How often should I buy a new computer?
Depends on how you, your employees, or students are using the computer, issues you are encountering, and what you expect out of the computer. Typically, most total cost of ownership studies conclude that users should replace their computers at least every four years. Below are some different reasons that may help justify the new purchase or why you may want to wait.
If you checked three or more of the above boxes it's time to upgrade. If you were unable to check at least three of these boxes it may be in your best interest to wait a few more months before purchasing a new computer, until then you may want to upgrade.
Tip: A slow computer can be caused by different things that can often be fixed. Make sure to go through the slow computer troubleshooting page if your computer is just running slow.
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- See the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) definition for further information and related links.