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System Mechanic 11.5 Review & Christmas Giveaway

Update: the giveaway is now officially over. The winners are Biswanath, ha14, and NettoKung. Congratulations!

I won’t be exaggerating if I say that iolo System Mechanic is one of the most popular computer speedup and optimization programs. It’s been named the #1 PC optimizer by publications like PC World, uses US patented technology and simply works. We reviewed System Mechanic a while ago and even ran a small giveaway. And now we are happy to review System Mechanic 11.5 and organize a small Christmas giveaway, courtesy to iolo. Read on to learn more about the latest version of System Mechanic and find out how to win a free license.

System Mechanic giveaway[box]SYSTEM MECHANIC RATING:

OVERALL: 5/5

FEATURES: 5/5

EASE OF USE: 5/5

PRICE: free 30 day fully-featured trial, $49.95 to buy[/box]

Review

Since we’ve already covered the core tools of System Mechanic in our previous review, we’ll concentrated on the new features specific to version 11.5. The new version doesn’t include any new tools or utilities. Instead, it introduces new technologies and new ways of fixing PC problems. I guess that’s because System Mechanic doesn’t really need any new tools, as it offers pretty much every utility you may want to use to speed up computer performance, fix various errors, optimize the way Windows works and even protect your privacy.

System Mechanic 11.5

System Mechanic 11.5

Windows 8 Optimization

The first new feature that I’m going to mention is Windows 8 support. Even though Windows 8 is still very new and is fast compared to its predecessors, there is still room for optimization, tweaking and enhancements. This is especially true for Windows 8 registry, which behaves differently compared to previous Windows versions. System Mechanic 11.5 has been made with Windows 8’s architecture in mind and uses proven optimization techniques that allow to speed up Windows 8 startup and overall performance.

Guided Recommendations™

If you’ve used System Mechanic before, then you should know what Tune-up Definitions are. These Tune-up Definitions are unique to iolo’s software. Basically, they act in a similar way as your anti-virus program’s definitions, the only difference being that Tune-up Definitions are constantly updated optimization techniques and tweaks. The latest version of System Mechanic offers Guided Recommendations in addition to Tune-up Definitions. Basically, Guided Recommendations are system optimization intelligence collected from iolo users. This means that System Mechanic 11.5 doesn’t only rely on iolo developers’ expertise, but also takes user experience into account. Guided Recommendations consist of three components: the already mentioned Tune-up Definitions, a feature called True Impact that analyzes your system settings and applications to provide customized advice, and Collective Intelligence that uses community data to find the best optimization techniques for your system.

In theory, this should allow for even more accurate computer optimization. But we’ll need to use the program for some time to be able to see the actual results.

Giveaway

And now the best part – the giveaway. Guys from iolo offer 3 System Mechanic licenses for our readers as a Christmas gift. Here is what you need to do to qualify and get a chance to win System Mechanic 11.5:

[box]1. Like us on Facebook – you can do that either by clicking here or from the homepage
2. Leave an insightful comment to this post together with your Facebook page URLs, so that we can verify your entry[/box]

Please make sure you use a working email to comment, so that we can contact you in case you win. Winners will also be announced using an update to this post just before the New Year.

Good luck!