4/27/2010

HP Laptop Netbook — Your Best Companion

HP Laptop NetbookHP laptop netbooks is great if your looking for an extremely cheap, full-sized laptop. The processor opens and closes programs quickly, boots up fast and runs multiple applications at once with no problems or lag.

Great for work and playHP Laptop Netbook
HP offers a broad family of laptops, notebook computers, netbooks and tablet PCs for a variety of uses. This includes high performance laptops for watching movies, playing music, sharing photos, extreme gaming and your business office needs. HP also offers ultra-portable laptops, netbooks and tablet PCs that are lightweight and can be used almost anywhere. For any kind of lifestyle, at home or the office, HP delivers an outstanding choice of laptops to suit your needs.

Flexible Keyboard
The island-style (some say "chicklet") keyboard has been adopted from the more business-like HP Mini 5101 and 5102 models, and provides for large, flat keys that are widely spaced for easy typing. The keyboard has good-size Shift, Tab, and other important keys, which is crucial for a small Netbook.

HP also wisely continues its trend of making the Function keys actually functional; the typical alternate tasks (such as volume and brightness controls) have become the F1-F12 keys' primary function, and the old F-key uses require you to hold down the Fn key (in other words, a role reversal for the Function keys).


HP Laptop Netbook Elemental style
As one might expect, the performance of this Intel Atom Netbook was largely in line with similarly configured systems. Even with a slight edge in some tests to Netbooks that are not also powering HD video chips, the real-world difference would be negligible. Our usual Netbook admonitions apply: they're fine for e-mail, Web surfing, and other basic tasks, but certainly not powerful enough to be your main or only PC.

Your best companion
A more solid surface of the shell is thin anodized aluminum material shell, look for the black, the screen is coated with a plastic shell material, two materials with upgrading the whole appearance of texture, while also enhancing the durability. HP laptop netbooks let you express your own personal style while keeping you connected and productive at the same time.

Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX Notebook



The Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX follows the tried-and-true budget laptop formula, supplying an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, integrated Intel graphics, a 250GB hard drive, and a 15.6-inch display for a bargain basement price. This Presario is a good value, in large part for its solid construction, comfortable keyboard, and roomy display.

The Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX is powered by single core Intel Celeron 900 processor that runs at 2.2GHz frequency. It also has 1MB of Cache Memory. It provides faster 250GB of hard drive. Windows 7 Home Premium is preinstalled with this laptop; with this system appears pretty responsive and peppy. Overall, the performance is satisfactory. It handles photoshop, iTunes and web browsing with some sluggishness, but it is acceptable.

Gorgeous Look
The Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX doesn't look or feel like a low-end laptop. It has an overall polished look with a glossy lid with a simple Q logo in its middle, a matte black screen bezel, and a silver wrist rest. A long, sturdy hinge runs nearly the width of the laptop to hold the display in place without much wobble. The keyboard feels spacious, even with a dedicated number pad to its right. The keys have a matte finish and have just the right amount of travel.

The recessed touchpad has the same glossy finish as the rest of the wrist rest, but it's not the high-gloss finish common to HP's Pavilion laptops, so your mousing finger doesn't experience the same annoying drag on the glimmering Pavilion models. The Presario's mouse buttons, however, are a tad on the stiff side.

The laptop weighs 6.2 pounds, slightly heavy for a 15.6-inch laptop. Most laptops of this size weigh between 5.5 and 6 pounds. The 15.6-inch display has a 16:9 aspect ratio, 1,366x768-pixel native resolution. The screen is bright and crisp. With its resolution, the screen can display 720p video. Its Intel GMA 4500M graphics were able to deliver a smooth video experience.

Perfection Design
The Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX is based on the single-core Intel Celeron 900 processor clocked at 2.2GHz. That speed helped it outpace the Acer Aspire AS5532-5535, which uses a single-core AMD Athlon 64 QL-62 processor clocked at 1.6GHz. Also in the Celeron's favor is its 1MB of L2 cache; the Athlon 64 QL-62 has only 512KB. The Acer Aspire does feature 3GB of DDR2 memory to the Presario's 2GB, but the extra gigabyte of memory didn't help the Acer's cause in our tests.

The Presario completed CNET Labs' multitasking test in nearly half the time the Acer Aspire took, and it was 32 percent and 47 percent faster than the Acer on our Photoshop and iTunes benchmarks, respectively.

If the cramped keyboards and small screens have kept you from picking up an inexpensive Netbook , then you should give the Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX a look. Like Netbooks, the Presario CQ60-615DX uses a single-core processor, which limits application performance, particularly when multitasking. However, for basic tasks it offers smooth performance.

Complete Equipment
Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX laptop is ideal for general purpose like internet, music, video and MS Office work, and the best thing is the price, It is affordable laptop. CQ60-615DX has 15.6″ HD display with BrightView technology and 1366 x 768 resolution featuring Intel GMA 4500M graphics engine. For performance, this presario laptop loaded with 2.2GHz Intel Celeron processor 900 coupled with 2GB RAM and 250 GB of hard drive. It runs Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system. The Presario CQ60-615DX features Altec Lansing stereo speakers, and we were mildly impressed with their output. They are loud and clear enough at max volume to hear movie dialog, but like nearly every laptop speaker set, they lack the depth to deliver satisfying music playback.

Not surprisingly, the Presario CQ60-615DX lacks higher-end--though increasingly common--connections such as HDMI, eSATA ports, and an ExpressCard slot. We were surprised to find a media card reader absent, too. However, neither system have a Webcam. The Presario does supply an always-appreciated Wi-Fi on/off button, along with another that disables the touch pad. Lastly, some entry-level laptops cut a corner by using 802.11g Wi-Fi, but the CQ60-615DX has wireless N support.

4/19/2010

Toshiba 200GB Internal HDD


Recently, Toshiba 2.5 inch 200GB internal HDD was announced by Toshiba Corporation, the pioneer in small form factor hard disk drives that's designed for in-vehicle and industrial applications. It is the industry’highest capacity HDD available for automotive applications with a rotational speed of 4,200 RPM and serial ATA interface.

Background
From desktop and mobile PCs to other digital consumer products, you will easily found that 2.5-inch hard disk drives are now applying in various fields. And the market has a greedy appetite for larger data capacities. As a result, Toshiba sustain its ability to add to areal density, operate speed and overall drive performance in order to meet the customer need. And the lunch of the new drive will enable manufacturers to deliver high storage capacity systems that offer exceptional levels of reliability.

Some Key Features of the Toshiba 2.5 inch 200GB Internal HDD

1. 200GB Storage Capacity, The Most Obvious Feature
This new product of Toshiba internal HDD has a storage capacity of 200GB which has realized the industry’s largest capacity in a 2.5-inch HDD for automotive application.

2.Extremely Quiet "Silent Seek" Operation
The Toshiba 2.5 inch 200GB internal HDD has realized a limits acoustic seek noise of 23db,which is 3db decrease when compared with previous 80GB MK8057GSC.

3. High Vibration Resistance
Compared with HDD in PCs, HDD in automobiles need two or three times the vibration resistance. And Toshiba has added a head positioning technology and increased the rigidity of the enclosure. Therefore, the new HDD have a vibration resistance of 24.5m/s2.

4. High Speed Processing
Compared to the 80GB MK8057GSC( the Toshiba’s previous series of automotive 2.5-inch HDD model),this new product accelerate data processing by improving the average seek time by nearly 25%, and the internal data transfer rate up to 78%.

5. Able to Stand Different Altitude Variations
The NEW drive can also withstand altitude variations of -300 to 12,000 meters and temperatures from -300 to +85-degrees during non-operating phases, and -300 to 5,650 meters while operating.

6. Low Atmospheric Pressure Operation
After adopting the latest the design technology of aerodynamic in the head slider design, the new model can read and write data under a low-pressure condition at high altitude.

7. Environmental Products
Toshiba added that the 200GB internal HDD is halogen free and fully compliant with RoHS regulation which is directive on the elimination of six hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. It has achieved chorine and bromine concentrations below 900ppm, and combined both below 1,500ppm. What’s more, through decreasing product power consumption and environmental burdens from the raw materials stage, it can also decrease C02 emissions across the product lifecycle by 230g every year.

These features mentioned above make it ideal for multimedia and navigation applications, which require a combination of high storage capacities and rapid data read operation to ensure user satisfaction. And this internal HDD model complies with the European Union’s RoHS directive on the elimination of six hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

4/15/2010

Digital Camera Battery

When you are using a power hungry digital camera, you may found that it’s critical to use the right battery. So the most important thing you need to do is to learn about various types of batteries.
In general, you have two choices when it comes to digital camera batteries: non-rechargeable batteries and rechargeable batteries. Followings are some details.

Non-rechargeable camera batteries
These batteries are designed for cameras that don’t take standard batteries. For those cameras, non-rechargeable batteries have the advantages of convenience and easy purchasing. However, for those persons who take a lot of photographs, undoubtedly, it’s fairly expensive.

Non-rechargeable camera batteries are usually divided into three types: Alkalines batteries, Lithium batteries and Nickel oxy hydroxide batteries.

Alkalines batteries:
Alkalines batteries are the most widely available ones among the non-rechargeable battery types with a cheap price, and they are also great in a pinch. However, this type will easily become drained of power within an hour or even less of shooting.

Camera Battery
Lithium batteries:
Although the price of lithium batteries is relatively high and they can not be recharged, they are portable with seven times more power than standard alkalines. In addition, they have a very long shelf life and work well in hostile environment.


Camera Battery
Nickel oxy hydroxide batteries:
Compared with Alkalines batteries, with the same price, Nickel oxy hydroxide batteries can provide up to twice the performance of high-end alkaline batteries, which will allow you take about two times as many photos as ordinary alkalines.

If you always use non-rechargeable batteries, you surely have met such problems: your digital camera wore the batteries out in about a week or even less than a week. Therefore, rechargeable is the best way to go unless you want to be purchasing batteries in bulk.


Camera BatteryRechargeable camera batteries:
Rechargeable batteries are good for about 500 to 1000 charges. As for the types, there are two categories: standard and proprietary. Many digital cameras use standard batteries while there are still some others which require proprietary Lithium-Ion batteries.

In terms of standard type, let’s take Rechargeable AA batteries for example. Rechargeable AA batteries for digital cameras are also called Nickel Metal Hydride. They are currently the most popular because they provide large capacity and don’t suffer from memory effect. These batteries can be recharged hundreds of times with a basic charger that costs only about $20. They are not very expensive, and if your batteries run out in some remote location, you can consider buy this one.

Compared to rechargeable AA batteries, proprietary Lithium-Ion batteries hold a charge for a very long time, especially with digital cameras that use more battery power. In addition to the advantage, Lithium-Ion batteries are also very compact. But they usually have a custom charger that only works for the battery type. The packs are also only compatible with certain camera models. You can't use a Sony Lithium Ion battery pack in a Canon digital camera and vice versa.

4/14/2010

Phone case review

Have you worried about puting your mobile phone in your pocket by the reason that it will come out looking like a car crash? And are you the one who value your mobile phone more than your life? If so, then it's necessary for you to protect your gadget by encasing it within a suitable case. Only in that way, can you protect your cell phone from scratches and drops, and keep it brand new.
Followings are some practical guide to help you buying a perfect case.

Protection and Safety
The primary function of cell phone cases is to protect cell phones from any condition of stratches or dust.
Therefore, the first and the most important thing when you choose your cases is the protection ability. In addition to the protective function, safety is another essential thing when you decide to buy a case, the cases should have the ability of protect cell phone from external factor, otherwise, it worth nothing.

Convenience and Comfort
When you just buy a new phone case, the worse thing is that you soon found out that it's uncomfortable to hold and inconvenient to use. So before buying a good one, you should also keep this tip clear in mind.

As for what kind of case is suitable for your phone, you can choose according to your needs. For example, if you are frequently doing water sports, then selecting the water proof cell phone cases is the best option.

Generally speaking, there are some types of cell phone cases according to the materials: silicone cases, plastic cases, metal cases and leather cases.

Silicone Cases
Silicone cases for cell phone are made from high-quality silicone rubber type material. This type of cases have a excellent grip so that the cell phone won't slip easily. The silicone cases often come in black, white, red, pink, blue, you can choose your favorite color to match up your cell phone.



Plastic Cases

Plastic cases are made from hard plastic material which has been moleded to a certain shape. These type of cases provide better protection than the silicone type becasuse they are more sturdy.




Metal Cases

Metal cases are made from polished anodized aluminum which have also been molded to a certain phone's shape with snap on easily installation. Some new metal cases even have inner plastic lining . This type is more sturdy and durable than any other types.



Leather cases
Leather cases are made from durable synthetic leather or high grade genuine which have been tailored to a certain phone's shape. Although this type is less protective , it looks elegant than other types,because this type of cases are extremely well-built and highly stylish.


As for which type of cases you will choose, it all depends on your needs. If you want a stylish and elegent cases to decorate your phone, maybe leather cases are your best choice. While if you care much about the sturdy of the cases, then you should have a deep consideration of the metal models.


In a word, each case mention above has its unique features and style, so which you would buy depends mainly on your perference and needs. If you choose the right case for the right type of use, you’re also protecting your investment.

4/13/2010

Earphones review

If you are looking for a good earphone with crystal clear sound, please keep reading, we know the perfect set of earphones for you. First of all, you should make yourself clear that how many kinds of earphones and what kind of earphone you want to purchase.

In order to cater for different kinds of listening situations and listeners’ needs, there are many different types of earphone designs. Generally, earphones can be divided into three separate categories: on-ear headphones, in-ear headphones and ear-clip headphones.

On-ear headphones:
On-ear headphones were the earliest headphone form designed, also know as ear-pad headphones, they rest on the exterior of the ear and run the gamut from inexpensive portables to high-end home models. They come with some advantages, for example:

On-ear headphone are more comfortable when compared with in-ear phones;

On-ear headphone are less prone to overheating ears than ear-clip headphones;Some on-ear headphones can be fold up which make transportation easier.

But every coin has two sides, on-ear headphones are not an exception. On-ear headphones are less effective noise isolation than in-ear models and are less powerful bass when compared with ear-clip models.

In-ear headphones
In-ear headphone also known as earbuds, it commonly issued as freebie’ phones with portable players, but headphones with higher performance can offer sonics that reval full-size models. In addition, there are some key features of in-ear headphones which may arouse your interest.

Firstly, in-ear headphones are untracompact and lightweight, so it’s portable and convenient; secondly, they can provide moderate to excellent isolation from external noise, so it’s no doubt a good choice when you are commuting in a busy road; thirdly, they have little or no interference with earrings, glasses, hats or hairstyles.

However, the sound quality and bass response of in-ear headphones are often not comparable to those of on-ear headphones. And it’s uncomfortable and counterintuitive for many people to put foreign objects in their ears. Besides, it will cause discomfort over periods of extended use.

Ear-clip headphones
Ear-clip headphones also know as sports headphones, so if you are a sport enthusiast, maybe this type of earphones will appeal to you. For example, when you are jogging, the last thing you want to do is completely block out the noise around you.

Like the in-ear headphones, the behind-neck designs of ear-clip headphones won’t interfere with your hairstyle, your glasses or your hat. Besides, ear-clip models will always stay steadily during your running or jogging.

However, a great many of stylish and slender headphone designs aren’t all that durable; also, the behind-neck design of ear-clip headphones will exert higher amount of pressure on your ears, which will make you feel uncomfortable.

All in all, earphone selection is much like buying a pair of shoes, you like your shoes because they fit your foot, whereas I like mine for the simple reason that it looks nice. But whatever the reason is, the most important point you should keep in mind is that what situation you want to use the earphone and which type of earphone will cater for your needs.

4/12/2010

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62EB Digital Camera

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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62EB inherits both its name and its outstanding quality from the Leica Elmarit lens, renowned in the film camera world for its superb performance and compact size. This bright, low-distortion lens is small and lightweight yet achieves the fine rendering for which Leica lenses are so well known. The result is a compact, easy-to-carry camera that delivers beautiful pictures.


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This means that, no matter which way you shoot, you see before you shoot how adjusting the exposure compensation, white balance, aperture and even the shutter speed will affect the image. With the camera both the LCD and the Live View Finder boast true Full-time Live View capability.


Higher Quality, Stabilizer Image
The Panasonic Lugadgettown.commix DMC-FS62EB has a ten megapixel sensor which means you get very high quality and very clear and detailed images and it also has a 4 x optical zoom so you can get a bit closer to what you are shooting without actually getting closer.

The best setting on this camera is the image stabilizer, this eliminates the blur you get from a shaky hand, if you tried to use it with the zoom you may got a lot of blur and the images were not good at all but with this switched on in this camera you would never shot a blurry image so far so it must be good because a photographer of you.


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This camera has a lot of preset settings so you can simply choose your setting depending on what and where you are shooting rather than having to know the best settings, although if you do know what’s The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62EB has a ten megapixel sensor which means you get very high quality and very clear and detailed images and it also has a 4 x optical zoom so you can get a bit closer to what you are shooting without actually getting closer.

This camera has a lot of preset settings so you can simply choose your setting depending on what and where you are shooting rather than having to know the best settings, although if you do know what’s best for what then it does allow you to adjust everything manually.


Limited, but Colorful
There is a great little video option on this camera too and although nowhere near the quality of a video camera it is decent enough to allow to catch your friends or your niece and nephew doing silly things. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62EB was as good as useless unless in perfect daylight.

This camera comes in many colors and normally if there is a pink one you can go for that but the pink one of these looked like a toy camera. It is also available in the afore mentioned pink, as well as black, pale blue and silver.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62EB is a strong little camera and it feels very well made, it will take a bit of punishment without breaking, it uses a lithium rechargeable battery that allows you to take about 300 photos between charging and it comes with photofun studio software which is very easy to install and use and lets you do cool things with your photos even with limited knowledge.
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