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    Is this deal too good to be true?

    I found this laptop on Amazon. Others that are similar cost $1000+. The price keeps dropping, too. It was just under $500 when I first saw it. Is there something I'm missing? Or should I grab one while I can?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07HK...XJXLQRAM&psc=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
    I found this laptop on Amazon. Others that are similar cost $1000+. The price keeps dropping, too. It was just under $500 when I first saw it. Is there something I'm missing? Or should I grab one while I can?

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07HK...XJXLQRAM&psc=1
    16 Gigs Ram is pretty decent - the hard drive is a bit small, considering most laptops have 1 or 2 T hard drives now, but the price for what it describes looks pretty good.
    How soon do you need to buy? I saw a couple deals that may be able to beat this, but I won't be able to dig them up til after lunch.
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    That hard drive is way bigger than all my current hard drives put together, including my backup drive. My current desktop computer is over 12 years old and has been acting up lately. I have a laptop computer that I use in the kitchen for music, but it has a bad screen and would need an external monitor to be used for gaming. It is only just barely better and newer than my desktop and may not outlast it by much. So, my current computers are hanging on by a thread but are still usable. I just don't want to wait until they are unusable before I replace them.

    The thing I like about this Dell I'm looking at, is that it has a dedicated graphics card which is a nice thing to have in a laptop.

    If you want to try to find something better, I would appreciate that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
    That hard drive is way bigger than all my current hard drives put together, including my backup drive. My current desktop computer is over 12 years old and has been acting up lately. I have a laptop computer that I use in the kitchen for music, but it has a bad screen and would need an external monitor to be used for gaming. It is only just barely better and newer than my desktop and may not outlast it by much. So, my current computers are hanging on by a thread but are still usable. I just don't want to wait until they are unusable before I replace them.

    The thing I like about this Dell I'm looking at, is that it has a dedicated graphics card which is a nice thing to have in a laptop.

    If you want to try to find something better, I would appreciate that.
    If 500 Gig HD is not a problem (I like the 16 Gigs RAM) this may be just right for you --- I'll check after lunch just in case I find a better deal.
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    Cool. I figure a hard drive is one of the easiest things to swap out if I need a bigger one later.

    Thank you, CP!
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    For that price, and since you don't need 1 or 2T, it looks pretty good.

    "Renewed" is Amazon's way of saying "rebuilt" or "refurbished", but I also noted it came with a 90 day money back or replacement guaranty. That often means that the product you get won't be EXACTLY like what you bought, but should be pretty durn close.

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    ETA: I have a laptop similar in keyboard layout, and the only problem is that I 'naturally' put my hands "mid laptop" to type, but with the numeric keypad on the right, your hands actually need to be left of center.

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    Interesting -- it has USB 3.0, along with HDMI *and* display port...

    Ports:
    Left
    --1 - Lock Slot
    --2 - USB 3.0
    --1 - Microphone
    --1 - Headphone
    --1 - 9-in-1 media card reader
    --1 - SmartCard reader (optional)
    --1 - 54mm ExpressCard slot
    Rear
    --1 - VGA
    --1 - RJ-45
    --1 - eSATA / USB 2.0
    --1 - HDMI
    Right
    --2 - USB 3.0
    --1 - DisplayPort
    --1 - Wireless switch
    Wireless: Wireless 802.11 ac
    Bluetooth: 4.0
    Built-In Webcam: NO
    Optical Drive: DVD-RW
    Keyboard Type: Backlit Keyboard
    Dimension: 10.1 x 14.8 x 1.3 inches
    Product Weight: 5.6 pounds
    operating system: Windows 10 pro 64 bit

    I'm kinda wondering about HDMI AND DisplayPort -- wish I could see a rear and side view.
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    Interesting - here's an overview of -- not specifically the one you are considering -- but the M4800 in general...

    Note he keeps saying it's "heavy", and not ultra portable. But, yes, appears to have DisplayPort + SVGA + HDMI

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    I'll have to check my current monitor, but it might not have HDMI. I can always get an adapter if I have to, but I'm using a DVI cable with my current setup. My monitor is old too but I'm happy with it and don't plan on replacing it any time soon. When I showed this laptop to my dad he said I might have to use an adapter that converts from Display Port to DVI.

    Also, I don't care about the weight. It's replacing my desktop and will rarely (if ever) leave my desk.

    Windows 10 pre-installed is a bit of a bummer, but I can put something else on it.
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    Looks like the HD is only 5400 RPM. That'll have to go. It'll cost about $60-70ish to get a 1TB 7200 RPM to replace it. That's still less than I was wanting to spend on a new computer. I had set myself a budget of $700 but I don't have that money yet. If I get this one, and even if I replace the HD right away, I can have it sooner than anticipated.

    I also found a slightly different version that has Windows 7, for a few dollars less.
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