Windows 10 storage requirements changed

Microsoft is upping the minimum storage requirements for Windows devices to 32GB. This move comes into effect from the arrival of the Windows 10 May 2109 (1903) Update, reports ZDNet. The new minimum storage capacity rule applies to devices sporting either 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. Previously Microsoft set a minimum of 16GB storage, which proved […]

Repair, upgrade or replace?

Should you repair, upgrade or replace your laptop/PC?It can often be a hard decision but it does not have to be. Although it may be time to browse some reviews or go shopping don’t consign that laptop or PC to the bin just yet. With a little money and a bit of know how (or […]

Benefits of a solid state drive (SSD)

Why get an SSD? As you can imagine here at User2 we do a lot of repairs, with a lot having an SSD fitted to replace old hard drives. More often than not when it comes to laptops repairs (although this can apply to PC’s too) the hard drive is the source of the problem. […]

The Importance of cooling

Just a few years ago, CPUs notoriously generated so much heat, it was common for a computer to overheat. Although PC’s are not so much in the spotlight these days laptops certainly are still being brought to us here at User2 on a regular basis having overheated due to lack of cooling. So what exactly […]

AC Adapters – Cost Vs Quality

Cost Vs Quality: Here at User 2 we see many customers look for an AC adapter on a daily basis ranging from high quality multi adapters to standard original ones for laptops. The question we get asked the most however is not about which one is better for the intended purpose but just why there […]

Choosing the right power supply

Whether you are purchasing a power supply for your new computer or just replacing an old one we hope this will help in the selection process. If you’re replacing a power supply for Compaq, Dell, Gateway, HP, etc you may find it tricky as some of these systems do not accept standard PSU’s. We carry […]

How to choose a graphics card and what to look for

Updating a PC or laptop’s graphics card can be a cost-effective upgrade. A graphics card upgrade allows your PC to play games smoothly at higher resolutions, with more special effects, but there are plenty of options and potential pitfalls to consider. A powerful graphics card is an essential component in any high-performance desktop or even […]

The importance of a good computer monitor

Many people do not consider the importance of a good computer monitor, they are simply looking for a new system or an upgrade to do a specific task such as office work or gaming. But have you ever thought about how the monitor you use affects the overall experience of using the computer? A high […]