So, it’s time to replace your laptop, but you’re not willing to spend a packet on it? You look at second-hand laptops but are worried about quality and performance.
That’s where refurbished laptops come in. Often the are laptops that would have been – used as demo products, review models for writers, been damaged in shipping, returned because it was gifted and unwanted, and so on. In some cases, they may be slightly used but the owner wanted to trade it in for a newer model.
There are many advantages to buying refurbished laptops.
Refurbished laptops have already been inspected, screened and repaired to function like new.
• First, the laptops are thoroughly checked for manufacturing defects by putting them through various tests. If any are found, they are fixed, or the faulty parts replaced. If there are no defects, the hard disk is formatted again, and the OS is reloaded. So, you don’t have to worry about old contents of the hard drive, or faulty insides coming back to haunt you. In fact, these laptops undergo far more stringent tests than the new laptops in factories.
• Next, the laptops are usually made to work for a couple of hours to further check for defects, and further repairs and replacements are made. They are often given new serial numbers to mark them as factory refurbished, and as such are of high quality.
• You get branded, quality laptops at highly reduced prices than the brand-new product, but get all the functionality, efficiency and performance that of a newly unboxed gadget. You can get prices that are 20-40% cheaper!
• Reputed retailers offer a six month or 12-month warranty on the product, so that in case you encounter any problem, you can take it back to them for servicing. You should also be able to receive a certificate stating it has been refurbished. This ensures that it is legit.
Just make sure to check the screen quality of the refurbished laptop, and once you’re satisfied, you can go ahead and seal the deal.