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How To Customize Your Laptop To Make Work For Your Personal Computing Needs

Oct 13, 2007
Whenever you think of buying a new computer, there is one clear question: desktop or laptop? Years ago, you bought a laptop because you loved the portability but you lost a certain amount of computing potential because the desktop was just that much more powerful. As the years have gone on, there have been more and more advancements so that you can buy a laptop now without sacrificing a lot of the quality which was present only in desktops. Many laptops nowadays run off of the same operating systems as desktop computers so many of the customizations that you want to do for desktops apply to laptops as well.

When you're looking at doing a laptop customization, think about what it is you want to upgrade so you can maximize your personal computing experience. If you decide that you want to play more video games, you may want to get more RAM for the computer. This is very easy to do as you just have to go to your local computer store and ask them to get you more RAM. Usually your laptop computer has an extra slot where you are able to snap the RAM in and plays more demanding computer games instantaneously.

If you want to customize how your laptop appears, is very easy to do. You're able to change anything from your banners to the background to how things appear just by looking through the options of your computer.

When you are looking at customizing a laptop to an even greater degree, remember that the USB port is your friend. You are able to use this to connect an A floppy drive or additional disk drives if you want to. You can also connect your iPod or a mouse if you prefer not to use the mouse that is incorporated within your laptop. There are even boards which are able to be bought so that you may place your laptop computer which simulate a desktop computer.

If you are concerned about the quality of your sound, you can also look at buying a set of speakers for your laptop. With the right cable, you are also able to connect your computer to your home stereo system as well so you do not need to bother buying a set of laptop speakers.

This gives you a couple of different ideas which you can use to improve your laptop's performance. Think about what it is you would like to improve on the laptop and either research it or go to your court local computer store to ask. The employees there will know for sure what you are or are not able to do when looking at laptop customizations. You can even call the original computer manufacturer if you are unsure of the particular specifications of your computer.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his beautiful wife and family in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about laptops as well as laptop batteries at http://www.laptopbatteriesplus.com
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