Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R1S6 Review: The Ultimate Laptop!!

Looking for a high-end laptop that won't compromise on a slick and portable design in favor of top-notch components? Hard, huh? Well, today we're happy to share that we've stumbled upon one such unicorn.

The Acer Swift X SFX14-41G-R1S6 is the perfect choice for those who want to do more with their laptop. It’s powerful, sleek, and stylish – and it has everything you need to get things done.

Packed with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor, an NVIDIA RTX3050Ti graphics card, 16GB of LPDDRX RAM, and a massive 512GB SSD, this laptop is ready to get down with the best of 'em. Unsure if this laptop will be up to the challenge? Let's find out!

Who's it for?

=> Students - This could be a bit of an overkill for students but it's definitely not going to fall short of their needs, whatever these may be. With enough RAM to multitask like a pro and a dedicated Graphics card to allow you to work on Photoshop like a pro, we're struggling to come up with a single reason why we wouldn't recommend this laptop for students beyond the fact that they can go for something more affordable such as the Acer Aspire 5 A515-46-R14K.

=> Business Professionals - Be it a small business owner that needs to keep track of the accounting and systems in place, be it a freelance designer, this notebook has every business professional covered.

=> Graphic Artists - It's packing a dedicated Graphics card so no doubt you will be able to work with 3D rendering software or run professional programs like Premier and Photoshop without breaking a sweat.

=> Casual Gamers - While there's a dedicated graphics onboard, we would not recommend this laptop as a gaming station. However, for casual gamers who want to play here and there, it's the perfect solution for portability and performance.

Who's it NOT for?

=> Casual users - If you're just looking for a laptop to check your email, edit a couple of spreadsheets, browse the web and talk with friends we'll do you a solid and save you a few hundred dollars by pointing you in the direction of either the Acer Aspire 5 A515-55-35SE or the HP 14-fq0090nr. Both of these models will suit you perfectly whilst not costing you as much.

If your needs are relatively simple you could also consider something more flexible like a Chromebook convertible such as the HP Chromebook x360 14a-ca0022nr.

Top 7 Reasons to Buy the Acer Aspire 5 A515-55-35SE

It can be hard to find the perfect laptop. It's easy to get overwhelmed by all of the information out there and buy a laptop that turns out to not be what you wanted. In fact, that's why we as a website exist, precisely to help nudge people in the right direction as to what laptop will best suit their needs.

It's with that in mind that today we want to talk to you guys about a model we've reviewed in the past; the Acer Aspire 5 A515-55-35SE. Specifically, we want to break down 7 easy to understand reasons why we recommend this particular model. Ready? Let's get cracking!

ASUS VivoBook 15 S513UA-DS74 Review: (Almost) Perfect

 

Pros
  • Good Build Quality
  • Full HD IPS display with good viewing angles
  • Octa-core CPU and 1 TB of SSD
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Upgradable RAM
Cons
  • No graphics card
  • Battery life is slightly limited

Finding the perfect mid-range laptop is far from easy. There are so many factors to take into consideration depending on each particular user profile. Do you need a dedicated graphics card? Do you need a high-powered CPU? Is battery life a deal-breaker? So many questions that you need to ask yourself when researching your next laptop.

It's with that in mind that today we're happy to introduce the ASUS VivoBook 15 S513UA-DS74, a solid mid-range laptop that promises to be the perfect compromise of everything. A high-end processor, generous storage, enough RAM (that can be upgraded), a sharp display, lightweight design, and sufficient battery life. Overall, a laptop that has it all - though in different shapes and sizes -.

But, is this the notebook you've been searching for? Will it fit your needs? That's what we're here to figure out!

Who's it for?

=>College Students - The ASUS VivoBook 15 S513UA-DS74 would be the perfect laptop for a college student. It is thin and light, so it can fit in a backpack effortlessly. What's more, it has enough horsepower to run just about every program that you would need in college.

=> Professionals - This laptop is also suited for professionals who wish to have a powerful and portable device on the go.

=> Writers/Bloggers - The combination of its lightweight design, ergo lift backlit keyboard and powerful internals make it a shoe-in for professional writers who want a machine that can not only be used to write but also to comfortably edit, upload pictures and work on the go.

=> Casual users - While this laptop is hardly targeting the casual user, it's got enough built-in horsepower to handle just about any task a casual user would throw at it. Sure enough, it's overkill and you'd be better off with a Chromebook such as the ASUS Chromebook Flip C433TA-AS384T and the HP Chromebook x360 14a-ca0022nr but if you fancy it then it definitely won't let you down.

[Review] Asus VivoBook 15 M515UA-ES56: Everything You Need


The Asus M515UA-ES56 is the latest VivoBook from Asus, a slick and modern mid-range laptop that has managed to climb the ranks and earn itself a pretty good reputation.

But don't be fooled by its sleek and modern design as this might just be one of the most balanced mid-range laptops within its price range.

For starters, the M515UA-ES56 is powered by a hexa-core AMD processor which has proven to be very powerful and efficient for the average user. Alongside the processor, its 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 512GB PCIe SSD, have helped this notebook become one of the most popular student/professional laptops.

Without further ado, let’s get on with this review!

Who’s it for?

=> Students - You’re looking for a laptop that can handle your everyday tasks such as emailing and video streaming. You don’t want to spend more than $600 on a device, but you also need something that has the specs to last you at least a few years.

=> Professionals - This laptop is good for you because you need a laptop that can handle your daily workload - web browsing, word processing, video editing, and streaming.

=> Software developers - As long as you’re not working with GPU-intensive tasks such as 3D rendering, this laptop can handle just about anything you throw at it. That means running virtual machines, compiling code, debugging, and of course, running your IDE.

=> Content creators - For the same reasons mentioned above, this laptop is great for content creators such as YouTubers and Twitch streamers.

Who’s it not for?

=> Graphic designers - If you’re working on projects that require the GPU to render lots of textures such as designing a game or creating 3D art, then you should consider looking for a laptop with a dedicated GPU.

=> Gamers - If your budget is less than $800 and you play graphically intensive games, the M515UA-ES56 may not be for you.

=> Video editors - While this device comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor, the M515UA-ES56 lacks a dedicated GPU which means it's not a laptop we'd recommend for professional-grade video editing.

[Review] Lenovo IdeaPad 1 81VU0079US: Not Impressed


Entry-level laptops have been around for years now but only recently has their popularity increased due to a shift in consumer preferences. In today's society, people want something that is not too expensive but can still perform relatively well. This type of laptop offers an inexpensive alternative to high-end computers which usually cost anywhere from $800-$1200 dollars.

The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 81VU0079US is a great example of this as it comes in at just under $300, yet features a nice Intel Celeron processor, 4 gigs of RAM, and 64 GB of eMMC storage to get you started.

Sure enough, this model is not for everyone, and it's a far cry from the recently reviewed Asus L410-PS04 or even the Asus L510MA-DB02, but it's definitely still got its advocates and today we're here to see why this laptop has garnered such positive customer reviews. Let's get on that!

Who's it for?

=>Students - There is no doubt that this laptop is great for students, or even homeschooled children. It's affordable for families on a budget and still performs at a level that most will find suitable for their needs.  

=>Business People - The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 81VU0079US, in my opinion, is a more than adequate computer for business people. It's portable and durable making it an ideal choice for the road. Plus, at just over 3 lbs, or 1.36 kgs, there is no need to lug around that 6 lb or heavier 12-pound laptop anymore.

=> Elder citizens - This computer is perfect for the elderly. It's lightweight and yet durable enough to handle constant use. The weight alone can remove a ton of stress from your shoulder, neck, or back region.

=>People looking for a secondary or backup laptop - This model in S mode is ideal for those that want a second/backup computer with Windows 10. It's smaller and lighter than most, and since it runs Windows 10 in S mode, you don't have to worry about viruses or any other harmful software.

=> People who don't want a Chromebook - While a lot of people can get by with a browser and little else, it's this "little else" that this Lenovo laptop offers. That means being able to run a few Microsoft programs as well as other software. Sure, we're still looking at an entry-level device here but it still features a few extra functions that are exclusive to windows as we've seen on or post discussing the pros and cons of Chromebooks.

[Review] Asus L410-PS04: A Game-Changing Entry-Level Laptop


Pros
  • Ultraportable design
  • Full HD display
  • 128 GB of SSD and 4 GB of RAM (upgradable)
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Generous battery life
Cons
  • No ethernet port
  • No fingerprint reader

Asus has really stepped up its game this year! The company seems determined to take over the entry-level segment with compelling laptops that offer some serious bang for your buck.

Recently we talked in-depth about the Asus L510MA-DB02 and today we're set to review the DB02's "little brother", the Asus L410MA-PS04, a 14-inch notebook that takes on all of the best features of the DB02 and adds a few of its own.

Without further ado, let's get on with it!

Who's it for?

=>Students - If you're a student on the go with a tight budget for your next laptop, consider the Asus L410MA-PS04. The compact and lightweight design is perfect for carrying around in bags or backpacks. It also features enough horsepower to let you perform your tasks while its generous battery life ensures you a charger-free backpack.

=> Business Professionals - If you don't need to work with heavy software and graphically demanding apps then the L410-PS04 will likely fit the bill of what you're looking for. Mainly if your computing tasks will consist of emails, videoconferences, browsing the internet and editing reports then this notebook can definitely help you out.

=> Writers/Bloggers - If you're looking for a simple-to-use, compact and lightweight laptop to get your creative juices flowing on the go then this one is for you.

Asus L510MA-DB02 Review: Time to Elevate Your Productivity

 

Pros
  • Lightweight and thin body with a solid build quality
  • Beautiful Full HD Display
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Upgradable Storage and RAM
  • Ample connectivity options
Cons
  • Limited viewing Angles
  • VGA webcam

When you’re looking for a good entry-level laptop, it can be hard to find one that doesn't make one-to-many compromises. You want something that will last and perform well. But the problem is, most of them are made with low-quality materials which result in an underpowered machine that would rather be used as a bookend than a computer!

These laptops are often cheap and flimsy pieces of machinery that just can't keep up with the demands put on them by their owners. They're either too slow or not able to handle more than basic tasks without overheating and shutting down.

However, there are some brands out there who have managed to make these machines perform well enough for everyday use - but they aren't easy to find among all the other options available on the market today.

This article will introduce you to one such option: The Asus L510MA-DB02 Laptop Computer! A revelation that has taken the market by storm thanks to its balanced specs and very tight price point. But, is it right for you? Let's dig in and find out!

Who's it for?

=> Students: This machine is ideal for students who need something that can handle basic everyday needs like email, web surfing, and word processing.

=> Office worker: If you're a moderate computer user who spends the majority of their time doing spreadsheets, sending emails, or updating documents then this laptop may be just what you're looking for.

=> Travelers: If you're a road warrior or often find yourself on the move then this laptop will suit your needs well. Its lightweight and slim design make it great for taking with you while staying relatively inexpensive to replace if anything happens during transit!

=> Writers/Bloggers: If you want an inexpensive writer's computer that you can take with you anywhere then this is the one for you. It has enough power to run professional writing software without any issues and will be able to handle basic day-to-day tasks easily.

=> Casual Users: This laptop is also a good option for those who want to be able to quickly access the internet and other documents without spending too much money.

[Review] HP 17-cn0021nr: A Balanced 17-inch Laptop


Finding the perfect 17-inch laptop is difficult. The laptops are either too expensive, have terrible battery life, or still carry around displays from the early 2000's. However, with HP’s newest release of the HP 17-cn0021nr, you can finally find what you are looking for!

This laptop features a Core i5 processor, 256 GB of SSD storage, and a solid battery life amongst its most prominent points. All, at a very reasonable and budget-friendly price point.

But, will this laptop be enough to meet all of your needs? That's what we're here to find out! Let's get cracking!

Chromebooks: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly


Chromebooks have been around for almost a decade now, but they've never really taken off, except in the educational segment. However, lately, there's been a huge surge in their mainstream popularity — and it's not hard to see why.

Chromebooks are cheaper than traditional laptops and can offer many of the same features such as long battery life (depending on your model), lightweight design, and security updates that automatically install without user intervention.

But this technology isn't perfect - Chromebooks often lack some of the more advanced features like Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop which might be needed by some users. And while you don't need an internet connection to use one, you will need one if you want to download apps from Google Play or make use of other advanced features, like voice typing.

It's with that in mind that today we're going to tackle the pros and cons of Chromebooks mainly to help educate people about them and provide some much-needed clarity about how they work.

HP Chromebook x360 14a-ca0022nr Review: Great for Students!

Looking for a laptop that can be used as both a tablet and a laptop for those long cramming sessions?

The HP Chromebook x360 14a-ca0022nr is perfect for students and has garnered excellent reviews from them. It’s lightweight, thin, and has decent enough specs to elevate your productivity without emptying out your bank account.

What's more, if you want something that will last all day without needing to plug in or worry about your battery dying midway through class then this might be the best laptop for you. With a battery that lasts up to 12 hours on one charge, it will last all day!

But, is it the right convertible laptop for you? Can I get the job done? That's what we're here to figure out!