Originally Posted by Karyk
Originally Posted by Postmoderndesign
Having ordered a SSD and having asked questions about doing a migration of windows7 on a four year old complex computer setup three times I am beginning to believe that a faster boot is not worth the trouble. A manager colleague posted a flow chart on the wall with multiple steps, a big gap and then the final product. Unfortunately, that is as far as I have gotten...a lot of unknowns. The new install on the SSD sounded good and Easy transfer sounded good as well until I started Easy Transfer and it identified 12.8 TB to be transferred. Figuring out what of the 12.8 TB I actually need to transfer looks to be a challenge. Being a slave in Egypt began to look OK to the Israelites after wandering in the desert for a while.
A SSD is clearly a good idea for someone with a new computer or a simple setup.
If you are going to do a fresh install, I'd install Win8. Win8 and and SSD should give you a real fast startup, even on a four year old system. That's what I have.
No Windows 8, Thanks anyway, I will wait and see how Windows 8 works out. So far it has not been snapped up nor have the tablets.
Nov. 29, 2012, 4:57 p.m. EST
Microsoft’s next tablet priced to gather dust
Commentary: Premium pricing not likely to appeal to consumers
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — In the age of bring-your-own device to work, consumers have a lot of say as to what devices they want to use, and Microsoft Corp.’s premium pricing for the Surface Pro tablet may put them off, even if it does have a full Windows 8 offering.
Microsoft MSFT +0.09% said in a blog post Thursday that it was pricing the two forthcoming versions of its Surface tablet, the Surface with Windows 8 Pro, at $899 and $999. These two versions will both have Intel Corp. INTC +0.13% chips and run Windows 8 Pro, along with all current Windows 7 applications. Read Microsoft's blog post.
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The software giant also touted the fact that the Surface Pro, which will be available in early 2013, is really a full PC and a tablet. But that premium price is also on par and even higher than some laptops and Ultrabooks, the PC industry’s competitor to Apple Inc.’s AAPL +0.11% MacBook Air.
This comes as NPD Group said in a report that the release of Windows 8 is not really helping revive the ailing PC market. But even worse was the double whammy from NPD about the Surface so far: ”Windows 8 tablet sales have been almost nonexistent, with unit sales representing less than 1% of all Windows 8 device sales to date,” said NPD analyst Stephen Baker. Read: Windows 8 sales aren’t helping PC market.
Microsoft’s first iteration of its Surface tablet was far cheaper in price, but based on chips using ARM Holdings PLC ARMH +1.36% designs, so it’s not as compatible with legacy Windows apps as the Intel-based Surface.
Of course it is very early in Microsoft’s Surface effort, and the more anticipated Intel-based version won’t be out until next year. But given the high prices set for the next Surface, the tablet’s future could be spent gathering dust on Microsoft’s new store shelves. Consumers will keep bring Apple’s iPad, which now starts at $329 for an iPad mini, to get some of their work done.
— Therese Poletti