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Step into the elite world of gaming with Reboot IT's selection of refurbished gaming PCs and accessories designed to elevate your gameplay without draining your wallet. Our curated collection caters to both budding enthusiasts and seasoned gamers, offering top-tier, certified pre-owned, and reconditioned gear that promises to deliver an immersive gaming experience.

Our inventory features a range of gaming PCs known for their powerful performance, including models equipped with high-end graphics cards and processors to handle the most demanding games. Each system undergoes a comprehensive restoration process to ensure that it meets our exacting standards, providing you with the reliability and speed needed to game at your best.
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What should I look for in a gaming laptop regarding specs and performance?

When searching for a gaming laptop that meets your needs for specs and performance, there are several key components you should consider to ensure a smooth and immersive gaming experience:

  • Processor (CPU): Look for a laptop with a powerful processor, ideally an Intel Core i7 or i9, or an AMD Ryzen 7 or 9 series. These CPUs can handle demanding games and multitasking without lag.
  • Graphics Card (GPU): A dedicated graphics card is crucial for gaming. NVIDIA GeForce RTX or GTX series and AMD Radeon RX series are popular choices that offer high-quality graphics and frame rates.
  • Memory (RAM): Aim for at least 16GB of RAM to ensure your games and applications run smoothly. More RAM can improve multitasking and game loading times.
  • Storage: Solid-state drives (SSDs) provide faster load times and better overall performance compared to traditional hard drives. A combination of SSD for your operating system and games, with an additional HDD for storage, is ideal.
  • Display: For the best gaming experience, a laptop with a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution or higher is recommended. Look for a high refresh rate (120Hz or higher) and a low response time to ensure crisp and fluid visuals.
  • Cooling System: Gaming can cause laptops to heat up quickly. A laptop with an efficient cooling system will prevent overheating and maintain performance.
  • Build Quality and Design: A sturdy build can handle the wear and tear of regular use. Additionally, consider the laptop's weight and size if portability is important to you.
  • Battery Life: Gaming laptops are known for their short battery life due to the high-performance components. However, for longer gaming sessions, look for a laptop with a battery life of at least 4-5 hours.
  • Ports and Connectivity: Ensure the laptop has enough ports for your peripherals, such as USB, HDMI, and possibly Thunderbolt 3. Also, consider Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth connectivity for wireless peripherals.
  • Keyboard and Touchpad: A comfortable, backlit keyboard with good key travel can enhance your gaming experience, especially during long sessions.

At Reboot IT, we offer a range of refurbished gaming laptops that have been rigorously tested and certified to meet gamers' performance needs. Our selection provides an affordable alternative to new models while still delivering the high-quality specs and performance required for modern gaming.

How do gaming monitors differ from regular monitors?

Gaming monitors are designed specifically to cater to the needs of gamers and typically offer features that set them apart from regular monitors. These features enhance the gaming experience by providing smoother motion, better visuals, and quicker response times. Here's how gaming monitors differ from regular monitors:

  • Refresh Rate: Gaming monitors often have higher refresh rates, such as 120Hz, 144Hz, or even up to 240Hz, compared to the standard 60Hz on regular monitors. A higher refresh rate results in smoother gameplay and less motion blur, which is particularly important in fast-paced games.
  • Response Time: Lower response times are a hallmark of gaming monitors, with many offering 1ms response times. This reduces ghosting and blurring, providing a crisper and more responsive gaming experience.
  • Adaptive Sync Technology: Technologies like NVIDIA's G-Sync and AMD's FreeSync help synchronize the monitor's refresh rate with the graphics card's output, reducing screen tearing and stuttering during gameplay.
  • Resolution and Panel Type: While regular monitors offer a variety of resolutions and panel types, gaming monitors often prioritize resolutions and panel technologies that favor fast response times and vibrant color performance, such as TN (Twisted Nematic) and IPS (In-Plane Switching) panels.
  • Aspect Ratio and Curvature: Some gaming monitors come with wider aspect ratios, like 21:9, and may feature curved screens to provide a more immersive gaming experience.
  • Color Accuracy and Contrast: Gaming monitors may have better color accuracy and contrast ratios, which are essential for a vivid and engaging visual experience.
  • Ergonomics and Aesthetics: Gaming monitors may offer more ergonomic adjustment options, such as tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments, to ensure comfort during long gaming sessions. They also often have a more aggressive design with LED accents and other gaming-centric aesthetic choices.

At Reboot IT, we understand the importance of a monitor that matches the performance needs of gamers. Our range of refurbished gaming monitors brings together these essential gaming features at a more accessible price point, allowing gamers to enjoy a premium experience without the premium cost.

Can I use a regular laptop for gaming, or do I need a specialized gaming laptop?

You can use a regular laptop for gaming to some extent, but for an optimal experience, a specialized gaming laptop is recommended. Here's why:

  • Graphics Performance: Regular laptops typically have integrated graphics, which share memory with the CPU and are sufficient for basic tasks and light gaming. However, they may not handle the graphics demands of more intensive, modern games. Gaming laptops come with dedicated graphics cards with their own memory (VRAM), providing better frame rates and higher quality visuals.
  • Cooling System: Gaming laptops are equipped with advanced cooling systems to manage the heat generated by high-performance components during gaming sessions. Regular laptops might not have the same level of cooling, which can lead to overheating and throttling when under the stress of gaming.
  • Processor and RAM: Gaming laptops generally have faster processors and more RAM to efficiently run games and handle multitasking, which is crucial for gaming and streaming simultaneously.
  • Display: Gaming laptops often feature displays with higher refresh rates and faster response times, which are important for a smooth gaming experience. Regular laptops usually have displays that are optimized for everyday use and may not provide the same level of responsiveness or quality for gaming.
  • Build Quality: Gaming laptops are built to withstand the rigors of gaming, with sturdy construction and often customizable RGB lighting for an immersive experience. Regular laptops may not have the same build quality or features.
  • Sound Quality: Gaming laptops typically have better sound quality with enhancements and features aimed at gamers, which can be a significant part of the gaming experience.

While it's possible to play less demanding games on a regular laptop, for the latest titles or for a truly immersive gaming experience, a specialized gaming laptop is the way to go. At Reboot IT, we offer a selection of refurbished gaming laptops that provide the performance and features of a gaming laptop at a more affordable price, allowing you to game on a budget without compromising on quality.

What is the ideal screen size and resolution for a gaming monitor?

The ideal screen size and resolution for a gaming monitor can depend on personal preference, the types of games you play, and the space available on your desk. However, there are general recommendations that can enhance your gaming experience:

  • Screen Size: For gaming monitors, sizes ranging from 24 to 27 inches are the most popular among gamers. This size range offers a good balance between viewing area and visual clarity, allowing you to see all the action without having to move your head too much.
  • Resolution: The standard resolution for gaming is 1920x1080 (Full HD), which provides clear and sharp images. However, many gamers are now opting for higher resolutions like 2560x1440 (QHD/2K) for better detail and more screen real estate, or even 3840x2160 (UHD/4K) for the highest level of detail and clarity. Keep in mind that higher resolutions require more powerful graphics hardware to maintain smooth frame rates.
  • Aspect Ratio: The most common aspect ratio for gaming monitors is 16:9, which is well-suited for most games and media content. Ultra-wide monitors with a 21:9 aspect ratio offer a more immersive experience, especially for racing and flight simulators, but not all games support this format.
  • Refresh Rate: A higher refresh rate, such as 144Hz or above, is ideal for gaming because it allows for smoother motion and can provide a competitive edge in fast-paced games.
  • Response Time: A lower response time, around 1ms, is preferred for gaming to reduce motion blur and ghosting, providing a crisper visual experience during fast action.

At Reboot IT, we offer a variety of refurbished gaming monitors that cater to different preferences. Our selection includes monitors with various screen sizes, resolutions, refresh rates, and response times, ensuring that you can find the perfect monitor to match your gaming needs at a competitive price.

Are there affordable gaming computers that don't compromise on quality?

Yes, there are affordable gaming computers available that do not compromise on quality. Reboot IT specializes in providing gamers with cost-effective solutions by offering a range of refurbished gaming computers. These systems are thoroughly tested and certified to ensure they meet high-performance standards, delivering a quality gaming experience without the high price tag of new models.Our refurbished gaming computers typically come with:

  • High-Performance Processors: Capable CPUs that can handle the demands of modern gaming, ensuring smooth gameplay and efficient multitasking.
  • Dedicated Graphics Cards: Quality GPUs that offer good frame rates and high-resolution graphics, essential for an immersive gaming experience.
  • Sufficient RAM: Ample memory to support gaming and other applications, with the option to upgrade if needed.
  • Fast Storage Solutions: Solid-state drives (SSDs) for quick boot times and load speeds, often paired with larger hard disk drives (HDDs) for additional storage.
  • Quality Assurance: Each refurbished unit undergoes rigorous testing and any necessary repairs to ensure reliability and performance akin to new devices.
  • Warranty and Support: Reboot IT provides warranty options and customer support for additional peace of mind when purchasing refurbished gaming computers.

By choosing a refurbished gaming computer from Reboot IT, gamers can enjoy the benefits of a high-quality system that fits within their budget, all while contributing to environmental sustainability by reducing electronic waste.

What are the advantages of a desktop gaming computer over a gaming laptop?

Desktop gaming computers offer several advantages over gaming laptops, particularly in terms of performance, customization, and upgradability:

  • Performance: Desktops typically have more powerful components that can handle demanding games at higher settings. They can be equipped with larger, more powerful CPUs and GPUs, which provide better gaming performance compared to the mobile versions found in laptops.
  • Cooling: Desktops have more room for advanced cooling systems, which is crucial for maintaining performance and longevity of components. Better cooling means higher potential for overclocking and pushing your hardware to its limits without overheating.
  • Upgradability: One of the most significant advantages of a desktop is the ease with which you can upgrade components. As new GPUs, CPUs, and other technologies are released, you can swap out parts to keep your system up to date, which is often not possible with laptops.
  • Customization: Desktops offer a level of customization that laptops can't match. You can select from a wide range of components to meet specific performance requirements and preferences, including cases, motherboards, power supplies, and lighting.
  • Cost: Generally, you get more power for your dollar with a desktop. While gaming laptops can be expensive due to their compact form and the technology required to fit powerful components into a small space, desktops can offer similar or better performance at a lower cost.
  • Repairability: Desktops are easier to repair due to their larger size and the standardization of parts. If something goes wrong, it's often easier (and cheaper) to replace or fix a single component in a desktop than it is in a laptop.
  • Peripheral Options: Desktops allow for more peripheral connections, giving you the freedom to use a wider variety of monitors, keyboards, mice, and other gaming accessories.

At Reboot IT, we provide a selection of refurbished desktop gaming computers that offer all these advantages at a reduced cost. Our desktops are restored to a high standard, ensuring that you don't have to compromise on quality when choosing a more affordable gaming solution.

Warranty, return and refunds

What warranty comes with the gaming tech?

At Reboot IT, we provide a 1-year warranty on most of our refurbished tech equipment for students, ensuring that you have peace of mind with your purchase. This comprehensive warranty covers any defects or malfunctions that may arise, excluding issues caused by user damage. For some of our older items, we offer a 3-month warranty, still providing a significant period of protection for your tech.

Should any problems occur within the warranty period, students or purchasers can reach out to Reboot IT's customer service for support. Our warranty typically includes options for repair, replacement, or even a refund, depending on the specific circumstances and the nature of the issue.

We encourage customers to review the warranty details at the time of purchase to fully understand the coverage. Reboot IT is committed to delivering quality and reliability with every piece of refurbished tech equipment, backed by our dedicated warranty support.

Can I return my gaming tech if I'm not satisfied?

Yes, at Reboot IT, we understand that satisfaction is key, especially when it comes to tech equipment for gamers. If you're not completely satisfied with your student device, you can return it within a 30-day return period.

Please note that if the return is due to a change of mind or buyer's remorse, you will be responsible for covering the cost of returning the item. Additionally, for bulky items, the refund amount will be less the original shipping charge incurred by Reboot IT.

We strive to ensure that all our customers are happy with their purchases, and our customer service team is here to assist with any return queries you may have. We encourage you to reach out to us within the 30-day period if you have any concerns or wish to initiate a return.

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