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Feb

Top Windows Business Laptops 2015

Lenovo ThinkPad T450s

As a user favorite, this laptop by Lenovo is a tough and durable laptop that is recommended by a plethora of users and critics for any businessman or businesswoman who needs a portable workstation that is more serviceable than an Ultrabook which simply doesn’t have enough battery power, computational power, ports, or features that are needed in the world of business.

The Specs:

  •  5th Generation Intel Core i5-5300U;
  • 2.3GHz processing speed; Standard with Windows 8.1 Pro; 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD Storage Capacity;
  • Intel HD Graphics 5500; 14-inch screen size with a 1920 x 1080 IPS resolution screen; 15+ hours of potential battery life;
  • comfortable typing and navigation;
  • Back-Lit, two-mode Keyboard;
  • Rugged Chassis;ThinkPad-T450s-1
  • Spill Resistant Keyboard;
  • 3.8lbs; Dolby Digital Plus audio; heat control;
  • one USB 3.0 port; Ethernet connection; headphone/mic jack;
  • Kensington lock slot; 4-in-1 card reader; 720p webcam;
  • and VGO which is still used on projectors, conferencing systems, and other business machines.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T450s’s mix of speed, durability, lifespan, configuration options, and keyboard are better than nearly all of the business laptops out there. Users love the feel of the keyboard as well, citing quicker typing and words per minute, making it ideal for business use, where time equals money.

This is a top pick on almost every tech site’s list of 2015’s best business laptops.

Dell XPS 13 (2015)

Also a user favorite, the XPS 13 is a sharp-displayed, compact, Ultrabook that does not compromise power or usability for its sleek, slim, and portable shell.

The Specs:

  • The option of a non-touch or quad-HD touch display figures heavily into the configuration:
  •  Non-Touch Display: 13.3” FDH AG 1080p InfinityEdge Display;
  • 6th Generation Intel Core i5-6200U processor;
  • 3M Cache, up to 2.8 GHz; 8GB LPDDR# 1866MHz memory;en-INTL-L-Dell-XPS-13-9343-2773SLV-i7-256GB-Silver-Androidized-CWF-01967-RM1-mnco
  • 128GB SSD;
  • Intel HD Graphics 520;
  • Bluetooth 4.1;
  • starting weight of 2.7lbs;
  • Two USB 3.0 ports, one with PowerShare, SD card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC), headset jack,
  • Noble lock slot,
  • Thunderbolt 3. Thunderbolt 3 supports: power in/charging; PowerShare;
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2;
  • Native Display Port 1.2 video output, VGA; HDMI;
  • Ethernet; and USB-A via Dell Adapter. 720p HD webcame with microphone;
  • Backlit chiclet keyboard; 1.3 mm travel.

This business laptop by Dell is a businessperson’s dream. With extreme portability, extremely thin design, high resolution InfinityEdge Display, excellent CPU power, a variety of ports, and the newest technology crammed inside this compact laptop, it is a favorite among businessmen and women who need to get work done with high quality gear but without a huge or bulky laptop to slow them down. The Dell XPS 13 touch or non-touch options both have it all for your business’ needs.

Acer TravelMate P645-SG-79QV

This laptop by Acer was created to be portable for travel and business. But not only does it have portability, it also has the perks of a high-quality personal laptop in terms of processing power and graphics.

The Specs:P645_zoom_big

  • 14-inch, 1080p display; Intel Core i7-5500U processor,
  • 2.4GHz or processing speed; 8GB RAM; 256GB SSD (storage capacity);
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory; 2048 graphics memory;
  • a standard battery life of 9 hours and 10 minutes;
  • back-lit keyboard; sturdy, magnesium-aluminum alloy and carbon-fiber construction;
  • HDMI port; three USB 3.0 ports;
  • VGA port; webcam, and microphone.

This laptop is all business: with its high-quality graphics and display capabilities fit for a PC gamer, along with its intense processing speeds and storage capacity, this laptop can do it all for any business you’re in. This model would be an especially excellent pick for graphic designers, engineers, web designers, artists, and those in the field of technology or where presentation is key.

Whatever laptop you choose to purchase for your business, make sure that your new workstation is complete with the best business laptop that best suits your needs, is within your budget, and is upgradable for whatever the future throws at you.

 

 February 15th, 2016  
 Simon  
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14
Feb

Best Convertible Windows Laptops

Convertible/2-in-1/Hybrid laptops are not only more popular than ever but more powerful and better suited for entertainment, studies, and work as well. The best Windows laptops all have a few things in common: portability, usage as a tablet and laptop, processor speed, graphics performance, and ease of transformation from laptop to tablet and vis versa.15386936806_87e8c6db65_b

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

With high portability, light weight, and options for different keyboard colors, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has made waves in its innovative creation of a true tablet that can turn into a laptop with a quick click of a connected keyboard.

The Specs:

  • The Surface Pro 3 contains a powerful CPU with a 1.9GHz Intel Core i5-4300U (Dual Core, 3MB Cache, and up to 2.9GHz with Turbo Boost);
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400 card; 8GB LPDDR3 of RAM;
  • a 12-inch 2160 x 1440 multi-touch display screen with ClearType 3:2 aspect ratio.
  • With 256GB SSD and Bluetooth 4.0, this hybrid has the specs to defy a full-sized laptop.
  • In addition, the Pro 3 has two 5MP webcams in 1080p HD resolution and weighs only 1.76lbs.
  • With a dimension of 7.93W x 11.5D x 0.36H inches, this sharp displayed and powerful convertible Windows laptop rivals almost anything a laptop can offer while far exceeding anything a normal tablet can do.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was created as the apex of convertible laptops, with excellent conversion into a tablet or laptop and a sharp display. While it has a rather mediocre battery life and runs a little hot sometimes, it is perfect for those who need to study or work on the go, using as little of a workstation footprint as possible.3

HP Spectre x360

The Specs:

  • This Windows 8.1 convertible laptop comes equipped with a 2.2GHz Intel Core i5-5200U processor, 8GB of RAM with ability to upgrade to 16GB, 256GB SSD,
  • a display of 13.3-inches, 1080p resolution,
  • Intel HG Graphics 5500, an HDMI port, headphone/mic ports,
  • Mini Display port, a 2-1 card reader, and weighs almost three times as much as the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 at 3.26lbs.

Don’t let the weight of this convertible fool you, however; the positive of this 2-1 tablet/laptop is that the keyboard is a full-size laptop keyboard rather than an attachable one like the Pro 3 and other tablets-first-laptops-last computers. It does make it a little difficult to use as a tablet unless you have it on a table, propped, or in your lap. However, if you are interested in a powerful hybrid with more laptop aspects to it than tablet, you may wish to consider the HP Spectre x360. This can give you more computational options than a hybrid that is more similar to a tablet with a small or attachable keyboard.

The HP Spectre x360 is a very capable and functional convertible laptop that is perfect for students and for work as well as entertainment.

Asus Transformer Book T200TA

If you are looking for something different than both the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and the HP Spectre x360, which both embody the differences that 2-in-1 convertible laptops can come in, consider the Asus Transformer Book T200 model.

The Specs:

  • With a different processor than seen in other hybrids, the Asus comes equipped with a 2.39GHz Intel Bay Trail-T Quad Core Z3795 1.59GHz processor and comes standard with Windows 8.1.
  • With memory of 4GB LPDDR3MHz SDRAM and an 11.6-inch 16:9 IPS HD Multi-Touch Screen (1366 x 768),
  • this hybrid contains an Integrated Intel HD Graphics card.
  • In addition, it has 64GB of eMMC storage and a Micro SD card reader; a front 2 MP camera and a rear 5 MP camera.

Another feature is the interface’s built-in Bluetooth V4.0 and the following ports: 1 microphone-in/headphone-out jack, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1 Micro USB, and 1 micro HDMI. The tablet has 1 micro USB port and 1 micro SD card. The hybrid also has 2 built-in speakers and a digital array microphone. With a weight of 3.6lbs and dimensions of 12 x 7.9 x 1.0 inches, this is another laptop-first, tablet second hybrid that may weigh more but also has more power and laptop abilities than a tablet with some laptop features.

While the display is not 1080p, it is still HD and for those who do not plan on using this 2-in-1 for uses that need perfect resolution (such as graphic artists, web designers, or those planning on using this hybrid for entertainment purposes), this is an excellent and different convertible laptop that is unlike others on the market.

 

 February 14th, 2016  
 Simon  
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19
Dec

Best Windows Laptops for Under $500

Buying a laptop can be stressful. It involves a lot of research. Laptops can also be expensive. You don’t want to spend too much or too little, right? I’ve compiled information for some of the best laptops that you can find for fewer than five hundred dollars. These laptops all contain the Windows program and are useful for a variety of things.

 

The Dell Inspiron 5447dell-inspiron-5447-left-1000-1036225

This Dell is about 380 dollars. Loaded with Windows 8, this fifteen-inch laptop is lightweight and even has a touchscreen. The battery on a full charge lasts for around seven hours and its Intel core i5 processor ensures that games, applications, and websites load very quickly. This has eight gigabytes (GB) of ram, so you’re able to do a lot of things at once without hindering the performance of the computer. There’s plenty of space to store photos, videos, and music. With a 720 pixel webcam, and sharp HD display, video editing, and recording can run smoothly. There are USB and media card reader ports for an easy transfer of files. This computer works best for the gamer personnel as well as creative videographers.

 

Dell Latitude XT2

The next Dell laptop is slightly cheaper at 340 dollars. This one, called the Dell Latitude (XT2), with only two GB of ram is more suited for professional use. If you’re focused on writing documents with a laptop of a twelve-hour battery life this one is perfect for you. This laptop is twelve inches long with an Intel core 2 duo ULV processor, so it still has decent performance. The best part about this laptop is the fact that the screen can flip around to create a tablet mode. In both PC and tablet mode, this computer enables touch screen on its premium LED display. It has the Windows 7 program loaded on it. There’s no camera on this one, but it does have a card reader and a Bluetooth option available.

Acer Aspire E

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Another good brand is called Acer. The Acer Aspire E with the Windows 8 program comes at a low price of 230 dollars. It has eleven inches, light, and comes loaded with various office applications. Unlike the Dell Latitude, this one has a webcam and it is very useful for Skype to connect you with family and friends. With only two GB of ram, it still has reliable performance. It’s equipped with an HDMI port to hook your laptop up to your television for the ultimate entertainment experience. With a battery life of five hours and a Bluetooth option, you better get that business work done fast!

Acer Aspire ES

Next, we have this Acer Aspire ES topping out at about 480 dollars. This fifteen-inch computer with Windows 10 is perfect for the everyday user. With four GB of ram this time, it’s reliable for daily tasks. You can do more things at the same time and have a safe and secure storage system with Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud program. You’re able to store plenty of files, and chat with your family in good quality with the webcam and powerful speaker system. It also comes equipped with a USB port, HDMI port, Bluetooth, and even a DVD burner.

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Maybe you’re thinking about trying the Lenovo brand. I would suggest looking into the Lenovo Thinkpad for about 400 dollars. This fourteen inch, with four GB of ram, laptop comes loaded with Windows 7. The Intel core i5 processor makes it easy and reliable to use for everyday activities, as well as gaming, watching videos, and for professional business projects. If you think that’s too much for your machine to handle, you can expand the memory up to eight GB. The appliance’s language setting only comes with English, so if you want the French setting too then you’ll have to look into one of the laptops mentioned above. There’s no camera, HDMI port, or Bluetooth, however, it does have a DVD burner, headphone jack, USB port, and card reader. It doesn’t have it all, but it has enough to be an extremely reliable laptop.

Asus Refurbished laptop

The final brand I’m going to discuss is called Asus. The Asus Refurbished laptop goes for about 390 dollars. With Windows 8, four GB of ram, and an Intel core i3 processor, it too has an English-only setting. Unlike the Lenovo, it has a webcam, Bluetooth, and an HDMI port. It also comes with a DVD burner and card reader. This is another machine meant for the average user. I wouldn’t recommend any gaming on this one unless you enjoy lagging. Even though it only has about four hours of battery life on a full charge, it is a very energy efficient computer.

 

All of these laptops are useful for different things. Make sure that you know what you want out of your machine in order to purchase the one that’s right for you.

 

 December 19th, 2015  
 Simon  
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