Posts Tagged ‘Home Premium’

Special Offers – Week of December 29th

December 29, 2009

Good afternoon all, hopefully Christmas was as kind to you as possible, but if it wasn’t there’s always some consolation to be had from the fact that it’s all over now. Anyway, before we get to the “happy new year” potion of the post (that’ll be at the end) we always do a post at the start of the week to detail some of our special offers.

This week, we have a solid notebook, a Wireless N router and a 1TB media player on sale. We’ll roll with the notebook first.

Acer Aspire 7730G-664G100MN:

Acer’s Aspire 7730G-664G100MN may have a model name that reads like a license plate, but aside from making its name a little hard to keep in your head that shouldn’t discourage you.

Click through to see our page for Acer's Aspire notebook 🙂

We’ll get down to brass tacks as quickly as possible. The Aspire boasts a 17” display with a resolution of 1440 x 900, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor clocked at 2.2GHz and 4GB of memory. Moreover, it boasts 1TB of internal storage, though not on one drive. Instead, it’s spread across two 500GB drives, which means you’re at lower risk of both failing. It might seem like a small thing, but it can be a godsend if you end up in a position to need it. It’s also got a GeForce 9600M-GT.

The machine does come with Windows Vista Home Premium, which means you’d be best off purchasing an upgrade copy of Windows 7 to set up on the machine when you get it, if Windows Vista is a deal-breaker.

The Acer Aspire weighs in at €695, which isn’t a bad old deal at all.



Windows 7 Initial Sales Outperform Vista

November 6, 2009

Initial sales of Microsoft’s newest OS, Windows 7, have put the sales of Windows Vista to absolute shame, outperforming it by around the 234% mark, which is fairly genuinely impressive.

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It’s also fantastic news for Microsoft, who just months ago had been expressing the sincere worry that Windows Vista, messy as it was on release, might well have introduced an early-adoption-fear to Windows users. When Microsoft admits to being scared then you know something’s up, but it seems that in this case those fears were unjustified, with Redmond managing to do very well out of Windows 7‘s launch altogether.


Minor Tweak Allows Free Windows 7 Ultimate Install

August 24, 2009

In general, we tend not to report on relatively minor hacks, but the simplicity of this one really makes it attractive. Basically, there’s a very minor Windows 7 tweak that basically allows users to choose what flavour of Windows 7 they want to install for themselves.


According to Windows Secrets, the tweak is as simple as having a look through the Windows 7 install disk, finding a single specific text file and then deleting it. Afterwards, the user can then choose which version of Windows 7 they’d like to install. If nothing else this means you can save yourself a fortune on Windows 7 Ultimate by just picking up a copy of Windows 7 Basic and going a bit Dr. Frankenstein with the install disk.