Refurbished Laptop computer: Where to buy? & Do I want to buy in the first place?

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  1. Michael D. Bunting

    Michael D. Bunting Screenwriter

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    About 6 months ago - I sold our Compaq laptop computer to another member on the forum here. We really didn't use it all that much - but now I'm wishing we had it back.
    I just picked up a Sony Clie (PDA type thingy) and it is really cool! However - for the $600~ I paid for it...I almost feel like I could probably just spend a bit more and get a decent laptop.
    The Sony is awesome...but I just don't know how "useful" it will be to me down the road. I do travel alot (military) and the WOW factor with the Sony Clie is pretty high...with that being said though, I'm thinking of returning it and putting a little more money into a laptop...because I think I will use it alot more over the next couple years.
    Any recommendations on where to buy a refurbished laptop? Can these be trusted to perform well?
    Or should I just learn to like the Clie for what it is?
    I'm not one who usually buys refurbished or used...it's always new for me - so I am somewhat scared of buying anything but brand new in the box items.
    Thanks for any help!~
     
  2. Michael D. Bunting

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    Well...I made up my own mind a few minutes ago. [​IMG]
    I'm taking back the Clie~ - I really like it and would highly recommend it to anyone - I guess I'm just not a PDA kinda guy though.
    I just ordered a laptop from Sony.com
    I know there are alot of Sony haters out there...but I just Sony Products...and we already have a Sony Digital Camera...and Sony VAIO Desktop computer that has run flawlessly for the past 8 months....and we also just purchased a Sony Digital TRV-330 Camcorder from another member of this forum (it should be here later this week). I also own a lovely Sony 57HW40 Widescreen TV that is my "baby". Everything uses Memory Stick - which I really dig!~
    Sony NV170
    Pentium 4 1.6 GHz-M
    15.0" SXGA (1400x1050)
    256 MB RAM
    30 GB HD
    CD-RW/DVD combo
    Win XP Home Edition
    Hope I did good!
     
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    Laptops are highly integrated and very hard to repair for the end-user (unlike, for example, a common desktop PC). Unless the savings are significant, along with the warranty, I would pass on a refurb.
     
  4. Michael D. Bunting

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    Thanks Masood
    The Sony laptop I ordered is brand new - It is to be released later this week actually.
    I bit the bullet and spent more than I originally planned on spending...but - oh well [​IMG]
     

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