Computers are an important part of everyday life for most people, whether they're used for educational, personal, social or business purposes. Although they can be expensive, there are some organizations that provide refurbished computers at reduced costs. Listed below are some organizations that may be able to help you get a computer, as well as some places in Wake County that sell, repair or recycle/dispose of computers.
Low-Cost Computer Resources
Kramden Institute's mission is to end the digital divide. It provides free or low-cost, refurbished computers to students and nonprofits and offers basic digital literacy classes and training to people of all skill levels.
InterConnection refurbishes surplus electronics (primarily used computers) and provides them to individuals and organizations in need of technology.
CDI Computer Dealers
CDI Computer Dealers, Inc. provides quality IT hardware by offering refurbished computers and complementary devices at affordable prices.
Triangle Ecycling is a non-profit that collects computers and other electronics for recycling from businesses, organizations and individuals in the Triangle. Refurbished computers are donated and sold locally to help bridge the digital divide.
Computer Access Resources
Wake County Public Libraries
Wake County Public Libraries provide PCs running Windows 10 for public use at all library locations. These PCs can be used to access the internet, Microsoft Office, electronic research resources and a selection of other basic programs.
Wade Edwards Learning Lab
Wade Edwards Learning Lab provides access to computers for high school students.