Things to Remember before Buying a Laptop

Today while buying a Laptop, a person may be confused with the various configurations available in the market from various manufacturers. Buying a Laptop is not easy because you are not only focused on the performance but on various other features like GPU , Light weight which is easy to carry etc. Now let us see the various factors which we must keep in our mind before buying a Laptop.

Choose your Variant of Laptop

Now a days there  are many types of Laptops like Ultrabooks which are very light weight and thin and their performance is also very good but they are a bit expensive. Another type of Laptops are Netbooks which are very small in size and with very less weight and these are available at a very low cost. Desktop version of Laptops which come with the 17-18 inch screen and with big keyboards by these you can do your everyday work very easily. You may even select the Laptop which is easily portable and easy to carry.

Processor

When its comes to the choice of processor you should buy the fastest one that you can afford. Two main companies are Intel and AMD which further have different series of processors like Intel Pentium, Intel Celeron, Intel i series and AMD has AMD C series, AMD E series,etc. Intel Processors are more powerful and reliable than the AMD’s. Intel’s  i series is the latest in the market with i3, i5, i7 processors. A person who is going to buy the laptop should not select just by the name but he/she should check the clocking speed of the processor.

Screen

Sunlight is not ideal for computing — specifically, for seeing the screen. If you want to work outdoors, you’ll need to hunt for a matte screen. While some consumer laptops have matte screens, most come with glossy screens, maximising reflections and making it hard to see anything when outside. As a general rule of the thumb, most business laptops still come with matte screens, and some laptops, like the MacBook Pro 15, have matte options if you’re willing to pay a little more. You should pay attention on the size of the screen and a smaller screen would be good to easily carry and do your work on it.

Video Card and GPU

If you are planing to play 3D games and want to do Graphics related work then the video card or graphics card is very necessary and as now a days graphics are used widely so a different processing unit is included into the systems for graphics and for smooth run of 3D games. In this section you also get the choice to have Nvidia or AMD GPU’s. Nvidia gives the better performance but it is also costlier than the AMD Radeon.

Harddisk

When it comes to the harddisk there are also options available today to select from HDD and SSD. HDD is the conventional data storage drive which can read or write data with the help of the READ/WRITE head. But in SSD there is no READ/WRITE head but it is  fast than the HDD in reading data and writing. SSD is costlier than HDD but if you don’t mind the cost on performance, then select SSD.

Connectivity

Connectivity of the Laptop is very important now a days because when you are not at home then if you want to send an important mail then you should have connected to internet through WiFi or other options through which you can access the internet. like USB dongles etc. Now in a standard laptop, there will be USB 2.0 ports but now if you want to buy then you should look for USB 3.0. You should also look for Bluetooth 4.0

Battery Life

To do important tasks, do long calculations and play 3D games, your laptops battery should have good battery backup. The typical batteries have an mAh rating of between 2000mAh and 6000mAh; which approximately have 4-5 hours backup any thing better than this will be good.

Google Handwrite: A New Way To Search

Google is now focusing on its search engine features, I’m not talking here about its products I’m sticking to search options and its features. These days Google is working hard to get its users to use voice for what they need on Google search. This hardworking Google yesterday revealed Calculator Search for its search. Now you can get a virtual calculator simply by searching calculator. Earlier we need to type whole calculation in search bar but now its simple to enter mathematical terms with virtual calculator.

Now coming onto Today, So Today they launched Google Handwrite. Google Handwrite allows you to write your appropriate search term on search engine’s home page with free hand mind it “Free Hand” and not typing. This is a well needed feature for Google Search. To get Google Handwrite you only need Android 2.3+ version or iOS 5+ version. Check out the video for more information:

Difference Between Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III And Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note are Samsung’s top line Smartphones. All the three devices are the backbone of Sasmung Mobiles. These are the only devices which allowed Samsung to be the number one in the Smartphone Market and help it to attain a profit margin of US$5.9 billion in Q2 2012.

Samsung Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note are presented in different countries with different variants. Most of the countries have different versions of these devices according to the need of the people of that nation. But users in India get the International Variants of these devices as there is no need of LTE and carriers didn’t put them on sale like that of US, UK, Australia, etc.

Now we will differentiate all these devices starting with:

Samsung Galaxy S II

Samsung Galaxy S II

It was launched in July 2011 across most of the countries. It is the most loved and sold device until the launch of Galaxy S III. Samsung Galaxy S II is powered with 1.2 GHz dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and fueled by 1 GB of dedicated RAM and 16 GB of internal mass storage and expandable upto 64 GB via SDXC card. Its display is also good with 4.27 inches WVGA (800 x 480) Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen which is covered by Gorilla Glass. Some countries and variants have got Ice Cream Sandwich while others are still on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Camera is also powerful with 8-megapixel back-illuminated sensor camera with single-LED flash and 2-megapixel front camera. By its back camera one can record 1080p video at 30 frames per second. Its connectivity includes 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS and FM radio, etc.

This is a beautiful choice if users want powerful phone in their hands and at reasonable price.

Samsung Galaxy S IIISamsung Galaxy S III

Now here is the predecessor of Samsung Galaxy S II which is more powerful and stylish than Galaxy S II. Sasmung Galaxy  S III is the much awaited phone of this year. It was launched 2 months ago with a big bang. Currently it is the most powerful Android phone according to the company. In Samsung Galaxy S III, International Version power comes from 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and an ARM Mali-400 MP GPU. Again it is fueled by upto 2 GB of RAM. You also have a choice to pick up 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage and all versions are expandable upto 64 GB. Galaxy S III consists of HD Super AMOLED display that measures 4.8 inches with 1,280×720-pixel of resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Similarly it’s camera also has an 8-megapixel camera similar to that of the Galaxy S II which can record or capture at huge resolutions of 3,264×2,448 photos and record videos in 1,920×1,080-pixels. At last it runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

You can check out our Preview for Samsung Galaxy S III. If you are willing to spend more money and want a better phone than Galaxy S II, then opt for Galaxy S III. Buy Galaxy S III at MirchiMart.

Samsung Galaxy NoteSamsung Galaxy Note

Samsung Galaxy Note is Tablet and Phone’s center line device named Note. Its bigger in size as compared to the above two devices. It comes pre installed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich. Powerhouse of Samsung Galaxy Note is a dual-core 1.4Ghz ARM Cortex A9 Exynos processor or a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S3 processor fueled by 1 GB of RAM. Its 8 megapixel back camera and 2 megapixel front camera can take great quality pictures and shoot videos. Its 5.29” HD Super AMOLED makes it different from the above two devices with 1280 x 800 resolution.

Users who want high resolution and big screen phones can opt for Samsung Galaxy Note. With its big display it is also powerful which is great combination for a good choice.

So guys make your choice carefully according to your need and budget.

Micromax to Launch Funbook Pro With 10.1 inch Screen and Android 4.0

After its success with Funbook 7inch tablet, now Micromax announces on its website that Micromax Funbook Pro is coming soon with 10.1 inch screen and with Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich. Micromax may launch its Funbook Pro next month. The Pro version of the Funbook will have almost the same specs with a bigger screen.

It is powered with 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels, a 1.2GHz single-core processor tied in with dual Mali 400 GPUs, a VGA front facing camera, 8GB of internal memory along with a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB of storage, Wi-Fi connectivity and 1GB of RAM. The Funbook Pro will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

As of now, Micromax has not detailed any price information and the launch date but we expect the price of the tablet to be around ₹10,000 only.

Things to consider Before Buying a Mobile

Do you want to buy a mobile? Here are some basic things which you should look at before buying a mobile phone. Today buying a mobile is very confusing and difficult because hundreds of different kinds of phones are available in the market with a wide range of features from simple calling to the great music and latest news. Today, mobiles are not only used for calling, Mobiles are used for the various features like weather updates , stock market updates and with all this that mobile will also keep us in touch with our friends. The phone which contains all these features is called the smartphone and the smartphone market is growing very fast. Now lets see the things which we should remember before buying a mobile.

 

Call Quality

Some of the most simple phones offer the best call quality but sometimes some fancy smartphones offer dismal calling. This is because the manufacturer companies, at times, just make a phone which runs various apps perfectly and all their focus is on its processor and all and they do not bother much about quality calling. A person before buying  a mobile must test it by calling in a quiet room and in a busy place which is quite noisy by which you can understand whether it suites you or not.

Design

Some of the phones come with large touchscreens which help the users to do their work easily and quickly but these have qwerty keypads but some people do not want to use touch screens and are not comfortable with it. Person buying the mobile should check the phone whether it is comfortable against his/her ear while calling. Check whether you can use that mobile with your one hand too.

Display

Manufacturers are giving more attention towards the resolution and the millions of colors but no one talks about the sunlight legibility of those displays. In place of seeing what’s on the screen, you will be staring at your own reflection when you go outside under the afternoon sun and your mobile may not have sunlight legibility. A good display is one that shows the information you are searching for whether you are indoor or outdoor. Also, it should protect your eyes by giving you a better viewing angle.

Operating system

Operating system you choose will greatly affect the capabilities of your phone. The most popular operating systems today are Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS which is only used in iPhone and Windows Phone. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and you should choose which suites you better.

Connectivity

Connectivity is one of those features which help us to surf wireless web through WiFi,GPRS, Bluetooth ,EDGE. As in todays mobile phones there are tons of apps which require internet so at that time a phone’s connectivity features come to action and provide the internet facility.

Cameras

If you want to take lots of  photos with your phone then you’ll definitely want to pay attention to the camera specs. The 5Mp camera is the standard for any good quality phone. Some high-end phones also have the 8-12 mega pixels. The higher megapixels don’t necessarily mean its a better camera. It should have features like auto-focus, Flash, etc. Now a days almost all camera phones have the capability to make videos. Some high end phones have the ability to make videos at full HD 1080p. A person should check the camera by clicking pictures indoors and outdoors to have an idea of what type of camera it is.

Battery Life

Today in mobiles, users run lots of apps at a time because they want their work in quick time. Running these apps consumes more power so to use perfectly all the features of a mobile phone, the mobile should have a good battery like having at least 48 to 100 hours of stand time.

What is HTC Sense?

HTC Sense is mainly defined as the Sense Organ for HTC Smartphones with a mixture of applications, add ons  and services to the Android and Windows Phone operating system. It transforms the Mobile to a SuperMobile by enhancing widgets, apps and customizes them to a deep level. The HTC Sense debuted as TouchFLO 3D on Android powered HTC Hero on June 24, 2009.

HTC introduced various new Versions of HTC Sense which Include:

  • Espresso Sense
  • Original Sense
  • Sense 1.0
  • Sense 2.0 / 2.1
  • Sense 3.0
  • Sense 3.5 / 3.6
  • Sense 4
HTC Sense 4.0 is the latest version of HTC Sense and it currently powers HTC One X (XL), HTC One S , HTC One V, HTC Evo 4G LTE, HTC Desire C, HTC Desire V and HTC Desire VC. Phones like HTC Explorer, HTC Rezound, HTC Rhyme, HTC Sensation XL, HTC Sensation, etc run on HTC Sense 3.6.
There’s great difference between both the versions as everything has changed from Notification bar to Lock Screen. Check out the video to find difference between both Sense 4.0 and Sense 3.6:

The apps on HTC Sense mostly loved by users are: HTC Likes, HTC Watch, HTC Weather, Mail, Messages, Music, My Shelf, Navigate, News, People, Photo Album, Photo Frame, Pictures, Plurk, Search anywhere, Settings, Sync All, Stocks, Peep, Clocks, Friend Stream and Many More. HTC States HTC Sense as:

[quote]To make the experience of using an HTC smartphone easier and more enjoyable than any other smartphone. Complete with more robust visuals, more apps and more widgets.[/quote]

In simple world it flips or transforms your simple smartphone into Super smartphone.