Laptop and computer upgrades are one of our many specialties. Whether you need to give your laptop or computer a speed boost, add some horsepower, increase storage, or add new functionality, we can upgrade it.
We have extensive knowledge that we keep up-to-date with all current technology and innovations in the field.
Getting ‘bang for your buck’ with upgrades is the key. A delicate balance between reliability, longevity, quality, efficiency, and cost – factors that must be taken into serious consideration when choosing parts.
Going too ‘cheap’ with components can have implications – where you save money initially, the consequences further down the line could be far worse. A shorter lifespan, and a grave and priceless risk of losing critical data, something that you could have avoided by spending a little more initially.
You can also go overboard, spending too much on premium components where the extra cost isn’t bringing anything more in terms of power and reliability over a more mid-range component.
Balance is the key, but the lack of knowledge in attaining the right balance is the stopgap of most consumers. This is where we can take over and advise you.
Home Consumer Grade
These charts give you an indication of the differences between the various grades of components. It doesn’t tell the full story, but you can see the differences.
The majority of what you see on the high street will be of Budget and Home Consumer grade – these are the lowest price points that are met by the manufacturers to meet the price demands of the average consumer.
Our technical term for this is ‘off the shelf.’ There will be sacrifices made to the build quality, overall finish, research and development, and the impact to the consumer will be that of:
- A lower lifespan than higher grades,
- Unable to cope with sustained higher stress demands i.e. gaming/productivity, or 24/7 operation.
These two factors become less of an issue when you start to venture into higher grades of hardware. More research and development is put into these products. Component quality should be higher, and this presents itself with the increased hardware cost.
The above doesn’t just apply to individual components, it applies to laptops and computers too. The performance gaps are smaller nowadays between the grades with equivalent components, but other factors such as build quality and reliability are becoming a lot more apparent in our current market of fierce competition.
Costs are being forced down by consumer demand, and hardware quality is suffering as a consequence of large-scale mass production.
The first thing to do is to make an assessment – your computing tasks, features you will need, how much processing power you will need, usage patterns, and of course your target budget.
The options available to us in our current era are extensive. A small budget increase has the potential to give you a lot more than you’d think possible. And this is where our service shines. We have the knowledge to recommend the best upgrade options to you, and then we provide our service of supply and fitting.
If you have had any repairs undertaken by us, you’ll already be aware of our professional attributes when it comes to working on computer hardware.
Nothing changes when it comes to upgrades – we deliver a best-in-class service and ensure that you will be happy with your laptop or computer before you take it home.