My Ultrabook

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Lenovo Ideapad U410: An all-round performer

Firstly, here are the specs of my utlrabook which will give you a pretty clear idea about the powers of this beauty.

DESCRIPTION LENOVO U410 LAPTOP/ULTRABOOK
CPU 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3537U (3.10GHz 1660MHz 4MB)
Operating System
Windows 8 – 64 bit
Memory
8GB (DDR3)
Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® 610M (1GB)
Dimensions
13.5″ x 9.3″ x 0.8″
Camera
1.0MP HD fixed-focus webcam
Display
14.0″ HD LED anti-glare display (16:9 widescreen)
Weight
4.19 lbs.
I/O Ports
  • 2 USB 2.0 port
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • HDMI
  • Headphone jack
  • Mic jack
  • RJ-45
  • 2-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC)
Storage
1TB (7,200 RPM) + 32GB SSD
Wireless Connectivity
  • 10/100 LAN
  • Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
Keyboard
AccuType keyboard
Battery Life
Up to 8 hours
Durability Features
Full aluminum exterior shell

Now lets talk about its design, usability and durability.

DESIGN : 9/10

Well, I would be lying if I said that this laptop does not have any similarity with Apple Macbook Pro. When I bought this laptop in US in 2013, I used to get tempted by the sexy design of Macbooks but the super high price was a big turn-off. So, when I came across this laptop, i was blown away with its spectacular and compact design. It was like a windows-macbook-in-my-budget.  I was immediately sold off on the ideapad, once I saw the specifications.

USABILITY : 7/10

I have been using this laptop for past 3.5 years now for all my computing needs which ranges from watching videos to developing android and python applications. So, I am pretty sure whatever your usage the i7 Processor, combined with 8gb Ran and 1Gb Graphics Card should be able to easily handle.

DURABILITY : 8/10

All I want to say is that Lenovo Ideapad U410 is one helluva sturdy machine. I dont play light with my gadgets and most of them don’t survive more than a couple of years but this laptop is still going strong.

FINAL VERDICT : 8/10

All being said, it is a very capable laptop for the wide range of tasks and activities performed by Students and Professionals. The only drawback, and a fatal one too is its erratic Wi-Fi that loses its connection randomly and can only be fixed once you reboot the laptop.

Buy your own at Amazon.in, Flipkart or Snapdeal at attractive prices.

 

My First Smartphone

Nokia Lumia 720 Review

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This was best mobile handset in the range of highly popular Lumia series from Nokia. From the stunning looks to exceptional build quality, this phone has got it all.

I was looking for a mid-range handset and did not want to get bogged down by the sluggish performance of Android. But be warned there is still a significant less number of apps in the Windows store as compared to Google Play. But most of the apps that matters like Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype, Dominos Pizza are present in the Windows store and with fluid interface of Windows 8 mobile, most the apps provide lovable experience.

The only disappointment with Lumia 720 is the limited 512 Mb RAM which although does not affect the normal usage but kind of limits your ultimate X-box gaming experience to a select high-end games. But don’t worry as per a recent survey it has been found out that more than 99% of the total apps does not have any RAM limitation.

Camera quality is very good considering the fact that this is not a Flagship device just a mid range phone. Its 6.7 mega pixel camera is even better than the usual 8 mega pixel camera of other mobile phones.

Overall, Nokia Lumia 720 was a very strong contender in the mid-range Smart Phone segment, although an almost extinct species now.

I bought this from the leading online store Flipkart. Where do you do most of your shopping?

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