If you are on your journey to be one of the college’s students, you would definitely want to have one of the best college laptops so it can help you to ace every exam and also to finish every assignment that will be given to you easily. Other than that, you would also want to use it to stream TV or play games when it’s time to relax. But with so many choices at so many different prices, it can be homework in itself to find out the very best laptops for students.
You really have to buy the perfect laptop for you according to your budget and also the course that you take so that you will not have to buy a new one later and waste your money. Make sure it has long battery life and also fast CPU performance. You can find a lot of these units on our main best laptops page, which gives you a wide selection of the top notebooks to choose from. And if you prefer to take notes by hand, buy one of the best 2-in-1 laptops.
These are 5 options of laptop that you might want to consider to buy:
1) Acer Swift 3 (2020)
If you want blistering performance at a budget price, look no further than the Acer Swift 3 with AMD Ryzen CPUs. This laptop with a price range around RM2671 can outperform the Dell XPS 13 and even make a run at the MacBook Pro. It is really all about the Ryzen 7 4700U CPU inside, which trounces its Intel opposites in raw performance. The Swift 3’s clicky keyboard is also comfortable to type on thanks to the springy feedback. You also get a fingerprint reader on the deck for quick login and the chassis is made of aluminum and magnesium, not plastic. Unfortunately, the Swift 3 is a dim and dull display. If that isn’t a concern for you, the Swift 3 is an excellent choice at a reasonable price.
2) Acer Chromebook 314
It is no surprise that this is a Chromebook that’s clearly been built to a budget. The spec is par for the course for a low-end device, with an Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM, while the 14in screen only has a bog-standard 1,366 x 768 HD resolution. Even though the Chromebook 314-H looks more expensive than it is, you still have to put up with most of the compromises you’d find in smaller Chromebooks at this kind of price point, only stretched across a bigger frame. Plus, with only 32GB of storage, there’s not a lot of space to install Android apps.
3) Google Pixelbook Go
The Google Pixelbook Go is a fantastic laptop for students because you get the same sleek elegance as the Pixelbook but at a much lower cost. The Pixelbook Go is among the cheapest laptops on this list, yet it delivers a lightweight chassis, fast performance, and epic battery life. It Is an easy-to-use, lightweight operating system centered around the Chrome browser. What makes the Pixelbook Go such a good option is that it’s durable and powerful enough to survive for several years, so buy it for your freshman child and it should last him through high school graduation and into college.
4) MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
If you prefer macOS to Windows 10, then go with the Apple MacBook Air. The biggest improvement to this year’s model is the new M1 chip, which delivers outstanding performance and excellent battery life, making the new MacBook Air the fastest ultrathin laptop ever. Best of all, the MacBook Air still costs only around RM4111, and yet, you can unrivaled performance along with 14 hours and 41 minutes of battery life. This is a combination you’ll only find from the very best Windows 10 laptops, and even they can’t compete in head-to-head performance.
5) Microsoft Surface Go 2
The Surface Go 2 is essentially the better option for standard schoolwork like writing papers, doing research, and streaming content. And with Windows built-in, it mimics a laptop a lot closer than the iPad does. It nevertheless delivers reliable, consistent performance that is perfect for what a student needs a compact 2-in-1 laptop for.
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Watch Out! 15 Habits of Highly Miserable People You Need To Know!
We know that feeling miserable is a state of being extremely unhappy. Sometimes, we feel like we’re chasing happiness and peace but there’s still not grip on it. Even there is some good going on around you, you still feel that happiness or joy isn’t quite enough. Those who experience this feeling tend to let misery take over and allow that emotion to swallow them up completely. Not only that, miserable people never expect any good to happen around them. They even make the vibe theirs so that others would feel just as bad and negative as them.
Sometimes we think that misery comes from around us. Not that it’s wrong, some people go through a hard time because of whom they are surrounded by. But, there are instances where the misery begins with ourselves. Some people indulge in misery so that they can get attention, sympathy, and constant reassurance for themselves.
So, if you are one that wants to avoid misery and focus on a happy life, here are some habits of miserable people you should know.
1. Never thankful enough
Being thankful means doing it with a joyful mindset. With that mindset, a person is most likely to 10 times more grateful for the things they currently have rather than the things they don’t. For miserable people, being thankful is a big no. A miserable person avoids being grateful. Instead of counting their blessings, they focus more on things that they don’t own in their life.
2. Lead an unadventurous life
Highly miserable people are really dull and boring. They choose to have a dull existence with no fun or excitement and later complain about it. When life turns our unadventurous and boring, miserable people believe that they are the ones being boring and start projecting it towards others.
3. They live in the past
We all have our pasts but that doesn’t mean we need to dwell in them. Miserable people tend to live their lives stuck with their past rather than living the present life. They will always talk about what happened and what they did. When miserable people criticize the past, they say things like “being born in the wrong location at the wrong time” or “life when I was a youngster was unpleasant and I never received what I wanted.”
4. They love picking fights
Every now and then, miserable people love picking fights with those close to them for the unrelated situations. Next, they expect people to treat or respond to them with kindness or show pity and if they don’t, miserable people are quick to point it out. If the other person brings it up again, they’ll make it appear as if they have no idea what they’re talking about, and even if they began the conflict, they’ll soon appear hurt and victimized.
5. They think other’s interntion towards them is dishonest
Any comments, opinions, or remarks said to miserable people will be taken the wrong way. Even if their intention is merely for good, miserable people just can’t accept it. They think that shame is at the forefront of most people’s goals, which will result in a miserable person who is suspicious, angry, and always on the defensive.
6. They focus only on themselves
People who are extremely miserable concentrate on themselves, their wants, and their difficulties because they feel that no one else’s troubles or challenges are as severe as theirs. They are always concerned with why they do things and act in particular ways, scrutinizing their shortcomings and chewing over their issues.
7. They worry too much
People are miserable when they are worried. Miserable individuals refuse to listen to reason and are fixated on situations and events over which they have no control. Worrying adds to their pain, therefore it’s only natural that these folks are naturally anxious.
8. They are envious
People who are miserable will not openly admit that they are envious of other people’s achievements. They will, however, minimize other people’s accomplishments and triumphs by pointing out flaws or downplaying the news, therefore deflating the other person’s enthusiasm. Miserable people will point out all the possible flaws when someone is happy.
9. They are critical of everything
Almost everything is not good enough for them. Miserable people are very critical about things whether others agree with them or not. Miserable people are generally the first to express their thoughts. They trash something that someone enjoys in order to make their point. They like provoking others and feel that they are always correct while everyone else is wrong.
If you happened to exhibit any of these signs or know of anyone who is a miserable person, its time for a change because, with changes, you become a happier, successful, and cheerful person
Musty Smell In Your House! Use These 5 Simple Ways To Get Rid Of It!
There are many possible reasons why an unpleasant and musty smell lingers in your house. Some smells signal a possible danger, like mold growth or decomposition, which often requires professional cleanup. Others, however, are not that serious. It is very important as an house owner to get rid of that smell so that it would not bother anyone.
Having a dusty smell in the house could be very discomforting for the owner and also for all the guests that wanted to visit their house. Old musty smell are some of the most difficult odors to remove from your home. Luckily, there are actually some simple ways that can be done to get rid of the musty smell in house. Here are 5 simple ways of it.
1) Open Doors And Windows
Get some fresh air circulating in your space. Take 5-10 minutes to completely air out your space. The air outside is a lot cleaner than the air inside your home. If your home is really smelling musty, give it some fresh air. Do this regularly to prevent the musty smell from coming back.
2) Use A Dehumidifier
High humidity levels can make a house smell musty. Install a dehumidifier and keep the humidity level at 50%. This can keep the air nice and dry, and hopefully prevent any mold from growing in your space. Make sure the humidity level is never over 60% because that is when mildew and mold can start to thrive.
3) Run Ceiling Fan
Circulating air can help get rid of musty smells. Sometimes musty smells coming from the air being too humid and still. Turn on your ceiling fan to dry out the air and get rid of the smell. If you don’t have a ceiling fan, keep a box fan running where the smell is particularly strong, or keep a few throughout your home. These can ventilate your space just as well.
4) Absorb Odor With Baking Soda
Pour baking soda into bowls and place them throughout your home. Baking soda can deodorize your home due to its ability to absorb the smell. If you don’t have any baking soda on hand, kitty litter can double as an odor eliminator. Pour kitty litter into bowls and keep them throughout your home like you would baking soda. Charcoal briquettes are another option to absorb odors. Place them in trays throughout your home or set them on a shelf or table to get rid of any musty smell.
5) Steam Upholstery And Carpeting
Your furniture and carpet may be to blame for the musty smell. Rent a steam cleaner to clean your upholstered furniture like couches and chairs. Hire a professional if you’re not comfortable cleaning the furniture yourself. Carpet can also keep your house smelling musty. Steam clean your carpets or hire a professional carpet cleaner if your carpet is in need of some cleaning.
A Smile For Every Child: RM100,000 Worth of Toys To Underprivileged And Oncology Children Through Mattel’s Happy Playcation Campaign
KUALA LUMPUR, 30 August 2021 – With the objective of bringing A Smile for Every Child, toy company Mattel popular for signature brands like Hot Wheels, Uno and Barbie will be collaborating with e-commerce platform Shopee to send out toys worth up to RM100,000 as both companies look to address the need to uplift the spirits of underprivileged children during these turbulent times.
Pledging one toy for every order made via selected stores, Mattel and Shopee, as well as NGOs Dignity for Children Foundation and the Childhood Cancer Caring Society of Kuala Lumpur (CARES), are partnering on a special campaign called Happy Playcation taking place from 1 till 3 September 2021.
The participating stores are the Mattel, Barbie, Hot Wheels and Fisher-Price official stores on Shopee. To further encourage Malaysians to support the campaign, Mattel will offer up to 30% off on its toys during the campaign period.
Murat Ariksoy, General Manager of Mattel Continental Asia said, “We acknowledge the adverse impact of the global pandemic on children in terms of learning and simply having a memorable childhood. We are launching this campaign with the common goal of uplifting the next generation. We strive to enable all kids to feel like children again with this partnership, while seeding joy into the community and helping parents with our learning toys.”
This campaign is part of the #ShopeeGivesBack movement, which is aimed at creating awareness and driving donations for various charitable organisations to support their respective causes from healthcare and underprivileged communities to the marginalised, including animals.
Having started in 1998, the Dignity for Children Foundation provides education and care for marginalised and urban poor children in Kuala Lumpur. It currently serves over 1,700 children and youth aged 2-19 years, mainly operating education programmes in Sentul.
Liew Tong Ngan, Dignity’s Director of Marketing and Communications said, “We are extremely grateful to be receiving these wonderful toys from Mattel to be distributed out to our children and youths. A very big thank you to Mattel and Shopee for remembering the underserved and allowing the young and old to reach their full potential through play.”
Meanwhile, CARES is a non-profit NGO formed by parents whose children have been diagnosed with cancer, medical professionals and caring volunteers. CARES’s mission statement is to improve the quality of life and well-being of children and teens with cancer and at the same, to provide social support for the families and caregivers of the sick child while they undergo treatment for their medical conditions.
Ms. Margaret Low, CARES President said, “We’re honoured to be a part of this movement that will surely leave a positive impact in the lives of those children receiving these toys. Hopefully more meaningful initiatives like Happy Playcation will be executed down the road to continue inspiring these special individuals of our community.”
Shopee Malaysia Senior Manager (Business Development) Zed Li said, “At a time when members of the community are battling with their own struggles to get through this difficult period, it is all the more important that we lend a helping hand in the best way that we can. The underprivileged children are a group whose needs should not be neglected, especially now, and it is crucial that we help alleviate the pressure they may be facing. Mattel’s Happy Playcation campaign seeks to do just that. We’re hopeful that this initiative will bring positivity to their lives, beyond the fun that they can have with the Mattel toys. We commend everyone involved for their efforts and are pleased to provide our support to Mattel’s Happy Playcation.”
This campaign coincides with Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day which has something in-store for all its users and is currently taking place till 9 September. Buyers can look forward to claiming Free Shipping and 99% Coins Cashback vouchers, both with no minimum spend.
On top of this, the Happy Playcation campaign will stream Shopee Live sessions to showcase how Malaysians can assist in bringing a smile to a child in need. The first Shopee Live guest session was held on 27 August at 3PM, which featured a guest speaker from the Dignity for Children Foundation.
The next session on 1 September at 8.30PM will host guest speakers from CARES, who will further highlight how this campaign will bring cheer to the children. Exciting giveaways and an unboxing session of Mattel toys will also take place.
The Happy Playcation campaign is also launched in collaboration with Shopee Mum’s Club, a one-stop shop for all mothers’ needs for their child. The club shares the same aspirations of bringing happiness to a child, even beyond a mother’s own. Happy Playcation will be handing out exclusive vouchers to club members to encourage participation of the campaign among the community of mothers.
To learn more about Mattel’s Happy Playcation campaign, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/mattel-happy-playcation
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