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[Review] HP Pavilion 15-cs3019nr: A Game Changer

Pros
  • Superb battery life
  • High-end specs (512 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM, Core i7)
  • Fast charge technology
  • Lightweight design
Cons
  • You can't upgrade the RAM
  • No backlit keyboard
  • No fingerprint sensor

When looking for an affordable laptop one quickly realizes that it's a game of compromises. You have a nice display and you compromise on storage, you have a good processor and you compromise on design, basically, the only thing you don't compromise is on price point. However, once price stops being a big issue and you're able to stretch your budget in search of a high-end laptop you can forget about compromising - for the most part at least -.

Such is the case of HP's latest ultrabook; the HP Pavilion 15-cs3019nr. HP's new model comes packed with high-end features such as a quad-core Core i7 processor, a massive 512 GB SSD unit, and a very impressive 16 GB of RAM, not to mention many many more features that have us drooling. 

Today we're here to uncover what all of its specs mean for day to day users to figure out if this is the laptop you've been looking for. Join us as we tell you everything you need to know in this review of the HP Pavilion 15-cs3019nr.

[Review] HP 17-BY105: It's not gonna rock your world but it's alright

 

Pros
  • 256 GB SSD
  • Quad-core 10th generation i5 CPU
  • Extensive connectivity options
  • 8 GB of DDR4 RAM
Cons
  • HD Display


Up to a couple of years ago, the amount of people in the world that owned a laptop was very high and rapidly increasing. The thing is, not everyone owned a laptop: just the people that either needed it in order to work, study, or design. In 2020, though, a worldwide pandemic has forced everyone to stay cooped up at home and adapt to the new conditions, regardless of the area that they work in. 

Now, owning a good personal computer in order to be able to work from home is not just a luxury in many households, but also a priority. So, it's only natural to assume that getting your money's worth when investing in a laptop has never been more important.

Today we'll take you through our review of the HP 17-BY105 laptop, one of HP's most recent launches this 2020. Going from the simple design and style, all the way through to the 8th generation i5 processor that it boasts, that makes it the perfect addition to someone who is starting a new work-from-home chapter in their lives.

[Review] HP 14-DK1003DX: An Underwhelming PC best suited for Students


Pros
  • Hybrid Storage unit with 628 GB in total
  • Dual core CPU with 8 GB of RAM
  • Unpretentious design
  • Extensive connectivity options
Cons
  • Limited Battery life
  • HD Display

Nowadays finding a perfectly balanced laptop is more important than ever. With many of us having to quarantine for one reason or another it's clear that we have to get used to working from home and we're going to need the perfect device to do so. 

That's were HP's latest mid-range model comes in; the HP 14-DK1003DX, an affordable 14-inch laptop that's managed to surprise us thanks to its use of a massive hybrid storage unit, lightweight design and ample RAM for intensive multitaskers. Today we're determined to get to know this top seller in-depth as we dive headfirst onto this review of the HP 14-DK1003DX to figure out if this is the best laptop for you or if you're better off looking elsewhere.

[Review] Asus VivoBook Flip 14 J401MA-YS02: Beware!


Pros
  • Great Battery Life
  • 14 inch Full HD Display
  • 64 GB of eMMC storage (upgradeable)
Cons
  • Limited I/O ports
  • Windows S Mode (easily switchable).

While it's true that 2-in-1 laptops didn't turn out to be the top-sellers everyone had hoped for a few years back, these kinds of laptops have still managed to find themselves a loyal follower base who would much rather get a tablet and a laptop than have to purchase these things separately.

It's within this particular niche that companies such as Asus have managed to shine thanks to their affordable models that pack the perfect balance between price and overall specs. In this regard, there's one particular model that has managed to outshine several of its competitors, we're talking about the ASUS VivoBook Flip 14 J401MA-YS02, a 14-inch convertible that packs some pretty decent specs for the price. 

Today we're going to get to know this compelling convertible as we dive into our review of the Asus VivoBook Flip 14 J401MA-YS02 and find out if it's our best bet or if we'd be better off looking elsewhere.

[Review] Asus VivoBook 15 F512DA-NH77: Not for Everyone


Pros
  • Ergonomic backlit keyboard
  • Quad Core AMD Processor
  • Full HD display
  • 512 GB of SSD Storage
  • 8 GB of DDR4 RAM (easily upgradeable)
Cons
  • Limited battery life
  • No ethernet port

Asus has been on a pretty good streak lately when it comes to launching balanced, competitive laptops. Recently we've talked in-depth about the Asus VivoBook 15  F512JA-AS34 and now it's time to take on it's more "mid-range" variant; the Asus VivoBook 15 F512DA-NH77. 

The new model seeks to change the modest i3 CPU for a much more efficient Ryzen 7 and its 128 GB of SSD for a far more spacious 512 GB of storage, a very interesting upgrade indeed.

So far, Asus's new mid-range flagship has managed to steal itself a cozy spot amongst Amazon's Best Selling Laptops. But; does it deserve such a privileged position? Today we tackle the review of the Asus VivoBook 15 F512DA-NH77 to find out. 

[Review] Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R5RE: A No-Brainer for Most of us

Pros
  • Great Battery Life
  • Quad-Core CPU with 8 GB of RAM
  • Full HD Display
  • 256 GB of SSD storage
Cons
  • Slightly "boring" design
  • No USB Type C port.

In our extensive experience in the laptop review space, we have encountered several different models. Some laptops are way too overpriced or "overspeced" for the use most people will give them whilst others fall short one way or another and simply don't make the cut.

Today we have an incredibly rare occurrence; a laptop that's just right for most people at a price that's incredibly balanced. We're talking, of course, about the Acer Aspire 5 A515-43-R5RE.

 A well-balanced machine that has managed the unimaginable; an almost unanimous 5-star rating from the moment it became available. Acer's latest venture onto the mid-range segment comes with everything we'd hope for, no more and no less. Without further ado, let's get on with this review.

Design6
Display7
Hardware8
Graphics7
Battery Life7
Connectivity8

Who is this for?

The A515-43-R5RE is a great option for anyone looking to purchase a laptop for everyday tasks such as surfing the web, editing documents, streaming movies and so forth. It's not as "interesting" as Acer's high end model and not as limited as the more affordable models. However, it's the perfect choice for most users that don't want to overspend on features they will never use.
7.5
Rating

[Review] Asus L406MA-WH02: You either Love it or Hate it


Pros
  • Affordable Price Point
  • Great Battery Life
  • Lightweight design (2.1 pounds).
  • 1-Year Office 365 subscription.
  • Fanless design
Cons
  • 64 GB of Storage (upgradeable through microSD card slot).
  • No USB Type C port.
Not everyone has the same computational needs. Some people use their laptop a couple of times a week, others use it several hours a day. Some people use their laptops for heavy-duty tasks such as gaming whilst others buy a 1500 dollar laptop just to browse the web and send a couple of emails.

Here at 9to5gadgets we're not fans of overpaying and if you're reading this review then there's a pretty fat chance you're not either.

Today we want to take you through the Asus Vivobook L406MA-WH02, a modest laptop that finds its ideal audience amongst those looking for portability above all else.

This laptop - or better yet; netbook - is not suitable for the hardcore user but for the casual laptop user this is just about the best option currently available at this price point. Without further ado, let's get cracking!