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HP LaserJet 8100

the HP LaserJet 8100 could be a great alternative. Supplying monochrome laser printing at an affordable rate, it will quickly adapt right into any small office. Its size of 20.5 x21.3 x22.3 inches will be fairly compact and also simple to place any place needed, yet its weight of 119 extra pounds with the HP toner will certainly seem rather heavy and will probably require numerous people to removal. Its white outside style, however, will certainly mix into any workplace quickly. It links via identical power cord, and also wireless printing is not used. It has the capacity to generate up to 150,000 pages every month.

HP_8100

HP Officejet 7610

This equipment requires only one HP 8100 printer toner cartridge. This printer toner is black, and also it could produce a big 20,000 pages. The price of the LaserJet 8100 toner cartridge is fairly inexpensive, and the expense per page is extremely low. When printing, a resolution of as high as 1200×1200 dpi are readily available, and also duplex printing can be included in the functions for an additional expense.

The paper course that includes this unit comes in bent or straight, and also envelopes, openness as well as simple paper are all supported by the LaserJet 8100. The largest dimension feasible is 11.7 x16.5 inches, and envelopes as much as 6.93 x9.83 inches are all compatible. The 8100 has the capacity to stand up to 1100 sheets in its paper trays, as well as the device itself is only suitable with Windows, IBM and also Novell operating systems, indicating those that utilize Macs run out luck.

For those that might be bothered with your budget, remanufactured variations of the LaserJet 8100 printer toner are available. Though these printer toners cost a great deal less than the OEM or maker’s versions of each HP 8100 printer toner, they actually produce the very same excellent quality resolutions. That indicates you can conserve a lot of cash while developing the same final product. With remanufactured HP 8100 toner, this printer comes to be and also financial option.

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VLC Media Player 2.2.4

VLC Media Player is the most popular and robust multi format, free media player available. The open source media player was publically released in 2001 by non-profit organization VideoLAN Project. VLC Media Player quickly became very popular thanks to its versatile multi-format playback capabilities. It was aided by compatibility and codec issues which rendered competitor media players like QuickTime, Windows and Real Media Player useless to many popular video and music file formats. The easy, basic UI and huge array of customization options have enforced VLC Media Player’s position at the top of the free media players. smadav 2017

VLC Media Player  2.2.4

Flexibility

VLC plays almost any video or music file format you can find. At its launch this was a revolution compared to the default media players most people were using that often crashed or displayed “codecs missing” error messages when trying to play media files. VLC can play MPEG, AVI, RMBV, FLV, QuickTime, WMV, MP4 and a shed load of other media file formats. For a full list of compatible file formats please click here. Not only can VLC Media Player handle loads of different formats, VLC can also playback partial or incomplete media files so you can preview downloads before they finish. new virsion 2017 whsap

Easy to Use

VLC’s UI is definitely a case of function over beauty. The basic look does however make the player extremely easy to use. Simply drag and drop files to play or open them using files and folders then use the classic media navigation buttons to play, pause, stop, skip, edit playback speed, change the volume, brightness, etc. A huge variety of skins and customization options mean the standard appearance shouldn’t be enough to prevent you choosing VLC as your default media player.

Advanced Options

Don’t let VLC Media Player’s simple interface fool you, within the playback, audio, video, tools and view tabs are a huge variety of player options. You can play with synchronization settings including a graphic equalizer with multiple pre-sets, overlays, special effects, AtmoLight video effects, audio spatializer and customizable range compression settings. You can even add subtitles to videos by adding the SRT file to the video’s folder.

Summary

VLC Media Player is quite simply the most versatile, stable and high quality free media player available. It has rightly dominated the free media player market for over 10 years now and looks like it may for another 10 years thanks to the constant development and improvement by VideoLAN Org.

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Recuva

Recuva (pronounced “recover”) is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses! smadav 2017

Recuva

Simple to use interface – just click ‘Scan’ and choose the files you want to recover
Easy to use filter for results based on file name/type
Simple Windows like interface with List and Tree view
Can be run from a USB thumb drive
Restores all types of files, office documents, images, video, music, email, anything.
Supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, NTFS + EFS file systems
Restores files from removable media (SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MemoryStick, Digital cameras, Floppy disks, Jaz Disks, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash cards, Smart Media Cards, Secure Digital Cards, etc.).
Restores files from external ZIP drives, Firewire and USB Hard drives.
It’s fast, tiny and takes seconds to run! new virsion 2017 whsap

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Xiaomi Mi 5s

The Xiaomi Mi 5s impresses with “only” a 1080p display. Still though, that many pixels packed into a 5.15″ display works out to an impressive 428ppi. It might not be 2K or 4K, but the display is still plenty capable of showing off its chops. While colours are punchy and quite vivid for an LCD display, it still pales relatively to an AMOLED display.

What really impressed me was the very high maximum brightness of 600 nits. The screen is easily viewable in direct, strong, sunlight and is capable of blinding you indoors. Minimum brightness is pleasantly low as well, the screen is light on the eyes even in pitch darkness, making this a great phone to use in bed (please don’t, it destroys your sleep cycle).

Xiaomi Mi 5s

Probably the biggest caveat is the lack of protective glass. Xiaomi for some reason decided it was a good idea to forego Gorilla Glass in exchange for a normal one and I for one am puzzled by that decision. That being said, definitely get a screen protector for the phone.  new virsion 2017 whsap

For a phone aimed directly at the hearts of high end flagships, it doesn’t do very well in the audio department. While speaker quality is very loud to the point of hurting your ears, it doesn’t do quite as well with quality.

When compared directly to an HTC 10, the audio is definitely less detailed and clear and bass is lacking as well. However, these speakers are still more than good enough for average use.

I had high hopes for the battery life in the Mi 5s because of its decent 3200mAh battery and Xiaomi’s traditionally excellent battery optimization. Suffice it to say that I was pleasantly surprised and slightly disappointed at the same time.

The lab results exceeded my expectations quite modestly with the phone holding out for 12 hours while web browsing and almost 13 and a half hours for video playback. If this translates directly into daily use, battery life could potentially outperform the Lenovo Z2 Plus. However, it does not.smadav 2017

Real life battery use topped out at around 5 hours of screen on time, which is a great result mind you, but the lab results provide significantly better times. My real life use consisted of web browsing, news, and Reddit on an almost equal mix of WiFi and LTE. I also snapped a few photos as well and the phone was on its last legs (about 6% left) 16 hours after it was off the charger.

Light and medium users will not be able to drain this phone in a day, while heavy users just might. There is quickcharge included that you can use to pump up the phones battery in a pinch.

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Tablet Chuwi Hi13

Chuwi already hinted at working ona new flagship tablet model equipped with Intel Apollo Lake processor at the start of November on their Twitter and seems like the plans are finally coming to fruition soon. The new flagship Chuwi Hi13 is going to be revealed during the CES 2017 happening in Las Vegas right now. And we know all the important specs.

Tablet Chuwi Hi13The most important change compared to majority of chinese production in 2016 comes with the Intel’s decision to scrap the whole Atom line of processors so the new Chuwi Hi13 will come with Intel Celeron N3450 based on the Apollo Lake Platform. This 14nm processor with Goldmont architecture and max burst frequency of 2.2 GHz is about 50 % powerful than the Cherry Trails of the past and should be roughly on par with the Core M processors. Also the Intel HD Graphics 500 Gen. 9 chip has way more juice and also packs hardware decoding for H. 265 and VP9 codecs. Still pretty power effiecent with 6 W TDP and ability to operate fanless.new virsion 2017 whsap

Another fair highlight comes with the 13,5-inch display, which is more or less identical as the one used in Microsoft Surface Book and has pretty smooth 3000 x 2000 pixel resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, 1700:1 contrast and 400 nits of brightness. It means the tablet won’t be a small delicate flower, but more like full sized small convertible or a laptop.

Full laptop utility will come with the optional detachable keyboard, which will be once again probably mandatory, because the tablet still doesn’t seem to have full-sized USB ports on the body, that’s left for the keyboard dock. The metal body itself looks very much similar to the previous generation of Chuwi tablets so no surprise there at all.

Rest of the hardware include 4 GB DDR3L RAM (where i think 8 GB could be already a better option) and 64 GB of sadly still eMMC storage. SSD disk would boost the power performance and usability to another level, maybe next time. Tablet should have stylus support and all the usual stuff like dualband Wi-Fi or USB Type-C port. Windows 10 Home as the used OS also feels more or less natural.

We have to wait for the actual pricing to fully evaluate the potention of Chuwi Hi13 to succeed in the market, but personally i welcome the new Apollo Lake platform with open arms, it’s really time to put the whole Atom X5-Z83xx generation into the early grave.

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Oppo R9s

Steadily climbing its way into the number one position among smartphone makers in China, Oppo has made a name for itself by offering customers premium-feeling handsets at half the price of the competition. With this strategy, it’s perhaps no surprise that the company owns 23 percent of the market share in its home country (by comparison, Apple currently holds a 6 percent market share in China).

Now, its latest handset, the Oppo R9s, has just launched in Australia, and we got our hands on one for review.

Oppo R9s

Looking at the Oppo R9s in its naked form, it ‘d be easy to mistake it for an iPhone 7– its thin, rounded aluminium body, slightly-protruding camera bump, matte finish and similarly-placed buttons seem clearly modelled after the Apple flagship (though its pill-shaped capacitive home button gives its Android status away), as does its new iOS-aping ColorOS 3.0 software.

But what the phone may lack in design originality, it makes up for in sheer value. Though it has a retail price of AU$ 599 (around US$ 457 and ₤ 365), many of the hallmarks we’ve come to expect from a premium phone are present here.

With the R9s, Oppo has produced its most polished phone to date. Though its success in China is a given, does the Oppo R9s have what it takes to become the king of mid-range phones in the western world? Though it’s only non-Asian market is Australia at present, its success here could open up wider avenues for Oppo in the future. And if it doesn’t happen, it won’t be for fault of this impressive handset.  whatsapp 2017

So far, there’s no word on when the Oppo R9s will arrive in the US and UK, but we’ll keep you updated on any developments. However, it is currently available in Singapore at a price of S$ 679.

Design

As was mentioned earlier, the iPhone 7 was a clear touchstone in the Oppo R9s’ design. Smooth and rounded, the only sharpness you’ll find here is in the screen’s edges, which aren’t quite as close to the handset as they are on Apple’s flagship. It is thinner, though– the Oppo R9s is 6.6 mm thick, compared to the iPhone 7’s 7.1 mm. It’s rather slippery in the hand, but thankfully, Oppo has included a clear silicone case and an already-applied screen protector with each handset.

Like the iPhone 7, the Oppo R9s has a capacitive touch home button which doubles as a fingerprint sensor, and while it doesn’t provide the faux ‘click’ sensation of Apple’s handset, it does offer a slight tremor when pressed. Where it does have Apple beat, however, is in its speed– the Oppo R9s offers one of the fastest sensors we’ve ever experienced, seemingly unlocking the phone instantly. It’s also got a hydrophobic membrane over it which helps the sensor register your prints, even when your digits are moist.

Whether this means the sensor offers less security than its rivals is unknown, though after numerous attempts, no one other than myself was able to unlock the handset. Joining the home button are two capacitive ‘recents’ and ‘back’ buttons, which are set in that order from left to right– Galaxy-style. Again, like the iPhone, the device’s power button sits on the right edge and two volume buttons on the left.

A dual SIM tray offers space for (you guessed it) two nano-SIM cards, or one SIM card and a microSD card up to 256GB to join the device’s 64GB of onboard storage. On the bottom of the phone, you’ll find a speaker grille, a micro USB port and, thankfully, a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

At first glance, you might not notice the antenna lines across the R9s’s back. Though the R9s shares the iPhone 6’s antenna placement, its ultra-fine “six-string” antenna layout is almost invisible from certain angles, giving it more of an iPhone 7-like appearance.