A Few Good Refurbished Computers
Desktops, Laptops, Macs
We try to keep a few computers in stock for our regular customers. We don’t buy them “off the street” but rather from a small, select group of refurbishers who we trust. We only buy laptops and desktops that we think are fast now and will stay feeling good and fast for at least 3-4 years. These are typically business-class computers that are more sturdy and built-to-last than the typical consumer models you find at the big box stores locally. Our stock may change faster than we can update the website so it might be a good idea to call before getting your heart set on one.
Lenovo M92P Mini Desktop
I love this computer because it’s powerful and tiny. I’ve been deploying more and more of these micro units and have 2 of them in service here in my business. The big advantage is space obviously, it’s about the size of 2 boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, if you don’t want or need a big dust collector computer sitting on your floor, you can put this on your desk or attach it to the wall or the back of your monitor and hardly know it’s there.
Lenovo M82 Small Form Factor
This is a Small Form Factor (SFF) computer from Lenovo. The SFF computers are roughly the size of 2 pizza boxes stacked on top of each other. They take up a lot less room in the office at the cost only of things most people don’t need (like a second hard drive or a giant gaming graphics card). I am partial to the Lenovo brand, these computers originally were IBM but the franchise was sold to Lenovo several years ago. I think they make excellent computers.
HP Compaq Pro 6300 Micro Tower
This is a good, standard basic business computer. It has tons of USB ports, 4 on the front and 5 on the back, a good fast processor and it’s running Windows 7 which is a plus in many situations.
HP EliteBook 8470P Laptop
I’ve been carrying these computers for a little over a year now and have really come to like them. They are well built and rugged and have performed quite well in the field. They have Windows 7 on them, which is great especially for business, and a 3rd generation i5 processor which I expect to be good for many years. I originally intended to sell these for $299 but that was with 4GB RAM they had when I bought them. I don’t think that’s enough RAM to properly run Windows any more so I’ve upgraded them to 8GB, it adds to the cost but it makes the machine more “future proof” so I think it’s worth it.
Dell Inspiron 15-3521 Laptop
I never carry consumer-grade laptops, but this one fell into our hands and I think we can offer it at a good price, so why not. It has a 3rd generation Intel i3 processor, 500GB hard drive and 4GB RAM. When we got it it had a broken screen so we replaced it with a new one. It runs Windows 8, which honestly is not our favourite, but the Windows 8 market share is still double that of the last 2 Mac operating systems combined so you’ll have lots of company with it. I think you might need to upgrade the RAM in a year but I’m leaving it at 4GB to keep the price down.