[kwlug-disc] Refurb laptops & monitors - Eco-Tech Recycling?

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 11:52:29 EDT 2014

While I can't speak to buying refurb computers, I've never had issues with
Lenovo laptops.  I'll take the trackpoint over a trackpad any day (can't
stand trackpads, actually).  In my experience, Lenovos can take a good
kicking and keep on working.

As you can well imagine, buying refurb is definitely "caveat emptor".

On 23 April 2014 11:43, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

> I see a number of refurb laptops, computers, and monitors, at
> http://www.eco-techrecycling.com/refurbs.php (Found via kijiji search.)
> Anyone with any comments on the offerings?
> Seems to me:
> - anything with a trackpoint is a Lenovo business class laptop. More
> robust?
> - Core 2 Duo preferred over others?
> - More speed, the better.
> - More memory, the better.
> At one time refurb prices were so close to new that it wasn't worth the
> loss of warranty. Doesn't seem so at the moment - this level of hardware
> doesn't seem available at, say, Canada Computers. There you either go up a
> couple hundred for the next class of hardware (new, but Celeron), or down
> to a smaller screen.
> Comments, experiences?
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