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Launchpad: Dell Inspiron AIO 20

Written by Pranay Parab | Posted: August 17, 2013 8:31 pm

Dell Inspiron AIO 20

Rs 45,090

Value for money: **

TOUCHSCREEN DESKTOP

Dell’s Inspiron AIO 20 is a touchscreen desktop computer that has a 20-inch display. The screen resolution is 1600×900 and the screen is capacitive,which usually means good touch response. This machine comes with Intel’s third-generation Core-series processor. Dell says it is easy to set up thanks to a space-saving one-cord set up mechanism. Other specifications include 1 TB hard disk,up to 4GB RAM and Nvidia GeForce 610M graphics card. The AIO 20 also features an HD webcam with microphone and integrated single digital microphone array for video chat,Dell said in a release. It has five USB ports,which should be enough for most users. Wireless connectivity options include WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. Dell also bundles 1-year in-home service. The touchscreen version of this machine costs Rs 45,090,while the non-touch variant is priced at Rs 32,090.

Cygnett SpeakUp

Rs 2,499

Value for money: ***

DESK PHONE & SPEAKER

Cygnett,a digital accessories brand,has launched SpeakUp — a smartphone dock that lets you use your phone as a desk phone. Users can make and receive calls using the dock,which resembles a landline phone and has a pair of speakers too. You can check emails or browse the Internet while the phone is docked and it lets you charge your phones too. The speakers on the dock can be used to play songs too,which means SpeakUp can be used to enjoy your music collection too. Note that this dock supports smartphones that are up to 6.4 cm wide. This includes popular phones such as Apple iPhone 5,4S,4,3GS,Samsung Galaxy SII,and SIII. Priced at Rs 2499,SpeakUp is available in black and white. SpeakUp has a 3.5mm audio cable that makes it compatible with most smartphonesfor music. It comes with a two-year warranty.

Acer K355

Rs 69,500

Value for money: **1/2

PORTABLE PROJECTOR

Acer has launched two portable LED projectors — K135 and K355,under its Travel series. Acer says that these projectors are targeted at businesses,which are increasingly looking for portable products. These projectors are good for those who need a high-quality projectors in a portable form factor. These have multiple connectivity options and are equipped with an HDMI port,a USB port and SD card reader. The projectors can even project MS Office or PDF files through pendrives or SD cards. These projectors have an instant on/off feature,which means that there is no cool down time before they can be switched on again. The brightness is between 500 and 1,000 ANSI lumens and the contrast ratio is 10,000:1. The K135 weighs just 400 g and costs Rs 44,999. K355 is heavier — 1.4 kg — and costs Rs 69,500.

Portronics Charge One

Rs 1,999

Value for money ***

POWER UP

For those complaining of incessant battery drain in their smartphones and tablets,Portronics Charge One is a good power backup option. The microUSB charger fits into pockets and it can charge smartphones,tablets,cameras and other 5V devices anywhere any time. The company says Charge One gives up to seven hours to eight hours of battery backup. The device weighs just 125g and has a capacity of continued…

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