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4 Reasons to Actually Consider Getting a Surface Pro 2

Jan 19th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

4 Reasons to Actually Consider Getting a Surface Pro 2

The first Surface was a decent tablet computer that was hampered by two things: the awful release state of Windows 8 and the confusion between Windows RT and Windows 8. The Surface Pro 2 has fixed each of those problems and become a surprisingly good tablet computer. It features Windows 8.1, decent hardware, and a sleek design. It’s also $100 less than the first Surface Pro and costs $899.

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This is What The Valve Steam Machine Looks Like

Dec 18th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

This is What The Valve Steam Machine Looks Like

The internet calls it the Steam Box. Valve is calling it the Steam Machine. But whatever you call it, it’s clear that Valve has some ambitious goals for its latest console gaming project. The Steam Machine was recently released to a special group of about 300 beta testers. These beta testers have been encouraged to share their early experiences with the internet, which has given all of us a g

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How to Add A Dual SSD and 1TB HDD Hard Drive to your PC

Dec 1st 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

How to Add A Dual SSD and 1TB HDD Hard Drive to your PC

SSDs are the fastest form of memory storage available to average PC users. Unfortunately, SSDs are expensive. They also don’t have a lot of storage space unless you’re willing to spend over $500. That’s why Western Digital came up with a smart solution: combine an SSD and an HDD into a single unit to get the best of both worlds. Thanks to the Western Digital Black 2 dual drive, you can

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5 Easy Ways to Maintain your Laptop and Make it Last Longer

Oct 16th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

5 Easy Ways to Maintain your Laptop and Make it Last Longer

Unless you’re filthy rich, you want your new laptop to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, the way some people treat their laptops is a surefire way to drive it to an early death. That’s why we want to help. Here are 5 easy laptop maintenance tips that are guaranteed to extend the lifespan of your laptop and save you a lot of money over time: 1) Invest in a laptop case or a backpack w

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Everything You Need to Know About the New Surface 2 Tablets

Sep 28th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Everything You Need to Know About the New Surface 2 Tablets

The Surface was Microsoft’s first major foray into the hardware world since the release of the Xbox 360. Unlike the Xbox 360, the Surface wasn’t very successful. With the recently-announced Surface 2 tablets, Microsoft wants to change that and respond to “consumer feedback” (complaints) about the first generation tablets. So do the Surface 2 tablets live up to the hype? Here’s ever

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Are SSD Optimization Tips Actually Ruining Your Storage Drive? Find Out What Really Works

Aug 29th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Are SSD Optimization Tips Actually Ruining Your Storage Drive? Find Out What Really Works

SSDs (Solid State Drives) are the fastest storage device available to consumers today. SSDs are considerably faster than traditional hard drives due to their lack of moving parts and their use of semiconductor chips. SSDs are expensive, but that hasn’t stopped computer users all over the world from upgrading their devices. Unfortunately, many of these SSD users are being duped by bogus SSD op

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From Bad to Worse for the Surface RT: Microsoft Shareholders Sue Microsoft Over Misleading Financial Information

Aug 15th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

From Bad to Worse for the Surface RT: Microsoft Shareholders Sue Microsoft Over Misleading Financial Information

Microsoft’s Surface RT has experienced all sorts of problems since it was first released. The first problem was that people had no idea what it was or why it was different from Windows 8 tablets. The second problem was that there were only a handful of decent apps available at launch. The third problem was that it was initially priced at the same rate as an iPad. The fourth problem was….well,

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7 Step Checklist for Fixing Your Router Problems

Aug 11th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

7 Step Checklist for Fixing Your Router Problems

Most homes depend on a router for internet access. Routers transmit wireless (and wired) signals around the house from the modem and also help protect your home with a sturdy firewall. But when something goes wrong with your router, fixing the problem can be very painful – especially since you may not be able to read help articles on the internet to even solve your problem. Well, we’re h

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Microsoft’s IllumiRoom Technology is Actually Pretty Cool

May 6th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Microsoft’s IllumiRoom Technology is Actually Pretty Cool

Microsoft is announcing the next Xbox very soon. But forget about the next Xbox, check out this IllumiRoom technology that Microsoft recently announced. Microsoft first debuted IllumiRoom at CES 2013, but it didn’t say much about the device until recently, when it released a 5 minute demo trailer. Instead of trying to describe how cool IllumiRoom is, check out this demo video: http://www.y

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How to Use GPUBoss.com and CPUBoss.com to Choose the Perfect Video Card and Processor

Mar 22nd 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

How to Use GPUBoss.com and CPUBoss.com to Choose the Perfect Video Card and Processor

If you’re building your own PC, then finding the perfect parts can be difficult. There are so many graphics cards and processors available today and not all of them will be compatible with your existing system or its motherboard. Balancing performance, price, and compatibility can be a difficult mental juggling act for anyone to perform. At the Fix My PC Free blog, we try to educate visitors

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