Month: February 2020

HP Envy 13 Review

The new HP Envy 13 is a lightweight, user-friendly laptop, with bright display, excellent graphics and energy-efficient processors. Here’s a detailed review to find out whether a superb performance that’s worth it’s price.
Configuration

1>  Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
2> Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SL9600 (2.13GHz, 6M Cache, 1066 MHz FSB)
3> 3GB DDR3 SDRAM (1066MHz)
4> 250GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
5> 13.3-inch diagonal High Definition LED HP Radiance Infinity Widescreen Display (1366×768)
6> ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330 Graphics (512MB) with Intel X4500M integrated switchable graphics
7> External Slot Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD+/-R/RW Double Layer with 2 USB Ports
8> Intel Wireless-N Card with Bluetooth
9> Dimensions: 12.59″(W) x 8.46″(D) x 0.8″(H)
10> Weight: 3.75 pounds (not including weight of AC adapter).
11> 4-cell 41Wh battery

Build and Design
The Envy 13 doesn’t sport the glossy finish that was so trademark HP Pavilion. Aluminum and magnesium alloy have replaced plastic. The magnesium lid doesn’t have any eye-catching design, and more stress has been given on function over form. The lid is one of the most durable lids amongst all, easily withstanding much wear and tear.
Build quality is excellent with solid chassis and durable components. The etched-metal palmrest seamless combines a subtle dash of style and strength. They don’t flex like plastic palmrests. The recessed etching can gather dust and dirt with usage, but is shallow enough to be cleaned with a microfiber cloth.
Screen and Speakers

The 13.3-inch “HP Radiance” display is much brighter than other notebook screens of comparable sizes compensating for the glossy surface covering the screen. The screen can also be seen distinctly even under direct sunlight. The LED-backlit display offers 82 percent color gamut, with more intense color saturation for photos. The colors can be toned down too. Viewing angles are average.
The built-in stereo speakers sport the “Beats Audio by Dr. Dre” brand name suggesting an excellent audio quality but experts have tested them and found that they produce distinct sound with loud volume but bass is lacking and the sound quality is rather tinny. Headphones should be used to enjoy music or the HDMI-out can be used.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The full-size island-style keyboard provides excellent key gaps. Smooth key action with  a mild click when key is fully press, reduced key wiggle and perfect key depth are some important features. We didn’t notice any keyboard flex on the underlying support struicture even when we pressed forcefully on the keys. In short, the Envy 13 keyboard is among the best we’ve used on a 13-inch notebook.

The generously-sized Synaptics touchpad with integrated touchpad buttons is a bit sensitive for two fingers. It requires some special adjustments as the cursor will tend to switch from one finger to another when the thumb is resting on it since the whole surface is in use.

Ports and Features

Experts are also not happy with the available ports. A SD card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out and a combo audio jack are all that it has to offer.

HP Pavilion dm3t Review

HP laptops are known for their durability, performance meeting all user requirements and at the same time sport some seriously elegant and classy looks. The Pavilion dm3 is a CULV lightweight that packs in a lot of exciting features like:

1> Intel Core 2 Duo CULV SU7300 (1.3GHz, 800MHz, 3MB)
•  Windows 7 Premium (64-bit)
•  3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
•  320GB 5400rpm Seagate 5400.6 HDD
•  Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD
•  13.3-inch LED-backlit WXGA Display
•  External 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD/-RW/R) with Dual-Layer
•  Atheros AR5009 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi , Bluetooth
•  6-cell Lithium-ion battery
•  Dimensions: 12.83 x 9.06 x 0.96 inches weighing 4.17 pounds

Build and Design

The laptop sports a durable metal finish on screen cover which is both elegant and resistant to scratches and stains of any sort with the perimeter-trim chromed in plastic to accentuate the gunmetal-gray brushed look extending in the interior. The glossy black screen trim perfectly complements the LCD when the display is off. The notebook is colored in matte-black at the bottom.

The build has an overall superior quality; the brushed metal finish gives some strength to the top. The screen has minimal flex when moderately pressed, the cover protects the LCD from dents. The materials quality of almost all the parts is good with the only drawback being the risk that the chromed plastic might wear out over time if not transported properly. The touchpad has a polished-matte finish which may be affected by mild abrasion. The bottom cover surprisingly is made with a durable alloy body that makes for a really sleek look and feel.

Users can also upgrade this notebook with its easily accessible user-serviceable components.

Screen
The screen is a fashionable 13.3-inch one with LED-backlit panel with excellent color and contrast. The colors are vivid and bright in a cooler or blue hue. Screen brightness is sufficient for well-lit rooms. A 70% screen brightness is tested to be perfect for indoor viewing. The glossy screen supports outdoor viewing preferably in a well-shaded location away from the sun exposure. Viewing angles were average and horizontal viewing angles were better with the screen remaining visible to about 60-degrees off center where it started to become fade.

Speakers
The speakers produce some really good sounds with the quality above average for a notebook of this size with distinct high notes and upper-midrange.. Low frequency audio is found to be wanting though.
Keyboard and Touchpad

The keyboard is an island-style one with the keys colored in a semi-glossy black paint with a very solid feel. The key letters look very bright even in dark surrounding. The keys wobble a little with side to side movement. The individual key presses are quite smooth requiring little pressure for detection.
The touchpad is a glossy ALPS model supporting multitouch gestures and is responsive. The buttons are easy to press producing a soft click. The feedback is shallow needing moderate pressure for activation.
Ports and Features
The notebook has four USB 2.0 ports, LAN, audio jacks, HDMI and VGA-out and a Kensington Lock slot. Other features offered are a SDHC-card slot and wireless-on/off switch.

HP EliteBook 2540p

The HP EliteBook 2540p is designed keeping in mind the needs of businessmen and executive users. It comes with some innovative features that makes it one of the best portable notebooks in today’s market.

Configuration:
1>    The Intel Core i7-640LM 2.13GHz Dual-Core Processor (4MB Cache) ensures excellent performance
2>    The installed Operating System is Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
3>    The display is a 12.1-inch WXGA anti-glare with screen resolution of 1280 x 800
4>    The Intel GMA HD integrated graphics comes pretty useful for gaming purposes
5>    The RAM is a 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2GB x 2GB) with a 250GB 5400rpm 1.8-inch SATA II
6>    It also contains a DVD+/-RW optical drive
7>    The model is expertly fitted with an Intel 6200AGN Wifi, gigabit Ethernet, modem and Bluetooth connectivity for better performance.
8>    The battery is a 6-Cell 62WHr battery
9>    Its dimensions are 11.1 x 8.4 x 1.10 inches with the battery weighing 3.97 pounds.
Design
The body of the laptop is covered in the new “HP DuraCase” and “HP DuraFinish,” : a hard plastic, strong magnesium alloy inner shell strengthened by a brushed aluminum outer shell which is scratch-resistant. The base of the laptop has been designed to be strong to survive bumps and dents. The solid keyboard has absolutely no flex.
Screen
The 2540p anti-glare widescreen displays fine details without reducing sizes while working. The resolution might be inadequate it is used as a mobile video and photo editing platform.
When viewed from straight ahead, the colors are vibrant with excellent contrast, deep blacks and good viewing angles. Horizontal viewing angles are particularly impressive so you shouldn’t have trouble showing a presentation to multiple people sitting at a desk.
Audio Quality
The in-built speaker, located on the bottom front side of the notebook, so that sound, which is clear, isn’t diverted upward at the user while using is moderately good with a proper highs, middles and lows ranges. There is a headphone jack on the 2540p which filters static or other noise.
Keyboard
The keyboard design is quite unique in this model. The individual key presses come without loud clicking noises while typing. Keys are flatter, with little less space in between to accommodate the pointstick.

The EliteBook 2540p includes decent keyboard lights. There is a tiny light bulb button above the screen, which when pressed, a small LED begins shining not very brightly, but bright enough for viewing without distraction
A series of touch-sensitive media buttons: Info, Presentation Mode, Wi-Fi Toggle and Mute touch buttons on the glossy strip above the keyboard. A volume control slider which can be used by sliding finger across it is next to the Mute button. An excellent feature on the 2540p is a touchpad disable button that allows you to turn it off.
The DuraFinish on touchpad ensures that oils from fingertip aren’t deposited on the surface.

HCL Leaptop Z29-Z2906

The HCL Leaptop Z29-Z2906 is an excellent choice if you want a low-budget corporate notebook with cutting edge features, measure for controlling power consumption and security system.

Configuration

1>The laptop is powered by the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250, 1.50 GHz and also contains the high-performing  2 MB L2 cache, 667 MHz Font Side Bus (FSB) and the Intel 965GM Express Chipset
2> A 2-GB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM, Upto 2-GB Maximum is also present with a 250-GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Drive
3> The laptop is designed with the 8X DVD Super Multi Dual Layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer.

Display
The 12.1-inch (30.7 cm) WXGA Widescreen View Perfect TFT display is the first thing about it that attracts attention. An Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA X3100 graphics chipset with 254-MB shared video memory, DVMT 3.0 support makes for some excellent display. The 1280 x 800 pixels resolution is also perfectly adequate.

Connectivity

The HCL Leaptop Z29-Z2906 is equipped with the Intel Wireless/PRO 3945 WiFi 802.11a/b/g Wireless connection which provides superb connectivity. An Integrated 10/100/1000 Realtel RTL8100CL Fast Ethernet LAN and a 56Kbps V.92 Data/Fax Modem are also present. The Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR offers data transfer 3 times faster than normal.

I/O Ports

The laptop has been designed with some adequate number of input and output ports for facilitating various usages. These ports and pins are as follows:
1>    4 USB v2.0 compliant 4-pin connectors
2>    An ExpressCard 54mm
3>    IEEE 1394 (FireWire) integrated port
4>    An External display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
5>    A S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port
6>    A RJ-11 – modem/fax/tel line
7>    A RJ-45 – Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX
8>    An in-built Microphone
9>    A Headphone-out
10>    A PCMCIA Type 2 Slot

Extra Hardware and Software Support
The HCL Leaptop Z29-Z2906 Laptop also has the operating system Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium edition preinstalled. Many essential software like the Microsoft Works 8.5, Nero Burner V.6 for Windows XP / Nero Burner V.7 for Vista, Leaptop Companion, , Power Director, Media Show Player, and full set of updated device drivers are present on a CDROM. The laptop also has the Antivirus software with a 12 Month validity period and free update option along with the Kensington Lock, option for System or User level system access, Built-in Biometric Fingerprint Reader etc for security purposes and option for disabling USB Port.

The HCL Leaptop Z29-Z2906 Laptop PC is also equpiied with an integrated 4-in-1 Media Card Reader which supports Multimedia Card (MMC), Memory stick (MS), Secure Digital Card, and MS-PRO media cards and integrated 1.3 Megapixel resolution Webcam along with integrated microphone facilitating video chat.
The Leaptop is also eco-friendly and adheres to the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous   Substances) directive.

Battery Backup

The HCL Leaptop Z29-Z2906 Laptop is also fitted with a Li-Ion 6-cell 4800mAh 11.1V Standard Battery operating upto 3.5 hrs backup. It also has the Full feature ACPI power management supporting Stand-by, Suspend to Disk, and Suspend to RAM options for conserving power.

Google showcases its Chromebook – is this the future of computing?

The world of laptops used to be dominated by Microsoft and Apple, but now Google are venturing into this area with their new Chromebook.

Produced by Samsung, the first version of the Chromebook to go on sale in the UK is a unique product as unlike a PC or a Mac, it doesn’t use a traditional operating system which takes time to load.

Instead everything is run through Google’s browser, Chrome, and the laptop boots up in just 8 seconds. Everything is store on the Cloud instead of on your computer, so if you lose your Chromebook or are without it, you can log onto another one and access all your files.

It only works with programs created by Google, which has positives and negatives. You can’t download viruses for example, but you also can’t install anything which isn’t in the Chrome Web Store. Although the store is quite extensive, it doesn’t feature everything so if you’re a Skype lover or an avid Spotify user, you’re out of luck for the time being.

However, it requires internet access for it to work. So if you’re out and about with it and find yourself in a location without Wi-Fi, you are unable to access any of your documents or files.

Some analysts think that the Chromebook might be a bit too ahead of its time as not everyone is completely comfortable with the idea of having their important documents stored somewhere other than their own private PC but as the technology behind it becomes more widespread this could see a significant shift in the way we use computers.

Gateway MD7818u Review

Want durability, high performance, low-energy consumption, and classy look in a laptop at an affordable price? Look no further than the all new Gateway MD7818u with some unique new features.
Configurations
Intel Core 2 Duo T6400  (2.0GHz/ 800MHz Front Side Bus/ 2MB L2 cache)
•  Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
•  4GB DDR2-800 RAM (2x2GB)
•  15.6″ Ultrabright WXGA (1366×768) glossy finish
•  Intel 4500MHD Integrated Graphics
•  500GB 5400RPM Seagate 5400.6 Hard Drive
•  8x Multi-Format Dual Layer DVDRW and DVD-RAM with Labelflash
•  Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 5100 AGN (802.11a/g/n)
•  Built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam and microphone
•  Ports: 4 USB, Kensington Lock Slot, Modem, LAN, 2 Headphone/Mic, HDMI, VGA, SD Card Reader, ExpressCard/54
•  Power: 8 Cell Lithium  Ion 48.84Whr (2.2AHr) Battery, 19V 65W AC Adapter
•  Size: 1.3″-1.70″ (H) x 15.28″ (W) x 10.43″ (D)
•  Weight: 6lbs 12.4oz actual
•  Warranty: 1 Year standard

Build and Design

The built is built of superior quality with a very sturdy feel and minimal flex. Fit and finish is also commendable. The lack of quick launch program buttons on the left side of the keyboard, absence of leather palmrest, lack of backlit keyboard, a missing all-glass display, alloy unibody etc are some of its features. The configuration decides whether it will support a MXM dedicated graphics card or not.

The design is excellent, making it look like a designer notebook. The superior quality of the building materials used along with the classy design, the contrasting silver and chrome trim around metal surface makes it look even more attractive. The black shiny surface completely conceals the sensitive media buttons, when the lights are switched off.

Display

The 15.6” WXGA display contains a bright backlight for comfortable viewing in well-lit environments and excellent color saturation. The evenness of backlight is moderate. Excellent contrast at the best viewing point is somewhat marred, if  the screen is tilted forward or back. Viewing angles were decent, the horizontal viewing range is especially wide but the vertical viewing is limited. As the screen is tilted forward, the colors begin to look fade, and on leaning back they look darken and invert.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The keyboard is very easy to use for typing and occupies almost the whole of the 16” frame of the notebook. Individual key thickness is lesser than other notebooks for the unique flat shape of the key top, Key presses are rather smooth, needing just a slight touch to activate a key. There is very little audible feedback with only a soft click during each full press.

The large Synatpics touchpad is extremely responsive and easy to traverse with a lightly textured matte finish. Touch sensitivity is remarkably great, facilitating finger movement with no considerable lag. The surface for the touchpad area is larger than most notebooks. The buttons are wide and easy to type producing a mild soft click with minimal feedback.

Gateway NV5214u Review

Gateway NV series are known for their affordability    , low power consumption, classy looks and great performance. They are built both around Intel and AMD processors.

Configurations

Windows Vista Home Premium (SP1, 64-bit)
•  AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.1GHz QL-64 (1MB Cache, 667MHz FSB)
•  15.6″ HD WXGA Ultrabright LED-backlit Display (1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9)
•  Atheros Wireless 802.11a/g/n
•  4GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM
•  320GB 5400rpm Toshiba Hard Drive
•  8x DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
•  Integrated High-Def Webcam
•  Dimensions (WxDxH Front/H Rear): 14.6″ x 9.8″ x 1.0-1.5″”
•  Weight: 5lbs 11.6oz with 6-cell battery
•  65W (19V x 3.42A) 100-240V AC Adapter
•  6-cell (10.8v 4400mAh 48Wh) battery
•  1-Year Standard Limited Warranty

Build and Design

The superior solid build quality of the NV sets it apart from many other laptops in the market, the only drawback being the screen lid which should have been stronger, as some small panel distortion is experienced when the back of the screen is squeezed. The palmrest and keyboard have no flex even when pressed firmly. The friction/spring latched screen remains closed in every position being held with one hand, helping to keep dust and foreign objects off the notebook. A resistant clear-coat finish withstands almost all scratches. The interiors are done in a smooth matte finish reducing smudges.

The notebook can be easily upgraded by removing a single Tetris-style panel from the back, providing access to the RAM, hard drive, and wireless card.

Screen and Speakers

The 15.6″ screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9 which gives up some vertical height for some increased horizontal resolution, supporting 720p content scaled up, and 1080p content scaled down, as it is between both resolutions at 1366 x 768. The screen has a seemingly decent quality, but with a limited vertical viewing range, and a noticeable blue or cool tint. The glossy finish gives colors a vivid appearance and improves contrast much better than similar matte-finish displays. The panel is evenly lit with bright LED backlighting,

Vertical viewing angles are fine for about 15-20 degrees of lean forward and back before colors start to fade. Horizontal viewing angles are good for about 60 degrees and then, the brightness of the screen starts to get muted by reflections off the glossy finish.

The speakers produce average sound lacking in good bass and midrange reproduction, with most of the sounds being higher notes without an in-built subwoofer. Highest volume levels are good enough for a small room, but external speakers would be required. This model supports digital audio out over HDMI, it can also be connected to a home theater system for the best results. For private listening headphones are recommended.

Keyboard and Touchpad

The entire width of the chassis is utilized to fit in a full-size keyboard with numeric pad with the size of any primary key remaining same. The keyboard sports a Chiclet-style design without the internal bezel framework and no cupped surface for centering your fingertips. It is comfortable for typing, and doesn’t need much pressure to activate a particular key.

The touchpad is an ALPS model with good touch sensitivity and no considerable lag. The surface has a fine matte finish, easy to glide across, despite having sweaty fingers. The button is a seesaw style single-button, with the left and right side clicking separately.

Fujitsu M2010 Review

The Fujitsu M2010 is the brand’s first Atom-based model aimed at casual customers. It packs in a classy look-and-feel with some great features too.

Specifications

Operating System: Windows XP Home
•  Processor: Intel Atom N270 Processor 1.60GHz (533MHz FSB, 512K Cache)
•  Memory: 1GB DDR2 PC2-6400 SDRAM
•  Internal Storage: 160GB 5400 rpm SATA HDD
•  Display: 10.1-inch diagonal LED-backlit WSVGA (1024×576)
•  Graphics: Intel GMA 950
•  Wireless: Atheros 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
•  Expansion: 4-in-1 media card slot
•  Ports and connectors: (3) USB 2.0 ports, VGA OUT, power connector, RJ-45/Ethernet, stereo headphone/line out, stereo microphone in, 1.3 megapixel webcam
•  Dimensions (H x W x D): 10.2″ x 7.4″ x 1.3″
•  Weight: 2 lbs 8.8oz (3lbs 5.2oz with adapter).
•  Power: 3-cell Lithium-Ion battery (10.8V, 2.4Ah, 26Wh)
•  Warranty: One-year international warranty

Build and Design

The M2010 is painted in a beautiful glossy metallic inside and out with glossy piano black plastic around the Keyboard  top and around the screen.
The top-notch build quality is without squeaks around the chassis, and some amount of flex from larger plastic surfaces. The screen hinges are strong with good tension, pivoting the screen properly when in use. The standard “Fujitsu Felt” is found on the bottom underneath the processor location, which limits the amount of heat transfer while pressing it against the legs.
Internal components can be accessed through a single panel at the bottom, but allows the user to bring out the system memory and wireless card.

Screen and Speakers

The M2010 has a great-looking glossy screen, with LED backlights. Rich, vivid colors, with superb contrast and excellent black levels are observed. Brightness levels set at the highest values, are best for viewing in bright office conditions. Viewing angles are average, with colors beginning to invert 20 degrees forward or back. Horizontal viewing angles are better.

The speakers deliver an average performance. Highest volume levels are suitable in a small room, but not in a larger room. Bass and midrange are absent, with only higher frequencies coming in. Experts recommend use of headphones for a good experience of enjoying music or movies.
Keyboard and Touchpad

The model has one of the smallest and most cramped keyboard layouts. There is a wide border around the keyboard, which goes great with the shiny red finish, but falls short of   typing surface. But the keyboard feels very sturdy with excellent support and minimal flex under high typing pressure. Each key action is smooth, and the keys hardly wobble while using. The noise during typing is soft.
The M2010 has a small Synaptics touchpad in a smooth matte finish which is easy to operate with no considerable lag. A Synaptics feature called “Momentum” is used, which when switched off made the touchpad motion feel more comfortable. The touchpad also supports some multi-touch gestures, including Flick, Pinch, and ChiralRotate etc. The touchpad buttons are equipped with a seesaw button that is so flexible that both buttons can be pressed simultaneously. Feedback is minimal, with a loud click when pressed.

Ports

The M2010 offers three USB ports, VGA out, headphone/mic, and SDHC multi-card reader, and LAN connection, a Kensington Lock slot.

Fujitsu LifeBook AH550

The name of Fujitsu laptops is reckoned with in the world of consumer-friendly corporate laptops. Sleek, stylish designs, strong resistant built and other superior quality features make for some seriously covetable laptops.

The The Fujitsu LifeBook AH550 comes with the following configurations:

1> Processor: Intel Core i3-330M (2.13GHz, 3MB cache)
2>OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
3>Memory: 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
4>Storage: 500GB 5400rpm HDD
5>Graphics: Intel GMA HD integrated graphics
6>Display: 15.6-inch (1366×768) LED-backlit display with built-in webcam
7> Optical Drive: 8x Dual-Layer CD/DVD burner (DVD/-RW/R)
8>Wireless: Wireless Network Card 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth
9>Battery: 6-cell Lithium  Ion battery (43 WHr)
10>Dimensions: 14.65 x 10.25 x 1.49-2.00 inches
11>Weight: 6.39 lb (starting

Build and Design

The Fujitsu LifeBook AH550 sports an elegant, metallic black finish inside and out with attractive chrome accents. The Fujitsu logo is embossed on the screen cover. The Interior has a palmrest, keyboard trim and screen bezel in metallic black finish with chrome accents around the touchpad bordering the front edge making it look very sleek.

The build quality falls below those found in other business notebooks. Main panels, like the palmrest, screen cover, have some minute flex. The paint quality is great with the finish proven to be quite resistant to dents and scratches. Everything is done in matte plastic that suits the shiny black finish perfectly hiding dirt and finger stains. Easy access to the hard drive and system memory can be obtained through two panels on the bottom.


Keyboard and Touchpad

The LifeBook AH550 comprises of a comfortable keyboard with tactile feedback. Key wobble is hardly noticed with smooth travel for larger keys. It is spill-resistent and full-sized complete with a numeric pad. But despite being a multimedia notebook, dedicated multimedia keys or function keys are absent with a support key as the only auxiliary button.

The touchpad is basically a medium-sized ALPS model supporting multitouch gestures. Touch sensitivity is excellent. The supported gestures are pan scrolling, pinch zoom and pivot rotation. Chiral scrolling action as an added option is also supported apart from standard up and down scrolls.

Screen and Speakers

The screen is supported with an LED-backlit panel with a 1366×768 WXGA resolution.. The panel has some moderately good color with proper contrast. The sleek shiny screen creates a greater color saturation and better black levels. Screen brightness is good enough for viewing indoors, but not so for outdoor viewing.

The speakers are found above the keyboard. The bass and midrange are very weak even for small rooms. A pair of headphones or digital audio over HDMI should be used as experts suggest.

Ports and Features

The Fujitsu LifeBook AH550 has various ports like four USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI-out, LAN and analog audio jacks etc for good connectivity.

Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop: Does what it says

Dell Vostro 3400 is a laptop that ends the cravings of a businessman. With energy-efficient next-generation Intel processors, long battery life and affordable prices; the Dell Vistro 3400 Laptop is one of the best possible products in the market. Fulfilling its motto of ‘ultra capable, ultra mobile’; the laptop is specifically designed to fulfill the needs of small business. The laptop weighs only 4.56 pounds and still maintains its durability. It can be brought along with ease.

Backed by Intel Core i3 and i5 mobile processors (2.13GHz, 3MB L3 Cache), Windows 7 Professional and up to 6GB of DDR3 memory (RAM), Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop is the fastest possible laptop available in the market for small business. It is much faster and provides higher overall system performance and video and gaming performance than its competitors like Dell Inspiron 14, ThinkPad Edge 14 and Apple 13-inch Mac Book Pro. With 250GB hard disk, 8X DVD writer and HD Graphics Media Accelerator, the laptop has defied the time space continuum. Data storage, transfer and access capacities are no limitations in this laptop.

Battery backup of 6-cell 56WHr increases the usability of Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop and makes it much more engaging. According to Dell, the 6-cell battery can deliver backup up to 4 hours and 40 minutes (based on MobileMark Synthetic benchmark). The battery backup can be increased by opting for 9-cell extended battery. The port selection on the Vostro 3400 laptop exceptionally increases the product’s connectivity and data transfer capability. It carries four combo USB/eSATA port (including three USB 2.0 port), an Ethernet, a multi-format memory card reader, an ExpressCard slot and a VGA and HDMI video out-port each. Wireless Network Card and Bluetooth Module provide short range and long range connectivity to the laptop. Video conferencing is possible with inbuilt webcam with microphones. In short, all the necessary features expected in a ‘small business laptop’ are rendered in Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop.

The laptop also possesses some accessory features. The 14 inch frame work of Dell Vostro 3400 laptop has been given an elegant cut with a delicate integration of plastic and aluminum casing to maintain durability, mobility and affordability of the product. With high-definition (1366 x 768) panel and CUDA-capable Nvidia graphics card, the display features are exaggerated to provide an efficacious video editing tool. The cooling system of Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop maintains minimum overall body temperature (<100F) thereby supplying durability to the product. The touch pad, speakers and keyboard are satisfactory; but, well, they are not the most basic necessities of a businessman.

Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop is accompanied by multiple data protection facilities (the Dell Services). Data and privacy can be secured from thieves and competitors by opting for the multi factor authentication process of fingerprint reader. To protect the hard disk (and data stored in it) from physical damage, special shock absorbers and free fall sensors are incorporated into the hard drive. Dell also provides optional online backup services for data preservation. The after sale services and other optional product services (like increased warranty and expert installation services) help the businessman to keep the focus on the business.

The all good story of Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop has minor fallout. There has been some concern about the flex of the screen lid. The screen lid of Dell Vostro 3400 Laptop is thin and poses a danger of getting damaged with minor shock (though, there is no reported case for the same).

Dell Vostro 3400 is equipped with a fast and responsive processor, large data storage capacity and efficient battery backup. Endorsement of Dell Services makes the laptop a profitable investment. It is worth mentioning that with this laptop Dell can win the crusade over the market share. What makes the machine even more appealing is its affordable price. Reviewing the laptop in one line, it contains all the features required for its targeted function – small business purposes. Buying Vostro 3400 is the best thing that can happen to the small and medium business. Living up to its tagline ‘ultra capable, ultra mobile’; the laptop does what it says.