Lenovo ThinkStation E50 Review

Lenovo ThinkStation E50 Lenovo is hoping to lure game developers and others to its refreshed workstation line, the ThinkStation. Lenovo is also pushing the green angle on the ThinkStation series. The S20 and D20 are Energy Star 5.0 certified.   A long time ago, laptop manufacturers used desktop components to keep costs down. Taiwanese manufacturer ECS, for example, shoved a desktop processor into a laptop form factor without the battery and called it a desknote (desktop and notebook). Video About Lenovo ThinkStation Now Lenovo has gone the other way, using laptop components in a desktop computer – and it, kind of, makes sense due to economies of scale. Using the same components across different parts of your product portfolio means that you can theoretically bring down the bill of materials and have more flexibility in your supply chain. Meet the Lenovo ThinkStation E50 (90BX0018UK), which is also known as the ThinkCenter E50. It uses an external power supply unit, a 65W model, just like a laptop, to power the base unit, rather than an integrated one. If something goes wrong with it, you only need to send the PSU back rather than the whole thing, plus this method saves up to a third compared to a traditional desktop power supply. Read more Source:Desire Athow Image Source:Vernon Chan...

All You Need to Know About Apple MacBook 2015

Apple MacBook 2015 Apple packed a ton of new tech into the 2015 MacBook, but thanks to a completely redesigned interior, DIY repairs on this laptop can be a real nightmare. The 2015 MacBook isn’t just a thinner, lighter version of the MacBook Air. Apple has completely redesigned the laptop from the ground up and unfortunately, those changes also make DIY repairs a real nightmare. The 2015, 12-inch MacBook comes in two base hardware configurations (1.1GHz CPU with 256GB storage and 1.2GHz CPU with 512GB storage) and three colors (silver, gold and space gray). Our gold test unit, had a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and Intel HD Graphics 5300. Video About Apple MacBook 2015 All the new MacBooks have a Retina Display, and Apple went with a single USB-C port instead of separate power, USB and display ports. They did however, leave the 3.5mm headphone jack. The keyboard has been completely redesigned. The mechanics under the keys, the actual keys themselves, and the lighting is all new. The new MacBook also has Apple’s Force Touch trackpad, which the company used on the 2015 MacBook Pro. And those are just the changes that you can see on the outside. There’s lots more to see on the inside. Read more Source: Bill Detwiler Image Source:Jun...

Samsung Galaxy Young: with Jelly Bean despite its budget price

Samsung Galaxy Young The Samsung Galaxy Young is a low-end smartphone by Samsung Electronics which was released in March 2013. Like all other Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy Young runs on the Android mobile operating system. The phone features a 3.27 inch TFT LCD touchscreen. The Galaxy Young is one of the cheapest Android phones we’ve seen, having dropped from around £90 when we first reviewed it last year to just under £50 today. This may look extremely tempting and, frankly, for a throwaway phone it’s not a bad deal. But as you’ll see from our review, there are quite a lot of sacrifices you’ll have to make for not spending £30 or £40 more. Video About Samsung Galaxy Young You get a good-looking phone for your money, which feels well made. We like the soft-touch plastic on the rear, which is similar to that of the Galaxy S3 and S4, and the silver sides manage to make the phone look classy rather than tacky. The Young is a compact handset, with a small 3.3in screen, but is a relatively chunky 12mm thick. We liked the extra thickness, as it meant we could keep a firm grip on the handset despite its small width and height. Like many budget phones, the Young has a 320×480-pixel screen. For Android to look its razor-sharp best we like to see a minimum of 480×800 pixels, and the Galaxy Young’s text is slightly on the blurry side. There’s also a significant amount of grain, but the screen is certainly usable. Read more Source:Chris Finnamore Image Source:paul...

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release date, price & specs rumours

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is definitely coming in September 2015, so we take a look at what its best features will look like. It could include features introduced on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. After a period of slight stagnation, with iterative changes to its smartphone line, it’s fair to say that Samsung’ back with a bang with its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets. Made of metal and glass, with all-new internals, these new handsets are massive improvements over their predecessors. They’re also good clues as to what Samsung will do with its stylus-controlled phablet Galaxy Note range. Here we’re rounding up all of the current rumours to find out what the Note 5 has in store for us. Video About Samsung Galaxy Note 5 PhoneArena has reported that Samsung has confirmed in a presentation for analysts that it’s planning to release a UHD 4K (3,180×2,160) smartphone display in 2015. All of the current evidence points towards the new displays going into manufacturing in August, which would tie in nicely with the Note 5’s rumoured launch date of September at IFA (see below for more details). Apparently, Samsung is ready to produce two displays: a 5.78in display for the Edge variety and a 5.89in version for the regular flat-screen version. That would give the displays incredible pixel densities of 762ppi and 748ppi respectively. Having these panels is one thing, but there are some issues to take into account. For starters, we’re definitely getting diminishing returns from higher resolution phone screens: will we really be able to tell the difference between 2K and...

Asus Zenbook UX305: A Macbook Alternative

Asus Zenbook UX305 The Asus ZenBook UX305 is one of the best and most affordable Ultrabooks available now.  Asus has answered this call for thinner and lighter machines with its own Intel Core M powered ZenBook UX305. Intel’s Core M mobile processors are revolutionising what we expect from an ultra-portable laptop. The new chip is at the core of the much-hyped new 12in MacBook. However, Apple isn’t the first to market, with a number of Windows-based laptops coming out. Better still, the chips aren’t exclusive to top-end devices and can be found in laptops under £700. Enter Asus with the 1.2kg Zenbook UX305 – which at £650 is almost half the price of the new top-end MacBook. Video About Asus Zenbook UX305 This stunningly thin laptop takes full advantage of the low power consumption and low thermal footprint of its 0.8GHz Intel Core M-5Y10c processor. 800MHz may sound pathetically slow, but keep in mind that it can Turbo Boost to an impressive 2GHz when thermal conditions allow. If we didn’t know what processor was inside the laptop, we’d have guessed it was a Core i3. The advantages of such a low-power processor are clear. First, the laptop has a fanless design meaning it’s completely silent no matter how heavy a load it’s under. As a result, it’s thin (just 12.3mm) and extremely light thanks to the lack of a heavy cooling system. The thin design means you’re left with just a single micro HDMI output, SD card reader and no Ethernet port alongside the 3 USB3 ports and 3.5mm audio jack, although that’s a heck of a lot more...