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Laptop accesorise; completing your laptop

All right, you have finally made the leap to a laptop. What else do you need to make your new purchase useful? Let’s just start with the top five laptop accessories that you should rush out and get.

These are not really in any particular order. It will depend on how you are going to use your laptop. For example, you would not need a bag if you were never going to take it anywhere, but you probably would not have bought a laptop if it was going to stay on your desk at home all the time. So the following are suggested items, and you’ll have to make up your own mind according to your perceived computing habits.

A Laptop Bag
No, it’s not very exciting, but it is very important. Laptops are a bit more delicate than most things you carry around, and they need to be protected. Make sure that you get a bag with enough padding to keep the computer safe in case the bag gets dropped. Padding takes up room, but is the only safe way. Also make sure you get a bag that is comfortable to carry or wear. And, of course, make sure that your specific laptop will fit in the bag you select. Measure carefully. You want it to slip in easily, but you don’t want it to slide around too much.

There are several kinds of bags available, of course, from student bags that are half backpack and half computer bag to very sleek and businesslike bags that you would be proud to carry into the boardroom. I have a $450 natural leather bag because I decided to take a flyer one day. I could have gotten by with much less and probably should have. You can buy a reasonable computer bag for $50-75. If you use a backpack, you know that they can get pretty pricey, and that is also true of backpacks made to safely hold a computer, as many of them are.

If you’re mainly going back and forth to work with the bag, make sure it has enough room for the other stuff you carry: any computer accessories that you want to take along and any work materials you regularly carry back and forth, like papers and files. If you’re a student make sure that you have room for all of your books and class materials. And remember, you are going to have your backpack on and off all day, so buy for both comfort and performance.

This may sound redundant, but you probably should have Wi-Fi at home if you do not already have it. There is little sense in getting a laptop and then being confined to a desk in a small room somewhere in the house. I work from home, and do so from my deck at every opportunity. Certainly you have somewhere other than your office where a laptop would be useful. The kitchen? (be careful!) The television? The balcony or patio? The craft room?
Most new laptops come with the ability to hook up to 802.11n networks, so that’s probably what you should get. It costs a little more, but is a lot faster and more powerful. I have an Apple Airport Extreme, and it does an excellent job of handling my Macs and PCs, as well as other wireless devices like my cell phone. It even has separate channels for 802.11g and 802.11n, so it can work both types of devices at once. A little research will find you a highly rated wireless router in your price and speed range.

USB drive
A USB drive, even before some other accessories? Yes, it’s a safety first issue. This is especially true if the laptop is what you are going to use all the time. Often, anymore, the laptop is the only computer that people have. So you need to be able to back it up. As a rule of thumb, I try to buy a USB drive that will hold everything on my laptop three times. Then I back up the whole thing overnight about once a week, first erasing the oldest of the existing copies.
You may want to invest in a program that will make an exact mirror of your operating system and data for use in making these copies. That way you’re ready for the worst. There are a number of drive mirroring programs available for both Windows and Mac. Some of them are even free. Again, a little due diligence will find the right program for you.

External Mouse
Trackpads are great, and can get you by in a pinch, but there are times that having a mouse can be really, really handy, including those times when you have to work on graphics or other things that require a lot of cursor precision. Even with the wonderful gesture-friendly trackpads on Apple laptops, I would prefer to have a mouse if I am going to be doing much work on the laptop.
There are a lot of different mice made specifically for laptops. They are smaller in size and easier to carry around. They come in both corded and cordless and that choice is up to you. I have not gone cordless simply because the one time I need to use the mouse badly would surely be the time I was out of batteries both in and out of the mouse. You may have better luck. Certainly, though, get an optical mouse. You never know what kind of surface you may wind up with under your laptop and carrying a mousepad is a drag.

External Monitor
Although they are usable, the screens on laptops are not what we have become used to on the desktop. To be honest, 15 or 17-inch laptop monitors don’t offer much real estate, especially if your eyes are not that good. So a nice 21-24” monitor rounds out the top five. Best of all, you can almost always use both monitors at the same time when you are home (or at the office) with your external monitor, for even more real estate to work with.

By the way, you should try to get an external monitor in the same form factor as your laptop monitor. If your laptop has a widescreen, for example, so should your external monitor. Use whatever pixel dimensions work best for you, but try to get an external monitor that is in the exact same shape (ratios of side and top length) as the built-in screen on your laptop. It just makes things easier.

Bonus – External Keyboard
You will notice that there was not an external keyboard on this list. I just ran out of room. And the keyboards on laptops 14” and up are generally very workable without getting an external keyboard. The major shortfall of the laptop keyboard is the lack of a numeric keypad. If you find yourself using a lot of applications that require numeric input, like spreadsheets, you might consider getting an external keyboard after you have covered the other bases.

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Usefulness and benefits using the laptop Cooling Pad

Cooling Pad can provide a sense of cold and cool for its users. Fan in the Cooling Pad is created in such a way so that it can provide a sense of cold and cool. Users can set their own temperature and fan speed in the Cooling Pad.

Provide comfort when your activity Activities so as more comfortable work environment that supports. Mild taste provided by Cooling Pad will provide comfort when your activity. With the feeling of cool, the user can feel more comfortable when working on things, while thinking, or even when relaxing your laptop.

Living Environment Currently, the world’s problems are heating, I also called the global warming, and the use of tools and materials friendly environment is necessary and pressing to reduce the impact of global warming on the earth. Because energy and materials does not require in-use fuel oil, and no harmful waste gases such as CO2 and CFC or Freon, then this tool can be categorized as environment-friendly equipment. In addition, Cooling Pad also does not cause pollution, both air pollution and sound pollution.

Does not cause bad side effects
Each person in the purchase and use a product would expect to use the product and do not want the side effects of bad for him, both for today and in the future. Therefore, Cooling Pad is also designed so as not cause bad side effects that directly or indirectly for its users. This tool does not cause the occurrence of disease, accident, health or other interference.

Adjustable fan speed
Wind speeds generated are adjustable or can be selected according to the will users. Users can choose their own temperature resulting from Cooling Pad this setting using the buttons located in the arm of side Pad. Gust of wind can be generated from your feel like breeze like to be in the middle of storms can be generated from any tool.

Support and a comfortable Pad cushion
Back the cooling pad is designed with the appropriate thickness and material that is not sticky, and does not feel hot. Similarly, the seat cushion is also well designed, that is not too soft and not too hard, so very convenient to use. Seam used for the seat cushion and back rest made of waterproof material, scratch resistant, and fire-resistant, so it is not easily damaged when exposed to cigarette fire, sharp objects, scratches, or sprayed hot water.

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Three Laptop Tricks For Better Presentations

Some guy in a generic suit with a fake smile and a clicker stands uneasily in front of a room full of people who would rather be somewhere else. The clicker controls PowerPoint on a laptop, which sits on a nearby podium or conference table, and is connected to a projector. He slogs laboriously through slide after boring slide, glancing at them to remind himself what he's talking about. He goes through whatever's on the screen -- charts, graphs, bullet-points -- and makes comments about each item. The audience fights narcolepsy as they're gently lolled into a passive PowerPoint stupor. The slides themselves are random, artless, complex and -- worst of all -- numerous, and make a long series of points mainly irrelevant to the audience. The presentation exceeds its time, despite the fact that he glanced at his watch several times during the talk.
In addition to all that, here are three laptop tricks I use that are less well known, but will help you deliver better presentations.

1. The Dual-Monitor Trick
You can set up your laptop so your presentation doesn't appear on the laptop you're presenting from, while your slides display normally onscreen. That leaves the laptop for other uses, such as displaying your notes.
The trick is to use Windows' dual-monitor mode. To set this up, connect your projector normally through your laptop's VGA port. Right click on the desktop and select "Properties," then the "Settings" tab. Configure this tab so your laptop screen is Display 1, and the projector is Display 2. Click OK.
Now, open your PowerPoint presentation, and choose "Set Up Show" from the "Slide Show" menu. In the "Multiple monitors" area, chose "Monitor 2" from the drop-down menu, then click OK.
Now run your presentation, and you'll see that your slides display normally, while your laptop is free to run anything you like, including a Word document with all the notes you want in giant type.

2. The Giant Clock Trick
Timing is everything when you're presenting. To always end on time without glancing at your watch (a gesture that communicates to the audience that you can't wait to finish and leave), place a laptop on the floor in front of where you're speaking, and set it up to display a giant clock.
You can do this either with a second, older laptop (or the notebook of a colleague), or use the trick above to put it on your laptop screen using the same system running PowerPoint.

The best clock I've found is a screensaver called the Text-Reader ScreenSaver, which is free. You can increase the size to take up your entire screen.

3. The Laptop Cue-Card Trick
I've worked with many speakers who always run way over their time (leaving less time for remaining speakers), and who are so focused on their presentation that they don't see colleagues in the back using sign language (pointing at watch, knife-hand across the throat, etc.) tell them to shut up and sit down.
One of the tricks I've used when presenting as part of a group is to use a two-laptop system to cue to the current speaker. You place one laptop on the floor in front of the speaker, which you control via remote-control software (an application usually used for tech support). I use an old copy of LapLink, but you can use any remote-control software.
This lets you use the clock screensaver to keep the speaker on track, but interrupt that clock with giant letters that say "Five Minutes" or "speak up!" or other stage direction.

Another related trick I use to get the attention of the speaker is that I set up the laptop with a black background. Then I have a full-screen instance of Word running but minimized, containing my message to the speaker. When I want to get the speakers attention, I hover the mouse pointer over the minimized icon on the Taskbar, and click repeatedly. This makes the laptop flash like a strobe a few times before I leave the message up, which I guarantee the speaker will notice.

It doesn't matter if you like presenting or hate it, whether you're nervous about it or not. If you're going to present, do it well. Don't kill them with PowerPoint -- knock 'em dead with a great presentation they won't forget.

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Useful tric to improve laptop performance

In this post I am going to gather some popular advices which are about improving laptop performance. Applying these short tips makes you able to have the best usage of your laptop. Please read this post fully and help me to gather more tips and advices by leaving your comments.

As you know, RAM is the most important hardware for laptops after CPU. Having more memory makes your laptop faster. So, if your laptop can not process as well as you need you should freed more memory to have more available memory for your programs. To solve this problem I recommend these eight tips:

1) Minimize your open windows to freed more memory:
It is very easy to do! It is just enough to identify the programs that use amount of memory then you can minimize them when you want to work with another program at the same time. For example Firefox and Photoshop use amount of RAM. When you minimize a program, your computer will have more available memory for faster processing and when you maximize it, the memory usage of that program will grows up.

2) Use some tools to manage the memory usage:
If you are tired of crashing your programs and it is very important for you to have more available memory for special program(s) and your laptop RAM limit goes below a critical point, it is really recommended to download and use some tools that control your computer memory usage. In fact almost these tools attempt to free a specified amount of RAM in order to maximize your laptop performance. You can also use these ones as a program on your laptop: RamCleaner, RamOptimizer, MemMonster, Free Up Ram, SuperRam, RamSmash, MemZilla, MemoryWasher and etc.

3) Close the program that are not necessary to run:
As you know when you boot up your OS, some programs starts automatically and you can see their icons on your system tray. Well, you can control them on your Taskbar and close them. You can also check them on Windows task manager:
• Press Alt+Ctrl+Delete to Windows Task Manager appears.
• Click on Process tab
• Under Mem Usage category find the program(s) memory usage.
• Select each one(s) you want to close by clicking on it.
• Press End Process and then close Task Manager window.

4) Remove Spywares:
Spyware is hidden software that runs in the background of your computer and uses your system resources. Well, there are many solutions to solve this problem, but I have provided two free recommended anti spyware here: SUPER Antispyware (free edition or pro edition) and Spybot Search & Destroy.

5) No Norton Antivirus:
Norton Antivirus needs amount of RAM to work. You can use another antivirus for your laptop.

6) Have Virtual Memory on your OS:
• It is possible to have virtual memory on Windows and Linux. you can have virtual memory on Windows after following the steps below:
• Right click on My Computer and then select Properties
• Click on Advanced tab
• Under Performance category click Settings button to Performance Options window appears.
• Click on Advanced tab and under Virtual memory category click Change button to Virtual memory window appears.
• Select a partition and select a custom size on the control box. then multiply your laptop Ram by 1.5 and type the result as the Maximize Size(MB) there and then press OK.

7) Add Ram
Finally if your memory problem is critical and you can not solve your problem using the tips above, you can buy and add a RAM on your laptop! (But it depends on your laptop model to support more memory or another RAM).

Hard disk

1) Having a scheduled Defragment:
Using your laptop files makes your file fragmented and your notebook will slow down because your Hard drive has to search for files scattered across the drive. Defragging your hard-drive will solve this problem and will pack all your files together for easy access from your hard-drive.
To perform a Defragment it is just enough to follow the steps below:
- Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Defragmenter
Then select a partition to defrag it.
It is recommend to Defrag your Hard drive every 2 or 3 months to keep your laptop working smoothly.

2) use an external Hard disk
Do not use your Hard drive to store amount of files that you can store them on an external Hard drive.

Improve your laptop battery life
• Sometimes you need to work on your notebook using battery. Using the tips below helps you to optimize your laptop battery usage and extend your battery life:
• CPU activities need amount of battery power. So, you can use some programs that control the CPU speed to optimize the battery life. For example SpeedSwitchXP is simple and straight-forward to use, and you can
• Control the speed of your CPU to give you either Max Battery.
• Defragging your Hard drive can also help your battery to work longer and better.
• Decrease the LCD brightness.
• Kill unwanted program which are not necessary to run at the moment. if your antivirus is running stop it and try scanning later, stop Google Desktop and so forth.
• Remove external hardware. USB mouse, cool disks and etc. These ones use your battery.
• Increase your memory (by adding RAM) and decrease virtual memory. Because more memory causes your battery works less.
• Prefer Hard disk usage and use CD\DVD ROM(S) less. So, if you need to use a DVD\CD when you are using battery power, make a back up and then run your program from your Hard disk.
• Clean your battery pin(s).
• If you never use your laptop on battery power use is minimum once every 2 or 3 weeks. Otherwise your battery will be ill too soon! But do not use your battery power fully (just use it for a short time)
• Hibernate your notebook and don’t standby. (Hibernate mode needs less battery power)
• Decrease your laptop temperature. (follow this post to find a tip about this topic)
• Decrease Graphic card activity (disable Screen resolution and disable screen savers).
• Turn off auto save on the software(s) you are using at the moment. and just set your laptop to Hibernate after finishing battery power to do not lose your data
• Set your windows power option to use battery power less (check it to don’t be max battery)
• If you do not need to Wifi or Bluetooth, turn them off!


Do not use your CD\DVD ROM(S) to watch movies or listening to music. just use your laptop CD\DVD ROM(S) to make backup for your movies and sound files.

Laptop Position
• Sudden movement can hurt your laptop for example it could hurt your LED\monitor or Motherboard. So, be careful about your notebook position. To do this just try to put your laptop on flat surfaces
• It is really recommended to avoid eating and drinking at your laptop: It is common that some pieces of food goes behind the laptop keys and this causes you can not type with your keyboard. to avoid this, do not eat at your notebook and also do not work on it where there are many powder material in the air.
• When some water or coffee or every other liquid reverses on your laptop, turn it off and reverse it as soon as possible. Then after waiting for enough time turn your notebook on and if it doesn’t work well, take it to a specialist serviceman.

Laptop temperature
• Putting your laptop on flat surfaces also causes reducing laptop temperature by existing some air under your laptop to have a good ventilation.
• Check orifices of your laptop and keep them clean. They should always be open to have a good ventilation for your notebook.

• If your hands sweat a lot and you should type a lot using your laptop keyboard, it is really recommended to use an external keyboard (a USB keyboard). Because sweating can hurts your notebook body and changes its color.
• Use special napkin to clean your monitor. you can also use the napkins that are used to clean glasses.

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Dell Inspiron 1750

Hi my friend..in this time I will tell to you about new laptop from dell, it’s Dell Inspiron 1750. Okeh if you wanna read this article in Indonesian Language, please use translator in this blog..

Oke, let’s start, wahat is Dell Inspiron 1750?
New notebook again from Dell. This laptop likely have a good performance because equipped with high-end processor class, Intel Core 2 Duo. Dell Inspiron 1750 battery designed will have a long life and have hight quality. So, don’t worry about the battery performance when you’ve planned to use laptop outside the home. Talking about design, you can conclude its own after look around the image below.

These are some Dell Inspiron 1750 specifications that you can read.
Weight : 6.7 lbs (3kg)
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 (2.1GHz / 800MHz FSB / 2MB)

Harddisk : SATA 320GB, 5400rpm
Optical drive : 8X CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Display : 17.3 inch
Grafic Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD
Audio : High Definition Audio 2.0
Battery : Lithium Ion
Operation System : Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition
Wireless : Wireless 1397 802.11g
Webcam : 1.3 megapiksel
Colour : Obisidian black
Warranty : 1 tahun
Price : $799.00

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How to keep your laptop’s battery

Hai sob..sorry first I should posting in English haha maaf ya sob mau make bahasa english neh... its make my adsense appear in my blog sob..but sorry if my English is not good ya.

Okeh now I wanna tell to u friend how to keep your laptop’s battery work truly..How ??? There are seven steps that you should do to keep yours. Okeh let’s try from the first:

• Step 1
Estimate the age of your battery. If it's more than 4 years old, replace it because normally battery age is 4 years ok?

• Step 2
Ask your mechanic to perform a 'load test' on your battery. This tests whether the battery is capable of generating sufficient charge on below-freezing days. If it fails the test, replace the battery.

• Step 3
Clean the battery terminals if they are encrusted with deposits. Use a wire brush dipped in baking soda and water to clean them of corrosion and ensure that the deposits do not block the flow of electrical current.

• Step 4
Check to make sure the water level in the battery hasn't dropped. You can do this on conventional batteries by popping off the plastic cover and checking to see that the water inside reaches the plastic filler necks. Add distilled water if necessary. Maintenance-free batteries, however, generally have an indicator light that goes black when the battery needs service; take these types to a mechanic for service.

• Step 5
Check the tightness of the battery cable ends. A loose battery connection can prevent your car from starting and acts just like a dead battery. If you can move the battery cable ends that are attached to the battery terminals at all, they are too loose.

• Step 6
Check that the battery is securely fastened in the battery tray. A loose battery that's allowed to shift around can cause damage if it is able to tip over under the hood. Excessive vibration will also shorten the life of your battery.

• Step 7
Consider investing in an engine or battery heater if you live in an especially cold climate. The heater can reduce the power that's needed to start your car.
Did u understand that? Hahaha truly I don’t heheeh.. but I will practice that seven steps..
Don’t forget to comment yah hahah...

Some tips:
• In severe cases, the battery may need to be recharged with a battery charger to bring it back to life.

• Your car may not be starting because other components in the charging system are failing, or because of a bad starter motor.

• Recharging your battery improperly may fry it and other electrical accessories in your car, so it needs to be done slowly.

• Keep open flames away from your battery--the chemicals inside it are combustible.

• Battery acid is highly corrosive. When adding distilled water to the battery, take care that acid doesn't splatter on your skin or clothes.

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Keep Your Laptop Cool

Overheating laptops have gotten a lot of press over the last few years. The problem first gained popular attention around 2006, when reports of laptops actually catching fire started trickling in around the globe. The problem there was faulty batteries, and companies like Dell, Sony and Acer had to initiate major recalls.

The general issue of hot laptops is separate from those bad batteries, but laptop "explosions" certainly brought attention to the basic cause: Scorching heat is a bad trait for something that sits on your lap. People have actually gotten burned [source: BBC]. Short of that, hard drives are damaged by excessive heat.

But if the problem isn't a bad battery, what's making these laptops so hot?

You've probably noticed that all of your electronics get hot when they run for a while -- try putting your hand on the DVD player after you play a movie. Electronic components generate heat when they're working, and your laptop is no different.

In this article, we'll find out why laptops get so hot and see what you can do -- in terms of both maintenance and add-ons -- to keep yours cool. You don't even have to spend any money to do it.

There are two major reasons why laptops have more of an overheating problem than desktops. First, since laptops are smaller than desktops, those electronic components are crammed in there more tightly. Since they're closer together, and since the casing of a laptop is so narrow, there's not much room for the heat to dissipate.

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How to keep laptop batrey

The battery is a principal element of your laptop, it is also one of most expensive and that which tends more to be damaged with time. To maintain your battery in good operating condition is thus crucial.
The batteries Ion lithium (Li-ion) of the current laptops lose their autonomy mainly because of two factors: Firstly the use, secondly the natural aging of the chemical components. Therefore, whatever the precautions which you will take your battery will wear with time. It is considered that on average a battery at one lifespan from 18 to 24 months, last this time its autonomy is likely to strongly drop.
The councils that I give you will only delay the expiry:
The first thing to understand in connection with your laptop battery it is that it loses a little its load permanently it loses a little its load permanently even if you do not use it. More the temperature of the battery is high more quickly it discharges. Thus the first thing to be made is to preserve your battery as fresh as possible. The manufacturers store their battery around the 15° what they regard as the ideal temperature. On the other hand, to cool too much your battery (such as for example by arranging it in your refrigerator) risk to damage it definitively.
The second thing to know it is that the autonomy of your battery decrease a little with each cycle of charge/discharge. What is not surprising, but when one combines it with the preceding point that can involve astonishing consequences:
When a laptop user leaves his battery in his machine but guard his adapter connected to the sector, the battery of its computer passes constantly by cycles of charge/discharge!
A battery which remains utilized inside a laptop discharges a little more quickly than the normal because of the heat released by operation from the computer. Once that the level of load goes down below a predetermined level (different for each manufacturer), the adapter reloads the battery until the maximum. As the battery ages this cycle is increasingly short what still accelerates the degradation of its autonomy.

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