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Lenovo Yoga 720: 15″ 2-in-1 Laptop

Posted on 10 August 2017

The Lenovo Yoga 720 is a convertible laptop that comes packed with a variety of features. For instance, it’s robust, yet slender metal framework is lightweight, weighing just 2.9 pounds. Considering the fact that it is 0.6 inches (14.3 mm) thick; this makes it 13% lighter and 17% thinner than its predecessor.

Alternatively, the brightly backlit keyboard sports a Windows Precision touchpad. The screen, permitting a 180 degree rotation, can be converted into a tablet. The keyboard, in turn, is deactivated while in tablet-mode.

While it is only available in Platinum silver, it appeals to both domestic users, with its aesthetic design, and to people in the corporate sector given its sleek, professional look.

One of the two USB Type-C ports incorporated on the left side of the chassis supports Thunderbolt 3 technology for high speed connectivity. Also found on the left side is the headphone jack with the USB 3.0 port and the power button on the right. Apart from that, wireless connectivity includes both Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi.

The 2-in-1 is equipped with a seventh generation Intel Core i5-7200U processor, with 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD; these specs ensure that even the most impatient users can buy this without having to worry about lagging.

When compared to the Apple MacBook Air, although they look and weigh the same, the features surrounding the Yoga 720 make the Air seem obsolete: a full HD-IPS touch screen, with edge-to-edge glass and a minimal bezel, the 180 degree screen rotation, to mention a few. Not to forget the fact that it is pen-enabled, which allows the user to both draw and write on the screen. Also it is $100 dollars cheaper than the Air, considering it starts at around $800.

The 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 720 comprises of a multitude of features, with its sleek, attractive design, its lightweight, its sturdy stature. Its blisteringly fast storage is an added bonus. It offers all of these and more, the additional perk being an impressive price-tag.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus: Revolutionary Gaming Laptop

Posted on 31 July 2017

A decade ago, high-Fi gamin on laptops was considered absurd with so many standalone components that had to be purchased. The inception of gaming laptops brought a boom in the gaming industry, a much needed win for PC-based gamers that preferred PC gaming in comparison to buying consoles such as the PlayStation or the Xbox. Gaming laptops, in the beginning, were huge, bulky machines which had a limited amount of memory and laughable specifications. But they have come a long way.

Modern gaming laptops are slim, smart and savage. Take the ASUS ROG Zephyrus, which is an absolute beast. It has set very high standards among ultra-thin laptops, taking competitors by surprise.

The ASUS Zephyrus is one of the most aesthetically built laptops in the world, which gives its owner a sense of pride.
When it comes to ASUS’s flagship PC, it’s not just the look that’s appealing. In terms of performance, it may be one of the best we have seen so far. It is extremely powerful – and I mean ridiculously powerful. With an Intel Core i7 Quadcore processor and 16 GB RAM, the ASUS Zephyrus packs a powerful punch. If you have these specs, you don’t have to read the game requirements on the back of the disk cover.

ASUS has also incorporated 512 GB of storage space in the hard disk and an 8 GB NVIDIA Graphic card, which gives the Zephyrus unmatchable performance capability.

Weighing just less than 4.9 pounds, it has a 15.6 inch screen with Full HD resolution (1920×1080), which gives you the ultimate gaming experience without straining your eyes because of the anti-glare screen.

The ASUS Zephyrus might be one of the most popular laptops in the world; however, gamers have reported a couple of drawback in its overall design. For example, the absence of an SD card slot prevents gamers from using a popular form of storage to create a backup of their data. The only good thing about the keyboard is its appearance. It performs poorly.

Perhaps the most serious issue users have had with the ASUS Zephyrus is its battery life, which has been described by critics as being “laughable.” Choose wisely before buying the laptop; it does have beastly performance, but be wary of its poor battery life.

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Origin Evo15-S Review: Thinner, Lighter and VR Ready

Posted on 20 July 2017

Portability really isn’t something you commonly associate with gaming laptops. Most of the flagship devices in the category are over an inch in thickness. But I guess thinner is better. With the new Ultra- thin Origin EVO15-S, things are changing. This 15-inch VR gaming laptop is half the thickness and weight of other popular devices from popular companies such as NVIDIA.
This ultra-thin laptop has all the features, which its more bulky counterparts have to offer, hence the success of the device.

Features:
o NVIDIA GTX 1060 6 GB Graphics Card, which gives you the ultimate gaming experience.
o Use the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive for a desktop ready gaming experience, which is certainly something that is fresh.
o 7th generation Intel Core i-7 Quad core processor with Turbo Boost coupled with Hyper-Threading technology to allow you to run the latest applications and heaviest games with ease. Lightning fast speeds are guaranteed.
o 16 GB of DDR4 memory gives you the privilege of saying goodbye to delays in switching apps and slowdowns in the system.
o 2 terabytes of storage capacity enable you to store your data without fretting over how much storage space is left on the disk.
o Bluetooth 4.0, Intel Dual Band Wireless Networking, LAN card and USB Connectivity allow you to connect to your phone, should you need to do so.

The poorly placed power button and the absence of a touch screen can create reluctance amongst some gamers. It is also absurdly expensive, which acts as a major hindrance in sales, but it being expensive does not justify the fact that it is not worth the cost. Although many other laptops are available with the same NVIDIA Graphics card for a considerably less amount of capital, this is by far the best.

Despite these unfavorable features of the EVO15-S, it has certainly proved that gaming laptops do not have to be the size of cartons, which break your back every time you carry them.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2nd Gen): Versatility To the Max

Posted on 19 July 2017

Lenovo is one of the top leading laptop manufacturing companies in the world and has been in the industry for many years. The company has recently launched its most awaited product, ThinkPad X1 (second generation).

This laptop computer/tablet is a mini but an advanced version of its predecessor. This 2-in-1 machine is the ultimate computer for not only business oriented people but also for those interested in art.

The ThinkPad X1 packs some amazing features that one just cannot overlook. However, there a few weird quirks about this machine too.

Primary Features

Processor:
o Core i5 (3.2 GHz)
o Core i5 vPro (3.3 GHz)
o Core i7 vPro (3.6 GHz)
o Dual Core

Storage:
o 128GB
o 256GB
o 512GB

RAM:
o 8GB
o 16GB

Display:
o 12inch Full HD
o Touch-screen
o Glossy

Graphics:
o Intel HD Graphics 615

Keyboard:
o Magnetic attachable ThinkPad keyboard

Camera:
o 8MP (back)
o 2MP (front)

Battery:
o Two-cell 37WHr

Operating System:
o Windows 10 Home
o Windows 10 Pro

Secondary Features
o Fingerprint reader (optional)
o ThinkPad Pen Pro (optional)
o Dual stereo speakers
o Black color
o 1.69 lbs tablet only. 2.35 lbs tablet + keyboard
o Nano-sim port (optional)
o USB-C 3.1 and USB-A 3.1ports

Pros
o Great performance
o Ultra clear display
o Accurate touch sensor
o Kickstand is practical
o Perfect for designing

Cons
o Good-for-nothing speakers
o Poor battery life
o Expensive
o Sensitive
o Poor back camera results

The ThinkPad X1 tablet PC is a fantastic product and one of the most advanced and decent looking laptops you will find on the market. The perfect size makes it easy to carry. It comes with a price tag that most people find to be a bit more but if you are a fan of ThinkPad and want to make it portable, this is the thing for you. Plus, the features ensure you get great value for money

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LG Gram Review: Ultra-Slim Laptop

Posted on 10 May 2017

LG releases its latest in ultraportable laptop lineup for 2017 with its new 13-inch laptop codenamed LG Gram. The device sports a beautiful 13-inch touch display with a full HD resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. It is packed with high-end specs and features and only weighs 0.94 kg with a dimension of 11.9 in. x 8.4 in. x 0.5 in.

The base model priced at $1,099.99 comes up with the following specifications:
o 13.3 inch full HD IPS touch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
o 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-7200U
o Intel HD Graphics 620
o 2 Cell (Li-Polymer, 4555mAh / 34.61 Wh)
o 8 GB of memory
o 128 GB solid state drive (SSD)

The build quality of the laptop is durable and long lasting with a stylish and sleek metal alloy uni body merged with carbon and magnesium for a lightweight yet robust feeling. The display has ultra thin bezels, which is now more of a trend for the latest laptops in 2017. The touch display of the screen is also quite responsive. It has a backlit ergonomic keyboard, which is comfortable for typing and maximum productivity.

As for the battery, LG claims it gives you up to 15 hours of usage on average. The touchpad is equipped with multi-touch gestures and is very responsive to your fingers. It also has a fingerprint touch ID system that ensures security of your laptop device. As for the ports and connections, there are two USB ports (3.0), an HDMI output, a USB type-C port and a microSD card slot. The device runs the latest version of Windows 10 Home (64bit) and comes in Champagne Gold color.

Overall LG Gram offers many features in a small package with great design, superior performance and beautiful exterior with durable construction. Despite its light weight, it does not feel flimsy and gives a premium look in your hands as you carry it around your home or work.

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Lenovo Flex 11 Chrome-book: Portable 2-in-1 Laptop

Posted on 24 April 2017

Most popular tech giants are launching Chromebooks that run android applications and Lenovo is no different. The brand has also announced the new Flex 11 Chromebook and is said to be much better than its predecessor. This Chromebook is a flawlessly designed 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a 360-degree hinge. You should prefer this rather than going for desktop PCs and other cheap laptops.

The elegant 11.6-inch Flex 11 has a touch-screen display. It has a number of other configurations, which allows it to be converted into a tablet. Flex 11 Chromebook is quite durable – falling from a height of up to 2.4 feet doesn’t make a difference. The most interesting thing is that if there is any liquid spilt, it won’t affect the laptop as all its ports including the touch-pad have been sealed. There are channels underneath so they don’t let the liquid to reach the part that can be affected.

The estimated battery life of the Flex 11 is 10-hour, which is good for both businesses and schools. The machine weighs 3 pounds and includes 32GB storage, 4GB RAM, 2.1GHz ARM processor and a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768. There is an SD card slot, USB 3.0 and HDMI. Lenovo is likely to introduce Google Play support so that Android applications can be used.

The initial price for Flex 11 Chromebook is set to be $279 and is expected to release at the end of this month. This is affordable for everyone when compared with other laptops with the same specifications and features. It does not have a specific target audience as it fulfills the needs of everyone.

The bottom line is that you won’t get a laptop so cheap like the Flex 11 Chromebook, which works like any other popular laptop, props up for watching a video like a tent, and can be folded for gaming. For all this, it is expected to surely impress the customers.

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HP Elite Book X360: the Most Secure Business Convertible

Posted on 17 April 2017

Laptops for business are designed to always focus and reflect your professional life. They get the work done without adding any unnecessary features. The Elite Book x360 by HP is their latest in business convertible laptops that compromises neither in performance nor in built quality. Claimed as the world’s thinnest business convertible laptop by being only 14.9mm thin, the Elite Book x360 offers a sleek and comfortable 360-degree experience which can be set up in five different ways.

You can either use Elite Book x360 as a laptop in general or turn it into a tablet mode when on the go. The other form factors can be used to bring your display to the forefront with others during business meetings and conferences.

The HP Elite Book x360 is equipped with the latest 7th generation 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-7600U processor. With up to 16 GB of DDR4 memory and 512 GB PCIe generation 3 solid-state drive, the laptop gives you blazing fast performance even on heavy usage.

The device sports a 13.3-inch diagonal UHD touch screen display with corning gorilla glass and claims to give you 16 hours of average battery usage with fast recharge timings. The convertible has four speakers engineered and custom tuned by BANG & OLUFSEN for superior sound experience and noise cancelling feature.

In terms of built quality, the Elite Book x360 is crafted with full aluminum unibody giving it a sleek and stylish look without compromising on its durability. The ports include 2 USB 3.0, a USB Type-C for faster data transfer, an HDMI input and Micro SD ports for all your business needs. It also has an IR camera, smart card reader and a fingerprint sensor for an added layer of security that is a demand of every business professional. The keyboard layout is compact and gives a comfortable typing experience while the touchpad is also fast and responsive.

The Elite Book x360 comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Pro and starts with a price tag around $1,579 available in late January 2017.

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