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Alienware desktop PCs

by Blogger on ‎07-14-2014 04:54 PM - last edited on ‎07-17-2014 04:28 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Back to School season is right around the corner, and with that time of year we also tend to see another crop of fresh video games. That combo makes this a fantastic time to go PC shopping, particular if you need a new schoolwork PC that just happens to also be a pretty mean gaming PC too. With that in mind, we turn our attention over to Alienware who have a couple hot new desktops available; the Alienware X51-R2, and the Alienware R4. Are a couple of serious machines that any PC gamer would be pleased to have as their rig. Alienware knows a thing or two about gaming PCs after all, and that’s evident when you take a look at these two models.

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Review: ASUS PB287 4K Computer Monitor Display

by Blogger on ‎07-08-2014 12:17 AM - last edited on ‎07-09-2014 04:38 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The future of video is always marching forwards, but it’s never been so fast as in the last 15 years. We’ve seen the maturity of technology beginning with 16x9 widescreen televisions, HDTVs, flat panel televisions, 3DTV, Smart TV… and now 4k. It’s no surprise that monitor technology has kept pace and exceeded TV tech; having higher definition video sources on your computer has always been easy, which is why I was excited to test out the Asus PB287 4k Monitor. It’s a piece of the future that’s available right now.

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Zotac Video Cards

by Blogger on ‎06-26-2014 05:14 PM - last edited on ‎07-03-2014 02:06 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Any serious PC gamer knows that having the right video card in your system can make all the difference in the world both in terms of cost, and performance. You want to aim for that sweet spot where performance and price are balanced without creating bottlenecks in your rig. My general advice is to get the best video card you can afford before it's overpowered compared against the rest of your system’s components. Getting the latest and greatest isn’t always ideal when all your other components are old and in need of upgrading. But if your rig is up to date and you’re looking to get the most out of it, picking up the most high-performance kit out there can turn your Corvette into a Lamborghini and make games perform amazingly for years to come.

 

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Review: Eurocom Shark 2 Gaming Laptop

by Blogger on ‎06-15-2014 11:05 AM - last edited on ‎06-23-2014 10:00 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Eurocom isn’t quite the most commonly talked about name in notebooks that I hear. There are certainly more common brands out there. That’s a shame, because every Eurocom notebook I take for a spin, I like even more than the last. The performance, quality, and attention to detail of their notebooks make them formidable machines, when compared against other notebooks out there, or even available desktop PCs. The latest Eurocom PC I’ve been spending time with has been their Shark 2 which has plenty of horsepower under the hood to satisfy any gamer looking to break free of their desk.

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Review: Asus Chromebox is an intriguing and versatile mini computer

by Blogger on ‎06-10-2014 11:06 AM - last edited on ‎06-20-2014 01:51 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Technology is inherently meant to be versatile, and versatility is generally appreciated in a tech product, which could be the ideal position for the Asus Chromebox. Is it a small desktop computer? A home entertainment hub? Something else altogether? The lack of a distinct identity for the Chromebox isn’t a knock against it, but rather one of its most intriguing qualities. The small box doesn’t feel out of place in a few different areas, but does the software fit right in to any environment as well?

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ASUS’ dual-boot Transformer Book Trio

by Blogger on ‎06-04-2014 06:07 PM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 01:17 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Are you tired of carrying around your Android tablet AND your Windows notebook PC but still want all the functionality of each? ASUS has you covered with their new Transformer Book Trio that manages to dual-boot to run both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on the same piece of hardware. Now you can minimize your daily carry while still being able to enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Review: Canon SELPHY CP910 Wireless Compact Photo Printer

by Blogger ‎05-30-2014 08:13 AM - edited ‎05-31-2014 07:30 AM

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In the digital age we live in today, it’s never been easier to capture and share moments through the photos we take. From shameless selfies to group shots—it’s almost a given that any social outing will end in a spree of photos. What better way to celebrate and cherish these special memories than by taking it past the digital screen and into the palm of your hands? The portable and lightweight SELPHY CP910 Wireless Photo Printer from Canon is the perfect companion that will do just that, and with its fun, creative, and easy-to-use functionalities, it’s no surprise that it’ll also be an instant hit with any tween girl!

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Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3 PC and tablet hybrid

by Blogger on ‎05-20-2014 11:46 PM - last edited on ‎05-21-2014 12:45 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Only a mere six months after launching the Surface Pro 2, Microsoft has just unveiled its successor, the Surface Pro 3, a thinner and lighter model that aims to crossover from consumption to creation in a big way. With a larger 12-inch full HD display, fast Intel Core processors, a more flexible kickstand and stylus input, the die has been cast on what this hybrid tablet and PC is designed to be.

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Wireless-AC vs. Wireless-N: What you should know

by Blogger ‎04-24-2014 10:33 AM - edited ‎06-16-2014 09:56 PM

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Wireless, or Wi-Fi, protocols aren’t common knowledge for the average consumer. It’s one of those understated tech specs that can play a big role in how well you enjoy the convenience of browsing or streaming on your home network. So, when you see the term 802.11ac, or Wireless-AC, you know you’re looking at the current standard. Still, there are routers and devices out there that work on 802.11n or Wireless-N, and it might be worth it to you to know the differences between them.

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Behold the cutting edge of PC gaming; the Razer Blade gaming laptop.

by Blogger on ‎04-14-2014 03:40 PM - last edited on ‎04-15-2014 09:06 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

razer-blade-gallery-v3-05.pngIf you’re a PC gamer, you really owe it to yourself to check out the new Razer Blade gaming laptop. Razer has a history of making great PC gaming accessories and peripherals so they certainly know gamers well. A lot of their PC gaming accessories, like the BlackWidow keyboard are favorites with many PC gamers out there. Now they’ve taken all of that PC gaming know-how and applied it to making their very own PC, made specifically for gamers. This gadget is a serious piece of hardware, design to provide no-compromise PC-gaming in a truly mobile form-factor.

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Why you should upgrade from Windows XP now

by Blogger on ‎04-07-2014 04:50 PM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 09:53 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Windows XP first came out way back in 2001, over twelve years ago. In the technology world twelve years can be a lifetime. Fittingly, Windows XP is now coming to the end of its life with Microsoft ending support for the aging OS on April 8. Windows XP was a great operating system, there is no doubt about that, and it had quite an impressive run. However, times change and so too must your PC’s operating system. For many users with relatively modern machines, you can just upgrade to Windows 8.1 and enjoy all the enhancements the latest OS has to offer like greater personalization, security, and cloud connectivity. 

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Eurocom M3: a mobile PC gamer's dream machine.

by Blogger on ‎04-05-2014 01:26 PM - last edited on ‎04-07-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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These days I’ve been spending a lot of time playing around on a Eurocom M3 notebook. Let me tell you, this thing is a fierce machine. I often get to play around with notebooks in every category, from mobile business machines, to budget every day machines. The Eurocom is clearly a gaming machine, but goes beyond that to really stand out amongst all the other gaming notebooks out there today.

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Spring cleaning your PC

by Blogger on ‎03-30-2014 09:01 AM - last edited on ‎05-26-2014 03:55 PM by Administrator

 

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Spring is here, so it’s time for a good old fashioned spring cleaning. Sure you already know to flip your mattress, dust your shelves, organize your garage, and all of that usual stuff but it’s really worth giving equal attention to your PC. In fact, your PC needs twice the cleaning love since you’ve got to clean both the physical components of it, as well as the data inside it to keep everything in tip-top condition and running at optimal performance, so you’re getting the most out of your investment.

 

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Review: Acer Chromebook C720P

by Blogger on ‎03-29-2014 04:19 PM - last edited on ‎05-06-2014 10:35 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Chromebooks are unique products that don’t quite fit into one specific category. They’re not laptop replacements, nor are they tablets. They don’t offer the expanse of Windows or Mac OS X, and they rely heavily on access to the Internet for consumption and productivity. Despite what might be considered drawbacks, they’re getting better, and Acer’s Chromebook C720P may be one of the best you can find at an affordable price.

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Overview: the basics on the Asus Chromebox

by Blogger on ‎03-17-2014 02:48 PM - last edited on ‎03-18-2014 12:17 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The fact that the word “Chrome” is in the product name quickly reveals what kind of stamp is on the Chromebox — it’s a box that runs on Google’s Chrome operating system, which can perhaps best be described as a Chromebook laptop in the form factor of a small box. This design choice enables a few different scenarios wherein the device can be used as a desktop computer or TV streamer. Here’s a quick look at what this small square-sized gizmo has to offer.

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