All about Laptop – Ethernet Port, External Sata, USB, Webcam

 
Laptops find a very wide use in every field, and as they are portable, they are used by everyone. The light weight of a laptop makes it convenient to be used everywhere. With such large number of qualities and use, choosing a right laptop is very important. Let us know some of the basic terms frequently appearing in the laptop world:

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  • Ethernet Port: it appears as a phone jack but it is much larger. It helps to connect to the local network LAN (Local Area Network) or wired internet.
  • External SATA (eSATA) port: The eSATA port connection is usually much faster than the USB and it makes the transfer of data in no time. Thus, it is usually preferred to USB. Devices such as external hard drive and others can be connected to the laptop using this port.
  • Fingerprint Reader: Laptops are frequently used to store very confidential data which can be broken if passwords are used. So, the fingerprint reader gives an access to it only when finger is placed which makes the data much more secure.
  • HDMI( High Definition Multimedia Interface): This cable is used for carrying audio and video simultaneously thus reducing the problem of having different cables for audio and video. The HDMI cable from the laptop can be connected to the external television or other devices to stream video and audio.
  • Intel wireless display technology: this innovative technology streams the video and audio to a television reducing the effort of using the cables.
  • Laptop Shell:  This is a protective covering which covers the laptop. In addition to providing protection, today’s shells are very stylish providing amazing looks to the laptops.
  • Screen Size: the screen size of a laptop is usually measured diagonally. The latest ultralight laptops usually come with a screen range of 12 to 17 inches. The laptops used these days have an aspect ratio of 16:9 rather than the old days when 4:3 is used.
  • SD card reader: This card reader is used to connect the SD card with the system to transfer the information. The laptop can be bought with an SD card reader or an external card reader can be bought which is usually connected with a USB.
  • Touchpad: unlike old day laptops which had a ball to roll the mouse over the screen, today’s laptops have a touch sensitive pad which is a substitute for a mouse. The mouse cursor on the screen can simply move by moving the finger on the pad.
  • USB (Universal Serial Bus): As the name suggests an input device such as a mouse, keyboard, joystick or external storage devices such as hard drives and pen drives can be connected to it. Today, every laptop is available with many USB ports for many devices at one time.
  • Webcam: Webcam is used for online video communication. Today every laptop is available with a camera reducing the need of an external webcam.
  • Wireless-enabled laptop: These laptops have wireless adapter which connects to the network if the area is enabled with the networking. This makes working anywhere.
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