M. Alfredo

Escritor, gamer, paiki, tecnócrata, Romántico de Clóset; Inglés, Francés, Español; adicto a los tecnicismos y los neologismos; 1985

Homepage: https://eckhoesmagazine.wordpress.com


Happy New Year!

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Listos para el Zombie Walk!

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Top 5 #1 Fin del Mundo

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In Focus: Supra Humanos

In Focus is a section where we know more about important bands in Puebla! We go to their places, catch up with their lives, and share with you data you won’t find anywhere else.

For this first and very special time we had the pleasure of working with The Supra Humanos. They are one of the most important emerging surf bands here in Puebla.

Find more of their lives, origins, likes, experiences working together in this interview made by Alfredo Jimenez..

Brought to you by Eckhoes Video and Eckhoes Magazine

Supra Humanos are going to be performing this Friday in the Event “Bloody Horror” October 22 in Rayuela 2 oriente grave #809 Centro Historico Puebla Pue.

We Eckhoes and the Supra Humanos will see you there!

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Eckhoes First Steps

This is our first recording. It was made one year ago. We decided to share it with you because this is a very special month to us. October is our Anniversary as a Project. Things haven’t been easy a lot of changes misses and hits, but we still alive!

We never publish this recording as a podcast, but now we present it to you as a VodCast. Hope you like it!



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Eckhoes Magazine


Children Day!

In this number:

Lullabies… Children first interaction with music

Youngster actors who starred 3 of the most representative Mexican movies of the history

How and when to have “the talk” with kids

Versus: Laptop or a Mini Laptop; what should I buy?

Deterioration of the Ozone Layer

Of Mice and Men

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Interview with Supra Humanos

Podcast BETA!


And more…

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Fultad de Lenguas BUAP

Eckhoes Editorial

April 2010

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Final Fantasy XIII Review

So, we´ve played it, we love it, the remaining question is… Is FF XIII perfect? Find it out in our final Review.

The Cover

The Cover

Game Info:

Release date: March 9 2010

Developer: Square Enix

Genre: Japanese Role-Playing

ESRB: Teen

Console Version: PS3

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Versus: Laptop or a Mini Laptop; what should I buy?

By M. Alfredo

Lately; a dichotomy has raised among the technology none-casual consumers:  What should I get? Should I invest my money in a $7000 to $ 20 000 pesos Laptop? Or should I acquire a light, little, not more than $6999 pesos mini-personal computer? Well Eckhoes will aid to choose what the best choice is for you.

Let’s get this out of the way, they are completely different. Yes, both of them are computers, but in a very different range. Laptops are the equivalent of Desktop computers; they use similar technology, only reduced or adapted to fit in a mobile device. Mini-Laptops use simpler technology designed exclusively for lower performance.  The biggest difference is the chipset; Mini-laptops use a chipset called Atom, designed to low performances and doesn’t support complex processes.  That’s the reason why they use Windows XP, which is a lighter OS that can be handled by this rustic chipset.

Other reason to consider is the limited set of upgrades for a Mini-Laptop. It’s barely impossible to make any major upgrade to these computers; as a matter of fact; they are systems that are conceived for working as they are bought for their long life utility; and they have almost the same characteristics; Atom Chipset, 1gb Ram, 160 (which is translated to a around 140hd total space) Hard Drive, Windows XP, Camera and Mic integrated. The only likely upgrade you could make is expanding the Ram memory, but most of them are built with a two stock Ram, each with a 512 memory chip, so you will have to invest in two 1gb ram memories chips, supposing that you find the ones designed for the computer you bough (good luck with that)

Assuming you decided to upgrade the Ram, what should you get in reward for spending around 800 or 1200 pesos depending on the system? Well, let me tell you that not much, since that mention before this systems are designed for working with their original design; so upgrading the Ram would be pointless since the Atom Chipset will have a slightly improve performance, but nothing that worth your money.

ram... what?

ram... what?

On the other hand, Laptops upgrades are also limited, but they are more effective. Usually, the only regular modification for a Laptop is also the Ram memory, but in the case of these computers you can expand it to 2, 4, 8 or even 16 GB, depending on your model; so the reward for upgrading is much better, since Laptops use better chipsets (Dual-Core, Centrino, AMD) that actually benefit for having extra Ram in their productivity values.

Both systems are functional, depending on your needs and money; definitely Laptops are superior, but if you really need to buy a Mini-Laptop either for mobility, price, or model, here are some tips that you might want to take into consideration before purchasing this products.


  • All models, no matter if its HP, Compaq, Acer, or so, are going to be really similar, so if you are don’t care about technical issues feel free of base your purchase decision on model or price.
  • One positive aspect of Mini-Laptops is the duration of the battery. This is very important for a portable device, so I recommend you ask for a 6 cell battery model. They might be slightly more expensive, but the increase will range from 10 to 12 hours of usage, not so bad isn’t it?
  • Buy an anti-virus program and an external protection; this computers are very fragile, both software and hardware. If it gets a virus, the performance of the device will dramatically  lower; not to mention that if accidentally it fell down, it would probably be its forever end, since warranty doesn’t cover that kind of “accidents”




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The Starter

Here we will introduce the number with a surprise that will be different for every number of the magazine. Expect videos, games, pictures everything! You will be surprised every month, that’s a promise!

Finally, after some problems here’s it! The Starter! A video made by Alfredo and Harumi with the collaboration of the Students of the LEMO! Enjoy




As child we start…

By M. Alfredo

I vaguely remember the days when I was a child. I can’t accurately remember places, or faces. Everything seems a bit foggy and it gets darker every passing year. However, we will always have a child in our hearts. Every time we discover something new, or find someone in the way, we will have a childish feeling in our hearts and heads. A good way to avoid hate and stupid conflicts is by remembering the days when we were naive and happy about everything. When we didn’t care about how much we had, we wanted or we lost. Let’s remember the days when life itself had a special meaning every time we breathe. Therefore, out of all that importance; Eckhoes Magazine decided to dedicate our first Issue to the Celebration of the Children day In Mexico. We want to celebrate children and to be a child. We want you to join us to our little celebration and; while doing so, try to remember those days when you where a little kid. Share with us and with the world your experiences: good or bad moments, things to commemorate, pictures to cherish, everything you want. Welcome to our Childish Celebration!

Little Eckhonauts

Little Eckhonauts



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