Top Best 50 14 inch laptops in December 2021

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ASUS
ASUS - 14.0" Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 - 4GB Memory - 128GB eMMC - Star Black
Description

ASUS R410 Laptop. Enjoy everyday activity with this ASUS notebook PC. The Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM allows you run programs smoothly on the 14-inch HD display. This ASUS notebook PC has 128GB eMMC that shortens load times and offers ample storage

6 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 14.0" HD display: The 1366 x 768 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • Intel® Celeron® N4020 Processor: Featuring true machine intelligence and a newly designed efficient architecture, the groundbreaking processor learns and adapts to your needs so you can achieve more.
  • 4GB system memory for basic multitasking: Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs at the same time.
  • 12hr Battery Life: Its day-long battery life gives you the flexibility to work or play anywhere
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Asus, 10 out of 10
    Its good for roblox

    I loved roblox runs good,fine,I can record its good

    Nov 13, 2021 13:19
  • 10score
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    BEST SELLER
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Matte Black
    Description

    Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas on the vibrant PixelSense™ touchscreen. Surround yourself with immersive, theater-like Dolby Atmos® audio⁶. Do it all with a perfect balance of sleek, ultra-thin design, and more speed, now up to 70% faster – with significantly longer battery life than before¹. Two sizes. Two keyboard finishes. Plus, choice of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ or exclusive AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface® Edition processors².

    12 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Get the most out of your screen space: Choose 13.5” for the perfect balance of productivity and portability; or 15” for the best streaming, split-screen multitasking, and gaming experiences. The Surface signature 3:2 ratio gives you the most vertical screen real estate on a laptop³.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Power to do what you want with up to 70% more speed than before and an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth LPDDR4x RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Expansive SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery. Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos.
  • Make it your own: Slim, sleek design with rich tone-on-tone colors in warm Alcantara® material or cool metal finish. Choose from new Ice Blue, plus Sandstone, Matte Black, and Platinum²​.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics: Integrated graphics provides everyday image quality for Internet use, video streaming and casual gaming.
  • Improved all-day battery life: Go from low battery to full faster with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour⁵. Feel free to move about your home or workspace easily with significantly longer battery life than before¹.
  • Show your best side on video calls: Sharp video and image quality, even in low light, thanks to a front-facing 720p HD camera and be heard loud and clear with dual far-field Studio Mics that capture your voice and reduce background noise.
  • Connect in more ways: Plug in the accessories you use today with built-in ​USB-C® and USB-A ports, Surface Connect for charging, and headphone jack.
  • Built for Windows Ink: With Windows Ink-compatible computers, you can take notes on screen, mark up photos and screen shots, or create content through Ink-enabled apps. Learn more ›
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Momillo, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop for college.

    While it doesn't seem to have changed much from the Surface Laptop 3 based purely on the design aspect, I think it is the most functional laptop that I have ever owned.

    It doesn't slow down when there are too many tabs open, and it can handle a decent amount of gaming. If you are in college and looking for a laptop to do your work on, this laptop will do the job just fine. Plus it's rather portable.

    Oct 24, 2021 14:56
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Best laptop

    This laptop has everything I ever wanted. The keyboard is great and the touch screen and mouse pad are so intuitive. No slowdowns and the new Microsoft OS is a fresh change. I Bought "Open box excellent" and it came perfect. Think the last owner didn't like the color, but the blue is beautiful and looks more silver. Best 1400 I spent on a laptop, glad BestBuy hasd so many sales this year.

    Nov 08, 2021 11:25
  • Review by Cwalva, 10 out of 10
    Happy with my new laptop.

    This is my time trying a Microsoft laptop. I was surprise how easy it was to connect and transfer software and data into it. My previous 5 years old laptop felt just very old when compare with my new laptop.My only advise is not get the 13.5 inches but the 15 inches. Otherwise, I am a very happy customer.

    Jun 25, 2021 19:11
  • Review by aria, 10 out of 10
    Laptop review

    love it! doesn't get hot, easy sleep mode, quiet, light, pretty, and the best part is the unique aspect ratio (more vertical screen than normal, great for coding or spreadsheets).

    Oct 08, 2021 15:45
  • Review by Coll, 10 out of 10
    Good personal Laptop

    I needed a new laptop since I used my old one for work. I like the size and lightness. I would purchase again

    Nov 05, 2021 16:39
  • Review by honey, 10 out of 10
    LOVE MY IT

    I had a Chromebook and really hated it! I got the surface lab top and I LOVE THIS laptop!!! Its amazing and I'm back to using the system I'm use to again! Use this daily!

    Oct 08, 2021 16:10
  • Review by Ayesha, 10 out of 10
    Love it!!

    I love my new laptop. I was not sure how I was going to like the Microsoft Surface Pro Laptop but I have no complaints. It’s gorgeous too.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:12
  • Review by Luvmysurface, 10 out of 10
    Love my Surface laptop 4

    Love my nee lap top. So easy to pack around. Very light weight. And great speed. Suits my needs perfectly.

    Oct 29, 2021 21:07
  • 9.8score
    3
    Lenovo
    Lenovo - Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Graphite Gray
    Description

    Proudly powered by an AMD Ryzen™ mobile processor with Radeon™ graphics, the 14" Lenovo™ Flex 5 offers you excellent all-around performance, graphics and productivity in a flexible device built to be what you need it to be.

    16 Features
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.
  • 14" 10-point multitouch screen: Capacitive display responds to finger touches instead of pressure, recognizing a light swipe but not a standard stylus. IPS technology offers wide viewing angles. 1920 x 1080 HD resolution. LED backlight
  • AMD Ryzen 5 Processor: Uplift your performance and multitask seamlessly with accelerated power and efficiency, while enjoying stunning HD visuals.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 128GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • 360° flip-and-fold design: Offers versatile functionality with laptop, stand, tent and tablet modes.
  • AMD Radeon Graphics: Integrated graphics chipset with shared video memory provides solid image quality for Internet use, movies, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • Weighs 3.3 lbs. and measures 0.82" thin: Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. Lithium-ion battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer: Supports SD, MultiMediaCard, SDHC and SDXC memory card formats.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 5 - 802.11 ac): Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N. Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
  • Built-in HD webcam with dual array microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations: Touchpad with scroll and multitouch capability.
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office 2019.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Klabo, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop for great price

    Purchased for college. Had issue with static on battery but Lenovo support was great!

    Oct 23, 2021 16:00
  • Review by KenT, 8 out of 10
    Impressive computer, but...

    I've been using this computer regularly for about 2 weeks. I purposely needed a touch screen for online zooming and whiteboard writing for several hours a day as a teacher.

    I absolutely love the included stylus. Works great, writes smooth, and allows me to see better (used to use finger) and write very small if needed. If you do a lot of screen writing, this is a must have. I also like the Microsoft whiteboard it is linked to a bit more than the zoom whiteboard. Stylus also works great with bitpaper.

    Love the backlit keyboard.

    Screen is pretty good, brightness is decent, but taking it down one level takes it down a lot.

    Sound and speakers are good. Nice and loud enough.

    Finger print is so handy.

    Battery is good enough for several strong hours of use...not annoying.

    Speed: 8/10. Features: 10/10

    I gave this a 4 out of 5 because of the what seems to be an occasional pause in processing. And last week while working with a student the screen/keyboard froze and went completely unresponsive. I had to shutdown and reconnect. Had me a bit worried...

    All in all, this had the features I needed and didn't break the bank. Wish it had more memory, but the same model is available with more memory on other sites. (I wanted BestBuy for trustworthiness and return policy as opposed to Amazon.)

    Sep 26, 2021 16:54
  • Review by BocaRob, 10 out of 10
    Couldn't be happier

    Great price great performance.. really didn't want to spend a lot of money on a laptop processor works just the way I wanted it to the perfect all-around on the go laptop

    Oct 08, 2021 15:49
  • Review by jdco, 10 out of 10
    Good performance in a great form factor.

    I've purchased three of these at different times between 2020-21. Great starter to mid-range laptop for those on the go or need a decent machine to upgrade to.

    Aug 21, 2021 21:14
  • 9.6score
    MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop - Apple M1 chip - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Space Gray
    Description

    Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook gets supercharged with the Apple M1 chip. Tackle your projects with the blazing-fast 8-core CPU. Take graphics-intensive apps and games to the next level with the 7-core GPU. And accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. All with a silent, fanless design and the longest battery life ever — up to 18 hours.¹ MacBook Air. Still perfectly portable. Just a lot more powerful.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dnice, 8 out of 10
    The 2014 Mac Air VS the New Mac Air

    I own two Mac Airs. One from 2014 and this one. I would like to compare the two because I feel there are some features on the older version that are more desirable.

    1. The Battery

    The new Mac battery lasts forever and charges quickly with a USB-C port. I favor the older magnetic charger but that's a small thing.

    2. Display

    The new display is very clear however, the screen extends to the very edge of the device similar to the iPhone. So if you drop this device you're screwed. I dropped my 2014 and it dented the edge of the screen but didn't break the glass because of the extra aluminum edge. I don't think the new Mac screen would survive this.

    3. The web cam

    The 2014 is very dark for some reason. The new Mac seems to have fixed this issue with a nice and clear video.

    4. USB ports

    The 2014 has 2 USB-A ports, a lighting connection port, phone jack and an SDXC card slot

    The new Mac only has two USB-C ports and a headphone jack! so you need a number of adapters to connect anything which is quite annoying especially since my wireless mouse uses an old USB-A. Apple only sells limited adapters so you need to buy PC adapters which I'm not crazy about. However I have a dual USB-A adapter from Dell that works great

    5. The Chip

    The M1 chip is lighting fast. Even though my 2014 has an 1.4 Ghz dual core I5, it doesn't compare.

    6. The famous logo

    It's another little thing but, I liked the illuminated apple logo on the back of the 2014. Maybe its no longer there to extend battery life? Idk but I thought it was a nice feature that separated apple from the rest.

    Feb 19, 2021 17:22
  • Review by AquariusBeauty83, 10 out of 10
    Macbook Gal

    I've purchased this model of the MacBook; the day after Christmas. When I bought it, I fell in love with it. I bought the Gold Color; which I thought was cute. Although the MacBook came with the 256GB which I thought was enough. I bought this MacBook for online school, it is so flawless. I love the quietness, no viruses and the compatibility. It is very fast. This is my first MacBook and I will keep it forever.

    Feb 13, 2021 00:56
  • Review by Tori, 8 out of 10
    Read BEFORE purchasing “Open box” condition!

    I bought this online in “Open box” condition meaning the display model. It was described as being on excellent condition and all in all I ended up paying around $970 for it after taxes and fees. When I first received the laptop I was immediately in awe of its beauty (I bought the rose gold version) However upon trying to set up the laptop and gain access into it I ran into a bunch of issues which required me to contact Apple support. Best Buy had not done a software reset on the laptop before shipping it to me which resulted in me not being able to log in or set up my password. It was only after 2 days of receiving it that Apple finally pin pointed the issue and was able to walk me through doing a complete reset thereby allowing me to finally gain access into my laptop! Ever since then I’ve been in love with it! My only small complaint would be that I have to buy an adapter now to be able to connect my phone to it, other than that this was a great buy!

    Apr 17, 2021 11:08
  • Review by Adrian, 10 out of 10
    My one and only daily driver for everything

    I have been using this laptop as my daily driver ever since the day I purchased it. It has never overheated. The most it ever gets is a bit warm after having 10+ windows and applications open in the background. The feeling of the laptop is therapeutic and feels amazing, but I recommend having some form of protection because it does feel like one drop from a decent height can be fatal. The display is great. The sound is from the speakers are actually more than decent. Overall, this MacBook Air has been amazing. Highly recommend!

    Sep 11, 2021 06:37
  • Review by Happy, 10 out of 10
    Speedy new me!

    Replaced my 10-year-old MacBook Air & I am so happy. The new one has many improvements, for example in the grammar & spelling corrections. Speed is greatly improved. Unfortunately the USB port is different so I had to buy an adapter to look at any old flash drives. Not sure why they did that, but since it’s Apple, I’m sure there was a good reason.

    Apr 09, 2021 16:39
  • Review by Samk, 10 out of 10
    Best machine at Best Buy

    M1 chip is faster than core i5. I see there is quite a big difference in machine handling concurrent applications at a time. Really nice improvement by Apple.

    Dec 18, 2020 16:03
  • Review by Alexx96, 10 out of 10
    MacBook Air 2020

    love the screen

    the movies look very nice

    my first time with a MacBook and it is amazing

    Nov 21, 2020 14:58
  • Review by kevin8187, 10 out of 10
    Look no further....THIS IS IT!!

    Absolutely FANTASTIC! I love the size and weight of this MacBook. The keyboard and trackpad are awesome!! It all works and performs as you would expect from a premium computer. I bought a Incase Icon sleeve to store in when not in use. That is a must have accessory to have to protect computer. This was my second MacBook Air purchase. I purchased first one from Apple directly. I liked mine so much I bought the girlfriend this one for her birthday from Best Buy. She's in love with it as well. Thank you Apple and Best Buy!

    Aug 18, 2021 19:59
  • 9.6score
    MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop - Apple M1 chip - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Silver
    Description

    Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook gets supercharged with the Apple M1 chip. Tackle your projects with the blazing-fast 8-core CPU. Take graphics-intensive apps and games to the next level with the 7-core GPU. And accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. All with a silent, fanless design and the longest battery life ever — up to 18 hours.¹ MacBook Air. Still perfectly portable. Just a lot more powerful.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dnice, 8 out of 10
    The 2014 Mac Air VS the New Mac Air

    I own two Mac Airs. One from 2014 and this one. I would like to compare the two because I feel there are some features on the older version that are more desirable.

    1. The Battery

    The new Mac battery lasts forever and charges quickly with a USB-C port. I favor the older magnetic charger but that's a small thing.

    2. Display

    The new display is very clear however, the screen extends to the very edge of the device similar to the iPhone. So if you drop this device you're screwed. I dropped my 2014 and it dented the edge of the screen but didn't break the glass because of the extra aluminum edge. I don't think the new Mac screen would survive this.

    3. The web cam

    The 2014 is very dark for some reason. The new Mac seems to have fixed this issue with a nice and clear video.

    4. USB ports

    The 2014 has 2 USB-A ports, a lighting connection port, phone jack and an SDXC card slot

    The new Mac only has two USB-C ports and a headphone jack! so you need a number of adapters to connect anything which is quite annoying especially since my wireless mouse uses an old USB-A. Apple only sells limited adapters so you need to buy PC adapters which I'm not crazy about. However I have a dual USB-A adapter from Dell that works great

    5. The Chip

    The M1 chip is lighting fast. Even though my 2014 has an 1.4 Ghz dual core I5, it doesn't compare.

    6. The famous logo

    It's another little thing but, I liked the illuminated apple logo on the back of the 2014. Maybe its no longer there to extend battery life? Idk but I thought it was a nice feature that separated apple from the rest.

    Feb 19, 2021 17:22
  • Review by Tori, 8 out of 10
    Read BEFORE purchasing “Open box” condition!

    I bought this online in “Open box” condition meaning the display model. It was described as being on excellent condition and all in all I ended up paying around $970 for it after taxes and fees. When I first received the laptop I was immediately in awe of its beauty (I bought the rose gold version) However upon trying to set up the laptop and gain access into it I ran into a bunch of issues which required me to contact Apple support. Best Buy had not done a software reset on the laptop before shipping it to me which resulted in me not being able to log in or set up my password. It was only after 2 days of receiving it that Apple finally pin pointed the issue and was able to walk me through doing a complete reset thereby allowing me to finally gain access into my laptop! Ever since then I’ve been in love with it! My only small complaint would be that I have to buy an adapter now to be able to connect my phone to it, other than that this was a great buy!

    Apr 17, 2021 11:08
  • Review by AquariusBeauty83, 10 out of 10
    Macbook Gal

    I've purchased this model of the MacBook; the day after Christmas. When I bought it, I fell in love with it. I bought the Gold Color; which I thought was cute. Although the MacBook came with the 256GB which I thought was enough. I bought this MacBook for online school, it is so flawless. I love the quietness, no viruses and the compatibility. It is very fast. This is my first MacBook and I will keep it forever.

    Feb 13, 2021 00:56
  • Review by Adrian, 10 out of 10
    My one and only daily driver for everything

    I have been using this laptop as my daily driver ever since the day I purchased it. It has never overheated. The most it ever gets is a bit warm after having 10+ windows and applications open in the background. The feeling of the laptop is therapeutic and feels amazing, but I recommend having some form of protection because it does feel like one drop from a decent height can be fatal. The display is great. The sound is from the speakers are actually more than decent. Overall, this MacBook Air has been amazing. Highly recommend!

    Sep 11, 2021 06:37
  • Review by Happy, 10 out of 10
    Speedy new me!

    Replaced my 10-year-old MacBook Air & I am so happy. The new one has many improvements, for example in the grammar & spelling corrections. Speed is greatly improved. Unfortunately the USB port is different so I had to buy an adapter to look at any old flash drives. Not sure why they did that, but since it’s Apple, I’m sure there was a good reason.

    Apr 09, 2021 16:39
  • Review by Samk, 10 out of 10
    Best machine at Best Buy

    M1 chip is faster than core i5. I see there is quite a big difference in machine handling concurrent applications at a time. Really nice improvement by Apple.

    Dec 18, 2020 16:03
  • Review by Alexx96, 10 out of 10
    MacBook Air 2020

    love the screen

    the movies look very nice

    my first time with a MacBook and it is amazing

    Nov 21, 2020 14:58
  • Review by kevin8187, 10 out of 10
    Look no further....THIS IS IT!!

    Absolutely FANTASTIC! I love the size and weight of this MacBook. The keyboard and trackpad are awesome!! It all works and performs as you would expect from a premium computer. I bought a Incase Icon sleeve to store in when not in use. That is a must have accessory to have to protect computer. This was my second MacBook Air purchase. I purchased first one from Apple directly. I liked mine so much I bought the girlfriend this one for her birthday from Best Buy. She's in love with it as well. Thank you Apple and Best Buy!

    Aug 18, 2021 19:59
  • 9.6score
    Apple - MacBook Pro - 13" Display with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Space Gray
    Description

    MacBook Pro has a tenth-generation quad-core Intel processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz. A brilliant and colorful Retina display with True Tone technology for a more true-to-life viewing experience. A backlit Magic Keyboard and Touch ID. Fast integrated graphics. And the versatile Touch Bar for more ways to be productive. It's Apple's most powerful 13-inch notebook. Pushed even further.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple productsSamsung virtual refrigerator showroom.Discover the future of refrigerators with Samsung.Learn more about Samsung refrigerators

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  • Review by tapas, 10 out of 10
    My First Macbook and a great one

    My entry to Apple’s ecosystem started with an iphone , which motivated me to buy a mac just to get a feel of it.

    However after I purchased this mac, I love how powerful this macbook is. The sound is crisp and the screen is crystal clear.This is a treat to my senses. I develop applications in Java and my apps compile at lightning speed making the overall dev process faster.

    Jul 17, 2020 16:16
  • Review by MajinTana, 10 out of 10
    Great upgrade for a laptop!

    I previously owned a 2017 MacBook Air which wasn’t a bad choice but for what I’m doing now the 2020 MacBook Pro has easy, cool new features I wasn’t used to. I now have the memory/storage for all of my Creative Cloud programs and photos from Photography. I just started Drafting and AutoCAD for Mac runs pretty good in my opinion. The processor is faster and definitely keeps up!

    Sep 18, 2020 16:45
  • Review by DrawingBasics, 10 out of 10
    Artist

    I was a first grader when it came to anything tech and was afraid to buy a laptop for that reason. As an Art Instructor, during COVID, unique teaching methods had to be considered and used and I had to get into the modern way of doing things. The salespeople and Geek Squad made it so easy for me, and are so welcoming and attentive to my need that, in just a few short weeks, I now feel like a fourth grader in the tech department!!! Thank you!

    Dec 19, 2020 12:28
  • Review by JideBash, 10 out of 10
    Best apple product for a creative like me

    This is what i’ve been waiting for, great speed, lovely display, awesome battery life. Nothing can compare. 16GB memory ❤️

    Aug 24, 2021 08:25
  • Review by Karen, 10 out of 10
    Just What I Wanted

    The package came really fast, right on time before going to college. Is in perfect condition and has not had any problems!

    Aug 29, 2020 12:08
  • Review by ajmeza, 10 out of 10
    Awesome apple product!

    For this price range you get exactly what the specs says. Nothing more nothing less. No problems running 4K videos, watching/processing large files. A must for those looking to upgrade.

    Jul 08, 2020 22:30
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    100% Great Investment

    What an investment! Just what I needed to get a great start on my Photography Business. 10/10 would recommend. You won't regret it!

    Sep 25, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Lubna, 10 out of 10
    Perfect

    I like everything about it, it's fast and easy to deal with not as hard as people say about it!

    Oct 08, 2020 08:51
  • 9.6score
    MacBook Air 13.3" Laptop - Apple M1 chip - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Gold
    Description

    Apple’s thinnest and lightest notebook gets supercharged with the Apple M1 chip. Tackle your projects with the blazing-fast 8-core CPU. Take graphics-intensive apps and games to the next level with the 7-core GPU. And accelerate machine learning tasks with the 16-core Neural Engine. All with a silent, fanless design and the longest battery life ever — up to 18 hours.¹ MacBook Air. Still perfectly portable. Just a lot more powerful.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dnice, 8 out of 10
    The 2014 Mac Air VS the New Mac Air

    I own two Mac Airs. One from 2014 and this one. I would like to compare the two because I feel there are some features on the older version that are more desirable.

    1. The Battery

    The new Mac battery lasts forever and charges quickly with a USB-C port. I favor the older magnetic charger but that's a small thing.

    2. Display

    The new display is very clear however, the screen extends to the very edge of the device similar to the iPhone. So if you drop this device you're screwed. I dropped my 2014 and it dented the edge of the screen but didn't break the glass because of the extra aluminum edge. I don't think the new Mac screen would survive this.

    3. The web cam

    The 2014 is very dark for some reason. The new Mac seems to have fixed this issue with a nice and clear video.

    4. USB ports

    The 2014 has 2 USB-A ports, a lighting connection port, phone jack and an SDXC card slot

    The new Mac only has two USB-C ports and a headphone jack! so you need a number of adapters to connect anything which is quite annoying especially since my wireless mouse uses an old USB-A. Apple only sells limited adapters so you need to buy PC adapters which I'm not crazy about. However I have a dual USB-A adapter from Dell that works great

    5. The Chip

    The M1 chip is lighting fast. Even though my 2014 has an 1.4 Ghz dual core I5, it doesn't compare.

    6. The famous logo

    It's another little thing but, I liked the illuminated apple logo on the back of the 2014. Maybe its no longer there to extend battery life? Idk but I thought it was a nice feature that separated apple from the rest.

    Feb 19, 2021 17:22
  • Review by Tori, 8 out of 10
    Read BEFORE purchasing “Open box” condition!

    I bought this online in “Open box” condition meaning the display model. It was described as being on excellent condition and all in all I ended up paying around $970 for it after taxes and fees. When I first received the laptop I was immediately in awe of its beauty (I bought the rose gold version) However upon trying to set up the laptop and gain access into it I ran into a bunch of issues which required me to contact Apple support. Best Buy had not done a software reset on the laptop before shipping it to me which resulted in me not being able to log in or set up my password. It was only after 2 days of receiving it that Apple finally pin pointed the issue and was able to walk me through doing a complete reset thereby allowing me to finally gain access into my laptop! Ever since then I’ve been in love with it! My only small complaint would be that I have to buy an adapter now to be able to connect my phone to it, other than that this was a great buy!

    Apr 17, 2021 11:08
  • Review by AquariusBeauty83, 10 out of 10
    Macbook Gal

    I've purchased this model of the MacBook; the day after Christmas. When I bought it, I fell in love with it. I bought the Gold Color; which I thought was cute. Although the MacBook came with the 256GB which I thought was enough. I bought this MacBook for online school, it is so flawless. I love the quietness, no viruses and the compatibility. It is very fast. This is my first MacBook and I will keep it forever.

    Feb 13, 2021 00:56
  • Review by Adrian, 10 out of 10
    My one and only daily driver for everything

    I have been using this laptop as my daily driver ever since the day I purchased it. It has never overheated. The most it ever gets is a bit warm after having 10+ windows and applications open in the background. The feeling of the laptop is therapeutic and feels amazing, but I recommend having some form of protection because it does feel like one drop from a decent height can be fatal. The display is great. The sound is from the speakers are actually more than decent. Overall, this MacBook Air has been amazing. Highly recommend!

    Sep 11, 2021 06:37
  • Review by Happy, 10 out of 10
    Speedy new me!

    Replaced my 10-year-old MacBook Air & I am so happy. The new one has many improvements, for example in the grammar & spelling corrections. Speed is greatly improved. Unfortunately the USB port is different so I had to buy an adapter to look at any old flash drives. Not sure why they did that, but since it’s Apple, I’m sure there was a good reason.

    Apr 09, 2021 16:39
  • Review by Samk, 10 out of 10
    Best machine at Best Buy

    M1 chip is faster than core i5. I see there is quite a big difference in machine handling concurrent applications at a time. Really nice improvement by Apple.

    Dec 18, 2020 16:03
  • Review by Alexx96, 10 out of 10
    MacBook Air 2020

    love the screen

    the movies look very nice

    my first time with a MacBook and it is amazing

    Nov 21, 2020 14:58
  • Review by kevin8187, 10 out of 10
    Look no further....THIS IS IT!!

    Absolutely FANTASTIC! I love the size and weight of this MacBook. The keyboard and trackpad are awesome!! It all works and performs as you would expect from a premium computer. I bought a Incase Icon sleeve to store in when not in use. That is a must have accessory to have to protect computer. This was my second MacBook Air purchase. I purchased first one from Apple directly. I liked mine so much I bought the girlfriend this one for her birthday from Best Buy. She's in love with it as well. Thank you Apple and Best Buy!

    Aug 18, 2021 19:59
  • 9.6score
    Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 - 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Silver
    Description

    The Inspiron range of laptops and 2-in1s are thoughtfully designed so you can stay connected wherever you are, with long-lasting battery life, these chic, lightweight devices can seamlessly connect your PC and smartphone with Dell Mobile Connect’s wireless integration. Equipped with the latest processors, graphics, and thermal solutions; your PC runs quickly and smoothly as you connect with confidence. Optimized with technology that simplifies your life, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s offer a range of easy-to-use features all packaged in a minimalist and modern design. A newly designed and ergonomically positioned lift hinge increases comfort for a better typing experience when on chat, writing lengthy emails or connecting to your world. And that’s not all, your Inspiron, is now environmentally conscious – The Inspiron compliments not just your style but also your values.

    10 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Home in S Mode Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1195G7: The perfect combination of performance and responsiveness. Enjoy boundary-breaking performance with the 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. Stay productive with fast-charging, long-lasting battery.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Get in touch with versatility: Whether you are typing a friend a quick message in laptop mode or checking out a how-to video in tent mode, the 360° hinge allows to seamless shift between 4 different modes, providing the flexibility to stay connected throughout.
  • Built-in stereo speakers: Waves MaxxAudio Pro is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games.
  • Weighs 5.6 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Lightweight design, featuring a slightly smaller screen and omitting the DVD/CD drive for improved portability. X-cell lithium-ion/etc. battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Built-in HD webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Kcir, 10 out of 10
    Solid Performer for Work and Entertainment

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    SUMMARY

    Solid performer for students and work-from-home folks with a fold-over screen hinge that converts from duty to viewing pleasure. Good value for a quality build. Modern, professional design. Sweet point between cost and use. The Inspiron line covers a wide range of configurations, I will be reviewing a high-end version, Intel Core i7, 16 gb Rm, 512 gb ssd)

    PROS

    -Tight, built born to travel. Will fit nicely in your bag. AND sits well on the desk. Only 3.2 lbs.

    -Decent 4 core CPU performance for getting through work.

    -Decent value for the specs as reviewed (16 gb DDR4 ram, M.2 PCIe NVMe 512 gb ssd, HD screen, 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz ‘ Tiger Lake’)

    -Good built-in keyboard for extended periods of typing, and unobtrusive trackpad.

    -Plays well with others (external devices: keyboards, monitors, storage devices)

    -Decent web cam

    -Reasonably quiet fan (but not silent)

    -Easy to charge with any USB C charging device.

    -2-1 design really works great for kicking back and watching video, decent screen for video streaming.

    -Built in Alexa. A con for me but I recognize most love it.

    -Feature rich, automated software to tailor the OS to you.

    NEUTRAL (depends on your tastes)

    - So-so allocation of ports, (1 USB Type-C 3.2 Gen.2 and 2 USB Type-A, an HDMI connector, 3.5 mm audio, and MicroSD card slot.) I would have liked to have seen another type C port and maybe even a thunderbolt port. Well placed though. Accessible.

    -So-so battery life. There are certainly worse, and some better. Adequate for 5 hours of work, 8 hours of movies.

    -So-so sound. You won’t want to listen to music sans headphones.

    -WiFi 6. Should have been a plus but I found it to not perform up to specs at all times.

    CONS

    -Integrated graphics, dress it up, be the best integrated graphics (PC), it’s still integrated graphics (value not performance)

    -Like most thin designs, does heat up under load.

    WHO SHOULD BUY THIS?

    Students that want to study (sometimes) but also want to be entertained and folks at home, that want a good all-round work machine for internet meetings, running the home, e-mail, web browsing, and video entertainment. It’s a machine that doesn’t attract attention per se with its minimalist design, but gets the job done well and won’t embarrass you. Leave the flashy angles to the gamers.

    For those new to Dell, let’s start with what the Insprion is not. It’s not a hard-core gaming machine for ultra-competitors, if you want that from Dell you go to their Alienware subsidiary. It’s not a for-business-only laptop, for that you go to their Latitude Line. That’s not to say the Inspiron isn’t useful for business, runs office fine, or can’t do games, it plays many games okay, it’s just not optimized for that (Think WOW, not necessarily Call of Duty).

    Still with me? It IS designed for day-to-day consumers. The Dell Inspiron line covers a large range of performance depending on what chip options you chose. This review is of a decently spec’ed out build, an Intel core i7 CPU, 16 gb Ram, and 512 gb SSD. It does NOT have discrete graphics but built in Intel IRISx graphics. I view this configuration as the sweet spot between use and cost. It is designed to get the job done, enough storage to carry your work files with you on the go, and headroom on the ram to not slow down on video.

    BUILD: Overall solid build. Had no concerns carrying it in my backpack. Thin, no sharp edges. Mostly plastic but some aluminum. Screen hinge was very sturdy. Took 2 hands to open but stayed open at any angle including ‘tent,’. Converted easily to a stand shape for viewing video. It can even fold all the way over to be a ‘tablet’, albeit the world’s thickest tablet. Reasonably light (3.2 lbs).

    The screen is the bomb. 16:10 aspect ratio, narrow margins, great color, IPS Functions well as a touch screen. Good pen support. It is only 1080 p… but if you need more for work can easily hook up a second monitor (which I did).

    The keyboard is good. Reasonably solid, good travel distance, and full size. Not a huge fan of the up and down arrow keys being narrow, essentially sharing the space of a normal sized key. But this is a fairly common design choice in laptop keyboards. I do of course like the fingerprint reader and power button combination upper right. It is backlit and works well at night. Bottom line is this is a keyboard that did not distract me from the typing and was comfortable working on all day.

    The trackpad bucked the trend that bigger is better, just right is more my preference and I liked this one. Responsive when I needed it but not in my way. It did seem to require a fair amount of force to register a click.

    PORTS. Not everyone is going to agree with me on this, but USB A is on its way out. You get two of them. Problem is you only get 1 USB-C port and these days I have more USB-C needs than USB-A. Besides that, it has the usual suspects (HDMI, audio jack, and micro SD). I would have liked to have seen a thunderbolt port, but alas no. Admittedly that is more pro-orientated. Bottom line is if you want to edit video you are going to want to move it to your hard drive first.

    BENCHMARKS. It did decently on geekbench single core (1374) and multi core (4024), but as expected the integrated graphics did not fair as well. A CL score (12,459) puts it in range of the GeForce GTX 480 which was released back in 2010, but it was really hot then. The single core score does put it near the top for PC laptops though so for a value machine slogging through the work, it’s surprisingly good. The multi core score is decent for 4 cores, but eh, in the end, It’s 4 cores. You probably won’t be buying this for editing 4k videos professionally.

    BATTERY. It’s a laptop, you want to know how it does away from a power outlet. If I don’t worry about power conservation, settings on good performance, bright screen, I get 4 hours of solid work, easily boosted to 5 hours by more conservative power settings. And when just watching movies with the screen at 50% and performance at most conservative, I can get 8 hours. I do a lot of travel for work (or did pre-covid) and this fits my criteria for lasting during coast to coast flights. But you are likely going to want to carry a lightweight 65 watt USB-C charger in your pack if you plan to be at the library all day. You can get some small ones these days on Amazon. Especially if you want to take a break with power intensive games.

    BUT: It gets hot. Dell in fact does not recommend you use this laptop on your…lap. The underside gets toasty and it wants to be on a flat surface to properly ventilate. They claim it can even sense the surface and adjust accordingly, but it still got hot in my lap. Even in ‘casual’ use (writing in Word, with some open Microsoft Edge windows) with an external monitor I notice the fan kicking on and off every minute or so for 15 seconds and the keyboard can become warm to the touch. The fan is not terribly loud and when I turn on some tunes it’s not even noticeable. But in a quiet office, yep, noticeable. And when I really pushed it with games, the keyboard was close to uncomfortably warm for my fingertips. YMMV. The heat thing is a consequence of the thin design and is pretty much found on all laptops that attempt to be svelte.

    Another thing that was hard for me to nail down is that it’s connection to WIFI was irregular. It always connected under reasonable conditions (a plus), but sometimes seemed to run slow (50 Mbps) at other times fast at almost 300 Mbps, but typically it hovered around 150 Mbps. In all cases where I quote speeds, I was at the same place, some condition, using speedtest and my phone would repeatedly get around 300 Mbps so I do not think it was local variation. When it was slow, I would toggle the WIFI on and off and it would return to fast. To put things in perspective, these are all just numbers. You only need 25 Mbps to stream 4k video (and this only does 1080p). At no time did the internet actually feel slow, and unless you were a spec person you probably wouldn’t notice.

    Bottom line? I like it.

    May 11, 2021 15:52
  • Review by fudgear, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop but read why it's 4 stars only

    Here's what I look for when I'm in the market for a business/ home laptop: good spec and value, doesn’t look and feel cheap, lightweight and performs well for the job. This Dell Inspiron fits the criteria.

    The spec is good: a combination of intel i7 class processor, 512GB SSD and 16 GB RAM. That's more than enough for most multi-tasking applications including word processing, making posters, power points, digital drawing, basic photo/video editing and of course web browsing and viewing videos.

    The laptop has built-in webcam, which makes it a great machine for work/ study from home where you'll be doing a lot of video conferencing. The ports are the usual suspects including USB, USB-C, HDMI, SD Card slot, and audio/mic jack. The USB-C port supports power delivery so you can use compact 65-watt USB-C generic charger that you have to provide on your own since the supplied charger uses regular laptop power port.

    The laptop also supports the latest wifi protocol so it will provide you with better connections, comparing to the previous generation of wifi protocol, especially for high demanding network duty such as accessing to your network drive. This laptop has built-in Bluetooth chip as well as in the case of any decent laptop these days.

    The laptops starts and shuts down fast thanks to the SSD. The screen is great. The bezel is thin hence the large screen estate you're getting. Touch screen is responsive and it supports a variety of viewing mode from normal laptop view to standing and tablet mode. Sound is decent; you'll be entertained well using this machine to view videos. Battery life competes with many of other decent laptops these days so it's not stellar but it will last long enough for most uses.

    The highlight of this laptop should be its fast performance, thanks to a combination of latest gen intel i7 chip, SSD and 16 GB of RAM.

    Here's what I don't like: 1. It doesn’t have discreet GPU hence no recent AAA PC games will run well in this machine but of course you can still do light gaming. 2. The weight; it's light for a laptop but too heavy for a tablet. Using it as a tablet for extended period of time is not an enjoyable experience comparing to a dedicated tablet. 3. No thunderbolt connection is available meaning it's impossible to connect to external GPU so this will not be the laptop you’re looking for if you wish to find one with upgradeable GPU. It’s a shame that this laptop doesn’t have thunderbolt connection because this laptop has the right ingredients to turn it into a gaming laptop thus exponentially extend its capabilities. However, it is fair to say that all these 3 points are somewhat expected for a 2-in-1 machine or one at this price point.

    Make no mistake, though, this is a very capable machine. It is just not the right kind of machine if you're looking to use it primarily as a tablet, doing intense graphics processing work such as rendering complex video footage and animation or playing graphics intensive games. This is a laptop first machine, tablet second. As a typical business/home laptop, where you’ll be doing word processing/ spreadsheet/ presentations etc. this laptop is more than enough to do the job really well. This laptop can also be the right machine for you if you're looking for a machine that supports digital pen input for creative works as long as the GPU spec fits your needs.

    Final words, this is a great laptop but you will not use this machine as your primary tablet nor be doing heavy gaming. As a laptop, this is a great machine, however, it will not give you the best user experience if you want to use it heavily as a tablet. It does have the tablet feature and all that cool viewing mode but think of it as an added bonus.

    May 14, 2021 05:28
  • Review by k1zit, 10 out of 10
    A Thin Powerhouse of a Productivity Laptop!!

    This laptop is extremely impressive. I wasn't expecting to be this impressed. Especially with Intel's new Iris XE integrated GPU. This laptop does so many things well in such a small footprint. Also, after having multiple laptops with varying display sizes of 15.6",13", and 17", I have come to the conclusion that 14" is the perfect laptop screen size!! Long story short, if you can only get one laptop to do everything in the sub 1k range, this is it. I currently have a gaming laptop and another Dell Inspiron that I use for work/productivity and this has become my new daily driver.

    The reason this has become my new daily driver is because it can do mostly everything that my other two top spec'ed laptops can do except it does so in a much thinner and lighter footprint, it doesn't run as hot, and has a much better battery life. This laptop is FAST and snappy. I'm really impressed with Intel's new 11th gen Tiger Lake i7 CPUs. The i7-1165G7 in this laptop is an absolute BEAST!! It has destroyed everything I've thrown at it. From running multi-threaded applications, to running emulated virtual environment applications (EVE-NG) which I use for work, to doing some light gaming, running multiple chrome windows, streaming spotify/YouTube, editing on excel, running multiple editing applications such as NitroPDF and Adobe Photoshop, this laptop hasn't skipped a beat. I ran CPU-Z and this laptop is running two 8GB sticks of Kingston DDR4-3200 (1600MHZ) RAM for a total of 16GB. This combined with the processor makes everything incredible snappy on this laptop.

    In terms of gaming, I was very surprised with the Iris XE integrated graphics as previously mentioned. I ran the 2020 remastered version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 at 1080p and received a constant 40-60 FPS in most levels. For not having a dedicated graphics card, this is extremely impressive. If you want to get a constant 60 FPS I would suggest running a resolution of 1280x720. Honestly, because the display is 14 inches anyway, you won't notice much of a difference. I don't expect this laptop to satisfy those that are looking to use their laptop primarily for gaming (nor would I recommend it for that reason), but it's a great compromise to take on trips where you want something powerful to get some productivity work done (w/ a good battery life) but still want to run the occasional few games at acceptable frame rates in case you get bored or have some down time. It affords you this in such a portable and light form factor.

    Another reason this laptop has become my new daily driver is because it uses a USB-C charger to charge the laptop. As an Android user, this has become a feature that I didn't think would be so convenient until I started using this laptop everywhere. It's incredibly convenient to swap back and forth between charging the laptop and my phone. The charger is also a 65W charger so it charges my phone in the same amount of time that a fast charger would. With more and more devices using USB-C, this becomes even more useful.

    A few other features that I feel make this laptop special is the display, the sound quality, and the finger print sensor. The display is gorgeous. The color reproduction, contrast, and brightness is spot on. I am almost certain it's an IPS display due to the vivid colors and great contrast ( would be really surprised if it's TN). The sound quality was such a pleasant surprise. The laptop has two stereo speakers underneath the laptop. One on the left of the keyboard and one on the right. I have never heard this kind of audio before on a laptop. It's decently loud, crisp, and provides true stereo sound. Lastly, the finger print sensor is mostly flawless. It reads my index finger 98% of the time on the first try. To wake it from sleep, I just hold my finger over the button (don't need to push down) and I'm instantly on my desktop.

    Overall, I can't really find any faults to this laptop. It's blazing fast, perfect for light gaming, has splendid stereo audio, top notch build quality including an illuminated keyboard, USB-C charging, beautiful 14 inch display, does NOT run hot, long battery life, and extremely portable. It's also a Dell which means you're backed by a great warranty. Can't recommend this one enough!

    May 17, 2021 04:42
  • Review by Dakingindanorf, 10 out of 10
    Great for Everyday

    Overall, this 2 in 1 is excellent for daily use. If you’re considering purchasing this laptop, you know it’s specs and features. The i7 processor and 16gb of RAM is plenty to get through daily tasks, word processing, web browsing, and some light content creation. A 512gb SSD is plenty of storage for all of these things. The integrated Iris graphics are fine and function well for light gaming, but don’t expect to be able to run all of your Steam games well. At this price point, there are two stand out features that I really love. That would be the fingerprint scanner for logging in and mechanical camera cover. Both work incredibly well and are really nice to have at your disposal in an ultra digital, pandemic world where face ID can be frustrating and most of your day is spent on Zoom calls.

    For students in particular, the touch screen is another big selling point. It’s responsive and doesn’t streak too easily from your fingers. However, if you’re going to flip the screen over for note-taking or documents, I’d recommend investing in a compatible stylus as fingers are obviously not very good at writing.

    My one issue with this device is the amount of bloatware that comes pre-loaded onto it. This isn’t particularly unique to this device, so not a knock, just an observation. I recommend spending some time getting rid of it and touching base with your task manager to control what boots automatically on startup. McAfee is a particularly annoying application and it comes pre-loaded on this device.

    If you’re looking for a portable and capable device built by a reliable brand, this 2 in 1 is a great option.

    May 17, 2021 02:06
  • Review by ShawnInKB, 10 out of 10
    Great work from home/travel laptop

    Very sleek and clean looking laptop 2 in 1. It flips all the way over to use in tablet mode. 14” screen is a good size and keeps it fairly lightweight (about 3lbs).

    It was fast and easy to set up. The Cortana assistant walks you through it via voice and you can literally just talk to it to get it set up for yourself which I thought was cool. I haven’t got a new laptop for a few years, so not sure how long that’s been available, but thought it was cool. Especially in this age of just talking to everything like digital assistants.

    Performance wise – works great for regular business computing needs and video con calls etc. Core I7 processor, 16 GB of memory, and the ½ TB hard SSD drive is quick and responsive.

    Graphics look great for video calls and movies, but probably not powerful enough for serious gaming (not what I got it for).

    Super simple and minimal packaging - it’s amazing how small they can make the packaging now.

    All around nice laptop and meets my needs.

    May 15, 2021 12:12
  • Review by GameOverSuckas, 10 out of 10
    Dude you got a Dell! Excellent 2 n 1 !!

    Dell as a company has always had a reputation for being top of the line. Now they're also being eco conscious making the packaging from recycled materials and minimizing paperwork to a few small pamphlets with the majority of the full manuals being online. I've had two other Dell computers prior to this. Both being XPS which is their top of the line. But my last one is more than 12 years old so definitely time for an upgrade. It's crazy how streamlined and slim everything has gotten to pack everything into that small framework and case. I have a Samsung 10-inch tablet with an Otterbox on it and this entire pc is barely as thick as my tablet is.

    One of the things I first noticed upon opening it is that it raises the laptop up where the vents are as if you have feet on the back end of the laptop. This provides space for it to breathe and cool off. One of the things I used to have to worry about with others if you were to use it on a bed or something.

    The keys are nicely backlit making it easy to use at night with the lights off. The materials from which the pc is made definitely feel premium and in no way cheap. It has slots on each side for the speakers towards the front sides. IF you have this on a bed or soft area sometimes these get covered and muffle the sound. Other pc's I've had have a speaker down firing near the top of the pc on the bottom or at the back as well so that they're normally not covered. That being said... the sound quality was excellent Another cool feature especially needed nowadays is the ability to manually cut the webcam off or on with a switch at the top Dell knocks it out the park again

    Would highly recommend this to others

    Jun 13, 2021 03:54
  • Review by DellDone, 10 out of 10
    Great in speed and performance

    Excellent , Touch screen works awesome and performance, camera working as expected..

    Oct 02, 2021 16:45
  • Review by Senior, 10 out of 10
    A positive experience

    I purchased the Dell Inspiron at the Salisbury MD store. The sales rep, Kingdom, was helpful, knowledgeable and professional. The Laptop had to be ordered and Kingdom explained that the item would ship faster to my home as opposed to the store, I took his advice. I had received the item on 8/9/2021 and made an appointment for a setup and software install on Thursday 8/12/2021 at 10:40 AM. On Thursday, Geek Squad rep Andy, performed all the necessary software installs as well as deleted, upon my request, all other non essential programs. He also answered my many questions, which helped me better understand the laptop. Andy is an extremely knowledgeable tech possesses an enormous amount of patience, which was evident when we were setting up the laptop. He was courteous, professional and made sure I understood what we had completed. Andy is a credit to Best Buy.

    Aug 14, 2021 14:40
  • 9.4score
    Samsung - Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13.3" QLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Royal Silver
    Description

    Everything you love in a Galaxy PC, and more. Galaxy Book Flex2 ⍺ sits at the top of its class with high-quality features to match. Equipped with our latest technology, innovative design, vivid display and a high-speed processor that'll dazzle your senses while exceeding all expectations. Its super vivid QLED screen features millions of colors realized at 100% color volume, adapting to your environment so you have an easy viewing experience no matter the lighting. Choose your view with the ultra-slim 2-in-1 design that transforms from laptop to tablet. Add the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i5 / i7 processor, and your work, play and entertainment continue from morning to night. Enjoy added built-in features like Second Screen capability and enhanced connectivity to anything within the Galaxy ecosystem, from buds to tablets and so much more. Plus, a super-fast charging battery¹ that lasts 17 hours on a single charge makes it easy to accomplish everything you need to do and everything you want to do wherever, and whenever you want.

    8 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Everything looks better in millions of colors: See more of what you want with Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha. Featuring millions of colors on a QLED edgeto- edge touchscreen display, so you can work, stream and play at 100% color volume.
  • Performance power for maximum flex: Experience everything you love about Galaxy PC productivity with impressive power and speed. The newest version of Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha features our latest processor to date.
  • A PC designed to move with you: Say hello to a PC that doesn’t weigh you down with a battery that won’t let you down. Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha is designed to be super thin and lightweight with an ultra-slim design and compact body.
  • Do your thing from any device: Streamline your daily to-dos with cross-device capabilities. Link Windows to your PC and phone to view mobile content or work in mobile apps on an edge-to-edge screen. Or, use your PC as a monitor for your tablet for optimal viewing.
  • Fast to charge, slow to quit: Accomplish everything you need to do and everything you want to do without the letdown of a low battery signal. Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha has a super-fast-charging battery that gets 17 hours of battery life on a single charge.⁴
  • Power up your creative edge: Turn your imagination into creation with super vivid color. Enjoy a 6-months free trial⁵ of ClipStudio Paint to draw, paint and sketch each masterpiece that comes to mind.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by XPleytez, 8 out of 10
    Good as a MacBook Air, Compatible with Windows 11

    I like this PC especially that it is compatible with windows 11 , and I would have given 5 stars but it has three things I found annoying, but not deal breakers:

    1st. The VRAM is just 128mb, this PC has the potential to be a Gaming PC, but someone decided to set this with low VRAM. Why, why really? to whomever made that decision, great just great.!

    2nd. It does support surface stylus pens, they work very well but it does not have a tilt sensor, the pen experience is not as good as an iPad, surface or Samsung device with S-pen . I was not surprised but hopping that Samsung or Microsoft would finally put the tilt feature in this PC but of course they did not. So if you are an artist you may want to consider another device. Why, why this does not support tilt?

    3nd. It does get hot from 30C to 50C at normal use; this was not a surprise for me, after all, this is an Intel powered PC. So it is not so comfortable on the lap.

    Overall this is a good PC with excellent hardware and the potential to be excellent but it is just good. Why is that, just Samsung knows. This PC is close to the mac book air from 2020 if someone wants a comparison, or a point of reference.

    Aug 08, 2021 20:27
  • Review by Drizzle, 10 out of 10
    KEYBOARD LIGHTS UP TOO

    I want to say I have had my eyes on this laptop and over this weekend I finally found one in-stock at my favorite Best Buy location S Wads :) I saved for this thing so I could get it protected lol I saved in total $250 paid $800 with my protection plan. I cried because I’m going back to school and it was a great day for me I have charged it twice so far it has a strong battery PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS WHEN YOU FIRAT BUY TJIS ONE MAKE SURE YOU FULLY CHARGE IT!!! For the best performance I’m so thankful also make sure to get a Bamboo pen to draw take notes

    Jul 05, 2021 10:43
  • Review by Victor, 10 out of 10
    Great versatile laptop

    Perfect for University school work and light gaming. I bought this laptop out of impulse but do not regret it one bit. I also love that I can put it into tablet mode and use a stylus to take notes during class and then back into laptop mode to play some Genshin Impact after studying.

    Aug 16, 2021 20:05
  • Review by Nick1979, 10 out of 10
    Hi

    I love my new laptop works the way I want it too. I love how brite and crisp the display looks.

    Aug 20, 2021 23:32
  • Review by Kmk1013, 10 out of 10
    Galaxy flex book 2A

    I love it just need to find a bag to put my laptop in

    Aug 13, 2021 15:32
  • Review by Tani, 10 out of 10
    The Laptop for You!

    The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 2

    Is the laptop for you!

    Equipped with features galore,

    This laptop gives you more & more!

    With a screen size of 13.3 inch,

    Transporting this laptop is a cinch.

    The sleek and efficient touch screen

    Is a quality straight out of a dream!

    It’s got 8 GB of RAM and an intel core i5 processor,

    Yes, Sir!

    In a beautiful Royal Silver color,

    This laptop is perfect for him & for her!

    Jul 23, 2021 22:06
  • Review by Marvino, 10 out of 10
    Marvino n Samsung

    Best lil laptop...does everything i need and compact.

    Screen resolution is awesome

    Jul 30, 2021 15:56
  • Review by CeeElEss, 8 out of 10
    Quick speed and vibrant colors

    I wanted another laptop that was inexpensive, small, and fast. This one serves that purpose. I like the fingerprint as an easy way to unlock it. I also like that when I open the laptop, it already starts the booting up process. Past laptops take so long to boot up. The one drawback is that it doesn’t have a cd drive. I’m keeping my old laptop because I can put a disk inside and view old videos and pictures. Yes, everything goes to the cloud now, but keepsake items on several disks I have will not be going into the clouds. Overall, this laptop has a quick processor, the keys light up in the background, the display has vibrant colors, and is perfect for someone who doesn’t require all the bells and whistles of more expensive computers.

    Oct 17, 2021 10:20
  • 9.4score
    Dell - XPS 13" Touch-Screen Laptop -Intel Evo Platform- Intel Core i7 - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Platinum Silver - Platinum Silver
    Description

    The all new XPS 13 featuring 11th Gen InteI Core mobile processors, it’s now possible to enjoy incredibly immersive entertainment on a remarkably thin and light laptop. The stunning 4-sided InfinityEdge display enables us to bring a 6.8% larger 16:10 display to the 13-inch, all in a 2% smaller size than before, delivering a 91.5% screen to body ratio. 100% of the enclosure is sculpted by a CNC (computer numerical control) machining process. A high precision, machine-milled aluminum chassis creates an elegant design with high build quality that’s stronger and stiffer than magnesium or plastic.

    19 Features
  • Windows 11: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive: Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • 13.4" Touchscreen: 1920 x 1200 native resolution. Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 10. Antireflective finish reduces eyestrain.
  • Intel® Evo™ Platform - Core™ i7: The perfect combination of performance and responsiveness. Enjoy boundary-breaking performance with the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor. Experience vivid colors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics. Stay productive with fast-charging, long-lasting battery.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Integrated Widescreen HD 720P Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone Array: A new 4-element lens delivers sharp video in all areas of the frame, especially in dim lighting conditions. The top-mounted mic provides for a better audio experience
  • Elevated Design: The new XPS 13 is an evolved, modern design for XPS. By maximizing experiential elements – such as a bigger display, an edge-to-edge keyboard, a larger touchpad – the design puts a focus on elevating the essential
  • Better on the Eyes: The Eyesafe® display intelligently manages light energy at the source – selectively reducing harmful blue light and dispersing it across the light spectrum.
  • Diamond Cut Sidewalls: Gleaming, double-anodized side edges depict the pinnacle of attention to detail. The design allows for the very narrow display border, but is beautiful and resists scratches better as you plug in peripherals. Flawless, polished finish
  • Backlit keyboard: Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
  • Waves MaxxAudio: Built-in stereo speakers.Waves MaxxAudio is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games
  • Dell Mobile Connect: Allows complete wireless integration between your Dell PC and smartphone. Make calls, send texts, and get notifications on iOS and Android phones.
  • Far-field Cortana capable: The XPS 13 responds to your voice from up to 14 feet away, thanks to four built-in mics, Microsoft Cortana and Waves-enabled speech technology. Control playlists and access schedules regardless of background noise.
  • Thunderbolt 4 Port: Thunderbolt™ 4 multi-use Type-C ports allow you to charge your laptop, connect to multiple devices (including support for up to two 4K displays) and enjoy data transfers up to 40Gbps -- 8 times that of a USB 3.
  • Basic software package included: Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial, McAfee® LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • Wireless Connectivity (Wi-Fi 6 AX1650): Connect to a Wi-Fi 6 (160 MHz) router to experience Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 with improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Additional Ports: 2 Thunderbolt™ 4 (USB Type-C™) with DisplayPort and Power Delivery - 1 microSD card reader - 1 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack
  • Optical Drive: Note: This laptop does not include a DVD drive.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Kris1973, 10 out of 10
    A stunning laptop in a small package.

    Performance:

    All things being equal, a laptop this small shouldn't be this fast. The new Evo processor and on-chip graphics are surprisingly quick. Paired with the reasonably big 512GB SSD there's only one thing I threw at this laptop it couldn't handle: A new, graphically intensive game that barely plays well on my home desktop which is running an RTX 2070S discrete GPU and 32GB of system RAM. After a bit of research, the main bottleneck ended up being the 8GB of system RAM on this build. 8GB just wasn't enough to support system and video RAM for a game that big. Otherwise, I think it would have run just fine, albeit with lower graphics settings. I've done photo and video editing with no issues (other than having to keep track of memory utilization and work in smaller batches of images). If you want to do more with this laptop, consider the 16GB or 32GB version. 8GB gets a little cramped nowadays.

    Display:

    The 1920x1200 display is bright and vibrant. By default, Windows wants to set display scaling to 150% which makes things a little cramped on the 13" panel but helps with touchscreen controls. That said, I set it down to 100% almost immediately so I could get some work done. Photo and video editing beneifts from the bright, vibrant screen up to a point. The colors might be a touch overstaurated for pure color accuracy but overall, the slightly boosted saturation makes for a bright, pleasant display. I like the smaller bezels which lend a premium feel and permit the smaller overall size of the laptop.

    Battery:

    I was happy with the battery life up to a point. I've used laptops that have lasted longer on a charge, but I was consistently able to get a full 8-hour day on battery under mixed everyday use.

    Webcam:

    Integrated 720p webcam. Nothing much to write home about here either way.

    Keyboard:

    I absolutely love the keyboard on this laptop. The keys are well sized and spaced for a small laptop. Key travel and feel are remarkable. Backlighting is a must-have for me. I could type on this thing all day... and I have. The fingerprint sensor/power button is intelligently designed to require a bit more pressure so you can use the fingerprint reader without accidentally powering the laptop off. It's a small but welcome feature. Saying it again: I really love this keyboard!

    Touchpad:

    Compared to some premium trackpads this one is generally average. Size and responsiveness are great and it's perfectly fine if, like me, you use tap to click. My only complaint is that the physical click response is uneven. It takes much more pressure to click at the top of the touchpad than at the bottom.

    Touchscreen:

    The touchscreen works pretty much perfectly. Just be aware that the 13" display really makes you choose between larger, touch-friendly icons and enough screen real estate to get work done.

    Ports:

    Basically, you get two USB-C ports, a microphone jack and a micro SD card reader. That's it. Charge your laptop with one USB-C port and you're left with one port for which you'll probably need to get a USB-C hub if you want to get anything done. It's a reasonable trade-off for a laptop as small and light as this but needing a hub to plug in pretty much anything at all makes the whole setup feel a lot less portable. It does come with a USB-C to USB-A dongle that's small and very portable, but I found I generally either didn't need anything or I needed a larger hub with multiple ports for use as a dock.

    Design:

    The aluminum case and carbon fiber deck are incredibly nice. I'm especially fond of the carbon fiber deck - it has a premium feel while not conducting as much heat up to the hands as metal would. Speaking of heat:

    Heat:

    This laptop gets fairly warm. It's never gotten as properly hot in my lap as some laptops, but it's not a cool device in the lap either. In the winter, it's noticably warm. In summer you're going to want a lap desk. On the bright side, while this laptop does apparently have cooling fans, I had to look up the specs to be sure - so clearly fan noise hasn't been an issue for me.

    Overall impressions:

    The bottom line is that I really, really like working on this laptop. It isn't perfect but any issues are minor. I wish I had gotten one with at least 16GB of RAM, but otherwise it's a perfect companion for my main use: carrying it around with my camera for on-the-go photo and light video editing. It's small, light and very capable. Switching out my regular SD card for a pair of micro SD cards and an SD adapter means I can swap out memory cards between camera and laptop and offload pictures without needing a USB-C hub on the go. It's perfect for me and gets five stars for premium feel, excellent performance and being generally pleasant to just use all day. Did I mention I love the keyboard?

    Feb 21, 2021 09:59
  • Review by CrazyDogPeople, 8 out of 10
    Very solid. But is it right for you?

    Dell XPS 13.4” Evo I7

    This is a great computer. It’s really hard to decide how to rate it. There are a few drawbacks, and I think for some people, there may be a better choice for what you want to do. That’s why I’m giving this 4 rather than 5 stars, but I think if you decide that this is the right model, you will be satisfied. It really depends on what you want to do--this pc really tries to do everything well--the graphics are good enough to do some gaming and video work; the processor is fast enough to cover the needs of demanding software and multi-tasking; the build quality is high and the machine is light and the battery is strong if you need to commute or travel with it; the footprint is tiny while maximizing the screen; the audio is impressive and the control is good. But I’d ask yourself the following before ponying up: Do you want to play games on a 13.4” screen? Do you need an i7 (and the price tag) to do office work? Is a touchscreen that helpful if you’re not in a full two in one, with active pen? Are you doing high-level video and audio work that will need additional peripherals (and this computer only has ONE available port?)

    Here’s the good:

    --Very nice audio and good video. The crisp colors and screen resolution are strong. In word processing or email, the look just seems slightly less pleasant than my higher level work machine--this is a full hd display, but not quite the high level resolution of a more expensive machine. Text just looks a bit grainier, which also means it doesn’t stand quite so crisp on the screen. The XPS does have a full 1900x1200 display, but it’s not quite the pixel density of some higher levels. It’s very bright, but it also is less reflective than some displays. When playing a game, the contrasts are good, the colors very vivid, and the rendering is fast. A little game play comparing the XPS with a machine a few years older (and less fancy) certainly show the XPS shine, especially in filmed segments and in the audio. The audio really surprised me, as it’s full and enveloping without being anywhere near top volume. The sound definitely stood out compared to a lesser machine. There’s also onboard software to adjust the audio and the video to your preferences for whatever applications you’re pursuing. I haven’t played with a bunch, but it is nice to have available. Streaming video looks great, even when you’re very close to the screen. Small screens need to look sharp close up, and this one does. A large tv really shouldn’t be viewed close-up; but if you’re using a 13” laptop for your main video, this one should treat you well. Your internet and streaming connections are far more likely to provide a hiccup in watching video than this machine. Projecting audio through a smart speaker while watching video on Dell seems laggy, so I would not do that, however. Use the onboard audio.

    --Fast and furious processing. The chip is definitely great, and the machine moves as fast as anything I’ve given it. That’s not a lot, to be honest, but the 8gb of ram is more likely to be an issue than the chip, I would think. If one can, going to 16 might be the smart thing. That’s not to say I’ve detected any problems with 8, but software gets more demanding every year. If it’s feasible to expand ram, it’s probably a good idea.

    -- Build quality is good. The outside shell has some toughness, while the keyboard surface has a nice soft feel with some tactile friction that is nice compared to slicker keyboards. The thinness and slimness of this machine is notable. While the screen is a true 13.4”, the edge design means that the shell itself is the size of the screen. So, it’s a good bit smaller than other 13” machines, though the keyboard is pretty close to the same size as the other 13” machine I use regularly. It’s very light for a machine with this much in it. In an unscientific test on my kitchen scale, it comes in a bit under 3 lbs. Battery life is strong, and you can adjust performance levels to eke out more juice.

    --extended desktop features: I can easily cast my screen wirelessly to my table and have an additional screen or extend the desktop. I should be able to do this with a smart tv too, but my tv seems to be acting very dumb (it won’t talk to anything right now, so I think it’s the tv interface, not the dell). This is a nice thing to have, especially when there are limited port options and no HDMI out.

    The less good:

    --The port situation. I know, this is what ALL the new computers are doing. But two thunderbolt 4 / usb c ports is really one: one of those ports is used for the charger. So, if you’re not running on battery, you’ve got one thunderbolt 4 and one micro sd card reader. That’s it. HDMI out would be nice...a full size card reader might be nice. But, as it is... use a monitor (with a dongle or thunderbolt)...but then nothing else. Use a thumb drive...then nothing else. Use a wireless mouse...and nothing else. I have a feeling I’ll be investing in a hub at some point. Dell does provide a dongle so that you can connect USB A to your thunderbolt. That’s very helpful.

    --The battery life seems good, but the estimator is all over the place. It will tell me 2.5 hours, then 5.25, then 7, then 4, etc...within the course of an hour. I understand that it adjusts according to what I’m doing, but that many adjustments is not very helpful. I’ve used it for a few hours at a time without having any issues, but I’m really not sure if it would last seven.

    --The keyboard gets very warm. You can adjust the fan settings if you’re not liking the heat, but it definitely seems a little warmer than average. The keys also have a nice feel on the surface, but the keyboard feels sort of hollow. It’s responsive and very springy, but just a bit empty feeling, if that makes sense. Seems just slightly cramped. If you’re a gamer, I cannot see that you’d use this keyboard and touchpad and not go crazy. I don’t think gamers would often do that...but then we have the port issue. The touchpad is ok, but I’m having some difficulty getting used to it. Probably just takes a little time. Not as scary sensitive as some.

    --The touchscreen features are somewhat limited. A 2 in 1 will let you properly use an active pen and do a lot more with the touchscreen. If you really want to do a lot of that kind of work, definitely get the 2 in 1. I did not fully understand that this would not (as far as I can tell) be compatible with an active pen. I have other devices that do that, so it’s ok. But getting fingerprints all over your screen isn’t the best for this kind of workhorse anyway.

    --The Webcam is ok. It’s 720, and it’s not super crisp, especially in low light.

    So what’s my problem? Well, does this machine make sense? I thought it did--I think it would let me do a little of everything, though I could see someone who wants a more specific experience wanting a slightly different machine. If you really are a gamer, I don’t think you’ll want to play on a 13” screen. But you could. If you are doing a lot of office work, or you are traveling (or will be someday) this will certainly do the job, though you could probably get by with something a little cheaper (and maybe even with a better camera). If you’re doing some intense multimedia work, you might need something faster even than this. Or, you might want these specs, but in the 2 in 1. But if you want to do a little of everything, and perhaps if you want to get a few key peripherals to extend the at-home workability of this machine, it can do a lot for a middle price tag. As long as you like Windows. That’s not to be discounted. Within a few days of setting up this machine, a windows update messed up my system and I started over. It’s ok when you’ve not done anything yet, but--well, it’s a part of the deal.

    Feb 21, 2021 15:36
  • Review by Woo151, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop with amazing portability

    First let me start by saying I was shocked to see my Tab S7 Plus in it's case to not only be the same size as the laptop, but also thicker! The XPS 13" is perfect for school and a home office. I've actually been using it while I am lying in bed. For the past week, living in TX we got hit HARD by the snowstorms and lost power for literally days at a time with maybe 5-10 minutes of power in between.

    Package and setup

    The box it comes with houses a premium inside box with the laptop and all its accessories. Comes with charger (USB C charging!), Micro SD card reader, Thunderbolt 4.0!!, Bluetooth, Fingerprint scanner and a nice backlit keyboard.

    Setup when using the laptop the 1st time is fairly standard. Typical bloatware and whatnots to set to your personal preferences.

    This laptop is straight beautiful. Full aluminum chassis and SUPER THIN. I mentioned earlier (also check the pics) my 12.7 and 10.5 in Tablets rival the size of the laptop but they are thicker too! Even being a 13" laptop, I had no discomfort using the keyboard with my gorilla hands lol. Being backlit is a plus. Screen is sharp with a 1920x1200 (slightly higher then FHD) with an almost bezel-less design. No bending or wobbling of any kind and great build quality. The portability of this laptop alone is wonderful.

    Performance

    I used the laptop heavily over the last week being stuck inside my house with no power during the freeze (used my tablets and phone as hotspots). Battery life would last on average 8-10 hours before needing to charge (my car charged the laptop just fine) and that's with mixed use and not turning the brightness all the way max. Streaming services like Youtube, Amazon Prime and Netflix was great and looked good. Web browsing and using office suite products like word I think is what makes it perfect for a home office but even better for school. 720p built in webcam will do just fine for meetings and skyping.

    Light gaming was no match for the XPS. Even with integrated graphics instead of a dedicated card let me play RTS games with no lagging or stuttering. SSD was perfect for it's form factor. I think the 8GB of RAM is the bottleneck for it. But most who will use this laptop should have no issues what so ever.

    Using the XPS for an extended period of time did make it warm, but not hot or anything of the sort. I never had issues with it bothering me.

    I am currently using the laptop now for my online classes for school and would HIGHLY recommend to students considering it. Anyone looking for the portability of a tablet but the horsepower of a laptop should really take a close look at Dell's line up of the XPS.

    Feb 23, 2021 21:39
  • Review by stoptheclocks, 10 out of 10
    Powerful, Loaded and Ready for What's Next

    This Dell XPS is an outstanding blend of features and benefits. It helps the end-user with productivity, research and entertainment. A real winner among laptops, the Dell XPS has a 13.4” Touch screen with the revolutionary Intel Evo Platform and i7 11th generation processor, 8GBs of memory and a 512GBs SSD hard drive.

    • Set-up – With the help of Cortana’s voice setting up the Dell XPS 13 is fast and simple. Cortana really helps to make the computer start as you would like with options like your WiFi, a PIN or Fingerprint security. I actually chose both the fingerprint and PIN security options. Now I can sign in placing my first finger on the reader key (Upper Top, left). If for some reason that the fingerprint isn’t working, I still have the option of my PIN. You can sign up for a Microsoft account if you don’t already have one. The home version of Windows 10 will be running the show with features like the “Windows 7” menu which is really intuitive making the laptop kind of familiar. A full year of McAfee anti virus software comes with the Dell XPS 13.

    • Build Quality – The Dell XPS 13 is incredibly sturdy with an aluminum frame. The laptop has a great sleek profile that is lightweight and really strong. I love the 13 inch size casing which makes it effortless to transport. The thickness of the Dell XPS 13 when the top is closed is smaller than a tiny paperclip! This is the thinnest I have ever scene a laptop! Battery life is updated in real time. If you are watching an intense movie of action and amazing screen shots, the battery life goes down. You can click on the battery icon at anytime on the bottom leftside of the screen. I set the Dell XPS 13 to help with battery life and have had long sessions with only a little bit of battery juice drained.

    • Specs on the Speed – The Dell XPS 13 have 8GBs of RAM and 512GBs in the SSD. The new processor is the Intel Evo Platform with an i7 Core (11th generation!) and an integrated Iris XE chip for all your laptop graphic needs. For starters the 8GBs of RAM is probably the minimum amount of RAM memory you would want. Games and intense action movies use a lot of RAM. I didn’t experience a lot of buffering but, 12GBs or 16GBs would have really set this laptop apart in terms of multi purpose combinations of tabs. A 512GBs SSD seems to be the standard for these class of laptops. Nothing out of place here. If you fear you are running out of hard drive space (which would take a lot), a portable HD will work wonders. The Intel Evo is remarkable. It keeps track of the things you use the most on a laptop and internally works to provide the optimized settings automatically to help battery life, RAM and processing. In the near future that is something I am sure more computers will have. The Intel Evo Platform, much like the Thunderbolt being the next (and now) port of choice. I have had 8 tabs open all at once and did not experience and slowdown on the web and from the tabs. That is computing power.

    • Touchscreen and Keyboard – The touch screen is impressive for small sized footprint. With all 4 sides of the touch screen using the “Infinity Edge” feature, the thin bezel just seems to disappear. The touch screen looks that much bigger because of this design. The 1920 x 1200 touch screen puts out full HD whether you are playing a game, watching a YouTube video or a movie. It is really is impressive considering this laptop is not a 4k laptop. I played some the movies from VUDU like “The Wall” and “John Wick.” The colors and sharpness really surprised me at how amazing the movies looked. A 13.4” touch screen is used with extremely accurate when using it or with the backlit keyboard. The keyboard lights up when typing and almost immediately turns off when you lift your fingers. I love this feature even if you can’t change the color. The touch screen much like the touchpad lets your fingers “glide” across the surface. Both are extremely smooth and useful. You can use the touchpad to navigate your way through your operating system or the web. In this way, you if don’t have a mouse, no problem! Don’t forget the 720p webcam with lights that set in the ultra think bezel. The webcam has superior lighting with 2 lights in the bezel setting on opposite sides of the webcam. In short, you will look good in dim light, and not buffer when the webcam is in use. This webcam was not an after thought. It is a real nice component that adds value to this laptop.

    • Ports – There are 2 Thunderbolt 4.0 ports. The Thunderbolt ports can move information an incredible “40 GBs” a second! I was able to backup from my USB type A 3.0 portable hard drive using the Thunderbolt port in minutes, not hours! With the 2 Thunderbolt ports, one is used to charge the laptop, but you can use both of them for a USB type C mouse or USB type C portable hard drive. Included with the XPS 13 is a USB type C to USB type A 3.0 which really comes in handy, because the industry is moving over to Thunderbolt ports. You can use your USB type A mouse right away with this attachment. One gripe, as wonderful as the 2 4.0 Thunderbolts ports are, the fact there is only 2. This left me feeling a bit challenged as to how to set up system with the laptop. My best advice is to buy a USB type A 3.0 hub. Most of them are reasonably priced and you can 4 or more USB type A 3.0 ports. That solved my issue. With the hub attachment, I then plug in my portable drive USB type A 3.0, a game controller and a mouse. I used the other Thunderbolt port for charging. The other 2 ports are a 3.5mm jack and an SD card reader. The SD card reader is nice to have for transferring data and the 3.5mm jack is superb for headphones.

    • Sound – The sound of movies, music and games is much better than I thought. It is plenty loud and distortion free. The Dell XPS 13 uses a Waves Maxxaudio Pro card in the computer. Out of all the ports Dell could have put into this laptop, they included a 3.5mm jack. I actually really like that they did that. Using the 3.5mm jack for headphones is a simple and easy transition to hear what is going on the laptop. Music sounded especially nice with the headphones. I do want to say that the audiophile open back headphones I am using sound the best I have ever heard in a laptop. The sound coming out of this 3.5mm is very impressive!

    Overall the Dell XPS 13.4" Touch-Screen Laptop with Intel Evo Platform, Intel Core i7 (11th generation) with 8GBs Memory and a 512GBs SSD sets the pace among laptops for the value and performance people are looking for. Whether it is a movie, or streaming a channel, this Dell XPS 13 will get the job done with no fuss. The Intel Evo Platform is definitely a highlight and could be a make or break choice depending on how you work with your laptop. If the Dell XPS 13 intrigues you, consider making this your very own laptop.

    Feb 14, 2021 10:17
  • Review by veritech13, 8 out of 10
    Amazing Build Quality!!! Great performance!

    I was very pleasantly surprised by this laptop that has the convenience of a tablet but performs like a very capable laptop.

    First impressions:

    I will keep it short and sweet. The quality is very good! There are a few standouts when it comes to a laptop this light and portable.

    * There is no flex in the screen/lid, it is touchscreen and very responsive but as thin as it is...when you are closing or opening the laptop, IT DOES NOT FLEX! It is very sturdy as is the whole frame/chasis.

    *BONUS; true indicator of quality even when it comes to the hinges and craftsmanship. The screen/lid allows for one handed opening. The screen raises without issues and does not lift the body in the process. Gone are the days of opening your laptop as if you were trying to pry open a clam! I have only experienced this type of attention to detail in the $2200 plus laptops.

    * the chrome accents look amazing and give this laptop a very nice touch of high end device. The textured keyboard panel looks amazing as well, it compliments the high end look very well.

    The PORTABILITY!

    I thought the smaller screen size would be difficult to get used to but believe me it isn't as this little laptop allows to be taken and positioned anywhere you could take a tablet Buuuut it performs like a full size laptop. I ran multiple programs, video editing and it didn't slow down or glitch. There is a full version of windows, not the windows S that comes on most performance tablets. The laptop may be small but it has a full version of windows 10!

    *THUNDERPORT!!! those not famiuliar with the thunderport, it is not just a USB-C input/output. It is a thunderport which allows for upto 40gbps ! So if you are looking at it and seeing a lack of ports not to worry, with the thunderport you can connect a dock with every port you need and actually have the speeds needed to have it perform seamless. You can even connect thunderbolt port 4.0 to multiple monitors with the right adapter. They did a good job of making the laptop slim and realizing you need ports and they supplied the thunderbolt port to address all concerns.

    *Windows HELLO/Fingerprint scan, 2 very easy ways to login to the laptop which have a very high success rate. it isn't necessary but it is a nice way to avoid password logins and just sit and start using the laptop as quick as can be.

    *Bluetooth 5.0 and Wireless AX so downloads speeds are very quick and strong connections to your bluetooth devices.

    *the i7 processor has been performing great with the integrated graphics card has allowed for very smooth video.

    The only negative i have come across is the included memory . I can live with the 512 SSD drive, which is quite quick, but the 8gb ram...i wish it was 16gb and then this laptop would not need any upgrades. That is the only con that stands out and deserves to be mentioned. The micro sd port is pretty cool and go overlooked if you don't look close enough but it's a nice touch.

    Of course there is more i can list as far as wants but the laptop is not meant to be a gaming laptop but a powerful on the go laptop for someone who takes their on the travel productivity a serious step further. B+

    Feb 18, 2021 22:28
  • Review by HoMi3, 8 out of 10
    Dell's finest

    Ultra books are not dead. This is still one of the best use laptops that have come out in a while. Dell has been able to squeeze a ton of good specs into this laptop. If you are looking for a great all around laptop that is easy to use on the go with great specs, look into this. This is Dell's 11th gen 13 inch model and they still are bringing a quality product out.

    Their display is bright enough and the 1900x1200 resolution is great.

    Keyboard is solid, button press has a great feel to it. Can type really well with how this feels. Backlit keys are always a plus for dim lit environments.

    Input and output: Just enough with the 2 thunderbolt ports. Worth it to get a desk dock from Dell as well to hookup external monitors and peripherals. Headset mic/headphone jack is neat to have. Micro SD card slot is great for transferring photos/videos.

    Webcam: Decent enough for conference calls and video calls.

    Downside is that it is only 720p.

    Internal specs: 512gb storage, 8gb memory, 2.8ghz 11th Generation Intel i7-1165G7. Once again, good for all around performance.

    Looks is sleek with the aluminum silver body.

    Want to play some games? I tested out some Counter Strike Go and it played decent enough. I do recommend connecting to dock for external use and peripherals.

    Mar 05, 2021 15:47
  • Review by sgriesch, 8 out of 10
    Nice Laptop

    The Dell XPS9310 is, in my opinion, a better than average laptop (in price and function). It’s not quite a high-end gaming laptop, but it’s more than an internet surfing or general office machine. It has the capability to do most anything, making it pretty versatile.

    The laptop is very sleek and surprisingly slim, all the while having a 512 GB solid state drive and 8 GB RAM. It comes with a headphone jack, built-in camera and microphone. The sound is surprisingly excellent for such a slim device.

    It has a 13.4 inch LED screen. The picture is crisp and colors are vibrant. The screen goes nearly to the edge which makes it seem larger than the 13.4 inches. The screen is also a touch screen. This seems like a neat feature however I'm unsure what it could be best used for. It’s not really a tablet, but has the option to use the touch screen if you’d like.

    It comes with 2 Thunderbolt 4 Ports as well as a USB adapter. If they could have squeezed 4 Thunderbolt ports in versus 2, it would make a huge difference. In an effort to make the laptop slim, they have limited what can be plugged in. At times you have to think about what you want to hook up. It may be wise to get a USB 3.0 hub to go with this product. And in a continuing laptop trend you must use a wireless internet connection because there is no Ethernet port. The internet connection is AX band, and it is equipped with Bluetooth.

    The backlit keyboard is a plus. The feel of the keyboard is very nice and the key press sounds are pleasant and not too loud. My wife really enjoys the Precision Touchpad. She likes it compared to the old style touch pads with 2 buttons. I am more old-fashioned and prefer a mouse.

    Overall, I like the laptop and would give it 4 stars. It exceeds my normal day-to-day needs. I would like to have more inputs, but otherwise it seems to be a quick and solid machine.

    Feb 17, 2021 20:42
  • Review by BestbuyGuy210, 10 out of 10
    Fast,stylish, and small form factor!

    I personally love Dell products. I have owned many Dell laptops, a few desktops and even some of their computer speakers when they use to make their 2.1 systems. Dell just puts effort in making quality products for a reasonable price everyone can afford. This Dell XPS is no exception.

    The design and build quality is standard for dell. Higher end finishes with sturdy build quality. Nothing new. Although the XPS line is upper mid level so the fit and finish will be a little higher. It’s really stylish IMO. I LOVE IT.

    As far as speed and specs go this is nearly spec’d out minus the 4K screen but thats fine for me as it will kill the battery faster. This comes with a 1200p screen which is a bit higher resolution than 1080p. But also this is an ultra wide screen so it balances out. Still, the picture quality is very good. Plenty brightness for hdr and sharp enough for any video you watch on YouTube even 8k video samples. (I like watching those).

    The 11h gen intel processor is faster than anything out there that you can Actually get. Basic commands seem super snappy and the operating system seems to be work very quickly as well. Gaming is no bad either for an integrated mobile GPU. Although I will say I have an actual gaming desktop and gaming laptop so I won’t actually game on this. But nice to have. 8gb ram is plenty for business and school use. But not so much for gaming IMO. The 512gb SSD is perfect size for everyday needs. Backlit keyboard is nice. You can even lift the screen open with out lifting the whole laptop. I love that.

    If you are like me and will use this for YouTube, Netflix and the like. Then You hope to have good speakers right? Well this Dell XPS 13 has some great speakers. Louder than you would imagine and very crisp solid overall sound from such a small form factor.

    I didn’t us the fingerprint scanner myself because I opted to use the face unlock feature since it’s easier for me. And I will say that it works very well. No issues to report at this time.

    Overall this is a way better option than its main competitor, the Apple equivalent. This is higher spec and way less in price. Is this is an option I highly recommend.

    This truly is a gem. A bit pricey but well worth the premium for what it offers.

    Feb 15, 2021 23:39
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen™ 5 Surface® Edition – 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
    Description

    Stand out on HD video calls backed by Studio Mics. Capture ideas on the vibrant PixelSense™ touchscreen. Surround yourself with immersive, theater-like Dolby Atmos® audio⁶. Do it all with a perfect balance of sleek, ultra-thin design, and more speed, now up to 70% faster – with significantly longer battery life than before¹. Two sizes. Two keyboard finishes. Plus, choice of 11th Gen Intel® Core™ or exclusive AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface® Edition processors².

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11⁶ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 10 Home: Utilize Windows Hello, for a fast, secure, and password-free way to unlock Surface Laptop 4 and save time with familiar features and trusted security like included antivirus, firewall, and internet protections. > Learn more ›
  • Get the most out of your screen space: Choose 13.5” for the perfect balance of productivity and portability; or 15” for the best streaming, split-screen multitasking, and gaming experiences. The Surface signature 3:2 ratio gives you the most vertical screen real estate on a laptop³.
  • AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface® Edition processor: Power to do what you want with up to 70% more speed than before.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 128GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Make it your own: Slim, sleek design with rich tone-on-tone colors in warm Alcantara® material or cool metal finish. Choose from new Ice Blue, plus Sandstone, Matte Black, and Platinum²​.
  • The best of Microsoft, all in one place: Protect your files and photos in the cloud with integrated OneDrive storage. Work seamlessly across devices with Microsoft 365.* And, get started right away with the Windows you know⁴.​
  • AMD Radeon Graphics: Integrated graphics provides everyday image quality for Internet use, video streaming and casual gaming.
  • Improved all-day battery life: Go from low battery to full faster with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour⁵. Feel free to move about your home or workspace easily with significantly longer battery life than before¹.
  • Show your best side on video calls: Sharp video and image quality, even in low light, thanks to a front-facing 720p HD camera and be heard loud and clear with dual far-field Studio Mics that capture your voice and reduce background noise.
  • Connect in more ways: Plug in the accessories you use today with built-in ​USB-C® and USB-A ports, Surface Connect for charging, and headphone jack.
  • Built for Windows Ink: With Windows Ink-compatible computers, you can take notes on screen, mark up photos and screen shots, or create content through Ink-enabled apps. Learn more ›
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Docrob68, 10 out of 10
    This is a great budget laptop.

    People think that they have to have a computer with professional specs. But the average person would never use all that power for as long as they own the device. But I get it, most people want to future proof their investment. But the way I see it, no matter how much you spend. You're going to upgrade within 4 to 5 year's anyway so why not think about what you're going to be doing with it in the first place. Most apps are optimized for low powered devices anyway so you'll never need a high end device to start with. But hey, I can't tell you how to spend your money. But for me, I only keep a device for about two years anyway because I love new technology. But for the average person this is a great product.

    Oct 24, 2021 04:53
  • Review by Matt, 8 out of 10
    Too Little Storage

    I love most everything about the laptop. The Alcantara suede on the keyboard feels amazing and the Windows Hello facial recognition lets me log on securely without raising a finger. The downside is that Best Buy seems to have gotten a custom spec'd version of this laptop with only 128GB. After the upgrade to Windows 11 and a few apps for work (Teams, Office, Chrome and Zoom) I'm left with 11GB.

    Nov 04, 2021 15:54
  • Review by nimcity, 10 out of 10
    Great on a Budget

    If youre looking for a great deal on a well made budget laptop, this is great. Boots up fast, runs basic programs well, great for school. Its not a gaming device but good for general stuff

    Nov 10, 2021 18:09
  • 9.4score
    Dell - Inspiron 5000 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Platinum Silver
    Description

    The Inspiron range of laptops and 2-in1s are thoughtfully designed so you can stay connected wherever you are, with long-lasting battery life, these chic, lightweight devices can seamlessly connect your PC and smartphone with Dell Mobile Connect’s wireless integration. Equipped with the latest processors, graphics, and thermal solutions; your PC runs quickly and smoothly as you connect with confidence. Optimized with technology that simplifies your life, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s offer a range of easy-to-use features all packaged in a minimalist and modern design. A newly designed and ergonomically positioned lift hinge increases comfort for a better typing experience when on chat, writing lengthy emails or connecting to your world. And that’s not all, your Inspiron, is now environmentally conscious – The Inspiron compliments not just your style but also your values.

    12 Features
  • Microsoft Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen.
  • 14" touch screen for hands-on control: Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 10. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance for HD-quality computing.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 256GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Get in touch with versatility: Whether you are typing a friend a quick message in laptop mode or checking out a how-to video in tent mode, the 360° hinge allows to seamless shift between 4 different modes, providing the flexibility to stay connected throughout.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: Smoothly stream 4K content and play your favorite games in 720p, without the need for a dedicated graphics card
  • MaxxAudio® Pro: Built-in stereo speakers.MaxxAudio Pro is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games
  • Weighs 3.6 lbs. and measures .75" thin: Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in HD webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Reviewer1, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop overall, with a couple of issues

    First the Pros: Not too heavy and compact, Windows 11 upgrade eligible, has 3 ports (2 USB A and 1 USB C), the USB C port can charge as well, comfortable keyboard to type with. Now the Cons: Battery life is poor - only about 3 hours on a single charge, Screen isnt full HD - only 768p, would have preferred if they made it 2 USB C ports instead of just 1. Overall the product is great value.

    Oct 19, 2021 11:40
  • Review by Terry, 10 out of 10
    Another great purchase from a great company!

    I recently purchased another laptop computer from you for my wife. She hasn’t yelled at my so I’m a happy customer!

    Oct 15, 2021 17:51
  • Review by DarleneR, 10 out of 10
    Great price!

    Great price for the unit - will definately purchase again

    Nov 01, 2021 12:48
  • 9.4score
    13
    HP
    HP - Pavilion x360 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD +32GB Intel Optane - Warm Gold
    Description

    Adapts to your view: The extremely flexible, HP Pavilion x360 14 inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC will blow you away with its compact size. With four modes, you'll find just the right angle for anything that comes your way. Entertainment covered from every angle: The view is great from any angle with a four-sided micro-edge display. Flexibility to watch in tent and reverse modes is ideal for streaming and entertainment, and with an Intel® Core™ processor, you'll power through binge sessions. HP Dual Speakers with Audio by B&O make the view sound even better. Stay connected: Get out of your zone. Make staying connected on the go faster and easier with fast Wi-Fi. And power through marathon sessions with long battery life and HP Fast Charge. Make an impact: The HP Pavilion x360 uses sustainable materials and is Energy Star® certified and EPEAT® Gold registered.

    13 Features
  • Get a fresh perspective with Windows 11: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Display: 14.0-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), multitouch-enabled, IPS, edge-to-edge glass, microedge: Always see your content at its best with 178-degree wide-viewing angles, Full HD and a vibrant picture. And with touchscreen technology, you can control your PC right from the screen.
  • Processor: 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1155G7: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 X 4 GB): Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Internal storage: 512 GB Intel® PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD + 32 GB Intel® Optane™ memory: Launch your most used apps at faster speeds. Accomplish more in less time with two breakthrough technologies in a single form factor while seamlessly loading heavy duty images and videos.
  • Graphics: Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics: Impressive performance for creating, gaming, and entertainment. A new level of graphics performance and crisp, stunning visuals – with the convenience of a thin & light laptop.
  • Effortlessly connected: Enjoy a smoother wireless experience with a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5 combo–all your connections are solid, with up to 3x faster file transfer speeds than Wi-Fi 5.
  • Fingerprint reader: Seamlessly log in to your device in any position with the touch of your finger. Patented 3-D fingerprint technology ensures secure access
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera: The 88-degree, wide-angle field of view lets you video chat with the entire family or group of friends in crystal clear detail
  • Backlit keyboard: Work comfortably in darker environments with a full-sized keyboard and integrated numeric pad.
  • Work. Write. Play. Naturally.: The 360-degree hinge gets you in the perfect position to work, write, watch, and play.
  • Created with the planet in mind: HP is dedicated to driving progress toward a more sustainable future and making responsible choices for the environment and our customers. We are innovating new ways to reduce the amount of materials in our products and packaging
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Vijai, 10 out of 10
    Latest with best price and advancement

    Lite and Strong design.

    Powerful and latest CPU with expandable RAM gives more advancement in speed and performance.

    Best in class with in price catagory.

    Display quality is better in LED.

    Oct 24, 2021 11:57
  • Review by pokey939, 8 out of 10
    Okay for Digital Drawing

    I purchased this laptop because the model on the Best Buy website showed it with a SD card slot. Once I arrived at my local store to purchase what I saw on their website and got home with my purchase, I was looking for the SD slot to put in the micro card. Unbeknown to be, this model is not the same as noted on the website.

    The model noted on the website is an older model HP is no longer producing with a SD card slot. I am very disappointed. However, the laptop is great for using to draw (which is why I purchased a 3rd laptop).

    Also, I wanted to experience the new Windows 11 OS. I didn't want to upgrade my other computer and laptops to Windows 11. From previous experiences when Windows 7 came on the scene, Windows then created Windows 8. Upgrading from 7 to 8 was a nightmare. I would not recommend upgrading from Windows 10. If you can afford to purchase a laptop (or computer), buy for the Windows 11. DO NOT UPGRADE YOUR CURRENT OS TO WINDOWS 11.

    Windows 11 is okay. A lot to absorb and to take in. Keep your Windows 10.

    Nov 10, 2021 09:29
  • Review by Jessica, 10 out of 10
    Computer

    Very nice computer. Runs smoothly. Easy to ise, fir everyday services.

    Oct 23, 2021 22:19
  • 9.4score
    14
    HP
    HP - Pavilion x360 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD + 32GB Intel Optane - Warm Gold
    Description

    Adapts to your view: The extremely flexible, HP Pavilion x360 14 inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC will blow you away with its compact size. With four modes, you'll find just the right angle for anything that comes your way. Entertainment covered from every angle: The view is great from any angle with a four-sided micro-edge display. Flexibility to watch in tent and reverse modes is ideal for streaming and entertainment, and with an Intel® Core™ processor, you'll power through binge sessions. HP Dual Speakers with Audio by B&O make the view sound even better. Stay connected: Get out of your zone. Make staying connected on the go faster and easier with fast Wi-Fi. And power through marathon sessions with long battery life and HP Fast Charge. Make an impact: The HP Pavilion x360 uses sustainable materials and is Energy Star® certified and EPEAT® Silver registered.

    15 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 14" FHD IPS touchscreen: 14.0-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), multitouch-enabled, IPS, edge-to-edge glass, micro-edge
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512 GB Intel® PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD w/ 32 GB Intel® Optane™ memory: Launch your most used apps at faster speeds. Accomplish more in less time with two breakthrough technologies in a single form factor while seamlessly loading heavy duty images and videos.
  • Intel® Iris® Xe graphics: Impressive performance for creating, gaming, and entertainment. A new level of graphics performance and crisp, stunning visuals – with the convenience of a thin & light laptop.
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.
  • Effortlessly connected: Enjoy a smoother wireless experience with Wi-Fi 6 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5.0 combo, all your connections are solid and up to 3x faster file transfer speeds than Wi-Fi 5.
  • A truly powerful audio experience: HP Dual Speakers, HP Audio Boost, and tuning by B&O deliver a rich, authentic audio experience.
  • Fingerprint reader: Seamlessly log in into your device in any position with the touch of your finger. Patented 3-D fingerprint technology ensures secure access.
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera: The 88-degree, wide-angle field of view lets you video chat with the entire family or group of friends in crystal clear detail.
  • Work. Write. Play. Naturally.: The 360-degree hinge gets you in the perfect position to work, write, watch, and play.
  • Backlit keyboard: Work comfortably in darker environments with a full-sized keyboard and integrated numeric pad.
  • Created with the planet in mind.: HP is dedicated to driving progress toward a more sustainable future and making responsible choices for the environment and our customers.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dina, 10 out of 10
    Hp Pavilion 360

    Love this Laptop. This is my second time buying this HP Laptop. But this time for my sis

    Oct 08, 2021 20:23
  • Review by Cheiyenne, 6 out of 10
    A real review of my couple months w/ this laptop

    I LIKE IT BUT I HAVE BEEF!

    I bought this laptop a couple months ago and I already have beef w/ it. The pros are that it isn't too bulky, its beautiful obviously, TOUCH SCREEN FTW, it can keep up with my video editing software and the 360 spin is fire. NOW FOR MY BEEF (this might be petty but I don't care); First is the STUPID HOME BUTTON OMG! There is a home button located right next to the backspace button and if you accidently press the home button (which I do all the time) while trying to backspace, it moves the cursor to the beginning of the sentence and you end up deleting stuff without noticing (very annoying). Next its default search engine is Microsoft Bing which do I even have to explain? It sucks because I now have all my info on Microsoft (because it makes it so easy) but then I have to deal with Bing because if I get a different search engine I have to put all new info in (which is annoying). The touchpad is a little wonky and i end up doing weird things to the windows I'm working in without meaning to. The battery life is BOOTY, now that could just be overcharging but mines is booty. Also the 360 doesn't allow you to use multiple windows which makes tablet mode only good for reading, or playing solitaire. AND NO (before you ask) if you buy a pen w/ it (which you have to really keep up w/ because there's no way to attach it to the laptop) you don't get that cool feature that you see w/ other tablet laptops where you can take cool notes and draw, NOPE. I didn't have that experience w/ it, the pen is pretty much another mouse while in tablet mode.

    I hope this helps some people! Would I re purchase this? No. I would rather get a Chromebook, a dell or a surface pro. Those seem like better options for me personally.

    Jun 27, 2021 01:03
  • Review by EB23, 2 out of 10
    BE AWARE ONLY 15 DAY RETURNS!!

    Issues from the very 1st use! This item was supposed to be open box certified excellent condition but it needed a ton of updating and after only 2 uses the laptop will not turn on despite being charged. Best buy won't return because it's more than 15 fraud since purchase and hp support had no clue what was wrong or what to do about a product warranty for my item. Nightmare!!! Now I'm out 800 bucks and a computer, witch is reaping havoc in my life!

    Jun 21, 2021 14:56
  • Review by thegreatdane, 10 out of 10
    Can 100% recommend

    This is so far the best laptop I've ever owned. The 2-1 part is a great bonus and works smoothly. I wanted this due to being a frequent traveler and use it for school. It's lightweight, fast, and has a great design. I am a student and didn't initially want to spend this much on a laptop, but it's well worth it.

    Jun 21, 2021 16:44
  • Review by Awill, 8 out of 10
    Decent upper midrange laptop

    This is my second laptop purchase this year. Bought a higher end ASUS laptop to be my main windows device. This I bought because I wanted a smaller laptop that I could install Linux on to keep my fingers in that game too. While I wait for the latest version of the distro I plan on installing. I can review this as a windows machine. I also bought this open box, and during Memorial Day weekend. So, it was considerably less than full price. For what I actually paid, this is really good. At full price, there are two negatives. No backlight keyboard, which should be standard in the over $800 range, and the hinge is somewhat floppy if you have it open a bit beyond 90 degrees and then pick it up. Then it will flop to around 180 degrees. Both of which are quibbles. The keyboard feels good to me, and very much like the great keyboard on the Elitebook I have for work through my company. I would prefer that the tops of the keys were a bit textured, but the smooth and kind of slick keys are the style these days.

    Let's get into the positives. Performance is smooth, and gets close to the i7 ASUS I own. The trackpad is accurate, does multi touch gestures very well, and better than the one on the Elitebook I have. Frankly, several weeks in, this is the first laptop I haven't quickly paired a mouse with. That is saying something. The screen is reasonably bright for indoor use, but outdoor it isn't so great when the sun is high in the desert sky here in AZ. Touch screen works as expected. Audio is fine for the size of the device, I use this in tent mode a fair amount, and the speaker positioning is better than on my more expensive 2 in 1. The whole chassis is thin and light for the product class. You have to go up to the Envy line, or the XPS for Dell, and the Yoga 7 and 9 series for Lenovo. The Yoga 7 series is the closest comparison, and Whichever one is on better sale price any given day would be the better choice. Although the front edges on this one is less sharp than the Yoga. Which is something I appreciate. The fingerprint reader, coupled with Windows Hello works really well too. Also, this has a much more solid body than anything that is priced lower. There is a core i3 Pavilion that Best Buy has for 549 at full price that I was considering, but that has a body that has way more flex, and possibly less durability than this. At the sale price, the choice between the two ended up being a no brainer for me. I expect to get 5 to 6 years out of this, and have no regrets in this purchase.

    Jun 11, 2021 15:45
  • Review by LuvMovies, 10 out of 10
    Backup Laptop

    I’ve only had it for a few weeks but…

    I have owned HP laptops for years so when my old one needed a repair, I purchased this one as a backup. It’s a perfect laptop for school. It has 512GB which is plenty for daily use. The battery lasted at least three days before recharging after 7 hrs straight a day so it has a great battery. I have no complaints about my purchase. Also, the keys are backlit so it helps when it’s late and you’re not wearing glasses or contacts lol

    May 07, 2021 17:33
  • Review by KatInThePalmBeaches, 10 out of 10
    FIRE TV Experience

    The TV is the perfect size for the space where i set it up. The viewing is perfect (e.g., sharp, clear pictures).

    This device was purchased for a 2nd home that has no cable. In mý primary home in another state, I have UVerse, so am used to viewing many channels on live TV.

    One drawback has been that it waa told to me that any channel I am paying for on UVerse (e.g., OWN, BRAVO, UP), I would be able to view those channels' programming on the Fire TV. This has not been the case, so this has been very disappointing. Haven't watched my regular programming for the past 55 days I have been away; and purchasing a 2nd cable subscription with added monthly payments (or even repurchasing the channels again when I am still paying monthly for the channels in my primary home) are both out of the question. So I am settling for a Netfix subscription, while viewing the only programming that comes with my annual Amazon Prime membership.

    I reached out in so many directions for assistance, all to no avail. I do miss my regular TV programming while away, and wish there was some help.

    I do maintain that though it could be better, the TV is a good product. I would recommend it to a friend ONLY if their experience mirrors my current one, if one is willing to forego live TV channels with programming to which you are accustomed. I would be elated with my TV if the above issue could be addressed.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:15
  • Review by Charlie, 10 out of 10
    Excellent laptop!

    This laptop is probably one of the nicest laptops I've used. Nice size screen, and offers the inking feature which I can use my Surface pen to draw directly on the screen!

    It is very thin and lightweight and easy to carry, and ultra fast, good storage space and excellent resolution good for just about anything. It also has a backlit keyboard and the keys feel really nice to type on. A+ product

    Oct 16, 2021 13:30
  • 9.4score
    Lenovo - ThinkPad L13 Yoga 2-in-1 13.3" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Black
    Description

    More flexible than a traditional laptop, its 360° hinge allows mobile workers to use it as a laptop or a tablet; or even in tent or stand mode for 1:1 presentations inside or outside the office. Includes features such as fingerprint reader, 720p camera and smart card reader. Meanwhile, the battery lasts up to 10 hours, ensuring uninterrupted productivity on the go.

    19 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 13.3" Full HD 10-point multitouch screen: The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Capacitive display responds to finger touches instead of pressure, recognizing a light swipe but not a standard stylus. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. LED backlight
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 mobile processor: Ultra-low-voltage platform. Quad-core, eight-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 256GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • 360° flip-and-fold design: Offers four versatile modes — laptop, tablet, tent and stand. Lenovo Transition automatically switches specific applications to full screen when changing from PC to tablet, tent or stand position.
  • Intel® Iris Xe Graphics: Offers stunning graphics. Delight in brilliant color and rich detail on 4K HDR video. Tackle creative projects or popular games with ease.
  • Weighs 3.16 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • Aluminum chassis: Offers a sleek look.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer: Supports microSD memory card formats.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in HD webcam with dual array microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations: Touchpad with scroll and multitouch capability.
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
  • Thinkpad Pen Pro: Includes garaged rechargeable Thinkpad Pen Pro
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Great, Versatile Work Alternative

    Overall, I would rate this Lenovo model at a 4.7.

    As a disclaimer, I don't do gaming and will be using this as a recreational / work alternative. That said, the 8 GB RAM and i5 intel processor is plenty sufficient for me.

    I have only had it for a week so I haven't fully broken it in to determine if there are any shortfalls. Here are my initial thoughts:

    Pros:

    - Amazing keyboard. After going back and forth from my old Surface 3 to my Dell Work laptop, this keyboard definitely shines above.

    - Included rechargeable stylus. I'm not one to really use a stylus but as I am taking work related classes, I can see how it can be used for easy mark-ups or highlighting. The draw to text is cool as you can use it in place of typing if you really wanted to.

    - Great Convertibility. Obviously as a 2-in-1, you wouldn't expect anything different. However after going from a small (but lighter) Surface 3 to this, i can see the difference. Tablet mode for reading articles, papers or anything is much better than the standard laptop method. I assume this feature would be helpful for big readers.

    - Overall durability. As a military service member, I appreciate the durability of any tech I own. As you may know, this Lenovo series goes through many durability tests which make it great for workers on the go or those who have to transport their laptops in very hot and cool environments. Although I haven't tested it, the spill resistant keyboard is a big plus.

    Cons.

    - Idle RAM usage. For some reason, my background processes consume about 30-40% of my memory. It hasn't resulted in any issues and I will continue to work with it as there are some user fixes. However, it surprised my as it basically leaves me 4-5 GB not utilized. This may ne a non-issue though but did want to bring it up as a note.

    - Battery life is just ok. Other models have better battery life and I can attest that this model doesn't win any awards. However, it's not a big issue. I think most professional reviews put this at 6-7 hours with mixed use.

    Other notes:

    - Loud fan noise and overheating has been a complaint by some. My model was a bit loud at first but after all the initial updates, it hasn't been an issue since. Of course there will be some fan noise with heavy use but it's not all that bad.

    For professional reviews, I would recommend MobileTechReview on YouTube. They review the GEN 1 version of this model but a lot of the data is consistent. For the price, I think it was a great option. I would definitely recommend this for students or as an alternative, mobile work computer.

    Jun 18, 2021 10:13
  • Review by Tbonexas, 10 out of 10
    Amazing worktop.

    Amazing quality, speed, comfortable, durable. Only downfall is you cannot upgrade the ram. However 8gb is plenty for what I need it for. I am a full stack developer and when I am away from my desktop and need to code it does everything perfectly. The tablet mode is perfect, stylus is insanely accurate, and the display is amazing. It handles all my programs with ease, no hiccups, no stutters. I have had it over a month now and the battery life is still incredible. The SSD I will eventually upgrade to a 1TB as I have a ton of files and repositories I need to work on, but overall I’m truly happy with this laptop. I’m glad I ended up with this over the surface. Not saying anything bad about Microsoft surface but the cost difference for minuscule performance changes was enough for me. To pull the trigger on this Lenovo.

    I build MERN apps on it and I feel comfortable with the keyboard and display. Highly recommend. I do suggest a mouse if you aren’t used to the pad but those are easy to find *cheap Logitech* will do the job just fine.

    Will definitely go with Lenovo again when the time comes to upgrade which I don’t see being any time soon.

    5/5 for me. I’d give 6 if the ram was upgradable, but those are small issues that are from me being picky.

    Highly recommend. If you’re on the fence about it just jump on over you won’t be let down.

    Jul 03, 2021 05:42
  • Review by Mythinkpadyoga, 8 out of 10
    Thinkpad yoga L13

    Overall the computer has worked well. I did have a problem with it not waking from sleep mode, and had to check youtube to see how to wake it up. Other than that, I haven't had any problems. The computer is lighter and smaller than my previous computer, and I hope it will be more durable than my last one.

    Sep 28, 2021 15:00
  • Review by Gofastcat, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo thinkpad

    Went into the store just looking for basic laptop had a couple of must-have features explain to the salesman what I was looking for quickly directed me to the three available options that had the features I desired explain the benefits of each of them and allowed me to make my choice. I am very happy with my purchase the computer worksExcellent

    May 28, 2021 18:26
  • Review by Hessi, 10 out of 10
    Labtop thinkpad

    Lenovo is a good product and i have a lenovo ideapad 5 flex and the touch screen dosnt work and this laptop we bought about few days but it has problems after a while the keyboard freezes and two times the screen went black and i just had to restart it

    Jun 27, 2021 13:59
  • Review by Riscomo, 10 out of 10
    Purchase

    Good for price and need for service’s also light wait

    Oct 29, 2021 16:54
  • Review by Uman, 10 out of 10
    The Bes

    This laptop is perfect for me!! It does exactly what I need and is so user friendly!! Love it.

    Sep 04, 2021 06:37
  • Review by jmancini, 10 out of 10
    Worth every penny

    Excellent tool. We use it for advanced projects and more complex applications like VISIO or MS Project.

    Aug 27, 2021 17:12
  • 9.4score
    Dell - Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Blue
    Description

    The Inspiron range of laptops and 2-in1s are thoughtfully designed so you can stay connected wherever you are, with long-lasting battery life, these chic, lightweight devices can seamlessly connect your PC and smartphone with Dell Mobile Connect’s wireless integration. Equipped with the latest processors, graphics, and thermal solutions; your PC runs quickly and smoothly as you connect with confidence. Optimized with technology that simplifies your life, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s offer a range of easy-to-use features all packaged in a minimalist and modern design. A newly designed and ergonomically positioned lift hinge increases comfort for a better typing experience when on chat, writing lengthy emails or connecting to your world. Rest assured that your privacy is secure with the mechanical privacy camera shutter. Also, the single sign on (SSO) fingerprint reader on the power button provides a more personal, more secure instant access login experience. And that’s not all, your Inspiron, is now environmentally conscious – The Inspiron compliments not just your style but also your values.

    12 Features
  • Windows 11: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC
  • 14.0" FHD Display: Equipped with a FHD IPS touch screen, the border-less visual effect minimizes distractions offering better cinema, document and web browsing experience
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive: While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • 8GB system memory for full-power multitasking.: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Get in touch with versatility: Whether you are typing a friend a quick message in laptop mode or checking out a how-to video in tent mode, the 360° hinge allows to seamless shift between 4 different modes, providing the flexibility to stay connected throughout.
  • Borderless views: Enjoy the virtually borderless view with thin bezels and an expansive screen-to-body ratio to minimize distractions for a better cinema, document and web browsing experience.
  • Recharge in a flash: When you’ve been going all day on the extended battery life but need a quick charge, select between three different Express ChargeTM options to reduce the time you spend tethered to a wall.
  • Privacy is paramount: Rest assured that your privacy is secure with the mechanical privacy camera shutter. Also, the single sign on (SSO) fingerprint reader on the power button provides a more personal, more secure instant access login experience.
  • MaxxAudio® Pro: Built-in stereo speakers.MaxxAudio Pro is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games
  • Wireless AX: Experience lightning-fast Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and reliable connections with Intel® Wi-Fi 6
  • Additional ports: USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (x2), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (x1), HDMI 1.4, Micro SD Media Card Reader - 1 combo headphone / microphone jack
  • Sustainability Values: Now environmentally conscious – from packaging made of 97% recycled packaging materials to use of low VOC waterborne paints – The Inspiron compliments not just your style but also your values.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RedScorpion, 10 out of 10
    Snappy 2-in-1 Workhorse PC

    The Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 is a snappy device. For folks in the market for a solid computer for work or school, I highly recommend it. I should say upfront that I received this 2-in-1 for purposes of providing an honest and unbiased review. I agreed to review this laptop not knowing the detailed specs of the machine in advance. With no preconceived notions, I thought the laptop was impressive.

    This machine is a workhorse for those working from home or those who want a solid day-to-day computer. I spent many years in academia, I would have loved a laptop like this for taking notes in class or working on papers during breaks. This is a good device for now with some potential to be upgraded and improved upon later.

    Overview: The aluminum finish has a blue tint. It is subtle, but it still stands out in a good way. The device feels good to my hands. Fingerprints were at a minimum. Unlike some other laptop surfaces, no one will ever confuse this device with a fingerprint magnet. The laptop has a 720P webcam with a privacy toggle built-in. The display acts as a stand and provides a lift to the device so that airflow can help cool the machine. It also provides a bit of an ergonomic arch to the keyboard. Keyboard is responsive and snappy. The trackpad is large. The screen showed some light bleed on purely dark screens, but nothing too noticeable. All-in-all, I thought the IPS display looked sharp. Colors looked good. I never had any problems with viewing angles. Ryzen 5 5500U processor combined with the internal NVME SSD hard drive makes for a fast machine. The PC boots in a matter of seconds

    The screen flips back to transform the laptop into a touch screen tablet. It all works great. In fact, I think this works better in tablet mode than some 2-in-1 PCs that are way more expensive.

    While I am heaping the machine’s praises, I should point out that the battery performed great. On a full charge, battery estimator estimates you can get around nine hours. In my own experience, I averaged around 6. I played games like “Magic the Gathering: Arena”, streamed video, and spent hours online. I am used to laptops that do not last half as long. I was impressed.

    There are two USB-A 5 Gbps ports, a HDMI port, a micro-SD port, a 3.5MM combo jack for headsets, and a USB-C port that doubles as a Display Port and power port. The device supports USB-C charging. It has no other way to charge. The USB-C charging seemed fast. The 65W power brick does a good job, but unless you have the device plugged into a docking station of some sort, you lose out on the USB-C connection. I wish there were another USB-C port. I would prefer a proprietary charger and an open USB-C port, but that is me. If you work from home and are required to be on a wired LAN, you will need a USB to LAN adapter. Because there are only two USB-A ports, a solid USB hub is a necessity with this computer if you plan to have more than two USB devices plugged in at a time.

    The laptop comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and an 802.11ax wireless network adapter. Wi-Fi performance was good. No dropped connections or struggles during my testing. Range was solid for me. Still, with all the wireless devices in my place, I had a good connection.

    Comfort: This is not the lightest laptop / 2-in-1 out there. It is not the smallest, either, but I found it hit the sweet spot in terms of size and portability. Now, I like that the monitor doubles as a riser to help provide airflow when the laptop is on a desk, but on my lap, it gets a bit uncomfortable having the monitor dig into my legs.

    The computer comes with a minimal amount of bloatware or pre-installed software, but I found what does come installed to be a bit of a mixed bag. Dell has an app installed to connect your phone to the computer. I could not get the app to work with a Samsung Galaxy S10 or a Google Pixel 4. The laptop comes with a 25-day trial to McAfee. Personally, the McAfee software got in the way. Constant onscreen pop-ups and ads were annoying. I will just use Windows Defender, but that is me. Dell software that used the system’s webcam to track my head movements for purposes of positioning audio seemed pointless and just led to a system resources crash. Running software and driver updates from Windows Update worked great, but the Dell updating software that came with the machine screwed up the display driver’s software. I was forced to reinstall the software from AMD. I would recommend just using Windows Update and avoiding Dell’s auto-updates if my experience is indicative of what the experience will be like for others. Probably the only piece of software I liked was Dell Cinema which had a guide to add various streaming subscriptions in one place for easy viewing.

    Upgradeability: The model I tested came with a 256GB NVME hard drive, 8 GB of DDR4 3200 RAM in dual channel, and the 5500U AMD processor. Out of the box, this is a solid device, but I could see that 256GB hard drive filling up fast. Thankfully, Dell has a service guide online to guide any future repairs or upgrades. The components appear to be easily accessible. Upgrading the hard drive and the RAM down the line would be a good way to keep the machine running fast in the future. For the time being, I would recommend storing photos and videos either on a cloud-based service or on a Micro SD card if you are worried about space.

    Conclusion: I have been building computers for over 25 years. I always have people ask what type of computer I would recommend. That has always been a loaded and complicated question. For someone looking for a solid work or school laptop, I feel confident in recommending the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1. It is not a gaming computer designed to play the latest and greatest AAA games. It might play some games if they are not too new or too graphically intensive. This machine was meant for the user who wants to be online, stream videos, telecommute, write papers, take notes in class, perform typical day-to-day operations. In my usage, the operating system was stable. I never had a system crash or blue screen.

    Hard drive space and RAM will be at a premium with this model. There is no wired LAN connection and there are not many USB ports. As an office computer, a USB hub or a docking station will probably be a necessity. I also found the Dell software to be a bit underwhelming.

    But those nitpicks aside, I really like this machine. It is a solid workhorse. The performance of the Ryzen 5500U processor and the battery life really impressed me. I love how it looks. I love the display. I love the keyboard and the touch pad. It is a very solid laptop 2-in-1 computer.

    I have included some hardware spec screenshots taken from CPU-Z. I hope this information is helpful. I want to thank Best Buy and Dell for letting me test the Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1.

    Recommended. 4.5/5

    May 12, 2021 02:33
  • Review by PhillipB, 10 out of 10
    Solid Dell computer.

    I am a reviewer in this invitation-only program and was provided this product for the purpose of writing an honest, unbiased review.

    I received the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 AMD Ryzen 5000 Series with AMD Radeon 2.10 GHz Graphics card. 2 USB Ports. 1 USB C Port. 1 HDMI Port. 1 Micro SD Card Slot 1 headphone jack. 1 integrated camera with slide cover to close if needed. I went through the setup and all the updates with Windows. That took about 2 to 3 hours total. Going through the setup was pretty straightforward. Follow the prompts and you are all set.

    I then used SiSoftware to benchmark the PC prior to testing functionality. This took about 1 hour to run the benchmark. I was surprised, this Dell it did NOT run hot. Usually SISoftware pushes the computers that I have benchmarked to the point where it runs really hot. The benchmark came back showing that the PC met the specs as advertised. Benchmark for graphics card came back with AMD Radeon 1.8 GHZ with 512 MB DDR4. Max speed was at 1.8GHz. HDMI plug and play was easy.

    I then tested transfer speeds of USB to local solid state HD. Speeds are quick. Also my wireless transfer speeds are really fast as well per wifi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) System settings showed that this is already setup with Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6 AX200 160MHz. So that makes this Wi-Fi 6 compatible. I have a mesh network in my house, but I am currently running on WiFi 5. I can't afford Wi-Fi 6 yet. Regardless, the wireless connection was flawless with pickup signal and transfers between rooms and different parts of my house.

    I moved on to test per my day job. I used Revu Blubeam to test the graphics card and it kept up and did not crash. No issues. AMD Radeon did really well with the complex Bluebeam material.

    USB C transfer speeds are FAST. I transferred 2 GB of 4K video in 10 secs.

    I viewed 4K raw video on online streaming and made a movie. No problems either. Image was nice and crisp. No lag. Colors in 4k look very vivid. Also settings where easy to change. AMD Radeon did well here too.

    Tablet mode is really nice. Both full tablet and tent mode is great.

    Color (physical color of metallic gray - not talking about the screen) of the PC and the weight is really good. Well balanced. Metal feels nice. Not plasticy like other cheaper computers.

    Video Calls were fine. No issues. Onboard camera was good. I like the privacy slide that comes built in. No sticky note needed to cover the camera.

    Sound and mic was great. No complaints. Speakers were good. Came with DTX option with purchase/trial. Same with Dolby Atmos is optional with trial. I just stuck with the Windows Spatial use and it still sounded great.

    Dell has always been the workforce of businesses. I currently have a Dell Latitude laptop computer with my current employer. They are just solid devices. Dell always provides great support and solid builds.

    Dell also has onboard software that is proprietary to help with BIOS updates and driver updates and other mobile connectivity options , which is nice.

    Only ding I could give this is the touch mouse kept on accidentally getting hit and my cursor moved to type things and it jumped all over the place which is typical for these types of mouse pad setups.

    Battery life was pretty decent.

    Well Done Dell. I would highly recommend this product for gaming or using for work with high graphics demand.

    May 06, 2021 12:17
  • Review by MarkusMN, 10 out of 10
    Great Work and School Laptop

    Dell has created a very nice laptop for basic work, such as home office and student use. Laptops are not “one size fits all” so it is important to understand what you need before making a purchase.

    This laptop is fast, lightweight and has some very nice features. It comes with 8 GB of memory, which is enough for web browsing, office software, working remotely and most things that people would need at home, school or work. The 256 GB Solid State drive also provides enough disk space for most users, especially since there are so many cloud storage options out there. Solid state drives are fast as well, making this very snappy.

    Setup and configuration was very straight forward and took very little time. Once configured, it is always important to update Windows, so you will want to take the time to update. Dell will offer additional options so please look at what makes sense for you. The support assist is very nice, as it will provide system updates and other scanning options for your new laptop.

    This computer boots up very fast and once it is up, it provides a fingerprint reader that works flawlessly. There is no lag and everything is seamless. The display is clear and bright and looks like a high quality display. 1920 x 1080 is the highest resolution and the recommended setting. The touch screen is precise and responsive as well.

    The hinge is solid and works perfectly for converting your laptop to a tablet. Once folded over, the keyboard is disabled so you will not need to worry about accidental keys being pressed.

    The keyboard is backlit and comfortable and also very responsive. They key clicks are perfect, soft and quiet. The mouse is also responsive and fairly large. The layout is fairly standard and easy to use.

    I have yet to run the battery out after 5 days of light use. It charges fairly fast and seems to outlast other laptops that I own.

    I would recommend this laptop to anyone for everyday use. Dell always puts out a quality product and this one performs very well.

    May 22, 2021 09:01
  • Review by DvDFurtado, 8 out of 10
    Impressive

    Bought it for my wife, she’s coming from a sony vaio 15.6. This is our first AMD (ryzen 5 5600)laptop, was afraid of getting really hot but it works cool and fast, i think its faster than my asus TUF I5 10th gen. So far she is in love with that, speakers sound is clear and loud, screen quality is amazing, its light weight, keyboard touch is good and lit up, wifi 6 is fast, battery is long last.

    It would get 5 stars if i would not have to deal with windows bit locker error messages every other day

    Sep 18, 2021 12:48
  • Review by GirlsCanTechToo, 10 out of 10
    Great balance of power and portability

    As someone who has used a LOT of laptops over the past 10 years, I have experienced a lot of ups-and-downs in this market. I have to say that overall, this Dell Inspiron 14 7415 laptop is fantastic choice for a wide range of users.

    This is a 14 inch a convertible laptop with the following features:

    - AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Processor

    - 256 SSD storage (could be better)

    - 8 GB of RAM (upgradeable)

    - Integrated AMD graphics (pretty good for integrated)

    - Touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 display (extra points for not being less than 1080 in 2021!)

    - USB 3.1 type A ports (x2)

    - USB C 4.0 port (x1 , also used for charging)

    - HDMI port (x1)

    - Headset/microphone combination port

    - Micro SD port

    Additionally, it has...

    - Fingerprint reader for easy sign-in

    - Backlit keyboard with 2 stages of brightness (and very well done)

    - Really decent trackpad for a laptop this size

    Quickly, for the techy folks who want to know...

    - Yes, them memory is upgradeable. Per Dell, up to 16GB

    - The SSD is the harder-to-find, shorter M.2 style (see photo for clarification)

    USABILITY

    Even at 14 inches, the screen is bright and crisp. The bezels are minimal, and because this is a convertible notebook, meaning you can bend the screen all the way around to put it in tablet-style, it means you can bend it back farther than you can with some laptops, making it very usable if you are looking at it while standing up. The keys are a nice size and spaced well. The arrow keys are scrunched together in the corner, so up and down are rather small and can be difficult to place without looking at where your fingers are located. This laptop also offers a fingerprint reader, which is embedded in the power button. The power button is in the top right corner of the keyboard, meaning the Delete key is one key to the left of where you might be used to finding it on other laptops. It may be a good idea to disable actions associated with pressing the power button if you are a frequent user of the Delete key.

    The backlighting in this keyboard is among the best I have seen. There are 2 levels of brightness, along with turning it off completely. At full brightness, there is light present around the edges of the screen, but it is very subtle and not distracting, as I have found with other backlit keyboards. The keys are also opaque enough that the light shining through to illuminate the character on the key makes that character crisp and clear, and easier to identify symbols. I would compare the lighting of these keys to a Kindle Paperwhite, where they almost appear as white painted onto the key, but equally clear in the dark as in a fully lit room.

    The trackpad is also superior to many others I have used. It is responsive and offers a good array of customizations. While this may seem commonplace, I have found recently that it is not. A laptop given to me to use at work required a special software download to even be able to reverse the scrolling direction. On this Dell Inspiron, the settings adjustments are directly in the Windows 10 settings, making them easy to access.

    The touchscreen is quite responsive as well. I am not a huge user of touchscreen laptops as I don't like fingerprints on my display, and I also may want to point at something on my screen without causing an action by the computer, but when using this in a tablet mode, it works well.

    PERFORMANCE

    As mentioned above, the memory is upgradable. Depending on the user for this computer, this may or may not be a concern. The 8 GB of memory is sufficient to perform basic work on the computer - internet browsing, checking email, opening a word processor or spreadsheet, and video conferencing. However, since 8 GB is today's bare minimum, for those who want to do more, the memory can be upgraded. As a regular user of Adobe Photoshop, a computer's performance with this software is important to me. Photoshop installed and opened with ease on this computer. However, it did start slowing down a bit once I started modifying photos, especially with artistic effects and multiple layers. However, the fact that I can do this work at all on the laptop makes it usable for me out of the box. I might need my main workstation for large projects, but quick edits are doable, and a bump in the memory will help even more.

    This laptop includes integrated graphics. You probably won't be able to hard-core gaming on it. However, light gaming should be possible, especially with a RAM upgrade.

    This laptop has 256 GB SSD, so hard drive performance is not an issue. However, I wish Dell would have at least added 512 GB into it. While we live in a world of cloud storage, software alone takes up a lot of space and can quickly deplete storage you might need for local files. This is also upgradable, but it uses the shorter version of M.2 SSD modules, so it is likely to cost a bit more to upgrade it since these modules are less common.

    Battery life has been impressive as well. After a full charge, I spent about 2 hours installing software, browsing the internet, and checking email, and the battery was still at 75%. When testing Photoshop's performance, the fans definitely kicked in and it was clear they were running hard, so that dropped the battery slightly more, but this is an intense-use application and can be expected. By the way, even when running hard, the fans were very quiet. I was in a quiet room by myself, but if I were using this in a coffee shop or other location where there is background noise, I doubt I would have heard them at all.

    OTHER FEATURES AND THOUGHTS

    The Dell Inspiron 14 7415 has a USB C port, but it also uses this for charging. To be able to use both data transfer and power, you will need some kind of hub or dongle that has passthrough, meaning the hub/dongle needs to have a USB C port that you can plug the power cable into to pass power to the battery, along with another USB C port for data transfer. It also has 2 USB 3.1 ports and a standard-size HDMI port, which is nice if you wish to connect it to a larger external monitor when you are working from a desk.

    As far as laptops of this size are concerned, this laptop is slightly heavier than some models I have seen in this size. However, in most cases, it probably won't be that noticeable. The extra weight comes from the some of the nice aluminum casing, as it is not all plastic like some lower-end laptops. It is very thin and will fit comfortably even in smaller bags.

    Another included feature that I love on newer laptops is the switch at the top of the display that closes the shutter on the video camera, which this Dell Inspiron includes. This is a physical switch that you can slide that actually covers the video camera. I usually put a piece of post-it paper over the video camera since I am bothered by the constant visibility when I am not using it, so this is much appreciated. It is also detectable by Windows and related software. When I am using video conferencing software, it can recognize when I open and close this shutter.

    Like most laptop keyboards, the function keys (F1-F12) have secondary (nowadays primary) alternate functions assigned to them. This laptop has the usual - volume up, down, and mute, screen brightness up and down, keyboard backlight adjustments, etc. However, this Dell laptop gives generous spacing to the shift and enter keys, and uses full-size left and right arrow keys. As a result, the print-screen, home, end, and insert keys share F10, F11, and F12. Insert and delete follow those going to the right, and finally the power button. This takes away functions that might otherwise be used for these keys. For example, F4 is the Play/Pause key, but there are no Skip Forward and Skip Back keys. And yet, F9 doesn't have any special feature assigned to it. I wouldn't mind this as much if this key could be customized, but none of these keys can be customized. It isn't a huge deal, but it would have been a nice add-in to allow customization of this one key.

    Overall, this laptop is a great choice whether the user requires a lot or very little from it. It's thin and lightweight, but comfortably large enough to get a lot of work done. The keyboard and trackpad are a joy to use, and the screen is crisp and bright, with a resolution that won't require a lot of left-right scrolling on webpages and documents (I HATE that on 768 resolution laptops -that should be banned on any new computer today!).

    May 15, 2021 23:12
  • Review by RogueWave, 10 out of 10
    Great computer for travel or college!

    So far, I am impressed with this little computer. The size is perfect for travel, laying in bed, a small café table, but big enough to get the job done. I have not had a new laptop in quite some time, but this computer has some pep to it. The AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor is no slouch, and you can feel it. The graphics are sharp and clean, with a screen that displays colors vibrantly. The AMD Ryzen processor and AMD Radeon graphics card work perfectly in sync with one another and the experience is pleasant, quick, nimble, and visually stimulating.

    Another thing I enjoy is the well-backlit keyboard, capable of 3 brightness settings. The long keys on each end make typing precise without accidentally hitting other keys. The charging port is USB-C which is super helpful, and the charging cable is a 65w. This model comes with 2 USB ports, an HDMI, and even a mini SD card slot, plenty of ports to get projects done, and the ability to display them and show off your creation.

    OK, let's talk about the coolest part. This thing turns into a tablet! The screen can open almost a full 360 degrees and folds flat upon its own underside to sit perfectly flat. This feature was my favorite. I liked to prop the screen up and watch movies or flip it into tablet mode while lounging on the couch or in bed. This computer has the best of both worlds, computer and tablet with the power of a computer. The 10-finger touch, full HD WVA display adds to the immersive experience, it just feels so smooth. I wish I had gotten this machine sooner.

    In all, I am pleased with this computer and can see it to be perfect for a college student, or someone who travels and needs to pack light. I would not exactly call this a gaming laptop, but I bet it could handle itself well. The one thing I did not like too much was that when the computer is flipped into tablet mode, the keyboard is exposed on the back. I do not like the idea of having the keyboard being set down on anything. Other than the exposed keyboard, this computer is great, and I will happily take it everywhere with me.

    May 10, 2021 21:27
  • Review by AllAboutTech, 10 out of 10
    Light and capable 2-in-1 laptop

    Verdict: This light-weight, portable, and capable laptop is ideal to bring to school, work, or while traveling. This laptop performs well, and it can also be used as a tablet with full touchscreen. It is a great option for students and professionals.

    First impressions. This computer is sleek, thin, and light. It also features small bezels and a generous keyboard with lighted keys. The laptop also has a fingerprint reader for faster logon.

    Hardware. The keyboard allows for comfortable and fairly quiet typing. The touchpad mouse works as expected. You can also do multi-finger motions on the touchpad, but these require some learning. The 14” screen is bright with a high-definition display. It can be completely folded back to be used as a tablet, or used half folded to watch movies. Since it is also a touchscreen, you can really use the screen as a tablet and navigate with just a finger. With a compatible digital pen, this computer can also be used as a writing pad. As expected, the camera and microphone work well. Of note, the webcam has a privacy cover so that you can make sure that no one can watch you through your webcam even if the webcam gets hacked.

    Computer performance. The AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 256GB SSD, and 8GB of RAM provide a great user experience with snappy responses. You can also run quite a few programs at the same time with 8GB of RAM, which is now the standard for new computers. The SSD allows for VERY quick computer startups.

    Things I love.

    - Premium feel

    - Lighted keys provide great convenience in low light

    - Privacy cover for the webcam

    - Nice keyboard that feels great

    - Bright screen with high definition

    - The solid-state drive allows for fast startup

    - The 8GB of RAM makes everything run snappy

    - Active pen compatibility

    - The keyboard types quietly and the fan noise is not really noticeable

    Things I don’t love.

    - The fingerprint reader doesn’t always work; maybe it just takes a bit of time to get use to it

    - One USB-C port is not enough. One or two more would have been great

    Overall, this laptop provides everything I need to do work on the road, and to use as entertainment for movies or as a tablet. Because it is so light and quiet, I use it on my train commute to work, and also to take notes in meetings. I highly recommend it.

    May 14, 2021 17:29
  • Review by BP77, 8 out of 10
    Best for prixe

    Product is really good. But the screen has started giving problems in like 3 weeks.

    Oct 12, 2021 07:17
  • 9.2score
    Dell - Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD Ryzen 7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Blue
    Description

    The Inspiron range of laptops and 2-in1s are thoughtfully designed so you can stay connected wherever you are, with long-lasting battery life, these chic, lightweight devices can seamlessly connect your PC and smartphone with Dell Mobile Connect’s wireless integration. Equipped with the latest processors, graphics, and thermal solutions; your PC runs quickly and smoothly as you connect with confidence. Optimized with technology that simplifies your life, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s offer a range of easy-to-use features all packaged in a minimalist and modern design. A newly designed and ergonomically positioned lift hinge increases comfort for a better typing experience when on chat, writing lengthy emails or connecting to your world. Rest assured that your privacy is secure with the mechanical privacy camera shutter. Also, the single sign on (SSO) fingerprint reader on the power button provides a more personal, more secure instant access login experience. And that’s not all, your Inspiron, is now environmentally conscious – The Inspiron compliments not just your style but also your values.

    12 Features
  • Windows 11: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC
  • 14.0" FHD Display: Equipped with a FHD IPS touch screen, the border-less visual effect minimizes distractions offering better cinema, document and web browsing experience
  • 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive: While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming.: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Get in touch with versatility: Whether you are typing a friend a quick message in laptop mode or checking out a how-to video in tent mode, the 360° hinge allows to seamless shift between 4 different modes, providing the flexibility to stay connected throughout.
  • Borderless views: Enjoy the virtually borderless view with thin bezels and an expansive screen-to-body ratio to minimize distractions for a better cinema, document and web browsing experience.
  • Recharge in a flash: When you’ve been going all day on the extended battery life but need a quick charge, select between three different Express ChargeTM options to reduce the time you spend tethered to a wall.
  • Privacy is paramount: Rest assured that your privacy is secure with the mechanical privacy camera shutter. Also, the single sign on (SSO) fingerprint reader on the power button provides a more personal, more secure instant access login experience.
  • MaxxAudio® Pro: Built-in stereo speakers.MaxxAudio Pro is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games
  • Wireless AX: Experience lightning-fast Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and reliable connections with Intel® Wi-Fi 6
  • Additional ports: USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (x2), USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (x1), HDMI 1.4, Micro SD Media Card Reader - 1 combo headphone / microphone jack
  • Sustainability Values: Now environmentally conscious – from packaging made of 97% recycled packaging materials to use of low VOC waterborne paints – The Inspiron compliments not just your style but also your values.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JC1503, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop…so so tablet.

    If you are looking for an awesome little laptop and maybe the occasional use as a tablet this is a great choice!

    As far as a laptop, It's a perfect size to fit into a small bag, it’s super fast, the screen looks amazing, It has Alexa built in, back light keyboard for low light work, awesome battery life, responsive touch screen, all the right ports I need and a nice touch with the camera privacy shutter. It also has a right and left microphone for stereo on the zoom calls! I give it 5 stars for a laptop without reservation.

    Then I began to play with the tablet mode and looked for the screen release button to pull the monitor off for the tablet experience…and….no detachable screen. It just folds over. Which makes for an awkward hold and heavy. You're carrying around a lot of extra weight in the unit as opposed to a unit that truly converts to a tablet and detaches from the keyboard unit. The detachable screen is key for people that are truly wanting a tablet experience (for me anyway). It also has the keys of the keyboard exposed as I was holding the unit (see pics) which just felt wrong. As far as tablet functionality, it worked ok. The screen was responsive with my Microsoft stylus pen and writing was smooth.

    Then I went into “tent mode” This is where this 2 in 1 is nice that the screen doesn’t detach. The hinge is firm and solid and allows for a great media experience in tent mode and you can draw and sketch easily as well. I also liked that I could really adjust the angle of the "tent" due to the solid hinge feature. I also liked that the hinge feature in the laptop props the keyboard a little bit giving it a better typing angle in "laptop" mode.

    Overall I really liked this unit as a laptop that can “tent” easily. As far as a tablet again…just so so. It functioned ok as a tablet but the heaviness and feeling the keys depress when I held it in my hands detracted from the function for me. Hence the 4 stars. If you don’t use the tablet feature much or are ok with the weight and keys being depressed then I’d say 5 stars.

    Jun 11, 2021 07:23
  • Review by Naztynestor, 10 out of 10
    perfect compact little laptop

    Dell Inspiron 2 in 1 laptop its a perfect compact laptop for me, at first 14" laptop might be too small for my liking but overall experience it actually end up being a benefit to my lifestyle. about this Inspiron 2 in 1 its 14" full 1080p HD, running the latest AMD Ryzer 7 5700U. it does have a single USB A on both side, the laptop does not use a standard power connector it does use the USB C thats on the left side of the laptop, you might want to get an adapter incase you would like to use the USB C plug and charge at the same time.

    on the right side you also get one micro SD port and USB A and headphone jack. with 16GB of RAM it should be enought, you also get 512GB of SSD which id recommend to update it to atleast 1TB. cant forget about front facing camera so youre ready for zoom calls.

    i love the design of this laptop, the way the screen lift the keyboard to provide and support for airflow was such a great design idea, the keyboard feels great as well for me it felt premium. theres also a finger print reader, which i never use, but if youre into that its there just another extra feature to have.

    the other part about this 2 in 1 laptop is that the screen is full touch control, you can flip the screen 180 degrees and treat as a tablet. windows also have a setting for full tablet mode that you can select, it doesnt come with any stylus pen, not all pen works on all touch screen so you would probably need one that was made by Dell.

    ive use the tablet mode alot during my live stream, the size of this 14'" laptop was perfect fit for my table, i was able to placed it right in the middle to be as my third monitor during stream, ive used the tablet mode to watch my stream and chat , or wacthing movies through my Vudu account.

    overall the durability seem fine, doesnt feel like it will break easy, flipping to tablet mode doesnt feel great. it does not flip flushed on the back side of the body but i believe its for airflow. the weight wasnt that heavy its perfect weight and it feels premium as it should be.

    Jun 17, 2021 17:07
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    Both Capable and Convenient

    Thanks to this laptop, I am completely sold on the folding 2-in-1 tablet/laptop yoga functionality. Being able to fold the laptop into a tablet is hugely convenient for watching YouTube, or playing games on the couch. And, the ability to fold the laptop backwards into an “A” shape reduces its footprint enough to allow me to watch videos anywhere. It fits where the traditional laptop cannot and it stands up in places where a tablet would need a kickstand (which never works as well as intended). For convenience, this laptop is incredible.

    The formfactor is light, thin, easy to hold and carry with only one hand. It truly is the sweet spot where a smartphone, tablet, and laptop all come together into one capable and convenient device.

    The solid state drive makes booting up incredibly fast. Seriously, once you experience how quickly it powers on and boots up, you will never go back to a standard hard drive. The extra cost of a Solid State Hard Drive is completely worth it. I also truly love the fingerprint reader that is built into the power button. It is the absolute fastest way to log in and makes it easy for multiple users to access their own account quickly. Unlocking your own profile is almost instant by just lighting resting your finger on the button - it is quite impressive. Not only is scanning a finger quick, but it is much more consistent and reliable when compared to unlocking via facial recognition. Fingerprint scanning has been around for years, but HP & Microsoft really got it right on this laptop.

    While this laptop is impressive, I do have a few complaints.

    - I really do not like that the up and down arrow keys are half the size of a standard key. The split key makes navigation a bit cumbersome at times.

    - The laptop comes with a fair amount of bloatware. The harddrive has plenty of space, but the computer is always popping up messages about updating special software, running HP programs, or signing up for various other features.

    - The keys are completely flat (no contour at all)

    - The fans are impressively quiet, but the bottom still becomes quite hot

    - The metal lid feels quality but attracts fingerprints (see attached pictures)

    - The computer brags about AMD RYZEN series 7 and AMD RADEON Graphics, but the fancy foil stickers are just for show and the laptop is not suitable for any substantial gaming. Much of what you’ll find on Steam requires more power than what this laptop can deliver.

    ...But, it can handle ROBLOX - so my son gives it a pass.

    - There are not enough input ports. I appreciate the MicroUSB Card reader, but just 2 USB and 1 USB-C input is simply not enough - Especially as the USB-C port is how the laptop charges.

    The one lone USB-C port does allow for the transfer of displayport / video signal, but it is required for the charging. The logical solution is to attach a USB-C hub, but when the Power Cable is attached a hub - the laptop displays error messages about insufficient power. Either the power brick/cord that comes with the laptop should be more powerful, or there should be a separate USB-C port exclusively for charging.

    Overall I believe that this laptop offers great value as it is an impressive balance of power, convenience, and affordability. Those who require intense graphical and processing capabilities (for gaming, animation, or video editing) may want to look elsewhere, but the average user will be delighted with the features, functionality and convenience.

    Jun 18, 2021 20:35
  • Review by KansasMeddlingMom, 8 out of 10
    Good So Far

    The Dell - Inspiron 7415, 2-in-1, 14.0" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD Ryzen 7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive says that the color is Mist Blue, but even in the brightest light looks like a charcoal gray at best with maybe a tinge of blue. This 14" 2 in 1 is fairly light weight, 5 pounds or less, and can easily be carried around in one hand and put in some sort of small tote or bag. For this MSRP, I think that Dell could have included at least some sort of sleeve or carrying case because other than the power unit, there are no other accessories that come with the 2 in 1.

    However, this unit does have 360 degree auto-rotate and can thus be used as a laptop in multiple directions, as well as, a tablet in multiple directions, too. I really like this feature for convenience sake. I also really like that this computer can also be used by either engaging the touch pad or just using your fingers, like you would on your smartphone, swiping and touching the computer's screen. Keyboards will pop up on the screen and you can fill in screens or whatever that way versus using the official keyboard.

    The very brief printed owner instructions note that this unit includes Wireless-AX, Bluetooth, Micro SD Card Reader, HDMI and USB Type-C, Waves Maxx Audio and a back lit keyboard that is great for working or playing in dim or no light. This unit does have a fingerprint reader for safety'sake. The Webcam can be shuttered because at the top where the view finder is, there is a sliding mechanism that either puts the view finder either fully open or shut for privacy and especially kids these days with Zoom and other conferences.

    The solid state drive is so very quiet, cool, and the machine is very quick, great if you are wanting to communicate quickly. The reason for only 4 stars is that I do not feel that I have put it through its paces long enough to run into trouble yet. However, the set up is easy peasy, and the battery life is to die for. I took it out of the box with some charge, charged it, and have for a long time just been shutting the covers, not even turning it off, and when I pick it up each time it is on and engaged in a split second or so.

    The only thing that bothered me was that there was no separate 10 key, I am a CPA, but maybe 2 in 1's with only 14" screens do not have enough real estate to put one in. So, other than this 2 in 1 not being able to detach at the hinge and coming with no real accessories. like a stylus pen, carrying case, mouse, or other loaded software, or 24/7 live US-based, no questions asked support like these do on the shopping channels, all is good.

    Jul 05, 2021 20:16
  • Review by gpitts, 8 out of 10
    Reasonable 2-in-1

    The pros of this product would be good battery life and light weight. The display really "pops" with nice colors, and looks large for a 14" display. There's a clever feature where - when using the keyboard in a tradition laptop mode - the bottom of the display serves to lift the front of the keyboard for better ergonomics. There's a unified "key" that serves both as the fingerprint reader as well as the power button.

    The cons include performance limitations given the small form-factor. I'm accustomed to my home PC, which is based on an 11th Generation Intel processor, a lot of DDR4 memory, and a PCIe4 NVMe drive, so the comparison isn't necessarily a fair one. Like most smaller form-factor devices, getting enough information on the display can be challenging, but that's the nature of a smaller device. Lastly, I have dry hands, and I've yet to have a good experience with fingerprint readers. This is no exception - my fingers are hit or miss on the reader.

    All in all, for the money this is a good deal, providing reasonable performance and solid features.

    Jun 12, 2021 08:53
  • Review by Gizmo, 10 out of 10
    Nice laptop, great features & thin, clean design

    The Dell Inspiron 14 arrived in a nondescript cardboard box, not much of an unboxing experience. Included in the box is the laptop, a charger (USB-C) and a plug to go with the charger. Once opened, I was pleasantly surprised with a laptop that is very nicely designed fairly thin, clean and sleek. The top lid is an attractive metallic dark blue color while the lower half is a dark metallic gray color. I’m not sure if I like the two tone color scheme. I think it would look nicer if it were all blue.

    Setup was very straight forward, as with other Windows devices, you simply log in with your Microsoft login and your settings are applied. I like that the camera has a privacy shutter (albeit with a tiny metal slider button that doesn’t slide easily) that you can actually see when it’s activated. I have a work laptop that has a privacy shutter also, but it’s not as obvious when its activated. In addition to the 2 USB 3.2 and 1 USB-C ports, there is a HDMI port! On my 2 other laptops (1-3 years old), they don’t have HDMI ports, so if I wanted to put something on the TV, I need to use a USB-C adapter. There is also a Micro SD slot for your photos. The keyboard is backlit with a high and low setting. While we’re on the keyboard, the function keys do double duty as F1-F12 as well as computer settings (volume, keyboard lighting etc). You toggle between function keys and setting keys by pressing fn+esc buttons to lock the function keys or setting keys. But there’s no indicator to tell you which selection you’re on. On my other laptops, there is either a LED that turns on to let you know that the function keys are active, or you hold the fn key and the setting key to activate. Minor pet peeve I suppose.

    Using the laptop is a very pleasant experience, the keyboard is nicely laid out and a good size. The power button, on the upper right of the keyboard, doubles as a fingerprint reader to log into Windows, definitely a nice feature! I was a bit surprised that facial recognition unlock isn’t available on this laptop though. The 2 in 1 feature is nice, but I don’t usually use the laptop as a tablet, I find it too heavy. I downloaded a trading application I use use daily and it installed and ran very quickly. I also installed Microsoft Office and used Excel and Word with no issues. This laptop should be able to handle all my everyday tasks with ease.

    Dell Mobile Connect: As an iPhone and iMessage user, I usually have my phone nearby to read or send messages. With Dell Mobile Connect, it allows me to send and receive iMessages and text messages, in addition, I get all the notifications on my phone. It tried to mirror my phone basically. It seems to do this somewhat successfully. I can send and receive messages, it won’t however, copy all your current messages on your phone to the app. When I rebooted the PC, the conversations I had started on the PC went away (they’re still on my iPhone). I should also be able access my photos and videos from this app also, but I wasn’t having any luck. Both my laptop and iPhone are on the same wifi; the instructions on the screenovate web site shows that in the Dell Mobile access app, I need to have a setting “allow local network access” toggled in the ON position. On my phone, that setting isn’t even available (see photos uploaded). It seems the Dell Mobile Connect app needs some work, but it’s a good attempt to bridge the gap between your mobile device and PC.

    Alexa came pre-installed with the laptop, this is great, as I have many Alexa products, but don’t have an Alexa speaker near my office where I will be using the laptop. With the Alexa app, I can have Alexa turn on lights, control the thermostat, etc as if I had a speaker nearby! But this isn’t unique to this Dell laptop, I was able to download the Alexa PC app on my other Windows laptop as well.

    Overview:

    This is a great little laptop for anyone looking for a laptop for work or school. The minimal design, features and processor speed makes it a great choice and I would highly recommend it. I did have a few “cons” on my list, but they’re minor issues, not deal breakers. I look forward to using this Dell laptop on a daily basis in my home office!

    Pros:

    1. fingerprint reader

    2. Nice, clean design

    3. Dell Mobile

    4. Mechanical privacy shutter (that you can see when it’s on/off)

    5. Light up keyboard

    6. Alexa

    Cons:

    1. Can’t unlock using face

    2. 2 tone color scheme

    3. No LED to indicate whether function keys are on or not

    4. Privacy shutter difficult to slide

    Jun 13, 2021 22:20
  • Review by NickAtWTF, 10 out of 10
    Great starter laptop for students and new grads

    Dell’s Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 14” is a very good starter laptop computer for students, recent grads, aspiring creatives, or light gamers on the go.

    Other reviewers have commented on the rather minimalistic unboxing, and I for one was super thankful I didn’t have a boatload of plastic nonsense to throw away on unboxing (most of it cannot be recycled anyway). The trash was minimal and it’s a pitch-perfect approach for the audience of this particular laptop.

    The hinge design is actually one of my favorites I've seen in 2-in-1s lately. It's both smooth and substantive all at once - and comparing to a tablet+kickstand+keyboard combo (like the Surface), you'll love the ability to change the angle of the computer without it falling over and/or forcing awkward angles. It feels both lightweight and stable, which is a surprising rarity for 2-in-1’s, and Dell doesn’t disappoint here.

    There was a minimum amount of pre-loaded nonsense, which is a time-saver very much appreciated as my family’s IT person who regularly sets up new devices. Out of the box, it was good to go within about 30 minutes of setup time which seems to be pretty normal these days on Windows machines. The battery life so far has been outstanding. I haven’t needed to try out the Express Charge™ options, but it’s nice they’re included.

    I really liked the advent of the mechanical webcam cover, what I did not like was the comparatively low quality of the ONLY cam on the computer — too low of a quality to allow for facial recognition (which is probably why they included the fingerprint reader?). There is no back-facing webcam like you find on laptops in the 14-17” range, and I don’t really want to attach an external webcam, but it’s “good enough” if you’re just doing video meetings with your team/cohort. The fingerprint reader also makes a lot of sense in a world with masks in classroom settings, where this laptop is likely going to find a huge amount of viability.

    The touchscreen is responsive and works well with the Microsoft pen stylus, and it has a magnetic attach point for the pen on both the left and right sides of the screen. The touchpad is a nice size and has no weird pressure points, the keyboard is also nice to type on — no surprises there (for work laptops you don’t need crazy high-end, you just want it to do its job reliably, and it does here).

    The brightness of the screen and viewing angles are very good and they’re telling the truth about the minimal bezel. You won’t get crazy resolution out of this device or 4K (not really important in the context). You WILL get versatility and battery life, which is important in a laptop for students and new grads.

    The placement and number of the included ports (USB-A, USB-C, HDMI, and MicroSD) are also very good and support almost everything an aspiring creative will be using. The inclusion of Wireless AX/Wi-Fi 6 alongside a generous 512GB SSD HD virtually guarantees this laptop could survive an entire HS or College stretch.

    I have no complaints about this laptop at all - it’s exactly what it should be, and in the context of a starter laptop for a student, or a recent grad’s first computer, or a creative work laptop or portable “good enough” gaming machine, it’s a very good option to consider.

    Jun 18, 2021 17:37
  • Review by SimpleLiving, 10 out of 10
    Great 2-in-1 Laptop

    I was thrilled to get a new computer! As a student, it is crucial to have an efficient computer and this one is excellent for work and study. I have also been very pleased with the sound system and widescreen, which is especially good for streaming movies, shows, and videos whenever I need a break from work. The convertible feature adds to its versatility and offers an up-close look at whatever project or assignment I am working on. The touch screen feature gives the user so much control. Essentially, the computer has everything a modern user will need and so much more!

    The set-up was fairly easy. The very first time I tested the computer, I was greeted by Cortana, which led me through the entire set-up process (I thought that was neat and entertaining). All it takes is signing in to your Microsoft account(s) and there is also an easy, optional feature that links the computer to your phone. It runs and starts up quickly, without lagging. One of my favorite parts of this computer is that it has 459 GB storage space! Storage is a crucial factor that I consider with all my devices because I love to keep all my photos and important files safely stored and I hate to have to delete some photos to make space for more. It is heavier than my last computer, but it is also a lot bigger. Nonetheless, it is still very portable and the battery life is amazing!

    I always prefer having a mouse attached to my laptop and I often need to connect my devices, whether that is to connect my computer to a bigger monitor, import pictures from my camera, or charge my phone or headphones. I am happy that this computer has USB ports that enable all those necessary connections. Webcam quality can definitely improve, but it works well for a computer. The keyboard is smooth and easy-to-use.

    I would definitely recommend this laptop to any student and to someone looking for a great every-day use computer. I am confident that this computer will last me a very long time and that it will adequately meet every one of my needs and expectations securely and reliably.

    Jun 16, 2021 10:01
  • 9.2score
    18
    HP
    HP - 14" 2-In-1 Touchscreen Chromebook - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Mineral Silver
    Description

    Workload meet beast mode: Work and play all day with the power and performance of an Intel® Core™ processor, long battery life and ample storage. All the extras never looked this good: Thin and light, FHD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5™ micro-edge display and 360° hinge that adapts to you.(39) Show off with standout features like a seamless metal cover and keyboard deck and Audio by Bang & Olufsen. Privacy for your peace of mind: Keep it private with a webcam privacy switch that cuts off your video feed. Securely and easily log into your PC with an integrated fingerprint reader. Apps for everything: Redefine how you work and play with the seamless integration of your favorite Chrome browser, always secure and up to date, and access to a huge selection of apps in the Google Play Store.

    11 Features
  • Chrome: This easy-to-use operating system was designed to be fast in every possible way, while keeping you safe and more secure on the web.
  • 14" High-definition display: Enjoy your entertainment with the great quality and highdefinition detail of 1 million pixels
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 128GB PCIe® NVMe™ SSD storage: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: Smoothly stream 4K content and play your favorite games.
  • Effortlessly connected: Enjoy a smoother wireless experience with Wi-Fi 6 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5.0 combo, all your connections are solid and up to 3x faster file transfer speeds than Wi-Fi 5.
  • Fingerprint reader: Securely log in with a touch of your finger
  • Camera Privacy Switch: Avoid unwanted onlookers with a webcam privacy switch that cuts off your video feed so you can keep your private moments private.
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera: The 88-degree, wide-angle field of view lets you video chat with the entire family or group of friends in crystal clear detail.
  • An exceptionally rich audio experience: HP Dual Speakers, custom-tuned by experts at Bang & Olufsen, awaken your senses with PC audio perfection.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AshAlcan, 10 out of 10
    REAL ESTATE FRIENDLY!!!

    I’m a BIG Apple supporter and well, i had to make a change because converting everything after a while starts to get annoying. This laptop is exactly what I need for my everyday use of working on it and doing schoolwork. You will not regret this buy, I promise! :)

    Aug 24, 2021 23:16
  • Review by Mychomebook, 10 out of 10
    Great for kids and seniors too very easy to use

    14 inch screen and so compact not bulky like the regular 14” inch laptop my husband and I are loyal chromebook owners for years it’s a touch screen and very responsive it’s has 3 positions laptop flip stand and tablet it’s fantastic watching movies looks like a 4 k tv gorgeous they it’s to dark not true it’s perfect and listening to music the speakers will surprise you they sound fantastic the chromebook comes in all different affordability price range for everybody it’s super fast and reliable and it’s has thousands of free apps and safe browsing security highly recommended

    Oct 09, 2021 10:49
  • Review by DACVC, 10 out of 10
    Recommended product

    I bought this computer for my daughter and she loves it. It is fast and easy to use. The thickness is not bad, although it is a bit heavy. I love being able to fold the screen back 360, no lag on the touch screen, and the lighted keyboard makes it easy to work on her homework any time of the day.

    Oct 01, 2021 16:18
  • Review by Takoyaki524, 10 out of 10
    Solid Chromebook

    This is a very solid all-around Chromebook. It's one serious competitor is the Acer Spin 713 which is better overall at a similar price point, but if you can get this one $100 or more cheaper, it's worth it!

    Pros

    - All metal

    - Excellent backlit keyboard

    - Lots of ports

    - Speedy performance

    Cons

    - Screen is good but not as bright as Acer Spin 713

    - A bit heavy for 14 inch (~3.6lbs)

    Sep 19, 2021 09:33
  • Review by Carrie, 8 out of 10
    IDEAL FOR TRAVEL

    I needed this light laptop for travel. I still have to get used to the keyboard, which is somewhat different, but I think it will work well for keeping up with emails, posting to FB and backing up photos from the camera disk when I'm traveling. It had a slight glitch in the search capacity, but the Geek Squad cleared it up.

    Oct 02, 2021 21:24
  • Review by Happymom, 10 out of 10
    Happymom

    Love this! Perfect laptop for this smartphone living Mom! Everything I need and more! Love the touch screen , light weight, and ease of use!!!!

    Nov 05, 2021 16:30
  • Review by Eavb, 10 out of 10
    Great for basic everyday use

    So far so good, love the touchscreen. Only issue is, chromebooks in general apparently don’t work with GoTo myPC meetings, webinars, etc and that’s what I use for work so I have to use my old laptop often still. I think the battery life says 5 or 6 hours but I think I get more like 8-10.

    Sep 17, 2021 18:26
  • Review by toobrown, 10 out of 10
    Buy this

    In the past I used a cheap chromebook, which actually was more then sufficient for my needs however with all the online schooling, it was about time for my son to get something better. The chromebook is awesome. Build quality is awesome, snappy and all the hardware and software works in tandem

    Sep 13, 2021 19:16
  • 9.2score
    19
    HP
    HP - 14" Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Chalkboard Gray
    Description

    Power through the day: Delivers plenty of power to take on your day with an Intel® Celeron™ processor and seamless, brushed metal keyboard deck. With plenty of storage and long lasting battery life, expect a full day of productivity for work or play. Immersive entertainment: Make this the perfect PC for your daily dose of entertainment. Includes dual HP speakers and Audio by B&O. Plus, a 180° hinge that makes it easy to collaborate with others. Apps for everything: An ecosystem designed to seamlessly keep you in sync, your favorite Chrome browser and the Google Play Store, filled with apps that can help you do everything from work to play.

    11 Features
  • Chrome OS: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Display: 14.0-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), micro-edge, anti-glare: Enjoy vibrant, crystal-clear images with 178° wide-viewing angles.
  • Processor: Intel® Celeron® Processor N3350: The perfect combination ofperformance, power consumption, and value helps your device run smoothly.
  • Memory: 4 GB LPDDR4-2400 MHz RAM (onboard): Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
  • Internal storage: 64 GB eMMC: An embedded Multimedia Card provides reliable flashbased storage at a great value. And without the moving parts of a traditional hard drive, there’s a lower chance of failure and damage.
  • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 500: Renders all the visuals on screen with smooth, vivid quality.
  • USB Type-C®: Charge or connect a display from one reversible port with 5Gb/s signaling rate.
  • Rock-solid connections: With a Wi-Fi 5 (2x2) (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) WLAN adapter and Bluetooth® 4.2, all your connections are rock solid
  • Google Play Store: Access millions of Android apps for entertainment and productivity.
  • HP True Vision HD Camera: Video chat with vibrant clarity, even in low light
  • Energy efficiency your way: HP is committed to global citizenship and environmental responsibility. Do the environment—and your wallet—a favor when you use the HP Pavilion x360 that meets strict energy-efficiency and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Cece, 8 out of 10
    Okay for now

    So far so good. I’ve been having trouble with touchscreen chrome books so I decided not to get one this time. I like the quality of this & the sound isn’t too bad either.

    Oct 20, 2021 12:41
  • Review by Mountprospect, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful but updates end soon.

    This is a a very nice chrome book but will be returning because the auto update ends in June 2024. I brought my wife a very similar one last year and that one is till 2026.

    I don't know how it will work once expired but not goanna take a chance. For something that was released this year the date is not acceptable.

    There is a 11.6 which is 50 less that is also on sale and has similar expiration. I was able to check that one at the store with the help of the geek squad, The 14 inch model was not on display.

    Oct 21, 2021 19:29
  • Review by ceevstee, 10 out of 10
    Well worth it

    No problems so far with my purchase and it was at a great price for a 14inch. Does the job school work, downloads, games, streaming, etc.

    Oct 19, 2021 15:04
  • Review by peter82, 8 out of 10
    Ok

    For the price can’t go wrong I got one for my mother 3 years ago in Black Friday and it worked great she needed an new one saw this and got

    Oct 20, 2021 18:36
  • Review by jlemire3, 10 out of 10
    Great Value

    Great product at a great price. Perfect for what my student needs!

    Oct 21, 2021 07:41
  • Review by Nique, 10 out of 10
    Good Deal

    Purchased this to replace a more expensive laptop that had gone to greener pastures. Great buy and HP never lets me down.

    Oct 23, 2021 15:58
  • Review by Bob22, 10 out of 10
    Nice...but

    This is a nice chromebook,After purchasing it I found out it is only supported with security updates until june 2024,returned it and got a different one

    Nov 02, 2021 13:57
  • Review by Great, 8 out of 10
    Good value

    A great machine if you get it at the 150 sale price. 350 may be a bit steep but it's a quality product so far.

    Oct 24, 2021 23:00
  • 9.2score
    Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 - 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Silver
    Description

    The Inspiron range of laptops and 2-in1s are thoughtfully designed so you can stay connected wherever you are, with long-lasting battery life, these chic, lightweight devices can seamlessly connect your PC and smartphone with Dell Mobile Connect’s wireless integration. Equipped with the latest processors, graphics, and thermal solutions; your PC runs quickly and smoothly as you connect with confidence. Optimized with technology that simplifies your life, Inspiron laptops and 2-in-1s offer a range of easy-to-use features all packaged in a minimalist and modern design. A newly designed and ergonomically positioned lift hinge increases comfort for a better typing experience when on chat, writing lengthy emails or connecting to your world. And that’s not all, your Inspiron, is now environmentally conscious – The Inspiron compliments not just your style but also your values.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 14" Full HD touch screen for hands-on contro: Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 10. TrueLife display features an antiglare coating while maintaining sharp contrast. The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1155G7: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Get in touch with versatility: Whether you are typing a friend a quick message in laptop mode or checking out a how-to video in tent mode, the 360° hinge allows to seamless shift between 4 different modes, providing the flexibility to stay connected throughout.
  • Built-in stereo speakers: Waves MaxxAudio Pro is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games.
  • Weighs 5.6 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Lightweight design, featuring a slightly smaller screen and omitting the DVD/CD drive for improved portability. X-cell lithium-ion/etc. battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Built-in HD webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by GirlsCanTechToo, 10 out of 10
    Nice, powerful laptop with a couple of quirks

    Overall, I am very impressed with this laptop. Here is a quick pros/cons list before I go into detail.

    PROS

    - Thin, sleek, and reasonably lightweight

    - Nice sized keyboard - keys are a standard size and have a decent amount of travel and pressure required so that typing is satisfying without accidentally triggering unintended keystrokes.

    - Sharp, vivid screen with full 1080p resolution. At a 14 inch screen size, this makes for a crystal-clear picture.

    - Excellent backlighting. With 2 levels of backlight (and an off option), the keys are easy to see in low light without being so bright as to distract from looking at the screen. Keys are also evenly lit so that you can easily identify the key in minimal light.

    - Nice color - if you're tired of dark gray or black laptops like I am, this is nice shade of gray/silver that gives a look of quality even though it has a plastic case.

    - Great battery life!

    - Upgradeability - both memory and storage are upgradeable

    CONS

    - The screen bezel is small, but is surprising wide compared to other laptops I've see in this class.

    - The screen is reflective. This contributes to a clear, bright image, but is highly reflective and can a problem in the wrong lighting conditions, such as having an overhead light or a lamp behind you.

    - Power connector - this laptop has a dedicated connector for power, but came with a USB-C cable. This means if I want to use the USB-C port for something like storage devices, I can't connect the laptop to power unless I have a hub or dongle that can carry power, or I have to buy a new power connector.

    - While upgradeable, the memory configuration is x2 4GB DIMMS, so you will have to replace both to take it to the max of 16 GB.

    - No number pad on the keyboard. This is standard for a 14 inch laptop, but if you need a number pad for data entry and don't want to have to use an external one, start your search with a minimum 15 inch laptop.

    PERFORMANCE

    Whenever I begin using a new computer, I like to test it's limits in terms of performance when I have a lot of apps open. This will quickly let me decide whether the computer can keep up with my more extreme use cases. This laptop has the following specs:

    - 11th Gen Intel i5 Processor

    - 8GB of memory

    - 512 GB of storage (kudos to Dell for providing 512 GB in this model! 256 is a common cost-savings for computer manufacturers, and it just isn't enough storage for most users, especially Windows users, considering the amount of hard drive space Windows takes and how poor performance becomes when you start reaching the limits of that space)

    I tend to feel limited when I only have 8 GB of memory, since I can often have 10 different apps running at the same time when I am working. To test this, I installed (or activated) some of my most commonly used software:

    - Google Chrome (with 12 tabs open, with streaming video in one)

    - Affinity Photo, Designer, and Publisher (with a file open in each)

    - Microsoft Word and Excel

    I also launched

    - Notepad

    - Microsoft Solitaire

    - Dell Support App

    This took my my memory usage up to around 85%. I continued to work like this for a while, and not once did the computer so much as hiccup. I was really impressed that I can switch between the apps frequently and never have to wait for the app to catch up.

    BATTERY

    The battery life has also been impressive. I had the screen brightness at 2 notches down from full brightness. I charged up the battery as full as I could (oddly, it would not charge up to 100%, but stopped at 99%, continually saying 2 minutes until full charge). I then ran only on battery power while I configured some Windows settings, installed all of my software and applied updates to it, launched all of the above programs, and then worked on it for a while. In total, almost 4 hours, and the batter is at 48%. At least if I need that USB-C port for something other than charging, the computer will keep going for a while.

    A few times, especially while installing software, the fan spun up, but was very soft and not easily heard. The bottom did get warm, and could be uncomfortable in the summer on your lap. However, it did not get hot, so no fear of burning myself or being really uncomfortably if it sat on my lap for too long. Even with this, the battery kept going.

    AUDIO

    The speakers are on the bottom of the laptop, near the left and right edges. Normally this would get a big thumbs-down from me, since this immediately degrades the quality. While they are not the quality of an good external set of speakers, these sound really good and are surprisingly loud. Even at a level of 25, they were plenty loud for me. I watched a couple of YouTube music videos and was surprised at some of the clarity in the music, such as being able to distinguish different voices in a chorus line.

    QUIRKS

    There are a couple of quirks that I noticed with this laptop. First, the touchpad is VERY sensitive. Even when I turned the sensitivity as low as it would go, I found myself accidentally touching the trackpad with the slightest touch and causing a mouse click. I didn't seem to activate it with my palm while typing, but unintentionally (barely) tapping it at other times triggered a mouse click far too easily.

    The same with the touch screen. Every time I would adjust the angle of the screen (due to changing light conditions in the room on a partly sunny day), I would touch the screen even while trying not to. In testing this further, it is VERY sensitive. If using this laptop as a tablet, or even just using the touchscreen as part of your normal usage, you may find your self lifting your finger a little further from it every time you tap, making the usage a little bit more labored.

    Finally, the fingerprint reader on the power button is a nice feature. However, it seemed to work really well the first couple of times, but after that, it failed the first time I would try, almost every time. I'm not sure if that was my own finger or an issue with the reader. It's still faster than typing my password, so it wasn't a major concern for me.

    OVERALL

    This is a fantastic laptop for most use cases. At only 8 GB of memory, power users may find themselves wanting to upgrade quickly, but it operates surprisingly well even with that limit. The 2-in-1 feature means you can use this laptop in a variety of ways, but be aware of the super-sensitive touchscreen. The hardware performs well and is a great school laptop because of it's small size and portability, but if hooked up to an external monitor (for those that prefer large screens), this laptop performs very well and will meet your needs even if you tend to push its limits.

    Aug 14, 2021 17:12
  • Review by DavidJr, 10 out of 10
    Snappy and effective

    This is a nice all around type laptop for everyday activities, from browsing the internet, watching your favorite video, playing some games or doing homework. Thin, light and simple to go from a laptop format to a tablet format.

    With the installed NVMe Solid State Drive, this thing is snappy, fast reboots and applications nearly opening instantly. With the 8GB of RAM you can multi task fairly well without any issue. This might not be the best default option for big video projects and graphic intensive games, but it is capable of still doing the task. Input/Output options include two USB 3.2 Type A ports, Combo headphone/mic 3.5mm port, 1.4 HDMI port, a micro-SD slot, a dedicated power port and a USB 3.2 Type-C port which is used for the included power supply. I like that the power supply is universal, but it takes the only USB-C slot on the device.

    Battery life is pretty decent, but really dependent on what you are doing. I went from playing solitaire for a couple hours, which who knew they did so many updates to the Microsoft Solitaire app, with the battery stating it had about 30 minutes remaining to browsing the internet and it suddenly saying I had 2 hours 30 min remaining. You can also easily adjust the performance of the battery to extend battery life or increase performance.

    The keyboard is backlit with solid white. The fingerprint scanner/power button works well, but noticed that sometimes it has to scan it a second time or you have to give Windows a second before attempting to scan or it will fail the first time. In normal laptop mode it is in a “normal” position, but when it tablet mode it is kind of awkward. It at least takes some pressure to press, so it isn’t as accidently pressed as all the other keys that are now on the back of the screen. But, you will probably have to have a different fingerprint scan because it is not the same position. I resorted to using my PIN more in tablet mode than fingerprint.

    It seems that most laptops now come with the speakers facing down off to the underside of the keyboard. When resting on a hard surface this works well giving a reflective sound that helps give more of a surround effect. When on your lap though, it muffles the sound. However, in tablet or tent configuration the speakers are directly toward you. Sound quality is clear and distinct for such small slit style speakers, but there is little to no lows.

    One thing I find annoying with Dell is their constant push of their support products and McAfee software. For a novice user I can say that their support applications really do help simplify the complexity of Windows. But, for a regular user, their constant notifications get a bit annoying.

    Overall this is a great school laptop or something that is light and thin enough to take in a small carry bag for work. It has the power to handle most every day tasks and snappy to keep you from wasting time on things loading.

    Aug 18, 2021 13:56
  • Review by RandallFlagg, 10 out of 10
    Wish I could give it 4.5, but I'll round up to 5..

    First impression of the Dell Inspiron 5000 2-in-1 wasn’t that great. I like it when a manufacturer designs a nice carton for it. Dell sent it in a brown box with a basic lip. Nothing very exciting and not great for storing the unit. That said, it’s just a box, so it’ll do. I unboxed the laptop and it included the PC, power brick (nice and small), and the 110v cord. A couple of small documents and that’s it.

    So, I go to fire it up and it’s dead. I plug it in, and it fires right up. Set up is a bit more than just Windows start. You can set up the finger reader (located on the power button). It takes many taps, then a bunch more to get it done. Once I finally get to the desktop, I must update Dell’s software. That takes forever…many minutes. Then it wants a reboot. I need to install antivirus software and not that McAfee suite they included. That gets deleted asap. So, I use my last Bullguard key, and it too needs a reboot. I restart the machine and Dell automatically is doing a firmware update. It takes some runs through the green line gauge before it finishes and reboots itself again. Once again, I’m at the desktop, so the next step is to remove any unwanted programs. Not too many, as stated McAfee, Office since I already have a key and Groove. Why is that still installed? Didn’t Microsoft kill it a year or so ago??? At least Windows lets you delete it easily. Oh, wait! I opened the Microsoft store and did updates after deleting Groove Music and it updated. So, I ask myself and Google why. Reviewing this laptop taught me something new. Groove Music is now a music player…who knew? And then it’s time to check Windows Update. You guessed it, a ton of downloads. I finally get those downloaded and installed, reboot and after forever, the splash screen appears, and my fingertip works with the login. Tada, 2 hours later, no new updates, Dell’s software is up to date and my antivirus is good. Now to take a break and come back in a while and test out the touch screen, the 2-in-1 flip top, and how well the I5 with 8GB of ram does. Stay tuned or read on if you’re not joining me on my break!

    I got to back up for just a sec and say I enjoy the fingerprint login. It just works! Now the PC. Love the touchscreen. I’m not one for fingerprints all over my screen, but for some tasks, having a touch screen just makes for a better experience, as does the backlit keyboard. I went to add an SD card and saw there wasn’t a slot. Really…oh wait, there’s a micro-SD slot on the right side. I take a look at my card and woohoo, it’s a micro-SD inserted in an adapter. I like the micro-SD better since it doesn’t hang out of the case like the SD card did on my other laptop. Next, I try out the USBc port. Is it Thunderbolt 3/4? I plug in a Belkin hub, and I get the warning, the hub might be limited. So, I go online to see, and the 14 Dell Inspiron laptop seems to have it, but the 2-in-1 doesn’t. It is limited to 5Gbps, so that’s a bummer.

    Up next is the monitor. It looks great and the touch screen doesn’t seem to have any lag. The colors are nice and vivid. Then there’s audio. For a laptop, it sounds great. It would be great if the volume could be a bit louder. I was testing it on the carpet, and it was too low. I moved to a table, and it was nice and clear, but still a bit on the low side. Yes, I did check to see if I had the volume turned up all the way. Using headphones, the sound was a bit louder, but still under what I prefer when listening to a movie or music. As with most laptops, the lack of bass is apparent, but not to the point that you wouldn’t want to listen to a bunch of songs or videos. It is good enough and better than a lot of other laptops I’ve used. It does have software called MaxxAudioPro but opening the software didn’t seem to have many options, except for setting up 3d listening in headphones.

    Well, overall, it’s a great 14”, 2-in-1 PC. It offers several ways to view it including the basic laptop mode, tent, tablet, or stand (kiosk) viewing mode. The sound is more than adequate for hours of listening/viewing and the speed of the Intel I5 processor is a pleasure to use. The weight is a tad under 3.5 lbs., so lugging/toting it around isn’t too bad. Oh, and I forgot to mention it has a camera lens cover for privacy. You probably won’t see it, but if you feel the top edge of the glass, left of the lens, there’s a tab that slides back and forth. Nice! If I have any cons, it would be storage size, but that can be fixed and the lack of a Thunderbolt port. Having one would allow me to add a LAN/nic port for wired internet. I know some hubs will work, but I happen to have a Thunderbolt 3 hub that would have fit the bill without spending a bit of cash.

    I’d recommend the PC/laptop to anyone looking for a lightweight portable computer that has the power to get the job done. Whether it’s gaming, business, personal, or schoolwork, I think it’s up to the task.

    Aug 14, 2021 03:58
  • Review by JorgeST, 10 out of 10
    Solid performing, standard set up

    I was in the market for a nice 2-in-1 computer for home use and elementary school children use on assignments. Overall this is a great capable machine. The 512GB SSD is good for what we need and the 8 GB RAM is more than sufficient for basic word and excel documents as well as storage for family pictures. It was easy to connect Wi-Fi and has the latest protocol which allows for easier connections.

    Likes: 2-in-1 capabilities, great to sit on the couch as use as a touch screen, but also has the ability to be a “work” computer for the kids.

    Light, compact for easy transportation, easily handled by 4th grade daughter.

    Touch screen

    Easy to connect Wifi capabilities

    Adequate sound

    Built in Alexa – favorite of the kids!

    Dislikes:This computer gets really hot

    Difficulty running some games due to stock graphics cards, although expected

    No thunderbolt connection

    Front camera is ok, but definitely not great

    Battery like is ok, could be better

    All in all for what I use this machine for it is pretty solid. Easy to use, light, and does everything better an average. Its mid-range place allows me peace of mind when the kids are using it and it can handle most tasks we throw at over. Its 2-in-1 capabilities allows for easy work access as well as lounge time on the couch.

    Aug 16, 2021 11:10
  • Review by Mrbell1970, 8 out of 10
    Nice Ultrabook

    The Dell Inspiron 5000 is geared for office professionals, students and the folks who wants a fast premium feeling laptop that is affordable. It is a 2-in-1 convertible touchscreen laptop with optional support for an active stylus pen and powered by Intel’s latest 11th generation CPU that is speedy.

    BECHMARKS

    Geekbench 5 (Single-Core) 1271 Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core) 4181

    PCMARKS 10 4474

    GAMING

    Fornite (Med) 72 AVG FPS

    Bioshock Remastered (Med) 64 AVG FPS

    Build quality wise; case has a metal looking finish that has a good grip while holding. The aluminum top lid is sturdy and has a solid feeling, while the rest is plastic, laptop is built strong with minimal flex on its body. Hinges are rigid and built to last. This is a good combination that keeps it lightweight but sturdy at 3.5 lbs. In summary, this is just a very well-built device that should provide long term durability.

    Typing experience is good with decent travel and has a clicky feedback. Hands are comfortable while resting on aluminum keyboard that shows no flex during typing. The keyboard has a fingerprint on power button that quickly logs you in. It also has an adjustable backlight on keys. Trackpad is large (I prefer a large trackpad) with good response on gestures and scrolling, trackpad feels like glass but cannot confirm this?

    Display is a FHD (1920x1080) IPS glossy touch screen at 60Hz with Wide Viewing Angle technology, 157 PPI, 212 nits in brightness. Does not have a wide color gamut but some color options can be adjusted with the Ceinma Color program. Display has 64% sRGB and supports stylus pen that is not included. (PN350M) I like a matte screen versus a glossy one due to the reflections and glare that glossy screens produce in bright environment. Also, the LCD is a little too dim in brightness for my taste but would be fine for others who are indoors with normal lighting situations. With all that said, screen is sharp (slightly above average) and colors look good on pics, web sites and videos. General users will find the screen just fine while photographers, content creators would want a color accurate screen. The display cover will prop up keyboard section slightly in laptop mode for better typing experience and air flow.

    Laptop performance is smooth and snappy with the 11th gen CPU, fast 512GB NVMe M.2 SSD and 8GB DDR4 3200 MHz RAM for most on general functions like web browsing, office logistics and even some light gaming. The device is upgradable with 2 ram slots (no soldered ram Wohoo!) but only one M.2 SSD slot. Current ram configuration is 4GB in each slot for a dual channel setup. (fastest setup) Power users may consider upgrading to the max 16GB of ram or a more budget friendly option of just 12GB by just adding an 8GB module to support heaver multitasking. Boot time is sec’s and the fact this laptop can handle these tasks with ease makes it a solid performer in this class. Another nice thing is that the integrated Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics can do some gaming on lower settings is a bonus for occasional gamers.

    During normal laptop usage it does not get too warm and remains quiet but does get hot under load but tolerable with louder fan noise.

    On ports you get 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1 USB-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 port with Power Delivery + DisplayPort, 1 headset (headphone and microphone combo) port, 1 HDMI 1.4a port and 1 microSD-card slot.

    The webcam delivers a 720p resolution for video calls and has a privacy cover switch. Webcam is pretty much just average but does the job for my needs.

    Sound actually gets loud on these small bottom firing speakers stay crisp at max level. Overall sound quality is very good.

    I managed to get 6.27 hours of battery life on 54 Wh, 4-cell battery and 50% brightness with mix usage of browsing, videos and editing documents.

    Aug 20, 2021 22:13
  • Review by MnstrMike, 8 out of 10
    Dude! Your Getting a DELL!

    Not matter what laptop you get, the 2-in-1 format is the best in my opinion for a sub 15.6” screen size. 15.6” or larger I’m sure is good too, but portability and versatility is not the purpose for something of that size. The 2-in-1 allows you to put the screen in the position that you want it, especially when sitting/standing position changes. Tablet mode for me is not something I use often. With the keys underneath, it's just awkward to get comfortable and honestly just worried I’d break something...but that is my take.

    I’ve been a long time user of the Netbook/Ultrabook platform and the thinning bezels and continued development to compact the size going from a 13.3” to a 14” feels the same. Comparing weight to my previous 2-in-1 13.3” Yoga @ 2.9lbs, the Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 only comes in at 3.22lbs hardly noticeable in real world use and barely noticeable on the scales...just over 5oz difference in weight and awesome gains in screen real estate.

    Focusing in on the Inspiron 14 there are some definite design choices I am loving and few I am scratching my head over.

    Pros:

    -NO SHARP EDGES!! The palm rest area edge is rolled under to mee the bottom cover plate and makes for a very nice, no fatigue, wrest on the wrists.

    -Increased Screen size = bigger track pad, and ability to make the standard zoom size setting smaller. On a 15.6” default is 100% zoom for FHD. On a 13.3” it is set at 150%. Dell choose to default at 150% on the Inspiron but the 125% setup gives a bit more screen space for windows. 100% is possible, but does make things quite small so you may find yourself squinting a bit. On my previous 13.3”, 100% was not an option.

    -Screen acts as a raised bevel when using on a table to give a better keyboard reach

    -Finger Reader works great!

    -Great sound from the speakers

    -Screen brightness is great and very sharp image

    -CAMERA Security!!! Proof you don't need a thick screen to include a privacy slide. That deserves a Ding Dong!!

    Head Scratchers

    -Charger...in the box and POORLY packaged, is a 65W USB-C charger. However, the Inspiron can accept a proprietary Dell charger that can offer faster charger times and the BestBuy page talks about a fast charge option, but that cannot be found with the included charger.

    -the USB-C port is a good position, but when having to use it for charging port, you now lose access to it and it then makes it tricky to use the USB 3.2 port. There is another one on the right side though. HDMI port is still easy to access.

    -Headphone jack. My guess is for symmetry, but the headphone jack on the right side is at the back/behind the USB-Port. So again it makes it awkward when using plugged in headphones at cord will drape across your hands.

    -Software/Bloatware: Dell likes its redundant software and bloatware. Redundancy in that there are 3 apps that all check for product updates, but each do something extra. So why not just combine the experience into one?

    -Two Tone chassis color. Aluminum Silver on top and a light Graphite on bottom. Doesn't do it for me.

    Dell has a sweet spot in my life as it was my first PC purchase way back in 2000. I’ve always found my way back to the brand and have never been disappointed with the build quality and longevity of their devices. The XPS line has always been a device I have coveted, but just out of reach with the price. The Inspirion line has greatly made a leap forward in this 5000 series and I can see this lasting me quite a long time.

    I didn’t comment much on the hardware specs as I am still putting this through its paces. Real world use, everything is going great. I haven’t done any minor video editing yet, but I don’t think I have any issues. Everything seems to be very smooth and snappy. The iRIS Xe Graphics is definitely helping there is a 4x times improvement over the traditional Intel 620UHD graphics that have been standard for quite some time. The only better at this point are laptops with dedicated graphic cards with dedicated RAM.

    Last comment is more of a recommendation because of the increased trackpad size. I had to turn off the Windows 10 3-finger swipe gesture as I found my palm kept touching the trackpad when 2-finger scrolling and would take me to the desktop which is default for the gesture. That can be changed, but I just assume turn it off since I was activating the gesture a lot.

    I docked 1 Star because of the Charger packaging, BestBuy product page stating faster charging features that are not accessible, and redundant software and bloatware. The issues I have with port placement don't really factor because if there is a different charger being used then the USB-C port is open. I couldn't find an accessory for it on Dell's page, but I didn't take that long either.

    I can definitely recommend this laptop!

    Aug 14, 2021 08:18
  • Review by Mayur, 10 out of 10
    The delivery

    The product that was delivered was in great condition, packing was so up to the point and the delivery was so quick and I really like the service.

    Sep 24, 2021 15:07
  • Review by emiliosic, 8 out of 10
    Right sized laptop / tablet

    This is a very compact and practical Windows laptop geared towards everyday use.

    Upgrading from an older 15" Dell Inspirion, this laptop is slightly shorter.

    The 14" screen, with a resolution of 1920x1080 (16:9 HD) doesn't have a big frame like other computers so the screen takes most of the top cover, with relatively thin bezels around it.

    Because of that, it's shorter than most laptops making it easier to carry, it just feels better holding it in one hand, and fits better in a backpack.

    The shell is all metal, with a light aluminum finish on the top and the bottom (keyboard) part of darker aluminum, with the bottom cover also in light aluminum finish. Overall it looks great.

    The keyboard has nice depth, and is dark grey (instead of silver or black as usual). The top right key is actually the power button and fingerprint sensor.

    The fingerprint sensor accepts one finger and it works very well.

    The laptop turns itself upon opening the lid and loads Windows 10 very fast.

    Powered off, takes less than 20 seconds to be logged in with the fingerprint, so it's very fast for windows. Much faster if it was sleep, not powered off.

    8 GB RAM, 11th Gen i5 and a fast SSD makes it a quick laptop for daily use.

    While the embedded video (Intel Iris Xe) works well for office work and light gaming, the embedded video is much better than it was a few years ago.

    Power is via USB-C, comes with a 65W charger, and also has a barrel-type connector that has been in use in other Dell laptops for years.

    Connectors:

    Left:

    - (Barrel type) power connector

    - HDMI ver 1.4

    - USB 3 type A (Standard)

    - USB-C

    Right:

    - Headphones / Mic 3.5 mm connector

    - USB 3 type A

    - Micro SD card reader (Like in some Android phones).

    The camera is 720p, and works acceptably well in low-light. There is an actual shutter between the camera and the front glass, with tiny, almost invisible slider on top of the glass. It's mechanical, not electronic, so the camera is still on while the shutter is on.

    Also, keep in mind this is a 2-in-one, meaning the hinges folds fully so the screen can be used as a tablet. In this mode, the keyboard is disabled and one can use the touchscreen keyboard.

    It appears to accept a Windows-compatible stylus pen, which I expect to get soon.

    Windows detects it's in tablet mode and the windows bar changes accordingly.

    It also detects orientation so it can be used horizontally or vertically or upside-down, as an A-Frame.

    Another nice feature is that the hinges arch backwards when the lid is on, so it vents better from the bottom cover being more quiet.

    What I do not like about this laptop is that is has only one USB-C connector that's also used for power, so consider also carrying a portable dock so it can be powered on and use USB-C for data or to connect to a monitor.

    Also, while mane devices with Intel 11th gen CPU, like this, have a newer USB4/Thunderbolt connector, this still carries a single USB-C 3, limiting it from using higher-end storage or using it with an external video card, so this limits it somewhat.

    I'm able to use it with an external monitor, and charge it at the same time, and use a wired gigabit ethernet using a portable USB-C dock, but it did not recognize the Thunderbolt dock I have on a work setup.

    Wi-Fi is type Wi-Fi 6 (AX) and measured 200 Mbps upload and download, while getting gigabit through an ethernet USB-C dock, on the same network.

    The initial setup was fairly quick and straightforward with Windows 10, except it has to reboot countless times between the initial setup and all the required software updates and Dell firmware upgrades as well, but this is no different than any other Windows 10 setup.

    It comes with a bunch of Dell utility tools and thankfully not much in term of 'bundled' software except for McAfee that I had to remove after initial setup, and did not prompt me if I wanted it. This and another Dell advertisement tool, it came without any other unwanted software.

    Although I particularly much preferred it came with a Thunderbolt port, this is a good, reliable laptop and really like the narrower form-factor and that the screen covers most of the frame without large bezels like on previous models.

    It's much improved from previous generations of Inspirion laptops.

    Aug 16, 2021 23:47
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13.3" QLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Mystic Black
    Description

    Everything you love in a Galaxy PC, and more. Galaxy Book Flex2 ⍺ sits at the top of its class with high-quality features to match. Equipped with our latest technology, innovative design, vivid display and a high-speed processor that'll dazzle your senses while exceeding all expectations. Its super vivid QLED screen features millions of colors realized at 100% color volume, adapting to your environment so you have an easy viewing experience no matter the lighting. Choose your view with the ultra-slim 2-in-1 design that transforms from laptop to tablet. Add the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i5 / i7 processor, and your work, play and entertainment continue from morning to night. Enjoy added built-in features like Second Screen capability and enhanced connectivity to anything within the Galaxy ecosystem, from buds to tablets and so much more. Plus, a super-fast charging battery¹ that lasts 17 hours on a single charge makes it easy to accomplish everything you need to do and everything you want to do wherever, and whenever you want.

    8 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Everything looks better in millions of colors: See more of what you want with Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha. Featuring millions of colors on a QLED edgeto- edge touchscreen display, so you can work, stream and play at 100% color volume.
  • Performance power for maximum flex: Experience everything you love about Galaxy PC productivity with impressive power and speed. The newest version of Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha features our latest processor to date.
  • A PC designed to move with you: Say hello to a PC that doesn’t weigh you down with a battery that won’t let you down. Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha is designed to be super thin and lightweight with an ultra-slim design and compact body.
  • Do your thing from any device: Streamline your daily to-dos with cross-device capabilities. Link Windows to your PC and phone to view mobile content or work in mobile apps on an edge-to-edge screen. Or, use your PC as a monitor for your tablet for optimal viewing.
  • Fast to charge, slow to quit: Accomplish everything you need to do and everything you want to do without the letdown of a low battery signal. Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha has a super-fast-charging battery that gets 17 hours of battery life on a single charge.⁴
  • Power up your creative edge: Turn your imagination into creation with super vivid color. Enjoy a 6-months free trial⁵ ⁶ of ClipStudio Paint to draw, paint and sketch each masterpiece that comes to mind.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Seth481, 10 out of 10
    Here's What you Need to Know Before Buying!

    For people who want to know about this laptop unit; This laptop is the 2nd in line with the Flex Alpha Series which is the lower-cost alternative to the Samsung Ultrabooks. This unit is being released next to the New Flex and Pro series releases. The Flex 2 Alpha is designed to be the entry-level release for this year and although considered entry-level Samsung did not sacrifice power. The difference between this unit and the mainline (Flex and Pro Series) is that this year the mainline was main to be Intel Evo Platform Compliant (Evo Explanation Below; Read Evo Certification below then continue reading here). To clarify the Flex 2 Alpha is not Evo Certified but Samsung has made it a point to use the i5-1135G7/i7-1165G7 and the new Intel Iris Xe Graphics in the Alpha which is the same processor and graphics used in the mainline; which makes the Flex 2 Alpha just as powerful as the mainline i7 models and i5 models. The reason why the Flex 2 Alpha is not Evo Compliant is that Samsung did not include a Thunderbolt 4 port and instead used a USB Type C 3.1 Gen 2 port, and the NVME port is 3.0. Other than these 2 differences, the Flex 2 Alpha does meet Evo Compliant standards in all other qualifications. These changes were likely done to allow this unit to be sold at a lower price point.

    So what does this mean for you? Most people will not notice in any way the difference between Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2. Both will allow you to use external screens and use your USB Type C devices. Most Thunderbolt 3 devices will also work with USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2. The most notable Limitation is that since it's not Thunderbolt the Flex 2 Alpha will NOT be able to use an eGPU. If you have a Thunderbolt docking station you would like to use check the manual and see if it has a compatibility mode for USB Type-C. As for the NVME drive being 3.0 unless you specifically need NVME 4.0 (which on a consumer-level nobody but hardcore media creators will see a benefit), nobody will notice a difference in speed. As it is Ultrabooks like this are for productivity and entry-level media creation and NVME 4.0 is not a required feature (Reference Side Note 1 and 2 Below).

    In terms of the S-Pen; The Flex 2 Alpha does not come with an S-Pen like the Mainline Flex and Pro 360 does. But this unit is digitizer capable which means you can get a battery-powered S-Pen or Wacom pen and use it with the unit. Disclaimer: Please read the next paragraph to learn about the screen.

    The Flex 2 Alphas Screen is QLED while the mainline series is AMOLED. QLED is slightly more fragile than AMOLED; this means that even though the Flex 2 Alpha is digitizer ready you do run a slightly higher risk of damaging it by using an S-Pen on it. Don't get me wrong, the QLED screen is still pretty strong; I've been poking it with my fingers and not nicely I might add. My bottom line is that QLED screens would be for more casual S-Pen and Stylus interaction while the mainline AMOLED screens would be a better fit for daily PEN use. In my opinion, QLED looks much better (but this will be up to you to decide) as I personally find that AMOLED throws off my depth perception while QLED does not while also looking more vibrant to my eyes. Again this will be up to you, I am not a medical professional and cannot say if QLED would be better for your vision like mine.

    As for performance, the Flex 2 Alpha will perform the same as its i5 and i7 counterparts in the mainline in both processing and graphical power. Don't worry they are the same processors and integrated graphics. RAM amount will verify.

    Building on power for those who have an older Ultrabook looking to upgrade or just curious about what has happened in the last year. I will say Intel has outdone themselves on the Intel Iris Xe Graphics complained to last generations UHD Integrated Graphics. When Intel said that Intel Iris Xe Graphics will be x4 power they really meant it. Compared to my last year's UHD graphics model which was very limited and could barely play games the new model with Intel Iris Xe Graphics went leaps ahead of its time. I stress-tested it with a few games, rendered a video, and even photoshopped some pictures for this review. They are not special in any way because I photoshopped them quickly but man was the Flex 2 Alpha able to keep up. A+ work Intel! See below for my game test results. Please keep in mind this is not a gaming laptop and this is just an example that it can play games.

    Game Test (Playable Framerate of 49 FPS and Above):

    Murdered Soul Suspect: 1080p Ultra Settings.

    DmC Devil May Cry: 1080p Ultra Settings.

    Warframe: 1080p Low to Medium Settings.

    Code Vein: 900p Medium Settings.

    The Technomancer: 1080p Low Settings//900p Medium Settings.

    Resident Evil Biohazard: 720p Low Settings.

    Amazon LUNA: Full 1080p at Luna Settings (lol cloud games worked awesome on this over wifi)

    Fan noise is the normal amount for an ultrabook it's a low hum that you will hear. No way around it. Embrace the fan sound.

    If you want a second charger please don't go aftermarket go to the SamsungParts website and it's model number [BA44-00295A].

    Final Thoughts: For my uses the Flex 2 Alpha is perfect. I also love the body style; I love a nice rectangular laptop that when I put it in tablet mode it feels like a solid tablet. Give me a brick style any day. The mainline laptops have too many curves for me and leave a gap between the back and front when in tablet mode. This is just my personal preference so who knows you might like the curves for gripping or style aesthetics. Also since the mainline and the Alpha line use the same processors I still get the premium speed and the body style I like in a laptop. If you are an artist or in school and need to take notes I would say go for the Pro 360 or the Mainline Flex that Samsung released. Samsung really did outdo themselves in every way this year with their laptop releases. Never been more impressed.

    - Evo Certification: The product was made using an exact Intel-provided base unit to ensure the laptop meets thunderbolt 4.0, NVME 4.0 (SSD), processor speed, graphic, and battery life expectations. This basically means all Evo products no matter which brand you buy from should perform similarly if not the same as their sister counterpart. Example: A Samsung Evo platform Laptop with an Intel Core i7-1165G7 using Intel Iris Xe Graphics should perform the same as other Evo products using the same hardware. Both LG and MSI make Evo platform ultrabooks with the same configuration and by Intel Evo Platform standards all 3 devices have to perform nearly the same in terms of power, battery life and have Thunderbolt/NVME 4.0 capabilities. The difference in these units is that the manufacturer is allowed to change the Body Style and features as long as the Evo Platform standards are kept. So one brand can make a 2 in 1 style version while another brand makes a traditional laptop or detachable. But bottom line if you see Evo Certified that means it's an Intel design running on intel processors and graphics.

    - Side Note 1: An Evo Certified Product should always have at least one Thunderbolt 4 Port.

    - Side Note 2: Although the standard for your NVME SSD port on the motherboard will be NVME 4.0 when Evo Certified the manufacture who makes the laptop can still put an NVME 3.0 SSD into the port. For NVME 4.0 speeds you may need to put your own NVME 4.0 Chip into your laptop unit depending on if the manufacture decides not to include one.

    - SIde Note 3: This laptop cannot charge itself via USB and can only charge with the included DC Adapter. This laptop can charge other devices via USB though.

    - Side Note 4: The Flex Alpha Series only comes in 13.3-inch models for a 15 inch you will need to move up into the mainline Flex release from Samsung.

    Disclaimer: I paid for my laptop units myself. Yes, I do laptop reviews but this was not sponsored and I spent my own money on my units to get them and decided because I love them to write this review.

    May 14, 2021 23:33
  • Review by Njuice, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Do It All Laptop

    UNBOXING & SETUP:

    - Samsung really simplified the unboxing setup to this and I'm good with it! Not much to it besides the laptop and the charger/

    - First impressions are that this laptop is really small, slim, and light. Even for a 13 inch laptop, they really utilized having small bezels and fitting everything into a nice size package.

    - The color and design are really modern too, just feels like an upscale laptop and nothing that is too cheaply made.

    - Upon turning it on, Windows and Samsung made setup feel quite easy. Just go through the steps, let the laptop do its job, and sure enough you are ready to start using it!

    PROS:

    - The obvious pro to me is the screen. The Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha has a QLED screen (which is Samsung's version of OLED, even though Samsung makes straight up OLED laptops), and the QLED screen is fantastic! It really makes the screen pop with color whether you are working, web browsing, or streaming something. Screens can really make or break a laptop and this one hits!

    - The keyboard is also really great on this Flex2 Alpha. It makes typing on it really easy and flow nicely while not having the keys me too clunky or not have enough feedback at all. Plus it has a fingerprint scanner built into the keyboard which is a great option for security purposes.

    - The 2-1 Design also flows really well. It switches from laptop to tablet with ease and since its small and light you never feel like you are holding an oversized laptop. Its comfortable and adds a lot of functionality to the laptop.

    - The specs on this laptop have the latest 11th gen intel chip, 16 gb of memory, and 512 gb of storage and that all really shows in its performance. It is quick and snappy while loading multiple applications and never seems to have slow moments. Plus on top of that more laptops seem to go away from having high storage so its nice to see a laptop having 512 gb for that extra comfort.

    - I do also like Samsung's software within the laptop. It works well with Dex and Samsung products in general, sometimes I feel that Windows computers with other company software on it feels too clunky but this combination fits just right.

    CONS:

    - Its minor but I think Samsung really should have let this charge via USB-C instead of it's standard clunky charging port. USB-C just offers so much more functionality and its the same thing that almost all of Samsung's products charge with anyways.

    - Although I love the screen, I do wish it had a 3:2 aspect ratio instead of the 16:9 widescreen.

    - Lastly, the additional ports are much welcomed but at the same time removing some of them would help make the laptop slimmer all in all.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    - Samsung made a "budget" version of its higher end Galaxy Book lineup but there is nothing that feels "budget" on this laptop. It has fantastic specs, a QLED screen that will really surprise you, plenty of ports for extra functionality, and a touchscreen 360 degree screen that really makes this thing versatile. Its slim portable size along with a really solid battery life will make this laptop your daily companion very quickly!

    Jun 24, 2021 14:48
  • Review by Lucerog, 10 out of 10
    Samsung - Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13.3" QLED Touch

    I have always had a Macbook Pro and I love Apple products but my retina screen cracked and didnt want to spend a lot on another laptop. I took a risk to buy this Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha and absolutely love this laptop. It is extremely light weight, the screen is super clear and vivid, and the performance is awesome! It handles all commands flawlessly and it is extremely quiet. The finger print login is very convenient.

    Aug 26, 2021 20:45
  • Review by Mukman, 8 out of 10
    Light and powerful Laptop

    This is a very light (2lb 8oz) 2 in 1 laptop..

    This is also a fast little unit since it is equipped with the latest i7 processor (11th gen Intel 1165G7 @ 2.80 GHz)

    16 GB RAM

    510GB SSD

    Review of things that stood out to me;

    The QLED screen -

    Super sharp and bright. It even has an ‘outside’ setting allowing you to brighten even more in those sunny situations. Nice touch sensitivity as well. Windows pen worked great on it.

    Speakers-

    Pretty average. Speakers are on the bottom, so if sitting on a soft surface the audio will be muted. However, if you flip over the screen to prop up the laptop (Like a tent) speakers are aimed at you. Bluetooth is your best option for music of course.

    Backlit keyboard –

    this is really a bummer for me (Only drawback really The reason for -1 star). All other laptops I have I can turn on and off the backlit keyboard. With Flex2 Alpha you have a choice of how long it takes for the light to timeout, but you cannot force it to stay on. As you can see in my pictures because of my overhead lighting it makes the keyboard difficult to read the keys at times. I would prefer to keep the backlit keyboard on at all time in this environment.

    Smooth and accurate touchpad.

    I do like the feel of typing on this keyboard.

    Fingerprint reader work instantly.

    Fan –

    Seems to run a bit more than other perhaps, but it is quite.

    Battery –

    Fast charging. If watching videos or a movie, you will get more like 5-6 hours on a full battery.

    Battery saver mode 99% charge tells me I have about 8 hours left based on my use. If you do very light work, or it sits idle, then you may get up to 17 hours.

    Connections –

    Aux. Audio, Micro SD, 2 USB, USB C (Does not charge device) and HDMI.

    I powered 2 monitors with a USB C Hub, no problems there. I really like the HDMI option as well though.

    Software-

    Samsung Flow allows you to link your phone and get all tests, notifications etc.

    Also love the Samsung Studio Plus – Nice video editing and slide show software.

    Overall this is a lightweight powerful 2 in 1 that would tackle all your daily tasks. Great for students, travelers, really anyone looking for great value.

    Jul 19, 2021 20:57
  • Review by Liam, 8 out of 10
    Great product / Battery was mid range.

    This was an exceptional notebook. I loved how quick it was to navigate everything. I usually enjoy Samsung products and this was one I enjoyed. I liked how it could be flipped and turned into a tablet. And the size was just right.

    I had to get a usb-c adapter for hdmi to my tv but I appreciated the headphone jack.

    The only thing I could say was the battery life wasn’t too great.

    Functionality was 100% and using windows 11 on this was cool.

    I liked the keyboard cover options available online also. (Shown in photo)

    Oct 13, 2021 23:49
  • Review by Disappointed, 10 out of 10
    My SGBA2

    I purchased it a month ago and have started learning how to use it. There are a lot more for me to learn and enjoy as well with good and the latest features added to, for instance, Intel Core i5 Notebook that I bought one a few years years ago. I love this machine, Samsung Galaxy Book Alpha 2.

    Aug 27, 2021 17:47
  • Review by Luis, 10 out of 10
    My Samsung loptop

    Excellent loptop, fast and come with a lot of memory.

    Good looking, very thin, I just love it, also good price...

    Nov 05, 2021 15:30
  • Review by KMed, 8 out of 10
    Samsung is Definitely Flexing With This One

    I love bright screens on laptops, actually I’m a total sucker for them. When I saw that Samsung was really focusing on the 13.3 inch QLED screen on this Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha, I just had to give it a try.

    I think everyone will notice just how small and light this laptop is when they first remove it from the box. The laptop weighs about 2.5lbs, so it’s super lightweight, even with it’s impressive 13.3 inch screen that barely has any borders. The screen even makes a boring Windows 10 screen look amazing, it’s just that pretty to look at.

    Oh, did I mention this thing is pretty fast too? Samsung somehow was able to cram an 11th gen Core i7 in this little guy with 16gb of memory and a 512gb SSD. I’m not sure how, but they did it and it doesn’t even run hot.

    Okay, let’s talk about this screen. It’s bright, very very bright. It’s not bright enough to hurt your eyes as it’ll adjust automatically to your environment, but bright enough to always show off just how rich and deep the colors are on the screen. I own a few OLED TVs and other QLED displays and this screen holds up to any other screen I’ve used on a portable device. This screen is absolutely beautiful, no hyperbole. Oh hey, the screen rotates completely around so you can use it as a tablet too. That’s really a bonus to this already impressive laptop package, but it’s there for when you want to watch a movie or browse the web on your lap.

    All the other features of this laptop are pretty standard fare. You’ll get bluetooth 5.1, really nice speakers, WiFi 6 and a battery life that will last you all day. The only downside to this laptop that I can think of is the power adapter. I absolutely wish it was a USB C plug or something more standard then a little old school DC plug in.

    Overall, this is a very solid laptop that can serve as a decent tablet for short periods of time. Tablet use would be limited as it’s just a bit heavy to use as a tablet for a long period of time, but it’s a nice feature to have. Aside from the power plug, this laptop is an amazing value, with a fantastic screen and great battery life to boot. I really like this Flex2 Alpha and I think you will too!

    Jun 24, 2021 23:33
  • 9.2score
    Lenovo - Yoga 7i 2-in-1 14" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Evo Platform Core i7 - 12GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Slate Grey
    Description

    The Lenovo™ Yoga™ 7i 14" combines versatile portability and enhanced productivity, thanks to the boundary-breaking performance and responsiveness of 11th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors and vibrant FHD clarity with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics. Go anywhere with a sleek 2-in-1 metal chassis featuring thoughtful details including a webcam privacy shutter.

    18 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 14" Full HD 10-point multitouch screen for hands-on control: The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 11. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 mobile processor: Ultra-low-voltage platform. Quad-core, eight-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go.
  • 12GB system memory for full-power multitasking: Plenty of high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid state drive (SSD): The flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • 360° flip-and-fold design: Offers four versatile modes — laptop, tablet, tent and stand. Lenovo Transition automatically switches specific applications to full screen when changing from PC to tablet, tent or stand position.
  • Intel® Iris Xe Graphics: Impressive performance for creating, gaming, and entertainment. A new level of graphics performance and crisp, stunning visuals – with the convenience of a thin & light laptop.
  • Weighs 3.08 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • Aluminum chassis: Offers a sleek look.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in HD webcam with TrueBlock Privacy Shutter: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications. Slide the TrueBlock Privacy Shutter closed for peace of mind when you’re not using your webcam.
  • Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations: Touchpad with scroll and multitouch capability.
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • Basic software package included: 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • Alexa Built-In*: With Alexa on your PC, you can voice control your day at home and on the go. Just ask, and Alexa can add an appointment to your calendar, turn on the lights, set a reminder, or play today's hits. *Requires Activation
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Babz, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo is notorious!

    Great laptop and very powerful! Very please with it and it handles photo edited very well

    Quick application opening and overall ease

    Case is very premium feeling all metal and speaker sound outstanding.

    2 in 1 is a plus

    Dec 25, 2020 16:06
  • Review by BugoyiKid, 8 out of 10
    Best overall laptop

    Been using this laptop for a while now.. am satisfied

    Oct 20, 2021 14:08
  • Review by Jamie, 10 out of 10
    Portable, lightweight and fast!

    I think a huge plus with this laptop is how light weight and thin it is. I was searching for something to replace my old gen surface go from 4 years ago and loved the portability with it. But, with that I was also looking to replace my Hp Envy that was super powerful. So, something light and could take heavy programs. I think this laptop was a good option. With the i7 evo inter grated into this laptop, it makes it so fast. I also didn’t notice the finger print sensor for easy log in! The laptop comes with a 720p webcam and a protective cover to cover the webcam when not in use. The webcam is okay, had to play around with the settings to fix the lighting but as long as you can clearly see my face there isn’t much of a problem. The cover can get annoying at times, sometimes it slides back to cover the camera and I catch myself sliding it back. I got this laptop on sale and it was super worth it!!

    Feb 26, 2021 16:48
  • Review by UEBurke, 10 out of 10
    Soars To New Heights

    The speed is phenomenal, the speakers are out of this world, and the graphics make you feel like you're there with the real thing. Had an older Lenovo G50, so I was familiar with the brand, but the Yoga 7i brings my experience to new heights. The tablet mode is a bit cumbersome, but very suitable for watching videos. The lighted keyboard is very helpful to see the keys in dimmed lights, which tcan be adjusted in settings. Extremely happy with the purchase. But for the price, the stylus pen should have been included.

    Mar 07, 2021 14:14
  • Review by Roy6, 10 out of 10
    Fast, reliable, value

    My YOGA I7 has been a revelation. Fast startup, fast WiFi, stable with a long lasting battery. I even have it connected to my Galaxy phone allowing me to receive texts on my computer. Tech has come a long way.

    Mar 24, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Musicman, 10 out of 10
    Levono is Great!

    I was reluctant to buy a Lenovo due to my loyalty to Dell. However, Dell let me down! After doing much research and contemplation, I went for it. So far, my Lenovo has met my expectations, and continues to exceed as I learn the system.

    Feb 05, 2021 17:32
  • Review by Gaurav1, 10 out of 10
    The ideal Laptop for a fast-paced computing world

    The product Yoga 7i is one of its own kind. The finishing touch of the external hardware is really smooth. It comes with 512gb SSD which makes it quite fast. Moreover, 12gb ram gives me enough space to run browser, games, meeting applications at the same time without overheating. I has been a good product for me.

    Mar 19, 2021 22:16
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Great 2 in 1 - solid, fast and long battery life.

    This 2 in 1 Yoga 7i is powerfull, fast and the battery life is amazing.

    Super easy to setup. I purchased this for my wife's birthday and she loves it. she wanted something smaller than the 15.6 inch laptop she had and with this being 14" and not heavy at all she can take it anywayre.

    Oct 17, 2021 21:14
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop Studio – 14.4” Touch Screen – Intel Core i7 -16GB Memory – 512GB SSD - Platinum
    Description

    Set your imagination free on the most powerful Surface Laptop, designed to light up the best of Windows 11. Boundary-pushing design lets you flex your creative muscle on the sleek 14.4“⁴ touchscreen, making seamless transitions from laptop to entertainment-ready stage to portable creative canvas, complete with built-in storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2* under the keyboard. Enjoy smooth gameplay, and draw, sketch and take notes like you would on paper on the bright, vibrant 120Hz display. Run intensive applications and get things done anywhere with all-day battery life, and get inspired with graphics power that exceeds your expectations. Elevate your entertainment with Quad Omnisonic™ speakers, featuring large bass and immersive Dolby Atmos®. Stay in the flow, be inspired and get closer to what you love.

    15 Features
  • Powerful Surface Laptop: Focus on the things you love with incredible performance to handle your most complex workloads, powered by quad-core 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H Series processors.
  • Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love: Family, friends, passions, music, creations – Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
  • Boundary-pushing design: The sleek 14.4“⁵ touchscreen makes seamless transitions from laptop to entertainment-ready stage to portable creative canvas.
  • Built for performance: Bring big ideas to life without breaking a sweat, thanks to quad-core powered 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H Series processors and blazing NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti laptop GPU.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid state drive: While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Elevate your PC gaming experiences: Play the latest games with graphics that rival reality, thanks to DirectX 12 Ultimate and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti laptop GPUs. Pair with Xbox Ultimate Game Pass³ and Xbox controller³ for the best experience.
  • Pair w/ Surface Slim Pen 2*: for the best digital pen experience yet, featuring the feeling of pen on paper.⁷ Magnetically attach, store, and charge under the front of the keyboard.
  • Immerse yourself like never before: Enjoy true-to-life color and contrast on the factory-calibrated PixelSense™ Flow touch display with a refresh rate up to 120Hz, plus Dolby Vision and Dolby Vision IQ that adjusts to the changing light conditions around you when playing supported content.
  • USB 4.0 ports with Thunderbolt™ 4 support: Surface Laptop Studio quickly adapts to your needs. From connecting external monitors to unique accessories, just plug in and get going.
  • Best for your video chats, work or play: 1080p HD camera brings superior video quality with low-light performance, brightness, and skin-tone accuracy, while dual Studio Mics capture voice with crisp detail and clarity.
  • Elevate your music, movies, and gaming: Enter a world of entertainment with crystal-clear audio from enhanced Quad Omnisonic Speakers and breathtaking cinematic sound, powered by Dolby Atmos®.²
  • Click anywhere on a Precision Haptic Trackpad: Our largest touchpad yet, optimized for Windows 11. Tap or use intuitive gestures to navigate or create using the entire touchpad
  • Design and deliver the way you want: Work, play, and create the way you want. Surface Laptop Studio and Windows 11 enable you to express yourself in the ways most natural to you.
  • Powerful, fast, and infinitely flexible: Set your imagination free on the most powerful Surface Laptop, designed to light up the best of Windows 11. Stay in the flow, be inspired, and get closer to what you love.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Woo151, 10 out of 10
    Sleek 2 in 1 Laptop that does it all!

    The Surface Laptop Studio is admittingly my 1st ever from Microsoft and I am completely blown away by what it can do vs my XPS and Omen. MS not only ticks off just about every box on a PC's list but excels at a lot of them as well.

    From gaming to work productivity to even editing some videos, I had a blast doing it from the Surface.

    Specs

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    11th Gen i7 Quad Core - 3.3ghz that Turbos to 4.8

    16 GB DDR4 RAM - Non-upgradable

    512 SSD - Again non-upgradable

    RTX 3050 Ti

    14.4 Inch screen - 2400 x 1600 @ 120hz

    ~4 lbs weight

    2x Thunderbolt 4

    3.5mm Headphone Jack

    1080 Webcam

    Windows 11

    Whether you are using the Studio for work, productivity, designing or gaming, it will easily handle what you throw at it. Has a backlit keyboard and a nice large trackpad.

    The all platinum aluminum body looks nice and sleek. Super high quality build and construction. Has a unique "tiered" looking design, but I think that is by design as the pen is held underneath the front bottom. Has some weight to it @ 4 lbs but I do not consider it heavy nor a problem carrying it around. Also to save me a headache, I purchased a small USB C docking port that allows for another display and to connect my USB-A devices (my gaming mouse).

    First time booting it up after charging, you are greeted with Windows 11 walkthrough to set up the Studio to your preferences. Took me about 20 minutes after connecting to wifi and applying all the updates. As this is my 1st time using Windows 11, it reminds me of a hybrid Win10 x Apple crossover thing going on. Though with a little bit of searching I moved my Start Menu back to the left to make it feel more recognizable to me.

    2x Thunderbolt 4 ports can let you expand the Studio to give it multiple options, whether it be external storages, extra displays, or use external peripherals like mice and printers via docking stations.

    Gaming is great for this mobile beast. 3050Ti is more than enough to handle my whole Steam and Epic libraries on high settings. Some AAA titles did have me turn down the settings to Mid but that did not put a hamper on my experience at all. 120 refresh rate @ 2400 x 1600 made gaming look nice and smooth.

    I love how the Studio can go from Laptop to a tablet /w stand with ease! Even all the way to flat. Using the Pen made drawing and editing fun. Even better than using my Tablets that I usually daily drive for it. Touch screen with it's refresh rate is a perfect pair.

    Sound quality to me is where the Studio shines! OMG it is beyond GREAT. I have compared it to my Omen with Bang and Olufsen and even the king XPS and the Studio imho blew them both out of the water. It is LOUD, Crisp, Clear and even packs the oomph and deep basses.

    Work, School or personal entertainment. The Surface Laptop Studio does it all and with ease. If you need a mobile laptop that would suit your preferences, than look no further. I HIGHLY recommend it!

    Oct 21, 2021 15:22
  • Review by stoptheclocks, 10 out of 10
    Surface Laptop Channels Powerful Creativity

    The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is a great blend of computing power and the latest technologies. The 14.4 inch, 3-way movement touch screen, the 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor with the 16 GB of memory and the 512 GB of space on the hard drive will help you to achieve creative your goals.

    • I found Windows 11 to be an easy transition from Windows 10. It was much more seamless than previous Windows system changes I have experienced. Importing website tabs from another computer or even moving folders and information around the Surface Laptop was prompt, quick and easy. A cool new feature is facial recognition using the camera facing you. That is a great way to log in to the Surface Laptop. The light up keyboard is a great touch that I really enjoyed as well. I moved 3 GB of music, using a Type C flash drive, from another laptop to the Surface Laptop with the Thunderbolt port. It blazed a new path of how fast you can move songs only taking a few seconds to transfer! I also found this to be true with moving pictures over or even documents using the Thunderbolt 4 port. The only negative I think is the fact that there are only two Thunderbolt 4 ports. That is simply not enough in my opinion. I would like to plug in a mouse dongle, Xbox controller and flash drive, but that is 3 items and the Surface Laptop provides only two connections. I used an extra Type C hub to overcome that deficiency. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the touch pad and its enhanced feeling vibrations for a better experience but I sometimes prefer a wireless mouse so the hub helped me to add that feature. It is a preference for me, but not everyone has to do it.

    • The Intel Core i7 (11th Gen) with 16 GB memory and 512 SSD Platinum came well packaged and protected. Made of magnesium and aluminum the Surface Laptop has great solid feel. The sides vent the heat out of the Surface Laptop when needed. I really never even noticed that the heat was spread out there. Surface Laptop did a nice and discrete job on this feature.

    • The 14.4 Touchscreen has resolution of 2400x1600 pixels in a 3:2 ratio with a 120hz refresh rate. What does that mean? It has a beautifully made Touchscreen with detailed pixels providing the best picture, while the refresh rate allows the screen to keep up with your movies, gaming or music. There are three dynamic positions for the Surface Laptop: There is a regular Laptop setup, an angled Stage setup and a Studio setup. To accomplish this feat, a special “Dynamic Woven Hinge” was made to help move the Touchscreen. The images produced by the Touchscreen are vibrant, sharp and lively looking at any angle or display option you choose. I prefer the stage setup because the screen is tilted toward my eyes, making it easier to look at. It is also efficient for drawing or writing on it as well. The best option for drawing or writing is probably the Studio setup which the screen lays almost completely flat on the keyboard. I think this is pretty innovative and useful.

    • I play guitar and used the “PreSonus Studio One” software on the Surface Laptop. It is setup through “PreSonus Audiobox USB 96 interface” with two monitor speakers. The software allows you to record songs, edit and playback. I had no issues with lag-time, skipping or missing a beat at all. I enjoyed the “Stage” mode when recording music. If I wanted to name a song, or track or just a riff, all I had to do is just had tap on the specific field and an onscreen keyboard pops up that is plenty big and easy to use. But if you prefer a traditional Laptop feel for your music playing, the “Classic” mode and regular keyboard will work just as well.

    • You can multi-task easily with the Surface Laptop. You can open and keep a ton of tabs without losing speed; play complex games with intense graphics; listen to your favorite music stream or stream your favorite movie. I have used the Surface Laptop as my engine for guitar recording and software. The battery does drain pretty quickly when you play heavy loaded intense games. Of course, if you have the Surface Laptop plugged in, this “limitation” goes away. For example, Tekken 7 in HD is an intense video game with its crazy fighting styles, scenic backgrounds and unbelievable moves. During this game, battery life went down quickly when I had the Surface Laptop unplugged. But this is easily fixed by plugging the Surface Laptop into a surge protector or outlet. In contrast, the battery life pretty much lasted all day when I moved information (folder to folder or files to a Flash Drive, Thunderbolt 4 port), searched the web with open tabs, listened to a lot of music or streamed movies. I do want to add that the part of the plug that goes into the actual laptop is unconventional in a good way. It is a little larger than your average size and it is magnetic! That means you don’t have to accidentally worry about knocking the power supply out!

    • The Surface Slim Pen 2 is magnetic and has a button on top and a side button as well. I synced it to the Surface Laptop with Bluetooth. The Slim Pen 2 attaches and charges just underneath the front of the keyboard magnetically. It snaps securely in place and it doesn’t come off until you remove it! I used this Surface Slim Pen 2 when moving around the touchscreen instead of using my fingers. The Pen works much better and leaves no fingerprints! Tap the top of the Pen to bring up whiteboard that is available for anything from drawing to bringing pictures in to modify.

    • Movies that have support Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos special sound will play on the Surface Laptop. The sound of the laptop for music and/or movies is outstanding. Four speakers on the sides of the Surface Laptop put out detailed sounds. There are also 2 woofers under the keyboard that compliment the other 4 speakers, for a well rounded sound. Of course you can always hookup the Surface Laptop Bluetooth (5.1 version) and a Bluetooth capable speaker. I tried out both the speakers in the Laptop and a Bluetooth Ralis speaker. Of course the Ralis speaker sounded amazing but the speaker system inside the Laptop was top notch. I actively listened to movies I streamed from Disney+, like these Marvel movies: Antman, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Infinity War.

    • Music is easy to transfer with the Thunderbolt ports (size similar to a Type C but faster). There is plenty of music space when you decide how you want to setup the Surface Laptop. I put music from different genres and in mp3 and FLAC. FLAC files have the quality sound over MP3s, but the FLAC files are a lot larger in size. I chose the MP3s over FLAC files, essentially because of HD space (512GB). The sound was still outstanding and is the best I have heard from a laptop computer!

    • Games are stunning up to 2400x1600 pixels (if the game allows) with the NVIDIA GeoForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU! Battlefield 4 has exceptional realism and Tekken 7 complex on screen moves were no match for this Surface Laptop! The sound was also enveloping for a great experience, putting you closer to the action. The only drawback to these games is that they take up a lot of space on the HD. If you intend on using the Surface Laptop for just gaming only, the 512GB HD isn’t quite big enough for loads of high speed, intense games. There are other options of this Surface Laptop with larger HDs, you could get if you wanted. But for casual gaming, streaming, pictures, music, or guitar recording, the Surface Laptop performs exceptionally well.

    This Laptop is a great conduit to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be. The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio gets the hard work done and gets the play fun done as well. Advanced features and technologies really make this Surface Laptop, one you will want to take a look at.

    Oct 22, 2021 09:37
  • Review by SlowMN, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is awesome!

    The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 14.4" Touch Screen is the best 2-in-1 device on the market hands down. I have used several different Surface devices over the years and have absolutely loved them. This is due to Microsoft taking user feedback seriously and applying it to its next generation devices. The Surface Laptop Studio is a beautifully designed machine offering some of the best hardware available. Need a faster processor, more storage, or more RAM? Microsoft allows the customer to change the CPU, RAM, and storage capacity prior to purchase without the insane markups seen by one of its major competitors.

    Pros:

    * Powerful CPU and GPU: The Surface Laptop Studio is powered by the new quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core H Series processor and Nvidia 3050ti. So, what does that mean? Sheer performance. Not only can this Surface run popular games like Valorant, Apex, Back 4 Blood, and Call of Duty, it does so flawlessly at 2400 x 1600 resolution / 120 hz refresh rate. This will be my go-to device when I am traveling and feel the need to game. Multitasking? No problem, it does so with ease. I have been able to listen to a Zoom meeting while browsing the web with multiple tabs open and work on a PowerPoint all at the same time without it skipping a beat. With the hardware specs included with this device, it would be great for any power user such as a gamer, college student, or business owner.

    * Touchscreen with Slim Pen 2: It responds to touch seamlessly and when paired with the Surface Slim Pen 2 is a note taking/content creating machine. I really enjoy the ergonomics when writing on the folded down screen. The Surface Pen 2 is very responsive and accurate. I especially like that the Slim Pen 2 is magnetic and can be charged on the underside of the keyboard.

    * Windows 11 OS: This is my first experience using the new Windows 11 operating system and I am really enjoying it. Everything seems very intuitive and easy to use. Overall, I think Microsoft really nailed it.

    * Ports: It comes with 2 USB 4.0 ports with Thunderbolt 4 support as well as a headphone jack and charging slot. I ended up buying a USB-C hub to go with the computer so I would be able to use more than 2 devices at a time including USB type A, HDMI and DisplayPort cables, and an Ethernet cable. While most of the headphones I own are Bluetooth compatible, I do appreciate Microsoft adding a regular headphone jack.

    * Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision/Vision IQ: These are premium features I am thrilled Microsoft included. The speakers on the Surface paired with Dolby Atmos supported content deliver cinematic sound. Dolby Vision/IQ allows for dynamic adjustment and optimization of the picture based on supported content and lighting conditions in the room. More and more content/content providers are supporting these standards (ie: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney +).

    * Camera and facial recognition: The front camera on the Surface supports 1080p HD video. On the Zoom video calls I have participated in for work my video is crystal clear. I also enabled the facial recognition feature which uses the front camera to unlock the computer. It has worked flawlessly. It is much more convenient then typing in a password every time I want to log in.

    Indeterminate:

    * Battery life: The Surface Laptop Studio boasts up to 18 hours of continuous battery life; however, I have come nowhere near this. I usually average 4-8 hours of use before requiring a charge. I will have to play with the battery settings to see if I can increase battery life without a degradation in performance.

    Overall, I am very impressed with the Surface Laptop Studio. It is a well-designed premium computer and I highly recommend it.

    Oct 28, 2021 00:26
  • Review by 3Tcubed, 8 out of 10
    Spectacular, but not perfect

    Ok, my wife or I have had Surface Pro Tablets/laptops since 2012 (first release). We've seen the concept improve over the years. I had the first Surface Pro laptop, I can't say I enjoyed the problems I had with it. But since that experience we've had 4 additional models. I've tried all of Microsoft's Surface Pro keyboards - none I've used for long. But I have to say it seems like Microsoft has been listening. Almost all of the Laptop problem's of the past are addressed in this new Surface Laptop Studio (SLS). Their displays have always been one of the best you could find, but the SLS is a step better with 120hz display, with by far the best touchscreen you can buy. I have 4 other 'current' notebooks (all 15", Intel 10 or 11 Gen or Ryzen 5), none have a clearer display than this SLS. And then new gen 2 pencil is a nice improvement, it's shorter, and not round, more of a flattened oval that magnetically attaches and recharges from the front edge of the studio, hidden, but well connected to the notebook. And it's pressure sensitivity is far more acurate (I didn't think it would be a worthy upgrade, I was wrong, if you are accustomed to using a stylus, get this pencil). I annotate a lot of drawings, I love this new pencil.

    This notebook is a new design for MS, it's thinner that their previous laptops (but about the same 4lbs weight), but it has 3 display modes: Laptop, Tablet and Stage mode. Another company recently had a high end product called a Folio, with a similar screen mechanism (I have one); in fact this type of mechanism has been tried by others for many years, but none have been as thin or as sturdy as this MS implementation. That being said a 4lbs tablet is a bit on the heavy side for me, sure I'll probably use it on a couch as a tablet occasionally, but I have other tablets that weight closer to on pound, which for me is more comfortable as a tablet over time. But having the flexibility to keep working on the SLS in multiple modes is very convenient. In addition the SLS has an excellent trackpad, it's 5.5" diagonally with a minimal edge (which is better than a completely smooth hand rest area). It also vibrates slightly when you "click" on it, so instead of 2 buttons, the whole trackpad is the left mouse button.

    Like I said I have other highend laptops, The SLS has the fastest graphics processor out of all of them. Period. It beat all others by 10-20%, so for light gaming/graphics work it's a star. But I also do software development on my laptops (which is why I have several). In testing Visual Studio loading and light DB work, the SLS was the slowest. At first I was tempted to blame windows 11, so I disabled some of the new security features, and my times changed by less than 1-2% (faster). [Also good to know Windows 11 new security features don't cause huge performance issues on a new machine]

    So I ran Crystal Disk Mark (against my 512 Gb SSD - And I found the cause of the slowness). All of my other notebooks have at least 1Tb nvme gen 3 drives. The SLS has a gen 3 nvme drive, but its as 2242 form factor, my others are all 2280's, all performing reads at about 3000MB/s. So the SLS with stock 512GB drive, is on the slow slow side. Here's the good news/bad news, the SSD is a replaceable device, but MS only recommends it be done professionally. I've upgraded several of my recent notebooks (both memory and SSD (the SLS cannot have it's memory upgraded)). I wish MS would make it easier for end users to upgrade/repair their devices. I've learned what it takes, it can be done, but it (currently) voids the warranty. The other good news is the SLS also supports Thunderbolt 3/4 connectivity, which will allow you use a Thunderbolt connected g3 nvme drive at full speed, faster than the provided 512GB internal SSD drive. In fact the two Thundebolt4/USB4 ports also support power delivery and can be used to drive 2 additional USB Monitors from the USB ports both at 4K 60Hz. I tested with a 2K and 4K display and encountered no problems, both were recognised and configured automatically. I'm certainly happy MS finally offers a high end notebook with Thunderbolt connectivity, this was my biggest disappointment with their previous laptops. I also wish that there was a SD or micro SDcard reader (there is not).

    This is the best Notebook Microsoft has produced. I don't understand why they skimped on a slower SSD, maybe the larger drive performs better (I don't know). I wish the SSD were more easily replaceable. But I love the keyboard, trackpad, display combination. I've adjusted to Windows 11 differences, no big deal as far as I'm concerned. MS has enhanced several of their apps to take greater advantage of inking support (using the stylus to write lines/text), more should be made of the enormous improvements in Notes etc. MS claims that you could can get 19 hrs on the battery, well I used it for a full day doing what I normally do, and got a 10% battery warning after 12 hrs. No gaming, but screen was 80% bright and used non-stop. Probably the best battery life I've gotten from a standard notebook (no extended battery). For just browsing the internet and light office work this 'puter is fast, the Wi-Fi 6 support works very well. The build quality is exceptional, and given its size, the sound quality is exceptional, it seems to come from multiple directions (yea). And Windows Hello (Facial Recognition use for auto logon) works exceptionally well, I've used it before and never have I had it works as well as this SLS even in very low light.

    In the end I decided I had to deduct a star as it should have a top notch SSD drive as it affects my primary job as a software developer (but it can be 'fixed').

    Oct 26, 2021 14:20
  • Review by Longhorn74, 10 out of 10
    Versatile, creator focused 3 in 1 laptop

    I love this Microsoft Surface Studio laptop for many reasons. To begin with, this Surface is the epitome of versatility. It is a great 3 in 1 laptop that allows you to accomplish so much without having to go from one device to another. Previous to getting this Surface, I would go from a traditional laptop to my tablet or my PC to my tablet. Now with this Surface Studio, I am getting rid of my traditional laptop and tablet and just sticking with this Surface Studio.

    When you are thinking of getting a new device, there are many things to consider. Here are some of the highlights to this Surface Studio for me:

    Hardware-It has a very rigid magnesium and aluminum casing which makes this device very solid and sturdy. This is very important especially if you are thinking of having to transport this device in a backpack or bag of some kind.

    It has 2 USB-C ports that are Thunderbolt 4 on one side and on the other it has a headphone jack and the Surface connect port. No SD card reader, but you can always add an SD card reader dongle.

    Keys on the keyboard are clicky and the keyboard is backlit, even when you engage the trackpad.

    Speakers are decent, but not great. They are decent because it can produce a pretty strong volume, but the sound quality could be better. You will notice this as you are gaming or watching a movie.

    It has a nice 120 hertz refresh rate with 2400 x 1600 resolution and the webcam is 1080 p.

    I am very impressed with the trackpad. It is very responsive and is very intuitive when using it.

    If you are getting this Surface Studio laptop, then I highly recommend that you also purchase the Surface Slim Pen 2 to make the most of this laptop. It is very easy to write on the screen with the Pen 2 and it allows you to click and drag windows. The pen produces a small vibration that kind of simulates the feeling of writing on paper. You charge the pen under the front lip of the laptop. I like how easily the pen engages the front lip of the laptop because of the strong magnets. You don't have to worry about the pen falling or sliding off.

    As I stated earlier, the biggest benefit to this laptop is the versatility it provides. You can use this laptop in 3 modes: Standard laptop, easel set up, or completely folded in a tablet set up. As you do the majority of your work on this machine, you will probably be using the standard laptop mode. This Surface Studio comes with 3X2 aspect ratio which comes in handy with taller apps and multitasking in Windows 11.

    With the easel position, you pop the bottom of the screen towards you, but it doesn't cover the trackpad. This mode is ideal for watching movies, videos or playing video games. At this angle the monitor is very steady. This is important to note because this mode is great when you want to use some your apps with the touchscreen.

    Finally, you have the ability to use this laptop in tablet mode. With this mode you will have full time touchscreen interaction. This laptop is heavier than your average android tablet or Ipad, but at 4 lbs you adjust to the difference. It has been nice to have a 14 inch tablet instead of a 10 inch screen. This mode is also where you would also incorporate the use of the Surface Slim Pen 2 the most. This mode is ideal for those creator focused individuals.

    Overall, I am highly impressed with this new Surface Studio laptop. There is so much that you can accomplish with this laptop. You can work, be entertained or create with the same device.

    Oct 27, 2021 21:49
  • Review by JMan, 8 out of 10
    A truly versatile performer

    This is my first time using a Surface laptop for my own personal use. I’ve been around several Surface Books owned by friends, relatives and co-workers and I’ve played around with several models. I tried both the fixed and detachable display formats and found I preferred the fixed screen version more. I witnessed too many problems and compromises with the detachable screen models. I have not seen many issues with the fixed displays and have had no problems with this new Surface Studio. It’s a versatile all-around performer suitable for productivity, drawing, graphic design, photo/video editing and even light to moderate gaming.

    The unique design allows the Studio to be used in the more traditional form factor or in a manner more suitable for creative use, such as like a tablet or the new innovative split screen tent mode. The screen quality is quite good. It has accurate colors, great brightness, and crisp sharp graphics. The high gloss screen can be a glare reflecting nightmare in certain lighting conditions but that’s about my only complaint with the screen. The 120Hz refresh rate makes scrolling and pen strokes noticeably smooth. The Microsoft Slim Pen 2 works wonderfully with the laptop studio. The pen glides across the screen without any resistance or harsh feel. It provides good pressure variations and sensitivity for drawing. It’s also quite robust at note taking and can effortlessly pull double duty as both a sketch pen and writing instrument. That provides an extra layer of efficiency for art students or those who work in the creative or design industry. Microsoft peripherals pair effortlessly right out of the box. A Microsoft Slim Pen and a Surface Arc mouse paired automatically with the Studio as soon as I powered them on the first time.

    Performance is solid across the board. Apps run smooth and reliably. Windows 11 has only been out a little over two-weeks, so some obvious growing pains are expected. So far, issues have been minimal. Most of the 2022 versions of apps and subscription services like Adobe are the most compatible and least problem plagued. Older apps and lesser-known specialized apps may be a little more susceptible to issues but so far, compatibility has been surprisingly good. This is even so with my less mainstream art apps. Office 365, Norton AV, Adobe Acrobat Pro and the art and design apps I use all work fine. I encountered slight issues with two apps but that’s about par for the course with a new OS and no fault of the hardware. Making the jump to Windows 11 should weigh heavily into the decision to purchase any new Windows 11 laptop. All prospective purchasers should make sure any must-have apps are compatible with Windows 11, especially if it will be their only laptop. If I'm being honest, there are a few changes in Windows 11 that I'm less than thrilled about. From a raw power standpoint, this machine can easily manage routine drawing, photo editing, desktop productivity and light to moderate gaming. Although the RTX-3050 GPU sounds bleeding-edge, real-world performance is closer to a GTX-1060 6GB than an RTX 2060. Given the versatile nature of this machine, it is more than sufficient for casual gaming and can easily pull moderate gaming demands with decent performance. Forza Horizon 4 and NFS Heat both run quite well on this machine at reasonable settings, with smooth framerates and both look awesome on the 2400x1600 120Hz display.

    Despite the 14.4” display, the form factor isn’t the most compact. The brushed aluminum body looks good but is also larger than most other 14” machines. It also has a wide bezel, is a bit on the heavy side, and is lacking in ports. Ports are limited to two Thunderbolt compatible USB-C ports. Yep, that’s it, so get your adapters ready. I’m surprised a studio device aimed at creatives doesn’t have at least an SD card port. The chassis design is a bit unusual, yet stylish looking and allows decent all-around cooling. One cool feature is a convenient magnetic cavity for storing and charging the slim pen. It keeps the pen both handy and charged at all times. Due to the weight and design, I personally prefer using the laptop studio on a desktop rather than in my lap like a tablet. Desktop use also makes it easier for me to use a portable dock to provide additional port options. Despite this fact, it’s still good to have portability for resuming work away from home or office. It also has a reasonably sized attachable power supply. The Studio doesn’t tend to run hot under normal load, but it can get noticeably warm when throttled enough. Biometrics include facial recognition but surprisingly, no fingerprint sensor or option. I prefer fingerprint over facial recognition because I’m not a fan of a self-activated camera nor using the camera for login. In fact, I’m one of the people who usually puts tape or a closeable slim shutter over the camera. On the plus side, the facial recognition works reliably, even while wearing hats and glasses. It quickly unlocks the PC as soon as my face nears the screen and has never failed to recognize me. It has also never unlocked for anyone but me. Speaking of the camera, the quality is decent for videoconferencing, as are the speakers and microphone. The backlit keyboard types well and the keys have a nice solid feel. From what I can tell, the multi-gesture trackpad seems okay, but I absolutely loathe trackpads, so I’m not the best source for feedback on that one. I immediately paired a Surface Arc mouse with the Studio right out of the box and have not used the trackpad at all beyond the initial laptop setup.

    Battery life is about what I expected from a machine with these innards and capability. That would be mediocre. Regular desktop use yields several hours before I must reach for the charger. Heavy processor and/or GPU use for gaming, video encoding or other resource intensive tasks dramatically cut into battery life due to extra processing and cooling requirements. If I’m going to tax the CPU or GPU, I just plug in to AC from the beginning to save myself the aggravation.

    Overall, I like the Surface Laptop Studio. It’s multi-talented, versatile, all-around performer that can take the place of two or three individual devices. It’s not perfect but things seldom are. There’s always room for improvement, for example it could use more ports, a fingerprint option would be nice, and the weight could be lighter. However, regardless of any perceived shortcomings, I think Microsoft did quite well on this one. I’m enjoying it tremendously and finding it quite useful as an all-in-one device. The versatility does make my hectic life easier and more efficient. I no longer need my Cintiq all the time. I don’t always need my tablet to take notes. I can now do it all on one device. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters.

    Oct 22, 2021 23:07
  • Review by Shail, 8 out of 10
    Power house with sleek design

    The laptop has 3 modes – Standard Laptop, Stage/Ease Mode, and Flat Mode. The Stage mode/Easel mode is great for viewing content. It reminds me of using an iPad in a folio mode. The screen wabbles much less in this mode, if you want to use the touchscreen.

    My intended use is web browsing, watching content and home use, so I wont really be making use of the flat mode, as I think its intended for creative work. I’ll primarily be relaying on the laptop mode. Also, given the size, I’m not sure if I can use it as a tablet.

    The display is 120 Hz and 3:2 aspect ratio is great for taller applications and the ability to dock applications in multiple configurations is especially useful. The keyboard is very clicky and nicely spaced out. The overall body is rigid and gives the impression of a Macbook Pro.

    I love the huge trackpad. The pen simulates the feeling of writing on paper. It doesn’t feel exactly like paper, but it’s a nice touch. I like how the pen snaps into the base via very strong magnets. Its inconspicuous and charges there.

    The laptop is heavy. That can be attributed I guess to the screen and the double-decker base that has air vents. I haven’t seen any issues with it getting hot. With my regular usage, I doubt it will be put through its paces.

    The other drawback is limited ports. The laptop only has 2 USB-C ports and a headphone jack. Its great to see that these USB-C ports are Thunderbolt 4.

    Oct 28, 2021 01:14
  • Review by nkpstudios, 10 out of 10
    Almost PERFECT but missing some things

    This Surface Studio Laptop is a device for anyone wishing their tablet was a computer because a particular software isn't available in your favorite mobile ecosystem. Maybe you are a student who likes to decompress by sketching or you have dreams of drawing or designing. Maybe you are a notetaker? This model is actually the sweet spot in the lineup for value and performance. It can provide a tablet/legal pad writing experience like no other by just using a magnetic slim pen. I love the versatility, adaptability, and portability in my daily workflow and all without compromising too much.

    Had a long day? This can be your media consumption device as well. You can get by with a gaming session on most games using high settings and get respectable to decent fps. This isn't a gaming laptop, but it can be one in a pinch. This is directly tied to its weakness as a gaming laptop. That is where the Achilles Heel, with all this greatness, comes into the picture. Maybe it was done to preserve another product line, but choices are always good for clients, especially in the GPU department.

    The overall value proposition is excellent, and the versatility is unmatched for a device like this - a laptop. The screen is a 14.4" 120hz IPS Pixel Sense display panel with a 3:2 aspect ratio of 201ppi, 500 nits of brightness, and Dolby Vision capable. Windows 11 home is installed out of the box on a build with i7-11370, RTX 3050ti 4GB DDR6 RAM, 16GB RAM, m.2 SSD with half TB of storage. You don't get much regarding I/O with only 4 ports on the machine - 2 Thunderbolt 4, 1 3.5mm headphone, and Surface Connect port. The keyboard is backlit and offers an excellent typing experience Surface keyboards are known for a nice big touchpad with haptic feedback. WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 to go with a 1080p 2MP AI-powered webcam with Windows Hello IR.

    For me, there is a HUGE compromise that you must accept by making this purchase - that is, the GPU selection (or lack thereof) and the ultimate choice of the RTX 3050ti for the build. I am sure there were reasons this was chosen - potentially involving the chip shortage - but the very least many would expect as a "budget" GPU for creatives would be an RTX 3060ti. The RTX 3060ti is beefier in performance, and you would also be able to pitch this as a gaming-capable PC. The true DO IT ALL device. For video, the lowest compromise I would make is a 3060ti if it was me at design HQ. The performance increase is immense vs. the 3050ti, and I will leave it at that.

    Otherwise, this is a PERFECT machine for the traveling creative or professional. If you use a laptop, this is for you. If you use a tablet, this could be for you. If you use a tablet to sketch or design things, this can be for you. Students and corporate executives, this is for you too! This is so versatile, it could cannibalize other parts of the laptop/PC/tablet market in a few years with proper development and vision. I like what I see here and look forward to developing this new hinge and other upgrades to this new device.

    Thoughts for Improvement

    -Volume buttons - When I use this in any mode other than laptop mode, I find myself searching for and wishing there were buttons for volume on the right or left side of the screen. It is a pain to swipe up in the taskbar to adjust the volume with the icon or in-app volume controls. I look for a tablet experience blended here as well for the perfect blending of the surface lineup. Tactile volume buttons would be a plus.

    -GPU choices - 3050ti is not the best choice if this is geared towards creatives. The minimum we should see is a 3060 for machines geared towards creatives. There are no options to pay for more powerful cards like the 3060/70/80, which is my biggest complaint. The card is just OK, more than enough for an everyday user, but power users are looking for at least the 3060 as their budget options. While this is fantastic for art and just decent at gaming, this is a well-rounded machine weakened by the graphics department.

    -Pixels missing - This is a nit-pick, but the corners are rounded on display, and you lose pixels of a square screen. Parts of the mouse cursor disappear, and the rounded corner is not taken into account. This could be a problem for creators and editors who look at every pixel at the edges of the display. Most will not be bothered or even notice this at all, I am sure.

    - Upgradability w/ access door - This isn't very consumer repair friendly after supporting it. The backplate is thin and surrounded by lots of sticky tape, but if you are skilled and can watch a video, you can do it yourself. With a platform base, I would expect the EASIEST way to upgrade this machine is to make an access door/s. You will need to be highly skilled and think it through before attempting, or you will break the bottom plate. This is a Microsoft "job" most shouldn't try.

    -Poor I/O #donglelife - I/O selection is poor and very basic. This means you will be signing up for #donglelife. Another thing I do not like is the fact the ports are on both sides. I would have liked to see everything on the left side to avoid wires on the right where you may be using your mouse.

    -No SD card reader - no SD Card slot, only 2 USB 4 Thunderbolt USB-Cs, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and Surface Connect port, that's it? Again, this big platform should be filled with I/O since it gives the appearance of a docking station.

    -Colors - I wish there was a matte black option to match the Slim Pen 2. The fact there isn't a platinum Slim Pen 2 is not a good look. You have a black pen standing out against a platinum laptop. I thought this was about planning and keeping things "at the center"? A black pen "at the center" of my laptop is an eyesore in my opinion. A quick and easy fix and probably already in the works.

    -Matte screen option - I wish there were matte and gloss screen options; indoors, the glossy screen is very reflective and distracting. Outdoors, don't even try!

    -Brighter display - I'd like to see up to 1000 nits if we are shooting for creatives. Many get inspiration from the outdoors, and drawing outside on a sunny day is tough sometimes between the reflective display and low brightness.

    My Wish List for Next Rendition

    -8 Core CPU maybe even AMD option

    -RTX 3060ti minimum for the GPU with higher options up to 3080.

    -Additional SSD M.2 slot and removable access door.

    -4 USB-C and maybe 1 USB-A

    -Brighter Screen with a matte option

    Go get one!

    Oct 27, 2021 12:42
  • 9.2score
    ASUS - ROG Zephyrus G14 14" Laptop - AMD Ryzen 7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 - 512GB SSD
    Description

    Enjoy everyday gaming with this ASUS notebook PC. The AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS processor and 16GB of memory deliver fast and smooth performance during intensive gaming, while the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card renders high-quality videos for enhanced videos and games. This 14-inch IPS Level Full HD ASUS notebook PC has a 512GB SSD that provides storage for all types of files.

    16 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Ryzen 7: Imagine, design and create without boundaries. The powerful AMD Ryzen™ 7 processor features machine intelligence that anticipates your needs. Discover true responsiveness with 8 cores and 16 threads for ultimate performance.
  • 16GB dual channel system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial dual channel high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics: Backed by 4GB dedicated video memory for a fast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Virtual Reality Ready: This computer has the required specs to run Virtual Reality hardware and software and is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality Ultra.
  • Weighs 3.64 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. Lithium-polymer battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Backlit keyboard: Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office
  • Additional port: 1x Type C USB 3.2 Gen 2 with Power Delivery, Display Port and G-Sync / 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C / 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A / 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
  • Wireless connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity with greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 with improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Four speakers powered by Dolby Atmos technology: Lush Dolby Atmos audio from six speakers with force cancelling woofers put you in the center of the action.
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation with 3D Mic. Array: Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation clarifies upstream and downstream audio, filtering out unwanted noise to make voice communication clearer.
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MnstrMike, 8 out of 10
    MVP...Just Not That Kind

    I keep going back and forth on how to write this review.

    Is it a good gaming laptop? Yes, it can play whatever you throw at it...may get a little noisy...but headphones cover over that. And its very near ultraportable specs for size...not so much weight though.

    Is the screen vibrant and have good colors? Yes, for an IPS, Matte screen, it is really nice. I’m used to a 2-in-1 and I realize now how much easier on the eyes a matte screen is.

    Can it output to a bigger screen? Yes...no issues there either. It ran 4K HDR no issues on my Vizio M55Q7. I did set to 2nd screen only to offload any demand on running the laptop screen.

    So why the dilemma? For the current costs, is it enough? That is where I am struggling especially when I am looking at the other laptop that just found its way into our home, an ASUS TUF Gaming 17.3 with a nearly $300 lower cost, 144hz screen (a dream), 8GB RAM (1 Bay open), 512GB M.2, but with a 2nd M.2 bay available, i5 1135G7 and an NVIDIA RTX3050, plus built in RGB Keyboard and a WebCam. The build quality of TUF 17 is pretty cheap feeling when it comes to the palm rest and keys ability to hold on to oil. The chassis is sturdy, but just not made of high quality materials, but at the price ASUS had to cut corners somewhere...thankfully just not on the hardware.

    Again, that’s where the The Zephyrus 14 is hard to review. While it has 16GB RAM, 512GB storage, and a RTX1060, the backlit keyboard is white only and...NO WebCam! The build quality is definitely more premium and solid and the plastic used for the palm rest and keys does not attract oils from the hands (however only on the right side keys are they experiencing a scratching affect when I type. Never experienced this on any other keyboard before and I have very trim, short nails. The screen lid feels aluminum, but I cannot confirm that on the ASUS product listing. What you do see on the ASUS product listing page is even more of what this laptop doesn’t have from the same product line...mostly way more control over the lighting and an integrated LED panel on the screen lid that can be customized greatly (which lends to the reality that the lid is aluminum).

    The Ryzen 7 5800HS vs the i5-1135G7 are nearly apples to apples. On paper the Ryzen 7 has it beat in some areas 8 vs 4 cores, 7nm vs 10nm (better for lower power computing equaling longer battery life), but max clock speeds are 4.4GHz vs 4.20Ghz. Real world performance is going to be minimal difference, possibly in some video editing you may eek out a minute or two less on the rendering. But all-in-all its going to be similar experience.

    I cannot fault the Zephyrus on performance...this is a portable gaming laptop and it does do that but knowing they could have put a 1TB M.2 drive in since games are going to eat up a lot of space, it would not eaten much into their profit margin and a WebCam. Really that last one is a no brainer. My guess is because the higher-end models from this line have the LED lights in the screen lid there wasn’t room for the camera. So the lesser versions it just looks like a huge omittance on ASUS part.

    Of course, you can run Zoom or whatever else off your smartphone, but this is a gaming machine, what about those live streams you want to cast? You can turn your phone into a capable web streamer hooked up to the laptop, but now you need a dock or mount to get it just right. With 4 dedicated mics built-in to the chassis, ASUS knew chatting was going to be a must have feature, and it works really well as do the speakers. But for game immersion...headphones make the experience even better especially when they already have a mic built-in.

    So it feels like ASUS had a formula for the build of this laptop and said here is the build price it has to be at given what the top-end model would cost to build.

    I feel like this particular product build will be very niche in who it attracts and at that I think it will really only interest someone who doesn’t want a larger laptop and looking in the ultraportable range and gaming is a casual need/want, but can still run some quality games and not have lag issues. 2-in-1’s are out of the question here unless you are playing some really old retro games or 2D games. If that is the case a 2-in-1 has way more features (less ease of upgrade though) that may fit your school needs and some touch features that may come in handy when editing documents.

    So, I’m not sure where I leave this review. Does it work as ASUS designed for gaming...again, yes. Is that all it is good for? No, it can handle all tasks just fine. My only complaints are the keyboard keys marking up when I type and the fingerprint reader is a little unreliable. Outside of that it is a fine functioning small laptop.j Plenty of ports for your needs and the keyboard has great tactile feedback and not too noisy like a gaming keyboard.

    It’s just the value for me that is called into question, knowing that you can go cheaper in price, get more terms of hardware specs and are only sacrificing size and build materials. I would say fingerprint reader too but since this one has issues, it wouldn’t be missed. And it is also knowing that the design of this laptop was meant for something more and to get that more...you have to pay more.

    So this is sort of an MVP in the business world...Minimal Viable Product. It works, does what it is supposed to, but doesn’t have all the features of what the final product will.

    Can I recommend it yes...just know exactly what you are buying when you do. My 4 stars are based on does it work? And yes, minus the fingerprint reader issue and key scratching. I don't feel value can factor in the star ratings.

    Aug 19, 2021 08:08
  • Review by TechTux, 8 out of 10
    Great Battery, Good Gaming, Design Frame Concerns

    I was looking for a nice portable gaming computer with great battery life and decided to go with the smaller screen Asus.

    Screen: 60hz 14" Screen is bright and beautiful! However I notice playing videos or gaming its not as smooth with the 60hz refresh rate. Since I have always used the 144hz screens I notice the difference. The good news is with this small screen battery lasts for some time when playing high quality video or games.

    Keyboard: The keyboard is made well and very responsive. I miss a num keypad with the keyboard however with the smaller size I understand. They did a good job at trying to space the keyboard with the length of the screen for larger hands.

    Hardware: NOT a fan of how the laptop casing is setup! It is set up to shift the weight onto the laptop screen latches. It makes the bottom of the laptop float as weight is now shifted and not along the bottom evenly. I can see this wearing down, causing warping and/or laptop screen issues. So far no issues however very concern over long term usage. Otherwise it has some weight to it but is small so feels like the casing can withstand average transportation. I still recommend to use a sleeve when transporting the laptop. Overall the ventilation works great after hours of heavy usage and never got too hot for my lap. The speaker positions are awesome, right in the front on both sides below the keyboard. You can hear everything clearly and loudly. The touch pad which also was very responsive along with the power button being a finger reader.

    Gaming: I really enjoyed playing games on this laptop. I tested out FPS, RTS, RPG, MMO's and Emulators. This laptop comes with bundled software that tries to optimize graphic settings and its does a pretty good job. I would go in the game settings afterwards to find most games were able to play at max or very high settings with a smooth unlocked frame rate. Unfortunately as mentioned before with the 60hz I do notice the limitations.

    Battery: Great battery life, using it with good battery settings it can last for some time. Especially if you have it set to highest battery save mode. This should allow multiple business meetings without the worry of having to carry the power brick.

    Overall this is a nice gaming laptop however extremely concerned with the frame design. Since its very new time will tell if those latches and elevating the bottom of the laptop will cause issues. Since laptop screen is small at 60hz it provides great battery life for gaming and business / work use, (unless you use the num keypad)

    Aug 24, 2021 15:33
  • Review by Farns, 10 out of 10
    Came For The Gaming...Stayed For the Everything!

    As I found myself gaming more frequently on PC when I travel I wanted to try AMD with a bigger hard drive than I was currently using so I was exited to try out the new ROG Zephrus G14

    Unboxing: I admit - I'm a geek when it comes to the unboxing experience, and ASUS does it right! I love how the laptop sits on a platform that raises up when you open the lid almost lid - almost like it's presenting itself to you.

    Physical Appearance: Light and solid - that's the best way to describe it. A battery of presses and squeezes could produce no squeaks or creaks. Very impressive. The composite case material is not my favorite - it's not cheap looking, but it doesn't exude premium. I do enjoy the perforations on the outside of the lid - but I was bummed that this model did not include the AniMe Matrix LED display. Overall a solid looking PC built very well. Not ultrabook thin, but certainly no one would look at you using this and think - wow that's bulky.

    Gaming: Of course I was excited to play a couple of my favorite games of late. I was blown away with how smooth the gameplay was on Madden 22. The FPS was generally 105-119 during plays and everything looked great on the FHD display. Generally I don't like anti-glare displays but this one didn't soften the image at all! Similar story for Star Wars Squadron. On my other PC some of the game play lags from time to time and so far about 2 hours in I haven't noticed any of that. Some of the cut scenes showed super high FPS but I'm not sure I trust those readings. I will recommend that you use some headphones when you play even though the speakers are actually quite good. The fans are pretty loud and they were on pretty much non-stop as I was playing. Playing Madden it didn't really bother me, but when playing a story based game it was a noticeable distraction during the cut scenes.

    I found myself pulling up work emails and doing some basic Office tasks in between gaming sessions and I was surprised by how much I LOVE the keyboard. It's well spaced and feels great typing that I found myself picking it up to do more work this afternoon. Unfortunately, there's no webcam so I'll need to keep my other laptop at the ready for Zoom calls, but that's OK - I wasn't planning on doing any real work on this laptop anyway.

    Benchmarks put this in the 99th percentile compared to other PC's in this class so needless to say I am quite pleased with pretty much everything.

    I'm still not a ban of barrel power adapters and I would love to see ASUS and other PC manufactures use USB-C for faster charging. It does work with the USB-C port but a message pops up and lets me know that charging this method will be slower and may not keep up with actual use.

    Conclusion - If you're looking for a gaming PC that's solid and portable then this is a great option and should be under consideration!

    Aug 17, 2021 22:03
  • Review by RandallFlagg, 10 out of 10
    Really nice gaming laptop in a sleeper case

    First impression of the Asus – ROG Zephyrus G14 is, very attractive box. I like the design and that it can be used for storage or safekeeping as the lid just folds down/up and is held in place by the plastic handle. Cutting the security tape and then opening the box I find the laptop, a power brick, and a 110v cord. The laptop is protected in a clear plastic sleeve with a felt pad over the keyboard. I press the power button, but as expected, it’s dead. I plug in the power brick and cord, give it a chance to get a bit of a charge, and try again. It comes to life and starts the usual Windows 10 start-up. I go through the step and get it online.

    That’s when the fun begins. Notifications are popping up that it needs updates done in both Windows and Asus. I knew it was coming, but this is quite a bit. I run Windows update and it prompts for a restart. I click restart and instead of restarting, I go into upgrading firmware. So, I let that finish and get to the login screen. It doesn’t like my fingerprint, so I use my pin (glad I set that up). I open user login settings and redo my fingerprint. Asus or Microsoft made that super simple. Just delete the current fingerprint and it prompts you to do it again. Now it works every time. I fire up Windows update and there’s another one. Get that installed and reboot. Fingertip login works and I’m good…right. Nope, I open MyAsus, and it too wants an update. I get that done, reboot and then I get to test out this laptop.

    The first thing I do is install Microsoft office. It installs with no problem and is rather fast in my opinion. Nice! I run Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and they’re all snappy. I see no lag or hesitation from a user’s point of view. Then I install the Epic Games app and a few of the games I own on my desktop. I test out Sonic Mania and it plays just like the old Genesis. Using an Xbox controller works great, but I had to do the Steam trick to get the controller to work. There’s a bunch of videos that show you how to add Epic to Steam.

    Next, I check just to see if it has Thunderbolt 3/4, but having an AMD GPU, it pops the warning that the hub I plugged in will probably be limited. I then see what ports it has, and I find USB 3.2 c (2), USB 3.2 a (2), full HDMI, and 3.5 phone jack, so plenty of ports. The backlit keyboard is in white and can be set at static, strobe, or breathing. I tried to see if the color could be changed, but it seems to need Aura Creator. I downloaded it, but this laptop isn’t on the recognized list. If this is how to change the color and the laptop can do so, I hope Asus will add it to the accepted models. Also, the intensity of the white can be turned off or raised. By default, it is set at 33%.

    Then I tested sound. I started with YouTube and the audio was clean but low. I had it at 100% and it was too low for me. I checked audio settings and the Realtek app, but there wasn’t anything there. Then I opened Dolby Access and tried those settings. Woohoo, I set it at Dynamic and it must have used Atmos settings. The volume wasn’t a huge change, but it was enough for me to clearly enjoy the sound across the den, about 15 feet. I thought maybe it was just YouTube because uploaders all seem to have different audio levels, so I tried Spotify. Same result, both ways. It sounds good and clear with Dolby Access set at Dynamic or in Custom 1,2, or 3. Hum, what else? The 14” screen. It looks great and has great clarity and color, at least according to these old eyes. The 16Gb of ram is more than enough for what I do, but I can see where hardcore gamers or videographers might need 32GB. From what I’ve read, one of the 8Gb sticks is soldered to the mobo, but the other is removable. I do wish it had a larger SSD, but that can be swapped out if need be.

    Lastly, I just tried to sync my Android phone up with the PC. I was successful in connecting it to Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, but I was having trouble getting the laptop to use the phone as a camera. I may have gone the wrong route, but Armoury Crate started asking for permissions and I gave up for now. Maybe later I’ll figure it out or there will be more (better) videos on YouTube, but for now, I have a few USB cameras that’ll work just fine.

    I’d recommend this to gamers or anyone needing a laptop that can handle intense resource usage. I can see using it for video editing, Photoshop, and the latest games. It’s a sleeper and looks like any mid-range laptop, but this one packs a punch under the hood.

    Sorry, last thing for sure. I went to take a few pics of the laptop and wanted to see how to light up the dot matrix lid. In Armoury Crate, there is an option for AniMe Matrix if your model supports it. This one sadly does not. It looks like it should as it has the dots and shimmers when held up to the light, but if the model doesn’t say supports AniMe…it doesn’t. That’s all ☹

    Aug 18, 2021 23:37
  • Review by DavidJr, 8 out of 10
    This is so 2019!

    I really like ASUS products and have a number of ASUS Republic of Gamer (ROG) computers and laptops. But, this one feels like a new model that has been left behind for 2 years. I know technology moves fast in the tech industry, but typically when tech gets older, it gets cheaper. Not this one, it seems to remain at its same price range while ASUS puts out newer updated, 2021 tech in the other laptops at the same price point. This is not to say this computer is bad or not capable, but the fact that this has a video card from 2019 while their other 2021 products are practically the same price just makes this one seem outdated despite the new AMD processor.

    For a small 14” computer this has some power to it to play most games at medium to low settings. It is fast and snappy with the NVMe 512GB harddrive and 16GB of RAM. However, only one RAM slot is accessible (8GB on board, 8GB removable), in which you can upgrade to 16GB for a total of 24GB and there is only one M.2 slot. So, you either replace the main drive or use external storage for further expansion. There are two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 ports with one having Display port and power delivery, but not Thunderbolt. There are also two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.0b and a 3.5mm headphone/mic port. The odd thing is the placement of the power plug in the middle of the left side. There is also no webcam like most laptops, while they are usually all low grade anyways, but does have a microphone for Cortana voice commands. Also took me a second, but the fingerprint scanner is the power button.

    The screen is bright and colorful, low reflection, but low viewing angles making everything fade if you don’t angle it straight at you. The hinge is different too as it actually lifts the laptop up as it is tilted back. This is neat as it gives more air flow underneath and better angle for keyboard usage, but don’t know how long that tension will hold. The design of the hinge and back side also lends to the heat rolling up on the front side of the screen. Running stress tests it was running around 75°C pretty constant with 20-25FPS on the test.

    Sound quality on this little thing is better than most laptops I have seen recently. It actually has four speakers with two facing up and two facing down. While on a hard surface, like a desk, this actually gives a decent range of high and lows with a surround effect.

    The keyboard is a solid white backlight in which you can adjust brightness, but an annoying default setting when it goes to sleep had to be disabled for me. When it goes into sleep mode, it is like a restless sleep mode, where the keyboard will dim then blink twice and repeat every few seconds. In the Armoury Crate app, simply activated with unique button beside , under System > Lighting >Settings you can turn Sleep “off”.

    Overall, this is a fair multitasking laptop that will play games. But, the video card is the bottleneck and ASUS has other laptops at the same price point with more to them. I hate to say that I wouldn’t recommend this to a friend, but I would probably recommend something with a newer video card if they were focused on gaming.

    Sep 16, 2021 18:02
  • Review by JorgeST, 10 out of 10
    A compact treat!

    When I initially opened this laptop I was blown away. The marketing department really put some time into the design and making sure the customer was impressed immediately. The retail box has a neat little "pop up" feature that was pretty impressive. Once I booted up the laptop I was still impressed too. Although the screen is only 14" the 16GB of ram really compensated for the small(er) screen. I use this laptop in my spare bedroom as a work or gaming laptop and it is really holding up well. The keys are very soft of the hands, even though they are a little compacts. The processing is up to par with what I would expect from a leading brand's gaming series laptop too. The box even had a couple of those little camera blocking stickers too.

    I would like to see laptop companies start to include a small, practical carrying case for customers to use as a carrying case. That would be a nice touch.

    All in all due to its superior processing speed and other stock specs I would highly recommend this laptop to anyhow who is the market for a gaming set up that is on the go!

    Aug 19, 2021 09:44
  • Review by Mrbell1970, 10 out of 10
    Across-The-Board Performance

    The Rog Zephurus G14 offers grade A performance in a compact form factor with clean and attractive style. Media on the full HD resolution screen is crisp with vibrant colors and laptop out of the box has decent specs. People who multitask, run intensive programs and casually game will benefit the most from this thin and light model.

    GAMING PEFOMANCE

    (All games tested are in 1080p)

    Destiny 2 -High- 60 AVG FPS

    No Man’s Sky -High- 56 AVG FPS

    Surviving Mars -High- 60 AVG FPS

    Frostpunk – Very High- 58 AVG FPS

    GeForce Game Ready Driver Ver 471.68 08/10/2021 with GeForce optimal settings used

    (All games played smooth with no tearing)

    BENCHMARKS

    Geekbench 5 (Single-Core) 1405

    Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core) 7206

    Pcmarks 10 6076

    The conservative style of the laptop is modern without screaming that it's a gaming with branding or flamboyant colors. I partially like this since you bring it into a professional office environment. The laptop has a high-quality feel to it and in a form factor that is easy to carry or dropped into a bag. Laptop LCD lid has a slight flex with sturdy hinges and on the rest of the body there is no flex at all. Very light weight, thin and portable at 3.64 lbs which makes this a go to device for work or play.

    Performance is more than enough for regular users, thanks to a powerful Ryzen 7 (R7-5800HS) CPU, fast SSD (M2) & dual channel 16GB DDR4 3200MHZ ram. I’m a bit of power user doing the with more than 25 tabs open on the browser, light video and picture editing for presentations, multiple spread sheets/documents open at the same time with everything quick and snappy. Multitasking with apps and casual gaming will not be a problem on this unit.

    The LCD screen top is slightly longer and when you open the laptop, it props the keyboard upwards. This causes the keyboard to tilt which in turns improves the typing and allowing more air flow to the laptop on a flat surface. Typing on it is comfortable to use with no flex while depressing keys, travel is reasonable with a mushy feedback feel to it but responsive. Keyboard’s adjustable backlight is ok, but I do wish it was a little brighter on its highest setting. The touchpad is small but precise and smooth with Windows Precision drivers; two scrolling and gestures are good.

    Laptop’s screen is a IPS matte 14-inch, 157 PPI, 1920x1080, 60HZ. 16:9, 320 nits in brightness, display has 97% sRGB & Adobe RGB profile 75.3%. The screen has a wide color gamut that is accurate which is a factor why media viewing & gaming looks good on this bright screen.

    Sound volume is loud enough at 80% and quality wise, not bad for thin ultra-book speakers but don’t expect deep bass.

    Ports: 1x Type C USB 3.2 Gen 2 with Power Delivery, Display Port and G-Sync / 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C / 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A / 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack.

    Thermals are good with CPU temp at 56C during general browsing and YouTube, fan running were quiet, and bottom of laptop got warm with spots by the top exhaust on the keyboard being slightly hot. During gaming CPU got to 79C. Laptop bottom heat is not unbearable during long play sessions and fan noise is not too loud on load.

    Battery life on the 76 Wh battery was 7.20 hrs which is above average when compared to other gaming laptops. You will definitely get through a full work/school day with this laptop.

    Aug 13, 2021 22:01
  • Review by NikonFTZ, 10 out of 10
    Great performance for a great price

    I really love this laptop , great performance , great price , and very portable

    Perfect for coding , gaming in Mid level , and for work with adobe suit it’s really a nice product .

    Sep 13, 2021 09:28
  • 9.2score
    25
    HP
    HP - EliteBook 14" Refurbished Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Gray
    Description

    Work smarter with this 14-inch HD refurbished HP EliteBook laptop. The Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM let you run multiple applications concurrently, while the 256GB SSD offers fast boot-ups and ample file storage. This HP EliteBook laptop includes a built-in camera for videoconferencing and multiple USB and display interfaces for smooth connection to other devices.This product has been refurbished.Learn more.

    12 Features
  • Windows 10 Pro: Built for business. Protect your data with enterprise-grade security, log in from any device anywhere, and boost productivity with powerful management tools.
  • 14" HD display: 1366 x 768 resolution showcases your games and HD movies with impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U mobile processor with ultra-low-voltage platform and dual-core, four-way processing: Provides maximum high-efficiency power to go. The Intel Turbo Boost technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM lets you smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs at the same time.
  • 256GB solid-state drive (SSD): This flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Intel® HD Graphics 520: Its on-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing, and casual gaming.
  • Two integrated stereo speakers: Audio by Bang & Olufsen optimized for high-fidelity sound.
  • Weighs 3.4 lbs. and is 0.7" thin: Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, it features a small screen size to achieve a compact form factor.
  • Built-in card reader for simple photo transfer: Supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card formats.
  • Integrated HD webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations: The spill-resistant design offers additional protection when you need it.
  • Additional ports: One DisplayPort and headphone-out/audio-in combo jack. One docking port.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SharonM, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Buy

    I wasn't sure what to expect buying a refurbished laptop, but I've never been happier. I absolutely love this computer and haven't had a single issue.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:14
  • Review by Bkbk, 8 out of 10
    So far so good but no touch screen

    So far so good. I’m used to this model fro my office and needed one for personal use. Had a cheaper ho but it was slow and had cheap components. I bought this refurbished elite book and it works like a new one so far. My only complaint is it does not have a touch screen as advertised.

    Feb 19, 2021 17:24
  • Review by MarkinHouston, 10 out of 10
    It looks exactly like a brand new laptop!

    I couldn't be happier with this purchase. This refurbished laptop is completely unblemished. Could easily pass as a brand new machine. Fresh clean windows install which takes you through setup just like a new PC. Everything works, Keyboard is perfect, screen is perfect, camera , speakers everything. I haven't had a problem at all installing any of my required software.

    I was really hesitant to buy a refurbished laptop after reading horror stories on Amazon and other sites. There honestly is not a scratch or any wear on this PC. Maybe I was lucky , but if the one you get from Best Buy is like mine you will be 100% satisfied.

    Jul 25, 2020 17:54
  • Review by Feon, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    This laptop works great. Solid buy for the price. Have had no hang ups with it. M daughter loves it. Uses it for school and playing Minecraft.

    May 16, 2020 10:19
  • Review by Chuck, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop

    Great laptop For a great price. We are very pleased with the quality and responsiveness of this laptop

    Jul 10, 2020 16:46
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Blade 14- 14" Gaming Laptop- FHD 144Hz- AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060- 16GB RAM- 1TB SSD - Black
    Description

    For those who want all or nothing, go all out with the Razer Blade 14—the ultimate AMD gaming laptop in every way imaginable. From its ultra-powerful CPU to its graphics, its fast display to its portability, we’ve maxed out all aspects of the Razer Blade 14 to bring you an uncompromising experience that can’t be beat.

    9 Features
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX CPU: Experience pure processing power that can handle the most resource-hungry AAA games and programs smoothly, yet remains incredibly efficient on battery life with up to 10 hours.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPU: This powerhouse is crafted on Ampere—NVIDIA’s 2nd-gen RTX architecture—with new RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors to give you ray-traced graphics and cutting-edge features.
  • Vapor Chamber Cooling: A unique vacuum sealed, liquid filled copper vapor chamber spans the heat generating components and is the key to getting maximum performance and user comfort in a compact, thin design.
  • Portable and Compact: The super thin 0.66” / 16.8 mm design provides the portability that is essential for all movers. Forged from CNC aluminum with an anodized finish, it has a durability that belies its sleek profile.
  • FHD 144Hz IPS-Display: With the fast 144Hz FHD display and FreeSync Premium, on-screen action is incredibly smooth and fluid. Game or create with accurate visuals that support up to 100% DCI-P3 color space.
  • Connect and Expand Your Setup.: Packed with ports and cutting-edge wireless technology to support a huge range of devices, it features 2x USB-C ports, 2x USB-A ports, HDMI 2.1, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, TPM security, and more.
  • Razer Chroma per-key RGB keyboard: Improve your game even further by customizing each key to match any of the 16.8 million colors available in the Razer Chroma ecosystem to highlight essential game keys, in-game macros, or increase immersion with Chroma-enabled games.
  • Window Hello IR Webcam: Login safely and securely using the built-in HD IR webcam to stream on the go, take conference calls while away from the office, or join group study sessions.
  • Immersive THX® Spatial Audio: An advanced 7.1 surround sound that provides pinpoint positional accuracy when using headphones and speakers, to deliver immersive, lifelike audio for stereo and multi-channel content alike.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MrGoldfish, 10 out of 10
    Great design, well made, you get what you pay for

    The Razer Blade 14 isn’t the most affordable gaming laptop for the size but it certainly feels like the most well-built. I got the standard 3060 version and it can handle any game you throw at it, looking good.

    The keyboard is nice except a couple of the keys (Caps/Enter) don’t light up 100%. The screen is actually decent despite only being 1080P, although the lack of HDR is missed.

    The unit stays cool but the fans can get loud. The power brick is very large and the cord is stiff and annoying to use.

    Overall, if you want the ability to do some gaming and are looking for a well made alternative to Apple, this gets the job done. Besides the logo on the lid, you’d never tell this is a gaming machine.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:36
  • Review by PEACH, 10 out of 10
    Best team! best laptop! Best buy!

    Great product and the help of the staff was completely to blame i didnt know exactly what i wanted or what i was looking for but i got exactly what i needed and wanted! Couldnt ask fir more! This is a fantastic computer and so far takes everything i throw at it!

    Sep 17, 2021 20:06
  • Review by Badass, 8 out of 10
    Great Work/gaming laptop

    Amazing laptop!.

    Four stars because ram is not upgradeable.

    Very solid. I having using it for over a month using vmware and automation software very solid and powerful.

    I wish i can add more ram.

    It can play cyberpunk 2077 at 1080p with Rtx medium close to 60 hz.

    Great laptop.

    Oct 30, 2021 08:32
  • Review by insomniac, 10 out of 10
    Best 14" Gaming Laptop

    If you are looking for MacBook Pro level performance and build quality, this laptop is your answer. Yes, it is expensive at $1799, but it is the ultimate portable, lightweight yet super powerful machine.

    Compromises are: RAM is soldered, no SD/MicroSD reader, no 16:10 display (wasted space below the display).

    Even with CPU boosted mode, fan noise is not loud. Battery life is excellent. I got >12hrs of battery life without turning on battery saver in windows 10. Boot time is crazy fast. Task manager reports 3.4sec boot time! Windows hello face unlock works excellently and display covers 100% DCI P3. Trackpad is probably the best in windows laptop.

    In my opinion, if you are looking for portable powerful windows laptop which you can use as laptop for more than 8hrs unplugged and game on it while plugged in, this is the best option. I hope Razer comes up with a 15" version with 16:10 aspect ratio.

    Oct 04, 2021 21:12
  • Review by Derek, 8 out of 10
    Razer Blade 14 Hmmmm

    While this isn't the perfect laptop, it definitely is up there with being a really good one. The fact that it's Razer already puts pretty high expectations on it, but it definitely meets the standard. It's small for sure, but it helps if you want to have this laptop on the go, which is partially why I got it. The downsides are how hot the thing actually gets, and how loud the fan is when it gets hot. If you plan to play for long periods of time, I would recommend just getting a keyboard so you won't have to worry about the heat. The screen itself is small as well, but it gives a sharp image. Other than that and the price, it's a really good laptop overall, but probably not the best.

    Sep 20, 2021 00:48
  • Review by Bootylicious, 10 out of 10
    The Beast

    This laptop is truly epic. Design is fantastic, combining simplicity and customizability. The screen is crisp and runs perfectly with the 3060 graphics card, all without putting an incredible load on the system. Also, the screen refresh rate literally never dips. I can game for hours and the new vapor chamber cooling tech keeps it running cool. The Ryzen 9 is why I bought this laptop over other great options, and it is awesome. I can run a ton of applications with literally zero lag in switching.

    Gotta say, I love this computer.

    Oct 23, 2021 10:16
  • Review by Sophia, 10 out of 10
    Worth it

    This laptop is awesome. The graphics amaze me every time I open it and it runs some pretty big games really well. The fans can get pretty loud but that’s to be expected with a small laptop running the way this one does. Camera quality isn’t the best either but I wasn’t anticipating an amazing camera. I would definitely recommend!

    Sep 24, 2021 15:48
  • Review by VivekSawant, 10 out of 10
    Best Laptop ever.

    This is the best laptop I have ever got. I'm using Dell Precision 5540 and I have been comparing this model with Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4, Macbook Pro M1 Chip, Dell XPS Series HP Spectre, but what fascinated me is the battery life, matt, and antiglare screen, adjustable fan speed with no noise, customizable SSD card slot.

    Sep 03, 2021 15:39
  • 9.2score
    27
    HP
    HP - Pavilion x360 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Natural Silver
    Description

    Adapts to your view: The extremely flexible, HP Pavilion x360 14 inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC will blow you away with its compact size. With four modes, you'll find just the right angle for anything that comes your way. Entertainment covered from every angle: The view is great from any angle with a four-sided microedge display. Flexibility to watch in tent and reverse modes is ideal for streaming and entertainment, and with an Intel® Core™ processor, you'll power through binge sessions. HP Dual Speakers with Audioby B&O make the view sound even better. Stay connected: Get out of your zone. Make staying connected on the go faster and easier with fast Wi-Fi. And power through marathon sessions with long battery life and HP Fast Charge. Make an impact: The HP Pavilion x360 uses sustainable materials and is Energy Star® certified and EPEAT® Gold registered.

    12 Features
  • Windows 11 Home in S mode: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Display: 14.0-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), multitouch-enabled, IPS, edge-to-edge glass, microedge: Always see your content at its best with 178-degree wide-viewing angles, Full HD and a vibrant picture. And with touchscreen technology, you can control your PC right from the screen.
  • Processor: 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-1125G4: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (1 X 8 GB): Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Internal storage: 256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive
  • Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics: Smoothly stream 4K content and play your favorite games
  • Wi-Fi 5 (2x2) & Bluetooth® 5.0 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac): Stay connected to Wi-Fi and to Bluetooth® accessories with wireless technology.
  • Fingerprint reader: Seamlessly log in to your device in any position with the touch of your finger. Patented 3-D fingerprint technology ensures secure access
  • A truly powerful audio experience: HP Dual Speakers, HP Audio Boost, and tuning by B&O deliver a rich, authentic audio experience.
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera: The 88-degree, wide-angle field of view lets you video chat with the entire family or group of friends in crystal clear detail
  • Work. Write. Play. Naturally.: The 360-degree hinge gets you in the perfect position to work, write, watch, and play.
  • Created with the planet in mind: HP is dedicated to driving progress toward a more sustainable future and making responsible choices for the environment and our customers. We are innovating new ways to reduce the amount of materials in our products and packaging
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by lingal, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop

    Laptop is lightweight and very practical. I am still getting used to Windows 11 but overall it is a great product. Best feature is the touch screen

    Nov 06, 2021 10:43
  • Review by Josh, 10 out of 10
    Love the slim bezels

    Great keyboard for typing, Touch screen is very responsiv,e no lag, the i3 Processor is no slouch here!

    Nov 03, 2021 21:39
  • 9.0score
    28
    HP
    HP - ENVY x360 2-in-1 13.3" OLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Evo Core i7 - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Natural Silver
    Description

    The power to bring your creations to life: With an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, a long battery life, ample PCIe SSD storage and HP Command Center, you get performance to meet your creative needs. Thoughtfully designed: Ideas come to life in accurate color with the high definition, micro-edge display. The 360 degree hinge adapts so you can use touch and pen input at the same time to capture every intricate sketch with complete precision. Thoughtfully designed: Designed for creators. Watch your ideas come to life in vibrant, accurate color with the 4-way, FHD micro-edge touch display. The 360 degree hinge adapts so you can use touch and pen input at the same time to capture every intricate sketch with complete precision anytime, anywhere. For an extra creative edge, add an additional display with support up to 5K resolution. Privacy for your peace of mind: Keep it confidential. Use the unhackable camera shutter to ensure your privacy and the dedicated microphone mute button to keep your conversations private.

    20 Features
  • Get a fresh perspective with Windows 11: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Display: 13.3-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), OLED, multitouch-enabled, UWVA, Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT: With display technology that lights each pixel separately, you’ll get deeper blacks for richer contrast, enhanced color depth, and more power efficiency than traditional LED screens.
  • Processor: Intel® Evo™ platform powered by 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1195G7: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR4-2933 MHz RAM (onboard): Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Internal storage: 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive.
  • Graphics: Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics: Impressive performance for creating, gaming, and entertainment. A new level of graphics performance and crisp, stunning visuals – with the convenience of a thin & light laptop.
  • Exceptional experience, anywhere: Intel® Evo™ brings the perfect combination of performance, responsiveness, battery life and stunning visuals.
  • VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black Certification: Pixel dimming presents true black color, high contrast, and low blue light that's easier on your eyes.
  • Eyesafe® Certified Display: Meets TÜV low blue light requirements and Eyesafe® standards for protecting your eyes from harmful blue light without distorting colors to reduce eyestrain when working for long periods of time.
  • HP Sure View: Simply press F1 to activate the privacy screen, protecting your confidential and private data from prying eyes. Press again to share your screen with those around you.
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 30 minutes
  • Effortlessly connected: Enjoy a smoother wireless experience with a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5 combo–all your connections are solid, with up to 3x faster file transfer speeds than Wi-Fi 5.
  • Fingerprint reader: Seamlessly log in to your device in any position with the touch of your finger. Patented 3-D fingerprint technology ensures secure access.
  • Microphone Mute: Dedicated microphone mute button with an LED indicator light.
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera with camera shutter: No more unsightly tape and tacky gum to hide your private moments. Ensure your privacy and security with a visible, physical shutter that turns off your PC’s camera when not in use.
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 with USB4™ Type-C: Power your device or connect up to two 4K displays with a single cable and blazing 40Gbps signaling rate.
  • An exceptionally rich audio experience: HP Dual Speakers, HP Audio Boost, and expert tuning by Bang & Olufsen bring audio perfection to your PC.
  • 360° geared hinge: Innovatively engineered to rotate 360° so that you can use your device in four modes.
  • All-in-One Backlit Keyboard: Control your privacy, security and multimedia with the touch of a button. With all your hotkeys in one area, seamlessly navigate with no distractions.
  • Energy efficiency your way: HP is committed to global citizenship and environmental responsibility. Do the environment—and your wallet —a favor when you use the HP ENVY x360 that meets strict energy-efficiency and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mehran, 10 out of 10
    Laptop for every day

    I like this laptop, compact very light, amazing oled screen, fast new generation cpu.

    Nov 03, 2021 21:09
  • Review by Hussain, 8 out of 10
    Good

    As always very good product from HP. Easy to use great features.

    Nov 10, 2021 16:01
  • 9.0score
    29
    HP
    HP - Pavilion x360 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Warm Gold
    Description

    Streaming, chatting, and getting things done is way more fun when you find your perfect position. Flex, bend and flip from anywhere with a 360-degree hinge and long lasting battery life.

    14 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 14" FHD IPS touchscreen: Control your entertainment right from the screen and get crystal-clear quality with 178-degree wide-viewing angles.
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 processor: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 256GB PCIe® NVMe™ SSD storage: Get up to 30x faster performance than a traditional hard drive.
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera: 88-degree, wide-angle field of view for video chats with the whole family.
  • Effortlessly connected with Gigabit Wifi: Enjoy a smoother wireless experience with Wi-Fi 6 (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5.0 combo, all your connections are solid and up to 3x faster file transfer speeds than Wi-Fi 5.
  • A truly powerful audio experience: HP Dual Speakers, HP Audio Boost, and tuning by B&O deliver a rich, authentic audio experience.
  • Wake on Voice from Modern Standby: Wake your PC even when in sleep mode, or Modern Standby, with a command to your favorite voice assistant.
  • Optimized metal design: Streamlined, premium metal design delivers a thinner, lighter PC with great durability.
  • Fingerprint reader: Seamlessly log in to your device in any position with the touch of your finger. Patented 3-D fingerprint technology ensures secure access.
  • Energy efficiency your way: HP is committed to global citizenship and environmental responsibility. Do the environment— and your wallet—a favor when you use the HP Pavilion x360 Convertible that meets strict energy-efficiency and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Alexa Built-In*: With Alexa on your PC, you can voice control your day at home and on the go. Just ask, and Alexa can add an appointment to your calendar, turn on the lights, set a reminder, or play today's hits.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Laptop, 10 out of 10
    Great Purchase

    It’s a great lap top. I’m using it for school. I also purchased an HP printer and the two devices work well together. The lap top is light weight. The color is very classic. The touch screen made it easy to use;I didn’t purchase a mouse because the touch screen is better. Tip for students: don’t buy the office 365 because your school most likely offers it for free. Also, definitely purchase the geek squad protection for the 3 years because that’s the average time the lap tops start to slow down. I purchased an open box and it was still immaculate. I got the one below the Geek Squad Certified level. I haven’t had the need for geek squad since I’ve only had it for a month but if you research the coverage it offers it’s definitely worth it. They don’t charge deductibles.

    Jan 22, 2021 19:39
  • Review by Kenya, 10 out of 10
    All around amazing

    The only laptop I have ever owned was a chromebook, so I was pretty skeptical about ordering one online without knowing what it’s like in person. I am absolutely happy that I chose this laptop. To have all these features for such a low price (compared to other brands) is what sold it for me and I don’t regret it at all.

    Oct 09, 2020 15:55
  • Review by Alfa7, 10 out of 10
    Very good for personal use

    Its light, not heavy

    The bright of the keyboard is cool

    The fact that the the screen its touch is useful for me.

    The size is perfect for me.

    I can use it as tablet because its convertible, the screen can turn all the way around.

    Sep 25, 2020 17:23
  • Review by Myrissa, 10 out of 10
    BUY IT!!

    I LOVE this laptop!! Super quick, so many different features. Touch screen is so convenient, screen is wide and beautiful. Light up keyboard is awesome. I absolutely love this computer. Well worth the money!!!

    Jan 29, 2021 15:37
  • Review by Harley666, 10 out of 10
    Truck yeah I'd buy it again

    This is an awesome laptop, fully made of metal very fast after a few minor adjustments to the settings. Very durable a bit heavy but again it's all metal

    Jan 22, 2021 16:32
  • Review by Ally, 10 out of 10
    HP Pavilion 360 Open Box Excellent

    Great open box deal, saved me over $150! If you’re sceptical about buying open box items like I was, have no fear buying them with Best Buy. This literally was like buying a brand new product (open box excellent)

    Sep 03, 2021 17:36
  • Review by Lamb4lyfe, 10 out of 10
    Great Computer

    Love my new laptop. Especially like how it folds and turns into a tablet as well. Haven’t really used it much since I got it for when I start school in the Fall

    Jun 11, 2021 15:41
  • Review by SideBuster14, 10 out of 10
    WAY OVERPRICED..

    WOULDN'T Pay More Than $500.00 If I Had To Buy This Exact Model Again. For $750.00 It Should At Least Have A Numerical Keypad Independent From The Function Keys Like On This ASUS ROG Gaming Computer Included in The Attached Photo. Now on The Otherhand, This ASUS GAMING Laptop Is Worth Every Penny BEST BUY CHARGES..

    Oct 16, 2020 16:05
  • 9.0score
    Lenovo - Yoga 7i 2-in-1 14" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Evo Platform Core i5 - 12GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Dark Moss
    Description

    The Lenovo™ Yoga™ 7i 14" combines versatile portability and enhanced productivity, thanks to the boundary-breaking performance and responsiveness of 11th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processors and vibrant FHD clarity with Intel® Iris® X graphics. Go anywhere with a sleek 2-in-1 metal chassis featuring thoughtful details including a webcam privacy shutter.

    18 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 14" Full HD 10-point multitouch screen for hands-on control: The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 11. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 mobile processor: Ultra-low-voltage platform. Quad-core, eight-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go.
  • 12GB system memory for full-power multitasking: Plenty of high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid state drive (SSD): The flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • 360° flip-and-fold design: Offers four versatile modes — laptop, tablet, tent and stand. Lenovo Transition automatically switches specific applications to full screen when changing from PC to tablet, tent or stand position.
  • Intel® Iris Xe Graphics: Impressive performance for creating, gaming, and entertainment. A new level of graphics performance and crisp, stunning visuals – with the convenience of a thin & light laptop.
  • Weighs 3.08 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • Aluminum chassis: Offers a sleek look.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in HD webcam with TrueBlock Privacy Shutter: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications. Slide the TrueBlock Privacy Shutter closed for peace of mind when you’re not using your webcam.
  • Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations: Touchpad with scroll and multitouch capability.
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • Basic software package included: 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • Alexa Built-In*: With Alexa on your PC, you can voice control your day at home and on the go. Just ask, and Alexa can add an appointment to your calendar, turn on the lights, set a reminder, or play today's hits. *Requires Activation
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by cashmere, 10 out of 10
    Yoga

    I like it. Im a light to moderate user. Use to apple. Good to know that there’s something else out there that fits my needs for under my budget with more storage. I enjoy the touch feature and back-lit keyboard. Will update my review after more use.

    Apr 04, 2021 14:27
  • Review by Efrance1a, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop

    I love my Lenovo touch screen Laptop! The backlit keyboard is wonderful and the size is great for my needs. My only complaint is the sharp edge on the front of the laptop. It makes my hands very sore so I bought a lap desktop with a soft cushion for my wrists.

    Apr 05, 2021 18:52
  • Review by Ryan, 2 out of 10
    Hinge broke in a month/ warranty does NOT cover it

    Garbage, garbage, garbage, Hinge broke in less than a month when I opened it and Lenovo did NOT fix it. They told me that warranty does NOT cover the broken hinge.

    This laptop probably wasn't opened and closed more than 20 times as it was always connected to the monitors via Lenovo hub. I couldn't believe when the hinge snapped when I just simply opened it.

    I did some research online and found million complaints about this issue. Apparently Lenovo has systemic issue with their laptop hinges breaking due to a bad design.

    I would not recommend their product, get a different brand

    Oct 06, 2021 14:19
  • Review by Ruru, 10 out of 10
    Best laptop

    One of the best laptops I’ve ever had, screen size is just perfect, and I like all the features that included in it.

    Aug 22, 2021 10:35
  • Review by Laptop, 10 out of 10
    College Laptop

    First laptop for my college student. She loves it! Loves the features, programs,& the fact that it's so light

    Jun 25, 2021 23:00
  • Review by yoga, 10 out of 10
    Laptop

    satisfied!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Aug 07, 2021 13:11
  • Review by King, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo - Yoga 7i 2-in-1 14" Touch Screen Laptop -

    So far as I have been using it, its good. Everything works fine. I like it. Came with all its accessories and was working as expected. Since bought haven had any issues with it. It has a smooth working experience.

    Jan 01, 2021 18:24
  • Review by Mensa, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo Yoga laptop

    The laptop is sleek and stylish. Very fast operating system with distinctive features. Very light to handle

    Feb 26, 2021 21:42
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - Galaxy Book Pro 360 13.3" AMOLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Evo Platform Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Mystic Navy
    Description

    Why can’t laptops be more like phones? They can when you turn your work-life balance completely around with Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360. It’s a premium PC that quickly converts to a top-of-the-line tablet and is Intel® Evo™ platform certified. Precisely draw out plans and write down notes with our S Pen and Samsung Notes — both redesigned for the best experience possible. Then instantly flip to having fun, and get lost in your favorite movie and more, all with 120% color volume on an advanced AMOLED screen and the surround-sound technology of Dolby Atmos audio. Top it out with the power of the latest Intel® 11th Gen Core™ processor, up to 16GB of RAM and an entire TB of storage — all running on the fast and familiar Windows 11 OS — and you get all the space and speed you need. Plus, with Wi-Fi that’s up to 3x faster, you’ll discover a new era of mobile computing. It’s not a laptop. It’s a Galaxy Book.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • AMOLED Screen: Make everything look unbelievably brilliant with the first 13.3" Super AMOLED touch screen in a Galaxy Book. Lose yourself with vibrant cinematic-like viewing.
  • Sleek & Convertible Design: Turn heads with a stylish, 2-in-1 device that’s as powerful as a PC and thin as a smartphone. Designed to switch to a PC or a tablet, plus sleek, ultrathin and available in two colors, Galaxy Book Pro 360 is made to make you look good.
  • Powerful Performance: Smoothly do whatever you need to do — from streaming with minimal lag time, to split-second responsive gaming, to major multitasking and more — all with the latest 11th Gen Core processor that’s Intel® Evo™ certified,
  • S Pen: Turn your screen into a canvas with an improved S Pen³ that’s made bigger, so it feels more comfortable in your hand. Use an all-new Samsung Notes to draw on PDFs, transform handwriting into documents and more. It’s built to give you the best writing and drawing experience.
  • Long-Lasting Battery: Be productive and play throughout the entire day with up to 21 hours on a fully charged battery.⁴,⁵ Schedule even heavier? Our smallest and lightest charger won’t weigh you down and works with all your Galaxy devices⁶, so you get restored super fast.⁷
  • Galaxy Continuity: Pair your devices and easily jump from your work life to your personal life on your Galaxy Book Pro 360. Set it up as a second screen for twice the productivity or use it for beautiful notetaking with our improved S Pen.⁸ Instantly share files with Quick Share.
  • WFH Ready: Make WFH work for you with tools that help you look, sound and do your best. Attend a lastminute morning meeting and still make a good impression with our camera beauty filter. Hide the rest of the family’s ruckus with background noise removal and more.
  • Connectivity: Backed by next-gen Wi-Fi 6E, Galaxy Book Pro 360 gives you speeds up to 3x faster than normal.
  • Windows 10 OS: Do more on a familiar operating system, now updated to make your life even easier. Get the programs and tools you love, plus some that are completely new since Galaxy Book Pro 360 is equipped with Windows 10 Home OS.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by WillF, 10 out of 10
    Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 13"

    Bought an Open Box, saved a couple of hundred dollars in doing so and the computer is awesome! I'm already in the Samsung Ecosystem and love it! I bought the computer for home use and to edit photos using Adobe Lightroom, this computer handles everything I throw at it and then some, aslo does it quickly. I highly recommended the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360! I will add though that the battery life will be cut in half if using applications like Lightroom, Photoshop and Premier.

    Nov 16, 2021 09:47
  • Review by Maxmihal, 10 out of 10
    The metamorphosis of Samsung: Trash2Treasure

    As a kid of the 80s and 90s Samsung was a brand we made fun of. Awful. So buying a laptop was a big about-face. I had help from buying a Galaxy Note a few months ago and being crazy impressed with everything about it. So I thought the laptop might impress too. That's an understatement. I returned a loaded Lenovo Yoga 6 AMD Ryzen 5 in Denim, (the 16GB Ram model) for this and wow. Build quality is on a different level. As good as my Spectre 13 Oled if not better. The display puts the Yoga to shame as well as the keyboard. Worth every penny, this Samsung, especially at 500 off.

    Nov 21, 2021 11:54
  • Review by MEP50, 8 out of 10
    samsung 2 in 1 laptop.

    its fast, the keys feel great, the lack of a regular usb to hook up a real 10key and a mouse is a big problem for me, it was 1500 out the door october 2021, november and its at the geek store because the biometrics wont work and it doesnt take the password to open it up. The touch screen is great, so different and inovative.

    Nov 06, 2021 13:20
  • Review by TheRicker, 10 out of 10
    Nailed it!

    I too purchased this open box and am extremely, extremely happy.

    Totally would have bought this new but it worked out that there was an open box. What I like about this laptop is that it is rare. You can open it with one hand and the fingerprint reader jump to OS time is instantaneous now with Win 11. This is super thin, a superb laptop at this price point compared to the HP Spectre which I also considered but is $2800 however with a 4k screen. This screen is 1920x1080 and for a 13.5" display it is perfect at this res. It could use a magnetic charging connection and the S-Pen would be better suited to fit in the unit itself bit this is such a crispy clean display and form open and closed that I can overlook that.

    You will not get 21hrs battery life as those tests were with the Wi-Fi off, backlit keyboard off, no network connection straight video playback and screen at max nothing lese running. You will get 8 though which is way better than my Dell Inspirion I just bought and upgraded 1.5 years ago. Huge difference with this Samsung 13" is that I can put it on my lap and not roast my kibbles. I could not do that with any...any other laptop but I think we will see more of this with these newer processors being more efficient and kicking out less heat.

    The fan is super quiet. It did get really hot though updating to Win 11 and getting all the updates but the install time was so fast with the SSD. The SSD btw is top of the low tier so its good but not perfect. I think the screen brightness is great too.

    I added a 512GB micro SD to the side and I now have 1TB storage. Awesome. 65w charging means its going to charge in about 1hr from about 2% battery. Super happy, no longer using the Dell and for a company that doesn't really do laptops, they nailed this one.

    Nov 18, 2021 09:03
  • Review by HappyAsAClamShell, 10 out of 10
    Love this laptop

    I have used dozens of laptops, the Galaxy Pro Book 360 is right up there with the best. Great processing, fantastic graphics. (would have loved 4k, but at this price point I can live with this). It is so light, I really don't even feel it on my lap, even after hours of work.

    Battery life could be better, but other than that no complaints at all. S Pen use is seemless, similar to Galaxy Tab S7+, as close to pencil to paper as I can imagine without it being the real thing.

    I could not be happier with the purchase.

    Sep 30, 2021 10:20
  • Review by AmyPearl, 10 out of 10
    Love this little laptop!

    This laptop is super light-weight and powerful. I use it for work and home. The screen is quite vivid and the keyboard is comfortable. The only thing I wish it had is a USB port in addition to the USB-C, as I still use flashdrives. It was very easy to set up and I'm not super techy. And the blue color is pretty!

    Nov 21, 2021 13:55
  • Review by Typic, 10 out of 10
    Worth the price

    Sleek- fast- lightweight. Touch screen is highly reactive and fast connections make it great for school

    Nov 17, 2021 17:00
  • Review by Eric007, 10 out of 10
    Great Laptop!

    I decided to try the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 13 after using Lenovo Yoga models the last 10 years. It is pretty sweet. Super light weight and feels good. Nothing to complain about.

    Nov 13, 2021 20:22
  • 9.0score
    32
    Geo
    Geo - GeoBook 240 14.1-inch FHD Laptop - Intel Pentium Silver Quad Core Processor - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Black
    Description

    GeoBook 240 is a laptop that balances portability and productivity perfectly in a 14-inch form factor, combining a lightweight frame with intuitive design features and a crisp, clear Full-HD screen. Ideal for work or study, with Windows 10 (S mode) pre-loaded and ready to go. Powered by an Intel Pentium Quad-Core processor with 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD, GeoBook 240 will breeze through your daily challenges and includes an M.2 SATA bay in case you want to expand storage further in future. AC Wi-Fi, a 2MP webcam, dual microphones and 2 integrated speakers ensure you have the tools you need to communicate with friends, family or co-workers easily and efficiently.

    5 Features
  • Intel® Pentium® Silver Quad-Core processor: Enjoy more on your computer with an Intel® Pentium® Silver processor which delivers high-efficiency performance at a great value. Great experience for the things you do most, from online browsing and emailing to entertainment.
  • Memory: 8GB system memory for advanced multitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Storage: 128GB solid state drive (SSD)While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 5 - 802.11 ac): Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N. Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
  • Dimensions: Weighs 3.11 lbs. and measures 0.8" thinUltraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 2-cell lithium-polymer battery.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NYLuddite, 10 out of 10
    Affordable Laptop with FHD, 8GB RAM, and 2MP Cam

    I was looking for an affordable Windows laptop under $400 for my mom to use for her occasional real estate work, and after a very careful research, I decided on GeoBook 240.

    As my mother is older, I wanted her to have a larger screen. This 14-inch screen was large enough, yet still easy enough to carry around unlike the 15-inch models that weigh 5 pounds or more, which acts more as a desktop replacement vs a portable laptop. The cherry on top was that GeoBook 240 is Full HD, which made graphics appear clearer and brighter than non-FHD models.

    The second factor that stood out was the fact that this has an 8GB RAM vs 4GB RAM, which is a rarity for devices in my budget range.

    Lastly, in the age of Zoom meetings and webinars, a web cam is a necessity. GeoBook 240 came with a 2MP webcam with 1080p vs others that were more expensive with webcam resolution of 720p.

    At $399.99, the specs of GeoBook 240 is unbeatable. Also, when I was helping my mother set up the computer, I noticed that the device had a premium feel to it, which was easier to grip, and the keyboard was nicer than I expected.

    If you are looking for a laptop to do more than emails and browsing the internet without breaking the bank, this is your best bet.

    Aug 08, 2021 17:01
  • Review by Mandyt, 10 out of 10
    Great value and buy!

    Bought this snappy, fast computer and love it, especially for the price point. The keypad is responsive and works as expected. Computer has excellent audio. The display is vibrant, and has great full HD resolution. It’s great gaming for mid-tier games. Light and portable to take with my back and forth to work, and on trips. I’m super happy with this purchase.

    Aug 02, 2021 14:24
  • Review by techguy, 8 out of 10
    Good computer overall

    This computer is a great value for the price. For the money you can't get a better computer with the specs this machine has. The computer comes with Windows S mode and you can turn it off easily. It also can be upgraded to Windows 11 which is quick and easy to do.

    The screen is clear and crisp. It is full HD which is unusual at this price point. The SSD is quick and the 8 gb of RAM is great. Overall I recommend this computer if you get a great sale price. It does not disappoint

    Nov 05, 2021 14:23
  • Review by JLeesa, 10 out of 10
    Excellent value and boots fast

    I loved the price point of this laptop and think it is a awesome value for what you get. My father wanted a laptop that he could watch netflix or hulu on whilst in bed and this does the job perfectly. It boots really fast and is simple to use.

    Oct 22, 2021 19:30
  • Review by BestBuyer1409, 6 out of 10
    Geo book 240 8GB HONEST Review

    Alright so after a few days with the laptop this is my review on it. I’ll go ahead and give you guys the positives first. To begin with, it’s a decent laptop for the price. Build quality is decent overall but I’m not sure I’d recommend it. To begin with, The GEOBOOK 240 has a nice finish on the outside of the laptop and the keyboard is not too bad either. It feels good in the hand and when carrying. The laptop is decent at doing things like watching videos and surfing the web but it can feel a little slow even though it has 8gb of ram. I have not tried running any games on it yet but I really doubt it can run games smoothly since the processor is an INTEL N5030. The laptop gets about 6 hours of battery life on a full charge and takes quite a while to charge (2 hours from 15%.) The Screen is HD and looks pretty clear. The touchpad feels good but it is a little clicky and it feels kind of cheap. One thing that I did notice was that there was Backlight leakage on the laptop I received. I’m not sure if this is a problem with ALL Geo Laptops or just this one. For those who don’t know what backlight leakage is it’s basically what happens when the manufacture doesn’t seal the screen right and light bleeds in through the unsealed spots causing bright spots on the screen . The bright spots are mostly visible on the bottom corners of the screen when I power on the laptop but you can also see them when using apps with dark backgrounds (Netflix for example.) Also when I received the laptop I noticed that the charger wasn’t really packaged correctly. It was out of its plastic package baggy and it looked like they just threw it in the box so I’m not really sure what that was about. Overall, I can honestly give the GEOBOOK 240 a 3 star rating so I’m not sure I’d recommend it. If you need something inexpensive for work or school then this might work for you. If you’re looking for something that can run current games or render videos then this is definitely not it. This laptop is on the cheaper side so it really isn’t a performance laptop. It can definitely handle LIGHT tasks though so it can definitely be a starter laptop for somebody who isn’t really tech savvy.

    Nov 09, 2021 02:56
  • Review by Haypac, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Totally in love! So far I haven't found 1 thing that I dont like about this laptop!!

    Oct 05, 2021 21:37
  • Review by Ms2021, 8 out of 10
    Mylaptop

    It’s a pretty good laptop the fan is pretty loud

    But other then the fan noise it’s nice

    Aug 13, 2021 15:10
  • Review by Lisa, 10 out of 10
    Geo Computer

    We got this as a Christmas present for my son. We did open it and checked it out. We are very pleased with our purchase. I also was grateful that the larger Ram was suggested and now hopefully this computer will last him until at least high school.

    Sep 28, 2021 09:48
  • 9.0score
    ASUS - ROG Zephyrus 14" Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 - 1TB SSD - Moonlight White
    Description

    ASUS ROG Zephyrus Ultraportable Gaming Laptop. Enjoy everyday gaming with this ROG notebook PC. The AMD Ryzen 9 processor and 16GB of RAM let you run graphics-heavy games smoothly, while the potent NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics produce high-quality visuals on the fast 14-inch 144hz FHD display. This ASUS notebook PC has 1TD SSD that shortens load times and offers ample storage.

    17 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 14" FHD display with 144Hz refresh rate: The 1920 x 1080 resolution with 100% sRGB boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB Solid State Drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics: Backed by 6GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Virtual Reality Ready: This computer has the required specs to run Virtual Reality hardware and software and is compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality Ultra.
  • Four speakers powered by Dolby Atmos technology: Lush Dolby Atmos audio from six speakers with force cancelling woofers put you in the center of the action.
  • Weighs 3.64 lbs. and measures 0.70" thin: Thin and light for maximum portability, featuring a 14" screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Chiclet White Light Keyboard Backlight: Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack. Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
  • Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation with 3D Mic. Array: Two-Way AI Noise Cancelation clarifies upstream and downstream audio, filtering out unwanted noise to make voice communication clearer.
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by vrs99, 10 out of 10
    Zero Compromises

    The ASUS ROG Zephyrus 14” is a no-nonsense laptop for the hardcore gamer on the go. First impressions of this laptop are how sleek and civilized it looks. The gamer aesthetic is subtle, looks and feels premium. ¼” thin bezels and minimalistic branding are also a big plus.

    Big fan of its notebook form-factor as well, making it very portable.

    Key stabilization is great on all keys and keyboard feels like any membrane keyboard. All keys have dimmable white backlighting which has customizable effects in the included Armory Crate software. Magnesium chassis has no deck flex with Dolby Atmos compatible, upward firing speakers. Another thing worth mentioning is the texture of the chassis feels comfortable when I rest my palms on it and will not attract smears and smudges.

    ASUS’s “AI noise cancellation” is advertised to block out unwanted sounds from the microphone array. Was not able to get this feature to work even after an audio driver update and reinstallation of the Armory Crate software.

    Next-gen RTX 3060 and Ryzen 9 5900HS shred through even the most intensive games at high settings. Paired with a 144hz, 1080p, variable refresh rate display, this trio creates a no-compromise buttery-smooth gaming experience. Don’t forget about workstation use, the Ryzen 9’s raw computing power is great for video editing, 3d rendering, and many more creative use cases. The SK Hynix NVME drive offers blazing fast read and write performance. Loads games in a heartbeat.

    During heavy workloads, the fans are significantly quieter than other gaming laptops I have used. All this computing power comes with a cost, heat. The laptop gets uncomfortably hot on the bottom and very warm near the keyboard during intense gaming. However, cooling system keeps the temps in check, peaking at 76° on the CPU and 71° on the GPU under load.

    This laptop has a myriad of thoughtful battery-saving features so you can enjoy longer cordless gaming sessions. For starters, Nvidia Geforce Experience has “batteryboost” optimized settings for games, which lowers the graphical fidelity of the games when on battery to save power while not sacrificing FPS. ASUS Armory Crate software also has preset “on-battery” and “performance” modes which automatically switch. Finally, the refresh rate of the display is locked to 60hz while on battery to greatly increase the battery life. Gaming on battery is still extremely smooth, even with all these features at work.

    One drawback of this laptop is the absence of an integrated webcam. In this day and age where video conferencing is the norm, this redaction blemishes what is otherwise a near-perfect laptop.

    Wi-Fi 802.11AX a big plus for future proofing or anyone who has latest AX (Wi-Fi 6) router. Incredible throughput with my Asus GT-AX11000 router.

    Synthetic Benchmarks:

    • 3DMark Timespy

    - Overall Score: 6404 (Great)

    - Graphics Score: 6161

    - CPU Score: 8256

    • Unigine Superposition (1080p High)

    - Score: 8494

    - Min FPS: 52

    - Max FPS: 78

    - Avg FPS: 64

    • Blender BMW Render (CPU)

    - Time: 03:38:86

    • Blender BMW Render (GPU)

    - Time: 05:35:26

    • Crystal Disk Mark

    - Sequential 1mb read: 3598 MB/s

    - Sequential 1mb write: 2844 Mb/s

    - Random 4kb read: 927 Mb/s

    - Random 4kb write: 359 Mb/s

    Real-world Gaming Benchmarks (All benchmarks were recorded with Nvidia’s optimized settings):

    • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019

    - Min FPS: 79

    - Max FPS: 139

    - Avg FPS: 102

    • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

    - Min FPS: 80

    - Max FPS: 137

    - Avg FPS: 104

    • Escape from Tarkov (Customs Map)

    - Min FPS: 32

    - Max FPS: 85

    - Avg FPS: 47

    • Rocket League

    - Min FPS: 202

    - Max FPS: 251

    - Avg FPS: 234

    • Titanfall 2

    - Min FPS: 55

    - Max FPS: 146

    - Avg FPS: 141

    Hugely impressed with how much computing power and features can be packed into a small package. If you want to game all-out on the go, this laptop is for you.

    Mar 31, 2021 20:37
  • Review by Cole, 10 out of 10
    After Heat problem resolved / Amazing Laptop

    I researched gaming laptops for weeks and to be honest this was not my first choice. The rumors of it overheating while under heavy loads were worrisome to me. The rumors were true and I was gaming at around 85C which seemed too much for me. After finding the solution which was to turn off the automatic boost built into the laptop. Because of this, I can 100% recommend this product. This 14' laptop with extremely powerful components in it gets up to 12 hours of battery life on a full charge. Absolutely blown away.

    Aug 20, 2021 15:44
  • Review by jdfok, 8 out of 10
    Very capable little gaming notebook.

    Pros:

    - Plays all modern games I've thrown at it on Ultra

    (Doom Eternal, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Forza Horizon 4)

    - Has fantastic audio, much better than my macbook pro

    - The screen at 144hz is very nice

    - The keyboard is good and doesn't feel so chicklet-y

    - Overall build quality is great

    Cons:

    - Too few USB ports, and they poke out on the right side, so if you put a mouse on the right side it collides with wires from anything else

    - The keyboard is silver and lights up, in some lighting conditions it makes seeing what key is what very difficult.

    - This baby gets hot! I highly suggest a lap desk and a cooling pad

    - Although it has decent specs, clock speed on the gpu and cpu are clocked at lower frequencies likely for heat managment.

    Jun 26, 2021 12:53
  • Review by llaccount66, 8 out of 10
    Almost Perfect Very Portable Gaming Laptop

    I want to go into a bit more detail than I see from others on this laptop and get into the pros and cons more deeply.

    A quick summary would be that this laptop offers great performance especially for the size of the machine. Early battery tests of some light mixed usage yields results of 10-12 hours, inclusive of YouTube video playback of 1080p content. This is with the screen brightness at 50% and the screen refresh rate automatically lowered to 60hz, instead of the native 144hz. The 5900HS beats, in my testing, an Intel Core i7-10870H, and matches in testing an i9-10980HK., while the 3060 matches or beats a desktop 2060 while stock.

    Delving into gaming, I tested Shadow of the Tomb Raider at 1080p with the Highest Preset, and AA set to TAA. The game returned an average frame rate of 91 FPS. In Doom Eternal, with all settings cranked, the system gets over 130FPS on average, generally matching the 144hz refresh rate of the display.

    At full stock settings, the laptop returned an overall score of 7532, with a score of 7324 for the GPU and 8985 for the CPU. Overclocking the memory by 150Mhz and the Core by 200Mhz using Armory Crate, and with the fans manually set to 100% yielded an overall score of 7959, with the GPU scoring 7798, and the CPU scoring 9016.

    Temperatures are a bit interesting. With stock settings and running the system in Asus’ “Turbo” mode, the GPU stayed under 75°, and the CPU under 73°. Overclocked, the GPU pushed to 85° before setting the fans to 100%. Stressing both the GPU and CPU simultaneously in Turbo mode got the GPU to 77°, and the CPU to a toasty 96°. Setting the fans to 100% reduced the CPU temps to 86°, and the GPU to 71°. This was also using the same CPU and GPU stress testing.

    With an overclock, the 3060 performs relatively close to an RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, with Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmarks showing a better result of 95FPS.

    The response times of the display are a bit slower in practice vs other 144hz displays, but in games, I did not find it too noticeable. The fingerprint scanner is markedly improved over the last version of this laptop. Could just be drivers, but it definitely works faster and more accurately.

    The keyboard backlighting is better than the previous version of this laptop, with the lighting being much more uniform, but during the day it is still hard to see due to the lighting being white on silver keys. Otherwise, the keyboard feels great to type on, with deeper travel than one might expect from a laptop so thin.

    Removing the bottom panel allows the user to upgrade SSD, WIFI card, and 1 RAM module. 8GB is soldered to the motherboard.

    The speakers are great with surprising clarity and bass. Using the default performance presets, they can easily overpower the sound of the fans when gaming.

    I think this laptop is a great buy, with my only issues being the color of the backlight on the keyboard, lack of HDMI 2.1 (It has HDMI 2.0, but I think HDMI 2.1 would be more forward looking), and lack of ethernet, though the system has WIFI 6, and in my testing with a Netgear Nighthawk CAX80 Router, the system was able to achieve download speeds over 1400Mbps. The laptop does support USB-C charging, which works great, and the touchpad is fluid, and uses Microsoft’s precision drivers.

    All around, I think this laptop would be a great companion for editing, code compiling, and gaming. Some of the things I’ll be using it for. I’d definitely recommend this laptop.

    Mar 25, 2021 19:47
  • Review by Boom, 10 out of 10
    Carbon fibre of laptop

    I'm writing this review after using ASUS G14 laptop for 15 days now. I'm used this laptop for my research and computational purpose of fluid flow and I'm so impressed by this. I had a choice of purchasing Macbook pro but I feel this had better configuration and best value for money. I love its battery backup and follow its recommendation of 80% balanced charge and I get 8-9hrs of work done on a single charge including reading papers and running python scripts. Best part is it has much needed ports that helps integrate with my monitor and headset. I didn't have to buy anything additional. And, it feels so light, it feels like carbon fibre body works of car. Sp light yet so strong. Best laptop to carry around.

    One cons is it doesn't have webcam integrated but it has phone connect app, so i can use my phones camera for zoom meetings, but I already got extra webcam.

    Jul 29, 2021 19:23
  • Review by GregB, 10 out of 10
    Very solid, lightweight machine.

    Overall great laptop. If I had one nitpick spec-wise, I wish it had a slightly lower CPU in exchange for a better GPU.

    Some notes about using this after a month:

    The display may appear washed out when you first use it. This can be improved by disabling Vari-Bright within Radeon Software (see first image). It's a power-saving measure, but it definitely hinders the display quality.

    No webcam: I find this a great benefit, but many others may disagree.

    The keyboard backlight is largely unnecessary. In dim lighting, the backlight may make the keys even harder to read. (see second image)

    The bottom can be easily opened; the SSD and one stick of RAM can be upgraded (8GB are soldered onto the main board).

    Other information can be obtained through video reviews, so please look there if you have not already. Search for "Gigabyte Zephyrus G14 2021", and most videos posted after February 2021 should be about this laptop.

    Jul 19, 2021 11:56
  • Review by AYoshi, 8 out of 10
    Extremely portable full function system

    It is amazing how the power of a high end desktop gaming PC from two years ago can fit into a 14inch laptop under 4lbs.

    The Ryzen 9 5900HS cpu in this thing has enough power to be relevant for at least 3 years.

    The RTX 3060 is a good balance of speed and power efficiency, although the 6GB may require realistic graphic detail adjustments in near future games. I do not think any gpu more powerful or higher wattage would be possible in this chassis. The RTX runs through Radeon iGPU which does reduce performance in cpu bound games, but allows freesync adaptive sync to eliminate stutter and tearing. The usb-c port on left side of unit supports displayport/hdmi directly from RTX 3060 with optional adapters. I verified Gsync works through usb-c port with displayport adapter to my external monitors. I have seen a lot of complaints that the HDMI port is not connected directly to RTX but I actually feel this is a good thing because it allows longer battery life when hooking up to projectors during business presentations where the power of RTX is not always needed. For simple slides and video, the Radeon is sufficient and the RTX can be used via Optimus if presentation requires more graphical grunt.

    The cooling system is about as good as physically possible in a chassis this small without using a more expensive vapor chamber design. The liquid metal thermal interface on cpu helps minimize cpu thermal throttling issues. If running simultaneous cpu + gpu stress for prolonged periods, expect some mild throttling on either gpu or cpu as they share heatpipes. The VRMs seem to have dedicated cooling plate and pipe. Asus engineers seem to have found best balance between power and thermals.

    The touchpad is small but very smooth and responsive. The keyboard has good layout. The backlight is improved in uniformity compared to last year, but still difficult to see in medium light conditions (especially at low keyboard light brightness). I put a 2021 G14 black keyboard cover on system and I think it makes system look better in medium/bright light rooms.

    The speakers are loud and actually have some low frequency response. Probably the best speakers outside of a Macbook Pro.

    The screen on my unit had minimal light bleed and good black levels. For text and videos, I had no complaints. Unfortunately, I do notice ghosting from the relatively lower response time. It is definitely better than last year’s model, but resembles a fast VA panel more than a fast IPS. Anybody sensitive to ghosting/response time should consider something else or use external monitor when not traveling.

    The single m.2 slot and single SODIMM slot is disappointing but understandable. There is literally no space to fit additional slots due to small system. I wished all 16GB was soldered with open slot for user to add more. But I suspect more than 90% of users will find the 8GB soldered + 8GB SODIMM sufficient. At least there is option to increase RAM to 8 soldered + 32 sodimm in future even if only first 16GB will be dual channel.

    Overall is probably the most processing/graphical power in the smallest/lightest laptop available on the market (Apple ecosystem users should also seriously consider Macbook Air or Pro M1). It is easy to carry around and allows use of up to 100watt PD USB-C charger to reduce need to take 180watt brick on trips. Just remember to get external webcam or learn how to use phone camera as webcam because there is no builtin webcam on this laptop.

    Apr 19, 2021 14:58
  • Review by CobGaming, 10 out of 10
    All this powerful for under 2k!?????

    When I was shopping for a new gaming laptop to replace my MSI Appache Pro 7RGE I wanted to look for a laptop that an AMD CPU and a better GPU something like a 1080Ti or 2070 Super. I stumbled across a post about Asus announcing their new G14 and G15 laptops supporting the new Ryzen 9th gen 4000 series mobile CPUs and throwing in 3060 and 3080's in them starting at $1499. Not gonna lie I flipped out lol I was incredibly excited about the news so I waited for them to drop and it was impossible to find one in any store, microcenter was even struggling to get them in but couldn't promise anything. So I checked our best buy and I found it available online so I didn't hesitate and bought the first available modle which happily was the G14 that came with the new Ryzen 5900HS and a 3060. Best upgrade....period....you can't find a laptop this powerful for under 2k, especially for it being only a 14in screen and weights just under 4lbs. I built a Ryzen desktop which I ended up doing 5k in and this laptop keeps up. If your ready this review do not hesitate, buy this model of the G14. Spending 1500 on gaming laptop and it keeps up with a rig with 5k worth of parts?....that rarely happens. Very impressed and satisfied with this laptop.

    Apr 10, 2021 06:52
  • 9.0score
    ASUS - Vivobook 14" Laptop - Intel 10th Gen i3 - 4GB Memory - 128GB SSD - DREAMY WHITE
    Description

    ASUS Vivobook Laptop. Enjoy everyday activities with this ASUS notebook PC. The Intel Core i3 processor and 4GB of RAM let you run programs smoothly, on the 14-inch FHD display. This ASUS notebook PC has 128GB SSD that shortens load times and offers ample storage.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 14" VIPS FHD Display: The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 4GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 128GB Solid State Drive: Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • Weighs 3.09 lbs. and measures 0.75" thin: Thin and light for maximum portability, featuring a 14" screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 3-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 5 - 802.11 ac): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster
  • Chiclet Keyboard: Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing.
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack. Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Missy, 10 out of 10
    Great compact computer for great price

    I've had this computer for little over a month now and I can't complain it runs fast and is Windows 11 upgradable. It handles multi-tasking with ease. The screen is bright and vivid at least in my eyes.

    The only thing is the storage on it is not that big so if you're planning to save images,files,etc I do suggest you getting an external hard drive to go along with it.

    If you're just saving one or two things and web browsing,email,school work,etc this computer is a great fit.

    Oct 18, 2021 19:24
  • Review by Justme, 10 out of 10
    Good alternative to chrome book for high school

    If you get it on sale, this laptop is a good alternative to chromebook for high school students. I purchased on the last sale at $270. For that price, it's a good laptop -- at regular price ($370), there are better alternatives. The laptop has low end specs - Intel i3 1005g1 processor, 4gb ram, 128gb SSD and AC wifi. It weighs around 3 lbs, so it's easy to carry around. There is a front facing web cam (note BestBuy's specs are incorrect where it states no camera). It ships with Windows S but it's a free, ez, upgrade to Windows Home. There is a note that says it will get a free upgrade to Windows 11.

    While the specs are low end. they are better than most chromebooks in the $250-$300 price range. If you're using this laptop for google docs, word processing, and other basic tasks it works great. Boots up very quickly. While there is no backlight, the keyboard feels solid. The track bad is OK but not great. When I'm using google docs or Word, I get 6 hours on battery. Google docs and Word run smoothly. No issues editing 100+ page documents -- even with multiple styles, tables and references. No issues with browsing internet. Opening webpages is quick -- no noticeable lag. When watching movies I get around 3-4 hours on the battery. I didn't notice any noticeable stutters watching movies on Youtube, Disney+ or HBO Max at 1080p.

    Setup takes around 15-30 minutes. During this time, performance is sluggish. After the setup is complete, performance for basic tasks is good.

    RAM is not upgradeable - its solder and no expansion slot. So it's stuck at 4 gb RAM forever. So don't expect super fast multitasking performance -- but it's better than most chromebooks in this price range. Build quality is fairly cheap - plastic, low end screen, low quality camera and microphone. However, for the price, the screen and camera are acceptable and sound isn't bad.

    Aug 13, 2021 13:43
  • Review by Ak85, 10 out of 10
    Good

    Excellent product i love it ill recommend this to everyone

    Jun 21, 2021 17:12
  • Review by Ringsy, 8 out of 10
    Solid performer for the price.

    Easy to use and seems to be of a decent quality. Bought this as a gift for a neighbors child. At only 10 there isn’t much use for it yet. She is enjoying it though.

    Nov 17, 2021 16:38
  • Review by Yours, 8 out of 10
    ASUS is a must have laptop

    Still experiencing this item. So far, I'm impressed with the quality and performance, given that this has low-end Intel processor i3 and only came with 4GB-memory with extended expansion card-slot.

    Aug 07, 2021 19:04
  • Review by Ghizmo, 10 out of 10
    Great buy

    I bought this laptop for my wife she loves it. she's always working on it she loved the color great item

    Nov 19, 2021 19:09
  • Review by MBGisheft, 10 out of 10
    Everyday use machine

    Ordered one. And decided to get another one for the price. Solid laptop.

    Nov 29, 2021 21:35
  • Review by Holgeron, 8 out of 10
    Basic computer

    Basic computer. Excellent product for students. Accesible price.

    Oct 13, 2021 05:47
  • 9.0score
    ASUS - ROG 13.4" Touchscreen Gaming Laptop - AMD Ryzen 9 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA RTX3050 Ti V4G Graphics - 1TB SSD - OFF BLACK - OFF BLACK
    Description

    ASUS ROG Gaming Laptop. Enjoy everyday gaming with this ASUS notebook PC. The AMD Ryzen 9 processor and 16GB of RAM let you run graphics-heavy games smoothly, while the potent NVIDIA RTX3050 Ti V4G graphics produce high-quality visuals on the 13.4-inch WUXGA Touchscreen display. This ASUS notebook PC has 1TD SSD that shortens load times and offers ample storage.

    12 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 13.4" WUXGA Touchscreen display with 120Hz refresh rate: The 1920 x 1200 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth LPDDR4X RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB Solid State Drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA RTX3050 Ti V4G graphics: Backed by 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Weighs 2.98 lbs. and measures 0.62" thin: Thin and light for maximum portability, featuring a 13.4" screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • HDMI output expands your viewing options: Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Chiclet White Light Keyboard Backlight: Allows you to enjoy comfortable and accurate typing, even in dim lighting.
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack. Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Aargonaut, 8 out of 10
    Almost perfect laptop with a few shortcomings.

    If you want a 13.3" ultra-lite 2-in-1 gaming computer, this is the only way to go. Literally.

    Speed: The attached photo shows it all. I ran Passmark 3D on my Ryzen-9 3900 desktop with an old GTX-970, my newer HP Omen (9th Gen I-7, GTX 1650ti) and this PC (Ryzen 9 5900HS, RTX 3050). The desktop is the hands down winner. Surprisingly, the HP Omen came in second place, largely because the RTX 3050 sucks air. The processor speed is good, particularly for a laptop and blows away the 9th gen I-7. On the other hand, I am unaware of a faster ultra-lite or 2-in-1 on the market.

    Battery Life: All the computing power results in a not great battery life. Real world battery life appears to be around 4-1/2 hours with the RTX-3050 turned off and somewhere under 2 hours with it on. I believe if you put the Ryzen on "low" and turn down the screen brightness, you can get around 7 hours of battery life.

    Screen: It is a 2-in 1 so it has a touch screen which I view as necessary for a laptop. It has a 120Hz refresh rate (twice most screens) which is really good for gaming. The colors are colors nice and it bright enough for most situations. The screen is 16:10 which is wider than the standard 16:9.

    Hard drive: Gaming requires substantial hard drive space as modern games are large. It is also nice for storing large data files such as movies.

    Connectivity: It has only 1 standard USB port, a USB C port and an unusual port for an ASUS specialty external video card. It should have more ports and a micro-sd card reader. The lack of a card reader is a major disappointment.

    Fit and finish: It feels solid. The keyboard is nice with adequate throw and good tactile feedback.

    Conclusion: I very much like this PC. Great processor, screen, portability I give it an 8 out of 10 because the video card is not adequate and its lack of sufficient USB ports or a micro-sd slot.

    Oct 29, 2021 17:23
  • Review by BIGASN, 10 out of 10
    Truly portable 2in1 gaming laptop with RTX 3050Ti

    I absolutely love the 13” ASUS ROG Flow, but not in the way I expected. At just over ½” thick and weighing under 3lbs, it’s super compact and practical, which makes it a joy to carry around and use either as a laptop or tablet. This is significant, because I usually don’t like 2-in-1 laptops. They’re often heavy, too thick, and cumbersome, making them more of a novelty than something convenient. But here, the Flow is just slightly thicker than a tablet with a case, and the bottom screen bezel doubles as a finger grip edge, so you’re not blocking the screen as you’re holding it. It’s well thought out to be practical, which is a common theme with the ROG Flow. From its relatively large keyboard, to responsive touch screen, wide trackpad, backlit keys, and 120hz PANTONE calibrated Gorilla Glass screen, it’s a fantastic daily and media use laptop. As a gaming rig by itself, it does well for what it is, but likely needs the optional XG Mobile attachment for serious Ultra graphics gaming.

    BUILD / DESIGN

    Well built and compact, the Flow X13 is a pleasure to carry around (especially coming from a 15” laptop). I love the matte black finish and the 360° screen hinges enable it to convert into a tablet, or tent it open to stand up like a table top TV. There’s a lot of small details that I appreciate, like the subtle curve to the keyboard keys for better tactile feedback and an excellent trackpad that doesn’t seem to miss. At about 0.65” thick, it’s even practical as a tablet with a responsive touch screen that’s also stylus compatible. ASUS claims a 10 hour battery life playing video at 150 nits, but it’s maybe more like 6-7 hours in practical use. It drops to about 3-4 hours for something more intensive like gaming, but it really depends on your settings and how you’re using it. The fingerprint reader (power button) works well, but is tiny and a pain to set up. However, after it’s set I noticed all I had to do was slide my finger across the sensor and it matched me quickly. The ports are up to date with two USB-C 3.2 gen 2 ports and one USB-A 3.2 gen 2 port. Be sure to look behind the rubber PCIe cover to find the 2nd USB-C port. The body’s all plastic, but it’s rigid with a high quality feel. The Gorilla Glass screen should ensure it can take as much abuse as most smartphones. No word on how it holds up to drops, but I’m hoping to never test that either. If that happens in your first year though, ASUS is cool enough to include 1 year of accidental drop protection after registering.

    DAILY PERFORMANCE

    Powered by an 8 core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU with onboard Radeon graphics and a secondary NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti graphics card, ASUS crams a lot of power into a thin body. They keep the infrastructure speedy too, with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB NVME HD that tested at up to 2.5 GB/s on CrystalDiskMark tests. It’s remarkable that it doesn’t have cooling issues, but the thermal management works great and the fans are just about whisper quiet in every mode except Turbo. The bottom can get extremely hot in laptop mode, so beware of actually using it on your lap. This seemed to be more of an issue when gaming in Performance and Turbo mode though, so in regular day to day use, it’s likely fine. With the fan exhaust ports in the rear and right side, the cooling system works even better when the laptop is tented or in tablet mode, because the heat rises straight out of the top and even stays cool after 6 hours of streaming HD video. A dedicated Armoury Crate button quickly launches the app to make adjustments to the performance modes and screen settings. You can even save presets for specific games, which is really neat. For everyday office, streaming, web surfing, photo editing, and 4K video editing, the Asus Flow is snappy in both laptop and tablet modes. It’s an absolute pleasure to use as a main day to day laptop, but as a gaming laptop, it’s a bit of a mixed bag.

    GAMING PERFORMANCE

    As a stand alone gaming rig... it’s ok. It has the new RTX 3050 Ti GPU, which is Ray Tracing and DLSS capable, but you’ll need to find less demanding games to take advantage of it. Playing Doom Eternal on Ultra Nightmare settings, it averaged about 70-75 fps, which isn’t half bad if you know how crazy the game can be. However, playing it over HDMI on an extended monitor, the frame rate dropped to about 45-55fps, which was disappointing. Granted, this was with all of the graphic settings on Ultra Nightmare, which is a stress test for many computers, let alone a laptop. Turn it down just a notch and Doom’s super smooth on the 120hz screen. Cyberpunk2077 on the other hand…no. With low graphic settings playing on the internal screen, it struggled to even run at 60fps. However, there’s an XG Mobile peripheral, which is basically an external GPU hub powered by an RTX 3080 that should instantly turn the Flow X13 into a serious gaming rig. It plugs into a nifty PCIe 3.0 x8 port that’s proprietary to ASUS, but I hope it gets widely adopted. Even without the XG Mobile, there’s a lot of possibilities with a PCIe port, which should offer the same speeds as adding a PCIe card directly to the motherboard. Outside of the graphics, the speakers sound great with immersive depth and spatial imaging by Dolby. It’s not “surround” surround, but it creates a nice phantom 3 channel front stage. ASUS managed to include the same size keyboard that’s in my 15” Macbook Pro, ensuring that my hands won’t get cramped and helping to prevent hitting the wrong key. For the best gaming experience, be sure to switch it to Turbo performance mode in Armoury Crate for the fastest processing, and switch the graphics to high performance mode in either NVIDIA 3D settings or in the Windows Graphics Settings. The NVIDIA GeForce Experience app might do it automatically when it optimizes games to run best on your system, but you’ll have to do it manually for Xbox GamePass games. For some reason, the Flow seems to prefer to use the internal Radeon GPU over the NVIDIA, even when it’s plugged in and in Turbo performance mode. This is significant, because by default, it wanted to play DOOM Eternal with the Radeon GPU and was averaging only 40-45fps with the internal screen on Ultra Nightmare graphics. A good 30fps less than when using the NVIDIA! I would think there would be some kind of automatic switchover for high end graphics use, but I can’t tell how or when it decides to automatically switch to the Radeon or the NVIDIA GPU. Not a big deal for me, but definitely something to know if you want the best gaming experience from this laptop.

    OVERALL

    Overall, the ASUS ROG Flow X13 is a top notch 2-in-1 media laptop that’s relatively good for gaming. It can’t handle Cyberpunk2077, but DOOM Eternal on Ultra was fine, and it should be much smoother with less intensive games. When I think of a gaming laptop, I usually picture a 15” behemoth that’s “portable”, but not in a daily sense and acts more like a 2nd computer. ASUS flips the picture here with an emphasis on portability and practicality, making it great for daily use and why I like it in a different way than I anticipated. I’m using it far more than I anticipated and it’s quickly becoming my main computer. If you’re in the market for a portable laptop to do just about everything AND be a serious gaming machine with a full size graphics card, the ASUS ROG Flow X13 has the potential to be that. Add the XG Mobile peripheral and you’ll have a high powered laptop running an RTX 3080, which should handle most anything. Even if you don’t game and just want a high quality PC laptop with a better graphics card, the Flow X13 by itself should make you very happy. Highly recommended!

    PROS

    - Portable and practical

    - Well built, attractive matte black finish

    - 120hz screen refresh rate

    - Responsive trackpad and touchscreen

    - Converts into a tablet

    - 15” keyboard

    - Excellent Dolby sound

    - Dual graphics cards (Radeon and NVIDIA 3050 TI)

    - Two USB-C 3.2 gen 2 ports, one USB-A 3.2 gen 2 port

    - Calibrated PANTONE color validated HD screen

    - 16GB RAM (expandable to 32GB)

    - 1TB NVME HD (2.5 GB/s on CrystalMark test)

    - Backlit keyboard

    - 8 core Ryzen 9 5900HS processor

    - ASUS PCIe x8 port

    - Ability to add ROG XG mobile external GPU for serious gaming

    - Averages about 70 FPS playing DOOM Eternal on Ultra Nightmare

    - Very quiet fans

    - Asus pen stylus compatible

    - Gorilla Glass screen

    - Adaptive-Sync display support

    - 16:10 screen ratio

    - Free 1 year accident coverage from ASUS after registering

    - Fingerprint reader

    - Curved keys on keyboard

    - Armoury Crate makes switching performance and color easy

    - Link MyASUS works well with LG v50

    CONS

    - Screen is limited to 1080P ([email protected] screen also available)

    - Struggles to handle Cyberpunk2077 on low

    - Bottom gets very hot in Turbo and Performance laptop mode

    - Struggles to play DOOM Eternal on Ultra Nightmare on an external screen (avg 40 FPS)

    - External screen output performance better for videos and media than gaming

    - Needs ROG XG Mobile Dock to handle demanding games on Ultra graphics settings

    - Forget about Crysis

    - No ethernet port

    - Fingerprint reader (power button) is small

    - Doesn’t always automatically use the NVIDIA GPU for games

    - Doesn’t have built-in game optimization program

    Jun 10, 2021 19:19
  • Review by JerryZ, 10 out of 10
    Finally, a laptop to replace my desktop.

    Finally a laptop to replace the desktop.

    Speed, capacity and graphics.

    Boot up in seconds. Ample storage thanks to the 1tb SSD. Full 16gb RAM. AMD RYZEN multi-core 5000 chipset.

    FHD 120HZ 16:10 display. ON/OFF finger print reader. Comes with HDMI output as well as wireless display capability thanks to native windows-10.

    The touch screen functions like a tablet by folding the =keyboard over which disables the keypad for easy tablet work. I love the audio and backlit keyboard. USB, USB-C ports come in handing for charging and other accessories.

    System Checkup via MyASUS.

    Jun 13, 2021 20:48
  • Review by CrisV, 6 out of 10
    Great laptop with one weird fault

    Bought this recently on sale. It's a very compact laptop that's powerful for daily use and gaming. I enjoy using this laptop except for one fault: the lid will scratch the laptop near the vents whenever I open or close it. For a laptop that's only a few weeks old, this is disappointing and frustrating! Especially for someone like me who treasures the laptop. It almost made me return it, but I decided to keep it since I needed it for college.

    Aug 09, 2021 02:37
  • Review by Xiaoyi, 4 out of 10
    Good Laptop, Bad Quality Control

    Good laptop overall but I would not give it a perfect score as my laptop is now getting super noisy when the fan is running at high speed. The diagnosis says that my laptop might have a fan problem. OK, a fan problem after 3 months of buying. Not to mention screen problems that happen about once per week.

    Nov 12, 2021 20:45
  • Review by stevefromtheburbs, 10 out of 10
    So glad I have a chance to use this, amazing!

    I would bet there is no better gaming laptop out there. Why do I say this? It offers everything you'd want in a gaming laptop or a serious business laptop, without making it a ball and chain tied to your leg.

    It provides an amazing gaming experience, in a compact laptop size.

    It has decent battery life, high performance, a display and video graphics card that will impress even the most hard to please gamers, and has standard 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. All of this in a laptop the size of most small 13" business laptops that are popular today.

    From the keyboard, to the backlit touch pad, to the modest styling (not flashy, less likely to be robbed for it/have it stolen), to the proper sized fan for cooling, it seems this was well thought out and will separate itself from the amateurs. Did I mention the power button doubles as a fingerprint reader? Or that it is also a convertible, into a tablet? Or that the sound coming out of the speakers is beyond amazing.

    As a business laptop, time is money. And this allows you to be most productive without a spinning wheel while it loads a page or saves/opens a large AutoCAD file. You can be off working or at least have open Outlook while you are listening to a web broadcast or working on AutoCAD. I've had many times I hear from peers in the drawing business that their bosses don't appreciate the productivity thing and cheap out. This is worth every penny if productivity is respected.

    This is the first time I've used a gaming laptop and have thought it can be equally business as well as gaming because of its size and weight, plus nobody would know. That means a few things. It can be a dual duty machine. Or it can be used for business without folks thinking you are just a gamer who brought your machine to work for the day. The 16:10 ratio display, the graphics card, and the RAM/SSD on board means it can tackle just about anything you can throw at it.

    But it is also a laptop that is easy to type on, and also the trackpad is responsive without having to scroll things 3 or 4 times to get a smooth scrolling on pages.

    Jun 02, 2021 21:38
  • Review by callmeageeth, 10 out of 10
    Nearly perfect ultra portable

    I’m a traveling professional who likes to play video games. I’m a little late to the PC gaming scene, but I’ve been enjoying it after investing in a several year old Alienware desktop and several year old Acer Nitro 5. It goes without saying that gaming laptops can’t replace desktop, but man, for me, someone who travels a lot with a laptop, this ASUS simply can’t be beat for the money. I can’t comment on all gaming laptops and compare one to another, but if you are in the market, ASUS demands your attention.

    I’ve owned an older Alienware desktop, and have an Acer Nitro 5 for travel. This new Asus is now my go to. The Nitro is nice, but the NVIDIA GTX card was outdated (relatively speaking). And, it was pretty thick (not unbearably though). I haven’t tried the Razer Blade 13 inch, but I’d have to imagine the ASUS is the functional equivalent. Plus, the ASUS gives you the 360 degree hinge (which I’ll admit, isn’t a huge deal to me). The only downside is the limited number of USB ports, but it at least has a full size HDMI 2.1 port.

    IN THE BOX

    Not much. The laptop and USB charger. Some models I’ve heard come with a stylus and a sleeve, not this one. I’m okay without the stylus, but I’d like a sleeve. But no big deal.

    SPECS

    I won’t go over the specs in detail, Best Buy’s website is better for that. But know that it has two GPUs, an iGPU (AMD Ryzen integrated) for low power consumption. Obviously the RTX 3050 kicks in when you’re gaming, the iGPU integrated graphics kicks in when doing basic computing tasks. The screen is also full HD with 120 hz. While I’m a guy who always wants the highest resolution, 1080p on a 13 inch screen is more than sufficient. And the high refresh rate on the screen makes everything silky smooth, not just games.

    GAMING

    As a casual PC gamer (meaning I don’t build my own PCs, and don’t do my own upgrades) who plays a broad range of games and generally lets the computer tell me what the best graphics settings are, I found the ASUS to handle everything I could throw at it. I played Cyberpunk 2077, Far Cry 5, and NBA 2K21, with a splash of Anno 1800. I let the computer pick the default graphics settings and I was pleasantly surprised. When gaming I used a Logitech gaming mouse and an Xbox controller (for NBA 2K).

    I thought the RTX looked great, as good, or almost as good as the new generation of consoles. Of course, you’re playing on a smaller screen, but in having such a small laptop, that’s a tradeoff I’m willing to take. Not to mention the HDMI 2.1 port. I plugged in my Dell 27 inch gaming PC and I was able to run most games at QHD resolution on higher settings (with the higher refresh rate) and was, again, pleasantly surprised at the quality. I thought there would be some sacrifices and I’m sure there are when compared to a dedicated desktop PC with desktop grade graphics card but for the most part, the RTX card in the ASUS is all you need in most cases. The higher refresh rate is something you don’t know you need until you see it. It truly makes a huge difference in all games, not just competitive FPS. I really enjoyed playing Cyberpunk on this laptop and thought the game looked better than my several year old Alienware.

    GENERAL LAPTOP USE

    I dabble in video editing, mostly home movies of my kids captured on drones and GoPros. I found the ASUS to handle that well. It didn’t slow down much, if at all, when editing 4K videos. Of course, it’s not as quick as a desktop and I much prefer editing on a larger screen, nonetheless it’s more than capable of handling those types of tasks.

    In terms of normal day-to-day computing, obviously this machine can handle it without problems. From web browsing, to video chat, to creating Excel spreadsheets and Word documents, it does great. And I can say the 16:10 ratio is particularly nice in having windows side-by-side. It’s not much more screen real estate, but at 13 inches, every little bit counts.

    I found the battery life to be superb. I went nearly a week of general computer use without having to charge it. Obviously, gaming will knock the battery life down considerably.

    KEYBOARD

    You can’t really discuss a laptop without mentioning the keyboard. I type on a computer for work everyday, so the typing experience is a big deal to me. I prefer my mechanical keyboard, but you obviously don’t have the luxury of having a separate keyboard when traveling. In any event, this keyboard is pleasant to type on. It’s got plenty of travel and has a nice “clicky” sound/feeling that is satisfying to use (and not too loud to bother others. It doesn’t replace my mechanical keyboard on my desktop but it’s great for a laptop.

    QUIRKS

    I would be remiss to not mention some of the little quirks of this machine, or drawbacks. But they’re not really drawbacks per se, some are just limitations of any 13 inch thin laptop. The first is the fingerprint reader. I found it abysmal. I set it up when I started my computer but it recognizes my fingerprint maybe 10 percent of the time. I don’t even use it anymore. It’s on the power button, which I don’t mind, but it’s so unresponsive I wonder why it’s even there.

    Ports. I know this is a small gaming laptop, but there are only 3 ports. HDMI, USB-C and your standard USB-A. There is a spot for ASUS’ proprietary docking cable, which is suited for the base model of this laptop (so you can plug in the RTX card to an external graphics unit). But for this particular model it ends up taking space that could have been used for an additional USB port. Obviously there’s little utility in plugging in another laptop RTX card in the external port when one is built in. But I digress. The biggest issue with the lack of ports is that you need the USB-C to charge it. So when you’re gaming, there goes one of the USB ports.

    I need to mention that this is a 360 laptop so the screen flips all the way around. Like I said, that’s cool and I guess it’s nice to have, but I rarely use that feature. I do very much appreciate the touch screen as I generally use it when scrolling through documents/web pages. And it’s extremely responsive. Had this come with a stylus, I might have found myself doodling on it, but without that, I find it’s use as a tablet extremely limited (mostly due to limitations in Windows itself.)

    CONCLUSION

    All-in-all, this is my new favorite computer and easily replaces my 15 inch Acer Nitro. Not only because of the better GPU, but the size, build quality, and frankly all around package, is much more useful to me. From gaming, to work, this computer can handle it all. Like I said, if you are in the market for a small laptop, that travels well AND can handle most PC games on higher settings, this is one to seriously consider. Thus far I’ve found very little to not like.

    Jun 15, 2021 10:12
  • Review by SamG, 10 out of 10
    Tiny Beast

    The ROG Flow x13 has the looks and feel of an ultraportable 2-in-1, but is hiding an 8-core Ryzen processor and RTX graphics. It doesn’t have the best battery life and it can get pretty dang hot under load, but I’ve found it to be a capable compact gaming machine that could handle most modern games I threw at it at 1080p 60+fps.

    In the box you get just the laptop and power adapter. One of the cardboard pieces can be folded up into a stand though, which is neat. The power adapter is a 100W USB-C PD supply. I definitely appreciate not having to deal with a proprietary power supply and bonus for me was I was already carrying a 100W PD supply anyway so I don’t even have to add the extra bulk to my bag. The build quality laptop is solid; the metal has a soft touch quality to it while I do think it skews a little TOO plain I do appreciate the understated design, especially in a gaming machine. The hinge feels strong and the screen doesn’t wobble much at all while I’m typing or gaming on it. The keyboard also feels good to type on and is decent for gaming; the keys are spaced well and I like the feedback I get from them. The keyboard is backlit, but there’s no RGB lighting, which again is fine for somebody like me who likes a more understated look anyway. The trackpad feels like it’s on the small side, but it’s very responsive and supports all the standard Windows gestures. The port selection is decent with 2 USB-C (one part of the proprietary eGPU connection), 1 USB-A, a headset jack, and an HDMI output.

    Getting setup was pretty straightforward. There were a lot of updates to deal with in regards to Windows, Nvidia drivers, and the bundled Asus software, but once that was out of the way everything settled in pretty well. There was a tiny amount of bloat in the start menu with some games, a Spotify icon, and a couple of other things, but nothing that took more than a second to get rid of. The Armoury Crate software I found to be more useful than I expected and it’s a good app to manage your power profiles, Asus-specific laptop functions, and see some performance stats.

    Gaming was about what I expected. I knew the 3050 Ti wasn’t going to measure up to the RTX 2080 that I use on my desktop, but it ended up performing well except in the ray tracing department. Control with graphics set to high, DLSS quality (720p rendering), and all ray tracing effects put in frame rates at around 20-27 fps. Turning ray tracing to medium didn’t help much, but turning it off completely got me around 55fps; not quite 60 but acceptable to me and that’s still with everything else set to high. Battlefield V was a similar story where performance was in the 20fps range with ray tracing turned on, but jumped up to around 60 with it turned off. Running less demanding games like Halo I was able to get 90-110fps at max settings and it all looked really good on the 1900x1200 120Hz display. Forza Horizon 4 I was also able to get running at high settings at 90-110fps. Asus advertises the Flow x13 with ‘Adaptive Sync’, but I do not think it is G-Sync compatible, or at least I was not able to get it to work. The ‘Adaptive Sync’ seems to only apply to using the integrated graphics, which is a shame. With the 3050 Ti I found with all but the most demanding games I had that I could run 60+ fps at high settings and the games that are on the edge you could get them there by making a few smart adjustments. I don’t think ray tracing is a reasonable proposition for this GPU though it just seems a bit too demanding. Asus does have a special external GPU accessory that contains an RTX 3080 for higher-end gaming, but at $1500 it’s an expensive add-on that is only compatible with this specific laptop. One thing I did notice was under high loads the laptop gets quite hot near where the screen meets the base - uncomfortably so if you have it on bare skin or try to pick it up.

    Other notes:

    - The power button on the side also serves as a fingerprint reader. It works well, but it’s hard to get to it by feel and I wish there was a fingerprint reader on the keyboard deck.

    - The webcam is 720p and is okay, but not great.

    - Battery life is sort of a mixed bag, but it seems like 3-6 hours is what I am getting depending on what I’m doing and the power setting.

    - I got the back taken off to look inside and it came off pretty easy after removing 9 screws, but besides replacing the SSD and maybe the battery if necessary there doesn’t appear to be much to upgrade inside.

    Overall I think the Flow x13 is a great compact gaming laptop that could also double as a work/productivity device without sticking out too badly. Even though the eGPU is expensive, I like the idea of getting that to have a powerhouse at your desk and a thin and light on the go.

    Jun 06, 2021 20:15
  • 9.0score
    Lenovo Chromebook 3 14" Touch Laptop - Mediatek MT8183 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Arctic Grey
    Description

    Fast, flexible, and fun, the Chromebook 3-14" brings everyone’s favorite Chromebook features, running on the lightning-fast Chrome OS that boots up in seconds, updates automatically, and is protected by built-in virus protection. Powered by a MediaTek processor and up to 10 hours of battery life, it’ll seamlessly run all of your favorite apps at the same time.

    12 Features
  • Google Chrome OS: Chromebook is a computer for the way the modern world works, with thousands of apps, built-in virus protection and cloud backups. It is secure, fast, up-to-date, versatile and simple.
  • 14" Full HD touch screen for hands-on control: Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Chrome OS. The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • MediaTek MT8183 processor: Multicore processing. Based on ARM Cortex architecture, delivers the multitasking performance you need, the graphics quality you want, and the power efficiency you rely on.
  • 4GB system memory for basic multitasking: Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
  • Built-in cloud support: Easily save your files to your Google Drive account for secure access wherever you go. You can also sync with your other devices running Chrome and even work offline when needed. Fees may apply.
  • Integrated ARM-based Graphics: The integrated graphics chipset with shared video memory provides solid image quality for Internet use, movies, basic photo editing, and casual gaming.
  • Weighs 3.08 lbs. and measures 0.74" thin: Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 3-cell lithium-polymer battery.
  • Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer: Supports microSD memory card formats.
  • Wireless connectivity (WiFi 5 - 802.11 ac): Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N. Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
  • Built-in HD webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.
  • Built-in virus protection and Google products: Work, play and do right out of the box with Search, Gmail, Talk, YouTube and Hangouts, then personalize with the Chrome Web Store. Multiple layers of protection defend against viruses and malware.
  • Additional ports: Microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ethan, 10 out of 10
    Great deal for $150

    This laptop is amazing to deal for $150 I wouldn't pay full price however I mainly got this to do school work but due to this laptop having google play and a touch screen I can actually use discord and play light games. Light video editing etc. I can actually send text messages from my Chromebook and use Facebook messenger as well. My only complaint is the sound isn't amazing but I can live with that for the price. It's defiantly worth a little extra to pick this up compared to a smaller cheaper Chromebook as you can actually see what you're doing with the larger display lol. It's not the end of the world but it does have Linux for advanced users however it doesn't support x86 applications as it has an arm CPU so you cant install steam etc. Most of the time there's an android app that will do the tho job. Since there is an arm CPU it has better android support than an intel based Chromebook. The battery life is way better than any other laptop I have used due to how power efficient the CPU is. Lenovo has really changed my View on chromebooks.

    Nov 06, 2021 03:36
  • Review by 12765443jack, 10 out of 10
    Excellent chromebook AND value when on sale!

    As the title suggests, this chrome book is an excellent value when on sale. If you are paying full price ($319 USD) I would consider a different chrome book as there are better options in that price range. I bought this on sale for 189.

    This review is for mode 82KN0001US (the touch screen mode). It runs as smooth as butter for your basic internet browsing and movie/Streaming needs. It comes with the mediatek 8183 processor which is what you would want at this price range. Added bonus is the 64gb eMMC vs 32gb which pretty much all other chrome books at this price range with a touch screen have. Also note it’s a 14” screen vs 11” screens at this price point.

    Multiple browsing tabs don’t slow this machine down. It’s a matte touch screen so it does well in bright rooms and helps to avoid smudge marks. Even viewing off center (see image) isn’t bad. Sound is great when watching by yourself - would def get drowned out in a classroom like setting with everyone chatting. Touch pad is slightly flimsy and can seem a little inaccurate at times but it’s not a deal breaker. I bought this for my grade school girls to practice their iReady tests / get used to laptops / virtual homework on seesaw / and for other basic computing.

    If spread sheets are your thing; I would not rec this as the system does slow down. Even using Google docs for excel; just scrolling down the excel sheet got me frustrated due to the “lag.”

    Picture editing beyond cropping / rotating / red eye auto removal would probably be too much for this.

    Would I buy this again? Yes for the sale price. Do not buy this if you think it will replace your work desktop or work laptop where you using MS office suite regularly. It’s really a basic machine that does all the basics perfectly.

    Oct 03, 2021 14:10
  • Review by tgates, 10 out of 10
    Not a normal laptop

    Simple to use Chromebook to meet the demands I need out of a computer for school.

    Too many reviews complain this isn’t like the laptops they are used to using. For those not familiar with Chromebooks, they are not like a normal laptop, like a Windows computer or MacBook. Think of it more like an Android phone, you download apps to use on it and not programs. It uses Google Drive cloud storage. If you need a Windows laptop get one, however, if you need something that works similar to your phone and not needing to save stuff to the computer itself get a Chromebook.

    Sep 25, 2021 07:50