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How to recover from Google Penguin slap

The best ways to recover positions from Google's Penguin slap - SEO advice

recover from Google Penguin slap

Probably many of you who are reading this article has suffered from recent Google changes and its Penguin updates. If I have to be honest Google really messed it up this time. In order to make things better they made plenty of mistakes that really hurt bloggers and small businesses.
Now many webmasters complain from the way Google indexes their sites or if it indexes them at all, from the way Google is now showing images in the image search and from many other things. People really have the right to be angry at the biggest search engine in the world. The transition which Google made could have been done much more fluent and with tighter cooperation with webmasters. Unfortunately that didn't happen and now most of the confused webmasters are asking themselves why and how thing got wrong for their website. 
The thing is that you shouldn't really spend too much time in finding answers to those questions in order to get things better. My personal advice is get your sh*t together and show you deserve to be on top of search engine results.


One thing that remained unchanged from Google Panda to the Penguin is the content. It is the most valuable thing in a single web page and in a site as whole. One thing that did change is the way you shouldn't do SEO. Actually wrong SEO techniques may hurt your site positions very badly. That is why the easiest way not to get things wrong is to forget about making SEO yourself and focus on building quality website with high quality content. In case you have already done this part then you probably need some visitors in order to increase the overall traffic. The best way to receive more visitors is by advertising - use some of the popular advertising programs like AdWords or Facebook ads. They offer valuable targeted traffic that is very important for your site. That is because only quality targeted traffic can bring you more visitors, more social presence and improve the traffic rank in the long run.


And though it may sound trivial to you here is another very good  advice for better ranking - post regularly original content and try to make text easy to read and understand with clean font, write as much text as you possibly can, add media (original), add related links to external sites, use heading tags, focus content on keyword but don't spam it... I promise if you make all these right you wouldn't need much time before you see better results for your site.
I know it is quite hard for webmasters these days and especially for bloggers like myself but, who said being successful in the Internet should be easy. Be good, wish to you all of you webmasters success and don't give up on your sites and blogs, now they need you more than ever.

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JVC Everio GZ-HM445 cheap HD camcorder specifications and video test

Features, specifications and video test of the cheap JVC Everio GZ-HM445 HD camcorder

Today at our consumer blog I am going to review the affordable JVC Everio GZ-HM445 HD camcorder. Currently this is one of the cheapest HD camcorders (if not the cheapest) offered from JVC who are usually known for their high-quality camcorders.
The reason for the low price of the Everio GZ-HM445 is that it is on the market for quite some time and now there are much more capable devices. Anyways the JVC Everio GZ-HM445 has plenty to offer to those who will prefer it over a cheap Samsung HD camcorder. 
Here are the main specifications of the JVC Everio GZ-HM445:
- Auto and manual focus
- 2.7-inch LCD touch screen
- 1080 high definition recording
- 40 x optical zoom
- 70 x digital zoom
- Digital picture processing
- 1.25MP digital stills
- Dolby digital sound
- Face detection
- Built-in lens cover
- Wind noise reduction
- Memory card compatibility: SD, SDHC SDXC
- Rechargeable Li-ion battery
- Dimensions: H: 5.5, W: 5, D: 11.05 cm
- Weight: 191g
The Everio GZ-HM445 performs very well in different conditions and delivers good video quality in 1080p. Here is a sample video test recorded with this cheap camera.

JVC Everio GZ-HM445 HD video test

As I already mentioned the JVC Everio GZ-HM445 is a cheap HD camcorder and the price is its biggest advantage. Currently you can find it for around £100 (in UK) which is a very good deal, especially for a quality product like this one.
So this was my short review of the JVC Everio GZ-HM445 cheap HD camcorder, it is a good budget cam and I strongly recommend it.
You can also check the JVC GZ-HM30 camcorder and the very popular HMX-H300 HD camcorder.

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Best 32-inch Full HD TVs - Sony, Samsung, LG and Finlux

Review of some of the best 32-inch Full HD TVs for 2012 and 2013

Samsung UE32ES6300
Today I am going to talk about some of the best 32-inch Full HD (LED) TVs at the moment (2012-2013 models). We have already reviewed  the TVs I will mention so you can take a closer look at the features and specifications they offer.
I have picked six very good offers for 32-inch Full HD panels in different price categories so there will be something for everyone. 
First of all I am going to start with my top 3 favorites - the best selling Samsung UE32EH5000, the smart Sony KDL-32EX650 and the budget LG 32LS5600. All these TVs offer very good picture quality but come with different price tags because of the different features they offer. The Sony KDL-32EX650 is the most expensive and the LG 32LS5600 is the cheapest, that is probably why the Samsung UE32EH5000 became the most popular TV in this class.
Sony KDL-32EX650 TV
Sony Bravia KDL-32EX650
When talking about good 32-inch Samsung TVs I should definitely mention the Samsung UE32ES6300 which is not only a Full HD LED TV but also a 3D Smart TV from Samsung Series 6 TVs which offer amazing design and features. Of course packed with all these goodies means the is the most expensive TV we are going to review today but in my mind it is definitely worth the money.
A bit cheaper than the UE32ES6300 is the Samsung UE32EH6030 which is a 3D TV without Smart TV functions. The UE32EH6030 offers amazing picture quality and very good 3D as well and also comes with a pair of very nice 3D glasses (for free).

Samsung UE32EH6030 TV
Samsung UE32EH6030
Now I will have to mention some of the budget friendly 32-inch Full HD TVs for those who don't want to spend too much on their home entertainment system. The Finlux 32F8030-T is a cheap 32-inch Full HD LED TV with Smart TV functions. The best thing about this TV is that in UK it costs only £230 which seems like a very good deal. Well the quality will definitely be far from what Samsung and LG have to offer but for this price we can't expect anything different.

Another affordable 32-inch Full HD 1080p TV is the LG 32LE7500 which is not for sale any more.
As you have probably noticed Samsung and LG dominate this class and one of the main reasons for that is the fact they offer the best value for money products and that is something any consumer will appreciate.
LG 32LE7500 TV
LG 32LE7500


Vizio E32-C1 - the best cheap 32 inch LED TV for 2015

The Vizio E32-C1 has been quite popular in Amazon web store where thousands of people purchased it online and also shared their feedback about it. It is kind of surprising that the E32-C1 is rated pretty high and most consumers are happy with the purchase. 

USA best seller TV: Samsung UN32J5003 (2015 model)

Even though the Samsung UN32J5003 doesn't offer any of the latest cutting edge features it managed to become one of the top choices in the 32 inch LED TV segment. Of course the great picture quality it offers is the main reason behind the success and that combined with the affordable price of under $300 make the UN32J5003 a real best seller.

You can also take a look at the best 42-inch Full HD LED TVs for 2013.

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2014 Acura MDX video review

The all new 2014 Acura MDX SUV exterior, interior and driving video

The all new 2014 Acura MDX was recently presented at the New York Auto Show and I have to say this looks more of an upgrade over the previous generation MDX rather than a completely new model.

Yes the vehicle now has different dimensions, different equipment and different engine but it all seems like a better version of what was one of the not very popular luxury SUVs on the market.
 The previous generation MDX is a very good SUV but only few customers enjoyed it on the North American market where this vehicle is mostly sold. In my mind one of the reasons for the MDX not to be a real success for Acura is what I call size to price ratio which for the average American customer means basically means when you pay more you get more. And that really wasn't the case with the old Acura MDX. That is probably why Honda designers made the new model longer, lighter and even more luxurious so that the high price tag can stay but customers will get more for their money. What I mean by mire is more rear space, more gadgets, increased fuel economy... and more.
There is plenty in the interior that is taken from the 2014 Acura RLX luxury sedan which isn't a bad thing at all. The new 3.5L direct-injection V6 engine which replaces the old 3.7L is also something that you can find in both vehicles. As you will see on the videos the 2014 Acura MDX has kept the distinctive looks of the previous generation but with some high-tech improvements like LED lights and some interesting design elements (and YES no more fog lights in the front bumper). And though I am not sure if the new generation MDX will make better sales I am sure for one thing, the 2013 Acura MDX is definitely a better vehicle and the competition in the luxury SUV segment will have to look out for this one.

2014 Acura MDX presented at the 2013 New York International Auto Show - video


2014 Acura MDX - video

You can also take a look at our Acura ILX review which also quite interesting. 
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LG 26CS460 LCD TV - cheap 26-inch LG LCD TV

Price, features and specifications of the LG 26CS460 LCD TV

LG 26CS460
LG 26CS460 LCD TV
LG 26CS460 review - in case you are looking for a nice 26-inch HD ready TV with good picture quality and low price tag than you may consider taking a look at the LG 26CS460 LCD TV.

On first glance the features and specifications that the LG 26CS460 offers may seem a bit outdated to you but it is picture quality and price that matter the most when talking about affordable LCD TVs. 
And the LG 26CS460 offer good picture quality with maximum resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. This is not a Full HD TV and but the max resolution provided is more than enough for such relatively small screen with diagonal size of 660.4 mm (26-inches).
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Yarvik TAB07-100 Luna Android tablet specs

Yarvik TAB07-100 Luna Android tablet features and specifications

Yarvik TAB07-100 Luna Android tablet specs:
- 1.0 GHz processor and Quad Core graphics
- 512MB DDR3 RAM
- 4GB internal storage capacity & Micro SD slot for up to 32GB
- 7-inch capacitive touch screen with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
- Battery - 2500 mAh Lithium polymer 
- Built in camera, microphone and mono speaker
- 3.5mm headphone jack and  microUSB port
- OS - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Yarvik TAB07-100 dimensions and weight - 197 x 114 x 10 mm, 286g 
- Software included -  Alarm Clock, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, E-book Reader, E-mail, Mobisoft OfficeSuite Viewer, Music/Video Player, Photo Gallery, Play Store

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Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 100 tennis racket review

Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 100 tennis racket specs and review 

Today we at our consumer blog we are going to take a closer look at a tennis racket which we previously reviewed and now it is tame to discuss it in our blog.

The Wilson Pro Staff Six.One 100 BLX is the player-friendly version of Roger Federer’s (90 sq.in.) and Grigor Dimitrov’s (95sq.in.) rackets.
At 285g the Six.One 100 is the lightest racket in the Six.One BLX range so will suit players looking for a lighter frame. It also has a 100 sq in racket head size. At 27.25 inches it is also slightly longer than the Six.One 90 and Six.One 95, helping to generate increased power, especially on the serve.
The high level of control, required by players who yearn for precision and feel from their racket, comes as a result of the braided graphite construction. It has a traditional weight and balance, and the AmpliFeel technology is what provides great response.

The AmpliFeel technology delivers greater information to the hand when firming up for contact. With a better hold, shots become more powerful and more consistent, and as a result, your swing becomes more comfortable and fluid.

Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 100 tennis racket specs:

Weight unstrung - 285 grams
Headsize - 100 sq. in
Construction - Basalt
Swing Length - Long Swing
Length - 27.25 inches
Beam - 22mm Dual Taper
Factory String - Sensation Control
 


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LG 50PM4700 3D plasma TV review

Price, features and specifications of the 50-inch 3D Smart Plasma TV LG 50PM4700

LG 50PM4700
LG 50PM4700 3D plasma TV
OK it is big screen TV time again and today at our consumer blog we are going to review one of the most affordable 50-inch 3D Smart TVs on the market. It is the LG 50PM4700 which is very nice 50-inch plasma and is also quite cheap for the size and the features it offers.
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Asus K55A laptop deal at eBay

Features and specifications of the Asus K55A laptop

Asus K55A laptop
I found this Asus K55A laptop deal at eBay UK as part of the spring sale/clearance. And though it is in the deal section I myself don't think at the price of £330 it is such a big deal. The reason for that is because you can easily find similar laptop with Intel Core i3 or i5 processor instead of the Celeron that is inserted in the Asus K55A laptop (like the Acer Aspire V5-571 and the Acer Aspire E1-571).
On the other hand there is plenty to like in this computer. It has a very nice 15.6-inch widescreen HD display , 1TB hard drive and 6GB of DDR3 RAM. But still with shared Intel GMA video and 1.7GHz Intel Celeron dual core B820  processor it doesn't look that tempting to me.
Check the rest of our laptop reviews and decide which laptop will suit best your needs.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta - the best Ferrari ever

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is probably the best Ferrari of all time

best Ferrari ever - F12 Berlinetta

There are not many cars that make such a strong statement as most Ferrari models. And though this one hasn't done a huge impact in the automotive world the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta could be easily described as the best Ferrari ever.
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta best Ferrari ever

I am not going to bother you with all the technological wonders that are packed within this amazing vehicle but I will explain you in short why is the new F12 Berlinetta probably the best Ferrari of all time.

First of it is the looks of the car, the F12 Berlinetta is a great looking car with so many design features that we can easily say the shaping process and the final results is pure art. The F12 Berlinetta has this typical Ferrari aggressive look but the calm presence of a GT. 
And GT is probably the keyword for this Ferrari. Not only it is a great supercar with over 700 hp but it also does great as a long distance cruiser thanks to its great sophisticated ride and engaging steering. Driving such a car is a sheer pleasure.
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ViewSonic VC3D2 3D Full HD camcorder specifications and test video

ViewSonic VC3D2 3D Full HD camcorder features, specifications, quick review and test video

When I first saw the ViewSonic VC3D2 my first thought was 'well, that is one strange looking fish' but it happened to be a camcorder and a very interesting camcorder indeed. Actually still most of the 3D camcorders are quite odd looking thanks to the lens system they use.
ViewSonic VC3D2 is a 2D/3D Full HD camcorder which is offered at a very low price. 
The VC3D2 can record nice high definition videos in 3D, zoom up to 10 times with the optical zoom and make 16MP still photos.
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Samsung HMX-Q10 camcorder specifications and video test

Samsung HMX-Q10 features and specifications. Samsung HMX-Q10 video test


Samsung HMX-Q10 is compact and affordable camcorder which is on the market for quite some time. It is also one of the popular cheap camcorders offered by Samsung which is probably the biggest camcorder manufacturer in the world.
 Actually the HMX-Q10 is pretty hard to find brand new but there are plenty of second hand deals. 
Here are the full specifications of the Samsung HMX-Q10 camcorder:
Recording system : PAL
Optical zoom: 10x
Digital zoom: 20x
Media Format Flash card
Resolution 5.0 MP
Screen Size 2.7"
Weight 214.5 gr
Display
Display size: 2.7-inch

Lens system
Focal Length Range 2.75mm - 27.5mm

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash Memory SD Card, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions
Depth: 11.94 cm
Height: 5.33 cm
Width: 4.37 cm

Color: black
High Definition video support: 1080i

Samsung HMX-Q10 HD/Full HD video test

Samsung HMX-Q10 price - around £80-90 (in UK)

You can also check the Samsung HMX-H300 review or the Sony HDR-CX190 camcorder review.
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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W610 compact digital camera specs, video test andreview

Features, specifications and video review of the compact digital camera Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W610

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W610 compact digital camera
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W610 digital camera

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W610 is a cheap 14.1 MP compact digital camera with 4x optical zoom. DSC-W610 got popular mainly because of its price but it also delivers quite good images. That is thanks to the quality CCD sensor and the 26mm wide angle lens which allow you to take perfect landscape shots.
Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W610 has 6 shooting modes and 10 scene selectors. In Intelligent Auto Mode the compact camera recognizes a wide range of common shooting situations and therefore uses optimal settings for the best possible quality. One nice feature in the Cyber-Shot DSC-W610 is the 360 Sweep Panorama mode for all-around view shots. On the back of the DSC-W610 you can find a 2.7-inch LCD display (230k dots) which is the only viewfinder in this camera, of course optical viewfinders are not something typical for cameras in this class.
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Tab 9 dual-core Android tablet

Price, features and specifications of the 9-inch dual-core Android tablet Tab 9

Tab 9
Tab 9 tablet
Tab 9 tablet review - as I have already told you these days I am going to take some time and review most of the cheap tablets that are currently on sale at eBay and some other big tech stores.

Honestly I think this tablet thing is getting a bit out of control. I have never seen such an invasion from any other tech product so far even in the biggest rush of laptop sales. These days everybody is offering some kind of tablet just because many customers decided they need one. And let me tell you something - most of them don't, they just buy it cause they think it is cool and now when tablets are getting more and more affordable things got out of control.
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Nurvo Horizon II cheap Android tablet test

Price, features, specifications and review of the Nurvo Horizon II tablet

Nurvo Horizon 2 Android tablet
Nurvo Horizon 2

Nurvo Horizon II review - here we are with another cheap tablet deal. These days eBay UK is flooded with affordable tablets from manufacturers that no one has ever heard. That is why we decided to start testing them one by one.

Nurvo Horizon II is a 10.1-inch tablet powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex-A8 (Allwinner A10) processor and 1GB of DDR3 RAM.

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Cheap hotels and transportation in Paris - travel tips and info

Travel tips and useful information about your trip in Paris, cheap hotels and transportation in Paris, France


]The Eiffel Tower in Paris  

Today at our consumer blog I am going to share some useful travel tips for better travel experience during your stay in Paris - one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. We are going to talk about cheap hotels and some good points of interest as well as other info that may save you valuable time and money.
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Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop with powerful Core i5 processor

Price, features, specifications and review of the Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop

Acer Aspire E1-571
Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop
Acer Aspire E1-571 review - Acer laptops has always been quite popular and they have had plenty of successful models in the last few years. Partly the reason for that may be the affordable price that Acer laptops usually have or because they are doing very well and the customers are satisfied with the product. 
Probably it is somewhere in the middle, Acer offers wide variety of laptops and almost all of them are great value for money. Of course there are some disappointments but we are not going to talk about them today.

Yesterday I showed you another successful Acer laptop - the Acer Aspire V5-571 
which is located lower in the price range but is a great value for money offered at just under £300.
The reason why the Acer Aspire E1-571 is a bit more expensive is because it hides a very capable and fast 2.5 GHz  Intel Core i5 processor. The rest of the hardware is pretty much the same, with some minor differences.

Acer Aspire E1-571 also has a 15.6-inch Acer CineCrystal LED display which unfortunately does not offer Full HD resolution - it is an HD screen with  resolution of 1366 x 768 which is still pretty good. The graphics performance is provided by the Intel HD 4000 graphics accelerator. 
Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop usually comes with 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Of course you may come upon different model with of this computer with more RAM and storage space.
Acer Aspire E1-571 is fully packed with connection options, including 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi (Atheros HB125), 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet, HDMI and Bluetooth.
You will also find a microphone and a webcam built-in this laptop.

As you can see the Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop is pretty well equipped with some good hardware. This is of course no cutting edge technology but at the price of around £350 it is pretty good.  
Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop also comes with the latest Windows 8 64-bit operating system which is also a nice feature.

Acer Aspire E1-571 (6692) video review


Here are the full specifications of the base Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop:

Acer Aspire E1-571 laptop specs

CPU
  • CPU Family: Intel Core i5
  • Processor Number: 3210M
  • CPU Speed: 2.5 GHz
  • L3 Cache: 3 MB
  • CPU Bus Speed: 1600 MHz
  • Chipset Manufacturer: Intel
  • Chipset Model: HM77
Memory
  • Memory Size: 4096 MB
  • Maximum RAM: 8192 MB
  • Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
  • Memory Slot: 2 x Slots
Storage
  • Total Hard Disk Size: 500 GB
  • Number of Hard Disks: 1
  • Hard Disk Size: 500 GB
  • Hard Disk Speed: 5400 RPM
  • Hard Disk Interface: SATA
Display
  • Screen Size: 15.6 in
  • Screen Type: Active Matrix Colour TFT LED Backlit LCD CineCrystal HD
  • Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768 Pixels
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Optical Drive
  • Optical Drive Type: DVD
  • Multi-media Features: Optical Media Supported: DVD-RAM/R/RW
Graphics Device
  • Graphics Device: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
  • Graphics Device Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Input
  • Keyboard: Yes
  • Pointing Device: TouchPad
Sound
  • Integrated Microphone: Yes
Interfaces/Ports
  • VGA Port: 1 x 15-pin D-Sub
  • HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI
  • RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45
  • USB Ports: 3 x USB 2.0
Media Adaptor
  • Removable Flash Memory Media: 5-in-1 Card Reader
  • MultiMedia Card: Supported: MMC
  • Sony Memory Stick: Supported: Memory Stick Memory Stick Pro
  • Secure Digital: Supported: SD
  • xD-Picture Card: Supported: xD
Network (Wired)
  • Network Card: Gigabit
  • Network Card Data Link Protocol: Ethernet
  • Network Card Speeds: 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Network Interface Options: Integrated
Network (Wireless)
  • Wireless System: Atheros HB125
  • RF Network Standard: IEEE 802.11
  • RF Standard: b/g/n
Camera
  • Webcam: Crystal Eye HD Webcam
System
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)
Electrical
  • Battery: Lithium-Ion
  • Primary Battery Cells: 6 Cells
  • Battery Life: 4.5 Hours
  • Power Supply: 65W AC Power Adaptor
Physical
  • Form Factor: Notebook
  • Case Colour: Glossy Black
  • Security Locking Mechanics: Kensington Lock Slot
  • In The Box: Aspire E1-571 Notebook Lithium Ion Battery AC Adaptor
  • Width: 38.2 cm
  • Depth: 25.3 cm
  • Height: 3.32 cm
  • Weight: 2.45 kg
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Acer Aspire V5-571 laptop test, specs and review

Acer Aspire V5-571 laptop price, specifications

Acer Aspire V5-571
Acer Aspire V5-571 laptop

Acer Aspire V5-571 is a very capable laptop which is offered in couple different variations depending on the processor, the memory capacity and the place for storage. There is a touchscreen version of this laptop as well but we will review it some time soon.

Today we are going to take a closer look at the Intel Core i3 version of the Acer Aspire V5-571 laptop which is currently on sale at eBay Dabs Outlet for just £300 and now we I will tell you why I think it is a very good deal.
First of all we are going to take a look at the full features and specifications of the tested Acer Acer Aspire V5-571 laptop:
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Asus Eee PC 1225B ultra-portable laptop with AMD Brazos dual-core processor


Specifications and review of the Asus Eee PC 1225B ultra-portable laptop with AMD Brazos dual-core processor


Asus Eee PC 1225B ultra-portable laptopAsus 1225B Eee PC review - this one of the ultra-portable business laptops by Asus that is currently offered at a very good price. ASUS 1225B is part of Asus' Eee PC small and lightweight series.
 ASUS 1225B has a nice 11.6-inch LED-backlit LCD display with HD resolution of 1366x768. This display has very low levels of energy consumption and offers good visibility even in direct sunlight so it is very capable on the go.

Asus Eee PC 1225B is powered by the 1GHz AMD C60 dual-core processor. It also has 4GB of DDR 3 RAM and 320GB hard drive.

 Asus Eee PC 1225B is fully equipped with connection options like 802.11 b/g/n wireless connection and 10/100 Mpbs fast Ethernet network adapter. An HDMI port and  2x USB ports are also available in this laptop.



Though it has a very small screen and energy efficient processor the battery of the Asus Eee PC 1225B is not the best in class. It achieves an average battery life of around 2-3 hours which is not great for an ultra-portable laptop computer. The good news is that the small battery allows this notebook to weigh just 1.15 kg which is a great achievement.



Asus Eee PC 1225B ultra-portable laptop specifications:









Asus Eee PC 1225B
Asus Eee PC 1225B ultra-portable laptop specificaitons


The keyboard of the Asus Eee PC 1225B is very comfortable and a real pleasure to use.




The price of the Asus Eee PC 1225B ultra-portable laptop is also very good. This computer can be found in online tech stores for under £230 which is a very good price for a laptop in this class.




Another very interesting cheap laptop from this model line that you should check is the Asus X55V.


Asus Eee PC 1225B laptop unboxing and video preview


Verdict - Asus Eee PC 1225B doesn't offer the latest technology in this class but it definitely is one of the most affordable portable lightweight computers on the market today. You can also check the ASUS X53U-SX155V laptop review and the Asus K53E-SX1938V laptop review.

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Sony HDR-CX190 Full HD camcorder consumer review and Full HD test video

Price, features and specifications of the Full HD camcorder Sony HDR-CX190. Sony HDR-CX190 Full HD test video

Sony HDR-CX190 Full HD camcorder consumer reviewSony HDR-CX190 camcorder review - Sony HDR-CX190 is one of the cheapest HD camcorders offered by Sony and in this respect you can't expect the best possible quality from this handycam.
One of the big advantages of the HDR-CX190 Handycam camcorder is its price but it also has some other good features. It can record good quality videos in Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution and make 5.3MP still images. 
The good quality of the videos is thanks to the back illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor which really makes the difference between this and other affordable Full HD camcorders. This sensor does a great job when recording videos in low light conditions providing very low levels of noise in the picture. 
Of course you have plenty of different shooting modes in the Sony HDR-CX190 and also a 25x optical zoom available.
The image stabilization in the HDR-CX190 is far from perfect. The 3-way shake cancelling technology embedded in this camcorder works even when zooming so this is one of the nice features when talking about digital image stabilization in the Sony HDR-CX190 camcorder.
The Sony HDR-CX190 is good low end Full HD camcorder which is good enough for making some good quality videos during the holiday and it will definitely suit most not amateur camcorder enthusiasts and other consumers with lower expectations. Of course don't be fooled by all the high-tech stickers that cover this camcorder, it is far from the best camcorders in this class but it is one of cheapest at a price of just £120 which is a big advantage.

Sony HDR-CX190 Full HD test - video

We would also recommend you to check the popular Samsung HMX-F80 camcorder review.
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ZTE Blade 3.5 Android smartphone review

Price, features and specifications of the ZTE Blade 3.5 Android smartphone


ZTE Blade 3.5 Android smartphone
ZTE Blade 3.5 Android smartphone
ZTE Blade review (also known as Orange San Francisco and T-Mobile Blade) -  today we are going to take a quick look at one of the cheapest fully functioning and well equipped Android smartphones.
Main features
Display - ZTE Blade has a 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen with 26 million colors. The display itself has resolution of 480x800 and is also supports multi-touch. 
Hardware - the ZTE Blade smartphone is powered by a ARM 11 single-core processor on a Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset with 600MHz CPU-clock. Unfortunatelly ZTE Blade has only 256MB of RAM which is a big downside even for a very cheap smartphone. The built-in space for storage is 512MB but that is easily upgradable with additional microSD card (up to 32GB).
ZTE Blade is a 3G phone supporting GSM 900/1800 and UMTS 2100 frequencies.
Additional features
ZTE Blade has a 3.2MP camera (2048x1536 pixels max) with CMOS sensor and autofocus. Video recording and 1.6x digital zoom are also available for this phone. 
Connection options
ZTE Blade 3.5 offers good variety of connectivity options including WiFi (b/g), Bluetooth (v2.1, EDR), USB  and the biggest surprise of  all... a GPS receiver wit A-GPS support.
Battery
ZTE Blade 3.5 Android smartphone comes with 1250 mAh Li-Ion battery which is good enough for  190h of stand-by time and around 4h of talk time.
Operating System
ZTE Blade smartphone comes standard with Android 2.1 Eclair operating system which is quite outdated. An upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo is available but that would not make much of a difference.
Price
ZTE Blade 3.5 Android smartphone costs around  $140 (around £60-70 in UK) but it is offered for free with some carriers but that of course is with a contract.
Verdict
The 3.5-inch ZTE Blade smartphone doesn't offer any of the cutting edge technologies but that is not the main reason you should buy this phone. The ZTE blade is cheap but very well equipped and probably if it has just a bit more RAM (512MB lets say) it would look like a very good deal.

ZTE Blade 3.5 Android smartphone video review


ZTE Blade 3.5 Android smartphone specifications:

Operating system: Google Android 2.2
CPU-Clock: 600 MHz
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM7227
Cellular Networks: GSM 900/1800
UMTS 2100
DATA Speed: HSDPA7.2M
MEMORY 512M ROM+256M RAM
Card slot micro-SD Expandable up to 32GB, No memory card include
Display: 3.5-inch
Color: 26 million colors
Type: TFT
Display resolution: 480 x 800
Screen: multi-touch capacitive screen
Recordable audio formats:  AMR,AAC,MP3,OGG,MIDI,WAV
Recordable video formats: MPEG-4,.263,H.264
Java:  Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Radio: Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM
Online TV : Yes
E-book: Yes
Camera: 3.2 MP camera with auto-focus
Sensor type: CMOS sensor
Video capture: supported
Zoom mode: 1.6 x digital zoom
GPS support
WiFi support
Bluetooth Support
Battery: 1250mAh Rechargeable Lithium battery

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