How Often to Replace Laptop?
Hi, my name is Andrew Jacksmith, from Washington DC and is an owner of a software programming company. Also, I love to share my knowledge and experience with people around the world by writing blogs and articles for various websites. While, working for this website, whatlaptops.com, we come across many questions from our readers. Last week, one of our regular readers was concerned about replacing his laptop.
Also, I attend workshops and try to educate and get educated by others. It is a continuous process and I believe that we should be always open to educate others and to learn from others as much as we can. Every single moment we have a lot to learn from our surroundings and especially in the world of information technology, the opportunities are vast and depths of knowledge are mesmerizing.
This is the year 2019 and we are moving towards the hi-tech future. With the passage of time and a lot has changed in terms of technologies and advancements, especially in the IT sector. Technology has been taking part in every sector of life and we can’t deny the ease and help we are getting now from the use of technology, in comparison to old times. From home to offices, we are taking help and its now always a step ahead with no going back.
The most important thing we have and the core of this huge technological revolution, our computers.
From huge room-sized computers to now palm size touch screen laptops, computers were there, computers are here in driving seat to steer our progress in every aspect of life. At home, schools, offices, hospitals, airports, markets, etc. everywhere and everything is having an impact or using computerized help in somewhat form to be sure.
And being the owner of a software programming company, I’m in a perfect position to realize the impact and need of computers in our life. Even at home, we possess our personal laptops to keep our stuff and data.
How Often to Replace Laptop?
In earlier days we had PCs, workstations and now due to reliability and portability laptops are taking and substituting very speedy. They are small in size, yet offer a great computing power with perks of being portable and user-friendly. But there is one thing people usually forget about technology, and that is the digital life period of the product.
Many people may not believe it but yes, like living creatures, even computers, and all other technologies cannot serve you for the whole life. They have a certain time period to survive all the wear tear and at one time for sure, they simply cannot move forward with us. They do indicate some signs before they give up but we usually ignore or keep on updating its software and hardware components, which usually cost sometimes more than a new laptop itself.
Meanwhile, despite all of these efforts, there is a specific level even after upgrading and updating a computer. Once it reaches that level, it is done completely, no matter what you do or wanted to do, that’s the end of your laptop.
Today we will discuss the potential signs from which you should get the realization that your laptop is in danger of getting off the grid and you should start considering to buy a new laptop as soon as possible.
But before we begin, keep this in mind that none of the laptops are invincible. They will never ever last forever no matter how hard you try. They are not built to last longer. And even they manage to, they will face a lot of lack of support in terms of getting along with newer versions of software like MS Word, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
You just cannot run newer software and manufacturer support for older versions definitely discontinued after a time to increase the market of new updated software. The point when your laptop is no longer able to run the newest version of windows or update, it is a clear sign to move on and to buy a new laptop.
As per the researchers and professionals, you should replace your laptop after every 3-4 years and desktop within 4-5 years. Especially if you using them in your business so, you can keep the flow of business intact without facing a major pause due to technical issues.
Personal laptops or PCs at home may survive a bit more as nothing much is required from them other than emailing, listening to music and maintaining personal data. But, also there are people who use laptops for gaming purpose which means they are using maximum resources of laptop due to the immense pressure of rendering and running of a video game. So it just multiplies the wear and tear.
Gradually but constantly your laptop is underwear tear and depreciates in a pattern and after it reaches its maximum time span, it starts to show the sign, which you should look out very carefully to determine the exact state of your laptop.
Following are some of the signs to alarm yourself about the laptop condition:
- It starts to work slowly and keep lagging very frequently, even when there are not processes or work on the way. Programs freeze a lot and you got no option left other than to turn off or restart the system. Initially, we all may consider these issues are connected to the failure of operating system and we usually opted to reinstall the new operating system, but in our described scenario, it proves to be of no gain and such errors continue to repeat again and again.
- A blue screen often appears related to systematic crash during running a program is a clear sign that your laptop’s motherboard is in danger of getting damaged.
- White flickers, pixel distortion, and black screen errors are also signs of doom.
- Lagging and long mouse cursor freezing while switching from one program to another.
- Slow file transferring speed as compared to the previous time.
- A system taking so much time while booting up.
- Not only systematically, but the constant increase in system heat levels are also the indication of your motherboard having a breakdown. Usually, laptop gamers face such problems because of high CPU usage and many people don’t pay attention in clearing the vents of laptops, and also the circulation air below and around the laptop to let CPU fan suck the air and pass it to inner laptop components to make sure that their temperature remains minimal.
At this point, the question arises in our mind usually, and it is the point from where either you get distracted or you get the right decision to make. And the question is to ask yourself: Should I upgrade my Laptop or to buy a new one simply?
In laptops, well frankly speaking you cannot do much in terms of upgrading because hardware updating is not what laptops are designed for. Maximally you can upgrade its RAM, which proves to be in no gain when the series of above events start to happen.
And replacing motherboard is not a cheap option at all. So, it is the best option to change and buy a new laptop. You should not delay it. Especially if your laptop is not personal and it is related to your business, so the rhythm of work doesn’t get a break. You can also go for a refurbished laptop, I have used a couple of these laptops and they work just perfect.
My personal opinion and strategy on this are that I have already developed a Mandatory Replacement Policy, so everything remains in a proper manner. After the time period of every three years, I change the laptops of my office and it significantly helped me in the cost of repairs. I sell my older laptops and find a good price for them and reinvest with the help of some additional funds to buy new laptops.
More cleverly I always look for promotions and sale campaign on Amazon to find great laptop deals and it’s always very helpful for me.
For your help, here is the list of top 3 best-budgeted laptops available at Amazon as follows:
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A powerful laptop with some extra features to stop it from getting affected by having a drop, water resistant and spill resistance keyboard as well, this device is a serious business.
Alongside with huge computing strength of Intel Celeron N3060 processor with 2M cache, up to 2.48 GHz, storage 16 GB and 11.6 inches HD anti-glare display and battery life up to 10 Hours. It can be rotated up to 180 degrees and comes up with a price tag of 162.47 USD.
I Hope that I have guided and answered your all queries in this article, and instead of getting confused or instead of wasting time in finding a cure for some incurable problems, you will take a right step on the right time to buy a new laptop. Stay Blessed.
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