Monday, March 28, 2011

HTC EVO 3D coming to Europe

We’ve already told you Sprint will have an awesome line-up for the upcoming CTIA. Among the devices the carrier will unveil are two WiMAX-enabled tablets — 7-inch HTC Flyer and 10-inch Motorola Xoom — as well as Nexus S and HTC Evo 3D.
Today our focus is on the Evo 3D which looks like a promising phone we can’t wait to try out. Here are the rumored specs:

htc evo 3d
  • 4.3-inch 3D capacitive touchscreen with 960×540 pixels resolution!
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU
  • Dual 5-megapixel rear cameras for recording 3D video at 720p — 2D video is recorded at 1080p.
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls
  • 4GB of internal memory, microSD expansion slot (8 GB card comes inside the box).
  • GPS, Bluetooth and “standard” sensors
  • DNLA support and HDMI port – for beaming videos to the TV
  • Dimensions: 5.0×2.6×0.48 inches
  • Android 2.3
Impressive don’t you think? We hope other carriers in the U.S. will follow Sprint’s example and launch similarly powerful devices.

ASUS U31JG-A1 13.3" Notebook

The ASUS U31JG-A1 recieved a review from NotebookReview a few days ago and they have pointed out that there are both good points to this notebook and also some bad. In our article we will summarize the main points raised in the review, however for full details check out this link.

NotebookReview first said that it was disappointing to see that the MSRP was priced fairly steep considering the specs of the model. At $849, the review says that it would be more suitable at $100-$150 less. The review also mentions that the keyboard is easily flexed when it is used which is not always a promising sign of strength and the speakers are said to be poor quality.
asus u31jg
The review comments on the design and says that it is a nice size and weight, which is complemented by the glossy two-tone colour scheme and it also has overall good performance and over 7 hours of battery life. If you check out the benchmarks you will see that graphical performance is not great, however standard system performance was acceptable.

Overall NotebookReview scored the ASUS U31JG-A1 3/12 stars out of 5, the usability software and support and upgrade capabilities are pros, however the design and price are major cons. On the whole this model seems like a mediocre laptop with a high price tag, maybe if u shop around you could get more for your money.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Asus 1215B AMD E-350 Netbook

Reading the review below will help you find out whether the Asus 1215B managed to live up to the expectations or not, as I will speak thoroughly about each important aspect of this device.

Once again, I do have to say that this is yet a sample unit and although the guys at Asus ensured us it’s very close to the final version that will be available in stores soon, take the results with grain and salt (as some aspects can be improved on the final release).

The specs

First, let’s take a quick look at the specs to see what we can expect from this Asus 1215B 12 incher:

* 12.1 inch LED backlit display, 1366 x 768 px resolution, glossy
* AMD Brazos APU with AMD E-350 dual core processor and integrated AMD graphics
* 4 GB DDR3 memory
* 320 GB hard-drive
* Wireless N, Bluetooth 3.0, Gigabit LAN
* one USB 2.0 slot and two USB 3.0 slots, VGA, HDMI, headphone/mic, card-reader, webcam
* Windows 7 Home Premium OS
* 6 Cell 5200 mAh 56 Wh battery
* measures 11.6 x 8 x 1.5 inches
* weighs 3.2 pounds

Design and exterior

The 1215B inherits the seashell body shape from the 1215N. In fact, on the outside, both these devices are identical. Lid is covered in smooth rubbery matte plastic while the bottom comes with a textured finish. The matte plastic especially feels really nice and looks good, although smudges and fingerprints are visible on this black finish we had on our desks.