Cheap Durable Refurbished Laptop of DOOM!
November 9, 2010 3:28 PM Subscribe
Looking for a cheap, durable, cheap
, reliable, CHEAP
laptop (prefer NOT netbook). Thinking Refurbished or Re-certified??? details inside.
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What I need it for:
-Must Surf net/read email
-Must be able to handle external USB Keyboard (I usually hate laptop keyboards)
-Ability to casually use Gimp/Synfig/similar programs a big plus
-DVD Movie playing a big plus
-Other random "techy"/utility things (playing around with C++,Python, Emacs, Dropbox etc) essential.
-Considering running Linux on it (not essential)
-Something Durable... when I buy this laptop this will be my only laptop until it turns to dust.
-NO (graphic intensive) games
But the real bottom line is CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP and durable. Don't prefer netbooks but if it is cheap and durable I might bend. The ones I've seen though just seem too restrictive, not a real computer.
VERY INTERESTED - what are reputable Refurbished or Re-certified computers that you trust?
Assume I know nothing about laptops. Thanks Hive Mind!