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Review: Dell XPS 15 laptop

by Blogger on ‎03-24-2015 02:06 PM

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Using a 15-inch laptop tends to be a matter of choosing power or screen size, but in some cases, both become complementary factors influencing a buying decision. Dell's XPS 15 is one of those, and it’s a PC equivalent to a MacBook Pro 15-inch, sporting similar specs under the hood. It may not have a distinct style on the outside, but it’s what’s on the inside that will count most when getting things done.

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Review: Eurocom Electra 3 gaming laptop

by Blogger on ‎03-21-2015 11:51 AM - last edited on ‎03-23-2015 10:51 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Lately I’ve been on a bit of a kick with gaming laptops. They’ve really been coming in to their own as of late. There are so many great options and people’s interest in having enough PC muscle to game, in a laptop form factor is definitely increasing. For most people something like an Ultrabook or Chromebook is basic enough to get work done day to day, but when you want to do multimedia creation, or enjoy the latest PC games without having to sacrifice on graphics or performance, a gaming PC is tough to beat. If you can get the power of a gaming PC with the mobility of a laptop you’ll have something that has been the dream of many gamers for years. These days it’s not that farfetched and you have a few options. The latest model I’ve looked at is the Electra 3 from Eurocom. I’ve been a big fan of Eurocom’s laptops in the past so I was curious if this latest model would continue their winning streak.

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Microsoft has been around for a very long time. There was a time when they were mainly known for their work in operating systems, and desktop software. Microsoft has expanded beyond those offerings to deliver exciting and innovative hardware too. I still remember the first Microsoft Mouse very fondly, and since then they’ve gone on to bring us game consoles, more PC accessories, the Surface, and more.

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Review: The Asus N551JK desktop replacement laptop

by Blogger on ‎03-12-2015 01:17 PM - last edited on ‎03-12-2015 02:08 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The latest laptop that I’ve been spending time with is the Asus N551JK. These days it seems like everyone is moving towards Ultrabooks and ultra-portable convertible laptops but there is certainly still a place for beefy desktop-replacement style machines for those power users who focus more on utility than portability. That’s where the N551JK shines. It’s clearly not trying to compete with all of those extremely thin, light, and portable machines. It embraces the idea of a desktop replacement by delivering power, flexibility, and versatility in a package that won’t make you miss your desktop PC at all. Worried about not having an optical disc drive for DVD and CDs? The N551JK has one. Worried about not having enough RAM or hard drive space/ The N551JK has you covered there too. This machine gives you all the specs from your desktop PC without making you sacrifice on ports of versatility.

 

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How to get the best Wi-Fi signal in your home

by Blogger on ‎03-12-2015 10:51 AM - last edited on ‎03-12-2015 11:22 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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One of the main reasons Internet access in the home has become so prevalent, to the point where it’s even taken for granted, is the scope of the access itself. If you think back to even 10 years ago, Wi-Fi wasn’t a fixture in every home and mobile devices didn’t even have Wi-Fi chips built-in. Today, all that’s changed, and it’s not about adopting Wi-Fi anymore, it’s about getting the best signal to maintain a high level of access. The technology available today makes that much easier than ever before.

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A convertible laptop is designed to be a hybrid 2-in-1 solution—a laptop when you need to be productive, and a tablet when you want to consume content with less size and weight. These come in various designs, and there are plenty to choose from. Much like their purpose in being versatile, convertibles change what a conventional laptop can be. If you’re in the market for something new, a 2-in-1 might be unique enough to sway you.

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There used to be a time when getting a new PC was both an exciting event and a bit of a headache since it meant you had to deal with the growing pains of transitioning from your old PC to your new one. There were many challenges and chores to put up with in the migration. These days that’s not the case at all and if you’ve been taking advantage of modern computing you can make the whole process surprisingly quick, easy, and pain free. I’ve got to use a different new PC just about every week and I’ve managed to streamline the whole process to make it amazingly simple and efficient so that I can be up and running in no time at all with all my familiar data, preferences, and software.

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Buying a laptop: the lowdown on memory

by Blogger on ‎02-12-2015 09:34 AM - last edited on ‎02-20-2015 12:04 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When you’re shopping for a laptop and someone asks you about memory, there are so many different things they could mean. In my opinion, memory is one of the biggest deciding factors these days when you’re shopping for a laptop as it can fundamentally change your experience yet can be something that is for all intents and purposes invisible. You can’t look at a laptop and know how much memory it has. You can’t even tell right away based on the machine’s performance but the quantity, type, and speed of memory in your laptop can make a world of difference to you.

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Buying a laptop: what you should know about processors

by Blogger ‎01-30-2015 11:33 AM - edited ‎01-30-2015 11:34 AM

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So many people looking to buy a laptop can get intimidated and scared to ask about things they don’t understand. For many it often seems easier to just buy whatever is popular rather than actually look under the hood and kick the tires. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you see that shopping for a laptop isn’t so bad. We’ve got a few guides that will walk you through a few of the factors you should be paying attention to when making your decision. This will help you feel more comfortable comparing machines, and make asking the right questions even easier. There is no reason laptop shopping ought to be intimidating. Let’s make it a fun experience and hopefully learn a thing or two in the process. Speaking of processes, we’re going to start by focusing in on processors by taking a look at some of the things you ought to know about them when you start shopping.

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Tips to make your home office ergonomically friendly

by Blogger on ‎01-29-2015 01:27 PM - last edited on ‎01-29-2015 03:25 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I’m sure by now we’ve all heard about how important posture is to maintain good health, and if you spend lots of time in front of your computer this is especially true. I’ve been working from home for nearly a decade now, so I know all too well how prolonged time in front of your computer can result in aches and pains, usually in your back, arms, wrists, and neck. Fortunately, I learned a bit about ergonomics while at university, which I’ve put into practice over the years in my home office to help minimize the risk of prolonged strains and stresses.

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A first look at Windows 10

by Blogger on ‎01-21-2015 02:14 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 02:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Today was a huge day for Microsoft. They just had their big Windows 10 briefing event where they gave everyone a glimpse of the future and what a glorious future it is. There certainly was quite a lot of news to talk about. Windows 10 looks like a big jump for the platform which will make many exciting changes. This goes beyond the PC to tablets, phones, games, and beyond as we’ll see. This is the start of a new generation of more personal computing. After today I can’t wait for Windows 10 to roll out. I’m sure after seeing more of the Windows 10 news you’ll feel the same way.

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There’s nothing quite like working from home, regardless of whether you do it part-time from your day job or make a living doing it. It can be liberating and lonely; efficient and distracting all at once. To make you work the way you should, your home office needs to have what you feel you need. Here are some product ideas that can make working close to your bed, couch and kitchen as fun as it should be.

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Linksys Routers

by Blogger on ‎12-19-2014 06:39 AM

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Linksys is by no means new to the world of routers. They have a fantastic track record, making some of the most popular routers out there. They’re definitely an industry leader and can often be looked to for setting the standard with how things are done. Their routers have always been reliable and robust pieces of equipment trusted by beginners and power users alike. These days with all the router choices you have out there it’s great to know how what sets them apart from one another so today we’ll take a closer look at the Linksys router line up and what it has to offer.

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Tech gifts for work and play

by Blogger on ‎12-18-2014 12:40 PM - last edited on ‎12-18-2014 01:37 PM by Moderator

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Buying a tech gift should not only make a lasting impression, it should be something the recipient uses for a lasting duration of time. That’s one of the reasons tech gifts can be so personal. The want for the right device to fit the need of getting work done or just enjoying the simplicity and access it might offer is what can truly make it so satisfying. Of course, the world of consumer technology is big enough as it is, but here are some handpicked items that may be good to look at if you’re so inclined.

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What to look for in your next laptop?

by Blogger on ‎11-20-2014 04:21 PM - last edited on ‎11-20-2014 04:25 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Buying a laptop is a personal thing. It’s the computer you take with you wherever you go, or the one that stays safe at home. It sits on a desk or on your lap. It lets you consume content or create it. All of that is great, but finding one that is right for you isn’t as easy as it may seem. The level of choice is widely varied, and the differences in capabilities equally so. If you’re in that boat, here is a guide that might be able to help.

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