We selectively procure Dell, Lenovo, HP, Samsung, and Apple used computers of the highest quality and recondition them to be First-Class Teaching Technology. Additionally, we do better than the original manufacturer’s warranty by adding a Lifetime Parts Warranty.
Customers can procure large orders that STS will secure and prepare based on market availability. However, for smaller needs, we maintain an active inventory of “quick ship” items that are readily available and will be shipped out within 48 hours of receiving your purchase order.
Every machine is put through a rigorous 9-step inspection and performance testing process. Only devices that pass our requirements are refurbished at our Microsoft-authorized refurbishing facility and given customized upgrades to meet our customers specifications. Device exteriors are made to look like new.
Our 9 Step Performance Process
- Exterior Inspection
- Internal Audit
- Detail Cleaning
- Drive Formatting
- Quality Assurance
- Green Packaging
Compared to new units, schools can save between 40%-60% when purchasing STS certified Second Life Hardware.
Unlike warranties on new computers, typically only 1 year from date of purchase, STS includes a Lifetime Parts Warranty for all Second-Life units sold. This eliminates costs for extended warranties and unplanned repairs typically associated with new computer purchases.
With the typical lifespan of a computer being four to five years, our society is generating “20 to 50 million metric tons of electronic waste annually” as highlighted in a 2020 New York Post article on refurbished computers.
Schools can avoid “contributing over and over again to the world’s fastest growing waste stream” as mentioned in a 2019 Time Magazine article on E-Waste. Today, less than 25% of electronic waste is recycled in the U.S. The vast majority ends up in landfills, potentially posting environmental risk as such hardware contains harmful elements such as mercury and beryllium.
Rather than buying new devices and further contributing to the problem, schools can purchase Second-Life Hardware to help reduce the constantly revolving door from manufacturing to landfills.