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14. Laptops, Notebooks +

  1. 1. Laptop Computers  Also known as Notebook Computers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laptop  There are low end smaller versions of Notebooks called Netbooks  Thin, slim, lighter versions called Ultrabooks 2
  2. 2. Netbook  Netbook  Netbooks are a category of Low-end, low performance, Small, Lightweight, Legacyfree, and Inexpensive laptop computers  Basically targeted for internet browsing  Typycally has low end mobile CPUs such as Atom, Pentium Dual Core etc.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netbook 3
  3. 3. Ultrabook   Ultrabook A specification and brand developed by Intel for a class of high-end subnotebooks designed to feature reduced bulk without compromising performance and battery life. They use low-power Intel Core processors, solid-state drives, and unibody chassis to help meet these criteria 4
  4. 4. Compared to Desktops      Smaller Lighter Expensive All in one unit Less upgradable 5
  5. 5. Compared to Desktops  Notebooks have…         In-built display A Battery A Touchpad WiFi (WLAN) Adapter Bluetooth adapter Card Reader WebCam + 6
  6. 6. Software Difference  Operating systems has special features which are designed for laptops       Laptop Battery related features Other power management features Special display options Touchpad related options/features Keyboard/input options + 7
  7. 7. Power Management  Power management plays a major role in Notebooks  Laptops has certain built-in hardware power management features  Operating Systems gives more advanced and important power management options  Chipset and Video drivers play an important role in laptop power management! 8
  8. 8. Windows Power Options  Power Plans, Power Schemes 9
  9. 9. Windows Power Options    2 power states, plugged in and on battery Dim the display option is special for laptops Display/video drivers required 10
  10. 10. Keypad  Laptop keypad is different from a desktop keyboard  USB keyboards are useful for heavy typists/gamers  Laptop keypads contain less keys  But using FN key and other modifier keys, laptop keypads can do more      Toggle WiFi/Bluetooth Adjusting Volume Adjusting Brightness Sleep + more 11
  11. 11. Keypad 12
  12. 12. Touchpad  A pointing device used instead of a mouse  Computer Games and certain applications may need a USB mouse  Detected by OS, but to use advanced features the relevant Touchpad driver should be installed      Scrolling Rotating Easy Right Click Easy Drag and Drop + 13
  13. 13. Battery Life          Optimize your power settings Adjust the screen brightness Always keep plugged in if possible Disable devices not in use Disable unnecessary background apps Use on a solid flat surface Get more RAM Monitor temperatures and fan status Do not let the battery fully discharge! 14
  14. 14. Power/Battery Saving Tips  Five surefire ways to maximize your laptop's battery life http://www.pcworld.com/article/2042236/five-surefire-ways-tomaximize-your-laptops-battery-life.html  How to Extend Laptop Battery Life http://www.wikihow.com/Extend-Laptop-Battery-Life  How to optimize battery power on your laptop http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/maintenance/battery.aspx 15
  15. 15. Optimize Power Options    Make sure proper Display/VGA Drivers are installed Set Dim, Display Off, Sleep times Adjust the Brightness 16
  16. 16. Disable Devices  Disable WiFi  Disable Bluetooth Usually Wireless devices are toggled using Function Keys. Enable them only when they are in use, and disable right after…  Unplug USB devices not in use  Limit the use of CD/DVDs  Disable all unwanted devices 17
  17. 17. Battery Charging  Do not let the battery fully discharge!  “Fully discharge, then charge” is an Old, very Old method, which should be avoided in modern batteries  Memory Effect    Found in old NiCd and NiMH batteries Not related to modern Li-Ion batteries All new age devices use Lithium (Li-Ion) batteries and it’s very hard to find a device with old Nickel (NiCd, NiMH) battery 18
  18. 18. Battery Tips  5 tips for extending battery life http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-tips-forextending-lithium-ion-battery-life/289  Battery Usage Tips http://www.laptop-battery.org/batterytips.html  HP - Improving Battery Performance http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01297640  Mobile device battery charging tips http://eastvalleytribune.com/blogs/data_doctors/article_91cafb70-0fff-11e09553-001cc4c002e0.html 19
  19. 19. Laptops by Usage/Purpose       Home Business Gaming High-end Low-end Ultrabook 20
  20. 20. Home Laptops     Everyday computing Consumer oriented Mainstream Moderate screen sizes  Ex:     Toshiba Satellite Most Dell Inspiron Laptops Most HP Pavilion Laptops Most Acer Aspire Laptops 21
  21. 21. Business Laptops  Business computing  High durability  Smaller screen sizes  Ex:     Dell Latitude HP ProBook Acer TravelMate Toshiba Tecra 22
  22. 22. Gaming Laptops  High performance Gaming  Better cooling systems  Larger screen sizes  Ex:  Dell Alienware  Razer Blade  Cyberpower Fangbook 23
  23. 23. High-end Laptops  High performance Computing  Better cooling systems  Ex:     Dell XPS Toshiba Qosmio Lenovo ThinkPad T Some HP ENVY Laptops 24
  24. 24. Low-end Laptops       Low performance Cheaper Lighter Smaller Netbooks Chromebooks 25
  25. 25. Ultrabooks  Ultra Thin, Slim  Light weight  Sometimes Ultrabooks considered as a different type of computers and sometimes a sub-type of laptops  Ex:      Toshiba KIRA Acer Aspire S# Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Some Dell Inspiron Laptops Some HP ENVY Laptops 26
  26. 26. Laptop Manufacturers  Acer  Apple o Aspire, TravelMate o MacBook  Asus  Dell  HP  Lenovo o Inspiron, Vostro, Latitude, XPS o ThinkPad, IdeaPad o ThinkPad, IdeaPad  Samsung  Sony  Toshiba List of laptop brands and manufacturers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ List_of_laptop_brands_and_ manufacturers o VAIO o Satellite + many more… 27
  27. 27. Buying a Laptop         Should Fit into Requirements Should Fit into the Budget Take time to decide Ask your friendS and get their opinionS Find suitable models available in the market Search internet and gather information Find reviews on model numbers Buy from authorized Dealers/Agents 28
  28. 28. Thank You!

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