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  • Large or small? Old or new? Borrowed and blue?


    Ben Myers

    By Ben Myers

    Decade-long trends in computer hardware make for more expansive and perplexing choices.

    So you need to buy another computer, or two, or more? What do you buy — large or small, mainstream brand, traditional or custom, new or used?

    Running a cradle-to-grave computer business including the repair and resale of gently used computers, I originally expected to portray the various tradeoffs between buying new and buying used computers. Then I realized that the trends that have swept over the computer industry in the past decade can, and do, have great influence over what to buy. Trends first, new vs. used later.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.14.0, 2023-04-03).