Compatible Computer Services
When is it time to send your computer to the junk pile?
When do you decide its time for a new car?
It’s the same with computers. First, what kind of use do you get
out of your computer?
If you notice your computer is not as "quick" as it used to be then buy a new computer or look at the following ideas:
Technology speeds double every 18 months. If you are a medium to heavy user then, after three years, your new computer could be ready for the old age home.
Clean or Service your computer:
Share your computers:
You can do the same in your office. If you have 9 computers, don’t buy 9 computers, wait a few years and buy 9 more. Buy 3 computers every year for your three heaviest users, the accountant, the graphic artist and the President, and pass their three systems to the next three heaviest users and so on. That way your heavy users always have the fastest computers and your more modest users will be well served by “last year's model”. A service technician can help with that for a lot less than a new computer.
What about upgrades? The quick answer is more memory and larger hard drives make sense, processors and motherboards don’t. A service technician can help you with this.
Stay away from refurbished computers!
Yes they cost less. So do old cars. A four year old computer is like a
ten year old car - kind'a like "dog years". Many refurbished
computers are computers that were leased 3+ years ago by a company and
returned at the end of the lease. So they are already 3+ years old. On
average, computers start breaking down after 3 years.