Please define “open box!” AZN reviews were for refurbs (used).
The units in this sale are being sold as open box condition. That means that they have been opened due to being a photo sample, a tested good customer return or having damaged packaging. Some non-essential items may be missing from the box. The unit may not be shipped in retail packaging. That is the reason for the reduced sale price and the reduced warranty.
Are you speaking on behalf of Woot or just pasting in the ad copy?
These things are ALL OVER the net and ALL say “refurbished.” I really need some assurance that I’m not getting one with the keys worn down or other signs of NOT being really “open box.”
I barely even speak on my behalf, let alone Woot.
Maybe TT will chime in. It’ not like $227 is a lot of money, it’s just that I don’t want something that was made for Window 8 and at a grade school.
4th gen processor, so it hails from the Windows 7 and 8 era.
(That’s newer than what I’m using. Also my second most used laptop right is an upgraded Dell Latitude D630, which hails from 2007.)
I have a 620 with XP that I bought specifically to run Adobe Audition 1.5 and 3.0. 3.0 runs OK on W1O but Audition 1.5 balks. As I make a living with these and know both very well, I have no trouble using them with XP. (I dual-boot to Linux Mint when it is time to upload my files!)
My original concern was that these were “customer returns” or “opened for photos.” Where have they been stored all these years? Methinks these are school/business refurbs like all the others.
Previously sold as refurbished.
You can max out a D620 with a T7600 and 4GB ram, though a couple steps down is probably more cost effective; the chipset can’t address more than 3.25GB.
I’ve upgraded my D620 to a T7200 and 3GB ram for about $5 in used parts; swapping the drive for a $20 SSD made the largest performance and usability difference, though.