Is it time for a new computer?

Computers are a bit like cars. You can keep them going almost indefinitely, but at a cost. But like cars, there will come a day when your computer dies, or is so outdated, that it needs to be replaced.

Question

When should you replace your computer?

Answer

  • When it can no longer be updated to the latest version of the operating system. It is important to keep up to date with the operating system, if you use your computer to browse the internet or for email.
  • When the cost of fixing the problem is greater than the cost of buying a new computer. Laptops may well wear out quicker than desktop computers.
  • If your computer is running so slowly and it is not economical to upgrade. However, the problem may well be unwanted software (malware) running on your computer, and all it needs is a detox.

 

 

Offers from Margot’s IT Support

Computer detox: £75

Computer upgrade for a faster laptop

Speed up your computer with a 1TB SSD and 8GB of Ram

An SSD is a solid state drive and is much faster than a conventional hard disk

1TB SSD and 8GB Ram with installation: £300. This is probably one of the most worthwhile upgrades you can do.

The old disk will be returned in a caddy, so you can used it for backup etc.

Desktop upgrade

Speed up your old desktop with a 1TB SSD and 8GB of extra memory: £300.

The old disk will be returned in a caddy, so you can used it for backup etc.



     

    Is your computer more of a tortoise than a hare?

    Running Windows 10?

    Does your computer take forever to start?

    In the story of the tortoise and the hare, the tortoise wins the race, but real life isn’t always like that. As far as computers go, hares are much better than tortoises.

    If the answer to both questions is YES and your computer (laptop or desktop) is less than 4 years old, then upgrading to an SSD (Solid State Drive) may well breathe new life into your computer and change it from a tortoise to a hare.

    You should not have time to make a cup of coffee while you wait for your computer to boot up. Replace the conventional hard disk in your laptop or PC with a large SSD, and suddenly, this computer that you have fallen out of love with becomes an object of desire, fast and responsive. Turn it on and it is there. You will need make your coffee BEFORE you switch on. Add some extra memory, and you will have a computer that will be the envy of all.

    Special offer from Margot’s IT Support

    Crucial 1TB SSD and upgrade to 8GB of memory: £300.

    Your old disk will be placed in an external drive casing, so you can use it for backing up your system.

    If you would like more information, complete this form and we will be in touch.



       

      Your Windows 7 PC is out of support

      If you are still running Windows 7, you will get this screen.

      So, what are your options?

      1. Ignore the warnings and continue using Windows 7. If you do so, make sure you have Anti-Virus installed, and you are not relying on Windows Security Essentials. This is not a recommended option.
      2. Upgrade to Windows 10. You will need at least 4GB of Ram, preferably 8, to run Windows 10. You can upgrade for free. But there may be some problems, especially for an older machine, and some printers and scanners may not be supported.
      3. Buy a new computer with Windows 10 already installed.
      4. Install a Linux based system to run alongside Windows 7.

      Whatever you choose to do, Margot’s IT Support can help. Get in touch for help.