Archive for March, 2012

How to removing the Dell Latitude E5400 and E5500 Fan03.28.12

CAUTION: Before you begin the following procedure, follow the safety instructions that shipped with your computer.

1. Follow the instructions in Before Working on Your Computer.

2. Remove the bottom of the base assembly (see Removing the E5400 Bottom of the Base Assembly or Removing the E5500 Bottom of the Base Assembly).

3. Remove the two M2.5 x 8-mm screws that secure the fan to the base of the computer.

4. Disconnect the fan connector from the system board connector, and remove the fan.

1. M2.5 x 8-mm screws (2), 2. fan connector, 3. fan

NOTE: This procedure assumes that you have completed the removal procedure first.

5.  Align the screw holes on the fan with the holes on the base of the computer.

6. Replace the two M2.5 x 8-mm screws to secure the fan to the base of the computer.

7. Connect the fan connector to the system board connector.

8. Replace the bottom of the base assembly (see Replacing the E5400 Bottom of the Base Assembly or Replacing the E5500 Bottom of the Base Assembly).

9. Follow the procedures in After Working on Your Computer.

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Asus A32-k72 Battery Overview and Tips03.26.12

How to increase your asus a32-k72 battery life in emergency situations?

1. Unplug all USB devices and remove CDs.

2. Turn off Wi-Fi when not in use.

3. Disable Bluetooth.

4. Lower your screen brightness and turn on high-contrast mode.

5. Turn off backlit keyboards.

6. Close messaging software and apps that ping the internet in the background (such as Skype).

7. Minimise hard drive usage (searching for files).

8. Prevent scheduled tasks from running (such as updates or computer scans).

9. Close unnecessary programs (see icons in the dock), right click on each and close/exit.

The asus a32-k72 battery Specification:

Volts:10.8V

Capacity:4400mAh

Color:Black

Cells:6 Cells

Fit Models:

  • Asus X7BS
  • Asus X7BSN
  • Asus X7BSV

Compatible Part Numbers:

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HP G62 Information and Review03.21.12

Quick Specs

Screen Size: 15.6-inches
Processor: Intel Core i3-370M, Celeron 900, Celeron T3300, Celeron T3500
Graphics: Intel HD or Intel GMA

Good

  • Good range of ports
  • Decent screen
  • Large hard drive

Bad

  • Drab design
  • Poor 3D performance

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The G62 doesn’t exactly set the heart racing when you first clap eyes on it.  Nevertheless, unlike Toshiba’s Satellite Pro C660, the chassis does feel very solid. We reckon it’ll stand up to some long-term abuse. Also, although the matte finish is drab, it’s less likely than some other finishes to show up scratches. Rather than opting for a keyboard with isolated keys, as seen on Apple’s MacBooks, HP has instead gone with a more traditional set-up. Still, the keys are flat and have a raised centre, so they feel similar to those on an isolated keyboard when you’re tapping away on them. We’d prefer the keys if they had slightly more travel to them, though.

The HP G62 is difficult to get excited about. It’s not a bad laptop but, compared to some of its slightly cheaper rivals, it comes off second best.

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Review Dell Vostro V13 Notebook03.15.12

The V13 is one of Dell’s Vostro range of small-business notebooks, though you wouldn’t know it to look at it. Its extremely slim exterior, with design elements borrowed from the Dell Adamo Thirteen, brings a touch of style to the dull business arena. The newcomer hopes to offer increased productivity and security, and is equipped with the latest technology. Find out how successful it is in our comprehensive review.

Case

Tightly packed insides

Thin aluminium sheet instead of the usual plastic

The case is made almost completely of aluminium, which strikes us as highly unusual given the price of the laptop. It is the kind of high-quality material you would expect to see on expensive portable computers like the Apple MacBook Pro or the Dell Adamo. The V13 is only a few millimetres larger than record-holders such as the Apple MacBook Air, the Samsung X360 or Dell’s own Adamo Thirteen.

Connectivity

The layout of the ports, in our opinion, has been perfectly successful, with audio ports for a headset positioned on the front, card readers on the side, and all other connections on the back. This is perhaps slightly less convenient for adding and removing peripherals, but it leaves your work area less cluttered.

Keyboard

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Lenovo ThinkPad T60 Review03.13.12

The Lenovo ThinkPad T60 series is the first ThinkPad to be released with the new Intel Core Duo processor. The ThinkPad T-series can be thought of as the flagship of the ThinkPad brand, it’s squarely targeted towards business users and professionals.

Design and Build

The ThinkPad T60 is a premium product with a durable build. For somebody that travels a lot or relies on their notebook to earn a livelihood, the difference between a sub $1,000 starter notebook and a premium workhorse is obvious. The ThinkPad T60 stands out with its durability via choice of components, very sturdy case material and a strong protective chassis. You pay a lot more for these features of a T60, but if you’re on the road, away from support, and miss a time sensitive opportunity because of hardware problems — you might just wish you had spent extra dollars for a better built notebook such as the T60.

Screen

The ThinkPad T60 under review is a 15.0″ variety with an SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) and has what Lenovo calls “FlexView” technology to provide very wide viewing angles. Often notebook screens can suffer from color distortion if viewed from angles that deviate from perpendicular viewpoints (straight on and level) — the cheaper the LCD the worse the viewing angle.

Heat and Fan

The T60 is cool running, very cool running in fact. After playing Doom 3 and running 3D benchmark applications the T60 fans didn’t even kick in. The back area where the fan and vents are got a bit warm as they pushed the heat out, but certainly not uncomfortably warm or anything. The fact that there’s an extra heat vent now on the back where the parallel port used to be probably helps quite a bit to dissipate heat.

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