Category: Review

  • Review of Dell Inspiron 5520

    Buying a laptop is not easy. Practically every well-known manufacturer peddles it’s products in India; at very competitive prices too. What makes it even more complicated is the plethora of models which are essentially just cosmetic makeover. A friend of mine picked up a Dell Inspiron 5520 Laptop (Thailand model) through some friend and I […]

  • Review of Karbonn A21

    This probably is the shortest review on my blog. Simple reason being the phone’s similarity to it’s sibling – the Karbonn A9+, which has been reviewed extensively on this blog. Display The principal difference between the A21 and the A9+ is the larger screen on the A21. While the A9+ display measures 52 mm x […]

  • Review of Karbonn A9+

    “You are a fool”. That generally is the exclamation my closest friends utter, when they discover that I have purchased yet another gadget from a company of unknown lineage. My Nokia / Samsung / Motorola / Apple / Blackberry friends let me know, without mincing any words, how  productive they are on their phones. They […]

  • Review of Sony T Series 13.3″ Ultrabook

    Officially launched in June 2012 in India, Sony’s ultrabook offerings can be easily mistaken to be their regular products. Traditionally, Sony’s offerings have been light & slim notebooks either covered in aluminum or textured plastic. Sony had taken the initiative of launching thin/lightweight products decades before Intel woke-up and coined the term ‘Ultrabook’. I landed […]

  • Review of Acer 5755G Laptop

    I must have done something right for a mentor/friend to gift a laptop to me. His instructions were clear: I was to pick whatever stuck my fancy. Without seeming exploitative, I wanted a computer equal to or better than what I currently have – An Acer 5745 (Core i5). There was an Asus Laptop I […]

  • Side by Side Comparison of Casio CTK-4200/WK-220 and CTK-4000

    Casio has announced the launch of a new portable keyboard – The CTK-4200 and WK-220. The new CTK-4200 is intended to replace the 2 year old CTK-4000. Cosmetic differences are limited to the central area of the keyboard being replaced with black finish from the CTK-5000 versus the silver finish from the CTK-4000. IMHO, it […]

  • Windows ReadyBoost – Fiction or Fact?

    Windows ReadyBoost was a feature introduced in Windows Vista and it is also available in Windows 7. ReadyBoost promised to improve application loading times by linearly caching application files. To do this, ReadyBoost required a Class 4 or better USB Flash-drive or a memory card. External card-readers and hard disk drives are not supported. The […]

  • One, Two, Many – Review of Strontium Bold 2GB USB Flash Pen-drive

    SnapDeal is on a publicity binge. And followers of SnapDeal get to win. SnapDeal recently announced a limited duration promo code called SD500 where they offer a discount of Rs.500/- on purchases worth more than 999/- Since my USB pen-drives have a propensity to disappear (most of the time because clients fail to return them), […]

  • Side by Side Comparison of Casio CTK-5000 & Yamaha PSR-I425

    With 533 comments (as of writing of this post), my article comparing the Casio & Yamaha keyboards is the most popular article on the blog. While the article does discuss the keyboards, technical details are not available in the article. Here is a tabular comparison of the keyboards illustrating the similarities and differences in the […]

  • Strontium 8 GB Class 6 SD Card – Performance Report

    Strontium has been trying to gain a foothold in the Indian IT market. Displacing the likes SanDisk, Kingston & Transcend is not going to be easy. But if they ensure that their product quality is top-notch and pricing competitive, there’s no stopping them from reaching the No. 1 position. For starters, they have flooded the […]