Surgery and slowing things down

You may have noticed I haven’t been very active these past few weeks. The reason for that is I recently underwent PRK eye surgery and I’ve been trying to take it easy while my eyes stabilize. Often times work keeps me out late and my night vision isn’t back to what it used to be.

It’s been about a month now since the surgery and things are already looking so much better, but some of my finer points of vision are still poor enough that I feel more comfortable taking things slow.

I will likely be keeping things pretty low profile for another month or so, and I appreciate your understanding during this time.

Still, I encourage you to contact me with any questions you have as you normally would, and I’ll try to answer or see how I can help.

Thank you.

How long should my computer last?

Ah, the age old question: How long my new computer last? Whether you’ve just purchased a computer, or you’ve received on as a hand-me-down, often times it’s hard to tell just how long your new machine will last you.

How do you know when it’s time to buy a new computer instead of fixing the one you have?

This question has entered your mind at some point. Likely while your once powerful computer struggled to load a web page, or froze trying to open a program it used to open with no problem.

You may be surprised to find that this is normal!

MotherboardExperts agree that a good computer will last anywhere from 3-5 years. The length depends on how good the computer was when you purchased it. Did you know that a lot of computers you find in stores may still be using processors from last year and not the newest generation? This is partly due to the fact that newer parts and processors are always hitting the market. For a manufacturer to fulfill a series of computers, they often make them with parts that have been on the market for a while. These parts are also usually more cost effective.

Speaking of, there are a few factors you can look at to get a general idea how long your computer will last. Find out what they are…

Value Service Guarantee

Value Service Guarantee

With our value service Guarantee If you order a service on sale and you additional service that falls under our $80 an hour charge, the amount of your first service’s non-sale price will be deducted from the first hour.

For example:

$40 Email Configure on sale for $20. If you needed additional service it would be:

 $80 for Service

$40 for Email Configure
$20 for Email Configure Sale Price
$60 for the first hour instead of $80 == 25% savings!

We’re Open!

Ballantyne Computer Services LLC is now Open and ready to serve Columbia, SC!

While you may still see the website and store change some, we’re ready to go! Reach out with your computer needs and we’ll get back to you with a solution that fits your needs.

If you don’t see something in the store that meets your needs, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask, there’s a good chance we can do it!

Also feel free to reach out to us at our official facebook!