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Vostro V131 (2011 i5) Review / Comparison to Vostro V13 (2010 – Core 2) (HD)


This is a short video review of Dell’s new Vostro V131 notebook. The video also includes a side-by-side with last year’s Vostro V13. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS – Side-by-side comparison of Vostro V131 and V13 – External Ports – Keyboard comparison – Windows Experience Index (WEI) and Specs for both notebooks – Screen viewing angles comparison SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: V131 – 13.3″ LED 1366 x 768 (HD) with anti-glare – Intel ® HD 2000 Graphics – 2nd generation Intel ® Core i5-2410M @ 2.3 GHz TurboBoost @ 2.9 GHz – 500.0 GB HDD @ 7200.0 rpm SATA II – Mobile Intel® HM 67 Express Chipset – 4GB single channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333Mhz – Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 NIC) – 3G Mobile Broadband : Dell 5550/5630 – 4G Mobile Broadband : Intel® WiMax Link 6150; Dell 5800 for Verizon LTE – WLAN : 802.11 b/g/n – Bluetooth : Bluetooth 3.0 + High Speed – Stereo headphone jack – Two speakers – Microphone jack and integrated digital array microphone – Integrated 1.0MP HD webcam 1 x Network connector (RJ45) (10/100/1000 NIC) 1 x USB 2.0/eSATA combo 2 x USB 3.0 1 x Headphone/speaker out 1 x Microphone jack 1 x 15-pin VGA video connector 1 x HDMI – SD Card Reader – 6-cell Smart Lithium-Ion 65 WHr Width : 329.3 mm (12.96″) Depth : 237.65 mm (9.36″) Height : 16.05 – 21.0 mm (0.63-0.83″) Weight : 1.85 kg (4.1 lbs) (with 6-cell battery) _______________________________________________________ V13 – 13.3″ HD LED Backlit LCD (1366 x 768) Anti-glare – Integrated Intel ® 4500MHD Graphics Media Accelerator – Intel
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Dell Inspiron 17.3″ Core i5 Laptop Unboxing (I17R-2950MRB)


Dell Inspiron 17.3″ Core i5 Laptop Unboxing (I17R-2950MRB) This our unboxing to the Dell Inspiron 17.3″ Core i5 Latop featuring a Core i5 Processor, 6GB of RAM and a 640GB HDD. Intel® CoreTM i5-460M processor Features a 3MB cache and 2.53GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz. 6GB DDR3 memory For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB. Blu-ray Disc-enabled DVD±RW/CD-RW drive Features full read support for next-generation Blu-ray Disc (BD-ROM). 17.3″ WLED high-definition display Offers easy navigation and delivers intense detail and clarity. Intel® Wireless Display Wirelessly transmits streamed or downloaded movies, TV shows, music, photos and more from your laptop, network or the Internet to your TV (NETGEAR Push2TV adapter required, not included). 640GB Serial ATA hard drive (5400 rpm) For fast read/write times. Intel® HD graphics For lush images. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV. Built-in 1.3MP webcam Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends. 7-in-1 media reader Supports Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard Plus, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card formats. 3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports For fast digital video, audio and data transfer. One eSATA/USB combo port. Built-in Dell 6250 wireless networking mini card (802.11b/g/n) Standard WiMax to locate wireless hotspots. Embedded 4G WiMAX mobile broadband technology Gives you an ultrafast mobile Internet connection. (Wireless service contract
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Macintosh Laptop: Apple MacBook Pro – Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz (17-inch)


Macintosh Laptop: Apple MacBook Pro – Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz (17-inch)
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For the latest Macintosh support visit Mac Users Guide’s Help Desk. Carved from a single block of aluminum the MacBook Pro is slim, light, and durable enough to take anywhere. Introduced in late 2008 the new aluminum uni-body a new long lasting battery, High-performance NVIDIA LED display, 8 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard dirve.

(the apparently upgraded) Wind U100
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**Updated impressions, six months later:
i still love my wind. i love, love, love it. it is my primary computer, and it is my FAVOURITE COMPUTER. i don’t find it to be under-powered (but i also ponied up for an extra GB of RAM), and the only issue i’ve had has been that the little symbols down by the light indicators have worn off. which isn’t really a big deal, since i know what they’re all for. final verdict: best tech purchase ever.

*Note: I had no idea that this was the "upgraded version". engadget tells me it is. Information you might be dying to know!:
What is its processor speed?
How much RAM does it have? 2GB
Isn’t that too much? No. No, it’s not. it’s wonderful. I can run a ton of programs at once and nothing crashes. the PC i have yet to finish has 4GB.
Which OS are you running? Windows XP, duh. look at it. I’ll probably add Ubuntu when i’m good and ready, but not right now.
How much does it weigh? Not a lot. 2lbs?
How big is that screen? 10". the only, and i mean ONLY change i’ve made is switching to Chrome, because it affords more screen real estate than firefox (which i still use on occasion. i need to stumble sometimes.) the small screen doesn’t bother me one bit.
Is it hard to type on?! No. not at all. the keyboard is only a tiny bit smaller than a standard laptop keyboard. i went from using matt’s old powerbook to this, and didn’t notice any difference in typing comfort or speed.
But how small are your hands? Small. i won’t lie. they’re small. there’s another pic in a bit of that, though.
Why pink? Why not? i like pink. it was also the only one in stock at the time, i’m told.
HDD or SSD? HDD. SSD cost more. but i’ve been good, i haven’t dropped it once. 160GB. wooo.
How long does the battery last? 4 1/2 hours. i’ve tested it. isn’t that awesome? it can go up to 6 hours if i set the brightness down, but i won’t. it’s the apparently newer 6-cell battery. it sticks out a bit, so the bottom isn’t flat, but i actually prefer this, because i like a sloping keyboard.
Is that a webcam? Why yes it is, thanks for noticing. it works well. or, as well as the logitech notebook-something-or-other-model of webcam i had a couple of years ago.
What about the speakers? How bad are they? Oh, pretty bad. but aren’t all notebook speakers tinny? i wear headphones when i want to listen to music, but for youtube videos, the speakers work just fine. the sound is clear, anyway.
What about the tiny trackpad? Or the one button? Yes, the trackpad is also small, but again, it doesn’t bother me. what DID initially bother me was how sensitive the trackpad is, and i can’t seem to find a way to set the sensitivity down. i’ve gotten used to it, though. The one button doesn’t bother me, either. the left side works like a left button. the right side, like a right button. you really don’t even notice, since you’re used to clicking to the right or left in the first place. unless you previously used a mac. then you might screw up and get frustrated, because you’ll always try to click in the middle, which does nothing. the button won’t even click.
How about the bluetooth/wireless? It’s fast. its range is good. i can sit my phone a few feet away and quickly beam over goofy photos.
How about startup/wake up speed? Ask youtube. it’s fast, though. way faster than most other windows xp notebooks i’m used to using.
Why a Wind? Why not an eee pc? The keyboard. really. otherwise the specs seem to break down exactly the same. the wind, however, has a more traditional keyboard layout, whereas the eee pc has some odd placement/sizing choices. Also, the eee pc doesn’t offer a 10" model in pink.

Back Guts
Laptop Battery

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Here’s a shot of the back where you can see the battery, laptop power adapter, and part of the motors and serial connector for the electronics.

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Apple MacBook Pro 13.3″ Intel Core 2 Duo 2.26GHz Laptop Unboxing (July 2009)


Specifications: Processor TypeIntel Core 2 Duo Screen Size13.3″ RAM (Preloaded / Maximum)2GB (Exp. To 8GB) Hard Drive160GB 5400RPM Optical Drives8X SuperDrive GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 9400M Average Battery LifeUp To 7 Hours Product Weight2.04 kg Audio TypeStereo Battery TypeLithium-Polymer Cache3MB Shared L2 Fax/ModemNot Applicable I/O PortsSee The Features Section Included In BoxSee The Features Section Network Card10/100/1000BASE-T Other SoftwareiLife 09, Time Machine, Spotlight PC Card SlotsNo Pointing DeviceMulti-Touch Trackpad Preloaded Operating SystemMac OS X v10.5 Leopard Processor Speed2.26GHz Product Dimensions32.5(W) x 22.7(H) x 2.41(D) cm Removable StorageNo Screen TypeLED Backlit Glossy SpeakersYes System Bus1066MHz

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