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Dell Latitude E7240 BIOS issue fixed

Dell Latitude E7240 BIOS issue fixed - root cause and resolution steps Dell Latitude E7240 The previously reported issue with the Dell Latitude E7240 seems to be fixed now with the latest drive update on Dell's support site. I've already installed the release and currently am monitoring if it will show any difference compared to previous behavior.  Dell Latitude E7240 keyboard test

Oral-B TriZone 500 electric toothbrush tested

Test and review of the electric toothbrush Oral-B TriZone 500 color edition (orange) Oral-B TriZone toothbrush We haven't paid too much attention to health improving products in our blog and that is why we are initiating a series of consumer tests and reviews of some interesting gadgets that do good for your health. Today we are testing the budget electric toothbrush Oral-B TriZone  in its orange version.

Samsung UE32H5030 - quality cheap 32 inch Full HD LED TV

Specifications and full review of the affordable 32 inch Full HD LED TV Samsung UE32H5030 Samsung UE-32H5030 - 32 inch Full HD LED TV In today's review I will share my impressions with the cheap 32 inch Full HD 1080p LED TV that I've been using for the last couple of days -  Samsung UE32H5030 .  And this is not my new TV as I am still with the lovely  Sony KDL-32EX650 which has been doing great job for me in the last couple of years.

Another successful year for the Test and Review blog

Test and Review in 2015 Our lovely product review blog enters 2015 after many challenges and difficulties but that all is in the past. We are all eager to start hard work in the new year and deliver more quality reviews to our readers. For 2015 our intention is to cover the same basic categories including consumer electronics (TV, Hi-Fi, digital cameras, etc.), computers, tablets and smartphones and of course some car reviews as well. 1000 product reviews and counting As I haven't posted any new reviews recently I would like to give you a short heads-up on what's coming in the next few weeks - we will have consumer test and full review of a very nice and affordable Braun electric toothbrush, interesting Lanaform air-purifying system, new budget 32-inch Samsung TV and some others. That's all from me for now, stay tuned for more interesting stuff and don't forget to have fun in the cold snowy days this winter.

Samsung UE40H7000 Full HD 3D LED TV - video review

Video review of the premium 40 inch Full HD 3D Smart LED TV Samsung UE40H7000 Samsung UE40H7000 is one of the popular premium LED TVs these days but it is also quite expensive, especially when compared to other 40 inch Full HD LED TV from top brands. Here is a quick video review presenting some of the main features of Samsung's H7000 series:

Samsung UE40H6200 40 inch Full HD Smart LED TV

Samsung UE40H6200 40 inch Full HD Smart LED TV review Samsung UE40H6200  is yet another LED TV that we particularly like and that is why today we will pay some more attention to it. We can easily say that the UE40H6200 is the cheaper version of Samsung UE40H6400 which comes with fancy smart remote control, better refresh rate and 2 pairs of 3D glasses. Other than that they are both offering rich colors, great picture quality and high performance thanks to the quad-core processing technology. Here is an interesting video where you can learn more about this 40 inch Full HD Smart LED TV : As for the price , we can say that the Samsung UE40H6200 is quite affordable especially if you consider all it has to offer. You can easily find this TV for around $500 in North America and around 400 Euros in European markets.

LG 32LB5610 - the best cheap 32 inch Full HD LED TV

Quick review of the affordable 32 inch Full HD LED TV LG 32LB5610 LG 32LB5610 - the best cheap 32 inch  Full HD LED TV Christmas in coming and I know a lot of you will rush into searching for the best presents. Many families will probably buy a new LED TV as a family Christmas present and that is why we will pay some more attention on the best online TV deals that you can find these days.  Today we stopped our attention at one of the most affordable 32-inch Full HD LED TVs on the market - the LG 32LB5610  which main features and specifications we will discuss in while.

Samsung UE40H6400 Full HD Smart LED TV review

Price, specifications and quick video review of the 40 inch Full HD 3D Smart LED TV Samsung UE40H6400 Today we are taking a look at one of the best sellers in the 40 inch Full HD Smart LED TV segment. Samsung UE40H6400 combines great picture quality and excellent set of features including Smart TV, active 3D technology and excellent sound quality as well.

Samsung UE40H5000 40 inch Full HD LED TV

Samsung UE40H5000 40 inch Full HD LED TV price and specifications Samsung UE40H5000 TV Today we are discussing one of the budget friendly big screen TVs and more specifically the Samsung UE40H5000 40 inch Full HD LED TV. It has a nice, clean and elegant design with the thin frame and stand decided almost entirely in black. This TV is relatively new on the market and we still haven't got the chance to test it but once we do I will make sure to share the information with you.

Disappointing battery life from Dell Latitude E7240 ultrabook

Dell Latitude E7240 scored very low in the battery life performance tests after couple of months of use After several months with the high-end ultrabook  Dell Latitude E7240 I have to admit that I am not really impressed with its battery life performance figures.

HP Pavilion X360 11-n010dx - a real competition for the Lenovo Yoga 11?

Quick video review of the 11.6" laptop with touchscreen HP Pavilion X360 11-n010dx If I have to be honest I no longer like HP laptops since I had to return my brand new HP Envy X2 after just two days of using it. I think this manufacturer used to make some of the best high-end laptops but they completely failed in their attempts to make a good hybrid computers. Today we are taking a closer look at one of their latest releases in the ultra-portable laptop market - the  Pavilion X360 11-n010dx . As I previously shared with you I was very happy using my HP EliteBook 6930p for about 5 years and it is still going pretty strong. But I needed a more compact device with stronger battery life that would last for a good day on the go. Then I tried with the Enxy X2 which looked awesome and had this great built quality and uni-body  design very similar to the MacBook Air. Unfortunately here is where all the good things ended up - the detachable screen was way to uncomfortable to use as a ta

Best HD and Full HD LED TVs

Short list with the best HD and Full HD LED TVs  - sizes, prices, specifications and performance Today at our consumer blog will be taking a closer look at some of the best performing HD and Full HD LED TVs , we will discuss prices, specs and consumer opinions for TV sets of different sizes and price ranges.

Do you like the all new iPhone 6 - poll results

Poll results from our recent survey "Do you like the all new iPhone 6" It seems like the marketing blurb called iPhone will continue for some more time. Most people would say that they are not interested in the extremely expensive iPhone but they would still buy it. So, as a short recap of what our readers voted about - 50% said that they don't like the all new iPhone 6, 42% say that they are totally not interested and only 7% seem to like the new Apple smartphone and are probably ready to buy it.  I will leave the comments on these results to you.

Driver and BIOS issues with Dell Latitude E7240

Driver and BIOS issues and problems with Dell Latitude E7240 - fan noise and heat I have been using the 12.5-inch  Dell Latitude E7240 ultrabook for more than a month now and I wanted to share few things that I think owners and future owners of this computer may find interesting. The issues The things that I want to cover today are related to fan noise and overheating of the laptop and what is it related to. You probably know that most ultrabooks have issues with overheating and that is why many people now prefer the ultra low voltage (ULV) equipped laptop and hybrid devices as they generate less heat and are much less intense on battery consumption even though ULV processors sacrifice on performance a little bit (well not a little but latest quad-core Intel Atom processors do just fine with most everyday computing tasks). Drivers recommended by Dell The issue that I recently noticed with my Latitude E7240 was caused by drivers recommended by Dell for this particul

Sony KDL-48W600B 48-inch Full HD LED TV specifications

Full specifications of the 48-inch Full HD LED TV Sony KDL-48W600B Sony KDL-48W600B TV specifications ·     Audio ·        Audio Power Output : 8W + 8W ·        Speaker Configuration : 2ch, Full Range (30 x 80 mm) x 2 ·        Speaker Position : Down Firing ·         Audio Features ·        Sony Original Surround : S-Force Front Surround ·        Headphone/Speaker Link : Yes ·        Alternate Audio (Digital) : Yes ·        Clear Phase Speaker : Yes ·        Signal-to-Sound Architecture : Yes ·        Digital Out Format : Dolby Digital, PCM ·        Auto Mute (on no signal) : Yes ·        Reflector : Yes ·        Sound Mode : Standard; Cinema; Sports; Music; Game; Compressed Audio ·        S-Master : Yes ·        Advanced Auto Volume : Yes ·        Sound Booster : Yes ·        Stereo System : MTS (AUTO SAP) ·        Audio Out : Fixed / Variable ·        Dolby® : Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pulse ·        5.1 Channel A

ASUS X200MA laptop specifications

Full specifications of the 11.6 inch touchscreen laptop ASUS X200MA  CPU Family: Intel Celeron Processor Number: 1007U CPU Speed: 1.5 GHz Memory Memory Size: 4096 MB Maximum RAM: 4096 MB Memory Bus Speed: 1333 MHz Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM Storage Total Hard Disk Size: 500 GB Number of Hard Disks: 1 Hard Disk Size: 500 GB Hard Disk Speed: 5400 RPM Hard Disk Interface: SATA Display Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768 Pixels Screen Size: 11.6 in Screen Type: LED backlight Graphics Device Graphics Device: Intel HD Graphics Graphics Form Factor: Integrated Sound Integrated Microphone: Yes Speaker Type: Built-in Interfaces/Ports VGA Port: 1 x 15-pin Mini D-Sub USB Ports: 1 x USB 3.0 2 x USB 2.0 RJ-45 Ports: 1 x RJ-45 Headphone/Audio Line Out: 1 x Combo Headphone/Microphone Jack HDMI Port: 1 x HDMI Network (Wired) Network Card: Base-T Network Card Speeds: 10/100 Mbps Wireless Communications RF Network Standard: 802

Google Nexus 6 is finally released

Google Nexus 6 by Motorola is now released and will hit the markets very soon Google Nexus 6 by Motorola has been released recently and is expected to hit the major markets very soon. Orders for the new Google smartphone should begin in the next couple of weeks but for some countries there might be huge delays. The all new Nexus 6 has 5.96 inch AMOLED display with QHD resolution of  2560x1440 and strong 3220 mAh battery which should last for a whole day of active use. Nexus 6 is powered by 2.7 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm SnapdragonTM 805 processor and Adreno 420 GPU. This gigantic phone will be offered in couple different versions depending on the color - white or blue back cover. You can also get it with either 32GB  of internal storage space or 64GB in case you need more space (as you know Google smartphones don't offer microSD card slots as Google is vastly promoting their cloud services). Nexus 6 will be also equipped with 13MP rear-facing with optical image stabilization and a 2MP

LG G2 mini - first impressions and consumer review

First impressions and in depth consumer review of the affordable Android smartphone LG G2 mini LG G2 mini - compact and reliable Today I will share my first impressions with the budget friendly smartphone LG G2 mini and we are going to take a quick look at the phone design and interface. And when I say budget I don't mean cheap, it is just much more affordable that the bigger LG G2 and almost twice as cheaper compared to the recently released but similarly equipped LG G3 S. Some of you that are familiar with LG's smartphone model line have probably noticed that there is the G2 mini has very similar specs and price tag compared to the LG L90 . The only significant difference is the position of the hardware buttons that on G2 mini are located on the back of the phone while on the L90 they have more traditional location on the two sides. LG L90 also has 3 sensor buttons under the screen while on the G2 mini these controls are all integrated in the Android interface

Hama Ultra Style ultrabook bag after two weeks of use

Hama Ultra Style ultrabook bag tested for two weeks - our opinion and impressions Hama Ultra Style ultrabook bag It's been two weeks since I got the  Hama Ultra Style ultrabook bag for my Dell Latitude E7240 and I wanted to share my impressions from this bag so far. Basically this bag will do what it is designed for - protect your laptop and keep it safe as far as it is possible. This Hama bag is quite simple it has two compartments - main one which is entirely dedicated to your ultrabook and a front pocket where you can (hardly) fit a charger, USB flash memory and a wireless mouse - accessories that are all going to be in hand when using a laptop on the go.

Bush 50 inch Full HD LED TV sale

Bush 50 inch Full HD LED TV price and specifications Bush 50 inch Full HD LED TV As promised some time ago I am going to update you on every good deal I come across online. I have shared plenty of interesting electronic devices and gadgets with our readers and today I have another very good deal for a big screen TV. A 50 inch Bush LED TV is offered at eBay at a very low price which puts it among the most affordable big screen Full HD LED TVs on the market today. The TV in question is offered at eBay UK and its price  is just  £299.99 . And here are the main specifications of this 50 inch Full HD LED TV:

Rowenta Atlas Silence 2400W heater

Rowenta Atlas Silence SO5015 - cheap and quiet 2400W heater  Rowenta Atlas Silence - quiet and powerful Winter is coming so you better be prepared for the cold winter days. Today at our consumer blog we have a cheap alternative of the conventional heating systems -  Rowenta Atlas Silence , a compact 2400W heater that will warm up an average sized room pretty fast.

Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 - video

Video presentation of two of the most popular smartphones in the world - iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 There is already plenty said about these two smartphones as they are two of the most popular. In today's head to head video review we are taking a closer look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 as the flagship Android device and Apple's iPhone 6 on the other hand which has just been released and it is the one that is catching the most attention these days.

Excelvan PW45-SS phone watch

A stylish wristwatch and a cell phone in one - Excelvan PW45-SS Excelvan PW45-SS phone watch When I first saw the  Excelvan PW45-SS I thought that it is just another smart watch that I am not going to buy but a second look at its specifications and this watch really caught my attention. The PW45-SS happened to be a fully functioning quad-band cell phone with plenty of interesting features.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo consumer smartphone test, specifications andfull review

Consumer test of the 5.5-inch phablet Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo - pictures, unboxing video, price, specifications and full review Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo consumer test After the initial opinion that I previously shared with you about my new smartphone  Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo now it is time for the full consumer review, including the unboxing video I made and some detailed information about this premium 5.5-inch phablet. So, it has been couple of weeks since I am using the Note 3 Neo and I am left with mixed feelings about this smartphone. Of course there is plenty to be liked about it but there also some gaps that make really bad impression when using the Note 3 Neo. That is why I decided to divide the pros and cons so it is more clear on what is worth it in this phone and what is not particularly good.

KingSing K5 smartphone specifications

KingSing K5 Android smartphone/phablet specifications and video review You know that we always like to share anything interesting that we may come accross in the net. This time it is a 5.5-inch Android phablet that is offered exteremely cheap - the KingSing K5 , which is offered at around $100-120. KingSing K5 specs : Display size: 5.5 Inch Display resolution: QHD,960x 540 pixels (240 dpi) Network: 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz3G: WCDMA850/2100Dual SIM Card Dual Standby Operating system: Android 4.2.2 CPU: MTK MT6572, Cortex A7 dual core, 1.3GHz, GPU: Mali-400 ROM: 4GB RAM: 512MB Front-facing camera: 0.3MP Back camera: 5.0MP Data Transfer: USB/Bluetooth Mobile Internet: WAP/WIFI WiFi: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0 GPS: Yes Gravity sensor:  Yes Multi-Touch: Yes, 2 point touch Dimensions : 158.3*80*9.3mm Standby Time About 2~3 days Other features:  WIFI, Play Store, FM, Bluetooth, Ebook, Email, Messaging,wallpapers, calendar, calculator, clock, camera, tethering & porta

Nissan Pulsar test drive and video review

2014 Nissan Pulsar test drive and video review Nissan Pulsar is one of the latest offers from the japanese car manufacturer, a car specialy designed for the European market and to be a strong competitor in the so called Golf segment. Pulsar has looks very similar to the latest version of the bigger Qashqai and actually some say that the Pulsar basically is a lower version of the popular SUV. So, here is an in depth video review of the Nissan Pulsar where you can see more about its interior and exterior features and performance figures.  Nissan Pulsar test drive and video review And if you are a big Nissan fan you can check the  Nissan Juke test drive and review  and also share your opinion about these cars in the comments section.

TouchWiz lag on powerful Samsung smartphones and phablets

TouchWiz interface lags even on Samsung smartphones and phablets with very powerful hardware TouchWiz interface lag I always knew that the  TouchWiz interface takes plenty of the hardware resources of Smasung's smartphones and that is why I've been avoiding them and using pure Android on devices like those from the Nexus series. The strange thing is that Samsung smartphones got better and better with very high hardware resources but still the same problem appears - they lag in most operations in the menu and that is something that I find quite annoying.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - quick video comparison

Video comparison of two of the hottest smartphones on the market today - Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are two of the latest premium phablets and probably the most popular ones and that is the reason why we decided to show you this quick video comparison. Actually there is so much that is said about these two smartphones, their pros and cons have been thoroughly inspected so most consumers are well aware what to expect from them. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo unboxing

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo unboxing video A quick unboxing video to give you an idea of what to expect if you buy the 5.5 inch smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo . We already showed you a quick review and soon we will publish the full review after a full month of testing and everyday use so this unboxing video is a good addition to all the information provided.

Hama Ultra Style bag for 13.3 inch ultrabooks

Price, specifications and review of the Hama Ultra Style bag for ultrabooks up to 13.3 inch Hama Ultra Style bag for 13.3 inch ultrabooks The Ultra Style bag from Hama that we will review today is really lightweight and comfortable and will secure your ultrabook very well. It can safely keep slim laptop computers with the size of up to 13.3 inches. I personally wouldn't recommend using this Ultra Style bag for ultrabooks smaller than 12 inches as there is no holding mechanism in the main inner section of the bag and if you put there a smaller computer it will slide all the time and you will not feel it comfortable when carrying it around. The main compartment has dimensions of 33.5 x 23.5 x 2 so bigger laptops and notebooks just won't fit.

Accurist LB1864W ladies bracelet gold plated watch

Accurist LB1864W ladies bracelet gold plated watch price and review Accurist LB1864W Today we will take a closer look at one very stylish and yet affordable ladies watch which really impresses with good looks -  Accurist LB1864W .  The British watchmaker did a really good job designing this watch as they succeeded to make it very good looking and also very compact and comfortable. The LB1864W is entirely decided in gold which gives it quality and expensive feeling. From my experience most gold plated watches have issues with the top cover falling off after some time but I am sure this one is going to last as it looks and feels very well made. Accurist LB1864W uses Japanses quartz movement which should be pretty accurate in keeping the correct time and is 30 meters water resistant. One thing I didn't like at all is the clasp which is really hard to open and close and I think this is  unacceptable when speaking about a ladies watch.  Accurist LB1864W comes with a good packaging in

Finding a good case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo - mission impossible

Quick update on my struggle to find a good TPU case for my new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo After couple of days of intensive research it seems that finding a good case for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo seems like a mission impossible. After all I managed to find couple but still not such that would suit my taste and that is why I'll probably not buy any of them.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo smartphone - quick overview

Quick overview of the amazing smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is one big phone... a good one Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is the our latest tools that will help us in the work process and a very capable successor of the Galaxy Nexus that I used until this week.

Cases and pouches for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo?

Expecting your suggestions for some good cases, sleeves or pouches for the smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo As you have probably notice we are doing our best to make this product blog more interactive and that is why always take your opinion and suggestions into consideration. This week I have a small task for our readers particularly interested in smartphones and their accessories.

DGM T-814DH Android tablet - my review

DGM T-814DH 8-inch Android tablet price and specs DGM T-814DH Android tablet Every time I come across an interesting deal online I share it here as I think our readers can benefit from that and find a certain product at a good price. Today I am going to focus your attention at another cheap Android tablet which is not very popular among Android fans and communities -  DGM T-814DH . This is basically a slim 8-inch (7.85 inches to be precise) tablet with dual-core processor and 8 GB for storage. The process power is delivered by 1.5 GHz processor which looks more then fine for a cheap tablet but it is coupled of just 512 MB of DDR3 RAM which is qutie low by any standards. The screen resolution is also quite low but considered fine for a tablet of this size - 1024x768 pixels.The operating system is Android 4.2.

Dell Latitude E7240 touchpad test

Touchpad test of the premium ultrabook Dell Latitude E7240 My Dell Latitude E7240 touchpad - tested Dell Latitude E7240 is one of the most expensive machines in Dell's premium line of  light and portable laptops. The E7240 offers great performance on the go and is one of the preferred business ultrabooks these days. That is the reason why we decided to make an in-depth test of its touchpad which role is extremely important when doing business from your mobile computing device.

MID APAD EPAD A20 tablet

10-inch MID APAD EPAD A20 Android tablet specificaitons OS Android 4.2.2 CPU Dual Core A20 1.6GHz Memory RAM 1GB Storage 16GB built in (extendable to 32gb) Screen 10.1 Inch Latest Super Responsive Multiple Point Touch Capacitive Screen Resolutions HD 1024x600 Button Power/ESC,Volume+/-,Reset,Home Bluetooth Yes WiFi WiFi 802.11b/g 3G 3G(external),TD-SCDMA,WCDMA,EVDO, and so on Camera Built in Front and Back Cameras Video output 2160P Full Format Film Audio MP3/WMA/APE/FLAC/AAC/AC3/WAV and so on Loudspeaker 1pcs- Video 2160P,support RV,MP4,MH.264,VC-1,H263,MPEG4,VP6, MKV(H.264 ), AVI,RM/RMVB,FLV,MPEG-1,MPEG-2 Chat Skype video call Office tools Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Quick office, PDF reader etc (All available via Android Market) Image JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF and so on Games Download from Android Market Many are Free Language English (full English keys) And many other multiple language Ebook PDF/TXT/CHM/DOC/EXCEL(need third party software)

Lenovo A536 budget smartphone

Review of the very capable budget Android smartphone Lenovo A536 In today's smartphone review I am going to present you one of the latest smartphone released by Lenovo - the A536 . This basically is a budget oriented devices which has almost all the features that one may need on the go.

Toshiba 32W1333 LED TV specifications

Toshiba 32W1333 32-inch HD LED TV specifications Toshiba 32W1333 HD LED TV Picture Diagonal Screen Size (cm) : 80 Diagonal Screen Size (inch) : 32 Visible Area (H x V) : 697.6845 (H) X 392.256 (V) Screen Format : 16:9 Panel Resolution : 1366 x 768 Brightness (cd/m²) : 300 Native Contrast (number) : 3000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio Dynamic Contrast (number) : 25000:1 Contrast (Ultra, Mega, High) : High Response Time (G to G) (ms) : 20 Viewing Angle (ยบ) : 178 LCD TV, LED TV, LED Direct, HD TV

Samsung Galaxy Mega I9205 specs and video review

Samsung Galaxy Mega I9205 detailed speifications  and video review Today we are taking a look at another of the popular phablets on the market today - the  Samsung Galaxy Mega I9205 . This is basically a giant 6.3-inch samrtphone with specifications very similar to the 'compact' Samsung Galaxy S4.  Samsung Galaxy Mega I9205   Samsung Galaxy Mega I9205 specs Product Description Samsung GALAXY Mega - Android Phone - GSM / UMTS Product Type Android Phone - 4G - 8 GB Service Provider Not specified Mobile Services Video Call, Google Play, YouTube, Samsung Apps, Google Search, Gmail, Google Search by Voice, Google Calendar, Google Latitude, Samsung ChatON, Google Play Music, Google Now Form Factor Touch Dimensions (WxDxH) 88 mm x 8 mm x 167.6 mm Weight 199 g Colour Black Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900 Integrated Components Digital camera, 2nd camera, digital player, GPS receiver, Wi-Fi hotspot, GLONASS receiver, voice recorder Wireless Interfa