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Tips for improving your laptop performance

A professional portable computer is a key work tool for any company, so it should be taken good care of, so it can not only have a long life, but also provide optimal performance throughout its life cycle.

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In this article, we will go through a series of tips that we will explain in detail and that will help you take good care of any and every laptop you use at work.

This advice will also help to improve the device performance and, if applied correctly, will also restore laptops that have suffered an efficiency loss over time, due to overuse.

1. – Restrict the number of launch programs.

A measure both simple and effective, because it speeds up the system’s boot times and reduces the number of active programs in the background when we start up Windows 10.

To make this adjustment, we have to right-click in the taskbar, select “Task Manager” > “Startup” and then click on “Disable” in the “Status” option.

2. – Keep the operating system and drivers updated.

Operating system updates are fundamental for the computer’s protection, because the latest security patches are received through them.

Also, new features are introduced with some updates and, in the case of Windows 10, they extend the support period of the operating system. They are fundamental, since they extend the support, extend the device’s capabilities and also improve its protection.

Drivers also play a very important role, since they are responsible of the good operation of the system and can help improve performance and security, so every professional laptop should keep them up to date.

3. – Defragmenting the storage unit.

If your company uses laptops with hard drives, using the defragmentation tool periodically can help improve the overall performance of the computer.

Every laptop uses the storage unit to perform read and write operations, so the hard drive is a basic piece of equipment on which the performance of the entire system depends.

In case the hard drive is fragmented, the performance will drop considerably and we will notice it during load times when running applications or opening documents and files.

With the defragmentation tool, this problem is solved by running an ordering process that allows faster load times on the drive, although it is not necessary to do so on SSD drives.

4. – Keep your computer clean.

In this article we talked about how important it is for a correct laptop maintenance to keep the device clean, but we must keep in mind that it is also important to run an internal cleaning process.

Laptops usually accumulate dust and dirt in their interior after several years of continuous use, a fact that can end up affecting negatively the general performance of the system and generate problems of excess heat.

The IT department should perform periodic cleanings inside the laptops to ensure optimal operation for a longer period of time.

5. – Adjust different energy configuration depending on the situation.

A professional laptop should have a correct balance between power and mobility, this is an issue that we have also had the chance to deal with in this article, but there are situations where we may need to break that balance for greater performance.

If we use Windows 10 we can boost the system performance in a very simple way by changing the system’s power plan to “high performance”. Keep in mind that, while improving performance, this will also increase consumption and reduce autonomy.

To change this option simply type “Edit Energy Plan” in the search bar and select the option “Advanced Energy Settings”.

ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA-XS74-BL) Review: superb, powerful, this ultrabook has only one shortcoming

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is one of the three new ultralaptops that Asus has added to its product line in this second half of the year. This very good looking and (very) high-end computer offers some serious advantages, but does not satisfy the trifecta of “aesthetics, performance and autonomy”.

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe:

First announced during CES 2017 – later confirmed during Computex 2017 – we have finally got a hold of Asus’s ZenBook 3 Deluxe. Incarnating “the most prestigious ultrabook in the wold” according to its creator, this PC is indeed one of the most luxurious that we have seen in a long time (putting aside MacBooks). While its measurements correspond to a 13.3 inch device, its display is even bigger than that of other comparable computers! In fact it measures 14 inches, diagonally, and has relatively thin and discrete borders around the edges of its display panel. This PC appears to be superlative in all regards, all that remains now is for us to test it to make sure that it is worthy of its accolades and that its 1700 dollars price tag is fully justified.

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe:

With its new ZenBook 3 Deluxe, Asus hopes to satisfy users looking for a PC that brings together good performance, compactness as well as a luxurious finish. Of course, it is a matter of taste, but it must be said that this computer’s regal blue and gold color scheme is quite appealing. However, if you do not find it to your taste, you should be aware that it is also available in a quartz gray and gold color scheme. (more…)