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.
Summary: This laptop is quite powerful, but don't let the specs fool you on the processor. This is a 32-bit machine. I purchased this laptop used and put in a hard drive, and from the specs on the processor it stated it used a 64-bit assembly. This is true, but that does not equate to a 64-bit processor.
Pros: Very powerful laptop for the price Great battery life Outstanding wireless connectivity Works with Ubuntu out of the box
Cons: There is only one con for this laptop (well-documented on the web): The wireless card is controlled by a wifi hardware switch touch button. This is not normally a problem, except that the controller that allows access to the switch requires a Windows installation to modify it. When I purchased th...
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: I bought this Lap Top Used. It looked dirty. Took it to a repair shop to be checked and serviced. I It is running very well and we have no complaints. I took it to Europe and worked as it should.
Summary: The item itself is in great shape. I was able to load my software without problems and software works well. I need to purchase a new battery. Battery does not charge while plugged into wall. Icon says "not charging". Disappointed but age has its problems.