Posts Tagged ‘laptops under 150’

Used Laptops often only require Basic Work

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

One common occurrence that we run into while working with used laptops is when the owner of the computer has owned it for several years but finds that it has gotten slow over time. They usually have good things to say about the laptop like how it has performed well for them since they have owned it. Yet when they use it they typically mention how it has just become too slow even during everyday basic laptop use. In some of these instances the owner will have several utilities installed on the laptop that keep the system clean, typically things like system tools and antivirus programs. However many times there will be too many of these types of programs installed and they will actually have a detrimental effect on the actual performance of the laptop. This is often why the owner just wants to get rid of their used laptop and upgrade to a newer one.

We have seen this time and again over the years yet we have also seen even more instances where there was an inadequate amount of effort put into installing the basics like a firewall and anti virus program. In these cases the used laptop has usually slowed down because of too much bloat and spyware on the system. Over the years used laptops can accumulate a huge amount of bloat from simple everyday usage and the installation (and often improper un-installation) of programs. This is normal and is the result of merely using a computer for exactly what it was intended to be used for in the first place. Yet since there has been an inadequate effort put forth to keeping it well maintained, the owner decides that it is time to upgrade to a new computer.

This is understandable really, and the fact is that a proper professional tune up can be somewhat expensive and wanting to trade-in or sell the used laptop is often a good decision for them. Many people do grow in their needs for more updated or more powerful specifications which new models can offer. Yet this also creates a great opportunity for buyers who are looking for working used laptops under 100 which simply need some cleaning up. Typically we spend time checking and testing the hardware on the laptops first when we acquire a used laptop. As for cleaning up the operating system, spyware or other software it is frequently not worth it. Formatting the hard drive and doing a proper clean installation of the operating system is the way to go in most situations.

It is necessary to install the operating system which was originally on the used laptop. This is easy enough to identify from within the system or by the sticker on the bottom of the laptop (on the majority of models). This is also where we will get the license key to install the operating system properly, and legally. As far as determining whether you have found a good deal or not, see our used laptop checklist which will help guide you through what the most important things are to look for on any make or model and especially on second hand laptops under £150. Knowing what to look at will increase your chances of getting a good cheap used laptop computer that hopefully only needs a clean install of the operating system, driver updates and basic security programs to get you up and running.

Mini Laptops System Power

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Just like any computer the mini laptops are going to operate best with the original operating systems that they come installed with. Although there are definitely instances where this is not always the case, most users are not interested in the technical aspects of exactly why this would be the case. In the vast majority people want their mini laptops to operate in a highly reliable fashion when they are using them. As for the switching of operating systems, this is more of a focused effort to try out various technical tweaks which could actually enhance the performance of the computer.

Typically however the designs of today's mini laptops for sale are going reflect the best combination of hardware and software (operating system) and will come this way straight from the computer manufacturer. This is obviously the result of a great deal of product testing and therefore is typically the best way to get the most out of the computer.

Since the mini laptops have been on the market there have been several variations of the standard operating systems which are found on the small laptops. The list includes highly efficient examples such as special versions of Linux as well as Windows operating systems from XP, Vista and Windows 7. There are additional examples which are once again the overall best match for the hardware which the computers including laptops under £100 are designed around such as the Win CE architecture in the mini 7 netbooks. Each laptop will provide the level of performance which it is designed for merely by the amount of power found within the hardware.

Used Laptops Global Era

Monday, April 5th, 2010

People around the world will often have the same needs to get a good used laptop computer whether they are in Australia or the US or any point in between for that matter. When they have to stay in the 100 dollar price range it gets a little less easy only because the selection is comparatively smaller. There are some decent opportunities around which can provide a good deal of usefulness for the laptop user.

Although we see countless good deals go through everyday most of the used laptops under 100 are going to be in good overall condition and ready to go. Each manufacture of laptops has plenty of used laptops around since they have been producing various models for many years. The names are very easy to recognize and the models will often not really be all that old.

Take some of the used Dell laptops which sell for around $100 to $150 daily. The various specifics will be pretty standard as far as any laptop from any given period was designed around. No matter what era so to speak they would have used the version and technology which was available at the time. Say there was a used Dell and this was made during a period of when most laptops were produced with a P4 processor which runs at either side of 2GHz and then you would see that any other make such as HP or Toshiba for example would also be build around the specifics of the era.

Any global era changes fast in technology around the world and laptops will reflect this from Australia to the United States. On the plus side of this is the fact that these technologies although not cutting edge any longer, are still very much compatible with the newer versions of technologies making the used laptops a great way to go.

Spending 100 to 150 on a Used Laptop

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Some people find that it can be a real hunt so to speak to find used laptops under 100 and this is understandable because most of the time sellers will want a whole lot more than just $100 for the laptop. It can be amusing because if you think about it $100 is still a good deal of money which can do a whole lot of things for the possessor of the cash.

On the other hand a laptop is something which will typically get used over and over again so even when spending $100 to $150 on a used laptop computer the buyer is still getting a great deal of value which continually rewards the great buy.

IBM Laptops in the 100 Price Range

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Many business professionals have come to rely on their preferred portable computers which are quite often used IBM laptops under 150 which have been in the company for many years. These have the capacity to provide not only excellent value but superior reliability as well.

IBM Laptops Under 150

The overall world class reputation of IBM laptops is based on decades of big business and this applies to more than just laptops as it applies to the computer and technology industry as a whole. This is because IBM has been in on most of the major breakthroughs of the historical development of personal computers. This leads many people to believe that why not go with the long time stand by being IBM for their choice of solid laptops. We provide the best examples in what we display.

This certainly makes sense and although we deal with laptops everyday and have for well over a decade, the used IBM laptops really do stand tall among the competition. These can often be found in the $100 dollar price range in our selection. The inventory changes by the minute so they may not always be available but since this is what we specialize in there will always be versatility in what is available.