Beginners Guides to Tech

Got a shiny new device or want to know more about a piece of tech before you splash the cash? Or just baffled by the geeky jargon that flows around us all day long? Don’t worry – we’ve got all the info you need. The Ebuyer Beginners Guides to Tech are exactly that. Beginners guides. And they’re all written by our team especially for you.

Check out all our latest guides below or return to The Knowledge Hub.

The tech behind smart homes What is it? And does it really make your life easier? Find out here…

All you need to know about USB sticks (and how much stuff can you put on them) Our guide gives you all the answers…

How much RAM do you really need? We give you the nitty-gritty on RAM. Here’s all you need to know.

How classroom tech has evolved Let’s go back to the future and have a quick look at the stages of classroom tech. Detention for you if you don’t enjoy this!

Desktop PC v Mini PC What exactly is a mini PC? OK, it’s probably smaller, but what exactly can it do? Find out here…

How have TV screens evolved? Let’s take a look at how screens have developed over the years, from the early 30’s TVs to advertising screens in Piccadilly Circus…

What size external hard drive do I need? It can be confusing choosing a new external hard drive. The easiest way to narrow down the options is to decide exactly what capacity or size you need.

What is computer RAM? Scratching your head at all the jargon floating around tech? Don’t panic. If you’re confused about RAM read our handy guide and all will become clear.

Laptop ports and internals guide Are you mystified by all those different ports and inputs on your laptop? No idea what they are what they do? Our laptops ports guide explains all.

What is a smart TV? Smart TV is the future of television! Here’s our guide on what to look out for when you’re busy choosing a new TV set

What is a 4K television? HD, FHD, HD Ready and now 4K. Let’s not even think about 8K. If you’re a little unsure of your pixels we explain exactly what a 4K TV is. And why you need one.

What’s the difference between an iPad and a tablet? Is a tablet PC the same as an iPad? What is a tablet PC anyway? And do I really need an iPad? We answer all your questions in our easy to read guide.

Why do you need a wireless printer? It can all seem very sci-fi. How do I print when I’m working at the kitchen table and the printer is in the spare bedroom? All is revealed in our guide.

What is a computer case – A beginner’s guide They’ve come a long way from the boring black boxes they once were. In our Ebuyer guide to computer cases we explain all and how you can get the best case for your PC.

Gaming mouse guide All the info you need on how to choose a gaming mouse in one handy guide.

RAM and Gaming When you think about gaming we think about the CPU and GPU. But don’t forget about RAM. It could make the difference between winning and losing. We explain why.

Remote Working These are unusual times, and remote working seems to have become something of the norm. Here’s our guide to the right tech…

NAS Drives v Desktop Drives Here’s our handy guide to the differences between two storage options – NAS drives and desktop drives – and the advantages of each…

The hidden dangers of remote working It’s been a big year for remote working. More and more of us are working from home – but there are hidden dangers, and this article explains what they are.

Beginners Guide To Home Networking Setting up a home network is one of the best things you can do if you have multiple users and multiple device sin your household. Here’s why…

Desktop computers: A ‘silver surfer’ guide… Computers are not just for the young – though they might be a bit daunting for older users. Here’s our feature on why they’re nothing to be afraid of!

Should I go for a desktop PC or an all-in-one? It’s a choice worth thinking about when the time comes to upgrade. And this article gives you the lowdown on the pros and cons of each…

External Hard Drives for working from home. So many people working from home these days, and if you’re one of them you might want to invest in an external hard drive to safely store your work.

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