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How to clean your computer

Clean your computer keyboard to protect yourself from germsYour keyboard has more bacteria than a toilet seat

A keyboard — whether on a laptop or desktop — is full of bacteria. Some researchers have found your keyboard has more bacteria than a toilet seat! Basically, anything your hands touch is going to have a lot of bacteria, since our hands transfer bacteria from other surfaces, including those we share with others. According to one article, “University of Arizona researchers also found that the average desktop has 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.” Woah! That’s why it’s important to clean your computer. And not just the keyboard — the whole thing.


A computer has a lot of germs. Clean your computer to be healthier.It’s not just your keyboard

When you carry your laptop, you’re getting your hands all over the back, bottom, and other areas. You can sometimes see a little grease from your hands on the lower part of the lid. Even if you wash your hands thoroughly and regularly — as you should — there’s always going to be bacteria on your computer.

Even your screen can get dirty! Many people like to snack at their computers. Ever had potato chips near your laptop and found some crumbs on your keyboard? Even worse, when we talk facing our computer screens, over time you’ll notice little specks of saliva on the screen. Pretty gross.

It’s about dust, too. The world is a dusty place, and computers are especially vulnerable to dust buildup because it can clog fans and vents, shortening its lifespan. Dust can get into your keyboard, fans, vents, and on your screen. Keeping it clean reduces heat, noise, and gives you a clearer picture if your screen is dusty.


Blow the dust to clean your computerHow to clean your computer

A little regular maintenance and care can keep your computer looking like new for years. Here’s how Lotus recommends cleaning your computer:

  • Blow out the dust — take compressed air (whether in a can of compressed air or an air compressor) and carefully blow air where there are any fans. Be careful not to let the fans spin up too fast or you’ll damage them. It’s best to hold the fan in place while you blow the air to get the dust out.
  • Clean the crumbs — if you enjoy snacking at your computer, you probably have crumbs inside your keyboard. This harbor bacteria, creates odors, and is just generally kind of gross. Cleaning underneath the keyboard can be tricky. You might have to remove the keyboard (if it’s a laptop) or turn it upside down and give it a good shake. Compressed air should do the job, or at least take care of most of the crumbs.
  • Wipe it down — Use a soft, lint-free cloth to wipe down your computer. Always use a mild cleaning agent that disinfects, and never harsh chemicals like ammonia or bleach. You may be tempted to go thermonuclear on germs, but computers are sensitive and need to be cleaned with a mild chemical. We recommend rubbing alcohol. It works great on cleaning fingerprints from aluminum and is of course made for killing germs. It’s also safe to clean LCD screens on laptops and desktops with alcohol.


Clean your computer with a soft cloth and mild antibacterial cleaning agentClean your computer often for best performance

Lotus recommends to physically clean your computer at regular intervals. If you’re a germophobe, you can wipe it down as often as you’d like. For dust buildup, around once every month or two should be fine, though it depends on how dusty your environment is. Dust buildup will cause your computer to get too hot, slow down, and eventually fail early. Wiping your computer and disinfecting it will be healthier for you and those around you, too!

Remember, a clean computer is a happy computer!

Computers with the best customer service

When choosing a computer, how do you shop? Do you go by the brand you already know, even if you know it’s not the best? Does the company that makes your computer offer great customer service? Chances are, your big-brand computer isn’t backed by the best customer service. But why? Do you consider computers with the best customer service?

We make the computers with the best customer serviceComputers with the best customer service. Is it important?

Customer service is something some computer shoppers care about, and others don’t. If you are a geek and don’t ever need to call tech support, your options are pretty open when it comes to choosing a computer. You might even build your own. What about people who aren’t tech-savvy? Well, you probably need a computer company with easy-to-understand customer service. There are many great computer brands out there, many of which offer good or even great customer service and tech support. Some have representatives based overseas who are very nice, but limited in how they can help. Other companies offer 100% USA-based support and easier to work with. But who offers the computers with the best customer service?

Who’s the best?

Some quick research will suggest Apple makes the computers with the best customer service. When you compare them to other large brands, there’s no doubt Apple’s USA-based tech support staff are professional and knowledgeable. Their customer service policies are consumer-friendly and their reps are very nice. It’s quite a difference from the bad service many people get from most of the other large PC brands. Long wait times, miscommunication, and difficult warranty service are frustrating to American consumers and businesses.

Small computer companies like Lotus are naturally better at customer service, because their staff is usually based in the United States, and their smaller customer base makes it easier to offer personalized support. Just calling a customer by name and greeting them with a smile is a great start. So when looking at a small computer company, many people are happy to have found Lotus Computer.

Computers with the best customer service based in the USALotus Computer has the friendliest customer service based in the USA.

To Lotus, offering the best customer service is extremely important. Many people are tired of the bad service they get from most large PC brands, and they’re happy to have discovered us. But how exactly does Lotus offer the best customer service? It starts with how we greet you. When you call us, a real person in Florida answers the phone right away and is ready to help you with any request, whether you have a pre-sales question, or if something’s wrong with your Lotus computer. We keep a personal touch, always knowing our customers by name and trying to get to know their preferences.

A lot of companies offer a similar level of service, but there’s a special magic when it comes to Lotus customer service. That’s why we’re “America’s friendly computer company“. So why isn’t Lotus ranked #1? We’re too small. Only the big companies get noticed in polls and the media. But forget that, just read the reviews from our customers, published on Google.

Before you decide who offers the computers with the best customer service, consider Lotus first. You’ll be impressed.

Are Lotus computers made in the USA?

There’s a lot of confusion about computers that are made in the USA. Is it possible? What about a computer that’s assembled in the USA from foreign components? That’s more like it. But here’s the thing: according to the strict, perhaps outdated qualifications set by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), technically no computer can even be considered to be “assembled” in the USA, even with foreign components.

In short, there’s no straight answer. The government thinks a computer that’s made in the USA doesn’t exist. If you use common sense, it does exist. So what’s the deal? Read more