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Are refurbished Ultrabooks worth it?

Two refurbished Ultrabooks spotted under $450, but is the discount worth it over a brand new unit?

Jun 17 2013, 9:59am CDT | by

Are refurbished Ultrabooks worth it?
 
 

Is buying a refurbished PC like buying a used car? Well not really. The hard drive has been wiped and the operating system freshly installed. So long as you see the phrase "Manufacturer Refurbished" you're getting a product that was a defect unit returned and has been put back into working condition by the manufacturer (and not some random seller on craigslist) - it's true with two Ultrabooks that went on sale today at rock bottom prices.

On eBay Deals you'll find a 14-inch manufacturer refurbished Vizio Ultrabook w/ 128GB SSD for only $430. That makes it a full $370 off the $800 new conditioned MSRP.

Also on sale today is a refurbished Samsung Series 5 Ultrabook w/ a Core i5 processor at Best Buy for only $400. That's a full $238 less than the lowest price online in new condition ($638).

Both Ultrabooks come with a 90 day warranty. Whether the savings is worth it is ultimately subjective, but if a refurbished Ultrabook at these prices isn't worth it you're not really going to find them any cheaper.

Vizio Thin + Light 14-inch Ultrabook Core i3-3217U, HD+ 900p, 128GB SSD (Refurbished) — $429.99 at Ebay. Cheapest ever by $70. List is $800.

Samsung Series 5 NP530U4B-A01US Ultrabook Core i5-2467M (Refurbished) — $399.99 at Best Buy. Cheapest ever by $200. Next best is $638 at TigerDirect.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/15" rel="author">Mike Paddock</a>
John Smith is a Black Friday veteran of many years. Hunting deals is his passion. He is scouting online stores for I4U News to find the best deals for I4U News. He also uses the services of our partner Dealzon to bring You even more deals.

 

 

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