Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G Review

HIGHLIGHTS It boasts of an Intel Core i5-8250U CPU and Nvidia MX150 GPU CPU performance is good but the 4GB RAM makes Windows 10 very sluggish The Aspire 5 A515-515G-571Z is priced at Rs. 51,500 Intel recently announced its 8th gen Core CPUs for laptopsand desktops, which were highlighted in new launches at IFA 2017. Laptops based on these new CPUs have already started trickling into the market, and Acer is one of the first companies to start selling them in India. The Aspire 5 series has gotten the refresh, and Acer has launched multiple SKUs…

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Skoda Kodiaq Review

The Skoda Kodiaq was first showcased almost a year ago has taken considerable time to reach India. we first drove the car late last year in Europe. With the Yeti taken off the line-up, Skoda was left with no SUV in its portfolio for the country and SUVs are something which are in vogue currently and beneficial in generating volumes. So after a long wait, Skoda has finally brought its first ever compact SUV from the new fold, the Kodiaq, to India. We got an opportunity to spend some time behind the wheel and…

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Nissan Leaf review: second-gen EV tested

What is this? Don’t get too excited. It’s the second generation Nissan Leaf. You can read about the basics of it here. We went to Las Vegas to find out what it’s like to drive. So? Hang on, couple of things to get straight first. Like the range. The quoted figure of 235 miles in the first story was for the less-than-real-life EU test standard. The US EPA’s numbers, which are much more realistic, puts the new Leaf’s range at 150 miles. Which puts it firmly in the ‘will cause range anxiety’ category…

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 2017 HYUNDAI VERNA REVIEW

m not entirely certain what role the 2017 Verna will play in Hyundai’s future. The market is shifting towards SUVs and sedans are on a slow march towards a precipice. The new Hyundai Verna is one of those cars that could bring a halt or slow that crawl even further for a brief period in time. The new Verna is a much improved car – it is after all all-new, built on a new platform called the K2. We, and the roughly 1 million unique journalists gathered at the event,…

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Fiio EX1 (2nd Gen) Review

  Fiio, best known for its high-resolution media players and portable headphone amplifiers, recently launched the second generation of its premium EX1 earphones. The successor to the EX1 promises improved audio quality and better craftsmanship. At Rs. 4,299, this pair is a bit on the expensive side for earphones with dynamic drivers. However, let’s see if the new EX1 manages to win us over. Fiio EX1 (2nd Gen) design and features The EX1 (2nd Gen) ships with fairly good packaging. You get six pairs of silicone ear tips (we only…

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Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 Review

Bitdefender Internet Security is a security suite that protects the user’s computer from hacker threats and malware attacks. Bitdefender, a world-renowned antivirus software maker, offers a number of supporting programs separately, including firewall, anti-spyware, anti-spam and anti-phishing software. All these software programs are mainly designed to provide the maximum protection to the user’s computer.  The company is one of the leading computer security companies in the world. The 2017 version has a number of nifty security features. It valiantly fights a host of threats like spyware, Trojans, adware, rootkits, viruses,…

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Isuzu MU-X Review

We all have had our Monday morning blues. But a dull, balmy Monday morning with pitter-patter rain is a different level of dreary. The only silver lining in the cloud at that time, was the newest SUV on the block, the Isuzu MU-X, which was draped in a shade of, you guessed it, Silver! Now Isuzu is a company which ‘focuses only on SUVs’ and the last model that it launched, the D-Max V-Cross pickup did decently well and won quite a many hearts for its robust build, good looks…

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Tablo Dual OTA DVR review: Less clutter at a cost

From a marketing perspective, it’s easy to understand why the new Tablo Dual DVR exists. Unlike its predecessor, which required users to bring their own hard drives, the $250 Tablo Dual has 64GB of built-in storage, so users can start watching and recording free broadcast channels with just the box and an over-the-air antenna. That makes the Tablo proposition much simpler at a retail store like Best Buy, which will sell the Dual exclusively in the United States. But for many people, the original Tablo two-tuner DVR, which remains available…

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YouTube Go for Android Review: Delivers on Its Promise

We first heard about YouTube Go last year, when Google announced the offline-first YouTube app, and then a few months later YouTube Go entered Beta. It’s designed to work in areas with low connectivity or no network – there is a lot of focus on downloading videos instead of streaming, and it even shows you the size of video files before you even play something, so you know just how much data you’re going to use at any point. At Google I/O 2017 last week, with the focus on the…

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BMW 4 Series Coupe review

On paper, the BMW 4 Series is essentially a two-door coupe version of the 3 Series, but there’s enough differences to justify the name change.  It’s a class act all round, with a top-drawer engine range that delivers great performance and economy, and composed yet entertaining rear-wheel drive handling. The 4 Series is also a very practical car for a two-door coupe, with usable rear seats and a decent boot. And if you want even more versatility, then the 4 Series Gran Coupe offers four doors but a similarly sleek…

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