Showing posts with label Techie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Techie. Show all posts

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sony VAIO Tap 20

Since I am 'babysitting' a Sony VAIO Tap 20 for a week, I thought of giving this gadget a 'test drive' to find out it's special features. I'm no expert on gadgets but I just like to share my thoughts for those who are planning to buy one. 

Key features: 20 inch, Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 4GB of DDR3 system memory

+ First thing I noticed is it's sleek design. It just looks professional and sophisticated together with the wireless keyboard. All the 'bulkiness' of a normal desktop are all hidden.  

+ I liked that it had a whopping 20 inch screen which is perfect for my solo movie marathons and even for movie dates with the barkada or for the family.
- Since it had Sony TV technology, I expected the image quality to be impressive but it's just okay  
+/- It is way heavier than a normal tablet (around 5 kg) but still transportable around the house. It is supported by a very strong stand so it could be adjusted to your preferred angle. 


+ You could finally enjoy Windows 8 with its touchscreen aspect. 
+ It had original Vaio applications like Family Paint which kids and the kids at heart could enjoy. 
- Battery only lasts up to 2 hours (more or less) It could be just a movie then it will be dead =( 
- The sound from the speakers is not so good. I may have expected a lot from the speakers since it's from Sony but I was a bit disappointed. 
- It is too pricey for me (around P50-60,000)
- The touch experience was okay but had some lagging when I used Facebook. Also, disrupting my view are my own fingerprints (downside of a touch-screen).  
- The front camera has only 1.31 megapixels (not good for Skype and selfies) 

Overall, it looks like a tablet but it's more of a desktop PC. (I'm not even sure which category it would fit.) If portability is your main criteria, this is not for you as it's not meant to be carried around casually like a tablet. But if you're looking for something basic and MOVABLE around the house or the office then this could be for you. Would I buy it? Maybe not. I find it too pricey and it doesn't have a star feature which would make it standout from the rest of the all-in-one desktops. As much as I enjoyed using it, I still used my desktop PC for my daily tasks and surfing sprees. 

I hope this was helpful. If you own one or have tried using it, let me know what you think! =)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sound Check with Sony

I don't think I'm the only person who had several earphones. As far as I can remember I think I've had 4 or 5 already. I have used 2 ipod earphones, my third is a generic one and the latest was my favorite Sony earphones which lasted about three years and so far the one that lasted longest. After three years the left side suddenly didn't work. I still kept it but after a while it felt uneven so I had to buy a new one. Since Sony is my trusted brand, I decided to get the same pair and this time in lime green. 
Highly Recommended: Sony Stereo Headphones MDR-E9LP Lime Green P495 @ Octagon (comes in different colors) -- if you're looking for a good one and pasok sa budget! =P

I told myself I'll make this last longer than my old one. So for those music lovers and who just can't enough of their ipods/mp3 players (like me) here are some tips to take care of your precious earphones.

1. Control volume - Most of the time keeping it in high volumes could blow up the speakers. This could help prevent losing your eardrums as well =P

2.  Tangle-free - if it's always tangled, there's a tendency that you would have to pull it which could break the wires inside. A cable organizer/roller like my 'pink doughnut' could help.

3. Case - Lastly, put it in a nice case to keep it away from dirt and water.

Hope this helped you. Enjoy your sound trip! =)