Monday, April 7, 2014
Sony Vaio Duo 13

Sony launched the Vaio Duo 13 as a part of the revamped lineup of Vaio Ultrabooks in the year ending 2013. The predecessor to this device was the Sony Vaio Duo 11 which had failed to impress potential buyers even though it attempted to combine the best of an Ultrabook and a tablet device to create a dynamic yet comfortable device for use.

The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is definitely an improvement over the Vaio Duo 11 as the criticisms against the latter have been taken into due consideration by the company.

Appearance and hardware

The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is actually a Windows 8 Hybrid with a well-thought out design and look. Sony is known for coming up with stylish devices and Sony Vaio Duo 13 definitely lives up to that reputation. It is quite an attractive looking ultrabook that measures 13 x .8 x 8.2 inches. Available in two colors of black and white, it weighs around 2 pounds and 14 ounces.

A standout feature of the Vaio Duo 13 is the hinge mechanism that allows conversion from a tablet to an ultrabook. The screen actually slides up revealing the QWERTY keyboard and docs at about 120 degrees. An added accessory to the Sony Vaio Duo 13 is the N-trig active pen.

A significant improvement seen in the Vaio Duo 13 is that the battery life has been escalated to a potential 10 hours as opposed to the measly 4 hours battery life of the Sony Vaio Duo 11. This can largely be attributed to Intel’s new Haswell processor, as it is far more energy-efficient. The Sony Vaio Duo 13 does not come with a VGA port but an HDMI to VGA adaptor. It also includes a Ethernet to Wi-Fi adaptor.

Camera

There are two cameras in the Sony Vaio Duo 13- a two  megapixel front-facing camera as well as an eight megapixel rear. The lens of the front facing camera is placed at a suitable angle for a video chat.

Ports and Buttons

The ports included in the Sony Vaio Duo 13 are:

  • Audio Jack (3.5mm)
  • Input for charging
  • Two USB Ports (Full-sized 3.0 ports)
  • Combo SD/HD Duo card slot
  • Full sized HDMI

There is also an NFC (Near Field Communication) radio which is a cool feature to be added to the ultrabook.

The display of the Sony Vaio Duo 13 is 1080 x 1920 Triluminos IPS. Sony has managed to achieve quite a powerful screen for a hybrid device. The colors literally pop out as the screen is so bright and sharp.

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Monday, March 17, 2014
Video Equipment

Many times we need certain video equipment like projectors and laptops for events like seminars, conferences and trade shows among others. Instead of buying these equipment, it is much better to rent them for a short period of time and return them back when they are no longer required.

Renting these devices is an inexpensive and convenient choice that is offered by certain computer rental companies. Here are some of the major benefits of renting video equipment from a computer rental company

Choice of opting for the latest models

Most of the time, the latest models of laptops and PCs won't be available for purchase. However, there is a good chance that these latest devices will be there for the taking if you approach rental service agencies. These agencies provide a comprehensive set of choices and you can test these devices before making a decision on renting them.

Inexpensive and cost effective

These companies offer the customers with a number of choices and those who have a tight budget are likely to have their problem solved with this option. These companies also sometimes offer a discount when you need a lot of devices; in such cases, you can opt for the package that suits your needs.

Technical support available for the usage of the device especially during the time of breakdown

If by any chance you face problems in handling the devices, you will get the required technical support from these rental companies. A lot of renting agencies also offer 24/7 helpline service.

Delivery of the equipment to the place of venue

More often than not, these rental companies will deliver the equipment wherever needed and you do not have to worry about moving these fragile devices. Good transportation service is needed especially in case of transferring equipment like plasma screen and large bass speakers and all this is taken care of by these rental companies.

Expert advice when it comes to choosing the right equipment for your special needs

Many people are clueless about the kind of equipment they will need for their event. However, the rental companies can show you the right way. You just have to tell them some basic information like the size of the audience and the type of venue for which you need the equipment.

You may not get these benefits if you decide to buy these equipment and you may even have to handle the transportation on your own.

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Monday, March 10, 2014
Epson Home Cinema

To start with, all three of these projectors provide excellent quality and are popular among thousands of buyers worldwide. Also, each projector suits a different consumer. The comparison made here is purely based on the specifications and the price value of the product. The list seeks to aid those who do not know yet which kind of projector would benefit them the most.

The Epson Home Cinema 8350

The Home Cinema 8350 by Epson is priced extremely competitively, as it has top-class specifications for much less than the other two. However, this is the most basic of the three projectors mentioned. It has a good resolution of 1920x1080 HD.

The general brightness is also fair, at 2000 lumens. Of all the spec differences in the products, the contrast ratio is perhaps the most dispersed.

The 50,000:1 ratio is far less than the counterparts. However, you cannot expect to have an extremely high quality lens at a low price. The lens does have a manual focus and zoom.

The 2.1x zoom is relatively high for the projector’s capacity. It is one of the most practical projectors in the market. If you use your projector sparingly, it is advisable to purchase the Home Cinema 8350 as it gives you great quality and output for about $1,000 lower than high-end projectors.

The Panasonic PT AE8000U

Panasonic has always come out with some of the best hardware devices for home use. The PT AE8000U is no different. This projector too has an HD 1920x1080 resolution, ensuring the best viewership among most projectors. The light output is 2,400 lumens, enough to view various details on screen clearly.

The contrast ration is definitely much higher than the 8350, but that comes at a fair price. The ratio is 500,000:1; ten times better than the Home Cinema projector.

The Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB

This model is perhaps the neatest in terms of design. However, it is not very aggressively priced. $2,600 for a projector can be quite a hefty amount. The specifications are brilliant, though, and this should make up for the large price tag.

You could try the design at any projector or computer rentals and see the 2,400 lumens output and the 600,000: 1 contrast ratio of the well-designed system. The device also includes 3-D glasses.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
Samsung LCD Monitor

Many businesses and individuals around the world need a computer to properly function. The capabilities that a computer has is much more than what an average human can process which is why many companies and individuals invest a lot of money into it.

Generally, companies will buy the product from a wholesale shop as the company will require many computers for their employees. As such, the company will have to spend a lot of money to purchase them and along with the CPU, the company will have to also purchase a monitor.

Samsung is one of the leading technological companies in the world. It is a leader in the market and it is known for its quality products. The company also provides LCD monitors that are user-friendly and of high quality. There are computer rental companies that rent out their Samsung LCD monitors to the general public. Here are some reasons why it is a great idea to rent a Samsung LCD monitor from rental companies.

Lowers your cost

The first thing a customer will notice while renting an LCD monitor from a rental company is the major difference in cost. In order to buy an LCD monitor, that too in bulk, it becomes a costly affair for a person or company that requires more than one piece. Also, renting an LCD monitor is much cheaper. The rental company only charges its customers a fixed amount that must be paid on a periodic basis such as a week or a month.

This rental cost is far lower than the total price and will help the customer save up on a lot of money for the same service. The best part is that the customer gets a Samsung LCD monitor, which is a top of the range model and highly recommended by technological reviewers. The customer in turn gains a lot, financially, from renting a Samsung LCD monitor.

Services Provided

Along with the equipment, customers are also given free services such as setting up of monitors in the designated areas and network installation. The customer does not have to spend time in setting up the monitors as it will be done by the rental company. In addition to this, the rental company also gives the customer free upgrades and updates for the monitor that are not provided in other retail stores. Thus, the customer is guaranteed quality equipment when they hire from a rental company.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014
Reasons to Rent any Toshiba Computer

Over the years, computer manufacturers have increased their production to meet the growing demand for desktops and laptops. The number of computer manufacturers have also increased with many companies investing in the development of better and faster computers. One computer manufacturer that has stood out among the rest is Toshiba. The Japanese technology company has provided its customers with a range of computers and laptops that have won the hearts of many people around the world. Their computers have been rated in the top 10 laptop brands in the world in 2012 and 2013. Here are a few reasons why you should rent a Toshiba computer from a computer rental company.

Quality guaranteed

The first thing that you will notice once you start using a Toshiba laptop is the high quality in design and performance. One of the key characteristics of Toshiba laptops is that it has a unique, sleek design which is great to look at and comfortable to use. Another characteristic that you will find when using the laptop is the speed at which the applications and programs work. This technology company specializes in creating computers that are top of the range and use the latest equipments and software to enhance its performance. This means that you get great value for money when you rent a Toshiba laptop from a computer rental company.

Display and audio

Another feature of Toshiba laptops that has stood out is its display and audio. One of the computers that has stole the show in 2013 has been the Satellite U845W which has a bright display, filled with rich and vibrant colors. When it came to audio, Toshiba's notebooks stunned many critics and reviewers, as the laptops provided robust sound and crystal clear quality. Case in point is the P845t which was equipped with Harmon Speakers with a SRS Premium Sound 3D software which together, makes for a powerful sound.

Software

A person familiar with Toshiba will know that the company spends a lot of time in pre-loading its laptops and computers with a wide range of utilities. These utilities include PC Health Monitor as a diagnostic service and ReelTime, which allows users to access recently opened websites and opened files. Another great utility that is seen in Toshiba products is the Eco Utility, which helps in conserving battery life. The Bulletin Board in the computer's user interface allows you to paste bookmarks and images on to a virtual board.

Monday, December 23, 2013
Lenovo Idea Centre B500

Computers have been the biggest craze every since the earliest versions of the product were released over five decades ago. Since then, nearly every individual is after a laptop or a PC in order to stay connected on Facebook, play high-graphic video games and create music on music productions software.

As the years have gone by, many companies that create these computers and laptops are becoming more innovative and creative with their products. One of the products that has really stood out is the Lenovo IdeaCulture B500 all-in one computer. Here are some of the reasons why you should rent this computer from a computer rental company.

What is an All-in One Computer?

Computers these days have grown from wide screens to smaller ones. This is mainly due to the fact that people are more interested in the computers of which are flexible and can be used for many functions. Users of laptops are interested in the product as it provides many services to them. Thus, companies like Lenovo have decided to incorporate the same concept in their All-in one computer desktop.

Features

The screen of the computer is a 23-inch LED Screen with a LED-backlit matte finish. The computer is able to give more than 1920x1080 resolution. The computer runs on an Intel Core 2 Quad Q48900s  and the RAM runs 4GB. The HDD is a whopping 1TB worth of Space.

Users of the laptops will have no hesitation when it comes to running multiple programs at once as the Lenovo IdeaCenter is fitted with six USB ports and a wireless connectivity. One of the drawbacks about the Lenovo All-in Computer is that it will come with the 64-bit Windows Premium edition and not the Windows 8 theme and user interface.

Performance

Packing such high performances into one computer is phenomenal. The researchers of the computer have ensured that it delivers the highest quality of service from an electronic device. The computer takes about a minute to boot which is very low and good at the same time. Researchers have tested the computer out by playing high-graphic video games in order to see the frames per second.

Also, in terms of multimedia entertainment for various people's house, the laptop acts as a secondary speaker as it has desktop front-faced JBL speakers which have excellent sound quality. Users of the computer will find the sound clarity much higher than the MSI Wind Top AE2220's speakers.

Monday, December 16, 2013
HP Blackbird – To Rent or not to Rent?

Ever since the first computer was sold in the market around 50 years ago, the computer industry has gone from strength to strength. There are many companies nowadays that are creating computers that are breaking the limits of technology on a daily basis. One of these companies is HP. HP has managed to take a firm grip on the computer industry by creating the most sophisticated and most dynamic computers and laptops in the world. In light of this statement, the company has released another product into the market that looks like it will change the world of computers – the HP Blackbird 002.

This computer desktop is a collaboration between Voodoo PC And HP to create one of the best gaming systems on the planet. The name of the system was taken from a reconnaissance plane called the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. The computer aims at overthrowing Alienware, Falcon and Northwest to be one of the greatest gaming systems in the world. Here are some of the reasons why you should rent this computer if you are die-hard gaming fan.

Build

The design and look of the computer is very intimidating as the black finish and ribbed exterior adds to the futuristic appearance the developers at HP were looking for. Although the front panels are made from plastic, they are still one of the best plastic materials in the market. In comparison to other gaming systems such as the Alienware or the Falcon models, the HP Blackbird looks like a beast. The top case of the desktop has a pop-up media car reader and FireWire and USB ports which can be hidden away when not in use. This is a great way of making the system have a clean appearance. The LED lights inside the system lights up the back panel which makes hooking up a gaming peripheral much easier.

Performance

The fact of the matter is that they HP Blackbird is a gaming system. The computer is created and designed for gamers who are enthusiastic about high-speed gaming and excellent graphics. As this computer is one of the best there is, the 115 frames per second at 2560x1600 resolution comes at no surprise. It is the fastest PC when it comes to being a multimedia hotbed as it scored 42 seconds on the Windows Media Encoder test. These features only scratch the surface of why you should rent this computer from a computer rental company.

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Why Gamers Should Rent the Maingear Shift Super Stock

There are many companies in the world that are creating desktops built to withstand any program that is thrown at it. These companies are also focusing their attention on creating gaming desktops as they know that desktops able to handle high-graphic and visual intense games are the ones that customers will buy. With the global economy going for a twist and many people losing out on jobs, customers who dream of owning a desktop are seeing their chances slip away.

Therefore, when you want to get the best desktop in the market at an affordable rate, why not rent the Maingear Shift Super stock from a computer rental company. Here are some of the reasons why you should.

Build and features

From the outside, the desktop looks like it has eaten its competition to form an intimidating machine. The desktop contains an Intel core i7-3960X Processor which clocks at 4.8GHz and it is also liquid cooled. The desktop packs a mammoth 16GB RAM that is made up of 4GB sticks as well three Radeon HD 7970 Graphic Boards to give users the best experience that you can ever get from a desktop.

Apart from the equipment that make this computer one of the quickest, its 3 TB of space makes it the best solution for your desktop needs. If you are planning on processing very intense visual programs or programs that require high-speeds, this is the system that you should pick and do not even give it a second thought.

Performance

Performance is what this computer was built for. Although the asking price for this computer is around $8,000, the quality of performance that it gives is worth every penny. If you require a computer to handle day to day tasks, do not buy this system. If you need it to process video files, use Adobe Photoshop or play high resolution video games, this is the computer for you.  When developers gave Crysis 2 a shot at this desktop, the results were beyond imaginable.

At a resolution of 2560x1600 pixels and at regular settings the desktop produced a monumental 95.4 frames per second and at maximum settings, it produced 80.2 frames per second. Any computer that is able to process 60 frames per second and above is a computer that is worth its weight in gold, especially if it gives 30 frames per second extra.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

In the computer industry, there are many laptops and processors that are being created which are challenging every single obstacle that comes in their way. These obstacles include, high-speed performance, life-like display and amazing user interface and there are many companies that are surpassing this on a daily basis. In the case of Lenovo, the company has managed to create a laptop that makes any other laptop look like a calculator that you can type words on. Here are some of the few reasons why you should rent the Lenovo Yoga 11S from a computer rental company.

Design

There is no doubt that the name of the laptop tells the customers what it can actually do – Yoga. In terms of its design, the screen of the laptop can bend backwards and forwards . The laptop is designed to make the laptop bend in so many ways so that it becomes convenient for the user to view the screen. The laptop has dual functioning which means that it has a 11-inch screen that acts as a touchscreen tablet as well. You can use the touchscreen function as well as the QWERTY keypad whenever you need it.

Performance

The Lenovo Yoga 11S is equipped with an i7 processor and it can be complemented with a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM to give you an ultra performing device. This laptop defies the confines of laptop engineering with regard to its performance and exceeds all the expectations that are normally associated with ultrabooks.  However, in comparison with other laptops of the same i7 processor, the Lenovo Yoga 11S is a couple of steps behind. Although daily functioning such as web browsing and word processing is still very high, it's responsiveness to heavier programs is the only disappointment.

Conclusion

The Lenovo Yoga 11S is a pioneer with regard to its flexibility and high-speed performance, However there are many laptops in the market that are challenging this one for the top spot of 'best 11-inch ultrabook'. The fact of the matter is that Lenovo Yoga has done well in many of the expert's books and has had rave reviews since its launch. There is no doubt that the price of the laptop is pretty high for an ultrabook that is just below 'great'. But it still is one of the finest laptops that you will get in the market at this time.

Lenovo Yoga 11S
Monday, November 25, 2013

Computer hardware manufacturers compete to rapidly reduce the prices of components while increasing performance by storing more and more data. The main aim for any hardware manufacturer is to deliver cheaper and better parts quicker than any of their competitors. Parts that are able to store large amounts of data do not come cheap though.

Cutting costs while improving performance in systems

Computer Ram

Organizations invest lots of money in R&D to develop systems that are able to manage multiple tasks because of higher RAM capacities and more spacious hard drives at the lowest possible costs. One way to decrease costs is to work on economies of scale. Hardware components need not be unique. Processors and microchips are generally the same in shape and size. This makes it possible to manufacture millions of pieces.

The more the number of pieces, the lower is the cost per piece. The issue arises when manufacturers have to change the physical design of parts. Hardware related to the body of laptops and computers must be changed as per design specifications made by companies, so it is not possible to produce a large number of pieces to cut down on rates. In this case, producers have to cut down on material costs.

Changes in sizes of devices

Due to the size of the business, manufacturers are able to buy raw materials in bulk. This helps keep the rates minimal. Though the trend has been the same for the past many years, it looks like preferences in sizes are changing. Earlier, companies would compete to produce the sleekest and smallest designs possible. Now with the introduction of tablets, tabletop PCs and large mobile phones, it seems that manufacturers do not want to continue downsizing their products.

However, it is generally the size of the screen alone that is increasing today. The norm still remains where devices are meant to be very thin. Also, manufacturers are trying to keep the hardware as light as possible. People today prefer to carry their devices with them so that they can work on-the-go. Carrying a heavy product can be inconvenient. Computer rentals allow you to get a feel of products before making purchases.

The future of hardware

In the era of supercomputers and light-speed (literally) information processing systems becoming available, the future of hardware is on shaky grounds. It is difficult to determine what the next trend is going to be. Though performance is one important factor, customers may want changes in design.

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