discoverpc.NET - THE TWIN PORTS' COMPUTER SOLUTIONS CENTER
discoverpc.NET Computer Solutions Center focuses on quality computer sales & I.T. service in the Twin Ports area including Duluth, MN and Superior, WI.
We sell Lenovo desktops, laptops and servers for both business and personal use. We also sell 2-in-1 PCs, Apple laptops, Chromeboxes, Chromebooks, Android and Apple tablets. We service and repair all Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux PCs of any brand, such as Lenovo, Dell, HP, and many more! Don't forget about Apple Macintosh and Macbook Computers, we service and repair those too! In addition to our many computer systems, we carry Lenovo branded Thinkpad, Thinkbook, Thinkcentre, Ideapad, Ideacentre and Legion computers. We can even custom build you a computer based on your home or business needs, from basic home computers to high-end gaming machines and servers.
Moreover, we provide I.T. services for businesses including maintenance, upgrades of wireless and wired networks, servers, network data shares, Quickbooks multi-user configuration, IoT and more. Besides providing service in our shop, we can also remotely provide I.T. solutions; we can even come to you when there's an issue!
discoverpc.NET FAST FACTS:
Know the processor!
The simplest way to explain the processor is that it’s the brain of the machine. If you want a fast computer that boots up programs in a flash, completes tasks as soon as you start them, and doesn’t keep you waiting, then you want the strongest processor available — and who doesn’t?
Desktop or laptop?
This is probably one of the simplest choices to make, and one that can have a big impact on the overall cost of your computer, including expenses that might not come right at the time of the purchase. In general, if a laptop and desktop are boasting all of the same performance specs, the desktop will be cheaper. It might not make sense, since it’s a bigger piece of hardware, but the ability to cram a lot of components into a small space and the need for a battery is what ups the price of the laptop — notice the premium paid for Apple’s thinner devices.
RAM isn’t just a type of goat...
Just as the number of processor cores in a computer affects its speed and ability to multitask, the amount of Random Access Memory, or RAM, in a computer can affect just how much multitasking it can handle and how fast it will be.
Solid state drives are a solid choice.
Solid-state drives have many advantages over spinning hard-disk drives including performance, power consumption, and reliability. Faster than traditional hard disk drives, a solid state drives are 5 to 35 times faster! A SSD drive and a RAM upgrade will boost performance by up to 70%. Let us show you how.
Check your peripherals!
The peripherals on your computer are going to be pretty specific to your needs, so you’ll need to think about whether you’ll need them, and just how many of them you want. You may want ten USB ports and card readers, but not have a care in the world about having a DVD drive. On the other hand, you may do everything online and just want as few holes in your machine as possible for soda to spill into and frazzle the circuitry. How about backup solutions like external hard drives? Or a printer? Sit down with us to discuss all your needs before you buy!
There’s more to graphics than a sticker on your computer.
Some buzz words to be aware of are “integrated” and “dedicated.” The former is built into the computer’s processor and relies on the computer’s memory — typically this is a lower performance graphics component. A dedicated graphics card will include its own processor and memory, and will tend to be higher-performing — though a very old card might not best modern integrated graphics.
Having spent the last 12 years of my career here in Duluth working for Internet Service Providers and Business I.T. Providers, I have done business with just about every provider of hardware, software, and technical services in the region. Today, when anyone asks me where I would refer them to purchase or repair a PC or laptop, I refer them to discoverpc.NET. I refer them here because I know that they will be received by a knowledgeable team member who will ask the pertinent questions to guide the sale. They will not over-sell the customer. The referral will walk away having purchased the right hardware, software, and peripherals to meet their needs. And if they ever have ANY trouble, it will be handled promptly without hesitation. Erik and his team are straightforward, honest gentlemen, who understand that the best business is return business. They only provide solutions that they can stand behind completely and don’t take the shortcuts that others like to take to make the extra margin on the sale.
Account Executive - Enventis Duluth, MN
I send all of my business associates and friends with hardware and software needs to the experts at discoverpc.NET, and they all appreciate the vast knowledge, attention to detail, and the great service that the staff there provides.
Duluth Territory Sales Representative - Range Paper Company Virginia, MN
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Broker - Greg Follmer Commercial Real Estate Duluth, MN
We have purchased multiple computers for our home and business from discoverpc.NET. We have been extremely happy with the friendly and personalized service we have received; something we have not experienced going to a big box store. Their support alone has been a tremendous value to us. Their staff take the time to listen to your needs so they can customize your computer build; in turn, you’re not paying for all the extra adware. As we are a small business ourselves, we believe in supporting our local business community!
4th Street Auto Repair Duluth, MN
Erik Cross of discoverpc.NET helped through the process of buying a ThinkPad that fit in my budget. He guided me through changes and setup and made it easy for me to update everything with reminders. Erik is always available to help me when I push that wrong button or just don’t know how to get to what I need. discoverpc.NET is so helpful, I have no need of anyone else when it comes down to my needs. I send everyone to them when they are in need of work or a computer. Thank you Erik