Tech Gadgets are becoming old hat now, for we know that they’re always going to be better, faster and smarter in some way which each update or new release, and yet we’re always looking for new tech gadgets to add to our collection.
This year has already proven a busy one for smart devices, such as the iWatch and new Samsung Galaxy S Edge Plus models, however, it’s no good just knowing what they all are, we need to know what they can do. If your new tablet isn’t going to be able to play the games you want, or your mobile won’t be able to take the very best selfies, then what’s the point of having them?
Due to the sheer size of the technology market currently, there’s a lot of diversity available for various budgets, meaning that even the tightest pockets can invest in some good technology that is more than capable for their needs. It could be argued that gone are the days when you needed to spend a fortune to have excellent specifications. Listed below, we take a closer look at five different devices currently in the market, some are cheap, some of expensive, and the rest are in between. What is more, they all deliver good specs that can be used for different activities, which helps you pinpoint where your money is best invested.
This iPad is yet another smooth and slender beauty from the creative minds at Apple, and as such much of the design hasn’t altered dramatically, but on the inside the tech is teaming with upgrades. If you like crisp imagery, immersive graphics, and a large screen to appreciate it all on, then this is the one gadget you’ve got to get yourself this year. The 9.7 inch screen partnered with the 2,048 by 1,536 pixel resolution makes for the ultimate gaming experience – when you visit Betway and look at a list of their online roulette games, you will see everything vividly and with clarity. It is the ultimate commodity for a user to own within the casual gaming community.
Nvidia Shield Tablet K1
There are plenty of other small but mighty tablets for those of you not interested in Apple products; the Nvidia Shield uses the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, and has an 8 inch screen. These two areas combined make for a smooth running gadget that, while smaller, still delivers enough space for you to enjoy the visuals of the games and TV shows you love so much. It’s easy to think that you need a larger screen for an immersive feel, and while that can sometimes be true, small screens shouldn’t be written off as not worth your time; a high resolution smaller screen can be just as good. Great price, decent specs, and from a reliable brand, there isn’t much more you could want from a budget gadget.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
It’s not at all surprising that this handset should make it onto this list, for it has received a whole host of rave reviews that have put it squarely at the top of the best alternatives to Apple smartphones. And the reason for that? It is exceptionally made, and has a particular artistic flare for stunning photography. Even though the megapixels amount has been downgraded from 16 to 12, you won’t notice one bit, especially when you experience the new improved low lighting features designed to ensure you never suffer from a dimly lit picture again. This is because the aperture is now at f.1/7, which means everything is brighter, and thus in dark lighting or night situations the photographs turn out better. Of course, it isn’t only great pictures you can enjoy with this phone, as it is a great all rounder for a wide range of activities, such as playing Imago, a highly addictive puzzle game.
HP ProBook 4540s Laptop
Not many Windows based computers can boast that they’re as good for music recording and production as that of this compact laptop from HP. An extended battery life of over six hours, combined with a high power i7 core processor means that it works efficiently and long enough for you to work on and complete your projects. What is more, it also means it is advanced enough to handle the latest software released thanks to the large 1TB of space available for you to keep all your work. With that much storage, it is unlikely you’ll ever fill it, even if you have multiple projects on. This is a godsend for all creatives, and is something you need if you take music, or indeed any type of business, seriously.
Dell XPS 13
Dell computers are well known for being among the elite of computing, and as such it’ll come as no surprise that this lightweight model from the company is down to be one of the best laptops available this summer. With 8GB RAM accompanied by 128GB storage, this little 11 inch beauty is ideal for students and business owners: it’s compact and light, therefore making it easy to transport, and it can store a lot of data, which is ideal for seminars and meetings. The 13.3 inch screen, while already impressive due to the frame it sits within, gives you virtually unlimited views of files, which is exactly what you need should you be an avid photographer, editor or gamer. However, the issue of the £799 price tag is where people may stumble – for a Dell it’s great value for money, but there are a lot of decent laptops out there that are just as capable for less. They won’t be this model though, so bear that in mind.
As you can see from this selection, there are pros and cons of each make, model and type of gadget. Therefore, it’s best that you try to line up specs that you need with what you use your technology for: if you’re on the move, a laptop may feel too cumbersome, but if you need a keyboard a touch phone may prove too tedious.
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