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Kodak Easyshare M583 review

Kodak Easyshare M583 digital camera review - price, features and specifications of the Kodak Easyshare M583 camera


Kodak Easyshare M583 is a 14.0 MP digital camera with 8x optical zoom and a bunch of other useful features.
    Kodak M583     Kodak Easyshare M583 review

As you probably know Kodak offers some of the cheapest compact digital cameras but at the same time this brand has some really successful models. The Easyshare M583 is a very affordable digital camera as it can be easily find in online stores for less than £60. That is quite a deal considering it has a 14.0 MP image sensor and a huge 8x optical zoom.
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Sumvision Cyclone Astro tablet review

Sumvision Cyclone Astro tablet review (DGM T-702) - price, features and specifications of the Sumvision Cyclone Astro tablet


Sumvision Cyclone Astro is an affordable 7-inch tablet with fast 1.2GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and 512MB DDR3 RAM. In some locations this tablet is also offered as DGM T-702. Sumvision Cyclone Astro runs on Android 2.3 operating system.

The price of the Cyclone Astro tablet is not high at all but neither is the performance of the tablet. Actually its average to good quality is a bit of surprise considering the low price of around £80 (in UK).

Sumvision Cyclone Astro tablet
Sumvision Cyclone Astro
Sumvision Cyclone Astro tablet specifications:

  • Processor: ARM Cortex A8 1.2GHz
  • Memory: 512MB DDR3 RAM
  • Micro SD Card – up to 32GB
  • Operating system: Android 2.3
  • Display: 7-inch LCD capacitive multi-touch screen
  • Resolution: 800 x 480
  • Graphics: Dual Mali-400 2D/3D graphics
  • Video Format Support: MPEG2/4, AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, RM, RMVB
  • Picture formats support: JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF
  • Integrated 0.3 mp webcam
  • Audio: Integrated speakers
  • Audio formats: MP3, WMA, FLAC, OGG
  • Networking: WiFi 802.11b/g
  • Supports WCDMA / CDMA EVDO (external 3G Dongle required)
  • Power supply: 3200mAh Polymer battery; Charger (5V / 2A)
  • Battery life: about 5 hours
  • Dimensions: Width 198 mm; Height 122 mm; Depth 12.8 mm
  • Weight: 365 g
  • Ports: USB 2.0; micro SD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack; mini HDMI port
  • Warranty: 1 year


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iPad 3 unboxing

iPad 3 unboxing - video preview of the new Apple iPad 3rd generation
  
The 3rd generation iPad has an amazing 9.7-inch display but that is nothing new, the iPad 2 has a gorgeous display as well. The new Retina display has a staggering resolution for a display of this size - 2048x1536.
The new iPad will come in two colors - either white or black. There is nothing different here compared to the iPad 2.

The new A5X chip in the iPad 3 with a fast 1GHz dual-core processor and a quad-core graphics offers great performance but low power consumption as well.
Connectivity options for the 3rd generation iPad include:
- Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies
- Assisted GPS
- Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T model: 4G LTE (700, 2100 MHz)3; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon model: 4G LTE (700 MHz)3; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Apple iPad 3 has two cameras on board. 5-megapixel iSight camera is situated at the rear side of the tabled and on the front there is a FaceTime camera with VGA-quality. The 5-megapixel iSight camera uses autofocus and video stabilization for the FULL HD (1080p 30 fps) videos.

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Fujitsu AH530 laptop review

Price, features and specifications of the dual-core Pentium Fujitsu AH530 laptop


Fujitsu AH530 is 15.6-inch laptop with dual-core Intel Pentium P6200 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.
Fujitsu AH530 laptop
Fujitsu  Lifebook AH530

Today we are going to take a closer look at this great home-user laptop because it has become quite popular recently and is on sale in some big tech stores. We have tested the AH530 several times so far and we totally liked it.

Fujitsu AH530 has a nice 15.6-inch LED glossy display with an HD resolution of 1366 x768. The screen is bright and with the LED backlit technology you it is consuming low amount of power, therefore you got more battery life when not plugged-in. The graphics controller powering this good monitor is an Intel HD Graphics which is good enough for watching high-quality HD videos and playing some games.
The processor used in Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 is Intel Pentium P6200 rated at 2.13 GHz. It is a very good processor that performs very well when multitasking (it is a dual-core processor after all). The chipset is Mobile Intel HM55 Express.

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The AH530 also has 4GB of DDR3 (1066 MHz) RAM which is expandable up to 8GB (an overall of two slots are available). This size of memory is perfect for a laptop and we don't recommend you to upgrade it as it is going to drain your battery pretty quick. But in case you want to launch rockets and stuff like that with this laptop than you may consider upgrading (just kidding).

Fujitsu AH530 has a 500GB hard drive which is a decent storage for all your multimedia and docs.
Connectivity options on the AH530 laptop are more than generous. You have built-in WiFi (with N support) connection and Bluetooth 2.1. Three Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports,4 in 1 card reader, one VGA and one HDMI port are also available. Those who need an Express card slot (34/54mm) and an Ethernet connection will not be disappointed as well.

The optical drive of the AH530 laptop is a DVD Super-Multi.
When talking about multimedia features in Fujitsu AH530 laptop we should definitely mention the integrated 1.3MP camera and the good quality stereo speakers (high definition audio). A headphone jack and a microphone are also available in the AH530.

Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 comes with a standard 6-cell 4400mAh battery which will hold charge for about 2-hours of active work.
Fujitsu AH530 laptop review

Fujitsu AH530 laptop review



As for the software most AH530 laptops come preinstalled with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system which will be good enough for most users.

The dimensions of the Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 are pretty standard for a 15.6-laptop. It measures 378mm in width, 252 mm in depth, 35.7 mm height and it weighs around 2.5 kg.

The price of the Fujitsu AH530 is definitely one of the good things about this laptop. It can be found for less than £300 which considering all the good stuff this laptop has is a real bargain.
So if you need cheap reliable and pretty well equipped 15.6-inch screen laptop than you may consider buying the wonderful Fujitsu Lifebook AH530.

Thank you for visiting and stay tuned for more interesting consumer laptop reviews.
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Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ laptop review

Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ laptop review - price, features and specifications of the Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ laptop

Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ is a wonderful 15.6-inch laptop packed with good technology and features.
The Satellite L750-1RJ uses a powerful 2.2GHz Intel® Core™ i3-2330M processor with Intel Sandy Bridge Architecture and 3MB cache. This means you will not have any speed troubles no matter how advanced the application you are using this processor will get the job done with ease.
     
Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ also has 4GB of DDR3(1333MHZ) RAM and 1GB GeForce® GT 525M for amazing graphics performance. So with a powerful processor, plenty of RAM and good graphics card most games will be a pleasure to play on this laptop.
The 15.6-inch LED HD screen is using Toshiba's TruBrite technology which delivers crisp and bright images.
Plenty of space for storage is available as well - Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ has a 320GB hard drive. This is not the biggest in size in this class but it is more than enough for most laptop users.
Satellite L750-1RJ has all the connectivity options one may ever need including 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth® 3.0+HS and a Gigabit fast Ethernet. This laptop also has 2x USB 2.0 and 1x USB 3.0 ports, VGA Port and an HDMI port. 3-in-1 card reader is on board too.
Multimedia connection via Internet is also easy with the built in webcam and microphone.
Most Toshiba laptops are famous with their amazing sound quality. Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ is no exception. The integrated stereo speakers deliver above the average sound quality for a laptop in this price segment.
The optical drive in this laptop is a standard DVD Re-writer (DVDs 8x and CDs 24x) and supports Dual Layer Super Multi.
With up to 4 hours of work the battery is also doing a good job tough most times it will not hold charge for more than 2.5 hours (with WiFi on and active usage).

The Satellite L750-1RJ comes preinstalled with Windows 7 operating system and bunch of useful programs so no worries about the software.

The price of the Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ is very competitive. You can find this laptop in UK tech stores for around £400 which is a fair offer considering all the good stuff this laptop has.
So what we think of the Toshiba Satellite L750-1RJ - very good laptop at offered at a good price, so it must be a good deal.

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2012 GMC Terrain review

2012 GMC Terrain test drive and review - check out the all new SUV by GM

2012 GMC Terrain 



In this review we are going to show you the front-wheel drive version of the 2012 GMC Terrain SUV. It achieves better fuel economy and has lower price tag than the all-wheel drive model.
The GMC Terrain is a relatively small SUV but it offers great interior space so it is good enough for long trips with a lot of luggage. The towing capacity of this SUV is good as well.
For 2012 GM has made some minor design changes for the Terrain and now it looks sportier and modern.
With the new FlexFuel system your GMC Terrain SLT is more budget friendly than ever before.
There is plenty of competition in this price segment and strong competitors like the Ford Edge, Honda CRV and some others will make it very difficult for the GMC Terrain but considering the improved fuel economy and the low price for the base models this SUV may become a real successor.

2012 GMC Terrain review - video


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iRulu MID Google Android 2.3 tablet

iRulu MID Google Android 2.3 tablet review - price, features and specifications of the 7-inch 4G MID Google Android tablet


iRulu MID Google Android 2.3 tablet review
iRulu MID Google Android 2.3 tablet

Today we are going to take a look at another cheap Android tablet. The 7-inch 4G MID Google Android tablet costs around $80 and offers the usual performance that tablets in this price range show.
This cheap tablet from iRulu has a IMAPX210 1GHz processor, 256MB of RAM and 4GB internal flash memory (MMC expandable up to 32GB).
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2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe test drive and review

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe test drive and review - first impressions on Hyundai's new sports car

The 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of those cars that you are going to be in love with or totally hate it. This all is thanks to its provocative Asian design and new petrol engines.
Hyundai Genesis Coupe looks sporty and aggressive but you can easily recognize the Hyundai even without seeing the badge. The proportions of the car are very similar to those of the Scion FRS and Infinity G35/G37 coupe.
Though this car may remind you very much of the Nissan Z we can assure you the looks is the only thing they may have in common. The Z is much more refined and focused sports car, while the Genesis Coupe is more on the fun side.
For 2013 the Genesis Coupe will be offered with the choice of two engines - 4 cylinder 2.0l turbo producing 271 hp and a 3.8l V6 engine with the output of 345 hp. Those figures definitely look impressive, especially for a small coupe like the Genesis. These engines will be coupled with either 6-speed manual or the new 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Price of the new 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe will start from $22,000 for the four cylinder base mode and will reach up to $30,000 for the Grand Touring V6 version.
Take a look at the quick test drive and review of the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe and decide if may consider buying an affordable sports coupe like this one.

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe test drive - video


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iPad 3rd generation review

iPad 3rd generation review 

price, features and specifications of the Apple iPad 3


iPad 3rd generation review. It seems like everybody in tech world is talking about the new Apple iPad. The 3rd generation of the most popular tablet in the world is already in stores and is already sold out in most of them. Actually the deliveries of the iPad 3 haven't started in most countries yet, North America is priority as usual.

iPad 3 review
Apple iPad 3
iPad 3rd gen review
So what is new in the all new iPad 3? Apple claims it is smarter, faster and much more productive than the previous two generations which in our mind were just another fashion gadget for most people.
The 3rd generation iPad has an amazing 9.7-inch display but that is nothing new, the iPad 2 has a gorgeous display as well. The new Retina display has a staggering resolution for a display of this size - 2048x1536.
The new iPad will come in two colors - either white or black. There is nothing different here compared to the iPad 2.
The new A5X chip in the iPad 3 with a fast 1GHz dual-core processor and a quad-core graphics offers great performance but low power consumption as well.
Connectivity options for the 3rd generation iPad include:
- Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies
- Assisted GPS
- Wi-Fi + 4G for AT&T model: 4G LTE (700, 2100 MHz)3; UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
- Wi-Fi + 4G for Verizon model: 4G LTE (700 MHz)3; CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz); UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Apple iPad 3 has two cameras on board. 5-megapixel iSight camera is situated at the rear side of the tabled and on the front there is a FaceTime camera with VGA-quality. The 5-megapixel iSight camera uses autofocus and video stabilization for those FULL HD (1080p 30 fps) videos you may want to record.
The battery of the iPad 3 is 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer and will hold charge for quite some time.
iPad 3 comes with three built-in sensor for better work and gaming experience with the new tablet - accelerometer, ambient light sensor and gyroscope are standard features for all iPad-s across the range.
The 3rd generation iPad is offered at a very competitive price. The cheapest 16GB model is offered for less than $600 in US tech stores. This is and amazing deal considering this is a brand new device and the desirability factor is pretty strong. 32 and 64 GB models will be also available for those who need more storage.
So, this is the new iPad and no matter if we like it or not it is going to sell well and only time will show if  some of Samsung's new amazing tablets will make this new 3rd generation iPad look like another useless tech toy.

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Mercedes SL500 test drive and review

Mercedes SL500 test drive and review - 2013 Mercedes SL 500 R231 first impressions

Mercedes SL500 R231


Today at For consumers blog we are going to take a closer look at the all new Mercedes SL-class. The new car with a code name R231 is already for sale in Mercedes dealerships for the price of over a $100,000.
The car is completely different from the previous generation but its design features will not suit every taste, especially the front end.
The 2013 Mercedes SL 500 has a 4,6-liter bi-turbo engine with 435hp which replaces the old 5,5-liter that had 'only' 387hp.
Take a look at the quick test drive and review of the new Mercedes SL500 and decide of this is the car for you (in case you are shamelessly rich).

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Samsung optical smart hub SE-208BW

Samsung optical smart hub SE-208BW - price, features and specifications of the Samsung SE-208BW

Samsung SE-208BW is a smart wireless media hub that offers various options for connecting your multimedia devices like PC, laptop, smartphone, smart TV and some others.
With the Samsung SE-208BW you can connect your devices on the go, stream CDs and DVDs on multiple devices.
      
The built in WiFi connection makes this device usable as an access point for your wireless-ready devices.
Not only it is very capable but the Samsung SE-208BW smart hub is very affordable. Its price is very competitive and it can be found for as low as £100 (or around $120 in US).
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Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D-1CE laptop review

Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D-1CE laptop review - price, features and specifications of the Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D-1CE laptop

Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D is an affordable 15.6-inch laptop with AMD E450 Dual Core processor, 3GB of DDR3 RAM and a 320GB HDD.
Toshiba Satellite C660D touchpad features multi-touch gesture support and interesting sophisticated black textured finish.

The 15.6-inch screen of the Satellite Pro C660D-1CE is LED backlit and supports resolution of 1366x768. The screen is also equipped with Toshiba's TruBrite technology for crisp and bright images. The graphics used in this laptop is AMD Radeon HD 6320 with up to 957MB which will be fine for most users but not for those who like more advanced games.
Connectivity options of the Satellite Pro C660D-1CE include 802.11b/g/n Wireless and the latest generation of Bluetooth® 3.0+HS.
Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D-1CE comes with 2x USB 2.0 ports, 3-in-1 card reader and VGA Port.

Toshiba Satellite Pro C660
The optical device of the Satellite Pro C660D-1CE is a DVD burner. Unfortunately we didn't see an HDMI port on this laptop which is quite strange.
Te laptop also comes with built-in webcam and microphone for better Skype experience.

Here are all Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D-1CE features and specifications:
Processor: AMD E450 Dual Core (1.65GHz, 1MB Cache )
Screen: 15.6-inch (Toshiba TruBrite TFT, 1366x768 WXGA resolution, LED Backlight)
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit
RAM: 3GB (DDR3 1333MHz)
Hard drive: 320GB
Optical drive: DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)
Graphics: Integrated (AMD Radeon HD 6320 with up to 957MB Shared Memory)
Wireless LAN: 802.11b/g/n Wireless
Network card: 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet
Integrated webcam: Webcam with microphone
Card reader: 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC,MMC)
USB ports: 2x USB 2.0 ports
Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 3.0+HS
Speakers: Integrated stereo speakers
VGA port: Yes
Kensington Lock
Charge Time: around 2.5 hours
Battery life: up to 5 hours
Weight: around 2.5 kg
Warranty: 1 Year International Toshiba Warranty

Toshiba Satellite Pro C660D-1CE is a very affordable laptop and its price is very low. You can find the atellite Pro C660D-1CE in UK tech stores for around £300.

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LG DM2780D 3D LED monitor and TV

LG DM2780D 3D LED monitor and TV


LG DM2780D
LG DM2780D is a 27-inch 3D LED TV that supports picture in 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution.
The LG DM2780D offers the 3D picture using polarization technology.
This monitor is perfect for multimedia though its screen size is not very big. The 27-inch frame is perfect for smaller rooms or bigger kitchens.



The LG DM2780D can be very well used as PC monitor and then it turns into great gaming solution.
LG DM2780D converts all your media contents to the advanced 3D with the advanced 3D Effect Mode.

As a LED display the LG DM2780D has very low energy consumption.
The contrast ratio of the LG DM2780D is 7000000:1 but the brightness is on the low side - 250 cd/m2.

The LG DM2780D has two 5W stereo speakers for better sound experience.
Connection options include two HDMI ports, D-Sub, USB 2.0, SPDIF output, headphone jack (Audio line-in), Aerial SCART and Composite video.

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Lava 7 Android 2.2 tablet review

Lava 7" Android 2.2 tablet review 

Lava 7 Android tablet

Price, features and specifications of the Lava 7-inch tablet


Lava 7 Android 2.2 tablet - today at For consumers blog we are going to take a closer look at another of the cheap tablets that looks amazingly like the Apple iPad. But most similarities with the most popular tablet in the world end here. The Lava 7 tablet has an 800MHz processor (WM8650) and a 7-inch resistive touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution. The screen is nothing special but you shouldn't expect anything else in this price segment.
Lava 7 runs on the Android 2.2 operating system so plenty of apps are available for this tablet at the Android Market.
    

The Lava 7-inch tablet has one big disadvantage, the tablet has a shortage of system memory - only 256MB of RAM which isn't enough for a modern tablet computer. It also has 4GB of storage space and the ability to operate with memory cards (microSD) of up to 32GB.
The connectivity options include WiFi connection, USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The tablet also comes with built-in speaker and a 0.3 front facing camera (and a mic).
The Lava 7 tablet comes with in four language options - English, German, French and Spanish.
The manufacturer claims the Lava 7 tablet will hold charge for more than 5 hours (up to 10 hours) but we can't confirm that.

As for the price the Lava 7" Android 2.2 tablet is real winner. The tablet is very cheap offered at the price of around a £100 in UK. It's a competitive price but these days you can find many other Asian tablets with similar specs for even less.

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Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT review

Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT tennis racket review - price, features and specs of the amazing Babolat Pure Drive 107 GT tennis racket
Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT is a professional tennis racket used by the former world N1 Andy Roddick. This racket offers good control and amazing power level. The Pure Drive GT will suit best to players who like to stay mostly on the baseline and produce powerful shots. It is much dedicated to aggressive playing style and for players who search for fast winner shots.
  
The Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT has a 645 sq.cm./100 sq.in. head size and 685 mm./27 in. in length.
The Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT weighs around 315g and is and the balance point is 9pts head light.
The stringing pattern of the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT is 16x19.
The Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT is made of Graphite / Tungsten material which is very strong and durable.

There are three key technologies which are used in the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT - Cortex, Woofer and Graphite Tungsten (GT).
For 2012 the Pure Drive Roddick GT is offered in metallic black with white stripes instead of the blue color scheme of the previous generation.
The price of the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT is very competitive. It can be found in tennis stores for around $200.

Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT review - video


In conclusion we should say the Pure Drive Roddick GT is an amazing racket but make sure this is exactly the type of racket you need because it suits best to a specific type of players with mostly aggressive game play.
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Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 tablet review


Samsung Series 7 Slate tablet review


Price, features and specifications of the Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 tablet


Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 tabletSamsung Series 7 Slate is a high-end tablet computer which offers great performance very close to a desktop PC. The Samsung Series 7 Slate comes with a large 11.6" and a choice of either 64GB SSD or 128GB SSD internal memory. The Samsung Series 7 Slate amazing performance wouldn't be possible without the powerful Intel Core i5 processor. The Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 comes with the 2467M version of the Intel Core i5 which is rated at 1.6 GHz (2.3 max turbo frequency and 3MB L3 cahce) and it is a dual-core of course.


The fast processor is combined with a Intel HD Graphics 3000 for better graphics performance. It is a shared memory graphics but definitely one of the best used in a tablet. As a result HD video performance and gaming are brought to the next level in mobile computing.

The Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 is offered with the massive for a tablet 4GB of DDR3 RAM. The cost of course would be a faster battery drain but it is definitely worth it having this much RAM on board.
Samsung Series 7 Slate tablets use a 11.6-inch 16- million colors LCD screen with Samsung's SuperBright™ technology which offers much brighter images than other LCD scrrens. The size of the screen is big enough for using the Series 7 Slate as a multimedia device. Your business applications and office experience will be used with easy with the help of the huge on-screen keyboard.

Connection options


Connectivity options in Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 are more than generous. You can easily access the web via the built-in 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN and connect with other devices with the help of V3.0 high speed Bluetooth.

Features


Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 also has one USB port and one HDMI port.
Samsung Series 7 Slate tablets are equipped with two cameras - 2MP HD front facing camera and a 3MP HD rear camera. They are both good enough for stills and for videos as well.
The greatest thing about the Samsung Series 7 Slate tablets is that they come with Windows 7 operating system which means your choice of programs and applications is the same as on your desktop PC. Having this in mind and the size of the device that is quite an achievement in tablet world.

Price


The optional accessories for this tablet include stylus pen, dock, keyboard and cover stand.
As for the price the Samsung Series 7 Slate tablets are not cheap. But considering the technological advantages of these tablets some may consider them a real bargain.
You can find the Series 7 Slate 700T1A-A01 tablet for around a $1000 which actually is quite an amazing deal.
So if you are searching for a big screen tablet with exceptional features and performance I would definitely recommend you to check the Samsung Series 7 Slate tablet. And if you don't find the right one for you a brand new series of Samsung high-end tablets is coming soon.

 

Samsung Series 7 Slate tablet dimensions:
11.66 x 7.24 x 0.51 in (296.16 x 183.89 x 12.95 mm)
Weight: 1.98 lbs (0.89 kg)
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2012 Hyundai Accent test drive and review

2012 Hyundai Accent test drive and review - price, features and specs of the all new 2012 2012 Hyundai Accent

The latest version of the Hyundai Accent (also called Hyundai i25 and Verna ) received a major redesign and now it looks and drives as a more upmarket vehicle. The 2012 Hyundai Accent shares the same platform as the Kia Rio and that is pretty obvious. The two cars are very similar in terms of looks and driving characteristics.
The new Accent will also use the same powerplant - 1.6 liter engine (138-hp and 123-ft. of torque) with either 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission. For other locations different than North American market the new Accent will be also offered with a 1.4 petrol engine producing 109-hp.
   
The exterior of the 2012 Accent has a lot of the styling features of the bigger Elantra. The car looks much better than the previous generation which has this typical Asian car looks.
The 2012 Hyundai Accent is offered in either a 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback version.
The interior of the new Accent is also improved, with good ergonomics and enough space for four adults the car feels bigger than a sub-compact vehicle.
The dashboard layout is simple and functional and all the controls are easy to use.
As it looks the new 2012 Hyundai Accent has a lot of good features. The price is also acceptable and considering the good fuel economy the Accent can achieve than it may be considered a pretty good deal in this car segment.

2012 Hyundai Accent test drive - video
2012 Hyundai Accent test drive and review

Kia Rio 2012 
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Kia Rio 2012 test drive and review

Kia Rio 2012 test drive and consumer car review


Today at Test and Review blog we are going to take a closer look at the 2012 Kia Rio.
First of all we should say the new redesigned Rio looks awesome. It now ha much more settled looks and sporty design and feels more upmarket in general. The 5-door Rio is a small car but the way the interior space is used it could easily fit four adults and a fair amount of luggage.
2012 Kia Rio     Kia Rio review
For the 2012 model Kia Rio is offered with 1.6 petrol engine producing 138-hp and 123-ft. of torque. This engine is shared with the new Hyundai Accent which is produced on the same platform as the 2012 Kia Rio. With this engine the Rio achieves great fuel economy with both the 6-speed automatic and the 6-speed manual gearboxes.
Kia Rio dashboard
2012 Kia Rio dashboard
The interior of the new Rio is well laid out with stylish design features on the dash but you can still find some cheap plastics around the cabin. A very nice entertainment system with iPod and Aux integration is offered for a few bucks more or standard in higher trims.
As I said luggage space is more than generous for a car of this size.
Kia Rio 2012
2012 Kia Rio sedan
The price of the 2012 Kia Rio is somewhere in the middle of this class. Depending on the trim level you choose the new Rio will cost you around $18 000 which is not the cheapest in this price segment but considering the qualities of the car and the long warranty it is probably one of the best deals for a new sub-compact car.

2012 Kia Rio test drive - video


What we think of the 2012 Kia Rio - it is a good car and definitely an improvement over the previous generation. The variety of the offered models is also a big plus against the competition in this segment.

We definitely recommend the 2012 Kia Rio, you can hardly go wrong with this one - it is compact, it looks modern, it drives well and the build quality is also on a very good level.

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Head YOUTEK IG Speed tennis racket review

Head YOUTEK IG Speed tennis racket review


Head YOUTEK IG Speed 18x20 is the racket that helped the current world number one in the world Novak Djokovic achieve his best results.
Head YOUTEK IG Speed tennis racket        Head YOUTEK IG Speed
The YOUTEK IG Speed is a 100 sq. inch tennis racket that weighs around 326g. It is made by some of the most sophisticated materials in tennis world. The YOUTEK IG Speed composition includes graphite and the patented d3o and Innegra technologies. The d3o is a 'smart' material that reacts differently depending on the player's style and adapts during the game. This gives more control and feel during game play.
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Test drive Skoda Superb

Test drive Skoda Superb- video test drive and review Skoda Superb 2011



The second generation of the Skoda Superb is one of the most awarded cars in last few years. The car offers enormous interior and luggage space and built quality that is way over this car's price. The simple and elegant design suits to almost anyone and that's probably one of the reasons the new Superb attracts so many customers. It is not a surprise that some people prefer the Superb over premium cars like the Mercedes E-class or the Audi A6.
The second generation Superb is offered with various petrol and diesel engines but we would not recommend you the smallest diesel because of the lack of power (this is quite a big and heavy car after all). Take a look at the quick test drive and review of the 2011 Skoda Superb and decide if you may consider it as your next car.

Test drive Skoda Superb - video
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HP G72-B66 laptop review

HP G72-B66nr laptop review - price, features and specifications of the HP G72-B66nr laptop

If you prefer the advantage of having a big 17-inch screen on your mobile computer but you don't want to spend a lot of money than you should definitely check the HP G72-B66nr notebook.
This laptop is the perfect solution for those who are still wondering if it is worth compromising with a 15.6" laptop if it used mainly on the desktop at home or in the office. This desktop replacement is the answer to your needs for big display.
   

The HP G72-B66nr has a fast 2.4GHz Intel Core i3-370M Processor, 4GB DDR3 of RAM and a massive 500GB hard drive. The good thing about this processor is not only that is dual-core but it also supports 4-way multi-task processing.
The 17.3” HD (1600 x 900) LED display with BrightView technology offers great picture and low energy consumption.
The Intel UMA HD graphics in the HP G72-B66nr is good enough for most game and perfect for home entertainment (movies, Internet etc.).
HP G72-B66nr has an amazing connectivity options including 802.11b/g/n WLAN, Ethernet LAN, 3 USB ports and an HDMI port. Integrated 5-in-1 Digital media card reader is also available in this laptop.
The optical drive of the HP G72-B66nr laptop is a Double Layer SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW.
As for the sound the HP G72-B66nr has an amazing Altec Lansing stereo speakers which provide nice clear sound and they are loud enough for listening to music (more powerful than most laptops).
The HP G72-B66nr laptop comes with pre-installed Windows 7 operating system and many software applications including HP Set Up, HP Support Assistant, HP Barnes and Noble e-reader and some others.
As you see the HP G72-B66nr has great technology features but the greatest thing about this laptop is its price. Currently it is sold in US for $450. Packed with all these features and specs this laptop deal may be considered a real bargain.
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Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet review

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet review - price, features and specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 tablet

IdeaPad K1 tablet
IdeaPad K1 is a powerful stylish tablet by Lenovo

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is a slim and stylish tablet using the Android 3.1 operating system.
The IdeaPad K1 has a 10.1" HD Touch-Sensitive Screen with 1280 x 800 resolution. The screen is bright and images appear nice and clear even in daylight conditions.

The IdeaPad K1 is not only good looking but a very powerful tablet as well. It has a fast 1.0GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 on the NVIDIA Tegra T20 chipset and 1GB DDR2 RAM. These make the tablet very fast and responsive and working with most applications is a real joy.
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Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523BU TV

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523BU LCD TV review - price, features and specifications of the Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523BU LED LCD TV

Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523BU TV
If you are searching for a nice 32-inch LED TV that offers great picture for an affordable price than you may consider buying the Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523BU TV. It is definitely not the cheapest 32-inch LCD TV on the market but the quality of this particular TV is just great.

First of all the TV has a nice design and will suit almost any interior. On the bottom part of the KDL-32EX523BU there is a polished aluminium stripe that gives it very stylish look.

But looks are not the most important things in a TV. Sony Bravia KDL-32EX523BU offers you quality Full HD picture that is going to make the home cinema experience with this TV just great.
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2012 Geneva motor show

2012 Geneva motor show

Geneva Motor Show 2012





So what's new for the Geneva motor show 2012.
 First of all we have a new car of the year - the Opel Ampera /Chevrolet Volt won the 2012 Car of the year prize. The other finalist in the competition were Citro├źn DS 5, Ford Focus, Fiat Panda, Volkswagen Up, Range Rover Evoque and the new Toyota Yaris.
Opel Ampera - Car of the year 2012
The 82nd international motor show in Geneve will be the place for a debut for many new models.
Ferrari is expected to reveal the F12 Berlinetta (a.k.a F620 GT).
Audi will present the successor of the A3. The new model has all the typical Audi looks and amazing built quality.
Jaguar is expected to present their new Sportbrake version of the XF model. That's the first Jaguar wagon car after the X-type which was not a success at all.
Jaguar XF Sportbrake
And if you want something not so traditional you should definitely check the new all electric Tesla Model X.
Geneva Motor Show 2012 will keep its doors open for visitors from 8 till 18 March so don't hesitate to visit it, there will be plenty of new and interesting automotive stuff. Tickets are available on site (50 % discount on all entry tickets sold on site after 4 p.m) and online as well .

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Superpad 2 tablet review

Superpad 2 tablet review - price, features, specifications and full video review of the Android Superpad 2 tablet


When Flytouch first presented their Superpad tablet it was like the new kid on the block, something with name and design familiar to the iPad but with much lower price and questionable performance. Now the Superpad tablet is well known in tablet world and that's why we are going to take a closer look at the Superpad 2 with Android 2.3 operating system and fast 1GHz processor.
As previously mentioned Superpad tablets have design very similar to the one of the Apple's iPad but the Superpad 2 is much thicker and a bit heavier.
The Superpad 2 has a large 10.2-inch 1024X600 touchscreen display which does not offer the greatest picture quality you may expect but it is OK for a tablet in this price range.
Thanks to the 1 GHz processor 512MB DDR RAM the Superpad 2 runs smoothly with most applications. It cannot be compared to the iPad 2 or the Galaxy Tab but it will get the job done with ease.
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Peugeot 508 test drive

Peugeot 508 test drive and review

Today we are going to take a look at Peugeot's brand new sedan 508. It replaces two of the brand outgoing models (the 407 and the 607) combining it into one new model that is bigger and more upmarket than the 407 but not as luxurious as the 607 limousine.
 

The new 508 has a nice elegant exterior with dynamic profile which suits perfect to the car. The front is typical Peugeot with massive grill and aggressive headlights. The rear of the 508 is muscular and gives the car more settled look.

The interior of the 508 is very roomy and will fit five adults in comfort. The built quality and the materials of the instruments feel solid. All switches are easy to use and the board computer/navigation unit is easy to operate thanks to the many preset buttons on the dash.
Peugeot 508 has one of the nicest interiors in its class
Peugeot 508 is very well equipped and even the entry levels include all electric assists, climate control some others that usually cost extra in this price segment.
The 508 comes with the choice of four petrol and four diesel engines starting from 112hp with the smallest diesel up to 204hp for the 2.2HDI. PSA will offer Peugeot with a hybrid engine as well - the newly developed HYbrid4 diesel-electric hybrid system.
Gearbox choices include 5 and 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
Fuel consumption of most Peugeot 508 models is very good and covers the Euro5 standards.
The 508 will be offered in an estate version (508 SW) and a crossover RXH model.
Peugeot 508 SW
In conclusion we should say that the new Peugeot 508 is very well made car, offering good comfort and interior space as well as very good list of engine choices. The price of the new 508 is very competitive too and does not push the limits of the customers in this price segment.

Peugeot 508 test drive - video
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