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I am having a problem daily now with my desktop PC which is making me think I might need to get rid of it and buy a new one!
It runs with Windows XP and I have AVG Free on it.
Every day now the screen colours often seem to flicker and fade into washy paler colours then while I am just carrying out my work, the PC switches itself off??? Very frustrating and then it takes a good while to power up. It does this nearly every day now and I'm wondering if it is time to upgrade to a laptop.
FWIW: Laptop, desktop...they all can have problems.
IMO, the major difference is that a desktop is much easier to attempt troubleshooting and repairs on, with a minimal loss of utility and minimal monetary expenditure. Individual components on a desktop can be replaced by the user in most cases, while this is not true of laptops.