PC Laptops & Netbooks

eBay is proud to offer a wide selection of new and used laptops and netbooks. At eBay, you can pick from a range of brands such as HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Acer, and many others – excellent if the tech enthusiast in your family is partial to one or two brands in particular.

Buy a Certified Refurbished PC Laptop or Netbook

eBay buyers can also purchase Certified Refurbished PC laptops and netbooks. Each item comes with a like-new guarantee – meaning you won't get anything beneath our standard of quality – and a best-in-class 2-year warranty. eBay also offers a free return or replacement on any Certified Refurbished item you purchase within 30 days of receipt of the product. We also regularly monitor participating sellers to ensure they're hitting all of our required quality metrics.

Is There a Difference Between a Laptop and a Netbook?

You might be asking, "What's the difference between a laptop and a netbook?" You aren't alone in wondering! Technically, the difference between a laptop and a netbook is size and weight. When the portable computer first came on the market, laptops were larger, had more features, and weighed more than netbooks. However, thanks to advances in technology, components are now smaller and lighter than ever. Still, a netbook generally tends to keep a screen size of around 11 inches and under and may not have all the computing power of a laptop.

Considerations to Make Before Buying

Before you purchase a PC from us, be sure you think carefully about what you'll primarily be using your new laptop or netbook for. Not all PCs are built the same, and some do certain jobs better than others. Here are several factors to think about when shopping:

Graphics Card

Are you planning on using your laptop or netbook to play games or watch movies? A computer's graphics card is essential for the visual effects people will enjoy while playing video games and watching movies. More powerful graphics cards can handle more demanding games, so consider that when making a purchase. Some laptops come with upgradeable graphics cards, as well, which can future-proof them when more powerful cards release.


How much is enough? More memory allows you to run more applications at once--and more powerful ones, at that. When it comes to memory, the rule of thumb is to have more RAM than the minimum requirement of the applications and the OS the computer uses. In fact, it's ideal to have at least the highest recommended requirement. For example, if the minimum RAM required is 8GB and the maximum is 16GB, you will want at least 16GB and, if feasible, more than 16GB of memory.

Battery Life

If the machine you're buying will be used for work on-the-go, you need to ensure the battery will last long enough to finish a project. Battery life varies from system to system. For those that plan to stay plugged in most of the time, it's not that big a deal, but for those who want to go cordless, having a long battery life is a vital feature.

Shopping for Gaming Laptops & Netbooks

If you're buying a portable computer for gaming, consider browsing our gaming laptops and netbooks. For the power to run the latest first-person shooters and expansive, open-world titles, take a look at our serious gaming laptops. Casual gamers should browse our light gaming laptops and netbooks.

You may also want to stock up on peripherals to improve the quality of your gaming experience. eBay has gaming mice, laptop speakers, and more.

In short, gamers can find everything they need to make their PC laptop or netbook a formidable contender in the next battle royale.

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For informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by any brands.