Normally, as a web professional who dabbles into programming, Windows is my default pc and laptop pick. However, this year – my admittedly 4 year old laptop is in need of replacing. It is getting slow. However, Windows update is so seriously... Read More...
The ability for a pc, laptop or tablet to multitask depends on two factors:
- Internal memory
More is better. Start with 8GB of you often experience issues with your laptop freezing on you as you use multiple programs.
- Processor: power, speed and type
Dualcore processors are the norm these days, but if you really want your laptop to be able to handle several active programs at once, you should go for quadcore instead. That’s usually an Intel i5 or i7 processor.
What Is An Operating System?
A layman can think of an Operating System as the soul of a computer. It is a Software – so it cannot be seen, just like a soul! All the fancy hardware a computer has will be of no use without the Operating System, just like a human body – which, no matter how powerful, is of no use without a soul inside it.
Operating System works as an intermediary between the application programs and the computer hardware, and also peripheral hardware and the computer hardware. It is not just computers which have OS’s – even cellular phones and gaming consoles have them. Continue reading Best Operating Systems for PC and Laptop 2016
I bought the original iPad when it came out and I still love it. I use it as an ereader, for taking notes on the road (evernote), to go online on the couch etc.
When I bought my iPad the only competition were Android Tablet PCs and they just weren’t as user friendly. I know several people who have android tablets and none of them use them to take notes during classes: they still use pen and paper. I think that’s an essential point: apparently android tablets aren’t responsive enough to actually type on fast enough for daily use. Continue reading What should I buy? Tablet PC (Windows or Android), ereader or iPad?
Cloud Computing is not merely the Future – it’s the present!
Google Chromebook has been launched and everyone is curious whether these hardware software bundles will mean we would compute and use the Internet in a fundamentally different way.
Will local storage be a thing of the past? Will the Chromebook be useful just for Businesses, Libraries and Educational Institutions, will it offer any value addition in places where Internet access is not top class? Continue reading Chromebook Reviews 2016: Google Laptop / Netbook review
If you are looking for the best laptop for teens as a possible gift for the holidays, I have some ideas for you. Today’s teens are much more tech savvy than even teens of a decade or more ago. However, what they will be happy with in their... Read More...
Netbooks and mini laptops with touchscreen sound like the best of both worlds: you can type, but you can also ignore the keyboard and just manage things through touch. However, now that there’s the iPad, I do think this line of products is going to struggle. However, a netbook does have software that’s much more compatible with your desktop pc. Also, they come with ordinary USB ports and things like that, so there are no worries about getting information from one to the other. Continue reading Best Lightweight touchscreen netbooks 2016
Google Chromebook has been launched and the reviews are pouring in. Some are positive while others say the device and the Operating System is ahead of its time.
Currently available Chromebook laptops: the best selling laptop on amazon!
It remains to be seen whether Chrome OS becomes a popular choice or is used by just a select few. Chrome OS is different from other Operating Systems – the software is wedded to the hardware – i.e. you cannot install Chrome OS on a machine running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. Continue reading Google Chrome OS – the best laptops 2016
Once things get really small, that keyboard starts to get in the way. It’s relatively heavy, and do you really need it? Perhaps a touchscreen is really all you need.
Some of the netbooks do both: they give you a keyboard AND a touchscreen. Personally I think that’s just waste of space and material. For my smallest pc I want something really lightweight – like only a pound or something. You don’t get that if you have to carry along a keyboard AND a screen. Continue reading Choosing an iPad , Android Tablet PC or netbook
It turns out that what I’m calling a lightweight laptop manufacturers call an ultrabook. The difference? Well, Intel came up with the brand name ‘Ultrabook’ as a way to describe light, fast and yet multi media ready laptops.