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    This will be my first laptop with SSD (500GB). In the past I've always partitioned my hard drive, sometimes into three. Can you do this with SSD and does it affect performance in any way?
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    My last PCS laptop is now coming up to 7 yrs old, working but chassis falling apart, hinge gone on lid, start button cracked and doesn't work (start by taking the battery out and just plug in). So Christmas coming I am treating myself. I don't play games, I do use Adobe for photo editing but...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Laptop fine, case falling apart

    My laptop is 6 years old and in the last few week the lid hinge has gone (can still use) but last night the start button seemed to break apart and needs a small screwdriver to get running. PCS do not have replacement parts because of age. So I need new at the wrong time, I was aiming for next...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Chriistmas Present - Apollo 13.3

    Christmas is over and the DH is a happy bunny. He uses it to read newspapers, buy off Ebay etc., and search for information. No gaming, not interested, no office, can't really type other than hunt and peck. From an MSI netbook (bought cheap in case he didn't take to a computer) this is a...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Suggestions for me to mull over for when the cash flow is better and IR paid off

    My old PCS desktop will be 7 years old next year and although works fine is dithering where speed is concerned and reinstalling Win 7 hasn't made much difference, other than it is constantly trying to update itself. Since I started using a laptop on a regular basis, (more sociable) the desktop...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Black horizontal line across the screen

    Anyone had this problem? I have a Genesis laptop which was recently upgraded to Win 8.1, which after a few hiccups, finally decided to upgrade itself. I use Mozilla Firefox as my browser and recently I have noticed that around a two inch horizontal line suddenly appears across the page. If I...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Between a rock and a hard place

    Mid year I had decided to replace my husband's 3 year old net book with the Inferno,which for what he uses it for would have been a bit of an overkill, but I do use it occasionally so I thought it would be worth it. I needed 11.6 as he didn't want any larger and now the Inferno has gone. I've...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST What would you do? Inferno or Amazon

    My husband, bless him, is a bit of a technophobe but at 3 score years and 10 plus a few more, I suppose to be expected. However, 3 years ago I bought him a netbook to encourage him. After a couple of months he got the hang of it and now uses it every day for reading newspapers etc., Ebay and...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST What Usually happens is

    Havinga fairly expert knowledge at using them and sorting out problems, when it comes to ordering I generally pack in as much as I can for what I have got to spend, regardless of whether I need it or not. I have a little cheap AMD HP that I use in summer, tucked away in the shade that has now...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Which is best on memory

    I'm currently looking at spec for a new laptop, nothing really as fancy as some of the spec on this forum as cost is an issue. Which is best, going for 4gig of ram and one slot or 2x2. I am looking at the Genesis. Also I'm no gamer (well apart from Shaun the Sheep!), is it worth going for one...