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Why You Should Sell Old Laptops (Part One)

Appliances like refrigerators, toasters, microwaves and such don’t get replaced until they are broken. This same line of thinking goes with laptops. When we buy a laptop, we think that these machines will last forever, but in the back of our heads, we know this is not true. At one point in our lives, we’re going to have to replace our laptop with something new because it just can’t keep up with the times anymore. Technology like Blu-ray and Wi-Max are becoming standard, and if your laptop doesn’t have these features, you’re basically left in the dust. While you can certainly live without a fancy smartphone, you certainly can’t live without a computer that doesn’t run right. So what do you do? You sell your laptop that’s old and slow. Why? Here are reasons why: 1. It’s healthy for the environment. When you sell your laptop, you’re basically protecting the environment. Why? Because when you upgrade to a new one, you’re basically using technology that’s more efficient and optimized for better performance. Old laptops generally consume more power as time goes by, similar to old cars. They lose efficiency. Sure, old laptops and old cars can still work, but it’s not practical anymore. By switching to a more advanced and innovative laptop, you can save on energy consumption, and throw away those harmful batteries. Not only will you be helping the environment, but you’ll be helping your own health too. 2. There are more features Laptops today have more features crammed in for only the same price as laptops before. For example, a thousand dollar laptop today has more features and better hardware installed than a laptop sold in 2010. If you’re looking to play Blu-ray discs but your laptop doesn’t have that feature, then you’re in a problematic situation. By keeping up with today’s technological advancements, you’ll be able to continue with work easily.


Most laptops today have really high resolutions and better speakers. It’s all about picking the ones you like. If you have a favorite laptop model, you can buy an updated version of that. Most manufacturers release the same model, but with better hardware, such as Apple. 3. Keeping up with work Speaking of which, if you sell old laptops, you can increase your productivity tenfold. Modern laptops have better processors and video cards. The work you usually do will be faster, and you’ll be able to do other tasks as well. Having a laptop that can do plenty of things is a really nice investment. If you’re a video editor or a photographer, it is essential that you keep up with technology. You should take advantage of all the technology that’s laid out in front of you. Continuation In the next part, we’ll take a look at a few more reasons why you should sell old laptops, especially the one you own. You’ll be happy that you read the articles. Note: This article was first published in http://techgeek.typepad.com/blog/2012/05/why-you-should-sell-old-laptopspart-one.html


Why You Should Sell Old Laptops