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ERIC Number: EJ875790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Cutting Technology Costs with Refurbished Computers
Dessoff, Alan
District Administration, v46 n1 p34-38 Jan 2010
Many district administrators are finding that they can save money on computers by buying preowned ones instead of new ones. The practice has other benefits as well: It allows districts to give more computers to more students who need them, and it also promotes good environmental practices by keeping the machines out of landfills, where they otherwise might wind up. The preowned models have been refurbished so that they can continue to provide basic capabilities, including word processing, e-mail, and Internet access. Some districts get refurbished computers from companies such as CDI, while others get them from nonprofit organizations dedicated to educational or environmental improvement, such as Computer Recycling Center (CRC) or PC Rebuilders & Recyclers (PCRR), which has a "Computers for Schools" program in which students can learn about computers and then keep them. This article describes how districts cut technology costs by using these refurbished computers to fill some of their needs, while keeping them out of landfills. (Contains 9 online resources.)
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Language: English
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