There are hundreds of thousands of laptops for sale on the net, you just have to reach your virtual arms out and pick one, the process of picking is not that simple though. First of all you have to find a reliable dealer, it is one of the most important things to do. There is no need getting a new or used laptop from a retailer you don’t trust, it would spoil the fun of it.
Sure, buying a laptop is not all about fun, but you should find some joy in your new computer if you give money for it, right? I’d recommend starting off at a local dealership if you know how to say no. Some of those guys in local shops can be a real leech and won’t let you go until you’ve purchased something. Ability to say no can get you some really nice deal, skim through what they have, ask all the questions you can think of and if you discover something shady about the computer simply don’t buy it.
If you are after a renew or used laptop for sale, you should still maintain a level of quality you are looking for. Just because a notebook is used it shouldn’t have loose hinges, scratched or cracked outer shell or screen. I’d look at the keyboard as well if I was about to buy a cheap used laptop computer. Some of the keys can go loose and make typing a real pain to bear, try to avoid that.
If you have the chance make sure you turn the computer on and check for strange noises. If there are none, go on testing the screen for dead pixels or bad backlight. Any sort of flickering or fading image can be a sign of dying backlight, and it’s really expensive to replace, don’t go there, avoid buying such a piece of hardware.
If you are about to make a purchase on an auction site, always check rating of the seller first. This maybe stating the obvious but I’d rather tell it twice than take a risk of you missing it and buying some shady pile of junk.
If you think you’ve found a great deal, read up on the model, feel free to browse forums, articles and reviews about the computer and see if you can find any recurring problems with the model.