Computers 101

Basic info about computers, PCs, and other technology
The best Anti-virus is the one you already have

The best Anti-virus is the one you already have

A question I get asked frequently is "which anti-virus should I use?" There are so many anti-virus (A/V) software suites to choose from, and each is more expensive than the other. Plus, you see ads for them all the time, each one claiming they protect you more than...

Differences in Speed Between Desktops and Laptops

Differences in Speed Between Desktops and Laptops

Someone recently asked for recommendations for a new PC.  For his needs, I said, "For a laptop, a Core i5, at a bare minimum.  For a desktop, a Core i3 would be plenty."  But why the difference?  Shouldn't a Core i5 desktop have about the same amount of computing...