Buying New Mobile

Buying New Mobile

Mobiles are available with number of features today. Depending upon the requirement a mobile phone should be purchased. Before you go to buy a new piece, go through the following tips:

Display screen

Look for a phone with a TFT (thin film transistor) or Active Matrix screen which provides a wider viewing angle compared to the traditional passive LCD technology. For playing games, watching videos, TFT screens are must. Few more considerations should be the size, resolution and no. of colours.

Sound

Sound should be loud but not noisy. Polyphonic, MIDI, MP3, WAV are the types that mobiles play. Polyphonic, MIDI are standard, however people love MP3 songs to be played as their mobile phone’s ringtone!

Camera

Use a camera phone to take spontaneous pictures or even video clips. Nowadays phones have 1 Mega Pixel / 1.3 Mega Pixel cameras while earlier it was lower resolution. The higher end phones have started offering 3.2 Mega Pixel cameras. A few even offer 5.0 megapixel camera.

Connectivity

GPRS/EDGE allow you to connect to internet and are preferred if you are mostly connected to internet. A data cable, bluetooth or infrared capability allows you to browse internet on a computer. It also allows you to exchange images, videos, music files with computer or other handsets.

Network Band

GSM phones worldwide work in 3 bands – 900, 1800 & 1900 (these numbers refer to frequency ranges in MHz). If you plan to take & use your mobile abroad, make sure you get a tri-band phone (one which can operate in all the three bands). Some phones have also started offering the WCDMA (the future of the GSM network) 2100 band.

Multimedia Features

While travelling FM radio or music player can help you cut the time. An external attachment like a headphone is required to connect to the radio. Advanced models can stream videos too!

Internal Memory

Internal memory should be reasonably good. It should be enough to carry messages. If it is full you wont be able to receive further messages unless you make sufficient space in it or change the memory location.

Expandable Memory Slot

Memory should be considered if you plan to use it as a multimedia device.Memory cards (Multi-media cards, RS-MMC Cards, Memory Stick / MS Pro) come in denominations of 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB and 2 GB. Some advanced models supports 8 GB cards as well.

Java Enabled

Check if your phone is java enabled as java enabled phones are able to run a number of games and applications.

Last but not the Least

Check for an efficient Organiser / Alarm application, Predictive Text Messaging (T9 system), and good battery life.

Buying New Laptop

Check out the following tips before you head towards a laptop shop for Buying New Laptop:

Processor:

Everyday work like – word processing, spreadsheets, emails, chatting wont require you buy the latest processor, instead a normal speed processor would do the work. However, if you are interested in gaming, photo editor software, etc you would probably need some higher speed processor. Today, Duo core processor are rocking in the market.
The Dual core processor and the Core 2 Duo processor have different meanings and their working.

Dual Core: There is actually one processor but it is programmed in such a way that it works as if there are two processors.

Core 2 Duo:There are actually two executing units in hardware and this makes this type of processors faster.

Soon there would be Quadra core processors in the markets! Only buy according to your needs, but make sure that it is not outdated for atleast 7-8 forthcoming years.

Memory:

Memory plays an important role in the functioning of a computer. The higher the memory the better the performance. If you are installing Vista as the operating system on your computer, minimum recommendation is 1GB memory. However, 512MB is sufficient otherwise. Memory has become cheaper today.
Many sellers provide an option to upgrade the memory free of cost while purchasing.

Supplemental battery:

If you are away from an electric supply outlet most of the times, keeping a supplementary battery is always a better option. Buying the battery at the time of purchase is even a better option. The price has a considerable difference.

14.1-inch wide screen:

Small size screen is a good option for frequent travelers or mobile people. It also facilitates the battery use. However, smaller size screen can cause eye strain.
Buying a 14 inches monitor is a balanced choice.

120GB hard drive:

Unlike earlier, today 40GB is rarely found in the recommended configurations of the computer. If you are a music freak buy a 120GB or higher capacity hard-disk, if affordable.
An 80GB hard disk also does wonders.
The speed of hard disk is also an important factor to consider, this makes the data access faster. Normally the hard-disks have 5200 RPM. However, prefer buying the hard disks with higher speed. This is particularly important when the hard disk is very much loaded with the data.

Touchpad pointing device:

Touchpads are easier than sticks. Make sure, that the touchpad is not very small, that makes it difficult to work on the computer.
Some touchpads have a scroll bar in itself. This makes the scrolling easy without the need to take the cursor on to the scrollbar and move it up and down. So far only vertical scroll is available in the touchpads.

Multiple USB ports:

Atleast two USB 2.0 ports should be available. Most of the times you connect your ipod or an mp3 player, your digital camera, a USB pen drive all at one time. Our recommendation would be three however, two would be sufficient too.

Sony Latest Laptops:
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Buying New Digital Camera

Read the following tips before marching to a digital camera shop for buying new digital camera.

Match megapixels to your use:

Most point-and-shoot cameras offer at least 5 megapixels, which is plenty for producing 11-by-14-inch prints. Cameras with more megapixels will yield even larger prints and allow you to blow up a part of an image with less likelihood that the print will be blurry. If you plan to make only 4-by-6-inch prints, you don’t have to shoot at the camera’s highest resolution-and as a result, you can fit more shots on your memory card.

Look for rechargeable batteries and a charger:

The cost of disposable batteries adds up over the long run. Some cameras can use AA batteries of any type-disposable or rechargeable. That capability can be helpful if your rechargeable batteries run out of juice and you don’t want to wait while they replenish.

Disregard digital zoom:

Most cameras offer at least 3X optical zoom-and some boast an optical zoom as high as 15X. But sometimes vendors tout a high total zoom that includes digital zoom, which you should disregard: Digital zoom produces photos that are inferior to those produced with an optical zoom.

Look for a low-light focusing aid:

Some cameras have auxiliary lights that help them focus in dim settings. That’s important for many indoor shots.

Try the camera before you buy:

Some cameras have commands and menus that are easier to use than others, a comparison you can make only with a hands-on trial. Also evaluate the lag time between when you press the shutter button and when the camera actually takes the picture. Try the zoom lens-does it operate quickly and smoothly? Find out how long you must wait between taking pictures. And try the LCD viewfinder-in the sun if possible-to determine how easy it is to read.

Give extra consideration to a camera with a good selection of software:

Look for useful packages such as Adobe Photoshop Elements, Ulead PhotoImpact, and Corel Snapfire for editing images, as well as applications for organizing and sharing them.

Don’t base your decision on video capability:

Any still camera’s ability to take moving pictures is limited. If you want to shoot video, invest in a camcorder dedicated to the job.

Consider investing in a memory card reader or a camera dock:

A memory card reader acts like an external hard drive attached to your PC or laptop, allowing you to download pictures directly from your camera’s storage media. Many newer laptops have one or more memory card slots built in, as do some inkjet printers. If you have a second memory card, you can keep shooting while the images download, rather than having to keep the camera hooked up to your PC. Alternatively, some cameras come with a dock or offer one as an option, and some of these docks offer a dedicated button for uploading all of your new photos on a memory card. A dock also charges the camera’s battery.

Sony Latest Products under Digital Cameras:
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Buying new Desktop

Here are a few points to note to before you buy a desktop. These tips would help you get your needs fullfilled in budget.

Warranty and Support

Just one year warranty should be fine. Going for more years’ warranty would make you loosen your pockets by considerable amount. Organizations may get options like 24 hour support, however they must pay nicely for it.

Additional software should be purchased based on your needs. Basically you would need the operating system, office suite and anitvirus software. Visit vendors websites for details on buying or upgrading your system software.

Look for a comfortable cabinet – the CPU box
Look for the USB 2.0 ports, audio and video connectors at the front of the cabinet. This will ease you connect your daily devices like cameras, mp3 players, mobile phones, headphones, etc easily without the need to see the back of the box.

Do not wait for price fall

Prices keep falling, dont delay your computer purchase on this otherwise you would yourself in the endless waiting period. Every time the prices fall, you will find the configuration that you want would be available for the same price that you had selected for the lower configuration that was available a few months back! This chain is endless so there is nothing to regret if you find that the PC you already bought is now cheaper.

Buy slightly above minimum specifications required

Always buy PC with slightly above the configuration you need. This will improve the usefulness of your PC for longer period.

Upgrade at the time of buying

Hard drive with double memory can be bought by adding just a few bucks to the price of the device if upgraded at the time of purchase itself. Similarly, upgrading RAM is also advantageous. It improves the configuration, quality for a little price. But do not run after this if it is not at all required.

Keyboards should be comfortable in use

Some keyboards cause stress on fingers/palms. Keyboards are available with extra buttons and fancier looks. Go for the extra buttons for specific needs only. However, having shortcut keys like for media player could be helpful.

Quick Tips for Desktop Buying

  • Buy the desktop computer configuration as per the business needs. Buying the desktop for your business may result buying a desktop that can’t handle the workload and would inefficient for the execution of your business. similarly, don’t waste too much on unneccessary things.
  • Make sure that you can expand the configuration in future. The memory, or drives may be required to expand at a later date. In addition, dont keep too much room for expansion, otherwise you will find the cabinet bulk covering too much space.
  • In secondary storage, the hard drives – You’ll spend a little more while purchasing, but if you skip now, you may pay higher later.
  • While checking the prices of the computer shown or described in an advertisement, make sure that the price includes all the displayed components like monitor, etc. If the pricing doesn’t include the monitor you may have to increase your budget.
  • Buying a desktop from a manufacturer company will keep your system waranteed. However, getting it assembled can also be a nice option. Usually, the components come from their specific manufacturer company with a guarantee or warantee period. So getting the system assembled is, financially, a cheaper deal. Just make sure the dealer guarantees you providing proper service when required.
    If you are buying the desktop for business, a branded desktop or a desktop from a reputed manufacturer is recommended.
  • When buying for a business, warantee and prompt support are utmost important points to consider. Prompt response should be available when required. Otherwise the downtime of your business may be higher if they solely functional on computers.
  • Financing packages are available if you are running short of money. Properly read ALL terms and conditions of the financing company before signing any deal. Check the hidden costs and any other terms and conditions.
  • Evaluate your workspace before you buy.

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