The great thing about computer technology is that due to its speed of development the prices of computer, laptops and peripherals such as scanners and printers become less expensive. The down side is that the technology is developing so fast that computers become out of date very quickly. In the past you could expect a high spec computer to last you a good 5 years or so as long as you looked after it. However, today a high spec computer or laptop that is 2 years old is considered an antique. This means that you have to keep changing regularly to keep up with the new technology and power hungry software applications.
Many computers that are built with the basic components and hardware to perform general word processing and web surfing will soon become redundant as software applications that include Microsoft office will require more RAM space. Many low spec computers will soon not have the processing speed or memory to function and operate efficiently. The load up times will become slower and blue screen crashes will become more frequent.
Although it can be costly having to replace your computer every few years there are alternative ways that you can acquire new computers in a way that is more affordable. One way is to rent a computer. This method of paying for a new computer is becoming more popular. When you think about it, it makes sense because new computers are becoming outdated more quickly. The idea of spending a lot of money on a computer for it to become out of date makes renting one far more attractive. The great thing about renting is that you can rent the latest models for a year and then exchange it to rent a newer model. In this way you can keep on top of technology without having to spend the full price each time you buy a computer outright.