Used Computers - An easy way to own your first PC
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A new computer could cost anywhere from Rs. 13500/- where as you could get a reasonably good used computer in the range of Rs. 4000 to Rs. 7000 depending on the age and the configuration of the system. The obvious attractiveness in the option of buying a used computer is the price. Buying a certified used system is an excellent way to familiarize you and your family to the exciting world of computers and internet at perhaps 1/3 the cost of a new system.

If you are buying a computer solely for gaming purposes you should perhaps stop reading any further and go for a brand new computer. Most the new games in the market require not just the latest technologies but also the higher end versions of the same. If however you are looking to buy a computer for introducing you or your kids to programming, or to explore the internet or simply to watch movies, a used computer could meet your needs.

There are however several aspects the customer needs to verify before buying a used computer.

  1. A full scandisk has to be run on all the drives to ensure that there are not too many bad sectors. A few bad sectors shouldn't be a big worry.
  2. Try a CDROM and/or DVDROM in the drive to check that the drives are functioning properly.
  3. Run a memory test using the Ubuntu memory test feature. Boot using the Ubuntu CD and select the memory test option.
  4. Make sure that the connectivity devices are working correctly - network card and/or modem. Try connecting to the net and verify.
  5. Verify that all the addon cards are working fine - check sound and video.
  6. Ensure that the monitor does not display unusual symptoms after keeping on for a couple of hours.
  7. Ensure that the internals - processor, motherboard, smps - does not create any problems after being kept on for a few hours.

The prices of the used computers vary based on the Processor, Motherboard, Hard Disk, RAM, other components and accessories. If you would like to buy a used computer visit our store at 3/118 Kesavadasapuram, Pattom P. O., Trivandrum, Phone - 0471-4063818 and we will be able to sell you used computers that have gone through the 7 point checklist mentioned above. If you have a used computer you wish to sell bring it over, we will inspect it and give you a fair price.


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on 25th May 2007 / by webmaster
A new computer could cost anywhere from Rs. Computers Hardware Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 07 Dec 2019 - 10:01 I want to buy a used computer. But i am in chennai. How can i buy? Please mail to me. Thanks in advance. webmaster access_time 07 Dec 2019 - 10:01 In reply to I want to buy a used Computer by Anonymous (not verified) The easiest way to get hold of a used computer is from your friends. If any of your friends are planning to buy new PCs then you can get hold of their old computer. Both of you will get a good bargain out of the deal as you are taking the middleman out of the deal. If you can't find anybody who is planning to upgrade then your best bet would be your local computer store or craigslist. Had you been in Trivandrum we could have arranged a used PC for you :) Add new comment
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on 15th September 2007 / by webmaster
Intel has been announcing massive price slashes for its processors and motherboards since January 2007. In spite of this AMD based systems still maintain a comfortable lead over the Intel based systems. The price difference used to be around Rs. 3,000 around a year back but it has fallen drastically during the last one year. An AMD Sempron based system can be bought for around Rs. 13,500 while an Athlon X2 costs around Rs. 14,600. The Intel counterparts Dual Core and Core 2 Duo based systems costs around Rs. 15,500 and Rs. 18,500 respectively. Computers Hardware Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pradipta (not verified) access_time 07 Dec 2019 - 09:34 I wish to know the price of HP pavilion 6610 . Please send me the price . regards Pradipta seban (not verified) access_time 07 Dec 2019 - 09:34 intel core2Duo+dvd dual layer+17"tft+160gb hdd+Lan+Speaker System=? lean sigma (not verified) access_time 07 Dec 2019 - 09:34 very very attractive post. really awesome. what a meaningful efforts here.thanks for sharing all. Add new comment
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I want to buy a used computer. But i am in chennai. How can i buy?
Please mail to me. Thanks in advance.


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The easiest way to get hold of a used computer is from your friends. If any of your friends are planning to buy new PCs then you can get hold of their old computer. Both of you will get a good bargain out of the deal as you are taking the middleman out of the deal. If you can't find anybody who is planning to upgrade then your best bet would be your local computer store or craigslist. Had you been in Trivandrum we could have arranged a used PC for you :)