Get Ready for the Online Holiday Shopping Season with Computer Tune-Up Tips
As Online Retailers Prepare for a Busy Cyber Monday, Consumers Depend on Their
Computers to Deliver the Bargain-Hunting Holiday Cheer this Season
BOISE, Idaho -- November 08, 2012
As the busiest online shopping day of the year approaches, consumers will soon
be taking to the web, beginning on Cyber Monday, in a mad rush to seize
numerous online deals, one-day discounts, and early-bird promotions being
offered by online retailers. In the wake of a National Retail Federation
survey projecting an increase in the number of U.S. consumers that will be
shopping online this holiday season, the memory experts at Crucial.com urge
consumers to make sure their computer is ready to handle the rigors of
shopping online this holiday season.
“More and more consumers are choosing to skip the long lines and crowded malls
for the convenience of online shopping during the holiday season, but shopping
in cyberspace can quickly lead to increased frustration and stress when a
computer is not performing as needed,” said Roddy McLean, marketing director,
Crucial.com. “Let’s face it, the holidays are stressful enough, and no one
wants to be hindered in their quest for the next great deal by a computer that
slows to a crawl, freezes up, or crashes as they are about to click the
‘checkout’ button after hours spent finding the perfect gifts.”
So, before Cyber Monday is upon us, the experts at Crucial.com suggest that
consumers take a little time to get their computers ready for the
post-Thanksgiving annual online shopping spree with a few tune-up tips.
Upgrade The Holiday Memories.
Just like the mall stores need more employees to handle the influx of holiday
shoppers, computers also need an extra hand when it comes to navigating the
online holiday rush. In fact, if you have never upgraded the internal memory
(RAM) of your computer then chances are, any performance issues such as slow
loading webpages or programs, system crashes or errors, can be resolved with a
do-it-yourself memory upgrade.
Installing computer memory is a very simple and inexpensive process that
requires no special tools or skills. Crucial.com makes finding and installing
the correct memory upgrade simple with free, easy-to-use online tools such as
the Crucial® System Scanner that automatically scans the computer to determine
the current memory and recommends the right upgrade for your computer. With an
average price of around $50, a memory upgrade will go a long way toward making
this holiday season a jolly one for all.
Surf in Safety. Since online shopping usually requires credit card
information, it is important to check the security settings of the web browser
being used in order to protect credit card numbers and transaction details.
Make sure the web browser is up-to-date and that all security setting updates
are installed. Review the browser’s security settings to confirm they are set
to medium security levels at minimum.
Healthy Holiday. Just like humans, when a computer has a virus or is infected
with spyware, it becomes sluggish and performance suffers. Keep your
anti-virus program up-to-date, run a full system scan every three to six
months, and install an anti-spyware program.
Defrag Your Disk. Computer hard drives get fragmented when programs are
installed and uninstalled and files are added or removed. The files end up
scattered around the hard drive making it difficult for the computer to find
items in a timely manner. Utilize the system’s built-in disk defragment tool
to keep a computer running efficiently.
Dump The Junk. Whenever you install software updates, download images, save
music files, edit documents, or browse the web, your computer accumulates
unnecessary files and programs. Use the built-in uninstaller to remove
Visit Crucial.com for more tips and information on improving computer
performance and do-it-yourself memory upgrades this holiday season.
As a pioneer of do-it-yourself memory upgrades, Crucial.com bolsters its
online memory upgrade tools with a full team of memory upgrade experts to help
choose the right memory upgrade for over 50,000 desktops, laptops, servers,
printers, routers, and other electronic devices.
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Crucial.com is a leading online retailer specializing in computer memory (RAM)
upgrades and solid state drives (SSD), and is an online destination of Micron
Technology, Inc., one of the world's leading manufacturers ofcomputer memory
products. Crucial.com offers more than 250,000 upgrades for nearly every
computer system: home and business, old and new, PC and Mac® computers.
Utilizing a suite of easy-to-use, free online tools, including the Crucial
System Scanner and the Crucial Memory Advisor™ tools, consumers are able to
quickly assess, select, and purchase compatible memory upgrades to restore
computer performance, improve system reliability and increase productivity.
For more information, visitwww.crucial.com.
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semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures
and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memory, as well as other
innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions and semiconductor systems
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