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Dell Latitude E7240 BIOS issue fixed

Dell Latitude E7240 BIOS issue fixed - root cause and resolution steps

Dell Latitude E7240 drivers
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

As I mentioned in my initial post about the BIOS and driver issue with the Latitude E7240  there seems to be some problems with how the controllers react after operating system update or change. Many people reported issues with noisy fans working all the time even when the laptop on minimum load. Hopefully this new release will fix this. You can find more about this BIOS version as well as download link here.

If any Latitude E7240 owners had already tried it I would appreciate their feedback in the comment form below. Thanks and stay tuned for more computer news and updates. 

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
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.
 As you probably know Oral-B offers a wide variety of electric toothbrushes starting from $15 and topping over $200 for some of their exclusive models with couple of  cleaning heads and many other extras.  Oral-B TriZone is a mid-range which is targeting consumers who don't want to spend too much on their new electric toothbrush. In Europe you can find it for around 35-40 Euros which is a good price for a rechargeable electric toothbrush.
Oral-B TriZone comes with one cleaning head included in the package which included multi-dimensional cleaning technology and sweeping bristles.
  
Oral-B TriZone toothbrushOral-B TriZone cleaning head

Oral-B TriZone comes with standing charger which takes a while to get fully charged but then the battery would last for at least couple of cleaning sessions. This toothbrush also has a Professional Timer which slows the cleaning head every 30 seconds in order to remind you to move from one quadrant to the next jaw and after 2 minutes, the recommended brushing time has been reached.

Oral-B TriZone charger
Oral-B TriZone 500
As the Oral-B TriZone 500 has been my personal toothbrush for the last couple of weeks I can say that I am very pleased with its performance. It is a bit noisy in its operational mode but it does a great job and my teeth feel really clean. 
Currently you can find the TriZone 500 for £30 in UK but on many markets it is no longer offered and you can only get any of the other models like the TriZone 600, TriZone 700 or the TriZone 2000 which are all in the same price category. Oral-B TriZone 4000/5000/6000 offer more extras and that's my they are a bit more expensive. The color edition that I am using is also a bit hard to find.

Oral-B TriZone 500
Oral-B TriZone 500 packaging

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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 review
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.

Samsung UE-32H5030 - design and looks

I can definitely say that the UE-32H5030 scores very high results in the design category. The TV is very compact with simple and yet elegant design, very clean looks and really nothing to complain from. Samsung UE-32H5030 has very thin frame which is not shiny so it doesn't reflect any light and distract you from the main picture. One thing that I didn't like in the build quality is the stand which was not very stable but then I remembered what is the price of the TV itself.

Samsung UE-32H5030 LED
Samsung UE32H5030 LED panel doesn't have any obvious backlight bleeding problems

Picture quality

For a TV that costs under 300 Euros (250 GBP in UK) we should't expect some exceptional picture quality from the UE-32H5030 but it provides very good picture quality in both low resolution and Full HD. I can't say I was surprised with its performance once I turned the TV on as I am always expecting only the best from Samsung TV. Picture processing is good and so are the colors which are usually a bit exaggerated when talking about Samsung LED panel.

NEO LED-3229 is a cheap 32 inch TV made in China

Functionality

Samsung UE-32H5030 doesn't have any special features and specs like 3D or Smart TV and that is how its price tag remains so low. What you can find useful in this LED TV are couple of HDMI ports, a very well thought joystick for using the TV without remote control and the standard Samsung remote control which is easy to hold and operate with.

Samsung UE-32H5030 TV portsSamsung UE-32H5030 TV remote control

Price

The good Full HD 1080p picture quality and the low price tag are the two main selling points for this TV. As I already mentioned you can easily find this TV for under 300 Euros and I've also seen it in Eastern Europe where the price tag was 250 Euros which is really an amazing deal. But don't think the competition is asleep - LG and Sony now also have great small LED TVs on sale for under $350.

My overall impressions with the Samsung UE-32H5030 are very good and I don't think someone can go wrong with choosing this TV. It is really a great buy for the money and probably one of the best cheap 32-inch LED TVs on the market today.

Samsung UE-32H5030 packaging
Samsung UE-32H5030 is packaged in simple and compact box

Thank you for visiting Test and Review and I hope you found this information useful.

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.
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:



New Samsung LED TVs for 2014