For: Backlit Keyboard, bundled 3d Vision kit, excellent sound qualityAgainst: Expensive for its configurationToshiba has announced some new laptops for the Indian market in various price changes. And one such laptop happenned to be a 3d capable entertainment laptop, Satellite A660-X5310. This latest 3d laptop and is powered by Intel Core i5 560M processor. It sports a dark chocolate brown shell and has glossy finish with textured surface on lid.
Category: PC & Linux
Jump lists of all browsers show frequently and recently accessed pages. They also allow you to pin specific sites there for quick access.
The system tray of Windows 7 keeps users up-to-date with messages. However, you may want to determine which icons and notifications appear there.
For: Very good cooling, Silent, DisplayPortAgainst: Bulky design, No HDMIAsus is know to launch some good custom cooled graphics card and Asus Direct CU graphics card is the latest offspring of Asus Radeon lineup. This GPU is based on the Radeon HD 6950 with a mammoth custom heat sink.
It seems like Google Chrome OS is not going down after all. Sony Insider has reported that Sony has preparing two major VAIO models, a Hybrid PC and another with Chrome OS.
Remember what we told about the Flash vulnerability, the massive security threat that Adobe identified in its Flash Player, Acrobat Reader Software? Well, shockingly enough, it hasnt yet taken the internet and ground productivity to a halt, but Google is been proactive and patched the flaw by itself. The fix is applied to its own browser Google Chrome. Firefox and Internet Explorer will have to wait for Adobes fix which is expected any minute now. It is still good to know someone is looking out for the security of our data, even if it is someone already has the access to most of it anyway.
AMD has not given up hope in the Phenom II series quad-core processors and is planning to release another high-end Black Edition processor in the Phenom II series. The new Phenom II X4 980 will be clocket at 3.70 GHz and will be based on the Deneb core with a Thermal Envelope of 125W.
For:Great design and build,Good speakers,Nice and easy to use layout,Decent performance,Excellent battery lifeAgainst:Slightly pricey, No discrete GPU Dell is known for making good performance laptops that suit different budgets. The Dell Inspiron 15R is such a laptop that fall under mid-range category. The Dell Inspiron 15R sports a new look by dumping the old plastic look and feel for new sleazy brushed faux-metal finish on the lid. The black matte keyboard and touch-pad are recessed which allows for flat and clean look. The entire keyboard is closer to the screen allowing more room to place your palm.
Microsoft's latest update of Internet Explorer 9 hits 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours, it's not a big milestone on browser downloads in first 24. But, Microsoft is keen to make it a big hit. A post in the Internet Explorer's official blog make use of the word 'wow' to explain the download numbers of IE9 in a day. But, with 8 million downloads Firefox3 got a Guinness World Record for the most software downloads in a day on 2008. Given Firefox for both Mac and PC, but it still beat Microsoft Windows' new browser 3 time over. Anyways we like IE9, but we still think lot of modesty goes a long way.
Google has released a WebM Plug in for Microsoft's latest browser Internet Explorer 9. So, Internet Explorer 9 now got WebM Plug in support with 'Preview' from Google to make Internet videos more friendly. As a technology preview, the users are able to play all WebM videos just like the good Internet overloads intended them to, despite the fact that an additional download is needed. Microsoft said that it will allow for support and it appears to be following up on its word.
The much touted Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 has been released and available for download and is available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 with over 39 language support.Microsoft has unleashed Internet Explorer 9 at the South West Interactive (SXSWi) event in Austin, Texas. Corporate VP of Internet Explorer, Dean Hachamovitch, has explained the hardware acceleration of IE 9 in Windows 7 and Windows Vista platforms.
Adobe has published a security advisory in reponse to a critical security issue in Adobe Flash Player. This vulnerability affects the flash player for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and Android, it also imapcts authplay.dll componet included in the Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader X. So the entire population of the internet are affected by this, So the warning was the vulnerability discovered may cause crashes and potentially permit hijacking of systems. This issue also affects the company's Reader and Acrobat Software Products. The better news now is Adobe has found it's being actvely exploited 'in the wild' through .swf file embedded in a Excel spreadsheet, but a fix hasn't been found until the beginning of the next week.