Showing posts with label laptop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label laptop. Show all posts

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

How the World’s Thinnest Laptop Measures Up to the MacBook Air


HP Spectre – Thinnest Laptop – Impressive Machine

The HP’s Spectre laptop the thinnest laptop in the world is said to be only 0.3cm thinner than the MacBook Air and is considered to be one impressive machine. The HP Spectre is 1.4cm thick weighing around 1.1 kg while the 13” MacBook Air is said to be 1.7cm thick and weighs 1.8 kg. Overlooking the minor variances with regards to dimensions and weight, HP Spectre has taken the technology and the design to an incomparable level.

The MacBook tends to have simple design with all the laptops of the tech company, in silver, pink, grey or gold casing with the Apple logo towards the centre of the lid. But the HP Spectre has utilised artisan materials together with outstanding skill in the creations of an expensive looking device.

Carbon fibre and aluminium skill has been used in the device with a two-tone finish on the gold-coloured spine which is the first thing appealing to the eye. The HP logo in gold towards the centre of the lid is also attractive against the black background. The piston hinges cleverly crafted that have been used to life and lower the display, have been hidden within the laptop when the lid is closed.

Vulnerable to Fingerprints

The golden spine is said to be vulnerable to fingerprints and those with OCD could find their finish to be troublesome in keeping it spotless. While the Apple’s MacBook is driven by a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, the HP Spectre is said to have a 2,5GHz 6th Gen Intel Core i5 as well as i7 processors which means that the Spectre is somewhat faster with regards to the daily task and is also equipped better to handle additional complex things like editing images or video.

The manufacturer has utilised breakthrough hyperbaric cooling technology to ensure that the HP Spectre is capable of handling the performance provided by the i7 processor without overheating, which tends to actively draw in cool air, instead of just venting out heat.

Both the laptops are said to come with full size, backlit keyboards together with all-glass trackpad that seem to have little to no variance in its functions. Besides this both the laptops tend to have 8GB of memory and also have standard 256GB of storage that can be organized to 512GB flash storage.

Operating System Differs

The MacBook Air tends to have a slightly improved battery life of up to 12 hours while the HP Spectre seems to have only nine hours. With regards to audio, the MacBook Air has the standard stereo speakers that have been utilised by Apple.

The HP Spectre on the contrary tends to have stereo speaker custom-tuned in partnership with specialists at Bang & Olufsen. The speakers is stated to have an audio boost giving outstanding clarity as well as more dynamic sound and on using both the devices, the HP is said to be much more remarkable.

Apparently the operating system tends to differ with MacBook utilising OS X and the HP Spectre utilising Windows 10 and the connectivity provided by the devices also tend to differ. The MacBook Air has two USB 3 ports, a thunderbolt 2 port and a MagSafe 2 power port together with a headphone jack.

 The HP Spectre, on the flip side has opted for three USB Type-C ports, which is a next generation industry standard providing ultra-fast data transfer speed along with device charging and video output.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Samsung Announces New Chromebook 2 Series in Leather Finish

Chromebook 2
The new entry-level notebooks from Samsung with Google's operating system, called Chrome books, will provide housing cover with leather. Samsung has done away with all the internet rumors and his second Chromebook Series announced: The new models with Chrome OS available in two sizes 11.6 and 13.3 inches, and they stand out by their cover in leather look.

The devices cost 230-290 Euros and come in April in the U.S. market. The Samsung Chromebook 2 with a 13.3 -inch display has a 1920x1080 Full HD resolution. Inside the model tinkers an Exynos -5- Octa- processor from Samsung with four cores and 2.1 GHz. Four gigabytes DDR3L memory ensures a brisk speed with low power consumption. Samsung indicates that the batteries of the Chormebooks can support 8.5 hours backup.

The unit has been marked with the price tag of 290 euros, comes in gray in color and weighs around 1.4 kg. The smaller of the two new Samsung Chromebook has a HD resolution of 1366x768 on 11.6- inch display. It has the same memory and processor as the 13.3- inch version, but the processor has a lower clock speed of 1.9 gigahertz. The laptop battery lasts up to eight hours of operation according to Samsung. The Chromebook is available in black and white, it weighs 1.1 kg and costs around 230 Euros.

Both Chormebooks Series 2 are Chromebook typically equipped with a meager 16 gigabytes of storage, and it can be expandable by cloud storage. The other features are an HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 port, microSD slot and a 720p webcam. Samsung is the leading manufacturer in the market for Chromebooks in the United States and in 2013 alone 60 percent of the Chromebooks originated from the South Korean manufacturer, the first laptop with Chrome OS released in 2011.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Are you interested in buying a laptop?

buying a laptop

Getting Bored and confused from all the advices that you’ve heard till now?

Buying a laptop is not a simple process of “buying a fruit”.

I’m not here to present you the names of the best laptop manufacturers. After all every laptop have its own pros and cons. Here are some steps that clear off the fog from your head so that you can get a clear idea. So kindly go through all the stuffs which are given below before buying a laptop and the main criteria are as follows;

1.Estimate your need and budget

First estimate your need. Why are you interested in buying a laptop? Is it because everyone around you has one? Or is it you want it badly to replace with your PC? It might be anything. Fix your budget accordingly.

2.A quick peek in reviews

Drastic times call for drastic measures. If you badly need a laptop then you must also take your own interest in knowing about the laptop.

Go through websites where you get information about all kind of laptops. Go through the reviews of each company. Persons who have already bought laptops would’ve posted regarding the complaints or problems/issues faced by them or their feedback.

Compare the performances of different laptops and choose accordingly to your needs.

3.Types of Laps

I’ve listed some laps based on needs and the various purposes. For example,suppose if you are a person who travels with lotsof light weight and in such cases, portable laptops are comfortable to use.

Net-book: Low budgeted, Long battery life, No CD drives and they are used for students.

Ultra thin: Field works and other mobile purposes.

Thin and Light: Occasional travel purpose. Satisfactory features.

All purpose laptops: Better computational facility. Better displays and graphics. Low battery life.
Desktop replacements: High computational capacity, Low battery life and has excellent display and resolution.

Tabs: Suited best for Artists and field works.


Then look onto the basic features provided by all the companies. For example USB attachments and CD drives are the most basic features in all laptops. Get to know the laptop better before buying. Know to its core.

5.Additional features

Get a dry run before buying a laptop.

Look for additional features such as web camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth facilities, memory card readers. 4GB RAMs are preferable. If you need a lot of storage space then 500GB laptops are the minimum requirements for you.

Some companies might give you warranty offers that might put you to interest. Also look for the nearest service centers and enquire them regarding the services offered by them.

I think after this you might have a clear idea. If so browse for the reviews and details and choose wise.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Chromebook Versus Laptop?

Who is Google’s Chromebook for? Can it really replace a laptop or is it just a really expensive browser? That’s what I tried and am still trying to figure out. Are people buying the Chromebook just because it has Google’s signature all over or is it really that good?
But first…
What Exactly Is The Chromebook?
Maybe you haven’t heard about it.  After all, if I spend all my time between Microsoft Word and my web browser, that doesn’t mean you all do too.
So, there’s a simple concept behind it - to run just about everything within the Chrome browser, obviously with Google’s services and apps taking care of your document storing and management, email, calendar and more.  Some major selling points are the 8-second boot time and a lengthy 8-hour battery life. Plus, the Chromebook comes with a solid state disk drive, which means it’s unlikely your disk drive will crash in case you drop your Chromebook, for example.
So, What Makes It Different From An Average Laptop?
The Chromebook has no file management system whatsoever. With cloud storage being all the rage these days, the Chromebook might seem like the obvious replacement for laptops. But is it really? Think about it – you cannot manage files that aren’t saved on the cloud. In other words, if you have no Internet connection, you have, well, nothing.
So, it’s not really a laptop, nor is it a tablet. It’s… a £200 web browser that you can use to access your email or your calendar, write some documents and share some photos. Did I miss anything? (If you were thinking about watching videos on it, with a meagre 12.1" display, it might not be the best device for watching videos).

Advantages & Disadvantages
Price: On,Acer’s cheapest Chromebook starts at £199 while Samsung’s Chromebook Wifi sells at £223 and it looks like the prices are dropping. On the other hand, an Acer Aspire laptop starts at £315 which is a bit more expensive.
Usability: There are many apps available on Chrome’s Web Store so no reason to complain here. Plus, since everything is online, you won’t have to worry about having to install heavy programs.
Keyboard: The Chromebook’s keyboard might take some getting used to as the usual keys you’re accustomed to won’t be there. No delete key, no function keys. You’ll have to Google a bit to find the work-arounds.
Should You Buy It?
Don’t get me wrong, the Chromebook is fantastic but not as a replacement for your laptop. It’s great for when you’re travelling and need a lightweight device to stay up-to-date with your emails and meetings; or for when you want to have a Skype call to handle some quick business issues; or for when you need quick access to important documents but aren’t at the office or at home. But then again, you can use a tablet for that, if you can live without a keyboard.
At the end of the day, is comes down to what you’re looking for in a laptop. However, do keep in mind that with a Chromebook you need non-stop 24/7 connection to wireless Internet, otherwise you won’t be able to use it.

How about you – have you tried Google’s Chromebook? 
Guest post by Alexandra Gavril who writes for the dedicated server providers

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Laptop to handle like a book

Real ultraportable notebook is a concept that can be manipulated as easily as a open book. With a flexible AMOLED display, this notebook can be laminated to a browser more "realistic". The term notebook has never been so close to reality for a concept of ultraportable.