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[Review] ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA-DBM1T the Windows MacBook

It's official; you're out of excuses for not buying a high end laptop/convertible. Asus has unveiled its newest and most promising convertible to date, a model that's so advanced yet so affordable that you simply can't afford not to buy it. We're talking of course about the ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA-DBM1T.

Asus's latest flagship comes with all the best features you'd expect and quite a few you wouldn't. We're talking about a Full HD display, 512GB of SSD storage, 8GB of RAM and the latest generation Core M processor amongst many, many other advantages. Care to know more? Then come on down as we explore everything there is to know about this notebook in this in depth review of the ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA-DBM1T.
Pros: 512GB SSD storage, Core M3 6Y30, 8GB of RAM, Full HD IPS touchscreen, Cortana Premium Voice certified, up to 12 hours of battery life, under 3 pounds, USB type C port.
Cons: No ethernet port.

[Review] HP Spectre X360 13-4193NR All you need and More

Sometimes finding the perfect laptop can be a hard task and sometimes it can be quite easy. In the case of the HP Spectre X360 13-4193NR it's a pretty easy task since this is hands down one of the best convertibles we've seen to date both in terms of general specs as well as in the price/specs balance. Overall, this is an excellent convertible that stands out in a crowd where many convertibles still opt for hard drive instead of SSD storage and 15 inch displays instead of 13 inch displays.

Without further ado, today we invite you to get to know this model in depth as we dive into our review of the HP Spectre X360 13-4193NR where we explore its pros, cons and everything in between of this amazing and quite affordable convertible.

[Review] Dell i3168-0027RED Affordable: Yes Bad: No

It seems as though there are two kinds of convertibles: the ones that have more in common with a tablet and the ones that have more in common with a laptop. It's hard to find a middle ground in this segment even though finding the middle ground is kind of the point to the whole convertible laptop thing. Today we're going to take on a convertible that does its best to meet us with the best of both worlds. Specifically we're going to review the Dell i3168-0027RED.

This affordable convertible packs a nice 11 inch display, eMMC storage and the processor we've come to expect on entry level laptops. Without further ado, let's get down to business!

Pros and cons:
Pros: Celeron N3060 CPU, eMMC storage, lightweight original design, 3 USB ports, decent battery life, extremely competitive price.
Cons: 2GB of RAM limit multitasking capabilities.

[Review] Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-C3PV cheap but great

Acer has been working hard to get a foot in the convertible market and we believe the company might've just found their ticket in. Specifically, we're talking about the Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-C3PV, a very affordable 11 inch convertible that arrives with a Celeron processor, 4GB of upgradable RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage amongst many other virtues. Today we're determined to get to know this model in depth as we review the Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-C3PV.
Pros: Celeron N3060 CPU, 4GB of RAM (upgradable), 64GB eMMC storage, HD display, lightweight design, up to 8 hours of battery life, low price point, ethernet port.
Cons: Storage is eMMC not SSD.

[Review] Dell Inspiron i3169-0013GRY Performance and Personality rolled into one

We've covered in depth Dell's lower end convertibles which have more in common with a high end tablet than they do with a mid range laptop. However, now it's time to look at  more high end models such as the Dell Inspiron i3169-0013GRY.

This new convertible doesn't qualify as a high end convertible neither is specs nor in price, however it does sit comfortably in the segment of mid range laptops that also happen to be convertibles. To this point we've got a Core M3 processor, 4GB of RAM, ample storage as well as the ever present flip screen with touch capabilities. Without further delay, let's get on with our review of the Dell Inspiron i3169-0013GRY.
Pros: Core M3 CPU, 500GB of storage, 4GB of RAM (maximum 8GB), 3 USB ports + HDMI port, lightweight design. 
Cons: 2 cell battery offers between 4-5 hoursCheck pricing and availability

[Review] Asus R554LA-RH31T(WX) a MacBook lookalike convertible

Though it's true that convertibles mostly thrive in smaller form factors that doesn't stop manufacturers from launching convertible laptops with bigger form factors. Such is the case of Asus, a company that hasn't specialized on convertibles as much as Dell or HP have, yet has experience even before they arrived in the scene thanks to its transformer lineup.

Today we're going to share with you guys our review of the Asus R554LA-RH31T(WX), an interesting convertible that packs a Core i3 CPU, 500GB of storage and actually opts to include a DVD drive, a true rarity within this for factor. Without further delay, let's get on with it!

Pros: DVD drive, 6GB of RAM (upgradable to 8GB), Core i3, low price tag.
Cons: 4th generation Core i3 instead of 6th generation.

[Review] Dell Inspiron i3168-0029GRY Striking a balance between a high end tablet and a low end laptop

Convertibles are here to stay, at least that's what HP and Dell would tell you based on their recent launches. Both companies have invested an awful lot in this new segment which seems to be gaining a lot of traction, especially amongst those consumers who either can't afford to buy a tablet and a laptop as well as those who simply don't see the point in buying both products.

It's with this in mind that Dell has introduced a new convertible that takes the best of both worlds-along with an accessible price tag- , the one we're gonna review today. Specifically we're gonna take on the review of the Dell Inspiron i3168-0029GRY, a nice 11 inch convertible that stands out thanks to its latest generation Celeron CPU, eMMC storage unit and quite a bit more features we'll cover in depth.

Pros: Celeron N3060 processor, eMMC storage, touchscreen, USB ports as well as an HDMI port, weighs a little over 3 pounds, price is pretty hard to beat.
Cons: 2GB of RAM makes this …

[Review] HP 15-Af015nr a nice entry level laptop for all budgets

Netbooks have proven to be a very popular and relevant in between category since their launch; all thanks to their portability and low price. One of their trademarks is the size —they’re usually very small, perfect for those who are looking for portability.
In this case we have the review of theHP 15-Af015nr a laptop that would usually qualify as a netbook thanks to its extremely low price, but that offers a much bigger size than usual for this category. Keep reading to find out what this machine is all about.
Pros: 15 inch display, AMD processor, 4GB of RAM (not that common in this price range), full keyboard, extensive connectivity.
Cons: Running on Windows 8 (freely updatable to Windows 10)
HP 15-Af015nr Review of an entry level AMD laptop
Touchscreen and design
The HP 15-Af015nrhas an all-black body that we can’t help but like thanks to its discrete look. We said this is a big laptop, but in reality it's only bigger for the price. It’s a medium size, 15.6 inches. Fortunately, thanks…

[Review] Asus Q304UA-BBI5T10 now that's what we're talking about!

In the wake of tablets, a trend that began with the iPad and has proven to give PC manufacturers lots of headaches, both Microsoft and those manufacturers have evolved their products to meet those new demands. Specifically, Windows 10 and hardware, respectively.
In this case we have an offering from Asus. This is the review of the Asus Q304UA-BBI5T10, a so called “2-in-1” that promises the performance of a fully fledged computer that also happens to be convertible and turn not only into a tablet, but a standing display as well, all thiswrapped up with a very competitive price tag.
Pros: powerful Intel core i5, USB Type-C, Full HD display, backlit keyboard, 3.3 pounds.
Cons: display isn’t IPS, we would prefer a smaller SSD

[Review] Dell i3169-0011RED a Very Convenient convertible for all the right reasons

Small and low-price laptops belong to a very relevant category of users (perhaps the biggest in raw numbers, in fact) who look for portability and a simple yet useful experience, all of this without having to invest too much money to achieve it.
In this case we have the review of the Dell i3169-0011RED, a laptop that aims for this kind of balance; but with a twist: it’s also a convertible. That means that you could potentially kill two birds with one stone —if you also happen to be looking for a tablet.
Pros: convertible, portable size, 500 GB of hard drive, Intel Core M3 processor, affordable price point.
Cons: display isn’t IPS, an SSD would’ve been better

[Review] Dell i3169-0010BLU a powerful Core M convertible

Dell has been leading the charge in the convertible space along with HP and both companies have managed to launch to market exceptional products at exceptional prices. Today we're gonna talk to you guys about a very interesting 11 inch convertible under the name of Dell i3169-0010BLU.

This new convertible stands out thanks to its colorful design, Core M3 processor, 500GB of storage, entry level price and attractive display. Without further ado, let's get on with our review of the Dell i3169-0010BLU.

HP ENVY m6-w103dx Review of a Power player in the convertible space

Convertibles are all over the place and whilst the most popular models still seem to be those who deliver a modest performance, some models still stand out thanks to its high end components coupled with a convenient price. Such is the case of the model we're gonna tackle today as we dive head first onto our review of the HP ENVY m6-w103dx, an affordable high end convertible.Wanna come along for the ride?

Pros; Full HD display, Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, ethernet port available, convertible.
Cons: no dvd reader, no dedicated graphics chip for heavy duty graphic intensive tasks (gaming).

[Review] HP Pavilion x360 15-bk010nr a Performance beast

Lately it seems as though there are two kinds of consumer laptops; the traditional format and convertibles. The latter models have been taking over the market in part thanks to the novelty factor and in part due to the additional functions that they offer the end user.

Alongside Dell, HP is the other company that's been hard at work in this segment and today we're honored to tackle one of its latest achievements as we review the HP Pavilion 15-bk010nr x360.

Endowed with a Full HD display, a latest generation Core i5 processor, anaffordable priceand a rather generous battery life, this model has quickly gone up the ranks to become a bestseller within this category. Today we aim to check it out and see what all the fuss is about to help you decide if its worth your money or not.

The pros and cons:

Pros: Core i5 6th generation, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, 8 hour battery life, ethernet port (not usual on convertibles), Full HD display.
Cons: No dedicated graphics chip, storage is a …

[Review] Lenovo Flex 3 1130 80LY0010US an interesting convertible

Convertibles are coming in left and right in all shapes and sizes, most prominently in the 11 inch form factor with SSD storage and limited RAM. As we seek to explore the most compelling convertibles in the market for both specs and price, we came across the newly released Lenovo Flex 3 1130 2-in-1 80LY0010US.

This new convertible comes in at a tight price point and features an Intel Celeron processor, SSD storage and a touchscreen, making it what we'd call a hybrid cloudbook/convertible. Today we're gonna take a deeper look as we review the Lenovo Flex 3 1130 2-in-1 80LY0010US to see what this notebook has in store. If you're considering purchasing this notebook then we seriously urge you to take a few minutes to read our review and come up with your own conclusions.

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[Review] Lenovo Ideapad 100S 80R200BWUS an ultra cheap Cloudbook

While cloudbooks are still a long way from being actual desktop replacements, the latest cloudbooks to hit the market arrive with competitive prices and nice features for a "secondary or travel laptops". Such is the case of Lenovo's latest entry to this segment; the Lenovo Ideapad 100S 80R200BWUS.

This inexpensive cloudbookpacks an Intel Atom processor, SSD storage and a very appealing 8 hour battery life. Today we set out to know this new model's in's and out's in depth as we review the Lenovo Ideapad 100S 80R200BWUS. Wanna tag along?

Pros: 8 hour battery life, ample connectivity, quad core processor, very low price point.
Cons: 2GB of RAM limit multitasking.

HP ENVY 15-as020nr Performance Review of a high end laptop

HP is setting the bar pretty high when it comes to mid range and high end laptops. Recently we reviewed the HP 15-ay018nr which packs a punch thanks to its low cost price coupled with a state of the art Core i7, 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. Today we go even further towards exploring the high end of HP's lineup with this review of the HP ENVY 15-as020nr.

The company's latest flagship packs a Core i7, 12GB of the latest generation RAM and a Full HD touchscreen. Now it's time for us to weigh in on this laptop's overall performance and see if it's got what it takes to be a big seller.
The Good: Full HD touchscreen, 6th gen Core i7, 12GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, almost 11 hours of battery life, conveniently priced.
The Bad: No dedicated GPU, no DVD reader nor ethernet port.

[Review] HP Spectre X360 13-4193dx N5S04UAR

What does the word “premium” constitute? It used to be not long ago, in the realm of PCs, that power was the sole factor on determining a laptop’s “premium” status. Today, that’s no longer the case. We’ve come to such a point where “power” is accessible on almost all levels.

That’s why other features have come to be of greater importance. This is the review of the HP Spectre X360 13-4193dx, a relatively affordably pricedmachine that takes care of all of these extra features and, ironically, also has all the power you’ll ever need. Pros: powerful Core i7 processor, QHD display, attractive design, 12 hour battery life.
Cons: screen is not IPS, no dedicated graphics

[Review] Dell i3168-0028BLU Halfway between a tablet and an entry level laptop

Deciding between a solid windows laptop and a tablet can be quite challenging, sometimes you're simply at a loss. That's where convertibles come in and the reason they've been a major success headlining several bestseller lists across the globe.

Pioneering this "movement" is Dell, who has a lot of convertibles up it's sleeve. Today we're gonna take a long hard look at one of its most budget-friendly models, and review the Dell i3168-0028BLU.

This convertible packs a lightweight design, the latest Celeron processor, SSD storage and a long lasting battery life, all while operating Windows 10 and rocking a low cut price. Ready to meet your next convertible?

Pros: Celeron N3060, 8 hour battery life, sturdy and colorful design, several connectivity options, touchscreen display with an HD resolution.
Cons: 2GB of RAM limits your multitasking abilities, 32GB of base storage imply you need an external drive to use this as a stand-alone laptop.

[Review] Dell Inspiron i3169-0012WHT Powerful Core M Convertible

As of late we're seeing convertibles flood the market. Initially being rather expensive and limited machines, it seems that lately they're becoming cheaper as well as better equipped. Today we're on our way to review the Dell Inspiron i3169-0012WHT, a very interesting convertible packing a Core M processor and a very low price point. Without further ado, let's get down to business!

[Review] Dell Inspiron i7359-6793SLV what you Should Know before making a decision

Convertibles are clearly taking over the market as more and more users start to see the benefits of adopting this kind of laptop over the more "conventional models". One of the companies in charge of pioneering this "revolution" is undoubtedly Dell, who has taken on this new format with open arms and a heavy load of R&D.

Today we'd like to take on the review of the Dell Inspiron i7359-6793SLV, a stylish convertible that's quickly becoming a bestseller thanks to its top notch specs coupled with a relatively affordable price. Remember, when you buy a convertible you're not just investing in a laptop, you're also getting an amazing tablet. That said, let's get started!

The Good: Core i7 (Skylake), 8GB of RAM, FHD display, 13.3 inch diagonal, 1TB of storage, competitive price.
The Bad: Up to 6 hours of battery life, mechanical drive instead of SSD.

[Review] Dell i5368-10024GRY a Winner on all fronts

Buying a new laptop can be a somewhat daunting and intimidating task. There's simply too many variables to consider! Do I want an HDD or SSD? Normal display or touchscreen? Laptop or convertible? DDR4 or DDR3 RAM? You catch my drift...

Well today we're ready to set sail on our review of the Dell i5368-10024GRY, a laptop that should make the daunting process of selecting a notebook much easier. You see, this laptop comes packed with everything you could want and then some. Top notch processor? Check! Spacious SSD storage? Check! Option to be used as a tablet? Check! Affordable price point? Check!

Don't worry, you don't have to take our word for it, you can see this for yourself in the customer reviews and if that's not enough then we gladly invite you to read our review to see if this laptop will ultimately meet your needs.

Pros: 6th generation Core i7, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, ample battery life, lightweight design, Full HD display.
Cons: no ethernet port, not devel…

[Review] Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-52JR Above and beyond our expectations

Premium laptops are no longer exclusive to manufacturers such as Dell, HP and Apple. Acer is also joining in on the fun with the launch of a series of very interesting, high end laptops at affordable prices. Such is the case of the model we're set on studying today so tag along as we review the Acer Aspire S 13 S5-371-52JR.

Acer's latest flagship comes with a slew of attractive features such as a sixth generation i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and - most remarkably- an ample 256GB SSD storage unit. Now, without further delay, let's get down to our review of this very competitively priced laptop...

Pros: 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, Full HD Display, under 3 pounds, USB type-C port, Skylake Core i5, up to 11 hours of battery life.
Cons: No ethernet port, no DVD reader.

[Review] Acer Aspire E E5-575-52JF Great Performance on a Budget

The best thing about the constant advancements in technology is that the most advanced features in electronic products become cheaper and cheaper with every new iteration. That’s why the mid-tier laptops are more interesting than ever.
In this case we have the review of the Acer Aspire E E5-575-52JF, one of such laptops that promises great performance coupled with a great price. Join us below to make sure if that’s the case, and if this is the machine you’re looking for.
Pros: speedy Core i5 processor, three USB 3.0 ports, DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), low price.
Cons: Hard drive instead of SSD unit, no backlit keyboard

[Review] Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5357 a most surprising convertible

Most people would think that hybrid laptops, also known as convertibles, would stick to a very strict category of entry-level machines with lower components to be able to fit all the parts in a portable and flexible package. Well, apparently, those people would be wrong.

The reality is much more varied in options and sizes, fortunately. This time we have the review of the Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5357, which happens to be one of such convertibles that break the notion of low-powered machines. Let’s see what Toshiba has for us.

Pros: Full HD IPS display, Intel Core i5 processor, backlit keyboard, 8GB of RAM.
Cons: Mechanical hard drive instead of SSD. Lookup pricing and availability

[Review] Dell i5368-8833GRY Is Everything you've been Looking for and more

Convertibles are all the rage right now and if there are two companies that know about this it's Dell and HP. Both companies keep launching attractive convertibles that deliver a great balance between price and performance. Today we'd like to tackle the review of the Dell i5368-8833GRY, one of Dell's most attractive up and coming convertibles.

Dell's new proposal comes packed with the latest generation Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, amongst a broad range of other virtues. Now, without further ado, let's get to it.

Pros: 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 6th generation Core i7, 13 inch FHD touchscreen, USB type C port, long lasting battery life.
Cons: Mechanical hard drive instead of SSD.Check the customer reviews

[Review] HP ENVY 15-w110nr a Convertible on Steroids

We've talked extensively about convertible laptops over the past few weeks. It really seems as though manufacturers are placing a firm bet on this segment and one of the companies that's betting the most on this market is HP with its X360 lineup. Today we're up and ready to do an in depth review of the HP ENVY 15-w110nr, one of the company's latest and most promising ventures into the convertible segment.

With a skylake generation Core i7 CPU, ample SSD storage and an astounding battery life, the HP ENVY 15-w110nr is set to take over the market and though it's not the cheapest model it's certainly one of the best in terms of the price/spec balance.

Pros: Core i7 (Skylake) CPU, 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, Full HD IPS touchscreen, up to 8 hours of battery life.
Cons: no dedicated graphics card.Lookup pricing and availability

[Review] HP ENVY m7-n101dx Standout performance every step of the way

HP is amping up the temperature when it comes to the laptop market. The company made a splash with its HP 15 ay013nr and now it's looking to do the same on the upper end of the scale by launching the HP ENVY m7-n101dx.

This is one of HP's latest high end laptops and it features a Full HD touchscreen display, a Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM amongst its list of virtues. Today, as we do everyday, we take a deep look at this model to uncover everything it has to offer in our exclusive review of the HP ENVY m7-n101dx. Ready to tag along?

Pros:16GB of RAM, Core i7, Dedicated graphics chip, 1TB of storage, Full HD touchscreen display, competitive price.
Cons: Standard battery life, mechanical hard drive instead of SSD.