Archive for October, 2013

Are PCs Trucks…or are Tablets Bicycles?

October 24, 2013


The late Steve Jobs had a good point when he compared traditional computers to trucks and tablets to cars.  At least, it sounds like a good point.  He believed that most people will need only tablets while some people will still need the added utility of a PC.

But how many people are really better off with a tablet than with a computer, be it notebook or desktop? Some people use both, of course…but that’s another subject…

Many people are still in the honeymoon phase with their tablets.  And so perhaps they haven’t noticed all the limitations, shortcomings, annoyances, and frustrations.  Tablets, including the mighty iPAD, lack keyboards and precision pointing devices, printer support, wired internet connectivity (welcome to “EMF Everywhere,” living surrounded by Wi-Fi and Cellular signals day and night, at home and at work), photo and document scanning capabilities, removable data and peripheral storage, high-quality sound systems, the ability to make and copy CDs and DVDs, the ability to upgrade existing features and capabilities, the ability to run Adobe Flash websites and apps on the iPAD…heck, I could go on and on and on.

So maybe a PC is not a truck — it’s a car.  And maybe a tablet is not a car — it’s a bicycle!

Taking Care of Business…and Working Overtime!

October 22, 2013


Dear Mr. Salemi,

On October 3, 2013 I brought in my Dell laptop for a keyboard issue. After discussing the performance of the computer with you, I requested that a Micro-Sata (MSATA) hard drive chip be installed, along with an additional solid state drive (SSD), in order to enhance the performance.

All work was performed as requested, ahead of time and the computer works perfectly as expected. At the same time, the original keyboard problems that I mentioned were also resolved, and now the system can both enter and exit sleep modes from both keyboards.

All work done by you was to expectation and beyond in that you worked overtime on Saturday to complete the job.

Thank You!

Ray Gonzales
Santa Fe

No Blank Stares Here @ The Computer Guru!

October 22, 2013


This, today, from a very satisfied client and former Apple Employee.  I replaced the hard drive in her MacBook Pro, and installed the latest version of OSX, saving her many hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of a new MacBook:

“Steven, the system works beautifully with the new hard drive, everything is perfect now.  I am so glad to have found you.  I went to one other place before I came to see you, and when I described the problems I was having, they gave me a blank stare.  That didn’t give me a good feeling.  Thank You!”