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Desktop Computers: Tips, Tricks And Other Great Advice

Posted on 19 October 2013 by yizhan

At some point in your life you have probably come across a desktop computer. All over the world people use them for business and pleasure, making a desktop computer one of the most widely used products the world. The following article has numerous tips that show you a lot of what you don’t know about desktop computers, so keep on reading!

If you’re looking for a new desktop computer, try QVC, HSN and other home shopping networks. They offer monthly payment arrangements which allow you to get a computer home for a fraction of the price. Be careful when you are doing this, however, make sure the total price is reasonable.

Check the sound capabilities of desktop computers that you want to buy. This is especially important if you do projects or work on computers that relies on sound. Many of the standard sounds cards work for most computer users. That said, if you do sound editing or mixing, you may need something more powerful.

If you desktop is slow you can do a boot check to get more speed. Head to the “start” menu and then run “ms config.” You can see which programs start when booting the computer. Stop programs that you aren’t using from launching at start-up. That ought to make your system a bit faster.

Keep your desktop computer’s tower away from places where you set your drinks or other things that could spill. It’s really hard to fix a computer if the parts were to get wet. If you must set a drink on your desk, make sure it’s on a side of the desk away from the tower so if you do spill something it doesn’t get on the main part of the computer.

When choosing a desktop computer take into consideration what you will be using it for. If you will simply be using it for web access and word processing, then you can afford to go cheaper. If you will be gaming you’ll want a graphics card, and more RAM. The task you’ll be using it for will be important in deciding your price point.

When purchasing a desktop, don’t only think of your needs today, think about your future needs too. You’ll likely have this desktop for multiple years, so if you’re thinking about getting into photography or video work, you’ll want to get a computer that’ll handle your future work. It’s more of an investment up front, but it will save you from buying another computer too soon after this purchase.

What will you be using your computer for? It is important to buy a computer that fits your needs. If you will be using your computer to play games, what you need from your computer will be different from what you will need if you are planning on using the computer to write papers for school.

Now that you read the above article there is no way you should not be knowledgeable about desktop computers. Of course you can’t learn everything in one article, so it is up to you to follow up your learning by seeking out additional information. Pretty soon you will be an expert about everything desktop computers has to offer.

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VAIO Duo 11 Notebook and Computer Review

Posted on 19 May 2013 by yizhan

When it comes to the latest laptop, you know that you have plenty of options to choose from which include VAIO Duo 11. This product is completely different from any other models that you can find in the market today. This review will tell you everything that you should know about this product.

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Sony VAIO Duo 11 is the first Windows 8 toting tablet-laptop hybrid. This product is full of stunning features that are not available in other models. Anyone will surely love this product.
The Features of VAIO Duo 11

This product is among the latest gadgets that you can find in the market today and it comes with the following features:

  • Surf Slider design – this feature provides smooth transitions in between 2 modes. You can use the touch operation on its slate mode or you can use the usual PC operation with its keyboard mode. You can also use the digitizer when taking down notes and using the apps. This feature is ideal for both leisure and work-related applications.
  • With Intel Core i5-3317U processor with a turbo boost
  • With Windows 8  one language
  • A 11.6 inches wide TFT color display
  • Portable, sleek and full-featured ultrabook
  • Accurate-writing digitize stylus

Its design looks simple and perfectly made. The hybrids which followed the slider are usually flimsy and annoying, except for this one. It comes with a sliding hinge that is smooth and solid. You will never experience wiggling as you type and its hinge will not be activated when you are using this gadget as your tablet.

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Pros of VAIO Duo 11

This particular product comes with the following advantages. You will never go wrong in choosing this product due to these facts. First of all, it comes with a bright display, so you can clearly see the angles of the image displayed on the screen. The sound quality is also great because it comes with great and clear audio quality. VAIO Duo 11 is also a great gadget to use if you love internet browsing as it comes with consistent and reliable connection to the web. As you can see, the advantages it has are the things most gadget lovers want in a tablet or laptop. Sony is always eager to answer the needs of their clients by creating gadgets geared to make everything possible for them.

Cons of VAIO Duo 11

On the other hand, this particular gadget also comes with some minor flaws. Some customers complained that the keyboard was terrible and navigation is quite difficult with this gadget because it does not have a touchpad. Likewise, its battery has a shorter life capacity and Sony VAIO Duo 11 is offered at a more expensive price.

After all, this product remains to be one of the best gadgets that you can find in the market. These problems are just mild and you can solve them easily. When it comes to the price, this gadget deserves to be expensive since it is the first laptop-tablet hybrid gadget from Sony.  To know more about Sony VAIO Duo 11, you should look for technology reviews online.

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Acer V5-431-10072G50Mass 14″ Laptop

Posted on 14 May 2013 by yizhan

Laptops are getting slimmer by the day, but there has not been much compromise on the price factor, yet. Low-budget laptops, on the other hand have had certain tradeoffs between specs and design. With the influx of new Aspire V5 series, Acer is planning to assemble a beautiful design that often accompanies an Ultra book with a low enough price for their new V5-431.

Thin as it is, V5 still packs a strong power and graphics. Some models even feature useful optical drive and LAN / VGA combo port, while they all promise cool-to-the-touch comfort. Elegant design sports a smooth surface.

Acer V5-431 is a 14-inch laptop with 1366 x 768 pixels and above webcam and comes with a silver initial resistant exterior and borrowed a lot of looks at the top of the notebook market. Well it’s definitely not a bad thing considering the price. V5 is slim wrapped strong power and graphics. Some models even feature useful optical drive and LAN / VGA combo port, while they all promise cool-to-the-touch comfort. Elegant design sports a smooth surface.

Acer V5-431 has completed a dual-tone silver and black and looks quite sleek and stylish. No metal was used in construction but still superior finish and looks like a horde of plasticky laptops on the market. The corners have a well contoured finish to them which further adds to the style V5. Acer V5-431 complete tasks quickly and brilliantly. Acer V5-431 comes with the latest generation of Intel processing, and Intel HD graphics. Using the optical drive, you can watch movies and play games, along with true-to-master Dolby Advanced Audio v2.1 LAN / VGA combo port2 lets you easily connect to the Internet or an external display.

Acer Always Connect links to familiar hotspots in just 2.5 seconds. Acer V5-431 has 3 simple file transfer is swif USB 3.0 ports, 2-in-1 card reader, and Bluetooth 4.0. With this tool you can transfer photos, videos, music and documents in seconds. In addition, Acer V5-431 has a DVD writer and a Kensington lock is located on the right. Below the screen is a full-sized keyboard, along with the power switch ON. The track pad is a little out of the center, so it does not come in the way while typing. If you are uncertain V5, below are the specs of the V5.

TECH SPECS

Operating System : Windows 8
Processor : Intel Celeron processor 1007U (1.50 GHz)
Chipset : Mobile Intel HM70 Express Chipset
Memory : 2GB DDR3
Hard Disk : 500GB
Display Screen : 14-inch HD Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD
Video Type : Intel HD Graphics with 128 MB of dedicated system memory
Audio : Optimized Dolby Advanced Audio v2 audio enhancement
Optical Drive : 8x DVD Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
Dimension : 342 (W) x 245 (D) x 20/23 (H) mm (13.5 x 9.6 x 7.9/9.1 inches)
Weight : 2.1 kg (4.63 lbs)
Battery Type : 37 Wh 2500 mAh Li-ion battery pack
Battery Life : Up to 5 hours battery life
Network Interface : Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
Bluetooth 2.1
Wireless LAN : Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Card Reader : 2-in-1 Card Reader
Camera : Acer Crystal Eye HD Webcam with: 1280 X 1024 resolution
Standard I/O Ports : 2-in-1 Card Reader (SD, MMC)
(2) USB 2.0 ports/(1) USB 3.0 ports
HDMI port with HDCP support
LAN/VGA combo port
Headphone/Speake jack, supporting 3.5mm headset with built-in microphone
Microphone-in jack
DC-in jack for AC Adapter
Special Keys : Multi Gesture touchpad, supporting two finger scroll, pinch, rotate flip
Carrying Case : Acer Carrying Bag
Warranty : 1 year Limited Local Warranty (Parts and Labor)

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China Technology News: Apple Pact to Ripple Across China

Posted on 01 April 2012 by yizhan

Source: Wall Street Journal By Loretta Chao, James T. Areddy and Aries Poon BEIJING—Manufacturers grappling with rising labor costs and increasing worker demands in China could face further pressure if a critical probe …

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Totoya Creatures iPad/iPhone Cases Make Gadgets Even More Kid …

Posted on 01 April 2012 by yizhan

We all know that kids love iPads and iPhones. They love the games, the touch-based OS and basically it's impossible to get your iDevice back when it gets into the hands of a toddler.

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Latest From Intel®

Posted on 11 June 2010 by yizhan

When we talk of processors, Intel always comes first in to my mind.  I been using an Intel® processor since  the era of  Intel® 286 processor. I’m currently using a Intel® Core™ 2 Duo with 2.00GHz clock speed powering my NEO laptop.  Now, Intel had just released their latest processors .  Its the 2010 Intel® Core™ Processor Family. The Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7 and i7 extreme edition.

Intel® Core™ i3 Processor

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The first level of the new Intel® Core™  is the i3 processors.  Built with 2 cores and 4 threads and  has two classifications one for standard Voltage and another for Ultra-Low-Voltage processors. Click here for more details.

Intel® Core™ i5 Processor

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Next is the i5.  One of its main feature is the  Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. It boost processing speed automatically when your computer needs extra speed.  i5 is also capable of  4 way multi-task processing with the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology . it allows each core to of the processor to work on two task at the same time.  Maximized  the visual performance With i5’s Intel® HD Graphics.  Enables you to watch HD movies or play your favorite video games without the need of add-on video cards. Click here for more detail.

Intel® Core™ i7 Processor

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Designed specially for multitasker and  multimedia enthusiast.  The i7 has a combination of large cache size that gives ultimate performance in multi-tasking. unlike the i5, i7 is Capable to do 8-way and 4-way  multitasking, allowing each core to work in different task at the same time. Click Here for more details.

Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition

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Overclock enabled, with this feature you can tune your system for extra speed and performance making it the exact engine for power users who needs unparalleled performance and unlimited digital creativity. i7 features up to 12 threads for maximized performance.  Click Here for more details

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