We’ve all got that one old computer you’ll never get around to upgrading, but what if you’re the type of person who has been itching to replace it for a while?
That’s exactly what some folks in Toronto are doing, but they’re not the only ones.
In Toronto, some folks are doing it on their own, even if they’re on the outskirts of the city.
Some people are turning to eBay and Craigslist to find spare parts.
Some are selling their machines on eBay for a few bucks each.
And others are simply taking advantage of the opportunity to get some of their laptops repaired.
We’re not talking about cheap parts.
The machines themselves cost a lot.
And, of course, some of them are a lot more expensive than they should be.
Some of the laptops sold on eBay are about $300 to $400.
Other machines cost more.
A refurbished Dell Inspiron 13 7000 is listed for $1,000.
The Inspiron has the same specs as the Dell 13 7000, including the Core i5-7500U CPU, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
It also has a more powerful GeForce 810M GPU, 16 gigs of RAM, 256GB SSD and a 15 inch display.
The price on eBay is $5,000 to $10,000 depending on condition, and the refurbished laptop comes with a free 15-day trial of Windows 10 Home, but not the upgrade.
And if you want to do more than just refurbish your machine, you’ll need to buy a brand new PC.
The Dell Inspirons are not cheap, either.
They’re listed at $1.5 million on eBay.
The refurbished Inspiron 14 7000 is $1 million, and it has a Core i7-7530U CPU and 16GB RAM, a GeForce 830M GPU and 512GB SSD.
The new Inspiron is slightly more expensive, at $2,000, and has a GeForce GTX 830MX GPU, 8GB RAM and 2TB of storage, along with a 15-inch display.
There are also a couple of cheaper laptops on the market that also have the same specifications as the Inspiron.
The Lenovo Yoga 2 10 Pro is $700, and is the same configuration as the original Lenovo Yoga, with the Core 2 Duo-Core CPU and 2GB of memory.
It has the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, but it also has the NVIDIA GeForce 860M GPU instead of the GeForce 870M GPU.
The laptop comes bundled with a wireless keyboard, a full-size touchpad, a fingerprint reader, an HDMI port and USB 3.0 ports.
The Yoga 2 Pro costs $900, which includes a Core 2 Quad-Core Intel Core i3-7100U CPU with a 1.8GHz Core i6 processor, 4GB of DDR3L RAM, 128GB of PCIe SSD, an Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU, 2TB PCIe SSD and the Bluetooth 4.0 wireless keyboard.
The tablet is also available with an 8-core Intel Core 2 Extreme Edition Core i9-7000U CPU.
The model comes with the Intel Core2 Duo- Core i4-7200U processor with a 2.8Ghz Core i8 processor, 16 gigabytes of DDR2 RAM, 1TB of PCIe solid state storage, an NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M GPU with 2GB GDDR5 memory and a Thunderbolt 3 port.
The device has a full 13-inch, 1366 x 768 display.
Both the Lenovo Yoga and the Inspirions are listed for less than $300 on Amazon, but the refurbish model costs more.
The best deal is on eBay, which sells the Lenovo Inspiron 17 7000 for $750.
The machine comes with 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD and an NVIDIA GTX 1080 GPU, an 11-inch 1080p IPS display, a 5MP front-facing camera and a USB Type-C port.
A Bluetooth 4-certified keyboard and fingerprint reader are included.
It comes with Windows 10 Mobile.
The Asus Transformer Book T100 is a cheaper model that has a quad-core Core i1-6100U processor, 8 gigs of DDR4 RAM, 512GB of SSD, Bluetooth 4 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
It features a 13.3-inch IPS display.
It’s listed for about $600 on eBay in Canada.
The Toshiba Chromebook 2 13 is a slightly more powerful model with a Core m7-8550U CPU clocked at 2.4GHz and 2.9GHz, 8 gigabytes, 256MB of RAM.
It sports a 12-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display and a fingerprint sensor.
It is also sold with a full Windows 10 upgrade.
The ASUS Transformer Pad 7 is a little more expensive but still has a Quad-core CPU clocking at 1.6GHz, 2.5GHz, 3.3GHz, 4