Purchase a new computer during the holidays?

Purchase a new computer during the holidays?

If you have ever purchased a new computer, most people understand that straight out of the box it comes with bloatware. At Frankenstein we consider bloatware as any useless fluff programs that are pre-installed on a system that may not be needed. If you would like to bring that new computer to us, we can […]

Features to look for in your next laptop

Features to look for in your next laptop

USB Type-C / Thunderbolt 3 Ports Most of us are used to the USB Type-A ports we’ve been plugging stuff into on our computers for years now. Whether it’s version 2.0 or version 3.0 (the faster blue one), we’ve been plugging devices into them to either transfer data back and forth (flash or external drive, […]

What to do with your old computer

What to do with your old computer

Buying a new PC or laptop is fun stuff, but it also poses a problem – what do you do with your old one? If it’s very old, then taking it to an electronics recycling center is the best option – there are several in and around Austin. Most will accept both computers and monitors, […]

Before Using Your New Computer

Before Using Your New Computer

You’ve unboxed, plugged everything in, run through Windows Setup options, and you’re ready to use that new system. Below are some recommendations before you get too comfortable: Create Recovery Disks – Your computer most likely didn’t ship with recovery disks. Instead, your computer might contain a recovery partition and a utility that allows you to […]