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John asks…

How can I unlock a laptop without administrator password and system disk?

I bought a cheap laptop but it doesn’t have disk drive. So I can’t insert system disk. Plz help me unlock my laptop!!!

steve answers:

Here is a password reset tool.
It’s very easy to reset ur password without re-installing ur OS.
And it offers u step by step tutorial.
Even u dont have any pc sense, u can reset it easily within minutes.
I used it and successfully reset the password. I think it should work for u too:)
Good luck!

Helen asks…

What sort of cheap laptop will be okay?

I want to buy a cheap laptop for my partner for his birthday. We have a desktop computer which has all the important things and programs on. He goes away a lot and misses being able to use the computer when he needs to. What sort of memory and stuff would I need? I have no idea about that sort of thing. I found a laptop that has 512 MB memory and 8 GB SSD and 10 GB Eee storage. Would this be okay or is that not very much? Any brands I should avoid?

steve answers:

Great inexpensive laptop… Http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9382946&type=product&id=1218095770391

Sandra asks…

Do the iMac and MacbookPro have differences between the capabilities of their programs?

I’m considering getting a MacbookPro, but I was wondering whether there were any features that are missed out on the programs that come with it?

Is there a difference between using a program like iMovie or GarageBand on iMac, compared to if you used it on a MacbookPro? If so, what are they?

Just a side question. Do you think its worth getting a cheaper laptop and just buying programs that are similar to Apple ones?

steve answers:

The iMac and Macbook Pro comes with the same programs that are used in exactly the same way. The only difference between the two is the larger screen and lack of attached keyboard and trackpad on the iMac (because it’s not meant to be moved).

Also, I do believe it’s a better idea to purchase an Apple laptop than a cheaper one. You get what you pay for — Apple laptops are very high quality. There will be some answers telling you that they’re stupid and people only buy them because they’re pretty, but this simply isn’t true. They are a bit overpriced, but they’re also very good machines. You’ll really like your Macbook Pro.

I hope this helps — congrats on your new computer!

David asks…

i want to buy a cheap laptop with good memory with good enough graphics?

all i want is were to buy a cheap laptop that has lots of GB and has enough graphics to play games on it

steve answers:

View here…

Michael asks…

What is the cheapest laptop/tablet I can buy for word processing?

Well. My laptop died and I bought a desktop for gaming and stuff I need.

I would like to know what is the cheapest mobile computer (laptop or other device) I could use for writing (microsoft word, generic office work) and web browsing on the go.

I saw that Toshiba had some laptops for $200.00

Don’t just post the Newegg website.

steve answers:

Low cost laptops here is where to find it. The computers below are good and will meet most needs. Buy one and put the rest of you money in the bank…

Http://www.squidoo.com/best-cheap-gaming…

http://shop.amd.com/us/All/Search?NamedQ…

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Ga…

Hey, I enjoyed your question, I have worked as a technician most of my life, I hope I have helped you…
Good luck…

CompTIA A+ Certified Computer Professional

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Your Questions About Netbook Mouse Wireless http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/19/your-questions-about-netbook-mouse-wireless-10/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/19/your-questions-about-netbook-mouse-wireless-10/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 01:07:44 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/19/your-questions-about-netbook-mouse-wireless-10/

Mark asks…

what is a good laptop for me?

I’m looking for an inexpensive laptop, on which I can do word processing, run excel and access the internet via my wireless connection. I would need to manage my email on it, This would be a work computer. I wouldn’t mind if I could also plug in a remote keyboard and mouse (which I have). I wouldn’t be running games, watching video, or anything else. Any suggestions? I would like to spend as little as possible and still get a reliable computer. Thanks

steve answers:

You should get a NETBOOK if you do not mind 10″ screen.

Go for Dell Mini or Acer Aspire One or Toshiba NB2500.
Dell is the most expensive and will come in 450$. Others are much cheaper (as low as 250$)

Donna asks…

i have a logitech M515 wireless mouse and how do i conect the mouse to my laptop without using my small dongal?

please help

steve answers:

Hi nico
basically you cant mate….. The logitech M515 wireless mouse requires that dongle to communicate with your laptop…. Without it the mouse couldnt transmit the movements that the mouse makes
some peripherals are now avalible in bluetooth which is better since most laptops and netbooks support bluetooth and you can simply connect directly to the laptop/netbook without any need for any dongles or adapters
one such mouse is the “Logitech Bluetooth® Mouse M555b”( http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/miceandtrackballs/910-001266.html ) …and this uses a laser sensor for enhanced precision …. And from my experience i have allways found logitech products to be top notch
also check out the “Verbatim 49033 Mouse”( http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/miceandtrackballs/49033.html ) .. This is less expensive but still has all the features you expect from a bluetooth mouse…… And at £19 this represents excellent value
i hope this helps nico,any questions let me know
good luck mate and happy xmas !

Linda asks…

How long do netbooks last if well looked after?

how long do they last if well looked after

steve answers:

My first generation Acer One (N270) bought in September 2008 is running like new on the original XP installation (knock on wood.) It’s used every day, and is generally left (next to an armchair) on AC in standby mode overnight, for days at a time. There was only one warranty issue, a faulty power cord for the AC adapter. I use a wireless USB mouse instead of the little touchpad, keep it on a flat surface instead of my lap to avoid overheating.

I don’t keep the little 3 cell battery in the machine, but store it at room temp on 50% charge, and only cycle it every month or two except when travelling – on that basis it still has over an hour left, but most users probably use the battery more and it would normally wear out before year 2.

Ken asks…

what is the best netbook?

i’m planning to buy one and in need of recommendation. i need it to be long lasting and i prefer windows.

steve answers:

The one I have in front of me! An Asus 1000HE Atom 1.66Mhz (N280) 160Gb HD, Bluetooth, and 1GB of 667-bus ram (upgraded to 2GB!), WinXP Home and at a mere fraction of the price of that above Alienware! Oh yeah not to mention the 6-cell battery with up to 9hrs of battery life!

It’ll run anything I have and atm I have a 1 terabyte external drive running through it (along with a wireless mouse)

Joseph asks…

usb not recognized any wireless mouse on acer netbook?

i tired troubled shooting with ms usb shooter and it says no problems found how do i fox this i am running windows 7 and my wired mouse works with my netbook

steve answers:

Hello, Microsoft answer desk is free, give it a try and you will like it.
Http://www.answerdesk.com/ This is new and very good… Speak to Microsoft Certified Technicians Call 1-866-610-3132 Toll Free
microsoft-support.fixnow.us Here is the
old stand by http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/#tab0
Hey, I enjoyed your question, I have worked as a technician most of my life, I hope I have helped you…
Good luck…

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Your Questions About Asus Mini Desktop http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-asus-mini-desktop-13/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-asus-mini-desktop-13/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:07:54 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-asus-mini-desktop-13/

Jenny asks…

the new Mini notebook gaming?

would the new mini notebook play top of the line pc games very well? i know there is different versions of the mini, but would the 199$ one do it? if not, what is the cheapest one that will?
thank you

steve answers:

I think i know what you talking about, its one of the netbooks i beleive, no. Probably one of the best mini notebooks, (netbooks) for low cost is the asus 900 series (mine is the asus 900ha) and it costs 300 dollars, it can play world of warcraft at slow fps but thats pretty much it. Your NEVER going to play top of the line games (fallout3, crisis, orangebox, halo3, whatever) on a pc for 200$

if you want to play top of the line games, you must get a desktop pc (unless you feel like paying 3000.00 for alienware or something…)

Susan asks…

What’s better for hardcore gaming: laptop or desktop?

I am thinking of starting WoW again and right now i am typing this on my laptop that i use to use for WoW, it worked good, not bad at all actually but in LFRs it would freeze/sometimes crash. Before MoP i had 60+ fps which is insane considering that this is not even a gaming laptop, but after MoP it dropped to 15-45 fps sometimes even lower and in raids that does not help. I have also played on a desktop and i liked it because i could relax and put food on a shelf or something and eat while i raid, with a laptop i could lay in bed and be comfy but have to have cord constantly plugged in so it wouldn’t die. Also desktops are not portable but laptops are and if i go somewhere i might or probably would want to play WoW obviously i can’t bring a desktop with me but a laptop i can. I would also play for hours on end usually 40-50+ a week so it has to be able to maintain itself. I mainly want something that can give me 50+ fps in 25m raids which i know will be expensive probably but i have money. Please I only want answers from either hardcore gamers or veteran wow players who know a lot about the fps of the game/ect.

Thank you!… also looking for a guild veteran pally tank & destro warlock. they are my mains, also have priest, shammy, rogue, huntard, mage, you get the idea

steve answers:

Well you know desktop computers have come a long way too.

There is a little something called the mini-itx form factor.
Http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811345016 is a mini-itx case and they make mini-itx boards which are more then capable of supporting high end gaming builds (and they ahve things like built in wifi and bluetooth). The downside to mini-itx is alittle less overclockability on cpus (but they actually make boards which can like some of the asus with vertical VRM which are amazing).
But the biggest downsize to mini-itx is there is usually only one expansion slot, so you likely will not be able to buy/use a sound card.

Something like this is awesome board which can handle overclocking a cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132028
but wow isnt something that will need overclocking tho lol
but this board is still amazing none the less

use that and hook it up to a big 1080P TV and you can sit in your bed and play if u wanted, and its easily portable.

Michael asks…

is ASUS HD 6570 requires 400watt? my psu is 275w?

i have a SFF gx620 and i want to buy ASUS HD 6570 ,,, but my psu is 275w..

will it work fine? without any problems?

what if i get Asus AMD Radeon HD 6450??
does that require 400w? and will it work for my pc psu 275w?
MY pc is dell OptiPlex GX620
it has
intel pentium D 3.00GHz

steve answers:

Before you even get this far you need to check that your Dell will accept normal height graphics cards, these models came either as mini tower, desktop, small form factor(SFF), and ultra-small form factor (USFF).

The mini tower will accept standard height cards, the others only half height cards (desktop and SFF) or not at all (USFF)
The ASUS HD 6570 is available as a low profile card and this is about the only one that will fit your SFF case. The 400W recommendation is for the whole system including the card, this allows for the fact that the card itself uses 75W. The other problem is if you are planning to upgrade it, is to check that the PSU is standard ATX dimensions,- it may not be. Initially I would try without upgrading the PSU if you are lucky it make work.

HTH
David

Paul asks…

Whats a good laptop / nice small desktop for a decent price?

steve answers:

If you’re just looking for basic functions, try one of the new Mini-Notebooks offered by companies such as Asus, Acer, and HP. I’ve heard good reviews on the HP model, and you can customize it to your specifications. They are very portable and affordable.

I also recommend HP for desktops. I personally have the Pavilion Slimline. It’s a little bigger than you’d expect, but half the size of a regular desktop.

HP makes solid machines. They’re affordable and customer service rocks.

Sandra asks…

Good desktop for gaming? Read description?

I’m in the market for a desktop that isn’t just for gaming but is good for overall everything. I already have a monitor picked out so I just need the desktop. I want to play arma, dayz, battlefield, and a lot of simulators. Please give me some links or recommendations on towers. I was looking at an Asus, is it anygood? I’m looking to spend no more than 1000 dollars. I can’t put the link but the one I was looking at is an Asus with 16gb memory and a 2tb hdd. It was at bestbuy.com listed for 947.98 if you want to check it out. Thanks in advance everyone!

steve answers:

In the common brand names you know, almost always, the computer case is cheap with bad air flow and a top mount power supply. That power supply is minimal performance. The motherboards are custom and hard to get upgrade information about them. They never support crossfire or SLI. The graphics card is often either low end for the GPU used, or a custom one. Gaming is based on the graphics card performance unless bottlenecked by CPU or ram. Without looking, I can tell you it is not a great deal without further upgrades.

What you refer to is Asus Model: M51ACUS002S
i7-4770 is good, but note that the i7 hyperthreading does not help gaming (except crysis-3 or in recording gaming). The graphics performance is below entry gaming level as NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 graphics.
The GT 640 is a custom with 3GB RAM, but should be DDR3, so is useless extra ram.
It would cost $812 to build on your own and would get you a windows disk

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Hxzr

A high quality pre-built to order is $1059 plus shipping, and sales tax collected in California

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/vanquish.asp

It is not the highest performance for the price, but it is made from high quality parts.
The CPU is lower performance, graphics is a powerhouse for gaming in relative terms, and it is gaming optimized.
Buildup cost, $975 including an LED light bar inside the computer and an extra fan they include

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2HxS3

GTX 760 is slightly below GTX 670 (by 6%), but to get a compare to GT 640, I needed 2012 data which excludes the GTX 760

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/612?vs=598

That is the gaming difference of the Asus to Digital Storm Level 3

Newegg.com has some decent gaming PC’s pre-built of a lower quality of parts and construction as compared to the Digital Storm but at higher performance for the price.
Newegg collects sales tax in NJ, TN, CA

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&Subcategory=10&N=100019096%204021%204022%204023%2050081232%2050011210%2050012046%20600014730%20600014723%20600218180%20600337482%20600335268%20600483909%20600452224%20600373004%20600365527%20600478944%20600335668%20600478945%20600325632%20600453348%20600441838%20600300656&IsNodeId=1&IsPowerSearch=1&OEMMark=R,N

There are several decent choices.

Http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883258061

$1000 Avatar mini. Smaller HDD than the Asus, but has the GTX 760 and core i7. No bluray.
Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced case, and an ITX size motherboard.
It is an inexpensive case, but better than the asus.

If wondering about how a few choices compare that interest you, I can explain the difference.
Newegg almost always prices better than Best Buy.
You can get non-gaming and multitask performance here for a CPU:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

Gaming hierarchy:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html

The 947.98 is just over $1000 with tax.

Http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883229540

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883258065

and others hold to $1000 ceiling.

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Your Questions About Hello Kitty Pictures http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-hello-kitty-pictures-5/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-hello-kitty-pictures-5/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17:07:57 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-hello-kitty-pictures-5/

Maria asks…

how do u put pictures in the computer with a hello kitty camera?

steve answers:

Did you read the directions? My friend has a hello kitty digital camera. She said its just as simple as a regular digital camera

James asks…

were can i go in new orleans to get a hello kitty cake for my daughters 1st birthday?

i have visited several websites, but most dont offer pictures of a hello kitty cake and im worried that the detail will not be up to par.

steve answers:

Try Walmart they have everything and do a great job, or you can bring the picture you want and they can copy it to the top of the cake

Donna asks…

Who in her right mind would want to marry wearing a Hello Kitty gown?

http://www.romance-fire.com/2007/10/20/another-18-more-pictures-on-hello-kitty-wedding-1-wedding-video/

Isn’t that plain crazy, lol?

steve answers:

HAHAHAHA
no one in their right mind would marry wearing a hello kitty gown.
You may as well have unicorn decorated plates and dorothy the dinosaur cutlery
over and out =D.

Daniel asks…

Where can I find loads of pictures/photos of females with Hello Kitty accessories?

Websites? Forums?

steve answers:

Shall I puke now or later?

Helen asks…

URL to a really big picture of hello kitty?

I tried looking on google for a big image of hello kitty‘s face. Its for making this cake. Also, any suggestion or advice when making the hello kitty cake? It’s gonna be for my friend’s birthday (:

steve answers:

Http://blogue.us/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/hello-kitty-color.GIF

this is a really big picture of her face, and thats it, hope it helps :)

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Your Questions About Tablets Under 200 http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-tablets-under-200-7/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-tablets-under-200-7/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:08:05 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-tablets-under-200-7/

Carol asks…

How do you use 3G on a tablet?

I was considerin buying a tablet today, perhaps the Samsung Galaxy, it said it has 3G/Wifi, but how would it use 3G? Would you need a sim, contract or how does it work?

Plus if ylu could recommend a tablet under £200 that’s nice…

steve answers:

For 3G you would need a SIM – it could be contract or pay as you go.

Michael asks…

Looking for a good tablet or a reliable tablet brand?

A smartphone is not anywhere in my near future, so my next best option is a tablet. I’m looking for something to kind of mimic a smartphone- i.e. small, easily portable, app capabilities etc but just for wi-fi use. I want to stay under $200. Does anyone have suggestions of great tablets or good brands to look into? Everyone knows the Kindle and iPad and Samsung Note etc, but has anyone used any of the lesser known brands?

steve answers:

If you are looking in that budget. I would actually suggest a known brand for reliabilty otherwise you may end up in buying something which wont last for months.

I suggest you read this comparison between the most popular tablets in your budget:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&docId=1001069011&linkCode=ur2&pf_rd_i=1232597011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=1557096962&pf_rd_r=E1E93B81E3284ACC9FB5&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-leftnav&pf_rd_t=101&tag=bg_itr_a-20

The Kindle Fire HD IMO is the best option as you get features like:
- Dual WiFi antenna
- Digital Dolby stereo speakers
- Dual core processor
- Front Facing HD camera
- 16/32 Gb storage option with 1Gb RAM
- 1280*800 HD display @216PPI
- HDMI Out

Sandra asks…

Best Wacom tablet for a beginner in flash?

I’ve just started making flash animations and I want to buy a good Pen tablet to make them with. It would need to be under 200$ CDN but still good for animating. If you have any recommendations because you have used it or know a lot about it please answer!

steve answers:

From amazon
http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=148268-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957

Betty asks…

Can I buy a tablet to replace my laptop?

And if so, which is a good tablet? Maybe under $200? I hear the Kindle Fire is good but would it replace the laptop I have (its awful).
Thanks!:)

steve answers:

The kindle fire sounds good. It can do everything that a laptop can for the most part. I can’t tell you you if it would be better than your laptop since I don’t know what kind of laptop you have.

Mary asks…

Need some help in buying a graphics tablet?

Need some help from people who actually use these for producing graphical art. My daughter has asked for one for Christmas and will be starting a university course next year where she will need it. I would like to buy one for under £200 but have a bit of flexibility on price.

steve answers:

I saw one for the first time–I was in a Circuit City Store..and was wondering about getting better results on the MOUSE-side/well there were 2-models..USD(150-300)..I think standard and deluxe..look up the website of Circuit City for a PART#..www.circuitcity.com/

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Your Questions About Lenovo Ideapad http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-lenovo-ideapad-6/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-lenovo-ideapad-6/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:07:47 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-lenovo-ideapad-6/

Thomas asks…

Which laptop is better specwise, lenovo ideapad z560 or Sony viao f series?

I’m kind of leaning more towards the vaio but I want to see your answers.

steve answers:

Sony would be better. But honestly, macbooks are amazing, i have one and they dont get viruses they are not slow, theyre just great.

James asks…

Anyone know anything about the US release of the Lenovo IdeaPad S10?

I wanted to get the S10 in the deep blue finish and the official website states that it would be available this month, but I don’t see it anywhere. Does anyone know when that color will be made available?

Thanks in advance!

steve answers:

Well, the white and pink one are available at tigerdirect.com. I would say to keep checking there since they get new stuff every week.

Helen asks…

Is Lenovo ideapad a good laptop?

I am thinking about getting a Lenovo thinkpad (paticularly U460 or z560). I had never used Lenovo before and am wondering it it is as good as other PC’s. If you have ever had an experience with it- good or bad, I am happy to hear it.
Thanks.
ideapad, not thinkpad..sorry

steve answers:

Lenovo is good no matter what you buy. IBM hardware is solid no matter what you buy…it’s just some machines are more powerful than others. IBM machines typically last much longer than your typical consumer laptop or desktop, so much so that I still see people using older IBM ThinkPad machines still to this day.

Ruth asks…

Is the Lenovo ideapad y510 good?

So I’ve been sereosly considering getting this laptop I’ve heard its good for just about everything but mainly is it good for minecraft and call of duty because I’m starting a youtube and need a computer that’s good it has 8 gb of RAM and is upgrade able to 16 gb will this be good for gaming

steve answers:

Lenovo’s are very good machines.
Take a look at these rankings:

http://blog.laptopmag.com/best-worst-notebook-brands-2013/3

You need to look at the performance rating of the video card in the laptop and what the games recommend.

Lenovo, Asus, HP, and Samsung are the top 4 laptop brands. I wouldn’t consider any other brands.

Dell makes Alienware and they are not worth the money charged.
Acer makes Gateway. You’d have to pay me to use one of their machines.
Sony hardware has generally been good, but they are notorious for putting huge amounts of crapware/bloatware on machines and gathering information on their consumers without their knowledge or permission.
Toshiba has bottomed the rankings. Personally, I have used them and never had a problem, but that does not appear to be the case any more.

Lizzie asks…

Should I buy a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510?

I found a deal that after rebates I will pay $499. I will use my laptop for surfing the web, music, photos, watching dvd’s and working on and emailing my resume. Really just your basic stuff. Is this a good buy??

steve answers:

Absolutely!!!

Lenovo laptops are actually IBM Thinkpads who’s rights were bought out by Lenovo. Now these laptops are no joke, they are what we IT specialists refer to as Commercial grade. There are 2 grades, Commercial and Consumer.

Consumer = Low End Affordable (Disposable) units geared to gain sales for stock statistical value.

Commercial = High End, Reputation building machines for fortune 500 companies who contract the PC firms to outfit their company with new models every 5 years. So these machines MUST hold up in order to secure the next term contract.

Lenovo, almost everything is Commercial grade! You would do well to nab it. And look at it this way, at least in 5 years, you’ll have a nice gift for a friend when you buy your next laptop.

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Your Questions About Laptop Cases For Girls http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-laptop-cases-for-girls-7/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-laptop-cases-for-girls-7/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:07:38 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-laptop-cases-for-girls-7/

James asks…

Teen Girl Wishlist Canada!!!?

Hi!! Im a canadian girl looking for somethin to put on her wishlist for christmas! Im 14 and im no where close to being spoiled or anything. I know its a wishlist so i can ‘wish’ for watever i want but this year i want to put realistitc things! i’m preppy/girly but i have a lot of different looks in my closet! i dont like clothes, i have a laptop, ipod and phone. any other ideas? much apprecieateeedd! thanks so much guys!

steve answers:

How about these♡-
-phone or iPod cases
-case for you laptop
-maybe some laptop games
-bow and arrow♡♡♡
-iTunes card for your iPod
-uggs
-Colored contacts
-if you wear glasses maybe get some contacts or new glasses of your choice
-room deco’re..Paintings, mirrors, posters. Etc
-speakers♡
-new blanket
Some funky awesome pillows
-moolah$$$
-puppy-etc
-straightner or curling iron..
-Hair products
-bracelets
That’s what I thought of in 30 seconds. Your welcome-xoxo

Ken asks…

GOSSIP GIRL SHOW BAG!?

Hey guys, i was just wondering if any of you know how big the laptop bag is that is included in the gossip girl show bag from the royal melbourne show 2010? Im going to the show tomorrow and the show bag is $25 so i don’t want to purchase the bag and then get it home and my laptop not even fit in it. If anyone knows, please tell me! Thanks :)

steve answers:

I checked the showbag on the Royal Melbourne site, googled the laptop bag (Gossip Girl Neoprene Laptop Bag) and I found this quote:

A stylishly, fashionable neoprene laptop bag can accept a laptop or notebook computer with screen sizes 10 – 17-inches in diameter, either to be carried on its own, or slipped inside a laptop case, messenger bag, or backpack so no one will none the wiser that you’re carrying a computer.

From: http://www.neoprenelaptopsleeve.org/

Michael asks…

do girls like gamers?

steve answers:

In my case, yes I love my nerdy boyfriend :P . I like them because instead of going and getting drunk and ‘getting’ with girls, being a stereo typical guy, they will be by you, so if your on the laptop they can play the xbox, and have cuddles. In my experience my gamer lover is the best boyfriend I have had so far. I really dislike dudes who party a lot so it is nice to have a boy who I can buy a game and it makes him happy :P

Sandy asks…

Which MacBook laptop case do you like best?

I can’t decide on which one to choose

1. http://www.colcasac.com/macbook-sleeve/the-federale-macbook-sleeve/
or
2. http://mac-case.com/Leather%20Site/MacCase%20PL%20Sleeves.html

which color do you like for the leather case

steve answers:

For girls the red one
.
For guys the leather one
.
I like the leather one not just cause I am a guy either
.

Mark asks…

Where can i find(online) an hp new windows 8 laptop cover case for girls?

all i can find is macbook hard cases. not a laptop case when your traveling, but i mean like a case where u can snap it on to make it look cool. for girls , it can have butterflies or just pink or something. plz help

steve answers:

Only you know the size (11 through 17inches), so you are on your own.

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Your Questions About Tablet Android Apps http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-tablet-android-apps-5/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-tablet-android-apps-5/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:07:52 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/18/your-questions-about-tablet-android-apps-5/

Ken asks…

How do you get apps on an android tablet?

i have the pandigital planet

steve answers:

From the market place application. If you dont that certain app look for one similar that has appstore in its name or something

Mary asks…

Does the BlackBerry PlayBook Run Android Apps?

Does the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet run Android apps? And if so, how well?

steve answers:

According to RIM Playbooks are supposed to be running Android Apps before end of Oct (pushed out from the Summer).

I ran the beta (early-stage) version of Android on Playbook and found that it ran well with the apps i tried. I’m looking forward to seeing what the final version looks like. Hopefully RIM doesn’t take too much longer since the delay is hurting RIM and Playbook’s reputation.

Betty asks…

Android Apps to make Samsung Galaxy tablet a phone?

I bought this tablet withthe idea that it would replace all my other devices (ipod , laptop etc.) and the only thing that it doesnt replace is my phone, which is fine but Im traveling overseas and it would just be easier to carry round one thing :)

So are there any apps (free or paid) that will let me send and recieve txts or phone calls

steve answers:

Sipdroid or GrooVeIP (both are VOIP apps) along with the Google Voice app.

Lizzie asks…

How to get apps on your Android tablet ?

steve answers:

Frm android market

Sandy asks…

What Android apps (for tablets) should I get?

I recently got an Asus eee pad transformer tablet to substitute bringing my laptop to school.
For a college student, what apps would ya’ll recommend me getting that would be useful to use in a college setting?

Stuff like Microsoft Office/Excel, or whatever else you all think is cool! :)

steve answers:

There’s a free App store called Getjar which offers free (and legal) downloads of apps that would usually cost money on the android market. From that site the more useful programs would be; Smartoffice plus (basically a microsoft office style setup) and Wikipedia Pro.

Other than that I’d say to just pick up a basic memory booster/task killer, a file explorer and then any media or entertainment services you’d like.

Without knowing what you’re studying those are the best I can offer. There are a huge amount of apps available though from advanced tablet drawing apps to geology tools.

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Your Questions About Sony Vaio Laptop Reviews http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/17/your-questions-about-sony-vaio-laptop-reviews-13/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/17/your-questions-about-sony-vaio-laptop-reviews-13/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:08:04 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/17/your-questions-about-sony-vaio-laptop-reviews-13/

Mary asks…

Are Sony Vaio laptops good?

I like the laptop a lot and my last laptop which was a HP broke after 3 years. I know that these laptops are usually quite expensive but I’ve been saving for a while but I’m not really sure about the laptops themselves because I’ve seen some other questions about this laptop and some are bad and some are good so I was wondering whether or not to get it.

steve answers:

You can read annual surveys:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2020725/apple-macbooks-lead-in-laptop-features-and-reliability.html

http://www.pcworld.com/article/244419/laptop_reliability_and_satisfaction_macbooks_rule.html

and see reports

http://www.rescuecom.com/news-press-releases/Computer-Reliability-Report-2013.aspx

and check reviews of particular models by googling the model.
You can look up CPU power

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

and graphics performance if interested on that:

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html

You consider a brand at a price point. Just as comparing a $30,000 automobile with a $20,000 one is not a fair comparison, you need to consider a price point or small price range to see what is available.

Sony, at a price point, tends to have good keyboards and LCDs. They used to have very good audio, and reviews might show that. They have a good software package included in most of their laptops. The quality record now is “variable”. There are people that swear by and praise the laptops, and those they swear at the laptops and call them total junk. In general, at a price point, the CPU and graphics processor will be a little lower.

I group laptops in two tiers.
Lenovo Ideapads and Thinkpads, HP Envy and Elitebooks, Samsung and Asus over $450, Toshiba business lines, Dell XPS Latitude and Precision, and the higher priced Sony tend to belong in the upper half.

Lenovo Essentials, HP Pavilion, HP-Compaq, Acer/Gateway, just about any laptop under $350, Toshiba Satellite, Dell Inspiron
all belong in the lower half

Anything else takes more research for a model record.

Paul asks…

Is Sony Vaio generally a good laptop?

Is it? Or tell me whats a good computer for sims 3. N stuff.

steve answers:

The Sony VAIO N series is a bit of a new page in the playbook for Sony. The VAIO N is a 15.4” widescreen notebook that can actually be called a budget level notebook, in the past we haven’t seen Sony go after cost conscious customers. The VAIO N is squarely targeted at consumers that want a stylish and suitably powerful laptop just for around the home. This review will investigate whether that goal is achieved.

Mandy asks…

Which laptop should i get, a sony vaio or a dell xps?

im looking to spend between $1000-1600

steve answers:

I would go with Dell.

At that price range, Sony tends to be way more overpriced for what they put inside of it. All you’re usually getting is a name and a fancy case. Sony sells some laptop with the some setting at $1000, but Dell might offer a similar/better setting for a few hundred dollars cheaper.

On that point, both are reliable names, but Dell has the advantage in terms of selection and price. You have many more options to customize your Dell and select warranty options in comparison to those offered by Sony. Plus, they have a great support website that is better tuned for the PC user than Sony’s.

However, if you really have your eyes set on a Sony, be sure to compare prices and check reviews to make sure you’ll be satisfied with the product and attracted by the price.

Ruth asks…

plz give me a review of sony vaio nr17g?

steve answers:

Visit the following links for better /good review

http://www.interweb.in/sony/2135-sony-vaio-vgn-nr17g.html

http://www.cnet.com.au/laptops/laptops/0,239035649,339284730,00.htm

http://www.zdnetindia.com/index.php?action=pro_overview&prodid=13719

Ken asks…

Which is better? Sony – VAIO Laptop VGN-CS215J/W or HP TouchSmart tx2-1020us?

I’m buying a laptop and I can’t decide within this two.

steve answers:

There is really no BEST laptop brand as manufacturers all have produced “Gold” and “Lemons” in their time.

Most answers will tell you to buy “THIS” or “THAT” brand because it is the best, just remember that it is the best for THEM not for you.

Most people will tell you of a best “brand” but their actual answer is based on the MODEL they have not the entire brand and you should not judge a company by ONE model as they make hundreds of them.

This being said, here is how to do more precise research to find the best one for YOU:

The first step is to get information on the laptops that you are interested in and, as a second step, to search online at web stores (like Amazon or similar) or at retail shops (BestBuy, staples or similar) for the best deals on the ones you would really like to have based on your search.

This way, you get the best working laptops at the best prices.

As laptop specs change often, it is good to get non-vendor/non-partisan/non-groupie information so you should do some checking on these review/guide sites to help fine tune your search.

At each site, start by checking those two models and then compare them with others (and against each other) by choosing different options using boxes and drop down menus to customize the search and get what you want in your laptop ( there is even a way on some of those sites to look by inputting the price you are willing to pay to minimize the impact on your wallet ).

Your time will not be wasted (after all, you get all this from the comfort of your home) and you should find something to your liking and budget.

Stop 01 here: http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/?tag=hdr;snav
Stop 02 here: http://www.pcworld.com/products/computers/laptops.html
Stop 03 here: http://review.zdnet.com/filter/laptops?categoryId=3121
Stop 04 here: http://www.notebookreview.com/

Good luck on your research.

P.S.: By the way, I own a Dell ;) but it’s an older model (2002) on the way out soon (to be replaced by a still unknown brand as I will be doing research).

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Your Questions About Tablets Computer Art http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/17/your-questions-about-tablets-computer-art-7/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/17/your-questions-about-tablets-computer-art-7/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:08:05 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/10/17/your-questions-about-tablets-computer-art-7/

Charles asks…

What is a tablet (Art wise)?

Computer and art wise. I’ve just heard of them…I looked them up and when I saw them they looked really sophisticated and cool. It’d be great if I could have some information on them.

steve answers:

It’s basically another peripheral like a mouse. The tablet itself being square, has points on it that corresponds to points on the screen, when you press the pen to it, it’s like a mouse click, and when you draw, you’re basically pressing and dragging the pen around to click the mouse like you would while drawing with a real pen. You can get tablets big or small, it doesn’t matter. The cursor will still show up on the screen where it is on your tablet.

I own both a tablet and a tablet pc (I’m on it now) Tablet PC’s you can draw directly on the laptop screen. Also, if you invest in any tablet, make sure it’s wacom penabled. They are basically the leading manufacturer of tablets and they have drivers that enable pressure sensitivity and more penlike usage.

Jenny asks…

My computer will not allow me to open art programs (Photoshop, SAI, MSPaint, etc) or install my tablet? Help!?

Ive been like trying to download my art programs onto my computer and whenever I try to use the installer it will go ‘unable to install please click quit’. It’s only happening with these art programs and also with my tablet installer. My tablet is an intuos4 and it had been working yesterday :(

Please help! My computer is a Windows 7 btw :)

steve answers:

Try to find an antivirus to solve the problem i think and im sure its a virus problem or its preferable to reserve your data on a cd or usb and format the computer :)

Lisa asks…

Getting better at art on computer?

Well I bought myself a Wacom tablet to start drawing on the computer with Photoshop.Using the tablet is so different! Any tip/ tutorials, HELP! XD

steve answers:

Http://www.drawsum.com – inspiration and practise in one.

Sandra asks…

Which one is Better? (ART TABLETS)?

I would Like to Know which Tablet is better, the Intuos5 –> http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/45066-pth-450/k0-c is more expensive but smaller, and the Fun Pen and Touch –> http://www.scorptec.com.au/computer/43733-cth-670/k0-c is cheaper and bigger in size. I just want to know why, as in what features does the Intuos5 have that the Fun pen and touch doesnt . :D

steve answers:

Fun pen and touch

Sandy asks…

If I wanted to draw art on the computer would I need to use a…?

WACOM Bamboo Pen Graphics Tablet? Is that the best one to use.

Thanks.

steve answers:

Yeah, the bamboo pen tablet is a great tablet for starting out. I’ve had a wacom tablet for years and have never had any problems with it. You can draw with a mouse but the tablet has a lot of advantages like pen pressure to control line thickness or brush opacity. Drawing with a mouse can also really hurt your wrist… :(

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