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Stream Your Favourite Films & TV Shows On Refurbished Laptops

Posted in News by PC Renewed on March 22nd 2019
You can do lots of awesome things in a refurbished laptop, such as streaming films and television using on demand services like Netflix and many others. Here’s a quick list of some of the fantastic shows and films you could be watching right now on one of the many Cheap Refurbished Laptops for sale available on our online store.

What To Watch?

Netflix has a diverse range of shows and films to enjoy, including a vast selection of different languages, so you can enjoy a taste of different cultures whilst you relax. Here’s a quick list of some of the awesome things currently available on Netflix (March 2019).

1. Orphan Black
This drama is about a scientific experiment on cloning, with Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany portraying a whole range of characters including Sarah and other doppelgangers. If the idea of a single actress playing 10 different characters interests you, this show has 5 compelling seasons following this incredible conspiracy story; so it is well worth adding to your Netflix list.

2. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
People who grew up with Sabrina the Teenage Witch will be delighted to hear that there’s a new take on the comic book witch. However, this show isn’t just for existing fans of Sabrina, the darker and sometimes scary take in the Chilling Adventures is an amazing experience for fans both old and new.

The show follows a 16 year old girl who has to choose between her life a witch, and her life as a mortal, with story arcs and plotlines that oscillate from end of the world evil, to more ‘human’ storylines which seem almost irrelevant in comparison, yet no less entertaining to watch. Currently the first season is available on Netflix and the second season will be airing on the 5 th of April 2019, so you won’t have long to wait to see the next chapter in this teenage witch’s story.

3. Bird Box
An interesting take on the post-apocalyptic thriller, Bird Box (based on a novel of the same name) follows a woman and a pair of two children who need to travel in a forest and river whilst blindfolded, avoiding supernatural enemies who cause anyone who looks at them to commit suicide.

4. Diablero
In this series, a fallen priest, a demon hunter, and a super hero join together to fight the forces of evil. This Mexican television web series is based on a book written by Francisco Haghenbeck entitled “El Diablo me obligó” and was renewed last month (February 2019) for a second season.

If you’re searching for a TV series to give you a taste of a different culture, this Mexican web series is the ideal choice, with just 8 episodes, it’s packed full of interesting story and drama, without being so large it’s daunting to start.

5. The Last Kingdom
This thrilling historical drama is set in England before the competing kingdoms of the country were unified. Many of the kingdoms have been invaded and occupied by Vikings, which leaves the kingdom of Wessex ruled by King Alfred as the last standing Anglo-Saxon kingdom.

The drama follows Uthred of Bebbanburg, an Anglo-Saxon who was kidnapped when he was young and then raised by Vikings. As an adult, he plays both sides of the conflict to try and reclaim the land and titles that were stolen from him. Currently there are three seasons to enjoy with a fourth on the way; so if you’re searching for some awesome swordfights and action packed drama, The Last Kingdom is a great choice.

6. Dead Set
This short mini-series was originally broadcast in 2008 and follows a dark and twisted storyline. The show follows contestants and producers on a fictional Big Brother, however whilst the show is taking place, there’s a zombie outbreak. The show even includes a zombie version of Davina McCall, and talented actors such as Riz Ahmed, who later starred in Rogue One and Four Lions.

7. Death Note
If you’re craving a mystery where the villains are just as likable as the heroes, Death Note is a fantastic choice. Available in both original Japanese with subtitles and an English dubbed version, this animated story is certain to entertain any fans of Sherlock style mysteries, or Hannibal style horror.

Many would consider the lead villain Light Yagami to be one of the most sinister villains on the screen in the past few decades. The character is responsible for countless deaths as he weaves a web of lies to practically everyone but himself, including family and close friends; all in the pursuit of becoming a ‘god of death’ and establishing a utopia.

8. In Bruges
In this film, two contract killers are sent to a tourist town in Belgian called Bruges whilst they wait for their next mission. The story is a somewhat reminiscent of “Waiting for Godot” which also have clear inspirations from Tarantino’s classic “Pulp Fiction”. The film covers themes and questions such as Catholic guilt and redemption, offering action, comedy, and a nuanced character drama.

What Laptop Specifications Do You Need To Watch Film & TV Online?

One of the fantastic things about online streaming services is that they work on almost any computer. As long as your computer is reasonably up to date, you don’t need any special hardware to watch your favourite films and TV shows through streaming on demand services like Netflix. For example if you use a computer running operating systems such as Windows 8.1 or above, or Mac OSX 10.10 or above, you don’t need to install any new software if you watch through Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Safari as these browsers have a built-in HTML5 player. However, browsers such as Firefox and older versions of the above browsers may require the free plug-in Microsoft Silverlight in order to watch Netflix.

However, it is important that you have a good internet connection speed. Faster internet speeds allow for better quality videos and less lag. The absolute minimum for Netflix is 0.5 megabits per second however, it’s recommended to have at least 1.5 Mbps but preferably above 5Mbps if you would like to watch HD video.

If you’re searching for a windows laptop to enjoy online on demand services, perhaps this Lenovo ThinkPad T410, 14.1" Widescreen Refurbished Laptop, 320Gb 4Gb Memory, Windows 10 that has been certified refurbished to a Grade A standard will be of interest to you?

Alternatively, if you would prefer an Apple Macbook, perhaps you would be interested in this APPLE Macbook A1342, 13.3 in Screen, Intel C2D 2.33Ghz, 2GB DDR2 SO-DIMM, 250GB 2.5" SATA, MAC OSX, Webcam, Wireless, which has also been refurbished to a Grade A standard.

Refurbished Laptops, A Great Choice For Children

If you’re searching for a cheap and affordable laptop for your child, a refurbished laptop is a great choice. The laptop will be ideal for children in secondary school, college, and university, as they will be able to use the laptop to research topics for products, keep in touch with family and friends using social media, and relaxing watching TV and film thanks to online streaming services.

Why Should You Choose A Laptop From PC Renewed?

Purchasing a laptop is a long term decision, you have to consider if the laptop will be able to complete tasks in a reasonable amount of time after a few years have passed. So if you want to save some money and you’re searching for an affordable option, we recommend purchased a refurbished laptop or Macbook, such as one of the many refurbished models available in our range of refurbished laptops.

However, it is essential that you only purchase refurbished tech from reputable and trustworthy businesses. For example, here at PC Renewed, we are an Amazon Certified Refurbisher, this means that every tech item refurbished by our team will have been tested, had any faulty parts replaced, been cleaned, and finally repackaged.

To give you additional peace of mind, in addition to the rigorous testing and being verified to function correctly, you can also enjoy a One Year Warranty & 30 day no quibble returns policy when you purchase refurbished computers and laptops form PC Renewed. However that’s not all, we also provide free UK delivery on all laptops and desktop computers.

Affordable Laptops And Computers From PC Renewed

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