What is the Lifespan of a Desktop PC? That’s a question I get asked a lot from many people who are setting up an office for the first time, or even changing hardware around in an existing office. The lifespan of a desktop PC is really depends on what you use it for.
If you are running an office using only word-processing applications and web browsing you may have a very short Lifespan. These things are not meant to sustain over many years. They’re meant to quickly process information from the user and then send it to the screen to be displayed. This is the job of a personal computer, not an office one.
What about a Laptop? A laptop is designed to handle all kinds of technology. It was originally designed to be a smaller version of a desktop computer, but now that the base price has come down a lot there are many less expensive laptops available for purchase. Many of them also can easily be upgraded to handle more demanding applications.
Now, what about a tablet PC? Again these are more expensive than many realize. They can easily be considered a mini desktop computer due to their size and portability factor. However they can also be upgraded to handle more demanding programs and technologies. So a lifespan for a tablet PC can easily be six or more years long if you keep upgrading.
One of the biggest questions is, “What is the lifespan of my PC?” The answer to that question isn’t quite as simple as we would like for it to be. Every type of PC that is out there will vary somewhat when it comes to lifespan. Of course, as with most things in life you’re not going to find the exact answer to this question in any technical reference book. However you should have a general idea of what the typical lifespan of a computer is based on what you use it for.
Most people use their computer for surfing the web, checking emails, and just keeping track of their daily life. Obviously this uses a lot of resources from the CPU. As your CPU becomes clogged with files, it will take longer for your computer to be able to handle the task at hand. This will affect everything from how quickly and smoothly your computer operates to how long your battery can last. So keep in mind that your computer probably isn’t getting the maintenance it needs from you so consider getting a laptop or tablet PC instead.