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Hp recreates special moments with their new sprocket inkless printer.


In the 21st century where smartphones are getting more intelligent and lighter and portable one would think recreating something that is considered old school would be a waste of time.


But that's not the case with Hp, they have come up with their new gadget called the sprocket 100 with ZINK Zero Ink printing technology. Yes. Printing without ink, surprised?


This printer allows you to print instant photos from virtually anywhere in seconds using your smartphone and it is about the size of a cell phone, weighing around 170 grams.


What I like about this printer is your limitation is only your imagination, I would never use it to print photos but I have found other uses for it. I played around with different designs and shades and I was impressed with the quality the printer brings out.


Besides photos, I used the printer to print business cards and not only did they look fancy, the glossy finish gave the impression that I have got style.


For any business man this would be an ideal gadgets when you go to that meeting to get that deal done.

What I like about the printer is that it is very cheap to buy, for only R1,999 and you never have to worry about buying ink again which is very reasonable. Although the printer is cheap the printing sheets carry a heavy cost of R199 for only 20, meaning a sheet is R10. For a 2 x 3 size sheets. I think R10 is really expensive.


If you are an outgoing social person this would be an ideal gadget to have to create those photo stories to stick it up on the fridge…but there's more you can use this printer for all you have to do is use your imagination.

PROS:

1. The printer weighs around 170 grams
2. The printer is very cheap, costing around R1,999
3. Print about anything your limitation is only your imagination
4. Connect via Bluetooth
5. Edit your photos instantly and add cool emojis, text and borders
6. Rechargable via USB and you can carry anywhere

CONS :

1. R199 for 20 sheets it is pretty expensive
2. With the cost of data the Android App is almost 100MB to download to connect your phone to the printer
3. Printing 10 sheets at a go normally takes time as the printer at some point stops to cool-off

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unleashed a beast with their new 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor OMEN gaming laptop equipped with powerful hardware and a futuristic design.


The OMEN laptop does not only take gaming performance seriously but it has amazing response time to your normal day to day tasks.


Features & Design


The machine I played around with had a 16GB RAM (also available in 32GB RAM), NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 with Max-Q Design graphics card, 2 Terabyte SATA hard drive and comes with a 17.3 inch diagonal 4K IPS anti-glare WLED-backlit screen with up to 1920 x 1080 resolution.


Even though the laptop is big and heavy, it is complemented by a charcoal finish casing design which is easy on the eye. It also has crystal clear dual speakers with amazing sound quality from Bang & Olufsen.


It has a super fast charging capability which left me in awe. I got a 50% battery life after charging for only 30 minute; a full 100% battery life lasts up to 4 hours in full use.


The illuminated red glow keyboard  means you can you see your keypad clearly at night if you are working in the dark. So you are all set should we go through our load shedding horrors.


There is also the OMEN Command Center which tells you a lot about system performance of your machine including laptop’s heat temperature, CPU usage, memory usage of applications and programs and the network booster which you can use to prioritise applications or programs bandwidth usage.


Usability


It has unique keyboard shortcuts which allows you to perform functions like turning off the keypad glow. There's also an icon that locks your laptop with one push,as well as a flight mode button to turn off all communication instantly including Bluetooth, wifi and internet connectivity.


It also allows you to pair your laptop and mobile device. This feature enables to seamlessly move your pictures, videos, links and files from one device to the other through wifi.


Verdict


The OMEN Gaming Laptop comes with a hefty price tag starting from R22,000, which is worth every penny for those who are always on the road and work with multimedia projects or use applications, games and programs that require a lot of system resources.


Pros


* Speed and reliability

* Reasonable price

* Ability to pair with smartphone

* Fast battery charge and longer usage

* Unique, slick design

* Less than 5 seconds start up and shut down time


Cons


* It is heavy and battery size packs a few kilos

* It is a data hungry machine built with speed in mind, so you'd better have enough data for internet usage.


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