Question of the Week
Question: "A friend of mine just got a new computer from you and it starts WAY faster than my computer which is only 6 months old. Why is my computer so much slower to start?"
Answer: I know exactly which computer I sold that is so fast. The customer asking this question doesn't really have anything wrong with his computer. The new computer which is faster than his has an SSD hard drive. (Oh, boy, another computer acronym. SSD stands for Solid State Drive. Unlike a mechanical hard drive, a SSD has no motor, no moving parts and is a lot faster at transferring data. (About 20 times faster!)
Thus, the reason for the faster start-up. That's the positive side. The downside is that SSDs are much more expensive. They have been coming down in price and probably will continue to do so. But, as an example, a mechanical hard drive might cost .04 or .05 per gigabyte while an SSD runs around .25 per gigabyte.
With that in mind, my customer who just purchased the fast laptop paid about $1100. Anyone interested in a laptop around that price, let me know! (In truth, it has other features besides the SSD that made it that expensive.)