Apple iPhone X Specifications

Apple iPhone X Specifications

Apple iPhone X Specifications – This OLED screen is matched with the Apple A11 Bionic processor which is the most powerful processor for mobile devices to date. The included memory is 3 GB and 64/256 GB storage options. There is still no support for adding storage using a microSD card.

Two 12-Megapixel sensors with one f/1.7 lens for normal shooting while the other with an f/2.4 lens for 2X optical zoom. Both lenses are equipped with an OIS system to ensure that the pictures taken are compensated from vibration. The lens arrangement is now vertical. Different from the horizontal arrangement found on the previous iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus. From what we have seen, this new arrangement is used because there is not enough space for a horizontal arrangement.

On the front a 7-Megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera is used. Due to the use of the new system, the front camera can now take pictures in portrait mode just like on the main camera. But the most eye -catching function for this front camera is Animoji which allows users to create animated animoji according to their own faces.

Also Read: Apple iPhone X Brief Review 

 

Scanning

There is no Touch ID fingerprint scanner on this device. Instead the new Face ID face scanning system was used for the first time. Users’ faces are scanned using tens of thousands of infrared transmitters to obtain a three -dimensional map. Apple claims Face ID is much more secure than Touch ID and will be used more widely on their products. This face scan module is the reason why there is a large notch at the top of the screen.

A battery of only 2716 mAh is used. Uniquely it is arranged in an L shape inside the frame of the device. Like dual-camera lenses, this unconventional arrangement was chosen because of the narrowness of space within the frame. Despite having a smaller physical size than the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, the battery used on the iPhone X is larger (2716 vs. 2691 mAh). There is support for fast charging wired and wireless for the first time. Unfortunately to enjoy this new function users have to purchase a fast charger separately.

Apple iPhone X Brief Review

Apple iPhone X Brief Review

Apple iPhone X Brief Review – What was the most talked about device throughout 2017? Based on Amanz’s site analysis, it’s no longer the Apple iPhone X. The device brings the most drastic changes to the iPhone’s design since the iPhone 5 started using a 16: 9 screen. At that time there were many negative reactions from hardcore iPhone users. But over time 16: 9 screens began to be widely accepted and considered normal.

Consumer reactions to the iPhone X are more or less the same. Many dislike the Face ID notch on the front of the screen and no more physical home buttons. As hardcore Android users, the absence of this physical home button is not something we feel is negative because it is allergic to normal. But is this change that Apple is going through a clever ploy or an early sign of the fall of the empire founded by Steve Jobs? This is our review for the iPhone X from the perspective of a hardcore Android user.

Also Read: Apple iPhone 7 Plus Pro and Cons 

 

Design

The thing that most dominates the design of the iPhone X is the OLED screen with a prominent notch on the forehead. This 5.8 ″ OLED screen supports Super Retina resolution with HDR support. As on the iPhone 8, this screen supports the True Tone Display color control system which according to Apple ensures accurate color display on the screen at all times.

When placed next to an iPhone 8, the colors on the iPhone X are clearly more vibrant and vivid. These are among the advantages of OLED screens that have regularly received praise after it was first used by the Nokia N85 nine years ago. This is not only the brightest screen on the market but was named the best for 2017 by DisplayMate recently.

This screen is beautiful but personally the color display is less bright when compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This is most likely because we are used to Samsung’s brighter color saturation rate. For those who prefer a more natural -looking display, the iPhone X screen is for you.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Pro and Cons

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Pro and Cons

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Pro and Cons – To record video at 4K resolution. On Android just open the camera app, select settings in the app and record. On iOS users need to go to the Settings screen, select Photos and Camera settings and scroll again until you find the 4K recording function. Why this can’t be done directly from the camera app only those at Apple know.

In terms of design we feel it is in a class of its own. The details on the finish of the device have been evident on iPhone devices since time immemorial. We can easily say the iPhone 7 Plus has the best design and finish of 2016. The absence of an audio jack may be a little annoying but a Lightning adapter to 3.5mm audio is included with every purchase.

At the end of the day overall the Apple iPhone 7 Plus is among the best devices of 2016. If you want a device that is less troublesome in the long run this is the device for you. The camera capabilities are good but still behind the Galaxy S7 Edge. At prices starting from RM 3799 it is less affordable. But as we all know the iPhone was never produced for all users but targeted those who don’t mind spending more for the comfort of long -term use.

Advantage

The premium finish and the device is very comfortable to hold.
The most powerful device on the market right now. Launches apps very fast compared to the main Android devices on the market.
Good camera capabilities.
Impressive battery life. The screen is on for 10 hours on heavy use.
Waterproof and dustproof for the first time.
IOS software update support for up to four years.

Also Read: Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review Conclusion 

 

Lack of

Still no fast charging support. Takes three hours to charge using the provided charger.
The new Home button with the Taptic Engine system is a little awkward to use.
Need to bring an adapter if you have an audio system that uses audio jacks.
There are no special additional functions of phablets such as Multi Window. The device needs to be on Jailbreak to activate this function.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review Conclusion

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review Conclusion

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Review Conclusion – Is the iPhone 7 Plus the best device of 2016? The answer depends on what you want on a device. If you want the fastest device with operating system update support for up to four years the answer is yes. Undoubtedly the iPhone 7 Plus is the fastest device we’ve reviewed this year. Conversions and app launches happen almost overnight. For those who don’t plan to change devices every year, the iPhone 7 Plus is a long -term investment that is well worth it despite having to spend big to own it.

Hardcore

What if you are a hardcore Android user? Is the iPhone 7 Plus a device that can make you say goodbye to Android? The simple answer is no. Personally the speed of launching apps is not a substitute to various Android functions that don’t exist on iOS. There are functions that are easy to do on Android but require two to three taps to do on iOS.

As strange as it is, Apple still does not include a fast charging system on the iPhone 7 Plus. Using the included 5V 1A charger, it took over 3 hours to fully charge. If you have an iPad charger (5.1V 2.1A), the device can be fully charged in 2 hours 15 minutes. This is a slow charging period. In comparison, the Xiaomi Mi Mix (4400 mAh) which supports QuickCharge 3.0 can be fully charged in just 70 minutes.

The absence of a wireless charging system can also be considered a drawback. The iPhone 7 Plus is a waterproof device but if the device detects moisture inside the charging port the device will not charge. Users have to wait up to an hour before charging can be done. On the S7 Edge, there is a similar security system but wireless charging is still possible while waiting for the MicroUSB port to dry.

Also Read: Apple iPhone 7 Plus Comparation 

 

Competitors

The closest competitors for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus are the Google Pixel XL and the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. All three devices have almost comparable specifications and belong to the premium flagship device category.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Comparation

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Comparation

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Comparation – Pictures taken using the Galaxy S7 Edge are sharper and better in poor lighting situations. The use of an f/1.7 lens gives Samsung a slight advantage. But it must be admitted the pictures from the S7 Edge have less realistic colors. At the end of the day the title of “best camera” depends on personal preference. We personally feel the photos taken by the S7 Edge have the advantage of being sharper and brighter.

One of the most notable advantages of the iPhone 7 Plus is the Portrait mode which allows the background image to be blurred compared to the image on the front. The use of two lenses makes the resulting image look sharper than the Selective Focus mode that exists on the S7 Edge.

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Bench mark

Year after year Apple’s output processors will be the most powerful processors. This year with the A10 Fusion once again it topped the benchmark chart. The gap of difference between the A10 Fusion with the Exynos 8890 (S7 Edge) and Snapdragon 820 (HTC 10, XIaomi Mi 5) is also very wide as you can see below.

The speed of this Apple processor can be felt throughout the use of the device. The app launched pretty fast. Switching apps is just as fast. The speed difference with major Android devices is very noticeable. Most interesting to us is that the device does not directly experience heat problems even at heavy use.

Battery

The 2900 mAh battery used is very small when compared to the batteries used on Android devices with comparable screen sizes. But the battery life level of this iPhone 7 Plus is amazing. On normal use it is able to last for 27 hours with the screen installed for more than 10 hours. To find an Android device with comparable durability, you may need to buy a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (4050 mAh) or a Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro (5000 mAh).

Mechanism of Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Mechanism of Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Mechanism of Apple iPhone 7 Plus – The physical home button is completely replaced by a capacitive button with the 3D Touch system. A new system was introduced to reduce the problem of the home button being damaged after a few years.

In the first few days of using this new system, it feels a little awkward to use especially if you are moving from a previous model iPhone device that did not have 3D Touch. There are three settings for selectable vibration strength. We were very comfortable with the second setting which did not cause the whole body of the device to shake strongly.

After two weeks we went back to the iPhone 6 Plus and if given the choice we chose to use this new capacitive home button system. Unlocking TouchID is much faster. Doing Multi Tasking and Reachability is easier and more responsive than physical buttons. Apple received a lot of criticism for discontinuing audio jack support but the switch to this capacitive home button system was the right choice by them.

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Camera

The Apple dual-camera system is used for the first time on the iPhone 7 Plus. Two 12-Megapixel sensors are included. As on the LG V20, two camera sensors are used for two different functions. One lens for taking regular pictures while another with a 2X optical zoom system. The optical zoom system of this device ensures that the picture is not broken; when wanting to take pictures of distant objects. As you can see from the two example photos below, photos taken using optical zoom look pretty bright.

What about the quality of pictures taken using normal mode? From our observations the iPhone 7 camera has good color production with little noise problems. The use of this year’s f/1.8 lens solves the noise problem that existed on last year’s camera. No problems of overexposure can be seen. The camera of this device is the best on mobile devices on the market right now. But it is not the best.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Interface

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Interface

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Interface – The iPhone 7 Plus comes with the latest iOS 10 operating system. The changes can be seen from the key screen. The “Slide to Unlock” system that has been Apple’s intellectual property since the first iPhone no longer exists. Instead the user needs to press the home button to activate the Touch ID system. If the fingerprint fails to be scanned then the login passcode screen appears. On iOS9 users can scroll right to access this passcode screen. When the screen is scrolled to the left the camera app will launch. Scrolling to the right gives access to the widget. Both of these functions are new to iOS users but have been around on Android since at least 2014.

The next change can be seen in the Action Center which now displays the AirDrop, AirPlay and Night Shift buttons more prominently. The music control system is currently not displayed on the home screen. Instead to access it, a scroll to the left needs to be done.

The notification tray has also been given a new lease of life and only displays notifications. To view the widget, users need to scroll to the right from the main screen. These changes are made to speed up the process of reading notifications and performing tasks. As an Android user I have to admit this new iOS10 interface is messy and not user friendly.

This is a strange thing to write about because Apple has long been known as a user -friendly and minimalist software developer. So far they use the motto “It just works”. For iOS 10 they need to use a new motto.

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Here are some of the interesting functions included on the iPhone 7 Plus

Raise To Wake – The screen will turn on automatically when the device is raised.

Home-A hub for controlling connected devices that support the Apple HomeKit system at home.

Remove Installed Apps – Apple’s installed applications can now be removed by users.

Assisitive Touch – If users do not want to use the physical home button, they can use the virtual button floating on the screen using this function.

Widgets – iOS 10 now supports widgets to quickly display specific information. It is more informative and easy to customize than what was found on iOS 9 before.

Reachability – The function of using the device with one hand. All interface elements will be displayed at the bottom of the screen. This is activated by double tapping on the home button.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Body Design

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Body Design

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Body Design – We have not commented on the body design of the device. The iPhone 7 Plus is the second most beautiful device we’ve ever reviewed this year and just a little behind the already canceled Note 7. So by default the iPhone 7 Plus is the device with the best design of 2016. A metal frame with a new antenna line is used. The device reviewed is black and the antenna strip is not directly visible on this model. This makes it look like a piece of dark marble carved into a smartphone.

The metal panel on the back has a matte finish that still traps fingerprints easily. On the Jet Black model this problem is much more chronic. The use of a frame we feel becomes necessary on this device to reduce the time you have to clean the resulting fingerprint container each time it is held.

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Disadvantages

The disadvantage we can say is that there is a bulge of the camera that causes it to not be place flat on the table surface. The purchase of a frame is necessary to ensure that the camera lens is not scratched and the device can be placed flat on the table surface. This is a problem that has been a source of grievances of owners since the iPhone 6 appeared on the market.

In the frenzy of creating the thinnest device, the camera bulge is getting bigger and more noticeable. At Apple gadget the growing camera bump with each new iteration is consider a good thing but at other manufacturers it is the opposite.

The combination of the round side metal body makes it look very sexy. At the same time it is still comfortable to hold despite having a relatively large size although a bit slippery. If you want a device with a beautiful design but still comfortable to hold; the Apple iPhone 7 Plus we feel is the best choice at the moment.

Design of Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Design of Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Design of Apple iPhone 7 Plus – Speaking of new functions, there are various new functions introduced on this year’s model.

First of all is the home button system which is now no longer in physical form. It’s just a capacitive button with a built -in 3D Touch feedback system. Must admit admit the use of this capacitive button feels a little awkward to use. After years of using an iPad/iPhone with a pressable button, 3D touch feedback instead of a moving switch will take some time to get used to.

The 3D Touch haptic response function on the screen of the 6S device is reused. The screen is capable of detecting pressure and providing a choice of additional functions depending on the selected application.

Drastic changes don’t end at the home button. On the other hand the hottest thing to talk about is the absence of a 3.5mm audio jack. All audio accessory connections are made; through the Lightning port on the bottom of the device.

In lieu of the absence of audio jacks, Apple used a stereo audio system for the first time. There are speakers at the front of the screen and another at the bottom. The configuration of these speakers is a bit strange. Same as used on HTC 10.

Also Read: Apple iPhone 7 Plus Brief Review 

 

Comparation

As on the HTC 10 the audio quality produced is less than satisfactory. This is a common problem we see on devices with waterproof capabilities. The sound emitted from the speakers is not as loud and a bit drowned out. The audio champion on smart devices is now still hold by the ZTE Axon 7. The audio quality of the iPhone 7 Plus is still not able to match the HTC One M7 let alone the Axon 7.

With the purchase of Beats Electronics; we hope the audio capabilities of this Apple device can be improve. But it is still lagging behind. To Sir Jony Ive and Tim Cook; for next year’s iPhone 10th anniversary audio flaws need to be fix to produce the best device on the market.

The last new function is finally a waterproof iPhone device with IP67 resistance. Let it be slow as long as it can is a usable motto. No more worries the device will be damage; if it accidentally dives into the water.

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Brief Review

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Brief Review

Apple iPhone 7 Plus Brief Review – The latest model of the iPhone is reappearing in the market and the question every year is is it a device worth owning? With sales prices starting from RM 3799 for the most basic model, many are also sure to want to know what you can get with this expensive device. This review tries to answer both questions that Android users often ask. Here is the full review for our Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

The 5.5 ″ IPS LCD screen used has full HD resolution only to maintain retina resolution. Sincerely in fact the difference between QHD and FHD can only be seen when you put your eyes an inch from the screen.

From personal experience no sane human being would use a device at such a distance. The display is still beautiful with pretty vivid colors. But because of the use of LCD, it is less clear when under bright sunlight than AMOLED screens.

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Chip

The four -core A10 Fusion processor chip powers the iPhone 7 Plus with 3 Gigabytes of RAM. On paper the A10 Fusion is the most powerful processor on the market right now. It is also Apple‘s first mobile processor with four cores. Two cores for heavy duty while the other two cores for light duty. This overshadows the big.LITTLE system that has been in use for quite some time on Android devices. 3 Gigabytes of RAM may seem small for a flagship Android device that is now starting to use 4 Gigabytes on average. But iOS doesn’t need a giant size of RAM to streamline device usage.

The dual-camera system is used on the iPhone 7 Plus unlike on the iPhone 7. Two 12-Megapixel sensors (28mm f/1.8 + 56 mm f/2.8) are used. One of the cameras is assigned to take regular pictures while the other with a telephoto system for 2X optical zoom. The selfie camera is also equipped with a 7-Megapixel f/2.2 sensor. This is an improvement over the 5-Megapixel on the previous iPhone 6S. Finally, the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a 2900 mAh battery that still does not support any fast charging system.

To those expecting MicroSD card and infrared transmitter support, your wait will continue like the wait for fast charging support. Unlike on Android devices, Apple is in no hurry to include the latest functionality users need. Instead new functions will only be introduced when the perfect time arrives.

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Review Conclusion

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Review Conclusion

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Review Conclusion – Is the MacBook Air the best laptop for a full -time writer? The answer we can give is yes if you are a writer from the T20 group who has the funds to buy not only a laptop but other Apple devices to enjoy the complete ecosystem.

Undoubtedly it is the most stable laptop we have ever used since getting used to the world of computing 24 years ago. While the specs on paper aren’t comparable to its retail price – the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s is sold at a lower price with better specs – its performance in doing the same task is smoother due to the more stable macOS operating system. Butterfly keyboards have a bad reputation but are actually not as bad as expected. After a period of customization, it works as well as the majority of regular keyboards. The touch pad is the best in the class.

With an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor with only two cores, it can’t be used for heavier tasks. Disadvantages begin to be seen when trying to edit large -sized Photoshop files. Battery life is also only comparable to a regular Windows laptop. It is not comparable to the previous generation MacBook Air due to the use of Retina resolution screen. The SSD used is also slower than the 2018 model. This is disappointing because the SSD and RAM on this laptop are soldered directly to the motherboard so it cannot be repaired by the owner himself.

The MacBook Air 2019 is the most “affordable” laptop offered by Apple with prices starting from RM4699 each. If you want a MacBook, the MacBook Air 2019 is the best choice to get used to macOS.

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Battery

Apple company advertises a web browsing usage life of up to 12 hours on a single charge. But this isn’t a realistic measuring stick because the MacBook Air isn’t used just for surfing the web. The average usage life we ​​enjoy is around seven hours. But the screen is placed at 60%illumination, always connected to WiFi and the keyboard lights turned off.

The actual usage life is higher around 8 hours before being updated to macOS Catalina. We felt the average usage of around seven hours was satisfactory. The battery recharge time is around two hours using the provided 30W charger.

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Performance Test

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Performance Test

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Performance Test – In the Geekbench 5 test, the Intel Core i5-8210Y chip scored 762 marks in the single-core test and 1610 marks in the multi-core test. This is a lower score than the Apple 13 Bionic chip on the iPhone 11 Pro. This mobile chip recorded 1334 marks for single core test and 3190 marks in multi core test. We now live in a world where a smartphone chip is more powerful than a laptop.

The SSD used reads at a read speed of around 1.3 GB/s and a write speed of around 1 GB/s. The SSD speed of the 2019 model is actually slower than the 2018 model. There is a theory that slower components are used to reduce the selling price.

Although the scores recorded are not amazing, the Apple MacBook Air 2019 works quite smoothly and stably. Launching multiple applications did not bring RAM problems yesterday. In fact, many tabs can be opened on a web browser without us realizing any time lag.

Performance only starts to suffer after the battery drops below 10%. The computer system will start to reduce the processor speed so wanting to upload a picture to WordPress or exporting a picture from Photoshop will take quite a while.

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Audio Performance

The two stereo speakers used do not receive any tuning from big brands like Harman or Bang & Olufsen but offer excellent audio quality. The sound produced doesn’t break at high settings, is clear, has dimensions, good bass and a pretty crisp treble. Apple proves that if your speakers are good enough, there is no need to use the name of a reputable audio manufacturer to drive sales.

We put the Apple MacBook Air’s audio capabilities as among the best we’ve ever heard and only slightly behind the Lenovo Yoga C930 which comes with a built -in soundbar on the hinges. The larger speaker size with Dolby Atmos support gives an advantage to this Lenovo laptop.

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Usage Experience

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Usage Experience

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Usage Experience – The MacBook Air has been updated to macOS 10.15 Catalina which is the latest version. The debate over which operating system is best has been raging since 1984. Mac OS introduced a GUI that was later mimicked by Windows. We’ve only just switched to macOS since January of this year and can see the pros as well as the cons of both systems.

The positive thing is more complete system integration on macOS. Messages from iPhones, phone calls and multi-device content can be better accessed on Apple macOS. We quite liked the function of answering phone calls directly from the MacBook while doing work. Transferring files from iPad to Mac is also done quickly using AirDrop. But the most preferred function is Internet tethering on a MacBook using an iPhone that can be done without the iPhone being touched.

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Memory

Memory management on the Mac is also better. Although only equipped with a dual -core Intel Core i5 chip and 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, we can open more tabs and applications simultaneously compared to gaming laptops with larger RAM sizes. The problem of closed software itself also never occurs. We don’t miss BSOD at all.

But to enjoy all this you have to spend money because you have to own another Apple device. AirDrop is attractive but should not be used on Windows computers or Android phones. Having just one Apple device is not enough to get the most optimal user experience.

Bench mark

The model we reviewed is equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8210Y chip that comes with only two cores and is matched with 8GB of LPDDR3 memory. The boot up process takes about 15 seconds and is arguably slower when compared to a Windows computer. But after being turned on normally it will not be turned off instead it is just put in sleep mode. The screen will come to life quickly as soon as the cover is opened. It is almost as fast as a smartphone and as a person who does not like to wait, the system used is very time -saving.

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Keyboard and Touchpad

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Keyboard and Touchpad

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Keyboard and Touchpad – Before using this MacBook Air we belonged to a group that was a little skeptical about the comfort of typing. We have to admit it felt very awkward typing on the keys for the first seven days. Fingers feel sore and need to get used to this very shallow key. After that period we no longer faced any problems. The finger muscles start to learn and we can type much faster than on a regular laptop keyboard.

Is this the best keyboard for a laptop from a writer’s point of view? The answer is no because the throne is still held by the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga we reviewed last year. The combination of responsive and not -too -shallow keys provides a typing pleasure that has yet to be overcome to date.

From a scale of one to ten, we gave it eight marks for allowing a fast typing process for long periods of time. Full marks cannot be given as it requires a relatively long familiarization period and a relatively noisy key each time it is pressed.

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Touch Pad

The real strength of the Apple MacBook lies in the touchpad with Force Touch technology. No other Windows 10 laptop ever reviewed has the same level of touchpad accuracy as the MacBook. Scrolling can be done very smoothly. The built -in multi -gesture support also makes the use of the laptop very easy.

The entire surface of the touchpad can detect pressure not just on the tip of a Windows computer. The accuracy of the touchpad is so good; that we can do rather complicated photo editing in PhotoShop without a mouse. The size of the touchpad is also satisfactory although not as big as on a MacBook Pro.

There is no need for a mouse because as we mentioned in a few paragraphs above, the MacBook Air is only equipped with USB-C. To use the mouse you need to purchase a USB-C to USB-A adapter. In short the MacBook touchscreen is the best in its class.

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Design Quality

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Design Quality

We love this Apple MacBook Air 2019 design quality because it avoids the accident of the laptop being flood with water when placed on a wet restaurant table surface. Anyone who has ever worked in a mamak restaurant knows this is among the daunting situations when using a laptop that has an air vent and an audio lattice on the bottom.

Ventilation holes for the cooling system are hidden between the hinges and the body. The hot air and hissing sound from the cooling fan are channeled away from the user’s body.

Speaking of screen hinges, it’s also hidden. Users can open the cover panel with just one hand up to 135 degrees but at the same time this hinge is hard enough to ensure the screen does not vibrate while typing.

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Keyboard Design

The use of a butterfly keyboard has been a controversial topic since it was introduce on the MacBook 12 ″ four years ago. This keyboard has a shallower button movement distance than previously used scissor keyboards. Apple has updated the design of the butterfly key three times after it caused various problems as it entered dust and a non-durable metal dome.

The July 2019 Apple MacBook Air comes with the latest version butterfly keys; that are suppose to solve all the previously reported problems. Yet for those worried about its durability, Apple is offering a four -year free key replacement program. If you still refuse to use the butterfly key you have no choice; but to wait for a model with a new scissor key believe to be launch in the near future.

All 78 keys come with white light support. There are 16 levels of lighting illumination; that can be chang by the user according to the comfort of the eyes and the situation. A power button with Touch ID fingerprint scanner is include on all July 2019; MacBook Air models to allow login without using a password.

MacBook Air 2019 Specifications Detail

MacBook Air 2019 Specifications Detail

MacBook Air 2019 Specifications Detail – Ever since the first generation of the MacBook Air launched in 2008, the design of this laptop can be categorized as sexy. Its body is flat on the front with a thickness of only 41mm. There are three color options namely Gold, Space Gray and Silver. All with a matte finish to reduce the problem of fingerprints left on the body. Only the Apple logo made of metal has a glossy finish.

At the bottom there are four rubber liners that prevent the base surface from rubbing against the table surface. The size of the liner is small but sufficient to provide enough friction to prevent it from falling off the table surface. Like the cover panel, the design of the bottom panel is also neat. No air holes can be seen.

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Batteries

The supplied battery is 49.9Wh which can be charged using two USB-C Thunderbolt3 ports on the left side of the computer. To charge you only need to use a 30W charger. Both of the same Thunderbolt 3 ports can support the output of two 4K 60Hz monitors simultaneously or one 5K 50Hz monitor.

In addition to the two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, only one 3.5mm audio jack is provided on the right side. Apple MacBook laptops are not known for their diverse I/O support. If you need a card reader, USB-A and HDMI for example, you will need to use an adapter sold separately.

Two speakers squeeze both sides of the keyboard. The audio lattice is large to allow loud audio to be produced directly upwards.

All this is included in a frame of only 306.1 x 212.4 x 15.6 mm measuring 1.25kg. With this compact size, it can be put in various types of backpacks in the market without any problem. Throughout the month -long use, we never again complained about its weight. In fact sometimes it was not felt so we had to check it was in the bag before going to the office to make sure it was taken out of the house.

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Brief Review

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Brief Review

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Brief Review – Since we started venturing into the writing industry, many friends suggested us to buy a MacBook. According to them, if you want to enjoy writing without any problems, the MacBook is the best laptop you can have.

After more than two decades of writing, we were finally able to afford a MacBook Air because it is the most affordable version when compared to the Apple MacBook Pro model. The intention to buy it we delayed since a year ago due to the use of problematic butterfly keyboard. Only after three times the design was updated were we confident enough to buy. So is what a fellow author mentioned over the past two decades still applicable? Is the MacBook Air a laptop worth owning for use by a full -time writer when compared to a PC at the same price?

The computer is equipped with a 13.3 ″ IPS LCD screen with a retina resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels with a ratio of 16:10 without touch support. The processor used is a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-8210Y dual core which is still from the eighth generation. There is an option of up to 16GB LPDDR3 and storage up to 1TB SSD.

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Specifications

The model we reviewed is equipped with 8GB LPDDR3 with 256GB SSD storage. This is slightly better than the most basic model offered with a 128GB PCIe SSD. Apple also has yet to offer a model with a tenth-generation Intel chip at the time of this article. Therefore, the graphics chip used is just Intel UHD Graphics 617.

Like any other MacBook, you need to set the size of RAM and SSD you want to own. Both of these components are soldered to the motherboard. There is no option to add or change components after they have been purchased.

The webcam used still only supports HD resolution. This is the same camera as offered on the MacBook Pro model. Perhaps in Apple’s view, a 720P webcam is more than enough to make FaceTime or Skype calls. Unlike Lenovo and HP, Apple does not offer a special switch to turn off camera functions. For those who may be a little worried about spying, you still need to buy a sticker to cover the lens of this webcam.

Apple Watch Battery Power

Apple Watch Battery Power

Speaking of Apple Watch battery power, based on my experience using it it can last quite a bit longer than expected. It can last up to 8 pm on average during the test but if you want to compare with other clocks, the survival time that this device has is quite low. If you want a device that has a long lifespan, it is quite difficult for this watch to win the selection based on these criteria.

The Apple Watch is currently no longer officially entering the Malaysian market but it can still be obtained in Singapore or through Lazada. It is offered in two sizes namely 42mm and 38mm, suitable for male and female users; and there is a price difference for it. For these two sizes there are also three variations; namely the Apple Watch Sport is designed to have more durability which is sold at a size of 38 mm at a price of US $ 349 and for a size of 42 mm at a price of US $ 399 (~ RM 1,549).

Price Range

The Apple Watch sold in 38 mm is priced in the range of US $ 549 – US $ 1,049 (~ RM 2,131 – RM 4,072) and for the 42 mm size in the price range of US $ 599 – US $ 1,099 (~ RM 2,325 – RM 4,266). The Apple Watch Edition is sold at the most expensive price; for both sizes in the price range of US $ 10,000 – US $ 17,000 (~ RM 38,000-RM 66,000); because it uses gold. For the model reviewed, the Apple Watch Sport, priced at US 399 (~ RM 1,549); it is an expensive device but compared to expensive watches worn by the rich; at least the use of the Apple Watch is still many and not just style. -eyes.

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Pro

Be stylish and wear it as if you have a computer on hand.
‘Haptic’ feedback is soft and different from other devices.
Good audio quality during calls

Cons

Dear
Low Battery Life
There are still issues related to the user experience.

The Apple Watch Various Applications

The Apple Watch Various Applications

In the Apple watch various applications that are present specifically, WeChat is seen to bring various functions to it. Using the WeChat app on this smartwatch allows users to interact with friends without having to remove the iPhone from the pocket. Apart from the ability to reply to messages quickly either using stickers or emojis users can also use the voice recognition function. However, it should be noted that this voice recognition function because using the voice database for Weibo, you may need to speak in the American accent because the Malaysian accent is difficult to understand by the machine.

On this smartwatch there is also a QR Code display that can be shown to make it easier for other WeChat users to add you as their friend. If you want to confirm them; and add them as friends in the user’s friends list, just tap the request button on this watch display. Users can also use WeChat Radar to find nearby WeChat users.

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Experience

After a week of using this watch; as a user who is already familiar with various iDevices from Apple, the feeling; and soul of using it is a little different if calculated; when first using other devices like iPad, iPhone and even MacBook Pro. If with all three devices mentioned it gives a feeling for me to ‘create’ something, the same feeling is not felt on the Apple Watch. Probably because the clock is more to one will. Or maybe it’s also an unfair comparison because the clock is indeed a clock; and isn’t designed to be as capable as the device mentioned earlier.

Maybe it’s due to one thing that is obvious which is in terms of its design its different interface. It does not bring a uniform interface with other devices but also retains the Flat UI on it. One more thing there are various basic things that Apple failed to think of including setting the time before the screen is automatically darkened. It is true that it is made to save battery life; but without setting the time, users have to shake their hands; or touch the screen to ensure that the display is not darkened. I’m sure if Steve Jobs were still around, things like this wouldn’t have happened.

Various Functions of Apple Watch

Various Functions of Apple Watch

There are various functions of Apple Watch that can be loaded on Glances. Basically simple functions such as Heartbeat heart rate monitor, ‘Activity’ fitness activity display, ‘Battery’ function as well as weather information are displayed via Glances. Even local bank Maybank also provides Glances which makes it easier for users to check user account balances. Not all apps on the Apple Watch have Glances, and it’s limited to the developer’s choice of whether to provide them or not.

One of the uses of the Apple Watch is that with a microphone and speakers, users can use it to answer calls and even interact with Siri. Each call received will be displayed on the Apple Watch and users can choose to answer it on the Apple Watch or iPhone. In terms of audio quality, through a brief test of the conversation that was done I found that the sound quality was quite good although it looked awkward as it looked like people were talking to the clock. Users can also set the voice level while chatting using this watch.

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The Drawback

One drawback on this watch is that if the user wants to make a call, quick access using the saturated buttons is limited to friends who have been designated as ‘Friends’. If you want to contact others, you need to open Contacts. You cannot dial directly at this hour and at the same time is something of a critical shortcoming. This is because the call function is fundamental to the creation of the phone itself; and with the availability of a connectable clock, it should allow the user to dial the desired number. Maybe with the next WatchOS update will bring such functionality.

To access those you contact frequently, it is done by using a special button under Digital Crown. The list of friends will be displayed in a circle like a clock face when the Friends button is pressed. You can send messages and even make calls. You can also send your heartbeat as well as a sketch of the expression of your heart; but I did not have the opportunity to try this function. One thing that is a little ugly is the size of the button; as if it were a power button on other devices like the iPad and iPhone; and I often pressed the button; because I thought it was a button to turn off the screen display.

Apple Watch Clock Display

Apple Watch Clock Display

In the Apple watch clock display, users can access two additional displays, namely Notification and Glances. The Notification display that can be accessed when the user drags a finger from the top of the screen down will display all the Notifications from the phone. Glances can be accessed when the user drags a finger from the bottom of the screen up and can be said to function like a Widget or Quick Launch, where the user does not need to access the application on the Apple Watch through the Menu option but instead see the information quickly. A small red dot at the top during the clock face display indicates an unnoticed notification. If there are no notifications, no small red dot is display.

One thing that can be confusing for this notification display is that if the user is currently using the iPhone, no notification will be send to the Apple Watch. Maybe it’s a good option; because the notification will not appear twice on both devices but in my personal opinion; there is a possibility of missing the notification. For example, if I’m using an iPhone while playing a Clash of Clans game, the notification I receive for a ‘Retweet’ from Amanz’s twitter account won’t show up on the Apple Watch. It’s a slightly different experience than the Pebble, where all notifications will still be send to the watch.

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Haptic Feedback

The Apple Watch also has ‘Haptic Feedback’, where it does not vibrate briefly and permanently for all applications. To explain this situation, Pebble will only vibrate on one vibration track for notifications from all types of applications. The Apple Watch, on the other hand, has a variety of vibrations that are compatible with applications that send notifications. If the user uses Apple Maps for navigation purposes; every turn as well as instructions from the iPhone will be send to the Apple Watch. The vibration rate is not very strong and proportionate, enough to provide information to the user. For message -based notifications such as SMS, message replies from Twitter (Mentions), shake -based notifications on the Apple Watch are enough just two ‘soft touches’ from the device to the user.

Design of Apple Watch Deserve to Be Commended

Design of Apple Watch Deserve to Be Commended

The design of Apple Watch deserve to be commended, because in order to change the strap, there is as if a switch that acts to lock this strap and it is quite sturdy. Even Apple itself has applied for a patent for the conversion of their watch straps. Yet this also means that consumer choice for watch straps is limited to the watch straps offered by Apple, and as we all know Apple watch straps are definitely a bit more expensive than regular watch straps. Whatever it is Apple provides a wide selection of watch straps, and this is not a problem for buyers who want it.

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Starting

When starting this device for the first time, setting up an Apple Watch is quite simple. With the latest update of the iOS 8.2 operating system, the Apple Watch app is also loaded on iOS devices. When starting it up the user just needs to turn on Bluetooth; and the Apple Watch screen will display the sync process. After going through the setup process, the Apple Watch app on iOS will ask the user; which app they want on the Apple Watch. Next the user can also set whether the application will display its notifications or just load on the clock for quick access only.

Using the Apple Watch, the main display is the clock face and as of this writing, the clock display options on the Apple Watch are quite limited. To change the display of the watch face, users need to press the Apple Watch screen to activate Force Touch. Users can choose from the clock face that has been provided; and also change it in terms of additional information display and color. For me, the Modular display is quite preferred; where I can set the display regarding the clock; as well as the next appointment information, temperature, date, day, battery level, sunrise and sunset times. Whatever to do customization on this panel, it is still limited. In fact the calendar integration on this app is limited to Calendar by Apple; and cannot select third -party apps like the Sunrise calendar.

Apple Watch Brief Review

Apple Watch Brief Review

Apple Watch Brief Review – Last year Apple had already introduced their smartwatch device at the Apple Keynote event in September 2014 in participating in the wearable device race in the smartwatch category. The introduction of the Apple Watch was also the introduction of the first product from Apple since the iPad, and also arguably the first product since the Tim Cook era began.

Could this device repeat the popularity of the iPad and set a new benchmark for smartwatch devices? We had the opportunity to use the Apple Watch for a week from Tencent, the company behind the WeChat application. If you are watching the live announcement from Apple, the WeChat application was mentioned during the demonstration stage, also signaling Apple’s focus in penetrating the Chinese market.

Design

In terms of design, the Apple Watch carries a rectangular design and does not have any sharp corners. It is presented in a long container, where straps for medium and long sizes are also included. For this review, WeChat lent a white Apple Watch Sport with a 42mm aluminum body; with a sapphire glass screen that has been Ion-X plated to provide stronger and stronger durability. The Apple Watch screen is also the first device to support Force Touch; allowing users to access additional menus according to the rate of pressure applied by a finger to the screen.

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Back of Device

On the back of this device there is a heart rate sensor; as well as a magnetic charging for this watch. On the right side of the device there is a Digital Crown, a button that can be rotated; and also pressed, pressed once to access the menu and also return to the original menu. If pressed twice it will launch the previously opened application. Under the Digital Crown button there is a Friends button; that allows users to access the information of frequently contacted friends.

On the left side of the device there is a hole for speakers as well as a microphone. An interesting thing about the Apple Watch is that users can also change the orientation of this device, so for those who are left -handed and want to use this watch on the right hand, users just need to change the position of the watch strap and set the menu, although the Digital Crown position will be below as which is shown in the image below.

OS X Mountain Lion Review Conclusion

OS X Mountain Lion Review Conclusion

OS X Mountain Lion Review Conclusion – In reality, it is undeniable that Mountain Lion is seen to have succeeded in making OS X and iOS devices usable more effectively. The coupling between OS X and iOS is now strengthened with the presence of several functions such as iCloud, making this operating system from Apple mature in terms of integration between their release devices. In addition, it can also be seen that Apple also managed to implement several functions from their mobile OS, namely iOS to Mountain Lion such as Notification Center, Reminders, Notes, and Game Center without changing the experience of using those functions on the Mac.

Nevertheless, one fact that cannot be ruled out is the lack of support on Mac devices. This has caused a handful of older generation Mac users to be unable to put on a wide smile; and their hearts are certainly crushed to bear the frustration. Also, the change of interface on the Dock to a solid design doesn’t detract from the beauty in the writer’s brilliant view. The impact of this causes the retina of the writer’s eye to sometimes become tired of seeing these changes. Attractive elements; such as the reflection glass available on the OS X Lion Dock make the writer quite excited when first using the Mac.

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The Pro

However, Mountain Lion’s prowess remains commendable, both in terms of performance and user experience in using it. Mountain Lion’s expedition in bringing these innovations; and improvements is quite satisfying in using a Mac; making OS X play a more proactive role than previous versions. For only $ 20, an upgrade to OS X Mountain Lion is considered very worthwhile; and coincides with what is given. Furthermore, with just one purchase of OS X, users can install; and use it on as many Macs as they have provided the Mac is used privately only. Hopefully all the innovations brought by OS X Mountain Lion can realize the dreams, hopes; and aspirations of the world of computing to the pinnacle of glory.

OS X Mountain Lion is available for $ 19.99 USD (RM63.45) through the Mac App Store starting today. If you purchased a Mac from an authorized Apple distributor from June 11, 2012 to July 25, 2012 and Mountain Lion was not used on that Mac, you have the opportunity to update it for free through the Up-to-Date Program provided by Apple.

OS X Mountain Lion Functions and Compatibility

OS X Mountain Lion Functions and Compatibility

OS X Mountain Lion Functions and Compatibility – A fairly popular function in iOS, namely Game Center, is now also available in OS X Mountain Lion. This function acts as a center for viewing the progress of the game played by the user. Through Game Center, users can see the display of scores, achievements, and get acquainted with other users through the gaming network. In addition, Game Center also allows users to play multiplayer games between Mac and iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch easily with friends. Interestingly, the Chess app available in OS X now has Game Center support.

Gatekeeper

The security part in OS X is now tightened further with the presence of a new application called Gatekeeper. Through this application, Gatekeeper will provide security options when installing an application in the Mac. For maximum security options, users need to specify that only applications downloaded through the Mac App Store; or applications develop by developers with a Developer ID can only be install on the Mac. The Gatekeeper will also notify if any application to be install is not from a developer who does not have a Developer ID and is download from an unknown internet source. This can indirectly prevent applications vulnerable to malware being install inside the Mac. Still, users don’t have to worry because apps download from any internet source can still be install on this Mountain Lion and Gatekeeper simply gives the Mac a security option.

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Compatibility

This multi -functional OS X Mountain Lion has limited to a few Mac models only. This action was taken by Apple Company to ensure a smooth experience in using OS X. Here are the system requirements for the installation of OS X Mountain Lion.

At least have 2GB of RAM
8GB of available space on hard disk or solid state storage
To upgrade from an older version of OS X, a Mac must be running at least OS X version v10.6.8