The Apple iPad Air Review.

Apple launches a new product every year as the part of its flamboyant business strategy. The launch of the Ipad mini, recently also increased the hype surrounding this product. The industry was wondering how Apple will differentiate the Ipad Air from its smaller counterpart. Apple answered this question by totally re-inventing the iPad Air making it an even attractive product by giving it state of the art re-designing.

Build And Design.

Apple announced the iPad Air, its 5 the generation tablet on the 22nd of October in San Fransisco. The announcement came at the company’s yearly inaugural event which is a tradition for Apple and its customer\fan base.
As expected from Apple, it wooed the fans by presenting an even lighter and thinner version of the Ipad and rightfully naming it as the iPad Air. The Ipad Air has been redesigned completely and is now a complete 1 pound thinner than its previous counterpart. The dimensions of the iPad Air are 6.6×0.29×9.4 inches. Thus it is 0.37 inches slimmer than the previous 4th generation iPad. The bezel of the iPad is also a whooping 47% lesser than the previous model. The iPad air weighs a meagre 1 pound and is the lightest offering by Apple till date.

Features And Specifications.

The iPad Air comes with a state of the art A7 chip which has 8 times the capacity than it had in the previous iPad. This is the same processor which Apple has used in its smartphone, the iPhone 5s. The 64 bit power of the processor makes it much more faster and promises the best experience. Apple has also added an M7 motion co-processor to the new tablet. This means that the iPad Air now has the graphic processing power which is a whooping 72 times more than the 4th generation iPad. This means that the GPU will handle all the advanced gaming needs of the user happily.
The iPad air also supports Wi-FI 802.11n standards which are the latest industry standards regarding the Wi-fi technology.

The iPad Air comes with the 5 mega pixel iSight camera which is the best there is in the market. Apple claims that the camera is able to take good pictures even in the low light conditions.
It also possesses a FaceTime HD camera on the front of the tablet which gives a crisp and clear image when the user is video chatting using the device.

Performance.

Ipad Air feels lighter the moment you pick it up and is also a joy to use due to its dynamic design. This design helps the user to use the iPad without feeling pain in the hands. Apple uses its patented Retina display which is the best display available. Apple claims that the normal human eye cannot make out the pixels on the screen and hence is able to see an image like a real life representation of the scene. The 64 bit processor gives it a boost and makes us urge for more from the company in the same field.

Conclusion.

The iPad series of tablets are a revolution by Apple. They made other companies dive into the tablet market and fight the dominating Apple for a place in this extremely competitive market. Apple has always been criticized for over-pricing their devices, and rightly so, because the other tablet devices offered which run on the Android environment cost lesser than the iPad. But Apple products have always meant exclusive products, services and excellent quality. And Apple delivers in this aspect with the iPad Air. The iPad Air is a must have to avid Apple consumers and those who do not mind a bigger price tag.


Google Nexus 7 Tablet Review

Google created a revolution with its Android operating system targeted to the smartphone platform. When it was initially released in the market none of its competitiors envisioned that it would be a threat to them in the near future. Both Microsoft and Nokia have made statements which clearly indicated that they clearly thought that Android does not possess any threat in the smartphone industry. The events after that are history and Android has hence dominated the smartphone scene with more than 50% market share in 2013.

The Nexus 7 is a tablet device developed by Google in collaboration with Asus. It is a tablet device and is the latest offering from Google in competition with the I-Pad’s latest model

Build And Design.

The Google Nexus 7 has improved in the design aspect and has a much improved design compared to the previous model of the Nexus model. The plastic edges of the old Nexus model are now gone. Instead they are now much slicker and polished due to which the thickness of the device has been reduced considerably. The top and bottom “bezels” of the device have retained their thickness and are designed especially to make the device more comfortable to handle for the user. The weight of the device has reduced by 50gms from the previous model and is now merely 290 gms in weight.

Features And Specifications.

The Asus Google Nexus 7 comes, as the name of the device suggests, with a 7” display. The dimensions of the device are 198.5x120x10.5mm. The device comes with a 1.2GHZ Quad core processor Cortex A9 processor. It also comes built in with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset and has the NVIDIA ULP GeForce graphic memory built in it. It has a 1 GB RAM along with an 8 GB or 16 GB internal memory, depending upon the model which is purchased by the consumer. The best feature of the tablet is that it comes with an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which has a maximum resolution of 800×1280 pixels. The screen supports multi-touch and can detect upto 10 point touch on the screen.

Performance.

The Nexus 7 is an improvement over the previous model in all aspects. The Quad core processor means it has higher processing power and can now process the applications and various tasks for the user at higher speeds. The dedicated NVIDIA GPU is the reason that this device can play every game available on the market beautifully. The Corning Gorilla Glass used in the device also adds to the sturdiness of the tablet and is an industry standard these days. The Nexus 7 is considered to be the best performing device at low cost available in the market. As it is marketed by Google itself it is bound to perform the best on the OS department compared to the other devices available in the market today.

Conclusion.

Google is one of the most renowned and reliable brand names in the market. They provide exclusive Android updates to their own devices before the updates are given to the devices of other manufacturers. Hence the Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet is the best Android tablet available for low cost in the market and has sold extremely well even though the iPad Air was released a few months later.


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad series is the ultrabook series of laptops developed by Lenovo which are one of the best-selling machines in the genre. Ultrabooks are machines developed as a brand by Intel which are sleek in size and possess low power hungry Intel chipsets and other hardware to make them slimmer and yet much more power efficient machines.
The Lenovo X1 carbon is the latest offering by Lenovo which boasts great features and a slim lightweight machine, bound to grab the attention of the market.

Build And Design.

The Lenovo ThinkPad is designed using the classic ThinkPad design principles which we have seen in the previous models. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with a chassis of raven black color. But it fails to impress considering the overall design quality of the remainder of the machine. Lenovo has made sure to use carbon fiber in the backlid of the machine as well as the casing. This has been done to make sure to reduce the overall weight of the machine. The bottom of the machine and its keyboard boundaries are made from an alloy of magnesium. The Ultrabook is 0.74 inches thick at its thickest point in the design of the machine. The major difference however, is that the X1 carbon does not possess the specialized Gorilla Grass screen as compared to its predecessor. The Corning Gorilla Glass is a scratch resistant glass made especially for touch screen mobiles and ultrabooks and is an excellent feature to have for any machine as it considerably increases the durability of the machine.

Features And Specifications.

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 has an Intel Core i5-3472U Qaud core processor which clocks at 1.8 GHZ of processing speed. It has an in-built 4GB RAM which can be upgraded to upto 8 GB in size. It comes with a Solid State Drive(SSD) of size 128 GB. The X1 Carbon does not come with an in-built dedicated graphics card. Instead it possesses an onboard graphics card viz. The Intel HD Graphics 4000 which has 64 MB of video memory. The screen of the machine supports a native resolution of maximum upto 1600×900. The Ultrabook comes bundled with the Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) Operating system. It supports the Wi-fi 802.11 a\g\n versions of wi-fi and hence can be considered as a future ready machine.

Performance

The X1 Carbon is an ultrabook. These machines are specifically designed to be slim, lightweight and have ahigh performance for official work I.e mainly targeted for professionals who use it for their work. As the machine has a mere 64MB of on board video memory it can be clearly seen that the machine has not been built for gaming at all. But the i5 Quad core processor and the 4GB RAM make sure that the machine performs extremely well for official work. It can easily and very smoothly handle the office suites and similar softwares and can be used for multi- tasking very easily. The SSD type of hard disk used is much faster compared to the usual ones. Thus it is an added benefit to the performance of the machine.
The Thinkpad X1 gave an impressive 470 minutes of battery backup.(7 hours 50 minutes) This can easily mean that the machine can be used almost an entire day by the user without any need to recharge the machine.

Conclusion.

Ultrabooks took the market by storm when Intel first introduced them to the consumers. They were designed to make a place in the future and appeal to a large consumer base. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the most notable machines in the Ultrabook series. Lenovo ultrabooks are very well appreciated by reviewers and users and this machine will certainly make the company proud as well.


Lenovo announces A10 -Android laptop-tablet hybrid.

 

Lenovo A 10 is probably one of the latest and most exciting innovations in the laptop industry in recent times. There are a number of hybrids present in the market. However no company has forayed into the idea of an Android hybrid machine. Thus it has now produced a laptop which runs the Android operating system. Android is the most popular operating system running on majority of the smartphones in the world today and hence is one of the most powerful platforms.

Android application development is the most profitable field of development in the recent times and Lenovo is going to bank on this very business strategy with this machine. The Lenovo A 10 was announced by Lenovo last week and is already creating flutters in the technological blogs and such discussion forums on the internet.

The Lenovo A10 will have a screen which will be turned upto 300 degrees. Also the screen will be a touch screen giving the user an option to use it as a typical laptop or a tablet. The A 10 will sport a screen with 10.1” display area and is to have a maximum resolution of 1366*769. It will have a unique stand mode. This will be that when the screen is flipped 300 degress the laptop will rest upon the keyboard surface of the machine. This machine will now become a touchscreen tablet instead of a keyboard which uses its keys as an input source.
The machine will be powered by a 1.6 GHZ Quad Core Cortex A9 ARM processor which users the ARM architecture. It has a 2 GB Ram and supports 32 GB of storage memory. The Lenovo A10 also will possess a 0.3 Mega Pixel front camera for the video chatting purposes. Lenovo has said that the machine will have battery power equivalent to playing upto 9 hours of video on the machine.

The Lenovo A10 will be 17.33 mm in width thus it will be thicker compared to the Lenovo Yoga2 Pro tablet machine. But it weighs about 2.2 pounds which is definitely on the lighter side.The pricing details of the machines are yet to be announced but will be announced soon.


Alienware 17 Review

Alienware is the foremost game in gaming laptops. It manufactures only high performance laptops which are made for the sole purpose of heavy gaming. The Alienware brand has a lot of respect in the gaming community and it can be seen that this reputation is very well deserved. The Alienware 17 is a game-rig which is designed to deliver and make its owner a very happy gamer indeed.

Build And Design

Alienware , as the name suggests is know to give their machines an out of the world design. This machine too fells like it is from a science fiction story and designed in such a way that it feels a futuristic style machine. The Alienware 17 has an inverted V styled lights on the lid of the machine. These lights come in a variety of colors depending upon the color of the particular machine. It also has the typical Alienware alien logo which also has an in-built backlight. It thus gives the logo the look of an Alien with glowing eyes and gives the machine a definitive style statement. The lid of the machine is made from thick anodised aluminum which increases its sturdiness. The top of the lid which is black in color is covered with the black colored band of plastic.
The machine when opened is also a treat for the eyes and is layered with beautiful layers of black plastic finish and the keyboard has the typical backlight designing which is almost a trademark of every Alienware machine. It has also given a strip of light as a covering to the entire machine which gives it an awesome look.

Features And Specifications

The Alienware 17 is a performance mammoth and is powered by an Intel Core i7-4800MQ quad core processor which clocks at 2.7 GHz processing speed. It has an inbuilt 16 GB of RAM along with the ability to upgrade the RAM upto 32GB. The speciality of the machine is it has a primary as well as a secondary hard drive memory. The primary hard disk has a 256GB mSata SSD boot drive while the secondary hard disk is a typical SSD hard disk which has a 750 GB of memory space. The secondary hard drive has a speed of 7200 revolutions per minute(RPM). The machine has an inbuilt dedicated graphic memory powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M. The graphic card has 4 GB DDR3 memory. This massive graphics card processes the high quality games with ease and is the main heart of the machine.

Performance

The Alienware 17 performs very well in all the top benchmarking tests and is one of the most powerful machine in its price range compared to its competitor machines manufactured by other laptop manufacturers. Alienware has also given us the most powerful GPU manufactured by Android till date. SO it is one of the most powerful game-rigs available in the market for sale.
The 3d mark rating for the machine is 5,900 which is very good.

Conclusion

Alienware has also tied up with various game manufacturers to provide the users with exclusive products. Presently they are Metro:Last Light Orcs Must Die 2 and various other games. The Alienware 17 is a machine to have and is the premium example of the age of gaming that is on the horizon and will be an exciting new chapter in the history of gaming.