Virus and Malware infections

User2 Computers has over 20 years of experience in the removal of Virus and Malware infections but something becoming more prevalent is the use of encryption and ransoms. Traditional anti virus programs such as Kaspersky and Eset are the 1st line of defense in guarding against infection from all manner of nasty programs. However more […]

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. […]

Public Wi-Fi – What you need to know.

The Great Politician Hack – Public Wi-Fi is becoming more and more popular. It’s becoming prominent absolutely everywhere, and almost everyone uses it when given the opportunity. But many people still seem to feel that public Wi-Fi networks are built to give the public free Wi-Fi access without having to make concession with their privacy, and […]

Which?

Which? Trusted Trader

Which? Trusted Trader is an endorsement scheme that recognizes reputable traders who successfully pass the rigorous assessment process. Not just anyone can become endorsed. The assessment process involves:    

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 […]