Refurbed computers work too!

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Armor Technologies Tech and Repair Shop offers refurbished computers. Many corporations and normal computer users abandon working computers in good condition after just three or four years of use. While this equipment may be outdated for the bleeding-edge needs of an advanced user, that does not mean it does not have years of life that it can offer to fulfill general needs such as using Facebook or word processing. These system components have been examined and updated by a professional refurbisher. At Armor, you can find laptops, desktops, servers, and most other types of hardware, all from a wide variety of manufacturers, with a wide variety of components and specifications. Keep in mind, though, there are many ways to buy refurbished computers, and as with anything else, it pays to do some research and planning.

Why Buy a Used or Refurbished Computer or piece of Computer hardware?

You can save money. Refurbished desktop computers usually cost between $100 and $300, depending upon the components. Monitors are often sold separately. Overall, refurbished machines generally cost about half as much as a comparably configured new computer. Of course, these PCs are also closer to the end of their usable lives. It is also important to note that when you buy a new computer, you are starting out with the applications and configurations that work best for the computer manufacturer, not for you. New systems are often competitively priced because other companies pay the manufacturer to include their software; this "included" software is often slow, error-prone, and can have security holes right out of the box. However, if you buy an Armor Technologies Certified Refurbished System, you get the added assurance that our expert technicians have installed applications and configurations that work best for you. All of the very latest service packs and security fixed are installed on all of our refurbished systems.

You can help save the environment.Choosing to purchase refurbished as opposed to new can keep one more computer out of a landfill. Computers contain exotic materials and rare metals that are not normally found in nature. A lot of these materials are very toxic and can contaminate groundwater as well as disrupt the food chain in local ecosystems. Many, many computers with a lot of usefulness are thrown away every day in this manner, and your purchase of a refurbished system means you are actively fighting the problem. Armor Technologies recycles all electronic components in a safe, environmentally friendly way.

Carefully think through your current and future computing needs. A 3-year-old refurbished PC may have enough system resources to run Microsoft Office, but it might slow to a crawl while running the latest video editing software. A quick Google search or a glance at the packaging will tell you the minimum and recommended requirements for a particular piece of software. Make sure your computer meets at least the recommended requirements for the operating system you plan to install and anything else you will need to use on a regular basis. A technology plan and a needs assessment are good ways to ensure that you know what computer power your staff and patrons will require in the near future.

Always buy from a qualified refurbishing company that you can find if you need them. If you buy used computers from a flea market or the classifieds section, you probably will not be happy with the results. Refurbishers, on the other hand, test each computer they receive thoroughly, repair them if necessary and may do some simple upgrades. While Armor Technologies refurbishes computers with original Microsoft Windows Licences they do recommend that if you do not want viruses and you are willing to spend a little time learning a new operating system, we will install Ubuntu on the computer.

Friday October 7th, 2016