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‘Frustration Zone’ launched to help release PC irritations

Slow, poor-performing PCs are making Brits increasingly frustrated. According to research released yesterday, the issue has become such a pain point that some Brits would much rather visit the dentist, queue for hours or be put on hold by a call centre for more than 10 minutes, than face a snail-paced computer.

Whether it’s a slow start-up or the loss of precious files and documents, the annoyance caused by PCs letting us down has sky rocketed. Over a third of those surveyed find a slow PC just as aggravating as an airline losing their luggage and as infuriating as finding fraudulent charges on a credit card. For almost one in three Brits, the frustration is on par with losing a mobile phone.

To help ease the pains of computer annoyances, a ‘Frustration Zone’ has been set up to release pent-up stress and help users be friends with their PCs again. Fed up PC lovers can smash plates, hit out at punch bags and thump a boxer punch machine in a bid to tame tempers.

Gadget Expert, Suzi Perry, who officially launched the Frustration Zone, commented: “There’s nothing more frustrating than a slow PC. We’ve all suffered from sluggish computers at one point or another – we’ve missed deadlines, lost work and been driven to despair by machines grinding to a painful halt. Although it can be frustrating, the key is to resist the urge to smash something as there are lots of simple and effective ways to get your tech back up to speed. If you can’t resist the rage, the Frustration Zone is the perfect place to vent that pent up fury.”

The Frustration Zone has been set up by Be Friends with your PC, a campaign that encourages people to think about the performance (speed and stability) of their PCs.