Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Asus 1015PX EEE PC

Got this product for my 4 year old daughter 3 months ago and it still works brilliant! The netbook itself is a fabulous item! It looks good, slim design, and I like the mat-blue colour on the outer surface or cover. This item comes with a dual core atom processor and a 1GB RAM, which is very impressive for a netbook! Now there are some good and bad points I can say on this one.

The good points are:
Fast boot time
It is not noisy
Connects to the WIFI without a problem
The battery life lasts up to 11 hours
Fast on most online games
Fast on internet browsing
Good speakers
Small and compact for traveling
Very clear screen and would play high definition films as well

As for the bad points:
As an adult, I had a hard time typing on its keyboard. So I would not really recommend this to an adult who does a lot of typing as the keys are too fiddly and often requires a firmer tapping on keys.
There are some online games that my daughter finds slow on this one, it does not freeze up but it is annoyingly slow! I am a technical lady so I am not so sure whether it could be due to the graphics, memory or hard drive.
Over all it is a good Netbook, but it still does not surpass the function and capabilities of a laptop!


Specification:

Brand Asus
Built-In-Webcam Yes
Hard Drive Size 250GB
Colour Black
Memory Size 1GB
Operating System Windows 7
Processor Intel Atom N570
Processor Speed 1.66GHz
Screen Size 10.1
Wired Networking Port Yes
Wireless Built-In Wifi & Bluetooth
Type Netbook

Manufacturer's Description:
Notebook performance, netbook size.....fitted with the most powerful Intel Atom dual-core processor - the N570 - the Eee PC 1015PX netbook provides the perfect combination of multi-tasking productivity, with a richer multimedia and Internet experience. Add in a battery that lasts all day, and you have the perfect travel companion.

Stay connected, longer.....the Eee PC 1015PX gets the job done, all day long with ASUS-exclusive Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) technology. SHE intelligently helps optimise the system, to give you maximum power when you need it, and maximum battery when you don’t. Use the Eee PC 1015PX for up to 11 hours between recharges to remain productive on the go.

Slim and stylish.....with a 10.1 inch LED backlit screen, the Eee PC 1015PX displays crisp and vivid graphics in a portable form factor. Coming in a stylish seashell design that’s easily distinguishable in a variety of matte or glossy colours, there’s one that reflects your personal style and taste.
Take comfort.....a comfortable typing experience is at your fingertips with an ergonomic chiclet keyboard and a large touchpad with palm rejection technology. The Eee PC 1015PX has been designed so that you stay comfortable even after extended usage.

Get online in an instant.....the Eee PC 1015PX comes with Windows 7 and Express Gate Cloud, which allows users to get online without the need to boot in to Windows. Have fun and surf, chat or play games with a user friendly interface.
Imagine, access and do more with ASUS' Cloud Computing Service Eee Docking.....every Eee PC 1015PX comes with the ASUS-exclusive Eee Docking platform that serves as a convenient, one-stop solution that grants you easy access to digital content, services, and other useful software.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Photos of Looe Cornwall

I took these photos during my holiday on Looe Cornwall, it is a lovely old town with numerous shops, restaurants, cafes, and pubs which lead to the seafront-pier. What amazes me is that this is a small town yet the businesses here seems to be doing all right! Where I live is a city proper but I can see a lot of empty to let shops due to store closures and it is the opposite of what I saw here in Looe.

Looe is a tourist spot but to think about it, places like this would only get many people during peak holiday season which would mean an increase in sales and the rest of the seasons would be low. But I think since businesses there were mostly locals, they already know how to get over most low seasons even in this time of recession and economic crises. I heard from someone that some businesses would go through a financial support, like the Touch Financial just to get over the tough times and they do usually get back on their feet very quickly!

Some may have different solutions but business here in Looe Cornwall surely looks great!

Some Photo of Looe:

Some Photos of Looe Shops





Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Technology That Can Make Your Life Easier

Simplify Your Career Paths and Goals


Tablets, smartphones and even computers can distract us from our educational goals. We load them up with movies, games and applications that can distract, entertain and hinder us from typing up an essay, paying attention in the classroom or remembering to finish an assignment.

The technology meant to distract you can also help educate and even provide us with precious resources to complete our career goals; perform well on an assignment; and elevate our professional knowledge. Blogs and databases can help us discover new information; design new career paths; and simplify our careers and goals.

Educational Databases


Most students who venture off to college or return to school remain unaware of the free educational resources available to assist them in completing a program or degree. You could spend hours conducting search-specific queries at local colleges and universities' website until you find a specific program or degree, or you could visit an educational database that simplifies your research.

Let's say an online IT program appeals to your work schedule and interest. You could visit several third-party links to find out more information about a program. You may also waste several hours attempting to find a program that matches your interest by visiting third-party links, or you could just visit a database for online IT programs to simplify your search.

Most databases provide you with information about an online educational degree; let you choose a program; review the type of courses necessary; and answers any questions. There is not visiting external links. There is no driving to the university or school. You don't even have to wait in line to speak to your counselor. You just select, click and read.

Educational Blogs


Hundreds of current and past students submit loads of educational information onto personal blogs, from improving your writing skills to helping you understand computer programs. No matter what the subject may be, chances are someone is blogging about it.

Say you wanted to improve your IT networking skills. You have reviewed a few books. Asked your professor some questions. Even attended private lectures, but you feel unfulfilled. An IT blog may serve as the perfect starting point for discovering new practices and methods your professor, book and even lecture may not have discussed. Personal blogs can serve as great online sources for simplifying day-to-day tasks and elevating your ability to complete assignments for a job.

For more information, you can check out educational websites that feature a wealth of professionally written information, and personal technology blogs that often discuss professions and product-specific topics.

Sources:


ERIC

Dept of Education Western Australia

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Toshiba Satellite T110-10J Laptop

I had this Toshiba Satellite T110-10J for over a year now and so far do not have any problem with it. I mainly use this for blogging, Facebooking and a bit of surfing online and the battery still superb, gives me about 6 hours use on a balance setting. There are 2 batteries setting by the way, balance and eco mode, when set on an eco mode this will give you a longer battery life, but that would mean that the brightness will be automatically adjusted. It is an 11.6-inch Laptop so it is not that big and not too small, I actually find the typing keyboard just about right. I love the HD video performance on it, the windows 7 pre installed and most of all, the colour red!


Product Features and Technical Details

Product Features:

29.5cm (11.6") Widescreen - LED backlit Crystal Clear Display for clearer brighter images
Intel Pentium ULV Processor for battery life of up to 9hrs - excellent working time when away from the mains
Lightweight and stylish chassis at only 1.58Kg
Integrated Web Camera - allows you to talk to family and friends online
HDD protection - 3D angle motion sensor protects your data

Technical Details:

Model: T110-10J
Processor: Intel Pentium ULV SU2700 (1.3GHz, 2MB L2, 800MHz FSB)
Chipset: Intel GS40
RAM: 2GB + 1GB(DDR3 800MHz)
Hard Drive: 250GB 5400 rpm
Built in Screen: 11.6" LED backlit 1366x768
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel GMA 4500M 1340MB UMA
Optical Drive(s): N/A
Wireless: Integrated Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Mouse: Touchpad with Gesture Control
Keyboard: Near full size black keyboard
Operating System: Microsoft Windows7 Home Premium 64-bit
Additional Software: Toshiba Bluetooth™ Stack, Toshiba Bluetooth™ Monitor, Toshiba User's Manual, Supervisor Password Utility, Toshiba Assist, Chicony Camera Assistant Software, Toshiba Face Recognition, Microsoft® Works, Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 (free 60-day trial), Toshiba Value Added Package (Toshiba Power Saver, Toshiba Zooming Utility, Toshiba PC Diagnostic Tool, Toshiba Flash Cards, Toshiba Components Common Driver, Toshiba Accessibility, Toshiba Button Support), McAfee® Internet Security (includes free Internet updates for 30 days), WildTangent Games Console, Toshiba Photo Service, Toshiba Recovery Media Creator, Google Pack (Google Toolbar, iGoogle, Google Picasa), Connectivity Doctor, ConfigFree™, Toshiba utilities and drivers
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1
WebCam: 0.3MP WebCam with Face Recognition
Other: HDD 3D protection sensor, Eco Mode Utility & PC Health Monitor, USB sleep & charge
Ports: 3 x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI, 1 x external microphone, 1 x RJ45, 5 in 1 card reader, 1 x external monitor, 1 x DC-in, 1 x headphone
Networking Ports: 10/100 wired network
Sound: integrated Stereo
Extra Chassis info: Iron Red Gloss
Notebook battery life: Up to 8.5 hrs
Notebook dimensions: 287 x 211 x 24.9/37.6mm
Notebook weight: 1.58Kg