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All-in-One Computers: Pros and Cons. Are They Worth The Money?

The all-in-one computer is a testament to how far technology has come. Gone are the days of computers that reportedly needed their own entire king-size rooms. Desktops now come with the monitor integrated with everything else (ports, processing, and most peripherals), giving the impression that all you need (with the display) is a simple mouse and keyboard. An all-in-one computer sounds like an…
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MiscMisc: Guides

Which Tablet OS Should You Choose?

Just like how operating systems handle a computer’s most basic functions, the operating systems for phones and tablets are the software that essentially makes them ‘work’. Because mobile phones and tablets (which is what we will be discussing) usually have limited hardware capabilities, the OS needs to be efficient and practical. When buying a tablet, one of the most important things to…
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CamerasCameras: Guides

DSLR vs Mirrorless: Which One Is Better?

Both mirrorless and DSLR cameras are used in professional photography and videography. Mirrorless cameras have been around a lot longer than DSLRs have, but only recently have they come up to par with DSLRs. In fact, 2018 saw the highest use of mirrorless full-frame cameras ever, which means the mirrorless vs DSLR debate is more relevant now than ever. If you’re just getting into photography…
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How to Calibrate a Monitor

In the 4k vs. 1080p debate the key is knowing how to calibrate these displays. It doesn’t matter if your monitor is low-end or high-end: without suitable monitor calibration, or without using the right monitor calibration tools, even the latest and heftiest 4K display won’t be of much use to you. While it’s also important to learn about things such as TN, IPS, or VA (and other…
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4k vs. 1080p vs. 1440p: is 4k Worth it?

Way back, there was only one kind of video: few people considered the differences between FLV, WMV, or AVI. Now, however, everything is driven by what type of video quality you want; long gone are the days of low-quality videos that took their precious time to buffer and had you squinting. YouTube, Facebook, and all the big names – from online news sites to educational resources – now offer…
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How Much VRAM Do I Need For Gaming?

VRAM simply means Video RAM, and it is a form of storage just like regular RAM. A VRAM is built directly into your graphics card and stores the relevant graphic data such as textures. The biggest difference here is that VRAM consists of faster RAM types such as GDDR5 and GDDR6, although VR and workstation GPUs use HBM or HBM2. Everyone knows that GPUs are a very important part of gaming. If you…
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AMD vs Intel: Which Brand is Better?

When it comes to processors, there are two big names you might have to weigh the pros and cons of: AMD and Intel. Of course, tech is all relative, which means that one size won’t fit all: neither literally, nor metaphorically. A discussion about AMD vs Intel should also make note of an actual AMD vs Intel court case (any one of multiple such lawsuits filed) wherein Intel has been repeatedly…
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Power Supply Efficiency Explained: Is it Worth Going for 80 PLUS Gold or Higher?

Choosing the right PSU or Power Supply Unit can be overwhelming. After all, the power supply is literally what makes your PC run, so you can’t afford to take it for granted. Power supply ratings can also be confusing, and you might end up wasting money on an expensive power supply unit at no additional benefit if you’re not sure what’s what. In this article, we explain what a power supply is…
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IPS vs. TN vs. VA - What's The Difference?

If you’re a gamer, or your work involves extensive attention to detail (like photo and video editing), you have probably come across terms such as IPS, VA and TN. The abbreviations can seem random and rather confusing if you don’t know what they are, and that’s where we come in. All these terms are used to describe different kinds of displays. Both PC monitors and laptop screens use LCDs…
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How to Test a Power Supply

Knowing how to test a computer power supply unit might be one of the number one tools in your arsenal for troubleshooting your system when it goes on the fritz. Owing to its sheer power and importance in the hierarchy, the PSU (power supply unit) is often first up on the list of hardware most likely to fail, especially for a computer with some years on it. This can cause random reboots, lockups…
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ComputingStorageStorage: Guides

SSD vs HDD: Everything You Need to Know

SSD and HDD are both storage drives used in a PC, but SSDs are more recent in popularity. An HDD is more of a traditional storage drive, in that it has moving mechanical parts and is relatively bigger. SSDs are, in comparison, quite small because these are flash storage devices that take up very little space inside your PC. The HDD vs SSD debate is an old one at this point, and if you’re looking…
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How to Format an SSD

Knowing how to format an SDD properly saves you from the risk of having viruses destroy your system. On top of that, your data cannot be recovered by any other party that is using that SSD later on and you can get rid of useless programs/corrupt files in one go. Formatting an SSD means getting rid of everything stored on the Solid State Drive. Essentially, you might want to do this when you are…
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