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Until recently no one could have thought that a 15 inch portable can be lighter than most of 13-inch notebooks out there. But Samsung, with their new Series 9 ultrabook has made it happen. Most users will be surprised with its thinness when they look at it. Read more below to find out if Samsung Series 9 pays back for its price tag.

Technical Specifications of Samsung Series 9

  • Processor: Intel 2nd generation Core i5-2467m (1.6 GHz)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • Memory: 8 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB SSD
  • Display: 15 inch SuperBright HD LED display (1600 x 900)
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, 1.3 megapixel front camera
  • Ports: 2 USB 3.0, USB 2.0, microHDMI, micro Ethernet, VGA, mic/headphone jack
  • Dimensions: 14 x 9.3 x 0.58 inch
  • Weight: 3.8 pounds

Overview of Samsung Seris 9

If you have come across 13-inch Series 9 notebook, you can definitely point out Series 9 15 inch ultrabook in the herd of portables. Built with aluminum unibody, Series 9 reflect bluish grey contrast. Its shiny chassis hardly catches any fingerprints on it. Overall looks of Series 9 are quite attractive with its design portraying just right amount of dynamism in width that widens a bit towards rear to accommodate ports. It measures 0.58 inches at thinnest point. Weighing 3.8 pounds with this thinness, Samsung Series 9 is the best one to carry around.

Keyboard of Samsung Series 9 ultrabook has well spaced and appropriate sized keys. However, its backlighting does not live upto expectations leading to many typing errors if your fingers are yet to be familiar with keyboard. Touchpad of this ultraportable also has some flaws. It is much responsive to the touches on lower side than those at upper side. Before Elan driver update, upper side of touchpad was close to unresponsive. But this issue has been resolved to much extent now. There are no dedicated keys at the bottom of touchpad to distinguish left and right click.

Display of Samsung Series 9 is its prominent factor. Measuring 15-inches, this SuperBright display blows your mind off with whooping 1600 x 900 resolution. As claimed by Samsung, this display offers similar results even when viewed in direct sunlight. Viewing at wide-angles is also not an issue. Watching movies and videos on bright display becomes more fun with loud and clear sound of Series 9. Sound may get chirpy when at its peak, but with the help of Audio Control Panel, you can tweak with speaker settings to make it sound perfect. However, to access audio settings, you must have to explore notebook at deepest possible.

Samsung Series 9 features 1.3 megapixels front camera that allows you to record videos at resolution of 1280 x 1024. Talking about overall performance of Samsung Series 9, its configuration consisting of 128 GB SSD, Intel Core i5 processor and 8 GB RAM works above average giving out excellent results. With power of SSD and Fast Boot utility, Series 9 boots Windows 7 Home Premium in mere 16 seconds. It takes tiny 2 seconds to wake portable up from sleep mode.

Price of Samsung Series 9

Samsung Series 9 offers excellent performance and portability. It lasts for 7 hours with continuous Wi-Fi usage. Intel HD 3000 graphics allow decent frame rates for gaming. The configuration that we have mentioned above can cost you around $1,499. You can get more information about Samsung Series 9 from official Samsung website.

If you found this review interesting, you can check out reviews of other notebooks categorized under Computer section of The Geeks Club.

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It was month of November when we reported about how 40% of laptop market will be dominated by Ultrabooks in 2012. We also predicted possible changes in designs where a “convertible” ultrabook might debut in market and so it did in MWC 2012 when Lenovo unveiled Yoga. MWC 2012 also noticed unveiling of large number of new Ultrabooks.

You can buy Computers in Mumbai. Considering our responsibility to guide you when it comes to buying a gadget, The Geeks Club lists down best ultrabooks available in market.

Best Ultrabooks Available in Market

Toshiba Portege Z835- P370

Toshiba unveiled Portege series of Ultrabooks as low-priced Ultrabooks available in the market and their strategy worked. Though Portege bears a budget friendly look, Toshiba has not compromised system performance. Powered by Intel Core i5 processor and 6 GB RAM, Portege 835-P370 comes with 128 GB of SSD. Little bit cramped keys are accompanied by backilighting that makes sure your typing goes smooth. Weighing 2.5 pounds, Toshiba Portege Z835-P370 has 13.3 inch screen with excellent viewing angle. However, it has a disappointing battery life of 5 hours that might take customers away from it. This beast can cost you around $1,049.

Technical Specifications of Toshiba Portege Z835

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2467m
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • RAM: 6 GB DDR3 clocked at 1333 MHz
  • Hard Drive: 128 GB SSD
  • Display: 13.3 inch Widescreen HD TruBirte LED display (1366 x 768)
  • Communication: 802.11 a/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, Webcam
  • Battery: 45 W 8-cell Li-ion battery

Acer Aspire S3

Acer Aspire S3 was first Ultrabook to compete with ultrathin MacBook Air and we can say it is giving some serious competition to the Apple product. It’s low price, incredible features and Acer’s credibility are plus points that attract customers.

Keyboard of Aspire S3 is quite different with arrow keys cramped together in smaller space. It’s 13 inch display boast similar resolution as that of any ultrabook but wide-angle viewing is slightly cumbersome. It features hybrid storage of 20 GB SSD meant for Windows 7 boot and 320 GB HD for storage purpose. Acer offers 3 varying configurations for Aspire S3 and Core i5 configuration can cost you around $799.

Technical Specifications of Acer Aspire S3

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2467m 1.6 GHz
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3 clocked at 1333 MHz
  • Storage: 20 GB SSD, 320 GB HD
  • Display: 13.3 inch HD LED Display (1366 x 768)
  • Communication: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0

Asus Zenbook UX31

Carved out of single aluminum, Asus Zenbook UX31 have stunning looks and equally powerful performance. Carrying 128 GB SSD inside, this ultrathin notebook boots in seconds; let alone wake up time after sleep. Its large touchpad resembles MacBook Air but keyboard may become an issue for some fast typers. With on-going video playback, Zenbook UX31 can last long for 6 hours. It features USB 3.0 connectivity for lightning fast data transfer. With its HD support and SonicMaster technology used for sound, watching movies on this portable is always fun. This light weight ultrabook can cost you around $1049.

Technical Specifications of Asus Zenbook UX31

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2557m processor
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3 clocked at 1333 MHz
  • Display: 13.3 inch HD LED Backlit display (1600 x 900)
  • Storage: 128 GB SSD
  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n WI-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
This ultrabook is also available in configuration with Intel Core i7 processor and 256 GB SSD.

HP Envy  14 Spectre

HP Envy 14 Spectre is next gem from Envy series where HP has taken design ideas from HP Envy 14, reduced its weight dramatically and added excellent features to it for better performance. Excellency of this portable starts with its looks; having a 14-inch screen covered by Gorilla glass and HD LED display. Thanks to NFC enability, you can now connect to Android devices. It is powered by Intel Core i5 processor and offers 128 GB SSD storage for faster performance. Its keyboard is very well spaced making typing comfortable but touchpad has Gorilla glass covered over it that requires some practice before getting used to. It is available in varying configurations. One listed below is priced at $1399.

Technical Specifications of HP Envy 14 Spectre

  • Processor: Intel Core i5- 2467m
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • RAM: 4 GB DD3 RAM
  • Storage: 128 GB SSD
  • Display: 14 inch HD LED backlit display (1600 x 900)
  • Communication: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

It is completely your decision whether to call this portable a tablet, a notebook or an ultrabook, thanks to its convertible nature. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga is an eye-catcher with its out-of-bounds design functionality. It is basically a notebook that can be converted into a tablet. It can be used in four different design modes namely Notebook, Tablet, Tent and Stand. One more exciting feature of this device is its operating system. 13.3 inched Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga will run Microsoft Windows 8. It is expected to be available in Q3 2012 with price tag of $1,586.

Technical Specifications of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

  • Processor: Intel Core i series processor (expected)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 256 GB SSD
  • Display: 13.3 inch HD LED display (1600 x 900)
  • Communication: 802.11 n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Dell XPS 13

There are many custmoers out there who can just buy a product cause it is manufactured by Dell. Dell Inc has gained trust of its customers with clinically designed and power-packed products. Dell XPS 13 is no exception to it and with its configuration and features; it is one of the best ultrabooks available in market currently. Its elegance appeal with metal finish and rounded corners are enough to attract customers. It is probably thinnest ultrabook available in market. Widely spaced keys, Gorilla glass protection, bright and clear screen adds to its functionality. It is available in varying configurations and prices. One with Core i5 processor, 4 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD can cost you around $999.

Technical Specification of Dell XPS 13

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2467m 1.6 GHz
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • RAM: 4 GB Dual Channel DDR3
  • Display: 13.3 inch TruLife WLED display (1366 x 768)
  • Storage: 128 GB SSD
  • Communication: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0

Samsung Series 5

It is a bit confusing to categorize Samsung Series 5- whether it is notebook on diet or an ultrabook with optical drive? No matter what you name it; its performance says all. Grey aluminum finish hardly catches any particle on it, not even your fingerprints! Its design feels solid and sturdy. With power of Sandy Bridge processor, this portable can perform all tasks you can ask for. With 128 GB SSD, 6 GB RAM and Core i5 processor, Samsung Series 5 is available to shop at $849.

Technical Specifications of Samsung Series 5

  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2467m
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • RAM: 6 GB DDR3
  • Storage: 128 GB SSD
  • Display: 13.3 inch HD LED display (1366 x 768)
  • Connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS

Apart from ones listed above, there are many promising ultrabooks models available in market. We will keep our readers updating about new and best ones as they get revealed. Till then, stay tuned with The Geeks Club for latest exciting updates in the world of computing.

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When it comes to syncing among devices running on similar platforms, it is very difficult to overlook Apple’s dominance. Thanks to AirPlay, it has been easy to sync data between your desktop running Mac and portable device running iOS.

Aerodrom – An AirPlay Receiver for Windows:

There have been many attempts by developers to dedicate an app for Microsoft Windows users allowing them to stream data like music, videos and photos with iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch but results were not satisfactory. Now with new app named Aerodrom, this integration can be easily established. Read below to know more about how to AirPlay content from iPhone to Windows platform.

We are all aware of how AirPlay allows hassle-free data integration among Apple products; Aerodrom works in similar fashion as Airplay receiver for Windows users. Provided that your Windows system and iOS or Mac OS powered device is on same local network or wi-fi network, Aerodrom can work effectively producing satisfactory results.

Aerodrom is a paid app but free demo version allows you to sync photos and videos only. For transferring music across devices, you must get its paid version which can cost you around $9.99.

Setup Aerodrom

Once you download the demo free version of this app, it can be setup following few simple steps.

  • Step 1: It is important to initiate multitasking capability of iPhone by double tapping home button.
  • Step 2: Scroll around to find AirPlay button
  • Step 3: Activate AirPlay Mirroring and then select Photo or Video from your device to transfer.
  • Step 4: Hit AirPlay button on screen and you are done!

Here are some features of full version Aerodrom app that you can get for 9.99 Euro.

  • Photo and Video Streaming using iPhone/iPad/iPod Photo app or Video app
  • Slide-show and Audio streaming from iDevices to Windows system
  • YouTube streaming using YouTube app for iPhone
  • AirPlay permitted third party app support
  • No limitations on amount of data to be streamed
  • Localization support
  • Frequent updates
  • Free minor upgrades for registered users

The demo as well as full version of Aerodrom can be downloaded from official website Funky-Factory. In environment of mixed system where users have PCs as desktop and iDevices as portables, apps like Aerodrom play vital role. Are you using Aerodrom? What are your views? Let us know in comments below.

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Even if you are not the one who keeps oneself abreast with latest trends in technology, you must be aware of Angry Birds. Rather, most of you must have already played it on your Smartphones, tablets or in Google Chrome. Creators of this mind-blowing game has come up with next version named Angry Birds Space. As the name suggests, Birds have crossed limit of the sky in this newest version where battle with egg-stoler continues in the space. In addition, this game will now be available on iOS, Android, Mac and even on Windows. Read below to know more.

Angry Birds Space introduces us with new battlefield where gravity is a major factor. Gravity pulls by nearby planets changing  directions of attack add more fun and difficulty in the game. Moreover, you are set to use some new superpowers and also there are some new birds! Angry Birds Space has many levels with each one opening up new part of galaxy in front of you. CEO of Rovio, Mikael Hed was spotted saying

“This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide. This launch marks a huge step for us as a company, and our whole team and partners have really pulled together to bring out a fantastic array of exciting products and experiences. We hope that our fans will find all things Angry Birds Space as delightful as the Rovio family does.”

Angry Birds Space is set to sport as many as 60 interstellar levels. As confirmed by the officials, free upgrades are already in the line up and will be released periodically. In-app purchase is set to feature even more content with iOS being the first one to offer it. Gameplay has been optimized to run on Retina Display on New iPad. It gives you one more reason to buy New iPad, isn’t it?

Angry Birds Space have many surprises like hidden levels and in-game goodies. To download this funky time-eating game on your iPhone or iPad, you have to spend $0.99. For Mac, it can be downloaded from Mac App Store for $4.99. For Android Smartphones, Angry Birds Space is available in Google Play Store for free! You can also download and play it on Windows desktops for $7.83.

Watch this official introductory video of Angry Birds Space to take a sneak at what is in the box!

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YouTube is undoubtedly our trusted resource for videos. Be it a movie theatrical or song video from world famous rock band, you can enjoy it on YouTube for free. YouTube even allows its users to upload their favorite videos through their account, which is actually a reason of redundancy of videos with similar name. This makes it difficult to find out official and genuine videos several times.

Till today, what we could do was let all relevant videos buffer and then go through them to find out which one is official. While doing so, many of us must have thought why we do not have a utility at hand or feature that could simply  preview YouTube videos before watching them? Well, YouTube itself has made precision for you. Read below to find out three ways of previewing videos before watching them on YouTube.

A Sneak Peak

While watching any movie or short film on YouTube, we are excited about what will happen next? Well, now you can actually take a sneak peak into what is going to happen at given time spot. Just hover your mouse onto any time position you want to preview and a thumbnail preview will appear floating over seek bar. You can just click there and video will start from that point.

An Array of Thumbnails

Suppose you are watching a TV series like Sherlock where each and every detail can be linked in later scenes. And there you are in concluding parts of the episode where Sherlock Holmes make reference to the previous part in episode pointing out look on the face of victim. This is the time where your memory rebels and what you can do is go back and watch that scene. Where to stop while hovering through seek bar? Here is where an array of thumbnails can help you. A click and a tray of thumbnails will appear with each one showing scene at that particular time. Searching made quite easy, isn’t it?

Zoom into Seek Bar

YouTube is currently loaded with many full time movies. Now imagine that you are watching one such movie with long seek bar. You want to watch that very scene at that particular instant but it is hard to locate that minute length scene on seek bar of 2 hours length. Well, YouTube allows you to zoom into seek bar. This feature allows seek bar to zoom into 1 minute and 30 seconds time slot at any moment so that locating that exact second become easier.

YouTube is fun to explore and with these features, now you can have more fun with it. What you think? Share your views below.

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Though Windows 8 Consumer Preview Event was the biggest software release attraction at Mobile World Congress, Mozilla’s new mobile operating system also attracted many pupils. Named as “Boot to Gecko”, this new operating system from Mozilla is developed using HTML5 and is aimed at most of today’s Android devices along with some low-profiles phones. Here is a quick glance at features of this new mobile operating system.

Open Source Operating System

Boot to Gecko is open source mobile operating system like Android. Officials claim developers post source code updates as soon as it is finalized unlike Android who sometimes hold back updates source code. Companies like Telefonica has shown interest in creating devices running Boot To Gecko. Mozilla is expecting that more companies will show interest in their new mobile OS considering it will work best for low-end devices. Being open source, Mozilla has decided to allow manufacturers to make tweaks in OS as they want including changes in interface.

Boot Speed and UI

Mozilla Boot to Gecko is not fastest but offers faster boot time than average Android Smartphone. Mozilla’s booth at MWC 2012 displayed Gecko on Samsung Galaxy SII, on which this new OS looked stunning. Lock screen resembles to that of Android with time displaying at the center. However, unlocking resembles to Windows Phone 7.5 where user swipes finger up or down to unlock.

Once unlocked, at the top there is a status bar containing battery indicator, Wi-Fi indicator, data connection, time and more. Home screen is divided into 3 x 3 matrix of “tiles” like sections with each dedicated to some app. With 3 such different panels, you get 27 total “tiles” to play around with. Swiping through them is very smooth.

Apps and Graphics

It is HTML 5 support that allows Gecko devices to use web apps directly on device. Best thing is running web apps doesn’t kill processor capability and installation of these apps is as easy as pasting URL of particular app by locating where it is present on web. One more benefit is you can run these apps even when Gecko device is not connected to Internet. Though Boot to Gecko Marketplace is not live as of now but Mozilla is planning to make it live sometime soon.

If screen is supporting HD playback, Boot to Gecko allows them to run on device. It also supports OpenGL bases animation displaying excellent graphics and deep, vivid colors. Running on Linux kernel, Boot to Gecko requires access only to few hardware components like GPS, accelerometer, camera and more. For Android devices, Gecko will put its code on top of Android’s hardware abstraction layer to make it run smooth.

Based on Linux Kernel, designed using HTML5 and soon to be flooded with different apps, Boot To Gecko can be real competitor in coming years. However, when a device running this new OS from Mozilla camp will get released, picture about future of this OS will be more clear then.

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This Mobile World Congress was rocked by devices running all new Tegra 3 chips. Samrtphone and Tablet manufacturers like HTC, LG, Samsung and others revealed their quad-core devices at MWC 2012. Nvidia, following the release of Android devices powered by their new chipset, announced 5 new games specifically designed to run on Tegra 3 powered Android devices. As these games are designed to run on four cored processors and 12-core GeForce GPU, get ready to get ultimate gaming experience on your Smartphone or Tablet.

Sonic The Hedgehog 4- Episode II

Following the Sonic legacy, second episode of The Hedgehog 4 has 17 new levels. This game has taken full advantage of extreme powers of  Tegra 3 chips by offering dynamic backgrounds and real-time water effects. In addition, a gaming experience in 720p HD resolution is also possible on compatible devices. The game also features co-op mode bringing old Tales from Sonic into picture.

Golden Arrow THD

This one is also designed to take full advantage of graphics power of Tegra 3 chipset. The game includes high resolution gameplay, textures, light shadowing and more. It is an action game filled with explosions, gun shots and violence. If it fits in your favorite genre, no other device but Android powered by Tegra 3 can provide you heavenly experience.

Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD

If solving interesting mind-stretching puzzles is perfect idea of gaming for you, then Hamilton’s Great Adventure fits your genre. Character named Sasha The Bird is your true sidekick. This epic strategy game is replica of what you can expect on PC version. Dynamic levels put challenges in front of you and cracking them leads to next level. DirectX 11 with Tegra 3 optimization and power of quad core makes gives real life gaming experience.

Eden to GREEEEN THD

This one is a free Android game built on unreal engine. Quad core scaling, high quality patterns and pure fun makes this one best from its category. Eden has many natural resources and some machines from another planets, aliens as you would say, have arrived to grab those resources from him. They have destroyed beautiful surroundings. With the help of remaining Flora, who are ruthless plants, you fight back with alien machines to protect natural resources.

Dark Kingdom THD

The story of the game beings with a national hero who moves out into the world in the search of his lost father. In the way to find about your father’s location, big beasts come to fight you. Beating them will provide you with spirit stones that can be used to upgrade weapons and armor. This game is an excellent action play and with Tegra 3 it has become more realistic.

Many quad core Tegra 3 powered Smartphones have been launched at MWC 2012. You can download Nvidia Tegra Zone app for Android to get an update as soon as these games are available for your device.

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Apple has caught attention of all mobile experts currently present at MWC by announcing an official iPad related event on March 7 in San Francisco. There had been rumors about this event to take place in first week of March and now it seems that those rumors have turned out to be true. At The Geeks Club, we will be live blogging about iPad event on March 7 as we did at the launch of iPhone 4S. Apple invite has reached to media biggies and it reads “We have something you really have to see. And Touch”.

There have been many rumors about specification of next generation iPad. According to latest ones, iPad 3 will feature similar size as that of its predecessor but with highest resolution screen ever. Named as Retina Display, if believed to be true, display of iPad3 can boast a resolution of 2048 x 1536. If you cannot understand its magnificence on numbers consider it as double resolution of what iPad2 is currently offering.

Apart from display, Apple iPad3 can also feature faster processor than that of iPad2. This is a year of quad-core processors as can be witnessed at MWC 2012. So, Apple might install Apple A6, a quad-core processor in iPad3. However, there are rumors about A5x processor which is similar to that of current A5, a dual-core. A better GPU will be present in iPad3 if it is to offer resolution we just mentioned. Also, iPad3 is rumored to have 4G LTE technology.

Though there is no word on camera to be installed in iPad3, we can expect something better than what iPad2 have. A front camera capable of capturing 720p images is another expectation.

We will be updating you with every possible word from Apple campus. We have also covered MWC 2012 on The Geeks Club. Stay tuned to stay updated about happenings in tech world.

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On day 2 at Mobile World Congress, tablet manufacturers extended the list of gadgets by introducing the world with three new tablets running on Android. It was Samsung, Toshiba and Acer who revealed Android tablets on day 2. Acer came up with variant from Acer Iconia series named A700, while Toshiba unveiled AT 270 and Samsung flaunted Galaxy Tab 2. Here is a brief look at their features and specs.

Acer Iconia A700- Overview and Tech Specs

Mobile World Congress this year have offered faster and smarter portables including tablets and Smartphones and Acer has decided to be in spotlight by making an addition to these high profile gadgets with their new tablet named Acer Iconia A700. It was showcased at booth but there is no word on its detailed specs yet. Iconia A700 has clear and bright screen boasting resolution of 1925 x 1200 allowing HD playback and better browsing experience. It is not the lightest tablet from Acer but in terms of power, this one is a real deal. It runs on Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich and also features Acer Ring feature that can be accessed even when screen is locked.

  • Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • Operating System: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Display: 10-inch capacitive touch (1925 x 1200)
  • Storage: 32 GB (microSD)
  • Camera: 5 megapixels with HD recording
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, HDMI, Bluetooth, microUSB

Toshiba AT 270- Overview and Tech Specs

Toshiba had revealed a prototype of 7.7 inch tablet at CES 2012. Now, nVidia’s booth at MWC 2012 confirmed specs of Toshiba AT 270 confirms that it is powerful performer. AT 270 is one of the thinnest 10-inch tablets in the market. Despite made up of complete plastic,   AT 270 does feel sturdy and durable. On the board, we have 3.5 mm jack and uncovered microSD slot implying that memory extension is possible.

  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Tegra 3 Processor
  • Operating System: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Display: 7.7 inch Super AMOLED display (1280 x 800)

There is no word on price and other features of Toshiva AT 270 yet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2- Overview and Tech Specs

Samsung revealed Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet on first day of MWC 2012. On second day, they announced Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with two size alternatives; one being 10.1 inch and other being 7 inch. These two tablets resemble Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 a lot and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 plus. The only difference is in operating system where newer ones are running on Android ICS.  Here is quick look at specs of both variants:

  • Processor: 1 GHz dual core processor
  • Operating System: Android ICS
  •  Memory: 16 GB and 32 GB
  • Camera: 3 megapixels rear, VGA front
  • Display: 10.1 inch display with 1280 x 800 (for 7 inch resolution is 1024 x 600)

Samsung also revealed an Android based Galaxy Smartphone named Beam. Read about it on The Geeks Club.

There is more to come in next two days from MWC. So stay tuned with us!

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LG unveiled an array of Android Smartphones at MWC 2012 catching pupils of crowd. The list includes new chic-style three L series Smartphones, LG optimus Vu and updated version LG Optimus 3D named as Optimus 3D Max. All these Smartphones have sturdy build and excellent specs. Read more below about these Smartphones.

LG Optimus L3- Impressions and Tech Specs

LG L3 is a mid-range Smartphone with descent specs to rely on. Though its tech specs are not astonishing for events like MWC, it can certainly attract large amount of customers looking for budget Android Smartphone.

LG has developed new design standard named as L-style design. Solid plastic chassis of LG Optimus L3 has metallic frame around it. Textured design is present on back to provide proper grip for holding. L3 will be available in range of colors apart from black and white alternatives flaunted at MWC 2012 booth.

Display provides bright colors but certainly incomparable to Galaxy series budget Smartphones. Running on Android 2.3.5, Optimus L3 will not be receiving OS update in future as it lacks proper hardware support.

  • Processor: 800 MHz
  • Operating System: Android 2.3.5
  • Display: 3.2 inch QVGA display
  • Camera: 3 megapixels fixed focus camera
  • Dimensions: 102.6 x 61.6 x 11.7mm
  • Price: 150 Euro

LG Optimus L5- Impressions and Tech Specs

LG Optimus L5 appears L3’s elder brother in terms of size but features processor of similar strength. In terms of design, LG Optimus L5 is stylish however opinion may differ from eye to eye. As that of L3, white back of L5 features pattern for better grip. L5 looks sturdy and durable when handled promising long-time use. There is only one key at front for accessing Home screen of Android. 4 inch display boasts 320 x 480 resolution allowing sharp and clear display. There is no word on exact price yet.

  • Processor: 800 MHz
  • Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Display: 4 inch display (320 x 480)
  • Camera: 5 megapixels fixed focus camera
  • Connectivity: 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

LG Optimus L7- Impressions and Tech Specs

LG Optimus L7 is a flagship device from L-series but to keep prices within pocket capacities of masses, LG has compromised with specs of this device too. It has great design, latest version of Android but lacks high clocked processor. L7 has got 4.3 inch massive screen with white body and chrome edges. It measures 8.7 mm at thinnest location. Such a thin device can be easily slip out of hands and thus LG has provided textured back surface. Optimus L7 has bright screen offering vivid and deep colors.

  • Processor: Dual Core processor
  • Operating System: Android 4.0
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Display: 4.3 inch displa
  • Camera: 5 megapixels camera with LED flash
  • Connectivity: 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

LG Optimus Vu- Impressions and Tech Specs

Samsung asked us few months back to decide “type” of Galaxy Note. A Phone or a Tablet? LG has decided to ask this question to the world again with their Hybrid Smartphone Lg Optimus Vu. If you din’t like idea of incorporating tablet features into Smartphone, you might not like this one too. If this Smartphone is to be used with stylus (there is an app for it already installed) then LG has forgotten to make a slot to store stylus in device. Unfortunately, this device runs on Android Gingerbread and not ICS.

  • Processor : 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Display: 5-inch (1024×768) IPS Display
  • Memory: 32GB eMMC and 1GB DDR2
  • Camera: 8MP with AF LED Flash (rear) and 1.3MP (front)
  • OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Battery: 2,080mAh
  • Dimension (L x W x D): 139.6 x 90.4 x 8.5m

LG Optimus 3D Max- Impressions and Tech Specs

LG unveiled Optimus 3D at MWC 2011. After a year’s gap, LG has come up with updated version of their smartest phone, LG Optimus 3D. LG Optimus 3D Max resembles in specs with that of its predecessor but it has higher clocked processor and better connectivity support. It is even thinner than Optimus 3D. It will be available in Korea first in March and then will be released worldwide. There is no word on price yet but you can expect heavy price tag.

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz dual core processor
  • Operating System: Android 2.3.5 (Android 4.0 upgrade already announced)
  • Display: 4.3 inch glass-free 3D display
  • Camera: dual 5 megapixels for 3D captures
  • Battery: 1,520 mAh
  • Connectivity: HSPA+ 21 Mbps and NFC

LG also released Optimus 4X HD at MWC 2012. Read about its specs and impressions on The Geeks Club. Apart from LG, Samsung, HTC and ZTE also released Android Smartphone at MWC 2012. Stay tuned with us to get spicy updates of MWC.

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