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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
    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.
    Yeah, this one was, apparently, pretty much a desktop replacement computer.

    And, even if your monitor is old and has DVI, it's likely to have VGA as well, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Yeah, this one was, apparently, pretty much a desktop replacement computer.

    And, even if your monitor is old and has DVI, it's likely to have VGA as well, no?
    Yeah, it does, but VGA quality is kinda... eh..
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    It is a refurbished computer.

    Product works and looks like new. Comes with a 90-day warranty.
    This Amazon Renewed product is professionally inspected and tested by an Amazon qualified supplier. Box and accessories may be generic. Learn more

    There is another one that is cheaper (also refurbushed)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071751G3P..._t1_B07HKBDFQX

    if you scroll down the page you can see a comparison with other laptops at similar prices that are not refurbished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    It is a refurbished computer.

    Product works and looks like new. Comes with a 90-day warranty.
    This Amazon Renewed product is professionally inspected and tested by an Amazon qualified supplier. Box and accessories may be generic. Learn more
    I sure wish I had said that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    "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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    If you're looking for a laptop, I'd suggest checking out Woot.com as well. They pretty much always have deals on laptops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I sure wish I had said that!



    Neither of you needed to! I knew it was refurbished before I posted here. I read (and re-read) the entire page before I started this thread. I have no problem buying refurbished electronics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    It is a refurbished computer.

    Product works and looks like new. Comes with a 90-day warranty.
    This Amazon Renewed product is professionally inspected and tested by an Amazon qualified supplier. Box and accessories may be generic. Learn more

    There is another one that is cheaper (also refurbushed)
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071751G3P..._t1_B07HKBDFQX

    if you scroll down the page you can see a comparison with other laptops at similar prices that are not refurbished.
    That one has even less hard drive space (although it is an SSD) and has half the graphics RAM. It also doesn't have the NVIDIA graphics processor. I'll be using this for gaming, so that's a deal breaker. Sorry.
    I did find this version of the one in my original link, with Windows 7 instead of 10:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07N4...MOL17Z4Z&psc=1

    And I did look at the product comparison box, and nothing appealed to me as much as this one does. The graphics really seals it for me. I think I'll get this one as soon as I have the money. I did have a close call with my desktop recently though - a lightning strike took out the power supply. I feared at first that it might be worse than that, but my dad brought over a couple spare power supplies (as you do) and swapped it out and it works again. I do have it plugged into a surge suppressor, but my dad's UPS was also shut off in the same lightning strike. That's not supposed to happen.
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    If you're looking for a laptop, I'd suggest checking out Woot.com as well. They pretty much always have deals on laptops.
    It's been so long since I even thought about woot. I'll have to check it out.

    I'll let y'all know what I end up getting, but I have to wait for people who owe me money to pay me back and there's no telling when that'll be.
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Yeah, this one was, apparently, pretty much a desktop replacement computer.

    And, even if your monitor is old and has DVI, it's likely to have VGA as well, no?
    I checked my monitor. It has display port, HDMI, two DVI, and VGA. So whatever I need to plug into it, it's there and I don't need an adapter.
    Curiosity never hurt anyone. It was stupidity that killed the cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantaFille View Post
    I checked my monitor. It has display port, HDMI, two DVI, and VGA. So whatever I need to plug into it, it's there and I don't need an adapter.
    Cool!!!!
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