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When I ask people what they look for in a laptop, they usually list portability, screen size, processor speed, memory. But one thing I rarely hear is that the laptop should not overheat. Now I know you’re thinking - that’s not really a surprise. The cooling tech isn’t exactly a visible feature. That’s a shame because without good cooling and venting a laptop is probably not as well put together on the inside as it is on the outside. You can have the latest laptop, but if it overheats it simply isn’t going run well or last long enough. Today’s laptops allow you to work almost anywhere. They’re always on and are great for productivity and for personal entertainment, but have you thought about what might be happening to it on the inside? Smaller and thinner means there’s less room for air to circulate inside the laptop. If you put it down on the couch or some other soft surface, there’s a decent chance the vents will be obstructed and it will overheat. The perils of overheating Overheating can cause serious problems. It can damage many of the key internal components, including the processor, battery, and hard drive. In fact, running at high temperatures for long periods of time can lead to drive failure and even permanent data loss. Hard drive failure rates increase between 20% and 30% for every 10 degrees above recommended operating temperatures, while operating a drive below the recommended...

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Shimmer Non-Dairy Floor Wax

Shimmer Non-Dairy Floor Wax

Guest blog by Gregg Shupe… The legendary Dan Akroyd/Gilda Radner Saturday Night Live skit for Shimmer Non-Dairy Floor Wax promoted a product that was simultaneously a workhorse floor wax AND a delectable dessert topping. Like the multipurpose Shimmer product, today’s medium-sized business customers need a way to get the biggest bang for their buck with their IT investment. “How do I spend the least amount of money to perform tasks like PC/server backup AND deliver highly visible, state-of-the-art application capabilities, such as server virtualization and video surveillance?” It’s a Floor Wax Backup is the IT equivalent of cleaning the floor. No one likes to do it, but if you don’t, eventually someone gets hurt — slip and fall/data loss. LenovoEMC storage is integrated with capabilities from Acronis to protect data from PCs, NAS devices and even servers, and to move the data offsite — to back up the backup.   It’s a Dessert Topping Appealing to the technologist’s sweet tooth, LenovoEMC offers leading-edge virtualization capability sized and priced for mid-market users. The LenovoEMC px12-400r and px12-450r support LenovoEMC’s Integrated...

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Intuitive, efficient and effective Smart Grid technology

Intuitive, efficient and effective Smart Grid technology

GUEST BLOG BY Nancy Reaves... Reducing power cost is always a priority. How do we do it at home? When we are not using a room, we make sure to turn off the lights. We install programmable thermostats that reduce the heat and air conditioning when we leave the house and increase it just before we return. Power is a significant part of the overall cost of managing a data center. Lenovo ThinkServer Smart Grid helps you to do the same thing that you do at home with your servers. You can lower operational expenses by effectively monitoring and managing power. Smart Grid is SMART because it monitors exactly how much power you are using in real-time. You can examine power use at the individual server, rack of servers, row of racks, or group of server/rack level. Smart Grid is SMART because it helps you to plan power usage through the use of power capping. By establishing a policy, you can cap power usage for a set of servers, at a certain time, to a specific level. This can help you to protect your critical applications when the server load increases. Smart Grid is SMART because it allows you to monitor server utilization. In the case where your servers are underutilized, you can take advantage of that “unused” power and increase server density. Smart Grid is SMART because it gives you the information needed to intelligently design and build out your data center. It’s just like the individual consumer who has to manage the household...

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We make the tools, you make them DO

We make the tools, you make them DO

As the #1 PC maker in the world, Lenovo's devices are with you anywhere you go. Explore this infographic and see how our devices are used in everyday life. *Click to enlarge Share this infographic using the embed code below: <a href="http://blog.lenovo.com/products/lenovo-everywhere-you-go-1-pc-maker-in-the-world?cid=us|574106&"><img src="http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/0a/be/dd/0abedd092ab76be47f12ff40209f18e7.jpg" alt="Lenovo Devices: Computer, Laptop, Ultrabook, PC and Tablet" width="600" height="1868" /> </a>

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LenovoEMC px4-400r

LenovoEMC px4-400r

GUEST BLOG BY Gregg Shupe… On January 7, Lenovo announced the LenovoEMC px4-400 network-attached storage (NAS) products for power users and business applications. The px4 products, available in a desktop or rackmount form factor, let users share and protect data and media content over their local network and over the Internet — using the LenovoEMC Personal Cloud capability. For power users, the px4 products have up to 16TB of storage capacity — about three million songs or 400 full HD movies — that not only backs up your systems, but also streams media to popular players, game consoles, smart TVs, tablets and phones using the embedded media server. And, we didn’t leave mobile users out. Download our free app (Google play or iTunes) to link your devices and remotely manage your data or even play stored video. For businesses, the px4 products are flexible enough to provide shared storage for up to 75 concurrent users. These px4 NAS devices can also act as a small virtualized server running VMware or Hyper-V. The px4 products connect to all of the popular systems found in business environments, including Linux and UNIX-based systems, Windows-based PCs and even some fruit company’s OS x-based computers (GASP!). By adding a px4-400d to the network —...

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