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 by Brenda B

Very pleased with the work Robin of Orwell Computers did so well in a friendly, timely and efficient service. Also very reassuring.
I will definitely recommend him.

 by Martin
From: Halesworth

I have persevered with my Mac being slow and crashing on a regular basis almost all through lockdown to the point that I started to dread undertaking some tasks. Robin quickly diagnosed this as a failing disk which he replaced the same day. At my request he also upgraded the RAM, but all in all I was only without my Mac for 48 hours. It now runs better than I ever remember. So glad I wasn't impulsive and went out to buy a new Mac!! Thank-you Robin for the exemplary service.

 by Becky Potter
From: FolkEast

What a difference! I have struggled for some time with my Mac being slow and temperamental. I can honestly say it is now better than new. Thank you ,Robin, for your expertise and fantastic service - reassuring and quick. Highly recommend.

 by Peter
From: East Bergholt

Great service and value for money from Robin. My iMac failed to load up after a software update and after Robin changed the old hard drive for a SSD it is better than new - and no loss of data. Highly recommended for Robin's quick response and expertise.

 by Rebecca
From: Otley

Fantastic service - Robin collected my Macbook Pro, repaired it the same afternoon, and returned it the next day! Couldn't ask for a better service.

 by Chris

Robin provides a first class service, one that is personal and fast too, exactly what you need with sensitive computer issues. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Utterly fabulous job.

 by Judy
From: Ipswich

Great service - all work undertaken fully explained - transferred data and set up new Mac - upgraded old equipment enabling it to be used rather than destroyed. Robin is extremely helpful and very good at what he does.

 by Glenn
From: woodbridge

One of My 2012 MacBook speakers became distorted and Robin replaced both in record time and at a reasonable price. Brilliant service, can’t fault it. Thanks Robin !

 by Sid
From: woodbridge

Superb service

 by Alan

Recommend to Robin (as an Apple specialist) by another local IT guy Marc Fowler who recommended the right course of action- replace my degrading hard disk. All done. Working perfectly. Super service. No complaints whatsoever. And all within 24 hours… But book to avoid disappointment. If I have any new issues, my first port of call.

 by Rob
From: Framlingham

Excellent service, explains what the likely problem may be, and estimates the cost .Good pick up at Ferry car park.Can fully recommend Robin , without any hesitation.

 by Brian
From: Felixstowe

I must admit that when I saw all the five start reviews I was a little suspicious but I could not resist using someone so nearby. My 2013 iMac had its failed hard drive replaced by a solid state drive and it works like a dream. The service I received was impeccable and I have no hesitation in recommending Orwell Computers, so another five star review.

 by Harry
From: Billericay

My internal hard drive of my 2012 iMac had failed a couple of years ago and I had substituted it with a cheap external hard drive which was showing signs of failing again. Having researched various options I spoke to Robin who advised on a replacement internal SSD. I decided to go ahead with this and due to being 50 miles away from Felixstowe drove up and met him in the designated car park. Within 2 hours I had received a call that it was repaired so I picked it up and drove home. It was an a very simple process and one that worked perfectly. Having arrived home and set the iMac how I like it I can say that the machine is not only working perfectly but seems much quicker that I remember it when it was new. Fantastic service, cannot recommend him highly enough and I have absolute confidence that I have obtained the best possible repair. Well worth the trip.

 by David & Dianne
From: Martlesham

We had pop ups/warnings on our 2014 iMac after upgrading to Big Sur recently. Robin sorted all that out and then replaced the hard drive with a solid state unit and transferred all the data across. It runs considerably quicker and should be good for a while yet – at a very reasonable cost.
It's the second time we've used Robin and we wouldn't hesitate to use him again as he is honest, knowledgeable, friendly and great (and patient!) at explaining things. The computer was picked up and returned to our house – all very painless. It was a pleasure to do business with him.

 by Michael Rogers
From: Felixstowe

I had always heard Robin was very good but never used him until now. A builder accidentally smashed the screen on my Apple Mac PC. Contacted Robin who rectified the problem within two days even tho he was on holiday. Would highly recommend 👍

 by Martin
From: Woodbridge

Robin can always be relied upon to provide a fast and efficient service at a sensible price. This time he ported over all our data and applications onto a new iMac after the GPU on our 2010 iMac finally gave up. Dropped off our old iMac on the Saturday and picked up our new one with all the data and apps transferred a day later on the Sunday. He will always be my first port of call for resolving problems with my macs.

 by Kim B
From: Felixstowe

Our IT world fell apart when we had simultaneous hardware problems with our iMac (failed Fusion Drive), MacBook Pro (failing hard drive) and Time Capsule (obsolescent and failing hard drive). Robin swiftly came to our rescue with home collection, rapid turnaround repairs and no-nonsense layman-understandable advice (including openly admitting when issues were beyond his area of expertise). There is no question that he will be our first port of call with any similar future problems. THANK YOU!

 by Wes
From: Martlesham

The fusion drive on my iMac failed. Robin replaced it, sorted out a slightly tricky recovery of my data and apps and fixed a few other minor issues. He persisted in sorting out the problems where others might have given up. I was impressed that he kept me in touch and took time to explain any problems he encountered. Excellent service and I definitely recommend him.

 by Kevin
From: Martlesham

Robin helped me negotiate a disk upgrade with my insurance company
Great service. Would definitely use again. Highly recommended.

 by Lisa
From: Suffolk

So pleased I used Robin of Orwell Computers to service my MacBook - I would not hesitate to use him again. A professional and friendly manner, he took the time to answer all my queries!

 by Josephine Bradby
From: Hollesley

Look no further! I didn't know where to go to get my computer repaired and by good luck found Robin of Orwell Computers on Google. If you want to know you can trust someone - this is the man! My computer had completely frozen and I was unable to use it. Robin fixed it and gave me advice as to how to prevent this happening in the future. Delivering and collecting was simple. Good to know he is there if I need him again. Thank you Robin.

 by Julie
From: Melton

Robin was highly recommended. He didn't disappoint. We had 2 badly managed Mac books that were over abused by children and adults alike. He took our long list of requests and gave them both a thorough health check, moving over hard drives, tidying up programmes etc. The result, 2 Macs that feel new and future proof. He was incredibly speedy, efficient and thorough. His services were very reasonably priced also. Robin gave us steering that we wouldn't even have known to ask for. Subsequently I have called on his service at short notice to help with some work related IT query and again the problem was solved smartly over a phone call. I consider Orwell Computers a trusted supplier now and have them added to my short dial.

 by Alan
From: Suffolk

The HDD on my 2013 iMac started to fail. I searched for a local Apple professional and found the highly rated Orwell Computers. I submitted my enquiry and Robin responded within minutes. Based on Robin's advice I immediately book in my iMac for an SSD upgrade. I dropped off my iMac in a 'covid safe' environment and picked it up the following morning. My iMac was returned in pristine condition and is now working better than ever. I would not hesitate to recommend Orwell Computers to anybody who needs help with their Mac.

 by Sandy
From: Suffolk

First time I've used Robin's service and it won't be the last. Speedy, reliable and trustworthy. What more can you ask for in this day and age?

 by Bruce Johnson
From: Dallinghoo

As ever, Robin’s attention to detail, and friendly professional
attitude is extremely reassuring when one’s Mac has had
accident! In short, faultless.

 by Ginny Besly
From: Melton

So pleased to have met up with Robin again when my MacBook packed up last week - totally reliable and included collection and delivery in spite of icy weather.

 by Marcus Mcmyn
From: Norwich

Robin has done a great job sorting out my laptop for me. I needed it for my university work and he was able to fit it in earlier than I had booked for which has been very useful for me as all my lectures are online. He provides a great service and is very easy to communicate with and has done a great job. I would recommend using Orwell computers to anyone that needs help with and Mac issues.

 by Scot
From: Gybe Build

Fantastic service and no nonsense approach to solving my Mac issues, especially useful as I’m not that technical

 by David Tombs
From: Felixstowe

Robin provided a first class service, he did what he said he would do, on time, first time. Thoroughly professional helpful. I also appreciated his arrangements for collection and return of my Imac, again professional and relevant.

 by Phil B
From: Ipswich

Over a period of several weeks our Mac started to slow down to the point that it was almost unusuable. Documents and photos took an eternity to open and even longer to delete. I tried everything I could think of to remedy the issue, including using one of those apps that promises to detect and highlight system junk, unnecessary files etc. Using it I cleared out loads of items but , in truth, probably overdid it as Mail and other items then wouldn't even open at all. It looked as though the Mac was bound for Foxhall tip but just then someone pointed me in the direction of Orwell Computers - and I'm so glad they did. I contacted Robin and made arrangements for him to collect the machine from my home address. He arrived spot on the appointed time and immediately filled me with hope that all was not lost. Diagnosis of the problem (a failing hard drive) was completed the same day and the replacement carried out really quickly. The only fly in the ointment was that my Time Machine was also failing at the same time so the reinstall of info to the hard drive took 25 hours instead of the expected 6 or so. Thanks to Robin's advice, I've now replaced the Time Machine with a different hard drive. I thoroughly recommend Robin's service to anyone. He was swift, reliable, on budget and really helpful with advice and suggestions - and was a really decent man to deal with.

 by Mike B
From: Woodbridge

I had a persistent problem with my iMac which an Ipswich so-called repair shop could not fix despite 2 attempts. In despair I turned to Robin at Orwell Computers who cleared all the faults and it now works like new. He arrived punctually and delivered my machine as he said he would. He is conscientious and knows his business; I cannot recommend him highly enough.

 by Adrian A

I was convinced my Desktop Mac was ready for the junk yard when it refused to boot, refused to have a new OS installed etc. By luck I was recommended to Robin at Orwell Computers and within 2 days had it up and running like new. The machine was collected and dropped back exactly when Robin said it would. Anybody with a Desktop Mac issue should contact Robin in the first instance and receive excellent technical service - I cannot recommend highly enough.

 by Keith
From: Matlock, Derbyshire

I was completely convinced that I had a fusion drive in my iMac and that I'd trashed it in trying to go back from Big Sur to Catalina. I fully accepted that it was a split the case and replace the drive with an SSD. I duly sent it to Robin for its "operation" but in the end it wasn't necessary. Robin managed to talk to the drive , find out it wasn't a fusion drive (despite that is what Apple had sold me) and that it was a top of the range SSD. It didn't need replacing just an expert who could bypass the normal recovery route for an iMac. I now have a fully functioning iMac with Catalina and was able to save everything because I had the backup.

Several points come out of this: Firstly, Robin has real wisdom when it comes to dealing with hardware and software issues with Mac's.
Secondly, he has a knack of being able to communicate clearly on any level from non technical to a partial expert without any condescension. Finally, he is exceptionally honest. He could have charged me for the "operation" and I would have been non the wiser. In the end I was more than happy to pay for Robin's time and expertise and wouldn't hesitate to use him again.

 by Verity Brown

Thanks again for excellent advice. I thought I had some malware on my Mac. The advice given was clear, prompt, easy to follow and solved my problem within minutes. Robin's knowledge is vast, and he knows how to communicate it to those of us with minimal understanding/expertise.

 by John C.
From: Woodbridge

Highly recommend Orwell Computers. Reliable personal service which we particularly appreciate as we had neither the knowledge or the patience to sort out software issues on our Mac.

 by Justin Minns
From: Stowmarket

This was the second time I've used Orwell Computers and both times Robin has given excellent, honest advice, fast diagnosis and quality workmanship at a decent price as well... highly recommended.

 by Sarah
From: Ipswich

After too long with the frustration of the ball of doom and nearly throwing mac out of window Robin came to the rescue! With a simple email he was able to diagnose the problem, picked up my mac and returned it to me working better than new within 48 hours over a weekend so no impact on my work. Friendly, knowledgable and honest. I will be spreading the word and recommending him to everyone. My parents gave me the original contact as they have had extremely positive experiences with him too. Thank you so much.

 by David
From: Stowmarket

Nearly threw out my very, very slow running Mac but decided to see if I could get it repaired. What a good decision!! Robin sorted my computer in 24 hours! Simple process of delivering the computer and no fuss. Excellent service and I now have a smooth running Mac. Would strongly recommend this company.

 by Ian Rowlands
From: Incredible Oceans

My 2009 iMac now feels like a new machine - why didn't I contact Robin earlier? Super-fast, straight-forward and super-friendly service, and I now have a fast, silent-running mac with better storage and processing. Awesome.

 by J & J
From: Hadleigh

We received an immediate response to our plea for help. Our questions were answered in a manner that those of us with only basic technical knowledge can relate to and our computer issues were attended to promptly. We have no hesitation in recommending Robin for issues with Mac

 by Maria
From: Edwardstone, Suffolk

I am not techie but as my iMac was getting slower and slower with no improvement after clearing as much as I could from it I knew I had to get it seen to. My husband had used Robin a few years back and recommended him.

I am very pleased I asked Robin to look at it, he told me what was wrong and what it needed to be fixed. I now have an iMac which feels as good as new, actually faster than it’s ever been. I would have no hesitation in using him again and to recommend him. Thank you Robin.

 by Tony Coe
From: Rushmere St.Andrew, Suffolk

As a longtime Apple Mac user and very reliant on my computer I require a good Apple Mac expert that I can rely on. Robin at Orwell Computers is that person with whom I've dealt with over the years and trust to deliver a very quick and efficient service.

 by Rachel
From: Woodbridge

Straightforward, trustworthy and completely reliable. Robin empathetically dealt with 2 non technical people taking us through an 'MOT' he gave our Macbooks. The result was hugely improved functionality and a stop to endless sudden crashes.... we'll get some more life out of them yet. Thank you Robin!

 by Steve Hayward-Jones
From: Ipswich

Being from a technical background and previously building my own PCs, when my iMac hard disk failed I thought, no problem, I'll get this sorted... Reading into the in and outs of the process to replace this I soon realised this would be out of my depth! Quick Google of local businesses who fix Macs and Orwell Computers came up, plus had good reviews. From starting to deal with Robin and until completion of the work was a breeze and I found the whole process easy, great communication, advice was spot on and extremely happy with the outcome of my iMac up and running once again. I highly recommend using Robin, even if you think you can fix the complex build of an Apple machine, it's not worth the risk - use an expert, which I clearly did. Thank you.

 by Pete Matthews
From: Kirton

We had a completely dead iMac, after a power surge, and feared the worst! Had to wait a couple of weeks, but I guess that was shear volume of work, probably due to the lockdown. Booking system works really well, and once our iMac was with Robin, he had it sorted in a couple of days. He even sourced a second hand power supply, as a new unit was on a couple of weeks back order. Having an assistant head teacher, and two kids home schooling, we were keen to get it back. We got a 1 Tb SSD installed at the same time - much quicker now!

Cheers Robin 🙂

 by Russell
From: Ipswich

I had an old Mac mini 2014 sitting in a cupboard and wondered if a SSD drive would bring it back to life. I messaged Robin and he very was very helpful and clear with options and likely results.

The “new” Mac mini is better than new - not an understatement. And Robin has provided outstanding service throughout, he also fixed a corrupt user ID I was suffering with.

So if you suffer with HDD get a SSD - from Robin!


 by Adam Moore
From: Colchester

Robin talked me through my options for upgrading my computer and delivered a fantastic service from start to finish. I’ll be using his services again in the future, trusting his advice and recommending others without hesitation.

 by Alastair
From: First Strokes Swim

We have been using Orwell Computers for over 7 years and are consistently happy with Robin's services. He is very knowledgeable on all aspects of Macs and is willing to assist on any issues we have. An office visit is very convenient and all our machines were serviced and working far better than they were before. It is always good to talk to an expert. Thanks Robin!

 by Tris
From: Ipswich

Robin did a fantastic job, was genuine and didn’t try to suggest extras which would not have made a difference. I’ve got a mid year 2012 MacBook Pro and it runs Catalina like a new MacBook! Very pleased and would use again. Was concerned about giving my macbook to someone I had never met for security reasons and he was happy to do the repair at my house. Really nice guy, thanks robin.

 by Clive Johnstone
From: Ipswich

Great service by Robin. Got me out of a sticky situation when my iMac was limping along with a hard drive issue. All replaced with a new drive and working very well. Five stars indeed.

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