Let's look at a minor component in all known laptops. The flat flex cable. Sorry for using wikipedia but it notes this nugget at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Flex_Cable
"Life - 5 years"
There are other components that have similar life ratings so when you look at these refurbs be sure you dismiss the very old machines.
-> yes, I bought refurbs and they are doing fine. Let's you you are as lucky. In closing, if some unit gets a bad review for say battery time or burning your lap, a refurb will not correct that issue.
Do your research!
I was wondering if anyone had any views on buying new or buying a refurbished computer?
Although I would love a brand new computer I am thinking of buying a refurbished system
because they are cheaper and seem just as good.
I came across a company who supply refurbished Dell, HP, Acer and Toshiba computers
called Euro PC www.europc.co.uk and the prices look very good. They also seem to have
the same warranty as new machines.
Does anyone have any views?