We all know the drill: Buy new tech and it goes obsolete after a few months. A new product is released, we buy into it, and the cycle continues on and on. After all, we live in a culture where the masses think new is always better. However, keeping up with the latest gadgets and gizmos can get pricey, and oftentimes doesn't even provide you with the best product.
Refurbished tech can be the way to go for those who want to save a ton of money while still getting their hands on equipment that'll get the job done. These 12 options for refurbished desktops and laptops are sure to give you the best bang for your buck while providing you powerhouse equipment that can handle all the tasks you ask of it.
Dell OptiPlex 3030 All-In-One Desktop 20" i5-4570s, 8GB RAM 500GB (Refurbished) – $315.99; originally $384
This all-in-one desktop comes with an Intel Core-i5 processor and 8GB of RAM all rolled into a slim, easy to place monitor. Its 19.5" WLED HD display is undeniably crisp and clear and will make your photos and videos pop off its 1600×900 resolution screen. 500 GB of SSD memory will also give you plenty of space to store everything you'll need, and its seamless connectivity to HDMI, VGA, Serial, and DisplayPort ports will make you more productive than ever.
Dell OptiPlex 3060 Micro Desktop i5-8400T 8GB 256GB SSD Windows 10 Pro (Refurbished) – $529.99; originally $641
This Micro Desktop is engineered to excel, sail smooth, and boot up faster with an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB memory. The 3060 OptiPlex also allows you to work confidently with its ports including DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, or serial. You can even expect smooth performance with 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Enjoy everything you'll need from a desktop while saving space with this hyper-threading powerhouse. Packed with an Intel Core-i5 8500 processor and 16GB of RAM, you'll be able to work with multiple apps and browser tabs simultaneously without hiccups. It also has port options for DisplayPort, VGA, HDMI, and serial ports, along with a massive 512GB of SSD memory. If you find yourself needing less multitasking power and storage, you can opt for a model with 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD for $539.99 (reg. $656).
Built to deliver powerful performance and with the space to add additional peripherals, the OptiPlex 7050 Mini computer from Dell is powered by a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-6500T Quad-Core processor. This small-form-factor PC gives you everything you need from a desktop while saving space. You'll also enjoy 32 GB of RAM for multitasking power, and 1TB of SSD storage for all of your pictures, videos, documents, and anything else to be housed.
Powered by Intel's top-of-the-line Core i7 processor and loaded with 32 GB of DDR3 RAM, this machine will outperform the competition in any situation. Store and load all the apps, music, movies, and photos you can possibly think of and this powerhouse will have no problem handling it all. It's also equipped with 512GB of SSD storage and integrated Intel graphics that can handle light gaming.
HP EliteBook 840G4 14" Touchscreen i5-7200 8GB 256GB SSD Touchscreen Windows 10 Pro (Refurbished) – $469.99; originally $570
This refurbished EliteBook from HP pairs a fast processor with 8GB of RAM to help make multitasking easier, and its speedy 256 solid-state drive can house your essential media and other data with ease. You can handle all of your day-to-day tasks from anywhere with this laptop, and on a single charge, it'll last you up to 12 hours. Its 14" touchscreen display also gives you multi-functionality on a crystal clear screen.
HP EliteDesk 800 G3 SFF i7-6700 16GB 512GB SSD Windows 10 Pro (Refurbished) – $563.99; originally $684
If you're looking for an enterprise-level performance out of your desktop, look no further. The HP EliteDesk 800 G3 SFF features an Intel Core i7-6700T 3.4GHz processor and 16GB RAM with Windows 10 OS already pre-installed. Its 512GB SSD will comfortably accommodate a large number of files, documents, videos, downloads, and your ever-increasing data storage capacity requirements.
Classified as a MiniTower, the HP EliteDesk 800 G3 is one of the largest form factor desktops in the business class desktops segment. It's an all-in-one desktop that features a desktop Intel i7-6700 processor with 32GB of RAM for hyper-threading performance. You'll also enjoy a seemingly endless amount of storage with a 1TB SSD.
HP ProDesk 600G3 mini i5-6400T 16GB 256GB SSD Windows 10 Pro (Refurbished) – $363.99; originally $441
This refurbished HP ProDesk 600G3 mini can handle office workloads with ease thanks to its Intel Core i5-6400T CPU and 8GB RAM. Microsoft Windows 10 Pro comes preinstalled on a 256GB hard drive, which can easily store your essential documents, videos, and downloads. This little workhorse is only 7" wide, so you can have all of this computing power without any of the desktop clutter.
Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 SFF i5-6500 16GB 512GB SSD Windows 10 Professional (Refurbished) – $422.99; originally $513
Featuring a 6th generation Intel Core i5 6500 processor and 16GB RAM, this desktop is a capable daily driver. Microsoft Windows 10 is already preinstalled on a 512GB solid-state hard drive, and its multiple ports allow you to expand its functionality with monitors and external storage drives. You'll be able to work smarter, faster, and simpler with this incredibly powerful and affordable unit.
Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tiny i5-4570T 16GB 256GB SSD Windows 10 Pro (Refurbished) – $289.99; originally $350
This tiny form factor desktop PC is powered by an Intel Core i5-4670T and boasts 256GB of SSD storage. ThinkCentre M93 delivers speedy and lag-free computing performance thanks to its 16GB RAM, and it comes with Windows 10 preloaded. Finally, its integrated Intel HD Graphics delivers lush, pixel-pushing clarity for light workloads.