896703 Trust ODY Spill Resistant Silent Wireless KeyboarTrust Keyboard/Mouse

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on May 15, 2024
This Keyboard and Mouse set from Trust is sold as 'silent'. Like almost all keyboard/mouse sets these days they are 'wireless' so you have a far greater area available available to use them.

896588 AOC Gaming 16G3 16 Inch Portable monitoAOC 15.6 Flat Panel 16G3

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Mar 27, 2024
A rather different flat panel from AOC as it does not come with a standard stand instead part of the back folds out from the base. This can be used just with the USB 'C' to USB 'C' lead and as such it might go on journeys with you to show output from things other than a notebook and because of that comes with a fabric case to carry it in.

896584 Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop AN515 5Nitro 5 Notebook

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Mar 20, 2024
This Notebook made by ACER is one of the Nitro 5 range. Its not quite the most powerful but still should help you to stay alive for longer if you are into games. It is also a very useful business notebook as it has numeric keyboard included to the right of the main keyboard.

896582 Nitro 5 Gaming LaptoNitro 5 Laptop from VERY

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Mar 13, 2024
Quite unusually this is not an actual review. Nitro is a range of notebooks, the one I wanted to review was not currently available from ACER. To buy it is only available from VERY, so next week all being well I will tell you about the model I am reviewing that is a little less powerful and -because the VERY offer is so special- is more expensive. If my review continues to be as promising as it currently looks then this unit if I had reviewed it could well earn the
Only three inches bigger than a 24inch offering but the amount of extra space on your desktop is considerably more 2160x1440 as against 1920x1080, until you see the extra amount of Desktop you will not believe how much larger it is. The imperial diagonal screen measurement is 27inches.

896550 HP Spectre x360 2 in 1 Laptop PC 1HP i7 Notebook

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Feb 21, 2024
This i7 processor Windows 11 touch PC from HP is available only from Curry's so I decided that I should check it out. If offers a lot in a quite small overall package and is '2 in 1' as its not only a notebook but also a tablet.
A lot of recent notebooks no longer have HDMI out in fact some Notebook/Tablets no longer have USB and just have USB 'C'. So this latest small and neat flat panel from Philips solves the problem while still allowing you to connect via HDMI but still has your back even if you only have USB 'C'.

896519 Trust Avana Laptop Backpack 16 incLaptop Protection

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by mfereday on Jan 23, 2024
While your laptop can look after your data, you can look after your laptop with an appropriate carry case.

896511 Poly Sync 10 USB SpeakerphonPOLY Sync 10

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Jan 17, 2024
This is a Microsoft Teams dual microphone Speaker Phone, I found it also did its job with other similar products like Zoom and other platforms.

896462 HONOR Pad XHONOR PAD X9

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Dec 20, 2023
This is an Android Tablet from HONOR. On initial setup it offers to transfer Apps from your phone so that the transition allows most of your Apps to work seamlessly and without having to do an additional download.

896349 ACER 515 ChromebooAcer Chromebook Plus

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Nov 1, 2023
A Chromebook is an alternative to a Windows PC if all you use it for is emails, scouring the web and suchlike. These days a Chromebook has anti virus built in so you are already saving money and you should be safe to trawl the net, but as always remember if the offer looks to too good to be true it almost certainly is and you will probably get bugs that you do not want.
One of the advantages of a curved display is you see more screen from a smaller width here its 60cm to see 27 inches. So while the display shows QHD 2560x1440 it takes up a little less desk space. It has both HDMI and DisplayPort connections as well as a USB hub.

896151 GETAC B360 PRGetac Desktop B360G2

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Aug 2, 2023
This is a powerful rugged notebook designed for the sort of conditions that most notebooks would very soon give up. While I can tell you about the unit I was sent, the connections it has can very to suit the use you plan to have for it, so the actual price will tend to vary somewhat.
What better equipment to review this latest gaming monitor with but one of the very latest gaming PCs from Acer – reviewed 21-06-23. This AOC gaming unit is a 24inch flat panel that has outputs for both Display Port and HDMI.

896121 ACER Predator Orion 700Acer Orion 7000

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on June 21, 2023
This is a very powerful and also large tower system. This tends to buck the trend of making things smaller and smaller. It is also quite heavy so will need a strong table or desk. It was sent to me as just the unit with just the mains lead.
This set is a little different, it can be Wireless or Bluetooth and does not need any batteries, it can be connected to up to three devices, the mouse is small and the keyboard even smaller. While the alpha and numeric keys are full size the other keys are small and the top row and function are on a rotation basis so don't lose the User Guide or you will be scratching your head for a while.
Most of us take a keyboard or a mouse for grantage they are just there and we use them. Often they are Wi-Fi sometimes they are corded and just occasionally Bluetooth. These from JLAB are all three. The mouse has an added plus in that you get a three month trial of TIDAL probably the best widely available streaming service.

896040 HP Pavilion All in One PC 32 b0101nHP All In One

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Apr 19, 2023
All in One is something that normally relates to a printer-scanner-copier and possibly even fax unit. Here however it relates to a screen that also has a computer built into it, the only extras you need are keyboard and mouse and here even they are included.

896029 HP 960 4K Streaming WebcaHP 4K Webcam

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Mar 29, 2023
Some screens come without a webcam but there are times when one is required and indeed these may require better resolution so a 4K webcam has its place, this offering from HP is quite chunky and because of the higher resolution it needs to be connected via USB3.

895919 KIOXIA TransMemory U366 USB Flash Drive 128GKioxia USB Flash Drive

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Feb 8, 2023
Video files are often very big, and while they can of course be moved around by Wi-Fi it is often easier to have them on removable storage, a USB drive is still quite large but these days a USB stick can be very small even to being able to attach onto a keyring. If you do then it’s important as in this case that it is made of metal as keys can damage plastic.

895916 Acer Swift Edge SFA16 41 16 inch LaptoAcer 16inch Swift Edge

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Feb 1, 2023
A 16inch notebook that does not weigh that much, it also does not feel that much larger when you move around with it. Unlike a lot of such devices I get to review this one has an AMD processor, this one runs at 2.7GHz. It has 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.
It looks a lot like any normal Tablet but has software that helps those who are slowing down due to age or other reasons. With the aid of a £50 keyboard/book cover – purchased at time of sale – it can be turned into a Notebook so you can still type normally and the magic does not end there as the Tablet is exactly 10.1inches and for that reason Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point are all free to use forever.
This latest Keyboard and Mouse set from Trust is said to be their quietest. So if you are someone who the tiny noise of a keyboard clicking disturbs you then this could well be who this set is aimed at. I can understand if one person is typing in an otherwise quiet room that the keyboard can sound loud or indeed if someone is typing while others are watching TV or listening to music.

895788 Acer Swift 5 SF514 55T 14 inch LaptoAcer Swift 5

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Dec 14, 2022
This latest offering from Acer is the Swift 5 a small and light notebook that has Windows 11. Just because it is small does not mean it is not powerful. There are a range of models with different processors, sizes of SSD drives and memory.

895765 Trust Gaming GXT 981 Redex Lightweight Gaming MousRedex & AGON Mice

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Nov 28, 2022
I know people who love using a Notebook but hate using its Trackpad. So here are two USB wired mice that could well help then both for work and play as both these offerings have more than the standard two buttons and a scroll wheel.
A more unusual offering from Trust a USB microphone. Perhaps the most interesting part is the fittings it is supplied with.

895709 AGON Flat Panel AG275QAGON Flat Panel AG275QX

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Nov 16, 2022
This is a 27inch QHD panel 2560x1440 although it is equally usable at HD 1920x1080 for those whose eyesight is not the best. A gaming panel with reasonable sound so you should be able to hear the enemies coming as well as see them. It is available from the link at the end at a very good price so what is the reason, read on to find its one drawback.

895696 GETAC ZX1Getac ZX10

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Nov 14, 2022
Getac do a range of ‘Rugged’ units useful for those who work outside and when you first start you will see a choice of three options for using this touch screen offering, Glove – Finger – Stylus. This unit runs Android but these days Android has access to a whole lot more Apps than earlier versions. So this Tablet is designed to work where others would not. I am told this model is used for British Touring Car Championships for the Race Operations Team.
Those of us who use a Desktop or Tower system still need a keyboard and a mouse. I have always used wired offerings, these days you are less likely to have special ports instead having connections via USB. So when I got the opportunity to test a set of keyboard and mouse from Trust my own offering was disconnected and the Trust items connected.

895671 AOC Gaming U28G2XU2 28 UHD MonitoAOC 28inch Flat Panel

Published in Laptops/PCs/Apple by paul_smart on Oct 19, 2022
This is a 28inch flat panel that has a fast 1ms response time and is equally at home at 3840x2160 or at 1920x1080 The first to suit a gamer the second for someone needing just a little more assistance at the standard resolution due to less than perfect eye sight. Unlike most flat panels this has speakers that are as good as standalone speakers as they are a pair of 3w offerings.