You and your computer have shared some good times. You’ve done some traveling together; it’s been there for you when you needed to email your boss about that last-minute deadline.
You’ve sent emails, shared laughs and have spent countless hours checking out memes and cute cat photos.
Yet recently, you’ve started to notice that something is amiss.
Maybe it’s not working as fast as it used to—or maybe you’re getting a lot more error messages than you had in the past. Not to mention that you can’t even think of trying to run the latest apps and games—because you know you’re going to run into some problems.
Suffice to say, if your laptop, PC or MAC is starting to give you more grief than not, this may be a sign it’s time for an upgrade.
Things to look for
- First things first. If you can’t get your computer to connect to the internet unless it’s hard-wired to a modem or router, it’s time for an upgrade. Although these types of stone-age computers are quickly becoming a thing of the past, there are still a few relics out there. If your computer doesn’t have the ability to connect to wi-fi, it’s time to join the world of modern technology.
- Second, if your computer is buzzing or otherwise making strange noises, it runs painfully slow, or your monitor has a habit of crashing a lot—these are also signs that something isn’t quite right. It’s likely time for you to look for something new.
- If your laptop’s battery can’t seem to hold a charge for more than 15 minutes, this is a telltale sign you should start thinking about upgrading your system. A laptop battery should hold a charge for at least 6-8 hours, depending on what you’re using your laptop for. If it’s no longer portable because you need to constantly have it plugged into an outlet, it’s time for a new computer.
- Does it feel like it takes forever to boot up your system? If you can finish a meal between the time you power your computer on, and the time the startup software finishes loading, you should know this isn’t normal. Some newer, high-end laptops boot up in under 10 seconds! If yours feels like it’s booting at the pace of a sloth, it’s probably time for a new computer.
- Lastly, if your laptop weighs more than your toddler (you’re probably getting where we’re going with this….) Newer laptops, on average weigh less than six pounds. If yours is a heavy beast, it’s time to consider something new.
At Rocky Mountain Computer Specialists, we have decades of experience in helping people with all of their computer repair and networking needs. If you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your system and you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of a custom-built computer.