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Reconditioned Laptops-- Are They For You?

Refurbished laptops are popular options for those who need a new laptop computer, but dont want to spend a lot of money. A reconditioned laptop computer is one that is certified for resale and generally offers some sort of repair guarantee or warranty.

When purchasing a refurbished laptop computer, you should look for one with the exact same functionality and qualities of a new laptop computer. If you bring your laptop with you on business trips or weekend getaways, look for a smaller, lightweight Intel laptop computer that ideally weighs less than six pounds. Of course, netbooks and so called "phablets" can go even lighter.

A lot of the lower priced laptop computers have very little physical memory or RAM. That might be fine if all you need from your computer is standard web access and to check your email. If you need to keep process huge amounts of data, like videos or demanding PC games, look into getting a laptop with a bigger quantity of memory, 8 GB or more.

The other thing to consider when searching for a refurbished laptop computer is the speed of the computer. Laptops are typically a bit slower than desktop computers, and that slick Dell model might not be the best CAD workstation, for example. However with latest chipset and solid-state storage (SSD) technology, a great laptop computer can be just as fast. If you are thinking about a refurbished laptop computer, be sure that its features, especially physical RAM, can be upgraded if you think you might need the extra performance.

It is vital to keep in mind that refurbished laptops are generally a great risk of your money than buying a brand new one. Refurbished laptops are thoroughly repaired and are accredited for resale. Reconditioned laptops typically come with a service warranty or guarantee making them a sensible buy for consumers worried that they might break shortly after purchase. But as with all purchases, let the buyer beware.

Many people are buying reconditioned laptops online now. If you choose to go this route, it is best to stick with a name-brand company like Amazon, and to use a credit card that offers extended warranties or money-back guarantees if you are not satisfied. There is nothing worse than spending hundreds, or even thousands of dollars for a laptop that doesn't work or breaks shortly after purchase..


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