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Top 6 mobile apps that looks like an essential in today’s life

The beginning of innovation has denoted its quality in our life, offering the most extreme solace and accommodation. As of late, cell phones have become a fundamental piece of our lives, that is developed to do a particular task.

Android apps are classified into multiple categories according to their needs, and various type of experience.

According to Statista, the current number of smartphone users in the world today is 3.5 billion, and this means 45.12% of the world’s population owns a smartphone. This figure is up considerably from 2016 when there was only 2.5 billion users, 33.58% of that year’s global population.

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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.