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Are you in the market for a budget-friendly, high-quality refurbished computer? Look no further than Reboot IT, Australia's leading supplier of certified pre-owned PCs. Our extensive collection of used desktops and second-hand desktops caters to all needs, whether you're outfitting a home office, gearing up for gaming, or anything in between. Discover the ideal balance between performance and affordability that aligns with both your requirements and budget.

Why opt for a refurbished computer? Enjoy savings of up to 70% compared to purchasing brand-new models, making it an excellent option for budget-conscious shoppers. But the benefits don't stop at the price tag – our refurbished computers are also dependable. Each unit undergoes a rigorous refurbishment process to guarantee you receive a product that delivers like-new performance. Moreover, by choosing a refurbished PC, you're contributing to a reduction in electronic waste, thus promoting a more sustainable environment.

Our lineup features a variety of machines, from basic home desktops to high-end gaming powerhouses, all underscored by our dedication to quality, comprehensive warranty support, outstanding customer service, and complimentary shipping on every order. Choose Reboot IT for an affordable, quality-assured, and environmentally friendly computing solution.


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Understanding Refurbished Computers: Your FAQs Answered


What does "refurbished desktop" mean?

A refurbished computer is a pre-owned device that has been thoroughly tested, cleaned, and restored to a fully functional condition by professionals. At Reboot IT, our refurbished computers undergo a rigorous process to ensure they meet specific quality standards before being offered for sale. This process includes hardware checks, software updates, and cosmetic refurbishment to address any previous signs of wear.

Refurbished computers can come from various sources, including corporate leases, ex-government units, or customer returns. These devices are often only lightly used and can be returned for reasons such as unsatisfactory specifications, end of lease terms, or simply because they were overstock items.

Once we receive these devices, our skilled technicians work to refurbish them by replacing any faulty components, upgrading hardware where necessary, and installing fresh operating systems. The result is a computer that functions like new, providing reliable performance at a fraction of the cost of a new unit.

Refurbished computers from Reboot IT also come with a warranty, offering peace of mind and assurance in the quality and longevity of your purchase. By choosing a refurbished computer, you're not only getting a cost-effective solution but also contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to technology consumption.

What should I check before purchasing a used desktop?

Before purchasing a refurbished computer, there are several key factors you should consider to ensure you're making an informed decision:

  • Warranty: Check the length and coverage of the warranty. Reboot IT provides a warranty with our refurbished computers, which can give you peace of mind and protection against potential issues.
  • Specifications: Ensure the computer's specifications meet your needs. Look at the processor speed, RAM, storage capacity, and type (HDD or SSD), as well as the graphics card if you plan to use the computer for gaming or design work.
  • Condition: While refurbished computers have been restored to full functionality, they may show signs of wear. Check the condition and ask about any cosmetic imperfections.
  • Software: Verify which operating system and software come pre-installed. A reputable refurbisher like Reboot IT will provide a computer with a clean installation of the operating system.
  • Return Policy: Understand the return policy in case the computer doesn't meet your expectations or you encounter issues.
  • Accessories: Confirm what accessories are included, such as power cables, adapters, or additional hardware.
  • Upgrades: Ask if there are options for hardware upgrades before purchase and if these can be done without affecting the warranty.
  • Support: Inquire about post-purchase support. Reboot IT offers customer support to assist with any questions or concerns after your purchase.
  • Reviews and Reputation: Research customer reviews and the reputation of the refurbisher. Reboot IT prides itself on customer satisfaction and the quality of our refurbished computers.

By considering these factors, you can confidently purchase a refurbished computer that suits your requirements and offers a reliable, cost-effective alternative to buying new.

How can I determine which refurbished desktop computer is right for my needs?

Determining which refurbished computer is right for your needs involves assessing several key factors:

  • Usage Needs: Identify what you primarily need the computer for. If you're into gaming or graphic design, look for higher-end graphics cards and processors. For general office work or web browsing, mid-range specs might suffice.
  • Performance Requirements: Consider the specifications required for your tasks. More RAM and a faster processor will be important for intensive applications, while basic tasks might not require as much power.
  • Operating System: Decide which operating system you prefer based on your familiarity and the software you need to use. Whether it's Windows, macOS, or Linux, ensure the refurbished computer supports your preferred OS.
  • Budget: Set a budget for your purchase. Refurbished computers come at different price points, so knowing your budget will help narrow down the options.
  • Brand Preferences: If you have brand loyalty or preference, focus your search on those manufacturers. Some brands are known for certain features or build quality.
  • Expandability: Check if the computer can be upgraded in the future. This could include adding more RAM, increasing storage, or upgrading other components.
  • Warranty and Support: Ensure the refurbished computer comes with a warranty and that there's customer support available, as provided by Reboot IT.
  • Condition: Understand the grading system for the refurbished computer's condition. While all Reboot IT computers are fully functional, some may have cosmetic differences.
  • Reviews: Read reviews and testimonials from other customers about their experiences with the refurbished model you're considering.
  • Consult Experts: Don't hesitate to reach out to the experts at Reboot IT. Our team can provide personalized recommendations based on your specific needs and help guide you to the most suitable refurbished computer.

By carefully considering these aspects, you'll be able to choose a refurbished computer that not only fits your requirements but also offers the best value for your investment.

Is it possible to upgrade a refurbished desktop?

Yes, it is often possible to upgrade a refurbished computer, but the extent to which you can upgrade it depends on the specific model and its original design. Common upgrades include increasing the RAM (memory), adding or expanding storage with a larger hard drive or a solid-state drive (SSD), and in some cases, upgrading the graphics card or processor.At Reboot IT, we ensure that our refurbished computers are thoroughly tested and in good working condition. If you're considering upgrades, here are a few steps to follow:

  • Check Compatibility: Before purchasing upgrades, verify that they are compatible with the make and model of your refurbished computer.
  • Consult with Reboot IT: Reach out to us to discuss potential upgrades. Our team can advise you on what upgrades are possible and which ones would be most beneficial for your needs.
  • Warranty Considerations: Be aware that certain upgrades might affect your warranty. It's important to check with Reboot IT about how upgrades may impact the warranty terms.
  • Professional Installation: If you're not confident in performing upgrades yourself, consider having them done professionally. Reboot IT may offer services to install upgrades for you, ensuring they're done correctly without risking damage to your computer.

Remember that while upgrades can enhance performance and extend the life of your computer, not all components may be upgradable, especially in laptops where parts are often integrated into the motherboard. Always consult with a professional to understand your options and the best course of action for upgrading your refurbished computer.

Do refurbished desktop computers come with WIFI?

At Reboot IT, the majority of our refurbished business desktop computers do not come standard with built-in WiFi capabilities. Instead, they are typically equipped with an RJ45 ethernet port for wired internet connectivity, which is common in corporate environments where stable and secure network connections are crucial.

When browsing our selection of refurbished desktops, you can easily identify which models include WiFi by looking for the word "WiFi" in the product title and checking the specifications listed on the product page. If WiFi is a feature of the desktop, it will be clearly mentioned in both of these places.

For customers who require wireless internet connectivity, we offer a convenient solution. You can make any desktop WiFi compatible by using a WiFi dongle. These dongles are available as an add-on option in our store, allowing you to easily upgrade your chosen desktop to connect to WiFi networks.

If you have any questions about the WiFi capabilities of our refurbished desktops or need assistance selecting the right WiFi dongle for your needs, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer service team at Reboot IT. We're here to help you find the perfect desktop solution for your requirements.

Warranty, Returns and Refunds

What kind of warranty is typically included with a refurbished computer?

When you purchase a refurbished computer, the warranty provided can vary depending on the refurbisher. At Reboot IT, we stand behind the quality of our refurbished computers by offering a 1-year warranty as standard on most of our models. This warranty covers any defects in materials and workmanship under normal use during the warranty period.

For older models, we still provide a warranty to ensure your peace of mind, but it is a 3-month warranty due to the nature of the older hardware. This shorter warranty period still covers the essential aspects to ensure that you have a functioning computer that meets your needs.

Our warranty demonstrates our confidence in the refurbishment process and our commitment to customer satisfaction. If you encounter any issues with your refurbished computer during the warranty period, Reboot IT will repair, replace, or refund the item as needed.

It's important to review the warranty details at the time of purchase for specific information on what is covered and the process for making a claim. We also recommend contacting us directly with any questions or concerns regarding warranty coverage for your refurbished computer, as customer service is a priority for us at Reboot IT.

Can I return my refurbished computer?

Yes, Reboot IT has a customer-friendly return policy that allows you to return your refurbished computer. We understand that sometimes a product may not meet your expectations or needs, which is why we offer a 30-day return period, even if you simply change your mind or experience buyer's remorse.

Please note that if you return a product due to change of mind or buyer's remorse, you will be responsible for covering the return shipping costs. Additionally, because computers are bulky items, the refund amount will be less the original shipping charge that was incurred to send the item to you.

We aim to make the return process as smooth as possible, so if you need to return your refurbished computer, please reach out to our customer service team for assistance. They will provide you with the necessary instructions and help facilitate the return. Our goal is to ensure your satisfaction with both our products and our service.

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