Entries by Bobby

Refurbished Dell vs HP Desktops & Laptops

I’m sure you’ve read many articles comparing Dell desktops and laptops against HP desktops and laptops so we thought we’d write this from our perspective. We process over 5000 Dell and HP desktops, laptops and monitors every year ranging from 2 year old to 12 year old models; this has given us a great opportunity […]

The Reliability Sweet Spot

It’s like a Bathtub! Did you know the likelihood of your computer or laptop failing can be broken down into 3 time periods? This reliability curve is like a bathtub! Firstly you have the initial 12 months where the expected failure rate is relatively high, this is due to: Mistakes in assembly Material Defects Design […]

Does Reliability Reduce with Age or Usage?

Ageing Gracefully! Buying a refurbished laptop can be a lot like buying a quality used car, however, when presented with a wide range of options some people try to simplify the process and make their choice based purely on age. But if you are at all familiar with the used-car buying process you’ll know that […]

5 Ways to Save Big on your IT Equipment

Are You Buying Based on Processor Performance? It’s Time to stop I feel like a broken record saying this but it still amazes me that many people, even those who are involved in IT, make the most common mistake in thinking that the processor is the key component in ensuring a faster computer or laptop. […]

Choosing the right Desktop Specification

It is easy to get caught up in all the specification, technical reviews and pressure from various marketing. Here is a few questions you should ask yourself when buying a desktop What are you going to be using the desktop for the majority of the time; internet, word processing and other basic use or more […]