Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Should I Buy New or Repair my Laptop? - The hard choice

IQ Computer Services specializes in computer repair, virus removal, hardware, software sales. One common question consumers ask is "Should I buy an new laptop or fix the one I have?" This is a personal decision involves taking several factors into account. IQ Computer Services offers affordable solutions for each choice. Let's examine some things to consider in order to reach the right decision for you.

  1. What is the problem with the laptop?
  2. How much will it cost to repair?
  3. What is my budget?
  4. Will this laptop meet my future needs if repaired?
  5. Does buying a new laptop benefit me more than repairing the current one?
  6. What will you do with your old laptop after purchasing a new one?
  7. Is there important information I need saved from the old laptop?
  8. Is it possible to recover important photos, music, videos, and documents from the old laptop?
These are some important questions to answer. IQ Computer Services can help answer some of them, but the final decision is up to you.

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1 comment:

  1. I've had this issue come up a year ago. A family member brought an Alienware laptop assuming that 'store brought' was the only way to go in buying a laptop. Months later he had it practically decimated by a virus AND faulty equipment.

    We tried to recover everything off it (even going through the BIOS, and Safe mode) but in the end it could barely stand to stay on for more than 2 minutes. Even after ghosting the system (giving up on recovering the files he had on there and just wiping everything clean) the thing was DOA.

    All that money spent on a popular name only to have to replace it a year later. I think he also didn't set up virus protection like he should've - adding to the poor thing crapping out! I bet if he asked for help sooner, or had virus protection on he'd still have it working fine.