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The Google Nexus 7 tablet, made by Asus, sports a 7-inch screen and a bargain price tag that looks set to worry the Amazon Kindle Fire. It is also the world’s first 7-inch quadcore tablet to run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Unveiled at the Google I/O developer conference, the search engine giants worked with Asus to build a device that packs premium specs, but a not so premium price tag. When you take the Nexus 7 out of the box, it looks and feels like a tablet you would not be ashamed to take out in public. The black bezel display seems to be the standard for Android tablets these days, but Asus has given its surroundings a more aesthetically pleasing feel particularly the textured dimple-like back that sits snug in two hands making it ideal for prolonged use.
Weighing in at 340g, the Nexus 7 is lighter than the Amazon Kindle Fire (413g) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (345g). At 10.5mm thick it’s not the most slender, but this is barely noticeable in the grand scheme of the overall design of the Nexus 7.
If you’re expecting a new iPad 3-style Retina display quality in the screen department, then you’re going to be mildly disappointed. While the 1280 x 800 HD display with 216 ppi might not put it in the same category as the new iPad 3-style Retina display, in terms of clarity and vibrancy, it easily surpasses the 1024 x 600 resolutions sported by its closest 7-inch tablet rivals and proves excellent for watching movies and browsing.
The Nexus 7 sticks to a 1.2- Megapixel front-facing camera which offers decent enough clarity and quality for video calling over Skype or Google+ Hangouts.
If you’re hoping to browse the web or check emails on the Nexus 7 on the way to work, the Nexus 7 is Wi-Fi only which is immediately is going to put some off from buying one, but in a day and age where you can use your smartphone as Wi-Fi hotspot, there’s always a way around this.
The Nexus 7 is the first Android device to run on Jelly Bean, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS. The very fact this is named Android 4.1 suggests the changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary, but the additions do make for a far more sophisticated user experience. Some of the nicest new features include the improved voice search and commands which is essentially a rival for Apple’s Siri.
Then, and probably most importantly, performance. The Nexus 7 has serious power under the hood and unlike its 7-inch competitors, it packs a Tegra 3 quadcore processor that, combined with Android 4.1’s Project Butter, makes for slick navigation, an improved touch response particularly with the smarter virtual keyboard and has enough power to tackle multitasking and deliver smooth streaming video.
It’s when we get to content where we encounter the real issue with the Nexus 7. Google Play is essentially your number one source for apps, movies and books and the number of Google Play widgets on the homescreen makes this apparent almost immediately. Google announced that it would add magazine content and the ability to now purchase movies but only for US customers.
That means that South African Nexus 7 owners miss out and add in the fact that Google Music has yet to launch as well, and for a device that relies so heavily on buying content from its own store, this is clearly something that needs to be improved. This is further compounded by the fact that a tablet which is made for media consumption does not boast SD card, HDMI or USB support for either 16GB or 32GB models. That means you are going to have to rely heavily on the cloud if you are planning to pack your Nexus 7 with movies, videos, and music.
Asus claims you should get around 9 hours of tablet time which is about the same as what you can expect from the new iPad. Thankfully, the fifth battery-saving core takes care of everyday tasks like emails, updating Twitter and Facebook feeds and watching videos to help preserve battery life, which means it will comfortably get you through the day.
Putting pricing aside for one moment and the Google Nexus 7 is truly a fantastic tablet that might not be considered an iPad rival in terms of the content available and the Apple tablet’s more work-friendly credentials, but Google and Asus have thought carefully about how to make the 7-inch tablet experience the best one possible. This is evident from even the smallest things like tweaks in the Google Chrome browser to making it ideal for reading e-books. It’s not perfect just like other tablets on the market, but it’s the significantly lower cost compared to the iPad plus the power and capabilities on offer that make it perfect for someone who wants to buy a tablet but can’t justify paying over R5,000.00 for one. It’s a 7-inch haven for watching movies, browsing the web and playing games, and could be the first Android device to truly challenge Apple in terms of sales.
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Productivity, value, security and support-on-demand – check out the new 3000 series notebooks
The new Vostro notebooks are built to deliver productivity for growing businesses. They feature 3rd generation Core i processors and HD graphics, and offer an impressive range of wireless connectivity options.
In three stylish colours and three attractive form factors, the new models are:
Vostro 3360 – 13” notebook, providing outstanding mobility and performance for professionals on the move
Vostro 3460 – 14” notebook, for busy knowledge workers who don’t want to sacrifice power for portability
Vostro 3560 – 15” notebook, with more room for multi-tasking
Users can collaborate anywhere and at any time with Full HD webcam, array microphones, and Wave MaxxVoice Pro. Over eight hours of battery life deliver all-day productivity, and security is solid, including a fingerprint reader and password-protected data encryption software.
What’s more, the new notebooks are backed by our award-winning Dell ProSupport™ service, so customers can make the most of a great mix of style, versatility and peace of mind.
Vostro. Way more than business basics.
Lenovo‘s latest notebook release is the ThinkPad W520, a 15.6-inch desktop replacement packing a choice of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors – up to the 2.7GHz Core i7-2620M – along with up to 4GB of RAM, up to 500GB of hard drive storage and either NVIDIA Quadro 1GB or Quadro 2GB GPUs.
The hefty W520 has two USB 3.0 ports, a combo USB/eSATA and a DVD burner, along with WiFi a/g/n and Embedded 3G as standard. There’s also NVIDIA Optimus graphics switching, optional RAID 0 or 1, Mil-Spec certification and a new, supposedly quieter keyboard.
Best of all, you don’t have to sacrifice runtime for all that power. Battery life ranges from 8.9 to 10.7hrs, depending on which GPU you’re using. The Lenovo ThinkPad W520 is available from WebAntics Online, priced from R14499.00 Incl VAT.
The iPod nano has been completed redesigned with Multi-Touch – the same technology that makes iPhone, iPad and iPod touch so amazing. Now the iPod nano is half the size of the previous version and even easier to play. And everything you want to hear is just a tap or swipe away!.
To enter, all you have to do is visit the WebAntics Online Fanpage, ‘LIKE’ the page and then ‘LIKE’ the colour of the iPod nano that you think is the best of the lot! It is as easy as that. The colour iPod nano that is the most popular (receives the most likes) will be the prize at the end of the competition and one of the people who LIKED the same colour will go into the draw to win the fabulous prize.
So go ahead and enter and share it with your friends so they also get a chance to win!
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