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Posts Tagged ‘upgrade’

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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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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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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El Capitán del Capitán

The newest version of Apple OS X is now available for developers to preview and will be available to the general public in the fall. As co-owner and Apple specialist at Geek Easy, I couldn’t resist writing on some of the up and coming features just to name this blog post the equivalent of “The captain on the captain.”

If you haven’t read anything about the new version of Mac OS, the name comes from a vertical rock formation inside Yosemite National Park. Apple’s announcement at their annual developer conference outright stated that the operating system update is a set of refinements to 10.10 Yosemite that was released last October.

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Windows 101: Windows 8 Basics…

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 Microsoft Windows 8 Operating System is the most radical design change in Windows since version 3.11 upgraded to Windows 95!  As expected there was initially a lot of resistance to Microsoft’s new touch-centric, mobile based design.  Windows users had grown accustomed to their familiar GUI interface that although had undergone many revisions and modifications during the last decade, essentially stayed the same at its core.

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Windows XP: Preparing for the End

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Geek Easy Computers knows that many of our readers are Windows XP users.  In our mission to make your technology easier, we have prepared this article to help you understand what exactly is happening when Windows XP reaches “end of life”, and why you should prepare for it before the actual date.

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The Death of Windows XP

You’ve seen it in the news.  Geek Easy Computers has posted about it.  April 8, 2014.  But what does it truly mean for you, the consumer?  The “Death” of Windows XP: Demystified!

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What’s an SSD?

What is an SSD?  Do I need one?

You have heard about these new upgrades called SSDs that are supposed to make your old computer faster and are not exactly sure what they really do, or better yet, what they actually are?  Your computer upgrade specialists at Geek Easy Computers are here to fill in the blanks and impart some knowledge!

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Upgrades 101: Hard Drives

Per Wikipedia –

“A hard disk drive (HDD; also hard drive or hard disk)[2] is a non-volatilerandom access digital magnetic data storage device. It features rotating rigid platters on a motor-driven spindle within a protective enclosure. Data is magnetically read from and written to the platter by read/write heads that float on a film of air above the platters. Introduced by IBM in 1956, hard disk drives have decreased in cost and physical size over the years while dramatically increasing in capacity.”

When it comes to PC/Mac hard drives (HDs), they mainly come in two connection types: the older standard IDE (Intergrated Drive Electronics) , and the current standard SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment). You typically find older systems use the IDE type connector.

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