One of the most confusing thing while you go out shopping a notebook PC is integration of the long list for features as are provided by the manufacturer. Let’s take a look on some of the connectivity and networking options to aid you getting out of confusion while buying your personal notebook.
Wi-Fi is a feature which is now added to all of the modern computers. While you also have option for adding in the wireless networking in to any notebook PV on your own through these card slots but a suggestion is you must buy it built in. If you are one who has to travel to urban areas then it is a must for you, so you don’t find you’re self unconnected anywhere while traveling.
Bluetooth is introduced and is known as short distance wireless protocol and it very suitable for a notebook. It has its uses manifolds like getting connected online through your cellular phone or for wireless mouse.
I need like mentioning here that most of notebooks don’t include Bluetooth. Higher end ones do have it as their feature and.
A few of the notebook PCs do come with built in support for wireless broadband connections. This is generally a sort of mobile phone connection that helps their user to get online with speedy connect-ability. But the recommendation is avoiding such notebook which comes with built in broadband connection. The recommendation is made having its basis over two things. You can easily have a foreign PC Card connected to any notebook. Built in wireless broad band is carrier specific.
It is a mature standard for you to connect peripheral to your notebook. Every notebook now manufactured has this option with it. So you need not worrying about it built in. what you require checking are specifics as mentioned below:
- Standard is USB 2.0. So don’t settle over USB 1.0. USB II comes in two versions i.e. full speed and high speed.
- Number of ports. My notebook contains four USB ports, trust me they are way much for me. Check your requirements.
- Placement of these ports.
This is also known as IEEE 1394 or iLink. This is another sort of tangential connection and is included with many notebooks now. The maximum speed of this connection is 400 Mbit/s maximum and is considered way faster then USB 2.0.
Firewires are included in almost all notebooks by some manufacturers while other doesn’t. You would require it if you have peripheral which needs such port.