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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 ‎04-04-2014 10:51 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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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 ‎04-04-2014 10:29 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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Picking out a gaming laptop

by Blogger ‎03-16-2014 10:14 AM - edited ‎03-16-2014 12:30 PM

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Many PC gamers tend to get chained to their desks with high powered gaming rigs, regarding laptops as weak system suitable only for work and browsing the web. The truth is that there are a lot of great high end gaming laptops available that let you take advantage of the mobility a laptop provides without having to compromise when it comes to playing your PC games.

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The concept of a convertible is usually known as driving with the top down, and that can be one way to describe what a convertible PC is supposed to be. These are hybrids in the sense that you can use them as laptops or tablets, either by separating the screen from the keyboard or flipping it in one way or another to change the input and user experience. There are plenty to choose from, and here’s a quick look at what they’re capable of.

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Review: Intel's NUC (D54250WYK )

by Blogger ‎03-14-2014 01:58 PM - edited ‎03-15-2014 05:30 PM

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Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is a kit-based 4" x 4" micro-PC that's small, efficient and powerful and extremely versatile in terms of where and how it can be used.

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Picking the right laptop for your business.

by Blogger on ‎03-09-2014 11:05 AM - last edited on ‎03-10-2014 04:27 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Shopping for a laptop can be tricky. There are several different sub-categories and specifications that can seem like a bit of a mine field if you’re at all unsure. It can really help to have some idea as to what you’re looking for when you start shopping so you can eliminate the unsuitable options and focus on what will make the most difference to you personally. Shopping for a laptop that you intend to use for business is no exception. It might surprise some to learn that there are whole ranges of laptops designed specifically with business use in mind. Let’s take a look at some of the factors you should consider when shopping for a business laptop.

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Review: NeatDesk scans documents, receipts and business cards

by Blogger on ‎03-01-2014 07:09 PM - last edited on ‎03-03-2014 10:10 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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No one likes tax time, a generally stressful period for Canadians leading up to April 30, otherwise known as the income tax filing deadline. Part of the reason for the stress isn’t just a matter of payments or refunds, but also being organized. It’s never fun trying to keep track of receipts, business cards and other documents, especially if you run a business, work for yourself or keep a home office. Stacks of paper can mount quickly. The NeatDesk may be the help you need: it is a desktop scanner that can enable you to go paperless which can save time and space.

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When and why you need to upgrade your video card

by Blogger on ‎02-02-2014 09:33 AM - last edited on ‎02-03-2014 11:37 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you’re into PC gaming you’ll understand just how important a good graphics card can be to the experience. It can be such a crucial component to your PC gaming rig that often gamers will spend as much on a new video card upgrade as they spent on the rest of the components they use combined. With video cards playing such a crucial role, it can be tough knowing when it is just the right time to upgrade and how exactly to make that decision. Today we’ll take a look at some of the factors involved in that decision, and some options for your new GPU.

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Review: Sony VAIO FLIP 14"

by Blogger on ‎02-01-2014 10:35 AM - last edited on ‎02-20-2014 02:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When the Sony VAIO Flip 14 landed on my desk I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I knew It was one of the new hybrid style machines that could be used as both a notebook PC or a tablet but I didn’t know too much beyond that. I’ve used hybrid style machines before but as soon as I took this one out of the box I could tell I was in for a treat. From the aluminum finish to the smooth feeling transformation, this machine just screams style and quality.

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HP had a small presence at CES this year, and though the company focused its announcements on business products, the Android-based Slate 21 got the Pro treatment with a business version of the consumer model Future Shop already sells. It’s Android on a 21.5-inch all-in-one PC and it looks and feels good to use.

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Desktop computers as media central for the whole family

by Blogger on ‎12-16-2013 08:19 PM - last edited on ‎02-26-2014 02:58 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you have a desktop computer at home that may even have the designation of being the “family computer”, then you might want to utilize it as media repository that you can not only watch content on, but stream from as well. Adding a pair of Bluetooth speakers or a Sonos speaker means music playback can be pushed to another room. And the right app on your smartphone or tablet can bring that content to you anywhere in your home.

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