Working from home essentials: ITZOO have you covered

Need a laptop for home working?

Are you working from home and don’t know where to start with laptops and computers? Is your old laptop not up to scratch? Have you never owned a laptop and don’t know where to start? Whatever your questions are, ITZOO are here to help. Follow our advice to find the best laptops and desktops for getting work done effectively at home.

With the government announcing this week to ‘work from home if you can’ to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the UK, there’s never been a better time to buy a refurbished laptop or PC and other work from home essentials. If you're bargain hunting for work from home essentials, you've come to the right place. Whether you're building the perfect home office or refreshing your existing setup, loading up on work from home essentials doesn’t have to put a strain on your wallet. Take a read of our blog article to find the best refurbished essentials for you.

Refurbished Laptops

HP Elitebook 1040 G3Refurbished HP Elitebook 1040 G3 from ITZOO

  • Brand & Model: HP Elitebook 1040 G3
  • Processor: Intel i5-6300U Core i5 2.4GHz
  • Screen: 14" 2560 x 1440
  • Graphics: Intel HD 520
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
  • Wireless: Yes                    
  • Webcam: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes                    
  • Fingerprint Reader: No
  • Ports: 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Combo, 1 SmartCard
  • Warranty: 12 Months

Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Refurbished Lenovo X240 from ITZOO

  • Brand & Model: Lenovo Thinkpad X240
  • Processor: Intel i5 i5-4300U 1.9GHz 
  • Screen: 12.5" HD          
  • Graphics: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64 Bit & C.O.A
  • Wireless: Yes                    
  • Webcam: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes                 
  • Fingerprint Reader: No
  • Ports: 2 USB 3.0 , 1 VGA, 1 Mini Display Port, 1 RJ45 Ethernet, 1 Docking Station Port, Headphone/ Microphone Combo Jack
  • Warranty: 12 Months

View our shop for various options for grading, storage, memory, keyboard options and more.

Click here to view our full range of refurbished laptops.


Refurbished Computers

Dell OptiPlex 3050 SFF PC:

Refurbished Dell Optiplex from ITZOO

  • Brand & Model: Dell Optiplex 3050 SFF PC
  • Processor: Intel I5 6500 3.2GHZ              
  • Optical Drive: DVD-R
  • Graphics: INTEL HD 530
  • Input Device: N/A
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64 Bit 
  • Wireless: N/A                
  • Bluetooth: N/A                    
  • Ports: 4 X USB 3.0 (2 Front / 2 Rear), 4 X USB 2.0 (2 Front / 2 Rear), 1 x   RJ-45 Network Port, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Display Port, 1 x Universal Audio Jack
  • Warranty: 12 Months 

HP Prodesk 600 G3440 Midtower PC:

Refurbished HP Prodesk PC from ITZOO

  • Brand & Model: HP Prodesk 600 (G1) Midtower
  • Processor:  Intel G3440 Pentium 3.3GHz CPU              
  • Optical Drive: DVD-R
  • Graphics: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64 Bit & Libre Office
  • Wireless: No                   
  • Bluetooth: No                    
  • Warranty: 12 Months 

Click here to view our full range of refurbished PC’s.


 Need additional add-ons such as a Wi-Fi adapter or a keyboard/ mouse for your PC? Get in touch today!

Did you know ITZOO are a Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher?

ITZOO are a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher which means we have years of experience professionally refurbishing computers and laptops using data security and environmental and sustainability best practices and compliance methods.

Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers provide a complete PC solution at a great value for businesses or homes. A professionally refurbished PC or Laptop with Windows and Windows Live helps provide more reliability and responsiveness. Read here for more information.


Not Sure Whether you Need Windows 10 Home or Want to Upgrade to Pro?

Windows 10 is the most advanced and secure Windows operating system to date with its universal, customised apps, features, and advanced security options for desktops, laptops, and tablets. New editions and automatic updates for your favourite apps and features make it easy to be more efficient and relax knowing your device is secure. In short, Windows 10 is a game changer.

If you’re planning to upgrade to Windows 10 (which comes with all of our laptops and PC’s!), you might be wondering which edition is right for you. The answer depends on your goals. Do you need just the basics for everyday use? Or are you looking for something more robust? While the editions might seem similar, there are distinct differences.

 All laptops come with Windows 10 from ITZOO


When upgrading to a new Windows 10 edition, Microsoft advise that there are several things you should ask yourself, such as:

  • Are you going to use your device primarily for entertainment and common tasks?
  • Are productivity features like Sticky Notes and Microsoft Office important?
  • Will you use your device for business?
  • What security features do you need?

Here we explore some common scenarios to help you choose the best Windows 10 edition for your needs.


Windows 10 Home: The everyday user

If you use your device for tasks like browsing the internet, paying bills, checking email, or streaming, Windows 10 Home might be right for you.


Home edition includes all the familiar tools, such as Microsoft Edge, Mail, Cortana personal assistant, the familiar Windows Start Menu, digital pen and touch, and the ability to download non-Microsoft Store apps.

If you want to use Microsoft Store for Business, which allows a business to find, manage, and distribute apps to multiple devices, try Windows 10 Pro.


Windows 10 Home includes built-in security with Windows Hello that lets you sign in to your device using facial recognition or your fingerprint. It also includes Windows Security Centre, which protects your device and automatically scans for viruses. That way, you can keep your device updated to ensure it's always protected from threats.

If you’re looking for business features such as Windows Update for Business, BitLocker device Encryption, or Enterprise Data Protection, try Windows 10 Pro.

Windows 10 Pro: The small business owner

Windows 10 Pro is ideal for small business owners or people who need enhanced security and functionality. It’s a good choice for small- to medium- sized businesses with little or no technical support who want to protect their data and have remote access and control of devices.

Consider whether you need the following features, such as:

  • Cloud security support
  • Enhanced productivity features and apps
  • Remote access to a device
  • Extra data control protection
  • Ability to connect to a corporate or school network

If you do, Windows 10 Pro might be the best choice for you. Windows 10 Pro offers enhanced security protection and device management for companies with limited or no IT department. Let’s explore some of the features.

Take a read of an article published by Microsoft for further advice on choosing the right Windows 10 for you:

Want more advice on our range of products? Get in touch today! Email and a member of the team will get in touch.


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