John-Paul Palescandolo

John-Paul Palescandolo

John-Paul Palescandolo writes for B&H’s computer team but is also a freelance photographer, videographer, and filmmaker. While he has embraced digital technology, he still enjoys shooting with film and developing black-and-white emulsions at home. He maintains a photoblog at willscarlett.aminus3.com and has also fostered some unique animals over the years, including baby raccoons.

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There’s something magical about starting up a new computer for the first time. As it efficiently whirs along and quickly gets you to the setup screen, you probably can’t help but notice how fast everything works. That is, until one day, when your user login takes 10 minutes, with another 5 minutes before the application you selected loads. From there on out, everything is very slow and laggy, and...
2 months ago
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Whether you need a boost for gaming, a seamless workflow for heavy graphics, or extra power for intensive files, the Samsung 980 PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 Internal SSD more than fills the bill. Available in capacities of 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB, the 980 is a direct replacement for Samsung’s...
3 months ago
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Modern business and enterprise environments whose day-to-day operations depend not only on working with and storing large amounts of data, but moving that data quickly and safeguarding it, should take note of three new multi-bay NAS offerings from Synology. Be warned, however: Arrays with 12 and 16 bays aren’t for the faint of heart—this is some serious storage we’re talking about. And to help...
3 months ago
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As we creep past the middle and close in upon the end of January 2021, it’s safe to say that nobody thought so many would still be working from home. Bearing that in mind, HP wants you to feel even more connected, despite any physical distance, so that work from home can remain viable. To that end, HP has introduced the...
4 months ago
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2021 is here and HP has wasted no time providing lightning to spark our creativity and imagination. In this sense, the lightning and spark draw inspiration from the aptly named lightning bug, or firefly, which has given rise to HP’s ZBook Firefly 15 G7,...
5 months ago
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The 2020 holiday season is upon us and with all the tech that’s available, the topic of storage is bound to come up sooner or later. Whether you’re a casual user, a gamer, or a creative content professional, creating backups, archiving data, or designing a surveillance system, storage will be one of the key factors in your overall build. However, not all drives are created equal, so read ahead to...
5 months ago
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The phrase “SD cards” is a blanket term that covers SD, SDHC, and SDXC media. While SD cards aren’t the fastest cards available, they’re still pretty darn fast and are, by far, the most widely used of all the memory card types. Their versatility is a huge advantage, and they will often be seen in any grade camera, ranging from those used by beginners all the way up to flagship models used by the...
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Art has always been something that was created on the go. Long before we entered the digital realm and were still working in analog, creative professionals, such as painters and photographers, ventured out of their studios and set up shop on location. While post-production generally needed to be completed back at their home base, technology has caught up with the needs of creatives and graphic ...
6 months ago
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If you’ve been hesitant about making the move from an external hard drive to an external solid-state drive, I get it. Not only are hard drives less expensive, but many of them have a 5 Gb/s USB interface, which means you’ll find broad compatibility without having to worry about 10 Gb/s USB or 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity. However, all of that just changed. Enter the...
7 months ago
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Designed for professionals, creators, and gamers, HP’s Z Series has always delivered top-tier performance, and the latest releases of its 15.6" ZBook Studio G7, 15.6" ZBook Create G7, and 17.3" ZBook Fury 17 G7 are no exception. Let’s take a deeper dive into each of these systems and see how they will help us command and conquer our daily workload. Built so creators and gamers can achieve real-...
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Empower your workflow and finish projects quickly with the Acer 15.6" Aspire 5 Series Laptop, which features key components that help boost productivity. This includes a 1.3 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Quad-Core processor, which works in tandem with 12GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512GB...
7 months ago
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Built with a 34" IPS panel, 3440 x 1440 resolution, and ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio, BenQ’s...
8 months ago
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When it comes time to build a computer, populate a RAID or NAS array, replace a corrupted drive, or expand your system’s current storage capacity, the sheer quantity of drive options can be daunting. I’m not talking just about storage capacity, but also form factor, interface, and more. While you could just haphazardly buy something and hope for the best, there are certain drives that are better...
9 months ago
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While working from home or on the road, have you ever looked at your computer or bag o’ gear and thought to yourself “I wish I had more wired peripherals and cords in order to create even more of a tangled mess?” Neither have I. In fact, aside from endeavoring to keep a neat and tidy workspace and a well-organized travel bag, I’m always looking for ways to further reduce clutter and travel more...
9 months ago
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Are you in the market for a professional-grade computer? If so, you’re most likely a business or enterprise user and know that while these systems come with a higher price point, they are also built with hardware and software features that a standard one won’t have. However, once you distinguish a business model from a consumer one, there is still a myriad of features to go through, so what are...
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