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Old 2nd November 2009, 16:06   #1
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You wouldn’t buy a new car that took five minutes to get out of first gear or a new hard disk that was already half-full of files – but plenty of people are unwittingly buying a laptop that’s been hobbled before it’s even left the factory.

That’s because crapware – the common term for “free” software that’s piled on to new PCs – can have a catastrophic effect on boot times, performance and hard disk space.
* Acer
* Apple
* Asus
* Dell
* HP
* Lenovo
* Samsung
* Sony
* Toshiba
To find out which PC companies are the worst offenders, we put nine machines from the major manufacturers through a battery of tests designed to highlight where they’re being run ragged by unwanted software.

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/features/352927/the-crapware-con
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Didn't know that laptops came from the factory/company with all that stuff included. The guy where I buy my hardware (Pema Systems, Merksem) does clean installs on everything that goes out his door...
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he's not a large OEM who can make deals with software makers
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they forgot Medion...
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haven't seen Medion at any company so far;
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Old 2nd November 2009, 19:22   #6
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I was impressed by the lack of crapware on my MSI Wind.


Another thing that surprises me is that noone has discovered "100% crapware free" as a USP.
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Old 3rd November 2009, 09:06   #7
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Same here, I was positivly surprised by the amount of crapware on my Dell . Afaik there was hardly any crapware installed on it.
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