Originally Posted by sirhcyennek81
Im fairly sure a thread exists on this topic already, but I am far too lazy to look for it. At any rate, my current laptop, a compaq presario is dying a slow death, and its time to replace it. Any recommendations?
And no, this is not going to be a poll.
I've gone with the Dell refurbished models twice since 1998. Both times I got a top model (current year) for about 70% of the price for the new model.
The refurbished models are brand new ones sent back for initial defects, then repaired in the factory. You get the extended warranty as part of the package. It's a no-brainer for me. I had the first one from 1998-2005 with no problems til it became obsolete. This one I've had since 2005 with no problems.
You get a top of the line $1000 laptop for $700. I'll do it again once this one becomes obsolete.