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Tips You Need To Know For Buying a Laptop

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Apr 13th 2011 - No Comments
Now a days, every one is inclining towards the best of technology, so in the case of laptop also. Purchasing a home or business laptop can be a much more confusing and sometimes frightening experience as most users today have some experience with a desktop computer but not as many have experience with a laptop, what is properly known as a portable laptops. Portable laptops are an excellent solution for anyone who needs to be portable and have all of their information on a small computer.

Below is a listing of help and tips when considering to purchase a laptop computer.  
What to look for:
When purchasing a laptop, it is likely that you will have a general idea of what you may like in the computer or how you would like to configure the laptop. Below is a listing of the various components likely to be found in a laptop, and recommendations and tips when considering any of the below components. 
1.Speed: The first and most important feature is the speed. More the speed of a laptop processor  higher is the result. i would suggest minimum 2.8Ghz will suit for every kind of user.

2.Ram: Ram of a laptop must be 2GB minimum for better response. If possible, it should be extendable.
3. Battery Life: Key feature of laptop is its battery life. Now a days 9 cell battery lot for 3-4 hours which is enough.
4. Display: All laptop come with a display. While it is almost always possible to hook up an external monitor when traveling with the laptop, the display is an important consideration. When looking at the display, ensure it is large enough for your needs. A very easy method of reducing the cost of the laptop is to reduce the size of the screen, unless price is an very important consideration we highly suggest that you purchase a laptop with at least a 12″ or lager LCD and recommend an LCD size of 14″ 
6. Processor: a processor is and will always be an important consideration when purchasing a laptop. Today, with multiple CPU/Processor manufacturers, it may be more confusing as well as more cost efficient to look at the different processors available.
7. Hard drive: Hard drives have and always will be an important consideration to think about when purchasing a new portable computer. Like a standard computer, the hard drive will be the destination of all your files and information, always get the maximum size hard drive, considering you will eventually always run out of space. 
 
8. Video card: Video cards are becoming an extremely important factor when purchasing a laptop. While this may surprise some, a video card can make or break a
laptop when it comes to playing games on the laptop. Most games today require additional video memory as well as special video modes such as OpenGL. With a video card with little video memory or without these modes, the laptop will be unable to play these games. In addition, the advances in video cards can dramatically increase the user enjoyment of the game being played. 
9. Network card: If a network connection is required, ensure that a network card is included with the laptop.
10. Connectivity Options: You must checkout that what connectivity options comes with a laptop such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc.
There are few more things that you should checkout before buying a laptop. we have mentioned it below:
  • Sound card 
  • Web Cam
  • Weight
  • Modem
  • Locking System etc.
keep in mind the above points and select your laptop model; like notebook, mini laptop etc.

Simple Trick to Lock Your Computer, Laptops Using Mouse

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Mar 24th 2011 - 2 Comments
Generally we lock our computer to keep security when we are not around. Here is a simple new trick to lock your computer by simple mouse clicks, so you will not need to press the key pair. Just double click on the icon and your computer/Laptop will be Locked.
We normally use Alt+Ctrl+Del orWindows+L to lock our PCs.Instead of trying those windows keyboard shortcut keys to lock Pc, lets now tryout something new.

Some of you might have already know this trick already…

1. Just Right click on the desktop, point to New and click Shortcut.
2. In the Create Shortcut dialog box, copy the following into the ‘Type the location’ of the item text box:
“rundll32 user32.dll,LockWorkStation” remove quotes while typing.
3. Click Next.

4. In “Type a name for this shortcut”, type LOCK MY LAPPI and Click Finish.
5. Now just double click on the icon, your desktop will be locked.
Though this is a age old trick.It makes some difference to newbies.

Top 10 Tips To Keep Your System Faster

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Feb 10th 2010 - No Comments

Follow these tips and you will definitely have a much faster and more reliable PC!

1. Wallpapers: They slow your whole system down, so if you’re willing to compromise, have a basic plain one instead!

2. Drivers: Update your hardware drivers as frequently as possible. New drivers tend to increase system speed especially in the case of graphics cards, their drivers are updated by the manufacturer very frequently!

3. Minimizing: If you want to use several programs at the same time then minimize those you are not using. This helps reduce the overload on RAM.

4. Boot Faster: The ‘starting Windows 98/XP’ message on startup can delay your booting for a couple of seconds. To get rid of this message go to c:\ and find the file Msdos.sys. Remove the Read-Only option. Next, open it in Notepad or any other text editor. Finally, go to the text ‘Options’ within the file and make the following changes: Add BootDelay=0. To make your booting even faster, set add Logo=0 to remove the Windows logo at startup.

5. Restart only Windows: When restarting your PC, hold down Shift to only restart Windows rather than the whole system which will only take a fraction of the time.

6. Turn Off Animations: Go to Display Settings from the Control Panel and switch to the Effects Tab. Now turn off Show Windows Content While Dragging and Smooth Edges on Screen Fonts. This tip is also helpful with Windows XP because of the various fade/scroll effects.

7. Faster Start-Menu Access: Go to the Start menu and select Run. Now type Regedit and hit Enter. The Registry Editor will appear on the screen. Now, open the folder HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop. You should see a MenuShowDelay value. If you don’t then do the following: right click on a blank space in the right pane and select New\String. Change the name in the new value to MenuShowDelay. Now that we have the MenuShowDelay value, double click on it and enter 0 in the value data field. This sets the start menu delay to 0 milliseconds.

8. Resolutions: If you are willing to do anything for faster performance from your PC, then try lowering your display resolution. The lower it is, the faster your PC.

9. Turn off Active Desktop: Go to your Display Properties and switch to the Web tab. Uncheck View My Active Desktop As a Web Page. Since the Active Desktop option under Windows 98 uses a lot of system resources, this option can have a dramatic effect on the speed of the whole system.

10. Defragment Often: Windows 98’s Defrag tool uses Application Acceleration from Intel which means that when you defragment your drive, data is physically arranged on the drive so that applications will load faster.