Laptops are great, that’s a given. Fast, compact, incredibly useful. Only problem ‘ Price. Beautiful all singing all dancing Laptops with the latest technology are introduced to the market everyday and these new laptops come with a big price tag. That’s great if you’ve got loads of money or work in a job where your employer has to buy it for you. But if not and if you can’t afford the c prices is there any way you can get yourself a powerful laptop on the cheap. In this article I have some tips for you on how to get a cheap yet powerful laptop.


With mobile wireless internet everywhere laptops have come of age. The days of them being pricey lumpy mobile word processors and a salesperson’s PowerPoint presentation box are gone forever. You can do all the stuff you do on your big desktop PC pretty much anytime anywhere. Add this to the fact that they are faster and more reliable that desktop PCs, can be hooked up to large screens, full size keyboards and USB hubs then they become a very real desktop replacement as well as mobile powerhouses.

**So how do you go about getting a power user level Laptop at half price?**

1) Buy slightly older technology

Rapid advance in technology makes it meaningless to buy the latest technology at a high price unless you’ve got more money than sense. For example, when laptops with wireless capability first came to the market they cost upto US$2500. Now just about all laptops have this.


2) Buy used or refurbished laptop

The depreciation of a laptop value is so high, that after one year in the market, a laptop can easily lose half its value. So last years top of the range power gamer laptop is now half the price. And despite technology changes 1 year is not very long even so and that 1 year old is a serious powerhouse.

So if you’re looking for a cheap laptop, look for one which is close to one year old. The main area to take care on is condition. By their nature laptops can get knocked about.

**But where to find this type of Laptop in best condition?**