What To Look For In A Used Laptop Online

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When you are looking for a used laptop online, you likely have a small list in regard to what you are looking for. For most people, the list is small — with price, brand, and memory being the main concerns. 

Why do most people that are shopping for a used laptop online have a small wish list? Well, for the most part, people are not as tech-savvy as they might think — undervaluing the computing power and overvaluing the design and logo of the laptop.

Luckily, Tech Easy Pay, your source for reconditioned laptops and used laptops online, knows a thing or two about what to look for in a laptop — and in today’s blog, we are going to talk a little bit about what you should look for.

Screen Quality

When you are shopping for a reconditioned or used laptop, one of the first things that you should consider is the screen quality of each potential purchase. Are you looking for a laptop with a touchscreen? Or are you looking for a laptop without a touchscreen? Because it doesn’t make sense to get a laptop with a touchscreen if you aren’t going to use it — especially since laptops without touchscreens usually have better graphics and display qualities.


For those that aren’t considered to be tech-savvy, a CPU is a central processing unit — and yes, it is as important as it sounds. CPUs have become incredibly more complex and efficient, so you want to make sure that you get one of the newer iterations. For example, Intel makes multiple versions of their core-based CPUs, and if you are buying a laptop with an Intel CPU, you might want to consider getting a Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7. 


RAM, or random-access memory, is another important consideration to make when shopping for a reconditioned laptop. Depending on what you plan on using the laptop for, you might want a lot of memory or just a little bit of memory. For example, if the laptop is for work, you might want something with a lot of RAM so that you can simultaneously access files and use a large number of applications. If you plan on using your computer to watch Netflix, you might not need as much.  


Much like RAM, the amount of storage that you will need relies heavily on what you will be using the reconditioned laptop for. If you are planning on storing family photos, downloading music, or saving your files from work on your new laptop, it might be in your best interest to buy a laptop with a good amount of storage. If you are planning on only using the laptop for internet purposes, it is perfectly reasonable to buy one with a smaller amount of storage, just be sure to also purchase an external hard drive.

Battery Life

When you buy a laptop, it is more than likely that you did so because you wanted to be able to use it in more than one place — with the alternative being the purchase of a stationary desktop. The issue with laptops, however, is that when you are out and about using it, you might not have access to a power source for charging. Rather than being confined to close proximity of electrical outlets, look for a laptop with a high-quality battery life. 44Wh and 50Wh computers will give you the best results.

For High-Quality Reconditioned Laptops, Shop The Tech Easy Pay Store

Regardless of if you are a self-proclaimed computer geek or a technological novice, you will find the reconditioned laptop that you are looking for here at Tech Easy Pay. So what are you waiting for? Browse our online reconditioned laptop store today and contact our team of computer experts if you have any questions!