- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00GHz
- 2GB Memory 60GB HDD
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Great Laptop, Substandard NewEgg refurbish company 01/09/2013
I am very savvy, I do IT support and repair for both free and paying clients. I got an old D630 from a client who was upgrading to a new desktop. I played with the D630 myself (for my kids), and ended up upgrading it to a 2.4Ghz, 4GB ram and an SSD. I was very impressed with how it was quite viable with these things.
The laptop has no issues itself, unless it's refurbished by a sub par company, like the one NewEgg used when we bought 4 of these, last summer.
I was not involved, but recommended NewEgg for buying refurbished D630 Latitudes. I recommended them to my son's small school last summer. Over the summer they ordered four of them. I volunteer my time to do all the PC work at the school. I eventually 'dealt' with all the problems (and repaired them properly) on the refurbished laptops that came from the NewEgg refurbishing company (who is not NewEgg, NewEgg rocks!).
Luckily the 4 laptops (knock on wood) have been intrinsically solid. The 4 users are teachers, who unfortunately did not tell me till it was too late there were problems (they did not want to bother anyone). There were several issues. Of the 4 laptops, 3 had 'brand new' generic standard (no name) batteries. One was a Used 9cell Dell battery (still going strong). All 3 generic batteries were no good. Two did not work without AC power on day one, the third lasted a month before it was of no use. I have since swapped out the generic batteries with Genuine Dell batteries and have had no problems since. 1 out of the 4 laptops initially had an sticking keyboard (teacher had been using and external keyboard she was so frustrated). I swapped that keyboard out with a spare I had. Of the four laptops, only 2 had chargers worked. One was totally the wrong type (plug and voltage) and one did not work at all. I ended up ordering more chargers so each person has dual chargers (so they would not have to carry them back and forth). Silly things that were easily avoidable, if the refurbish people were not being either i n e p t or c h e a p. The school paid about $280 each, at that time (over $1000), and to nickel and dime and put in generic poor quality batteries, what to save $50? I have since bought 10 more D630 laptops from e b a y (mostly a seller called G i l c o) and have had excellent luck. I'm very impressed with the D630 Latitude design and quality, just be careful with who refurbishes it!
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