PC Laptops & Netbooks with Touchscreen

Everything You Should Know Before You Buy a Refurbished Touch Screen Laptop

Are you looking to buy a touch screen computer that will not break the bank? You may already know what specifications you need and are just looking for a laptop that meets these requirements. You can find a refurbished touch screen laptop on eBays website, and here is what you need to know before you make your final purchase.

How do refurbished computers differ from new or used laptops?

A used computer is sometimes referred to as pre-owned. Although such a computer may have been restored to factory or default settings, it has been previously used and cannot be sold as new. A refurbished computer, on the other hand, is a computer that has never actually been used but that also cannot be sold as new. In some cases, a customer bought the laptop and returned it unused but with missing accessories. In other cases, quality control procedures discover that a box is missing items that should have been present in the factory packaging. Missing items might include a users manual, an installation CD, a keyboard, or another accessory that is supposed to be included in the original packaging. When the computer is repackaged to include the correct items, it must be reclassified as refurbished rather than as new. Users can often realize significant savings with the purchase of a refurbished computer without sacrificing the state-of-the-art features they would have obtained with a new computer.

Do specifications differ for a new versus refurbished laptop?

Specifications would only differ if the hardware or software included with the refurbished computer is different from what is included with the same model of a new computer. In most cases, this is not likely to happen with a refurbished laptop, which is usually restored to original settings by authorized employees who would ensure that specifications remain consistent with the OEM build and packaging.

What are the specifications to be expected in refurbished laptops?

Although available specifications for refurbished touch screen laptops do not differ significantly from options that are available if you were to purchase a new laptop, choices will be limited by the number of available computers that can be classified as refurbished, and you will likely have fewer options for customization. Following is a list of common specifications of refurbished touch screen laptops:

  • RAM: Typically ranges from 1GB to 4GB.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, i5, and i7; Intel Pentium, Intel Celeron, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad; AMD Athlon; AMD Turion; AMD Phenom.
  • Graphics Processor: Available modes include integrated and dedicated graphics.
  • Hard Disk: Typical capacity ranges from less than 100GB to 250GB.
  • Storage Type: Solid State Drive (SSD), Hard Disk Drive (HDD).