A laptop getting slower is mostly a sign of age.  It could also mean you have malware or hackers on your device.

Laptop slow or running hot? 5 signs it’s time for a new device

You might be shocked to learn that the most reliable Chromebooks have an honest-to-goodness expiration date. Once that date is reached, it’s trash. The Chromebook will not get any more patches or updates.

Tap or click for a list of 17 Chromebook make and model numbers to avoid buying.

If you’re Googling, “Do I need a new laptop?” or “Should I upgrade or replace my laptop?” the answer is probably yes. Tap or click here for my picks for the best Chromebooks and Windows and Mac laptops for every budget.

Let’s look at the clear-cut signs buying a new laptop is in your immediate future.

Sign 1: Your laptop is a slow poke

I’m not just talking about web pages taking a little longer to load. I’m talking about when your laptop takes 10 minutes to turn on. Maybe you’re running two programs at once, and everything slows down to a crawl.

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