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Having a laptop or desktop PC at home is essential in our daily lives, whether it's to get things done or for leisure. If you’ve had your computer for several years, you might be wondering if you should buy a new one. Computers don’t exactly have expiration dates and they can last for many years with the right care and maintenance.

To know when the right time to buy a new computer is, look at these signs that indicate it’s time for you to get an upgrade.

1. Your computer is slowing down

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As a computer gets older, it starts to slow down. While upgrades can help to repair some issues, they won’t solve all your problems. If you're finding that you’re wasting time waiting for your computer to boot and applications to launch, it’s probably time for a change.

2. Quick fixes are no longer effective

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The older your computer is, the more costly it will be to fix. As time passes, the designs of computer architecture become more advanced and sophisticated. If your internal components are older, you may also face compatibility problems when you try to upgrade them with newer hardware.

3. New apps can’t run properly

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Launching heavy software or playing the latest games may not work well if you’re still using old technology. Security software providers may also have stopped providing support for older versions of PC, leaving you vulnerable to virus and malware attacks. If you're experiencing all the above scenarios, it’s a good indicator to switch to a new computer. Latest laptops and desktops are significantly faster and more powerful, with smart security features that you won’t get in older models.

And you don’t even have to break your bank to replace your PC! HP has a wide range of laptops and desktops to suit your needs, usage and budget. Check out our latest PCs that are equipped with the latest processors, fast memory and large storage options.