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Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Microsoft has released the final version of Windows 10.  It is a  free upgrade to anyone running a legally licensed copy of Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 and is availble until the end of July 2016.

The most common question we hear is "Do I have to upgrade?"  The answer is no.  There is no forced upgrade to Windows 10 on your present computer. 

The second most common quesiton we hear is "Should I upgrade?"   The only way I can answer that is, if you are unhappy with your present version of Windows, it may be something you want to consider.   If you are happy with your current version of Windows, then hold off...you have a year to decide.

Windows 10 Systray 

We would be more than happy to install the new OS upgrade for you now that it is released. 

Dominic

A sad and happy occasion for us here at Tech-Knuckle.   Dominic Trelford has left us and is returning to school in Southern California.  Good luck Dominic, and thank you for your excellent service here at Tech-Knuckle.

 

 

New NUC

Intel releases the i7 Broadwell Core NUC (Next Unit of Computing).

We now have for sale the newest of the NUC family, the i7 with Iris Graphics.  As many of our customers know these little powerhouses are spectacular in performance.  Intel stepped up the game with the release of the popular NUC with an i7 processor.

NUCs are approximately 4x4x1 for the  SSD single bay model, or if you want a 2.5 inch bay for additional storage, 4x4x2.   But don't let the size fool you, with the specs to back it up: the new i7 NUC will take 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, 1 TB of Solid State Hard Disk, comes with Wireless, Sound, and Bluetooth.    And... it has the ability to stream at 4K.   Sounds good to me.

The State of Solid States

Solid State Drives continue to rule the market as pricing becomes more attractive to consumers, Samsung has an industry leading 10 year warranty on its 850 Pros Series SSDs.

Samsung 850 PRO SSD redefines storage with the worlds first drive based on 3D VNAND flash, offering exceptional read/write performance, reliability and power management efficiency. The 850 Pro delivers up to 2x the speed, density and endurance of conventional flash.

Samsung's 850 PRO, the worlds first 32 layer 3D V-NAND, provides up to 100K IOPS Random Read Speed and 470 MB/s Sequential Write speed and the option of enabling Samsung RAPID mode, which can kick up to even higher speeds. With up to 2x the speed and density of conventional 2D flash, you get the most speed available for gaming and real world performance.

Solid state drives can be used to upgrade most existing computers for a huge boost in performance.   Typically, the owner will see boot times go from minutes to under 30 seconds.

Custom Built Laptops

Custom built laptops are becoming more popular as users a becoming weary of the "branded" computers available at the big box stores.

We can build laptops or notebooks to your performance needs by using Solid State Drives and enough RAM to get your work done and we offer a variety of Operating Systems.

We also offer up to a 36 month warranty on our notebooks for minimal cost as compared to big box stores.