Tuesday, November 07, 2006

MDG Computers offers a free express upgrade to Windows Vista

MDG Computers Canada is offering a free express upgrade to Windows Vista for a limited time on selected desktops and notebooks.

Windows Vista is the latest and greatest in computing technology created by Microsoft. This highly advanced and user friendly operating system for desktops and notebooks allows the user to perform any task with ease. Windows Vista is equipped with the best features that make searching for files and applications a simple task. Included is Windows Aero which provides the user with spectacular visual effects such as glass-like interface elements that you can see through. This feature takes advantage of your PCs hardware and maximizes system performance for the utmost in efficiency and performance. Security is always important and Microsoft has broken the mold offering the best PC security to date. Say goodbye to lost files! With Windows Vista you can also back up your system files like never before with the latest innovation in multiple layer back-up functionality offering maximum protection from hardware failure. Lastly, enjoy all your favourite digital entertainment, including live and recorded TV, movies, music, and pictures-in one place with the easy-to-use Windows Media Center menu system and remote control. Windows Media Center in Windows Vista includes enhancements for expanded support of digital and high-definition cable TV, an improved menu system, and the ability to create a consumer-electronics-quality living-room experience, as well as new options for multi-room access to your entertainment through Media Center Extenders, including Xbox 360.

Consumers interested in taking advantage of Windows Vista will need a more advanced PC consisting of an up to date processor, and a minimum of 512MB in system memory. Microsoft recommends that any user currently planning to purchase a new PC must ensure it has the Windows Vista Capable designation. Computers with older processors and less RAM will not be able to successfully upgrade to Windows Vista.

In light of this, MDG Computers Canada has embraced this new technology by announcing that all new systems become equipped with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor. This new processor will now be a standard in all MDG Desktops and Notebooks. "We want to ensure our customers have the latest hardware built with tomorrow's technology in mind, thus being extremely well positioned to take full advantage of the Windows Vista experience," says Marc Boudreau, Senior Marketing Manager at MDG. The combination of Microsoft's latest operating system fuelled by Intel's latest processor is being offered at all MDG stores. Customers buying the new Intel Core 2 Duo systems from MDG will be among the first in Canada to receive a FREE upgrade to Windows Vista delivered to their door upon release.

ABOUT MDG COMPUTERS

MDG Computers is the largest Canadian owned PC manufacturer and retailer of desktops, notebooks, LCD and plasma screen televisions. Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, MDG operates through a network of 31 retail franchise stores throughout Canada. Renowned for its quality products and excellent service, MDG has earned the trust and loyalty of Canadian consumers, having been awarded the Consumers Choice Award, 8 years in a row.

For more information please contact:

Marc Boudreau
Senior Marketing Manager
MDG Computers Canada
Phone: 905-829-3538 x282
Email: mboudreau@mdg.ca

Monday, October 16, 2006

32" LCD HDTV for $799

A new wave of LCD 32" flat panel HDTV from MDG at a break-through price of $799!

OAKVILLE, ON, Sept. 13 /CNW/ - MDG announced today a low-priced offer on another of its high-tech products. This time MDG is giving away their 32" LCD HDTVs for the price of a regular TV starting at $799.

The contemporary HDTV LCD screen clearly beat the regular TV not only in the issue of looks and weight but undoubtedly far exceeds it in the matters of technology. "MDG hi-tech LCD screens have built-in high resolution capabilities that allow you precision and clarity from virtually anywhere you are sitting. In fact, the MDG LCD screens give you viewing angles of up to 170 degrees," said Marc Boudreau, Senior Marketing Manager at MDG. He further added, "This line of HDTV are also are very sleek, lightweight and easily mountable with a light sensor technology for continuous automatic best picture setting."

Regular Televisions offer you a 1024 X 768 resolution; 480i display capability and a 600:1 contrast ratio. On the other hand MDG offers you a HDTV a 1366 X 768 resolution; 1080i display capabilities and an 800:1 contrast ratio. These facts unquestionably arouse curiosity amongst the consumers and threats amongst competitors as to why would anyone opt for anything less technologically advanced and priced almost the same.

MDG is a Canadian owned and operated manufacturer of MDG brand desktops and notebook computers. MDG products are available across Canada through its network of stores and affiliates.

Monday, July 24, 2006

MDG AND INTEL TO SPONSOR FRAGAPALOOZA - CORE CONFLICT

THE ULTIMATE BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY BEGINS AGAIN.
Canada's largest gaming event and LAN party is back. This year, MDG Computers and Intel will sponsor Fragapalooza - Core Conflict. Once again, the event will be hosted at the Mayfield Trade Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, over the weekend of July 27th to 30th.

The Fragapalooza Core Conflict is a massive LAN Party that enables the spontaneous gathering of people together with their computers coming together primarily for the purpose of playing multiplayer computer games. Now in its tenth year, Fragapalooza Core Conflict promises 4 days of non-stop gaming. From the opening of registration at 9:00am on Thursday, the event will run non-stop until Sunday 6:00pm. This means that participants can enter into the festivities at any time and participate for as long as they wish between these two times.

Anyone can participate and each participant is expected to bring the following: Computer system (case), Monitor, Mouse and Mousepad, Joysticks/Trackballs, Keyboard, Headphones, Powerbar, Extension Cord and all software that they may require at the event, including games.

Over 1200 gaming enthusiasts, programmers and thousands of spectators are expected to attend Fragapalooza Core Conflict. Fragapalooza events are quite a significant sight and continue to grow every year. With that in mind there is no cost associated with spectator admission into the venue.

Fragapalooza Core Conflict will run 3 official tournaments at the event. The tournament machines used for competition will be of uniform specifications, but competitors are welcome to bring their own personal input equipment for use during official matches.

Every year, the favorite parts of the event are the prize giveaways that garner significant amounts of crowd interest and interaction. Prize giveaway sessions are hosted throughout the event, and traditionally the most significant giveaways are reserved for the final day of activity. With random draws, crowd toss ups, and venue-wide challenges there are numerous opportunities for motivated individuals to earn some slick prizes.

This year, MDG is also reaching out to the gaming community through its 'Evolution' challenge to built the ultimate gaming machine. 5 PC enthusiasts will be short listed among those submitting their design. They will then get a chance to show off their designer skills and engage in a head-to-head battle to build their PC within a time limit before the spectacle Fragapolooza crowd. MDG and Intel will provide all the top PC Hardware components from top suppliers as well as $1,000 for each contestant to ready their machines for battle. When the dust settles, the machines will be judged using the best benchmarking games available as well as voting from the Fragapolooza crowd. The winner will get a $5,000 part-time Gaming Consultant contract from MDG Computers. In addition, the design will be used as a foundation for the new Gaming PC product line to be developed by MDG.

For more details, visit www.fragapalooza.com

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The Ultimate PC Experience is Now Here

The Ultimate PC Experience is Now Here

Most of us have experienced moments of frustration when working on our PC, especially when it comes to delays in uploading and downloading files, boot-up or by the terrible quality of DVD playback. At the forefront of an explosion in PCs that are twice as fast is Canada's largest PC manufacturer, MDG Computers Canada Inc.

The company recently launched an extreme desktop series in response to consumer demand for a faster, multimedia oriented PC. As MDG's new marquee product line, Apton delivers adrenaline-rush performance, incredible speed stunning design and support from MDG's specially trained Apton engineers.

If you want more speed, power and perfection, this is the machine. Apton is touted as the ideal choice for advanced mainstream users, digital home and tech-savvy enthusiasts, including highly involved users such as professionals and gamers. It offers multi-media support for movies, music and games - virtually eliminating the need for multiple electronic and digital devices (including remote controls). You're now able to launch a full flight of programs, gliding effortlessly between windows, while letting your creativity soar.

"Apton has unmatched power and expandability, so you'll be able to drive any game, program, or complex computing task there is," says Brian Monette, Chief Marketing Officer at MDG.
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And if you want savings in your pocket, MDG Computers is 'the' place to buy it. Their friendly sales staff will help you find the right system that fits your computing needs. Plus, you'll be able to choose from a wide array of unbelievable upgrade options.

High-Performance Power Pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows XP Media Centre Edition 2006, Apton will take your productivity and entertainment to the next level by eliminating the need for a separate TV, PC and game console.

From the Intel Pentium 4 Processor with Hyper Threading Technology (with optional dual core processor) to the incredible 256MB ATI Radeon X300 video card, this PC sings. Add the 250GB Western Digital 7200 rpm hard drive (expandable up to 3.2 Terabytes!) and 1GB of Kingston DDR high-performance memory (expandable up to 4GB) you will see exactly what a computer was meant to do: Provide you with an all-in-one multimedia marvel.

It's also equipped with Dolby Digital Surround Sound and a flat panel monitor, so you can share the High Definition experience with friends and family during a sports game or pre-screening party.

MDG guarantees that the Apton will be Vista Ready, when Microsoft announces its newest operating system later this year, so you'll be the first to experience eye-catching graphics and new bundled applications, and be protected by more-rigorous security.

Using state-of-the-art brand name components, each Apton is custom configured to your exact specs by expertly trained engineers obsessed with perfection. Backed by a 36 hour zero tolerance testing and exceptional technical support, you'll have always have confidence-inspiring performance.

MDG Apton 3000L described above: $1,599

For more information on finding a customized PC solution visit your local MDG Computers store, http://www.mdg.ca or http://www.mdg-apton.ca.

Friday, March 24, 2006

MDG Computers Canada Inc. in the Community

MDG in the Community

MDG is dedicated to serving not just its customers, but the global community as a whole. As such, MDG takes an active role in providing funds and resources for numerous activities and organizations, working alongside the rest of our communities to address some of the most important needs facing the world today. Read below to learn more about a number of the specific areas where MDG is helping to improve our communities.

The Steve Nash Foundation

MDG has worked with the Steve Nash Foundation since 2005 to endow select Canadian schools with fully equipped MDG computer labs, and to empower children in their personal development, education and enjoyment of life.

Formed in 2001 and given charitable status in 2004, the Steve Nash Foundation is an organization dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. Like its NBA MVP founder, the Foundation is fast becoming a leader in assists . . . to a slightly shorter population. For more information, visit http://www.stevenash.org/.

MDG & Steve Nash contributions to date:

Feb. 06 - Crystal Beach Public School (Crystal Beach, ON) - Wireless Notebook Lab

Canada Post Literacy Awards

MDG has sponsored the Canada Post Literacy Awards since 2004 to honour individuals, organizations and businesses doing commendable work to improve reading and writing skills in Canada. Each year, winners in the Individual Achievement and Educator categories receive a fully-equipped MDG computer.

The Canada Post Literacy Awards program recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of Canadian businesses, literacy organizations, educators and learners in overcoming the barriers to literacy. Launched in 1993, the awards are open to individuals and organizations participating in, or affiliated with, a recognized literacy program in Canada and are presented in several locations throughout the country during September and October. For more information, visit http://www.canadapost.ca/literacyawards.

Ongoing Contributions to Local Schools & Charities

Throughout the year, MDG works with various local schools and charities to support them in their continued efforts of raising literacy awareness and promoting education and skills training. MDG believes that if people are given the resources they need, they can accomplish great things. Whether it's a donation of software, new or refurbished computers, or a fully-equipped wireless notebook lab, it is MDG's goal to empower youth to in local communities to realize their potential and enable opportunities through access to technology and enhancing learning.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

MDG PROVIDES FREE UPGRADES FOR ALL DESKTOPS TO INTEL PENTIUM D FAMILY OF PRODUCTS

For Immediate Release
March 8, 2006

Today until March 15th, MDG is offering a free upgrade to an Intel Dual-Core processor with any desktop purchase.

MDG Computers Canada Inc. (MDG) today announced it will offer a free upgrade to Intel's latest dual-core technology with any system purchase. The dual-core Intel Pentium D processors are the fastest Intel Pentium 4 processors available today. They deliver an extra powerful gear when needed, to accomplish more while running multiple applications, such as editing video while downloading music. For more information, visit http://www.mdg.ca/.

"It's the best deal we're offered to date," said Brian Monette, Chief Marketing Officer, MDG Computers Canada. "When customers walk into an MDG store this week, they'll walk out with a computer twice as efficient as last year's models, so they’ll accomplish more is less time and enjoy smoother interaction with their PC."

Optimized for performance, an MDG desktop with an Intel Pentium D processor can help improve user productivity and quality of work. Last year's 32-bit Intel chips addressed up to 4GB of memory. This week, any customer who purchases an MDG PC, will be able to deploy a 64-bit processor that can address over 16 gigabytes of memory.

Other Intel Pentium D Processor features include:

- Intel Virtualization Technology - Improves manageability and creates unique user environments for multiple family members using the same platform simultaneously

- Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology - Enables a cooler, quieter and more energy efficient PC

- Execute Disable Bit - Improves system security against computer viruses

- Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology - Allows users to access larger amounts of memory and supports 64-bit extended operating systems

MDG systems with free dual-core upgrades start at $799.

About MDG ComputersEstablished in 1991, MDG is a Canadian owned and operated manufacturer of MDG brand desktops and notebook computers. MDG products are available across Canada through its network of stores and affiliates. Complete product information is available at www.mdg.ca.

(1) All prices, specifications and offers are subject to error, change, cancellation and substitution at MDG's discretion at any time without notice.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

MDG Computers offers customized PC solutions with immediate pick-up!

There are thousands of great reasons to buy a PC, notebook, media centre or TV from MDG Computers Canada. Read more about our advantages below.

Canada's Largest PC Manufacturer

MDG Computers Canada is your number one source for custom configured personal computers. From brand name components, immediate pick-up to local service and support, at MDG you are guaranteed to get the best value. There's no need to settle for a boxed configuration that doesn't meet your needs, and there's no need to wait for your PC to be shipped to your home. When you buy from us, you get a computer at a direct manufacturer's price, that is built to your specifications using brand name components, and best of all it's available for immediate pick-up!

"You Can't Be the Best Unless You Get the Best"
-Steve Nash, NBA 2005 MVP


Becoming the NBA's 2005 MVP didn't just happen to Steve Nash. His success in the past year was because of a lifelong commitment to excellence and a constant desire to improve. All of us at MDG Computers have taken the same approach to become Canada's top PC. What connects MDG and Steve Nash are the shared values we believe in - hard work, determination, a commitment to the community and being a Canadian success.

Why Buy From MDG?

Immediate Customer Savings - Direct Manufacturer Pricing

When you buy from any MDG store, you get immediate savings compared to buying a computer at a mass merchant or online. MDG is the Original Equipment Manufacturer, which means we build and sell all of our computers. This saves you money, because there are no distribution mark-ups and no marking mark-ups.

With a Custom Built PC, You Get What You Want When you want it

Starting with component selection, we custom-configure your PC with brand name parts. MDG's built-to-order PCs are closely aligned with top name technology and peripheral companies, such as Intel, Microsoft, Kingston Memory and Western Digital, so you can be assured of long-term platform stability.

About MDG's Products

MDG's feature brand name parts, not just a brand name box.

When you buy from MDG, you know always know what's inside. MDG is proud to disclose the key components and the manufacturers, so you'll be certain of the quality that's inside all of our products. Each MDG PC is built with top brand name components sourced from the PC industry's leading suppliers, including Intel chipsets and motherboards, Kingston, Western Digital, ATI and Microsoft - just to name a few. Top brand name parts ensure your PC's reliability and performance, software and hardware compatibility and overall product life expectancy.

Visit Our Stores

Know what you're getting - Test drive your PC at any MDG store

MDG's in-store service allows you to browse through the latest configured models in person. You and your family can test drive the system you're interested in to ensure it's the right fit.

Immediate Pick-Up - Why wait when you can start using your MDG today?

MDG offers immediate PC pick-up at over 27 locations across Canada. There's no need to call, click or wait to have your PC delivered.

MDG makes PC service & support fast and effortless

* We are always on stand by to support your PC needs, whether it be for hardware or Microsoft OEM software support
* Our Call Centre facility in Oakville, Ontario operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year
* Certified technicians are on staff at all MDG locations, so you can bring your PC anytime, anywhere, where it will be serviced immediately - even after your warranty expires
* We also offer a complete inventory of replacement and upgrade parts, so you never have to wait for part availability

AT MDG OUR SERVICE IS ABOVE THE REST:

* no long wait times on the phone
* no off shore based technical support confusion
* no lengthily part and technician dispatch scheduling
* no strangers have to come to your home

At MDG, we are ready to serve you.