Wednesday May 22, 2013
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Hard drives used to be one of the easiest and most affordable ways to upgrade a desktop PC. With the downturn in the computer market, storage prices seem to be dropping as manufacturers hope to sell more to those looking up upgrade to make up for the loss from PC manufacturers Adding a new drive is still an easy way to upgrade a PC, especially if you are running out of storage space. So, if you are looking to add lots of capacity, performance or get the most for your money, check out my choices for the Best SATA Hard Drives.
If you do happen to be considering or have purchased an internal desktop hard drive for upgrading your computer, be sure to check out my tutorials on Installing a SATA Hard Drive.
Tuesday May 21, 2013
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One of the great uses for tablet is entertainment and specifically games. The problem is that most of these games are fairly casual and certainly not the same as what can be done with a traditional Windows based PC. Razer now has for sale their Edge which combines a 10-inch tablet design with the components necessary for running PC games on the diminutive mobile tablet at a price similar to Microsoft's Surface Pro. Is this really a new era for PC gaming or is this a much more niche product that lacks the performance for true mobile PC gaming? Find out in my review of the Razer Edge 10-inch Windows 8 tablet.
Monday May 20, 2013
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Every so often, a new idea in computing comes along and tries to make a new category of computer. Sometimes its a huge success such as with the current tablets or not so successful such as Microsoft's Windows 7 Slate initiative. Lenovo is testing the waters with something new in the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon with what they are calling a table PC. Now, touchscreen table computers aren't new with examples such as with Microsoft's original Surface now known as PixelSense, but the Horizon is much more affordable and designed as a home computer. The system looks like a traditional all-in-one computer with a touchscreen monitor with wireless mouse and keyboard but lay it back flat and it turns into something completely different. Unplug it and take it to your kitch tablet and it can be shared between the family for a variety of activities. With such a unique approach to a computer, does Lenovo's attempt succeed or does it require a bit more work? Find out in my review of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon table PC.
Sunday May 19, 2013
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It is almost surprising that the tablet market has been so quiet of late in terms of new models but that could change next month when Apple's World Wide Developer Conference likely announces a few new products. Apple has a huge share in the tablet business because it was first but it has had a high price that is a barrier to entry. Now it is possible to get the Apple iPad Mini 16GB tablet for just $299 direct from Apple's refurbished store. Now, this is really a scaled down version of the iPad 2 but the Mini actually is much better than that tablet thanks to smaller size, better cameras and amazing running times. Now this is a refurbished product but Apple does a great job on making these just like new and providing the same warranty coverage as the standard versions. For more details on the tablet, check out my review of the iPad Mini from last November after it was released.
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