Ah, Youth…???

Today’s Sunday Sermon from The Computer Guru of Santa Fe discusses the difference between newer and older machines:

“Obviously the age of a machine is a ‘factor’ in the market value of a machine, but often, potential buyers do not quite understand exactly how it all works.

“Figure: you can buy a brand new $2500 Mac and opt out of Apple care. That means Apple will guarantee the machine for exactly 365 days. That means if the machine has a catastrophic failure 13 months after you buy it, the machine is not covered under warranty and the machine may be a total loss, $2500 down the drain.

“Meanwhile, a used $849 machine may chug along for 20 years with no difficulties. The point being that age is a “predictor” to the expected lifespan of a computer, but not an absolute guideline, and in my experience, many potential buyers act as though it is an absolute.

“As an antidote to this error, I counsel clients to walk through a graveyard sometime and note the ages on the headstones. There will be a two-week-old baby, next to a 91-year-old lady, next to a 12-year-old girl, next to a middle-aged man, and so on.

“The bottom line is that the lifespan of any given computer can only be guessed at, it can not be determined. People who ‘diss older machinery based soley on its age have got the wrong end of the stick.

“As one of my teachers, Asher Katz, said about personal health and longevity, ‘Some of us are Pintos, and some of us are Rolls-Royces.’ That hard truth applies to both organic and inorganic things.”

If you’d like to choose a brand-new system OR an excellent older refurbished unit, just visit The Computer Guru of Santa Fe. We sit down, and review your situation in detail. If I can upgrade your existing equipment to achieve good results, that’s what we’ll do. Otherwise, I can recycle your old machinery and offer you a fine selection of small, attractive, affordable yet powerful state-of-the-art systems.

You can choose from among desktops or laptops, a range of fast processors and monitor sizes, solid state and traditional hard drives (with virtually no storage limit), integrated automatic fail-safe full-time backup systems, business or gaming graphics — you name it!

You can test drive your newly-configured system right here in my shop. Working together, we set up your internet, your email, your programs, your favorites, your passwords, your existing documents, photographs, and music…everything.

When you take your new system home, all you do is plug and play! And down the line, whether it’s service or upgrades, you know exactly where to go, and who to talk to.

The Computer Guru of Santa Fe is located at 844 Agua Fria Street at the Southeast corner of the intersection of Agua Fria Street and St. Francis Drive, across from Lotus Beauty. There is plenty of free parking.

The Computer Guru of Santa Fe is open Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday from 10AM to 6PM, Wednesday & Friday from 10AM to 2PM, other days/times by appointment.
For the newbies, The Computer Guru is One Person — Serving Santa Fe in One location, since 1996 — working hard to keep Santa Fe’s computers up and running beautifully, and their owners happy, satisfied, and productive!

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