Reviews / Computers
I hate running out of space. I hate it when packing up my seasonal decorations, I hate it when trying to find a box for my current year’s tax paperwork, I hate it when packing the car when grocery shopping. I hate running out of space, and I run out of space quite often.
Yes, you’re right: I could just have less stuff. I could cut down on my clutter and throw out some old stuff and probably set... READ MORE
HP took on the daunting role a few years back of recreating its line of Z series desktops and mobile workstations to fit a very specific need—workstations that could handle the power and performance requirements of the creative professional. As the needs of 3D artists, CAD students, and digital engineers became more tech dependent, HP upped its game by introducing a line that used heavy-duty... READ MORE
Surveillance gear is becoming as ubiquitous as smartphones these days. From broadcast to baby monitors, from bodegas to Big Brother, you hear and see surveillance in almost every nightly newscast and website. Pricing for surveillance equipment has dropped so much that even big box retail stores, usually in the market to sell you lumber and tools, now sell boxed sets of surveillance equipment.... READ MORE
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