Refurbished vs New: Quality or performance? Both!

‘You get what you pay for’ – the old phrase still rings true, especially when it comes to IT equipment. Until recently, businesses had to purchase brand new workstations, servers, and IT equipment, to guarantee that products would work out of the box, but times are changing.

In the last 5 years, IT technology has raced ahead at breakneck speed and produced machines that are cheaper and faster to manufacture, but without an according level of reliability. Whilst lower to medium spec equipment cost less, their life span is usually significantly shorter – most modern workstations usually start showing signs of age after just 2 years. High-end machines, such as production environment CAD workstations, are of course far more reliable, but come with a hefty price tag.

Businesses are often faced with a difficult choice – do they choose a low or medium range machine that’s going to fail within 2 years, or do they shell out for the latest and greatest model? The solution lies somewhere in the middle – affordable, reliable, refurbished hardware that delivers on performance without breaking the bank.

Refurbished products

At Fox in the Box, we build and configure-to-order (CTO) workstations, servers and IT components that are specifically designed for business environments and industrial work lines. All of our units are thoroughly checked and tested to industry-leading levels of quality assurance standards, and come pre-packaged with a 6-month, extendable warranty.

Quality, or performance?

Both, of course! In today’s technological environment, a robust, reliable, cost-effective IT infrastructure is the lifeline of most small and medium-sized businesses. With so many different hardware solutions to choose from, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach, regardless of your line of business, whether it’s video editing, architecture, finance, engineering work or general office duties.

Refurbished hardware provides you with the budgetary space to focus on what matters most and helps take your business to the next level.

Our extensive range of IT products deliver excellent performance with an affordable price tag. Whether you’re looking for staff workstations, line-of-business servers, storage solutions or backup hardware, we’ve got you covered.

Get in touch for more info

Our team of friendly, certified refurbished hardware experts are on hand to answer any queries you may have.

Feel free to give us a call on 01759 207 206, chat to us via our website, or send us an email on

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