Should I replace laptop, resale value. ?
Dell precision m4700
(upgraded) windows 10
16 GB RAM 1866mhz
(2) 256gb SSD
Still have anything & everything related to purchase (box, manuals, cords... Minimal cosmetic damage. stored in Pelican case for laptop & another for materials)
Only problem with it is battery health/life (discontinued, new-old stock batteries start at 80% max HEALTH. Doesn't last < 90 minutes use = using as desktop TIRED of buying batteries)
Spec wise it still outperforms today's LAPTOPs & PCs.
Never replaced any parts. Diagnostic TESTS of HARDWARE & SOFTWARE all within normal GOOD HEALTH.
Used ase everyday laptop, bought because of MIL-SPEC body (can be abused, and still work) and performance (specs still not outdated, past my 5-7 year expectations)
2020 version @ same price = 10x performance. (crazy high end specs. Options of: xeon processor, 128 GB RAM...)
Want Dell Precision
7540 i7 (mainly because I WANT number pad)
5540 i9 (better specs for same price, less number pad)
- 2 months ago
I would say between $50-75.
1-it is 8 years old.
2-by your own admission, the battery is on its last legs, and the model is discontinued.
I checked, and I can get one with a good battery and a 6-month warranty for about $60 from my computer guy.
- Anonymous2 months ago
You can get about $100 at most for the old one. It has 16GB of RAM, which increases its value somewhat.