Medion S2217 Review – First impressions, battery ok, perfect for travel

I’m sure that, probably, Medion is not a very popular company like Dell, HP or Lenovo, but manages to impress with by performing reasonably ok for the price.

I bought this Ultra Portable notebook with a very good discount, a payed only 155 euros for version with 32 GB flash memory. I’m am very satisfied with the keyboard quality, the buttons are very great to use, I’m a persons that type fast, and it is very easy to write fast on this notebook.

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Another great thing is the battery! On technical specs, the battery of Medion S2217 it should provide a range of up to 9 hours, but if you work on documents, codding, or other task that use a less power of the notebook, you can easily overcome this limit. My record is about 11 hours and 30 minutes.

The CPU, Intel Atom, is very ok for this laptop, you can play videos at 4k resolution on YouTube without any problem. But the display, it is only fullHD, so I play videos only at this resolution.

About specifications of Medion S2217

Yes…., 2 GB of RAM are few, but we have only 1 of 2 slots with 2 GB and one free, so you can attach another one RAM memory to your device, and will be great. When I decided to also add another one memory of RAM, certainly you will find here.

Another great thing is about mouse touchpad, you can use this touchpad similar with your phone display, and you can make a zoom with it, or move up/down (scroll) the page with two fingers.

The weight is very great for a notebook, only 1.2 kg. I bought for it a silicon bag for only 3,5 euros, and I am very satisfied. In it you can put very easy the charger, one pair of headphones and a portable mouse if you are not very satisfied by the touchpad.

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Few words about sounds of Medion S2217. I’m very surprised about the sound, is loud, and sounds good.

Disadvantages of Medion S2217

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Sincerely, I don’t have no problems with it. I work on it for a month and even pleases me greatly.

I want to share with you a trick. This laptop have a microSD card reader on board. I use this slot, with microSD card with large capacity to extend the internal memory. So, you can buy one card for photos, one for documents, one for videos, and so on. A microSD card with 64GB capacity is only 25 euros, and you have 2 times more storage capacity.

Technical details

  • CPU: Intel® Atom™ Z3735F processor
  • OS: Windows 10 Home
  • Clock Frequency: 1.33GHz
  • Graphic: Intel® HD
  • Memory Type: DDR3L 1600 MHz
  • SSD Capacity: 64GB
  • Screen size: 29,5 cm (11,6″)
  • Touch Screen: No
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 pixels
  • Screen Type: non-glare display
  • LED Backlight: Yes
  • Sound:

High-definition audio with 2 speakers
certified Dolby Audio ™

  • Miscellaneous:
    • Multi-card reader for microSD memory cards (memory card not included)

Battery

  • Battery cells: 2

Connections

  • Bluetooth hands-free function:

Bluetooth 4.0

  • Connections:
    • Multi-card reader for microSD memory cards
      (memory card not included)
    • 2 x USB 2.0
    • 1 x HDMI out
    • 1 x Audio combo (Mic-in, audio-out)
  • WLAN:

Wireless-N with integrated Bluetooth 4.0 function
Latest Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11n technology

Software (OEM Versions)

  • Software:
    • Operating system: Windows 10 Home
    • Free trial for Office 365
    • In this notebook comes pre-installed 30-day trial for Office 365 customers.
    • Comprehensive Windows 10 App Package
    • McAfee Live Safe – free 30-day trial version preinstalled.

In the box

  • In the box:

MEDION® AKOYA® Notebook, 2-cell Li-ion battery, external power supply, warranty card, Quick Start Guide, Security Guide

Standard information

  • Dimensions: approx: 300 x 20.8 x 201 mm
  • Weight: Approx: 1.2 kg (incl. Battery)
  • Warranty: 24 Months

AT&T iPhone 4S – how to be unlocked without any software

AT&T iPhone 4S – how to be unlocked without any software

A great news comes from an iOS developer which comes public on the internet, a bug which is capable to unlock your iPhone 4S device to be compatible with any carrier without jailbreak.

Also, this bug works is not available only for iPhone 4S but also works for iPhone 4 and 3GS.

For unlock your iPhone 4S, 4 or 3GS is simple, just follow the below steps in order.

  1. Insert original carrier AT&T SIM card
  2. Dial 611 for AT&T customer service hotline and drop the call
  3. Turn on Airplane Mode
  4. Take out AT&T SIM card
  5. Insert T-Mobile SIM card
  6. Make sure WiFi is off ( also tap on ‘Forget this Network” to make sure it doesn’t connect automatically later)
  7. Switch off Airplane Mode and iPhone will search for network. This is followed by the Apple splash screen appearing.
  8. Activation Required will be displayed on the screen
  9. EDGE network will activate automatically – notice the ‘E’ on the top left corner of the screen
  10. Wait for about 20-30 seconds and turn off the phone
  11. Turn on iPhone and the same Activation Required screen will be displayed
  12. When you see one signal bar, tap on Use Cellular Connection
  13. Eject SIM card
  14. Activation Required screen will be displayed the second time
  15. Insert SIM card
  16. Unlocked!

Below you can watch a video demonstration.

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Android 2.3.4 Global Update rolls out for Xperia devices

Android 2.3.4 Global Update rolls out for Xperia devices

A few weeks ago Sony Ericsson has announced the latest Android 2.3.4 update but unfortunately just for a few countries in northern Europe. Now it’s time for this tasty Gingerbread to make a global roll-out for all Sony Ericsson Xperia devices.

The update comes with some major improvements and enhancements, beside the traditional features of the 2.3.4 update:

  • World’s first 3D Sweep Panorama functionality powered by Sony
  • Gesture input – text input by swiping the finger from one letter to the next
  • 3D panoramic mode for the camera
  • 16x video zoom
  • WiFi DLNA
  • Screen capture – allows the user to share a screen grab from anywhere in the phone
  • SE’s new LiveDock compatibility
  • Google Talk with Video Chat for smartphones with front-facing cameras
  • Updated Facebook inside Xperia™ functionality
  • The ability to turn the Xperia™ smartphone into a mini-mobile PC by connecting USB peripherals (mouse, keyboard or game controller) to Sony Ericsson LiveDock™ multimedia station. So, you just connect the smartphone to a TV via HDMI, and you’ll witness a big screen experience.

These lucky Xperia handsets that will receive the Android 2.3.4 update are the Xperia arc, Xperia PLAY, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, Xperia mini pro, Xperia  pro, Xperia ray, Xperia active, Xperia neo V, Xperia arc S and the Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman. This firmware will be released for both the unlocked devices and most of carrier-branded handsets.

If you want to find more about this new upgrade check out the next video released by Sony Ericsson, a great presentation about all the benefits of this new Android 2.3.4 upgrade.

Halloween Themed Apps: Wallpapers, Games and Widgets

Halloween Themed Apps: Wallpapers, Games and Widgets

One of the most expected days of the entire year is getting closer and closer, and we need to get prepared right? Yes, we’re talking about the Halloween, that day of the year when gaggles of kids took to the streets by themselves, but the adults are also enjoying it, sometimes more than the kids.

That’s why we thought about preparing some great apps and wallpapers, so that you can fully enjoy the holiday spirit with some creepy and funny Halloween themed apps from the Android Market. We selected just a few to present you, but there’s more than just these on the Market.

Now, let’s begin with the Sliceween game which is a funny physics game where your goal is to get the bat and to into the house, but to do that you’ll have to slice everything that stops you from your way to victory using bars, bricks, spiders, teleporters and some other stuff. Sliceween features 4 different worlds with 80 levels.

The second on our list is the Halloween Clock which is a really cool widget, just perfect for you Android device. It has a festive Halloween theme, and features a little witch called Andy, brewing away in his cauldron. Pretty cool huh? More than that, the widget uses 3D graphics, features a great amount of details and it’s highly customizable.

The Haunted House HD is a cool live wallpaper that allows you to travel not only inside, but also around the outside of a haunted house, bypassing the candle-lit pumpkins and you can customize the mailbox with your own name. This widget offers you the possibility to customize most of the things from the scene, choose your own personal pumpkins and you can decorate your haunted Halloween house.

We will be more than glad to find out what’s your favourite apps for the Halloween holiday, so don’t hesitate to share all your favourite apps and wallpapers with us!

Ice Cream Sandwich comes with a new SDK; 6 devices to receive the Android 4.0 update

Ice Cream Sandwich comes with a new SDK; 6 devices to receive the Android 4.0 update

It’s been some time since the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been released and seems that the new Android SDK is already available for download.

The new features that comes in the Ice Cream Sandwich OS are incredibly great and brings the Android Beam along with a new Visual Voicemail API, and an NFC-based feature that will provide users the possibility to instantly send info on the applications they are using.

The new UI framework will offer various possibilities for the application developers so that they ca bring an improved software for smartphones and tablet PCs, and streamlined development across all device types. It will pack all the familiar Android 3.x interface elements and APIs such as content loaders, Action Bar, rich notifications, various capabilities, secure management of credentials, OpenGL ES texture views, stylus input, button support, hover events and resizable home screen widgets.

The new Android OS version brings major improvements regarding the social networking aspect, such as various applications oriented to integrate contacts, profile data, and calendar events, so that every app can be able to read data from the provider. For example, on this new SDK with your permission any application can add events to the shared database and manage dates, attendees, alerts, and reminders.

Seems that Samsung Italy has already confirmed the six lucky devices that will soon taste the Ice Cream flavour, and on the list with Android 4.0 we can find the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the last but not the least, the Galaxy Tab 10.1.