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Buy a 6 year old refurbished computer with a 1 yr warranty?

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#1 1970AMX


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 06:40 PM

I don't need a high power machine as I just do word and spreadsheet processing and surf the net.


I also plan on using a Linux OS, without bloatware, etc.


Is there a reasonable chance that I could still get 5 years of reliable use out of the computer in the link below?  Or should I stick to a newer refurbished?






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Posted 24 August 2016 - 07:14 PM

Oh yeah, That machine should SCREAM with linux on it, and with a 1st gen i5 you can def get 5-7 years off of it easily, (you can always upgrade single components later on eg, RAM, Processor, HDD)

but Yes, that machine should run for at least! 5 more years with *Nix on it.

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 12:19 PM

I think it's a good deal for a working computer sporting an i5 CPU...typically you will find the leased/refurbished systems sport Core 2 Duos.  Same system available at Amazon, but $25 more.



#4 Kuszotke


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Posted 26 August 2016 - 12:40 PM

That's a really nice PC.

#5 MDD1963


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 06:26 PM

There are numerous 4-5 year old systems availlable for perhaps $100....


Warranty not needed. (We use numerous 9-10 year old Dell Core2Duo systems in our office, all run fine year after year.......

Asus Z270A Prime/7700K/32 GB DDR4-3200/GTX1060

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