Celebrate the Season with Spring Colors!

With the spring holidays upon us (like Mother’s Day!) and the winter months behind, why not treat a loved one to a bright gift that’ll lighten their mood? Brighten up and celebrate the season with some of the unique color options we have available. Here are some of our favorite products that come in a wide range of colors. Click to view their product pages!

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Hot Deal of the Week: Gateway 15.6″ Notebook Computers now $499.97

Save $130 this week with a Gateway notebook, available in NightSky Black or Cherry Red. Both have an Intel Pentium Processor, 4 GB of RAM, 320 GB of hard drive space, and a DVD-DL/CD-RW Dual Layer drive. Dual Layer DVDs write on one side of the DVD, but in two separate layers, allowing for up to 8.5GB of data between them. They also come with Windows 7, an easier and more stable operating system than XP or Vista.

These are the perfect notebooks for a student, commuter, or those computer users who enjoy watching video, surfing the web, accessing media and light multitasking. Downloading pictures from your digital camera is easy with the 5 in 1 Integrated Digital media reader, which supports Secure digital(SD), Multimedia cards, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, or xD Picture Cards.

Either notebook will fit the bill for the average computer user looking for a convenient, long-lasting laptop for a great price. These computers won’t be available at this price for long, so buy them now!

Gateway NV5425U NightSky Black Intel Pentium Processor 15.6″ Notebook Computer

Gateway NV5423U Cherry Red Intel Pentium Processor 15.6″ Notebook Computer


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How To: Choose the Best Computer Processor for You

Our customers always ask us questions about processors when choosing their computer models. A processor is an integral part of your system and is one of the things you should really invest in when choosing a new computer. This guide will help you understand computer processors, learn how to choose one, and give recommendations for your computer usage.

What is a computer processor?
A computer processor is a small microchip that fits into a socket in your motherboard. It analyzes and controls data flow in your computer. The speed at which it processes this data is measured in gigahertz, and common desktop computer processor speeds range from 2.6 to 3.66 GHz, and laptops/netbooks are usually less than that.

When choosing a computer processor
Consider what you will be using your new computer for in the next 3 years. How many windows do you keep open at once? Do you have multiple users logged into Windows at the same time? Do you regularly connect to your work computer from home, or vice versa? Do you or your kids play 3D games? All of these things take up processor speed, so the more you do on your computer, the faster the processor you’ll need.

You’ll usually find an Intel or AMD processor in laptop and desktop computers. They have various models that are appropriate for different uses:

For the casual computer user
If you play the occasional game of Solitaire, use Excel or Word or use e-mail almost exclusively, you won’t need a very fast processor. An Intel Pentium, Intel Celeron or AMD Sempron processors would be a good match for you.

For the multitasker & mainstream performance user
If you browse through your pictures, listen to music and watch movies on your computer while running other programs simultaneously, you should consider the Intel i3, AMD Athlon II or the AMD Turion II Dual Core processors.

For the power computer user
For a gaming machine, running 3D modeling software, editing long videos and other processor-taxing tasks, Intel i7, AMD Athlon II X4 or AMD Phenom Quad Core processors are best.

As technology advances, so will your need for a faster processor. Always consider the future of your computer use before you decide on a new model to purchase, and assess the processor that comes with the machine you’re looking to buy. Our sales associates or online live chat representatives are always there to help you determine the right processor for you, so let them know any questions you may have. Enjoy your new machine!


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