I'm awakening this old thread to ask:
I saw the deal below linked off of Criagslist. I've been looking for something more robust, but it's a tempting deal and I need a new laptop soon as the hard drive on this one is starting to sound like my Vanagon.
How fast should I run from this? I talked to the guy last night. He's in Portland today, but will be back in Seattle Monday so I would buy this in-person. One big thing I wondering about is warranty transfer. I see how ownership transfer is done by Dell here.
As a condition of purchase, should I sit down in a coffee shop somewhere with my current laptop and get him to fill out that page, with the proper information (like him him show me ID) just to make sure that happens?
I'm also concerned about the "factory sealed box." I want him to open the box. I want to make sure the thing isn't filled with a cutting board or something.
------------NEW DELL INSPIRON E1705 CORE 2 DUO T7200 120GB WUXGA 9 CELL
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="PADDING-RIGHT: 8px">Price:</TD><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; COLOR: #f07522">$1,130.00</TD></TR><TR><TD style="PADDING-RIGHT: 8px">Location:</TD><TD style="COLOR: #000000">seattle , wa</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; COLOR: #0088e4; PADDING-TOP: 10px" colSpan=2>Description:</TD></TR><TR><TD style="COLOR: #000000" colSpan=2>New dell inspiron e1705,Comes with 1 year warranty on parts and labor, free 24/7 technical support Warranty will be transferred to your name immediately on the spot.This laptop is in factory sealed box.
Insp E1705/9400 STD: 1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service and 1Yr HW Warranty Support
Inspiron 9400/E1705 Notebook: Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB Cache/2.00GHz/667MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows XP Media Center 2005 W/Operating System CD(Qualifies for an Express Upgrade to Windows Vista™ Home Premium )
120 GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM)
Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950
1 GB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz (2 DIMMs)
17 inch UltraSharp Wide Screen UXGA Notebook Screen(1920x1200) w/Truelife
1390 Wireless Card
24X CD RW/DVD Combo Drive
9 Cell Primary Battery
Windows Media Player
Optical Drive Software
Dell Direct Download
Microsoft Works 8.5 with MS Office Trial Version Software
Image Restore Software
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Reader
MEDIADIRECT Two Software
McAfee Security Center, 90 Day
Power DVD Software
90W AC Adapter
Corel Snapfire Basic
Dimensions & Weight :
Weight 7.6 LBS
Dimensions 10.5" (L) x 17.2" (W) x 1.5" (H)
IEEE 1394 integrated port (1394 cable and software sold separately)
6-USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) compliant 4-pin connectors
5-in-1 removable memory card reader
Video: 15-pin monitor connector
Digital Video Interface (DVI)
S-Video: 7-pin mini-DIN connector
Audio jacks: Stereo headphones/speakers miniconnector (same as line-out), microphone miniconnector