Giving someone a used item for a gift may sometimes be needed, especially if your budget is a big deciding factor in the matter. This is true for those thinking of giving someone computers. We all know that computers cost a lot these days. Since this is the case, then it might be good to rethink first if your gift's recipient will appreciate the gesture of giving something that has been used previously.
The most perfect recipients for refurbished computers as gifts would be young kids or senior citizens who are still going to learn their way through its functions and complexities. Computers, much like cars, enable the user to discover many things. Anyone can profess to do without it but this person will always have this nagging feeling in him that he is missing out on something. Computers open up an entirely new world, what with the many ways you can utilize the Internet. Kids, as well as those of the older age group, should all be given the opportunity to access computers as early as possible as this machine has become a standard everywhere, including at schools and work places.
So what should you consider when thinking of giving refurbished computers as gifts? Of course, the machine has to be in fairly good condition. This is so it can accommodate newer versions of the recipient's choice of operating system, accompanying software applications and also hardware peripherals. Since these machines underwent some upgrades, then it might be smart to get one that has been added with more Random Access Memory (RAM) and processor speed. These two are very important as they will ultimately dictate how the refurbished computer will function. If they have not been added these features will more likely end up having too little of a computing power once add-ons, say the basic computer speaker set up, are hooked up to the machine.
Another thing that may need upgrading is the computer's monitor. Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) computer monitors are moderately priced nowadays. Aside from the fact that the images will greatly be enhanced on LCD monitors, they are also very energy-efficient that they do not consume as much energy like that of the usual computer monitor that still has Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) in them.
Of course, make sure that the refurbished computer is presentable before you give it as a gift. Make sure that you clean all of the external parts first before you have them wrapped in the box. You can make use of a clean microfiber cloth moistened with isopropyl alcohol to be sure that none of the parts get damaged when you clean away the dirt and grime.