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

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Wed Apr 23 12:06:11 EDT 2014

While I can't advise for or against refurb laptops, I can say that Core 2
Duo 64 bits is sufficient, pretty fast for most things. My current laptop
is such a machine, and so is my wife.

The only thing is that 4GB may not be enough, depending on how many tabs
you have open in Firefox (bad habit), and whether you enable Javascript and
Flash by default or block them.

On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM, 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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