Winter storms & power supplies… Yikes! Battery Back-up’s to the rescue!

Living in Michigan for just about all of my life, as well as working in this industry since 1999, I am accustom to Winter storms, thunderstorms knocking out power. It happens. What also happens is your sensitive electrical equipment can be damaged. It’s not something to take lightly as a power surge can not only knock out your power supply, but once you turn that system back on, other items could be fried as well such as the motherboard, hard drive, etc. The best way to protect your components is with a battery back up unit/UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply). Having a battery back up unit can be beneficial in more ways than one. First off, if you have the correct sided battery back up unit, not only can it save your hardware from shorting out, but it can also give you ample time to turn off your system properly. A lot of UPS’s now a days also come with software to be able to do this automatically (shut down the computer properly).  UPS’s isn’t only for computers, tv’s, cable modems, etc.  My neighbor actually uses his battery back up to run his cable modem / router combo and it’s brilliant! He has wifi in his house so his whole families devices will still go on the internet (provided they have battery power still). The benefit of having the Battery back up is more than just protecting your devices. Changing out a power supply can take a few hours depending on your skill level & type of system you have. They can also be expensive. The cost of a battery back up unit can run about the same price as a power supply, so why not have some peace of mind, and save some frustration in the future? This isn’t just for home use. Imagine your small business having a power outage. The power comes back on and now 4 systems are down. The cost of Labor, Parts, and downtime will surely exceed the cost of a few UPS’s. Canton Computers has different sized battery back-up units to suite your needs. We also can special order you a larger one for your home or business. Call or e-mail Canton Computers today to protect your home and/or business now. 734-838-9700 or e-mail us at

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As a small business, how can you save money when I.T. can seem so expensive?

It seems like every company is now moving towards a subscription based system.  I’ll admit, when it first started happening, even I was a bit skeptical. But there are some really good products with really good savings out there that small to medium businesses are just missing out on. Microsoft alone has several different subscription based services SaaS (software as a service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) are two growing segments in the I.T. world and they are saving companies thousands of dollars per year. SaaS (such as Office 365 for Business) can save your business money, and time. When you purchase, for instance, Office 365 for Business, you have a dedicated support team to help you with any issues. Instead of paying a company (such as Canton Computers) to constantly come out for support, or having your I.T. team support these issues when it can be handled remotely can save a lot of time, resources & money.  Most I.T. personnel feel that they are overworked as it is, and more duties are constantly being added onto their plates. SaaS & IaaS are just two examples of ways you can free up your I.T. staff & save money while doing it. For IaaS, which is a type of cloud computing service which offers essential compute, storage, and networking resources on-demand. This is on a pay-as-you-go basis. If you need a server to run a website, IaaS can do it for cheaper and more redundant than purchasing your own server as you are really only paying for the contents of the server that you will need. There is no wasted cpu performance, hard drive space, etc. wasted. It is ran and managed by Microsoft (Azure), or Amazon (AWS), etc. There are hundreds of examples of cost savings when going with this newer style of platform, especially for medium to small businesses. So how do you know if this is something that your business should move towards?  The easiest way is to sit down with an I.T. professional (such as the experts at Canton Computers) to go over your current IT Infrastructure, as well as any expansion or ideas you have moving forward. From there, Canton Computers can show you how we can save you money, electricity, resources, and time going with these types of services. Give us a call today!...

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Video Cards – No more shortages???

With video cards becoming widely available, and scalper prices coming down drastically, is now the time to purchase a new video card, or should you wait for the 4000 series cards?  It’s a question a lot of customers have been asking us lately. While the 4000 series NVidia cards are very exciting, they also draw a lot more power, and will, for most, require a larger power supply. Another potential turn of is the actual release date. NVidia can claim a release date, but in the current supply chain climate, I don’t believe we will see these cards until way after the release date. What about scalpers again? Yes, that’s another potential turn off. Are we going to go through the same thing we saw with the 3000 series cards? More than likely is my guess. While I enjoy my 3000 series card, I have no reason to rush to go to the 4000 series at all. We understand some consumers want the latest and greatest ALWAYS, and that’s fine, however; this time around, it may be best to stick with the 3000 series cards. If you are interested in a new video card, we sell them, we install them, we use...

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Canton Computers has 3080TI’s in stock!

Get them while we have them. Canton Computers has 3080TI Video Cards in stock currently! We also have 1 left 3050 as well.  No reservations, 1st come, 1st serve!

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Windows on Steam Deck from Tom’s Hardware

For those interested in Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming system with Windows 10 installed. Windows on Steam Deck from Tom’s Hardware...

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Internet Explorer has a new bug that can allow someone to take over your entire PC so stop using it now!

Don’t use Internet Explorer!!

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The Canton location is now closed. Feel free to visit us at 34900 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150.


The Canton location is now closed.

Feel free to visit us at

34900 Plymouth Road, Livonia, MI 48150


(734) 838-9700 or (734) 981-6600.


Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday Closed

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