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When should you get a new computer? How old is too old for a computer?

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I still routinely use computers that are around 10-13 years old.

I'd say it's time to get a new computer when it can no longer run the programs you use or breaks for good. How old is too old? Maybe Windows XP era or older. Vista and newer machines seem to run Windows 10 fine, especially after adding RAM and an SSD.

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I'd say generally around the area of 5-10 years, or when your computer won't run what you want it to anymore. Or of course when it breaks...

 

I mean my computer is about 8 now, and it's been running fine since it got a thorough dusting a few months ago. 

 

As for how old is too old, there really isn't an answer to that, it sort of depends on personal preference. My dad's got a 20 year old laptop working fine with a relatively new version of Linux, though somebody like me would have needed a new computerm twice over in that time.

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About 6-8 years, but that is if they broke down a little earlier. I've gotten through two including my newest one so far.

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When smoke comes out the back? Seriously, when you want to start gaming and such, you need a fast computer and a good graphic card. I don't game, so as long as video plays smoothly, I'm happy with my six year old clunker.

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I would say, once it reaches the point where doing the most basic of tasks is tedious and near impossible. My grandfather has had the same working  desktop since 2005, so I'm sure keeping a computer for that long is very possible.

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I recently switched to Mac, but I'd say it's probably time to replace them when Apple stops releasing macOS versions for them. This seems to be about 7-8 years which is about when people replace their TVs.

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Probably 6 years and over is the time to buy a new computer even though it depends on the type and how well built it is. Of course, if you don't want to buy another one yet, you can always up rage yours a little.

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When it just feels like time to upgrade for you,

like getting more games on it, or just it's too slow,

you figure out from your usage,

for example, I feel I need to upgrade from my shit 3 yrs old acer, but a macbook pro user would find their PC perfectly fine for the next atleast 5 years 

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I only get new computers after the old ones break. :nom: Believe it or not, I've had to get two new computers in just the past year, both reasons being for the screen cracking. I still can't believe they can be so fragile that all it takes to crack them is a little headphone. :dry:

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