Should you invest too much on mobile and computer technology?
I love technology. I want it to progress. Technology defines culture. Technology is the reason to proceed further, and touch the future.
Today, smart phones have taken over PDAs, and day by day laptops are making way for tablets. Virtual assistants like Siri, Cortana, and Google assistant are helping us to perform daily tasks and chores seamlessly. In one word life has become way more smooth than before.
But the main concern is the price of these devices. The most updated iPhone will cost you near about $800, a gaming laptop is priced at $1200, and more if not less.
We all know that there’s a never ending craze for upgradation when it comes to technology. Today Apple released its iPhone X, and it is right now a must have among many of the present generation. But just wait for a year or so, and Apple will be back again with something better, something more proficient that will just replace this $800 iPhone X in no time.
Some prefer Android, while some prefer iOS, some prefer windows while some love Linux. Whatever is the case, they are all investing big amounts in technology.
My concern is should we invest too much in technology! At the end of the day the value of any electronics good decreases, and the technology itself gets replaced by something more efficient.
What technology deserves your money? What is the necessity?
Today computers have become a necessity than luxury. Gone are those days, when one could live happily without a computer and do all work in peace.
So computers are something that I believe is worth the upgradation if your pocket permits.
A laptop you buy today should at least help you with all the work you want to do without any trouble issues for at least 3 to 4 years.
As of 2018, you should have a minimum Intel core i5, and followed by an 8GB RAM. Going below this will be a loss.
Hence buy a device that holds the capability to last at least 3 years.
I am not asking you to run behind hardcore gaming laptops, for those are luxuries. But you should at least have the minimum configuration that’s able to compete with other devices without much problem.
Next comes the war of smart phones:
We are never satisfied with these devices. They are upgraded so fast, that one does not even have enough time to think which device to buy.
But here also you can follow the same theory as explained before with laptops and computers. At least try to have the medium range configuration with you.
As of 2018, you can definitely buy iPhone 7, and readily skip iPhone 8 and X models.
With android, look for the devices that offer a minimum of 4GB RAM, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
I hope you are getting my point. I just mean to say, with technology you need to make fast decisions, and will have to consider that whatever money you invest will never increase in value.
Don’t measure technology in terms of finance. It’s usability is what matters the most. Again you must also learn to discriminate between your needs and wants. If your need is to design PPTs and documents, then an economy class business laptop will cater your needs.
\But if you want to play Ghost Recon Wildlands, then probably the Dell AlienWare is your pick!