Many of our customers with older computers have asked us if they should upgrade to Windows 8. Currently, we are not a big fan of Windows 8 because the interface is so non-intuitive. They took away the start button at the bottom left hand corner of the screen and replaced it with their metro interface. We have to say it is one of the worst inventions to come out of the corporate world we have ever seen. We mean anyone could have told the folks at Microsoft that this wasn’t a good idea and it was hard to use. But because of their large corporate structure and internal politics they couldn’t see that. They improved the interface a little with Windows 8.1 but it still is a far cry from what they had with Windows 7. We have heard rumors that they will fix everything with 8.1.1 but we have our fingers crossed.

Till Microsoft fixes the mess they created there are several solutions available to you if you are thinking of upgrading. The first idea that comes to mind for people is to buy a Mac computer. Don’t get us wrong. Apple makes great computers, the problem with them is they are double the price of a comparable PC. Also if you buy a mac typically you need to spend around $200 – $400 buying software for it that you may already own for a PC. And that is assuming you can find Mac versions of the software you use. Another thing to consider on Mac’s is, their interface is completely different from a PC, so you will have to learn that as well.

What we would recommend is if you want to upgrade your computer have us either custom build you a PC that runs on Windows 7, or have us goto Microcenter and buy you a new computer that runs on Windows 7. The custom built computer is the best option if you want something that will stay up to date longest. If you want a more affordable option, then we would recommend buying a prebuilt computer from Microcenter. In either case make sure you give us a call so we can advise you on the best option for your needs.

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