Shopping for Used Computers and Accessories

Used computers, parts, and accessories provide an affordable way to get on the internet or game for less. Choose from used iPads and media tablets, laptops, desktops, and 2-in-1 computers. Used computer parts offer an extended range of options if you're putting together your own rig. Whether you're looking for a media-friendly tablet, a laptop for basic computing, or affordable parts, you can find used computers and accessories for your specific needs.


Specs to Consider in a Used Computer

Whether you're buying a desktop, such as a used Dell computer, or a laptop, you'll need to make a few decisions about what specs you're looking for before you start shopping. Here are some items to consider.

RAM

RAM determines how quickly your computer responds during use. Gamers typically require double the RAM that regular computer users need.

CPU

CPUs oversee the general running of your system. They take commands and tell the right part of your computer to take action. Look for a late-model CPU with at least a dual-core processor if you're mostly using your device for web surfing, sending emails, and watching videos.

Ports

Take your planned accessory usage into consideration. If you're a heavy laptop or desktop computer accessory user, make sure your purchase has sufficient ports for everything you plan to connect.


What to Know About Computer Hard Drives

Computer hard drives store software and files such as movies, documents, and pictures. They also boot your computer during startup. The more hard drive memory you have, the more room you'll have to save files like photos, songs, and software. Most computers run on either a solid-state drive (SSD) or hard disk drive (HDD). SSDs combine speed and portability, and they tend to be suitable choices for lightweight used laptops. HDDs offer more memory but have slower starting speeds. SSDs can be more expensive, making HDDs the right choice if you're looking to save money. If you're putting together your own setup, used drives and storage solutions offer a range of affordable options.


When you're ready to make a purchase, browse used computers for sale, and buy used computer accessories from B&H Photo and Video's vast inventory.