Call us on: (+27) 87 897 6360

Free Shipping On All Orders

A black laptop open at a 45-degree angle displaying large text "buying laptops: save up to 70%" on its screen, set against a plain blue background. .onlylaptops.co.za

Are Used Laptops Worth Buying in 2021?

If your money is tight you’ll want to squeeze every ounce of value you can out of the next laptop you purchase. So, instead of buying a new one, why not consider a refurbished laptop? While a refurbished laptop might not come with all the bells and whistles like the newer models, it could save you a bundle over the price of one fresh from the manufacturer.

 

Buying a refurbished laptop can save you a bundle depending on where you decide to make the purchase and the model in question. At any rate, you’re not likely to find a top-of-the-line laptop at any refurbished vendor. The best you can hope for if you’re lucky is one that is at least six months old or more.

 

Nevertheless, the age of the laptop is important, though, because things like battery life, connectivity, and performance have improved significantly in later models. So you’ll want to stay as close to the latest technology as possible. Plus, a computer that’s four or five years old might not run the latest software, and you wouldn’t want to be stuck with a bunch of software that you can’t use.

 

Another thing to keep in mind is that laptop batteries degrade over time, so if the laptop you’re considering has been actively used over its lifespan, the battery might not hold a charge as long as it once did. However, most laptops built within the past four or five years are of high quality, so there is no reason its functionality should’ve suffered any since that time. So, if you can live with constantly plugging it into work with or recharge, then the money you save could be well worth the trouble. If so, you should be able to easily find a good refurbished laptop for under 200 bucks.

onlylaptops.co .za Square Logo onlylaptops.co.za

Sherman is an experienced IT Technician with over 20 years in the industry. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Sherman has started his own laptop tech blog to share his expertise with others. As a skilled and knowledgeable professional, Sherman is the perfect person to turn to for advice on laptops and related technology.

Free Nationwide (SA) shipping

On all orders

Warranty Options

Choose from 3, 6, or 12-month warranties.

Refurbished Excellence

World-class refurbished laptops

Secure Checkout

MasterCard / Visa