Category Archives: Residential

5 Ways to Love Your Laptop (and Make It Last Longer)

Laptop computers are one of the most fragile pieces of tech you’ll ever buy, but they also receive the roughest treatment. Extend your laptop’s life with these five easy tips.

Avoid sharp movements during use:  While some newer laptops have an SSD drive with no moving parts, many laptops still have mechanical drives which work a bit like a record player. It has a head which is like a record player needle, and a data storage platter like a record. The head hovers just microns over the surface of the spinning disk and a knock can cause them to collide. Just like a deep scratch on a record, whatever data was on that section will be corrupted and lost. Make sure you always power down the laptop before moving it...

What to Look for In a Budget Laptop

If you are in need of a new laptop but aren't in the market for a professional grade laptop, we've written this post to give you an idea of some of the key things to look for when picking your next laptop. Processor (CPU) - Intel Core i3 (it'll have a dash and then some numbers after it) *If you can get an Intel Core i5 that's even better Memory (RAM) - 8 GB Storage (Hard Drive/Solid State Drive or SSD) - We are BIG fans of Solid State Drives or SSDs.  They are much faster than a hard drive although you usually get less space when you get an SSD.  It's helpful to know how much space you are using on your current computer.  Depending on your budget, you may have to go with a standard hard drive...