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[BigLots] Refub'd Gateway Intel Core i3 Laptop 4GB 500GB with BLU-RAY $319

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Saw this via slickdeals. In store only. YMMV.
Laptop is $400, 20% off everything today and tomorrow in the store = $319.

Specs:
Intel Core i3-370M processor2 (2.4 Ghz, 3MB L3 Cache)
4 GB dual-channel DDR3 1066 MHz sDRAM
6-cell lithium Ion battery (usage up to 4 -1/2 hours)
Intel hyper-threading technology
Blu-ray disc/DVD-RW combo drive
15.6", 16:9 HD LED backlit display (1366 x 768 resolution)
Intel HD graphics
1.3MP webcam
1 HDMI port (720p)
Model NV59C66U
Refurbished.
post #2 of 11
Refurbished or not, that's a nice laptop for <400. (considers going to biglots)
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I can't say I'd trust a new gateway laptop. Buying a refurb one? Taking a risk there.
    
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Originally Posted by E_man View Post
I can't say I'd trust a new gateway laptop. Buying a refurb one? Taking a risk there.
Gateway = Acer
Acer is good enough in my book.
This model's MSRP is $600+
You get some amazing stuff for $319!
Too bad they don't have any in stock near me.
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Originally Posted by Geglamash View Post
Gateway = Acer
I know that. I would not trust either one, along wit eMachines and Compaq. I have never owned nor know anyone who owned a machine from any one of those companies and had it last more than 8-10 months. I'm all for refurbs, but not from this company. Just trying to give fair warning.
    
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post #7 of 11
Laptops have short life spans to begin with.
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Laptops have short life spans to begin with.
8-10 months? No. A laptop from a decent maker that isn't abused easily lasts 2 years+. My $300 Asus netbook just passed the 2 year mark and running strong. My toshiba is about to pass 4 years.

If my experience with Acer is completely out of the ordinary, that's entirely possible. Besides, this laptops cheap, it may be worth it as almost disposable. However, it seems I'm not the only one with this opinion of them.
    
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8-10 months? No. A laptop from a decent maker that isn't abused easily lasts 2 years+. My $300 Asus netbook just passed the 2 year mark and running strong. My toshiba is about to pass 4 years.

If my experience with Acer is completely out of the ordinary, that's entirely possible. Besides, this laptops cheap, it may be worth it as almost disposable. However, it seems I'm not the only one with this opinion of them.
My parents have both had Acer laptops since 2005 and 2007. Both of which we still have and are still running. My dad had a 'top of the line' one (the Ferrari series) and my mom had a more basic one (Aspire model). We all own newer Acer Aspire models (parents are now both over one year old) now, and they have yet to have problems.
 
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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by E_man View Post
I know that. I would not trust either one, along wit eMachines and Compaq. I have never owned nor know anyone who owned a machine from any one of those companies and had it last more than 8-10 months. I'm all for refurbs, but not from this company. Just trying to give fair warning.
lol i just helped my neighbor install some stuff on a compaq from like 2002. that thing is a relic. but its still kicking, and i got it running like new.

on a side note, both these companies are owned by HP now.
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