Refursbished laptops

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I'm also looking Dell business laptops - do you have any experience of model types? A colleague recommended looking at the latitude series.

My research says that Latitude is the one to buy. Made for hard business use. Just make sure it has either Windows 10 or 10 Pro and is not "OS".

Donnie, it's on a 2nd battery now. I really think the connection is shot as it's loose as a goose. That requires removing a million screws and then hoping it's detachable and not needing a motherboard solder from what I read.

Time to upgrade. I only paid $80 U.S. for it and it has lasted approx 3 yrs.
 
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I have three Dell Latitudes, two 7440s and a smaller 7240, all a pleasure to use. The 7240 runs CloudReady, an open-source ChromiumOS, while the 7440s run my work fedora Linux and Windows 10 machines. I have substantially newer hardware supplied by work (a Lenovo ... spit), but much prefer my Latitudes.

Great machines ... but as with all older laptop hardware, the batteries are ripe for replacement. Easy to remove on the Dell Latitude, just slide a clip across and the battery pops off. Underneath where the battery sites, just two screws need removing to access all the internals - easy to add a second SSD drive into the optional SSD/WLAN slot.

Worth mentioning is my old HP ... in fact, two old(er) HPs, both of which developed issues in the power supply pack that caused the RCD to trip repeatedly. Never again.
 

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My Dell refurb arrived today and I am happier than a criminal with a new gun!! Clean as a hound's tooth! Hell, it looks unissued!! o_O Fired 'er up and so far runs like a charm (knock on wood). Battery seems to be OK. Simple layout and nothing too Tricky Dicky, just the way I like it.

I needed some good news as I have been in a lot of pain which my dentist "cured" today by informing me I need a root canal next week. :cry:
 
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My Dell refurb arrived today and I am happier than a criminal with a new gun!! Clean as a hound's tooth! Hell, it looks unissued!! o_O Fired 'er up and so far runs like a charm (knock on wood). Battery seems to be OK. Simple layout and nothing too Tricky Dicky, just the way I like it.

I needed some good news as I have been in a lot of pain which my dentist "cured" today by informing me I need a root canal next week. :cry:
Sorry to hear about the Root Canal. Horrible things!

On a similar note, the Latitude I bought turned up yesterday. It's lovely to have a laptop that boots up nice and quickly! I like the idea of buying refurbished kit. Some really good specs, and very good prices. In most cases out performing modern laptops. Happy Easter.
 
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In my work capacity I retired about forty Latitude E5520 and E5530 in 2019, awesome machines.

The only weak point was the hinges, that tend to go wobbly after few years of abuse by employees.

I remember that Windows 10 was working better than 7 on these models. Build quality from Dell nowadays is not as it was when the E5520, E5530, E5540 we're out.
I can't say we see a huge difference in performance with the 5th generation chips in these machines to the current 10th and 11th gen, though battery life is far superior on the current crop (3 hours vs 11 hours).
 
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