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Looking to power up your iPhone with the best free and cheap apps out there? Our first edition of the Lifehacker Pack for iPhone rounds up our favorite must-have iPhone applications.

Whether you just bought a new iPhone or you’re simply looking for some of the best basic apps for your device, the list below should be plenty to get you started. The majority of the apps are free unless otherwise noted, and where they’re not free, we aimed for cheap. And when a default application is incredibly useful and blows all its competition out of the water—we included it, too. It’s a big list, so here’s an index if you want to quickly jump to a section:

Productivity

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Where most mobile companion apps tend to offer a lot less than their desktop counterparts, ubiquitous capture tool Evernote takes full advantage of the iPhone to make the mobile app worthy of standing on its own. In addition to capturing regular text, you can grab voice notes and photos as well. Since Evernote performs OCR (optical character recognition) on all your images, any text in the pictures you add to Evernote will be searchable. For example, you could take a snapshot of a menu in a restaurant and later search it just like it was a text document.
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Simplenote is a key component in the holy grail of ubiquitous text capture, and rightfully so. Simplenote allows for speedy note entry on your iPhone, plus it syncs with the likewise free Simplenote service so your notes are always available wherever you want them. 

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If you haven’t used TripIt to manage your travel itineraries, you’ve been missing out. We’ve already discussed its merits, but the free iPhone app makes it even easier to manage your trip. It’s a natural extensions of the service, since if you’re traveling it’s more than likely that you’re not at your computer.

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Instapaper and ReadItLater both serve the purpose of saving web content for later reading, and both offer free and paid versions, but they’re still notably different. Instapaper offers you a straightforward and simple way of reading saved content. ReadItLater is a little more feature-rich. Both are great options and you can try them for free to see which you prefer.

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Apple’s voice recognition handles a few tasks but misses some key features that Dragon Dictation helps to fill in. If typing is not an option, or you’re just feeling lazy, Dragon Dictation will type it up for you. You can send a text message or an email directly from the app, and it also integrates with Facebook and Twitter. Although not perfect, Dragon Dictation is surprisingly accurate and will let you correct any mistakes it makes.

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Internet/Communication

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If you’ve found Mobile Safari to be a bit lacking, you’re not alone. Atomic Browser can help, providing true tabbed browsing, private browsing mode, user-agent spoofing (handy for watching Netflix on your iPhone), and a ton of features you’ve come to expect as part of your web-browsing experience.
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Imagine being able to use your iPhone to make phone calls! (Har har.) Now that Skype works over 3G and can take advantage of iOS 4′s multitasking capabilities, it’s actually a viable alternative to using your mobile minutes. Even if you don’t want to go so far as to replace your regular phone, it’s still a great tool for making international calls on the cheap and chatting with your Skype contacts on the go. 

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If you don’t like paying a ridiculous amount of money for small amounts of data, Textfree Unlimited lets you send and receive text messages at no costs. You can even set up a phone number specifically for the app. While Textfree used to only provide free text messages, now the app is free as well. The trade-off is that you get ads, but you have the option to pay to remove them.

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Another great minute-saver is LucyPhone (check out our quick review), the app that waits on hold so you don’t have to. If you’re calling a popular business, LucyPhone’s directory may even save you the step of going through the phone tree to get to the right department. While you might confuse the customer service representative on the other end, LucyPhone takes all the pain of waiting on hold—including the loss of your mobile minutes.

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With a couple of $10 multi-service IM clients available, Meebo stands out especially because it’s free. Being free doesn’t make it bad, however. It’s an attractive app with the ability to integrate tons of IM services, making it our IM app of choice.

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You could drown in Twitter apps on the iPhone, but the official option is free and one of the best. In addition to tweeting and direct-messaging, you can also share photos and videos. Thanks to the iPhone’s GPS, Twitter is location-aware and can provide you with nearby tweets so you can figure out what people are talking about in your area in real time.

Laptop Battery Tips, Power Tools Battery Care Tips

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The official Facebook app on the iPhone is great for general updates and messages, but it becomes especially useful when all your contacts flood in. If your address book is missing a number, just find your friend in the Facebook app and click the call button. You can also keep track of events, check your news feed, and edit your profile.

Location-Aware

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While Android’s version of Google Maps blows it out of the water, the built-in Maps application on the iPhone is still pretty great. Drivers can check real-time traffic and get simple directions to just about anywhere. Even if you don’t drive, walking and public transportation directions are available. With street view integration and a few other neat features, Maps is easily one of the most useful apps on the iPhone. 

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While the iPhone has a few free turn-by-turn navigation apps (and none of them are even encroaching on the territory of perfect), MapQuest4Mobile feels more like the real deal than any of the others. In my personal experience I found it gave directions too late in quite a few cases, but it’s hard to argue with free. If you want a commanding, computerized female voice barking directions at you (occasionally after you’ve missed your exit), and you don’t want to pay a lot for the privilege, you’ve found your match.

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Although not free (weighing in on the more expensive side at $2.99), GasBuddy is the sort of app that can pay for itself after one use. If you’re always on the lookout for cheap gas, GasBuddy will give you options by proximity and price. You can filter by fuel grade, and it can even help you find a diesel gas station.

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If you’ve ever wanted to see a movie on a whim, Movies Now scratches that itch. While it handles regular movie showtimes, too, it’s main function uses your location and the current time to find upcoming showtimes near you. If you find a movie you like, you can buy tickets through movietickets.com directly from the app. The catch: It’s $2. While there are certainly free options in the movie showtimes arena (like the IMDb app below), Movies Now has a great location-based twist.

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You have quite a few fitness apps to choose from on the iPhone. One of those happens to be RunKeeper, and lucky us, it has a great free version. RunKeeper uses your iPhone’s GPS to track your run and provide you with statistics, giving you the statistical benefits of a treadmill when you’re outside the gym. It integrates with your music library and lets you share your activities. While the built-in Nike+ app is also pretty nice, RunKeeper doesn’t require the purchase of any additional hardware and lets you choose your brand of shoes.

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Even if you’re not a MobileMe subscriber, you’ve probably heard a bit about Find My iPhone in the news. It’s already tracked down a few iPhone thieves, but is probably more commonly used when you’ve just misplaced your phone. While you have to shell out $99 a year for a MobileMe account to get any use out of the app, it’s a must if you’re already a MobileMe subscriber.

Utilities

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Would it truly be a Lifehacker Pack without file-syncing app extraordinaire Dropbox? While the iPhone version of Dropbox isn’t quite as useful as Dropbox on your computer, it makes for a nice companion. If you’re using Dropbox for all sorts of clever things, it’s always nice having access to your sync’d files from your phone. While the Dropbox app can download anything the iPhone (or a third-party app) can display, you can also save key files on your phone as well.
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If you like frequent push notifications, you’ll probably like Boxcar. Boxcar integrates with Twitter, Facebook, email, RSS, and Growl to grab updates of nearly anything you want and push them to your phone. If you want to be alerted the moment something changes, Boxcar will get the job done. 

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PasteFire and MyPhoneDesktop do the same thing—they aim to make getting text from your desktop to your iPhone a bit easier. Both use push and both integrate with your machine to send content. The biggest difference is price: PasteFire is free and MyPhoneDesktop costs a whopping $5. So why mention MyPhoneDesktop? I think it works better. Still, no penalty for trying PasteFire. MyPhoneDesktop is really only worth a look if the free option doesn’t cut it for you.

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If you want to use your iPhone as a wireless trackpad for your Mac or Windows PC, that’s precisely what Touch Mouse can help you accomplish. It also includes keyboard functionality so you can make use of your iPhone’s keyboard to input text. While this is not terribly practical or speedy for use with just any machine, if you have a computer hooked up to your television it’s a convenient way to navigate without the clutter of a keyboard and mouse on your couch.

Media

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Pandora’s always been a favorite on the iPhone, but with multitasking support in iOS 4 it becomes so much more useful. Now that you can listen to your personalized Pandora radio stations in the background, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better, free way to discover new music.
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Although it’s nearing a year without an update, Apple’s Remote app is still pretty incredible. If you want to control your iTunes library remotely, or turn your iPhone into a multi-room wireless remote (in the event your have an Airport Express or AppleTV), there’s really no better option—especially for free. 

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Air Video and StreamToMe are both apps that help you stream video from your computer to your iPhone, no matter where you are. They’re especially compelling when you want to watch something at, say, the gym and you didn’t have time to transcode and sync it to your device first. Whether you’re connected to Wi-Fi or 3G, you can stream video directly to your phone from anywhere you are (the quality of your connection permitting, of course). Both apps have some subtle differences, such as StreamToMe’s ability to stream more than just video and Air Video’s option to pre-encode content for easier streaming, and either are worth the price of admission: $2.99.

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It’s hard to consider any of the iPhone ebook readers the best choice because they’re pretty similar. They all let you read on your phone, they all let you purchase books, and they’re all free to download. While I’m partial to the Kindle app, it’s mainly because I started with ebooks via the Kindle. Pick the ebook app that works the best for you—or don’t, since they’re all free downloads.

Food and Entertainment

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Yelp has yet to fail me when I’m on a search for some good, nearby eats. It also comes with some semi-secret, fully-nifty augmented reality. If you’re looking for nearby food (or anything, really), Yelp is a great (free) way to find your best options.
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The one thing Yelp won’t do is hand you a menu for the restaurants it suggests, and that’s where MenuPages comes in. While it can feel a little clunky at times, it’s indispensable when you’re in need of a menu on the go. 

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IMDb is a great resources for movie information, and the app does a good job of focusing a lot of information onto your iPhone’s small screen. What’s also great about the IMDb app is that it also serves as an excellent free option for finding movie showtimes.

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TV Forecast performs the simple function of keeping track of when the next episode of any show is going to air. Enter in just about any show that’s currently running and TV Forecast will provide you with an attractive schedule tailored just for you. While you can grab the free version of TV Listings instead and save yourself $1.99, TV Forecast is a better option.

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While you can always watch Netflix on your jailbroken iPhone with a little work, if you’re looking for a way to manage your old-fashioned Netflix queue you can do that nicely with PhoneFlicks. The functionality here is pretty basic, letting you edit your queue and find new titles through search or browsing, but it gets the job done and doesn’t cost you a penny.

Art and Photography

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If you’re looking for a free, full-featured iPhone camera upgrade you should check out Joby’s Gorillacam. It provides a huge set of features, including a self-timer, time-lapse photography, anti-shake, three-shot burst, and more. Update: We’re hearing that Gorillacam may have a potential spyware issue. While we can’t tell for certain, you may want to proceed with caution.
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If you really want to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, check out Snapture. It might set you back $1.99, but it’s a popular alternative to the iPhone’s built-in camera app. In addition to helping you take better photos, you’ll also find some basic image editing tools. Snapture’s main draw, however, is how easy it makes it to quickly pull out your iPhone and take a picture. Simply open the app, tap the screen, and you’ve got a photo. 

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HipstaMatic aims to emulate old cameras and film stocks, providing some pretty compelling results. But be warned: it’s one of those apps that can get pretty addictive, and you can shell out $1 each time you want to try out a new lens or flash.

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Pano’s one of the more expensive apps in the list, at $3, but it can create some enormous, impressive panoramas right on your iPhone. It works by taking multiple shots and stitching them together. While the results aren’t always perfect, they’re often stunning.

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While SketchBook is the sort of app that excels on a big screen, like the iPad’s, it’s nonetheless a great drawing app on the iPhone. With several brushes and pencils, you’ll be surprised what you can actually draw with this app. When you’re done, you can even export a PSD (Photoshop Document) or the flattened image. $3, but if you’re really into sketching, you’ll likely consider it worth the price.


With over 225,000 in the iTunes App Store it can be pretty tough to narrow it down. If you’ve got a great app suggestion we missed, share it in the comments.

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Best Free Blogging Websites – Collect by batteries-company.com

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Here is what Wikipedia have to say:

A blog (a portmanteau of the term “web log“) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics, laptop battery care tips  or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

There are hundreds of free blog hosting websites providing free weblog hosting to you. With the release of WordPress MU more and more free blog hosting provider are involving. Before starting your blog you much choose service that are good and reliable. Here is my list of top free blog hosting websites.

  • http://wordpress.com

    The best free blog hosting ever. You can get a blog started in less time than it takes you to read this sentence. All you need is an email address. You’ll get your own WordPress.com address (like you.wordpress.com, you can switch to a custom address later if you’d like), a selection  of great free and customizable designs for your blog (we call them themes), 3 gigabytes of file storage (that’s about 2,500 pictures!).

  • http://blogger.com

    The Second best free blog hosting provider. Visit http://www.blogger.com/features to know all those awesome features provided by Blogger.

  • http://livejournal.com

    Live Journal – a free service for your diaries and blogs, access to the settings, store photos, publishing tools, templates, styles and community dedicated to any conceivable interest. Visit http://www.livejournal.com/tour/ to know more features.

  • http://tumblr.com

    Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows users to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. Users can follow other users, or choose to make their tumblelog private. The service emphasizes ease of use.

There are many more free blog hosting websites but the above four services are my favorite and I recommend using them. I had complied a list of other free blog hosting websites for you. Feel free to visit them and let us know about it.  Here we go:

http://blogsome.com
http://bravenet.com
( http://viviti.com)
http://edublogs.org

http://friendster.com

http://knol.google.com

http://squidoo.com

http://weebly.com
http://webs.com

http://blog.co.uk

http://diaryland.com

http://gather.com

http://hubpages.com
(Profile points must be 75 for do-follow links)
http://tblog.com

http://20six.co.uk

http://bigadda.com

http://blog.ca

http://blogskinny.com

http://blogstream.com

http://blogwebsites.net

http://blurty.com

http://clearblogs.com

http://www.easyjournal.com

http://free-conversant.com

http://freeflux.net
http://opendiary.com

http://sosblog.com

http://tabulas.com

http://terapad.com

http://thoughts.com

http://upsaid.com

http://viviti.com

http://blogeasy.com

http://bloghi.com

http://bloghorn.com

http://blogigo.com

http://blogono.com

http://blogr.com

http://blogstudio.com

http://blogtext.org

http://bloxster.net

http://freeblogit.com

http://insanejournal.com

http://journalfen.net

http://journalhub.com

http://mynewblog.com
http://netcipia.com

http://shoutpost.com

http://thediary.org

http://wikyblog.com

http://kvepp.com/

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Top 31 Free Blogging Websites

For anyone interested in blogging, it can be hard to find the one that works for you. You want to go where people can read your blog or maybe you want it where only your family or friends can read it. It took me some time, but I complied what I believe to be the list of the best. If anyone sees one I missed, please feel free to add the blog in your comment, that way you can help me make this the ultimate list of the best blogs.

  1. WordPress (http://wordpress.com) this one is number one for one main reason, it does not have ads on your blog. You can set up your layout, color scheme, theme and everything just the way you want it. Not only can you install WordPress on your own sites, you can use the same software on their site and save yourself all of the technical work. You do not have to install anything, but you can if you choose to.
  2. Blogger/BlogSpot (http://blogger.com) This one is one of most commonly used blogs, linking to others is quite easy and updating it is very user-friendly. You also have the option of deleting comments, which is nice for those who don’t want people advertising on their blogs.
  3. LiveJournal (http://livejournal.com) Not only is this a great blog, but it a great tool for writers. There are hundreds of groups set up designed to let you join a writing challenge. For anyone who is looking to have their skills as a writer tested, this is the place for you. Customizable theme, avatars, layouts and a few more things you can get if you want to pay for them, but I did that a few years back, not really worth the money.
  4. Vox (http://vox.com) A personal blogging service where people share thoughts, photos, videos with friends and family
  5. BlogSome (blogsome.com) BlogSome is the fastest growing blog host in the world (in percentage terms) Was voted Forbes Best of The Web pick. Based out of Ireland, this site uses the WordPress MU platform, large choice of themes.
  6. Xanga (www.xanga.com)  This is more community-centric blogging, including Friends lists.
  7.  MySpace (www.myspace.com) this is more community-centric blogging, but you get all sorts of layout and backgrounds to play with. There are so many websites dedicated to making backgrounds and goodies for MySpace it is not funny.
  8. Facebook: (www.facebook.com) On Facebook, you can have “Notes” which are viewed by your friends. If you want only friends and family to see this, you have the option on Facebook.
  9. Insane Journal (InsaneJournal.com) – Another site based on the same software that runs LiveJournal, offers free and paid accounts, paid benefits are only enhancements.
  10. Journal Fen (JournalFen.net) – Runs on the same platform as LiveJournal platform, very much directed towards various topics and is meant for users 18 and older.
  11. BlogABond (Blogabond.com) – A site dedicated to travel blogs with map integration and more.
  12. Blog Cheese (BlogCheese.com) – A video blogging website. Nothing to do with cheese.
  13. Busy Thumbs (BusyThumbs.com)- A blog site specifically for your text messages and camera phone images.
  14. FreeVlog (Freevlog) – Designed for video blogging and completely free.
  15. Trippert (Trippert.com) – Create and share blogs of your travels.
  16. Word Count Journal (http://www.wordcountjournal.com) – A new blogging format that is also part challenge. Write one word on the first day, two words on the second day and so on, at the end of the year you’ll have written 66,795 words. I have five novels going on here and one more book on religion. This makes writing fun, it also counts your words for you so you don’t write too many.
  17. Blogetery (Blogetery.com) – Offers multiple templates, anti-spam, free sub-domain and more. You can also get paid to write there, your profit there is 90%, which is higher than most paid to write blogs. I am a member here and highly recommend it.
  18. EduBlogs (Edublogs.com) – WordPress powered blogging for educators and students alike.
  19. Blog (Blog.com) – Offers free blog hosting with unlimited bandwidth for their free package, more benefits for paid members.
  20. Blogr (Blogr.com) – Allows you to blog, host photos & videos, and podcasts.
  21. Blogster (Blogster.com) – Offers free image hosting in addition to free blogs.
  22. Bravenet (Bravenet.com) – Free blog hosting with RSS feeds and more.
  23. ClearBlogs (ClearBlogs.com) – Free blog hosting and offers templates, friends only posts, IP-Banning and more.
  24. Multiply (Multiply.com) – Mixes blogging and social networking, with photo galleries and more. There are rumors that this one is about to close, but I have no way of knowing if it is true or not. There is nothing on the website about it closing though.
  25. Netcipia (Netcipia.com) – Free blog and wiki for private or public display with 2GB of storage. This one offers revenue as well, check it out for more information.
  26. Open Diary (Open Diary.com) – Offers unlimited storage and posts, low cost subscription rates for advanced features.
  27. ShoutPost (ShoutPost.com) – A platform for creating blogs with a focus on generating traffic. Ad-free!
  28. Soul Cast (SoulCast.com) – Have something you want to talk about, but want to say it anonymously? This may be the blogging site for you. You can also get paid to right here and there are no restrictions on what you say and how you say it.
  29. Tumblr (Tumblr.com) – A blog platform with a focus on allowing media-rich posts.
  30. Weebly (Weebly.com) – Allows you to create a site and blog, free hosting and change designs on the fly.
  31. ZoomShare (Zoomshare.com) – Free blog hosting with 250MB of free storage.

This are best free blog provider I know. Free blog websites are great way to get started. Hope you enjoy my collection of best free blog site.

Go and get your blog today. Don’t forget to leave comment and let us know which platform you chooses for your blog.

Happy Blogging!

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How To Choose A Replacement Laptop Battery

laptop battery girl How To Choose A Replacement Laptop BatteryWe at Smart Parts have been receiving a number of questions from our customers asking to explain how to choose, use and equip new laptop batteries. Thusly, we have decided to start the series of articles dedicated to battery buying and conditioning in order to help our clients gain maximum knowledge about this topic.

To begin with, it is important to understand that a notebook battery probably makes the most essential component of a laptop. As a matter of fact, the battery is the only thing that distinguishes a laptop from a desktop, as the latter needs to be connected to a power source constantly, while the very term “laptop” was coined to represent a portable computer, the one that could be operated by putting it on one’s lap. Many laptop owners pride themselves on the number of hours their HP elitebook 8530w battery gives per charge!

Laptops come in a wide variety, and so do their batteries. These batteries are manufactured keeping the laptop model in mind. Therefore while looking for a new battery on our website you can click Batteries on the left-hand menu and then select the battery by picking your laptop’s brand, name, series and model. The Popular Models section suggests a few top picks as with the Dell Inspiron 1545 battery.

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The alternative way of searching is to look for the part number written on the back of your old battery and type it in the search box in the top-right corner of the page. Or you can enter the model of your laptop.

After you have bought your brand-new battery, it is very important to learn a few tips by which you may extend the battery life, and continue to use your laptop happily for a little bit longer, before having to buy a new one.

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer is a winner

In case you’ve been living under a rock, 2011 is the year of the tablets. Apple’s iPad burst unto the scene in early 2010 and since then other tech giants have been positioning themselves to take advantage of this new segment of mobile computing. A tablet specific version of Android is now available and just as in the smartphone segment a plethora of android powered tablets are being released or are on the horizon, the Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy tabs and Acer Iconia being 3 of at least 7 I can remember off the top of my head. There is one contender though that I am most excited about and it’s called the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer.

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It’s a tablet, it’s a netbook, it’s mobile, it’s powerful, it’s modern, it’s new and it’s different but familiar. That is how I describe the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. As an Android user and a consumer on the brink of buying a preferably android-powered tablet my allegiance has bounced around with just about every Android tablet revelation.

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The Asus Eee Pad Transformer with it’s tablet form factor, Android brain, expansion slots, usb support, HDMI port and all important keypad and battery extending add-on fits all my needs and is unique (for now) and very functional when I think about my needs as a blogger, soon-to-be traveler and techie on the go who is a weirdo that hates bulky laptops. Below is a video walk-through if ASUS’s new tablet.

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Replacement Laptop Batteries Value

Finding Value in Replacement Laptop Batteries

One of the great advantages of using a laptop computer is its ability to operate it in a portable manner. This is achieved by the use of a battery as its power source. However, most users take the laptop battery pack for granted and are unaware that it will eventually fail.

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Most laptops today are powered by Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. These are a great alternative to the older technologies since they have a much higher power to weight ratio, are not prone to the memory effect phenomenon and are inherently more environmentally friendly. However, much like the older battery chemistries, they do have a limited lifetime. Although the older chemistries rates of failure were proportional to the number of charging cycles, the capacity of today’s Lithium-ion laptop batteries diminish with age.

When you find that your laptop computer does not hold its charge as long as it used to, or when your system’s power management utility software indicates that its charge level is decreasing, you will need to find a replacement laptop battery to maintain your computer’s operating time. Finding the correct battery is generally a matter of searching for a Dell Latitude D620 Battery that will fit your computer’s make and model number. In addition, the specifications for the battery are usually found imprinted on the charger.

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With this information in hand, there are several sources from which you can purchase a new battery. These generally include the computer manufacturer, specialized electronic and computer retailers and a number of Internet sources. You will also find that, in addition to the OEM battery, there may also be a number of generic equivalents available.

Buying a replacement laptop battery directly from the manufacturer is the easiest choice, but you will be paying a premium price for this convenience. Secondary sources of OEM batteries will generally charge you as much as the computer manufacturer and in some cases you may even pay more.

This is true of both brick and mortar stores and online sites that sell laptop computer batteries. But if you are a value shopper, you will soon realize that generic batteries will offer you the same level of performance at a substantial cost savings. Additionally, you may be able to increase your laptop’s operating time by upgrading your Toshiba Pa3399u-2bas battery and choosing one with a higher milliamp rating in the generic equivalent. These higher capacity generic batteries typically cost much less than the OEM’s standard capacity battery.

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Generic laptop batteries are produced at the same manufacturing plants that originally produced the laptop battery for the computer manufacturer; batteries are simply an out-sourced item for the computer maker. But these batteries may also be made at facilities whose standards are not as high as the primary plant’s and the only way to ensure that you have purchased a quality battery is to check the reputation of the supplier or the seller, make sure that they provide a liberal warrantee and test the battery by charging it in your computer soon after it is received.

The author performed a case study and examined the cost to buy a replacement laptop battery for a Dell Inspiron. He found that he was able to save more than 50% on a laptop battery that provided a higher capacity and offered an extended operating time. The shopping for a replacement laptop battery article provides the details. Please visit replacement laptop batteries for more buying tips and technical advice regarding computer batteries.

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What to Know Before Buying a Replacement Laptop Batteries?
There are many laptop batteries manufacturers, and even more retailers to buy your laptop battery from. However, your biggest concern in purchasing a laptop battery will be to choose the Acer Aspire 5520 Laptop Battery that fits your computer. For this you will need to know the make and model number of your laptop; if you don’t know this offhand or don’t have the necessary paperwork, check the inside of your laptop’s battery compartment while the computer is off and unplugged. There you should find the model number, along with some other information. You may also find the part number of your laptop battery, located on the casing of the battery itself.

How to Choose a Replacement Laptop Battery?
When buying a notebook battery, you will probably only have one or two choices that fit your computer. Choose the battery with the longest life available for your computer. There are several different kinds of laptop batteries; because the technologies of each are very different, a laptop must be designed specifically for the type of Toshiba PA3534U-1BAS Battery it uses. Most laptops are only designed to use one type of battery technology.

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How to Optimize Your Laptop Computer With Advanced SystemCare

Computer slow? Want to fix it yourself? Yes you can do it easily with new Advanced SystemCare Free App. Advanced SystemCare is a one click tool to repair, clean, and optimize your PC. Advanced SystemCare is free and simple looking app, with Options like Quick Care, Deep Care, Turbo Boost, and Toolbox.

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With Quick Care or Deep Care you can solve your computer problems like registry issues, malware, privacy problems, and so on.

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Features of Quick Care or Deep Care Tool:-

1. Scan and remove spyware and adware with the latest definition
2. Prevent spyware, hijackers and bad websites from being installed
3. Erase the history of all activities in your computer
4. Scan and fix invalid and improper registry entries
5. Scan and Fix Hard Drive Errors
6. Defrag Hard Disk to Improve PC Performance.

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Next Option Is Turbo Boost, Which helps you optimize and speed up computer by temporary shutting down unnecessary background process and services, cleaning RAM and intensifying processor performance. Some of these include Windows Update and keyboard hot keys.

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Next Best Option is ToolBox, which has more than 20 individual tools for making your system run better. Disk cleaning, privacy-sweeping, file-shredding, a startup manager, Security Scanner, Win Fix, Disk Doctor, Internet Booster and a disk defragger are just a few of the useful free tools you’ll find here.

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Overall, we like Advanced SystemCare, its easy to use and will help you clean and repair your PC with simple and easy steps. You can Download the Advanced SystemCare 4 Free version here.

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Top 10 best budget laptops

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1. Packard Bell Dot S

This netbook stands out, with a purple swish pattern on its lid. It has a very sturdy base and good battery life. It’s very well connected, too, with three USB ports and an SD card reader.

2. Grade A2 Acer Aspire One 722

This netbook punches above its weight. Just 1in thin, it has a Qwerty keypad and a screen with a backlight and HD resolution – perfect for watching films.

3. Samsung N145 Plus

Durable and with a six-cell laptop battery lasting for 10 hours, this chic model with a matt cover finish is very usable and its Intel processor offers 1.6GHz of speed and a 320GB hard drive.

4. Toshiba NB500

Debenhamsplus.com, £296

Mobile without compromising on performance, this netbook is crammed with decent kit and has a 250GB hard drive and a stylish finish. Its screen brightness has been commended.

5. Dell Inspiron Duo

Dell’s hybrid design includes a flip hinge, which allows you to switch between a touchscreen tablet with docking system or laptop. As such, it’s brilliant for those on the go.

6. Asus Eee PC X101CH

This petite and light notebook makes others look like giants. It also boasts instant-on technology, which allows the machine to resume from “sleep” mode in seconds.

7. Samsung NF110

Currys.co.uk, £209.99

This mini-machine is a stunner, with a chiclet-design keypad and a long Acer as07b31 Laptop Battery life. It’s good for music, too, with speakers that can compete with those of full-sized laptops.

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8. Acer Aspire One Happy 2

If you’re after a burst of colour in your machine, tropical-themed lids such as banana cream and strawberry yoghurt may tempt you – especially combined with up to eight hours’ Acer as07a41 battery juice.

9. HP Mini 210 3002sa

With impressive stereo speakers made by Beats Audio, decent speed (a 1.6GHz processor) and in a luminous-rose colour, this netbook packs a bigger punch than its screen would suggest.

10. Acer Aspire One 522

This netbook is ahead of the pack with a 1,280 x 720 high-resolution screen and a powerful integrated Radeon HD graphics chip, while being exceedingly thin and light too.

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4 + useful websites for find interesting free eBooks for your iPad

4+ More Websites To Find Free eBooks for iPad

A while back we wrote about the best places to find free iPad eBooks. The article yielded many useful comments and suggestions from you, and made me want to explore the area even more. I’ve been using the iPad as a reading device more and more lately, and the quest for quality, free eBooks that I can read on the iPad is an ongoing challenge.

Don’t get me wrong, I am more than willing to pay for books, but when I do they are usually the paper kind. So here are 4 lesser known yet very useful websites where you can find interesting free eBooks for your iPad.

DigiLibraries

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DigiLibraries claim to have over 20,000 free eBooks, and I certainly believe them.

The eBook database is searchable and browsable in numerous ways, just choose your favorite. You can browse by letters, by categories, view most popular books, newest books or just perform a plain old search. I think the ability to browse is really important when searching for new books, and being able to browse in so many different ways is a real treat.

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The website itself it pretty attractive, and books usually come with a huge cover picture. Most books are available in either ePub or PDF format – both good for the iPad. Some are only available in one of the two.

Download is easy and fast and the books I tried came complete with cover art and everything.

DigiLibraries contains many fiction and non-fiction books, and if you’re looking for some interesting titles, this is a good place to start.

E-Books Directory

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E-Books Directory is not a site that excels in looks. The interface is very simple and there are no eye-catching animations or lists. But when you get down to it, it’s a real treasure.

You can find eooks for iPad by browsing categories or searching, and the download links are usually pointing to other sites. So E-Books Directory is really just that – a directory you can use to browse and find free eBooks all over the Web.

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Some books are only available as PDFs (but I found some beautiful ones), and some are available in multiple formats, including ePub. I only wish the available formats were always specified next to the download link so I don’t have to click it and go to the other website just to see if the format I want is available.

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E-Books Directory also connects to many social networks and other platforms which allows you to save and share books – a fun addition.

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The Book Depository

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Many of you probably know about The Book Depository – this website offers worldwide free shipping on all its books, and is a mighty useful asset if you’re still into paper books. But they also boast a very large collection of free eBooks available for download in PDF format.

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If you’ve used the site before, it will try to give you some recommendations right off the bat. You can also browse numerous categories and search for keywords. The great thing is you can do all this only within the free eBook collection, so you can be sure all you find are just free eBooks.

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The PDFs come with very inconvenient file names, and no cover art to be seen (at least those I tried), but the content is definitely there, and The Book Depository is a great place to find many titles you will not see anywhere else.

Google Books

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Google Books apparently offers a very large collection of eBooks which you can download as ePubs. There’s a designated Google Books app you can download, but you don’t have to. You can use the website to browse and download books and then read them using your favorite reading app.

Surprisingly, the interface is not as usable and friendly as I’ve come to expect from Google, but don’t worry. You can still find loads of free eBooks for iPad.

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There’s no convenient way to just browse free eBooks, but you can search for books in different categories. If you just want to randomly browse, you can search for something very general. Once you’ve done that, you can screen your results to show only free ones.

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When you’ve found a book you want, don’t click the “Get it now” button, but the “Read on your device” link under the buttons. The interface will also show you what devices support this specific eBook and which don’t.

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Now scroll all the way down and you’ll find the ePub and PDF links. Here you can download the book for your iPad.

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If you are already looking at a book in your browser, you can use the “Download” link on the right side to download an ePub or PDF (if they’re available for this book).

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In my book, Google Books is not the best resource, but it’s still a valuable resource to have, especially if you prefer ePubs over PDFs.

Bonus: Neotake

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Neotake is an eBook search engine that lets you search for multiple languages, multiple formats and free/non-free books. It searches multiple websites, so if you’re not sure where to find what you’re looking for, Neotake can help you.

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The search results are not the prettiest thing in the world, but you can see immediately what languages, formats etc. the ebook is available in. Clicking further will lead you to the site the eBook is actually on, where you can download it.

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Conclusion

I am hoping to see more websites providing a good searching and browsing experience for free eBooks. After all, these books are legal to download, and are an excellent gateway for people who’re just starting to discover the world of eBooks.

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Laptops move towards all-day battery life

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Business travellers expect a lot from their laptop but a trio of tightly-connected features tops the list. The ideal notebook should be thin, it should be light and it should have enough battery life to last a whole day and then some.

The first two traits naturally go together and they’re ideal for maximising space in your carry-on bag as well as taking from one client meeting to the next meeting.

And being able to use the laptop at your airline’s departure lounge, during an international flight and still being able to do a quick email session at the airport while waiting for your bags to hit the carousel? That seals the deal.

So when will you be able to get a laptop that’s made for the long haul? When can you hit the road but leave the AC adapter at home?

The answer to that question is ‘today’, depending on the price you’re prepared to pay and sometimes the compromises you’re willing to make. Some netbooks easily strut past the 10 hour mark but they lack the muscle, features and capabilities of a fully-fledged laptop.

In some cases you can add a secondary battery which replaces the notebook’s CD/DVD drive or attaches to the notebook’s underside (this type of Acer aspire 5920 battery is sometimes called a ‘travel slice’) so you can hit the road with two full tanks of juice – although this adds to the laptop’s bulk.

But within the next few years that won’t even be an issue. The ever-onwards march of technology in computer chips and other components will make ‘all day computing’ a trait of almost every laptop.

“The challenge for us is to bring all day battery life to the mainstream so that you take the laptop to work and leave the power supply at home” says Mooly Eden, general manager of Intel’s Mobile Platforms group.

“But ‘all day’ means different things to different people” Eden tells Australian Business Traveller. “For me it might be eight hours, for you it might be ten hours. And we need to do even more than that, because as the laptop gets older the battery life will slowly get lower.”

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Intel’s Mooly Eden showcases a next-gen concept notebook that’s wafer-thin, waif-light but can put in a solid day’s work before you reach for the battery charger.

Making notebooks better is part of Eden’s technical DNA. Through his revolutionary work creating Intel’s Centrino laptop technology, which in turn laid the foundations for today’s entire Core line of processors, the highly animated Israeli-American engineer and self-confessed ‘chip-head’ is widely considered to be the father of modern mobile computing.

And Eden’s goal for Intel? “We need to deliver 10-12 hours without the charger. And we will be able to do that, because all day battery life is not just possible, it is inevitable.”

The foundations are already in place. Intel’s family of Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 chips perform the neat trick of running faster than any previous generation of Intel silicon while drawing less power from the battery.

And even that dollop of extra speed is being channeled into eking out extra battery life. If you divide the laptop’s typical working day into tiny slices of time, most of that day is spent in varying states of idle rather than being actively used.

More processing muscle means the notebook can do the heavy-lifting faster so that it more quickly returns to the low-power idle state – and the more time it spends there, the longer the battery lasts.

Eden calls this feature “hurry up and get idle”, and it’s enhanced by ‘turbo boost’ modes which further accelerate the processor for short but intense bursts.

These can be everyday tasks like opening an email attachment or previewing a PowerPoint deck as a set of thumbnails. Tasks that take six seconds suddenly take three or four: but it’s less about speed than sleep.

“The idea is wake the notebook up, do the job and then go to sleep again” Eden explains. “If the chip does the job faster it can go back to sleep sooner, so you get better performance and you also get extended laptop battery life. This is the real secret of energy efficiency.”

Notebooks such as Apple’s MacBook Air  (above) and the new Asus UX21 ‘Ultrabook’ (below) use advanced design and solid state drives to keep the waistlines slim and the weight down without sacrificing battery life.

Yet the processor is just one part of the notebook. The screen is responsible for the largest portion of a laptop’s power drain, followed by the hard drive. Dramatic efficiencies in these areas are slower to come, with fewer breakthroughs and smaller leaps.

That said, notebooks screens with LED backlighting draw less juice than the non-backlit models while also providing a brighter picture.

And while ‘solid state drives’ (SSDs) draw almost no power compared to the conventional and battery-hungry spinning platters of a hard disk, their high price and relatively low capacity can make them impractical for many notebook users. Seagate is leading the move towards a new wave of ‘hybrid’ hard drives where a high capacity hard disk is partnered with a slab of solid state memory which automatically stores the most commonly-used files and data.

There’s also a growing trend towards lightweight operating systems which let you dive into email, browse the Web and play music or movies without loading Microsoft Windows.

Typically based on Linux and embedded into a flash memory chip inside the laptop, these ‘Instant On’ systems spring to life within seconds instead of the hard disk-hammering (and power sucking) minute that Windows often demands – making them a boon for short work sessions on the go.

Those are some of the technologies now converging into the next generation of notebooks. Give us a few years, the experts say, and almost every laptop will be built for the long-haul.

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Top 16 Best Ultrabooks for 2012

Ultrabooks feature Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors

Many of this year’s hottest new laptops are about one word: Ultrabooks.

The term Ultrabook is actually pure marketing, dreamt up by Intel for a new generation of portable PCs featuring its technology.

Like Centrino but unlike Viiv, it’s starting to stick as a catch-all term for thin and light laptops, or ultraportables as they’re sometimes classified.

The best way to think of an Ultrabook is a MacBook Air that isn’t made by Apple, a netbook that isn’t underpowered or a laptop that’s been on a crash diet. Ultrabooks all feature a Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, plus fast SSD storage and USB 3.0 connectivity.

According to Intel, Ultrabooks also have “ultra-capabilities” – security features, battery power, instant-on and quick standby. They’ll provide a lightweight alternative to tablet devices for people who just can’t work without a full QWERTY keyboard.

Intel has announced a massive $300m (£185m) fund to help develop Ultrabook hardware and software, and it’s confident that Ultrabooks will make up 40% of the market by 2012.

The first models are shipping with current generation Sandy Bridge Core processors, which will be replaced this year by a new generation of Ivy Bridge chips.

Intel set an initial price target of $999/£999 for Ultrabooks, though many have been more expensive – expect serious in-roads on the cheaper £600-£800 market this year.

But what’s the best Ultrabook to buy? Check out the best Ultrabooks we’ve reviewed, as well as some we got hands on with at CES 2012.

1. LG Z330 and Z430 Super Ultrabooks

 

 Top 16 Best Ultrabooks for 2012

 

Rather than a tapered design, the chassis on the 13.3-inch LG Z330 Super Ultrabook is 14.7mm thick from front to back. It runs Windows 7 (for now) and has a bigger brother, the LG Z430, which comes with a 14-inch display. Why is it ‘Super’? Because LG says so.

2. Asus Zenbook UX31

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Asus has done a terrific job with the Zenbook’s design – even if you have to acknowledge that the designer took more than a sneaky glance at Apple’s ultraportable first.The 13-inch Zenbook is fantastic to look at. When closed, the wedge-shaped laptop measures 17mm at its thickest point and a mere 3mm at its thinnest.The same design thinking even stretches to the Intel Core and Windows 7 stickers. We wonder who it was that proposed they were silver and black – Intel? Asus? – but whoever did has made a difference.

3. Samsung Series 5 Ultra

 

 Top 16 Best Ultrabooks for 2012

 

Packing an Intel Core i5 processor, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra is small but perfectly formed. Available in 14-inch or 13-inch models, the 13 incher is 17.6mm at its fattest point, narrowing to 14mm.
It comes with a 128GB/256GB SSD or a 500GB hard drive (alongside a small 16GB flash drive) and incorporates an LED SuperBright screen. The only worry? Battery life is low at around three hours in our tests. Not to be confused with the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. Which is definitely not an Ultrabook.

4. Samsung Series 9

 

 Top 16 Best Ultrabooks for 2012

 

While the original Series 9 was one of the world’s thinnest laptops, the new Samsung 9 Series Ultrabook is even thinner.

The design team has shaved off another 4mm, giving this 13-inch (1600 x 1200) laptop a waistline of only 12.9mm. Inside, a 1.7GHz Core i7 chip does all the hard work, ably assisted by up to 8GB of memory and SSD storage.

5. HP Folio 13

 

 Top 16 Best Ultrabooks for 2012

 

As the moniker suggests, the HP Folio 13 is yet another 13-inch Ultrabook. It’s not much of a looker and, at 18mm around the middle, it’s not the slimmest Ultrabook at CES.

But HP is claiming a 9-hour HP Elitebook 8530w Battery Life for the Folio 13, which will be ideal for regular mobile workers who value staying power over pretty design.

6. Lenovo IdeaPad U300S

 

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Lenovo hasn’t obsessed over aesthetics, and this laptop is no Apple MacBook Air clone. It seems chunky next to the wafer-thin Asus Zenbook, which features a wedge-shaped design that tapers off to a thin, blade-like point.

The Lenovo IdeaPad U300S retains its 16mm thickness across the chassis, giving it the impression of being squat. The body is aluminium, and weighs 1.4kg, the same as the Acer Aspire S3, but much heavier than the Toshiba Portege Z830 and the Toshiba Satellite Z830-10U. If you’re looking for an ultrabook that will turn heads, you will most likely look elsewhere, but can the Lenovo IdeaPad U300S impress with power?

7. HP Envy 14 Spectre

 

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The HP Envy 14 Spectre is a little bigger than your average Ultrabook and a little fatter because of it. Intel specifies a sub- 18mm chassis for 13-inch models, but 14-inchers like this can bulk up to 21mm.

With a Core i5 (or i7) processor and 128GB HDD inside, HP claims a 9 hour battery life for the Spectre. And… that’s really the only appeal.

8. Dell XPS 13

 

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The Dell XPS 13 might be a little late to the Ultrabook party, but it’s one of the prettiest portables we’ve seen.

Amazingly, Dell has squeezed an Intel Core i5 or i7 inside the trim chassis, along with 4GB of memory and a 128/256GB SSD. How thin is it? 6mm at its slimmest point.

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9. Asus Zenbook UX21

 

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The Asus Zenbook UX21 is the first 11-inch ultrabook to hit the shelves. Of course, comparisons will be immediately drawn with the Apple MacBook Air, which is one of the best ultra-portable laptops money can buy, and these two 11-inch portables are very closely matched. The Asus Zenbook UX21 matches the Apple MacBook Air in every respect. It’s just as well-built, made out of a single piece of aluminium, just as light and oozes the same head-turning style and class that makes people cast admiring glances while you work in public. It also has the same Intel Core i5 low voltage 1.6GHz processor, and a 128GB solid state hard drive, which keeps the system really responsive and fast.

10. Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410

 

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The Lenovo IdeaPad U310 has a distinctly MacBook Pro vibe to it but these Ultrabooks are expected to be at the cheaper end of the scale, around £600 or so. Packing a 13-inch display, the U310 tips the scales at 1.7kg and is squeezed into an aluminium chassis that’s 18mm thick.

A Core i5 chip is expected to provide the processing grunt, with the choice of a 64GB SSD or 500GB hard disk for storage. There’s also a U410, boasting a 14-inch display.

11. Toshiba Satellite Z830

 

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The Toshiba Satellite Z830-10U, priced at £999 in the UK (the US price isn’t yet available).

At its thickest point, the Satellite Z830-10U measures only 16mm across, but Toshiba has still packed in Sandy Bridge power and given us one of the best trackpads we’ve yet seen on an ultrabook. It’s not without niggles, however, and we found parts of the chassis to be inferior to stronger machines such as the Asus Zenbook.

It’s the lightest Ultrabook chassis we’ve yet seen, but also an excellent battery life, this could be the answer for frequent travellers who need a long-lasting machine full of performance for under £1,000.

12. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

 

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We’re loving the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. This flexible, foldable Ultrabook also converts into a 16.9mm thick tablet with a 13.1-inch (1600×900 pixel) touchscreen.

Running Windows 8 you get the best of all worlds – a QWERTY keyboard for heavy duty working and a tablet experience for after hours net sessions on the sofa. The downside? It probably won’t be cheap.

13 Acer Aspire S3

 

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The 13.3-inch Acer Aspire S3-951 is an appealing prospect for regular travellers. The Intel Core i7 2637M version we tested is priced at £900 in the UK and costs $1300 in the US (where it has the more specific name of Acer Aspire S3-951-6432), which is enticing, considering the impressive specs list.

A less powerful Core i5 model can be bought for £700 in the UK, while in the US there are three cheaper Core i5 machines, two of which cost $900, while one retails at $1199.

14. The Intel Nikiski concept

 

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While not technically an Ultrabook, Intel tells us that a Ultrabook version of the oddball Nikiski is on the cards for later this year.

What makes it stand out is the glass touch pad that turns into a touchscreen layer to enable you to browse a slimline view of key information such as new emails.

15. Acer Aspire S5

 

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Thin (15mm) and light (1.35kg), the new Acer Aspire S5 isn’t much of a design departure from the older Acer Aspire S3.

But it takes advantage of its Ultrabook DNA with a 13.3-inch display, Thunderbolt technology, SSD storage and a fast (but as yet unspecified) Intel CPU. Are we excited? Meh.

16. Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus

 

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The Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus is the first Ultrabook we’ve seen that isn’t from an established, global computer company. That isn’t to say Novatech is small. The British firm has been selling both components and customised PCs for a while, and in keeping with tradition, there’s plenty of choice with its Ultrabook range, with the option of an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, and varying quantities of storage and memory. The Core i3 Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus model that we were sent is priced at just £625, and comes with 4GB of memory, a 128GB SSD and Windows 7.

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