So after many years of using a Dell E6220 as my go to travel/work laptop, I acquired a Macbook Air Mid 2012 why, you may ask? Well because it was lighter, had a better screen and a better battery .
It’s now 2016 and we are on the 3rd quarter, so after both laptops being older than some of my other tech in the house, I decided it was time to upgrade the laptop. I’ve been on the lookout for a Ultrabook, with great battery stamina and also a good build quality, but I needed the laptop to meet certain criteria, as following:
Great battery life
Great build quality
Lightweight, less than 1.5Kg
Well the wait is now over, I’ve acquired recently a Lenovo ThinkPad X260, and it meets the vast majority of my criteria with some shortfalls which I’ll explain later. Some may ask why I got a business laptop, the simple reason it fits the bill for obvious reasons it is made for business travellers, light and powerful enough for business applications on the go.
Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Specification:
Intel Core i5-6300U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 3.00GHz)
12.5″ HD (1366 x 768) TN, anti-glare, non-touch
Intel HD Graphics 520
256GB Solid State Drive,
8GB DDR4-2133 SODIMM
Windows 10 Pro 64
3 Cell Li-Ion Rear Battery (23.2Wh)
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (2×2 Wi-Fi, 11ac) with Bluetooth 4.1
So I was going to do a long post about this issue, but seeing as I found the solution I thought it might be beneficial to just post the solution.
So if you have a National ID or Citizen Card and your ID does not have a start/issue date, you won’t be able to check-in through WizzAir website, the start/issue date is a requirement and is not optional. So as an example, if you happen to have a Portuguese “Cartão do Cidadão” Citizen Card, it does not have a issue date only an expiry date, you will be prevented from performing check-in on their website as the Issue Date entry will drop-down a calendar for you to choose a date and won’t let you save the details until that has been entered.
Recently I had a bout of nostalgia and wanted to relieve the 90s, thankfully this was limited to playing games.
My options were a Sega Saturn which I’ve had in storage for a few good years, when I last felt nostalgic, or a Sega Master System. I decided on taking out the Sega Saturn instead, so I could play games like Dragon Force, Shining Force 3, Street Fighter Zero 3, Sega Rally just to name a few.
Sega Saturn with games collection sample
Having had the console in storage for a while, there was some nerve racking moments after plugging it to my Plasma TV, there wasn’t video output, thankfully I had a spare TV and worked out the issue was my Plasma TV ext scart connection and not the console.