We often find ourselves rushing through work on a laptop and stumbling through some awkward sequences of button-pushing in order to get something done quickly. The problem with specifically using a laptop is that you normally have to move your hand between the touchpad and the mouse to switch between them, or move the cursor between completely different areas of the screen with fast-paced precision.
What if there was a more convenient way to do many of those things that you never even realised? Check out this list and see if you learn any that you can put to good use.
Back – Alt + Left
Many of us may be used to using the backspace key to go back while browsing the web, but this function can be inconsistent and isn’t useful if you’ve selected an area that can be typed on. This dedicated shortcut may be a better choice.
Reopen last tab – Ctrl + Shift + T
This is one of the most useful keyboard shortcuts we’ve found. When you’re multi-tasking in a web browser, closing something important is an easy mistake to make. This key combination restores the last tab you had open (and if you keep pressing, it works backwards through your recently closed pages).
Find – CTRL + F
This is an extremely useful command that works in web browsers, word processors, messaging clients and many more everyday apps. This makes picking out relevant terms much faster than relying on skim reading.
Highlight – Shift + Left/Right
Ever had the frustration of trying over and over again to highlight a particular piece of text in the middle of a paragraph? To do this more accurately, train yourself to forget clicking and dragging. Hold shift and use the arrow keys to precisely highlight a snippet.
Paste without formatting – Ctrl + Shift + V
Most of us are familiar with Ctrl + V as a paste shortcut, but what if you need to remove formatting before doing that? You can paste into Notepad or another area that doesn’t support rich formatting before copying and pasting again, but who has the time? In Chrome or Firefox, hold shift when you paste to skip this step.
Snap – Windows + Left/Right/Up/Down
Windows 10 makes it easy to arrange your windows side by side on a messy desktop with this little-known feature. If you hold the Windows key, you can use the arrows to cycle through different configurations for your currently selected window. It takes seconds to snap all your windows into a sensible combination without having to click and drag the edges.
Some market leaders from the past year are currently available at much better prices than when they were first released a few months ago. It’s a great time to buy, so take advantage of the current competitive market and consider some of these great models when you’re shopping for your next laptop.
Dell XPS 15
Dell is a real powerhouse when it comes to the big laptop brands, and they released a wide range of offerings in the past year, but the XPS 15 is one of the best on the market despite being available from the end of 2015. It’s now come down a little in price from many retailers, and if you’re looking for a high-performance device to get the most out of Windows 10, you may be onto a winner here.
HP Spectre 13
More than just a gimmick (being the world’s thinnest and most lightweight laptop that isn’t a Macbook), this extremely high quality release from HP proved it was more than capable of taking on its rivals at the higher end of the market for Windows laptops. In our opinion, it actually beats the Dell XPS 15 in terms of value for money.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1
This hybrid device is another one at the more expensive end, but if you get yourself one of these this year, you’re in for a treat. A business-standard device that focuses on functioning as a laptop while providing fantastic tablet functionality too, Lenovo did an incredible job to pull off this design while only compromising slightly on hardware power.
Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA
This is further proof that laptop-tablet combinations have finally reached the point where they can really offer something special to users. Notable features here include a long battery life and better performance than most rivals in the same price bracket.
There are many new releases of powerful laptops in 2016. But what’s the best choice to use for gaming? In the following lists below, we will look at some laptops that’s excellent for gaming purposes.
A factor to keep in mind is the quality of graphics. The graphics play a significant part on the smoothness in gaming. Most laptops are currently running a chip from Nvidia 800 or 900 series. Nvidia is a fairly decent graphic card for most laptops. Other important aspects of gaming include screen resolutions, battery life, storage space and sound systems.
Dell Inspiron 15 7559 – This last year’s release from Dell proves to be a survivor for gaming. It contains a powerful discrete graphics which any gamers would be happy to have. The pricing currently ranges from £700-£900 which may be a bit pricey but well worth the money.
Dell XPS 15 9550 – The Dell XPS is a versatile laptop to have. The system comes with a powerful CPU and a competent discrete graphics. Furthermore, the laptop is lightweight and slim. Most of all it contains a long battery life which is ideal for gamers. However, this great laptop comes at an expensive price starting from £1000 upwards.
HP Pavilion Gaming 15 – Many HP laptops are built in with Nvidia Graphics. Pricing start from only £600 which is relatively cheap. It is a practical laptop and can perform well with a few upgrades on storage. Overall a good buy for its price.
HP Omen 15-5001na – The HP Omen is a nice buy if you are looking for a stylish built and a speedy gaming experience. Other than that it comes with features that aren’t necessary at all for gaming. For its price, it is fairly expensive costing at £1300 due to its extra features.
All in all, your gaming laptop will all depend on your budget and your gamin preference. Be sure to look at the specification in details to find the right one for you.
It’s hard to choose between HP and Dell Notebooks; both are the best laptops in the market. They differ in some factors. You should buy the one that suits your requirements. Here are some factors you should consider when choosing the laptop.
Specification and performance
Regarding features and performance, HP is a better laptop. The laptop is designed keeping in mind that it is meant for entertainment purpose. The performances between the two laptops are same.
Hardware and appearance
Dell laptops provide specific designs and models. So, the customer can choose from various options. HP laptops, on the other hand, don’t have much choice regarding design and model. Dell laptops are found in different colors which are eye catching. HP laptop is available in single black or gray color. Dell laptops have a standard look, but HP laptops have a polished look. There is not much difference between the two in terms of their specifications. Both have high specifications. They have Intel i3, i5, i7 processor laptops with 500GB to 1TB hard disk capacity. The internal memory RAM ranges from 2GB to 6GB.
Customer service and warranty
Dell provides good warranty for the laptop. Their website is very friendly, and they are reputed for their excellent customer service and warranty options. Accident coverage is provided by both HP and Dell, but Dell’s coverage is better.
The price of Dell laptop is relatively lower than that of HP laptop. Dell avoids selling through retailers and so can offer laptops at a cheaper rate. HP sells directly, as well as sells through retailers.
Both Dell and HP are excellent choices for a laptop. If you emphasize on the warranty option, buy Dell and if you want better features then buy HP. It all depends on your preferences and the purpose you are going to use the laptop for.
A laptop may get slow for various reasons. If the speed of the laptop decreases, it will affect your work. So, we need to speed up the machine. Here are seven ways to tune up Dell laptop.
Limit startup processes
There are many programs which install side processes that run every time the PC starts. You don’t need some of these things all the time. If you have Windows 10 on your laptop, you can use the updated Task Manager to stop these unnecessary programs. You should press Ctrl-Shift-Esc to call the Task Manager. Switch to the Startup tab where you will see the programs that load at Windows startup. The status column displays whether the program is enabled to run at startup or not. You can change this status by right click.
Clean up disk
You should type Disk Cleanup from the Start menu. This feature finds out unwanted junk and temporary files, installer files, and Web pages and offers to delete them.
Check for viruses and spyware
You can get a third party app or use the built-in Windows Defender to check for viruses and spyware. You should use ongoing anti-malware protection.
Change power settings to increase performance
If you want to save electricity, then it’s not a good choice. But this option can increase the speed of your computing. You should go to the Control Panel /System and Security/ Power Options. Select the ‘high performance’ option.
Use the performance troubleshooter
In the search box near the Start button, type troubleshooting. Under the System and Security, you will see ‘Check for performance issues.’ Run the troubleshooter to find out if something is wrong.
Change appearance in Performance Options Dialog
You should write ‘adjust appearance’ in the search box next to the Startup menu. You can select the option ‘Adjust for best performance’.
Turn off search indexing
The search engine can eat up system resources. You need to open the Indexing Options Panel window. You should click on the ‘Modify and remove’ option.
These are the seven ways you can boost the performance of your laptop. You should always make sure that your laptop works well so that you can do your work in the laptop efficiently.
The security of the laptop is the major concern for IT pros. Nothing can be worse than data corruption from spills, tech complications or drops. You can enter Dell’s Latitude e6400 XFR next-gen platform. These laptops are made to meet the needs of customers like the military, field service technicians and those who need systems that meet MIL-STD 810F specs which include drop tests, temperature extremes, sea fog, explosive environments and thermal shock. Dell calls this machine ‘Ballistic Armor Protection System.’ It is a shell made from a material called PR481. This material is used in aircraft, military applications, and other extreme environments.
What is so great about PR481?
This material has twice the impact strength of magnesium alloy. It has 25% higher drop specification than any computer in its class. It can be dropped from a height of four feet with the system closed and can survive a three-foot drop test with the laptop operating and LCD open. It provides structural stability at extreme temperatures. Dell uses PrimoSeal Technology. This technology uses compression gaskets which protect the machine from dust and moisture.
Features of Dell e6400 XFR
They have extended field-use batteries that have ExpressCharger. This lets you charge the laptop faster and as many times as you want.
This model is 15% thinner and 5% lighter than the previous model.
It has in-vehicle docking solutions, rugged battery slice, and I/O adapters.
It as a 14.1-inch wide display with DirectVue Technology.
It allows the user to work in direct sunlight.
A survey result has revealed that 28% employees accidentally drop laptops. This new model from Dell will reduce the risk of damage if the laptop is dropped suddenly.