Thursday, October 30, 2008


well this post is not at all technical but its a wishing post to one of the Finest blogger of indian origin...Mr. Hemant Potluri.

well we all wish him a happy birthday and may you have loads of happiness and prosperity in your life and may u contribute everything for this nation and may u twinkle like stars..!!


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Take Away the Snapshot With Fujifilm FinePix S5800

Before starting this review i would like to share a small story of my 5 days w/o inet in pune

Day4:Frustration++(programmers will get this term)
Day5:out of order

Snap Factor

The S5800 has a 2.5 inch CCD and a five-way navigation pad with shortcut keys for the gallery, display features, exposure adjustment, and photo mode. On the side of the viewfinder, above the display, is a monitor selector key that switches between the main display for viewing and the viewfinder

The S5800 requires four AA batteries for power and uses XD/SD/MMC cards for memory. It comes with about 28MB of internal memory though. On one side of the camera are the ports for AV-out and USB connectivity. The power switch is located on the top, just behind the shutter release and zoom knob.


Well the S5800 performs quite well for a superzoom and with 10x zoom,its really rocking for new users.BUt the factor which irritates is the noise factor at night.Also i feel the low light images have lil bad feel.

#Dimensions 106.1 x 75.7 x 80.7 mm
#Weight 307 g
#Type Superzoom
#Connectivity USB 2.0/AV out (NTSC/PAL Selectable)
#Storage Internal, XD/MMC/SD card
#Battery Type 4 AA
#LCD Type 2.5 inch, TFT LCD
#View Finder Yes
#Sensor CCD (1/2.5 inch)
#Pixels 8.0 Megapixels
#Optical Zoom 10x
#Digital Zoom 5x
#Aperture F3.5 - F13.6
#Format JPEG (EXIF v2.2), AVI
#Scene Modes Portrait, Landscape, Night, Indoor, Candle, Sunset, Fireworks, Beach and Snow, Museum, Party Flower,Text, Natural Light with flash and without, Super Macro
#Flash Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Off, Slow Synchro
#Self Timer 2 secs, 10 secs
#Sound Yes
#Street Price Rs 7800

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sony Launches VAIO Z Laptops

Weighing in at 1.48 kg, the VAIO Z laptops come in a matte black finish and boasts of a carbon fibre body. The centre of the silver hinge, comprises part of the battery and houses the recessed power switch. A seamless sheet of brushed aluminum covers the keyboard panel framing its individual keys.

Running on Intel Centrino2 Processor Technology, the VGN-13GN/B is equipped with a 4 GB DDR3 SRAM and a 320 GB hard disk drive while the VGN-12GN/B comes with 2 GB DDR3 SRAM and a 250 GB hard disk drive. Both models have Microsoft Windows Vista Business pre-installed and come with G-Sensor Shock Protection technology to counteract sudden movements helping to prevent damage and data loss.

Comprised of two graphics processors - NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS GPU for full graphics acceleration and Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD for mobile situations - the system lets users manually choose either SPEED or STAMINA mode. The setting is changed via a conveniently located switch above the keyboard and does not require rebooting.

VAIO Z is equipped with a biometric fingerprint sensor for speedy logins and TPM (Trusted Platform Module) security chip and proprietary hard disk drive password protection software to help protect data from unauthorized access.

The laptops' display has a 16:9 aspect ratio at 1600 x 900 pixels, built-in 802.11n wireless LAN capabilities, an optional Blu-ray Disc optical drive, an HDMI port, three USB ports, Memory Stick media/SD card slot and microphone and headphone jack and a PC Card (type-II) slot.

Available in two new models - VGN-Z13GN/B and VGN-Z12GN/B - these notebooks are priced at Rs. 1,24, 900 and Rs. 99,990 respectively.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Wanna Build a Gaming PC?? Here is My Quote

I thought of writing this exclusive Post dedicated to all gamers and tech readers.Probably thats why i took 3 days to post on blogspot.he he..!!

Monitor: ViewSonic's 19' VX1932wm

widescreen LCD is the ultimate gaming LCD with ultra-fast 2ms video response for unparalleled GAMING, ENTERTAINMENT OR GRAPHICS-INTENSIVE APPLICATIONS,. Amplified Impulse™ technology delivers broadcast-quality, fast-action video so your games, movies and DVDs are amazingly clear.

The widescreen enhances your entertainment and increases productivity. View two documents side by side or work in two applications without toggling. Connect your game console, DVD player and other components through the DIGITAL (DVI-D) AND ANALOG INPUTS. Enjoy a full multimedia entertainment experience with INTEGRATED STEREO SPEAKERS. A Kensington® security port provides theft deterrence and the OSD and power lock prevent unauthorized changes to your optimal screen settings. The VX1932wm's glossy piano-black finish beautifully complements any desktop.

Processor:Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E8400

Similar to the E8200, it’s based on Intel’s 45nm process, has a clock of speed of 3.0 GHz, and runs on a 1333 MHz FSB. It also has 6MB L2 cache. Considering that experienced overclockers can easily make it hit 4GHz, you get a CPU that's perfect for this roundup.Also,it has thermal Design power of 65W and VID voltage range between 0.85V – 1.3625V.

Motherboard: Abit IP35 Pro XE

Abit products are very reliable and can withstand a lot of stress. The IP35-XE is based on the Intel P35 series of chipsets and offers native support for the 1600 MHz FSB. The board offers a single PCIe 16x slot, 2 PCIe x1 slot,3 PCI slots, and 4 SATA 2 (3GB) slots.

RAM: Kingston DDR2 800 (2GB)

kingston Ram's are one of the cheapest and best available in the market.A single stick of DDR2 RAM is now available for just Rs 1,850. And Kingston, with its product lifetime warranty and great quality.

Graphics Crad: XFX NVIDIA GeFORCE 9600GT 512 MB

The brand I've chosen is NVIDIA's Graphic card which Supports DirectX 9 and DirectX 10^2 gaming.Also,inclusive of Superb high definition video with PureVideo® and
NVIDIA SLI® technology for 2X the performance.

XFX NVIDIA GEFORCE 9600GT 512 MB Specification

GPU: GeForce 9600GT
Memory Size: 512MB
Interface: PCI Express 2.0 x16
Core Clock: 650 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Memory Clock: 2000MHz
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Memory Type: DDR3
DirectX: DirectX 10
OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
DVI: Dual
TV-Out: HDTV Out
Tuner: None
Max Resolution: 2560x1600
SLI Supported: Yes
Cooler: With Fan

Sound (onboard): Realtek ALC888
The Realtek ALC888 is an excellent 8.1 multi-channel capable sound chip which makes it perfect for both gaming and movies.

LAN (onboard): 10/100/1000
This is the standard Gigabit onboard 10/100/1000 LAN that gives a maximum transfer speed of 1000 Mbps. It's fast enough to take care of your broadband internet.

HDD: Western Digital SATA II 500GB

Western Digital's line has been considered by many as a value-grade hard drive because of its low price. However, nothing can be further from the truth.

The Western Digital Drives are actually designed for lower power consumption.Western Digital claims these hard drives use 4-5 W less power than its competitors.

Capacity: 500 GB
Interface: SATA 3Gb/s
Spindle Speed: 7200 RPM
Cache Buffer: 16 MB
Height: 26.1 mm
Length: 147 mm
Width: 101.6 mm
Weight: 0.6 kg


Seek Times
Average Latency: 4.20 ms
Read Seek Time: 8.9 ms
Write Seek Time: 10.9 ms
Track-To-Track Seek Time: 2.0 ms
Full Stroke Seek: 21.0 ms

Keyboard and Mouse:iball cordless keyboard & mouse


: Wireless 2.4GHz 2 way fast digital RF Deskset
: Smart Link - Auto Connect
: Long battery life and low battery indicator
: 15 Multimedia and internet hot keys, 4 Programmable Keys
: Micro Receiver
: High Speed Optical Mouse with 2 Programmable Buttons
: 4 Way Scroll & Tilt wheel for vertical and horizontal scrolling
: Universal Back/Forward button in mouse
: CPI button for changing speed of mouse

DVD ROM: Samsung SH-S203B


Outstanding writing performance on DVD±R/DL.
Excellent/very good CD-R/RW writing quality and compatibility.
Excellent/very good DVD±R/RW writing quality.
Excellent/Very good DVD±R DL writing quality.
Can burn selected DVD±R/DL media faster than its rated speed.
Excellent reading performance and reliability.
Reads pressed DVD Video SL/DL and recordable media at 16x/12x.
Supports DVD-RAM read/write at 12x speed.
Supports BitSetting (BookType DVD-ROM) on DVD+R/RW/DL.
Supports Disc Quality Scanning with CD-Speed and KProbe.
Good software bundle.
Can read/write MINI DVD.
Can overburn CD-R and read and write 100 minute CD-R


Single coloured read/write LED

Cabinet: Cooler Master CM330 Black

Cooler Master makes some of the best cabinets available. The Elite CM330 from its budget range offers decent storage and a good design. The right power supply to accompany the cabinet is the Cooler Master Extreme Power 600W. It not only provides 600W of power, it does so at 70% efficiency and comes with full support for the newest Intel standard.

Speakers: Altec Lansing VS Series

This latest 2.1 release offers a decent output of 31 watts RMS. Each speaker is rated at 6 watts, with the sub outputting 19 watts.


Monitor: ViewSonic's 19' VX1932wm : Rs.13,600/-
Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor E8400: Rs.8800/-
RAM: Kingston DDR2 800 (2GB): Rs.1850/-
Motherboard: Abit IP35 Pro XE: Rs.6000/-
DVD ROM: Samsung SH-S203B : Rs.1700/-
Graphics Crad: XFX NVIDIA GeFORCE 9600GT 512 MB: Rs.7500/=
Sound (onboard): Realtek ALC888: N.A
LAN (onboard): 10/100/1000: N.A
HDD: Western Digital SATA II 500GB: Rs.3250/-
Keyboard & Mouse:iball cordless keyboard & mouse: Rs.1375
Cabinet: Cooler Master CM330 Black : Rs.4900/-
Speakers: Altec Lansing VS Series: Rs.2,200/-

Total: Rs.51,175/-

Well..this is what i have calculated.The rates which i found out from dealers were on 4th October 2k8.

Do share if any blog visitor has some better suggestion towards the configuration.I will surely check out the review and find the place in the post.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Weekly Showcase-The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Nokia has unveiled its touch-screen smartphone - the 5800 XpressMusic.(Though i was not that facinated..he he)

The 5800 XpressMusic introduces the 'Media Bar', a drop down menu that provides direct access to music and entertainment, including favourite tracks, videos and photos. The Media Bar also offers a direct link to the web and to online sharing. The phone supports Flash content and offers all the music essentials, including a graphic equalizer, 8GB memory for up to 6000 tracks and support for all main digital music formats, a 3.5mm jack and built-in surround sound stereo speakers.

Ensuring a seamless music experience, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic also provides easy access to browse and purchase tracks from the Nokia Music Store, where applicable, while the newly updated Nokia Music PC software allows for easy drag-and-drop transfer of songs and management of any music collection.

The phone features a 3.2-inch widescreen display, a 16 by 9 aspect ratio and 30 frames-per-second playback and recording.

Equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, the phone allows images or videos to be shared via online communities, such as Share on Ovi, Flickr, or Facebook. Music playlist song titles can also be shared through Bluetooth, MMS or online sharing.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic supports 60 languages worldwide and offers a variety of input methods including a virtual alphanumeric keypad, a virtual computer-style QWERTY keyboard, a pen stylus - and for music enthusiasts, a plectrum.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will be available worldwide beginning in the fourth quarter of 2008 for an estimated retail price of 279 EUR before taxes and subsidies.


-A stylishly asymmetrical design
-Excellent audio quality with fast and easy music downloads, and space to store your music with a microSD slot supporting memory cards up to 2 GB.
-A 2.0” QVGA display
-SMS, MMS, instant, flash, and Xpress Audio messaging, and email
-Music player supporting various formats (MP3, MP4, AAC, -AAC+, and WMA)
-Dedicated music keys and rhythmic lights flash to the beat of the music.
-2.0” QVGA, 320 x 240 pixels, 256k colours


-Volume: 53 cc
-Weight: 78 g with battery
-Length: 108 mm
-Width: 43.5 mm
-Thinness: 10.5 mm

MessagingAnd Email:

-SMS text messages
-MMS messaging with pictures up to 600 KB (1.3)
-Instant Messaging with presence
-Push email
-Nokia Audio Xpress messaging
-SynchML (local and remote data synchronization)
-Flash Messaging

-Bluetooth 2.0 connection
-USB full speed with micro-USB connector
-3.5 mm AV connector

Data transfer:

-HSCSD/CSD for browsing and as data modem
-Multislot class 32 with (E)GPRS (max 296 kbit/s RX, 118.4 kbit/s TX)
-multislot class 31 with EGRPS (max 296 kbit/s RX, 118.4 kbit/s TX)

Imaging and video:

-2 megapixel enhanced camera with 4 x digital zoom
-Nokia proprietary processing algorithm (NIPS) for better pictures in challenging light conditions
-Portrait camera mode
-Video recording and playback
-Video streaming (3GPP)
-Enhanced S40 Music player supporting MP3, M4A, eAAC+, AAC and WMA music formats
-Dedicated music keys (play/pause, forward/rewind)
-Excellent audio quality with dedicated audio chip
-Stereo FM radio with RDS (Radio Data System)
-Bluetooth stereo audio
-Supports OMA DRM 2.
-Pre-installed link to the Nokia Music Store*

Memory functions:

-Up to 30 MB internal user memory
-512 MB MicroSD card included support for up to 2 GB cards


BL-5CT (1020 mAh)
Capacity:1020 mAh
ECTEL Talk time: 5,25 h
ECTEL Standby:406 h
Playback time:Up to 24 h

NOTE: The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic featuring Comes With Music will be available early next year. Pricing is unavailable at the moment