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The Dell Company: Who They Are

The Dell Company has been around for quite a long time since 1985, to be exact. Read about the history of Michael Dell and his work.

 

The Dell Company

Michael Dell was a freshman at the University of Texas in Austin in 1984 when he left to pursue his dreams. He released his first product in 1985 with the Limited Turbo PC. It contained a 10 MB hard drive and a 5.25″ floppy drive. That same year, he established his company, and he had a team to help with customer service. It didn’t take long for the company to find success. By 1986, they were unveiling the fastest PC yet at 12 MHz. Then, by 1987, they achieved international status. Next, jump forward to 1996, when Dell.com was born. This helped their sales further, and they opened a second manufacturing plant in Texas. By 1997, their 10th million PC shipped. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, they were the dominant computer company. By the end of the millennium, they had plants around the world. Here are some more details about Dell Co’s history. Their current headquarters are in Round Rock, TX.

 

Dell Products

Of course, Dell is still around and up there on the computer chain. They offer various products, such as computers, laptops, monitors, tablets, and electronic accessories. Their Inspiron laptops are currently rated around 4 stars. They’re affordable, so if you need a trusty laptop without breaking the bank, Dell is there for you. They also have 2-in-1 laptops for those who like the tablet feel. Dell has gaming PCs and the whole setup to go with it. Their best laptop is the Dell Inspiron 14 7000. Noted for their good battery life, WiFi 6, and Intel “Comet Lake” CPU. For gamers, check out the Alienware m15 R4.

Dell contributed to hardware and software computer engineering. Let us know what you think about Dell and your favorite products from them!

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Most Convenient Laptops To Have

With all the different types of laptops out there, it’s hard to know which one to get. If you want something simple but practical, check out these convenient laptops below. These laptops will not exceed 14″, so they are easy to carry.

Reliable, Convenient Laptops

First, we have the Asus ZenBook Flip 13 UX363. It can hold 16 GB of memory, and a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor. Best with Windows 10 Pro for business. As the name suggests, it can turn around into a tablet form. Asus advertises it at nearly $900, but you can get it from Best Buy for $100 less.

Up next, here’s the Dell Inspiron 14 5000. Like the ZenBook Flip, it’s also a 2-in-1 laptop. This one features an 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 Processor.  One common downfall of a smaller laptop is the lack of ports, but not this one. To help make it more travel-friendly, there are different performance modes. It can be yours for just $480.

For the 3rd option, there’s the Microsoft Surface Go 2. This one is smaller, at 10.5″. Also, it’s 4G compatible so you can still get work done in the car or wherever wifi is unavailable. Runs on an 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor. It only weighs a whole 1.2 lbs. Try it out for $450.

Next, for those who prefer Chrome, check out the Lenovo Chromebook Duet. At 10.1″, this little thing is still capable of 128 GB of memory. It includes an octa-core processor. If you use G Suite, this would be an ideal laptop as it is best compatible with Google products. Available from Best Buy for $250.

Lastly, here’s the Acer TravelMate P6. This 14″ device is tougher than nails with its magnesium-alloy body. So, it’s built for those who tend to drop their stuff or if your laptop gets thrown around in airport luggage. It weighs 2.5 lbs. There are six different models of the TravelMate P6, ranging from $950-$2,000.

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Laptops With The Best Keyboards

For those who spend their time typing, you need a laptop with a good keyboard. Bigger keys and a bigger keyboard helps you type more efficiently. It reduces the chance of typos and hitting multiple keys at once. Save time and frustration and check out these laptops with the best keyboards. To keep the blog concise, we left out other data information. All keyboards are backlit.

Typing-Friendly Keyboards

  • Asus Zenbook. With big keys and a 12″ keyboard on a 14″ laptop, typing is like a summer breeze. It’s a quiet keyboard, so you won’t disturb others around you. This very blog was typed on a Zenbook 14.
  • Asus is known for having great keyboards. So, it’s no surprise that the Asus Chromebook is also an excellent choice. There are several different variations of the Chromebook, such as Flip.
  • MacBooks, thanks to their agility, also offer satisfactory keyboards. However, keep in mind that many claim the older models have better keyboards.
  • Lenovo (made by Dell) Yoga 2-in-1 Ultrabook. If you want a nicer laptop with a solid keyboard, this is your next purchase then. Similar to the Zenbook and Macbook air, it has the lightness of a tablet but the keyboard is similar to Asus’ big keys.
  • Last but not least on this list is the HP Spectre x360. Not only are the keyboards nice, but so is the nearly borderless display. You can customize these laptops as well!

None of these are in a specific order. The most compatible laptop varies between each person. This is simply a list of laptops with best keyboards according to several different reviews. Let us know what you think of your laptop or what your next one will be!

 

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How To Properly Clean Your Electronic Devices

It’s important to keep your electronic devices clean on a regular basis. Dirt, bacteria, and dust collect on the surface and in the device. Dirty surfaces can cause acne or illness. Interior dirt build-up can lead to technical problems. So, here’s how to actually clean your phone and other devices.

Sadly, wiping your shirt or sleeve on everything does not do the trick. But, you do have to be careful to not scratch surfaces or avoid putting harsh chemicals on your $1K device. Depending on how dirty your device is, get rid of excess dirt with a dry microfiber cloth first. Also, use soft items for wiping, and apply the solution to the cleaner first not the device. Anything stiff will scratch the screen.

Smartphones

Phones should be cleaned the most often. Every other day would be ideal, but once a week is okay. Use either 50-70% isopropyl alcohol to dampen a cotton ball or microfiber and go over the front and back. Since tablets are basically just bigger smartphones, this same method can apply. Take off your case and clean both case and device thoroughly.

Laptops

Laptops can get surprisingly dirty. The culprit? Debris in the keyboard. Back in the day, I had a laptop where the fan stopped working due to dirt build-up. So it’s important to clean the inside and outside out thoroughly. For the exterior: Mix dish soap and water and dip into microfiber cloth, wringing out excess fluid. Wipe down entire surface. Wipe again with dry cloth. For the interior: check out these Wiki Steps or check out this YouTube tutorial.

We recommend using Clorox wipes for devices shared by the household: remote controls, microwave, door knobs, gaming controllers, ect. Pandemic or not, items that see several hands throughout the day should be sanitized. Also, make sure your device doesn’t get moisture damage. How often you clean electronic devices is up to you, but please wipe down that phone before you put it up to your face again!

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Top Technology Releases in 2020

November and December are popular times for brands to release their newest product. Coming in just in time for the holidays are the top upcoming technology releases. For items already released, we have the scoop on what customers have to say about it. Read on about Apple’s newest iPhone, the newest gaming system, and more!

Smartphones & Tablets

Apple normally release their newest iPhones in September, but this year, the iPhone 12 will unveil space gray iPhone X on blue surfacein November. Available for pre-order on 11/6, it will become fully available on 11/13. The iPhone 12 will have cameras be able to capture the perfect nighttime photo. Also, a ceramic shield will add better protection.

Samsung released their Galaxy S20 in February. And, the past 8 months were kind to Android’s newest smartphone. The video chat quality is top-notch, even if your signal is not. And, the cool thing about Samsung is that there are a variety of phones you can get, so you can pick the perfect one. Tech Radar leaves an honest but positive review.

 

Tablets are ideal for playing games, browsing Facebook, and watching movies/TV shows on the go. I’d recommend the iPad if your friends and family all have one, due to easy sharing and connecting. It also has a simple, easy-to-use design. But, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 is better for more hands-on tasks, thanks to the S (stylus) pen. The newest iPads came out earlier this year, and people seem to like the 4th generation iPad Air.

 

Game Time

The heavily-discussed PlayStation 5, coming out Nov. 12, is set to sweep the gaming nation. The all-new design for both the console and the controller is will offer a refreshing gaming experience. The previous generation, PS4, was released 4 years ago, so it was time to match up with today’s technology.

Or, get the Nintendo Switch. Although it came out almost a year ago, it’s still all the rage and heavily used. With two-part controllers attached on each side, the user can easily switch from single player to multi-player.

Computers and Laptops

The best laptop depends on what it’s needed for. For gamers, PC Mag recommends the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14. If the work-from-home laptop needs an upgrade, then try out the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14. Or, you can pick up the newest MacBook Pro and check out the magic keyboard.

In the age of rapidly-evolving world, keeping up with the latest technology releases can be a challenge. That’s why we wanted to give you a heads-up, in case you’re thinking about upgrading your gadgets or starting to form a holiday shopping list. You can count on us to help you stay updated!

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