Why Reduce and Reuse is Better than Recycling: The Case for Refurbished Laptops

Why Reduce and Reuse is Better than Recycling: The Case for Refurbished Laptops

Posted by Team Recompute on 18th Feb 2019

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. The call for wiser buying habits is more needed today than it ever has been. Our world is changing, and what you decide to buy today, will affect the world of tomorrow.

Protecting the environment goes beyond electric cars and basic recycling. Every item you own has some impact on the environment, including your laptop.

Manufacturing a laptop consumes energy and creates waste. Every computer made has an impact on the environment. But owning a laptop doesn't have to have an impact on the environment.

Enter refurbished laptops. Re-using laptop is better not only for the environment but for your wallet as well. Let's take a look at why reusing a laptop beats recycling a laptop, every time.

To The Smart Shopper, Refurbished Laptops Are Good as New

Smart shoppers know that buying refurbished doesn’t mean buying outdated. There is a huge range of quality refurbished laptops on the market. Most are high end business grade laptops that are even more powerful than some brand new models out there.

Professional refurbishers like Recompute supply nothing but business grade laptops and include the kind of warranty and support that will blow your mind compared to today’s typical experience of buying a new computer.

Reusing Helps the Environment

As we mentioned in the introduction, buying refurbished laptops helps keep our environment healthy. When a laptop is re-used, the world gets more value out of the energy that was consumed and the waste that was produced when it was first made and shipped halfway across the world..

Refurbished laptops are the best way to buy current technology while reducing your carbon footprint. Many of the electronic parts inside a laptop (especially the battery) are very hard to responsibly dispose of, so it’s better to keep them in use, in a circular economy of technology

They're Cheaper

When buying from a professional refurbisher like Recompute, you can save a lot of money. Beware of buying used computers privately or from unscrupulous sellers on marketplaces and auction sites, however. The true value in buying refurbished from Recompute comes from the fact that:

  • They are tested and go through quality control

  • They arrive professionally cleaned and packaged like new

  • You can start using them right out of the box, with up-to-date and problem free software installed

  • Warranty, warranty, warranty. As a local business operating since 2001, we’re most proud of the support we offer if something goes wrong. We stand by our products, and offer a long warranty with no fuss, only reliable results.

By buying from Recompute, your decision to reuse is guaranteed to be a safe one. Take the cost savings and spend it on extra software for your laptop, a case, an extra charger, or any number of other accessories.

Buying Your Refurbished Laptop

If you're in the market for refurbished laptops, get in contact with us. We can help you navigate our selection of the best laptops on the market. We stock the latest and greatest refurbished laptops while offering a comprehensive warranty. 

See what some of our customers have to say about us.