Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Ways to Make Your Netbook More like a Notebook

This blog post caught my attention recently as it focuses on how learning providers can get more out of their netbooks.

In it Rick Broida asks “...Ever wish your netbook had just a little more processing power, storage capacity, and battery life? Fear not: With a few simple tweaks, you can make your netbook run more like a notebook.” (A number of learning providers in this region have invested in net books recently so this is well timed and great for discovering new ways for getting the most out of them.)

The full article suggests a number of very useful tips, here are a few of my favourites:

1. Improve the battery life. For this Rick suggests dropping the screen brightness and tuning off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi whenever possible.

2. Double or triple your storage on the cheap - mainly by buying memory cards or external USB dives which are generally cheap and cheerful.

3. Switch to “lean” software (basically use smaller applications. The article gives some great free alternatives to the processor hungry applications many of us use).

4. Keep your stuff in sync (by using sites that store your data online making it accessible between two or more computers. Again some good options and links are included).

That’s just a few of the suggestions so worth reading the full post if you want to discover more ways to help to help you get the most out of your netbook. Thanks to Rick Broida for the post. Sure it will be useful to anyone using netbooks – myself included, cheers!


Related wobble links:

Netbooks - everything you need to know!

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