Top Best 50 Laptops and Notebooks: PC Laptop, Notebook in November 2021

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HP
HP - ENVY 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Natural Silver
Description

See and do it all in perfect color: The ENVY x360 15 gives you a dazzling high definition screen with accurate color and more ways to make your masterpiece with HP Quick Drop file sharing. Power to set your creativity free: The powerful Intel® Core™ processor and Iris® Xe graphics makes bringing your creative vision to life incredibly fast and Smart Sense automatically adjusts your PC's power for optimal performance. Peace of mind at your fingertips: Keep it confidential with privacy camera shutter key to turn camera off and a mute mic button for private conversations.

15 Features
  • Operating system: Windows 11 Home: 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: 15.6-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), multitouch-enabled, IPS, edge-to-edge glass, microedge, Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT: Get expansive, vibrant images and control your entertainment 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: 256 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.
  • 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: Securely log in with a touch of your finger
  • All-in-One 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.
  • Camera Shutter: Ensure your privacy with a visible shutter that turns off your PC’s camera.
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera: 88-degree, wide-angle field of view for video chats with the whole family
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 with USB4™ Type-C: The latest Thunderbolt™ solution lets you 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.
  • Backlit keyboard with integrated numeric pad: Keep going comfortably even in darker environments.
  • 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 Laptop that meets strict energy-efficiency and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by OldTom, 10 out of 10
    First class quality!

    My old laptop, also an HP Envy, was beginning to show signs of age, so I male am appointment with the Geek Squad, packed it up, and headed to the Milpitas store to find a replacement machine and get my data transferred. I had been happy with the old HP machine, but this newer version impresses me. It's lighter, faster, and has an amazing display. I use an HP docking station when I work from home, and I love the combination.

    Oct 30, 2021 17:56
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    HP - ENVY 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD + 32GB Optane - Natural Silver
    Description

    See and do it all in perfect color: Bring it to life your way. The ENVY x360 15 gives you a dazzling FHD screen with Delta E less than 2 color accuracy and more ways to make your masterpiece with HP Quick Drop file sharing. Power to set your creativity free: The powerful Intel® Core™ processor and Iris® Xe graphics makes bringing your creative vision to life incredibly fast and Smart Sense automatically adjusts your PC's power for optimal performance. Peace of mind at your fingertips: Keep it confidential with privacy camera shutter key to turn camera off and a mute mic button for private conversations.

    18 Features
  • Operating system: Windows 11 Home: 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: 15.6-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), multitouch-enabled, IPS, edge-to-edge glass, microedge: Get expansive, vibrant images and control your entertainment right from the screen.
  • Processor: 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: 16 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 x 8 GB): 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.
  • Internal storage: 512 GB Intel® PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD + 32 GB Intel® Optane™ memory: 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.
  • 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: Securely log in with a touch of your finger
  • All-in-One Keyboard: Control your privacy, security and multimedia hotkeys in one area.
  • Camera Shutter: Ensure your privacy with a visible shutter that turns off your PC’s camera.
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera: 88-degree, wide-angle field of view for video chats with the whole family
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 with USB4™ Type-C: The latest Thunderbolt™ solution lets you power your device or connect up to two 4K displays with a single cable and blazing 40Gbps signaling rate.
  • Intel® Optane™ Memory H10 with Solid State Storage: 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.
  • 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 degrees so that you can use your device in four positions. Work in laptop position, watch in reverse position, play in tent position, and go in tablet position.
  • Backlit keyboard with integrated numeric pad: Keep going comfortably even in darker environments.
  • 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. Together we can make a difference.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Newsurgeprotector, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic assistance

    Current laptop was dying so I have been researching many places for the past months for a new laptop. As a real estate agent using a laptop daily for 10 or more hours, choosing the right one is essential! I know my must-have and it would be nice items. When I found this laptop at Best Buy, it immediately exceeded all other laptops with the specs and the price was below my range. WOW was my first thought, I went to my local store, double-checked, and ordered right away. My 5-star experience didn't end there - I was told about the Geek Squad service plan benefits and added it. The laptop arrived faster than expected, the Geek Squad set it up for me, added my requested special requirements to use for my business, the service and people were fast, professional, very affordable and the service was over and above. ONE more thing, the service people told me my other laptop was covered under the plan as well, so I had them look at it - surprise - they could fix it by adding a new hard drive. Both laptops were checked out, set up and now I have a new one for business and my other is working like new as my personal laptop! Affordable, great service, wonderful assistance - very satisfied! I saved money, received more than expected, had an outstanding experience.

    Nov 05, 2021 17:45
  • Review by Mauricio, 10 out of 10
    Get it now!

    I simply love this computer! It works really fast, the battery lasts all day long and is super lightweight.

    Nov 05, 2021 17:20
  • 3
    LG
    LG - gram 2-in-1 16” WQXGA Laptop – Intel Evo Platform Core i7 – 16GB RAM – 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive - Black
    Description

    2-in-1s for Way More Hustle. Go everywhere, do anything, and elevate your whole game with LG’s largest convertible laptop. Switch from 16” laptop to 16” tablet with a flip of the 360° hinge. Its 2-in-1 versatility means more ways to carry your hustle. From designing to video editing, give your vision exactly what it needs with a powerful processor and up to 21 hours* of battery life in an ultra-slim body. (*Actual battery life will vary from specifications depending on model, setup configuration, applications used, features utilized and power management settings.)

    22 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11⁴ (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.
  • WUXGA IPS (16") IPS Touchscreen LCD with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6: The WUXGA IPS Display delivers 1920x1200 resolution for vivid color expression. The 16:10 aspect ratio allows you to see more without scrolling. And the strength of Gorilla Glass® gives the ultra-responsive touchscreen durability.
  • From Laptop To Tablet: The LG gram 2-in-1 is a do-it-all workspace that lets you create whatever you imagine, no matter where you are. Portability meets durability with its tough Gorilla Glass screen, full-size keyboard, and 360° touch display that easily transforms from laptop to tablet.
  • Ultra-Lightweight: The LG gram 2-in-1 is way lighter. You’ll barely notice its weight thanks to the full magnesium-alloy body. Ultra-slim and ultra-portable, LG gram is heavyweight power in a lightweight body.
  • LG Stylus Pen: Put pen to screen and let productivity strike. The LG Stylus Pen is engineered for a natural and fluid writing experience. And the LG gram 2-in-1 has a responsive and durable Gorilla Glass® touchscreen display to fit your daily hustle.
  • Nebo App: With the Nebo® App, you can easily take notes with your LG Stylus Pen, whether you're writing or drawing, and convert everything you see into text. Nebo® even preserves the layout, colors and styles, as well as diagrams and editable equations.
  • Intel Evo Platform: The Intel Evo Platform powered by 11th Gen Intel® Core i7 CPU with Iris Xe graphics provides up to 1.2X CPU performance and up to 1.8X graphics performance. It delivers high-resolution content creation and editing to meet your most intensive demands.
  • 1TB PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD: Dependable storage accessible in a flash. With 1TB in a solid state drive, you'll have easy access to your large files.
  • 16GB of LPDDR4 RAM: LG gram 2-in-1 delivers on your hustle. 16GB DDR4 and 4266MHz speeds mean a high level of performance. Perfect for working, gaming and multitasking.
  • 72 Wh Battery: Leave that charging cord behind. Because with LG gram 2-in-1, you can carry your hustle all day long with up to 24.5 hours² of power. Our high-capacity battery delivers the exceptional and reliable performance you need.
  • All-New Design Features: The LG gram 2-in-1 is made to elevate how you work, with a 4-way slim bezel and hidden hinge for an immersive view. And with a flat keyboard, a bigger touchpad and expanded keypads for maximum comfort, the LG gram 2-in-1 is the ultimate in productivity.
  • Thunderbolt 4: Thunderbolt™ 4 lets you enjoy dual 4K and single 8K display connection to only one Thunderbolt port with stability, scalability and security. Plus, 14T90P boosts productivity with transfer speeds of up to 40 Gbps, next-gen interface support, and USB4 compatibility.
  • Wi-Fi 6: With Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, LG gram 2-in-1 allows for blazing speeds up to 2.4 Gbps. It’s ultra-smooth streaming from the next generation of Wi-Fi tech. Wi-Fi 6 is designed to improve speed, increase efficiency and reduce congestion when bandwidth usage is high.
  • Fingerprint Reader: Who has time to wait? Just touch the power button to instantly turn on your LG gram 2-in-1 and log in. The built-in reader scans your finger, so you don't have to go through multiple steps or worry about forgetting your password.
  • A Better Typing Experience: Big, flat keypads mean faster typing and a more comfortable experience. A wider 16:10 touchpad gives you more control — even if you don’t use a mouse. All this without compromising the LG gram 2-in-1’s compact design.
  • Backlit Keyboard: Light up your productivity. Whether it's a late-night work session, nighttime flight or bedtime emails, see every part of your keypad clear as day.
  • Upgraded Thermals: When your hustle heats up, the LG gram 2-in-1 doesn't. With the upgraded thermal solution of Mega Cooling, LG gram 2-in-1 is built with a larger, yet thinner, fan that provides more consistent, stronger cooling.
  • MIL-STD-810: LG gram delivers in even the toughest conditions. This laptop passes seven tests for military-grade durability,³ including shock, dust, high or low temperature and more. And the frame is crafted with a full-metal body of durable, magnesium alloy — we're talking tough.
  • DTS:X Ultra: The LG gram 2-in-1 with 2W speakers and MAX 5W Smart Amp for realistic audio and sound effects. Plus, DTS:X Ultra provides more immersive 3D Audio Rendering with or without headphones. It’s richer sound with less distortion — a true audio game-changer.
  • Virtoo Device Pairing: With Virtoo by LG, you can mirror* your Android screen directly on your laptop. Reply to text messages, answer calls and run your favorite Android apps wirelessly. * Mirroring function only avaiilable on Compatabile Andriod devices.
  • Built-In Intelligence: The convenience of Alexa on your LG gram 2-in-1. Just say what you want to do. You can set reminders, timers and alarms, keep track of your calendar and appointments with Alexa, and even control your music and entertainment with your voice.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by KansasMeddlingMom, 10 out of 10
    Sleek, Soundless, and Sound

    The LG - gram, 2-in-1 16” WQXGA Laptop with Intel Evo Platform Core i7 with 16GB RAM and 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive in black is sleek, sexy, soundless, and sound. What do I mean by that. Well, right from the start your eyes encounter a very well-packaged unit that would not only be great for you, but would also make a great gift for any lucky person on your list.

    LG tried to make this higher end laptop computer appeal to the senses- it comes in a stylish, sleek, black classy box with a cardboard thickness that can keep the contents inside safe. The outside finish is a matte black and even though this is a 16" size screen, the depth at it largest is still less that 1 inch. Why do I keep talking about this- it is because for the size this is a very lightweight, easily portable unit that can literally be carried around with one arm or put in a large purse or small tote.

    Second point, the solid state drive in this unit is quiet as a mouse and I really mean that. In other solid state units of the past on laptops that I have used, the motor would rev itself up every so often, including when it would boot itself up. This LG Gram is so quiet and I do not feel any heat coming out of it either. I will say that on the underside there is a warning stamped on that says to keep it on a flat and firm surface so that the unit can vent its heat through the perforated holes on a constant basis to prevent heat build up that would cause unit damage.

    Third, I am a CPA by trade and therefore, I am very proficient on a 10-key adding machine. LG Gram designers had the presence of mind to use some of the real estate adjacent to the normal keyboard where many other laptop designs do not- I am so thrilled that they thought to include the separate 10-key.

    Fourth, I found the initial set up and WiFi connect seamless and since I am not an IT person, just self taught and in a rural area where there is not a lot of help, I am always anxious when setting up a new electrical something that requires set up, period. Fifth, this is truly a 2 in 1 that almost immediately rotates the screen, all 360 degrees, as a matter of fact, Sixth, LG is including the stylus pen, that oh by the way is also a mouse with a left and right button on the pen. They even include a single AAAA battery, replacement pen tip, a Tweezer to assist with changing the tip, and a very detailed instruction manual, in numerous languages with helpful graphic pictures and verbiage that any newbie can understand. I found the stylus helpful and had lots of fun with it. So often these days you have to go on the manufacturer's website to download all the instructions and that costs the user lots more time. In fact, that reminds me that LG Control center, Finger Print Guide in PDF, and Virtuo by LG Guide in PDF come loaded, as well as, Microsoft Edge.These have been my impressions, but I also went to Best Buy's website where this laptop is listed and LG rates itself based on the unit's 16 GB of Ram and 1 TB of solid state storage and what the best uses for this machine.

    Nov 07, 2021 13:46
  • Review by daytonadan, 10 out of 10
    As good as it gets in laptop land

    Say hello to the grand prix racer of the laptop world.

    This LG Gram is super sleek, super light, super powerful and well, pretty darn expensive too. But, hey, entering the world of high-performance PC computing does not come cheap.

    And high performance is the name of the game with this 2 in 1 LG Gram convertible , which not only knocks it out of the park when it comes to laptop computing chores, the keyboard flips out of the way so it becomes a huge, fast tablet computer too. Great for streaming video.

    Consider the specs here: A top-of-the-line 11th generation Intel i7 CPU, a super-fast 1 terabyte NVMe SSD, 16 gigs of power-sipping LPDDR4 RAM, support for state-of-the-art WiFi 6 networks and Intel's newest EVO Iris X graphics. Add in an amazingly bright and super-sharp 16-inch touch screen, a highly-egonomic backlit keyboard, and a battery rated to run an astonishing 21 hours on a single charge and you have the makings of something pretty amazing.

    Did I mention it weighs just over 3 pounds? That makes it light enough to take just about anywhere.

    I have been using and writing about personal computers since the 1980s and I have to admit, this is one of the most impressive laptops I have ever seen.

    But oddly, it is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Unlike the aforementioned Grand Prix race cars, there are no flashy paint jobs here or fancy design cues that make it obvious this is one of the fastest laptops around. At first glance, it is dull as it gets. Just a big thin slab of flat black plastic and magnesium alloy, featureless from top to bottom. Inside and out. Even the Gram logo on the lid is understated (and probably a bit baffling to many observers since the logo is not exactly famous in the computer world) .

    Clearly, the priority at LG was about what's going on inside.

    You see that right away when you boot up for the first time. Windows' Cortana now talks you through the setup process. The only keyboard input required is for the name and password for the WiFi network and your email address and password. You get a few options along the way, like whether to set up the fingerprint reader to sign on, begin trials of Office and the like. All pretty painless.

    One welcome feature was an option to immediately upgrade to Windows 11, which I have been using for some time and now prefer over Windows 10. The LG Gram still boots to Windows 10 but downloads Windows 11 in background and installs it when it is ready. That process only takes a few minutes, a far cry from the OS updates of the past.

    Once that's all done, you are ready to go. Prepare to be impressed. It begins with the 16-inch screen, which is the brighest, sharpest most colorful screen I have ever seen on laptop. It was dazzling to the point I had to crank down the brightness a bit. It's not quite 4K but does support HDR on streaming video for the best contrast. If that were not enough, LG also includes a stylus pen, which you can use without fear since the screen is made of extra tough Gorilla Glass.

    The LG Gram also supports DTS X if you are using headphones capable of that or are using bluetooth to dump the sound to a system that supports it. If not, the side firing stereo speakers are quite good for a laptop.

    As you might expect, overall speed is very good. Thanks to lots of memory, the NVMe SSD, the i7 processor and full WiFi 6 compliance, the LG Gram races along at a pretty good clip no matter what it is doing.

    LG thoughfully includes a LG Control Center app that allows you to fine tune most aspects of the laptop, some of which may not be immediately obvious. Like an instant on option when you flip up the scree and a switch to prevent the battery from charging above 80 percent to extend its life (both of which are disabled by default) Be sure and check it out.

    Oh and did I mention this laptop can also function as an Alexa device? But only at your option. It is part of the setup process.

    One of my few beefs concerns the keyboard. While I applaud the excellent touch and feel of the keys and the very visible white on black color scheme, backlit or not, I wasn't wild to see a number pad included on the full-sized keyboard. I never use that and would have preferred some dedicated keys to control sound and video. Sadly, LG opted for a comonly used but cumberson function/F-key combinations to control sound and nothing for rewiding or fast forwarding video.

    There are a few other caveats worth mentioning, notably a dearth of ports on this laptop. No HDMI. No display port. No ethernet. And just a single full size USB A port, which is partially covered by a fold down door because the laptop is so thin it barely fits into the frame.

    Beyond that, there are two smaller USB C ports, one of which is used for recharging the laptop (no pin type connectors here). The other one is actually a Thunderbolt 3 port, which can move data twice as fast as USB C, for video editing and the like. But it but can double as a regular old USB C port if needed.

    The lack of ethernet seems to be due to the very slim profile of this laptop. The bottom half, where all the ports reside, is simply too thin to accommdate an ethernet port. But if you really need one, LG sells an adaptor that plugs into one of the USB C ports. Sacrifices must be made to keep a laptop this big, this light.

    Still, LG did find room for a headphone jack and a micro SD (not full size SD) slot.

    In the end, it would be hard to imagine anyone would not be happy owning this laptop. If you have got the money, this is a great choice for almost anyone.

    Oct 24, 2021 08:43
  • Review by BogleheadsGuide, 10 out of 10
    Heavyweight features in a lightweight 2-in-one

    LG - gram 2-in-1 16” WQXGA Laptop – Intel Evo Platform Core i7 – 16GB RAM

    It appears that LG read my mind and provided me with a lightweight laptop that checks all the boxes on my wish list:

    • It’s powered by an 11th generation i7 Intel CPU.

    • It has16G of memory.

    • It includes a 1TB Solid State Drive (SSD).

    • It has a 16” Gorilla Glass Touch Display with a Stylus Pen.

    • Thanks to the full magnesium-alloy body, it’s ultra-slim and ultra-lightweight (2.6 pounds) which makes it a perfect travel companion.

    • Thanks to its 80wh battery, it has long battery life (up to 22 hours, depending on your settings and use), which means you may not need to carry your charger with you when you leave home for your workday.

    • It comes with built-in Alexa.

    • Windows 10 Home is installed, and the Windows 11 update is offered at no cost.

    • It has a built-in camera for those ever-more-frequent virtual meetings.

    • Connection ports include two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support, a USB-A 3.2 port, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack. While there’s no built-in HDMI port, it does come with an HDMI adapter, in case you want to connect it to an external monitor.

    • The keyboard is backlit and includes a numeric keypad and a large touchpad. (More about that later.)

    • And finally, there’s a fingerprint reader that's integrated with the power button that reads your fingerprint and logs you into the system automatically. That’s a nice feature that lets you get to work a little bit faster without having to go through the conventional log on routine.

    Another nice feature is the additional open internal slot that allows you to add a second SSD when needed. This can eliminate the need for storing files on an external hard disk. And, by adding a second internal SSD, you’d always have your data with you, so you won’t have to remember to bring your external drive along with you when you hit the road. This second internal SSD would also eliminate the possibility of losing your external SSD while you’re on the road.

    One of the important features I mentioned (the extreme light weight) may cause concern for some readers, since it brings into question the strength and durability of the magnesium alloy frame. LG notes that this device passed seven tests for military-grade durability, including shock, dust, high or low temperature and more.

    The screen is almost mirror-like, sometimes resulting in reflections showing up on the screen, depending on the lighting. Perhaps a matte finish might work better, but then again, the mirror-like screen may be necessary to better utilize one of more of the unit’s features.

    While the speakers’ sound is OK, it’s not concert hall quality. Simply adequate would be a better description. But then again, this is a computer workhorse, not a music machine. And, since the speakers are located on the bottom of the unit, some of the sound may seem to be a bit more muted when the unit is sitting on a flat surface, such as your desk, instead of on your lap.

    Finding the home keys on the keyboard takes some getting used to. That’s because there’s a numeric keypad on the right side of the keyboard (a nice feature), so the home keys are shifted further left of center, while the trackpad is centered on the entire width. However, once you get used to locating the home keys, typing on the unit is a real pleasure. I’d give this keyboard an A+ rating.

    There’s a free downloadable LG app available that allows you to pair your phone to the laptop. It mirrors your phone and allows you to use the laptop to read messages, make calls, etc. Since it uses a Bluetooth connection to utilize this feature, your phone still needs to be nearby for this feature to work.

    Finally, it comes with a one-year warranty on parts and labor.

    This LG Gram 16” WQXGA 2-in-1 Laptop has an awful lot going for it. In addition to handling my office work, I plan to make this loaded lightweight laptop my on-the-road workhorse. Give it a close look and you may decide to do the same.

    Oct 24, 2021 02:08
  • Review by Jonestc, 10 out of 10
    Fast, light, great screen and battery life

    What I noticed first about the LG - gram 2-in-1 16” WQXGA Laptop is it's so light. I thought the box it was delivered in could not have a laptop in it especially a 16 inch one.

    This laptop has it all. There are no USB-A ports but there are two USB-C ports, though, and that's good. These ports are much more flexible and much fast and they support the latest Thunderbolt technology so adding more ports is as simple as adding a dock or adapter. There is a USB-C to HDMI adapter included as well. There is no power port since one of the USB-C ports is used for the power adapter when charging. The battery life, though, should keep you from needing to charge very often so both ports would still be available most of the time. The laptop charges quickly and so far the battery life, which is rated up to the 20+ hours, has been really good. There is also no LAN connector on the laptop but with Wi Fi 6 onboard I should not need it. It should be able to do Gig data transfers over Wi Fi as well as handle any internet provider around up to full speed.

    This laptop may not be a gamer machine but it's fast. It boots fast, less than 10 seconds and it runs everything without any delays. It also can do some gaming but was not built with that in mind.

    The noise level is so low that I cannot hear the fan and it does not heat up while using either.

    The screen is basically cinematic 4K (WQXGA) (2560 × 1600) and displays colors extremely well. Images are really vibrant and sharp and brightness has a lot of room when needed.

    The hard drive is NVMe solid state so it's fast as well and 1TB is plenty of storage for me and for most since so much is stored in the cloud now.

    There is 16GB of RAM included and that is enough for most any work you want to do with the Intel I7 EVO (11th Gen Intel Core i7) next gen processor.

    The 2-in-1 feature with the 360 degree foldback hinges moves smoothly and provides for a very large tablet that is lightweight and responsive.

    The keyboard is easy to use and large and the trackpad is large as well and works without any issues for me like some. I was surprised, though, that the camera was not compatible with Windows Hello for login. The fingerprint reader integrated into the power button works flawlessly and is compatible with Windows Hello. Some fingerprint readers I've tried are not so forgiving but this one is excellent.

    When I set up this laptop, it provided an option to install Windows 11 while it completed the rest of setup which was so nice.

    Overall this is a great laptop and extremely pleasant to use.

    Oct 26, 2021 12:38
  • Review by TheTechNugget, 10 out of 10
    Awkwardly Awesome

    Through and through I'm a Mac guy in my personal life. Relatively recently I became a Mac guy in my work life as well--and I'm not turning back any time soon. Yes, the hardware is expensive. Yes, you are in some ways paying for the name. But there is no denying the hardware is high quality, the build solid, and the user experience second to none.

    That said, Windows computers have been in my life for as long as computers have been in my life, and I can appreciate a good Windows machine just as much as the next guy. I've been a Dell XPS fan for several years now, and right in that same market has been the LG Gram line of laptops. The Gram has been on my radar for a while now, and the 16" LG Gram is a very curious piece of hardware.

    16" laptops tend to be...considerable. Big screens, typically big bodies...but the Gram is not like that at all. It's thin, it's light, and it has a big, beautiful screen. It is made from an aluminum-magnesium alloy, making it incredibly easy to carry given its footprint.

    The keyboard is interesting. The keys feel great, but there's something about the key travel--whether it be deeper than expected, or the restistance the membrane below the keys provides--which makes the effort of typing just a little bit more than what I'm used to. The keys sound great and have a ton of room to spread out thanks to the large body, but the number pad to the right of the keyboard is a bit crunched for my liking. There is a fingerprint reader on the power key in the upper right corner. The trackpad is large--"Apple-sized" you might say--and extremely responsive. Windows gestures feel natural and smooth. The trackpad also clicks, but that "clickiness" becomes more difficult the further up on the trackpad you are. Sometimes clicking can be a little bit awkward.

    And speaking of awkward--this is a full 2-in-1 device with a 360-degree hinge, allowing for use in tablet mode, tent mode, or display mode with the keyboard facing down acting as a counterwight (this is my favorite mode for watching movies). Surprisingly, in tablet mode the 16" Gram is usable thanks to its ultra-light body. LG also includes a stylus with the Gram, and the writing experience with that stylus is really, really great (even if writing on a "tablet" of that size feels a little bit strange). For drawing on a large canvas, it's awesome.

    The Gram's onboard speakers are also tremendous considering the extreme low profile of the device. They get sufficiently loud and offer a decent amount of bass, although the speakers are downward-facing so could be easily muffled depending on the surface.

    It's rare that I find a device that, as a Mac user primarily, I feel like I'm missing out on...but the 16" Gram is one that makes me wonder how large the market really is for large-screen, ultra-portable devices. The 11th Gen Intel i7, along with 16GB RAM and the 1TB M.2 NVME hard drive make for a really well-equipped and well-thought out platform for Windows.

    I could do without the onboard LG bloatware that comes pre-installed from the factory, but I'm used to that from Windows machines. It stays relatively cool tool the touch during light use, but under load the bottom of the machine becomes pretty warm. And, because the bottom panel is so thin, that heat comes through more noticeably. Then again, the thinness of the panel might help with heat dissipation as well.

    There are definitely components of the LG Gram experience that I find a bit awkward, but an ultra-light 16" laptop is going to have some weirdness to it. And it's a weirdness that I'm kind of in to.

    Oct 30, 2021 13:19
  • Review by AlanD963, 10 out of 10
    An AMAZING 2-in-1

    I was always looking for a large screen laptop/tablet, the problem was the weight of these was usually 5 pounds or more, really weighing down my backpack on long trips.

    Then along came the Gram. All the features I was looking for; large 16” touchscreen, and the total weight was just a little over 3 pounds.

    It’s hard to describe the brightness and clarity of the screen. I’m not a guy who understands all the specifications. I just use my eyes to judge differences, and WOW, this screen destroys anything else I’ve seen. I watch lots of movies on my devices and movies just seemed to ‘come alive’ on the Gram. I suggest you look and judge for yourself. Also, the screen seems to be just a little taller than other 16” screens. On bootup I immediately noticed I see more of the top and bottom of my computer desktop wallpaper than I’ve seen on any other computer, desktop or portable.

    The backlit keyboard has two different brightness settings, I set it on “low” which offered plenty of readability in total darkness and it didn’t seem to affect the Gram’s amazing battery life.

    The device has two USB-C ports, you use either one to charge the device, plus a standard USB-A port. You also get a free USB-A to USB-C adapter to connect one of your older thumb drives.

    I had never used a fingerprint reader before, the one here is very easy to use. When you push the power button it reads your fingerprint and instantly displays your desktop. No more going through the Windows password hassle, yet still keeping your laptop secure.

    This device comes with a one gig SSD drive. If the computer you’re using now still contains a mechanical drive, you’ll be thrilled and delighted with the speed when the Gram boots up. The problem with the SSD drives on other machines is the drive is usually just 256 Mb., because solid state drives are more expensive. I’m happy to say the Gram’s drive is a full one Gig, bigger than most other SSDs, so it’ll be able to hold more of your files than most other computers of its type.

    The wi-fi speed is incredible. I have a one gig Mbps. modem in my office when connected by Ethernet to a computer. Via wi-fi, my other computers would max out at about 400 Mbps. The Gram went past 600 Mbps. with ease.

    The lightweight 2-in-1 features a big 80 Wh. battery. It easily gave me 12 hours of life with the brightness turned up pretty high. Very impressive.

    When in tablet mode, the included stylus pen is fun and easy to use.

    Of course no device is perfect, here’s what I wasn’t happy with.

    As I said, I watch a lot of movies and in order to raise or lower the sound, you need to push TWO buttons simultaneously, the “Fn” and the volume raise or lower key. It sure would be nice if there were dedicated keys for volume.

    Speaking of ‘keys,’ the Gram has ‘click’ keys which feel good as you type, but tend to be noisier than similar devices. This could be a problem if you're typing next to a sleeping partner. The unit does feature a separate numerical keypad, which is not normally found in laptops like this.

    I find the speakers could use a little more power, although this laptop includes a headphone port, which is rare these days, and of course you could set it up with Bluetooth headphones or speakers as well.

    These complaints are minor compared to the quality and great features of the Gram. You’ll never find a machine where you’re totally happy with everything, and the good to bad ratio here is overwhelmingly GOOD.

    In total, the light weight, speed, long life battery and super clarity makes the LG Gram a winner.

    Oct 25, 2021 12:03
  • Review by Aggieof83, 10 out of 10
    LIghtweight powerhouse

    This is my first LG computer and I am extremely pleased!!For the past two years I have been working remotely, utilizing a 13 inch laptop wired to a couple of large monitors at the house. Now I am back in the office one week out of four and I needed a larger laptop screen as I no longer have an office computer. The LG Gram met all of my needs! Lightweight, thin, big vibrant screen, responsive keyboard (with a number keypad!) and quick start. Yep, it's up and running in a second or two.

    This machine is fully configured with two Usb-C ports, a regular Usb, micro card reader and earphone jack. I have added several bluetooth devices at once without any difficulties, attached a portable docking station supporting two large monitors, printer, scanner and external drives, and this LG Gram doesn't skip a beat.

    On the tactile side, the keyboard Is definitely my style. Square, island keys whidh move enough to let you know you actually pressed them, but still with a light touch. The touch pad works very well for me, also with the feeling of having clicked without a lot of movement. The case also feels great, with a matte black smooth finish. So, it's not slick, but smooth, having a slight 'grippability' so you can keep hold of it. Finally, the touch screen has a great feel to it, very smooth, very responsive.

    Now, I wanted a lightweight laptop with a bigger screen and will tell you that the screen on the LG Gram is vibrant, clear and steady. Adjusting it to the best angle is easy and it folds flat to convert it to a tablet. With an auto-rotate option, this allows you to stand it on its side and use like a tablet.

    Overall, I give this laptop my highest marks. I have owned and used dozens of laptops, but this one lets me have a bigger screen without the bigger weight or slow start up times. The versatility and options will allow me to improve my productivity.

    Oh, and it has a 1TB ssd drive and 16 RAM, not to mention the marvelous Intel Evo i7 chip. So, it's a workhorse, too!

    Nov 04, 2021 07:54
  • Review by bwashd33, 10 out of 10
    Can compete with any laptop on the market

    LG continues to make great products. When you think of LG, most of the time you think of televisions or appliances. Now you can add laptop computers to the mix. This laptop computer is a powerhouse. The specs are almost perfect with the exception of the graphics card. But even though the graphics card is on the lower end it still gets the job done and does not take away from the computer. Lets start with the weight. For a 16 inch laptop this thing is a feather! It is surprisingly very light. No need to worry about weight if you're going to be carrying it around. And it's super slim. Very impressive for a 16 inch. You just can't ask for better battery life. I've went a full afternoon of watching football and worked on assignments without needing to charge. Probably the best battery life I've had on a laptop. I've been running Zoom, Word, Chrome, Powerpoint all at the same time(don't have something as powerful as Adobe or something similar yet) and have had no problems at all. I'm sure I haven't began to touch the included 16gb of ram. I've been working from home a couple of days since I've had it and had to use a vpn. No problems at all. I've upgraded to Windows 11 and it's beautiful. The upgrade went well with no issues from the laptop. I'm in love with the fingerprint reader. No need to keep entering a password when logging on. Just login with the tap of a finger. So easy. I know this may sound crazy but it just feels right. From the material to the pressing of the keys. You can't go wrong with this laptop. It has everything you could possibly need. 1 TB harddrive, 16gb ram, Alexa, etc. It only has one usb port though but buy you a dongle and you'll be ok. The 2 in 1 is very handy when watching shows on tv or movies on Netflix. It's like having a second flatscreen television. (Especially while cooking in the kitchen). There will be no buyer's remorse with this pc. You'll be doing yourself a huge favor. Did I mention this laptop is a beauty?

    Nov 04, 2021 20:03
  • Acer - Nitro 5 – Gaming Laptop - 15.6" FHD 144Hz – Intel 11th Gen i7 - GeForce RTX 3050Ti - 16GB DDR4 - 512GB SSD – Windows 11
    Description

    Dominate the battlefield with Acer’s new Nitro 5 gaming laptop, including everything you need to take control of the action. The powerful Nitro 5 laptop was developed to deliver an iconic gaming experience courtesy of the many awesome features inside, including its 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor and high-performance NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop graphics—that’s powered by the 2nd gen NVIDIA Ampere™ architecture! Next, toss in its 15.6” FHD IPS 144Hz refresh rate display, awesome mobility, advanced cooling and stellar audio capabilities, and all of the other gaming-rich features, and you quickly see why the Nitro 5 delivers a knockout blow to the competition!

    9 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.
  • Dominating Specs: The latest 11th Gen Core i7 processor from Intel® delivers unmatched speed and intelligence, enabling impressive gaming, productivity and creating experiences with faster Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
  • RTX, It's On!: The new NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050Ti laptop GPU is powered by the award?winning Ampere architecture—NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX —with new Ray Tracing Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors for the most realistic ray?traced graphics and cutting-edge AI features.
  • Visual Intensity: Explore games in greater detail with the sharp visuals of a 15.6” FHD IPS 144Hz display with improved screen-to-body ratio to 80% with narrow 0.28" bezels.
  • Coolness Under Fire: When heavy use requires an added boost, chill out with twin fans, Acer CoolBoost™ technology and quad exhaust port design with two on the side and two in the rear. Monitor and manage your system in real time with NitroSense, covering temperatures, fan speeds and more.
  • The Key to Victory: Commands are just a touch away with the dedicated NitroSense Key,while the WASD ,arrow keys are highlighted for easy location.Enjoy the tactile feel of keys with a travel distance of 1.6mm.Add some excitement to your gaming and play in dimly lit environments,red backlit keyboard.
  • Prioritize Your Gameplay: With Killer’s E2600 Ethernet Controller, Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 and Control Center 2.0, you have all the tools you need to clear out the online competition. Control the Quality of Service within the Control Center, which is typically done at the router.
  • Breaking the Sound Barrier: Better audio delivers a competitive edge as well as a more immersive experience through dual 2W speakers. With DTS: X® Ultra, sounds are clear and can be delivered in a 3D spatial soundscape, allowing you to hear where your opponents are coming from with pinpoint precision.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SeniorCitizen, 10 out of 10
    Great Computer, Great Bargain!

    This is my second computer this month. I returned the first one on the 5th day. It was very, very loud, touchy, had a black screen on the third day and stripes on the 4th day. This computer is quiet, fast, and so far working like a dream. I wish it was 1TB of memory, but I won't complain. It was $500 cheaper than the one I sent back. I love the number keypad and the backlights. I am not so fond of Windows 11, but I'll get used to it. The computer I'm replacing was a Toshiba Qosmio 17.3 in. It was 12 years old and ran Windows 7. It still runs despite the battery being dead, but it was very slow. I was very disappointed in the first replacement, but this computer is a dream and a bargain. I am so glad I bought it.

    Nov 15, 2021 22:07
  • Review by Piper, 10 out of 10
    Worth Every Penny for an AMAZING Laptop

    Acer Nitro 5 with i7 1800H w/ GeForce RTX 3500Ti, 16GB ram, 512GB SSD and Windows 11.

    From the time I press the "Power On" button, it is less than 20 seconds until I am on line, Firefox open, and fully running. Just AMAZING speed.

    My previous computer was quite old. 4gb ram and an Athelon A6 processor. This Nitro 5 is so amazing in terms of download speed, data transfer, and workability with MANY active items all running simultaneously. Just transferring files from the old computer took over 35 minutes to move a file set to a high speed thumb drive. When I placed the drive into the Nitro, it took 2 minutes to bring them on board!

    A gigantic program I use almost daily took roughly 8 minutes to fully load and begin work on the previous computer. This one loads and opens, ready to work in about 2 seconds! This is not an exaggeration! Literally this massive program opens and is ready to work in 2 seconds.

    The NO GLARE screen is wonderful. It's full HD but not 4k, but in a 15.6" screen, I don't believe anyone who says they can tell the difference. It looks as sharp and clear as my 4k 65" television.

    The light up keyboard is a really nice feature.

    I appreciate the special "N" key near the keypad that opens the Nitrosense app any time to adjust performance based on current need.

    The only things I wish were different would be a bigger hard drive and longer battery life. The battery lasts just barely over an hour. At least 1TB would be nice, but in this price range, this is a very VERY well equipped and powerful, fast laptop. Another 1TB SSD can be added for about $100 if it ever becomes needed.

    Nov 13, 2021 09:37
  • Review by Sunderb, 10 out of 10
    Excellent product

    Excellent product. Love the speed. Plays all my games great. Wish Acer would have not change the ram and hdd access on the bottom.

    Nov 23, 2021 13:25
  • Apple - MacBook Pro - 13" Display with Touch Bar - Intel Core i5 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Silver
    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 products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • 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 Pro 13.3" Laptop - Apple M1 chip - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Space Gray
    Description

    The Apple M1 chip redefines the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Featuring an 8-core CPU that flies through complex workflows in photography, coding, video editing, and more. Incredible 8-core GPU that crushes graphics-intensive tasks and enables super-smooth gaming. An advanced 16-core Neural Engine for more machine learning power in your favorite apps. Superfast unified memory for fluid performance. And the longest-ever battery life in a Mac at up to 20 hours.² It’s Apple's most popular pro notebook. Way more performance and way more pro.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Office, 10 out of 10
    New MacBook with M1 chip is a beast!

    This is crazy fast and handles editing 4K 60fps and the fan hasn’t even came on yet, which is just unheard of. I had the 16” MacBook and this is faster than it. If your wondering how it will handle big video loads and editing 4K then rest assured this will do it without even breaking a sweat. I wish Apple would start it out with 16gb of ram and a 1080p webcam, but that’s Apple. The battery last about 18 hours with me putting heavy loads on it. I couldn’t get 20 hours like they said, but this is still a huge plus for it as well.

    Nov 21, 2020 00:14
  • Review by Acard, 10 out of 10
    Best upgrade ever.

    I love this MacBook Pro. I was a little worried since this was an open item and the the condition description was Open Box Satisfactory but I have to say I couldn’t find any imperfection on this laptop. The main reason I purchased it was to upgrade my old 2015 MacBook Pro which struggled handling Gopro 9 footage, I don’t have any issues anymore it runs really smooth even on 4k editing. And the battery last 4 time longer compared to my old Mac

    Dec 17, 2020 01:10
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    The Best Laptop You Can Get!

    This is hands down the best computer I have ever bought. It has excellent battery life, is very powerful and has a crisp clear display. It is a very fast machine, and has many nice features that Appeal to me quite nicely. The keyboard is very nice to type on, and the Touch Bar makes tasks easier for me. Touch ID is also very nice. This machine has so much power that it easily runs multiple task intensive apps like Xcode and iMovie at the same time. I was surprised by how good the built in sound is as well. Overall, this machine is a great buy and an excellent workhorse. I would recommend this over practically any other computer. The only exception is the version with 16 GB of Ram rather than 8 GB. For me, it does not make a whole lot of difference, however.

    Oct 11, 2021 15:23
  • Review by KINGMARKNC, 10 out of 10
    I Love This Thing

    This is my first MacBook/Apple Computer ever. Haven't used a Apple PC since elementary school when we had floppy disk drives and then again in the mid 90's. I am very impressed how easy it was to navigate coming from a long time Windows person. It took a couple of days but now I am in love with it. Super fast, love how my Apple Watch unlocks my Mac. The price was right thanks to best buy saved a couple hundred on a brand new one.

    Sep 15, 2021 10:31
  • Review by Esmeralda, 10 out of 10
    10/10 AMAZING

    i use it for college its the best purchase i have made i have not charged it for the whole week and it still has charge! this is awesome super fast and reliable. nice screen and the sound is amazing also great for watching movies or playing roblox like me!

    Sep 03, 2021 15:36
  • Review by ag09, 10 out of 10
    Great Device, even greater features

    Really great Device. The M1 chip and the fast sad makes the laptop, even with only 8Gb ram, feel super fast and fluid. The Screen gets really bright and vivid, and the keyboard is a pleasure to type on. Also, Touch Bar isn’t very useful, but it’s nice to have in apps like office 365 apps where it can be helpful to quickly bold text and more like that. Lastly, the fingerprint sensor is great, the open to wake feature of the laptop is amazing, and this is a must buy for college

    Jul 23, 2021 20:01
  • Review by Spacegreypro, 10 out of 10
    Space Grey Pro

    Was needing a new computer and decided to get the new MacBook Pro as I have heard they last a long time. My experience so far has been great and love the space grey color. The large trackpad is handy and works well, I also like how you can adjust several setting such as the brightness/volume to your liking with just a swipe of the Touch Bar. Though this is an expensive computer, it is timeless and seems to last others a long time. So far, I am enjoying using my MacBook and am happy with my choice of purchasing from Best Buy.

    Jan 09, 2021 15:56
  • Review by Ocala, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop

    Great device for school and gaming. The graphics are great and the processing speed is a upgrade from Mac Book Air.

    Dec 25, 2020 16:12
  • 9.6score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 15” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen™ 7 Surface® Edition – 8GB Memory - 256GB 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.

    12 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11⁶ (when available, see below):
  • Get the most out of your screen space: Choose 15” for the best streaming, split-screen multitasking, and gaming experiences; or 13.5” for the perfect balance of productivity and portability. 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.
  • 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Speedy 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 a modest 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.
  • AMD Radeon Graphics: Integrated graphics provides solid image quality for Internet use, movies, basic photo editing and gaming on the go.
  • 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 howspaceman, 8 out of 10
    Go metal

    I really liked this computer. The metal body provided a much better typing experience than the fabric covers. There was very little flex to the keyboard, the mouse trackpad was fantastic, and the screen was pretty enough. The touchscreen is a nice feature, but if you are someone who uses a stylus, it's not good for much here besides laying down and scrolling with the pen, as trying to draw and do meaningful work with it is difficult with this screen not folding back like a 2-in-1.

    Ultimately returned this because I couldn't stomach the price. It's a premium build quality, and this is probably the closest to a Macbook for performance/value in an ultrabook. This is not meant for gaming as there's no discrete graphics card, but if you are a professional on the move, or student looking for a portable study machine, this might be it.

    Jun 27, 2021 10:14
  • Review by mhol, 10 out of 10
    Best PC ever.

    Microsoft Surface laptops, tablets, etc are simply the best PC I have ever owned. Everything works all the time. It updates properly with no hassles. Nothing to configure, it all just works.

    Sep 10, 2021 20:43
  • Review by LeeP, 10 out of 10
    An Awesome Machine

    I’ve had my new laptop for nearly a month now, and both the display and performance are outstanding! I replaced an older laptop that was top-of-the-line about four years ago, and the difference is simply amazing. I wanted an AMD chip rather than an Intel one because AMD got better ratings for performance, and I am delighted I did. The build quality is solid — perfect for my home office!

    Oct 22, 2021 16:32
  • Review by TonyLACA, 10 out of 10
    Great computer.

    Fast and beautifully made! The screen is gorgeous. The keyboard is amazing. Battery life is exceptional. This is a huge quality upgrade from last year's model, which I also own and which was disappointing. An incredible machine.

    Apr 21, 2021 10:55
  • Review by sammy, 10 out of 10
    Surface Laptop 4

    Love this laptop and battery length!

    Typing surface is so soft and easy on the fingers,

    touch screen is sensitive, takes little effort.

    Would highly recommend this laptop and Best Buy!!

    Sep 25, 2021 13:07
  • Review by RLW007, 10 out of 10
    If you are going to spend the money…spend it well!

    Very nice laptop, very light weight and one of the fastest I have ever used. Sound was actually pretty decent on it as well. If you are going to spend the money…spend it well!!

    May 28, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Skippy, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Surface Laptop

    I love my microsoft surface laptop! Sturdy, quick and very dependable. So easy to work on.

    Oct 30, 2021 16:29
  • Review by Kickshoot, 8 out of 10
    Can't get external speakers to work.

    I ended up with this laptop when I exchanged the Surface 7 for the Surface 4. It is well worth it. I have 2 Mac Books and this Surface 4 is just as fast and comfortable to use. Very light weight, screen is great and plugs in to external monitor quickly and easily. I am having issues with plugging in external speakers. I can't get them to work, have tried all combinations in setup. This is where the MacBook is superior. Monitors and speakers plug in right away. This is why only 4 stars for the Surface 4

    May 09, 2021 19:04
  • 9.4score
    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
    Dell - XPS 17" UHD+ Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060- 1TB SSD - Platinum Silver
    Description

    The Dell XPS 17 laptop delivers powerful performance in an incredibly thin form factor. The stunning 4-sided InfinityEdge UHD+ display enables an amazing screen to body ratio (93.7%) and a 17-inch screen in a 15-inch size form factor. In fact, it’s smaller than 48% of 15-inch laptops. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics feature unique dual opposite outlet fans, that increase fan airflow by approximately 30% and drive cooling airflow in both directions, resulting in more airflow overall and improved skin temperatures. A 100% Adobe RGB display enables you to edit your videos with confidence in their color. 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. A premium 17" touch laptop with a thin and light design.

    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.
  • 17" UHD+ Display: Touch screen for hands-on control. Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 10. Antireflective finish reduces eyestrain and widens the field of view.Typical 3840 x 2400 resolution
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-11800H: 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.
  • 1 TB 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 a fast, advanced GPU to fuel your games. NVIDIA Optimus technology optimizes the laptop for both graphics performance and battery life conservation.
  • Elevated Design: Elements like the display, keys and touchpad are all larger for an easier, more optimized user experience. The XPS features a massive display, a big, comfortable touchpad and an edge-to-edge backlit keyboard with large key caps for maximum productivity.
  • 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
  • Backlit keyboard: The streamlined design embeds a fingerprint reader in the power button and a new keyboard. 9% larger key caps, less lattice and a 17% larger touchpad.
  • Waves MaxxAudio: Built-in stereo speakers.Waves MaxxAudio Pro is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games
  • Basic software package included: 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365 and McAfee LiveSafe 12-month subscription
  • Built-In Card Reader for Simple Photo Transfer: Supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card formats.
  • 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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by insomniak1, 10 out of 10
    Excellent business and content creation solution.

    Immediately after taking the XPS17 out of the box, I was shocked by how small the chassis is. It is just slightly bigger than my 15” Precision 5530, which has been my daily work driver for the last 2 years. The aluminum finish simply looks sleek and elegant. The carbon fiber palm rest area is great for resisting smudges and fingerprints. Based on my experience from my previous model, the material stays fairly in good condition after daily use. I am also glad that the top can be opened with one hand (don’t know why I care so much) and stays up with minimum wobble.

    The chiclet keyboard has good travel, decent spacing, and feels great to type on. There is very little deck bending. The keys light up brightly and precisely. While I miss the Numpad that most 17” laptops have, the extra space allows for bigger speaker grills, and in the end, I didn’t really mind at all. The trackpad is huge, which I absolutely love. It is very responsive with gestures and taps but does feel a bit mushy and not as clicky as my Precision model. It certainly makes dragging and selecting a bit less satisfying. This model is compatible with Windows Hello as well as fingerprint access biometrics, which is excellent when one is wearing a mask nowadays.

    I was a little bummed that this laptop had only USB-C ports since I still use legacy devices. It is a good thing that Dell included a handy dongle with USB-A and HDMI support, although I still recommend getting a more versatile USB-C hub. Even better, all ports are Thunderbolt 4, which is ideal for a dual monitor setup without the need for a docking station. Plus, you can use any port for charging. I am glad that Dell still decided to include an SD-card reader and a 3.5mm audio jack.

    When it comes to upgradability, Dell made it so easy. Simply open the back, and you can add another MVMe.2 SSD on the empty slot, which already has a heatsink, and also upgrade the memory as needed.

    I appreciate the XPS17 features Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, which makes it a bit more future-proof. The 97W battery lasted short of 5 hours of work use and light gaming, which is typical. It does take a bit over 2 hours to fully charge. By the way, that 130W power brick can get a bit toasty.

    Now, I am honestly and utterly amazed by the gorgeous 17" UHD+ (4K, 3840 x 2400) display. Personally, I am a fan of the 16:10 aspect ratio, which allows more of the web pages on screen, as well as worksheets, and presentations. Although the black bars are wider when watching wide and ultrawide aspect content, I got used to that quickly. At 500 nits in HDR, it is bright enough even in sunny conditions, and the anti-reflective coating helps. Even if it is not OLED, 4K HDR content looks amazing with deep blacks and bright white contrasts. The IPS display covers 100% sRGB, AdobeRGB 99%, P3 91%, and NTSC 93% color gamut, which makes it excellent for my light video and photo content creation. Although I do not like to smudge the beautiful screen, this model also has a touch display which comes in handy, especially when zooming. Sadly, it has no s-pen support.

    Another nice surprise is the sound quality, which usually is not the best in Windows laptops. The quad forward-firing speaker setup delivers loud, clear sound, and even some welcomed bass. A fellow co-worker commented on how well it sounded and thought I had external speakers. Great job dell!

    When it comes to performance, I am happy to say that I am impressed so far. This particular model has an i7 11-gen processor, 16GB RAM, and an RTX 3060. I found that this is a great combo for medium/heavy workloads, quality video editing, and moderately layered photoshopping. For those who like benchmarks, the unit scored as follows:

    Geekbench Single-core: 1568, multi-core: 8781

    Cinebench R15 All cores/threads 1760, OpenGL 192 fps, CPU 4450

    Adobe Premiere 15.4: 622

    3Dmark Time Spy: 5920

    Please keep in mind that the XPS17 is not marketed as a gaming laptop. However, since some of us like to wind down with a little gaming after work (or in between), and this laptop does have an RTX 3060 (70W), I am happy to report that I was able to play current games at high/ultra-settings at decent frame rates. Sure, I was not able to crank up the resolution to 4K and get good frames with AAA titles, but at 1080p and 1440p I always hit the performance I wanted. Since the screen is only 60Hz, going over 60 fps is kind of pointless anyway. Below are some games with no raytracing at 1440p that hit at least 60 fps, and look great on this display:

    Forza Horizon 4: 112 fps.

    Battlefield V: 85 fps. (Ultra)

    Doom Eternal: 93 fps. (Ultra)

    GTA V: 116 fps. (Very High)

    The Witcher 3: 69 fps. (Ultra, hairworks on)

    Red Dead Redemption 2: 70 fps (High, DLSS)

    Cyberpunk 2077: 63 fps (high, DLSS)

    If you want higher frames, you can always hook it up to a higher-refresh monitor as I did (1080p, 240Hz).

    Having put the laptop through some heavy stuff, the thermals were much better than expected. For such a small chassis, the laptop stayed at around 80c average when gaming, with a couple of stress tests pushing it above 90c. I did not experience noticeable throttling. This is an impressive feat of engineering on Dell’s part because of the thin form factor. Yes, the fans can get a bit loud, but that’s to be expected.

    If there is a real negative about this laptop, is the terrible 720p .09mp camera, which looks incredibly awful, especially in dim lighting settings. The microphone is not all that great either. In a workstation setup with an external camera and microphone, this is a non-issue. Sure, the cam/mic combo works well enough in a pinch, however, at this price, it is rather disappointing.

    In the end, I am overly impressed with all the bells and whistles Dell managed to cram into this relatively small device. The way I use it, it covers all bases, and I would even consider it a legit desktop replacement. OK, so the XPS17 is not cheap, that is for sure. Nevertheless, if you are a content creator or serious about your work, and do not want to walk into a meeting with a full RGB gaming laptop, this 17” little giant will do perfectly.

    Aug 27, 2021 18:33
  • Review by TheStigenator, 10 out of 10
    A do-it-all laptop for the overachiever

    The XPS line has always been the premium line among the Dell consumer laptop lineup, and this XPS 9710 laptop featuring an Intel Core i7 11th generation processor, 17” UHD+ Touch 16:10 4K Screen, Nvidia RTX 3060, 16GB of ram and 1TB SSD is no slouch. The laptop chassis has a sleek aluminium body that weighs a hefty 5.9lbs; this is no lightweight carry on either. It’s built to be a mobile desktop replacement, a go anywhere, do anything kind of machine. Built for the creators, this machine can also be used for gaming. The top-notch specs are more designed for the video and graphics editors, programmers and other creators than say gamers, but that said, this laptop can do it all should the need arise.

    I absolutely love this laptop. The packaging was unique, a box within a box. Well protected, the XPS was actually hard to remove; between the weight of the laptop and the tight fit, it really was quite the struggle. The laptop comes with a warranty card, a 130W USB-C power adaptor and a USB-C to HDMI / USB-A dock. The laptop features are unique to this class of machine, as it supports windows hello, a feature that shoehorns an infrared camera in the ultra-thin bezel of the screen to allow your face to unlock your computer, but if that wasn’t enough, there is also a fingerprint sensor on the power button. The laptop design is robust and should hold up rather well in the long run. I was thrilled to see an actual real-world ‘cooling’ solution for this laptop. Huge vents exhaust hot air below the screen, and while the top of the keyboard and the metal strip between the keyboard and the screen can get very hot, the fact is there is actual airflow cooling this CPU and GPU under heavy loads is reassuring. It may be necessary to raise the bottom of the laptop a bit as the intakes are on the bottom, and as such, using it on a soft surface is not recommended.

    Booting up the laptop for the first time was no hassle, but I did find that I had to run the Dell Update, along with the Microsoft Windows Update, before I could install any of my applications. There were a number of bios and firmware patches, along with software and driver updates; these required the laptop to be plugged in to complete. I also manually update the Nvidia driver to the latest version as the Windows update did not do that. This Dell laptop did not have much bloatware; if there was any, I did not see anything out of the ordinary. It does come with 20Gb free Dropbox storage for a year should you need some online cloud backup.

    The keyboard and trackpad experience is very good. The backlit keyboard is amazing for a typist. I did find the keyboard just perfect for typing; the feel of the keyboard and keystrokes are actually quite perfect, almost pure joy. I will admit, I am missing a 10-key number pad, but your use case may not require one. The trackpad is smooth and large, button-free and features multi-touch including zoom, one does not need an external Bluetooth mouse, but I would recommend you get one anyway.

    From the creator standpoint, the 8 core, 16 thread Core i7-11800H is plenty powerful. I have been editing videos and images on my regular workstation; I moved files over, installed DaVinci Resolve 17 and got to work. The editing workloads were completed quite fast, and I’d say a good 10-15% faster than the older generation desktop that I’ve been using thus far—Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator After Effects loaded and worked plenty fast. The colour accuracy of the screen is very good, and I did not have to do much colour calibration prior to getting work done. The only downside to the bright screen, it’s reflective, so your editing may require appropriate ambient lighting to suit your needs. Given the specs, this machine allows for one to go on the road, not having to be tied to a desk for your creative needs.

    Interfaces for the laptop are a bit troubling if you have a lot of USB-3 and USB-2 devices in USB-A format, as this laptop requires a USB-C Dock or adapter to work legacy devices. The laptop only features USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, which can be used for video output (up to 4 screens), data and power. The laptop does support a built-in SD Card reader and a headphone/microphone with 3.5mm output, so in a pinch, you can transfer images/videos and use a spare wired headphone. The USB-C only interface did cause me a bit of an issue as my drives are not USB-C, but this can be solved by getting a USB Hub or a USB-C dock to provide additional connectivity.

    Overall, my experience with this laptop is positive. It’s good for a student going to college, a social media star, or someone who works in the creative fields, be it writing, editing or video or graphic design. The weight of the laptop and lack of legacy USB ports may put people off, but they are not a huge issue for most people. The weight can be an issue, but that comes from the solid build quality.

    Pros:

    * Windows Hello Face & Fingerprint sensor

    * Real cooling for the laptop CPU and GPU

    * The keyboard and Touchpad feel

    * Bright 4K screen quality and good touch responsiveness featuring HDR10 (when plugged in).

    * Battery life is acceptable when running unplugged, managed for 3+ hours without hassle.

    Cons:

    * No 10-key, hard for someone who uses the 10-key for random things

    * Heavy, but also very well built

    * USB-C only

    Aug 30, 2021 03:19
  • Review by Farns, 10 out of 10
    Wow! Just.....WOW!

    Buckle up! There is a LOT that I have to say about this laptop.

    Packaging: Dell put a log of thought into the unboxing experience...as they should. In the era of YouTube it's important to feel good about your purchase when opening the box! The laptop was shipped inside a box within a box and the inside box had a nice matte black finish with magnetic lid that flipped open. Impressive! All the accessories were tucked away underneath the laptop so that all you saw was the clean aluminum presented to you.

    Setup: Standard Windows set-up here. Pretty boring if you ask me. It's a little underwhelming for your first viewing experience on what is undoubtedly a gorgeous screen to be a big blue box with a list of countries and an annoying Cortana voice announcing to your wife that another gadget has entered our home. This is not Dell's fault. Do better Microsoft.

    Hardware impressions: This thing is a BEAST! It's not exactly portable in the sense that you'd want to lug it around all over campus, but certainly movable. The top/bottom aluminum is sleek and very classy. No notes there! Inside I would have rather seen a continuation of the same aluminum finish rather than the carbon fiber finish.

    Screen: Oh my god. The screen. Yes. Please. Finally a Windows screen that I can love. If you're debating between the UHD+ or a FHD+ display it's so worth it. Colors are great and it's so sharp. I can never go back.

    Thunderbolt: :) Yes. Thunderbolt. The Windows unicorn. I have a LG 5K monitor that I use with another fruity laptop. It's Thunderbolt only and and I've been dying to get a Windows laptop that I can use with it. I'm happy to report that it works with flying colors! I have an ethernet cable, and micorphone plugged into the monitor and when plugging the one thunderbolt into the Dell everything sprung to life and worked perfectly! Beautiful!

    Trackpad: I'm not going to dock any stars for the laptop overall, but here is an area where I'm not exactly impressed. The trackpad is HUGE and it feels smooth enough. I did have trouble knowing where to click. I thought I was clicking in the lower left corner and it would trigger a right click. There is also an audible creak when you lightly rest your thumb in the lower middle of the trackpad. I find that I prefer using a mouse to this trackpad so far.

    Performance: I dabble in video editing and this was the main purpose for wanting this laptop. I use Adobe Premier and was interested in a larger screen with high resolution for editing and a more capable processor and GPU for rendering. I was absolutely blown away by how responsive the software was to my edits and how smooth the rendering was before export. The additional screen real estate and color accuracy was a godsend as I was editing and correcting some old VHS captured footage. Processing power was also best in-class. I was able to export a 15 minute video in under 90 seconds with some basic titles and transitions.

    Battery: As expected for something as large as this, with a screen this impressive, battery life isn't that great. I was able to us Adobe for around 3 hours before it was pestering me to plug in. Again - this probably isn't for someone who needs ultra portability and the ability to go all day without plugging in. If you're setting up shop at a cubicle or at a Starbucks with access to an outlet - then this wouldn't be a concern.

    Overall, I am REALLY impressed with the XPS line. It's premium in every sense of the word and will really improve my productivity!

    Aug 29, 2021 12:06
  • Review by Solrak, 10 out of 10
    Sleek 4K powerhouse for work & play

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    The Dell XPS 17 9710 is a well thought out and executed 17-inch class laptop. From the smooth matte silver aluminum CNC chassis, to its thin bezels that hold an eye popping 4K touch screen display – the XPS 17 both looks and acts like premium laptop in every regard. Generally speaking, most notebooks in this class are often going for a “desktop replacement” focused design and performance theme – meaning maximum size for increased productivity on the go - usually at the expense of reduced portability, diminished battery life, and increased unit weight. In my opinion, I can honestly say Dell didn’t let any of these major pitfalls affect the XPS 17 9710 in any major way. If you’re not looking to acquire a “hardcore gaming” style laptop, but still want to have top shelf components, capable of handling application development, video editing, and encoding without breaking a major sweat – the XPS 17 9710 should be super high on your list.

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    Aesthetically speaking, one word – wow. From an exterior perspective, the XPX 17 9710 looks like it was cut from a solid piece of matte silver aluminum. Thanks to the CNC design/construction, the main chassis benefits from tight panel gaps, sharp looking design angles, and overall exudes a minimalist style that checks of the “professional” style boxes in my book. The carbon fiber palm rest area and chicklet style keyboard only “ups” this fact even more. Input wise, you can easily identify the x4 Thunderbolt4/ USB-C ports (2x on each side), cable lock, head phone jack, and even an SD card reader (gasp!) with just a simple glance. Just lifting the laptop out the box you can feel what I can only describe as a “substantially good” heft to it. Its not like the XPS 17 9710 is super heavy or anything like that, but I have handled more than a few laptops in this size range that have felt like cheap plastic toys, that creaked at the hinges or suffered from screen/chassis flex under regular usage scenarios. I am happy to report that is not the case here.

    From a packaging and unboxing perspective, If you have any familiarity with Dell laptops or components in the past, you’re not in for too much of a surprise. For those folks who are uninitiated, Dell always does a good job of packing and supporting their notebooks and corresponding goodies safely and securely for shipment. Unboxing the XPS 17 9710 consists of removing the laptop from its somewhat understated all black outer cardboard shipping box, and then removing/peeling off all of the plastic tape and wraps. I like the fact Dell uses 100% recycled plastics inside of the main laptop box, and even goes so far as to print that fact on the packing material with little graphical whales to catch your attention. You’ll find you have everything you need to get up running within minutes of plugging in, but there isn’t any kind of blatantly obvious “quick start” graphical guide plastered to/around the box (or inside the laptop itself) that some people prefer to have. That being said, I think if you’re looking at purchasing this type laptop, you already know most of the basics already. Most of the documentation is located in the little black carboard insert box, however the documentation may not be the most reader friendly sized font. I was also pleasantly surprised at the included Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) adaptor/dock dongle that was included in the box as well. This makes it super easier to add an HDMI 2.0b and USB 3.1 Type-A (1st Gen USB) device/display if needed right out the box.

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    This XPS 17 9710 is packing some of Intel’s and Nvidia’s latest and greatest tech for this generation, and it showed. The fact that it is Nvidia Creator Studio qualified means you’ll be able to knock respectable content creation tasks out the door thanks to high performance parts inside required to meet that certification. Without going into super detailed technical specifications just knowing it has Intel’s latest “Tiger Lake” series Core i7 (11800H) and Nvidia’s RTX 3060 graphics paired together, should pretty much surmise what this laptop is capable of. Throw in a stunning 16:10 aspect ratio 4K touchscreen display, a very fast and very large 1TB NVMe (PCIE 3.0) M.20 SSD … in addition to 16GB of DDR4-3200 of system memory … and I only further my previous statement. I normally spend a good amount of time working within an integrated developer environment so the extra screen real-estate that the XPS 17-inch screen provides me is much appreciated. The fact the 4K touch screen is capable of reproducing 100% of the sRGB color gamut keeps piling onto what the 9710 is graphically capable of. I spend a fair amount of time working with Adobe Lightroom from time to time and it was an absolute pleasure to work with a desktop quality 4K screen when I needed to. As I mentioned before, the 9710 has an 6GB NVIDA RTX 3060 handling the graphical duties, so nothing I threw at really made the laptop break a sweat, but keep in mind that there are more graphical attuned laptops with more powerful GPU options if video editing and production is your sole reason for purchase.

    From a day-to-day perspective, I found the XPS 9710 super easy to use. Thanks to the 16:10 aspect ratio, you can fit a reasonable amount of text/documents on the screen at any given time. The mousepad was generously sized and had a nice centralized location. I didn’t have any issues with gesture recognition either. The sound provided by the duo up firing speaker grills sounded excellent and left me impressed with that amount of volume they push out. I was more than able to knock my daily dev work, juggle multiple spreadsheets and even get Adobe Lightroom work done at the same pace I normally do with my Alienware Area 51-M. The backlit keyboard was solid performer for my usage patterns, but wasn’t what I would consider my ideal keyboard type if your super heavy into data entry like I am. I am not generally a fan of chicklet style keyboards to be fair – as I prefer that tactile response a good mechanical keyboard provides for marathon data entry activities. I did miss NOT having a dedicated NUM pad as I use spreadsheets quite often, but it wasn’t a deal breaker for me given the key layout and general usability of the keyboard. The back light was spot on, with minimal light bleed and was adjustable, no issues there. There is also a dedicated key that can be configured as a finger print reader if that is more your thing/requirement.

    Generally, speaking I was able to have multiple VMware virtualized environments (3-4 at a time), and my regular development software running without any major performance dips. Yeah, there were some minor dips in overall system performance when I tried to do that while having 6-8 Chrome tabs, Microsoft Office suite products like Excel, and video multimedia streaming going on simultaneously.. Under this type of usage conditions, I could noticeably hear the system fans come to life, which was only made more noticeable since i could barely hear them otherwise. This is where I would say there is one area, I would recommend thinking about sizing up to an XPS 17 model with 32GB of system RAM if you find yourself pulling similar workloads, but everyone else you should be good to go. I found the 720p webcam to be a little underwhelming, but it worked well enough. Everything tended to come out on the “washed out” side, and it seemed to over saturate colors in low light. That’s in no way a deal breaker for me, and I don’t think it will be for most.

    I also play more than my fair share of games while not “on clock” and I was pleasantly surprised how well this 9710’s configuration handled games … especially considering its not outright “gaming” dedicated machine. Given its hardware configuration, you shouldn’t be surprised to see it mentioned in some comparisons with Dell’s own Alienware laptop line (my other “main” driver) in addition to ASUS or HP’s offerings as well. I found I was able get a very smooth and highly detailed (read: most eye candy) experience with almost all of my favorites like Fortnite, Battlefield, Call of Duty, The Division -SO LONG AS YOU KEPT IT AT 1080 resolution. Once I started kicking it up to 2K, the eye candy and frame rate started dipping into 30-60FPS - depending on the game. And while the 9710’s 4K screen is truly stunning, the RTX3060 inside is still a “mobile” variant that doesn’t quite perform on par with a desktop system or more dedicated gaming laptop that has les system performance restrictions.

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    If I had to pick one laptop to do it all – this would be it. The XPS 17 9710 manages to be and do all things that I need – while looking super professional at the time. Be it for my development work, or just a quick gaming session on the go – this laptop handled it with aplomb. As much as I like my other 17 inch “desktop replacement” – this does everything just as well, actually better in most cases, while lasting more than a couple hours away from a wall outlet. Yeah, there are some other competitors that may be a tad lighter, or mildly more powerful CPU/GPU options – but I think this 9710 really strikes the right balance. Invest in a dedicated web cam if you need top quality video conferencing, however the built camera is passable. Just watch out for irritated wrists caused by the sharp exterior angles of out carbon fiber palm area and you should be just fine.

    Sep 02, 2021 15:06
  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Desktop replacement powerhouse

    For someone in need of a desktop replacement PC for creative content that doesn't want to lug around a gaming PC, this machine looks the part with a machined aluminum shelf, and carbon fiber center body, which has a slightly rubbery feel much more pleasant than either plastic or aluminum in other systems. It's fairly thin and while it weights over 5 lbs., it's very reasonable considering this has a 17" 4K+ screen.

    The screen in this particular model is the center of attention: 17" in 16:10 4K+ configuration (3840x2400), and HDR capable. I much prefer the 16:10 format for editing images than the more common 16:9 on PCs. Movies also work great because the controls and don't necessarily overlap with the image.

    The screen is also touchscreen, and has the thinnest of bezels I've seen on a PC, so it covers about the whole shell, in every side. Note that this is not a 2-in-1 so while it's touchscreen, it does not support active pens. Also note that while it's HDR, it's not calibrated and the standard colors are too saturated.

    Keyboard is good, with good travel on its island-type keys. It's comfortable to type as far as laptop keyboards go. Something I find odd is that the left/right arrow keys are oversized while the up/down keys are half-size, packed on one slot. My preference would've been an inverse-T configuration. It's backlighted with two dim levels and off (white).

    The trackpad is massive and very responsive. I like it a lot.

    The key in the top left corner is an unmarked key that is the power button if pressed and also acts as a fingerprint sensor. I've seen this same configuration in other newer Dell laptops and find it confounding why it has no labels for such important functions.

    The web camera sits on the top bezel, and has IR sensors, so it works with Windows Hello (So this laptop can use either fingerprint or camera for authentication).

    The camera is 720p, which works fine but expected better for a PC at this level. Low-light is acceptable but on the blurry side.

    CPU is the now-current 11th gen i7 (8 cores), paired with 16 GB RAM (DDR4, 3200 MHZ), which is expandable, and a very capable 1 TB SSD.

    Ports: it has four Thunderbolt4/USB4 ports: Two (primary) on the left side and two on the right. There's also a lock port on the left and on the right, the headphone jack and SD-Card reader.

    Power comes from a rather large adapter: Rated for 130 W, USB-C connector (I know USB-C PD is generally limited to 100W, but this adapter is indeed rated for 130 W).

    Because of this, about any other USB-C adapter I tried, it warns that is charging slowly.

    It does not warn when using a dedicated 3rd party USB-C PD 100W adapter.

    The system comes in with a neat port adapter: One USB-C to USB 3.0 and HDMI 2.0.

    And of course, this model comes with an NVIDIA RTX 3060 with 6 GB RAM.

    While this does not outperform the best gaming laptops, it's more than capable for video processing as well as games, being much thinner, lighter and runs cooler.

    Wi-Fi is very good, better than other 11th gen laptops with WiFi-6 that I used. In measuring speeds, it can sustain about 400 MBPs upload and download being right next to the base station, and about 200 Mbps while being about 30 ft away with some wall obstructions.

    The battery is 6-Cell (97WHr) but the large 4K screen and GPU can take a toll on it so it might not last as much.

    External displays: Mixed feelings here: The embedded video (Intel) can drive the laptop's 4K+ screen and one 1080p monitor but adding a second 1080p monitor via a thunderbolt dock, it could only mirror the screen in one of those.

    To wire the thunderbolt ports to the NVidia GPU, I found the only way is to go to the BIOS (Pressing F2) and enable "Direct Graphics Controller Direct Output Mode". This is of course nowhere to be found on the system itself and found it searching online. The good thing is that it can be done.

    Bundled software: Fairly clean of 3rd party promo-ware, except for McAfee, for which I needed to run an uninstaller downloaded from McAfee since uninstalling it from Windows doesn't completely removed it, and it was installed even while I did not accept it on the initial setup screen.

    It also installed Alexa for PC and Spotify. This was simple to remove. There were also a couple of 'promo' stuff that was easily removed. What amused me is the plethora of Dell-branded utility tools this comes with, some of them redundant. Some drivers installed via Microsoft store or Microsoft upgrade, others via Dell Support Assist and others from Dell Update. There's also a collection of tools from Intel, NVidia, audio and Wi-Fi 'helper' tools. A bit too much for someone that prefers clean installs. Anyways, all of this works fine and it's to be expected in about every Windows laptop.

    Packaging: Arrived in a Del shipping box, with inside contains a nice black reusable box (made of recycled materials) and the computer and each component came wrapped in a cellophane-like cover.

    The only caveats for me, is that for a system intended for creative work, the screen should've come calibrated and management of the external ports (GPU vs Intel) could be improved. Also, Pen support would've been useful even though it's not a 2-in-1 system.

    Overall, very pleased with this system, considering this is Dell's current-flagship system, it's as good as it gets on a 17" professional Windows system.

    Sep 01, 2021 23:39
  • Review by KMiller, 8 out of 10
    Excellent laptop for the college-bound student

    I typically veer away from Dell when shopping for laptops, but I must admit this one won me over. Out of the box the first thing I noticed was how sturdy this laptop feels. The aluminum shell gives it a premium feel from the typical plastic most laptops are built with, with the only tradeoff being that it feels slightly heavier.

    As advertised, this laptop comes with a 17” UHD infinity edge screen but the body of the laptop is the same size (if not smaller) than most 15” laptops. I was so surprised by the compact size of this laptop that I had to measure the screen because it didn’t seem like it could possibly be 17”. Sure enough, the screen does measure at 17” and when placed side-by-side with my 15.6” laptop, the two bodies are nearly the same size. While the bodies between the two laptops are nearly identical in size, the screen of the Dell is noticeably larger and superior. The screen is crisp, with vibrant coloring, and the infinity edge means there is practically no dead space within the body of the screen – as opposed to the wide borders on the screen of my 15.6” laptop. The touchscreen is very accurate as well.

    The keyboard has more of a soft touch aspect to it than my older laptop, and its size and layout makes it very comfortable to use. The mousepad is much larger than many laptops but doesn’t appear to be problematic when typing. The mousepad is also very responsive and accurate, but I still prefer to use a regular mouse. Since the only available ports are the four thunderbolt / USB-C ones, Dell is kind enough to include a small adapter with one USB-A port and one regular HDMI port. The laptop also comes with a built-in SD card reader and, surprisingly, a headphone/microphone jack.

    The performance of this laptop is excellent, as expected, as it is well equipped. The included features are not only superb for performance but also longevity, which is why I think this would be an excellent laptop for a college-bound student. It’s definitely a bit of splurge in the price, but between the equipped features, compact size, and aluminum shell, this laptop should be very dependable for many years. This would even be a great laptop for the self-employed professional.

    PROs

    - Performance & features

    - Compact design

    - UHD infinity edge screen

    - Soft touch, backlit keyboard

    - Aluminum shell

    - Battery life

    - Included USB-B and HDMI adapter

    - Almost zero fan noise

    CONs

    - Numeric keypad is not included

    - Adequate cooling still a concern - (After loading a big Windows update, the bottom of the laptop felt really warm, but I could not feel the heat on the keyboard side. I did not have any noticeable heat when running multiple programs including Adobe Lightroom.)

    - Price

    - Slightly annoyed with the location and lack of identification of the power button – it’s on the keyboard, top right button next to the delete button, without any marking on it.

    Sep 07, 2021 00:58
  • Review by Leonardo, 8 out of 10
    Good with exceptions

    This is the newly updated 17" version of the XPS lineup, and the 11th generation Intel processors paired with nVidia's 3060 GPU gives it a respectable boost in performance. With an impressive 4k touch screen at 16:10 ratio screen, it gives you the 17" screen experience in a 15.6" laptop package. On paper, this laptop is quite spectacular and even more so in person.

    FORM:

    The laptop itself is built really solidly. While no aluminum feel on the palm rest, the rest of the chassis is metal and little to no flex around the laptop at all. None in the keyboard, and very little on the lid when closed. This is quite impressive as it is a slim laptop design and very few have been able to achieve that. Speakers located on the sides of the keyboard gives you a little more fidelity than the ones that are usually above. Overall, there are no complaints about the form of the laptop.

    PERFORMANCE:

    For the most part, the laptop's hardware performs as expected. Userbenchmark shows all hardware landing at or above average. The given hardware is needed to handle all the extra pixels in the 4k screen. So far, every day usage has showed no slowness or lagginess when moving things around the screen. The laptop is extremely responsive and has one of the highest single core performance available. The multicore performance is also respectable, comparable to the 4800H from AMD. Overall, a lot of horsepower to get you through your tasks.

    FUNCTIONALITY:

    This part of the review can be subjective, as a lot of it is opinion based. To be frank, the usability of this laptop does not match up to its specs. It just feels like corners were cut when designing it and that is not what is expected from such an expensive laptop. For starters, the thermals are all over the place. Many times, it will hit it's cap at 100 degrees celsius doing basic tasks and running programs, and the cpu will throttle down. If you want to use this as a gaming laptop, your games may start lagging partway in as the high temperatures force the gpu and cpu to throttle. I was unable to keep constant framerates without using a dedicated laptop cooler. The touchpad is also huge, which seems great at first, but you will soon find it quite annoying as your palms will continuously rest over it while typing. On the topic of typing, the keyboard is very lacking. It is not fun to type on as the keys don't have enough bounciness and feels a little sloppy resulting in more typos. Once you get used to it, you'll start to realize that there is a lack of useful function keys. This may be a 15.6" form factor, but they could have done with putting media keys separately above or something. There's no next/previous, and there's even a key that has no extra function. At the very least, the F9 key could have been a touchpad disable/enable function. If this laptop was meant to be productive, it should have gave the users a more functional keyboard layout. Also, no light or even an image on the power button? There's definitely some questionably design choices and it affects day-to-day usability quite a bit. For reference, I've been using this laptop to program remotely. One last hindrance is that this laptop has NO USB-A ports. Another questionable design as even plugging in your mouse or a USB drive will be a hassle. The do provide you a dongle that has just one USB and HDMI port, but it attaches flimsily and not something you'd use rigorously.

    CONCLUSION:

    So you've landed on the laptop and want to see if it's a good fit for you. It does have an impressive screen, one of the best I have used thus far. Very sharp and bright images, which will be extremely useful for the creative user. Price to performance, this laptop falls short. This is NOT a gaming laptop and just passable as a programming laptop. However, for the creative crowd who are into video editing or graphics on the go, this may be a very viable choice. It has the power and tools necessary to give you the edge in creating your best product.

    Sep 21, 2021 18:35
  • Review by KansasMeddlingMom, 10 out of 10
    My Dream Laptop

    Dell certainly did a good job imaging and designing this computer. First, we have to look at the way it comes packaged. It comes in a sleek, black, magnetic close tab box-very sexy and classy. So, right out of the gate, this certainly presents itself as a great and beloved present to not only yourself, but to anyone special who would benefit from a computer like this. The silver outside with the graphite keyboard is smooth and stylish, yet not too gaudy of a design. The box that they place it in is thicker and well insulated against bumps and bangs which was a good thing since the outer cardboard box that this designer box that this computer was nestled in arrived in from FedEx shipping took a little bit of abuse during the shipping processing

    As you unwrap and open the “gift” box, you see the laptop and It is wedged in the stamped plastic pretty good, so watch trying to get the laptop out. When you first feel the laptop in your hands, you can feel the time and precision Dell put into this computer. In fact, this unit is quite weighty, but not so much that it is not portable. It is not made of cheap plastic molding; again, you can feel the weight of all that they did to make sure the components are kept safe. When you first power on the computer Cortona walks you through the whole setup stage, from the keyboard style, to the facial recognition, all the way to the WIFI setup and registration of the computer. I also enjoy how I can log in under my Microsoft account, I was seamlessly able to jump right into my existing emails and download my Word programming and all my saved documents and files. With the amount of RAM this device has, I have no problems updating and downloading software. I love how the keyboard is made out of carbon fiber and has matte black color design, alleviating fingerprints and other stuff that makes a mess. All the keys seem to respond without any noticeable lag. Also, the keyboard is backlit making it easy and enjoyable to use in the dark while not interrupting anyone else that might be around you. This laptop can be used in any type of business and the one thing that was not included on the keyboard touch area was a 10 key pad, which some of us like to use as we do number digit data entry.

    The monitor allows the user a fully immersed experience and displays beautiful and sharp imaging, crisp and clean colors that aids the use of this laptop during the creative process, whether the user is an amateur or a professional in either videography, photography, business that requires printing, like a restaurant's menu or a salon's listing of services and associated pricing. In fact this would be great for not only a student in their middle and high school years during their AV classes, but the teacher that needs to prepare their handouts to their students.

    The use of creativity is part of the business world, and the software that drives and allows the user to do these jobs, must have a computer with a fast processor, a good or great video processor and plenty of RAM memory for power to multi task and do many things at one time, leaving numerous tabs open and the ease to go back and forth between tasks. To that end, I know that most low-cost notebooks and laptops are simply not going to have the umpf to do the job.

    Overall, this laptop is great-plenty of speed, precision, storage, and memory that allows the gamer, the coder, the videographer, the photographer, the student, the teacher, the business person, etc. the ability to do and use any software, no matter how difficult the task i

    Sep 02, 2021 17:45
  • 9.4score
    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
    ASUS - ZenBook Flip 15 Q528EH 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - GTX1650 Max-Q - 512GB SSD - Grey
    Description

    Q528EH-202.BL ASUS Laptop

    9 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.
  • 15.6" Full HD display: The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight. Display with Pantone-Validated & Eye comfort testing by TÜV Rheinland.
  • Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 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.
  • 16GB system memory for basic multitasking: Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs at the same time.
  • 512GB PCIe 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.
  • Alexa Built-In: Alexa makes it easy to voice-control your day. Whether at home or on the go, you can ask Alexa to play music, read the news, answer questions and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 MAX-Q graphics: Backed by 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • 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 CMCMom29, 8 out of 10
    This Baby is FAST!

    The unit is quite weighty. I have a Samsung Spin Notebook (also a 2-in-1) that I purchased in 2016. It is quite heavy as well. I would have thought that the unit would become lighter, especially with less on-board memory. It’s a drawback for using the computer as a tablet. It still feels awkward for me to hold, which is one reason I didn’t use the Spin in that mode much.

    It’s beautiful, though. Nice graphite. Colors of the screen are exceptional. The unit is Pantone certified, which vibrancy would be expected. I tried to illustrate that in a photo but even the best photo is limited by the camera used to take it (Samsung Note20 5G).

    It’s Alexa enabled (seems like everything is now). I have the Amazon Ecosystem, but with so many devices with Alexa, using it on this unit isn’t an everyday occurrence. I can see how this would be handy when on-the-go, though. A step up from the standard Cortana.

    One delight is this thing is FAST. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a unit this fast. Setup was a breeze and didn’t take long at all. I’m used to getting impatient while Windows does whatever it does so it can do all the things. Each boot is also super-fast. No frustration if you have to restart for whatever reason.

    Battery life is crazy long. I had this unit unplugged, sitting closed, for several days on a dresser, and it was fresh. If you are using for long periods of time, the battery lasts all day (approx. 8 hrs.).

    The sound from the speakers, though, was disappointing. Quite tinny, couldn’t get a lot of volume from it. Not sure why. I have not found a laptop that has exceptional sound. It’s easy enough to use one of my Bluetooth speakers if I really need quality sound.

    Touchscreen is responsive. Fingerprints are an issue, though, as to be expected. Kids love touchscreens, and touchscreens love their prints.

    All in all, it’s a nice little unit. I like the flexibility it offers. You’ll need to realize that the memory isn’t robust (in exchange you get great speed) so you may want to get used to saving things in the cloud if you don’t already.

    Jan 13, 2021 19:58
  • Review by ETP1, 10 out of 10
    Heavy duty/quality laptop

    User Evaluation of ASUS - ZenBook Flip 15 Q528EH 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - GTX1650 Max-Q - 512GB SSD - G

    Best buy description:

    Windows 10 operating system

    Brings back the Start menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, such as the Edge web browser that lets you markup web pages on your screen.

    15.6" Full HD display

    The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight. Display with Pantone-Validated & Eye comfort testing by TÜV Rheinland.

    Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 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.

    16GB system memory for basic multitasking

    Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs at the same time.

    512GB PCIe 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.

    Alexa Built-In

    Alexa makes it easy to voice-control your day. Whether at home or on the go, you can ask Alexa to play music, read the news, answer questions and more.

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 MAX-Q graphics

    Backed by 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.

    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

    Summary report:

    Product meets or exceeds described functions. Heavy duty aluminum case. Quality build upfront!

    Only issue is one drive slot which forces the user to use an external storage unit or do a more complicated drive change. You may be able to buy the 1 TB Intel version of this m.2 stick online and see if they offer migration software. Otherwise, you may lose the Optane function with a non-Optane drive. Can’t say for sure as I have never messed with Optane NVME M.2 combo drives.

    Detailed results:

    Face recognition functions were awesome for sign on.

    Boots clean and fast even with face recognition.

    This unit was able to display 4K video through the Thunderbolt C 4 and HDMI ports as well as play 4K games that required advanced processors and Video cards. default setting. No lag time in playing mode sequences was observed. XBOX controller in BT mode worked perfect. With PC games, you may have to. BT 5.0 worked as advertised as well as the intel AX200 WIFI-6. The 512 GB Intel H10 OPTANE 32GB NVME M.2 2230 long stick is a high-end intel product.

    1080P display was clear and had no lags in fast action sequences.

    Programs ran without issues and transfer speeds were significantly faster than the other units tested (twin Thunderbolt 4 ports). Be advised that advertised transfer speeds are only for specially designed hardware to accommodate those speeds in the appropriate environment. Transfer speed was in the range of 630 MBPS for connected equipment with correct specifications ( Thunder Bolt 4 to USB C external NVME drive)(incredible to say the least). Be advised external device over-heat will truncate speeds to 70MBPS. Internet download speeds were checked and clocked 117 MBPS which is past the limit of my paid service. BT 5.0 will only transfer files if you have the proper files and equipment to do the transfer. Testing BT 5.0 transfer file rates are observed only with no specific measurements. Music files played without issue. Also, iPhone will not transfer files via BT direct to a Windows computer. Discovered that the Microsoft Edge app for iPhone will sync and download your files over the internet. Range of BT 5.0 is around 120 feet through two concrete walls and 250 feet line of site. Lossless music files, two BT 5.0 headphones, and a remote speaker were used for test (5.0 can connect to more than one BT device at a time). AX range was down the street from my house.

    Microphone/headphone jacked worked fine. Be sure to into sound settings to pick the correct micro phone device for the headset.

    Battery life was around 5 hours of heavy use, 29 hours of mixed use, and several days of occasional use with auto sleep and shutdown enabled. 1.9 hours or less for a full recharge from a 0% battery. This unit is easy on battery use. You must go into the ASUS and Windows settings to increase the speeds and amount of time before power saver kicks in. This unit is setup for maximum battery saver time.

    Case was heavy aluminum. Case was removed. 11 Torx 5 screws on the bottom with snaps holding it in place (center screw was hard to see as it as covered) . Small plastic case separator and micro flat tip screwdriver were used to remove the case. NVME stick is easy to replace but is the only SSD slot on the MOBO. Also since it has a built in 32GB Intel Optane chip inside the Intel NVME M10 2280 combo stick, cloning will be more difficult to a standard NVME stick. Battery is user replaceable!

    Be advised that most of the Torx 5 bits online are soft tipped and will not work. I got lucky and went to Lowes and PU a Craftsman set that actually worked.

    Test process:

    Computer was set up with all Windows 10 and all ASUS updates completed (only Defender activated). Oct 2020 Version of the FW was installed. Asus IA software that came with the unit was used for scans and updates (Very useful tool-be sure to install this one).

    Driver/software updates:

    ZenBook Flip 15 Q528 Driver & Tools | 2-in-1 PCs | ASUS USA

    ZenBook Flip 15 Q528 BIOS & FIRMWARE | 2-in-1 PCs | ASUS USA

    Test equipment:

    4K Computer monitor, high end 4K Sony TVs, HDMI cables, USB C video cables and adapters, Mini DP cables and adapters, external DVD drives, NVME external devices, Micro SD cards and adapters, USB C/3.1/3.0 adapters, USB memory sticks, Linksys - MX10 Velop AX5300 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System (2-Pack) - White, Mapped drives on both Velop nodes, Sony BT 5.0 headphones, wired headset, Generic 5.0 headphones, handheld microphone, Belkin BT 5.0 speaker, Microsoft BT 5.0 mouse, Ethernet cable, game pass+paid games, 15” case from BB.

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    Key specifications

    • ZenBook Flip 15 Q528 | 2-in-1 PCs | ASUS USA

    SSD Link:

    Intel® Optane™ Memory H10 with Solid State Storage (32GB + 512GB, M.2 80mm PCIe 3.0, 3D XPoint™, QLC) 189613

    Technical Specifications

    Essentials

    Capacity

    512 GB

    Product Collection

    Intel® Optane™ Memory H10 with Solid State Storage

    Status

    Launched

    Launch Date

    Q2'19

    Use Conditions

    PC/Client/Tablet

    Performance

    Sequential Bandwidth - 100% Read (up to)

    2300 MB/s

    Sequential Bandwidth - 100% Write (up to)

    1300 MB/s

    Random Read (8GB Span) (up to)

    320000 IOPS

    Random Write (8GB Span) (up to)

    250000 IOPS

    Latency - Read

    7 µs

    Latency - Write

    18 µs

    Power - Active

    5.8W

    Power - Idle

    L1.2 : <13mW

    Reliability

    Operating Temperature (Maximum)

    70 °C

    Operating Temperature (Minimum)

    0 °C

    Vibration - Operating

    2.17 GRMS (5-700 Hz) Max

    Vibration - Non-Operating

    3.13 GRMS (5-800 Hz) Max

    Shock (Operating and Non-Operating)

    1000 G / 0.5 ms and 1500 G / 0.5 ms

    Operating Temperature Range

    0°C to 70°C

    Endurance Rating (Lifetime Writes)

    150 TBW

    Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

    1.6 Million Hours

    Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER)

    < 1 sector per 10^15 bits read

    Warranty Period

    5 yrs

    Supplemental Information

    Description

    Introducing the new Intel® Optane™ Memory H10 with Solid State Storage which combines two breakthrough technologies, Low-latency Intel® Optane™ technology and high-density Intel® QLC 3D NAND in a single M.2 2280 form factor.

    Package Specifications

    Weight

    Less than 10 grams

    Form Factor

    M.2 22 x 80mm

    Interface

    PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe

    Advanced Technologies

    Enhanced Power Loss Data Protection

    Yes

    Temperature Monitoring and Logging

    Yes

    End-to-End Data Protection

    Yes

    Intel® Rapid Start Technology

    Yes

    Multi model manuals:

    ZenBook Flip 15 Q528 Manual | 2-in-1 PCs | ASUS USA

    Best Buy link

    ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 Q528EH 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop Intel Core i7 16GB Memory GTX1650 Max-Q 512GB SSD Grey Q528EH-202.BL - Best Buy

    Support links

    ZenBook Flip 15 Q528 FAQ | 2-in-1 PCs | ASUS USA

    Customer replaceable options:

    Only one M.2 NVME slot which is occupied.

    Battery

    Final suggestions:

    Be careful using the one-drive online storage as it will auto load everything from you HD until it fills up. You can go into settings and customize this but to me it easier to disable it during set up. You can always turn it on later and only upload select files if you need that function. This issue caught me off guard a second time while I was wondering why the laptop was not blazing fast. User error for sure.

    Also don’t add features that you don’t need during the setup. Only install items that are actually on your must have list. These items can be changed later as needed.

    Run a clean mean machine when you can.

    I never run two antivirus software packages on a computer. The built into the Windows 10 core system has Microsoft Defender embedded into the code and is outstanding in every area. Others may need additional help. YMWV

    Dec 30, 2020 02:20
  • Review by bradrobster, 10 out of 10
    Asus 15in Q528EH Laptop

    I have been looking for the right 2in1 notebook to acquire. My couple year older 2in1 i7 15in highly rated competitor needed to go to my wife since her older i5 box was starting to have issues. She is a teacher, so she is doing remote and needs the personal laptop to help her do/show lessons while using her primary work laptop for the Google meet and breakout sessions.

    So! I got this amazing Asus 15-inch Core i7 box with 16GB of RAM and a 512 SSD. This has become my baseline spec that I seek. I usually have multiple MS Office Docs/spreadsheets/ppts open at a time in addition to 20-30 tabs in Firefox and/or Chrome. I want instantaneous switching and responsiveness. With this new Asus, I am not disappointed. It is fast! Wake up from sleep is very fast and I have also noticed that the camera for facial recognition is extremely fast and accurate. I struggled with this on my last highly rated 2in1. It would try and try and finally recognize me or force me to my pin. This Asus is spot on! Literally instantly recognizes me and I am up and running.

    As far as specifics, weight is above average for this 2in1box. It weighs in at 4.19lbs which is actually heavy. To be honest, it’s hard to find a solid, feature filled 2in1 like this substantially lighter. It’s also a bit thick at .78inches. To be honest, I don’t know how many people actually use this as a “tablet”. I would think most use as a ‘tent’ to watch videos/movies. But let me be clear, this is a solid, extremely well-made laptop and that makes up for the weight and thickness in my opinion.

    Audio is supplied by onboard Harmen/Kardon. Sound is “ok” but It is important to utilize the equalizer and settings to boost the sound.

    One of the settings that I have not validated but will try to do and update is the microphone options. It features ClearVoice Mic. You have 3 different options, two of which really help the work from home crowd. You can adjust for Single presenter conference call or muti-presenter conference call. Each have optimizations and noise cancelling filters to control ambient noise in those scenarios.

    Keyboard layout on this box is great. It takes a bit of getting used to but the included number pad on the keyboard is very good, especially if you do a bunch of number crunching. Asus has made this fit in such a way that makes this almost seamless in ability to use. Backlighting is nice, again this box is solid, metal and the feel is high quality and well made.

    Battery life on this box is amazing. I repeatedly get close to 6+ hours of continuous usage but I have gotten probably around 28 hours spread across as many as 4 days without connecting the charger. This laptop so far has the least battery drain while not charging of anything I have ever had.

    The display is beautiful, it has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 Max-Q graphics with 4GB dedicated memory for a full HD 1920x1080 view. It is stunning and fast! With Alexa built in, you have all those features and for me, the ability to control all my devices right on my laptop!

    Overall, I really love this box. Solidly made, full of features. I would recommend this box!

    Feb 07, 2021 11:31
  • Review by rachareed, 10 out of 10
    Full-Time Student Casual Gamer

    This laptop moves so quickly and is able to not just open complex macro enabled spreadsheets but also I can play some pretty decent games! I have a deep seated love of MMOs and wanted something that I could casually use for games but would also fit into my school bag and not weigh 12lbs. This laptop checked all my boxes and so far exceeds my expectations!

    Mar 27, 2021 07:49
  • Review by Dianna, 10 out of 10
    Asus is always reliable

    Asus is always reliable. I love the aesthetic of the laptop. Not going to lie I did have a problem in the beginning but turns out it was a windows problem not the actual laptop (photo added). So I did a factory reset and redownloaded a new version of windows and it fixed the issue. Screen is bright, it's compact, volume is better than my old asus laptop but I sometimes prefer a sound box. Another con is the placement of the power button bc I accidentally click it sometimes as well as it gets finger prints.

    Apr 16, 2021 14:14
  • Review by Erik77, 10 out of 10
    Strong built with great hardware

    First impressions:

    ____________

    When I opened the box first thing I notice was nice darkish color (charcoal I think) with clear silver ASUS logo. Once I took computer our I got surprised realizing that is made of beautiful aluminum housing with silver lining all around, including silver hinges. This 2 in 1 computer seem to be strongly built and I think is great for those who travel, or students and IT Field technicians. While some might disagree I think it’s perfect size and perfect weight too, at least for me. Solid quality built with great design and materials, for sure.

    Connections/Ports:

    ____________

    This computer has one HDMI port, two USB type C ports (which can be used for video as well - with adapters), one USB 3.0, microphone jack input and SD card reader slot.

    Hardware:

    ____________

    This computer has great selection of hardware which some of are:

    • Intel I7-1165G7 Processor – 11th generation 4 cores/8 threads Intel processor with true learning intelligence that learns and adapts to your needs

    • 16GB RAM – Will make your multitasking easy and switching between applications fast and smooth

    • 512GB PCIe SSD with Intel Optane+ - Will improve even more your boot time and accelerate system performance

    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 MAX-Q graphics + Intel Iris Xe – deliver great clean graphics in high video resolution

    • Web Cam – That work great with Windows Hello technology and does great at web meetings

    • 15.6” Touch screen display – 1920x1080 Full HD LED backlight. Display with Pantone-Validated & Eye comfort testing by TÜV Rheinland.

    • WiFi 6 AX – Will delivered greater speeds and better connectivity

    Summary:

    ____________

    Thanks to SSD drive this device has very fast startup. After startup I must mention Windows Hello biometric login which makes everything safer, quicker and easier. Chicklet style backlit keyboard seems to be very pleasant and very quiet and in combination with fairly large mousepad and 15,6” touch screen (1080p) it definitely can make your work more pleasant and efficient. In addition to fairly large 15.6” display you can connect additional monitors either by full size HDMI port or by using USB type C port and adapter and either way they are preforming great. I have tested mine in 2K resolution (2560x1440) and monitor worked flawless but I have no doubt that it can do 4K as well. In times when almost everyone does remote work or school it’s important to say that it has integrated web camera (720p, 30fps, HDR and digital video stabilization), integrated noise-canceling microphone and great Herman/Kardon speakers which are delivery great sound regardless do you attend a web meeting, watch a movie, play music or something else. When it comes to storage 512GB it’s not really plenty but I would always trade quantity for quality and with that in mind this 512GB SSD is great package deal. This computer has Alexa built in which in addition to existing Cortana and both of them could be very helpful during the busy days, from finding and open files to playing your favorite music, reorder supply’s from Amazon or even controlling your home devices without interrupting of your work tasks. Computer seems to be incredibly quiet even when the fan is working and I believe that adding cooling vents to 3 sizes plus bottom of the computer was great idea. I must mention Windows Inc which is really helpful especially in tablet mode and lets you mark your presentation, write on items or sign documents. Thanks to its hardware this computer is blazing fast and handles any task without any issues. Battery last for 5 hours while I used computer for browsing, research and listened some music. I must add this ASUS computer comes up with DropBox promotional deal of 25GB storage for 1 year – free.

    Pros:

    ____________

    Metal housing

    2 in 1 computer / tablet

    Intel I7 high end CPU

    Learning & adaptive processor

    SSD drive

    Screen resolution

    Touch screen

    Display technology

    USB Type C ports which can be used as display ports

    WiFi 6

    Chicklet style backlit keyboard

    Cons:

    __________

    None really

    Jan 01, 2021 18:45
  • Review by hahanson, 10 out of 10
    Smooth and Sleek Do Everything Laptop

    The Asus Q528EH ZenBook Flip 15 does pretty much everything you need a laptop to do, and does it very well. Build quality is excellent -- slim but with a heavy, robust feel. The solid back-lit keyboard and excellent touchpad gives adds to this premium feel. The gorgeous brushed metal laptop exterior is labeled as "US Military grade" -- not sure what the means, exactly but it certainly feels solid.

    This ZenBook Flip 15 incorporates some impressive audio for a laptop. Harman Kardon front-facing speakers provide genuinely good sound. The ports are arranged nicely, if not a bit sparse running along either side of the laptop and includes an audio port, a single USB A port, two USB C ports, and card reader and an HDMI port to connect a full size monitor.

    The FHD 15" touchscreen provides a crisp, colorful display and the 2-in-1 configuration allows you to go from work/productivity to a movie machine or a tablet-like browser.

    Productivity is handled capably by the 11th gen. Core i7 and 16 Gb of RAM. The 512 Gb SSD could be a little bigger but provides a reasonalbe amount of storage space. Gaming performance is respectable thanks the Geforce GTX 1650. It won't compete with the latest flagship gaming laptops, but does a solid job of running most games with reasonable quality settings.

    As would be expected with a higher end PC, the Operating System is Windows 10 Professional, which is important if you need to connect to your work network and don't want to fork over and $100 for an upgrade from Windows 10 Home. If you like assistants, this Zenbook is Alexa compatible.

    If you're looking for a portable desktop that will get things done with the ability to play some games while offering lots of flexibility, the Asus Q528EH ZenBook Flip 15 is an excellent choice.

    Jan 04, 2021 12:39
  • Review by mrjlwilliams, 10 out of 10
    I like it!

    So I've been using this for about 3 to 5 days, and here's my thoughts so far.

    Battery life is MUCH better than I thought it would be, really impressed. I hooked up a 34 inch wide screen, and that is when it drains a little bit faster. But I'd say plug it in when using an external monitor.

    The screen is beautiful, and shows colors pretty accurately. The keyboard isn't my favorite, because the number pad on the right is not like my previous laptop. The 0 key is in a different place. Other than that, typing on it is fantastic.

    The performance of the laptop overall, is simply fast and fluid.

    Another thing is this laptop is HEAVY, really heavy. So make sure have a good nap when carrying it.

    The camera is decent like most other laptops, so you'll be able to video chat and do things others can do with the front camera.

    It has lots of ports, so you'll have the basics and more to connect extras for me connectivity.

    It's a nice laptop, same I'd recommend it to you.

    Dec 31, 2020 13:04
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back to work the moment inspiration strikes: With Fast Charging, all-day battery¹ and Instant On, you can get back to work right now, tonight, or tomorrow. Surface Pro 7 stands ready to take your ideas to the next level whenever you are.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Isaiah, 10 out of 10
    Perfect upgrade for Samsung Note Pro 12.2

    OS: Windows 10. I have been on the same ecosystem since I could type, so very pleased it's running like a gem.

    Login: no fingerprint, but so far the facial detection runs great with no hassle.

    Touchscreen is sensitive and precise, with option for calibration. I suggest getting the bundle, so the keyboard and pen come with the package.

    Kickstand: been using my Pro 7 for 3 months now and hinges are sturdy and stable.

    Weight: considering it's literally a laptop masquerading as a tablet, it's got a bit more weight to it than your typical Samsung Tab's or iPads.

    Double speakers on the sides are awesome!

    Cameras are above average, but I doubt you'd use this tablet to do a lot of shooting in the field. But resolution is decent for your typical Skype, Zoom, and Messengers meetings.

    Specs for eval: core i5, 128 gb storage, 8gb RAM.

    Jul 15, 2020 10:45
  • Review by AylinC, 8 out of 10
    Love it!

    I love this device. I wanted to get the i7 one but decided to go with the i5 instead and I don’t regret it. It’s very fast when it comes to turn it on and off, loading up apps and downloading things. It handles multiple apps running on the same time. It does heat up sort of fast but it’s fine. Doesn’t affect how things are running. The device does scratch up easy so I’d be careful. But other than that, it’s really awesome. I’m able to do my work, read, write, and watch movies, play games in this tablet. The battery life last for a good while and I don’t even do battery saver.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:53
  • Review by BustaAndroidNow, 10 out of 10
    For the busy man of the house.

    I am not a tech guy in the least though I love anything that makes my life just alittle less hectic and brings a semblance of order to it and I must say the Surface Pro 7 has yet to disappoint. Although I have an iPhone I choose the Surface Pro 7 because I needed something compact but, also with enough RAM to run programs like Photoshop since I tattoo and create digital art. I got the best of both worlds...a tablet and a fully capable laptop. If you need something more than to watch cartoons on or chase Twitter feeds....then this is what you need. The. Pen does not lag, which is definitely a

    Plus...and I love the the detachable keyboard/cover. Great all the way around

    Apr 28, 2021 20:01
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Great hybrid device that crosses many lines.

    I am a dyed in the wool Mac user, and I chose this device as my first Windows 10 box. I have a lot to say about the surface pro, but I would say that unless you need a really powerful machine, this is pretty close to perfect. You can dock it and use it as a desktop, attach a keyboard and use it as a laptop, or sit on the sofa and use it as a tablet. Does Windows 10 as a tablet have issues? Yep, big time. But this hardware is top notch and perfect for email, writing, productivity, watching video, and most other things people want to do with a computer. I'd grab more than 128 GB if this is your only device or you're a pretty serious hobbyist. The keyboard and pen are worth adding on, which increase the price by a lot, but it's a great experience.

    Jun 05, 2021 16:53
  • Review by Darrell, 10 out of 10
    Great So Far

    I wanted something smaller and lighter than my Surface Book, so I went with the Surface Pro. This model fits well into the pocket sleeve in my portfolio unlike my Surface Book which goes in my backpack. The colored keyboard, mouse, and stylus are nice options. Furthermore, the Surface Pro can also use my docking station allowing me to use an additional dual monitor setup as well as the Surface Pro monitor itself. If you like dual monitors, try three.

    Feb 28, 2020 17:34
  • Review by NCB86, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro 7

    This Surface Pro 7 is a Excellent product to get its great quality and very convenient to use at Home are on the go.

    Sep 25, 2021 16:25
  • Review by Alphonso, 10 out of 10
    Great tablet that is universal

    My wife loves it! The flexibility for having a tablet when you want and a laptop when you choose is the best. She also loves the programs that seem to be very easy. Only complaints is that lack of options for the kick stand.

    Jul 15, 2020 16:34
  • Review by Bee2e, 8 out of 10
    Really Nice Computer!

    It was a gift for my husband on Fathers Day and he LOVES IT! The reason I chose this laptop was because my sister has one and she has had it for at least 3 to 4 years and it works like a charm.

    Jul 03, 2020 19:48
  • 9.2score
    Lenovo - Yoga 7i 2-in-1 15.6" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Slate Grey
    Description

    The Lenovo™ Yoga™ 7i 15" 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® 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.
  • 15.6" Full HD 10-point multitouch screen: 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.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced 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.
  • 256GB 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 4.18 lbs. and measures 0.76" thin: Lightweight design, featuring a slightly smaller screen and omitting the DVD/CD drive for improved portability. 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 GingerbreadMan29, 10 out of 10
    Nice Bang for the Buck

    I needed a new work computer. Wanted a 15" to lessen the strain on my eyes from looking nat spreadsheets all day. This checked all the boxes USB-C charging, touchscreen, number keypad.

    A few days in I'm more than pleased with the resolution if the display. The keyboard is an adjustment but I'll benefit from the numberpad in the long run. Machine came with Windows 11 Home installed. Haven't had the opportunity to explore new features. Applications load fast and it wakes immediately using the fingerprint scanner. Speakers aren't that great but I have connected to an external display with speakers. I have not tweaked sound settings yet.

    Definitely not an Ultrabook, the heft is there. Not unwieldy but wouldn't want to transport daily. I considered the Samsung Galaxy Pro 360 but the Yoga 7i was a no brainer given it's almost half the price.

    Oct 17, 2021 10:50
  • Review by Frannied, 10 out of 10
    Lenvo Yoga 7i

    Lenova Yoga 7I light weight. Can be used as a tablet or laptop. Up grades right away to windows 11. 7i processor is fast. I was able to link up to my micosoft account right away. Comes with finger print acess for added security. Great graphics. So far i enjoy my experience.

    Nov 04, 2021 03:04
  • Review by Debeburks, 10 out of 10
    My First Lenovo laptop

    I have only had my laptop a weeks but so far I really like it.

    The back lite keyboard is nice and the screen size is perfect for me.

    The laptop is light weight .

    Anthony transfered my data from my old laptop to my new one and because I have the beta plan it was included. He did a great job and put everything where I wanted it.

    I am a happy senior right now.

    Sep 04, 2021 07:57
  • Review by Nanabg, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo Laptop

    First time to buy a Lenovo laptop. I had always had mainly Dell and a couple of HP so I was skeptical. I absolutely love my Lenovo Yoga. I would definitely recommend a Lenovo laptop. Thank you!

    Aug 28, 2021 14:48
  • Review by Sayy, 8 out of 10
    Great purchase

    I loveeee this laptop so far. I have done some research and spoke to many different sales reps before purchasing. Only reason I give it a 4 out of 5 is I can not find a hard shell case for it! I have a three year old who is sometimes a little rough!

    Feb 04, 2021 07:53
  • Review by Tyeshan, 10 out of 10
    Greatness

    I love everything about this computer. The screen is huge, it's an ear of use, I adore the keyboard light, the battery life (omg, the linear I've used).. just great all around and my 5 year old loves it abs uses it easily..

    Jan 06, 2021 04:21
  • Review by jacky, 10 out of 10
    worth every penny

    My pic says it all, just check it out.

    ...............

    Feb 01, 2021 11:00
  • Review by Fresman, 10 out of 10
    Pretty great purchase

    Great purchase. I think the screen hurts my head after a certain point, but that’s just a reminder to limit my screen time. I’m a freshman in college and it’s definitely doing a great job. I don’t really have anything negative to say about it.

    Sep 05, 2021 20:01
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Premium performance on the go: Powered by Qualcomm®, the new custom Microsoft SQ1 processor delivers multitasking laptop performance, all-day battery life¹, and fast LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • No Wi-Fi, no problem: In addition to Wi-Fi, every model comes enabled with blazing-fast LTE Advanced Pro³ connectivity.
  • See more and do more on 13" screen: The virtually edge-to-edge high-resolution PixelSense™ display touch screen and Surface signature 3:2 ratio give you more workspace. Ambient light sensing automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Our thinnest Surface ever⁹: Perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle - sleek and slim, in Matte Black, Surface Pro X is just 7.33mm thin and starts at 1.7 pounds.²
  • Modern connections for multitasking: Two USB-C™ ports allow connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
  • Your laptop, your way: The next-generation laptop features the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw, write, work, and play more naturally.
  • Complete your experience with powerful accessories that are always at your fingertips: Make it a full laptop and portable studio with Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, Slim Pen*, and Surface Arc Mouse.*
  • Next-generation laptop-grade performance with on-the-go mobility: Up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of storage.⁴
  • All-day battery life: Up to 13 hours¹, and the ability to go from empty to full fast - about 80% in just under an hour.⁸ Comes with Instant On and improved battery standby that extends your battery when you're away.¹
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • You are the password: Log in securely with Windows Hello sign-in, a fast and secure way to unlock Surface Pro X.
  • Work without an office: Get more done with Office 365* and quickly accomplish everyday tasks with fast web browsing in Microsoft Edge and Chrome.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Culpepper, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro 7 - Awesome buy.

    I purchased this to replace a laptop that I was having issues with things loading. So far I love the ease that comes with the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. I haven't done too much on it yet as I am still getting things set up on it. The plan is for this to be the device I use when I am not at home and need to work on school stuff. Purchased as a bundle with the keyboard and then decided to purchase the pen as well. I love having the pen as I do not use a mouse with this and I can use the pen to scroll on webpages and all that. I definitely recommend purchasing a case for the device to give yourself more protection. The only thing I have had so far is that is did freeze up on me once and I had to hold the power button down until it shut down and then restarted it. Have not had the issue again.

    Feb 22, 2021 11:03
  • Review by Prelude428, 10 out of 10
    Wow! Very nice upgrade!

    Coming from an sp3 and this one is a huge step up! I don’t think it would be a big difference but happy we made the upgrade!

    Apr 09, 2021 17:12
  • Review by SurfacePro7, 8 out of 10
    Quite the Upgrade Surface Pro 2 to Surface Pro 7

    This Surface Pro 7 is a replacement for my old Surface Pro 2. It's bigger and shinier and faster and bigger inside :-). I especially like that we got the Type Cover. My old one's battery got too tired to recharge and you don't replace those; so it was time for a new one. It gave me 7 years of great service and I'm hoping to get at least the same from this one.

    So far it works the same as the old one. My only problem is that it goes to sleep and doesn't want to wake up. I have worked around that by adjusting the settings to not let it go into deep sleep. I haven't tested the battery life yet to see if it lasts all day unplugged.

    I really like having the Type Cover both for inputting data and for protecting the glass when in transit. Would highly recommend getting that and it is a nice keyboard as well.

    Jun 01, 2021 18:20
  • Review by Abraham, 10 out of 10
    8gb memory I5 256g ssd model

    Great tablet/computer. I got this when it was on sale for $999 primarily for design since I do custom made cake toppers using Affinity Designer. This laptop meets and exceeds my expectations:) I didn’t want to carry around a laptop around and this is very lightweight and performs as should using these designs programs including Adobe Illustrator. The resolution is far better than my laptop (HP).

    I bought the keyboard later down the road and the pen works amazing. I’m glad I’ve made this investment.

    Mar 13, 2020 16:24
  • Review by Alexis19, 10 out of 10
    Surface Pro

    I love this computer! I’m in college so I wanted something small but I could carry around with me with no trouble and this is perfect. It does anything I need it to and converts into a tablet if I need to take notes for class! Overall 5/5

    Mar 20, 2020 21:51
  • Review by Patty, 10 out of 10
    Buy it.

    It is a great tablet, i use it Monday to Saturday for work and it is very practical. Very slick and modern. All my friends and coworkers ask what brand is it, the system is very fast and the colors and all look phenomenal. I really recommend it for work, school or just pure entertainment. 100% recommended.

    Jul 30, 2021 17:18
  • Review by JCFan, 10 out of 10
    A jack of all trades!

    The 7th version of Microsoft's tablet is another evolution in the tried and true design with no real changes from last year other than the addition of the USB-C port. Internally you'll get the latest 10th gen Dual or Quad core processors depending on the model you choose. What makes this a great device (with the mandatory type cover; you'll need and want this) is that it can suit so many diverse use cases. Want a tablet? Check. Need a laptop? Check. Want to take notes for school or work or draw (again, with the optional pen)? Check. If you have the ability to get all of the accessories like the Type Cover, Pen, and Docking Station, you'll have a device that can do it all (except serious gaming). It can be expensive getting all the accessories but it makes up for it by being really good at pretty much everything. Cameras on front and back make it easy to chat or grab a quick photo. The kickstand lets you set almost any angle you'd like. The display is super sharp and clear for watching videos or viewing photos. Don't skimp on the RAM and get at least the 8GB versions. The i5 versions have no fan and always remain quiet and pretty cool. The i7 models have great performance but will bring a fan along that you'll hear if you are pushing performance. Overall, a highly recommended device.

    Nov 08, 2019 15:48
  • Review by ReverendDC, 10 out of 10
    What An Upgrade!!

    After buying into the "Surface Life" with a surplus Surface Pro 2, I was hooked on the Microsoft Surface Pro series. No other device offers the functionality, portability, and power in such a small, light device. While carrying dual core Intel processors for the first 5 generations of devices, it surpassed expectations in productivity and, yes, even gaming in a system that often exceeded the performance of similarly spec'd computers.

    I purchased a Surface Pro 6 a short 6 months ago, and the bounce was noticeable. With an i5 boasting 4c/8t performance, even at the "entry level" 128GB system (not counting the m3, which was not worthy of the "Pro" label) and NO FAN (the Pro 6 and 7 i5 models share this trait, as fans in tablets are WRONG) and 8GB of RAM, gaming on a tablet (along with that pesky productivity ability) became a thing.

    When the Surface Pro 7 came out a short month ago, it looked like a very minor refresh, with the biggest changes being a USB-C port replacing the miniDP and a two generation jump from the Intel 8th gen to 10th gen graphics...most reviews looked to be accurate with a solid "meh."

    Since my wife also wanted a Pro, the time had come to decided upon another 6 or to move to a 7 (don't worry, she got a laptop too...Merry Christmas!). Even with the steep discounts for the Pro 6s, I HATE being behind. The Surface Pro 7 it was...

    ...and it was the correct choice, indeed. While the 1035G4 didn't appear to be too much of an increase from the 8250 of the Pro 6, in reality, the jump in pure power is exceptional. One wouldn't think so with the drop in base frequency to 1.1 GHz, but the boost speed is greater, and, due to the excellent thermals of the Pros themselves, maintains higher than base clocks the huge majority of the time when under any load. In addition, the overlooked Iris Pro graphics now come close to matching the Nvidia base MX150 graphics in games with 48 ECs vs the 24 ECs in the UHD 620 setup, although the frequency stays the same on both. Guild Wars 2 dailies, Battlefield 4 (4!!!!), Elite Dangerous...not only doable, but fun...in a tablet (NO FAN).

    The jump from DDR3 to DDR4 is another update that doesn't look big on paper, but works wonders for the overall device speed.

    The USB-C port (no, NOT Thunderbolt 3) is a welcome change from the miniDP port, and the dongle life has never been easier to carry as a result. This change alone easily reduces the dongles required from 5-10 (depending on your needs) to a maximum of 1 the majority of the time (a sweet USB-C hub with the original DP, VGA, HDMI, multiple USB 3 ports and an ethernet port are not hard to find at a reasonable price). Likewise, the charging capabilities through both the Surface Connector and the USB-C port make for an excellent means of always staying charged.

    The screen, always a strong suite of the line, remains, as does the awesome removable keyboard; neither required an update. A small color accuracy update would have been great for the screen, but not truly necessary. The pen and Arc mouse remain great, but not necessary accessories (the argument could be made that the Surface isn't truly complete without the Surface Pen, though).

    In addition, in one of the truly underrated updates, the WiFi chipset was FINALLY updated to an Intel model from the previously atrocious Marvell chips on the Pro 6 and earlier...and it comes with WiFi 6 for futureproofing. This is a HUGE update, and maintains both speed and connection in a far better manner. We aren't even mentioning the Bluetooth 5 capability.

    Audio jack (ahem, Apple), external microSD card slot, the very unappreciated Instant On with Windows Hello functionality, excellent build quality, 1024 levels of touch sensitivity, wonderful stereo speakers, front and rear decent cameras with excellent audio capture for conference calls, literally MILLIONS of tried and true Win32 applications...the benefits go on and on. All in a (FANLESS) tablet. Oh, and Windows 10.

    A perfect device, then? Um...no. No LTE option?! We get the awesome Instant On, why can't we also have the Always Connected" option as well? While I'm a personal fan of the bezels (they make it a LOT easier to hold as a tablet), it is a blast from the past for many who are used to seeing the bezels shrinking into the abyss (there's the Surface Pro X for that, although...ARM...for Windows? NOT SOLD...yet). Microsoft...I know Thunderbolt 3 is a battery hog, but you really should have had this included, even as an option on some of the higher SKUs. Speaking of battery life, the firmware definitely needs tweaking (anyone with a Surface knows that this WILL happen), as the battery usage, while understandably higher because of the G4 vs UHD 620, definitely takes a hit compared to the mature 4th - 8th generation firmware and drivers (Intel tick-tock-tock-tocked their way through the last 5 generations on the 14nm process). Microsoft (again), if you are going to call this a 2-in-1, then you should include the keyboard. Enough of this nickel/diming (more like $50/$100-ing) for essential and much desired equipment, like the KEYBOARD. Once you use the Pen, you will not know how you lived without it (the response is almost as good as the Apple Pencil in response time, and the feel is wonderful), but it's $100 as well...with a non-recharging battery?! Why does the Surface PRO (PRO) series NOT INCLUDE WINDOWS PRO?! Which brings us to...

    ...dat price doe!!!! Although I proudly live the "Surface Life," the cost of entry is truly Apple-esque. "Value" in this case really depends on the user and use cases. If you are looking for a content delivery system, go buy a base iPad or Samsung tablet (or an Amazon Fire if you are one of THOSE PEOPLE). However, the old adage of "the best tool for the job is the one you have with you" remains true, and you will find yourself bringing the less than 2 pounds of a full and powerful Windows device with you everywhere far more often than that 15" (or even 13") laptop that can weigh twice as much with far more plastic involved. This is a system for business users, prosumers, and those who want a jewelry-like Windows tablet that matches and even exceeds (in some ways) the design savoir faire of the fruit people, and has a price to match. The "value" proposition then is not a one-to-one comparison, but a one-to-two or one-to-three comparison (replacing a laptop and a tablet with one device). Even cheap end equipment will add up to the cost of a single Surface Pro 7 on the low i5 end in these cases, and adds up to much more for mid range stuff, like an iPad Pro and an "Ultrabook."

    It's also a great content consumption device.

    In conclusion, if you want a great, well designed tablet/laptop thing that is easy to carry, easy to pack, has great power and battery life on demand, and just plain works, this is one of the best options on the market, and well worth the price of admission. If you are looking for an update from the Pro 5 or earlier, it's a no-brainer, especially with a ton of trade-in options (right now, Best Buy is guaranteeing $200 or more dollars with a Surface Pro trade in, any generation). If you have a Surface Pro 6 and no pressing need to push your gaming envelope or cut down on the donglage, the Pro 7 is still a great update option, but not one that will move most peoples' meter too much. If you are looking at a new "Ultrabook" or replacement for a productivity laptop, look no further. A great option for every occasion!

    Nov 16, 2019 00:17
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touch-Screen - Intel 10th Generation Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive - Sandstone
    Description

    Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value. Ultra-light and portable profile, the apps* you use every day, premium materials, and a choice of must-have colors will make this your go-to laptop.²Up to 13 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Laptop Go Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

    16 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • A screen to fuel your dreams: 12.4”⁷ PixelsenseTM touchscreen, signature 3:2 ratio gives you the optimum space to see more, do more, and fuel your dreams.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 processor: 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.
  • 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.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • The lightest Surface Laptop yet: Take the lightest Surface Laptop with you everywhere at just 2.45 pounds.
  • Power through your day: Up to 13 hours of battery life.² Plus, recharge quickly with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour.
  • Choose your perfect match: Available in Platinum, Ice Blue and Sandstone³ all in a durable, cool metal finish. ³Available colors may vary by market.
  • 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 720p HD camera: Show your best side on video calls, meetings, and virtual get-togethers with the built-in 720p HD camera.
  • Type in comfort all day: Full-size keyboard with large, precision trackpad. Perfect for papers, presentations, emails, and more.
  • Every day, everywhere: Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value.
  • Familiar features and trusted security: Get started with convenient security and the Windows you know⁴. Enjoy amazing sound for music and shows. And, easily connect to other devices and accessories.
  • Get it done with your favorite apps: Collaborate, connect, and do your best work with the must-have everyday laptop. Power through your favorite apps, backed by all-day battery life.²
  • Windows 10 Home in S mode: Do great things with Windows 10.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mal89, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding

    In the past year I have gone through 2 Laptop computers. Unfortunately that saying you get what you pay for is true, I cannot express how HAPPY I am with this device. The picture doesn't do it justice it is very beautiful. I have the Ice Blue model Specs 10th Gen intel core i5 processor 128GB. Very fast, EXTREAMLY responsive one of if not the best computers "window" computers that is...I have ever had. The crazy part is that this is considered one of their budget models and the budget laptops I have gotten in the past TRULY are budget. This one feels different from boot up until I am finish working on the device. $600+ no isn't cheap, however then again that saying you get what you pay for rings true; a little more for a more reliable computer is well worth it. Great for kids who are learning from home, Great for work at homers like myself. Yes, you can even play games I played The Sims game, which isn't using near as much graphics or cpu as other games ; I found no issues still. My other duds would close out or not respond while playing The Sims. YOU will not be disappointed with this device. I PROMISE.

    Mar 23, 2021 21:10
  • Review by Tomas, 10 out of 10
    Small and light laptop for uni

    A nice, small and light laptop. Bought primarily for having around school. It has good enough specs to run more intensive programs such as solidworks and less intensive games. Would recommend for anyone who is looking for a decently priced, light laptop who does not want to spend a lot of money on overkill specs.

    Oct 08, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Customer, 10 out of 10
    Solid device w/premium quality device, great price

    My wife upgraded to this one from her old Surface Pro 3 and absolutely loves it! The overall feel from the body to key comfort got her attention. Awesome battery life, camera, microphones and performance.

    Oct 23, 2020 20:48
  • Review by Thora, 8 out of 10
    Good Laptop

    When I was looking to get a new laptop, I knew I wanted a surface, I just wasn’t sure which one. This one was in a good price range and was what I needed for what I was planning to do (writing). This laptop is nothing overly special per day, but it’s exactly what I needed.

    Mar 06, 2021 11:11
  • Review by J15N, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    This laptop is perfect for going to Uni online. It runs everything I need at a perfect speed. A great dupe of the MacBook for Microsoft users. Love it!

    Mar 05, 2021 16:29
  • Review by Alonso, 10 out of 10
    Perfect !

    It’s overall a very powerful computer. It’s perfect for any scenario except it doesn’t have a backlit keyboard

    May 07, 2021 20:30
  • Review by RoseGoldIsMyJam, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful Workhorse

    I am IN LOVE with this beautiful work-of-art laptop, which shows what's possible with both form and function are top notch! It's glorious to look at and effortless to work on. I haven't been so happy with a purchase in A LONG LONG TIME!!! And just when you thought things couldn't get any better, I used my new Best Buy credit card and paid it off in short order, which meant I didn't (a) have to come up with the whole purchase price at once, and (b) didn't have to spend anything in interest charges, either. I'd call the whole experience a WIN, WIN, WIN!

    Oct 18, 2021 08:17
  • Review by missCL, 10 out of 10
    Budget Friendly Laptop

    I bought this laptop for college and it does everything I need it to. I was able to play light games such as Roblox.

    Sep 15, 2021 20:43
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - Galaxy Chromebook 2 - 13.3" QLED Touch-Screen - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Fiesta Red
    Description

    Now work can be just as fun as play, thanks to the world’s first QLED Chromebook ever. Feast your eyes as you dive into your favorite past times or present your next big idea with a larger-than-life color display that’s more vibrant than ever before. With the power and speed of next-generation Intel Celeron processing, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 is powered up and ready for everyone, from the early morning tasks-master to the late-night studier. Plus, add in a sleek, compact design, and a battery that works around the clock — it’s simple to see the Galaxy Chromebook 2 has everything you need to stay in the moment, and still stay connected.

    8 Features
  • Explore your best ideas in true color: Get lost in every image with the world’s first jaw-dropping QLED Galaxy Chromebook 2 that produces 100% volume.¹
  • The power and speed you need: Whether for work, study or a good laugh, your Galaxy Chromebook 2 has next-generation Intel Celeron processor with Wi-Fi 6 GIG+ that runs super smooth and super fast, so you can bounce between what you want to do and what you’re supposed to be doing in a glance.
  • Sound that puts you in the scene: Smart Amp audio surrounds you in sound up to 178% louder than normal amps, so you can leave the outside world behind.
  • Sleek design mode to stand out: Make the perfect pitch or last-minute paper look effortless with a Galaxy Chromebook 2 engineered to stand out.¹ With technology as slim, sleek and savvy as this, it’s no wonder they’re staring.²
  • Battery that’s above and beyond: Stay dialed in on-the-go with a battery that keeps up no matter how many checkmarks your to-do list demands.
  • A keyboard that’s totally your type: Save time and typos with wider keys and a backlit keyboard that's designed to make you more comfortable and productive.
  • Inspiration at your fingertips: When inspiration strikes, you’re prepared. Add any USI pen to your Galaxy Chromebook 2⁶ and enjoy industry-leading pressure sensitivity whether you’re writing your boss an email or creating boss-level content.
  • Personal assistant included: Finally have someone who listens to you, then actually does what you say. With Google Assistant support, you can tell your Galaxy Chromebook 2 to do something simply by talking to it.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by theamirajasminee, 10 out of 10
    Worth it !

    I absolutely love it. i bought it specifically for schooling. it’s not made for any type of hard use such as gaming. i got a lot of compliments from my family about the color. everything was just great with the computer. the battery life is amazing. cant go wrong with it.

    i’d highly recommend over an apple macbook !

    Apr 01, 2021 16:26
  • Review by Likespreserves, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2

    I did my research before choosing this particular Chromebook and bought this Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 in Fiesta Red because it was recommended by some tech experts for its great features and great looks. It was good to use for Zoom meetings and email. The size was big enough for my needs. The sound and pictures were clear. I say was because I had it for only 5 weeks before a burglar broke in and stole it. I will probably buy one again.

    Jul 10, 2021 19:34
  • Review by Buzz, 10 out of 10
    Great design & value with acceptable performance

    The aluminum case is solid, the construction is precise (assembled in Vietnam), and the QLED screen is fantastic (almost certainly the best at this price point). Performance is middling - while I can live with the Celeron processor, if you wouldn't miss the $150 upgrade to i3, I'd probably go for it (the step up also includes 8gb ram and 128gb storage). Overall, I'm very satisfied and recommend this Chromebook without reservation.

    Oct 20, 2021 19:47
  • Review by Derf, 10 out of 10
    Chrome Book

    I am really surprised at how nice it is. Really good unit. Really nice. Priced right also.

    May 07, 2021 17:21
  • Review by Amoora, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    I purchased this for my husband. It’s small and perfect to take everywhere with him. Only down fall is it doesn’t have the usb.

    Aug 11, 2021 20:13
  • Review by Graduationgift, 10 out of 10
    Great purchase

    I purchased this for my daughter. She's very happy with its performance. Its light weight, compact and performs very well. A great value!

    May 21, 2021 20:52
  • Review by monkey, 10 out of 10
    monkey

    awesome computer lightweight so can take it anywhere

    Sep 18, 2021 18:44
  • Review by Awalt, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Really great all around for my 6 year old who is homeschooled

    Sep 10, 2021 15:49
  • 9.2score
    Acer - Chromebook Spin 713 Laptop - 13.5" 2K - Gorilla Glass– Intel Evo Core i5 – 8GB RAM – 256GB SSD – Thunderbolt™ 4
    Description

    Acer’s Intel® Evo™ platform-based Chromebook Spin 713 is ideal for heavy multitasking since it comes with powerful specs, long battery life, plenty of storage and enough ports for external monitors and accessories. Designed to give users a premium experience with increased speeds from the 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, this sleek convertible features a vivid, 13.5” 2K IPS VertiView touch display with vivid Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, a long-lasting and quick-chargeable battery, and speedy Chrome OS performance. At just over 3 lbs., this sleek machine is faster than ever. It features a built-in HDMI port, two USB Type-C™ Ports with Thunderbolt™ 4, a backlit keyboard and a unique 3:2 ratio display—that delivers an extra 18% more vertical space—making work and play more fun and extra easy on the eyes! The 360° durable hinge provides four different modes for you to enjoy. And this awesome Chromebook is fitted with a high-quality, military-grade tested aluminum chassis!

    11 Features
  • Power to Perform: Acer's Chromebook Spin 713 based on the Intel® Evo™ platform brings together the perfect combination of performance, responsiveness, intelligent battery life & instant wake from sleep mode. Experience vivid colors and immersive displays with dedicated Intel Iris Xe graphics inside.
  • See More, Do More: The VertiView display's 3:2 aspect ratio gives you 18% more vertical screen space to view your favorite websites without the need to scroll. The 2256 x 1504 (200 PPI) maximum resolution of the 13.5" display boasts 1.21 times as many pixels as a similar Full HD display (165 PPI).
  • Conveniently Convertible: Utilize your Chromebook in ways you've never thought of before. Its 360-degree convertible modes gives you the flexibility to easily switch from tablet, laptop, tent, and every angle in-between at a moment's notice.
  • Stylish & Lightweight: Slim, lightweight and stylish, the Chromebook Spin 713 is the ideal laptop for being on the move, thanks to its aluminum sandblasted chassis, it’s able to weigh as little as 3.02 pounds and is only 0.67 inches thin. Go anywhere and do so with grace.
  • Fully Connected: This Chromebook features the latest Intel® Wi-Fi 6, Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchscreen and touchpad, backlit keyboard, built-in HDMI port and two incredibly fast Thunderbolt™ 4 USB-C ports - which support DisplayPort functionality and Power Delivery.
  • Stylish Rugged: Worry less about your device and focus on your work. This Chromebook features a metal chassis with a streamlined, reinforced design that delivers a stylishly modern look as well as independently verified MIL-STD-810H military-grade durability.
  • Battery Life Designed to Last: With up to 11 hours of battery life, you don’t even need to remember your charger. In case of emergency, it can also be fast charged to provide up to 4-hours of use for just 30 minutes charge.
  • Superior Sound to Go: Get a rich sound without needing to break the bank. Advanced audio technologies such as DTS® Audio and the built-in Smart Amplifier give you higher-quality, distortion-free sounds and deeper bass while also protecting the speakers from damage as you pump up the volume.
  • Ideal for heavy multitasking: This Chromebook is ideal for heavy multitasking since it comes with powerful specs, so you can have multiple apps and browser tabs open at the same time, experience smooth video calls, fast web browsing, fast media editing and game launch times.
  • Ready When You Are: Chromebooks boot up in seconds, and with automatic updates you get the latest software without being interrupted. Whether you’re answering an urgent email, taking notes in class or relaxing at home, just open it up and get going.
  • Chromebook - Security Built-In!: With features like built-in virus protection and a built-in security module, Chromebooks keep you and your data protected. Even if you somehow land on a malicious site that’s been designed by a hacker, the rest of your computer is designed to stay secure.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TechGuru, 10 out of 10
    Premium Affordable Chromebook with 2 Thunderbolt4

    Acer new Chromebook Spin 713 is an affordable slim powerful Chromebook with no compromise on build quality or performance. Compared to its last year model this Chromebook has the new Intel Core I5 11th gen processor with Intel Iris Xe Graphics. Also, has 2 new USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports with 5v charging.

    What is in the box: Acer Chromebook Spin 713, 45 W USB C power adapter, Manual/warranty sheets.

    Measurement & Weight: It measures 11.8 x 9.25 x 0.67 inches and weighs 3.01 pounds (1.35kg).

    Color: Silver; Memory: 8GB; Storage: 256GB PCie NVMe SSD

    Design: This 13.5-inch 2256 x 504 IPS Vertiview display with ACER logo on the front. Display is one of the best standout features for the price point. Colors are vibrant and crisp and is very bright. This Chromebook display features 3:2 aspect ratio compared to the standard 16:9 on most of todays laptop. This means more screen size vertically which gives more real estate space that minimizes less zooming or scrolling of webpages and more room for browser.

    Spin 713 is very well built with military-grade durable aluminum chassis unlike other brands that are plasticky. Has Corning Gorilla touchscreen and the hinge is built well and supports 360 degree swiveling and is easy to flip around.

    ChromeOS was preinstalled but if this is the first-time using Chromebook then you will need to connect the power adapter first before hitting the power button. Once booted, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup. You can download more apps from the google play store app and even has Microsoft word, excel and PowerPoint.

    Charger/Ports: On the left side of the Chromebook, you have the 2 USB Type-C Thunderbolt4 ports. You can use any of the USB C (3.2) ports to charge the laptop battery using a 45W power adapter and supports 5v charging. Also, the USB-C ports support DisplayPort functionality to hook up to external monitor with ease. This is the first Chromebook that has 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports for an affordable price. It has a HDMI port and 3.5mm audio jack. On the right side, it has power button one USB Type A port, MicroSD card reader, volume rocker. Compared to previous gen, this Chromebook uses USB- C easy charge for quick charge.

    No Fingerprint reader on this review model but there is an option to get one with that configuration.

    Battery: With 56Wh Li-on battery, during our testing it lasted close to 8 hours with screen brightness of 48%, running few apps, watching YouTube videos and working on office documentation which is okay for a Chromebook but there is a room for improvement. You will get lesser time if the brightness is high and gaming but the good part is it charges really fast. With 30 minutes of charging, you get up to 3.5 to 4 hours which is impressive.

    Keyboard and Trackpad: Full function keyboard with right amount of key travel during typing. Keyboard is comfortable and backlit. Got a large Touchpad and is surprisingly accurate and has a tactile click when pressed.

    Speaker and Mic: Speakers delivers okay audio experience with loud sound and minimal distortion at maximum volume compared to earlier models and supports DTS Audio and the built-in Smart Amplifier but don’t expect great audio quality and will be great for the video calls or for audio on the go.

    Camera/Face Login: Features a front facing camera great for all video calls and online meetings.

    Performance: This Spin 713 has 8GB of RAM, 256 GB PCie NVMe SSD of storage. There is also an intel I7 processor and would recommend that if you need this as your daily driver. Performance is good and there is no lag when working on video calls, watching videos, opening multiple taps on chrome, multiple apps and even some level of gaming. Great for college kids or for someone who use it for browsing and not into heavy programming or video editing. It does support most of the android apps from google play store. With the latest and greatest Bluetooth 5 and Wi-Fi 6 AX201 this latest Spin 713 doesn’t lack any new technologies.

    Pros:

    + Portable 3:2 screen

    + 2 USB-C Thunderbolt4

    + Touchscreen 360 degree swiveling

    +Military grade durability,

    +Great Battery life (approx. 8 – 8.5 hours);

    + Wi-Fi 6 for smooth video chats and large file transfer

    + Large Track Pad

    + DTS Audio

    Cons:

    - No Fingerprint Sensor

    Bottomline: Acer Spin 713 Chromebook is a portable notepad with all the ports required for anyone to achieve excellent performance. High quality built, large display, 3:2 screen. If you are in the market for a premium Chromebook that delivers better performance and need for everyday use, then you will not be disappointed at the price point it offers.

    Highly recommend for its performance, price and size over other brands in the market.

    Jun 08, 2021 12:17
  • Review by Solrak, 10 out of 10
    Intersection of performance,portability,and value

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    The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 deserves serious consideration if you're looking to get school and/or work done anywhere your daily routine takes you. Thanks to the Spin 713's - 3:2 aspect ratio - and it's 13.5" 2K screen - I was able to get more done and spend less time scrolling around text heavy pages and "CC" text boxes (that love to live in the bottom of video/class presentations) when plugging away at my classes.

    Once you factor in solid build quality, respectable styling that doesn't scream "cheap plastic", a great (but not perfect) backlit keyboard, reasonable amount of accessory ports (USB-C w/Thunderbolt 4 support, MicoSD card reader, HDMI Output, etc), Quad Core Intel Core i5 based computing performance, excellent battery life that always lasted me through my 6-8 hour sessions away from a power outlet ( PLUS super-fast charging - about4 hours of battery for 30 mins of charging) – I could keep going on and on, but it's not hard to see why this an extremely ideal solution for students and administrative office work on the go.

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    - Overall Design/Aesthetics: -

    I used the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 for a solid week as my primary school workstation. From an exterior, styling perspective, I was very impressed by color choices and textures that Acer used on this Chromebook. The sleek sandblasted metallic “Steel” grey color that I encompasses the exterior is a far cry from the super cheap looking flat black/grey colored plastic shells I have seen in the past. Typically, in my mind I equated a Chromebook as a “budget” option, and did not expect this level of thought/emphasis placed into the exterior design. The silver “acer” and convertible “hinge” accents do a nice job of visually breaking up the solid grey motif, and once I actually picked up the Spin 713 in my hands, I noticed the that it had the nice “heft” that I like to feel in quality mobile products – as in it did not feel like toy. The actual exterior itself is surprisingly fingerprint and scratch resistant. I haven’t had the chance to buy a sleeve or case for the Chromebook yet, so I have been just throwing it my backpack this entire time. Although it’s not 100% fingerprint proof, its done a fantastic job not picking up any scratches so far. The front facing web cam and mic are subtly hidden in the bezel, and the front speakers are tucked away under the front facing portion of the bottom shell adding to the overall professional looking design.

    - Keyboard: -

    The actual keyboard was nicely backlit, and had a reasonable amount of travel in the keys. I spend a large amount of time coding and working with rapid key strokes and I tend to prefer keyboards with large amounts of key travel, but this keyboard was more than satisfactory and I had no issues with any tasks I threw at it. I also appreciated the fact the Spin 713 included a dedicated set of arrow keys – as many notebooks in this size category tend to either omit, or combine them with other keys.

    - Screen: -

    The screen was pretty impressive and I find myself once again surprised at how much performance Acer is giving here in this Chromebook. At its native “2K” (2256 x 1504) resolution, the IPS touch screen was crystal clear and responded rapidly to all my inputs and requests. I can’t find anything negative to say about the screen and thanks to the convertible nature of the Spin Book you can behold its wide-angle viewing glory in “tent” mode (my favorite) – as I would often prop it up on the corner of a shelf or ledge to watch lecture or presentation while doing something else with my hands.

    The My university uses an online learning environment that typically scales with the resolution of your monitor (for both desktop and mobile systems) – however just because the GUI interface scales – it doesn’t make the online environment any easier to navigate and actually use for completing classwork. Compared to my standard 16:9 aspect ratio laptop that I was using to get my work done, the Spin 713 saved me a good amount of scrolling up and down the screen while participating in discussion boards and watching video-based content that had text boxes load underneath. Particularly, if you’re not using an external mouse and relying solely on the built-in track pad. - and fortunately the built in track pad is generously sized and very easy and responsive to use.

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    This Spin 713 is sporting the latest 11th generation Core i5 mobile processor, along with Intel’s latest line of integrated Iris Xe graphics for video playback. Coupled with 8GB of ram and a 256GB NVMe SSD hard drive == zero performance issues. As far as what I needed and what I think most students need out of a notebook to complete their classes – these specs are most likely overkill, but provide ample performance on tap as computing and graphics requirements relentlessly move forward. I appreciate the dedicated MicroSD reader, as it saves me having to carry around yet another dongle to read those when I need to access one. The 2x Thunderbolt supported USB-C ports are awesome if you use devices that can take advantage of their addition features and bandwidth. As an added bonus, there is even an HDMI output which opens up the possibility of using the Spin 713 with an external monitor or projector as well. The Spin powers on in seconds, powers down in seconds, lasted me 5-6 hours of regular/daily course work, and was virtually silent the entire time.

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    I really like the Acer Spin 713. It has redefined what I think a Chromebook can do and perform from a professional and school focused notebook. The Spin 713 has almost everything going for it in that regard: elegant styling, a functional/productivity focused 3:2 aspect ratio, excellent battery/charging features, premium construction, a solid backlit keyboard, the latest generation of Intel parts …. And even a HDMI output for when/if you need to output your display for a classroom presentation (whenever that day eventually comes). The Spin 713 should definitely be high on your list if you’re in the market for something to help you excel in your course work on the go – or even just at home.

    Jun 10, 2021 09:02
  • Review by DavidJr, 10 out of 10
    Slim laptop with Android functionality

    This little thing is an interesting cross between a slim laptop and a large tablet with what feels like a crossbreed between Windows and Android. I’ve had one other Chromebook before that felt more tablet-like than laptop-like, but this one feels more laptop-like and the tablet feature is just a neat addition.

    The great thing about a Chromebook is that if you already have an Android device you already have some familiarity with the possible applications. With the Play Store you pretty much have everything you can ever need from typical big name applications down to the simplest of games. You can choose to use them like you would with a normal computer with the touchpad or a connected Bluetooth or USB mouse, or touch screen. The touchscreen feels as sturdy as my cell phone or tablet with the Gorilla Glass but does have some flex with it being so thin and large.

    You have two USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, one USB 3 Type-A port, HDMI, headphones and micro-SD slot for all the connectivity you could use. If it doesn’t have the connection type you need, you can easily find an adapter for that. The keyboard is backlit, which some larger laptops don’t even include.

    The resolution of the screen is capable of 2256x1504, but wow, talk about making everything super tiny. The default 1410x940 that it is set for feels a bit more usable, regardless the screen is bright, colorful and detailed. Flipping the screen past 180 degrees turns it into tablet mode. This disables the touchpad and keyboard but does feel strange still having all that underneath. You can leave it at just about any angle and it holds itself up. The built in camera is decent enough for video conferencing, but not the best looking selfie camera. The speakers are on the underside of the keyboard and kind of weak and hollow, but there is a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth and USB for better sound options.

    Battery life is always dependent on what you are doing. With a full charge and some sporadic usage here and there, this thing lasted for days without charging and was instant on when opened. A full charge claims over 11 hours and the included charger gets that back up in a fraction of that. But, brightness, volume level, intensity of the application all takes more power and can burn through that charge time quicker than originally calculated.

    A side note, in case you may encounter this issue. When I first received this, I could not get connected to my WiFi router, an Asus RT-AX88U. It would show as “Out of Range” regardless of being in direct sight of my router. After changing some settings on my router it was discovered that the “Optimized for Xbox” option in the wireless settings, picture attached, was preventing this laptop from connecting to my AX enabled networks. Acer is now aware of this issue and may be resolved eventually, but just in case you have that issue, that could be your fix.

    Overall, this has been a fun and useful laptop as it still gives the functionality that you need in a laptop as well as the ability to play your favorite Android games.

    Jun 25, 2021 16:20
  • Review by emiliosic, 10 out of 10
    Premium Hardware

    This is by any means a premium machine with state of the art specs, that happens to run Chrome OS:

    • The screen is a high-resolution: 2256 x 1504 pixels, giving it a 3:2 aspect ratio, with a 2K resolution. This is the same as newer Surface laptops and others that are moving away from 16:9 (1080p) form-factor, which is much better for editing documents, and while watching movies, I appreciate the controls remain outside the viewing area.

    • Tablet mode: The 'Spin' in the name indicates this is a convertible laptop, so when folded with the screen on top, the keyboard becomes disabled, and one uses it via touchscreen. The screen has a gorilla glass (like phones), and the OS detects this mode by maximizing every window and showing the touch keyboard when necessary.

    • The keys are island style, backlit, with the ChromeOS distribution: No command/windows key, and the caps-lock becomes the search key. It's very comfortable to type with.

    • Trackpad is large and responsive, with a smooth glass surface. Very nice to work with.

    • Ports: On the left, there are two thunderbolt 4, one HDMI and audio jack. On the right, the power, USB-A 3, Micro-SD slot and volume keys (To use mostly in tablet mode)

    • The sound (With DTS label) comes from two speakers on the underside – front. It took me a while to get used to hear the sound coming from the bottom but it works.

    • Charging is via one of the thunderbolt/USB-C ports. It comes with a large, typical laptop-size charger that has an USB-C port, and also worked by charging from an USB-C dock.

    • Wi-Fi: Supports WiFi 6. I was able to get around 300 Mb up and down on a gigabit internet, using SpeedTest from the Play Store.

    • Storage is via an M2 type SSD: 240 GB.

    • RAM is 8 GB.

    • Bluetooth 5.0.

    • The CPU is an 11th gen Intel Core i5, and is 'Evo' compliant: Evo is an approval mark by Intel for systems that support current state of the art specs like higher-end Intel embedded graphics, Thunderbolt 4 and WiFi 6, with over 9 hours battery life.

    Because the ports are Thunderbolt, I was able to use two 1080p monitors connected to a single thunderbolt dock (which uses USB-C Alt mode, like Macs) and also, separately, used a portable generic USB-C dock to drive an external display, keyboard and mouse.

    The laptop also has a web camera. I didn't find it to be too impressive, but works. I used it with Zoom (Chrome app) and it works well as long as there is adequate lightning.

    ChromeOS:

    Although initially it was basically a way to run the chrome web browser, within the last few years it can also run Android apps. Many android apps work well within a laptop screen, and with Intel 64-bit CPUs.

    And now in beta, it also runs Debian Linux within a Virtual Machine, which also supports complex GUI applications like Microsoft Visual Studio Code. This works by either using apt-get from the Linux console or by downloading a .deb package.

    So within Chrome apps, Android and Linux there isn't much it cannot do.

    ChromeOS is generally very secure, and is fairly straightforward to restore the laptop to like it came from the factory. Much of the system is 'read-only', and that makes it more resilient.

    Keep in mind that ChromeOS, for much of its functionality requires internet connectivity, although there's plenty that can also be done offline as well.

    Also keep in mind that Google collects plenty of data from Chrome. In return, a lot of what’s done on the device is backed up and synced into Google's cloud, so working on different devices or replacing a Chromebook is also a lot simpler.

    Overall, I'm very impressed with this laptop and how capable ChromeOS is while being very secure.

    The multiple-personality of the system running Chrome and web applications, Android and Linux is great but there are occasionally some rough areas in how these coexist, although it's been very good overall and it keeps improving.

    So in this way I'd prefer ChromeOS to an Android tablet.

    The hardware in this laptop is top of the line. Consider this if looking for a premium Chromebook or a high-end Android tablet.

    Jun 10, 2021 22:40
  • Review by SwigglesMilam, 10 out of 10
    Quality Inside and Out!

    The new Acer – Chromebook Spin 713 Laptop is beautiful inside and out. Built on the 11th Gen Intel Evo Core i5 platform, this Chromebook can go for an extended period of time on one charge, and with its two Thunderbolt 4 Type C Ports can be fully charged in the fraction of the time it takes most laptops.

    The 13.5” screen with its 2K IPS VertiView touch display delivers a screen resolution of 2256 x 1504, an awesome picture that in large part can be contributed to the Intel Iris Xe graphics. With its 3:2 ratio display that delivers 18% more vertical space, the picture when watching TV or a video is quite impressive for such a small laptop. The audio, just average but sufficient, paired with a small external speaker with added bass, gave the audio the sound it needed for viewing a movie.

    But in addition to the responsive and bright touch screen display and bright brilliant graphics, there are other components that contribute to making this a top-notch computing product. The speed of the Chrome OS was a very pleasant surprise and performs very well. It makes my 500 GB internet seem even faster. The touch pad is also smooth and very responsive. And, because of different light levels that I work in, the backlit keyboard is an especially nice amenity to the Acer Chromebook Spin 713.

    For a product that is just over 3 lbs. in weight, the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 Laptop has a lot to offer. Considering that Chromebook encourages use of the Cloud for storage and includes quality wireless connectivity to accomplish this, this Chromebook still has an integrated 256 GB SSD (Solid State Drive) and 8 GB of RAM built into the laptop. It is equipped with Google Assist and has a “one-button-key” that can return you quickly to search for any documents or apps that you have been working on through this laptop.

    This Chromebook is capable of interfacing with various types of media and can be used in many applications. It has a built-in HDMI port, the two USB Type-C Ports with Thunderbolt 4 already mentioned, a USB Type A connection, a media card reader, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. With its 360-degree hinge and very responsive touch screen, it can be used as a laptop, a tablet, or angled in two different positions to serve as a presentation stand for the screen display. The laptop is also Energy Star Certified and equipped with a front facing camera for interacting through Zoom, Go to Meeting, etc.

    All of these high-quality amenities are packaged in an equally high-quality case. Not only is this product, beautiful, sleek, and high-tech looking -- it is high tech. It is enclosed in a military grade tested aluminum chassis and equipped with a Gorilla Glass display screen. Acer offers a 1-year warranty on all parts and labor.

    The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 Laptop may be priced a little higher than other Chromebooks. Even so, it is a real bargain with all that it offers and the quality of its components. I have to give this a 5 out of 5 because I am very impressed with it and cannot find anything at all that is not a positive. Take a look at this product, I think you will be very happy with it and wish to purchase one for yourself or a family member.

    Jun 06, 2021 17:48
  • Review by Aminevoo, 10 out of 10
    HIGHLY recommend!! The BEST bang for your buck

    I bought this laptop only a couple days ago but so far I'm in LOVE! I switched over from using Windows computers my whole life, so the Google OS looked weird at first and took a little bit to get used to. Other than that, this laptop has been a legitimate delight to use. I'm using it mostly for college work and web browsing/occasional youtube, so I'm not going to be putting it to the ultimate performance test, but it exceeds all of my expectations!

    Pros:

    -Really good battery life (for my light-moderate use. I've had it for 2 days and haven't needed to charge it at all while using it for schoolwork & youtube throughout the 2 days)

    -Amazing screen (in love with the 3:2 ratio and how the display looks! HIGHLY recommend giving this laptop a try just for this screen)

    -Build quality (very solid & feels premium)

    -Keyboard (I'm extremely picky with laptop keyboards and this one is very tactile and responsive/clicky! Exactly what I was looking for in a keyboard)

    -Good trackpad

    -Quiet fans (they'll ocasionally kick up and make a loud noise, but that doesn't happen a lot and only lasts a few seconds. Other than that they are whisper quiet!)

    -Doesn't get hot! (I've felt it get slightly warm but that's it. Nothing extreme or concerning)

    -Very lightweight

    Cons:

    -Speakers? (basically everyone lists this as a con b/c they're not GREAT but in my opinion they're adequate. They could definitely be better which is why it's a "con", but I was expecting way worse based on other reviews)

    -Camera (the webcam quality is embarrassingly bad. I'd have to buy a seperate webcam to use for zoom/online meetings b/c the pics/videos this laptop takes are toaster quality)

    Oct 24, 2021 17:27
  • Review by Algorhythm, 10 out of 10
    Good Windows laptop alternative for most people

    This is my first Chromebook, after having used mostly high-end Windows laptops since the late 90s. I was thinking about replacing my current Windows laptop (7th gen i7, 16 GB 2133 MHz RAM, 256 GB SSD, 4K 15.6 inch display) with something similar (but newer and faster). However, I realized that I don't really need a lot of power in a laptop, as I recently built a powerful desktop PC that I use for real work. Now I just need a laptop for web browsing, answering personal emails, and throwing together the occasional personal spreadsheet or formatted text document, and I need to be able to take the laptop on road trips not related to work. For such low-demand activities, I thought I could save some money by investing in a decent Chromebook, especially since I expect to always have a reasonably fast internet connection available wherever I would need to use my laptop.

    While conducting my research, I came upon mostly positive reviews of the recently-released Acer Spin 713 Chromebook. Yes, it's not one of the cheaper Chromebooks out there, but its hardware specs are so good that I expect this model to still perform well as a Chromebook for many years. A four-core, eight-thread 11th gen i5 CPU, combined with 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, is overkill today, but I expect I'll still be happy with this Chromebook several years down the road.

    Pros:

    -Very fast at web-based activities (assuming you have a fast internet connection)

    -Fast graphics processing (HD videos play back flawlessly)

    -Superb display (no visible pixelation; capable of high brightness)

    -Adequate keyboard (a little cramped due to limited available real estate, but you'll get used to it)

    -Excellent wifi 6 performance (I see 50% faster download speeds than I was seeing with my previous wifi 5 laptop at the same location)

    -Great start-up and shut-down times (literally just a few seconds)

    -Programmable "Search" key (many reviews complain about a "Search" key occupying the place where a "Shift" key would normally be, but the function of this key can be selected from a drop-down menu that includes "Shift")

    Cons:

    -Sluggish response when managing cloud-resident files via Google Drive (takes a long time to select hundreds of files and then delete them; had to break them into many batches; probably par for the course when storing files in the cloud)

    -Found that many Android apps in the Google Play store are not compatible with Chrome OS (fortunately not a problem for the ones I really wanted to install, like MS Office)

    Jul 13, 2021 10:51
  • Review by Technerd666, 8 out of 10
    Best Chromebook available!

    I have had this unit a while and can give and honest and fair review.

    If you liked last years model then you will like this one and if not then you will still have issues. This is essentially the exact same unit as last year except for the 11th gen processor and 256 gb nvme drive. Otherwise it is exactly the same. The change to 10nm 11th gen Intel processors is a big deal though and delivers serious performance gains over last years model-specially in graphics intensive tasks.

    I would have liked if they would have made some changes. First off the speaker placement and sound is pretty bad. Side mounted or top firing speakers would make a huge difference here. Smaller footprint would have been nice as well as maybe one other color option. Also stop with the polished edge on the laptop lid-scratches really easy. Not a fan of the ergolift design.

    The good stuff is the 11th gen processor is a game changer in the graphics arena. The processor is plenty fast and adds two thunderbolt ports. THe larger NVME drive is a welcome addition.

    The screen is bright and color accurate. It does have backlight bleeding from the top and bottom edges. The 2k resolution is perfect. Gorilla glass scratch protection on the touch screen is a plus as well.

    The glass trackpad is nice as well.

    Overall this is the best performing Chromebook on the market for the cost. I think this is an excellent choice for most people. I do wish Acer would put more attention to build quality and keyboard.

    Chrome OS has come a long way and I really enjoy using it. I hope that it becomes a full fledged OS as it has the foundation of Linux to add onto. That being said, I can get the majority of my work and pleasure done on a Chromebook without any loss of function.

    In my use case I actually find my chromebook easier to use than my Mac. If Manufacturers can deliver more high end features while keeping costs lower than Macs or Windows pcs then I have a strong feeling ChromeOS based devices are going to be more and more popular over the years. This unit is supported until June 2029 and it has enough power that it might just perform well during that entire time making another strong incentive.

    Jun 27, 2021 19:04
  • 9.2score
    Dell - XPS 15 - 15.6" FHD+ Laptop - Intel Core i7 11800H - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Graphics -512GB SSD - Platinum Silver
    Description

    The Dell XPS 15 laptop features a stunning, new 4-sided InfinityEdge FHD+ display that shows off a 5% larger 16:10 screen and 92.9% screen to body ratio. All the power and features to maximize prodcutivity - Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB solid state drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3050 Ti graphics. A premium 15" touch laptop with a thin and light design.

    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.
  • 15.6" FHD+ Display: 1920 x 1200 resolution showcases your games and HD movies with impressive color and clarity. Antireflective finish reduces eyestrain and widens the field of view.
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-11800H processor: Powerful six-core, twelve-way processing performance. The Intel Turbo Boost technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: 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): 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.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics: Backed by 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for a fast, advanced GPU to fuel your games. NVIDIA Optimus technology optimizes the laptop for both graphics performance and battery life conservation.
  • Built-in stereo speakers: Waves MaxxAudio is tuned to give you great sound across music, movies, voice and games.
  • Weighs 4.5 lbs. and measures .7" thin: Balances portability and screen size, so you get a respectable amount of viewing space without the laptop being too cumbersome for practical portability. 6-cell lithium-ion/etc. battery.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity: Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas.
  • 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.
  • Backlit keyboard: The streamlined design embeds a fingerprint reader in the power button and a new keyboard.
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • Basic software package included: 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365 and McAfee LiveSafe 30 Day Trial
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by gtdad, 8 out of 10
    Light, Fast Beautiful, Almost Perfect But....

    I have several laptops but the one that has always been my favorite is my Dell XPS 13.

    So when I wanted a new 15” laptop, the new Dell XPS 15 9510 seemed like the perfect upgrade.

    Out of the box the first thing you notice is how well it is packaged with each component in its own compartment so that nothing can be damaged. The laptop itself is wrapped in plastic to prevent scratching. Mine came with less than 50% power and it took over an hour to reach a full charge.

    In the box, along with the laptop, you get a 130 W charger and a USB-C to USB-A and HDMI adapter.

    The laptop is beautiful and quality is apparent, from the aluminum body to the carbon fiber palm rest.

    The 15.6” FHD+ display has 1900 x 1200 resolution and is completely non-glare. It’s an absolute pleasure to view in any lighting situation with no eye fatigue. It has an edge to edge display with almost no bezel at any side. This allows Dell to provide a 15” laptop with the footprint of a 14”. The sacrifice is that there is no number keypad on the side as you would find on most other 15” laptops, and that’s fine with me. The keyboard is solid, with just the right amount of travel, without any bending. It’s backlight comes on when your fingers approach the keyboard and then turns off automatically when not typing to save battery power.

    The mousepad is very large measuring approximately 6” (w) x 3.5” (h). It has just the right amount of sensitivity with steady quick movement and firm clicking. Possibly the best mousepad I have ever used.

    This model cam with the following:

    Intel i7 11800H 11th Generation 2.3 Ghz

    16 gb of ram

    512 gb SSD

    Nvidia Gforce RTX3050 Ti graphics with dedicated 4GB GDDR6

    Large speakers located on both sides of the keyboard

    720 webcam with dual microphones

    2 Thunderbolt 4 USB-C ports, 1 USB-C 3.2 USB-C port, 1 SD card reader and a headphone jack

    The webcam and microphones provide excellent picture and is a pleasure to have video meetings or to watch a movie or YouTube video.

    The speakers provide a rich yet clear sound, and can handle high volume.

    The camera is capable of Windows Hello identification to turn on your laptop with facial recognition. This works flawlessly and almost instantaneous. There is a fingerprint reader built-in to the power switch which can be used as an alternative to facial recognition.

    Some people consider this to be more secure, but I have never had an issue with the facial recognition.

    The XPS15 only weighs 4.5 lbs. and is .7” thick. This has a small enough footprint to fit in some 14” laptop sleeves and cases.

    After charging and setup, which was extremely fast and easy, the next thing you should do is go to Windows Update in the settings menu and do all of the necessary updates. You will find that there are more updates on the second day, as they had to wait until after you installed the initial updates. Don’t be alarmed if you are unable to add your gmail accounts to the Mail and Calendar app. This is a common issue on the first day. After you do all of your updates on the second day it will work properly.

    It’s probably too early for me to properly assess the battery life. I did find that on the second and third days the battery life improved. If I had to guess at this point I would say I am getting a good 6 hours on a single charge

    So why only 4 stars if I love this laptop?

    The first reason is cosmetic. Despite the top notch materials used, my laptop has a flaw in the lower left hand corner. The carbon fiber was apparently not machined to the proper size and does not completely cover the corner (see attached pictures).Lower right corner is perfect.

    It’s not a huge gap by any means, but it’s enough to see and every time I pickup the laptop and my had touches the corner I feel the sharp edge of the metal. This should not happen in a premium laptop.

    The second reason is the lack of touchscreen. I didn’t think I would miss it, but I can’t tell you how many times I have reached to touch the screen only to remember that it isn’t touch. Every other laptop I have, including the XPS 13, has touchscreen. All of which cost less than this model.

    Also, please note that this is not a 2 in 1 laptop. This doesn’t bother me at all as I feel that 2 in 1 works better with smaller laptops.

    In summary, I love this laptop and it has quickly become my daily user. It’s overall quality and performance should please almost every user. The issues I mentioned above are minor, but are enough for me to deduct 1 star.

    I highly recommend the Dell XPS 15 9510.

    Jul 17, 2021 21:41
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Sleek, Beautiful and a Powerhouse

    The Dell XPS 15 9510 is a sleek, beautiful powerhouse ready to take on what you can throw at it. Dell XPS 15 9510 comes in a couple of different variations but the model I reviewed is 15.6” Full High Definition + (FHD+) laptop. It houses an Intel i7 11th gen processor, 16GB of memory, 512 GB Solid State Drive (SSD), and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card. Dell is a well-known brand in the market and they have been producing quality products for quite sometime now and they have done it again with the Dell XPS 15 laptop. Let’s go over the features, and the good and the bad of this laptop.

    Features:

    Right out of the box, this laptop looks beautiful. Its lightweight, weighs about 4.5 pounds, its super thin, measures about .7 inches and has a beautiful aluminum finish. The keyboard and the trackpad are nice black finish with a backlit keyboard and Windows 11 ready. This is a very sexy looking laptop with a quality build that will last.

    Display – So, on this variation you will get the FULL High Definition or FHD+ (1920 x 1200) resolution in a 15.6” display. The new XPS 15 have an edge to edge display, which is simply amazing. The display also has an antireflective finish which reduces eye strain and provides a beautiful display even when used in direct light. You can see the difference between with and without antireflective finish in my pictures.

    Processor- This laptop uses intel i7 11th generation 11800H processor. This processor is great for gaming, Multimedia, and best of all it is great for multitasking. Let me say this, this laptop is fast.

    16 GB Memory- Even though you can you can go higher in memory, 16GB is plenty for running even for some of the most demanding applications, for creating multimedia and gaming. 16GB makes this laptop versatile for anything you want to take on with this laptop. I had no issues running some of the most demanding games such as GTA, Modern Warfare and even Command and Conquer. The best part about Dell laptops is the upgradeability, if you need more of something just open up the laptop and upgrade it, if you know what you are doing.

    Graphics Card- The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is good graphics card for gaming. I was able to pull about 120 to 150 FPS in my gaming experience even though the XPS series are not gaming laptops.

    512GB SSD- SSD hard drives are a lot more reliable and much faster than your traditional hard drives. SSD – equipped laptop boot up and run much faster than your traditional HDD computers. This laptop only took less than 10 second to boot up and was ready to go.

    Ports – This laptop comes with 2 Thunderbolt 4 Ports, USB-C 3.2, SD Card reader, audio jack, and a dongle with an HDMI and USB input.

    WIFI and Bluetooth – The laptop offers WIFI 6 with Killer WIFI 6 AX1650 and Bluetooth 5.1.

    Camera – Front facing 720p Camera.

    Battery Life – This laptop offers pretty decent batter life. On best performance, I was able to get about 6 hours of battery life.

    The only issue I had with this laptop was the front facing camera. The 720p camera seemed a bit grainy for video calls but overall performed admirably. This is an amazing laptop that is fast, lightweight and beautiful that will get any job done. This laptop is great for school, office and even some gaming and you can rest assured that it will not disappoint. I have been using this laptop now for about 2 days and it has not let me down. I would recommend this laptop.

    Jul 17, 2021 18:54
  • Review by teasten, 10 out of 10
    Fast, Work Creator Gaming Laptop - Win11 Ready

    Lightning Fast, Windows 11 Ready, Fun for the Casual Gamer

    TLDR:

    - fast benchmark reports desktop speeds

    - great for occasional gaming (got 150 FPS on Overwatch)

    - no USB A, Ethernet, or HDMI ports but Dell includes an HDMI/USB A Dongle

    - fingerprint and Windows Hello ready

    - super thin, light, and runs quiet

    - Windows 11 ready

    FULL REVIEW

    I've mostly had a bias for 14" laptops for work and study (easy to travel with) but the screens have started to feel a little cramped. The Dell XPS 15 (9510 model) is the perfect laptop where you want style, speed, performance, but with true laptop portability.

    Out of the box, the Dell XPS 15 is thin at 0.71. That's incredibly thin given the specs include an RTX 3050Ti card. The display is Full HD and Dell has gone for the 16x10 aspect ratio. This is important to know because it feels far more spacious and superior to a "traditional laptop". Dell's edgeless display makes the 15" feel as spacious as a 17" monitor - which is quite a trick.

    Things to know out of the box. The Dell XPS 15 has no USB A, HDMI, or Ethernet port. You get 3 USB C (2 are Thunderbolt ports), an SD card slot, and an audio port. You will need one USB C port for charging. The USB C charger is 130W, so for now you can't use a GaN charger as they're underpowered. The BIOS actually warns you on startup if the charger is low-powered. As for no USB A or HDMI ports, Dell does include a little dongle. You may have your own thoughts on dongles, but this is a future-ready laptop and like DVD drives, USB A will soon go away.

    The keyboard is great, it's backlit. There's a fingerprint reader and the camera also supports Windows Hello. This makes logging in a breeze. The touchpad is large and responsive (no flex). If you need to use an external mouse, I would recommend one that supports Bluetooth though, so you don't have to use a dongle. Audio quality is good for a laptop and you can upgrade to Dolby ATMOS. I like the platinum silver outside and inside it has a soft-touch style plastic that is not a fingerprint magnet.

    The setup was straightforward. Dell has no bloatware, other than McAffee which was easy to remove. There were the usual Dell firmware updates and Microsoft updates, but in under an hour, I was ready to put this thing through its paces and do some benchmarking.

    The Dell XPS 15 is FAST. Incredibly fast. It made my less than 1 year old 14" Dell seem sluggish by comparison. Benchmarks uploaded show you the Dell XPS and RTX 3050Ti combo is more than ready to be a desktop replacement. This means you can put it through paces for work (crunch spreadsheets), or as a creator (my kid was happy to edit videos with Adobe), and the occasional game - more on that in a second.

    The 3050Ti graphics card is good for gaming. I got an average 150FPS on Overwatch, which is more than respectable for a laptop that's not technically a gaming laptop. I would stress though, the XPS is not a true gaming laptop, so if you want to (mostly) play games, I would consider one of Dell's true gaming models. The XPS is more the "do serious work and occasionally blow off steam playing a game" type of computer. Which is pretty cool and makes the XPS great value.

    The big observation for me is how quiet the XPS 15 runs. It's whisper quiet. I haven't noticed the fans even under load. It's quite an achievement. The XPS does get a little warm at the back at the fan/heat extraction point, but nothing to complain about.

    Finally, I did download and run Microsoft's Windows 11 checker. The Dell XPS is 100% ready for Windows 11. Making it a smart long-term investment. I would recommend the Dell XPS and you won't be disappointed.

    PS. 16GB is plenty of RAM. I would normally check on how easy it is to upgrade internals (RAM, SSD) but Dell uses star screws, and everything is so nice, neat, clean I didn't want to risk the warranty (or damaging it) by opening it. So I can't give any perspective on upgradeability.

    Jul 17, 2021 15:51
  • Review by lambda100, 10 out of 10
    Textbook XPS Winning Formula

    The Dell XPS 9510 is a beautifully crafted machine offering a winning combination of excellent build quality, high performance, and exceptional user experience. There are many configurations for the XPS line. The one I received has the following configuration: 15” non-touchscreen with a 1920x1200 FHD+ with an anti-glare matte screen, 512 gb m.2 NVMe SSD, 16gb of RAM, 11th gen Intel Core i7-11800H, with a dedicated NVDIA GeForce 3050Ti graphics card.

    The XPS line is renowned for its excellent build quality and Dell continues this tradition on the 9510. It has a CNC machined smooth aluminum body with carbon fiber palm rests. The structural frame is solid with no flexing.

    Performance on the XPS 9510 is also one of its strong points. In my line of work, I use CAD software to perform modeling and renderings and also dabble in video and photo editing software. Having the dedicated graphics makes the workflow so much smoother and reduces processing time. This is a great laptop for those types of use cases.

    The user experience is simply steller. The lid can be opened with one hand. The keyboard has the right feedback and travel, allowing long and speedy typing without fatigue. I’m also loving the touchpad. The glass surface precision touchpad is one of the best I have used. For one thing, the touchpad is huge, plenty of area to maneuver around! It is smooth, responsive, and on point. The backlit keyboard has two brightness levels with illumination levels that won’t become a distraction.

    The connection ports consist of two thunderbolt 4 (USB Type C) with display port and power delivery along the left edge. Along the right edge, there is 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C with display port and power delivery, a 3.5 headphone jack, and a slot for a full sized SD card. Dell also provides a USB Type C adapter to USB-A 3.0 and HDMI 2.0 for additional connectivity.

    The 1920 x 1200 resolution is plenty sharp on a 15.6” screen. It has wide viewing angles without losing any of the display colors and brightness. Speaking of brightness the display can achieve up to 500 nits of brightness. I love the bright display as this allows me to easily view the display outdoors. The matte screen prevents glare and reflection, great to eliminate all that light when sitting next to windows and bright concentrated lighting. The disadvantage though of having the matte screen over a glossy screen is that with the matte screen, the images don’t have the vividness and have less contrast than on a glossy screen. Finally, the bezels on this laptop are super thin, what Dell calls InfinityEdge.

    I’m usually not impressed with the speakers from laptops. In general, I have to resort to using external speakers for some quality audio. However, the XPS 9510 has some decent quality to them. Dell was able to squeeze in 2.5Wx2 woofers and 1.5Wx2 tweeters for a total of 8 watts of peak power. And it sounds pretty good! There is some depth to the audio and a little bit of punch to the bass.

    The laptop can get pretty warm when the processor or graphics card is working hard. I guess this is to be expected since the processors would need more power to crunch all that data for renderings and video output. It can get uncomfortably warm when I have it on my lap, and the fans kick in and become kind of loud. However, I found out that Dell does allow the user to modify four thermal profiles (Optimized, Cool, Quiet, and Ultra Performance) on the laptop to manage the amount of heat dissipation and noise from the fans. So, on those occasions when you’re mobile and have the laptop on your lap, then you’ll want to use the ‘Cool’ setting. And for those times when you’re in an environment where you don’t want the fan noise to become a distraction, you can select the ‘Quiet’ setting.

    How long the laptop battery can run before needing a recharge will be highly dependent on the power settings, display brightness, and how you use the laptop. For me, a typical day would be a nine hour work day running office software, web meetings, web browsing, running rendering and video software with one-quarter to one-half brightness. I was able to get through a full work day without reaching for the charger.

    The only thing I didn’t like about the laptop is the 720p built-in webcam. It’s good when there is plenty of uniform ambient lighting, but becomes grainy and loses contrast in more challenging lighting conditions. You would think that with so many of us on video conferencing, we should not have to resort to having to purchase a dedicated webcam for a better experience. Maybe in the next iteration, Dell can offer a higher quality built-in webcam.

    Should you purchase the XPS 9510? Well, it’s got plenty of horsepower for business and creative applications, and I think for the majority of users other than serious gamers, the Dell XPS 9510 is a great choice and you will be pleased with what you get. The XPS is Dell’s premium line and it doesn’t come cheap, but I think it is worth it if you can afford it for the reasons I mentioned at the beginning: excellent build quality, high performance, and exceptional user experience. And that's their textbook winning formula. Dell seems to understand these three pillars in the premium laptop market and I think that’s why the XPS, including the current XPS 9510, will remain popular.

    Jul 22, 2021 01:22
  • Review by Josh454, 10 out of 10
    Awesome all around laptop

    This laptop is my favorite that I've ever used.

    I've had countless laptops over the years, everything from the old 'desktop equivalents' to 10" ultra compact units. This laptop is the most balanced and useable I've ever come across.

    I really don't have anything bad to say bout this laptop. That doesn't happen often as there is normally some corner cut or design detail that just isn't a preference choice. The only thing I would warn people of is the lack of port options. There are 3 USBc ports. I'm all for USBc and hope it lives up to it's potential but for the next few years I'm going to be carrying around the dongle (included with this laptop) that converts a USB-c port to HDMI and USBa. I'm still transitioning to the USBc myself so I still have USBa devices. That's really the only thing about this laptop I don't love is only USBc ports might be a little early.

    Other than that the screen is awesome. It's only FHD but the colors are very vibrant, brightness is great and the refresh is perfectly fine for everything I used. The other thing I love is the 16:10 screen. I hope this catches on as I feel they are much more useable than the 16:9 screens. I was limited to running 2 displays through my usual desktop setup. I'm not sure if that a hardware limit or a setting I haven't found but I haven't spent much time trying to activate the 3rd screen. (I used the included USBa-HDMI adapter and a USBc docking station that has an HDMI port and power pass through. Power pass through worked fine also in this setup but the display would not allow 3 independent screens, 2 had to be duplicated and 1 was extended desktop)

    The battery will run all day. I ran video for an entire day before the battery got low. It charges quickly and from any of the USBc ports. It was also able to charge from my USBc battery bank (slow charge but enough to hold the battery level while in use).

    The SSD is lightning quick a good capacity. The 3050ti discrete video is great. It'll take a little checking to make sure the laptop is using the 3050ti and not the Intel integrated graphics but once I adjusted a few settings it switched to the discrete 3050ti when I wanted it to. (By default it used the integrated graphics more than I liked as a battery saving feature. I generally don't use laptops for long periods away from the charger so I prefer performance over battery life). The fan is also not annoyingly loud when pushing the performance full bore. It is noticeable but quieter than I expected when I saw the hardware this laptop has. I ran several newer games and they performed great. Nothing that is cutting edge and overly video intensive but this laptop should be able to run any current game available with respectable FPS.

    The keyboard and mouse work just how you expect. No bad surprises. I like the soft quiet feel of they keyboard and the mouse is smooth and predictable. The sound is also very good. The laptop does not have a 10-key pad but uses the space for speaker grills down the sides of the keyboard which gives a good full stereo experience. The colors are also very nice. The silver outside is standard but the dark interior is a nice change and seems like it will hold up well. It also comes in a very nice box that was just a nice extra touch.

    Dell has definitely designed an amazing laptop here. It is well worth the money and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Aug 08, 2021 22:59
  • Review by Tony, 10 out of 10
    Overall: highly recommend!

    One of the highest quality products I have purchased. This is my daily driver for college and on the side for gaming. Battery life is great.

    Oct 04, 2021 23:20
  • Review by hahanson, 10 out of 10
    Best 15" Windows Laptop for 2021?

    Take the laptop out of the box and the feel of the build quality immediately stands out. It's compact and thin, but not light. The machined aluminum chassis screams quality. Aesthetically, the first word that comes to mind is "sexy". The thin chassis is partly the result of a lack of an HDMI port or any USB-A ports. It's not the only laptop to lack those ports, however it's the only laptop I've seen that comes with a dongle that offers a USB-A port and HDMI port that attaches to one of the two Thunderbolt 4 ports (100% USB-C compatible) the left side of the chassis. If you need to run both a USB mouse and ethernet adapter, you'll need a more capable dongle, but it's a nice touch that Dell includes one even if it is a bit minimalistic. A USB-C for charging -- you can use the AC adapter to charge your Android phone, and a 3.5mm headset port graces the right side.

    Dell offers the XPS 9510 with many options at different price points. The configuration of this laptop is as follows:

    Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4-3200MHz, 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, 1920×1200 (FHD+) non-touch screen, NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti, and a 6-Cell 86WHr battery. Also available is a 3.5k OLED screen and a 4k screen, both of which are touchscreens. All 3 screens have a 16:10 aspect ratio, and all have the same thin bezel design.

    Common features of XPS 9510 are a backlit keyboard, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2), SD card reader, 3.5mm audio, Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 and Bluetooth 5.1. Very impressive, but the thing that jumps out from the spec sheet is the dedicated Geforce RTX 30 series graphics card, which offers Ray Tracing, and more importantly DLSS 2.0. While not a gaming laptop, it will handle games at FHD at high and ultra settings. A couple of things that hold it back a bit as a gaming machine is that all screen options only offer a 60Hz refresh rate, and the restricted total power to the 3050 Ti -- likely to keep the heat down in such a compact chassis and to make the battery last much longer while doing things like content creation, etc. So, while the XPS 9510 should be more than enough for casual gaming, competitive gamers those who are primary looking for a laptop to game on should look at a laptop geared more specifically towards gaming.

    Where the XPS 9510 really shines is productivity. Start using the backlit keyboard and again build quality and solid feel jumps out. The large trackpad makes using the pointer a breeze and allows for use of gestures. The hardware is more than enough complete productivity tasks quickly and effortlessly, and battery life is more than enough to last all day for most tasks. The 4GB RTX 3080 Ti makes the XPS 9510 more than capable to handle photo/video editing and content creation, though the 512 GB SSD in this model might be a bit limited. Fortunately, you can simply drop in a 2 TB drive to overcome that. While I did notice a slight bleed in the edges on the FHD screen I have, color accuracy is impeccable.

    Sound quality is another standout feature. With it's up firing speakers featuring dual woofers and dual tweeters, I don't recall ever hearing better sound coming from a laptop. It offers solid bass, which is rather unique coming from a notebook.

    The only thing I've found that doesn't belong in a premium, portable powerhouse such as the XPS 9510 is the webcam. It's likely due to the ultra-thin screen bezel, but still -- Dell, you should be embarrassed.

    Aside from that one caveat, I found nothing else to complain about. After 2 solid days of use, I experienced no quality control issues. Ultimately, if you're after a great looking, premium-quality Windows laptop that gets your work done quickly and easily and gives you the ability for some gaming afterwards, I don't think you need to look any further. The XPS 9510 is a high-end desktop replacement, and as such it doesn't come cheap, but with its multiple build options, you should be able to find a combination that fits your budget.

    Jul 17, 2021 12:29
  • Review by DeeGore, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful large display and powerful system

    The Dell XPS 15 9510 is a beautiful laptop. I’m coming from a laptop with a 13” screen so this 15.6” screen seems huge! I’m not here to tell you about the specs, you can read that information yourself. I’m here to provide some average user experience, I’m the average user, not a tech guru.

    This laptop was really easy to set up. It’s a Windows computer, and my 13” laptop is also Windows, so they almost look like twins next to each other as I have the Bing photos set up the same way. I like the facial recognition log in, it is really easy to set up. I also set up the PIN and fingerprint reader. I almost effortlessly set up my two printers to this device, which isn’t always the case when setting up a new computer.

    The screen is one of the best features of this laptop. It has an anti-glare finish. It’s a slightly matte finish, and it’s really what I always wanted in a screen because I don’t like glare. I love that the screen practically goes to the edge of the laptop with only ⅛” of case on either side. The colors are vibrant. This is not a touch screen laptop, nor does it convert to tablet. It is a solid laptop that you can still stream everything on, and do some gaming, but I don’t do that, so I can’t comment on it. On this laptop there is a ComfortView feature that is “designed to minimize blue light emitted from the display for better eye comfort.” You can also adjust your Windows system settings to turn on the Night Light settings, which is a warmer light emitting from the display to further minimize blue light.

    The speakers and audio are amazing, there are speakers on either side of the keyboard and underneath the body. There’s a headset port on the right side, which is awesome because sometimes you just need to be able to use a wired headset. I was able to easily connect my Apple AirPods via Bluetooth.

    There are USB-C ports on both sides of the laptop (and other ports) so you can plug in the charging cable on either side, which is very handy. With my desk configuration it’s easier to plug it in on the left side instead of having to reach the cable to the right side. It’s just a nice feature. When charging the laptop but not actively using it, it’s nice to know when the laptop is finished charging. There is a thin white light on the front edge, in front of the touchpad that is lit while charging and not fully charged. When the battery is 100%, the light will be off. There’s a small white light on the charging cable that is lit if it’s plugged in to the wall, that doesn’t change until you unplug it.

    The keyboard and work surface are sleek with a matte black finish. The keyboard and touchpad are nice and quiet. Overall this is a great daily driver laptop that is great for an average user like me!

    Jul 19, 2021 13:10
  • 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
    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
    21
    MSI
    MSI - Delta 15.6" FHD 240hz Gaming Laptop - Ryzen R7-5800 - Radeon RX6700M - 1TB SSD - 16GB Memory - Black
    Description

    Unexpected. Unseen. Unreal. The Delta 15 AMD Advantage™ Edition uses the latest AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H processor and Radeon™ RX 6700M graphics. Coming in at 4.19lbs light and 0.75in thin, the Delta 15 supports SmartShift, Smart Access Memory and Wi-Fi 6E for powerful performance inside a premium chassis. Break through and set off a new standard in gaming with the Delta 15.

    7 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11: Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.
  • 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 scree
  • 15.6" FHD display: The 1920x1080 resolution with 240hz refresh and 3ms response time 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 NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • AMD Radeon RX6700M graphics: Backed by 10GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • 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 Ponskippa, 10 out of 10
    MSI and AMD For The Win!

    Ahhh man, where do I start? The Ryzen 7 - 5800H and the all new Radeon RX6700M mobile GPU is a very powerful combination! This machine has run every single game I have thrown at it with absolute ease. Games I’ve played on it include.. Rocket League, Control, Resident Evil 2, Fortnite, Street Fighter, Gears 5, Battlefield V, and Call of Duty Warzone. I averaged anywhere between 120 and 200 frames per second on every game I played. All on High / Ultra settings. I honestly cannot wait to try some true next game video games on this laptop. I am confident that they will run without a hitch also. The AMD smart shift software is absolute genius. I still don’t quite understand how it works lol, but its some type of sorcery. I went ahead an unplugged the laptop to see how the laptop would perform and all the games I tried still ran really good! Although the frames dropped down between 70-100, I didn’t have to turn down the graphics settings while on battery. It’s hard to say how long the laptop will let you game on battery alone, But based on my tests.. I’ll go ahead and assume that you’ll get at least 4 hours of play time while on battery. It has a l fairly large battery and the AMD software does an excellent job of managing power while on battery. The fans do get a little loud, but the speakers are loud enough to let you enjoy the game without a headset. I would still recommend you use a headset though to get the full immersive experience.

    You still with me? Let me tell you about the build quality of the laptop. It is premium. The whole chassis is metal, I’m guessing aluminum, because it is very lightweight yet sturdy. The whole laptop is very thin and light without sacrificing quality. The display is crisp and very vibrant. I believe it is an IPS panel, but it doesn’t have the typical light bleed or weak contrast of an IPS panel. It’s a very nice colorful IPS panel. My unit did have a very slight amount of light bleed in the bottom corner, but it is negligible and I only really notice it on the boot up screen or on screens with mostly black background. It is 240hz, super fast. This is the first time I’ve every played on a 240 hz screen and I dont think I can ever go back haha. It’s so buttery smooth, and breathes new life into “older” games. The keyboard is very comfortable to type on and the trackpad feels like metal and is very smooth and accurate. My only complaint about the laptop is that when I opened it up to see how easy it would be to upgrade, there is some sort of cover under the shell? Call me dumb, But I’ve never seen a laptop with that in there. I shared a photo of it. I’m going to assume it is there as a heat shield, and there to cool and disperse heat across the laptop. It feels like there is some sort of adhesive around it, holding it in place and I didn’t want to rip it off to look under it. Sooo I’ll wait til I see a tear down or upgrade tutorial on YouTube before I mess with it. Honestly though, the machine has plenty of Ram and SSD storage to keep you going for quite some time. I always tend to circulate my game titles anyway. I dont like to keep more than 10 games installed at a time and clutter up my hard drive anyway. I would like to eventually add an extra 1 or 2 TB NVME drive into it though. I believe it has 2 NVME M.2 slots. Another thing to note is that one of the screws has a “factory seal” sticker covering it. Hopefully MSI can chime in on whether or note you void your warranty or not by removing the sticker and opening the laptop.

    I could ramble all night about this amazing laptop, But if you made it this far I’m going to tell you to go ahead and buy this thing If you are seriously considering it. It is my new favorite machine to game on, and I’ve neglected my Xbox Series X since I got my hands on it. I love it, and I think you will also!

    Sep 23, 2021 19:18
  • Review by gadgetguy11, 10 out of 10
    Ultimate Gaming Laptop by MSI Delta

    The MSI Delta 15.6" FHD 240hz Gaming Laptop raises the bar for excellence in speed, performance & WINNING! This powerhouse is loaded with the ultimate weapons for competitive gaming:

    The latest high performance CPU: Ryzen 7 - 5800H

    The latest GPU: AMD Radeon RX6700M with 10GB of VRAM

    The 1920 X 1080 screen display measures 15.6" & features a 240hz refresh rate

    1TB SSD is huge, fast memory

    16GB RAM

    Wi-Fi 6E (latest version)

    Bluetooth 5.2 (latest version)

    Back lit keyboard with changeable colors is easy to see at any hour.

    Laptop measures only 0.75" Deep

    It weighs just over 4#

    No annoying lagging during gaming. Actions are crisp & immediate.

    The colors on the screen are intense & accurate. In addition to gaming, I loaded Office 365 & a number of high resolution photographs from my portfolio.It makes a stunning photo gallery display. The screen is bright enough to view outdoors, which is quite an accomplishment.

    The only negative in using Office 365 is the lack of a numeric keyboard. However, since the intended use of this powerhouse is for gaming, it actually offers a much cleaner look without a numeric keyboard & features larger keys, which I perceive as an advantage.

    In conclusion, this MSI Delta is the top gaming laptop available today & is attractively priced compared with other competitive models. It earns my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.

    Oct 02, 2021 09:43
  • Review by GameOverSuckas, 10 out of 10
    The Lamborghini of laptops! This thing is awesome!

    Having had quite a few laptops in my time..Everything about this one says quality! Appearance, feel, performance, sound.. its hits all the checkmarks!

    Looks wise its stealthy like something a secret agent would carry. Polished exterior and all black interior where the keyboard is and all with some futuristic designs cut into for what I'm guessing breath-ability and cooling. When the fans kick on they sound like small turbines not too loud but you can really tell they're working. It also has a multi color RGB back lit keyboard. IT has a few modes to cycle through to for whatever your liking may be. Different colors, pulsing colors, or slowly transitioning from one color to the other. (my favorite)

    The feel is unique. It's well built not too heavy not too light. The keys are made of some super soft what I'm guessing is rubber on top from the feel. Typing or using the keys takes barely any effort as if they're just floating there and very responsive.

    The sound coming from this is above average I'd say. Great highs with slight amount of bass. So great for gaming or music.

    It may be just a sign of the times but I really miss having the two click bars under the touch pad which this laptop does not have either. Nor does it have a disc drive. I guess most things nowadays is digitally downloaded but I prefer having something I can hold in my hand to show what I paid for haha

    The graphics were excellent, no drag or lag and it never got hot while I was playing so I'd say overall it's an excellent laptop .. a little high on the price point but you get what you pay for

    I'd recommend this to others

    Sep 29, 2021 02:56
  • Review by grumblez, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Thin and Light gaming laptop with 1 catch

    This laptop is one of the most power thin and light gaming laptops you can buy. It offers similiar performance but at 500$ less than the Razer Blade 15 with a rtx 3070.

    -The Fans hit around 52DB in performance mode when gaming, after a while it will throttle very slightly. You can manually turn the fans to MAX where they get close to 60DB but no throttling will occur if your concerned about getting an extra 200mhz on your CPU clock speed. While not bad at Auto if set to Max theres quiet a bit of coil whine, I think its unavoidable in fans this small though running that fast

    - The battery life is amazing setting screen at 60Hz and battery savermode it streamed youtube for over 13 hours.

    -The 240HZ 1080p screen has really good color accuracy 99.9% SRgb

    - The trackpad is very nice but I thought the keys where a bit to squisy/soft for my liking

    The only major drawback to this laptop is it doesn't support USBC charging. A nice feature to have in any laptop but seems extra important in a modern ultraportable gaming laptop.

    Sep 04, 2021 16:49
  • Review by Ashh, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Really great performance for such a light weight machine

    Nov 08, 2021 09:14
  • Review by TheOffice1234, 10 out of 10
    GREAT (and powerful) MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP

    MSI - DELTA 15.6" FHD 240HZ GAMING LAPTOP - RYZEN R7-5800 - RADEON RX6700M - 1TB SSD - 16GB MEMORY - BLACK

    MODEL:DELTA15001

    GREAT (and powerful) MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP

    I’ve only ever heard great things about MSI Gaming Laptops and the MSI – DELTA Gaming laptop lives up to the hype. Since I’ve only used Nvidia GPU’s, I was not sure what to expect performance wise, but I was surprised how well the GPU (RX6700M) performs. Especially when paired with the ultra-fast CPU AMD RYZEN R7-5800H. Even when benchmarking with Unigine Superposition (which usually brings GPU’s to their knees) I was able to get up to 45 FPS in Extreme Mode (by comparison the Nvidia RTX 3050TI only got about 26 FPS). In real world gaming tests, the MSI-DELTA Gaming laptop easily blasted through anything I gave it, usually even at Ultra settings. So far, I’ve tested Doom Eternal, Star Wars Squadrons, and Forza 4 (which is really CPU / GPU / RAM intensive). Most of these are getting at least 100 FPS and closer to 200FPS in Doom for example. I’ve yet to start fine tuning the laptop to see if I can get more performance, but I assume I can get at least another 10% more after tweaking.

    She does run hot though. When gaming, you will want to run this rig on a table and not on your lap.

    The screen is bright, and colors seem accurate. I don’t have a spectrometer (or whatever it is called) to tell how true the colors are, but they seem really good to me. I was able to use it outside without any issues (on full brightness). Given that this will be used for gaming, it will almost always be plugged in, so I did not try to see exactly how long the batteries will last.

    You should be aware that the MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP does not have a physical ethernet port. You can get a simple USB3 to Gb Ethernet for a few dollars just about anywhere.

    What it does have instead of a physical ethernet port, is a 240hz screen, 1 TB of highspeed NVME storage, 16GB RAM (in 2 chips so you can run in dual channel mode), and the latest WiFi and Bluetooth versions.

    The keyboard lights and colors can be controlled via included software. The keys themselves are only OK, they are not very tactile and are very smooth. That being said, I would be bringing a gaming keyboard and mouse with me, so that is not a huge deal. The trackpad was really responsive and plenty usable for example in first person shooters like Doom.

    Overall, the MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP is one the best I’ve used in a long time. This will be my Go To system, when I don’t want to be tied down the big desktop system.

    PRO’s

    - 240hz Refresh Rate

    - Great CPU / GPU Combo

    - Plenty of Storage (1TB) and RAM (16GB)

    - GPU with 10GB of VRAM

    - Light Keyboard with ability to change colors

    - Thin form factor

    - USB 3.2 Gen 2 Port (Type C) (with DisplayPort function)

    - Wi-Fi 6E / Bluetooth 5.2

    - Qty (2) m.2 NVME Slots for SSD expansion according to the specs

    SETUP / MISC

    I’m sure it was all about timing, but it was nice that the unit I received had a very recent versions of Win 10 build on it, so that I did not have to spend an hour doing the update / reboot thing that is typical with most laptops. The laptop was fully up to date in only a few minutes. Everything out of the box if fully automated, and it boosts itself into higher performance mode when needed.

    SUMMARY / RECOMMENDATION

    The MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP is good to go out of the box, there is nothing more that is really needed. It has plenty of everything. I’m not even sure if upgrading the RAM to say 32GB would make that much of a difference in real world use.

    I have no hesitation recommending the MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP to anyone in the market for a high-performance laptop.

    Sep 20, 2021 19:41
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    Gaming On Ultra...Sweet

    --- SETUP ---

    The MSI Gaming laptop arrived in a no-frills box with just the minimum to protect the computer. Documentation was minimal and all that was in the box was the charging cable and the laptop itself. I immediately started charging the laptop. Initial setup took 5 minutes but downloading all the software and updates for gaming took a couple of hours.

    --- FEATURES ---

    This MSI Gaming Delta laptop features a 15 inch 240hz screen, 1 TB SSD storage, 16 GB memory, and uses the AMD Ryzen R7-5800H processor with the Radeon RX6700M graphics card. It weighs a little over 4lbs and is Wi-Fi 6E compatible.

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    This is a beast of a portable machine. It is a huge upgrade from my previous desktop that housed 2 Radeon’s RX480s. With this laptop, I was able to play most games I tried at high settings and a few in ultra settings. Games like Doom Eternal run at a full 60 FPS on high settings without any hiccups or frame drops. A Dark Souls like game called Mortal Shell looked incredible on Ultra and I was able to see detail I’ve never seen before. Games that are less graphic intensive are extremely beautiful to look at with the 240 hz running on ultra at their fullest potential. An example of this would be Phsyconauts 2.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    The MSI Delta weighs a little over 4 pounds but feels lighter than I expected that to feel. When playing games at high or ultra settings, the fans do sound loud. That is to be expected, but if you’re playing without headphones, expect to hear those fans.

    A software feature that I think many streaming gamers will enjoy is the autodetection of your microphone / headphone connections. Upon plugging in said devices, a software called Nahimic opens up and with a few prompts, customizes your equipment for their best use with your intended purpose. For instance, when I stream my video games through Facebook Gaming or YouTube, I put on certain filters, like a suppressor and gain adjustments, so that my background noise isn’t heard. This software takes care of that automatically.

    Battery wise, this laptop lasts if you’re just doing office-related things, but when you’re gaming, you want it plugged in for long sessions.

    Speaking of office-related work, I used the laptop to teach my coding students via Zoom as well as to create lesson plans. I didn’t like the work-experience because of the lack of a number pad and an ethernet port. Because it is Wi-Fi 6E enabled, I didn’t mind gaming only with my Wi-Fi 6E router.

    --- VALUE ---

    For the price, portability, and awesome insides, this is a worthy present for yourself and others who work hard and want to game equally as hard.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    This is my first MSI product and I must say, they have left quite an impression on me. I’d suggest this machine belongs in the hands of gamers who want nothing but top-notch quality paired with portability.

    Sep 21, 2021 22:12
  • Review by JKinSYR, 10 out of 10
    Fast and Furious Gaming Laptop

    This is one beautiful laptop with it's black case and thin profile for a gaming laptop. The laptop has a backlit keyboard without a keypad so it has this upscale and sophisticated look to it.

    Powering this MSI is an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H chip, along with an AMD Radeon RX 6700M graphics card that is anti lag for extreme gaming performance. The screen has a 240hz refresh rate and 1920x1080 FHD display coming in at 15.6", and it all comes together in a truly spectacular display. No matter what you do on this screen it looks amazing, and it's like nothing I have ever experienced before. Windows 10 works well on here, a whopping 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD for storage. This machine is ready out of the box to play games and not slow you down. WiFi 6E will keep you connected for solid performance, and this machine weighs just over 4 pounds.

    The fans in this computer are loud, but needed to help keep this cool as much as possible. The laptop does get warm and that's even when the fans are running at full speed to keep this cool.

    I have been using this computer for everyday work purposes, surfing, shopping, and gaming. It's an excellent overall machine that gives you the best of both worlds with work and play. Gaming will be experienced the way that gaming is meant to be on a fast and responsive visual display and super slick internal components that ensure you're moving at the speed of light. This laptop is big but still ideal for on the go and portability. Plenty of ports and jacks to keep your controllers and monitor connected. MSI Delta is one of the best laptops I have ever used.

    PRO:

    240hz screen is amazing

    1TB SSD

    16GB RAM

    CON:

    Fans are loud and this baby gets hot

    Sep 22, 2021 21:26
  • 9.0score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

    At your desk, on the couch, or out in the yard, Surface Pro 7 adapts to the way you work with laptop-to-tablet versatility. And now, it delivers more power than ever, with a laptop-class Intel® Core™ processor, all-day battery¹, Instant On, and improved graphics — plus more multitasking connections, including both USB-C® and USB-A ports.

    11 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Connect, create, get comfortable: Whatever your office looks like, be it a desk, couch, or dining table, Surface Pro 7 is your ultra-light, endlessly adaptable partner — now with faster processing and more connections — plus all-day battery life.¹
  • More powerful in every way: Chase your dream and get seriously productive with mega-multitasking laptop power, all-day battery,¹ and plenty of memory and storage.
  • Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Surface Pro 7 keeps up with you — with multitasking speed, stunning entertainment, incredible Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
  • Get back to work the moment inspiration strikes: With Fast Charging, all-day battery¹ and Instant On, you can get back to work right now, tonight, or tomorrow. Surface Pro 7 stands ready to take your ideas to the next level whenever you are.
  • Built-in cameras that show your best side: 1080p HD video webcams are perfect for all your calls, meetings, virtual get togethers and more.
  • Connect and keep up the way you want to: Video calls and meetings come to life with spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras that automatically adjust to indoor and outdoor lighting conditions.
  • A brilliant display: The high-resolution 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen automatically adjusts to lighting conditions.
  • Make a statement with signature accessories: Personalize your Surface Pro 7 with the Surface Pro accessories you know. Choose from Platinum or Matte Black.⁴
  • Be heard loud and clear: Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics. Plus, enjoy crisp, clear audio for music, podcasts, and movies with Dolby® Audio™ sound.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by teedang, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic Product!

    I've been a fan of the Microsoft Surface Pro lines since its inception. Not much of a difference between the Surface Pro 6 and this Surface Pro 7 though. Appreciate the newly added USB-C port but Microsoft should've already had it on the Surface Pro 6. Overall, great product all around.

    Mar 09, 2020 02:27
  • Review by JDThird, 10 out of 10
    Finally found my new laptop

    I had a lot of problems trying to replace my nearly 3 year old Dell XPS13. First of all it was an i7 with a terabyte SSD and 16 GB RAM. 4K HDR screen was gorgeous. I didn't NEED a replacement, but I'd never kept a laptop that long, and I missed the tablet format of my Spectre X360's I had before it. So first I tried a Surfacebook, but it wouldn't work with my Dell WD15 USB C dock. I finally got the multimonitors to work, but it didn't have enough power to charge. I didn't want multiple plugs and I didn't want to buy a dock for it.

    Then I tried a different version of this, the i5 base model Surface Pro 7. I already knew the format, I have a Surface Pro 4 that my son and I use for building Lego sets, since we like the electronic instructions rather than the paper. But that Surface Pro 7 also didn't work well with the multimonitor setup with that Dell WD15 dock. Then I tried the 2020 Spectre X360 15" with the discrete video option. Yes, still issues with the dock and multi monitor. So then I finally tried the new 2020 Spectre X360 14 inch. When that didn't work well with the Dell dock, I purchased a Thunderbolt 3 dock that should've worked well with it, and still had issues.

    I finally saw they had a really great sale on these higher end Surface Pros, so it was worth getting this and simply buying the Surface Dock 2 and bypassing issues with my Dell dock.

    And it's been a nearly perfect result.

    It is a bit of a performance hit for the lower power i7 this has, but for my needs, the things I do like transcoding video files are not a constant, so I don't mind the performance drop. The 4k HDR screen was nice, but I don't watch movies on these, so I didn't really lose anything there.

    I do require something I can use on my lap on the couch though since I do a lot of work at home at night as well, and the Brydge Pro 12.3 really DOES turn this into a laptop for all intents and purposes, finally a keyboard that's weighted enough that this acts like a laptop in your lap, no kickstand needed.

    It's so great having something with no fan noise. This is dead silent.

    The form factor is great for someone like me who takes it to work and back home every day.

    The tablet functionality is outstanding, whether using fingers or the pen, it gives so many more possibilities than normal laptops. Unlike the HP Spectre X60 15 inch, this is NOT a burden to hold and use as a tablet.

    I've had SSD based systems for years now, the last five laptops I've had were all SSD, all my desktops and my media center are SSD, so I'm used to fast booting systems. Yet this still boots quicker than any other system I have or ever used. I don't sleep anything, always power off, so I still have a very quick boot.

    I've had a few issues with a couple programs I use such as Eseecloud for my home external cameras, and even with the dock 2 designed for these, I get weird issues with the mouse moving between one of the monitors and this screen. But considering all the things I run on here, that's small potatoes.

    The power brick isn't too bad, but I found a USB C to surface port charging cable that I can use with a small USB C wall wart that puts out 90 watts. FAR easier to carry that with me, and the one that shipped with this is permanently under the couch and used when I am home.

    The screen gets very dark if you want, FAR darker than the XPS could, which I appreciate at night.

    Battery life is a bit of a letdown, but still better than my Dell was doing after nearly 3 years of use. I would've loved the battery life of the Surfacebook but I didn't want to pay the premium for the hardware when I could get this on such a great sale and have basically the same experience. I have no need of discrete graphics and it seemed pointless to spend extra money for something I never needed to use.

    I'm glad I finally am done searching for a new laptop. Between the Brydge keyboard I can leave at home on the stand by the couch and the typecover for when I'm anywhere else and don't need this on my lap, I have the best of all worlds.

    Dec 24, 2020 18:59
  • Review by BJMED, 8 out of 10
    Great if it stays charged.

    I bought this to replace the one I bought a year and a half ago. The battery on the last one stopped charging and they had to refund (as credit) and then I could use the refund to buy another one. I got the same one in black, and I am hoping the charging issue doesn't happen this time. I love the computer, but even new it doesn't stay charged as long as my little Chromebook, which I bought while waiting to get the new Surface because they don't have loaners. I really love the size and weight of the Surface and the color contrast. I bought the keyboard for it. I wouldn't want to have to use it without that.

    Jul 02, 2021 19:24
  • Review by Surfacepro, 8 out of 10
    No keyboard

    Like the computer. Wish it came with keyboard thought it did and everyone is sold out

    Nov 05, 2021 16:12
  • Review by dhishi, 10 out of 10
    Good Laptop

    Power pack with all the features on 16GB 512GB laptop with an i7. Battery is life is bad.

    Works great for use and portability. Extremely light weight.

    Oct 13, 2021 07:34
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Would highly recommend the Surface Pro

    Fantastic product. Love the size of the tablet and the visual quality is excellent

    Oct 30, 2021 15:51
  • Review by Denice, 10 out of 10
    USB port

    It did exactly what I needed. I needed a tablet that worked just like a computer with a USB port to download my sewing software. And it worked great. I don’t have the best of luck with computers so this did want I needed

    May 21, 2021 19:30
  • Review by Traci, 10 out of 10
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    Everything I was looking for on production floor and office areas.

    Sep 07, 2021 07:41
  • 9.0score
    23
    MSI
    MSI - GS76 17.3" FHD 360hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i9 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 - 1TB SSD - 32GB Memory
    Description

    Edge ahead of the pack with this MSI Stealth gaming laptop. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card delivers stutter-free, paired with FHD 360hz refresh 3ms screen for fluid gameplay, while the Intel Core i9 processor and 32GB of RAM power through resource-intensive titles. Featuring a 1TB SSD, this MSI Stealth gaming laptop offers ample storage for your files and ultrafast startups.

    7 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11: Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.
  • 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 scree
  • 17.3" FHD display: The 1920x1080 resolution with 360hz refresh and 3ms response time boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 32GB 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 NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics: Backed by 8GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • 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.
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  • Review by Sicrashdummie, 8 out of 10
    Best Bang for the Buck! Pros are way over Cons!

    MSI has the best gaming laptops around.

    Pros -

    1) 17-inch Laptop in a 15-inch body.

    2) Intel Core i9 11900H, RTX 3070, Phison 1TB NVME SSD, and Samsung 2 x 16GB DDR4 3200MHz SODIMM PC4-25600 CL22 2Rx8 RAM destroy the competition at this price point.

    3) Very professional appearance for a gaming laptop.

    4) Lightweight for its size and build quality.

    5) Has a full-size keyboard with a large trackpad.

    6) Super low profile design with tiny bezels.

    7) Thunderbolt 4

    Cons-

    1) Runs pretty hot. The CPU can hit 95C pretty easy and the GPU runs at about 75C.

    2) Terrible battery life, but it is a desktop replacement, meaning it is expected to be plugged in most of the time.

    3) Very temperamental fans.

    4) The display is quite flimsy and light bleed can be bad.

    5) Only two M.2 NVME slots vs the 2 NVME and 1 SATA M.2 on the GS75.

    Conclusion -

    There isn't much competition at this price point, especially in 17-Inch models. I love having a full-size keyboard and a large screen. Even with the issues, this is my third MSI GS Series laptop because it's a great overall product. MSI makes a great product!

    Sep 21, 2021 04:50
  • Review by DecentGamingLaptop, 10 out of 10
    Laptop Quality

    I was uncomfortable with this laptop at first. Then, I realized this product is quite decent to buy, and I would recommend buying this if you want to do multitasks or heavy programs at the same time.

    Oct 18, 2021 19:54
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Why I LOVE the MSI GS76

    This laptop is fast, powerful, and smooth. Can basically run anything I put my mind to it,

    Runs AAA games smoother than anything I've ever used.

    runs Raytracing like a dream.

    Sep 14, 2021 07:49
  • Review by Nayeli, 10 out of 10
    A great option, fast, and of great quality

    If you are looking for a fast, high-quality computer with a good design, and at a fair price, this is your best option, since it not only runs all the programs that are opened quickly and efficiently (some of which are very heavy because they are focused on 3D engineering design), but it is also very comfortable to use, since the size and definition of the screen helps not to have to strain your eyes, it has a very ergonomic keyboard and mouse pad that are easily adjusted In the hands of the user, it is very easy to transport because for its large size it has a light weight, and it is also important to mention that its stylish design and luminous keyboard, which allows you to choose the color of the keys, make it very beautiful to look at .

    If you are working or studying a career that requires the use of very heavy programs (such as engineering in my case), I fully recommend it, because it is the best computer I have had so far.

    Sep 08, 2021 01:11
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    Completely Satisifed

    Straight out of the box, the MSI GS76 setup was easy and quick plus it performed wonderfully. The 8Gb graphics memory as well as 32Gb system RAM made it possible to run graphics intensive applications quickly with no lagging or freezing. I would recommend the MSI GS76 to anyone looking for a development laptop to take on the road.

    Sep 06, 2021 19:35
  • Review by Tomorcuk, 6 out of 10
    Read before you buy!

    I had high expectations for this product but there are some points that made me disappointed. First, the overall design and keyboard is not good, buttons especially on/off buttons and texts are weird. Second, this pc gets really hot, i bought a cooling pad for this, i dont even play games, talking about zoom sessions. Third, sometimes the screen gets weird, gets pixellated and sometimes freezes. Fourth, the screen has low brightness than i expected. I would return it if i did not need this because of my heavy schedule at school. Besides these points, it is good in performance and came with a good packaging. However, i do not highly recommend this laptop. As you research, you will see that you cant find this product in many shops, i think because of these drawbacks.

    Sep 24, 2021 22:00
  • Review by Nino79n, 10 out of 10
    One of the best gaming laptop for its price!!!

    A great gaming laptop for its price. i9, 360hz display paired up with the 3070 is a nice set up. I recommend this to anyone looking for a gaming laptop as well as a desktop replacement. Its also a very light and smaller in size than most 17.3" laptop.

    Oct 11, 2021 11:54
  • Review by Smith, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop, semi ok support.

    Prior to the GS76, I owned an MSI GS65. I loved that laptop, though it got a bit warm and loud sometimes. This GS76 is almost better in every way: Its battery life is longer, provided you utilize the profiles. It boots up rapidly and add the 2nd storage drive is super easy. The keyboard is fine and doesn't take too long to get used to. I've been using it primarily to run several VMs with some gaming on the side and it has been great.

    However, I did end up with one working speaker. Opening a ticket, they wanted to do a full RMA process to fix it, even though the replacement speakers are simple to fix. As I needed the laptop for the near future and did not want to go a month+ without it, I did not opt for that. I plan to use headsets for most of the time. So I can't speak for the audio quality.

    Sep 27, 2021 12:45
  • 9.0score
    24
    Geo
    Geo - GeoBook 120 12.5-inch HD Laptop - Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Blue
    Description

    GeoBook 120 is a 12.5-inch Windows 10 laptop complete with a 1-year subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal. Powered by an Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor and 4GB RAM, this lightweight laptop makes easy work of essential tasks, browsing and more. 64GB eMMC storage is built in and can be expanded with the addition of a MicroSD card (up to 64GB). GeoBook 120 also features a 2MP webcam, dual microphones and integrated speakers, plus reliable AC Wi-FI.

    5 Features
  • Intel® Celeron® N4020 Dual-Core processor: Enjoy a computer with an Intel® Celeron® processor. Experience Intel performance with entertainment features and fast connectivity. The Intel Celeron processor delivers performance in a new computer that fits your lifestyle and budget.
  • Memory: 4GB system memory for basic multitaskingAdequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
  • Dimensions: Weighs 3.05 lbs. and measures 0.7" thinUltraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 2-cell lithium-polymer. 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.
  • Built-in 2.0MP webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Microsoft Teams or other popular applications.
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  • Review by callmeageeth, 8 out of 10
    Great kids Chromebook Alternative

    This is a budget laptop through and through but is perfect for a young child for both school work and some very light gaming. It’s essentially a Chromebook, but with windows. Please note that I am commenting on the laptop both from the perspective of a parent buying this for their child and from my son’s perspective.

    IN THE BOX

    You get the laptop along with a charger. The purchase also includes a year subscription of Office 365 which you can sign up for after setup.

    DESIGN

    I actually like the look and feel of this laptop a lot. It’s really slim has a cool light blue hue to it (which is different from the black and silver laptops you see everyday) and it has a nice “rubber” feeling coating to the outside that makes it easy to grip.

    It has a decent size trackpad, and the typical keyboard you’d expect in a small laptop. It has the up and down arrow keys jammed together which I don’t love, but is almost a necessity given the small footprint.

    The only thing I wish it really had was backlit keyboard. I get it, it’s a super cheap laptop, but the light blue color with white lettering is more difficult than normal to see without good lighting. And the brightness of the screen doesn’t help much.

    In terms of ports, it has 2 USB-A 3.0 (blue) ports which is nice, a USB-C, also nice, headphone jack and microSD slot. I like that it includes HDMI out, but it’s HDMI-mini. I don’t have one of those hanging around, so that’s a bit of a bummer, but I get why a full sized HDMI wouldn’t have worked. It’s too big. And it obviously has a proprietary charging port which is a tiny circle. My other main complaint would be for USB-C charging. I charge most of my electronics with one, and when my kid loses his charger (inevitably) it would have been nice to charge it via USB-C.

    SETUP

    It’s like any Windows laptop. No “kid” skin to speak of, it’s a full fledged Windows laptop through and through. I will say that I had issues setting up my son’s account, which I set up as a part of my family account so I can lock certain apps and websites when he signs in. But this was undoubtedly user error, nothing to blame the laptop for.

    I will add that I use an Alienware as my desktop, and it comes full of bloatware (some helpful, others I never use). I was happy to see the Geobook comes with no bloatware. Which is a good thing given its limited storage space and computational power.

    USE AND PERFORMANCE

    In the world of QHD, 4K, and even 8K, a lot of people might balk at this laptop’s screen resolution. I’m here to say that it’s just fine. I’m not just saying that because a young kid might not care or know any better, but even using it myself, the 1366X768 resolution is just fine for everyday tasks and school work (and light gaming). My only complaint about the screen was that it came with a dead pixel. It is only noticeable when the screen is on and completely black, but in day-to-day use, I don’t see it at all.

    The 64 GB hard drive however, is a bit more difficult to swallow. Windows 10 itself takes up a bulk of that space. Putting movies, videos, pictures, maybe some games, will eat up the hard drive space quickly. My kid doesn’t edit videos, photos or play large games (think Call of Duty) so the lack of storage isn’t a big concern (at least for now). I like that it is expandable via microSD. I’m comfortable upgrading HDDs in a laptop and wouldn’t have minded the ability to do so here, but for my kid who doesn’t know what bleeding edge tech looks like, the relatively slower speeds of a microSD card compared to high end SSD isn’t an issue.

    It also only has 4 GB of RAM, which when you think about it, isn’t a lot since most newer phones have at least that much. But when your kid is browsing the web, watching YouTube videos, doing Google Classwork or even playing Minecraft or Roblox, there is virtually no performance hiccups. I haven’t opened a bunch of tabs or opened programs to really stress it, but I can tell you that day-to-day use (and having heard no complaints from my son about slowdowns, etc., the 4 GB of RAM is more than adequate for this laptop.

    I mentioned gaming. My son plays Roblox and it runs just fine on this laptop. So does Minecraft. I don’t let my kids play high end games (like GTA or Call of Duty) so I don’t see a reason to install it and test its capabilities, but I’m certain for AAA games it won’t run them very well. But again, for what this laptop is, that’s perfectly ok.

    BATTERY LIFE

    I have to mention the battery life. It’s great. It has close to 15 hours of battery life. I’m certain its’ the Intel Celeron processor combined with the low resolution screen that helps it last that long. For kids who aren’t accustomed to charging their electronics regularly, this can be extremely helpful.

    CONCLUSION

    This is a terrific laptop for what it is. A budget laptop for kids. It seems durable (although we haven’t really dropped it, etc., so I can’t say how it would hold up to kids handling it long term). It has everything they need and it’s Windows. Obviously Google Classroom will work through Chrome, which, if your kid does NTI from home is a plus. While I like Chromebooks, I do prefer Windows and having a budget Chromebook-ish Windows laptop for my kids is better (in my opinion).

    Sep 11, 2021 19:23
  • Review by JKinSYR, 8 out of 10
    Budget friendly and ideal for kids

    Budget friendly computer for light duty usage on a day to day basis. This computer sports a nice but effective Intel Celeron processor. It's enough to get by for web surfing, streaming, and MS Office tasks but will seem to slow down if you push it for more intensive usage. The 4GB of RAM is pretty minimal, but is enough for this machine. 64GB of storage space is good for this machine, as it's an entry level Windows based laptop. You also get some ports for your external devices such as 1 HDMI, 2 USB 3.0 Type A, 1 USB Type C, Micro SD card slot.

    The color is unique and inviting in a soft powder blue case/shell with a soft plastic/rubber texture. You'll get yourself a nice sized 12.5 inch LCD screen with an adequate screen resolution of 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Adequate for an entry level machine and sufficient for virtual classes and schooling from home. It's lightweight which is nice as it makes it easy to be portable and move around with. About 3 pounds and .7 inches thin. The built in webcam will also allow for 2MP video along with the built in microphone so you'll still be able to take part in virtual web based interaction. The box is fairly simple and to the point, as you get a laptop, power adapter, and quick start guide.

    In my opinion the best part of this laptop is that you'll also get a 1 year subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal which is helpful and useful in itself. After that 1 year you can decide what you'll want to do going forward, but it has been coming in handy for our household so far.

    I feel that this machine is ideal for elementary aged, maybe middle schoolers, and senior citizens. It can accomplish the tasks you would need to do with Windows 10 S mode. Don't expect it to do heavy gaming or processing, but use this machine as a budget friendly alternative to a tablet or a laptop that would cost twice the price.

    PRO:

    Screen size is nice

    Compact and portable

    Unique color

    Price

    CON:

    Select audience

    Sep 03, 2021 09:28
  • Review by PhillipB, 8 out of 10
    Great for kids. Replaces Chromebook.

    This was an interesting product.

    Kind of like a Chromebook kind of like a tablet.

    So let's go with physical appearance.

    Nice color

    Lightweight

    Grippy feel

    Has multiple ports to plug in

    Keyboard is nice feeling

    Size is good. Not too big not too small.

    Performance

    For being a small compact performance was decent.

    Battery life lasted 3 days of moderate use. First day was heavy due to Microsoft updates.

    Video conference via Skype was good.

    Mic was clear

    Sound was decent.

    My kids used this for their remote Skype music lessons and it did well. No lagging. No freezing..

    Screen was decent. I streamed 4k and it looked nice.

    USBc allowed me to use HDMI adapter to run a big screen and it worked just fine.

    Memory was good. Half of the available space was used by operating system. So saving files locally may not work out. You will need to work off the cloud and with the 1 year subscription of Microsoft office that will help.

    Printing to wireless printers was much easier than using Chromebooks. For whatever reason Chromebooks have App issues and it made.it difficult to print. Because this is Windows 10 based it took care of that issue.

    Only thing I could ding this on was the polarization of the screen. It has filters on it which is probably good to help with eye fatigue but I did not completely like it.

    Other than that this is like a Chromebook but running Microsoft 10 lite.

    For the purpose of my kids this will do just fine for any additional distance learning if needed and general school work.

    Based on what my kids do on computers and how this computer performed. I would recommend this product for kids if you don't want to use a Chromebook.

    Sep 08, 2021 01:39
  • Review by DaveW, 8 out of 10
    Great Starter Laptop

    The Geobook 120 is a 12.5” entry-level laptop that I have been messing around with for about a week now. I have had the chance to use it almost daily as well as having my kids take their turns with it. The fun color scheme and entry level specs skews this machine towards young school age kids, as well as anyone looking for an affordable machine to meet some basic computing needs.

    Specs

    CPU – Intel Celeron N4020 Dual Core 1.10 GHz processor w/ integrated Intel 600 graphics

    Memory – 4GB LPDDR4-2133

    Graphics – integrated Intel 600 graphics

    Screen – 12.5” 1366 x 768p HD TN

    Storage – 64GB eMMC – expandable via SD card up to additional 64GB

    Ports – 1X USB C / 2X USB 3.0 / 1X HDMI 2.0 / 1X microSD Slot / TRRS 3.5mm Jack (headphone and mic support)

    Network Connectivity – Wireless AC

    Audio – dual speakers

    Webcam – 1080P with dual microphone

    Dimensions – 11.9 x 8.11 x 0.71”; 3.05lb

    Battery – 34200 mWh Li-ion

    Other – Windows 10 S w/ 1 year subscription of Office 365

    Design

    The design of the GEO 120 is pretty fun. Mine comes in the light blue color which adds to the fun look. The outer chassis material is a grippy soft touch plastic and features plenty of rounded edges. The inner material is a smooth soft touch plastic – still in that light blue. The keyboard and touch pad keep with the color scheme, and the keys feature white lettering. There is no backlight to the keys. The touchpad is generously sized for the form factor. Its clickable and understand multi-finger inputs. The keyboard also has a function key for media controls, but it does not feature a function lock. The overall design reminds me a bit of the netbook I had back in college. Small form factor, very lightweight, and great for on the go tasks.

    I had my GF’s youngest daughter (10y.o.) help me test the GEO out. She liked the color and the size of the laptop. It was perfect for her to sit on the couch with it in her lap. The base didn’t get particularly warm on her, so hold the laptop on bare skin was no issue. The only thing she had trouble with was the white lettering on the keys. She isn’t a touch typist yet, so she still relies on being able to quickly read the key faces. The white lettering is tough to see in bright overhead light (keys are kind of shiny) and in dimly lit rooms. Other than that she liked the look and feel of the GEO. The keyboard was easy to type on and the keys felt nice to her. They had a good little click that provided enough tactile feedback. She also liked the trackpad because it was fairly responsive and accurate.

    Performance

    The GEO 120’s 4GB of low power RAM coupled with the 1.1GHz dual core means its not going to be a compute power house. If you are used to faster machines this will feel like a step back. However, through the eye of a kid getting their first laptop the GEO has more than enough power. My testing partner has a 12” Chromebook from school, so this isn’t her first machine by any means. However, the comparison between the two was favoring the GEO a bit due to it being a touch faster and more familiar OS (Windows vs. Chrome).

    When it came to playing games she was able to load up some games from the Microsoft store that were already on her account. I’m not 100% sure what all she was playing, but I know she played Human Fall Flat and a couple of other Gamepass games. As far as I could tell she didn’t have any issues or complaints with how the games ran. I would be hesitant to have her try anything too intensive, but knowing it can crank out good experiences on resource-light games is a plus.

    The 64GB of eMMC isn’t a whole lot. eMMC is essentially a soldered SD card – not a traditional HDD or SSD but more like the memory in your phone. The 64GB drive is faster than a HDD, so it moves along well. However, that 64GB does fill up quickly especially if you or your child wants to add some games. I plan to pick up a fast microSD card (64GB max) to toss in the expansion slot. At 128GB I think we would be fine, and not have to do a lot of storage housekeeping.

    Display

    The 12.5” 1366 x 768p (HD) display is perfectly adequate and its pixel density is just fine (125 ppi) for the size. Compare it to a 21.5” 1080p screen and this beats its out by a decent amount (102 ppi). I know seeing 768p can throw you off, but in this case its fine. Its not too bad of a display, and it absolutely fits the budget on the machine.

    However, I do have some issues with the display. In a really bright room the panel isn’t bright enough to not be slightly washed out. The TN panel is an older technology that fits the budget, however it provides really poor vertical off angle viewing. Horizontal off angle viewing isn’t as greatly affected though, which was surprising. I would expect you would want horizontal to suffer more than vertical on a laptop where you are the only viewer. However, I can see screen sharing with siblings as a reason to align the panel for better horizontals. The last issue I have relates to the display housing in the chassis. It is noticeably weak enough to “ripple” the image on the screen along the entire bottom when adjusting the angle or even slightly wiggling the screen. You can also cause ripples along the edges where you grab with even the lightest touch.

    Speakers and Webcam

    The speakers are there. They are very tinny and don’t have a lot of power. I had them at max volume and could talk over them. They are acceptable for limited use, but I would absolutely recommend a headset.

    The webcam does a nice job overall. My GF’s daughter loves to Skype her grandma, so she was thrilled to use the webcam. It does a nice job overall. You do need to stay in a well lit room as it starts to get grainy in low light. The dual mics pick up your voice well, and don’t do too bad with background noise in general.

    Other Thoughts

    So this is my first time running across Windows 10 S. I had honestly never heard of it. It serves as sort of a stripped down Windows experience that is optimized for security and speed. You can’t install 3rd party apps – you can only install apps available in the Microsoft store. Edge is the only browser and it defaults to safe search. The OS appears to have been optimized for lower spec’d systems – I mimicked this experience on my old netbook with a cracked stripped down Win7 build, and it was absolutely the way to go back then. So hopefully Win10 S does the same job of removing some of the system overhead to keep things snappy. If you don’t want or need this protection you can always upgrade (for free) to plain Win10 Home Edition, but you won’t be able to go back once you upgrade.

    Overall

    As an adult with a gaming PC, gaming laptops, a workstation class laptop I can say I am not really the target for this PC. However, I do see the value in a machine like this for a quick runabout or travelling. It is very easy to transport. Where it really shines is with the kids. My GF’s daughter loved it and it didn’t even occur that it was a lightly spec’d machine. She loves getting to use it. As a parent I really like the baked in Office 365 sub, and the walled garden that is Win 10 S. I personally would upgrade it to Home but only because I don’t need those barriers. The only drawbacks I really saw were with the display panel and the speakers. They were the only somewhat underwhelming aspects. Everything else seems great though.

    Sep 14, 2021 01:40
  • Review by softwareEngineer, 8 out of 10
    Daily Driver for the Kids, Family

    The Geo 120 laptop is catered for those looking to perform basic tasks or those who need to run non-demanding Windows applications, all on a budget. The Intel Celeron Dual Core N4020 processor can handle most jobs, but it will definitely feel sluggish overall if you’ve got something much faster at home. This is due to the eMMC storage that performs slightly better than an traditional 7200rpm HDD, but helps keep the overall dollar costs down for the laptop. I think the price vs performance is perfect for our kids in school that are starting to dig into Word or staying connected to their classroom assignments online.

    Although advertised with 64GB eMMC, you’ll have around 25-30GB of usable space due to the Windows installation, so that’s something to think about if you have space requirements. Luckily, you can insert an additional max 64GB MicroSD card for more storage. The 4GB of RAM clearly highlights its weight class, which is to be the best at web browsing or streaming video content, but not all at once. As far as gaming, I was able to give Roblox a test drive, which is currently the game-of-choice for the kids at home. The UHD630 did struggle slightly with frame rates and input response, but it was still playable. Battery life lasted about 7-8 hours under normal basic use.

    There’s a lot to enjoy about this laptop. The keys are very large and tactile and there is just the right amount of “click” with each key press. I like the omission of the touchpad left/right buttons as it is integrated within the touchpad itself. This gives you more touchpad real estate. The screen’s hinge is strong enough to keep it from drooping during sudden movements or adjustments. 1366x768p is a great choice of resolution for a 12.5” screen and also helps increase battery life. The laptop will get a little warm during heavy loads (playing Roblox, for example), but it didn’t bother me. The laptop is very quiet due to its passive cooling method (no fans). The baby-blue color just speaks to the kids! I especially loved that I could charge the laptop (with a laptop-rated charger) through the USB-C port, which means I don’t have to carry it’s proprietary charger around when I travel with it. The front-facing camera is perfect for Zoom calls and the sound output is adequate. It’s lightweight at 3lbs and less than ¾ inch thick when closed.

    There are a couple of things that I wish this laptop had. For one, it would have been nice to have a backlit keyboard. Second, I wish I could upgrade the eMMC storage to an NVMe drive as this would surely give this machine a performance boost. For me, the touchpad doesn’t perform well during small, precise movements. I felt like it lagged or drifted on its own when performing these small adjustments. Also, I am concerned about its durability since its outer shell is entirely made of plastic. I didn’t knock off points for its overall performance because at its price point, it’s actually doing a heck of a job. Lastly, the laptop comes configured in “S” mode, which locks the laptop down to Microsoft approved software, but you can easily switch out of this mode if you choose to do so. I switched out so I could install Chrome Browser.

    I’ve honestly never heard of Geo Computers until I saw this laptop. After visiting their website, I’ve learned that Geo Computers are the largest UK-based supplier of OEM devices. They are part of the Tactus Group and are winners of the 2021 Microsoft Device Partner of the Year Award. And so they grace us with their Geo 120 to compete in the very heavy entry-level laptop class, and it really doesn’t disappoint at its price point.

    Sep 04, 2021 20:23
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    Impressive Value

    The GeoBook 120 is quite an impressive value - especially considering that it comes with 1 year of Microsoft 365 Personal which costs $70 on its own. The GeoBook does not have the streamlined simplicity of a Chromebook, but instead manages to provide a more full featured windows experience at an incredibly low cost.

    The physical build does feel rather plastic and cheap but it functions well and is truly able to meet the entry level needs of most young students. Researching on the internet, word processing, spreadsheet creation, watching Youtube, using Netflix, Video chat, and even very light gaming all work well. The battery will play video for over 3 hours and will allow over 5 hours of web browsing or word processing.

    It is important to note that the GeoBook runs Windows 10 Home in S Mode. This means that only applications from the Microsoft store will download and run on the laptop - which actually improves security of the laptop. The laptop also does NOT have a graphics card, so the GeoBook should NOT be purchased for gaming. BUT, my 7 year old son was thrilled to discover that the computer is able to run Roblox reasonably well.

    The GeoBook comes with about 24 gigabytes of remaining harddrive space, but does have a MicroSD slot that allows up to 64 gigs of extra space. The keyboard feels cheep and rather clunky, but works appropriately. The laptop has a built-in camera, but it is only 2MB and it does not have a physical shutter cover to block the camera. If you are concerned about the security of a camera being pointed at your child every time the laptop is open, you may want to buy a 3rd party cover for the webcam. Also, be aware that the video output is Mini HDMI - so you will need a special cable to output the video to a 2nd monitor.

    Overall I am impressed with the value of the GeoBook and would definitely recommend it to those who want a low cost, but nearly full featured laptop.

    Sep 15, 2021 00:50
  • Review by Mirvana, 8 out of 10
    A great affordable notebook for kids!

    My wife and I wanted to find a laptop that was geared specifically toward low-end, very simple tasks, that we could let our kids have for at home learning. Specifically, they have internet games they can play that help them work on various school subjects. We have other computers, laptops, tablets, etc. at home but most of them are "ours" as parents or are used solely for fun.

    This GeoBook from Geo has been helped fill this role very well. Our kids were SUPER excited to get a laptop "just like yours dad". They are very excited about being able to do things like ABCmouse, Prodigy, etc. and we're happy to have an option that doesn't take up our work computers.

    The notebook itself has some fantastic features for the price, the 64GB of memory is way more than they'll ever use doing what they're doing, the 4 GB of RAM is plenty for light work and internet tasks, the 12.5" screen is a great size for them as well.

    I must say though, the screen itself leaves a lot to be desired. The 768p resolution is actually really good on such a small screen but the colors are extremely washed out and viewing angles, especially vertical, are pretty bad. I've posted a pic for comparison. That said, our kids didn't care, they don't care about things like color accuracy, viewing angles, off axis color shift, etc. They just don't.

    Other than the sub-par screen, this has been a great tool for our kids and we're excited they'll have something that they can own and will be a tool they can use to help them learn at home.

    Sep 06, 2021 16:35
  • Review by MonicaC, 10 out of 10
    Awesome 1st computer

    What an adorable 1st laptop for my nephew. I fell in love with the color and size of this laptop. It’s compact and lightweight. Perfect to carry to school if needed. I bought it more for the aesthetics but this little guy packs a punch. With a free 12 month MS 365 software it was a no brainer. I opened it and gave it a test run. It was easy to use. I recommend this laptop for a child’s (and adult) needs.

    Aug 11, 2021 20:30
  • 9.0score
    ASUS - ZenBook Flip 15 Q538EI 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - GTX1650Ti Max-Q - 1TB SSD - Grey
    Description

    Q538EI-202.BL ASUS Laptop

    9 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.
  • 15.6" UHD Touch Panel (3840 x 2160): The 3840 x 2160 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight. Display with OLED UHD, Pantone-Validated & Eye comfort testing by TÜV Rheinland.
  • Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 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.
  • 16GB system memory for basic multitasking: Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs at the same time.
  • 1TB "Teton Glacier" PCIe 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.
  • Alexa Built-In: Alexa makes it easy to voice-control your day. Whether at home or on the go, you can ask Alexa to play music, read the news, answer questions and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650Ti Max-Q graphics: Backed by 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • 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 MGoose, 10 out of 10
    Great build quality and performance

    I am really pleased with the build quality and versatility of the Zenbook. Good performance, plenty of storage and a legit video card that can handle the needs of a casual gamer.

    Pros

    - Build quality is top notch: The hinge that allows the screen to rotate has no play at all. The case does not bend or flex when carried in one hand.

    - Great specs. Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, 1TB solid state hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB video card ensure that this computer will perform well for years.

    - Great Storage. The 1TB drive is definitely worth it for the extra space, especially if you plan to download games or have a collection of videos. Having a solid state drive is not only great for performance, but peace of mind (no moving parts to fail or be damaged). With only the preinstalled apps there was a little over 900GB available.

    - Video card can handle most games at the standard 1080p 60fps. This is not a purpose built gaming laptop, but it meets the minimum requirements for a lot of spec heavy games (with reduced texture quality settings). It easily handled Doom 2016 and Wolfenstein II that I downloaded from Steam. Based on the specs it should easily handle Doom Eternal that came out earlier this year.

    - No adapters needed. The Zenbook has an SD card reader, 1 full sized USB-A port, 2 USB-C ports and an HDMI port.

    - Screen is beautiful with a high resolution, vibrant colors, and deep blacks. When I used the HDMI port to connect a second monitor the difference between the 2 screens is night and day (the LED monitor is only a few months old, but looks washed out and dull compared to the Zenbook).

    - Battery life is very good. I regularly get 8-9 hours of use for common stuff like surfing the internet or writing a paper. It can even handle 2-3 hours of video games and does a great job of temperature management under heavy load while using the battery. I love the ASUS utility which allows you to adjust the battery charge settings to extend the battery lifespan if you intend to leave it plugged in for a while.

    - Keyboard spacing and feel are good, it has an adjustable backlight, and even manages to squeeze in a usable number pad with a short cut to the calculator app. Dual purpose F1-F12 / Function keys have useful short cuts such as volume, screen brightness, lock. It even has a cap lock light on the key (num lock, scroll lock are missing).

    Things to Consider

    - Using the Zenbook in tablet mode is a bit awkward due to the weight, stiff hinge, and the keyboard. The keyboard faces out on the bottom of the Zenbook when flipped, meaning you are holding the Zenbook by it is keyboard and if you set it down it lays on its keyboard (this is common on many 2-in-1 laptops).

    - Not a big deal, but I was worried it would scratch my desk when I first looked at it. The screen rotates past the bottom of the Zenbook as it opens, but it has little rubber numbs to keep the edge of the screen or hinge from directly making contact with the surface it is on.

    - Speaker performance is fine for a laptop and on par with others I have owned, but the harmon/kardon label might be a little deceiving. The sound is clear with no distortion at max volume and the dual speakers help widen the sound stage, but it lacks bass and is not loud enough.

    I have owned several Asus laptops and many of their other products (routers, motherboards) - all of which were well built and reliable. Based on the build quality and performance of the Zenbook so far, it will live up to the same standard.

    Jan 01, 2021 18:57
  • Review by BarbM, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful machine when it's fully set up.

    This Asus Zenbook is a very nice machine.

    It's slim and lightweight making it very portable.

    The bezel is minimal giving 15" of screen in the most compact way without sacrificing the number pad or touchpad size.

    The hinges appear to be very strong and capable of holding up long-term.

    The touchscreen is responsive. The TouchPad needed calibrating. Switching between laptop and tablet mode is quick and easy.

    I have spent a few days trying to get the most out of this machine and it's done a good job so far.

    Start-up is super fast with a 1TB SSD. Windows setup was typical and easy.

    The OLED screen is beautiful with clear, sharp colors. The flicker-free low blue light makes it easy on your eyes.

    One of the first things I did after Windows setup and updating was to try a movie stream. This is where I discovered that I would need to spend more time in setup. The sound coming out could not possibly be all this machine with harman/kardan speakers could produce. It took some time to find DTS Audio Processing is the app for that. Upon opening the app, I found that it had not been set to on. In the app, you can set the sound to your personal preference for music, movies, and games. There is also a custom audio option where you can choose spatial stereo sound and enhancements such as bass boost, treble enhance, and vocal boost. After making the adjustments that sound best to my ears, the speakers came to life. Back to my movie. :)

    Video streaming is smooth, with no buffering, no lag, no delay. The colors look awesome without any adjustments. So I next streamed music. I did a little more adjusting with DTS audio program to fine-tune the music and it was enjoyable.

    I have had programs uploading, downloading, and installing while listening to music and/or reading email/browsing the internet and this machine has handled everything like a beast.

    The Nvidia GTX 1660ti, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD are much more than the min. requirements for my gaming needs. I have updated the drivers in the GEFORCE Experience app and set up optimization. After a couple of hours of playing the fans remain quiet but this laptop does get pretty hot, so I would recommend a laptop cooler or someplace that won't be affected by the heat.

    Overall, I really like this Asus Zenbook. It took more time setting up out of the box than any laptop I've owned (which is quite a few), however, once it is fully set up and updated it is pretty awesome and capable of so much. I don't think you'll be disappointed buying this one.

    Jan 01, 2021 10:52
  • Review by benzy, 6 out of 10
    Fast and capable, but not without its flaws

    Hardware Pros:

    • Latest 11th-generation Intel Core i7

    • GeForce GTX 1650 Ti

    • 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports

    • Vents along both sides, bottom and back ensure great cooling performance

    • Screen is bright, high-res (4k) and quite color-accurate

    • Touchscreen is excellent

    • Trackpad is as good as any I've ever used

    • Face unlock is accurate and fast, if a bit pushy

    Hardware Cons:

    • 720p camera is unacceptable in 2020

    • 10-key is smushed into the corner

    • USB-C Thunderbolt ports are only on the right side of the PC, making mouse use by a right-handed person difficult

    • No dedicated buttons for Home, End, PgUp, PgDn - adds an extra, un-ergonomic keypress to key combinations like Shift+Home, Shift+End

    • Small form factor leaves my left palm just off the corner of the surface

    • Screen is 60 Hz, which is not ideal for gamers

    • Keyboard backlight has only 3 levels - dim to somewhat less dim

    • Hinge doesn't open with one hand, and because of the small bezels, you have to grab it right where the camera is to open it

    • In tablet mode, your hands either have to grip onto part of the screen, or hold onto a hard corner

    Software Pros:

    • The MyASUS suite offers helpful features that help tailor the experience to the user. Specifically like the driver update menu and battery health profiles, because being at home all the time means always having the laptop on the charger, and ASUS allows me to set a max charge level to preserve battery life. Pairing your phone to the MyASUS app is better than using the Windows utility designed for the same purpose. Screen mirroring is cool, but doesn't work with all functions of apps.

    Software Cons:

    • No onscreen indicator for NumLock state change

    • No indication of which version of the ASUS Pen this supports

    ~~The Review~~

    I really, really wanted to love the ASUS ZenBook Flip Q538, and at its MSRP, I don't think love is too much to ask. I do *like* the computer, and there are several things about it I really, really like, but it doesn't quite meet the threshold of "love." All-in-all, it's a fast, powerful, good-looking computer with an excellent screen and trackpad, and some small drawbacks that take it from a great computer to a merely adequate one.

    First, a bit about my use case: I, like many others during this time, am working full-time from home, writing and doing calculations in Excel for my specialized field and doing web development and Adobe Creative Suite work as well. I'm also a gamer, though that mostly just means I play Minecraft with my kids. When I can squeeze in an adult-oriented gaming session, I play Stellaris and a few other strategy and FPS games. I look forward to a time when I go back to work in an office, and need to bring my laptop with me wherever I go.

    Here's what I need: A laptop with a great, color-accurate touchscreen, a full-sized 10-key keypad, and the best processor and graphics card I can get in a 15-inch laptop. I also need a great front-facing camera for conference calls, and great connectivity so I can run my extra monitor, speakers, mouse, and sometimes mechanical keyboard from a USB-C Hub plugged into a single jack, if possible, to quickly connect and disconnect when I need to take my laptop with me.

    The ASUS Q538 meets most of those needs with gusto. The 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti are capable enough to handle most games at HD or better settings, and certainly enough for the 5 or 6 games I play most frequently. The Thunderbolt 4 ports are versatile and blazing-fast. Of course, Creative Suite and Office apps run very well, indeed. The touchscreen is bright and quite color-accurate, although its default color settings are touch too saturated for my liking. Being an OLED, it's also not ideal to use with very dark games unless you are in a dark room, because very dark pixels are essentially turned off at all but the highest brightness settings. Speaking of gaming, ASUS is notably mum about the screen's refresh rate and grey-to-grey response time, but I can report it is a 60Hz refresh rate, if nothing else.

    The problems start when it comes to the 10-key, placement of the Thunderbolt ports, form factor and camera. ASUS didn't exactly see fit to include a full 10-key keypad, instead opting to squish the number and calculation keys into the right side while forgoing dedicated Home, End, PageUp, and PageDown keys. These are available using shift+7, 1, 9, and 3, respectively, or by pressing Fn+one of the arrow keys. As a writer and coder, I use Home and End ALL THE TIME, so this is quite a let down. I suspect I will eventually get used to it, but it's not ideal.

    Far less easy to adapt to is the placement of the Thunderbolt ports, on the right side of the laptop about even with the bottom of the keys, exactly where I'd like my mouse to be. This causes a problem because I use a USC-C hub to connect an HDMI cable and up to 3 USB-A devices, meaning the hub sits exactly in the area where I'd like to use my mouse. But hey, if you're a person who uses your mouse left-handed, this laptop may be perfect for you!

    The form factor of this laptop is great for someone who's on-the-go. Its body is about an inch less wide and half an inch less tall than that of my older laptop with the same-sized screen. That's great when it comes to tossing it into a bag and carrying it, but not so much when it comes to resting your hands on it while typing, or holding it in your hands in tablet mode. In the former case, my left palm wants to sit just to the left of the edge of the laptop, which will take some reorienting and getting used to. In the latter case, the touchscreen area comes so close to the edge of the body that holding the laptop in tablet mode means accidentally pushing buttons with my palm, or forcing myself to hold the laptop on its edges, which are not very comfortable in hand. It also means that opening the lid requires you to put your thumb on the exact spot where the camera is.

    My final quibble with the hardware has to do with the front-facing camera. I'm willing to bet the design of this pc was done before the COVID-19 pandemic began, because why else would ASUS see fit to putting an honestly substandard 720p camera in it? I'm more than a little disappointed that my new, expensive computer has me looking just as pixelated as the one I bought 4 years ago. I will say, ASUS's face unlock using the camera is excellent. It's fast and accurate, but the flashing red light that the laptop uses to scan your face can get a little obnoxious.

    All-in-all, though, the laptop is powerful, fast, and looks nice. The screen is excellent and the trackpad is as good as any I've ever used. The aluminum body feels and looks quite premium, and I'm looking forward to using it for a long time to come. I'd love to get an ASUS Pen to use with Photoshop and Illustrator, but ASUS hasn't made it clear which model of its Pen is compatible with this laptop, nor have they made it easy to buy a pen, with "out of stock" warnings at all major stores. I hope they make this clearer soon.

    I haven't opened up the case to look at upgradability yet, but I understand the NVMe SSD is replaceable, while the RAM is soldered to the board. I would prefer to be able to add another 16 gigs of RAM someday, but perhaps that will have to wait for the next PC, when this one is ready to go to my kids. The case opening is held by several Torx screws, by the way, so be prepared to order tools if you haven't already got one laying around.

    Jan 01, 2021 18:50
  • Review by Dragonhunter281, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Performance

    With the newly released 11th Generation Core Processors, the redesigned Asus Flipbook Q538EI comes ready to attract those who demand performance and elegance in one sleek package. Combining the i7-1165G7 with 16 GB of DDR4-3200 MHz memory and a 1 TB NVMe SSD comes with blazing speed out of the box. In addition, the gorgeous 4K OLED display is fed by a Geforce 1660 Ti that has its own 4 GB of dedicated video memory. Therefore, as an enthusiast, I was excited to see how this monster will perform.

    Physically, the Q538 quite attractive. The aluminum brushed body has a smooth brushed feel to it and is of high quality. The mineral grey color certainly looks darker in person. Weight wise, it is roughly four pounds and is not too heavy. The pictures certainly do not do any justice to this laptop. I am fairly confident that most will be extremely pleased with its appearance. Furthermore, along the edge of the laptop and screen is a silver accent that really enhances the overall feel to the Q538. Moving on, we will note a few of the ports that should be straightforward. On the right side, you will note the AC adapter port, two Thunderbolt/USB Type-C ports (40 GBPS), and the power button. Conversely, on the left side, you have one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A Port, 1 HDMI port and an SD card slot. For most, these ports should cover the needs for most. However, I would have liked to have seen one more additional USB Type A port, though it is not a deal breaker. Next, perhaps one of the most standout features of the laptop is the 4k display. I would like to mention that HW Info lists the screen as a Samsung SDC4143. However, there is no denying that the included OLED screen is extremely gorgeous. The display is vibrant and has one of the most colorful glossy panels I have seen in awhile. Everything on the screen pops with color, from normal websites to the Windows 10 start menu. It is definitely one the main highlights of the Q538. You will not be disappointed. Lastly, one quick note. The Q538'sUEFI BIOS was a surprise. The GUI interface was straightforward and easy to navigate. I was glad to see several options that some laptops do not include such as changing the memory allocation for the integrated graphics.

    As for performance benchmarks, I wanted to try and encompass a large amount of various tasks to give enthusiasts an idea of what to expect out of the box, without making any changes. The Q538 installation of Windows 10 Home is quite clean, which was refreshing to see. The MyAsus software that comes installed presents some useful presets such as controlling fan profiles and battery modes. As for my performance tests, I focused on the SSD, CPU, and GPU. I used HW Monitor to monitor temperatures and load of the CPU. I used HW Info to provide you accurate information on the hardware contained inside the laptop.

    The included 1 TB SSD NVMe drive is listed as an Intel HBRPEKNX0203A and is optane enabled by an additional 32 GB drive. The will note your drive at a capacity of 952 GB. Here are my Crystalmark 8.0 results (full results in pictures).

    Intel: Sequential Read: 2083.17 MB / Sequential Write: 1523.54 MB

    Intel 4K Read (Q1T1): 116.80 MB / Random 4K Write (Q1T1): 52.89 MB

    As you can see the drive is fairly fast as expected. My next test I used my the new Sandisk Extreme 1 TB External SSD V2 (Model: SDSSDE61-1T00) over the Type-C Port. I also did two manual transfers that I will list after. Here are the results (full results in pictures):

    Sandisk: Sequential Read: 1002.92 MB / Sequential Write: 1001.03 MB

    Sandisk: 4K Read (Q1T1): 37.27 MB / Random 4K Write (Q1T1): 74.11 MB

    As you can see the new drive is extremely fast over the Type-C port. For my manual transfer, I did two transfers to the laptop from the Sandisk drive. The first test was a 28 GB M2TS file to show the sequential side of the transfer. The second transfer was a 28.9 GB music folder that contains 5,054 files and 1,152 folders. Both transfers were extremely fast as expected. The first transfer held steady at a blazing 634-659 MB/s and finished in under a minute. The second transfer, despite being more aggressive on the drive, still dazzled despite starting slower. I noted speeds up to 450 MB/s but averaged around 350-400 MB/s ranged. The transfer still finished in roughly a minute. This is mind blowing fast!

    The Core i7-1165G7 is a quad core chip with eight processing threads. The CPU has a base of 1.2 GHz and can turbo up to 4.7 GHz at a TDP of 28 Watts. The 10nm chip is seemingly efficient as noted by my Handbrake 1.3.3. encode. I used the 91 minute M2TS file mentioned above and used the Very Fast 1080P preset. I set audio and the frame rate to pass through the source. The encode finished in 27 minutes and 46 seconds! Temperatures, while plugged up to the AC outlet, averaged 70-80C. All cores ran at 3.1 GHz. Shifting focus to more single thread oriented tasks, I used MusicBee 2.4 and LAME 3.99 to encode a 24 minute WAV file to MP3. The encoder was set to a constant bit rate of 320 and the internal algorithm was set to 0 for the highest quality (-q command). MusicBee's maximum encoding thread setting was set to one. The result finished in 1 minute and 14 seconds!

    Next I tested the GPU by running the in-game benchmark in Tomb Raider (2012). I set the game to Ultra Quality and increased the anti-aliasing to 2x SSAA. I noted the minimum fps at 56, with an average of 72 fps, and 86 fps for the maximum. These results were at 1080p.These results are extremely good and the game was smooth as butter. As soon as you start a new game and leave the cave, you will note the fps around 70. The fps never dropped below 60, except for when I moved to the next part of the cave, but shot back up to 65. The performance of the 1660 Ti certainly will be able to play some games in high settings, despite the laptop not being really targeted as a gaming machine.

    In conclusion, the Asus Flipbook Q538 is an exceptional performing machine. Out of the box, the laptop blazes through everything you throw at rather you are transferring files or even firing up a game or two. The 4K display is absolutely a sight to behold and is extremely vivid and detailed. Everything is bright and colorful. The OLED is definitely one of the best screens I have seen personally on a laptop. Combining top end hardware and a sleek minimalistic design, the Q538 certainly dazzles and will surely excite most who consider purchasing this laptop. However, it might be certainly will be out of reach for some. Overall, if you are considering this, I can assure you that the performance is there for all of your enthusiast needs. With that said, the Asus Q538 comes highly recommended.

    Jan 06, 2021 04:03
  • Review by Posted1, 8 out of 10
    Nice Machine, Some Great Highs, A Couple Lows

    I'll open by stating my bias: I have always been a fan of Asus so my expectations were relatively high. End of the day, this ZenBook (mostly) did not disappoint. Like I said, lot's of highs but a couple lows.

    Let's start with the AWESOME... The OLED screen is honestly nothing short of stunning. Incredible color range and amazing brightness. The wife and I watched Wonder Woman in 4k and the details were amazing. Impressive. The brightness was also a real "wow". If you look at the pictures, I included several that offered brightness comparisons against open windows in late afternoon Colorado sunlight. Other pics show how this ZenBook Flip compares in brightness to an LG - 86" Class NanoCell 90 Series LED 4K UHD TV. Looking at same pictures, you can see this unit casts 4K content impressively.

    And while we are talking screen, let's not forget this transforms from classic PC, to a tent PC and then into a true tablet. With that in mind, this is also a touch screen. The touch screen is very good, both in accuracy and in tactile feedback. It also supports the pressure sensitive pen. Did not test that, but I know my daughter loves hers.

    This unit is light-weight, easily portable and multi-purpose. My other primary laptop is a gaming machine and while powerful, it's not exactly easily portable. I can assure you, this will be my travel computer.

    Performance was impressive. Very quick and responsive. You can see that all 4 cores are humming away at a solid 4+/- MHz under a decent load.

    Areas for improvement go from the "slightly annoying" to "almost disappointing". Are any of these deal breakers? Well, no, at least not for me but they are worth mentioning.

    The first "almost annoying" is the backlighting on the keyboard. While I'm glad it has it, I found it odd that out of the box, the backlighting was in the "off" position. Hitting the F7 key toggles various brightness and then back to the off position. What's almost annoying is the color of backlighting is white. A personal preference, but I prefer blue. Blue is easier to see right in the in between light to dark lighting in the room. And the white is a slightly harsher than the blue in a fully dark room. I realize this is exceedingly subjective, but I thought it worth mentioning. End of the day, I'm glad it has the backlighting though.

    The second "almost annoying" is the left/right and up/down keys on the keyboard fell "small". I know it's a learning curve and one I will get used to but I do wish the left/right keys were slightly higher on the keyboard in and almost bow-tie configuration instead of the left/right/down keys all being directly in line with each other. Again, a minor gripe but absolutely not meant to distract from the rest of the excellent points that this little beast has.

    And finally, the "almost disappointing" is the sound. When placed on a hard surface like a desk or table-top the sound is just adequate. No particular complaints, but just not as robust as my other laptops. Where it nears disappointing is if you are using on a soft surface(think feet raised in your recliner with a throw pillow on your legs for the PC to rest), the sound is noticably muffled. The speakers appear to be designed firing from underneath, using the hard surface to reflect the sound. If the speakers were forward firing from either the edge of the keyboard front or firing forward from above the keys, that would make this a null point.

    In all, please don't let these minor disappointments deter you from considering this machine. The impressive screen, power and perfomance more than make up for it but I wanted to poont these out just as an FYI.

    End of the day, this is a great multi-purpose flip ZenBook and you will not be disappointed by performance and amazing 4K UHD screen. I would most certainly reccomend to a friend while noting the minor issues I noticed.

    Great little machine.

    Please note: This was provided for no or reduced cost in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. This review is exactly that; honest an unbiased.​​**

    Feb 06, 2021 21:05
  • Review by iReviewer, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Specs in the Price, No Competition!

    The laptop doesn't come with any additional packaging. It comes in the original packaging of the ASOS laptop, no best buy packaging, the best thing was I ordered it for curbside pickup, you order the laptop and they directly come and give it into your car so you don't even need to go inside. The box had a really nice padding on both of the sides so that the laptop doesn't move about, a basic plain brown box but it does the job of protecting the laptop. Inside the box we just have the basic things that we normally have which is the manual, the welcome card, the warranty card, the power cable and the charging adapter which is of 20 volts, 6 ampere and 120 watts. With the manual you get instructions how to get started with the laptop. The weight of the laptop is 4.2 pounds.

    I'm really impressed with this laptop because it looks really beautiful. It has a nice aluminum body and the color is dark gray with a bit of silver outline. It looks really nice, sturdy and a premium quality laptop and it feels like it does have military grade durability. It has only one USB port, it should have at least one more USB port because you can’t connect multiple USB devices. It has two USB C ports. One of the things that I actually wanted to try out was if I could try charging this laptop with a 60 watt charger through USB C power delivery port but unfortunately, it did not work.

    It also has an AI noise cancelling mic which is really good, I recorded a whole YT review video about this laptop and the mic quality is amazing. When I rotate the laptop screen, the screen doesn't wobble, it has strong hinges so once you flip it over you can turn it into a tablet. Sometimes you want a laptop and sometimes you want to use it as a Tablet. I like making notes and sketching and stuff so this is really good for me.

    There is a nice BIOS screen where you can see all the hardware configurations of the laptop. Once you open up the laptop you can set it up for face recognition called windows hello face recognition option to sign. It has a very responsive multi-touch screen, you can see in the attached photo. I also tried two 4096 pressure level supported pens and it works fine. The laptop has a backlit keyboard with three brightness variations but I feel that backlit brightness is low.

    It has a 4K OLED screen with 400 nits and I must say the quality is really impressive for the price of this laptop, you can see every grain, the colors are marvelous, the black levels are truly amazing.

    The laptop also has a DTS capability and has four content modes, Music, Movies, Games and Custom audio. Sound is by Harman Kardon and that is another great quality about this laptop that the sound quality is really amazing. Custom audio has three stereo sound settings, Wide, In-Front and Traditional, you can also change the Treble, Vocal Boost and Bass Boost enhancements and you can also change equalizer settings. But, remember, when you turn off the DTS the volume will be too low so, just make sure you turn on the DTS and your volume would be fine. If you still feel your volume is too low then you can make changes on your equalizer and it will make your volume perfect.

    The laptop also has its own and built-in application named as MyASOS which is excellent, you can change multiple hardware settings, you can change speaker modes, mic modes, color modes, fan modes etc, you can update or install latest drivers, you can also connect your cell phone through this app and you can share content between the devices. One of the best things that I liked is that I can turn it off and on the function keys through keyboard and through MyASOS app without going back into the BIOS settings.

    I also ran Cinebench to evaluate the ranking of the CPU and the score that I got was 4945 which is good. I also ran the CrystalDiskMark to evaluate the read and write performance of the disk and you can see the results in the attached photos.

    ASOS claims that this laptop has 100% DCI-P3 true color, 1M:1 High Contrast ratio DisplayHDR 500 True Black, Low Blue Light 70% Reduced and TÜV Rheinland-certified eye care flicker free low blue light. So, when I saw all of these claims in this laptop I wanted to cross check, so I went on to the websites to check if this laptop or model exists in their certified product lists and it does exist on the certified products list.

    Since it has a GTX1650ti MAX-Q graphics card, I went to the NVIDIA website and saw supported games, I downloaded one to evaluate the gaming experience and I had no issues.

    My overall review for this laptop is that at this price, the specifications are excellent. Plus, the laptop is beautiful and premium quality, the best part about this laptop is that, because it has a 4K OLED screen, the colors and black levels are truly magnificent and sound is also amazing. There are other laptops that might be available in the market with more or less the same specifications but they might not compete the price.

    May 08, 2021 18:11
  • Review by MoGJ, 10 out of 10
    Fast, Incredible Laptop

    The ASUS Zenbook Flip 15 is a light, long lasting battery laptop, with a gorgeous and vibrant 4k touch screen. Touting a military grade body and foldable screen to be able to use it as a tablet, what else would you look for in a laptop?

    Upon opening and unwrapping the laptop from the box, you immediately notice the beauty of the laptop. I was wooed even more after it booted up by the glossy screen's dancing vivid colors. Seriously though, 4k on this screen is no joke. Although with the added 1650Ti Max Q graphics card you won't be able to reach high graphics settings on most games, games like Minecraft, Rocket League, and Fortnite will still look incredible.

    Other than the screen, I loved the performance of the laptop. Having an NVME SSD along with the newest 11th generation i7 and 16GB of memory, the computer booted in under 10 seconds. I loved how the power button only needed to be clicked once (when compared to other laptops where the power button needs to be clicked and held for a second or two) and facial recognition was spot on (an option available to sign into the computer). Testing the performance, I noticed programs opened and loaded quicker when compared to previous i7 laptops I've owned with similar specs (16GB memory, NVME SSD). Even after installing multiple programs and trying to boggle the performance down, programs still managed to open very quickly. This is a definite upgrade for those with older laptops that aren't able to leverage the new speeds of the 11th gen i7 and NVME SSDs in general.

    Another topic to be mentioned is the battery life. Using it for a couple of days during the week while putting it to sleep instead of powering it off would have made me plug in the charger on my old laptop. With the Zenbook Flip, I have been able to work longer hours and charge it less. It also was able to charge in just one hour from about 10% to full capacity.

    The ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 is the perfect laptop for anyone in search of a lightweight, yet full performance computer. Performance for productivity, an amazing screen capable of light gaming for casual boredom, and a long lasting battery make this a great pick for those looking to get a new laptop that will last them for a longer period of time (when compared to lower end processor and non SSD laptops).

    Note: The older laptop I mentioned in a few comments for comparison is only two years old and has the following specs: 8th gen i7, 16GB RAM, and a 500GB NVME SSD.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:04
  • Review by Sof01, 10 out of 10
    Favorite!!!!

    I absolutely love this computer! It has every feature I was looking for. Since I purchased this ASUS for designing purposes I really gotta say the graphics are amazing, the fact that is touchscreen makes it easier. Worth every penny!

    Feb 27, 2021 04:23
  • 9.0score
    26
    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
    Alienware - m17 R4 - 17.3" FHD Gaming laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 - 1TB Solid State Drive - Lunar Light
    Description

    With the 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors enabling up to 8-cores and 16-threads of multi-threaded performance, the latest generation of Alienware m15 goes beyond its predecessor. Featuring the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with Ultimate performance for gamers and creators. Realistic ray-traced graphics and AI-accelerated DLSS. Our latest thermal technology, Advanced Alienware Cryo-Tech, is an engineering approach where an Alienware system’s gaming performance is never compromised by means of electrical and mechanical methods while maintaining system stability during the highest performance states. The Alienware m15 offers incredible display options and the thinnest left and right bezels (5.6mm) among all Alienware gaming laptops for gamers who demand the best visual experiences possible.

    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.
  • 17.3" Full HD 360Hz Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution showcases your games and HD movies with impressive color and clarity. For gamers who prioritize blazing-fast, uninterrupted gaming, the Alienware m17 offers a 360Hz 5ms panel with 300-nits 100% sRGB color gamut with NVIDIA-GSYNC technology
  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10870H: Powerful 8-core, 16-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 16GB memory for advanced 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.
  • 1000 GB PCIe M.2 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.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070: Ultimate performance for gamers and creators. Realistic ray-traced graphics and AI-accelerated DLSS.
  • 7.1 Digital Audio Out: Immerse in a full gaming experience with 7.1 Digital Audio Out via the HDMI connection (No external speakers included)
  • HDMI 2.0 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.
  • Thunderbolt 3 Port: 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.
  • Built-In Card Reader for Simple Photo Transfer: Supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory card formats.
  • Wi-Fi 6 - Wireless AX1650: Flexible, dual-band connectivity with greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. 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.
  • Ethernet Port for Full Speed Gaming: Killer Gigabit Ethernet ensures blazing-fast speed and minimizes lag for smooth network traffic.
  • Webcam: Built in FHD Webcam
  • Advanced Alenware CRYO-TECH: Advanced Alienware Cryo-Tech, is an engineering approach where an Alienware system’s gaming performance is never compromised by means of electrical and mechanical methods while maintaining system stability during the highest performance states.
  • Hyper -efficient voltage regulation: Hyper-efficient voltage regulation is the result of hardware engineering that enables graphics and/or processors to run at their highest levels of performance for extended lengths of time.
  • Basic software package included: Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial
  • Additional Ports: Audio Out 1/8" Ports , Mini-Display Port 1.4 ,HDMI 2.1 Output Port.
  • 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 Adamelitemember, 10 out of 10
    This Laptop is the Goat

    If you are looking for a gaming laptop, I would highly recommend you get this laptop.

    This is my 1st Alienware & I really cant say why it is my 1st. I have owned several Razer and MSI gaming laptops but never ventured out beyond that. What made me get this one is it was instock at best buy. I special order MSI with a RTX 3070 the raider 15" inch. Right before my best buy return policy expired the screen just died.

    Lets me get this out of the way 1st. The ONLY downside or cons for me on this laptop is soldered ram. Come on Alienware the consumer that buys this laptop is the same consumer that will want to upgrade ram. There is 2 M.2 slots but no ram slots. Please figure this out, other companies have.

    Now that I have that out of the way I can say that I am loving this laptop. Its my 1st 17" model but honestly its not too much bigger than 15" models that are out in the market. This is a light and slimmer 17". Not as thin as say Razer 17' Advanced but not the same thickness as say Asus Rog STRIX or comparable laptop.

    The main reason I went for this one is the GPU. it has the RTX 3070 that will go up to 140watts out of the box! You have to be carefully because they no longer say max q on cards so you can get a 3080 that will perform worse than this with double the ram because it runs at lower performance for thermals.

    Thermals by the way are amazing. This runs the GPU at 10 more watts than my MSI with Same GPU and it runs an average of 20c cooler. GPU when playing games for me on a table GPU doesnt get about 75c. The Fans are loud because of the power you get in such a smaller formfactor HOWEVER its not near as loud as the MSI GE Raider I just had and the Razer is on another level. You feel its going to take off when you are using it and sounds like a drone.

    By the way it comes with 2 factory set overclock profiles too and you can undervolt as well if you like but honestly it runs cool now I am not going to touch anything

    Bottom line if you want a killer gaming laptop you should by this. You will be happy you did.

    May 10, 2021 14:12
  • Review by Nick, 10 out of 10
    Certified Geek Squad Open Box

    One heck of a Laptop! The 360hz Screen is Sick! The RTX 3070 is SUPER fast! I purchased this laptop as a Certified Geek Squad Open box. So it was pretty much brand new. It came with the Original Box, accessories and paperwork. With the Certified version you save a couple bills. I would say its totally worth it!

    May 24, 2021 14:39
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Awesome, Heavy, and Power Hungry

    It’s heavy, power hungry, and it runs hot. These are the things you get when you buy an awesome gaming computer. The batter “gauge” is a bit of a challenge in that it will tell you that at 100% you will have two hours if usage, then 10 minutes later it will tell you that your 80% battery will only last you for 50 minutes. In the end the battery will last you about two hours, just don’t listen the gauge. Better yet, keep it plugged in. You’re not exactly going to be playing Halo on the subway.

    May 21, 2021 20:00
  • Review by jarjar, 10 out of 10
    Smooth like butter

    This is seriously pretty cheap if you do the price match. The 3070 has more than 100w in this model and 360hz screen is sweet. The only thing I would complain is the fan noise. The fan sounds like a desperate woman screaming. Overall, I would suggest this laptop, even though the performance is not Alienware’s strength, the outlook of this laptop is sick.

    Mar 26, 2021 16:57
  • Review by ERCyanide, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely a beast !

    After trying out several other big name brands like Asus’s line of ROG (M15s), 4K displays, And even iMacs, for the extra money you’re paying for this laptop is 100% worth the investment.

    -Build quality is top tier, no flexing anywhere, key board is super solid, the finish is coated with a smooth finish for prolonged protection.

    Note that the number pad is very convenient on these 17 inch machines. A little on the heavy side but get yourself a good carrying bag and you will be just fine.

    -performance is very impressive and has not let me down one bit. I’m able to play Genshin Impact on max settings with no frame drops or throttling. I do use a cooling fan to prolong the life of the internals, it’s a must IMO. You should easily be able to get 7-10+ from this laptop with minimal repairs. (Maybe a new battery or charging cable, normal stuff).

    -visuals are so impressive, it’s not 4K or 1440 but the 1080 looks beautiful on this display that you won’t even care, and honestly most gamers would rather have the smoother game play that the RTX3070 offers you in a 1080 resolution. The 360 Hz is a godsend and you will never go back to 60 Hz ever again. Note you are able to play 8k videos on YouTube with no hiccups on performance mode. The 17 inch screen will never have you going back to anything smaller.

    -overall if you can get this thing for 0% finance with the Best Buy credit card and pay less than 200$ / month, it’s the way to go.

    My only complaint is that for some reason google chrome will not open up and I have been using fire fox. I have installed all the drivers and updates from dell so I might be giving the customer service department a call soon, but it’s not a big bothersome as I was originally a Firefox user pre chrome.

    10/10

    Apr 06, 2021 18:19
  • Review by Richard, 10 out of 10
    Slick and Powerful

    This is a review of the Alienware M14 r4 Lunar Light laptop.

    Pros:

    The laptop is probably the most beautiful piece of electronics I have ever owned. Very aesthetically pleasing, and it has a quality heft to it, although that is not something everyone wants in a laptop.

    It is incredibly powerful. For it's size I'm surprised what this laptop is capable of. It has easily and quickly handled everything I've thrown at it. Steam games, WoW, Adobe Suite CS5 (!), LibreOffice. The M.2 SSD has nearly instant load times, and the Nvidia 3070 provides crisp, smooth frame rates on the 360hz 1080p screen. Magnificent.

    Cons:

    Price. In this case one of getting what they pay for, but still it is a major consideration.

    The laptop can get quite hot quickly. I'm not used to having a device get this warm. It's not uncomfortable to the touch, but I wonder what the future holds for an electronic device that needs to have internal fans running so hard they are plainly audible. I highly recommend having a 'cooler' base for this laptop, at least at home.

    I would have liked a couple more usb ports. 3 ports is easy to use up! Also, there is no dvd drive.

    I consider myself a knowledgeable computer geek, but I have not yet determined how to boot from a usb flash drive or usb dvd drive. I was able to make a full backup of the system, but there doesn't seem to be any options in the BIOS or F2 menu to alt boot (like for say a Linux boot). I haven't exhausted my options, but it's a shame it's not easier.

    Apr 13, 2021 18:00
  • Review by Gamer408, 2 out of 10
    Cheapest screen I have ever seen!

    Just got the Alienware R4 tonight and opened it up to immediate disappointment. The screen has a very bad vertical top to bottom screen line. I completed the setup just to make sure (also noticed the extremely bad screen edge bleed) and sure enough, the line shows up under blue light. I am returning tomorrow for a full refund. It is a sign to avoid Alienware moving forward.

    *VERY DISSAPOINTED*

    May 21, 2021 22:48
  • Review by OmenGamingPC, 2 out of 10
    A REALLY BAD EXPERIENCE

    I was super excited to get a real gaming laptop and unfortunately since I turned it on the screen froze. I returned it the same day I received it.

    Sep 25, 2021 17:03
  • 9.0score
    Lenovo Ideapad 3 15.6" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Almond
    Description

    Engineered for long-lasting performance, the Lenovo™ IdeaPad™ 3 delivers powerful performance with the latest Intel 11th Generation Processors with Intel™ UHD Graphics, in a laptop that's perfect for your everyday tasks, with features that you can depend on.

    14 Features
  • Windows 10 Home in S Mode: Experience the most secure Windows ever built with fast boot times, increased responsiveness, and added protection against phishing and malware.
  • 15.6" HD multitouch screen: Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 10. Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. Supports 720p content. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 mobile processor: 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 (NVMe TLC): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, NVMe TLC SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • Intel UHD Graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • Modern aluminum design: Creates a sleek, modern look with clean lines and provides a rigid but lightweight frame.
  • Weighs 4.07lbs. and measures 0.78" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 2-cell lithium polymer 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.
  • 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 Privacy Shutter: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications. Slide the Privacy Shutter closed for peace of mind when you’re not using your webcam.
  • Almond: Adds subtle style to the laptop's lid.
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office.
  • Additional Ports: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Collins, 8 out of 10
    A Must Have

    Incredibly light weight, with a great durable feel/look. Many upgrades; SSD card reader, multiple USB ports and touch screen that is very responsive.

    Sep 30, 2021 03:21
  • Review by Greenthumb, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo review.

    My previous laptop was OLD. The Lenovo laptop I bought is like a breath of fresh air. The keyboard is great with rubber coating on the keys. The on and off notice light is something I love. I am mostly an old lady user who just pays bills, speaks with relatives and orders a few things online. Don't do social media. My husband set everything up for me and after a few small problems, I'm very happy with my unit.

    Aug 27, 2021 22:18
  • Review by BadHatHarry, 8 out of 10
    Good laptop

    Reason for 4 stars? 5 stars requires more than most products have to offer. My 4 stars means the following. Everything any normal laptop user would need. Quick response, adequate storage and display. Keyboard is good. For 80% of users, this laptop will meet and/or exceed their requirements. Don't let the battery inside the case bother you. It can be easily replaced without having to send it in to Lenovo. Remove the back of the case (10 screws) and battery is accessible. Check out YouTube videos. It's a good laptop, folks.

    Sep 17, 2021 17:50
  • Review by SamC, 10 out of 10
    Great entry level laptop.

    Great entry level laptop. It runs very smoothly. It runs cool ( 38C at idle and 66C max ) . 1 to 5 percent cpu utilization at idle 38C. Looks good and feel cool to the touch. It also looks to be a quality product. I am truly impressed and would recommend this laptop.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:57
  • Review by CAParsons369, 10 out of 10
    I like it! Sleek & a nice upgrade for our cnc.

    My husband & I got this new Lenovo when we made a previous purchase on a used one a little different from this one, it worked well.. for 1 week then the screen blacked out so luckily it was within the 14 day return timeline & decided to go with a brand new one mainly because the sales lady but over all we are very happy with our choice to upgrade & have not had any issues thus far.. with this laptop. fast. tons of storage & a great display. I got it on sale and because I bought total tech i also got a 100$ discount on it.. that was pretty cool ! We live in the country so we have (limited) unlimited speed once gb are ate up on satellite internet but havent noticed any lag with the new Lenovo and it came with the windows 11 upgrade & I just love the almond color ! We bought a cnc machine a shapeoko XXL & that’s the primary use for this new one. So far, so good. Thx BB !

    Nov 02, 2021 16:17
  • Review by VicNY, 10 out of 10
    Light to carry around, complete work using Office

    Good size screen, sufficient memory for most tasks, including Office and MS Teams. Fast response with 256SSD and 8 GB memory. Internet access and viewing movies is reliable. SSD storage makes it light to carry around to work or school.

    Sep 10, 2021 16:58
  • Review by AdrianF, 10 out of 10
    Laptop for office and this fit the bill.

    We needed a company laptop to run quickbooks a couple of days a week and this worked amazing! It's not top of the line or fastest computer but it gets the job done. Battery life could be better but with an inverter for the car or plugged in at the house/office it works great!

    Nov 01, 2021 07:48
  • Review by Kimberly, 8 out of 10
    Lap top review.

    This lap top works for me. I use a flash drive to store information so I don't need a lot of memory. The battery does not maintain a charge as long as another lap too that I have, however it charges pretty quick.

    Sep 03, 2021 16:04
  • 9.0score
    29
    HP
    HP - Pavilion 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop -AMD Ryzen 5 5500U - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD
    Description

    Enjoy incredible performance in a smaller PC and mind-blowing entertainment with a micro-edge screen and Audio by B&O.

    12 Features
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better.
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Mobile Processor: Create. Play. Work. Educate. Entertain. The possibilities are infinite. Be anywhere, go anywhere. Powers ultrathin notebooks that offer supreme performance, astonishing battery life, and modern features you need on-the-go.
  • AMD Radeon graphics: Whether it’s games or movies, experience high performance for all your entertainment.
  • Micro-edge display: The barely visible bezel revolutionizes your display by letting a larger screen fit into a smaller frame.
  • HD touchscreen: Pinch, zoom, and swipe to intuitively control your PC right from the screen.
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.
  • PCIe NVMe SSD storage: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive.
  • Wi-Fi 5 (2x2) & Bluetooth 5.0: With a Wi-Fi 5 (2x2) (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) WLAN adapter and Bluetooth 5.0, all your connections are rock solid.
  • A truly powerful audio experience: HP Dual Speakers, HP Audio Boost, and tuning by B&O deliver a rich, authentic audio experience.
  • HP Audio Boost: Smart amplification technology gives you loud, clear, and dynamic sound.
  • DDR4 RAM: With higher bandwidth, you get more of a boost in performance for improved multi?tasking.
  • 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.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by EMQ05, 8 out of 10
    HP Pavilion Laptop 15 inch touchscreen

    Great laptop! Touch screen big plus! Fast processor. Love the numeric keypad on the right side. Only downside there is no ethernet port. Not a big issue but I had to buy an ethernet port adapter. Video quality is very sharp. Colors are bright.

    The wait was a little long at the store to see a representative. But once I had my turn, he was very knowledgeable, patient, and did not rush us. We compared a few laptops and then found this particular one which is perfect for what I need it for. Great customer service on the floor once we had a turn.

    Oct 30, 2021 13:08
  • Review by Nika, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    I am loving my laptop this far. I was concerned by it not being full HD but I can barely tell a difference. It is perfect for my needs.

    Oct 01, 2021 15:45
  • Review by Richard, 10 out of 10
    New

    Love the colors and ease of use touch screen. So light weight, too

    Oct 01, 2021 16:44
  • Review by Morgan, 8 out of 10
    Good but dimming is Psychological Warfare!

    It does everything I need it to dow from recreation to work. I miss the full flip of my last laptop but. No biggie. There is one that ing that makes me want to throw this laptop into my pool. If it's not plugged in it gets dimmer even though I've already changed the settings. I've tried to become a coder and or computer hardware engineer to fix it. It's so slight yet uncomfortable for my eyes. I feel like I'm being gaslit. If you like to use your laptop 85% brightness or less you will probably be fine. But other than that. You've basically got a desktop because it always will need to be on the charger o be at full brightness no matter your settings.

    Sep 11, 2021 13:01
  • 9.0score
    Lenovo - Ideapad 3 15 15.6" Laptop - AMD Ryzen 3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Platinum Grey
    Description

    Engineered for long-lasting performance, the Lenovo™ IdeaPad™ 3 delivers powerful performance with the latest AMD Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Graphics, in a laptop that's perfect for your everyday tasks, with features that you can depend on.

    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.
  • 15.6" Full HD Screen: 1920 x 1080 native resolution. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • AMD Ryzen 3250U Series Mobile Processor: Enjoy high application performance and smoother gaming experiences with the AMD Ryzen™ 3 3250U mobile processor, with machine intelligence, multitasking capabilities and efficient dual-core architecture.
  • 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): Lower power meeting the high-performance needs of small form factor devices and Laptops.
  • AMD Radeon Graphics: Integrated graphics chipset with shared video memory provides solid image quality for Internet use, movies, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • AMD Radeon Graphics: Integrated graphics chipset with shared video memory provides solid image quality for Internet use, movies, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • 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.
  • Maximum Portability: Weighs 4.84 lbs and measures 0.78" thin
  • Modern Aluminum Design: Creates a sleek, modern look with clean lines and provides a rigid but lightweight frame.
  • 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.
  • Platinum Grey: Adds subtle style to laptops lid
  • Basic software package included: 30-days trial of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Additional ports: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ivies, 8 out of 10
    Weird battery.

    Good computer. The battery is really weird, it says 10 hours of time when fully charger. Unplug it then it drops to 6 hours, start using it and it drops to 9 hours. Keep working it will say 4 hours.

    I havent had any issues using it, the battery performance estimates are just way off.

    Sep 04, 2021 10:30
  • Review by hispanicfamlol, 10 out of 10
    It’s amazing

    Other than the charger being huge af this laptop is amazing for for normal needs and gaming needs it runs Roblox on 60+ fps and fortnite 50+ I really recommend this :).

    Aug 18, 2021 22:12
  • Review by Erica, 10 out of 10
    Value exceeds cost

    Love this laptop, great at multi tasking and haven't had any problems with lag. Definitely glad I bought.I even made a custom skin for it ❤️

    Oct 22, 2021 03:57
  • Review by Bernard, 10 out of 10
    My baby

    Is an excellent computer, fast and the video quality is of the hook

    Sep 03, 2021 16:46
  • Review by Leppy, 8 out of 10
    Good but horrible power cord

    I just picked this up and everything was easy to set up. The computer is light and quiet and I really like the feel of the soft textured keys. One thing that is horrible (and really unacceptable these days) is the power cord. The plug is ridiculously HUGE, see photo. There is no reason for this to be this big. And the cord is really, really short. Almost 1/3 shorter than my previous HP cord. Other than that, so far so good.

    Jul 15, 2021 10:28
  • Review by Noyzi07, 8 out of 10
    Get this Laptop

    This laptop is a perfect mid tier PC for the money. My wife has had a great boost in the performance of her most used tasks and programs. The SSD makes windows nice and snappy and when a 2nd monitor is attached it doesn't skip a beat. isn't great with some game titles but the ones we play the most have been great.. (halo MCC was one of them). Get this PC.

    Aug 13, 2021 15:42
  • Review by computergift, 10 out of 10
    Love Love

    I first heard about this computer on you tube from the deal guy last xmass it had a great review and a even better price. I bought one for my grandaughter and it was perfect. I then had to buy another computer for me because the one had was just horrible slow , slughish and outdated. I decided to get this one for me because of all the specs and the price. It does not disappoint the only one thing I did not like is the charger is a block charger like a Apple charger and the cord was so short. I bought a

    Insignia™ - Universal 65W Laptop Charger - Black , and it is perfect now. If you just do what I do emails, youtube and nothing major , this is a great computer oh it is not touch screen I love that , I hated my touchscreen computer.

    Aug 20, 2021 21:08
  • Review by Cody, 8 out of 10
    Nice computer that almost met all my expectations

    Needed a Windows machine for some automotive diagnostic software. On paper this one looked to do the trick and so far its performing as anticipated. The large screen and number pad are awesome, and as a plus it runs SketchUp Free without a problem, so now I have a decent computer to use in the garage for design work. It lost a star because the Specs say it has an Aluminum Casing and that is NOT the case, its plastic. Minorly disappointed with that fact since it was a deciding factor, but hopefully the plastic will hold up.

    Mar 31, 2021 17:57
  • 9.0score
    31
    MSI
    MSI - Delta 15.6" FHD 240hz Gaming Laptop - Ryzen R7-5800 - Radeon RX6700M - 1TB SSD - 16GB Memory - Black
    Description

    Unexpected. Unseen. Unreal. The Delta 15 AMD Advantage™ Edition uses the latest AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H processor and Radeon™ RX 6700M graphics. Coming in at 4.19lbs light and 0.75in thin, the Delta 15 supports SmartShift, Smart Access Memory and Wi-Fi 6E for powerful performance inside a premium chassis. Break through and set off a new standard in gaming with the Delta 15.

    7 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11: Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.
  • 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 scree
  • 15.6" FHD display: The 1920x1080 resolution with 240hz refresh and 3ms response time 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 NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • AMD Radeon RX6700M graphics: Backed by 10GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • 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 Ponskippa, 10 out of 10
    MSI and AMD For The Win!

    Ahhh man, where do I start? The Ryzen 7 - 5800H and the all new Radeon RX6700M mobile GPU is a very powerful combination! This machine has run every single game I have thrown at it with absolute ease. Games I’ve played on it include.. Rocket League, Control, Resident Evil 2, Fortnite, Street Fighter, Gears 5, Battlefield V, and Call of Duty Warzone. I averaged anywhere between 120 and 200 frames per second on every game I played. All on High / Ultra settings. I honestly cannot wait to try some true next game video games on this laptop. I am confident that they will run without a hitch also. The AMD smart shift software is absolute genius. I still don’t quite understand how it works lol, but its some type of sorcery. I went ahead an unplugged the laptop to see how the laptop would perform and all the games I tried still ran really good! Although the frames dropped down between 70-100, I didn’t have to turn down the graphics settings while on battery. It’s hard to say how long the laptop will let you game on battery alone, But based on my tests.. I’ll go ahead and assume that you’ll get at least 4 hours of play time while on battery. It has a l fairly large battery and the AMD software does an excellent job of managing power while on battery. The fans do get a little loud, but the speakers are loud enough to let you enjoy the game without a headset. I would still recommend you use a headset though to get the full immersive experience.

    You still with me? Let me tell you about the build quality of the laptop. It is premium. The whole chassis is metal, I’m guessing aluminum, because it is very lightweight yet sturdy. The whole laptop is very thin and light without sacrificing quality. The display is crisp and very vibrant. I believe it is an IPS panel, but it doesn’t have the typical light bleed or weak contrast of an IPS panel. It’s a very nice colorful IPS panel. My unit did have a very slight amount of light bleed in the bottom corner, but it is negligible and I only really notice it on the boot up screen or on screens with mostly black background. It is 240hz, super fast. This is the first time I’ve every played on a 240 hz screen and I dont think I can ever go back haha. It’s so buttery smooth, and breathes new life into “older” games. The keyboard is very comfortable to type on and the trackpad feels like metal and is very smooth and accurate. My only complaint about the laptop is that when I opened it up to see how easy it would be to upgrade, there is some sort of cover under the shell? Call me dumb, But I’ve never seen a laptop with that in there. I shared a photo of it. I’m going to assume it is there as a heat shield, and there to cool and disperse heat across the laptop. It feels like there is some sort of adhesive around it, holding it in place and I didn’t want to rip it off to look under it. Sooo I’ll wait til I see a tear down or upgrade tutorial on YouTube before I mess with it. Honestly though, the machine has plenty of Ram and SSD storage to keep you going for quite some time. I always tend to circulate my game titles anyway. I dont like to keep more than 10 games installed at a time and clutter up my hard drive anyway. I would like to eventually add an extra 1 or 2 TB NVME drive into it though. I believe it has 2 NVME M.2 slots. Another thing to note is that one of the screws has a “factory seal” sticker covering it. Hopefully MSI can chime in on whether or note you void your warranty or not by removing the sticker and opening the laptop.

    I could ramble all night about this amazing laptop, But if you made it this far I’m going to tell you to go ahead and buy this thing If you are seriously considering it. It is my new favorite machine to game on, and I’ve neglected my Xbox Series X since I got my hands on it. I love it, and I think you will also!

    Sep 23, 2021 19:18
  • Review by gadgetguy11, 10 out of 10
    Ultimate Gaming Laptop by MSI Delta

    The MSI Delta 15.6" FHD 240hz Gaming Laptop raises the bar for excellence in speed, performance & WINNING! This powerhouse is loaded with the ultimate weapons for competitive gaming:

    The latest high performance CPU: Ryzen 7 - 5800H

    The latest GPU: AMD Radeon RX6700M with 10GB of VRAM

    The 1920 X 1080 screen display measures 15.6" & features a 240hz refresh rate

    1TB SSD is huge, fast memory

    16GB RAM

    Wi-Fi 6E (latest version)

    Bluetooth 5.2 (latest version)

    Back lit keyboard with changeable colors is easy to see at any hour.

    Laptop measures only 0.75" Deep

    It weighs just over 4#

    No annoying lagging during gaming. Actions are crisp & immediate.

    The colors on the screen are intense & accurate. In addition to gaming, I loaded Office 365 & a number of high resolution photographs from my portfolio.It makes a stunning photo gallery display. The screen is bright enough to view outdoors, which is quite an accomplishment.

    The only negative in using Office 365 is the lack of a numeric keyboard. However, since the intended use of this powerhouse is for gaming, it actually offers a much cleaner look without a numeric keyboard & features larger keys, which I perceive as an advantage.

    In conclusion, this MSI Delta is the top gaming laptop available today & is attractively priced compared with other competitive models. It earns my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.

    Oct 02, 2021 09:43
  • Review by GameOverSuckas, 10 out of 10
    The Lamborghini of laptops! This thing is awesome!

    Having had quite a few laptops in my time..Everything about this one says quality! Appearance, feel, performance, sound.. its hits all the checkmarks!

    Looks wise its stealthy like something a secret agent would carry. Polished exterior and all black interior where the keyboard is and all with some futuristic designs cut into for what I'm guessing breath-ability and cooling. When the fans kick on they sound like small turbines not too loud but you can really tell they're working. It also has a multi color RGB back lit keyboard. IT has a few modes to cycle through to for whatever your liking may be. Different colors, pulsing colors, or slowly transitioning from one color to the other. (my favorite)

    The feel is unique. It's well built not too heavy not too light. The keys are made of some super soft what I'm guessing is rubber on top from the feel. Typing or using the keys takes barely any effort as if they're just floating there and very responsive.

    The sound coming from this is above average I'd say. Great highs with slight amount of bass. So great for gaming or music.

    It may be just a sign of the times but I really miss having the two click bars under the touch pad which this laptop does not have either. Nor does it have a disc drive. I guess most things nowadays is digitally downloaded but I prefer having something I can hold in my hand to show what I paid for haha

    The graphics were excellent, no drag or lag and it never got hot while I was playing so I'd say overall it's an excellent laptop .. a little high on the price point but you get what you pay for

    I'd recommend this to others

    Sep 29, 2021 02:56
  • Review by grumblez, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Thin and Light gaming laptop with 1 catch

    This laptop is one of the most power thin and light gaming laptops you can buy. It offers similiar performance but at 500$ less than the Razer Blade 15 with a rtx 3070.

    -The Fans hit around 52DB in performance mode when gaming, after a while it will throttle very slightly. You can manually turn the fans to MAX where they get close to 60DB but no throttling will occur if your concerned about getting an extra 200mhz on your CPU clock speed. While not bad at Auto if set to Max theres quiet a bit of coil whine, I think its unavoidable in fans this small though running that fast

    - The battery life is amazing setting screen at 60Hz and battery savermode it streamed youtube for over 13 hours.

    -The 240HZ 1080p screen has really good color accuracy 99.9% SRgb

    - The trackpad is very nice but I thought the keys where a bit to squisy/soft for my liking

    The only major drawback to this laptop is it doesn't support USBC charging. A nice feature to have in any laptop but seems extra important in a modern ultraportable gaming laptop.

    Sep 04, 2021 16:49
  • Review by Ashh, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Really great performance for such a light weight machine

    Nov 08, 2021 09:14
  • Review by TheOffice1234, 10 out of 10
    GREAT (and powerful) MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP

    MSI - DELTA 15.6" FHD 240HZ GAMING LAPTOP - RYZEN R7-5800 - RADEON RX6700M - 1TB SSD - 16GB MEMORY - BLACK

    MODEL:DELTA15001

    GREAT (and powerful) MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP

    I’ve only ever heard great things about MSI Gaming Laptops and the MSI – DELTA Gaming laptop lives up to the hype. Since I’ve only used Nvidia GPU’s, I was not sure what to expect performance wise, but I was surprised how well the GPU (RX6700M) performs. Especially when paired with the ultra-fast CPU AMD RYZEN R7-5800H. Even when benchmarking with Unigine Superposition (which usually brings GPU’s to their knees) I was able to get up to 45 FPS in Extreme Mode (by comparison the Nvidia RTX 3050TI only got about 26 FPS). In real world gaming tests, the MSI-DELTA Gaming laptop easily blasted through anything I gave it, usually even at Ultra settings. So far, I’ve tested Doom Eternal, Star Wars Squadrons, and Forza 4 (which is really CPU / GPU / RAM intensive). Most of these are getting at least 100 FPS and closer to 200FPS in Doom for example. I’ve yet to start fine tuning the laptop to see if I can get more performance, but I assume I can get at least another 10% more after tweaking.

    She does run hot though. When gaming, you will want to run this rig on a table and not on your lap.

    The screen is bright, and colors seem accurate. I don’t have a spectrometer (or whatever it is called) to tell how true the colors are, but they seem really good to me. I was able to use it outside without any issues (on full brightness). Given that this will be used for gaming, it will almost always be plugged in, so I did not try to see exactly how long the batteries will last.

    You should be aware that the MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP does not have a physical ethernet port. You can get a simple USB3 to Gb Ethernet for a few dollars just about anywhere.

    What it does have instead of a physical ethernet port, is a 240hz screen, 1 TB of highspeed NVME storage, 16GB RAM (in 2 chips so you can run in dual channel mode), and the latest WiFi and Bluetooth versions.

    The keyboard lights and colors can be controlled via included software. The keys themselves are only OK, they are not very tactile and are very smooth. That being said, I would be bringing a gaming keyboard and mouse with me, so that is not a huge deal. The trackpad was really responsive and plenty usable for example in first person shooters like Doom.

    Overall, the MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP is one the best I’ve used in a long time. This will be my Go To system, when I don’t want to be tied down the big desktop system.

    PRO’s

    - 240hz Refresh Rate

    - Great CPU / GPU Combo

    - Plenty of Storage (1TB) and RAM (16GB)

    - GPU with 10GB of VRAM

    - Light Keyboard with ability to change colors

    - Thin form factor

    - USB 3.2 Gen 2 Port (Type C) (with DisplayPort function)

    - Wi-Fi 6E / Bluetooth 5.2

    - Qty (2) m.2 NVME Slots for SSD expansion according to the specs

    SETUP / MISC

    I’m sure it was all about timing, but it was nice that the unit I received had a very recent versions of Win 10 build on it, so that I did not have to spend an hour doing the update / reboot thing that is typical with most laptops. The laptop was fully up to date in only a few minutes. Everything out of the box if fully automated, and it boosts itself into higher performance mode when needed.

    SUMMARY / RECOMMENDATION

    The MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP is good to go out of the box, there is nothing more that is really needed. It has plenty of everything. I’m not even sure if upgrading the RAM to say 32GB would make that much of a difference in real world use.

    I have no hesitation recommending the MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP to anyone in the market for a high-performance laptop.

    Sep 20, 2021 19:41
  • Review by Trobadour, 10 out of 10
    Gaming On Ultra...Sweet

    --- SETUP ---

    The MSI Gaming laptop arrived in a no-frills box with just the minimum to protect the computer. Documentation was minimal and all that was in the box was the charging cable and the laptop itself. I immediately started charging the laptop. Initial setup took 5 minutes but downloading all the software and updates for gaming took a couple of hours.

    --- FEATURES ---

    This MSI Gaming Delta laptop features a 15 inch 240hz screen, 1 TB SSD storage, 16 GB memory, and uses the AMD Ryzen R7-5800H processor with the Radeon RX6700M graphics card. It weighs a little over 4lbs and is Wi-Fi 6E compatible.

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

    This is a beast of a portable machine. It is a huge upgrade from my previous desktop that housed 2 Radeon’s RX480s. With this laptop, I was able to play most games I tried at high settings and a few in ultra settings. Games like Doom Eternal run at a full 60 FPS on high settings without any hiccups or frame drops. A Dark Souls like game called Mortal Shell looked incredible on Ultra and I was able to see detail I’ve never seen before. Games that are less graphic intensive are extremely beautiful to look at with the 240 hz running on ultra at their fullest potential. An example of this would be Phsyconauts 2.

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

    The MSI Delta weighs a little over 4 pounds but feels lighter than I expected that to feel. When playing games at high or ultra settings, the fans do sound loud. That is to be expected, but if you’re playing without headphones, expect to hear those fans.

    A software feature that I think many streaming gamers will enjoy is the autodetection of your microphone / headphone connections. Upon plugging in said devices, a software called Nahimic opens up and with a few prompts, customizes your equipment for their best use with your intended purpose. For instance, when I stream my video games through Facebook Gaming or YouTube, I put on certain filters, like a suppressor and gain adjustments, so that my background noise isn’t heard. This software takes care of that automatically.

    Battery wise, this laptop lasts if you’re just doing office-related things, but when you’re gaming, you want it plugged in for long sessions.

    Speaking of office-related work, I used the laptop to teach my coding students via Zoom as well as to create lesson plans. I didn’t like the work-experience because of the lack of a number pad and an ethernet port. Because it is Wi-Fi 6E enabled, I didn’t mind gaming only with my Wi-Fi 6E router.

    --- VALUE ---

    For the price, portability, and awesome insides, this is a worthy present for yourself and others who work hard and want to game equally as hard.

    --- APPROVAL ---

    This is my first MSI product and I must say, they have left quite an impression on me. I’d suggest this machine belongs in the hands of gamers who want nothing but top-notch quality paired with portability.

    Sep 21, 2021 22:12