Acer Aspire E 15 Review

If you want a sub-$350 Windows laptop, you usually have to settle for a dull, low-res screen; lackluster design; and mediocre performance. For $349 ($429 with Windows Office), Acer’s Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM defies those expectations, providing a colorful 1080p display, solid build quality and a reasonable Core i3 processor. Throw in over 8 hours of battery life, a DVD drive and just about every port you can imagine, and this 15.6-inch laptop is a real winner for consumers on a budget.

Design: Solid

Acer’s Aspire E 15 is made of sturdy black plastic with a dark gray, matte lid that has a subtle crosshatch pattern and texture, along with a deck that looks like faux brushed aluminum. The notebook seems to have solid build quality, because it didn’t creak or buckle during my use; the keyboard didn’t show any signs of flex while typing either.

At 10.2 x 1.5 x 1.2 inches and 5.06 pounds, the E 15 E5-575-33BM is bulky, but it’s not much bigger than other budget 15-inch laptops. The Dell Inspiron 15 5000 is heavier (5.2 pounds) but thinner (0.92 inches), while the HP Notebook 15-ba009dx (4.6 pounds, 0.96 inches thick) is both thinner and lighter. The 14-inch Asus VivoBook E403SA is a much smaller alternative, at 3.18 pounds and 0.7 inches thick.

Ports: Everything you need plus DVD

The Aspire’s thick frame leaves plenty of room for both a DVD writer and almost every conceivable port. The left side houses a full-size Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 connectors, HDMI-out, VGA-out and a USB Type-C 3.1 port that’s good for data but that can’t be used to charge the laptop. The right side contains the DVD drive, a third USB port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The front lip offers an SD card reader.

Keyboard and Touchpad: Comfy and accurate

The Acer E 15’s keyboard offers a good typing experience that’s free from any of the shallowness or flex we find on many budget laptops. The keys provide a full 1.5mm of vertical travel and require 64 grams of force to actuate, a combination which prevented me from bottoming out as I typed. I reached a strong 100 words. Many users will appreciate the dedicated numeric keypad, which makes using the calculator or editing spreadsheets easier.

The 4.2 x 3-inch buttonless touchpad provides reasonably-accurate navigation around the desktop, but its surface felt a little slippery to me. The pad seemed to have a little trouble with pinch-to-zoom, as it didn’t always respond right away when I performed the gesture in Chrome browser or Windows 10’s photo app. Three-finger swiping to switch between apps worked every time.

Display: Surprisingly good

It’s rare that you find a 1920 x 1080 display on a sub-$400 laptop, let alone a display that covers this much of the color gamut. The Aspire E 15’s 15.6-inch screen outputs at a sharp 1080p resolution with tones that are vibrant, though not always accurate, and very limited viewing angles. When I watched a trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, the reds and blues in Spidey’s costume popped, but appeared a bit oversaturated.

According to our colorimeter, the Acer E 15 can reproduce an impressive 159 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which is well above the 94 percent mainstream laptop average. That showing also trounces competitors in the E 15’s price range, such as the HP Notebook 15 (70 percent), Asus VivoBook E403SA (68 percent) and Dell Inspiron 15 5000 (72 percent).

Unfortunately, the numbers here don’t tell the full story, as the viewing angles were quite narrow. Dark images began inverting at just 45 degrees to the left or right.

Don’t try using this laptop in direct sunlight. The Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM registered just 215 nits on our light meter, well below the 276-nit category average but actually better than showings by the Notebook 15 (174 nits) and VivoBook E403SA (201 nits). The Inspiron 15 5000 (213 nits) had a nearly identical score.

LG K8 4G Review

LG has always been aggressive in the entry-level. K8 4G might be the step towards the conquest of this difficult market section. LG K8 4G travels well, it must be said. There is a shadow on this interesting device, for someone insignificant, for other important.

LG has always been aggressive in the entry-level. K8 4G might be the step towards the conquest of this difficult market section. LG K8 4G travels well, it must be said. There is a shadow on this interesting device, for someone insignificant, for other important.

Colorful and pleasant the LG K8 4G box. Its content is standard. Besides the classic manuals, there is only the wall charger, usb-micro cable and the headset from the honest realization (at least are present) .lg has compiled a list of balanced specific K8 4G. Interestingly HD display, good endowment RAM (1.5 GB), to be assessed by the 2125 mAh battery seal.

LG has designed this K8 excellently. Almost impossible to find so much attention to detail in the low-price segment. The front glass is slightly curved, ends its run on profile polycarbonate with metallic effect. The back cover (removable, great assembly, looks like a unibody device) is rubberized polycarbonate with a very interesting texture.

The LG K8 4G lines are designed to accompany the best grip, actually this smartphone lets you use a total thoughtlessness. No indeed important to do, LG has worked very well. Aesthetically K8 4G is worth much more than its official list. Oh, no need of the classical period of adaptation to use quickly back buttons.

Though from an aesthetic point of view LG K8 4G has an edge compared to its market value, the display is no exception. 5 inches, simple HD resolution, IPS technology. Ok, someone might turn up their nose to a pixel density not really high, maybe you should complain of the absence of the automatic light sensor. In any case, LG K8 4G has the color loads but natural, a white clean and sufficient blacks to not fall in the gray shades. K8 4G manages to be a good companion even during the display in the light of the sun, it must be raised the brightness to maximum, manually.

LG K8 4G comes with Android 6.0 + Marshmallow LG UI 4.0 (not the same as the new LG G5). The interface LG is definitely complete, functional and flexible. If you look at some particular function, just digging in the settings and this K8 4G able to offer the right customization.

Is there any section slimmed down compared to higher-end proposals, it is this diet that allows LG K8 4G to be always ready and quick. Without further beating about the bush, the performance of this K8 4G are thick for its price range, can handle all applications without major delays or lag. No problem with full-bodied games, in short, does everything well and has a satisfactory user experience.

Everything perfect, almost a dream for the price at which it is proposed K8 4G. The limit and there is also great (maybe not for everyone, perhaps solved). 8 GB of internal memory, 4.5 GB occupied by the system. There really is very little space for our favorite apps. No problem, you say, with Marshamallow’s shared memory with MicroSD. No, unfortunately LG did not integrate this function (only some app allows partial variation). The point is that, for a type of basic use, social and little else, 8 GB can be enough. If you want 2 or 3 more apps, memory low message will accompany you forever. Hopefully LG reintroduce the classic management of Marshamallow memory. Why limit a smartphone so successful?

Does not disappoint even the phone part, LG 4G K8 has a good enough reception, quite intense. The capsule quality is not fine but it’s still enjoyable conversation. Handsfree volume is remeber. A pleasure to write with the excellent LG keyboard.

LG K8 4G mounting an 8-megapixel camera with single LED flash. The camera management software is very clean and simple, maybe too much. The results provided in good light are almost amazing, good shutter speed and focus, discrete capture details, sufficient dynamic range and color reproduction quite accurate. The situation changes dramatically as soon as the light drops. You lose detail, images are mixed, and the focus can not be efficient at the first shot. Well the video recording in FullHD. Surprise the front camera 5 Megapixel able to give appreciable selfies with a good wide angle.

It is using LG K8 4G and one wonders, why only 8 GB of memory? The story revolves here, the only negative point of a device that always manages to surprise. Design of details, fantastic front with curved glass. complete software, rich, always fast, fluid and stable. rocky and most telephone autonomy. concrete display and good shots in sunlight close the circle.

True, very true, these damned 8 GB of internal memory might not be a limit for many people. If for you it is not, this LG K8 4G is taken without fuss. List Price 179 Euro, perhaps slightly swollen. Fortunately you can find LG K8 4G to about 144 euros, a price point much more in focus. Probably still will drop, perhaps to the point that the internal memory will no longer be a determining factor in purchasing.

HP EliteBook 1040 G4 Review

HP’s 14-inch EliteBook 1040 G4 is a solid business notebook that’s as good for play as it is for work. That’s because its bright, vibrant display offers great picture quality, and its Bang & Olufsen-tuned speakers produce solid sound. The high-powered, quad-core model offers a ton of speed, while the dual-core (Intel U-Series) model lasts over 10 hours on a charge, but neither is fantastic for typing. Still, there’s a lot to love about this laptop, especially if you will take advantage of its excellent audio.
Design

When closed, the aluminum EliteBook 1040 G4 looks like a sleek pair of silver wedges sitting on top of each other. Its matte lid and deck look somewhat standard, but its shiny, reflective edges stand out.

Weighing 3.4 pounds and measuring 13 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches, the EliteBook 1040 G4 is lighter and thinner than the 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad 25 (3.6 pounds, 13.25 x 9.15 x 0.8 inches) and heavier than the 13-inch Dell Latitude 7380 (2.8 pounds, 12 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches).

The EliteBook splits its dual Type-A USB 3 ports between its left and right sides, and both of its power-drawing USB Type-C (3.1) ports are on the right side, next to its HDMI 1.4 port. The left side also has a laptop lock slot and a headphone jack.

Display

The EliteBook 1040’s 14-inch display offers crisp, vivid images. As I watched the teaser trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, I admired how it nailed the difficult-to-display purple of Thanos’ body, his gold armor and the blue glow from Black Panther’s spear. The 1920 x 1080-pixel panel is also crisp enough to show the intricate glowing patterns that emanated from Doctor Strange’s hands.

According to our colorimeter, the two EliteBook 1040 models we tested produced an average of 113 percent of the sRGB color gamut. . That beats the 101-percent average for thin-and-light notebooks and the 77-percent score from the Lenovo ThinkPad 25, but it’s less than the 144 percent we saw from the Dell Latitude 7380.

The two EliteBook 1040 models we tested emitted 278 and 292 nits (for the 7820HQ and 7500U models, respectively) of brightness. Those marks soar above what we recorded for the Latitude 7380 (267 nits) and the ThinkPad 25 (221 nits), as well as the 253-nit category average. That’s bright enough for a solid range of viewing angles, as I saw Doctor Strange’s red cape stay strong at 30 degrees to the left and right.

The touch-screen display on the EliteBook offers speedy input recognition, doing a fantastic job of keeping up as I rapidly doodled in Paint. The screen’s right and left sides correctly registered Windows 10’s gestures for navigating windows and opening side menus.

The touch screen is a $133 upgrade, and HP also offers an optional 4K (3840 x 2160-pixel) display for $145, a 4K touch screen for $287 and a Sure View privacy screen for $53.. Sure View, HP’s technology that makes it harder for people to read over your shoulder, isn’t available for either 4K display.
Security and Durability

The EliteBook 1040 G4 has several ways to keep your data secure. In addition to HP’s optional Sure View privacy screens, which can help prevent someone from stealing intellectual property from you by peeping at your screen, the EliteBook 1040 packs HP’s Sure Start technology, which automatically repairs your laptop’s BIOS (the root-level infrastructure of your system) in case of attack.

While every EliteBook 1040 G4 features an IR webcam for Windows Hello-protected logins, only certain models (those with Intel’s Core i5-7300U, Core i7-7600U and Core i7-7820HQ CPUs) include Intel’s vPro security technology for remote management by IT professionals. Fingerprint scanning and smart-card reading are notably missing; the former feature is optional for the Dell Latitude 7380, while both features are in the Lenovo ThinkPad 25.

HP promises that this EliteBook is durable. To ensure this, the notebook passed MIL-SPEC-810G testing — the rigors that U.S. military gear must pass — which HP says will keep it safe from “drops and minor spills.”

Keyboard and Touchpad

The EliteBook’s keyboard delivered a mixed typing experience. Testing out the EliteBook 1040’s keyboard on the 10fastfingers.com typing test, I hit a rate of 73 words per minute, a small drop from my 80-wpm average. The keys felt OK, with 1.4 millimeters of travel and 68 grams of required actuation force. (We look for around 1.5 mm and at least 60 grams.)

Annoyingly, the keyboard deck on the Core-i7 7820HQ model we tested had a sharp front edge, which distracted multiple Laptop Mag staffers during testing, leading one colleague to describe it as “cutting into his wrists.” This oddity wasn’t present in the Core i7-7500U model.

In contrast to these EliteBook keyboards, which we found to be somewhere between OK and frustrating, both the Lenovo ThinkPad 25 and the Dell Latitude 7380 pack amazingly comfortable keyboards, with the former also offering Lenovo’s TrackPoint nub.

The 4.3 x 2.5 touchpads on the EliteBooks tracked my input accurately as I navigated the desktop. It also correctly registered the navigational gestures in Windows 10 and web-page scrolling in Chrome.

iPhone X Review

The owners of the latest IPhone X are complaining that the device is not rendering them as they expected. They alert two problems, the most serious of which, depending on where one lives, is that the new mobile stops working at low temperatures.

Internet users have written on Reddit, forums and social networks that the long-cherished phone hangs and does not respond to touch when temperatures drop from zero, reports Forbes magazine.

Apple supports the problem and in all sincerity recommends users to use their devices at temperatures between 0 ° C and 35 ° C to avoid temporary failures. The company has also indicated in a statement that they are aware of the contrariety, which happens when the temperature change is fast, and are currently working to solve it through ‘ software ‘.

But the cold is not the only disappointment of IPhoneX users, who also complain of a green stripe that appears on the right edge of the screen, reports the portal in Gaget.

One of the owners of the ‘ gadget ‘ has indicated in a forum for Apple ‘ fans ‘ that the strip does not disappear or restart the device. Another person who acquired the IPhone X has reported on his Twitter that the AppStore changed the phone when he notified this problem.

Various users of IPhone X have resorted in recent days to social networks and specialized forums to report a technical problem that suffers the latest release of Apple. The complaints began to appear within a few days after the new IPhone device went on sale on November 3 with an initial price of US $999.

This is a green line that crosses the left side or — in other cases — the right of the screen from the top to the bottom. This unwanted visual element has already been described by some Internet users as “The Green Line of death”, and its origin has not yet been explained by Apple.
According to the affected users, the Green line seems not to affect its functioning, but, without a doubt, it is an annoying situation, and more when one of the main attractions of the best iPhone of the year is precisely its 5.8 inch OLED screen.

The good news is, surely, this is a hardware problem, so customers can replace their defective cell phone with a new one. This situation is added to an ever-longer list of bugs related to the IPhone X. Simply, today it was announced that the display of Apple’s new phone, apparently, freezes when it gets in contact with low temperatures.
According to the report, the LCD model will be 6.1 inches; One of the OLED models will be identical to the iphone X of 5.8 inches current, while a third will arrive at 6.5 inches and would be the Plus model of the iphone x. The analyst Kuo is usually very successful in his reports on Apple.

Also, the three models for next year would have the same front tab for TrueDepth, so face ID facial recognition would make the leap to those three models, says Kuo. The iphone of LCD would cost between US $649 and US $749, but the iphone x Plus would exceed US $999 that costs base model of the current iphone x.

Dell XPS 13 (2017) Review

Dell’s XPS 13 has been our favorite laptop overall for the past couple of years, thanks to its light weight, long battery life, beautiful InfinityEdge screen and premium design. To keep up with the times, Dell has upgraded its 13-inch flagship with Intel’s new 8th Gen Core (aka Kaby Lake R), quad-core processor platform. Though the new, $1,299 model is otherwise no different from the 7th Gen-powered XPS 13 that Dell continues to sell, it offers much stronger performance and longer battery life while maintaining all the features that make this the best consumer laptop you can buy.

Design

Dell hasn’t changed the design on the XPS 13 in a few years, but there’s a lot to like about the aesthetic. The lid and bottom surface of the laptop are made from CNC machined aluminum that’s either silver or rose gold, depending on which color you choose.

The sides, back hinge and deck are made from a luxurious, soft-touch carbon fiber. I particularly like the deck, which has a subtle crosshatch pattern and a palm rest that’s one of the softest and most comfortable I have ever used.

The screen uses Dell’s famous InfinityEdge display, which has almost no bezel at all on the sides and top but places the webcam below the screen. The hinge that moves the lid is one of the strongest and tightest I’ve ever seen, which gives the laptop a high-quality feel but also requires two hands to open.

At 2.78 pounds and 11.98 x 7.88 x 0.6 inches, the XPS 13 is remarkably light and compact. Competitors such as Apple’s 12-inch MacBook (2.03 pounds, 0.52 inches thick) and Asus’ ZenBook 3 Deluxe (2 pounds, 0.47 inches thick) are even svelter, but both have smaller screens and fewer ports. Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2.49 pounds, 0.6 inches thick) has a larger footprint to accommodate its 14-inch screen, but it, too, weighs less than the XPS 13.
Ports

Unlike competitors that prioritize thinness over functionality, Dell outfits its lightweight laptop with a full array of useful ports. On the right side, you’ll find a USB 3.0 port, an SD card reader and a Noble lock slot. A Thunderbolt 3 port, a second USB 3.0 port, a proprietary charging connector and a 3.5mm audio jack live on the left side. Next to the audio jack, there’s a battery meter button and five lights that can show you how much juice you have, even when the system is off.

The Thunderbolt 3 port is particularly helpful, because it allows you to charge the laptop, output to multiple monitors and connect to high-speed USB-C and Thunderbolt peripherals over a single wire.

Unfortunately, the XPS 13’s Thunderbolt port supports only two PCI Express lanes rather than the four you get on other laptops, so Dell’s system doesn’t support eGPUs. (You can use some of them after bypassing a warning, but they run at lower speeds.)
Display

The XPS 13’s base-level 1080p, nontouch screen offers richly colored, detailed images and extremely wide viewing angles. When I watched a trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, shades like the purple in a statue and the mint green in Thor’s armor really stood out. The matte surface of the panel made fine details, such as Bruce Banner’s stubble,really sharp. Having almost no bezel on the sides and top of the screen also helps improve the experience.

Because the panel doesn’t reflect a lot of ambient light and the screen is so bright, viewing angles were some of the strongest I’ve seen. Colors didn’t fade at all from 90 degrees to the left or right, and they even stayed true when I moved the lid forward a bit. So, if you’re using the XPS 13 on an airplane tray and the person in front of you leans back, forcing you to lower your screen, you can still watch a movie.

According to our colorimeter, the XPS 13 can reproduce a vibrant 112 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which is more than the category average (101 percent), as well as what we saw from the Lenovo X1 Carbon (104 percent) and the 7th Gen XPS 13 we tested last year (94 percent). The MacBook (117 percent) was a little more vibrant, and the Asus ZenBook 3 (111 percent) was about on a par.

The XPS 13 measured a strong 368 nits of brightness on our light meter. That’s far more luminous than the category average (289 nits), the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (275 nits), the 2016 XPS 13 (302 nits), the ZenBook 3 (309 nits) and the MacBook (340 nits).

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

Samsung Galaxy S8 was, for more or less obvious reasons, surely the most anticipated smartphone of the last few months and its launch, which confirmed almost everything that had been said in the previous months, was followed with interest by many. Let’s discover together what’s interesting in the new top of Samsung’s range.

The pack of Galaxy S8 is particularly rich, making finally honor to what is in all respects a top of the range. Inside we find a power supply for quick charge 9v/1.67 A, a USB/USB-C cable, an adapter from MicroUSB to USB-C, a OTG adapter (of course with USB-C port) and new excellent earphones AKG (Harman brand, now owned by Samsung) with adapters of Various measures. They are headphones that have amazed us for the spatiality and balancing very balanced between the various frequencies.

Samsung fully embraces the idea of the curved screen, going to realize with this technology also the model “base” of the top of the Galaxy S range for the 2017. The screen then also has different proportions, making the smartphone taller and narrower than the past. This allows him to have a bigger screen (and not a little) in the body of a smartphone just higher but especially much more maneuverable. This was also possible thanks to having moved to the back, next to the camera, the fingerprint reader.

The smartphone is once again made with a metallic profile (glossy in this case) and a glass back. It does not hold too much fingerprints and now the camera is almost flush with the phone, protected only by a very small step. In hand Galaxy S8 is used with simplicity and the materials with which they are built are of value. Excellent then the fact that the resistance to water and dust has been maintained. On the left side we finally find a new physical key, dedicated to the personal assistant Bixby.

Hardware still improved for this Galaxy S8. We have a new processor Exynos 8895 Octa core up to 2.3 GHz, made with production process at 10nm (like Snapdragon 835) and GPU Mali-G71. The RAM remains 4GB and the internal memory always starts from 64 GB (UFS 2.1) expandable with MicroSD. Excellent connectivity then: It is the first smartphone on the market with support to the LTE Gigabit (1024 Mbps), as well as always having the dual-band Wi-Fi AC, the Bluetooth 5.0 (which allows you to connect two Bluetooth devices simultaneously), the GPS assisted by GLONASS and GALILEO and finally the NFC chip.

The fingerprint reader on the back can be reached with discreet simplicity, although it may take a bit of habit and the speaker is left in the lower part: good quality and good volume. Also in the lower part we find then the Type-C door, finally adopted on the Galaxy S family. This port is then (finally!) complies with standards and can be used without problem as HDMI video output. For almost perfect hardware The only shortcomings are the FM radio and the infrared port. Two sensors for iris scanning have also been introduced on the front side. The heart rate sensor remains on the back.

Galaxy S8 comes with a 12 megapxiel ƒ/1.7 Camera with Dual Pixel technology, optical Image Stabilizer and LED flash. The photographic capacity of this sensor (which should be the same as Galaxy S7) has already been amply confirmed and even with Galaxy S8 the results are at the top. The photos are rich in detail, with well balanced colors and focus is precise and quick. Obviously the quality worsens with little light but still manages to balance better colors even compared to how it did Galaxy S7. Many features available. We still have the automatic HDR, the Hypelapse, the Quick Start (now with the power button) and the ability to position the shutter button where you want.

Among the novelties we find Bixby Vision for the recognition of objects in the photos, the effects in real time (Snapchat style) and a renewed effect of blurring the background that now works also on the front camera. It is perhaps here that the improvement was more net. The new 8 megapixel camera ƒ/1.7 is definitely good and also supports recording video in 2k (and with HDR active). The main camera instead records video in 4k with also the active electronic stabilization (in addition to the optical one). Also good slow motion at 720p at 120 frames per second.

The screen of this Galaxy S8 is a 5.8-inch resolution WQHD + (2960 x 1440 pixels) made with superamoled technology. The display is made with the particular ratio of form 18.5:9. This elongated shape has no concrete effects on the screen itself, but it translates into greater handling for the phone. The screen is curved at the sides and rounded to the corners. These are two precautions that have no particular usefulness in the practical act, but which are functional to the extremely futuristic design of the device.

The screen is particularly charged in the colors making it flashy, thanks also to the high brightness. Anyone who wants can still make it more “natural” by the settings. Also present the always-On Display technology to allow you to have information about the notifications even on the phone blocked. This year you can also have new quick controls, for example to control music.

Samsung substantially renews the software of its Galaxy S8. It is Android 7.0 heavily customized with the Samsung interface. You can change the themes, the size of the grids (both home and drawer), activate the new drawer simply by swiping the home and also activate the new Bixby home to the left of the home. This new screen will show contextual content by taking them from supported apps (luckily there are also a bit of third-party apps). Unfortunately there is still no trace of Bixby voice (in fact even in English), the new narrator of Samsung, who currently does not support our language yet (but will do it by the end of the year). It already works well Bixby Vision that recognizes objects in the photos and proposes you to make quick purchases or give you information.

Among the novelties of the software of this Galaxy S8 we find a new mode that allows you to cut a portion of an app to keep it open fixed at the top (above other applications) and that you add to the already existing Multiwindow. Very nice new pop-up notifications that have however the flaw of not being rewardable. To get notifications (since the screen is very “high”) you can help you by swiping your finger down on the fingerprint reader.

We then still find the side panels (with some novelty related to the Clipboard and screenshots) and the personal area to put safe content and applications that we want to keep away from prying eyes. Speaking of safety we now have three biometric unlock modes: The iris, safer, but perhaps the least precise, the face, the quickest but less secure and the fingerprint, more accurate but in imperfect position.

Continuing with the news you can now interact with some apps from the screen lock, we have a new one-handed mode and a new app for notes. To better understand how high you can push the software of Galaxy S8 we will surely expect Bixby Voice in Italian (by the end of the year), Samsung Pay in Italy (by the end of the year) and the arrival of DeX that, thanks to an accessory, allow to use the phone As a PC by connecting to a monitor. Considering that even without these features this is the best custom Android software in circulation the margins of improvement are ample. The software is overall very fluid, although obviously Android stock remains the benchmark to beat.

The battery remains from 3000 mAh. The display resolution increases and the new processor production technology at 10nm instead guarantees more autonomy on the paper. Probably various factors compensate and we have detected an identical autonomy (or almost) to that of Galaxy S7. With a stress use you will be able to arrive at the end of the day maybe a little precise. Fortunately there are still two excellent technologies: the recharge (really!) Fast and fast wireless charging. Samsung Galaxy S8 is marketed in Italy at €829 a price of well €100 higher than last year. Among all the companies Samsung is definitely one of the companies that is more committed to adding value to the product, for example making edge even the smaller version, but the price remains important anyway.

Canon EOS 1300D Review

Canon has introduced a new digital SLR (DSLR) for beginners, the EOS 1300D. Ideal for beginners in DSLR photography, the EOS 1300D offers free Wi-Fi and NFC Dynamic for sharing images easier than ever, as well as a number of enhanced features to help you capture stunning photos and creative videos. With a 18-megapixel sensor and easy handling, the EOS 1300D is the perfect camera to capture images with incredible appearance and that can be shared immediately.

To get photographs that draw attention, the EOS 1300D incorporates a DIGIC 4+ processor and a large sensor APS-C sized, 18-megapixel, so you can capture the most intricate details and diversity of color in each scene. If you want to photograph scenes in which people and objects stand out from the unfocused background, you’ll get it by controlling the depth of field of the EOS 1300D. From close-ups of nature, portraits or large cityscapes, this camera helps you to create original photos you want to share wherever you are. With over 80 EF lenses and a wide range of accessories to choose from, the EOS 1300D is a versatile digital SLR camera that gives you the results you want today and flexibility for the future.

The DSLR photography can scare some beginners, but with the new EOS 1300D even the most novice can capture photos with stunning quality from the start. Intelligent Scene Mode gives all control to the camera and select the most appropriate settings for you. Or, simply turning the mode dial, you can choose from a number of shooting modes designed for specific subjects, such as the new Food mode. The fast autofocus system that can see through the viewfinder ensures that even moving subjects are always in focus, which will help to capture action scenes to three frames per second (fps). For fun and unique creations, you can apply to your images a number of creative filters such as Toy Camera and Fish-Eye.

As you progress in your photographic technique, you can take advantage semiautomatic modes control or full manual. To be able to choose the creative adjustments from the aperture to shutter speed and ISO sensitivity between 100 and 6,400, expandable to 12,800 ISO, the camera gives you the freedom to go to learn and capture your favorite moments, even when the light decreases. To record professional-looking videos, you can record every detail with Full HD quality thanks to its large sensor, and record with shallow depth of field to add a cinematic touch to your family and vacation videos. The camera has the same manual controls to record video for pictures. If you use the video snapshot mode, you can also record a series of short video clips that can automatically join in a continuous video sequence showing a summary of the day.

The EOS 1300D and NFC has a number of features Wi-Fi to help you store and share your photos during your travels. Using NFC, you only have to touch to connect to compatible Android smart devices and transfer photos or shoot remotely using the app Canon Camera Connect. It is very important to ensure that your most precious memories are stored safely; with built-in Wi-Fi can upload directly from your cámara¹ to a number of cloud services, including Canon irista, and create online galleries to share with your loved ones. You can also connect the EOS 1300D a Canon Connect Station CS100 to store your photos easily and have different options for sharing.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ80 Review

Panasonic has introduced the latest addition to the range of travel zoom cameras, the Lumix TZ80. This new camera has a small and rugged construction makes it perfect to fit easily in your pocket, while his weight less than 300g, makes it perfect for adventure. The new TZ model manages to combine amazing performance and a lot of practical features in a very light structure. Its sensor 18M is ideal for taking high quality photos in any situation and 4K feature lets you record your favorite travel memories with incredible detail. In addition, the Lumix TZ80 also includes a Leica lens with 30x zoom, allowing you to shoot with great quality.

The camera features a MOS sensor high sensitivity 18M to capture the most subtle details in any scenario: whether you take pictures on a sunny beach or during a dinner by candlelight, the exceptional performance in low light conditions of the Lumix TZ80 ensures crisp, clear, natural results with minimal noise. The sensor complements a powerful processor Venus to reproduce stunning colors that accurately reflect the originally viewed through the lens composition. The quality of the Panasonic DMC-TZ80 the LEICA target high-end 30x zoom (24-720 mm) is added, which delivers performance that far exceeds the compact structure. Thus, the camera can be closer to the action without disturbing the subject, which is perfect for images and videos in an environment of wild nature, but also useful to get more natural photos of family and friends.

The Lumix TZ80 also features 4K video capability, which allows you to record and relive special moments with the greatest qualities. With four times the resolution of Full HD, 4K video can accurately reproduce colors and details of each scene, to provide the closest experience possible to experience first hand. The camera and offers a comfortable recording high quality video and 4K 3840 x 2160 at 25 fps in MP4; and high resolution videos Full HD 1920 x 1080 50p AVCHD.

In addition to its use in the video, Panasonic also has 4K technology to bring photographic accuracy to another level. For the first time in a travel camera, the Panasonic Photo 4K extract function enables 8-megapixel fixed a 4K video (30 fps) with pinpoint accuracy a picture. This feature provides the perfect resolution to capture fleeting moments, either capture the moment when a child jumps into the pool or when a dolphin breaks the waves. Another addition to the Lumix TZ Post Focus range is the function that allows you to select the focus point of the images even after shooting. The auto focus of the Lumix TZ80 calculates the distance between the camera and subject so that the optimal approach for 49 different areas within each frame is captured. Once taken the photo, you can select the specific area on which you want to focus. For example, you can leave the family in the foreground or highlight a stunning landscape in the background. It also has the option to export multiple photos from a single shot, without having to give up any of the approaches.

For those users who are looking to hone their photographic skills, the Lumix TZ80 offers a wide manual configuration very easy to use. The control ring provides convenient control of settings such as zoom, aperture or shutter speed, allowing focus efforts on preparing the perfect shot. Similarly, the 3.0-inch touch screen with 1040K dots can navigate menus and select the preferred configuration of an extremely easy and fast, even in direct sunlight.

Once the user has selected their favorite holiday photos on the Lumix TZ80 you can share with friends and family at the touch of a button. It is as simple as connecting a smartphone or tablet camera to share images on social networks, attach them to an email or watch them remotely on a larger screen.

Panasonic DMC-TZ80 price and availability
• Beginning April 2016
• Available in Black and Silver
• Price: € 449