Here's our Hardware Tip for.. April 13, 2001
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Computer Trends--Part 4 of 4
In the old days, upgrading components inside the PC system unit was like digging around in the deep recesses of an automobile's engine compartment. In a relatively new trend, however, almost all PC makers now feature some sort of swing-out or slide-out section on their PC's internals. You'll often find a swing-out power supply or hard drive rack, and you may find the entire motherboard slides out when you release a couple of locks. If you upgrade your PCs often, check whether the new PC you plan to purchase features a slide-out motherboard or at least swing-out sections of the internal architecture. You'll find this a great help when upgrading internal components.