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10 reasons you don’t need a new PC

You’re convinced that the PC you’ve been using for a few years is perfectly fine for your needs. 

Friends have said that new laptops and 2-in-1s with powerful yet extremely energy-efficient 6th-generation Intel processors will allow you to do more with longer battery life. But you’re sceptical that performance, new capabilities and longer battery life will make much difference. Here’s why.

1. You’re a bodybuilder

Lightweight, new-generation notebooks and 2-in-1s are definitely not as big a challenge for your muscles as old, brick–like PCs. For example, the Lenovo Yoga 900 weighs only 2.8 pounds. How can you build your muscles carrying something like this? How!?

 

2. You like antiques and the history of technology

We totally get it! Old PCs can surprise us with their complexity and functions whose purpose you don’t even remember. What’s more, if you can stand such antiquity for a few years, maybe someday you’ll be able to sell it at Sotheby’s or some other auction house. Fingers crossed for the business opportunity of your life!

 

3. You’re sentimental

There are so many memories you associate with your PC… So many failures! Do you remember how slowly the hard drive would start? And how it would eventually stop working altogether? It brings tears to our eyes. These new, high-speed instant-on SSDs don’t even give you time to make tea while your computer is starting! That’s outrageous!

 

4. You’re always cold, even in summer

Your friends praised these new 2-in-1s, telling you that they combine the features of a notebook and tablet. But you know that the real 2-in-1 combination is a notebook and backpack — it’s handy when you’re freezing!

 

5. You like to exercise the muscles in your neck, your eyes and… your patience

Staring at the swirling symbol while the computer processes data is not only great fun… It’s also a remarkable opportunity for useful muscle exercises!  And it’s a chance to practice the Zen of Staring at the Screen.  We hope you achieve enlightenment soon!

 

6. You have a wicked sense of humour

…and you like to scare your friends with your old notebook. Well, better to have a wicked sense of humour than to not have one at all.

 

7. You love your cables and you don’t want to part with them

Relax, we understand that. Some people love dogs, some love guinea pigs and others love their cables and power supplies. There’s no reason to be ashamed. That’s OK, even if sometimes people look at you strangely. Accept yourself — being different is no bad thing!

 

8. You take care of your overall health

Maybe your old PC doesn’t fit in today’s laptop bags, but you’re still using the old backpack you took to the mountains. Carrying your PC around in it gives you pleasant memories of your Mount Everest expedition and how you trained to peak fitness.

 

9. You like to stand out and have your own opinion

Literally everyone around you—even Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons—is trying to convince you that buying a new device will bring you benefits.  Show them you have your own opinion — stick to your principles! It’s the best way to stand out from the crowd.

Isn’t it? Tell me it is…

 

10. You’re not afraid of cybercriminals — you know how to protect yourself

When others rack their brains for ways to protect themselves from Internet intruders, you just smile indulgently. Your notebook spends every night in a heavy tool box, secured with a large padlock. And the key, you think proudly, is hidden under your pillow! Yes, you’re doing it right. New PCs protected by Intel True Key technology cannot compare with that.

We really tried to convince you that buying a new notebook or 2-in-1 makes absolutely no sense. If we did not succeed, we sincerely apologise. If you’d like to see what’s out there, visit: www.intel.co.uk/upgrade

 

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