Upgrade or Replace?

To be or not to be, that is the question…

My PC is getting slow, should I upgrade it or replace it? <- That is the question.

If your computer is 3 years old or less, I would upgrade it. You can usually add memory, replace the mechanical hard drive with an SSD, and be relatively speedy for the next few years. Here’s the cost breakdown:

Samsung 860 EVO 500GB Internal SSD is $77.99

Crucial 8GB DDR3/DDR3L 1600 MT/S (PC3-12800) Laptop Memory is $41.22
– OR –
Crucial 8GB Single DDR3L 1600 MT/s (PC3L-12800) Desktop Memory is $39.95

Your PC may be newer and use DDR4 memory. You can get it reasonably priced as well…

Crucial 8GB Single DDR4 2400 MT/S (PC4-19200) Laptop Memory is $41.21
– OR –
Crucial 8GB Single DDR4 2666 MT/s (PC4-21300) Desktop Memory is $33.95

You can see the hardware portion of the upgrade will probably cost you around $120. Typically your favorite computer person can install the hardware and clone your hard drive for less than $200.

Now, don’t go ordering your upgrade yet! We need to look at the specifics of your PC to determine what you have and what you can upgrade.

If that is more than you want to spend on an old PC, take a look at this Lenovo PC that I found on Amazon. You can customize the Memory and Hard Drive.

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