864559 Acer Chromebox CXI Desktop PAcer Chromebox CXI

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Oct 5, 2015
I have reviewed several Chromebooks before, they are small laptops running the Chrome operating system. This however was the first Chromebox I have reviewed it is a full featured PC all you need to add is a panel via HDMI or DisplayPort.

864273 Acer Aspire V3 Touchscreen NotebooAcer Aspire 11inch Touch

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Sep 16, 2015
This small touch notebook is ideal for anyone needing to travel with a Windows PC. With most standard notebooks having the connections on the sides this goes about things differently, having almost everything at the rear.
Small portable USB3 drives are not uncommon, WD have just enhanced their range by including a 3TB version. I will not bore you about my first internal hard drive of just a few MB or the early small MB USB sticks, just be content that 3TB can store a lot of movies and so many images and MP3 files that the numbers are huge.
The Philips USB Docking Stand provides a quick and easy means of connecting a laptop to a large external monitor, external peripherals and the network. It will be especially useful to those who use their laptop both at the home and in the office and need a wide range of facilities.

863775 BenQ RL2755HM 27 Inch LCD Gaming MonitoBen Q Panel RL2755HM

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Aug 12, 2015
This is a 27inch flat panel designed for those you need accurate and rapid display, yes it’s something designed for gamers. As it says on the carton ‘Gaming is in the details’ so this 27inch panel gives all the detail with rapid refresh rates.
With capacities from 30 to 240GB the datAshur SSD USB 3.0 flash drives provide the security-conscious data-hungry user with a satisfactory means of storing and transporting files. These drives are robust pocketable units that offer military grade protection from unauthorised access.

846404 ViewSonic VP2780 4K Ultra HD SuperClear LED MonitoViewsonic 4K Panel

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Jul 31, 2015
This panel will give almost all users a little bit more automatically and assuming you have a suitable graphics card/chip a great deal more. Out of the box using an HDMI cable I got 2048x1152 and once things are adjusted 3840x2160 is available.

842265 iStorage IS DP3 256 500F diskAshur PRO FIPDouble Data Protection

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by mfereday on Jul 18, 2015
Extra measures are a sensible precaution when storing your data on a portable hard drive. One company which offers to help in this respect is iStorage.

842419 Aorus X3 PLUS V3 CF1 Gaming LaptoAorus X3 Plus

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Jul 15, 2015
This is a fast and powerful Gaming Notebook yes the screen is not huge but it does display a huge screen resolution. When I first saw it I could not believe the clarity and sharpness which of course along with sound quality is what gamers demand.

842422 AOC Q2577Pwq 25 Inch Monitor 2560 x 144AOC 25inch Panel

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Jul 13, 2015
On first look, this looks like any number of other recent panels, however looks deceive as it is flicker free – after all we all only get one pair of eyes – and just for good measure it is QHD which means it can display up to 2560x1440 resolution.
Certainly not the smallest external hard drive but still just about able to fit inside a jacket pocket. It comes with an integral short USB3 cable that is hard wired into the unit, its main selling point will be its rugged design so it will stand the odd knock or three.
Millenial discs (M-Discs) are claimed to have a life of 1,000 years. While we cannot actually put this to the test, these discs from Verbatim provide a reliable means of storing all those irreplaceable photos and documents as well as a vast music collection.

841884 Philips 28 Inch 4K Ultra HD LED MonitoPhilips 28inch 4K Panel

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on June 8, 2015
Certainly a large panel if you only want to display HDMI – 1920 by 1080 – and although it will do this via VGA it can do far more if you use other connections, exactly how much more will depend almost entirely on your graphics chip/card.
The datAshur USB flash drive from iStorage, available in capacities from 4 to 32GB has been designed to provide military grade protection for one’s data from both unauthorised access -- electronic and physical -- as well as loss due to the drive getting damaged.
While the Cloud is available to store data accessible in different locations, some still prefer having personal control provided by a portable hard drive.
The Zagg Pocket Keyboard connects via Bluetooth and offers a quick and convenient method of typing notes or even larger amounts of text onto one’s iOS or Android tablet.
Sold as a Clinical D Image panel it is capable of 2560x1440 display. The ‘clinical’ bit of the last sentence means the display needs to be ultra-sharp and clear as when a surgeon is looking at say an X-Ray image he/she needs clarity.
Yes its big, you could display a lot of spreadsheet or several web pages on its possible 3440x1440 display. You could use it in either portrait or landscape mode as it swivels easily on its stand, you could even treat yourself to cinema videos without large borders top and bottom.
Viewsonic’s full HD webcam LED monitor VG2437SMC has built in microphone, webcam and speakers. This obviates the need for separate camera and speakers and so provides a professional approach to videoconferencing in the office or even in the home.

841028 Hannspree SNNPDI1Hanns G Mini PC

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Apr 17, 2015
Small is perhaps an inadequate word in this case. I have reviewed mini PC’s before but never something smaller than even a small mobile phone and this PC runs Windows 8.1 so can something that slips into a pocket deliver?
This is a very nice 27inch flat panel designed to show 2560x1440 resolution using Display Port, it also has Digital, D-Sub and HDMI connections that will show at 1920x1080, but assuming your graphics chip has HDMI 1.4a this unit has a big plus.