If your PC is more than 5 years old, then it could be the time to upgrade your computer. If it is slow, crashing or you suspect it is infected with viruses or malicious software then it could be more cost effective to purchase a replacement.
Now is the time to consider a new computer.
WHY, because some repairs and upgrades are simply not cost effective. With today’s multi-core processors and large hard drives, running most programs is now possible. You can now watch or burn DVDs or listen to music, without the need to wait for the PC to catch up. Graphics are smoother and games play faster.
However, before you make the leap and buy a new shiny computer think about what operating system (OS) it has. If it is the latest model then it will come with Microsoft Windows 8. This operating system looks and works very differently to Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. If your printer or other hardware is also more than 5 plus years old then you need to ensure they will work with your new ‘toy’. When you discuss your requirements with a dealer make sure you tell them what devices you already have. The same applies to software programs that you may have.
Those of you who like to use Windows XP will be dismayed to find that you can no longer buy a computer from the high street with XP installed.
All is not lost if you want a Windows 7 computer, some independent companies can still get you branded computers with it installed, and it uses the latest technology. Always purchase anti virus software when you buy a new PC as this will give you some protection when going online for the first time.
Remember to back up your precious data, photographs, or music to an external device before you copy data to your new computer.
ChalkHill Systems can offer you independent advice about your specific requirements. Call us on 01737 845980 for more information.