Signs you may need a new notebook
There comes a point in the life cycle of a notebook computer when it's time to simply let go. Users may depend on their laptops for any number of reasons, but working with a device that is past its prime could cause stored information to be lost.
Fortunately, there are numerous signs that end users can look out for that demonstrate it's time to purchase a new computer.
The most significant is overall performance. Over time, a notebook may become so clogged with all sorts of files, folders, documents and software that its performance is affected. And as memory fills up, the speed at which the device works may slow to the point where keeping track of load times could require an hour glass.
Next, users should keep an eye on battery life. The number of hours in a battery's life will also begin to degrade after several years of constant use. If you notice that a laptop can no longer sustain a charge while unplugged, it may be time to trade up to a new model.
There are other, decidedly less subtle, signs that a laptop has met its maker. For example, a device is all but useless should the motherboard break down. Though the hard drive is still in working order, the motherboard powers the whole computer.