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Re: Geek Squad...
Posted by Ellie
on 9/18/2020, 2:28 pm, in reply to "Geek Squad...
It all depends on what you started with. A shoemaker can take an old worn shoe and make it look pretty good and wearable but it's rare that it will look as good as when it was new. Progress in technology is ongoing in every phase of what we use, some things faster than others and when they say that a new computer is obsolete from the day it was purchased is accurate. The average lifespan satisfaction is roughly 3-4 years in my experience, not that the equipment isn't usable but it may seem sluggish. In that interim, it's hardware components may have been upgraded several times, system software and connectivity too. I have tapered down what I buy these days but all of my past machines ran about $3000 and if I were to buy a machine today that was advanced enough to expect longevity, it would still be in that range. A low end computer or tablet usually has limitations unless technically savvy enough to switch out components and most of the time not worth the effort.
I went into a long-winded discourse of my philosophy on equipment..you have not mentioned what you are experiencing. I am sitting with at three pieces of less expensive computer equipment right now, all working and updated as far as they can be, that I can't even give away. They are too outdated, even a smart phone is more advanced. I use a desktop as my main computer even though I swore I'd never go back to one because of its bulk. It's at the three year mark but its advantage is that most of its components can be switched out if feasible.
You got lucky in that there was no charge in "fixing" your computers. I suspect that there was no more involved than reinstalling software or using a more advanced "cleaning" tool to get rid of extraneous stuff. If they are still not performing correctly, go for a new one.
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