Denver, laptops are expensive, and many times run much slower than desktops. Even worse, they seem to get old and slow much faster than a desktop. There are however 3 tricks that can be used to put new life into an old Denver laptop allowing you to put off a purchase for a few more years.
Make sure you have plenty of RAM in the laptop. Often Denver laptop systems ship with considerably less RAM than a desktop would. When you don’t have enough RAM, the system is very slow.
Replace the battery. After about 2 years, most Denver laptop batteries don’t hold a charge nearly as well as they did when they were new. Battery life can also be extended by turning down the brightness on the screen when on battery power. My laptop has a large screen, for a Denver laptop, and I can get an extra half hour out of the battery by dimming the screen.
Replace the hard drive with a new solid state hard drive. These new drives are fast and use less battery power than a traditional drive. On a recent 3 year old Denver laptop, changing from a standard drive to a solid state drive took the boot time from 3 minutes to 30 seconds. While the drive did cost a good bit, it was considerable less than a replacement of the Denver laptop and the system is now faster than many of the new computers at the store.
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