Being a student of several years myself, and having used a laptop every day in my classes and for working, I can say that, in my opinion, the Toshiba Chromebook 2 is the best laptop for college students.
1 – The laptop with the best quality/price ratio
The laptop with the best ratio of quality to price is the Toshiba Chromebook 2.
Its IPS Full HD display is excellent, its battery easily holds a charge for 6 to 8 hours, its light – 1.3 kg – weight makes it very easy to transport, and it it powerful enough to take notes in class and surf the web without any difficulty.
The display on the Toshiba Chromebook 2 measures 13.3 inches, which makes it highly mobile while remaining large enough to be comfortable for working at. It offers very decent sound and its refined design makes it stylish.
Are you looking for a laptop for gaming that suits your budget? Our special laptop buyer’s guide will help you make up your mind.
First off, we will list and explain the different “choice criteria” before then proposing the best models of laptops currently available on the market.
The Possibilities of Upgrading a Laptop:
Let’s start from the end, since this is information you should keep in mind when making your selection.
What will happen when your laptop starts to have difficulty running games?
You should be aware that contrary to desktop PCs, the possibilities of upgrading (changing components) a laptop are very limited.
To simplify things, there are only 3 possible upgrades you can make:
- Adding more RAM
- Adding an SSD
- Changing the hard drive
If you were paying attention, you will have realized that it is not possible to change the laptop’s graphics card!
When buying your computer, your priority should therefore be on obtaining the most powerful graphics chipset available, or else you run the risk of being left behind in very short order with the release of the next generation of even more resource dependent games.
Preface: This article is part of a series of articles which aim to show that it is possible to easily break away from traditional PCs by using a Chromebook and installing another OS on it, such as Linux.
ChromeOS is often criticized for how restrictive it is and for its lack of useful applications. The possibility of being able to install Android applications on Chromebooks is by now a well-worn subject, and outside of the few very specialized office and multimedia programs which are available for ChromeOS, there are not many available applications for doing the other things that the majority of portable PCs are easily capable of doing.
Windows Defender Security Center is the new version of the native security application currently being tested that Microsoft will include in the next version of Windows 10 Creators Update, after the improvements in it’s capacity, features and interface that are occurring with each compilation.
When testing antivirus for Windows 10 Creators Update it’s in our interest to include Windows Defender because it’s in this version of the system where the Windows Defender Security Center began to operate , the new version of the native security solution not only provides anti-virus protection and anti-malware in real time as did their predecessors (Windows Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7) , but it’s also an integrated Security Center for other functions, such as the review of the updates installed by Windows Update or drivers, information about the connections of network, the active Windows Firewall configuration or access to the troubleshooting tool.
Welcome to our PC gaming display buyer’s guide: Here, you will find all the information you will need in order to choose the gaming display that is right for you (display panel type / resolution /response time / refresh rate). We will also take advantage of our experience in this field to propose a selection of the best PC displays on the market!
The Criteria for Choosing your Display
Size and Dimensions of the Display Panel
Displays ranging in size from 24 to 27 inches currently dominate the market. We therefore recommend that you consider 24 inches as a minimum size and 32 inches as your maximum.
In reality, the price difference between a 22 inch and a 24 inch display is generally only around about 10 dollars, and for a gamer, this extra investment is totally worth it.
The recent ransomware cyberattack using the WannaCry Trojan, which has affected over 300,000 computers in 150 countries, has highlighted the security threat problem existing in the mobile era where there are thousands of millions interconnected devices and policies such as BYOD that increase the number of vulnerable devices on corporate networks.
Viruses, worms, Trojans and other malicious software are on the prowl for PCs and networks. The arrival of all kinds of malware for all platforms, data theft, cyber spying or privacy intrusion are increasing in the global Internet, forcing users and companies to take proactive measures in order to control them. Even forcing manufacturers such as HP, which makes security its priority when designing its devices.
Despite this, and although prevention is the first and main line of defense, it is not always possible to stay safe from infections. Any user might have had problems with malware on some occasion, even if they were not alerted by a security software.
This type of drives requires having a modern PC, either a desktop one or a laptop, but they are the best example of what the new storage technologies have to offer, which are also available for more affordable home PCs. Using the Corsair Force Series MP500 means making a major qualitative leap for any PC, and Corsair makes it easy with an affordable drive, sporting features that are most sought after by home users, that can be adapted to any PC by having the right format.
M.2 and NVMe
A PCI Express unit is considerably more powerful than any SATA SSD. Not only in terms of data transfer rates, but also in terms of data processing capabilities. This type of units offers you a look into the storage future, where mass storage will keep most traditional interfaces, but they will run on PCI Express as their main interface, such as Intel’s Thunderbolt, and they will have protocols inherited from professional systems, such as NVMe.
Two major improvements have merged on these SSD models. We have the M.2 (in its different variants), which is a small and versatile interface that offers support for legacy SATA interfaces and high speed PCI Express interfaces with a bandwidth of up to 32 GB/s for now. This interface is an evolution from the mSATA that we used to see in some small motherboards and in many laptops that dared using the SSD as their main system drive some years ago.
The SSDs are one of the most interesting components to consider when buying a new computer or updating a current one. In the latter case, either by replacing the magnetic hard disk or by installing a SSD next to it.
The advantages of the SSD over conventional hard drives are diverse, but especially they provide a much higher performance in time access, speeding up OS startup, application opening and the transfer of data.
Since they are based on NAND flash memories, the lack of moving parts in a SSD provides advantages like being almost noiseless as also presenting very low heat emission and power consumption. The improvement on the latest generations made them robust and reliable, having an Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) very similar to the one of a conventional hard disk.
With the new MSI GE72MVR APACHE PRO-001, MSI’s line of gaming laptops is seeing a new addition. This model comes with a 17,3” screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Inside, you’ll find a current-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, 16 GB of RAM, and plenty of storage. This combination allows you to play all current titles with plenty of FPS. The GE72MVR APACHE PRO-001 boasts MSI’s well known SteelSeries keyboard with programmable backlight.
Price-wise, the MSI GE72MVR APACHE PRO-001 comes in at less than 1900$.
MSI fitted this laptop with a 17,3” Full HD panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The matte surface means that reflections are basically non-existent. IPS technology assures great viewing angles and the average brightness lies at 225 cd/m2.
Recent studies conducted by the World Health Organization and the Archives of Internal Medicine have suggested that workers who spend a long time seated – 8 to 11 hours a day – have a 40% higher risk of succumbing to sudden death or suffering from disease as compared to people who remain seated for shorter periods of time. While it can be hard to avoid being seated in certain environments such as in your workplace, you can remain in good health by learning how to sit properly.
Part 1, Adopt a good posture
1， Push your hips as far back as possible onto the seat. On office chairs, the best way of sitting is to allow the seat-back to support your back and shoulders by moving your pelvis as far back as possible on the seat, and by taking advantage of all of the seat’s adjustments in order to achieve maximum support.