Posts Tagged ‘Asus’

Asus Eee 1620 nettop PC

Friday, April 10th, 2009

The tiny and low priced laptops or netbgooks that are mainly geared for web surfing have increasingly become omnipresent in the PC marketplace. There are nettops which are equivalent to desktops and although they are lesser known they retain the same low price and low power orientation as the netbooks. There have been several efforts at the nettops through the ASUS Eee Box and Zonbu Desktop Mini. However, as both these need an external display the monitor of the new ASUS Eee Top 1602 is in built making it the first innovative all in one nettop PC. This Eee Top pc is an excellent alternative to low price desktop computers and also as a netbook. This system is designed to run windows XP rather than Linux. Additionally the Eee Top 1602 also features a pleasing touch screen with a wider display than any low cost netbook.

When you first see it the ASUS Eee Top 1602 seems alike an all in one scaled down desktop PC. The system is in built with 15.6 inch LCD display and you can find all the components located behind the screen. Its display runs are around 1,366 by 768 resolution with an aspect ration of 16:9. Additionally unlike the Sony VAIO and iMac all in one desktop this ASUS Eee Top does not have any optical drive which means it does not have the ability to play Blu-ray movies or DVDs unless you use external USB drive. However this features of watching is anyway download and web-based.

This ASUS Eee Top 1602 features both in built wireless Wi-Fi networking and Ethernet to make it like a netbook or a powerful notebook. Therefore connecting the nettop is very easy like just hooking up the Ethernet wired router with Cat V cable. Additionally surfing the internet is also speedy like that you might expect from a netbook. During the review the QuickTime 720p videos seemed good but they can be a bit jerky when there is lot of action on the screen. However, the screen looks petty fine when viewing it, but the images washes out little steeper viewing angles. However the screen which is designed with pop-out stylus with the keyboard can support single touch. The best thing is that the screen features a matte finish which helps in hiding the fingerprints much better than a glossy one.

There is a handle built on the back of the PC which helps you to carry it from one room to another. The Eee Top is also light weighting just about 10 pounds. The other great thing is that the Eee Top 1602 is very quiet and it is hard to hear any noise coming from it. This is because it includes low power Intel Atom n270 processor along with Integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics. This system is packed with 160GB hard drive offering plenty of space for photos, music and programs. There is however just 1GB of system memory but is sufficient enough to run the pre-installed Windows XP.

ASUS N50VN-B1B laptop

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

The all new ASUS N50Vn-B1B is specifically designed as an all in all desktop replacement device which can be your next home PC. For instance, in case you use it to edit your family videos and photos or even run various applications to manage finances of your household, the 15 inch widescreen of the system offers you a fast processing parts for the multi-taskers. Additionally your children can also use it to play newest 3D games and even enjoy high quality movies through the excellent NVIDIA graphics card.

The new N50Vn-B1B from ASUS comes in glossy brown finish but it does not exactly burst with colour. This system is probably the last thing you might find in an office or a living room. It includes contemporary designs which are similar to HP HDX16t through which subtle patterns are embedded below its hard laminate. Regarding its weight the system is around 6.7 pounds which means that it is neither mainly heavy nor it makes an ideal portable device.

The 15.4 inch screen of the laptop is designed in the traditional 16:10 widescreen format giving it a great look. The traditional format of ASUS N50Vn-B1B does not give it less screen space compared to its competitors. The system has good viewable 1,440 by 900 screen resolution which is sufficient for most of the demanding multi-taskers. The ASUS N50Vn-B1B also accommodates an excellent full size keyboard and the best thing is that it also has the numeric keypad which is great for number crunchers. However the numeric keypad is only half the size compared to a normal one to preserve the comfort level and responsiveness of the keyboard.

The features of ASUS N50Vn-B1B laptop can easily satisfy any home PC user. It includes 3 USB ports which spread along the sides of the laptop. There is the FireWire port for all compatible storage devices and an impressive 320 GB hard drive which is above the average regarding capacity for a home user. In case you need some more drive space then there is an eSATA port to offer external storage is located at the front bezel. The system is also equipped with HDMI port and is much similar to Acer, Dell Studio and HP laptops. The system enables streaming of videos and photos to a bigger display like your LCD TV. The ASUS N50Vn-B1B is also designed with a standard webcam with fingerprint reader found designed between mouse buttons.

However even though the ASUS N50Vn-B1B is not a faster processor that is available, the 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor is both energy efficient and speedy. You should know that anything faster would basically compromise with battery life. Boasting a midrange processor with an outstanding 4 GB of memory actually helped N50Vn-B1B to overtake Dell Studio XPS laptop by nearly five seconds over video encoding test. The only thing that makes this ASUS N50Vn-B1B a perfect family PC is that it perfectly combines the finest performance parts with tons of features which are all includes an affordable price.

DEll Studio XPS16 review

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

The all new Studio XPS line of systems from Dell comes with a great level of prestige acting as an advanced segment for those who seek style and luxury. The new Dell Studio XPS 16 centers just that and succeeds the XPS M1530 as the new media center of Dell. As most of the manufacturers are designing the same processors and marketing their 4 GB memory with Home theatre feature and large screens, Dell has also decided to raise their bar through the new Dell studio XPS line of systems. Design has been their greatest differentiator as they use not just one but several hottest techniques in manufacturing their systems. Professionals and photographer can reap the RGB LED widescreen benefits along with the 1080p resolution without having to pay much for the system. This means that the XPS 16 has become the new Editors’ Choice in the media center category.

The lid of Dell Studio XPS 16 is obviously its main attraction which takes its signs from trendsetters like from the aluminum Apple MacBook Pro, the Leather Clad system from ASUS, the polished exteriors of HP HDX16t and it also mixes a bit from all these laptops in an elegant manner to give an exotic look. Its one part is aluminum accent, one part black leather trimming and two parts with lacquered top. With the In-Mold Decoration process, the lacquered part would surely impress any customer.

The Dell Studio XPS 16 is just about 6.9 pounds which means it not a perfect companion for travelers but is much portable compared to Gateway MC7803u. It is heavier because it uses a huge 85-Wh battery, opposed to the 56-Wh in HP system and it has its own six cell option that can bring down the weight to around 6.5 pounds. The Dell Studio XPS 16 comes with a large 16 inch widescreen and adding to the weight is the edge to edge glass screen. Additionally Dell is also promoting a slight turn to the screen of XPS 16 by calling it RGB LED screen. According to Dell this screen offers 100 percent of colour gamut when used in Adobe RGB space. This also means that movies and pictures look more vibrant on this screen.

The keyboard of Dell Studio XPS 16 is a removal from the pervious XPS M1530 model and the keys attach each other on the surface raising them to the same level. Additionally this new keyboard layout also allowed Dell to accommodate LEDs. The mouse buttons are also pleasing to use which also benefit from the LED features. The feature set of Dell Studio XPS 16 is possibly the best you might have come across in media center laptop. Although the HDX16t offers you an HDMI port and TV tuner the Studio XPS 16 offers you both the DisplayPort and HDMI technology. It includes a Blu-ray drive which doubles a CD and as DVD burner. There are also standards ports included which comprise of 3 USB ports, VGA out and FireWire Port and a USB port even doubles as eSATA port to offer additional storage.