As a student, there are many practical ways to save money – from making use of your NUS extra card to keeping an eye out for money-saving incentives. But when it comes to studying, there are some things you just can’t do without – like a reliable laptop. However, with many student laptop deals to be found, buying a new one doesn’t have to blow your budget! For example, how about buying a refurbished laptop? While you might not get the latest and greatest products, choosing a laptop that’s not fresh out the factory means you’ll both save yourself some coin and get much better specification.
Knowing what you need
We always recommend that you do your research first to find out exactly what type of specifications you’ll need. We find that most students we meet don’t need a state of the art laptop but do need something that has a large amount of storage space and runs fast.
When it comes to specifications, here are some basic pointers:
Laptop screen size – having a 12-inch laptop is a good choice in general. That being said, if you regularly play video games, you may decide that a 14-inch laptop is more appropriate instead.
CPU – this is the core of the computer that determines the overall performance of your laptop. Where possible, choose a
Memory – most programs run on the memory, so choosing more memory is definitely a good idea when it comes to computer performance.
Hard drive – a typical laptop hard drive is 250GB to 500GB. The exact amount of hard drive space can be chosen according to your specific storage needs.
What’s the difference between ‘used’ and ‘refurbished’?
Many sellers use the term ‘second-hand’, ‘used’ or ‘refurbished’ – so what’s the difference?
A laptop that’s second-hand or used, won’t have undergone any important checks before it’s sold. On the other hand, a refurbished laptop is always thoroughly checked then wiped, reinstalled, cleaned up and returned to its original condition. This means that as a student, you can buy a refurbished laptop at a cheaper price with confidence!
Refurbished student laptop deals
At Advance Computer Systems, we offer high specification, low cost refurbished notebooks and laptops. From HP laptops to Lenovo laptops, we can help you find a student deal that’s perfect for you.
So if you’re looking for student laptop deals, look no further. Call Advance Computers today on 01904 653789 or click here to find out about our latest deals. Let us help you find the perfect laptop for you.