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Archive for the ‘Computers’ Category

Jul
03

This has most definitely been Google’s week. The internet giant, in association with Asus, unveiled its first ever tablet, the Google Nexus 7. This is only the first time that Google has forayed into the tablet niche and boy, has it delivered! The tablet’s been out only a few days and it has already created a huge stir in the markets. The Google Nexus 7 comes with the all new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 7 inch screen and a price tag of just $199. Read the rest of this entry »

alaTest News, Tablet PCs Comments Off

Jun
23

Heading off to college is always a major step in one’s life, and one of the most common gifts for a soon-to-be college student is a new laptop. It’s one of those gifts than can stun and surprise, and it’s always met with excitement –it’s practical, too. With all of the choices out there, it can be tough to find the right one, but alaTest has some great recommendations for you. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun
04

The technical world is abuzz with predictions and expectation about the Electronic Entertainment Expo (commonly known as E3), which will take place between 5-7 June 2012. During the last two years, the software giant, Microsoft released the Kinect, thus making most of the headlines. This time around, Microsoft is expected to provide information about the upcoming Xbox 720, but, interestingly, rumor has it that Microsoft has something bigger in store. Read the rest of this entry »

alaTest News, Gaming, Tablet PCs Comments Off

May
22

If you’ve ever wanted to browse alaTest while on the go, we’ve got you covered. Now, whether you have an Android phone, an iPhone, a Windows Phone, or even a Blackberry, alaTest can be right at your fingertips. Read the rest of this entry »


May
19

Ultrabooks, or ultra-portable laptops, have been becoming increasingly popular lately. Their slim and lightweight design coupled with their superb battery life make them a very appealing buy for anyone looking for a new laptop, though they do have a few limitations. Surprisingly, out of the top 10 laptops reviewed on alaTest, 4 of them are ultrabooks. Read the rest of this entry »


May
17

If you have a desktop computer, you probably already know that it’s not much use without a monitor. It doesn’t matter if you’re gaming, working, web browsing, or just staring at the screen, a monitor is a bit of a necessity. So if you’re in the market for a new monitor as an upgrade, a secondary display, or a companion for a new desktop, here are the currently top-ranked monitors on alaTest. Read the rest of this entry »


May
15

We’ve gone over last month’s data, and once again, the numbers are in! We don’t always do a “Trends” post every month simply because a month generally isn’t enough time for the trends to change, but that’s not the case this time. Digital cameras and smartphones are still popular; however, the top devices in each category have seen some major changes. It also seems that notebooks are starting to overtake HDTVs in popularity. Read the rest of this entry »


May
09

Late last year, flooding in Thailand caused a massive hiccup in hard drive production, leading to worldwide shortages. Following along with the pseudo rule of economics known as supply and demand, this quickly led to sharp price increases; some hard drive prices jumped as much as 300%. Read the rest of this entry »


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