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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.
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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 LED TV
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.

The LG 32LB5610 is one of the best sellers in its segment as it offers very good picture quality with resolution of 1920 x 1080 but that is not all that is impressive here. It is the fact that one can buy the 32LB5610 for under 250 Euros which makes it a really good deal.
The TV itself doesn't leave the feeling of a cheap product, it looks very nice, it is thin, compact and has very small frame which leaves the impression for a much higher end product. LG 32LB5610 is mostly sold in Eastern Europe and Asia (especially India - on the official LG  India page they claim it is 'Designed for India') but you can also find it in some other parts of the world. 
In this TV LG has also implemented their Triple XD Engine, Dynamic Color Enhancer and Picture Wizard III which should ensure you get very good picture quality at any time.

Unfortunately we still haven't got the chance to test the TV so here is a quick unboxing video of the LG 32LB5610:

That is all that we have right now for the LG 32LB5610. You can find more information about its full features and specifications and the official LG site.
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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.
If you are in the search for a good mid-range big screen TV for less than 500 Euros then it will be very hard to find a better offer than the Samsung UE40H6400.  I am not going to discuss all the specifications of this LED panel as you can easily check these online but I am just going to mention the main things that should be considered when comparing the UE40H6400 with another TV - quad-core processing, Full HD 1080p, active 3D with 2 pairs of 3D glasses included, Smart TV with smart touch remote, 400 Hz CMR.  As you can see this Samsung TV has plenty to offer and if you want to learn all about its product specifications you can check the official Samsung UE40H6400 page.

And here is a quick unboxing video and review of the Samsung UE40H6400:

And if you don't need any Smart TV features or 3D then you can check the cheaper 40-inch LED TV Samsung UE40H5000.

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Samsung UE40H5000 40 inch Full HD LED TV

Samsung UE40H5000 40 inch Full HD LED TV price and specifications


Samsung UE40H5000 40 inch Full HD LED 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.
Basically the UE40H5000 is a 40 inch Full HD LED TV that doesn't offer 3D technology nor Smart TV capabilities but on the other hand comes with a quite appealing price tag of around 400 Euros or $500. In UK the UE40H5000 is offered around £300.
And here are the main specifications of the Samsung UE40H5000:

3D Ready
No
Accessories Included
Remote control
Audio Quality  
DTS Studio Sound, DTS Premium Sound 5.1, Dolby MS10, 3D Sound
Brand
Samsung
Digital tuner  
Freeview HD
Dimensions
H57.8 x W90.8 x D19.6cm
DLNA  
No
Energy Rating
A+
Guarantee
5 years
Hard drive 
External USB playback
Internet Ready  
No
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
UE40H5000AKXXU
Model name / number
40H5000
NFC enabled  
No
Number of tuners
1 (Freeview HD)
Ports 
2x HDMI, 1x SCART, 1x USB 2.0
Power Consumption - Annual
66 kWh/year
Power Consumption - On Mode  
45W
Power Consumption - Stand By
0.3W
Recording Capacity (hours)
No
Refresh Rate  
100Hz
Screen Resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen size 
40"
Speaker output  
20W
Table Top Stand
Included
Timer Facility
Yes
TV Screen Type 
LED
Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical) 
178 degrees
Visible Screen Size (measured diagonally)
101.6cm
Weight  
9.8kg

As you can see the UE40H5000 doesn't offer any high-end technology and features on board but it has the most important spec for a TV - very good picture quality in 1080p resolution and that is why we strongly recommend it to those who want a big screen TV but don't want to spend a pile of cash.
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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.

Battery tested

Before I focused my attention and buy the Latitude E7240 I was looking for a laptop that is going to last for a full day of work and it is going to be a real competition of ultrabooks like the MacBook Air which holds charge for abut 10 hours of moderate use. Unfortunately Dell Latitude E7240 didn't come anywhere near these figures. On average load its battery will make it for around 4-5 hours which is a good result for a Windows computer but very far from the best performers in this class. And just to remind you that the Latitude E7240 is offered with two battery options and my laptop in particular was with the bigger 45 WHr 4-cell lithium ion battery
Under full load using WiFi and multimedia the E7240 will make it for around 2 hours before the battery is totally drained. And if you turn WiFi and set the display brightness to a minimum and use the laptop for some text editing or other simple tasks than it is very possible that the battery will make it for as long as 5 hours.

Of course the battery life depends on many things but as I mentioned already these figures are cumulative score of what the E7240 showed in couple of months under different circumstances and load. Some additional factors like OS version and BIOS drivers and settings for fan can also affect the battery figures significantly so make sure your Dell Latitude E7240 is tuned properly.

Dell Latitude E7240 touchpad test
Dell Latitude E7240 keyboard test
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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 tablet and the performance of the ultra low voltage Intel processor combined with 2GB of RAM was just terrible. That is the reason why I had to return this hybrid ultrabook/laptop and got something a bit more expensive but I am really please with my new Dell Latitude E7240 which unfortunately also had some driver issues (just like any other ultrabook offered on the market today).


But enough said about my previous experience with HP and Dell. Now lets talk about a bit more about the HP Pavilion X360 which just like the Envy X2 has a very good built quality but here we don't have the detachable screen which in my mind is a good thing. This 11.6 inch laptop is very light and compact and also has pretty good specifications for daily use. Here is a quick video review of the HP Pavilion X360 11-n010dx so you can learn about its specs and performance figures:

HP Pavilion X360 11-n010dx video review



I  hope you liked our HP Pavilion X360 11-n010dx review and if you want to explore some more interesting laptops please check the rest of our laptop reviews.
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Best HD and Full HD LED TVs for 2014

Short list with the best HD and Full HD LED TVs for 2014 - 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 for 2014, we will discuss prices, specs and consumer opinions for TV sets of different sizes and price ranges.

We start our list with one of the best value for money deals for a big screen TV these days - the 48-inch
 Sony KDL-48W600B TVSony KDL-48W600B.

Sony KDL-55W800B reviewSony KDL-55W800B


Samsung UN55F6300AF LED TVSamsung UN55F6300AF


Sony KDL-40W600B TVSony KDL-40W600B


LG 47LA640V 47-inch 3D Smart LED TVLG 47LA640V


Sony KDL-32R421 HD LED TVSony KDL-32R421

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