EXPIRED - Dell 14.1” Latitude D620/DC30 Refurbished Laptop for £119.99 Delivered @ Titanium Computers (Groupon)
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EXPIRED - Dell 14.1” Latitude D620/DC30 Refurbished Laptop for £119.99 Delivered @ Titanium Computers (Groupon)

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Found 4th Sep 2014
Needed a quick basic laptop to use Word/Excel and stuff.

This looks like a basic machine but one that would do the trick.

•Refurbished laptop in full working condition
•Tested, cleaned, checked and configured
•Model Dell DC20 or DC30
•14.1” screen
•Core 2 Duo 1.86Ghz
•2GB RAM
•80GB of memory
•DVD/RW
•Windows 7 home and recovery disk
•One-year warranty

I know it's a refurb but if it's in really bad nick then Groupon will just get it back as its 'not working'. No webcam or bluetooth or anything but they are not needed. An extra external hardrive for storage and it should meet all requirements (I think). Plus it's Windows 7 and not the travesty that is 8 and TCB takes another fiver off. Got to be worthy for about £115...

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core 2 duo means this machine must be around 4-5 years old which also most likely means it will have a battery that no longer holds a charge. not my idea of a deal.

I know it's a refurb but if it's in really bad nick then Groupon will … I know it's a refurb but if it's in really bad nick then Groupon will just get it back as its 'not working'



Don't they only give you a credit rather than a refund which means that you are tied in to buying more tat from them at some point

Not bad for OS X 86 if that's your thing, being as it's the same internally as the old c2d MacBooks.

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bouncy99

which also most likely means it will have a battery that no longer holds … which also most likely means it will have a battery that no longer holds a charge.



It does say in the small print that the battery is guaranteed to hold a charge for at least a 1/2 hour, at least. And, although this is a laptop, it's going to be in the house and near a leccy point most of the time. Not really going to need a battery life of hours and hours. And 4-5 years old I can handle. I don't want a multimedia gaming beast of a PC. This is just to be used as a glorified word processor and to check emails and stuff.

bouncy99

Don't they only give you a credit rather than a refund which means that … Don't they only give you a credit rather than a refund which means that you are tied in to buying more tat from them at some point



Hmmm. I bought some Namco thing from them. And a Hotel Stay (at different times) and I got a cash refund in both cases when it wasn't used. Just rang their Customer Services (and the TCB still tracked on the cancelled transactions)

This is probably an ex business use laptop that will do (hopefully) what I want it to. But as this deal is getting colder than a polar bears buttocks I guess I am wrong
Edited by: "pffffft" 4th Sep 2014

Will just about run Windows 7 - cheaper here (£106.95 inc. delivery)

pffffft

I don't want a mutimedia gaming beast of a PC. This is just to be used … I don't want a mutimedia gaming beast of a PC. This is just to be used as a glorified word processor and to check emails and stuff. Thought, under those circumstances, this was good



I think its ok for the money, and for what you want just the job, i'd be happy having paid that for it myself.

I suspect half the cold votes are because it says Dell - people can be very judgmental on certain brands - actually Dell and Groupon in the same post - that would account for a 3rd of the cold votes.


Edited by: "bluetba" 4th Sep 2014

Sorry but this same machine can be had cheaper elsewhere, it's worth no more than about £100 in my opinion. Just a quick look around the higher spec d630 can be had for less money as below. I'd really be looking for a last gen c2d processor as these are much cooler running and a lot more energy efficient.

ebay.co.uk/itm…269
Edited by: "Astec123" 4th Sep 2014

For the use you state you need "I don't want a multimedia gaming beast of a PC. This is just to be used as a glorified word processor and to check emails and stuff" A Chromebook would probably have been a better purchase,

£150 will get you a Acer C720 form Argos clearance on Ebay...

But if you really must have a Windows laptop in this price range SCCTrade have much higher spec, newer models cheaper than this.
scctrade.co.uk/lap…ps/

I'd rather have a Chromebook. At least you can save documents in MS Office formats and it'll be a damn sight faster than this!

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I'd rather have a Chromebook



To be honest. So would I. But that's another £100. So for this price range then I still think this is still a decent bet.

Looking at some of the other options suggested then, on those, there's no operating system with it or more expensive or significant signs of wear or it's from ebay (and buying from there is like rolling the dice imho). And looking at reviews on Amazon and stuff then this is considered a 'workhorse' laptop that does the trick - runs MS Works (that saves in MS Office formats I think) and Outlook Express and W7 no problem and I have had no issues with Groupon to date. So, it may well come back to bite me. But for what it's needed for, then I think it will be ok *fingers crossed*. To think I was actually excited about this purchase and wanted to share the deal on here but, after reading all the negatives then I'm not looking forward to the laptop arriving anymore, just hoping it will be ok...
Edited by: "pffffft" 4th Sep 2014

Don't bother buying one if it has Nvidia Quadro graphics - at this age if it hasn't already happened and been repaired it'll be a ticking time bomb for graphics issues and or failure.

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This I did not expect. This is now officially the coldest deal that I have ever posted - even colder than my cheap toilet rolls at Viking thread.

Conversely the hottest deal I ever posted was for Commitments theatre tickets and that turned out to be the worst waste of money ever. So, you never know, by going cold, it might mean I have got a bargain here

pffffft

To be honest. So would I. But that's another £100. So for this price … To be honest. So would I. But that's another £100. So for this price range then I still think this is still a decent bet.





£30 more...
ebay.co.uk/itm…ba1
Edited by: "Uridium" 4th Sep 2014

bouncy99

which also most likely means it will have a battery that no longer holds … which also most likely means it will have a battery that no longer holds a charge.

bouncy99

Don't they only give you a credit rather than a refund which means that … Don't they only give you a credit rather than a refund which means that you are tied in to buying more tat from them at some point

i dont know where you got that second quote from me, it certainly wasn't from this thread.
Edited by: "bouncy99" 4th Sep 2014

bouncy99

which also most likely means it will have a battery that no longer holds … which also most likely means it will have a battery that no longer holds a charge.

bouncy99

Don't they only give you a credit rather than a refund which means that … Don't they only give you a credit rather than a refund which means that you are tied in to buying more tat from them at some point

1/2 battery life means the battery is completely duff. wouldnt touch it with a bargepole.

pffffft

To be honest. So would I. But that's another £100. So for this price … To be honest. So would I. But that's another £100. So for this price range then I still think this is still a decent bet. Looking at some of the other options suggested then, on those, there's no operating system with it or more expensive or significant signs of wear or it's from ebay (and buying from there is like rolling the dice imho). And looking at reviews on Amazon and stuff then this is considered a 'workhorse' laptop that does the trick - runs MS Works (that saves in MS Office formats I think) and Outlook Express and W7 no problem and I have had no issues with Groupon to date. So, it may well come back to bite me. But for what it's needed for, then I think it will be ok *fingers crossed*. To think I was actually excited about this purchase and wanted to share the deal on here but, after reading all the negatives then I'm not looking forward to the laptop arriving anymore, just hoping it will be ok...



I think the issue people are having is that this deal is not really that special when all things are considered.

Yes it's a work horse but the trouble is that it's a very old work horse at not an especially good price when compared to other things available.

I'd rather have a chromebook for £30 more, or for £20 a Lenovo T400, or for less money a T400 from a refurbisher. The last of those is a generation of hardware newer, 50% more RAM, 100% more hard disk space and £20 cheaper.
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