Saturday, 12 May 2012

The HP Pavilion M6

Hello people!!! i present to you the HP M6.

HP today unveiled the HP Pavilion m6 notebook PC that includes enhanced features and reflect the company's new HP Mosaic design approach.
For stylish on-the-go computing, the HP Pavilion m6 is the ideal balance of mobility, performance and entertainment wrapped in a sleek, brushed silver aluminum design.
The new HP Mosaic design approach, reflected in its new HP Pavilion notebooks, is an extension of the company's MUSE (materials, usability, sensory appeal and experience) design philosophy.
The Mosaic design fuses together the multifaceted elements of MUSE, including rich colors, premium materials and purposeful shapes, to form one comprehensive design language that spans the consumer notebook portfolio. Similar to a mosaic art piece, each HP notebook series represents a small piece of the canvas that, when combined, builds into a beautiful picture of the HP product family.
"Featuring precise lines and tapered profiles, the new HP Pavilion notebook portfolio evokes dynamic energy and movement," said Stacy Wolff, vice president, Design, Personal Systems Group, HP. "These notebooks utilise premium materials that are rich to the eye and to the touch, delivering unique sensory experiences."

HP Pavilion m6-sized for life on the go
With a large display packed into a super-slim design, the HP Pavilion m6 is the notebook users will want with them all day. Movies and games come to life on the 39.6cm (15.6") LED backlit high-definition (HD) BrightView display, and rich audio is made possible with Beats AudioTM, dual speakers and subwoofer.
The brushed-aluminum or black finished HP Pavilion m6 can achieve up to eight hours of battery life and features the latest Intel and AMD processors, an optional backlit keyboard and discrete graphics for running the most demanding tasks without pauses or interruptions.
The HP Pavilion m6 is also loaded with HP innovations. HP CoolSense technology automatically adjusts performance and internal fan settings for a noticeably cooler PC, and HP ProtectSmart locks the hard drive to protect photos, music and memories in case the notebook is accidentally dropped. Optional HP SimplePass remembers passwords and provides easy access to online accounts with the swipe of a finger, and the HP TrueVision HD Webcam provides brighter and cleaner HD images.

Pricing and availability
HP Pavilion m6 is expected to be available end of July with a starting price of £600 (968 USD).

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Sony Xperia S

Say hello to the Sony Xperia S. Sony is the new brand name for Xperia mobile phones, now that the Ericsson name has been dropped from the line. The Xperia S is the downsized firm's new flagship 
Android smartphone.

Xperia S: Design
Rectangular is the watchword for the predominant style of the Xperia S with square edges but a curved rear. The smartphone isn't remarkably thin or light at 10.6mm and 144g 
The highlight of the design is the transparent strip of plastic along the phone’s bottom, with its own white backlight. This strip contains the Back, Home and Menu symbols in a stylish way but does present a problem. It feels natural to tap the icons but the actual buttons are above and only shown by small white dots. Worse is the fact that these buttons can be very unresponsive at times. 
A plastic rear cover is removable, providing access to a Micro-SIM card slot. However, the battery is not removable and there’s no microSD expansion slot. Sony has provided 32GB of internal flash storage, but that should be enough memory for a phone though. Xperia S is available in black and white colour - both styles look quite sleek.
The handset is solid and has a durable feel but is let down by the thin and flimsy removable rear cover. The overall effect would have been better if the Micro-SIM card slot was side mounted to leave the case in one piece.
In general Sony has equipped the Xperia S with a solid line-up of hardware. It is the processor which doesn’t quite stack up with the competition on paper, though. Many Google smartphones launched this year have a quad-core chip but the Xperia S takes a 1.5GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor. This is accompanied by the current standard 1GB of RAM.
The display is perhaps the best feature of the Xperia S. At 4.3in, it strikes a good balance between being large but manageable. It’s said to use Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine (a 19-page white paper fails to substantiate what that means) and has an impressive 720 x 1280-pixel resolution. This means it has one of the highest pixel densities we've seen on a smartphone at a whopping 341ppi - higher than even the iPhone 4S' 326ppi.The screen is up there with the best, competing with the iPhone 4S and HTC One X.
Other hardware features include dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB, Micro HDMI and a near-field communications (NFC) chip.

Xperia S: Camera
Sony Ericsson was once renowned for making phones with good-quality cameras and Sony has maintained this trend with the Xperia S.
The device has a 12.1Mp rear-facing camera with auto-focus and LED flash. It has Sony’s Exmor R CMOS sensor, 16x digital zoom and an F2.4 aperture.

The camera app runs well and can be launched easily by pressing the dedicated shutter button - from sleep you can launch the app and take a photo in about two seconds. The auto-detect scene feature knows if you're shooting a portrait or macro shot for example and is a nice time saver.
Images were brilliantly sharp and we were particularly impressed with macro shots. The camera can automatically create a panoramic image using the 3D Sweep Panorama feature as you sweep the phone. It can record video in full-HD 1080p.
The Xperia S’ front-facing camera is for video chats or taking self-portrait pictures. This 1.3Mp cam is situated nicely on the phone and delivers a reasonably clear image.

Xperia S: Software
The Xperia S packs Google's Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system. We were told the handset is due to get an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) but this didn't stop us wondering why a phone launched in spring 2012 is pre-loaded with an OS that was officially superceded in October of 2011.
It also remains to be seen how well a 1.5GHz dual-core processor will run Android 4.0 as reports have suggested some Android phones struggle with the more demanding software.
However, there are far too many apps pre-installed on the Xperia S; more than three pages worth to be exact.that's much apps to come with a phone. Crucially, most of these cannot be uninstalled.

Xperia S: Battery life
Sony doesn’t specify the energy capacity of the internal battery but touts a life of 25 hours listening to music, six and a half hours video playback, or eight and half hours of talk time.
Clever use of an included Power Saver app may help you get more out of the battery life. A power-saving mode can be customised to switch off certain useful functions or dim the screen. It can also automatically be enabled at a user-defined battery level or between certain hours of the day.