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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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Best Gaming Monitor 2017 Buying Guide

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!

Gaming Monitor

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.

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Complete guide to remove malware/ransomware from your PC

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.

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Corsair SSD M.2 NVMe Force Series MP500 240 GB Review

Introduction

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.

SSD

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.

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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.

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Best SSD 2018 Buying Guide: properties to consider when buying

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.

SSD

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.

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MSI GE72MVR APACHE PRO-001 Review

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$.

Display

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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.

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How to Sit Properly at a Computer to Avoid Neck Pain?

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 postureSit at a Computer

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.

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Guide: What power supply do the most important graphics cards need?

The world of graphics cards is quite complicated, not only because each one has its own set of features, but also because in many cases there are models that seem similar, such as the RX 460 and the RX 470, for example. However, both models’ performances and power requirements are different.

In many cases, customers are misguided by the watts and power connectors that the manufacturer asks for without taking into account another very important element: the amperage required by the 12V rail of the graphics card you are going to buy.

This can lead to very different consequences. On the one hand, we could end up buying a bigger power supply than the one required by the PC that we are building. Although it will allow us to use it without any problem, it would be an unnecessary expense.

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Acer Aspire VX5-591G-75RM Gaming Laptop Review

The difficulty in finding a pocket friendly gaming laptop is why we are writing this review, to help ease the stress of as many lovers of gaming laptop as possible in choosing an affordable one. Here we present to you the new, high performance, enticing and within budget laptop the ACER aspire VX5-591G-75RM for interesting gamers. This review as you will find out, halsens to give solution to the above stated difficulty.

ACCER Aspire VX5-591G-75RM

In the past there have been quite a number of high performance gaming laptop from ACER with most of them in competition and comparison with the best out there. And most importantly affordable and pocket friendly that you don’t have to break the bank to get one. Selling at $999.9 at Amazon the Acer aspire VX5-591G-75RM has almost everything desired in a budget midrange gaming laptop. Braging top speeds, high quality graphics performance and fair battery life, all making it a cool buy for its price.

Pros
Possesses a good overall specifications for its price, quite affordable, has a solid GPU, with the latest Intel 7th Generation Kaby-Lake Core i7 processor, latest NVidia GTX 1050Ti w/ 4GB of VRAM, 16GB of ultra-fast DDR4 RAM at 2400 MHz, Anti-Reflective IPS display, Premium sound system, Suitable cooling system, devoted gaming-grade backlit keyboard, Decent full HD gaming

Cons
Quite heavy and bulky for a gaming laptop, minimal port selection, Nvidia G-sync not supported, has a vacant 2.5″ drive Bay but without bracket and screws needed to install a secondary drive.

Design

The downside of this wonderful gaming laptop is its size. Quite massive, perhaps one of the bulkiest gaming device around, with the weight around 5.6 pounds but looking a lot heavier.

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Acer VX5-591G-5652 Review – Fast, Responsive and Cool

The last time we reviewed an MSI laptop for entry-level gaming one thing was abundantly clear – Gaming on laptops are catching up with the desktop market. Acer, with this terribly long named VX5-591G-5652, is yet another competitor for budget conscious gamers. The price quoted on Newegg is $800. At the time of this writing, the product is listed on Amazon but with no price, suggesting that it is currently out of stock.

Keeping aside the pricing issues, there are a few interesting decisions made by Acer which differentiates this from its competitors. Let’s dig deeper into its performance and who would really benefit from this product.

ACER VX5-591G-5652

Hardware Specifications

For CPU, we have an i5-7300HQ, which is clocked at 2.50GHz and can turbo up to 3.50GHz and has 4-cores/4-threads with no hyper-threading and 6M of cache. This particular CPU is gaining popularity among OEMs owing to its good performance manageable heat output.

For main memory, 8GB of DDR4 SDRAM is what we see. It is nothing special but if you wish to upgrade, installing another 8GB stick is super easy. The next in our memory hierarchy is a 256GB M.2 SSD which makes a world of difference by eliminating the HDD bottleneck. All in all, the laptop would stay snappy and responsive even with multiple applications open.

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