Myths about refurbished computers

Myths about refurbished computers

Buying used computer equipment can be intimidating if you are unsure of what you are getting into. Luckily, certified refurbished companies, such as 2nd-Byte, are here to make sure you get the best possible computer for not only your computer needs, but your wallet as well.  

What is a refurbished computer?

Basically, a refurbished computer or laptop is a device that has been updated or renewed. This could mean that it was purchased and returned by a customer or failed to meet quality testing and was rebuilt.   

Here are four myths about refurbished computers:

Refurbished computers are slow.

There’s many computer refurbishers, and most of us are pretty awesome at what we do. At 2nd-Byte, we make sure that our refurbished computer equipment is as close to new as possible, many times we actually have the unit running faster than when it was brand new.

Refurb computers are more likely to break down.

Many revamped equipment is actually more reliable than it was when it was brand new. Computer manufacturers have a percentage of computers that are expected to fail. This is a huge difference because every computer that is sent out by a refurbisher is tested by a computer technician prior to a customer ever receiving it.

Not powerful enough.

Honestly, just like our brains, most people don’t use their computers to their full potential. If you are simply using a computer for daily tasks such as checking emails and browsing the Internet, a fully suped-up computer is not necessarily needed. Getting down to your basic needs could end up saving you money.

However, that being said, refurbishers can upgrade equipment as needed to make your daily tasks easier. As we fix and upgrade computers, we test to ensure that everything is working properly.

Refurbished computers don’t last.

You get what you pay for, and then some, according to Sean Nicholson, the worldwide manager for Microsoft’s refurbisher program. The technicians that inspect, test and revamp the used computer equipment are experts.

Long term warranty indicates a lower quality machine.

This one is also hugely misleading. Yes, computer warranties can be used on both new and used computer equipment. It is also true that refurbished computers can have longer warranties than a brand new piece of equipment. This does not however mean that the longer warranty indicates a lesser quality machine. In fact, it’s the exact opposite. A computer dealer does not want their machine coming back for repairs, that can get very costly for the computer seller.

Who can benefit from a refurbished computer?

Everyone. Whether you are a large business in need of an overhaul or a business just getting off the ground, purchasing quality used computers can help you maximize your technology potential without maxing out your wallet. Sending a kid off to school? We can help them too! Here’s a list of the best back-to-school computers.

By using refurbished computers for your business, you can save thousands of dollars in technology costs. If you are in the market for high-quality, low-cost, off-lease refurbished computer equipment for your home or business, contact us at 2nd-Byte to explore some of our excellent options!

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