There, I’ve mentioned it, Christmas.
Christmas is only around the corner and it’s normally the time when a lot of people think about buying a new PC/laptop or a tablet. However, before you rush out to buy the latest and greatest machine, there’s a few things to consider.
Age of your current PC/laptop?
If your current PC or laptop is only a couple of years old, is it really worth spending £400+ on a new peace of kit when you may be able to upgrade your existing machine for a lot less? There are a number of upgrade paths that you can take. These include:
• Solid State Drive: Yes, I know I keep going on about them, but they really are the future. I’ve had some machines booting up in 10 seconds or less.
• Windows upgrade: If you haven’t done so already, upgrading your PC/laptop to Windows 10 can also breathe new life into your machine.
Like everything else, you get what you pay for. A laptop that costs £250 brand new really isn’t going to last as long or be as powerful as a laptop that costs £400. I often see the cheaper laptops on my workbench within 12 months of purchase because they are running slow.
If you haven’t got a lot to spend on a new PC or laptop, have you thought about a refurbished machine? Refurbished PCs and laptops have to go through a series of tests to make sure they are in good working order. If any defective parts are found, they are replaced and once the computer or laptop has been tested and verified, it can be sold. Buying a refurbished PC or laptop can save you a significant amount of money.
Don’t forget the added extras
Something people often forget about is the added extras such as Antivirus, Microsoft Office and data transfer. Remember to keep these in mind if you are replacing your machine this Christmas.
If you need help buying a new machine this Christmas, or want to upgrade your existing one, please do not hesitate to give me a call on 01543 889 444 and I’ll gladly help.Share this post: