[TriLUG] Used Laptop
jeremyp at pobox.com
Thu Nov 8 01:02:39 EST 2007
Dell still does this through their Dell Financial Services leasing arm.
They have a quite large selection of used laptops with no operating
system (use the search function to filter out ones that come with Windows ).
For example, there is a Latitude D410 with 1.6 GHz processor, 14.1"
screen, 40G HDD, and 2GB of RAM for $470. Not sure if that is
competitive or not.
I have bought two laptops from DFS in the past (primarily to avoid the
"Microsoft tax") and have been pleased, but it's important to consider
the computer will probably only last a couple more years at most.
Roy Vestal wrote:
> Dell and IBM at one point would sell them no OS from their returned
> business leases, however I don't know if they still do. I've seen some
> sites that do this, simply google "used laptops".
> Also check Sager notebooks.
> Henry Middleton wrote:
>> I am testing Ubuntu on an old Dell Inspiron 2650 with 1.7 Ghz and 256 MB
>> RAM, but I want to try it on a newer computer. Does anyone know where I can
>> buy a used laptop? I checked Tiger Direct. They have used and refurbushed
>> laptops, but I would need to buy them with Windows already installed.
>> Because I will use it as a Linux testing and learning machine, I do not want
>> to pay for a copy of Windows which I will not use. Does anyone know where I
>> can get a used laptop without Windows or with no OS at all?
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