Is it Time to Upgrade Your PC?
Is your old computer not keeping up with what you ask it to do any more? Is your server struggling to handle the work load your business needs it for? Are your employees complaining that their computers are just too slow to accomplish anything? Maybe it’s time to consider upgrading your machine or even purchasing a new one. There are many reasons to consider an upgrade or a new machine, with the first one of course being speed.
Today’s computer technology is impressive both in terms of the speeds at which the machines are able to process information, as well as the speeds at which that information can be shared, transferred, or backed up. If your machine isn’t recent, you’re likely missing out on some of the speedy new technologies that have come out in recent years. Solid-state hard drives (SSDs) and USB 3.0 are two technologies available in new computers that offer substantial improvements in data transfer speeds. The SSDs allow computers to read and write information up to ten times faster than a traditional mechanical hard drive, and also significantly improve boot times. USB 3.0 makes backing data up to modern external hard drives much faster than before, often making backups run 3-5 times faster than before.
Performance isn’t the only reason to consider upgrading your machines either.
If you’re running an old version of the Windows operating system, such as Windows XP or Vista, you’re missing
out on a lot of modern technologies and software improvements that are being developed for more modern operating systems. New software that is developed for Windows 7 or 8 often times does not work on XP or Vista due to changes in how the operating system works. Also, Windows XP is at the end of it’s life cycle, with official support for the operating system ceasing in April of 2014. After that point, there will be no more security patches or fixes for XP, and any machines still running XP will become hugely vulnerable to exploits as time goes on. Purchasing a new computer with a modern operating system ensures that you will be kept up to date security wise, as well as having access to the latest and greatest software.
Old computers hold people back. They take forever to boot, they run slow, they leave you fighting with old, unsupported software, and they’re potentially vulnerable to viruses and hackers. Upgrading your machine can save you time and money as your productivity skyrockets and you rejoin the modern age of computing. Talk to one of our skilled technicians about what a new computer could do to improve your home or business computing needs.