It is widely believed that a refurbished component is nearly as good as a new one but with a new component warranty and rigorous testing before being shipped on the market this type of computer market is catching new ground every day. Skeptics have stated that the debate behind this issue is complex and requires a thorough investigation as to settle for a conclusion.
First of all, the refurbished laptops on the market today are many times new due to the fact that the components they are made out of are taken from laptops which only have minor problems which many times occur on devices which are not already shipped or are in the testing phase and due to some faults in certain components are used for the refurbished component market. This is why one could clearly state that a refurbished component is as good as a new one although there are some exceptions to this matter which will be discussed later.
Second of all, cheap refurbished laptops can easily be found in stores everywhere and they offer high performance and optimal configuration for high resource demanding tasks at a much lower price than a new computer. Thus, one could get a $300 laptop for just under half its original price although it is widely advised to ask a professional opinion before buying a product since compatibility issues may arise from the usage of components which are not running on the same voltages or frequencies.
Moreover, there is a big downside to a refurbished laptop and this is the bad luck of buying a bad component inside the system which can cause damage to it within or after the warranty period. The fact that the vast majority of sellers do not offer a spare laptop during the repair and diagnostic and they also do not guarantee the data safety and integrity which may occur in the process makes many turn away from this kind of products.
In conclusion, one could find that almost any refurbished laptop for sale is a good one although keeping in mind that these components have been fished out of laptops which had some problems is a good thing to start with. One alternative to this which is not so well known are the resealed laptops which had some small or insignificant problems such as a scratch or so and are sold for a smaller price.