Belinda Carlisle 19 fans. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark fans. Alison Moyet 15 fans. Fleetwood Mac fans. Wet Wet Wet 19 fans. Pet Shop Boys fans. Neil Diamond fans. Erasure fans. Roxette fans. John Farnham 5 fans. Paul Young 62 fans. Billy Joel fans. They decided to get together to write a show about motherhood. They met regularly on Saturday mornings with their children. They talked, they laughed, they whined, they complained and they laughed some more.
Suddenly their first performance was just three weeks away. Although they had nothing on paper, they felt enormously better about their children, their skills as mothers and their lives in general. They had reinvented group therapy. Luckily, in the ancient tradition of oral history, they remembered each other's stories and Mum's the Word was born. Many years and more than ten thousand performances later, Mum's the World has crossed the international dateline and the equator.
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Unless you plan on travelling with a mouse, test the laptop's touchpad for comfort and responsiveness. Some touch pads include extra features, such as multi-touch capability — although, their performance in this regard can vary greatly, depending on where the touchpad has been sourced from and the software involved. Apple is class leading in this respect, touch pads used for Windows machines still haven't caught up. They might have most of the features, but the execution and responsiveness is, at best, skittish.
Some business-based laptops, particularly those from Lenovo, also use track sticks: those little joysticks that are nestled in the middle of a keyboard. We've never been fans, as precision is tough and the little nubs can wear down, requiring replacement. With the introduction of Intel HD Graphics on Core i3 processors and above, the bar has now been raised enough for integrated graphics to suit most peoples' needs, whether that's video watching, image manipulation, web browsing or even light gaming.
Ignore the salesperson who insists that video memory is an indication of performance; while larger video memory does tend to be paired with higher performing cards, it's not the thing that's primarily responsible for the performance increase.
We find notebookcheck. Make sure that you have enough ports on your laptop — at a minimum, look for two USB ports three to four is better. USB 3. There's also Thunderbolt to consider; this wonder port can double as DisplayPort, but can also connect to high-speed storage devices, video capture devices or connect to a hub as in Apple's Thunderbolt Displays to provide extra ports like USB 3.
With laptops becoming ever slimmer, they often tend to drop the Ethernet port, meaning you'll be reliant on Wi-Fi, rather than a network cable to get you online or to connect to other computers. This won't matter to a lot of consumers, but those who demand high, reliable speed will want to make sure that their laptop comes with one. That's about it for modern day ports, but you may have to consider legacy ports as well, depending on what older equipment you have.
While there were some external drives that used it, eSATA was mostly used by the tech savvy as a quick way to hook up an internal hard drive without having to open their machine.
It comes in two sizes — 54 and 34, representing how many millimetres wide they are. Both sizes end in a 34mm connection, with the 54mm end of the bigger card used to store extra circuitry.
As such, an ExpressCard 34 will fit into a 54 slot, but not vice versa. These barely exist on consumer laptops any more, and are generally only found on business machines. Wi-Fi is an indispensable feature, and most laptops ship with a standard called This can operate on two frequencies, with most mainstream laptops supporting 2.
The difference: 2. It also has more chance of interference, either from your neighbour's Wi-Fi or from other implements that use the 2. Your wireless router will also need to support 5GHz for you to take advantage of it. This is pretty easy to spot, as usually you'll see a reference to "dual band" somewhere.
You might have also heard of something called At the time of writing, although you can buy While you might have a two- or three-year warranty on your laptop, your battery is generally only covered for one year.
Two specs to look for in laptop batteries include capacity measured in milliamp hours, or mAh and the number of cells. Typical batteries have a mAh rating of between mAh and mAh — higher is better.
Cells are the actual compartments where power is produced, and can range from four to 12 — the more the better. Keep in mind, though, that this may cause the battery pack to stick out from your laptop in potentially awkward positions.
Some laptops don't have easily-swappable batteries, in an attempt to cut down on physical size and to lengthen battery life. Belinda Carlisle 19 fans. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark fans. Alison Moyet 15 fans.
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