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Intel: The return on investment for PC refresh

Intel: The return on investment for PC refresh

John Mahvi from Intel IT diagrams the financial logic the company uses to justify a regular refresh of Intel's PC fleet. By maintaining a refresh cadence of approximately 3 years, Intel gains the benefits of increased security and manageability capabilities, increased productivity and lower overall costs.

Weekend Open Forum: What's the oldest part in your PC?

Weekend Open Forum: What's the oldest part in your PC?

Although most of us upgrade our systems regularly, it's generally uncommon to replace every single component -- even for a fresh build. Instead, parts less crucial to daily performance such as optical drives, bulk storage, cases or even power supplies are recycled over the years...

Weekend Open Forum: Your most outdated software?

Weekend Open Forum: Your most outdated software?

Software developers have a knack for shooting themselves in the foot. In the name of progress, they introduce irrelevant features, clunky interfaces and shady monetization schemes. Before you know it, your favorite program is a warped husk of its former self, so you cling to the version you love...

Weekend Open Forum: Your next PC upgrade

Weekend Open Forum: Your next PC upgrade

With the Radeon HD 7000 series trickling out, Ivy Bridge and Kepler bound for mid-2012 and hard drive prices gradually recovering, it seems a great time to begin plotting your next system upgrade. What parts do you plan to buy in the near future? Need more horsepower, storage or RAM?