Let’s be real: everyone loves to have the latest tech in their pocket, in their backpack or on their desk. It’s just human nature. If we don’t possess cutting edge high-tech toys in the 21st century we feel like a farmer in the early 20th century who was still using an ox to plow his field while the farmer next door had one of those new-fangled tractors. When it comes to laptops the conventional wisdom is essentially the same: newer is better. But is that really the case? It may be a kind of high-tech heresy we’re going to preach here but the fact is that purchasing a brand new laptop these days is often, if not always, a waste of money. And below we’ll provide 5 BIG reasons why refurbished, cheap laptops are the better buy.