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[Review] HP ENVY 15-U493cl Unrivaled performance on a high end convertible

Convertibles have gained a strong positioning in the market and it's in no small part thanks to HP. The leading PC manufacturer worldwide has launched a slew of convertibles that have set the bar pretty high in terms of the quality we expect from a convertible laptop. Today we're here to talk to you guys about one of HP's most outstanding convertibles as we review the HP ENVY 15-U493cl.

This recently launched laptop is packed with high-end features such as a FHD touchscreen display, 12GB of RAM and a top notch Core i7 CPU. In this teardown review we aim to find out if this laptop is worth your money or if you'd better spend your money elsewhere.

Pros: 6th generation Core i7, 12GB of RAM, FHD 15 inch display, 1TB of storage, Windows 10.
Cons: a little over 6 hours of battery life.Check pricing and availability

[Review] HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX the Unexpected Hit

Not everyone needs nor wants an Intel powered machine, some people actually prefer the performance delivered by AMD chips. Also, it never hurts that AMD based machines are typically cheaper than their Intel counterparts.

Today we take apart an AMD powered laptop under the name of HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX, a 15 inch mid range laptop that packs quite a punch at a considerably low price point. Let's get to know everything there is to know about this notebook in our full review of the HP Pavilion 15-BA079DX.

Pros: Touchscreen, 6GB of RAM, Quad Core CPU, 1TB of storage,low price point.
Cons: Not a good fit for gamers.

[Review] HP ENVY 17-s030nr a Strong Performer in all Fronts

Touchscreen laptops are often reserved for the more conservative 15 inch form factor. However, every once in awhile we run into a 17 inch touchscreen laptop and this is one of said times. Specifically, today we're ready to tackle the review of the HP ENVY 17-s030nr.

You might wonder what's so special about this laptop. Well, for starters it's got a Full HD touchscreen display with 12 GB of RAM and a state of the art Intel Core i7 CPU. Sound compelling enough? Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg on this model so without further ado let's get on with our review of one of the best 17 inch laptops in the market.

Pros: 17 inch Full HD display, 12 GB of RAM, Dedicated Nvidia Graphics chip, up to 6 hours of battery life.
Cons: Hybrid storage (1TB Hard drive/8GB Nand) instead of SSD storage.
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[Review] HP Pavilion 17-g192dx every Inch counts

While 17 inch laptops aren't the most popular machines, they've still got a very strong following, particularly amongst those who look for a compromise between performance and portability. HP, being one of the world's leading PC manufacturers has a whole slew of 17 inch machines and today we're ready to get to know one of its most promising new models under the name of HP Pavilion 17-g192dx.

This new laptop features 8GB of RAM, a Core i5 processor and a very tight price point amongst many other advantages. Now we'd like to invite you to come on down and get to know this notebook in depth as we review the HP Pavilion 17-G192DX.

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Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-571G-50VG In depth Review

If there’s one space that has benefited the most from increasing advancements on graphic performance is the one that belongs to the mid-range gaming laptops. Even though the best models also get upgrades, the lower prices are the ones that get the most impact value-wise.

Such is this case here. This time we have the review of the Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-571G-50VG, an entry-level gaming laptop that promises to impress withits extremely affordable price and competent performance. Let’s see if that’s actually the case.
Pros: Full HD IPS Matte display, 128 SSD on top of HDD, Core i5 CPU, Dedicated Nvidia Graphics that price!
Cons: we are not fans of the red backlit keyboard.

[Review] Dell i5368-0502GRY the whole nine yards...

Convertible machines are a relatively new category of products that offer the best of two worlds thanks to their laptop and tablet-like capabilities. For those who are looking for both experiences, these machines are often the solution.

This time around we have a familiar product from Dell. This is the review of the Dell i5368-0502GRY, which is very similar to a laptop we previously reviewed, the Dell i5368-4071GRY, but comes with a different configuration and a lower price attached to it.

Pros: unmatched screen for the price, convertible positions, backlit keyboard, sixth generation Core i3, DDR4 RAM,very competitive price.
Cons: just 4 GB of RAM out of the box, slower hard drive

[Review] Toshiba P55W-C5316-4K a top notch convertible

Convertible laptops usually stick to the same profile: portable machines with capable specs but mostly designed for personal activities and ease of use. It’s rare to see a hybrid laptop that also happens to be a powerhouse.

Well that’s probably what we have in this case. This is the review of the Toshiba P55W-C5316-4K, a 15.6 inch machine that promises us all of the power from a top-tier computer coupled with the features of the popularly rising convertibles.

Pros:incredible 4K IPS display, powerful i7 processor, 12 GB of RAM, affordable price.Cons: no dedicated graphics, slower mechanical hard drive

Detailed Pros and Cons of the Xiaomi Redmi Pro

Xiaomi has launched a stunning new phone today and while many people believed the phone would be part of the flagship MI lineup, the company surprised us all by placing the new phone within its affordable Redmi lineup calling it the Xiaomi Redmi Pro.

Amongst the most outstanding virtues in this smartphone we've got a Full HD OLED display, a fingerprint sensor and even a dual camera. There are quite a few more pros to consider so we've decided to go ahead and give you guys our complete rundown on the pros and cons of the Xiaomi Redmi Pro.

Ulefone Metal The Pros and Cons you should definitely check out

Ulefone is going in for the kill with its latest smartphone; the Ulefone Metal. This handset has set itself apart from the competition by providing features such as 3GB of RAM, fingerprint sensor, Gorilla Glass 3 protection and even an octa core processor at a relatively cheap price point. Today we strive to explore this phones best and worst features as we unravel the pros and cons of the Ulefone Metal.

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HP 14-an010nr Review of an Interesting Cloudbook

Cloudbooks are taking over the market as the go-to entry level machines and giving Chromebooks a run for their money. These laptops feature a very affordable price tag and a set of specs that make them good at entry level tasks as well as the best "travel laptops" available, bringing you the best of Windows 10 in a small yet compelling form factor.

Today we're determined to get to the bottom of one of HP's latest bets in this segment; the HP 14-an010nr. This cloudbook comes with a polished design, 32GB of eMMC storage, 4GB of RAM and Windows 10 home. Now, without further ado, let's take a look at our review of the HP 14-an010nr.

Pros: Quad core AMD processor, 4GB of RAM, lightweight design, 14 inch HD display, low price, a lot of connectivity options.
Cons: 32 GB of eMMC storage.Buy now

ASUS ROG STRIX GL502VT-DS71 Review of a gaming Beast

There was a time when gaming laptops were kind of a joke against their desktop counterparts, which could offer much more power. Fortunately, that’s not the case anymore, as laptops’ popularity has forced companies to invest on mobile graphics —coming up with amazing results.

We are looking at the review of the ASUS ROG STRIX GL502VT-DS71 this time, a 15.6 inch affordable gaming laptop that seems to be the ultimate balance between price and performance. Keep reading to find out if that’s really the case.
Pros: best possible performance thanks to i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and fast mechanical hard drive.
Cons: the screen is not true IPS, and the aggressive “gamer” design could put off some people.

[Review] HP 15-ay018nr the Next Step in the laptop evolution

HP has been doing an excellent job at giving people what they want in the laptop market. The company launched the immensely popular HP 15-ay013nra couple of months ago and today we're here to talk to you guys about a more high-end version of that same laptop under the name HP 15-ay018nr.

This new laptop features a Full HD display, Core i7 processor, SSD storage and quite a bit more at a very convenient price. Overall, we're talking about a laptop with high end specs that's within the mid-range price bracket. Without further ado, let's get to know this model in depth in our review of the HP 15-ay018nr.

Pros: Full HD 15 inch display, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, Core i7 CPU.
Cons: Roughly 5 hours of battery life, only 1 USB 3.0 port.

[Review] Dell i5368-4071GRY the Best of Both worlds

While it was long ago that tablets came in the form of the iPad to give the PC industry lots of headaches, both manufacturers and Microsoft have evolved to offer a variety of hybrid machines that offer the best of both worlds.

Dell is the one to look out for this time. This is the review of the Dell i5368-4071GRY, one of such hybrids that promises the performance of a fully fledged computer with the portability and ease of a tablet —all of that with some other features mixed in as well within a tight price point.

Pros: powerful intel core i5, Full HD IPS Display, convertible modes, 4GB of upgradable DDR4 RAM (not the standard DDR3).Cons: no DVD reader nor ethernet port.Read the customer reviews

Asus F555LA-NS72 Reviewing a High performance budget laptop

One of the most enthusiastic PC manufactures these days is, without a doubt, Asus. This Taiwanese manufacturer has risen to the 4th spot of the top vendors of personal computers, and that’s not just by sheer luck. With both its business, gaming and entry-level products, there’s a lot to choose from.

This time around we have the review of the Asus F555LA-NS72, a machine that stands on a medium category between the most premium models and the most basic ones. Keep reading to find out if this is the spot you’re looking for.
Pros: powerful Intel Core i7-5500U processor, good 8 GB of RAM choice, affordable price.
Cons: keyboard isn’t backlit, screen is 768p instead of 1080p Full HD, hard drive has a slower 5400RPM speed.Read the customer reviews

Meizu MX6 Must-see Pros and Cons of the iPhone inspired chinese phone

Meizu is one of the most prominent chinese smartphone manufacturers out there. Next to Xiaomi, Meizu has made a name for itself for launching high-end phones at mid-range prices. The company isn't above launching mid level phones either, something we can appreciate with the very appealing Meizu M3 Note, for example. Today we aim to explore the latest Meizu launch, the Meizu MX6.
This new smartphone, which stands out thanks to its 4GB of RAM and 5.5 inch screen, amongst other things, has caused quite a stir, accumulating over 3 million pre-sales just a few hours after its official announcement. Now we take a look at the pros and cons of the Meizu MX6 too see if it's actually worth your money or if you should save your money for some other phone instead. 

[Review] Dell i5368-7643GRY The laptop you should've bought!

Dell is really making HP run for its money in the convertible market. Yesterday we talked about the remarkable Dell i5368-1692GRY and today it's time to look at the specked-out version of such a model; the Dell i5368-7643GRY.

This new convertible arrives with a killer set of specs such as an advanced RAM module, 256 GB of SSD storage and a top notch Core i5-6200U processor. Today we take a look and see exactly what this new laptop has to offer in our full review of the Dell i5368-7643GRY.

Pros:256GB SSD, 8GB DDR4 RAM, Core i5 6th generation, Full HD touchscreen display, amazing portability, competitive price.
Cons: integrated graphics chip, standard battery life.

[Review] Dell i5368-1692GRY This is your next laptop

To say that Dell has been doing a decent job as off late would be the understatement of a century. The newly privately held company has proved itself to be a worthy opponent in the consumer laptop market for over a year now. Case and point; its latest flagship mid-tier laptop under the name of Dell i5368-1692GRY.

This new laptop features a Full HD display, sixth generation Core i3 processor and the latest generation RAM, amongst many other advantages. Today we're going to take a long hard look at this model as we review the Dell i5368-1692GRY. Wanna tag along for the ride?

Pros: Full HD 13 inch display, Skylake Core i3 CPU, DDR4 SDRAM, lightweight design, Windows 10, extremely competitive price.Cons: no DVD reader, integrated graphics means it's not suited for gamers.

HP 14-an013nr Review of an outstanding cloudbook

Thanks to the advancements on both hardware and software, we’ve been able to get more interesting products every new year. Tablets have earned their place on our lives, and unique machines that rely more on internet connection than local storage seem more and more compelling every time.
In this review of the HP 14-an013nr we find ourselves with one of such products. This is a very unique laptop that makes some interesting decisions with an incredibly low price. Keep reading to find out why, and if this is what you’ve been looking for.
Pros: amazing Full HD display, lightweight design, extended connectivity, solid battery life, low price point, 4 GB of RAM.Cons: 32 GB of SSD storage (upgradable vía an SD card)

[Review] HP Pavilion 15-au030nr Stunning in every capacity

Depending on who you ask, this might be one of the best times to buy a new computer. We would be inclined to agree: there’s just too many cool things going around at the moment, like Intel’s latest Skylake generation, improved graphics on laptops, Windows 10 and general advancements on both hardware and software that have made computers more attractive than ever.

This is the review of the HP Pavilion 15-au030nr, one of the best proofs of everything we just said. It’s a mid-to-high end machine with great specs and a reasonable price, and we just can’t help but analyze it a little just to drive our point home.

Pros: Great Full HD display, powerful Skylake Core i7 processor, 12GB of the latest generation RAM.Cons: no backlit keyboard, standard hard drive.Buy this laptop today

Curse of the Webseries, A study on Webseries traffic loss

I've long been a fan of independent webseries. As a film student in my younger years I even thought (and wrote down) a web-series. However, a few years later, the "fad" seems to have worn off and while there are a few quality webseries around it doesn't seem like there's a solid business model to support this kind of format.

Sure, several webseries have explored financing methods thinking "outside the box" but it seems as though financing a webseries simply through Youtube ads isn't really enough (unless you don't pay the actors that is).

However, today I'd like to talk about a phenomenon I've noticed a few years back in regards to the webseries format and hoped it would change but, unfortunately that doesn't seem to be the case. I'm talking about the decline in traffic that webseries experience from the pilot episode going forward.

Riftworld Chronicles: Give it 2 minutes and you'll be hooked!

So most of our readers know that we rarely go off topic and talk about something other than tech related news, however today I'd like to talk to you guys about my newest guilty pleasure web-series called: Riftworld Chronicles. At just about 5 minutes per episode (excluding intro and ending credits) this is the show you simply can't afford not to watch. In fact, it's so witty and funny I dare you not to binge watch it in an hour or less.

[Thorough Review] Dell Inspiron i7359-1145SLV Worth every penny

Since Dell stopped being a publicly traded company and went back to being a private company there's been a lot of changes, primarily it has re-ignited its focus towards consumer laptops instead of just enterprise laptops. Proof of that is the company's latest lineup, one of which stands out under the name Dell Inspiron i7359-1145SLV.

This new hybrid laptop has made a name for itself thanks to its low cut price, Skylake generation Core i3 processor, quality build and - of course- its dual function that allows it to function as a fully fledged tablet. Today we go deep as we uncover the ins and outs in this review of the Dell Inspiron i7359-1145SLV.

Pros: 6th generation Core i3 CPU, 4 GB of upgradable RAM, touchscreen, high build quality, 500 GB of storage, good "bang for your buck".
Cons: No DVD tray, integrated graphics chip not aimed at gamers or graphic designers.Check out for pricing and availability

[Review] Lenovo Thinkpad 11E-G3 (20GB000LUS) Pros, Cons of a mighty student laptop

Finding a laptop fit for students as well as adults is not an easy challenge. Thankfully Lenovo decided to step in and ease the burden with its third generation Lenovo Thinkpad 11E-G3 netbook. This particular netbook has made a name for itself thanks to its ample SSD storage, 8 GB of RAM and ultra resistant body. Today we're ready to know everything there is to know about this model and invite you to do the same in our review of the Lenovo Thinkpad 11E-G3 3rd generation.

The Good: 8GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, lightweight design, extensive battery life, excellent price/spec relationship.
The Bad:No DVD drive, not suited for gaming.

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[Unbiased Review] HP Spectre 12-a001dx Everything you need to know

HP is dead set on making a name for itself in the convertible space. Recently we chatted up about the HP Spectre X2 12-a008nr and today we're gonna take a look at a more modest and "down to earth" model within the same lineup. Specifically we're going to review the HP Spectre 12-a001dx, a nice-and affordable - 12 inch convertible with a quality build, 128 GB of Solid state drive storage and a Skylake generation Core M processor, amongst other virtues. Let's get on with it!

Pros: Skylake generation Core M CPU, 128 GB of SSD storage, 12 inch WXGA display, quality construction, 10 hour battery life.
Cons: 4 GB of RAM (non upgradable), no standard USB 3.0 ports.Buy now HP Spectre 12-a001dx Unbiased review
Display and design

Perhaps the most attractive feature of the Spectre 12-a001dx is its design. This sophisticated convertible comes in with a 12 inch WLED touchscreen display with a 1920 by 1280 pixel resolution. If we assume that most of its competitors still carry a…

[Review] Asus Zenbook Flip UX360CA-DBM2T Take my money now!

While Asus currently ranks number 4 amongst the main laptop manufacturers in the world it's certainly not for a lack of trying. The company has taken the world by storm with its Zenbook series and it's latest flagship promises to consolidate the company's position even further.

 We're talking about the Asus Zenbook Flip UX360CA-DBM2T, a relatively inexpensive ultrabook that comes packed with stellar features such as a Full HD touchscreen, last generation Core M processor and massive SSD storage.

Finally, a true contender for Apple's own ultrabook lineup that's worth your money and then some. Now without further ado let's get to know this laptop in excruciating detail as we unravel our in depth review of the Asus Zenbook UX360CA-DBM2T.


Pros: 512GB SSD, Skylake Core M CPU, 8GB of RAM, stunning design, 12 hour battery life.
Cons: No DVD tray, no ethernet port, not suitable for gamers.

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[Review] Asus X205TA - HATM1102M Portability on a Budget

It's quite clear by now that Asus has no intention of slowing down in its quest to take over the laptop market. The company has managed to launch attractive prospects across all segments of the laptop market and its latest machine is proof that the company is not above selling a laptop basically at the same price it spent to build it if that means winning market share from its competitors. We're talking, of course, about the Asus X205TA-HATM1102M.

Priced within an extremely affordable bracket, the X205TA- HATM1102M flaunts a polished design, 32 GB of SSD storage, 8 hour battery life as well as the Windows 10 operating system. Today we take the gloves off and do an in depth review of the ASUS X205TA-HATM1102M to find out if it's all it's cracked up to be.

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[Review] HP Spectre X2 12-a008nr The convertible you've been waiting for

I'm not a big fan of convertible laptops since more often than not it feels like you're getting the worse of both worlds. However, that all changed when I met the HP Spectre X2 12-a008nr. This is an impressive laptop on its own right and doubles as an even more impressive tablet. Today we're gonna dive head first to know everything there is to know about this impressive cutting edge machine in our full review of the HP Spectre X2 12-a008nr.

Pros: Quality build, High definition display, 128GB of SSD storage, LTE connectivity support, 4 GB of RAM, Bang & Olufsen speaker technology, Core M3 processor, affordable price.
Cons: No dvd drive, no USB 3.0 ports.Check pricing and availabity

[Infographic] How people (Don't) Read Online

2.6 seconds: That's the amount of time you're going to spend scanning this site before deciding if it's actually worth your time or not. This post aims to shed some light over the online reading habits or better said; the online skimming habits.

To put it bluntly; people don't actually read online, at least that's what the numbers are telling us. This infographic was developed using two sources; Nielsen data and a study done by Chromebeat and while it might not reflect the reality for every user it's easy to see how it does reflect the majority.

38% of the people that have landed in this post have already left this site
For every 100 people that have arrived at this post organically, 38 have already left without even reading this paragraph. There are only 62 people left and 5% of those won't go beyond this paragraph.
The remaining readers who have gotten this far will only read about 20% of the actual words written in this post.
So; if people don't actua…

Ulefone Power 5 Pros and Cons you cannot Dismiss

Ulefone has certainly carved a name for itself in the affordable smartphone space and while the company may be unknown too many people in the western hemisphere they've actually been doing an amazing job for quite some time now. As the company expands beyond its borders and reaches new heights today we seek to take a look at one of its most promising new models; the Ulefone Power.

Specifically, we're gonna dive head first into the pros and cons of a phone that's so appealing it makes the Moto G look like a starter phone. Without further ado, here are the advantages and disadvantages of the Ulefone Power.

[Pros and Cons Review] Onda V96 Remix OS 2.0

There's no doubt at this point in time that tablets have gone mainstream, virtually everybody who wants a tablet can afford to buy one without tackling their 401K's. It's with this in mind that a slew of new manufacturers have gone out of their way to make a dent in the market; one of them being Onda.

Onda is not a huge company and it certainly doesn't have the reputation of brands like Teclast and Chuwi. However, the brand has taken it upon themselves to compete with models such as the recently released Onda V96 Remix OS 2.0.

Today we're gonna go beyond the superficial reviews and really tackle into the pros and cons of the Onda V96 Remix OS 2.0 to see if it's worth your hard earned money or if you should save your money for other models in the current market. Without further ado, let's get on with it.

Buy the Onda V96 Remix OS 2.0 tablet on sale today for $104 

My Horrible experience with Booking.com Customer service reps

I thought about this long and hard, I'm not one to criticize and in fact if you take a look around this site you'll see that opinion posts or experience posts are virtually non-existant. However, this case was just so infuriating I thought it best to put it out there and test what response I got.

 This is the story of my love affair with Booking.com and how it ultimately ended when i had the absolute worst customer experience with them. So here it goes. Here's the story of my horrible Booking customer service experience.

[Review] Dell XPS 9350-8008SLV an Offer you can't refuse

What happens when you want the best of the best for a laptop? Well, the first thing you want to do is to determine what exactly you want from your new machine. Big? Small? Best screen? You choose; but if you’re in the Windows space, you can be certain that you’ll eventually stumble upon a Dell XPS.

These machines are not only the best Dell has to offer, but also a high reference for the Windows platform as a whole. This is the review of theDell XPS 9350-8008SLV, one of such models. Keep reading to find out why this laptop sits so high on the scale.

Pros: amazing display, powerful internals, premium construction.Cons: no dedicated graphics, relatively small number of ports.


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[Review] Acer Aspire F5-573G-56CG, Exposing a Budget Powerhouse

As of late we're seeing how the tables have turned in the laptop market. What was once considered standard for high end models has now made its way down to the mid-tier. We're talking about features such as Full HD displays, SSD storage, dedicated graphics and so forth. Today we're gonna rob you of a couple of minutes of your busy schedule to invite you to read up on one of such models with our review of the Acer Aspire F5-573G-56CG.

Acer's newest bet for mid-range stardom features a Full HD display, Skylake generation processor, DDR4 RAM and a whole lot more for a staggering price. Eager to know more? Let's get to it!

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Reviewing the Dell OptiPlex 780 Desktop Package, double the fun

Assembling a desktop computer can be a little difficult, specially if you’re not well-versed with the knowledge the task usually requires. If you definetly want a desktop machine that just works, buying a complete set that includes CPU, display and peripherals is often the solution you are looking for.

This time around, we’ll present you with the review of the Dell OptiPlex 780 Desktop Package, a set that is sure to raise a couple of sights thanks to a unique offering and low price. Keep reading to find out what Dell has to offer with this one.

Pros: two displays, convenient package, lots of USB ports,low price point.Cons: older processor, no HDMI port.

[Review] ASUS K501UW-AB78 Best Bang for Buck Gaming laptop

When striking for a great price, how do you determine compromises? Building a great laptop is not an easy thing to do, because different people like different things, and even though some consumers will prefer bigger storage, you can bet there is another that will prefer a smaller size for a great screen.

Gamers are a specially demanding group of consumers, so pleasing them is no easy task. In this review of theASUS K501UW-AB78 we will try to answer: is this the best all-around gaming laptop available? Let's find out!

Pros: powerful performance, portable construction, solid state drive, amazing value.Cons: screen is not IPS.
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