Monday, April 28, 2008

Panasonic Toughbooks

Panasonic recently produced their new line of laptops called the Toughbook. They were designed to be a laptop you could take anywhere, mostly built for those on the go workers who needed their laptop in the field as well as in the office. They have magnesium alloy casing and a shock-mounted hard drive to prevent harm when dropped or banged around, which is great for laptops that are constantly being transported from place to place. The keyboard and touchpad are spill resistant to prevent sticky keys and water damage.

Toughbooks allow you to take your technology to the field without risking your data. Also available with Windows Vista.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Dell Revamps Laptop Line

Dell LaptopHaving fallen behind in the market share of laptops, Dell has decided to completely revamp and redesign their laptop line. Dell expects to increase their laptop portfolio by 50% and become a major competitor in the industry. As part of this, Dell has decided to remake the Vostro Laptop Line and has introduced two new models. The 13.3 inch Vostro 1310, and the 15.4 inch Vostro 1510. Dell has also redesigned its Vostro 1710 laptop as part of their process and push for more mobile devices.

The laptop market is one of the fasting growing industries right now with the desktop industry being nearly static. Technology is moving more towards mobile flexibility and one of the hottest items on todays market is a temporary laptop rental. With Dell announcing their new laptop line we expect to receive many requests for Dell Laptop Rentals.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

HP's Smallest Ultra-Portable

HP 2133 Ultra-Portable LaptopJust off the assembly line is HP's brand new Ultra-Portable laptop called the HP 2133 Mini-Note PC. With this new laptop HP has decided to take the concept of Ultra-Portable to the next level by building a laptop that weighs less than 3 lbs meaning it can go anywhere you go. This laptop also comes equipped with a high-resolution 8.9-inch monitor and integrated Wi-Fi technologies with optional Bluetooth wireless technologies. Another interesting fact is that these models come with a 4 GB Flash Model to allow fast and easy data transfers.

We believe this Ultra-Portable Notebook makes a great addition to our already diverse selection of notebooks and laptops. The HP 2133 Mini-Note PC is mainly tailored towards business professionals who want the freedom to work anywhere without having to carry around heavy piece of equipment or something that is bulky. With the ability to stay connected anywhere and its sturdy all-aluminum case this laptop makes a perfect traveling partner for the business person who's constantly on the go.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

3 Tips to Speed Up Your Laptop

Its a bummer when your laptop is running sluggishly and applications take forever to load. It could be that your laptop is old, or maybe the system is just being bogged down. Luckily, there are several ways to help get your laptop back up to speed that dont require taking it to the laptop repair shop down the street where the guy charges you some exorbitant fee. Here are a few tips to help you speed up your laptop.

1. Add more RAM - Adding more RAM is usually the first-choice option for speeding up a computer. More RAM allows you to run more programs at once without your laptop running sluggishly or locking up. Its probably best to have at least 1GB of RAM; 2GB is becoming more of a standard (especially for Vista). Adding RAM may not decrease your boot time, but usually will launch programs faster and allow you to run more programs simultaneously without problems.

2. Disk Defragmenting - Defragging your laptop every so often (depending on how often you use your laptop) is a good idea. Defragging your drive helps increase system performance because it organizes fragmented files that are dispersed across the drive. So instead of the hard drive's head searching around for files, it will know where to find them. This will decrease boot time and help launch programs faster. Defragging your laptop is easy:
Click Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Defragmenter.
Just let your notebook sit for awhile until its done.

3. Lose the Start Up Programs - When you boot your laptop, you probably have a lot of other programs launching automatically. Things that laptop manufacturers, or even you, have loaded onto your notebook. These programs slow down your laptop considerably because having several applications running simultaneously before you even start computing eats up RAM and consumes more of your CPU power. This is an easy fix, just run msconfig from the Start menu. From there you select the programs that you do or do not want launching when you boot you laptop.

For more information for speeding up your laptop, see our Tips for Improving Laptop Performance

Sometimes other issues will still continue to bog down your system, things such as viruses or spyware. A company called Computer Service Now can help with Virus and Spyware Removal

If your laptop is undergoing maintenance or you need a temporary laptop solution, RentOurLaptops offers Online Laptop Rentals.

Friday, April 4, 2008

More Data on Missing Laptops

Stolen Laptop Data Recently, a laptop was stolen from the trunk of a vehicle which belonged to the National Institute of Health. The laptop held unencrypted information of patients who were enrolled in a cardiac study. Information that was on the laptop included patients name, diagnoses of heart disease, MRI scans, and birth dates. Among those who's information was compromised was Rep. Joe Barton, one of the founders of the Congressional Privacy Caucus. According to an article regarding stolen laptop blunders, this isn't the first time a government laptop has been compromised which contained sensitive information.

When questioned about the security precautions taken for the safety of the laptop, Joe Barton had this to say about it. "The information was not encrypted. I don't believe it was supposed to be left unattended. I don't believe it was supposed to be left outside the building," he said. "There are a whole lot of things that shouldn't have happened." When it comes to an individuals personal information, the utmost care should always be taken when handling laptops that may contain sensitive data.

If you are unsure of how to keep your laptop safe, there are many tips for the laptop traveler that will ensure your well being. If you are traveling often one of the safest precautions you can take is to rent a laptop for your trip. A laptop that has been rented will contain absolutely no individual data, and can replace the laptop used at home for business and recreational related travel. See here for more information on laptop rentals and how you can benefit from them.