If you’re in the market for a new device for work, play, or a little bit of both, get ready for some sticker shock. With parts shortages, rising labor and materials costs, and other fun factors brought on by inflation, electronics manufacturers are expecting yet another price hike in 2022. Fortunately, you can avoid inflated prices and shortages by buying refurbished. And you’ll even help the environment in the process.
Refurbished Apple deals
While it won’t stand up to the newest MacBooks, this refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Air from 2012 with a Core i5 1.8GHz processor, 4GB RAM, and 128GB SSD can still handle your everyday tasks — $307.99
With 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage, this refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Air from 2014 and accessories bundle is a solid mobile browsing and streaming option — $295.99
It may not be the newest model on the market, but this refurbished 21.5-inch iMac from 2017 packs a punch with a Core i5 3.0GHz processor, 8GB RAM, and 1TB Fusion Drive — $535.99
The 9.7-inch iPad Pro (WiFi only) was originally released in early 2016 and packs 32GB and Apple’s A9X chip for up to 10 hours of work or play — $225.99
Refurbished Dell deals
If you want a desktop computer to pair with your existing monitor, this refurbished Dell OptiPlex 5040 SFF Tower from 2015 is powered by a 6th Generation Intel Core Processor and Windows 10 Pro OS — $339.99
A solid choice for working, streaming, or gaming on the go, this refurbished 11.6-inch Dell Latitude 3189 from 2017 can seamlessly switch from a laptop to a tablet — $289.99
Refurbished HP deals
Ahead of its time, the HP ProBook X360 11-G1-EE from 2013 features an 11.6-inch full HD touchscreen display that allows you to switch from laptop to tablet mode in a single motion — $245.99
The refurbished HP ProDesk 600G3 mini i5-6400T from 2016 is a solid choice for those who need a ton of processing power, but have limited space for a desktop — $327.99
If you need a ton of connectivity options, the refurbished HP 14-inch EliteBook 840G3 from 2016 has you covered with two USB ports, an HDMI Port, Multi Card Slot, Lock Slot, VGA Port, Mic In, and RJ45 (LAN) ports — $398.99
Refurbished Lenovo deals
The refurbished Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Tiny from 2015 packs a lot of desktop power (Intel Core i5-6400T, 2.2GHz) in a miniature body — $327.99
Prices subject to change.