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LaptopHQ changes ownership. After 3 years of inactivity, the website will start again to publish regularly. Beside laptos, we’ll also talk about software, mobile phones and other technological gadgetes.


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The New 13 and 15 inch Retina Display MacBook Pros

MacBook Pro with a retina displayThe Macbook Pro is Apple’s top-of-the-line product. First introduced in 2006 and now in its third-generation, unibody aluminium guise, the Macbook is one of Apple’s most sought-after and hyped products. Now the Macbook is available with Apple’s new innovation: the retina screen. Essentially, a retina screen contains the maximum amount of pixels visible to the human eye, meaning that anything viewed on a retina screen should be indistinguishable from viewing an object in the real world with the naked eye.

Apple’s newest 13 and 15 inch offering come with 2,560×1,600 and 2,880×1,800 pixels respectively. Both laptops have dropped the optical drive, which makes them comparatively lightweight when considered against the older models.

As is to be expected with Apple products, you are absolutely forbidden from upgrading these laptops. The RAM chips are soldered in place and fixed at 8GB. The 13 inch version of the new Macbook retina series comes with an SSD card that you can’t remove either. Read more

Can I Trust Craigslist for Used Laptops?

Buying a used laptop on CragslistIf you are someone who is looking for a good laptop but you don’t want to spend the money on getting one from online or from a local electronics store, you’ll find that your thoughts inevitably go to Craigslist. There are some great deals out there, but you’ll find that there are some awful ones as well. Throw in the people who expect to get as much as they initially paid for the machine when it was new, and you have to do some serious sifting. The truth is that while you can get a good computer off of Craigslist, there are a few things to keep in mind.

What Do You Need the Computer to Do?

Craigslist laptop sales are good for some things and not others. For example, are you looking for a desktop replacement high-end gaming machine? These laptops tend to be the top of the line when it comes to graphics rendering, and it is unlikely that you will find a great one just on Craigslist. Deals do happen, but it is far more likely that you will find a machine that allows you to surf the Internet, to word process and to email your friends and family.

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iGo Laptop Travel Adapter & Your New Travel Buddy

If you must travel light, and you’re already thinking about how big and bulky your laptop charger is going to be, why don’t you switch instead to the iGo Green Laptop Adapter?

There’s been a lot of buzz with this product, mostly because of the versatility of its function. It’s becoming more and more difficult to travel without your trusty laptop, but sometimes, in the course of all the coming and going, plugging and unplugging, the battery is the one that pays for it. While you don’t have to bring a spare every single time, at the very least, you should be able to get a good charge for it.

The iGo laptop travel adapter is definitely flexible enough to be able to work with most, if not all, the major laptop brands. Because of this characteristic, you know that you can safely charge whatever laptop may be entrusted to you for your work travel. A great feature of this is its automatic shut-off and recovery, as well as automatic charging. Of course you can’t just leave your laptop to overcharge, as this carries a lot of safety and maintenance issues. Fortunately, this also has a surge-current and voltage protection to make sure that the power being charged to your laptop is in the right amount. Just make sure that it is properly inserted, wait till the middle light is green, and this should mean that the laptop already is charging. Read more

Brydge Aluminum Keyboard For Your iPad

If you are one of the millions of people who are fond of carrying their electronic devices, aside from their mobile phones, anywhere they go then chances are you are the proud owner of an iPad tablet. The reason being it keeps you handily “connected” without the having to carry around the bulk of the conventional laptop. However, though the iPad has a touchscreen keyboard feature, you are among the many people wishing for the feel of the traditional keyboard made specifically for your gadget. Worry no more as your wish has been granted with the introduction of Brydge aluminum keyboard in the electronics market. Here are some of the features of this keyboard that makes it a perfect match for your iPad device.

Aluminum iPad keyboard

Sturdy but beautiful design

Manufactured out of aerospace-grade aluminum, the Brydge aluminum keyboard was designed to be lightweight but built tough enough to withstand the usual wear and tear of daily use. It’s easy to convert iPad into laptop by a simple attachment of magnetic patent hinges that would stay connected to your tablet no matter as to what angle you hold it at. The aluminum keyboard was also machined and anodized to ensure that it perfectly matches your iPad device to look as if they came together from the same manufacturer’s box. Read more

Review of the Best Laptop for 2012

The Sony Vaio S Series Laptops

The Sony Vaio S Series is ideal for most on the go users. The laptop is less than an inch thick and comes with a 13.3 inch of 15.5 inch screen depending on your needs (the big version even has a numeric keypad). The 13.3 inch models can last up to seven hours on one battery charge and you can easily add a second to give you half a day of battery life before you have to plug in and recharge. Bring the Vaio S Series laptop on a long plane flight and you’ll be entertained the entire way. You can watch Blu-Rays, browse the internet if they have Wi-Fi, or play games to your heart’s content.

The laptop is wonderfully designed. It looks fresh and sleek and the battery snaps right in and out of the way so you’ll never even notice it. You can even convert your 3G wireless mobile broadband signal into a wireless hotspot if you want to serve everyone around you. There’s an HD web camera for chatting with friends and the portability of this slim model can’t be emphasized enough. It’s exceptionally easy to bring around and that’s a huge bonus. You can customize the processor and memory to suit your needs along with the hard drive, etc. You can make it the computer you desire and go home with an amazing piece of technology. Read more

How To View Your Laptop In The Summer Weather

How to use your laptop outdoorsThere is nothing more frustrating than relaxing out in the warm weather but being unable to work on your laptop or listen to your favorite music due to the bright sunlight. This problem is highly common and one that frustrates many. Unless you own a laptop with a transflective screen that allows for working under bright illumination, you’re probably wondering how you can overcome this problem and be frustration free?

Have A Seating Strategy

Think about you’re seating position and how this can either benefit or obstruct your view of the laptop LCD screen. Sit facing the sun as this will reduce the glare and give you a far better chance of being able to see your work.

Although it will drain your battery, it also helps to turn the screen brightness up to full. Having an extension cord and a mains power source at the ready is essential.

Wear Suitable Attire

Sunglasses and a baseball hat are a great investment as they reflect the sun’s rays. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, black clothing absorbs sunlight creating an anti-glare effect. Read more

Things to keep in mind when choosing a gaming laptop

How to buy a great gaming laptopAs technology has matured and manufacturing has improved, computer components have been refined to become more energy efficient and to emit less heat. These developments have allowed the creation of powerful mobile hardware designed to fit inside a laptop. While desktop computers used to be a PC gamers only option, this new hardware has enabled the creation of special gaming laptops capable of running the latest games at high settings; gamers can now choose whether to buy a desktop rig or to buy laptop for their gaming pleasure. This article will examine gaming laptops, pointing out what consumers should look for when choosing a gaming laptop and which brands are making the best gaming laptops available today.

Screen Size, Screen Resolution and Physical Dimensions

Gaming laptops come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 11.6″ screen sizes all the way up to 18.4″ behemoths. Laptops with larger screens run at a higher screen resolution than those with smaller screens, meaning that they need more powerful hardware to run games at acceptable frame rates. Read more

How to Select a Folding Bluetooth Keyboard

Portable Folding Bluetooth Mini Keyboard

There are two basic criteria to consider when selecting a folding Bluetooth keyboard for your mobile device, be it a tablet, iPhone, iPad, Blueberry or other PDA. The first is the final size of the keyboard when unfolded, and the second is how small the keyboard is when folded.

The Overall Size Of The Keyboard

When selecting folding Bluetooth keyboards, the first thing to consider is how large the keyboard is when unfolded. Users should consider what size they feel most comfortable typing on. Many users prefer to only type on keyboards that are the standard size that most people use with a regular computer. This is quite large in comparison to some keyboards for laptops and other devices. When selecting Bluetooth keyboards, first decide what size the actual keyboard should be. Read more

Connect Your Android Device as an External Monitor

Connect your Android tablet or phone to a computer as a secondary monitor

Normally when we are working on a laptop or any other device, we like to connect an external monitor to it for the purposes of convenience or mobility. REDFLY ScreenSlider (currently on sale for half the price at Google Play) is one such technology which helps you to connect your android device as an external monitor to your laptop or desktop system.

How to Connect the Device?

There is no hard and fast rule to connect the machine to the android device, as long as you have the REDFLY ScreenSlider technology installed and enabled in your system.

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