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Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5134 Laptop Review

February 24th, 2011 No comments

Nowadays, everyone looks for a laptop that is affordable, having long battery life and light in weight. If these are the qualities you’re looking for in your laptop, then your search is end with Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5134 laptop. This laptop is priced low, comes with a weight just 5.5 lbs and offers 6.05-hours unplugged life. The secret behind the light weight and longer battery life is AMD’s latest FUSION technology. This laptop is powered through AMD E-Series E-240 processor. This processor is the result of AMD’s latest FUSION technology, which offers thin and low priced processor for the notebooks. The specs of the system not ended at here, it has 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB hard drive, optical drive, AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics, built-in standard stereo speakers and many more. This is a chance for everyone to grab an inexpensive laptop with all the needed features for the current day computing needs.

Inside Details of AMD Zacate Series E-240 APU:

This AMD E Series E-240 APU that powers Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5134 has one core and this core got integrated graphics AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics along with 384 MB-947 MB shared memory within a single die.  Here, this processor core runs with 1.5GHz frequency along with 512KB of L2 cache. The entire unit is fabricated with 32nm technology. This technology is capable enough to save battery life and offers long hours working with less power consumption. The major idea behind the usage of AMD Fusion E Series processor is mainly to cut the costs. Here, this lowering of the costs will not affect the performance of the system. Also, it helps to make it thinner too. Importantly, this AMD E Series E-240 accelerated processor has greater compatibility with MocrososftX11 and arranged with integrated memory controller too.  Its GPU is capable enough to process 1080p content and has HDMI out too.

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5134 Pros:

  • AMD E-Series E-240 processor is definitely a great advantage with this machine.
  • Light in weight with 5.5 lbs.
  • Decent battery backup with 6.05-hours.
  • It has optical drive.
  • It has AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics.
  • Decent stylish looks.

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5134 Cons:

  • No webcam.
  • Not suitable for gaming.

Specifications:

Processor:

This machine is powered through AMD E-Series E-240 Processor. This processor is clocked at 1.5 GHZ and it is a single core processor. It has 512 KB of L2 cache.

 

System memory and hard drive:

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5134  comes with 2GB capacity DDR3 RAM. It has 320 GB capacity hard drive. This is a HDD and spins at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This laptop comes with 15.6-inches widescreen with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and aspect ratio of 16:9. Its display type is HD TruBrite LED Backlit and supports 720p content too.

 

It has AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics with 384MB-947MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory. It can support MicrosoftX11 too.

 

Optical Drive:

 

This laptop comes with one SuperMulti DVD burner. This can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats with double-layer support.

 

Audio:

 

This laptop got built-in standard stereo speakers.

 

Networking:

 

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5134  is arranged with 10/100 Ethernet LAN to meet all the wired connectivity needs effectively.

There is Wi-Fi Wireless networking adapter 802.11 b/g/n to meet all the wireless connectivity needs.

 

Input Devices:

 

It has standard US keyboard with 10-key numeric pad. It is in full-size and comfortable to use.

 

There is a touch pad with multi touch support and got ON/OFF buttons to avoid wrong inputs.

 

Battery:

 

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5134  is arranged with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers 6.05-hours unplugged life to the machine.

 

Additional Ports:

 

There is one Memory Card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

 

Operating System:

 

This machine comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

 

Warranty:

 

Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5134 comes with one-year standard limited warranty over parts, labor and battery.

 

 

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Gateway NV55C38U Laptop Review

February 24th, 2011 No comments

Gateway NV55C38U laptop is reasonably priced powerful performance oriented laptop. This machine comes in satin black finish with captivating looks. This laptop capable enough to meet daily computing needs at the same time offering complete entertainment experience to the rest of family. This is a perfect budget laptop for a family and caters well for every need of entire family. This machine is powered through Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6200 processor. Also, this machine comes with 4 GB RAM, 500GB capacity hard drive, Intel Graphics, 2-in-1 card reader, Wi-Fi, 3MP webcam, optical drive and many more features. Importantly, this laptop is very less in weight with just 2.6 kg and offers 4.0-hours unplugged life. A budget laptop with this many features is hard to ignore and ignoring would be almost like losing a chance.

Intel Pentium Processor P6200 Details:

The Intel Pentium P6200 processor that powers Gateway NV55C38U is clocked at 2.13 GHz. It comes with 2 cores. This processor is will have performance improvement of the order of 6%  as compared to  P6100 which has 2.0GHz processor speed.

The Pentium P6200 processor has no hyperthreading and at the most two threads only can run in each core. This processor comes with 3 MB smart cache. Fast differential DMI Bus at 2.5GT/s is arranged for the communication with the chipset. This DMI Bus successfully replaced the oldest Front side Bus making communication with the existing peripherals which can keep it away from bottlenecks.

This processor comes with the integrated memory controller which reduces the memory latency and increases the overall performance of the processor. This processor will find it tough to offer good performance with high end gaming needs. Its nominal frequency of the graphics section is 500 MHz. This processor does not support VT-x which helps in systems for the seamless transition between two platforms.

Gateway NV55C38U Pros:

 

 

  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6200 processor is definitely an advantage.
  • Quite an inexpensive laptop for all.
  • It has integrated Intel Graphics.
  • It has huge hard drive of capacity 500GB.
  • It has 3.0-megapixel webcam.
  • It comes with an optical drive.
  • It has Wi-Fi.
  • It has HDMI output port too.
  • Light in weight with 2.6 kg.
  • Decent battery backup with 4.0-hours.

 

Gateway NV55C38U Cons:

  • No Bluetooth.
  • Not suitable for gaming.

 

Specifications:

Processor:

The Toshiba Satellite L645-S4102 is powered by Intel Pentium P6200 processor that is clocked at 2.13 GHz. It has Smart Cache of 3 MB capacity.

 

System Memory and hard Drive:

 

It has 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM. This system memory can be increased up to 8GB successfully according to the down the line purpose.

 

Its hard drive is huge and accommodated with 500 GB capacity. It is a HDD and rotates at 5400 rpm.

 

Display and Graphics:

 

This laptop comes with 15.6-inches screen of 1366 x 768 pixels resolution and aspect ratio of 16:9. Its display type is HD Widescreen UltraBright LED Backlit.

 

For effective multimedia experience, this system is equipped with Intel Mobile HM55 Chipset along with integrated Intel Graphics.

 

Optical drive:

 

Gateway NV55C38U  comes with a SuperMulti DVD burner. This drive can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats with double-layer support.

 

Audio:

 

This laptop is arranged with built-in speakers.

 

Webcam:

 

Gateway NV55C38U  comes with one built-in 3.0-megapixel webcam HD capabilities and resolution of 1280 x 1024.

 

Networking:

 

This laptop is arranged with Ethernet LAN for wired networking needs and Wi-Fi Wireless network 802.11 b/g/n Fi Certified adapters for wireless networking needs.

 

Additional Ports:

 

There is one 2-in-1 card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI output port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

 

Input Devices:

 

There is one full-size keyboard with 10-key numeric pad and multi-touch supported touchpad as input devices.

 

Battery:

 

Gateway NV55C38U is facilitated with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery and this battery offers 4.0-hours unplugged life for the notebook.

 

Operating System:

 

Gateway NV55C38U comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

 

Warranty:

 

There is one year limited warranty facility with this laptop.

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Sony VAIO VPC-EE41FX/BJ Laptop Review

February 23rd, 2011 No comments

Sony VAIO VPC-EE41FX/BJ laptop is an effective multimedia entertainment laptop.  Importantly, this machine got VISION Premium Technology through its processor AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P360. Also, there is 4 GB RAM, 500GB hard disk, optical drive, Wi-Fi, AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics, webcam, 3-in-1 memory card reader, VGA port, HDMI port and some more. All the mentioned features are clearly assuring the ultimate performance from the laptop.

AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P360 Processor Details:

AMD Athlon II P360, that powers Sony VAIO VPC-EE41FX/BJ  is an entry level dual-core processor for notebooks. It features only  64-bit FPU (floating Point Unit) and there is no 128 Bit. The Athlon ii P360 is a successor to the more popular entry level P340 and is clocked at 2.3 GHz and comes with 1 MB of L2 cache. It has integrated DDR3-1066 dual-channel memory controller.  Also, its chipset got a 1.6Ghz Hyper Transport 3.0 link (HT3200) too. Its TDP rating is 25 Watts.

Sony VAIO VPC-EE41FX/BJ Pros:

  • It is a reasonably low priced laptop.
  • It has AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics.
  • It has optical drive.
  • It has webcam.
  • It has VGA and HDMI ports.
  • It has 3-in-1 card reader.
  • Its hard drive is huge with 500 GB capacity.
  • Light in weight with 5.9 lbs.
  • Decent battery backup with 3.0-hours.

Cons:

  • No Bluetooth.
  • No Blu-ray disc.
  • Not suitable for latest gaming.

Specifications:

Processor:

Sony VAIO VPC-EE41FX/BJ  is powered through AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P360 Processor. It is clocked at 2.3 GHz and comes with 1MB of L2 cache.

System memory and Hard drive:

This laptop comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM. This RAM can be increased up to 8GB successfully according to the future needs.

There is 500GB capacity hard drive with this laptop. This is a SATA drive and rotates at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This laptop comes with 15.5-inches screen of 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. Its display type is HD+LED-Backlit variety.

It has AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4250 Graphics to ensure effective multimedia experience for users.

Optical drive:

Sony VAIO VPC-EE41FX/BJ comes with a SuperMulti DVD burner. This can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats with double-layer support.

Audio:

Sony VAIO VPC-EE41FX/BJ comes with built-in stereo speakers.

Webcam:

This laptop is arranged with MOTION EYE technology enable built-in webcam along with microphone.

Networking:

This laptop is arranged with 10Base-T/100Base-T/1000Base-T Ethernet LAN to meet all wired connectivity needs.

There Wi-Fi Wireless networking adapter 802.11 b/g/n to meet all the wireless connectivity needs.

Additional Ports:

Sony VAIO VPC-EE41FX/BJ comes with one 3-in-1 card reader, four USB 2.0 ports, one VGA port, one HDMI output port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Input Devices:

There is full-size keyboard along with 10-key numeric pad. This keyboard is comfortable to use.

There is one multi-touch touchpad with this machine which is quite responsive and easy to use.

Battery:

Sony VAIO VPC-EE41FX/BJ comes with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers 3.0-hours unplugged life for the notebook.

Operating System:

This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Warranty:

This laptop is arranged with one-year support and warranty.

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Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L laptop Review

February 23rd, 2011 No comments

Sony VAIO laptops are always famous for a blend of performance and entertainment. This time another laptop added to this series assuring the similar qualities as Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/l. This laptop is priced reasonably when compared with its specifications. It is powered through Intel Core i3-330M processor. It has 4GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics, optical drive, webcam, builtin soundcard, and many more. Importantly this laptop is light in weight and comes with a decent battery backup of 4.0-hours. All the mentioned features are suitable for computing needs and entertainment.

Intel Core i3-330M Processor Details:

The Intel Core i3-330M processor, that powers Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L comes under lower-middle class Dual CORE CPU. It is for laptops and clocked at 2.16GHz. This is lacking with overlocking and Turbo Boost like any other Core i5-430M processor.  This will result into lower core speed for the processor. Each Core of this processor is based on the Nehalem micro-architecture. Its Hyperthreading can enable up to 4 threads for the Dual Core CPU at single time.

This processor got one integrated graphics card as Intel HD Graphics or GMA HD along with a DDR3 1066 MHz memory controller. Memory controller and graphics card are arranged on separate die in 45nm and CPU die is of 32nm.

Synthetic benchmark performance is almost equal with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo P8600. This processor can handle any type of application successfully. Some of the demanding games will not be a match with this laptop.

Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L Pros:

  • Light in weight.
  • Decent battety backup with 4.0-hours.
  • It has optical drive and built-in webcam.
  • It has NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics.
  • Its hard drive is huge with 500 GB capacity.
  • It has HDMI and VGA ports.
  • It has Blu-ray disc player.
  • It has Bluetooth Ver 2.1+EDR.

Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L Cons:

  • Little costly for few.
  • Processor not suitable for gaming.

Specifications:

Processor:

Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L  is powered through Intel Core i3-330M processor. It is clocked at 2.13GHz and it is a dual-core. It comes with 3MB of L3 cache and Mobile Intel PM55 Express chipset along with Hyper-Threading technology.

System Memory and hard Drive:

This laptop is arranged with 4GB DDR# SDRAM. There is a 500GB capacity hard drive. It is a SATA hard drive and spins at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This laptop comes with 14.0-inches widescreen with 1366 x 68 pixels resolution. Its display type is TFT active Matrix with WXGA.

This laptop is also arranged with NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics. It has 256MB video memory and 2007MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.

Optical drive:

Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L comes with a combo of Blu-ray disc. It is a DVD burner and it can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats.

Audio:

It has built-in sound card with high definition audio.

Webcam:

This laptop comes with an integrated webcam that has face-tracking technology.

Networking:

It has Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wired connectivity needs.

It has Wi-Fi Wireless networking throughj IEEE 802.11 b/g/n.

It has Bluetooth ver 2.1 +EDR too.

Input Devices:

There is a full-size keyboard with localization and layout. It is QWERTY keyboard.

The touchpad of this laptop is equipped with multi-touch facility and quite responsive too.

Additional Ports:

It has card reader, ExpressCard slot, one HDMI output port, one VGA port, three USB 2.0 ports, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Battery:

Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L  comes with one 4400 mAh capacity battery pack. This battery pack offers 4.0-hours unplugged life for the notebook.

Operating System:

Sony VAIO VPCCW23FX/L  comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Warranty:

This laptop is arranged with one-year service and support warranty.

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Dell X17-2178AAL Laptop Review

February 23rd, 2011 1 comment

Dell X17-2178AAL is a best desktop replacement laptop with 17.3-inches screen. This machine got powerful processor and powerful features. This would be a perfect choice for everyone for the ultimate gaming and entertainment experience. Surprisingly, this laptop weighs just 7.9 lbs though it has 17.3-inches screen. Also, this laptop comes with decent battery backup of 3.5-hours. The mentioned weight and battery backup for big laptop with gaming and entertainment features is quite outstanding. This machine is powered through Intel Core i7-740QM processor.. It comes with 6GB RAM, 640GB hard disk, NVIDIA GeForce GT445M Graphics, 9-in-1 card reader, 9-cell Lithium-ion battery, USB 3.0 ports, webcam, optical drive with Blu-ray disc and many more. Definitely, the investment made on this laptop will result into a long time investment for everyone.

Intel Core i7-740QM Processor Details:

The Intel Core i7-740 QM processor that powers Dell X17-2178AAL  is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks. It is clocked at 1.73 GHz, but it can ramp up its clock frequency  to 2.93 GHz in its Turbo Mode. It features 4 cores and hyperthreading. This is indicating that this processor can work on 8 threads simultaneously. This processor features 6MB L3 cache.

Its Turbo Mode makes the first core fast and single core games like older games will be faster through this Turbo Mode. Definitely its 4 cores and 8 threads will be more advantage for the performance of the notebook. Latest multi-threaded applications will find comfort through this processor.

This processor has integrated memory controller for DDR3 bars and this keep the memory performance at the perfect levels. The TDP rating of Dell X17-2178AAL stands at  45 Watt which is little high and this is due to its Turbo Mode. The laptop should have good cooling solutions for this processor.

Dell X17-2178AAL Pros:

  • Bigger laptop with light weight (7.9 lbs)
  • Decent battery backup of 3.5-hours.
  • It comes with 9-cell Lithium-ion battery pack.
  • It has optical drive with Blu-ray disc.
  • It has 2.0-megapixel webcam.
  • It has NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M Graphics.
  • Its hard drive is huge with 640 GB capacity.
  • It has USB 3.0 ports.
  • It has VGA and HDMI ports.
  • It has Waves MaxxAudio internal speaker.

Dell X17-2178AAL Cons:

  • Little costly.
  • No Bluetooth.

Specifications:

Processor:

This laptop is powered through Intel Core i7-740QM processor. This processor is clocked at 1.73GHz and it can be overclocked up to 2.93 GHz through its Turbo Boost Technology. It has 6MB of L3 Cache.

System Memory and Hard Drive:

Dell X17-2178AAL is arranged with 6GB DDR3 RAM. This system memory can be increased up to 8GB successfully down the line.

Its hard drive is huge and equipped with 640GB. It is a SATA drive and it rotates at 7200 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This laptop comes with 17.3-inches screen of 1600 x 900 pixels resolution and aspect ratio of 16:9. Its display type is HD+WLED and supports 900p HD content successfully.

This laptop is arranged with NVIDIA GeForce GT 445M Graphics card. This card supports Microsoft DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0 for gaming. The core speed of this graphics card is 590MHz built through 40nm process.

Optical Drive:

Dell X17-2178AAL  is equipped with one Blu-Ray disc enabled DVD burner. It can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats.

Webcam:

This laptop is arranged with one 2.0-megapixel HD webcam along with microphone for video chats over the internet.

Networking:

This laptop is facilitated with integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN to meet all the wired connectivity needs.

There is one built-in Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 wireless LAN adapter to meet all the wireless connectivity needs.

Additional Ports:

Dell X17-2178AAL comes with 9-in-1 card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, one VGA port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Audio:

This laptop is arranged with Waves MaxxAudio sound and internal speakers. The sound quality through the speakers is quite decent.

Input Devices:

It has full-size keyboard with 10-key numeric pad. Keyboard is comfortable to use.

It has multi-touch support touchpad. This touchpad is quite responsive and easy to use.

Operating System:

Dell X17-2178AAL comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 16.3-inches.

Depth: 11.3-inches.

Height: 1.3-inches.

Weight: 7.9 lbs.

Battery:

This laptop comes with 9-cell Lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers 3.5-hours unplugged life for the notebook.

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