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…