What is a MAR?

We worked hard to attain the title of a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) — a designation that comes with many benefits for you, our customer! When you purchase a computer from a MAR, like VIG, you know that you’re getting an authentic version of Microsoft Windows. To be a part of the MAR program, we are obligated to provide you with a high-quality refurbished computer that’s pre-installed with a genuine Microsoft Windows Operating system. If you purchased Office 365 with your computer it will also be authentic Microsoft software.

Windows 11 Availability

VIG can provide Windows 11. The systems need to meet the following list of all minimum system requirements: Processor : 8th Generation 64 bit with 1 gigahertz or faster with 2 or more cores. Memory : 4 gigabytes. Storage : 64 gigabytes or larger storage device. System firmware : UEFI, Secure Boot capable. TPM : Trusted Platform Module 2.0. Graphics card : Compatible with DirectX12 or later. Display resolution : High-definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally.

Why choose VIG - A Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher?

Save Money

When it comes to everyday computer use, many of us only need a device for basic tasks such as checking email, browsing social media, online shopping, and chatting with friends and family. If this sounds like you, investing in a brand new computer with all the latest technology would be like buying a Ferrari to drive kids to hockey practice – it just doesn’t make sense! By choosing a refurbished computer from a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR), you can still accomplish all of your online tasks at a fraction of the cost.

Good for the environment

Did you know that the global community produces 40 million tons of electronic waste every year? That’s like throwing out 800 laptops every second. By purchasing a refurbished computer, you are helping to reduce this waste and make a positive impact on the environment.

Best standards and practices

When buying a used computer from websites like eBay, Kijiji, or Facebook Marketplace, there’s always a risk that the device hasn’t been properly repaired or updated, or may even have malware or other harmful software installed. As a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher, we take pride in thoroughly checking, reconditioning, and cleaning our products to ensure they meet the highest standards and practices. Additionally, most products at VIG come with a one-year warranty on parts and labour for hardware, giving you peace of mind and added protection. By choosing a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher, you can be confident that you are getting a high-quality, reliable product at an affordable price. If you have any questions about our status as a MAR, please don’t hesitate to reach out – we’re here to help.