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I just bought a laptop - now what do I need?

By September 5, 2008

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Guide Picks - Start first with protecting your new investment so that you will be able to get the most work and fun from your laptop. These also make for interesting gifts for Father's Day if you are really stumped for ideas.
  • Laptop Bag Buyer's Guide -

    This laptop bag buyer's guide will give you what you need to know before buying a laptop bag. Mobile professionals should understand what important considerations and features must be kept in mind when buying a laptop bag. Use this Buyer's Guide to help you make your decision and buy the best laptop bag.
  • Security Cables -

    Using a notebook security cable just may be one of the easiest methods of protecting your notebook against theft. Notebook security cables can be and should be used in any location where you may have to leave your laptop such as your hotel room or co-worker's office.
  • Laptop Battery Care -

    Take care of your laptop battery and ensure that it will be ready to work properly when you need it most. Some general tips for laptop care include: avoid extreme temperatures, donít leave a laptop outside in cold weather or leave it in a hot car. Cold batteries canít create very much power and hot batteries will discharge very quickly.

A couple handy accessories you may find very useful while traveling are:

  • Wireless Laptop Mice -

    When you want a truly compact mouse when traveling, a wireless laptop mouse is a great accessory. Always keep spare batteries on hand and remember that shiny or reflective surfaces can interfere with optical mice. Wireless laptop mice just seem to go great when using wireless Internet access.
  • Web Cameras -

    Web cams provide you with the ability to connect with co-workers and participate in meetings, without leaving your home office. These are a very valuable tool for telecommuters. With a web camera you can use it to keep in touch, and keep that "face time" with your co-workers.


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