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While solid state drives may not offer the capacity when compared to hard drives, they are finally starting to reach sizes that provide enough space at a reasonable cost. The performance difference between a SSD and a hard drive is very dramatic such that an older PC can feel like it has received a major boost. If you happen to be thinking of upgrading your desktop or laptop to use a solid state drive, check out my selections for the best solid state drives based on value, capacity, reliability and performance. There are even options for those on a smaller budget that would like to use a SSD as cache for an existing desktop PC.
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With more and more 17-inch laptops becoming specialized for gaming, their price tags has steadily increased. In general, you will have to spend over $1000 to get a laptop with a larger screen. Lenovo is one of the few companies that still offer laptops in this size for under $1000. Obviously they are not meant for gaming but how well do they perform as a general purpose laptop or possibly for entertainment? Find out in my review of the Lenovo IdeaPad Z710 laptop.
Consumers are familiar with companies such as Dell, Gateway, HP, Apple and Acer when it comes to computers. This makes it difficult for a company such as Polywell to get noticed at times. They offer a wide range of computer options including desktops, laptops and even servers that they build according to customers desires. All the big companies have large support departments, but Polywell is much smaller. Does it impact their customer support? Find out what they offer to customers in my support profile.
Included in the profile I list the various avenues that users have for support, tips and advice. In addition, I'm posting a survey below and in the profile asking users for their opinion of Polywell. If you have used their support and would like to let others know of their experiences for better or worse, please feel free to share your experience.
How would you rate Polywell Computers' support?
A tablet is not going to be more than a glorified e-reader or media player without networking connectivity. Because of this, the networking features are a critical component of any tablet. Pretty much every tablet comes with some form of Wi-Fi built in. Of course, if you need even more connectivity it is possible to buy one with wireless broadband capabilities. But what about 3G vs. 4G tablets? Is it worth it to buy a subsidized tablet? Check out my guide to tablet networking features to answer these questions and learn more before you pick out your tablet PC.