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Posts Tagged ‘power’

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.


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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You heard about this new technology that is starting to appear on new computers & smartphones. It’s a new way to connect peripherals to your devices. It’s called USB-C, but what’s all the hoopla about? That’s what Geek Easy Computers wants to answer for you in this installment of “Answers to Common Questions”.


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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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UPS vs Surge Protectors

Many people know the value of a good surge protector.  Its easy to see the benefits of being protected from random power surges and possible lightning damage.  A mid- to high end surge protector can even protect your cable television, phone, and network! So what is the difference between a surge protector and a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)?  Do you need one?

If you have 2 or more PCs on a network, YES.  If you have work that would be irreparably damaged if interrupted by a power outage, YES.  If your business depends on access to your computer, YES.

According to Wikipedia, “An uninterruptible power supply, also uninterruptible power sourceUPSor battery/flywheel backup, is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically the utility mains, fails. “.  Most UPSs also function as surge protectors for the devices that are connected to them.

Having a UPS is having security and peace of mind that your computer and its important data is protected from unexpected shut downs from loss of power.  When the inevitable occurs, you have the time to safely save your work and correctly shut down your PC.

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