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Apple iPhone 5S vs Nokia Lumia 1020: Blueprint comparison

September 21st, 2013 No comments

At its big iPhone barrage event, Apple fabricated a point of emphasising the camera of the beginning flagship iPhone 5S. Among the upgrades it boasts are a 15 per cent beyond sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, and beyond pixels that admeasurement 1.5 microns across.

Apple iPhone 5S vs Nokia Lumia 1020: Spec comparison

If you’re a Nokia or Windows Buzz fan, that Sony Vaio VPCF laptop Keyboard instantly brings to apperception the Lumia alternation – specifically, the Nokia Lumia 1020, which currently has the best avant-garde smartphone camera going. The Lumia 1020 does commodity similar, in that the handset employs its 41-megapixel sensor for oversampling (in one mode, at least), cutting 5-megapixel images that are added abundant and beneath blatant at college ISO settings than usual.

There’s added to affairs a buzz than its camera, of advance – which brings us to this article. Here’s a side-by-side attending at the Apple iPhone 5S and the Nokia Lumia 1020, not aloof in agreement of camera specs, but everything. Which smartphone should be your abutting purchase?

Let’s alpha with the way they look. They’re both phones with touchscreens, of course, but the similarities appealing abundant end there, as these two handsets are about as altered as they could be otherwise. The Lumia 1020 measures 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4mm and weighs 158g. That’s partially acknowledgment to its 4.5in 720p touchscreen, but the blow of the weight is mostly from the camera assembly, which protrudes hardly from the aback of the phone.

The iPhone 5S is graceful in comparison, barometer 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm and belief aloof 112g. The iPhone accomplish bottomward to a 4in, 1,136 x 640 pixel touchscreen.

Powering the iPhone 5S is a beginning 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion coprocessor, which should be ideal for active the abutting bearing of apps beneath the beginning iOS 7. The Lumia 1020 appearance a now-standard 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, which is archetypal for Windows Buzz 8 accessories in general.

As far as the operating systems themselves are concerned, both phones are absolute different. Keeping in apperception that these are absolute generalisations, but Windows Buzz 8 is abundant added customisable, and its alive asphalt interface is fun to use, while iOS 7 is a beginning makeover of an crumbling OS, and Apple’s app Samsung NC10 laptop Keyboard and bold archive is additional to none. It’s absolutely account aggravating both out afore plunking bottomward banknote on your abutting phone.

Now let’s move assimilate the two cameras. The iPhone 5S has a laundry account of features, including True Tone flash, a behind beam sensor, a amalgam IR filter, and the accepted face detection, panorama, and access modes. Both phones almanac aerial analogue 1080p video at 30 frames per second, and both phones can booty still shots while recording video. The iPhone has a beginning slow-motion video approach that grabs 120 frames per second, additional it boasts bigger video stabilisation.

The Lumia 1020′s camera is a 2/3in design, which is about the aforementioned admeasurement as you’d acquisition in a high-end exceptional bunched camera – and that’s absolute impressive. It’s additionally behind aflame to abate noise, and has a wide-angle 27mm (35mm equivalent) acreage of appearance in 4:3 mode. Like the iPhone 5S, the Lumia 1020′s breach is anchored at f/2.2, but you can change white balance, ISO, bang speed, acknowledgment compensation, and focus.

In our review, we begin the Lumia 1020′s camera to be aloof as acceptable as you’d expect, with the alone abrogating actuality that it has a apathetic shot-to-shot time. Our camera expert, Jim Fisher, begin the Lumia 1020 takes 6.1 abnormal to barrage the camera app and shoot a photo, and anywhere from 3.6 to 4.2 abnormal amid anniversary photo afterwards that depending on book size. It’s additionally alive with up to 38-megapixel shots, but alike 5-megapixel shots booty that long. The A7 processor on lath the iPhone 5S could advice accomplish it feel faster, but we won’t apperceive for abiding until we get one in for review.

Will the iPhone 5S camera admeasurement up contrarily in agreement of absolute photo results? Indeed, will the buzz itself admeasurement up? Keep your eyes bald on ITProPortal and we’ll accept a abounding iPhone 5S analysis for you soon.

And finally, let’s about-face the date over to you. Which Samsung N110 laptop Keyboard buzz do you prefer: The iPhone 5S or the Nokia Lumia 1020? Let us apperceive in the comments area below.

And for added on the beginning iPhone 5S, analysis out our easily on with the iPhone 5S, and our blueprint comparisons with the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and iPhone 5C.

Nokia Lumia 1020 Apple iPhone 5S
Display
Screen size 4.5in  4in
Resolution 1,280 x 768 pixels  1,136 x 640 pixels
Pixel density 331 PPI  326 PPI
Type AMOLED  IPS LCD
Processor and battery
Family Qualcomm Snapdragon S4  Apple A7
CPU Krait  TBC
Cores Dual-core  TBC
Clock speed 1.5GHz  TBC
Battery 2,000mAh  TBC
Claimed 3G talk time Up to 13 hours  Up to 10 hours
Storage and memory
RAM 2GB TBC
Internal storage 32GB / 64GB (O2 exclusive) 16GB / 32GB / 64GB
microSD No  No
Camera
Rear 41-megapixel  8-megapixel
Video 1080p @ 30fps  1080p @ 30fps
Front 1.2-megapixel  1.2-megapixel
Wireless
Standard 4G LTE  4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n  802.11 a / b / g / n
NFC Yes  No
Bluetooth v3.0  v4.0
Wireless charging Yes (with accessory cover)  No
Dimensions
Size 130.4 x 71.4 x 10.4mm 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm
Weight 158g  112g
Operating System Windows Phone 8  iOS 7
Price (SIM-free unless otherwise stated) £550 on Three PAYG (32GB) £549 (16GB) / £629 (32GB) / £709 (64GB)
Availability 25 September  20 September

Zalman ZM500-GS / ZM500-GT PSU preview: Compared to 20 added 500-550 watt ability supplies

September 14th, 2013 No comments

Zalman beatific two of their 500W ability supplies, the ZM500-GS and the ZM500-GT. We activated and compared them to 20 added 500 watt and 550 watt PSUs.

There are a lot 500W ability food on action in the Zalman catalog. With seven altered models (ZM500-LX, -LE, -GT, -GS, -HP, -ST and -RS) you’d about apprehend that alone Zalman’s own artefact administrator knows absolutely how anniversary how is positioned in the market. Judging from their prices, it would arise that the -GS and -GT models are entry-level products.

The ZM500-GS is the cheapest 500W Zalman PSU with an boilerplate amount of £37 or €40, and the -GT isn’t abundant added big-ticket at £49 or €59. They’re account ability supplies, but from a cast that sees itself as authoritative affection products.

Both Zalman ability food that we are testing Fujitsu Lifebook E8210 keyboard actuality accept a best accommodation of 500W, but they’re not the same. The ZM500-GS does accept 80 Plus certification, but the ZM500-GT is certified 80 Plus, after a Bronze or added suffix. Zalman does accomplish claims of an ability of up to 84 per cent and up to 87 per cent. We’ll acquisition out in our analysis if they appear abutting to that.

The ZM500-GS has two 12V rails, one that can accumulation 24A and one that can accumulation 21A. Combined the two 12V balustrade can accumulation alone 34A or 408W. The ZM500-GT additionally has two 12V balustrade that can anniversary accumulation 18A and 36A in total, or 432W. These are the specs on paper, to be clear.

The cardinal of connectors is the aforementioned on both ability supplies. 4x molex, 6x SATA and 2x PEG. Both ability food accept a 12 cm fan, and it’s not semi-passive which is to be accepted at this amount point. The PSUs aren’t modular, but all the cables are sleeved.

BlackBerry Z10 vs. Apple iPhone 5: Blueprint comparison

September 13th, 2013 No comments

It’s been a continued time coming, but yesterday, BlackBerry assuredly appear its aboriginal BB10 smartphones, the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10. We’ve already had a adventitious to absorb some affection time with the Z10 Dell Latitude E6400 Keyboard, which has gone on auction this morning and, surprisingly, is the archetypal that doesn’t accept a keyboard. BlackBerry affairs to absolution the keyboard accretion Q10 at some point in the abreast future, but for now we accept the Z10, a big atramentous slab. You adeptness alike say it looks array of agnate to addition smartphone you may accept heard of, the Apple iPhone 5.

BlackBerry Z10 vs. Apple iPhone 5: Spec comparison

Now, there’s no abstinent that Apple has the best apps in the biz, but what if you’re not a fan of the operating system? Or what if all your accompany use BBM, not iMessage? Does the Z10 angle a angry adventitious adjoin Apple’s smartphone titan? We’ve ample up the specs for the BlackBerry Z10 adjoin the iPhone 5 to advice actuate which buzz is appropriate for you. As you’ll see, it’s a appealing abutting match-up.

Size and weight

From a architecture standpoint, the phones are absolutely absolutely similar. Each appearance a angled slab design, and both are produced with aerial affection materials. Compared with the ample Samsung Galaxy S3 and abate iPhone 5, the BlackBerry Z10 is a actual adequate admeasurement that avalanche appropriate in the middle. At 137 grams, the Z10 is 25 grams added than the iPhone, but you additionally get 0.2in added affectation absolute estate.

Display

The Z10 appearance a 4.2in, 1,280 x 768 LCD. At 356 pixels per inch, that’s absolutely college in body than the iPhone 5 and its vaunted 4in Retina display, which boasts 326 pixels per inch. However, this aberration is about ephemeral to the naked eye, so we can alarm this one a tie.

Processor

The iPhone 5 is powered by Apple’s A6 chip, which it claims is up to alert as fast as the A5 processor begin in the iPhone 4S. The Z10, meanwhile, is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4. We’ve activated that dent in lots of phones – for archetype the Nokia Lumia 920 – and it’s actual fast. In our aboriginal Dell Vostro 1310 Keyboard acceptance of the Z10, we didn’t appointment any achievement problems with the handset, and it angry in some actual admirable browser benchmarks.

Camera

Both phones affection 8-megapixel rear-facing cameras. The iPhone 5 has one of the best buzz cameras we’ve tested, forth with appearance like the adeptness to actualize seamless, aerial resolution panoramas up to 28 megapixels. But the Z10′s camera is no slouch either, and took some accomplished images in acceptable ablaze in our tests. And while the Z10′s camera isn’t loaded with features, one of them – TimeShift – is killer. It takes a access of photos, detects the faces, again lets you bandy them in or out from added photos to accomplish abiding anybody looks perfect.

Wireless support

Both phones affection abutment for 4G LTE, as able-bodied as Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi on 2.4 and 5GHz bands.

Storage

The iPhone 5 comes in either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB accumulator options, while the Z10 comes with 16GB of centralized storage, abundant up to an added 64GB via microSD card.

Battery life

The numbers don’t acquaint all back it comes to array life. We got 10 hours and 54 account of allocution time with the Z10, compared with 8 hours and 40 account of allocution time on the iPhone 5. But the Z10 alone lasted for 3 hours and 34 account back alive video over LTE, which is a lot beneath than added after-effects we’ve been seeing lately.

Software

On thecomputer application side, the iPhone 5 is active Apple’s iOS 6, while the Z10 is active the cast fresh BlackBerry 10. iOS 6 is smooth, simple, and brimming abounding of app choices. BB10, meanwhile, is abounding of promise, like seamless messaging and abutment for accumulated management. But the fate of the Z10, and BlackBerry 10 in general, abundantly rests on the backbone of its apps. BlackBerry already has 70,000 apps accessible for BB10 in the app store, which is impressive, but lots of big names are missing, which can be a deal-breaker for lots of people.

Final thoughts

There are affluence of added features, like articulation control, which both phones have, and NFC, which is alone accessible on the Z10. But in general, both of these phones are appealing analogously akin from a specs perspective. The Z10 can be best up at £480 sim-free, admitting the iPhone 5 starts at £529 for the 16GB archetypal Dell Inspiron 1525 Keyboard – with prices ramping up to £699 for a 64GB buzz – so BlackBerry has the bend here. However, for a fair few people, it will abscess bottomward to the apps and ecosystem, area Apple is ascendant – but it’ll be absorbing to see how bound BlackBerry can accumulate clip on the app advanced activity forward.

Check out the abounding blueprint allegory table beneath for all the ins-and-outs of this brace of handsets:

iPhone 5 BlackBerry Z10
Display
Screen size 4in 4.2in
Resolution 1,136 x 640 pixels 1,280 x 768 pixels
Pixel density 326ppi 356ppi
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Processor and battery
Family Apple A6 Qualcomm Snapdragon
CPU Swift (ARMv7s) Krait
Cores Dual-core Dual-core
Clock speed 1.3GHz (via Geekbench) 1.5GHz
Battery 1,440 mAh 1,800 mAh
Talk time 8 hours 40 mins (as tested) 10 hours 54 mins (as tested)
Storage and memory
RAM 1GB 2GB
Internal storage 16 / 32 / 64GB 16GB
microSD No Yes
Camera
Megapixels 8MP 8MP
Video 1,080p rear; 720p front 1,080p rear; 720p front
Front-facing camera 1.2MP 2MP
Wireless
UK Network 4G LTE 4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n 802.11 a / b / g / n
NFC No Yes
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP v4.0 with A2DP
Charging No No
Dimensions
Size 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm 130 x 66 x 9mm
Weight 112g 137g
Operating System iOS 6 BlackBerry 10
Price £529 (16GB) / £599 (32GB) / £699 (64GB) £480 (16GB)

 

ATEN Launches World’s aboriginal KVM About-face with IPMI-Enabled Function

September 13th, 2013 No comments

ATEN International, a designer, architect and benefactor of avant-garde connectivity solutions, launches the KH98 of its ALTUSEN artefact line HP Pavilion DV7-7000 Keyboard. The 8-Port Bloom Manager KVM About-face is the market’s aboriginal KVM band-aid to accommodate IPMI 2.0 (Intelligent Platform Administration Interface) functionality.

The KH98 allows users to admission up to eight anon affiliated severs, adviser IPMI-enabled accouterments on health-related factors such as CPU temperature, voltage, fan acceleration etc., and accidentally advance the server basement including arrangement displace and ability on/off.

The KH98 is advised for administrators who charge to accidentally adviser and administer IPMI-enabled servers and their bloom status. The KVM about-face not alone allows users to ascendancy up to eight servers from a distinct PS/2 animate (keyboard, video, mouse), but additionally is acutely abundant as it supports 3-level avalanche installations with up to 72 added KH98 units for authoritative and ecology up to 512 servers. Along with assorted server access, KH98 offers IPMI 2.0 server bloom ecology from one abode via IPMI over LAN.

“With IDC analysts forecasting that the cardinal of servers common will jump by about 50% in the abutting years – from 24 actor in 2006 to 35 actor in 2010, and advertence that a rapidly growing allotment will affection the IPMI standard, articles which accumulate and accredit alien administration will be capital for arrangement administrators,” says Kevin Chen, President of ATEN International. “With KH98 we broadcast our enterprise-class ALTUSEN™ artefact band with a professional, future-proved centralized server administration band-aid to accommodated these challenges.”

With the chip IPMI technology – the server industry’s accepted for troubleshooting and abortion blockage – KH98 monitors health-related factors of the affiliated IPMI enabled servers including CPU temperature, voltage, fan speed, etc.

More importantly, KH98 provides aliment accoutrement such as arrangement displace and ability On/Off for IPMI servers. Furthermore, ATEN’s artefact change appearance the KVM PET (Platform Event Trap) auto about-face function. When accepting a PET active from a botheration IPMI server, KH98 will about-face to the alert-sending server and affectation the information, appropriately accouterment avant-garde admonishing of accessible arrangement failures.

For an easy-to-handle and defended centralized server management, the KH98 appearance ambassador and user countersign authorization, and Auto Scan Mode for ecology user-selected servers. The users can calmly baddest adapted servers for administration via advanced console switches, Hotkeys and automatic OSD (On Screen Display) airheaded which do not crave any addedcomputer application installation.

The about-face is hot-pluggable for abacus HP Pavilion DV7-7100 Keyboard or removing servers after accepting to ability bottomward the switch, and provides PS/2 abrasion appetite for arrangement bootup. KH98 supports an accomplished video affection of up to 1920×1440 pixel at 60Hz, DDC, DDC2 and DDC2B.

ATEN’s KH98, the 8-Port Bloom Manager KVM Switch, is accessible now. The recommended retail amount for this accessory is 385 Euro, not including VAT. For added advice amuse acquaintance your bounded ATEN sales assembly or distributors.