Grading of computers, desktops, laptops, iPad, monitors, and PC’s


Grading of Laptops, Desktops, computers, iPads, monitors, and PC’s after years of use is an essential step in selling used computer equipment. The Grading of computers, desktops, laptops, iPad, monitors, and PC’s focus on the outward appearance like external surfaces (i.e. cover / lid and keyboards) housing, LCD/LCD blemishes. The method of grading computers, desktops, laptops, iPad, monitors, and PC’s are done by physically inspecting each item. Resellers or Refurbishers try to accurately describe the condition by assigning a Refurbished Grade A, B, C, D, so you will know what to expect. Despite any impurities, all the units described above will be fully functional


Grading of computers, desktops, laptops, iPad, monitors, and PC’s for quality is essential, as the people are becoming quality conscious day by day. Further, upon arrival of the computers desktops laptops Ipads monitors and PC’s at the processing centers, they should be graded strictly for quality. Words like Like new, very minor wear; Light/fine scratches on screen, large paint chips, large cracks on the body, loose/wobbly base, dark spots on the screen that exceed .5 inch in diameter, uneven light diffusion, are used during this process. Each unit will then be assigned a GRADE and sorted out for the best attributes.

Definition of Grading:



Grading is sorting of computers, desktops, laptops, iPad, monitors, and PC’s based on the outward appearance like external surfaces (i.e. cover / lid and keyboards) housing, LCD/LCD blemishes. Then the IT asset is assigned a Refurbished Grade A, B, C, D in order to fetch high price in the market.


For the domestic and international market there are four general grades considered:


1. Grade A. Grade B. Grade C. Grade D.

1. Grade A:



Grade A is of superior quality possess flawless appearance. A 5% tolerance is allowed for errors. It must be carefully presented taking into account the uniformity of the computer, desktop, laptop, iPad, monitors, or PC. The packing material will also be of superior quality appearance.


Here are some pictures and examples of Grade A computers, desktops, laptops, iPad, monitors, and PC’s


2. Grade B:



The product is allowed a slight defect and almost having a same quality like the Grade A except that a 10% tolerance is allowed and subject to have: scratches on laptop body and may feature more excessive unit housing and/or external surface wear. The packing material will also be of superior quality appearance.


Here are some pictures and examples of Grade B computers, desktops, laptops, iPad, monitors, and PC’s. I am going to use a lot of pictures here as this is can really confuse a person buying a USED or Refurbished Grade B laptop.


3. Grade C:



This product will exhibit some external or internal defects provided they are perfectly in working condition. This Grade is best fitted for customer who don’t mind defects and are willing to repair the defect on their own. This category will satisfy the needs of customers who are not too demanding and for whom price is more important than quality.


Here are some pictures and examples of Grade C computers, desktops, laptops, iPad, monitors, and PC’s. I am going to use a lot of pictures here as this is can really confuse a person buying a USED or Refurbished Grade C laptop.


3. Grade D:



Products are defective Non- Working or Cosmetically flawed beyond repair. Units are to be used for parts only. These units can never be returned.


Advantages of Grading:


  1. Lower selling price due to presence of second-rate products.
  2. It increased marketing efficiency by simplifying the buying and selling of IT equipment without personal selection.
  3. Grading enhances the value of good graded IT products.
  4. Wasted marketing cost, packing, and transportation are avoided by grading.
  5. By grading there is fairness to both Buyers and Sellers.
  6. Properly graded IT Products are purchased by the consumer easily without inspection.



You can learn more detail about Grade R, A, B, C, D Refurbished on a blog post here:https://filmar.com/2017/01/15/refurbished/


Generally, the equipment has been leased to corporations for 1-3 years, and then turned back in much like an automobile. We find some name brand models weather well over time and can be refurbished into usable technology. If you’re unsure about the condition of your equipment, looking to buy or lease, or have any other questions, just drop us a line and we’ll get back with you as soon as possible.


I would love to hear your comments.

Leave a Comment