ASUS Wants You to Switch to Windows 8

We’ve talked about Windows 7 versus Windows 8. Microsoft certainly wants you to switch over, but ASUS wants you to switch over too. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen said he and his company were “very optimistic about sales...

5 Simple Steps to a Quieter PC

No one wants their computer to be loud, but in order to keep components running at safe temperatures, cooling fans can wind up making the system sound like a blow dryer.  In a busy office environment some noise may go unnoticed, but as computers find their way into...

ATA Versus Sata

The performance of computer systems has been steadily increasing as faster processors, memory, and video cards are continuously being developed.  The one key component that is often neglected when looking at improving the performance of a computer system is the hard...

ABCs of DVD Drive Abbreviations

The number of different formats available in DVD drives can be confusing to anyone in the market for one. The list is much longer, but to address a few of the common formats, we have DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM ,DVD+R DL and DVD±RW. Wow! This list...

Choosing a Computer Case

In the past, computer cases were all very similar.  Clones of the same boring, beige box.  With all of the choices available today, this is no longer the ‘case’, and people can use their systems’ chassis as a means to express themselves and to set...