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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nexus 7 ; First Look





Nexus 7 is Google’s answer to Amazon Kindle , one of the best low cost tablets available in the market. It features Android’s latest version Jelly Bean . The 8 GB version starts at 199$ or 11500 Rupees whereas the 16 GB model will cost you an additional 50$. . It can play 720p video flawlessly in a cramped 7” display.
Though Nexus 7 is a low cost model it has some interesting specs to make your eyes glued to it.
















SCREEN

7” 1280x800 HD display (216 ppi)
Back-lit IPS display
Scratch-resistant Corning glass
1.2MP front-facing camera

MEMORY

8 or 16 GB internal storage
1 GB RAM


BATTERY

4325 mAh


CPU

Quad-core Tegra 3 processor

WIRELESS

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
USB
Micro USB
OS
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
FEATURES
Microphone
NFC (Android Beam)
Accelerometer
GPS
Magnetometer
Gyroscope


Cons


Before buying this low cost product from google you should be aware of what you are sacrificing



  • No hdmi out ; meaning no video out from this tablet as the usb to hdmi convertor is not supported.
  • No back facing camera
  • Desktop locked from rotation
  • Still low cost alternatives available 
  • No expandable memory


Sunday, July 01, 2012

Bsnl Broadband Plan Selector 1.2


Here you can change or inquire about existing  bsnl broadband/wimax/3G tariff plans online.Bsnl authorised personnel will call you to verify the modifications done to your plan. The procedure is completely free and easy.

Click here to go to bbplan selector1.2  by BSNL.

AMD A8 3870K | Review



 “The best budget gaming PC available today “ –  Tipsengine





 I have been using this AMD APU for a month now and decided that now is the right time to make note of what I achieved so far with this amazing piece of technology. I bought the processor at a cheap rate of 6800 Rupees(about 125$ )  . I had to choose from intel i3 2120 (sandy bridge) and this one as I didn’t want to spend more on a desktop and I havn’t regretted my decision so far. I knew from  some forums that if I had bought an intel processor then I also have to buy a graphics card for decent gaming performance.

The processor along with its on-die  graphics   AMD Radeon HD 6550D gave me a decent performance  in 1600*900 resolution with high details.If I want ,I can still increase its graphics performance by cross-firing with HD 6670 Graphics card. It will not happen anytime soon as I want to invest more on an ultrabook.

The motherboard which I am using is Asus F1A75MLE. I tweaked the graphics core speed to 900 Mhz from 600 Mhz to get maximum performance which it seamlessly delivered.Note that there is only 512 MB ondie graphics and 1 GB shared . Also I managed to get it running the CPU clock speed at 3.6 Ghz with the stock cooler. Since the processor can support  1866 Mhz DDR3 Ram , I overclocked my 1600 Mhz Ram to the above configuration.
I was able to equal ( or in some case overcome ) the benchmarks given by Anandtech. Even when I was playing Fifa 12 with all its might the cores were just at 40% .
Also disk transfer speeds were amazing. I got 150 MB/s on my HDD to HDD file transfer . SATA 6GB/s and USB 3.0 ran seamlessly on this topping the manufacturer’s limit.

AMD Overdrive , Vision Engine ; Pretty Useful






This software designed by AMD proved to be much useful as I managed to overclock the processor without needing to enter into BIOS.  Though the max temperature allowed is 95 Degrees it just touched only 65 at 3.6 GHz. I can tweak almost everything but only a few interested me.
The UEFI BIOS also proved easy to use as I was able to use the mouse too.  But I noticed that during overclocking from amd overdrive there is a decrease in bus speed which is not seen in BIOS tweaking.

Gaming Performance


I will post detailed gaming performance later as I am yet to try a few more . All games were played in 1600*900 resolution with ultra settingss at 3.6 GHz CPU and 900MHz GPU.

You can check out the FPS of some of the games from various sites .Here I am presenting you some of my gaming instances from DiRT 3 in which i got an avg of 20 FPS @ 3.6 GHz core clock :
















Saturday, June 23, 2012

Windows Phone 8; Worth the wait!


Microsoft has finally announced its next generation windows phone OS – windows phone 8 aka Apollo.
Most rumors about it came true as it proved to be a giant leap from its predecessor; windows phone 7.5 codenamed Mango.  Here are a few features which make Apollo distinct from Mango:


  •          Support for multicore processors
  •          Support for 3 major screen resolutions
  •          Support for removable SD card
  •          New start screen with bigger and customizable tiles
  •          Same kernel as windows 8 pc OS, allowing more integration with pc.
  •          Improved Zune software to sync with pc


Another major announcement by Microsoft stated that existing line of windows phone 7.5 will not be updated to windows 8 but to windows phone 7.8 featuring a similar start screen as windows phone 8.
Though this came as a shock to Microsoft fans, authorities clarified that windows phone 8 apps will be backward compatible with windows phone 7. 

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Android Advices :Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet – Giveaway

 Android Advices is giving away Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Tablet as part of their marketing strategy.

 Just 15 days remaining to enter in their contest. Go ahead and try your luck.To enter: Click here

Its absolutely spam free , genuine and safe .Moreover its an international contest , so nothing to worry about.
You can submit multiple entries to increase your chance .


Saturday, May 05, 2012

Hard Disk price increased by 100% !

Have you ever wondered why hard disk price continues to go up like Petrol while that of other consumer electronics is coming down ?

Now 1 TB USB 3.0  HDD at flipkart costs around 7300 INR .Have you noticed it ?

The major reason can be attributed to recent Thailand Flood which forced HDD manufacturing units in Thailand to shut down completely . As you know, Thailand manufactures 1/3rd of all HDD in the world .So this event had hit the HDD industry pretty badly.

Other reasons such as declining value of indian rupee , price hike  have little to do with it.

Prices are expected to come down in the next few months during which the major stake holders are expected to increase their production.

Update :  Hard disk prices will continue to remain high till 2014 due contracts made between vendors and manufacturers.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Buying a Laptop ? Just Wait !!!


credits :INTEL
Yeah , that's right ! This is not the best time to buy a laptop .

WHY ????


      credits :INTEL
    • Intel 3rd generation Ivy bridge processors (note book version) are set to launch this June . They are significantly much more energy efficient than the current line of 2nd generation Sandy bridge processors due to their unique 3D transistor technology. It means more  battery life . They have also much better usb 3.0 support and better hardware integration of windows 8.






    Lenovo Yoga -tablet/laptop hybrid
    •  You may say windows 8 is a software and you could install it on any current system .Well, you are partially correct. But windows 8 is entirely different from Windows7. Its more suited to touch screen products. Companies are also planning to launch touch enabled laptops in awake of Windows 8 launch.But you have to wait even longer , Windows 8 is scheduled to launch this September/October.

    Monday, April 09, 2012

    Google announces Project Glass



    Google ,today announced the testing of futuristic head mounted display  code named Project Glass.
    Also known as Google eye , it already became popular with the tech community.
    It looks like a normal spectacle , but equipped with various sensors and transparent display.

    If this initiative becomes a success we would leap into the next generation of gadgets.


    Also have a look at this video , its quite interesting.



    Is the world ready for it ?
    Stay tuned with us.

    -Admin
    tipsengine