New laptop, or component replacement?

Apr 2, 2021
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Hi there,

I have a 2016 Acer Aspire E5-575T, Inter Core-i5-7200U, 8gb RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 10 Home 20H2.

The display is dying and its slow to boot up, but once running I have no real complaints on performance. I'm considering replacing the display, and adding an SSD to put Windows on so that it starts faster - the cost of these upgrades will be around C$200 to 250. However, I could buy a new machine with a modern intel core processor for maybe three times that cost.

I'd like to get a few more years out of my existing machine, but would doing the upgrades be a false economy? Should I just bite the bullet now and go for a new machine with more modern spec?
 

Evary

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Feb 25, 2019
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If you already have no complaints about the performances while running, putting a SSD in there to make it boot faster is a no brainer, since those specs are still pretty solid. If there is space for 2 drives, you can just get a smaller SSD, reducing the cost.

You can probably get a few more years out of this machine.
 

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