Upgrade or New?
got a few old Win9x PC's still running on your LAN, doing their jobs,
but you're thinking of giving the user an early Christmas present. The
question is- do you upgrade the PC, or check the budget to see if you
allocated funds for a new purchase?
Show me the money!
just a money issue? One school of thought says so- and if you've already
got a monitor, keyboard and mouse, why spend $$ on new ones? So you
choose to upgrade.
the studies and get prices from the local vendors for the required
parts- new motherboard, new hard drive, memory, cpu, video card. That
should do it.
product comes with its own warranty, so you're covered.
bigger question is- do you have the internal IT resources to track and
handle all the issues which may arise out of incompatibilities or
failures? Even if you did have the resources, do they have the time?
Dept's opt to increase the memory or a larger hard drive to lengthen the
life of existing systems, depending on the users' requirements.
purchase usually covers the whole system in terms of warranty, drivers,
troubleshooting, etc. As a whole, it's a lot easier to troubleshoot
and repair new systems.
word to the wise
have nothing against "clone/no-name" systems, if your vendor will offer
you at least three (3) years' 'phone and on-site support for your
existing hardware & software, go for it.
many years of experience dealing with just about any brand and no-name
PC out there, EZNeTT recommends new
Dell PC's and Peripherals.