Your Gaming Monitor Might Be Too Big

HARDWARE June 18, 2023 0 Comments

While a massive gaming monitor may initially seem appealing, potential drawbacks can outweigh the benefits. Issues like lower pixel density, strained reactions, ergonomic stress, and additional hidden costs contribute to diminishing returns as screen size increases. For optimum gameplay, comfort, and budget balance, smaller monitors often prove more beneficial. Common wisdom would say that a bigger screen is better than…

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Microsoft Now Sells Replacement Parts for Surface Devices

HARDWARE June 15, 2023 0 Comments

The right-to-repair movement has pushed companies to offer (sometimes only marginally) better access to replacement parts for PCs, tablets, smartphones, and other devices. Now you can buy parts for Microsoft Surface products for your own repairs. Microsoft announced in a blog post, “While we have always offered world-class warranty and repair services via Microsoft support, we have been working to…

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Teraflops Are a Bad Way to Compare GPUs: Here’s Why

HARDWARE June 12, 2023 0 Comments

Teraflops provide a simplistic view of GPU performance, but fail to account for differences in architecture, efficiency, and software optimizations. Real-world performance testing and understanding of architecture specifics provide a more accurate comparison of GPUs. Teraflops, often hailed as the ultimate GPU comparison metric, have limitations. This oversimplification doesn’t capture GPU complexity, masking their true performance. Instead, real-world performance testing,…

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How to RMA Your Steam Deck

HARDWARE June 10, 2023 0 Comments

Troubleshoot your device and then contact Steam Support. Wait for an answer from Steam Support. Back up and factory reset your Steam Deck. Ship it to a Steam Deck repair center with the prepaid shipping label. Wait for an email from Valve notifying you that your Deck has been repaired or that you’ll receive a replacement. The Steam Deck is…

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