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Three Tips to Buy Cheap but Excellent Laptops

Since the invention of the cheap and yet powerful laptops, one should say, that they have brought a kind of revolution in the way people are communicating with each other. With the invention of LED technology, which is now used on Led TV  , has improved greatly the efficiency and lowered the prices. Though a hard core computer professional or a gaming enthusiast may need a laptop with top features, for other people, who have to perform lighter tasks, huge array of excellent but cheap laptops are available.

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Tips to choose Excellent & cheap Laptops for Office- 

When you are buying laptop for your office worker or for light work, there is no point of investing a lot on laptop features which you may not need. For example, now a days many laptops like Macbook Air comes with SSD (Solid state drive), which makes your computer faster and takes less space, but at the same time it increases the cost of laptop by a great extent. Same goes with Processor and RAM of laptop. More over, when you are working on saving money and get a budget laptop for your office employee for work like Word Processing, data entry you might not need a high end processor, upgraded RAM, graphics card, Webcam and so on.

There are many entry level laptop offered by companies like Dell, HP, Sony which you can purchase and save considerable amount on your laptop purchases. Here are 3 important tips and parts of a laptop, where you can save money.

Choosing a Budget Processor

People who use laptop for normal activities such as, doing some office work, surfing, sending emails, and playing games with ordinary graphics might want to go for an Intel dual core processor. This is embedded in most of the computers that are being used now. Also, people who work in IT companies, that involve lighter work can use it, as it a versatile version and can cope up with most of your work, unless and until you have to perform some heavy duty work. Many laptop manufacturing companies like Acer, HP, Dell, etc use it and are available at considerable prices. Just to let know, a laptop as powerful as the one, using a dual core processor can serve the purpose for most consumers.

RAM – Want to have the cheap and best?

RAM, which is known as Random Access Memory, for a cheap and best laptop will be around 2GB. RAM, can be quantified as per the number of random applications a laptop can perform. More intensified users who are interested in latest videogames with plenty of graphics and computer professionals who access random applications and perform hardcore programming and multimedia mat require a greater RAM capacity. But normal users and professionals from other departments, who do not perform hardest of the tasks, 2GB RAM should be adequate. Hence this is a normal requirement and is employed in most of the notebooks, which targets professionals from a huge sector and this is the best and affordable alternative for most of them.

Another good thing about RAM is, you can always upgrade it if required. You don’t need to spend a lot when buying bulk laptop for your employees and you can simply upgrade RAM at later stage if required. Many manufacturers like Dell, HP offers cheap RAM upgrade option which sounds very lucrative, but before investing on it ask yourself: Do your employee work really require that much of RAM? I’m sure you giving laptop for work and not for entertainment. Right?

Hard Disk Drive (HDD) – Don’t go for more than needed!!

This is yet another important factor that drives the price of your lappy. For most of us, a standard memory hard drive will be acceptable because, even a HDD of standard size can store heaps of data. Hence there is no need to spend those extra few hundred dollars for something you might not need. In case, if you find in future, that you have to store more data, you can always buy an external hard drive and connect it to your system externally which will also serve the same purpose as the internal one. This is a better idea to buy some time, if you are unable to buy a notebook with huge memory, when you have limited funds.

A basic 150 GB HDD is enough for your employee and if require in future, you can always take help of extrenal HDD to extend the storage. Also when it comes to enterprise setup, you can take advantage of cloud storage instead of local storage for quick access of all files.

The above mentioned three are the important factors that rule the price of your next laptop. With the above mentioned configurations, there are a huge number of laptops available in all most all the top selling brands, as these are the most wanted ones. Though the above mentioned information is quite handy, it is recommended that you do as much research as possible from your side, to find the best laptop that fits you. After all it’s your money and we care for it as much as you do!!

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Top 3 DSLR Cameras Available in India

India is full of camera-enthusiasts and we all know it. There are different types of cameras and DSLR is one of them. Full form of DSLR is Digital Single Lens Reflex. Many professionals use DSLR cameras to capture photos and many people who like to express themselves through pictures also use DSLR cameras.

DSLR cameras are such models that make your camera experience more and more better. Such cameras are wanted by different types of people. First type are that are travel-enthusiasts and use cameras to take good quality pictures of their trips. Second type are photography-enthusiasts who want to become a professional. Third type are the actual professionals who have made photography their profession. Keep reading this post to know about top three cameras which can help the three categories of photographers.

1. Sony A33

Sony A33 is a nice DSLR camera with fewer features as compared to high models which is obvious. After a bit of research, I got 4 cameras under this category and after comparing each of them, I decided to tell you about Sony A33 because of its fine price and good features to cope up with the price. The looks are good as well as the specifications. The specifications are given below.

  • It is a 14.2 megapixels camera.
  • The dimensions of this camera’s sensor is 23.5 x 15.6.
  • This camera weighs 500 grams.
  • Built-in flash is available in this camera.
  • The HDMI out cable is also available.
  • It has a screen size of three inches.
  • Image stabilization is also available in this camera.
  • Video recording is available at 1920×[email protected] fps.
  • It has a Li-ion 1090 mAh battery.
  • It supports SD or MS Pro memory cards.
  • The price of Sony A33 is Rs. 37,990.

2. Olympus E5

Olympus E5 is a very powerful DSLR camera. Olympus is a famous camera brand and that’s why I checked the DSLR cameras from Olympus to include in the post and found out that Olympus E5 is a very nice and cool DSLR camera which deserves to be included in such a list. The camera looks small and compact and the specs are amazing.

  • It is a 12.3 megapixels camera.
  • The dimensions of the camera’s sensor is 17.3 x 13.
  • This camera weighs 800 grams.
  • Built-in flash is available in this camera.
  • The HDMI out cable is also available.
  • It has a screen size of three inches.
  • Image stabilization is not available in this camera.
  • Video recording is available at 1280×[email protected] fps.
  • It has a Li-ion 1800 mAh battery.
  • It supports CF + SD memory cards.
  • The price of Olympus E5 is Rs. 85,000.

3. Nikon D3x

Sony and Olympus. Both are great and reputed brands. So, you definitely didn’t expect me to include a brand camera which isn’t very famous… Nikon D3x is a camera just for the professionals. The camera is definitely expensive but the features it has totally deserve that price. The camera quite heavy but the professionals won’t mind that. The specifications are given below.

  • It is a 24 megapixels camera.
  • The dimensions of the camera’s sensor is 36 x 23.9.
  • This camera weighs 1240 grams.
  • Built-in flash is not available in this camera.
  • The HDMI out cable is available.
  • It has a screen size of five inches.
  • Image stabilization is not available in this camera.
  • Video recording is not available.
  • It has a Li-ion 2500 mAh battery.
  • It supports CF memory cards.
  • The price of Nikon D3x is Rs. 5,24,950.
I suggest Olympus E5 to you because it falls in the middle category and the camera is excellent as well so go for it. Do share your views and opinions in the comments.

Sony PlayStation Vita to Hit Japan on December 17, UI Showcased

Sony officially launched the next generation portable gaming device, that they call the PlayStation Vita, at E3 2011 few months back. And since then, gamers all over the world have been waiting for the official availability of the Vita in stores, but Sony did not give any exact pricing or date. However, yesterday Sony officially announced that the portable gaming device will be available in Japan beginning December 17.

The PlayStation Vita has some real good hardware and features, some of which were showcased at the recent event held in Japan. Lot of new things were shown, including the simple user interface of the gaming device and the SmartAR augmented reality feature that it uses to make games more realistic. Engadget got to test some of those features at the conference yesterday and you can check out the videos at the end of the post. The augmented reality feature is eye-popping and could change the way we play, make the world your game area.

The UI on the PS Vita is very simple, like that of a mobile device and doesn’t need much expertise to set up. The huge touchscreen certainly helps in easier navigation and with the game titles that were showcased at the event it sure looks like it’s going to turn a lot of heads. We have no idea as to when and how much the Vita will be priced when it hits shelves elsewhere, but people in Japan still know when to expect it. Also with the launch in Japan, Sony plans to provide Prepaid 3G services by NTT DoCoMo for $13(25 hours) and $65(100 hours). The PlayStation Vita will be available for pre-order starting from October 15 and we’ll update you with the how and where. For now check out these videos:

How many of you are eagerly waiting for the PS Vita?

Sony Announces Reader Wi-Fi, Enters E-Reader Arena

Sony recently unveiled it’s first tablets, code-named S1 and S2, which were launched earlier today at IFA. Along with that, they also. to everyone’s surprise, announced a Sony E-book Reader to compete with the likes of Kindle and Nook Color. The Reader Wi-fi from Sony, as it’s known, has been credited as the lightest e-book reader on the planet running on the Android operating system.

That’s not the only thing that would make you buy one, as it also looks magnificently beautiful and has a multi-touch screen. And although, it’s only 6 inches in size with E-Ink Pearl display and not a color one, it’s still quite a gadget. Basically, the function of an e-book reader is to open PDF files and replace your regular fat and allergy causing paper books.

Reader Wi-Fi handles a wide range of digital formats, including the popular EPUB eBook standard plus PDF and TXT documents. View your collection of digital photos on screen, or plug in a pair of headphones and listen to stored music tracks while you’re reading. The front cover image of your current title or a favourite photo can be displayed as a screensaver when Reader is in standby.

Speaking of PDF files, the Reader Wi-Fi can connect to any public library in US, UK or Canada that has an e-book collection and download them for free. There’s inbuilt storage of 1.3GB to store that Harry Potter collection, which can be expanded to 32GB via a microSD card. The battery is just like other e-book readers, 2-3 weeks with Wi-Fi and 3-4 weeks without Wi-Fi depending on how much of an e-book reader you are.

You can expect this, if you’re in the US or Europe, some time in October for a decent price of $149. And yes, it comes in black, white and red, for all those who want to look a little cool while reading an e-book.

Sony CyberShot TX55: World’s Thinnest HD Camera

Sony CyberShot is back with two new models. One is WX30 and the other one, about which I am talking about, TX55 which is supposed to be the world’s thinnest HD camera and that’s why I decided to write about it before WX30. The best and the most talked feature about Sony Cybershot TX55 is of course the thinness of the camera and then all the other specifications get along.

It was first announced on 25th July 2011 and is expected to hit the market by September 2011. The specifications of the camera are good enough and of course the thing which has gained it a lot of momentum, as you know by know, is the thinness.

You can check the specifications below;

  • Sony CyberShot TX55 has a Carl-Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with a 3.3 inch OLED touchscreen.
  • It is a 16.2 megapixels camera with 5x optical zoom.
  • It can record videos in Full High Definition 1080p as well as 3rd Dimension.
  • The special features include – Intelligent Sweep Panaroma, 3D Sweep Panaroma and Sweep Multi Angle.
  • Can give up to 125 minutes(250 shots) with a single charge.
  • It gives you an internal memory of 19MB which is fine for a camera.
  • This thinnest HD camera weighs 94 grams.
  • A 10x Clear Image Zoom is also available which magnifies pictures without losing the high quality of the picture.
  • The memory card slot in the TX55 works with Memory Stick Micro (M2) and MicroSD/SDHC cards.
  • The expect release month is September and the expected initial price would be $350. It will be first released in Europe and United States and after that will slowly expand to the rest of the world.
Great camera and nicely priced. Hopefully, it will release in India very soon after it is released in Europe and United States. Let’s see what happens.
What do you think about this camera? Do you like it? What is your opinion about this camera? Do comment.

Sony Releases PS3 Firmware 3.60, Adds Cloud Storage for Game Saves

Sony’s latest PS3 firmware update 3.60 brings a brand new feature for PlayStation users. Actually, for now its only for the PlayStation Plus users. You can now upload all your PS3 Game Saves to Sony’s Cloud storage space for safekeeping and anywhere access. They have also added a twitter based customer support system @AskPlayStation.

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Sony Cybershot S3000 Specs and Features

Sony Cybershot S3000 is the latest Cybershot camera from Sony. It is a 10.1 megapixel camera. It has a 2.7 inches clear photo LCD screen. It has a 4x optical zoom. It is has a weight of just 119 grams. It has a SteadyShot image stabilization. It has a stamina of 200 shots and a battery life of 100 minutes. The memory of this camera is upgradeable using a MicroSD card. You will also get a 4GB card for free in with the camera. It has a 2.0 USB port.

This camera is packed with smart features like:-

  • Face Detection
  • Smile Shutter
  • Sweep Panorama

This camera is available in three colors – Silver, Black and Pink. Now, let me summarize the above.

1. 10.1 mega-pixels.
2. 2.7 inches clear photo LCD screen.
3. 4x optical zoom.
4. Weight : 119 grams.
5. Stamina of 200 shots and a battery life of 100 minutes.
6. Memory of this camera is upgradeable using a MicroSD card.
7. 2.0 USB port.
8. Smart features like :- Face Detection, Smile Shutter and Sweep Panorama.
9. Camera is available in 3 colors :- Silver, Black and Pink.

The price of Sony Cybershot 3000 is around Rs. 4900.

So, what do you think about this camera? With so many features and a price of  just Rs. 4900, are you planning to buy it? Do comment.

Tip: How to Manually Update PS3 using a USB Disk Drive

This guide will show you how to manually update your playstation 3 by downloading update file on Mac or Windows Computer and updating using a USB drive. One of the drawbacks of System Update on PS3 is that it doesn’t have resume support. Therefore, you have to restart from the beginning in case download fails in between.

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Which is the Best Gaming Console: PlayStation Move vs. Xbox Kinect

We were in the market lately to get a gaming console and we took a look at all the options available in the market as of today and I must say it does get confusing to choose from latest available options. This post shed some light on two of the most popular gaming consoles and will give you all that you need to know for a PlayStation Move vs. Xbox Kinect Comparison.

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The Sony PSP 2 Officially Revealed, A Real Game Changer

The day has finally arrived, Sony has finally revealed a next-generation power packed portable gaming device (Sony PSP 2), a successor to the Sony PSP. It’s been code-named NGP, I’ve no idea what that stands for, but once you know what’s packed inside this 5-inch beast, you’ll never want to know what NGP means.

The reveal took place today at the PlayStation Event being held in Tokyo and took everyone by surprise. Below you’ll find some exclusive pictures and the official specification list. The Sony PSP 2 a.k.a NGP has some really cool hardware that will take gaming to the next level.Sony PSP 2

Oh yeah, and NGP stands for next generation portable. Surely this is a gaming device for the next generation, but it will also act as a medium of social interaction. The Sony PSP 2 will not run on UMD’s, instead they’ll be using some kind of flash memory on which no information is available. So here we go, the official specification list;

What the Next Generation Sony PSP 2 will have:

  • 5-inch OLED Capacitive Display with a resolution of 960 x 544 and
  • A new UI known as Live Area showcasing various home-screens and built in Social Media apps via the Playstation Network
  • A quad-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU
  • A quad-core Imagination Technologies SGX543MP4+ GPU
  • Multiple Capacitive Touch Pads in the front and also on the back for extra and new controls
  • Both Front and Rear Cameras
  • Stereo speakers and a Microphone
  • Dual Analog sticks and the other normal gameplay buttons
  • A Six Axis Motion Sensing System consisting of 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer and a 3-axis electronic compass
  • Built in GPS, 3G and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for location based services and Internet connectivity/sharing

To know more about the new Sony PSP 2 a.k.a NGP please read the complete Press release. The Sony PSP 2 will most probably be launched and will be hit stores in the 2011 holiday season.

[ Via Engadget ]

What do you think of the amazing features in the Sony PSP 2 a.k.a  NGP? Do you enjoy playing games on the PSP, would you like to buy the PSP 2 when it’s released?