You can save huge amounts of money when you buy a refurbished computer instead of one that is new. The savings can run in hundreds of pounds, and you will still end up with a computer that will meet your needs.
That could be a computer for your business or office, or it could be a computer for use in the home. You can even get refurbished computers that are suitable for high-performance applications such as gaming or graphic design.
Not all refurbished computers are the same, though. They can vary in price from less than £50 to over £300. At the higher end you will get newer machines that have more memory, have more storage capacity, and that are faster. This guide will help you make the right selection.
The first thing is to think about what you want to use the computer for. All the refurbished computers on RapidIT.co.uk are suitable for everyday use, including the cheaper end of the scale. This means doing things such as surfing the internet, using Facebook or other social media platforms, or word processing.
Watching videos is a bit more demanding, although you can watch videos on all our refurbished computers. You will find that the more expensive options with faster CPUs, more memory, or high-quality graphics cards deliver a smoother video-watching experience.
If you want to use the computer for gaming or for graphic design work, though, you will need one of the higher-end refurbished computers.
What should you look for when buying a refurbished computer? The main things to consider are brand, processor, memory, and HDD.
We sell a range of leading brands at RapidIT.co.uk, including HP, Dell, Acer, ASUS, and Fujitsu. If you are looking for an Apple computer you should look at our specialist Apple section.
Brands such as Acer, ASUS, and Lenovo are well-known for making good-quality computers at low prices. Fujitsu and HP computers are known as good mid-range options, while Dell computers have a reputation for being good-quality and reliable business machines.
The processor is the part of the computer that processes data and carries out tasks, so faster processors make the computer quicker overall. The main brands of processor are Intel and AMD.
Memory is often confused with hard disk drives (HDD), but they are very different things. The memory is where your computer stores information or programmes that you are using or running. It therefore has an impact on speed and performance – more memory will make the computer fast; thus the computer will be able to handle more tasks. Memory is described as a number followed by GB. Our refurbished computers typically have a minimum of 2 GB.
The HDD is where you store programmes and data such as documents, photos, videos, etc. The bigger the HDD, the more you can store.
We have a large selection of refurbished computers at RapidIT.co.uk, all at low prices. We offer free delivery on all UK orders, and if you order before 2 p.m. you can have your purchase delivered the next day. Order online now.