Originally Posted by TechToyz
The fact that more refurbished dell w/wxga screens are for sale does not prove that the notebooks were returned because it had a "wxga" screens. There are many possible reasons why the lappys were returned. What if a run of wxga had bad motherboards? One can not correctly deduce that conclusion from that data sample.
Well, Dell doesn't really make a "run" of one type of laptop screen model computer, they build them to order as they come in. They would build 3-WXGAs then 2-WSXGA+s then 6-WXGAs then 1-WUXGA machines all in a row, so the idea that a "run" of WXGAs with bad motherboards really doesn't hold water.
Most of Dell's "Refurbished" computers are just products that were returned during the 21-day period for whatever reason. They usually have nothing wrong with them when returned.
I understand statistics and I know that I can not base all of my findings on these numbers, but I am simply making an educated guess. All of the other components are the same - so isolating this variable seems to make sense.
When I first started looking for a i6000, I went to eBay (I didn't know about Dell's coupons). I knew I wanted to get a WSXGA+ screen from what I had read in reviews and such. Well, there was never more then two i6000's with WSXGA+s and an ATI video card at a time, three at most. So I saw this trend long before this thread started.
Please understand that I am not trying to put down anyone for their purchase, I just wanted to post what my experiences had been when I was looking for a WSXGA+ i6000 on eBay - and it pertained to this thread.
Well, I just spent 15 minutes and looked at all of the refurbished i6000s on Dell outlet. Here are my findings:
Total refurbished i6000s = 220
Total refurbished i6000s with WXGA = 167 (76%)
Total refurbished i6000s with WSXGA = 36 (16%)
Total refurbished i6000s with WUXGA = 17 (8%)
Just putting this out there. But I do agree with:
Originally Posted by Xarthan
or...... it means more ppl buy WXGA than WSXGA+
I think that is without a doubt, true.
Originally Posted by killah21
Ok, congratulations, you have a superior screen, you are a great person, want a cookie?
Wow...someone is testy.