Friday, July 30, 2010

Best configuration for your laptop or computer 2

Three years back, I wrote this article Best configuration for your laptop or computer. In these last three years, lot of things have changed and today, we can find many advanced and fast laptops and computers in market. As per the present computing needs, it is important to go for such fast machines which can do all our work. If we buy a fast and latest computer or laptop then it can make it very easy for us to do various works on them in fast manner. Many times, people buy old and outdated products because they do not have knowledge about latest products and configuration available in market. Below, I am updating few essentials which people should see while buying a new laptop or computer.

My advice for present configurations of Laptops and computers.

1) Processor- Intel i3/i5/i7 (1.6 to 2.4 GHz)
2) RAM- 2 to 4 GB
3) Hard Disc- 350 GB to 650 GB
4) Combo Dual Format DVD RW Drive
5) Widow- Window 7 Basic/Premium
6) Must also have inbuilt camera and Bluetooth
7) Long battery Life
8) Inbuilt graphic card
9) Weight 1.8 kg to 2.4 kg
10) USB Ports – At least two on different sides up to five.
11) Inbuilt Data backup feature.

Other options-

1) HD display
2) Dedicated graphic card
3) Finger print sensor
4) Dolby Sound

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ways to increase speed of Computer/Laptop

Below, I am sharing few methods which can provide lot of help in increasing speed and performance of a computer and laptop. Mostly, we all observe that speed and performance of our computers and laptops start decreasing with time. Recently, I discovered that my laptop is taking lot of time for loading and doing various functions; however, it was very fast when it was new. After consulting few friends, I learned about few methods which are very useful in increasing speed and performance of a laptop or computer. After using these three methods shared below, people can see lot of increase in speed and performance of a computer.

1) Constantly delete Temporary files- While doing web browsing or using various software our computer download numbers of temp files which are stored in “Temp” folder. Mostly a particular space is allotted to this folder which can be increased or decreased. If we do not delete these temporary files on regular interval then it can stop further download of new temp files which is important for proper display of new websites and features. To delete Temporary files go to folder called “Temp” (People can also get the help of search function available in Window to easily locate this folder) and then delete all temp files.

2) Reduce Startup functions- When we start our computer then numbers of functions installed on our computer also gets started like live update etc. These functions cause our computer to load slowly thus decrease speed of our computer. People can easily reduce computer startup load by decreasing numbers of functions which should start as we start computer. To manage this option, first go to “RUN” (it can be easily located with the help of search of function) then type “msconfig” and press OK. After doing this a new small box will open up and here people are required to click on Startup which will be available on upper side of box. In Startup, people are required to unclick on all undesired functions which are either not important or people can work without them. After doing this, people can see significant improvement in loading time of computer.

Go to RUN- Type “MSCONFIG”- Press OK- Press Startup – Unclick undesired functions

3) Selection of Best Performance mode- Mostly, our computer/laptop comes with auto selected custom mode which do not guaranty best performance. To select best performance mode go to Control Panel. In Control Panel select system and maintenance. Here select System and in system go to Advance setting. In advanced tab click on setting button under performance and finally select “Best Performance” option.
Control Panel – System – Advance Setting – Performance setting – Best Performance

What is difference between Laptop and Notebook?

oday, it is very hard to find any difference between a Laptop and Notebook because with time difference between them has stopped to exist. Laptop name came forward because of option of putting a small sized computer on our laps: though, we can also put a Notebook on our laps. These two names came because different manufacturer launched their products with two different names of Notebook and Laptop. Initially, Laptops are used to have more features and performance levels as compared to Notebook like lack of CD drive in initial Notebooks. Notebooks were made with concept in mind to provide general electronic notebook experience to people where people can store, write and manage their electronic data. On the other hand, Laptop was designed to give full computing experience in small size. We can consider a laptop as a small computing machine which we can put on our laps and it has same power of big desktop computer. Generally, a laptop is bigger in size as compared to a Notebook. Today, most of these differences are not present and fast changing technology has reduced differences between laptops and notebooks.

General difference between Laptop and Notebook (May not be applicable today)

A Laptop A Notebook

Usually bigger in size Usually small in size
Have more features Have less features
Have a CD drive Have no CD drive

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