What Does Refurbished Mean?

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More and more IT companies offer refurbished computers for sale, but what does refurbished mean? Concerning quality, refurbished doesn’t mean the original item was damaged or malfunctioning. US Micro’s computers come from large corporations who need to replace many of their computers with updated new ones. All original computers were working and without damage. US Micro purges the entirety of the previous data from the computer before reinstalling a new licensed copy of Microsoft software to the operating system, usually Windows 7 or Windows XP depending on what you want when you order. If necessary, the hardware will also be updated to match the software’s standards in performance capacity. Then everything gets a thorough inspection to make sure the computer is fully functional. Buying a refurbished computer is a lot like recycling, so you’re reducing electronic waste with your purchase.

Buying a refurbished computer means saving up to hundreds of dollars while still obtaining the working quality as well as all the options of a new computer. The affordability leaves you more options, such as upgrading to more RAM or memory. US Micro carries big name brands like Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Panasonic, and more. Refurbished computers have the same variety of models and configurations as new computers, allowing you to choose the model, processor speed, hard drive size, amount of RAM, and operating system. You save money when you choose exactly which features you want rather than buying them in bulk as you do with new computers. You also don’t weigh down your computer (or your wallet) with features you don’t need.

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The money you save really starts to show when you buy refurbished wholesale computers. If you run a small business or office, you may not be able to afford new computers for everyone. Even if you can, why would you when you can save money by buying in lots? Lots package five computers together for a fraction of their combined original price. For that price you also get keyboards, mice, power cords, and other hardware, plus a reduced price on upgradeable memory. Wholesale computers have Windows XP, Windows 7 Home Edition, or Windows 7 Professional Edition operating systems included in the package.

Basically, for those of you who wish to be conscious about e-waste, who don't want to pay inflated prices for new technology, or you're (reasonably) wary of used ones, refurbished is the way to go.

What Does Refurbished Mean To US Micro?

When we say that our computers are refurbished, this means that we start with a working computer, completely sanitize and wipe the drive of all existing data, and then re-install a new licensed copy of genuine Microsoft operating system software. In certain cases we will also upgrade the hardware to include additional performance capacity required for today's software standards.

How Do I Know the Software is Genuine?

Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher

US Micro is proud to be a member of the Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher program; we are one of only a few companies in the nation to belong to the program. As described by Microsoft, the program is for large refurbishers who meed a minimum average threshold of 1,000 PCs shipped per month. Refurbishers in the program professionally refurbish desktop computers with genuine Microsoft software. Each computer we ship includes the original fully-licensed operating system disc.