I’m Harold Mastiff, and I’ve been building laptops since 2001.
My first one was a Dell GX240, and man did that thing take me ages to get apart.
Once it broke it down into its most basic components, I found that it wasn’t that hard to put it back together. In fact, it wasn’t that hard to figure out how everything worked.
Obviously, we’ve had some advancements since then. But that was the start of how I learned to dissect computers and learn about all their intricacies, and make them more efficient.
I’ve almost exclusively worked with computers for as long as I can remember.
I’ve been an IT Manager, as well as Head Product Repair where people would send in in-warranty laptops to be maintained or repaired, and a title in Technical Diagnostics for a large company that needed their computer infrastructure maintained and cared for.
If that doesn’t give it away, I love computers. Most importantly, laptops.
I spent some time working on laptops with my brother back in high school, and from there, we just went off the rails with it.
He helps me with writing out these long buying guides while I feed all the technical information and specs to him; we work as a team, and it allows me to do what I love.
Keep you informed. There’s a lot of “experts” out there—the internet claims to be full of ‘em—but there’s no authority on it from someone who’s been up and down the technical and career landscape.
Well, that’s what I’m here to do. Need tips on how to maintain your laptop, or buy a new one?
Need to know what the best, top-of-the-line gear is for it? Look no further.