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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

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

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

Compared to Desktops
Smaller Lighter Expensive All in one unit Less upgradable

Compared to Desktops
Notebooks have
In-built display A Battery A Touchpad WiFi (WLAN) Adapter Bluetooth adapter Card Reader WebCam +

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 +

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!

Windows Power Options


Power Plans, Power Schemes

Windows Power Options


2 power states, plugged in and on battery Dim the display option is special for laptops Display/video drivers required

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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
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Keypad

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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 +

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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!

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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

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Optimize Power Options


Make sure proper Display/VGA Drivers are installed Set Dim, Display Off, Sleep times Adjust the Brightness

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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

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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 its very hard to find a device with old Nickel (NiCd, NiMH) battery

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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

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Laptops by Usage/Purpose Home Business Gaming High-end Low-end Ultrabook


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Home Laptops
Everyday computing Consumer oriented Mainstream Moderate screen sizes
Toshiba Satellite Most Dell Inspiron Laptops Most HP Pavilion Laptops Most Acer Aspire Laptops
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Ex:

Business Laptops
Business computing High durability Smaller screen sizes Ex:
Dell Latitude HP ProBook Acer TravelMate Toshiba Tecra

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Gaming Laptops
High performance Gaming Better cooling systems Larger screen sizes Ex:
Dell Alienware Razer Blade Cyberpower Fangbook

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High-end Laptops
High performance Computing Better cooling systems

Ex:
Dell XPS Toshiba Qosmio Lenovo ThinkPad T Some HP ENVY Laptops

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Low-end Laptops
Low performance Cheaper Lighter Smaller Netbooks Chromebooks

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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

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Laptop Manufacturers
Acer Apple
o Aspire, TravelMate

o MacBook

Asus
Dell HP Lenovo
o Inspiron, Vostro, Latitude, XPS

List of laptop brands and manufacturers


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ List_of_laptop_brands_and_ manufacturers

o ThinkPad, IdeaPad

o ThinkPad, IdeaPad

Samsung
Sony Toshiba
o VAIO

o Satellite

+ many more

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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

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