In this article, I am going to cover what refurbished means when an electronic item is referred to as refurbished. I will also cover in specific laptops and what it means to purchase a refurbished laptop.
What is refurbished?
Definition Refurbished is a term used to describe an item that has previously been owned, or used but has been brought up to perfect working order. In most cases, there is nothing even wrong with the item. The most common case of electronics being sold as refurbished, is when a customer has brought a purchase back because they have changed their mind on the color or model. Reasons for return There is very rarely anything wrong with the item. However, the item that has been brought back for whatever reason, must be confirmed that it is in proper working order and sold as refurbished and usually for a discount. Faulty items If the reason of return was a faulty item, if the problem was something simple, perhaps one piece of ram in a new computer was faulty because of an issue during manufacturing. The problem would be corrected and the new working machine would be sold as refurbished. There is no harm in purchasing a refurbished item. They are usually as good as new, and carry the same warranty as if you were buying it brand new.
Prices of the refurbished machines When it comes to HP laptops or HP Computers, buying a refurbished machine could potentially save you some money. Often, your local computer store will have computers that are coming back from lease, not just HP but from a wide array of machines, from dell laptops and computers to ACER, Toshiba, etc. These machines are leased out and the shop will make sure they work, or use them to build new computers. These refurbished computers tend to only be anywhere from one to three years old and can be very cheap. Parts of the computer The computer is usually bundled with its monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers and cords that it was leased out with and can be a fraction of the cost of a new machine and all of its pieces. Unless, you need your computer for something specific and an older refurbished machine wont cut it, there is no reason why you should not consider your next purchase being refurbished. Often, the companies that sell refurbished computers will give a reasonable warranty. Usually, they give a year, and the option to purchase additional warranty on parts and labour in case anything was to happen.