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What to consider before you buy a new PC

 

With the holidays approaching, computers are likely to be among the season’s best-selling gifts. But there are so many different types of computers out there, each with varying specifications and capabilities - how do you find the best one for your needs? Whether you’re purchasing a computer for yourself, for your loved one, or for your friend at work, here are a few things to keep in mind that will help you make the right decision.

 

Desktop or Laptop?

 

This depends on your working style and environment. The rule is quite simple: if you rarely work out of the office, get a desktop PC. If you need to work at home, on the go, or at client meetings, then go for a laptop. It’s worth noting that desktops are generally cheaper than laptops at similar specifications, have a longer usage life, and make for easier changing or upgrading of components. Laptops, on the other hand, are very portable due to their compact size, they consume less energy, and they offer a more flexible user experience.

 

Processor

 

If you want a computer that loads programs in a flash, completes tasks almost instantly, and runs smoothly at all times, then we recommend you invest in the strongest processors available. The performance of a processor is determined by its number of cores and speed, so the bigger the number, the better. Processors with two to four cores will often suffice for most users. However, if your tasks involve rendering high-definition images, animations, graphics, and analysis, then for optimum results it makes sense to get a processor with more than four cores.

 

RAM

 

Random Access Memory (RAM) allows your computer to perform multiple tasks at once without a hitch. Just like processors, the amount of RAM your computer has will determine how fast it will run when you work on several programs simultaneously. Nowadays, standard computers come with 1-2GB of RAM. However, we advise you to get at least 4GB, or even 8GB, of RAM so that you can navigate smoothly between tasks such as email browsing, Internet surfing, and working on word processing documents and spreadsheets.

 

Hard Drive

 

The bigger the hard drive, the more space you have to store files. If you plan on using your computer with no peripherals, you’ll want to choose a computer that offers the biggest hard drive. But remember that you can always purchase an external hard drive to transfer or store files if your current hard drive is running out of space. Another thing to consider in a hard drive is its spin speed. Modern computers usually have 5400rpm or 7200rpm drives, the latter being more efficient. The faster your hard drive disk is spinning, the quicker data can be transferred to and from it.

 

Operating Systems

 

Picking an operating system is a big decision when it comes to choosing a new computer. You’ll probably want to stick with an operating system you’re already familiar with, since it can take some time to adapt yourself to a new OS. Here are some of the popular options available on the market:

 

        Windows

        Mac

        Linux

        Ubuntu

 

Most people will just go for either Windows or Mac OS, because the complexity of Linux and Ubuntu mean they are not popular among everyday users.

 

Want more hardware tips and tricks? Get in touch with our technology experts today.

 

 

Storm warning: prepare staff and clients

 

When your employees see snow on the ground, the thought of a day off immediately pops into their heads. Of course your customers are still reliant on you to provide the goods and services they have come to expect from your business. Before a storm hits, you should be communicating with both staff and clients to inform them of the situation. This will ensure your business doesn’t miss a step should inclement weather head your way this winter.

 

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Secure your SMB by following these rules

 

Sufficient security policies can make or break your small or medium sized business. But the truth is that many SMB owners are unsure as to the type of security measures needed to protect their organization. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of the minimum security precautions that every SMB owner should follow to ensure their company is safe.

 

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Kansas City: The Newest Hot Spot for Cyber Crime

 

KC-Hot-Spot Put down your coffee mug and let us bring to your attention that the greater Kansas City area has seen a startling 67 percent increase in data breach incidents over the past month. Kansas City is now a national ‘hot spot’ for cyber-crime, according to a story in today’s Kansas City Business Journal. This statistic indicates that Kansas Citians are at a higher risk now more than ever for fraud and data breaches.

 

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“Building good relationships between people and their technology 365 days a year.”

 

 

 

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With NetManage services from INFO-TEK, you can expect:

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