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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

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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
Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›

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.

Luxor TVs


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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Yet another Blaupunkt TV


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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Toshiba 55U6663DB - cheap 55 inch LED TV

Features and specifications of the 55-inch 4K LED TV Toshiba 55U6663DB

Hey consumers, toady we will be taking a closer look at one of the affordable big screen 4K TVs available on the UK market. We are talking about the Toshiba 55U6663DB which is offered for less than.

To begin with, I really like the design of the 55U6663DB. The TV itself has very thin frame and feels more compact than it really is. The frame looks solid in shiny chrome.

Toshiba 55U6663DB specifications:

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
Remote Control: Standard Remote x 1
Energy Saving Mode: Yes
Screen Size: 55 Inches
Screen Type: LED
3D: No
Smart TV: Yes
Manual / Quick Guide: Yes
Power Cable: Yes
Built-in Instruction Manual: Yes
Remote Control Batteries: AAA x 2
Mini / Slim Wall Mount Supported: No
Vesa Wall Mount Supported: Yes
Resolution Size: 3840 x 2160
Resolution Type: 4K Ultra HD
Annual Power Consumption: 125 Kwh
Film Picture Mode: Yes
Game Picture Mode: Yes
Number of Internal Speakers: 2
Audio Power: 10 Watt
3D Sound: Yes
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: No
Built-in Camera: No
Motion Control: No
Voice Control: No
Picture-in-Picture: No
Tuner Type: Freeview HD
On-mode Power Consumption: 86 Watt
Energy Efficiency Class: A+
Processor Type: Double Core
Standard Refresh Rate: 50Hz Hz
DLNA Certified: No
HDMI Input: 4
Scart Input: 1
Component Video Input: 1
Composite Video Input: 1
USB Input: 1
Digital Optical Output: 1
VGA Input: 1
Ethernet (LAN) Input: Yes
NFC (Near Field Communication): No
Supported Audio Formats: MP3, WMA , WAV
Supported Video Formats: MPG , MPEG , DAT , VOB , MKV , MP4 MOV , FLV , 3GP , AVI , ASF
Supported Image Formats: JPG , PEG , BMP , PNG
WiFi: Yes
Miracast: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Headphone Socket: 1
Netflix: Yes
Facebook: Yes
Youtube: Yes
Twitter: Yes
BBC iPlayer: Yes
Viewing Angle: 178/178 Degrees
TV DVD Combi: No
Series / Family: U66
Vesa Wall Mount Size: 400 x 200 mm
Sports Picture Mode: Yes
USB Playback: Movie, Music, Photo
USB File System: FAT 32
USB Recording (DVR): Yes
ITV Hub: Yes
Demand 5: Yes
All 4: Yes
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: Yes
Scroll Back EPG: 7 Days
Web Applications Built-in: Yes
Audio Processing: DTS TruSurround+DTS
Scroll Back Compatible EPG: No
Wireless Soundbar Compatible (same brand only): No
Dolby Sound Technology: No
Built-in Tuners: HD DVB-T2/C/S2(HEVC)
Amazon Instant Video: No
Multiroom Compatible: No
TV Size Group: Extra Large 55 Inches Plus
Curved Design: No
Connected Features: Freeview Play
4K Ultra HD: Yes
Now TV: No
TV Weight: 14.45 Kg
Google Cast: No
HEVC / H.265 4K Codec: No
HDR (High Dynamic Range): No
Music Sound Mode: Yes
Film Sound Mode: Yes
USB 3.0: No
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
Ultra HD 4K Streaming: Yes
HDR Streaming: No
Adjustable Stand: No
Offer: Yes

Toshiba 43U6763DG 43 inch 4k Ultra HD TV

Xenta Wireless 5G HD AV Kit

Xenta Wireless 5G HD AV Kit - wireless HDMI Transmitter & Receiver Kits run at 5GHz operation frequency to deliver uncompressed HD video/audio 20 meters in open field


 

Xenta Wireless 5G HD AV Kit is a wireless HD transmitter/receiver.

If you have sky,virgin tv, Xbox, PlayStation ect. in one room & want it in another room without the wires or moving the console.This transmitter will send it to the other TV.

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Main use will be for watching the tv & recording also the odd bit for playstation & xbox 360.

Main features:
- Includes 4 port HDMI switch for multiple sources

- Connect up to 4 source devices

- Control up to 4 devices with IR remote extender

- Includes wireless remote control

- Transmits up to 30 Metres an HD 720p or 1080p signal

Xenta Wireless 5G HD AV Kit extends HDMI or DVI signals up to 20m (open space) or 12m (indoor). Supports Full HD 1080p signals.
Real-time compressed audio is embedded within the HDMI output stream.
Suitable for use with Home Cinema and Computer equipment
Extends IR and CEC Signals for remote control of AV Equipment
Connect to PC/Player/Game Box with HDMI port conveniently.
Supporting the point-to-point transmission function currently which can be expanded to the multi-point to point transmission function.

Xenta XForce 5.1 Surround Sound speakers


What's in the box

1 x Wireless HDMI Transmitter(TX)
1 x Wireless HDMI Receiver(RX)
1 x HDMI Switch
1 x Remote control
2 x DC 5V Power Adapter for RX/TX
1 x IR Extension Cable
1 x HDMI Cable
1 x User Manua

ASUS FX503VD laptop specifications

ASUS FX503VD gaming laptop specifications

ASUS FX503VD laptop specs
  • Manufacturer Asus
  • Manufacturer part/model number: FX503VD-EH73
  • Brand Name Asus
  • Product Model FX503VD-EH73
  • Product Name ASUS FX FX503VD-EH73 15.6″ Traditional Laptop
  • Processor & Chipset Processor Manufacturer Intel
  • Processor Type Core i7
  • Processor Generation 7th Gen
  • Processor:  i7-7700HQ

What car to buy in 2018?

Buying a car in 2018 may be a very difficult experience - here are my top 5 advice about what vehicle to purchase


There are so many different cars for sale these days so I realized it might be quite hard to make the right choice when buying a car in 2018. I will mention just some of the key points before making the purchase and I am pretty sure there is a lot more to consider in addition to these points. So, here my top 5 recommendations:
  1. Don't be emotional when choosing your next vehicle - many people get quite emotional about their cars and that is very expected. You shouldn't really consider what a local "neighborhood expert" told you about which is the best car for you. Rely on trusted reviews, there are so many sources online so there is no excuse really for being surprised after the purchase.
  2. Consider your budget - don't go over your budget, set a clear max price and stay there.
  3.  Ask for a deal - many dealerships have vehicles on stock. If you are not buying the very latest model then you should definitely negotiate the price.
  4. Check warranty coverage - many brands offer useful services in addition to the warranty. Check the options for extending the stock warranty to 5 years if this is not the base period.
  5. Don't buy diesel! I am not even going to spend a lot of time for the negatives when buying diesel car. They are dirty, polluting the air, they cost a lot and break more often. The only type of vehicle that I would recommend with diesel engine is big SUV.

Buying used car – Opel Vectra C


These are my top 5 quick recommendations in case you are buying car in 2018. Please leave a comment if you need more information about a specific brand or offer, I will  be happy to help.

Consumers in 2018 - what are we buying the most?

What are consumers buying the most in 2018?


This year started very actively for consumers around the world. Most economics around the globe indicate stable sales in the first quarter of 2018 and I believe this trend will keep up til the end of the year.  Of course we are interested more in the consumer electronics and gadgets, the goods that we usually review. So which are the products that consumers are purchasing the most in the beginning of 2018?

Smartphones

Smartphones are still leaders in the consumer tech category and that is quite expected. Big names like Samsung and Apple are leaders in this market but nowadays there are so many competitors offering good smartphones.

List of the most interesting tech events you must see (visit) in 2018


Laptops, tablets and other portable computing

  • Laptops - in the last 10-15 years laptops changed the way computing engaged us in digital world. Many people predicted that smartphones and tablets will take huge part of the laptop market but that is far from what we see these days. The laptop market is going strong and I am sure it will stay that way in the following 5-10 years (at least).

  • Tablets - they are some of the biggest disappointment of all tech innovations in the last decade. Tablets these days are mostly used by kids, to watch videos and play games with. One of the reasons tablet market is not doing very well these days is the fact that smartphones got much bigger and in many ways replace most of the average tablet functions.

  • Other portables - well, we still wait for an innovation that is going to be a game changer for the years to come.


These days I will prepare a short survey to get more insights from you, our readers on topics like what do you think would be the next game changer in the tech market. We will also discuss some of the big disappointments like the downfall of 3D.

ASUS FX503VD Gaming Laptop - features and specifications

ASUS FX503VD Gaming Laptop - full list of features and specifications


Hey consumers and gaming lovers. Today at our Test and Review site we will be taking a closer look at the specifications of one pretty good gaming laptop - the 15.6-inch ASUS FX503VD.

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Manufacturer Asus
Manufacturer Part Number FX503VD-EH73
Brand Name Asus
Product Model FX503VD-EH73
Product Name ASUS FX FX503VD-EH73 15.6" Traditional Laptop
Processor & Chipset Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i7
Processor Generation 7th Gen
Processor Model i7-7700HQ
Processor Speed 2.80 GHz
Maximum Turbo Speed 3.80 GHz
Processor Core Quad-core (4 Core)
Cache 6 MB

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Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM175
Memory Standard Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR4
Storage Hard Drive Capacity 1 TB
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Solid State Drive Capacity 128 GB
Optical Drive Type No
Display & Graphics Screen Size 15.6
Screen Mode Full HD
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Touchscreen No
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model GeForce GTX 1050
Graphics Memory Capacity 4 GB
Graphics Memory Accessibility Dedicated
Network & Communication Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11 ac
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 4.1
Interfaces/Ports HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Software Operating System Platform Windows
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Battery Information Number of Cells 4-cell
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Energy 64 Wh
Physical Characteristics Color Black
Height 1.00
Width 15.10
Depth 10.30
Weight (Approximate) 4.90 lb

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