Do You Know What Are Switchable Graphics ?

All of us heard the term Switchable Graphics but did not know exactly what it is. Switchable Graphics are the latest trend in power management. Imagine combining the low power advantages of an integrated graphics processor with the performance of a discrete graphics processor. With Switchable Graphics now you can have maximum performance when you need it and long battery life when on-the-go.

Extreme Power Savings for Long Battery Life

Maximize your battery life while on-the-go by switch from discrete to integrated graphics. As compared to discrete graphics, an integrated GPU requires less energy to operate, yielding better power efficiency and improved battery life. This makes it better for situations when your notebook is running on battery – for example when traveling on the road.

Maximum Performance

When the notebook is plugged in to the power socket,  apSwitchable Graphics enables the  discrete graphics processor for astonishing performance. The discrete graphics processor delivers high performance and incredible graphics when your notebook is plugged in. And the power of your graphics processor allows you to enjoy superior HD gaming, Blu-ray movies and other HD content in full HD-1080p.

What Is IceCool Technology?

Most of us are not heard of IceCool Technology but it is used in variety of devices. IceCool Technology basically lowers temperatures to maintain a comfortable palm rest feel, preventing unwanted heat build up by placing heat-producing components away from users. Above as defined IceCool Technology is used in Double Sided Motherboards. It helps Computers to remain cool and better experience even during the longest computing sessions. These type of motherboards or other components are generated by high quality aluminum textures. Cooling is done by Fans and IceCool’s heat pipe. The IceCool technology virtually eliminates the unpleasant sensation that is occurring on standard notebooks during prolonged use. Asus Use IceCool Technology in its new K series laptops.

 

Difference between Intel’s i3 and i5 Processors

Difference between Intel i3, i5 Processors

In November 2008 Intel introduces its new series of processors  ”i series” . There are three variants, Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 and the names no longer correspond to specific technical features like the number of cores which is used in earlier versions. The Common features of all ”i series” Processors  are that they include an integrated DDR3 memory controller as well as QuickPath Interconnect or PCI Express and Direct Media Interface on the processor replacing the aging quad-pumpedFront Side Bus used in all earlier Core processors. Also, all these processors have 256 KB L2 cache per core, plus up to 12 MB shared level 3 cache. Because of the new I/O interconnect, chipsets and mainboards from previous generations can no longer be used with these ”i series” Processors.

i3 Processor:

i3 is a low-end processor of  ”i series” and was launched on January 7, 2010.  It was Clarkdale-based, (desktop) with an integrated GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and two cores. Most  of  the i3 Processors supports 64bit processing.  It runs on 32nm technology which boost its performance nearly similar to starting range of i5 processors.

 

Codename
(microarchitecture)
Processor L3 Cache Socket TDP I/O Bus
Clarkdale Core i3-5xx 4 MB LGA 1156 73 W Direct Media Interface,
Integrated GPU
Arrandale Core i3-3xxM 3 MB µPGA-989 35 W

 

Core i3 processors don’t support Intel’s vPro virtualization technology and don’t support Intel’s AES encryption acceleration technology. This processor is best for basic tasks such as word processing, email, surfing the web.

i5 Processor:

It was introduced on September 8, 2009 an its the upgraded version of i3 processor.  The main differences between the processors are:

  • i5 has Turbo Boost(It automatically speeds up the processor when the PC needs extra performance which is done by “dyanmic overclocking” i.e. increasing CPU clock-speed), the i3 doesn’t
  • i3 has hyper-threading, while i5 doesn’t

 

Codename
(microarchitecture)
Processor L3 Cache Socket TDP I/O Bus
 Direct Media Interface
Lynnfield Core i5-7xx 8 MB LGA 1156 95 W
Core i5-7xxS 82 W
Clarkdale Core i5-6xx 4 MB 73–87 W Direct Media Interface,
Integrated GPU
Arrandale Core i5-5xxM 3 MB µPGA-989 35 W
Core i5-4xxM
Core i5-5xxUM 18 W

 

According to Intel “Core i5 desktop processors and desktop boards typically do not support ECC memory, but information on limited ECC support in the Core i3 section also applies to Core i5 and i7. So guys if you need processor for gaming and other heavy processes than i5 is best for it but you have to pay more than i3 processor.

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Web Cam With Exmor Sensor To Boost Low Light Performance

Anyone Heard this Sensor? If not than we are here to tell you. Exmor Sensor is developed by Sony to boost their Camera’s performance in Low Light which earlier used CMOS Sensor. Exmor Sensor allows exceptional photographs even by candlelight. Its twice sensitive in respect to a conventional front-illuminated CMOS sensor and also features low noise. Sony Introduced Exmor Sensor on HDR-XR500V and the HDR-XR520V cameras in 2009.

WebCam With Exmor Sensor Boosts Low Light Performance

Now taking onto webcam, as we know there’s different world of webcams with various differences and different usability. After Sony’s innovation various companies introduced their sensors with similar functionality for example Apple used it in iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s and HTC in HTC EVO 4G LTE. But companies like Lenovo used it with the Sony’s name as Exmor Sensors in its various products mostly laptops as webcams. Similarly Sony also used their own innovation in its  Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc for first time and Sony uses this technology on all Sony Laptops.

What Is Retina Display?

 

Everyone wants to know exactly what is Retina Display? So that’s why we are here to tell you you what Retina Display exactly is. In simple words Retina display is an LCD that boasts a super high pixel density by squeezing a 960-by-640-pixel resolution into 3.5 inches–a pixel density of 326 pixels per inch (ppi).

Retina Display

It was first introduced on iPhone 4 in june 2010. It changed the mindset of people about reading on web because it consist more sharper and clearer text. According to Apple its now impossible to distinguish individual pixels. iPhone 4 contains about 150 more Pixels per inch, of total about 362ppi in respect to iPhone 3. Check out the difference between images of iPhone 4′s screen and iPhone 3GS:

iPhone 4's screen

There are no of factors on which Retina Display works and here are few of them: A greater density of the pixels that make up the iPhone’s screen, Higher contrast ratio than previous models for brighter whites and deeper blacks, In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology to improve viewing angles and Chemically treated glass over the screen and LED backlighting to improve the quality of the image.

Devices With Retina Display:

Currently Retina Display is providing service to the owners of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S as discussed above and its also active on newly launched iPad 3. On iPad 3 Retina Display features a pixel count of 2048 x 1536 for iPad’s 9.7-inch screen. It renders about 3,145,728 pixels on screen and its even 1 million more than an HD TV screen. The last product on which it is present is 4th generation iPod touch. Apple is scheduled to unveil Retina Display on upcoming MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros and most awaiting iPhone 6.

Now question is: Do we need that bigger resolution as some people even not have 1,600 x 1,200 on their desktop monitors?

What’s New In Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

You Guys already know Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich is the latest version of Google’s open source Android Operating System. But many people don’t know what’s new in this fromits older versions. So we are going to discuss this. Let’s Start:

What's New In Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android Ice Cream Sandwich was launched last year at Google IO 2011 By Google and Galaxy Nexus Device is first device to run on it. It is designed to work on both Tablets and Mobile Devices. Here we are listing some new features which comes with Ice Cream Sandwich from users aspect:

  • Better optimization for HD displays
  • Comes with Improved keyboard
  • Interactive Notifications
  • Re sizable Widgets – you can increase or decrease its size.
  • Video Chat support With Google Talk protocols
  • Recent Apps button – Allow to Jump From One App To Other Quickly
  • Core Apps are now related to skins with more features
  • Face Unlock - Lets you unlock your phone by using facial recognition software
  • Android Beam - Now Its easier to share data between devices using near-field communications (NFC)
  • Better Performance And most Stable
  • Better Web browsing
  • Responding to calls with a text

Now New things from Developers aspect:

  • New API’s
  • End to Android fragmentation
  • More Intensive
  • Lot of SQL handling moved from the native to the Java layer
  • Full hardware acceleration

This version of Android version is fastest, most stable and most integrated version. There are various devices now running on Ice Cream Sandwich – HTC One Sereies, Samsung galxy Note, S II, upcoming S III, Sony Tablet P, Sony Tablet S, Asus Transformer versions and many others. Now we are waiting for Android 5.0 which is rumored to be named as Jelly Bean. It is supposed to be unveiled at Google IO 2012 in July and Tickets for the event were sold out in just hours. But don’t worry there will be live streaming.

Check out more information of Google IO 2012 Here.