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Should I Buy A Refurbished Laptop?

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Refurbished Laptop PC

What Does Refurbished Mean?

Buying a new laptop can be a daunting task. All the options to consider are potentially overwhelming. One point to consider is buying a refurbished laptop. The term refurbished does not imply the same thing  as the term used. A refurbished laptop has passed functionality tests conducted by the manufacturer or vendor. I recommend considering this option because on average you cannot beat the two to three hundred dollars you will save compared to the original price. This will allow you to get some of the better features while still staying within your budget. Some features to keep in mind would be hard drive size, web cam, memory, software and what operating system is it running.

Things To Consider

Be careful when purchasing a refurbished computer.  Do your own inspection on the system. The laptop may look brand new or could possibly have some minor bumps or scratches that do not affect functionality. You want to make sure the cosmetics are acceptable to you. The most important thing to remember when shopping for a refurbished laptop is the warranty.  Find out how long the warranty lasts and what exactly it covers. Make sure to create a list of features you must have in your computer and be sure the ones you are looking at meet this standard. Always verify that it is in working condition from powering it on to the wireless connectivity.

Where To Look

Another problem would be where to find your refurbished laptop. Look to the manufacturers, authorized refurbishers and other stores for the best prices, warranty, return policies and ability for hands on inspection. While Craigslist and eBay have enticing prices, these items often tend to be used and instead of refurbished. Understanding these few tips can ensure you come out on top when buying a refurbished laptop.

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