Repair or Replace a Slow Computer ?

When laptop or PC performance becomes unbearably slow, the big question is often “Should I have it fixed or replace it?”

USA Today contributor Kim Komando suggests some inexpensive steps that may detect and repair software issues. Komando’s advice if hardware fixes are needed: “Compare the estimated cost to fix it with the price of a new system. If it’s more than 50 percent or your computer is older than four years, replace it.”