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There are many who believe that even though we are only in the first quarter of 2014, the desktop computer industry is dying. Rest assured, even with declining sales and the intrusion of better mobile processing options aside, the desktop industry... READ MORE
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4 months ago
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If you’ve never heard of the HP Z workstation line, you’ve probably never seen one of these powerhouses in action. The HP Z line, which includes tower workstations, small form factor workstations, and mobile laptop workstations, is mostly designed for creative professionals who need power, speed, and flexibility in their systems. These computing behemoths don’t mess around with mid-level... READ MORE
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4 months ago
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HP is dedicated to providing high-end workstations to video professionals that will match the speed and power they need to perform high-end applications. If it weren’t for the extreme muscle behind the Z series workstations (read more about them here), HP would simply be in the... READ MORE
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Most people don’t put a lot of thought into their computer or technology workstation furniture. After spending so much time, money, and energy researching and purchasing a laptop, tablet, or other equipment, where you sit when you finally make that purchase is about as important as what socks to wear with a $500 pair... READ MORE
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4 months ago
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One of the great things about storage is that it is expandable. That’s because the amount of data in your digital life that you need to store is constantly increasing. What you... READ MORE
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4 months ago
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I’ve said it many times before: when buying a tablet, make sure it has an SD or microSD card slot so that you can enhance the tablet’s internal memory. Most tablets now include a dedicated media card reader slot, but some notables do not—and without an expansion option for memory, you’re left with a very expensive brick that will immediately be filled with photos, movies, and music. 32GB of... READ MORE
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4 months ago
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The desktop PC might be dying—there are many critics who believe that it is flat-lining as you read this—and there are definitely some indicators that the critics may be right. Tablets and smartphones continually erode away at the desktop market share, and as the consumer base moves toward smaller, lighter, and faster, the stalwart bulk of a desktop PC seems archaic.... READ MORE
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5 months ago
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Adobe’s mission statement states that the company’s goals are to “move the Web forward” while also giving “Web designers and developers the best tools and services in the world.” This revealing declaration affirms that Adobe is invested equally in the continued improvement of their flagship tools as they are in releasing innovative products that help them maintain their status as a well-respected... READ MORE
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By Brian Klem |
5 months ago
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When you’re looking for a powerful desktop computer, the first thing that comes to mind is processor, then RAM loadout, then graphics, and finally storage. After those basic criteria have been met, you also want to consider form factor, expandability, and other add-in options. What you usually don’t have to consider when making a desktop purchase is built-in uninterruptible power and near-field... READ MORE
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5 months ago
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Tablets come and go, like the tide. And like the tide, some tablets are just flotsam on the ocean of tech, while others are buried treasures that need polishing to bring out their inner beauty. Some are pearls that started out as sand and made their way up the chain to become works of art, while others should probably be tossed back into the briny depths whence they came. One keeper that you won... READ MORE
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6 months ago
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A monitor by any other name still looks as sweet and accurate, no? No. Picking the right monitor for your needs requires some fact checking, some hands-on experience, and an achievable goal of what you want the monitor to do. When you choose your monitor, you have to choose carefully. If you’re looking for a standard computer monitor, for instance, are you primarily concerned with a monitor that... READ MORE
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6 months ago
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Ever since Apple and the iMac, PC users have envied the slim, sleek all-in-one concept. But that green-eyed monster no longer has to rear its ugly head—all-in-one computers have made their debut, with Windows-based systems emerging last year to great success. The frontrunner in the marketplace for All-in-Ones (also called AIOs) has been ASUS. Their all-in-one computers are speedy, powerful, and... READ MORE
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6 months ago
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The term "4K" is thrown around so much these days that’s it’s becoming hard to determine what a 4K monitor is and what it should be used for. While we’re not going to get into that debate full force right now, you should know this—professional video and photo professionals use 4K monitors to showcase the truest, most visually appealing images possible to the human eye. Why? Because in those... READ MORE
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6 months ago
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When you’re looking for a computer monitor, you look for a fast refresh rate, something sized to fit your needs, and an aesthetically pleasing design. You may be replacing a desktop monitor, docking your small-screen laptop to view images in a larger format, or looking to enhance your desktop experience with dual monitors.... READ MORE
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6 months ago
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Secure data storage is important, especially for businesses. From workstations to large servers, WD offers a variety of hard drives to fit your needs. The WD Red hard drive is suitable for small NAS enclosures while the WD Se hard drive is optimized for... READ MORE
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