My old computer was very slow. This one is very fast. I cannot say how it will hold up over time because I just purchased it. I have bought refurbished computers in the past and they have all held up and I have been very pleased with their performance. If this one does as well I will purchase through Overstock again.
This is an excellent computer which was shipped promptly and arrived on time. My only complaint is that it is NOT a Mini tower as advertised. It is a full sized desktop tower. It still works in our situation so no need to return it but don't expect the smaller version.
As with anything that is refurbished, yo are taking a slight risk. I read all the positive and Negative reviews. I decided, we have these all over our plant and they are gunked up bad and keep running. so its gotta be good for home use. Shipping was quick. looked pretty good. Set up was good but discovered that my printer was not compatible. (unrelated issue ) I had some funky stuff going on and I had bought a WiFi card that I wanted put in correctly. Not trusting myself, I took it to my local shop. Here are minor things to look for. When the OP system was redone, they gunked up the start menu and a few other settings. My guy went through and straightened it all out and only charged me for the WiFi instalation. The mouse and keyboard are ok replacements. mouse is slow to react. I think about 8 more gig of ram would be a prudent thing to order also. for *** bucks,, Im happy OH this is a TALL tower. so look at the dimensions for your space.
This computer gave me problems from the very start. After I activated it, I could work offline fairly well, but whenever, I go online it would cut of right in the middle off me writing a email. It wouldn't stay online no more than 2 minutes, I kept cutting off repeatedly. Someone it would cut off when I wasn't online or on the computer. In addition, it made a loud noise - sounded like an Airplane Motor. However, Overstock.com staff was very helpful and considerate of my situation, and did a outstanding job in arranging the return. It first I did all I could not to return. I very much wanted it to work because I liked the speed and the features it had. But all was not lost, I found a computer locally that has better speed and features than that one. Most importantly it is very stable, and don't make noise.
The Dell Optipex 780 worked great right out of the box. The computer was shipped promptly. When it arrived it was well packaged. It looked like a new computer. There were no scratches or dings on the case. After 30 days it continues to operate like the day we got it.
If you purchase this product realize it must be updated with over 100 updates from Windows. Some updates can't be updated until restarted. Be prepared to take a couple of hrs to update machine. It should come with the most recent updates but doesn't. Machine is fast and came in good condition but the software is a problem.