834162 Acer Iconia A1 Acer Iconia A1

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on June 23, 2014
A not so small Android Tablet that is advertised as useable in one hand. Certainly for those with smaller hands this maybe a slight problem. It is however a near 8inch screen and means normal web pages display without any problems.
When putting good money on the line for a PC that will meet the demands of high-end games or other applications such as intensive photo-editing it makes sense to get an equivalent high-end monitor. The 27 inch q2770Pqu from AOC’s professional line, having a native resolution of 2,560 x1,440 WQHD, good colour rendition and a wide range of connectivity options will meet these demands as well as being a possible option for those planning upgrades.
This is a large screen All In One device – not a print/scan/copy – but an Android device built into the screen of this 24inch offering so you have touch. If you wish you can connect any other PC or notebook to the screen using HDMI to get a large display.
An Android Tablet with an added plus it can be used when Wi-Fi is not available so it can be a phone or with the correct service with Mobile Data. So what does this recent offering from French company have to offer the user?

822723 Multipad 4 Diamond 7_85_blacPrestigio 3G Multipad 4

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by adrianmorant on June 10, 2014
The Prestigio Multipad 4 Diamond 7.85 3G is an Android tablet with a number of installed apps aimed at business users. Having both 3G and Wi-Fi, it will enable the user to keep in touch virtually anywhere while on the move and, in addition, will be able to handle movies and music for leisure time.

811168 BenQ GW2265M LED LCD 21 inch monitoBen Q 22inch Flat Panel

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on May 23, 2014
Looking at this panel alongside others of a like size makes it look tiny. It isn’t but the borders around the screen are so despite it being a 22inch panel that offers full 1920x1080 display it still looks a lot smaller and takes up less space.

811166 Acer C720 1Acer Chromebook

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on May 21, 2014
A Chromebook is an option to a standard Android Tablet. It works in much the same way and the biggest problem it had at first launch of not being able to work offline is now overcome although there are currently less options than with other Android offerings.

796912 Buffalo LinkStation 210 2 TB NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server LS210D020Buffalo Cloud

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on May 18, 2014
On the face of it a similar device to the WD My Cloud reviewed a few months ago. Two Terra Bytes of storage available for you to share across your Network. However due to various initial problems a lot of time was spent before all was perfect.

796904 Gigabyte Ultrablade 14 inch Gaming LaptoGigabyte P34

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on May 16, 2014
This is a smaller notebook offering from Gigabyte that comes with Windows 8. Whilst I did all the necessary updates this time I resisted the offer to upgrade to Windows 8.1. I instead completed my review with just what was delivered and the updates.

796910 AOC A2472Pw4t 23 inch touch screen monitoAOC Android All In One

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on May 14, 2014
This is a Touch Screen Unit from AOC, it is also an Android unit in the same case, however it can also be used to connect to a PC/notebook via D-Sub or HDMI and if you add the supplied USB cable this gives you a PC/notebook with full touch screen ability.

789805 AOC Style i2472Pwhut touch sceen LCD monitoA Touch Screen Monitor

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by mfereday on May 8, 2014
While ruling the roost on tablets and smartphones, touch screens have yet to do more than scratch the surface with computer desktop monitors.

789800 ViewSonic VSD241 24 inch Android Display with Touch CapabilitieA Tablet for the Desktop

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by mfereday on May 6, 2014
The Android operating system and touch capability go together like fish & chips even when served up on the desktop.

790667 Kingston Digital 32GB Data Traveler MicroDuKingston Micro Duo OTG

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on May 2, 2014
A lot of my time recently has involved showing screens of one device on another device (Mirroring) this is a young task and the solutions sometimes do and sometimes don’t work. This tiny device from Kingston is rather better at transferring data between two incompatible devices.

780779 kindle fire hdx 7 inch android tableKindle Fire HDX7

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Apr 16, 2014
I have looked at several different Kindles, the HDX7 breaks new ground in that apart from it being an excellent book reader – the thing Kindle started as – it is now almost a full Android tablet so the screen is in colour at 1920x1080.

777112 AOC e2451FH 24 inch Widescreen LED MonitoA Style Line Monitor

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by mfereday on Apr 10, 2014
Last year I attended a press event and requested to review a couple of monitors from one company. The first one to arrive is the subject of this review.

774348 Gigabyte P27K laptop computeGigabyte P27

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Mar 31, 2014
The last unit from Gigabyte had a problem with battery loss when not in use so one of my first jobs here was to charge this fully and then leave it, four days later it still had 99% so no problems there. Maybe it was the lid colour that was bright yellow this is a more sober orange.

8 inch Tablet for £99

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Mar 24, 2014
Marketed as a way of saving the overweight placed on a number of children’s backs with all the text books they have to carry to a from schools a 8 inch Android tablet and a Bluetooth Pen could be the future to save later life back problems.

774342 Philips 231C5TJKFU Brilliance 23 inch Full HD Widescreen LCD MonitorPhilips Touch Panel

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Mar 19, 2014
This rather nice unit from Philips turns any PC or Notebook of recent vintage into a touch unit with the aid of any normal connection method and a USB lead, so all your finger messages are transferred from the screen to the PC.

765735 HP Pavilion TouchSmart 15 b129sa SleekbooHP Pavilion TS 15

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Mar 17, 2014
If you are considering Windows 8.1 for you next PC then it really should have touch and this offering from HP has it. Windows 8 was made for touch so if you can change your working style then this could well be a good way to adapt.

765729 Prestigio PMP5785 Quad Core ProcessoPrestigio Multipad 4

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Mar 7, 2014
This is an Android device that will fit in a larger pocket. It has one huge difference in that it can only be used in portrait mode as there is no way to flip the screen into landscape mode. This may or may not matter but it is certainly different.

756513 Gigabyte P25Gigabyte P25

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Feb 12, 2014
Certainly a unit to be considered as a Desktop replacement, it is large and heavy and for me anyway does not sit comfortably on the lap. It is however very fast and powerful. One feature I have not come across previously a yellow lid.