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Best Laptop for College Students in 2017 Buying Guide

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.

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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.

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ASUS Zenbook Flip UX360UA Review

Introduction

ASUS has some of the best manufactured laptops in the market. Especially its mid and high range of ultrabook laptops and convertibles made of aluminium. Laptops in which Asus integrates engineering, design, autonomy, sound and of course image quality.

ASUS Zenbook Flip UX360UA

Fantastic Design

14mm thickness. This is what this convertible laptop with touchscreen has, and is an aspect that adds to the screen thickness. Completely made in aluminum with that pretty anodized “purple” color of ASUS. Anodized and brushed with a circular treatment around the ASUS logo in the screen cover.

ASUS Zenbook Flip UX360UA

It’s a slim and light laptop, 1.2Kg with battery, where you can enjoy the latest in technology with an autonomy up to 12 hours thanks to its built-in 52Wh battery. It has a 360-degree screen rotation. It can switch into a 13 inch Tablet or use any position in between. The only bad thing I can notice is that ASUS didn’t properly protect the edges for the tent mode, the one you see in the picture.

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How to Create Videos on a Chromebook– The Best App Recommendation

If you would like to create videos on your Chromebook, but don’t know how to go about it, this article might help you, by giving you at least eight different ways of doing so!

YouTube

You can, of course, use YouTube to create videos, by using the tools which Google puts at your disposal. One of these tools also allows you to combine several video clips in order to make one longer one.

You can also gather together your own videos by using clips coming directly from the YouTube gallery.

Sharalike

Sharalike is a good option for creating an audio slideshow. In order to do so, all you need to do is to import some images from your Chrombook (or any other device for that matter), to introduce them into the sequence at the spots where you want them to appear and then to add a little bit of music.

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Some Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for your Chromebook

Have you just bought a Chromebook and are you looking to learn how to save yourself time by using keyboard shortcuts? Then this article was written for you!

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Consulting the shortcut reference

Let’s first talk about the fastest way to access the keyboard shortcut reference on your Chromebook: to do so just press the key combination CTRL + ALT + ?

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Best PC Power Supply Unit 2017 Buying Guide

At the time of buying a computer, part by part, one of the components that least receives attention is the power supply. This component is key for the correct functioning of the computer. We will explain why is not enough to say “I’ll just use the same 600W power supply”. When choosing a power supply, we have to check many factors, which can be summarized in quality of the components, stability, security, efficiency, power and quality.

Components

The higher the quality of the components, the longer will be the useful life of the power supply. In addition, higher quality power supplies usually have a longer warranty, from 5 up to 10 years. A poor quality power supply could have a shorter useful life and damage other components if it fails.

Power Supply Unit

Stability and security

Better components imply higher stability in power input. Furthermore, when buying a power supply, you have to look at the maximum time it can stay on without electricity. This is good to know in case there is a voltage drop. The minimum acceptable is around 17 milliseconds.

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What Exactly is a Google Chromebook? The Advantages and the disadvantage?

What is a Chromebook, exactly? You have probably heard people talking about Chromebooks, those strange computers that don’t run Windows, but that have other specific advantages.

In this article, I will give you a concrete explanation of what a Chromebook is and what the differences are between it and a Windows portable computer as well as its advantages and downsides.

Chromebooks, what are they?

Chromebook is the generic name given to portable computers which are based on the Chrome OS. It is not just portable computers that use this operating system, but it is more common to find it being used on a portable computer.

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Acer Chromebook R11 Convertible Chromebook Review (CB5-132T-C1LK)

Advantages

  • Beautiful Convertible screen
  • Very long battery life
  • Solid and firm design

Disadvantages

  • Slight lack of brightness outside

What is the Acer Chromebook CB5-132T (R11) ?

The Acer Chromebook CB5-132T is an 11 inch portable touchscreen computer with a display resolution of 1366 x 768 and a price tag of 299€.

This Acer Chromebook is a hybrid portable computer in which the advantages of the Chrome OS are combined with the conveniences of a touchscreen.

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The Acer Chromebook CB5-132T succeeds at being aesthetically appealing, practical and fast, all while keeping its price low thanks to the use of the Chrome OS. Keep reading to find out if this Chromebook is really worthwhile.

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Intel Skylake and Kaby lake processors now support Vulkan

Although it has been on the market for a long time, the Vulkan graphical API was not yet supported by the iGPUs that Intel integrates into its processors so far.

The company announced the release of a new version of the Intel Graphics driver with support for this API. Specifically, the version is 15.45 and includes support for Vulkan 1.0.33.0 apart from optimizations for the games Far Cry Primal, Fallout and Rise of the Tomb Raider, as well as bug fixes.

The drivers can be downloaded from the following link.

Lenovo launches the Yoga A12, a bigger and more economical Yoga Book

The Yoga Book is one of the most eye-catching devices of 2016. A tablet, with Windows or Android, with a digitizer keyboard and convertible format with 360 degree swivel screen. A striking machine that costs at least 500 Euros that now welcomes a cheaper alternative with a larger screen, but with some cutbacks in its Premium quality.

The new Yoga A12, is practically identical to the Book, but loses out on the type of hinge on the swivel screen to a more basic system and also on the digitizer in the keyboard area. In return we get a much more aggressive price and a larger screen.

Yoga A12,

Its name coincides with the size of its screen, 12” and the rest of the specifications include an Atom X5-8550 processor, 4GB of RAM, Wifi-N, USB 2.0. USB Type-C and Bluetooth 4.1. The keypad has the same illuminated key definition system and allows data entry via a digitizing pointer.

It has already begun to appear in some US stores with prices below 300 dollars. The launch date for Europe is as yet unknown, in addition it is hoped that this variant, along with the traditional design, will find an alternative operating system in Chrome OS.

Yoga A12,

6 ways to save money if you’re going to assemble a PC by parts

We have talked long and hard about the advantages of assembling a PC by pieces, and especially if you’re going to use it for gaming. In addition to saving money, you can choose the components that you want to mount in your computer, and also be sure that these are of good quality. The problem is, that if we want powerful components, the budget can stretch a little. Especially if our goal is to get a gaming computer for 500 dollars. So, we are going to give 6 tips for saving money when building a PC without losing benefits.

Make a spreadsheet in Excel

If you have opted for a particlar processor, analyze performance comparisons on it to see if it is the right processor for your needs, or if it’s better to opt for a cheaper processor and invest that money in a better graphics card.

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You can also see what computers people have made with the components you have chosen in PCPartPicker, and so 100% ensure that, for example, the graphic cards fits in the case. Even if you want to choose the parts to mount the PC, the web will warn you if there is any incompatibility between them, such as choosing a motherboard for a different socket to the processer you want or a heatsink for the wrong CPU. There are also computers recommended for various prices so you can have them as a reference.

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