The hot summer months are here and with many people on holiday, notebooks are more common in parks, beaches and other outdoor areas than in offices. If you are uncomfortable in the heat, then you can assume that your laptop is also ‘feeling the heat’.
Most computers are not made for use in extreme temperatures and it is important to take measures to protect your notebook. By following some simple tips, you can help to ensure that your computer is safe. Find out the safe temperature range for your notebook. Most laptops are safe in temperatures of between 10 to 35 degrees Celsius. If the outdoors temperature is warmer than that, you should avoid taking your notebook out. The battery life suffers every time the laptop is exposed to high temperatures. The heat can also cause the components of the hard drive to expand causing damage. When you move from a cool area to a warm one or vice versa, shut the laptop down and let it adjust to the new temperature before you start it up again. This is to avoid condensation, which can build up in the machine leading to damage. You should avoid leaving your notebook in a warm car, even in the trunk, which is relatively cooler. The temperatures in the car are likely to rise beyond what is suitable for the computer. If you must leave the laptop in the car for a period, make sure that it is completely turned off. Stay away from direct sunlight as the sun exposure can damage the laptop. You can get a laptop hood when you are using the machine outdoors. You should also consider attaching an anti-glare screen cover to your notebook. When you buy Asus notebooks online, you can also purchase the other
accessories. Avoid using the notebook in places with high humidity. Check the weather report before you plan to go out with your computer. The humidity can cause condensation, which is excess moisture that can damage the computer.
You should always be careful where you place your notebook when you are outdoors. Some surfaces can get very hot and this can damage the computer. You should use a laptop stand or pad when you set the laptop up. There are self-cooling stands that keep the laptop safe while also cooling it, thus protecting the internal components from overheating.