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Buying a used laptop vs buying a new one

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

  1. Nimbus10

    Nimbus10 Thread Starter

    May 16, 2018
    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:
    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


    Mar 30, 2014
    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.
  3. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor

    May 24, 2003
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    Looks expensive to me, I would check prices for same model on Ebay.
  4. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
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