Get rid of old or unused programs
Programs take up room. That room could be otherwise used for speed. In layman’s terms, old and unused programs weigh down the speed of your laptop. Having too many programs on your device is like trying to run a marathon with a backpack full of bricks. It doesn’t matter if you’ve trained for the marathon and are equipped to handle the miles. When your energy is being depleted by unnecessary weight, you won’t perform as well. Ditching the digital bricks is step one in upgrading business laptops.
Give your laptop a check-up
A healthy laptop is one that’s free of viruses and malware. But viruses and malware are everywhere, and both are very common on computers. Having adequate protection can prevent some viruses and malware from getting through. But there’s always a chance that some new bug has slipped through the cracks. Thus you need to give your laptop a check-up. Many IT professionals suggest that laptop users run scans regularly. Set up a schedule to scan your laptop. This way you can make sure slow-downs don’t lead to bigger problems in productivity and profitability.
Add some memory
RAM can increase your laptop’s processing power. If it’s not within budget to replace an old laptop, speed it up with a RAM upgrade. But unless you’re a laptop expert, this task is best left to someone with expertise. Avoid costly mistakes by using an IT professional to add memory to your machine.
Check the battery
Like TV remotes and other devices, laptops run on batteries. Many people forget this fact because laptop batteries are rechargeable, but even rechargeable batteries can run out of juice. If you’ve been noticing decreased battery life and issues with laptop functionality, you should try upgrading the battery. Many aftermarket laptop batteries can also extend the battery life after a charge. You’ll be able to use your laptop longer, and if you’re lucky a battery swap can speed up your laptop.
Consider improvements outside the laptop
Although there are a lot of ways for laptops to be improved from a hardware perspective, you can also look at other things like your Internet browser or wireless connection. A bad wireless connection can make an otherwise perfectly functioning laptop seem sluggish and old. And if you’re using the wrong web browser to access information, you may be spending more time than necessary just surfing the web.
Improving your business laptop does not need to be an expensive task. By troubleshooting any minor issues, you may be able to extend the life of your business laptop. Be sure to have an IT professional evaluate any issues you don’t fully understand.