A local business in Central Square just tasked me with putting together a proposal for a custom computer. I feel they may have sticker shock, however. Quality parts and a well thought out business computer is NOT an off the shelf system. Those companies with high advertising budgets and deep pockets are able to brainwash the public into thinking their inexpensive mass-produced systems will do everything that everyone wants and needs them to do... That is just not the case!
It takes time to learn what the customer needs and how they work. Once I have an idea of what they need, it then takes time to put together an order and await the customer's go-ahead.
There's a lot of differences between Internet Explorer version 8 through vs 11. Several bug fixes, changes in the menu interface, plus the way web pages are displayed. However, if your computer crashes repeatedly or simply cannot display any web page, it's possible that your web browser is to blame.
I recently came across a system that did not function correctly, not loading ANY web page. This system had other issues, but even once those were repaired this problem remained. Windows was fully updated to the latest browser, version 11 of Internet Explorer. So, it was down graded to version 10, then 9, finally 8. Eight was the ONLY version that would work! The same was true for Google Chrome, an older version from back in December 2013 was the only version that worked without crashing. In fact, the system crashed to the point of a blue screen...
This is one of the dirtiest desktop systems I've ever worked on. It was surprising the system was still running with how much dirt was inside this system! As part of our full service, the system was cleaned up inside and out. This did take quite some time, but the customer was not charged for the added service.
A computer with this much dust and dirt inside can experience overheating and even component failure. If you bring your system in for service it is always thoroughly cleaned. Doing so will add to the life of your system.
- 4 GB RAM
- 160 GB Hard Drive
- Windows 7, 64 bit
- 8 USB Ports
$175 + Tax
Add a 17" flat panel monitor, keyboard and mouse and pay only
$200 + Tax
Also available are several 17" flat panel monitors for
$30 + Tax
Newer model vehicles have a security feature with their audio/navigation systems. If you lose power to them you may have to enter a security code, otherwise your device will be unusable! Dealers are supposed to have this code entered for you in a sticker either on the inside of your glove box or inside your auto manual.
A few days ago I had a customer call me saying she received a call from someone claiming they were from Windows. They were asking to connect to her computer. She asked me if this was a legitimate phone call.
I said, No. This guy was definately a scammer. For one thing, he said he was from Windows where he should have said Microsoft. The second thing was that it was an unsolicited phone call.
Believe it or not, all one of these scumbags needs is a few mouseclicks from you and they could get software installed on your computer that would allow them to see everything you have stored and where you go on your computer. They could also steal your passwords, bank account information, basically everything you have stored digitally.
Safeguard your data. Don't trust anyone. If you're unsure of situations like this, give us a call.
Do you have a system that needs repair now, or that you're thinking of bringing in near the holidays? Whether it's a laptop, desktop or server, if parts are required to repair it that we must order, the holiday shipping overrun may affect the speed with which your parts are delivered.
Of course we can expedite your shipping, but there is still no guarantee that the item(s) will arrive as quickly as you need the device returned. Also, those fees may be quite expensive.
We will still service everyone's systems through the holiday season. Everyone will receive our fast turn-around speed, however. We'll be here throughout the holiday season to service our customers. Our point is simply to be aware of possible delays in shipping if parts must be ordered.
In an Associated Press article today, 8/27/2012, they discussed the issues PC makers were having keeping profitable. They also hinted of the eventual demise of those companies. Both HP and Dell reported a loss of 60% in market value! This is yet another reason to purchase a custom computer from us when you're ready to upgrade or buy an additional system.
PC makers are generally to slow to respond to industry changes and coming trends. By the time they do, what you see on the shelves are older technology. Compare one of our systems next to a standard PC maker's computer (our's are on the right). They generally will be plain, black, and when you look closely, cheaply made. Boot them up and you can see the difference right away.
Windows Home Server (WHS) is a lesser version of the beefier Windows Server operating system. WHS can really be used by more than just home users. We use it in our home but also for our business as well - which isn't that difficult because we're a home business...
What you can do with WHS is pretty amazing.
A member of the CNY Cat Coalition is in need of a new laptop. She was going to purchase one, but had to fund costs for a sick foster cat out of her own pocket. If you have a newer model laptop that you no longer have use for, or may need some repairs, or are just looking to upgrade your system, please contact us. Depending on the needed repairs, I may be able to refurbish the laptop and give it to her. She has not had a working computer in some time and having a laptop would greatly assist her in organizational and communication capabilities.
Thank you for your assistance.