Summary: This laptop is fantastic! If you didn't know that it was refurbished, you would just assume that this was an out-of-the box new PC. The only thing that was not right from the description is the hard drive size. The description says that it is a 160 GB drive, but it was actually a 250 GB drive.
Summary: I bought this to transfer my digital camcorder tapes to DVD. It has a firewire port and a DVD Burner. This worked great right out of the box. No other bells and whistles but it works perfect for tape to DVD transfer and the occaisonal web crawl.
Summary: I expected to use this laptop to watch Netflix movies, anywhere in my house. However, I've spent too much time, squinting and straining my ears to be able to see and hear the movie. The volume is turned up to 100%, but in order to hear the audio, I have to be sitting right in front of it.
Summary: It was a little more beat up then I expected. It didn't come with any instructions, good thing I have some knowledge of computers. After set up and virus scan (2 days total) it now works fine for what I need it for. Simple internet use and word processing.
A compromise in a Core 2 Duo system, but its still a Dell
William Smith, Amazon
25 September 2014
Summary: I support several of these E5400s at work and must say they are a great work machine, provided that you (1) upgrade the RAM to 4GB or more, (2) have a decent SATA II HDD or SSD, and (3) look for the models with Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz or better.
Summary: We needed a reasonably priced laptop for our bookkeeping and tax return business. We just needed it to hold 2 programs and be portable. This fit the bill perfectly. Great price, fast for what we are using it for and hooked right up to our printer and internet service.