Julie over at Gear Diary has a great post this morning on the reasons why upgrading your computer right now might not be the best idea. Head on over and check it out.
Overall – she is right. The deals right now, might not be what you really need and there are a lot of things one can do to increase performance on a PC or Laptop.Â Scanning for malware, spyware, etc can increase performance right away. (I couldn’t tell you guys how many times people have had me look at their PCs and just running Spybot fixed the majority of their issues.)
So if like a lot of people, you are toning down the Christmas list, Julie makes some really good points as to why a new computer might not need to be the top thing on your list. (That being said… there is certainly a point when a PC is *not* worth fixing or upgrading. Recently took a look at a Win98 machine and the only recommendation was to keep an eye out for a new one.)