REFURBISHED DESKTOPS & LAPTOPS
EXTENDING THE LIFECYCLE | REDUCING THE COSTS
As more and more aspects of life and work come to revolve around technology, it’s increasingly vital for people to have computers at home enabling them to keep up with work, business, and families. But the cost of brand-new computers doesn’t make sense for every budget.
Fortunately, computer resellers frequently offer refurbished computers at lower costs. For instance, at Tsele le Tsele, we offer refurbished desktops and laptops at reduced prices that have gone through a rigorous process restoring them to the same performance and quality standards as brand-new products.
Knowing what to look for in a refurbished computer, and how to weigh the pros and cons, will give you an advantage in the buying process. This guide provides an overview of need-to-know information.
What’s the Difference Between Used and Refurbished?
Implies that the product has gone through a comprehensive process -- including repairs, replacements and quality testing -- to bring it to a set standard of performance and quality.
Refers to a product that was previously owned and operated, often sold as-is. There is no guarantee that the product was ever repaired, inspected, or tested, or that it will function to a certain standard.
Refurbished Laptops and Refurbished Desktop Computers: Key Information
Whether a laptop or a desktop, refurbished computers go through a process of assessment and repair before they are sold. Key information to consider when buying a refurbished laptop or desktop includes:
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A refurbished laptop is a good choice if you want portability to work from various locations or if you travel a lot. However, they have less RAM than desktops and can be harder to repair and upgrade. Keep in mind that refurbished laptops sometimes have more cosmetic issues, like scratches and dents, as previous owners may have brought them to various locations and even traveled with them.
Like their new counterparts, refurbished desktops tend to be less expensive than refurbished laptops. They also tend to have more powerful processors making them ideal for activities like gaming, and more internal storage, reducing or eliminating the need for external hard drives. Refurbished desktop components can also be easier to repair and replace. If you don’t need the portability of a laptop, a refurbished desktop can offer more value for your money.
Are Refurbished Computers Safe and Reliable?
Refurbished computers can be just as safe and reliable as new computers, but consumers must do their due diligence and buy from a source they trust. If you choose to go with a reseller, make sure to scrutinize them against the criteria above while also vetting through online reviews.
We encourage you to research resellers if you want to get a full picture of available options, but for maximum safety and reliability, we do recommend purchasing directly from Tsele le Tsele Online Shop to access our 3-6 months warranty as well as free shipping on certain items.