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15 Ways to Care for Your Laptop

Jun 25, 2010

When you have a laptop computer, it’s important to take good care of it. Here are 15 things you can do to ensure that you’re giving your laptop the care and consideration it needs to run its best for many years to come.

1. Defrag your hard drive regularly as it puts less strain on both your hard drive and your laptop battery.

2.) Cut down on programs running in the background constantly. All of these programs add to the CPU load your computer has, which makes it perform slower.

3.) When you use your laptop on the go, be sure to use a laptop desk that’s designed to encourage ventilation. Any of the laptop desks from LapWorks at LaptopDesk.net are made to help cool your computer so that there’s less strain on its pars.

4.) Keep food and drinks away for your laptop. This may seem like a no brainer, but you wouldn’t believe how many people forget this rule only to spill something on their laptop. Any spills, no matter how small, run the risk of damaging sensitive circuitry inside.

5.) Don’t touch the screen, unless your laptop is designed to be a touch screen. If you need to clean your screen, use approved products that are designed to gently clean the screen without damaging it.

6.) Don’t let your computer run for days on end. Your laptop will be more prone to overheating if it doesn’t get a break. Try shutting it down at night or have your power settings set to shut your laptop down when it’s not been in use for awhile.

7.) Don’t rig up a desktop stand out of found materials. Make sure you use a desktop stand that can properly ventilate your laptop, like any of the desktop stands at LaptopDesk.net.

8.) Always carry your laptop in a laptop bag that’s big enough to accomodate your laptop and any accessories that you may need. If you can, look for one that has enough padding so that your machine stays protected.

9.) Don’t close anything inside your laptop. Even sheets of paper can put stress onto the  screen.

10.) Never put anything onto your closed laptop.

11.) Don’t leave your laptop turned on if you’re moving your laptop more than a few feet away. When you forget to put your computer to sleep or shut it down before moving, you actually put a lot of extra stress on your hard drive.

12.) Make sure you use your laptop’s battery at least once per week by letting it run on battery power only until it says to recharge. This improves your overall battery life.

13.) Keep your laptop clean and neat. Rid the keyboard of any dust or grime and clean your laptop using only products that are approved for such use. Don’t try to improvise with harsh chemicals that can actually damage your laptop.

14.) Make sure to perform regular software updates and operating system updates. This will ensure that your laptop runs at its best.

15.) Always have anti-virus, anti-malware, internet security, and firewall software running.

Laptop Desks are Great for Father’s Day

Jun 17, 2010

Father’s Day is almost here and if you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift for Dad, consider shopping the selection of
laptop desks, desktop stands,and accessories at LaptopDesk.net. Our selection of exclusive laptop desks by LapWorks is sure to have something perfect for every father, no matter what kind of laptop he uses.

Whether he’s addicted to his iPad or obsessed with his new netbook, you can be sure to find some great accessories or even a lap desk that’s perfect for it. Check out some of our hottest products, like the iPad Recliner or our brand new Mantis Notebook Arm to find something that Dad will appreciate and actually use. Many of our products are designed for use with just about any laptop desk make or model, so you won’t have to worry about finding one that’ll fit your dad’s favorite way to surf the net or get work done at home.

Let LaptopDesk.net and LapWorks provide you with the best Father’s Day Gifts this year.  Gift Dad with a great new laptop desk, desktop stand, or even some netbook accessories and trust us, he’ll be sure to remember this occasion for many years to come. But don’t wait! Order ASAP so that you have you gifts in time for Father’s Day!