Archive for March, 2010


A quick guide to the new Intel Core i-series processors

Would you buy a new computer with a 3.3GHz Core i5 processor, or a 2.66GHz Core i5 processor?

The choice seems obvious at first and I notice a lot of retailers subtly exploiting complexities of core models and steppings to sell cheaper computers. In the above example the 2.66GHz processor would be your best choice because it’s more powerful, offers greater multitasking capabilities with four cores instead of two cores in the 3.3GHz model.

You can download the whitepaper at our computers perth page in a jargon-free friendly format and get a heads up on buying a new PC.


External monitor on laptop with lid closed

In the first of our neat tips for Windows 7 you can use an external monitor with the lid closed on your laptop.

Just configure advanced power options

1. start. Type “Power options”

2. on the left hand pane click on what to do when lid closes

3. choose the option to do nothing

Enjoy your external monitor.