Date Joined: 05/08/15
Pros: - Small foot print
- Build Quality
- Port Availability
Cons: - No optical drive
- No camera
Overall Review: I just received my refurbished unit today and couldn't be more thrilled. This is a solid machine that gives you the power of a desktop without taking up a lot of space. I was pleasantly surprised that this unit included WiFi, as well as, an Ethernet port. No where in the description did it list that as an option. It also doesn't tell you that there are three display outputs, all DisplayPorts. I did some research before I made my purchase and found out that the most common configuration on one of these machines is 3 DisplayPorts or 2 Display Ports and a VGA Port. I thought a head and purchased a DisplayPort to HDMI cable. It was delivered the same time the computer was.
I work in IT myself and I am a big fan of reducing tech waste by purchasing used, business grade machines that are in great shape. Business grade tech tends to withstand the test of time. Prior to purchasing this unit, I had Dell E series Latitude laptop that hung in there for 10 years. SSDs and Windows 10 have really opened up a lot of possibilities. Your average user could easily have an enjoyable experience with a machine like this.
There are drawbacks to owning a machine this small is there are not optical drives and no camera.