I got Apacer Audio Steno AU231 from Citibank as a free gift. It is a nice gadget. It is not only a MP3/WMA player but a SD/MMC card reader too. It has an expansion slot supports cards sizes up to 2 GB. The version I got was 512MB. Therefore, the expansion slot will be needed soon if I need to put a lot of MP3/WMA.
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Review
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens was introduced back in May 2006. It is the best EF-S lens that Canon makes so far. And it is the most expensive EF-S lens too. It is sharp, fast, fixed f/2.8 aperture and come with 3-stop Image Stabilizer (IS). It is the best general/multi purpose lens. It mounts at my Canon EOS 400D Digital body most of the time. 🙂
HP Compaq Presario C749TU Notebook PC – Windows Vista Performance
Everybody will be wondering… Can HP Compaq Presario C749TU Notebook PC run Windows Vista? Can it run with Intel Celeron 540 1.86GHz, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD? I am using Windows Vista Home Premium to do the test. In short, Windows Vista cannot run on this system with 512MB RAM or less. 1GB RAM and above is highly recommended. Windows Vista uses up around 600MB RAM after boot up. Some memory was used as Video memory. It uses up to 800 RAM when play movie with Media Player. It does eat a lot of memory in Windows Vista.
Processing power is another factor we have to look into. Intel Celeron 540 1.86GHz which is single core processor will not run smoothly in Windows Vista on some applications. Dual core and higher frequency CPU is highly recommended. However, it still can run most of the office application, entertainment and web browsing. No 3D gaming with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator x3100. It is way too slow to run any popular 3D games. A dedicated powerful 3D card is required. 😛
Here are the Windows Vista base score that HP Compaq Presario C749TU Notebook PC gets…
Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash Review
Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash Review… I should come out Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash Review for a very long time ago. I have been using Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash for more than 1 year. It is the most powerful flash from Canon for the moment. However, you have to pay the price because it is heavy.
EASEUS Partition Master 3.5 Server Edition Review
EASEUS Partition Master is hard disk partition management software from EASEUS ~ CHENGDU YIWO Tech Development Co., Ltd. It is used to resize, move, copy, create, delete, format, convert, explore, hide and unhide partitions for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Windows 2000/XP/Vista. It has 4 editions which are Home Edition (free for home user), Professional Edition, Server Edition and Unlimited Edition (32bit and 64bit).