How to Choose a Computer

Buy a clone?

So-called “clone” computers mounted from components from various suppliers.

By opting for a clone, you can build a computer at a very good price that meets your needs from A to Z.

However, it is a practice reserved for connoisseurs. You wouldn’t pick you up with a clone built with all that there are worse on the market…

Where to buy? Beware of offers too good to be true and to stores that will close tomorrow. Bet on a trader independent who has for a long time.

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DynaVox TPR-3 and ET-100 Test

Small price, clear, angular shapes, uncompromising renunciation of comfort bells and whistles: Dynavox is on the way to becoming the LADA in the HiFi manufacturers. AUDIO ordered himself a particularly tantalizing combination to test drive: pre-and power amplifier together 520 euro – the DynaVox TPR-3 and ET-100.

DynaVox TPR-3: Red LEDs, metal buttons A little show should probably however it: rather than to stew alone behind brushed aluminum, the two tubes in the DynaVox TPR-3 may use their charms behind glass Windows in scene. And because the delicate Chinese ladies – only more pale glow double Triodes of the type 6N3P – by itself, the DynaVox designer helped to sound two tired of Red LEDs with electronic Rouge in form, which illuminate the tubes from the back. Continue reading →

Panasonic Eluga Test: Showtime

With the Eluga, Panasonic will return to the European stage. The first appearance is not viagra healthy, but promising.

Yet an Android Smartphone? It didn’t slow do we have enough? Wait, friends, because this newcomer has what it takes to attract the attention on a populated stage. His name? Panasonic Eluga. Its qualities? He is slim, handy, nimble, robust – and it looks good.

Here, Panasonic, what comes to mobile phones in Europe, had thrown the towel over five years ago. With Google’s Android operating system the electronics giant from the land of the rising sun sees good opportunities to get his piece of the giant European Smartphone pie. Continue reading →

McIntosh MVP 891 in the Test

McIntosh introduces its second Blu-ray player generation with the MVP 891, now with 3D as well as 32-bit D/A converters and 2000 euros cheaper. A big step in the future? Our test reveals it.

Two years ago, stereoplay tested the first McIntosh, the MVP 881 BluRay player. With around 9000 euros he was one of the most expensive of his Guild, for this he sounded quite wonderfully. Successor MVP 891 testers could see for the first time on this year’s CES show as well the appropriate surround-sub and amp. The amplifiers were not available so far, so stereoplay lunged forward on the new players. He costs less pleasing with about 7000 euro. Continue reading →

Hegel HD 11 in the Test

Hegel wants to do with the arms race to ever-higher data rates. Rather, the Norwegians concentrate on solid construction and ease of use. And what about the sound? The HD 11 in the test.

No, is not a concession on the price “the limit of 24/96, clarifies Hegel developer Andres Ertzeid right at the beginning.” Us was important to provide a to complicated converter with HD 11, which works without any additional driver installation USB.” Brave, one can only say, is but the race to the highest possible USB data rate long ago in full Gange. Der 24/96-standard of the ports on the HD 11, which is not a special offer with 1050 euro, seems there almost anachronistic. But let’s face it: 24/192-pieces of music are still relatively rare. And the available are not all pure Studio master, but often Up sampled files that are usually even worse sound. Continue reading →

Pioneer N-30 in Test

Half priced competitor Onkyo T-4070, pioneer sends its N-30 in the race when the network players. Our test reveals what lawful for the pioneer N-30.

Opulence and lavish Prassen are not his thing – therefore already price factors but in its concentration on the essential, the N-30 beneficial recalls a traditional Japanese “shokato bento”, in which various components of a meal are served artistically and aesthetically perfect reduction. The smaller brother of the N-50 without including its numerous digital inputs and thus also on the possibility of an Asynchronous USB interface – as well as the Onkyo T-4070. The missing two manufacturers features gapless light: the relationship between N-30 and N-50 (below) is not to be overlooked. Continue reading →

Audio Pro LV3 in the Test

We have the audio Pro LV3 in the test. The wireless speakers boast a very warm sound and great bass. The high gloss leaves to be desired however.

If there were an award for new boxes optics, the new Audio Pro LV3 would be a prime candidate. While she is not only a version extended beautifully on stand box successfully in AUDIO 4/10 tested LV2, but a completely different concept for a completely different field of application: while little was rather designed as bookshelf and Nearfield monitor, to the LV3 evenly level the targeted House and less on a special listener target, as it commonly to do classical hi-fi system. Continue reading →

Garmin nuvi 3590 LMT in the Test

Navigation meets Smartphone: the new Garmin Nuvi 3590 LMT takes advantage of the capabilities of Android phones.

The Live services are undoubtedly the greatest achievement of mobile navigation systems in recent years: the GPS units connects to the Internet, to weather info, goals from Google search, downloadable fuel prices and – the most important – current traffic reports.

But although the devices make it easy as possible users with integrated SIM cards and lump-sum payment and the exact traffic reports are a real added value, the market share of live Navis with about ten to 15 percent is alarmingly low. Continue reading →

Dali Fazon 5 Test

Stand box, compact box, or design object? The Dali Fazon 5 is a mixture of everything. Embodies audiophile virtues of the suitability of the tubes, to the classic two-channel operation – the aluminium sculpture that didn’t need a subwoofer.

The word design-HiFi wives often puts into rapture – and falls real HighEnd in bitter despair, both in this case think for once on the same: miniaturized sub satellite sets with small plastic cubes, whose size lies below the perception threshold. Even though the sound of now able to play at a high level: for a real audiophile they retire because of the often critical transition between subwoofer and satellite. There should be a speaker, which meets the design standards of the Lady, by classic Stereoamps driven can be – and yet sufficiently adult sounds in the bass. Continue reading →

Musical Fidelity V-LPS II + V PSUS in the Test

The phono stage V-LPS II by musical fidelity offers various options for upgrading. stereoplay took the three variants under the magnifying glass.

Anthony Michaelson is a dazzling figure in the audio industry. And this not only therefore determined, because the Chief of musical fidelity is a gifted clarinet player. Also his changes of opinion are legendary. As he defended the conviction that the devices only in blunt, black paint may come at the start of the affordable V-series vehemently. This simple exterior show that you get much sound quality for the money. A few years later the V-II series with shiny brushed aluminium profiles may attract the eye. This can be the customer but only as long as saving not inside and thus on the sound – or musical fidelity raises the price. Continue reading →

HTC One XL in the Test

HTC already makes its second Smartphone with fast Internet connection via LTE. In the first test the HTC one XL sucked data with 50 MBit / s actually in the Vodafone network

HTC one XL: First impression

Who remembers yet at the start of UMTS, who with the HTC one XL in hand notes: the launch of LTE clearly user-friendly proceeds than was the case for UMTS. While the first UMTS devices felt twice were as big as the GSM equipment, is between an HTC One X, that can “only” UMTS, and a one XL that dominated the successor technology LTE, at least for the masses there is no big difference to detect. The one XL is incredibly light and flat and excellent workmanship. Continue reading →

Kindle Touch 3 G in the Practice Test

has expanded its reader portfolio two touch screen models, one with wireless connectivity, one only with Wi-FI.

We have looked at the version with UMTS Modem and SIM card tight fitted. The advantage of 3G-Variante: bookworms can access anytime, anywhere, even abroad, without Wi-FI directly with the Kindle on the integrated Kindle store and change E-books. The best: It doesn’t cost a dime to mobile charges, with the purchase of the Kindle touch 3 G, the customer gets more or less a flat rate for mobile access to the Kindle store. And is well equipped: electronic reading on the shelves is far more than 800,000 titles, around 50,000 of them on German. Continue reading →

Lion BluTechVision 3D Test

The log Premiumanbieter lion introduces a 3D-Blu-ray-Player. stereoplay wanted to know whether the BluTechVision 3D sounds so nice as he looks.

Minimalist design language, meaningful innovations and exclusive individuality – that is the strategy the Kronacher tradition company lion AG. Founded 89 years ago, forming something like the German counterpart to bang & Olufsen with timeless beauty devices and aspirations in the home networking into it, where one works among others with Gira and Revox. Continue reading →

Martin Logan Theos in the Test

Here audiophile close your eyes like: the holographic illustration of this electrostatic is legend. Martin Logan now connect their foil converters with a passive, dynamic bass. There is the electrostatic magic really for moderate 5900 euro?

Martin-Logan-fans true marvels reported its electrostatic: only they were able to combine highest resolution and most accurate figure with effortless transparency. Responsible for: an electrostatically driven slide that swings between two electrically charged in bars, must be without having a current flows or significant mass is moving. The concept is admittedly only in the bass, if the film is great – the Super-Logan CLX with diaphragm sizes remains in the square meter area of because the only full range electrostatic of US manufacturing. The other Logan’s can support themselves in the bass from a mostly active bass speaker or are equal even fully active. Big exception in the program there is the Theos: your woofer in the eight inch size plays a passive bass reflex design in the base of the speaker. This makes for Logan which has Acoustic tuning more difficult, for the electrostatic fan but the advantage that he receives a full ML with large panel with surprisingly affordable 5900 euro per pair. Continue reading →

Burmester 113 in the Test

The new D/A converter by Burmester is not confined to cable contact. He offers as the qualitatively good Bluetooth wireless transmission AptX. Good thing – because sound the Burmester 113 is also great.

“We wanted to go 113 times a little other ways with the” gave Burmester developer Stefan Greater to log. And it’s true: the new USB D/A converter for 2490 euros is unusually compact design. One looks in vain also the Burmester typical chrome-plated front. The mechanical quality that characterizes all devices of the brand, has to show but also the 113. Burmester 113 – features That is the Berlin over the wireless standard Bluetooth show so open, in turn was not expected. The 113 understands not only the two usual SBC encodings that enable two different transmission qualities, but also currently a few operating systems of computers (Apple from OSX 10.6) or Smartphones use the better AptX. Diesen codec. But because of significantly better quality Garg is convinced that there soon will be much more devices or apps that enable the AptX. It offers a resolution of approximately 352 kB / s Finally, while ordinary Bluetooth transfers maximum 128 kB / s. Continue reading →

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet in the Test

Lenovo is known for his ThinkPad-notebooks, which are available for heavy business use. Well, there’s also the first designated business flounder with the ThinkPad tablet. What it can, must show the Android tablet in the test.

To connect test, the ThinkPad tablet in the variant with 64 GB joined internal memory and an integrated 3 g modem. The price for the ThinkPad is proud 690 euros for the tested configuration.

Housing and processing

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Audium Comp 8 in the Test

Often, boxing fans must consider whether they get joy or serenity in the House. The new comp 8 of Audium delivers both how our test shows.

Leave trodden paths – of which many dream. One who always manages this feat, is Frank urban, founder and the Audium brand based in Berlin. Manufacturer of boxing his company has evolved long ago to the generalist, which sells electronics and accessories, about the tube’s building blocks of Ayon. Deren fine and smooth sound also obviously the boxing development where the focus more than ever on values such as sophistication and fine Dynamics instead of numerical values for remote decision makers on optimizing fetish that inspired. Continue reading →

Meridian M6 / MC200 / AC200 in the Test

Digital active loudspeakers, wide strips, DesignBox – the Meridian M6 combines the seemingly irreconcilable. But the true sensation is to discover price tag and connector Panel: 8000 euro fulfilled the HiFi dream of a chain that digital lossless transmits music from the source to the chassis.

When the theme digital signal processing are the English by Meridian rebuke as pioneers: company founder Bob Stuart once invented the “Meridian Lossless packaging” (MLP), which was based on the DVD-audio format, and was already 1990 (!) to its speakers on full digital active technology. Digital signal processors take over the task of the crossover and the equalization, the music data with a simple network cable are using the hotel’s own losses and jitterfrei directly in the box transfer. The catch so far: The standing speakers with this technique were all extremely expensive. That is now changing: with the new M6 Meridian brings a fully digital active speaker systemthat brings all technical genes of their expensive siblings. This design looks less technically, but integrated unobtrusively in the living room – the speaker is not recognizable as a speaker, all chassis are hidden. As the cable connectors, which are located in the bottom of the box. Continue reading →

Archos 80 G9 Turbo in the Test

The 80 G9 Turbo tablet is from head to toe on multimedia. The weak screen however turns out to be real shortcoming.

With the G9 series, ARCHOS offers six interesting tablets with 8 and 10.1 inch display diagonal, and storage capacities of 8 up to 250 GB. Connect has loaded the 80 G9 Turbo 16 GB for 280 euro together with the 3 g stick for 50 euro to the test and was curious to see what gets the low-budget tablet on the series. Continue reading →

A Rival NAV-PNS 50 in Test

Mid-range of Navis: cheaper, but as well? A rival with the NAV-PNS 50 again attacking the established competition. We have tested the new Navi.

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Continues dying brands at the plug and play-Navis – once about 20 straight times little more than a half dozen are left. Beneficiaries of this saturation are the consumers, who can expect low prices and high quality. Continue reading →

Portege Z830-10E in the Practice Test

The notebook from Toshiba with extensive security features is suitable especially for use in corporate networks.

Toshiba Portege Z830-10E: First impression

The Portege Z830-10E provides an Intel Core i5-2557 M chip for computing power, which is clocked at 1.7 gigahertz for the Turbo-Boost mode maximum 2.7 gigahertz are specified.

The notebook comes from the same model family as the Z830-10 K and has the same components used in many respects: the anti-glare, 13.3-inch display in the steel-grey metallic colored magnesium case, illuminated and splash water protected keyboard and 4 GB memory, which can be also extended to 6 GB. On the full 128 gigabytes solid state-disc, Windows 7 is installed in the Professional Edition in the Z830-E. Continue reading →

The New iPad in the Test

It heated the minds, it splits the stock: the new iPad is indeed not perfect, but definitely the best Tablet – the test connect which shows.

Neutral and rational can be Yes nearly no longer. “Fanboy” (or girl) or “Hater”, in between, there are hardly any more air. Because when it comes to Apple, apparently other laws apply. Apple, may not be what others.

Including the new iPad with LTE equipped, that will spark but only in the American networks. Riot? Scandal? Boycott? No more than fodder for the hater. Apple has more than three million iPads, the third generation a record sold in just three days -. The Tabletmarkt is an iPad market. That the LTE interface in Germany and Europe is not usable, is annoying, but not a K.O. criterion. This fact also shows that the American market when Apple obviously one has priority. Continue reading →