10 reasons you’ll regret keeping that old laptop

Can you watch an entire season of Girls before your laptop finally wakes up? Or does its design make you cringe at meetings?

01 Jun 2017


How many of these tech fails can you relate to? 

1. Your laptop is a bricktopRyan Oftedahl

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You’re walking round with a laptop that’s the equivalent of a ‘brick’ mobile phone


2. Starting up is hard to do

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Your laptop takes forever to wake up – in fact you could go to sleep, wake up, and it’d still be asleep


3. Your sofa needs a little Feng ShuiVera Mearker

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You love working from the sofa on all your favourite things (knitting, watching films, making lists, sorting your life). You know there must be a better way. 

See how a laptop is the ultimate lifehack


4. And friends call you Inspector Gadget

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You’ve got a gadget for everything ­– laptop, tablet, personal organiser, camera, iPod, mouse, external hard drive, extension pack for your dead battery.

Want a laptop that can also be your tablet? With all-day battery life to keep you connected on the go? A 2 in 1 could be the right laptop for you


5. Your laptop can’t multitask like you 

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You want to listen to Spotify, run Excel, chat with friends and shop all at the same time – and your laptop can’t keep up.


6. Your online streaming looks…well…illegalPixelated

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Catching up on demand is gloomy on your laptop’s low-res screen.


7. And it weighs a ton heavy laptop

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Your laptop is heavy to carry and embarrassing at meetings – noisy, ugly, clunky.

Get a laptop that travels light and works hard


8. Even your cat has run away

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You’re a cat lady without a cat – you don’t have time for this!


9. But you’ve got serious potential


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You’re bursting with ideas and plans for projects – but your laptop is holding you back

YouTuber or travel writer? Fulfil your goals


10. Yet your mouse-clicking kills the mood swiping

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Swiping apps is so much simpler than scrolling and clicking with your mouse. Check out how a touchscreen laptop can work just like your smartphone.


Now, don’t let your old machine hold you back, ditch your regrets and discover the features that are right for you.