How the Global Pandemic Is Transforming the Way We Think About Refurbished Laptops, Computers and Technology

Refurbished technology

In 2020, the globe witnessed a huge historic shift in the job market due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As we gradually move into 2021, the need is still very high for laptops and computers due to circumstances such as home schooling and businesses still working remotely. At Itzoo, we have seen a shift in many peoples perceptions towards buying refurbished technology. Many individuals before the pandemic would never have considered buying a refurbished laptop for a number of reasons. Many expect a high level of risk when buying refurbished technology, however as we trade as a Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher (MAR), the risk is reduced for end consumers. As a Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher, we provide professionally refurbished PCs and laptop solutions which can be trusted due to stringent refurb processes carried out at our facilities. This also means that all refurbished technology which we supply will have the latest Windows 10 uploaded onto the device – another positive of buying from a MAR accredited refurbisher.



Itzoo are a microsoft authorised refurbisher

Refurbished Laptops for Home Schooling

At Itzoo, we not only offer refurbished laptops, second hand PCs and renewed workstations to individual end users, but we also help cater to schools. With many schools finding their pupils in a shortage of laptops with limited budgets, many have contacted us to help supply refurbished technology to pupils – many wanting well-known and reliable brands such as Dell, Lenovo and HP as these brands are known for their quality and performance. Itzoo have helped supply numerous schools in this current pandemic and continue to do so. A report by the education standards body, Ofsted, says many children have slipped back since the first lockdown. A lack of resources, enabling children to learn at home, has been one factor. The government has supplied laptops to schools in England but has struggled to deliver the amount originally promised to many schools this term. Itzoo have supplied schools with items such as refurbished Lenovo laptops, refurbished HP computers, refurbished Dell monitors, and much more to help cater towards this requirement.


Refurbished Laptops and PCs for Businesses

At Itzoo, we have also seen a sharp increase in the number of refurbished computers and refurbished monitors needed due to many businesses requiring technology to enable staff to work comfortably from home. Additional to this, Forbes reports “by 2025, an estimated 70% of the workforce will be working remotely at least five days a month. While 2020 may be considered the year of remote work, it is just the beginning as we see the trend continuing in 2021.” This is therefore driving the need for refurbished technology for companies across the world.

One of the UK’s most successful tech entrepreneurs is calling on businesses to step into the breach to recycle obsolete laptops and tablets to bridge the gap. The “Out of the Office: How the world adapted to working remotely in 2020” report compiled responses from 200 professionals. “The impact of COVID-19 may have accelerated the adoption of remote work for many businesses, but trends towards connectivity and increasingly digital work laid the groundwork for businesses to succeed at pivoting so quickly,” said Sid Sijbrandij, CEO and co-founder of GitLab.


Where Do Refurbished Laptops and PCs Come From at Itzoo?

Itzoo is the online trading name of CSI Lifecycle Services UK Ltd - one of Europe's largest suppliers of refurbished laptops and refurbished computers. With over 25 years of experience we have become known as one of the primary sources of refurbished laptops and refurbished computers both in the UK and throughout the world. Our parent company CSI Leasing operates in over 30 countries world wide. For many years we supplied the trade with refurbished laptops and refurbished computers and now through Itzoo we aim to offer the same professionally refurbished laptops and refurbished computers to end users. All stock listed on Itzoo are all our units from off-lease corporate stock as we are a part of a global I.T. Leasing company with over 25 years’ experience so we understand the full life history of our stock.


Why Not Try a Refurbished Laptop or PC for yourself?

If you’re trying to squeeze the most value out of every pound spent of your next laptop or computer purchase, then we would highly recommend buying a refurbished unit. You may not always get the latest model of laptop or PC, but you will get a unit which has been professionally refurbished to work as ‘new’. We grade our items based on the ‘cosmetic’ look of the item but all items are tested to work as expected. All A and B graded items also come with a 12 month warranty so you can have piece of mind before committing to a purchase with us.


If you are looking for a refurbished PC which takes up little space in the home office/ home schooling environment, then we would highly recommend an Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF) PC such as the following Refurbished Lenovo M910Q USFF PC. You also have the choice on all of our PCs to upgrade the storage!

 Refurbished Lenovo PC from Itzoo

Refurbished Lenovo M910Q USFF PC from Itzoo

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However if you budget is a little tighter, we would recommend a Small Form Factor (SFF) PC (still a small unit so will not take up much space!). With an i5 Intel processor, this machine is a powerful little unit at £79.99. We also offer upgrades on all of our refurbished laptops and PCs to Windows 10 Pro which many business users require.

Refurbished Dell PC from Itzoo

Refurbished Dell OptiPlex 790 SFF PC from Itzoo

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If it is a laptop which you are looking for then we would highly recommend a Lenovo P50 for business users as these are extremely powerful with great graphics. We have a high turnover of these particular laptops so please get in contact with us if you would like to know our stocks. Click here to view our full range of Lenovo laptops.


We are currently offering customers 10% off our range of refurbished Lenovo X270 laptops. This offer ends on Sunday 21st February 2021. Don’t forget to input code LENOVOX270-BLOG at checkout!

Refurbished Lenovo X270 laptop

Refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad X270 laptop from Itzoo

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Perhaps you are searching for a super portable laptop? In this case we would definitely recommend the refurbished Lenovo Yoga!

 Refurbished Lenovo Yoga from Itzoo

Refurbished Lenovo Yoga 370 Convertible Tablet PC from Itzoo

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 Refurbished Apple iMac

Did you know that we also sell refurbished Apple hardware, including iPads and iMacs?

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ITZOO are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of quality refurbished laptops, computers, servers monitors, computer parts, laptop parts and much more. For additional information, prices and product specifications visit our website or email - INFO@ITZOO.CO.UK!




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