Review - II Galaxy Note

There is this one year, the Galaxy Note has emerged on the market and Samsung has sold more than 10 million copies. But a year in the world of mobile phones is a Samsung Eternity and is launching a new version of its Galaxy Note. Say hello to the Galaxy Note II.

At first glance and when you hold it in your hands, you can see that the Galaxy Note II resembles the popular Galaxy SIII. And yes, even his side plastic, which gives it a look of poor quality phone was replicated here. By cons, it does not mean that the phone is not solid or of poor quality. But this is definitely not a Lumia 920 or iPhone. This aspect does not discourage you, after all, more than 20 million people have procured the Galaxy SIII.

The interior of the apparatus, for its part, is solid. With its 1.6GHz processor quad-core, 2 GB RAM, internal storage capacity of 64GB and a possibility to increase this capacity up to 64 GB with SD card access, NFC and wireless access dual band WiFi 802.11n, Note II definitely has what it takes to appeal to people who want a powerful smartphone. The AMOLED screen of the Note II has a size of 1280 X 800 and offers a resolution of 1280 X 720. With all these specifications, it is normal that the Note II has a battery up to its specifications. The 3100 mAh battery offers a lifetime impressive. After using the GPS function for 45 minutes, making phone calls, surfed the web and took some photos that I shared on social media, I still had 69% battery on the Note II. Awesome! The camera, cons, good, but nothing more. You have a rear camera of 8 mega pixels that offers video in full HD 1080p.

The S Pen on his side was definitely improved, beginning with a notice that tells you that you have removed the S Pen from its base. The phone enters S Pen mode with a different interface, ready drawings or other commands pencil intelligent. Write with the S Pen is really nice. You feel like writing on paper so that the accuracy is there. The feature I love the pencil Air View that lets you navigate menus without activating, via your pencil on top of an icon, for example. A small dot appears on the screen and you will not only be more accurate but also view tabs (by making them move) without activating them.

The operating system available on the Galaxy Note II Android 4.1. So the Note II is one of the first phones with the operating system and Jelly Bean animations are definitely more fluid this time. Thank you, Project Butter ...

In the end, if you do not like the large size of the first Galaxy Note, you will surely not like the 5.5 inch Note II. I must admit that this is a little weird talking on the phone with this unit, but if you want a device with a large screen, you'll be happy. Otherwise, the S Pen offers very good performance and handy features. In addition to being a very powerful device, the Galaxy Note battery delivers exceptional performance for a smart phone.







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Microsoft Surface RT: Full Test

Full turn to Microsoft. Dell Latitude E5500 With the release of a new OS Windows 8 out, the firm launched a touch Tablet concept with (or without) thin keyboard, the Surface. Since everything is apparently to be complicated with this new version of Windows, the Surface has two facets. The first tested here is the RT model. Understand that completeness of Windows 8 is not available and the product focuses on the touch interface and its association with the Store Windows.

No software from Windows 7 or earlier Microsoft system cannot be installed on this product, instead of the next Surface Pro that runs on Intel processor and benefits from a full Windows desktop with backwards compatibility of the software model. The RT Surface has a processor of the mobile world, under ARM architecture. It's the Tegra 3 Nvidia, clocked at 1.3 GHz chip, who lives in this tablet. Chip found in several models of digital recently released Android slates as the Google Nexus 7, Toshiba AT300 or the Transformer Pad TF700 of Asus.

DELL Precision M6400 however comes with twice the memory that to the usual, or 2 GB. The storage capacity is 32 GB or 64 GB (model tested here) and there are 4 connectors: USB 2.0 port, a micro-HDMI output, a microSD/SDHC slot to increase storage capacity and finally an outlet 3.5 mm Jack headphone. a back camera 2-megapixel sensor is the part, just like a webcam of 1.3 megapixel front. The tablet screen displays a 10.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixel format and uses IPS technology.

The Microsoft Surface RT Tablet is marketed from 489 euros single and 589 euros with a sensitive keyboard Touch Cover (above), which serves as a protection for the screen.

If there is a point that puts everyone agree, is this Surface finish. Everything in this product sweat the high end. Quality materials, sober lines denoting the 'serious' positioning that wished to adopt Microsoft and one crutch of high-strength... the playing Surface in the same court as the iPad or the Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 and looks at them even high on certain finishes.

No frills for connectors: USB 2.0 and micro-HDMI output do not cache but are perfectly integrated while the microSD/SDHC slot is housed under the stand.

The black border around the screen is not too thick, just like the tablet itself, which displays a 9.4 mm WaSP waist, is about as much as an iPad.

The sound is delivered by two small speakers positioned at the top of every side of the surface.

Apart from the key ON / OFF and volume control is a touch back to the menu on the bottom of the frame in the form of Windows 8 logo.

It noted with regret that recharge occurs only with the charger via the magnetic connector provided for this purpose.

Equipped with a screen slab IPS 10.6 inches of a HD 1366 x 768 pixels, the Tablet Surface RT definition promises at least correct rendering in terms of contrast and color.

In practice, the Inspiron 1420 contrast of this Surface RT is simply fantastic. The average contrast ratio reached 1380:1, making it one of the three best in the market at the present time. A contrast supported by back light capable of delivering a maximum brightness of 380 cd/m². If the slab is very glossy and thus prevents a clear reading and net in full sun, it can nevertheless ensure a correct readability outdoors in mild conditions.

Regarding colors, Microsoft has had the good idea to serve a rather pale palette in his. Interface Modern UI stacking "tiles" and the coloured backgrounds, it was disturbing to see a neon palette, as this can sometimes be the case on Windows Phone for example.

A print that is not necessarily felt the probe with an average delta E of 6.9 is a gap three times more important on an iPad 3. It should be noted that the delta E quantifies the gap measured at the sensor between the ideal colors and those displayed. More approaching 0, the color is true.

The RT Surface is not the choice facing an iPad alternative 3 for a photographer who wants to faithfully display his shots. For any other use, the Microsoft Tablet provides a correct rendering, without significant drift towards the Red or blue, despite a not always constant 5682 Kelvin color temperature.

The remanence is unfortunately 28 ms, is one of the worst results of the sector on a slab IPS. And instead of a Toshiba that inserts the Resolution + option on his AT300, it also to 28 ms, Microsoft adds no motion compensation system. This is slightly affected in the OS Windows 8 RT with streaks that appear here and there when it sweeps the screen.

The viewing angles are rather broad, IPS requires, even though there was a slight loss of contrast on our test on the left side of the slab model.

Thought to maximize the Dell Vostro 1520 Battery Modern UI touch interface, the Surface and its Windows RT offer so happened to the classic Windows desktop, but will not too much anyway (return us later).

The Modern UI interface, formerly Metro, is the best known face of this Neo-windows. A row of potentially infinite "tiles" as on Windows Phone 7/8 symbolizes the different programs and applications of the machine. Their size can be changed as their positioning. The insiders to Windows Phone, especially the latest version 8 will be known terrain. Beginners, however, must be to the dynamic thumbnails. Indeed, mail applications, instant messaging, but also information such as Bing Sport or Bing news tabs come alive according to the refreshments and update flows. All seems lively, pleasing to the eye and playful.

A few gestures are still far from intuitive, such as displaying the multitasking bar and from the framework to one end of the screen and back quickly. We can often trigger the simultaneous display of two apps (1/3 - 2 / 3 of the screen with optimized information display) instead of multi-tasking.

Dell Vostro 1510 Windows 8 RT, is also a bit mature and subject to many reprimands bone. As some users of Windows 8 on a non-touch computer complain almost mandatory to navigate Modern UI interface, it is right to complain on a tablet of the obligation for the OS through the Windows classic desktop to display the suite Office. In the genre "how losing started my client" Microsoft put there. Since the RT a user cannot install Windows off Store programs, as to confine it to the Modern UI interface see!

A sense of splits in the blind that you feel in several use the tree as very old school PC management of external media (folders, subfolders instead of directly displaying the content). Add also the Windows Store is done well empty. Windows RT is still young and probably has not finished its gestation and it is hoped that several mistakes will be corrected, otherwise we give not expensive products RT with the arrival of Windows 8 where all the repositories or almost are compatible.

In terms of reactivity, Surface RT offers very good performance. There is only slowdowns in some applications that clearly require updates to be optimized. The starting of Windows RT content, however, reacts very well to the user's requests. Again, this bone must live a few months before, who knows, unassailable, but the potential is clearly there.

It should be noted that if Windows 8 RT is fluid and light appearance, he weighs his weight. Indeed, the entire system is approximately 13 GB. On a 32 GB Tablet (either 29 GB effective), it remains as well as 16 GB of usable space and for a model 64, such as tested here, there only 46 GB of storage about. Fortunately the microSD card option to extend this same Dell Inspiron 1464 Battery capacity at low cost.


Web browsing is fast and benefits from the improvements made by Microsoft for this Internet Explorer 10. Managing tabs is intuitive, loading the pages is the best touch screen tablets of the sector average. The zoom is smooth and precise, without really from rips in its execution.

Side sharpness of display Surface hand with a slight disability compared to its competitors, that may be the iPad 3 and iPad 4, or even transform Infinity Asus TF700 and even the Nexus 10 of Google by Samsung: its definition is less. Dell Studio 1535 On a 10.6-inch screen, 1366 x 768 pixels setting involves a 147ppp pixel density, when 1920 x 1200 pixels of a TF700 ascends the bar 224ppp, an iPad 4 with 2048 x 1536 gives 263ppp and the Nexus-10 and its huge 2560 x 1560 give birth with a density of more than 300 dpi.

  Thus emerges a feeling of less readability on this Surface. Attention, no mush of pixels here, but from the edges of letters more glitter, a little net reading and where we sometimes guess the text in portrait as well as visible when jagged edges were zoomed in slightly to read small text. We are far from the smooth contours previously offered by the definitions of the mentioned competition.

Multimedia playback on Dell Inspiron 1564 Battery Surface RT oscillates between good ideas and ergonomic. To access audio or video content, dedicated applications necessarily open to the associated window on Store Windows. Heavy, technically and in terms of use. A slip to the left leads to the My Videos or my music tab. The tree is sluggish here. Multimedia content from an external source, a microSD card or a USB key, does "rise" not automatically into its dedicated section. He must pick it up manually.

Compared to Android that automatically adds the appropriate external content in each audio and video section, it is a bit far-fetched. Microsoft grows so very well paid, and centralized content type iTunes, but is missing the boat on the open part, type Android.

Regard to multimedia compatibility of any external file, it is surprisingly very limited and there is not now on the one Store only palliative in the form of third-party player. However, we know that VLC team is working on an application, but no release date is known.

Video games, Windows Store is now desperately empty and mostly totally anarchic in terms of pricing policy. A game like Rocket Riot 3D, which already exists on Windows Phone 8 less than 4 euros, is found here in a version simply stretched to slab 10.1-inch and at the cost of 8.94 euros! There little or no interesting titles, whether free or paid, and if the new Angry Birds Star Wars is on the menu, it is still at 3.99 euros, against 2.89 on the Apple AppStore, for example.

Short Dell Studio 1536 Battery, difficult to assess the performance of the machine, even if it knows already the extensive forces of the chip Tegra Nvidia on Android OS 3. Note that on Windows 8 RT, there are not the Nvidia TegraZone and its exclusive or optimized.

Finally, a very small Word, because this is what she deserves for the uptake of this tablet part. Whether for the sensor back or worse when Skype was built as a preferential use, the front webcam, Microsoft missed the boat. The savings made by the firm are being clearly felt in this section.

The back sensor is barely better than no-name products Asian entry of 2010: not really artistic blur, crazy colors, focus zero. The webcam friend-friend with the remanence and is hardly comparable to what can offer Asus or apple in the video chat section.


Dell Vostro 2510 Microsoft promises between 8 and 10 hours of battery life on his machine. On the ground, approaching from the 10 hours of use regardless of usage. In video playback, the 9 a.m. are exceeded a 20-minute average and our better battery life on a mixed use (mail, game, surf video, document edition) at 0940 hours and a small handful of minutes.

Remains to be seen how a very greedy game could begin the RT Surface energy reserves because the Store is desperately lacking. Eve is among the most effective market and a full charge can thus take several days if the uses are scattered (consultation, work extra...). Note that the full charge is achieved in about 2 hours, is a very good point for this type of product because it oscillates between 2: 45 and 3: 30 a.m. usually.

Surface RT has two good points for his entry: touch multi-track keyboard and a physical keyboard hover successfully.

The first offers an also classic than any touch panel input. On the other hand, it has many variations. You can for example split the Panel in two so that groups of letters fall under each thumb, or have a handwritten (pen or hand).

The digital DELL Latitude E6510 Panel, if it is unfortunately not integrated with letters, appears as a physical keypad, which allows to quickly find their bearings.

The Touch Cover keyboard may seem superficial at first, but he quickly became an ally in physical input. The sensor keys are perfectly and the touchpad is accurate, without engage unexpectedly.  


Dell Studio XPS 1647

eserved for the wealthy few years ago, buying a laptop to replace and / or supplement the desktop is an option that should be considered now. In fact the price of concentrates technology has greatly decreased due to lower prices of LCD panels.

Of course, the main interest of a laptop Dell Studio XPS 1647 is its very small footprint compared to a typical desktop computer. However, this space is expensive especially due to the miniaturization of components, but offers certain advantages related to mobility. With their multimedia options (17-inch screens, powerful graphics cards and other DVD players / recorders integrated ...), the least we can say is that the latest models of laptops have almost nothing to envy the great. To go directly to the buying guide laptops Dell Studio XPS 16 and our selection of templates, click here.

The negatives of the largest laptop compared to desktop computers are:

The price is still higher by about 20 to 30% performance comparable (very approximate figure only serves to give an idea).

Lower performance, especially at the 3D (for games) and the limited speed of hard drives in the 2 "5 inches (often 5400rpm).

Scalability: we can not change that very few components on a laptop to share the memory and the hard disk is more generally quite expensive. Graphics cards are mostly soldered on the motherboard which prevents any upgrade.

Now that your choice is made, you have decided to purchase a laptop computer, you just have to choose. But not easy to navigate in this jungle where prices range from 250 € to 3000 €! The purpose of this guide is to help you choose theDell Studio XPS 13 Battery that best fits your needs and your budget. Firstly some important points to consider:

1.1 The choice of the diagonal of the screen (transportable laptop or ultra-portable?)

It is necessary to determine whether you need a laptop, a portable PC (also called desktop replacement) or on the contrary ultra-portable PC see a netbook. These terms are used to define the four major categories of laptops that are currently in stores:

The transportable, as their name suggests, Dell Studio 1555 Battery are a heavy weight (over 3 kg) and generally have little autonomy (about 2 hours in office use). This is especially models with 17-inch screens (see 18 or 20 inches), the difference in terms of weight and size with a 15-inch standard is far from being negligible (to take the train all days for example). Can be considered as models with 17-inch screens have a range of about 10% lower compared to a 15-inch model perfectly identical: indeed, the larger the Dell Latitude E6400 screen, the more energy it requires to operate.

Instead laptops are lighter and quieter and consume less energy (battery about 3-4h in office in accordance with the associated battery). Daily use of the device is the parameter which determines the choice of one or another of these categories. For travel very frequently, choosing a notebook lighter of Dell Vostro 1015 and autonomous bring some comfort to the user. For everyday use at home with some travel from time to time, a transportable enough and provides comfort by its larger screen.

The ultra-portable Dell XPS M1530: can be classified in this category are models that have a very small footprint and low weight (less than 2 kg). These machines are generally pretty quiet and autonomy is high, at least 4 hours in office. But the ultra-portables have the defects of their qualities: they are less powerful (debatable depending on model and size), their Dell Studio 1537 screens are smaller (under 13.3 inches, the screen becomes quite uncomfortable to work long periods) and mostly they are expensive. Miniaturization and low sales volumes still make buying a luxurious ultra-portable even if the trend is a significant drop in prices in this segment. There are now powerful models (cpu and graphics card swift) and Dell XPS M2010 equipped with 13.3-inch screens that have almost nothing to envy their big brother 15 inches for the players, by cons it will cost at least 800 euros .

Netbooks: Asus EEE PC 701 launched by the end of 2007, these small machines ultra lightweight (less than 1 kg) currently face a great success. Their performances are modest (entry-level processor, hard drives limited ...) but sufficient light for office and surfing for very competitive prices, from only 200 euros. These small laptops are often used for many users, see 2nd 3rd computer booster for heavy mobile. Since 2011, netbooks are very strong competition from tablets and smartphones, more and more efficient.

02.01 Graphics Cards:

Component to look closely at when buying a laptop is the graphics card. The Dell Latitude E5500 graphics card is, unlike the desktop, almost always soldered to the motherboard (for reasons of space), it better not be wrong! For non-players, the choice has little importance, performance in 2D (desktop, DVD playback, surfing ...) will be roughly equivalent regardless of the graphics card. The integrated graphics solutions are well suited for cheap and consume less energy.

For those who want to play with laptop Dell Precision M6400, this component is essential. There are still some interesting solutions include the current GT 540M, GT 630M, GTX 560M Nvidia are an excellent choice for gamers in the mid-range (models sold from 600 euros up to 1500 models with GTX 560M) and equivalent in AMD Radeon 6850M and 6870M's. Underperforming cards like the Radeon 6650M will be struggling in recent games but represent a more efficient solution that integrated chipsets for small budgets. For best performance, we must aim Dell Studio 17 Nvidia GTX 570M is very powerful, it is currently by far the best choice to play on models of laptops around 1500 euros.

For those seeking high performance, the ultimate solution is the Dell XPS M1330 GeForce GTX 580M and the AMD Radeon 6990 mobile competitor whose performance is well above other mobile graphics cards on the market. These are the only graphics cards that can really compete with high-end cards office, especially for models that ship two of these graphics cards in SLI and CrossFire. Unfortunately using the models are very expensive, DELL, Toshiba PA3817U-1BRS and Alienware (now a subsidiary of Dell) are the best known brands selling such laptops.

We advise you to read this table (English) for fairly detailed indications on the performance of mobile GPUs (it is updated continuously). But be aware that manufacturers are generally free to choose frequencies GPU from ATI and Nvidia, which has an impact on performance ...

1.3 Display:

Toshiba Satellite U405D Series Laptop screens are LCD type and it is difficult to know the type of tile used (quality is pretty good). There are screens of varying sizes from 10 "to 18" see 20 "in size 4/3 standard (very rare now) or more often 16/10, otherwise known as" wide. "On 16/10 close to the 16/9 is well suited for watching movies (no black bars as a 4/3) and for the office (larger screen). By cons, some older games do not support resolutions at the 16 / 10: the images displayed in resolutions 4/3 will be slightly distorted. Difficult to choose between Toshiba Satellite U405D-S2848 or the other formats, each with advantages and disadvantages depending on usage but 16/10 has become the standard.

The most common models are currently 15 "(or 15.4", 15.6 "wide in) for conventional portable. Much like Toshiba Satellite U405D-S2846 flat screens office, these displays have a native resolution and the resolution change is not really possible because the fonts become blurred due to the interpolation. Do not hesitate to get in Fnac stores such Darty or to test the machine and see if the font size is convenient for you surfing or office in native resolution . screens current standards are:

The standard SXGA (Super eXtended Graphics Array) defines a resolution of 1280 x 1024 at 16 million colors. This method has the characteristic of having a ration of 5:4 unlike other modes (VGA, SVGA, XGA, UXGA).

The UXGA (Ultra eXtended Graphics Array) 1600 x 1200 with 16 million colors.

Mode WXGA (Wide eXtended Graphics Array) 1280 x 800 with 16 million colors.

Mode WSXGA (Wide Super eXtended Graphics Array) 1600 x 1024 with 16 million colors.

Mode WSXGA + (Wide Super eXtended Graphics Array +): 1680 x 1050 at 16 million colors.

Mode WUXGA (Wide Ultra eXtended Graphics Array) 1920 x 1200 with 16 million colors.

Mode QXGA (Quad eXtended Graphics Array) 2048 x 1536 with 16 million colors.

QSXGA mode (Quad Super eXtended Graphics Array) 2560 x 2048 with 16 million colors.

QUXGA mode (Quad Ultra eXtended Graphics Array) 3200 x 2400 with 16 million colors.

The tiles can be either matte or glossy (after treatment by the manufacturer). Shiny tiles are more common because this technique allows to bring out the colors, but in return, it makes the screen reflective, like glass. This treatment makes use of a very difficult screenshot bright outdoors or near a window lit by the sun. The Toshiba Satellite U405D-S2850 matte screens are unfortunately increasingly rare.

2. Or buy his laptop and what brand to choose?

The brands that offer mobile services and quality (for affordability) that we recommend especially at this time are Asustek, MSI and Toshiba(Toshiba Satellite U405D-S2852). Brands Samsung and Sony are also interesting for their quality (and design) in the high-end and ultra-portable. Consumer brands such as HP and Dell(Dell XPS M1730 Battery), especially in the entry level are generally very good products at prices competitive enough. Dell is also essential in any price range, the robustness of the models is well established models of entry-level performance in both games.

We recommend fewer brands Packard Bell, Acer and Lenovo are very aggressive on price, but often at the expense of quality (cheap machines) rarely of the components which are the same for all laptops (Intel, AMD NVIDIA ...) but at the quality of the plastic hinges, Toshiba Satellite U405D-S2870 power, finishing or the service (there are no secrets to offer prices as low ...). Some models very cheap Lenovo or Acer, however, can be adapted for some uses (internet, office, multimedia bit greedy) for reduced budgets. There is also the famous manufacturer Alienware (now a subsidiary of Dell), which offers high-performance machines and high-end prices actually quite reasonable considering the performance (a must for players demanding).

We often receive emails asking us to buy the best shops on the Internet. We do not pretend to know all of them but we particularly recommend the four following online shops: LDLC.com, Materiel.net, Fnac.com RueduCommerce.fr and their prices, their professionalism and the quality of their services . Darty.com, Grosbill.com and Topachat.com sites are also very recommendable.

The Dell laptops Precision M4400 Battery are almost the only available on the manufacturer's website available by clicking on this link. Before ordering from Dell, we recommend you have a look at this forum topic that lists all the coupon codes that Dell offers every week. See our price comparison of laptops that references the most serious of the net merchants and compares the characteristics of several models in a few mouse clicks.

Buying Dell Studio 1737 Battery on the net can often realize substantial savings and payment management / transport is now well settled, the potential problem of buying on the net is more in case of return or the service time can be a slightly longer (because of the travel time for the return). There is no fear with serious sites like materiel.net or LDLC. If you do not want to buy Dell Studio 1735 Battery online, we recommend that you rather make your purchase from a specialty store or Fnac kind Darty (their websites are also very good, with the advantage of being able to move in a shop for servicing). Avoid general supermarkets which means often present at very variable and often (very) little benefit.

Stores (online or offline) sometimes offer warranty extensions (2 to 4 years), in the case of a high-end laptop Dell Studio 1536 that is not a bad idea because a laptop is still fragile, and the risk failure is especially important at the screen (some manufacturers offer warranties glass breakage free as Toshiba). Dell offers an extended warranty to 3 years for a relatively honest and quality of service is more recognized, Asus, MSI and Sony often offer a warranty of 2 years on their mobiles, an excellent thing that can tip the balance for these Dell XPS M1530 Battery manufacturers.

Regarding the service, it is very difficult to know the quality of service in terms of brands, in general they are all pretty inefficient and very long: these services cost a lot of money to businesses (and their report anything directly ...). In the case of professional use highly dependent on the Dell XPS M1330 Battery, it is advisable to take a professional guarantee to obtain a standard exchange throughout France and Europe in 24h or 48h. Dell offers such options ... but, obviously, it's very expensive.

3. Buying guide: our selection of the best models to suit your purposes

In this part of our comparative Toshiba Satellite U405D-S2863 we have selected the best models to cover all applications and budgets, you should be able to find LE model that suits you. Thanks to the technology of our price comparison, we find real-time and automatically the three best prices available for each model selected by us. Simply click on the images to go directly to the online store offering the model. Do not hesitate to consult the models listed below and compare prices with our price comparison that references the most serious of the net merchants. It has some interesting options like the comparison on the same page features several models at a glance.

You can also ask for help and advice on the forums PC  Toshiba Satellite U500-119 Configs, our specialists are here to help you.

1. Small (less than 700 €)

a. Not playful use (office, internet, photos, video playback ...)

For very small budgets who want a 15-inch machine for the office and surfing the Toshiba Satellite U405-S2817 Edge 15 (NVM3TFR) (Intel Core i3-380M 4GB 500GB 15.6 "DVD LCD Wi-Fi N / Bluetooth Webcam Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) is especially noteworthy for its quality and attractive price around 500 €. Along the same lines, we also mention the Toshiba Satellite U405-S2820 (Intel Core i3, 4GB, 320GB, 15.6pouces) from 500 € to Dell normally for small businesses but individuals can buy it without proof. qualité-performance/prix The report of the Dell Vostro is very interesting, most of the components can be improved by choosing options (more powerful processor, bigger hard drive, more memory, etc.).. There is also a 13 inch version of a good quality / price ratio, the Vostro 3360 (Intel Core i3, 4GB, 320GB, 13.3pouces). At 17 inches, it can mention the excellent Toshiba Satellite U405-S2824 (17.3 ", Intel Core i3-2350m 2.30 GHz, 4096 MB, NVIDIA GeForc 610M, 500GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 3.2 Kg) that found around 600 euros.

Always for the office, surfing, pictures and video, but more powerful than the above models (a bit more powerful processor, more memory and hard disk a little bigger) while remaining in low price (less than 800 € ), the range is very suitable for Toshiba Satellite U405-S2826 (and K53 in the range 15-inch), there are several versions with slight differences (more or less powerful processors etc). Include the ASUS K73SV-TY082V (Intel Core i7-2670QM 4GB 750GB 17.3 "LED NVIDIA GeForce GT 610M DVD Wi-Fi N / Bluetooth Webcam Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) to be a workhorse for multimedia use with a large screen (17 inches). In the same category are very good Toshiba Satellite U405-S2830 (Intel Core i3 2.1GHz, 3072MB, 320GB, 15.6-inch), and the equivalent of 17 pouves and more powerful, the HP 4730s (Intel Core i5 2.3GHz, 4096MB, 320GB, 17.3-inch) priced starting at 500 euros.

b. Recreational use (office, internet, photos, video playback, video games, 3D application ...)

For relatively good performance in 3D games, while remaining reasonable prices, we must turn to models with powerful graphics cards. For example to Toshiba Satellite U405-S2833 (Intel Core i5-2430M 4GB 500GB 15.6 "LED NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M DVD Webcam Wireless N Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) is one of the few models cheap (about 600 €) to properly play 3d games new (Nvidia GeForce GT 540M), it has more than 2 years of warranty. Slightly more powerful and more expensive, the ASUS N53SM-SX162V (Intel Core i3-2350m 4 500GB 15.6 "LED NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M DVD Webcam Wireless N Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) with an Toshiba Satellite U405-S2882 Nvidia GeForce GT 630M sold around 600 euros is very suitable for playing 15 inches.

Still to play and cheap but 17 inches, we appreciate the Toshiba Satellite U405-S2878 (Intel Core i7-3610QM 6GB 750GB 17.3 "LED NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M DVD N Wi-Fi / BT Webcam Windows 7 Premium 64 bits) sold around 800 euros with a GT 630M powerful enough. For very small budgets who want to run 3D games, the Toshiba Satellite C870-15F (Intel Pentium B950 4GB 640GB 17.3 "LED AMD Radeon HD 7610M DVD Wi-Fi N / BT Webcam Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) with a Radeon HD 7610M is watching.

Very light and small (13.3 inches) include the Toshiba Satellite U405-S2915 (Intel Core i3-2350m 4GB 320GB 13.3 "LED NVIDIA GeForce GT 610M Wi-Fi N / Bluetooth Webcam Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) which allows you to run games so suitable for a machine of this size and at this price (700 euros). MSI X460DX also quote-264FR (Intel Core i5 2430M, 4GB, 500GB), excellent 14-inch model very valid for the game with its GeForce GT 630M around 800 euros.

c. Netbooks (e-mails, internet, office light)

In this price range, a new class of machines rather special is growing strongly since the end of 2007, it already accounts for 20% of sales of laptops Toshiba Satellite U405D-S2910: it is netbooks. These laptops are designed for ultra mobility: they are very light (less than 1 kg), small (<12 inches) rather inefficient and sold at attractive prices, typically between 200 and 500 euros (see less taking advantage of an offer coupled with a 3G phone with an operator).

10 inches:

In this category, we selected the Toshiba Satellite U405-S2920 (Intel Atom N2600 1GB 320GB 10.1 "LED Webcam Wireless N Windows 7).

Models in this category are similar laptops "classic" and can work even if the keyboards and screens are not so comfortable for long periods. Include the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101 (with dock keyboard Internet Tablet - NVIDIA Tegra 2 16GB SSD 10.1 "LED Wi-Fi N / Bluetooth Webcam Android 3.0) which is halfway between the netbook and tablet and the new version of ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 (Android 10.1-inch 32 GB ARM Cortex-A9).

In the high end, there is the Satellite U405-ST550W (Intel Core i3-2357M 2GB 64GB SSD 11.6 "LED Wi-Fi N / Bluetooth Webcam Windows 7 Home Premium) which integrates a high performance SSD.

2. Average budget (700-1300 €)

a. Not playful use (office, internet, photos, video playback ...)

For non-gamers, Dell offers excellent Dell Latitude E5520 (Intel Core i5, 4GB, 320GB, 15.6-inch), 15-inch model fairly upscale, very suitable for those looking for a workhorse for non playful / or professional.

Large size (17 inches) include the Toshiba Satellite U405D-S2874(Intel Core i7-2670QM 6GB 1.5TB 17.3 "NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M LED Blu-Ray/Graveur DVD player Wi-Fi N / BT Webcam Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) is a powerful machine 2 year warranty, the graphics card will even run games too greedy. For these purposes, the range of Asus N75 is very attractive, as well as the equivalent range 15-inch N55. ASUS quote N56VZ-S4148V (Intel Core i7 3610QM-6GB 750GB 15.6 "LED NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M DVD Player Blu-Ray/Graveur N Wi-Fi / BT Webcam Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) that are found at 1050 euros.

b. Recreational use (office, internet, photos, video playback, video games, 3D application ...)

For those seeking a multimedia machine with a comfortable big screen include the Toshiba Satellite U400-108 (Intel Core i5, 6GB, 1000GB, 15.6pouces) with a Radeon HD 7670M powerful enough for newer games. Dell offers a lot of interesting options: backlit keyboard, 7200rpm hard drive, faster processor, long battery life ...

For the game by 15 inches, include the MSI GE60-206FR 0ND (Intel Core i5-3210m 4GB 750GB 15.6 "LED NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M DVD N Wi-Fi / BT Webcam Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) incorporating a GTX 660M graphics card powerful.

17 inches include the Toshiba Satellite U400-10I (Intel Core i5-2450m 4GB 500GB 17.3 "LED NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570M DVD N Wi-Fi / BT Webcam Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit), which is a very good machine 17 inches to play, the GeForce GTX 570M will run recent games in very good condition.

3. Budget (greater than 1300 €)

For the players, 17-inch, Toshiba Satellite U400-ST3301 (Intel Core i7-3610QM 8GB 1.5TB (2x 750GB) 17.3 "LED NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670m Player DVD Blu-ray/Graveur N Wi-Fi / BT Webcam Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) MSI GT783 and-659FR (17.3 ", Intel Corei7-2670QM (2.20GHz), 8192MB, NVIDIA GTX 580M GeForc, 750GB, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) prices from 1600 euros with a high-powered GeForce GTX 580M are what is best in prices even "reasonable."

By 15 inches, the choice is limited because the most powerful machines to play are 17 inches because it takes space to accommodate large graphics cards and it makes sense to have a large screen to enjoy 3D games Recent and mobile graphics cards swift. One of our favorite models in this category is the Toshiba Satellite U500-1EX (Intel Core i7 2.2GHz, 6144MB, 1000GB, 15.6 inches) which has a GTX 560M.

In the high end, you have to run, depending on the size of the screen, to the HP Pavilion DV6000 (Intel Core i7 2GHz, 4096MB, 750GB, 14.1-inch) priced starting at € 1200 depending on options and the Alienware M17x, it is surely a must for players with its GeForce GTX 675m.

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