A Desktop PC is Your Best Investment This Year

Everyone knows the global economy has been shaken this year, and especially the past month. That gives us all a reason to pause and think about our computing choices before we spend money more than ever before.

In terms of computers, most people still consider a PC a necessity for our modern digital lifestyle. With that in mind, it seems to me that the best “bang-for-the-buck” decision at the moment is a quality desktop computer. The advantages are: considerably more performance per dollar, a much longer service life, easier upgradability, lower total cost of ownership, and less opportunity for damage or failure. These reasons make it a no-brainer to me to choose a solid desktop over a notebook for the same amount of money. If you have a working notebook, use it as your travel unit that doesn’t need to do your heavy computing.

In fact, the rise of the new “ultra-mobile” (UMPC) netbooks is already taking advantage of this idea for a growing number of people. Inexpensive UMPC products are lower powered and ideal just for travel by design. They can’t do significant video or photo work, no gaming, and have very little storage. But as a second computer, they are perfect as a low powered travel tool. If you already have an older notebook that you are thinking of replacing, consider keeping it as your travel tool that you can bring back to your main desktop computer to link to for the real work and enjoyment. Your older notebook can now become your new UMPC.

While this economy shakes out as it certainly will, and I think the election will settle our economic uncertainty, many people will still need a powerful computer to manage their lives better. The PC, even a solid Velocity Micro desktop, is not just a luxury item if you care about the digital world we live in. It affords a vital personal connection with the world and a much needed escape from the stress we are all feeling.

Our economy will survive, as will our need for computing performance. For now, the desktop PC is the best use of your money.


CineMagix FuzeBox – whole house audio, DVD movies and more!

We are proud to announce our new CineMagix™ FuzeBox™ and FuzeBox™ Pro! What’s a FuzeBox? See our mini-site and video demo here.

Finally, a way to harness all the good stuff media center does:
Live and recorded HD cable TV
Pictures and slideshow
Home videos…

and add to that:

Whole house, multi zone audio! 5 discreet audio zones in the FuzeBox; and up to 9 audio zones in the Pro. Play Dave Matthews on the Patio; Beyonce in the Living room and Kitchen; Metallica in your home office – all at the same time!

DVD Library! Watch Gladiator in the Home Theater on Blu-ray; Caddyshack in the Master bedroom; Harry Potter in the rec room. Easy and fun!

A simple to use interface. None of that scrolling around MCE confusion. Now your non-tech savvy family members will be able to use the media system. AND, the whole system is locked down so no one can install any software to blow it up! Finally!

We know you will have lots of questions – check out our mini-site for lots more info and demos. Call us at 800-303-7866 or chat right now. Or post on our forum announcement. We’d love to talk to you about it!