Should I Fix My Laptop or Buy a New One?

In our last blog post, we asked, “Is It Cheaper to Repair or Replace a Phone?” Today, we want to discuss the same subject but apply it to our computers. We’ve all been there when our desktop isn’t working like it used to, or we drop our laptop and this fall is the one that breaks it. Accidents happen, and eventually, our devices show their age — these things are inevitable. However, it doesn’t make the decision of whether to repair or replace your computer any easier.

Stay tuned to learn more about how to decide what to do with your computer next. However, if you know you want to invest in repairs, visit the Fix My Gadget website.

Should I Repair or Replace?

Deciding whether or not to replace your computer is a big decision due to the cost, as well as a plethora of other factors to consider including functionality, data transfer and needs, and much more. One of the best ways to decide your next step is to take your computer to a computer repair expert like Fix My Gadget. We can help you decide whether repairs or complete replacement would serve your needs best. However, here are some thoughts and/or questions that we usually present to our customers to help them decide.

How Old Is the Computer?

If your computer is brand new, often a repair is one of the best options for getting your computer up and running again. However, if your computer is more than a few years old, then it might be time to think about a replacement. Because of the advancements in technology, even computers that are only a few years old can be outdated. However, in some cases, an older computer can still serve your needs depending on what you need it to do for you.

Is the Price of Repairs Worth It?

In some cases, the cost of repairs may be exceptionally lower than the cost to buy a whole new computer. However, in other cases, it may be incredibly high and could rival that of a new system. Decide what option is best for you based on your budget as well as the performance you need from your computer.

Will It Be Reliable?

If you use your computer frequently and need a reliable Mac or PC for your job, side hustle, or Twitch career, then you must think about whether the needed repairs will still provide you with a reliable computer. For example, if you have a mobile lifestyle, your laptop won’t hold a charge, and there is nothing that can be fixed on it, then you might want to consider a replacement. However, sometimes a battery change can be a relatively cheap and easy fix for this issue.

You don’t have to make the decision between laptop repair or computer repair on your own. If your computer isn’t working like it used to, bring it into Fix My Gadget, and we will run full diagnostics on it and provide you a full report of how it is functioning. Our certified technicians would love to help you have a computer that you can rely on and will love no matter the solution. Call or stop at our Peoria location today!