Okay this is a video that I did. Yes it has Sparkal on it, but its me Melissa. Sparkal is the name I use when I play online games. I figure I will keep it all on one channel for the time being until I can build up a userbase if that ever happens. Its still me. I just use a different name on youtube.
For anyone who does not know me. I love computers and I have always had as long as I could remember. I am not a person that typically buys cheap. I go with the philosophy of you pay for what you pay for. If you buy cheap, you will get something that does not last long. If you buy something expensive, there is a higher chance that it will last longer. I’ve gone back and forth between a couple computers that I am interested in. They each have their pros and Cons. I wanted the alienware area51m, but thinking about it, it may be better not to get this version but wait for the next version if they release it. The reason why I feel this way is that its a new computer and still has some tweaking to work out. Normally, I would go for it but I feel that there is some room for improvement based off the information I found out about it. Sometimes new technology has bugs and problems and they usually fix the problems later on. Right now I am looking at the G7. Its been around for awhile but they keep trying to improve on it.
As many people may or may not know, I have always been into computers. Even more so, I loved video games and it was no surprise that I started playing computer games when I got a computer. When it comes to computers, I have always believed in having the best possible computer because you do not know what the future holds and you want to have something that is going to last a long time.
I never really have had the best computer. If I left it up to my mother to buy me a new computer, it won’t be the best. Now that she is gone, I don’t have her telling me what to buy. The thing is, my current computer is not the best and its showing its age now that I can’t play alot of the newer games out there. Its a pain now when doing group activities in SWTOR as people are waiting for me to load in because my computer is slow compared to them.
After she past away in August, I found that the specs of both of our computers were similar. The only difference is that my process is slightly better but not by much. Right now, I have been looking around but can’t afford a new computer just yet.
I have been going back and forth between Acer and Dell alienware. Now I will say this much. Back in the early days, I was not interested in Alienware. Now that has changed. I look for the quality of the product and they seem to foot the bill. What has changed my mind now is the design and what they have packed into their systems. I may be female, but I do push my systems. I need something that is going to last.
What has made me more inclined to go with Dell is that I am able to customize the computers to what I want. At minimum I want an alienware 17 and alienware aurora. The area 51 threadripper also interests me. I actually like to have more than one computer as each computer I can use them for different things. I want to be able to stream games I play, but I cannot do that with the current computer I have. With a new computer, I hope I will be able to do that.
In order to keep our computer’s safe, we need a antivirus to keep it safe. Some people like one over the other and yet others like the free ones over the paid ones.
Which One Do I have?
When I had first bought my computer, I had Norton Internet Security. A year later, I had to renew my subscription to Norton. Instead of staying with the same one I had before. I went up a notch and went with Norton 360. It has everything you liked in Norton Internet Security plus some extras.
About Free Antivirus Software
You really get what you paid for. The free ones do not always pick up what Norton or Mcaffee would find. I have tried avg and clam win and neither have picked on viruses. I used it on my old desktop and when I tried to move some files from that computer to this one, Norton picked up on a virus and zapped it. Some things that you download from torrents end up being viruses. On top of it all, Norton and Mcafee are constantly monitoring you computer unlike some of the others.
Other Information To Know About Antiviruses
Never ever install multiple antivirus software. They will read each other as viruses. I know crazy, but this happens with them all.
When it comes to computers, I believe that I am a expert. What this hub is all about is laptops and what to look for when looking to buy one.What makes me an expert? I really don’t have a good answer for that. What I can tell is that since I was a little kid, I have always had a fascination with computers even when I did not have one. When it comes to computers, I can devour the information like no tomorrow. One thing you need to know about me is that when my family or friends need computer help, they usually come crawling to me for help.
What is the Reason behind People wanting laptops?
For some its because they like to travel with and others its because they just like them. Personally, I do like laptops better. Why do I like laptops? I like them because I can travel with it if I need to or I can be up on my bed with it. I like those kind of options. With having wireless internet, I can be anywhere in the house and still be able to be online. Years ago it was not this way, but with all these changes, it helps everyone to do what they need to do.
What kind of User are you?
Now for the nitty Gritty. No matter if you are a desktop user or a laptop user, you need to know what type of user you are so that we can figure out what type of computer you need. Take me for example, I am no casual user at all. I’m the type of computer user that pushes the computer to its max because of everything I do. Yes I write, but I am also a gamer and along with being a graphics artist and webdesigner.
When buying a laptop, you really do need to know what type of user you are so that we can actually find the right laptop for you. For me, I’d have to be on the higher end of the spectrum, but for someone who just uses the computer for email and writing, they don’t need the higher end laptops. I’d prefer a desktop replacement that has a 17-inch screen than have one that does not have a decent size screen.
Now for most may think those service plans are a waste of money. For most things they are, but when it comes to laptops they are not. I’d make sure you have a service plan that covers spill protection. It would save you a lot of problems later on even if you are like me who does not keep liquids to close to the computer, but accidents still happen. It’s better safe then sorry. I learned from experience from that.
Are you looking for a laptop that everyone in the family can use? Personally, I think that everyone should have one so that nobody is fighting with each other for the computer. I know laptops can be on the pricer side, but they are well worth it. I myself am writing this on my laptop. Some people may say that laptops are not as powerful as their desktop counterparts, it is not true.
- Can take your laptop anywhere you want. I’ve been known to go back and forth between bed and desk. You can sit anywhere in the house and be comfortable.
- Can be easily stolen
- Hard to upgrade. Most of the time you would have to send it in for repairs. Mostly, the only thing that you will be able to upgrade is your memory and maybe hard drive.
Popular Myths About Laptops
There are people whom say that they are not as powerful as the desktops and that is not true. I have a very powerful Toshiba laptop that can run most programs out there on the market very well.
What You Need To Know Before Buying
You need to know what everyone is going to use the computer for. Are you going to be using it for games, surfing the net and so on. Once you have that information, then you can then go on and do your research on what you want on a computer.
Types Of Laptops
There are different types of laptops
- Desktop replacement.
A desktop replacement is what I will suggest to anyone whom is looking to use it as a family pc.
Some Areas You Need To Look At
Remember me mentioning earlier about knowing what you are going to be using the computer for. This is important for when you choose the specs out for your new laptop. You want to have a computer that meets your needs but you also need to look to the future as technology keeps changing and you want something that is going to meet those specs if you can.
If you are going to be using your computer for gaming and graphics, you need a computer that has a decent amount of ram which is memory.
Anywhere here are the things that you want to look at when you buy a computer
- hard drive
- screen size
Surfing the internet, you don’t need a lot, but like I said you need to look to the future because if you don’t your computer won’t work so well when it comes to upgrades.
For me, more is better.
One of my favorite things is laptops. These days I like to play MMORPGs and as such I like gaming laptops. The reason why I like them is because I like the mobility of the laptops. I have played on desktops, but it really is not that easy to move the computer around like I can with a laptop. The gaming laptops are not that small. Their screens are at least 17″ so these laptops in my eyes are also considered desktop replacements. They can do everything that desktops can do. The specs are about the same. Even the prices are alike.
One word, multitasking. If you are anything like me, you have quite a few windows open on your computer.It would benefit you and you’d be wondering why you had not done it earlier.
Why Two Or More?
Because you can and because you can increase productivity.You may be asking me how.Thats an easy one, if you have two or more per computer, you have more room to work with on your screens. I wouldn’t want to work with five as that may be hard to work with, but two or three is a decent size. The most I have ever worked with was two and it was great. I used to watch a movie on one and do my work on another. There were other times I’d have my homework on one and internet on the other. The possibilities are endless when it comes to having multiple monitors. If I could run more than one these days, I would. Its not because I can’t because honestly I remember a time that I did in fact have more than one screen to work with.I really did enjoy being able to do that before.
For many of you, HTML is in fact a foreign language, but as you start using it more often, you gain an understanding of HTML. As a rule, most people do learn by example. So where shall we start? Let’s start small and take a look at theHTML and CSS Mentor Article.
There are a couple sections that may be of interest to you while looking at it. At this moment, do not go any farther than Basic HTML as the CSS items will be touched on at a later date. We do want to keep it simple here.
Decide what you want to learn. Take those two fundamental items like bold or italics and try to master it. Take baby steps and then go onto the next part that you want to learn.
Building a website can be rewarding and also at the same time, it can be an headache. First before you plunge into creating a website, you need to decide what you trying to accomplish.
Here are some questions that you need to ask yourself:
- What are you trying to accomplish?
- Are you looking to have a very basic or very complicated type of site where you have forums and among other things?
Once you have figured out those answers, then you should go onto the next step.
The Next Step
Now that you have answered your questions, its now time to go onto the next step. Before you can even create a website at all, you need to figure out where you are going to have it. Are you going to have a free one or are you going to have one that you paid for?
Now its time to create your site
If you managed to go the free route, all you need is the site and notepad or wysiwyg editor. Most free sites do not allow a lot of advanced features so you have to go real basic. No matter which route you go, it is a real good idea to learn html and css.
If you are going with the paid route and you plan on designing a site that is database driven, you will need a ftp client, your website information and the and the information listed above. If you are planning on adding a cms or message board, please check this hub. It should give you the general idea of what you need to do when installing either one.
Now you should be on your way.