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Lenovo Essential C325 – A Family-Friendly All-in-one Home PC

When you are looking for a home device, one of the major factors you need to know is if it could accommodate the needs of the whole family. This is also true when buying a home PC. Lenovo modernized an affordable home computer into a space-saving all-in-one design with rich family friendly features through their new Lenovo C-Series Essential C325 desktop. The Lenovo C325 is powered by AMD Dual Core E450 processor for high-speed performance and uses AMD Radeon HD graphics for high-definition gaming experience. It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium OS and features a 20-inch intuitive multi-touch screen with flexible viewing angle for a more convenient control of the desktop. No need to constantly delete important family files as the Lenovo C325 can be upgraded up to 1TB HDD storage and has easy access to HDD and memory for simple upgrades.

Since the Lenovo C325 is designed for the whole family, it boasts user-friendly features like Lenovo Dynamic Brightness System that automatically adjusts the screen brightness based on ambient light conditions thus protecting the eyes as well as Lenovo Eye Distance System that alerts the user if he or she is too close to the screen. There is also the Lenovo IdeaTouch that includes a range of touch-optimized multimedia applications and Lenovo Rescue System that allows easy backup and recovery of data. Other features include audio-in port that lets you play music from your MP3 player without switching on the computer, integrated storage space for matching, contemporary AccuType keyboard, 0.3M high-sense webcam, USB 2.0, USB 3.01 connectors, Bluetooth, 6-in-1 card reader, HDMI output, DVD reader/writer, and optional TV tuner. It also has stable full-metal stand for secure positioning inside your home.

If you are planning to have a family computer at competitive price, Lenovo Essential C325 is a good buy. To give you more options, take a look at Lenovo Essential desktops here.

GoPad Atari Asteroids – Your Portable Game Pad

For PC gamers who prefer using a decent set of action buttons and a four-way digital cross direction controller, rather than mashing their keyboard to play something like the classic Atari Asteroids, there’s the new GoPad. It’s not like keyboards don’t get the game going, but you just can’t mash them like turbo D-pads – even Harold “Coop” Cooplowski, the heroic pilot of MEGAS XLR, uses a joypad not a keyboard, mouse or nun-chucks. Back to the GoPad, it’s a pocket-sized folding gamepad unit that can easily turn to a fully functional USB game controller. After unfolding the tiny clamshell design and hearing a pleasant click – this gadget will reveal its two-axis directional-pad with four action buttons, four shoulder buttons, and turbo on and off buttons.

The device measures about 5 cm (H) x 4.3 cm (W) x 2 cm (D) when closed and 5 cm (H) x 9.8 cm (W) x 1 cm (D) when flipped open. It’s perfect for PC or laptop games requiring the comfort, familiarity and convenience of a portable joypad. As an added bonus, this gaming gadget also comes with an installer for Asteroids, an 80’s Atari classic arcade game. GoPad supports both PC and MAC but the bundled Asteroids game works only for Windows. Asteroids should run on any Wndows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, or 7 machine with 133 MHz Pentium processor or faster, 16 MB of RAM, 50 MB free hard disk space and Windows compatible sound card.

Package includes the GoPad Game Controller, a PC Game CD-ROM, and an 82.5 cm retractable USB cable. Get one here!

Anything, Anywhere, Anytime – ViewSonic ViewPad 7

Who would have thought that everything you digitally need online and offline can one day be found within the palm of your hands? Well, the guys behind the ViewSonic research and development did. The new ViewPad 7 is Viewsonic’s latest take on an ultra-portable 7-inch tablet. The ViewPad 7 is an Android OS 2.2 based tablet that does not only feature a 7-inch multi-touch screen with a lightweight, smooth, and slim profile (a mere 0.8 lbs and 0.45 inch thick) but also boasts links to more than 200,000 useful apps on Google Marketplace thru Google Mobile Services. Some of its apps include the exclusive Documents to Go suite that allows a full mobile office experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a PDF software. It’s a great and simple way to view, edit or create documents, spreadsheets and presentations anywhere and anytime.

Another handy apps is an ebook reader with access to Aldiko, one of the best e-book platforms available online. The multi-touch screen and auto-rotation feature of the ViewPad only further enhances the reading experience. Socialization is also made easy with ViewPad 7 thanks to its built-in access to internet and social websites. For the unwary travelers, this device offers an integrated GPS/AGPS with Google maps to help them map their route and find their destination. A hands-free voice search app that will pull out software, contacts, documents and webpages using simple voice commands is also included. Entertainment is delivered thru a high-resolution 800×480 screen with built-in stereo speakers that let’s you view YouTube videos, clips and full length movies in great and stunning details.

Other features include a front and rear camera, built-in Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity, integrated G-sensor, accelerometer, light sensor, and a micro SD expansion slot.

Its much bigger sibling, the ViewSonic ViewPad10 10.1-Inch Dual Boot Tablet with Windows Home Premium and Android OS can be found here.

Acer Previews New 10.1-inch Windows Tablet

Technology today can be very fascinating but can be downright confusing, say as compared to the 90’s. Then, desktops where expected to run like desktops, laptops where expected to perform like laptops, smartphones were just seen in James Bond movies, and tablets were meant either for headache or religious laws. Now, the only major differences in desktops and laptops are size and portability, smartphones are everywhere and tablets are the next gadget must haves.

To add to the confusion, Acer unveiled a currently unnamed new 10.1-inch Windows 7 tablet amidst the endless waves of Android-based tablets. Don’t get the wrong impression, confusion is good, why? It means new gadgets today can do more what their predecessors are designed to do. Again for example, the upcoming Acer Windows 7-based tablet effectively combines touch screen user-friendly navigation with the tactile and ergonomic feel of a physical keyboard; it comes with a docking device that includes a full sized QWERTY keyboard and a load of connectivity options. This simple yet ingenious innovation provides optimal comfort and convenience for either portable or home use.

Measuring only 15 mm in depth and less than a kilogram in weight, the 10-inch Windows 7 tablet is proudly thin and light. It will feature high resolution display and will be powered by the next-generation AMD mobile processor that’s expected to go head to head with Qualcomm and Intel based tablets. It will also be outfitted with two 1.3 megapixel cameras for front and back allowing users to take pictures, record videos, and join chat channels and videoconferences. On the other hand, the integrated Wi-Fi and 3G ensures user connectivity anywhere and anytime.

You can also check out Dell Inspiron options here.

Touch Your Work and Your Game with ViewSonic VX2258wm

When it comes to graphics, to see is to believe but to touch and feel? It’s a whole new interactive experience just like the new ViewSonic VX2258wm 22-inch (21.5-inch viewable) multi-touch High LCD display with revolutionary Infrared Optical Imaging technology. The VX2258wm successfully delivered to the mainstream market what’s only been ordinarily seen and affordable on small mobile devices. This large screen display allows users to seamlessly move and resize pictures, web pages or files with just a touch of the screen. Using its integrated DVI and VGA inputs, 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and speakers with SRS Premium Sound, there’s no stopping the VX2258wm from delivering flexible connectivity and superb video and sound quality.

Setting up the ViewSonic VX2258wm is as easy as connecting the included USB cable to a computer running on a Microsoft Windows 7 Home premium or higher. The VX2258wm is already Microsoft Windows Touch certified, so users can dive into the touch convenience supported by countless of new Windows applications. It also features a number of exclusive technologies from ViewSonic including a 4:3 to 16:9 aspect ratio adjustment, ECO Mode for increased energy efficiency and monitor lifespan, ClearMotiv II technology that offers ultrafast 5ms response time, smoother reaction and eliminates ghosting, and HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Protection), the latest method of copy protection that is compatible with advanced digital sources including Blu-ray players and new generation games consoles.

Here are the other ViewSonic VX2258wm’s technical specifications:
• 170 degrees horizontal and 160 vertical viewing angles
• 1920 x 1080 optimum resolution
• 50,000 hrs minimum light source lifespan
• Anti-glare with hard coating panel surface
• 0.3mm × 0.3mm pixel pitch
• 16.7 Million color support
• 200 cd/m2 brightness

For other Vizio Touch Screen LCD Monitor, click here.