Why buy refurbished?
Refurbished computers represent great value for money. In addition to avoiding more landfill, re-using computers and their components makes great financial sense, especially where they are well short of their useful life. To the surprise of many, our refurbished PCs can actually perform just as well (and sometimes better than) some brand new computers purchased today!
Knowing what to buy...
There are four factors that typically impact the performance of a computer - the Processor (CPU), the Memory (Ram), Storage (Hard Disk/HDD or Solid State Disk/SSD), and the Graphics Card, with the last one typically only important for those looking for gaming PCs or doing high-end video or engineering work.
While the case style, lighting effects, power supply size, and component manufacturers can all impact the price of a system, at the end of the day they have very little to do with the performance you get. Buying refurbished ex-corporate brand name computers means buying quality components that were built to last, so getting the right mix of these 4 components will ensure the right outcome.
For information on how to assess the different options available, please refer to our buying guide pages below.
- Processor (CPU)
Unless you're into advanced gaming, any of the i5 processors we offer will be more than adequate!
For more information on processor options and differences click here.
- Memory (Ram)
8GB is ample for most, 16GB is a low cost upgrade recommended for more demanding users.
For more information on memory options and differences click here.
- Storage (Hard Disk / Solid State Disk Drive)
Buy an SSD and you won't regret it... it defines the user experience.
For more information on storage options and differences click here.
- Graphics Card (GPU)
For home/office use you probably don't need one, but if you're into gaming, get the best one you can afford (at the end of the day it's the only thing that really changes the gaming performance!)
For more information on graphics options and differences click here.