How to Buy Used Computers

Used computers still work, and they save money. Learn tips on how to buy used computers, like a desktop PC, Mac, or laptop computer in this free guide to buying consumer electronics.

Series Summary

Computers are complex machines built upon very simple principles. They perform arithmetical operations millions of times over to transform digital information, moving at lightning speed, into usable human data. A personal computer's job is to help a user create, manipulate, deliver, receive, or delete media content. This is a simple, sterile definition that sounds uninteresting on the surface. Nevertheless, these fundamental functions mimic human ability in some surprising ways. Therefore, the computer is increasingly becoming an engine of the imagination, a platform for the digital life.

In this free guide to buying consumer electronics, learn how you can get your hands on a used PC, Mac or laptop computer for cheap. If you’re on a budget, or if you’re just looking for an inexpensive desktop unit, watch these video clips and get tips on where to look for used computers, how to check the specs for software compatibility and minimum system requirements, and how to finally decide on which computer to buy. Happy hunting!

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