Welcome to HighCaliber Computers, Inc.!
My name’s Robert Barkoski and I incorporated HighCaliber Computers in 2006 to pursue my dream of working for myself while doing what I love. HighCaliber Computers Inc. is a small, full service computer repair company who services Broward, Palm Beach & Miami-Dade counties.
I’m a mobile computer technician which means I come to you in the comfort of your home or the privacy of your office. HighCaliber Computers does not charge you a fee to look at your problem, consider this a free estimate. Once I discover what your issue is I will give you a cost estimate based on an hourly fee. I have found this to be the fairest way to handle business.
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Thanks for Visiting,
Robert Barkoski – President/Technician
A Custom PC for a Buccaneer Fan
No, it’s not Data’s line from Star Trek The Next Generation. It is how long ago this PC was custom built for a retiree who’s a HUGE Buccaneer fan. The client wanted a computer that would last, work well and have Buccaneer symbols on it (of course the latter being most important). So how did we build a computer with such longevity in it?
Good parts! This PC has a dedicated video card, which means the processor and RAM are free to work for you and not the images on your screen. Even today, loading Advertisement-Ridden webpages, the PC shrugs them off. Having 4 Gigs of RAM also means today’s bigger programs will still run well on a 3 year old pc. Believe me, today’s programs are more complicated then ever. Just look at iTunes…
So to sum up, if you need a PC that is more unique then some box pulled from a shelf, HighCaliber Computers can and wants to help. We enjoy building computers and look forward to helping you with one!
Custom PC Gallery
The TouchPad next to a laptop.
Are you like me and don’t want/can’t spend $320 on a touch screen monitor? Want to use Windows 8 to its full potential on the cheap? Have we found the answer! Logitech’s T650 TouchPad brings touch to your old system at a bargain price of $79.99.
The T650 is a wireless pad that is rechargeable with a supplied usb cable. The wireless runs on a now standard micro receiver that plugs into an available USB port. So just plug it in and forget it. The surface of the TouchPad is made of a matte glass and feels pleasant to the touch. The matte finish also repels finger prints!
Setting up the TouchPad was easy too, plugging in the micro receiver started the driver install. After the driver is in, you need to install the SetPoint software. SetPoint allows the TouchPad to function to its’ full potential.
The T650 uses finger gestures to help you work. Below is a list of gestures we have compiled:
Windows 8 Gestures on the T650
On Friday I received a call from a valued client who was watching CNN. According to them, CNN says over 100,000 people have paid into this hoax. One hundred thousand! That scam asks for $200 to $400 per instance. So, somewhere an account has 20-40 MILLION dollars in it. Really? While I hope the average computer user is smarter then this, I can’t help but wonder if these numbers are real. With this kind of financial motivation, anyone who can write code has incentive to break the law and ruin YOUR day for their gain. Don’t let them!
Keep your system up to date (especially you Windows XP users) Update your Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Java, Office and of course your Anti-Virus. (HighCaliber’s Maintenance Plan does all that…) Do not depend on your Anti-Virus alone! Your computer’s security starts with you… You need to care enough to do something about it and updating the before mention programs is a big first step. The next step is to avoid the “Free Stuff” Garbage like free movies and music is where these infections fester. Use your common sense, as so many people seem to switch it off when they sit in front of their computer.
If you know someone who has been infected by the MoneyPak virus, they can contact us to have it removed. In addition, if they have a lot of time and are daring, they can do a Google search for removal instructions too.