April 20, 2021

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When is the right time to upgrade your laptop?

The laptop is an integral part of our lives. Its versatility and portability make it one of the widely used gadgets. No matter you are an engineer, a doctor, a teacher, or a student, a laptop makes your tasks much easier. However, a laptop is after all a machine and is subject to degradation. As a result, your laptop might not be performing the way it used to. Here are the symptoms that will tell you to think about upgrading your laptop.

1) Over-heating

When a laptop gets older, it develops heat-related issues like the chassis getting abnormally hot. This symptom happens simply due to the aging of the internal parts, and the strain they’ve been under over the years of usage. In budget laptops, the cooling system is not optimal forcing more than the required stress on the components. Many laptops don’t have a design that can be opened easily. Heating also impacts the functioning of the device. Thus, upgrading your laptop is the most certain solution.

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Over-heating
Over-heating

2) Flat battery

With time, the capacity of the battery declines. As a result, the longevity of the battery may not be as much as when you buy your laptop. You may hardly run your laptop for ten minutes before it needs to be plugged in. Replacing the battery may appear as an easy way out. But, nowadays, most laptops don’t have a battery that can be easily replaced. The overall cost over the long-term will not be beneficial. Thus, buying a new laptop of desired specs is the right choice.

Flat battery
Flat battery

3) Portability issue

Generally, old laptops are heavier and ergonomically less-favourable. The contemporary notebooks are much thinner, lighter, and more portable. So, if you are a person who has to travel or make frequent trips, buying a new laptop will surely ease out your lifestyle. Moreover, you will get a bonus of enhanced battery life that will last longer. The heavier the laptop, the more effort you have to make while taking it to your workplace or upstairs. Thus, a new laptop will also enhance your productivity.

Portability issue
Portability issue

4) Hard drive hang-ups

This is the most common issue faced by people with old laptops. The hard-drive is an electro-mechanical device that is not only slow but also wears out. As a result, after a few years, it starts freezing leading to unexpected shutdowns. The errors like Blue Screen of Death (DSOD) obstruct your work and kills the task without saving it. Contrary to this, the contemporary laptops come with Solid-State Drives (SSD) that are much faster and have a longer life. So, if you are tired of waiting for your system to resume, this is the right time to grab a new laptop for yourself.

Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) error
Hard drive hang-ups

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