Excerpt: Be aware, these laptops are from 2007, or that was the release date of this model. So your 8 years behind in technology. The guts are the same as the ones sold in 2007. So refurbishing doesn't mean putting in superior parts.
Summary: It is OK but by using it with my WIFI I have to be right near my moden and even then it runs very slowly. I still haven't been about to download a number of programs because it is so slow. My old HP XP that has gotten slow is still a lot faster.
Summary: Item wasn't shipped as described. Had USB port damage (can't connect via one USB port in back). Also seller indicated item had "light" use but once computer was received it looked like it was used heavily on daily basis.
Summary: I was happy with the purchase as they were quick to get the item to me and well packed. The only drawback was the HDD was going out and I couldn't trust it so I have to buy a new replacement. So I bought a SSD HDD and I am hoping nothing else needs replacing.
We never had this kind of poor experience before, so this may be an anomaly
30 October 2013
Summary: We have used many Dell laptops for the young people we assist over the years. The Dell 830 is one of the most sturdy and long lasting shells of any Dell laptop computers we can buy. In this case Windows 8 and Office 2013 Professional was loaded by the seller.