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Upgrades Price List

We have decided to no longer keep an upgrades price list up-to-date.

IAs new computers are now very inexpensive it is generally uneconomic to upgrade older ones.

For those who simply must do so, we shall quote on a case by case basis.


There are various possibilities for upgrading a computer. But look at the negatives:

When a computer is upgraded there is no on-site warranty on the upgrade at all. For some new parts there is a carry-in warranty, provided you fill in the warranty form and send it in within seven days, but there is no warranty on the overall computer. If something else fails, then you will be faced with another expensive repair.

I would be negligent if I did not tell you that almost all clients who have had upgrade options done in the past have had to call us in less than one year because something else had gone wrong with their computer.  I also must repeat again what is said elsewhere on this page, that there is NO ON-SITE WARRANTY provided for any upgrade options.

Secondly, the upgraded computer is only worth in resale value terms about the same as it was before the upgrade. Therefore one can spend thousands on an upgrade for no discernible increase in the monetary value of the equipment; this is not generally considered a wise investment.  If your existing computer is three or more years old we strongly recommend a complete new computer system.

On the other hand a brand-new SXL computer comes with a one year on-site warranty provided by the manufacturers and a limited warranty for the following two years (i.e. you bring it to the manufacturer and he charges for parts but not for labour). Thus money spent on a new system is a much wiser investment. Our suppliers, Systems Xpress, give a lifetime carry-in (free labour, pay for parts) warranty on all new computers.


We also have a price list for new computers.

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