I looked online @ delloutlet.com and quickly compared a Dell inspiron Duo with a Dull inspiron laptop. For the same money as a Duo I could get an inspiron laptop with more memory and bigger hard drive. I'm just not big on gimmicks, but I am extremely old school. I've bought two lap tops and one desk top from delloutlet.com and haven't had any trouble with them. If you have Facebook, I would sign up for delloutlet.com and wait for them to post a sale. Otherwise the prices are not much less for a refurb than a new model. And the two best times to buy laptops are before school starts and right after thanksgiving. There seems to be the best prices for new computers at those times.