Reviews / Computers
Gamers expect a lot for their systems, and they pay a premium to meet or exceed those expectations. They’re one of the few niche PC consumers who still look for desktops that serve a singular purpose. Whereas mass consumer desktop sales are mostly based on screen size, multimedia options, and productivity software, gamers want good looks and top speed. Throw in cool options and you may sway some... READ MORE
One of the cool things about working at B&H is the opportunity some of us have to check out the latest gear from top manufacturers in the electronics world. Envy often circulates when someone gets the call to review a hot new camera or piece of gear. Everyone around me was beyond jealous when I had the opportunity to test the ultimate score:... READ MORE
Storage options are always tricky. Casual users use storage much differently than prosumers who need the storage to act and interact in a certain way. For instance, you may just want some offsite storage for massive amounts of photos, videos, music, and other digital media—most of us do. But there are users who need their storage to contain zero lag, like when transferring RAW Adobe Lightroom... READ MORE
Mac users love their machines—they may try to convince you that the Apple operating system is the best there ever was, so much easier and more intuitive than PC operating systems. However, the lack of expansion options on Mac computers is not one to ignore, and can be a sore point of contention between the two camps. Apple computers are not made to be modified easily, and even though it is... READ MORE
Are laptops seeing the end of their era? Many would proclaim this truth to be self-evident (you don’t see the Ultrabook™ moniker tossed around as much anymore, do you?), but the end of the laptop would only signal the ushering in of something similar, because mobile computing will never die. Welcome to the age of the hybrid—convertible tablets.
"Are laptops seeing the end of their era? Many... READ MORE
When you set up your home or small office network, the first thing you want to do is make sure you have a router that can handle the transmission of traffic sufficiently through your network. While we don’t want to get into the details on how a router handles that (you can read an overview of home networking... READ MORE
While backing up memory cards to your laptop is the norm, it's not always a viable option. With support for SD, SDHC, SDXC, and CompactFlash cards, the NEXTO DI Portable... READ MORE
ASUS has a long and prestigious history of delivering consumer electronic devices that combine industry leading technological innovations seamlessly with a bold industrial design aesthetic. ASUS’s continued dedication to adventurous design ideas and cutting-edge technology can be traced back to its uncompromising brand philosophy, making ASUS a consumer electronics industry leader with the fifth-... READ MORE
When looking into storage options, everyone knows that bigger is better. As storage solutions grow from desktop internal drives to external portable, right on up to network attached storage solutions, WD always has a drive that’s perfectly suited for each and every tier. But knowing which drive to purchase and making the right decision based on cost per byte is tricky. Savvy consumers don’t want... READ MORE
When you’re out shooting photos or videos, the last thing you want is an interruption in your work. Breaking your stride because your memory card fills up too fast or can’t keep up with continuous burst shooting can put a damper on any shoot.... READ MORE
If you haven’t gotten on the bandwagon lately and looked into NAS, you may be missing out on one of the most exciting technological advancements for the home since the advent of wireless routers. Network attached storage (NAS) is becoming increasingly popular among home entertainment enthusiasts, archivists, and small, work-at-home entrepreneurs.
The reason? Network attached storage allows you... READ MORE
Buying a laptop isn’t always about its entertainment features. A large number of laptop sales are for consumers who are looking for productivity, not prima donnas, in their mobile setup. Although you should always look for solid fundamentals in a... READ MORE
For all the years I’ve been using a Mac Pro computer to record audio, edit video, and touch up high-resolution photos, I’ve had a G-Technology external portable hard drive by my side to handle my data backup. G-Technology’s storage devices have been beloved by creative professionals like me since their first external... READ MORE
Finding the perfect laptop is no easy feat. As always, the question is―what will the laptop’s primary function be: desktop replacement, portable workstation, gaming center, multimedia entertainment system, browsing, social media interaction, or checking stocks? Or a combination of all of the above?
Lenovo has a new Windows 8.1 lineup of notebooks called the Y50 series that offers enough power to... READ MORE
I have a shoebox in which I keep all of my dearest personal information. It’s a shoebox, on the large side, and inside are photos of my kids when they were babies, a couple of birth certificates, my passport, some important tax files, and inspirational letters to and from friends that I’ve kept and cherished for a long time. There are also some receipts that I should have thrown out but didn’t,... READ MORE