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Popular antivirus software to buy in 2018

When it comes to buying antivirus software for personal or commercial systems, there are certain product features that make the software worth buying. On-demand malware scan, on-access malware scan, website rating, malicious URL blocking, phishing protection, behavior-based detection, and vulnerability scans are some of the key product features to look out for while buying best antivirus software available in the market.

Here is a list of trending antivirus software of 2018 available for purchase.

Kaspersky Total Security
One of the popular choices for premium antivirus software, Kaspersky Total Security PC Suite offers excellent malware protection with minimum impact on the system performance while carrying out background tasks. Additional features like webcam protection, file encryption, two-way firewall, special protection for ransomware, antitheft protection, and a virtual keyboard make this antivirus is a good investment for around $49.99 for one copy.

Bitdefender Total Security
Bitdefender is a great alternative to Kaspersky’s Premium PC suite that offers a lighter system load and a powerful malware protection engine. It also features everything that is included with Kaspersky Antivirus Software. However, Bitdefender is a slightly high-priced variant with one copy of PC or laptop protection costing approximately $59.

Norton Security Premium
The premium security version boasts a few additional tools along with all the basic functionalities offered by Kaspersky and Bitdefender. Norton Security Premium also has a lighter system load compared to its predecessors with background tasks that do not affect the system performance. Parental controls, backup protection, and 25GB of online storage are some of the additional features offered by Norton Security Premium for the price of around $59.

McAfee Total Protection
McAfee Antivirus Software offers a single license that covers Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS platforms. Additional features include a file shredder, network scanner, a file encryption feature for secure transfer, and True Key password manager. However, McAfee has a higher system load performance and does not support secure browser and anti-theft protection. Moreover, in comparison to other popular options, it is priced for a hefty price of approximately $59.99.

Other choices for antivirus protection include Webroot Secure Anywhere Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus, ESET NOD32 Antivirus, F-Secure Antivirus, and Trend Micro Antivirus Security.

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Things to consider when buying antivirus software

Malware is one of the biggest security and risk concerns when it comes to computing systems. Malicious software can target computers that don’t have antivirus software installed to cripple the system. It is very common for malware developers to target Windows and Android platforms due to its open-ended configuration.

Today, there are certain types of malware that have been developed to cripple even close-ended iOS systems, making it absolutely necessary for you to opt for antivirus software to protect the system and data.

Here are a few things you should look out for when deciding on the type of antivirus software you wish to buy.

Free versus paid systems
Although popular versions of antivirus software are available for free downloads, it is still advisable to buy premium software. The cost may be a significant expense, but it is still a prudent investment for the long run. Premium antivirus software will be ad-free with technical support and security features to protect user data. The software will also ensure there are no information leaks to third-party groups.

Compatibility
Most antivirus software is designed for universal compatibility across Windows and Android platforms. Very few antivirus software has been developed for Apple systems as the system is close-ended and does not allow for modifications to be made to the core interface.

Light systems load
Antivirus software consumes a lot of power and depends on more system memory; this can slow down other tasks. Ensure that you buy the antivirus software after taking into account your system configuration and also the minimum system requirements made mandatory for the antivirus.

High malware detection rate
The antivirus software should be able to detect threats effectively and take immediate action with certain administrator privileges that have been authorized by the system. The software you use must be able to identify new and old types of malware threats and also stop it from getting past the firewall.

User-friendly interface
The user interface of any premium antivirus software must be easy to understand and effortless to use. When you are paying top dollar to protect your systems and data, the last thing you would want to deal with is a complicated user interface. Some premium antivirus software also provide a customizable user interface that can be modified according to your requirements.

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Here is what you must to know about the HP Spectre x360

The era of 2-in-1 laptops has begun. Gone are the days when we had laptops that only served some basic needs. Now laptops are made highly functional so that we can use it for gaming, working, and performing multiple tasks at the same time.

HP Spectre x360 is one of those laptops whose launch had made people crazy for it. And it has got all the reasons to make people excited. It has got the utility of a usual laptop and the flexibility of a tablet. HP Spectre x360 has got some dashing looks, and Intel Core i7 CPU, a 4K display with stylus support, and long-running HP laptop battery.

  • Design

HP Spectre x360 is strikingly stunning from top to bottom. Brushing off the excess metal from all the sides, the laptop is made as light as air. This makes it the most portable 2-in-1 laptops available in the market. The HP Spectre x360 also has a 13.3-inch glossy and full HD display.

  • Battery life 

This HP laptop’s battery life has increased to 10 hours and 6 minutes from 8 hours and 36 minutes. This is more than 15 percent of the increase. The long battery life makes it great enough to put it on the list of premium 2-in-1 laptops. This HP laptop’s battery gives better performance than most of the premium laptops in the market.

  • Performance

HP Spectre x360 is not just famous for its good looks but also for its new Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake CPU. You may select either a Core i7 or the Core i5 processor. It comes with 16GB of RAM and 512GB storage space.

This laptop is perfect for anyone who just needs a 2-in-1 laptop. HP Spectre x360 is perfect for your workplace or even when you are on the go because HP laptop batteries are what you need on the limitless road. This laptop is sleek and stylish to match with the fast-moving world. It is for the people who always want to carry their world along.

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List of HP Laptops with long battery life

We all know that laptops play a very important role in our lives. We use them when we want work or want to have fun. Everyone uses their laptops differently. But while buying a new laptop, regardless of the functions, it is important to look at the battery life offered. This is because battery life is what makes the laptop our companion even when we are on a journey. Nobody likes to carry a nest of wires with them when you are on the go.

Keeping that in mind, we have made a list of HP laptops that have long-lasting batteries.

  • HP Spectre x360

Hands down to the most gorgeous laptop of all times! HP has again done a wonderful job of making the most stylish and sleek laptop. It is a 2-in-1 laptop that serves the utility of a standard laptop as well as the utility of a tablet. This HP laptop’s battery life has increased from 8 hours and 36 minutes in its predecessor to 10 hours and 6 minutes. The HP Spectre is a very flexible laptop as you may turn it into a tablet whenever you want.

  • HP Elite x360

The world’s thinnest laptop is here. This laptop has diamond cut accents, which makes it look sleek and stylish. Don’t forget its iconic aluminum unibody that makes it distinct from others. This HP laptop’s battery lasts up to 7 hours and 30 minutes. Even if you slow down, your HP Elite x360 won’t slow down due to its fast processor. Besides, the HP Elite book is all prepared to survive extreme temperatures, shocks, and drops.

  • HP Pentium Quad-Core

This laptop is the perfect laptop for your day-to-day life. It comes with 4GB RAM and 1TB HDD storage. This laptop comes with a graphics card and has Intel Pentium Quad-Core processor. This HP laptop’s battery works up to 5 hours.

These are quite popular laptops by HP in terms of a good battery life. Some of them are quite expensive as they are premium laptops. However, the HP Pentium Quad-Core is a budget-friendly option among these.

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4 laptops of 2017 that made it to the top

During earlier times, one had to sit at one place while getting work done on their computers; the era of laptops has given people the freedom to be mobile while being able to take their laptops wherever they go. But as always, technology gives in to human needs and because of this, they invented laptops that are feather light.

Today, there are innumerable laptops in the American market that are made to suit almost all of your needs. However, we are here to take you through four of the best laptops of 2017:

Dell XPS 13

With its 13-inch bezel-free screen, the Dell XPS 13 tops the charts being one of the best laptops of 2017. It comes with a top-class aluminum exterior body and a compact carbon fiber top and costs about USD 1400. This model is also soon to a see its processor being updated to the 8th generation Kaby Lake chips, which is Intel’s latest processor.

HP Spectre 13.3

This wafer-thin laptop comes in the form of a 13-inch notebook that is sure to blow your mind out. It comes with a 256GB M.2 SSD and runs as smooth as butter on a hot slice of bread. It comes fully loaded with an i3 and even an i7 processor and a 13.3-inch touchscreen. Priced at about USD 1400, this one lives up to its repute of being the world’s thinnest laptop.

HP Spectre x360 (2017)

The updated 2017 model of HP Spectre x360 is one of the best laptops among all its predecessors with its added features, superb battery life, and lighter and thinner body. You also have the option of buying this laptop with an outstanding screen resolution of 4,000 pixels. Priced at about USD 1600, this model comes with a 13-inch screen and an active stylus.

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)

The Microsoft Surface Pro is one the best laptops in the hybrid category that detaches itself from a laptop to a tablet. Endowed with Iris Plus integrated graphics and 7th generation Kaby Lake Core processor, this one comes at a price of about USD 799.

After reading about all the top picks, which one would you go for?

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4 laptops that top the charts for kid-friendly laptops

Time is moving quickly and so is today’s younger generation. To them, technology is nothing alien. On the contrary, it is something they cannot do without! And a laptop is like a second skin to them. Be it movies or project work, a laptop is something that most kids cannot do without.

Bearing this in mind, we have put together a list of the best laptops for kids. Let’s take a look.

Dell Inspiron 11.6-inch 2-in-1

This one is great for both, school work and entertainment and is also quite affordable. And the best part of this compact machine is that it comes with an inbuilt parental control via Microsoft’s Family Web Portal, which allows you to block certain sites and keep a tab on the amount of time your child spends on games and apps. This laptop is also pretty durable, after all, we know we’re dealing with kids here!

Lenovo Ideapad 100S

One of the best laptops for kids in terms of price, the Lenovo Ideapad 100S comes with an Intel Atom processor, a 2GB RAM and an eMMC memory of 32GB that may be expanded up to 64GB. The laptop offers a good battery life of about ten hours, comes with an inbuilt Family Portal, and is great for school projects.

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch

Other than its old-school design, the 13-inch Apple MacBook Air is still one of the best laptops for kids. It offers a great battery life of about 12 hours and comes loaded with a Dual Core Intel i5 processor, an SSD storage of 128GB, and an 8GB RAM. Again, this one has Apple’s parental control feature that limits kids time on the laptop and gives parents complete access and control over what apps and sites their kids visit, as well as what books they download.

Acer Chromebook R11

This beautifully designed convertible laptop, apart from its great touch screen and all-day battery life, is known as one of the best laptops with regards to stringent parental control. Here, parents may create an account as the ‘owner’ and register their kids for the account of ‘supervised user’, thus having complete access to what kids view, visit, and download.

Keep this list handy while laptop shopping and choose the best for your kids.

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Two of the best rugged business laptops

In business, thinking long term is always the best. When businesses look to invest in technology, they make sure they are putting their money into something that would last them for a long time. And a business laptop is no different.

When we say a business laptop, we are referring to a piece of technology, which is as well traveled as its owner. A business person’s laptop goes everywhere they do; which only goes to say that a business laptop apart from being efficient, also needs to be rugged enough to endure long travels. This, in fact, is the crux of some of America’s best business laptops. Today, we are looking at two laptops that have stood the test of time in terms of sturdiness, thus easily earning the title of the best business laptops.

Dell’s Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme

This one is the boss when it comes to best business laptops. With its fortified magnesium backbone, the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme is built for extremely sturdy conditions like construction sites and industrial environments. This means that the machine can survive rains, blowing sand, in-transit drops, functional shock, humidity, salty air, high altitudes, a volatile atmosphere, solar radiation, thermal shock, freezing temperatures, etc. All of this is by far more than an average human being would be able to handle! Now if that is not rugged, we don’t know what is! All of this makes it a heavy 8lbs piece. This sturdy machine also comes with 4G/ LTE mobile broadband, an SSD that has a mobility of 128GB, and an Intel Core i4 processor.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad T450sc

Part of Lenovo’s Think series, this one has a great repute for its sturdiness. While it has a body made of magnesium, its lid is made of carbon fiber and its hinges are of stainless steel that would last about as long as you! Again, the T450sc is able to withstand shock, vibration, humidity, high pressure, soaring temperatures, low pressure, salt fog, fungus, dust, and solar radiation. It also comes with a spill-proof keyboard. With a 5th generation Intel Core processor and a battery life of over 12 hours, this one weighs barely 4lbs, making it one of the best business laptops for travel.

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Reasons why a business laptop is good for you

So, it’s time to buy a new laptop for the house. We’d love to wish you luck with that! But more than wishing you luck, we’d love to ask you to hold on and rethink your decision of buying a consumer-oriented laptop and get yourself a business laptop instead. Yes, you read that right—a business laptop. Here’s why:

They go a long way

Most corporates buy business laptops in bulk. And before spending such a huge amount of money, a good amount of thought goes into it. Companies only invest in the best business laptops because they know that these are built to last. So, if you don’t want to be seeing yourself buying another laptop for your home after the next three years, a business laptop is the way to go!

A better view

The one thing you notice common with most consumer laptops is their glossy display. Most brands lure customers with glossy display screens. But this is one of the last things you’d want on a good laptop. Why? This is because glossy displays make for not such great viewing angles, while matte displays are glare-free and allow for a fantastically clear view. In fact, some of the best business laptops come with a matte surface, even if that means compromising on the touch screen part of it.

Keyboard quality

Since a business laptop is used for a lot more typing, they come endowed with much better keyboards as compared to consumer-oriented laptops. The best business laptops come with strong, large, curved keys, and a better actuation force that makes them easy to locate without even a glance. Should you be doing a lot of research for your college or make a living of working from home, this feature would be very useful for you.

Think long-term

Yes, buying a business laptop would mean you would have to shell out a couple of hundred dollars more. But hey, think about it for the long run! The best business laptops are meant to last for a very long time. Thus, unlike a consumer-oriented laptop, you wouldn’t have to change a business laptop often, which means you’ll be saving a lot more bucks should you buy the latter.

Consider these factors before buying a laptop and make a wise decision.

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Here’s why Dell laptops are a complete package

When it comes to choosing a laptop, there are a number of things one needs to keep in mind. Whether the aim of buying a laptop is to simply watch Netflix and surf, play games, or you need a laptop for business purposes, is something you need to be clear about. It is only then that making a proper decision with regards to buying would be possible.

While there are a number of laptop brands in the market, Dell laptops do a good job at spoiling you for choice. Apart from that, they also offer you great durability and fantastic customer service. But before you go ahead with buying a Dell laptop, here are a few things you would need to keep in mind:

Gaming

If you are a gamer, Dell’s Alienware is the way to go. It sports a gunmetal gray spaceship look and has a strong performance with regards to gaming. This laptop comes endowed with SSD, Nvidia graphics, and a great processor. It also has plenty of ports, leaving a lot of space for expansion. The machine even has a long battery life that allows you to indulge in your gaming escapades without running around in search of the laptop charger every now and then.

College and Home

If you are among those who have a more simplistic home-or college-bound needs with regards to a laptop, then you could opt for Dell Chromebooks or the Dell Inspiron series. The Chromebooks cost much lesser than most other Dell laptops. Both, the Chromebooks and Inspiron give you top-class functionality and total value for money.

Work

So, you want to stay on top of your game when it comes to work. Well, we all do! And nothing better than a good laptop (apart from smart work, of course) to help you reach that goal. Dell’s Latitude laptops are great for business and office purposes. And due to its thin built, you may carry it around wherever you go.

All it takes is for you to be clear on what you are looking for in a laptop and then you have at your disposal a world of Dell laptops to choose from!

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Why a 2-in-1 is the way to go

Hitting two birds with one stone is always ideal for almost all situations. And the case of a laptop is no exception. We’re talking about a 2-in-1 laptop here.

This one’s a product of modern day technology that has all the features of a laptop, while serving as a tablet, too. These laptops are also known as Hybrid Laptops. There are many market players like HP, Lenovo, Sony, Dell laptops, and many others that offer these. So, here is why a 2-in-1 laptop is the way to go:

They are flexible

2-in-1 laptops are very flexible and this is what makes them so fantastic and convenient to use. Be it taking down notes or drawing diagrams and even flipping the laptop over for an impromptu presentation, 2-in-1 laptops serve almost every purpose. As compared to a conventional laptop, today most hybrid laptops have either a detachable keyboard or a 360-degree hinge that allows them to rotate all the way round. While you have a number of brands selling 2-in-1 laptops, Dell laptops have a wide range of these to choose from.

They reduce the need for too many devices

With the boom in technology, people tend to feel left out when they do not own the latest kind of device. So, we have our smartphones, tablets, and laptops. But with a 2-in-1 laptop, you don’t need to own a tablet as well as a laptop, as it does the job of both.

They have touch screens

The latest technology runs on touch, today. Bearing that and our comfort in mind, almost every 2-in-1 laptop comes endowed with a touchscreen.

They help to save more

The lesser the devices, the more the savings! Now, that is the cherry on the cake, isn’t it? Also due to its rising demand, these laptops have now become pretty affordable. Today, a hybrid Dell laptop may cost you as little as USD 199.

So, whether it is a Dell laptop, Asus laptop, or any other brand you wish to buy, don’t forget to have a look at their 2-in-1 laptops. After all, two for the price of one is a great idea, isn’t it?

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