How to Speed Up Your Aging PC and When to Replace It

How to Speed Up Your Aging PC and When to Replace It

Computers: What would we do without them? Many of us take these devices for granted day in and day out, whether we use them to finish a presentation or watch a show on Netflix. Even though they're marvelous machines, we still find reasons to get angry at PCs. Maybe the Internet is not fast enough or simple functions seem to lag. So the question is: Is it time to replace your computer? Or can you give it a boost and keep it for a few more months—or even years?

A computer is sort of like a car. Once you get one, you stick with it for a few years, until it breaks or something significantly better comes along. Unlike smartphones and tablets, which are typically replaced on a yearly or bi-yearly basis, PCs can last a lot longer in the current computing landscape. Before you go ahead and dump your aging PC, let's break a few things down. Here we'll primarily discuss laptops and desktops. And for the sake of the argument, we'll include tablets in the notebook (or ultraportable category), though you can't really mess with this particular type of product when it comes to replacing its innards. Read on to help make a judgment call about your PC.

How to Speed Up Your Aging PC and When to Replace It

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