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Should I Upgrade my Laptop Or Buy a New One?

Your laptop is playing up. We’ve all been there. It’s being slow, not downloading files or not processing fast enough, and the fan sounds like it’s about to take off from Heathrow Airport. It’s time for a change, but how are you going to go about this? Well, in this article I am going to explain the two ways you can upgrade your laptop and what is better value, easier, and provides the best performance and reliability.

You Can Upgrade Your Laptop On Your Own

Usually, depending on the laptop,  it is possible to upgrade your laptop to become a lot faster and has a better response time, quieter and overall better however you’ll need some special types of screwdrivers for some parts, a sense of knowledge about how to take things apart or watch a tutorial about how to disassemble your laptop, you will also need to find out if your laptop is cable of a manual upgrade, for example, many laptops have a limit for how much Ram you can put into your laptop, or whether it takes an M.2 SSD or NVME, do you have the correct replacement parts and if you have that al sorted you need to be careful not to break anything, however, the benefits is that if you upgrade a laptop that’s somewhat old with a new SSD, more RAM, maybe even a new fan or keyboard, however, giving them a good clean should fix the issues off the bat. Advantages: You learn some new computer skills, its a lot cheaper than buying a straight-up new one, you get a sense of satisfaction of being able to fix or upgrade your laptop and you get to keep your old laptop with all your files without having to transfer all of it to a new machine, however, there are of course disadvantages to upgrading your laptop yourself. It can go wrong if you are not careful, one quick snap or rough touch or broken pin can cause some issues with you trying to upgrade your laptop, rendering it useless, for example, you could accidentally break the keyboard wire slots, which then would cost more money to replace or it’ll just leave you with a dead keyboard, or you could snap one of the slots for Ram meaning you cannot use one of the Ram Slots, the list goes on but with a steady hand it is possible and worth it, however, if your mot into getting your hands dirty with dust and screws everywhere, then buying a laptop sounds like the right move for you.

Buying a Laptop

Buying a laptop also has its advantages and disadvantages. Starting with the advantages, buying a laptop is usually a lot safer than trying to fiddle with the old one yourself. It’ll come with new, up-to-date specs already inbuilt for you and it’ll come with components that you can’t usually replace, such as the GP or CPU. Though it may be more expensive, it is less hassle, comes with a warranty and you don’t have to worry for a good few years till your next laptop upgrade. However, depending on the specs, brand and age, a new laptop with new specs can be costly. With just above average decent laptops starting at around £500, it makes you question, is it worth it? It all depends on what you want in a laptop. If it’s for office work and casual usage, then upgrading it yourself could be for you. However, if it’s for high-level processing like gaming or college/university work, then we would recommend buying a new laptop, or even if you have the money for it, buying a new but slightly lower spec laptop and adding some new parts to make it faster, and then you have yourself an up-to-date, high-spec laptop.

<< Before you leave, why not READ: “Refurbished Laptops, a better way to buy rather than new?”

 

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