What's the difference between a Notebook and a Laptop computer?

Well, that depends on who you ask.  In today's society, the terms are used interchangeably. There was a time that there was a physical difference in size and weight of the units, but not really anymore.

As a computer industry, we usually use the term NOTEBOOK more just because we don't recommend using them on you lap.  The biggest reason is that when you place a notebook on a soft surface (like your legs, on a bed, on a couch) the unit presses into the surface, commonly blocking the heat vents on the bottom of the unit.  This can cause issues from simply allowing the unit to run hot which can slow it down, to in extreme cases the heat can damage the computer or burn your legs!

Laptop/Notebook Service and Repairs

Milwaukee PC's computer and notebook repair services are heads and shoulders above our competitors. Milwaukee PC offers fair rates and technicians with centuries of combined experience. 
Plus, if you purchased your system from Milwaukee PC, it's very likely your technician will be the person you purchased your system from. 
MPC can service just about any brand and model of computer or notebook. 
We are here to keep you stay up and running -- we are the people behind the product.  Stop in or call your local store for service times and a recommendation for what you should bring in.

All prices listed on this page are estimates and for in-store services only.
 

 

Notebook Diagnostic Services

     
Basic Diagnostics Evaluation of the computer based on your problem description. May include repair of unit if only needs a minor amount of labor after diagnostics completed. Does not include disassembly of All-In-One or Notebook/laptop units.
We also will make recommendations for upgrade options, and repair estimates if more extensive repairs required.
 
$50
Standard Testing
  & Diagnostics
A more detailed evaluation of the computer based on your problem description. May include repair of unit if only needs a minor amount of labor after diagnostics completed. Includes basic disassembly of unit if needed.
We also will make recommendations for upgrade options, and repair estimates if more extensive repairs required.
 
$80
Advanced Testing
  & Diagnostics
Advanced evaluation of the computer based on your problem description. May include repair of unit if only needs a minor amount of labor after diagnostics completed. Includes full disassembly of unit if needed.
We also will make recommendations for upgrade options, and repair estimates if more extensive repairs required.
$120
 
Note: 50% of diagnostic fees will be applied towards any repairs that are needed beyond the diagnostics.

 

Notebook Hardware Services

     
Memory Installation

Purchase memory from Milwaukee PC and get it installed free of charge. Excludes models that require more than 5 minutes to disassemble to install or units that need BIOS updates.
Didn't purchase the memory from Milwaukee PC? That's ok, we can install it for you also. Price for installation depends on what all we have to do, so ask the technician when you bring your machine in.
 

Free to $80
Notebook External Hardware Installation

Professional installation of hardware will limit issues with that item. When a new item is installed into or connected to a computer, the proper drivers/software must be installed to make sure the computer knows how to connect to and use that item.
We will install a single external hardware item, such as a printer, etc., any external item. Includes installing drivers/software.

$50 and up
Notebook Internal Hardware Installation Professional installation of hardware will limit issues with that item. When a new item is installed into or connected to a computer, the proper drivers/software must be installed to make sure the computer knows how to connect to and use that item. With notebook computers, you also have the issues of reconnecting all the tiny cables/connectors inside a unit.  Let our experienced technicians deal with
We will install a single internal hardware item, such as a motherboard, screen replacement, hard drive, etc., any internal item. Includes installing drivers/software.
$80 and up
plus parts
 

Software Services

     
Virus & Spyware 

Viruses & Spyware/Malware are one of the biggest problems for people today. Virus/Spyware can do things from slowing down your computer to stealing or damaging your information! Once your machine is infected, getting it clean can be extremely difficult for most people.
When you bring your computer in for Virus/Spyware, we'll clean up your system, evaluate it for upgrades, make sure you have anti-virus/anti-spyware protection software and that it is up to date, and ensure your system has the latest Windows updates.
Note: Some Virus/Spyware infections may require a Format and Reload of the system to properly clean the computer. Data Backup not included if Format and Reload is required.

$100-140
Install Operating System Getting Windows up and running on a computer can be a bit of an experience. It's not just install Windows, but you have to configure the drivers for the computer so it knows how to use all the equipment inside. Then you still have to download and install all the updates.
When you have Milwaukee PC install Windows, we install the drivers and latest Windows Updates. We will also install one productivity package (like Office), one anti-virus package and perform anti-virus software updates (software provided by customer).
Note: Data Backup not included with Operating System installation.
 
$120-175
Basic Data
Backup / Restore

Your data is important to you, but do you have a backup copy of it?  What is the common types of data that get lost?  Data files commonly consist of items you create/download/save to your computer.  This usually includes documents (letters, etc.), pictures, music, videos, favorite/bookmarked websites, and locally stored e-mails.
When you have your computer repaired, or get a new computer, how to you ensure you don't lose your files?
We will backup up your data to either a drive you provide or to one of our temporary drives. Milwaukee PC will then restore your data to their respective locations for a single user (if applicable).
Includes 1 user's data, additional users at $20 each

 
 

Up to 50GB
of Data

We will backup up you data (up to 50GB of data) to either a drive you provide or to one of our temporary drives. Milwaukee PC will then restore your data to their respective locations for a single user (if applicable).
Includes 1 user's data, additional users at $20 each
 
$60
50GB to 100GB
of Data
We will backup up you data (50GB to 100GB of data) to either a drive you provide or to one of our temporary drives. Milwaukee PC will then restore your data to their respective locations for a single user (if applicable).
Includes 1 user's data, additional users at $20 each
 
$100
100GB to 200GB
of Data
We will backup up you data (100GB to 200GB of data) to either a drive you provide or to one of our temporary drives. Milwaukee PC will then restore your data to their respective locations for a single user (if applicable).
Includes 1 user's data, additional users at $20 each
 
$150
200GB to 400GB
of Data
We will backup up you data (200GB to 400GB of data) to either a drive you provide or to one of our temporary drives. Milwaukee PC will then restore your data to their respective locations for a single user (if applicable).
Includes 1 user's data, additional users at $20 each
 
$200
400GB or more
of Data

We will backup up you data (400GB or more of data) to either a drive you provide or to one of our temporary drives. Milwaukee PC will then restore your data to their respective locations for a single user (if applicable).
Includes 1 user's data, additional users at $20 each
 

Ask for Quote
     

All prices listed are subject to change without notice.  Prices listed are only estimated based on average service costs.  Each computer is unique, and may require more/less labor than others, therefore varying the final labor changes.  All prices are for labor only, and do not include any parts necessary for repairs or upgrades.  Customers must provide any software for installation not being purchased at the time of service.  While Milwaukee PC uses highly developed methods to protect your data, Milwaukee PC cannot guarantee data quality/integrity.  It is recommended that you backup any important data before bringing the system in for service. Thank you for reading the fine print, we hope Milwaukee PC can help fix your system just like we have for countless others.