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Why Buy a Refurbished Laptop or Desktop?

There are a host of benefits to buying a refurbished laptop or desktop, not only for you and your budget, but also for the environment - it's a classic win-win!

In this article, we explain just exactly what a refurbished PC is, as well as the benefits and considerations of purchasing one.

What is a Refurbished Device? | How Do We Refurbish? | Advantages of Buying Refurbished

Whether you need to replace your existing laptop or desktop or you are making your first big purchase to get online, there is no denying that the latest computers come with a hefty price tag that can sometimes be hard to justify.

A refurbished laptop is a highly recommended option, providing sufficient performance despite being previously owned. In this article, we explain just exactly what a refurbished PC is, as well as the benefits and considerations of purchasing one.

What Is a Refurbished Device?

A refurbished laptop or desktop is a device that has been used previously and is then reconditioned by a specialist company, like us here at Stone Refurb.

Refurbished devices come in a range of conditions and each company has differing standards on how they grade the condition of the device and what they have done to them to class the devices as refurbished.

Most refurbished computers and laptops are retired business equipment usually from a leasing company where every couple of years they refresh their equipment. The leasing company will then usually sell this equipment to a recycling or refurbishment company or back to the manufacturer.

Are Refurbished Devices Any Good?!

Most people that use their computers to simply browse the internet, save important documents, and let their children complete their homework find that refurbished devices are more than adequate to keep up with their typical routine.

It is possible, however, to find a refurbished device for specific needs. There are fantastic refurbished laptops for students that are easy to carry around campus and have adequate storage for university assignments. Refurbished gaming PCs are also a brilliant choice for those wanting to dip their toes into the competitive online world with a full set up.

There are many pros and cons of buying a refurbished laptop, which ultimately depends on your requirements of what you need from a PC.

Why Buy RefurbishedWhy Buy Refurbished

Saving Your Money, and Saving our Planet

We’re committed to protecting our planet and reducing the impact the IT industry has on the environment.

When buying refurbished, the environmental benefits are immense. On average a refurbished laptop will prevent a massive 2kg of e-waste from going to landfill, not to mention the hundreds of kilograms of CO2 that can be saved through more people choosing refurbished devices.

That’s why we’re so passionate about giving laptops and tech a new lease of life at our IT recycling plant here in the UK – it saves you money and saves the planet at the same time – a win-win!



The biggest advantage of buying a refurbished device is the huge savings compared to buying a brand-new device. The most cost-effective way to replace an existing device is with a refurbished item, rather than a brand new one.

  • Buying a refurbished device is very eco-friendly. As the devices are recycled products, they don’t get dumped into landfill sites so help reduce environmental damage.
  • With all of our products, you have a 1 year warranty, so if you have any faults within this time, we can repair or replace your item, for free.
  • Most users generally don't need the very latest processor, so refurbished devices are much cheaper and better value than buying new.
What to Consider


The main thing to consider is that your device will not be new. So depending on the grade you choose, it could have slight scuffs, scratches, or other signs of wear. It also won't have any of the original accessories, but it will be fully working and ready for its next life with you!

  • As your item would have been used by someone else, we can’t always guarantee the condition of the components. The tests we run can only pick up so much, but it will still be in full working order.
  • Laptop, Mobile and Tablet batteries can lose their ability to hold a full charge over time. So, if the refurbished device you buy was in active use for a year or two, it could have a shorter battery life than a brand-new unit.
  • You're unlikely to find the latest-generation laptops available as refurbs, but they will still be more than capable of running the latest applications.


Should I?

Refurbished - Best for the Planet and Your Pocket!

Refurbished laptops and desktops are ideal for those looking to save a little money and help the environment. Providing a good level of performance at a great price, refurbished devices are suitable for a whole range of tasks.

If you need any help selecting the perfect device for you, do not hesitate to contact us so that our friendly team of experts can discuss your needs and find the ideal match for you.