Q Should I repair or replace my notebook/laptop or PC?
This depends on the age of the notebook and how problematic it has been since you’ve owned it. Anything over 6 years, we usually wouldn’t bother, but contact us, that is not set in stone.
Also, note that any computer older than the 8th Generation Intel CPU probably won’t run Windows 11. Some 6th and 7th Gen and AMD CPU’s can run Windows 11 with some tweaks. There are always exceptions!
One of these is if it’s just a hard disk that is failing, we can drastically increase speed by installing an SSD and not only repairing the notebook but making it actually run faster than when it was new.
It’s usually not worthwhile upgrading computers or notebooks if they have existing problems with their screens or keyboards or any ports on the device.
Excerpt from an article by PC World:
“Once you have a diagnosis and an estimate, how do you decide if the repair is worth the money?
Answering these questions will help:
What would a new laptop cost? Some say that if the repair cost is more than one-third the cost of a relatively comparable, brand-new laptop, your money is better spent on the new computer. Consumer Reports says if the repair is over half the cost of a replacement machine, don’t repair it.
Here’s another way to look at it: Would a replacement laptop offer you at least two important features or benefits your ailing portable doesn’t? Examples might include a lighter weight, longer battery life, a built-in Webcam or cellular modem, or an ExpressCard slot. If so, that should factor into your decision.”