We Are Open
Nortech computers are please to announce that we have re-opened the shop to the public on Monday 15th June 2020.
We have deep cleaned the shop and rearranged it to allow for social distancing.
Please note that at the moment we are only accepting payment by contactless or chip and pin, even for really small amounts.
UPS Deliveries and Collections
From Monday 15th June 2020 we have restarted out UPS collection point.
If you have a parcel for drop off or collection then you can visit the shop, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Please note that when collecting a parcel you must bring government issued photo ID with you otherwise we will be unable to release the parcel to you.
If you are unable to bring the correct ID with you then please contact UPS directly for alternative options.
The great news is that the road works have finished and you can get to the shop easily again.
As a result of this we now have spare capacity in the workshop again, so now is a great time to get your computer, laptop or tablet in to us for a service or repair.
Waiting times have never been this low but hurry we expect the workshop to fill up quickly.
Virtual Reality Experiences
We are launching our VR experiences in store next week.
Using a state of the art VR headset and hand controllers you will be able to choose from a number of games and experiences to see the full power of Virtual Reality.
With prices starting from just £2.50 we expect there to be heavy demand for this service so please book early.
We are pleased to announce that we are now offering remote support. You can speak to one of our local staff who will take control of your computer and fix your problems or show you how to accomplish that task you are struggling with.
This great new service means that many problems can now be resolved quicker and will cost you less.
For further information please call us on 01275 818699 or drop into the shop for a chat.
New Booking System
We have today launched our new booking system for repairs, upgrades and servicing or PC's, Laptops and Tablets.
Just call the shop on (01275) 818699 to book your computer in to the next available slot.
In a hurry? Bring your computer down to us and ask for our priority service, we will start work on your problem the same day.
Collect and Deliver Service - We will come out to you and collect your computer for repair and then deliver it back to you once it is complete. This service costs £10 in Portishead and our standard outside Portishead charges apply.
On site repair - We will come to you and repair your computer, install your broadband, set-up printers or just show you how to get the most from your computer.
Call (01275) 818699 now to book any of these services.
Workshop spaces coming available
We have been working flat out this week to clear jobs in the workshop, as a result we will have bench space available later on today to start new work.
If your PC, Laptop or tablet need servicing or repairs, then today, Saturday or even Monday would be ideal days to bring them in.
Reserve your slot now by calling (01275) 818699.
Windows 10 pre-launch
Microsoft have recently held a pre-launch event for the new Windows 10, the great news is that the start button is being re-instated and uodated to give a much better user experience.
Cortana, Microsofts new voice assistant will be integrated in all Windows 10 devices, Desktop, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone. Cortana has also had an upgrade to make it more intellegent and more useful, initial results are very promising.
Windows 10 is still in development so the preview version we have seen is not ready for general release yet but it is definately a step in the right direction, and we expect it to become the de-facto standard operating system in a very short space of time.
There are many rumours about Windows 10 being offered as a free upgrade to users of older versions of Windows, however as of today Microsoft has still not made any official statement.
If you are looking for a new computer now then Windows 8.1 Pro comes with downgrade rights to Windows 7 Pro, this will probably give you the best chance of qualifying for a free upgrade should Microsoft offer it.
Once Windows 10 is released we will be offering an upgrade service, prices will be announced as soon as Microsoft give us a launch date, so keep looking back here or on our facebook site www.facebook.com/nortechcomputers for more information.
Windows 9 launch rumored
Microsoft are rumoured to be considering a launch on Windows 9 as early as this Autumn, the new operating system, a replacement for the widely criticised Windows 8, is likely to see a new online activation system ensuring that a single license cannot exist on 2 PC's at once.
Nortech Computers welcome developments on Windows 9 and hope that Microsoft have learned from the mistakes it made with Windows 8, we would like to see a full reinstatement of the Start menu making desktop mode again the default for both Desktop and laptop environments with the Metro screen utilised for Windows tablets.
We await a manufacturers release in the nesr future.
Windows 7 outsells Windows 8
Evan with the new Windows 8 and now 8.1 Windows 7 is still very much in demand by desktop and laptop users.
Since the launch of Windows 8 we have seen a large increase in the sale of Windows 7 machines, it seems that many people are now purchasing a Windows 7 desktop with our FREE 3 year warranty and an Andriod tablet for ther mobile computing.
Windows 7 is still very much alive and kicking and available on selected laptops and All desktops from Nortech Computers.
Windows XP End Of Life
After 10 years of support, Microsoft has declared that Windows XP and Office 2003 will reach "end of life" on the 8th April 2014.
After this date Microsoft will no longer support these programs, meaning there will be no new security updates or content updates.
Running Windows XP and Office 2003 after 8th April may expose you or your company to potential risks such as:
- Security and compliance risks
- Lack of independent software vendor & hardware manufacturer’s support.
It is strongly recommended that all users migrate away from Windows XP as soon as possible. This will help to mitigate the risks that come with running on an unsupported platform.
Nortech Computers can help you to deal with this by either upgrading your existing Windows XP machine or supplying a replacement machine and transferring all of your data and settings across.
Call 01275 818699 now for further information.
Android outsells iPad
In the second quarter of 2013 more Android tablets shipped worldwide than Apple iPads, on a ratio of nearly 2:1.
The last 12 month has seen aggressive pricing of Android tablets that has resulted in a 14% drop in iPad shipments over the same period. With a 10" Quad Core Android tablet available from Nortech Computers for only £159.99 the tablet market has never been better for PC users.
Twitter abuse: Man arrested in Bristol
A 32-year-old man has been arrested by police in Bristol in connection with threats made on Twitter.
He is suspected of offences against two women, who reported the allegations on 25 and 29 July.
The BBC understands it relates to threats made against Labour MP Stella Creasy and feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez.
They are among a number of prominent women recently targeted online by anonymous abusers, so-called "trolls".
It is the third such arrest since allegations surfaced two weeks ago.
The man is being held under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and is due to be taken to a Bristol police station, the Metropolitan Police said.
There have been calls for Twitter to do more to prevent abuse after anonymous users of the site sent messages to well-known women threatening bomb and rape attacks.
Female journalists, columnists and the historian Mary Beard were all targeted.
Last weekend some users boycotted the site to protest against trolling - the practice of insulting or intimidating others, usually under a pseudonym, to provoke a reaction.
Twitter attracted media and police attention after campaigner Ms Criado-Perez was targeted by trolls when she successfully lobbied for a woman's face to be pictured once more on UK banknotes.
A 21-year-old man was arrested in Manchester on 28 July after Ms Criado-Perez reported the abuse to police, while a 25-year-old man was held by Northumbria Police on 30 July in connection with the allegations as well as those against Ms Creasy.
Twitter has drafted in extra staff to deal with the levels of abuse and has moved to clarify its reporting procedures.
Last week the company apologised to the women affected, saying what had happened was "unacceptable".
Premier League Block Pirate Site
The Premier League has won a High Court ruling forcing the blocking of a popular football streaming website.
EU Raid ISP's
European regulators have raided the offices of three internet service providers over accusations they have throttled speeds.
We specialise in all PC, tablet, laptop and Mac repairs from dedicated workshop.
From slow performance issues to replacing faulty componsnts, we have the expertise to fix just about any problem, we will give you a quote for the work required and an estimate as to how long it will take. Our charging policy is very clear, we will give you a quote for the work and we will never do any additional work without first checking with you.
We guarantee no invoice surprises. Our aim is to deliver cost efficient quality repairs with a fast turnaround, we are very proud of our friendly, honest technical team who time after time deliver on this promise. We offer a top quality repair service, this means that sometimes things may take a little longer, and during busy periods there may be a delay in starting your job.
We understand that sometimes it is critical that your computer is back as soon as possible for for these occasions we offer a priority service to ensure that your device is repaired and returned to you in the fastest possible time.
- Priority Service
- Service at your location
- Remote Support
- IT Support Contracts
- Servicing and repairs
- Workshop on site
FIXED PRICE SERVICES
- Virus Removal
- Healthcheck (MOT)
- Image, Wipe and Reinstall
- Data Transfer
- Convert HDD to External
- Data Recovery Diagnosis
- Hourly Callout Charge
- Hourly Workshop Rate
- Delivery and Installation