Here at Puget Systems we certainly aren’t always the cheapest option, but I have always believed that we provide a lot of value – from our Labs testing and no-pressure consultations to our in-depth quality control processes and lifetime tech support. Since AMD just launched the new Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series, I thought this would be a great time to go back to my consulting roots and share some real-world price comparisons with one of our competitors: Lenovo.
Introducing Puget Labs Certified Systems
For a long time here at Puget Systems, we have been putting together computer hardware recommendations for a wide range of applications. A lot of that advice is gathered from the far corners of the internet, by a range of different folks here within our company, but our Labs team delves especially deep into certain software and workflows. As such, we are beginning to brand some of our recommended systems with an additional “Labs Certified” status – and I wanted to take a moment to give you some details on why we are doing this and what it means for you, our customer.
How We Handle Peripherals Is Changing
Since our founding, more than twenty years ago, Puget Systems has offered a small selection of keyboards, mice, and other accessories for purchase and use with our computers. The exact categories and models we have carried changed over time, of course, but it was always just an assumed part of our business – after all, people need input devices, displays, backup drives, etc. But what if that isn’t actually the best approach for our customers?
My Experience Joining the Team at Puget Systems
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for Puget Systems? As one of Puget’s newest Technology Consultants, and with barely five months under my belt, I may not have as nuanced an insight into the company’s inner workings than some of my peers.
Surviving the Quarantine
My name is Mark Anthony, named after the Roman general, not the singer. Looking back on the past 2 months of working from home I’ve learned a lot. Working from home has become the new normal for many of us here at Puget Systems.
Target and the Out-of-Box Experience
In my family, my wife and I have our roles. To name a few…I mow the lawn, wash the dishes, clean the bathroom while she does the laundry, get the groceries, and keep track of family schedules.
The Tarantula Hawk
“My report is on the tarantula hawk. Can you read it and look for mistakes?”
My son handed me a sheet of well-worn paper with thick lines and plenty of space for a fourth grader to write. I took a red marker in hand and began reading about the tarantula hunting wasp.
On Culture and Unspoken Rules
We believe that computers should be a pleasure to purchase and own. They should get your work done, and not be a hindrance. How do we keep that experience mission as we grow?
NVIDIA ShadowPlay – GPU Accelerated Recording and Streaming
A brief overview of software from NVIDIA to record or live-stream games (or other content), using a GeForce graphics card to handle the video encoding in real time with minimal impact on performance.
Upgrading to Gigabit Fiber Internet
I recently upgraded my home internet connection, and I now officially have the fastest internet of anyone here at Puget Systems – even faster, technically, that our connection at the office. What did I get, you ask? CenturyLink 1 Gigabit Fiber Internet. Here is my account of how installation went, and my experiences with it so far.