-All my computers, up till now, have been old 'hand me downs" as my computer needs were pretty simple. Just surf the web, do emails and organize my .jpg pictures. My old Dell Pentium 4 with Windows XP served me well, until Microsoft stopped supporting the OS. -Also, being a licensed ham radio operator, I have gotten interested in "SoftWareDefignedRadio", but the system I am interested in using requires USB 2 connections with my computer, and my old XP machine only had USB1. I could have maybe put a USB2 card into"Old Dasey"but with the death of XP it was time to upgrade. -On a recommendation from a friend I decided to buy a refurbished ****** from Overstock, that ran Windows 7 64 bit. I immediately loved the machine, but had a problem with the machine shutting off after about a half hour. -Upon a call to Overstock, a very nice employee sent me a return label, for which I sent the problem machine back, and got an immediate refund on my PayPal account. I was so pleased with the way I was treated by overstock.com, I knewd that I wanted to buy from them again! -Overstock.com did not have another of the ****** desktop models that I returned to them, for replacement, so I started to search their site for a suitable replacement. -I spotted and settled on this Dell Precision T3400, and placed an order for it. I received the new refurbished machine four days later. -Now this is a serious machine!!!! 8 meg of ram, a 1.5 TB HD, and a 3.0 Ghz Intel processor !! I can feel the power!!!!!! -I had one small problem with this machine, as it would not stay in "sleep mode" but would wake up after about a half hour. -A call to Joy Systems, the refurbisher, got me a very helpful employee that talked me through a few changes, and now I have a perfect working desktop. -Upon receiving the Dell T3400, I could not help myself to lifting the hood and taking a look at the interior. -A big WOW, it looks NEW inside, and the case exterior was very nice with just one very small scratch on it. It's a nice looking machine!!! -I got a really great machine, that makes me very happy, and both Overstock.com and Joy Systems were wonderful to deal with. -I AM A VERY HAPPY CAMPER, AND AM GLAD TO HAVE BOUGHT FROM OVERSTOCK.COM. -They really went out of their way to see that I was satisfied. -I would definitely recommend them to any friend or family. -Just want to say- THANK YOU, Bruce
This is the 6th refurbished computer that we have purchased in the last 8 years, (of which we still have 5), and the first from Overstock. Joy Systems is the actual refurbisher. There is nothing to fear about purchasing a refurbished computer if one has done their homework, and if the refurbisher has done their job properly. In fact, refurbished computers offer a great value, as long as they are not too old. These days, great prices can be found for dual core CPU equipped computers, which provide the horsepower needed to properly exploit Win7. The computer arrived on time, and very well packed. The condition of the case is excellent. This is important because this is the wife's new computer, replacing her likewise refurbished HP dc7600. Remember, though, that there is some luck of the draw with respect to the condition of the case in purchasing a refurbished computer. Even more important, the computer was exactly as described in the Overstock listing, particularly with respect to the COA, which truly is Win7 Professional 64 bit. This was essential for her, as the Microsoft Win XP emulator can only be installed in Win 7 Professional 32 or 64 bit versions. The computer is shipped with a Restore disc, as well as a new generic keyboard and a new generic mouse. I did not test these, as we use trackballs and have other preferred illuminated keyboards. Internally, the computer had obviously been cleaned, and still contained the spare HP screws needed for mounting extra drives or other peripherals. The drive was a relatively ancient 2008 1 TB, which I had planned to replace with a newer drive anyway. Just for fun, I started the computer with the original drive, and was surprised to see that I was required to enter the COA. My other refurbished computers had not required this, but the COA sticker is on top of the case, so it is no big deal. The supplemental customization of this computer proceeded without any difficulty. I had earlier ordered 16gb of new RAM, a new wireless n card, and salvaged her video card and sound card from the Win7 dc7600. This tower case has 3 PCI slots, a PCI express x1 slot, and a functionally equivalent PCI express x16 slot. Prospective purchasers of refurbished computers are advised to carefully study the model number and its variants before ordering. This is particularly important with HP computers, since all form factors have the same base number. By far, my favorite computers for customizing are HP, both for their versatility as well as ease of servicing, (unlike Dell). All in all, this is a very fine computer, and Overstock's listing was completely accurate. At the time of ordering, Overstock's price was the lowest for a refurbished HP computer of this quality and relatively recent vintage. The wife now has the best desktop in the fleet, with blazingly fast page loads thanks to the 16gb of RAM. As for me, not only do I have a happy wife, but I also inherited her old dc7600 to turn into a dual boot Win7 and XP legacy computer. That ancient 1TB drive is going into the dc7600 to store music, photos, and video in a backup capacity.
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