I had been using a small Notebook Laptop computer for about a year. Finally saved some money to get a bigger Laptop. After reading all of the reviews, I was hesitant on buying a Refurbished Laptop, some good, some bad reviews.. and i had to take in account that some people have little experience with computers. Then all of the reviews about how they hate Windows 8 made me very concerned. Then I took into consideration that I do trust WalMart when it comes to returns and exchanges. I ordered the Laptop on line and thought if something was wrong within the 15 days, I would just return it to a store.
After ordering my new refurbished laptop, I received it quickly, just a few days. I was pleased in the size and the appearance. Ive had the laptop now about two weeks. At first I got bumped off line a couple of times, not sure why, could have been the Internet service. I got worried, but after that first day it was fine. I purchased the two year protection plan. It is at a very reasonable price and would recommend that anyone do the same. That way you can have peace of mind over your laptop for awhile. The two year protection plan comes with a 1 year anti-virus subscription for one year, which makes it definitely worth it. However, when I started using the laptop it came with a 60day trial to Norton, which I am using and then will activate the McAfee virus protection.
At first, I got a little frustrated with Windows 8, because of the App Switching, but I searched the Internet and found a way to turn that off. While I was trying to do something on line, it wanted to jump to another screen. With the App switching off, it is fine now. Windows 8 is a little different, but not as bad as all of the reviews I read. It is not hard, it just takes time to get use to.
So, if you are considering purchasing a refurbished laptop, WalMart Online would be the best bet, since they have a great reputation on returning the product if not satisfied, On Laptops it is 15 days. Purchase the 2 year protection plan, so you will have that extended protection and a free one year anti-virus protection, very much worth it.
I Love my refurbished laptop and hope it continues to stay the way it is ... also I found out that WalMart has a 24/7 computer technical hotline, which is great to know as well, if you need any help with computer issues.
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