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E-wasted Latitude 5501

Recently I found that a local company was e-wasting their products and they allowed their employees to take the stuff home, I've found some other cool stuff (that a buddy of mine takes home). The coolest thing I've found so far is my current laptop, the Dell Latitude 5501. This laptop is an enterprise-grade laptop with an i7 9th Gen V-pro, the only thing that was in it was the onboard stuff, no ram, no storage, no battery. I was able to refurbish it on my own and use it for college since previously I only had my desktop.

 

The point I'm trying to make is:
Not all e-waste is junk! There is some really valuable hardware (on Amazon this latitude is around $2000 bucks, I got this for the cost of extra spare parts) If you do your research when you come across some intact hardware then it can be beneficial!

Main rig specs:
i5-9600KF

32 GB Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz

Crucial P3 Plus 2TB NVMe 

MSI RTX 3060 Ti (GDDR6X Ver.)

MSI Z390-A PRO 

 

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My laptop was also basically e-waste when I got it. It also has an i7 in it. It's now 13 years old and still going strong

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Almost every laptop I've ever owned has been a corporate leftover. Including my current Dell Precision with some 6th gen i7.

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21 hours ago, thevictor390 said:

Almost every laptop I've ever owned has been a corporate leftover. Including my current Dell Precision with some 6th gen i7.

It's crazy how they just throw away perfectly good hardware. Although the company that I got it from was a non-profit so they get new hardware quite frequently.

Main rig specs:
i5-9600KF

32 GB Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz

Crucial P3 Plus 2TB NVMe 

MSI RTX 3060 Ti (GDDR6X Ver.)

MSI Z390-A PRO 

 

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