Being in the market for a new laptop, I'm sure you have noticed the wide range of prices for new laptop computers. They can be cheap- around $ 300 and really expensive, upwards of $ 5000. If you want to do more than just surf the net, then you will probably want a mid range one. However, what if you can not afford that?
One great way to go buy cheap laptops is to find a refurbished notebook computer. Some people are uncomfortable with this because essentially this means that it was owned before. However, the term 'refurbished' generally means that the hard drive has been erased and rebuilt and other modifications / upgrades may have been done as well.
Prior to buying a refurbished notebook computer, you should figure out what features you will need from your laptop. Think carefully about how you will use your new laptop. If you will be watching movies on it, you may need a DVD drive, if you will be playing video games, you may need a better graphics card, and so on.
Make sure that the discount notebook computer that you are buying is actually a refurbished notebook computer and not just used. There is a huge difference between these two terms.
Generally, a used laptop will be bought from a private seller, a friend, etc. A refurbished laptop will be sold from a computer store, big box store, or online retailer. These stores generally have technicians on staff who can answer your questions regarding the laptop's condition and features.
This is a great addition. Usually, you will be able to go to the store or email the technicians if you have a problem, you may also get a guarantee or a warranty on your refurbished notebook computer. This is not available on a used laptop. In those cases, you will get what you get. If you have any issues, you will need to figure them out, or pay extra to have a technician deal with it. This can become a costly venture-even more expensive then purchasing a new laptop outright.
As you can see, a great way to buy a new computer (for you) and not spend a ton of cash is to purchase refurbished. Do your research and you should be fine. Good luck and have fun!