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Q & A: User Questions, Tech Answers! Year End 2016

In our ongoing mission to help make your technology easier, we like to provide you with tools and knowledge to make your computer interaction more “user friendly.” This edition will showcase some of the most popular questions asked throughout 2016, and also include some that we haven’t covered yet. So without further adieu…

 

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The Shrinking Laptop

In our previous post “The Desktop PC – Still Relevant?”, we touched on how the industry is trending more mobile, and the sizes of the devices we use are changing. Laptops are cheaper than they’ve ever been. They are thinner and lighter than ever, and they are much more powerful than they were even a few years ago. With that being said, we’d like to delve into a few minor setbacks to the cheaper, thinner, lighter laptops of today.

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The Desktop PC – Still Relevant?

As the technological world of computers skews more and more toward mobile, and everything is getting smaller and smaller, the questions arises – is the desktop PC still relevant? The short answer is a resounding YES. In this article we will elaborate as to why.

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Even though more and more people are moving from the desktop to their laptops, or even tablets or smartphones, a traditional desktop computer is still arguably a great choice as a secondary computing device today. Some of the reasons to buy a desktop today range from cost to performance ratio, upgrade-ability, to more productivity considerations. Check out these items:

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What Computer Do I Need?

When it comes time for the purchase of a computer, many people are at a loss as to what they actually need versus what some salesperson is trying to sell them. We want to make that process easier for you, so we will break down some of the basics in this post. For the purposes of this post, we will be focusing on Intel-based, Windows PCs.

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Q & A: User Questions, Tech Answers! Windows 10 Edition

In our ongoing mission to help make your technology easier, we like to provide you with tools and knowledge to make your computer interaction more “user friendly”. This special edition of our Q & A Series focuses on Windows 10 and what’s new and/or different from Windows 7 in basic operation. We’ll delve into more advanced topics in a later post.

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Memory or Storage – What’s the Difference?

A lot of people get confused when asking about memory or storage. They don’t really know the difference between the two. If you are one of those people, don’t feel bad! We’re here to make technology easier and less confusing.

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Why Is My Computer Hot?

Computers generate heat. It’s a common problem. The more you use them, the more heat they generate. If that heat gets excessive, you can damage your computer. In this post we break down the ins and outs of overheating computers!

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SSDs

If you’re thinking about upgrading your computer, you’ve probably heard that an SSD can greatly improve the speed of your system. If you’re not sure or you don’t really know anything about SSDs, you’ve come to the perfect place. Geek Easy Computers has the answers to your questions about SSDs.

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Windows 10: A Personal Look

Windows 10. It’s the topic of almost every computer related conversation these days. Mostly because it’s a FREE upgrade for most users. The general consensus it that it is better than Windows 8 & 8.1. It’s the future of Windows and the beginning of Windows as a service. I thought I’d share my view on it from a tablet user’s perspective.
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Slow Computer Is Slow Part 2

This is a question we get a lot. So as part of Geek Easy Computers series on expanded answers to common questions, we thought we would follow up on “Why is my computer slow?” and include reminders as well as some things we didn’t before since it’s a question that can have many different answers. In this post, we will also touch on the most common causes. If you missed the first post, see: Slow Computer is Slow Part I

Slow Work Progress. Detailed Vector

Slow Work Progress. Detailed Vector

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