Refurbished computers are the complete opposite. They’re computers that have been given a new life, usually with a complete repair, or sometimes they’re brand-new computers that were returned with a small problem like a hard drive failure. Sometimes a computer may have been returned because the buyer changed their mind, but it’s still essentially brand-new.
Quite often, refurbished computers were first purchased as business machines, built to the latest specs with business-grade components. When the budget or lease says ‘replace the computers’, that’s what the business does, whether the computers need it or not. There’s nothing wrong with them. These are great machines that are still plenty fast for home use, both desktops and laptops. Plus, because they are business-grade, the entire system was built to last longer and perform better. Rather than send these still-good machines to landfill, sometimes we end up with a machine that we we check and replace necessary components and re-install a clean operating system.
What are the benefits?
- You save a LOT of money: You get yourself a great computer that’s been set up and checked over by an expert technician, for significantly less than the cost of buying new. We always recommend that when you see a refurbished deal that’s got you smiling, you act fast - it won’t sit around for long.
- Covered by warranty: Most refurbished computers come with a warranty. Problems are extremely rare since your computer has been through rigorous checks, but if anything pops up right away that’s giving you trouble, we’ll fix it fast.
- You’re saving the environment: Fewer machines end up in landfill and fewer resources are used for unnecessary manufacturing.
Are they reliable?
Some people think that refurbished computers are more likely to break, when in truth, in some cases they’re actually more reliable than brand new. Manufacturers have an expected failure rate, a percentage of computers that go straight from the factory to people who discover their new system is dead-on-arrival or breaks within weeks. A refurbished computer has already stood the test of time. By the time it’s gone through our checks and repairs a refurbished computer can be better than new.
If you need a better computer on a tight budget, give us a call at 937-660-4899. We don't always have refurbs but be sure to check with us first if you are interested.