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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

Processor

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

Memory

4 GB DDR3

Storage

500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive

DVD SuperMulti

Display

15.6" LED backlight 1366 x 768 / HD

Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Networking

802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE , Gigabit Ethernet

Battery

Up to 3.5 hours

Colour

Matt black with hairline pattern, black keyboard

Dimensions (WxDxH)

38 cm x 24.2 cm x 3.335 cm

Weight

2.3 kg

 

System Type

Notebook

Operating System

Windows 8.1 64-bit Edition ( preloaded )


Processor / Chipset


CPU

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

Number of Cores

Dual-Core

Cache

L3 - 3 MB

64-bit Computing

Yes

Features

Enhanced SpeedStep technology, Hyper-Threading Technology


Memory


RAM

4 GB ( 1 x 4 GB )

Max RAM Supported

16 GB

Technology

DDR3 SDRAM

Speed

1600 MHz / PC3-12800

Form Factor

SO DIMM 204-pin

Slots Qty

2

Empty Slots

1


Storage


Hard Drive

500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Interface

Serial ATA-300

Optical Drive

DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

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)


Display


Type

15.6"

LCD Backlight Technology

LED backlight

Resolution

1366 x 768 ( HD )

Widescreen

Yes

Image Aspect Ratio

16:9

Features

HighBrightness, anti-reflective


Audio & Video


Graphics Processor

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Max Allocated RAM Size

1771 MB

Camera

Integrated webcam

Resolution

0.9 Megapixel

Capture Resolutions

1280 x 720

Sound

Stereo speakers , microphone

Codec

Realtek ALC269Q

Compliant Standards

High Definition Audio, DTS Sound


Input


Type

Keyboard, touchpad

Features

Built-in numeric keyboard, multi-touch touchpad


Communications


Wireless

802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE

Network Interface

Gigabit Ethernet

Compliant Standards

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED


Battery


Technology

Lithium Ion

Capacity

48 Wh

Run Time

Up to 3.5 hours


AC Adapter


Input

AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Output

65 Watt , 19 V , 3.42 A


Connections & Expansion


Interfaces

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


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)


Miscellaneous


Colour

Matt black with hairline pattern, black keyboard

Case Material

Polycarbonate ABS

Features

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

Localization

United Kingdom


Dimensions & Weight


Width

38 cm

Depth

24.2 cm

Height

3.335 cm

Weight

2.3 kg


Environmental Standards


ENERGY STAR Qualified

Yes


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.