Shenzhen Guangxuntong communications technology, has a Chinese company now the world’s first E-S700 notebook launched called subsistence farming. The 7-inch set is for those who developed outside their normal office environment and the need to take notes work. It has a 7-inch color screen with both resistive touch input and an electromagnetic stylus integrated 3G, fingerprint scanner, 3-megapixel auto focus camera and a music player. The subsistence economy S700 will be available before the end of the year, unfortunately there is still no word on pricing details.
The kids at Eking don't always take due credit for their handiwork (they're usually busy manufacturing devices that get badged by companies like Viliv) but this time around they seem pretty proud of their S700 E-notepad. "A notepad," the company states in its PR, "means 'a memorandum' in English. With the prefix E, e-notepad means electron memorandum, abbreviated as electron book.
It's concise and easy to understand and can be accepted by consumers." You get all that? It sports a color 7-inch display with both resistive touch input and an electromagnetic stylus (just like your old Wacom tablet), integrated 3G, fingerprint scanner, three megapixel camera, and a plastic case that looks similar to the one that came with our old Day Runner knock-off. And it's apparently a color display, because "multi-purpose colored electronic notepads will certainly replace the black and white E-books of simple features. It's a trend the same as that of the color TV sets replacing the black and white ones." Took the words right out of our mouth, Shenzhen PR guy! Not entirely sure on a price or release date for this one, but you'll know as soon as we do. Promise.
LG E-Note H1000B Tablet Powered by Atom Z530 Processor
The LG E-Note H1000B Tablet is new portable device is first available in South Korean market with price of $854. powered by Atom Z530 processor which running at 1.6 GHz, sports a 10.1-inch display with resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels with touchscreen compatibility, up to 1GB of system memory and solid state drive capacity of 16GB which pre-installed with Windows 7 Starter OS.
The E-Note H1000B PC also support a wide range of peripherals such as USB interface, SD card slot, built-in Bluetooth 3.0, and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity.
After seeing an unceremonious outing by the FCC and Twitter, LG's newest take on the Windows 7 tablet form-factor is finally official. The 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 pixel capacitive screen E-Note H1000B runs Windows 7 Starter on a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor with 16GB of SSD storage and 1GB of memory all powered by a 4-cell battery. The 14.5-mm thick / 850-gram slab packs 2x USB 2.0 jacks an SD card reader and 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 radios when sold for 961,000 Korean won (about $850) with a portable WiMAX router bundle on LG's home turf. The perfect tablet to accompany you at the world premier of Avatar. What? With specs like this it must be late 2009, right?
CES 2011 : Verizon HTC 4G Android Thunderbolt Smartphone
At the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and HTC today unveiled its newest 4G smartphone, the HTC ThunderBolt, one of the world’s first 4G LTE Android smartphones, coming soon exclusively to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.
Taking advantage of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network and the intuitiveness of the HTC Sense user experience, HTC ThunderBolt is one of the first smartphones to integrate Skype mobile™ with video calling. Rather than relying on a standalone application, a Skype mobile with video call can be made as easily as a standard voice call – with features like presence icons that indicate the availability status of friends built into the standard contacts list. A front-facing camera enables simple video calling, and the 4.3-inch display brings friends and family into clear focus.
HTC ThunderBolt features exceptional speed and power with the newest generation of the blazing-fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Verizon Wireless customers will also enjoy the premium HTC Sense user experience, running on the Android 2.2 platform. Creating and consuming mobile multimedia content is made possible with a stunning 4.3-inch WVGA display, Dolby surround sound, 8-megapixel camera and HD video recording. With wireless DLNA capability, the HTC ThunderBolt can easily stream and share content directly with compatible home theater components, including HDTVs and stereo receivers that feature built-in DLNA support.
“We are proud to not only be bringing one of the first 4G LTE Android smartphones to the Verizon Wireless network, but to offer people the unprecedented speed and ease of use that the HTC ThunderBolt provides to them,” said Jason Mackenzie, president of HTC Americas. “What makes 4G so compelling is not just technology, but what the technology allows people to do. With HTC ThunderBolt and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, 4G is brought to life as people stay connected with friends, family and content faster than ever before possible.”
“Our 4G LTE network and the HTC Sense user experience combine to enable our customers to connect with friends, family and information on a whole new level,” said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Customers will see the difference of 4G speeds when accessing content via the Web, Android applications or other Verizon Wireless applications.”
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.
The HTC ThunderBolt will be on display at CES in Verizon Wireless’ booth (#35216 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center). For more information about Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte and for more information about Verizon Wireless at CES, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow the company on Twitter at http://twitter.com/verizonwireless. For more information about the HTC ThunderBolt, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/thunderbolt.
* 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
* 4.3-inch WVGA display
* Mobile Hotspot capability – share 4G connection with up to 8 Wi-Fi devices
* Android 2.2 platform
* 32GB microSD card included
* HTC Sense 2.0 with new features, including Fast Boot
* Built-in kickstand for easy media viewing
* Dolby and SRS surround sound
* Fully integrated Skype mobile experience
* 720p HD video recording
* DLNA streaming multimedia support
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit www.htc.com.
Samsung UN46C8000 46-Inch LCD TV
Samsung renewed calls to the top of the class with these eight cried line of LED-backlit 1080p LCD TVs. The ultra-thin, sleek looking Samsung C8000 Series offers great graphics, sound, solid, good support for multimedia playback, and easy access TV functions. It also supports 3D content, a feature that is likely to become increasingly important in the coming years.
All this goodness is not cheap, but because it makes the C8000 a suggested retail price of an expensive HDTV lines. You can secure good rates for much less in those days. But if your wallet can take the blow, the C8000 Series by the best of almost everything you can get compensated in a current high-end HDTV.
Packages a wide range of Internet content for its customers, including most big commercial streaming services and many social media sites and various news, sports and games – and even Skype (you have a webcam with microphone for video calls handle though). You need to download some of these elements (games, for example) and the Samsung apps, and you have to pay for some of them (in addition to preserving, regardless of the media should report on the services). Be prepared to invest a decent amount of time setting things, particularly in the case of services such as Netflix and YouTube, the complete log-in and activation requirements somewhat awkward when you use the remote numeric keypad for data entry.
A nice feature of the proposition is its ability to save log-in credentials for multiple services in profiles for different users on a budget. To log your Facebook, YouTube or other account to your profile on the set.
Sony VAIO VPCEA36FM/P Laptop with Intel Core i3
Sony VAIO VPCEA36FM/P powered by the Intel Core i3-370M CPU. It’s a 64-bit, dual-core processor running at 2.4 GHz. It has 4 processing threads and 3MB of cache. It was built on a 32nm process and uses 35W. This laptop comes with 4GB DDR3 memory and can be expanded to a maximum of 8GB. That’s plenty of memory for multi-tasking apps.
14 Inch LED-backlit widescreen display with a resolution of 1366×768. That’s a aspect ratio of 16:9 and native support for 720p HD content. The screen is driven by Mobile Intel HD Graphics with 64MB-1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory. This is not the laptop you want, if you want to play today’s games at their highest resolutions.
On the Storege, 500GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 5400RPM. That’s plenty of space for all your porn, digital photos, music and more. The optical drive is a Blu-ray Disc-enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW drive. Full support for all the Blu-ray discs so you can have fun watching HD content. The media reader supports 1 Memory Stick PRO/Memory Stick PRO Duo with MagicGate functionality and 1 Secure Digital for storing additional information.
For networking you get a built-in 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T Fast Ethernet LAN adapter accessible through the RJ-45 port. On the wireless side you get a built-in Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 wireless LAN adapter for all your walking around Starbucks needs. This laptop also has a WiMAX ready mobile broadband modem to access the new 4G networks around the country. You’ll need a contract with a wireless data provider to use that. This laptop also has support for Bluetooth A2DP (2.1 + EDR) technology.
Include a built-in Motion Eye webcam with microphone and face-tracking technology, dedicated control buttons, and Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology.
External ports include 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports, 1 shared eSATA/USB port, 1 ExpressCard/34, 1 HDMI, 1 headphone out and 1 microphone in jack.
The laptop measures 9.4?x13.6?x1.1? and weighs 5.2 pounds. The lithium-ion battery pack provides up to 3.5 hours of unplugged power.
Dell Inspiron I17R-2950MRB Powered Intel Core i5
Powered by the Intel Core i5-460M CPU. Dell Inspiron I17R-2950MRB is a dual-core, 64-bit processor with 4 processing threads. The cores operating at 2.53GHz normally, but can be boosted up to 2.8GHz with TurboBoost technology. It has 3MB of L3 cache and uses 35W. The laptop comes with 6GB of DDR3 SDRAM and can be expanded to a maximum of 8GB. That’s plenty of memory for all of your multitasking needs.
17.3 Inch WLED-backlit widescreen display with a resolution of 1600×900. That’s a aspect ratio of 16:9 and native support for 720p HD content. The screen is driven by Mobile Intel HD Graphics with 64MB-1696MB dynamically allocated shared graphics memory. This is not the laptop you want, if you want to play today’s games at their highest resolutions.
For storage you get a 640GB Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive rotating at 5400RPM. That’s a huge drive for a laptop, and should cover all your storage needs. The optical drive is a Blu-ray Disc-enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW drive. Enjoy movies in full HD resolution on this large display. The media reader supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard Plus, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats, so that should have you covered.
Built-in Dell 6250 wireless networking mini card to walk around Starbucks and still be connected. On the wired side you get a piddly 10/100 Ethernet card accessible through the RJ-45 port. Use these networking options with the built-in 1.3MP webcam and microphone to Skype to your hearts content.
Acer DX241H Monitor for Multimedia
Acer DX241H monitor is a new generation of monitor has developed by Acer which is capable to access media content and web browsing without connect to a computer. Indeed, it has a built-in web browser – Chrome case – to surf the web independently, without a computer. To do this, the DX241H has an Ethernet controller, but it is also possible to use a WiFi adapter that can connect to one two USB 2.0 ports available.
Acer DX241H features full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, a 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 2ms response time, 300cd/m2 brightness, D-Sub, HDMI, including a USB 2.0 port. This LCD monitor also supports the DLNA standard and is able to share multimedia content stored on a memory card – a card reader is integrated Acer DX241H ‘Web-surfing’ station monitor is already available for pre-order with a price of € 299.
SHOGO Tablet Announced in Japan
The tablet computer war has just started with another addition of a 10.1 inch display SHOGO tablet computer which has just been released in Japan by RealEase Inc. This SHOGO tablet even has a 2.0 mega pixel camera which is not present in most of the tablet devices released this year.
The SHOGO Tablet device is a Linux powered tablet measuring 268×168x16 (WxHxD) mm and only weighing 0.8 kg. The SHOGO device is powered by ARM processor (iMX-51 Cortex A8 2H2010) and has a 256MB DDR RAM. The device has an internal storage space of 4GB which can be increased by adding an external memory card. Like many other tablet computers, the SHOGO tablet has support for Wi-Fi along with a handy Ethernet support as well. The device has integrated camera as well as mic for making video calls.
The display has a 10.1 inch LED backlit display supporting maximum resolutions of 1024×600 pixels. Depending upon usage, the battery will last for 4-8 hours. Currently the SHOGO tablet device is only released in Japan with a price tag of 56,800 JPY or roughly 670 USD which includes shipping and tax.
ASUS 12-inch Tablet EP 121
ASUS is now planning to launch ASUS Eee Pad EP 121 and is most probably coming in this summer. This Eee Pad is designed with amazing features which are far better and advanced than the running Eee Pads from ASUS.
The prominent features include:
• Intel Core Duo CULV (low voltage processor)
• Webcam support
• 10 hours battery time
• Windows 7 Premium OS
Due to the smart dimension and light weight of the EP 121 tablet it is easy to carry anywhere and also the display screen is wider than the previous ASUS tablets having 10-inch display. As news are coming, it is also expected that the Eee Pad can play video for 10hrs like the iPad does, if this could happen than this Eee Pad will get the similar popularity as Apple’s iPads have.
Google’s Android Coming this Summer with Ice Cream Flavor
Anonymous sources reported that Google is planning to launch its new Android version for mobile phones which is named as Android 2.4 Ice Cream. It is expected to launch either in this June / July 2011 or somewhere around Google’s IO conference at the beginning of May 2011.
Its bit confusing that Google has assigned this version as Android 2.4 as release of Honeycomb 3.0 version is about to due in the start of this year, so it might be possible that Google probably do some changes in the version like Honeycomb will be released as 2.4 but these are all hypothesis we just have to wait for the launch of coming Android versions and enjoy their flavors.
It is confirmed that Android Ice Cream will be released after Honeycomb as it has become an ethical behavior of Google that it releases its android version in alphabetical orders i.e. Donut (D), Eclair (E), Froyo (F), Gingerbread (G) and Honeycomb (H) with the next iteration in the list of releases Ice Cream (I).
Apple Bringing Unlimited iTunes Download
According to a leading news channel, Apple is trying to make a deal with record companies that would allow it to offer unlimited downloads for iTunes music purchases, citing three people with knowledge of the company’s plans. It’s only logical: if you buy an iPhone application in the iTunes App Store, and by chance erase it, or buy a new iPhone, you can download it again. But currently you cannot do that with the music you buy on iTunes, and Apple is approaching to change that.
Apple is now negotiating with Vivendi’s Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and EMI. If the negotiations became successful, the deal would allow iTunes users to download music they’ve purchased to several devices: iPhone, iPod and iPad.
Apple iPad 2 Forces Samsung to Review Galaxy Tab 10.1
The Apple iPad 2 is out now and the whole world is after it. Without any doubt, Apple has made the iPad 2 more overwhelming and spectacular than the original iPad, so much so that the diverse competitors out in the market are a long way behind the iPad 2 as they still haven’t caught up with the technology in the first iPad, said by Steve Jobs at the iPad 2 launch event. As a matter of fact, rumors are spreading that Samsung is planning to reproduce the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in order to compete with Apple iPad2.
The report claims that a Samsung corporation executive has exposed that the company wants to improve the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in order to compete directly with the Apple iPad 2.
Lee Don-joo, executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile division, said that Apple has presented new challenges for the South Korean company with a thinner mobile gadget that is priced the same as its predecessor.
“We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate,” Lee told Yonhap News Agency. “Apple made it very thin.”
Though, it is not only the technical issues that concerned Samsung. The best thing that Apple did with the iPad 2 prices was that it retained those of the preceding iPad, meaning that Apple did not raise the price for the Apple iPad 2. So Samsung obviously needs a competitive pricing model in order to compete with Apple Corporation.
The 7-inch Galaxy Tab was priced at nearly US$900 without a two-year contract from mobile operators, while the price of the iPad 2 starts at $499, with the most expensive model costing $829. Samsung did not announce the pricing details for the 10.1-inch tablet.
“The 10-inch (tablet) was to be priced higher than the 7-inch (tablet) but we will have to think that over,” Lee added.
Steve Jobs made it clear in his keynote at the iPad 2 launch event, that 2011 will not be the year of the imitators. On the other hand, I believe that the iPad competitors in the market ought to move on from actually copying, and building to become just like the iPad, relatively they should do something distinctive with their own tablets, they should not let their imagination die, Apple hasn’t, nor with their tablets, Macs, iPhones, iPods and many more others, the manufacturers need to see further than that, may be then we can see some real iPad 2 competitors in the market.
Apple has launched a new iPad Dock for their next generation tablet, iPad 2 called The iPad 2 Dock! This dock is part of Apple’s new range of accessories for the second generation iPad, which include the new HDMI adapter, and also their new iPad 2 Smart Covers.
The iPad 2 Dock is made to work with the new slimmer design of the iPad 2 (33% slimmer than the original iPad). It supports other iPad 2 accessories including the iPad Camera Connection kit and the new Apple Digital AV Adapter.
The design is neat and sleek-looking! This dock serves as a personal hub for all you stuff! It gives you easy access to all the ports for syncing or charging, and the audio line out port for connecting to powered speakers via an optional audio cable. Pricing information is not available as of now, but of course, we’ll keep you posted as soon as we have that information!
Apple iPad 2 In UK from PCWorld Starting March 25
We’ve been covering pints to get the Apple iPad 2 from, in the US, subsequent the March 11 shipping date of iPad 2. Talking about the United Kingdom, it is absolutely one of the possible markets of Apple, and surely enough PCWorld United Kingdom has scheduled the Apple iPad 2 for March 25 release. We also reported the Apple had retained prices of the original iPad, and that is also shown in the image above. PCWorld now lists the original iPad only for £329 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model.
The iPad 2 release hits UK and another 25 countries starting from March 25, a full two weeks after the iPad 2 launch in the United States of America. Currently, there are four points from where the new iPad can be bought in the United States. Best Buy, Sams Club, Walmart and Verizon are all part of that list. It is good to see that chaps in the UK now have yet another point, other than the Apple Retail Stores in United Kingdom to line up at, for the Apple iPad 2.
Windows Vista SP2: What to Expect
I've gotten a number of emails about Microsoft's next major update to Windows Vista with SP2. Although I published a short description of this service pack on the SuperSite for Windows before Microsoft announced SP2 last October, I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't provided any substantial updates since then--which is particularly odd because I've been using various versions of SP2 with Vista on a Lenovo ThinkPad SL500 since last fall. So let's take a look.
First, Microsoft will almost certainly ship SP2 to the public in April. This follows three major prerelease milestones, including Beta 1 in late October 2008, Beta 2 in December 2008, and, most recently, RC1 late last week. I've installed each of these releases, in turn, on that Lenovo laptop, on which I also test the Internet Explorer 8.0 RC build.
Before getting into the functional changes in Vista SP2, I should point out that this release will be a shared, common update between Windows Server 2008 and Vista. This is possible because Microsoft has now aligned its client and server OS releases--so when Server 2008 shipped last year, it did so with the code for SP1 included. Moving forward, customers will have a simpler task of testing and deploying service packs. (This release also creates the strange situation in which SP2 is the second service pack for Vista, but the first for Server 2008. But I'll try not to dwell on that.)
From a functional standpoint, SP2 is nothing like Vista SP1. That is, it doesn't include major functional, reliability, or performance improvements. Instead, SP2 is largely a traditional service pack, aggregating all of the hotfixes and other updates that Microsoft has released since SP1. (And yes, as a result SP1 is a prerequisite for installing SP2.) Thus, Server 2008 SP2 and Vista SP2 systems should be almost completely compatible with software and drivers written for Server 2008, Vista, and Vista SP1.
That said, SP2 does include some minor functional updates. After all, time marches on, and Microsoft needs to address emerging trends when possible. Functional updates in SP2 include:
Windows Search 4.0. Available now as a separate update for Vista, Windows Search 4.0 offers better performance, enhanced Group Policy support, and the ability to index encrypted files.
Bluetooth 2.1 support. Also available now as a separate update called the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless, this update supports the latest version of the Bluetooth wireless standard.
Blu-ray data disc writing. With SP2, you can natively write to Blu-ray data discs from the Vista shell. (This functionality doesn't include creating Blu-ray movies.)
exFAT file system support improvements. Microsoft developed the Extended FAT, or exFAT, file system as a more modern file system for flash devices such as USB storage. (That is, it overcomes the 4GB file size limit from FAT/FAT32 and can handle more than 1,000 files in a single folder.) Microsoft added exFAT support to Vista with SP1, but with SP2 that support is extended to include Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) timestamps, facilitating file synchronization across time zones.
Wi-Fi improvements. SP2 utilizes Windows Connect Now (WCN) technologies to simplify Wi-Fi configurations (this functionality is also available now as part of the Windows Vista Feature Pack for Wireless). Wi-Fi connection performance is also improved when resuming from sleep mode.
VIA 64-bit support. With SP2, Vista now supports 64-bit VIA microprocessors.
Power management improvements. The default power management policies are approximately 10 percent more efficient than before, according to Microsoft.
In addition to the changes noted above, some SP2 changes are Server 2008-specific. For example, whereas the original shipping version of Server 2008 included a prerelease version of the Hyper-V virtualization solution, the final shipping version of Hyper-V 1.0 is included in SP2. (Customers could previously download this version for free.) And Hyper-V brings with it one free guest OS installation with Server 2008 Standard Edition, four free licenses with Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, and an unlimited number of free licenses with Server 2008 Datacenter Edition. SP2 also cleans up some Terminal Server license key issues.
Finally, SP2 includes a service pack clean-up tool (compcln.exe) that permanently deletes older versions of the RTM- and SP1-based files that SP2 replaces. Employing this tool can save disk space, of course, but it can also be used to reduce the size of future installation images.
If you're interested in testing SP2 and aren't on the beta list, Microsoft will likely make the RC1 version available via MSDN and TechNet soon. (The December Beta 2 release is currently available.)
Windows 7 Theme for Vista
Have you been looking for a good ? The following Windows 7 style for Vista is one of the best and fully supports Windows Vista SP1 and SP2. If you want to for Vista any Windows 7 themes, then grab this one!
This Windows 7 theme includes new taskbar buttons and changes the explorer borders to look more like the Windows 7 default theme.
How to install Windows 7 Themes on Vista
Of course you will need to patch your UXTheme files on Vista, but no worries we have this covered.
You can read a tutorial how to install Windows 7 themes on Vista here.
You can read a tutorial how to install Windows 7 themes on Vista here.
How to install Windows 7 Themes on Vista
Download Windows 7 Vista Theme
You can the Windows 7 here:
Download Free Windows 7 Style for Vista
I will soon be posting a tutorial how you can install real Windows 7 themes on Vista, stay tuned!
Useful Functions of Windows Vista
Detailed knowledge and information about the best functions of Windows Vista are discussed here. The successor version of Microsoft Windows XP is Windows Vista, which is so much useful, and it provides everything that you need to know more and more about Microsoft’s next Operating System. There are countless operating systems of Microsoft Windows, but Microsoft Windows Vista is leading than the all others. The first and exclusive version of the first Windows Vista PCs is introduced in the month of January 2007. Windows Vista incorporates in many different editions, but the Ultimate, Business edition and Enterprises editions are leading as compare to others.
Windows Vista is, in fact, a unique line of operating system, which is designed by the Microsoft in order to use on Home PCs, Laptop computers, business desktops, Media Center PCs and other Tablet PCs as well. All the developments of new Windows Vista were completed in the month of November 2006. This software was released in different stages to computer software and hardware, retail channels and business customers. The best and foremost edition of Windows Vista was introduced in the entire world on 30th January 2007.
Functions of Windows Vista
Windows Vista has many different changes and latest features as compared to the others. Windows Vista usually contains updated graphical user interfaces, redesigned search functions, visual style dubbed Windows Aero and other numerous multimedia tools. Windows Vista helps the users to manage their PCs according to their requirements very easily and efficiently. You can also backup all your pictures, files and folders through the protection function of Windows Vista. In order to keep your children more safe and sound, Windows Vista imposes parent-guided restrictions. The features of Parental Control also guides you that how to use the PC by your kids.
Digital Photography in Windows Vista
You can easily find and use thing via Windows Vista. With the functions of instant searching in Windows Vista, you can easily find your desired files and pictures by typing few letters of that file on your computers. With easy downloading system, you can get Windows Live Photo Gallery, Messengers, Mails, Movie Makers, etc. Windows Mobile phone also assists you to do a lots of PC-type things while you are on the go. If you want to get the best and most admirable digital photo experiences, download Widows Live Photo Gallery without any cost. You have millions of different options for showing your photos on your Personal Computer. You can also automatically organize you photos in the camera by date and time with the help of Windows Live Photo Gallery. You can also make different types of slideshows on this operating system and easily share with your online friends.
Windows Vista also desires to increase all the levels of communication among the machine on home networks. You can easily communicate all your home networks by using peer-to-peer technologies in order to simplify digital media and sharing files between computer and other devices of computer. Windows Vista contains the latest version of 3.0 of .NET Frameworks that help software developers in order to write applications without the usage of traditional Windows APIs.
Imation Apollo 500GB 2.5" Portable Hard Drive
A few days ago I took a look at a Verbatim 160GB 2.5" portable hard drive and I found it to be a decent little product, but today I’ve got the Imation Apollo 500GB 2.5" portable hard drive for review. The Apollo is well made, looks nice, is small and portable and actually averages out to be less expensive per gigabyte when compared to others out there.
So read on to learn more about a great little portable hard drive…
The Apollo comes in an attractive box with pictures and a bit of information on it.
Included with the Apollo is the usual documentation and a dual connection USB cable to provide additional power if need be.
I have to saw that the Apollo is a very attractive portable hard disk, when I first opened it I was very impressed not only by it’s looks but by how small it is. The Imation Apollo seems very well made, it feels sturdy and rugged, and it’s lightweight.
Here is the Apollo compared to a couple other 2.5" enclosures I have on hand, it’s easily the smallest:
On one end of course you’ll find a USB connection, the mini style of connector, on the top you’ll also find a small LED indicator that glows blue when powered and blinks to indicate activity.
Of course I was curious and had to pull it apart, something I would highly advise against, besides being very difficult to get apart it’ll most likely void any warranty on the product. Opening it up I found a Samsung HM500LI 500GB, 5400RPM 2.5" hard drive.
Imation Apollo 500GB 2.5" Portable Hard Drive
Imation Apollo 2.5" Portable Hard Drive
The Imation Apollo 2.5" Portable Hard Drive offers high-capacity mobile storage for data, photos, presentations, videos and music in a pocket-sized device that is lightweight, stylish and extremely durable. The Apollo drive is fully USB 2.0 powered and does not require an additional power supply. A blue indicator visually shows when data transfer is in process. The Apollo Hard Drive is available in 160GB, 250GB, 320GB and 500GB capacities, and comes with easy-to-use Total Media Backup software that is compatible with both PC and Mac.
* The sleek, ultra slim design easily fits in the palm of your hand or briefcase pocket.
* Fully USB 2.0 powered, no additional power is required
* Available capacities include 160GB, 250GB, 320GB and 500GB
* Easy-to-use Total Media Backup software included
* Three year limited warranty
Size (LxWxH): 127.4mm x 80.9mm x 17.2mm
System and Software Requirements:
* Windows® 2000, XP, Vista
* Macintosh Mac OS 10.2.8 and above
* Linux® 2.4 and above
* Total Media Backup software compatible with PC and Mac
Before I get into any testing, Imation did include some backup software already on the drive, you just have to install it. It’s called Arcosoft Total Media Backup, and personally it’s not something I would like to use as my backup software..
Total Media Backup just blanket copies or backs up everything with the parameters you set, you can’t go in and specify certain folders of files to be backed up. You can select the formats, like MPG, DOC, AVI and everything else, but it just searches you hard drive for these file formats and backs them up. You can select full backup or incremental, where it only backs up new files added since the last backup.
Checking the Arcsoft website I found that the version included with the Apollo is a scaled down version, the full version includes burning capabilities as well and a few other features.
Don’t get me wrong here though, Arcosft Total Media Backup could be useful to someone, just not me personally. It’s a great, easy to use backup software solution for those that might not have much experience with this type of thing, in the right hands it could prove very useful and worthwhile.
A few days ago I reviewed the Verbatim 160gb 2.5" portable hard drive, so I thought it would make a good comparison for the Apollo, and compare to another I’ve got on hand and the OCZ Rally2 Turbo Flash Drive.
I used SiSoft Sandra 2009 Removable Storage Benchmark for testing and comparison, higher scores are better.
From all of my time reviewing I’ve learned that it seems the larger things get the slower they are until technology catches up with them, and obviously this is very true here. The Speeds aren’t the greatest, but it’s not really a good comparison either, it would work much better if I had other 500gb HDDs to compare to, but it gives us a general idea anyway.
Personally I’ll take the capacity over the speed any day, the Verbatim was only 160GB, while the Imation Apollo is 500GB, so yeah I’ll take the slower 500gb over the faster 160gb….
The Cheapest I found the 500gb Apollo online for was $172 plus shipping and the cheapest I found the Verbatim online for was $98 plus shipping.
Which, without shipping averages out to 61 cents per gigabyte, while the Apollo averages out to be 34 cents per gig, the Apollo is a much better deal.
The Imation Apollo is an excellent choice overall for you portable storage and backup needs.
The Apollo might not be the fastest, but it is the cheapest on average per gigabyte from what I found online, and as I said I’ll take the larger capacity over the speed anytime.
The Apollo looks great, it’s small and lightweight making it very portable and it seems well made.
The only suggestion I could make is that Imation should include a carrying case with it to protect the Apollo and carry the USB cable around with you easier.
-Small and lightweight
-Seems well made
-Low cost per gigabyte
-Not the fastest
-Included software is basic