Dell XPS 2 in 1 Laptop

The new Dell XPS laptops come in a convertible 2 in 1 model and a standard laptop model.  In this article we will discuss in detail: the 2 in 1 model

                The new Dell XPS 2 in 1 (laptop + tablet) is another contender for one of the best Ultrabook’s on the mainstream market today.  The new Dell XPS’s look has not changed much over the past few years, but the build quality and unique; yet, subtle details makes it hard to overlook.  It has an aluminum outer shell and a soft touch carbon fiber palm rest that is very pleasing to the touch.  It comes in 2 sizes: a 13-inch model and a 15-inch model.  Both models are very lightweight and thin; with the 13-inch model weighing a little under 2.7 pounds and the 15-inch model weighting a little under 4.4 pounds.  The 13-inch models are packed with Intel’s 7th Generation Y-series processor chips that “utilizes a power efficient microarchitecture designed for performance and mobility” (Intel).  So, in the 13-inch, you have the option of a Y-series i5 processor or a Y-series i7 processor; while the 15-inch models have the latest 8th generation processors with the option of an i5 or an i7 processor.  The 13-inch model has an integrated Intel Graphics card while the 15th inch comes with a Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics Card for better quality gaming.  They both have high quality InfinityEdge touch displays that are very pleasing to the eye and Dell did a great job of making the displays truly feel edge-to-edge.  Let’s go into more detail about the Dell XPS’s features and why It’s still one of the top contenders of 2 in 1 Ultrabook’s today. 

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  • Design

    • Design Overview – The Dell XPS laptops have thin and beautiful design has an aluminum construction that is strong and durable. The 13-inch model comes in two colors: A Silver Machined Aluminum and a Black Machined Aluminum.  The new 15-inch only comes in Silver. 
  • Dimensions 

– 15-inch model – Height: 0.36-0.63″ (9-16mm), Width: 13.9″ (354mm), Depth: 9.2″ (235mm)

– 13-inch model – Height: 0.32″-0.54″ (8-13.7mm), Width: 11.98″ (304mm), Depth: 7.81″ (199mm)
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  • Display – There are a few display options to choose from depending on which model you choose. 

– 15-Inch model has the following options

– 6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective Touch Display

– 6″ 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective Touch Display

– 13-Inch model has the following options

– 3” FHD (1920 x 1080) InfinityEdge touch display, Silver machined aluminum

– 3” QHD+ (3200 x 1800) InfinityEdge touch display, Silver machined aluminum

(The Dell XPS has been praised tremendously for its high definition display quality)

  • Battery and Charging

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  • Battery – According to Dell the battery can last up to 15 hours for both models depending on which display option you choose. According to our tests, the 13-inch and 15-inch models lives up to Dells expectations.  The 15-inch with the 4K display however brought down the average battery life tremendously; from about 15 hours to 9 hours.  Also; the 13-inch model has the Y-Series processors that promotes battery efficiency.  Dell Advertises the battery to hold a strong and normal charge for around 18-24 months. 
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  • Charging – The 15-inch mode has a 6-Cell 75WHr Integrated Battery and the 13-inch model has Primary 4-Cell (46Whr) battery. 
  • Ports – the Dell XPS 2-in-1 comes with
      • 15-inch model – 2 Thunderbolt™ 3 with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort (4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3), 2 USB-C 3.1 with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort, 1 Headset jack
      • 13-inch model – 1 Thunderbolt™ 3 (4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3) with PowerShare & DC-In, 1 USB-C 3.1 with PowerShare, DC-In & DisplayPort, 1 MicroSD Card Reader, 1 Headset jack, 1 Noble Lock Slot

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  • Sound – The XPS comes with Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro. Like most of the new premium 2-in-1 Ultrabooks the sound quality is clear but lacks bass and they aren’t very loud.

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  • Keyboard – The 13-inch models keyboard has had relatively positive reviews. The keystrokes feel nice and deep while maintaining a smooth experience similar to the standard 13-inch model.  The 15-inch model on the other has received mix reviews.  The keystrokes for the 15-inch model are only .7mm deep, giving a somewhat awkward feeling of typing on a flat surface.  Dell has engineered a magnetic levitation system called “Mag-Lev” to provide tactile resistance to counteract the keys depth problem.  Once you get used to the keyboard, its functions are smooth but still not nearly as smooth as typing on the 13-inch models.
  • Touchpad – Compared to other new Ultrabook’s on the marker the Dell XPS’s touchpad feels outdated, but it gets the job done and has a nice feel to it.

Computing

  • CPU – The Dell XPS has a few CPU options depending on what model you choose.
      • 13-inch model – Uses a 7th Generation Y-Series Processor which “utilizes a power efficient microarchitecture, advances process technology, and silicon optimizations to deliver faster performance than previous generations processors. The Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, boosts performance precisely when it is needed, and saving energy when it counts” (Intel).
        • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54 Processor (4M cache, up to 3.2 GHz)
        • 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7Y75 Processor (4M cache, up to 3.6 GHz)
      • 15-Inch model – Uses Intel’s newer 8th Generation Processors
        • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8305G Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.8 GHz)
        • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8705G Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.1 GHz)
  • Graphics – The 13-inch has an integrated Intel HD Graphics card, so unless you plan on adding an external GPU; don’t even think about doing any hardcore gaming. That along with its Y-Series Processor limitations ultimately should send any real gamer away.  The 15-inch model on the other hand comes with a Radeon RX Vega M GL Graphics Card which is impressive for a laptop that doesn’t have a discrete graphics card and is comparable to other laptop models with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050.

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  • RAM – Has a MAX of 16GB DDR4-2400MHz Integrated memory on both models.

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Storage and peripherals 

  • Solid State Drive – Has a few standard SSD options depending on which model you choose.

– 15-inch model

– 256GB M.2 2280 PCIe Solid State Drive

– 512GB M.2 2280 PCIe Solid State Drive

– 1TB M.2 2280 PCIe Solid State Drive

– 13-inch model

– 256GB PCIe Solid State Drive

– 512GB PCIe Solid State Drive

– 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive

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  • Wireless

– 15-inch model has a Killer 1435 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth card.

– 13-inch model has an Intel 8265 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth.

 

  • Security – You have the option of getting a fingerprint reader that is built into the power button.

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  • Webcam – Because of the InfinityEdge Display the locations of the XPS’s webcam is awkwardly placed at the bottom of display assembly. Some say it’s a worthy trade in for the beautiful display, but it ultimately depends on your personal preference. 

From the power the Dell XPS produces, to the keen attention to detail that Dell has put on the look and feel of the laptop; it’s no wonder the Dell XPS still stands as one of the top contenders for Ultrabooks out today.

What to Do with a Broken Laptop Motherboard?

Repair VS New Laptop 

The laptops are very important part of people’s life. You cannot find a machine to work forever and ever. So, if your laptop is broken, the first thing that comes to your mind is repairing it. Do you know that your laptop parts can live more than one life? Whether they continue a life as spare part or become the subject of a DIY tech project, you can get a lot of extra value out of your old hardware. And at the very least you can give a broken laptop to a recycling facility that will recover valuable materials like gold, copper, aluminum, and many more that every laptop surely contains. Do you want to know what to do with a broken motherboard? Before, it will be useful to see which parts you can easily extract on your own and re-use in one way or the other?

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Take Laptop to Pieces

Laptops consist of a standard set of parts, which every manufacturer composes in a unique way. That is why it is almost impossible to give general advice on how to remove specific parts. And it’s often pointless to stock up on old parts for future use, as they won’t fit into newer laptop models. Of course, you can find a video about the valuables hidden inside a laptop and how to access them. The idea is simple, but the procedure isn’t. Before you get the answer for what to do with a broken motherboard you should take it out of your machine. The process isn’t difficult, but it is extremely tedious. There’s a lot of stuff stacked on top of the motherboard. Be careful to get them all out.

That means:

  • Peel off the panel covering the machine’s power buttons
  • Unscrew, unplug and remove the keyboard
  • Disconnect the laptop’s screen and WiFi antennas
  • Take out the screen anchors
  • Remove the entire screen, the WiFi radios, the hard drive, the CD drive, and the RAM
  • Crack open the chassis
  • Uninstall a PCI-Express card reader and a freaking modem of all things
  • Peel off cooling fans and heat-sinks
  • Carefully remove the CPU
  • Laptop Motherboard Repair

One of the worst things that can happen to your laptop is the motherboard failure often resulting into laptop motherboard repair. If the motherboard is damaged and it is impossible to repair it you would definitely need to consider buying a new laptop. This is of course necessary as the motherboard of a laptop is very expensive and not covered by a warranty, so the better option would be to buy a new laptop. Who can tell you what to do with a broken laptop motherboard? Of course you should ask for the professional advice of special laptop service company if you are zero in laptop repairing. Experienced technician can check the laptop condition and name the price for reparation. Then decide to repair it on your own, professionally or buy a new machine. But before you reach to the conclusion, thoroughly assess the motherboard damage. For you need to decide between two options laptop motherboard repair vs a new laptop. Your laptop can talk, don’t you know about it?

Signs of motherboard failure:

  • You have switched on the computer being indicated by the lighted fan also starts to spin. But there is complete black- out on the computer screen with the hard drive not working within 10- 15 sec.
  • The initial start up functions appear like indicative light, fan and hard drive sound, but disappears after a while i.e. 5 or less minutes.
  • A high pitched sound comes from the laptop when you press ON button.
  • When you have switched on the computer nothing happens.
  • Motherboard Failure: WHY?

There are many reasons why a laptop’s motherboard would fail. There are typical situations that cause the motherboard breakage. But some common and often unlooked corners include:

  • Electric and voltage fluctuations
  • Dust particles, smoke, laptops age
  • Fan failure often causing overheating issues
  • Crash or physical damage

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Even the signs of motherboard failure mentioned above needs to be looked into, there are some exceptions to be looked when checking for laptop motherboard damage and they include:

The black screen could be an indication of a possible backlight problem. In-between the hinges there is a button which acts as an on/off switch for the laptop’s backlight. This buttons automatically get switched off when the lid is closed. However, sometimes it gets stuck. Therefore first pull the laptop’s lid back and forth, if it is still the same then take a pin, find the switch and gently tap it. If even this doesn’t work, possible you need a laptop motherboard repair.

If your laptops get switched on for a few seconds and then dies out, it could be due to battery being exhausted. Let’s try the following: first connect it to the power outlet and then switch it on. Also check for connection cables, if it is still not works there could be two reasons. First your adapter might have been damaged, get it checked. If that’s not the case then the possible failure could indicate a laptop motherboard repair. At last, resetting the RAM and CMOS or updating the BIOS could save you from motherboard laptop repair.

There is a good advice: if you’re not the expert in laptop hardware, but you know your motherboard has failed or still have doubts about it, try to go for a professional Motherboard Laptop Repair or other service company. There is an important detail, if the laptop model is out of date and you cannot find a new component for replacement now, you should think of trading your technic by parts. It helps to save as much money as you can to buy something new. If your laptop motherboard can be repaired quickly and cheap (if it happens) you can try, but keep in mind that repaired detail is not new detail. It wouldn’t serve you for ages. So, you may start to save money for a new machine from now!

Top 7 Best Places to Get Cash for Laptops Online

Nearly everyone in the modern world has access to computers, laptops and other consumer electronic devices. You likely have to replace your home PC or laptop every couple of years or so. Phones, tablets and gaming devices also wear out or need to be upgraded. What do you do with your old PC when you replace it with a new one? Oh, don’t take them to the junk yard! This is not a good idea! Instead, just think of recycling your used laptop or trade it if it is still in a working condition.

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You Can Recycle Laptop Computers and Make Money

If you drop your old PC off at the local junk yard, you won’t get any money for it. Moreover, it is dangerous for the environment. Instead, you can trade your broken laptop or desktop computer for recycling and get minimum money.

You Can Trade Laptop Computers and Make Money

You can trade your old device and make more money of it. Here are TOP web platforms to trade used electronics. So, the best known places to get cash for laptops and desktops are:

Amazon

Using Amazon’s tools is not difficult, that means nothing special. Identify the product you wish to send in, and describing its condition, you’ll be given a value. Once you ship the item (Amazon covers shipping) Amazon will ensure the item matches your original description. If everything is ok, Amazon account is credited with an Amazon Gift card for that amount. Surprisingly well is that fact that Amazon gives you more money for your device if it is better that you’ve described before. Your gift card is usually available within two business days after Amazon receives the items.

Best Buy

Getting a quote for laptop is not a problem today. You pick the category, manufacturer, laptop model and real condition. Once you’ve filled out the questionnaire, you got the price for the item, estimated by special tool. If you accept it, you’ll be awarded with the Best Buy gift card. You can either ship the item to Best Buy using a prepaid label, or find a local store that accepts in-store trade-ins. The minus you can find here like on Amazon, you cannot get cash, but special gift card. But, the turnaround time of getting your gift card is longer than Amazon, 10 business days after receiving and reviewing your items. The Amazon take 2 days for the same procedure.

SellLaptopBack

One more of the best known places to get cash for laptops and desktops is SellLaptopBack.com. Unlike the Best Buy or Amazon services, SellLaptopBack lets you choose from a check, PayPal deposit or Target gift card for your items. Great! You have a choice! You may use two options to send your item: ship the items to SellLaptopBack (it pays) or you go to your local Target store to trade them in and get a Target gift card. If you choose to ship your items in, it can take 10 business days after the initial inspection for SellLaptopBack to initiate your payment. Of course, you need more days to get payment.

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Gazelle is mostly focused on electronics. Like the other services, you provide a description of the devices and it gives you the price. You may kindly choose from an Amazon gift card, PayPal payment or a check. You can expect payment within a week after receiving your item.

eBay

eBay Instant Sale is a quick way to sell your old devices, even they are broken. You have to answer some questions about the condition of your used device to receive an offer. eBay will pay for the item to be shipped in and then evaluate it once it has been received. If your item is as you’ve described it before, you can expect a deposit into your PayPal account for the quoted amount within five business days.

Facebook Marketplace

Facebook Marketplace is a favorable platform to trade since 2016. This helps to buy and sell everything from in Facebook Groups. More than 450 million people use groups on Facebook for buying or selling every month, according to the social network. The idea is good! It is enable to do commerce between individuals within the same local communities, while removing some of the uncertainty of sites such as Craigslist. After all, if you can see a seller or buyer profile on Facebook, you’re more likely to be comfortable doing business with that person. What about the payments? Payments are made through Facebook or any other method sellers and buyers agree on. So, no more gift cards, no more bare proposals, just cash!

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Nevertheless, the service isn’t perfect. Marketplace is currently a part of the Facebook smartphone app. It’s also only available in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. You can’t rate buyers or sellers, and it doesn’t work with Pages, only personal accounts.

Swappa

One more interesting trade platform! Swappa is worth seeing if you want to sell a used mobile device or laptop. Sellers pay no fees, though they do have to pay all applicable PayPal fees if a device sells. Sellers also need to roll shipping costs into the asking price. It’s like a fair trade! Buyers pay Swappa a fee based on the sale price, and those fees range from $5 to $30. There is nothing difficult to create a new listing on Swappa. Just write a headline and description, and then answer a few questions, as usual, set a price you want. You can find out the price before or consider on what Swappa suggests. Swappa lets you sell a variety of mobile devices, including smart watches and VR headsets, as well as smartphones, tablets, Mac laptops. It was difficult to sell Windows laptops here, but will wait for some changes in future.

Thus, your trade skills are not good! What do you do with your devices? Try to sell them all for lower but still attractive price online to one of proper services and sleep well!

Laptop VS Desktop Gaming

Pick the Winner: Laptop VS Desktop Gaming Battle

Gaming laptops have come a long way, but can they really replace desktop smartness?

laptop VS desktop gamingThe most of PC gamers think of the dilemma: laptop VS desktop gaming. Every small detail is measured. The sector of desktop and laptop computers is wide. They all have benefits and minuses. The gap between desktop and mobile GPU performance is narrowing at a high speed. The laptop advantages are obvious. Their power becomes bigger day by day. So, can a desktop-replacement laptop now truly live up to its name? There’s only one way to find out. Let’s make a battle!

The Difference

The point is: your laptop will never be as powerful as a cost-equivalent desktop. The reason of it is its size. Definitely, desktop has more space to improve it with powerful components. The components have enough space to breathe. Laptops are considered to be the portative helpers. They also can be powerful, but you cannot place GTX 980M inside of your portative machine. Let’s compare.

GPU

Of course, the gaming laptop GPUs becomes powerful. But they will always be slower than their desktop counterparts. You can always cram more power into larger components; it’s simple physics. But gaming laptop GPUs are narrowing the divide, and this has been the case with every passing generation of mobile GPUs.

Desktop wins the battle.

CPU

Laptop VS desktop gaming means nothing without CPU comparison. Just about all the high-end gaming laptops that arrive in our Lab come with quad-core i7 CPUs, but in all honesty, they hold a rinky-dink candle to their desktop counterparts. Comparing high-end mobile quadcore to high-end desktop quad-core, we take a delta of 40–50 percent. And that’s not to mention the six- and eight-core CPUs desktops can offer. But arguably the biggest win for the desktop column here is the modularity factor.

Desktop wins the battle.

Sound

It’s difficult to compare in this point. It was time when the laptop speakers were weaker in sound. But these days, they have an opportunity of harshest audiophiles. The most high-end gaming laptops now offer plenty of volume firepower. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to get good audio from a gaming notebook. For example, Lenovo’s Y500 gaming series, which retail around $1,000, offer great sounding speakers licensed by JBL.

This should be an easy win for gaming laptops. But the sound goes both ways, and fan noise is a major factor. A good laptop like the Asus ROG G751 will run near silent under load, but something that’s too powerful for its britches, such as the AVADirect Clevo W230ST, can sound annoyingly loud. The desktop sound is considered to be more powerful and strong, again, because of size. You should use acoustic system to check the sound. And you have a chance to make the cinema sound at home!

RAM

Laptops aren’t known to be modular, but most of them allow you to swap out RAM. In fact, some will even let you plop in up to 32GB, which is more than enough for gaming and everyday tasks. Of course, desktop also offers wide opportunities for RAM correction. In terms of pricing, both are pretty competitive, with the cost about $10 per gig of DDR3 on either platform. What is more, the portative RAM slots are available for both, desktops and laptop machines. If we had to give one platform the nod, it would have to go to the desktop. Some gaming laptops, most notably the really thin ones, make it difficult to access the RAM slots.

Buying laptop for gaming, you should check the RAM opportunities first. Typically, the only way to broader RAM characteristics for a laptop is unscrew the notebook’s base, which usually voids the warranty. So, desktop computers are more attractive to vary its basic characteristics.

Desktop wins the battle.

Keyboard

You love mechanical keyboards, which have been a legend of gaming desktops for years, so you’re probably thinking this is an easy win for the desktop competitor, right? But while most gaming laptop keyboards merely get the job done, they are also “free.” In addition, you could always hook up a mechanical keyboard to your gaming laptop if you need to get your clickity-clackity fix. While you may scoff this off as awkward, it’s actually fairly common at big national LAN events. What is more, the decision is near here. You can always use portative keyboard and don’t think of it too much.

Laptop wins the battle.

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The topic of monitors is interesting. You can see a lot of UHD panels out there, and then there’s also the IPS versus TN facet to consider. Most gaming laptop monitors come in the 60Hz variety, unless they support stereoscopic 3D, but those have been rare birds since stereoscopic 3D glasses failed to take off. But even if you’ve got a crummy 1080p TN display, you could always plug a nice discrete monitor into the laptop. Like the keyboard category, free is better than not free, and you still get the discrete monitor. There is only one fact to consider. The laptop monitors are smaller than desktops’.

Laptop wins the battle.

Portability

Desktops may have the power and the modularity. You can check and add details, repair them and renew. Nevertheless, it cannot be as portable as your laptop. The desktops are still bigger and heavier than the fattest gaming laptops out there. Plus, you’ve got to lug around a monitor, keyboards, and cables galore. Thus, you have no desire to take your desktop to somewhere. It is better to take your laptop.

Laptop wins the battle.

The battle laptop VS desktop gaming is done. Laptop platform are also good for gaming as desktop platforms. The point is you can buy a good gaming desktop. You cannot buy a good gaming laptop for the same price. It will be more expensive! Nevertheless, such important qualities as size, weight, and noise, are slowly being ironed out.

In short, you should think good and buy both, a desktop and a gaming laptop.

Sell Broken Laptop

No Rules to Sell Broken Laptop, Just Follow the Guideline

If your laptop is broken, the things become worse. But don’t feel sorry, everything old can be new again. So, let’s focus on your laptop. If it is slow or virus-infested, you might be surprised at how much more life you can squeeze out of it. At last, you can sell broken laptop by parts and get some use.

Sell Broken LaptopBut first, assess you laptop condition

You really need to define what is broken and which parts are still working to trade with. What is the problem? The bum hard drive, a cracked screen or missing/broken keyboard keys can be easily repaired. It’s not difficult or expensive to replace a hard drive, but obviously it needs some money for reparation.

But if the hardware is still good, you’ve got lots of options. The most obvious one: reformat the hard drive and reinstall Windows. In fact, assuming the machine runs an older version of Windows, it might not even be wise from a security standpoint. The best variant is Windows 10. You have two available variants: to repair your broken gadget and sell it or sell your broken laptop for cheaper price.

Guide to sell laptops online:

First, it is important to say you shouldn’t sell your laptop right now. You don’t need to sell your laptop and get a new one every time the newest model comes out. Actually the opposite; you keep it in order and the gadget serves its purpose for you. If you use your laptop for work and need a newer, better, faster machine for more demanding software, it is time to think of selling it. Maybe your laptop is old and you really need a new computer to upgrade? Maybe your machine is broken and there is no sense to repair it. So, your job is finding the most convenient way to sell laptop online. You come closer to the subject of trading your laptop if you really need to.

Of course, if you want to get more money for your laptop, you must keep it in order. Cosmetic wear and other slight issues may help your laptop to look like a new. But it is not new! You should remember that for not to make the price higher.

A protective sleeve on a laptop is always a good idea, especially for the expensive models. It is a common problem of all used devices to have scratches and dents on their body.

Look at your computer from the customer’s perspective. What do you want to see? What programs, apps, condition? It doesn’t matter, whether your machine is broken or not, you need to do a full check of it to make the real competitive price. Trading your laptop on your own, from Craigslist, list it on eBay, you should pay much attention of laptop condition. If you want to sell broken laptop online to recycler, experienced managers can help you to check your gadget from head to foot.

Check your device before send it for trade:

Check the laptop display:

If it doesn’t have dead pixels and discolorations, it could have blemishes from moisture damage in case you often use it in the bathroom or kitchen. There is a good idea to wipe the screen down and check it for scratches and cracks that are difficult to see under the protective dirty layer.

Test all ports and connections:

Use special external devices to test USB ports and video ports. Also it is necessary to test WiFi and Bluetooth connections.

Check hard drive:

You can test your drive in Windows by using CrystalDiskInfo Portable. With older laptops, when you hear a noise from the hard drive bay, your hard drive is going bad. If your hard drive doesn’t work, you should find out whether it is the only one breakage your laptop has!

Test laptop memory:

You can download a free version of Memtest or use the Windows memory diagnostic tool to check laptop memory.

Test the battery life:

Make sure the power jack doesn’t lose connection when you move the laptop around.

Passwords:

Don’t forget to erase all passwords (BIOS, Windows, etc). Otherwise your laptop may become useless!

Condition:

Online sales help to save time and money. If your old but still working machine is good, you can try to sell it on eBay or trade to special online service. If it is broken, you can try to sell laptop by parts on eBay or trade to the same online service all together. The first variant gives you more money, the second variant gives a strong guarantee to be paid.

Include your charger:

Remember to include the charger to help the next person to use the laptop you sold or.

Clear your data:

Before you ship it off, wipe the hard drive if it works or do a full system reset so you don’t pass your private data to the next buyer.

Rules to Sell Broken LaptopWhy sell your laptop online?

As it was said before, broken laptops are good to sale to online companies that are always ready to buy broken laptop, working machine or recycle. You don’t need to worry about your private data getting into the wrong hands. If your hard drive is working, they clean your data permanently for free as this is a part of their service.

They test your laptop to name the price of it. You may agree or disagree. You don’t need to wait for long to determine what your laptop is worth. The shipping is usually free but it depends on the service you are dealing with. You get paid fast to get cash or e-money, as you want. It is better to discuss the way of payment beforehand. As a rule, you can find the information about all available payment methods from the website.

Sell your laptop today and give you a chance to show how wise customer you are. It is better to choose the easiest, fastest, and profitable ways to sell broken laptop online. Have you already chosen the service you like? Spread the word!

Selling Laptops

Buying & Selling Laptops Disadvantages

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How to Buy and Sell Secondhand Tech

Selling Laptops DisadvantagesWhy would you want to buy or sell used tech? Why?

New things are better than old ones. Sure, the newer iPad is thinner and has a camera. But if you are planning to use your iPad for functions such as reading documents, watching media, and keeping up with email away from a desktop, you’d better prefer buying something for little money. From the other hand, it can be helpful to have some extra funds to purchase newer item. Selling laptops and other tech that you don’t plan to use anymore, you can clear up space and get some money. It also can be better to get that device into someone’s hands, instead of a landfill.

Should You Buy Second-Hand Tech? Pros and Cons

New technics is expensive: the latest and powerful laptops cost thousands of dollars, cell phones can easily be upwards of $500, and a good printer could run you a few hundred bucks. Even software is expensive. Buying second-hand technics can be a good way out to get some money, but is it a good idea?

Let’s take a look at pros and cons of buying pre-owned laptops.

Pro: Cost

This is clearly the key factor in the decision process. Second-hand tech is significantly cheaper – a new laptop on Amazon will cost you about $400, while a used one can be had for $290 or cheaper. That’s just over a 25% drop in cost. Some laptops will sell for half of their original price (though Apple products have a notoriously high resale value). It’s not hard to imagine saving several thousand dollars over the course of a few years, depending on how much you buy. One way or another, you can easily sell your old laptop to buy new.

Con: No Warranties

Most manufacturers require proof of the original purchase of their equipment for you to make a warranty claim. Some companies will allow the transfer of a warranty to a second party, but it can be quite a hassle. When buying second-hand, take a close look at technical condition of the item that you’re buying to be sure that it looks as you expected for. Buying second-hand from the specialized company, you will get a limited warranty that mean that the laptop was checked and carefully tested. Selling laptops to special companies, you get your guarantee money. But selling laptops privately, you haven’t warranty of safety deal.

Pro: You Probably Don’t Need a New One

For the most of people, getting the latest and the most powerful technics isn’t a point of need. Thus, using your computer for sending emails, reading blogs, checking Facebook, and watching Netflix, you don’t need the newest powerful machine; the old but working laptop is just fine. The same goes for cameras and phones. And if you just use your iPhone 6 to play simple games and update Twitter, an iPhone 4 is probably going to serve you just as well.

Con: It’s Hard to Check Everything

You must be really careful before you buy or sell your phone, computer, camera, or other piece of tech, especially used tech. Every small detail must be checked carefully – the screen works, the buttons function fine, the case looks good, and so on. One way or another, it can be really hard to check and describe everything. The battery might be on its last legs. Important data could be corrupted. The device could be stolen. If you miss something big, you could be looking at buying a new device anyway.

Pro: Good for the Environment

Selling used laptops is good for environment. This is not a secret anymore. Think about the electronic waste – millions of phones, computers, cameras, printers, routers, modems, and other pieces of electronic equipment. They are thrown away every year, and each has the potential to release harmful chemicals into the environment. Buying a used device keeps it out of the dump for a while longer and doesn’t put a new device into circulation. Selling laptops, again, helps to get your used laptop into the circulation.

Con: Unknown Lifespan

When you buy a new device, you don’t know how long it will last, but you have some reasonable expectations and warranty papers. When you buy used, you don’t know what kind of wear and tear the device has gone through. It can live for several more years or a couple days. There’s just no way to know.

Selling LaptopsWill It Save Money Selling Laptop Online?

This, of course, is the easiest question. Unfortunately, the answer often depends on the specific circumstances surrounding what you’re buying or selling. Each of these processes has its own specific.

If your computer is not dropped or damaged, or it is relatively new, you can save much money. One way or another, saving several hundred to several thousand dollars over the course of a couple years can make a huge difference in your budget. And if you’re saving up for something big, making a couple second-hand purchases could save you enough money to make that big purchase. Of course, there’s always a slight risk when you’re buying used techs, but if you buy it with the minimum guarantee from the reliable online service, you can sleep tight. Your money is in safe. Selling used laptops, you save your money for buying a new gadget. That’s great! But never wait for long to sell it. Your technics becomes older every day. It becomes difficult to get good money for it.

Also, one final note: if buying a used item directly from its current owner is too risky, consider buying an item refurbished by a manufacturer or special and rather popular online service. They test each item to make sure that it’s in selling condition and offer limited warranties. You’ll pay more than if you buy used, but still quite a bit less than if you buy new. Have you ever bought used tech in the past? Have you ever sold something? hat was your experience? Would you recommend it to others?

Sell Used Laptop Newegg VS eBay VS Amazon

Sell Used Laptop Newegg VS eBay VS Amazon VS Your Variant

If you want to trade your old technic: electronics, computer components, house goods, and yard supplies online, you should review three main web platforms. You have to decide the best place to sell used laptop Newegg vs eBay vs Amazon. You should learn pros and cons for every website and come to your own decision. So, go ahead!

Sell Used Laptop Newegg VS eBay VS Amazon VS Your VariantAMAZON

Amazon is the most popular trade platform all over the world. Nevertheless, it is not the only one available marketplace you shop.

Pros

Amazon boasts the greatest reviews. You can often find out what products are better than others by reading the reviews. You can also learn what products are better to sell by reading reviews. If you are not sure about the price to put for your old laptop, just take the time to read the reviews and make your trade attractive. The customer photos are particularly useful as they often show the product in a non-perfect light. You must be smart to make the good pics of your gadget to sell it fast. Amazon’s Best Seller list is a good way to find out what is popular by category. These products tend to have the most reviews and pictures.

Cons

Amazon’s prices can be high. This is good for you as for seller but not good if you are going to buy something. The hefty fees for sellers (12-15%) so you can often find the same product on eBay for less (net total fees are as low as 8% for top eBay/PayPal sellers). Nevertheless, the most of things on Amazon have free shipping. It can happen that shipping also requires spending $35. Be careful, free shipping can be a trap for careless consumers. For example, looking for a WiFi adapter you may found one with good reviews for $14.88. Looking for the same product on eBay, you can found it for $12.95 free shipping (with no shipping minimum). 35$ is a shipping minimum on Amazon. Don’t fall into the spend more to get free shipping trap.

Different about Amazon

Sometimes, Amazon gives free products to customers for the sole purpose of gaining reviews. It’s like a present, you know. This is called the Amazon Vine Program. Actually, this is a great way to cultivate product reviews. What do you think about it? This is a good and helpful practice.

eBAY

eBay does pay much attention to reviews, but the prices are more attractive here. You can check it yourself!

Pros

What usually makes you to buy something or not? eBay has lower seller fees so you’ll often find lower prices. eBay has the traditional auction bidding system that allows you to bid on items if you want. They also have Best Offer that allows you to make an offer for a product. The item descriptions and pictures can be better on eBay as the sellers are responsible for it. Amazon products tend to be neglected as multiple sellers are selling under the same product page. eBay has Detailed Seller Ratings, that helps you to see just how well each seller is performed. If you are in the list, you have good chances to sell your old laptop quickly.

Looking for used products, eBay is the best place to buy from. Selling you laptop, you have an opportunity to provide much more details about your product than somewhere else. You can exchange comments and feedbacks. Speaking about broken technic, this is the biggest market to trade with used components.

Cons

eBay has very few product reviews. It’s like buying blind. Seller feedbacks are limited (80 characters or less), so you won’t get much details, especially for those goods that are outside the popularity ratings.

Different about eBay

You can spend your time browsing on Amazon or buying at eBay, whatever. It is always important to pay much attention to people you trade with. The information about how to spot eBay scammers and fraudulent sellers can be useful. Some people are scared to buy from eBay, but be sure you are protected by both eBay and PayPal. Everything depends on you and the right answers you have to get from your dealer.

Sell Used Laptop Newegg VS eBay VS AmazonNEWEGG

What do you know about Newegg? It is excellent for trading with used laptops, computer components and peripherals. You can find proper details for different types of technic here. If you want to sell, try right now but watch the prices.

Pros

Newegg’s product pages are good because they more detailed than Amazon’s or eBay’s. The pictures of goods are exceptional. You can pay attention to every small detail that is important. Nevertheless, try to make sure that the pictures have wealth and truthful information.

Long after a product has been discontinued, you can still find the original product page with details, pictures, and reviews. Buying open box or manufacturer refurbished parts on Newegg is safer and easier to do than with eBay or Amazon.

The Newegg’s search is much better than the search on Amazon and eBay. The filters and categories are clear and well-developed. It is not a secret that the half of your trade success depends on more reviews on Newegg than on Amazon. Newegg is not as well-developed as Amazon or eBay, but it gives additional buying options for components.

Cons

The site is mostly specialized in trading components than technic units. Outside of computer components and accessories, the prices and reviews tend to be not nearly as good.

Different about Newegg

There is no big difference between selling used laptop Newegg vs eBay vs Amazon, except for prices. Newegg competes very closely with them and often has a little lower price or better reviews. You can buy about 60% of computer components from Newegg, with the remaining 40% split between Amazon and eBay.

One way or another, you can do different way. If you are not a good and skilled trader, you can simply sell your old laptop to one of numerous online services for established price. Hunting for high prices don’t forget about the safety rules.

Why sell your laptop for cash?

Get Cash for Laptop: Make Old Technic to Bring Money to Your Pocket

You probably have one or many old laptops, collecting dust in your home. You know, you are not alone! There are many people try to find good solution where to use old gadgets in this case old used laptops. Is there good way out of the situation? Actually, there are many options to consider. Each of them helps to bring cash for laptop.

Sell Your Laptop

Believe it or not, there are many online services for old technics. How about trading from eBay, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace? You should know that these are the most popular platforms to take an unwanted computer off your hands. The result of your trade much depends on your efforts! Thus, using eBay you can sell an old broken MacBook Pro $100 or three-year-old iPad mini for $175, or iPhone for $200. You can find all proper instructions on the web page you use. Nevertheless, eBay takes a small cut of the sale price. Before you sell your  laptop to someone you don’t know, you should think of protecting your privacy. Clean the machine from your bank account info, personal images, or your browsing history.

Of course, there are many auction services that are ready to buy your machine for a fixed price. This is also a worthy variant to get cash for your laptop with a strong guarantee that you are mot failed.

Recycle Your Laptop

Recycling is very important procedure for every city, country. There are special services and organizations that will accept your old technic. You should check out the collection programs at BestBuy and Staples, too. Both are free. And Amazon will reward you with a gift card for items recovered through its trade-in program. You can find more if you want.

Donate Your Laptop

Do you know that used computer is a valuable tool? Don’t be surprised! It can be useful for a family that has no resources to buy one. If you don’t want to look for a family in need, there must be a foundation in your city that is helpful for donating.

It is hardly believe that there are kids who come home from school with homework that has to be done online and they don’t have computers at home! If the family doesn’t have a computer, they have to take the kid to the library every night. Even your 5- or 6-year-old computer can be a big help and valuable present for a family like this. You can give it a second life in a new home.

Upgrade Your Laptop

Finally, if you have a child or a friend in need of a computer, you may give your old technic with a clear conscience. Of course, if the computer is not very old, you can make it run faster with a couple of tweaks and continue using it. MacBooks are difficult to upgrade because their parts are usually soldered or glued into the body. They are expensive to buy and there is no profit to upgrade it. But models made by other manufacturers let you add more memory and replace an old hard drive with a quicker, more efficient solid state drive (SSD). Is not it a cool opportunity to get a powerful laptop for minimum costs? If that’s too costly, you can ask for help one of many service centers to find a good compromise for you.

A new SSD will give you the biggest performance boost, for example. It makes your computer run faster to access data without the moving parts required by a traditional hard drive and allows for quicker information retrieval. The memory is another important component that can be upgraded easily. But adding more memory (or RAM) can improve a computer’s performance as well, allowing you to multitask with greater speed.

Cash in Your Laptop

Whatever you choose, just selling your used laptop you can get cash from it. You trade must be as simple and quick as possible to get cash for laptop. You may use the online quote tool which is usually based on the condition of your laptop. Get a quote to sell your laptop today by selecting your brand from the list of laptop brands above. See, everything is easy!

What happens to your laptop?

It depends on the condition of the laptop you want to sell; when the service receives your product the experienced specialists always ensure all your data is wiped from your hard drive using MOD standards and licensed software. Laptops are then either resold to shops and traders as working items or sold to repair centers for repair or recycling.

Free Courier Collection

Don’t worry about trying to ship your laptop to the service center. The free courier is available. The delivery service is available 7 days a week.

What if Your Laptop is Damaged?

Don’t worry! You can easily sell your old laptop even if it is damaged. Remember that old technic is always worth money, even if your laptop’s seen better days. There is always a sense to sell it. Get a quote today for your laptop whether it has a smashed screen, faulty keyboard, or broken lid, no matter.

The advantages you are expecting for:

Obviously, you want to get the best price for your device!

You want to find honest prices.

You want to have great prices, with no hidden fees, no postage costs, no return charges!

You want to see No hidden charges.

You want to have postage and packaging completely free.

You want to get an easy fast cash payment.

You want to get cash for laptop within 24 hours.

It sounds great! It is not a problem to pick a good reliable laptop trade-in company to deal with. Don’t afraid of online deals. Just be honest and try to deal only with the checked and popular service with the own website and all necessary information on it. 

And if you want more? Try to read feedbacks from the company webpage to learn more. There must be the step-by-step guideline to help you to follow your way at the click of a button.

Ways to Sell Broken Laptop

Time to Operate: Ways to Sell Broken Laptop and get Profit

Selling your out-of-date laptops, smartphones and other electronic gadgets is the easiest way to bring extra money to your pocket and offset the cost of new devices. What if your old models are broken? You probably want to send them straight to the recycling center. Don’t you know that even broken electronics can bring in a little cash? Before you recycle, check out these options to sell broken laptop. You cannot get as much as you would like to, but it also can be useful.

Ways to Sell Broken LaptopIN PERSON

This method is still popular for people who want to skip the hassle of shipping their broken electronics. Of course, they selling to an individual or dropping the item off at a resale kiosk. Here are a few places to find a buyer. The most popular of them where you can sell broken laptop are:

Craigslist. It’s free to post ads on Craigslist, but you’ll have to deal with meeting prospective buyers and handling the transaction yourself. To better your chances of having a successful sale, be descriptive in your ad and include attractive pictures. Craigslist allows up to four photos.

Garage sales. If you have a used items to sell, why don’t you make a garage sale and get rid of everything in one weekend? If you need some help, you may find some tips online.

Local resellers. Local laptop repair businesses might be interested in buying your electronics for parts. Try calling a few and asking what they would pay.

EcoATM. If you have a broken or old cellphone, ecoATM can give you cash for it. You plug in the information for your phone, ecoATM gives you a value, and you get the cash as soon as you drop the phone in the machine. Use the ecoATM location finder to see if there are any machines in your area.

ONLINE

Private selling often means waiting for a bid to have a successful deal. How much can you wait? Your laptop is getting older day by day, though cheaper. The world popular trade locations are:

EBay. To get an idea of what you might earn from an eBay auction, use the search function to hunt for devices like yours. There is nothing difficult. Just remember, eBay charges a few fees for their service. Use the fee calculator to get an idea of how much you have to pay. Everything other depends on you.

BuyMyTronics.com, LaptopNuts.com, or any other trade platform in your location. This is an electronics reseller that is ready to buy just about anything from a GPS to an iPad, you can even sell broken laptop. You’ll get an estimate of your resale value, but you’ll have to wait for the cash. You have to ship your item and wait until it will be inspected before you are paid. Nevertheless, you can choose to be paid through PayPal to speed things up a bit.

Depstar.com. Have a broken iPhone? Depstar.com says it will buy any iPhone, working or not. It will also buy other electronics. The site offers payment through check or PayPal. Start by getting a quote on the site.

Gadget Salvation. Gadget Salvation will take almost any electronic device, even if it’s broken. Check out the Gadget Salvation site to get a quote on your broken gadgets.

Gazelle. Gazelle is primarily interested in smartphones and Apple devices. It offers a 30-day price guarantee and accepts broken gadgets. If your device is something the site is looking for, you can request a quote by choosing the brand on Gazelle’s home page. If you accept the offer, you’ll get paid by check, PayPal or Amazon gift card.

Sell Broken LaptopThe Guide to Sell Laptops Online

First, it is important to say that you are not obliged to sell your laptop if it is in a good working condition. Actually the opposite; you may try to keep your laptop as long as it serves its purpose for you.

If you use your laptop for work and need a newer, better, faster machine for more demanding software, it is ok. Maybe your laptop is old and you really do need a new computer to upgrade? Maybe, you want to sell broken laptop to get some money to make the first payment for the newest laptop model. Everything happens. Try to find a good online platform to be offered with the most convenient way to sell laptop online.

Things to Check before Selling Used or Broken Laptop:

Your laptop can be useful even when it is broken.

  • Check the display and other visible defects. It is better to clean the display to make your laptop, even broken, more attractive.
  • Check the ports and connections. You can also check the USB and video ports, WiFi and Bluetooth.
  • Check the hard drive condition. If your laptop is working, you can test the disk with the help of Windows, CrystalDiskInfo Portable. Even if your item is out of order, the hard drive can be still ok. You have to check it separately.
  • Check the laptop memory. You can download the free Memtest or use special Windows diagnostics.
  • Check the battery and charger.
  • Check the passwords. You have to delete all passwords (BIOS, Windows and others).
  • If your laptop is still working but it has problems with the hard drive or memory, you have to lower the price and appoint all defects to your seller. Otherwise, you may have your laptop back in few days and request to give the money back. If the laptop is broken, try to describe what parts are still good to use.
  • Wrapping. Of course, if you sell you laptop to the special service, you don’t need to wrap it specially. If you are going to send it to buyer, try to make your laptop to look presentable.
  • Charging. If the device is working, try to charge it up to be well checked.
  • Data control. It is not important if the hard drive of your laptop is out of order. If not, try to use special program to copy all your personal information to the copy disk.

Easy Steps For Selling Laptops

Easy Steps For Selling Laptops: Go and Trade with no Fear!

Selling LaptopsMany people think of selling laptops or giving them for charity every time when they have a new item. This is a usual practice to sell used laptop instead of throwing it away. Nevertheless, you should always take care of your personal information that can be easily lost or failed. Take it easy! You just try to follow the simple rules to prepare your old friend for a new life. One more thing, if you want your device to be sold for a high price, you’d better to make all necessary preparations to get extra money. It is not a problem!

Back Up Your Personal Data

Of course, your old laptop keeps many interesting and private information that you may need. If you could make a copy of it, it’s great! So, what about the information on your computer? How can you delete it all? If you are moving to a new computer, you will want to back up your important personal data and take it with you. If you are already backing up your important personal data – you should know where the data you care about is on your computer and should already have backup copies.

Which Files Should You Back Up On Your Windows PC?

Thanks to cloud services, much of your important personal data may already come with you. Files stored in services like Dropbox or others will obviously come with you and be accessible on your new computer. But there is still a good chance you have important local files sitting around. Consult our look at what files you should back up on your Windows PC if you need some help. If you just want your computer to be prepared for selling laptops in the professional way, just take it to the specialist.

Clear Computers before Selling or Donating It

Definitely, the new owner will be able to access your private or confidential data saved on the computer if you haven’t removed them before selling laptops or donating. As a result, you will suffer from privacy leakage or even more serious losses. Well, how can you erase or clean important information completely before selling laptops or PC?

Most of you may choose to delete files and then clean the Recycle Bin, or delete files via Shift + Delete, or directly format the drive storing sensitive information. Is it enough? To make private information unrecoverable, you need to wipe the hard drive of the computer, which is actually the process of overwriting the original data, and there is no chance to recover overwritten files. How can you quickly and permanently clear your laptop before selling or donating it? There is freeware to give you a helping hand. Wipe Hard Drive Using MiniTool Partition Wizard. MiniTool Partition Wizard can help you clear your laptop or PC. You may download this program or something related with it on your laptop to clear the information and sleep well. Anyway, the professional help is always available.

Easy Steps For Selling LaptopsReinstall the Operating System

Once your hard drive is formatted, you won’t have anything on it. This means you need to reinstall an operating system before selling laptops. The process is easy provided you still have your operating system discs. Reboot the system, and boot from the OS disc itself. Windows should automatically boot from the disc, but if not you can change the settings in your BIOS to make it work. Does it sound weird? If not, the situation with Apple laps is rather complicated. Thus, for Mac, hold down the Option key after you hear the startup chime and select your boot disc (the USB or DVD you made yourself in step two).

If you want to sell your laptop online at the web platform like eBay, you can stop at the new user creation screen. Just power off your computer when it asks you to create a user account. Everything is done! If you are selling it to the pawn shop or service company, the professional specialists can do it for you easily.

Clean Your Laptop or PC Like a New

It cannot be denied that there is much dust covering on hardware equipment: keyboard, screen, and interfaces. Everyone sees it and the extra price is not available. If you want to sell it at a relatively higher price or make it newer before donating, don’t forget to do the cleaning.

Needed things:

For laptop: a cotton rag or dust, cleaned and soft brush, specialized detergent, and hair drier. If there is no detergent, clean water is also OK.

For PC: except those for laptop, users can also prepare a small dust collector if there is.

Detailed steps:

For laptop: make the laptop vertical to the ground or desktop, clean dust with the brush slightly and carefully. You should use the cotton rag which is with detergent or clean water to wipe screen, keyboard, interfaces, and so on. At last, dry the laptop with hair drier. IMPORTANCE: you’d better not allow both detergent and water to enter the laptop, or the computer would be physically damaged. If you don’t want to use special dryers you may dry is naturally for some time.

For PC: take apart the computer case, blow the dust with hair drier or clean dust with dust collector, then sweep dust hidden in slots or gaps with brush, wipe all residual dust with the cotton rag, and finally dry the machine. Of course, you also need to clean the screen of PC like cleaning screen of laptop.

After these steps, your computer would be much newer than before. It plays an important role for trades.

Find out the Invoice of Your Laptop and Guarantee List

A computer with official invoice would be sold at a higher price since it proves the ownership and purchase information of the computer. Are you planning to prepare your PC or laptop to be sold or prepare it for donation? No matter, just make the simple preparations step by step and go to trade. Otherwise, your privacy can be in trouble.