DESKTOP FACE OFF !

The last decade saw an unprecedented rise of sales in the already well established computer industry with the companies like HP etc bringing out new, better (read All-in-one) Desktops s to the market.

However all of us understand that there is no dearth for computer’s around the market and hence you’ll need to streamline your search for your ‘perfect’ Desktop.

We at Technorrati will help in your quest ……

  1. Acer Revo RL-100 UR20P : Acer Revo RL100-UR20P
    • PROS Compact chassis. Wireless trackpad/keyboard combo. Decently sized 750GB hard drive. Blu-ray player. Can play 1080p online videos.
    • CONS Low benchmark numbers. External power brick. Excessive bloatware.
    • VERDICT For such a slim PC the Acer Revo RL100-UR20P is able to squeeze a Blu-ray player, a wireless trackpad/keyboard remote, and a slew of other features for an inexpensive, sub-$600 price. Amazing !
  2. Dell Vostro 470 : Dell Vostro 470
    • PROS Up-to-date hardware. Strong performance across applications.Expandable.
    • CONS Default warranty covers only one year.
    • VERDICT The Dell Vostro 470 delivers fine performance and a robust-enough feature set to be your go-to sub-$1,000 business PC of choice.
  3. Lenovo Thinkcentre Edge 31 : Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 71
    • PROS Nice Price. Decent performance. Good interior room. Serial and Parallel port. Multi monitor support.
    • CONS Only 180W PSU. Only 30-day Norton Internet Security subscription. No next gen ports like HDMI, DisplayPort, eSATA, or USB 3.0. No TPM.
    • VERDICT At just over $500, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 71 gives you enough power to get your non-demanding business users a PC of their own.

Hope you found this review useful

iPhone 5 – The greatest smartphone – Really ??

The hype created before the launch of the iphone 5 was anything but unusual . The success of the previous generatitions and the legacy of its late founder steve jobs all made the iphone 5 the biggest news in the world . Much was expected from the company’s flagship device . So… does it fullfill the expectations .. lets see

DESIGN

Pick up the iPhone 5 and you will instantly find that the Phone is amazingly light. You’ve probably heard the numbers by now (20 per cent lighter than the predecessor, as well as beating most of the opposition too at 112g. The overall effect of the phone is a chassis designed for strength & it just sits more anonymously in the pocket.

You’ll obviously see the change in height too – the iPhone 5 stands 123.8mm tall to allow for the larger 4-inch screen

We’ve tested both the ceramic white version and the anodised black, and the two tone effect on the back of the phone is stunning, both visually and under the finger.

It doesn’t beat the sheer beauty of the HTC One S  but it’s well-set in second place.

PERFORMANCE

The phone , with its A6 core chip is an excellent performer . period. Applications work seamlessly and the user interface is slick and fast .

MULTIMEDIA

The apple application store has the largest number of applications and is one of the best in the market now. With and improved user interface iOs 6 , Improved siri , more applications and a phenomenal  camera . thephone surely is a multimedia powerhouse.

However , older applications suited to the 3.5 inch screen have not been upgraded yet and have black bars on each side to cover up space. Disappointing.

BATTERY

You get up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 8 hours of browsing over cellular networks, and up to 10 hours of video playback. Nothing to write home about but decent enough.

VERDICT

The iPohe 5 is surely a good phone on its own but it does not justify its apple badging and with the release of the samsung galaxy S4 …apple surely has some catching up to do .