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    Help, I need help regarding which Dell laptop is best.

    So I have seen both these 2 Dell laptops 1 on wowcher & 1 on Groupon there both refurbished the first is Dell latitude E6230 that £199 & the second is a Dell latitude E6400 for £129.98. I have had a google & got some info I'll leave in the comments but I don't have a clue what any of it means. I'm just wanting something cheap but a decent company, I currently use an IPad & I will continue to use my iPad but there are something's I can't do on an iPad & I need a desktop/laptop here & there. If anyone could help then it will be greatly appreciated

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    Original Poster

    k_lc

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/compare/1941876/1951328



    This is what I found on google

    If you are just surfing the net, Facebook etc then either would do that so it's up to you. The dearer one would just be able to do more and it would be quicker and the processor ( brains if you like) is quiet a bit newer.

    Banned

    I'm having a lot of problems with dell. the laptop needed repairs 4 times in 3 years, luckily I bought 3 years extended warranty, and then this year I received a replacement but guess what, after 6 months I'm having problems with it. it's a 5559 series

    Neither of those are decent deals for what you are getting (I'd pick out exact spec for spec comparisons but you haven't provided those and these machines tend to come is dozens of different specifications).

    ebay.co.uk/itm…413?hash=item568e6304c5:g:YusAAOSwgZ1Xsfh0

    That's the 13inch model equivalent of the E6230 (from the same year and for comparison as such is indentical just that it has a DVD drive too). The 12inch model generally because of it being more of a volume seller is considered less valuable. This comes with a warranty just the same for £129 delivered.

    ebay.co.uk/itm…139?hash=item567b1b5873:g:s5gAAOSwBahU-Z4f

    An equivalent E6230 £134 delivered

    ebay.co.uk/itm…756?hash=item56816c09f4:g:2aEAAOSwKtlWolV~

    An equivalent E6400 again cheaper with warranty and delivered.

    ebay.co.uk/itm…215?hash=item360a7cb227:g:Ph8AAOSwCGVX4T-C

    If you want to save even more money £80 gets you a scratch and dent E6400 but this one does have one of the fastest setups and the premium screen/graphics card combination. It may run Windows Vista but frankly these days that's a non issue as it's perfectly fine to work with for a casual user.

    rectech.co.uk/6,1…tml

    A scratch and dent E6230 from another seller.

    ebay.co.uk/itm…202?hash=item2ef0a98572:g:B8cAAOSweW5VK702

    E6400 for £100, the specs of this one are also not worth the money but it's still a better deal than you've been offered.

    Hopefully, that makes you realise your being ripped off it you pick to buy. For my advice, I'd avoid the E6400 entirely, too old of an option to be worth considering when you look at the price difference between them and more modern and faster machines.

    The E6230 came out 4 years ago so it's quite a lot older in terms of specification - you can read a review of a similar model with an SSD here - notebookcheck.net/Rev…tml

    The E6400 came out 8 1/2 years ago so in tech terms it's ancient history - Again you can read a review of one here - notebookcheck.net/Rev…tml

    Both of those reviews are very in depth and the site is a useful too when working out what to buy as they go through all the major details a buyer may be considering.

    If your budget is ~£200 you can do a heck of a lot better. I'd aim to pick up an E6430 or E7430 or later models for several reasons but to name a few;

    - 14inch screen will be much easier to do things on when you need to
    - more comfortable typing experience (12inch machines are great if you want to move about a lot/travel but if you're not taking it anywhere I'd aim for a bigger screen as moving a laptop from a table to another spot for a few minutes isn't awkward to do, it only becomes a pain if you happen to travel with your laptop often and thus why I have an E6330 which I use to travel about with)

    sofiasar

    I'm having a lot of problems with dell. the laptop needed repairs 4 times … I'm having a lot of problems with dell. the laptop needed repairs 4 times in 3 years, luckily I bought 3 years extended warranty, and then this year I received a replacement but guess what, after 6 months I'm having problems with it. it's a 5559 series



    Inspiron 15 5000, it's a consumer budget machine that are usually around the £300-500 mark by and large. The options the OP is looking at are premium business models that when new would have cost upwards of £1000 to buy. They are semi ruggedised to endure constant abuse ie little/no structural plastics where as the Inspiron line is aimed at budget buyers who will generally will accept needing a replacement laptop every couple of years because they shave off the cost of making them by using less well engineered parts. It's the same across the board with buying consumer models from any supplier be it Dell/HP/Lenovo/Toshiba etc.

    Original Poster

    Astec123

    Neither of those are decent deals for what you are getting (I'd pick out … Neither of those are decent deals for what you are getting (I'd pick out exact spec for spec comparisons but you haven't provided those and these machines tend to come is dozens of different specifications). http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Latitude-E6330-Laptop-Core-i5-3320M-2-60GHz-4GB-Ram-500GB-HDD-Warranty-/371756041413?hash=item568e6304c5:g:YusAAOSwgZ1Xsfh0That's the 13inch model equivalent of the E6230 (from the same year and for comparison as such is indentical just that it has a DVD drive too). The 12inch model generally because of it being more of a volume seller is considered less valuable. This comes with a warranty just the same for £129 delivered. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Powerful-Windows-7-Dell-Latitude-E6230-Laptop-Core-i5-HDMI-WEBCAM-WARRANTY-4GB-/371432577139?hash=item567b1b5873:g:s5gAAOSwBahU-Z4fAn equivalent E6230 £134 deliveredhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CHEAP-Dell-Latitude-E6400-Laptop-FAST-Core-2-Duo-Windows-7-Warranty-Wireless-/371538528756?hash=item56816c09f4:g:2aEAAOSwKtlWolV~An equivalent E6400 again cheaper with warranty and delivered. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Latitude-E6400-T9600-2-8-Intel-Core-2-Duo-250GB-4GB-Window-Laptop-81595-/232104178215?hash=item360a7cb227:g:Ph8AAOSwCGVX4T-CIf you want to save even more money £80 gets you a scratch and dent E6400 but this one does have one of the fastest setups and the premium screen/graphics card combination. It may run Windows Vista but frankly these days that's a non issue as it's perfectly fine to work with for a casual user.http://www.rectech.co.uk/6,1629,laptops.laptops_100_149.dell_latitude_e6230_2.7ghz_320gb_4gb_686.html#A scratch and dent E6230 from another seller.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cheap-Laptop-Windows-7-Dell-E6400-Intel-2-4Ghz-2GB-160GB-DVD-Win-Widescreen-/201606137202?hash=item2ef0a98572:g:B8cAAOSweW5VK702E6400 for £100, the specs of this one are also not worth the money but it's still a better deal than you've been offered.Hopefully, that makes you realise your being ripped off it you pick to buy. For my advice, I'd avoid the E6400 entirely, too old of an option to be worth considering when you look at the price difference between them and more modern and faster machines. The E6230 came out 4 years ago so it's quite a lot older in terms of specification - you can read a review of a similar model with an SSD here - http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Dell-Latitude-E6230-Notebook.83266.0.htmlThe E6400 came out 8 1/2 years ago so in tech terms it's ancient history - Again you can read a review of one here - http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Dell-Latitude-E6400-Notebook.12875.0.htmlBoth of those reviews are very in depth and the site is a useful too when working out what to buy as they go through all the major details a buyer may be considering. If your budget is ~£200 you can do a heck of a lot better. I'd aim to pick up an E6430 or E7430 or later models for several reasons but to name a few;- 14inch screen will be much easier to do things on when you need to- more comfortable typing experience (12inch machines are great if you want to move about a lot/travel but if you're not taking it anywhere I'd aim for a bigger screen as moving a laptop from a table to another spot for a few minutes isn't awkward to do, it only becomes a pain if you happen to travel with your laptop often and thus why I have an E6330 which I use to travel about with)



    Thanks for your detailed reply, I will have a look at the links, is there a different company that you would recommend? I just came across these Dells & they are within my budget but I'm not restricted to Dell.

    Original Poster

    k_lc

    Thanks for your detailed reply, I will have a look at the links, is there … Thanks for your detailed reply, I will have a look at the links, is there a different company that you would recommend? I just came across these Dells & they are within my budget but I'm not restricted to Dell.



    Also I wasn't sure about buying from eBay oO
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