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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Xiaomi Mi TV 3S 4K Smart TVs – 55’’ and 65’’

Xiaomi Mi TV 3S 4K Smart TVs specifications – 55’’ and 65’’ 


Up until recently, the Chinese market for 4K TVs was dominated by second-rate manufacturers and low-budget models. That is, until the smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi announced their range of 4k Smart TVs with amazing quality, boosted specs and very reasonable price.

Monday, January 30, 2017

HP - ENVY x360 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen laptop, one different notebook

2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 12GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive – Silver



The HP ENVY x360 Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop can bring versatility to your computing. In case you need a laptop for your work or a tablet for leisure, you can use this HP convertible laptop. The Intel Core i5 processor provides powerful performance when using your favorite programs and apps, and the 1TB hard drive lets you store plenty of digital files. This HP convertible laptop rotates a full 360 degrees for customized viewing of the 15.6-inch screen.

Lenovo Tab 2 A10 - affordable performer in the 10.1' segment

Lenovo Tab 2 A10 is an entry level 10.1 inch Android tablet with good specs and great sound

Lenovo Tab 2 A10 tablet
Lenovo Tab 2 A10

Extra-large tablets are getting increasingly popular but the 10-inch Lenovo Tab 2 A10 with a beautiful display and epic battery life is an excellent option for less than $200. Despite the seemingly modest specifications, the tablet is still a great choice if you’re on a budget but are looking for strong battery and a good display.

IRULU 10.1’’ Android Lollipop tablet PC - eXpro X1 Plus Series

IRULU eXpro X1 Plus Series 10.1’’ Android Lollipop tablet PC reviewed


IRULU eXpro X1 Plus Series tablet
IRULU tablet
Today we’ll review one of the budget tablet PC options of a non-popular producer – IRULU. Their 10.1-inch tablet is priced at under $60 but offers more computing power that you’d think such a budget tablet will have.

Build-wise, the tablet is thicker and heavier than an iPad 2 but still compact and travels well. Additionally, the smooth plastic back of the tablet feels comfortable in your hands but gives a bit of a cheaper look.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

XOTIC Asus GL502VM-DB71 – 15.6" gaming laptop

XOTIC Asus GL502VM-DB71 –  15.6" gaming laptop


XOTIC Asus GL502VM-DB71 gaming laptop
XOTIC Asus GL502VM-DB71
In today’s review we will take a look at an Asus model for a very well executed gaming laptop with target mid to high range budget clientele. This is the XOTIC Asus GL502VM-DB71 – a FHD G-Sync Gaming Laptop with Intel I7 6700HQ, Nvidia GTX 1060, 16GB Ram, 1TB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The laptop sells at around $1750 and you’re about to understand why.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Acer Aspire ES1-512 - cheap but reliable 15 inch laptop

Product review of the cheap 15.6 inch laptop Acer Aspire ES1-512 powered by Intel Celeron processor

Acer Aspire ES1-512 cheap laptop
Acer Aspire ES1-512

The Acer laptop we are reviewing in this article – Acer Aspire ES1-512 is a hot seller at Amazon and Argos recently. It tops the leader board at both retailers and this is why we decided it’s worth to take a look.

Acer decided to stick to a tried and trusted formula with this model and to pack in as many features as they can for as low of a price as possible. The laptop is currently selling between $230 - $280.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Luxor TVs

Luxor 50 inch Full HD and 4K LED TVs - price, features and specifications

Luxor 50 inch Full HD and 4K LED TVs
Luxor 50 inch Full HD and 4K LED TVs



Picture
Resolution
1920 x 1080 Full HD
Technology
Edge-lit LED technology
Refresh rate
50 Hz
Screen size
50’’
Features
Wi-Fi
Built in
Processor
Single-core
Smart TV
Yes
Services / Apps
BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Freeview HD
Communication
3x HDMI, 1x USB, 1x SCART
Audio
Dolby Digital Plus
Dimensions
H: 70,5 cm, W: 113,4 cm, D: 22 cm

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS 55 inch Ultra HD TV

Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS 55 inch Ultra HD TV reviewed

Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS 55 inch Ultra HD TV
Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS 55 inch Ultra HD TV


Today we would like to take a look at one of Sharp’s Smart TVs, namely the Sharp LC-55CUG8462KS. This is a 55-inch budget 4K Ultra HD Smart TV that does not support 3D.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Meizu M3 Note - excellent 5.5 inch smartphone

 Great hardware and performance features from the beautiful looking Meizu M3 Note



Meizu M3 Note smartphone
The latest Meizu family member – the Meizu M3 Note – builds on the M1 and M3 ad adds a faster processor, bigger battery and a more premium design. It keeps the 5.5’’ 1080 p display and uses a more powerful Helio P1- chipset with a 4,100 mAh battery. The other features are similar to the predecessor, the M2 – 13P main camera, 16 or 32 GB expandable storage, LTE connectivity, dual SIM. The M3 also features a fingerprint scanner on its home button on the front.

The Meizu’s all-metal design is a welcome change compared to the M1 and M2 – improves the looks and hand feel and gives a much better built quality than the plastic shells.

Laptop / Tablet Lenovo Flex 4 1570

Laptop / Tablet Lenovo Flex 4 1570 quick video review


The laptop has a metal housing, great FHD display, Genuine Windows 10, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, LED backlit keyboard.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Premium tech: LG OLED B6P 4K TV

Price info and features of the premium 4K  OLED TV -  LG OLED B6P


Premium tech: LG OLED B6P 4K TV
LG B6P TV
Today’s review will feature one of the highest quality 4K TVs on the market – the LG OLED B6P. This TV outperforms almost all TVs out there, with the exception of the more expensive OLED TVs from 2016. The perfect black levels, wide viewing angles accurate colour and bright picture, the TV proves to be top of the top. The design is also strikingly slim and sleek.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Lenovo Flex 4 (15") - affordable 2-in-1 laptop

Lenovo Flex 4 is powerful machine for the average user



The Lenovo Flex 4 (15”) is equipped with Intel® 7th Gen Core™ processor. The processor performs fast and makes the 2-in-1 suitable for daily work, heavy image-processing applications, browsing and gaming as well. The machine itself feels more expensive, with a diamond-cut beveled edge around the aluminum palm rest. The keyboard is improved with larger keys for speed typing.

The battery is said to provide up to 7 hours of life on a single charge according to Lenovo’s tests. In reality, you can expect 6 hours of battery life when doing regular work + browsing or around 3,5 hours if watching video. The laptop recharges quite quickly, in around an hour.

Monday, January 16, 2017

2017 BMW 5 Series consumer test and review

Consumer test and car video review of the all new 2017 BMW 5 series sedan

2017 BMW 5 Series test and review
2017 BMW 520d test in UK 
The all new 2017 BMW 5 Series was recently released in the BMW dealerships and it is already one of the most analyzed cars in the luxury car market. Of course there is a reason for that, as the 5 series has always been one of the two best selling luxury sedans together with the Mercedes E-class.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Lenovo Z50-75 15.6’’ 1TB laptop - best budget notebook?

Is the mid-range Lenovo Z50-75 one of the best budget laptops at the moment... probably not

Lenovo Z50-75 15.6’’ 1TB laptop

The Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-75, which is the subject of today’s review, is a budget laptop (~$430) with good all-round qualities for everyday activities, but all in all the configuration is nothing too impressive if you’re looking for top notch performance.

Avera 49EQX10 49″ 4K Ultra HD LED TV (2016)

Avera 49EQX10 49″ 4K Ultra HD LED TV features, prices, specifications and product details

Avera 49EQX10 49″ 4K Ultra HD LED TV (2016)

Picture quality:

The Avera Equinox Series 4K Ultra HD LED Televisions claim to offer 4K UHD resolution and a lot of picture-quality enhancement technologies at a very modest price. As one of the cheapest options on the market for its features it’s worth to take a look and see if it’s worth the money.


This TV offers features such as UHD Upscaling Picture Engine, UOptitrum Ultra Detailed Color Expression, 4K Dimming technology, High Dynamic Range technology and more. The Equinox Series TVs offers a sharp picture, a wide color expression and a good level of detail. You can even cast mobile devices via Apple TV, Chrome stick.


The UHD Upscaling Picture Engine converts lower resolution content to sharper images for an Ultra High Definition viewing experience. UOptitrum Ultra Detailed Color Expression is an enhancing and mapping technology for a wider color spectrum. The 4K Dimming Technology allows to create deeper blacks, purer whites and enhanced color and detail.


The UAccelera++ Ultra Smooth Clarity Motion recreates real-life movement for a clearer experience. The Automatic Pixel Adjustment enhances on screen detail for sharper edges and greater color consistency.

UMC 32-inch slim HD LED TV specs and review


Connectivity:

The TV offers a variety of inputs, including HDMI, RCA Composite A/V, Component YPbPr A/V, USB, and more.


All Avera televisions are VESA wall mount compatible, thereby allowing an assortment of mounts that are made available for installations to be used.


Sound Quality:

One of the drawbacks of this TV is the sound quality. Although enough for home viewing of movies etc. I will generally recommend an additional sound source for better experience.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Panasonic VIERA TX-49DX650B Smart 4k Ultra HD 49" LED TV

Panasonic VIERA TX-49DX650B Smart 4k Ultra HD 49" LED TV


 
The DX600 series is a middle-class TV from Panasonic's 2016 range of 4K TVs. This DX600 range is very like the DX700, but a bit cheaper and without HDR features. It offers up to four times more detail than Full HD TVs, HEVC and VP9 decoders, which allow streaming 4K content from Netflix, YouTube etc.
 
Panasonic is the only TV manufacturer to use Mozilla's Firefox OS, which is simple, clean and looks like a phone interface. Firefox OS on smart TVs is all about customization, with constant opportunities to 'pin' anything to that main home screen.
 
Powered by a quad-core processor, the 49DX650B offers a range of Smart TV options – catch up TV, streaming services, and social media, as well as further apps through the Panasonic app store. Using Mozilla Firefox as its operating system, the TV also offers a full web browser thanks to built-in WiFi.

Friday, January 13, 2017

HP 24-g099na 24" All-in-One PC - White 2 TB HDD Intel® Core™ i3-6100U processor

Consumer overview HP 24-g099na 24" All-in-One PC - White 2 TB HDD Intel® Core™ i3-6100U Processor


The subject of today’s review will be the HP All-in-One-PC 24-g099na. One of the best things about this PC is the all in one design – monitor + box in one which saves space, and let’s admit it – looks cool. The HD screen delivers very good quality image for all media and the processor is reliable for work or daily activities. Merging the ease of a laptop with the power and screen size of a desktop, all you need to do is plug in the power cable to get started. Colours are bright and the details are sharp so whatever you view, you can enjoy the Full HD 1080 p display.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

1000 product reviews and counting

Test and Review reached a milestone of 1000 product posts

We are happy to announce that our Test and Review blog reached a milestone of 1000 consumer product reviews.

This happened in the very beginning of 2017 and to celebrate this amzing achievement we made a complete overhaul of our blog's design. Now it has improved navigation and looks. Hopefully the content would be on even higher level this year. 
Thanks for all your support and stay tuned for many more consumer reports and product reviews.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cello C40ANSMT-4K LED-LCD TV

Cello C40ANSMT-4K LED-LCD TV description, features and price

Product Description

This 40" Ultra HD 4K Android Smart TV is a very low-cost solution for large screen connected viewing.  The TV is priced under $400 which makes it affordable to all. The 40inch LED 4K screen is perfect for watching seasonal blockbuster movies.  You also get 3 x HDMI ports, USB and Wi-Fi for better connectivity. You can download and use Android apps directly on the TV, including Amazon Instant Video, Netflix etc.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Samsung KU6300 4K UHD LED TV series

Samsung’s KU6300 class offers a range of 4K UHD LED backlit LCD Smart TVs with HDR

Samsung KU6300 4K UHD LED TV series
Samsung KU6300 4K UHD LED TV series


Samsung’s KU6300 class offers a range of 4K UHD LED backlit LCD Smart TVs with HDR including a 65’’ option – UN65KU6300; a 60’’ option – UN60KU6300; a 55’’ option – UN55KU6300; a 50’’ option – UN50KU6300; and a 40’’ option – UN40KU6300.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Samsung KS8000 Series Smart LED TVs - big competitor for Sony X800D and X850D

Samsung KS8000 Series Smart LED TVs offer nice design, great functionality and acceptable price tag

Samsung KS8000 Series Smart LED TVs


The KS8000 is Samsung's top flat screen TV for 2016 and is essentially the same as the company's other flagship edge-lit model the KS9000. The only difference between the two TVs is the curved shape of the screen of the KS9000 and the Auto Depth Enhancer feature. In all other respects the two TVs are identical. The UE55KS8000 is the 55’’ option of the series priced at ~$1980. The series also offer a 49’’ and a 65’’ option.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Kindle Paperwhite 2016 - the better ebook reader

 Kindle Paperwhite 2016 is the current king of ebook readers

Kindle PaperWhite 2016  review

Amazon released a new Kindle Paperwhite in July 2016 with specifications similar to the 2015 edition, except the new one is available in white. This is in contrast with Amazon’s usually black Kindles, the reason may be that they are looking to improve the reading experience by giving a white frame that almost blends in with the background colour and gives off the illusion of a bigger screen.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Lenovo V110-15ISK 15.6" notebook with Intel Core i3 processor

Lenovo V110-15ISK 15.6" notebook with Intel Core i3 processor - features and specs


The Lenovo V110-15ISK is offered with 500 GB HDD or 128 GB SSD if you need faster performance rather than bigger storage.

In this article, I’d like to review a member of the Lenovo V110 range laptops – the Lenovo V110-15ISK. The V110 range represents Lenovo’s affordable business class – the prices vary between $420 - $480.

Samsung KS7000 series: Overview of Samsung UE49KS7000 4K HDR TV

Overview of Samsung UE49KS7000 4K HDR TVThe Samsung KS7000 series combines great value with ultra-bright HDR pictures and a smart TV system. The range includes 3 options – the 49-inch Samsung UE49KS700, the 55-inch Samsung UE55KS700 and the 60-inch Samsung UE60KS700.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

TESLA got crazy! Released MODEL S WITH 762 hp

This absurd version of Tesla Model S runs quarter mile in 10.9 seconds and is more powerful than the Lamborghini Aventador SV

MODEL S WITH 762 hp
Tesla released MODEL S WITH 762 hp

Good news! Tesla Model S can now be ordered as P90D (so far the biggest battery was 85 kWh). The new package is available as an upgrade of a system with the name Ludicrous (in this context "absurd" is well said). In presenting the car Ellen Musk says that the acceleration to 100 km / h will take less than three seconds and a quarter mile P90D Ludicrous will be covered in 10.9 seconds. Furthermore, the super Tesla-tashte develops 250 km / h with 20% faster than the fastest modification with 691 hp He did before.
Power is 762 hp - 503 of the electric motor on the rear axle and 259 - on the front.