Intel NUC – Good things come in small packages

Intel NUC dimensions - available from NAR DesignNAR Design has recently been busy developing new business solutions with Intel’s latest product – the NUC or Next Unit of Computing.

It might sound like a funny name for a type of computer but the NUC is a game changer for small desktops and there are many applications.

The NUC is just 10cm x 10 cm in size, can have powerful current generation processors from Celeron to i5, run multiple high definition displays and deliver data incredibly fast via mSATA Solid State Drive (SSD) technology.

There are plenty of advantages and applications, from a desktop replacement, Home Theatre PC (HTPC), Point of Sale (POS) and kiosks, security and Digital Video Recorder (DVR), digital signage and custom all in one touch screens – you can mount it on the back of the display. Continue reading

Intel Device Selector

Are you unsure about what to choose for your next device?

With so many new products on the market it is easy to get confused. Let NAR Design and Intel help you through the maze with the following infographic:

Intel SMB Device Selector Infographic with NAR Design(Click on the infographic to open and then zoom around for your device)

NAR Design can help you choose what is right for your needs as well as supply, setup, configure and help train you on you new devices. These include Desktops, All-in-ones (AIO), small form factors such as NUCs, tablets, 2-in-1, Notebooks and Ultrabooks as well as a range of printers and networking products to compliment them.

We partner with quality brands such as Intel, HP, Microsoft and Trend Micro to ensure service, quality and the right product for your needs. Contact us today.

HP SpectreXT Ultrabook

HP SpectreXT Ultrabook available from NAR DesignRob has been prolonging the life of his HP laptop for many years with fresh operating system installs and upgrading to faster solid state drives for storage – the latest being a 180GB Intel 335 Series SSD.

But after almost six years of daily use, the time had come to upgrade. The only question was which way to go?

It had to be fast and durable – the last HP laptop was turned on and off, opened and shut up to ten times a day over six years so there are big shoes to fill!

Battery life has improved so much in the last few years, working all day without a recharge is now an option.

Thin and light would also be nice as it is the main “tool of trade”, carried around everywhere to see clients for work including farms, wineries, medical practices and general offices around the Clare Valley.

The HP SpectreXT Ultrabook was the final choice with Intel i7 processor and 256GB SSD but there are also models with Intel i5 processor and 128GB SSD.

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The new Office – Best for business

NAR Design offers Microsoft Office

In today’s world, businesses need to be able to work from anywhere, work together easily, and look professional with affordable technology.

The new Office from Microsoft provides:

  • Professional tools that enable your customers to visualize data in Excel, edit PDFs in Word, and create highly professional documents and presentations to impress their clients and drive revenue.
  • Anywhere access capabilities to familiar Office applications across multiple devices, from PCs to smartphones to tablets.
  • Work together capability by saving to the cloud and sending a link. And when it’s in the cloud; it’s backed up so your customers do not have to worry about losing work.

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Office 365 Home Premium. Ready when you are.

NAR Design have been providing the range of Office 365 products for business use and now Microsoft have released Office 365 Home Premium for families (non-commercial use).

Office365 Home Premium now available from NAR DesignIntroducing Office 365 Home Premium, our best value for families. Now you can install Office on up to five Windows PCs and tablets, Macs, and select mobile devices.*

Plus, Office 365 stores your applications, documents and settings in the cloud, so you can sign in to access them almost anywhere.

Office 365 Home Premium includes:

  • Latest version of our most complete suite of applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote,** Publisher,** and Access.**
  • An extra 20 GB of online storage in SkyDrive (27 GB total).
  • 60 minutes of Skype calls each month to phones in 40+ countries.***
  • Convenient annual subscription with automatic version updates included so you are always up to date.

 

Office 365 is available now from NAR Design and can be installed on both new and existing systems. Contact NAR Design today to secure your copy.

* Windows 7 or Windows 8 OS, Mac OS X version 10.5.8, Windows Phone 7.5 or later required. Visit www.office.com/mobile for applicable devices.

** Windows PC client programs and/or features only. Cannot be used across devices.

*** See office.com/information for details. Skype account required. Excludes special, premium, and non-geographic numbers. Skype not available in all countries. Calls to mobiles are for select countries only.

LifeProof cases – all new colours for iPhone 5

LifeProof cases available now from NAR DesignAll new colours for iPhone 5 cases available now from NAR Design – variety is the spice of LifeProof!

LifeProof fré for iPhone 5 is the thinnest, strongest, all-protective case ever created.

Fré delivers the water-proof, dirt-proof, snow-proof and shock-proof protection you expect from LifeProof, and so much more.

Sleek design, light weight, great sound, and the ability to take your iPhone 5 everywhere — what more could you want from a case?

Available now for $79.95 (additional delivery charges may apply)

LifeProof available from NAR Design

 

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Office 365 – Welcome to the new Office for business

For more than two years, NAR Design has partnered with Telstra and Microsoft to offer online business productivity solutions to many small to medium business and professional clients.

Office365 work together seamlessly with NAR Design

Today sees the release of the new Office 365 and some exciting new products and benefits. As is the way with the Cloud, existing NAR Design Office 365 clients will be automatically upgraded to the new versions of Office 365 and should already have received notifications from Telstra regarding this.

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HP Display and Notebook Stand – New Year Promo!

HP Display and Notebook Stand promo from NAR DesignNAR Design work with a lot of different businesses and a common thread between clients these days is mobility. Users want the power of their laptop on the road, but the convenience of a large screen and wireless keyboard and mouse in the office – they want a seamless desktop experience.

HP now have the HP Display and Notebook Stand that allows you to quickly and easily plug your laptop into a full size monitor, saving space and clutter in your office and also take advantage of two screens – your notebook screen and an additional screen up to 24″.

This productivity device normally retails for $299 – read on for the promotional offer.

Here are the benefits:

  • Use two displays at once to increase productivity – your notebook display, plus one external display up to 24 inches in size.
  • Raise your computer screen to an adjustable comfortable eye level.
  • Keep your desktop clutter-free even when connecting multiple devices with the simple cable management channels on the back of the stand.
  • Combine with a docking station, keyboard and mouse for a complete desktop solution.

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WD Release WD Black 4TB drives

WD Black 4TB hard drives now available from NAR DesignHigh performance storage now comes with massive 4TB capacity with the release of the new WD Black 4TB drives, available now from NAR Design.

Contact NAR Design for pricing and system integration recommendations on WD products.

WD Black hard drives are designed for enthusiasts and creative professionals looking for leading-edge performance.

They feature a dual processor and bigger, faster dynamic cache for maximum read and write speeds. Enhanced reliability features help protect the drive and the data stored on it.

These 3.5-inch desktop drives are perfect for high-performance applications like photo and video editing, gaming and power PCs.
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