10 Tips for Buying a Laptop from Microsoft

Planning to buy a laptop but don’t know how to choose the one that suits your needs best? Microsoft has some tips for buying a laptop for you.

  1. Knows what you want — Microsoft has an interactive guide to take you through a quick laptop crash course and recommend a set of PC based on your needs.
  2. Test it! — Visit local retailer to see and try the laptop. Don’t be afraid to ask the salesperson. Get an expert friend for advices.
  3. See a similar laptop — put similar laptop side by side, you may find that one is clearly superior or better fit for you.
  4. Don’t panic about price differences — two laptops can look identical but differ greatly in performance. Check the specifications of two laptops that look the same but vary wildly in price. If the specs match, you might be onto a good deal.
  5. Check out the Windows 7 edition — Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate? Compare them here.
  6. Ask about the cost of upgrade — for a little extra, you can boost your laptop performance. Usually, it is cheaper to upgrade extra when you buy the laptop. You also might do a little research to make sure you are getting a good deal on the extras.
  7. Know what accessories are included — Be sure to ask what’s included, and make sure that everything is in the box. If you need a keyboard, mouse, or cable, you’ll want to get them at the store before you get home and unpack your new laptop.
  8. Know your warranty options — Get extended warranty if you think your computer may experience some extra wear and tear.
  9. Ask about the return policy — Many stores offer a 14- to 30-day grace period during which you can return a product for a full refund, no questions asked. Some stores will charge a restocking fee, however, so make sure you ask about that too.
  10. Switch over from your old computer to your new laptop — you can transfer your data to new computer using Windows Easy Transfer. Are your software compatible with Windows 7? Check at Windows Compatibility Center.

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Top 5 Antivirus Programs for Windows 7

This is a guest post by Dwarka Rao from Review Unit, a blog where you can find Reviews and News about Gadgets, Software, Hardware and Web Apps. Please have a look at PC’s PLACE, which. is a blog with amazing tech related stuff, freebies and web apps.

Ensuring the security levels of your computer is the most basic and fundamental task for any computer user. There is an old saying in the Medical Fraternity that “Prevention is better than Cure.” The same applies while you are putting your efforts to protect your computer from malicious attacks. So keeping your computer shielded with a robust antivirus program is the very much necessary.

It has been few days but Windows 7 has already created a great buzz. People are very much in love with this brand new operating system from Microsoft because of its amazingly innovative features. Since Windows 7 is the newest operating system of the current date, users are skeptical about the antivirus programs which can be used to protect their computers powered by Windows 7.

Hackers release numerous viruses, Trojans, rootkits and other malicious program every year. It is nothing less than any unending process. So, computer security experts have already warned people about number of malicious programs which are designed to hamper the performance Windows 7.

I would like to list out the top 5 antivirus programs to protect your machines powered by Windows 7:

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How to Get Your FREE Windows 7 Upgrade in Malaysia

Microsoft Windows 7 will launch in Malaysia by tomorrow (Oct 23, 2009). Many users are waiting to upgrade their PC, but some of you can get free upgrade to Windows 7!

If you have bought a PC with Windows Vista (Home Premium, Business or Ultimate) installed between June 26, 2009 and January 31, 2010, you are eligible for a FREE Windows 7 upgrade!

(As expected, Windows XP does NOT qualify for the free Windows 7 Upgrade Program. Sorry, WinXP netbook users.)

How to get your FREE Windows 7 Upgrade Kit?

First of all, you need to check your Windows Vista part number at the Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Option page. If yours are included, congrats!

Next, check with your PC manufacturers.

Most branded PC manufacturers are participated in the Windows 7 Free Upgrade program, such as: Dell, HP, Lenovo, SONY, TOSHIBA, Asus, Fujitsu, Acer, and others.

Visit the link of your PC manufacturer above to register and get your Windows 7 Upgrade, FREE!

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