Pros and Cons of Refurbished PCs

Buying brand new or refurbished is a question that all our clients have. Both choices have their advantages and disadvantages. However, our mission is to help maximise organisational budgets and provide a new lease of life for technology. Both of these aims rest on the possibility of providing you with high quality refurbished computers here at Rapid IT.


Maximises Your Budget

Buying refurbished can save you up to 70% of your budget compared to buying new IT equipment. We know the tight budgets UK schools are facing and we are ready to find your perfect solution on your budget.

No Compromises On Performance

Refurbished means enhanced previous performance. All of our computers are tested by our professional IT technicians and are updated to be as efficient and safe as a brand new PC.

Your Satisfaction Guaranteed

All of our computers come with 2 years warranty which can be extended to 3 years. This is significantly longer than most manufacturers provide for new PCs.

New PC, Old Price

The operating system on a refurbished computer will always be reset or replaced, so there is no trace of any previous usage. Any components that are damaged or broken will be replaced to guarantee safety and performance.

Customisable and Coordinated

Buying a refurbished PC opens up a possibility to customise your it to your specific needs. We also provide the same brand and model computers when you purchase from us so you are guaranteed a coordinated performance for the whole class.


E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the world. It is estimated this waste stream reached 48.5 million tonnes in 2018. Opting for pre-loved IT equipment saves both your budget and the planet!


Earlier Models

The main disadvantage of opting in for refurbished rather than new is the age of the equipment. However, older does not mean worse, as we update the PCs to perform as well as a brand new device would.

Signs of Use

Refurbished equipment is graded in 4 levels from A (immaculate) to D (with multiple scratches). We strive to maximise your budgets whilst providing you with the best equipment so only offer machines that are grade A.

Limited Availability

The nature of the refurbished IT market is that the availability of models and quantities varies depending on the shop. However, our shop has a wide range of matching computers and laptops, therefore we are sure we will be able to find the best option for your organisation without compromising on looks or quality.
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