Casual Computing Laptops & Netbooks
Laptops and netbooks are available in tons of different configurations, tailor-made to various uses. Video editors may want a powerful laptop that will allow them to open many large files simultaneously, while gamers may prefer an on-the-go computer with state-of-the-art graphics cards and processing speeds to let them play the most resource-intensive games. Plenty of people, though, don't need that much power or speed, as checking emails and streaming movies are the extent of their computer use. If that sounds like you, a casual computing laptop or netbook may be just the thing you're looking for. These laptops and netbooks are ideal for everyday use, like browsing the web, composing documents, storing pictures, and watching movies.
Buy a Certified Refurbished Casual Computing Laptop or Netbook
A Certified Refurbished laptop or netbook is a used item that has been renewed by a trusted eBay seller. All our Certified Refurbished sellers undergo strict quality control monitoring, ensuring they only sell the best to eBay buyers. Plus, each Certified Refurbished item sold on eBay comes with a like-new guarantee, a 2-year warranty, and a free return/replacement policy good for 30 days after receiving the product.
Is There a Difference Between a Netbook and a Laptop?
Yes, and it's all based on size and weight. Netbooks are generally just very small laptops under 11 inches, while laptops come in larger sizes.
You can shop laptops and netbooks from a bunch of trusted brands like Acer, Dell, HP, Apple, Lenovo, Samsung, and more. Here's a full list of brands you can purchase:
How to Pick the Right Laptop or Netbook
There are a few considerations to make when picking out the perfect laptop or netbook.
You have three main OS choices when it comes to buying a laptop or netbook: Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS. You can't go wrong with either Windows or macOS (it's all comes down to personal preference), but do note that macOS is only available on Apple computers. ChromeOS, meanwhile, Chrome OS is an operating system designed by Google that uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface. As a result, Chrome OS primarily supports web applications rather than traditional applications seen on Windows and macOS.
How big do you want your screen to be? Do you value fitting more content on your display, or would you rather have something smaller and more compact for when you're traveling?
Storage is cheaper than ever, and it's getting cheaper every day. That being said, files and programs are also getting bigger and bigger, which means it's vital to get a laptop or netbook with ample amount of hard drive space. For a casual user, 1TB should be more than enough, but if all you're doing is storing photos and music and watching movies, you may even be able to get away with 512GB. Still, it's worth thinking about how much local storage you'll be using on your laptop or netbook and getting a computer with enough space to hold all your content. With enough movies, music, and photos, you can end up filling up your hard drive pretty quickly!
Processor and Memory
Having a good processor and enough RAM (random access memory) allows your computer to run more applications at once -- and means your laptop or netbook will generally be speedier. The higher the GHz number on your laptop or netbook, the faster your processor will be. Likewise, the more RAM you have, the more powerful your computer will be. RAM options on our casual computing laptops and netbooks are varied, with some models coming with 12GB, 16GB, and 32GB of RAM packed in.
Lastly, you'll want something with a battery life that fits your lifestyle. If you'll be traveling a lot and won't have your laptop or netbook plugged in all the time, something with a long battery run time is recommended. Conversely, if you'll be home a lot and will be near power outlets, you might be able to get away with having a smaller battery on your computer.
Smart shopping with eBay Refurbished
eBay Refurbished is your budget-stretching secret weapon. eBay offers the best value on the biggest selection of refurbished products from exceptional sellers with warranties as good as or superior to what's offered on brand-new products.Because everyone should be empowered to get the exact products they want in the right condition at the right price so their dollars go further.
- Certified Refurbished: The item is in pristine, like-new condition, backed by a two-year warranty. It has been professionally inspected, cleaned, and refurbished by the manufacturer or a manufacturer-approved vendor to meet manufacturer specifications. The item will be in new packaging with original or new accessories.
- Excellent Refurbished: The item is in like-new condition, backed by a one year warranty. It has been professionally refurbished, inspected and cleaned to excellent condition by qualified sellers. The item includes original or new accessories and will come in new generic packaging.
- Very Good Refurbished: The item shows minimal wear and is backed by a one year warranty. It is fully functional and has been professionally refurbished, inspected and cleaned to very good condition by qualified sellers. The item includes original or new accessories and will come in new generic packaging.
- Good Refurbished: The item shows moderate wear and is backed by a one year warranty. It is fully functional and has been professionally refurbished, inspected and cleaned to good condition by qualified sellers. The item includes original or new accessories and will come in a new generic packaging.
Industry-leading Warranty and 30 day returns Included in Every Purchase
eBay has partnered with Allstate to include an award winning warranty in every box. So you're covered in the event your item breaks or malfunctions. Learn more about ebay refurbished warranty coverage.
eBay Refurbished items can be returned or replaced for free within 30 days of receiving them. Only a select group of eBay sellers can participate in the program, and we monitor their performance to ensure they live up to the highest standards of customer service. Learn more about the perks of shopping eBay Refurbished.
Returns Made Simple How It Works
Start your return: In My eBay, find the item under Purchase history, then in More actions, choose Return this item.
Select your reason: Depending on the seller's return policy, we may put you in touch with them directly.
Ship it back:You'll be issued a packing slip and shipping label. Pack the item and ship it.
Check the listing's return policy before making your purchase.
Be sure to note shipping deadlines and whether an item can be returned for refund, replacement, or exchange.
Return the item in the same condition you received it in -- pack it well. Learn more about the item condition policy
We work hard to make returns smooth. For those rare cases when they don't go that way, the eBay Money Back Guarantee may help. Get the item you ordered or your money back--guaranteed.
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