How reliable is your equipment?

Is your laptop reliable?

A question I often here is ‘what makes a good laptop?’.

What are the good brands? When should I replace my device?

A lot has to depend on the person, how frequent you use it and what you do with it.

The person:

If you are lugging it around the centre of London every day and banging it on the side of a train when you get on and off, it isn’t going to last you very long.

To help with this I would recommend getting a reliable bag with extra padding, to help you carry additional equipment if required.

How frequent and how you use it:

If you use the laptop everyday with no sufficient cooling and you never power it down (I know so many that just put their device to sleep), I suspect it’s not going to last very long or eventually just get slower and slower as the demand for a restart is more apparent.

To help with this I would recommend keeping the device in a place with airflow, if the laptop gets hot let the fans do its job and assist with cooling it down. If using the device away from a heat source, and not doing very much on the device it should take a while for the fans to kick in.

If you find fans are always on or come on within a few seconds I would recommend checking the airflow, a quick blast of compressed air can help with that.


Why do you want to replace it? Is it business critical? Damaged?

Most laptops will last at least 3 years if you choose a decent manufacturer. I have worked in many companies who replace theirs around a 5-year period. Laptops in particular are costly to repair out of warranty so it is well worth replacing if damaged or has seen better days.

To speak to us about your hardware call CTS group on 01235 43200, where we would be happy to help with any requirement.