Chapter 38. Deciding to Upgrade

PC manufacturers sometimes appear to be releasing new models every quarter, if not more often. It’s no wonder PC users are confused and more than a bit apprehensive each time they go shopping for a new PC. The intense competition of the hot PC market is both a blessing and a curse for users. If you’ve been watching PC prices nose-dive, you are already aware of the consumer blessing this competition has produced. Users appear to be cursed, however, by being forced to play the “wait-and-see” game: “If I wait just a little longer before I purchase, I can get a faster, more powerful PC and pay less for it.”

There is also the issue of drivers for your hardware. If you upgrade your Windows version, you could find a piece ...

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