Should I repair my PC or replace it?

To repair or replace, that is the question. I watch people contemplate this decision daily. Their PC has broken. Parts and labor bring the bill to nearly $100. They look across our store and see that for less than $200 they can get a better PC with a year long warranty. What to do?

There is much to consider. What about all the applications you have loaded on your PC. Assuming your troubles are hardware and not OS related, fixing your PC leaves all your software in tact. There’s nothing to re-install, just put it back where it was and go back to work.

Buying a new PC may make better financial sense. After all, $200 will buy a darn good computer at Ali Computer Repair and it comes with a warranty that assures you’ll have no repair bills for a year. It’s probably better and faster than your old one, so why not?

If there is any truth to the saying time is money it is certainly applied here. Anyone who has had to start from scratch with a new PC understands how much time is involved setting the new machine up. Few of us have that extra day it will take to locate and re-install all the software needed to do what we do. There will be that scratched or missing CD or the application that has reached it’s limit to the number of installs.

I was told yesterday that Office 2013 is now a single use application. If you are going to install it a second time you will need to prove to Microsoft that your old machine broke. One source said that, even then, you could only re-install the software if the computer had broken under warranty. Yikes!

Then you are left with that old PC to dispose of and the data on your old hard drive. You can’t exactly set that by the curb. I realize I have left you with more questions than answers. That was my intention. You will need to think through the repair or replace dilemma on your own considering everything I mentioned and make a decision that best fits your situation.

Whichever you decide to do we are here to help. Ali Computer Repair has full service repair for all brands of computers and laptops and can sell you a PC or laptop at a price you just might not believe.