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Finlux 42F503 42-inch Full HD LCD TV review

Price, features, specifications and review of the 42-inch Finlux 42F503 LCD TV

Finlux 42F503 42-inch Full HD LCD TV
Finlux 42F503 42-inch Full HD LCD TV

Finlux 42F503 review - this cheap 42-inch LCD TV is currently on sale at eBay for less than £300. This is a very good price for a TV of this size with Full HD 1080p picture.

The refresh rate of this TV is only 50Hz so in case you need a gaming TV or intend to watch a lot of action movies you better look elsewhere.
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Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 laptop specs and review

Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 laptop specs and review
Price, features, specifications and  review of the 15.6-inch laptop Fujitsu Lifebook AH512
Fujitsu AH512 review
Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 laptop specs and review
Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 review - this affordable laptop is the successor of some of the best selling Fujitsu laptops like the Fujitsu AH530 and the Fujitsu Lifebook AH531. Just like these capable machines the Fujitsu AH512 is focused on user friendly experience and performance offered at relatively cheap price.
There are few different modifications of the Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 laptops but today we are going to take a closer look at one of the average models with dual-core Intel Pentium B960 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500MB HDD capacity.


Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 unboxing videoAll Fujitsu AH512 laptops come standard with 15.6-inch HD LED display. It is not the best screen you can find in a laptop but considering the competition in this price segment it is one of the good ones.
One of the great features of AH512 laptops is their battery life. Some models achieve an average of over 5 hours of work time. Here are the main features and specs of the Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 laptop.
Fujitsu AH512 laptop
Full size keyboard in Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 laptop


Fujitsu Lifebook AH512 laptop specifications:
Display
Display type: 15.6" TFT glossy display
LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight
Max resolution : 1366 x 768 HD
Widescreen display: Yes
Aspect ratio: 16:9

Processor 
Dual-Core Intel Pentium B960 / 2.20 GHz / 2 MB
64-bit computing :Yes
Chipset type: Mobile Intel HM75
 
RAM
Installed Size 4 GB / 16 GB (max)
Technology DDR3 - 1600 MHz - PC3-12800 - SO DIMM
Configuration Features 1 x 4 GB
 
Storage
Hard Drive 500GB - 5400 rpm
 
Optical drive
DVD Super-Multi
 
Card Reader
Type 4 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards SD, SDHC, MS, MS Pro
 
Video
Graphics Processor / Vendor Intel HD Graphics
 
Audio
Audio output: On-board sound chipset
Compliant Standards Support of high definition audio
Features 2 x built in speakers
Audio Input Microphone
 
Camera
Camera type: built-in HD webcam
 
Wireless 
Networking Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth Version 4.0 + EDR
 
Connectivity
Expansion slots:
Memory slot total (2) Memory slots free (1)
Interfaces 1 x Express Card slot (34/54MM), 1 x microphone – input, 1 x headphones – output, 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub, 3 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (1 with Anytime USB Charge), 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 , 1 x display / video - HDMI

Input devices
Type Keyboard, touchpad
Features: Spill resistant keyboard with built-in numeric keypad

Battery
6-cell 4400mAh (48Wh)

Price - around £300

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LG 32LS5600 Full HD LED TV specs and review

Price, features and specifications of the 32-inch Full HD LED TV LG 32LS5600 

LG 32LS5600 Full HD LED TV
LG 32LS5600 Full HD LED TV review

LG 32LS5600 review - this 32-inch Full HD LED TV is probably one of the best offers in this price segment. LG 32LS5600 has plenty of good features and specifications but the price tag is surprisingly low.

One of the main reasons for that is because this TV is offered mostly in the Eastern European market where the price is a huge factor when choosing a TV.
One of the key features of the LG 32LS5600 is that it offers very good Full HD picture in  1080p resolution of 1920x1080.
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Busbi 7 Android tablet specs and review

Busbi 7 Android 4.0 tablet specifications and review

Busbi 7 Android tablet
Busbi 7 Android tablet

Busbi 7 tablet review - if you are in the search of cheap Android tablet you might want to take a look at this 7-inch Google Android 4.0 tablet. Busbi 7 is an affordable device which won't offer the greatest Android experience you can get from a tablet but in this price range that is nothing unusual.
Hardware - Busbi tablet relies on a single core 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor and only 512MB of DDR3  RAM. With specs like these you can expect anything else but speed. The space for storage is 4GB but that is easily expandable with the help of microSD card slot.
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2013 Range Rover 4 test drive and review

2013 Range Rover 4 SUV test drive and video review

2013 Range Rover 4 test drive and review
2013 Range Rover 4 test drive and review


2013 Range Rover 4 review - we have to admit that the latest generation Range Rover is probably the most exciting premiere of the year. This year the automotive world is focused on few new models and Range Rover 4 attracted the biggest attention.
There are plenty of innovations in the new Range Rover. It has new all aluminium chassis and aluminium engines as well. Now the big SUV is lighter, just a bit bigger but more economical than ever. Dynamics is another key feature in the new Range Rover 4. With the new lightweight construction and powerful engines the big SUV handles much better than its predecessor.
Range Rover 4 also has new or should we say revised adaptive suspension which also improves ride quality and handling.
No matter the extreme luxury features that you can find in the 2013 Range Rover SUV it is still a very capable offroader. Of course few different presets which control the gearbox, suspension and throttle response are available depending on the conditions you are driving the vehicle. 
2013 Range Rover 4 review
2013 Range Rover 4 interior
2013 Range Rover 4 interior
2013 Range Rover 4 review
2013 Range Rover 4 review
2013 Range Rover 4 rear
2013 Range Rover 4 back
2013 Range Rover 4 tail lights 
2013 Range Rover 4 rear
2013 Range Rover 4 has wide trunk opening
2013 Range Rover 4 review
2013 Range Rover 4 with adaptive Xenon and LED lights

Plenty of safety systems and tech features are standard in the 2013 Range Rover but the list of options is not very short. You can easily reach prices of  well over $100,000 for a fully loaded Range Rover 4.
Here is a quick video review of the 2013 Range Rover, recorded at the 2012 Paris Motor Show where the new SUV was officially unveiled:

2013 Range Rover 4 video review



You can also check the Range Rover Evoque test drive.

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BMW 3-series F30 touring, M-sport and ActiveHybrid 3

BMW 3-series F30 touring, M-sport and ActiveHybrid 3 - vehicles overview


New BMW 3-series models
BMW 3-series F30 touring, M-sport and ActiveHybrid 3


New models for 2013 BMW 3-series sedan and touring



2013 BMW 3-series F30 new models - German car manufacturer BMW showed couple new models and some concepts at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. New for the model line of  the 3-series F30  is the touring model which was shown in few different modifications - the least powerful and most economical 316d, probably the best selling 320d and 330d with M Sport package. Of course the estate version of the 3-series will be offered with petrol engines as well.

BMW 3-series F30 330d touring M Sport package
BMW 330d touring with M Sport package


2013 BMW 316d touring rear
BMW 316d touring

Another interesting modification of the 3-series F30 that we saw at the Paris Motor Show was the 3-series ActiveHybrid 3. The sport hybrid sedan is offered in the typical for BMW hybrids light blue color and which makes it easily recognizable together with the massive looking 18-inch alloys which actually help increase fuel efficiency. There are few different modes that you can choose while driving this advanced hybrid but in all of them the car achieves great fuel economy and amazing performance figures. The ActiveHybrid 3 is a bit expensive (around 40,000 Euros) but it is definitely worth it if you intent do drive your drive your 3-series in the city where the achieved economy is pretty obvious.

BMW 3-series ActiveHybrid 3
BMW 3-series ActiveHybrid 3

BMW ActiveHybrid 3 alloys
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 alloys

Here is what Forbes magazine says about the new BMW 3-series hybrid:

"Think of it as a sport sedan that happens to get good fuel economy. Flooring the throttle quickens the pulse and shoves you firmly into the seat, as the car eagerly accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds. The twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine’s snarl sounds great too. The ActiveHybrid 3, which is new for 2013 and just went on sale last week, marks the first time the BMW 3 Series is getting a hybrid, and the German automaker does not in any sense allow it to be a slouch. Despite weighing 305 pounds more, the hybrid corners like a typical 3 Series, which is to say almost like a sports car. Tossing it around the narrow and bumpy back roads of Monticello, N.Y., was a blast, thanks to its near-perfect weight distribution and superb steering."
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Google Nexus 10 tablet specs and hands-on video review

Google Nexus 10 hands-on video review - main features and specifications, Nexus 10 price



Google Nexus 10 review - in this hands-on video review we will present you the brand new powerful tablet from Google. It comes in addition to the successful Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus smartphones. It is our opinion that Google made this offensive launch of different Android devices to answer Microsoft's ambitions with their upcoming Windows 8 which as it seems will dominate mobile devices in near future.

So, what is the all new 10-inch Google tablet all about. First of all we have to say that it is really a high quality product. The build quality of the Nexus 10 tablet is very good. One thing we didn't like is the fact there's plenty of plastic around the display itself which makes the device look much bigger (not that it is small).

Other than that the Nexus 10 is a very thin device (8.9 mm) and weighs just 603 grams so it is more on the compact size. Probably the best feature in the Nexus 10 tablet is its display. The gorgeous 10-inch HD display has resolution of 2560 x 1600 and powerful graphics processor.

Watching movies in Full HD on this display is just an amazing experience and a real pleasure. The display and the advanced hardware performance make this tablet truly a great multimedia device unlike any other tablet on the market. Playing games, surfing the web or reading e-books is all perfect when you have a great display like the one of the Nexus 10 tablet. The screen itself is slightly curved and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 is used to cover and protect this high resolution masterpiece.

The amazingly fast dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor and 2GB of RAM make this devices quick and responsive and with the advanced MIMO WiFi connection you get fast Internet connectivity for perfect browsing experience. Google Nexus 10 is offered in either 16GB or 32GB versions for internal storage capacity. You also get a bunch of connectivity options with this tablet - Bluetooth, Micro HDMI, Micro USB, NFC and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The sensors built in the Galaxy 10 tablet include Accelerometer, GPS, Gyroscope, Barometer, Ambient Light, Compass.

The 5MP autofocus camera with flash is placed on the back of the tablet and there is another 1.9MP front facing camera which is perfect for video chat and calls. The Nexus 10 tablet comes with the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. With this tablet you get not only stunning hardware but the best of Google's software. This includes all the latest updates for Android like the advanced features of Google Now, the recently updated Google Maps with Street view and of course the ability to choose from the thousands of apps in the Google Play store. Probably now many of you will say that the only thing that's missing is 3G connection but that is not the purpose of this tablet, it is not a smartphone after all. Google Nexus 10 tablet comes at the price of $399 for the 16GB version. For the amazing package you get this price may be considered a real bargain.

Google Nexus 10 hands-on video review
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Apple iPad Mini tablet hands-on video spoof review

Funny Apple iPad Mini tablet hands-on video spoof review

iPad 3 review
Apple iPad Mini spoof review - here is an interesting hands-on video review of the brand new Apple iPad Mini tablet. As you've probably noticed a lot of people are already sick of Apple's ridiculous iPhone and iPad commercials. Now you can find hundreds of spoof videos for every new Apple product. The reason is because so many people find it quite annoying the way Apple promotes its new products. In this iPad Mini spoof review the new tablet is compared to the best selling smartphone Google Galaxy Nexus (by Samsung). This phone was actually banned in US for quite some time because of an Apple claim against Samsung. Another ridiculous thing about Apple is the latest 'round edges' patent they got few days ago which suggests anything with round edges is an iPad... I am not sure who does the marketing at Apple but they definitely need to clear their minds and start fresh or soon they are going to sell their products to their employees and some sick Apple fans. Enjoy the video!

Apple iPad Mini tablet hands-on video spoof review



 You can also check the full Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 review or the iPad 3rd generation review .
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FujiFilm FinePix JX580 digital camera specifications

FujiFilm FinePix JX580 digital camera specs and review

FujiFilm FinePix JX580 digital camera
FujiFilm FinePix JX580 digital camera

FujiFilm FinePix JX580 camera specifications:
  • Camera resolution: 16 Megapixels
  • Image sensor size: 1/2.3 Inch CCD with primary colour filter
  • Lens focal length: f=4.6 - 23mm, equivalent to 26 - 130mm on a 35mm camera
  • Lens: Fujinon 5x optical zoom lens
  • Screen size: 3-inch LCD display
  • HD video recording: Yes 720p
  • Storage media: No internal memory
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card
  • Built-In Flash: Yes
  • Viewfinder: No
  • Electronic viewfinder: No
  • Battery: Lithium Ion Rechargeable
  • Accessories Included: YesLi-ion battery NP-45A or NP-45B, AC power adapter,USB cable, hand strap, CD-ROM, owner's manual
Weight: 104g
Dimensions: 94mm (W) x 56.6mm (H) x 21.4mm (D)

FujiFilm FinePix JX580 unboxing and quick overview - video

I would also recommend you to check the rest of my FujiFilm camera reviews. Thank you!
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Opel Adam test drive and review

Opel Adam test drive and review - features, specifications and video review of the charming small car Opel Adam

Opel Adam front brown
Opel Adam review
Opel Adam review - when it was first announced this 3-door hatchback was a bit of a surprise for us and a bit strange that Opel decided to name such a small vehicle after the great name of the company's founder Adam Opel. Probably many Opel enthusiasts who expected some kind of super car for this occasion will be a bit disappointed.

 But Opel Adam can't be called a disappointment at all. This small charming city car drove so much attention to it that it was actually the best presented car for Opel at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. That is where we had our first meeting with the car. There were literally at least 10 different versions of the small Adam there, in different exterior and interior colors and modifications. This variety of colors and designs was really stunning.

Opel Adam front side
Opel Adam in awesome combination of colors
Opel Adam back side
Opel Adam rear side
Opel Adam front
Yellow Opel Adam with black grill and rims
2013 Opel Adam review
Opel Adam side in green and white
Opel Adam blue
Opel Adam in a combination of blue and white top
Opel Adam front cherry
The cherry Opel Adam with white elements
The exterior of the small Adam is similar to the one of lets say a Fiat 500 or Audi A1 but has typical Opel design elements. The overall result is very good and leaves the impression of one of these small expensive boutique cars that you see on Paris avenues. The front looks sporty but not too aggressive so it will suit both man and women. The rear of the car is dominated by Opel's boomerang tail lights and a wide trunk opening. This boomerang form can be also found in the front daylight running LED lights.

Opel Adam's interior feels very roomy and all the instruments are easy to reach and use. The dashboard is also quite fashionable and is probably more on the feminine side but in that case is not a bad thing.
Opel Adam steering wheel
Opel Adam steering wheel
Opel Adam interior
Ope Adam instrument panel
At first Opel Adam will be powered by 1.2 or 1.4 petrol engines coupled with 5-speed manual gearbox. The power output for these starts from 51 kW (70 PS) up to 74 kW (100 PS) for the most powerful version. Later next year new direct-injection engines and automatic transmission will be presented for this small hatchback. Opel are also planning a hybrid powertrain for Adam in early 2014.

So, our overall impressions with the Opel Adam are very good. It is a small city car with plenty of modification options which definitely makes it more charismatic and desirable. But Opel Adam will have to face tough competitors like the Fiat 500, Audi A1 and of course the Citroen DS3. All of them are very good cars but we are positive about the Adam's success.
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Google Nexus 4 released and for sale - Nexus 4 phone review

Google Nexus 4 LG phone specs and review - the new Nexus 4 phone is now released and already for sale

Google Nexus 4 specs

Short video review, images and more info about the new Google Nexus 4 by LG

Google Nexus 4 phone
LG Google Nexus 4 released


Google Nexus 4 review - so here it is, the all new smartphone from Google and LG is released and ready to hit the stores. Google Nexus 4 is the successor of the wonderful Samsung Galaxy Nexus which became one of the most popular Android phones around the world. As we take a closer look at the new Nexus 4 phone we can positively say it will manage to keep and probably expand Google's positions in smartphone market. Google Nexus 4 is fast and very capable smartphone with amazing 4.7-inch curved HD display. The 320ppi screen has resolution of 1280 x 768 and has scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protective cover. The side edges of the Nexus 4 are round and they make a very nice smooth transition to the display itself, looks and feels very nice. It is definitely one of the best displays on a phone out there, very crisp with true vivid colors.
 The hardware inserted in the Nexus 4 is cutting-edge. Fast 1.5 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM assure the fast and smooth operation of the phone. And the 3D graphics support will give you an amazing experience on the huge 4.7-inch display. Storage - the Nexus 4 is going to be offered with 16GB of built-in memory.
Google Nexus 4 smartphone
Google Live on Google Nexus 4 phone
 One interesting feature of the Google Nexus 4 smartphone is its camera. Of course it has two cameras on board, but the more exciting is the rear 8.0-megapixel autofocus camera. Google calls it Photo Sphere camera. It makes great stills and Full HD 1080p videos and has the capability of making stunning 360° panoramas. The interface is very intuitive and it is easy to navigate through different camera features. One great feature of the camera is the option of zooming in and out while shooting a video, the continuous focus will take care for the rest.
Google Nexus 4 back
Google Nexus 4 back side and Photo Sphere camera
  Google Nexus 4 smartphone is equipped with all the connectivity options you can imagine. These include WiFi N connection, Bluetooth, GPS, and of course 4G. With the built-in GPS and preinstalled Google Maps this phone is just perfect for navigation. It offers you turn-by-turn GPS navigation, live traffic info, and integrated driving, walking and public transit directions. Really great features in case you lost you way somewhere or you just need some help in finding your way to your next destination.
Google Maps GPS Nexus 4
GPS Navigation on Nexus 4 is easy with Google Maps
Google Nexus 4 will run on the latest Android 4.2 operating system. It will be preinstalled with many Google apps like Google Now, Google Maps, Google Wallet, Google Play, Android Beam. Many more can be found at Google Play (Android market).
Google Nexus 4 smartphone
Google Play on Nexus 4
 So what is the verdict for the new Galaxy Nexus 4. Well it is very capable device and it will be in great competition with some of Samsung and HTC smartphones and of course the iPhone 5. The charismatic Google logo and the quality hardware of the Nexus 4 are definitely going to make it a real best seller no matter the high selling price of around $500 without contract. Probably it will be more appealing when offered with contracts by some of the big carriers with an affordable price tag.

Google Nexus 4 video preview


You can also check the full Google Nexus 10 hands-on review or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus review.
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