ZenBook UX305LA Review: Consider If You Are Willing To Spend

ASUS ZenBook UX305LA ReviewAsus clearly knows how to break the mold and create a completely breathtaking piece of machine. The Asus ZenBook UX305LA is proof of that. Clearly, we are in awe of the new offering made by the Taiwanese giant. Here’s why.

Firstly, it is a good-looking laptop available in three colours–black, white and a stunning gold. It is also available with different variations in color so buyers can choose from Core M, Core i5, and a Core i7-5500U. Apart from this, the laptop has many other features.

Looks:

The new Asus ultrabook is slim and has been tastefully designed with gleaming corners and clean sides. Apple Macbook Air has a clear completion in this one from Asus.

Weight:

It is feather light and we mean it. Weighing 1.3 kg, UX305LA feels like you are a carrying an elegant and a dainty book in your hands.

Display:

It offers crisp picture quality, thanks to a 3200×1800 pixel LED-backlit display. The colors don’t irritate the eyes and the best bit is you can work on this machine for hours without getting tired.

Battery life:

We expected a battery life of upto 15 hours, but the laptop lasts for only 10 hours. This is where Asus could have done some improvements.

Other features:

It comes loaded with two USB ports and features a HD webcam. The laptop also has a SDXC card reader a microphone-in jack, a headphone-out jac.

The laptop will go on sale in India from 15 October. ZenBook UX305LA runs on Windows 10 and is being billed at Rs 97,990. This might be a hefty price to pay but most of the features are worth that hole in the pocket.

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Microsoft’s First Laptop Is Here: All About The Surface Book

Microsoft has taken another big leap. After launching two flagship smartphones Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the company is ready to take the gadget market by storm with its Surface Pro 4. To woo gadget lovers, the company even unveiled its much-awaited laptop, the Surface Book and both are now available at pre-order.

Microsoft Surface Surface Book features

Touted to run at a twice speed of MacBook Pro, Surface Book sports a 13.5-inchPixelSense display with 3000×2000 pixels resolution and 267ppi pixel density. Like Surface Pro 4, this too is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The first laptop of the company also offers a choice of processors and users can either get an Intel Core i7 processor or Intel Core i5 processor. The company has also offered a choice of RAM, between 8GB and 16GB.

Surface Pro 4 features

Apart from the Surface Pen, that is bundled with both Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, Microsoft Surface Pro boasts of a wide display measuring 12.3-inches along with 2736×1824 pixel, PixelTouch. As expected by users, the screen is well-protected by 0.4mm Corning Gorilla Glass 4. To ensure a hassle free performance, Microsoft has offered a choice of three different 6th generation Core processors of Intel, Core i5, Core i7 and Core M3. Storage is also not a problem with this device as its storing capacity starts from 128GB and can be extended up to 1TB. It also supports a high-speed RAM of 16GB. Yet, the basic model starts from 4GB. Claimed as sturdier, thinner, lighter and faster model, Surface Pro 4 also has impressive camera features with 8MP at the rear and 5MP at front.… Read the rest

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Use of Laptop Leads to Chronic Physical Problems- Survey

It seems that the most essential thing for today’s youth is the biggest cause of their pain. Yes! You guessed it right, Laptop it is. Doctors are implying that the main reason behind neck and lower back pain suffered by youngsters and professionals these days is the use of laptop for long hours on a regular basis.

Dr. H.S. Chhabra of Indian Spinal Injuries Center said, “Unlike desktops, the laptops haveUse of Laptop Leads to Chronic Physical Problems both the keyboard and the monitor attached to each other. You have to slouch to use it while sitting on bed. Many people keep it on the lap but even that causes lower back pain.”

He also said that about 15% of the total patients visiting their center in a month are students or young professionals suffering from chronic neck or lower back pain due to poor posture.

A survey conducted by Dr. Shankar Acharya, co-chairman of spinal surgery department at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital revealed that pain in the neck and lumbar region was common among people in North Delhi who were preparing for civil services.

He said, “These days most of the study materials are available online. These students spend hours together reading from laptops, which causes the musculoskeletal problems. Many of them take painkillers but don’t seek professional advice. Only those with crippling pain approach us.”

A recent survey carried in Finland and Britain showed that about 20% to 40% of youth are suffering from neck or back pain due to poor posture. Another study revealed that females are more affected than males. However, due to lack of survey, nobody knows the numbers of people suffering from musculoskeletal problems in India but the surely it would be extremely high. 

To deal with this problem, doctors are suggesting the use of laptops with detachable keyboards so that the same is placed conveniently to ease posture.… Read the rest

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Xiaomi Laptop On The Cards Sooner Than We Think

Xiaomi laptop on the cards sooner than we thinkAfter gaining a strong foothold in the smartphones market, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi is all set to launch a laptop. Bloomberg News had earlier hinted at Xiaomi’s plans to enter the laptop industry. This news was recently confirmed by Taipei Times, which reported that hardware firm Inventec has been roped in to manufacture the laptop.

Taipei Times said Inventec chairman Richard Lee has confirmed that the Xiaomi laptop could start shipping as early as the beginning of 2016. “I am upbeat about the business outlook for Xiaomi’s notebook computers, as the firm has more than 200 million registered smartphone users,” Lee said.

Competing with Apple

Xiaomi is known for producing sleek and quality devices at low costs. This means, it could give tough competition to Apple’s range of laptops in China. On the other hand, it could face competition from Apple in the US market where the latter seems to have established a monopoly.

Although little is known about the new Xiaomi laptop, it is expected to feature a sleek look with some powerful hardware.

Watch this space for all the developing information on this laptop.

 

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Microsoft Announces Latest Skype Beta That Comes With Windows 10 Mobile Compatibility

As a surprise, Microsoft has launched a beta version for the new messaging application for Skype on Windows 10 Mobile devices. The latest app is directed towards replacement of the stock messaging client that is currently available on handsets running on Windows 10 Mobile. It will offer both video call and messaging features to users.

The new universal Skype app is significant of the new route Microsoft is treading as well as Skype’s new approach. This is seen as justified given that it now wants to rank among the topmost texting and IP calling services on a global scale.

Microsoft Announces Latest Skype Beta That Comes With Windows 10 Mobile CompatibilityWhat’s New With Skype Now?

Skype now offers texting, IM, emoticon as well as call support all at once to users. Of course, you need to be signed in using a Microsoft account.  The latest Skype Messaging, Calling and Video ‘Preview’ integrates specific features of Skype into your Phone apps to ensure faster streaming/services. The integration feature is currently not available on handsets that run on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or even Windows 7. Microsoft has not yet officially announced how soon the beta app will be available for the Windows 10 Mobile testers. We are anticipating a release for a latest Windows 10 Mobile preview build too and perhaps then Skype Beta will be up and available for the testers.

Wrapping Up With Skype

As of now it is unclear is the public will get to access this new prepped up version in beta. However, we do know that with time, Microsoft will allow the new Skype to run seamlessly across all Windows versions on Mobile.  Ultimately, Skype will turn out as one big universal app that can be integrated with ease. Wait until year end and we will know for sure.… Read the rest

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Dell Plans To Lend Support For Start Ups In India; Also Plans Expansion In Indian Market

Dell, has gone on air stating that it will now extend support to new Indian startups since the latter have begun to offer ideas that are innovative and can change the way the world is today. Dell has proposed to offer technological support and also assistance across the avenues of scaling, capital as well as seeding according to the needs of the entrepreneurial venture, confirmed Michael Dell, its chief executive. He also praised the variety in the startup scene in India while also mentioning how the climate in this niche has changed over the last half decade.

 Dell Plans To Lend Support For Start Ups In IndiaDell’s Start Up Inclination

 The chief executive recently met few Bengaluru startups such as InMobi and has already appreciated these firms for the “amazing work.” Dell has also stated that while it could invest in start-ups in the coming years, it will not venture into manufacturing smartphones anytime soon. When quizzed why, Dell said that only a couple of makers were raking in profits while most have been facing a loss story. Dell is also now a private venture and Michael Dell also asserted how this move actually benefited them while also healing employees to make quicker decisions.  He stated, “Going private is allowing us to focus on future for two or five years. Employee satisfaction is at the highest this year…”

 Dell Looks Into The Future

Dell is looking at expanded its India arm for products/services since the country alone accounts for 30 per cent business while also ranking as the third largest market for Dell products. The company is currently enhancing its reach and investment base in India for services, data center offering, global finance as well as R&D. According to reports from Data Corporation, Lenovo is the leader in PC shipment, followed by HP and then Dell.

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IFA 2015: Lenovo Launches ThinkPad Yoga 260

Windows devices are finally coming into the big league thanks to Lenovo. The maker announced launch of its latest array of Windows 10 based laptops as well as desktops for the B, E, M and S series at IFA, Berlin in Germany on Wednesday. The laptop variants that saw revelation are ThinkPad Yoga 260, IdeaPad 100S, the IdeaPad 300,  IdeaPad 500,  Idea IdeaPad 300, IdeaPad 500 and Lenovo’s Miix 700 devices. Also, up for availability in the retail marts soon are the IdeaCentre desktops and the Yoga Tab 3 Android tab.

Dissecting The ThinkPad Yoga 260            

We chose to dissect the ThinkPad Yoga 260 that is causing buzz with its LTE capability.Lenovo Launches ThinkPad Yoga 260 At IFA The classic stand, tend and normal modes are still available on this Yoga baby.

 

Read More: With a 12.5-incher display, users can choose a full HD or a FHD option when it comes to screen res. Powering the entrails of the ThinkPad Yoga 260 is either an Intel Core i3 or an i5, as you can afford.

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There is a very meaty Intel Core i7 Skylake chipset processor powered variant too. The Lenovo launch supports up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and up till 512 GB SSD of internal storage. A couple of USB 3.0 ports plus a Mini Display Port with  HDMI out port add utility to the new release. Of real worth is the 720p RealSense webcam and the Hello spec that Windows 10 comes with.

The Pricing Story

Choose from silver or black hues and be relaxed about running the laptop for 10 hours with a single round of charging. The pricing starts at upwards of $949 and you could bag one from November onwards.Read the rest

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India To Get 10 Green Supercomputers

India is all set to get a great boost in the field of technology as 10 green supercomputers would be installed in the country in a course of 3 years. The new computers will not only give a significant boost to the computing performance but also will make a sharp reduction on the power consumption, said a Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) scientist.hedimg_1020_large_verge_super_wide

Computers to be launched in phases

Confirming the news to IANS, the  associate director and head of the High Performance Computing, C-DAC, Pune, Sanjay Wandhekar said that they have plans for installing at least five to ten supercomputers in this year and the rest would be introduced in phases in the the coming three years.

According to the reports, the supercomputer machines planned for installation in the coming days are developed under the National Supercomputing Mission worth Rs. 4,500 crores. Being a crucial mission for the development of the country, it is jointly handled by information technology, electronics science as well as technology departments.

India to enter green computing list

As of now, 11 machines from India have entered the world’s 500 most powerful supercomputer list, out of which 2 are in the top 100 list. Once the 73 supercomputers are installed, India will also make its place in the list of Top 500 green computing, which is indeed a great achievement. … Read the rest

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Microsoft May Release Office 2016 On September 22; Expect A Dark Theme And Major Updates

Microsoft is reportedly set to launch Office 2016 on September 22, 2015. WinFuture.de claims to have a memo stating the release date of the new version of Office. Office 2016 for office 365 users on Mac was released in July.

Microsoft To Release Office 2016 On September 22The wow factor in Office 2016

It is being anticipated that the upcoming Office 2016 would come loaded with updates for Publisher, Access, Visio, Project, Skype for Business Outlook, One Note, PowerPoint, Excel and of course, Word. Microsoft is sweeping the innovation circuit with its release of Skype for Business and E5 in the second quarter this year.

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What’s Hot?

Users are excited about Office 2016 since it will come laced with a dark theme as well as an assistant called Tell Me. This will be found within the Ribbon User Interface. Besides these, an automatic rotation feature will detect and fix image orientation without a manual prompt. … Read the rest

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Windows 10 Secret Start Menu Enhances User Friendliness

Windows 10 is now out in the market and has successfully retained its pre-launch hype. The new operating system of Microsoft has earned positive response from users, thanks to its unique Start Menu. The new Start Menu is not just convenient to find and use, it offer several hidden functions for enhanced user-friendliness.

Secret Start Menu at a glance

By now, many of you know that the new operating system can be used inWindows 10 Secret menu to enhance user-friendliness and reduce time touchscreen mode as well. Users who want to operate the device in touchscreen mode just need to tap and hold the Start button for one or two seconds to make it functional.

Apart from the touchscreen mode, the shortcut menu also has some secrets that comes handy for many of the users. By using this menu, users can directly go to the tool they want without going through multiple menus. Whether you want to access the computer management tools, disk tools, system information or event viewer, you can directly find it from the Windows Administrative Tools in the All Apps section under the Start Menu. While Run command, Task Manager, Control Panel and Command Prompt can be found from the Windows System tool in the All apps section of the Start Menu. … Read the rest

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