Q&A: Any Laptop Booster to Boost My Laptop Performance?

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My laptop is performing sluggishly now, are there any booster software or tips to increase its performance quickly?

-- from one of our readers

To be honest, we've never heard about any laptop booster that can magically speed up your laptop, if even it does exist, we would suspect its functionality because the reasons why a laptop runs slow actually vary from case to case. Also, the operating system your laptop computer runs matter.

Are your using a Mac (MacBook Air/Pro)?

If so, maybe you are looking for this application called — MacBooster, a system utility for Mac users to monitor and optimize Mac performance. It includes a set of smaller tools to clean junk files, uninstall apps, and do several things beyond. Many Apple fans claimed that the software helped boost the performance of their Macbooks. See this review for more.

Download MacBooster to Speed up Your Mac

If you are using a Windows based laptop...

There are several software such as CleanMyPC, or Advanced SystemCare that do similar jobs to ensure your laptop system is clean and fast.

Get CleanMyPC to Clean up Your Laptop Hard Drive

Download Advanced SystemCare to Fix Windows Issues

We have to remind you though, Windows system issue is just one cause of PC slow problems. If your laptop is aging — with hardware being outdated, then the best way to give it a real performance boost is by upgrading related hardware.

For example:

If you use your laptop for gaming, you may consider upgrading the Graphics Card, learn more information from this PCWorld article. Note: not every laptop can upgrade, contact the manufacturer or visit its official website to look for details before you order a new part.

If you are used to multitasking on your laptop, adding more RAM (random-access memory) is a proven way to increase application responsiveness. 2GB RAM is never enough today, try to reach 4GB or 8GB and you'll notice the difference. How to do? Check out this PCMag post or this YouTube video for step by step tutorial.

If you are serious in elevating your laptop performance, the ultimate suggestion we'd give is — switching to an SSD (solid-state drive). Most likely your laptop PC is attached with an HDD (hard disk drive), which tends to run slower and easier to get tired, compared to a more advanced SSD. However, we have to warn you though, an SSD costs a bit more than a 4GB RAM! But replacing HDDs with SSDs is much cost-effective than buying a new laptop. There are tons of how-to guides and tutorials on the Internet; we're not going to elaborate here.

Final words

Once again, there's not such magic laptop booster, but you can always increase your laptop performance by resolving system issues or upgrading dated hardware. I hope our answer has helped you in understanding the subject matter. Feel free to let us know if you have any specific questions related to your laptops.

Andreas Louis

Based in CA, Andreas is an Apple and Microsoft fanboy who works with his Mac and lives with a PC at home. He also has contributed to several other notable technology journals.

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