Christmas is rapidly approaching and each year it can be challenging to buy gifts that family and friends will truly enjoy. Technology however, is always a fantastic option as it’s both practical and fun, thoughtful and long-lasting.

At Hardware Associates, we have a range of low priced laptops and Apple iMacs for the festive season, which are guaranteed to bring a smile to tech-savvy mums, husbands, kids and partners. We’ve got everything from laptops and desktops, to spares that’ll upgrade existing computers.

Below is a selection of our favourite options this Christmas.

21” IMAC 2011

£449.00 (ex. VAT)

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The Apple iMac is one of the most recognisable computers of the last decade and has an unmistakable, iconic design. This grade A, fully refurbished 21” screen model from 2011 is a great gift for Apple fans and at £449.00 (ex. VAT), it’s a high quality, stylish choice at an affordable price.

Top features include a Core i5 2.5GHz processor for fast speeds and a 500GB hard drive. The iMac comes in secure packaging and includes a power cable, Bluetooth Apple Magic Mouse 2, a Magic Keyboard, an Apple Lightning to USB Charge Cable, and is covered with our one year warranty.

View our range of iMacs with a choice of models and specifications, including this 2012 model here.


£189.00 (ex. VAT)

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The Latitude E6430 Laptop is a Dell business notebook model from 2012 with an aluminium chassis and rigid design for safe transport and connectivity on the go. The easy to use touchpad and trackpoint make browsing and working a breeze, and the screen resolution is impressive for this price range, offering vivid colours.

Includes Intel Core i5 2.5GHz Processor, 1 x 6 Cell Battery and 1 x Genuine AC Adapter.


£199.00 (ex. VAT)

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The Optiplex All in One is a small form factor desktop computer from Dell with an Intel i3 processor and reliable performance. It is best suited for everyday office and home use and can be the main machine for browsing the internet and creating documents.

Complete with a 19” screen, Dell AIO stand including cable guard, keyboard and mouse, it has everything you need for a quick, convenient and reliable set-up.


£189.00 (ex. VAT)

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Durable and space efficient, the Optiplex 7010 Small Form PC has a rigid chassis and features a high performing Intel Core i5-3470, and a 3.2GHz processor. Designed by Dell to be a productive model for businesses, it can be used with multiple displays and fits comfortably on workstations in most offices, including those at home for small businesses and remote workers.

A high quality machine, it’s popular with IT buffs and professionals, as well as being suitable for use as a family PC, taking up less space in the lounge. The grade A, fully refurbished model is covered by our one year warranty.


£189.00 (ex. VAT)

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Dell are a leading computer brand and create laptops that are durable and built to last. The Latitude E6420 Laptop has a 14” screen, a quad-core processor and is ideal to take to the office or use from home. Designed with mobility in mind, it has a hard-wearing outer casing and a spill-resistant keyword. For £189.99 (ex. VAT) it’s a brilliant machine for daily tasks and would make the perfect entry-level laptop.

Includes a webcam, Bluetooth and wireless compatibility, and a 250GB hard drive.

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By choosing refurbished computers and laptops from leading brands, you’re able to give better quality machines than would otherwise be affordable as you’re getting incredible value for money. With access to higher specs from refurbished machines, your relative or friend will benefit more from your gift than if you’d spent the same on a new model.

At Hardware Associates, we have over 20 years experience in refurbished computers and pride ourselves on being a trusted seller. For models that are fully refurbished, your purchase is protected with a complete one year warranty. To discuss models based on your specific needs and requirements, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Please note, final delivery before Christmas is Thursday 21st December 2017. Order before this date to avoid disappointment.