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Knowing When it's Time to Replace Your Computer

By Guest Blogger(view all posts by ChristopherB)
at 11:56AM Friday December 24, 2010
under Shop Smarter

Some people love buying a new computer. Others dread this process. Even though you may be tight with your money and dreading buying a new unit, there are times when this makes sense.
Time is money, right? If you find yourself spending hour after hour, fixing your computer and trying to get it to work, you are wasting a lot of time. In turn, you may also be missing the opportunity to earn more money. This is particularly true among those who use their computer to complete work related tasks. In the long run, buying a new computer that does not require constant troubleshooting could save you a lot of time while helping you earn more money.

Many of those thinking about replacing their computer feel this way because their system has slowed down and performance is lagging. Did you know that this could be caused by everything from a virus to spyware? As you can imagine, using a computer with spyware installed is a bad idea. Not only does this negatively affect system performance, but you are jeopardizing personal and financial information. Is this a risk you are willing to take?

Finally, some old computers are so far out of date that they are unable to run the latest software. In turn, you are holding yourself back from taking advantage of the latest and greatest in terms of computer technology.

Fortunately, replacing your old computer is more cost effective today than ever before. Did you know that you can find a new laptop or desktop for around $300? This may not be the most advanced machine, but if you want something new it is the way to go. Along with this, you have more options than ever. From Windows machines to the many offerings from Apple the choice is yours.

What do you think? Is now the time to replace your old computer?

Chris Bibey is a freelance writer and internet marketing consultant based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has two books in print, and is working on a third. Chris manages a popular freelance writing blog, while also writing for sites such as and MoneyCrashers.