At CES 2016, Lenovo announced the T460s, along with the thicker and more powerful T460 and T460p. The T460s is thinner and lighter than the T450s, and will have Skylake CPUs and up to 24GB of RAM, as well as a an actual matte touchscreen option .The T460 keeps the removable battery, but is thicker, and the T460p has more powerful processors. All three will ship in February.

Most people don’t need one, but if I had to get a no-BS, reliable laptop for everyday work—and an ultrabook just wouldn’t cut it—I’d get the $1,470 configuration of the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s, the model with 1920×1080 screen, backlit keyboard, 12 GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD.

Keyboard and Trackpad

The ThinkPad T450s has one of the best keyboards I’ve ever used. The 1.9mm key travel, sculpted keys and damping come together for typing’s perfect storm. As ever with ThinkPads, the keyboard is backlit and you’ll turn it on using the Fn and spacebar keys (there are two stages of brightness). Actual mechanical buttons line the top of the trackpad for those who use the TrackPoint eraser stick pointer. The bottom clickers are still the buttonless variety. ThinkPad trackpads are some of the best you’ll find in the world of Windows, and the T450s is no exception. The glass Synaptics trackpad tracks perfectly and multi-touch gestures are responsive and reliable. It’s as close to a Mac as you’ll get in Windows land.

Screen and Display

At 13 x 8.9 x 0.83 inches and 3.8 pounds, the ThinkPad T450s (touch-screen version) isn’t the thinnest or lightest business notebook in its size range, but it was more than svelte enough for me to carry around indoors or bring to work in my laptop bag. If you get a regular display rather than the touch screen our review model came with, your ThinkPad T450s will be just 3.5 pounds. This makes it the same weight as the 13-inch MacBook Pro (12.4 x 8.6 x .71 inches, 3.5 pounds), though a bit larger.

The 1,920 x 1,080 touch screen provided sharp, colorful images in our tests. When I watched a 1080p trailer for the Avengers: Age of Ultron, the red in Black Widow’s hair and the green in the Hulk’s skin appeared deep and rich, while the battle scarring on Captain America’s shield really stood out.

Ports

Unlike thinner notebooks, such as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad T450s has a full compliment of ports, letting you connect to a variety of peripherals and networks without using a dongle. On the right side sit a USB 3.0 port, an Ethernet connection, VGA out, a headphone/mic jack, a Kensington lock slot and a 4-in-1 card reader. A number of business notebooks lack Ethernet, making it more difficult to connect to wired networks, and VGA, which is still standard on many conferencing systems and projectors.

Performance

With its 2.3-GHz Intel Core i5-5300U, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD, our configuration of the ThinkPad T450s was more than powerful enough to handle any productivity task. On Geekbench 3, a synthetic benchmark that measures overall performance, the T450s scored 5,993. That’s below the 7,082 thin-and-light notebook category average but on par with similarly specced systems like the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The MacBook Pro 13-inch and its 2.7-GHz Core i5-5257U were noticeably faster, notching 7,113.

Conclusion

The Thinkpad T450s is aimed right at the heart of business, with plenty of features that businesses look for, a well built chassis, and MIL-Spec tested components. Though it is not as thin and light as a lot of Ultrabooks, including Lenovo’s own ThinkPad X1 Carbon, there is a lot of laptop here which should be interesting to anyone looking for a 14-inch laptop.

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MOO includes some of the most innovative designs in business card printing services. Using their exclusive “Printfinity” technology, you can have a different designed printed on each of your business cards. This means you can have a variety of different business cards ready for each unique client and business opportunity.

Features:

MOO’s website has an inspiration section that shows you how different businesses have used MOO’s business card printing technology to market their business. They have examples from artists, photographers, software companies and retail stores that have used their business cards as promotional cards, product tags, portfolio pieces and gift tags. All cards come in a special business card holder for convenient storage.

The ready-made business card templates are nothing like we’ve seen from the competition. The best way to describe them is fun, professional and modern. They aren’t the typical, stale clip-art designs available from other business card printing services, but beautiful designs created by MOO’s talented graphic designers. You can customize these templates to be double or single-sided and horizontally or vertically orientated. The templates are also available as mini cards, which can definitely set you apart from your competition.

Pros

MOO has NFC cards, the latest in business card design that lets you tap and share your information electronically, cutting down on how may paper cards you actually need to carry.

Cons

MOO’s prices are several times higher than most business card printing services.

Final Recommendation

MOO has an amazing selection of high-quality business cards that will help your company’s services easily stand out.

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If you are looking for hourly job to earn some part time pay, this review is for you. Read on to find out how you can land yourself a part time job with Snagajob.

Snagajob is the largest job search site for hourly employment.

Founded in 1999, the company provides online recruiting for hourly part-time and full-time jobs in a wide range of industries, including entertainment, retail, and foodservice. Jobseekers can also submit an application and search through thousands of available positions across the US. The company keeps the jobseekers’ profiles as long as they are updated regularly. Registering 20 million job seekers since its inception, it has counted 7-Eleven, FedEx, Wendy’s, Home Depot, and Staples among its customers, as well as small businesses and government agencies.

Is Snagajob A Scam? Or in other words, is it safe?

One of the first things I noticed about Snagajob.com was how useful the “job resources” section on their website was and I took advantage of reading through quite a few helpful articles to get informed and inspired. Next, I visited the Better Business Bureau to see what kind of rating this company had and I was pleasantly surprised when it said “A+.” It turns out Snagajob.com has had only 25 total complaints filed since 1999, a figure that was shockingly low for a company with well over a million members since the BBB tracked them many years ago.

The Features

From customer service to health care, Snagajob posts thousands of part-time and full-time hourly jobs. These positions turn over frequently, ensuring a steady new stream of opportunities each time you log in.

Easy-to-use resume tools from partner sites:

Once you find the right jobs, you need to set yourself apart through your application. Improving your resume is the easiest way to do this. Snagajob links you with MyPerfectResume.com, which offers free templates, samples, and formatting tools to help guide your resume improvement process.

Job alert emails sent straight to your inbox:

A big time saver, especially for job seekers juggling family responsibilities, is getting new job postings sent right to you via email. Snagajob does well matching your searches and profile to relevant job alerts. Sometimes, recruiters also send out email notices about job opportunities in your area. Setting up job alerts for your search is a great way to ensure you don’t miss out.

Job search tips for hourly workers:

Part of the challenge of breaking into a new job is learning about techniques to get better search results, enhance your image in the eyes of an employer, and nail interviews. The job tips forum provides you with rich information from industry experts at Snagajob. The feature even lets you post specific questions about the job search process and Snagajob answers them for you as soon as they can.

How it works?

The online job board makes searching and applying for both part-time and full-time positions simple; but first, you need to register on the site. The registration is of course free. Most listings require that you apply for the position on the corporate website rather than this site, so you should be prepared to fill out a different application on each job you apply to.

They offer a limited amount of support that takes the form of FAQs, email support and telephone support. The site also provides a number of job resources, or articles, on a variety of employer- and job seeker-related topics. The folks at SnagAJob.com, or “Snaggers,” have also been gracious enough to create job advice videos for users. The videos are by no means professionally recorded, but the videos oftentimes give a humorous perspective on such topics as the “Dos and Don’ts of Interviewing.”

Bottomline

If you are looking for hourly job, Snagajob definitely is the place you should try it out. They have job postings on wide range of industries, as well as from large corporations and also small business.

>> For more detail, click here to visit Snagajob.com

 

If you are making a lot of international call as part of your business daily operations, you may want to check out Vonage.

Vonage is a hosted VoIP service provider that provides Business VoIP and Residential VoIP service to people and businesses around the world. As one of the oldest VoIP service providers around Vonage provides Hosted PBX PBX VoIP service to millions of businesses and customers across the globe.

Features

Like other VoIP services, Vonage comes with E911, the emergency response system that puts your street address on file alongside the phone number so first responders can identify where help is needed. E911 is now a fairly standard feature.

It also includes, with its price, voicemail, call waiting, free 411 calls, and online access to call logs and billing history.

Pros

  • Ability to use the same line in a different place, with Vonage Pro
  • Huge number of subscribers, over two million
  • Gives you an ATA along with the service
  • Money back guarantee (14 days)
  • Supports phone number portability
  • Many features
  • Low international rates
  • Supports 911
  • Offers a second line for only $9.99
  • Sophisticated and user-friendly web interface, for online account management

Cons

  • Does not have numbers in all cities
  • Setting up the service requires a minimum skill
  • Many users report poor customer service
  • The 911 service is difficult to handle

Customers Reviews

Here are some reviews of Vonage compiled:

ilikeme from dslreports.com,

I have had Vonage for about 4 years now and it has been great. Got locked on to the $9.99 unlimited for life plan, which comes to about $17 after taxes and fees. I have never had any trouble with it, even when taking it with me to the UK for a month.

1norcalman from voip-info.org,

I’ve been with Vonage for more than three years. I live primarily in Mexico and the sound quality and service is really quite good here using a DSL connection. The fact that when I am traveling I can take the adapter and use it pretty much universally is awesome.

Conclusion

Vonage can lower your monthly home phone bill pretty significantly, especially you make a lot of international calls. Vonage’s international plans are superb.

>> Click Here to Visit Vonage Website