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ELVIS-all things IT

Discussion in 'Computers/Gadgets' started by MrsPepe, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. SUPERFAN

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    Does anyone know if an iPad is sufficient for doing college work and using stuff like moodle or does it really need to be a laptop?
     
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    With the iPads you can get a keyboard to connect to them. Also with the newer version you can use a the pencil with them.

    With the iPads they can preloaded with Pages (like Microsoft word) , numbers ( like excel) and another couple of programs .
     
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    It's for my daughter, she already has an iPad but she was saying it's not sufficient for what she needs for her college work which I would be surprised with if true?
     
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    An iPad is a glorified giant over priced mobile phone.

    If she's working on group projects, she won't be able to contribute as easily from her iPad. It's likely anything she creates on the iPad would be need to be converted to be compatible with the lecturers software or the schools software.

    Where the iPad comes into play is it's great for taking notes (Notability app), recording lectures and its battery life and portability. But when it comes down to doing a thesis or doing project work (presentations, workbooks, etc etc), an iPad is the last thing I'd want.

    You could get a small cheap laptop that gives her better access to collaborate with her classmates, and that would work in tandem with the iPad.
     
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    Would you recommend a Chromebook or would you go down the Windows Laptop route?

    I've a 9 year old who is starting to do all her homework via Google Classroom etc.. and will eventually probably need Word and more
     
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    Sorry, I've just seen this now.

    I really like the Chromebooks, cheap and efficient. But not very scalable. It'd be great while your daughter is using the Google suite of programs for classwork, but if there was no internet connection she'd start experiencing some slight sync issues between her files which could potentially cause rework to be done. The way to think of a Chromebook is it's essentially a giant mobile phone.

    So if you wanted a device that can grow with her, I'd go with a Windows based laptop. As it'll be a lot more versatile. Her school are likely eligible for free Office licenses as well, so check with the teacher or principal or whoever manages the IT for the school. And if not drop me a PM here and I'll see can I firstly help the school, and then I'll also be able to sort out a cheap license for your daughters laptop. (you don't need Office for the Google suite, so if she won't be needing Excel, Word, Powerpoint etc etc, then this is all a moot point)
     
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    Good old Vodafone broadband gone awol again. Reading in the comments on one of the outage websites that its gone countrywide. Some folks are saying to change the DNS number to 8.8.8.8 but before I go and start messing in places I really shouldnt whats the chances that the google server will leapfrog whatever problem the Vodafone servers are having?

    edit - bit mad that I can get to IrishKop and the homepage for Sky Sports and nowhere else and the IPTV is working (no record or anything just channels - thankfully)
     
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    Happy enough with the new broadband but I've been doing a few speed tests over the last few days and all we're getting is around 10 megs. That'll probably be sufficient for what we need it for but I was expecting better speeds than that.
    Someone was telling me to go in to the router settings and change WiFi channels, I had a look at the manual for the modem and it recommends leaving the channel selection on auto.
    Am I better off leaving it on auto or is there a good chance I could get better speeds on another channel?
     
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    Depends on your location?
    Often wifi use the same channels and with many neighbours there could be clashes

    Alos are you using 2.5ghz wifi or 5ghz?

    If the network is merged is ideally be split up as its can slow the wifi down?
     
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    Looking for a bit of help lads.
    The OH has my bleedin heart broke over one of them video doorbell yokes, had a go at setting it up earlier but it's telling me it'll only pair up to 2.4 GHz WiFi and not 5 GHz WiFi.
    I went in to the router settings to see if I could switch off the 5 GHz WiFi and just have it running off 2.4 GHz but can't seem to do it.
    I can enable/disable wireless but it knocks off both 2.4 and 5, I can't disable 5 on its own.
    Anyone any advice?
     
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    What make and model is your router? It's pretty easy to do depending on the model.

    I'll be away from the laptop for a few hours, so feel free to WhatsApp if you need a quicker response 0851453207
     
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    I'll check when I get home but I think it's sagem, don't know the model number off the top of my head.
     

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