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I've enjoyed this laptop
on June 26, 2012
I've had this laptop for 3 years. I bought it refurbished from Dell with a 3 year complete care warranty. It has been a good laptop. I had a hard drive crash once and replaced the hard drive (covered under warranty). Otherwise it has been super. It still runs the games I like to play, like Civilization 5 and MMORPG's, though I have to play Rift with super low graphics settings. Considering that I only paid $800 for it three years ago and it is still functional and useful, I can't complain.
Cons--1. The battery life is low. I have a 9 cell and (as another reviewer states) it doesn't last long at all. However, I always play plugged in, so it isn't a real problem with me. 2. Heat. It does get really hot. The graphics card is a bit much for this computer, and it could use a better fan. It works best on a cooling pad with a fan. That's about it! If you want to buy an older computer (it is 2012 now) that can still play medium level games, this is worth a shot. :)