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Toshiba Satellite L755-S5366 price, review and specifications

Toshiba Satellite L755-S5366 price, review and specifications

Today we are going to take a look at Toshiba Satellite L755-S5366 which is a 15.6" laptop computer with LED-backlit screen and Intel Core i3-2330M processor. It is offered mostly in the US but it could be found in stores worldwide as well. It is not the cheapest Toshiba laptop on the market but its price is very good for what it has to offer - excellent processing speed and nice LED display.

Here are Toshiba Satellite L755-S5366 main specifications:

Product TypeNotebook
Cache2 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Energy Star
Hard Drive Capacity640 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelGraphics Media Accelerator HD
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Optical Media SupportedDVD-RAM/R/RW
Dual-Layer Media SupportedYes
Graphics Memory Capacity1.65 GB
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Maximum Battery Run Time5.70 Hour
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Color LCD
Display Screen TechnologyTruBrite
Wi-Fi StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Ethernet TechnologyFast Ethernet
Backlight TechnologyLED
Operating System Architecture64-bit
Processor ModelB940
Memory StandardDDR3-1333/PC3-10600
ColorMatrix Silver
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Operating SystemGenuine Windows 7 Home Premium
Product SeriesL755
Product ModelL755-S5277
Processor Speed2 GHz
Processor TypePentium
Product LineSatellite
Screen Size15.6"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Maximum Memory8 GB
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Standard Memory6 GB
Memory Card ReaderYes
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelHM65 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Graphics Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Battery Energy48 Wh
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive RPM5400
Network (RJ-45)Yes
Maximum Power Supply Wattage65 W
Audio Line InYes
Audio Line OutYes
Direct Media Interface5 GT/s
Total Number of USB Ports3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports3
TouchPad FeaturesMulti-touch Gesture
Memory Card SupportedSecure Digital (SD) Card
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC)
miniSD Card
microSD Card
Memory Stick
Memory Stick PRO
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Security FeaturesSlot for Security Lock
Input Voltage110 V AC
220 V AC
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)

Toshiba Satellite L755 video preview

Toshiba Satellite L755-S5366 price - around $500

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Sony Playstation PS Vita price, review and specifications

Sony Playstation PS Vita price, review and specifications by For consumers blog

The all new PlayStation game console is already in stores and pre-ordered devices are shipped to their new owners. PS Vita is offered at £230 in UK and around $250 in US stores.
So what is new for PS Vita and what are the main differences between it and the PSP.
Vita, which means "life" in Latin, was chosen as the most appropriate name for the next generation portable entertainment system as it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context as SCE aims to transform every aspect of a user's daily life into an entertainment experience and an opportunity to play.
PS Vita incorporates a beautiful 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear.
As it may be expected PS Vita is especially designed for games with a stunning screen and dual analog sticks.
 PS Vita has shapes similar to those of the outgoing PlayStation PSP 
The back of the PS Vita hosts a camera and a touchpad
PS Vita specifications:
CPU - ARM Cortex-A9 core (4 core)
GPU - SGX543MP4+
Touch Screen - 5-inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colours, OLED Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear Touch Pad - Multi-touch pad (capacitive)
Cameras - Front camera, Rear camera
Dimensions - Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1) (Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)
Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Sensors - Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), three-axis electronic compass Location
Built-in GPS
Wi-Fi location service support
PlayStation Vita controls, connectors and slots
PS Vita features
PS Vita has an amazing 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear. The device comes equipped with two cameras
- one front and one rear.
Wi-Fi connectivity is no problem with the Vita and its N-wireless capabilities.

Sony Playstation PS Vita video review

Sony Playstation PS Vita price - £230 in UK and around $250 in US

What we think of the PS Vita
Sony is making some of the best game consoles in the world and their new portable gaming device will be enjoyed not only by kids but by almost anyone keen on playing video games. It is a real joy to play on the PS Vita with all its new features.

PS Vita video review

Samsung S24A350H monitor review

Samsung S24A350H monitor price, specs and review

Samsung S24A350H is a 24" LED LCD monitor with full HD resolution. Samsung LED backlight technology has completely changed the way high-quality images are produced and has become the benchmark for energy efficiency. Behold the Samsung SA350 Series.
At first glance, your eyes will be amazed by the crystal-clear picture quality no matter which angle you look at it. Then the impressive energy efficient features take over. Features like Eco Saving allow you to control how much energy the monitor consumes through an easy-to-use interface and the benefits don’t stop there. The SA350 contains all of the key features that you would expect from a premium LED Monitor like an ultra-thin profile, stylish Touch of Color finish, and the latest features like HDMI connectivity for HD video that will make the SA350 the center of attention.
 Samsung S24A350H review

Samsung S24A350H specs

Screen Size
LED Backlight
Recommended Resolution
1920 x 1080
Viewing Angle
170°(H) / 160°(V)
Display Colors
16.7 Million
250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio
DCR 1,000,000:1 (1,000:1)
Response Time
2ms GTG
Input Video Compatibility
Analog RGB, Digital

Samsung S24A350H dimensions

  • With Stand: 22.78" x 17.27" x 9.42"
  • Without Stand: 22.78" x 14.14" x 2.33"
  • Weight - 8.60 lbs.

Samsung S24A350H info

Samsung S24A350H price
This monitor can found in online stores for around $200.

LG 42PW350 3D plasma TV price, review and specifications

LG 42PW350 3D plasma TV price, review and specifications
LG 42PW350 is a 42" 3D plasma HDTV with resolution of 1024 x 768p offered at very affordable price.

LG 42PW350 video test and review

LG 42PW350 full specifications:

Display Type Plasma
Screen Size 42"
Screen Size Diagonal 41.6"
Full HD 1080 No
Native Display Resolution 1024 x 768p
Brightness 1,500 cd/m2
3D Ready Yes
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 3,000,000:1
Intelligent Sensor Yes
Energy Star Qualified Yes
No. of HDMI Ports 3
Dual XD Engine Yes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Aspect Ratio Correction 5 Modes
Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching) HDMI: 1080p/1080i/720p, Component: 1080p/1080i/720p, RF: 1080i/720p
Color Temperature Control 3 Modes
Picture Mode 10 Modes
ISFccc Ready Yes
Sub-Field Driving 600Hz
Picture Wizard II Yes
AV Mode Yes
Image Sticking Minimization (ISM) 3 Modes
24p Real Cinema (3:3 Pulldown) Yes
XD Color (Active Color Management) Yes
x.v. Color Yes
DTV Signal Strength Indicator Yes
Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP) Yes
Audio Output Power (Watts - THD 10%) 10W + 10W
Speaker System Details 1 Way 2 Speakers
Dolby Digital Decoder Yes
Surround System Infinite Sound
Bass/Treble/Balance Controls Yes
Clear Voice II Yes
Auto Volume Leveler II Yes
Sound Modes 5 Modes
Smart Energy Saving Yes
A/V Input Navigation Yes
Input Labeling Yes
Quick View (Flashback) Yes
Parental Control w/V-Chip Yes
Closed Caption (CC) Yes
SimpLink (HDMI CEC) Yes
Language English/Spanish/French/Korean
Auto Tuning/Programming Yes
Channel Add/Delete Yes
Favorite Channel Programming Yes
Auto/Manual Clock Yes
On/Off Timer Yes
Sleep Timer Yes
Auto Off/Auto Sleep Yes
A/V In/Out: RF In (Antenna/Cable) 1
Component Video In (Y,Pb,Pr) + Audio 2 (A/V In/Out)
A/V In/Out: Digital Audio Out (Optical) 1
A/V In/Out: HDMI/HDCP Input 3
A/V In/Out: RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) - PC 1
A/V In/Out: PC Audio Input 1
A/V In/Out: RS-232c In (Control/Service) 1
A/V In/Out: USB 2.0 (JPEG/MP3/DivX) 2
A/V In/Out: Remote Control In 1
Side: AV In 1
Side: HDMI/HDCP Input 1 (1.4a w/Deep Color)
Side: USB 2.0 (JPEG/MPEG-4/DivX HD) 2
Rear: RF In (Antenna/Cable) 1
Rear: AV In 1
Rear: Component Video In (Y,Pb,Pr)+Audio 2
Rear: Digital Audio Out (Optical) 1
Rear: HDMI/HDCP Input 2 (1.4 w/Deep Color)
Rear: RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) - PC 1
Rear: PC Audio Input 1
Rear: RS-232c In (Control/Service) 1
Rear: Remote Control In 1
Rear: Wired IR Jack 1
TruSlim Frame Yes
Swivel Stand (degrees) +20deg. / -20deg.
UL Standard Yes
VESA Compliant (W x H) 200mm x 200mm
Analog NTSC
Digital - ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM Yes
Voltage, Hz 100V - 240V, 50/60 Hz
Consumption 107W
Stand-by Mode 0.2W
Dimensions (W x H x D) TV without stand: 39.0" x 24.2" x 2.0" / 99.06 x 61.46 x 5.08 cm
TV with stand: 39.0" x 26.3" x 9.1" / 99.06 x 66.80 x 23.11 cm
Weight TV without stand: 44.1 lbs/ 20 kg
TV with stand: 47.4 lbs / 21.50 kg
LG 42PW350 42 inch Class 3D Plasma HDTV, 1024 x 768p Resolution  

LG 42PW350 price - $600 (in US)

HoMedics SoundSpa Sound Machine

HoMedics SoundSpa Sound Machine price, specs and review

Create a peaceful sleep environment and fall asleep faster and wake completely rested. With six soothing, natural sounds, our SoundSpa is also the perfect addition to a nursery. The rhythmic sounds create a feeling of comfort and help calm your baby to sleep.

HoMedics SoundSpa features
Natural sounds help you relax while you read, work, study or sleep
Six digitally recorded, calming sounds: ocean, summer night, rain, rain forest, waterfall, and heartbeat
15, 30 or 60 minute auto-off timer
Compact & lightweight for easy portability
Battery or adapter operated (adapter included, 4 ”AA” batteries not included)

HoMedics SoundSpa sounds

HoMedics SoundSpa price - this unique sound machine costs around $20 (£15 in UK)

What we think of it
Good idea for a present... isn't it.

Samsung Y Duos price and specs - video

Samsung Y Duos specs - video

Here is the full list of features and specifications of the newsmartphone by Samsung. Galaxy Y DUOS is the dual SIM capable version of the first Galaxy Y which comes with a bigger 3.14" display and a 3MP camera.

Samsung Galaxy Y DUOS and Galaxy Y Pro DUOS - video

Samsung Y Duos specifications
GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
Battery - Li-Ion 1300 mAh
Dimensions 109.8 x 60 x 12 mm
Weight 109 g
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 3.14 inches (~127 ppi pixel density)
- Samsung TouchWiz
Alert types Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 2 GB included
Internal 512 MB ROM, 384 MB RAM
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, QVGA@24fps
Secondary No
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black
- Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
- SNS integration
- MP4/WMV/H.264 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Organizer
- Image/video editor
- Document viewer
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input

Samsung Y Duos price - around $240

Dell ST2220L LED monitor price, review and specs

Dell ST2220L LED monitor price, review and specifications

Dell monitors are well known for their good build quality and picture at affordable price.
Dell ST2220L is 21.5-inch wide flat panel monitor with full high-definition resolution of 1920x1080. The ST2220L has a mega contrast ratio estimated at 8,000,000:1, fast response time of 5ms typical.

Dell ST2220L LED monitor
Dell ST2220L LED monitor

The new Dell ST2220L 21.5” widescreen full HD monitor with LED delivers true cinematic picture quality with a 16:9 aspect ratio and excellent color contrast (estimated dynamic contrast ratio of 8,000,000:1). Give your movies, videos and games the big-screen attention they deserve with clear 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution and true-to-life picture quality. Illuminate your desktop experience with a brightness level of 250cd/m² (typical) and enjoy more crisp and vibrant graphics with a depth of 16.7 million colors without glare. Plus, add the optional Dell multimedia soundbar for even more enhanced audio performance.
The ST2220L monitor was designed for the environmentally conscious user. This highly efficient LCD panel is both mercury and arsenic free. The LED backlight complies with the stringent environmental standard, ENERGY STAR 5.0, to help you lower energy consumption without sacrificing performance.

Dell ST2220L monitor
Dell ST2220L ports
Dell ST2220L specifications:

Screen Size - 21.5" LED backlight
Recommended resolution - 1920 x 1080
Viewing angle - 170°(H) / 160°(V)
Pixel aitch 0.248mm
Brightness - 250 cd/m2
Contrast ratio - 1000:1
Response time - 5ms
Input Video Compatibility - Analog RGB, Digital
Connectors - D-Sub, DVI, HDMI (1)

Dell ST2220L unboxing and video review

Dell ST2220L price - the ST2220L can be found in online stores for around $220 which is quite an amazing deal for such a monitor.

What we think of it - considering its price and what it has to offer it won't be any surprise if Dell ST2220L becomes a bestseller.

I would also recommend you the affordable LG 24EA53VQ IPS LED monitor.