What is a refurbished laptop?
These are products returned to the manufacturer by customers for reasons unknown. Upon returning to the factory the products are thoroughly inspected: internal and external components are tested, any hardware or software issues are dealt with and the operating system assessed, possibly upgraded and enhanced, and any parts that are damaged, defective or just not up to snuff gets replaced.
All the top manufacturers such as Apple, Netgear, D-Link, HP, and many others all refurbish, or you might say refine items. They then put it under a new warranty and resell it for a much smaller price. It is essential that before purchasing, you look over what the warranty includes and for how long it is covered? Even though cheap laptops these days can retail brand new for $200 or lower the benefits of refurbished laptops cannot be denied. The common misconception of a refurbished laptop is that it is the same as a used or secondhand laptop.Click here for options on cheap laptops or here for refurbished laptops.
Refurbished does not mean secondhand or used, for instance, if a products boxing, casing, or protective outer shell is damaged or destroyed in transit, or the order gets cancelled, or the customer returns it for exchange of one in the right color. In none of those situations are the items flawed in any way. Yet having been taken away from the factory, they are no longer considered new and cannot be sold as such. More examples are products used for demonstrations, overstock items, tradeshows and various customer events (an example of that would be a boat supplier showing a demo by using a laptop to run a video at the boat show) and upgrades, trade-ins, etc.Refurbishment of the product also means restoration to its original state whether it’s major maintenance or a minor repair aesthetically or mechanically. refurbished or refined? I’ll take the latter thank you.
The truth of the matter is, when you buy a laptop new, it has not been turned on, tested, or tried. On the other hand, when you buy a refurbished laptop it has been turned on, tested, inspected possibly upgraded and probably enhanced. The decision is yours.