John-Paul Palescandolo

John-Paul Palescandolo

John-Paul Palescandolo writes for B&H’s computer team but is also a freelance photographer, videographer, and filmmaker. While he has embraced digital technology, he still enjoys shooting with film and developing black-and-white emulsions at home. He maintains a photoblog at willscarlett.aminus3.com and has also fostered some unique animals over the years, including baby raccoons.

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Designed for professionals, creators, and gamers, HP’s Z Series has always delivered top-tier performance, and the latest releases of its 15.6" ZBook Studio G7, 15.6" ZBook Create G7, and 17.3" ZBook Fury 17 G7 are no exception. Let’s take a deeper dive into each of these systems and see how they will help us command and conquer our daily workload. Built so creators and gamers can achieve real-...
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Empower your workflow and finish projects quickly with the Acer 15.6" Aspire 5 Series Laptop, which features key components that help boost productivity. This includes a 1.3 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Quad-Core processor, which works in tandem with 12GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512GB...
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Built with a 34" IPS panel, 3440 x 1440 resolution, and ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio, BenQ’s...
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When it comes time to build a computer, populate a RAID or NAS array, replace a corrupted drive, or expand your system’s current storage capacity, the sheer quantity of drive options can be daunting. I’m not talking just about storage capacity, but also form factor, interface, and more. While you could just haphazardly buy something and hope for the best, there are certain drives that are better...
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There’s something magical about starting up a new computer for the first time. As it efficiently whirs along and quickly gets you to the setup screen, you probably can’t help but notice how fast everything works. That is, until one day, when your user login takes 10 minutes, with another 5 minutes before the application you selected loads. From there on out, everything is very slow and laggy, and...
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While working from home or on the road, have you ever looked at your computer or bag o’ gear and thought to yourself “I wish I had more wired peripherals and cords in order to create even more of a tangled mess?” Neither have I. In fact, aside from endeavoring to keep a neat and tidy workspace and a well-organized travel bag, I’m always looking for ways to further reduce clutter and travel more...
3 months ago
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Are you in the market for a professional-grade computer? If so, you’re most likely a business or enterprise user and know that while these systems come with a higher price point, they are also built with hardware and software features that a standard one won’t have. However, once you distinguish a business model from a consumer one, there is still a myriad of features to go through, so what are...
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As cameras and laptops continue to become more powerful, while also becoming more portable, LaCie is following suit with two new Thunderbolt™ 3 storage and docking solutions: the 1big Dock and the...
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BarraCuda, FireCuda, IronWolf, SkyHawk, and Exos. While at first glance these may appear to be mythical creatures of legend from some Lord of the Rings fan fiction, Seagate has used these terms to represent different types of its hard drives and solid-state drives. So, suppose you're in the process of building a computer, populating a RAID or NAS array, replacing a corrupted drive, or simply...
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Capture more raw 4K and Full HD video, as well as raw still images and bursts, with the Lexar 512GB Professional CFexpress Type-B Memory Card. Designed to leverage the capabilities of next-generation cameras, this card utilizes the PCIe 3.0 and NVMe protocols...
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Optimized for raw recording and 100% tested for compatibility with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, Angelbird’s Match Pack memory cards are available in configurations of dual 64GB or...
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Thunderbolt™ 2 may not be the new kid on the block, but it certainly isn’t going anywhere, as it provides bi-directional transfer speeds of up to 20 Gb/s, which is more than enough bandwidth to handle 4K and 6K workflows. In creating their G-SPEED Shuttle XL Thunderbolt™ 2 RAID Array...
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In crafting its Mac mini (Early 2020), Apple chose to focus on the ever-expanding storage needs of its users. While the Mac mini may be on the smaller side in terms of its physical size, that in no way means that its user base has equally tiny storage needs, and thanks to PCIe M.2...
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Blue, Black, Red, Purple, Gold, and Green. To most, those words are simply representative of colors on the spectrum, but in the tech world, these colors are used by WD to represent different types of its internal hard drives and solid-state drives. So, suppose you’re in the process of building a computer, populating a RAID or NAS array, replacing a corrupted drive, or simply expanding/upgrading...
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