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Gaming Laptops

Gaming Laptops

The gaming computer market is no longer a simple niche where a group of kids buy their mechanical keyboards and colorful towers.

Today everyone plays to a greater or lesser extent and enjoys the most demanding components in terms of installed RAM, graphics and cooling capacity.

Portable gaming grew thanks to the miniaturization of components, which enabled connections that weighed less and more space for ventilation.

Another key factor affecting weight reduction was the jump from mechanical to solid components. A good gaming laptop will no longer exclusively mount an HDD, but will instead opt for an SSD.

Looking for the ultimate computer to play, it is evident that the definitive team does not exist: they all are if you know how to choose correctly. The main manufacturers (ASUS, ACER, LENOVO, HP) have created sections dedicated exclusively to the game (Republic of Gamers, Predator, Legion, Omen) and the offer is broader than ever.

A player should consider guidelines such as the refresh rate of the screen (from 60 to 120 Hz), the space to install their games (256SSD and perhaps another 500GB in HDD), the quality of the keyboard (betting on backlit WASD keys and with good touch, analog response).

If we take a look into the most important factors we must talk about:

  • Graphics card: responsible for “moving” all those polygons and performing all the calculations, whether you’re doing photo retouching or landing in ‘Fortnite ‘.
  • RAM: not less than 6GB. Large gaming computers mount up to 32GB of RAM but in most laptops you would see up to 16GB. Of course as time passes it is becoming more common to see 32GB of ram used in gaming laptops.
  • Processor: one of the most important components of a laptop if not the most important. Although it might not be as crucial as the graphics card for games it is still very important for the responsiveness and the swiftness of the laptop. Moreover looking ahead in time you could say that the better the processor the longer it will take before you start to experience stutters and slow responsiveness. As of now we could say that a good CPU could not be anything less than a 8th generation i5 from Intel or a Ryzen 5 2600 or 2600x on the AMD side.
  • As for connectivity it’s always good to have a few USB ports, a Type C port, a headphone jack(a connection option that is starting to disappear) and an HDMI port.

Lets take a look at some of the best gaming laptops in the market right now.

Alienware m17 R3
CPU: Intel Core i9-10980HK | GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 Super | RAM: 32GB | Storage: 2 1TB SSDs | Display: 17.3-inch display (4K) | Weight: 6.6 pounds
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2. Dell G3 15
CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H | GPU: Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 512GB SSD | Display: 17.3 inches, 1080p | Weight: 5.4 pounds
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3. Asus ROG Zephyrous G14
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS | GPU: Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 1TB SSD | Display: 14 inches, 1080p | Weight: 3.5 pounds
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4. Lenovo Legion Y545
CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H | GPU: Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti | RAM: 16GB | Storage: 128GB SSD | Display: 15.6 inches, 1080p | Weight: 5.3 pounds
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5. Alienware Area 51m
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K | GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080 | RAM: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB | Storage: 256GB/512GB SSD | Display: 17.3-inch display (1080p, G-Sync) | Weight: 8.5 pounds
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6. HP Omen 17
CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H | GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 | RAM: 16 GB | Storage: 256GB NVMe SSD | Display: 17.3 inches, 1080p | Weight: 7.1 pounds
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COVID19 Customer Information

Fidelity Measures associated with Covid19

Further to the new measures announced by the government, our business has been allowed to re-open.

We will be following the recommended guidelines to keep our employees and customers safe.

 

Fidelity Measures associated with Covid19

We are taking the following precautions with our employees:

  • All employees will have their temperature taken before entering the building.
  • All employees on the frontline are required to have a face mask.
  • Assigned Personnel will sanitise and disinfect shared services frequently.

We encourage our customers to:

  • Wear masks or facial coverings.
  • Wash/sanitise their hands before coming to the store.
  • Stay at home if you are feeling sick.

We ensure that employees and customers maintain distance:

  • We have placed decals on the floor to direct traffic flow.
  • We limit the number of customers in at a time.
  • We do not allow customers to use shared common areas.

We are carefully monitoring the situation. The most important thing is to make sure we conduct business in a safe environment.

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How to promote your online shop

Ways to promote your online shop

By creating a great ecommerce website is only the first step of your online business!

The next step is promoting your online shop to increase sales.

An online shop or website alone is not enough to make sales.

In order to achieve this you need to create a plan on how you can use different digital marketing techniques like SEO and Social media marketing to reach out to your potential customers.

Let’s see some great ways on how you can promote your online store:

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1. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

SEO strategy is really important for any website, especially for eshops.
All of your category pages and products have to be visible in the Google search results.

Hiring a good SEO company will make sure that your website adjusts to the latest SEO rules so your Google rankings will keep improving.

2. Run a Facebook Campaign

An efficient and cost effective way to promote your products or services.

By running Faceebook Campaigns you can promote your message / sales ad to the right people using targeting.

So, if you want to get some traffic on your website and make sales you should run Facebook ads with the objective of making ‘website conversions’.

3. Use Google Ads

Google Advertising can send high quality leads and visitors to your website.

With Google Ads you can show your ad in Google search results.

You can make your campaigns highly targeted since Google Ads are based on the keywords people use in the Google search box and you have the option to only pay for clicks on your ads (PPC) which makes them cost effective as well.

4. Website Blog

This is one of the most cost effective ways to get more website traffic. You can make blog posts to highlight new products or special offers.
This can increase your brand’s visibility in Google results.

4. Social Media

Social Media platforms like Instagram and Facebook offer businesses opportunities to reach new customers.
You can start by posting appealing content to your Social Media Accounts and link it back to your eshop.

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Online Meetings

Online Meetings

With the spread of  COVID-19 most of the companies around the world try to work remotely by learning new ways to keep their employees, company partners and customers connected.

Without being able to meet them in person, companies need to adjust new approaches like onlne customer meetings or online employee training calls.

But how can they make online meetings and calls as effective as in person?

Fidelity Team has the answer!!  By using some powerful tools like Microsoft Teams Meetings, Microsoft 365 live events, LinkedIn Live and PowerPoint Live (coming soon) you can make your meetings virtually effective.

Let’s see each of these tools and their capabilities:

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1. Microsoft Teams Meetings

Microsoft Teams is great for meetings with 250 or less attendees.

  • You can meet from anywhere, collaborate on documents in real time or screen-share,
  • The meeting organizer can send a note or even post a short video clip within the meeting chat window prior to the meeting to share his preparatory thoughts.
  • You can use the Whiteboard app to bring ideas to life.
  • If someone can’t attend the meeting, other attendees can record it so he can catch up later. 

2.Microsoft 365 live events

Microsoft 365 live events is great for meetings more than 250 people and up to 10 000.

  • It is not a standalone product.
    Microsoft 365 Live Events is a set of capabilities that allow you to do “broadcast-style” video presentations, both live and on-demand.
  • For live events you can use webcams and screen-sharing for informal presentations and opt for quality professional  formal events.
  • You can use Teams, Yammer, or Stream to host and deliver yout live events.

3.LinkedIn Live

LinkedIn Live is great if you want to engage LinkedIn members in real time. 

  • You can broadcast keynote speeches, panels, news and announcements to your LinkedIn page followers and engage even more LinkedIn members with the replay. 

4.PowerPoint Live presentations

PowerPoint Live in PowerPoint for the web is coming soon.This new feature will allow you to conduct trainings and engage audiences in new ways.

  • Presenters will be able to share slides. 
  • Using a QR code or short link, presentation viewers can join and follow along with live subtitles in more than 60 languages on their personal devices. 
  • This new feture will also include live reactions and a participant survey.
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How to Support Your Customers Online

Digital Support for Your Customers

With the spread of  COVID-19 we all try to reduce or avoid contacts in-person as much as we can.
Fidelity team can help you find ways of how you can serve your customers through your website.

Below you can find some options of how you can offer a Digital Support for your customers.

Digital Support Essentials
There are specific customer service components that every business should implement into their websites during this difficult time of COVID-19 spread:

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1. Add Live Chat to your website

You can have a live chat platform on your website and choose how you would like to respond to customers.
The response options can include:

  • live chat with your customer
  • a feature that your customers click to leave a message
  • a FAQ-based automatically generated response

2. Deploy a communication & collaboration platform (Microsoft Teams)

Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool that provides global and remote teams with the ability to work together and share information via a common space.

3. Update Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

You can create a FAQ page where your customers can go to find answers to questions your customers most often ask about your products, services or business information.

4. Add a Customer Request Contact Form

You can provide an online form that your customers can fill out if they didn’t find their questions in the FAQ page.
Make sure that you assign a staff member to respond promptly.

5. Update Contact Information

Make sure that you have your email address and telephone number for your business on every page of your website.

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Announcement regarding Coronavirus – COVID19

Further to the new measures announced by the Cyprus Government, we would like to inform you that our Fidelity Shop is temporarily closed until the 13th of April 2020.

However our online shop will remain open and customer support is still available!

Order online and enjoy your time at home!

 

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Microsoft Teams – Stay productive while working from home

Work Remotely and Stay Productive with Microsoft Teams

With the COVID-19  spreading across the world many of your employees started working remotely from home.

But how can your employess stay productive while working from home?

Fidelity team wants to help you meet this challenge!

We have the knoweledge and expertise of how you can make working from home productive and healthy using Microsoft Teams. 

Let’s see how you can achieve this.

What is the purpose of Microsoft Teams?

Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool that has been developed by Microsoft Corporation. It provides remote teams with the ability to work together and share information via a common space using features like document collaboration, one to one chat, team chat, video meetings, file storage and more.

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Getting started with Microsoft Teams

When you move to remote work using Teams, the following key aspects will help you success: 

1. Set up your work area

Do not worry if you don’t have an office at home. You can still be productive while working from home. Teams is a virtual office that you can take it anywhere with you! Do not worry if you don’t have physical files or phone at home, you can save your documents directly in Teams, securely store files where the right people can access them and make calls and meetings fast and easy. 

2. Communicate

Using Teams you can easily communicate your working hours with your team mates so that they know when to reach you. You can also set a status message in Teams to share this information.

3. Online meetings

Moving your meetings to Teams you can create an online conference room. Participants have the option to turn on video and the face-to-face interaction  help everyone feel connected.

4. Record Meetings

You can also record meetings on Teams so some members can catch up later. The automatically generated transcript is also very useful when you are trying to remember information covered in a meeting you attended.

5. Bring your team together

Working remotely from home can feel isolating. Teams help the whole team to get together virtually. You can still maintain your regular team meetings or team lunches online. 

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How to Work from Home to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

New way of looking at “Working from Home

Technological advances have opened the door to new ways of working, one of them is working from home. Nowadays work should be seen as “something that is done and not a place where one goes”. Telework, where feasible,  does allow supervision of employees, without falling into surveillance.

 

How is working remotely implemented?

Telework as a modality based on three fundamental aspects: labor flexibility, teamwork and the use of new technologies. It is a talent management model in which the employer offers the necessary tools for employees to carry out their tasks based on results.

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How to work from home – 5 recommendations to implement working from home

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 the following recommendations can be taken into consideration to implement teleworking without affecting the results, productivity and most importantly, the health of the workers:

1. ESTABLISH KEY INDICATORS FOR COLLABORATORS

Work under individual and group goals that are measurable and visible to all team members.

Recommendation: OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) is a methodology created by exCEO Intel.

2. TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR FAVOR, WORK IN THE CLOUD

The use of cloud serves not only to have constant open communication channels, but also to optimize efforts with productivity tools hosted there. These tools that integrate with calendar, email and others.

Recommendation: tools like Asana, Slack, Google Docs, Monday, Jira and Office 365, among others.

3. PROPER WORK SPACE

Encouraging employees to design and create a suitable workspace in their homes, since having an ergonomic, clean, tidy and comfortable space will allow them to feel at home while the epidemic is under control.

4. CORPORATE VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS

VPNs are designed to be used by a subgroup of employees that need access to business applications (on premises Accounting, CRM, ERP and other software systems) apart from just data stored on portable or cloud locations.

5. OVERCOMMUNICATION

One of the biggest challenges of remote work is connecting with coworkers. Therefore, it is essential to constantly communicate to the rest of the team what is being worked on and coordinate. It is highly recommended to replace calls with video calls.

Recommendation: Zoom, Slack, Skype, Hangouts Meet and Microsoft Teams.

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Customize Your Own PC at Sony Center by Fidelity

Customize Your Own PC at Sony Center by Fidelity

If you are looking for a custom built PC or desktop PC, then we are here to help.

We specialize in custom built PCs that are built  to meet your needs and offer you great value for money.

The best quality in Custom build PC

You can customize your PC in your way to make sure that your PC is unique to you.

Designing your custom build PC

The first thing you have to do its to choose what type of PC you would like to build, after that you are ready to start choosing your components.

You can choose what kind of case you would like and you can even add or remove the parts you need.

Each PC comes with 2 years warranty.

Our technicians have the necessary skills to custom build any type of PC whether it is for gaming or systems built for greater productivity in the office.

We promise you the best prices along with a high level of service.

Below there is a list of the main PC parts that you have to choose before starting building your computer.

1. Motherboard

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The foundation of a computer! A motherboard, also known as the “main board,” is the central circuit hub that allows connection between all components and peripherals attached to the computer.

It also allows all the components such as CPU, graphics card, hard drive and the memory to receive power and communicate with one another.

The motherboard is the most important part in a computer, so choose carefully what type of motherboard you really need.

2. Power Supply

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The Power supply is one of the most important components in a PC.

It powers up the whole system and without that the PC is incomplete.

The decision of buying a power supply depends on three major things: Power Output, efficiency, Manufacturer.

3. CPU

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The CPU is the Central Processing Unit of the computer.

A computer’s CPU handles all the instructions it receives from hardware and software running on the computer.

CPU is the brain of the computer! Think carefully!

4. RAM

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RAM is the main memory in a computer.

It is the temporary work-space where instructions are executed and data are processed.

The amount of RAM in your computer is obviously an important factor.

The more memory you have, the more ‘room’ there is in your computer for information and programs.

5. Hard Drive

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The hard Drive is the primary storage device of the computer.

It is a non-removable device used for digital storage.

The most important characteristic of a hard drive is how much data the hard drive can store, referred to as the storage capacity.

6. Graphics Card (optional)

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A graphics card allow you to add additional processing power to graphically intensive tasks like Gaming, 3D Visualization, Larger display environments and GPU (graphics processing unit) assisted computing.

How important is this to you?

Well, if you are able to use one of the chips that are included on the chip graphics processor, and if your graphics needs are low (general productivity) then it is very important at all.

But, if you need a chip or you want to do some of the things that GPUs are really good for, then it is become much more important.

7. Case

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The computer case is another of the important computer components that cannot be overlooked.

A computer case is the enclosure that contains most of the components of a computer.

Not only does it cover your CPU, motherboard, and other essential elements, it also provides protection and aesthetics for what would otherwise be an open collection of sensitive parts.

So taking the time to choose the right case can go a long way toward ensuring that your custom designed computer has a long and efficient life.

If you really want to design your own custom PC you are at the right place.

Our technicians will give you as many advises as you need and help you choose the components that suit you best.

You dream it, we build it!

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Ways to improve your Home Wi-Fi

Ways to improve your Home Wi-Fi

If your WiFi network isn’t performing up to your expectations, there are many things that you can do to improve the situation.

Ways to improve you Home Wi-Fi

Here are 10 best ways to boost your home WiFi.

1. Choose the best place for your rooter

You should place your WiFi router roughly in the center of your house, so you have the best coverage possible throughout your home.

2. Keep your router up to date

Routers with old firmware perform worse than routers that are properly updated.

3. Get a stronger antenna

A new, powerful WiFi antenna is a great way to boost WiFi at home or office without buying a new router.

4. Buy a WiFi Extender

WiFi extenders take a WiFi signal, amplify it, and transmit it again.

5. Prevent WiFi Leeches

An encrypted, password-protected WiFi is a must in now a days.

You should encrypt your WiFi and protect it with a strong password that can’t be easily guessed.

You can also create a separate guest network and protect it with a different password and change the password often.

6. Consider a WiFi mesh system

Ways to improve you Home Wi-Fi

Another way to get a strong WiFi signal across your home is to add in more access points, extend your primary router’s signal, string Ethernet cables around your house and go wired as much as possible.

Also a wireless mesh network system its a great way to extend your WiFi signal.

7. Buy a WiFi adapter for your old laptop

An easy way to get faster WiFi speeds is to buy an 802.11ac adapter that plugs into your laptop’s USB port.

8. Use the latest WiFi Technologies

The newest wireless technology, IEEE 802.11ac, offers superior download and upload speeds as well as improved range compared to older WiFi technologies.

9. Switch to 5GHz

The 5 GHz wireless frequency provides faster data rates at shorter distances and is typically much less busy than the 2.4 GHz wireless frequency.

10. Reboot your rooter

Ways to improve your Home Wi-Fi

A simple reboot is often enough to considerably improve your WiFi speeds. A reboot clears the router’s memory and allows updates to install.

With these ten tips, you should have no problem boosting your WiFi network without buying a new router.

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