Computers should last longer than 3 or 4 years. Unless you are using a computer for anything other than MS Office, Internet, or email, your computer should last longer than the warranty dates. Only replace when necessary.
Everyone in my office is issued a laptop that includes a DVD/CD-ROM and an 80 GB hard drive. DVD/CD-ROMs are rarely used, and the 80 GB capacity is much more than is necessary, especially since most of our files are available through shared drives.
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Don’t allow the purchase of wireless peripherals for desktop computers. Wireless mice, keyboards, and other devices are not necessary for desktop computers. They have a higher purchase price than traditional devices with wires, and they have higher operating costs because their batteries must be constantly replaced.