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
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
prepare staff and clients
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.
SMB by following these rules
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.
The Newest Hot Spot for Cyber Crime
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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