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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.

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.

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.


Here are the main features and specifications of the LG 42LN575S / 42LN575V :


Type: 42-inch Full HD 1080p LED TV with dual-core processor

Smart TV: Yes

Freeview HD: Built-in

WiFi:  Built-in, WiDi

Motion Clarity Index: 100Hz

Smart TV: Smart Share 2.0

Triple XD Engine

Resolution Upscaler

Audio output: 2x 10W speakers

Energy class: A



Connection options


3x HDMI

3x USB


Component In

Digital Audio Out


Scart

AV In

LAN

3.5mm headphone jack



LG 42LN575S / 42LN575V TV dimensions

968 x 579 x 79.0mm (WxHxD) without stand


968 x 629 x 236mm with stand

Weight: 9.6 kg without stand

Weight: 10.7 kg with stand



LG 42LN575S / 42LN575V price

Around 600 Euro (£520 in UK for the 42LN575V)


Verdict

As you can see the LG 42LN575S / 42LN575V is one very well equipped 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV offered at a good price. The picture quality it offers is also on a very good level, very close to the leaders in the segment and that is why we strongly recommend this TV.

 

If you are interested in 42-inch LED TVs you may want to take a look at LG 42LA640S, LG 42LM3450 and of course the amazing LG 42LA691S.

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.

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.

The 7-inch capactitive multi-touch screen of the Scroll Excel 2 has resolution of 800 x 480 which is pretty low by today's standards. There is a 0.3 MP front-facing camera on the top part of the frame.

Thankfully the connectivity options are much better than the rest of the hardware in this tablet - you can rely on fast 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth. You can also have 3G connection on this tablet with external 3G dongle. HDMI TV-Output (Mini HDMI) and 3.5 mm headphone jack are also available.

The battery of the Scroll Excel 2 is not very strong and holds charge for few hours before it needs recharging.

Scroll Excel 2 tablet dimensions: 213mm x 143mm x 13mm
Scroll Excel 2 tablet price: around £60
OS: Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system

As you can see for some £60 Storage Options Scroll Excel 2 is not that bad, definitely worth the popularity among the rest cheap Android tablets. The second version of the Scroll Excel shines with better build quality and some improved hardware and it deserves credits for keeping the low price tag.

Samsung Galaxy GC100 EK-GC100ZKABTU camera full specifications and video 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.

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.

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

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 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.


Of course there is strong competition in this segment - Tab 9 dual-core Android tablet, Nurvo Horizon II, Freelander PD60-A, DGM T-909 and the ALL WINNER A13 tablet are just some of the competitors.

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.

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.

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.

Specifications:

Here are the basic specs of the 7-inch Nurvo Horizon tablet:
1.2 GHz All winner A13 processor 
7-inch TFT LCD capacitive touch screen with 800x480 pixels display resolution
512MB RAM
54Mbps 802.11B/G WiFi
Android 4.0 OS
Built-in Micro-SD card slot up to 32GB
Built-in G-Sensor
Supports external 3G devices
Built-in digital camera
Built-in 4GB memory
Plays AVI,RM/ RMVB,FLV,MPG4 - 1,MPEG – 2 video format files
Plays MP3,WMA,AAC,AC3,WAV audio format files
Picture browsing of JPEG,BMP,GIF,PNG,TIFF format files

Price

As you can see it is all pretty basic but that is what you get for the price of £50 (it is cheap, isn't it). 
I myself wouldn't invest in such outdated device no matter how cheap it is and if you feel the same way you can take a look at some of the more capable Nurvo tablets - Nurvo Horizon 10.1  and Nurvo Horizon II.

Samsung UE42F5700 42-inch Full HD Smart LED TV


Price, features, specs and 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. In this segment there are other strong competitors like the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650, LG 42LA660S,  Sony Bravia KDL-42W805, LG 42LA640S, and LG 42LA691S.


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:

AOC e2343Fi specifications
Screen size: 23-inch
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 
Graphic mode: 60 Hz
Display area: 50.9 x 28.6 cm
Colors: 16.7 million
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Resolution (Maximum): 1920 x 1080 Pixels (1080p0
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
View angle (Vertical - Max): 160
View angle (Horizontal - Max): 170
Contrast ratio: 1000:1
Contrast ratio - Dynamic: 50,000,000:1
Response time: 5 ms
Horizontal frequency: 30 to 83 KHz
Horizontal frequency - Low: 30 KHz
Horizontal frequency - High: 83 KHz
Vertical frequency - Low: 55 Hz
Vertical frequency - High: 76 Hz
Vertical frequency: 55 to 76 Hz
Tilt (Forward/Backward): -5 to +18
Pixel pitch: 0.265 x 0.265 mm

And here is a short unboxing video of the AOC e2343Fi:

AOC e2343Fi unboxing

AOC e2343Fi price - the best thing about this monitor is that it is quite cheap. Offered at around £100-110 it is one of the most affordable 23-inch Full HD LED monitors.
AOC e970Swn 18.5-inch LED monitor

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.


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.

It is powered by 1.2GHz singe-core processor and has just 512MB of RAM which is quite not enough for a modern tablet.  I would rather pay $5-10 more and get cheap tablet with at least 1GB of DDR3 RAM rather than save some money and look at my tablet struggle with every application different than calculator.

The 7-inch capacitive touch-screen display of the Ematic Genesis EGL26BL has resolution of  800x480 and will not impress you neither with vivid colors nor with pinpoint accuracy.


The space for storage in this tablet is 4GB and you can add more with additional microSD card or just use the 5GB cloud storage option that is offered with the tablet

As for the connectivity options, you can rely on WiFi and micro USB.

One of the surprising features included in the Ematic Genesis EGL26BL is the front-facing camera (many cheap tablet manufacturers just skip this part).


As you can see the Ematic Genesis has pretty average specs even for a cheap tablet and that is the reason I think it was never worth $250.


Ematic Genesis EGL26BL video review



If you are interested in cheap tablets than you should definitely check the rest of our tablet reviews.

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.



So you are probably asking yourself what makes this TV so expensive and what differs it from the rest Full HD 1080p 3D TVs. Well, first of all we should probably mention the Triluminos display technology which Sony is using in this TV.  This is new backlight technology which performs significantly better than standard LED backlit panels.




Sony is also using their X-Reality PRO picture processing technology combined with the Motionflow XR 400 Hz.




The rest is pretty much 'basic' stuff for new Sony TVs - 24p True Cinema, Passive 3D, Wi-Fi Direct and many others. What I like most about Sony TVs is the fact that they usually come with all the ports and Interfaces that you can think of, so I am not even going to mention them, the KDL-42W805 has them all (USB, HDMI, SCART, PCMCIA...).

Sound





Sony Bravia KDL-42W805 has two 10W Bass Reflex Box speakers with S-Force Front Surround 3D and Dolby Digital Plus. They provide very nice and clear sound with deep bass.

Price



The price of the Sony Bravia KDL-42W805 is probably its only drawback. This TV costs around 1000 Euro which is a lot of money for a 42-inch TV.



And just in case you want something slightly cheaper you can take a look at the LG 42LA691S which is one of my favorite 42-inch 3D LED TVs.


And if you want something much cheaper than the  Bravia KDL-42W805 than you may like the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650, the LG 42LA660S or the LG 42LA640S. They are all pretty good TVs so you can't go wrong with any of these.

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.

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.

Asus X55V laptop review - everything you need to know

Asus X55V laptop price, specifications and quick 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



Hardware

Asus X55V is pretty well equipped laptop with almost everything you can get in this price range. It is powered by a fast 2.2GHz Intel Core i3 processor and has 6GB of DDR3 RAM. There is also a massive space for storage with either 750GB or  1TB HDD that this laptop comes with. There isn't any cutting edge technology in this laptop but we can say it is one of the well equipped budget 15.6-inch laptops.

The HD display of the Asus X55V also leaves very good impressions but it is glare screen so it doesn't perform very well under direct sunlight conditions.

One thing that accountants will appreciate in this laptop is the added numeric keyboard which is pretty comfortable to use but the overall feedback from all keys on the keyboard is poor.


laptop Asus X55V

Asus X55V


Asus X55V


keyboard Asus X55V


Asus X55V


notebook Asus X55V


Connections
Asus X55V does very well in this category as it comes with full range of connectivity options like fast WiFi N adpater, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, HDMI and few others.

Sound
Asus X55V offers some pretty good sound quality thanks to its Altec Lansing speakers which proved to be very good brand when talking about laptop speakers.

Battery
The standard 6-cell battery of the Asus X55V laptop holds charge for around 2-3 hours of work before it needs recharging.

Dell Inspiron N5050 laptop review


OS
Asus X55V laptop comes preinstalled with Windows 8 operating system.

Price
Though the  X55V is pretty well equipped it isn't expensive. You can find it for around $600 for the higher specs models of this laptop and much less for the base models with less extras.

And just to let you now you can find the Asus X55V laptop in many different variations with different hardware and extra features so these specs I mentioned are for this particular model. I have seen versions of the Asus X55V with Intel Celeron processor, less RAM and smaller HDD.

You can also take a look at the ASUS X53U-SX155V which is another affordable 15.6-inch laptop from this manufacturer.

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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.

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.

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.

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.


Freelander PD10 is a very well equipped tablet and it has good connectivity options. The fast 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi makes web browsing effortless but you can also use the WCDMA 3G option where WiFi is not available. This tablet also has a very functional dual-sim option where you can use 2 SIM cards at the same time. Bluetooth and GPS are also supported.

The tablet also has two cameras on board - one 0.3 megapixel front facing camera and a 2.0 megapixel rear camera.


Here is a list with the full specifications of the Freelander PD10 7-inch Android tablet:


CPU: MTK6577, Cortex A9, 1.2GHz.

GPU: SGX531ultra

Memory: 1GB DDR3

Storage device:8GB HDD

Support external TF card up to 32GB (Not included)

Operation system: Android 4.0 OS

Display: 7 inch 5-point capacitive touch screen

Resolution: 1024x600

G-sensor: Yes

Dual SIM: WCDMA 3G + GSM

WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi

2G GSM: 900/1800

3G WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100

HSPDAHSUPA Support

Camera Front Camera: 0.3M; Rear Camera: 2.0M

Picture format JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, etc

Audio format WAV, MP3, MP2, AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, Vorbis, APE

Video format H.264/720P, XVID/DIVX, MPEG4 SP/H.263/ASP, VP8

HDMI Support HD Video 1920x1080p

Supported languages: Chinese,English,Spanish, French, Polish,Italian,Dutch,Portuguese, etc.

I/O Port 1 xMini USB Port

1x 3.5mm Earphone Jack

1x HDMI port

2 x SIM Card slot

1 x TF card slot

Battery: 3200mAH

Application softwares Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, browser, Play Store, etc.

Software install Download from market or setup from TF card

Power Adapter Input Voltage: 100-240V; Output: DC5V/2A

Plug Standard: US



Price - though the Freelander PD10 is a very well equipped Android tablet it isn't expensive. You can find this tablet for around £110 which is not a bad deal at all.


I would also recommend you to take a look at the rest of the Freelander tablets that we had reviewed: Freelander PD800 RK3188 and the  Freelander PD60-A.