Hi everyone, just an FYI.... (if you're on facebook, you've probably seen me).... if you're looking for a low-stress solution to VIDA, with a lifetime warranty and tech support in case of future issues....
I have been selling laptops to the Volvo-owners community with VIDA 2014D pre-loaded and tested, for a while now. I have many customers that would attest to this being a great product and service.
PRICE = $215 shipped, for laptop with VIDA 2014D and genuine, activated, Windows 7 Pro (does not includes DiCE unit)
LIFETIME warranty on the laptop. (exceptions: 2 years on the LCD screen, 1 year on the laptop battery... but the heart of the machine I will warranty for life. Repair or replace. But really, if you use it as a dedicated VIDA laptop mainly, it'll last you years and years.)
These are very solid laptops, that I completely refurbish myself. I open them up, clean, tighten, and replace components. Specs vary depending on the build, but they all meet the minimum specs (all have at least 3gb of RAM) and run VIDA very well. Most include new components, like hard drives, RAM, the laptop battery itself, and/or other pieces. But I thoroughly test everything. I also replace the CMOS battery on all of the machines, so you won't have any system time errors.
You get the DiCE unit, and it's plug-and-play for you. Simple. No headaches for you, and I'm always here to help with any issues.
I can also do "custom builds" (with money down).... more RAM, solid-state hard drive, small sized laptops, back-lit keyboard, super long battery life, Toughbooks, whatever you need, with a little time I can probably do it .... let me know what you'd like, and we can chat about it.
Lastly... another option I can work with you on is to have you send me your computer, I set it all up and send back. I can even upgrade RAM or HDD if it needs it. That service starts at $75 (includes return shipping), and goes up based on if it needs any equipment (for example, 1GB of RAM would be an extra $10.)
You can send me a message here, or send an e-mail to: DavidRLeach(at)gmail.com
I also have pictures of some builds and answers to FAQs at..... https://www.facebook.com/DaveLeachVIDALaptops/