Does refurbished computers have warranty and how long is it?
Refurbished computer have warranty period and it depends on who is the seller. Most of the time the warranty period is between 90 days and one year.
The best option is to get the warranty from the manufacturer (Dell, Apple, Lenovo, etc.) and not the seller. It is much safer and usually has a longer time frame.
The length of the warranty period depends on the age of the device, the refurbish category and the seller. Current generation models sold on official sites tend to get the original warranty, while older ones have shorter period or 90-day return policy.
The number one rule is: read the warranty! If it’s not clear – ask the seller.
Warranty periods by seller
|Apple||1 year limited; 14 day return|
|Dell Outlet||1 year standard|
|Dell Refurbished||100 days|
|Lenovo||1 year standard|
|Acer||1 year (new open box); other – 90 days;|
|HP||1 year limited|
|Amazon||90 days return policy|
|Best Buy||Mac – 90 days; Other 12 – 18 months|
|Microsoft||1 year limited|
|Newegg||90 days limited; 30 days (third party sellers)|