Buying Refurbished Laptops: Why This is a Great Idea for University Students

Buying Refurbished Laptops: Why This is a Great Idea for University Students

Posted by Team Recompute on 5th Feb 2019

Buying Refurbished Laptops: Why This is a Great Idea for University Students 

A laptop is an essential tool for any university student today. Learn why buying refurbished laptops is a great option for busy students.

Students might be able to get through high school without their own laptop, but when it comes to University, students need regular access to a laptop.

It's extremely useful to have the ability to work from wherever you are — be it on the train, in the cafeteria, or hanging out at a friend’s. This is especially true now, as professors will contact students at all hours. Sometimes this means that an assignment is turned in online before the student has a chance to get home.

At the same time, fast, light, and durable laptops tend to be expensive when new. If you're looking for a quality laptop at a decent price, buying refurbished used laptops is an excellent option.

Why Buying Refurbished Laptops is the Way to Go

There's an idea that we always need the newest, most expensive item in order to keep up with our peers. This is typically never the case.

Sure, there are a couple of degree programs that require a student to have a computer of high-capabilities with the software needed to perform tasks. Computer science and graphic design are a couple of these programs. In those cases, our line of powerful refurbished workstations may be ideal.

For a lot of students though, all that's needed is a laptop that can perform really well with day-to-day tasks, with a good amount of storage and memory. There are a lot of options that are only two or three years old and that perform amazingly fast for the typical student workload.

You Don't Pay for Things You Don't Need

A lot of the glam of a new basic consumer model computers is that they have trivial features that don't have that much to do with how well they actually work. Unlocking the machine with your thumbprint or having a detachable screen doesn't affect how well the device works.

There are, of course, advances in computer technology that do make real differences. Those developments happen slowly, and the devices that were made only a year or two in the past have roughly the same core value.

“Recompute Refurbished” Means Quality

A refurbished second-hand computer at Recompute means the following things:

  • It was tested thoroughly and works flawlessly
  • The software is clean and up-to-date and ready to use
  • You have someone to contact if things go wrong
  • It’s been cleaned and sanitised both physically, and in a software sense
  • You get an amazing no-fuss warranty with it
  • It’s a great quality professional model to begin with, designed to last a long time. No cheesy consumer gimmicks here…

You Save a Lot of Money

Spending almost two thousand dollars on a MacBook isn't an option for a lot of people. Buying an older model that is refurbished could save you around $1000. Depending on the computer you choose, you might only have to pay a few hundred dollars for a machine that will last you throughout your undergraduate degree.

Interested in Buying a Refurbished Computer?

Buying refurbished laptops is clearly an excellent option for anyone trying to go to university on a budget. Think about what you want out of a computer and find some models that fit your needs. Talk to us for some free advice.

Visit our site to browse refurbished computers that will last. You can always reach out to us for more information on any model, or about our business in general. We’ve been doing this for nearly twenty years now, and have some great advice to give. We look forward to hearing from you.