15 May The 5 good reasons to choose a reconditioned computer
The reconditioned and regenerated IT products represent the core business of technologies and we have dealt with the subject from many points of view.
Since adding a new workstation to upgrading an obsolete system, companies have many reasons to buy a new computer. But how can you save money without sacrificing quality? Refurbished laptops and desktops can be a great alternative to new products.
Here are 5 good reasons to choose a conditional computer!
- You save with a refurbished product
Everyone likes to save money and reconditioned computers allow you to have excellent performances at much lower prices than the same brand new product.
Sean Nicholson, global head of Microsoft repair programs, says there are many in cases where the reconditioned one is even preferable to the new: for example, schools and non-profit organizations could save significantly by opting for this solution. In the USA schools and government agencies have the obligation to rely on refurb products.
You can save money with second hand computers as reconditioned product costs 20% to 60% less than the original price.
- Software licenses are included with refurbished products
Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft: many organizations have thus found themselves facing the awkward situation of having to update their computer’s operating system, or, more simply, following exposure to hackers and viruses they need to buy Windows 7 or 8.1 or 10 licenses.
But instead of paying for a new operating system, it can be smarter to spend money on a completely new system that will come with a current operating system.
By buying a reconditioned product, you can be sure of having the most up-to-date operating system installed on your device.
- Are you sure you need the latest computer released on the market?
Just because you need a new computer does not mean that you need the fastest and most advanced system available. If all you are doing is sending emails and surfing the web, you don’t need much firepower.
If you are trying to do something extensive for graphics and the processor, such as video editing, the reconditioned systems may not have enough computing power, even if Apple offers excellent reconditioned machines in its store.
- You don’t need a very powerful computer to perform simple tasks
And if video makers may not be satisfied with the purchase of a refurbished computer, so-called “knowledge workers”, such as accountants, data analysts and new web 2.0 workers are users who will surely be happy with the performance of a refurb computer.
“When you’re moving to systems where the real investment is in the Cloud – that’s where you’re storing and doing things – having a refurbished device and saving money is just a great opportunity,” says Nicholson.
- You want to make an ethical and sustainable choice
Some skeptics still have doubts that reconditioned computers are more environmentally sustainable than new computers, but looking at the facts, it is impossible not to change your mind: even if newer computers use less energy to operate, much more energy is needed (and raw materials) to build a new one.
Moreover, the recovery of an old computer and its components prevents them from ending up in landfills to pollute the groundwater due to the hazardous materials it contains. Furthermore, inside the computers there are precious metals and rare materials that can be reused.