I've had this computer for about a month. It's very compact and is placed on your desk. We put the monitor on top of it so it doesn't take up a lot of room. It is really fast and has plenty of memory for what we are using it for. The mouse and keyboard are nothing special- we are using our old set that is wireless. Never bought a refurbished computer before but happy with the quality so far!
Love the small footprint. It's very quite. It's running cooler than expected (around body temperature) with 16 gigs of memory and four 1 gig hard drives. HDMI output drives my 55 inch 4K TV with a wireless keyboard and mouse. Using Belarc*** software, wireless AC runs about 520 Mbit/sec to an Asus RT-1200AC router. Overstock seemed to have the best price.
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.
Computer is a real value. Not being familiar with every Dell model, I just researched to see if there was an open slot for my video card with dual monitor outputs - and there was. BUT, this case is so narrow/short that it only takes half-height cards in the PCIe slot. So a regular video card will not fit. You should be aware of this when considering this model. Another note: the "keyboard" that is included with the computer was carefully packed but smashed. It doesn't matter that much because I have my own wireless keyboard and mouse. If the refurbisher would leave off the not-needed-for-the-most-part mouse and keyboard, they could knock a few more dollars off the price. Otherwise, the computer works great.
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