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Sony KDL-40W600B 40-inch Full HD LED TV

Sony KDL-40W600B 40-inch Full HD LED TV review - price, specifications, opinions

Sony KDL-40W600B TV
Sony KDL-40W600B
Sony KDL-40W600B review - we have reviewed plenty of Sony LED TVs so far and I still think they make the best panels in the world and even though the competition from Samsung and LG is doing pretty well Sony is the brand that is on top of this Hi-Tech segment.
Today we are taking a look at the affordable 40-inch Full HD 1080p LED TV Sony KDL-40W600B which is sold in North America where the big screen TV is a must in all homes.First of all I have to mention that this is the budget friendly offer from Sony and their cheapest 40-inch Full HD LED panel from the W600B series.

So, lets not waste any more time, here are the full specifications of the KDL-40W600B (if you are interested in buying this TV I would recommend you to take a look at these and then make your decision):

  • Backlight type : LED
  • Display device : LCD
  • Dimming type : Frame Dimming 
  • Display resolution : Full HD
  • Viewing angle (Up/Down) : 89/89 degree
  • Aspect ratio : 16:9
  • Screen size (cm) : 101.6 cm
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio : Over 1 million
  • Viewing Angle (Right/Left) : 89/89 degree
  • Screen size (measured diagonally) : 40-inch
  • Audio Power Output : 8W+8W
  • Speaker Configuration : 2ch, Full Range (30 x 80 mm) x 2
  • Speaker Position : Down Firing
  • MPEG Noise Reduction : Yes
  • Blinking Type : Frame Blinking
  • Intelligent Picture Optimizer : Yes
  • Wide Mode : Full; Normal; Wide Zoom; Zoom; Caption; Normal / Full1 / Full2 for PC
  • 4:3 Default : Yes
  • PhotoTV HD : Yes
  • Picture Mode : Vivid; Standard; Custom; Photo-Vivid; Photo-Standard; Photo-Original; Photo-Custom; Cinema1; Cinema2; Game-Standard; Game-Original; Graphics; Sports; Animation
  • 24p True Cinema™ Technology : Yes
  • Auto Wide : Yes
  • CineMotion® Reverse 3:2 Pulldown Technology : Yes
  • Video Processing : X-Reality PRO
  • Live Color™ Technology : Yes
  • Deep Color : Yes
  • Portable Game Mode : Fine Full; Fine Normal; Portable Game1; Portable Game2
  • Advanced Contrast Enhancer (ACE) : Yes
  • Motionflow™ Technology : Motionflow XR 240
  • LED Motion Mode : Yes
  • Face Area Detection : Yes
  • Super-resolution for Game Mode : Yes
  • Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction : Yes
  • Wi-Fi Standard : a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Frequency : 2.4Ghz / 5Ghz (for Wi-Fi Direct / Screen mirroring: 2.4Ghz Only)
  • Wi-Fi Direct : Yes
  • Skype™ : Ready
  • Guide and Search : Yes
  • TV Tweet : Yes
  • TV SideView™ : Yes
  • Screen mirroring : Yes
  • Related search : Yes
  • Search : Yes
  • Subwoofer Out : 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ HP and Audio Out)
  • Analog Audio Input(s) (Total) : 2 (Rear)
  • Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Input(s) : 1 (Rear / Hybrid)
  • Audio Out : 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ HP)
  • USB 2.0 : 2 (Side)
  • Composite Video Input(s) : 2 (1 Rear / 1Rear Hybrid w/ Component)
  • AC Power Input : AC Adapter
  • HDMI™ Connection(s) (Total) : 4 (1 Side / 3 Bottom)
  • Headphone Output(s) : 1 (Side / Hybrid w/ Audio Out)
  • Ethernet Connection(s) : 1 (Rear)
  • MHL : Yes
  • RF Connection Input(s) : 1 (Bottom)
  • HDMI PC Input Format : 640x480@60Hz; 800x600@60Hz; 1280x768@60Hz-R; 1280x768@60Hz; 1360x768@60Hz; 1024x768@60Hz; 1280x1024@60Hz; 1920x1080@60Hz
  • Digital Audio Output(s) : 1 (Rear)
  • HDMI™ PC Input : Yes
As you can see the Sony KDL-40W600B has plenty to offer no matter the low price tag. Currently you can find this TV for as low as $500 which is an amazing price. 
And in case you need a bigger screen but still keep the family budget safe then you can always buy the slightly bigger Sony KDL-48W600B which is the exact same TV in a 48-inch shell - it's price varies around $600-650. 

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Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A-1E2 laptop specifications

Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A-1E2 15.6-inch laptop price and specifications

Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A-1E2 laptop
Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A-1E2

As you probably have already noticed we keep track of most of the great laptop deals that are available in the online stores and auctions. One of the good laptop deals this week is for the 15.6-inch Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A-1E2, so here are its main features and specifications:

Operating System

Windows 8.1 64-bit


Intel Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3110M / 2.4 GHz / 3 MB Cache




500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive

DVD SuperMulti


15.6" LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD


Intel HD Graphics 4000


802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE , Gigabit Ethernet


Up to 3.5 hours


Matt black with hairline pattern, black keyboard

Dimensions (WxDxH)

38 cm x 24.2 cm x 3.335 cm


2.3 kg


System Type


Operating System

Windows 8.1 64-bit Edition ( preloaded )

Processor / Chipset


Intel Core i3 (3rd Gen) 3110M / 2.4 GHz

Number of Cores



L3 - 3 MB

64-bit Computing



Enhanced SpeedStep technology, Hyper-Threading Technology



4 GB ( 1 x 4 GB )

Max RAM Supported

16 GB




1600 MHz / PC3-12800

Form Factor

SO DIMM 204-pin

Slots Qty


Empty Slots



Hard Drive

500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm


Serial ATA-300

Optical Drive


Read Speed

24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Write Speed

24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)

CD / DVD Rewrite Speed

16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)




LCD Backlight Technology

LED backlight


1366 x 768 ( HD )



Image Aspect Ratio



HighBrightness, anti-reflective

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Max Allocated RAM Size

1771 MB


Integrated webcam


0.9 Megapixel

Capture Resolutions

1280 x 720


Stereo speakers , microphone


Realtek ALC269Q

Compliant Standards

High Definition Audio, DTS Sound



Keyboard, touchpad


Built-in numeric keyboard, multi-touch touchpad



802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE

Network Interface

Gigabit Ethernet

Compliant Standards




Lithium Ion


48 Wh

Run Time

Up to 3.5 hours

AC Adapter


AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )


65 Watt , 19 V , 3.42 A

Connections & Expansion


2 x USB 3.0 , LAN , VGA , Headphone output , HDMI , USB 2.0 , Microphone input

Memory Card Reader

Yes ( SD Card, MultiMediaCard, SDHC Card, SDXC Card )


Software Included

Toshiba PC Health Monitor, Toshiba Eco Utility, Toshiba Media Player, Toshiba Function Keys, Toshiba Desktop Assist, Toshiba System Settings, Microsoft Office 365 (30 days trial), Toshiba Display Utility, DTS Sound, McAfee LiveSafe (30 days subscription)



Matt black with hairline pattern, black keyboard

Case Material

Polycarbonate ABS


Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, hard drive password, remote boot control, wake on LAN


United Kingdom

Dimensions & Weight


38 cm


24.2 cm


3.335 cm


2.3 kg

Environmental Standards



Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support

1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

EMEA warranty - 1 year - carry-in

Price - the Satellite Pro C50-A-1E2 can be found for as low as £330 (in UK)

Asus X551MA laptop review

Asus X551MA-SX018H laptop price, features, specifications and review

Asus X551MA laptop
Asus X551MA

Asus X551MA is one of the very capable and yet quite affordable 15.6-inch laptops on the market. Today we are going to take a closer look at the X551MA-SX018H model which has been on sale for the last couple of weeks - you can find in the eBay UK daily deals section for less than £250.

Of course in order to keep the price at this extremely low level Asus skipped some of the good hardware and used some pretty basic one. This machine is powered by a 1.86 GHz Intel Celeron N2815 Dual Core processor which is one of the cheapest in the segment but is still fast enough for daily tasks like browsing the web, watching HD videos and editing documents.

The 15.6-inch display of the laptop has the Asus' Splendid Technology which improves the overall visual experience on this computer.

Here are the full specifications of the Asus X551MA-SX018H laptop:

  • Model X551MA-SX018H
  • Display:  15.6-inch HD
  • Memory 4 GB
  • Processor: Intel Celeron N2815 Dual Core Processor 1.86 GHz Burst Frequency 2.13 GHz ( 2.13 GHz )
  • Processor speed:  1.86 GHz
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB
  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Graphics processing type: Integrated graphics
  • Optical drive:  DVD Rewriter (Records DVDs 8x & CDs 24x & Dual Layer Super Multi)
  • Webcam: Integrated Webcam with Microphone
  • Wireless: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Network card: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
  • HDMI: 1 x HDMI port
  • USB ports: 1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0
  • Card Reader SD Card Reader
  • VGA Port 1 External VGA Port
  • Kensington Lock Lock Slot
  • Battery: Lithium-ion
  • Speakers: Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • Weight: 2.15 Kg
  • Warranty:  1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Price: £245

As you can see from this short review the Asus X551MA doesn't have any outstanding features. It is meant to be simple and cheap and I thinks that exactly what this laptop is - affordable mobile computer that will cover all your daily computer needs. If you are looking for more powerful advance laptop or a gaming laptop you should definitely look elsewhere.

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