Summary: Some people may find the cons mentioned above to be deal breakers, but after receiving $65 off of the cheapest laptop i could find, I didn't mind shelling out a few extra bucks for batteries and pointer caps to get it to the level that i desire. Overall, I am quite pleased.
Pros: Obviously the price, $145-$50rebate-10%($15) VCO promo code = $80 Win 7 laptop. :) In spite of a few minor scratches, it is in great cosmetic shape overall (except as stated below), and appears to be very sturdy construction. Setup was quick,and easy and it runs reasonably fast for only having 2G...
Cons: The rubber cap on the pointing stick was a bit grungy, and is starting to come apart at the corners, but i was able to get a new set of 5 caps for $4 so not a huge problem. The power supply functions perfectly, but the cable entry connector is cracked and bent so that the cable enters at about 30...
Summary: Of the 5 machines I have now worked on, (2 personal, 3 at work) three were "perfect" right out of the box. The 4'th had minimal issues with Windows Activation, and a "dead" WiFi. The 3'rd, Windows Activation failed.
Pros: This is an update to my previous review: My boss liked these machines (and the price, which was $209 when he ordered them) so much, that he ordered THREE! For a refurb, the first one was perfect in every way. It connected to our WiFi, Windows validated and updated itself, and everything works. Wo...
Cons: So far, the 2'nd of 3 units purchased by my boss, powered-up with a "dead" WiFi. I will have to investigate further. Machine #3, Windows activation failed, had to call MS on phone.
Good laptop for travel, service and public access areas where losing it or damaging it would not break your heart or lose data
29 March 2014
Summary: I wanted a cheap, expendable Laptop for use on the road and on service calls. I use it primarily for web and email access and field service apps where everything is replaceable. I never store irreplaceable data on it and can use it from a Linux Live CD.
Summary: Adobe flash should make a program that would run on a slower processor everyone can not afford to update.
Pros: Works great. I purchased Two laptops to serf the web my older acer laptop had a 1(GHz) processor and would not run Adobe flash you need 2.33 (GHz) one of my new Laptops has a 2.20 (GHz0 processor and the other has a 2.40 (GHz) they both do a good job running Adobe flash.
Cons: The power cord for the adapter burned in half it could have caused a fire.