Spring is in the air, and that means that it’s time for a good spring cleaning. But it’s not just your closet that could use a good cleaning, but perhaps your technology too. And for some, that just might mean getting a new PC. Not sure if it’s time for an upgrade? You might want to ask yourself these questions – Do you down a cup of coffee in the time it takes to boot up your PC in the morning? Do you spend minutes watching the status bar inch its way to 100 percent or stare at the hourglass while your PC struggles to download a movie? Are you hauling your charger everywhere because your PC won’t hold a charge for more than an hour at a time? If you said yes to any of those answers, you’re not alone. Around the world, people are complaining about their old devices. As a matter of fact, Intel found that more than 300 million computers around the world are over 4-years-old, including one third of U.S. PCs, and 65% of these older PCs are actually desktop PCs. And these are the most common pain points:
- 39 percent say their 4-year-old PC is outdated.
- 36 percent say their 4-year-old PC freezes when running too many applications.
- 33 percent their old PC takes too long to boot up.
- 28 percent say their old PC is too slow for their needs.
One thing is for sure, and that is that a ton of advancements have happened in the world of PCs over the past 4 years. Compared to 4 years ago, PCs are cheaper ($200 less), faster (edit and share an HD video in 2 minutes or less compared to an hour on an older device), sleeker (average PC now weight 3 pounds vs. 7.3 pounds), and now come in a variety of different form factors including the sleek Ultrabook. And over the past few years, Intel’s advancements in processor technology have introduced many Ultrabooks with fun form-factors, including the dual display Asus TAICHI convertible Ultrabook.
We’re giving away the Asus TAICHI here, and there are several ways to enter to win. But if you submit a photo which shows why you need to “refresh” your old laptop or desktop PC. – This will get you the most entry points!
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