Refurbished laptops are popular items with the large number of people buying the new Netbooks, and mini notebook computers, product returns to the product distributor, and open box laptops increase and are the source of many Refurbished Laptop bargains. There is confusion when shopping for the refurbished laptops with the term " reconditioned laptops" which needs to be clarified. Historically reconditioning larger computing equipment involved, repainting, dent removal, thorough cleaning and electronic certification to original specifications. Depending on the supplier, refurbished laptops usually have been reconditioned to include a thorough cleaning to be as near as new, and electronic re-certification testing to original specifications. Dent removal of laptops really isn't an issue since the composite material uses in laptop case construction doesn't lend itself to removing dents. When shopping look for a descriptions of the refurbished laptop to include cosmetic condition, and don't worry about the words "reconditioned" in the marketing copy. A refurbished laptop purchased from one of the large outlets on eBay, that are sold as refurbished, will be in good cosmetic condition, and functioning like new, with the product shipping group of accessories as in the new product. Be sure and check the warranty conditions before buying.