As a side note to my post about my machine freezing while reinstalling Windows Vista Home Premium on my new Dell Inspiron 1720, I used the Dell Outlet to purchase the laptop as a refurbished machine.
I got a great price ($655 after shipping & tax) for a laptop with a 1.5 GHz Intel dual core processor, 2GB RAM, a 160GB hard drive, a webcam, a 17″ screen plus a few other things I probably forgot about and I must say I’m pleased (so far). Not only did I get a good deal, but I also get the full warranty. Hard to beat unless you really want to build your custom laptop from all the available options. If you’re OK choosing from the selection they offer and act quickly you can get a good deal!