Tech for Less, Inc. As you might have already noticed, we are not like most
computer and electronics stores. Tech for Less only stocks product that we can sell below
the price other online merchants charge. You will see that our inventory never looks the
same twice and that we stock all major brands of computer products ranging from high-end
servers, CRT or LCS monitors, to little inkjet printers. And don't forget to look at our
televisions, MP3 players and more great deals. Check out their New Arrivals ... Final
Clearance Sales ... Web only specials
Tech for Less has been in business since early 2001 and we are one of the
world's largest stocking vendors of new, new open-box, excess, refurbished and end-of-life
name brand computer equipment, peripherals and electronics. All our products carry the
manufacturer warranty unless specifically noted otherwise. In such a case, Tech for Less
will warrant the item for the same period as the manufacturer to ensure your satisfaction.
Laptop specials or printers, MP-3
players and the Closeout systems pages are popular with our Cybermall shoppers.
Our philosophy for doing business is simple. We want you to feel
comfortable ordering all your computer and electronic needs from us. Not just today, but
for years to come. That's why we guarantee your satisfaction with any excess computer gear
we offer for liquidation prices. The PcStore recommends if you see a deal you like at Tech
for Less you take action right away as they only carry limited stock, and with these great
prices, items sell out quickly.
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equipment for the absolute best buys! Take a look at TigerDirect. EcomCity
showcases products that are priced below dealer cost.
the Ideal Desktop.Printer, CRT or Notebook
Select a Full System, Rather than Merely a Processor
Every processor on the market can handle the basics, such as Web browsing and email, so
concentrate on your systems other components first. If you buy a system that boasts
an incredibly fast processor, but has a small hard drive, you will be handicapped with
tasks such as video editing.
Go for at Least a
Half a Gig of RAM
With the Windows XP operating systems (home and professional) youre going to need at
512MB of DDR RAM for your OS to work smoothly. Be wary of systems with slots for twin
256MB modules - instead select a single 512MB module. The dual 256s cost less, but
youll have a problem if you upgrade down the road - you may wind u throwing away
memory (and as you know, memories arent something you want to throw away!).
Go for Broke with the Hard Drive - Its an
Most folks can be satisfied with virtually any good hard drive on the market, regardless
of size. However, tasks such as television recording and video editing will eat up huge
chunks of your drive very quickly and leave you wanting for more. If you make a poor
decision in this regard, its not the end of the world, though; most systems have
room to add another hard drive if you discover you need more storage. Its a good
idea, though, to go for the biggest hard drive you can afford.
Integration is Important!
No, were not talking about a Supreme Court decision; were on the topic of
integrated networking. If you buy a PC that include integrated networking as well as USB
and FireWire ports often sport more PCI slots you can use for other upgrades.
DVD - Get a Rewritable Drive
The great news here is that DVD-rewritable drives are amazingly cheap and they can write
CD-RWs as well. The fastest models on the market now write to write-once media at awesome
Look for Slots You Can Easily Reach
Its great to have special slots that accommodate flash memory. However, if
theyre out of reach on the back of the case, or near the bottom, theyre be a
chore to reach - especially if you want to keep your PC on the floor. Front slots are
Memory - Go for at Least 256MB
As is the case with desktops, the more memory on your notebook the merrier. More memory
gives your notebook the versatility and functionality to run more applications
simultaneously; go for 256MB minimum - many laptops feature 512MB, which is even better.
Screen Size - 14.1 is Great!
If youre going to go for one of the wider screen notebooks, make sure you can tackle
the additional size and weight youll encounter. If you can sacrifice those elements
of portability, go for a screen larger than 14.1-inches - DVD viewing is sensational and
you can look at multiple documents. However, were found that 14.1-inches is easy on
the eyes and the chassis that supports this display size is usually light and portable.
15-inch screens present amazing possibilities, though, so you might want to check out our
industry leading selection of notebooks to choose the best one to suit your style.
Be Wise When Selecting an Optical Drive
If all you need to do is back up your digital data or burn MP3s, a standard CD-RW drive
will meet your needs. However, if you spend a bit more money you should purchase a
notebook with a DVD burner. Whats better than being able to customize DVDs? It will
be money well spent.
Hard Drives - Bigger is Better
Hard drive storage sizes run smaller for notebooks, for obvious reasons, but make sure you
select at least 40GB. Thats because music and video files take up lots of space, and
todays laptops are great for enjoying the full spectrum of multimedia entertainment.
We have a huge selection of notebooks that sport ample hard drives of 40GB and much more.
Consider how much music youll be listening to and how much video you may want to
store and choose accordingly - but again, try not to go below 40GB.
Its Good to Go Wireless
Mobility is so much more mobile with wireless capability. If you buy one of our many
notebooks with built-in 802.11 wireless, youll avoid the inconvenience of having to
use a wireless PC card anytime you want to get on the Internet.
The Advantages of an Extra Battery
You got your notebook because its mobile, but theres nothing mobile about a
computer whose batteries have run out of juice and you have to wait for them to recharge
before taking it on the road again. So, buy an extra battery - its an expense
thats well worth it. This is especially vital if you travel often or enjoy working
away from a power outlet. Youll find a huge choice of notebook batteries on our web
pages, some of which last as long as 8 hours.
Out the Perfect Printer
Youll see machines billed as photo printers - and they carry extra inks. Yet, some
all-purpose machines with fewer inks can create nice looking photos as well. You can
control print costs by buying a printer with a large ink tank. However, be prepared for a
bigger initial expenditure.
Media Card Slots -
Check for Compatibility with Your Camera
Be sure your printers memory card reader will support the formats your camera uses,
otherwise you wont be able to use it.
Plug & Play with Your Camera
Check your camera to see if it supports Pict-Bridge, because if it does, youll be
well served to get a printer that does as well. Thats because, with Pict-Bridge
compatibility you will not need a PC in order to print photos from your camera - a USB
cable will work perfectly.
the Perfect Monitor
Inputs - Make Sure They Communicate with Your PC
This seems like common sense, but some consumers overlook the fact that if your PCs
graphics adapter has a DVI port, you should buy a monitor that accepts DVI input. A DVI
(or digital connection) will provide a sharper image than an analog (VGA). The best fit is
a monitor that has both analog and digital ports.
for a Height Adjustable Model
We highly recommend height adjustable monitor. If you have a screen that rotates from side
to side, you can share it easily with others. And if it pivots from landscape to portrate
mode, youll save the hassle of scrolling.
Bigger is Better!
The bigger the screen, usually means the higher the resolution. That means better looking
images. A wide screen monitor handles spreadsheets with ease and offers an aspect ratio
thats ideal for watching movies.
Go for a Fast Response Time - 12 ms is great!
The faster your response time, the smoother your video movements. 16ms is great for most
programs; for the basics, 25ms works fine. If youre a gamer or a DVD buff, go for
the fastest response time possible, currently 12ms. Some now sport a 8ms refresh rate
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