A New PC – Fear or Joy?

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If you are like most people, you expect your personal computer will make you more efficient. It’s a tool to get more stuff done more quickly. And even as we use smartphones, tablets, or other computing devices, we still have significant reliance on our PCs.

Whether using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or other productivity-focused software; whether editing videos or pictures; or whether running various games or entertainment programs, we expect our PCs to be there for us.

However, the world of personal computing has become more complicated, growing to include home networks, hotspots and interacting with other PCs, tablets, and phones. As the PC and its environment become more complicated, the typical PC user is more likely to need professional help now and then.

Getting a new personal computer should be exciting and rewarding. For many, though, the thought of setting up a new computer creates much fear and uncertainty. Mike Hogan, an editor of the well-respected Barron’s Magazine, recently asked in context of replacing a PC: “How many programs, utilities and games under your Windows Start button would you like to reinstall? Have all the discs? How many of your programs are no longer published, or require new versions ‘improved’ by limiting your favorite features?”

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Guess what?? Remember that little laptop giveaway we had going a few months ago? Well… As you know it was pretty awesome and apparently you and I aren’t the only ones that think so. Some pretty cool people at the Internet Advertising Competition thought it was cool too because they awarded us with the Best Computer: Software Social Media Campaign for 2010. Isn’t that amazing?? You can see details about results and stuff here. AND, look at the press release HERE.

This contest would not have been nearly as amazing if we didn’t have awesome fans like you, so thank you thank you thank you!

More good news! We are in final preparations to run ANOTHER contest. The prize for this one will be the FAMOUS laptop from last year’s giveaway. You remember it; it was the one that was in all of those hilarious and great looking pictures we posted every day(Hint: The one in the picture over there). The chance to win it will be yours, so get your fingers warmed up and your Facebook®/Twitter® accounts ready to go. We will have a run date soon so be prepared!