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Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />1.  What  Type  of  Processor? <br />THIS IS THE BRAN...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />1.  What  Type  of  Processor? <br />Check your proce...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />1.  What  Type  of  Processor? <br />Check your proce...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />2.  How  Much  RAM?<br />Random Access Memory is temp...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />     2.  How  Much  RAM?<br />*32-bit Operating Syste...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />3.  Hard  Drive  Speed  & Capacity<br />Hard Drive - ...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />3.  Hard  Drive  Speed  & Capacity<br />Today’s HDDs ...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />4.  Graphics  Card<br />Handles all your computer<br ...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />4.  Graphics  Card<br />New video cards use AGP<br />...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />4.  Graphics  Card<br />Most gamers prefer high-end G...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />5.  Dedicated  Video  Memory<br />Separate from your ...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />6.  Video  Memory<br />Shows how much total video mem...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />8.  Pre-loaded  Operating  System<br />What kind of O...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />9.  Intel  Centrino<br />A platform promoted by Intel...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />10.  Intel  Centrino 2<br />Fifth-generation Centrino...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />11.  Optical   Drives<br />Removable drives that writ...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />12.  3D  Gaming<br />Just like the TV manufacturers, ...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />13.  Screen  Size  &  Type<br />Display size and type...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />14.  Native  Screen  Resolution<br />Refers to fixed ...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />15.  TFT  Active  Matrix  Display<br />TFT stands for...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />16.  Sound  Card<br />Also known as an audio card is ...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />17.  TV  Tuner<br />Lets your computer tune TV or HDT...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />18.  FireWire  (IEEE 1394)<br />Firewire is a high sp...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />19.  Ethernet  Port<br />This lets you connect your c...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />20.  Integrated  Bluetooth<br />Bluetooth is a standa...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />21.  Integrated  Wi-Fi<br />Integrated Wi-Fi provides...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />22.  HDCP  Compliant<br />HDCP compliance assures the...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />23.  Audio  Output<br />Audio output whether mono, st...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />24.  Digital  Output<br />A digital output allows for...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />26.  Integrated  Microphone<br />An integrated microp...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />28.  Speaker  Wattage<br />Total wattage output of th...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />29.  Card  Reader<br />This is used for reading<br />...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />30.  Component  Output<br />This enables analog HD si...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />31.  Composite  Output<br />This shows whether or not...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />32.  S-Video  Output<br />This supports S-video conne...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />33.  DVI  Output<br />Provides a connector for DVI pa...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />34.  HDMI<br />Whether or not your system supports HD...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />35.  E-SATA<br />Is a high speed data port mainly use...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />36.  Keyboard<br />Input device for your computer - i...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />37.  Touchpad<br />An input device commonly<br />foun...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />38.  Modem<br />A device which allows you to transmit...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />39.  Remote<br />Some computers now have remote contr...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />40.  Mouse<br />An input device which uses hand<br />...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />41.  USB  3.0<br />Check your system's USB ports whic...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />42.  VGA  Output<br />A connector for VGA<br />(Video...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />43.  WebCam<br />A webcam is a simple camera that rec...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />44.  Available  Hard  Drive  Bays<br />An open slot i...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />45.  Available  Optical  Bays<br />For installing Opt...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />46.  Power  Supply<br />Shows the wattage of your ins...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />47.  Available  Memory  Slots<br />Tells you how many...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />48.  Available  PCI  Slots<br />These are available e...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />49.  AGP  Slots<br />AGP Slots<br />These are used to...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />50.  PCI  Express<br />Peripheral Component Interconn...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />51.  Available  PCI-E  Slots<br />PCI-E Slots<br />Av...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />52.  What  is  SLI?<br />"Scalable Link Interface".  ...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />53.  Battery  Life<br />The Lithium ion battery is fo...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />54.  Removable  Storage<br />Lets you read/write data...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />55.  Tower  Size<br />Check to see the dimensions<br ...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />56.  Pre-loaded  Software<br />Check to see what soft...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />57.  System  Bus<br />The System Bus is measured in M...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />58.  French/English  Software<br />Compatible with bo...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />59.  Laptop  Size<br />Size is more important when bu...
Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />60.  Warranty  for  Labour  &  Parts<br />You must ch...
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  1. 1. LAPTOP COMPUTER GUIDE GUIDE<br />Get Your FREELaptop Guide<br />We’ve Done Your Homework!<br />PresentingThe Information You Need…<br />Notebook Computer Guide*<br />…Quick…Reviews…Summary…<br />Become An Educated Buyer & Save<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  2. 2. Handy Checklist For Buying A New Computer or Laptop<br />(Don't Enter That Computer Store Without It!)<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  3. 3. Handy Checklist For Buying A New Computer or Laptop<br />(Don't Enter That Computer Store Without It!)<br />Computer technology is ALWAYS changing<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  4. 4. Handy Checklist For Buying A New Computer or Laptop<br />(Don't Enter That Computer Store Without It!)<br />Computer technology is ALWAYS changing<br />It’s HARD for<br />consumers to<br />keep up. <br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  5. 5. Handy Checklist For Buying A New Computer or Laptop<br />(Don't Enter That Computer Store Without It!)<br />Here's a checklist of quick facts<br />to consider before you buy<br />your next computer. <br />An educated buyer will<br />always get the BEST DEAL.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  6. 6. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />1. What Type of Processor? <br />THIS IS THE BRAND AND TYPE of processor included<br />in your system, such as Intel 2nd. Generation<br />i3, i5 and i7 Processors and AMD Phenom…<br />this is the heart of your computer; <br />Also called the CPU (Central Processing Unit)<br />– it runs your computer. <br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  7. 7. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />1. What Type of Processor? <br />Check your processor’s speed:<br />Measured in Megahertz (MHz) or<br />Gigahertz. It determines how fast the<br />computer will perform.<br />** higher the processor speed   faster the CPU<br /> will perform ** <br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  8. 8. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />1. What Type of Processor? <br />Check your processor’s cache:<br />The amount of Cache in your computer<br />will allow you to work and process<br />Bigger and more Complex files without<br />crashing your system.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  9. 9. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />2. How Much RAM?<br />Random Access Memory is temporary memory your<br />computer uses to run applications and data on your<br />operating system. <br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  10. 10. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br /> 2. How Much RAM?<br />*32-bit Operating Systems ONLY recognizes up to 3GB of RAM,<br />while you need 64-bit systems to take full advantage of 4GB of RAM<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  11. 11. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />3. Hard Drive Speed & Capacity<br />Hard Drive - Computer's primary storage area.<br />Hard drives space can be 100GB - 500GB – 2TB<br />Check rotational speed – <br />How fast the disk spins will<br />Determine performance level.<br />7,200rpm > 5,400rpm<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  12. 12. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />3. Hard Drive Speed & Capacity<br />Today’s HDDs operate on high-speed<br />serial interfaces – SATA<br />(Serial Advanced Technology Architecture) hard drive. SATA transmits data in a serially<br />(in a single stream) as opposed to PATA or<br />Parallel ATA which is referred to as an<br />IDE hard drive.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  13. 13. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />4. Graphics Card<br />Handles all your computer<br />graphics, visuals and videos<br />Decide what your using the Computer for: <br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  14. 14. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />4. Graphics Card<br />New video cards use AGP<br />(Accelerated Graphics Port) <br />This dedicated connection comes<br />in different speeds<br />- 2X 4X and 8X. <br />To play video games and run complex multi-media<br />Applications you will need a high speed AGP 8X<br />Video card with at least 128MB or more of<br />dedicated memory. <br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  15. 15. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />4. Graphics Card<br />Most gamers prefer high-end Graphics Cards from<br />NVIDIA or ATI. To achieve maximum performance two<br />or more graphics cards can be connected<br />in a SLI configuration.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  16. 16. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />5. Dedicated Video Memory<br />Separate from your main system memory. <br />The main memory is shared or integrated to help<br />supplement your system‘s memory when it's needed.<br />In other systems it is completely dedicated memory.<br />Others use a hybrid of both technologies.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  17. 17. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />6. Video Memory<br />Shows how much total video memory is available<br />to the video chipset/card - both dedicated and shared.<br />7. Shared Video Memory<br />The portion of your system's memory<br />that's shared to the graphics chipset<br />to perform tasks like 3D gaming.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  18. 18. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />8. Pre-loaded Operating System<br />What kind of OS (Operating System) is pre-installed on<br />the computer. Usually this will be Windows 7 or<br />Windows Vista. There are different versions such as:<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  19. 19. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />9. Intel Centrino<br />A platform promoted by Intel which covers mainboard<br />chipset, mobile CPU and wireless network interface in<br />laptop designs. Intel's Core Duo processor offers dual-core<br />performance while keeping the power consumption low.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  20. 20. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />10. Intel Centrino 2<br />Fifth-generation Centrino Platform<br />(codename Montevina)<br />which supports Penryn<br />Core 2 Duo processors.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  21. 21. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />11. Optical Drives<br />Removable drives that write and read data using lasers.<br />Common ones: CD ROM, DVD ROM, Blu-ray ROM drives.<br />Speed of optical drives are measured in "150kb/sec”<br />units. Factors of"x“ are used such as 4X, 8X...<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  22. 22. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />12. 3D Gaming<br />Just like the TV manufacturers, many computer<br />companies are trying to bring the 3D<br />experience to the home. Technology<br />like NVIDIA’s 3D Vision turns your<br />PC or Laptop turns into a full-on <br />3D entertainment center.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  23. 23. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />13. Screen Size & Type<br />Display size and type on your laptop or computer. Most<br />screens are now LCD but not all. Resolution of the display:<br />1600×1200 UXGA, 1400×1050 SXGA+, wide screens<br />like 1280×768 WXGA, 1680×1050 WSXGA+ and<br />1920×1200 WUXGA.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  24. 24. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />14. Native Screen Resolution<br />Refers to fixed pixel displays such as LCD, DLP and<br />Plasma TVs. Native resolution is the fixed pixel display<br />resolution, such as 1920 x 1080 (interlaced or progressive<br />scan) for HD or High Definition TV.<br />1<br />0<br />8<br />0<br />1920<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  25. 25. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />15. TFT Active Matrix Display<br />TFT stands for thin-film transistors and many high-end<br />notebook computers use (TFT) active matrix liquid crystal<br />displays. Most notebooks have LCD (liquid crystal display)<br />or LED (light-emitting diodes) screens – these are different <br />from your desktop CRT (cathode-ray tube) monitor.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  26. 26. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />16. Sound Card<br />Also known as an audio card is an independent expansion<br />that controls Input/output of audio signals. Important<br />component for multimedia applications such<br />as video gaming, music composition...<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  27. 27. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />17. TV Tuner<br />Lets your computer tune TV or HDTV<br />signals so that you can watch live<br />television thru your PC.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  28. 28. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />18. FireWire (IEEE 1394)<br />Firewire is a high speed port for large<br />and fast transfer of data - used with hard<br />drives, video cameras and scanners.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  29. 29. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />19. Ethernet Port<br />This lets you connect your computer<br />to a wired Ethernet network. (Group<br />of computers working together.)<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  30. 30. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />20. Integrated Bluetooth<br />Bluetooth is a standard wireless networking<br />system which lets you connect wirelessly to<br />your computer's peripherals such as mouse,<br />keyboards, headsets, printers...<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  31. 31. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />21. Integrated Wi-Fi<br />Integrated Wi-Fi provides wireless network access.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  32. 32. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />22. HDCP Compliant<br />HDCP compliance assures the digital outputs<br />on the computer are secure and the HDCP copy<br />protection system is supported.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  33. 33. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />23. Audio Output<br />Audio output whether mono, stereo or surround<br />And showing how many channels can be output<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  34. 34. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />24. Digital Output<br />A digital output allows for<br />multi-channel digital<br />audio output.<br />25. Digital Input<br />Digital inputs lets multi-channel<br />digital audio outputs to be streamed.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  35. 35. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />26. Integrated Microphone<br />An integrated microphone<br />lets you record audio into<br />your computer.<br />27. Microphone Input<br />A connection for a standard<br />Stereo microphone.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  36. 36. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />28. Speaker Wattage<br />Total wattage output of the<br />speakers, sometimes listed<br />as peak power or total power.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  37. 37. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />29. Card Reader<br />This is used for reading<br />memory cards.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  38. 38. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />30. Component Output<br />This enables analog HD signals to be shown by your<br />PC on a compatible display.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  39. 39. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />31. Composite Output<br />This shows whether or not your system supports composite<br />video connections.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  40. 40. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />32. S-Video Output<br />This supports S-video connections<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  41. 41. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />33. DVI Output<br />Provides a connector for DVI panels. <br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  42. 42. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />34. HDMI<br />Whether or not your system supports HDMI connectivity -<br />important for High Definition playback/visuals.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  43. 43. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />35. E-SATA<br />Is a high speed data port mainly used for connecting E-SATA hard drives.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  44. 44. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />36. Keyboard<br />Input device for your computer - if you're buying a laptop, check to see if it‘s a full size standard keyboard.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  45. 45. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />37. Touchpad<br />An input device commonly<br />found on notebook computers.<br />Along with other input devices<br />such as the Track Stick,<br />Keyboards, and mouse.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  46. 46. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />38. Modem<br />A device which allows you to transmit data<br />over phone lines. A fax modem lets you<br />transmit to another fax modem or <br />fax machine.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  47. 47. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />39. Remote<br />Some computers now have remote controls...<br />handy if you use your computer for watching TV or DVDs.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  48. 48. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />40. Mouse<br />An input device which uses hand<br />movements and a Corresponding<br />screen cursor.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  49. 49. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />41. USB 3.0<br />Check your system's USB ports which are used for<br />connecting USB (USB 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0) devices.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  50. 50. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />42. VGA Output<br />A connector for VGA<br />(Video Graphics Array) panels<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  51. 51. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />43. WebCam<br />A webcam is a simple camera that records or transmits images to your computer.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  52. 52. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />44. Available Hard Drive Bays<br />An open slot inside your system where you can install<br />extra components such as optical or hard drives. Often<br />referred to as an expansion bay. Come in two sizes<br />- floppy drive (3.5 inches) and CD drive 5.25 inches<br />- can handle any device of the same size.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  53. 53. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />45. Available Optical Bays<br />For installing Optical Drives like the DVD drive.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  54. 54. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />46. Power Supply<br />Shows the wattage of your installed power supply.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  55. 55. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />47. Available Memory Slots<br />Tells you how many Memory Slots you have in your<br />system. Usually you can upgrade your RAM if there<br />are slots available.<br />Memory<br />Slots<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  56. 56. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />48. Available PCI Slots<br />These are available expansion slots for special cards<br />such as video or network cards...<br />to increase the performance or capabilities of your PC.<br />PCI Slots<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  57. 57. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />49. AGP Slots<br />AGP Slots<br />These are used to install<br />AGP expansion Cards.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  58. 58. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />50. PCI Express<br />Peripheral Component Interconnect Express, aka<br />PCI-E is a computer expansion card interface format.<br />Unlike the other PC expansion interfaces,<br />PCI Express uses point-to-point serial links/lanes<br />instead of a bus. There are different versions –<br />such as x16, x1, x4 and x8.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  59. 59. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />51. Available PCI-E Slots<br />PCI-E Slots<br />Available Slots to install<br />PCI-E expansion Cards.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  60. 60. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />52. What is SLI?<br />"Scalable Link Interface". NVIDIA SLI technology lets you<br />use a couple of graphics cards together with PCI Express<br />X16. SLI will speed up graphics on a single monitor by<br />deploying two graphics cards. An<br />alternative system would be ATI‘s<br />CrossFire which is a SLI-like<br />configuration using 'Master' and<br />'Slave' cards to combine two Radeon<br />GPUs for improved and faster graphics.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  61. 61. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />53. Battery Life<br />The Lithium ion battery is found in most notebook<br />Computers. They have a longer battery life than regular<br />batteries. Laptop batteries can be 4-cell, 6-cell, 9-cell... <br />IF long battery life is important to you - get the highest<br />numbered cell battery. Also, it might be wise to purchase<br />a second battery if you do a lot of traveling or<br />'in-the-field' work.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  62. 62. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />54. Removable Storage<br />Lets you read/write data to and from<br />a removable storage. Flash Drives, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays,<br />Floppy disks. Handy for backups, troubleshooting<br />or quick file transfers.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  63. 63. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />55. Tower Size<br />Check to see the dimensions<br />Of your PC Tower system.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  64. 64. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />56. Pre-loaded Software<br />Check to see what software is pre-loaded<br />on the computer system. This software<br />will use up the system‘s resources...<br />you can always remove these programs.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  65. 65. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />57. System Bus<br />The System Bus is measured in MHz (megahertz)<br />and is the path which connects all the computer<br />components to the processor. Higher the bus speed,<br />faster the system will process.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  66. 66. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />58. French/English Software<br />Compatible with both English and French.<br />Some systems will have French Kits, mainly<br />for the Canadian marketplace.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  67. 67. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />59. Laptop Size<br />Size is more important when buying a laptop. Check the size and weight of your laptop system – some desktop replacement laptops weight more than 10 lbs and are not really portable. There’s everything from 10 inch netbooks to 18 inch gaming laptops.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  68. 68. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />60. Warranty for Labour & Parts<br />You must check the length of your warranty<br />for Labour & Parts – how many years is <br />each covered for?<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  69. 69. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />61. Extended Warranty<br />Many manufacturers and retail stores<br />offer extended warranties.<br />These warranties can be expensive so<br />it is up to the Individual buyer whether or<br />not to purchase them. <br /> An extended warranty is a real option – especially<br />when you consider replacement costs and the<br /> “peace of mind “ such things supposedly brings.<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  70. 70. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />What Computer To Buy?<br />Buy a computer to meet your needs. <br />Simple email tasks & surfing the web - you don‘t need a big expensive computer. <br /> Video gaming or editing large<br />video/graphic files require an<br />expensive fast computer<br /> with high-end quality graphics. <br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  71. 71. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />What Computer To Buy?<br />Buy a computer to meet your needs. <br />Simple email tasks & surfing the web - you don‘t need a big expensive computer. <br />Video gaming or editing large<br />video/graphic files require an<br />expensive fast computer<br /> with high-end quality graphics. <br />Save Money – <br />Buy What you Need<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
  72. 72. Use This Fast Checklist Before Buying A New Computer or Laptop:<br />Where To Buy Computer?<br />Ordering systems online is a popular choice.<br />Benefits of online purchase are:<br />1) you're dealing directly with the maker <br />2) configure computer or laptop in the comfort of your home <br />3) take advantage of special online discounts and deals...<br />Regardless of the route you take <br />Happy Shopping!<br />http://www.laptopcomputerguide.org<br />. .<br />
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