The first example listed is old yes, BUT excellent build quality chassis. It is a heavy tank so I would't get to use outside the house much. Same model with 4gb ram is only $180 including tax and shipping for me.
The Old i3 CPU mark score is 2418. Better or similar to many new plastic WalMart specials and also has Intel HD Graphics 3000 which is good enough for minecraft.
Would work well for internet use, word, excel, powerpoint (extra cost unless your school district includes Office 365 like NYC) basic windows movie maker. SO while I recoomend a $200 or less chromebook for most that want light and virus free life online, if you need tough windows laptop this would work and be under $200. I grabbed 3 for family kids that are very very rough with slamming laptop screens down. They and their parents love them.
Absoulty trivial to upgrage to windows 10, add more RAM or hard drive to Solid State to make work very well.
No offense to the OP but every time I look at these Dell "deals" I'm thinking either I'm in the twilight zone or these deals aren't even close to deals. If the $959 selection was $300 I'd still be thinking about it. If someone paid the full $1919 on a 5 year old refurb, they should probably have someone in charge of their money.
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