a refurbished item. but i think for a 13 inch, 2.40GHz, 6M L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB laptop, it's quite a bargain.
as suggested by tantryl,
Useful details (might want to edit your original post to add these):
- Core2 Duo SP9400
- 1GB DDR3
- 80GB HDD
- Onboard Intel GS45 video
- Gigabit wired network
- 13.3” 1280x800 Screen
- Windows XP Pro/Vista Business (not sure if Win7 upgrade available due to the refurbished thing, maybe ozpete can tell us)
- High build quality
- 4 cell or 6 cell battery (not listed) providing reasonable 2-3hr or 3-5hr battery life
If you had any intention of making use of the reasonable powerful SP9400 you’d be getting a faster HDD (SSD or 500GB) and at least another GB of RAM after you buy this.\
Because of the high build quality and good CPU, I won’t vote negative. But for general use something like the HP 4310S, available for $960-$1250, provides a more sensible balance on components and you won’t need to upgrade the RAM & HDD to take advantage of the CPU.