Kamis, 26 Maret 2009

7 Tips For Buying Cheap Laptop

Laptops are gaining in popularity these days. Almost everyone is carrying one now either for work or entertainment. Laptops with the latest technology are introduced to the market everyday and these new laptops come with a huge price tag. However, that does not mean you cannot get a good and cheap laptop. I have put together a guide that may help you out in your hunt for a cheap and good laptop.

Buy cheap laptop with older technology

Rapid advance in technology makes it meaningless to buy the latest technology at a high price. When laptop with wireless capability first came to the market, a unit with this technology can cost up till US$2500. NOw after 2 years, you can get a relatively fast centrino laptop for less than US$1000

Buy used or refurbished laptop
The depreciation of a laptop value is so high, that after one year in the market, a laptop can easily lose half its value. So if you are looking for a cheap laptop, look for one which is close to one year old. Not all used laptop are in bad condition. You will be surprised to find that some used laptops are still in good condition because their owners are power users or gamers.

Buy laptop from power users or gamers
I like to buy electronic gadgets including laptops from hard core power users or gamers. Let me share with you why. Gamers or power users usually require the latest and most powerful technology to run their games or power hungry applications. They often will not settle for second best. They also have the tendency to chase after the latest technology. So after one year, they will be bored of what they have and will look to sell off their laptops so that they can buy a new one. Now if you are looking to buy cheap laptops with up to date technology and you happen to have friends who are gamers, do ask them if they are looking to sell off their laptops. Who knows, maybe you can buy a good and cheap laptop from them.

Scan through gaming forums and local gaming community
if you do not already have friends who like to play computer games, then scanning through gaming forums on the internet is another way to get good and cheap deals for used laptop. Internet makes it easy for you to do this. Go to google.com and start searching for gaming forums. Visit each and everyone and see if they have a Trading Section. You will definitely find many post from gamers looking to sell their gaming laptops.

Scan through local bulletin boards
Do scan through local bulletin boards near you for cheap deals on laptop.Especially if there are software companies around the area. Software companies do offer their used computers or laptops for sale when their software projects end. I personally had gotten a few good deals for my family and friends.

Look for cheap laptop with at least 512mb memory
This is especially important for used laptop. If the processor speed is slow, then having more memory can compensate for the lack in speed. In fact, The size of memory plays a big part in determining how fast a laptop runs an application. Just by increasing the memory size, you can see a huge difference in speed. A cheap laptop with at least 512mb memory can run most non graphic intensive application easily.

Get cheap laptop from reputable manufacturer
This is very important because if you are buying used laptop, then the chances of requiring servicing is higher than a new laptop. So if you buy from a reputable manufacturer, you will save alot of trouble and time if your laptop do require servicing.


Jumat, 06 Maret 2009

Fujitsu LifeBook P8020

Fujitsu has released an upgrade LifeBook, P8020. Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 laptop is a laptop ultraportabel that have 12 inch LCD screen, a unique, more modern era than the Centrino 2 platform, and multi-touch trackpad. Users can also run a gesture trackpad with two fingers, as in Apple mtion to zoom in or out, similar to the circular movement for scrolling like the iPod. Configuration Fujitsu LifeBook P8020 with this good price and a voltage 1.4GHz processor from the Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB memory, a 120GB hard drive and a built-in DVD burner. LifeBook P8020 is also equipped with a standard video GMA 4500MHD, and according to the plan will be released starting next month in the U.S. therefore from now start using your product fujitsu who is familiar with the benefits of a clear advantage only to spoil the user


Jumat, 27 Februari 2009

Sony VAIO NR 460

It's really a good laptop. Sony VAIO NR460 laptop is the best laptop all over the world. One years ago I'm sine this Sony VAIO NR 460 model laptop in the country. It is a very good and latest laptop on this time. It's have a good processor and very good graphic card. This Sony VAIO NR 460 display is so good and any user used this Sony VAIO NR 460 laptop so easy and useful. And audio sound card is to hard regulation, video card is making to useful to play games and anything. Its have stander audio direct sound, Dolby home theater, 3D sonic stereo speakers. It is a latest laptop of any laptop. And it Possessor: Intel Pentium Dual Core T2390 / 1.86 GHz. So at last I thing it is the very good and batter laptop to another latest laptop. Read More ..

Rabu, 25 Februari 2009

Sony VAIO NS140E/S

The Vaio NS140 features a textured plastic shell, both on the lid and inside on the keyboard tray. The NS140E/W model is white; you can also get it in blue or silver. The laptop feels solid, with little flex that is sometime evident on cheaper laptops with thin, plastic chassis. The two hinges holding the display are wide and strong, resulting in little to no wobble when the laptop is bumped or moved.
More importantly, the keyboard is the same flat Sony keyboard we've come to know and love. The keys are flat--similar in feel to a MacBook's--and feature good travel. The touch pad, too, is comfortable and amply sized with responsive vertical and horizontal scroll areas along the right and bottom, respectively. The two mouse buttons, however, make a loud clack sound when pressed.
Though the Vaio NS140's keyboard tray leaves plenty of room for multimedia control keys--something most media-consuming students will come to appreciate, we believe--you won't find any here. We're seeing such controls on more and more laptops, even at the low-end of the price spectrum. For example, Dell's entry-level Inspiron 1525 features touch-sensitive media control keys. Aside from the power button, you'll find only two buttons above the NS140's keyboard: a mute key and a button labeled AV Mode. The mute key can be reprogrammed, while the AV Mode button launches a useless Vaio media app that lets you choose among various multimedia programs to access your music or photos or play a DVD. You're better off just choosing an app from the Start menu or simply creating a desktop shortcut. The AV Mode button does not allow for instant-on access. That is, you cannot play a CD or DVD without first booting to Windows.
Preloaded shovelware is kept in check; the trial offers have been whittled down to four AOL desktop icons, one of which, however, is animated.
The 15.4-inch wide-screen LCD display offers a 1,280x800 native resolution, which is typical of a display this size, though some vendors, including Dell, offer a finer 1,440x900 resolution option on configurable models. The Vaio NS140 features Sony's Xbrite-Eco screen, which we found to be crisp and vivid--movies and photos showed accurate colors, crisp edges, and smooth movement. In anecdotal testing, we found it to be less bright than other laptops, but at max brightness, the image looked fine under a variety of conditions. It features a glossy screen coating, but it wasn't as prone to glare and reflections as other glossy screens we've seen. And it offers a surprisingly wide viewing angle.
A laptop's integrated stereo speakers will never fill a room to a pleasing degree, but we must say that the Vaio NS140's do an admirable job. At maximum volume, the output is louder than usual and suffers from little distortion. You'll be able to enjoy movies without reaching for your headphones, and perhaps even a little music, as long as you aren't the head-banging type or require heavy bass.

Sony Vaio VGN-NS140E Average for category [mainstream]
Video VGA-out, Webcam VGA-out, S-video, Webcam
Audio Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone jacks Stereo speakers, headphone/microphone jacks
Data 4 USB 2.0, mini-FireWire, MemoryStick, SD card readers 4 USB 2.0, SD card reader
Expansion ExpressCard/54 ExpressCard/54
Networking Modem, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi modem, Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, optional WWAN
Optical drive DVD burner DVD burner


Minggu, 22 Februari 2009

Acer Travelmate 4720

I like Acer notebook coz it's the cheapest notebook if I compare with another type of notebook. I've use this notebook for 1 year and really love this notebook. It's has a simple design and really easy to use. It's already installed with Windows Vista Bussiness Edition when I bought it. It's already included with bluetooth and infrared interface. So, when can do transfer data with a phone with already included with bluetooth or infrared too. This notebook has a Bio Protect feature. So, you can protect your notebook with your finger print. You can even use this finger print to protect your notebook from the first when your notebook is turn on. And it's has DASP (Disc Anti Shock Protection) Feature. So, it can reduce the damage when your notebook got a shock.


Selasa, 17 Februari 2009

Lenovo ThinkPad T61

The ThinkPad T61 is a premium product with a durable build, it is geared towards business users or simply those willing to pay a bit more to get something that won't fall apart after 1-year of use. For somebody that travels a lot or relies on their notebook to earn a livelihood, the build and reliability factor is probably more important than having the latest and greatest components inside.
The T61 body is a rugged plastic that does not flex. Inside the stiff and thick plastic casing is a magnesium roll cage in both the lid and main chassis. The lid on the previous T60 was a magnesium material, while the lid on the T61 is a plastic composite with a magnesium "roll cage" plate inside. The reason for plastic now being used in the lid is to allow better penetration of radio waves, such as 802.11 and WWAN, thus providing greater wireless range and signal strength.

The keyboard remains the same between the T61 and T60 -- meaning it's once again excellent. The only difference is that now there's more room on the keyboard side areas since the notebook body is wider, the speakers have been relocated to this extra real estate. The keyboard is spill proof and has two drain holes to make sure if you do happen to spill your morning Starbucks coffee, the liquid is carried away from sensitive components and out through the bottom of the notebook

The thick metal hinges that attach the screen are very rigid and ensure the screen does not wobble. You'll need two hands to adjust and open the screen as the hinges are very tight. The double screen latch system locks securely to make sure the screen stays down when being carried around.

The hard drive is protected within the magnesium roll cage and shock mounted. Even if your T61 is dropped the included Active Protection System (APS) software will work with the on board accelerometer to detect a fall situation and end hard drive activity to prevent data loss.

Dimension wise the ThinkPad T61 14.1" certainly changes from its predecessors, it is wider but not as deep since it has shifted to widescreen. The dimensions of the T61 (assuming 4-cell battery that does not stick out) are as follows: (WxDxH): 13.2" x 9.3" x 1.09 - 1.26" (335mm x 237mm x 27.6 - 31.9mm)

The T61 is actually thicker than the T60 was, which is a little disappointing, here's the dimensions for the 14.1" T60: (WxDxH): 12.2" x 10.0" x 1.0 - 1.2" (311mm x 255mm x 26.6-31mm)


* Processor: Intel T7300 Core 2 Duo (2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 4MB Cache)
* Graphics: Intel GMA X3100
* Operating System: Windows Vista Business
* Display: WXGA+ 1440 x 900 (LG screen)
* Hard Drive: 100GB 7200RPM (Seagate Momentus 7200.1)
* Memory: 2GB (1GB x 1GB), up to 4GB max
* Ports: 3 USB 2.0, 1 FireWire, Monitor out, modem, Ethernet, headphone out, microphone in
* Slots: 1 PC Card Slot, 1 ExpressCard slot (optional media card reader and Smart Card reader)
* Optical Drive: Ultra-slim Super-Multi Drive
* Dimensions: 13.2" x 9.3" x 1.09 - 1.26" (335mm x 237mm x 27.6 - 31.9mm)
* Weight: 5.1lbs


Sabtu, 14 Februari 2009


Extreme Graphics Performance for Total Gaming Experience
With power and performance, substance and style, the ASUS G series will revolutionise your gaming experience .

Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9600/T9400/P8600/P8400/P7350 : 2.8 GHz - 2.0 GHz, 1066MHz, 6/3MB On-Die L2 Cache;
15.4" WXGA+/WSXGA+ Color-Shine (Glare-type)
HDD 320GB,5400rpm
2.0 Mega Pixel web camera
Dimension & Weight 37.5 x 26.5 x 3.43-4.06 cm (W x D x H) 2.8 kg, (with 6 cell battery)
Norton™ Internet Security 2008 Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0
NERO 7 Essentials