Similar but Very Different – a HDD vs. SSD Hard Drive Quick Comparison

The technology used with computers nowadays is advancing rapidly and spitting out new tech-related products the public has no time to test thoroughly. Even though SSDs have been around for quite some time now, they still have not reached their prime, and it is merely a matter of time when they will take HDDs over completely. Thanks to their design and build, they offer greater durability, faster writing and reading of data, and give you a massive boost to your overall performance. No matter how you look at it, owning such a hard drive will help your computing massively.


Speed, Do You Have It?

Hard drives need to be able to perform well in order to be popularized by the public, and unless they can deliver, it will be hard to opt for them. On the bonus side, for SSDs it is a major bonus that they are constructed as an average RAM block would be. Meaning that they can perform faster, without having to use more resources. Moreover, they will produce less heat as well, which will be a welcomed feature for those who work on laptops. Ultimately, a simple upgrade as such will revitalize even an older computer. The noticeable boost is not only for show, but you will experience the improvement.

Storage Limitations Are Soon Going to Be Forgotten

One of the biggest problems all modern SSD drives face on a daily basis is their storage capacities. Unfortunately, you can choose between the 120 and 240 GB models, which have been tested and are reliable for use. Though, not all of it is as grim, because plans are already unfolding and the industry is working on introducing larger capacities as well. Nonetheless, accessing and storing files has never been easier, because in essence you are using a giant USB stick which you do not have to safely remove all the time. Disregard the rumours that SSDs have a shorter lifespan, as with average use you will still get a lot.

Does It Really Use Less Energy?

A substantial improvement over regular hard drives for the SSD technology is that they consume considerably less energy. However, it is not a giant leap, but you will notice it, especially if you are working on a laptop. In either case, newer SSDs will be powered by a technology that will save up on energy even more. In the long run, your computer rig will eat up less power, and it will be able to push for extensive periods of time, without damaging any of the internal parts. Bear in mind that because there are no moving parts at all, it will help the drive be useful for a longer time.

Making the switch from a HDD to an SSD will be the best decision you can make for your computer, and as you will notice the improvement right away, you will fall in love with those drives. Nevertheless, due to storage limitations, it is better to combine various drives to get the most out of them. However, look forward to the near future, as you will have the opportunity to upgrade your rig and improve performance drastically. Considering the price range for SSDs, it will not take a long time for people to start buying in bulk.

Dan Radak is a web hosting security professional with ten years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of online security, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.


Google Glass Looking Forwards

The withdrawal of Google glass has been considerably quieter than its launch. That’s hardly surprising; Google made a heck of a fuss about Google Glass and the Smart Glasses that were to deliver it to market. The problem, it seems, is that there wasn’t (and isn’t) a market to take the product to – or at least there isn’t the mass market that Google’s ambitious execs had envisaged. But that does not mean that the idea is a dead duck.

There are still niche areas in which the utility and Google Glass is being explored – not least in medical and engineering settings. But for the rest of us – for the time being at least – this is another one of those things that might have been, like steam driven cars or dirigible passenger aircraft.


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At root, the idea that a form of wearable technology could be delivered in the form of a pair of glasses is not unsustainable. As the medical and engineering niches suggest, sometimes being able to draw down data in unusual or restricted settings and whilst your hands are busy elsewhere has immediate practical value. The rest of the time however, it seems, such benefits don’t count for a lot.

As the rise of the smartphone demonstrates all too well, people like to involve their hands as well as their hearts and minds in what they are doing. Whether it involves a game of Angry Birds or an assessment of the latest Bundesliga betting when preparing a punt, players like to get to grips with what they are playing with – literally.

There were also widely expressed concerns over the introduction of a technology that was seen as somehow sinister or invasive. There are reports of it having been pre-emptively banned in Las Vegas – you can see why casino operators might not be impressed by the idea! It was, furthermore, outlawed in certain other US territories where Glass’s ability to enable the filming and photographing of anyone any time seemed to touch a nerve that was more to do with a fear of technology pure and simple, rather than privacy concerns per se.

It seems that as soon as a new design either offers the means to achieve some clear practical benefit, or – as Apple have demonstrated – if an existing technology can be made sensually and affectively engaging then there is a natural brake on the roll out of any new product. Google appear to have missed this fundamental truism of tech development.

In truth, this is not the first Google embarrassment of this nature. The company has not enjoyed stellar success in its efforts to generate consumer hardware – even if the Chrome-book is at least commercially viable. But the point about the Chromebook is that it simply recreates existing functionality. As competitively priced as it may be it is identifiably no sort of a game changer.

Development of Google Glass continues, albeit in a different wing of the Google empire. It remains to be seen how and in what guise it returns. It may be that like the steam lorry and the airship that it is simply confined to the margins of technological history. Conversely, it may be that it is taken up by organizations who are less concerned with the niceties of privacy and the preservation of gambling integrity. Don’t be surprised if Google Glass finds its way into a military application. It may have missed the market first time around, but Google Glass is not dead yet.

Gadgets Laptop

All you want to know about HP ChromeBook 11

Google and HP collaboratively launched the HP Chromebook 11 for $279 very recently. This is the next in the series of Chromebook and is inspired by Chromebook pixel’s design. Google and HP collaborated on the design of the new Chromebook which can be called as a successor to last year’s Chromebook from Samsung with the same processor and other specifications. The improvement in this new Chromebook 11 is specifically about design and fine tuning, it has a very sturdier new magnesium frame. It is a beautiful device with its clean looks and portable leanings, which are really attractive points in the price of $279. The little 2.3 pound Chromebook is aiming to raise the bar as it has more refined look and feel than the previous entry level cloud based laptops and also it has worked on all the limitations of the previous iterations.



Its pearly white tent and reflective plastic body is so far the best Chromebook design in this price bracket. May it be the lid or the gaps between its Chiclets-style keys, at every angle light bounces off the Chromebook 11. A strip of Google’s trademark colors is seen on the backside of the lid; it lights up when in open position. It will certainly not blow you away but the keyboard offers adequate travel and decent spacing between its full-size keys. The matte trackpad is responsive and supports two finger scrolling and three finger tab switching. The best feature in this new Chromebook is the micro-USB slot used to charge the device.


The 11-inch sharp display with 1366×768 resolution provides wide viewing angles of 176 degrees, to be exact. The new IPS panel, provides you with deep blacks and makes colors ‘pop’. The OS’s animations or the switching from full-screen to windowed mode or the taskbar fading out are really appealing and better than previous versions. This display can be called one of the most finest display in this price range.


The new HP Chromebook is powered by a dual-core Samsung Exynos 5250 processor backed by 2GB DDR3 RAM. This specs doesn’t slowdown the system at all and works like opening apps and windows or waking up immediately from sleep mode are quiet speedy. With 2.3 pound the Chromebook is quiet portable and comes with 16GB of internal storage, though Google provides you with 100GB of cloud storage. The battery last up to 6hrs of active use as it runs on 30Wh battery. The connectivity specifications are Dual-band WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 and Verizon LTE connectivity is optional or coming soon.

chromebook specification


– You will be getting 100GB Google drive cloud storage, free for two years
– Free trial with Google Play Music All access for 60 days and after that $9.99/month.
– 12 free sessions of GoGo® Inflight Internet.
– 1 Actual storage will be less.

Overall from all the other Chromebook this one stands out, though a few compromises here and there but still a good catch for this price bracket. Keeping the compromises away you will get one of the finest display in an 11 inch laptop and many more.


The best video conferencing gadgets in market

Video conferencing is becoming a massive trend in numerous areas of communications at an explosive rate. Whether we’re talking about University learning environments, corporate settings or small business conferencing with freelancers and telecommuters; in all of these cases, a growing list of video calling options is presenting itself at extremely reasonable prices and easy to arrange set up times.

That said, with all the options available, it’s easy to overlook the essentials and the best gadgets or brands that represent these vital core tools for video conferencing. In order to make things a bit simpler, take a look through the following list to find out exactly what will work best at fulfilling your professional quality video calling needs without making things overly complicated or pricey.

1. High End Tablet

While video conferencing is something that many of us normally associate with desktop PCs or laptops, doing it on the go with a high quality mobile device is becoming more and more common. The iPad With Retina Display or another high level brand such as the Galaxy Note 2 are all great examples of tablets that make the grade for some seriously good video conferencing and calling capacity.
In both cases you get awesome video rendering, crystal clear display technology (especially in the iPads case thanks to Retina) and the capacity to download numerous powerful video calling apps for one-on-one or multiway calls.

2. HD Video Camera

For those of you that plan on holding your conference calls from desktop machines, an HD camera is an absolute must-have gadget that delivers the kind of results you need for optimal video (depending on how strong your web connection is). Instead of enduring pixelated low quality calls with built in computer cams, go for much clearer quality with a separate video cam brand. A couple of good examples are the Logitech TV Cam HD, which works only with HD TVs, and the Logitech HD Pro Webcam, which can be used for computers and laptops.

3. Headset

Without a high quality headset, no video conferencing conversation is quite as clear as it could be, and tabletop or computer microphones are no substitute. However, any headset you buy should not only be comfortable but also as unobtrusive as possible. You don’t want something clunky surrounding your cranium as you talk to clients or business partners.
An excellent choice is the Plantronics Blackwire C320 USB Headset, which easily connects to your computer, is made with a solid, reliable frame and offers optimal audio quality with a comfortable fit.

4. Video Conferencing Screen

Holding your calls on a clear high definition monitor or screen is vital to easy communication and viewing between you and those you’re talking to. Because of this, you shouldn’t shirk on quality by settling for something cheap or with low resolution. Instead, go for what will provide the best image quality you can reasonably afford and make your video conferences truly professional.
One option is an HD TV, for which you can use the Logitech TV Cam HD mentioned above to create truly wide angle, high definition video calls. Or, you can also try a product such as the Samsung VC240 23.6″ widescreen LCD display monitor, which is completely designed and built for high level, professional video conferences.

5. Web Conferencing Software

No web conference is professionally complete without software that lets you integrate the whole meeting together, set up webinars or conferences and share data easily between yourself and just one or numerous other conference call attendees.
There are numerous all-in-one services like this available on the market but one particularly well priced option is Adobe Connect (current edition: 9) With Adobe you can do all of the above and at the same time create a calling environment in which everyone can communicate across numerous different devices, share information and make high quality recordings of all conference materials.

About the author: Steven Chalmers works closely with tech companies to provide expert quality content and freelance tech articles. When he’s not writing, you can find him covering Intercall’s web conferencing services.

Apple Gadgets Tablet PC

How to setup your new iPad mini

The new iPad Mini from Apple, awaited for several months has been launched; and is one of the most sought after tablets, considering the craze associated to any other Apple devices.  Pitted against the smaller-sized tablets from Samsung and HTC; iPad Mini, fast followed the revolutionary new iPad  and has breakthrough features like Siri, Notification Center, iMessage  and iCloud to name a few. Know everything about setting up and securing your new iPad and iPad Mini here.

Apple Inc. no wonder has the Midas touch to create or transform everything into innovations that change the way technology is perceived. From the early Mac to the revolutionary iPhone and then the iPad to the competitively rejuvenated iPad Mini, Apple has always managed to retain its ‘Think Different’ motto.

At a time when Apple managed to break-free of it number module following iPad 2 with the ‘new’ iPad, it was evident that Apple already had larger plans up its sleeves and that has recently been given shape with iPad Mini. While, perhaps for the first time with the launch of iPad Mini, Apple seems to have tried to keep pace with its competitors in creating a smaller tab (in the likes of contemporaries like Samsung, HTC, etc.).

So, if you have got yourself a new iPad Mini, you must be wondering as to how to set it up and get started. Well, although there are many similarities to the early versions of the iPad, the introduction of the iCloud is a major transformation and can well be called a game-changer of sorts.

Setting up iCloud

iCloud in real terms has made access to iDevices seamless. As, with this new technology, you are no longer required to plug your iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini into iTunes/ Mac/or Windows PC for the initial Set up, to upgrade or for Backup. Thanks to iCloud, you can now do all these easily and much faster on your local Wi-Fi network or over-the-air; and most importantly without worrying about forgetting them – as all the routine processes happen automatically.

Setting up Siri

Siri, the Nuance-technology enabled virtual assistant from Apple has craved its place as the most loved and trusted aide that not only listens to whatever you ask you to do; in fact it is a great way to stay in touch, on schedule, and informed.
Siri, which was introduced with the iPhone 4S, has now been integrated to offer its services to the new iPad and iPad Mini, courtesy iOS 6. Siri which was originally offered only in a few chosen languages is now available in more languages, locations, and features.
It is quite easy to setup, configure, secure, and start using Siri instantly; however, there may be a few instances which will require you to enable it. Just as, there may be a few settings that may require configuration so as to make Siri more secure like – in case you choose to bypass your PIN lock and access your contacts and other data, make sure to check out all your options and choose the most suitable and eclectic blend of feasibility and security.

Setting Up Notification Center

Notification Center unquestionably is the lifeline and the most dynamic feature of Apple devices including the iPad and iPad Mini. It is rightly said that setting up Notification Center is integral to functioning of your iDevice since it serves to be the most viable medium to streamline related functions like reminders, alerts, calls, messages, announcements, etc. that inundate your iPad or iPad Mini.
The best thing about Notification Center is that you can badge your icons. This will not only help you know about your pending items; all the more you can have the list of everything right on your Lock screen. So, you can be well-informed and aware of any notifications immediately.

Setting up iMessages

iMessage is one of Apple’s most in-demand proprietary services that works on any device running iOS 5 or higher, and any Mac running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or higher and so also in the new iPad and iPad Mini. iMessage allows you to receive free, SMS and MMS-like messages on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac from any other iMessage user. You can not only send text, photo, and video messages regularly, but contacts, voice memos, and locations as well.

You can set up iMessage by just start using it right away. However, you will require some amount of configuration in a few steps to be done depending upon the device you are using.

Get introduced to your new iPad Mini and feel empowered with the ‘power of small’, since all great things are said to come in small packages.

Gadgets Tablet PC

Best Android tablets for kids

The advent of the latest technology has had a deep impact on almost every aspect of our daily lives. Tablet PCs are considered the latest innovation in the computer industry and they have been designed keeping in mind the needs of people from all walks of life and of all age groups. These days, doing business, watching movies and listening to music while travelling has all become ridiculously easy and all credit goes to tablet PCs. In addition, parents even prefer using the aid of the latest technology to educate their children, as a tablet PC can potentially act as the gateway for heaps of infotainment for your kids. This has been combined with the power of Open Source Android and availability of tons of amazing free and paid apps from Google Play Store.

For all parents looking to gift an age-appropriate tablet PC to their young one, here are the top android tablets for kids:

Intel StudyBook

Widely acclaimed by reviewers for its brilliant features, affordability and educative value, Intel StudyBook can be the perfect birthday gift for your little one. This 7-incher is compatible with both Windows and Android Honeycomb 3.0 OS and is highly energy efficient as it is equipped with single-core Intel Atom Z650 chipset. The best part is that Intel StudyBook offers all the right features to educate your kindergartener as well as your kid in the sixth grade. The device is also accompanied with Intel Learning Series Software Suite that offers an amazing learning experience for young kids. Hailed by educators around the globe for its brilliant features, the Intel StudyBook is up for grabs for less than $200.


Developed by the non-profit organization, ‘One Laptop per Child’, the XO-3 is an amazing educational device that uses the muscle of the latest technological advancements to make it work in different environments. Priced at a staggering $100, this amazing tablet PC offers amazing specs that will fulfill the needs of your little one. Powered by Linux OS and Marvel ARMADA PXA618 processor, the XO-3 offers half gigabyte RAM and crystal clear display quality on an 8-inch screen. Although, currently OLPC XO-3 is not available at ordinary retail stores as it is being primarily used as part of education programs in third world countries, still it is only a matter of time before you can buy it for your kids.

Lexibook Kids Tablet

Offering the perfect mix of education and entertainment, the Lexibook Kids Tablet will put an end to your problems with respect to helping your kids in easy learning. Lexibook Kids Tablet offers an easy-to-understand interface, loads of built-in games, built-in Wi-Fi support, pre-loaded songs, educational tests and 53 discovery activities. Parents can hand this amazing device into the hands of their young ones without any apprehension as all the e-books, songs and educational material found in this tablet PC has been selected by the makers after a careful review of the learning needs of kids.

Fuhu Nabi 2

Built to help your children learn and grow into healthy and educated adults, Nabi 2 tablet PC by Fuhu allows you to educate your young kids by blending information and fun together. Featuring NVIDIA Tegra 3.0 1.3 GHz processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, this 7-incher offers the best learning system for your kids with instructional sound learning, educational games, age-appropriate song collection and brilliant strategy games such as Treasure Box. Parents can even use Nabi’s online N-SITE to analyze your kid’s progress.

Micromax FunBook

If you are in India, Funbook is worth a buy for your kid as it has an impeccable specs to fall for. At approximately USD 120 or INR 6000 this is indeed the best buy for your kid. Micromax FunBook sports a 7 inch Capacitive touch screen with 800X480 resolution. It comes with 1.2GHZ Cortex A8 processor and Dual Mali-400MP graphics processor. The 512MB RAM is not much impressive though (There is a choice of a pro model with few extra bucks with 1Gb RAM). It is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and comes pre-loaded with many educational apps and videos. Moreove Micromax has an appstore from where you can download apps apart from the regular Google play store.

You might come across many other tablets at the price range mentioned here or below this price, but those are not good. We have compiled this list by observing these models of tablets closely and looking at their popularity and performance.

Android Gadgets Tablet PC

Unboxing and Review of BSNL T-Pad IS703C Tablet

It seems the Tablet market in India is growing pretty rapidly and this growth is being supplemented by introduction of low cost tablets with open Source Android as the platform of choice. HCL, Micromax and Pantel technologies are leading the bandwagon to release the quite affordable low cost tablets in India. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has collaborated with Pantel technologies to release affordable tablet by the brand name T-Pad. Recently we got an opportunity to try our hands on BSNL T-Pad IS703C tablet and we got a mixed review of the tablet for our readers.

T-Pad IS703C was launched on 29-05-2012. With a price tag of INR 6999, we cannot say T-Pad IS703C as a low cost tablet when there are tablets available for INR 3000. But it will come in the mid or lower midrange tablet category. To offer users a low cost gadgets, company has definitely compromised in few features such as display, battery life, camera, body etc.


At the very first look, it grabs an ascent look but when we look at the rear the blacky shiny plastic body may disappoint few users as the material used for the body is below standard. The form factor is also not quite impressive as compared to other high end tablets like Galaxy Tab or iPad. When I hold the T-Pad for 15-20 minutes, I started feeling pain in my hand. So this might play hindrance to be used for a longer period.

Buttons and Ports

The T-Pad IS703C does not have a physical button on the body, so everything needs to be controlled by touchscreen. As I have been a long time Google Nexus owner, I am pretty used to the physical button, so I found it little awkward at the beginning to work with this tablet.

This has got a lot of physical ports like card reader, HDMI for high definition video output, 3.5mm audio jack, DC adaptor port, USB port to connect a 3G USB dongle or a USB storage device. These ports ar all placed comfortable on one side of the tablet.

It has great support for USB thumb drives and it detected our 4GB Transcend pen drive in no time. We could read and write data to our pen drive without any issue.

Touch Screen/Camera/Speaker/Display

T-Pad IS703C comes with 2 point capacitive multitouch. The sensitivity of the touch screen is not so good when we look at the response time. There seems to be little lag when you touch and when the device senses it and specific command is performed. This might be issue with touch screen or may be due to processing.

It has got only a 0.3 Mega Pixel front facing camera to facilitate video chat.

The built-in speaker provides quite loud sound but the sound quality is not clear when it is output through the speaker. Where in the sound is quite good when heard through a good ear/head phone. We listened the same MP3 song through built-in speaker and ear phone and the difference was clearly noticeable.

Internet Connectivity

This tablet offers Internet connectivity through wi-fi and 3G. But as it does not have a SIM card slot, only 3G USB dongles can be used for 3G Internet access. But supports only a few 3G dongles. So if you are thinking that you can use any 3G USB dongles then you may be disappointed as we did when we tried to use our Micromax MMX352G. So Micromax 3G dongles are not supported. Below are a list of supported 3G dongles for T-Pad:

Huawei E171

Huawei E173

Huawei E169G


AIRTEL HUAWEI E1731 (E173Bu-1)

Reliance GSM ZTE MF190

TATA Photon+ EC156

Connectivity through Wi-Fi is pretty good and we could watch youtube videos without buffering at a very nominal Internet speed via wi-fi.


T-pad IS703C comes with a wall charger, an earphone and a data cable with micro USB at one end and normal USB at the other end.

Specification of T-Pad IS703C

Processor: Cortex A8 1 GHz

Memory(RAM): 1GB DDR3

Internal Storage: 8GB

External Storage(Memory Card): T-Flash upto 32 GB

Camera: 0.3 Mega Pixel VGA

Operating System:  Android 4.03 ICS

Display: 7” Capacitive Multi touch with 800X480 pixel

HDMI: Supported with video output upto 1080P

G-sensor: G-sensor 3 planes


Some good things about T-Pad 703C are, it supports flash. Internet surfing is a good experience in this device and the speed is quite impressive. It has a good battery backup but takes a little time to charge fully (approx  4hrs). Let us tell about few negative things about this device, first of all absense of sim slot is a disadvantage as user will need to buy a supported dongle.It lacks presence of. It does not support have a GPS or AGPS chip so location will be a spoiler.

Though T-Pad 703C has got some impressive specifications like a 1GHz processor and 1GB RAM, it does not seem to work so fast. This can be a good buy for entry level users and students but for veterans this will be a disappointment. This being a BSNL co-branded tablet should come with some free goodies from BSNL like a supported 3G dongle. As Micromax dongles are advertised as BSNL device and that dongle not being supported in T-Pad will make people confused and disappoint. This device can be a good competitor to Akash as well as Micromax Fun book.

Gadgets Laptop

HP Pavilion dv6t- Review, Specifications and Pricing

If you are looking to buy a decent laptop today, you have enormous amount of options now. Thanks to the competition among the manufacturers. In the fray, HP has decided to satiate user’s multimedia desires with their new addition to Pavilion series; the dv6t. The dv6t notebook is housed with Intel’s Core i series processor and excellent multimedia offerings. Let us take a look at the technical specifications and notable features of HP Pavilion dv6t.

Catchy Design and Comfortable Keyboard

Sporty look of dv6t pulls users towards it. Brushed aluminum lid with glassy finish makes the notebook look regal. Dark umber finished lid and the thin silver speaker panel sits nicely between the aluminum hinges. Considerable spacing between keys and wide palm rest allow users to type rapidly avoiding silly spelling mistakes.  Another considerable improvement is the function keys for adjusting volume, brightness etc are now the Direct action keys, that means you do not need to keep holding the Fn key.  The touchpad, which allows multi-touch gestures, is comfortable to roll fingers on.

Fingerprint Reader – Unique Feature by HP

If you find typing passwords for logging into sites that you frequently use is boring task, HP has offered you solution with its Fingerprint reader. Though this feature is not alien to world, to have it in multimedia notebook is unique. One can log into sites like Facebook with swipe of finger. The notebook features HP SimplePass that permit users to generate one time passwords for financial sites like PayPal.

Display and Audio – Primary Muscles of dv6t

HP Pavilion dv6t is made for excellent multimedia experience. Thanks to vivid LED display and Beats Audio, notebook stands strong on all expectations. 15.6” LED display with 120 degree viewing angle offers ultimate viewing experience. Beats audio adds to the excitement of watching action packed thrillers by allowing users to hear hidden background sounds in the playback.

Power Packed Performer                          

HP Pavilion dv6t features one of the best configurations possible these days. Notebook is excellent performer in its class thanks to second generation core i processors from Intel. Thanks to the memory capacity of gadget, one can run different applications at a time with all of them running smoothly as of butter.

Pavilion dv6t features switchable graphics that are primarily used to maintain power consumption while device is not plugged in to direct supply. In addition, these graphic cards make wonders for gamers running high graphic demanding games without any hiccups. With moderate frame rate on different resolutions, dv6t performs best in its class.


HP pavilion dv6t is available for $769 with company configuration. However, economical version of the device is also available in market that houses Intel Core i3, 500 GB hard disk, 4 GB RAM and Intel HD 3000 Graphics. Latter one doesn’t come with switchable graphic card facility. Let us take a look at technical specifications of the gadget.

Technical Specifications of HP Pavilion dv6t

> Processor: 2.4 GHz 2nd Generation Intel® Core i5-2410m
> Operating System: Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
> Display: 15.6” LED HD anti-glare display (1920 x 1080)
> Graphics: Intel HD 3000 Graphics Card, AMD Radeon HD 6490m
> Memory: 6 GB DDR3 RAM (expandable up to 16 GB)
> Storage: 640 GB SATA clocked at 7,200 rpm
> Multimedia: High end Beats Audio, 4 speakers, HP TrueVision HD Webcam
> Communication: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
> I/O Ports: 4 USB ports (2 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0), HDMI, RJ-45, VGA port
> Input Devices: keyboard, Touchpad and Fingerprint Reader
> Security: HP Recover Manager, HP CloudDrive
> Power: 65 W AC for Intel and 90 W AC for Radeon (approximately 5 hours)
> Design: Plastic body with glossy finish
> Dimensions: 14.8 x 9.7 x 1.2 inches
> Weight: 5.8 pounds

The dv6t notebook from HP is certainly a “beast” when it comes to multimedia usage. With its incredible power and graphics capability, it is hard to say no to it. So if you are looking to buy a multimedia notebook, just grab it without a second thought.


Technology goes waterproof to protect beach-going gadget heads

Waterproof mobile phones, MP3 players, cameras and Bluetooth headsets are appearing at beaches all over the country this summer after technology retailer Expansys launched its Expansys Summer Essentials range.

While the gadget market has exploded in recent years with the launch of popular devices such as smartphones, sophisticated MP3 players and tablet computers, users have often run into difficulties in summer time when trying to use their new toys by the beach, at the poolside or at music festivals and in parks.

Water damage has claimed the lives of many an expensive gadget in the past, but a new selection of waterproof devices launched by UK retailer Expansys promises to make drowning gadgets a thing of the past.

Anthony Catterson from Expansys said: “Our new Summer Essentials range answers the call from the many thousands of gadget lovers who want to be able to relax with their favourite gadgets in the outdoors this summer, without the worry of water, sand or weather damage. Many people in the UK own technology that has become an indispensable part of their lives, so why should they have to stop using it when summer rolls around?

“The new range includes a number of waterproof gadgets that will survive being dropped in the pool, soaked by a spilt cocktail and even thrown into the sea!”

Leading the range is the Lavod AquaCube LFA-296s waterproof MP3 player, which is fully functional in up to three metres of water, making it the ideal music player to take with you when you go for a swim in the pool or head out for a surf. Both player and accompanying headphones are fully waterproof up to three metres and, with 4GB of memory, there’s room for your entire music collection on there.

Amongst the most popular items in the new Expansys range is the Waterproof Smartphone Case. With smartphones playing such a fundamental role in the organisation and enjoyment of day-to-day life for so many people, the risk of water damage on a summer holiday simply isn’t worth the risk. The Expansys Waterproof Case protects smartphones in up to six metres of water, as well as protecting against dirt and dust, and comes in black, pink and yellow designs with 16 individual sealing points.

Waterproof camera cases and Bluetooth headsets are also available, as well as a full range of ultra-portable versions of popular household gadgets, such as computer hard drives, video cameras, wireless routers and battery packs.

Mr Catterson added: “We’ve got everything that a British holidaymaker needs for the summer, from satellite navigation systems for car journeys and travelling on foot, to portable hard drives, flip cameras, and even mobile cinema systems.”

This is a Press release from Expansys.