This is the conundrum that many people face. When buying a computer, many people think their only options are new and used, however, refurbished computers can also be found through many vendors. A refurbished system has been reconditioned either by the original manufacturer or a third party. Refurbished computers are a great way to save money.
Refurbished computers are machines that have been returned for any number of reasons including software incompatibility, failure of a component, or physical imperfection. Some refurbished computers have never been used or sold to the public, because of inventory overstocks. These store returns can not be resold as new machines so they are returned to the manufacturer and put through a rigorous testing and repair program to be brought back to “as new” condition.