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The Increasing Popularity of Tablet with Phone Call Feature

Tablet For Phone CallsDue to its size, the computer tablets may not be the best or ideal device to be used to make a phone call. However, according to a report from International Data Corporation (IDC) the tablet that is equipped with the ability to voice call become more popular by consumers, especially in the region of Asia – Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ).

The market research agency noted that in the second quarter of 2014, the number of shipments for tablet devices with a number of voice call features in APEJ region grew by 60% over the same quarter from the previous year. In some developing countries such as India and Indonesia, the market segment for tablets with the voice call capability even controlled almost 50% of the overall tablet market.

This situation underscores the shifting of consumers interest , at least in developing countries in using the mobile device to perform various activities such as watching movies, taking pictures, making text messages, and even making a phone call with a 7-inch wide screen device.

According to the IDC statistics, there are 18.3 million tablets that had been shipped in the APEJ region throughout the second quarter of 2014. And 25% of those numbers are the tablets that have built-in voice call feature. And all of these mobile devices are using the OS from Android.

IDC believes that the growth trend of tablet that can be used to make a phone call will increase. These devices will able to meet the consumer needs for gadgets that able to do many things in affordable price. The IDC has classified that mobile computing devices with 7-inch screen or larger as a tablet, while a mobile gadget that has a smaller screen size as smartphones.

For now, it seems the Asians love and interest for a wider screen mobile device will continue to the future.


8 Core Processor from Intel Haswell-E

Intel presents one of their the processor family; Haswell E and Core i7 Extreme Edition which is intended for consumers who need speed, as well as for the CPU workstations.

The new i7 family consists of three new chips, which two of them are processors with six cores.
Those proessor are Core i7-5820K (which is priced for $389) with clock 3.3 GHz Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz, and Core i7-5930K ($583) with 3.5 GHz clock and Turbo Boost up to 3 , 7 GHz.

Both of them have the HyperThreading feature, 15 MB L3 cache, and a TDP of 140W. The difference are; apart from the memory clock speed, i7-5820K version only has a 28 lane PCI Express 3.0 instead 40 lane.

However, that speed was 16 lane higher than the CPU quad-core models lane. In addition, there is still the 8 core processor i7-5960X ($999) which has a clock speed of 3.0 GHz, that has Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz, and 20 MB cache. In addition for the CPU, Intel motherboard also brings to families Haswell-E which uses the LGA 2011 v3 socket.

Unfortunatelly for the consumers who want to switch from Ivy Bridge to Haswell will be dissapointed. The Ivy Bridge-E motherboard and Haswell-E will not be compatible with the newest CPUs were mention earlier. In addition, the upgrader must also dispose of their DDR3 memory, because Haswell-E became the first Intel platform that integrates DDR4 RAM support.

The Intel’s new chipset also introduced to complement the latest hardware systems. The X99 chipset that has introduced by Intel’s support for a total of 14 USB ports (six of which are USB 3.0), one gigabit Ethernet ports, eight PCI Express 2.0 support, audio support, and a 10 port SATA III.

The Intel Haswell-E also supports the Thunderbolt 2.0. But the motherboard manufacturers have to integrate a special controller that supports the high speed data transfer feature.


Laptop Protection When Traveling

Laptop Protection When TravelingMost business people who travel these days have a laptop in tow. Since the workflow doesn’t stop when the need to travel arises, these are necessities that connect them to the rest of the world and allow them to take care of whatever business comes up during the time that they’re away.

That being the case, there are certain guidelines that should be followed in order to ensure the safety and protection of your laptop when you get called away from the office.

One of the first considerations that should be made is in regard to the laptop’s security. Since thieves will target these as often as they will cash, jewelry or other valuables, it’s critical to put as many security measures into place as possible when traveling through airports, bus terminals, train stations and any other form of public travel.

Of course, it’s never wise to leave your laptop unattended. It’s a sad testament to the way of the world, but you can be fairly certain that when you return, your equipment will be gone.

When packing for your trip, place the laptop in a case that’s different – and less obvious – from its standard carrying case, and make sure that it’s checked in as carry-on luggage. This will not only ensure that it doesn’t get stolen, but will be in the pressurized part of the plane, rather than the baggage compartment, which doesn’t have pressure or climate controls that are needed to ensure the integrity of the laptop.

If you’re planning to take a nap while you’re en route via public transportation, be sure to secure the laptop before going to sleep. Some people go so far as to cuff the unit to their wrist, but there are other measures that you can take, which include placing it in its case and putting it between your feet or between yourself and the wall if you’re sitting by a window. In the event that anything should actually happen to violate the integrity of the laptop – or if it should be stolen, despite your precautions – it’s to be expected that you’ll have backed up all critical information onto disks before beginning your travels.

When you arrive at the hotel, speak with the front desk clerk to be sure that their phone jacks are compatible with your unit. If they happen to use a digital phone system which differs in voltage from that of a standard phone jack, your modem will most likely be damaged when you try to plug it in and dial-up to get an outside connection. The best approach is to call ahead and check on these accommodations before making the trip, so that you’ll know what to expect and not be left with any nasty surprises.

In addition to the laptop itself, it’s always a good idea to bring an extension cord and extra batteries. Even though you may plan to use electricity, you should also include a back-up plan, and batteries may only give you a few hours’ worth of power at a time before needing to be recharged or changed. When possible, cut down on the use of those things which need large amounts of energy, such as CD-ROMs, and reduce the number of auto-saves on your machine.

By using your common sense and taking simple precautions, as well as including some back-up cords and batteries, you should be able to travel safely and simply with your laptop without a lot of hoopla.


Few Precautions When Buying a Barebones Computer

Barebones ComputerGetting a new computer should be a cool thing, especially a cheap computer. After all that time struggling with you old machine, probably fighting with it to get the latest software to run, your new computer should be a ray of light for your computing future.

Oh, if it were that simple. If things were really that easy or simple when buying a cheap computer, life would be much easier, but just like every other thing, it’s not that simple.

Barebones computers have become extremely popular, and for good reason. Getting a barebones computer which does not include a monitor and comes with the bear minimum of parts makes them an upgradable, practical and cheap computer.

But not all things are great in barebones computer land…

Missing parts

Although barebones computers do come with the essential pieces, most people need at least one or two extras for their day to day barebones system. This is simply due to different applications people use them for. Don’t get caught missing that extra part from your barebones system that you then need to get later. You still need to do some homework and research to find out what you really need from your barebones system.

Super cheap computer deals

Beware; many corners can be cut to get those sub $200 dollar barebones systems. They can be great, but not always, carefully analyze the components of the package. Also remember that a barebones system couldn’t possibly include a monitor for that price, which adds a lot to the price.

Mismatched parts

This could become a problem if building your own computer, but it even happens in pre-assembled barebones computer deals. There is a chance that you get something that doesn’t fit with the barebones system. There are lots of different connections and speed ratings between parts. Make sure the ones you get match up to the other parts and your needs. Although not common, incompatibilities between parts are not unheard of.

Outdated components

To get super-cheap deals older parts are sometimes used in cheap computers. Although this can be a great cost-saver and some old parts are fantastic, there is nearly no chance of an upgrade without putting a major amount of money into your barebones computer again, perhaps as much if not probably more than you paid for your great deal.

Defective parts

Although this is another one that has gotten better as the competition has gotten stronger, there is a chance of defects in cheaper products. Your motherboard could be faulty, your power supply might give up after a month or two. These may not be intentional problems, but come hand in hand with “cheap computer stuff”.

Refurbished computer parts

Refurbished computer parts are a great way to save some money. Not always the biggest saver, but there can be problems with the updates to these computers in much the way as mismatches happen in barebones systems. Often the computer is slightly updated to meet needs, but is really quite an old model, just with upgrades. Can be fine, but the parts they replace might be replaced with something newer but inferior.

Claims of great warranty

To try and entice you into feeling safe, offers of long warranties are made. Most of the parts in the computer could have past their warranty dates, so the warranties are purely from the company that put the computer together. They can be hard to contact and take their time to get replacements to you as well as expect you to mail the computer to them so that they can do the repairs.

Barebones computers can be a great way to put together a second computer, build a computer for simple purposes, like writing documents and casual web surfing. Barebones fit perfectly as a second computer. Just keep these things in mind and you won’t get bitten by the bargain bin monster.