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Ticking all the boxes (portable, stylish and great value), OnBuy's line-up of refurbished laptops offers savvy business and entertainment picks alike! Whether you're after a trusty way to take your office outside or a machine that'll let you devour Netflix, you'll find it here in our reconditioned laptops range.
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Why you should pick a refurbished laptop
Investing in a laptop is a serious business: you'll want to choose one that's lightweight enough to carry around, but has enough power to get you through your daily to-do list. Luckily, with reconditioned laptops aplenty here at OnBuy, your next portable computer is just a few clicks away. Saving you a few pennies off the RRP, our refurbished laptops for sale make a superb choice for the savvy consumer. Allowing you to pick up a premium purchase without the eye-watering price tag, our affordable laptop range is the perfect place to buy your next restored companion.
A refurbished laptop can cover an array of needs, and you'll find a plethora of models, specifications and styles at your fingertips - be it for work or play. Showcasing a variety of high-quality, industry-leading brands too, including Apple, Acer, Dell, Lenovo, HP, Microsoft, and ASUS, our online collection will leave you simply jumping for joy. From high-end picks (hello, mighty CPUs and impressive batteries), to the convenient, cheap, and cheerful (great for uni!), we truly have it all. So, whether you're after a virtual office away from your desk, or an entertainment hub for your bedroom, you're sure to find it here, in our refurbished laptops range. Browse our reconditioned models today and prepare for a splendid tech upgrade. You can thank us later!
What should I consider when exploring the range?
Like many things in the world of electronics, this question can sometimes feel like a minefield? Which model would I like? Which brand should I choose? How much memory will I need?... these are just some of the problems that we tend to come across when browsing new machines, and it’s not very hard to see why. After all, if you’re investing in a high-quality piece of kit, you’ll want to make sure that it’s perfectly suited to your needs, and will last a long time in your office.
Before you even begin to look at refurbished laptops, it’s important that you first consider which operating system (OS) you prefer. Windows is probably the best choice if you need Microsoft apps like Office, Access, and Outlook, though Apple’s MacOS is slightly more beginner-friendly. It probably isn’t the first choice of anyone who doesn’t own an iPad or an iPhone though, as your options are mostly limited to MacBooks.
The other two systems are Chrome OS and the various distributions of Linux. ChromeOS is a special operating system made by Google and loaded onto very slim, light laptops called 'Chromebooks'. Chrome OS can be a great operating system for a refurbished laptop because it's designed to be as stripped down as possible, letting slower PCs compete with powerful Windows or MacOS systems. However, what you gain in speed you loose in functionality. Completely free to use and open-source, Linux is endless customisable and configurable, but you need to know lots about how computers run to use it effectively. If terms like 'GNU' or 'Command Line' mean nothing to you, we recommend you avoid reconditioned laptops running on Linux.
You might also like to think about how much RAM you’re going to need. In this case, it’s usually ‘the more the merrier!’. Random-access memory, also known as RAM, refers to what your laptop uses to hold data, and should be considered if you require a lot of memory. 8GB is typically plenty for the average Windows user, though 16GB is far better if you like to use your device for gaming purposes. Finally, double-check for ports. These are the various entry-points around the side of your laptop, that allow you to plug in USB devices, chargers, and other necessary cables.