Saturday, April 2, 2011

How to setup your new computer for the first time

Here is a video to explain step by step how to setup your new computer.  A laptop is being used in this video, but the process will be the same for all Windows 7 machines.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review

In today's market, manufacturers have to find an aggressive way to reach out to potential future clients and offer the best possible product. You want something that's portable, yet powerful enough when you are at home plugged in. Something that's got a little punch, yet doesn't drain battery life. Something small enough to fit in your bag, yet you don't want to scroll down the page every time to check a new page. AMD might have an answer for you : APU. APU (advanced processing unit) is a CPU (central processing unit) and a GPU (graphics processing unit) merged into the same die (chip).

Lenovo has introduced this new technology recently in their new Lenovo ThinkPad X120e notebook. Let's see if it fits the bill.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard Review

The BlackWidow Ultimate is part of Razer's elite series. It also comes with a slightly cut down brother version, the Razer BlackWidow, that gives you the same keyboard minus the back lighting.

It has a glossy black outer casing and matte black keys.

This keyboard is a mechanical gaming keyboard. It uses the Cherry MX Blue key switches technology.

Why would someone pay more for a mechanical keyboard versus a cheaper regular keyboard usually using the membrane technology?

Friday, February 25, 2011

How to install RAM (memory)

Here is a video on how to install RAM (memory) in a computer and a little about protection ESDs (electro-static discharge).

What is airflow and how to keep your case clean

The importance of proper airflow explained and tips and suggestions to keep your computer case clean.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Back-ups : Making sure your data is safe

When you stop to think about it, what do you store on your computer?  Important documents?  School work?  Precious family pictures?  What would happen if that would all disapear?

Electric storm overloading the circuits, house fire, thief, hard drive failure ; all reasons that could cause data loss.

How can I protect myself?  A back-up.

Friday, February 4, 2011

In-store computer services : Let us scam you!

How to get the most out of your budget without being scammed when buying a brand new computer.

Buying your first brand new computer?  Exciting moment!  I know I was rather excited!

The first thing you need to understand about the computer market is that it is a fierce market.  Everyone wants a piece of the pie so the prices are fairly aggressive.  Stores do not make a significant profit from computer sales anymore, so they need another way to make a profit.  Here's how to avoid the traps.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

What is in a computer? The basics.

So I was talking to my friend yesterday and he said I should come over and take a look at his CPU because it was getting slow.  I was like "CPU?  How do you know?" and that is when I understood he meant the WHOLE computer.  A CPU is a part of the computer.  When we say computer, we usually mean monitor, keyboard, mouse and tower.  Here I will explain what are the components of the tower, what drives the whole thing.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

First Blog! -Intro-

Need a computer but you don't want to pay for more than what you need?
So many choices, don't know what to choose?
All these extra options available to purchase at the store?  What to take?  What do they do?
Looking to buy a super-duper high tech computer and you don't know where to get it?
Should I buy that Anti-Virus Software they recommend?
Is that used computer a steal or am I being scammed?
Should I upgrade now or later?  Should I upgrade or buy new?

If you've ever asked yourself these questions this is for you, simply read on!