Refurbished laptop computers or second hand PC are more reasonably priced than brand new PC or laptops. Second hand PC is in perfect working order and is better for the environment as making brand new PC components take up more resource and energy than recycling second hand PC . Most PC users prefer to trade in their old PC for the latest technology or require a faster processor despite the second hand PC being in top working condition. Extra components and accessories for second hand PC are readily available on the market as most parts can be easily purchased and fitted to second hand PC equipment. Second hand PC is a fraction of the cost of a brand new PC and giving you more money to spend on second hand PC equipment allowing more freedom on customisation. For example, a HP 2.8 GHZ 2GB RAM memory second hand PC with a 17″ TFT monitor could cost around £100 however to purchase it brand new could set you back at least 4 times that amount. Additional second hand PC equipment could include a larger memory upgrade from 500MB to 2GB or additional hard drive space 40GB to 500GB. Even with the small extras the overall cost for a second hand PC is much cheaper than a brand new computer. The only drawback with second hand PC is that they could come with slight scratches imperfections or blemishes however these cosmetic defects should not affect the functionality of the second hand PC. For basic computing second hand PC is perfect due to the cost of owning a brand new computer. Second hand PC is great for organisations such as charity voluntary or education organisations. Most second hand PC is available on the market due to consumers returning computers that have suffered minor damage to the exterior therefore some second hand PC have not been used. Most second hand PC dealers purchase computers direct from the manufacturers who would have inspected each computer thoroughly to ensure they are reliable robust and in top working order to ensure they are of a high enough quality to sell on again, this process means a second hand PC can cost as little as 70%-80% of its original price.
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