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Buying a used laptop vs buying a new one

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nimbus10, May 16, 2018.

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  1. Nimbus10

    Nimbus10 Thread Starter

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    Guys, maybe someone's got an idea, if I'm making the right decision here. I'm about to purchase a used, but refurbished Dell Latitude E6540 from 2014 for roundabout 700 Euros. For that kind of money I could easily afford a brand new budget laptop. Thing is, the Dell is quite a powerhouse, a dated one, but still, it's packed with OK specs (I think, or more precisely, guess - I'm not really that much of a tech freak)

    It comes with:
    Win10
    Intel Core i7-4800MQ (4x 2,7 Ghz)
    16 GB RAM
    15,6'' FHD Display
    512 GB SSD
    1. Intel HD Graphics 4400; 2. AMD Radeon 8790MQ (2GB GDDR5)
    and a 24 months assurance

    I use my laptop mostly for editing and rendering (Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere and such), slight gaming and research stuff.
    Would be great if anyone could help me out with a little hint.

    I hope this is the right kind of platform for this sort of questions.
     
  2. SpywareDr

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    Compared with new, one of the biggest problems I've seen with refurbished laptops is a lousy battery. Another is weight. If you can live with that though, the above looks like it could be a decent buy.
     
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    Looks expensive to me, I would check prices for same model on Ebay.
     
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