Just the same with new smartphone models that come out every so often in the market, laptops are also released with newer and better packages every time. When you have already invested a chunk of your savings on a new laptop, you might feel later on that you want to get a newer one just because it looks a lot better, it is more powerful, it has more memory and also because of its trendy.
However, since laptops cost a lot of money, especially the good ones, you can’t keep on changing yours. Furthermore, unlike smartphones, it is a lot more complicated moving your files, downloading and installing programs and a whole lot more when you’re using a laptop. If this isn’t enough reason for you to stop yourself from buying a new one, here are more things you can keep in check to help you resist the temptation.
1. There will always be a new one that comes along.
No matter how perfect a new laptop that just came out seem to be, you must realize that there will always be a new one that comes along. If you always feel like changing laptops even yours is still perfectly fine just because you want a newer, better model, know that within months or even weeks from your purchase, an even newer and better model will come along.
2. Most laptops are upgradable.
Some MacBook models, particularly those in the retina display series, are no longer upgradable so you would have to be very sure about what you want upon purchase. However, if you have an older Macbook or even a new Windows laptop, know that you can always upgrade. If the battery runs low too quickly, you can change that. If you think your laptop is slow, you can have a larger RAM installed. You can also easily get an external hard drive if you think that you need more storage memory.
3. Better spend your money on programs and accessories.
Your Microsoft Office or Photoshop will work the same even on a brand new laptop as long as you update the program to the latest version. If you want better audio, invest on a new set of speakers instead. If you want other features, then look for other accessories and devices you can use with your laptop. Perhaps you can try out a 3D printer. It probably won’t cost as much as a new high-powered laptop but you can have loads of fun with your 3D printer as you create figures, models and even tiny souvenirs. You can even use your 3D printer for business especially since notmany people own one of these yet.
4. The value of a laptop depreciates through time.
Just like cars, gadgets and other electronics, no matter how much you upgrade your laptop, its value will depreciate. You will have a hard time or you may even find it impossible to resell it at a higher price compared to how much you purchase it. More often than not, people want brand new laptops and seldom would individuals want to resell their old laptops. And even if you think that the internet often saves you money, think twice because buying a new laptop means money going down the drain in more ways than one.