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  • Elonex’s Web-book review | Teic.ie
    Its 10 2 inch screen is one of the larger used in a netbook and is far more comfortable than the more minute on offer out there Likewise the keyboard s reasonable size makes it easy to use after a few minutes of practice although there are one or two unusual key placements that take a bit more getting used to than they should Priced under the 400 mark it is far from the cheapest machine out there but it is competitive when considered against laptops with similar features All of that being said there is a distinct feeling when using this laptop that it is already a victim to the fast moving pace of the netbook market Already there are lighter cheaper and perhaps even more powerful variants out there that are in line to attract the Christmas buyer and unless the Web book comes down in price or adds functionality to make itself more competitive it may be out of the game One or two features that could have helped give it the edge are missing notably Bluetooth functionality What is odd about this is the fact that a function key exists on the Web book to activate Bluetooth implying that it will be a feature added at a later date Overall the Web book is good but not great To some degree it is a victim of its own design flaws particularly in the area of battery power and weight In other ways it is simply a victim of the fast moving market which has made it far less competitive now than it may have been when it was first designed Elonex are doing some pretty interesting things in the netbook space at the moment including the Elonex One which sells for just 127 or 99 in

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  • Nokia E71 review | Teic.ie
    on the market at present In terms of features business users will be happy to see all the boxes ticked in terms of basics like e mail functionality and document editing software while the addition of a GPS antenna and the built in dictionary come as an added bonus The media based options are equally impressive with an mp3 player FM radio and video player all present along with the 3 2 megapixel camera and access to online functionality Use of the radio and mp3 player is hindered however by Nokia s decision to have a smaller headphone socket than the standard 3 5mm size what this means is you must either rely on the bundled headphones or use cumbersome adaptors in order to listen to music The biggest issue with the device is the keyboard however which is far too small for even the shortest use The keys are just shy of 1 2cm in width each and are so tightly packed together that anything but the most precise use ends in errors and in turn frustration At its very best this slows down texting emailing surfing and document editing to a slow crawl at its very worst it makes these things near impossible which kind of defeats the purpose of having such a device in the first place Perhaps to users more used to devices like the Blackberry this is a manageable problem but to those used to even moderately sized keys it is going to be a major downside to the device In essence the E71 is a solid phone that only has one fault worth mentioning it just so happens to be the very one that makes or in this case breaks the deal Nokia have certainly gotten something right in terms of looks but perhaps

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  • HP MiniNote 2133 review | Teic.ie
    left and right mouse buttons as opposed to placed above them This smaller working area and repositioning of the two buttons does take some getting used to especially for regular users of normal laptops although in reality the trade off is worth it The MiniNote is perhaps one of the most generous netbooks on the market in terms of the connections it offers which range from USB to VGA to Express and SD Card For business and student users alike this should make it far easier to upload and download work connect to the internet and attach external devices like HDDs and external DVD players However d espite this versatility the device is limited elsewhere by another two seemingly minor design flaws both of which relate to the viewing angle of the screen When using the slightly larger 6 cell battery which protrudes from rear underside of the machine the keyboard is forced into a downward slope This works quite well as a prop when the netbook is on a desk but causes serious screen viewing and typing problems once the user puts it closer to their body such as on their lap T he type of hinge used on the screen means that it can only be pushed back so far adding to this problem and creating many more of its own These screen problems much like the track pad s design are issues that are ignorable after a short time but it is more about getting used to the problem rather than finding a solution to it For a machine that is supposed to be used in short bursts for on the go workers this is far from an ideal situation An edited version of this review appeared in Business Finance magazine on the 25th September 2008 Related

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  • Samsung Jet Review | Teic.ie
    enough to overcome the slightly cheap feel that comes with handling the phone Samsung s approach to the menu and home screen on the Jet is also appealing if not perfect with both having three panels that can be scrolled through from left to right Each of the three home screens can be customised with different wallpapers and widgets allowing users to have a different one for work home or whatever The menu screen however cannot be customised meaning that certain functions are harder to reach than others while space is taken up by some of the lesser used icons on the first panel The Jet is laden with motion and touch sensitive controls which aim to make controlling the device as easy as possible including a smart unlock which allows you to unlock and instantly access a certain application based on the shape you draw on the screen There is also built in gesture recognition which allows you to jump to a pre selected application based on the way you move or tap the phone Both features are little more than gimmicks however and do not really make controlling the phone any easier than traditional menu navigation Some of the motion controls are useful however such as the setting that puts a call onto speaker automatically once the phone is laid down on a flat surface Turning the phone face down when a call is coming in also mutes it which is a reasonable alternative to the physical mute switch which is sadly lacking However these kinds of minor details are only complimentary and will not make a bad phone good Thankfully the Jet is a good phone probably the best touchscreen device Samsung have produced so far Its lack of customisation in some areas and the lack of

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  • Samsung Q45 Review | Teic.ie
    than enough to run the very demanding Windows Vista operating system should you wish to do so In addition to the standard WiFi chip the Q45 also houses a Bluetooth connection for further connectivity as well as a built in web cam and microphone for online conferencing However there is a trade off in packing so much into the body and this laptop is not without its downsides While it is as light as such a feature list is going to allow at the moment the inclusion of so much powerful hardware bumps the weight up to around 1 9kgs twice that of some of the more feature bare competitors available today By no means should this be considered a heavy laptop but its weight does mean it will begin to strain once carried non stop in a bag for a while that extra 1kg may also prove vital for users looking to travel light by plane A more general fault which may be a design error or simply a glitch in the model tested is the hinge connecting the two parts of the laptop s body which was loose enough to allow the screen to tilt forward or backward when the machine is moved in any way These niggles aside the Q45 does a fine job of providing a very versatile laptop that is easy to pack away and carry when needs be the high spec should be enough to satisfy most user s needs while the small footprint and glossy casing makes it as nice to look at as it is to play with An edited version of this review appeared in Business Finance magazine in August 2008 Related Posts Canon Powershot A2100 IS review No Comments Oct 4 2009 Review Canon Powershot SX210IS No Comments Oct 12

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  • Latest | Teic.ie | Page 2
    27 10 2010 For a company that made its name from ringtones and SMS subscriptions the age of the iPhone has been a hard one to come to terms with However Read More Latest Carphone Warehouse price Samsung Galaxy Tab at 600 Adam Maguire 18 10 2010 The Carphone Warehouse s UK site has put up a pre order page for the Samsung Galaxy Tab pricing it at the equivalent of 600 for the device outside of Read More Features Review Apple TV Adam Maguire 18 10 2010 Apple TV wowed the tech world when Steve Jobs unveiled it at a recent press conference but does it live up to its promise to change the way Read More Latest Feature Medal of Honour reboot tips balance to the gamer Adam Maguire 15 10 2010 The much anticipated reboot of Medal of Honour aims to take the first person shooter genre back to its roots with the focus firmly on the hardcore gamer according to Read More Latest Gran Turismo 5 delayed again Adam Maguire 14 10 2010 The much anticipated racing sim for the Playstation 3 Gran Turismo 5 has been delayed yet again The title was due to be released in the US Read More Latest Apple to hold media event on 20th October Adam Maguire 14 10 2010 Apple has sent out a teaser to the media inviting them to an event on 20th October next Wednesday As always the company is keeping tight lipped about the Read More Competitions Competition Win a Samsung Wave from Three Adam Maguire 14 10 2010 Next up in the teic ie 1st birthday giveaways is a Samsung Wave courtesy of Three mobile The Samsung Wave is a cracking Bada based touch screen phone with a beautifully Read More Previous 1 2

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  • Latest | Teic.ie | Page 3
    Adam Maguire 11 10 2010 The Irish Recorded Music Association has lost in a bid to force UPC to adopt a three strikes approach to alleged illegal file sharers UPC had argued it Read More Latest Windows Phone 7 to launch today Adam Maguire 11 10 2010 The new phone operating system from Microsoft imaginatively named Windows Phone 7 is to be unveiled today in a number of launch events around the world Read More Latest Review Blackberry Bold 9700 Adam Maguire 08 10 2010 Blackberry maker Research In Motion RIM has struggled in the smartphone space lately but the Bold 9700 shows it is still a company with something to offer says Adam Read More Latest Review Apple iPad Adam Maguire 08 10 2010 It may not re invent computing but the Apple iPad does bring it a step closer to perfection says Adam Maguire It s the most over hyped piece of technology the Read More Latest Teic ie is one year old today Adam Maguire 05 10 2010 Teic ie is turning one today Teic ie has come on leaps and bounds since its soft launch on Monday 5th October 2009 with hundreds of articles now on the Read More Competitions Competition Win a Sony Ericsson Vivaz Adam Maguire 05 10 2010 To help mark Teic ie s first year in existence Sony Ericsson have kindly given the site a slick Vivaz phone to give away to one lucky reader The touch based Read More Latest Internet Explorer usage drops below 50 Adam Maguire 05 10 2010 Microsoft s Internet Explorer IE has fallen below 50 market share according to Irish stat firm StatCounter Usage of the browser has been on the decline in recent years but Read More Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next

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    Adam Maguire 30 09 2010 Contrary to earlier reports that it would come tomorrow Google Street View is now live in Ireland More than 80 000km of road has been captured covering streets in Read More Latest Nintendo confirm March release for 3DS in Europe Adam Maguire 29 09 2010 Nintendo have given more details on its upcoming 3DS handheld confirming a March 2011 release date in Europe and the US As the name suggests the 3DS is Read More Latest Sky s 3D channel to start on Friday Adam Maguire 29 09 2010 Sky s 3D TV channel will go live this Friday with a line up of sport films and documentaries planned for its inaugural months The first event to be shown Read More Latest Eircom launch new phone service eMobile Adam Maguire 29 09 2010 Telecoms provider Eircom has taken the wraps off its new mobile brand eMobile The company will offer pre pay bill pay and mobile broadband services through the brand with Read More Latest Blackberry maker RIM unveils PlayBook tablet Adam Maguire 27 09 2010 RIM are the latest company out of the tablet traps making its Blackberry PlayBook slate computer official at the company s developers conference in San Francisco According to company Read More Latest Opinion What is the point of Samsung s Bada Adam Maguire 27 09 2010 With Samsung committing to an Android future what is the point of keeping its own open source OS alive asks Adam Maguire Just less than a year ago Read More Latest Eircom to launch mobile service this week Adam Maguire 27 09 2010 Eircom will launch a new mobile phone service on Wednesday technically putting the company in competition with itself The new service will more than likely be called Eircom Read More

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