Gizmodo (a tech savy company that offers layman explanations about the latest gizmos) while underwhelmed by the new iPad2 thought they have some fun with the non-tech. This fun was giving a regular iPad2 user a ‘new iPad’, which was actually an old iPad2 but they were TOLD it was the new version. The sad part is the apple consumer wanted the ‘new iPad’ because it was the new version, even though it was the same as the one they already owned.
Read the Gizmodo article here:
Upgrading a computer workstation (home or office) can be a real gamble. Not only is it a good deal of cash the time and energy to move all your data, programs and re-do all your settings is significant. Sadly, far too often, the performance increase isn’t worth the cost as a clean install will oftne do the same thing and save you nearly $1000.
This however (the machine below) will make a HUGE difference in your performance:
Intel Core i5 2500 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ
ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM Motherboard
Mushkin 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 Dual Channel Memory Kit
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB Solid State Disk Flash Drive
Samsung Black DVD Writer
Antec Three Hundred Case 300 ATX Front USB & Audio
Sparkle Power Supply W/ 120MM Fan
Samsung S23A300B 23IN Widescreen LCD Monitor
Logitech MK200 Media Keyboard and Mouse Combo USB
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64BIT DVD OEM
Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business English
From NCIX this complete computer is less than $1400. Being one could skip a few pieces if you already have them (OS, screen, keyboard) the price can get down to about $600 for the basic computer. The SSD and the timed CPU/Memory/Motherboard are the key, it’s runs lightning fast and is rock solid reliable. The only upgrades needing consideration to this beasty.. add in a mechanical 1TB+ Western Digital Caviar Black for storage and an NVidia video card.