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

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!
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  1. That look pretty good I would buy it.
    Here how it would do with a few game
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-8850M.87118.0.html
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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.
  3. see this it is mostly for business http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Dell-Latitude-3540-Notebook.105885.0.html and if you want to play some games on a laptop you need one with dedicated memory for the gpu ,this means that it have is own memory and not using the laptop one .the other thing what about the warranty .
  4. scout_03 said:
    see this it is mostly for business http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Dell-Latitude-3540-Notebook.105885.0.html and if you want to play some games on a laptop you need one with dedicated memory for the gpu ,this means that it have is own memory and not using the laptop one .the other thing what about the warranty .


    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?
  5. The GPU has its own 2GB of GDDR5 memory
  6. for the gpu and game yes that will help but the last choice is your .
  7. Doesn't the AMD 8850M come with 2gb of memory
  8. Never mind responded to late
  9. here a laptop with 660m and i5 at 2.60ghz for $650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231239
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