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Purchase computers and parts

FreeGeek Chicago's volunteer Build Program sorts through donated equipment and refurbishes computer systems, parts, and accessories that can continue to serve your computing needs. Items that are not distributed through our rewards program are resold in our on-site ReSale Shop or our online eBay Shop . Basic PC systems start at $30. Basic laptops start at $70. FreeGeek Chicago is a GNU/Linux shop, and we install GNU/Linux operating systems on every computer sold.

Minimum Desktop Hardware Package

  • 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core or better processor (or AMD equivalent)
  • 1.0 GB Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • 80.0 GB Hard Disk Drive or better CD-RW Optical Disk Drive or better
  • Onboard Sound, Network, and Video
  • Keyboard, Mouse, and Accessory Cords

 

Minimum Laptop Hardware Package

  • 1.60 GHz Intel Atom or better processor (or AMD equivalent)
  • 1.0 GB Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • 60.0 GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or better CD-R / DVD-ROM Optical Disk Drive
  • Includes AC Power Supply

 

Pre-installed Software

FreeGeek Chicago is a GNU/Linux shop, and we install GNU/Linux operating systems on every computer sold.

All FreeGeek Chicago systems are pre-installed with either Xubuntu or Kubuntu, with both being fast, simple, and beautiful desktop operating systems.

In addition, we load up all our systems with a TON of awesome apps, including:

  • LibreOffice, an office productivity suite
  • Firefox Web Browser
  • Chromium Web Browser
  • Pidgin Instant Messenger
  • VLC Media Player
  • GIMP Image Editor
  • Aisleriot with over 85 types of Solitaire games.

Plus choose from 1000s of other apps in the Ubuntu Software Center included on every machine.

 

Warranty and Returns

FreeGeek Chicago believes that you will absolutely LOVE the refurbished equipment available at our Thrift Store and our Online Store. However, to give you even more confidence in your purchase with us, we have a clear Return Policy and Warranty for certain items. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you have about returns and warranty information. 

Return Policy

  • NO CASH REFUNDS, STORE CREDIT ONLY
  • 14-day return for FreeGeek Systems (Desktop and Laptop systems), LCD Monitors
  • 14-day return for covered parts* that are defective (DOA)
  • ALL OTHER ITEMS ARE SOLD AS-IS. No return/exchange for these items.
*Covered parts include the following tested items only: hard disk drives (HDD), random access memory (RAM), motherboards, video cards, sounds card, network card 

 

Warranty

FreeGeek Chicago stands behind its refurbished systems and offers a basic limited-warranty on all FreeGeek Systems and LCD Monitors. Ask about upgrading to a 1-year limited-warranty for your FreeGeek System at checkout.

  • 90-day limited-warranty on all FreeGeek Systems (Desktop and Laptop Systems)
  • 30-day limited-warranty on all LCD monitors
  • FreeGeek Warranty does not cover ANY EQUIPMENT BATTERIES including laptop computers, UPS backups, etc...
  • FreeGeek Warranty does not cover any hardware issues caused by changes to installed software.

 

 

 

 

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FreeGeek Chicago sells low-cost refurbished computers and parts at our thrift store. Proceeds from sales cover FreeGeek's operating costs. All parts in the thrift store are available on a first-come, first-served basis. An update-to-date price list for most parts available is available on our community wiki.