A very common question I get asked is, “Should I buy a new or a refurbished laptop”?

Let’s look at a couple of the Pros and Cons of buying a refurbished laptop.


  • Cheaper
  • More Value For Money


  • Older
  • Less Warranty

Refurbished doesn’t mean you have to settle for a poor quality laptop, in fact by going for a refurbished laptop instead of buying a new cheap laptop you’re going to get a lot more value for your money.

Instead you could spend £200 on a refurbished core i5 laptop that’s going to be really quick. So just because your budget is low, doesn’t mean you have to settle for a laptop that’s slow or has poor build quality, in fact quite the opposite is true.

Also take into consideration that you can get an extremely fast SSD Hard Drive which will make your laptop as fast as anything you’re going to buy new for under £500.

A general rule of thumb is that if you don’t want to spend £400 + on a new laptop, (that’s really what you have to spend to get anything decent) then have a look at refurbished.