Real World Consumer Tests and Product Reviews

HAIER AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA air-conditioner

HAIER AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA Tundra digital inverter  A/C – features and specifications



HAIER AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA is an affordable inverter air conditioner with very good characteristics and extremely appealing price tag. I have used couple of Haier A/C systems so far and I can say I was very pleased with they performance, especially with the cooling part. Heating was not OK, but not great, mostly because these were regular split systems rather than digital inverters.

Here are HAIER AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA  main specifications
BRAND HAIER
NAME Inverter A/C
MODEL AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA
CAPACITYCOOLING 2.600 KW
CAPACITYHEATING 2.800 KW
POWERCONSUMPTIONCOOLING 0.810 KW
POWERCONSHEATING 0.780 KW
INVERTER MOTOR YES
ON OFF NO
EER 3.21
SEASONAL EER 6.20
COP 3.61
SEASONAL COP 4
ENERGY CLASS COOLING A++
ENERGY CLASS HEATING A+
NEGATIVE ION NO
BACTERIA KILLING FILTER YES
PLAZMA NO
AUTO RESTART YES
NOISE LEV.INSIDE UNIT MIN/MAX 54
NOISE LEV.OUTSIDE UNIT 61
AIR CIRCULATION (M3/H) 500 М3/Ч
WEIGHT INSIDE UNIT 8.8 kg
WEIGHT OUTSIDE UNIT 25.5 kg
REMOTE CONTROL YES
WARRANTY 24 MONTHS


Product features
• Completely silent operation: Through sophisticated Quiet setting, you can achieve noise reduction up to 20db (A), by controlling the compressor frequency, the fan speed and air flow.
• Smart air distribution: Automatic airflow upstream in the cooling or vertically during heating that air is automatically distributed throughout the room without direct exposure to the human body.
• Seeping comfort: The temperature setting and the background noise can be adapted to the more ideal level when you select the function “Sleep” during sleep.
• Eurovent Certification is certified by Eurovent organosmo for ektimiseis performance of air conditioning units in accordance with European standards. Warrants to the end user that the listed features of your machine (power consumption, performance, noise, etc.) is accurate and in accordance with design features.
• Ease of Installation
• Easy and fast motor repair
• Connect tubing from 2 sides
• Intelligent air distribution
HAIER AS09TA2HRA/1U09BE8ERA Price
This A/C costs around $350.

The new Samsung Galaxy J7 - one of the long-awaited phones for 2018

Samsung Galaxy J7 2018 is finally here, here is everything you need to know about the SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS

Vectra C - second hand car for the masses

Opel and Vauxhall Vectra C is one of the most preferred second hand cars today and here is why - car advantages, minuses and consumer opinion

Vectra C second hand car
Vectra C - second hand car

Vectra C pros     
                                             Cons and problems
  • Cheap                                                               Wear issues in the interior
  • Relatively reliable                                             Weak engines 
  • Comfortable                                                      Harsh ride 
  • Variety of engines - petrol and diesel

Don't get me wrong, Vectra C has its problems and issues and I would say there are plenty of opportunities in this car. But considering its price as a second hand car and the cheap maintenance it turns out as one of the most preferred used vehicles on the European market (Vauxhall in UK, Opel in the rest of Europe).

Digihome 49UHDHDR TV

Digihome 49UHDHDR 49 inch 4k Ultra HD HDR Smart LED TV

Main features

  • Size: 49 inch diagonal
  • Resolution: 4K Ultra HD
  • Smart TV: Yes
  • Android: No
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Price: Around £200

You have probably noticed that I like Digihome televisions a lot. In today's review I will take a look at the 49 inch 4k Ultra HD LED TV Digihome 49UHDHDR. This is one of their latest premium televisions, equipped with build-in WiFi for the Smart TV applications and HDR technology for enhanced picture quality.

Design and build quality
The Digihome 49UHDHDR has a simple design and if I have to be honest it looks kind of cheap to me. And don't get me wrong I like televisions with simple and elegant looks but that is not one of them. The plastics it is made of look cheap and the TV frames are not as thin as I would like them to be. The stand of the TV is located in the middle and gives it a stable look.

I am pretty much sure that the 49UHDHDR would be quite durable product but I wish it has some premium features in the design aspect.

Picture quality
In regards to picture quality the Digihome 49UHDHDR is one of the most advanced televisions that the company has released so far. The HDR feature is really a rear one for the brand. The Digihome 55292UHDSFVPT2 that we reviewed few weeks ago had the 4k resolution but without the HDR (I am not sure if that is related to the screen size in any way). In general you should expect good picture quality from the 49UHDHDR but not among the best in the segment.

Smart TV
The Digihome 49UHDHDR is a Smart TV but unfortunately not an Android one. Here we have the most popular apps connectable via WiFi - BBC iPlayer, Netflix, YouTube and many others.

Price
I saw this TV on sale the other day, offered for £329.00 (in UK). I think that is a bit steep, considering Digihome is not a premium brand. Personally, I wouldn't invest over £200-250 for a Digihome TV, no matter the size or specifications.

I hoe you find this information useful. Please feel free to share your thoughts on this 4K Digihome TV in the comment section below. Thank you!
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Crown 32133 LED TV - my review

My review of the cheap 32 inch HD LED TV - Crown 32133


Crown 32133 TV - since the World Cup in Russia already began my focus for reviews will be targeting mostly LED televisions. Today we are taking a closer look at an affordable 32 inch HD LED TV offered by Crown - 32133.

Crown 32133 main features:
  • Size: 32 inch
  • Resolution: HD 1366 x 768 pixels
  • 3D TV: No
  • Smart TV: No
  • DVB-T tuner: Yes
  • DVB-T2 tuner: No
  • DVB-C tuner: Yes
  • Teletext: Yes
  • Dolby sound: No
  • HDMI: Yes, 3x
  • USB: 1x
  • Scart 1x

Pros

The biggest advantage of the Crown 32133 television is its price. Currently it is offered around $160. It is sold mostly in Eastern Europe. The picture quality you can expect here is pretty decent. The sound quality is basic to low. In this price range probably its biggest competitor would be the newly released NEO LED-3229 which is even a bit cheaper.

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Cons

No Dolby sound supported. Well that is pretty much expected in this price point. But in order to compete with the cheapest Samsung and LG TVs Crown would need to invest a bit more in their affordable televisions.

Well, I know that is a pretty basic review of the Crown 32133 LED TV but I wanted to give you some insights on this not so popular small television. I would more than happy if any of you has some first hand experience with it and share it with us. Of course I would recommend you to check the rest of our TV Reviews for more detailed information and specifications.

Delays in the official release of the long waited Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F still not delivered in tech stores, consumers are impatient


Samsung's J-series smartphones turned into real success in the last couple of years. The  Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F leaked couple of months ago but we couldn't see the final version which is yet to be released in markets around the world.

What is the delay caused by?


Well, I am not really sure but it bothers many Samsung fans. We are already in the middle of 2018 and we still haven't seen official release of the  Samsung Galaxy J7 (2018) SM-J720F. I made a research to see what might be the reasons for that but couldn't find a firm answer (probably testing faulty batteries... just kidding).

Here is what we already know about the J7 (2018) SM-J720F and SM-J720F/DS (dual SIM):

  • For the 2018 edition Samsung will keep the same trend with the J7. We will see dedicated operating buttons at the bottom front part under the 5.6 inch Super AMOLED screen.

  • On the back side of the phone we will see the biggest change for the new model – dual-camera with flash (16MP probably)

  • The J7 (2018) would be priced around $350.

Audi Q8 promises to be one of the most interesting SUVs on the market in the years to come

The all new Audi Q8 was already revealed and it promises high-end technology with extravagant design features


Audi Q8 was long waited by most Audi fans, just like BMW fans wait for the X7. And now that both SUVs are about to be released on the market we will take a closer look at the Q8 which looks like it will be one of the most technologically advanced SUVs on the market in 2019.

Not to waste anymore of your time, here is a short video presentation of the new Audi Q8:

The best 32 inch LED TVs I would recommend for 2018 and why

Presenting you my list with the best 32 inch HD and Full HD LED televisions for 2018 and the reasons why they are in the list


There are so many different TVs on the market these days that some of you may find it really hard to choose from the bunch. That is why I decided to make this short list with the best 32 inch LED televisions for 2018 and why I decided that they are good fit for this list. So, lets not waste more of your time, here is the list:

  1. Samsung UE32J4000 - best mid-range offer and value for money deal - this TV is one of the most popular 32 inch HD LED TVs in Europe. It is known for its good picture quality simple and yet stylish design and very good build quality. Last week I had the chance to test it for couple of days and in the next few lines I will share my impression with the UE32J4000 / in my case UE32J4000AW/.

  2. NEO LED-3229 - cheapest 32 inch HD LED TV.  The NEO LED-3229is a cheap 32 inch HD LED TV sold mostly in Eastern Europe.

  3. Samsung UE32M5002 - best entry level TV for 2018. This is an entry-level 32 inch Full HD TV, offering very good picture quality and solid build quality.

  4. Sencor SLE 3217TC - best newcomer brand. It is cheap, provides acceptable picture quality, decent sound.

  5. Star-Light 32DM3500 - best cheap 32 inch LED TV manufactured in Eastern Europe - Romania.

Well, this is my short list with the TVs I would recommend buying in 2018. I know it is not many of you that would be interesting in purchasing 32 inch TV as this is considered quite small these day but still I hope it will be valuable info for those of you who need a smaller kitchen or bedroom TV.

JVC LT-32C672 Smart LED TV - my review

My review of the 32 inch HD Smart LED TV JVC LT-32C672

Today at my consumer product blog we will take a closer look at another affordable 32 inch HD LED TV - the Smart JVC LT-32C672. This budget oriented television is offered mainly in UK for the price of just £260. Some of may find it a bit expensive for such a small screen and that is the reason I used the word "affordable" as I wouldn't say this JVC TV is cheap. To get better idea for the TV here are the specifications of the LT-32C672:

Bush DLED32265HDDVDB 32 inch LED TV with DVD - my review

Reviewing the 32 inch TV with DVD Bush DLED32265HDDVDB - pros and cons of having a combo TV


Bush TVs are not very popular and many of you who are located outside UK haven't even heard of the Bush brand. The HD TV that I will review today is the 32 inch Bush DLED32265HDDVDB  and it is quite an interesting television due to the fact that it is a combo 2 in 1 device combining LED TV and built-in DVD player. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a combo TV we will find out in the next few lines.

TV specifications


Picture quality:

LED TV Screen
HD Ready display resolution
Motion rate 50Hz
Viewing angle 178/178 degrees
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels

Dimensions:

Screen size: 32 inches
Size of TV H43.8, W73.5, D9.7cm
Size of TV with stand: H47.8, W73.5, D18.5cm
Weight of TV 6.4kg (unpackaged)
Weight of TV with stand: 6.95kg
Footprint of TV 38.4cm
Suitable for wall mounting 200 x 100 bracket
Length of cable: 1.35m
Packaged size H58.5, W91.5, D15.4cm
Packaged weight 9kg

Sound quality:

DTS sound system.
2 x 6 watt RMS power output.

Connectivity:

1 SCART socket, 1 USB port and 2 HDMI sockets
Component video socket
Composite socket
VGA input socket
Headphone socket
AV socket
Ethernet connection



Energy efficiency information:

Energy efficiency rating: A+
Energy efficiency index (EEI) 0.2
On mode power consumption 31 watts
Off mode power consumption 0.3 watt
Annual power consumption 45kWh
Standby power consumption 0.5 watt

Digital features:

Features USB video playback
Freeview HD digital tuner
Freeview HD (UK)
CI plus slot

Additional features:

Sleep timer
Parental controls

My review


I personally think that buying LED TV with DVD player combo is not a good idea since in most cases this would be a sacrifice in  quality. Many of the consumers who bought the Bush DLED32265HDDVDB reported faulty DVD player or other quality oriented issues. Other than that for the price of just £200 it is definitely good value for money.

Samsung UE32J4000 LED TV - my review

My review of the 32 inch HD LED TV Samsung UE32J4000 / UE32J4000AW/


Samsung UE32J4000 review - this TV is one of the most popular 32 inch HD LED TVs in Europe. It is known for its good picture quality simple and yet stylish design and very good build quality. Last week I had the chance to test it for couple of days and in the next few lines I will share my impression with the UE32J4000 / in my case UE32J4000AW/.

Samsung UE32J4000 specifications

  • Type: LED TV
  • Resolution: 1366 x 768 - HD
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Non-smart TV
  • Viewing angle - 170
  • 3D TV: No
  • Sound: 2 x 5W stereo speakers
  • Average energy consumption: 28W
  • HDMI: Yes x2
  • Scart: 1x
  • USB: 1x supports media player
  • Energy efficiency class: A+

My experience with the Samsung UE32J4000

The first time I had the chance to watch TV on the  UE32J4000AW was last week while on my vacation on the seaside. The first thing I noticed was that the TV was mounted on the wall pretty well and that was a huge plus since the space was kind of small and it really didn't take any attached neatly in the wall. So thanks Samsung for the well thought wall mount option.
Samsung UE32M5002 32 inch Full HD LED TV
The picture is pretty good even though the cable TV reception wasn't particularly good. The viewing angle of around 170 degrees means watching from different angles was no issue at all. Color reproduction was also good. Overall I have no complaints from the picture quality whatsoever.


Sound - thanks to the quality 5W speakers the TV sounded really nice with good levels across the lows and the highs. Unlike the sound problems I had with the NEO LED-3229 (one of its cheaper competitors) the Samsung UE32J4000 sounds really pleasant.

Overall impressions

I really liked watching TV on the Samsung UE32J4000 even just for couple of days. It has a remote control that is easy to operate with, delivers decent picture quality and sound. Together with the nice design and wall mountable stand this television turns into one of the better deals for a sub-$300 HD LED TV in the 32-39 inch non-smart TV segment.

I would definitely recommend the Samsung  UE32J4000/ UE32J4000AW.
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Sound problems and issues with NEO LED-3229 TV

NEO LED-3229 TV produces really awful sound but is it related to the quality of the speakers or it is an isolated problem?


After testing the cheap 32 inch LED TV NEO LED-3229 TV for couple of days we analyzed most of its pros and cons. The sound quality was definitely not one of its strong points but is this really the actual factory state of the TV or there might be some kind of issue with the TV we reviewed. Lets discuss the symptoms to find out:
  1. Poor sound quality and playing with the settings and presets - when I first turned the TV on the sound it produced was flat, without any sufficient bass and treble. Luckily there are settings to change these settings and turn them up. Unfortunately after half an hour playing with these settings and testing the surround preset the result I got was even worse than what I heard initially.

  2. Could it be an issue with the TV- NEO LED-3229 TV has really small and flat downfiring speakers located on the bottom of the TV frame. If I have to be honest I don't think there are any factory issues with them as I didn't hear any rattle or strange sounds.

The cheapest new 32 inch LED TV in 2018


My verdict would be that no matter that this is one really cheap TV NEO should really invest $2-3 and put better speakers in their televisions. Other than that everything is as expected, low to average build quality and decent picture, good set of ports and connection options.

I would love to hear your opinion in case you own a NEO TV and let me know what you think about the sound quality, I would much appreciate it.

Samsung UE32M5520AKXXU TV specifications

Samsung UE32M5520AKXXU TV features, specifications and quick product review

Samsung UE32M5520AKXXU TV specs
Samsung UE32M5520AKXXU
Hey dear consumers! Today we will take a closer look at one of Samsung's best selling 32 inch Full HD LED TVs - the Samsung UE32M5520AKXXU.

Samsung UE32M5520AKXXU TV specifications
Product Description Samsung UE32M5500AK 5 Series - 32" LED TV
Product Type LED-backlit LCD TV - Smart TV
Diagonal Class 32"
Colour Dark titan
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Format 1080p (Full HD)
Motion Enhancement Technology 600 Picture Quality Index
Video Interface Component, composite, HDMI
HDMI Ports Qty 3 ports
Connectivity Wi-Fi, LAN, Bluetooth
LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight - Micro Dimming Pro
Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
TV Tuner 1x analogue, 1x digital
Digital TV Tuner DVB-C, DVB-T2
Picture Enhancements Wide Colour Enhancer Plus, Digital Clean View, HyperReal Engine, Mega Contrast, Ultra Clean View, contrast enhancer, Accessibility High contrast, PurColor
Speaker System 2 speakers
USB 2 ports
Remote Control Standard remote
Voltage AC 230V (50/60 Hz)
Energy Class Class A
Power Consumption Operational 65 Watt
Power Consumption (On mode) 41 W
Energy Consumption per Year 60 kWh
Dimensions (WxDxH) - without stand 73.04 cm x 5.51 cm x 43.37 cm
Weight 5.5 kg
Price: £250

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LG 49UJ620V is one of the affordable 4K LED TVs that I would recommend before the World Cup in Russia

LG 49UJ620V review

LG 49UJ620V review - there are couple of reasons I would recommend this 49 inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV but lets start with the specs first:
  • Image resolution: 3840 x 2160 IPS
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9
  • Brightness: Ultra Luminance
  • True Motion refresh 100
  • Active HDR
  • HDR10
  • HLG
  • Color Master Engine
  • 4K Upscaler
  • True Color Accuracy
  • HDR Effect
  • Smart TV: YES

The cheapest new 32 inch LED TV in 2018 - NEO LED-3229

We review one of the cheapest HD LED TVs for 2018 - the 32 inch NEO LED-3229

NEO LED-3229 TV
NEO LED-3229 - the cheapest 2018 LED TV
Here at For consumers we review cheap LED televisions quite often because we believe there are very good picks for less money. The NEO LED-3229 is a 32 inch HD LED television and currently it is one of the cheapest sold on European market. Now lets take a look at its main features and specifications:

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  • TV size (inches): 32
  • Resolution: HD
  • Price: 130 Euro
  • HDMI ports: 1
  • USB ports: 1
  • Stereo speakers: Yes
  • WiFi: No
  • Smart TV: No
  • Wall mountable: Yes
  • Digital tuner: Yes, DVB-T+C

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

NEO LED-3229 is a pretty good choice for a cheap 32 inch HD LED TV - here is why

NEO LED-3229 TV
NEO LED-3229

We have reviewed many cheap TVs in the last couple of months and today we are taking a closer look at another one. The NEO LED-3229 is a cheap 32 inch HD LED TV sold mostly in Eastern Europe. NEO is a preferred manufacturer of cheap electronics targeting mostly business customers like hotels, guest houses and others who need cheap brand new equipment for their properties.


The most impressive feature of the NEO LED-3229 is its price. The tested model we will talk about today has a price tag of just 130 Euros. This of course is very cheap, especially for a TV made in China. Yest, the LED-3229 is assembled/manufactured in China, unlike many other cheap TVs offered in Bulgaria and Romania which are mostly made somewhere on the Balkans or in Turkey.




















Packaging 

The TV itself is packaged in a decent box and doesn't leave the impression of cheap low quality product.


Picture quality

The NEO LED-3229 picture quality depends mostly on the source of signal/stream that you will be using. I have tested it with multiple cable TV operators and honestly wasn't impressed with the picture quality but that was mostly because of the bad reception of those local TV operators that I had to use. On the other hand HD content with proper resolution comes out really nice on the NEO LED-3229. Color reproduction is OK, colors are vivid and brightness levels are more than adequate for a TV in this price range. Viewing angles are also OK, not the best in class of course.


Sound

The sound... is horrible. The NEO LED-3229 is equipped with two small speakers which produce some of the worst sound that I have listened from a television recently. They are truly bad, no matter what settings I tried it always turned out very bad. I guess NEO just thought that most users will plug in external source of sound which by the way is pretty easy thanks to the 3.5 mm headphone jack that is available on the back of the TV. If you don't want to spend too much I would just recommend you to plug in a cheap (15-30 Euro) 2.1 sound system and forget about the horrible speakers of the NEO LED-3229. Honestly, some smartphones that I have tested have better and louder speakers compared to these in the LED-3239.

Ports and connectors

One thing that really surprised me here is the fact that this TV has an overall of 3 HDMI ports which is really rare to see in a cheap 32 inch TV (we have only 2 in the much more expensive Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650). Other than that here we have 1x USB port with media player support, 1x VGA, 1x Scartx, 1x CI, 1x Coxial, 3.5 mm headphone jack and couple of others seen in the specs list below:

Remote control

The remote control copies the designs I have seen in some premium brands. It is ergonomic and easy to use most of the time, the buttons are big and ergonomic. The menu set up takes some time to get used to but I can say the same thing about most TVs I use for the very first time.


My opinion

As an active consumer I use a lot of electronics from various brands and I usually don't judge by the looks or the name. I am well aware that the NEO LED-3229 is very far from the best 32 inch televisions offered on the market. But just think about the price and what you are getting for less then $150 - a brand new TV set with good picture quality and easy to use menu.

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HP ProBook 450 G5 2RS03EA laptop review

Consumer review of the 15.6 inch Intel powered laptop HP ProBook 450 G5 2RS03EA


The business oriented HP ProBook 450 G5 2RS03EA is very popular in Eastern Europe and Asia and thanks to its good specifications and value for money ration it is considered one of HP's successful stories in the laptop market.

You have probably heard that HP struggled a bit in this market due to bad reputation and quality issues in many of their mid-priced laptops. Meanwhile the competition from Dell, Lenovo and Asus had a very aggressive approach in this segment and made it quite difficult for HP to achieve top sales in global markets. Today we will be taking a look at a very balanced laptop from HP, combining modern technology, good specs and relatively affordable price tag. The HP ProBook 450 G5 2RS03EA is a 15.6 inch laptop, powered by Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM (offered with 16GB as well).

Performance and Productivity

Thanks to its good specifications the ProBook 450 G5 2RS03EA  performs very well even when stressed with multiple tasks and heavier applications. For maximum performance I would recommend you to customize it with 16 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 SSD in addition to the 1TB HDD for faster boot speed and overall better performance.

HP ProBook 450 G5 2RS03EA - full laptop specificaitons

Available Operating Systems
Windows 10 Pro 64 – HP recommends Windows 10 Pro.
Windows 10 Home 64
FreeDOS 2.0

Processor Family
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor (i7-8550U model); 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor (i5-8250U model); 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor (i5-7200U
model); 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor (i3-7100U model); 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor

Available Processors
3,4,5
Intel® Core™ i7-8550U Intel® UHD graphics 620 (1.8 GHz, up to 3.7 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, 8 MB cache, 4 cores); Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Intel® UHD Graphics
620 (1.6 GHz, up to 3.4 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, 6 MB cache, 4 cores); Intel® Core™ i5-7200U with Intel HD Graphics 620 (2.5 GHz, up to 3.1 GHz with Intel Turbo
Boost Technology, 3 MB cache, 2 cores); Intel® Core™ i3-7100U with Intel® HD Graphics 620 (2.4 GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores); Intel® Core™ i3-6006U with Intel® HD Graphics 520 (2
GHz, 3 MB cache, 2 cores)

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Chipset
Chipset is integrated with processor

Maximum memory
Up to 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM
Standard memory note: SODIMM slots are customer accessible/upgradeable; Supports dual channel memory

Memory Slots
2 SODIMM

Internal Storage
up to 1 TB SATA (5400 rpm)
up to 500 GB SATA (7200 rpm)
up to 512 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe TLC SSD
up to 256 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
up to 128 GB M.2 SATA TLC SSD

Display
39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal HD touch screen, 220 cd/m2, 45% sRGB (1366 x 768); 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal FHD UWVA anti-glare flat LED backlit, 220 cd/m2, 45% sRGB (1920 x
1080); 39.6 cm (15.6") diagonal HD SVA anti-glare LED-backlit, 220 cd/m2, 45% sRGB (1366 x 768)

Available Graphics
Integrated: Intel® UHD Graphics 620; Intel® HD Graphics 620; Intel® HD Graphics 520; Intel® HD Graphics
Discrete: NVIDIA® GeForce® 930MX (2 GB DDR3 dedicated, switchable)

Wireless Technologies
Realtek 802.11ac (2x2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo; Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) WiFi and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo (non-vPro™); HP lt4132
LTE/HSPA+ 4G Mobile Broadband; HP lt4210 LTE/HSPA+ 4G Mobile Broadband

Communications
Realtek RTL8111HSH Gigabit Ethernet
Expansion Slots
1 multi-format digital media readerSupports SD, SDHC, SDXC.
Ports and Connectors
1 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort™); 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 2.0 (power port); 1 HDMI 1.4b; 1 VGA; 1 RJ-45; 1 AC power; 1 headphone/microphone combo jack
Input Device
HP Premium Keyboard, full-sized island-style, spill resistant and optional backlit
Clickpad with image sensor, multi-touch gestures enabled, taps enabled as default

Webcam
HD camera; HD IR webcam
Available Software
Native Miracast Support; HP LAN Protection; HP Velocity; HP 3D DriveGuard 6 (Windows required); HP ePrint Driver + JetAdvantage; HP Hotkey Support; HP Recovery Manager; HP
JumpStart; HP Support Assistant; HP Noise Cancellation Software; Buy Office; Bing search for IE11; HP Connection Optimizer

Security Management
HP BIOSphere Gen3; HP DriveLock and Automatic DriveLock; Power-on Authentication (password); Secure Erase; Absolute Persistence Module; Preboot Authentication; HP Client
Security Gen3; Microsoft Defender

Power
45 W HP Smart AC adapter
HP 3-cell, 48 Wh Long Life Li-ion

Dimensions
37.6 x 26.41 x 2.08 cm (non-touch); 37.6 x 26.41 x 2.28 cm (touch)
Weight: Starting at 2.1 kg (Weight varies by configuration and components)

Environmental
Low halogen
Energy Efficiency Compliance
ENERGY STAR certified; EPEAT Gold

Warranty
1-year limited warranty (upgrades available, sold separately), 1-year warranty on primary battery

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I hope you find this information useful. After we test the ProBook 450 G5 2RS03EA I will share more information and details about its overall performance, problems and issues that we found and other useful info.

Luxor LUX0132007/01 - TV specs

Luxor LUX0132007/01 LED TV specifications

Luxor LUX0132007/01 TV
Luxor LUX0132007/01 - cheap 32 inch TV

Hi dear consumers! Today we are taking a closer look at one of the cheapest 32 inch LED TVs on the UK market. The Luxor LUX0132007/01 is actually pretty hard to find these days, except for couple of refurbished offers. But first of all here are the LUX0132007/01 TV specifications:

Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 vs Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 - which is better?

Comparing two of the most popular entry level Sony TVs: Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 vs Sony Bravia KDL-42W650


The Bravia KDL-40WD650 and Bravia KDL-42W650 are some of the most popular mid-sized Sony LED TVs in the last couple of years. I myself have used the the Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 for over and year and I would love to share my impressions with the TV so far.

Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 TV

40 vs 42
Size matters when discussing LED TVs. The difference between the 40 inch KDL-40WD650 and the 42 inch KDL-42W650 but the bigger screen is much better when watching TVs. But all depends on the size of the room you are using the TV in - smaller spaces require smaller sized screens. I personally like both the 40 and 42 inch sizes. I believe the 40 inch is better if watching lots of TV programs as many of them come out better on more balanced screens (some figures look really annoying on bigger TVs).

TV specifications
TV specifications
Sony Bravia KDL-42W650Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650

TV type: LED backlit LCD
Viewing angle: 178° (Right/Left), 178° (Up/Down)
Display resolution: Full HD 1080p
Sound technology: Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® Pulse
Sound modes: Standard, Cinema, Sports, Music, Game, Compressed Audio
Power supply: DC 19.5V
Power consumption: 84 W

Screen size: 40 inch
HD specification: Full HD
TV resolution: 1920×1080
Optimized frequency: 200 Hz
Screen shape: Flat

Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 review


Other differences
When the 42W650 was first released it was slightly more expensive compared to the 40WD650 which came out few years later. As I mentioned I have used the Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 for more than a year and I have to admit I am very pleased with its performance. The Smart TV functions could be improved a little, since the interface is not the fastest nor the most intuitive. Both these TVs have very good energy efficiency figures.

Sony Bravia KDL-40WD650 vs Sony Bravia KDL-42W650 - which is better?
Well, I don't think we would have a clear winner in this comparison since both TVs offer very good picture quality in Full HD and they are very similar in size and functions. Probably it is up to the personal preference if you need the bigger screen or 40 inches would be just fine for you. I would be happy to hear your opinion about these two TVs so feel free to share your impressions and opinion in the comments section below.

UTOK U24HD3 vs Blaupunkt 24/207O - small TVs in review

UTOK U24HD3 and Blaupunkt 24/207O two cheap LED TVs that compete in the small TV segment but which is better?


 

We've reviewed plenty of small TVs recently and most of them were pretty cheap. I think price tag is one of the leading factors when choosing small TV. Today at Test and Review we are taking closer look at two direct competitors in the small LED TV segment - the Romanian UTOK U24HD3 and the not-German Blaupunkt 24/207O. They both can be found for under 200 Euros and they are both sold mostly on the European market.

Is 24 inches enough?

Well, it depends on the buyer. Since the UTOK U24HD3 and Blaupunkt 24/207O are both 24 inches I believe they will be perfect for small spaces like kitchens. I wouldn't recommend neither of these for multimedia, watching movies or any other that would require much bigger screen in order to enjoy the content. Other than that, these two are not the most compact TVs in the segment since their frames are pretty thick. I like how the Blaupunkt looks a bit better just because of its stand. What is your opinion about the looks of these two small TVs? Feel free to leave me your opinion in the comments section below.

 

Blaupunkt 236/2070 23.6 inch LED HD TV


 

Technical specifications

These two TVs are very similar in specs. They both deliver good picture in HD resolution. Please note that these are non-smart TVs. The Blaupunkt 24/207O has one HDMI more (overall of 2) compared to the UTOK U24HD3. Most other specs are pretty much the same or very similar. Both these TVs are energy efficiency class A which is definitely a positive thing.

Price

In regards to the price, the winner must be the UTOK U24HD3 since I've seen this TV on sale for less than 100 Euros which is quite cheap. That is thanks to the fact that the UTOK brand is managed in Eastern Europe, mostly in Romania.

UTOK U24HD3 vs Blaupunkt 24/207O - which is better?

Well, if it was my money I would definitely go with the Blaupunkt 24/207O. You will have to pay more for it but I like the design a bit more, I think the build quality is a bit better, as well as the picture quality. Of course, the UTOK U24HD3 has the price advantage so it is definitely our price winner, not only comparing it to the Blaupunkt but in the segment in general.

The all new BMW X7 is bigger than X5 and better than Q7?

BMW X7 video review


Well, we are pretty much sure about the first part of the statement in the title as the new X7 will be pretty big and of course bigger than the smaller sibling the X5. In today's video review we will take a closer look at a pre-production version of the X7 so not all features and specs will be released but I am sure you will get a good impression what this SUV is going to be about.

BMW X7 - video


Please let us know what you think about the X7 in the comment section below, I will be more than happy to get your opinion.

Blaupunkt 40/138MXN - best option for a cheap 40 inch TV in UK?

Is the Blaupunkt 40/138MXN a good option for a cheap 40 inch Smart LED TV in UK - lets find out


You are in UK and you are looking for a cheap 40 inch Smart LED TV for under £300? Well, look no further since the Blaupunkt 40/138MXN is all of that - a Smart LED Full HD 1080p television offered at the price of just £250 in UK.

TV Specifications

To start with I will share the most important specifications of the Blaupunkt 40/138MXN so you case decide if it fits your criteria:

Dimensions: 57cm(H) 92.1cm(W) 19.8cm(D)
Remote Control: Standard Remote x 1
Energy Saving Mode: Yes
Screen Size: 40 Inches
Screen Type: LED
3D: No
Smart TV: Yes
Manual / Quick Guide: Yes
Power Cable: Yes
Built-in Instruction Manual: No
Remote Control Batteries: AAA x 2
Mini / Slim Wall Mount Supported: Yes
Vesa Wall Mount Supported: Yes
Resolution Size: 1920 x 1080
Resolution Type: 1080p Full HD
Manufacture Motion Rate: 100AMR Hz
Annual Power Consumption: 70 Kwh
Film Picture Mode: Yes
Game Picture Mode: No
Number of Internal Speakers: 2
Audio Power: 20 Watt
3D Sound: No
Number of Tuners: Single
Internet Connection: Built-in WiFi
Web Browsing: Yes
Digital Text Services: Yes
Auto Tuning: Yes
Auto Power Off: Yes
EPG: 7 Days
App / Portal Store: Yes
Smart Phone / Tablet App Available: No
Recommended Content: Yes
Built-in Camera: No
Motion Control: No
Voice Control: No
Picture-in-Picture: No
Tuner Type: Freeview HD
On-mode Power Consumption: 48 Watt
Processor Type: Single Core
Standard Refresh Rate: 50 Hz
DLNA Certified: Yes
HDMI Input: 3
Scart Input: 1
Component Video Input: 1
Composite Video Input: 1
USB Input: 2
Digital Optical Output: 1
Ethernet (LAN) Input: Yes - Service Only
NFC (Near Field Communication): No
Supported Audio Formats: MP3, M4a, WMA, AAC, AC3, EAC3,LPCM, OGG
Supported Video Formats: AVI/MKV/WMV/ASF/MP4/M4v/RM/RMVB/VOB/TS/M2TS/MPG/FLV/SWF
Supported Image Formats: JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG
WiFi: Yes
Miracast: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Headphone Socket: 1
Netflix: Yes
Facebook: No
Youtube: Yes
Twitter: No
BBC iPlayer: Yes
Viewing Angle: 176/176 Degrees
Stand Type: Static
TV DVD Combi: No
Series / Family: BLA-40/138M-GB-11B4-FEGPX-UK
Vesa Wall Mount Size: 300 x 200 mm
Sports Picture Mode: No
USB Playback: Movie, Music, Photo
USB File System: FAT32
USB Recording (DVR): Yes
ITV Hub: No
Demand 5: No
All 4: No
Other Smart Services: Deezer, BBC Sport, BBC Weather, BBC News
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel): Yes
WiFi Direct: No
Intel WiDi: No
MHL Compatible: No
Standby Power Consumption: 0.5 Watt
Analog RCA L/R Audio Output: 0
Analog RCA L/R Audio Input: 1
Digital Coaxial Output: 0
Ultra HD 4K Upscaling: No
Scroll Back EPG: 0 Days
Web Applications Built-in: Yes
Audio Processing: DTS
Scroll Back Compatible EPG: No
Wireless Soundbar Compatible (same brand only): No
Dolby Sound Technology: Yes
Built-in Tuners: DVB-T/T2
Amazon Instant Video: No
Aerial Cable: Yes
Multiroom Compatible: No
Curved Design: No
Connected Features: No
4K Ultra HD: No
Now TV: No
Google Cast: No
HEVC / H.265 4K Codec: No
Stand Design: 2 Point Stand
HDR (High Dynamic Range): No
Music Sound Mode: Yes
Film Sound Mode: Yes
USB 3.0: No
Container Formats: AVI/MKV/WMV/ASF/MP4/M4v/RM/RMVB/VOB/TS/M2TS/MPG/FLV/SWF
Sleep Mode: Yes
Timer Mode: Yes
Aerial Input (RF): 1
Satellite Input (LNB): 0
PC Audio Input: 1
Common Interface (CI): Yes
Stand and Fixings: Yes
Wall Bracket Adapter: Not Required
Scart Adapter: Not Required
Component Adapter: Yes - Included
Composite Adapter: Yes - Included
Ultra HD 4K Streaming: No
HDR Streaming: No
Full HD: Yes
Adjustable Stand: No

The cheap Blaupunkt 24/207O is the best small TV I would recommend


TV features

Well, these are a lot of specifications, hopefully you make any use of them at all. The most important things about the Blaupunkt 40/138MXN I mentioned in the first paragraph. Some of the advantages of this TV besides from the price - it is a Smart TV (not Android) and it offers good picture quality in Full HD (not to be compared with premium brands like Sony and Samsung). I like the simple design of it, even though it looks a bit cheap on first glance. The LED pane frames are thin but far from the thinnest in the class.

Price

Since we've already discussed that - the cheapest I could find it on the UK market is around £250.

Blaupunkt 24/207O TV review

Blaupunkt 24/207O is a cheap 24 inch small LED TV that is one of my personal favorites and here are my top 3 reasons why - test and review


[caption id="attachment_4000" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]Blaupunkt 24/207O Blaupunkt 24/207O 24 LED TV with Freeview[/caption]

As many of our readers know I like to give purchase advice related to buying TVs, computers and other consumer electronics. Today I will do so for a small budget LED TV that is offered mainly in UK and few other parts of Europe (if you still consider the UK is still part of Europe... just kidding). The TV I will recommend you is the 24 inch HD LED Blaupunkt 24/207O. The main features and specs of this TV will not impress  you with anything special so don't expect any cutting edge technology in this short review. It is just that the Blaupunkt 24/207O is a good performer and it is a good deal as well and that is the main reason why I think it is great value for money TV. Here are my top 3 reasons why:

  1. Price - it costs just £140 in UK which doesn't make it the cheapest 24 inch HD TV on the market there but is one of the few on that price that will work for over 2 years, without any major build quality issues. HD Ready LED TV with Freeview with such price sticker should be appreciated.

  2. It has a nice, simple design. Unlike many of its competitors the Blaupunkt 24/207O is not trying to impress anyone. It is just a simple small TV that will suit your kitchen or small bedroom perfectly.

  3. Variety of connection options - the Blaupunkt 24/207O offers most of the important ports that you would need, including 2x HDMI ports, USB with media players support, 3.5 mm headphone port, Ethernet and few others that I will include in the full specification list in the review below.


These are the three simple reasons why I classified the Blaupunkt 24/207O as the best small TV I would recommend for this week. Here is the list with the full specs of it:

  • Total HDMI Connections: 2
    Total Scart Sockets: 1

  • Resolution: 1366x768
    USB Ports: 1
    MHL Ports: 0
    HDMI Standard: 1.4
    Component Input: Y
    Ethernet Port: Y
    Headphone Socket: Y
    PC Input: HDMI
    Built-in DVD: N
    Built-in Freeview HD: YType: LED TV


Luxor TV - everything you need to know

HD Ready / Full HD / Ultra HD: HD Ready
Colour: Black
Manufacturer Warranty Period: 12 months
3D Ready: No
Electronic Programme Guide: 7
Parental Lock: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Wall-mountable: Yes
DLNA Compliant: No
Miracast: No
Smart / Internet TV: No
WiDi: No
Energy Efficiency Class: A
Power Consumption - Average: 25w
Energy Consumption (Annual): 37 kWh/annum
Energy Consumption (On Mode): 25 W
Power Consumption - Standby: 0.5w
Vesa Size (mm): 100 x 100mm
Height With Tabletop Stand (cm): 386
Screen Size: 24
Height Without Tabletop Stand (cm): 343
Weight With Tabletop Stand (kg): 4.1
Weight Without Tabletop Stand (kg): 3.9
Product Height: 386.0 Millimetre
Product Width: 560.0 Millimetre
Product Depth: 140.0 Millimetre
Product Weight: 4.1 Kilogram
Total Audio Power Output (Watts RMS): 6W
Digital Audio Output: Yes - optical

UTOK U24HD3 24 inch LED TV – best small cheap TV?


Another small 24 inch LED TV that I particularly like (except for the price, which is a bit higher) is the Samsung T24E310. Stay tuned and check back at Test and Review and follow the rest of our TV reviews for more interesting offers and deals.

LG 43UJ635V - my favorite 43 inch 4k TV reviewed

My top 3 reasons to like the LG 43UJ635V this Specifications and quick consumer review of the premium 43 inch 4K UHD LED TV 

LG 43UJ635V TV

To start with I have to say that I really like the LG 43UJ635V 4K Ultra HD LED TV. To save you some time and before I give you the list with its main features and specs, here are the top 3 things I like about the 43UJ635V:

Quick sandwich making tips with the Tefal Ultracompact SM1552

Sandwich making is easy when you follow couple of very basic tips - here are mine, using the Tefal Ultracompact SM1552


[caption id="attachment_3935" align="aligncenter" width="652"]Tefal SM1552 Easy sandwich and toast making with the Tefal Ultaracompact SM1552[/caption]

 

Making sandwiches has never been easier these days, thanks to the variety of kitchen appliances that make our day a little bit easier. Couple of weeks ago I bought my first ever sandwich maker - Tefal Ultracompact SM1552. Actually I wasn't really into sandwich makers but I found that one on a very good price and decided to give it a try. The result was that I made pretty good homemade sandwiches/toasts in no time. So here are couple of quick tips and advice I would give to beginner sandwich makers (home chefs):

  1. Buy a quality brand sandwich makers, don't compromise just for saving couple of bucks - I would strongly advise you to invest in quality brand like Tefal, Philips or Moulinex, it's really not worth saving some cash in case you plan to use the sandwich maker on daily basis.

  2. Read the manual - usually operating with sandwich makers is pretty easy and some of them don't even have any buttons or switches, just plug it in and it is ready for use. Anyways, I would advise you to read the instructions/user manual first.

  3. I wait for the sandwich maker to warm up a bit before putting the toast in it - I don't know why, I just believe it conserves the substances between the two bread slices better and sandwiches taste a bit better.

  4. Clean your sandwich maker well after each use - if you leave any dirty spots and areas that might ruin your next portion, no matter how well it was prepared. So just make sure to clean the sandwich maker well after you use it.


[caption id="attachment_3934" align="aligncenter" width="653"]sandwich making tips Cheese sandwich maker - my quick tips[/caption]

 

Well, these were my quick "in the kitchen" tips for making better sandwiches at home. With the Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 I learned how to make good cheese toast real quick. One thing that worries me is that making delicious sandwiches is so easy now that I may gain some extra weight in no time... hopefully I don't.

 

Why I really like the Vectra C interior and comfort features!?

Discussion about Vectra C interior and comfort features as well as some minor problems and issues

Vectra C comfort
Vectra C interior is quite roomy and spacious, especially considering the overall dimensions of the vehicle. The estate version is the roomiest from all Vectra C body styles, next is the hatchback and the sedan scores last in this category.

Comfort features
Vectra C is relatively comfortable vehicle and despite the firm ride it is considered pretty good option for longer trips. There are couple of different versions of the interior, depending on the level of equipment but most cars were ordered with extras that didn’t belong to a specific package.
semi leather interior
Vectra C semi-leather interior is the best option

Full leather
- the full leather interior is pretty good but I if not ordered with tinted windows you may find it pretty uncomfortable to use the seats in the summertime. The leather interior in the OPC/VRX version of the Vectra is even nicer with sport Recaro seats and tide side bolstering.
Semi-leather - this is the kind of interior I got in my Vectra C and I believe this is the perfect balance of luxury and everyday usability. The doors are almost full leather while the seats are semi-leather.
Fabric - the regular fabric interior is also good but the seats in this version are not as comfortable as the leather ones. On the other hand this is the most durable option.

Vectra C steering wheel
The leather wrapped steering wheel is just perfect

Unfortunately the overall good impression from Vectra C interior is ruined by the cheap plastics that can be found in multiple locations in the cabin. All versions are equipped with dual armrests - front and rear which do a pretty good job on longer journeys.

Buying used car – Opel Vectra C


Controls and switches
Opel/Vauxhall Vectra C controls are easy to use and operate… for the most part. My car was equipped with a dual-zone climate control which meant some simple air-conditioning settings needed to be done through the menus (like turning AC on/off). Other than that stereo controls are easy to work with as most of them are pretty bug. Same can be said for the steering wheel controls. Window switches are not the best in class.
Vectra C switches

Key and remote locking
One thing I particularly like is the remote control key for my hatchback Vectra C. It feels very solid and it also accommodates some interesting features like moving up all windows that remained open when locking the vehicle.

Overall Vectra C is a comfortable and well thought car. Of course there are areas that could be improved but that is valid for most cars, especially those which are considered budget ones.

LG 60UJ750V - great deal for a 60 inch big screen 4K TV

Features, specifications and deal info for the 60 inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV LG 60UJ750V

LG 60UJ750V 4k LED TV
LG 60UJ750V
Consumers are buying bigger and bigger LED TV screens each year and some people are actually getting ridiculous with the screen size they are aiming to purchase. So to begin with I will advise you not to go wild when buying new TV, just make sure the size is calibrated to fit your room size nicely.
Today I will share some information, features and specifications of one big TV - the 60 inch 4k LED TV LG 60UJ750V. It is offered on a great deal at eBay and here is what it offers:
Dimensions: 77.4cm(H) 134.4cm(W) 6.4cm(D)
Energy Rating: A
Energy Rating: A+
Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
Remote Control: Smart Remote x 1
Energy Saving Mode: Yes
Screen Size: 60 Inches
Screen Type: LED
3D: No
Smart TV: Yes
Manual / Quick Guide: Yes
Power Cable: Yes
Built-in Instruction Manual: Yes
Mini / Slim Wall Mount Supported: No
Vesa Wall Mount Supported: Yes
Resolution Size: 3840 x 2160
Resolution Type: 4K Ultra HD
Manufacture Motion Rate: TM100 Hz
Annual Power Consumption: 133 Kwh
Film Picture Mode: Yes
Game Picture Mode: Yes
Number of Internal Speakers: 2
Audio Power: 20 Watt
3D Sound: No
Number of Tuners: Single
Internet Connection: Built-in Wifi
Web Browsing: Yes
Digital Text Services: Yes
Auto Tuning: Yes
Auto Power Off: Yes
EPG: 8 Days
App / Portal Store: Yes
Smart Phone / Tablet App Available: Yes - Android and iOS
Recommended Content: Yes
Built-in Camera: No
Motion Control: No
Voice Control: Yes - via Smart Remote (Included)
Picture-in-Picture: No
Tuner Type: Freeview HD and Freesat HD
On-mode Power Consumption: 96 Watt
Energy Efficiency Class: A+
Processor Type: Quad Core
Standard Refresh Rate: 50 Hz
DLNA Certified: Yes
HDMI Input: 4
Scart Input: 0
Component Video Input: 0
Composite Video Input: 0
USB Input: 2
Digital Optical Output: 1
VGA Input: 0
Ethernet (LAN) Input: Yes
NFC (Near Field Communication): No
Supported Audio Formats: mp3, wav, ogg, wma
Supported Video Formats: asf, wmv, avi, mp4, m4v, mov, 3gp, 3g2, mkv, ts, trp, tp, mts, mp
Supported Image Formats: JPEG
WiFi: Yes
Miracast: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Headphone Socket: 1
Netflix: Yes
Facebook: No
Youtube: Yes
Twitter: No
BBC iPlayer: Yes
Viewing Angle: 178 Degrees
Stand Type: Static
TV DVD Combi: No
WebOS Smart TV: Yes
Series / Family: UJ750V
Vesa Wall Mount Size: 300 x 300 mm
Sports Picture Mode: Yes
USB Playback: Movie, Music, Photo
USB File System: FAT32 / NTFS
USB Recording (DVR): Yes
ITV Hub: Yes
All 4: Yes
Other Smart Services: UK TV Play
Smart Remote Batteries: AA x 2
Other Accessories Included: Screws
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel): Yes
WiFi Direct: No
Intel WiDi: Yes
MHL Compatible: No
Standby Power Consumption: 0.3 Watt
Analog RCA L/R Audio Output: 0
Analog RCA L/R Audio Input: 0
Digital Coaxial Output: 0
Ultra HD 4K Upscaling: Yes
Scroll Back EPG: 7 Days
Web Applications Built-in: Yes
Audio Processing: Dolby Digital, DTS
Scroll Back Compatible EPG: Yes
Wireless Soundbar Compatible (same brand only): Yes
Dolby Sound Technology: No
Built-in Tuners: DVB-T2/C/S2
Amazon Instant Video: Yes
Multiroom Compatible: Yes
Curved Design: No
Connected Features: Freeview Play
4K Ultra HD: Yes
Now TV: Yes
TV Weight: 20.8 Kg
Google Cast: No
HEVC / H.265 4K Codec: Yes
Width of Pedestal Stand / Distance between feet: 802 cm
Stand Design: Crescent Stand
HDR (High Dynamic Range): Yes
Music Sound Mode: Yes
Film Sound Mode: Yes
USB 3.0: Yes
Sleep Mode: Yes
Timer Mode: Yes
Aerial Input (RF): 1
Satellite Input (LNB): 1
PC Audio Input: 0
Common Interface (CI): Yes
Stand and Fixings: Yes
LG Sound Sync: Yes
Ultra HD 4K Streaming: Yes
HDR Streaming: Yes
Frame Enhancement Technology: Multi HDR with Dolby Vision
Adjustable Stand: No
Brand: LG

LG 60UJ750V 4K UHD Television video review



LG 60UJ750V 60 Inch Smart LED TV 4K Ultra HD Freeview HD and Freesat HD 4 HDMI

Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 sandwich maker - user review

Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 consumer product review after three weeks

Tefal Ultaracompact SM1552 sandwich maker
Tefal Ultracompact SM1552

Today's review is dedicated to the Tefal Ultracompact SM1552 sandwich maker which I have been using in the last couple of weeks. This is actually my first sandwich/toast maker ever.

SANDISK Ultra Flair USB 3.0 Memory Stick 32 GB

SANDISK Ultra Flair USB 3.0 Memory Stick 32 GB - Test and Review


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This is probably going to be one of the shortest reviews we've done recently. Today we are taking a look at super-compact portable storage solution - the SANDISK Ultra Flair USB 3.0 Memory Stick 32 GB.

 

Features


The SANDISK Ultra Flair USB 3.0 Memory Stick has 32 GB on board which is plenty of space, even if you are going to use it for transferring multimedia. The device is super compact and would fit easily in any pocket (just make sure you don't loose it). The Ultra Flair is fast and reliable, making ultra fast transfers. The device is also available in 64GB version.

CnMemory 64GB Spaceloop Metal USB 2.0 flash drive



Specifications



  • USB 3.0 & USB 2.0
    Ultra Fast Transfers
    Ultra Fast Transfers
    Capacity: 32 GB
    Wired connections: USB 3.0
    Password protection: Yes
    Colour: Silver & black
    Box contents: SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 Memory Stick
    Dimensions: 8 x 102 x 152 mm (H x W x D)
    Weight: 54 g
    Manufacturer's guarantee: 5 years


Price


The 32GB version of the SANDISK Ultra Flair USB 3.0 Memory Stick costs around £10-15.

HP 15-bs013dx - great 15.6-inch laptop deal at BestBuy

HP 15-bs013dx is a very capable 15-inch touch screen laptop with good features, specs and affordable price


Our US readers will be very happy with the laptop that we are going to review today - the 15.6-inch touch screen and Intel processor HP 15-bs013dx. This laptop received a very good score from BestBuy reviewers - 4.5 which is pretty good for a mid-range computer from a brand that doesn't do very well in the consumer laptop segment in the last couple of years.

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HP 15-bs013dx - laptop features


Windows 10 operating system
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15.6" touch screen
BrightView glossy screen maintains the vivid colors in your photos and videos. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. WLED backlight.

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7100U mobile processor
Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing.

8GB system memory (RAM)
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.

1TB HDD - more than enough storage space, unfortunately no SSD
Holds a sizeable collection of digital photos, music, HD videos and DVD-quality movies. 5400 rpm spindle speed for standard read/write times.

Cloud support - Dropbox
Store your photos, videos, documents and other files on Dropbox for secure access across multiple devices. Fees may apply.

Intel® HD Graphics 620
On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.

Bluetooth
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the desktop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.

2x SuperSpeed 10Gbs USB 3.1 ports
Ultra-fast data connections to transfer large files rapidly.

USB 2.0 port
Quick plug-and-play connectivity for your devices and accessories.

HDMI 
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.

Built-in media reader
Supports SD memory card formats.

Wireless network connectivity
High-speed wireless LAN built into the screen, so it connects to your network or hotspots on the most common Wi-Fi standards in both laptop and tablet modes.

Additional ports
Headphone/microphone combo jack.

Weighs 4.52 lbs. and measures 0.9" thin
Balances portability and screen size, so you get a respectable amount of viewing space without the laptop being too cumbersome for practical portability - 3-cell lithium-ion battery.

Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Core, Atom, Ultrabook, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

 

HP 15-bs013dx video review

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HP laptops with Intel’s fifth-generation Core i processors


Price - the HP 15-bs013dx can be found online for as low as $370.

My opinion


The 15-bs013dx is pretty good laptop for the money - it is fast enough for all daily tasks and small business thanks to the Intel i3 processor. As a downside I would mention the lack of SSD, not even a smaller one for start up and cache operations. I am also not big fan of the glossy BrightView displays but there is some advantage for having a touch screen laptop.

Blaupunkt 236/2070 23.6 inch LED HD TV 720p

Blaupunkt 236/2070 23.6 inch LED HD TV 720p - consumer review, features and specs


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Today at Test and Review I will present you one compact TV that is targeting mostly the European market - the 24 inch Blaupunkt 236/2070. This is basically a 23.6 inch HD 720p LED TV which comes in different name/product code depending on the location. The 236/2070 is specifically targeting customers from Eastern Europe.

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When I saw the Blaupunkt 236/2070 in the store the other day it was place right next to a very similar small Sharp TV with the only difference that the Blaupunkt was slightly cheaper. I have seen these TVs being used mostly in hotels but I am sure they will also fit any mid-sized kitchen or even a small bedroom.

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Blaupunkt are marketing their products by reminding their customers that the brand was established a long time ago in Germany. Make no mistake, most of the products are made in Asia or Central/Eastern Europe. Still, latest Blaupunkt products I've tested impressed with solid build quality but performance was average. And so is the price. You can find the Blaupunkt 236/2070 for around 100-120 Euros which is an OK price for a good small TV. Of course there are cheaper alternatives like the UTOK U24HD3 which is offered mostly in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria but I believe Blaupunkt's quality and performance is slightly better.

I am not going to get into specifics but with the Blaupunkt 236/2070 you will get USB media player, HDMI, analogue and digital tuner, easy to use remote control and good viewing angles.

That is all I can share for the Blaupunkt 236/2070 for now. Check the rest of our TV reviews for more offers.

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