Today, the average computer chip is twice as powerful as a similar chip two years ago, and the chips we create two years from now will similarly dwarf modern computer technology. This principle of exponential growth is known as Moore’s Law, and it means that the processing power of computers even 10 years from now will far outstrip anything that is available today. This rapid pace of technological improvement has drastically changed the way that we live, and you can take advantage of some of this modern technology today right at your One 51 Place apartment home. For instance, you may be able to use your personal desktop computer or laptop to act as a media server, where it can store and play videos, movies, e-books, and music tracks in a single, expansive collection.
If you want to transform the computer in your Alachua apartment into a media server, first you need to ensure that it can send and receive content from your other electronic devices. While it may be simple to connect these devices to your computer via USB ports, wireless connections, and network cables, there are a few useful add-ons that can be installed to improve your computer’s functionality as a media server. They include:
• Video cards – Video cards are miniature processors dedicated solely to displaying the highest quality graphics and images on your computer. By upgrading your video card to the latest models from Nvidia or AMD, you can drastically improve the quality of the images displayed by your media center and allow it to accept inputs from a variety of connections, including HDMI, DVI, and VGA cables.
• TV tuner cards – These devices make it possible for your computer to play cable TV programming by sending and receiving data over coaxial lines.
• Bluetooth adaptors – These devices create a short-range high-speed wireless network that allows your computer to automatically sync up with any mobile devices that are brought within range.
When you combine these additional pieces of hardware with a protected local Wi-Fi network and the ability to sync your computer with any gaming systems in the vicinity, you’ll have a complete media center that you can use to read you favorite novels, watch movies, or even play games.
Even though you’ll probably get a great deal of enjoyment from the media server you set up at your One 51 Place apartment, the rest of our community is also full of fun and entertaining things to do. Our residents have free use of amenities like a community clubhouse, pool, fitness center, business center, and indoor air-conditioned basketball court. If you’re not yet a resident and would like to learn more about our available apartments, please contact our leasing office today.