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What to look
for in a new
HOW ANCIENT IS your laptop? Is it the size of a dinner platter? Is the LCD
on the verge of a twitchy collapse? Faced with the prospect of buying a new
notebook PC, your biggest question should be, How will you use the notebook? Will you be traveling? Is it for work, for play or both?
Mobility. Between work and home, you need a notebook PC that works
wherever you do. Long battery life is a must-have; sometimes it’s not easy to
find a power outlet when you’re out and about. Internet connectivity is fundamental, as is having flexible options to make the connection. Wireless connectivity is especially important if you frequently inhabit coffee shops and airports, but the option of having a wired connection is handy too. Ultimate flexibility comes with the capability to use cellular phone networks that connect to
the Internet when there isn’t a hot spot around.
Readability. Working with documents and graphics frequently demands
a top-drawer screen that has clarity, brightness and color reproduction that
is easy on the eyes.
Today’s advanced technology can provide brilliant colors, sharp contrast
and crisp pictures. The high brightness level of a display means that black
tones appear richer and deeper while white tones remain brighter. Graphics
and text are displayed clearly, and colors appear more lifelike, providing a better representation of true colors than a standard LCD display or a standard
Entertainment. Life isn’t all about work. When the day is done, whether
you are traveling or relaxing at home, entertainment is a great way to
unwind. A built-in DVD player is yet another reason to look for a superior
LCD screen for viewing DVDs and home movies. You can enjoy your