[Pros & Cons] UMI Max, Everything you Missed on first Glance

Advantages and disadvantages of the Umi Max

UMI has been taking the world by storm and making no apologies for it. The company has recently launched a slew of new and exciting smartphones such as the low cost UMI Diamond or the recently reviewed UMI Plus. Clearly, the company excels at developing budget phones that deliver prominent features.

Today we're going to take a stab at one of its most promising and exciting new models.Specifically, we're gonna review the pros and cons of the UMI Max. Why the UMI Max? Well because its one of the most attractive budget phablets on the market and we simply couldn't miss out on looking up its advantages and disadvantages in detail considering how affordable its become.

UMI Plus 5 cons and 7 pros you MUST know

Reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of the UMI Plus

UMI is ready to take the smartphone market by storm. The company has been called the new Motorola thanks to its pension for delivering high end smartphones at low range price points. Today we take a look at one of the companies most ambitious products to date; the UMI Plus 4G Phablet, a smartphone that's on sale for a limited time offer of just $179.

This particular smartphone is getting a lot of traction thanks to its 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, ultrafast fingerprint sensor and octa core processor. Now we dive in to review the pros and cons of the UMI Plus 4G phablet to help you decide if this is the phone you want or if you're better off looking for another handset. Ready?

[Detailed Pros and Cons] Xiaomi Mi Max

And in depth look at the advantages of the Xiaomi Mi Max

Things keep getting better for Xiaomi who simply doesn't know when to quit. The company has enjoyed massive success with both its smartphone and tablet lineup and now they've decided to go full in with it's first ever big sized phablet. We're talking about the Xiaomi Mi Max, a smartphone that's set a new trend by delivering nothing shy of a 6.44 inch display.

Today we're determined to get to know the Mi Max, along with its virtues and drawbacks. With that in mind we set out to explore the pros and cons of the Xiaomi Mi Max, care to join us?

[In review] Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW Just about the Best Budget laptop available

An in depth look at the Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW

Budget laptops have certainly gone a pretty long way in terms of performance and key specs. I remember just a couple of years ago when you couldn't get anything even close to decent for less than $500. However, today the landscape has truly changed and one of the companies that's more determined to prove this is Acer.

Acer has spent quite some time developing attractive laptops that cater to both our professional and financial needs, delivering the best price/spec ratio. Today's model is no different, packing an Intel Core i3, a massive 1TB storage capacity and a respectable 6 hour battery life along with an affordable price. We're talking of course about the Acer Aspire ES1-572-31KW. Wanna know more? Then check our full review right after the break!

Pros: Intel Core i3, 1TB storage, 4GB of (upgradable RAM), WiFi ac connectivity, extremely low price point, Intel HD 520 Graphics card.
Cons: No USB Type C ports, HD display.

[Reviewed] Dell XPS9360-4841SLV the Best Windows Ultrabook you'll find


Finding the best possible laptop to fit all your needs can be a bit of a daunting task. Everyday we seem to ask more and more of our laptops and some machines simply aren't built for the task. It's with that in mind that Dell set out to create it's now infamous XPS lineup. These are some of the best windows laptops available and if budget isn't an issue you can get a pretty awesome laptop that's up and ready to meet all your needs.

Today we take a look at one of the most attractive models launched to date, the Dell XPS9360-4841SLV. This particular ultrabook is pretty much as good as it gets. A quick overview will show you it's got a killer display, high end internals and a massive battery life. Today we set out to do more than a shallow overview as we propose an in depth review of the Dell XPS9360-4841SLV. Are you ready to come along for the ride?


[Review] Dell XPS 9360-1718SLV Honestly we expected More

An in depth honest look at the  Dell XPS 9360-1718SLV

Dell has done a pretty amazing job when it comes to its XPS lineup and in fact, as far as Windows laptops are concerned, these are probably amongst the best Windows has to offer. Often times we'll see a comparison between a top notch XPS vs a high end MacBook Pro and, more often than not, the XPS comes out swinging. Today, we're gonna take a look at relatively affordable Dell XPS 9360-1718SLV.

With its latest ultrabook Dell has decided to deliver a QHD display that's almost without a bezel as well as a seventh generation Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and very lightweight design that rivals even Apple's infamous 13 inch MacBook Air. Now, without further ado, lets get cracking on our in depth review of the Dell XPS 9360-1718SLV.

[Reviewed] Dell Inspiron i7559-3763BLK Affordable and Discreet Gaming laptop


Dell has really been working hard at making a name for themselves in the gaming market. Recently, the company has launched a series of affordable gaming laptops that have made quite a stir on the market. It's latest bet to pay off big time was the Dell Inspiron i7559-763BLK launched late last year and now the company has done it yet again with the Dell Inspiron i7559-3763BLK.

On its latest venture onto the "cheap gaming market" Dell has decided to bet on a quad core Core i7 processor, a hybrid storage system, dedicated graphics and, of course, an impressive 16GB of RAM. There's a lot of ground to cover so let's get too it as we take a peek behind the curtain on our review of the Dell Inspiron i7559-3763BLK, a gaming laptop with a killer price.

Not your average gaming aesthetic

This is, by all accounts, a gaming laptop, and as such you shouldn't expect a compact lightweight ultrabook design. That said, for a gamers laptop the Dell Inspiron i7559-3763BLK is quite discreet, weighing a shy of 6 pounds and measuring about 1 inch on thickness. It's not gonna win any design awards but its pretty conservative to the eye and you can easily use it when you're out and about without the laptop screaming its a gaming machine first and foremost.

The only two elements that make it clear it's focused on gaming are the red borders on the trackpad and the red covered speakers on the upper side of the keyboard.

Moving onto the display, it's a standard 15.6 inch Full HD IPS LED display with anti-glare technology, a matte finish and a 16:9 widescreen ratio. What this basically means is that it's a pretty great display for gamers and you'll be able to use it both indoors and outdoors.

Finally, another benefit to being a full sized laptop as opposed to a 13 inch model is that we've got a fully fledged backlit keyboard with its very own numeric pad and everything. Also, I should point out that the trackpad is pretty precise, eliminating pretty much the need to use a mouse.

Quad core CPU, massive RAM and a Hybrid Storage

To have a gaming laptop it's not enough to just have a great dedicated graphics. Truthfully that's a big part of the task but you'll also need a high end processor and a solid amount of RAM. Coincidentally that means that not only is this great as a gaming laptop but it's pretty much great as a high-performing laptop for pretty much anything you can think off.

In that regard, the Dell Inspiron i7559-3763BLK's performance is defined by its Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad core processor. This is, in short, just about the best consumer laptop processor available in the market right about now. It's base speed is 2.7GHz but when you're in need of more processing power it can go all the way towards 3.5GHz, all of this with 6MB of cache and 8 threads working all at once.

In short, this CPU is ready for just about anything you can think off, seriously, pretty much anything.

RAM is the other impressive feature as we've got 16GB of DDR3L SDRAM working at 1600MHz. You should know that RAM in this case isn't upgradable but to be frank I doubt you'll ever need anything more than 16GB. What's more, unless you're a hugely intensive multitasker its unlikely you'll ever get past using 8-9GB of RAM at a time. As they say, it's better to have and not need then it is to want and not have.

Finally, in terms of storage we've got a hybrid 1TB hard drive with 8GB of SSD storage. This isn't as good as having a full on SSD storage unit but it's pretty close giving you the benefit of having a pretty big storage capacity coupled with a higher speed while accessing your most used apps which would be stored on the SSD part of the storage. Again, it's not as fast and snappy as an SSD but it's a way to deliver a mix of both worlds and, in general, most people are pretty pleased with this format.

It's also worth noting that you could swap the hard drive for an SSD, with plenty of high capacity SSD's being sold at very low prices. For example, you could get a 250GB SSD for under $100.

Battery Life and Graphics chip

Bad news first: battery life isn't all that good. Specifically, while Dell hasn't actually gone out to explicitly state battery life, preliminary consumer reviews suggest that overall battery life on the Dell Inspiron i7559-3763BLK is around the 5 hour benchmark when doing some light computing. This number would go along with our own assessment considering the specs involved; display, CPU, RAM etc. Therefore we'd argue that you shouldn't really expect anything beyond the 5 hour mark.

Onto the graphics chip, we've got an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 VRAM. This is an awesome graphics controller and you'll be able to play just about any AAA blockbuster at a Full HD setting with great frame rates. 

Games such as Call of Duty Infinite Warfare will give you roughly 30-40 frame rates at Full HD, same as Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Overwatch, Doom and Need for Speed 2016. 

Overall this is a pretty solid frame rate and though it's not the best graphics chip on the market it's more than enough to carry on with modern games without a hitch. Whats more, you'll also be able to do stuff like edit 4K video and do long photoshop sessions without worry.

What connectivity options do I have?

Finally, once we've taken a look at the most prominent features of the Dell Inspiron i7559-3763BLK in review, it's time to take a look at the more "boring" conventional connectivity stuff. To that point we've got three USB 3.0 Type A ports, an HDMI port, an ethernet port, audio jack as well as an SD card reader.

On the wireless segment we've got the latest WiFi 802.11ac standard as well as Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. As expected, there's no optical drive in sight (pun intended), but that's beginning to be an increasingly common trait amongst high end laptops as well as convertibles.

There's also your run of the mill HD webcam and a pretty solid set of speakers which are pretty great for gaming as well as watching movies.

What's left to say? Should I but this laptop?

Our review of the Dell Inspiron i7559-3763BLK covers all the basics and then some. Should you buy this laptop? That will depend upon your needs. One thing's for sure; this is an excellent laptop from every stance.

 It's got a killer processor, excellent graphics card, more than enough RAM to work with multiple heavy apps at a time and a hybrid drive to give you both space and speed at the same time. It's a great laptop whether you're a gamer or simply a power-user who's tired of using machines that aren't up to the task.

The only point where it lacks is battery life but considering this is a gaming laptop equipped with power hungry components we can't really blame it for that. All in all, just about the best budget gaming machine money can buy with a great price and stellar opinions to match.