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Laptop Computers And Frustration

Aug 17, 2007
I recently bought a new laptop computer, and it turned out to be both the best and worse thing in my life. The research I did told me everything I needed to know, or so I thought. I went, and bought, and proudly carried my new baby home. This is where my nightmares began.

New laptop computer owners sometimes make assumptions, and sometimes they are wrong. With a home wireless network, I assumed that my new laptop computer had a wireless capability. Unfortunately, not all of them do. On a laptop computer, make sure that it is equipped for your needs. There are plenty of computers that have wireless technology built in on a wireless card. There are no cables to bother with.

Once I realized my mistake, it was back to the store to make an exchange. Once again, as soon as the laptop computer made it home, there were issues that made me debate throwing my new pride right through a wall. There were connection issues, and something about a flash device. I thought I was fairly computer literate, but apparently that meant nothing to the laptop computer. It would not connect and kept stating there was no available network, and I knew it was wrong as I had three desktop computers online. There is a limit with the ISP of five computers, but I was below that so that could not be the problem.. I called the technical support number for my Internet service provider, and ended up feeling really dumb. I found out that a lot of laptop computers have a separate button to activate and deactivate the wireless antenna.

When you start to think about getting a laptop, first think about what it will mainly be used for. Will the laptop computer be used to surf the Internet? Do you have business to work on using the laptop? These types of things should be considered before you decide on a laptop computer. By doing this, you will save yourself a lot of aggravation and return trips to the store.

There are numerous new models of laptop computers that are available. The applications that are available on current laptops range from limited options to options that will rival any desktop computer. Almost any computer need imaginable today can be met by a laptop computer. But save yourself some frustration and make sure the model you choose will meet the needs you have.
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