Tuning up Older Computers Could Save UK Households up to £500 This Christmas

November 14, 2009 // 8:56 p.m.

PC Tune-up Software Makes Old Computers Run Like New, Avoids the Need for a New PC, and Frees up Much-Needed Cash to Help (Mums) Keep Christmas Magical

LONDON, UK – 10 November 2009 – With the UK locked in the worst recession since records began, families across the country are looking for ways to cut the cost of Christmas, which, according to one survey by the British Retail Consortium, averages almost £975 per household. In fact, another survey* found that nearly half (45 percent) of the UK’s population are worried about how they will cover the cost of Christmas this year.

Expensive laptops and personal computers, high on many Christmas wish lists, are making it even harder for many families and mothers to balance budgets this year. However, according to the computer tune-up experts at iolo technologies, there is an alternative that may save them up to £500 or more this Christmas.

JJ Schoch, iolo technologies’ VP of marketing, explains: “There are millions of three or four year-old computers, often deemed slow and outdated, sitting in households across the UK that can be quickly, easily and cheaply optimised to run like new. We advise that, instead of spending the £500 typically required to buy a new computer, families simply tune up their existing machines and keep the cash for other more essential Christmas needs.”

This simple tip could benefit thousands of UK households with older, and therefore slower, computers. The unavoidable fact is that most PCs get slower over time, most often due to hidden start-up programs, registry errors and bloat, poor Internet settings, memory leaks, and hard drive fragmentation. However, PC tune-up software such as System Mechanic, fixes these problems by freeing up memory, fixing errors, unclogging speed-robbing bottlenecks, and removing clutter. The result is a PC that runs as if it was new, sometimes even faster.

Schoch concludes: “For those thousands of families facing Christmas on a tight budget, System Mechanic could be one of the smartest and cheapest ways to keep things magical without breaking the bank.”

System Mechanic is available for £30 from retail stores such as PC World, Staples and John Lewis, and various e-commerce sites, including QVC, Amazon.co.uk, Argos.co.uk and Play.com.

*Source: Moneysupermarket.com

About System Mechanic

System Mechanic is an award-winning PC tune-up suite designed to fix, speed up and maintain PCs so they run like new forever. Currently the #1 best selling PC tune-up product in the US, Canada, UK, France, and the Benelux region according to NPD and similar sources, System Mechanic® is used by more than 23 million consumers worldwide to keep nearly 70 million computers running at peak performance. As the only tune-up software to include iolo’s industry-first Tune-up Definitions, as well as its patent-pending ActiveCare® automatic maintenance technology, System Mechanic 9 represents a new, smarter approach to PC tune-up.

About iolo technologies

Crowned the Fastest-Growing Company in the United States for 2009 by the American Business Awards, iolo technologies, LLC (www.iolo.com) produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects Windows computers. A privately held firm founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles, iolo has presence in 32 countries, more than 23 million users worldwide, and hundreds of awards from industry analysts and media.
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