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25 Nov Which computer should I get ?

Laptop with guide questions We created a new category in our blog called guides. These guides are a series of articles to help you make the right decision about a computer product or service. These guides will be frequently edited to keep you informed about the latest suggestions. Specifications The first thing, which is also the most important are specifications. We suggest any Intel i3, i5, or i7 processor computer. Choose the i3 if you're on a budget, i5 or i7 if your willing to spend a little more to enjoy a good and speedy experience along with a longer usable lifespan of your computer. Stay away from Intel's Celeron processor unless you're interested in torturing yourself. If you're on a major budget crunch, AMDs Athlon II is a great processor system. For performance on a budget, you can consider an AMD Phenom based processor. Get a system with 4GB or more of memory. Nothing less would be suggested for a new computer today. Windows 7 is the only operating system we recommend, and is typically found on all new computers. Brands There is almost no difference in usable life span, quality, or speed between computers. With desktops, there is virtually no difference outside of looks.
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20 Nov When should I replace my computer?

when to upgrade computer Short answer: Every 4-5 years Long answer: Choosing when to replace your computer is based on 6 reasons.

1. Depreciation

Most users compare depreciation of computers to their cars, and that's just plain wrong. Cars generally go from A to B and depreciate by mileage and years. That's it! Computers are very different from cars. This is because computers are part of an ecosystem that is constantly changing around us. For example, if you bought a new printer and attempted to install it on a computer that was brand new but unused for 8 years (true story), then there is a high chance your printer won't even install. This is because the printer software wants you to update the computer to support the printer properly. These updates would have occurred regularly over the past 8 years, which would have allowed a smooth installation. So unlike a car, where it could be sitting for years and not actually become useless, a computer can start to lose its capabilities. If you were to bring computer depreciation to car depreciation, it's like driving a car under constant changing roads, construction sites, bumps, and other things that never stay the same over time. Imagine your commute home from work always being different. Sometimes you're driving downhill, and other times you're driving uphill over bumps and gravel for several miles. Your computer will always require some form of update or upgrade, which makes it ever-changing. This makes the depreciation of a computer closer to the expiration date of batteries than the long term mechanical stability of a car. Most computers, will depreciate significantly after 4-5 years constant change due to their ecosystem.

2. Performance and features

Today's computers, just like tomorrow's will always be faster than yesterday's. However, computers that are more than 5 years old are much slower than today's computers. This is due to the frequent change in processor, motherboard, and memory technology. Instead of having a processor with a single core (think brain of computer), today's computers can have at least 2 or more. This is a 100% or more increase, paired with faster memory and higher speed transfers which allows us to watch HD videos, enjoy more rich content from websites and programs, and play newer type of games.
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31 Oct High performance router

[blocknote title="Router 101"] In it's simplest form, the router is what gives your computers, phones, and other devices a wired or wireless connection to the internet. Wiki.[/blocknote] In an ecosystem where you have desktops, laptops, smart phones, iPods, netflix players, blu-ray drives, google tv's and, of...

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