What to Look for in Refurbished Chromebooks

What to Look for in Refurbished Chromebooks

Whether the convenience and small size (and price tag) of a Chromebook appeal to you or you need an affordable used laptop for work or school, Acer has you covered with refurbished Chromebooks that offer the features you need at a price you can afford. Want to know more about selecting the right refurbished laptop for you? Read on to discover everything you need to know about buying Chromebooks from Acer Recertified.

What Are Refurbished Laptops?

Sometimes buying a brand-new computer isn't in your finances for the month, but you need a new laptop or desktop. That's where refurbished Chromebooks come in. Though refurbished laptops are typically seen as used laptops, there are a few key differences between the two.

Here's how to distinguish what a refurbished Chromebook is and why it's a bit different from regularly used laptops.

  • While used laptops may have been previously owned for a while, refurbished laptops may not have been or may have only been used for a short time.
  • A refurbished Chromebook could have had a previous life as a floor display, or it could have been purchased and opened but not used, meaning it can't be sold as brand-new although it is still in new condition. This is called an open-box Chromebook.
  • Refurbished laptops have been repaired, restored, updated, and upgraded to be on par with brand-new Chromebooks and laptops.
  • Used laptops haven't gone through any specific certifications or met any guidelines. Still, Acer Recertified ensures refurbished Chromebooks have been restored based on certain quality tests, so you have the assurance and the warranty to back it up. Used laptops can't give you that guarantee.
  • A regular used laptop may be older or outdated. Still, when you buy a refurbished computer, you can get an up-to-date model with the newest applications and software installed along with a new battery, so you get maximum work or viewing time with your laptop.

How to Choose Refurbished Laptops

When you're in the market for a refurbished Chromebook, you may not know how to go about selecting the right one. Keep these considerations in mind as you shop, and always ask an Acer Recertified professional any questions you may have while you check out refurbished laptops and Chromebooks.

  • Choose a size. Refurbished Chromebooks range in size from small 12-inch models to a mid-size 14-inch or a larger 15.6-inch display.
  • Select a processor for your refurbished Chromebook. Some examples include Intel Celeron or Intel Pentium processors.
  • Screen resolution is important when it comes to your viewing preferences. Smaller pixels mean more crisp images. Chromebooks offer several different screen resolution options.
  • How much memory do you need? Refurbished Chromebooks give you a choice of a solid-state drive that houses either 32 GB or 128 GB.

Buying a Refurbished Chromebook

Not sure how to go about picking the right refurbished Chromebook for your needs? Contact Acer Recertified for all of your refurbished laptop, desktop, and Chromebook needs today to get the best price on a like-new computer.