Is this refurbished Dell Latitude 3540 worth it? (gaming laptop)

vegasane

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Hey, y'all.

I've been looking for a budget gaming laptop (<$600, medium graphics or so) for awhile, and I was right about to purchase the Acer V5-552G-X414 when it was discontinued. Mehhh.

I did some more research and found some pretty good reviews on the Dell Latitude 3540. I found this refurbished laptop on ebay from what seems to be a pretty reputable seller for about $500. I've never purchased a refurbished laptop before, so I'd appreciate some advice on a) whether or not the price is right and b) if there's anything I should be cautious of.

Here's the link:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Latitude-3540-15-6-Core-i5-Haswell-AMD-8850M-FHD-1080P-Like-6540-7440-/151201366349?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item23344dc14d

If that one doesn't work, I'm pretty sure this is the same seller under a different username.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Latitude-3540-15-6-Core-i5-Haswell-AMD-8850M-Full-HD-1920x1080P-Like-E6540-/171201155722?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item27dc62528a

I appreciate the help!
 

aloof11

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Wow thats a good deal. The CPU is a low wattage version i5 that will give decent performance but the GPU it has it quite good. With that kind of GPU and a lower resolution you should be able to play most games without much of a problem, factor in the price, its a great deal.
 

aloof11

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Wow thats a good deal. The CPU is a low wattage version i5 that will give decent performance but the GPU it has it quite good. With that kind of GPU and a lower resolution you should be able to play most games without much of a problem, factor in the price, its a great deal.
 

vegasane

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Hmm.. yeah. About the GPU, I know dedicated memory is preferable. But will it make that big of a difference?

As for the warranty, the seller says they'll transfer a full manufacturer warranty (1 year), and I'd be able to add a squaretrade warranty of 1 or 2 years through ebay. So that should be okay, right?
 
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