Top 10 Laptops Under 600
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I asked about a touchpad last night now I'm wondering about any in general. I'm really thinking about investing in a tablet for notes and what not. I have a nice laptop but it's big, 17". I'm wondering what you guys think is the best. Money isn't a huge issue but I don't need a really expensive one. I say like 600 tops. I like having two cameras and all the fancy extras. I know about the HTC flyer for notes but it's kinda small. I'd prefer slightly bigger like 9 or 10 inches. Thanks!
Oh yeah and I'm studying petroleum and/or civil engineering. Still deciding.
Ehhh idk bout the ipad. Doesn't Apple pretty much control all apps and everything?
Yes, Apple exerts high levels of control. They also achieve high levels of fit and finish on their products, but it sounds like you'd prefer the more open approach of Android tablets, which also happen to have much better cameras than the iPad. That's certainly fine. Here are some other considerations...
For overall value, the ASUS Eee Transformer (TF101) has surprisingly good specs for under $400: Android 3.1, 10.1 inch 1280x800 IPS (like iPad, but bigger and higher resolution) display, up to 9 hours of battery life (16 hours if optional dock added), optional ability to dock with keyboard, 1 GHz Tegra 250 ARM CPU with 1 GB RAM, good array of ports (mini HDMI, SD, micro SD), preloaded Polaris Office 3.0 for editing documents (.doc), spreadsheets (.xls) and presentation (.ppt) files. Note, though, no 3G (however people report success in tethering it to smart phones). Adding the optional keyboard doc would put this in your $600 price range.
[I don't think these are right for you, but I'll mention Windows 7 tablets just in case: Windows OS compatibility or a digitizer pen is important to you, go for the ASUS Eee Slate or HP Slate 500. The biggest differences between those are that the ASUS has a better display (12.1 inch AFFS 1280x800) than the HP (8.9 inch TFT 1024x600) but is larger, heavier and more expensive.]
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the thinnest (0.336 inches) and lightest (1.25 lbs) the big-screen (greater than 9 inch) tablets.
If high-end video recording is important to you, consider the LG G-Slate or BlackBerry PlayBook, both of which can record at 1080p. The still cameras on those devices are pretty good too: G-Slate has Dual 5 MP rear cameras and a 2MP front camera; PlayBook has 5MP front and 3MP rear cameras.
If cellular service is important, you may want to consider which tablet your favorite carrier supports:
Verizon:Galaxy Tab 10.1, iPad 2, Xoom, and Galaxy Tab
T-Mobile:G-Slate, Streak 7, and Galaxy Tab
Sprint:PlayBook and Galaxy Tab
AT&T:iPad 2 and Galaxy Tab
None:Eee Slate, Slate 500, TouchPad, Thrive, Eee Pad TF101, Iconia Tab A500, Archos 101, Archos 70, and NOOK Color
On a college campus, you'll probably have great WiFi connectivity, however, so you might want to save both the initial extra 3G charge and the recurring monthly 3G fees.
"Poli" a CPU is to remove the IHS (integrated heat sink) for the processor. Because of manufacturing variations, the processor IHS may be slightly concave or convex. The result is an irregular contact with the heatsink that degrades cooling with a moderate margin.
If you are an enthusiast who likes to overclock, lick your processor is a very good idea. Not only is the least expensive cooling upgrade may be, it is most beneficial when you look at the price / performance. The additional cooling, even in May you can overclock your better processor due to air conditioning.
In this guide, I shot a Intel Q6600 G0. Before filming, I was able to overclock the processor to 3.2Ghz temperature maximum load is 70A ° C for Core 0 and 69 ° C for Core 1. Ideally, you want to keep CPU temperature below 70A ° C. After rolling, the maximum temperature under load has been reduced to a 62 ° C for Core 0 and 57 ° C for Core 1, a maximum decrease of 12 ° C - a very big difference! Because the temperature has dropped much, I was able to bump the voltage CPU even more overclocking the CPU at 3.4 Ghz.
Refine your processor is very easy and requires very little skills. All you need is 600 and 1000 sandpaper, are commonly found in your local auto parts or hardware ACE.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that you discharge static electricity before touching any computer component, particular processor. Electricity Discharge may permanently damage computer parts. To answer you, something metallic touch Like the case of your PC, or use a wrist strap to ground.
You can use sandpaper higher grain such as grain in 2000 to complement the copper the CPU in a place almost as a side mirror. However, this approach is completely uneccessary and provides no performance gain, but only for cosmetic purposes. The left image shows the CPU after it has been folded sandpaper of 1000 (sorry for the inconvenience)
Install the CPU and the application thermal paste as usual. You can also turn your heat sink, using the same process. It is probably no help cool your CPU as much as licking, but probably will increase, however.
Originally posted 2010-02-02 06:08:53.