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New laptop??

By cookiedude ยท 29 replies
Sep 17, 2007
  1. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,426   +112

    raybay, most what is sold now doesn't contains those awful gases anymore. Very good on you to tell the user to keep the fan channels clear.
  2. cookiedude

    cookiedude TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 157

    Thanks for the advice.
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    There are two reasons for some sort of gas, and most states require them, as does the US Office of Occupational Health..
    Fire prevention and people with health problems. They have to be odor free and contaminant free for that reason.
    The big reason for computer users is that plain compressed air, or forced air, will too often generate static electricity that can be harmful to computer components. Vacuum cleaners are particularly dangerous from a static electricity standpoint, as the swirling dust and hair generates the static.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,426   +112

    In the vacuum cleaner you can put 1 bonce fabric sheet in the pickup or bag area of the unit to cut down on the static will work.
  5. cookiedude

    cookiedude TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 157

    Just to let people know, I bought this laptop from laptopsdirect and I would advise you to avoid them if possible (this probably doesn't affect anybody in america!). I have had very poor service from them to the point of one of their sales reps verbally insulting the receptionist in our office. They also screwed up the delivery and now do not respond to emails!!

    The laptops pretty good though, I've tried FEAR, Quake Wars and supreme commander and all run on pretty high settings :) it does get a bit hot around the fan exhaust port on the side though. I will do a bigger update after a bit more use if people are still interested?
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