How frustrating is it to deal with a slow computer every day?
This is not just a one-off issue where it will improve magically.
It is a daily occurrence and irritation.
Here at Win-Pro, we are here to help and advice.
There are two recommended upgrades to
achieve great performance without replacing your laptop.
Upgrade to SSD
SSD stands for Solid State Drive. You’re probably familiar with USB memory sticks – SSD can be thought of as an oversized and more sophisticated version of the humble USB memory stick.
Conversely, a hard disk drive uses a mechanical arm with a read/write head to move around and read information from the right location on a storage platter. This difference is what makes SSD so much faster.
A PC with an SSD boots faster, transfer files faster, launches and runs apps faster. Whether you’re using your computer for fun, school, or business, the extra speed may be the difference between finishing on time and failing.
Decreased chance of data loss due to impact resistance
Ultra Fast Boot-up
Increased data speed up to 10X faster, allowing the computer to run like it’s new all the time
Extends Battery Life
Longer battery life (notebooks), SSD takes lesser power to run
Weighing at only 55g, SSD are 7X lighter in contrast to HDDs
Zero noise as the device does not have any mechanical parts
Low Failure rate
An SSD has a 0.5% failure rate compared to a traditional HDD’s 2-5%
Bang For Your Buck
Cheaper than buying a new laptop (SSD upgrade costs: $2xx-$3xx)
RAM stands for Random Access Memory.
To use and understand RAM easily, we shall use an analogy of a desk.
The desk is used to retrieve and read papers, or in computing terms – information.
Too small of a desk, you will have trouble reading and finding your ‘papers’, while too big a desk you will be getting an oversized table for a few papers. The trick is to find the correct number of RAM you will need to fit your computing needs, thus reducing daily frustration and downtime.
So how much do you need? Here are some guidelines
4GB: Minimum for budget Windows and MacOS systems, great for Chromebooks
8GB: Excellent for Windows and MacOS systems
16GB: Probably overkill for most; ideal for mid-range workstations
32GB and beyond: Enthusiasts and purpose-built workstations only
Do More, All At Once
Improved Multitasking (Ability to work on more tabs)
More Apps, Less Lag
Open more applications & experience less lag
Photoshop For Days
Increased efficiency of design software
Bang For Your Buck
Cheaper than buying a new laptop (RAM upgrade costs: $8x-$1xx)