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How to Buy a Used Laptop or a Used Notebook

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We all know the prices of laptops and notebooks and if you do not know the going prices, then research is a definite must, especially if you consider buying a used laptop or used notebook. There will be no point in acquiring a second-hand product if the new selling price is very close or similar. Especially if it is your first time ever to purchase computers, laptops or notebooks. Do some research and have basic knowledge about computers and follow some of the following tips.
If you decide on a used laptop then you must attempt to buy one of the best models from a top manufacturer. It will be a second-hand product so go for the best second-hand product as they will be more durable and reliable. You can choose to buy a privately owned computer from family or friends, second-hand shops, dealers or web sites like amazon and e-Bay. Wherever or from whomever you must make sure there is enough time available for proper inspecting and testing before you hand over your money. You want to check the charging cord and ports as well as the battery. The screen is very important and make sure it is clear. Clear outer signs of wear may be an indication whether a laptop have been dropped.
You must take into consideration that you will be the operator of the used laptop or used notebook and wherever possible you must choose an operating system that you are comfortable with. Both Mac and Microsoft Windows have their advantageous and disadvantageous and it is a matter of personal choice and preference. Many Mac users such as Apple’s Mac-book and MacBook –pro or the Air flow, swear by this operating system, whereas a PC with a Microsoft windows system are the only choice of other users. Decide which one you prefer before you make your final choice.

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Is it Safe to Buy a Laptop under $100?

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When you are looking at buying a used laptop and do not want to spend a lot of money, you will find that there are used laptops for sale for under a $100. You must remember that technology advancement causes many people to replace their current laptop for newer versions and not because something is wrong with it. Laptop prices have fallen over recent years and a reasonable price for a decent and brand new laptop can be as low as $400.
If you do not have the capital and want to go for something cheaper than that, you will find a refurbished or used laptop for under $100 and it can be a decent quality used laptop. A refurbished laptop is more expensive than a used laptop, but the advantage you have with a refurbished laptop is that problems it may have, has been inspected and repairs done if needed.
You must know that you will not find a decent used laptop for under $100 if it is relatively new. It will be an older model and even so it will be sufficient for use of basic office applications, web browsing and more. You obviously will not find a top of the range gaming laptop for that price, so you must be realistic when looking at cheap used laptops. You need to inspect the laptop’s specifications, like the hard drive size, CPU, screen size and RAM.
Battery capacity is another factor to be on the lookout for when you purchase a used laptop or used notebook. It also depends where you want to use the used laptop as most people basically buy a laptop or notebook for its portability. If the battery is constantly charging and discharging over years, the battery capacity diminishes significantly and you will need to be plugged in to work.