The price of desktops and laptops have admittedly went down since the first issues and models. This does not come without apprehensions even if lowered price is definitely good news. The concerns are centered on whether lowered price comes at the cost of shortened lifespan.
It would appear that no matter how high or low laptop price becomes, it will still have a certain lifespan as a productive equipment. Like any other electronic appliances and devices , its life is not forever. So how long is that lifespan supposed to be?
If we are to read the various online forums that tackle this specific question, there seems to be an agreement towards the very productive use of laptops in the first two years. The condition of the laptop after this period is anybody’s guess since the final number is really determined by the actual use. The life of a laptop can be shortened or lengthened depending on the care provided to it by its owner.
Proper care is essentially good sense in handling an electronic gadget like a laptop. Those who use their laptops more often should expect to get a shorter life span from their equipment than those who use theirs less. However, using them less but in an improper way can also lead to shortened laptop life.
Laptop owners will be lucky to have a laptop working efficiently after 4 to 5 years of use. This period can be extended provided proper care is observed. Manufacturers like Asus continue to find ways to lengthen the life of their offered products.
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Kids have different requirements when it comes to laptops. Most will not confine laptop use to study purposes and would want the gaming component to be very much alive in their units. Such desire is but a natural consequence of being young.
Laptops for kids therefore should provide for their entertainment needs through gaming as well as durability, since kids are not specifically adept on taking care of such electronic devices. The Asus Eee offers several options for laptops for kids’ use.
The Asus Eee is essentially a choice for kids since the models provided are quite friendly to web-based activities. The built-in software also makes it an ideal choice for use in completing required school work. Parents might just have to choose the model that accommodates their kids’ favourite games specifically those with installed Windows XP.
An Asus Eee is seen as a highly advantageous choice for kids because it is light enough for children to carry, kids’ small hands fit perfectly for the keyboard size, high durability that allows it to withstand bumps and knocks which cannot be eliminated among children, and the relatively cheap price compared to competitors. The attractive choice of colors also has a special appeal on children.
There are some limitations though with this choice including the limited storage space compared to standard laptops. Also, the Linux version does not provide for Windows-based games and other applications. Kids have to be taught the proper use of laptops if they are to benefit from having the privilege of having one for their use. Having their own laptops prepares them to be more ready in handling responsibilities.
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Since the year 2005, Asus has been tinkering with what it hopes will be the Green feature that would balance performance with system energy consumption. Known as the A1Gear, it has been continuously developed during the following years and produced the Energy Processing Unit or EPU.
The EPU is a unique control chip which forms the core of a comprehensive energy saving system. It commands and regulates the different parameters required to produce maximized energy-saving. Contrary to common perception, it does not work alone but instead works with other components to enable a system that works.
Asus came out in 2007 with the EPU 1 with A1 Gear 3 to present the first hardware-based energy-saving solution that automatically detects as well as provide CPU power that has been optimized. The motivation for this endeavour is to produce a motherboard concept possessing green energy-saving features. The need for this is critical because of the continuing increasing demand for computing power with the reality of dwindling natural resources already demanding attention.
EPU offers a more stable system environment that allows energy saving while laptops are idle. Low loading tasks such as word processing and email are opportune times for energy savings to kick in so that it can be ready for heavy loads such as gaming when needed. Asus devices through its EPU have shown the maintenance of power efficiency at a high level even during heavy loading. This has become more possible with the upgrade to the latest 6 engine version.
There are certain concerns about the possibility of having a considerably slowed-down system with the use of any feature related to energy-saving. Many have contradicted this fear and have confirmed that it worked flawlessly. The Asus EPU can function on stand-alone as a power consumption reducer mainly by enabling or disabling power phases whenever required.
People have been wanting to find the best way to save energy and in the process, reduce the cost of using energy as well. The energy deregulation that is seen happening in many places around the world is now the subject of much interest and expectation. Consumers desire to get the best value for the money they pay whether it is on a specific device such as a laptop or a household or business necessity such as electricity. Most would also prefer to have more choices in energy sources and length of contract which most independent electric suppliers are able to offer.
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Most people will hold on to their laptops as long as they can since buying a new one can be a substantial expense. However, there will be a time even before the laptop finally surrenders to the daily wear and tear when it will be necessary to consider buying one. The decision to buy should not depend on the mere desire to own a new, shiny, and flashy laptop. Considering to buy a new one should be triggered by actual need.
There are specific signs that will say that it is the right time to start looking for a replacement. When an existing laptop can no longer meet the owner’s needs especially if it is work related, it is a sure sign that a new one with the required features is needed. People who depend largely on their laptops as a means of deriving income or performing employment duties usually cannot afford to be hindered by “underperforming” laptops. Working people usually compete in the work environment and the equipment they use are very essential support.
A change in lifestyle towards more travel may also necessitate a change of laptop. This does not pertain to travel made once in a blue moon but for regular travels that would make a heavier and bigger laptop very inconvenient to bring during such trips. Limited battery life is also a big issue in travel.
A laptop needs to provide for the needs of its owners to be continuously reliable. Problems with the computer that requires very costly repair or upgrading may need to be solved by a new laptop. No sense in paying for something at a price that is almost equivalent to buying a new one. Laptop owners need not be pressured into buying because of the introduction of new models. Companies like Asus regularly come up with newer models that will be more appropriate for a buyer.
Proving that netbooks are far from dead, the Asus Eee PC time and time again has proven to be a reliable and convenient machine capable of delivering the relative capabilities of a full-fledged desktop computer with the portability and convenience of most modern tablets.
Owners of the ultra-versatile Eee PC had long been enjoying their handy-dandy netbooks as a portable media device among its many other functions. Countless Eee PC owners use their devices to play music or for them to watch video on, but now, with the recent offerings of satellite TV companies, you can enjoy more than just the stored videos on your Eee PC.
Adding to the convenience of keeping your Eee PC around, now you can even go ahead and watch satellite TV on it. With advancements in satellite TV technology, now you can enjoy the high quality audio and video that only satellite TV can provide on your very own Eee PC whenever, and wherever you wish.
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Watching satellite TV on your Eee is really easy. As long as you have an existing satellite TV subscription, all you need is to install your provider’s player program and you can enjoy high quality videos, hundreds of channels worldwide, your choice of programs and channels, security options, recording capabilities. Satellite TV also has a much wider coverage than other TV options, giving hard-to-reach areas access to their favorite shows.
If you don’t have an existing satellite TV subscription, it’s best you go grab one now. Satellite TV service providers such as Satellite TV HQ can easily help you out in hooking you up with an awesomely rewarding TV experience, and all you have to do is give them a call.
Netbooks are here to stay – at least for the meantime. And while they still have their spot in the limelight, it’s awesome that we can make the most of our Eee PC’s capabilities and enjoy its compatibility with some of the more recent technological advancements.
It is a fact that many computer users would like to have the advantage of less bulk and yet are not inclined towards a laptop or a notebook for that matter. The answer to this of course is a more compact desktop such as the ASUS Essentio Series. It is now being offered with Windows 8 64-bit edition.
The primary advantage of the ASUS Essentio Series, particularly it’s Mini Desktop PC is its lightweight form that is provided without any reduced functionality which most loyal desktop users have learned to love. In fact, it is able to provide superior performance compared to earlier models of desktop computers. PC gaming and online gaming are very much a part of this model thus making it a work horse and an entertainment source in one package.
Computer users will be happy to note that this desktop is friendly to the environment with low power consumption and freedom from noise pollution. It likewise offers quality sound through high theatre audio. Not to be forgotten is the high speed internet connectivity.
What does all these prove? It simply proves that consumers have the advantage of choice regardless of what preference they may have in computer use. By expanding its product line to include quality choices in different forms, ASUS has made its newfound popularity useful to more people. There is no single market that can take advantage of its products since it has provided critical option to a wide range of computer users.
The regular Essentio Series can be a user’s personal entertainment center, a multimedia PC or just a means to simplify everything. The mini Desktop PC provides maximized space saving with its slim and sleek design that does not compromise quality. The Essentio Series can be the equivalent of computer essentials.
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The holiday season again brings to the fore the extreme popularity of gadgets as a desired Christmas gift among the youth. Leading the pack are laptops together with iPhones and tablets. These are the three most popular in the eyes of the very socially active age group of 8 to 18 years old.
This comes as no surprise actually because of the obvious preference of the young to be always hooked up and connected through social media. These three can afford the most socially connected lifestyle anyone can desire. The margin of difference between them is so slim that they easily switch rankings in a day.
The preference for laptops is quite understandable since among these three, it offers the most features although it is not as portable as the other two. There are some functions however that can be so limited in the other two options that a laptop will still come out the favored item. Laptops such as the Asus Eee are always a welcome gift no matter what.
The fascination of people with gadgets as part of their Christmas wish list is not about to wane. In fact it has been increasing year after year as more electronic gadgets are introduced. People are scrambling to be part of a trend that is being dictated by gadgets.
The Christmas wish list of modern times is a lot different from that of yesteryears. When you look at one, it would appear that you are looking into a technological list especially when accompanied by technical specifications. There are advantages and disadvantages to this like in any other changes that have come to our life.
What makes an ideal travel laptop? Something that is light and ergonomically designed easily comes to mind because of the usual physical requirements of traveling. Having a wide screen to make watching movies pleasurable while on a trip of course is a welcome advantage.
The Aus Eee PC fits this description to a T. With screen size choices from 7 to 11 inches wide and its mere 5-lb weight, the Asus Eee is a picture of a perfect travel laptop. Concerns about the audio may also come up but this has been adequately addressed as well in this laptop. A low retail price is definitely icing in the cake.
There are other possibilities in travel laptop choices such as the Macbook and the HP Mini 1000. The final choice will largely depend on the kind of travelling that the owner will be making. The activities that are expected to be performed during the trip can also determine what the final choice will be.
Travelers who intend to bring their laptops should be aware of the expected limitations in the use of the laptop while on travel. Changing batteries, Internet connectivity, and physical safekeeping are always major concerns while on travel. The usual amenities and hardware that are readily available in homes and permanent offices will not always be found on travel.
It is therefore wise to check on the place of destination as well as the route for reaching it. The information obtained from checking can prepare travelers on what they can do to work on the given limitations. Traveling has its own requirements when it comes to laptop use. Laptops now have features that can be maximized for use whether one is going to a business seminar or a hike in a secluded forest. Comparing is the key to finding the travel laptop.
It is easy to get carried away and buy without much thought when so much hype and good reviews are being given to a product such as a laptop. The decision of whether to buy or not is actually a no-brainer if and when a person’s lifestyle requires having one. The decision as to which laptop to buy is the more difficult part. Buying the “wrong” one can leave the owner frustrated about his new buy.
When one buys a laptop which has capabilities far less than the expectations of its users, under productivity is the most likely result. This simply means that the user will not be able to produce what is required of him from the use of such a laptop. Therefore, the purchase of such a laptop can be considered a poor choice since the owner shelled out considerable money for something that cannot perform his required work.
On the other side of the decision making is opting for the most expensive with the most features. Choosing the most expensive may not always be the best decision especially if the owner has no use for the added features that pushed the price higher. It is not a question of whether a person can afford it or not, but rather if a laptop provides good value for money. Determining good value on the side of the buyer is largely based on the usability of the features in relation to personal needs.
The importance of knowing what you need before buying a laptop is often forgotten. Many hasty buyers think that they can adjust the laptop according to their needs. We all know that this can only be done so much since all laptop comes with their inherent strengths as well as limitations. Buyers will need to know their basic requirements as to speed, size, and battery life, among others. Knowing these will save buyers from the need of buying another laptop.