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Mercedes-Benz C-class

Mercedes-Benz C-class review - 2009 C300 in depth tour and review
Mercedes-Benz C-class review

Today we are going to take a look at one of Mercedes-Benz best sellers. The C-class is probably the most popular of all Mercedes cars. In this video review you can take a closer look at 2009 Mercedes C300, which is sold mostly in US. Mercedes Benz C300 has nice clean design lines but interior is a bit plastic and not well suited for this kind of business vehicle. The 2009 Mercedes C300 has a 3.0 liter engine producing 228 h.p. and is offered with a 7-speed automatic transmission.

Mercedes C300 video review

Mercedes C300 exterior, interior and engine

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Cirtex Hosting web hosting review

Cirtex WEB hosting review 
CIRTEXHOSTING is a clear example of bad hosting services

Cirtex web hosting review - today we are going to review one of the worst hosting companies we've ever came up on. Cirtex Hosting is based in the US and they claim they offer premium hosting services like shared hosting, VPS and dedicated services. Unfortunately these services are far from premium and choosing a hosting company like this one may lead to many problems.
To start with their shared servers are real disaster. Useres often find out that some of their sites hosted on Cirtex shared servers are down for days with no reason at all. It is very often that you find your site with a 500 or 508 error message as well. These are thanks to very low limits of their shared services, no matter it says another thing on your hosting plan.
Their 99.9% uptime guarantee is anything else but achievable, probably a dream result that Cirtex hosting may reach one day (in the far future).
Cirtex Hosting 24/7 support is not any better. Most of the time you will get some copy-paste messages saying everything is fine at their end and your sites are up and online, even though all ping monitors may show the opposite.
As a conclusion we would say we find their services unreliable and from 1 to 10 we would give Cirtex a score of 2 (they have a color website after all).
Our advice is STAY AWAY from hosting services like these.

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5341

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5341 review
Toshiba Satellite C655-S5341 review

Satellite C655-S5341 is an affordable laptop by manufacurer Toshiba. It comes equipped with Intel Core i3 2330M processor, 4GB of RAM and 320GB for storage. It offers good performance for most daily tasks and a nice numeric 10-key pad, which might be very useful for stuednts or accountants for example.

Here are Toshiba Satellite C655-S5341 features:

Dual-core Processor
The two cores on this processor let you do more at once. They're also energy-smart, sipping battery power so you can go farther unplugged.

LED Backlit Display
Last longer, use less power, and warm up quicker with the unique LED backlit display.

Numeric 10-key Pad
Enjoy faster typing, smoother data entry and more convenient gaming commands with a full-size keyboard and a handy numeric 10-key pad.

Face Recognition
Experience a more convenient way to communicate, log on or share your laptop among the family.

6-Cell Li-ion Battery Pack
This rechargeable 6-Cell battery is perfect for staying connected longer while on the go.

EPEAT™ Gold Compliant
EPEAT™ Gold is the highest possible ranking of the acclaimed Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool which measures products across 51 different dimensions.
Toshiba Satellite C655-S5341
Toshiba Satellite C655-S5341 specifications
Series - Satellite
Model - C655-S5341
Color - Trax Texture in Black
Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
CPU Type - Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
Screen - 15.6"
Memory Size - 4GB DDR3
Hard Disk - 320GB
Optical Drive - DVD SuperMulti drive with Labelflash
Graphics Card - Intel HD Graphics
Video Memory - Shared memory
Communication - LAN and WLAN
Battery Life - 5 hours, 30 minutes
Dimensions - 15.0" x 9.8" x 1.10"-1.60"
Weight 5.3 lbs.
CPU Type - Intel Core i3
CPU Speed - 2330M(2.20GHz)
CPU Support - 3MB L3 Cache
Chipset - Intel HM65
Screen Size - 15.6"
Wide Screen Support - Yes
Resolution - 1366 x 768
LCD Features - LED backlight & TruBrite technology
Operating Systems
Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Graphics - GPU/VPU, Intel HD Graphics
Video Memory - Shared system memory
Graphic Type - Integrated Card
Hard Drive - HDD 320GB
HDD RPM - 5400rpm
HDD Interface - SATA
Memory - 4GB
Memory Speed - DDR3 1333
Memory Slot (Total) - 2
Max Memory Supported- 8GB
Optical Drive Type - DVD Super Multi
Optical Drive Spec
Maximum speed and compatibility: CD-ROM (24x), CD-R (24x), CD-RW (24x), DVD-ROM (8x), DVD-R (8x), DVD-R DL (6x), DVD-RW (6x), DVD+R (8x), DVD+R DL (6x), DVD+RW (8x), DVD-RAM (5x)
Uses Labelflash media to burn high quality labels directly to disc
LAN - 10/100Mbps
WLAN - 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
Bluetooth - Bluetooth version 3.0 plus HS
USB - 2
Video Port - 1 x VGA
Other port - Slot for Security Lock
Audio Ports - 1 x Microphone jack; 1 x Headphone jack
Speaker - Built-in stereo speakers
Input Device
Touchpad - Touch pad pointing device with multi-touch control
Keyboard - Standard Keyboard with 10-Keypad (black)
Supplemental Drive
Card Reader - Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, miniSD Card, Multi Media Card
Webcam - Yes
Power - AC Adapter, 65-watt AC adapter
Battery - 6-cell lithium ion
Battery Life - 5 hours, 30 minutes
Physical Specifications
Dimensions - 15.0" x 9.8" x 1.10"-1.60"
Weight - 5.3 lbs

Toshiba Satellite C655-S5341 isnice affordable laptop. Currently ot could be found in US online stores for around 500$.
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LG LK450 42" Full HD LCD TV

LG LK450 42" 1080P LCD TV review
LG LK450

LK450 is a cheap Full HD LCD TV by LG. It offers good picture quality and plenty of options for a TV in this price range.
Here are LG LK450 main features
This stunning picture is the reason you wanted HDTV in the first place. With almost double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You'll see details and colors like never before.
Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in standby and active (when they're on) modes. ENERGY STAR–qualified TVs use about 30% less energy than standard units.
Get easy self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Take the guesswork out of picture adjustments with this simple-to-use feature. It's not actually magic, but it will sure seem that way.
Let your TV do the adjustments for you. Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience.
With our Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.
LG's ISFccc Ready HDTVs contain the detailed standards necessary for professional calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and much more to meet local lighting conditions for both daytime and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.

LG LK450 42"  Full HD LCD TV

LG LK450 specs
Brand LG
Model 42LK450
MPN 42LK450
EAN 8808992120902
Type Flat-Panel
Display Technology LCD
Screen Size 42 Inch
Definition HDTV
Screen Format 16:9
Resolution 1080p
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
3D Technology 3D Not Supported
Internet Content Support Not Supported
Number Of Speakers 2
Audio Type Stereo
Exterior Colour Black

LG LK450 42"  
LG LK450 specs
LG LK45 full features and specifications
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Output Power 10W + 10W
Simulated Surround
Infinite Sound
Connectivity HDMI 3 (2 rear, 1 side)
PC Input 1 RGB In (D-Sub 15pin, rear)
USB 1 (v 2.0, side)
Headphone 1 Out (side)
Composite A/V 2 (1 rear, 1 side)
Component Video 2 (rear)
Digital Audio 1 Optical Out
Other Connectors 1 RF In (Antenna/Cable)
1 PC Audio Input
1 RS-232c In (Control/Service)
Power - Energy Star Compliant
Power Supply 100V ~ 220V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption 205W (Max.) / 175W (Average)
200mm x 200mm
Swivel Stand (Degrees: 20°/20°)
Remote Control

- XD Engine
- 6 Aspect Ratio Correction Modes
- 3 Color Temperature Control Modes
- 8 Picture Modes
- ISFccc Ready
- Picture Wizard II
- 3 AV Modes (Cinema, Sports, Game)
- 24p Real Cinema (24p 5:5/2:2 Pull Down) (HDMI 1080 24p)
- x.v. Color

- Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP)
- Speaker System: 1 Way 2 Speakers
- Dolby Digital Decoder
- Bass/Treble/Balance Controls
- Clear Voice II
- Auto Volume Leveler
- 5 Sound Modes

Special Features
- Smart Energy Saving
- A/V Input Navigation
- Input Labeling
- Key Lock
- Closed Caption (CC)
- SimpLink (HDMI CEC)

Convenience Features
- Language: English/Spanish/French/Korean
- Auto Tuning/Programming
- Channel Add/Delete
- Favorite Channel Programming
- Auto/Manual Clock
- On/Off Timer
- Sleep Timer
- Auto Off/Auto Sleep (When no video is present)
Dimensions With Stand
40.1" x 27.5" x 10.4" (W x H x D)
Dimensions Without Stand
40.1" x 24.8" x 3" (W x H x D)
Weight With Stand
33.3 lbs.
Weight Without Stand
29.5 lbs.

As often happens with LG products and especially TVs they manage to offer good quality and features at a very good and afordable price. LG LK450 is just the case, with good Full HD picture and some nice features it is offered for about 600$, which makes it a customer's top choice.

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BMW X5 review

BMW X5 E70

BMW X5 is often rated as one of the best SUVs on the market. Since it first came out back in 1999 BMW X5 is top choice for 4x4 lovers. This SUV impresses with great handling on and off road and offers excellent comfort for any taste. The X5 has a sporty character but it is very functional as well. X5 offers plenty of space for driver and passengers and has a big boot as well. Most X5s are manufactured in South Carolina at the Spartanburg BMW plant and some in Toluca, Mexico.
BMW X5 offers wide range of engine choices - gassoline and diesels. A hybrid model is expected very soon. The sportiest of all X5s is the M version which has a 4.4 liter Twin Turbo engine producing 555 h.p.
The latest X5s are offer either with 6-speed or with 8-speed automatic transmissions
A new version of the X5 is expected to replece the amazing E70 model. Currently the main competitors for BMW X5 are Mercedes ML, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne.

X5 interior

2012 BMW X5 M - video

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Honda Insight

Honda Insight hybrid

Honda Insight is one of those cars that should be considered a breaktrough in car manufacturing. It is the most advanced and popular hybrid model by Honda and has been on the car market for more than two years now (the new 2008 model).

It should have been a strong competitor to Toyota's Prius and the newcommer Chevy Volt (Opel Ampera) but is it really competing or just reasearching a market that's still to develop and expand.
Honda Insight uses a 1.0 regular gasoline engine with 67 hp and an 13 hp electric motor that acts as a generator when decelerating.
Honda Insight has an average consumption of 3.9 liters per 100 km which is around 73 mpg. These results are good but most modern diesel cars are already there.
The Insight has nice modern looking exterior, with a shape very similar to Toyota Prius but a bit more conservative with more curves and angles. The interior is nicely fitted, roomy and functional. The Insight is a 5 passenger car and trunk space is more than enough.

Honda Insight interior

Honda Insight is a real bestseller in Japan and is one of the best-selling cars on Japanese car market - over 100 000 units sold.
No matter if we like it or not hybrid vehicles are already part of our transportation choices and it's just a matter of time and development for hybrids to become more efficient and affordable. Currently Honda Insight is one of the best and most preffered hybrid cars together with the Prius and the Volt.

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Babolat Pure Drive lite

Babolat Pure Drive lite - tennis racket review

Babolat Pure Drive lite

Pure Drive lite is a high end tennis racket from one of the best tennis manufacturers Babolat. Pure Drive lite is a lightweight tennis racket best suited for women professionals who seek the best balance between comfort and power. Babolat Pure Drive lite weighs only 275g (unstrung) thanks to graphite and tungsten materials used in the frame. That's nearly 30g less than Kim Clijsters' favourite Babolat Pure Drive GT.Many tennis pros use this racket, including tennis star Agnieszka Radswanska.


Babolat Pure Drive lite tennis racket
Babolat Pure Drive lite

Pure Drive lite features the Babolat's Cortex shaft vibration dampening system and Babolat Woofer Technology - they both offer good comfort during play and exceptional control as well. Because of its lightweight Babolat Pure Drive lite is suitable for juniors as well. It allows good control (especially for a racket this lite) and extra maneuverability. It is ideal for players wanting to achieve maximum swing speed and maxiumum full strokes.
It is well known that Babolat is making some of the best tennis rackets and the Pure Drive lite is no exception. It performs exceptionally well and is not overpriced. We strongly recommend this racket.

Here are Babolat Pure Drive lite tennis racket specs:
Head size - 645cm²/
Length - 685mm/27in.
Weight - 275g
Balance Point - 320mm
Stringing pattern - 16x19
Graphite/Tungsten Composition

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Citroen DS3 test drive

Citroen DS3 test drive

We are going to take a look at Citroen's new little car with futuristic design and plenty of style. On first look Citroen DS3 looks just amazing. With interesting color schemes and innovative design features it really shines on the street. Here is a short Fifth Gear test drive of the new Citroen DS3. Enjoy

Citroen DS3 test drive - video

Google Music

Google Music

Google Music logo

Google presented their latest online music feature - Google Music makes music discovery, purchase, and listening effortless and fun.

Shop music on Android Market and listen instantly using the Google Music app.
Google Music is a cloud-powered music player and storage service that lets you keep your music collection online so you can save space on your Android device.
All your your music purchases from Android Market automatically appear on Google Music.
Add up to 20,000 more songs from your personal music collection on your computer for free.
Access to your entire music library instantly with the Google Music app, and save your favorites for offline playback.
Share a free full play of the songs you purchased from Android Market with your friends on Google+.
Learn more about Google Music at

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LG D2342P-PN 23-inch 3D monitor

LG D2342P-PN 23-inch 3D LED monitor review

LG D2342P-PN 

LG D2342P-PN is not the best 3D solution for your home PC entertainment but it definitely is one of the cheapest. LG uses their own 3D solution to keep the price lower than competitors using Nvidia's 3D. Connections include DVI, VGA, HDMI and a headphone jack. LG D2342P-PN offers a super energy savings feature which lowers the brightness and tracks the total power and CO2 reducton. The D2342P-PN comes equipped with two pairs of 3D glasses.

LG D2342P-PN specs
LG D2342P-PN 23inch LED Monitor
Certified Flicker-Free 3D
3D Effect Mode
Crosstalk Free
Battery-Free galsses
Super Eneregy saving
Panel Surface: Anti-Glare, 3H
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Contrast Ratio: 5,000,000:1
Response Time: 5ms
Brightness: 250cd/m2
Colour: Black
Extras: 3D Glasses and 3D Clip On Glasses
Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor

1 x HDMI
1 x D-Sub
1 x DVI-D

The Immersive world of 3D becomes reality with the LG D2342P-PN Cinema 3D LED Monitor. Take your computer experience to the next dimension and enjoy 3D content the way it was meant to be, just like at the movies, with LG′s groundbreaking Cinema 3D technology. Adding to its performance are the cutting-edge features like 2D to 3D conversion, unrivalled Full HD picture quality and advanced connectivity - all through an environmentally friendly LED display.

The LG D2342P-PN Cinema 3D LED Monitor offers you a more immersive and rewarding way to enjoy 3D with family and friends. The Cinema 3D visuals are so believable that you′ll be transported into an incredibly life-like world were the 3D images will move you in more ways than one. It even boasts an ultra wide viewing angle so that you get to enjoy the same stunning 3D delights wherever you choose to sit. The lightweight, polarized 3D glasses ensure that your viewing experience is not only captivating but also comfortable. What′s more, unlike conventional 3D glasses, you to enjoy high quality, flicker-free images without ever having to be charged. The low cost price of the glasses also makes it easier to buy as many pairs as needed for friends and family.

Breathe new life into your favourite media with the LG D2342P-PN Cinema 3D LED Monitor. Thanks to LGs 2D to 3D conversion technology you can transform regular 2D images into glorious 3D, making even familiar content more thrillingly immersive than ever before. Plus, you needn′t worry about upgrading your home computer because the D2342P-PN supports all graphics cards and a range of popular home PC operating systems. Expand your experience and enjoy various multimedia contents via the extensive range of connectivity options available. For example, the HDMI port allows you to connect your games console and Blu-ray player for a gaming/movie viewing experience unlike any other.

LG D2342P-PN 3D monitor unboxing - video

Lenovo G570

Lenovo G570 laptop review

Lenovo G570 review

G570 is not one of the high end laptops from the ThinkPad series that Lenovo is very well known for. This is a fast, well build laptop that is going to do all the basic stuff with ease. It suits best for a student laptop or home user. For business users we would recommend some of the old fashioned and exceptionally equipped ThinkPad models with no glossy finish.

Store more music, movies, and games thanks to a 500GB HDD. Rely on DirectShare to synchronize your files with other notebooks without connecting to the internet; Enjoy more responsive application performance with 8GB DDR3 memory. And experience the thrill of high performing high definition graphics. Added features come with added responsibility. That’s why, the notebook’s VeriFace® facial recognition technology secures access to your PC while its OneKey® Rescue System enables quick data backup and recovery. Smart performance is a given with the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. And with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows® 7 software with RapidBoot technology, this PC starts about 20 seconds faster than a standard Windows® 7 computer. So whatever your idea of fun is, the Lenovo G570 brings it alive.

G570 keyboard is nice and easy to use but with key travel is a bit short

Lenovo G570 specs (43345WU model):
Intel i7-2630QM (2.00 GHz x 8 Threads) | 6 MB L3 Cache | Turbo Boost up to 2.90 GHz (x 4 threads) | 45Watt
Graphics Card: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
RAM/Memory: (2 x 2gb) 4gb 1333MHz
Hard Drive: 500gb 7200rpm
Display: 15.6" 1366x768 Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Optical Drive: SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW Dual Layer
Webcam / Microphone: 0.3-megapixel webcam / Integrated Microphone
Wireless: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: None
Ports: Four USB 2.0, VGA, RJ-45 (Ethernet), HDMI, Microphone Jack, Headphone Jack
Keyboard: Standard Keyboard with Numerical Keypad
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Color: Dusk Black
Battery: 6-cell lithium ion

Lenovo G570 video review

Lenovo G570 is a great value for money laptop.

2011 BMW 535i M-Sport

2011 BMW 535i M-Sport

 2011 BMW 535i M-Sport
2011 BMW 535i M-Sport

Today we are going to take a closer look at the brand new BMW 535i with the M-Sport package. This exact car is on top of BMW 5-series line and is equipped with all the latest gadgets and optional extras. With the M-Sport package this 535i has sharp agressive styling and looks real sporty but it's a sport sedan after all. In this video you can see all the new interior as well as exterior trends in luxury BMW sport sedans. The BMW 535i is powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six officially rated at a little over 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. But not by the same 300-horsepower 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six as last year’s car. Share and enjoy.
2011 BMW 535i M-Sport video review

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Nokia Lumia 800 price, specs and review

Nokia Lumia 800 review
price, features, specs and review
Nokia Lumia 800

Today we are going to review Lumia 800, which is a brand new Windows Phone 7 smartphone from Nokia. It has fresh innovative design and plenty of new features for a Nokia phone. The manufacturer claims Lumia 800 is fast, easy and fun to use. So lets see phone basic features and specifications and decide if it is true what they say about it.

On first look it seems like Lumia 800 is going to be another competitor for the best selling iPhone 4S. But if you take a closer look its small design features show that this is really going to be something different from what we've seen so far on the smartphone market. Lumia 800 looks solid but friendly at the same time. And with a 1.4 GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor the social and media apps are going to perform better than well on this phone. Nokia offers variety of color choices for the Lumia 800 including black, pink, blue and more. And customization doesn't stop here - there are going to be plenty of cool accessories for this phone.

Now let's take a look at some of the main features of Nokia Lumia 800:
- Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system
- Camera - Superior shooting with Carl Zeis optics and HD video
- Outlook Mobile for corporate email and private email support
- 1.4GHz processor
- Nokia Drive with turn by turn voice navigation
- Huge 3.7" crystal clear screen
- Smooth one piece body
- New internet explorer 9 just like on your PC
Nokia Lumia 800 color choices
And here are Nokia Lumia 800 specifications:
- Brand Nokia
- Model Lumia 800
- Weight 142 g
- Dimensions 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, 76.1 cc
- 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density)
- AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Memory 16 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
- Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash
- 1.4 GHz processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset
- Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW)
- microUSB slot, 3.5mm Jack
- 2G Network GSM 850 /900/1800 / 1900
- 3G Network HSDPA 850 /1900 / 2100
- Stand-by Up to 265 h (2G) / Up to 335 h (3G)
- Talk time Up to 13 h (2G) / Up to 9 h 30 min (3G)

Nokia Lumia 800 has a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display which is just amazing and using it for any kind of media is a real pleasure.
Lumia 800 - perfect for navigation 
What's in the box - Lumia 800 package contents
- Nokia Lumia 800 Handset
- Nokia BV-5JW Battery
- Nokia Charger AC-16
- Nokia Data Cable CA-185CD
- Nokia Stereo Headset WH-902
- Manual

Nokia Lumia 800 video review

Nokia Lumia 800 price in Europe will be around 450 Euro without any contracts. In United States prices will vary around 500$ depending on the carrier. Offers with contract are expected to be for around 200$.

Our opinion on the Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia are really making it right with their new smartphone line. Lumia 800 is an interesting and capable device that stands out form the crowd and Windows Phone fans are just going to love it.

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2011 for Mac

Microsoft Office Home and Business 2011 for Mac

Microsoft Office for Mac

Microsoft Office is the most popular productivity suite in the world with over 1 billion PCs and Macs running Office. It’s the easiest way to share, create or access your documents from almost anywhere.
For the 2011 edition Microsoft Office for Mac has some major improvements.
Some of them are brand new, others are improved features from before but they all are making this software much more productive and easy to use. Here are some of the new features for Office Home and Business 2011:

Outlook for Mac. Manage your email and calendars with features that simplify staying connected and up to date. Keeps you connected to e-mail, schedules, calendars, to-do lists, and contacts.
Ribbon. Access favorite commands quickly, and personalize your workspace.
Office Web Apps. Post, edit, and share files from virtually anywhere.
Coauthoring. Simultaneously edit a file with authors in multiple locations.
Template Gallery Visually select the perfect template for your next project.
Photo Editing Remove backgrounds or add color filters right within PowerPoint®.
Full Screen View Use full screen to maximize space for reading and writing.
Presentation Broadcast Broadcast a presentation instantly online, even to people without PowerPoint.
Improved Publishing Layout View. Create visually rich newsletters, brochures, and documents easily.
Sparklines. Create small charts in a single cell to discover patterns in your data.
Visual Basic Support Automate repetitive tasks by programming your favorite commands.
Dynamic Reordering Rearrange layers of text, photos, and graphics quickly.

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 includes Outlook for Mac 2011, Word for Mac 2011, Excel for Mac 2011 and PowerPoint for Mac 2011.



SONY VAIO VPCL13M1E/S is one of a kind and very interesting home digital solution. It offers PC capabilities with touchscreen features and many media options. VAIO VPCL13M1E/S has Full HD VAIO Display Plus and 1GB Graphics. It has very interesting unique design as well.

SONY VAIO VPCL13M1E/S features
- The ulitmate touchscreen PC, giving you HD at your fingertips
- Experience a new level of family entertainment with a 24" mulit-touch screen
- Up to 500GB HDD and 4Gb Memory for all your familys multimedia needs
- 11 Watt, integrated Speakers plus wireless keyboard and mouse for complete comfort
- Intel COre 2 Duo E7500 Processor

SONY VAIO VPCL13M1E/S specifications

Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Platform Intel® Core™2 Duo processor
Chipset Intel® P43 Express Chipset
Cover colour Silver
Processor Name Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E7500
Processor Speed (GHz) 2.93
L2/L3 Cache (MB) 3
Frontside Bus (MHz) 1066
Number of Cores 2
Memory Size (GB) 4
Memory Specification PC2-6400
Memory Speed (MHz) 800
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Max. Supported Memory (GB) 12
Hard Drive Type
Serial ATA
Hard Drive Capacity (GB) 1000
Hard Drive Speed (rpm) 7200
Optical Drive Type
DVD SuperMulti
CD x24, CD-R x24, CD-RW x24, DVD x8, DVD-R DL x8, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x8, DVD+R DL x8, DVD+R x8, DVD+RW x8, DVD-RAM x5
CD-R x24, CD-RW x10, DVD-R DL x6, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x6, DVD+R DL x6, DVD+R x8, DVD+RW x8, DVD-RAM x5
Screen Type VAIO Display Plus
Multi-touch capable YES
Diagonal Size (in) 24
Diagonal Size (cm) 61
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Graphic Card Name NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M GPU
Video RAM memory 1 GB
Total Graphics Memory Approx.2780MB*
USB Port (quantity) 5
USB Version USB 2.0
USB Connector Type A
i.Link 4-pin (IEEE1394) 1; S400
Memory Stick™ Slot
1: M.S. PRO-HG (Duo Only)
Microphone Jack
1: Stereo Mini Jack
Headphone Jack
1: Stereo Mini Jack
Optical Audio Out (SPDIF) YES
SD Card Slot YES
HDMI Input NO / YES in Sony VPCL14S1E/S
Video (Composite) Input No
TV Tuner in No / optional
Network Connectivity
Ethernet (RJ-45 Direct Port) YES
Ethernet Type
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
Wireless LAN YES
Wireless LAN Type 802.11 b/g/n
Wireless LAN Max. Date Rate (Mbps) 150 (RX)/150 (TX)
Bluetooth YES
Bluetooth (version) Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR
Bluetooth Range (m) Max. approx. 10 (open space)
Bluetooth Max. Data Rate (Mbps) Max. 2.1
Built-in Speakers YES
Built-in Microphone Yes: Monaural
Dolby Codec Dolby Home Theater v3
Built-in Camera MOTION EYE®
Image Sensor (Mega Pixels) 0.3
Effective Pixels 640x480
Stroke (mm) 2.7
Key Pitch (mm) 19.05
Numeric Keypad YES
Other Features
Special Buttons Stand by, VAIO, Display OFF
Kensigton Lock YES
External Keyboard
VGP-WKB10 (Wireless)
VGP-WMS4 (Wireless)
Depth Main Unit (mm) 190
Height Main Unit (mm) 429
Width Main Unit (mm) 582.4
Weight with Supplied Battery (Kg) 12.5

SONY VAIO VPCL13M1E/S / Sony VPCL14S1E/S video preview

What's in the box
Power Cable
Wireless Keyboard
Wireless Mouse

SONY VAIO VPCL13M1E/S is an interesting device, but the price is a bit too high. For this kind of money you can buy a nice LED TV and a laptop separately, so it's up to you what your choice would be.


HTC EVO 4G product review
Sprint HTC EVO 4G

HTC EVO 4G is one of the most popular smartphones in United States. It is offered by Sprint carrier.
HTC EVO 4G is a snazzy-looking Android touchscreen phone that houses a 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD 8650 processor for the smoothest mobile multi-tasking experience ever. On the large WVGA resolution capacitive multi-touch screen of this HTC smartphone, you can view clear, highly detailed visuals. Stunning entertainment is delivered to you in HD quality on the HTC smartphone. The 8-megapixel rear camera (with autofocus and 2x LED flash) of the HTC EVO 4G lets you capture detailed stills and video, while the 1.3-megapixel fixed focus front camera lets you video-conference with your contacts. Employing WiMax technology, this Android touchscreen phone allows you to access the Internet from up to five computers.
HTC EVO 4G - one of the most popular smartphones in US

HTC EVO 4G features and specs
Released for Sprint, the HTC Evo 4G is the world's first 4G Android handset, delivering download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G -- making it possible to download music, photos, files, or videos in seconds. The handset features a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to ensure a smooth and quick user experience and comes with dual cameras, an 8.0-megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3-megapixel camera, so users can post high-quality video to YouTube and Facebook. The Web browser is optimized with Adobe Flash technology so video and animation are displayed the way they are meant to be seen.
WiMax 4G technology delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.
Large 4.3-inch touch screen display delivers vivid and vibrant colors, sharp contrast, and true colors.
Fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor for a responsive handset that multitasks from app to app without skipping any hesitation.
Personalize the home screen with widgets that grab rich content from the lastest sports scores to current events and news.
New People widget collects call, message, email and social networking updates from different circles of friends to easily keep in touch.
Friend Stream lets users interaction with friends across Facebook, Twitter and Flickr by bringing updates, photos and shared links into a single easy to follow stream.
New 'Leap' thumbnail view lets users jump to any one of seven panels on the home screen.
Polite ringer automatically lowers the ringer volume when the phone is picked up.

Wireless Band : CDMA 800 / 1900 / WiMax 2500.
Weight : 170 g.
Size : 122 x 66 x 13 mm.
Form Factor : Block .
Battery :
mAh Li-Ion.
Talk Time: 6 hours.
Display : 65,000 colors (480 x 800 px).
Platform / OS : Google Android OS v2.1.
Memory : 360.0 MB.
GPS : Compass (Sprint Navigation / Google Maps).
Bluetooth : 2.1 (A2DP / AVRCP / HFP / HSP / OPP / SPP).
Wi-Fi : 802.11 b/g.
Browser : 2.0 (Webkit / Google Search).
Navigation : Touch Screen (HTC Sense).
Camera : 8.0 MP / Flash / Zoom / HD Video Recorder / 1.3 MP / Video Calling.
Audio :
Music: Sprint Music Store (MP3 / AAC / WMA / M4A / WAV).
FM Radio.
Messaging :
Email: POP3 / IMAP4 / SMTP / Gmail.
Chat: AOL / Google / Windows Live / Yahoo.

 HTC EVO 4G video review

HTC EVO 4G - one of the most impressive phones ever made. The HTC EVO 4G is incredibly well-made and features a giant 4.3-inch capacitive TFT touchscreen, WiMAX connectivity, 8MP camera with 720p video capture and a kickstand on the back. Software-wise, it runs Android 2.1 with HTC's Sense UI on top. The interface performs smoothly and lets you use mail, social networks, calendars and so on with ease.

Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet

Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet
Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet

Text by Chloe Albanesius / PCmag

In the battle between the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, the Fire has a slight edge over the Nook, with about 39.5 percent of PCMag readers saying they have bought or will buy Amazon's $199 tablet.
Of the 8,808 readers who answered yesterday's poll (below), about 29 percent selected the Nook Tablet, while 39.5 percent went with the Kindle Fire.
In the comments, most buyers felt it came down to storage; if you need to access your content on the go or when you're not connected to the Web, go for the Nook Tablet. If you like Amazon's services and can connect to take advantage of the Silk browser, Amazon Prime, and more, the Fire is a good choice.
"Kindle Fire is mostly for people who doesn't go out too much with the tablet or always goes to a place with Wi-Fi. Nook Tablet it's for outsiders and people who is always on the move (also for people who loves hacking it with the latest Android releases)," wrote one reader.
"I like the Amazon AppStore, but that doesn't make the Fire worth it," wrote another.
One longtime Prime member who was on her second Kindle, however, said she had "sold family and friends on it and have already ordered my Fire, can't wait to get it!!!"
Not everyone is on the Nook or Fire bandwagon. About 12.5 percent, or 1,106 people, said they prefer the iPad, regardless of the price difference. About 4 percent were going the other way, opting for the $79 Kindle or $99 Nook. Another 11 percent, meanwhile, were still holding out for something more compelling, like the Asus Transformer Prime. Eight people wrote in the HP TouchPad, but they'll likely be waiting awhile.
The results come as Amazon today announced that the Kindle Fire newsstand will have more than 400 full-color newspapers. Those who subscribe before March 1 will get three free months to 17 Conde Nast magazines like Vanity Fair, GQ, Wired and Glamour.
The Nook Tablet debuts on Nov. 17 and the Kindle Fire is coming Nov. 15. For more, see Amazon Kindle Fire vs. B&N Nook Tablet vs. Nook Color: Spec Showdown, as well as PCMag's Kindle Fire review and hands-on look at the Nook Tablet.

Kindle Fire review                                           Nook Tablet review

MeeGo OS

MeeGo OS review
MeeGo OS

MeeGo is a Linux-based open source mobile operating system project. Primarily targeted at mobile devices and information appliances in the consumer electronics market, MeeGo is designed to act as an operating system for hardware platforms such as netbooks, entry-level desktops, nettops, tablet computers, mobile computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, SmartTV / ConnectedTV, IPTV-boxes, smart phones, and other embedded systems. MeeGo is currently hosted by the Linux Foundation.
The MeeGo project provides a Linux-based, open source software platform for the next generation of computing devices. The MeeGo software platform is designed to give developers the broadest range of device segments to target for their applications, including netbooks, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, smart TVs, tablets and more – all using a uniform set of APIs based on Qt. For consumers, MeeGo will offer innovative application experiences that they can take from device to device.
MeeGo is intended to run on a variety of hardware platforms including handhelds, in-car devices, netbooks and televisions. All platforms share the MeeGo core, with different “User Experience” (“UX”) layers for each type of device.
MeeGo currently targets platforms such as netbooks/entry-level desktops, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, and media phones. All of these platforms have common user requirements in communications, application, and internet services in a portable or small form factor. The MeeGo project will continue to expand platform support as new features are incorporated and new form factors emerge in the market.

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX720 40" LED TV

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX720 40" LED TV
Bravia KDL-40EX720
Sony Bravia KDL-40EX720 is a 40" 3D LED TV with Full HD 1080p picture quality which is just perfect for home cinema. Watching movies on this TV is a real pleasure.

Bravia KDL-40EX720 features
Entertainment lovers, the slim Sony® EX720-Series LED LCD HDTV is for you. See precise motion detail plus watch your favorite 2D or 3D entertainment in clear, vivid Full HD 1080p picture quality with incredible contrast.4,5 Instantly access must-have entertainment on your terms including movies, TV episodes, videos, music and more. You also get new apps delivered automatically – so your selection is never outdated and you are always connected to the best entertainment.2 You can even video chat with friends and family when you Skype on the big screen.

Enjoy a vivid, lifelike picture experience. Sony’s X-Reality engine brings out the best by analyzing each scene so you see sharpened images, and amazing contrast detail.
Enjoy incredible depth and a sharp, Full HD 1080p picture from the leader in 3D technology.4 Plus easy set up with built-in 3D sync transmitter. (3D Active Glasses required, sold separately)
See smooth and precise detail during fast-action scenes. Sony’s Motionflow™ XR 240 technology for fast action movies and sports by reducing blur caused by quick camera movements, enhancing image sharpness, and overall creates a clearer picture.
Experience the next level of picture quality and contrast with Sony’s Edge LED Backlight technology. This technology sharpens image contrast giving an amazingly crisp picture you can see. The ultra-thin backlight system allows for a slimmer, sleeker design.
Save energy when you’re not around. The television’s built-in motion sensor has the ability to scan the room and detect movement. If the sensor detects no movement it automatically turns off the picture leaving only sound. After more time and no movement, the TV turns itself off minimizing any unnecessary power draw.
Enjoy an easy-to-use menu that allows you to navigate additional content or adjust the picture settings while watching your favorite program.
Download the free Media Remote app and use your iPhone® or Android™ phone as a versatile remote control with full QWERTY keyboard. 5
Quick Start & Viewing feature enables this Sony television to go from ‘OFF’ to ‘ON’ 2-3 times faster than previous Sony televisions.
Share your photos on the big screen or listen to your favorite music. Simply connect your digital camera, USB-enabled MP3 player, or USB storage device directly to your HDTV's USB input.
Enjoy customized picture brightness and save energy without lifting a finger. The built-in Light Sensor automatically adjusts the picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room.
Conveniently operate and control other BRAVIA® Sync™ compatible devices - including BRAVIA® HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc™ Players, surround sound systems, Handycam® camcorders and Cyber-shot® digital still cameras, all with one remote control.

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX720 demo

Sony Bravia KDL-40EX720 is a good sized TV, full of features and it is priced well. We recommend it.

Porsche Cayenne test drive and review

Porsche Cayenne test drive and review
Porsche Cayenne test drive

Today we are going to test drive one of the fastest SUV currently on the market. Porsche Cayenne is one of the most desirable cars in its class as well. The new model has design a bit too soft for some Porsche customers but design is not the main thing about this SUV. It's the driving experience you get once you get it on the open road. Porsche Cayenne has an impressive handling that is better than most average sedan cars. For the new model line Porsche decided to play it eco-friendly and brought a diesel and a hybrid in the model range.
Here is a short test drive of the more powerful Porsche Cayenne Turbo, the softer S model and the 'economy' hybrid model. Share and enjoy

Porsche Cayenne test drive and review - video

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Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95 review

Canon PowerShot S95 review

This is one of the best point and shoot digital cameras we've tested so far.
Canon introduces the top-of-the-line digital camera PowerShot S95 as an upgrade to the S90. The ultra-slim, ultra-intelligent S95 is loaded with all a serious photographer's must-haves, including a bright f/2.0 Wide-Angle Lens, RAW shooting, a number of shooting modes and effects for ultimate creativity, and professional-style control ring for intuitive manual control. On-board Canon’s HS System, a combination of a high-sensitivity 10.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and powerful DIGIC 4 processor, provides exceptional low light performance. The new S95 is also upgraded with Canon's Hybrid IS for blur-free shooting even close-up, and capability of 720p HD video recording with stereo sound. Performance, flexibility and portability merged, now it’s time to step up to PowerShot S95.

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95 features

CANON HS SYSTEM - The Canon PowerShot S95 employs the Canon HS SYSTEM by combining a high-sensitivity 10.0 Megapixel CCD sensor and Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor to deliver spectacular images with minimal noise. With a new maximum setting of ISO 12,800, the S95 notably reduces blur and camera shake for the ultimate in sharpness and clarity.

720P HD SHOOTING AND PLAYBACK VIA HDMI - The Canon PowerShot S95 is capable of recording video in stunning high definition (1280 x 720 pixels) with stereo sound. The camera also makes it easy to enjoy HD videos (and still photos) on your HDTV with a mini-HDMI connector for direct connection to a high-definition TV monitor.

LARGE, BRIGHT F/2.0 APERTURE - The Canon PowerShot S95 sports an f/2.0 aperture, perfect for creating enticing portraits, by drawing attention to the face and blurring the background with its impressively shallow depth-of-field. The Macro setting lets you get even closer. Additionally, the large aperture lets you capture more nuances in low light shooting by using more of the available light. You'll be ready for anything with a lens aperture larger than even many professional sizes.

CONTROL RING FOR INTUITIVE OPERATION - More intuitive and quicker than the usual 2-button control, the Canon PowerShot S95's control ring lets you adjust Focus, Exposure, ISO, Step Zoom, or White Balance more precisely than ever.

3.8X OPTICAL ZOOM WITH OPTICAL IS & 28MM WIDE-ANGLE LENS - he Canon PowerShot S95 features Canon's precision 28mm Wide-Angle 3.8x Optical Zoom Lens that allows you to shoot most scenes from wide-angle to telephoto. When it's time to take a closer look, the Canon Optical Image Stabilizer helps minimize camera shake and reveal almost every detail.

CANON HYBRID IS - By employing both an angular sensor and an accelerometer, Canon's highly advanced Hybrid IS corrects camera shake from two sources (the blur caused by the angle of the camera and the "shift blur" that happens when your subject moves parallel to the camera), delivering sharp, blur-free images even when you zoom in close to your subject.

All features: 10.0 Megapixel sensor combined with the DIGIC 4 Image Processor create Canon's HS SYSTEM for improved low light performance and better image quality.
Shoot beautiful 720p HD video in stereo sound and play back on an HDTV via the HDMI output.
A bright f/2.0 lens, great for shooting portrait photography in low light conditions or using a shallow depth-of-field for great images with beautiful soft backgrounds.
A control ring for intuitive manual control, built for the way the serious photographer has always accessed exposure control.
Full range of shooting and recording modes including RAW + JPEG for the ultimate creative control.
A 3.8x Optical Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, plus a 28mm Wide-Angle Lens gets you close to your subjects as well as capture more in your frame.
Utilizes Canon's Hybrid IS to compensate for angular and shift camera shake during close-up shooting.

Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95 specs

Compact digital still camera with built-in flash, 3.8x Optical/4x Digital (not w/ RAW)/15x Combined Zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer System

Image Capture Device
10.0 Megapixel, 1/1.7-inch type Charge Coupled Device (CCD)
Total Pixels
Approx. 10.4 Megapixels
Effective Pixels
Approx. 10.0 Megapixels

Focal Length
6.0 (W)-22.5mm (T) f/2.0-4.9 (35mm equivalent: 28-105mm)
Digital Zoom

Focusing Range
Auto: 2.0 in./5cm - infinity (W), 12 in./30cm-infinity (T);
Normal: 2.0 in./5cm - infinity, 12 in /30cm. - infinity (T);
Macro: 2.0 in. - 1.6 ft./5 - 50cm (W) 12 in. - 1.6 ft./ 30 - 50cm (T) ;
Manual Focus: 2.0 in. - infinity/5cm - infinity (W), 1.6 ft. - infinity/50cm - infinity (T)

Autofocus System- TTL Autofocus

Optical Viewfinder N/A
LCD Monitor
3.0-inch TFT color with wide viewing angle
LCD Pixels
Approx. 461,000 pixels
LCD Coverage

PowerShot S95 specs

What's in the box
PowerShot S95
Lithium-ion Battery Pack NB-6L
CB-2LY Charger
Wrist Strap WS-DC9
AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
USB Interface Cable IFC-400PCU
Digital Camera Solution CD-ROM

Canon PowerShot S95 video review

Canon PowerShot S95 is an amazing pocket camera but the price is still too high. It also lacks some of the features of our favorite Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX9V, which we still think is the best at this price range (300-400$)

Hyundai i30 test drive and review

Hyundai i30 test drive and review

Hyundai i30 review
Hyundai i30

Today we are going to test drive and review one of Hyundai's best selling models. The i30 is a big competitor in the so called 'Golf class'. Hyundai i30 design doesn't make it stand out from the crowd but build quality and 5-year warranty make a very good deal. Price of base models is very low and that makes it even more desirable.

Here is a short Hyundai i30 test drive pointing out its main advantages and disadvantages.

Hyundai i30 test drive and review - video

It's competitively priced, but the Hyundai i30 is not a budget car - it's much better than that! In fact, it was placed top in the 2010 Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, with owners heaping praise on the car's quality, reliability and low running costs. While it doesn't quite offer the same sense of class or quality as a VW Golf - or offer the styling flair of a Honda Civic - it feels built to last. What's more the engine line-up is economical and the cabin is comfortable and spacious. Add to that a five-year unlimited mileage warranty and the i30 is well worth considering.

Hyundai i30
Hyundai i30 interior is nothing special, mainly functional with easy access to all basic controls

There is already new model update of the i30 for 2012. The all new Hyundai i30 has bolder and more agressive design and compared to the old model. It will  have wider range of engines as well.

Nokia 500

Nokia 500 product review
Nokia 500
Nokia 500 phone reivew

Nokia has launched Nokia 500, a new generation low-end touchscreen mobile with 1GHz processor, changeable back covers and powered by Symbian Anna OS. Now this is speed – the powerful 1 GHz processor makes sure your apps and entertainment are a pleasure to use. Apps run quickly and smoothly, and with a Wi-Fi or 3.5G internet connection, web pages load fast and downloads arrive in an instant. Scroll through photos effortlessly and browse your music collection with ease.

Nokia 500 features - 3G, Bluetooth, Camera, Colour Screen, Email, Email / Web, FM Radio, GPRS, GPS, Internet Browsing, MP3 Player, Touch Screen, Bluetooth, GPRS, GPS, USB, Wi-fi

Powerful Processor and Wi-Fi
the powerful 1 GHz processor makes sure your apps and entertainment are a pleasure to use. Apps run quickly and smoothly, and with a Wi-Fi or 3.5G internet connection, web pages load fast and downloads arrive in an instant. Scroll through photos effortlessly and browse your music collection with ease.

Live-on your Home Screen
Everything is ready straight out of the box with fully integrated email and social networks. For you this means real-time emails from your work and personal accounts direct to your home screen. You also get live Facebook and Twitter feeds 24/7 to keep you constantly up to date.

Latest and greatest apps
With Nokia 500 you get many great apps right away apps that make life a bit better, a bit easier and a bit more fun. And one tap takes you straight to Store where you can download the latest apps and games, as well as browse ringtones, themes and wallpapers.

Fully Customisable Home Screen
This is where it all begins. From day one your three customisable home screens are live and always up to date you decide what lives on them. One home screen for new emails and messages, one for your friends and social networks, and one for your favourite apps and games. Its up to you. Adding shortcuts and widgets is fast and easy.

Nokia 500 review
Nokia 500
Nokia 500 
Nokia 500 specifications
Physical Features
Dimensions: 111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm, 73 cc
Weight:93 g
Display type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Proximity for auto turn-off
5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels
Video: VGA@15fps
GPRS: Class 33
EDGE: Class 33
3G: HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth: v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
microUSB v2.0
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1110 mAh (BL-4U)
Stand-by: Up to 500 h (2G) / Up to 455 h (3G)
Talk time: Up to 7 h (2G) / Up to 5 h (3G)
Music play: Up to 35 h
General specs
Symbian Anna OS
CPU: 1 GHz ARM 11 processor
SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz)
GPS: with A-GPS support
Java: MIDP 2.1
Exchangeable battery covers
Digital compass
MP4/H.263/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/?AAC+/WMA player
Photo editor
Voice command/dial
Flash Lite 4.0
Predictive text input
Phonebook, Photocall
Call records max 30 days
Internal: 2 GB storage, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
External: microSD, up to 32GB
Nokia 500
Nokia 500 maps
Nokia 500 review

The Nokia 500 is the mass production of the new Nokia Symbian line, as it has the lowest specs out of the bunch announced in time for the holiday shopping craze. An affordable handset from Nokia with decent specs and some colorful battery covers thrown in to keep things exciting is usually a Finnish recipe for success among teens and in emerging markets.

GARMIN nüvi 1350

Product review GARMIN nüvi 1350 4.3" GPS Navigation

GARMIN nüvi 1350


GARMIN nüvi 1350 features
nüvi 1350 has an intuitive interface that greets you with 2 simple questions: “Where To?” and “View Map.” Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator® NT street maps, nearly 6 million points of interest (POIs), 2-D or 3-D maps and the speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe. And with HotFix® satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.
- enhanced pedestrian navigation capabilities — pairs great with optional cityXplorer™ maps to navigate big cities
- ecoRoute™ — a green feature that calculates a more fuel-efficient route and tracks fuel usage
- travel tools — JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter and calculator
- photo navigation — download pictures from Garmin Connect™ Photos and navigate to them
- “Where Am I?” emergency locator — get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations, and fuel stations
- anti-theft feature Garmin Lock™
- custom voices and vehicles from Garmin Garage™
- microSD™ card slot

GARMIN nüvi 1350 specifications

Brand - GARMIN
Model - nüvi 1350
Type - Portable Navigation Device
5.7 oz.
GPS System
Receiver - High-sensitivity receiver
Warm Acquisition Times - 1 sec
Cold Acquisition Times - 38 sec
Voice Guidance - Yes
Audio Features
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.")
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Text-To-Speech - Yes
Built-in Speaker - Yes
Traffic Alert - FM traffic compatible
Basemap - Yes
Pre-loaded Map - Yes
Maps Included - Preloaded City Navigator NT for North America
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Lane assist (guides you to the proper lane for navigation)
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation)
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
ecoRoute (calculates a more fuel-efficient route)
Trip Computer
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads)
Support Memory Cards
Screen Size - 4.3"
Screen Format - TFT
Touchscreen - Yes
Display Resolution - 480 x 272
Display Features - WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
PC InterFace Supported - USB
Digital Player - Yes
Supported Formats - JPEG
Battery Type - Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery
Battery Life - Up to 4 hours

What's in the box
nüvi 1350
Preloaded City Navigator®
Vehicle suction cup mount
Vehicle power cable
Quick start manual

Garmin Nuvi 1350T video review

The widescreen Garmin Nuvi 1350T Auto GPS adds free traffic alerts to the nüvi 1350. In addition, this ultra-thin GPS has preloaded maps for North America or Europe, announces streets by name, guides you to the proper lane for navigation, offers pedestrian navigation options and calculates a more fuel-efficient route with ecoRoute™.

And here's one interesting Garmin commercial you may also like.

Notebook Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 review

Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 review

Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426

Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 main features
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium - 64-bit version - Intel® Core™ i3-370M Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache) - 4GB DDR3 1066 SDRAM - 320GB hard drive - 15.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LCD display (1366 x 768) - NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M - Mobile Intel® HM55 Express chipset - 8X DVD±RW DL - webcam - multi-gesture touchpad - 802.11b/g/n WLAN - gigabit LAN - HDMI® - USB - 2-in-1 card reader - 6-cell battery - 2-year limited warranty

Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 specifications:
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i3
Processor Model i3-370M
Processor Speed 2.40 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
64-bit Processing Yes
Hyper-Threading Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM55 Express

Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2

Hard Drive Capacity 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
Optical Media Supported DVD-RAM/±R/±RW

Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.6"
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Display Screen Technology CineCrystal
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
HDCP Supported Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer nVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GT 520M
Graphics Memory Capacity 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
TV Card No

Network & Communication
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth No
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader No

Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Network (RJ-45) Yes

Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Software Included
Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel® only, with advertising. No PowerPoint® or Outlook®. Buy Office 2010 to use the full-featured software.
Bing™ Bar
Windows Live™ Essentials

Input Devices
Keyboard Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
Battery Information

Number of Cells 6-cell
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Power Description
Maximum Power Supply Wattage 90 W

Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Height 1.3"
Width 15"
Depth 10"
Weight (Approximate) 5.73 lb

Package Contents
Aspire AS5742G-374G32Mnkk Notebook
Lithium Ion Battery
AC Adapter
Security Features
Kensington Lock Slot
BIOS passwords :
Hard Drive
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority Energy Star

Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200 video review (notice this is the slightly different 7200 model)

On a price-to-performance basis, the Acer Aspire 5742G-7200 is one of the better laptop buys on the market, as long as you don’t mind specs in a plain box. Verdict Average/good performance laptop on an average price. Currently Acer Aspire AS5742G-6426 is offered for about 550$ .

Samsung portable Blue-ray burner SE-506AB

Samsung SE-506AB price and review
Samsung portable Blue-ray burner SE-506AB 

Samsung SE-506AB

SE-506AB is an external blue-ray burner by Samsung. It is currently offered in stores for about 120$.
Here are Samsung SE-506AB main specs:
Write Speed
CD-R 24X
Read Speed
BD-ROM Access Time - 200 ms

SAMSUNG 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 8X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 6X BD-ROM USB 2.0 Portable Blu-ray Burner SE-506AB

Here is a quick look at another of Samsung's Blu-ray players:

Samsung Wireless 3D Blu-ray Player BD C6800 - video

Unboxing and review of Samsung's 3D Blu-ray player with 3D and built-in Wireless Internet

Samsung Blue-ray burner SE-506AB is on sale in many online stores so you can find a pretty good deal for this player. Currently its price is around £90 in the UK.