PNY vs SanDisk

PNY vs SanDisk: SD & microSD Card Showdown

Picking a memory card doesn’t just come down to how much space you need.

Choose too slow of a card, and it won’t function.

It’s also important to get a quality card to avoid losing important photos and video before you’re able to back it up.

When photographing weddings, I did my research and took no chances with my memory cards.

PNY and SanDisk make some of the best memory cards. Here I’ll explain what to look for in a card, and which brand is the better of the two.

Speed Class & Performance

The first step to picking a memory card is finding the right speed class.

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ASUS vs Acer Monitors

ASUS vs Acer Monitors: Which is Better?

I’m a frequent monitor upgrader.

I love taking advantage of fast refresh rates, high resolutions, and technology such as adaptive sync as they become available.

I’ve owned and installed more monitors than I can count.

Here I’ll look at two of my favorite monitor brands: ASUS and Acer – and detail which will be the better choice for you.

Quality

To start with, the most important component of a monitor is the display panel itself.

There are only a few manufacturers making panels for brands like ASUS and Acer.

For example, you’ll see a number of different brands with 165Hz 1440p displays, but the same OEM’s factory makes each of them.

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Corsair vs EVGA

Corsair vs EVGA: Which PSU is Better?

I’ve seen poor quality power supplies fail in spectacular ways.

In my years of IT work, the smell of burnt plastic from cheap power supplies dying was all too common.

For the fortunate ones, only the PSU was toast. For others, it took the motherboard with it.

It can be tempting to grab a $40 power supply and use the extra cash toward a better graphics card or bigger solid state drive.

Don’t do it!

It’s absolutely worth it to spend a little extra for quality when it comes to your power source.

In the guide that follows, I’ll detail what to look for in your power supply and whether Corsair or EVGA is a better choice for your PC.

Quick Pick: The Corsair RM650x is quiet, reliable, modular, and has plenty of power for most PC’s.

AMAZON PRICE & REVIEWS

Watts vs Price – Finding the Right Balance

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APC vs CyberPower

APC vs CyberPower: The Best Battery Backup/UPS

The power cuts out for only a second, but it’s going to take you minutes – if not hours – to get back what you were working on.

A UPS ensures this won’t happen to you.

Over my years of working in IT, I’ve set up more battery backups than I can count.

In this guide, I’ll break down what to look for in a UPS and if you should go with APC or CyberPower.

Quick Pick: CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD if you need plenty of power & run time

AMAZON PRICE & REVIEWS

Watts vs VA – Picking the Right Capacity

There are a lot of features separating different Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS’s). None is as important as the capacity.

You’ll see two ratings listed – Watts and VA (volt amperage). They both measure electrical power. Bigger numbers mean more powerful batteries.

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iPhone XS and XS Max

iPhone XS Max vs iPhone 7 Plus

With two years separating the iPhone XS Max and the 7 Plus, there are a lot of differences in Apple’s top models. Are the changes worth an upgrade? Let’s dig in.

Price

I won’t dance around it – the iPhone XS models are expensive – and the XS Max even more so. We’re looking at a $330 launch price increase for the lowest storage model in just two years.

The 7 Plus originally started at $769 for 32GB while the XS Max begins at $1099. Upon announcement of the XS Max, the price of the 7 Plus dropped to $569, for a whopping $520 difference.

Maybe you’re on an older phone and trying to decide between the best available and the two-years-ago best. Or perhaps you already have the 7 Plus and are choosing between paying up for the newest flagship phone or sitting it out til next year. Read on. We’ll see just what has changed over two years.

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