Best Laptop for Video & Photo Editing 2019

Nowadays, most of the existing smartphones are designed with a built-in capability to allow users to edit a simple video, exactly as they would do with most of the laptops. However, when more serious photo and video editing is needed, these devices require an upgrade. You probably observed that gaming, photo and video editing is an intensive task. Therefore, most laptops have become powerful and adaptable devices that are capable of handling this task. However, only a few laptops show good results for such job.

When you are trying to find such a laptop, there are a few things that you need to pay attention to, such as processing power, memory, hard drive space and graphics card. Parts such as the processor, storage, RAM and display have an important role in this equation. Generally, you should look for a laptop that contains a powerful processor, for example i5 or i7, high RAM, such as one of 8GB or 16GB, and a full HD screen resolution. Such a screen resolution offers a crystal-clear view that is required for media editing and for appealing movies.

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Best Laptop under 200 dollars 2019 (Laptops and Chromebooks)

When taking about laptops, we first look at its specifications. People never consider user experience which is possibly the most important factor for any mobile device.

If you are building a PC then this isn’t the case. Your setup’s ergonomics is independent of your internal components. This is not the case with laptops, even with all the i5s and i7s, working on them can still be inconvenient. The displays can have back light bleed or typing on them may make your fingers and wrists hurt.

One cannot help but think of Apple’s MacBook, when user-friendliness is at stake. The $800 price tag is, sadly, difficult to swallow. Especially, if you are about to begin school and are looking for a lot cheaper alternative.

We have investigated different options that might be available. Starting from Windows 10 laptops under $200 price, refurbished devices and of course Chromebooks.

Windows 10 Laptops under $200

The most important factors to look for in a laptop at this price are: User-experience, storage, display and battery-life. Windows 10 is a heavy operating system but developer have done a good job cramming it into a drive as tiny as 15GB.

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Best Gaming Laptop under 700 dollars 2018

The PC gaming market is flooded with newer and more efficient hardware which has the gaming community psyched since the Nvidia Pascal release in 2016. Given all of this, it is curious to see how many budget gaming laptops still use the older GPUs, mostly GTX 950M and 960M. We will see as we look closely at individual laptops, how good of a performance they pack for the aforementioned budget. The most crucial deciding factor other than the GPU, will be high speed storage, CPU and of course, the display.

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Best Laptop under 400 Dollars 2018

In our previous article we reviewed four of the most loaded laptops around the $500 tag. We have lowered it further to $400 to see what the market segmentation is like at that price point. The point of high end laptops was to provide performance and we cared little about weight and battery life. Surely, at this budget if we are not asking for gaming, we can get good laptops for lightweight productivity and casual use. Can’t We?

Well the market is segmented differently from the perspective of a few manufacturers. Somehow, they want to convince consumers that at $400 they can provide everything just as well as those high end products. As a result, we end up with products that aren’t good for power users or the casual ones. These are the products which you would want to avoid. Also considering your personal needs is important while deciding what you might prefer. For example, if you are a blogger who likes to travel to different places and write about them then reliable battery performance is going to matter more than CPU performance or the RAM size. Similarly, a corporate executive can appreciate a faster SSD which would make boot time extremely small and programs like Microsoft Office would load quickly.

Notice that we are considering products that can be regarded as laptops and are not convertible tablets or Chromebooks. The main reason for doing this is not so much the form factor but the CPU inside it. Anything with an Intel Core M from any generation is something we are intentionally avoiding just to stick to laptop department alone. There is an entire range of Macbooks and Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Book, but those things cost north of a $1000 price tag. Something a budget conscious person would avoid.

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Best Gaming Monitor under 200 dollars 2018

Having a good gaming monitor to compliment the hardware in your PC is an essential addition to any serious gamer. The difference a quality monitor can make is huge, and can greatly improve a user’s experience. Unfortunately, quality comes with a price tag and affording a high spec monitor isn’t always the easiest on your wallet or purse.

Anyone who has built their own PC for gaming purposes will know that you spend most of your hard earned cash on a graphics card. For a good GPU, you’d be looking to spend $250+ and that would be for one of the bottom end models. There’s no getting away from that price tag, but for those of us on a tight budget, there are options for quality Monitors below the $200 mark. Spending below that mark can be a perfect way to get the most out of your current GPU and improve your visual experience.

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Best Monitor for Macbook Pro (Retina) / Mac Mini / Macbook Air

Tutorial about how to choose a monitor to combine with a Mac computer. There are many models available, with pretty different prices and features. A short review about the main technologies, certifications, reference standards to consider.

The choice of a Monitor to use with a computer is not an easy task: there are many models for each price range, apparently similar but often with functions and features even much different from each other…So what are the best 2016 monitors to match a Mac computer with? And which parameters should I consider to choose them?

Keeping the average Mac user as parameter in mind, we’ve thought to explain the elements to consider in order to combine a monitor with a computer, which can be a Mac Mini, a Mac Pro, but also an additional display for a MacBook Air or a MacBook Pro. There’s really an unlimited number of them, with displays suitable for people who professionally work with photos and videos, and other ones realized for design, yet other ones for gaming and multimedia, or pretty generic and cheap ones, suitable for people who do an office job (writing, emailing, web surfing etc.). We’ll shortly see the main technologies, certifications and the reference standards to consider.

Which connections should a Monitor be equipped to work with a Mac?

All pretty recent Mac computers provide, as standard, a Mini DisplayPort port (Thunderbolt); you can use this one to connect monitors that integrate this port: DVI, HDMI, or the old VGA monitors can be connected with specific adapters. Apple and third party producers provide Mini DisplayPort-DVI, Mini DisplayPort-VGA, Mini DisplayPort/DVI-Dual-Link and Mini DisplayPort-HDMI adapters. The current Mac Pro can handle without any problem up to three displays with 5K resolution and six Thunderbolt displays (we redirect you to this support document by Apple to know details about the types of Ultra HD monitor supported and how to set them up).

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The Surface as a Desktop Replacement: How a Tablet Becomes a Stationary Computer

Surface Flexible, mobile, and always with you: a tablet like Microsoft’s Surface (Pro) could replace a desktop computer. We can tell you how.

It has been a possibility for a while, but sometimes we do not use ideas like this until a few years later. Microsoft offers the Surface Dock for its own Surface devices, which is a docking station designed for the Surface Book, the Surface laptop and the newer Surface Pro. For me, the Anschaffung would have been useful…

The outgoing situation

I love siting at my large desktop PC. I use two monitors – one in high-format positioned for Office, Mail or Spotify. The main display is used for “surfing the net” and research for work. This is the best system for me.

The only dumb thing is that the computer makes time fly by. After eight proud years, the once high-end gaming monster that I bought a few years ago with a fast SSD could no longer handle it. Right next to it, I use a Surface Pro 3 – which also is not among the newest technology anymore.

My motivations for using the Surface as a desktop replacement

What now? Buy a new one? I analysed…

The problem: I didn’t really want to fit a new tower into my home office, seeing as I do not really game much (on PC) nowadays and leave less hardware lying about the apartment. Ah, and I would like to save energy too.

The potential solution: I use my popular Surface Pro 3 as a replacement for the desktop computer. The tablet which was released some years ago still runs wonderfully and solidly equipped with Intel Core i7-4650U, 8GB RMA and 256GB SSD.

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Echo Dot Review: how good is Amazon’s 3rd generation of Smart speaker with Alexa?

Verdict
When we tested the second generation of Amazon’s Echo Dot, we were forced to conclude that it was not particularly well-suited to playing music. However, in contrast, the third generation of Amazon’s connected speaker is quite good; the newest Echo Dot has vastly improved audio quality. What’s more, given its affordable price, it is unquestionably the most inexpensive way of bringing Alexa into your home. Our only criticism is that it no longer features a customizable plastic shell as previous versions did. Apart from this shortcoming, for its price, the Echo Dot is a near-perfect connected speaker..
What we liked
  • No HDD, only 256GB storage space
  • Poor battery life
  • Only one USB 3.0 port
  • Not the latest Bluetooth version (v4.0)
Con
  • it’s no longer customizable

By launching its Echo Dot, Amazon took a giant leap forward in the field of connected home technology. The Echo Dot is the most affordable way to bring Alexa into your living room and it also makes a great gift.

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AOC AG322QCX Review: large gaming monitor with 144Hz

AOC AG322QCX144Hz, 31.5” curved display with QHD resolution, and all sorts of ergonomic functions – the AOC AG322QCX awaits with features to please gamers. I have tested it to see whether the concept has taken off.

Pro
  • Good workmanship
  • Adaptive sync
  • Good image quality
Con
  • The buttons on the QuickSwitch controller

Before we begin with the complete test, here is an overview of the technical specifications once again. For those of you who are really keen to know, you can jump to the conclusion here.

First impression, delivery and assembly

The first impression is very good, even the packaging gives a positive impression. The assembly instructions are in one of the higher flaps on the packaging, you can’t miss it. I also really like the spacers for the monitor – with that you can put it on the table when assembling it knowing that it will not bend the curved display.

AOC AG322QCXThe delivery has everything that you need. Along with the monitor, there is also the power cable, a DisplayPort cable, an HDMI cable, a 3.5mm cable, a USB-B 3.0 cable and the QuickSwitch controller. The usual papers have been condensed onto one small product information sheet. In addition, there is also a CD with the operating instructions.

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The best 12 iPhone XS and XS Max tricks

iPhone XS The new iPhone XS and XS Max that Apple launched a month ago at the Apple Event are a commercial hit. Their powerful processors, their big bezel-less displays, the design inherited from the iPhone X and the new camera features have prompted many users to replace their phones with the most powerful iPhone right now.

For those with older iPhone models, these two new iPhones are full of novelties, new options, gestures and features that we will break down in order to make the most out of these smartphones.

iPhone XS and XS Max tricks

Setting up Face ID

The new iPhone XS and XS Max have a new security and unlocking system called Face ID. Apple has replaced Touch ID with a new technology that uses thousands of dots to scan our face and identify us flawlessly.

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