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  1. 1. Free_Website_Design_Tools : Part INotebook Buying TipsWhy notebook became so popular? It has been estimated that notebook sales hasincreased an average of 20% per year in the United States alone. Among the manyadvantages it offers, portability is one of the main reason people end up making a purchaseof it. However before any purchase is made, other features should be considered as well.Notebook was first made available in the early eighties. Although much heavier and bulkierthan todays notebooks, it had the unique portability feature that put this innovative productin a class by itself. Although not much of a commercial success then, it gave the computerindustry a goal to pursue in manufacturing this item with better weight, size andperformance ratio and making one of todays most wanted computer hardware.Notebook size has got much smaller, however big enough to make one feel verycomfortable in handling and operating computer related tasks. One can find it in sizes bestcategorized as: 1 - Tablet Pc has the size of paper tablet and weighs no more than 4pounds; 2 - Ultra Portable is a little bigger than Tablet Pc and weighs around 4 pounds, nointernal CD or DVD drive, display of 12 inches or smaller; 3 - Thin and Light is a mid-sizenotebook, 10-14" x 10", 1 to 1.5 thick, and weighs around 7 pounds, wireless networkcapability, 14-inch displays, combo CD-RW/DVD; 4 - Desktop replacement is the largestcategory of notebooks, more than 12 x 10" and weighs more than 7 pounds, 15-17 inchesdisplays or larger, wireless network capability, combo CD-RW/DV.Also an important feature one should look for is performance. Notebooks provide very closeperformance in comparison with traditional desktop computers, and should handle allcomputer related tasks with great ease. Whenever purchasing a notebook, make sure it hasthe latest cpu model, large ram memory and hard disk space. Notebook performance isdirectly related with cpu clock, ram memory and hard disk space. For these items, big isnever enough.Another feature one should look for is the dvd player. It can come in handy forentertainment purposes, enabling one to watch movies while traveling. Wireless connectionis also a feature to look for in a notebook. Some notebooks feature an infrared port, whichcan be used to connect a mobile phone. Also there are other wireless technologies such asBluetooth and Wi-Fi, which allows mobile phone, printers and PDA to be connected atcertified public and private network. The ability to have a mobile connection is definitely aplus in todays connected world.Expansion capability for notebooks can be done thru the use of plug-in pc cards. Althoughthere is a new standard called ExpressCard, which is smaller and faster plug-in card thatprovides more features for multimedia tasks.Notebooks have certainly become an item required for ones mobile computer related tasks,whether it is used for public, private, personal or professional purposes. Its portability and
  2. 2. small size make an attractive all around computer hardware item. For those looking formobile computer hardware, notebooks can certainly become a good solution at affordableprices.Roberto SedyciasIT ConsultantThis article is under GNU FDL license and can be distributed without any previousauthorization from the author. However the authors name and all the URLs (links)mentioned in the article and biography must be kept.Hiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!FREE_WEBSITE_DESIGN_TOOLS : End of Part IFree_Website_Design_Tools : Part IINotebook Display: WXGA WSXGA Or WUXGA?When buying a widescreen notebook, it can be a bit confusing to pick the right LCD.Generally, you are given a choice between WXGA, WSXGA and WUXGA notebookdisplays. What are these and which do you choose?WXGA, WSXGA and WUXGAThe above acronyms are resolution standards for television and computer monitors. All ofthem refer to widescreen display standards: WXGA stands for Widescreen ExtendedGraphics Array; WSXGA for Widescreen Super Extended Graphics Array; and WUXGA forWidescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array.WXGA, WSXGA and WUXGA are not the only display standards for screen displays, butthey are the most common in notebook computers. True to widescreen standards, all threeof these have an aspect ratio in the range of 16/9 to 16/10. They mainly differ in theirresolution (the number of pixels they can display on screen).While all widescreen displays can use resolutions lower than their rated display, theyprovide the best image at their native resolution, which is also their maximum resolution.Keep in mind that a lower resolution is much easier on the eyes, so you will want to go witha native resolution that does not leave you squinting at the screen in your day-to-day use.
  3. 3. WXGA has a 1366x768 resolution, an aspect ratio of 16/9. WSXGA boasts a greaterresolution at 1680x1050 and an aspect ratio of 16/10. WUXGA uses a resolution of1920x1200 at an aspect ratio of 16/10.What to Pick?If you are buying a notebook computer for gaming purposes, you probably want a WUXGAscreen for the sharpest image. If you are an HDTV subscriber and you plan to use yournotebook computer as an HDTV receiver, WUXGA gives the very highest resolutionavailable. WUXGA is also great for watching movies and viewing digital images due to thesharp rendering of images and pictures.In addition, WUXGA is very convenient for multi-tasking, provided you can handle thesmaller text size. The 1920X1200 resolution is perfect for working on two documents or webpages side-by-side, which can enhance productivity.Although a WUXGA LCD seems like the obvious choice because of its higher resolution thatproduces more desktop space and greater amounts of detail, this is not to say that WXGAand WSXGA have nothing to recommend them. In fact, WUXGA is not for everyone.If the notebook computer does not have a powerful mobile graphics processing unit and a17-inch or larger LCD, high-resolution gaming and 3D rendering will be more difficult, as ittakes a high-end GPU to push modern games and 3D models to 1920x1200 resolutions. Asmentioned, customers with less than excellent vision are better off choosing WXGA to getthe largest text display. If you want a notebook display with medium-sized text, sharpimages, and less than 17 inches of physical screen size, WSXGA is a good compromise,and the 1680x1050 resolution is nothing to sneeze at, by any means.This article may be republished freely as long as this copyright notice and box of resourcelinks are included at the bottom.Copyright 2007 MALIBAL, LLCHiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!FREE_WEBSITE_DESIGN_TOOLS : End of Part IIFree_Website_Design_Tools : Part III
  4. 4. Notebook Display: WXGA WSXGA Or WUXGA?When buying a widescreen notebook, it can be a bit confusing to pick the right LCD.Generally, you are given a choice between WXGA, WSXGA and WUXGA notebookdisplays. What are these and which do you choose?WXGA, WSXGA and WUXGAThe above acronyms are resolution standards for television and computer monitors. All ofthem refer to widescreen display standards: WXGA stands for Widescreen ExtendedGraphics Array; WSXGA for Widescreen Super Extended Graphics Array; and WUXGA forWidescreen Ultra Extended Graphics Array.WXGA, WSXGA and WUXGA are not the only display standards for screen displays, butthey are the most common in notebook computers. True to widescreen standards, all threeof these have an aspect ratio in the range of 16/9 to 16/10. They mainly differ in theirresolution (the number of pixels they can display on screen).While all widescreen displays can use resolutions lower than their rated display, theyprovide the best image at their native resolution, which is also their maximum resolution.Keep in mind that a lower resolution is much easier on the eyes, so you will want to go witha native resolution that does not leave you squinting at the screen in your day-to-day use.WXGA has a 1366x768 resolution, an aspect ratio of 16/9. WSXGA boasts a greaterresolution at 1680x1050 and an aspect ratio of 16/10. WUXGA uses a resolution of1920x1200 at an aspect ratio of 16/10.What to Pick?If you are buying a notebook computer for gaming purposes, you probably want a WUXGAscreen for the sharpest image. If you are an HDTV subscriber and you plan to use yournotebook computer as an HDTV receiver, WUXGA gives the very highest resolutionavailable. WUXGA is also great for watching movies and viewing digital images due to thesharp rendering of images and pictures.In addition, WUXGA is very convenient for multi-tasking, provided you can handle thesmaller text size. The 1920X1200 resolution is perfect for working on two documents or webpages side-by-side, which can enhance productivity.Although a WUXGA LCD seems like the obvious choice because of its higher resolution thatproduces more desktop space and greater amounts of detail, this is not to say that WXGAand WSXGA have nothing to recommend them. In fact, WUXGA is not for everyone.If the notebook computer does not have a powerful mobile graphics processing unit and a17-inch or larger LCD, high-resolution gaming and 3D rendering will be more difficult, as ittakes a high-end GPU to push modern games and 3D models to 1920x1200 resolutions. Asmentioned, customers with less than excellent vision are better off choosing WXGA to get
  5. 5. the largest text display. If you want a notebook display with medium-sized text, sharpimages, and less than 17 inches of physical screen size, WSXGA is a good compromise,and the 1680x1050 resolution is nothing to sneeze at, by any means.This article may be republished freely as long as this copyright notice and box of resourcelinks are included at the bottom.Copyright 2007 MALIBAL, LLCHiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!FREE_WEBSITE_DESIGN_TOOLS : End of Part III
  6. 6. the largest text display. If you want a notebook display with medium-sized text, sharpimages, and less than 17 inches of physical screen size, WSXGA is a good compromise,and the 1680x1050 resolution is nothing to sneeze at, by any means.This article may be republished freely as long as this copyright notice and box of resourcelinks are included at the bottom.Copyright 2007 MALIBAL, LLCHiring a web designer to come up with the custom solution that you need can set you backa few thousand bucks. But you can do the whole thing yourself and make it drag and dropsimple for mere pennies with a tool like Breezy Websites. See http://breezywebsites.comfor details!FREE_WEBSITE_DESIGN_TOOLS : End of Part III

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