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Best Monitor for Photo Editing and Photography Comparison (Updated!)

If you want to capture images with the highest possible quality then each and every one of the elements, which become part of the photographer’s digital lab, has to be in top notch form or at least, of the highest quality we could afford. The monitor is one of the devices that we should examine most closely.

When we buy a computer to use it to edit pictures, we should always be looking for the best processor with RAM overflow and all kinds of ports. With some luck, if it comes with a free monitor, we often thank the seller for the unbelievable fortune that we have just come upon. It may also come with lots of inches…

Well, I dare to say that we were wrong. We should not settle for any monitor! It’s no use to have the best camera in the world if your monitor can’t rise to the occasion. Monitor is equally as important as the optical camera. I always say, it’s better to spend less on a camera while investing more on the best lens and monitor we could afford.


AMD Radeon RX 480 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, Which one should you buy?

Now that both the AMD Radeon RX480 and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 have been on the market for a while, and that they have been completely established, it’s time to write an article like this one for those users who want to upgrade their graphics card but don’t know which one to buy. Which of these two cards is a better option right now?

AMD Radeon RX 480 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060

You already know that on this website we have analyzed both versions (RX480 and GTX1060), in both cases their “complete” models for lack of a better term (the 8GB version from AMD and the 6GB version form NVIDIA), so in terms of performance, we are able to give a verdict, and as we mentioned in said analysis the winner in this area is the GTX 1060 from NVIDIA, at least when the analysis was done.


G.SKILL MX780 RGB, Gaming mouse with good price quality

G.SKIL, the manufacturer we are used to seeing manufacturing PC components, specially RAM memories, has been devoting some time to create peripherals offering the highest quality with medium grade materials at an attractive price. Today we will speak about the MX780RGB mouse, a gaming mouse with 8200 DPIs, it is configurable and meets perfectly all expectations.

Value for money

Despite its simple packaging, the box design attracts your attention. It also allows you to see the content via its front cover, ie, the mouse itself, two weights of 4.5 grams each, two broad sides (For left or right handed) and a height control key for the mouse itself. Also in the box we find some of the features offered by the product.


Samsung launches Chromebook Pro with stylus and convertible

It looks like Samsung is still betting on devices with Chrome OS since it is launching its new Chromebook Pro, a convertible device that gives a breath of fresh air to this platform.


The processor will be a modest 6 core Rockchip with 2 high performance Cortex A72 and 4 Cortex-A53 together with 4GB of RAM and only 32 GB of internal storage hidden under a screen of 12.3 inches with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,600 pixels.


Nvidia announces the launch of the new Geforce GTX 1050

They are here. The moment awaited by many has come. Nvidia just announced the launch of their new graphics cards Geforce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti, the new models that will represent the budget line for players who do not have a particularly large budget and, for that, they have already placed a price to the new graphics cards, although as usual, those prices are far from what they’ll end up selling for, especially just after its release.

First of all, I want to say that this is a “paper launch” release, that is, all we have is the press release and Nvidia’s material, instead of a real card to show and/or test since, we will not get the unit supplied by one of Nvidia’s partners until next week (this is because for this card, unlike the other models of the 10 series, Nvidia did not made a Founders Edition). The first tests of these graphs should come to light on October 25, although we all know that surely some info will be leaked before that date.

Geforce GTX 1050

Starting with the model with more modest specs, the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050, it’s a graphics card with a core consisting of 640 CUDA cores and a base clock of 1.354 MHz which rises to 1,454 MHz when the boost mode is used. This model has only 2GB of GRAM memory(which is not much for the more demanding games on the market) but we do not know it’s frequency. This new model’s TDP is 75 W, which means that it won’t be necessary to use an extra power connector to achieve its full potential. The launch price placed by Nvidia for this model is $109.

Geforce GTX 1050

The second model Nvidia is launching is the Geforce GTX 1050 Ti, the previous model’s sister with steroids. In this case, the card has 768 CUDA cores operating at a base speed of 1,290 MHz and a boost speed of 1392 MHz. This model does count with 4GB of GRAM memory, although we also don’t know its frequency. Just like the non Ti model, TDP is just 75 W, though it would not surprise us to see customized models with high overclocks that require power connectors. The price of the 1050 Ti will be $139.

Both card models feature as outputs three ports DisplayPort 1.4a, an HDMI 2.0 and a DVI-D to connect monitors.

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Bitdefender 2017 Discount Coupon (For Bitdefender Antivirus Plus/ Internet Security / Total Security Multi-Device Version )

Bitdefender has just introduced its new line of products for this season and the truth is that it brings very interesting news for all kinds of users. This year it has launched Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2017, Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 and Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device 2017. Here in Softzone we’ll tell you what each has to offer so you can choose consciously.

Bitdefender is one of the most powerful security products of the moment, so it’s always good to know the new developments that are launched each year with its new products. This year, the 2017 line comes with three different security packages depending on the user’s needs.


Best Mid-Range Graphics Cards Between 200 and 400 dollars: GTX 1060 3GB vs GTX 1060 6GB vs RX 480 VS RX 470

We faced off the representatives of Nvidia’s and AMD’s mid-range to evaluate their performance and quality/price ratio.

The best cards between 200 and 400 dollars

Usually the launch of new graphics cards make glances go towards the high-end, to those outrageous numbers, monstrous frame rates or resolutions within the reach of very few, but it is in the mid-range, where the vast majority of buyers aim for because it is where the best price/performance ratio on the market is, in that range between 200 and 300 $. That is why we are going to highlight and face off with one another representatives from both Nvidia and AMD in the range: the GTX 1060 6GB, GTX 1060 3GB, RX 480 8GB and RX 470 4GB.

The contenders

On the green brand’s side, we have 2 versions of the same card, the GTX 1060 in its 6GB and 3GB models, but they are not exactly the same card as we can see below.


Best Laptops for College Students 2016 – 2017

I have been intrigued by computers since a very young age. At middle school I tried to configure a startup for Windows XP and Ubuntu, but I messed up, I broke the Windows installer and was left without an Operating System. After three days thanks to the mercy of How-To Geek and Super User, I was finally able to fix it. The same was I was scared about breaking the home computer I enjoyed fixing it and continue tweaking it.

I studied at a Computer Technology vocational High School, were I took classes in Computer Reparation in order to obtain a certificate from CompTIA A+ and also some classes in Network Management Systems CCENT from Cisco. Unfortunately for me, our school was unable to participate in those exams and was never able to obtain the certificates. I worked as a Computer Technician for the school’s Department of Technology during my last year. I started my own business from home, fixing computers in order to collect some money to be able to pay the University. The best choice was a portable computer (Laptop), for University it was easier since I already knew more about the specifications, to think that “bigger numbers” means a better computer. I bought myself a new Lenovo 11s Yoga for $800, and it was as good as the recommended computers by the MIT service, and it was half the price. My portable computer worked very well until this year when it started to burn pixels, leaving ghost pictures on my screen. This would happen when leaving an image on the screen for a long time. The warranty I had bought for my Laptop was about to expire so I took it to the Geek Squad beginning of July. They game an estimated time for a fix of about two weeks.


Best Antivirus for Windows

Regarding antiviruses, there are a plethora of logical options. We all use the internet differently and inn order to help you choose, we’ll determine which security suite suits which user profile.

After closely analyzing most of 2016’s suites, one thing is for certain: these solutions have a rather limited impact on performances, and their efficiency is superior to the basic defense tools built into Windows 8.

We have noticed a trend: suites include more features, including PC optimization, and take into account the diversity of devices in the household. But, besides BitDefender, all the publishers must do better integrating their mobile solutions and offering the possibility of controlling everything from a single interface.


New “gaming” SSD ADATA XPG SX8000 M.2 PCIe 3.0 x2

The term “gaming” has invaded the PC market in a very profound way, there is basically no component or peripheral that does have the word “gaming” in its model.

The latest one is the SSD XPG SX8000 from ADATA, a model with M.2 format and a high performance NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. It’s capable of read speeds up to 2.400 MB/s and write speeds up to 1.000 MB/s, both sequential.

These SSDs use MLC 3D high performance RAM with a faster cache SLC memory system. It will arrive in 128GB, 256 GB, 512GB and 1 TB configurations, also, they will launch a faster version with a dedicated sink by the end of October. Their prices haven’t been revealed.

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