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How to Choose Between a Computer Repair or Replacement June 19, 2018

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How to Choose Between a Computer Repair or Replacement, Brighton, New York

From communicating to shopping to working, computers bring a world of opportunity to people’s fingertips. However, when something goes wrong with the system, it can be alarming. Your first step is to contact a computer repair professional to diagnose the problem and provide a solution. In some cases, you may need to decide between a fix and a complete replacement. 

3 Factors to Consider When Scheduling Computer Repair or Replacement

1. Cost

There’s a significant cost factor associated with purchasing new computers. While many machines are available for discounted prices, you often sacrifice quality in the process—and may not have all the features you want. That can end up being more expensive in the long run, particularly if you end up spending a small fortune in applications and software that already exist on the current computer. If it’s possible to repair the problem for a reasonable rate, it’s more sensible to go that route.

2. Learning Curve

Rochester, NY computer repairIf it has been a while since you last purchased a computer, you may be surprised by the advancements built into newer systems. They may be impressive, but if you don’t need them, you may not want to spend any additional time learning these new features. However, age does affect how a computer works. Weigh how well the upgraded traits in a new machine might benefit you; if you regularly need computer repairs, it may well be worth purchasing a new one with upgraded features and speed.

3. Basic Setup

Setting up a new computer is not a simple task for everyone, especially if you have an extensive amount of data saved on the existing machine, from photographs to documents to music. If it’s not saved in a cloud-based environment, you may need to hire a data recovery professional to handle the transfer for you. Otherwise, it may be more convenient to simply repair the problem—and consider storing vital data to a hard drive or cloud for future situations.


For reliable cell phone, tablet, and computer repairs in Rochester, NY, turn to the experts at Microworx. These skilled technicians will improve your digital life, from data recovery to computer virus removal. No matter the scope of a computer’s problem, they’ll diagnose and resolve the issue. Visit their website or call (585) 271-0050 to learn more about their services.

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