A few weeks ago, I wrote a post making the case for a PC, router and smartphone being the three most important technologies for your home office. Today, it’s time to get down to specifics, with good, better and best options in each of these categories.
Get the power and versatility of PC gaming with the convenience of a console with Alienware’s Alpha Gaming PC. Powerful hardware and SteamOS come together in a desktop PC that’s built to be the ultimate video game solution.
Looking for a way to kickstart your PC experience? Don’t overlook the monitor. One of the easiest components of your computer to replace, it also delivers a big “bang for the buck” upgrade experience. And that’s not just limited a pretty picture. I’ve put together a list of ways a new monitor can boost your overall PC experience.
Do you have a home office? Many Canadians do and whether you use your home office for occasionally working from home, or it’s the full-time base for your business, three technologies make it all possible: the PC, the smartphone and the router.
Curved monitors promise to ease the eye-strain and deliver a more enhanced gaming experience on your PC. Some people are not sure about how well curved monitors actually work, so make sure you read on to find out Syd Bolton's experience with the Samsung CF391 32" monitor and watch the included video to help make your own conclusions.
Are you looking to start a home-based business, but are worried about what it all entails, and more importantly, how much it will cost? While once it may have been quite an investment to create your own work environment in your abode, today, thanks to better and more inexpensive tech, running ahome-based business is easier now than ever.
Gaming controllers have a rich history from the early joysticks on the Atari 2600 to the more sophisticated gaming flight controllers used on modern PCs. In this article we look at a brief history of controllers, find out how some innovations came out much earlier than you likely thought, and find out what controllers are some of the best to get today for the best gaming experience on your PC.
Looking for a convertible 2-in-1 device that will cover off both your tablet and Windows laptop needs? Microsoft kickstarted this growing segment with the Surface tablets, but competition is heating up. Lenovo’s Miix 700 is one of the newest entries and I just wrapped up a week with it. Here’s what you need to know.
With the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard now over two years old, we are starting to see routers that push the technology to unbelievable levels. The AC1200 routers that were once so impressive seem pedestrian compared to the extreme performance of AC5300 routers. But who needs this kind of Wi-Fi speed? I tried out two of the fastest Wi-Fi routers on the planet—the ASUS RT-AC5300 and Netgear Nighthawk X8—to find out.
If your PC crashed tomorrow, would you easily be able to recover the data and restore it exactly to its pre-crash condition? What about if its hard drive died, or the computer was stolen. What if you were locked out using ransomware? In this post I’ll explain the importance of data backup and show you different options for protecting your data using PC backup software.
on 03-27-201609:00 AM - last edited on 03-28-201604:58 PM by BradMoon
It used to be quite tough shopping for a video card. I remember agonizing over minute details before making a decision. Today those little details don't have as big an impact on your performance as they used to and shopping for a video card can be a lot easier than many of us remember it being. Today I'll look at what is important to focus on when shopping for a video card so that you can get the most bang for your buck.
One of the most important components in a gaming PC is also one of the most overlooked: storage. Killer video cards, monster CPUs and wide-screen monitors tend to get all the attention, but the hard drive also has a big impact on your gaming experience. It’s also one of the easiest components to change, and one where making a switch can have a big impact. Here’s how you choose a hard drive to get the best PC gaming experience.
It’s tax season, and while we at TurboTax adore this time of year as we get to help millions of Canadians get their taxes done right, we know that most people don’t get quite as giddy as we do about taxes. We’ve compiled a list of the top five burning questions you had for us during our recent #taxtalk Twitter chat with the Best Buy team. We hope they help you better understand your taxes.
byBradMoon03-22-201606:25 AM - edited 03-22-201606:31 AM
There are many tweaks and system upgrades that will help your PC perform better and seem more responsive. One of the overlooked ways you can boost performance is through faster Wi-Fi. Here’s how upgrading to 802.11ac can make your computer faster than ever.
on 03-20-201611:00 AM - last edited on 04-06-201609:48 AM by BBYMartin
ASUS delivers a phenomenal All-in-One 24" desktop PC with the Zen AiO. This machine is fantastic for games, work, entertainment, or multitastking any combination of those. It has a refined style and superb quality that will be at home on any desk.
Are you an avid gamer in need of a new gaming computer, so you can play all the latest, graphically intense titles without having to compromise either the visuals or performance? But, buying a high-end gaming rig pre-made can be a big pain in the piggybank (not to mention so terribly unoriginal), so we set out to show you why and how to build your own PC for the ultimate gaming experience and bragging rights.
on 03-16-201610:48 AM - last edited on 04-01-201604:21 PM by BBYMartin
Samsung has a new duo of tablets that are currently available now. These are updates to previous models, rather than a brand new series or line, and are designed to be entry-level models. The Galaxy Tab A and Tab E Lite are both similar designs—highly portable with slight variations in specs, and aimed at users who are looking for simplicity.
bypaliontology03-15-201612:44 AM - edited 04-06-201601:24 PM
My household has been fairly loyal to the ASUS brand over the last 10 years. Between my wife and I, 5 of our last 6 laptops have been ASUS ones. We've seen them through their gaming ups and gaming downs. The Republic of Gamers G752 is a definite up. A revolutionary cooling and exhaust system, one touch game recording/streaming and a keyboard with features stronger than most mechanical keyboards are some of the great features. It also plays Fallout 4 on Ultra Settings. Read on to find out more.
on 03-14-201602:25 PM - last edited on 03-15-201612:47 PM by BBYMartin
Everyone uses their PCs differently. Some users employ multiple monitors to segregate various applications and windows as well as have some dedicated space for running email or social media applications. Some users with only one display can use virtual desktops to be more productive.
PC Gaming can be a lot of fun but it can also be extremely expensive to keep up with the latest gaming rigs. These accessories can extend the life of your current gaming rig and bring out a whole new level of awesomeness to a setup you already have.
on 03-10-201608:20 PM - last edited on 04-01-201603:13 PM by BBYMartin
Have you ever thought about encrypting the data on your PC? What exactly is encryption? These questions and more will be answered; come find out inside why you should encrypt the data on your PC today.
Sometimes the very power source that runs your computer can destroy it. Even small electrical surges can damage computers and a large one can completely fry a PC or even cause electronics to catch fire. Here’s how you protect your PC from becoming a power surge casualty.
PC gamers who have been waiting for the monitor of their dreams are about to be very happy. The amazing new ROG Swift PG348Q curved, ultra-wide, Quad HD monitor from ASUS Republic of Gamers will be available for pre-order from Best Buy. Even better, Best Buy has a limited number of these monitors available as part of a unique PC gaming bundle that includes some of the hottest gaming PCs on the planet.
on 03-07-201603:49 PM - last edited on 03-08-201612:48 PM by BBYMartin
Looking to get the most out of your PC gaming's visuals? You might be forgetting that thing you actually look at. Yes, your monitor. Today we'll take a look at what you want to consider when getting your next PC gaming monitor.
Eyestrain and electronic devices has been in the news a fair bit lately, with the use of backlit smartphones and tablets at night being linked to a number of eye and sleep-related health issues. But there’s another screen many of us are staring at for eight hours a day and it can also cause eyestrain. Here’s how setting up an ergonomic office can prevent eyestrain and other health issues while using your computer.
on 03-03-201605:09 PM - last edited on 03-07-201602:14 PM by BBYMartin
If you're looking to get a new PC gaming rig but don't know where to start, don't worry. We've got you covered with this handy look at some of the best options out there, no matter how comitted you are to your PC gaming experience.
on 03-03-201612:46 AM - last edited on 04-06-201609:54 AM by BBYMartin
One of the biggest components in being a computer or mobile user these days is the attached cloud storage choices we make. Cloud services can be as simple as web-based email, file storage and photo backups to entire ecosystems that rely on everything syncing smoothly with the cloud.
March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, so while you're waiting for the weather to change for the better, you can spend some time checking out all of the great stuff new on Bestbuy.ca right now.
A messy workspace is more than just unpleasant look at and not so fun to work in, it also cuts into your productivity. I’ve put together a list of things you can do to organize all those cables, accessories and peripherals, cutting the clutter and boosting your productivity.
on 02-28-201605:25 PM - last edited on 04-01-201603:14 PM by BBYMartin
Computer operating systems have evolved to a degree that most of them come with the necessary tools to maintain and optimize the system on a regular basis. But the more we use our computers, the higher the chance of adding programs and applications that could cause slowdowns, security threats or other issues. Here's how's to boost your PC's performance.
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