Category: Hardware

5 Ways Extend the Life of Your Hard Drive

The hard drive is one of the most critical assets of your laptop. And why not? It contains all of your essential data and files. However, most of us live in fear of what to do in case our hard drive fails. To stop living in this fear, you can extend the life of your hard drive. However, another option is to use Hitachi hard disk data recovery to recover all your data. Let’s have a look at the methods to extend the life of the hard drive. 5 Ways Extend the Life of Your Hard Drive Here are...

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AMD Ryzen 7 4700G vs Ryzen 7 3800X & 3700X benchmarks – Same results as 3800X but with a lower TDP

It is expected that AMD will announce the launch of their new Renoir desktop APUs sometime in the near future. Sitting at the top of the pack is the AMD Ryzen 7 4700G which is an 8 core 16 thread CPU running at 3.6Ghz with a boost speed of 4.45 GHz. It then has graphics capabilities provided by a  Vega 8 chip with 8 CUs to form 512 cores. The TDP of all these APU chips it's 65W or 35W with the 4700G being 65W. This should give the AMD Ryzen 7 4700G a similar specification and therefore the...

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Making sure your internet connection is safe

Studies show that we spend an average of 6.5hours online each day. That means that a fourth part of our day is spend connected to internet through an electronic device. But just like with any other aspect on our lives, we need to make sure we are safe. Hackers are always looking to take advantage of unaware internet users, so it is very important that we learn some basics about internet safety. Setting up a password for your WIFI connection Most people use a WIFI connection to get online, especially while at home. But sometimes, internet carriers may install...

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT vs 3600X vs Intel Core i5-10600K & i7-10700K Geekbench shows impressive gains compared to Intel & the older 3600X

The new AMD 3000XT range of CPUs launches on 7/7/2020 offering improved boost frequencies over the older models and higher prices. AMD 3000XT CPUs – Prices and Specification vs AMD 3000X CPUs The three new chipsets include: AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT offering a 100Mhz improvement in the turbo frequency.Official RRP of $249 – likely £249 in UK.27% more expensive than existing Ryzen 5 3600X prices (£195)AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT offering a 200Mhz improvement in the turbo frequency.Official RRP of $399 – likely £399 in UK.41% more expensive than existing Ryzen 7 3800X prices (£282)AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT offering a...

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Synology D9220+ vs DS420+ vs DS918+ vs DS418play – New faster NAS solutions coming with DDR4 & NVMe support (now with DS720+)

[Update 27-May-2020] The DS420+ and DS720+ have now been maid official and are available now. Synology recently launched their new affordable  Synology DS220j which offers a significant performant bump from the DS218j thanks to the move from the dual-core Marvell Armada 385 chipset to the Realtek RTD1296 chipset. They are now preparing for the launch of their other 2020 range with several new NAS devices going live on the Taiwanese Synology website. Currently, there is no word on availability or pricing, and the current Covid-19 pandemic has no doubt thrown a spanner in the works. Current;y the Synology DS918+...

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TP-Link Deco X60 Mesh Wi-Fi System Review – Can a dual-band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system compete with the tri-band Netgear Orbi RBK853 AX6000?

This year Wi-Fi 6 has finally gained mainstream traction with all flagship phones launched this year featuring it, and most mid-range and higher laptops also featuring it. I have reviewed quite a few routers now, but to date, only the painfully expensive Netgear Orbi RBK850 mesh W-Fi 6 system which costs £969.99 for the three-pack (RBK853) and £700 for the two-pack system I reviewed (RBK852). The TP-Link Deco X60 cost just £400 for a three-pack, so is there any way this can compete? TP-Link Deco X60(3-pack) AX3000 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, Next-Gen WiFi 6, Replace Routers and WiFi...

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Acer Swift 5 2020 update – Less than 1 Kg with discrete Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU for under £1k

The Acer Swift 5 has been one of the lightest laptops on the market for the past few years, and I think it is one of the best alternatives to the extremely popular Dell XPS 13. Today, Acer has updated the laptop to be even better than ever with the inclusion of the latest discrete Nvidia GeForce MX350 GPU and Intel CPUs. The Acer Swift 5 is an ultrathin-and-light notebook that sits right at the intersection of style, power and portability. Its 14.95 mm (0.59 in) chassis is made from high-grade magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminium. The press release doesn't state...

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Nighthawk M1 Mobile Router Review with a Voxi SIM for better than VDSL speeds when working at home

With many of us working from home the past few months, many people have been in need of upgrading their home Wi-Fi network and/or home internet. I have covered Wi-Fi routers and mesh systems extensively the past few months, but they are only as good as the internet connection you are able to achieve. I am fortunate to have Virgin and the option for VDSL, but many people are still stuck on ADSL, or the in some cases the VDSL is not fit for purpose. In these scenarios, the best solution is normally to use mobile data, either 4G...

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Tips of Cloud Migration for Beginners

Perhaps you have reached the point of believing the cloud migration can be beneficial for your business. Well, it is not surprising because many businesses and entrepreneurs admit that the cloud is an interesting platform for many industries. Cloud migration is probably straightforward to understand. However, it can be challenging for the starters. ERBIS software engineering company, in this case, suggests that the cloud migration should not be intimidating even for the beginners.  If it is your first time, you might want to consider the tips from ERBIS experts below. Don’t start with the wrong reasons The cloud migration...

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AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT & Ryzen 9 3900XT Price and Launch Date revealed by Amazon with big price hikes

Amazon must be one of the worst companies for leaking product data, they recently made a listing for the PlayStation 5, and last year they launched details of the Garmin Fenix 6. Today it is the latest AMD CPUs being launched in the next month. The new 3000XT series is a refresh to the existing 3000X models, keeping user demand high and gaining plenty of press attention while they prepare for the Ryzen 4000 series. I have already reported that the AMD Ryzen 3800XT offers up to 7.29% improvement in CPU performance compared to the AMD Ryzen 3800X when...

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Huawei MateBook 13 now available with AMD Ryzen 5 3500U for £699 – How does it compare vs £899 i5-10210U model

Today, Huawei has introduced a new model to their MateBook 13 series. Previously the two available options used the lates 10th Gen Intel chips with the options being i5-10210U or the i7-10510U. The new model comes at a much lower price point while offering similar CPU performance, but falls a little behind for gaming and editing due to the Intel models having a discrete GPU. With the much more attractive pricing, this looks like a great ultrabook. Huawei MateBook 13 AMD 2020 Specification ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3500UMemory8GBStorage256 or 512 GB PCIe SSDDisplayScreen Size: 13 inchesScreen Type: IPSResolution: 2160 x...

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RAVPower PD Pioneer 65W 2-Port GaN Wall Charger Review – A bargain compared to the Apple 61W USB‑C Power Adapter

I previously reviewed the excellent RAVPower 61W Power Delivery GaN charger, which is a single port charger that is smaller and more affordable than the official Apple 61W USB‑C Power Adapter. Now RAVPower is back with a dual-port charger, this time with the USB-C port capable of up to 65W, and a USB-A port capable of 18W, with the total output being 65W max. RAVPower USB C Charger, 65W PD Charger [GaN Power Tech] Dual Port Wall Charger Adapter for MacBook Pro/iPad Pro/Nintendo Switch/Pixel, iPhone 11/Pro/Max/X/XS/XR/8, Galaxy S9/S9+/S10/S10+/ NOTE 10/10+ £45.99 Buy on Amazon Features 65W Power Delivery: USB-C...

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