Archive | October, 2013

The Smartphone With a Curved Screen -LG G Flex Review

Posted on 31 October 2013

p>The technology and design of smartphones is becoming advanced by the day. Some smartphones carry a spectacular camera which takes impressive pictures, while others come with a super-fast processor. Now, all smartphone manufacturers are up to speed with the newest innovations. Almost every other smartphone comes with a quad-core processor and a great camera. This calls for a need to come up with new features that will amaze the customers. LG has designed a smartphone that is bound to catch the attention of smartphone lovers, the LG G Flex.

Design
The new smartphone introduced by LG boasts an amazing curved LCD. In accordance with the specs that LG has released so far, the vertically curved screen has 720p resolution. That’s not it; the new G Flex has a beautiful 6-inch LCD and is super slim. If you are looking for the ultimate curved screen smartphone, G Flex is the one for you. The phone is light and sleek, weighing in at 177 grams and is only 8.7 millimeters thick.

The best design feature in the G Flex is the Wolverine back cover. The back cover of the G Flex is covered with protective film which prevents scratches, or as LG likes to call it, “heals itself”. This is something truly new and unusual for a smartphone.

Specifications
Of course LG went all in on the internal specifications of the G Flex. The curved smartphone is powered by a magnificent 2.26 GHz quad-core processor from the Snapdragon 800 family. The RAM is 2GB and it features a 13-megapixel camera. The battery life is sure to be fair as the G Flex is said to carry a 3,500 mAh battery. In short, LG has given the G Flex everything a smartphone should have.

Price
The price of the LG G Flex has not yet been released. However, the design and specifications suggest the G Flex will come with a premium price tag, something around $699, or maybe higher.

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Apple iPad Air Review – a Superlight Tablet

Posted on 29 October 2013

p>One of the most famous products from Apple is the MacBook Air. The ultra light weight and sleek design makes the MacBook Air the ideal choice for laptop users. One of the main reasons for Apple’s popularity is the fact that the company strives to bring something new to its customers. They came up with the first touchscreen smartphone as well as developed the iPad and the iPod. Some believe that Apple has lost its innovative touch since the demise of its founder. Well, you should think again as Apple has done it yet again. They have introduced a new, more refined iPad. Let’s take a look at what this new, soon to be launched iPad offers.

Design
iPads, like most Apple products, are loved by the users. However, Apple has introduced a new iPad which is bound to win the hearts of Apple fans. As the name suggests, the iPad Air is sleek and extremely light. As soon as you pick it up, you will feel the difference. The iPad Air weighs in at a mere one pound as compared to the 1.44-pound weight of the previous model. In addition, Apple has made it slimmer. The iPad Air is only 7.5 millimeters thick, which is a whopping 20% down from the conventional iPad. The bezel of this iPad is also narrow and enhances the look of the screen.

Specifications
The iPad Air is said to be faster than the iPad 4. It is powered by a new chip from the A7 family and is similar to the one used in the iPhone 5S. The graphics are spectacular and the iPad Air is equipped with a 5-megapixel camera.

Price
The new iPad Air will be launched in November and the price starts at $499 for Wi-Fi models and $629 for cellular ones.

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The Much Awaited Kindle Fire HDX 7

Posted on 25 October 2013

eReaders have become quite popular since the first Kindle was introduced by Amazon. Amazon has been improving the features of the Kindle with each new model. This time, Amazon has come up with the Kindle Fire HDX 7. The much awaited eReader seems destined to be a huge success.

The Kindle Fire HDX7 has a whole new design and pretty impressive specifications for an eReader. With the astonishing features and specifications, Amazon has breathed new life into their Kindle Fire range. If you like the Kindle Fire and the Fire HD, you will definitely love the Fire HDX 7.

Specifications
The Kindle Fire HDX 7 runs on the Fire 3.0 Mojito Operating System. It is the latest OS in the Fire eReaders range. In addition to the latest operating system, the Fire HDX 7 has an all new faster processor. The eReader comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.2 GHz processor which makes operating it a breeze. The Fire HDX 7 has a 2GB RAM and has a built-in 16GB memory. The display resolution is nothing short of spectacular. The Fire HDX 7 has a resolution of 1080p, so if you want to watch HD movies, you will love the image quality.

In addition, the Fire HDX 7 is also Wi-Fi enabled and has a 330 GPU. In short, pretty much everything in the Fire HDX 7 is topnotch, the speakers, the user interface and the processing speed. You can also view the videos remotely. This feature won’t be available at the launch of the Fire HDX 7 but it will be available shortly after.

Design
The design of the new Fire HDX 7 is sleeker than the previous model. This time the focus is more towards comfort in holding the device in your hands. The power and volume button have been placed at the back allowing you to hold the tablet easily using the edges.

Price
The Fire HDX 7 is available on Amazon for $229.00 and at Best Buy for $229.99. Considering that it is the fastest Fire yet, this is a fairly reasonable price.

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Panasonic’s Compact Camera Gets New Features – A ZS30 Review

Posted on 24 October 2013

Amateur photographers are constantly looking for new and innovative features in compact cameras. The picture quality and features in a compact camera are very important. Panasonic is known to produce compact cameras that have amazing features. Panasonic’s cameras are easy to use, provide excellent picture quality and have a range of features. The company has done it yet again with the introduction of the new ZS30. This camera is bound to become a new favorite among amateur photographers.

Features
One of the main things that will compel photographers to purchase the ZS30 is the megapixel bump. The previous models produced by Panasonic had 14-megapixels, whereas the ZS30 has 18-megapixels. The megapixel enhancement will surely help you take excellent quality images. If you want to make prints about 8 X10 in size, this camera is ideal for you. The ZS30 records great videos as well. The format it records in is AVCHD and records at 1080p. If you wish you can also record the videos in an MP4 format for ease and that would also record at 1080p.

Moreover, the camera gives you 20X optical zoom. Now you don’t have to worry about moving in closer to take a great shot. You can be standing a good distance away and still snap amazing pictures. The image stabilization system ensures that you get crisp images even at higher zoom levels. All in all, if you are looking for a camera which is easy to use, provides quality images and great features, the ZS30 is a great option for you.

The camera is Wi-Fi enabled to make sharing pictures on social media networks easy. The ZS30 is also equipped with GPS capabilities..

Design
The dimensions of the ZS30 are quite similar to the previous ZS20. It is small enough to carry with you everywhere. If you own a DSLR and are looking for a compact camera you can carry around easily, ZS30 should work just fine for you. The LCD is touch enabled so you can easily focus on a specific object with ease.

Price
The ZS30 is a bundle of joy. All these features are available for $349.99.

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Apple Introduces a New and Faster iMac

Posted on 22 October 2013

Apple users are always excited to know what the company is going to come up with next. Apple also knows how to create hype and build anticipation for its products. However, this time Apple decided to surprise its users and it was definitely a pleasant surprise. Apple launched the new and improved iMac. The launch of the company’s new all-in-one wasn’t announced publicly. Instead the company displayed the new iMac on the website without any prior notice.

Let’s look at what the new iMac has to offer.

Specifications
The new iMac runs on the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and has an impressive set of specifications. The 27-inch version has a 2560 X 1440 screen resolution. The processor is a staggering 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5 4670. If you want an all-in-one which processes information in the blink of an eye, the new iMac is the right choice for you. In addition to the amazingly fast processor, the iMac also features a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 775M graphics card. So, the iMac can also become a pretty impressive gaming computer.

To provide an additional boost to the iMac, Apple has introduced a new hybrid hard drive. It is a 128GB SSD 1TB Hard Drive. The RAM of the iMac is 8GB DDR3 SDRAM 1600MHz. There are a number of connectivity options in the new all-in-one. You can connect the computer to the internet via Wi-Fi or an Ethernet port. In addition, it also has connectivity for Bluetooth devices. Of course, no iMac would be complete without the signature retina display. The new iMac give the user everything from a fast processing speed, to staggering gaming ability and a super crisp display.

Design
The design of the new all-in-one by Apple is one of its most interesting aspects. The rear panel has a beautiful curve and the screen is supported by a sleek stand. You can almost feel as if the iMac is floating on thin air.

Price
Considering the improved processing speed and significant tweaks internally, the $2,199 price seems quite reasonable.

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Great TV, Greater Price – A Samsung UN22F5000AF Review

Posted on 18 October 2013

There are a plethora of television brands available in the market. Some provide excellent features and great picture quality, while others offer reasonable features at a great price. Choosing a television usually means compromising on either features or price. However, one of the best television manufacturers has just introduced a TV which won’t require you to compromise. You can get a TV with great features at a reasonable price. The UNF5500 series aims at providing great features at a low price. Let’s look at the newest edition to Samsung’s fleet of TVs, the UN22F5000AF LED LCD TV.

Picture Quality
Samsung TVs are known for their excellent picture quality. The UN22F5000AF carries forward that tradition. The UN22F5000AF has deep black levels and great video processing ability. The picture quality while not comparable to some high-end TVs is almost flawless.

One aspect where most TVs lack is displaying dark scenes in movies. This is one place the UN22F5000AF performs exceptionally. In fact, it outperformed a few high-end expensive LCD TVs. The dark scenes in movies are quite visible on the UN22F5000AF.

Sound Quality
The sound quality is another aspect that makes the UN22F5000AF a great buy. It features a clear and crisp sound with heavy bass. Delivering a decent bass and amazing clarity definitely puts the UN22F5000AF among one of the favorites.

Design
The design is one of the most important attributes of any LCD TV. No one would like a TV with great features and pictures quality if it is bulky and heavy. With the UN22F5000AF, it looks like Samsung has all bases covered. The TV’s design is based on Samsung’s signature design. The TV’s edges are sleek with a beautiful glossy finish. The stand of the UN22F5000AF is smooth and complements the look and feel of the TV.

Price
The UN22F5000AF is priced at $279.99. Considering the great features, picture quality, sound quality and the sleek design, this price is very reasonable.

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A Great Budget Chromebook – An HP Chromebook 11 Review

Posted on 17 October 2013

The Chromebook has been around for years, although it is not quite popular. However, it is a useful tool for frequent travelers. The Chromebook was designed to provide ease of use and a superfast boot speed to users. Running on the Chrome OS, it is ideal for use with internet connectivity. The Chromebook is a great and cheaper alternative to the laptop. It has virtually the same features and is much faster.

Hewlett Packard recently released a new model of the Chromebook, the Chromebook 11.

Specifications
The Chromebook 11 has impressive specifications. If you are looking for a superfast Chromebook which provides the ultimate functionality, this one is for you. The processor that HP has used in Chromebook 11 is nothing short of impressive. It comes with a 1.7GHz Exynos 5250 GAIA (ARMV7). This processor is bound to deliver a great processing speed and a smooth user experience. In addition, the Chromebook comes with a GB DDR3 SDRAM. A Chromebook doesn’t provide fancy features but does deliver a great user experience.

Sending and receiving emails, streaming videos, using social media networks and using cloud services are made easier by the Chromebook 11.
The Wi-Fi capabilities of the Chromebook 11 are top of the line. It has the Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and also features a webcam for video calling. The Chromebook 11 has 2 USB 3.0 slots and a USB 2.0 slot. HP has included a 16GB SSD hard drive in the Chromebook along with a 100 GBs of space on Google Drive. It is 4G-enabled and has Bluetooth connectivity along with an HDMI port. The Chromebook 11 has a 9.5-hour battery life so you don’t have to worry about losing power.

Design
The Chromebook 11 has a practical and attractive design. It is quite compact and looks classy. It features a neat 14-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio. Also, it weighs just less than 2kg and is less than an inch thick. This makes it extremely easy to carry around.

Price
These amazing features, fast processing speed and the spectacular 14-inch display comes at a reasonable price of $279.

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