A gamer found a supposedly defective gaming notebook for just $60. But the device works perfectly, as he discovered.
Very few gamers will probably consciously buy defective hardware because in most cases it means a lot of work. And often the effort doesn’t pay off. A gamer has now been very lucky.
Notebook works without a display unit on a monitor
The provider pointed out that the model was defective and that he could only sell the lower part. A display unit is therefore not included. However, the gamer quickly realized, he explained on Reddit , that the model being sold was an Asus Zephyrus G16. This version is sold for 1,700 euros. So he took the risk and bought the device for so little money. Because in the worst case scenario, he could at least have expanded the SSD and RAM and continued to use them.
At home he was then able to connect the device to his monitor with a new lab cable and a display cable and the notebook started without any problems and flawlessly – apart from the missing display unit.
What’s next? The user himself stated that he will probably sell the device and buy a new display unit. You can get the device used for at least 1,200 euros or more. The owner is therefore likely to make a big profit from the device if he actually gets it repaired and sold.
Used hardware can be a good alternative
Used hardware can be worthwhile: If you want to upgrade your system, then it can definitely be worth looking for used hardware. Because you can usually get these cheaper than if you buy the items originally. The biggest disadvantage in many cases is the lack of a guarantee from the manufacturer. However, some sellers also offer used hardware with an invoice, so that you also have the guarantee with you if necessary.
However, used hardware does not always have to work. This is what a well-known tech YouTuber discovered when he wanted to build a gaming PC using only used hardware: