Showing posts from April, 2010

Preparing for Med School: What RIG to build

I know that this has little to do with medicine, but who cares - I need a computer, and my laptop can't handle all of the things I'll be doing. From gaming to editing, a mid-end computer should do.
With the variety of hardware available here at home (I'm not planning to spend thousands of pesos to build a new one, so I have to be resourceful), I am placing some of the old parts I have here to build the rig I'll be using throughout my med schooling.
Here are the specs: (I am not really into gaming this time, maybe some Warcraft and PangYa)
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 64 5200+ 2.7ghz Motherboard: EMAXX AMD780G Pro+ MoBo RAM: 2x Kingston 2gb DDR800 Ram (4gb Total) GPU: Palit GeForce 9800GT 512mb DDR3 256bit HDD: 1x Seagate Barracuda 80GB (OS), 2x Seagate Barracuda 320gb SATA (Storage) Monitors: 2x 19" Viewsonic LCD Monitors (Nothing's better than a Dual Screen Setup for a single video card)
Hope this should do. Am just going to upgrade later if my pocket allows me to. Med Bo…

Blackberry Bold 9700 Review

After using the Bold for over a week now, I am pretty impressed by its functionality. I am a person who's always on-the-go and love to travel. Just last week, I went to DLSU to take the National Medical Admission Test and the Bold came in much pretty handy. From texting to web browsing, media playback, etc., - it is one of the best devices I've ever laid my hands on. I've tried to use an Iphone 3g before, but I'm not that much into touchscreen phones, and you can see in my blog's archives that I was an LG cookie user before - I've sold it after a few months because of the difficulty in creating SMS's. I had a hard time to text my friends and i was a little bit slow using the touchscreen and opted to buy another phone, now with a physical keypad - the sony ericsson k770i.
Now to the bottom of this: here's my quick review of the RIM Blackberry Bold 9700.

Display: The display looks great. It's crystal clear and very crisp. With a resolution of 480 by 360,…

Getting a Blackberry Bold 9700

After 4 months of using the Sony Ericsson K770i, with which I’m really impressed with, I think it’s time to try out some smart phones. My eyes have been onto a blackberry for some time now and this makes me look on the Blackberry Bold 9700. It has been called the best blackberry phone. Here are some of its key features:

Sleek design measuring 4.29″ x 2.36″ x 0.56″ (109 mm x 60 mm x 14.1 mm) and weighing only 4.3 oz (122 grams)

Sharp and dazzling 2.44” light-sensing display (480 x 360 resolution at 245 ppi)

Highly tactile full-QWERTY keyboard – with finely sculpted keys and chrome frets – for fast, accurate typing

Innovative touch-sensitive trackpad that allows intuitive and responsive navigation

Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) with support for Wi-Fi calling via UMA where available

3.2 MP camera with variable zoom, autofocus, flash and video recording

BlackBerry® OS 5.0, offering users email management and calendar enhancements* as well as a better browsing experience with faster JavaScript …