The Different Types of Refurbished Tablets Available at OzMobiles - OzMobiles

It’s easy to tell when it’s time to buy a new smartphone. When your laptop needs replacing, you notice it. But what about a tablet? Maybe you’ve never considered the benefits of getting one of these compact but powerful devices. On the other hand, maybe you’re a tablet enthusiast. Whatever the case, now is an excellent time to shop for second-hand tablets. OzMobiles offers big savings on refurbished tablets sourced in Australia and with 12-month warranties.

A tablet is a small handheld computer with a touchscreen, smaller than a laptop but obviously bigger than a smartphone. Tech lovers have described them as somewhere between phones and computers, but they don’t function exactly the same way as either device. While they certainly have screens, rechargeable batteries, built-in cameras and the capacity to store all kinds of files, they don’t come with all the same hardware as laptops. Many of them come equipped with their own operating systems, such as the iPad’s iPadOS.

Why should you buy a tablet? Many reasons. They’re light and portable. They fit right into a handbag, and you can take them anywhere. They’re handy for meetings, as taking notes becomes a breeze. They’re great for kids to play games on during long road trips. You can stream movies or music on them or pack with them enough e-books to last a long journey.

Used tablets are, of course, a lot cheaper than store-bought ones. But the easiest way to guarantee a quality standard you’ll be happy with is to buy refurbished tablets. If you need suggestions on which ones to start with, OzMobiles has a few ideas.


What Are Refurbished Tablets?

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“Refurbished” is a word that’s most commonly used regarding phones. But other devices such as laptops and – of course – tablets can be refurbished too.

To put it simply, refurbished tablets are used tablets, but that's not all the word means. A refurbished device is a second-hand device that’s been checked and tested before being re-sold to ensure it meets certain standards. This usually involves a rigorous testing process that checks that every part of the device, from the mic to the battery, is in proper working order. Professional refurbishers check that the devices they prepare to re-sell aren’t lost or stolen. They erase all the previous owner’s data, so there’s no chance of encountering any old files or photos. And they sell their devices according to a system that grades the state of them from as good as new to a little more worn-out. Apart from the odd chip or scuff here or there, refurbished tablets are likely to be in a similar condition to new tablets.

Why buy refurbished devices? The main reason is they’re a lot cheaper. As you’ll see in the next section, you can save hundreds of dollars. When you buy a refurb, you also receive a warranty and a level of quality that isn’t guaranteed from regular second-hand tablets. Refurbished devices are also far better for the environment, helping to reduce the millions of electronic devices that end up in landfill in Australia every year. You can reduce your carbon footprint, help fight the growing problem of e-waste and own a device you’ll be more than happy with.


Used Tablets at OzMobiles

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While all the second-hand tablets in the OzMobiles range come highly recommended, here are some suggestions if you need help choosing. These deals offer the biggest savings on used tablets you’ll likely find anywhere. They also come with cellular data, so you can stay connected to the web even when you’re out of the range of Wi-Fi.

iPad Pro 11" (Cellular) - $839 (save $560)

Strikingly silver-coloured and in excellent condition, the iPad Pro 11 packs laptop-level performance into a slim device that’s easy to carry around. The battery life is long, the screen features excellent colour fidelity, and the powerful M1 chipset and 16GB of RAM make it a fast and effective performer. Need a great all-around tablet that’s guaranteed to meet pretty much any need you have? This one deserves some serious consideration.

iPad Pro 11 Inch 2nd (Cellular) - $1799 (save $630)

The iPad Pro 11 Inch 2nd is, as the name suggests, the second generation of the iPad Pro 11” and includes a new rectangular camera format and LiDAR sensor (Light Detection and Ranging, which allows you to capture realistic 3D images of subjects in close range). OzMobiles can provide this high-performance tablet for cheaper, with almost $650 off while stocks last. It’s ex-demo too, so it has only been taken out of its box to be displayed in retail shops.

iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 4th Gen (Cellular) - $2,099 (save $650)

The iPad Pro 12.9 inch has been called “one of the best tablets you can buy”, so it should probably come as no surprise that several generations have been manufactured. The performance is fast due to the A12Z Bionic Chip, the battery life is long, and you can use your tablet like a computer with a ‘magic keyboard’ (sold separately). There’s 4K video recording and an excellent camera set-up, including an ultra-wide TrueDepth camera with portrait mode.

iPad Pro 12.9" 5th Gen (Cellular) - $2,289 (save $660)

You can save close to $700 on the fifth edition of the iPad Pro 12.9 inch, released in 2021. Building on the features and successes of its hugely popular previous models, this 5th Gen Pro packs first-class M1 chip performance, all-day battery life, a Liquid Retina XDR display and a terrific TrueDepth camera system.

iPad 7 (Cellular) - $789 (save $100)

Apple tablets are built to last a long time, and the 7th generation of iPad, released in 2019, still holds its own and is available for a nice price. This edition of the popular iPad model has top-quality video and speakers and a camera with the power to scan documents. The battery life lasts up to 10 hours, so you can continue to get things done throughout the day.


Buy Refurbished Tablets Online at OzMobiles

If you’d like to know more about any of our refurbished tablets for sale, OzMobiles is happy to help you out.

Our deals are good for your pocket, the planet and you. Buying from us means you’ll score a good deal without purchasing brand new.

An Australian-owned and operated company, we test all our devices at our Melbourne headquarters using the Blancco testing software and a 72-point checking process. We make sure every element of your device works just as it should before we put it up for sale, including a battery life of at least 80%.

All our devices are 100% fully functional and come with a 12-month warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

If you’ve found a better deal elsewhere, we’ll beat that price by $10 (terms and conditions apply). And if you’re on a tight budget but have your eye on a particular phone, you can pay in instalments through a third-party provider.

Have you got any questions? Get in touch with OzMobiles!

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