I am still pleased with my refurb D620. I finally have it hooked up to the Dell2007WFP. After some tweaking, I am satisfied with the viewing between the two. I keep the desktop of the WFP and leave Outlook '03 on the screen of the laptop. I am sure I could probably tweak the settings of the screens for a more even few but I am satisfied currently.
I have officially turned of my ABS PIII 800 machine and run the D620 as the primary computer. The ABS while a good machine and has stood the test of time for 6 years and was running XP home, it was several slow and most graphics/video were hassles on the system. Multitasking began to be a pain, the system had it enough.
I find the D620 definitely exceeding my performance expectations; although, I have yet to really bog down the system. I have had a few software conflicts causing the need for a restart but nothing that is of large concern at this point.
I run the D620 on WLAN through the hub connected to the ABS. That runs without a hitch and runs near optimal speed.
I have not run on battery alone in some time but I was ranging at 5 hours usage with medium lit screen and a HDD USB-powered drived hooked up to the system.
I will say the Dell's customer service at all levels suck. I had shipping issues with my printer, software, and accessories and it is becoming out of hand. I am just thoroughly up to peak with their continuing transfering, the forcing of repeating the same thing you said to the last rep again, and the ability for them to constantly shrug responsibility.
Build - Excellent
Quality - Very Good
Support - Non-existent
Shipping - Beyond Poor for the vendor and shipper