Why a New PC Should be an Investment
If you’re looking to get a new PC, you can’t look at it in terms of cost. A new PC is not just a sunk cost that’s needed to run a business – it should be thought of as an investment.
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, an investment is “the act of putting money or effort into something to make a profit or achieve a result.”
That is the key here – your new PC should offer you a return that pays non-literal dividends on the money that you initially spent on it. The return that your PC offers doesn’t have to just be an economic value. In fact, unless you are a crypto-miner, the return will almost definitely be less tangible than cash. The type of return that you get will depend on the purpose you are using the PC for.
Taking this approach and looking at a PC as an asset means that you won’t simply go for the quickest, easiest, or cheapest option, but understand the different ways that a new PC can impact your business, so choose the best system for you.
The processor core and speed clock of a new all in one PC compared to an old laptop is drastically different. When your computer is old, not only the processor core and speed clock will impact its speed. Its battery functionality, random access memory, and hard drive integrity will all impact speed and are common causes for poor load speeds in older computers with completely fine CPUs.
Therefore, buying a new PC can be looked at as an investment in your time. A machine is very valuable if it saves you the time that you would spend waiting for your old computer to turn on, load a webpage or open an application, which most people do tens or hundreds of times a day. This becomes time that you can spend doing something that has actual value.
Lower Maintenance Costs
Outdated tech can be quite expensive to maintain. Think of it like a car or a home – these pieces of technology require very expensive maintenance over time. Computers are similar, but high-tech ages at a much faster rate. It costs nearly double to fix a system that’s over four years old compared to a new system. A newer PC will not only save you that time spent waiting for a computer to complete its functions but save you both time and money that would be wasted if you are waiting for an older computer to get repairs. Being on top of your computer replacement schedule can help you to avoid surprise costs.
Newer PCs are compatible with a wider range of software and applications. This means that you get more possibilities to use your computer as a tool for your benefit. You can get the most out of your investment if it is in a PC that has the space and power to run any application you might need to improve your business.
A new PC is also likely to offer increased security, as it can run the latest operating system (so enjoys all the new patches) and has the processing power to run multiple security systems.
This means it can be looked at as a security investment that secures your valuable personal data. If you use your computer to work, it is also protecting all of your business details that you likely don’t want falling into the wrong hands.