More cleaning.. Happy New Year, Hello 2018!

United States
December 31, 2017 11:39pm CST
I've had my laptop for over 3-4 years now. I'm thinking its time for an upgrade. I went to go look at new laptops the other day and boy have the prices increased! I don't think I'll buy a new laptop immediately now, but probably in September when there will be deals during the Back to School event where you'd get a headphone with laptop purchase (Apple). How often do you upgrade/change laptop or computers? For now, I am going to delete unnecessary documents, photos and clear out things I no longer need. I am a homebody for New Year's Eve. It's 9:40 PM here in California, but hope you all have a wonderful New Years and Hello 2018!
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@LadyDuck (157634)
• Switzerland
1 Jan
My laptop is 3 years old, I use my desktop most of the time and I upgrade the hardware time by time, adding a new more powerful graphic card, a more high capacity HD and so on. This is the beauty of a desktop toward a laptop. Of course you must know what you do.
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• United States
1 Jan
My cousin who has the same laptop as I do, told me about how he recently upgraded his hard drive. He said it also improved the temperature of the laptop. Since his/my laptop is older now (it gets hot quicker, so I have a cooling pad). I may ask him to do it for me. He told me it was like $100 or so, not bad. I also have a desktop but I'm hardly home to use it so I allow my mom to use it.
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@LadyDuck (157634)
• Switzerland
1 Jan
@infatuatedbby he new Hard Disk for the laptops are not expensive. Removing the cover to change it also allow to clean the fan, that is the cause of the overheating.
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• United States
2 Jan
@LadyDuck I will have to do that. :) Mine is old now.
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@JohnRoberts (57135)
• Los Angeles, California
1 Jan
Have a great New Year.
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• United States
1 Jan
Happy New Year
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@cacay1 (32915)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jan
@JohnRoberts , Happy New year, Robert.
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@jstory07 (67168)
• Roseburg, Oregon
1 Jan
I use my laptops until I can no longer use them.
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• United States
1 Jan
I have in the past. This one is getting a little old. I'd still use it, but I'd like another one later on.
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@nomus24g (22973)
• India
1 Jan
I am not an Apple fan...I have 2 lappys...1 Dell another Lenovo...I guess Lenovo is giving better output than Dell...
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• United States
2 Jan
I've had Dell & Lenovo in the past =P
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@nomus24g (22973)
• India
2 Jan
@infatuatedbby I had HP in the past...that was horrible...
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• United States
2 Jan
@nomus24g oh yes i agree
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
1 Jan
I've only had 2 laptops, both of which my bf got me . They are certainly exspensive though.
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• United States
1 Jan
I've went through a handful of laptops in the past. Laptops for whatever reason are a no go for me - they always either got a virus or overheated. But the one I have right has been wonders! No issues what so ever, so I'll be getting a new one. But not immediately now, toward the end of the year. Very sweet of your boyfriend to get the laptops for you
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
1 Jan
@infatuatedbby he had the money, we didn't for why he did. but I'm glad. I loved my old one, but this one is light blue . too bad it seems he ruined the speakers on it the last time he was here!
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• United States
2 Jan
@Courtlynn awww! hope you can fix the speakers
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@sunrisefan (17923)
• Philippines
1 Jan
Happy new year, Ms. Michelle!
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• United States
2 Jan
Thank you!! Happy New Years. I cannot believe its 2018!
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@sunrisefan (17923)
• Philippines
2 Jan
@infatuatedbby You must believe hahahaha!
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• United States
3 Jan
@sunrisefan I cannot believe!
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@moffittjc (43010)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Jan
My Apple laptop is heading into its 5th year, and still going strong. I was just thinking that I probably need to backup everything on it in case something goes wrong! And I'm sure it's slowed down somewhat since I first bought it, but to me it feels like it still runs as fast as the day I bought it!
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• United States
2 Jan
I totally need to back up too.. I did awhile ago when I got a scare but Apple fixed it. But since then I haven't. I really do need to. My cousin who has the same laptop as me, changed his hard drive and that made his laptop faster & his laptop doesn't get hot quicker. I may have him do mine. He told me it was like $100 bucks =)
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@moffittjc (43010)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Jan
@infatuatedbby I wonder what he did that made the laptop not get hot quicker? Does changing the hard drive affect that?
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• United States
4 Jan
@moffittjc Supposedly thats what he said!
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@toniganzon (49990)
• Philippines
1 Jan
Took me 5 years to change my old MacBook Pro to a new one. The upgrade is all worth it, though my old laptop is still working and just sitting in the corner. Nobody's using it at the moment. I think I'll be upgrading to a new one in three years.
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• United States
2 Jan
Ah yes :) I'm glad you're loving your upgrade! I believe I will upgrade around August/September to take advantage of the Back to School Event ~ where they give you the Beats Headphones for free with purchase. That's when my fiancé upgraded his iMac. Now I have his old one but I don't use it, my mom does. I don't know if I'll be getting a MacBook Pro again, or the Air. I haven't debated yet.
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@toniganzon (49990)
• Philippines
2 Jan
@infatuatedbby We don't get freebies from Mac here at any time.
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• United States
2 Jan
@toniganzon I wonder if its a US exclusive only promotional offer? In earlier years, we got iTunes gift card, then recently it was the beats headphones. For new items like the iPhone X you don't get anything - no discount or promotion.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jan
My laptop went kaput at least three years ago. I still haven't replaced it!
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• United States
12 Jan
Hehe :) Phone is the way to go now a days!
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jan
@infatuatedbby - A pain sometimes, but I don't mind using one.
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• United States
13 Jan
@teamfreak16 Hehe =) You do get back to responses quite fast even with a phone!
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@Shavkat (62701)
• Philippines
1 Jan
In my country, most Filipinos usually clean the house before the New Year's Eve.
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• United States
2 Jan
Did you clean your home? :) Happy New Years to you!
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@Shavkat (62701)
• Philippines
2 Jan
@infatuatedbby We did, my friend. It is a general cleaning before the celebration. Happy New Year, too!
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• United States
3 Jan
@Shavkat That is wonderful =) When do you clean again?
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
1 Jan
Are there any good sales for new year there? I change my laptop as soon as the old one goes off.
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• United States
2 Jan
I don't think so. I know during back to school toward August/September - Apple gives student discount (though I'm not a student anymore, I have my student ID - I will save $100-150 depending on the laptop) and for a couple years in a row, they've been giving Beats headphones with purchase (which is a $200-300 value). So that's when we usually buy Apple products.
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@Madshadi (8937)
• Brussels, Belgium
2 Jan
@infatuatedbby so cool of them letting you keep your student ID. I had to trade it with my diploma.
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• United States
2 Jan
@Madshadi Oh!! Yeah I have mine :)
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@cacay1 (32915)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Jan
Happy New year dear lady. You have a wise decision this time to but during big discounts time.
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• United States
6 Jan
Happy New Year to you too =)
@DianneN (78467)
• United States
2 Jan
Happy New Year! I bought my Apple laptop when we bought our condo in Florida 5 years ago. Perhaps I'll get a new one, too.
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• United States
3 Jan
Mine is about 4, going on 5 =) New one for me toward the end of the year. Don't really need it yet but would like a new one soon =) Happy New Years also!!
@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
1 Jan
You should go to 11 street, grab the voucher for discounts, you can save at least 10%
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• United States
2 Jan
What is 11 street?
• Kathmandu, Nepal
1 Jan
Happy new year you too, hope this year brings a lot of happiness to you.
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• United States
2 Jan
Thank you very much! Happy New Years to you!
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@gvaisakh (425)
• India
1 Jan
I am using my current laptop for nearly 4 years. Still in good condition. Hence I don't plan to buy a new once for next 2 years unless something happens to the current one
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• United States
2 Jan
That is good to hear. :) I think laptops should be used at least 3+ years before replacement. Longer the better
@shivamani10 (11232)
• Hyderabad, India
1 Jan
Better you take a back-up of everything. This is a good habit I follow.
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• United States
2 Jan
Yes, I really do need to do that!
@TRBRocks420 (77668)
• Banks, Oregon
1 Jan
Happy new years and I need to upgrade my lap top soon too.
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• United States
1 Jan
Happy New Years TR! I do too, but not right this moment. :) I am cleaning up unnecessary files right now.
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
1 Jan
I use my laptops till they crash. I have this one for more than a year now. I too need to delete unwanted stuff. I too am a homebird today. Everyone has gone out so I am all alone at home. Spending the day with my laptop.
• United States
2 Jan
Happy New Year to you! Yes, I need to delete unwanted things. I did do some but didn't finish cleaning.
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@mayka123 (10598)
• India
11 Jul
@infatuatedbby Sorry for the late response. Have you finally upgraded your laptop ?
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• United States
13 Jul
@mayka123 Not yet :) I am waiting until back to school sale
@jobelbojel (7172)
• Philippines
2 Jan
We haven't had a new laptop at home since the previous one stopped working. It's been 5 months I guess.