REVIEW ASUS ZENPAD 7.0 (Z370CG)

Welcome to Editors Delight’s review of ASUS Zenpad 7.0 (Z370CG).

ASUS India has finally hit the market with their tablet ZEDPAD 7.0 (Z370CG). The Taiwanese manufacturer who once ruled the market of 7.0 inch tablet with their niche products i.e. NEXUS 7 series have again delivered a quality product at the right price available in three different colour options of White, Black & Aurora Metallic.1

2The package Box contains 2 individual boxes out of which 1st one contains the tablet itself along with a charger and micro USB cable with user manuals.4

The second one has the speaker back cover which sports Dolby 5.1 channel DTS surround sound.5

The tablet is currently being sold at approx Rs. 11,999/- in market with the speaker cover sold separately at another Rs. 3,000/-. Asus Zenpad 7.0 (Z370CG) is the first tablet to have interchangeable back cover, allowing users to add longer battery life and integrated speaker in the back cover.

a) Physical Detailing:6

Having a sturdy built body with changeable back covers ASUS ZENPAD 7.0 (Z370CG) becomes a real bliss to use. Having dimensions 189×110.9×8.7mm and weighing just 272 GM makes it handy for single handed use.7

Casing is solidly built with a leather type finish at the back panel giving it a textured and premium feel. The power On/off button and the volume rockers are placed on the right hand side apart from which there is no other physical buttons, Top contains 3.5mm audio jack and bottom has a micro-USB and microphone slot giving the tablet the calling functionality. The speaker is placed at the front along with the headpiece giving rich sound experience.8

The back panel is removable and replaceable where as the battery is sealed and non replaceable. Slots for the micro SD card expandable up to 128 GB and a micro SIM card are located underneath the back cover itself.

b) Display:

The screen has been powered up with 7.0 inch IPS LCD capacitive display having 800 x 1280 pixels having 216 ppi pixel density and 72% screen to body ratio. Viewing angles are also good at 179 degrees.9

With TRU2LIFE technology, which claims to bring the same high end TV HDR technology to the tablet one can notice improved sharpness, contrast and better outdoor visibility.

Asus has made the display out of two layers rather than four thus reducing the conventional air gap. Touch panel layer and cover glass have been placed as such to achieve higher (>94%) optical transparency. It also supports the multi touch function up to 10 touch points giving users a better gaming and drawing experience.

Asus has also fitted in a Bluelight filter which reduces blue light emission by 30% and that too without disturbing the other color balance, providing more comfortable viewing experience and more happy eyes.

Also the screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and Oleophobic coating.

c) Platform/Processor:

Powered by 64 bits Intel Atom, Quad Core X3-C3230 Processor clocked at 1.2 GHz having 2GB RAM the tablet does all the routine tasks thrown at it with ease.

Internal storage capacity is 16.0 GB out of which 11.0 GB is available for user. GPU supports 3D graphics and is having ARM MALI-450 MP4. The device is operating on Android v5. 0 (Lollipop) out of the box. It easily works through all the daily needs with ease and give a good user experience.

d) Camera:

Asus tablet sports a dual camera with a rear autofocus camera of 8MP with a large aperture of f/2.0 and front camera of 2MP having a similar aperture along with 140 degrees selfie Panorama capabilities.10 clicked using zenpad 7.0 HDR Mode

(Clicked using Zenpad 7.0, HDR mode)

The rear camera is equipped with 15 effects mode and front camera with 8 including Low Light Mode, HDR, Beautification, Time Lapse, time Rewind & Smart Remove modes with deletes the moving object from the background of your shots.

Zenpad also has an ability to merge 4 pixels into 1 super pixel, thus making images 400% brighter at night. This feature reduces the noise levels and increase the contrast levels by 200%, making it a perfect click.

Captured videos can also be edited using Mini Movie application, making your memories into slides in a couple of easy steps. Videos can be played at 1080p @ 30 frames per seconds, making it free from all kinds of flutters.

The camera performs way better than its some of the competitors available in the market and captures some of the best shots with negligible shutter lag. Selfies also comes out to be more natural and realistic with wider capturing angles.

e) Sound:

With 1x dts HD Premium Sound speaker placement in front along with the earpiece the tablet gives a good experience to its users.11

Additional 5.1 surround sound through changeable back cover it creates a cinema style experience with a viewing device in the landscape mode. The dialogue seems to be crisp and clear and with the ability to enhance Bass and Treble levels to almost double, Zedpad allows users to experience the volume increase up to 300%.

The single strip of speaker embedded in cover consists of four main speakers, one Centre and one Subwoofer. Cover is also chargeable having 2300 mAh battery and a single time battery charge life of 6 hrs.

f) Battery:12

With boasting such features the lifeline of the device i.e. battery is hefty 3450 mAh Li-polymer battery giving it a decent one time charge strength of 8 hrs which can be increased to 14 hrs with the usage of the Asus protective cover.

g) Connectivity:

Tablet consists of Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth with A2DP, 3G and it also supports Mira cast.

h) Supporting Features:

  • The Asus tablet is enabled with calling functionality, making tablet fit to replace a phone.
  • Touch gestures are supported like drawing ‘C’ opens camera and ‘W’ opens the browser, double tap on screen wakes the tab from sleep and Flip makes the device silent.
  • Kids’ mode app opens a safe area for kids while using the tab preventing access to sites which needs to be kept out of reach for them.

FINAL VERDICT:

With loads of features Asus Zenpad 7.0 is one of the above average device in the mid range tablet segment. The standout feature is the audio functionality which it bundles with the audio cover.

The Intel Atom x3 chipset is not the fastest one around and the performance was bit sluggish thanks to the heavy ZenUI skin. Casual gaming is possible with ease, but with heavy games we did notice lag and frame loss. Internal storage expansion comes in handy and good HD screen makes it a good candidate for Movie lovers or for people who want to use the device to watch content on the go.

Priced at Rs. 11,999/- for the tablet and another Rs. 3,000/- for the Audio cover, Asus gives an option to enhance the audio experience bundled with the flip cover at a decent amount.

People looking for a tablet with calling functionality with good HD screen and feature rich device will not be disappointed with Asus Zenpad 7.0. We at Editors Delight gives a thumbs up to the device and would recommend it for the casual tablet users.

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Let’s shop with Jabong.com

Getting the best products at your doorstep is what you must have been dreaming of since long!

1The moment you type in www.jabong.com, within a fraction of seconds, you land up on a wonderful looking attractive website. With the images and offers flashing on the home page banner, you feel so happy to know that you can get up to 70% off on your favourite brands, only at Jabong.

Jabong provides you the best possible products delivered at your doorsteps, that too at a highly discounted prices. From fashion apparels, to accessories, to home furnishings to premium designer stuffs, jabong has everything for all your needs. From lovely sales and offers, it makes sure that they keep you delighted always!

With the sections like Women, Men, Kids, Home, Premium, Brands, Sports along with one of our favorite sections of SALE, Jabong makes sure the website is easy to browse and to find whatever you are looking for. Along with the products, Jabong also offers you an option of reading the News & Style to learn what is in fashion and what you should buy.The side panel as their blog with quick and wonderful DIY techniques is an add-on feature which we are in love with.

The special sections on the website are:2

  • DO NOT MISS: this section is about the special discounts and offers you should never miss to avail
  • THE BUZZ: it is the place where all the happenings and favorite of the website are listed
  • RECOMMENDED FOR YOU: A place where Jabong keeps in mind your previous account searches and recommends the best products to suit your choice and liking.

To help you get the best look, they also have a section where they update “Look for the Day”. This section helps you learn about what is in trend and what all things and accessories can be clubbed together to give you the best possible look!

Our experience:

10 years back from now, no-one would have thought that the e-commerce and internet will become so big to the shopping freaks can now get their products at their doorsteps. I did my shopping with Jabong and came out really happy with my stuff from them.

  • I logged on to the website using my Facebook login, with the idea of selecting something that is really good and worth. As I was on a look for a good sports, walking shoes, I opted to search for those. Liked one picture and description of Puma Gray and Pink. Ordered it and was waiting eagerly for the pair.j
  • To my surprise, I got it in 2 days to the contrary of 5-6 days as written on the website. Now I understand, that they mention the maximum possible time at the time you are ordering, so that they never disappoint you but impress you with their swift and speedy delivery.
  • Opened my packet, but I got a little disappointed with the quality of the pair of shoe delivered. To which I decided to return it to Jabong. Just requested for the reversal/exchange on the website and the very next day got the guy to do a pickup of the packet.
  • Within 4-5 days I got my credit back in my account worth INR 1135 which was applicable to any purchases I make and that too was valid for a period of 6 months.
  • I took a break and then after good 10-15 days I ordered Philips Keratin Air Straightener worth INR 1598 from Jabong. Got this order again in 3-4 days.jj

I am very happy to be given a chance to shop and review the Jabong website. And trust me, since the day I got it, I am in love with it! I use it once for 2-3 minutes after my every wash and my hairs just go so straight with a lovely shine. As a result, I am getting so many compliments for my hair that I just love it!71e8f-9strL._SL1500_

Thank you Jabong for making my hair go WOW with your quick and easy shopping interface with the easy facility of exchanges as well.

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Fashion Trendz Summer 2014

Change is the only constant, and this saying applies aptly to the Fashion Industry. Be the trends, styles or colors things change every season. Likewise the summer of 2014 has some trends that have soared in the spotlight. Besides the color of the season, there are some sassy and classy styles that will catch everyone’s fancy.

color-fashion-girl-orange-ribbon-style-Favim.com-67269If we talk about the color of the season then “Orange is the new Black”. Be it apparels; accessories or footwear, orange is really dominating not only the fashion runway, but also the likes of your local stores.  If we continue in the arena of colors than mono tones are pretty in this season. The combination of white and black is going nowhere. So is the deal with pastels, summery hues of pinks, blues and yellows are doing the rounds quite much. Floral prints are in and so are geometric patterns. Big geometric patterns have ruled the runway for long, it is high time now that they find a place in your wardrobe. Designers are experimenting a lot with tribal prints also. They can be incorporated into your wardrobe if you love to experiment with geometrical shapes. To top it all, denim, the king of all fabrics is ruling this season big-time. You name it and you have it, jeans, dresses, shirts, skirts, shorts and the list go on. Denim is making waves this season.

If we move over to footwear then apart from high heels, which are an omnipresent phenomenon, low heeled pumps which were very popular in the 80’s have made a major comeback this season. Choose any color and you are good to go. They look great with knee length dresses.

As far as accessories are concerned, it is chunky, big and striking all the way. Ear cuffs, lacquered metal earrings in hues of red, silver, gold and black diamonds are very in. 2014 is pretty much the season of pile it on. Put on a big chunky bracelets, chains for a smart and chic look.

Moving on to makeup, well, going by the summers, the norm is to keep it to a minimum, highlighting the eyes with kohl and topping it up with good quality mascara is the way to go this summer. A striking lip will complete the look for you.sliderobes-blog-metallic-fashion

Overall, this season the Fashion circuit is dominated by bright and strong colors; metallic colors rule the roost even this summer. This season is all about going experimental and chic, and making the diva in you come alive.

 

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Know your February 2013

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Tarot Card Reader Harpreet Narula is being into reading tarot and astrology for more than 10 years now. She has been an angel therapist for more than 5 years and also excels in numerology. She is also practicing Shamanism for more than 1 year now. 

Aries (March 21 – April 20) : Try to communicate with if you are in love, you can move forward in your relationship.  It’s an amazing month for people searching for a job. Health can be an issue this week.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21): Expand your boundaries through travelling, exploring new and old relationships. Great month for youngsters searching job, health will be in control.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21): Work wise, your impulsiveness can create arguments between colleagues. An auspicious time for starting new relationships, Health issues should be handled carefully.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23): At work new advantageous opportunity or increased earning this month. Health will be good this month. Very good time to meet your life partner or soul mate.

LEO (July 24 – Aug 23): Amazing month to bring your dreams into fruition. Work wise, you need more power and more space. Avoid long journey this month. Health can be an issue if you will concentrate.

VIRGO (Aug 24 – Sept. 23): There are struggles and strife with respect to your career this month. Those single will look forward towards marriage and also will be attending a lot of functions of their friends, joining them in their celebrations!

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23): An amazing month full of happiness, wealth, good fortune, love, and balance. Good time to buy gold and silver. Control your eating habits this month.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22): February is full of new opportunities and rewards. Those who deserve would be rewarded for their hard work. Be particular about your health in terms of infection.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21): Those looking for love, this is your month. A beginning of something new on the personal and career front is going to happen. An amazing month for housewives but a challenging month for people who facing health problems.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20): Everything will come to you but waiting is essential. The balance has to be maintained. Need to take out time from the busy schedule and add some health regime this month.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19): You have taken up more than you can handle and that is leaving you feeling tired and drained out. Your love-life blooms with emotional bonding and trust.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20): This month will bring good health for you and you will finish your entire important tasks on time. You have a lovely month ahead for proposing someone or entering into any relationship.

If you have any queries, please feel free to drop your questions here or your contact details to ask Harpreet or mail us on “tarotharpreet@editorsdelight.in”

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Abstract prints and Vintage Designs – Fashion trends of 2013

abstratcsIt’s just been 21 days of the New Year and we can spot the fashion industry going wild. The trendsetters and fashionistas have forecasted 2013 to have a lot of abstracts and vintage fashion styles to flow in for this year. They expect the fashion of 1950s to come back with the trends like pencil skirts and digital printing being inspired from Milan and London Fashion Week.

The famous designer Anita Dongre says, “In 2013, we will see a re-emergence of many past trends but one trend that will push the envelope a little further is the digital prints. These abstract digital prints will enhance the look in a simple and understated way and will add fun and colour to everything like kaftans, maxi dresses, shift dresses and pencil skirts”.

Together with Anita Dongre, other Indian designers like Gaurav Gupta, Rahul Mishra are moving towards digital printing in order to make them the hottest trends this season. They say that the most happenings will be the trends from 1950s and 60s as the A-line skirts, nipped waists etc. The designers say that these fashion trends of this era have the sophistication and feminism in them and can become the love of the vintage lovers. The fabrics to be used include the silk, chiffons and tulle to get the best.

Following the trends as even by the International designers like Christopher Kane and Peter Pilotto, Indian designers say that the pencil skirts which came up in 2012 are going to be there in 2013 as well and will be accompanied by chiffon and georgette tops, broad belts on waists and perfect matching wedges. These skirts will further be adorned with chaotic and abstract printing and tropical looks, as said by Anita Dongre. Even the trend of ‘colour blocking’ will continue being the forte of Indian style dressing. The major colours will include blues, greens, pinks, fuchsia and purples, shared by designer Pria Kataaria Puri.

Designers consider the major fabrics to be used as crepe, silk Lycra and cotton Lycra.Pencil Skirts

So get ready to have the geometric prints and bright colours this season in the fashion of 1950s by the flowing chiffon or crepe skirts clubbed with Lycra based tights or georgette tunics.

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When Bipasha Basu ruled the ramp and everyone’s heart

 

One might argue, but let’s accept that no Indian fashion show can stay away from the Bollywood spotlight. Each of our fashion shows need a good dose of Bollywood for a complete look, and recently concluded Indian Bridal Fashion Week 2012 wasn’t any different.  The show featured the designers from the world of couture, JJ Valaya to Tarun Tahiliani to the designer duo of Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor, for whom the Bollywood diva Bipasha Basu walked the ramp.

Showing the wonderful luxurious collection of the designer duo, Bipasha Basu created a sensation in maroon and gold paneled Jamevaar embroidered glittering corset blouse, which was beautifully complemented by the Lehenga with an attractive ornate neckline. Her look was completed with a luxurious petticoat under the copious creation that gave a Victorian feel to the whole attire.

Looking perfect in her bridal look, it won’t be an understatement to say that she sizzled the ramp. Her smoky eyes were enough to mesmerize you, along with the wavy hair and bejeweled tikka that completed her stylish yet classically elegant look.

This perfectly ravishing look of Bipasha Basu was beautifully complemented by the charming smile she sported while walking the ramp.

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Fashionable hairstyles for the season

 

This time in Fall 2012, you’ll need some new hair styles to get you a perfect fashionable look. The styles, which will make you stand out and get all the attention from the people around you.

Get the clip on extension if you don’t like the roughly chopped bangs, and try new styles. If you want the wave and your hair are not letting you have it, then get the curls or braided extensions. Moreover, there are bonded extensions as well, which will help you regain the confidence by looking beautiful and stylish. These extensions are available in various shapes, textures, lengths etc. Moreover, these extensions are made from the human hair; therefore, you can manipulate them and blend them into whatever hairstyle that suits you. They’re great for experimentation.

Since, these clips on extensions help you in experimenting with a new hairstyle, you can use them temporarily before going for a permanent version of those hairstyles. Moreover, you can maintain different hairstyles with the help of clip on extensions. They will give you the freedom of going to washroom and coming out with a new hairstyle. This way you can have a formal as well as one hairstyle for the party and for a time when you hang out with your friends. Therefore, you can easily spend some money to buy these clips on extensions and see them provide you a unique hairstyle.

You can get a schoolgirl chic look if you wear them with a long, low ponytail. Moreover, you can get a ponytail with their help even if you have short hair. Use them to give an edge to the uneven layers of your hair. Using the clip on extension at the parting will help you get a complex layering effect. However, before using them, take care that you’re not clipping the fake bangs in front of the forehead next to the middle parting. You can instead part your hair to the side before clipping the bang to experiment with new hairstyles.

Meanwhile, the bouffant hairdos are also coming back in fashion. These clip-on extensions will be perfect if you want to get bonded extensions, artistic hairstyles, or tall ones. They add volume and thickness to your hair and thus making it easier to style them.

Next are the clip on bonded hair extensions, to give you even more volume and styles that are more complex. You can ask your stylist to help you out with them, in case you’re thinking about getting a complex hairdo and couldn’t find your way through it. Moreover, you can also style your hair in a rough way as you’ll curl them, you can also leave loose tendrils in different directions to give you a demure look. You can then rope those tendrils with the help of elastic, to get a laid-back bun.

These are few of the hairstyles you can try this fall with the help of clip on extensions and give yourself a look you’ve always dreamt of. 

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