Cheap laptops for students are becoming so easy to find lately. I’m amazed when I look through online retailers like Amazon or even some of the local electronics stores like Best Buy. They have laptops that would work great as some of the best student laptops and they are starting out at around $299! When I was in college I remember spending quite a bit more on my laptop only to get an entry level model. That’s one of the great advantages of the continually evolving world of computers.
It’s also important to check with the school you’ll be attending to see if they have any requirements on the type of laptops they accept. Almost every school will have some restrictions, but they are typically fairly relaxed. The one exception is if you are looking to purchase one of the Apple laptops, eespecially the Macbook, Macbook Pro, and Macbook Air. I’d take the 5-10 minutes to make the phone call needed and see if your school is willing to work with Apple products, chances are they will be.
The Macbook is one of the best laptops for students. Not only do you get all the benefits of owning an Apple product like the Genius Bar, you also have the ability to run Microsoft Windows with a piece of software called Bootcamp. Unfortunately the Macbook probably doesn’t fit into the “cheap laptops for students” category. Even with the discount that is given to students who purchase a Macbook, it still comes in at a price of over $800 without tax.
Another interesting way to own a laptop came to my attention recently when I found this site listing free laptops available with mobile phone contracts. If you are about to renew your phone around the time you plan to start college then it would be well worth checking those kinds of deals out too, they look like they could save you a lot of money!
No matter what laptop you choose make sure that it not only meets the requirements for school, but that it’s also a laptop that you would actually use. Personal preference plays a part in how much you use and take care of something. It also might be a good idea to get some type of notebook case to protect that important laptop.
If your child is into Ben 10 and music, the perfect present for him is the Ben 10 MP3 player. This will allow him to listen to his favourite songs on the move at any time. Don’t be caught out by thinking MP3 players are just for adults, there are many out there designed specifically for children in cool designs and bright colours. If you are considering one for your Ben10 toy fan, the one shaped just like Ben Tennyson from the Cartoon Network show will be ideal.
The Ben 10 MP3 player is designed perfectly to represent Ben from the hugely popular cartoon show. The main colour is green, accented by black and white, as you would expect with anything from this brand. The device is feature full and it has the capacity to store 2GB so your child could store up to 500 songs – many more than he is likely to listen to. Earphones, a CD with software drivers and a USB cable are included with the player. The batteries are rechargeable and charge up when connected to a PC via the USB cable. The device is quite small being only 8.5cm tall, 3.3cm wide and 1.1cm deep. It weighs only 25g so is easily carried around by your child anywhere, anytime.
To set it up ideally you will have downloaded music before as the instructions are not that great. Once you know what you are doing the dragging and dropping of songs from your PC onto the MP3 player is easy and could be taught to your child. The only downsides are that there is no control over the volume the music is played at and there is no display on the device telling you what song you are listening to.
So amaze your child with a Ben 10 MP3 player today. They will be impressed with the cool design and the amount of songs they can listen to.
There are so many different problems that always seem to crop up at the wrong time. Namely, when someone is taking a photo. For this reason fotoshop has photo retouching. This is one of the greatest inventions ever made.
The number one complaint about photos is red eyes. There are countless events where red eye brings a demonic touch to an otherwise lovely family photograph. Just the right angle is required to avoid the said problem, and that angle hardly ever happens for us amateurs. Red eyed babies gleam out from their mother’s arms making everyone who sees the photo think “demon baby.”
Luckily, new technology lends itself to the correction of this terrible problem. With digital cameras people can now view the photographs before they are ever printed. Even better, they can pull up fotoshop to make the problems go away. Fotoshop has a wonderful red eye correction feature that allows the user to de-demonize almost any photo. This bonus comes in handy for the average photographer trying to make headway in the area of priceless memories.
But wait, there is more good news. For those of us who have been cursed with blemished skin, fotoshop can fix that too. The technology allows for an extreme close up so that every last little mark can be removed from the picture. That is definitely good news for brides who lost the blemish war the day before the wedding.
Whether it is taking the demon eyes out of photographs or erasing every last little pimple on a bride’s happy face, fotoshop is making some definite improvements in the way people take and print their most treasured memories. As for me, I’m still waiting for the camera to take the weight off. Maybe that will be the next great addition to the fotoshop array of tools.