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Refurbishment is the process of maintenance or major repair of an item, either aesthetically or mechanically.
Refurbished items may have scratches, dents or other forms of cosmetic damage which do not affect the performance of the unit.
Refurbished products could possibly be the products which are returned by the customer within the return policy of the company which sold the product, without any defect with the product.
Honestly there is no real telling with refurbished products, they were bought and then returned to the dealer for some reason, then re-sold again.
For basic everyday tasks such as e-mail and word processing that $170 one will work fine, I had a Dell of similar specifications that worked great like that for years.
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