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What Is The Difference Between Lenovo's Pens?

Do you ever find yourself writing with an old school pen or even worse a pencil? As you pry your fingers off that last century writing device, ask yourself if there isn't a better way. Well ask no more, there is a whole world of digital pens out there just waiting for you to discover.
I went through this same process and wanted to find out about the digital pens from Lenovo. In this article I've compiled their offerings for you to peruse.  
What is the difference between Lenovo's Pens? There are two types of stylus pens: active and passive.

An active stylus pen has internal components such as electronics and batteries. These electronic components allow you to customize the pen to your needs. Generally these pens have memory and buttons that act similar to mouse buttons.

In addition, they have electronic erasers and pressure sensitive tips to allow lighter or heavier lines when drawing. You can see these types of pens would be popular with artists. Note that these pens are…

5 Rugged Laptops For Students

There are many articles about the best laptops for college students. I wanted to find out what are some of the most rugged and affordable laptops for college students. That's what this article is about, I researched and put together a list of laptops capable of standing up to the rigors of college life.

Many manufacturers make rugged laptops but these can get expensive, I wanted to focus on affordable and rugged. A laptop students could afford as well as one that would last. My picks are compact, lightweight and capable. They range from 11inch to 14inch displays and from around $400US to under $1000US.

Which laptop brands are the most durable?
I chose 5 laptops from Lenovo since I am most familiar with these already. Lenovo Thinkpads are tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks. These are all Thinkpad branded except for the Lenovo 300e which is still military-grade rated. Check out the Lenovo stress test video and the end of this article.

My Top…

Lenovo IdeaPad S340-14IIL memory upgrade

Do you want to upgrade the memory on your Lenovo IdeaPad S340?
You may be wondering if you can add additional memory? That's what we're here for. This article will detail the steps you can follow to make your laptop run better.
The good news is the S340 is capable of upgrading the memory.
This guide will be specifically for the Lenovo IdeaPad S340-14IIL. Other S340 models will be similar but might come with different amounts of memory. That is, the process will be the same but the specs might be slightly different.

Let's look at the specifications on the S340-14IIL.  It is a 14" laptop that comes with 8GB memory and a 256GB SSD drive. It also has the 10th generation Intel Core Processor.
It is an affordably priced powerful laptop that weighs about 3.5 pounds. It's newly released and so it comes with 3 USB 3.1 ports, one of which is Type-C. The model you own might have more or less memory, but we can access and upgrade them the same way.

Lenovo IdeaPad S340-14IIL…

What is IT infrastructure design?

IT Infrastructure refers to all the related equipment that is used support the information technology needs and services of an organization.This article will detail the necessary equipment needed in a server room to allow users the ability to develop and test smoothly without issue.  Ideally, we want the lab to be a transparent component to these end users.
What is needed for a computer lab?
Setting up or outfitting a new computer lab is a large task and much planning will be required by the IT team. In a previous article I wrote about the IT Infrastructure Plan, Design and Deploy process. Refer to that guide for those steps.

This article will focus more on the actualities of moving in and setting up the new lab space.

By now you should have planned and designed the current and future requirements for the server room.

Common server rooms have raised floors, a Computer Room A/C (CRAC) Unit, return plenums back to the CRAC unit and cable trays along the ceiling. Not to mention electrica…