There are many reasons to purchase a new laptop, from needing something with more power to just plain wanting something new. With places to purchase laptops popping up all over the place both online and off, it can be a little overwhelming when you start your search. Which brand do you buy? What do you need in the laptop to do what you need to do? How do you get the new laptop to have everything from the old laptop on it?
Are You a Good Laptop or a Bad Laptop?
We’ll let you in on a little industry secret: there are good laptop manufacturers, and there are not so good laptop manufacturers. Some manufacturers make very good quality laptops at very good prices. Some manufacturers make not so good laptops with low quality parts and very low power. The old adage is very true in that you do get what you pay for. In our experience, we find that some laptop manufacturers are in our store for repairs far more often than others, and there are studies done by outside companies that support those figures. By doing all this research, we’ve already done the first step in deciding on a new laptop for you. We don’t even offer the lower quality laptops for sale in our store!
Junk Software, Updates, and Patches, Oh My!
When you purchase a laptop, a lot of times it has more than just Windows installed on it. Many times, you’ll see trial versions of antivirus software, games, and other things that will just annoy you in 30 days to purchase them if they are not removed. On top of that, most manufacturers don’t do all your Windows updates and patches before shipping the laptop out. We know how much of a pain in the butt it can be to wait for your computer to restart itself over and over again before you even get a chance to use it, so we do all that work for you!
Pay Attention to the Data Behind the Curtain
Surely, you have data on your previous computer that you’d like to have transferred onto your new computer. The question is, how much are you going to be charged to move the information from that machine to the new laptop? While software programs themselves cannot be transferred, things like documents, spreadsheets, pictures, music, and videos can be moved. Some companies charge up to $100 to move your data over, but Computer Works doesn’t charge at all when you purchase the laptop from us! (some restrictions apply)
There’s No Place Like In-Home Setup
Bringing a new laptop into the house can be like bringing a new pet into the house; you have a lot of things to do before your household is back to normal. Your new laptop will need to be set up to connect to your wireless network, along with any printers or other peripherals you have. If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, you can schedule an in-home appointment with one of our technicians to help you set everything up at a discounted rate!
We’re Off to See the Warranty…
When you purchase a new laptop, 99% of the time you are not purchasing it from an authorized warranty repair center. This means that regardless of whether you take the machine back to the place of purchase or not, it’s going to be sent out to the manufacturer. At Computer Works, while we cannot send the machine out for warranty for you, we can do a complimentary diagnostic and tell you what you need to tell the manufacturer to speed up your warranty repair. We can also, for a small fee, back up your data before you send the computer out.
Now, That’s a Horse of a Different Color
Ultimately, purchasing a new laptop is all about using the information you’re given to make the best decision for you. You may have done research online, but what if there is a question they didn’t ask? Who do you go to then? Computer Works thrives on face-to-face interactions with our customers. You like to ask questions, and we like to give answers. If you have something you want to know, would you rather wait on hold for someone in an overseas call center that might not even have an answer, or would you rather stop by or call to speak with someone directly who will try their best to get you the answer to your question? To us, the answer is simple!