Review

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Review

On October 6th we attended the event Microsoft® called ‘Windows 10 Devices’ in which, along with new terminals of the range of Lumia, presented the renewal of its Pro range of convertibles. If you’re thinking about getting one, do not miss our analysis of the Surface Pro 4, the most anticipated convertible by Microsoft®.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Since its birth, in early 2013, the Surface Pro family has two basic principles. First, to combine under the same manufacturer both hardware (the computer itself), and software, allowing an excellent level of optimization. The second premise, also related to the union, is to offer the best of two worlds: the portability of a tablet and the power of a laptop.

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Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016 Review

The good: unsurpassed protection against malware. Its various phishing shields protect you from Internet fraud in virtually all situations. It is the fastest and at the same time, along with Norton Security, the one that consumes less computer resources. Its optimization tools are simple and extremely useful.

The bad: its interface can be improved. We miss some form of parental control, a boot disk or the available space for Internet backups.

Conclusion: Though the competition is becoming closer, as in the case of Kaspersky and Norton you could say that they’re almost close on its heels, Bitdefender still remains, this year, the best antivirus for Windows and Mac. It definitely needs to be more generous when it comes to including some additional tools, such as those mentioned above.

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016 – a Review

This protection software of Romanian origin, made big brands such as Norton or Kaspersky to get down from their high horse, and it’s becoming quite a habit for it to lead the lists of best antivirus for PC and Mac this year. We will explain you the reasons one by one.

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Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750 Router Review

Certainly nowadays there are a lot of routers on the market which offer higher wireless speeds than the Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750 with its 450 Mbit/s in the 2.4 GHz the field of instrumentation and its 1300 Mbit/s in the 5 GHz range and most of them even have an eSATA port. However, these routers are also significantly more expensive than the Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750.

Netgear R6400-100NAS

And if we are honest, the vast majority of users won’t need an eSATA port and even the 450 Mbit/s in the 2.4 GHz range are more than enough for streaming movies lag-free in HD quality on one device while one plays a network game on another device. And then there are still the 1300 Mbit/s in the 5 GHz range, that can be used simultaneously in parallel with the 450 Mbit in the 2.4 GHz range. To be able to use the full capacity of the Netgear R6400-100NAS AC1750 in the WLAN area, most DSL lines in private households are undersized.

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Philips 272G5DYEB 27-Inch G-Sync Gaming Monitor User Review

This monitor is great!  For me it meets all the important criteria that are important for me in a monitor at the moment:

  • G-Sync – No tearing or input lag ever again
  • 144Hz – paired with G-Sync just great to look at, but hard to describe … everything is so “smooth” 🙂
  • 1080p – I like to play at the native resolution and still with all the hype around UHD I can’t use it as even my GTX970 can’t shoulder modern games on 1080p and if it can there still is down sampling.
  • 27 inches – Super size if you have a somewhat lower table and thus distance from the monitor.

Before I had the only other monitor that currently met these criteria, the Acer XB270H Abprz, but it had a relatively poor black level and even for a TN panel a narrow viewing angle. Because I couldn’t get used to the poor black level I got the Philips 272G5DYEB/00. When compared noticed that the black level was much better and had no blue tinge, as is the case with the Acer and that the viewing angles and brightness distribution was better. Otherwise, they were at a fairly similar, high level in all other respects (sharpness, brightness, contrast) (for TN panels), the color reproduction was perhaps a tick better on the Acer but nothing decisive. Overall, my choice was clear and the Acer was sold again.

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SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive with micro USB connector Review

Although cloud based storage services is a reality for millions of users, physical storage solutions are still important, especially when it comes to moving large amounts of data. SanDisk, a veteran in this area, has renewed its catalog of solutions for tablets and phones with the new SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0, the protagonist of our review today.

Under the guise of standard pen drive, the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 integrates a flash drive (of up to 64 GB capacity) which offers two types of connectors, a USB 3.0 for PC or Mac and a micro USB 2.0, the standard in the industry of Android-based devices. Thanks to an ingenious and effective mechanism, you can switch from one connector to the other, depending on your needs.

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TP-LINK RE450: optimize your WiFi for a maximum performance

Surely you will feel identified with the following situation, as it’s not unusual when you have Internet service at home. Once the contract is signed, the technician from the ISP comes to your house, locates the communications output, and installs the router just some meters away.

It is true that, on rare occasions, we can negotiate an installation on another room, but sometimes this is even not enough to ensure wireless access to all locations in the house. Though this lack of coverage in every corner was not a problem a few years ago, today most homes have a wide range of devices whose full functionality depends on a correct Internet connection; and not just entertainment or productivity elements (such as laptops, smartphones, tablets and printers), but also control and safety elements (such as wireless thermostats or surveillance cameras) that can only fulfill their functions if they have a stable Network connectivity.

TP-LINK RE450

To check if these problems have a solution, we reviewed one of the most powerful network extenders that can be found on the market, the TP-LINK WiFi Range Extender AC1750 RE450.

For big problems…

A big problem needs a big solution and the specifications of the TP-LINK WiFi Range Extender AC1750 RE450 show it as the perfect candidate for this issue.

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A comparison of the best antivirus for Windows 7

AV-TEST has made an interesting comparison that has allowed them to see which the best antivirus are for Windows 7 that you can find in the market.

Yes, we are aware that there are more current operating systems, such as Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, but the reality is that today Windows 7 continues to lead the OS market for general consumption, and by quite a comfortable distance, a situation that doesn’t look like it’s going to change any time soon.

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Dedicated graphics card or integrated, hard disk or SSD: five PC components that you need to know which one is the best for you

Maybe it’s time to renew your computer: find a computer that fits your needs in this new season. Or, on the other hand, you may only want to expand its power or capacity.

What do you need to know about the components of a computer to mount the best PC or get the right parts? Though at first this may be complex, the important parts of a computer that you must assess are not too many. Let’s get to know them better.

The hard drive

hard drive

The hard drive is possibly one of the most important components of a computer: thanks to them you can store data and install the operating systems. There are several types of drives: magnetic hard drives (the most widespread), SSDs (new and fast) and hybrid drives that combine both technologies.

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Norton Security 2016 User Review

I’ve used Norton Internet Security for 2 years and was quite satisifed. Norton Security replaces the previous applications Norton Antivirus and Norton 360 so that all features are included in one application. I’ve been using antivirus applications for many years. I already had Norton Antivirus in the 90s although back then the program slowed down my PC significantly. That’s why I used other applications in between. Avira, Comodo, Kaspersky, and McAfee  for example, I can’t even remember the names of some of them. I had the premium versions of Kaspersky and Avira but all in all wasn’t really satisfied. Avira lasted the longest (3 years) until the software stopped working and even a new installation couldn’t protect my PC properly. After that I tested the free version of Comodo but wasn’t all that pleased because the application was very intrusive but didn’t offer 100% protection.

Because of all of that I switched back to Norton Internet Security 2 years ago after some positive reviews in Magazines and from customers persuaded me. And indeed: After my first scan with Nortion Internet Security the software found 3 until then not found comprimised files which the application removed or even repaired. These weren’t some dangerous virus that would have made my PC useless but it did make a good first impression and showed that a switch of software was indeed necceary.

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M vs 970M vs 965M vs 960M vs 860M Specs and Benchmark Comparison

Powered by the next-gen Nividia Maxwell archictecture, compared to their predecessors, GeForce’s GTX 980M and GTX 970M take graphic cards to a new level with their unmatched power efficiency, high performance and advanced features. But the GTX 960M, based on the same architecture with its predecessors, fails to impress in the technical specs department.

There are two versions of the GTX 860M. One is based on the Maxwell architecture while the other packs a Kepler version. The latter featured a MXM interface along with 80% more shader units. But its low performance made it less usable. Comparing the GTX 960M and the Maxwell version of the GTX 860M, you will spot numerous similarities in specs. Both GPU models use a GM107 chip; you can place 640 Unified Shaders. They also have 2048 – 4069 MB GDDR5 video memory available for use connected via a 128-bit memory interface.

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