There’s no magic Formula, unfortunately. If you hear someone say that they know the right number for when exactly you need to change your laptop or desktop computer, then it’s a good idea to keep a small basket. Not all cases are the same, company from company differs, while very important role plays the way you treat this valuable tool; whether or not you’re taking care of it properly.
So how do you know it’s time to say goodbye to the PC that kept you company all these years? The biggest and best test is summed up in just one question: Are its problems repaired or not?
Several computers run almost as new after a format or by increasing their RAM. If, however, your laptop or desktop has become extremely slow, it no longer supports modern applications and new operating systems, or even worse has some serious damage (broken screen, motherboard destroyed) that its repair costs disproportionately much compared to what it will offer; then, yes, it’s time to change the computer. In fact, sometimes even skilled technicians cannot repair the damage. The PC is completely burnt.
If we had to give an average of which time is ideal to change a computer we would say that, according to measurements made, this time is usually set at five years. Of course, as we mentioned earlier, this depends on the manufacturing company, the proper maintenance (if you have never cleaned your computer internally, you will greet it much faster than you think) but luck as well, since no one can predict the catastrophic accidents.
In fact, it is a good idea to check the warranty on your equipment, as companies are often responsible for repairs even after three or four years, a condition that may prove salvageable.
Finally, it’s all about value-for-money: Before deciding to change your computer, do a careful market research as well as repair or upgrade costs. Maybe you have a desktop that with small additions that will work like new.