Electric is all the rage in the car industry right now, with most of the manufacturers launching their full electric or hybrid range of vehicles.
They haven’t had much choice mind you, after the Government’s announcement of a complete ban on all new Petrol and Diesel cars by 2030.
Even the petrol heads of Formula 1 are getting on board; Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Jenson Button have all setup their own racing team to take part in the Extreme E all electric Racing Series.
I’ve been thinking about getting a hybrid as my next choice of car too, but having done some research, the biggest hurdle I’m finding is the size of the batteries, or more to the point, how little boot space is left for the luggage. This is one of the most important things to us as a family, when we finally get to travel again, so we’re not going to rush into it just yet.
One thing that some of my callers wish they hadn’t rushed into, is their last computer purchase.
Last week, I had three callers looking to upgrade their MacBook to the latest Big Sur Operating System, and I honestly told them not to bother.
The issue was down to a lack of disk space. All these callers had a system with only 128GB of storage, which is way too small in this day and age.
When you consider the Operating System, the apps, the data, and all the on-going system and security updates, 128GB won’t leave you with much room for anything else.
TIP – When you’re next on the lookout for a replacement PC or Mac, DO NOT go for a system with 128GB of storage. I’d advise a minimum of 250GB, or if you have lots of photos and music, you might need to go for a 500GB or even 1TB of disk space. This is something you need to check out BEFORE choosing your next system.
And for improved performance, I’d definitely pay a little bit extra for a high-speed Solid-State Disk (SSD) as the storage type. I promise you won’t regret it.