Refurbished Dell Latitude Laptop

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  1. matfx

    matfx MDL Novice

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    Hi all,

    I'm planning to buy a refurbished Dell latitude either E7440 or E7450 for daily work such as word processing, web surfing, programming, email checking and watch online movies. Seeking opinion which one shall i choose?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    common sense tells me the newer model E7450...but I5 is bit old already i would look for one with a I7 u going to get better performance and of course invest in one with a SSD if u can.
     
  3. matfx

    matfx MDL Novice

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    Thanks for your opinion. Im thinking the same go with E7450 but in my country all offering core i5 instead of core i7.
     
  4. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    #4 tonto11, Feb 25, 2019
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    Not a real fan of ultrabooks , they're so compact it's hard to mod them.
    My alternative is an E5430, just a bit older than the 7440
    with a 1600x900 display and a backlit keyboard
    well scratched up, no hard drive or battery for less than 100 bucks
    It had an i3 cpu which I replaced with an i7-3610qm, (cpu benchmark 7462),
    not many are faster
    put a Firecuda 1T hybrid hard drive, (big solid state cache)
    and 4gb memory.
    It's big and heavy but it boots in 25 seconds (bootracer)
    and does all I need to do very quickly.

    Finally how does one identify what to buy?
    go to ebay and search for makes that you like
    you will get pages of lists
    choose the model with the highest number for sale
    they will probably have used in industry and tend to flood the market
    when released to surplus. choose a couple of models
    get the service manuals and determine how easily they can be upgraded, fixed etc
    with this knowledge you can begin to narrow the search.
    I tend to look for distressed sales, something broken or missing

    ...T
     
  5. matfx

    matfx MDL Novice

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    Hi Tonto11 thanks for your valuable input and advice. You gave me some good idea what other alternative to look for.
     
  6. markld

    markld MDL Novice

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    The e7440's are good laptops, we use several of them at my company. I'm using one right now. If you aren't doing anything too intensive, then they are a good choice. If you buy one, maybe use the money you saved over a e7450 to upgrade the screen to fhd, upgrade the ram and install an ssd.
     
  7. macnavarra

    macnavarra MDL Member

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    I would choose the E7450, there is already a ssd included. neverless in a refurbished Laptop you never know about the wear out of the ssd.
     
  8. GodHand

    GodHand MDL Senior Member

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    The Dell Latitudes are some of the best laptops I've ever owned, and I own quite a few high end business-oriented laptops. They're very customizable and quite flash/upgrade friendly.