Review Tech http://reviewtech.info Best Product Reviews Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:11:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Car Technology Trends 2018  http://reviewtech.info/car-technology-trends/ http://reviewtech.info/car-technology-trends/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:43:47 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=3722 2017 was a difficult year for the auto industry, with overall sales being down against the previous year. Unfortunately, this is a trend that seems set to continue, at least for the short-term. However, despite this gloomy outlook, there is still a lot to be excited about from the automotive industry. New companies continue to innovate the ...

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2017 was a difficult year for the auto industry, with overall sales being down against the previous year. Unfortunately, this is a trend that seems set to continue, at least for the short-term. However, despite this gloomy outlook, there is still a lot to be excited about from the automotive industry. New companies continue to innovate the marketplace, and established names are being forced to pull out all the stops to keep up.

Technology in vehicles had been sadly lacking. Although there have been vast improvements over the last decade, most vehicles haven’t kept pace with the cutting-edge technological developments seen in areas such as smart phones and computers. However, it seems like change is on the horizon as a number of new technologies are introduced and perfected. The remainder of 2018 will hopefully see some exciting developments in car technology trends. In this article we’ll take a look at some that show the most promise.

The Electric Age Continues to Dawn

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There was some good news to come out of 2017; sales of electric vehicles were up considerably. There were big releases from Tesla (the Model 3) and Chevy (the Bolt), as well as announcements for 2018 EVs from Nissan (the new Leaf) and Audi (the e-tron Quattro). It’s great to see companies, both established and new, challenging one another for what will almost certainly be the future of transportation.

Electric cars are more viable than ever before. Tesla has proven that a practical and affordable modern car can be mass-produced, and Chevy has demonstrated that incredibly long ranges can be achieved without sacrificing power or convenience. Expect to see more exciting announcements and concepts from leading brands, as electric vehicles are more widely adopted.

Cars Will Be More Connected

Connected Vehicles

Connected vehicles will finally hit the mainstream in 2018. We mentioned in the introduction that technologies have been lagging behind somewhat, but that’s changing. So what are connected cars? Well, they’re vehicles that allow the driver and passengers to connect a range of devices to use with the car, as well as features like a wireless connection, infotainment unit, and in-dash system. Other features include automated driver assistance, assisted safety features, and the ability to monitor and update car and software vitals.

The impressive array of features that will embody connected cars will continue to grow, and more vehicles in 2018 will be connected. The Internet of Things will play a major role in keeping our smart devices in sync with all areas of our lives, including our vehicles. There are big expectations for the connected cars market, and 2018 will mark the start of its growth.

Developments in Driverless Vehicles

Google self-driving car

We’re still a long way from a world where driverless vehicles are commonplace. The start of 2018 saw a big setback to Uber’s self-driving vehicle trial, in the most tragic of circumstances. It’s clear that there is much to be done to build on the early stages of this technology, and until the driverless vehicles are safer and smarter, they won’t be taking to the roads any time soon. However, 2018 will hopefully see a lot more progress in terms of self-driving vehicles.

You only have to look at a list of the plans for driverless vehicles in 2018 to see that many global companies are committed to developing this technology. We’ll hopefully see a lot of road tests, positive results, and improvements to the technology in 2018.

Emerging AI Assistance

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Although fully-automated vehicles are still a way off, technology-assisted ones are very much a reality. Features such as adaptive lighting control, automatic braking, automatic parking, and collision avoidance systems are all becoming commonplace in our cars. We are more in tune with our vehicles than ever before, thanks to a range of technologies that help us when we drive. And this is just the beginning.

Technology giants NVidia announced their plans to partner with Volkswagen to develop AI systems that will make cars smarter and offer more driver assistance. Elements such as voice, gesture, and facial recognition, technology we’re already familiar with, could find its way into our vehicles. Expect to see more announcements of a similar nature coming from other companies in 2018.

The Continued Rise of Ride Sharing

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Ride sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft continued to perform strongly in 2017. Their approach has truly revolutionized the way we get around. Not only are taxi firms struggling to keep up, but there is a definite shift in attitude towards owning a car. This is particularly true of those who live in inner-cities. The costs of owning and maintaining a vehicle in an urban setting are ever increasing. As such, more commuters are turning to ride sharing services to navigate the busy innards of metropolitan life.

2018 will likely see the wider adoption of carpool apps and services, as well as the continued dominance of apps like Uber and Lyft. However, taxi firms are not quite ready to close their doors just yet, and they will likely start pushing their own apps and online services in a bid to compete in the marketplace.

An Exciting Year to Come

Even amongst the struggling sales numbers, car manufacturers are finding ways to innovate and improve their vehicles. 2018 has already shown some glimpses of what’s to come, and there are no doubt more surprises in store. What’s clear is that technology is very much the driving force behind improvements in the auto industry. From increased automation to greater connectivity, the changes that we’re seeing are setting the foundations for the future of cars. Electric vehicles are bringing an ever more environmentally friendly and responsible method of transportation, and ride sharing services are changing the way we think about transportation. So despite a slowdown in overall vehicle tech progression recently, the advancements that will do end up seeing will be exciting, especially with the likes of Nvidia and other tech giants getting involved.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Review: The Best Bluetooth, Noise Canceling Headphones? http://reviewtech.info/bose-quietcomfort-35-series-2-review/ http://reviewtech.info/bose-quietcomfort-35-series-2-review/#respond Sun, 08 Apr 2018 17:43:56 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=3684 For years, Bose has been trusted with providing some of the best wireless and sound proof headphones in the entire business. They continue that tradition with the QuietComfort 35 model which aims to take the experience to an even greater height. Bose designed these headphones specifically for the portable and on-the-go crowd. If you want nothing but ...

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Bose QuietComfort 35Much like how the Bose QuietComfort 35 was an improvement over the QuietComfort 25, the series II takes what was great about the QC35, adds some optional wireless tools and tweaks the sound signature for better optimization. We would absolutely recommend that you spend the extra couple of bucks to go for this upgraded model. Many headphone companies have been redoing their bestselling models lately with a more modern or accessible spin, but Bose’s attempt at this trend really stands out from most other iterations.
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For years, Bose has been trusted with providing some of the best wireless and sound proof headphones in the entire business. They continue that tradition with the QuietComfort 35 model which aims to take the experience to an even greater height.

Bose designed these headphones specifically for the portable and on-the-go crowd. If you want nothing but raw audiophile power, you will have to look elsewhere though. These headphones are meant to be brought with you anywhere with their rechargeable battery lasting up to 20 hours of noise canceling performance—there lies their advantage.

The Basics

The QuietComfort 35 II comes in two primary colors, black and silver. The headphones sport two different kinds of chargers, a car charger and a USB based one that is included with the compatible wall plugin. The ear-cups are closed-back rather than open-back, leading to superior outer noise reduction.

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As part of the name implies, this is the second edition of the QC35, an upgraded version of the QuietComfort 25. Both the second edition and the original QC35 sound much better than the older models, but the Series II comes with new “action buttons.”

This new feature gives you access to the Google Assistant voice-activated app. It’s a bit of a gimmick that will probably not be a game changer for most consumers, but it’s an interesting step in the direction of making headphones more integrated with smartphone technology. Speaking of which Bose even created a free app for these headphones that allows you to better calibrate equalization settings and the like.

The build isn’t made of the sturdiest materials considering the price range but the QuietComfort 35 II will surely survive at least a couple major accidents.

Comfort

While they may look a little small or a little stiff, Bose has truly made an incredibly snug fit of a pair. With the circumaural cups (pads that completely envelop your ears), the QuietComfort 35 II really lives up to the “comfort” in its name. Both of the ear-pads and the headband are made from the same material—a very soft and plushy sort of pseudo velour that makes you want to sink into all three spots as if tiny pillows are pushing into your head.

The fact that the QuietComfort 35 II is also quite lightweight only adds to this level of comfort. This headband is different and more minimalist than older Bose models, and we can only suspect that this is what added to the final weight count. These headphones were designed to rest on your head for several hours at a time. Pressure and unnecessary tightness will not build up, leaving you and your music uninterrupted for however long you want.

Style

This is one category that Bose has never really excelled in. While looks never make the headphone, and part of us wants to commend Bose for only putting their time and resources into what really matters, the fact is that Sony and Sennheiser have always made the more fashionable wireless cans. Even newer brands like V-Moda which began their entry into the business with unique looking headbands and geometric shaped cups have carried that habit over into the wireless end of things lately.

If you’ve seen one pair of Bose headphones, you’ve probably seen them all. The QuietComfort 35 II is no exception to this rule of thumb. The oval shaped earcups, the metal and plastic components always resting in the same spots, even the way they fold up to be put in their carrying case is the same.

It’s not that Bose makes ugly looking headphones or earbuds, not at all. It’s more like they look bland and very basic. While style and looks certainly account for some points, we would never really recommend people to buy or neglect any given pair based off of looks alone. If you happen to be the type of person who wears headphones as trinkets and accessories and places functionality second, you probably wouldn’t be shopping for Bose at all in the first place.

Sound

Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II SoundBluetooth and other kinds of wireless headphones usually tend to fall behind in the sound quality department. The fact of the matter is, you can either have the highest of hi-fi sound quality or the most advanced new technology in noise-canceling and Bluetooth functionality. There’s a reason why both ends of the spectrum never meet. Companies that make the most advanced technological headphones have to go easy on including the most advanced speakers and drivers in order to keep the price affordable.

Luckily, higher priced cans like the QuietComfort 35 II can still maximize sound quality as much as is practical and feasible. This new model sounds much better than previous entries like the QuietComfort 25, despite looking very similar at first glance.

The QC35 II’s have better clarity, balance and dynamics. Vocals will be more audible and spoken words will be easier to decipher as they are better distinguished from instrumentation. Where the QC25’s had a little too weak high end ranges, the QC35 II’s do a better job of making bass and treble frequencies sound balanced. Even acoustic and electric instruments sound more authentic and crisp, even if both are being played at the same time. And as usual for Bose, electronic instrumentation sounds good.

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Hostgator vs Bluehost for Webhosting http://reviewtech.info/hostgator-vs-bluehost-for-webhosting/ http://reviewtech.info/hostgator-vs-bluehost-for-webhosting/#respond Sun, 01 Apr 2018 21:08:06 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=3705 There’s no shortage of web hosts to choose from. With so many options, it can get confusing making the right choice. From pricing to uptime, there are a lot of factors to weigh as well. That’s why today we will be comparing two of the most popular webhosts, Hostgator and Bluehost. Uptime, Speed and Security Having ...

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There’s no shortage of web hosts to choose from. With so many options, it can get confusing making the right choice. From pricing to uptime, there are a lot of factors to weigh as well. That’s why today we will be comparing two of the most popular webhosts, Hostgator and Bluehost.

Uptime, Speed and Security

Having a secure and fast website is a priority for any webmaster.

Both Hostgator and Bluehost are some of the most reliable web hosts currently available. How do they pair up? Lets take a look.

Hostgator Uptime

Hostgator guarantees a 99.99% uptime and even offers shared or reseller customers 1 free month if servers fall short. As you can see from this screenshot, they have an extremely consistent uptime. You won’t have to worry about your website going down any time soon.

Hostgator Uptime

Hostgator Speed

The speed at which your pages load is tied to both the user experience and SEO. Faster load times is known to increase your rankings and make your website more enjoyable.

WPBeginner performed a speed test for Hostgator and found the following results.

Their test site loaded in less than 1 second, that’s blazing fast. This is also faster than 94% of other websites, putting Hostgator in one of the top positions.

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Hostgator Security

The last thing anyone wants is their website hacked or compromised. With Hostgator, you can have peace of mind knowing:

  • You have access to SSL certificates which add an extra layer of security to your website.
  • SiteLock and CodeGuard add-ons are available for more protection.
  • You can get daily backups so your website files are always safe.
  • Hostgator has powerful firewalls to stop DDoS attacks.

Bluehost Uptime

Bluehost boasts an uptime rate of 99.98%. That’s only 0.01% behind Hostgator. While not a huge amount of course, every bit counts when it comes to your website.

Hosting Facts performed an uptime test and concluded that over a 12 month period, there was only one hour of downtime total.

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Bluehost Speed

Improving page load speed has been a huge priority for Bluehost in recent years. In the past, their load times were around 1,500ms. At the moment, they clock in at approximately 522ms which beats Hostgator.

If your website fails to load within a few seconds, bounce rates are known to increase by upwards to 70%.

Bluehost Security

Bluehost has some very unique security measures in place to keep your website as safe as possible. The first of which is two-factor authentication. This means that when you log into your account, you’ll also have to enter a special code that is messaged to your phone.

Secondly, when speaking with customer service, a randomly generated token is given to you from the cPanel. This helps prove you are the owner of the account to prevent social engineering from occurring.

Bluehost also offers an SSL certificate with certain plans just like Hostgator. If you plan to run an e-commerce store, you will need one to remain PCI compliant. In general, it keeps websites more safe and your users at ease.

Pricing

Since you’re using your hard earned money to purchase web hosting, it needs to be worth while. Hostgator and Bluehost both have very competitive pricing with some slight differences.

Bluehost Pricing

Shared packages are always the most affordable, no matter which webhost you choose. With Bluehost, their “Basic” shared plan starts at $2.95/month.

Here’s the thing though. You can only get billed annually with Bluehost, not monthly. If you want to just test them out, you’ll get billed for the entire year and then have to make the decision to stay or not afterwards.

Aside from shared hosting, these are the other packages they offer:

  • Cloud hosting: Starts at $6.95/month
  • WordPress hosting: Starts at $19.99/month
  • WooCommerce hosting: Starts at $6.95/month
  • VPS hosting: Starts at $19.99/month
  • Dedicated hosting: Starts at $79.99/month
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Hostgator Pricing

One of the immediate benefits of choosing Hostgator is that you can choose to be billed on a monthly basis. This makes payment, cancelling, and upgrades way more convenient.

Hostgator’s shared plans start as low as $2.75/month as you can see below.

If you want more powerful plans, you can also choose from:

  • Cloud hosting: Starts from $4.95/month
  • WordPress hosting: Starts at $5.95/month
  • VPS hosting: Starts at $19.95/month
  • Dedicated hosting: Starts at $119.00/month

Between the two, Hostgator has cheaper shared, cloud, WordPress, and VPS hosting. Bluehost’s dedicated hosting is much more affordable though.

Hostgator Pricing

Customer Support

Being able to get help when you need it is important. Tons of things can go wrong with a website so customer service is a must when considering hosting.

Bluehost and Hostgator have very similar customer service features. You can reach them through phone, email, or livechat which gives you a nice variety.

Their dedicated teams are available 24/7 365 as well. This means that you’ll always have assistance when you require it.

Hostgator vs Bluehost Conclusion

Both hosts have their pros and cons. When it comes to pricing, Hostgator wins. Most of the plans are cheaper than Bluehost. Unless you’re interested in getting dedicated hosting, most will benefit from choosing Hostgator.

Page speed, uptime, and security are essentially on par between the two as well. The features you get with each plan are also identical. When it comes down to it, the deciding factor will mostly be price. With this in mind, consider your budget and choose wisely.

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How Mainframe Hopes to Change Online Communication http://reviewtech.info/how-mainframe-hopes-to-change-online-communication/ http://reviewtech.info/how-mainframe-hopes-to-change-online-communication/#respond Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:01:14 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=3669 If the recent news surrounding Cambridge Analytica is anything to go by, it’s clear that the way personal data is being treated needs to change. Although in Europe, changes such as the GDPR are trying to give users greater control over what personal data they hand over, and what it’s used for, there’s still a long way ...

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Mainframe Communications

If the recent news surrounding Cambridge Analytica is anything to go by, it’s clear that the way personal data is being treated needs to change. Although in Europe, changes such as the GDPR are trying to give users greater control over what personal data they hand over, and what it’s used for, there’s still a long way to go. Enter Mainframe, a company dedicated to decentralizing and securing the way organizations communicate online.

Mainframe’s blockchain-based platform uses innovative technology to provide a secure, decentralized network that is resistant to censorship, using end-to-end encryption. Although their goals are lofty, the company has already shown off an early build of their platform. As they ramp up their publicity and funding, we’ll take a closer look at Mainframe. In this article we’ll discuss what Mainframe is, how the technology works, and why we need it.

What is Mainframe?

You can read Mainframe’s full whitepaper over at their website. It gives a good mix of both the technical details of the platform, as well as some layman explanations. As we established in the introduction though, Mainframe is a secure, decentralized communications network. This doesn’t just apply to person-to-person messaging, but encompasses many forms of data packet transfer. It’s resistant to censorship, surveillance, and interference, and relies on a decentralized peer-to-peer network of nodes to power it. This means that no matter what, the network will keep running and keep your communications secure.

Mainframe demonstrated one of their applications, Onyx, at Devcon3 developers’ conference at the end of 2017, and the messaging service is now available in beta stage to download. They promise that it will deliver a secure platform for ‘internal communications for companies dealing with sensitive information and high liability, as in sectors like health care, finance, and government.’ It’s a system equivalent to a decentralized Slack with ‘dark routing’ and other features. Onyx and the Mainframe infrastructure are in their early stages, but what it promises is intriguing and potentially game-changing. As founder Mick Hagen puts it, ‘This isn’t a project, this is a movement. We aim to create a new layer of the internet where privacy and freedom are first class citizens.’

How does it Work?

There are five main points that Mainframe focuses on when explaining how their systems work. We’ve summed up each one below for greater clarity:

  • Encryption

    This plays a big role in the plans Mainframe have for their platform. It’s impossible for an outside party to view content that you send via the protocol thanks to the end-to-end encryption that is used. In layman’s terms, this means that messages you send on the platform, regardless of whether on a P2P or group basis, remain private.

  • Dark routing

    This is one of the features that make Mainframe so impressive. The company claims that it is ‘effectively impossible’ for an outside agency to identify, monitor, or trace the communication between two parties. The platform utilizes multiple ‘nodes’ to disperse data across the network, but only the target node can read the data packet sent.

  • Incentivization

    Mainframe has created their own digital token, known as MFT, to foster growth and participation in their systems. Users can create the ‘nodes’ we mentioned above, whereby they dedicate bandwidth towards the services that run on the Mainframe platform. The user can then determine the services, pricing, and medium of exchange for use of their node. They are rewarded in MFT. Although technically a digital currency, Mainframe stated that it’s not a trade investment in the same way other cryptocurrencies are.

  • Peer-to-Peer Architecture

    In order to combat service outages and preserve the integrity of their network, Mainframe runs on a peer-to-peer infrastructure. This means it’s not reliant on specific nodes or connections to keep it live, services are distributed across the network.

  • Interoperability

    The aim of the company is to provide this secure, persistent, and decentralized platform to any app, network or blockchain that uses it. Providing that a company or service provider can prove that their needs and intentions match up with the Mainframe ethos, a service development kit will be provided to them.

Mainframe Potential

Organizations that are concerned with security breaches, third-party interference, and services outages should take note. Mainframe aims to release the shackles of existing corporate communication structures with their decentralized platform. The implications are potentially huge, and could change the way people communicate online.

However, although the company is making waves online and has shown encouraging progress so far, it’s too early to tell whether their potential will be met. Mainframe’s roadmap and strategy for delivery still seems a little vague, and it’s difficult to see just how they aim to deliver the widespread usage of the platform. Although the Onyx messenger system seems like a solid start, they still have the likes of Slack and many, many others to compete with. But their decentralized privacy offers a distinct advantage to those in need.

Overall, Mainframe is an exciting prospect that deserves close attention. Their ethos seems to genuinely promote a decentralized and secure way of communicating. Giving power and freedom back to the people seems to be their true goal, and the technologies that they’ve built to achieve this are intriguing to say the least. It’s impossible to say right now whether they’re capable of delivering all they intend, but the early signs are certainly encouraging.

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Beyerdynamic Aventho Wireless vs Sennheiser HD1 Headphones: Which One Has the Edge? http://reviewtech.info/beyerdynamic-aventho-wireless-vs-sennheiser-hd1-headphones/ http://reviewtech.info/beyerdynamic-aventho-wireless-vs-sennheiser-hd1-headphones/#respond Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:33:27 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=3639 ‘Made in Germany’ is considered by many audiophiles as tantamount to excellence in regard to the audio quality of headphones. Their reputation is arguably spearheaded by two single corporations: Beyerdynamic and Sennheiser. Sennheiser has maintained its household name in recent years thanks to bestselling models like the HD598, a very popular entry level pair of headphones for those breaking into the audiophile ...

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‘Made in Germany’ is considered by many audiophiles as tantamount to excellence in regard to the audio quality of headphones. Their reputation is arguably spearheaded by two single corporations: Beyerdynamic and Sennheiser. Sennheiser has maintained its household name in recent years thanks to bestselling models like the HD598, a very popular entry level pair of headphones for those breaking into the audiophile world. They also have a reputation for creating very expensive headphones like the Orpheus or the HD800s.

Beyerdynamic is a company that doesn’t have as much a reputation among newcomers to the world of high fidelity audio, but they do have a strong name that is backed by many knowledgeable enthusiasts the world over. Both of these companies are absolute titans when it comes to delivering some of the best headphones ever made, period.

We felt it was appropriate to put these two German kings head to head and compare a pair of their most recent products: Beyerdynamics Aventho Wireless and the Sennheiser HD1s. Similar in price range, power and style, these are brands that are aiming at the same audience, more or less. But which is better, for specific purposes and in general?

The Specs

Like any curious audiophile, you’re probably wondering how they compare on a technical level, so let’s get that out of the way. Both of these headphones are in the same price range, so they’re virtually identical when it comes to that. Both are closed-back headphones, meaning that the sound will not bleed through the casing. Closed-back headphones provide better isolation from external noise, though typically have less accurate or less authentic soundstage (the quality of emulating the position of instruments relative to your ear).

When it comes to impedance, both are in the same ballpark. Impedance is measured in ohms, and is an indication of a headphones’ power. The higher the impedance is, the more amplification it will require to function at optimal levels, though higher impedance is heavily correlated with better sound quality. All of the best reviewed and expensive headphones often have impedances ranging from 200 to 600 ohms.

The Aventho scores at 32 ohms, and the HD1 scores at 18. Theoretically, the Aventho is the more powerful pair but generally speaking the difference between 18 and 32 is negligible and probably isn’t even noticeable at all. 16-32 ohms is the common range and anything under 50 ohms can be easily powered by any simple portable device like a smartphone, requiring no external amplification. On paper, the Aventho wins by a small amount, but the difference is so minor that it may not even count in the end.

Style

These headphones are very similar in aesthetics and appearance. The Aventho comes in two colors and the HD1 comes in a few, but they all go for the same kind of faux-leather look with muted, calm colors like brown, beige and black. Think of expensive sofas or the interior of luxury vehicles, these things often act as the influence for a lot of stylish looking headphones these days.

Both headphones have the velour faux-leather headband that splits into the adjustable metal bars that connect to the speakers. The pads themselves are the same color and fabric as the headbands. The combination of thin steel and velour gives them a very particular look, one that says they are half modern, half old fashioned, which is very likely a deliberate choice.

It was a hard pick as they both look quite similar but the HD1 wins when it comes to looks. The headband features stitching that gives it just a slight edge when it comes to character, and the metal pieces are more attractive and shinier looking, plus they sport the Sennheiser logo as a holographic symbol.

Comfort

Comfort is a very important factor when it comes to just about any headphones. You are potentially going to have these things on your head for hours at a time, be that for music sessions, movies or gaming. The Sennheiser HD1s are the clear winner of this category.

The Aventho’s, like some of Beyerdynamic’s other brand, namely the DT1350, are a little too tight on the head. It’s ironic because these headphones are very adjustable and can fit any sized head and even feature swiveling ear cups. But they start to get too tight after a couple of hours. The earcups themselves are also supra-aural or on-the ear, meaning they push against your ears instead of completely enveloping them.

The HD1s are circum-aural or over-the ear, so they will completely cover your ears which always makes for a more relaxing experience. The headband is also a little softer and thicker than the Aventho’s and they have a wider girth, resulting in a less tight and more comfortable resting on the head. The HD1 also has much softer and thicker earpads. They feel like miniature pillows resting on your head.

Sound Quality

Here we go; this is arguably the only category that matters for some of you. The Sennheiser HD1s feature very good bass and mid-range frequencies, but are a little muddy on the high end trebles and soprano ranges. This might be a deal breaker if you listen to music that heavily relies on such ranges, like metal music or even some classical. Virtually every other genre of music sounds great, and if you have a very analytical way of listening to music and want to notice every minute detail, these headphones will satisfy your needs.

The Beyerdynamic Aventho is of course a wireless headphone, and often wireless headphones sacrifice quality for this extra convenience. That is not the case with the Aventhos so we have to give extra points to Beyerdynamic for that. All ranges of frequencies, low, mid and high, are represented quite nicely. The bass and the treble never seem to be inadequate and are always discernible and noticeable. The problem here is that they can’t handle heavy instrumentation. Pop and hip hop for example will be fine, but any tracks with lots of instruments (classical or big band) will suffer a bit. These headphones struggle at multitasking several different sounds and textures.

We’ve said this before, but it was a hard one to decide. In most respects, these headphones have a lot in common but ultimately we have to go with the HD1s. They are our winner for both sound quality and are overall the better headphones, even if only slightly. While the high end could be a little more crisp and clear, they are more analytical in their presentation and are better at exposing details. The nail in the coffin of the Aventhos was their lack of handling multiple instruments at once well enough.

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Final Thoughts

These are both great models that have hit the market rather recently, and we earnestly believe that anyone who buys either one of these will be deeply satisfied. It’s true that the HD1s are slightly more comfortable, better looking and better sounding, but it really was a photo finish throughout this article. We hope you enjoyed seeing these two great but slightly flawed products go head to head and we hope you end up having the pleasure of owning one of them soon.

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AKG K92 Headphones: To Buy or Not to Buy http://reviewtech.info/akg-k92-headphones-review/ http://reviewtech.info/akg-k92-headphones-review/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:48:10 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=3622 The Sennheiser HD598 currently has the reputation for being the most affordable high definition headphones. Often being sold for less than $200, the 598’s have become an entry-level choice for many people in recent years. Often hailed as the undisputed gateway headphones for people looking to acquire high fidelity sound for the first time, they ...

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The Sennheiser HD598 currently has the reputation for being the most affordable high definition headphones. Often being sold for less than $200, the 598’s have become an entry-level choice for many people in recent years. Often hailed as the undisputed gateway headphones for people looking to acquire high fidelity sound for the first time, they have remained utterly unrivaled and unchallenged in attracting new members of the audiophile community.

AKG released a new pair that is also trying to gain some ground on this specific demographic. The AKG K92, an even less expensive pair of headphones, is trying to attract the same userbase as the HD598’s, though at an even lower price. Does it have what it takes to compete?

What comes in the box

The packaging of the K92 is standard affair. The cable length is 3 meters long, which already implies that indoor environments are what AKG had in mind with these headphones – more on that later. AKG also included a 6.3mm screw-on adapter, so that anyone who wants to plug in the K92 into an amplifier or a device with a larger input hole can do so. The headphones are fairly light, only weighing about half a pound or so. The earcups are circumaural, meaning they completely envelop your ears, as opposed to pushing against them. This combined with the light weight makes for a very comfortable piece of equipment.

The color and styling of the headphones is quite appealing. The black and gold combination gives it the look of a luxury item, but isn’t flashy or shiny enough to be considered excessive or over the top.

Tech Specs

AKG’s K92 doesn’t have any mind blowing specs that will intrigue audiophiles right off the bat, like with a much more expensive pair such as Beyerdynamic’s DT 990. The K92’s impedance is 32 ohms, which is fairly standard. This means they don’t need much extra power at all, and do not require external amplification from a dedicated headphone amplifier. Again, this is a technical detail that already heavily hints at the kind of consumer AKG is aiming for with these headphones. The K92s will work no problem by being directly plugged into virtually any device that plays audio, including phones or tablets.

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Sound Quality

There’s a couple of things that need to be gotten out of the way before we continue. For its price range, the quality of these headphones are pretty good. With the exception of some of Grado or Audio Technica’s cheapest over-ear headphones, the K92 does demolish a lot of the cheap brands that sell for similar prices like Skull Candy. But does the K92 offer a sound that’s as impressive as, say, the ATH-M20 or the SR-60e, which are just outside the K92’s price range?

For starters, the noise isolation on the K92 is adequate. While external, ambient noise is not completely blocked out, as you can still hear sounds when no music is playing, the noise reduction is perfectly fine as long as you have music playing at a decent volume. This is important as these are closed-back headphones, which means they prioritize noise isolation over characteristics associated with sound quality, like soundstage or imaging.

And how is the K92’s soundstage? It’s okay. Again, these are budget headphones, and that must always be taken into account when trying to compare different headphones, otherwise the only pair anyone would ever recommend in any situation would be the Sennheiser Orpheus. So compared to unknown brands one might find in a department store or HMV, the K92 will give the listener a taste of what the phenomenon of soundstage is like. You will be able to slightly detect different instruments coming from different directions. However, soundstage is a quality best experienced via open back headphones, and as such it is still quite limited on this pair.

It also isn’t the most suitable pair for being an all-rounder on the frequency spectrum. It manages to portray mids perfectly fine. Bass is mostly good and gives a noticeable vibration of a punch to low end frequencies without succumbing to any irritating hissing or buzzing like some cheap headphones do on strong low end frequencies. Vocals and voices in general are not too great, as they are often a bit too drowned out by other instruments. This won’t be a problem if you mainly listen to instrumental music. Having a music player with decent equalizer settings will be ideal if you purchase the K92s.

The treble is fairly weak, regardless of what genre of music is played. A brand like Grado is well known for having cheaper pairs with great treble, which is good news for fans of rock or metal. The K92s seem to be better suited for genres such as hip hop, rap, electronic, and various styles of pop that don’t take advantage of the entire scale of frequencies.

Who should buy these headphones?

While these cans fall short in some ares, it must be said that they are much better than your typical sub-$100 headphones. If you are on a very tight budget and are only used to something like Apple earbuds, the AKG K92 will satisfy your needs. However, if you’re already used to something that is in a higher price range or are simply willing to spend twice the amount of money, you’d be better off with some of the other items previously mentioned in this review. They’ll also work perfectly fine if movies, television or gaming is what you mainly will use them for.

The AKG K92 are a solid effort at delivering a value product for its price range and certainly are the better decision compared to many other cheap brands. Despite its flubs, its a reasonable entry into the ever growing list of gateway headphones that help introduce more people to the world of high definition audio.

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Sony XBR65X900E: A 4K Smart TV with a Lot to Offer http://reviewtech.info/sony-xbr65x900e-review/ http://reviewtech.info/sony-xbr65x900e-review/#respond Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:41:12 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=3579 Each passing year, 4K TV sets, Smart TVs, or televisions that offer the best of both worlds are entering more households. This year alone, more and more newer models have entered the market and the decision to settle on one product becomes more and more complex. While Sony has several different models, all with different ...

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Each passing year, 4K TV sets, Smart TVs, or televisions that offer the best of both worlds are entering more households. This year alone, more and more newer models have entered the market and the decision to settle on one product becomes more and more complex. While Sony has several different models, all with different screen sizes and specifications, the XBR65X900E, or just X900E, is one of their newest additions. Does it have the ability to satisfy all kinds of customers: gamers, Netflix bingers and the like?

The Specifications

The X900E model we’re looking at here is a 65 inch set that weighs 77 pounds. It has wi-fi functionality, four HDMI ports, possesses full-array LED backlighting, and of course is an Ultra High Definition screen which supports full 4K resolution. Being a Smart TV, it can easily connect to a wireless router and provide access to streaming services such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, or Netflix. It comes with a plastic stand, but is also fully capable of being mounted on a wall.

The Benefits of the UHD Upgrade

Some might say it is still too early to spend the extra cash to make the upgrade from 1080p (2 million pixels) to 4K/UHD (8 million pixels). While many consider the difference in resolution definition to be very noticeable, it ultimately depends on what services you’ll be using. Is it mostly for Netflix? The website has some programs that offer 4K streaming, but the list isn’t entirely exhaustive. Will you mostly be gaming on this TV? You’re going to need either a powerful gaming computer, or a console like the Playstation 4 Pro.

HDR Gaming with PlayStation 4

Many Youtube videos offer resolutions higher than 1080p, including 1440p and 2160p (4K). Someone who watches a lot of content from there could also get the benefits of upgrading. And while satellite programs are slowly starting to release more and more higher resolution programs, the majority of content will still be in 720p or 1080p, as those are still by far the most common resolutions. A TV like the X900E would be best purchased by someone who constantly uses at least a couple of these options.

Picture Quality

In addition to having four times the pixel count of standard 1080p screens, the X900E has multiple features to separate it from the rest of the competition. Full array LED lighting gives it clear picture from any viewing angles, making the contrast between dark and light colors more distinct. In other words, dark scenes will be darker, and bright scenes will be brighter, to provide a more realistic representation of how light looks. In movies or games, details that are literally hiding in the shadows will be more apparent than on other sets.

Sony XBR65X900E ScreenThe HDR, or High Dynamic Range, of the X900E is extremely well done. Many TV sets or monitors fail to constantly adjust to different color displays or lighting scenarios. It can make some situations look fantastic, but others look drabby or blurry. With HDR, the fidelity or the realism of the image is extremely authentic and realistic. Just like how people wear glasses or contact lenses to correct their vision and make their world look more clearly defined, HDR aims to make all lighting situations look as real as possible.

The size of the TV also helps add to the visual fidelity. A 65 inch screen is very large, and would be much too big for lower resolutions. With 900,000 pixels in 720p or 2 million in 1080p, the pixels get enlarged and stretched out the bigger the screen is. Viewing distances need to be taken into account too, since you may not notice the pixelation from a few feet or a couple meters away. But the 8 million pixels 4K provides being paired with a screen exceeding 60 inches is an ideal combo. Whether you’re watching from 3 feet away or 10, the picture quality will still be excellent.

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Extra Components

Quite thin for its screen size and weight

77 pounds makes for a fairly heavy device, and with wall mounting becoming more and more popular, the X900E’s weight makes that the ideal approach. It does come with a plastic stand, but it is centered rather than being placed at both edges, which is a little less practical for a TV with this weight. On the plus side, the X900E is quite thin for its screen size and weight, which makes it easy enough to balance, and has an ideal composition for wall mounting.

The screen also features a refresh rate of 120hz, double the standard. While there are not many devices that can take advantage of a frame rate above 60, it could be a reasonable screen for anyone with a powerful gaming computer. Though you would have to have something that can run 4K and 120fps at the same time, which is a feat as expensive as it is uncommon.

The input lag of the X900E is estimated at around 32-35ms, which is adequate for gaming, though many purists would much prefer it to be 10ms at the most. It’s not the most practical feature for a modern day TV set to have, but it could come in handy for some.

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Like many 4K TVs, it is still lacking in the audio department. The speakers are fine, but they boast no real audio fidelity that is the sound equivalent of HDR. There’s a standard 3.5mm headphone jack that will probably see as much use as an old CRT lying in someone’s attic. Investing in a sound bar with a digital optical input for high quality speakers would be advised for anyone wishing to go the full mile.

Final Thoughts

If you still think your current 1080p setup looks fine, then by all means put your upgrading dreams on hiatus. But if you feel that your current television has inadequate looking dark shadows or bright colors, or you’re simply not capitalizing on higher resolution streaming or your PS4 Pro, Sony’s X900E is a great addition or replacement to your existing tech lineup. The colors are phenomenal, the size is perfect for 4K resolution, and it could serve as a great investment down the years as more gaming and television streaming services release higher grade content with more consistency. UHD content.

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Vizio D43n-e1: A 1080p Screen with Value http://reviewtech.info/vizio-d43n-e1-1080p-screen-value/ http://reviewtech.info/vizio-d43n-e1-1080p-screen-value/#respond Thu, 16 Nov 2017 01:26:28 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=3562 Periodically upgrading one’s screen, be it a computer monitor or a TV set, is an inevitable duty for most of us. After the more essential luxuries of a better home or a better car are attained, we often set out to acquire a better electronics den, and the TV screen is the center piece of ...

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Periodically upgrading one’s screen, be it a computer monitor or a TV set, is an inevitable duty for most of us. After the more essential luxuries of a better home or a better car are attained, we often set out to acquire a better electronics den, and the TV screen is the center piece of the room. With so much information about 4K and Smart TVs buzzing around these days, we sometimes forget that many people still just want a large, affordable and reliable screen that offers the basics in 1080p resolution.

Vizio’s D-Series 43n-E1 is meant to offer a basic option for customers who don’t need the most cutting edge TV set. While the brand offers many UHD sets with various other features. The D43n is a bare bones television that promises to deliver only where it counts, but we’ll see how much it delivers on that promise.

Pros

  • The D43n features a 42.5 inch screen. This is a large size, and is recommended to be used at viewing distances of at least a few feet. Some might say that this is too small and 50+ inches is the standard, but there’s a sweet spot to be considered with around 40 inches. Again, this screen is only 1080p, which means it has roughly 2 million pixels. Generally speaking, the more pixels, the better. However, the bigger the screen, the bigger the pixels, and nobody wants pixelated images.

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  • To put it simply, 1080p will start to look too blurry on larger screens, and sizes as large as 50 inches should be saved for the 4K screens (8 million pixels).
  • The picture quality of the D43n is very impressive for its price range and for being an LCD TV. The technology referred to as “full array LED lighting” means that the screen produces its light from behind the glass in a uniformed manner, making the image look vibrant and crystal clear from any viewing angle.
  • The D43n also has 2 HDMI ports, which is the standard amount these days, and is 60hz, so it will be a good fit for modern day video game consoles that have standard frame rates. It is wall-mountable, and only weighs around 25 pounds, which is light for a screen size of roughly 43 inches.
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Cons

  • The D43n was deliberately designed to be a more minimalist option, in comparison to 4K resolution Smart TVs. What it aims to do, it does well, but anyone looking for a more complete package will be disappointed by this option.
  • This set offers no wi-fi capabilities, so it cannot be controlled with a smartphone to access sites like Youtube, for example. The biggest flaw for most people, however, would be the lack of Netflix or Hulu functionality. This set works perfectly fine if you only care about connectivity to a Playstation, a cable or satellite service, or to a DVD or Blu Ray player. But without wireless functionality, the only way to display streaming services on this TV would be to connect a laptop or PC via one of the HDMI ports, which is quickly becoming an outdated method.
  • The sound quality for the D43n is also nothing special, but nothing inadequate either. Audiophiles would benefit from plugging in external speakers or surround sound systems to the TV, but that of course increases the amount of money to spend. It’s also annoying that all of the input ports are on the backside of the TV, rather than being placed on one of the sides. It can become frustrating having to reach all the way to the back of the device to plug or unplug anything due to this hard to access design. If you have a lot of wires to deal with, you will want to keep this in mind.
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Who should buy this TV?

Anyone who doesn’t want to spend over $1000 on a television should definitely consider getting Vizio’s D43n. While it doesn’t have many features, what it does do for the most part is quite impressive. It’s one of the best 1080p screens in its price range and size, and will satisfy anyone who doesn’t need 4K or the perks of wi-fi compatibility. The D43n won’t impress everyone, but it will certainly please the specific audience it’s aiming for.

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Avast vs Norton: Which Keeps your Computer Safer? http://reviewtech.info/avast-vs-norton-which-keeps-your-computer-safer/ http://reviewtech.info/avast-vs-norton-which-keeps-your-computer-safer/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:27:23 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=3536 If you are searching for reliable antivirus software for your computer, figuring which one best addresses your specific needs and budget can be quite difficult given the large number of options you have to choose from. If you spend enough time going through all the information you can get on the internet, your search will ...

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If you are searching for reliable antivirus software for your computer, figuring which one best addresses your specific needs and budget can be quite difficult given the large number of options you have to choose from.

If you spend enough time going through all the information you can get on the internet, your search will eventually lead you to these two extremely popular antivirus software options: Avast and Norton.

Before we try to decipher which of these two systems reigns supreme, let us take a closer look at each one:

Avast

Avast - You are Protected

Avast provides all of the basics one would want from an antivirus system. It allows you to browse the web safely and blocks any malicious attacks that come your way. It provides an additional firewall, gives you improved privacy, and helps you deal with the hordes of spam that you are constantly being bombarded with.

Avast also offers a feature known as “Safezone” that allows gamers to navigate potentially dangerous servers without having their PC compromised. It provides an added layer of security for all of your game profiles and private information – like your credit card information – associated with your profile.

The one glaring weakness of Avast is the lack of parental controls. However, it is free to download and use, and it certainly offers a lot of features.


Norton

Norton - You are ProtectedWithout a doubt, Norton is the more established brand when it comes to providing internet security. The brand is recognized all over the world, even by those who aren’t computer savvy. It does an excellent job of defending your computer from any malicious programs that come its way, and it also give you more options as far as how you want to deal with each particular threat it finds. That might not mean much to those who aren’t particularly knowledgeable about the inner workings of a computer, but technology geeks will certainly appreciate it.

Norton is well-known for providing stellar coverage across a wide range of devices, and that has led to a few accolades for the software brand over the years, including a bronze award for AV testing.

With Norton, the user is in full control of how the software works. There are easy-to-use parental controls that give parents the ability to control what their children can do on the computer when they are not around. If you need to free up some processing power, there is a sleep mode that allows Norton to run in the background. Norton also monitors your network for any disruptions or attacks. There’s also a two-way firewall.

Another noteworthy feature of Norton; it helps you create a recovery disc that can be used to backup your operating system and most important files. If your computer ends up crashing or becomes unrecoverable for any reason.

Norton does all the little things you don’t always think to do. It scans discs that are inserted automatically, addressing any malicious programs that might be hidden in it before there is an opportunity for the virus to infect other files. It also scans attachments you receive with your messages to ensure they are safe before you download them.

There is a well-established customer support system that can be reached at any time of the day, so there is always someone to talk to if you require assistance. Norton’s support staff is well known for how quickly they respond to support tickets.


Comparing the two systems

Just by going over these two systems individually, it’s hard to argue against the fact that Norton offers a lot more protection and features. That’s to be expected considering the fact that Norton is one of the older antivirus software manufacturers, so the company has had lots of time to fine-tune their product.

The only thing that makes some people hesitate before committing to Norton is that it requires a paid subscription to use. From time to time, the company does offer limited promotions, typically a 30-day free trial. If you have not used a free trial for their software in the past, you might be eligible to try it out for free.

Regardless of if you decide to continue with a paid subscription or not, Norton is certainly the more complete package.

The best thing about Avast is the fact that it is completely free, so, if you end up with a PC that does not have any current protection, and you do not feel like shelling out a few bucks to purchase a Norton subscription, getting Avast’s free antivirus software is the next best thing. With Avast, you still get all the basic things that you need to keep your computer safe from the typical threats that you are exposed to when surfing the internet.

Malicious scripts are automatically blocked. You can scan your system for known threats, and the software automatically removes any virus it detects during the scan. You also have the option of performing a quick scan, which only targets the locations on your PC that are most susceptible to attacks. Another noteworthy feature is the boot-scan option. This allows you to scan your entire system before your operating system is booted. This is especially useful if you have malware that’s hidden when your PC is running.

It is no surprise that Avast is one of the most downloaded antivirus software systems in the world. It’s hard to believe that something that’s free can be so useful. If you decide to upgrade to a subscription, you get access to a few more features like the “Real Site” feature that helps you detect phishing sites and other shady websites. With a paid subscription, you also get access to a sandbox which you can use to test any files you want virtually without any risk to your PC. You will also be able to utilize the firewall when you get a paid subscription.

Wrapping up

As you can see from all the information we shared above, Norton and Avast are two excellent options to go with if your goal is to keep your computer safe from online threats. Norton is the more comprehensive program, but that comes with a price tag. Norton isn’t just an antivirus system, it a complete PC management tool.

Avast on the other hand is a complete antivirus program that will keep your computer safe when you browse the web, and it has a few features that help you manage your computer as well. All of these come free of charge, and if you are willing to spend a little to upgrade to a subscription, you get access to a few more tools and features.

It comes down to what works best for you. If you are simply looking for a way to protect your PC, Avast is the way to go. If you are looking for a way to manage your PC, and control how others in your home can use it and your internet network, and keep all your important files regularly backed up, the benefits you would get from a Norton subscription surely outweigh the costs.

Norton key features

Norton Antivirus

  • Virus scans
  • Helps monitor wireless network
  • Creates backup files
  • Parental controls leave you in charge
  • Excellent support staff
  • Firewall

Avast key features

Avast Free Antivirus

  • Free
  • Virus scans
  • Helps monitor networks
  • Software updater
  • Privacy controls

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Best Back to School Laptop http://reviewtech.info/best-laptop-students/ http://reviewtech.info/best-laptop-students/#respond Mon, 02 Oct 2017 22:37:09 +0000 http://reviewtech.info/?p=3510 Every student needs a decent computer for college, high school, or even middle school. The best back-to-school laptop should be efficient, reliable, and for your benefit, affordable. Asus ZenBook UX310UA meets all of those requirements. It can handle any task a student needs in school or anywhere for that matter with ease. And it looks ...

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Every student needs a decent computer for college, high school, or even middle school. The best back-to-school laptop should be efficient, reliable, and for your benefit, affordable. Asus ZenBook UX310UA meets all of those requirements. It can handle any task a student needs in school or anywhere for that matter with ease. And it looks great while doing so.

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Design

The Asus ZenBook UX310UA looks expensive, stylish, and overall gorgeous. This model’s design is similar to the more expensive Asus’s line of ultrabooks. In fact, it looks almost the same as Asus ZenBook Pro UX501VW-XS74T, which is the best Windows laptop from Asus at the moment.

The UX310UA ZenBook is lightweight (1.45kg) and thin. It looks a bit bulkier than other Zen models due to the fact that it fits in both an HDD and SSD. The frame is aluminum all around, which adds extra-sturdiness that students and especially parents will appreciate. The lid design on the Asus ZenBook UX310UA is very sharp. It’s so stylish that looks fit for a high-end office or business meeting. The device is available in several shades of silver and gold.

The only noticeable flaw to the UX310UA design is that the area directly surrounding keyboard will flex under pressure. It’s a common flaw for the entire ZenBook series.

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Hardware

Hardware-wise, the Asus ZenBook UX310UA is more than sufficient for a student. It runs on an Intel Core i5-6200U (dual core) and has 8GB RAM (DD4). The device features 128GB SSD and 500GB HDD, which gives you more than enough storage space for school projects. Note that you shouldn’t rely on the 128 GB SSD for basic file storage, as Windows will claim over a half of it.

The UX310UA has an Intel HD Graphics 620, which means it works good, but not fast enough to run the latest games. Buying a gaming laptop is only necessary if you plan on playing newer games. The top gaming laptops are bulkier than the UX310UA, and more expensive as well.

Asus ZenBook UX310UA ScreenThe UX310UA has an amazing screen. The quality of the picture is stunning and comparable to a MacBook. Considering the difference in prices, the Asus ZenBook UX310UA definitely wins against Apple in terms of valueyou’re your dollar here. The anti-glare on the screen is of superior quality, which is a great thing for those who love to study outdoors. Unfortunately, despite the great colors, the onboard Intel HD Graphics 620 can’t support advanced graphics software. Therefore, it’s not the best laptop for design students or intensive video editing.

The trackpad on the Asus ZenBook UX310UA isn’t the best on the market. It works fairly well if you don’t count the pinch zoom. Two-finger scrolling works but is rather wonky. Therefore, it’s best to use the trackpad only for the most basic of functions.

The keyboard, despite the slight design flaw mentioned above, is great. Its design is convenient but you might need time to adjust to it at first. Note that the Asus ZenBook UX310UA has cooling fans. The majority of laptops that run on i5 have them as passive cooling alone isn’t enough for that system. The downside to superior cooling is noise, which will be noticeable in a quiet room.

Performance

Performance

The Asus ZenBook UX310UA performance is one of the main reasons why it’s the best back-to-school laptop. The device works extremely well, being on par with some of the best ultrabooks on the market. It does the job well and costs much less than a top-of-the-line, brand new release. The UX310UA can handle the standard student workload so long as it’s not used for 3D modeling or graphics intensive tasks. The graphics capabilities are fairly limited, so you shouldn’t expect much from it. Its performance is suitable for powering games 2-3 years old, but not much else.

This laptop can easily handle things like browsing and office tasks, which is an important consideration for working college students.

In order to keep performance sharp, you should install the best anti-virus software you can get. If you don’t have anti-virus installed, you risk getting viruses and clogging your machine up with harmful files that will make it slower and possibly put your personal data
at risk.

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Battery

The Asus ZenBook UX310UA battery is above average. Like the rest of this device, it’s solid, good, but not really outstanding. However, it’s better than most comparable models in the UX310UA price range.

You or anyone using it will be able to work on the Asus ZenBook UX310UA for close to 5 hours with moderate performance. If you don’t do anything too taxing, it can run for up to 8 hours. You’ll need to minimize brightness for that (about 35%), but the screen quality definitely allows for that.

The Asus ZenBook UX310UA is the best back-to-school laptop you can find today because it’s well-balanced, has a durable metal frame, and is extremely stylish. It’s very fast, reliable, and efficient enough that it can compare to the more elite models. However, it’s affordable enough for an average student. Although the device has weak graphics, it has a very solid processor, battery, and a design that looks attractive in any setting.

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