Simple Tips to Boost Your Home Internet Speed

Fast Internet is the bee’s knees. Unfortunately, many people feel frustrated day in and day out because of slow Internet connections. Even in this day of advanced technology, slow speeds, bad reception and other Wi-Fi problems are common. If you’ve been plagued by connection issues like these, there are a few things you can do to improve your situation. And they don’t involve sitting on hold with your Internet provider! Test Your Current Speed The first thing you want to do is test your current Internet speed. This will let you know if you’re getting a slower connection than you…

Is It Worth It To Buy Two Graphics Cards?

In many cases, two is better than one. That’s no different for computers. Some people believe that having two graphics cards is ideal, as is the case with multiple core processors Both AMD and NVIDIA offer options for running more than one graphics card. Is this something that you should consider for your gaming experience, or is it possible that one graphics card is plenty? First, let’s find out whether or not you have the requirements to run two cards, as not every gaming PC does.   What are the Requirements? In order to run multiple video cards, you need…

Pros and Cons of Building Your Own PC

If you’ve ever been in the market for a custom PC, you’ve probably considered building your own. But is building your own gaming PC really a good idea? Or is it better to just stick with the pre-built machines that are likely to give you a well-rounded experience? In this article, we are going to discuss the pros and cons to building your own custom computer so that you can make an informed decision. Let’s get started. What are the Pros to Building Your Own Custom PCs? There are many reasons why you might want to build your own PC. It’s…

How to Extend the Battery Life on Your Laptop

It’s extremely frustrating when your laptop runs low on battery and you don’t have a backup. Maybe you forgot your power adapter or perhaps you’re in the middle of a meeting and can’t exactly get up to plug in your computer. You make all the necessary adjustments and hold on for dear life. Maybe, just maybe, you can make it through without your battery – oops – nevermind. As technical and wonderful as our electronic devices grow, they are still limited by their battery life. Some of the best laptops on the market today only have 4-5 hours of battery…

Is it OK to Buy a Refurbished Computer?

When browsing the internet for your new workstation PC, you may come across the term “refurbished.” What does this mean? Why is refurbished technology cheaper? What’s the difference between used and refurbished? In this article, we are going to talk about what it means to buy a refurbished gaming computer, how you can enjoy a lower price point and why refurbished is not the same as used. As a matter of fact, some tech experts agree that refurbished can be better than NEW! What is a Refurbished Computer? First of all, what does it mean to buy a refurbished computer?…

The 10 Commandements of Computer Care

The single best way to care for your gaming computer is to provide it with routine care. Basic software and hardware maintenance is easy to perform and extends the life of your computer. Let’s take a look at the 10 commandments of computer care for your workstation PC. 1. Install Antivirus Software Antivirus software is responsible for catching viruses in spammy downloads and fishy websites. Some programs are free, while others cost around $50-$100 per year. Even if you choose to pay for the software, it’s still far less than what it would cost to have to restore your system.…

How Fast Does Your PC Need to Be?

Fast is good. People like fast cars. Fast weight loss. Fast foods. Fast is also ideal when discussing technology. People are willing to spend more to get fast devices that allow for seamless gaming, web browsing, streaming music and movies or uploading photos. But how much power do you really need in your PC? Are you paying for speed that you don’t need? If you’ve ever heard of Moore’s Law, it’s probably being referenced in the following way: Every 1-1½ years, computing power roughly doubles. Over the last several decades, this prediction has been found to be pretty accurate. Consider…

Can a Tablet Replace Your Laptop?

Tablets are popular gadgets these days, and it’s understandable why people love them. They’re small, lightweight and portable. They come filled with apps for gaming, keeping organized and managing your finances. You can use tablets for email, social media and even work-related tasks. So has it come time to replace your laptop with a tablet? It depends on what you use your laptop for. While tablets certainly have a lot of great features, there are still many things they don’t have the power or capability to handle. Let’s take a look at how tablets stack up to laptops. Input Method…

Tips for Choosing a Business Computer

Buying a laptop or desktop computer for business involves some careful considerations that are different than when buying a gaming computer for leisure. The workstation PC that you choose should have the right programs and features so that you can get your work done quickly and efficiently. If the system lacks in these features, you’re going to find yourself getting frustrated on a regular basis. No one wants that. Below are some helpful tips for buying a business computer. Desktop or Laptop The first decision to make is whether you want a laptop computer or a desktop computer. This largely…

Things to Consider Before Buying a Boutique Gaming PC

Things to Consider Before Buying a Boutique Gaming PC

Over 150 million people in America play video games, says an article published in Big Fish Games Blog in March 2015. Gaming is no child’s play and PC builders understand that well. When you decide to buy a new gaming computer, one of the most vital questions is whether to buy one or build one? If you buy from one of the major gadget makers, chances are you will pay more. On the other hand, while building your own might look like a cheaper option, it requires you to have expert knowledge of assembling a computer. What if you get…