Top Best 50 Touch Screen PC Laptops in November 2021

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1ST PLACE
HP
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
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    HP - ENVY x360 2-in-1 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7-1165G7 - 12GB Memory - 256GB SSD
    Description

    Create on-the-go with the versatility of a 360° hinge, the power of a vibrant, 15-inch diagonal screen, a long battery life and peace of mind privacy features.

    14 Features
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better.
  • 11th Generation Intel Core processor: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • 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.
  • PCIe NVMe SSD storage: Get up to 30x faster performance than a traditional hard drive.
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 30 minutes.
  • 360 degree geared hinge: Innovatively engineered to rotate 360 degree so that you can use your device in four modes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Micro-edge display: The barely visible bezel revolutionizes your display by letting a larger screen fit into a smaller frame.
  • Effortlessly connected: Enjoy a smoother wireless experience with Wi-Fi 6 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.0 combo, all your connections are solid and up to 3x faster file transfer speeds than Wi-Fi 5.
  • An exceptionally rich audio experience: HP three-way Speakers, HP Audio Boost, and expert tuning by Bang & Olufsen bring audio perfection to your PC.
  • Edge-to-edge backlit keyboard: Keep going comfortably even in darker environments.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dakster, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop for work.

    This is the standard laptop we buy for my office. They work great for project managers with high demands on software. We run the traditional Office programs along with Bluebeam and some in-house programs and this laptop hasn't failed us yet. Haven't had a complaint about these machines yet that wasn't software update related.

    Nov 11, 2021 19:58
  • Review by JACC, 10 out of 10
    HP - Envy x360

    I absolutely love this laptop. HP has always been my choice!

    Aug 07, 2021 11:12
  • Review by Campinglover, 10 out of 10
    HappyCamper

    Bought the HP Envy 6 months ago and love it! It defiantly does everything I was needing and more... I'm currently looking for a table now that is close to the HP and easy to move with.

    Jul 14, 2021 12:55
  • 3
    HP
    HP - Pavilion 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7-1165G7 - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD
    Description

    HP Pavilion 15-eg0076nr Laptop: The Pavilion 15 Laptop packs more performance into a smaller profile, so you can get more done wherever you go. Enjoy mind-blowing entertainment with a micro-edge screen and Audio by B&O. Incredible performance in a smaller PC, so you can do more and enjoy entertainment wherever you go.

    12 Features
  • Windows 10 Home: Do great things confidently with the familiar feel of Windows - only better.
  • 11th Generation Intel Core processor: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • 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.
  • Micro-edge display: The barely visible bezel revolutionizes your display by letting a larger screen fit into a smaller frame.
  • FHD + IPS touchscreen: Intuitively reach out and control your display with just a touch. And transform your content with amazing Full HD detail and 178-degree wide-viewing angles.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Connected Modern Standby: Your PC stays connected for instant updates to your email, calendar notifications, and more.
  • Full-size keyboard: Work comfortably with a full-sized keyboard and integrated numeric pad.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HPI7, 10 out of 10
    Hola i7

    Strong alluminium case, nice keyboard and a powerful processor.

    Very fast and reliable machine

    Nov 05, 2021 16:02
  • Review by Brian, 10 out of 10
    HP Laptop

    Like the new laptop, works as well as described. Was ready when I was informed it would be, and I'm enjoying it.

    Oct 23, 2021 08:05
  • HP - Spectre x360 2-in-1 13.5" 3K2K OLED Touchscreen Laptop - Intel Evo Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD + 32GB Intel Optane - Nightfall Black
    Description

    See more of what's real: With a high definition display, videos come to life in vibrant, crystal clear detail. Scroll less on the larger than life 3:2 aspect ratio display that gives you more area to work with. Performance that adapts to you: A sight to behold. Adaptive color and automatically adjusted hues, light, and ultra-vivid colors give you the best viewing experience for your environment and the closest thing to real life images for shopping, editing, and streaming. Smart Sense makes your PC work around your work habits to give you optimized performance for whatever you’re doing. With in-bag detection, it even knows when to take a break and keep it cool. Peace of mind at your fingertips: Keep it confidential and have total peace of mind with a fail-safe privacy camera shutter key that turns your camera off and unhackable. Keep your conversations private with the dedicated mute mic button. Keep your screen content your own with the integrated privacy screen.

    17 Features
  • Get a fresh perspective with Windows 11: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Display: 13.5-inch diagonal, 3K2K (3000 x 2000), OLED, multitouch-enabled, UWVA, edge-to-edge glass, microedge, anti-reflection Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT: Get incredible detail, wide-viewing angles and a precise multi-touch experience with 6 million pixels.
  • Processor: Intel® Evo™ platform powered by 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1195G7: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • Memory: 16 GB LPDDR4x-3733 MHz RAM (onboard): 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: 1 TB Intel® PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD + 32 GB Intel® Optane™ memory: Launch your most used apps at faster speeds. Accomplish more in less time with two breakthrough technologies in a single form factor while seamlessly loading heavy duty images and videos.
  • Graphics: Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics: Impressive performance for creating, gaming, and entertainment. A new level of graphics performance and crisp, stunning visuals – with the convenience of a thin & light laptop.
  • Exceptional experience, anywhere: Intel® Evo™ brings the perfect combination of performance, responsiveness, battery life and stunning visuals.
  • Delta E<2 color accuracy: Revel in brighter moments with the ultimate color accuracy. Delta E <2 improves color accuracy to give you the truest, lifelike imagery with no distortion for all your creative needs.
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.
  • Effortlessly connected: Enjoy a smoother wireless experience with a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5 combo–all your connections are solid, with up to 3x faster file transfer speeds than Wi-Fi 5.
  • Fingerprint reader: Seamlessly log in to your device in any position with the touch of your finger. Patented 3-D fingerprint technology ensures secure access.
  • 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.
  • Microphone mute:: Dedicated microphone mute button with an LED indicator light.
  • HP True Vision HD IR Camera: The infrared sensor lets you securely log in to your computer with Windows Hello. Secure, infrared facial recognition
  • An exceptionally rich audio experience: With HP Quad Speakers, HP Audio Boost, and custom tuning by the experts at Bang & Olufsen, entertainment comes to life with sound you can feel. Awaken your senses with PC audio perfection.
  • HP Rechargeable MPP 2.0 Tilt Pen included: Create naturally with no interruptions. Improved latency and greater sensitivity allow you smoothly transition between colors for finer details while you write, draw and edit on any of your devices.
  • 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 BuySpecificOnly, 10 out of 10
    Oct23 2021 best 13.5 inch laptop ever

    GET THIS LAPTOP! OCT 23 2021, CPU+GPU WOW! 10/10. 11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-1195G7 @ 2.90GHz 2.92 GHz. I waited until Oct 19 to buy this laptop without knowing what new CPU was coming out. Turns out the CPU is amazing. There is two models released on 2021 and as of Oct 23 20219 this is the newest? It is so fast. It was a $1729.99 but my birthday was this month and a 10% applied. I love it, it is small and has a pen that can be stuck to the side of the laptop, the memory is like 934gb ready to use, the restarts take literally like 10 seconds. Buy this one that might have only 1 review on Oct 23 2021 ! amazing.

    Oct 24, 2021 01:12
  • Review by eljeffe58, 10 out of 10
    Perfect. Best laptop available today for Windows.

    This laptop is the best I have ever owned for many reasons, in aggregate. I only know what matters to me so that's what I will focus on. First, the screen bezel is very thin and the display is beyond beautiful; It is crystal clear and vivid and I appreciate the HP app in the system that allows one to choose the display type, although I leave it on default. The 3:2 aspect ratio allows me to get a nice full, page view instead of what one sees in 16:9. It also has an auto-brightness feature that is important to me. Second, the keyboard, trackpad, and backlighting are top-notch; I love everything about it, especially that it does not attract finger oils and is easy to read; I am not thrilled with the home button being where the backspace button should, though. Third, the sound, next to the Yoga 9i is excellent. HP has the speakers on top of the deck and below; it could be a shade louder but the sound quality is right behind the Yoga 9i. I love the Bang and Olufsen EQ app; it is very customizable. Fourth, the build quality is second to none; it looks super cool with the gold trim and diamond-cut edges; The pen that comes with it sticks to the left side of the deck nicely and is not in the way; I am not afraid of losing it, whatsoever. It also has a nifty leatherette (?) pouch it can be stored safely in, as can the pen slide into the pouch in its own dedicated slot under the flap. The I/O for the power adapter on the corner is a bonus and reduces the likelihood of it being yanked out and causing damage. I wish there were one on the left side though, in addition. It is lightweight and easy to carry and very portable at 2.95 lbs. The Surface Laptop Studio, also a wonderful unit, weighs in around 4 lbs and is just too beefy; not what I can tolerate for ease of use. The 16 GB ram and 1 TB SSD are wonderful and give me more than enough for my purposes. I have not owned it long enough to tell you about the battery, sorry. However, all in all, I highly recommend this HP Spectre x360!

    Nov 10, 2021 11:13
  • Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Matte Black
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Oct 29, 2021 21:07
  • 9.8score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 15” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen™ 7 Surface® Edition – 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Matte Black
    Description

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

    12 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Get the most out of your screen space: Choose 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™ MSFT 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.
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Expansive SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery. Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos.
  • Make it your own: Slim, sleek design with rich tone-on-tone colors in warm Alcantara® material or cool metal finish. Choose from new Ice Blue, plus Sandstone, Matte Black, and Platinum²​.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • 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 JimC, 10 out of 10
    Compact Powerhouse, Faster Than Gaming Laptops!

    This newly updated Microsoft Surface 4 laptop is a superb combination of technology and functionality which will outperform almost all existing laptops thanks to its incorporation of a new 8 core AMD Ryzen 7 processor with integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 graphic processing unit in a very compact form. Visually, the Surface 4 is an elegant, minimalist design with a very slim, beautiful matt black brushed aluminum body. The excellent full-size keyboard has white backlighting. The 15.1” touch screen seems larger because it incorporates a classic 6:4 format. The solid-state hard drive and low power needs of the LED display, CPU and GPU make possible up to 17.5 hours of silent operation. The audio quality of the Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos sound processing is amazing. Overall, the impression is very sophisticated and high tech.

    Microsoft introduced the Surface product line in 2012 as a Windows tablet. It was the company’s first product which incorporated the Windows operating system and their own hardware. The first products ran tablet-only Windows RT. The early models were somewhat under-powered with limited storage and poor battery life. The next generation added a supplemental keyboard and more processing power, becoming 2-in-1 tablet/laptops. In 2015 the Surface 3 models were the first to run the full Windows operating system and standard programs. That Surface 3 lineup included the first true laptop. But not until the latest version, the Surface 4, did the product finally achieve parity in power and functionality with competitive laptops by incorporating bigger displays, very fast microprocessors, large SSD storage and superior battery life.

    Consider this outstanding combination of features:

    • Microsoft Surface 4 Laptop (Model 5W6-00024)

    • AMD Ryzen 7 4980U CPU 8 core/16 thread, 15w max power load

    • 8 core/16 hyper-thread processor runs at speeds from 2.0 to 4.4 GHz

    • 64 bit Windows 10 Home 20H2 operating system

    • Integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU uses shared system memory

    • 8 GB DDR4 high efficiency RAM primary memory

    • 512 GB SK-Hynix SSD fast hard drive

    • 15.1” IPS LED-backlit PixelSense touch-screen display with 2496 x 1664 (201 PPI) resolution

    • Windows ink workspace/Surface Pen support

    • Omnisonic full-range stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos audio processing

    • 720 HD f2.0 Webcam with dual far field microphones

    • 3D IR Camera for Windows Hello facial and gesture recognition

    • Intel AX200 wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax (WiFi 6 support), WPA3 security

    • Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity

    • USB-C video output

    • 1 USB 3.1 Type C (up to 5 GBps)

    • 1 USB 3.0 Type A

    • 40 pin Surface Connect port for charging and accessory connections

    • Headphone out/Microphone in 3.5 mm port

    • 45.82 Watt-Hour Lithium Ion battery – 17.5 hour operating life

    • 65 watt/15.0 volt/4.0 amp charging unit with USB Type A 5.0 volt/1.0 amp charging port and 101” cord length

    • Very slim and compact: 13.4” wide x 9.6” deep x 0.6” thick

    • Lightweight: only 3.4 pounds

    • One year warranty on parts and labor

    So how does this laptop perform? Flawlessly!

    It seemed very fast when I was using it, so I ran two well-regarded benchmark programs (Novabench and PC Mark 10) on both it and four of my other computers to determine their relative performance. These tests measure both CPU (general processing) and GPU (graphics processing) so they give a good overall measure of a computer’s speed. The first was a base model office desktop with an AMD A6 (A6-7310) CPU (comparable in speed to an Intel i3 CPU), no separate GPU and 8 GB RAM. The next was a nicely-equipped all-in-one computer with a 6th generation Intel i5 (6400T), Intel 530 GPU and 12 GB RAM. The third was a 2018-era gaming laptop with an 8th generation Intel i5 (8300H), Nvidia 1050Ti GPU and 8 GB RAM. The fourth was a 2019-era two-in-one laptop/tablet with AMD’s Ryzen 5 and Radeon Vega 8 GPU and 8 GB RAM. Finally, I ran the same tests on the Microsoft Surface 4 laptop. All computers were well-maintained, running identical Windows 10 versions with no other programs active. Here are the results (higher is faster):

    Novabench Results:

    Office desktop (AMD A6, 8 GB ram): 636 (Base case)

    All-in-One (i5-6400, 12 GB ram): 858 (35% faster than base)

    Gaming laptop (i5-8300H, 8 GB ram)): 2028 (219% faster than base)

    Two-in-One tablet/laptop (AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, 8 GB ram): 1425 (124% faster than base)

    Microsoft Surface 4 (AMD Ryzen 7 4980U, 8 GB ram): 2981 (369% faster than base)

    PC Mark 10 Results:

    Office desktop (AMD A6, 8 GB ram): 1451 (Base case)

    All-in-One (i5-6400, 12 GB ram): 2300 (59% faster than base)

    Gaming laptop (i5-8300H, 8 GB ram)): 4603 (217% faster than base)

    Two-in-One tablet/laptop (AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, 8 GB ram): 3698 (155% faster than base)

    Microsoft Surface 4 (AMD Ryzen 7 4980U, 8 GB ram): 5096 (251% faster than base)

    OK, that’s a lot of numbers and technical jargon but the bottom line is that you will find this slim Surface 4 capable of out-performing anything you currently own (unless you have a really geeked-out special system) and very smooth in running any games or software you may ever buy. Put this elegant notebook to work on most business software and it will never even break a sweat. Use it for photo or video editing and it will calmly do whatever you want, no drama. And you need not hesitate to fire up a graphics-intensive game because it has the power to handle even that chore easily. It is certainly faster than most dedicated gaming laptops made prior to 2020!

    The Omnisonic speakers and Atmos sound system on this laptop are surprisingly good. I listened to some of my favorite albums from Spotify and the speakers (although tiny) were much better than typical for laptops. They are mounted at the hinge, have decent volume and good stereo separation – certainly good enough for watching Netflix or YouTube videos.

    A major plus for this Surface 4 device is the outstanding battery life. I always test laptops by streaming Netflix series on battery power with a bright screen and high speaker volume. The combination of modem usage, video rendering, screen lighting and speaker volume usually drains most laptop batteries in less than two hours. But this Microsoft lasted almost twelve hours before exhausting the charge! That is long enough for five full movies and certainly would suffice a traveler for even the longest international flights. You can thank the ultra-efficient and power-miser AMD CPU and GPU for that amazing performance.

    Another advantage for travelers is the compact size (less than 14” wide and 0.6” thick) and very light weight – about 3.4 pounds. The power cube is small (about 3” x 2” x 1”) so it won’t take up much precious space or weight in your briefcase/backpack. The notebook is nicely balanced with a great lighted keyboard and big touchpad, so those who like to literally use their laptop on their lap will be pleased. The Intel wireless LAN is compatible with the latest WiFi 6 standard and provides excellent, high speed connection to your network. Similarly, the Bluetooth 5.0 gave a stable connection at up to 35 feet. The 3.5 mm audio port is convenient if you like to use wired headsets or earbuds.

    The 15.1” touchscreen display has superb resolution, high speed video rendering and HDR content support with very good color saturation. The 6:4 screen ratio is taller than the 16:9 or 16:10 ratios seen on many laptops and actually offers considerably more screen area (about 19% more) than the 16:9 screens. This is an advantage when working with Word documents or spreadsheets. It also supports the Surface Pen for graphic editing, although I don’t think that a laptop is the best vehicle for that function.

    The Microsoft Hello facial recognition and Cortana both work well, as does the webcam and built-in microphones. I suggest that you turn off the setting which requires entering a password when waking from sleep (but I suggest that change for all Windows PCs!)

    What are the possible weak points or purchase issues to consider?

    • I would have preferred at least two Type A and two Type C USB ports. I prefer to use a mouse rather than a trackpad and often need to use a flash drive so having only one USB port is an issue. (I solved it by buying a very nice Microsoft Bluetooth mouse from Best Buy for just $15. See photo.)

    • While the keyboard is excellent, it does not have a separate numeric keypad. However, that would have required a somewhat wider unit or reducing the size of the other key, so its absence is understandable.

    • It would have been nice to have a form-fitting cloth carrying case included (as many other notebook brands provide.)

    • When you set up your new Surface 4 laptop you will need to download some software (e.g., Open GL, Dolby Atmos) and update the drivers. There are several free software suites which will take care of those tasks for you.

    • Some might feel that the 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD could be larger but the performance results I noted above show that the RAM is adequate. The hard drive is big enough for most purposes and can be supplemented by an external hard drive plugged into the USB Type C port.

    • The optional Intel 11th generation Core i7 microprocessor allows a larger RAM and SSD configuration and may be a bit faster but at a considerably larger cost and much less battery life.

    But these are really just minor quibbles. When you consider all of its power and functionality you will agree that the price is very reasonable. I can enthusiastically recommend the new Microsoft Surface 4 laptop for both serious stay-at-home power users and for those who need a perfect travel companion.

    May 08, 2021 01:36
  • Review by softwareEngineer, 8 out of 10
    Premium Laptop, Strong Performance, Great Battery

    /////////// First Impressions and Features ///////////

    The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15” is definitely a premium laptop. It is one of the rare laptops where its hardware and software come from under the same roof. It shares the look and feel of its predecessor, and I have no issues with that at all. This is my first Surface Laptop (I currently own a Surface Pro 3, still kicking!). It is equipped with a Ryzen 7 8 core/16 thread APU, 512GB SSD and 8GB DDR4 RAM. The unit feels premium and sturdy, the hinge that holds the screen upright is very strong, and the backlit keyboard is probably one of the best keyboards I’ve ever typed on in a portable laptop. The cool metal feels smooth on your palms as you type and the touchpad registers all single and multi-touch gestures without a hitch. The panel is a touchscreen and I feel that it won’t be utilized very much, but it does become very handy when you need it. Trying to buy that elusive gpu online before everyone else? With a touchscreen, you are now the fastest ‘add-to-cart’ online shopper this side of the Mississippi!

    Contrary to what most others say about the thick bezels, I actually appreciate them. Where else are you going to hold the screen to open it up or make tilt adjustments without touching the panel itself? It’s one of those things that we take for granted as we prioritize looks over functionality. Ok, maybe they can be shrunk down a tad...but it doesn't bother me. One of the most satisfying aspects of the Surface Book is the display’s 3:2 aspect ratio, with a resolution of 2496x1664. From a general use and productivity standpoint, the vertical real estate gained allows the natural viewing of websites, documents and the like. Think about it. Most physical documents are printed in portrait, so there is a welcoming familiarity once you begin using the laptop. It is most definitely refreshing.

    The I/O is sparse on the laptop, having only a single USB-C, USB-A and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The only other means of connectivity is the Microsoft proprietary charge port that can also double as an I/O port with their proprietary dock. The limited amount of I/O helps keep the laptop thin, as evident in other laptops designed today, and the only way to expand I/O is to purchase a separate docking station or USB hub. The USB-C can also double as a charge port as well if you have a means of charging it that way. I own a monitor with a USB-C connection that acts as both a 65W charger and hub. This is a perfect complement to the Surface Laptop 4.

    /////////// Processing Performance ///////////

    A big omission is the use of the newest Ryzen 5000 Series mobile processors for this latest generation of Surface Laptop. This is an automatic star deduction in my book. Microsoft pinned the last generation’s Ryzen with the latest silicon to come from Intel. That being said, the Ryzen 7 4000 Surface Edition mobile processor is still a great everyday mobile APU. It is an 8 core/16 thread 7nm that should satisfy most users and their processing needs. The CPU core speeds will behave differently on battery versus when plugged in, and I’ve provided a table of the tests I ran for each power mode using Cinebench R23:

    <<- On Battery, 4 Modes ->>

    Battery Saver (Single 2GHz, Multi 1.4GHz)

    Recommended (Single 2GHz, Multi 1.6GHz)

    Better Performance (Single 2.9GHz, Multi 2.4GHz)

    Best Performance (Single 4.2GHz, Multi 2.9GHz)

    <<- Plugged In, 3 Modes ->>

    Recommended (Single 3.95GHz, Multi 2.5GHz)

    Better Performance (Single 4.3GHz, Multi 2.4GHz) (dipped as low as 1.5GHz in Multi, thermal throttling?)

    Best Performance (Single 4.3GHz, Multi 2.7GHz) (dipped as low as 1.3GHz in Multi, thermal throttling?)

    A couple of things to note. Maybe I’m stating the obvious here, but if you’re looking for top performance out of this laptop, you’re going to have to plug it in. When plugged in, the base single core speeds are increased almost by 100%. The laptop does not need to worry about battery conservation and can allow the cores to run full blast. The other thing I noticed is that when plugged in and running multi-core tests, the speeds start off strong but begin to taper off. I took note of the temps during testing and the core temps held under 70 degrees C, so I don’t know if it’s thermally throttling or something else relating to its TDP. When running off the battery, the speeds and performance are expected; the APU is intentionally limited to conserve battery. Still at Best Performance, you can squeeze out a single core speed of about 4GHz, which is impressive.

    /////////// Graphics Performance ///////////

    The Ryzen 7 Mobile is baked in with Radeon graphics. The graphics had no trouble running games like Roblox. I had my daughter give it a test run (she plays on my desktop PC with a dedicated GPU, for reference) and she gave it two thumbs up. I know, Roblox isn’t a demanding game, but it’s nice to know she can Roblox on-the-go on a PC rather than on a smartphone. So I took it to the other extreme and installed Shadow of the Tomb Raider for another test run. Running the in-game benchmark tool, I was able to squeeze out 13fps. This is with all graphics settings set to the lowest setting. During the benchmark, the APU shot up 91 degrees C! Terrifying. For my last test, I decided on a middle ground with Halo MCC. This was actually playable! Frame rates were around 30-40fps and the APU temps were hovering around 67 degrees C. Not bad at all. I had the laptop plugged in while gaming and did notice that the laptop became warm to the touch with the fans quietly spooled up, but nothing to be alarmed about.

    /////////// Battery Performance ///////////

    Ultimately if you decide to go with the Ryzen APU, you reap the benefits of the 7nm process which equates to lower power consumption and ultimately longer run times. This will be evident as you begin to configure your Laptop 4 with either Intel or AMD. If you go Intel, your battery times are reduced by as much as two hours. Intel Tiger Lake uses a 10nm process on their mobile chips which results in more power use. The Intel chips are fast in both processing and integrated graphics and may have advances in their silicon process, but you lose out in runtime. And it costs more, too. From the standpoint of costs and battery life, Ryzen would be the way to go. Just something to think about.

    Speaking of battery life, Microsoft states a battery life on this 15” Ryzen model to about 17.5 hours. We don’t know how they arrived at that number, but my regular use brought about 11-13 hours with the battery set to Recommended mode. That’s essentially a full day before reaching for the wall charger. You can easily mitigate battery usage by reducing screen brightness as well as disabling keyboard backlighting and turning off Bluetooth if you’re not already using it. Also, the more applications you have running in the background, the more battery will be consumed.

    /////////// Summary ///////////

    At its price point, it will have to trade blows with Dell, Lenovo and even the upcoming Samsung for ultra portable PC laptops, and many may find the other brands more visually appealing if we consider all their models comparably equipped. It boils down to preference and what is value priced at the moment. But again, there is something to be said about a company that designs both the hardware and the software of a device and even collaborates with chip makers like AMD to make a premium product, and so I recommend the Surface Laptop 4 15” Ryzen Edition as a buy. It’s a shame that Microsoft didn’t go with the nextgen of Ryzen processors. Apple is at the forefront of hardware and software, with their new M1 chip being all the rave at the moment, and is another alternative to the Surface Laptop 4 if you don’t mind running MacOS. Another avenue would be gaming laptops that offer much more performance at the same price point, but are larger, heavier and will need to be plugged in most of the time. I recommend that you think about your daily use cases and make a decision on a certain type of laptop from there.

    May 03, 2021 00:55
  • Review by Robb0688, 10 out of 10
    Very solid machine

    I am someone that I would describe as techy, but at the same time, not overly so. The TL;DR of this review is that that is the type of person this laptop will suit best.

    PROCESSOR AND PERFORMANCE

    I have two laptops in my house. One is my work computer and the other is my personal laptop, which this is a replacement for. My personal laptop was a 2010 value laptop and there's no comparison between it and this. Things are a little closer with the company supplied laptop. That has a 2015 core i5 processor and an SSD as well. I thought maybe they'd be fairly comparable, but the Surface Laptop 4 is soooo much snappier and responsive. The extra 5 years (these have 2020 Ryzens in them) and this being more on the level of an i7 make the two processors feel night and day. Microsoft went for processing power on this and it shows. Very fast in everything it does. Opening programs, installing them, running large Excel sheets, etc. I can't compare it to Surface Laptop 3s as I never had one, but compared to my decent work laptop, this is much better. One thing to note though is don't get this expecting it to be a gaming laptop. You can play some of the less demanding games on it, but if you like 4k @ 120hz+, you've come to the wrong machine, though I'm sure someone with those tastes knew that. Gaming that would probably work well on here would be streaming like Microsoft's Xcloud or Google Stadia. Something where the computer isn't being tasked with rendering the game. Thanks to Wifi 6 built in, you could stream games. Speaking of, wifi 6 is amazing. My phone gets 250 to 300 Mbps downloads and uploads over my gig speed wifi. I ran the test on the Surface Laptop 4 and hit over 400 Mbps both ways, which is a massive gain. I wish everything had wifi 6.

    BATTERY LIFE:

    This laptop has great battery life. I charged it the night I got it and have been using it each night over the last 5 days or so and still haven't had to recharge it. That's a win in my book. Every other laptop I've ever used gave me maybe 7 or 8 hours.

    STORAGE AND RAM:

    Storage is ample with a 512GB SSD in mine. I love the SSD. A cold boot and this is up and at your desktop in maybe 20 seconds. It's fast. No complaints here. As far as RAM though, I do wish there were more. It's a little light at 8GB and considering a lot of top end phones carry around that, I wish there was more on a machine expected to do more. I believe it is upgradable down the line. Plus, this laptop carries a premium price tag so it really should come with a little more.

    USE

    This is a dream to use. Fast, responsive, and has a comfortable, wonderful feeling keyboard to type on. The touchscreen is nice, but admittedly I'm avoiding using it to keep oil streaks off my pristine screen. The color accuracy of the screen is great and it makes video really pop. The only downside I find here is that while it does support HDR, it has to be on certain apps. You can't go on youtube in Edge or Chrome and watch HDR. That's my biggest complaint as everything else about the screen is a thing of beauty. I also enjoy the 3:2 aspect ratio as 16:9 is much more suited to movies and TV.

    The webcam works great for video calls, though I only briefly tested it. Speakers sound good too, though I would encourage anyone to set up a nice set of external speakers. These are laptop speakers after all. You're not going to get a home theater experience from them.

    VERDICT:

    If I could give it 4.5 stars, I would. It's a beautiful laptop that runs exceptionally well. Incredibly polished experience all around. The only things I would knock it for are RAM, though more is available for extra money, and smaller things like a lack of legitimate graphics hardware, or the HDR thing I mentioned previously.

    As I said early on, if you're techy enough to like the finer things in the world of consumer electronics, but not so techy that you're building your own PC or looking for your next gaming laptop, this will be a great laptop for you.

    May 01, 2021 22:07
  • Review by elzeus, 10 out of 10
    Now there's competition!

    For a long time there was not a lot of competition for high end (non-gaming) laptops, with the Surface Laptop 4 it looks like things are changing. With the new AMD Ryzen 7 Microsoft Surface Edition processor they claim 17.5 hours of battery life on this model and I didn't quite get there but there was more than enough battery life to get through a long day of work and home use. The touch screen and trackpad were very responsive and the backlit keyboard was a joy to type on. The speakers were loud as well as clear and the build quality felt very premium and balanced in the hand. The usb-c, usb-a and headphone jack ports were all a welcome sight. The only knock I have would be that they didn't go for an exotic feature such as a digital screen button row as I feel that would lead to new and exciting ways to use your laptop. Overall I'm very happy with the Surface Laptop 4 and have no qualms about recommending it to anyone in the market for a higher end laptop.

    May 02, 2021 16:38
  • Review by DSPARKA, 8 out of 10
    More Laptop In This Surface 4

    Presentation:

    Opening the package containing the Surface 4 laptop helped me enjoy the upscale packaging that I’m sure Microsoft was aiming for. The employees took there time to make sure every inch of the boxing process was perfect. I took my time to live that moment longer.

    Setup:

    After removing and opening the Surface 4 laptop out of the box I was greeted by Cortana (Microsoft’s personal voice assistant). Cortana walked me through the initial setup and all I had to do was speak and she took care of the setup. The choice to click and manually make the selections is also available.

    Appearance:

    The Surface 4 laptop feels great to handle and weighs less than 5 pounds. I decided on the aluminum Matte black color and it looks fantastic. I don’t see it attracting fingerprints on the housing unless filthy hands get to it but it will be more for my personal use with school. For now I do Zoom meetings for school and the 720p front facing camera is perfect for it.

    The Surface 4 is equipped with a 15 inch crisp, and clear HD display that’s made for just about anything in touchscreen. Movies look amazing and browsing the web in 2496x1664 resolution detail make all the online shopping experience better and safer because I’m at the comfort of my home.

    This is faster than my other laptop from a well known company and it weighs less.

    Negatives:

    Where are the ports Microsoft?

    -No HDMI (not everyone do casting) the HDMI comes handy when and if I’m doing a presentation and easier to setup in my opinion.

    -Only 1 USB port can work but a backup would be nice.

    -Not a 2 in 1. It’s a touchscreen laptop and if it was designed to fold into a tablet I think it would make it more comfortable to have the option.

    Positives:

    -The Surface 4 laptop is fast. This is faster than my 2 years old laptop but I’m not sure it’s 70% faster.

    -The battery holds the charge for a good duration of the day depending on what I’m doing on the laptop.

    -Facial recognition is also a big deal to me. I’m seeing that feature more but I appreciate having it.

    -Keyboard keys are responsive to touch and smooth by not sticking when pressed.

    -Touchscreen is there when I need it. It’s a bonus to have especially when browsing.

    -Atmos Dolby surround sound makes watching a movie on the surface 4 laptop better when you don’t have your Surface buds nearby.

    -Fast charger. It comes with a magnetic fast charger that fully charge in about 2 hours.

    Other Mentions:

    For the tech gurus out there I know the specs might be a big deal.

    512GB SSD

    8GB RAM

    AMD Ryzen processor

    Which is enough for what I’m using it for. If the Surface 4 can’t handle the task I’ll hop on my desktop but for now it fits my need. Small things can make this Surface 4 closer to perfect but I think Microsoft is on the right path elevating there products.

    Apr 30, 2021 20:21
  • Review by krush, 8 out of 10
    Excellent sleek laptop

    This is an excellent laptop with an interesting form factor that will take me some getting use to. I really enjoy the lightweight sleek look of this laptop especially with the 15" screen size.

    If you are looking for a wonderful work or play laptop, I feel like this is the perfect hardware combination with the 8GB of RAM and the 512GB SSD paired with a beefy Ryzen 7 processor. I use Adobe for photo and video work and this laptop handles the sometimes intense processing tasks just fine.

    One thing I did notice was no thunderbolt port which i feel like should come standard nowadays it opens up lots of options. I also noticed the lack of ports on this laptop which isnt necessarily a bad thing because I dont tend to use many usb ports but if you like to connect up lots of things, just know you may need an external port replicator of some sort.

    The battery life on this has been stellar and I'm very happy to say I have yet to run it down in between charges like I tend to do on my other laptops with sub optimal batteries. One thing to note is the battery does not appear to be removable and I dont beleive the RAM is removable or upgradeable either. So if you want the 16GB of RAM, get it up front because there is no adding any additional or swapping it from what I have read thus far.

    All in all, I love this laptop, I think it has great speed, is built well, and provides excellent power with excellent battery life. I would highly recommend it.

    May 03, 2021 21:30
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Really pleased with my experience so far

    For some context: I have used many surface products in the past and have been pleased with all of them. In my opinion this is the slam dunk of the bunch for many reasons.

    Pros:

    + The 15inch screen is amazing

    + The Battery life has been stellar

    + I love the keyboard and trackpad

    +Touch screen

    + The internals and the overall design

    Cons:

    - Bezels (they are not intrusive but still)

    - Trackpad (i have it as a pro as well...more on this in the review)

    - No USB-C Thunderbolt support

    - Limited ports (#donglelife)

    I will start with the good and let me just say, this thing is fantastic. I absolutely love my Surface Laptop 4 15" in the two days that I have used it (extensively for work), I am just blown away at how great of a product Microsoft has put out. The battery life has been fantastic, I can't really gauge how many hours I am getting but it is more then 10 and plenty of battery left to go. The Ryzen 7 processor is fantastic and I am pleasantly surprised. I was unsure how it would preform and while I don't use programs to really push the CPU it has preformed great. The keyboard is a delight to type on and the track pad is great as well (I will cover my gripe with the trackpad below). The 3:2 aspect ratio on this 15" screen is incredible. I have never owned a 15" inch laptop and frankly I don't think I would want to go to a 13" inch again. Viewing spreadsheets or emails is an absolute delight. This laptop has absolutely won the award to be my daily driver.

    The very few cons that I have are minutia and frankly things that don't bother me or my performance on the laptop, however, they are still worth noting. This thing has bezels, albeit not large but they are still there. They don't bother me and I don't notice them unless my eye starts to wonder but in 2021 they really shouldn't be here. What should be here, however, is USB-C thunderbolt support and more ports...This has the charging port on the right hand side (which is mag-safe and fantastic), 1 USB-C and 1 USB 3.0 (if I am not mistaken). For me its fine but again, 2021. The trackpad is nice and big but it is more of a square and not a rectangle. Given the amount of space that is on the laptop, I think they could of optimized more of it. My thought behind them not doing it is because your palms, hands and arms have a perfect place to rest when typing....so its a trade off that makes sense to me.

    Overall, I am really enjoying this laptop. Frankly, I love it so much that I recommended it to our IT department for use with the sales team. Its a great product that isn't heavy and gets the job done. Buy it, you won't regret it.

    Apr 29, 2021 12:14
  • Review by GhostElvis, 8 out of 10
    Microsoft—who knew?

    Bought this back in April when my old laptop died my first day on a new job. I would normally prefer more memory (at least 16 GB) and storage (at least 1 TB), but for work purposes, the 8 GB of RAM and the 512 GB SSD are plenty.

    As with Apple computers, there's something to be said for the same company making both the hardware and the software. This Surface laptop performs smoothly, with none of the problems you'd expect to encounter when the OS has to accommodate a zillion different possible configurations of hardware and software. Good keyboard action, too—and excellent battery life. The inclusion of both USB-A and USB-C ports (one each) is a nice touch—no need for an adaptor to use existing backup drives.

    I would suggest three minor improvements, though:

    1. Oddly enough, now that Apple has switched to USB-C charging, Microsoft has implemented something similar to Apple's old MagSafe charger. It's not as sturdy, though. Whereas Apple's MagSafe required considerable force to accidentally disconnect, it seems the slightest movement will disconnect Microsoft's charger. That's probably a good thing insofar as it protects the cable from damage, but it can be inconvenient if you're working away under the assumption that your battery is charging when you've really got only 15% left.

    2. The lack of an indent at the front of the computer, combined with the Windows/Surface logo being four squares, makes it harder to tell where to open the lid.

    3. A keyboard backlight would be helpful.

    Microsoft—who knew?

    Jul 04, 2021 15:04
  • 9.6score
    Samsung - Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13.3" QLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Royal Silver
    Description

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

    8 Features
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  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by XPleytez, 8 out of 10
    Good as a MacBook Air, Compatible with Windows 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 2

    Is the laptop for you!

    Equipped with features galore,

    This laptop gives you more & more!

    With a screen size of 13.3 inch,

    Transporting this laptop is a cinch.

    The sleek and efficient touch screen

    Is a quality straight out of a dream!

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

    Yes, Sir!

    In a beautiful Royal Silver color,

    This laptop is perfect for him & for her!

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

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

    Screen resolution is awesome

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

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

    Oct 17, 2021 10:20
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen™ 5 Surface® Edition – 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nov 10, 2021 18:09
  • 9.4score
    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
    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):
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
    11
    HP
    HP - Pavilion x360 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD + 32GB Intel Optane - Warm Gold
    Description

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

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

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

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

    I LIKE IT BUT I HAVE BEEF!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Oct 16, 2021 13:30
  • 9.4score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen™ 5 Surface® Edition – 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nov 10, 2021 18:09
  • 9.4score
    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
    14
    HP
    HP - Pavilion x360 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD +32GB Intel Optane - Warm Gold
    Description

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

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

    Lite and Strong design.

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

    Best in class with in price catagory.

    Display quality is better in LED.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Oct 23, 2021 22:19
  • 9.4score
    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
    Lenovo - ThinkPad L13 Yoga 2-in-1 13.3" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Black
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

    Pros:

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

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

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

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

    Cons.

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

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

    Other notes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Aug 27, 2021 17:12
  • 9.4score
    Dell - Inspiron 5000 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive - Platinum Silver
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Great price for the unit - will definately purchase again

    Nov 01, 2021 12:48
  • 9.4score
    Dell - Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Blue
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Recommended. 4.5/5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Battery life was pretty decent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    - AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Processor

    - 256 SSD storage (could be better)

    - 8 GB of RAM (upgradeable)

    - Integrated AMD graphics (pretty good for integrated)

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

    - USB 3.1 type A ports (x2)

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

    - HDMI port (x1)

    - Headset/microphone combination port

    - Micro SD port

    Additionally, it has...

    - Fingerprint reader for easy sign-in

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

    - Really decent trackpad for a laptop this size

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

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

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

    USABILITY

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

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

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

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

    PERFORMANCE

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

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

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

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

    OTHER FEATURES AND THOUGHTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Things I love.

    - Premium feel

    - Lighted keys provide great convenience in low light

    - Privacy cover for the webcam

    - Nice keyboard that feels great

    - Bright screen with high definition

    - The solid-state drive allows for fast startup

    - The 8GB of RAM makes everything run snappy

    - Active pen compatibility

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

    Things I don’t love.

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

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

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

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

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

    Oct 12, 2021 07:17
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13.3" QLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Mystic Black
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Murdered Soul Suspect: 1080p Ultra Settings.

    DmC Devil May Cry: 1080p Ultra Settings.

    Warframe: 1080p Low to Medium Settings.

    Code Vein: 900p Medium Settings.

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

    Resident Evil Biohazard: 720p Low Settings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    UNBOXING & SETUP:

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

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

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

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

    PROS:

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

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

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

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

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

    CONS:

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

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

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

    BOTTOM LINE:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    16 GB RAM

    510GB SSD

    Review of things that stood out to me;

    The QLED screen -

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

    Speakers-

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

    Backlit keyboard –

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

    Smooth and accurate touchpad.

    I do like the feel of typing on this keyboard.

    Fingerprint reader work instantly.

    Fan –

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

    Battery –

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

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

    Connections –

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

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

    Software-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jun 24, 2021 23:33
  • 9.2score
    Lenovo - Yoga 7i 2-in-1 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
    Dell - Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD Ryzen 7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Blue
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Overview:

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

    Pros:

    1. fingerprint reader

    2. Nice, clean design

    3. Dell Mobile

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

    5. Light up keyboard

    6. Alexa

    Cons:

    1. Can’t unlock using face

    2. 2 tone color scheme

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

    4. Privacy shutter difficult to slide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jun 16, 2021 10:01
  • 9.2score
    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
    Dell - Inspiron 15.6" FHD Touch-Screen Laptop -Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Black
    Description

    Get your hands on a versatile 15 inch laptop packed with features for an enjoyable multimedia experience. All at an affordable price.

    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.
  • 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive: While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • 15.6" Full HD touch screen for hands-on control: Natural finger-touch navigation makes the most of Windows 10. The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity with Wide Viewing angles display. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1: Ultra-low-voltage platform. Quad-core, eight-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it.
  • 8GB system memory: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR3 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Integrated Widescreen HD 720P Webcam with Dual Digital Microphone Array: A new 4-element lens delivers sharp video in all areas of the frame, especially in dim lighting conditions. The top-mounted mic provides for a better audio experience
  • Dell Mobile Connect: Allows complete wireless integration between your Dell PC and smartphone. Make calls, send texts, and get notifications on iOS and Android phones.
  • Full keyboard with 10-key numeric keypad: Type comfortably, input numbers quickly and maneuver through games with ease. Touchpad with multitouch control.
  • Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer: Supports SD memory card format.
  • Additional ports: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (x2), USB2.0 (x1), HDMI 1.4- SD Media Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC) - RJ45 - 10/100/1000Mbps- 1 combo headphone / microphone jack
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  • Review by Bchris5592, 10 out of 10
    Dude I got a Dell..

    Never owned a Dell before thought love their old commercials but this laptop is quite impressive.. It is quite fast with the SSD but the rest of it is quite basic for a laptop in this price range.. what impresses me is how satisfying it is to use. It feels like something high quality and not a 600 dollar hunk of plastic... I really like and want to use for most of my browsing at home and the only complaint i have is the battery but for the price its prob average... anyway a great buy!

    Nov 02, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Charlie410, 10 out of 10
    Laptop

    I was very much satisfied with my product dell has always been reliable and Durable

    Apr 30, 2021 16:00
  • Review by May2021, 10 out of 10
    Dell Computer

    This computer has given me everything I need to work with on a a daily basis.

    Jun 24, 2021 10:42
  • Review by Linda, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Laptop

    The Dell Inspiron is very easy to operate with the touch screen, touch pad and mouse. The access and response speed is great.

    Sep 26, 2021 12:22
  • Review by LucGia, 2 out of 10
    Poor cover

    I bought this on August 2021. Last 2 weeks, the border come out without dropped or hit against anything. Dell support tell me it is physical damage, no warranty. lol.

    Don't ever buy this , very bad quality.

    Oct 20, 2021 22:01
  • Review by Desertroze, 10 out of 10
    Much happier now!

    My old laptop was refusing to charge, so I upgraded to a faster, cleaner laptop. I have been so happy with my purchase! The speakers are awesome, the touchscreen is fun, and the keyboard placements are perfect.

    May 21, 2021 18:52
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Easy Peasy Dell

    Excellent laptop that provides everyday usage with quick browsing and loading. The touchscreen feature is different then most and does not smudge like every other one does. Speakers are loud and clear and the number pad is convenient.Easiest laptop to use that even a mole rat can make splendid work with it.

    Aug 06, 2021 15:48
  • Review by Suezila, 10 out of 10
    Great experience

    As my husband and I aren’t super tech savvy (understatement), we rely on the knowledge of Best Buy’s staff to guide us. We were not disappointed. The young man who assisted us in selecting a lap top was very knowledgeable and patient and friendly. I wish I remembered his name so he could receive an atta boy . We have had nothing but great experiences with Best Buy...the big box store that behaves like a small corner shop. Keep it up!

    Apr 09, 2021 19:47
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 15” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 – 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Matte Black
    Description

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

    12 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Get the most out of your screen space: Choose 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.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Power to do what you want with up to 70% more speed than before and an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth LPDDR4x RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Expansive SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery. Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos.
  • Make it your own: Slim, sleek design with rich tone-on-tone colors in warm Alcantara® material or cool metal finish. Choose from new Ice Blue, plus Sandstone, Matte Black, and Platinum²​.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics: Integrated graphics provides everyday image quality for Internet use, video streaming and casual gaming.
  • Improved all-day battery life: Go from low battery to full faster with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour⁵. Feel free to move about your home or workspace easily with significantly longer battery life than before¹.
  • Show your best side on video calls: Sharp video and image quality, even in low light, thanks to a front-facing 720p HD camera and be heard loud and clear with dual far-field Studio Mics that capture your voice and reduce background noise.
  • Connect in more ways: Plug in the accessories you use today with built-in ​USB-C® and USB-A ports, Surface Connect for charging, and headphone jack.
  • Built for Windows Ink: With Windows Ink-compatible computers, you can take notes on screen, mark up photos and screen shots, or create content through Ink-enabled apps. Learn more ›
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  • Review by SurfaceLaptop4, 10 out of 10
    Better delivery that from Microsoft itself!

    I got this latest laptop to replace my 6 yr old Surface Book. The Surface Laptop 4 is so much faster and startup is much simpler. I was able to easily get this from Best Buy within 10 days, yet Microsoft would not promise delivery until mid-September- CRAZY! Best Buy delivered when they promised and without issues. My only concern is with Microsoft and all the talk about Windows 11 which may not be compatible with the Laptop 4; then I hear today that Microsoft is planning to announce a much improved laptop in the Fall. Seems like there is an opportunity to establish a generous trade in for buying whatever new laptop Microsoft is planning.

    Aug 14, 2021 08:05
  • Review by cab123, 8 out of 10
    Great laptop... but battery only lasts me 5 hours

    So far so good.... really loving this laptop. My only problem is I bought it because my laptop didn't meet the battery or storage requirements for my graduate school program so I bought this laptop because the battery was supposed to last "up to 16 hours"... so far it has lasted me 5 hours with my normal use (opening up a few different word documents and the internet at the same time, brightness up, no music or anything playing). Disappointed in the battery life for sure. BUT at least the battery charges super fast (~1.5 hours) so if im at school, I can charge during lunch if need be.

    The laptop was also a bit glitchy right out of the box (shut down internet browser, bottom taskbar kept loading), but no problems since then.

    Other than that, i'm loving the new laptop. I love the keyboard, the mousepad, etc. It's nice and light and love the color.

    Overall, I would recommend, but think the battery life should say "up to 5 hours of normal use" instead of 16.

    Apr 21, 2021 20:02
  • Review by newbie, 6 out of 10
    Disappointed

    After being excited about finding the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 in stock, I was disappointed with the battery life. I was under the impression that I would receive at least 8-10 hours of battery life while checking email and opening 8-10 webpages at a time. I was sadly disappointed that my experience was the total opposite. I only received 3-4 hours of battery life before I had to plug in. Sadly, after many weeks of research, I had no choice but to return Microsoft Surface Laptop 4.

    Jul 17, 2021 07:10
  • Review by KeepCoronasCold, 10 out of 10
    The beat continues!

    Everything you could want in a powerful yet elegant laptop that can run anything! The major reason to upgrade was that my old Surface Laptop would not support Windows 11. Purchased from Best Buy because the pricing was great and availability was immediate.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:38
  • Review by DanS, 6 out of 10
    Not what I was expecting

    I had high hopes for this computer, but at double the ram and processor speed than the Surface Book 1 that it was replacing, it had some issues that I could not overlook. The first was crashing during a zoom call and the lag/hang ups that I experienced with it. The matte black was also not a good choice for me as it showed smudges and fingerprints all over the case. I bought a keyboard slip protector that works great at keeping the keys clean, but I ended up returning the computer and re-up-upgrading to the Surface Studio Laptop. I really like the Studio, but it was an extra thousand dollars than the Laptop 4 with even double the ram and storage, but the battery life on the studio is just horrible. I can't win for trying......

    Oct 15, 2021 07:01
  • Review by gamer, 10 out of 10
    The lightest surface laptop so far with 15 inch

    The lightest surface laptop so far with 15 inch monitor, slimmer than surface book

    Oct 08, 2021 16:00
  • Review by NDman123, 10 out of 10
    Great Computer

    Very good computer. Fast and Lightweight. Good for my use as an Accounting Student

    Nov 05, 2021 15:37
  • Review by laptop, 10 out of 10
    surface 4

    we had a surace 2 laptop and it was a really good computer; we decided to stay with micro-soft surface products. This is why we chose the surface 4 as our new upgrade. These are great laptops; sure we could have gone with a lesser brand and lower priced one but the micro-soft surface has proven to be a reliable product; we chose to get it from Best buy as we did the surface 2 that we bought several years ago.

    May 28, 2021 17:01
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Laptop 4 - 13.5” Touch-Screen – Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) - Sandstone
    Description

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

    12 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Get the most out of your screen space: Choose 13.5” for the perfect balance of productivity and portability; or 15” for the best streaming, split-screen multitasking, and gaming experiences. The Surface signature 3:2 ratio gives you the most vertical screen real estate on a laptop³.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor: Power to do what you want with up to 70% more speed than before and an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB Solid State Drive (SSD): Expansive SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery. Holds your growing collection of digital photos, music and videos.
  • Make it your own: Slim, sleek design with rich tone-on-tone colors in warm Alcantara® material or cool metal finish. Choose from new Ice Blue, plus Sandstone, Matte Black, and Platinum²​.
  • Do more with the Windows you know: Comes with Windows 10 Home, giving you familiar features, trusted security, and automatic updates.
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics: Integrated graphics provides everyday image quality for Internet use, video streaming and casual gaming.
  • Improved all-day battery life: Go from low battery to full faster with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour⁵. Feel free to move about your home or workspace easily with significantly longer battery life than before¹.
  • Show your best side on video calls: Sharp video and image quality, even in low light, thanks to a front-facing 720p HD camera and be heard loud and clear with dual far-field Studio Mics that capture your voice and reduce background noise.
  • Connect in more ways: Plug in the accessories you use today with built-in ​USB-C® and USB-A ports, Surface Connect for charging, and headphone jack.
  • Built for Windows Ink: With Windows Ink-compatible computers, you can take notes on screen, mark up photos and screen shots, or create content through Ink-enabled apps. Learn more ›
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  • Review by JWCPDX, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 = absolutely amazing!!

    Absolutely thrilled with the new Microsoft Surface Laptop 4! It is THE best Windows laptop on the market currently, nothing even comes close! The other two manufacturer systems, which I also purchased at the same time to test them out all side-by-side for a few days to see which I liked best for day-to-day activity, are already packaged and have been shipped to them. I definitely recommend!

    Apr 30, 2021 16:31
  • Review by DoctorHoo, 10 out of 10
    Great ultra laptop with premium build quality

    The first thing you notice when unpacking the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is the premium build quality. It’s a surprisingly lightweight, thin, and beautiful laptop with a very solid aluminum chassis.

    Setup was very easy. As soon as I opened the lid, the laptop turned on and Cortana helped guide me in the setup process. As advertised, you only need one hand to lift the lid.

    I love that you can use either the USB-C port for charging or the included power adapter that uses a magnetic connection to the Surface Connect port. Being able to use the USB-C port for charging means that I can use any standard USB-C laptop charger in case I misplace my Surface charger.

    The unit I am reviewing contains some interesting hardware

    11th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-1135G7 @ 2.40GHz with integrated Intel(R) Iris(R) Xe Graphics

    13.5" PixelSense 10 point multi-touch display with 3:2 Aspect Ratio (2256 x1504)

    Surface Pen enabled (4096 levels of pressure)

    8GB DDR4 System Memory

    SAMSUNG MZ9LQ512HALU 512GB NVMe SSD

    Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + Bluetooth 5.0

    720p Webcam supporting Windows Hello

    Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Atmos

    Microsoft Surface Connect port

    1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1

    1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 with Power Delivery and DisplayPort

    1x 3.5 mm headphone jack

    I’ve always been interested in new technology so I was very keen on playing around with the new Intel Iris Xe graphics.

    The keyboard is one of the better keyboards I have ever used on a laptop. The layout is good for typing and the large touchpad is responsive and accurate. The included webcam captures very sharp images and performs well in low light. I tested the microphones using Voice Recorder and I thought my voice came loud and clear. I think this laptop will perform well for video conferencing for those working at home.

    The Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Atmos also produced crisp and clear sound. I was impressed with the sound given the space constraint that laptop speakers are subjected to.

    The PixelSense display is bright and provides rich natural colors and sharp text. This laptop would also be a great choice for entertainment activities such as watching YouTube and Netflix videos (I’m watching the NFL draft on YouTube while writing this review!).

    I love the 3:2 aspect ratio of the display. Having more vertical space is great for productivity. Web browsers can display more information without scrolling. You can see more rows of a spreadsheet. As a programmer, I really appreciated having more vertical real estate for coding. I like this feature so much that I will probably want all my future laptops to have a 3:2 screen aspect ratio.

    During my usage, the Surface Laptop 4 felt very snappy and zippy. I haven’t noticed any lagging or sluggishness even with multiple programs and windows opened. I have a Microsoft Access database that I use to keep track of rental payments for some properties that my parents own and it was able to generate reports very quickly.

    An almost complete workload install of Visual Studio Community 2019 took about 23 minutes from an external SSD which was about 7 minutes faster compared to my older Intel i7 7560U based ultra laptop from 2017. Visual Studio felt responsive and quick when editing and compiling code.

    Handbrake encoding using the Super HQ 1080p30 Surround Sound preset averaged around 48 fps. By comparison, a Ryzen 3500U based ultrabook averaged around 30 fps and my Intel Core i5-9600K gaming desktop gets about 60 fps using the same preset.

    However, when using the Intel H.265 10-bit QuickSync encoder, the Iris(R) Xe integrated graphics averaged an astonishing 320 fps that blew away the 208 fps from the Intel i5-9600K. This shows the massive improvement in QuickSync on the new Xe integrated graphics.

    I was also interested in testing light gaming on the new Xe integrated graphics. I tested DOTA 2 and at the fastest setting it was running at 120 fps at 2256 x 1504. At best quality setting the fps ranged from 35 to 50 fps. It was very smooth and playable.

    Overall, I’ve been very impressed with the performance of the new Intel i5-1135G7 processor and the new Xe integrated graphics. It’s amazing how far integrated graphics have come in the last few years where ultralight laptops are now capable light gaming systems.

    The built-in Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 adapter was only connecting to my Linksys Wi-Fi 6 AX6000 MR9600 router using Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) at a link speed of 300/300 Mbps. I have another computer with an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 adapter that reported a link speed of 1.2 Gbps so I’m not sure why I haven’t been able to connect at a higher link speed. Real world transfer speed from my home NAS was about the same so it hasn’t negatively impacted me.

    The main drawback for me is the lack of user upgradability. The memory is not upgradable. My unit came with 8 GB of memory which is probably the minimum that I would find acceptable on a Windows machine. Having only 8 GB can be a little tight for some tasks.

    I heard it’s possible to upgrade the internal SSD but that requires removing the rubber feet to reveal some screws and it’s also not recommended to be done by the average end user. I hate having to remove rubber feet to gain access to screws. I don’t want to do anything that might ruin something that looks as beautiful as the Surface Laptop 4.

    Finally, it would be nice if the USB-C port supported Thunderbolt so that an external graphics card could be attached for those who want to do more serious gaming.

    In summary, I think the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is an overall excellent laptop. The light weight and portability would make this a great choice for school or the casual user. It has enough power for light office work, schoolwork, programming, and work at home scenarios (such as video conferencing) as well as light gaming and media consumption. It’s a well balanced computer that many would be happy with.

    May 01, 2021 23:42
  • Review by tide, 10 out of 10
    Light, good-looking, awesome.

    Light, good-looking, awesome.

    The quality feels good. 512g is fine and you could upgrade it.

    But the downside is only 8GB of memory for a 1299 laptop.

    Jul 30, 2021 15:37
  • Review by WatchdogsUK, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft surface

    I’m very happy with this product exactly what I expected from Microsoft easy to maneuver with ease thanks

    Jun 25, 2021 19:00
  • Review by MarilynB, 10 out of 10
    Sleek and powerful

    Unpacking: What's in the box: Laptop, power cord, quick start guide. Well packaged, safe from bumps.

    First impression:

    On first impression, the laptop is very sleek and light-weight at 2.8 pounds and measuring just 12.1 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches. I got the Sandstone color and it looks great. The touch-pad is a big 4.5 x 3 inches. The keyboard is regular-sized and easy to type on. It doesn’t have the compressed keyboard that you sometimes find on smaller laptops. That’s a big plus for me. The feel of the computer on the wrist while typing is comfortable. My only complaint upon first impression is that there are not enough ports. Only a USB-A, USB-C, and a headphone jack are available. At least one more USB-A port would be a big improvement. Also, there is no SD card reader port, which can be easily remedied by using a card reader. Both are minor complaints because work-around remedies are cheap and easy by using either adapters or a USB hub/splitter.

    Testing the advertised standouts:

    • Dolby Atmos® Audio: The theater-like Dolby Atmos audio performed well as long as I didn’t use Firefox. While streaming a movie, the sound would stop after just a few seconds in Firefox. I was using Sling to stream a movie so I got out of the movie and then resumed it and the sound came back on for just a few seconds, then went mute again. After trying this several times, I switched to another browser: MS Edge and it worked fine. Since I prefer Firefox, I wasn’t happy about this issue. However, after doing some research, it appears that this is a known Firefox issue and not a MS Surface issue. There are some patches available that are supposed to fix this, but I didn’t try them yet. Using MS Edge, I watched movies and listened to music on the laptop and thought the sound quality was excellent. When listening to quality music, I noticed the balance of the bass tones and was pleased with the sound. Later, I tested with Internet Explorer and Chrome and the audio was fine.

    • Sleek, ultra-thin design: I loved the weight and sleek design. I have to agree with this stand out! This is a huge deal for me. I love to travel and this will be a wonderful change for my carry-on bag!

    • More speed, 70% faster: The speed seemed fine to me, but I don’t really have the ability to test this because I don’t have the other devices with which to compare the speed.

    • Significantly longer battery life: Although advertised at 19 hours, the battery life lasted 13 hours the first day and 15 hours the next day. It all depends on what you are doing on it. The 15 hr day included watching 2 movies, listening to music, working on documents and spreadsheets, browsing the Internet, and getting on social media. The 13 hour day was about the same (including streaming two movies) except I spent more time during the evening on the laptop. Both days, I started with a fully charged battery and kept the laptop on constantly and didn’t let it go into sleep mode or hibernation. I kept the screen bright. I would say that this laptop would definitely stay charged during a full 9 hour office day with constant use. Still an impressive amount of time!

    Other features:

    • The 3:2 display aspect ratio is excellent for office work, making more of my spreadsheets and documents visible. The size of the display was still large enough to also enjoy the movies and videos I watched.

    • Magnetic Surface Connector for charging: I love this connector. First of all, because it is magnetic, it is so easy to connect. Secondly, the 90 degree angle of the cord makes me feel that the cord will last for a very long time because it won’t be getting bent constantly. Although, I will probably just charge the laptop at night and use the battery during the day, I did keep it plugged in the first day. The cord came unattached once when I was moving the laptop from my lap to a table and not noticing that the cord was getting caught on something, so you’ll need to watch that. I really like that the cord came unattached instead of it getting bent and pulled on. That should make it last much longer. I may never need to replace it at all.

    • The touch screen worked great and responded quickly. There was no lag time at all that I noticed. I was pleased with the response.

    • Web cam – I didn’t attend any meetings or use Skype or Zoom during my testing of this laptop, but I did switch the web cam on and found the image quality to be very good.

    Bottom line: If you are looking for a laptop requiring a lot of storage for image files and numerous ports for peripherals, this probably isn’t the one for you, but if you want a laptop for basic office work (spreadsheets, documents, etc.) or Internet browsing, and social media use, this laptop definitely fits the bill. Its powerhouse battery, sleek design, and light weight make it ideal for most users. The 512GB hard drive and 8mb memory should be plenty large enough to handle your needs. You can easily put it in your backpack and carry it around with you; then take it out at a coffee house, office, meeting room, airport, plane, living room, etc. and feel assured that you will have enough battery to last for a long time.

    May 01, 2021 19:23
  • Review by AFASOX, 10 out of 10
    Impressive

    This is my first Microsoft Surface Laptop and I clearly was missing something good. This is an impressive laptop. Starting with the unique Sandtone color this is a nice laptop. At 13.5 inch it is a bit smaller than my usual laptops, but after a short time that is forgotten. The unit is well made and sleek. Sturdy yet lightweight. The keyboard is very responsive to the touch. The keyboard has backlighting that makes the keyboard easy to see. The charging cable took me a quick moment to understand as it is not your traditional charging cable. It utilizes a USB-port to charge. The screen graphics are very good. Colorful and crisp. I don't really play a lot of games, but from a streaming or movie viewpoint it is very good indeed. HD viewing with no complaints. The video color saturation is excellent and the screen plays well with my work programs. This laptop is very responsive and reacts very fast. There are a dew versions of this laptop. Mine is one that runs the Intel i5 processor and it responds quickly and flawlessly. The laptop starts up quickly and operates just as fast when doing its tasks. I have had multiple windows open operating several tasks and I had no hiccups. It comes with 8gb RAM and 512 GB storage capability. Battery life is very good and when you need to replenish it recharges quickly. The Surface 4 comes with two different USB ports A & C, a headphone port , HDMI, and a charging port. The touchscreen is very responsive and works very well. The touchpad is equally as good. This Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is impressive.

    Apr 30, 2021 20:02
  • Review by Hmirza, 8 out of 10
    Entry Level Laptop

    Microsoft has yet done it again. Microsoft has released the Surface Laptop 4 series and depending on your need you can pick up a powerhouse. Surface Laptop 4 like the previous year models are available in 13.5- and 15-inch models and they range from Ryzen 5 all the way to up to Core I7. The model I tested has 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor with 8GB of LPDDR4X ram and 512GB of SSD Storage. The laptop also features a touchscreen LCD display running at 2256 x 1504 screen resolution on an Intel Iris Xe graphics card. The surface features 720p front facing camera and provides blazing internet speeds with its Wireless-AX card. You will also be amazed by the Dolby Atmos speakers and Bluetooth 5.0 providing you the latest tech in sound quality.

    The Surface Laptop 4 looks and feels beautiful with its full aluminum finish and design giving it that high end feel all while being amazingly thin, lightweight and super portable. The Surface Laptop has a height of .5 inch, 12.1 inches wide and 8.8 inches deep and only weighs 3lbs. It also features a USB, USB-C and an audio jack, which I am glad Microsoft has decided to keep.

    Now, I have been using this laptop for a few days and based on its specifications it has performed well. We used the laptop to make Zoom video calls, while running google classroom for my kids, preparing this review, watching movies, using it for work (Running CAD, and designing software), and playing some video games. Most of the tasks performed well except for running CAD and playing video games. Although lite video games are ok, I would not recommend running anything graphics heavy on the laptop. The laptop is great for home use, light office work and entry level gaming. The Intel Core I5 in this laptop is a good processing unit, but its an entry level unit. Also, the 8 GB of ram is not enough to run some of the designing software.

    Overall, the Surface Laptop 4 is an excellent entry level machine. It will be an amazing tool in helping you complete everyday task whether for business or pleasure.

    Apr 27, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Farns, 10 out of 10
    Well Done Microsoft

    Not everyone is a photographer, a graphics artist, or a musician. Some of us bang out spreadsheets, browse the web and want to play video games.

    Not to say that you can't to amazing and creative things on Windows, but for years that was a dividing line. Those of us who wanted beautiful hardware to go along with the applications that we need to stay productive were stuck admiring the design and materials of the other guys. Well no more...

    Design:

    I admit it. I'm a design snob. Is it a crime to want the devices I use every day to look good? While the Alacantra fabric finish was intriguing, I preferred the cool metal aluminum finish as I'm a little more confident that I can keep it looking great for years. The design is incredibly light and thin and the aluminum housing definite has a premium feel. The typing experience is very comfortable with the soft keys. The trackpad seeks like it could be a little larger for my tastes, the pinch and zoom could have made use of a larger canvas, but it's certainly usable and very smooth. The screen resolution is sharp and very impressive.

    Connectivity:

    The Surface Laptop comes equipped with a USB-A, USB-C, a headphone jack and a Surface port. I don't often plug anything into my laptop when I'm on the go, and at home I use wireless accessories when possible. One of my monitors even connects wirelessly - a feature that many still don't know about. I do like the versatility of having the USB-A, but pretty frustrated that the USB-C was not Thunderbolt compatible so that I could with a different monitor with even greater resolution.

    Touch Screen:

    I have to say that I've never been a big touch screen on a laptop guy. I find it cumbersome to take my hand off a mouse and tap my screen when I can simply navigate my cursor and tap. That said, I do find that the quality of the touchscreen is excellent. The screen does not feel 'plasticy' and the responsiveness when scrolling is terrific.

    Performance:

    Benchmarks for the 11th gen I-5 model puts this laptop in the 'above-average' category and for me that's perfect! My biggest PC use is Excel and while a spread sheet isn't exactly a first person shooter at 120 frames a second...let's not kid ourselves...Excel requires some horsepower when you've got a lot of charts, tables, macros, and lookups. I am happy to report that after throwing my most complex files at it the Surface Laptop 4 performed beautifully with minimal load times and excellent processing.

    Gaming:

    Though I'm mainly a console gamer, I was excited for this laptop because I wanted to see if I could make use of my X-Box Game Pass and actually play Xbox games on the go! As you can see by the photos I was able to quickly install the new Xbox application and sign in with my Game Pass to download Madden 21. It took a little time for me to adjust to playing on a 13.5" screen vs. a 60" TV, but I was quickly immersed into the gameplay and even played a few games online. As someone who travels I'm very excited to basically take my Xbox with me anywhere I go!

    Battery:

    Battery life is apparently better in this model? All I know is that I'm super stoked that I can charge with USB-C. It may not charge as fast as the Surface power brick but knowing that I can charge with a portable USB-C battery pack means that I really never have to worry about battery life. That's a must for any laptop and I'm very pleased.

    Apr 29, 2021 17:36
  • 9.2score
    Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 - 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Silver
    Description

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

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

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

    PROS

    - Thin, sleek, and reasonably lightweight

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

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

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

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

    - Great battery life!

    - Upgradeability - both memory and storage are upgradeable

    CONS

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

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

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

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

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

    PERFORMANCE

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

    - 11th Gen Intel i5 Processor

    - 8GB of memory

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

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

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

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

    - Microsoft Word and Excel

    I also launched

    - Notepad

    - Microsoft Solitaire

    - Dell Support App

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

    BATTERY

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

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

    AUDIO

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

    QUIRKS

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

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

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

    OVERALL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Touch screen

    Easy to connect Wifi capabilities

    Adequate sound

    Built in Alexa – favorite of the kids!

    Dislikes:This computer gets really hot

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

    No thunderbolt connection

    Front camera is ok, but definitely not great

    Battery like is ok, could be better

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

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

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

    BECHMARKS

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

    PCMARKS 10 4474

    GAMING

    Fornite (Med) 72 AVG FPS

    Bioshock Remastered (Med) 64 AVG FPS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Pros:

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

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

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

    -Finger Reader works great!

    -Great sound from the speakers

    -Screen brightness is great and very sharp image

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

    Head Scratchers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I can definitely recommend this laptop!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Connectors:

    Left:

    - (Barrel type) power connector

    - HDMI ver 1.4

    - USB 3 type A (Standard)

    - USB-C

    Right:

    - Headphones / Mic 3.5 mm connector

    - USB 3 type A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Aug 16, 2021 23:47
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Book 3 15" Touch-Screen PixelSense - 2-in-1 Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
    Description

    Performance meets versatility. From intensive video and graphics files to high-octane gaming, the most powerful Surface laptop yet combines speed, graphics, and long battery life with the versatility of a laptop, tablet, and portable studio. Tackle your biggest demands with quadcore powered 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, blazing NVIDIA® graphics, and high-resolution PixelSense™ Display designed for Surface Pen* and touch.

    13 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Unleash your best ideas: With the fastest graphics on any Surface, powered by the latest NVIDIA® GTX GeForce GPU, with 1TB storage, and 32GB RAM.
  • Power when you need it: Get up to 17.5 hours¹ battery life — plus get back to work when you’re ready with improved standby that extends battery life when you’re away.
  • High-resolution PixelSense™ display: Breathe new life into your creations on the vibrant, PixelSense™ touchscreen display that combines Surface Pen,* touch, and Surface Dial.* Also available in 13.5”.
  • Show them what you’re made of with the most immersive gaming on any Surface laptop: Pair your Xbox Wireless controller* to enjoy the latest titles with Xbox Game Pass for PC.* *Some accessories and software sold separately.
  • Video calls and virtual meetings come to life: With spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras.
  • Robust laptop, powerful tablet, and portable studio in one: Home office, kitchen table or living room couch, choose the way your work best with three versatile modes of use.
  • Laptop mode: Get productive with a robust laptop featuring full keyboard and large, responsive trackpad, while navigating naturally on the touchscreen.
  • Studio mode: Draw, write and sketch with precision using Surface Pen* with Surface Dial* and high-end graphics, at the perfect angle for you.
  • Tablet mode: Detach the touchscreen to swipe through photos and browse the web with a powerful 15” tablet.
  • From music and podcasts to movies: Experience movies, music, and virtual meetings with astonishing detail, richness, and depth with Dolby Atmos® sound.
  • All the connections you need for multiple devices and accessories: Includes USB-A and versatile USB-C™ ports, plus a full-size SD card slot.
  • 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 Realbuyer, 8 out of 10
    Real buyers look twice than again

    I previously had the surfacebook pro2 but I got the disconnect of death. That's when the screen constantly disconnect from the keyboard automatically until the screen or keyboard overheats. The 3 is supposedly faster and fixes the past issues. So far I can see that the 3 is faster than the 2 but the 3 run hotter. The display is the best on the market.

    Cons.

    Still can't make up grades to RAM HDD or anything else. VERY over price.

    So why did I buy because I'm a gamer, artist, and engineer.

    I would definitely encourage you to look at other laptops because one can find something MUCH cheaper. However, if you are able to purchase than it great laptop. (For now)

    Mar 20, 2021 02:44
  • Review by Frig, 10 out of 10
    Super Fast

    Very nice and super fast laptop, pad, etc.

    I like how the screen detaches from the keyboard

    Jul 09, 2021 15:43
  • Review by TedP, 10 out of 10
    Best product for heavy duty use

    % stars. My second one, for use in a different location. Best product of this type I could find.

    Jul 02, 2021 15:54
  • Review by Tkennerly, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Love it love it love, received it very timely, just like they said!

    Jul 16, 2021 15:46
  • Review by HIMS21, 8 out of 10
    Overall much improved

    Overall love the new laptop, ease of use, and larger screen. Unfortunately, the sound system is not working consistently, which is an issue during video conferences during the pandemic. Be aware. Too expensive for early failures.

    Sep 11, 2020 16:11
  • Review by azgames2, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop

    Awesome computer. Powerful, flexible, reliable.

    Jul 02, 2021 16:45
  • Review by XXXX1, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop/ tablet

    So portable and light! Case recommended, but just to keep it looking so nice.

    May 08, 2021 10:34
  • Review by DiscountsShop, 10 out of 10
    great Service

    Seriously I am really very happy from this great caring company The Best Buy

    Mar 12, 2021 18:09
  • 9.2score
    Lenovo - Yoga 7i 2-in-1 15.6" HDR Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Evo Platform Core i7 - 12GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Dark Moss
    Description

    The Lenovo™ Yoga™ 7i 15.6" combines versatile portability and enhanced productivity, thanks to the boundary-breaking performance and responsiveness of 11th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors and a vibrant VESA Dolby HDR 400 display in 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 touch screen for hands-on control: Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 11. The 1920 x 1080 resolution with VESA Dolby HDR 400 featuring 100% sRGB color accuracy boasts impressive color and clarity.
  • 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 4.03 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 Luhnaye, 10 out of 10
    Good

    No issue. Works perfect. Love the features. I use my for online classes predominantly. Camera quality is okay.

    Feb 05, 2021 15:35
  • Review by boffins, 2 out of 10
    Maybe we got a lemon?

    Very frustrated with this Yoga 7i-15 2-in-1. We purchased it over the weekend and it has crashed multiple times in the last several days when my daughter has been in the middle of online classes giving her either white or blue screens of dispair. Rebooting seems to correct the problem, but this is unacceptable in a new computer and completely stressful to have happen in the middle of class. Connecting with bluetooth headphones seems to preciptate some of the crashes (but not always) and the wifi has also spontaneously stopped working during class for no apparent reason. For comparison she has been using a 4yr old laptop without issue running the same online programs so there definitely seems to be an issue with this particular computer. Very frustrating since when it works she really likes the features. However if the first 5 days are any indication as to the reliability and performance, this is not a good sign. We spoke with GeekSquad and the recommendation was to exchange it.

    Jan 28, 2021 14:42
  • Review by Anonymous, 2 out of 10
    Hanging & Touchpad not working

    I bought first then it’s touchpad stop working within first 2 weeks

    Then I got exchange got another new after that couple days I start facing the problem window is nt responding for a long time Nd it’s screen shows white

    Nt worth it to invest on Lenovo anymore

    Jan 26, 2021 16:25
  • Review by Holdynb, 10 out of 10
    I love it and you will too!

    I absolutely love this laptop and believe me that is not something I thought I would ever say about a laptop because I have had so many bad experiences and have honestly settled for and accepted items that never really delivered on all of my non-negotiables. This computer absolute does it all and the SOUND QUALITY! I don't even use my JBL speaker anymore to play music I use my laptop. It is rich and just really well done. The color, size, and thinness really scream premium quality! I promise you no one will think this isn't a quality laptop and you definitely will enjoy that it is! I get asked what color this is and how I like this when I have worked remotely outdoors (the screen is THAT great). I could go on, but chances are you already really want this like I did so get it! Also, I use basic internet, music, streaming etc, photos and video editing a bit, but mostly just regular use and I am satisfied. I rarely use the touch screen feature but I like that I could if I wanted to and could use it as a tablet. It is SUPER fast and I love to play games like the Sims on it and other fun things. Get it! Lenovo really delivered with this one. It is 15.6 so I have that great screen size but it is so light it doesn't feel like I have a large laptop at all.

    May 07, 2021 16:55
  • Review by PaulofGH, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Lenovo Laptop for Value

    Excellent laptop for price. Fast. Well-designed layout. Has run all applications flawlessly. Have been using it for critical work with confidence.

    Jan 25, 2021 08:18
  • Review by Lenovo, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo yoga

    Am really impressed with this computer. It is really sleek and beautiful. Very fast.

    Jan 26, 2021 13:07
  • Review by MGodwin, 10 out of 10
    Buying A New Computer

    This Review goes to the Gentleman named Curtis Young in the Computer Department.

    It's not often you get to go out and buy a new computer... it's nerve wrecking!

    Does it have this option and those ports and this much storage... Am I going to buy the wrong one...

    It's a lot of money!

    anyway - Curtis was super knowledgeable and helped me answer all of my questions. In the end Mr. Young helped me feel confident about my computer purchase.

    Thank you for taking your time to go over some very important details about all of the comparable systems in my price range.

    Well done Sir!

    Thank you again for your help Curtis!

    Matt Godwin

    P.S. Another shout out

    Thank You for your help!

    To the nice young name that helped me load my stuff in the back of the car... he was very polite and helpful. Sorry I didn't catch his name, but he had a tattoo...

    - Be The Light

    Mar 12, 2021 10:54
  • Review by Stephen, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop!

    Great computer so far! Love the screen and backlit keyboard. I plan to use this for college next year. I have been getting about 6 or 7 hours of battery life. You may get a little less depending on your usage. I also listen to music a lot on my devices and really like the Dolby speakers. They are very loud!

    I only had this laptop for less than a week, but I highly recommend this laptop!

    Feb 27, 2021 21:28
  • 9.2score
    Samsung - Galaxy Book Pro 360 15.6" AMOLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Evo Platform Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB 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 15.6” 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 20 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. ⁸Instantly 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 Harrkev, 10 out of 10
    Mostly fantastic, but expensive

    --DESIGN--

    This laptop is the usual “ultrabook” form factor where it is very thin, and can fold back into a tablet form. While not unusual, it is well done. You can set it up in “tent” mode and watch a movie on it while it is free-standing. The body appears to be made of plastic, and there is more deck flex than I would expect at this price point. For the money, I would have much preferred some metal in the construction, and for the unit to be more rigid. Still, it seems sturdy enough, so this may be nit-picking. It is certainly usable. I should note that the case itself appears to be a fingerprint magnet, so it will be difficult to keep it looking nice, if you care about that sort of thing.

    --DISPLAY--

    The display on this laptop is fantastic for general use. It advertises itself as having “120% color volume.” While not explaining if this is referenced to sRGB or Adobe color space, I can still believe it. Compared side-by-side to a standard IPS display, the colors are noticeably more vivid. Being an AMOLED, the blacks certainly are black. I have no doubt that you could calibrate the color on this display to be quite accurate, if you have the equipment to do so. It is “only” 1920x1080, but that really is the sweet spot for this display size for my aging eyes. The display is also “only” 60Hz, so this might not appeal to twitch gamers, but they are not the target market. But this is, without a doubt, the finest display that I have ever used on a laptop.

    --PERFORMANCE--

    This is where this little machine shines. It has the latest “Tiger Lake” CPU. It features four cores and eight threads. The performance and thermals of this are quite impressive. It gets a solid 4391 points on Cinebench R23. For reference, compare this to a gaming laptop with a six-core i7-9750H processor, it only lost by a little, but the gaming laptop ran much hotter, a lot noisier, and almost three times as thick. So the performance is surprisingly good given the size. It is good to finally see Intel making a CPU that can compete against AMD in terms of both performance and power. The new Intel integrated graphics is also great for non-gamers. It gets a Furmark FHD benchmark score of 1926 points and 32 FPS. While it would struggle with modern AAA titles, for older and casual gamers, it should be more than adequate. Finally, it has something that I have not seen before. CPU-Z reports the 16 GB RAM as being quad-channel. Dual-channel is standard, and some laptops don’t even have that. This may be partially responsible for the impressive Cinebench score. The cooling is also apparently well done. Even while running the CPU at 100%, the fan was not obnoxiously loud and the chassis did not have any apparent lap-burning hot spots. There is ample storage for almost anybody, as it has a 1TB solid-state drive.

    --CONNECTIVITY--

    This is very much a mixed bag: a strange combination of awesome and disappointment. However, given the extra-thin nature of the body, I can understand why they did what they did. First, the bad: there are no HDMI or USB-A ports at all. The ONLY connectivity consists of three USB-C ports (one being a Thunderbolt), one micro-SD slot, and one headphone jack. That is it. If you have a common flash drive, you won’t find a place to plug it in without an adapter. If you want to hook this up to a television, make sure to keep a USB-C to HDMI adapter on hand. However, the USB-C ports are perfect. You can charge the laptop using ANY of the three ports, and all three also support displays. I managed to get one USB-C port to drive three monitors (two are 1080p and one is 1440p) with a suitable docking station (using DP alt mode: not Thunderbolt, and not DisplayLink). Even my gaming laptop can only support two displays at full resolution.

    --INTERFACE--

    The keyboard seems to be of fine quality, and I encountered no problems with it. It is backlit, with three levels of brightness. It also features a shrunken numeric keypad on the right, so the center of the alphabet portion is shoved a little to the left. The numeric keypad also holds your movement keys (home, end, pages up and down), so you can have those or the numbers, but not both at the same time. Also in the upper-right corner is the power button with the fingerprint sensor (no unlocking the computer with your face). The touchpad is gigantic, and works well. The speakers did not provide any surprises given the size. The bass is a little stronger than expected, but still not very pronounced, and the volume is adequate for listening to videos, but certainly not room-filling. Big sound requires big speakers, and there just isn’t room. Finally, the laptop came with a pen. This works well, and should allow for easily taking notes and drawing (with the right software). A cursor is displayed under the pen when it just gets close to the screen, but nothing is activated until the tip touches the display. It also has a button that brings up useful pen options. One of the best things is that it does not appear to need a battery at all. No more trying to find strange “quadruple-A” batteries or forgetting to charge it. If there is one minus, it is that the pen might be easy to lose. There is no place to store it. It seems magnetic, and it sticks to the bottom of the keyboard area when the unit is opened, but there appears to be no place to put it when the laptop is closed where it would be safe enough to not drop it. The included quick start guide also gave no guidance on pen storage.

    --BATTERY--

    I have not had it enough to exhaustively test the battery, but it certainly seems to last a long time, depending upon usage. I used Firefox to stream a YouTube video (full screen, 50% brightness, audio muted) for three hours, and the battery went from 100% down to around 70%. This implies that the battery would fully die after about 10 hours. If you are just doing light office work (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) I suspect that the battery would last much longer. This should easily last an entire day of school or work. The included USB-C charger is TINY. I would expect a charger that size to be suitable for a phone, but it actually supports 65W charging.

    --CONCLUSION--

    While it commands a premium price, this is nearly the perfect ultrabook. The only things lacking are: USB-A and HDMI ports, and a stiffer chassis.

    Jun 05, 2021 20:29
  • Review by CraigB, 8 out of 10
    Great convertible for Samsung ecosystem

    Pros

    Super amoled inky blacks

    Sturdy chassis

    Extremely thin and light

    Includes USB-C and a Thunderbolt

    Charges with USB-C

    Included charger is Gallium Nitride

    Lid automatically turns system off and on

    Good keyboard

    Includes number pad

    Good touchpad

    Some provided apps are useful

    Touchscreen

    Extremely small bezels

    Stylus included

    Fast fingerprint scanner

    Stable screen during usage despite thinness

    Tons of features compliment a Galaxy phone

    Switchable cooling profiles for performance or silence

    Cons

    Anemic downward firing speakers

    Battery life much shorter than stated

    Drivers still not stable

    Screen has a lot of glare

    Blue finish is a fingerprint magnet

    Includes bloatware with separate app store

    1080p resolution on large screen reduces sharpness

    No storage for stylus

    Rubber tip on stylus doesn’t feel natural and catches dirt

    “Pro” version comes with Windows 10 “Home”

    16:9 ratio feels extremely long in tablet mode

    Large bottom chin

    Lackluster webcam

    No Windows Hello Camera

    Poor touchpad palm rejection when typing

    Zero key in non-standard place on number pad

    Minor OLED PWM screen flicker

    The Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 looks to have chosen to compete in the upper range of 2-in-1 Ultrabooks. Samsung’s focus with this seems to be thin and light with heavy integration to add value if you have a Galaxy Phone. It’s not to say you can’t use those features without one, but their functionality is enhanced when you do.

    Design and Features

    The design is extremely thin and deceptively light and very understated with only the Samsung logo embossed and two removeable stickers below the keyboard. In fact, it’s so thin it would be near impossible to house a standard USB port. Instead, it has 2 USB-C ports, one USB-C/Thunderbolt port, and a micro-SD card slot. If you still have standard headphones, you will be happy to hear it still has a headphone jack. Despite being so thin, the metal chassis makes it feel stronger than it you would expect. There is some minor deck flex in the keyboard, the center of the bottom panel flexes, and the bottom center of the screen also flexes but those areas don’t seem to be noticeable during regular usage. You can pick it up from a corner and it will hold it’s shape without warping. The power button doubles as a fingerprint reader as the webcam does not support Windows Hello. In the box is a stylus which has a slightly rubbery texture, USB-C charging cable, and power adapter. The power adapter is so small it seems to be gallium nitride which means even though it is 65 watts it is nearly the same size as a standard cellphone charger.

    Setup

    Once logged in you will find a lot of added apps. Some are bloatware, but a lot are Samsung’s own apps to extend functionality for Galaxy devices much how they do to Android on their phones. Many are nearly identical to their Android counterparts. Some apps are useful, such as a screen recorder or the creative app to go with the stylus while others are questionable at best such as the webcam beauty filters. The good thing is you can fully remove any applications you don’t want. That said, if you daily drive a Galaxy phone many of these apps will enhance the overall experience as you get Dex, Flow, Notes, Gallery, Voice Notes, Nearby Share, and others which directly tie into the Samsung ecosystem. The good thing is if you don’t use them, Samsung seems to have done a good job preventing them from bogging down the system.

    Performance

    Initially, performance was hit or miss with random errors and slight instability. After a round of firmware and driver updates the speed and reliability has improved noticeably. Overall performance feels snappy with no unexpected slowdowns. A nice touch is by default. The lid action shuts off the system versus standard sleep so you shouldn’t have it waking up in your bag later. The moment you open the lid the startup feels as instant as if it were in sleep mode. You can quickly log in with the fingerprint scanner, although a Windows Hello Camera would have been nice.

    The keyboard provides a good travel for the thickness. Keys have a distinct activation point with minimal wobble in keys and some extra travel after activation. Even in long typing sessions it feels comfortable. The main adjustment was the size of the keyboard. Key spacing is a bit different causing a small adjustment period to adapt while the number pad is a different story. If you bought this for the separate number pad and are proficient in 10-key touch, the offset of the 0 key will be frustrating. Instead of 0 being below the 2 or a long button between 1 and 2, it is only under 1. Often when you want to press 0 you end up hitting the decimal point instead. The trackpad inertia is well done feeling very natural making for pleasant usage with no unexpected gesture or click activations. There is a noticeable “rattle” on a tap click. It does cheapen the overall feel, but the consistency suggest it is by design. If there was any criticism about the touchpad, it would be the palm rejection. While updates have improved it, you can still occasionally cause unwanted movement while typing as the system registers your wrists resting on it typing as actual movements. Hopefully, Samsung will improve this during updates but as it stands now the issue is minor.

    Tablet use is, unsurprisingly, a compromise. The size and 16:9 aspect ratio makes tablet usage workable but not great. The huge chin to one side gives an odd offset feeling and if you put your fingers in that area to hold it you can feel the bezel flexing taking away from the premium feel a bit. While it would be nice if the S-Pen had a way to store it, the extra thickness is appreciated as it makes using the pen more confident. However, the rubberized tip has a bit too much grip. It seems Samsung was trying to provide friction for a more natural writing experience, but the stylus tip rubs enough to catch anything on the screen hindering the overall feel and the rubberized tip doesn’t glide as smoothly as a pen or pencil. What it does offer is a battery free experience with the same menu found on the Note lite that comes up with you click the S-Pen button. While nice, the button is very sleek making it hard to feel exactly where it is located. At 15 inches, using the convertible as an easel would seem a better use case. In that scenario, the main issue is the thinness means you will need to support the screen as your write or draw.

    Speakers feel like and afterthought on the 360. They are downward firing, but worse is that they don’t even get very loud. In quiet rooms this could be ok, but if you are trying to watch a video and there is any ambient noise it is sometimes impossible to hear particularly on some videos where the gain is set very low. In most cases the audio is good enough, but any Galaxy phone can easily outperform in sound quality and volume. The screen seems the exact opposite. While a 16:10 or 4:3 aspect ratio would have been nice for productivity and tablet mode, the 16:9 is well suited to watching videos. The Super Amoled produces inky blacks. It still exhibits some PWM flicker in certain lighting conditions, but the effect is mild. However, some might think their screen is failing because if this. Areas of the screen can become as dark as the surround bezel and just disappear. Light colors on the black background remain crisp with no unwanted blooming. Colors are accurate but just like Galaxy phones you can set your color profile to your liking. You can choose punchy and vibrant, subtle and accurate, or auto mode which determines the setting for you based on what you are doing. There is a light sensor which can help keep the screen from being too bright in dark rooms or crank the brightness all the way up when outdoors. Outdoors is where this panel struggles the most. While Samsung doesn’t seem to list the maximum brightness, the screen does seem to get bright, but any hope of overcoming bright light or sunlight is diminished by the heavy glare caused by the screen. While the glossy screen looks nice, it means that even in a moderately lit room you effectively have a mirror. In some cases, changing screen angles can alleviate this but just be prepared to accept the glare or possibly add an anti-glare screen protector.

    In today’s time talking about the webcam seems to be a must. If there was one word to describe the webcam it would be passable. Samsung knows how to make good, compact cameras and the one in this system seems an odd miss. They add beauty modes that seem more of a gimmick but the camera struggles in anything but very bright light and even though only looks workable. It would be fine for video conferencing but not much else. The microphones do work rather well, so that seems to confirm their focus. That said, the poor quality camera does tarnish the overall polish of the otherwise solid system.

    Final Thoughts

    There is so much more that could be said about this 2-in-1. Samsung added a ton of features, mostly useful, to enhance functionality and customizability to what is already a nice system even considering the odd compromises. The best way to describe it is if you have ever used a Galaxy phone. While they duplicate features, it’s often because they are improving them. Much like their newer phones, the additions on the Galaxy Book Pro 360 don’t seem to come with much, if any, performance hit. If you own a Galaxy phone that you are happy with and you are in the market for a laptop or 2-in-1, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 would be a nice fit. For others, it should be on your short list of choices as Samsung has done a nice job of making a solid, high performance 2-in-1 Ultrabook.

    Jun 05, 2021 23:51
  • Review by Kelby, 8 out of 10
    Powerful 2-in-1 With Great Battery Life & Features

    ----- Summary -----

    Verdict:

    If you are looking for a portable 2-in-1 laptop with all-day battery life and great performance, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 might be for you. There is a lot to like about it, such as the thin and lightweight design, beautiful screen, long-lasting battery, great keyboard, and included S Pen. Due to the poor webcam quality and lack of built-in stylus storage, it is just shy of a five-star laptop. Despite that, I am very pleased. Especially for Galaxy device owners, the Galaxy Book Pro 360 is definitely one to consider.

    Pros:

    - Thin and lightweight, especially for a 15-inch laptop

    - Beautiful AMOLED screen

    - Premium build quality

    - Long battery life

    - Comfortable typing experience

    - Seamless experience for Galaxy device owners

    - S Pen included in the box

    Cons:

    - Webcam quality is subpar

    - No built-in stylus storage

    ----- Details -----

    Design:

    Laptops have been getting thinner over time, but what Samsung has accomplished with the Galaxy Book Pro 360 seems impossible. How is such a powerful laptop with a very long-lasting battery this thin? It is astounding to me, and so is the weight. Especially for a 15-inch laptop, the super sleek design is a game-changer for me, since I am often transporting my laptop on the go. With the Galaxy Book Pro 360, I can have a large screen without sacrificing portability. Even with such a thin and lightweight design, all the components feel solid and of high quality. To test the 360-degree hinge, I have been frequently trying different modes (laptop, tent, and tablet) and have noticed that the hinge is very sturdy. As for the ports, there is a decent selection that includes three USB-C (one supports Thunderbolt 4), a headphone jack, and a MicroSD card slot. If you use any USB-A accessories, you will need an adapter to use them with this laptop. Typing on the keyboard feels very comfortable. I like that the right side of the keyboard has a number pad which can also be used as an extra arrow d-pad that includes Page Up and Page Down, as well as Home and End keys. These are enabled when Num Lock is off. Rounding out my comments on the design, the trackpad is huge. I really appreciate that there is plenty of room for scrolling or using pinch zoom.

    Screen:

    The AMOLED screen is stunning. Whether I am inside or outside (even in direct sunlight), it is bright enough for me to see what is on the screen, and the colors are vivid. There are several color profiles available in the settings that allow you to customize the screen mode to your liking, or you can just go with “Auto mode” which will switch color profiles automatically based on what you are doing. Although not visible to the naked eye, Samsung says the screen reduces blue light which can lessen eye strain. I have had several long working sessions on this laptop and have not noticed any eye strain, so I think there might be some truth behind it. This is the first 15-inch laptop I have owned in a while, and I quickly realized that the extra screen space is nice to have, especially since I often find myself with multiple windows open at once.

    Performance:

    I purposefully ran numerous apps and videos at once to gauge the Galaxy Book Pro 360’s performance, and it handled everything with ease. Nothing crashed or had any lag. I would likely never be running that much at once, but it is nice to know this laptop can handle just about anything you throw at it.

    Battery Life:

    One thing I look for in a laptop is a battery that can last through a normal workday (8+ hours of continuous use), and the Galaxy Book Pro 360 easily hits that mark and then some. I would say that I average about 10 hours of battery life when running multiple apps and using numerous tabs in my browser. If I just use it for casual browsing or entertainment, I can get even more.

    Features:

    An S Pen is included in the box, and I have been using it often to write notes. I am happy to say the writing experience is great, and of the little doodling I did, the drawing experience seems great too. Since taking notes digitally is part of my weekly routine, I am glad the S Pen makes it easy to write legibly with little error. My only wish is that there was a slot to house it on the laptop, but at least it can attach magnetically. Since I usually participate in multiple video calls throughout the week, having a webcam on my laptop is a must. Unfortunately, the webcam quality on the Galaxy Book Pro 360 is subpar at best. I was hopeful that the various filters might help, but they do not. It always seems to look a little blurry and grainy, and those on the other end of the video calls agree, which is not acceptable for a premium laptop. The poor webcam quality came as a surprise to me because everything else about this laptop has been impressive. Moving on to some of the other features that I do like, there is a fingerprint sensor in the power button that works with Windows Hello. It has proven to be a reliable, quick, and secure way to unlock the Galaxy Book Pro 360. There are also several Samsung apps pre-installed that enable a seamless experience if you own other Galaxy devices. For example, Quick Share allows you to instantly share files, and Samsung Notes syncs across all Galaxy devices. As a Galaxy Note phone owner, I appreciate having apps like these that make multitasking or transitioning from my phone to the computer (or vice versa) very easy.

    Jun 05, 2021 18:01
  • Review by AtlantaGreg, 8 out of 10
    Overall great laptop (with a horrible web cam)

    We’ve been relying on our laptops more than ever in the last year, and shortages have caused choice to usually be limited to the very cheap or very expensive, with many of the mid-range systems having been scooped up by people needing to work and/or school from home this year. So, the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 enters the scene as a not-so-cheap laptop with higher end features, but still not among the top priced competitors.

    The Galaxy Pro 360 is a beautiful machine. It’s incredibly thin and light at around 3 pounds and thin as a typical smart phone. The Mystic Navy color is very attractive (though it does attract fingerprints easily). Being so thin, you have one thunderbird port, and three USB-C ports with a microSD card reader and headphone jack, but unfortunately that thinness excludes an optical drive, HDMI port, or any standard USB ports (there is no USB-A to USB-C adapter in the box – boo). A 65 watt fast charger and cord is included, so charging won’t take long at all. Samsung claims up to 20 hours of battery life per charge (I got more like 8 to 11ish, in real-world use; yours may vary depending on how you use it).

    The standout feature of the Galaxy Pro 360 is the very nice 15.6”, 1080p, AMOLED display. It’s not the very brightest outdoors, but bright enough for my uses (indoors), and being AMOLED, the colors are saturated and the blacks stand out very well. You can swivel the screen from standard use to tent mode, or all the way back to tablet mode. A Galaxy s-pen is included in the box – it’s larger than the s-pens you see with Note phones, but feels good in the hand. With this pen, you can do a lot on the Pro 360’s touch screen with the included Samsung software; take hand notes, copy areas of the screen for screen shots, notate web pages, sign documents, edit videos, screen record, and more. It takes a little practice, but comes in very handy. There’s no slot in the laptop to slide it into, though – but it will magnetically stick to the lid.

    The keyboard (lit) is a bit thin, but still has some tact to it when typing. Not the best I’ve used, but not bad. If you’re a hard typist you’ll feel a little flex but not terribly so. It does include a full numeric keypad on the right (slightly smaller than standard size). A fingerprint reader key on the upper-right doubles as the power-on button. The speakers are more on the side/underside and are at best average, not being very loud and a lacking bass; ok for general use and with tweaking can sound better, but if listening to serious music, you’ll want to use a Bluetooth speaker. The one VERY bad part about the Pro 360? The web cam. Ugh… 720p (!), not very sharp, and very poor in lower light. This is my one HUGE complaint. Samsung put a $350 laptop web cam on a $1,500 laptop, in a time when more than ever, people are relying on video conferencing for work and school – why, Samsung… why?

    My model has a newest generation i7 processor, 16 gigs of RAM, a very fast and nice sized 1 terabyte SSD drive, and built-in Iris graphics which works surprisingly fast for integrated graphics. You won’t have an issue doing all of your daily work, photo editing, and even video editing so long as you’re not rendering a Hollywood blockbuster. Most games except the most high-end should work fine. Mine didn’t stumble at all, no matter what I did. My Galaxy ear Buds connected seamlessly with the laptop, and if you are part of the Samsung ecosystem, you can also connect many of Samsung’s Galaxy phones to the Pro 360 to swap data and interact.

    I MOSTLY love the Pro 360. I love love love the screen, the beautiful body and overall build quality, the color, and the basic specs being speedy, along with the s-pen’s convenience. What I don’t like is the sound quality from the speakers, lack of legacy ports (USB-A and HDMI), and the dare I say it again, horrible web cam. So, as long as you realize you’ll probably need to use an external speaker for real serious music playback, and third-party web cam with this, many should feel ok with this laptop. Also again, remember to buy a USB-A to USB-C adapter if you plan on using older accessories with it. Recommend with good marks, minus a star for the web cam.

    Jun 04, 2021 22:17
  • Review by Knivels, 8 out of 10
    Sleek and Dazzling!

    Samsung’s Galaxy Pro 360 delivers productivity when needed and converts to an even more impressive entertainment companion thanks to a perfect blend of software and hardware. If the past year has taught us anything, it is more important than ever to find that balance between work and play amidst everything else.

    The formfactor and lightweight of the Galaxy Pro 360 are very captivating. Enclosed in an aluminum chassis (Mystic Navy Blue in my case), it weighs just a little over three pounds (3.06 lbs.) and has a very minimalist layout. The left side houses one of the two provided USB Type-C ports. The other items located on the left side are the operating status LED and a Thunderbolt 4 port. On the right side can be found the second USB Type-C port, a MicroSD Multi-media card reader (micro SD, micro SDHC and micro SDXC) and a headphone out/microphone in combo. In addition to charging USB Type-C devices, these ports (and the Thunderbolt 4 port) can each be used as the charging port for the PC via the included 65W USB Type-C adapter. My configuration had a 4405mAh 4 cell Li-ion battery that is rated for 20 hours.

    Two AKG tuned speakers rated at 4W are located underneath the computer along with the fan vents. The sound is amazingly clear and doesn’t appear negatively impacted by the speaker location. The backlit keyboard has a numeric pad and is also spill resistant. I found the keystroke travel acceptable given the overall size of the PC; it is only 0.47 inches at its thickest region by the hinges. The multi-gesture touchpad is generously sized and physically clicks. The power button also doubles as a fingerprint sensor/reader for security. Setup is easy and works very well.

    Underneath the hood is an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor (2.8GHz up to 4.7Ghz with 12MB L3 cache). The processor is also Intel Evo-certified which simply put means the device has been verified to provide top notch mobile performance such as instant wake, exceptional battery life and responsiveness. In my experience, even on the battery life focused setting, the Galaxy Pro 360 is quick in performance. Assisting the snappy CPU is 16GB of RAM for multitasking; the integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics card also uses this for video memory and is more than adequate for non-intensive video tasks. The RAM appears soldered to the motherboard though implying no possible upgrades. 1TB SSD for storage is more than enough for average use. Given Samsung’s history with SSD, you can be assured of longevity. For connectivity, there is Bluetooth 5.1 (low energy use, quicker connections) and Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+) on the new 802.11ax standard.

    The centerstage of the Galaxy Pro 360 is the 15.6” glossy Super AMOLED touch screen. With a 1920 x 1080 (FHD) resolution and an aspect ratio of 16:9, it is a real joy to use. To be expected with the Super AMOLED technology employed in most Samsung tablets and tablets, colors “pop” and are brought to life with remarkable contrast ratios. Blacks are true blacks as the screen does not illuminate those areas, helping conserve battery unlike LCDs. Another advantage over the LCDs is the lack of light "bleed" around the screen edges. In addition to an Auto option, there are four other modes to choose from for content viewing: Vivid, Natural, PhotoEdit (photo editing) and Movie. Brightness is adequate, however, to be expected with a glossy screen, outdoor use can be a little challenging.

    As the name suggests, the rather sturdy hinges offer 360-degree rotation for conversion to either tablet or “tent” mode for an alternative viewing setup. Needless to say, the PC comes “binge-watching” ready. Above the screen is housed a 720p HD camera, a video camera LED indicator, a microphone with a dual array setup and an ambient light sensor that not only controls screen brightness but also the keyboard illumination.

    In addition to accepting touch input, the included S Pen can be used to take handwritten notes via the included Samsung Notes app. This iteration is ergonomic and feels more natural than its smaller Galaxy Note counterparts. It’s beveled to help prevent rolling and can magnetically attach to the chassis. There’s no defined storage for it by default but Samsung already has a case that will protect both the laptop and S Pen.

    Pressing the S Pen button while hovering over the screen delivers the S Pen features via Samsung’s Air Command. Highlights of the features are listed below:

    • Samsung Notes - Note creation via text or handwriting/doodle that can also capture audio and images

    • Smart select - For selecting, sharing or saving content. App can extract text from PDFs or save videos as GIFs

    • Screen write - Captures screenshot for scribbling or drawing

    • Live Message - Records handwriting or drawing action that is saved and played back as an animated file. Adds a personal touch to messages

    • PENUP - Samsung’s app for sharing and viewing Pen generated content globally. The app also provides coloring activities and live drawing tutorials to help develop sketch skills

    • Show Window - When connected to an external display (via an optional USB-Type C/Thunderbolt 4 to HDMI cable), selected area on the Galaxy Pro 360 can be projected in full screen on that external display

    Two other notable software are detailed below:

    • Link Sharing: This allows you to share content via a link. It conveniently has a two-day expiration; an inbuilt Dropbox

    • Samsung Security: Samsung deploys its own suite of security promoting features:

    a) Privacy Folder – Secures content in password protected folders

    b) Secret Screen – Uses window overlays of compatible apps to thwart prying eyes

    c) Block Recording – Prevents unwanted microphone or camera recording

    d) Security Cam – Emails pictures of failed log in attempts by unauthorized persons

    Samsung has come a long way and is no doubt a formidable force in both mobile and television industries. The Samsung Galaxy 360 is a very good effort to deliver some of its best innovations from both sectors in a very compact PC. Familiarity with Samsung's devices and software heightens the excitement but newbies will feel right at home too. The Galaxy Pro 360 is poised to be the device to seamlessly tackle both work and play, as we adjust to the new normal working from home.

    Jun 04, 2021 18:42
  • Review by Weezerang, 10 out of 10
    Excellent, light and powerful 2 in 1

    Samsung has hit the ball out of the park with the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360. If you ask me, this is the only Samsung laptop as of yet to be good enough to warrant the Galaxy name. It is a beatiful, light and powerful machine that clocks in at a very light weight. It has no 3D gaming chip, but so far has been able to play many of the Xbox and Steam games that I've thrown at it (granted it gets quite hot and sometimes freezes based on the complexity of the game) Halo, Mechwarrior 5, and Forza 7 worked great, granted you do mot get all of the visual bells and whistles. However, this is impressive coming from a thin ultra-book 2 in 1. The screen is not 4K, but is OLED and looks mighty impressive and sharp.

    My biggest gripes are the webcam and usb ports. It comes with lightning and usb-c so a USB-C to USB adapter or hub is necessary. I understand that this was done to keep the laptop as thin as possibe and I applaud them for that. However, it makes the Galaxy Book less portable when having to also carry around a hub or adapters. The webcam is overly bright and pixelly. Not a fan, but also not a complete deal breaker, especially when a clipon webcam can be gotten for about 30 bucks.

    Also, the camera is not compatible with Windows Hello, but the fingerprint scanner works quite well.

    In the end, I am very pleased with the Samsung Galaxy Book and could go on and on about it, but you're probably already bored with me.

    Try it, you'll like it!!

    Aug 06, 2021 15:55
  • Review by Xtant, 10 out of 10
    Impressive 2n1

    So I got this Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 to replace my last convertible that I handed down.

    First this thing looks really good! The design and feel are really nice! It’s slimmer than my old convertible while having a bigger screen. It is a bit slippery. Yes I know it’s a laptop but it’s also a tablet and in that mode it can be a bit of a handful to hold.

    Performance far exceeds my needs for basic laptop use (email, web browsing and simple office type work.) So for its performance is great with the Intel Corei7 and 16gb of ram. Start up was fast once all the Windows updates were done. Programs loaded fast and switching between was as well.

    The AMOLED screen is gorgeous! Pics really don’t do it justice. Videos and pictures look great on it. The included S pen is nice and it’s size make it comfortable and easy to use. Pen input worked well while doing some simple coloring and notes. The only down side is that there isn’t a way to attach the S pen to the laptop. I’m guessing because of its size which helps with it’s usability but it would be nice to have something on the laptop to hold it. Touch input was also extremely smooth almost like using a huge Samsung Galaxy phone lol

    I’m not much of a gamer but I did download Asphalt 9 legends to see how the Galaxy Book Pro would do? I was able to play with the highest settings with no lag or stuttering at all. The screen really shines here. I didn’t have a controller to use so played in tablet mode. This thing is on the bigger side of course so it does make it challenging to play on but doable.

    If your in the market for a 15.6” convertible you should definitely put the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 on your short list!

    Jun 05, 2021 13:40
  • Review by Samsung, 10 out of 10
    About my new laptop

    The Samsung Galaxy Book 360 has the most power I have ever used in a computer. The startup of Windows 10 is instant. It has no drag. The laptop connects directly with my Samsung phone for everything from calls to downloads.

    I have begun editing video on the laptop and it has exceeded my expectation.

    Oct 01, 2021 17:39
  • 9.0score
    Lenovo - Yoga 7i 2-in-1 14" Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Evo Platform Core i5 - 12GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Dark Moss
    Description

    The Lenovo™ Yoga™ 7i 14" combines versatile portability and enhanced productivity, thanks to the boundary-breaking performance and responsiveness of 11th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processors and vibrant FHD clarity with Intel® Iris® X graphics. Go anywhere with a sleek 2-in-1 metal chassis featuring thoughtful details including a webcam privacy shutter.

    18 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 14" Full HD 10-point multitouch screen for hands-on control: The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Touch, tap, glide and make the most of Windows 11. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 mobile processor: Ultra-low-voltage platform. Quad-core, eight-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go.
  • 12GB system memory for full-power multitasking: Plenty of high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 512GB solid state drive (SSD): The flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • 360° flip-and-fold design: Offers four versatile modes — laptop, tablet, tent and stand. Lenovo Transition automatically switches specific applications to full screen when changing from PC to tablet, tent or stand position.
  • Intel® Iris Xe Graphics: Impressive performance for creating, gaming, and entertainment. A new level of graphics performance and crisp, stunning visuals – with the convenience of a thin & light laptop.
  • Weighs 3.08 lbs. and measures 0.7" thin: Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium-ion battery.
  • Aluminum chassis: Offers a sleek look.
  • Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives: This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in HD webcam with TrueBlock Privacy Shutter: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications. Slide the TrueBlock Privacy Shutter closed for peace of mind when you’re not using your webcam.
  • Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations: Touchpad with scroll and multitouch capability.
  • Built-in fingerprint reader: Streamlines security settings for quick, typo-free access.
  • Basic software package included: 1-month trial of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Additional port: Headphone/microphone combo jack.
  • Alexa Built-In*: With Alexa on your PC, you can voice control your day at home and on the go. Just ask, and Alexa can add an appointment to your calendar, turn on the lights, set a reminder, or play today's hits. *Requires Activation
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by cashmere, 10 out of 10
    Yoga

    I like it. Im a light to moderate user. Use to apple. Good to know that there’s something else out there that fits my needs for under my budget with more storage. I enjoy the touch feature and back-lit keyboard. Will update my review after more use.

    Apr 04, 2021 14:27
  • Review by Efrance1a, 10 out of 10
    Great laptop

    I love my Lenovo touch screen Laptop! The backlit keyboard is wonderful and the size is great for my needs. My only complaint is the sharp edge on the front of the laptop. It makes my hands very sore so I bought a lap desktop with a soft cushion for my wrists.

    Apr 05, 2021 18:52
  • Review by Ryan, 2 out of 10
    Hinge broke in a month/ warranty does NOT cover it

    Garbage, garbage, garbage, Hinge broke in less than a month when I opened it and Lenovo did NOT fix it. They told me that warranty does NOT cover the broken hinge.

    This laptop probably wasn't opened and closed more than 20 times as it was always connected to the monitors via Lenovo hub. I couldn't believe when the hinge snapped when I just simply opened it.

    I did some research online and found million complaints about this issue. Apparently Lenovo has systemic issue with their laptop hinges breaking due to a bad design.

    I would not recommend their product, get a different brand

    Oct 06, 2021 14:19
  • Review by Ruru, 10 out of 10
    Best laptop

    One of the best laptops I’ve ever had, screen size is just perfect, and I like all the features that included in it.

    Aug 22, 2021 10:35
  • Review by Laptop, 10 out of 10
    College Laptop

    First laptop for my college student. She loves it! Loves the features, programs,& the fact that it's so light

    Jun 25, 2021 23:00
  • Review by yoga, 10 out of 10
    Laptop

    satisfied!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Aug 07, 2021 13:11
  • Review by King, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo - Yoga 7i 2-in-1 14" Touch Screen Laptop -

    So far as I have been using it, its good. Everything works fine. I like it. Came with all its accessories and was working as expected. Since bought haven had any issues with it. It has a smooth working experience.

    Jan 01, 2021 18:24
  • Review by Mensa, 10 out of 10
    Lenovo Yoga laptop

    The laptop is sleek and stylish. Very fast operating system with distinctive features. Very light to handle

    Feb 26, 2021 21:42
  • 9.0score
    Lenovo Ideapad 3 15.6" FHD Touch Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 11th Gen - 12GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Arctic Grey
    Description

    Engineered for long-lasting performance, the Lenovo™ IdeaPad™ 3 delivers powerful performance with the latest Intel 11th Generation Processors with Intel™ Iris Xe 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 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.
  • 15.6" Full-HD 10-point multitouch screen: The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 mobile processor: Ultra-low-voltage platform. Quad-core, eight-way processing provides maximum high-efficiency power to go.
  • 12GB system memory for full-power multitasking: Plenty of high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 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® Iris Xe 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 3.74lbs. and measures 0.78" thin: Thin and light design with DVD/CD drive omitted for improved portability. 3-cell lithium polymer battery.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Backlit keyboard for easy typing in dim or dark locations: Touchpad with scroll and multitouch capability.
  • Arctic Grey: 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 TJguy, 8 out of 10
    Good specs for black Friday deal

    Nice budget laptop, My only gripe is the 8gb + 4gb memory configuration. Cannot upgrade the memory either seems to have a heat cover over it. Palm and keyboard area, and top of laptop have metal covering but the underbelly is plastic. Feels more durable than HPs comparable model.

    Nov 02, 2021 15:22
  • Review by Imken, 6 out of 10
    Nice for the price

    More pros than cons. The display is ok for a FHD but it’s not what I expected. Keyboard lights up. Great for working in the dark. The speed is cool, has touchscreen and the fingerprint scanner is dope. The cons are the battery drains fast like a refurbished item but I purchased brand new. Feels cheap. Plastic casing. Windows 11 installed. Can’t go back to 10. The price is equal to the build. Gave 3 stars because of battery and plastic casing. Doesn’t feel like a premium built item per the specs.

    Oct 23, 2021 09:08
  • Review by Akk1, 10 out of 10
    Excellent business/ school laptop

    One feature that is NOT mentioned on this product description is that this laptop has a finger print security reader and its the same as the power button (picture attached).

    This is a perfect laptop for Business or school work.

    I purchased 2 of this laptops for our medical practice because they are light weight, have the latest Gen intel processor (11th Gen), they have a fast SSD for storage, and has a very responsive touch screen which allows the patients to sign consents on the device instead of using paper consents and forms.

    setting up the computer is like setting up any windows laptop where you follow the instructions and you will be done in a few minutes.

    this laptop doesn't come with a lot of bloatware.

    I totally recommend this laptop for any business, school work and it is going to last for a few years before you have to replace it.

    Sep 20, 2021 11:30
  • Review by ScreenLizyrd, 10 out of 10
    Nice Laptop

    I am really loving this laptop. It is a lot thinner and sleeker than I had expected. I love the lighted keypad. When I opened it it immediately prompted me for the Windows 11 update. I had the actual Microsoft Surface Go and it had still not been updated yet. This laptop came with 12g of RAM. Wow! This was great for the price. Here is a video of it. https://youtu.be/xd0iDZgDTFw

    Oct 12, 2021 21:31
  • Review by GeorgeB, 10 out of 10
    Great Value, Killer Price

    I did a lot of research on Lenovo laptops before honing in on this one. I liked the Core i5 processor with 12mb of RAM combo at a great price. The Best Buy salesperson congratulated me on getting the "latest & greatest" from Lenovo, validating my choice. The performance is lightning fast, the display is OK, not terrific and the keyboard "feel" is wonderful. In my opinion, you're getting a $750-$800 laptop at a significant price discount. I'd pounce if I were you, I am glad I did. FWIW, I use mine for MS Office business applications off my job and also for Internet searches. Getting Windows 11 off of S restriction was a breeze, so you can obtain Google Chrome.

    Oct 31, 2021 07:39
  • Review by SandB, 10 out of 10
    I recommend this computer.

    This computer is not only nice looking, but it’s light enough that I can carry it in my bag without too much effort. I like the illuminated keyboard, the touch screen, and the bright colors. It works fast, as soon as everything that needs to be downloaded is done. I used to have a Mac, then before this one, I had a Dell, which I had for ten years, but I love my new Lenovo. I trust this brand because, before I retired from teaching, that’s the brand my school district used throughout the schools -they still do.

    Nov 01, 2021 11:36
  • Review by Nachowawa, 10 out of 10
    Wonderful Laptop

    I ordered this laptop because I like the brand. I had an All-In-One Lenovo Desktop that worked great for seven years, but it was time to replace it.

    The laptop has worked very well and the setup was a breeze. It is very quiet and you can also adjust the fan's frequency.

    The laptop boots up fast and is ready to go in less than a minute.

    Oct 30, 2021 18:08
  • Review by Caligirl, 10 out of 10
    Nice Laptop!

    Absolutely no complaints! Purchased on sale as a small business/personal computer. Touchscreen, 11th gen i5, backlit keyboard, 12gb memory, etc. Meets employee and personal needs at a reasonable price point. I found similar specs for laptops to be overpriced so Thanks Lenovo for this one!

    Nov 06, 2021 11:12
  • 9.0score
    32
    HP
    HP - ENVY x360 2-in-1 13.3" OLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Evo Core i7 - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD - Natural Silver
    Description

    The power to bring your creations to life: With an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, a long battery life, ample PCIe SSD storage and HP Command Center, you get performance to meet your creative needs. Thoughtfully designed: Ideas come to life in accurate color with the high definition, micro-edge display. The 360 degree hinge adapts so you can use touch and pen input at the same time to capture every intricate sketch with complete precision. Thoughtfully designed: Designed for creators. Watch your ideas come to life in vibrant, accurate color with the 4-way, FHD micro-edge touch display. The 360 degree hinge adapts so you can use touch and pen input at the same time to capture every intricate sketch with complete precision anytime, anywhere. For an extra creative edge, add an additional display with support up to 5K resolution. Privacy for your peace of mind: Keep it confidential. Use the unhackable camera shutter to ensure your privacy and the dedicated microphone mute button to keep your conversations private.

    20 Features
  • Get a fresh perspective with Windows 11: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Display: 13.3-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), OLED, multitouch-enabled, UWVA, Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT: With display technology that lights each pixel separately, you’ll get deeper blacks for richer contrast, enhanced color depth, and more power efficiency than traditional LED screens.
  • Processor: Intel® Evo™ platform powered by 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1195G7: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR4-2933 MHz RAM (onboard): Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Internal storage: 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive.
  • Graphics: Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics: Impressive performance for creating, gaming, and entertainment. A new level of graphics performance and crisp, stunning visuals – with the convenience of a thin & light laptop.
  • Exceptional experience, anywhere: Intel® Evo™ brings the perfect combination of performance, responsiveness, battery life and stunning visuals.
  • VESA DisplayHDR 400 True Black Certification: Pixel dimming presents true black color, high contrast, and low blue light that's easier on your eyes.
  • Eyesafe® Certified Display: Meets TÜV low blue light requirements and Eyesafe® standards for protecting your eyes from harmful blue light without distorting colors to reduce eyestrain when working for long periods of time.
  • HP Sure View: Simply press F1 to activate the privacy screen, protecting your confidential and private data from prying eyes. Press again to share your screen with those around you.
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 30 minutes
  • Effortlessly connected: Enjoy a smoother wireless experience with a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5 combo–all your connections are solid, with up to 3x faster file transfer speeds than Wi-Fi 5.
  • Fingerprint reader: Seamlessly log in to your device in any position with the touch of your finger. Patented 3-D fingerprint technology ensures secure access.
  • Microphone Mute: Dedicated microphone mute button with an LED indicator light.
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera with camera shutter: No more unsightly tape and tacky gum to hide your private moments. Ensure your privacy and security with a visible, physical shutter that turns off your PC’s camera when not in use.
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 with USB4™ Type-C: Power your device or connect up to two 4K displays with a single cable and blazing 40Gbps signaling rate.
  • An exceptionally rich audio experience: HP Dual Speakers, HP Audio Boost, and expert tuning by Bang & Olufsen bring audio perfection to your PC.
  • 360° geared hinge: Innovatively engineered to rotate 360° so that you can use your device in four modes.
  • All-in-One Backlit Keyboard: Control your privacy, security and multimedia with the touch of a button. With all your hotkeys in one area, seamlessly navigate with no distractions.
  • Energy efficiency your way: HP is committed to global citizenship and environmental responsibility. Do the environment—and your wallet —a favor when you use the HP ENVY x360 that meets strict energy-efficiency and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mehran, 10 out of 10
    Laptop for every day

    I like this laptop, compact very light, amazing oled screen, fast new generation cpu.

    Nov 03, 2021 21:09
  • Review by Hussain, 8 out of 10
    Good

    As always very good product from HP. Easy to use great features.

    Nov 10, 2021 16:01
  • 9.0score
    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
    Samsung - Galaxy Book Pro 360 15.6" AMOLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Evo Platform Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Mystic Bronze
    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.

    10 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 15.6” 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 20 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. ⁸Instantly 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.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Harrkev, 10 out of 10
    Mostly fantastic, but expensive

    --DESIGN--

    This laptop is the usual “ultrabook” form factor where it is very thin, and can fold back into a tablet form. While not unusual, it is well done. You can set it up in “tent” mode and watch a movie on it while it is free-standing. The body appears to be made of plastic, and there is more deck flex than I would expect at this price point. For the money, I would have much preferred some metal in the construction, and for the unit to be more rigid. Still, it seems sturdy enough, so this may be nit-picking. It is certainly usable. I should note that the case itself appears to be a fingerprint magnet, so it will be difficult to keep it looking nice, if you care about that sort of thing.

    --DISPLAY--

    The display on this laptop is fantastic for general use. It advertises itself as having “120% color volume.” While not explaining if this is referenced to sRGB or Adobe color space, I can still believe it. Compared side-by-side to a standard IPS display, the colors are noticeably more vivid. Being an AMOLED, the blacks certainly are black. I have no doubt that you could calibrate the color on this display to be quite accurate, if you have the equipment to do so. It is “only” 1920x1080, but that really is the sweet spot for this display size for my aging eyes. The display is also “only” 60Hz, so this might not appeal to twitch gamers, but they are not the target market. But this is, without a doubt, the finest display that I have ever used on a laptop.

    --PERFORMANCE--

    This is where this little machine shines. It has the latest “Tiger Lake” CPU. It features four cores and eight threads. The performance and thermals of this are quite impressive. It gets a solid 4391 points on Cinebench R23. For reference, compare this to a gaming laptop with a six-core i7-9750H processor, it only lost by a little, but the gaming laptop ran much hotter, a lot noisier, and almost three times as thick. So the performance is surprisingly good given the size. It is good to finally see Intel making a CPU that can compete against AMD in terms of both performance and power. The new Intel integrated graphics is also great for non-gamers. It gets a Furmark FHD benchmark score of 1926 points and 32 FPS. While it would struggle with modern AAA titles, for older and casual gamers, it should be more than adequate. Finally, it has something that I have not seen before. CPU-Z reports the 16 GB RAM as being quad-channel. Dual-channel is standard, and some laptops don’t even have that. This may be partially responsible for the impressive Cinebench score. The cooling is also apparently well done. Even while running the CPU at 100%, the fan was not obnoxiously loud and the chassis did not have any apparent lap-burning hot spots. There is ample storage for almost anybody, as it has a 1TB solid-state drive.

    --CONNECTIVITY--

    This is very much a mixed bag: a strange combination of awesome and disappointment. However, given the extra-thin nature of the body, I can understand why they did what they did. First, the bad: there are no HDMI or USB-A ports at all. The ONLY connectivity consists of three USB-C ports (one being a Thunderbolt), one micro-SD slot, and one headphone jack. That is it. If you have a common flash drive, you won’t find a place to plug it in without an adapter. If you want to hook this up to a television, make sure to keep a USB-C to HDMI adapter on hand. However, the USB-C ports are perfect. You can charge the laptop using ANY of the three ports, and all three also support displays. I managed to get one USB-C port to drive three monitors (two are 1080p and one is 1440p) with a suitable docking station (using DP alt mode: not Thunderbolt, and not DisplayLink). Even my gaming laptop can only support two displays at full resolution.

    --INTERFACE--

    The keyboard seems to be of fine quality, and I encountered no problems with it. It is backlit, with three levels of brightness. It also features a shrunken numeric keypad on the right, so the center of the alphabet portion is shoved a little to the left. The numeric keypad also holds your movement keys (home, end, pages up and down), so you can have those or the numbers, but not both at the same time. Also in the upper-right corner is the power button with the fingerprint sensor (no unlocking the computer with your face). The touchpad is gigantic, and works well. The speakers did not provide any surprises given the size. The bass is a little stronger than expected, but still not very pronounced, and the volume is adequate for listening to videos, but certainly not room-filling. Big sound requires big speakers, and there just isn’t room. Finally, the laptop came with a pen. This works well, and should allow for easily taking notes and drawing (with the right software). A cursor is displayed under the pen when it just gets close to the screen, but nothing is activated until the tip touches the display. It also has a button that brings up useful pen options. One of the best things is that it does not appear to need a battery at all. No more trying to find strange “quadruple-A” batteries or forgetting to charge it. If there is one minus, it is that the pen might be easy to lose. Ther