Like many valuable things we buy, computers suffer from wear and tear over time. Our computers are particularly vulnerable as we have placed more and more demands on them every year. New machines have gotten faster, quieter, more reliable, and more capable over time. At the same time our own computers have begun to slow and sometimes even stop performing altogether. So how do you decide whether you should repair, upgrade, or replace your computer?
Repair or Replace Your Computer?
There are many ways to address the problem of a PC or Mac which isn’t quite performing up to the task anymore. Whether frustratingly slow or no longer working; we are happy to take a look. We can diagnose the condition and find a solution that works for you. Often times the simplest solution works best. A complex problem sometimes only needs a simple repair to get your home computer up and running like new again. Whether a small replacement part, loose wire, or bad connection; we will find and fix the problem to give your familiar, home machine a new lease of life.
Many computers come to us running slowly, taking a long time to start up, or freezing when trying to load files and programs. Often owners have reached their breaking point and become convinced the machine is fit for the scrap heap. In many cases, the problem can be pinpointed to a bottleneck in the system. A single, seemingly trivial, part can be holding up the entire system. Amazingly, upgrading just that one low-cost, single component can provide a cost-effective solution that makes the whole machine run like new again.
Solid State Drives
We often find simply adding an updated, faster hard drive (a solid state drive) can allow your computer to run up to ten times faster. Even a brand new computer with a standard hard drive will benefit from an upgrade to an SSD. We simply clone your information from your existing hard drive to a new SSD and install it into your computer, laptop, or Mac. It’s like getting a brand new computer at only a fraction of the cost.
We always look at all the options before giving advice about whether it makes sense financially and practically to replace your computer. The best solution in each case is always tailored personally to fit you and your own computer.
Give us a call at 732-914-8324 or schedule an appointment to discuss your computer issues. We’ll keep you informed about your machine and advise on the best course of action to get you up and running as quickly as possible.