I have bought refurbished computers twice before and the experience has not been the best. A tech-friend of mine put the lifespan of refurbished computers at two years. I am looking to buy a brand new one this time round.
gofar99 Messages: 1468 Registered: May 2010 Location: Southern Arizona
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Hi, I have bought both new and refurbs. No problems. You do need to find a qualified authorized refurbisher / reseller though. Get only name brand refurbs. Even with refurbs you get what you pay for.....if it is real cheap then expect problems. One thing to keep in mind is that a two year old refurb is no longer state of the art. A refurb I3 or an AMD quad core will not run the newest software nearly as well on one that is new. Personally I would not get anything less than an I5 or AMD 6-8 core. With 8GB of ram and a 250G solid state drive. A bigger drive or duals (one SS and one spinner) is even better. If all you do is Email and light searching (no video down loads) then pretty much any of the newer Chrome Books will do. They are cheap and if they break in two years then just chuck em in the hopper.