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Prestigio MultiPad PMP5597D BF 9.7 Ultra Duo S Android tablet specifications

Features and full specifications of the 9.7-inch Prestigio MultiPad PMP5597D BF 9.7 Ultra Duo S tablet with Android 4.1

Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Ultra Duo S

Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Ultra Duo S review -  I am really impressed with how good the latest Prestigio tablets really are. This manufacturer has different approach to customers and offers tablets with high specifications while keeping the price tag on the low side. 
We have seen plenty of tablet brands who gave up on their higher-spec models just because of the domination of Samsung, Asus, Acer and Apple in this class. 
Prestigio decided to give it a try and released the MultiPad 9.7 Ultra Duo S which is basically a cheaper alternative of the 10-inch Samsung Galaxy tablet. 

Here are the full specifications of the Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Ultra Duo S tablet:
Procesor
CPU: Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 Rockchip RK3066
CPU Internal Clock Rate: 1.60 GHz
Display
Display size: 9.7-inch
Display resolution: 1024x768
Display technology: Backlight LED IPS capacitive multi touch screen
Screen rotation: G-Sensor
Memory
Internal Memory Size: 16 GB
Installed RAM Storage Capacity: 1 GB DDR3
Flash Card: Supported 32GB Micro SD/Micro SDHC Card
Interfaces and ports
Wi-Fi, Micro SD, Micro SDHC, Micro USB 2.0, Mini HDMI
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth: No
USB: 1 x Micro USB
HDMI: 1 x Mini HDMI
Audio: 3.5 mm 
VGA: No
Multimedia
Digital camera: Back : 2 Mpixel, Front : 2 Mpixel
Supported eBook Formats: EPUB, FB2, PDF, TXT
Supported Audio Formats: WMA, OGG, WAV, APE, FLAC, AC3, DTS, MP3
Supported Picture Formats: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Supported Video Formats: MP4, AVI, RM, RMVB, MKV, VOB, WMV, MPG, TS
Video Features: FullHD Playback
Sound Features: Stereo Audio Playback
Software
Operating System: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Battery
Battery technology: Lithium Ion Polymer
Battery capacity: 7800 mAh
Battery cideo playback time: 8hr
Battery audio playback time: 36hr
Battery standby time: 120hr

OS: Android 4.0 / Android 4.1

Miscellaneous
Built-in devices: Stereo Speakers, Microphone, Card Reader
Included Accessories: OTG-cable, USB Cable, Quick Start guide, Power Adapter, Stylish leather pouch
System Requirements: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP, Apple Mac OS X 10.4 or Later, Linux 2.4.0 or Later
Applications Installed: 250+ Solitairs, Alarm Clock, Angry Birds, Audio Player, Barcode Scanner, Blue, OTA updates, Skype, Stock Alert, SugarSync, Youtube, eBook, eReader Prestigio, FreeNote, File Manager, Gallery, Gmail, Google Play, Music, Browser, Calculator, Calendar, Camera, Explorer, Facebook
Dimensions:
Width (mm): 243
Height (mm): 190
Depth (mm): 11
Weight: 0.58 kg

Price
Prestigio MultiPad 9.7 Ultra Duo S is not the cheapest of the tablets but we can't say it is expensive, especially of compared to some Apple and Samsung tablets. It can be found brand new for around 200 Eruo  (£160 in UK). This tablet has been on the market for some time so you can also find in refurbished or second hand. 

You can also take a look at the 8-inch Prestigio Multipad PMP5080B.
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Philips 32PFL4508H 32-inch 3D Smart LED TV review

Price, features, specifications and review of the 32-inch Full HD Smart LED TV

Philips 32PFL4508H review
Philips 32PFL4508H 32-inch 3D Smart LED TV

Philips 32PFL4508H review - today at our Test and Review blog we are going to take a look at one of newest 32-inch Full HD Smart LED TVs on the market. Philips 32PFL4508H is one very well equipped high-end TV offered at quite an affordable price.

Looks
Philips 32PFL4508H has simple and yet futuristic design and that is mainly thanks to its odd looking stand. The entire panel and the stand are in colored in light grey and I personally don't like it as I prefer darker colors without any shiny elements. The panel itself is very thin and so is its frame. It keeps tight dimensions of 74.2 x 45.3 x 4.13 cm and weight of 7.7 kg (without stand).

Features
Philips 32PFL4508H is well equipped with useful features and new (for Philips) technologies like Pixel Plus HD which is picture processing technology increases the number of lines and the number of pixels and improves the overall picture quality. Philips 32PFL4508H  also supports 200 Hz Perfect Motion Rate and Micro Dimming. 
The 32PFL4508H is 3D TV with 2D to 3D converter and 3D Max technology which significantly improves  the overall 3D performance. 
Philips 32PFL4508H is also equipped with DVB tuner (DVB-C MPEG2, DVB-C MPEG4, DVB-T MPEG2, DVB-T MPEG4)

Connection
Philips 32PFL4508H has all the connection options that one can possibly need in a TV: WiFi N, 3x HDMI, 2x USB, Component and Composite, SCART, CI+, Ethernet-LAN RJ-45, optical audio and 3.5mm headphone jack. 

Smart TV
Philips is well known for integrating some of the best apps in their Smart TVs and there is plenty of new stuff in the Philips 32PFL4508H. You can easily use the open browser to surf the Internet, make Skype calls using the Social TV app (Twitter and Facebook also included) or watch videos in YouTube. Of course there are plenty of other applications that are available in the 32PFL4508H.
You can also use the USB for playing, pausing and recording TV content.

Sound
The sound in the Philips 32PFL4508H is provided by two 10W speakers with Clear Sound and Incredible Surround technologies. 

Price
Currently Philips 32PFL4508H is one of the cheapest 32-inch 3D Smart LED TVs and that is its biggest advantage against the strong competition from Samsung, LG and Sony. You can find this TV for around 500 Euro which is pretty good price for a fully equipped brand new model.

I would also recommend you few other great deals on 32-inch LED TVs - LG 32LN575SSamsung UE32F6400LG 32LS5600Samsung UE32ES6300 or just check the Best 32-inch Full HD TVs.
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LG 42LN575S / 42LN575V 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV

LG 42LN575S / 42LN575V 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV review

LG 42LN575S / 42LN575V
LG 42LN575S / 42LN575V 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV

LG 42LN575S / 42LN575V is one of the latest 42-inch LED TVs from LG and it is mainly targeting the European market where big Full HD screens are selling really well right now.

There are no significant variations between the two model numbers, we are going to see the 42LN575S mainly on the Eastern European market while the 42LN575V will be sold mainly in UK.
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Samsung UE46F8000 premium 46-inch Full HD 3D Smart LED TV

Price, specifications and review of the 46-inch Full HD 3D Smart LED TV Samsung UE46F8000




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Samsung UE46F8000 TV review - when I first took a look at the full features and specifications of this TV I thought I am going to need a lot of time just to cover all of them for this review. So I decided to go compact on this one and just mention the stuff that is unique in this TV and that you will not find in many other LED TVs.



Design and looks

Samsung UE46F8000 is an exceptionally looking piece of technology. The panel is extremely thin and almost frameless, made of high quality plastics and brushed metal for the stand which is a real piece of art. Samsung UE46F8000 is not only extremely stylish looking TV but also a very compact one, it is one of the smallest and thinnest 46-inch TVs out there with dimensions of 103.27 x 59.95 x 3.49 cm and weight of 12.8 without the stand.



Smart TV features

Samsung UE46F8000 is a Smart LED TV with Smart TV 2.0 and Smart Interaction 2.0 - basically you have all the hardware and software components for any kind of communication and media playback. These include built-in WiFi adapter with WiFi Direct, Bluetooth, built-in, built-in HD webcam with voice face and motion control, media remote control (TM1390 / TM1240A). Of course all the apps from Samsung's Smart Hub are also available in this TV. All the menus are responsive and these functions operate very fast thanks to the quad-core processor which takes care for accelerating the processes.


Picture quality

Samsung UE46F8000 offers amazing images and picture quality thanks to the innovative technologies that are combined in this exceptional TV. Watching Full HD 1080p content on the Ultra Clear Panel is a real pleasure. Technologies like the Wide Color Enhancer Plus, Micro Dimming Ultimate and 1200 Clear Motion Rate take care for delivering the best picture quality in class.


3D

Samsung UE46F8000 uses active 3D technology for playback of 3D content and relies on its 3D HyperReal Engine for processing perfect 3D images. This TV also comes with two pairs of 3D glasses (2SSG-5100GB).


Connectivity

Samsung UE46F8000 has many connection options like 4x HDMI, 3x USB, RF In, Ethernet (LAN), 3.5mm headphone jack, Scart, Component video, Digital audio, CI, MHL and few others. ConnectShare Movie, Allshare and DLNA are also functions that you can use with the UE46F8000.


Price

Samsung UE46F8000 is high-end TV and it has pretty high price tag. You can find this TV in tech stores for around £1600 which is a lot of money for a TV but what a TV that is, probably the best in this class.

In case you have a tighter budget but you still want a decent 46-inch LED TV you may take a look at the Sony KDL-46NX713 3D LED TV or just take a look at the rest of our TV reviews.
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Storage Options Scroll Excel 2 cheap 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet

Price, specifications and short review of the 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet Scroll Excel 2

Scroll Excel 2 review
Storage Options Scroll Excel 2 tablet

Storage Options Scroll Excel 2 - though this should be the new version of the well known Scroll Excel tablet, this is actually just an upgrade of the first generation of this tablet.
Scroll Excel 2 is basically a 7-inch Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with pretty basic features and specs.

Storage Options Scroll Excel 2 is powered by 1.2 GHz single-core Cortex A8 processor with Mali-400 Dual Core graphics processor and has only 512MB of DDR RAM. The space for storage is 8GB with the option of expanding it to 32GB with additional microSD card.
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Samsung Galaxy GC100 EK-GC100ZKABTU camera full specifications andvideo review

Samsung Galaxy GC100 EK-GC100ZKABTU digital camera price, specifications and video review


Samsung Galaxy GC100 EK-GC100ZKABTU review
Samsung Galaxy GC100 EK-GC100ZKABTU

Smart digital cameras are getting more and more popular these days and Samsung Galaxy GC100 EK-GC100ZKABTU is one of the pioneers in this segment. This is one of the most capable digital cameras that you can buy and that is thanks to its ultra-fast quad-core processor and Android OS. Of course this is not everything the Galaxy GC100 has to offer, good optics, wide-angle lens, full connectivity options and plenty of high-tech features are available in this smart compact camera.

Here are the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy GC100 EK-GC100ZKABTU camera:

Maximum resolution: 4608 x 3456 Pixels
Image sensor technology: BSI-CMOS 17 Megapixels
Image sensor size: 1/2.3in
Effective pixels: 16.3 megapixels

Lens
Lens Focal Length: 4.1mm to 86.1mm (35mm equivalent= 23mm to 483mm)
Optical Zoom: 21x
Focusing Method: TTL Auto Focus (Centre AF, Multi AF, Face Detection AF)
Focus Range: 0.1m to infinity
Image Stabilizer: Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS)
Lens Aperture: f/ 2.8 • f/ 5.9

Exposure/Balance
Light Metering Method: Multi, Spot, Centre-weighted, Face Detection AE
Exposure Control: Program AE, Aperture Priority AE, Shutter Priority AE, Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation: ±2EV (1 / 3EV steps)
White Balance: Auto WB, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent_H, Fluorescent_L, Tungsten, Custom
Shutter Speeds: 1/8 Second(s) , Manual or Night Mode - Up to 16 Second(s)
ISO Sensitivity Setting: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200

Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Range: Wide Angle 0.2m to 6.2m , Telephoto 0.5m to 5.1m
Flash Modes: Auto, Auto and Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash Off, Red-eye fix
Viewfinder/Screen

Screen: HD Super Clear LCD TFT 4.8 inch 1280 x 720 Pixels

Scene and Color modes
Color Modes: Normal, Vintage, Black and White, Autumn Brown, Negative, Nostalgia, Colour Fade, Retro, Sunshine, Old Photo, Comic, Pastel Sketch, Gothic Noir, Impressionist
Scene/Shooting Modes: 1. Auto 2. Smart (15 Mode) : Beauty face, Best photo, Continuous shot, Best face, Landscape, Macro, Action freeze, Rich tone, Panorama, Waterfall, Silhouette, Sunset, Night, Fireworks, Light trace3. Expert Control (5 Mode) : P (Auto+), A (Aperture Priority), S (Speed Priority), Camcorder, M (Manual)

Image formats
Video File Formats Supported: AVI • MP4/3GP • WMV • FLV • MKV • WEBM

Video options
Video capability: Full HD (1080p) Video Recording
Playback modes: Full HD (1080p) Video Playback
Video features: Effect: Normal, Vintage, Black and White, Autumn Brown, Negative, Nostalgia, Colour Fade, Retro, Sunshine, Old Photo, Comic, Pastel Sketch, Gothic Noir, Impressionist
Frame rates: 30, 60, 120fps
Video resolution: 1920 x 1280 Pixels • 1280 x 720 Pixels • 768 x 512 Pixels • 640 x 480 Pixels • 320 x 240 Pixels
Video facility: Yes

Sound
Sound Wave Type: MP3, AAC, AMR, WMA, OGG, FLAC, 3GA / M4A, WAV

Chipset
Chipset type: 1.4GHz quad-core processor

Memory
Memory size: 3962.88MB
Secure Digital: Micro SD card support

Interfaces/Ports
USB Ports: 1 x USB 2.0 (Micro USB)
Audio Line In Ports: 1 x Audio In
SIM Card(s): Dual SIM support
Wireless Communications
Data Communication Standards: GSM 3G , HSPA+
Wavebands: 850Mhz • 900MHz • 1900MHz • 2100MHz
Frequency Band: 2.4GHz • 5.0GHz
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
RF Network standard: 802.11b/g/n
Wireless Facility: Yes
GPS Receiver Type: AGPS aupport, GLONASS Support
DLNA: Yes

System
Operating System: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Software: KIES, KIES Air, Samsung Apps, ChatON, Instagram, Paper Artist, Dropbox, Gallery, Photo wizard, Video Editor, AllShare Play, S-Suggest, S-Voice
Sensor Types: Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyro-sensor, Gyro-sensor (for OIS)

Battery: 1.65 mAh
Standby time: Up to 280 Hours

Dimensions: 1.91cm (D) x 7.08cm (H) 12.87cm (W)
Weight: 0.300 kg


Honestly I haven't seen such specs in any other digital camera especially with compact size like the Galaxy GC100.

And here is unboxing video and short video review of the Samsung Galaxy GC100 EK-GC100ZKABTU camera:

Price
We can't say that the Samsung Galaxy GC100 EK-GC100ZKABTU is an expensive camera, especially with all this technology under the hood. With a price tag of around 500 Euro (£400 in UK) it is not cheap as well. Considering there is not much competition in this segment it is not a surprise that the Galaxy GC100 is one of the current best sellers in the premium compact digital camera segment.

Many users like myself wouldn't bother spending so much money on non-DSLR camera and will keep on using what they currently have in hand (Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX9V in my case) because still many of us are not convinced we need Android OS for our compact digital cameras.

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Samsung UE39F5000 39-inch Full HD LED TV specs and review

Price, features and specifications of the 39-inch Full HD LED TV Samsung UE39F5000

Samsung UE39F5000 review
Samsung UE39F5000 39-inch Full HD LED TV

Samsung UE39F5000 review - this 39-inch Full HD LED TV is one of the latest budget big screens from Samsung. The company focused on offering high-quality panel with less features (no Smart TV and 3D) but keeping a low price tag for those who need quality TV and want to stay on a tight budget. 

Design
Samsung UE39F5000 has simple and yet elegant design with clean lines and no shiny metal parts anywhere on this TV. The panel itself is pretty thin and so is its frame. The stand is pretty stable and holds the UE39F5000 firmly on place. 
Samsung UE39F5000 measures 89.56 x 53.3 x 4.94 cm and weighs around 7.5 kg (without stand). The TV can be mounted on walls with the help of VESA stand and mini VESA stand. 

Features and picture quality
As I already mentioned the  UE39F5000 is not equipped with the latest technology that Samsung has to offer. It has quality LED backlit panel with 100 Clear Motion Rate. For improving the picture quality Samsung is using some pretty well known technologies like the HyperReal Engine, Wide Color Enhancer Plus and Mega Contrast. 
Watching Full HD 1080p content with 1920 x 1080 resolution on this TV is a real pleasure. No ghosting and backlight bleeding effects are noticed on this screen which once again shows that this is one quality LED panel.

Sound
The sound in the Samsung UE39F5000 is provided by two quality 10W speakers with Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pulse, DTS Studio Sound and DTS Premium Audio support.

Connectivity
Samsung UE39F5000 has plenty of connection options on board - Component (Y / Pb / Pr), Composite (AV), 2x HDMI, RF In, USB (media player supported), Scart, CI and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Samsung UE39F5000 also supports ConnectShare Movie (through USB).

Price
Samsung UE39F5000 is not the cheapest 39-inch Full HD LED TV on the market today but it is definitely one of the best performing and the price of 500 Euro (around £360 in UK) can be considered a fair offer.

I can also recommend you two other pretty good TVs from Samsung with similar screen size but with few functional differences - Samsung UE40F7000 which is our top choice in the segment and the budget Samsung UE40EH5000K.
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LG 32LN575S 32-inch Full HD Smart LED TV

LG 32LN575S 32-inch Full HD Smart LED TV price, specifications and review

LG 32LN575S review
LG 32LN575S

LG 32LN575S review - today at our Test and Review blog we are going to take a closer look at one of the new 32-inch Full HD LED TVs from LG. LG 32LN575S has compact design and dimensions and offers  very good picture quality and variety of Smart TV functions. It also has a very appealing price tag which sits somewhere in the middle of 32-inch LED TV segment. 

Design and dimensions
The 32LN575S has nice, clean and simple design probably because of the fact LG decided to have this TV entirely in black. LG 32LN575S is quite thin and so is the frame that surrounds the panel itself. It has very compact dimensions for a 32-inch TV - 73.8 x 43.7 x 7.9 cm  and weighs around 6 kg (without stand).

Main features
LG 32LN575S is a 1080p Full HD LED TV with maximum supported resolution of 1920 x 1080. LG uses Direct LED technology to backlit the 32-inch panel but unfortunately it doesn't support local dimming (that is still feature for much more expensive TVs) so some ghosting or backlight bleeding effects may occur from time to time (but not necessary though). 
The Motion Clarity Index (MCI) of this TV is 100Hz which is OK for programs with fast moving objects (sports or action movies). LG is also using technologies like Triple XD Engine, Resolution Upscaler, Smart Color Gradation and Picture Wizard II for improving the overall picture quality offered by this TV. 
LG 32LN575S is also a Smart TV with built-in WiFi adapter and variety of useful smart functions like open browser, App store and social apps. 

Interfaces and connections
One of the reasons why I sometimes like LG TVs much better than their main competitors from Samsung is the fact new  LG LED TVs usually come better equipped with connectivity options (ports and interfaces).
And that is the case here, I  have seen much more expensive 32-inch Samsung LED TVs with less connection choices than the LG 32LN575S. In this one you can rely on 3x HDMI ports, 3x USB (with media playback), RF in, Scart Full, Component (Y,Pb,Pr), Digital audio, PC audio, LAN and 3.5mm headphone jack. Probably the only thing I can see missing is the RGB In (D-sub 15pin) - PC which I myselg am using pretty often with my Sony KDL-32EX650.   

Price
LG 32LN575S has many good qualities and its price is one of them. This 32-inch Full HD Smart LED TV is offered for 400-450 Euro which is a very good price considering this is still a new model for LG.

And in case you are interested in buying 32-inc LED TV you may also take a look at the Sony Bravia KDL-32R420  / Sony Bravia KDL-32R420A

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E-Fun Nextbook Premium 8SE 8-inch Android 4.0 tablet

E-Fun Nextbook Premium 8SE 8-inch Android 4.0 tablet specifications and review

E-Fun Nextbook Premium 8SE 8-inch Android 4.0 tablet
E-Fun Nextbook Premium 8SE 8-inch Android 4.0 tablet


E-Fun Nextbook Premium 8SE tablet review - this cheap Android tablet is offered for quite some time now and it has become one of the most popular 8-inch tablets in this segment.

E-Fun Nextbook Premium 8SE has very similar specifications as the slightly smaller eFun Nextbook Premium 7SE but of course the display is just a little bigger.


E-Fun Nextbook Premium 8SE video review

Here are the main specs of the E-Fun Nextbook Premium 8SE tablet:

  • Display: 8-inch TFT LCD Capacitive Multi-touch
  • Display resolution: 800x600
  • CPU:  1 GHz single-core ARM Cortex A8
  • RAM: 512 MB DDRIII
  • Storage space:  4.0 GB
  • Micro SD/TF card support: up to 32 GB
  • Camera: 0.3 MP front facing camera
  • Battery: 4200mAh Li-Pol
  • Battery work time: 5-8 hours
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • 3G support: Yes (external)
  • Bluetooth: No
  • GPS: No
  • Mic: Yes
  • G-sensor: Yes
  • Interfaces and ports: 3.5 mm  headphone jack,  TF Card Slot, Mini USB
  • OS: Google Android 4.0 operating system
  • Tablet dimensions: 205.00x155.00x 10.00 mm
  • Weight: 485.00g

As you can see the E-Fun Nextbook Premium 8SE relies on pretty basic hardware but we should not forget this is a cheap Android tablet after all.

Price
Probably the biggest advantage of the 8-inch E-Fun Nextbook Premium 8SE is its price. You can find this tablet for around £70-80. Considering what this tablet has to offer this seems like a pretty fair price.
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Samsung UE32F6400 32-inch 3D Smart LED TV

Review of the 32-inch Full HD 3D Smart LED TV Samsung UE32F6400

Samsung UE32F6400 review
Samsung UE32F6400 32-inch 3D Smart LED TV

Samsung UE32F6400 is the latest suggestion from Samsung in the 32-inch LED TV class. This Full HD 3D Smart LED TV is fully equipped and no matter its high price tag it is definitely good value for money. 
In this review we are going to take a look at the main features and specs of the Samsung UE32F6400 and see if this TV is really worth the money. 
Currently Samsung is making some of the best LED panels and that is one of the reasons it is in the world top 3 manufacturers of 3D and Smart TVs.

Design and looks
Samsung UE32F6400 looks very stylish thanks to its thin frame and metal finish of the stand. I personally don't like shiny stuff like brushed aluminium on my TV but most consumers find this attractive. 
The TV itself is part of Samsung's One Design series and is very thin and the overall feeling is for much smaller device than it actually is. The shiny quad stand keeps the UE32F6400 stable on its place. 

Picture quality
Samsung is using plenty of its latest high-end technologies to improve the picture quality of the UE32F6400 and make it one of the benchmarks in this segment. The Full HD 1080p picture is combined with technologies like 200 Clear Motion Rate and Auto Motion Plus 120 / 240 Hz. The Wide Color Enhancer Plus is a software which improves how colors appear and make them look much more natural. Of course you also have the 3D HyperReal Engine for 3D movies and programs and Mega Contrast for dynamic distribution of high contrast. 

3D
Samsung is one of the manufacturers which prefers to use active 3D technology. Samsung UE32F6400 is equipped with active 3D with very good performance from almost any angle. You also have 3D converter and Samsung 3D app in the Smart hub. 

Smart TV
The great performance of the Samsung UE32F6400 as a Smart TV is thanks to its dual-core processor which manages all tasks much faster and smoother than other conventional Smart TVs. Samsung UE32F6400 has built-in WiFi adapter and easily connects to your home network and the Internet. There is plenty of apps that are available for this TV - open browser, social networks, Samsung 3D and many others.

Connectivity
Samsung UE32F6400 has plenty of connection options on board - 4x HDMI, 3x USB, RF In, IR out, Ethernet (LAN), Component and Composite, Digital audio and 3.5 mm headphone jack are all available. You can also rely on Samsung WiFi Direct, AllShare and ConnectShare for easier and faster transfer. 

Sound
Samsung UE32F6400 delivers good sound from its two 10W speakers but this TV would be much better with some quality external sound system. DTS Studio Sound, Dolby Digital Plus/ Dolby Pulse and DTS Premium Audio 5,1 are supported by the UE32F6400. You can also enjoy 3D sound but this option is not suitable for all programs so I would recommend you to have it off by default. 

Price
We can't expect fully equipped  32-inch 3D Smart LED TV to be cheap and this one is not as well. Samsung UE32F6400 can be found in tech stores for around £500 which is a good deal for a premium brand TV with this many features. 

I would also recommend you few other very capable TVs in this segment like Sony Bravia KDL-32R420A /    Sony Bravia KDL-32R420 and Samsung UE32ES6300. You can also check our Best 32-inch Full HD TV selection.
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Acer TravelMate P253-E laptop review

Price, specifications and review of the cheap 15.6-inch laptop Acer TravelMate P253-E


Acer TravelMate P253-E


Acer TravelMate P253-E is one of the affordable and quite popular 15.6-inch laptops on the market today. But the TravelMate P253-E is not popular only because of its low price tag but also because it performs pretty well and is one of those products that we can say are good value for money.

There are few different versions of the Acer TravelMate P253-E laptop but the model we are going to review today is powered by 1.8GHz dual-core Celeron processor which is one of the cheapest processor from Intel's dual-core division. This 1000M Celeron processor has 2MB Cache and is good enough for most of your daily tasks like Internet browsing, watching HD content or playing some games.

Thankfully Acer inserted 8GB of DD3 RAM which not something common for a budget laptop.

The massive 750GB hard drive is probably going to be more than enough for most users.

The 15.6-inch glossy LED screen of the TravelMate P253-E has HD resolution of 1366 x 768.

As for the video performance, you can rely on integrated Intel HD Graphics which is definitely not the perfect choice for gamers and graphic designers.

Acer TravelMate P253-E laptop is pretty well equipped with connection options like 802.11b/g/n Wireless,    USB 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet and VGA. You also get webacam with mic for Skype and conference calls.

The battery of the TravelMate P253-E holds charge up to 4 hours with the help of Acers' power management system.

Acer TravelMate P253-E laptop comes pre-installed with Windows 8 operating system.


Acer TravelMate P253-E unboxing video



Here are the main specs of the Acer TravelMate P253-E laptop:


Processor: Intel Celeron 1000M Dual Core (1.8GHz, 2MB Cache)

Screen: 15.6-inch LED display ( HD Resolution)

Display resolution: 1366 x 768 HD

RAM: 8GB (DDR3)

Hard drive: 750GB HDD

Optical drive: DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)

Graphics: Integrated (Intel HD Graphics)

Wireless: WiFi 802.11b/g/n ,

Network card: 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet

Extra: Webcam with Microphone, 5-in-1 card reader, USB 2.0 ports, VGA, HDMI

Speakers: stereo speakers

OS: Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit operating system

Battery: up to 4 hours



As you can see Acer TravelMate P253-E has all the basic stuff of a modern computer and at the price of just £275 (currently on sale at eBay UK) it can be considered as one good laptop deal.


You can also take a look at few other capable Acer laptops like Acer Aspire 5755G, Acer Aspire E1-571, Acer Aspire V5-571 and Acer Aspire 5560G.
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Nurvo Horizon cheap 7-inch Android tablet

Nurvo Horizon tablet review - price, features and specifications of the cheap 7-inch Android tablet with All winner A13 processor

Nurvo Horizon cheap 7-inch Android tablet
Nurvo Horizon - cheap 7-inch Android tablet review

Nurvo Horizon has been on the market for quite some time and it is now one of the most popular cheap Android tablets with  All winner A13 processor.

This 7-inch version of the Nurvo Horizon has pretty basic specs and will not impress with performance but it is budget-friendly device so we can't expect any cutting edge technology.
Probably the biggest drawback of most cheap Android tablets is the volume of their RAM memory. The Nurvo Horizon has the same problem with its 512MB of RAM. And though the single-core 1.2 GHz All winner A13 processor performs pretty well it can't make up for the lack of physical memory.
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Samsung UE42F5700 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV

Price, features, specs and product review of the 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV Samsung UE42F5700

Samsung UE42F5700 review
Samsung UE42F5700 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV review

Samsung UE42F5700 review - here is another one of the latest Samsung LED TVs and this 42-inch Full HD LED TV is definitely worth taking a look.

Though the UE42F5700 offers plenty of interesting and useful features in is not part of Samsung's high-end TVs. This more of budget friendly 42-inch TV with exceptional picture quality and Smart TV functions.

Design

Samsung UE42F5700 is a nice and stylish looking TV with very good build quality and is part of Samsung's One Design series. It is made of hard plastics and some metal finish on the stand.  The frame is quite thin and doesn't ruin the compact dimensions of the TV - 97.18 x 57.69 x 4.94 cm. The panel itself is quite thin and will fit in most tight spaces.

Picture quality

Samsung UE42F5700 offers very good Full HD 1080p picture quality and watching movies in 1920 x 1080 resolution is a real pleasure. Samsung is using few of their clever technologies for improving the overall quality of the images - HyperReal Engine, Wide Color Enhancer Plus, 100 Clear Motion Rate are all available in the UE42F5700.

Smart TV

Samsung UE42F5700 is a Smart TV 2.0 with Smart Interaction 2.0 apps. I myself have tried plenty of different Smart TV interfaces from LG, Sony and many other brands but Samsung offers probably the most intuitive user interface for their Smart TV functions. Connecting to the Internet apps is quite easy thanks to the built-in WiFi adapter and WiFi Direct function.

Connection

You can rely on plenty of different connection options in the Samsung UE42F5700 TV. Ports and interfaces like 3x HDMI, LAN, 2x USB (with media player and USB HID), SCART, component and composite, CI, IR out and headphone jack are all available.  There is also a very useful function called  AllShare which allows you to share content or get mirror view of a screen.

Price

Samsung UE42F5700 is offered for around 650 Euro and it is a fair price considering the features and specs this TV has.

Currently Samsung also offers few other pretty good TVs of this size like the Samsung UE42F5000 which is a bit cheaper because it lacks Smart TV functions or the smaller 40-inch Samsung UE40F7000
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AOC e2343Fi 23-inch Full HD LED monitor

AOC e2343Fi monitor price, specifications and review

AOC e2343Fi

AOC e2343Fi is one of the affordable 23-inch Full HD LED monitors and it is going to be the object of our short review today.

There are plenty of quality monitors offered in this class so the e2343Fi has very strong competition in the face of monitors like the Acer S231HLbidDell S2340L-14 or the LG 24EA53VQ.
And here is what the AOC e2343Fi offers as features and specs:
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Sony KDL-55W805 55-inch Full HD 3D TV review

Price, specifications and review of the 55-inch 3D Smart TV Sony KDL-55W805


Sony KDL-55W805 review
Sony KDL-55W805 55-inch Full HD 3D TV

Sony KDL-55W805 review - today at our Test and Review blog we are going to take a look at one big TV. And what a TV that is... Sony KDL-55W805 is a 55-inch Full HD 3D Smart TV.

Here are its main features and specs:
  • TV type: Full HD 1080P Smart LED TV
  • 3D: Passive
  • Motionflow XR 400hz
  • Sense of Quartz Design
  • Clear Phase Speakers
  • Freeview HD
  • Over 1000000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • X-Reality Pro Picture Engine
  • 24p True Cinema
  • Live Color Technology
  • Seamless streaming
  • One Touch Mirroring
  • Hotel Mode Option
  • S-Force Front Surround 3D Sound
  • Dolby Digital & Dolby Digital Plus
  • USB HDD Ready
  • TV dimensions (WxHxD): 1253x735x64 mm

And that is just a small part of what the 55-inch Sony KDL-55W805 has to offer. It has great Smart TV features, amazing 3D sound and plenty of connection options (fully equipped with ports and interfaces).

TV unboxing video


Price
Sony KDL-55W805 is pretty expensive but we wouldn't expect anything different for a fully equipped 55-inch 3D LED TV. It costs around 2000 Euro (£1,500 in UK)

With the big screen and all the extras Sony KDL-55W805 is probably the perfect TV for home cinema but in case it is above your budget you can take a look at the Sony Bravia KDL-42W805 and the LG 42LA691S.
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Ematic Genesis EGL26BL cheap 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet

Price and specifications of the cheap 7-inch Android tablet Ematic Genesis EGL26BL

Ematic Genesis EGL26BL tablet
Ematic Genesis EGL26BL tablet review


Ematic Genesis review - this cheap 7-inch Google Android 4.0 tablet probably has the biggest discount at eBay these days - 78% from $250 to $55 now (for manufacturer refurbished). I honestly don't think that this tablet even deserves a $250 price tag and I will explain why in a while.

But first lets take a look at the main features and specifications of the 7-inch Ematic Genesis.
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Sony Bravia KDL-42W805 3D TV with Triluminos display

Price, specifications and short review of the 42-inch 3D Smart TV Sony KDL-42W805

Sony KDL-42W805
Sony Bravia KDL-42W805 3D Smart TV


Sony Bravia KDL-42W805 review - this is probably one of the most expensive 42-inch LED TVs on the market today. Sony Bravia KDL-42W805 is a premium 42-inch 3D Smart LED TV offering some of the latest technology and features.

Sony Bravia KDL-42W805 is very well build and stylish TV with some Sony design elements that you will not find in devices from other TV brands.
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LG 42LA691S 42-inch 3D LED TV

LG 42LA691S 42-inch 3D LED TV price, specifications and review

LG 42LA691S 42-inch 3D LED TV
LG 42LA691S 42-inch 3D LED TV

LG 42LA691S review - today in our Test and Review blog we are going to take at one of the newest 42-inch premium LG TVs. LG 42LA691S is a high-end Full HD 3D LED TV with Smart TV features and quite impressive specifications.

TV looks and design

LG 42LA691S is one awesome looking device and will fit well to any interior design.  LG 42LA691S looks very stylish thanks to the high-quality materials that LG used to make this TV and thanks to the fact this TV is almost frameless. The metal finish on the bottom part of the panel and on the stand show this is not just another 42-inch TV but a quality piece of technology.

LG 42LA691S  keeps relatively tight dimensions at 95.1 x 56.4 x 3.45 cm (without stand) and weighs around 12 kg (without stand).

Features and technology

And when talking about technology we should say this TV is totally packed with it. It is not only the quality Full HD 1080p IPS Edge LED panel with 400Hz Motion Clarity Index and local dimming but also the improved Cinema 3D and Smart TV functions that really impress in the 42LA691S.

The Triple XD Engine, Resolution Upscaler, Dynamic Color Enhancer, Smart Color Gradation and Picture Wizard II are the key technologies which LG uses to make the picture quality in this TV very close to perfect. LG 42LA691S also supports Real Cinema 24p.

LG 42LA691S has both analogue and digital Freeview HD tuners.

3D

LG uses their popular Cinema 3D technology supporting SG/FPR/AR/GPR 3D types and S/S, T/B, C/B, F/S formats. There also few very useful technologies used to find, convert and improve 3D picture. 3D Sound Zooming and Dual Play are also supported by the LG 42LA691S. This TV is supplied with comfortable Flicker-Free 3D glasses which improve significantly the overall 3D experience.

Smart TV

LG 42LA691S offers plenty of Smart TV functions including their popular Magic Remote control which makes controlling all the various smart functions of this TV just a bit easier and more intuitive.

With this TV you also receive apps like 3D World, Premium Content, Time Machine II, Game World and LG Cloud.

Of course the LG 42LA691S has an open browser and it easily connects to the Internet thanks to the built-in WiFi N adapter with WiFi Direct.

Connection

LG 42LA691S has almost any connection option and interface that you can think of - USB, HDMI, SCART, LAN, RF, Digital Audio, RF, CI, Component, headphone jack and few others. The 3x USB ports can be used as media players and playback movies, pictures and music of almost any format (not all though).

Sound

LG 42LA691S offers premium sound quality thanks to its two 12W stereo speakers and subwoofer and LG's Clear Voice II technology for improving audio quality. Dolby Digital decoder and Virtual Surround Plus are the other technologies that take car for the better sound experience of this 42-inch 3D LED TV.

Price

LG 42LA691S is not a cheap TV but it is definitely one that's worth the money. It costs around 800 Euro and currently it is mostly sold in Eastern Europe and Asia but LG will cover other markets pretty soon.

Verdict

LG 42LA691S is a premium TV with high price tag and if LG wants this TV to be successful it will have to face tough competitors like the Samsung UE40F7000 and the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650A.

There are also few other cheaper 42-inch Full HD LED TV that you may like - Samsung UE42F5000LG 42LM3450LG 42LA640S and LG 42LA660S. My personal favorite is the 42LA660S which is an exceptionally well equipped TV and is also great value for money product.
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Samsung UE42F5000 Full HD LED TV review

Samsung UE42F5000 42-inch Full HD LED TV specifications and review

Samsung UE42F5000 review
Samsung UE42F5000 Full HD LED TV
Samsung UE42F5000 review - Samsung released so many new LED TVs that I almost lost track of most of their new models. Today we are going to take a look at one of Samsung's budget 42-inch Full HD LED TVs which doesn't have any Smart TV functions or 3D but offers amazing picture quality. 

Design
Samsung UE42F5000 has nice and clean design, it is simple but at the same time looks elegant. The panel itself has relatively small frame and keeps tight dimensions of 971.8 x 576.9 x 49.4 mm including the stand.

Picture quality 
Samsung tried to keep the price of this one as low as possible but not by sacrificing picture quality. As a result the UE42F5000 impresses with very good Full HD 1080p picture. Actually this is probably this TV offers the best picture in this class no matter the strong competition from LG and Sony.  

Features
Samsung UE42F5000 doesn't have any interesting features that can impress you, it is the picture quality that Samsung focused on. Nevertheless you can find technologies like Samsung’s Wide Color Enhancer which significantly improves picture quality. There is also a USB-media player which is quite intuitive and will run almost any movie type, image or song. 

Sound
The sound in the Samsung UE42F5000 is provided by two 10W stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus/dolby pulse, DTS Studio and DTS Premium Audio which improve sound quality and optimize it for different conditions.

Connectivity
Samsung UE42F5000 has plenty of connection options on board - USB, 2x HDMI, RF In, composite Y / Pb / Pr, composite AV, SCART and 3.5 mm headphone jack are all available in this 42-inch TV.

Price
The price of the Samsung UE42F5000 is not too high considering the good picture quality it offers but you can definitely find cheaper 42-inch Full HD LED TVs. This one costs around $500 (£400 in UK) and it stands somewhere in the middle in this segment.

In case you are interested in buying new 42-inch LED TV you should definitely check the Finlux 42F503, the LG 42LA640S or the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650A.
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Asus X55V laptop review - everything you need to know

Asus X55V laptop price, specifications and my full product review

Asus X55V
Asus X55V laptop


Today at our Test and Review we are taking a look at the 15.6-inch laptop Asus X55V. And since this particular computer is not very popular this is going to be a quick tour around the X55V laptop, pointing out its main features and specs as well as its pros and cons. I have tested this machine only for couple of hours but I believe these impressions are quite valuable for consumers interested in this particular Asus laptop.

Key features:
  • Intel Core processors

  • Up to 1TB hard drive

  • Sturdy build quality - solid design and build

  • Good keyboard - good key travel and feel
  • 15.6 wide-screen display - HD resolution
  • Acceptable battery life
  • Decent price
  • Widnows 8 OS - not the best choice for an operating system
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LG 42LA660S 42-inch 3D LED Smart TV review

LG 42LA660S 42-inch 3D LED Smart TV price and specifications

LG 42LA660S 42-inch 3D LED Smart TV
LG 42LA660S 42-inch 3D LED Smart TV 

LG 42LA660S review - honestly I am getting real confused with the latest LG TV series, they released so many new models whit similar specs that sometimes it is quite hard to tell the differences. 
We reviewed the LG 42LA640S which appeared to be one very good 42-inch 3D TV. But LG just thought that was not enough and released the LG 42LA660S which is 3D LED Smart TV of the same size but with some improved features and specs like the better refresh rate and micro pixel control (local dimming).

Design 
LG 42LA660S is a very stylish looking TV, with design very similar to the cheaper LG 42LA640S. But there are few key differences between these two TV sets. The 42LA660S has thinner frame which is actually so small that you can tell there isn't a frame that surrounds the panel at all. LG decided to have the 42LA660S entirely in black just like most of their new premium TVs.

LG 42LA660S TV
LG 42LA660S

LG 3D glasses
LG 42LA660S 3D glasses

LG 42LA660S

LG 42LA660S magic remote
LG 42LA660S magic remote

Picture quality

You can't and you shouldn't be expecting anything but the best quality from the LG 42LA660S TV. It offers amazing Full HD 1080p picture and a very good 3D experience thanks to the Cinema 3D and the Triple XD Engine, Resolution Upscaler, Smart Color Gradation, Dynamic Color Enhancer technologies which significantly improves the picture quality. 

Plenty of Smart TV functions are available for the LG 42LA660S including open web browser, social apps and 3D World. All these are controlled quite easy with the Magic Motion remote control which offers variety of ways to control the different functions of the TV (with gesture, voice or few other ways). 
Connecting the LG 42LA660S to the Internet is very easy thanks to the built-in WiFi adapter and the WiFi Direct function.

Sound

LG 42LA660S offers very good audio quality. It is equipped with two 12W premium speakers and subwoofer (two channel system) and thanks to clever technologies like the  Clear Voice II and the Virtual Surround Plus this TV performs exceptionally well in this category. Of course I don't even have to mention that you would be much better with any external sound system of $100 and above. 

Price

LG 42LA660S is not a cheap TV but it was never meant to be cheap. It is a fully equipped high-end 42-inch   3D LED Smart TV and its price of around $750 is pretty good for what this TV has to offer.
Probably the biggest competitor of the LG 42LA660S that I can think of right now is the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 and probably the slightly smaller Samsung UE40F7000.

Verdict
LG 42LA660S is a great value for money TV and I strongly recommend it.
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Dell S2340L-14 23-inch IPS LED monitor review

Price, specifications and review of the 23-inch IPS LED monitor Dell S2340L-14











Dell S2340L-14 monitor review
Dell S2340L-14 23-inch IPS LED monitor

Dell S2340L-14 review - this is one of the latest 23-inch LED monitors offered by Dell and it is also one of   the most affordable IPS panels from this brand.

Dell S2340L-14 is a Full HD monitor with maximum resolution of 1920x1200 and refresh rate of 60 Hz.

The contrast ratio of 1000:1 (8 000 000: 1 dynamic) is OK but the brightness of 250 cd/m2 shows this is definitely not a high-end monitor.

The great viewing angles of this IPS panel and good response time of 7ms make the Dell S2340L-14 perfect   for home and office work but that is not a great choice for a gaming monitor.

The price of the Dell S2340L-14 23-inch IPS LED monitor is also very good. You can find it in computer stores for around $220 which is looks like an amazing deal for a 23-inch IPS monitor from a premium brand.


You can also take a look at the smaller 21.5-inch Dell ST2220L LED monitor.
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Sony Bravia KDL-32R420 TV

Price, specifications and review of the 32-inch HD LED TV Sony Bravia KDL-32R420 

Sony Bravia KDL-32R420 review
Sony Bravia KDL-32R420 TV
Sony Bravia KDL-32R420 is one of the latest offers in Sony's model line. It is a budget 32-inch HD LED TV which offers amazing 720p picture. 
I can tell you a lot about this TV but just because of all the similarities with another of Sony's 32-inch TVs please refer to the Sony Bravia KDL -32R420A review and you will get better idea what is the KDL-32R420 TV all about. Almost all features and specifications are exactly the same and so is the price.

You are also welcome to check the rest of our top picks for best 32-inch Full HD TVs or the rest of our TV reviews.
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Freelander PD10 7-inch Android tablet

Freelander PD10 7-inch Android tablet specifications and quick review

Freelander PD10 review
Freelander PD10 tablet

Freelander PD10 review - this is one of the most popular tablet from this manufacturer and there is a new version coming soon - the PD10 Typhoon 2 which will have a very fast quad-core processor and upgraded specs.

Basically Freelander PD10 is a 7-inch Google Android 4.0 tablet with 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 dual core processor and plenty of useful features.

The 7 inch 5-point capacitive touch screen of this tablet has resolution of 1024x600 and performs very well in different conditions.

The Freelander PD10 has 1GB of DDR3 RAM and and 8GB of internal storage memory with the option of using additional microSD cards which can top the space for storage up to 32GB.
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LG 42LA640S 42-inch 3D Smart TV review

Price, specifications and review of the 42-inch 3D Smart TV LG 42LA640S

LG 42LA640S 42-inch 3D Smart TV review
LG 42LA640S
LG 42LA640S review - I think the most accurate description for this TV would be something like 'great value for money' and there are plenty of reasons to say that. LG 42LA640S offers most of the latest technology at a very reasonable price and that is why we think it is currently one of the top three 42-inch LED TVs.

In this review we are going to take a look at the key features of the 42LA640S 3D TV so you can get better idea of what is this device all about.

Looks and feel
LG decided to have this TV entirely in black color so it looks very elegant and unlike some shiny Samsung TV sets it will stay discrete even in smaller rooms. The build quality is very good and the LG 42LA640S leaves the impression of a high-end product which it really is.
LG 42LA640S has very thin frame so it keeps a relatively compact dimensions of 973x652x294 mm (with stand) and weight of 14.2 kg (not very light, isn't it). 

Main features and specs
LG 42LA640S has plenty to offer in this category as it is almost fully packed with the latest technology. Its Edge LED panel has Full HD 1080p resolution of 1920 x 1080 and Motion Clarity Index (MCI) of 200Hz and 24p Real Cinema.

One of the main features in the 42LA640S is the CINEMA 3D Technology which is not only one of the best in class 3D technologies but also offers functions like 3D Depth Adjustment, 3D converter, 3D Sound Zooming, 3D image correction and Dual Play ready. LG 42LA640S usually comes with 4 pairs of quality 3D glasses which offer amazing flicker-free 3D experience. For this TV LG uses passive 3D technology.

LG 42LA640S is also a Smart TV with wide variety of useful functions.  To make this TV really functional LG integrated their  Smart Home interface and apps like 3D World,  Game World, Premium Content, LG Cloud and many others. And to make all these features easy to handle LG decided to make this TV Magic remote compatible but unfortunately the remote isn't included in the standard package so you will have to pay extra for that.

Connectivity
LG 42LA640S will not disappoint you in this category.  Like many other premium TVs in this class it is fully packed with connection options which I am just going to mention - built-in WiFi with WiFi Direct function, Component, composite, 3x HDMI, SCART, 3x USB 2.0, RF, Component, headphone jack, Digital Audio and few others. Probably the only drawback that I can point out here is the lack of  RGB In (D-sub 15 pin) which is offered in many of the other competitors in this class.

TV functions
LG 42LA640S has standard analogue TV tuner and DVB-T/DVB-C/DVB-S2 digital tuner and Common Interface Plus (CI+). 

Sound
The sound in the LG 42LA640S is provided by two 10W quality stereo speakers with Dolby Digital decoder, Virtual Surround Plus and LG's Clear Voice II and technologies. The speakers sound loud and clear but lack of any subwoofer can me marked as a minus but I guess whoever buys this TV will also spend some extra cash on quality external sound system. 

Price
LG 42LA640S is not a cheap TV but it definitely isn't too expensive. At the price of around 670 Euro (around £640 in UK) it is great value for money and one of the best purchases that you can make in the 42-inch 3D Smart LED TV class. 

As a conclusion I can say that the LG 42LA640S is a very good 42-inch 3D Smart TV offered at a very good price. But before buying this one you can check what the competition has to offer - Samsung UE40F7000 and Sony Bravia KDL-42W650A are two of the very strong competitors in this segment.

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Samsung UE40F7000 3D LED TV review

Price, specifications and review of the 40-inch Full HD 3D LED TV Samsung UE40F7000

Samsung UE40F7000 3D LED TV review
Samsung UE40F7000 3D LED TV
Samsung UE40F7000 review - today we are going to focus our attention on one of the best Full HD LED TVs currently offered. Samsung UE40F7000 is a 40-inch 3D LED TV with Smart TV and amazing Full HD 1080p picture quality. Of course this TV is far from the cheapest in this segment but considering what it has to offer it probably offers the greatest value for money ratio. 

Design and looks
Samsung UE40F7000 is an amazing looking piece of equipment. Featuring the Samsung's One Design model line it looks solid, very well build, very stylish and will probably fit to any interior. The TV itself has a very thin frame which makes it look even more elegant and also makes it looks smaller than it actually is. It measures 905 x 548 x 34 mm without stand and 905 x 616 x 160 including the stand, dimensions which look quite compact for a 40-inch TV.

Main features 
Samsung UE40F7000 is fully packed with features and while reviewing all the stuff that this TV has I couldn't  find anything that is really missing - Full HD 1080p resolution, 800 Hz Clear Motion Rate, Samsung Smart hub with built-in WiFi, 3D HyperReal Engine, Mega contrast, Freeview HD, 24p Real Movie, Integrated video camera, Dolby Digital Plus and many many others. I am just going to mention these features without explaining each single one of them because it really is going to take me hours to do that. I am just gonna say it this way - this TV probably has any feature that is currently offered in new TV sets. 

Picture quality
The picture quality offered by the Samsung UE40F7000 is just amazing. Samsung is popular with building some of the best LCD panels in the world and this TV leaves no doubt about that - amazing colors, great viewing angles and no ghosting or backlight bleeding effects whatsoever.  
The 3D HyperReal Engine coupled with the active 3D glasses that come with this TV offer amazing 3D experience.

Sound
The sound just like the rest of this TV performs on a very high level. Samsung UE40F7000 has 2x 10W speakers with subwoofer have 3D effects and support DTS Premium Audio 5,1. The overall performance of  the speakers is very good and you can skip buying external sound system in case you get this TV.

Connectivity
Samsung UE40F7000 is fully equipped with all the connections options that you can think of - WiFi, DLNA, 4x HDMI, Composite AV/Y, 3x USB, Ethernet, PC in, SCART, IR out, headphone jack and RF in are all available in this TV. 
Samsung UE40F7000 review
Samsung UE40F7000
Price
Samsung UE40F7000 is a premium 3D LED TV and we can't expect it to be cheap. You can find it in tech stores for around £1250 which sounds like a lot of  money but when you take a look at all the good stuff this TV offers it definitely doesn't look that much. You will pay for a premium model from a top brand and that is what you are going to get - the highest performance in the class.

You can also take a look at the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650A, the Samsung UE32EH6030 or at the Finlux 40F6050 in case you are looking for something cheaper.
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Freelander unveils PD10 Typhoon 2 with MT6589 Quad Core

Freelander PD10 Typhoon 2 Android tablet specs and short review


Since Freelander PD10 Typhoon tablet sells well, the manufacturer will release a new upgraded version of it at the end of May. There're some online revealed news and rumors already. Different from the former one, new Freelander Typhoon 2 will be equipped with MT6589 quad core, Android 4.1 system.

The front camera will get improved to be 2.0MP (Old Freelander PD10 Typhoon's front camera is 0.3MP.) The rest features remain the same as the former one, including 7 inch IPS 5 Points Capacitive Touch Screen, 1024*600 Pixel, 1G DDR RAM, 4GB ROM, Built-in 2G/3G Phone Call, FM Radio, Bluetooth, GPS and Wifi. About the retail price, no big changes by compared to the former one.

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Sony Bravia KDL-32R420A HD LED TV review

Price, specifications and review of the 32-inch HD LED TV Sony Bravia KDL-32R420A

Sony KDL-32R420A
Sony Bravia KDL-32R420A HD LED TV 
Sony Bravia KDL-32R420A review - today at our consumer blog we are going to take a look at another of the new Sony LED TVs. The Bravia KDL -32R420A is a 32-inch HD ready LED TV offered at a very good price. 
Actually when I first saw the full specifications of the KDL -32R420A I was quite surprised to see that this is not a Full HD TV but only a 720p enabled device. That is something quite strange for me considering this is a brand new TV model line for Sony and I was expecting only the highest specs possible. But we shouldn't be too harsh on Sony as this is quite an affordable TV and it also offers great range of useful features which make up for the lower resolution. 

Desing and looks
Like most other Sony TVs the Bravia KDL-32R420A is a very good looking device, with amazing design made of high quality materials. The LCD panel itself is surrounded by a very thin frame so it keeps a very tight dimensions for a 32-inch TV: 73.1 x 46.6 x 17.1 cm (W x H x D ) with the stand and 73.1 x 44.1 x 7.6 cm (W x H x D ) without table stand. The TV weighs a bit over 5 kg. 
My overall impressions of the looks and the build quality of the Sony Bravia KDL -32R420A are very good and there is almost nothing to complain from. 

Picture quality
With this model Sony didn't focus on having the most advanced technologies in this TV but rather on making it a great performing budget LED TV. And I have too say they really succeeded in their try. Sony used some of their state of the art technologies which improve picture quality and make it better than the average for a TV in this class. The Clear Resolution EnhancerDirect LED backlighting and Motionflow XR 100Hz working all together make for the better experience and great picture quality of the KDL-32R420A.

Sound
The sound in the Sony Bravia KDL -32R420A is provided by two 8W stereo speakers which provide nice and clear sound but I think having an external surround system is a must for those who like to enjoy real cinema experience when watching sports or movies. Anyways these speakers are loud enough for daily use and you won't hear any rattles when higher tones appear. 

Connectivity
Like most other Sony Bravia TV sets the KDL-32R420A is fully packed with ports and interfaces - USB (with media player), HDMI, PCMCIA, SCART and few others are available in this TV.
Unfortunately you will not find extra features like built in WiFi but that is something quite normal considering the low price tag.

Price
As I already mentioned the KDL-32R420A is one of the affordable TVs from Sony's latest model line. You can find this TV for around 400 Euro. That is definitely a good price for a quality LED panel like this one but there are plenty of other 32-inch LED TVs  which offer Full HD 1080p resolution and even Smart TV features for the same price. But of course none of them will match the great looks and picture quality of the Sony Bravia KDL-32R420A.

I would also recommend you two of the other quality Sony LED TVs we had reviewed - Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 and Sony KDL-32EX650
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The Overwhelming Struggle with the Need for Stuff

George Carlin once blasted Americans (via a really funny comedy bit) for needing too much “stuff.” Nowhere is this truer than in the world of consumer electronics. It seems like every day there is some new gadget that looks great but that we’re convinced we don’t actually need (though we admit to wanting it really badly) but within six months becomes indispensable in our daily lives.

For example: a couple of years ago an iPad was considered something that nobody would really need but now there are all sorts of tablet computers being released. Some companies are even making tablet/laptop hybrids (which, let’s face it, look really cool in the commercials).
That’s great for the consumer electronics industry, but what does it mean for you personally and financially? You don't need to max out your credit cards to keep up.
And what if you’re struggling with finding an answer to the question of should you pay debt before saving? You’re undoubtedly trying to do something big - maybe buy a house, send a child to college, etc. Your debts are weighing on you. You need to save money.
But you really want that new toy. And everybody else has one. And it looks like it will make your life so much easier!
So how do you figure out whether or not you truly need it?

Is it Unique?

Does the new gadget perform a task that nothing you already own can perform for you? For example—smart TVs are great but if you have already got a Roku or a gaming console that will stream your media for you, you probably don’t need to buy a new television based on its “smarts” alone. If you don’t have those devices and have gotten truly tired of trying to stream TV on a laptop, investing in a smart TV (instead of a bunch of devices that stream media) could be a good idea - if you can afford it.

Will it Save You…Anything?

To continue with the smart TV example - a smart TV can save you a lot of space. You can get rid of your streaming media device, the dock for your MP3 player, etc. You can use one device to do the same job that would take a lot of other devices to perform. This saves you space and, over the long haul, money.

Have You Done Your Research?

One of the biggest problems with buying a new electronic device is that there will, inevitably, be a newer and better model released within 48 hours of your purchase. To prevent this from happening to you, do your homework. Find out whether or not a newer model is being developed or manufactured (or is coming down the pike). Find out what the outlook for your coveted device looks like. Is it set to be phased out within the next year? If it meets our first two criteria, you can afford it and it looks like it has a promising future (free of accessory purchases or upgraded versions at least for a while), it might be a worthwhile purchase.

There is a great infographic/chart thing on Gizmodo that will help you figure out whether you truly need that new gadget or not. How does your coveted item fare?
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