Monday, March 30, 2015
laptops that have great battery life, and if you do any traveling you will want to check them out. Here is a list of a few laptops that won't let you down in the battery department. Dell XPS 13 This is a great Ultrabook all the way around. It has the worlds smallest bezel so it can fit a 13-inch display into an 11-inch, 2.6 pound chassis. It also has enough battery life to last about 12 hours with continuous Wi-FI usage. It has a Core i5 processor, 128GB SSD storage and 8GB of RAM. It has a backlit keyboard and a really nice touchpad, so not only does it last a long time, but it performs very well and has very nice features. Asus Zenbook UX305 This notebook is a really great value, especially when it comes to laptops with long lasting batteries. It lasts 9.5 hours on a full charge, has an Intel Core M CPU, 256GB of SSD storage, and it is only half an inch thick. It doesn't have the flashy backlit keyboard that some other models have, but for the price and performance you really can't complain about the little things. HP Spectre x360 13t This laptop has an amazing 13 inch 1920 x 1080 display and still manages to have a battery life of 9 and a half hours. This one has a lot of cool features, as it is able to be in laptop mode, tablet mode, or even tent mode to make it easy to watch movies or YouTube videos. It has a 5th generation Intel Core processor, 256GB of SSD storagge, and it has a sleek aluminum body that just looks great. Lenovo ThinkPad X240 The ThinkPad series is the ultimate in productivity and portability. You can get up to 8 hours out of the battery, and if you upgrade to the 6 cell battery you can get up to a staggering 20 and a half hours out of this bad boy. There really isn't much else to say. 20 plus hours of life in a notebook that performs just as well as any other. What else do you want? Lenovo ThinkPad T440s
Thursday, March 26, 2015
SweetWater 420 Festival
The SweetWater 420 Festival takes place at Centennial Olympic Park on April 17th through the 19th. Lots of huge artists are confirmed for this one including: Snoop Dogg, 311, Thievery Corporation, Primus, Cage the Elephant, and many more. Live music isn't the only thing the event has to offer either, there is craft beer, comedy tents, food trucks, and even a local artist market. It will be a blast and you should stop in!
Sweet Auburn SpringFest 2015
The Sweet Auburn SpringFest 2015 goes from May 8th to the 10th at Auburn Avenue & Courtland Avenue in Downtown Atlanta. With over 350,000 attendees this is the biggest street festival in the entire southeast. Last year there were 7 different stages with live entertainment from many different artists. There is also a Fun Zone for kids, a Tech expo, and all kinds of other attractions! Best of all, it's totally free.
Music Midtown Festival
This festival takes place on September 19th and 20th in Piedmont Park. There are tons of different types of bands; rock, classic rock, blues, jazz, and anything else you could ever think of. Tickets go on sale in July. It is a little pricey at $125 for the whole two days, but it is worth it. Especially since the weather will be really nice and you won't be sweating!
Imagine Music Festival
The Imagine Music Festival is a two day event dedicated to dance music. It has multiple stages where the world's top electronic musicians, DJ's, bands and artists perform. The festival combines three different venues: Historic Fourth Ward Park, Masquerade Music Park and Clear Creek Basin. The sound systems are crazy, the light shows are crazy, and it's just an overall great time. You can check it out on August 29th and the 30th in Downtown Atlanta!
Atlanta Jazz Festival 2015
For all of you who are into jazz music, you should check this one out! The Atlanta Jazz Festival is on May 22nd through the 24th in Piedmont Park. The festival is world famous and is considered to be one of the best ever. There are always well over 100,000 people attending, and it is also completely free.
These are but a few examples of all the events, festivals and musical shows that #Atlanta will play host to in the coming months. Atlanta is a beautiful city and a favorite destination of summer travelers and with events like these it's easy to see why! For a more comprehensive list of everything that Atlanta will be offering check out the Atlanta Event Guide on the city's downtown website!
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Friday, March 20, 2015
Of course, if it is going to be a "Pro" model and replace your laptop, it's going to have to be pretty big. Well, it is. The iPad Pro is going to have a 12.9 inch display and not only is it going to be pretty big for a tablet, but it is going to be the best display Apple has ever used on a tablet as well. In addition to that there will apparently be a 2K version and a 4K version. The iPad Air has a really great display with a 2048 x 1536 display, but the 4K version of the iPad Pro will be somewhere around 4096 x 3072. So you can see how big of a difference that will make.
Apple also recently filed a new patent for their Smart Cover. Eventually they will release one that has a full keyboard built into it. The keyboard will also operate separately from the cover so you will be able to use it wirelessly. It might also include gesture control, which would make a lot of things a ton easier. This would make the iPad Pro even more useful.
There is also talk of the Pro coming with a stylus too. If they want to compete with other companies, this would be a good idea. I know that Apple thinks that just because they are Apple that their customers aren't going to care that they use outdated technology and market it as being new... But people are starting to catch on, and eventually they will realize what else is out there.
Other neat features that the Pro will have will be the dual operating systems. It will probably have iOS 8 AND OS X. So that will be pretty useful in different situations. Of course it will have a beefed up processor and other hardware as well. Other than that, we'll just have to wait and see. But it is for sure something to be excited about!