Why Refurbished Laptops Are Perfect For Students

Ainsley McKay By Ainsley McKay - January 25th, 2024
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As back-to-school season looms, the hunt for the ultimate study companion that balances performance, reliability, and affordability is in full swing. Whether you’re a parent on the lookout for a dependable and economical gadget for your child, or a university student seeking high-performing tech that won’t leave you on the instant noodle and pasta diet, we have the perfect solution for you: Off-Lease / Refurbished Laptops. When some people hear “refurbished”, they think of “used” or “second-hand” devices but in reality, they are so much more than that. Let us paint a better picture of refurbished laptops and why they’re a great choice for students! 

What Are Refurbished Devices?

When you hear "refurbished," think "renewed." These are devices with a past life, frequently leased by corporations and returned while still in their prime. Unlike your typical used electronics, these laptops undergo a rigorous process of inspection, cleaning, repairing, and updating— ensuring they're up to the latest standards before hitting the shelves at prices that are a fraction of their originals.

Because these devices were often used for business purposes, they usually have high specifications to process complex tasks and remain operational for a long lifespan. They also tend to have better material and build quality, ensuring they hold up through years of use. Off-lease devices generally have many years of life left after their initial lease period comes to an end and they’ve been quality-tested to ensure they go the mile. 

Are Refurbished Laptops Reliable?

One common concern with refurbished tech is reliability. That's where warranties come in. For instance, PB Tech off-lease laptops come with a three-month warranty, with the option to extend it to 12-months. With an extended warranty, you get the same comfort blanket that hugs a brand-new gadget, ensuring your investment is protected. Even without an extended warranty, you can rest assured that unlike most ‘used’ or ‘secondhand’ devices you buy, they are thoroughly cleaned, tested, and upgraded before being resold. 

Why Buy a Refurbished Laptop?

Save Hundreds of Dollars

If budgeting for school expenses feels like a test in itself, refurbished laptops offer the much-needed cheat sheet. Costing just a fraction of their brand-new counterparts, these laptops arm students with the same high-tech capabilities without the exorbitant cost. Such savings are a godsend for anyone who needs to maximise their resources without compromising on quality tech.

Ideal For Children

It's no secret that kids will be kids—and that includes the occasional butterfingers moment with their gadgets. With refurbished laptops, parents can breathe a sigh of relief. These devices deliver reliable performance but come with a less daunting price tag, so the inevitable bumps and scrapes don't equate to distressing financial hits. A wise choice for parents looking to combine durability with affordability.

Access to Better Specs

Many refurbished laptops started their journey decked out for the corporate world, which means they're built to chew through complex tasks and keep ticking without a hitch. This means students diving into demanding disciplines can gain access to powerful processors, robust memory, and better graphics without shouldering the premium price. Whether it's heavyweight software for 3D modeling, high-speed multitasking, or just smoother day-to-day use, a refurbished laptop can make advanced computing an accessible reality - keep an eye on our off-lease section for some of these beefy refurbished laptops as they can go quite quickly.

Environmentally-Conscious Choice

Buying refurbished isn't just smart—it's kind. Each laptop given a second chance at life means one less piece of electronic waste clogging our landfills, and significantly fewer resources spent on production. Opting for a refurbished laptop is a positive step towards reducing your carbon footprint, fostering a culture of sustainability, and contributing to a greener future.

Where to Buy Off-Lease / Refurbished Laptops?

If you’re planning on buying a refurbished device, it’s always recommended to buy one from a trusted reseller that has professional standards. Here at PB Tech, not only do we maintain professional standards, carefully clean and test all of our devices, and back our devices with a minimum three-month warranty, but we also have the largest selection of off-lease devices in New Zealand! This includes refurbished laptops, as well as refurbished PCs, monitors, and more. Head over to our off-lease department to browse our entire selection.


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Ainsley McKay

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