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Samsung Series 3 Laptop (Pre-owned): A6-4400M 2.7GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, 15.6" 1366x768 LED, Radeon HD 7520G, Windows 8 EXPIRED

ofacto 1,154 April 2, 2013 at 07:34 PM in Free Shipping (3)
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$220

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Promoted 04-09-2013 at 09:10 PM View Original Post
CowBoom has Samsung Series 3 Laptop (Pre-owned NP365E5C-S05US) for $220. New customers may save an extra $10 off with promo code CowBoom10. Shipping is free. Thanks ofacto

Specs
  • AMD A6-4400M 2.7GHz
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 500GB HDD
  • 15.6" 1366x768 LED
  • Radeon HD 7520G Graphics
  • DVDRW
  • WiFi N
  • USB 3.0
  • 6-cell Battery
  • Windows 8

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Pre-owned laptop, $219.99 with free shipping. Cowboom has around 400+ in stock at the time of this posting, mostly grade 6-7. Hard drives have been wiped on these so you will have to install the OS yourself.

UPDATE 4/5/2013: Price is back down to $220 and Refurbished is now $230

"NEW CUSTOMERS": Save an extra $10 with coupon code CowBoom10

http://www.cowboom.com/product/1314445

PLEASE NOTE: In previous deal thread (at $250), some people mention that there is no OS license sticker, even though Cowboom's listing say the OS license sticker is included. Cowboom has a pretty good return policy if that is the case.

http://slickdeals.net/f/5876540-Samsung-NP365E5C-S05US-Laptop-A6-X2-2-7GHz-4GB-500GB-Cowboom-pre-owned-250

UPDATE: The Windows 8 key is embedded in the BIOS, if a user has to re-install windows, the installation will grab the key from the BIOS.

SPECS:

2.7GHz AMD Dual-Core A6-4400M Accelerated Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7520G graphics
For powerful performance.

4GB DDR3 memory
For multitasking power.

Multiformat DVDRW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media, also supports LightScribe direct-disc labels using compatible LightScribe media.

15.6" LED high-definition display
With 1366 x 768 resolution showcases movies and games in stunning clarity.

500GB Serial ATA II hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.

AMD Radeon HD 7520G graphics
For lush images. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV.

Built-in 1.3MP webcam
Makes it easy to chat with family and friends.

3-in-1 media reader
Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity and SDXC formats.

2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.

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#226
I cannot seem to find the windows 8 ISO. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I tried searching en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso but I havent found one that works.
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#227
mine freezed and rebooted 3 times since i starting using it a week ago. anyone else had this happen?

not sure if it's the laptop or win 8
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#228
Quote from nevershoutchris View Post :
Just got mine, came with a seemingly-permanent thumb print under the samsung logo. Plugged it in, popped in an install disk, and I get bombarded with "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

Tried several different disks from windows to linux to osx, all returned the same message. Suggestions?

edit: nvm solved
How did you solve this?
Edit: my problem is actually in loading Windows from the DVD. I get the following error message:

Your PC needs to be repaired

The operating system couldn't be loaded because the kernel is missing or contains errors.

Error code: 0x000098
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#229
Quote from ubuntu_guru View Post :
How did you solve this?
Edit: my problem is actually in loading Windows from the DVD. I get the following error message:

Your PC needs to be repaired

The operating system couldn't be loaded because the kernel is missing or contains errors.

Error code: 0x000098
My guess she used some free sterile alcohol prep swabs from a recent CVS deal to wipe the print away. The kernel can be a bad FTP download or burn. Try to install from a USB and download the image again with the help of a download manager if USB still do not help.
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Neither here, nor there.
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#230
I bough two of these, and have Win8 installed, but the scroll feature doesn't seem to work too well. It almost seems like it's not at all sensitivity, because works, but only at times, and never smoothly. Anyone else having these issues?
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#231
Quote from shibbel View Post :
I bough two of these, and have Win8 installed, but the scroll feature doesn't seem to work too well. It almost seems like it's not at all sensitivity, because works, but only at times, and never smoothly. Anyone else having these issues?
I just tried the scroll (first time on in 8) and it took a little getting used to. the two finger scroll worked fine as long as I kept my fingers about an inch apart.
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#232
I received my laptop in near mint condition however the laptop keeps notifying me that my Windows 8 key has exceeded its number of uses and I need to buy a new key, isn't the laptop supposed to come with a valid copy of Windows 8
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#233
I have an HP Envy m4 right now but I know I can get $600+ for it on eBay. Do you guys think its a good idea to get this for $290 and sell my laptop for some extra money? Haven't read the whole thread but are there any big problems with you guys laptops. I don't need help with the OS or getting Windows 8 on there (apart from AMD drivers that I'm not familiar with).

Anyways, hoping to get this if its a good enough trade off for my m4. The specs for the m4 is its an i7, 8GB RAM, 2.2Ghz, 1TB HDD, Intel Graphics 4000. I plan on just upgrading the memory and ram on this Samsung if I get it.

Also, is there is any other $300 or less laptops on Cowboom for me to consider?
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#234
I'll never buy a refurb laptop from Cowboom ever again. Bought My Asus G73JH there and it barely lasted a year before total death.
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#235
To those of you that bought one, how did you get the interent drivers installed?
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#236
Quote from bassmouth View Post :
To those of you that bought one, how did you get the interent drivers installed?
Nevermind, found it. For those of you that need it: http://www.pcpitstop.com/drivers/...apter.html. on page 15 or 16 of these comments a guy posted something from google docs that has the rest of the drivers.
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#237
I cannot find the correct drivers. I got Windows 8 installed but the laptop is not going into sleep mode properly and seems to intermittently spin the dvd rom even if a disk is not present. It looks like Samsung pulled them off the website. Any ideas? Thanks.
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