Looking to play the latest games or get the most out of your gaming experience? Whether you want to achieve higher frame rates or push the quality settings to ultra, upgrading the graphics card, CPU, RAM, and storage for your desktop computer can have a significant impact. Choosing the right upgrades to fit your style and budget can be a challenge, but we’ve got you covered with offerings from Intel®, NVIDIA, Samsung, and others that will help kick load times to the curb while pushing quality settings to the max.
Boosting 1080p Game
Configuring a desk area with limited space can be a daunting task. Whether you are alternating between in-office and at-home work, downsizing, or going away to school, having a functional desk setup is essential to productivity. Fear not, dear reader, a small desk doesn't need to be a problem—with some intention and a bit of finessing, you can cultivate a sleek, functional, and beautiful setup without compromising on quality.
Do Away with Your Monitor Base
If you find yourself constantly shifting your monitor around to make room on your desk
With excitement for the new academic year kicking up, we are looking for the right products to bring the comforts and security of home to college. Big transitions, such as leaving for school again, or for the first time, can be difficult for many of us. As a college grad with a younger brother going away to school for the first time, I have been thinking about how to prepare him for anything college life can dish out. Here is a handful of products I’ve shown him that you might also consider bringing along as you embark on a new semester.
It’s no secret that the MacBook Pro is designed for the creative professional. A popular choice among photographers, video editors, 3D artists, and more, the MacBook
The best label makers help keep tabs on all your easy-to-lose-or-misplace items. They designate where things go, keep documents and files sorted, and help identify objects that are otherwise inscrutable (e.g., an old roll of film or unmarked flash drive). Check out our list of recommended labelers and start disrupting your disorganization today.
Brother P-touch CUBE Plus
If you’re not yet familiar with the Brother brand, you will be by the end of this list.
A funny thing happened at the end of Apple’s Mac Studio event. Instead of announcing new models of the 27" iMac and Mac Pro—which is what we were all expecting—Apple announced a new Mac Pro, and that was it. What happened to the 27" iMac? Well, not only was there no new model, but Apple discontinued the existing generation and removed it from its online store. The unexpected move sent a clear signal that the Mac Studio with separate
World Backup Day will soon be upon us and with all the tech that’s available, the topic of storage is bound to come up sooner or later. Whether you’re a casual user, a gamer, or a creative content professional creating backups, archiving data, or designing a surveillance system, storage will be one of the key factors in your overall build. However, not all drives are created equal, so read ahead to find out what kind of drive is recommended for your undertaking.
Photo and Video Enthusiasts, Creative Content Professionals, and Power Users
The phrase “SD cards” is a blanket term that covers SD, SDHC, and SDXC media. While SD cards aren’t the fastest cards available, they’re still pretty darn fast and are, by far, the most widely used of all the memory card types. Their versatility is a huge advantage, and they will often be seen in any grade camera, ranging from those used by beginners all the way up to flagship models used by the pros. But, beyond just knowing you need an “SD card,” which specific card is the right one for you? and what do all those numbers and letter
Everyone should be securing their data. While you may not have to worry about that movie you downloaded from iTunes, you likely have some more sensitive data you would like to protect in a digital vault. And then you still might want to toss that into a real, physical safe. The constant threat has brought secure portable hard drives to the forefront and it seems companies are coming out with more to help enterprise and everyday customers.
The Benefit of Physical Media
The Web is a dangerous place. Every time you load a webpage, send, or
Now, more than ever, a reliable Internet connection is critically important. For the millions of people working from home, the ability to do their job literally depends on it. The same is true for remote learners, virtual socializers, gamers, or anyone who wants to stream a Netflix series or two. Without a good Internet connection, those things aren’t possible—which is why you need a good wireless router.
Gaming in today’s world, you are going to need more system storage to keep up with all the games to which you’ll have access. Upgrading the storage in your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S is essential. This also includes the
The HP Z lineup has long been a staple for intensive and next-level creative content workflows. Whether you’re a 3D, VFX, or motion-graphics artist, designer, photographer, video editor, or all-around creative, there’s an HP Z display that will refine your work experience and enhance your creativity. Let’s take a look at some popular Z Series displays from HP.
For Color Professionals: The HP DreamColor Z27x 27" Studio Display
Designed for serious color professionals, the
Between high-resolution video clips, B-roll, music, effects, and more, it’s clear that you can never have enough storage when creating professional-grade video content. For instance, one hour of 8K REDCODE RAW 75 footage takes up about 7.29TB, which amounts to 121.5GB per minute, and storage requirements are bound to grow as we move toward 12K or higher resolutions. Even working at 4K resolution can amount to around 741.6GB for an hour of RAW BMPC 24 footage. So, whether you prefer to shoot in compressed or uncompressed formats, it’s safe to
The PS5 and Xbox Series X|S should be renamed the Unicorn and the Dragon, because like these mythical creatures, their existence is questionable. Or perhaps you would prefer a Matrix reference where humanity is losing battle after battle to bots (thanks, scalpers…)? It’s been rough out there this holiday season (or more accurately, this entire year). So, while you patiently watch stock trackers and refresh websites, you could look into preparing for the eventual arrival of your next-gen console with these upgrades.
One of the major
Teaching and learning on the fly took on a whole new meaning since spring 2020, when educators and students alike had to quickly shift focus and reconfigure their workstations and computer setups.
If there is one thing to be learned from all the Zoom conferences and Microsoft Teams meetings held since then, it’s this: Most people do not have an adequate laptop, notebook, or monitor support system in place—and it shows in the video footage.
In addition to the bad aesthetics, inferior positioning of one’s monitor, notebook, laptop, or tablet