Summary: This laptop is easily one of the best ways to get solid, reliable performance for a low price, when buying refurbished. The hardware is easily accessible and serviceable, and parts are abundantly available. It has a very solid construction, and will stand up to most mistreatment. The only downside is that - without discrete graphics (nvidia NVS 3100m) - it is limited to dual-core processors with hyper threading and integrated graphics.
Upon calling seller it was replaced and wrapped better. There was no COA in either package as ...
DAVE TIMMERDING, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: First unit delivered was poorly wrapped and damaged. Upon calling seller it was replaced and wrapped better. There was no COA in either package as stated. So far everything seems to be working. However testing at the Dell site says the hard drive is close to failing, this was the same on both units. I bought this unit because of Win 7 and portability and was able to successfully do an image backup of drive.
Summary: It arrived a day or two later than stated but was packed great...nothing missing. Just bummed that it had an irremovable base intel video graphics card but can't ever be upgraded. You can only upgrade Windows. It began not reading the battery...battery died pretty quickly. It doesn't want to hold a charge. So now we have to buy a new battery. We love it though!
Summary: Nice little laptop! My incarnation only had a 250 GB hard drive, but had a lighted keyboard and webcam. I immediately cloned the original hard disk over to a solid state drive. Boots lightning fast into Windows 7 (my favorite windows OS). My only complaint is that it lacked the on board Bluetooth adapter. There are cheap OEM on-board adapters available, but require almost complete dis-assembly of the laptop for installation (Dell docs are sparse).
Summary: I bought this computer for my daughter for college. This is the same computer that I have used for work for the past few years. I really like the durability and reliablity of the computer and that is why I search for this model when I was looking for a computer. Being a slightly older model was perfect for a college computer without breaking the bank.
The screen is bright and clear and I'm happy with it
21 August 2014
Summary: I've been using this computer for a few months and have had a one or two blue screens. I had to fix the wandering mouse issue that is a problem with most older Dells. Other than that the computer came well packed and has no scratches or dings anywhere on the computer. The screen is bright and clear and I'm happy with it.