Grading Criteria

All laptops will have passed the functionality testing, and are ready to use out of the box. Our (cosmetic) grading criteria is there to make it easier for you to navigate our listings. We provide further details on each listing when necessary to make sure you have as complete information as possible. We grade laptops by four areas: screen, inside, outside and battery. The area which receives the lowest grading is what the overall grading will be. For instance if the screen is a B but for all other areas it is A, it would be a Grade B laptop.

Note: Our laptops are not shipped in the original box.

Grade A is best described as 'Like-new'. This means that the laptop is almost new or open-box. The laptop may have very small wears and/or marks, however these must be very limited or almost unnoticeable.


Grade B+ is a laptop with a very good condition screen. It may have some wear on the keypad, bezel or trackpad and could have some visible wear on the exterior such as the lid or base. Tests on the battery will show over 60% of the battery charge available.


Grade B describes a laptop with a good condition screen, with faint pressure marks, surface marks and up to 2 stuck pixels. It may have some wear on the keypad, bezel or trackpad and could have some visible wear on the exterior such as the lid or base. Tests on the battery will show over 60% of the battery charge available.


Grade C is used to describe any laptop with a screen that could be described as in a functional condition (visible pressure marks & surface marks, over 2 stuck pixels). There could be heavy wear on the keyboard, trackpad or palmrest and there may be heavy wear and small marks on the exterior such as the lid or base. Tests on the battery will show over 60% of the battery charge available.