Are you getting a new computer because of a software problem? Before you go out and get a new computer, get advice on whether you need to make that leap yet. If your young computer is sluggish or otherwise regularly problematic, there is a good chance it's worth investing in, rather than getting a new one.
Sadly, software does not copy to a new computer as your personal files do. Usually, the most painful part of this is that Microsoft Office may need to be repurchased, and it may cost about $150. The good news: Unlike QuickBooks or Quicken, newer releases of Microsoft Office tend to be improvements, rather than an avenue for testing or marketing.