Summary: My favorite disingenuous bit is where they say: "Beware of Software Piracy. Many other sellers offer a non-original copy of Windows XP." Oh really! So I should be buying this ancient clunker with a what, ~10 year old Pentium 4 chip, cause other sellers supposedly sell fake windows? Wow, that's strong stuff they're smoking... Anyway, you'd be better off buying something with somewhat less outdated internals which is available around the same price, also at Amazon.
Summary: The first one I received would not come on. The seller sent a second one. That one worked great for several weeks. Then it stopped working as well. It started to turn itself off whenever. It eventually stopped coming on altogether. I contacted the seller. He instructed me to return both computers and he would refund my money. That was several weeks ago. So far, no refund. To bad because it would have been perfect for my needs.
"Excellent transaction, very good computer"... or so I thought!
7 July 2011
Summary: I ordered the Dell GX280 computer. It's a refurbished machine, but I have ordered plenty of refurbished electronics, and it's a great way to save money and get equipment that you otherwise might not be able to afford. That company, TLZ Electronics, is the fastest shipper of anything I have received on Amazon, including some small items that were sent by first class mail. It only took two days to get this machine to me, and I am using it for this interview.