Back to School with Faster Computers: System Mechanic Review and Giveaway - 5 Winners (Ends 8/17) CLOSED
Tuesday, August 03, 2010 Posted by Dina N
For many families these days, shopping for school supplies goes beyond pens and paper. A computer for Junior is an expensive investment, and we hope it'd last a while. With PC repairs averaging $100 per hour, proper tune up and maintenance can save us money - and time, since sending the computer to a repair center takes it out of commission for an average of 2-3 weeks. Plus, regular tune up may extend the life of a computer. I was surprised to learn that the average lifespan of a PC in the U.S. is just 2.4 years.
System Mechanic from iolo technologies is a software program that is designed to fix, maintain and speed up PCs. I received the newest version that can be installed on up to 3 computers. Set up was a snap, and the program found about a dozen things that were slowing down my computer's performance. System Mechanic comes with a convenient dashboard that shows PC problems at a glance. Another feature I love is ActiveCare. It allows me to automate a dozen maintenance tasks, and the program takes care of them behind the scenes, without me ever having to remember to defragment, clean up clutter, optimize startup configuration, and so on.
In addition, there is a Toolbox full of handy tools such as PC repair, PC cleanup, and PC security. There is even an all-in-one solution - PC Total Care that runs everything in the toolbox with a single click. Last but not least, there is a Reports section that allows me to see what maintenance was performed, and the status of my computer at a glance.
I found System Mechanic very useful and easy to use. It's not surprising that it's the #1 best-selling tune up software in the U.S.
Five readers will win their own System Mechanic - a $49.95 value!
To enter, please comment below whose computer can use some tune up at your house.
You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:
- follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "Win 1 of 5 copies of System Mechanic to keep your PC in top shape! #Giveaway ends 8/17 @aitmama #win #contests http://tinyurl.com/2df45dm" – you may do this once a day;
- go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received complimentary product sample to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours.