ノートパソコン用の構成要素を小型化する技術が多くの進化を遂げている。 その一つの器用な例がハードドライブの技術である。 ノート用のハードドライブはデスクトップに内蔵されているハードドライブと全く同じ役目をするのだが、それを出来るだけ小さい大きさで保管と能率を提供するようにデザインされている。 幾つかの特徴として、どんな時間やどんな時でも容易に脱着可能なリムーバブル・ハードディスクなどがある。 しかし、ノートパソコン用のハードドライブを買いに行く前に、すでに装着されているハードドライブの仕様を確認し、互換性があるか確かめる必要がある。 ノート用のハードドライブは様々な容量で販売されている。 80GBハードドライブを購入するか、それとも巨大な250GBの容量を持つハードドライブを選択するかはあなた次第。 どちらを選ぶにしろ、総合的に、あなたの使う環境に合う事を基準に置かなければならない。
ハードドライブはオペレーティングシステム、プログラム（ゲームやアプリケーション）、使用するデータやデジタル化された音楽と映画を保管している。 多くの新しいパソコンは最低でも80GBのハードドライブを搭載する；多くはそれよりもはるかに大きい。 ハードドライブの容量というものは、持っていると、どうにかして短期間で一杯にする方法を思いつくものである。 ガイドとなるルールは無いのだが、購入時にギガバイト単位の費用を目安に考慮する方法もある。 もし音楽、ビデオやグラフィックスなどの大きいファイルを扱うのであれば、大きい容量を持っている方が得をする。 もしかすると、プログラムとアプリケーション用とプロジェクトや仕事などのデータ保管用の2つのハードドライブを持っている方が得なのかも知れない。
Keyboard: Thin-and-light notebooks usually have smaller-than-average keys spaced more closely than the keys of a desktop model, and at times their layouts may differ from a standard keyboard.
Optical and other drives: Most manufacturers offer notebooks with a rewritable DVD drive. It is possible to get a notebook with a combination DVD-ROM and CD-RW drive, but few machines feature either just DVD-ROM or CD-RW drive.
Hard drive: Notebooks with 40GB hard drives are getting scarce, but you can save money by going for a 60GB model. If you want to upgrade your hard drive, You can easily remove most laptop hard drives and transfer your data safe to keep it safe.
Have you ever been in a situation where you have to decide which is better, buying a laptop or a desktop computer? Some people have to decide when they are buying their first ever computer or needing an upgrade. This can be a very difficult decision especially now that there are so many available computers in the market today.
When you are making a decision, first thing to consider is location. Where will you be needing this computer? Is this computer going to be used a lot at home? At work? While traveling to classes (if a student)? If you need a computer that you can take with you everywhere then the smartest thing to do is buy a laptop. It is smaller and lighter than a desktop, therefore making it perfect for traveling.
If you only access the computer for work and won’t have to take it with you to travel, then a desktop is the best solution. If you are using the computer for very long hours, then desktop is built for long performances.
The skyrocketing popularity of laptop computers has been in a way ironic. They are totally portable, and compared to the desk tops, they use less power. they also make less noise than any desktop models. But, often times, they are often a little bit slower and they have have less graphics. The sound processing power, even although these differences are considered very small that users do not really notice.
Moreover, laptops are considered more expensive than the desktops. Nowadays, we can see the gap gap in price closing. The prices of laptops are falling faster than the desktop prices. Also, laptop PCs actually have outsold desktop models for the first time in May 2005.
Laptops rely heavily on their batteries on the go and they are considered to be the weak link when it comes to overall performance. Better batteries and processor designs have indeed raised the bar in terms of usage hours but you could squeeze in a whole lot more juice out of your batteries the next time round.
Even with an old laptop, you could re-calibrate the power gauge software part of the manufacturer’s drivers by turning off power saving and hibernation. This would allow the battery to drain totally till the unit turn’s off. A quick recharge resets the power meter to the actual power capacity of the battery instead of the one recorded by the software, logged into the system each and every time you use the computer. Keep it cool always and if you use your laptop as a desktop, always plugged into a power outlet, pop it off. As long as the unit is plugged into the mains it’ll work fine(just remember to bring the battery when you do go mobile).
Wireless internet on the laptop is an essential feature for those whose work is based online and who are always on the go. Because laptops are mobile devices, users prefer that their laptop’s internet connection is just as mobile and convenient. As long as your laptop has WiFi capabilities, there are many places in the city where you can get easy access to the Internet and other online services. Currently, there are many business establishments that serve as free WiFi hotspots. This means that their customers and people in surrounding areas can go on the Internet using their wireless internet connection.
BenQ has disclosed a recent model in its Joybook R laptop series, the Joybook R45. Sporting an extraordinary leather-like finish on the outside, BenQ R45 also has a latch-free closure that adds to its smooth design and robustness. Powered by a 2.10GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, with so many features such as a 14.1-inch widescreen display and a Wi-Fi together with a 2-megapixel webcam and so much more. The notebook comes with a standard of 512MB of RAM with support for up to 4GB as well as storage options ranging from 120 up to 250GB. It is said that it is set to release in China and Taiwan as well as in Russia.
Screen: Notebook screens continue to get bigger and wider, making it possible to view spreadsheets or movies with ease. Most notebook manufacturers offer laptops with 17-inch wide screens at affordable prices even budget shoppers could afford. Frequent business fliers can choose from among the many laptops with screen sizes of 12.1 or 13.3 inches–some of which are wide-screen models.
Battery: Battery life continues to improve. Notebooks using a Core Duo or Core 2 Duo processor averaged roughly 3.5 hours of life per battery and some notebooks can run for up to 7 hours. Sellers sometimes offer supplemental batteries to boost battery life.
Windows 8 have revolutionized the touch screen laptops. The Microsoft’s new touch focused operating system has paved way to different computer manufacturers to come up with their own touch screens that previously didn’t exist at all. This contradicted Steve Jobs when he said in 2010 that “Touch surfaces don’t want to be vertical.” With the great Jobs being against this, people are expecting to be disappointed with the release of touchscreen laptops this year. Surprisingly so, it hasn’t been the case. It is now safe to say that touchscreens are the future.
Here are different types of Touchscreen laptops out now in the market:
Standard Touch – The least crazy design of all touchscreens. Just like a giant touch pad. This will always be used primarily as a laptop.
Convertibles – work by folding screen over the keyboard using a hinge. Has the same look as a regular laptop, the tablet mode is a nice bonus.
Sliders – With a display that slides over the keyboard. Most of the sliders are very light and small. The only downside is the reduced keyboard space.
Samsung has just revealed their latest and coolest product to date, their hybrid device. It is a tablet that works both with Windows 8 and Android. The product is called Ativ Book Q, and it was unveiled on Thursday in London for everyone to see. The Ativ Book Q has a screen and a keyboard, making it sort of like a laptop. The screen folds and has hinges that moves to make it into a tablet anytime a user wants. For watching videos or showing a presentation, the screen can be flipped over so that it can stand. The device is sleek and slim, it only weights 1.29kg and 14mm in size.
Samsung says this about the product “”Addressing a common desire among PC users to be able to access Android apps on a Windows-based PC, the Ativ Q allows you to now experience both Windows 8 and Android Jellybean 4.2.2 on the same device,” There is no announcement yet as to how much the product will be when sold in the market.