After several years of relative Wi-Fi happiness, I suddenly hit a performance wall with my home network. I happened to have a new Linksys EA 7500 router to test for an upgrade, but the real difference was when I plugged in the Max Stream AC1900+ Wi-Fi Range Extender.
When it comes to sitting down in front of your computer, the more screen real estate you have, the better—especially if you have more than one monitor. Here’s how to set up multiple monitors for your computer.
Suffering from disappointing Wi-Fi performance in parts of your home? You’re not alone. Spotty Wi-Fi is a common problem. Here’s how to diagnose what’s going on, along with suggestions on how to fix the issues.
ASUS has announced new Republic of Gamers laptops and they are the first gaming laptops to feature the power of Nvidia’s new GTX 10-series graphics cards. Look for the new ROG gaming laptops featuring VR-ready Nvidia GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 graphics cards to arrive soon at Best Buy.
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Tablets are extremely versatile computing platforms. They are also increasingly powerful and approach the capacitires of notebooks and 2-in-1's. Let's look at some accessories that can improve anyone's tablet owning experience
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Preparing to head back to school and looking for a killer new laptop? You’ve probably heard of Microsoft. Windows, Office, Xbox, Surface ... If anyone knows PCs and what they’re capable of, it’s Microsoft. The company has put together a list of seven new laptops that impress on every front, while making the most of Windows 10. Skip the guessswork and pick one of these new laptops for the ultimate back to school computer experience.
Massive 17.3-inch, Full-HD display? Check! 6th generation Core i7 CPU with 16GB of RAM on tap? Check! Nvidia GTX 960M graphics card? It’s there too. The ASUS Republic of Gamers GL752V checks off all the boxes, delivering a performance-driven laptop and compelling mobile gaming solution.
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External hard drives are increasingly getting smaller and lighter while offering larger capacities and faster performance. External drives are ideal for protecting schoolwork and backing-up files and projects.
Mobile PC gaming is always a balancing act: graphics capabilities, screen size, battery life and resolution versus size and price. The ASUS ROG GL552VW gaming laptop is designed to be on the less expensive end of the spectrum, but does affordability compromise its cred? Read my review to find out.
It’s that time of year again! Summer vacation is still in full swing, but the end is in sight and it’s time to start making preparations for the return to the classroom. Technology is more important than ever, but having the right gear is critical. To help you out, here’s a list of the top 10 laptops for back to school.
It’s tough to beat a convertible, 2-in-1 laptop for versatility. You get a laptop, tablet and everything in between in a single device. With the ASUS VivoBook Flip TP501U, you also get a big, Full HD display, a Core i7 CPU and Nvidia’s 940M graphics card, making this convertible laptop a compelling combination of versatility and power.
Calling the Linksys EA9500 router huge would be an understatement. Boasting 8 antennas, 8 ethernet ports and weighing about 4 pounds, this may be the biggest router on the market. Linksys claims it can stream up to 20 4K Videos simultaneously and with its Multi-Use MI-MUMO technology and prioritization features, it might just be the most comprehensive option out there. It was tasked to help me with my PC Gaming. How did it do? Read on to find out.
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Microsoft Office has been around longer than most of its users and it keeps getting better. In fact you may be surprised at how many different applications are included. Stream the live Facebook event with experts from Microsoft and Best Buy so you can learn about how many different things you can now do with Office 365. Ask questions during the event and you may win a fantastic prize, including a new Surface Pro 4 computer.
Got your eyes on a Surface Pro 4, but still have a summer vacation to pay for? With the Best Buy exclusive Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12, you can have it both ways. It’s a budget-friendly prosumer 2-in-1, offering the full Windows 10 convertible laptop experience without breaking the bank.
One of the hottest laptop categories these days are 2-in-1 hybrids, a category started by (and still led by) the Microsoft Surface and Surface Pro. What if you want something less expensive? That’s where the Acer Switch One 10 fills a void, providing an affordable, compact Windows 10 2-in-1 option at Chromebook prices.
As you build an impressive collection of movies, music and photos, digital storage space becomes a priority. Does the WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS provide enough room for your current needs, and enough expansion space for your 4K video future? What about ease of configuration and use?
Chances are you have a handful of SD and microSD memory cards kicking around in a drawer or installed in a variety of devices. And chances are they’re pretty low capacity, like 4GB or maybe 16GB. That was plenty of storage a few years ago, but now? Not so much. High capacity SD cards like Lexar’s new 200GB microSD card are becoming much more common. But when do you actually need a really big SD memory card?
It’s hard to believe, but Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet is in its fourth generation. I spent a week test driving the Surface Pro 4 and despite being an iPad guy, this is the tablet I’d buy if I wanted a 2-in-1 device to replace my laptop.
Does your laptop seem a little sluggish? Replacing its hard drive with a solid state drive (SSD) is a big performance win. Even better, the procedure takes just minutes and just about anyone can do it. Here’s how.
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It’s rare that I get a product from Best Buy that I feel anxiety about sending back, but the Philips BDM4350UC is in exactly that category. It’s far too big for my custom desk, and I need a much more powerful computer to get the most out of it, but it’s very much living in that space. A 43” 4K IPS monitor that looks beautiful and really performs … I definitely don’t want to send this back. Read on to find out more.
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