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    Saturday, 6 October 2012

    SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2 N7100 REVIEW AND SPECIFICATIONS


    SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE N7100

    SAMSUNG Galaxy note 2 (Samsung Galaxy Note N7100) has all the features and components that a user may find to be interested in. Its features are really mesmerizing. One may not find Galaxy Note 2 boring. Because it is a smartphone as well as tablet from Samsung one may simply believe it to be the best. No this is not true, since it has many features embedded in it, it is considered the best. It has Android Jelly Bean 4.1 which is the latest from Android of course. It has 2GB RAM and 1.9 GHz quad-core Cortex A9 processor. With a chipset of Exynos 4412 Quad-chipset and 400MP MALI Graphics, this device is like an illusion capable of conquering ones mind and attracting one towards it. It supports both 3G (850/900/1900/2100 HSDPA) and 4G (LTE 700) network preferences. All its features like Camera, Messaging, and Applications are astonishing and fabulous. For more such specifications please view the next part of the post in which I have stated about its specifications.

    SPECIFICATIONS OF GALAXY NOTE II

    1) 3G NETWORK – 850/900/1900/2100 HSDPA (21 mbps)

    2) 4G NETWORK (Optional) - LTE 700 MHz CLASS 17 (100/50 mbps)

    3) OPERATING SYSTEM – ANDROID 4.1 JELLY BEAN

    4) PROCESSOR (CPU) – 1.9 GHz CORTEX A9 QUAD CORE

    5) CHIPSET – EXYNOS 4412 QUAD-CHIPSET

    6) MEMORY - 2GB RAM, INTERNAL – 16/32/64GB

    7) GRAPHICS (GPU)MALI - 400MP

    8) WiFi – YES WITH 802.11 a/g/b/n SUPPORT WITH DLNA AND WiFi HOTSPOT

    9) BLUETOOTH – v4 A2DP, LE, EDR

    10) GPS – YES WITH A-GPS AND GLONASS SUPPORT

    11) DISPLAY – 16-M SUPER AMOLED CAPACITIVE TOUCH-SCREEN

    12) RESOLUTION - 720 * 1280 Pixels

    13) PRIMARY CAMERA – 8MP 3264 * 2448 PIXELS CAMERA WITH GEO-TAGGING, TOUCH FOCUS, FACE AND SMILE DETECTION, IMAGE STABILIZATION

    14) SECONDARY CAMERA – YES, 1.9MP

    15) CARD-SLOT – YES, EXPANDABLE UP TO 64GB

    16) JAVA – YES WITH MIDP EMULATOR

    17) SENSORS – ACCELEROMETER, GYRO, PROXIMITY, COMPASS, BAROMETER

    18) STAND-BY BATTERY - UP TO 980 H (2G) / UP TO 890 H (3G)

    19) TALKTIME BATTERY - UP TO 35 H (2G) / UP TO 16 H (3G)

    20) OTHER FEATURES - SNS integration
          - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
          - Dropbox (50 GB storage)
          - TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
          - MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
          - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
          - Organizer
          - Image/video editor
          - Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
          - Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
            YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, 
             Picasa integration
          - Voice memo/dial/commands


    PRICE OF GALAXY NOTE 2:- 
    AROUND 600 EUROS OR RS.37900/- OR $ 810


    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 white and black




    Samsung Galaxy Note 2


    PROS AND CONS OF GALAXY NOTE II

    PROS / ADVANTAGES OF GALAXY NOTE 2

    1) 3100 Mah Battery gives the longest talktime.
    2) Android Jelly Bean v4.1 is the latest version of Android.
    3) Super AMOLED display is regarded the best known     display
    4) 2GB RAM is more than enough for the phone
    5) More than millions of applications to be downloaded from.

    CONS / DISANDVANTAGES OF GALAXY NOTE 2

    1) 8MP camera is not enough in this class of phone. Dual LED Flash is absent.
    2) It cannot be used with one hand. The screen is wide enough
    3) Its large dimensions make it uneasy for portability
    4) It’s a tablet-like more than a smartphone
    5) Typing in it is not easy

    WHERE TO PURCHASE SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 2??

    : -YOU CAN PURCHASE GALAXY NOTE 2 HERE(Grey color)

    : -YOU CAN PURCHASE GALAXY NOTE 2  HERE(Silver color)

    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 charging

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    Tuesday, 3 July 2012

    ACER ICONIA TAB A700 REVIEW


    ACER ICONIA TAB A700 REVIEW 




    Following the success of the New Apple iPad ($499, 4.5 stars) with its 2,048-by-1,536-pixel Retina display, Android tablet manufacturers are getting the picture—the high-definition picture, that is—and packing in the pixels. Much like Asus, with its Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 ($499, 4 stars), Acer's Iconia Tab A700 ($449.99 list, 32GB) is nearly identical to the existing Iconia Tab A510 ($449.99, 3 stars), but adds a high-resolution 1,920-by-1,200-pixel display. The A510 $419.99 at Amazon couldn't keep up with the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 ($499, 4 stars), and the A700 $449.99 at TigerDirect.com falls short of the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700. And both tablets are playing catch-up with the new iPad and its vast selection of tablet-centric and Retina-display-optimized apps.
    Design and FeaturesThe Iconia Tab A700 is physically identical to the lower-resolution Iconia Tab A510, from its dimensions (6.9 by 10.2 by .4 inches, 1.47 pounds) to its button and port placement. While that was fine for the thin (0.33 inches) and light (1.31 pounds) aluminum-clad Infinity Pad TF700, which was nearly identical to the Transformer Prime TF201 $499.99 at P.C. Richard & Son, the Iconia Tab A700 remains as clunky and uninspiring as its plastic predecessor, the A510. At least the rubberized back is comfortable to hold. 

    One welcome holdover is the micro USB to full-sized USB adapter and USB host mode capability. The tablet supports FAT32-format external storage devices, as well as USB keyboards and mice. This is pretty useful, and I was able to use a USB splitter to connect both a mouse and keyboard to the A700. Asus's keyboard dock accessories for its Transformer tablets add the same capabilities, and they emulate a laptop form factor while adding extra battery life, but they are also more expensive than using the peripherals you already own. Flanking the micro USB port are two speaker grilles that get moderately loud, but lack low-end oomph.
    A Wi-Fi only tablet that connects to 802.11b/g/n networks, the A700 works on the 2.4GHz frequency band only. You also get Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and GPS, both of which worked fine in my tests. The A700 is available in black or silver, but only in a single 32GB configuration. A microSD card slot, hidden behind a plastic flap on the right panel, accepts cards up to 64GB. On the left side is a 3.5mm headphone jack, with a microHDMI port on the right for output to HDTVs.
    Display, Apps, and AndroidThe high-resolution display is the main draw here, and it's looking like 1,920-by-1,200 is the new standard for 10-inch Android tablets. The A700's 10.1-inch display matches the Infinity TF700 in terms of sharpness, but the Asus wins out with its ultra-bright Super IPS+ display. Viewing angle and color saturation are similar on the two displays. At 224 pixels per inch, they both look incredibly sharp and clear. Text and high-res images look fairly comparable between the A700, TF700, and the new iPad, which packs 264 pixels per inch. During testing, I noticed that applying mild pressure to the A700's screen caused some unusual rippling under the glass surface. It didn't affect responsiveness and was very difficult to see with the screen on, but it's worth noting. 
    The real difference is in the apps and even a lot of websites, where the iPad's dominance means developers are actually paying attention and optimizing specifically for that display. For example, article text in The New York Times looks comparable on the A700 and the new iPad, but some site graphics look sharper on the iPad's screen than they do on either of the two Android tablets'. The difference isn't in the hardware, it's that developers are writing their websites to detect the iPad and push higher resolution elements its way. That hasn't yet happened for Android.
    That same problem carries over to apps, where Android dominance still belongs to the smartphone market. Apps are written for smaller screens and, generally, look pretty bad on 10-inch screens, with a lot of wasted space and/or stretched-out elements. Text almost always looks better on the A700 than the A510, but don't expect graphics to suddenly look much clearer. Android app developers have yet to take advantage of the high screen resolution. The App Store over at Apple offers more than 200,000 apps written specifically for the iPad, many of which are written with the Retina display in mind. The Google Play store, on the other hand, has a small section for recommended tablet apps, and even some of those are made for smartphone screens. There are also alternative app portals, like the Tablified Market ($1.49, 4 stars) or Nvidia's Tegra Zone, that offer well curated, but relatively sparse, selections of tablet apps.
    The A700 runs Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Acer's Ring UI, which is a generally light skin, but further from stock Android than you'll find on Asus tablets. A virtual button at the bottom of the screen brings up the Acer Ring, which presents you with five customizable quick app shortcuts, Web bookmarks, and volume controls. The lock screen also features a ring of four customizable quick app shortcuts. You'll also find Acer Print, which lets you connect to Wi-Fi enabled printers, and the clear.fi DLNA media server for wirelessly pushing media to capable devices like HDTVs. Rounding out some of the more useful apps are Aupeo, an Internet radio app, McAfee Antivirus, and Polaris Office for Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
    Acer also tweaked the Android browser, adding the ability to display URLs as QR codes for sharing—though I don't know anyone who uses QR codes. One feature missing from the A700's browser, which can be found in the Asus tablets, is the ability to always request desktop sites. You can still check the 'Request Desktop Site' box in the browser's settings, but having to do that every time is pesky.
    ACER ICONIA TAB A700

    Hardware and PerformanceUsing the same quad-core 1.3GHz Tegra 3 processor found in the A510, the A700 matches its speedy performance. 3D graphics showed slower frame rates on the A700 than the A510, but that simply indicates that the high-resolution display is matching the Tegra 3's pixel-pushing power. Expect equally smooth gameplay from both tablets. Compared with the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700, however, the A700 feels slightly more sluggish. Apps, especially more demanding ones like Shadowgun THD, took longer to load on the A700, and scrolling through websites was also choppier.
    Media playback was fine in my tests. The A700 was able to play MP3, AAC, WMA, and OGG music files, as well as MPEG-4, H.264, DivX, Xvid, and WMV video files at resolutions up to 1080p. Video played smoothly and high-definition content looked sharp. With 1080p content, you won't really notice much of a difference between the A700 and A510 because of their relatively small screens. The A700 can mirror its screen to an HDTV at full 1080p resolution, which is an improvement over the A510's 720p max output.
    The 5-megapixel rear camera and 1-megapixel front camera are the same ones found on the A510. And the same problems that plague the A510 remain in the A700, including noisy indoor pictures and somewhat-washed-out images in bright outdoor light. The rear camera can shoot 1080p video at 30 frames per second outdoors, but that frame rate drops to 16 fps indoors.
    The Iconia Tab A700 uses the same 9800mAh (36.36-watt) battery as the A510, which impressed us with its 9 hours, 34 minutes of continuous video playback. The A700 turned in a solid 8 hours in the same test (with Wi-Fi on and screen brightness set to max), while the TF700 lasted 7 hours, 17 minutes. What's interesting to see is that both the A700 and Infinity TF700 use the same batteries as their standard-definition predecessors, but still turn in relatively close battery numbers. The new iPad, on the other hand, needs a large 42.5-watt battery, and only lasted 5 hours, 33 minutes in the same test.
    ConclusionsAt $450, the Acer Iconia Tab A700 is $50 less expensive than the same-size, same-screen-resolution Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700. Currently, the two tablets are the only high-resolution Android models available. The Infinity TF700 is thinner, lighter, and includes some higher-end components like a faster processor, and a higher-quality camera. There's a glaring problem with both of these tablets, however. There just aren't enough apps that take full advantage of their high-resolution displays. The entry-level new iPad is the same price as the Infinity TF700, offers a much sharper screen, along with access to a broad selection of apps that were designed specifically for it. If you're sold on Android and can wait for more apps to take advantage of larger, higher-resolution screens, I'd recommend the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 over the Acer Iconia A700. Right now, though, the new iPad retains its status as the best large-screen tablet you can buy.
    ACER ICONIA TAB A700

    ACER ICONIA TAB A700

    Thursday, 28 June 2012

    GOOGLE NEXUS 7 REVIEW ;;GOOGLE NEXUS 7;;






    Google Nexus 7 review


    GOOGLE NEXUS 7 SPECS

    GOOGLE NEXUS 7 VERDICT

    GOOGLE NEXUS 7 VS. KINDLE FIRE


    Getting up close with the latest tablet challenger



    We nabbed a good chunk of hands on time with the Google Nexus 7, the new challenger in the tablet market.


    The new tablet, which weighs in at just 340g, packs a 7 inch screen with 1280x800 screen and comes complete with a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU, plus a 12 core GPU too.
    What's more, the tablet costs just £159 or £199 (depending on whether you want an 8GB or 16GB variant) and will be $199 in the US.




    Google Nexus 7

    However be warned: there's no microSD card slot nor a rear-facing camera… although we're not sure many people will miss the latter.
    It fits nicely into the hand, and although the back is encased in plastic it still doesn't feel as cheap as the price tag would suggest.




    Google Nexus 7

    Oddly the headphone port is placed at the bottom of the Google Nexus 7 rather than at the top or the side - this creates something of a lop-sided feel when you're playing with the tablet, and we can see wireless headphones being a real boon here.
    The overall design is very nice indeed - we wouldn't be upset to pull this out of our bag (or indeed pocket, such is its size) and for the sum of £159, we certainly can't fault it on that front.

    As we've mentioned there's no microSD slot to be found, which is really irritating with a tablet like this. There's maybe a very slight financial reason not to put one in (although a lot of budget phones happily pack a dedicated slot) so we suspect this is more cloud-based.
    Think about it: 16GB isn't going to be enough to download a cornucopia of movies and store them locally. No, you'll be forced in and out of the Google Play Store, all the while being tantalisingly tempted with all manner of games and shows to watch.
    And Google has also got the music element too - while not available in certain territories, the notion of being able to store 20,000 songs in a digital locker is the way forward, according to Google. Not being able to listen to them all locally, apparently.
    Google Nexus 7 review
    The battery life is a big talking point too, with a very decent nine hours of video playback or up to 300 hours of standby if you promise to be really lean with your tablet.
    It's rocking Android 4.1, the latest version of the OS (codenamed Jelly Bean) which adds in a few minor updates to the OS - namely better voice recogntion and the likes of Google Now, which will display cards in a contextual manner when you ask questions of the tablet through your voice or some tippy-tappy typing.
    The interface is interesting - on the Google Nexus 7 we tried, the UI was super-zippy in some places, and in other lagged a bit too much to be a simple mis-step.
    Opening and shutting apps seemed to be the hardest task - although navigating through the Chrome browser wasn't without its pitfalls either, it seems.
    Google Nexus 7 review
    There were frequent instances when trying to browse that rendered the interface frozen for a second or two - and then trying to zoom in and out was quite difficult to achieve smoothly.
    However, let's be fair here: although the Google Nexus 7 release date is less than a month away, there's still plenty of time to iron out a few kinks, and that's what we felt like we were playing with here.
    We should give a big 'shout out' to the new notifications bar though - we really enjoyed the extra informaiton on offer, and are looking forward to giving that a go in real life, especially being able to see which apps are able to make the best use of the extra space and the additional buttons you'll get.
    Typing on the Nexus 7 was a decent experience, and we found we quickly preferred doing so in portrait mode.
    The suggestions that came up weren't always exact the mot juste but more often than not we were pleased with the accuracy - and the wealth of special characters no more than a long-press away was enticing too. We know, get out more, we should, etc etc.

    Early verdict





    Google Nexus 7 review

    Do we like the Google Nexus 7? Yes, without a doubt. For the money you're getting so, so much: a quad core Tegra 3-powered device with a 12-core GPU and a HD screen.
    Then there's the most advanced version of Google's Android, and the fact you can get a wealth of new content in the shape of magazines and an ever-growing library of content in the video department.
    Google Now, while not really an exclusive to this tablet, is a neat feature and one definitely worthy of being further explored - get it right and we may have an actual Siri competitor, which would be amazing to see.
    Yes, the lack of storage and no camera is underwhelming, but possibly only from a gadget snob's point of view - do we need a camera on the rear of the device? No. Do we need local storage when the cloud is there, ready and waiting? Yes, we still do - and Google's entry into the tablet market could be marred by such an error.
    People want media on tablets - they perhaps aren't as bothered about the phone as a personal movie theatre, but when users can only download two or three HD movies onto their device before it's maxxed out - well, that's a cause for concern.
    But speaking of concern, there will be some panicked brands out there who have carved out a living making cheaper tablets with low-end specs; the Google Nexus 7 has just blown all of them out of the water.

    Saturday, 23 June 2012

    SAMSUNG GALAXY PLAYER 4.2

    SAMSUNG GALAXY PLAYER 4.2

    GALAXY PLAYER 4.2

    An Android smartphone without the phone, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 ($199.99 list) is the same price as the Apple iPod Touch ($199, 5 stars), but doesn't quite measure up. It's good enough, though, for people who want to run Android apps without investing in a smartphone and a data plan. 
    Physical Design and Networking

    Looking a lot like a midrange Android smartphone, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is constructed from black and chrome plastic, with a physical Home button beneath the 4.2-inch, 800-by-480 IPS LCD screen. It's slim at 2.6 by 4.89 by .35 inches (HWD) and light at 4 ounces, but it doesn't have the premium feel of the iPod touch.


    Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 : Angle
    Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 : Back
    Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 : Right
    Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 : Left

    More
    There's a 2-megapixel camera around back and a VGA camera on the front. The power and headphone jacks are on the bottom panel, and the MicroSD card slot is under the removable plastic back, next to the removable battery. The player comes with unremarkable earbuds and a power adapter.
    The Galaxy Player 4.2 connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, albeit only at 2.4 (not 5) GHz. The player also integrates GPS, which is of questionable value, as pretty much everywhere you'd need GPS, you won't have an Internet connection. There's Bluetooth too, and the player can act as a Bluetooth headset for another phone. 
    Performance

    Performance is adequate but uninspiring. The Galaxy Player 4.2 is basically a 2010-era Galaxy S phone, with a single-core 1GHz Cortex-A8 processor running Android 2.3. (Don't expect an Android 4.0 update.) Benchmarks are roughly on par with lower-midrange smartphones like the LG Optimus M+ ($129, 3.5 stars), LG Optimus Elite($29.99, 3 stars), and Samsung Exhibit II ($199.99, 3.5 stars). It's what you'd expect at this price.
    The Player comes with all the standard Android apps, so you can browse the Web, check your email, chat online, and such. The Home screen comes set up with attractive clock and weather widgets, but of course, this being Android, you can toss those out and replace them with others if you'd like.
    Samsung bundles some really ambitious games with the Galaxy Player 4.2, though: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and FIFA 12. Both are console-quality titles that require massive extra downloads (290MB and 1.6GB respectively) and both run adequately, but not perfectly smoothly. I'd stick more with casual games on this device.
    Smart View is another interesting pre-loaded app; it turns the Galaxy Player 4.2 into a smart remote control for a Samsung TV. I tested it with a Samsung UN46ES8000F($2,999.99, 3.5 stars). The app configured automatically, and let me pick apps from the HDTV's Smart Hub. But the main, virtual remote is a series of scrolling screens, and it took quite a few flicks to get to the feature I was looking for sometimes. If you're looking for a fancy remote for your TV, a Samsung tablet like the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) ($249, 4 stars) would be a better bet because of its greater real estate.
    Otherwise, the Google Play market is here, and the Galaxy Player 4.2 is compatible with the 400,000 apps there.
    Multimedia, Storage and Battery LifeThe Galaxy Player comes with about 6.5GB of storage, but did you see how big those game downloads are? A memory card is practically a must here; it's a good thing that our 64GB SanDisk card worked fine.
    True to its name, the Galaxy Player can handle a range of music and video formats including MP3, AAC, MPEG4, H.264, DivX, Xvid, and WMV. It handles files up to 720p HD, but not 1080p HD video. There's an FM radio onboard, which works when headphones are plugged in. Sound quality is very good, with no hiss, and the music player comes with an equalizer option offering various scenarios for different types of music.
    It's hard to get your video onto a TV, though. The Galaxy Player didn't support our MHL HDMI adapter, and attempts to stream video over Samsung's AllShare DLNA app ended in endless buffering.
    The 2-megapixel camera offers no surprises, capturing moderately sharp photos in daylight, and somewhat blurry ones in low light. The images aren't noisy, but two megapixels is behind the times. The VGA front camera, on the other hand, is hideously noisy. The main camera records smooth-enough 640-by-480 video at 25 frames per second indoors and out.
    We got 6 hours, 57 minutes of solid video playback with the screen set to maximum brightness. That's longer than the competing iPod touch, and promises a solid day's worth of use.
    ConclusionsIf you want to run 400,000 Android apps and don't want to invest in a smartphone, the Galaxy Player 4.2 is among your better bets. It's less expensive and more capable than the older Galaxy Player 4.0 (Best Deal: $159.99 at TigerDirect.com) and the Sony NQZ-Z1000 ($249, 3 stars), and has a decent screen resolution unlike the Galaxy Player 3.6($149, 3 stars). We'd give this handheld a higher rating if it wasn't running last year's version of Android on two-year-old hardware, but even so, it performs well.
    The Apple iPod touch is a better device overall: the same price, but slimmer, with a higher-quality display, better video recording, even more apps, and a stronger track record for software updates. It's not so much better to outweigh the platform question, though. Maybe you hate iTunes with a burning passion. Maybe you need a lot of storage (a Galaxy Player with 64GB card bought from Amazon costs $263; a 64GB iPod touch is $399.) While the iPod touch is still our Editors' Choice MP3 player, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 is a top pick for Android partisans who don't want an Android phone.

    Wednesday, 20 June 2012

    MICROSOFT SURFACE TABLET REVIEW AND SPECIFICATIONS



    MICROSOFT SURFACE  (MICROSOFT's TABLET)


    MICROSOFT SURFACE TABLET SPECIFICATIONS


    Device type:      Tablet
    OS:                   Windows (RT)
    Weight:              23.81 oz (675 g) the average is 15.8 oz (453 g)

    Physical size:     10.60 inches
    Resolution:        1280 x 720 pixels
    Pixel density:     139 ppi
    Touchscreen:    Capacitive, Multi-touch
    Features:           Light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

    System chip:     NVIDIA Tegra 3+
    Processor:        ARM
    Graphics processor:Yes
    Built-in storage:64 GB
    Slot Type:        micro-SD, microSDHC

    Camera:           Yes
    Features:          Auto focus
    Camcorder:      Yes

    Browser:          Internet Explorer 10
    Supports:         HTML, HTML5, Flash

    Positioning:      GPS, A-GPS
    Navigation:      Yes

    Organizer:       Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office 2007, Office 2003, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Timer, Notepad
    E-mail:            IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

    Wi-Fi:             Yes
    USB:               USB 2.0
    Other:             OTA sync

    Notifications:   Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
    Sensors:          Accelerometer

    Voice recording Availability

    Officially announced:  18 Jun 2012


    MICROSOFT SURFACE REVIEW

    Magnesium chassis, vapour deposition coating, cutaway edges, ClearType HD display; the design credentials and the specs for Microsoft's new Windows RT tablet are impressive and in the flesh this is a delightful piece of hardware that looks good – and is practical too.
    It's thin, it's light, it's comfortable to hold, it runs Windows RT as excellently as you'd expect, it makes you want to touch it but it's also designed so you can snap the magnetically attached cover into place – in no way similar to any competitor idea...
    • Hands on: Windows 8 review
    However, you won't be able to get the Surface tablet until Windows 8 ships – and we can't get its big brother, the Intel Core i5 Surface for Windows 8 Pro, for another three months after that.

    Design

    The design of the Surface for Windows RT (and the similar Surface for Windows 8 Pro that we didn't see in as much detail) is understated.


    Microsoft Surface tablet review

    The front is sleek black glass, precision bonded to the magnesium alloy chassis ("we squeezed all the air out," as Microsoft hardware expert Stevie Battiche told TechRadar), with only a Windows logo visible – the word Microsoft doesn't show up on the case anywhere.
    Turn it on and the 10.6" screen fills most of the Surface's front display, but the four edges have half an inch of bezel so you can hold it comfortably.


    Microsoft Surface tablet review

    The Windows logo isn't just for show; it's a touch button that gives you the Start screen when you tap on it, plus the whole bezel is touch-aware so you can swipe across it to bring up the App bar or the switching pane (spending on which way round it is).


    Microsoft Surface tablet review

    The Surface is light and comfortable to hold; the edges are sloped to give you a comfortable grip (although the edge with the cover connector isn't quite as ergonomic until you connect the cover).
    The magnesium alloy chassis is covered with a soft coating that feels durable and expensive (that's the vapour deposition bit; it's chemically bonded rather than just painted on).


    Microsoft Surface tablet review

    If you don't want to hold it, there's a built-in stand that's like a large hinge running across the entire back of the Surface, with another Windows logo in a slightly matte finish.
    The hinge is usually held in place by an array of magnets so it doesn't fall out if you shake the Surface around; on the left there's a little cutout in the edge of the hinge to make it easier to flip out.


    Microsoft Surface tablet review

    If you've seen Apple's SmartCover on the new iPad 3, then this method of connection won't be a surprise – it's another move that shows Microsoft is intending to go toe-to-toe with the Cupertino brand in the tablet arena.
    The Surface tablet also balances well on the hinge, which has two long rubber feet to stabilise it.
    With the Touch Cover on, we were able to balance the Surface on a lap for typing like a notebook without it falling forward or tipping over backwards; compare this to the Asus Transformer Prime which always wants to fall backwards, and you'll appreciate this weighting.


    Microsoft Surface tablet review

    Microsoft has included the fewest ports it could get away with; the bottom edge is filled with the magnetic keyboard connector, the top has the power button and the sides have two speakers, dual microphones, microSD, one USB 2.0 port (USB 3.0 for the Surface Pro) and Micro HDMI (on the surface Pro that's mini DisplayPort), plus a magnetic power connector.


    Microsoft Surface tablet review

    The magnesium alloy chassis and the precision design give the Surface RT a sturdy feel. Lift it by the corners and twist and there's no flexing at all; we tried the same thing with the frame of a chassis that hadn't been assembled and even without the glass and back it barely moved.
    The Microsoft team showing off the tablets weren't cradling them protectively; at one point Battiche tossed a tablet to a colleague. Even without the cover, the Surface should stand up to some punishment.

    Friday, 15 June 2012

    iPAD 3 NEW LAUNCHED ( 24K GOLD)


    24K Gold iPad 3 launched


    Bored of the generic black and white iPad? Say hello to one that Goldmember would be proud of thanks to Gold & Co

    Gold & Co, a London/Dubai based company, has produced the worlds first 24KT gold plated new iPad.
    The first one will be displayed at the biggest shopping mall in Dubai before being auctioned off – all profits going to charity.
    Only 250 of these iPads will be made so you will have to be quick if you want to get in on the act.
    Obviously the price is ramped up a bit. A ‘standard’ 64gb 4G WIFI iPad will set you back £659. The 24KT version will cost a whopping $4,599 (£3453).
    One advantage from the gold is that it would offer better cooling than the current casing of the iPad, potentially eradicate the overheating problems that have been reported.
    Would you want a 24KT gold iPad? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.



    • Pros
      Breathtaking display. The best app selection of any tablet. Excellent 3G and 4G network compatibility.
    • Cons
      No camera settings. 4G data usage is difficult to monitor. Apps are starting to strain the processor.
    • Bottom Line
      With a gorgeous ultra-high-resolution display and the widest selection of apps you can get, the new iPad is the best large-screen tablet around.

    Spec Data
    CPU Apple A5X Dual-Core
    Processor Speed 1 GHz
    Operating System Apple iOS
    Screen Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels
    Screen Size 9.7 inches
    Battery Type Supported Rechargeable
    Storage Capacity (as Tested) 16 GB
    Dimensions 9.5 x 7.31 x 0.37 inches
    Weight 1.46 lb
    Networking Options 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 4G
    Service Provider Verizon Wireless
    Email Access Dedicated email app
    Web Browser Yes
    Flash support No
    GPS Yes
    Camera(s) 1 front-facing and 1 rear-facing
    Video Chat Yes
    Music Playback Formats AAC, Apple Lossless, MP3
    Photo Formats BMP, JPEG, PNG, GIF
    Video Formats MPEG4, QuickTime



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