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SoundBot SB574 Review: Your are music lover? This for you then

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Recently we received SoundBot SB574 wireless portable speaker for review. Bluetooth speakers are becoming budget friendly as well getting equipped with many features such as stylish look like SB574 and waterproof like SB517. The market is filled with Bluetooth speakers and smart speakers which makes a tough competition. However, it’s not easy to find a good looking speaker under Rs. 2,000. The SB574 by SoundBot is one handsome looking speaker for it's price category.



Feature At Glance:

  • Passive Radiator Subwoofer and large speaker cavity inside for excellent sound effect.
  • Deep bass HD 2 X 3 watt loud speakers with premium drivers for both active outdoor and indoor use.
  • Built-in 3.5mm aux port allows SB574 to connect to media devices WITH OR WITHOUT Bluetooth capability.
  • Dark gray wood finish with high-quality fabric grill.
  • Bluetooth 4.2 audio wireless connectivity with seamless streaming, 6 hours of playback time.
  • Fashionable and stylish design with solid performance and universal compatibility for Android, iPhone, iPad, tablets, smartphones, iPods, MP3, MP4, radio players, and other Bluetooth enabled digital players or media devices with aux port.

Design: 

The SB574 is one of the best looking Bluetooth speakers in this segment. On the front, you get to see the SoundBot branding on top of cloth finish. SoundBot used a really high-quality plastic and covered it with a Grey wood finish to make the speaker look much more premium.


On top of speaker you can see 2 buttons viz. Play, Volume down and volume up respectively. The buttons are shaped according to their actions and are embossed to the body to give a nice feel when you click them. The buttons on the top are firm and have a nice clicky feel to them.


On back of the speaker we have on/off button and microUSB charging port and Aux port. The speaker comes fitted with rubber standoffs at the bottom that provide excellent grip to the smooth ground and prevent speaker from sliding off from the surface. This rubber standoffs provide excellent grip to speaker when you are listening to music on high volumes. 

Sound And Performance:

When you tun on SB574 speaker makes a beeping sound while turning on or connecting to Bluetooth devices. Then open your Bluetooth setting and select SB574 and connect to it. On successful connection speaker provide again different beep sound for confirmation of getting connecting to your device.

The sound quality of the SoundBot SB574 is very satisfying. The bass is a little low for the speaker’s size. The SB574 produce very much balanced sound. The highs and mids and lows were quite impressive. Again this just a personal choice. Even if you listening to music at maximum volume SoundBot SB574 producing very impressive sound quality with very low distortion in the sound.

The SB574 does not pack in a lot of features. It takes around 2-3 hours to charge the speaker enough to get at least 5-6 hours of continuous usage. The microphone in the speaker is weak-point of this speaker. The volume on the speaker is independent of the volume on the device it plays from. We tested on multiple devices including phones and computers and the result was the same. However, the range of the Bluetooth connectivity is excellent.

Pricing And Verdict:

SoundBot SB574 is available online for Rs. 1,890. For the price point, and the sound quality it offers, it's best Bluetooth speakers in the market. Our rating for SoundBot SB574 is 
9 Out Of 10
If you are more of an audiophile and music lover who enjoy every bit of music then yes this what you are looking for. However, if the style is your thing, you won’t find a better-looking speaker at this price bracket. Just one thing to kept in mind you cannot carry it out  with you on tracking in rainy season since it's not waterproof and bulky to take it with you.


Asus ZenBook Flip S(UX370) Laptop Review : Slimness with 2-In-1 Usage

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Today we are going to review today Asus ZenBook Flip S (UX370) 2-In-1 convertible laptop. In this version Asus has updated latest processor in the market, the 8th generation Coffee-lake(i7 8th Gen)  by Intel along with the usual top-end specifications from it's predecessor Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA. This ZenBook series is mainly made the professionals and content producing artist which require high end processing along with good touch screen support to make their life easy.The company priced the ZenBook Flip S (UX370) at Rs 1,30,990 and it is already available on sale at retailers across the country.



Device Overview: 

Asus sent us ZenBook Flip S (UX370) that packs an Intel 8th generation Core CPU clocked at 1.8GHz with a turbo frequency of up to 4GHz. It also have 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and 512GB SATA3 SSD storage integrated inside it. The company claims that it is the lightest and thinnest convertible in the laptop industry with just 1.1 kilograms in weight.



You might be thinking it is for the gamer, well not really Asus has packed Intel HD Graphics 620 which not suitable for mid or high end gaming. Yes you can play some low graphic casual games on this device. Beside with this powerful CPU it generates lot of heat which cooling fan can exert out from a single ventilation available on device. Beside this is mainly streamlined device for professionals and media content providers. Asus has added a 13.3-inch display with 1920×1080 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. The display also comes with thin bezels, something that Asus called it as the NanoEdge design. The device comes with a convertible design that depends on that “360-degree hinge”.



Device also works as tablet even you use it as laptop posture. It equipped with all connectivity options like Bluetooth, WiFi, USB type C. Even to out of the box it's charging itself have type C port as connector. ZenBook Flip S (UX370) comes with full-sized keyboard with backlit keys, and a large touchpad with glass, palm rejection, and Windows precision driver support. Asus have packed its dual Asus SonicMaster Premium stereo speakers that have been certified by Harman Kardon. It also comes with a 3.5-mm headphone jack, and a VGA web camera for video conferencing. While ZenBook Flip S (UX370) being powered by a 39Wh 2-cell lithium-ion battery.

Design And Display:

The company seems to have awesomely design with the minimalist approach. ZenBook Flip S (UX370) have a mute blue shade along with a mix of golden accented finish running across the borders. The hinge is a bit different than what we have seen in other laptops but that has to do with the 360-degree convertible form factor. The 360-degree, tablet mode was flawless. I liked how the keyboard disabled itself when I switched to the tablet mode so that they don’t interfere with the operations.



I did not find any problem with the design and came to appreciate small aspects such as the presence of power button, volume rocker, integrated fingerprint scanner, and a USB Type-C port on the right side along with the second USB Type-C port on the left side of the notebook so that users have the option to power the device through either of the two sides. The only problem with this device is USB ports are not available. But we have work around for it, we can use Type C OTG cable for the same if in case needed.



Moving to the display of the notebook, it comes with a 13.3-inch display with Nano-deign that looks good. The display is touch capable so that you can use your fingers to interact with Windows to use the bundled stylus to ink, scribble, or draw especially when in the tablet mode.

Performance And Battery:

For processing front we have Intel i7(8th Gen) processor which handles daily task like surfing Internet and ZenBook Flip S (UX370) firepower to cover my daily work that includes about 7-8 hours of typing on a word processing program, 1-1.5 hours of streaming music all the while working on 8 to 25 tabs on Google Chrome at any given time. With 16 GB of RAM every software works smooth and flawlessly. Beside that you can also enjoy casual gaming like NFS Most wanted and NFS Carbon and POP. But while playing games we have to push processor to the max and that generate the ample amount of heat inside the device. But heat generated in the device at it's max load which only have way out at the left side ventilation to put it out. So you cannot play games much with this device.



It also managed to handle the usual edits in Lightroom Classic or Adobe Photoshop CC while cranking the fan up to keep the system cool rendering anything complicated. The quality of webcam was borderline decent and Asus has packed bottom firing speakers with the device. This makes the Notebook fire all the sound it generates from the speakers downwards in order to make use of the surface below the device to reflect back the sound to the user.

Final Words:

Before buying this ZenBook Flip S (UX370) you have to be clear in your mind. This device is only for show off with office productivity along with media content generators. If you are in intensive gaming and programming then you might want to switch to the other option available in market. For overall quality and usability we are giving this device as

7 Out Of 10

So this is guys. If you have any question about this device do let us know in comments below we will answer you for the same.

SoundBot SB517 Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

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Thanks to wireless technologies like Bluetooth or Wifi, it’s easy to stream music to anywhere with a smartphone or tablet. The bathroom is no exception to this with SoundBot SB517. SoundBot has been design small wireless speakers that can be placed anywhere, made water resistant.



If you don’t know about the SoundBot then, SoundBot is California based company specialized in wireless sound technology product market, that have products specifically designed to meet the demands of a modern and active lifestyle. Today we are going to review their one of the waterproof wireless speaker termed as SoundBot SB517. This is one of their most popular products in their product catalog in the shower speaker’s category. It view as a high-end version of one of their successful product, the SB510.

Opening the Box:

In the box you will get SoundBot SB517, a charging cable (beware, this one is not micro Usb: it is Usb on one side and MP3 on second side.) and a quick start guide. The charging port, well protected by a small rubber flap.

Note: Charging cable seems to be specialized manufactured for this speaker so take care of it well.

On the top are the control buttons: on/off, play/pause, tracks and volume control, which are self-explanatory by their symbols itself. The buttons are made of rubber which provide quite nice look to it. Under the speaker is the suction cup, using which you can fix the speaker as per yours convince may it is on the wall or glass or any vertical place you may think fir to. It can be removed if you do not intent to use it. You can use it in bathroom while having shower or even take to swimming pool and create small pool party of your own.



Let’s Play:

When turned on, the SoundBot SB517 emits notification blue LED and sound for user convenience. Once you get these checks, you have to check your device detecting and connecting it to SoundBot SB517. If you see “SB517” in your Bluetooth device list, select it and a small beep will indicate that the two devices are paired.

The Sound:

Despite only 3W power, the sound is good. The sound will not distort even at the high volumes, it provides loud and clear sound. SoundBot SB517 you go up to 90db, which will allow you to diffuse music not only in your shower or your bathroom, but also in all your apartment. Not only this it has built in subwoofer that enhance your music experience by boosting the bass. So, if you love music with additional bass you can go for it. You can even see the speaker base area get vibrate while playing the music once you fix it on place you like.

Classy Design:

Design of the speaker is noticeable thing that other recognize when you hold them with you. We have got white color speaker for our review. The color itself is nice but glossiness of material makes it look more attractive. SB517 are available in 4 colors viz: black, blue, red and white. So, you have choice to select the color you like as per your preference.

SoundBot to say that the SB517 is completely waterproof: it has an IPX7 rating, which means that you can plunge it completely into the water at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes without problem. So you can take it in your shower and let the speaker also take bath with you as much as you like, it will remain in perfect working condition. At the pool, you can even let it float on the surface of the water, it will sail quietly like a small boat while you go swimming.

Hands-Off Phone Calls:

The SoundBot SB517 comes integrated with a microphone, which enable you to make phone calls hands-free (convenient to call in the shower). Another very useful feature is the to call back the last dialed number simply by holding down the dedicated button for 3 seconds. This button is also used to make or end a call.

Pros:

  • Classy design
  • IPX7: fully waterproof
  • Very good sound
  • Good detachable suction cup
  • Last number redialing

Cons:

  • Strange charging cable
  • Only 6 hours playing time

Conclusion:

This speaker really has great features and design. The most important aspect is its design, classy and refined. The sound is also good, despite a low power. Its IPX7 certification does not make it afraid of extreme weather conditions or an accidental dip in the bath or pool!
The only flaw is the battery life of 6 hours. At the same time, it takes 4 hours for a full charge though. The SoundBot SB517 is a quality speaker for the price of a low-end speaker. It is not for nothing that it is currently one of the bestsellers on Amazon in its category. It will be able to satisfy the demanding music lovers, who want a sound of excellent quality even in the shower or at pool party. 

Realme 1 with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM launched at INR 13,990

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Realme, the new e-commerce sub-brand of smartphone giant OPPO, launched its first device, Realme 1. The phone comes with the World’s first 12nm AI CPU MediaTek Helio P60 together with AI Shot Technology and a 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM storage version, offering good value for money in India. The 6 inches FHD along with Full Screen of Realme 1 is complemented by an ‘Art of Light’ design in Diamond black, with exquisite details crafted for young users.


Realme1 will be exclusively available from May 25th, 12 noon on Amazon.in, Realme1 have 2 variants :

Version
Colors
Price (INR)
Availability
3GB RAM+32GB ROM
Diamond Black, Solar Red
8,990
May 25, 2018
4GB RAM+64GB ROM
Moonlight Silver, Diamond Black
10,990
June 2018
6GB RAM+128GB ROM
Diamond Black, Solar Red
13,990
May 25, 2018




Realme1 buyers will be offered a No Cost EMI on Amazon.in with exciting offers for SBI cardholders, 5% cash back, and for Jio customers a cash-back of INR 4850/-. Realme 1 buyers will also be offered Amazon Prime deliveries for their orders.

Let's hear some official words from Madhav Seth, Chief Executive Officer, Realme India:
“With Realme, our intention is to evolve the current Indian online smartphone market by offering Premium-mid range smartphones that deliver a delightful user experience. Realme 1, our first offering, is focused at the young online consumers and is primed to be a market disruptor with the most stylish design, stunning specs along with superb quality and the most satisfying service in the mid-price range. Realme 1 is today the most affordable combination of best design and top performance in the country.”
So guys here are all details and prices that you want to  know about, if you have any query or question in your mind do let's know in the comments below. Stay tuned for more. 

PICOSTONE : CONTROL YOUR HOME ELECTRIC APPLIANCES FROM YOUR MOBILE

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It might have happened with you, you are on a family vacation for a few days and you suddenly realized that one of your electrical appliances was left switched on. Or after one tiresum and frustrated day you feel totally exhausted and don’t even want to getup, so here switching on home appliances are like fighting a war. Beside if you are business persona and want to make sure all your office appliance are switched off and want to check their status at any point of time. 

Picostone And All accessories


Now, what if I tell you, that there is a smart & efficient way. Yes, your very mobile phone can now control the house you live in or the office you work in. you just need a small yet smart device and your ios or android smartphone for the automation of your living or workplace. Picostone basic & Picostone polar are the two types of devices that can automate your home from anywhere at any time with the help of a minimalistic mobile application on your smartphone.

Picostone Pvt Ltd is an India-based home automation company. As the name suggests it’s a basic and an entry line device from Picostone designed to support basic home appliances of the likes of Fans, Tube Lights, Lamps, Bulbs, LEDs, etc. 

Setting up the device is also quite easy. It needs to be embedded in an electrical switchboard (Inside or Outside). It hardly takes somewhere between 5-10 minutes for the electrician to complete the setup of the device. 

Picostone App Setup Step 1
Picostone App Setup Step 2


After the setup is complete, all you need to do is download the App store from your Apple store or the Play Store from your Android smartphone. One thing to remember is that the Picostone Basic device can connect to a maximum of 4 devices from a single switchboard only. I connected a ceiling fan, a Tube Light and a bulb in my Living Room. 


Now follow the steps mentioned in the Instruction Manual provided inside the box, and configure the accordingly. You get a clean minimalist user interface in the app and as expected the app is user-friendly and has fewer things to worry about. (Check the setup step in Images above)
Picostone App Setup Step 3

The device actually is itself a wifi hotspot device which gets paired with the home network seamlessly. It will help you can control without switching the network. This was the main concern I had before I had installed the device. 

For the convenience, the Room along with the switches are fully customizable as per the user’s needs. It enables you to change the name of the room as well as the switches accordingly. 

This is how you screen look like after setup is done:



Another cool feature is that you can have full control over the speed of the fan as well as the intensity of the lights as well. And if this wasn’t enough, you also get the Scheduling feature also which allows you to schedule the switching on and off the device, by entering the time as per your needs along with the device function as desired. 

The schedule feature, in my opinion, is a very useful feature and will be comforting for the majority of the users as well. Suppose you need to the lights to be switched off every day at 12:00 and on the other hand the lamps to be lit simultaneously. There are many other scenarios in which the scheduling feature can really be a helping hand none the less.l 

Complete features you get with the Purchase of the device: 

1. You can add users and decide which user will have access to which device. 

2. The product doesn’t need rewiring in your home. It just needs upgradations in your existing wiring. 

3. You can also schedule the devices! Yes, you can schedule which device to turn on or off when. 

4. You can also check usage statistics of all appliances in the app at any time. 

5. One Picostone device can connect up to 4 appliances. You can install any number of Picostone products in your home. 

6. All Picostone devices in your home can be connected with a single app, meaning your entire home can be managed from the single device! 

PRICING 

And as for the Pricing is concerned, unlike other Automation devices you don’t need to Nickle & Dime for purchasing this device, with a little disposable income, you can buy it for just Rs 11800 .

Gionee strengthens customer connect with youthful, interactive and engaging activations!

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The New year has kick-started on a fresh note for Gionee India, country’s smartphone player which strengthened its pledge to add cheers amongst its core users, the youth. Keeping in mind this strong call Gionee India has initiated interesting engagement activities for target audience in collaboration with educational institutions. The brand kicked off a multi layered youth oriented initiative with leading Dyal Singh College in Delhi.



Gionee India played a key role in organizing the cultural fest, ‘Eco Waves’ at Dyal Singh. The objective to organize and collaborate with the institution was to understand the core audience better and extend the perception about Gionee being a youth friendly brand. The event at Dyal Singh College ranged over a span of two days witnessing fun and lively events like spin the wheel game, ping-pong competition, aiming the bull’s eye among other engaging contests. Each participant was rewarded with special Gionee goodies and vouchers



The association has received an overwhelming response and has had the desired impact on the audience. Mr. Alok Srivastava, Director Sales, Gionee India, said, 
“Gionee India is extremely proud to harness young talent and connect with them through such interactive engagement activations. We have received a fantastic response and look forward to replicating these initiatives in other institutions across geographies. We received tremendous participation from more than 3000 students and are thrilled to have established such a strong connect with our patron base. Delighting our customers has always been our core priority and such activities are a testament to our pledge to continue striving for this commitment.”

Keeping in sync with selfie+battery proposition Gionee India will continue to cater to the young audience providing them with enhanced smartphone features like enhanced camera function, full view display, versatile selfie modes accompanied with superior battery quality among others. The brand is enthusiastic and forthcoming about the upcoming participation and collaboration with educational institutions to consistently build the strong connect with its customer base.

Infinix launches its selfie smartphone termed : HOT S3 in India

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Infinix entered India in August 2017 with Note 4 and Hot Pro 4 & later launched its flagship Zero5, to strengthen its premium portfolio. All the products have been very well received by the consumers and response has been great in terms of feedback. Now Infinix launches its selfie smartphone Named as HOT S3 in India.


With this launch, Infinix brings in its fourth global product series ‘HOT S’ to India. It is designed in 2 variants viz. 3GB+32GB, which is priced at Rs 8,999 and 4GB+64GB storage, priced at Rs 10,999. Underpinning its USP, the HOT S3 is the first smartphone that sports the Full View display with 20 MP Selfie camera with a capability to take great selfies even in low light.

Featuring a 5.65inch HD+ full view display, the front part has 2.5D curved edges and a fingerprint scanner at the rear. On the camera optics, the HOT S3 ships with a 20-megapixel front camera with 4-in-1 low light selfie camera mode, dual soft LED flash, which helps in capturing the perfect selfies even in the low light condition. 

The HOT S3 comes with a unique feature called Full View selfie mode, which lets you capture the selfies on full view screen. The Smartphones lets you take Bokeh shots, where you can blur the background and make the subject standout. Whereas the 13-megapixel rear camera supports PDAF and F2.0 aperture with features like touch focus, HDR, panorama and professional camera setting for enhancing the overall photography experience. 

It is powered by an Octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 430 processor with latest Android Oreo operating system and customized XOS 3.0 user interface. Infinix Hot S3 has massive 4000mAh battery that provides great battery life for 2 days on normal usage. 

HOT S3 will be available in two memory variants, 3GB+32GB & 4GB+64GB. It is a dual SIM smartphone with dedicated microSD card slot, which can support upto 128GB memory card. HOT S3 will be available in two colors of Sandstone black & Brush Gold.

So this is all about nwe HOT S3 by Infinix. Stay tuned for more.

InFocus Vision 3 : Will it be your Daily Driver

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Recently we have seen many smartphone launches in India. On of the renowned player in smartphone industries. Ergonomically designed with sporty look, the InFocus Vision 3 is best suited and created for today’s Indian youth consumers, looking to make a style statement. Equipped with 5.7-inch full vision screen and 18:9 HD high resolution display, the InFocus Vision 3 is perfectly suited for those who are seeking smartphone under 7000/- INR.



We have got Golden review unit having 2GB RAM memory and 16GB internal storage(around 12GB usable). 

Key Features Of InFocus Vision 3 at glance:

  • Processor : MTK6737H Quad-core 1.3GHz
  • OS And SIM : Android 7 (Nougat) with Hybrid SIM slot with 4G VoLTE supported.
  • Display : 5.7HD+ IPS Wide-angle, ONCELL Display2.5D Curved Tempered Glass.
  • Memory : 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM with Expandable memory upto 64GB.
  • Camera : 13MP Auto Zooming & 5MP 120° Wide-angle Dual Lens Camera.
  • Sensor : Fingerprint, Gravity Sensor,Ambient Light Sensor,Proximity Sensor
  • Price : 6999/-INR

Full Vision Display:

A 18:9 Full Screen stunner with 5.7 inch and 82.4% HD High-resolution screen ratio screen, the InFocus Vision 3 is a perfect companion for consumers that enjoy video streaming, as it allows high screen ratio and large display without increasing the size of the device. InFocus Vision 3 offers 13 MP AZ and 5 MP 120° Wide-angle camera . The Vision 3 also sports one key split screen to work on 2 apps simultaneously, the larger screen makes this feature more viable to use.



Well Crafted Body and Hardware:

The smartphone comes with smooth touch screen that allows consumers to swipe through the screen and the Curved Tempered glass make it study and durable. Powered by MTK 6737H 4-Cores 1.3GHz Processor. InFocus Vision 3 also comes with Android Nougat operating system, the smartphone offers smooth performance along with easy multi-tasking and the one key split screen allows users to stream videos and access applications simultaneously. Infocus has also introduced its latest Smile UX that has a multitude of interesting and user friendly features. 

Compact design and 5.2-inch device with 82.4% screen ratio, the InFocus Vision 3 easily fits in the users’ hands allowing easy functionality.The Vision 3 offers striking and clear HD+ full vision display. It comes loaded with 2GB RAM + 16GB variant which is expandable up to 64GB memory (through micro SD) making it an ideal device to store data, images and videos.

 The smart Fingerprint sensor(FPS) allows the users to save up to 4 sets of fingerprints and access multiple applications at the touch of a tip. Bu the problem with FPS is it takes longer then expected that becomes annoying sometime. But FPS problem can be solved in the future updates.

Camera:

The cool “Dualfie” camera feature allows users to capture images from the front and rear camera simultaneously and display it on the full vision screen. The rear camera can capture 180-degree wideangle shots with ease.  The 8MP front camera comes loaded with beauty features and allows up to 7 levels of beauty modifications. The front camera also sports background blur to give definition to subjects.

Another interesting camera feature of the InFocus Vision 3 is that is allows users to click and share photo stories in a grid. Grid photography allows users to take photos creatively, which can be directly shared on social media and with peers.

Here are some camera samples :





Battery:

The 4000 mAh battery allows the device to run for up to 22 days on standby and can also be used as reverse charger power bank. But in this department InFocus need improvements. In our daily usage device battery last out a day. Before end of the day we have to charge device again. So if you are 

Final Words :

Well if we compared the price then InFocus Vision 3 is the only device offering 18:9 aspect ration Full HD screen resolution along with the Dual camera setup. Even though device have 2GB RMA and 16 GB ROM but it does it's work well. In department of look and feel device feels premium and I can say get attention of other users as well quickly. If we consider the price range this device is bes in class.

If you have any question then comment below. InFocus Vision 3 review  ends here. Stay tuned for more. 

Asus ROG GL553 Review : Budget Gaming Laptop

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The Strix line is typically their highest echelon, full with notebooks with the latest specifications and boasting excellent build quality. We've looked at Asus' 17.3-inch offerings in the past - the GL752, GL702, and GL753 each offer different tiers for gamers at different budgets. For those that prefer a more portable machine, the Strix line also includes some 15.6-inch models as well. Today, we look at the GL553

The GL553 is aimed at budget-minded gamers. Equipped with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, the GL553 won't offer the same gaming performance as it's bigger brothers. Even at the lower price, however, the GL553 still has most of the component found in more expensive siblings, including a solid build and a full RGB keyboard. The GL553 sports an Intel Core i7-7700HQ, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050, excellent build quality with a DVD drive, an RGB backlit keyboard. 


Asus ROG GL553VD specs at glance: 

Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) - 4096 MB, Core: 1354 MHz, Memory: 7000 MHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 21.21.13.7654, Optimus
Memory: 16384 MB (16GB), DDR4-2400
Display: 15.6 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, No, BOE HF NV156FHM-N43, IPS, glossy: no
Motherboard: Intel 1000 GB , 7200 rpm, 1 TB HDD, 7200 RPM, 930 GB free
Connections: 1 PC-Card, 1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Brightness Sensor
Networking: Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/n/ac)
Optical drive: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GUE1N
Battery: 48 Wh, 48240 mAh Lithium-Ion, 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera: Webcam: 720p
Additional features: Speakers: Dual front-facing, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, ASUS Touchpad Handwriting, ROG Aura Core, ROG Gaming Center, , GeForce Experience, 12 Months Warranty

Deign And Display:



A hallmark of the Asus Strix line is its build quality, and the GL553VD is no exception. The exterior of the lid is covered in a black brushed aluminum finish, with a bright orange ROG logo that lights up when the screen is on. The aluminum lid is also a fingerprint magnet; oils and smudges are highly visible and you have to wipe it off properly to maintain it’s look. Every other surface of the notebook is black plastic. However, there are no gaps or seams and build construction is still top notch. The deck also has a glossy faux-brushed metal styling that looks nice. The bottom panel is firm. Overall, the chassis is very well built, especially compared to the competition in this price bracket, the device felt firm, stable, and pleasing to use.The 15.6-inch, 1080p screen on the Strix is sharp and colorful. Display panel produce nice and exact real-life color that it supposed to do.


Software and Performance:

Asus preloaded the Strix with a variety of useful gaming software stuff. Most notable is the ROG Gaming Center, all you got under one roof, that affect the gaming performance even it including temperature and CPU and GPU memory. It also includes options to boost fan speeds and disable the Windows key while gaming. Other gaming programs like GameFirst IV, lets you prioritize programs and games' access to your network to reduce lag while you play.

Asus' Splendid utility lets you control color temperature, and the preloaded XSplit Gamecaster allows for Twitch streaming. Asus sells the ROG Strix GL553 with a one-year warranty. Well for OS level you, it’s get preloaded with Windows 10 in the box, including stream for online gaming experience.

Armed with a 2.8-GHz 7th-gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU; 16GB of RAM; and a 1TB HDD, the Strix is a fine multitasking machine. The GL553 is equipped with a top of the line Kaby Lake Core i7-7700 HQ, which is typically reserved for workstation and gaming notebooks. On the Geekbench 3 overall performance benchmark, the Strix notched a score of 13,765, beating the other mainstream-notebook average. It took the Strix 54 seconds to copy 5GB of mixed media files, which translates to a rate of 94.2 megabytes per second. The GeForce GTX 1050 is Nvidia's latest entry in the GPU market. Based on the new Pascal architecture, the GTX 1050 features 640 shader units and up to 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM with a 128-bit bus. 

Performance is comparable to last generation's GTX 965M. Power draw is low at around 50 W, but performance remains adequate for 3D tasks. The GPU in our GL553 ran at full speeds whether plugged in or on battery. Compared to its rivals, the GL553 keeps paces with the MSI GL62M and HP Omen 15, which are equipped with the GTX 1050 and GTX 965M, respectively. 

Connectivity:



On the left are a LAN port, an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a combo 3.5mm audio jack. The Type-C is only Gen 1, that means external graphics solutions and other peripherals that require high bandwidth will not be fully supported. 



On the other hand, on right side, we spot only a single USB 2.0 port. The rest of the right side is taken up by the DVD-RW drive. The SD card slot is located up front of the device. To make room for the massive vent on the left side and the optical drive on the right, all other I/O is shoved to the front of the notebook. 

Battery Life:

The Asus GL553 has a relatively small 4-cell 48 Wh battery. The battery is decent for light office work while in Airplane mode but middling for anything else. In our WiFi test, where we set the screen brightness to 150 cd/m2 and run a script that loads a new web page every 30 seconds, the GL553 lasted only 4.5 hours, which is mediocre. Under load, the GL553 gave up the ghost after only 47 minutes. The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 blew our test unit out of the water with more than double the battery time in our idle and WiFi tests. 

While it is nice to have additional connectivity, the massive optical drive takes up a lot of internal room. This space might have been better utilized for a larger battery, but as it is, gamers in need of a long lasting device for productivity work should look elsewhere. Dell's offering grants much longer operation away from the wall.

Final Words:

The price Asus ROG Strix GL553 is the most affordable gaming laptop that the company currently sells, and it comes with a comfortable keyboard, a vivid display and an Nvidia GTX 1050 GPU.

Even though the base model of the Strix is $1,099, we know there are gaming notebooks with 1050 and 1050 TI GPUs and Kaby Lake CPUs coming this year for less than a thousand bucks. However, if you want an affordable gaming laptop that can play the latest games at medium settings, the Strix is a good option.
Time For Cashback Offers Of Diwali From Paytm

Time For Cashback Offers Of Diwali From Paytm

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Diwali is just around the corner and Paytm have launched our Diwali Maha Cashback Sale with a vast range of cashback offers. This four-day sale started on October 10, and is the perfect opportunity for you to grab up to 70% cashback across various categories including Appliances, Mobiles and Fashion including Apparel, Footwear and Accessories among others!

The best part is like our other sales, you can access similar offers across online and offline as we have installed QR codes at a majority of our partner outlets. This has helped our partner retailer network as well, and we are expecting three times the amount of sales over the next four days.

The Diwali Maha Cashback Sale will also host limited period Flash offers that will run from 2 pm to 6 pm and 8 pm to midnight and bring you handpicked offers across all categories.

The sale will host up to Rs 20,000 Cashback on Refrigerators, up to Rs 15000 Cashback on Washing machines, up to 50% Cashback on Kitchen Appliances and up to 40% Cashback on Personal Care Appliances like Trimmers, Hair Dryers and more. Intel Core i3 Laptops will feature Min Rs. 4,000 Cashback, DSLRs will host minimum 20% Cashback and Printers will be available at up to Rs. 8,000 Cashback.

In Apparel and Accessories, Jeans from top brands will sell for up to 70% off plus flat 50% Cashback, Shirts will be available at up to 70% off plus flat 40% Cashback, Watches will feature up to 70% cashback, Sports Shoes will host up to 70% Cashback. In Women’s apparel, tops and dresses will be available at up to 50% Cashback, Handbags & Wallets from Catwalk will Lavie feature up to 70% cashback and Ethnic Wear will be available at up to 80% Cashback. Additionally, two-wheelers from Suzuki, Mahindra, Vespa, Aprilia and Okinawa will feature up to Rs. 6,000 cashback.

This is all about latest sale and offer froom Paytm. Thank for reading. Stay tuned for more.