We have been hitting Home Runs now for a month and we
could not be more grateful to all of our customers. Being one month in we thought it'd be fun to run a small competition, stay tuned, details will be below! In this weeks blog post we will be going through:
Deal of the week
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 overview
Review of the Laser 2200mah Emergency Power Bank
How to improve your home wifi
What is Cloud Storage
Deal of the week - HP 800 G2 TWR
Do you need a professional, fast and reliable PC ?
The HP 800 G2 TWR is the home office computing soloution you've you been waiting for. With HP's reputation of providing quality desktops and a 3 year limited warranty, you know this PC is a safe bet!
Powered by Intel's Core i7-6700 and 4GB ram, this power house will be more than capable keeping up with your needs.
Tech Specs at a glance:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6700
Chipset: Intel® Q170
Ram: 4 GB DDR4
Storage Capacity: 500 GB HDD
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64
Built on HP's Elite Desk Range
For our deal of the week, we are giving you $150 off our RRP!
From $1,350 + Shipping is an absolute steal for such a power house. This PC comes complete with Windows 10 Professional however if you want to compliment your upgrade with:
a keyboard and mouse, integrate WiFi, protect your PC with the highest quality Antivirus and include a screen,
We will supply the lot with 10% off the cost of EACH item! Thats up to $500 worth of included value!
To order yours today then you know the drill, call, send a shout out on the page or email us to order.
Product Review - Lenovo ThinkPad 13
Check out this pocket rocket!
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 has it all from portability with up to 8 hours battery life, massive 128 GB hard drive for the size and the familiar Windows 10 you are used to has been upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for free!
Intel i3-6100U (2.30GHz,3MB) CPU, 13.3" 1366x768 screen, Windows 10 PRO 64bit, 4GB, 128GB SSD, 3yr warranty!
* Win 10 Pro 64 bit
* Intel Core i3-6200U (2.3 GHZ) * 4GB RAM * 128GB SSD * 13.3" Display * Webcam * No Ethernet Port * Fingerprint reader * 3 Cell Battery - Up to 8 Hours * 3 Year Return to Depot Warranty
Yours this week for $970.00 + Shipping!
Plus we will throw in a copy of Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 - 3 Users, 1 year for $20.00, shipping included. That's a crazy $212 in savings but this week only. Offer ends Tuesday 25th of April.
Product Review - Laser Emergency Power Bank
Laser 2200mah Emergency Power Bank with 3 in 1 Charging Cable will keep you connected and on the go when you need it most. The Laser Emergency Power Bank comes with a 3 in 1 Charging Cable but with its USB port, you have the freedom to charge any device, any time, anywhere. Huge range of colours to pick from:
We have two to versions from Laser available both the Standard range and their Precision range:
Standard Range from: $15.00 + Shipping
Precision Range from: $20.00 + Shipping
Whats making your WiFi slow ?
There are two main factors to consider when you want to improve your home or small office WiFi —range and speed. Though, you can have one without the other. For example, it's great to have a screaming-fast wireless network, but if you only get decent speed when your laptop is right next to the router, the speed isn't worth much. You need to boost the signal's range.
If your device can barely open friends' Facebook pictures when you're in the same room as the router, then we're talking about problems with speed.
In general, however, speed and range issues can all be lumped together as performance issues. You want both your speed and range to be as robust as possible. There are several factors that can have an impact on both aspects of performance.
Distance can certainly impede performance. You may have a room in your home or office that is simply too far from your wireless router. Even the way your home or office is structured could be a factor in poor wireless performance. If the signals have to bounce around too many corners to reach your wireless devices, that can cause problems (although a technology in newer routers called beamforming can help direct a router's signal to wireless clients).
Interference with the signal can be a big factor in performance, too. If you live in an apartment building, your home might be inundated with signals from everyone else's routers. Maybe structural interference is the culprit. If your furnace, washing machine, and dryer are all between your router and your laptop, that doesn't help.
Maybe it's the software you're using. Routers need software updates just like everything else—and sometimes the firmware they initially ship with is improved with a later-released update.
These are just a few of the possible reasons your connection might be poor (or nonexistent). If you are experiencing any of these issues, contact us today for more information on our Home and Small Business Networking Services.
What is Cloud Storage ?
Comedian George Carlin has a routine in which he talks about how humans seem to spend their lives accumulating "stuff." Once they've gathered enough stuff, they have to find places to store all of it. If Carlin were to update that routine today, he could make the same observation about computer information. It seems that everyone with a computer spends a lot of time acquiring data and then trying to find a way to store it.
For some computer owners, finding enough storage space to hold all the data they've acquired is a real challenge. Some people invest in larger hard drives. Others prefer external storage devices like thumb drives or compact discs. Desperate computer owners might delete entire folders worth of old files in order to make space for new information. But some are choosing to rely on a growing trend: cloud storage.
While cloud storage sounds like it has something to do with weather fronts and storm systems, it really refers to saving data to an off-site storage system maintained by a third party. Instead of storing information to your computer's hard drive or other local storage device, you save it to a remote database. The Internet provides the connection between your computer and the database.
On the surface, cloud storage has several advantages over traditional data storage. For example, if you store your data on a cloud storage system, you'll be able to get to that data from any location that has Internet access. You wouldn't need to carry around a physical storage device or use the same computer to save and retrieve your information. With the right storage system, you could even allow other people to access the data, turning a personal project into a collaborative effort.
So cloud storage is convenient and offers more flexibility, but how does it work?
There are hundreds of different cloud storage systems. Some have a very specific focus, such as storing Web e-mail messages or digital pictures. Others are available to store all forms of digital data. Some cloud storage systems are small operations, while others are so large that the physical equipment can fill up an entire warehouse. The facilities that house cloud storage systems are called data centers.
At its most basic level, a cloud storage system needs just one data server connected to the Internet. A client (e.g., a computer user subscribing to a cloud storage service) sends copies of files over the Internet to the data server, which then records the information. When the client wishes to retrieve the information, he or she accesses the data server through a Web-based interface. The server then either sends the files back to the client or allows the client to access and manipulate the files on the server itself.
Cloud storage systems generally rely on hundreds of data servers. Because computers occasionally require maintenance or repair, it's important to store the same information on multiple machines. This is called redundancy. Without redundancy, a cloud storage system couldn't ensure clients that they could access their information at any given time. Most systems store the same data on servers that use different power supplies. That way, clients can access their data even if one power supply fails.
Not all cloud storage clients are worried about running out of storage space. They use cloud storage as a way to create backups of data. If something happens to the client's computer system, the data survives off-site. It's a digital-age variation of "don't put all your eggs in one basket."
As seen above, we have 3 Laser 2200mah Emergency Power Bank with 3 in 1 Charging Cable from the Precision Range up for grabs!
To win yours simply:
Go on to our website and subscribe to our mailing list. Like and follow us on Facebook
Send us a shout out telling us how the Laser Emergency Power Bank would help you in your day to day life and select which colour you want to win from Blue, Green, Pink or Yellow.
The Lucky Winners will be drawn at 6pm Tuesday the 25th of April. Best of luck!
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