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Donald asks…

Why did AT&T block the feature of the front camera for the Samsung Captivate?

The Samsung Galaxy S (which is the Captivate) has a front facing camera to do video chatting, but AT&T blocked this feature. I personally believe if they would of unabled it the Samsung Captivate would of been a WAY better cell phone then the Iphone 4g.

steve answers:

The UK and one or two of the US versions of the Galaxy S have front facing cameras and flash. At&t had theirs removed so that it wouldn’t compete with their prized iPhone 4.

Laura asks…

Which data plan would I need for the Samsung Captivate?

I’m planning on upgrading to the Samsung Captivate next month and I know I would need a data plan but I don’t know if I should get the 200MB or the 2GB data plan. I have wifi at home and I would only be using it a few times a day.

I have heard that some apps use the Internet in the background so you have to be careful with that.

steve answers:

Just get the larger plan.


Kasey C, PC guru since Apple II days
11 Android Camera Replacement Apps Reviewed
http://hubpages.com/t/13a9b9

Richard asks…

Is there a phone that is similar to the Samsung Captivate?

I am getting a Samsung Captivate, it will come out on July 18th, carried by AT&T. It runs Android 2.1, and I want to see what it’s like. Is there a phone that I can watch a review of that runs Android 2.1? Or is it not the same at all, and different with each phone? Thanks for your help!

steve answers:

The samsung captivate is at&t’s version of the samsung galaxy s which came out in europe a few weeks ago. They are the same base phone but i believe it does have a front facing camera that the captivate will not have, they look different too but run the same os, same screen super AMOLED, same processor etc

Robert asks…

How to set up voicemail for samsung captivate?

my samsung captivate rings and rings and never goes to voicemail when people call. i don’t know how to set up voicemail so when i don’t answer people can just leave a message. anybody know step by step how to set this up?

thanks :)

steve answers:

Sure… Do you want #1 Free Basic Voicemial…….. Or #2 Free Visual Voicemail…….

#1)… Open your keypad and press and hold the # 1……. Listen to instructions….. And walla.. All done….

Option #2)……. Go to the maket… Download Fusion Visual Voicemail…. Once downloaded and installed, open it… Follow instructions…. And walla…

Inbox me or tweet me (see below) if you have any issues on #1 or #2

good Luck

Sandy asks…

How to talk my parents into letting me get an iPhone4/Samsung Captivate for my birthday?

I really need a new phone and I want to upgrade to a smartphone’(:
How can I talk my parents into letting me get an iPhone4 or Samsung Captivate?
Which phone would you prefer?
By the way, I’m a Freshman Girl :P

Pleease & Thankyouu(:

steve answers:

This is how you do it. You say, parents, I need a job, will you help me get one? I need a new phone and I want to start being responsible and start learning about reality now and not wait until it’s time for me to get out of the house. That way, mon and dad, I will appreciate my phone more and it will not need an upgrade as fast as it has before when I have to pay for it. I love you mom and dad. Thanks for the advice. That’s all it takes and you will have your parents loving you so much that they may get it for you anyway. But don’t miss the point that I made about independence. You will never regret getting your own job and buying your own stuff.

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Your Questions About Most Unique Laptops http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-most-unique-laptops-13/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-most-unique-laptops-13/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:07:40 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-most-unique-laptops-13/

John asks…

Are sager laptops reliable?

They have some really amazing graphic card options for less when compared to alienware and asus. So are they a reliable brand? Why aren’t they reviewed by pcmag and cnet? will it last for like 4 years?

steve answers:

No It is Ok
Toshiba
If you are looking for low cost, high performance laptops, Toshiba is one of the best laptop brands to opt for. They have delivered one of best netbooks in the form of Toshiba Mini NB305 and one of the best laptops in the form of Toshiba Satellite E205. One of the most innovative laptop brands, Toshiba is a good choice when you want to make a budget choice. Even if it’s not the cheap laptop brand (2010), it certainly offers many products in the low cost range.

HP
HP was and still remains one of the biggest and best laptop computer manufacturers in the world. HP is a pioneer when it comes to bringing about innovation in laptop technology. It scores in terms of performance but has seen a dip in popularity due to its lackluster customer support. It’s the only laptop computer manufacturer company that can supply you with custom made products according to your requirements. HP still remains one of the best, despite a large amount of competition from other brands. The sheer range and variety of products makes it one of the most unique laptop brands.

Dell
If you want to buy a quality product and price is no issue, then Dell remains one of the best choices. The reason why it’s the best laptop brand 2010, in terms of quality, features and performance is its reliability. The Dell Vostro and Studio lines are some of the best in the business with a great combination of features, geared towards top performance. It is tough to single out one as the fastest laptop brand (2010), but it could be a Dell product with its power packed features. With this, we reach the end of best laptop brands list for 2010.

Sandy asks…

Which laptop brand is the best .?

steve answers:

HP
HP was and still remains one of the biggest and best laptop computer manufacturers in the world. HP is a pioneer when it comes to bringing about innovation in laptop technology. It scores in terms of performance but has seen a dip in popularity due to its lackluster customer support. It’s the only laptop computer manufacturer company that can supply you with custom made products according to your requirements. HP still remains one of the best, despite a large amount of competition from other brands. The sheer range and variety of products makes it one of the most unique laptop brands.

Dell
If you want to buy a quality product and price is no issue, then Dell remains one of the best choices. The reason why it’s the best laptop brand 2010, in terms of quality, features and performance is its reliability. The Dell Vostro and Studio lines are some of the best in the business with a great combination of features, geared towards top performance. It is tough to single out one as the fastest laptop brand (2010), but it could be a Dell product with its power packed features. With this, we reach the end of best laptop brands list for 2010.

Joseph asks…

What is the Best brand for a laptop?

I want to get a laptop but im not sure which brand name to get. Im thinking Dell or Toshiba? How long have you had ur laptop/computer?

steve answers:

HP
HP was and still remains one of the biggest and best laptop computer manufacturers in the world. HP is a pioneer when it comes to bringing about innovation in laptop technology. It scores in terms of performance but has seen a dip in popularity due to its lackluster customer support. It’s the only laptop computer manufacturer company that can supply you with custom made products according to your requirements. HP still remains one of the best, despite a large amount of competition from other brands. The sheer range and variety of products makes it one of the most unique laptop brands.

Dell
If you want to buy a quality product and price is no issue, then Dell remains one of the best choices. The reason why it’s the best laptop brand 2010, in terms of quality, features and performance is its reliability. The Dell Vostro and Studio lines are some of the best in the business with a great combination of features, geared towards top performance. It is tough to single out one as the fastest laptop brand (2010), but it could be a Dell product with its power packed features. With this, we reach the end of best laptop brands list for 2010.

Robert asks…

About IP address . Does each laptop has a unique IP number ?

Somebody stole my friend laptop … I wonder if I can find it through the IP address on internet …. I think that the internet provider allocates an IP address number , but each laptop has a unique IP . Does anyone knows if the manufacturer knows the IP of each laptop ???…..Its a TOSHIBA …

Thank you

steve answers:

The internet connection has an IP address – the laptop uses it.

The laptop’s internet adapter has a MAC (Media Access Control) address (2 of them if it has a wired and a wireless adapter), but you can’t trace that on the internet, only if you can find the computer.

Helen asks…

What is the world’s best smallest laptop?

steve answers:

Sony has some pretty unique small laptops, The new UX Micro is small and pretty interesting way of collapsing. It’s about 1.2 pounds.
Sony’s Ultra-Portable (TX) line is also pretty neat with Wireless (WIFI), Bluetooth and WWAN. A number of executives i used to work for bought up ‘em like hotcakes because they travelled a lot. The XBRITE screen is also pretty easy on the eyes. It’s about 2.5 pounds.

Http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_BrowseCatalog-Start?CategoryName=cpu_benefits_1&Dept=computers

The next best is probably the Dell line. I like the X1 a lot. It’s only 2.5 pounds as well.

Http://www.dell.com/content/products/results.aspx/notebooks?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&~ck=anav&a=14~0~40&navla=14~0~40

Good luck!

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Your Questions About Tablet Android http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-tablet-android-7/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-tablet-android-7/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:07:47 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-tablet-android-7/

Mary asks…

if i change my nookcolor into a full android tablet can i change it back?

I’ve been seeing online that i can hack my nook color into a full android tablet but if i do am i able to have go back to being a nook color?

steve answers:

Yes, IF YOU DO IT RIGHT!!

I wanted to stress that point because there are many, many companies online that tell you how to do it or that sell their method which roots the internal memory of the Nook. They claim it is safe, legal, and works better.

I can tell you that 1. It immediately voids your warranty, 2. It can easily damage the internal memory of the Nook making it worthless!!

That being said, there is a way to do it that does NOT void your warranty and that is completely legal!

If you use a micro SD card with Android running on it, then you can root it without affecting the original Nook OS. Basically, when you boot up with the card in, you have the fully functional Android Tablet. When you take it out, it is back to the way the Nook was before you used the card. It is really that simple.

Go to this website to learn more. Www.Nook2Android.com If you decide to buy the card from them, they include a ton of extras, such as dual boot, Netflix hack, Hulu, Angry Birds, Pandora, and many, many more!! They have a ton of great feedback, amazing customer service, and a ton of fans on Facebook that can tell you how great they are!!

Good luck!!

Lizzie asks…

why are android tablets so cheap?

and why are android table good to ,not good to have . what are the best tables because i don’t want to spend Alto of money .don’t want to buy a Laptop
things i want it to do
1 get internet access
2 take pictures and do i really need a tablet if i have the SAMSUNG galaxy s3
my mom is buying the SAMSUNG galaxy s3 and i might buy a tablet i wont all Yale input

steve answers:

Android tablets are cheaper than the iPad because you aren’t paying for the Apple logo on the back.
IOS does have a sleeker user experience and more app support, however the price tag does not reflect the hardware capabilities compared to that of an Android tablet.

My pick for this year so far would be the Nexus 7. It’s a decent size, a fantastic price point, and excellent hardware inside. Because it’s a Nexus (Google branded), you know it’s good quality.

Please be extremely wary of *very* cheap tablets such as those from Chinese companies or other unknown brands. These will usually fall into the $100 price range. They are not worth your money. You may only want to browse the net and take pictures, and this is what they can do, but they will be sluggish, they won’t have the proper Google Play market, and they will usually have an outdated version of Android. They will probably never receive Android OS updates either.

If you need a bigger screen than the Nexus 7 then consider the Samsung tab range. Excellent quality for the price.

Whether you feel the need to have a tablet as well as an Android phone is totally up to you.

Nancy asks…

question about ANDROID TABLETS PLEASE are they any good?

Hi i was just about to buy a kindle for my mum, but then saw this android for £110, can you download a kindle app on this tablet??

are they any good?? do you need a monthly subscription like the i pad or can you just use it with out any monthly payments,

She will only really use it for reading books and maybe while out and about using it in MacDonald’s or the library or something for browsing the web

Whats the connectivity like and are they easy to use does the touch screen work?? also does any one no of uk shops that sell them thanks a lot of questions there sorry

steve answers:

ANDROID TABLET PC FLYTOUCH 2 1GHZ GPS CAMERA

http://www.itabletpcshop.com/Android-Tablet-PC-Flytouch-2-Google-TabletPC-Gravity-Sensor-GPS

Processor: Infortm X220 ARM11 1Ghz

Operating System: Google Android 2.1

RAM: 256MB DDR2

ROM: 2GB (Upgradable to 8-32GB)

External Memory: Supports up to 32GB TF Cards

Display: 1024×600 Resolution, 10”LCD Screen

Buttons: Power On/off, Front-side Back Button,Home and Menu buttons on the side

Input: Resistive touch screen, Virtual keyboard

G-sensor: 3 sides G-sensor

camera: 3.1M pixtel

Audio Input: Built-in Microphone

Audio Output: 3.5mm Earphone Jack, Built-in Speaker

Extension Devices: mini usb

GPS XN203

Power Adapter: 9V 1.5A

Battery: 3800mah

gravity sensor

———————
ZT-180, 1GMHZ Andriod 2.1 10” Touch screen Tablet PC

http://www.itabletpcshop.com/Android-Tablet-PC-Google-Best-TabletPC-ZT-180

Very easy to play games、 internet、 movies、wifi etc..

Charles asks…

Apple IPad or Android tablet?

I’ve really been wanting an iPad so for Christmas my boyfriend is looking into it, but we came across the android tablet shopping today and its definitely a more reasonable cost and does all the same things and iPad does I’m sure? The employee at best buy says the tablet, so my question is which one? Is the tablet really just as good as the iPad?

steve answers:

I have an Android tablet (Acer Iconia A100, a year old), and an ex of mine had an iPhone 4S that I played with a lot. Honestly, they’re both capable of largely the same things except that Flash isn’t compatible with iOS, nor do they have expandable memory with MicroSD cards. Some people find the iOS easier to use; personally I found it a pain. Android is a lot more customizable and just feels less limited and rigid in how it functions.

The one thing I felt his iPhone had over my tablet was the better looking screen, but considering his phone had Retina (i think that’s what it is called) and my tablet didn’t, it wasn’t so much a big deal. His phone was brand new, and my tablet was among the last to be sold with Android Honeycomb on it.

I can readily suggest the Acer Iconia tablets, the newer ones are much nicer than the one I purchased a year ago. I believe Nexus tablet and Asus Transformers also have good reviews and reliability.

My major suggestion in this though is seriously to go to a store, play with the iPad and an Android tablet, and see which you prefer. One isn’t really better than the other; it really, really boils down to preference.

Joseph asks…

Best 10.1″ Android Tablet?

What is the best Android Tablet out day? And latest version of Android out?

steve answers:

Samsung galaxy note pro is the best tablet in the market and it is the latest tablet in the market. It is the best because of its impressive specs that no other tablet has higher than this tablet in everyday. It battery life, screen resolution and other specs cannot be compared with any other tablets. No one can beat this. It is expensive but it's worth. Starting at $749 for 32 GB model, while 64GB model will cost $849. If you like your tablets to come with LTE, the Pro 12.2 will be available through Verizon Wireless.

If you want to look for its specs and want to compare it with other tablets go to phonearena.com. Once you go there, type Samsung galaxy note pro. There will be two option review and just it's specs page. If you go one the specs page you can look at its specs and even compare it by clicking on compare button.

I hope that this will help you.

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Your Questions About Acer http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-acer-12/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-acer-12/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:07:46 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-acer-12/

Donna asks…

Acer SensorTouch Technology?

just bough an acer monitor and it says it has “Acer SensorTouch Technology” anyone know what theyre talking about? its not a touchscreen

steve answers:

Acer SensorTouch is an advanced sensing solution that takes advantage of capacitive technology. When the finger touches the surface of a capacitive device, a high sensitivity sensor automatically detects the contact, even the lightest tap, and executes the command or function in seconds. In developing SensorTouch technology, Acer has made dedicated sensitive tests to ensure soft-touch operability.
A power saving solution, Acer SensorTouch controls allow effortless use and navigation of the display settings. The SensorTouch intuitive controls give the display a smooth and streamlined look, for an overall sleek and polished aspect, while sequential LED illumination when the monitor is turned on enhances usability and adds an appealing visual effect.

That’s what i found basically it means the buttons are really sensitive, so that the monitor looks nice and streamlined i believe.

James asks…

Who makes Acer computers?

Who is the actual manufacturer of the Acer Laptops

steve answers:

Acer ( www.acer.com ) is based in Taiwan. Currently Acer comes under Top 5 branded PC vendors in world.

Main products are Desktop (Aspire series ), Notebook (TravelMate series ),Tablet PC series ,Aspire series ,Extensa series ,Ferrari series, Personal Digital Assistant, Server & Storage, Workstations, Monitors.

Its based in Sijhih City, Taipei County, Taiwan. It employees around 39,000 people.

Initially the company was called Multitech, which was founded in 1976, and was renamed Acer in 1987

Michael asks…

Acer laptop compared to others?

Need inputs on Acer laptops as compared to Dell, HP or Compaq laptop.

steve answers:

Acer is one of the most trusted brands in the world, but unfortunately it cannot compete with HP. For me, it is on the same level as Dell, and acer can raise its standards. Almost all of their laptops are reasonably priced and are of great quality. If u are ready to spend big, the acer ferrari series has the potential to become as good as Hp. This is my table –

1) HP
2) Acer
3) Dell

All acer laptops caome with warrantyes as good as Hp, and most of all the same specs ie vista, ram, hdd, cpu, etc

William asks…

do you use a acer pc?

are the acer computer reliable/any good (not laptop)
what is your opinion on them please?

steve answers:

Acer are now the second largest producer of computers in the world so they can’t be all bad. I have had an Acer laptop for 5 years (the same one) and have four Acer PCs at the office that we bought three years ago for the staff to use. Although replacements we will be buying shortly will be custom built these Acers have given us no trouble at all (Vista however is a different story) and I would certainly reccommend them

Helen asks…

best Acer notebook lesser than 24000?

Hi,
I would like to buy a Acer Notebook(as i heard they r best in notebook segment), I have got 24K for this. I need a notebook with Good display resolution(otherwise i may get headache) ,RAM ,Camera….and a good service.Please suggest me with correct model No,your suggestion matters !!!

steve answers:

Acer Aspire One costs only 14000 rupees : http://delhi.quikr.com/ACER-ASPIRE-ONE-MINI-NOTEBOOK-W0QQAdIdZ74932667

Acer Aspire 4310 Price – 24,000/-

http://www.priceindia.in/laptop/acer-laptop-price/

See that web site for complete Acer price list

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Your Questions About Netbook Computers http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-netbook-computers-9/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-netbook-computers-9/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:07:42 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-netbook-computers-9/

Robert asks…

Are the Dell Netbooks good to use in college?

I need a laptop for my senior year, but I want one that I can use in college as well. I don’t want to spend a lot of money, so I was looking at the Dell Netbook PC computers. However, would a netbook be able to store documents and notes for my classes? I’m trying to find something that has a good price, yet will be able to run a program like OneNote. If you don’t think a netbook will work, please give me other suggestions. Thanks!

steve answers:

Dont waste your money on a netbook, the dell site starts selling netbooks for 299, that is a waste considering you may need a dvd drive for your classes. If you absolutely dont want to spend an extra 50-100 bucks, then try this laptop from bestbuy. Its 299.
Http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+Aspire+Laptop+/+AMD+C-Series+Processor+/+14%22+Display+/+2GB+Memory+/+250GB+Hard+Drive/2842569.p?id=1218355789348&skuId=2842569&st=amd c-50&cp=1&lp=1

Ken asks…

Log me in Hamachi is not letting other wifi connect?

I am trying to get Hamachi running on my little netbook computer. This netbook can only connect to one network at a time, but when Hamachi starts up, it takes up the wifi spot which means I can’t connect to the internet to run Hamachi. Any help?

steve answers:

No idea….sorry dear…. :( :(

Linda asks…

how to download word and excel on netbook computer?

just got a new netbook computer, and got excel and word 07 about 6 months ago for my old computer.
I know want to download this on my netbook computer but of course i cant do this, as there is no disk drive.
How can i get powerpoint and excel and word on my new computer

steve answers:

Download the trial version from Microsoft and use your install key from your CD to register it.

Http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/default.aspx

Michael asks…

Desktop and wireless internet help please?

I have a netbook computer and I had wireless internet installed. The router was built in to my internet box from the company. My mother is here now and is trying to hook up her desktop to my internet. She tried running a cord to the box and the telephone line. Im clueless about desktops, so how can I hook her up to my internet?

steve answers:

Not sure what kind of router you have but most desktops do not come with wireless. If you want to go wireless get a USB “N” adapter, install the drivers and away you go. If you have extra LAN ports on your router, run an Ethernet cable to one of the LAN ports and ther other end goes to the desktop, ONLY one phone line to the DSL router, do not run a phone line from your moms desktop to the DSL router – Ethernet ONLY or Wireless

Regards

Mark asks…

Has anyone bought an EZbookPC netbook advertised for $179?

I just saw this advertised in the newspaper for $179 and when I looked in Google, there are lots of hits for it. I wonder if anyone out there has bought one and if so, what do you think of it? I would be interested in it if it is a decent little netbook computer.

steve answers:

It only has a 2gb hd which isnt enough. For 50 or 100 dollars more you can get a small laptop with 160gb and 1 gb ram not 256. I bought a acer on sale for 230 with xp it has 160gb hd 1.6ghzprocesor 1 gb ram. It is a awesome little pc. In fact when i was younger my desktop was slower with little memory and this little laptop smokes it and cost way less.

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Your Questions About Cheap Laptops At Best Buy http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-cheap-laptops-at-best-buy-8/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-cheap-laptops-at-best-buy-8/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:07:37 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-cheap-laptops-at-best-buy-8/

John asks…

What is the cheapest way to get windows xp on 5 laptops. All of them need to have legitimate licenses too.?

I have purchased several cheap laptops, they just need an OS. XP seems to be the best option for them because they are pretty old. I want to buy several keys for XP but I can’t really find a cheap price on the pretty out dated OS. Is there any discount on buying multiple licenses or anything of that nature?

steve answers:

I save some money by buying 3-packs (tigerdirect). Perhaps there is a 5-pack. (OS installs with multiple licenses).

Edit: OK. I went to look. Tigerdirect doesn’t sell XP anymore, but you can find it still from other sources. Just use your favorite search engine and start shopping.

Susan asks…

Is there a laptop I can buy for the purpose of upgrading the graphics card?

I want to play games like DayZ that have high spec. requirement. Can I buy a cheap laptop and hook up high end graphics ?

steve answers:

No point. You’d be wasting money, because the CPU wouldn’t be able to handle it.

Might as well build a new desktop PC.

Robert asks…

What brand of laptop would be best for me to get?

I asked my mother to buy me a laptop for Christmas, and nothing else. No clothes, nothing. She still thinks the $550 laptop I picked out costs too much, but if I go any cheaper, it will not do what it is I need it to do! And we fight over THIS desktop now as it is. Get me a cheaper laptop, I might as well stick with this old thing. Help?

steve answers:

Sometime you can find acer of compaq laptops at bestbuy for 399 os 499. Im getting a laptop for christmas that cost $550 but im paying for all but $250 of it

Helen asks…

What am I supposed to look for when purchasing a laptop?

Hi,

As you can tell from the title, I have never bought or taken interest in a laptop before and, well, now I need one. But I don’t know what to look for.
I have a highly limited budget of £500 and I have found a website called “Laptops Direct” which has cheap laptops, making my choice even harder!
Could anyone give me any tips on which laptop to choose; I would be even more grateful if you could recommend me a laptop within my budget.

Thanks in advance.
Please, I want tips, not websites!
I’m using it mostly for storage and surfing the Internet. And I like using several programs at once.

steve answers:

I recently bought a laptop so I totally sympathise with your researching headaches. If you go to the shops you find that the better brands i.e. Toshiba and Sony will be above and beyond your budget, however you can get great technology from a decent brand within your budget at Dell.

I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 6400 and it was £500 and has great technology and power.

For my money I got:

Intel Duo Core Processor (the best on the market at the mo)

Intel Centrino technology (so its wifi ready),

2048MB 533MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x1024], so its got very large memory so your laptop will run faster and thus powerful enough to run the Vista Home Premium it comes with, with ease.

Hard Drives
120GB (5400rpm) SATA Hard Drive – large hard drive for your music, Operating System, files etc

Check out this link:

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspn_6400?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1

The only draw back is that it is quite heavy, however like you I had a budget and light weight laptops are really expensive.

Hope this helps.

Jenny asks…

how to unlock a laptop with administrator passwords an a username?

i bought a cheap laptop off a friend an it seemed like a great idea cuz i always wanted one. but never the less it has a ton of needed passwords to sign in. how can i just reset the whole system with out buying anything it doesn’t have a disc drive so i cant just do the windows restart thing. i just want to restart the whole thing with out having to pay please help me ive had it for too long just sittin in my closet.

steve answers:

Just learn from others how to reset windows password.
Windows Password Reset 7.0 :

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A0oGky.GMRNLS7wA7P5XNyoA?p=www.resetwindowspassword.com&fr2=sb-top&fr=yfp-t-701&sao=1

one second is done.

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Your Questions About Notebook Mouse Computer http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-notebook-mouse-computer-12/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-notebook-mouse-computer-12/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:07:43 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/19/your-questions-about-notebook-mouse-computer-12/

George asks…

Will the mouse pointer motion speed be the same as long as I choose a mouse with the same DPI?

I have a Logitech BT58 wired mouse that has 400dpi right now. I’m looking into getting a wireless mouse for my laptop, but the previous wireless mouses(especially notebook sized mouses) I’ve used have a sensitivity that is really high. I know I can manually change the sensitivity in the Control Panel, but I want to find a mouse that matches the current one I have right now so I can be comfortable switching between using the mouse and the touchpad.

steve answers:

With most new mouses for computer out there come with their own software now adays.When you install the new hardware/software it should bring up a window to let you comfigure it.That would be the best way and less stressful way of doing it.Once you configure it to your needs you should be able to switch between the laptops touchpad and the mouse with no problem at all.Computers OP systems are pretty smart now and will remember the settings of the devices you have set.

Michael asks…

Could I play Battlefront or some other computer game on a Gateway notebook?

Okay, I am looking at a Gateway notebook, and just out of curiousity, was wondering if I could take a PC game and play it on the laptop. It has the specifications the game requires, but is that enough?

steve answers:

The graphics is likely to be the limiting factor so make sure that it exceeds the base requirements of the game.

You will need to attach a mouse as most games are impossible to play using the touchpad.

Charles asks…

Why wont the right click on my mouse work on the internet?

I might have mistakenly disabled it somehow. It works fine on everything else except the internet. And its not just certain websites, its all of them. PLEASE HELP!

I have an hp notebook with windows 7

steve answers:

This happens to me sometimes so i restart my computer and it usually works. Hopefully this works for you

Laura asks…

what does an Ipod do? Someone was saying why get a laptop or notebook?

When an ipod does it all with a touch screen, so you do not even need a mouse.
Takes movies, pictures and is a phone, connects to the internet and even stores information.
How much of this is true?

steve answers:

The guy must be talking about the ipod touch, the other ipod models can only play music and video.
The iPod Touch is kinda of like a PDA, which is basically a handheld computer that can fit in a pocket.

It can connect to the internet, store information, play games, etc.
I should mention that the iPod touch’s internet does not support flash or java, so no playing Youtube videos or browser-based web games.

As for the phone part, If it is online you can you VoIP software to call people. One example is Skype.

Granted, I don’t have an iPod touch and its limitations are not going to make a replacement for a computer ofr me.

Sharon asks…

How do I test signal strength and distance on a wifi network?

Sometimes some of the computers seem to be slow. Thanks.

steve answers:

Right mouse click on your wireless connection in the system tray and select status.

Walk around the property (including the backyard) with your notebook and watch the signal strength indicator. When the indicator registers zero you are out of range. The signal strength will vary over time but the test will still give you a firm idea of where you can receive a strong signal.

It will not work for a desktop (no battery).

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Your Questions About Asus Mini Desktop http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/18/your-questions-about-asus-mini-desktop-15/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/18/your-questions-about-asus-mini-desktop-15/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:07:51 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/18/your-questions-about-asus-mini-desktop-15/

William asks…

Best Mini Laptop……….?

i want to surf on the move..email……..msn………and watch youtube…………will linux allow me to do this….also what are the advantages of a desktop xp over linux

steve answers:

Best = best screens, battery life, best keyboards?
Samsung NC10

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/6791660/Samsung-NC10-Intel-Atom-N270-1-6GHz-1GB-160GB-10-2-Windows-XP-Home-Netbook-Black/Product.html

Asus EEE PC 1000

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=24474&category_id=784&manufacturer_id=0&tid=eeepc1000h-w008x

MSI Wind

http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=27664&category_id=706&manufacturer_id=0

but if you are on a tight budget look at the acer aspire one

Jenny asks…

Proper Power Supply for an ASUS M4A78LT-M Motherboard?

So I purchases an ASUS cm1630 desktop with the intent of upgrading it overtime. I dropped 16gb of ram in, and now I’d like to move onto an actual video card and off of the on board graphics.

However, to do that… I need to upgrade the power supply first. And I now realize that I know virtually nothing about power supplies. The motherboard is an ASUS M4A78LT-M and to the best of my knowledge I need something that supports PCI express 2.0, and has a 24pin main connector, and a single 12v rail???

Anything I’m mistaken on or have overlooked? (Other than wattage, which I should only need about 400 – 450w at the very most.)

steve answers:

Power supplies come in several physical sizes and multiple wattages.

That’s a uATX m/b but the case looks like a mini-tower. I’m not sure a full size ATX power supply will fit into it, so you’ll have to measure the existing power supply and find one that is the same physical size.

Then you’ll be able to deal with the power output [watts].

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your maker’s specs page is: http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=LuKyOQkkOBGfC1Di

it says you have a 300w psu now — that’s fairly common for uATX power supplies, AND you still need to measure the existing to make sure it’ll fit.

There’s a psu sizer app on the left side of this page: http://www.newegg.com/Store/Category.aspx?Category=32&name=Power-Supplies which will help determine the wattage you need. Input the parts you want to have in the future, and then run again with the ones you have now.

If you can’t get a big enough psu into the space available in the box, this product is how you end run that issue: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817104054

Laura asks…

is there a windows device equivalent to mac mini?

that plugs into a screen via HDMI
something portable = the size of Mac Mini

steve answers:

Most modern desktops are safe to move around, and quite portable. I would look for products intended for offices as these are usually small. If this helps, you can try looking for an Asus EEEbox, Also dont forget you can bootcamp macs to install windows. Good luck :)

Michael asks…

Good Gaming Desktops $500-$700?

So I’ve been looking around on the Internet to try to find a good gaming desktop that i can buy. I am just now getting into pc gaming. I currently have a Toshiba Satellite laptop that is not made for gaming. I have bought games like Amnesia, ARMA 3, Chivlary, etc that all require a better pc. I have been looking and have found a Cyberpower pc desktop. Can anyone please tell me any other good Gaming desktops that can play the games above? all help is appreciated…

steve answers:

I would recomend building one . Here is the stuff you would need:

-Cooler Master HAF 912 – Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow ($60)

-ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard ($55)

-Gigabyte Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport Crossfire ready Graphics Card GV-R777OC-1GD Rev2.0 ($100)

-Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX600) ($50)

-Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775 ($150)

-Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST ($22)

-4 pack of cooling fans ($12)

This all ads up to a total of ($449)

Charles asks…

Dell vs asus vs MacBook pro?

Ok I had a dell m1530 laptop and its gone to crap I never had an asus before or a MacBook Pro before but I never EVER want a dell again :( I’m using it for gaming and making videos and stuff I’m going to install and ssd in whatever one i get so YEH here are the dell products that failed after a year

Dell m1530 laptop keeps turning off after a while I scanned and it ain’t a virus

Dell vostro 1720 wouldn’t do anything right

Dell Inspiron mini omg I never want to go through what happened on this laptop THINK HAPPY THOUGHTS HAPPYYYYYYYYY THOUGHTS D:

Dell 720 can’t really say its bad just a bit slow

I also used my mums acer when I was around 7 it was like a touch type thing where you had a pen its really old though and it even made my mum rage

I also had a desktop before the xps 720 it wasn’t that
Bad at all although it ran windows xp

S what do you think is right for me I do graphics designing video making gaming and youtube stuff and script games I’m thinking about MacBook Pro but yah plz tell me what you think

steve answers:

I have used Dells without any problem for years, so I like Dell. Asus I have also and no problems at all, they are very good PCs. About Apple I do not have and will not ever have any product from them. I am not talking about the quality of the products (Ithis, Ithat, etc.), but of the commercial stuff. They use different formats, so that you have to buy from their shops, the products are over priced and there is much more software for windows PC than for Apple.
At the end this will be your personal choice and ASUS is a good brand.

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Your Questions About Hello Kitty http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/18/your-questions-about-hello-kitty-6/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/18/your-questions-about-hello-kitty-6/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:07:58 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/18/your-questions-about-hello-kitty-6/

Lizzie asks…

How can I make my room a hello kitty style ?

I want to make some hello kitty curtains, and lamp ? xD Yea, I only have like $30 dollars to spend, and a Targets gift card for $10 dollars.

I want to make my own hello kitty lamp :) Is there a way ? Like buy a white lamp, and paint it or whatever ?

steve answers:

So all together you have forty dollars! This is at target and you can use your gift card and about 5 dollars!

Http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/182-1868346-3554031?asin=B0008GGAZ0&AFID=Froogle_df&LNM=|B0008GGAZ0&CPNG=&ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001

Now you have about 25 or 24 dollars!

You can put this on your bed with a pink bedspread!

Http://www.google.com/products/catalog?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&q=cheap+hello+kitty+stuff&show=dd&cid=7343580888856615807&ei=SAAYTMrSJaHQiQSE4KWtAg&sa=title&ved=0CAwQ8wIwATge#p

now you have about 20

http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Kitty-Stickers-1-Sheet/dp/B000FBQ882

you should have around 19 now

http://www.amazon.com/Hello-Kitty-White-Sticker-Decal/dp/B001O4S828/ref=pd_sim_t_2

now about 17.50

http://www.ecrater.com/p/5847361/sanrio-hello-kitty-wall-rack

now 8.65

Donald asks…

Where can I find hello kitty phone cases for my samsung galaxy indulge?

I’ve searched the web & can’t seem to find any hello kitty cases. All sites I find wind up directing me to another samsung galaxy phone other than the Indulge. Please help.

steve answers:

Try my friend’s website. Iheartwireless.com and if u can’t find any, contact her and she will do them for u.

Donna asks…

Where can I find Hello Kitty car seat covers in Melbourne?

Does anyone know where I can find Hello Kitty car seat covers in Melbourne, I’ve had a look in a couple of kmart’s and auto barns with no luck.. Ebay isnt really an option as they mostly come from tawain and I left it to the last minute for this bday present..

Thanks for any help!

steve answers:

I know for a fact Target has them. Target has a bunch of Hello Kitty stuff.

Charles asks…

Where can you buy hello kitty on the web?

I live in the UK and its hard to find decent and large varieties of HELLO KITTY stuff. Its my birthday soon and my parents want to see some things i would like and i love hello kitty. Any site suggestions would be helpful (paying in pounds instead of dollars would be nice!) but preferably over sized shirts, clothing and room accessories.
PLEASE HELP!

steve answers:

Sorry, idk about the pounds instead of dollars, but here are a few sites where you can buy stuff in dollars!

Http://search.hottopic.com/search?p=Q&ts=custom&lbc=hottopic&w=hello+kitty&cm_mmc=CJ-_-Search-_-google-_-General&AID=10550188&PID=1552053&SID=YPKdp7cu-CID-1232082540-search&gclid=COe0ure6h6ICFZdL5Qod5E-8UQ

http://ww1.glimpse.com/query.php?query=hello+kitty+apparel&cm_mmc=google-_-Toys_search_broad_1-_-clothing-_-hello+kitty+apparel&acc=GlimpseWW1-Other_2&guid=-145510329&creative=1305289867&gclid=CODVuYO7h6ICFQLG3AodgHSTVQ

If you scroll down, you will find a list of some hello kitty room items:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/syltguides/fullview/GIY0LK7737UK

hahah, this girls whole room is hello kitty .. Video:

* just keep googling stuff and im sure youll find what your looking for :)

Michael asks…

How many hello kitty shops are there in the world?

How many hello kitty shops are there in the world?

steve answers:

Email here to ask.

Customercare@sanrio.com

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Your Questions About Tablets Comparison http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/18/your-questions-about-tablets-comparison-7/ http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/18/your-questions-about-tablets-comparison-7/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:07:42 +0000 steve http://laptopsunder500bucks.com/2014/11/18/your-questions-about-tablets-comparison-7/

Steven asks…

Is the Nexus 7 a better tablet in comparison to the blackberry playbook?

I am thinking of getting a blackberry playbook since 2.0 seems very good but the nexus 7 also has very nice features. Which ones better and why?

steve answers:

Which is better?
The blackberry playbook
the thing is the nexus 7 has been having too many problems many users have been reporting that there nexus 7 has dead screen pixles,screen flickering,and the breaking of its back cover even though it didnt fall or get hit
the playbook is an amazing tablet and offers more features than the nexus 7 does
first you have better battery life
second the screen on the playbook is enjoyable to look at the colors look amazing and everything seems vivid and real on it
third on the playbook you have dual cameras while on the nexus 7 you have only a front facing camera
the dual cameras on the playbook are capable of capturing full 1080p HD videos
while the front facing camera on the nexus 7 can only capture 720p videos
you have true multitasking on the playbook
you can open a shoot a video and then play a game when you come back you see that it would still be shooting the video while the multitasking on the nexus 7 is boring and limited
os2.0 is amazing on the playbook and better than android
the playbook will soon be upgraded to os2.1 which is even more amazing and will bring many extra new features which will make the playbook even more amazing
hope i helped :)
tell me what you decided to get
and if you got any question you can email me at spieleranswers@outlook.com

Carol asks…

What is the difference between a Bamboo Pen and a Bamboo Pen and Touch?

Can you give me a side by side comparison?
I would like your personal comments and opinions.

steve answers:

Bamboo Pen & Touch combines the benefits of Multi-Touch with the comfort and precision of Wacom’s ergonomically-designed pen.

With multi-touch, you use simple hand gestures and finger taps to move around your desktop, scroll through documents, navigate the web, zoom in and out of photos, and rotate images. And because the active area is larger than traditional mobile devices and laptop trackpads, it’s comfortable and natural to use. Speaking of comfort, a pen tablet can help if you’ve experienced wrist pain from prolonged computer use.

Need precision? Pick up the pressure-sensitive pen to edit photos, create personal greetings, make sketches, and mark up documents in your own handwriting.

Using Bamboo is easy-even if you’re new to the touch experience. The included tutorial will teach you how to use simple hand gestures to move around your desktop, make selections, and complete other tasks on your computer. You can even customize your Bamboo experience by assigning your own shortcuts to the four ExpressKeys™.

Bamboo works with your existing computer: desktop or laptop, PC or Mac. And it’s an incredible value with the included software: Adobe® Photoshop® Elements and Nik® Color Efex Pro™. Sleek and black, the tablet makes for a stylish addition to your workspace. Attach Bamboo to a standard USB port, set it comfortably by your keyboard, and let your intuition guide you.

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Bamboo Pen gives you everything you need to enjoy pen input. Start using the pen to edit, mark up documents or collaborate with others. Doodle, sketch and personalize your materials. Or use the pen with Corel® Painter® Essentials, which is included in the box to get you started painting and making digital art.

The ergonomically-designed pen fits comfortably in your hand, and the tablet’s textured work surface makes you feel like you’re working with a pen on paper. Speaking of comfort, a pen tablet can help if you’ve experienced wrist pain from prolonged computer use.

Bamboo Pen is a smart solution for anyone who strives for clear, visual communication. Write with digital ink, mark up documents and presentations with your own handwriting, draw quick sketches, and explore your creative side.

Bamboo Pen works with your existing computer: desktop or laptop, PC or Mac. Sleek and black, it makes for a stylish addition to your workspace. Attach Bamboo Pen to a standard USB port, set it comfortably by your keyboard, and let your ideas flow.

Mark asks…

How to delete screens on my tablet?

I’m using the Polaroid PMID800 tablet, and I can’t figure out how to delete the extra screens? I don’t have a whole lot of stuff, so I only use one of the screens.

steve answers:

Not all “home” app allow removing additional screens. If it’s not in settings, it’s not possible. You may need to download one of the other launchers.

Http://kschang.hubpages.com/hub/Droid-Home-Replacement-App-Comparison

Sandra asks…

What are the differences between the Wacom Bamboo Splash and the Connect?

I’ve been searching the internet for a comparison–a /valid/ comparison–but I can’t seem to find one.

steve answers:

The Wacom Bamboo Splash and Bamboo Connect are the EXACT same thing :)
In different places in the World they call the Wacom Tablets different names (confusing)
In America they call it the Wacom Bamboo Splash and in Asia-Pacific (like australia) they call it the Wacom Bamboo Connect.

Sharon asks…

What type of analgesic can I take if I’m also taking baclofen?

My wife is taking baclofen 10mg. She takes 1/2 tablet three times daily. I was wondering, what type of pain reliever can she take whenever she needs to? We forgot to ask the doctor about that. I checked online, and found out that Ibuprofen interacts with baclofen in a bad way, but I could not find anything about acetaminophen or aspirin or other types of pain relievers.

steve answers:

There are three classes, I guess you could call them, of analgesics (or pain killers). Aspirin has the most interactions in drugs and is only recommended for adults. NSAIDS are next. These include ibuprofen, naproxen, and ketoprofen. They still have interactions but are safer to use in patients. Children at a certain age can even take ibuprofen and naproxen. Acetaminophen has the least interactions and pregnant women can even take it. Acetaminophen is the safest analgesic to use because it works centrally in the body, not peripherally like the other two.

Here is what I found on Lexi-Comp a professional pharmacy database:

Summary Ibuprofen may enhance the adverse/toxic effect of Baclofen. Severity Moderate Reliability Rating Poor

Patient Management No action required.

Discussion Case report. A baclofen-stable patient (20 mg three times daily) experienced signs and symptoms of toxicity within 3 days of initiating ibuprofen therapy (600 mg three times daily).1 The cause of the observed events is unclear. Ibuprofen may have caused renal dysfunction which in turn may have reduced baclofen elimination. This is only report implicating such an interaction.

I searched two other databases, Clinical Pharmacology and Facts and Comparisons and it said that there were no interactions between the two.

I checked all three and not one of them came up with a drug-drug interaction between acetaminophen and baclofen. So if she is concerned about taking the ibuprofen have her take acetaminophen. If you still have concerns, I would contact your doctor.

Good Luck!!!

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