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I have a Macbook pro 15" early 2011. The Harddisk was 500 GB 7200 RPM, which was slowing the performance of my laptop.
So I have decided to to change it with a SSD one.
I heard from my friends about crucial m4, they said it is amazingly fast and saves battery.
When I looked I found this M500, I cloned my hard disk and booted with the M500 480GB.
I saw the difference, extremely faster than the HDD and booting time is less by approx a min. but reading and writing are fast fast fast....
If you want to learn something new you have to invest the time. Clearly most negative reviewers here haven't. For the most part, Windows 8 is not that different from window 7.
First watch some youtube tutorials then customize the desktop & new start screen, learn a few shortcuts keys (like win key & win+C) and change a few program defaults and windows 8 is impressive.
If you don't like the mouse hover required to bring up some menus (for example), learn the shortcut (win+C for charms menu), or create a desktop shortcut, this is windows and still very customizable.
If you don't like the new start screen, put all your most used program shortcuts on the old desktop and you can easily avoid the new start screen all together.
Many improvements in: task manager, file explorer, download speed graph, tablet apps, just to name a few.
You get the best of both worlds, tablet apps and pc made programs. I have only mildly explored the available apps, it is clear the windows store needs more work but it is new and because Microsoft is huge, I am sure the quantity (at least) will grow quickly. Some apps are pointless on a PC but others provide a unique service or feature. If this new apps feature created problems or slowed down my system, I would hate its addition but since windows 8 runs very well and fast, they are a very cool bonus.
Personally I really like the new start screen, I put shortcuts for all my programs, utilities and files and folders there. It is hard to consistently use this though because every time you open something that is not a tablet app, you get sent to the old desktop. They should be integrated better, while still providing access to the file structure and all the extensive traditional PC admin options lacking on mobile devices.
I have been looking at that old desktop screen for over 10 years now and welcome this very good looking new change.