Dropping a laptop can be the kiss of death for those fragile screens. The likelihood is that your device will receive damage to the electronic LCD or LED part of the display, broken glass on the front, or other damage caused through impact or shock. But despite looking thin and inaccessible, most laptop screens can be replaced by a professional. Whilst it’s unlikely, laptop screens can also fail without being damaged, so your home computing time can rather abruptly come to an end. But again, a failed screen can be easily replaced even if your PC is out of warranty.
When you are buying a new PC or upgrading a desktop computer for your home computing needs, there are a variety of chip brands out there all vying for your money.
Whatever brand the actual PC, Intel and AMD central processing units (CPUs), and AMD and Nvidia graphics chips (GPUs) dominate the market, but which is the most suitable for your needs?
As with any technology product, computers are shrouded in a lot of mystery, especially when it comes to repairs. So, to help all you computer users out there, here are three more myths about computer repairs debunked!
Many people buy a home computer to do some writing, e-mailing and to browse the Internet. However, you will soon discover a whole world of games to play, either online, to download or in stores. The type of game you want to play will influence what sort of home computer system you need, or you may be able to upgrade your existing model.
When it comes to buying a computer these days, most models on the shelves are stylish and slim laptops. But if you want to do certain kinds of work, such as rendering, video editing, playing games or running a server, then a desktop PC remains preferable. The large power supply of a desktop PC means it can run many more peripherals than a laptop, and the availability of impressive cooling options lets you run far more powerful processors and graphics cards, for incredible performance.
When it comes to home computing, there is one debate which has been dividing users for years: to build or to buy. It may be that you are firmly on one side or other of the argument. Perhaps you imagine building a PC to be on a par with rocket science. Or perhaps the thought of buying an “off the peg” home computer with potentially mediocre components fills your heart with dread.
Whether you work in an IT-intensive industry or simply take a personal interest in the world of computer technology, you’ve probably heard the term “cloud computing”. However, you may not be sure what this really means. Simply put, cloud computing allows you to store your data on online servers that are independent of the hardware you keep at home or at work. It also allows you to access software through the Internet without installing it on your own computers. But is cloud computing right for you?