It’s been a busy few days in the tech2 labs and a bunch of the latest phones, computers tablets and cameras passed by our test benches. Here are the top reviews from this week.
Creative Hitz MA350 (7.5/10)
The MA350 is designed to work with your smartphone's music player and also double up as a hands-free for calls. The Hitz range is available in a selection of bright, funky colours targeted at youngsters. But is it all show and no go? We find out.
A decent pair of mid-range earphones and comes in funky colours
Sony DSC-RX100 II (7.5/10)
The compact advanced point and shoot camera category is a space that is heating up, considering every major camera has at least one of these in their kitty. Sony has recently come out with a successor to its impressive RX100 – the DSC-RX100 II (or the RX100 M2) featuring a 20.2 MP backside illuminated sensor along with Wi-Fi and NFC support. Is this the new point-and-shoot champion?
RX100 II is a top performer
Nokia Asha 501 (7.5/10)
Nokia hasn't forgotten about those who are on a tight budget and has kept the Asha series alive, giving it a facelift to now look like its Lumias. The Asha 501 is the first in the revamped series. Lets see if it lives up to the value-for-money promise.
Nokia Asha 501 is a budget delight
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 T211 (5/10)
The third iteration of the Galaxy Tab 7-inch comes with a few nips and tucks to give it a younger look. Launched at the same price as the older Tab 2, which has been phased out, let’s see if the facelift is just cosmetic or something more. Here's a short video to give you an idea:
Acer Aspire P3 Review (6.5/10)
Lastly, we have the Acer Aspire P3, which is a very interesting device indeed, not least for its unique design.
The Aspire P3 has a notebook-style case
Hybrids are slick and highly versatile but command an exorbitant price, which can get past the six-digit mark depending on the feature set and design. With its latest offering, the Aspire P3, Acer wants to get closer to the masses. Priced under Rs 55,000, it’s one of the very few Ultrabooks that offer the functionality of a tablet. Sounds interesting? See our take on it.