/r/singapore random discussion and small questions thread for December 06, 2017

Hardware does need a refresh after a number of years - and it seems your laptop has been chugging along slowly for at least four years now - so the real issue with this upgrade is if it'll happen sooner or later. Perhaps you could let your parents know that your current laptop is prone to hardware and software failure due to its age? You definitely do not want to be rushing to replace your laptop when it breaks down irrevocably in the future.

It appears your parents consider your desire to watch videos in HD and play games moreso a want than a need, thus they refuse to grant you your request. It's difficult for you to address this especially since they've already turned down your offer to pay with your own savings.

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