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Just ordered this refurbished laptop through dell, Ive heard many good things about refurbished laptops with dell so I went ahead with it....

For only $579

Inspiron 15 -

Intel Core i7-4500U

8GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx2)

1TB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

AMD Radeon(TM) HD 8850M 2GB GDDR5

Also comes with a 6 cell battery....

I can see this laptop going for AT least $1100+ brand new....I'm kinda skeptical of what I'm going to get but they said it only had minor cosmetic scratches.
Edited by shredzy - 10/19/14 at 11:22pm
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What is the model number of what you bought? Judging by the specs you got an Ok price, nothing id be worried about being scammed on or anything.
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Its straight through dell so not worried about getting scammed, just the condition it will come in...but they stated it only had very minor cosmetic scratches.

Didn't give to much info on the model number, they just had it listed as "Inspiron 15 Laptop 4th Generation" with the specs.
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That's just an average price, really. Laptops are not as expensive as they used to be. Did they list the screen resolution at all? More than likely you are getting a 1366x768 resolution, because Dell loves using that particular screen. If you get 1080p, then it's a much better deal. For comparison, here is a refurbished Lenovo from my local computer store:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/428754/U530_Touch_156_Ultrabook_Refurbished_-_Silver

Same processor, same amount of RAM (except this one is 1 DIMM), only 500GB hdd, but it is a hybrid, and a 1080p touch screen LCD. The only thing that really doesn't match up is the GPU, but it is $100 cheaper so that kind of makes up for it.
    
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That's just an average price, really. Laptops are not as expensive as they used to be. Did they list the screen resolution at all? More than likely you are getting a 1366x768 resolution, because Dell loves using that particular screen. If you get 1080p, then it's a much better deal. For comparison, here is a refurbished Lenovo from my local computer store:

http://www.microcenter.com/product/428754/U530_Touch_156_Ultrabook_Refurbished_-_Silver

Same processor, same amount of RAM (except this one is 1 DIMM), only 500GB hdd, but it is a hybrid, and a 1080p touch screen LCD. The only thing that really doesn't match up is the GPU, but it is $100 cheaper so that kind of makes up for it.

Living in Australia, technology here is quite more expensive. Here, for a brand new dell inspiron 15 3000 with an i5-4210U / 820M / 1TB HDD / 4GB RAM will cost you $700-800 straight through dell. So for the price I'm getting this lappy for, pretty damn good for its specs.

Also believe its this laptop judging its specs. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Update-Dell-Inspiron-15R-5537-Notebook.115624.0.html
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Living in Australia, technology here is quite more expensive. Here, for a brand new dell inspiron 15 3000 with an i5-4210U / 820M / 1TB HDD / 4GB RAM will cost you $700-800 straight through dell. So for the price I'm getting this lappy for, pretty damn good for its specs.

Also believe its this laptop judging its specs. http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Update-Dell-Inspiron-15R-5537-Notebook.115624.0.html

My bad, didn't see you were from Australia. Kind of sucks how everything costs more over there - it's all made in China/Taiwan anyway, so what's up with that? But knowing that price difference, it does look like you nabbed a fairly decent laptop for the price.
    
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My bad, didn't see you were from Australia. Kind of sucks how everything costs more over there - it's all made in China/Taiwan anyway, so what's up with that? But knowing that price difference, it does look like you nabbed a fairly decent laptop for the price.

Haha well our rule of thumb here is what ever it costs in the US, just add $100 onto it and thats the Australian price biggrin.gif
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