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Refurbished dell laptop intel i5 3rd generation 8GB memory 128GB SSD £199.99 @ Gigarefurb

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I posted this deal a month or so ago and it got a great response. And i was happy with mine. I recommended them to people I know but it was out of stock when they came to order. They seem to be back i… Read More
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I posted this deal a month or so ago and it got a great response. And i was happy with mine. I recommended them to people I know but it was out of stock when they came to order. They seem to be back in stock now so I've put it on once more. Great deal. Here is the original information

I bought this refurbished laptop as a Christmas present for my son. I am a big fan of dell the build quality is great. I must admit I am overwhelmed with what I received. I am going to post some pictures of the actual laptop I received so you can assess yourself because I was dubious of "refurbished" . I ordered it on Tuesday and received it the next day with free delivery!

It is a intel i5 3rd generation with 8GB memory and a 128Gb SSD. The condition is like new and the battery is great it lasted out of the box for over two and a half hours. For under £200 from a genuine retailer with 12 months warranty I couldn't find a like for like deal with these options at this price.

There is also a grade B version same specification for £175.99 if cosmetics are not a big issue http://www.gigarefurb.co.uk/dell-latitude-e6230-intel-core-i5-3rd-gen-2-60ghz-8gb-ddr3-ram-128gb-ssd-windows-7-pro-grade-b.html

And if you register for their newsletter you receive a £5 off your first order so you can get his deal for £170.99

Its back Instock and i have just sucessfully placed an order.
- Am4r
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Seems like a lot of money for a four year old laptop with HD4000 graphics and a presumably near-exhausted battery.
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Gkains
ovi_andre
hi.whats the screen resolution?
HD means 1366*768.
Mind you this is an E6230 so that's an ultra portable laptop with 12.5" screen. FHD (1080P) would probably be painful on the eyes on such a small screen. HD+ (1440*900) might be nicer resolution but don't know if Dell ever offered that choice. Certainly Lenovo never did for their similar X230

Yeah my 5 inch phone screen is a massive 720p and it kill my eyes :|:{

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#1
hi.whats the screen resolution?
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#3
ovi_andre
hi.whats the screen resolution?
"HD Anti Glare LED"

12.5" "HD" screen
1 Like #4
I'm not 100% sure I know what HD means any more! Does anyone have an idea of how good the screen is?

I've been looking for a £300 laptop for a wee while: would the 240gb SSD upgrade + another 4gb of RAM be good investments?
2 Likes #5
ovi_andre
hi.whats the screen resolution?
1366x768
Why is it that when it is not mentioned, but 'they' say 'HD', inevitably it is low resolution HD :(

Edited By: jasee on Jan 16, 2017 17:03
1 Like #6
bbrundell1
I'm not 100% sure I know what HD means any more! Does anyone have an idea of how good the screen is?
I've been looking for a £300 laptop for a wee while: would the 240gb SSD upgrade + another 4gb of RAM be good investments?

No, if a 128GB SSD is not big enough for you then is 240GB?

8GB RAM is more than enough for all the things you are likely to use this laptop for.

Plus, the upgrades are expensive.

Edited By: Trevanator on Jan 16, 2017 17:07
1 Like #7
ovi_andre
hi.whats the screen resolution?


HD means 1366*768.
Mind you this is an E6230 so that's an ultra portable laptop with 12.5" screen. FHD (1080P) would probably be painful on the eyes on such a small screen. HD+ (1440*900) might be nicer resolution but don't know if Dell ever offered that choice. Certainly Lenovo never did for their similar X230

Edited By: Gkains on Jan 16, 2017 17:22: mobile = auto-assume
7 Likes #8
Seems like a lot of money for a four year old laptop with HD4000 graphics and a presumably near-exhausted battery.
6 Likes #9
Gkains
ovi_andre
hi.whats the screen resolution?
HD means 1366*768.
Mind you this is an E6230 so that's an ultra portable laptop with 12.5" screen. FHD (1080P) would probably be painful on the eyes on such a small screen. HD+ (1440*900) might be nicer resolution but don't know if Dell ever offered that choice. Certainly Lenovo never did for their similar X230

Yeah my 5 inch phone screen is a massive 720p and it kill my eyes :|:{
1 Like #10
Noclouds
Seems like a lot of money for a four year old laptop with HD4000 graphics and a presumably near-exhausted battery.
But don't forget this is a business-class laptop which costs £1,200 when new so not comparable to the built-down-to-a-price consumer laptops which cost £250 new.
Here's a review from when it was new.
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/laptops/dell-latitude-e6230-review-3433446/
Having said that, while and many others appreciate these business laptops for the robustness and serviceability, they are not for everyone. Excellent for those who like being able to fix things, but for someone afraid of fixing hardware maybe the are better off with one of those cheaply made £300 laptop (but avoid the £200 Atom laptops), or be prepared to spend a lot more for a quality laptop.
1 Like #11
Got one first time round and it's been brilliant. A Few surface marks on the case but it doesn't matter, it's super quick and over-powered for general use (social, emails, etc.) Definitely worth the money if you're wanting something you can boot up quickly or carry around.
1 Like #12
bbrundell1
I'm not 100% sure I know what HD means any more! Does anyone have an idea of how good the screen is?

I've been looking for a £300 laptop for a wee while: would the 240gb SSD upgrade + another 4gb of RAM be good investments?


Likely be a 13xx by 7xx screen
4 Likes #13
catbeans
Gkains
ovi_andre
hi.whats the screen resolution?
HD means 1366*768.
Mind you this is an E6230 so that's an ultra portable laptop with 12.5" screen. FHD (1080P) would probably be painful on the eyes on such a small screen. HD+ (1440*900) might be nicer resolution but don't know if Dell ever offered that choice. Certainly Lenovo never did for their similar X230
Yeah my 5 inch phone screen is a massive 720p and it kill my eyes :|:{
Totally different usage patterns.
Some people love high-resolutions screens, some people cannot get along with them and immediately ask someone to change the DPI scaling so they can see menus etc. Think the default menu font in Windows is around 10 pixels high so it would be under 3mm on a 12.5" 1080P screen.
12.5" @ 1080P is a dot pitch of 0.256mm, same as 4K on a 25" screen.
#14
Looks like a great deal, especially when compared to the 'Grade B' refurbs that eBay is filled with.
4 Likes #15
For reference:

15.6" 1366x768 = ~100 PPI
12.5" 1366x768 = ~125 PPI*
12.5" 1440x900 = ~135 PPI
15.6" 1920x1080 = ~140 PPI

*This laptop

Although this has a 1366x768 display, it'll be nowhere near as bad as 15.6" laptops with displays of the same resolution.
#16
Gkains
ovi_andre
hi.whats the screen resolution?
HD means 1366*768.
Mind you this is an E6230 so that's an ultra portable laptop with 12.5" screen. FHD (1080P) would probably be painful on the eyes on such a small screen. HD+ (1440*900) might be nicer resolution but don't know if Dell ever offered that choice. Certainly Lenovo never did for their similar X230
I agree about the 1080p @ 12.5" thing.

However, the the jump from 768p to 900p on a 12.5" display is only a ~8% increase in pixel density. In other words, nothing to worry about (assuming that the panels are of equal quality aside from their resolution). It's not like jumping from 768p to 1080p on a 15.6" display, where the PPI increase is ~40%.
#17
Any way you can upgrade this to windows 10 for free still?
1 Like #18
Gkains
catbeans
Gkains
ovi_andre
hi.whats the screen resolution?
HD means 1366*768.
Mind you this is an E6230 so that's an ultra portable laptop with 12.5" screen. FHD (1080P) would probably be painful on the eyes on such a small screen. HD+ (1440*900) might be nicer resolution but don't know if Dell ever offered that choice. Certainly Lenovo never did for their similar X230
Yeah my 5 inch phone screen is a massive 720p and it kill my eyes :|:{
Totally different usage patterns.
Some people love high-resolutions screens, some people cannot get along with them and immediately ask someone to change the DPI scaling so they can see menus etc. Think the default menu font in Windows is around 10 pixels high so it would be under 3mm on a 12.5" 1080P screen.
12.5" @ 1080P is a dot pitch of 0.256mm, same as 4K on a 25" screen.

Thats still viewing at 1080p pixels though and you can change those settings without down scaling.
#19
jakethebeagles
Any way you can upgrade this to windows 10 for free still?


I think that's ended now
4 Likes #20
jakethebeagles
Any way you can upgrade this to windows 10 for free still?
If you're willing to bend the truth a bit (or maybe not, depending on your circumstances), you can.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade
#21
Gkains
Noclouds
Seems like a lot of money for a four year old laptop with HD4000 graphics and a presumably near-exhausted battery.
But don't forget this is a business-class laptop which costs £1,200 when new so not comparable to the built-down-to-a-price consumer laptops which cost £250 new.
Here's a review from when it was new.http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/laptops/dell-latitude-e6230-review-3433446/
Having said that, while and many others appreciate these business laptops for the robustness and serviceability, they are not for everyone. Excellent for those who like being able to fix things, but for someone afraid of fixing hardware maybe the are better off with one of those cheaply made £300 laptop (but avoid the £200 Atom laptops), or be prepared to spend a lot more for a quality laptop.
My point was HD4000 graphics, who wants to go back to that, one of the best things I did was give away my old Ivybridge laptop to a nephew who ended up buying a laptop, we are four generations of Intel HD graphics on since HD4000 and again, presumably the four year old battery isn't going to be able to hold much of a charge, which is to say does the vendor guarantee two and a half hours from a used four year old battery?
1 Like #22
matt101101
jakethebeagles
Any way you can upgrade this to windows 10 for free still?
If you're willing to bend the truth a bit (or maybe not, depending on your circumstances), you can.https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

Thanks :)
3 Likes #23
Noclouds
Gkains
Noclouds
Seems like a lot of money for a four year old laptop with HD4000 graphics and a presumably near-exhausted battery.
But don't forget this is a business-class laptop which costs £1,200 when new so not comparable to the built-down-to-a-price consumer laptops which cost £250 new.
Here's a review from when it was new.http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/laptops/dell-latitude-e6230-review-3433446/
Having said that, while and many others appreciate these business laptops for the robustness and serviceability, they are not for everyone. Excellent for those who like being able to fix things, but for someone afraid of fixing hardware maybe the are better off with one of those cheaply made £300 laptop (but avoid the £200 Atom laptops), or be prepared to spend a lot more for a quality laptop.
My point was HD4000 graphics, who wants to go back to that, one of the best things I did was give away my old Ivybridge laptop to a nephew who ended up buying a laptop, we are four generations of Intel HD graphics on since HD4000 and again, presumably the four year old battery isn't going to be able to hold much of a charge, which is to say does the vendor guarantee two and a half hours from a used four year old battery?
I doubt that HD4000 graphics are going to be a problem for anyone who doesn't want to play games or do any other graphically intensive tasks (which I would imagine is anyone buying a 12.5" business class laptop). They're fine for 1080p video playback and that's about all that's ever going to asked of lots of people's laptops.

What were you using your HD4000 equipped laptop for that made it so bad? It's not like the modern Intel graphics offerings have turned average laptops into high end gaming machines. If you want any serious graphics horsepower, you still need a dedicated GPU.
#24
I got one of these grade A a while back and really good, but was an i7 for £30 more. I just got 2 more for my office for around £179 and again, all is good, same spec as these. A few more dings and not cleaned but grade B - fine for the hotdesks in the office.
1 Like #25
Great price - you can find cheaper on occasion but it's rare to find a machine with the spec already 'made good' by the pre-fitted SSD and 8GB RAM. Seriously, people complaining about 'HD resolution' - it's the norm anyway and it's not like you're paying £400+ for a premium machine, then you might have something to complain about; given that even most £400 machines don't have SSDs which is what makes older machines snappy. I'd take a 2-3 year old business-grade Dell, HP or Lenovo over the cheap plastic offerings of today.

Anyway for those asking, it isn't a bad 12.5" panel, it's actually pretty good contrast and brightness.
#26
Should I go for 32 bit win 7 or 64 bit win 7? I'm going to be using DAW software (Cubans ax, reason, fl studio etc). Just a simple explanation of compatibility issues thank you please!
#27
CUBASE SX
#28
jamiebobski
Should I go for 32 bit win 7 or 64 bit win 7? I'm going to be using DAW software (Cubans ax, reason, fl studio etc). Just a simple explanation of compatibility issues thank you please!

you need 64-bit if you want to use more than 4GB ram
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#30
jamiebobski
Should I go for 32 bit win 7 or 64 bit win 7? I'm going to be using DAW software (Cubans ax, reason, fl studio etc). Just a simple explanation of compatibility issues thank you please!
64 bit, otherwise you'll be stuck using 4GB of RAM.
#31
matt101101
For reference:
15.6" 1366x768 = ~100 PPI
12.5" 1366x768 = ~125 PPI*
12.5" 1440x900 = ~135 PPI
15.6" 1920x1080 = ~140 PPI
*This laptop
Although this has a 1366x768 display, it'll be nowhere near as bad as 15.6" laptops with displays of the same resolution.

Talk in terms of work space and screen real estate, 768p is poor af
#32
Please can someone advise if it's worth paying the £52 quid for the 3 year warranty? I'm clueless about this stuff, I need a laptop for my uni work so I don't need bells and whistles, but I need it to be reliable.
#33
Good price though I'd be concerned what condition the battery is in. If it only holds charge for a couple of hours or so, it's not very useful....
#34
Have similar from work, very, very well built. I wouldn't buy as it would remind me of work lol, even a brand new battery on mine only lasts 2.5 hours max so if lasts 2 hrs, that good. I think it's a superb deal for a Corporate machine, nothing can touch it for the money IMO.
#35
my dell 6320 keeps up with most laptops even these days apart from games..........

its a i5 8gb ssd drive. gps and hscdpa module installed....backlit keyboard......and cost me in total about £150
#36
catbeans
Gkains
ovi_andre
hi.whats the screen resolution?
HD means 1366*768.
Mind you this is an E6230 so that's an ultra portable laptop with 12.5" screen. FHD (1080P) would probably be painful on the eyes on such a small screen. HD+ (1440*900) might be nicer resolution but don't know if Dell ever offered that choice. Certainly Lenovo never did for their similar X230

Yeah my 5 inch phone screen is a massive 720p and it kill my eyes :|:{


My 5.5 inch screen burns at 1440
1 Like #37
jamiebobski
Should I go for 32 bit win 7 or 64 bit win 7? I'm going to be using DAW software (Cubans ax, reason, fl studio etc). Just a simple explanation of compatibility issues thank you please!

If you're feeling ambitious you could install Mac OS and use GarageBand / logic

http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/311218-guide-dell-latitude-e6230-1010x-100-eng/
#38
Gkains
FHD (1080P) would probably be painful on the eyes on such a small screen.

Yeah.... My 8.9" 1920x1200 tablet is completely unusable...
1 Like #39
gt4game
matt101101
For reference:
15.6" 1366x768 = ~100 PPI
12.5" 1366x768 = ~125 PPI*
12.5" 1440x900 = ~135 PPI
15.6" 1920x1080 = ~140 PPI
*This laptop
Although this has a 1366x768 display, it'll be nowhere near as bad as 15.6" laptops with displays of the same resolution.
Talk in terms of work space and screen real estate, 768p is poor af
It's a £200 laptop with a 12.5" display; compromises have to be made.

If your use case requires more space to work then a laptop with a larger, higher resolution display is what you need. This is what it is; a relatively small and portable business class machine with decent performance for less than £200.
1 Like #40
Jt12345
Please can someone advise if it's worth paying the £52 quid for the 3 year warranty? I'm clueless about this stuff, I need a laptop for my uni work so I don't need bells and whistles, but I need it to be reliable.

Warranty doesn't make it more reliable.

Paying 25% of the purchase cost seems excessive, especially with consumer protection being what it is in the country.
Obviously the value of the warranty depends upon what it offers though.

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