Tech Round Up – Nexus 7, Dropbox, Zenbook

Google Nexus 7

I got a notification that my Google Nexus 7 has been shipped as off the 13th of July which was pretty exciting since it was around 3:53 am and I don’t know why I was up at that time. I heard some people got notifications and some didn’t get it yet, but I got mine I stopped worrying, I thought they might pull an Apple and just cancel you for random reasons as usual. Now I can’t wait to get my hands on it, I got the 16GB version and with the hardware its packing, its going to be good.

Dropbox Expansion

I think I use Dropbox for almost everything, I store everything electronically that I can that is usefull like airline mileage cards, a copy of IDs, bookings in PDF, not including music, videos, and tv shows, and any other form of media that can be stored. A long time ago I go the Dropbox Pro plan which gave me 50 GB and then with the HTC One X they give you the an extra 24 GB, so I had a total of 74 GB. Then recently I got an update from Dropbox a few days ago that I got an upgrade to the account and its not 126 GB which is a pretty nice thing to see since its been a while since they updated their packages.

Then I setup a friend’s Samsung Galaxy SIII and I knew they had a package for Dropbox too and since he wasn’t using it I signed up through it and got a nice 48 GB bump to 174.75 GB. I do love Dropbox and now more space to abuse.

Asus Zenbook

I made the jump, it was out of stock for a while on Amazon and the other day it said In Stock so I hit the Add To Cart & then the Checkout button right away. It seems that the Zenbook has been an Amazon Exclusive because I couldn’t find it anywhere, and I specifically wanted these specifications. The only thing I’m going to do is do a clean install of Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate which I have without all the random junk installed for it to be even faster.

Specifications

  • Intel Core i7-3517UM 1.7 GHz
  • 4 GB SO-DIMM, 128 GB Solid-State Drive
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • 13.3-Inch IPS Full-HD LED Screen, Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I will probably get my hands on it next week when both the Zenbook and Nexus 7 hit my mailbox.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

6 Comments

  1. @Frankom – Still no update on the tracking number! I keep clicking it every freaking day! lol

  2. Mabrook on the Nexus 7.

    I told a friend to get it from the States, but it wasn’t out in stores yet. I wanted her to get it since she was there already, sounded like a good reason since it was a cheapish gadget.

    Then I heard rumors that Apple might bring out a mini iPad at end of year. So I think my emotions are mixed between yay, nay, 7asafa I didn’t get it, and ashwa I didn’t.

    As for the ZenBook, I went the complete other way. I got the 11 MacAir, and super charged it to i7 2.0 Mhz, 8 RAM, and 256 SSD. With this setup and SSD speed, I hope to use it when I’m on the go instead of he iPad.

    I gave the Zenbook some thought, then I remembered i don’t use Windows for anything, so it might’ve been a waste of time and money on something I didn’t need. That’s why I went with the MacAir, coz it’ll fit will my other stuff.

  3. @Buzfairy -I just love pretty much everything Android! Especially when its good hardware, but I won’t lie I do love my iPad, but honestly the iPad 3 didn’t tickle my interest!

    Going with the MacBook Air is probably the better choice in your case so no worries on that end, and for sure you will love it, its packing a punch!

  4. Fahad AlMarzouq

    Any idea on how to order one? I checked google’s website and it popped a message telling me it’s not available in Kuwait yet. I am planning to send it to aramex but don’t know how to order one. got an idea for me ?

  5. @Fahad AlMarzouq – The best way to do it if you don’t have an American Credit Card is to use a service to purchase it for you like MyUS.com, and they can ship it for you! Also your gmail account should be based in the US in your account settings, that also makes a difference!

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