Top Best 50 Windows Laptops in November 2021

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

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

15 Features
  • Operating system: Windows 11 Home: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Display: 15.6-inch diagonal, FHD (1920 x 1080), multitouch-enabled, IPS, edge-to-edge glass, microedge, Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT: Get expansive, vibrant images and control your entertainment right from the screen.
  • Processor: 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1155G7: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • Memory: 8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (2 X 4 GB): Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Internal storage: 256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD(: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive
  • Graphics: Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics: Impressive performance for creating, gaming, and entertainment. A new level of graphics performance and crisp, stunning visuals – with the convenience of a thin & light laptop.
  • Effortlessly connected: Enjoy a smoother wireless experience with a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6™ (2x2) and Bluetooth® 5 combo–all your connections are solid, with up to 3x faster file transfer speeds than Wi-Fi 5
  • Fingerprint reader: Securely log in with a touch of your finger
  • All-in-One Keyboard: Control your privacy, security and multimedia with the touch of a button. With all your hotkeys in one area, seamlessly navigate with no distractions.
  • Camera Shutter: Ensure your privacy with a visible shutter that turns off your PC’s camera.
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera: 88-degree, wide-angle field of view for video chats with the whole family
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 with USB4™ Type-C: The latest Thunderbolt™ solution lets you power your device or connect up to two 4K displays with a single cable and blazing 40Gbps signaling rate.
  • An exceptionally rich audio experience: HP Dual Speakers, HP Audio Boost, and expert tuning by Bang & Olufsen bring audio perfection to your PC.
  • Backlit keyboard with integrated numeric pad: Keep going comfortably even in darker environments.
  • Energy efficiency your way: HP is committed to global citizenship and environmental responsibility. Do the environment—and your wallet—a favor when you use the HP ENVY Laptop that meets strict energy-efficiency and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by OldTom, 10 out of 10
    First class quality!

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

    Oct 30, 2021 17:56
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    BEST SELLER
    Acer - Nitro 5 – Gaming Laptop - 15.6" FHD 144Hz – Intel 11th Gen i7 - GeForce RTX 3050Ti - 16GB DDR4 - 512GB SSD – Windows 11
    Description

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

    9 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • Dominating Specs: The latest 11th Gen Core i7 processor from Intel® delivers unmatched speed and intelligence, enabling impressive gaming, productivity and creating experiences with faster Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
  • RTX, It's On!: The new NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050Ti laptop GPU is powered by the award?winning Ampere architecture—NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX —with new Ray Tracing Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors for the most realistic ray?traced graphics and cutting-edge AI features.
  • Visual Intensity: Explore games in greater detail with the sharp visuals of a 15.6” FHD IPS 144Hz display with improved screen-to-body ratio to 80% with narrow 0.28" bezels.
  • Coolness Under Fire: When heavy use requires an added boost, chill out with twin fans, Acer CoolBoost™ technology and quad exhaust port design with two on the side and two in the rear. Monitor and manage your system in real time with NitroSense, covering temperatures, fan speeds and more.
  • The Key to Victory: Commands are just a touch away with the dedicated NitroSense Key,while the WASD ,arrow keys are highlighted for easy location.Enjoy the tactile feel of keys with a travel distance of 1.6mm.Add some excitement to your gaming and play in dimly lit environments,red backlit keyboard.
  • Prioritize Your Gameplay: With Killer’s E2600 Ethernet Controller, Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 and Control Center 2.0, you have all the tools you need to clear out the online competition. Control the Quality of Service within the Control Center, which is typically done at the router.
  • Breaking the Sound Barrier: Better audio delivers a competitive edge as well as a more immersive experience through dual 2W speakers. With DTS: X® Ultra, sounds are clear and can be delivered in a 3D spatial soundscape, allowing you to hear where your opponents are coming from with pinpoint precision.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SeniorCitizen, 10 out of 10
    Great Computer, Great Bargain!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The light up keyboard is a really nice feature.

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

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

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

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

    Nov 23, 2021 13:25
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    ASUS
    ASUS - 14.0" Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 - 4GB Memory - 128GB eMMC - Star Black
    Description

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

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

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

    Nov 13, 2021 13:19
  • 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
  • Samsung - Galaxy Book Flex2 Alpha 13.3" QLED Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Royal Silver
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 2

    Is the laptop for you!

    Equipped with features galore,

    This laptop gives you more & more!

    With a screen size of 13.3 inch,

    Transporting this laptop is a cinch.

    The sleek and efficient touch screen

    Is a quality straight out of a dream!

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

    Yes, Sir!

    In a beautiful Royal Silver color,

    This laptop is perfect for him & for her!

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

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

    Screen resolution is awesome

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

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

    Oct 17, 2021 10:20
  • 9.4score
    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 Pro 8 – 13” Touch Screen – Intel Evo platform Core i7 – 16GB Memory – 256GB SSD – Device Only (Latest Model) - Graphite
    Description

    Unlock more possibilities than ever with the Pro designed for a Pro like you. The first consumer laptop-to-tablet PC designed on the Intel® Evo™ platform⁹ and designed to light up the best of Windows 11, Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and detachable Keyboard* with built-in Slim Pen storage and charging.** Do great things with a larger 13” touchscreen, faster connections with Thunderbolt™ 4 ports, and extra speed when you need it.

    14 Features
  • Expect more from your computer: Surface Pro 8 combines the power of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet, and every angle in between, with the iconic Kickstand and larger 13” touchscreen.
  • Windows 11 brings you closer to what you love: Family, friends, passions, music, creations – Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
  • 13” PixelSense™ Flow Display with 2880 x 1920 resolution: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • 16GB internal storage: Plenty of space for music, movies, photos and more.
  • Dual HD cameras for photos and face-to-face chat: Built-in 5.0MP 1080p front-facing camera – automatically adjusts to lighting conditions and to more accurately reflect natural skin tones.
  • Do it all with the Intel® Evo™ platform: The first Surface Pro built on the Intel® Evo™ platform, Surface Pro 8 is designed to light up the best of Windows 11.
  • Surface Slim Pen 2: Write, sketch, navigate, and recharge with the same feeling you get with pen on paper⁵, with exceptional accuracy and a new storable design.
  • Surface Signature Keyboard: Next-level versatility in the perfect, premium Keyboard, with large glass trackpad, luxurious Alcantara®, and secure storage and charging for Surface Slim Pen 2. *
  • Our most advanced display in a Pro: Immerse yourself in the high-res 13” PixelSense™ Flow touch display, with up to 120Hz refresh rate for a smoother, more responsive pen and touch experience.
  • Thunderbolt™ 4 ports for the ultimate desktop: Create your ultimate productivity setup with multiple 4K monitors, always have large creative files on hand with an external hard drive, or create a dream gaming setup with an external GPU. *
  • Focus on the big ideas, not your battery life: Stay connected to what matters all day with up to 16 hours of battery life¹ and Fast Charging to go from low battery to full faster.
  • You won’t forget this password: Securely unlock with facial recognition and improved Windows Hello camera.
  • Seriously good sound: Dual front-facing speakers with Dolby Atmos® deliver immersive sound for your favorite films or games.⁴ Dual far-field Studio Mics ensure crystal-clear video calls.
  • Mark up, edit, or create at any angle: The industry-leading Kickstand adjusts nearly 180 degrees effortlessly – it's like magic.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Hmirza, 10 out of 10
    Beauty and a Beast

    Whether you’re looking for a laptop or tablet, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 8 can meet both of your needs. The Surface Pro is compact, powerful, portable, tablet and a laptop all in one. The model I tested out for this review came with the intel 11th Gen Core i7 Processor, with 16GB of ram and 256 GB SSD storage and came pre-installed with the new Microsoft Windows 11 Home edition with Dual HD Cameras, 2 thunderbolt 4 ports with 120Hz refresh rate, responsive touchscreen and arguably the best laptop/tablet combination that I have tested. In this review we will go over the features, Pros and Cons of the all-new Surface Pro 8.

    Even though the model I tested out was not the top of line mode, it still performed admirably in most the tasks that I performed with it. I have been using the Surface Pro 8 for a few days for my office work, letting the kids work on it, and my wife with her photoshop and video editing and all in all it has performed well in all aspects.

    Features:

    Processor – The Surface Pro 8 comes in two processor variations. You can get the intel 11th Gen Core i5 and Core i7. The i7 is an 8 Core processor with 16 mb of Cache memory and the clock speed of 3 GHz. This processor is great for multitasking, running photoshop, media creation software and even gaming.

    Memory – The Surface Pro 8 also comes with multiple options for memory as well. You can get yours in either 8, 16 or 32GBs of memory. The unit I tested came with 16GB of memory and it was more than enough for me to pretty accomplish all my tasks. I was able to run games, video editing software and multitask with no issues. One major issue with this unit is that you cannot upgrade the memory on your own afterwards if you decide to upgrade your ram without destroying your unit, you will have to send it to Microsoft or their certified repair shop for an upgrade so it would be better if you go with more than what you would need to avoid the hassle in the future.

    Storage – You have multiple options available for storage as well but the best part of that is you can upgrade your storage on your own when feasible. I really loved this option and I believe Microsoft should have done with same with the Memory as well.

    Graphics – Now, this is where the Surface let me down a bit. This unit comes with Intel Iris Xe Graphics card, and even though the graphics card is not horrible, but it does not really make for an amazing gaming experience but at the same time Surface is not built for gaming, it still holds it own. I would not recommend any running any graphics and processor heavy games because the fans do start to get a bit loud, but overall, I was able to achieve 60 fps on some games. Not bad.

    Keyboard and Stylus – Even though the on-screen keyboard on the surface pro 8 works well, the optional Signature Keyboard and the slim pen is amazing and, in my opinion, a must buy. The keyboard clips on to the bottom of the Surface with magnets. I have always loved and have been amazed by the pen and keyboard combo from Microsoft. They keyboard is nice and firm, and the keys are responsive and can be lifted a bit to provide a better tying angle. The keyboard also has built-in storage and charger for the pen. They keyboard has a beautiful Alcantara finish and a large and responsive touch pad. The Slim Pen 2 also got some upgrades from the previous model. The pen is slimmer and a bit more tapered at the tip, so it provides for better handling. The pen also provides haptic feedback when used on the screen which was cool and just works so well with the screen. The pen can be used to write notes, feels so much better then writing on paper, or even just have fun and be artistic, (if my 7-year-old can do that on that with the pen, imagine what you can do, see picture) and serves as a screen protector for your tablet/laptop when not in use.

    Ports- The Surface pro has two thunder bold 4 ports which can be used for multiple things, such as connecting an external SSD, external displays, and even charging, which I have been doing. Microsoft does provide a charging brick, but it’s a bit bulk and looking at how portable this thing is, it just makes sense to carry a nano charger with you. The surface also has a proprietary surface port which is used for charging with the provided charging brick and one of my favorites, an audio jack. Most companies have been doing away with them, but I honestly love them.

    WIFI 6 and Bluetooth – No complaints, fast, and reliable connection.

    HD Cameras: Front facing camera is 5 megapixels 1080p and the rear is 10 megapixels 1080p. The front facing camera worked great. I used them for a few of my meetings and the image quality was amazing, compared to my current laptop.

    Windows 11 – Windows 11 will take a bit of getting used to. I love how it looks and how somethings have become accessible, it seems others are a bit hard to find. I have upgraded my other laptops to windows 11 but it was much easier to use to tablet design laptop with the touch screen. The icons are centered in the middle, you can add widgets, you can run multiple desktops, but it will take some time to find everything and discover all its features.

    Pros:

    Extremely Portable, Lightweight – Weighs only 2lbs.

    Great for multitasking, office work and getting creative

    Love the pen and the keyboard combo

    Thunderbolt 4 ports – multi-purpose

    13in Beautiful and responsive touch screen

    Expandable Storage Option

    Audio Jack

    Watching movies

    Amazing Sound Quality

    Cons:

    Graphics Card

    Overall, The Surface Pro 8 is an amazing machine, that is extremely portable, versatile, and a powerhouse. This is a great option for school, office, gaming and even just letting your creativity loose with the slim pen. The Surface pro series is the best laptop/tablet combo I have used. Microsoft has done an amazing job fitting a laptop into a tablet design, giving us the best of both worlds. I would highly recommend you give this perky little device a shot.

    Oct 19, 2021 17:21
  • Review by ryanmcv, 8 out of 10
    More of a Laptop; Less of a Tablet

    I've been thinking about getting a Surface Pro for several years, but was always conflicted on just how I would use it. Is it a laptop replacement? Is it a tablet? Can it be both? The Surface lineup fills an interesting niche in the Windows PC market -- one that takes the most important elements from the laptop and tablet experiences and combines them into a slim, portable, and powerful device. The Surface Pro 8 is the result of several years of refinements by Microsoft and appears to be the best Surface Pro device yet.

    === DESIGN & CONNECTIVITY ===

    - Microsoft has based the Surface Pro 8 design on the Surface Pro X. Compared to the Surface Pro 7, the Pro 8 is almost identical in size but has a 13-inch display (compared to the previous 12.3-inch panel). The bezels around the Pro 8's display are much slimmer, allowing for a larger screen without increasing the overall dimensions of the device. The bezels on the left and right sides of the display (in landscape mode) are quite slim, but those on the top and bottom are quite thick compared to high-end tablets.

    - The Surface Pro 8 now comes in a new graphite (black) color. It looks great and pairs nicely with the black keyboard (sold separately), but it is definitely a fingerprint and smudge magnet. I imagine the platinum (silver) color would not show as many fingerprints or smudges.

    - If you've never used a Surface Pro device, the kickstand takes some time to get familiar with. Having exclusively used standard laptops and iPad Pros with Magic Keyboards for the past several years, I often find myself forgetting to open the kickstand before I flip up the Surface Pro from the keyboard. Of course, if you forget to open the kickstand, the devices falls straight back onto your table. The kickstand also makes the Surface Pro a bit of a pain to use as a true laptop. You can use it on your lap if you're in just the right position, but this device is really meant to be used on a flat surface/desk.

    - There are only three ports on the Surface Pro 8: two Thunderbolt 4 (USB-C) ports and the proprietary Surface Connect port, all on the right side of the device. The volume buttons and headphone jack are on the left side. While I wish there were one or two more USB-C ports, it hasn't yet been an issue in the couple of weeks I've used the Surface Pro 8. However, some users will certainly miss the microSD card reader that was present on the Pro 7. So, you might have to carry some adapters with you and make sure to pair as many accessories as you can via Bluetooth to keep the USB-C ports free.

    - The Surface Pro 8 comes with a charging brick that connects via the proprietary Surface Connect port. The Surface Pro 8 can also be charged via one of the USB-C ports with a charger capable of delivering at least 65W. The proprietary charging brick isn't too large, but it's just one more thing to carry around. I prefer to charge via USB-C since I always have a capable USB-C charger with me, but the downside is that this takes up one of the two precious USB-C ports.

    - Build quality is excellent, with minimal flex and no squeaking. I do worry that the graphite finish might easily scratch or chip if not property protected. Otherwise, this is a very solid and lightweight design.

    === DISPLAY & SPEAKERS ===

    - New to the Pro 8 is a screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate, though Windows 11's default refresh rate out of the box is 60 Hz. To change this, you'll need to navigate into the system's advanced display settings. This was likely done to conserve battery life out of the box, but it also means that you'll have to constantly change this refresh rate setting manually if you want to take advantage of the feature while maximizing battery life. Unlike other high-end tablets, the refresh rate is not adaptive -- you either always have 60 Hz, or always have 120 Hz. The benefits to 120 Hz are immediately noticeable once it's enabled, which much smoother scrolling and fluid animations.

    - The display has a resolution of 2880 x 1920 and supports Dolby Vision. According to Microsoft, it can achieve a brightness of about 450 nits. In my experience, the display gets plenty bright in both bright and dimly-lit rooms.

    - The display also features a technology called Adaptive Color, which adjusts the display's color tone to the ambient light around you. It works quite well and can be easily disabled as needed via the display settings menu.

    - Unlike other high-end devices, this display does not support the full DCI-P3 color gamut, which may be a turn-off for content creators. However, to my eyes, the display looks great. Colors are vivid and contrast is very good with excellent black levels.

    - The speakers of the Surface Pro 8 are hidden behind the top bezel of the device. Overall, the speakers are pretty good, but not great. Most content at medium volumes sounds clear with no distortion, but the speakers really suffer at higher volumes with noticeable distortion. The speakers are just fine for casual listening, but audiophiles will want to use headphones or an external set of speakers.

    === PERFORMANCE & BATTERY LIFE ===

    - My particular configuration of the Surface Pro 8 is equipped with a quad-core Intel Core i7-1185G7, 16 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of storage. For the vast majority of users, this configuration of the Pro 8 offers ample performance for almost any task. I've used the Pro 8 for two weeks for a variety of tasks including photo editing in Photoshop, intense web browsing with dozens of open tabs, and word processing/spreadsheet creation with dual 1440p monitors via the Thunderbolt 4 ports. The Surface Pro 8 has not missed a beat and has powered through all of these tasks with no issues.

    - Since I'm a nerd, I ran the Geekbench 5 benchmark on the Pro 8, where it achieved a single-core score of 1,308 and a multi-core score of 5,405. These scores are right in line with (and in some cases, higher than) most high-end 13-inch Windows laptops from the likes of Dell and HP. Long story short: the Surface Pro 8 is no slouch and will provide great performance for quite some time. Gamers and video editors may want to look elsewhere.

    - The 256 GB SSD in this model is fast enough, but it is certainly not the fastest SSD I've used. A benchmark from CrystalDiskMark shows sequential read speeds of about 2200 MB/s and sequential write speeds of about 1000 MB/s. Certainly fast, but most mid-level M.2 SSDs achieve speeds at least 20-30% faster than this.

    - With the screen brightness set to about 50% and the refresh rate at 60 Hz, I was able to squeeze about 8.5 hours of battery life out of the Surface Pro 8 during my testing. That's decent, but pales in comparison to a dedicated tablet like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Battery life will suffer a bit more with 120 Hz enabled.

    - The Surface Pro 8 gets pretty warm on the back under heavy loads, especially towards the top of the device (above the kickstand). It's probably a good idea to keep the device propped up with the kickstand during intense tasks.

    === SOFTWARE AND OTHER THOUGHTS ===

    - The front-facing webcam shoots 1080p video and doubles as a Windows Hello (facial recognition) camera. The camera is perfectly fine for basic video calls, but it does tend to wash out colors (at least to my eye). The Windows Hello feature works very well, and Windows almost instantly recognizes my face at the log-in screen. The rear camera seems a bit better, but I don't see myself using the rear camera very often.

    - The device ships with Windows 11 installed. It is very similar to Windows 10, except for the start menu. I use an app called Start11 to change the start menu back to the Windows 10 style.

    - Out of the box, my particular unit installed a ton of Windows and firmware updates. Be sure to set aside at least a half hour after you first turn on the device to get all of the initial updates installed.

    - The SSD is user-accessible and upgradable, but it is a rather obscure size (M.2 2230) and may be challenging to find an upgraded SSD that will fit.

    - Windows just isn't designed as a "tablet first" operating system. A keyboard and mouse are almost a necessity to fully utilize the Surface Pro 8, yet Microsoft does not include its Signature Keyboard with the Surface Pro 8 - it is a $180 accessory. I would not recommend the Surface Pro to those looking for a tablet as their primary experience. The Surface Pro is stuck somewhere between a laptop and tablet -- but the limitations of Windows mean that the best experience will always be had with a keyboard and mouse/trackpad.

    === OVERALL ===

    The Surface Pro 8 is an excellent device and sits in its own category of Windows PCs. It has the performance paired with an excellent display to replace a traditional laptop. Its thin, lightweight design and kickstand make it arguably the most versatile Windows device on the market. However, I still struggle to see the appeal of a Surface Pro as tablet-only device. In my mind, the Surface Pro 8 (when paired with the optional keyboard) is a very capable and versatile Windows laptop with some tablet features that are nice to have when you need them. Maybe you'll detach the keyboard once in a while to watch videos, write notes, or draw something. But the fact remains that this device is severely neutered without the addition of the Signature Keyboard, and for this price, it should have been included. Microsoft has priced the Surface Pro 8 as if it were a full-fledged laptop, but then failed to include the most vital accessories (keyboard + trackpad) in the box. Regardless, if you can stomach the cost of the Pro 8 and the keyboard, you will be rewarded with a 2-in-1 device that doesn't sacrifice on design or performance.

    Oct 26, 2021 16:50
  • Review by TechGeek28, 10 out of 10
    The Ultimate 2 in 1

    The Surface Pro 8 provides you with the ultimate 2 in 1 experience. Its super light and portable, weighing under two pounds. It also has a responsive touch screen with a bigger and better 13" display. The least amount of bezels than previous models in the surface line, also make an impact on your experience. Signing in with Windows Hello is a breeze, by detecting your face instantly without issue. No more having to type in a password or pin, just pick up and go. One of the biggest new features this time around is a 120hz refresh rate, making for super smooth navigation, which is especially noticable whilst pairing the new Surface Slim Pen 2. The slim pen 2 allows for ease of jotting down notes in class or drawing on your free time with nearly no latency thanks to this 120hz mode. This means making even the most fine detail, no problem at all. The default display is set to 60hz so keep in mind you'll have to switch to 120hz in the advanced display settings. Speaker quality and volume were surprisingly loud and clear, perfect for streaming videos and listening to music. Even at maximum volume there were no noticable popping or washed out tones. Nothing too crazy here but it does the job well. The 5MP 1080p webcam looks great and better than any I've experienced on other tablets/laptops. Perfect for any of your zoom meetings while working from home. Not to mention, you're getting the same durable kickstand that made Microsoft's surface line, so well known. This is great for multiangle viewing, writing and drawing. With 16gb of RAM, the Pro 8 can handle multitasking with ease. You'll be opening plenty of apps and programs with little to no load times and if you're worried about storage space, you can easily upgrade the SSD. The battery is long lasting, even with brightness almost maxed and 120hz mode on, I was able to get around nine hours of constant use. This was with streaming plenty of music and videos as well as playing around with the pen on drawing apps. The only negative I found was the device can run pretty warm/hot when used for long periods of time. This isn't as noticable when your connected to the keyboard in laptop mode. As for windows 11, I feel it's definitely an operating system built with touch screens in mind as opposed to others. It works seamlessly with the Surface like it was literally made for it. The interface is very simple and allows you key search apps, files, settings, ect.. that you're looking for and opens it instantly. This feature makes it perfect for less tech savvy users as well. Also Snap Layouts allow you to view multiple windows on the same screen with ease, taking multitasking to a new level. It definitely takes some getting used to when coming from Windows 10 or older versions but I do think it pairs perfectly with the Surface Pro 8 and is a great addition to the windows line. Overall, I'm extremely happy with my Surface Pro 8 and highly recommend to anyone looking for a ultra portable 2 in 1.

    Oct 19, 2021 20:17
  • Review by StephenS, 10 out of 10
    Wonder Twin powers, activate!

    I’ve had quite a few 2-in-1 Windows computers over the years (none of which were an MS Surface) and they’ve always left me wanting. They worked fine as laptops but “tablet mode” in Windows 10 never impressed me as it felt disjointed, like I was using a completely different computer. With the advent of Windows 11 I decided to try a Surface Pro 8 and experience Microsoft’s direct take on what the Windows “tablet” experience should be. It’s not perfect, there are plenty of “Windows” apps and experiences that don’t intuitively translate to a touch/pen interface IMHO. However, with the combo of Windows 11 and this Surface Pro 8 I can confidently say that this is the first time I’ve felt a Windows computer could be productive without a physical keyboard, though add the keyboard/pen case and you get the best of all worlds. An obvious comparison, as I was asked repeatedly while using this out and about, is how does it compare to an iPad Pro. To me, the main difference is that an iPad Pro is a tablet trying very hard to convince you it can be a computer, while the Surface Pro 8 is a full computer doing its best to convince you it can be a tablet. Tastes will vary, having used both side-by-side I much prefer the Surface Pro 8.

    The Surface Pro 8:

    Right to the point, where the Surface Pro 8 excels is in portability. It’s so thin and light I can slip it into a secondary backpack compartment without hardly any thought at all about space or weight. Battery life is respectable enough to get me through a day of on-again/off-again campus computing -- I’d take this to a day of college classes and it got me through everything fine so long as I stuck to note taking, web, documents, and some light personal use between classes. I’d be down to 30-40% when the school day was done -- it packed enough juice that I never felt like I needed to carry the power adapter and stay near an outlet to get through my day.

    This is my first MS Surface computer so I came into it with no specific expectations save that I expected Microsoft to “get it right” when it came to hardware and design for their own OS. The Surface Pro 8 didn’t disappoint, right out of the box it came across as a clean and clever device and I repeatedly found myself liking each aspect of it “more than I expected”. The display is suitably high-res @ 2880x1920 and up to 120Hz, though it’ll be 60Hz out of the box so if you want that extra bit of smoothness (at the cost of some battery life) you’ll want to go into the display settings and bump it up. The internal display also supports HDR / Dolby Vision video, though this is the one aspect that actually fell short of my expectations in practice.

    I also got and recommend the Surface Pro Keyboard + Slim Pen. Though I found the Surface Pro 8 was pretty usable without a keyboard, for most activities, these round out the experience for full on document writing. When not using the keyboard, Windows 11 provides a decent onscreen keyboard and/or handwriting recognition mode -- both slower than a physical keyboard but they’ll get the job done for light writing.

    As a tablet, this is probably as big as I’d want to go. I’ve had 15” and even 17” 2-in-1 PCs before and that’s just too big to use as a “tablet”, but at 13” and a 3:2 ratio the Surface Pro toes that line quite nicely. Or, kick out the backstand and flip the keyboard to the front to go into “laptop” mode which worked much better on my actual lap than I expected, and on a desk or table it’s downright comfy, the Surface Pro 8 physical keyboard is frankly pretty outstanding.

    For video the Iris Xe graphics are remarkably adequate for light gaming. I’d not recommend anyone get a Surface Pro 8 FOR gaming, but at low to medium settings the Surface Pro 8 can pull it off in a pinch if it’s what you have on hand.

    Audio -- I’ll just say that the internal mic and speakers blew me away for this form factor. The built-in speakers are surprisingly rich and full, possibly better than even on any full-size laptop I’ve ever owned. Though you’re not going to “shake the walls”, sitting right in front of it in a normal viewing position for movies or music it sounds… remarkably good. And for when you can’t use speakers the Surface Pro 8 still pays respect to the tried-and-true 3.5mm jack, or plug in a pair of USB-C headphones or go Bluetooth if you’d rather. For recording audio, the internal mics pick up lectures and ambient sound quite well. Technically the mics are stereo, at least that’s how they show up in Audacity, but in practice I think they are recording mono as there was no hint of actual stereo recording when I walked circles around it while recording myself practicing a lesson presentation. But the audio the mics picked up sounded great, capturing clear and accurate audio of me and the people and spaces around me.

    Windows 11:

    On a related note, I found Windows 11 itself to be intuitive and quick to pick up on coming from Windows 10. I never liked “tablet mode” in Windows 10 anyway and Windows 11 doesn’t even have it as an option, which I consider a good thing. Otherwise Windows 11 seems very much to me like Windows 10 tidied up and better organized. Well played Microsoft, well played.

    Summary:

    It’s a bit expensive, at almost $2000 for the full package with the keyboiard/pen combo, but if you want/need an outstanding full-PC ultraportable this is hands down the best device in that category I’ve seen or used.

    Oct 22, 2021 11:20
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Sleek, thin design; powerful performance

    ## Design

    In previous generations of the Surface line, the popular opinion seemed to be that people liked the design of the Surface Pro X, but wanted the beefier processor of the Intel version such as the Surface Pro 7. Well, thankfully, the Surface Pro 8 features the best of both worlds: the slim, sleek design of the “X” with the power of an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor.

    The Surface Pro 8 features an aluminum exterior available in a new graphite color of which I’m a big fan. The kickstand is still located on the back and works great when using the Surface Pro 8 on a desk, but it’s less ideal for using on your lap since you need to keep your legs in the proper position to support the stand.

    ## Performance

    The power of the Intel Core i7 processor in the particular model I’m reviewing is definitely noticeable. Applications and web pages open in a flash and even ad-heavy websites don’t seem to bog down Edge or Chrome. The 16GB of RAM included in this model handles multiple browser tabs and applications with ease. Microsoft Word only takes about 1 second to load! The built-in 256GB SSD should be sufficient for most people, but note that it only had about 190GB of space available out of the box.

    The display on the Surface Pro 8 is simply gorgeous. It has a 2880 x 1920 resolution with vivid colors and even features a 120Hz refresh rate, which can be reduced to 60Hz to prolong battery life. So while the display is not quite 4K, movies and videos still look great on this screen.

    You’ll likely want to get the keyboard for the unit, so figure on adding a couple extra hundred dollars to the cost of the unit. The Surface Pro Keyboard with Slim Pen 2 is comfortable to type on, although it feels somewhat delicate due to its thinness, so if you need to write an angry email, don’t take it out on this keyboard. The built-in trackpad is responsive and works well for pointing, scrolling, and tapping. The keyboard also includes a space to store the Slim Pen 2 in the section that normally faces up against the tablet, so you can be sure the pen doesn’t fall out. The Slim Pen 2 works well for doodling or marking up a PDF, and there is an adjustable tactile engine for the pen that can make it “feel” like you’re writing on paper (although, I had to adjust the tactile feedback to the max of 100 to really notice it).

    Even the webcam and microphone perform much better than your typical Windows laptop, which is important in this day and age of the hybrid work environment. Webcam images look sharp (and support Windows Hello for fast logins) and the microphones pick up my voice well while doing a decent job of filtering out background sounds.

    ## Windows 11

    The Surface Pro 8 includes Windows 11 out of the box… sort of. It seems there is an early release version installed on the tablet as the initial setup process requires a long download and installation to finalize Windows 11. Therefore, be aware that you’ll need a good internet connection to initially set up the device.

    I like the fact that Windows 11 appears to be more a cosmetic change than a complete overhaul of the operating system like Windows XP was. I haven’t noticed any major issues with any of my applications or drivers. While I primarily use macOS as my daily driver, having the icons centered in the taskbar helps me feel more at home on Windows. The windows have rounded corners and translucency is used throughout the operating system, not like Windows Vista, but more subtly.

    I like having widgets and was somewhat sad when Vista’s “gadgets” were discontinued, but widgets are back in Windows 11 with a dedicated spot on the taskbar that is separate from the Start menu. However, the selection of widgets seems to be limited to those made by Microsoft at this time. Also, I wish the widget could “live” on the desktop instead of inside a dedicated taskbar icon. I could see a common use case where, when you’re closing all of your windows at the end of the day, it would be nice to see the traffic widget on your desktop so you know what your evening commute will be like.

    ## Battery Life

    While Microsoft states you can get up to 16 hours of battery life, that might be a bit of a stretch. After about an hour of general web browsing and document editing, the battery dropped about 10%, so I would say you’re more likely to get 8-10 hours before you need to charge. This is still impressive and likely enough to get you through most of your workday, although meetings and video calls will presumably drain the battery faster.

    I was happy to find the inclusion of two Thunderbolt 4 ports on the side of the unit, allowing me to connect the tablet to my Belkin USB-C hub to use my keyboard, mouse, and ultra-widescreen monitor while charging the Surface Pro 8, all with just one cord. Windows 11 seems to handle docking and undocking with ease and doesn’t completely make a mess of all of my open windows.

    ## Summary

    The Surface Pro 8 tablet features fast performance and a beautiful 13” display in a thin and sleek design. Two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports give you flexibility for docking with an external monitor and charging. Battery life should get you through most of your day. While the keyboard is comfortable to type on, be sure to factor in the extra cost as it is sold separately.

    Oct 20, 2021 15:49
  • Review by TJB426, 10 out of 10
    Keep it up Microsoft!

    With the exception of not including an attachable keyboard, this is a 2-1 tablet with the operating system of a computer. It’s thin and portable making this a great device for on-the-go work.

    As an artist and amateur writer, this is a better choice for me than a typical tablet. I’ve never really liked writing/paint-shop applications using tablets/ipads and I didn’t like the hassle of converting app files to transfer to my main computer. About three years ago, I had purchased a 5th Gen Surface Pro and fell in love with the functionality of this type of tablet style computer and I was excited with given the opportunity to try out the new Surface Pro 8 with Windows 11.

    Compared to the 5th gen, the Surface Pro 8 has a larger display but the device is not much bigger. The display has less of a border which can be troublesome if you don’t lock the device to prevent pressing the display while holding it while repositioning on the couch or moving locations (something that I’m going to have to get use to). The display itself is definitely more vibrant than the 5th gen, with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. (In the photos with two Surface Pros, the 5th gen is on the right and the Surface Pro 8 is on the left).

    When using Corel Painter 2022 or Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020, the processor held up as expected without lag and the cursor kept close to the pen. I only had one glitch that continued to occur with Corel Painter where after a while of using, the color palette would be stuck on one color being displayed in the center triangle even though it would paint with the selected colors. This may be more of a Windows 11 compatibility with the program or just the program itself, though a little annoying it isn’t a show stopper.

    There are two Thunderbolt ports which I will admit is a far better connection than HDMI for display and USB for data transfer, but this also means that I may have to find another way of loading discs on here since I only have a USB disc reader.

    Battery life seems pretty good. From mostly surfing the web and Windows settings then a little time playing around with the photo editing software, I got around maybe 8 to 10 hours before I had to charge.

    I am still getting use to the locations of the settings and the overall appearance of things in Windows 11, but it does appear that there are a few features/settings missing that were available in Windows 10. To me it is as if Windows 11 is an attempt to appear more like a Mac operating system while still holding the Windows functionality and not downgrading to the Windows 8 app-like interface. One of the biggest changes is to the Windows Explorer interface replacing the ribbon with simple icons and removing some of the options (screen shot included, you’ll also notice that I’ve already moved my task bar from pins being centered back to the usual left side).

    One downside is that the pen and keyboard is sold separately, but it is worth mentioning the functionality with the device. To compare the Surface pen that I had purchased three years ago which is styled more like a Wacom stylist, the Surface Slim Pen 2 glides better on the devices surface making it smoother to utilize in graphic design. The only complaint that I have is that the pen lacks the scale of pressure sensitivity and tilt that a Wacom pen has. I like that the Surface Slim Pen 2 has a built-in battery and will charge when docked in the keyboard charging tray when connected to the Surface Pro 8. I would like to see some improvements to the pen to be more geared towards artist, but the pen functions well enough and can be used for writing notes.

    The keyboard feels a bit sturdier than the model I purchased 3 years ago. Keys are still back lit and I’m glad that the back light function button has been moved to right next to the Esc button instead of in the middle of the function keys. This will make it so much easier to not have to guess which key that it is in the dark. There is an added bonus that the keyboard now magnetically latches to the Surface Pro when closed together and the track pad is a little bigger.

    Oct 20, 2021 20:53
  • Review by TechGeek, 10 out of 10
    The Real Pro: Best of both worlds-Tablet and a PC!

    Microsoft just launched the pro 8 series that comes preloaded Windows 11. It boasts several upgrades over the previous generation Pro models along with much awaited thunderbolt 4 ports and new keyboard with stylus. I was super excited and couldn't wait to test the Surface Pro 8 which is a major upgrade for me from my Surface Pro 6. Pro 8 is their most laptop + tablet combo (2 in 1 PC) with redesigned keyboard that stores and charges the slim pen/stylus in a slot. The Pro X model has Gigabit LTE option which is nice for people on the go and was hoping that Microsoft will bring that option to Pro 8 model, may be in the Pro 9 model ?

    Specs:

    • 13 inches display with 8/16/32 GB Memory options along with 128/256/512/1000 GB storage options.

    • Platinum i5 or Platinum i7 line of processors.

    • Redesigned Surface Pro Signature Keyboard with Slim Pen 2 which costs an additional $279

    • Has 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports along with their dedicated charging port! No USB ports.

    • Preloaded Windows 11 that has bunch of new features such as widgets, redesigned windows menu, etc.

    • Configurable screen refresh rate 60 Hz or 120 Hz.

    • Touch display with 2880 x 1920 resolution that is perfect for gaming or streaming movies. The ambient Color Sensor on the display automatically adjust brightness and color.

    • All day battery life. The battery life was a little short with 120 Hz refresh rate.

    • Surface Slim Pen 2 with storage on the keyboard that also charges the pen.

    • HD cameras ( Built in 5.0 MP 1080p front-facing camera and 10 MP 4K rear-facing camera) and Studio Mics (2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos), headphone jack.

    • For Geeks - It has Accelerometer, Gyroscope, and Magnetometer.

    • Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 technology.

    Coming to the real functions on my Pro 8 that has the i7 processor with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD

    • Superlight (1.96 lb), powerful with a thinner bezel compared to the previous gen. Adjustable stand that can keep the tablet almost flat, nothing new on this kickstand design.

    • I love the fact that it comes with 120 Hz refresh rate and can pair it with my 4k, 120Hz monitors for gaming and watching movies. Seamless and smooth scrolling when browsing or working with endless excel sheets with 120 Hz refresh rate. You can notice that when using it in a tablet mode and scroll through web pages without a lag!

    • The 16GB RAM is powerful enough for me to multitask and run several programs simultaneously. I was running MATLAB simulations and was simultaneously using PowerPoint and Visio and didn't see any performance issues at all. I heard the fan kick-in to cool the processor, was clocking 70% usage on the CPU and 90% usage on the memory with several applications running simultaneously . I can tell this was faster than my Dell workstation that I typically use for processor/memory intense applications. This is definitely the most powerful laptop + tablet that I ever owned.

    • Love the redesigned keyboard with the pen storage option. Microsoft took into consideration the previous complaints and recommendations from its users on losing their pens, and came up with keyboard storage option for the pen that also charges it. No more batteries! The magnet in the pen storage is very powerful and there is no way the pen is going to fall off if you leave it in the keyboard slot and walk around with the tablet in hand. Also, the redesigned slim pen is amazing, no lag in the response at all and has a real feel to it when using it for notes taking. I am a big fan of One Note and love taking notes with my pen and definitely loved the new design and how responsive it is when you take notes or draw on the screen. Also, it has Haptic feedback which is not that noticeable unless you pay close attention to it. I had it turned all the way up in the settings. Haven't noticed any apps supporting the Haptic feedback on their menus yet. The signature keyboard itself is made of different material (carbon fiber ?) and is lot more stiff than the older generation keyboards and doesn't bend when you put pressure on it. The keys itself has the feel of a real keyboard that I am used to, so definitely a major improvement in the keyboard design. One major fix (that I disliked in the previous gen) is the keyboard doesn't cover the taskbar anymore when in raised position, so I can still use my fingers or pen to tap on the taskbar icons.

    • Has upgraded cameras with amazing resolution for live streaming or attending web meetings. Also, the screen has thinner bezel compared to previous generations and feels a little compact from the Pro 6 version that I have.

    • Battery life has been promising so far, lasted 6+ hours when I had it running at 120 Hz refresh rate with several program running simultaneously.

    • Used a dock station to connect to two 4k monitors via the Thunderbolt 4 port. It also charges my laptop and I didn't have to worry about using the charging port.

    • Love the windows 11 so far, still learning its capabilities. Has widgets (instead of the classic life tiles), redesigned menus, shortcut menu that shows different virtual desktops, etc. I like the new Team chat app that lets you chat with cell phone users running native messaging apps and the redesigned settings menu. It also has options to split (snap layout options) your screen into several windows 2x2, 4x4, etc. I am still exploring the Windows 11 features, waiting on updates that boosts the gaming performance on PCs' running this OS so I can upgrade my gaming desktop.

    • Oh, the best part is that you can swap or upgraded the SSD in under a minute. It's as easy as swapping a sim on a cell phone! It has a slot behind the kickstand that lets you swap SSD if you are looking to upgrade your storage.

    Overall, I love the powerful Pro 8 which has all the latest specs needed to use it as a PC or a tablet. I wish it came with LTE option so I can use it as a tablet on the go!

    Oct 20, 2021 10:40
  • Review by Saitzev, 10 out of 10
    Quite the step up from earlier versions

    It's been a while since I last used a Windows based Tablet. The most recent one was a Dell model at my previous workplace. There's something about that convenience of having such a device to carry with you.

    We did have some older Surface Pro models that were in the process of being replaced due to age much like any other computer. They were nice solid units.

    Fast Forward to now and the new Pro 8 is quite the upgrade. From my daily usage, it really does what I need it to do throughout the day.

    The screen is really really nice on this unit. It gets very bright and the biggest bonus is the refresh rate. If you've never used a display with 120hz, you're missing out. The vast jump and difference in terms of feel and responsiveness is truly life changing. It might not sound like much, but everything is much much smoother. Scrolling through websites, responsiveness of the Surface Pen, it all works together.

    CPU, the new 12th Gen series processors make use of Intels new IGP the Xe series is such a massive step up over the previous Iris system. They're much better for 3D based tasks even enough to do some lighter gaming, whereas in the past, you really needed to have a dedicated Graphics Card. That's not to say you're going to be using one of these to play top tier AAA titles.

    The resolution is nice and quite high so it makes multi-tasking and productivity a breeze. There's even HDR support which is a major plus if you want to take some time out and watch a movie or a tv show on the go.

    Another quick thing to touch on is Windows Hello. The ability to unlock your tablet quickly without having to type anything is so great. It does have some limitations, so if you're wearing a mask like most of us are today, you'll need to remove it or use your pin/password. Aside from that, it's wonderful feature

    The unit does get a bit warm when under heavy load. It does remain relatively quiet but you can definitely tell when the fans ramp up.

    Performance is pretty darn good. As I mentioned earlier the new Intel Graphics are such a massive step up. That coupled with the responsiveness of the pen lends to an great usage experience.

    Now for Windows 11. That is a bit of a mixed bag. It does still work similarly to Windows 10, but visually it's different. It can also feel overwhelming to use with the change. I'm not a huge fan of the new taskbar and "start" menu. Things are easier to find though from the start menu. You can at least move it to the left side, though my preference has been to have the taskbar at the top of my display. Only having a week to play around with it though would give a bit of a jaded experience with it. In time with more use I'm sure it will grow on me. I'm waiting on using it on my Desktop PC for a bit of time though. I imagine within 6 months we may get more customization with things like the start menu. Again, time will tell how it pans out. Here's to hoping that this doesn't end up as another Vista.

    Oct 26, 2021 11:07
  • 9.4score
    Dell - Inspiron 2-in-1 - 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 512GB Solid State Drive - Silver
    Description

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

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

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    SUMMARY

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

    PROS

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

    -Decent 4 core CPU performance for getting through work.

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

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

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

    -Decent web cam

    -Reasonably quiet fan (but not silent)

    -Easy to charge with any USB C charging device.

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

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

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

    NEUTRAL (depends on your tastes)

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

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

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

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

    CONS

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

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

    WHO SHOULD BUY THIS?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Bottom line? I like it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    All around nice laptop and meets my needs.

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

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

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

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

    Would highly recommend this to others

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

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

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

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

    Aug 14, 2021 14:40
  • 9.4score
    Dell - 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.
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  • 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
    10
    HP
    HP - 15.6" Laptop Intel Core i3 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Natural Silver
    Description

    See more. Take it anywhere. With its 6.5 mm micro-edge bezel display, slim and light design, plus 81% screen to body ratio – this PC lets you see more and do more, no matter where the day takes you. Reliable performance for every day: Powerful enough for your busiest days – this PC features an Intel® processor and integrated graphics. Powered up and productive. All day long. Designed for all-day productivity with extended battery life and fingerprint reader technology.

    13 Features
  • Windows 10 Home (S mode): Experience the most secure Windows ever built with fast boot times, increased responsiveness, and added protection against phishing and malware.
  • 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS, micro-edge, anti-glare: The barely visible bezel revolutionizes your display by letting a larger screen fit into a smaller frame.
  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4 processor: Brings the perfect combination of features to make you unstoppable. Get things done fast with high performance, instant responsiveness and best-in-class connectivity.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 256GB PCIe® NVMe™ SSD storage: Get up to 15x faster performance than a traditional hard drive.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: Smoothly stream content and play your favorite games.
  • HP Fast Charge: Go from 0 to 50% charge in approximately 45 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Wi-Fi 5 (1x1) (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) & Bluetooth® 4.2: Stay connected to Wi-Fi and to Bluetooth® accessories with wireless technology.
  • HDMI out: Transmit digital HD video and sound to an external display.
  • HP True Vision HD Camera: Video chat with vibrant clarity, even in low light.
  • Tuned stereo speakers: HP custom tunes the dual speaker setup in every notebook for exceptional stereo quality.
  • 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 Laptop that meets strict energy-efficiency and helps reduce your carbon footprint.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by 74Pacmac, 10 out of 10
    Great customer Service

    I love my HP-15.6" Laptop Intel Core i3. When I was at Best Buy to see the different computers I was getting service from an employee that helped me out a lot to decide which would be my best computer that fits fits my needs. I was very happy with the service and I recommend Best Buy a lot. It is a great place to buy great items.

    Aug 29, 2021 10:21
  • Review by Baylie, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Laptop!

    I was so nervous to buy a laptop online as a Christmas gift to my father, but I’m so happy I did! This laptop is super sleek, fast, & great quality. He absolutely loves it!

    Nov 09, 2021 17:23
  • Review by KnockOut42Degreese, 10 out of 10
    I’m satisfied

    Just got it the other day so haven’t done much on it besides update and stuff but so far so good hopefully it stays that way

    Oct 25, 2021 15:25
  • Review by HPLaptopComputer, 10 out of 10
    HP Laptop Computer

    Very happy with my new HP laptop computer. It fits my needs perfectly at this time. It’s a little wider than I thought I wanted but the numeric keypad is important to me. I utilized Best Buy’s comparison feature online to decide on the computer that I wanted. It was very helpful for me.

    Jul 21, 2021 07:19
  • Review by SYLVIA, 10 out of 10
    Good Buy

    Fast computer

    Great display

    Was not aware laptop Windows was in S Mode. Salesperson did not mention that to me; what it is/is not; any workarounds, etc. It was a complete surprise to me when I started using it at home. I had to learn what it is, benefits, disadvantages, etc.

    I finally figured it all out. I would have appreciated it if the salesperson would have mentioned it to me. Actually, I don't think she even knew or was aware it came in Windows S mode. That would have saved a lot of time and effort on my part.

    Overall, this laptop was a good buy.

    Oct 26, 2021 14:00
  • Review by Applicable, 10 out of 10
    Computer purchase

    Was able to buy and have my sister pickup the computer and printer using the online adding people to pickup purchase. I live in Northern California she is in Southern California so it worked out great for my little sis Bday!

    Oct 17, 2021 14:36
  • Review by generaluser, 10 out of 10
    Good value for multi use

    For a budget laptop this seems high end. If you are a gamer this not for you, but if you want good all round laptop that's easy to move around with then consider this one.

    Oct 15, 2021 20:40
  • Review by adoubleron, 10 out of 10
    Cheap, Loud, but Can't Beat the Price

    For the price, you can't beat this laptop. It is true, it can be loud when the fan is running at 100%, and I agree with others, loudest fan I have ever heard on a laptop. However, it doesn't run at 100% all the time, and only kicks in when it starts up, installing updates or doing more intense activity. Laptop is mainly used for web browsing and it functions great. Came with Windows 10 S mode, easily switched it to the regular mode so I could install chrome and other normal programs / apps.

    Nov 04, 2021 21:46
  • 9.2score
    Dell - Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 14" Touch-Screen Laptop - AMD Ryzen 5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Blue
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Recommended. 4.5/5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Battery life was pretty decent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    - AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Processor

    - 256 SSD storage (could be better)

    - 8 GB of RAM (upgradeable)

    - Integrated AMD graphics (pretty good for integrated)

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

    - USB 3.1 type A ports (x2)

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

    - HDMI port (x1)

    - Headset/microphone combination port

    - Micro SD port

    Additionally, it has...

    - Fingerprint reader for easy sign-in

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

    - Really decent trackpad for a laptop this size

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

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

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

    USABILITY

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

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

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

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

    PERFORMANCE

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

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

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

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

    OTHER FEATURES AND THOUGHTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Things I love.

    - Premium feel

    - Lighted keys provide great convenience in low light

    - Privacy cover for the webcam

    - Nice keyboard that feels great

    - Bright screen with high definition

    - The solid-state drive allows for fast startup

    - The 8GB of RAM makes everything run snappy

    - Active pen compatibility

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

    Things I don’t love.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Overview:

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

    Pros:

    1. fingerprint reader

    2. Nice, clean design

    3. Dell Mobile

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

    5. Light up keyboard

    6. Alexa

    Cons:

    1. Can’t unlock using face

    2. 2 tone color scheme

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

    4. Privacy shutter difficult to slide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jun 16, 2021 10:01
  • 9.2score
    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
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    It's also a great content consumption device.

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

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

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

    16 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • A screen to fuel your dreams: 12.4”⁷ PixelsenseTM touchscreen, signature 3:2 ratio gives you the optimum space to see more, do more, and fuel your dreams.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 processor: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 128GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • The lightest Surface Laptop yet: Take the lightest Surface Laptop with you everywhere at just 2.45 pounds.
  • Power through your day: Up to 13 hours of battery life.² Plus, recharge quickly with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour.
  • Choose your perfect match: Available in Platinum, Ice Blue and Sandstone³ all in a durable, cool metal finish. ³Available colors may vary by market.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in 720p HD camera: Show your best side on video calls, meetings, and virtual get-togethers with the built-in 720p HD camera.
  • Type in comfort all day: Full-size keyboard with large, precision trackpad. Perfect for papers, presentations, emails, and more.
  • Every day, everywhere: Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value.
  • Familiar features and trusted security: Get started with convenient security and the Windows you know⁴. Enjoy amazing sound for music and shows. And, easily connect to other devices and accessories.
  • Get it done with your favorite apps: Collaborate, connect, and do your best work with the must-have everyday laptop. Power through your favorite apps, backed by all-day battery life.²
  • Windows 10 Home in S mode: Do great things with Windows 10.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mal89, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sep 15, 2021 20:43
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Pro 7 - 12.3" Touch Screen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Device Only - Matte Black
    Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    It's also a great content consumption device.

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

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

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

    16 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • A screen to fuel your dreams: 12.4”⁷ PixelsenseTM touchscreen, signature 3:2 ratio gives you the optimum space to see more, do more, and fuel your dreams.
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 processor: Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
  • 8GB system memory for advanced multitasking: Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 128GB solid state drive (SSD): While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Intel® UHD Graphics: On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
  • The lightest Surface Laptop yet: Take the lightest Surface Laptop with you everywhere at just 2.45 pounds.
  • Power through your day: Up to 13 hours of battery life.² Plus, recharge quickly with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour.
  • Choose your perfect match: Available in Platinum, Ice Blue and Sandstone³ all in a durable, cool metal finish. ³Available colors may vary by market.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax): Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
  • Built-in 720p HD camera: Show your best side on video calls, meetings, and virtual get-togethers with the built-in 720p HD camera.
  • Type in comfort all day: Full-size keyboard with large, precision trackpad. Perfect for papers, presentations, emails, and more.
  • Every day, everywhere: Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value.
  • Familiar features and trusted security: Get started with convenient security and the Windows you know⁴. Enjoy amazing sound for music and shows. And, easily connect to other devices and accessories.
  • Get it done with your favorite apps: Collaborate, connect, and do your best work with the must-have everyday laptop. Power through your favorite apps, backed by all-day battery life.²
  • Windows 10 Home in S mode: Do great things with Windows 10.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mal89, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sep 15, 2021 20:43
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium Gold - 8GB - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum
    Description

    Your perfect everyday companion. New 10.5" Surface Go 2 is perfect for keeping up and winding down - delivering tablet portability with laptop versatility, long battery life, a stunning touchscreen, and Windows security for the whole family. Browse, shop, and manage email with ease, relax with your favorite TV shows, and much more.

    14 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Perfectly portable: Starting at just 1.2 pounds (not including Type Cover*), and featuring a new 10.5" touchscreen display.
  • Your fast, everyday companion: For browsing, shopping, emails, homework and more, with battery life up to 10 hours.¹ And charge your Surface Go 2 to 80% in less than 1.5 hours.⁴
  • Stay connected: Includes USB-C™ port and headphone jack. Full HD front- and rear-facing cameras let you make crisp, clear calls to friends and family, or take and share great photos.
  • Get back to email or homework faster: Features Instant On when you open the Type Cover,* and find the power you need thanks to improved standby that extends battery life when you're away.
  • Browse, play, and binge watch: A bigger 10.5" PixelSense™ Display with improved 220ppi resolution, is designed to be viewed, touched, and written on.
  • Premium sound with clear, powerful volume: Includes built-in Dolby® Audio™, perfect for listening to music and audio books, and streaming your favorite shows.
  • Video calls and virtual meetings come to life: With spectacular audio and video with far-field Studio Mics, Dolby® Audio™ sound, and HD cameras.
  • Laptop mode: Work Smart - Connect Surface Go Signature Type Cover* for a great typing experience when and where you need it.
  • Tablet mode: Just write - Take notes and complete homework directly on screen.
  • Studio mode: Express yourself - Adjust the built-in Kickstand to set your perfect angle for drawing, sketching and coloring with Surface Pen.* * Some accessories and software sold separately.
  • Seamless, safe, and secure: Sharing Surface Go 2 with your family is seamless and secure, with parent-managed screen time limits, spending control, and content filtering - plus plenty of space for photos, videos, and music.
  • Windows 10 Home in S Mode: Do great things with Windows 10.
  • Seamless activities for the whole family, securely backed up with OneDrive.: Jot down ideas, write papers, help out with homework, create and practice presentations, and keep it organized across your devices.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ernesto, 10 out of 10
    Slim, portable, premium

    After spending some time with the Surface Go 2, here is my review:

    I really like Microsoft’s Surface Go 2, it is ultra slim, ultra portable, at a fair price. As someone who has the first generation Surface Go (which I also like) I was excited to give this New generation of surface Go a try.

    As far as laptops go, the specs on this device are pretty average. But I can honestly tell you that it handles all my computing needs very well.

    The surface Go 2 is for your average user who wants to check emails, web browse, listen to music, watch videos etc. I purposely tried to push this device as far as it could realistically go, I opened up several webpages, I checked my email, I had like three YouTube videos playing at the same time as well as Microsoft Word open, and it handled everything without any noticeable slowdown.

    I’m sure that this device would not be able to handle professional users who would use this for heavy video editing or Photoshopping big files, And It’s definitely not for gamers as this device would not be able to run most newer games, but for everyone else like me, this device is all I need for what I do.

    A word of advice, The first thing you should do after you boot up your device is to update to the newest Microsoft edge web browser, It considerably sped everything up.

    An accessory that is actually a must, is the keyboard, not only do you add physical keys to the tablet, but it also comes with a trackpad, and it converts your tablet into a true laptop. The keyboard itself is well-built, it attaches to the tablet magnetically, and it doesn’t require any batteries as it draws power from the tablet itself.

    I would recommend the Surface Go 2 over a similarly priced laptop for a couple reasons. This device is ultra slim, ultra portable, and made with premium materials, it is a two in one tablet/laptop, it doesn’t make any noise because it doesn’t have any air vents, and the battery lasts a reasonably long enough time to power the device for a few hours.

    A lot of people will look at the specs and determine that this device is somehow slow or under powered without even trying it out. Like stated in my review that is not the case.

    “Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.”

    Jul 09, 2020 18:35
  • Review by Bren, 10 out of 10
    Excellent blend of a tablet and a laptop!

    To start with, I want to make it clear that I am a Tech Insider Network member and I received this tablet free of charge from Best Buy. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.

    While this might make one think that my review will be skewed, I actually feel I am in a unique position to review this item since I did not make an emotionally charged purchase.

    To begin with, I think it is important to recognize that this specific tablet in the Microsoft Surface Go 2 lineup is probably the minimum-speced choice I would go with for anyone that expects to be able to multitask on this device. The 8gb of 1867mHz speed RAM is the MINIMUM needed to yield a smooth, stutter free experience on a full Windows desktop device like this—4gb ram is anemic in today’s computation world and it is almost a disservice that companies are still offering that little RAM on higher end devices. The storage this offers in the form of 128gb of onboard storage from a Toshiba BG4 SSD with read speeds of 1400mb/s and write of 800mb/s according to my testing is not bad! The real chokepoint of this device I would say is the 2-core, 4-thread Intel Pentium processor. While it is not the slowest processor to be utilized in a Windows tablet, it is definitely going to be the culprit behind any slow Operating System speed and program launch/navigation slowness detectable to the user. Altogether though, this trim of the Surface Go 2 will surpass the expectations of most everyday users. Now let’s talk more about how I think the use experience is.

    First of all, to get the full laptop-like experience out of this, I think that a keyboard is almost mandatory. I have been using the Microsoft Surface Go signature type cover that Microsoft also sent me and I have been nothing but impressed by it. As a matter of fact, it is what I am typing this review on right now. The tablet functionality of the Surface 2 Go is great but to fully utilize the Windows OS a keyboard is the best way to take advantage of it. 2nd, for those who want to get the most out of the tablet functionality of this device, a pen such as the Microsoft Surface Pen is going to greatly enhance that experience. Finally, the IO on this device is minimal in the form of one 3.5mm headphone/speaker jack, a USB-C port, the charging port, and a micro-SDXC port. Thus, to get full usage out of it, I would recommend a USB-C port expander or dock if you need more port needs than what is offered on the device. As for the device itself, I think from the hinge on kickstand, to the Windows Hello log-in feature (similar to face-ID on Apple iOS), to the beautiful bright 1920X1280 screen (with appropriate bezels for being able to use as a tablet without having accidental-touches), this thing is just great to use. It really is so many rungs above other tablets on the ladder of tablet hierarchy.

    Where does this tablet fit into the workflow/use case of a potential user at its price point and functionality? I think really it is for someone who really needs the portability or actual features of a 10.5inch tablet with full Windows 10 accessibility who needs a laptop secondarily. The reasoning for this is that at the price point of this device with the additional purchase of a Surface Go type cover, there are faster, better featured Windows laptops. As such, I would highly recommend a prospective buyer look at whether they need a tablet, a laptop, or something like this that performs moderately well in both roles. A tip I want to offer is that this tablet comes loaded with Windows 10 S, a sort of truncated, Windows-app-only version of Windows 10, so when you are ready to download Google Chrome and other non-Windows suite apps and programs, you will have to take a minute to switch to the normal version of Windows 10—not too difficult but a step that must be taken none-the-less.

    Overall, I think this is an incredibly well built, quality device and will certainly make a good purchase for those who meet criteria I outlined above.

    Jul 09, 2020 12:54
  • Review by GlennT, 10 out of 10
    Great little computer

    TL:DR Overall a great little device, super portable even with the optional keyboard attached, easily fast enough for basic computing!

    Processor- The Pentium 4425y isn't a speed demon at a base clock of 1.7Ghz over 2cores/4threads with no boost, but it sips power, and works for basic stuff (browsing/email/netflix/Youtube) without issues! Scored a 418 single/974 multi on Geekbench 5, and 2162s/4296m on Geekbench 4.

    Ram- It has 8GB of dual channel LPDDR3 1866. Not the fastest memory, or the largest amount, but perfect for basic computing (and its power efficient), any less and you'll really notice once you have a few browser tabs open.

    Storage- The 128GB SSD is just big enough, and quite speedy. Its a true NVME based SSD, albeit a slower one (mine is a Toshiba branded one). I saw a peak of 1.8GB/s reads and 800MB/s writes with crystaldiskmark 6. Better than SATA based SSDs and blows eMMC out of the water.

    Screen- The screen is quite nice, personally I feel like the peak brightness is a bit lower than you'd want to use outside, but the resolution/pixel density is great and the size isn't too small.

    Graphics- Definitely a low point for this device, but the Intel UHD 615 is not really meant for PC gaming. Retro gaming should be fine, it also handles Hearthstone like a champ, but beyond that you can use one of the many streaming services to get a better gaming experience on it. It scored an 833 in 3Dmark Firestrike.

    Network- Hilariously good WiFi, the Intel WiFi 6 AX200. Microsoft did not need to put this good/recent of a WiFi setup in this device, but they did. I have a Ubiquiti AC Wave2 access point, and this little guy connected (line of sight, 15ish ft away) at 1.7Gbps OVER WIFI! (this is Windows reported connection speed, I do not have the ability to do a true throughput test as my gigabit switch will be a bottleneck)

    Cameras- The devices has a much better front facing camera than the junk they're still putting in multi thousand dollar devices from some other device manufacturers, and Windows Hello face login is super fast and easy! The rear camera isn't anything to write home about, but works decently enough.

    “Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.”

    Jul 09, 2020 08:03
  • Review by bckrupps37, 8 out of 10
    Excellent upgrade from original Go

    “Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.” Microsoft was kind enough to send me the Surface Go 2 for review. I originally purchased the Surface Go 1 so I have a good amount of experience using it day to day. The Go 2 has a few upgrades that in my opinion make a difference. First the screen now has smaller bezels and a slightly larger viewing area. It’s an aesthetic upgrade but really makes the tablet look more modern. As far as performance this model has 8gb of ram vs my original model which had 4gb. I strongly recommend buying atleast the mid grade model as i have noticed more speed and less slowdown when using multiple programs or taxing the processor with the additional ram. The front facing camera is also one of the best you will find and works great for conference calls. Unfortunately S mode is app limited but i switched out of that with no noticeable issues. The Microsoft Edge browser is outstanding. They actually have a new version which has lots of homescreen options i have been using. The screen is the best i have used for not showing fingerprints at the expense of some glare. The weight and portability is the reason to buy this and the stand is the best especially for a tablet design without needing a case to provide one. It is impressive how light, portable and functional this is. I also have the keyboard cover and the pen. I do consider the pen optional but to get the full benefits from windows the keyboard realistically isn’t optional. That’s where the 4 stars comes in. None of this is inexpensive and the costs can add up. I do feel a better value would have been to include the Microsoft sleeve in the 2 highest configurations as that would have added some value without including their most premium accessories. Overall i enjoy my original Surface Go and Microsoft did a great job improving the things I thought were weaknesses on the first one. For a student or anyone that loves portability and doesn’t need all the additional power this will definitely do the job and do it well.

    Jul 08, 2020 11:44
  • Review by Todd, 8 out of 10
    A decent alternative to a P.C.

    I recieved this item in return of my unbiased review from the Tech Insiders Network. To start this is a nice alternative for a laptop or p.c., I really like the responsiveness of the touchscreen. The rear kickstand comes in handy as well, especially when using the Microsoft docking keypad/ screen cover. This surface go with its Intel pentium processor is pretty snappy and multi tasks well. This device gets pretty warm to the touch under very light use.

    Battery life is pretty good considering the tablets thin dimensions. Storage of 128 gb is ample in my opinion for software and apps or games. I tend to let my 2 sons use it for school work and myself for surfing the net. I really wish there was a included pen & wireless mouse, but those are a extra cost. I really like the built in face recognition for signing into the tablet. No need for a password with the face recognition, which I really enjoy. The two forward facing speakers are decent.

    I was happy to find out this has wifi 6 built in, and connects seamlessly with my Asus wifi6 router with a speedy connection over wifi. Build quality is very good, seems to be made of aluminum rather than cheap plastics. Overall this a good tablet capable of multitasking easily, but I wou,d reccomend getting a wireless mouse and pen for it as well.

    Jul 08, 2020 16:28
  • Review by Kotor, 10 out of 10
    Powerful and Portable

    I received this product in affiliation with the Tech Insider Network. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews. That I received this product at no cost did not influence my review in any way. My review is based on my opinion and experience using it.

    I am going to focus as much of my review as possible on the tablet functionality, even though I am using it with the Surface Go Signature Type Cover, which is a keyboard/cover accessory that is available as an optional purchase. It is well worth the added expense, and I highly recommend getting both. The Surface Go 2 is an outstanding tablet, but with the keyboard it becomes an even more capable and portable hybrid tablet/laptop.

    Out of the box it is running Windows 10 S, which I immediately converted to standard Windows 10. Most users will want to do the conversion because Windows S is a walled garden OS that limits the user to the Edge browser, and the limited number of Apps in the Microsoft Windows S Store. Most importantly, there are no Google Apps available in Windows S. So if you are a user of Google Apps, like I am, you will immediately want to convert to standard Windows 10. I did not use Windows S enough to compare its performance compared to Windows 10, but I am very satisfied with the overall Windows 10 performance of this device.

    Setup consisted of charging, powering it on, signing on to Wi-Fi, and then Windows. I already have a Microsoft account so I did not need to create a new account.

    Included is a proprietary power adapter that magnetically attaches to the Surface Go 2 charging port. It is an interesting design, and I am still trying to decide if I like it or not. The upside is it attaches securely because of the strong magnet, but also attaches in a smooth way that should not put as much stress on the port as a standard connection. The downside is that it is a proprietary adapter. Fortunately there is a USB C port that can be used to connect accessories and power the device. So it is not necessary to take the power adapter everywhere because the Surface Go 2 can be charged with a, what is now becoming the universal standard, USB C cord. But I did find that a typical 5 watt power adapter did not provide enough power to charge this device, and I had to use a minimum of an 18 watt adapter.

    The high resolution screen looks fabulous and is great for watching videos. I have tested it with Netflix and Vudu, and find the video quality to be excellent. The touch screen is very responsive and works well.

    The build quality and visual appeal are impressive. The aluminum body is lightweight and thin, making it very easy to handle. The kickstand is incorporated into the back of the device, and allows instant and secure adjustment for optimal viewing angles. I want to give the kickstand design a special mention because it is without reservation, the smoothest design I have ever used.

    The speaker sound quality is passable, and typical for such a thin tablet. For listening to videos or music, I use Bluetooth headphones.

    The battery takes about 2 hours to fully charge. I was able to use it all day without having to recharge it until the next day. I would say it lasted me about 8-10 hours.

    There is a Micro SD port if more memory is required than the 128 GB flash memory that is equipped. The Micro SD port is also useful to transfer files between devices.

    ---Conclusion---

    The Surface Go 2 features an elegant and lightweight design that is, as the name implies, easy to take on the go. The Go name describes who this device is for, and what it does best. It is perfect for someone that wants to have power and versatility in a slim, portable tablet/laptop form factor. If you are a user of power intensive applications, then you will need a more powerful device. But the Surface Go 2 has more than enough processing power and memory to handle most day to day productivity and entertainment needs easily.

    Jul 10, 2020 11:46
  • Review by Richtech, 6 out of 10
    Nice size for portability

    Good tablet but definitely not a computer(laptop) replacement. It's slow and lags at times unfortunately all depends what you use it for. Good for emails and light web browsing some movies and on the go light work for in-between times when a desktop or laptop is unavailable. Microsoft should up the processor to i3 minimum for a good overall 10" tablet @64bit.

    Aug 26, 2020 15:34
  • Review by KMiller, 8 out of 10
    Compact and ready to GO, with limitations

    I received this product from Best Buy through their Tech Insider Network Program. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.

    I was very eager to receive and test the Microsoft Surface Go 2 as this was a product I had been “window shopping” for a couple years. After a week of use I must admit I’m not as excited about it as I initially was, but I do think it’s a great product. The Surface Go 2 is impressively lightweight, while retaining a solid build. I love the kickstand design feature and was impressed with its range of motion and its sturdiness. The combination of the kickstand with the signature keyboard cover is what makes the Surface Go 2 a fully functional 2-in-1 laptop. While the signature keyboard cover was also provided for this review, it is not included with the Surface Go 2 and has to be purchased separately. (I can’t imagine owning the Surface Go 2 without it, so it’s unfortunate that it’s not included.)

    Initial set up of the Surface Go 2 was quick and easy. As soon as the device was turned on, Cortana guided me through the set up. I did not care for the limitations of the Windows 10 S mode, but for the purpose of this review I did not switch out of it (because you cannot switch back afterwards). With Windows 10 S mode, you are not able to download Google apps, even Chrome, and, overall, are limited by Microsoft on what programs can even be used on the Surface Go 2. While Microsoft Edge has been improved upon, it’s still not a favorite of mine so this little nuance is problematic for me personally. Outside of this annoyance, the Surface Go 2’s performance is worthy of comparison to a laptop. I opened and used a handful of programs – not all at once – and felt that they all performed the same as they would on a laptop. When watching shows on Hulu, I was very impressed with the speakers and how loud the sound was from them. A pleasant surprise with the Surface Go 2 is that it still contains a headphone jack, especially in a time where this feature is starting to disappear. It additionally contains a USB – type C port and a slot for a SD card, but no USB- type A or micro type B slots. The cameras on the Surface Go 2 are decent, but definitely do not hold water to what most cell phones are capable of. Although not super high quality, the cameras appear to be sufficient for video calls and meetings. The battery life seemed accurate to what is spec’d by Microsoft, which makes this device a great for traveling.

    I wasn’t particularly impressed with the screen resolution, but it is more than adequate for the main uses with this device. In addition, I did feel that the touch screen was a bit finicky and didn’t always respond as accurately as it should – even after re-calibrating it. (I am already considering purchasing the surface pen because of this.) I did have a couple hiccups with an app and web page not opening, which could be a short coming of the Windows 10 S mode, but other than that, I didn’t have any serious issues while using the Surface Go 2 for the week.

    After my short test trial of the Surface Go 2, I’m not sure I would strongly recommend that this be the device for you. It’s considerably more powerful than the average tablet, but it isn’t up to par with the average 2-in-1 laptops on the market today. It falls in an interesting category of needing something light and compact for traveling, while also being capable of running office programs like a PC, but it isn’t going to replace your primary laptop. If you’re not looking to use this device beyond what most tablets can do, then I would recommend looking at non-2-in-1 tablets as they tend to be much cheaper. If you’re looking to use this as your primary 2-in-1 laptop, then I would strongly suggest making sure all the programs you would need access to can be installed and used on this device, without severely inhibiting its performance. If you’re looking for a powerful tablet, with limited PC capabilities, then this might be the perfect device for you to splurge a bit for.

    Jul 13, 2020 10:48
  • 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
    21
    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
    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
    23
    Geo
    Geo - GeoBook 240 14.1-inch FHD Laptop - Intel Pentium Silver Quad Core Processor - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Black
    Description

    GeoBook 240 is a laptop that balances portability and productivity perfectly in a 14-inch form factor, combining a lightweight frame with intuitive design features and a crisp, clear Full-HD screen. Ideal for work or study, with Windows 10 (S mode) pre-loaded and ready to go. Powered by an Intel Pentium Quad-Core processor with 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD, GeoBook 240 will breeze through your daily challenges and includes an M.2 SATA bay in case you want to expand storage further in future. AC Wi-Fi, a 2MP webcam, dual microphones and 2 integrated speakers ensure you have the tools you need to communicate with friends, family or co-workers easily and efficiently.

    5 Features
  • Intel® Pentium® Silver Quad-Core processor: Enjoy more on your computer with an Intel® Pentium® Silver processor which delivers high-efficiency performance at a great value. Great experience for the things you do most, from online browsing and emailing to entertainment.
  • Memory: 8GB system memory for advanced multitaskingSubstantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • Storage: 128GB solid state drive (SSD)While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 5 - 802.11 ac): Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N. Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
  • Dimensions: Weighs 3.11 lbs. and measures 0.8" thinUltraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 2-cell lithium-polymer battery.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NYLuddite, 10 out of 10
    Affordable Laptop with FHD, 8GB RAM, and 2MP Cam

    I was looking for an affordable Windows laptop under $400 for my mom to use for her occasional real estate work, and after a very careful research, I decided on GeoBook 240.

    As my mother is older, I wanted her to have a larger screen. This 14-inch screen was large enough, yet still easy enough to carry around unlike the 15-inch models that weigh 5 pounds or more, which acts more as a desktop replacement vs a portable laptop. The cherry on top was that GeoBook 240 is Full HD, which made graphics appear clearer and brighter than non-FHD models.

    The second factor that stood out was the fact that this has an 8GB RAM vs 4GB RAM, which is a rarity for devices in my budget range.

    Lastly, in the age of Zoom meetings and webinars, a web cam is a necessity. GeoBook 240 came with a 2MP webcam with 1080p vs others that were more expensive with webcam resolution of 720p.

    At $399.99, the specs of GeoBook 240 is unbeatable. Also, when I was helping my mother set up the computer, I noticed that the device had a premium feel to it, which was easier to grip, and the keyboard was nicer than I expected.

    If you are looking for a laptop to do more than emails and browsing the internet without breaking the bank, this is your best bet.

    Aug 08, 2021 17:01
  • Review by Mandyt, 10 out of 10
    Great value and buy!

    Bought this snappy, fast computer and love it, especially for the price point. The keypad is responsive and works as expected. Computer has excellent audio. The display is vibrant, and has great full HD resolution. It’s great gaming for mid-tier games. Light and portable to take with my back and forth to work, and on trips. I’m super happy with this purchase.

    Aug 02, 2021 14:24
  • Review by techguy, 8 out of 10
    Good computer overall

    This computer is a great value for the price. For the money you can't get a better computer with the specs this machine has. The computer comes with Windows S mode and you can turn it off easily. It also can be upgraded to Windows 11 which is quick and easy to do.

    The screen is clear and crisp. It is full HD which is unusual at this price point. The SSD is quick and the 8 gb of RAM is great. Overall I recommend this computer if you get a great sale price. It does not disappoint

    Nov 05, 2021 14:23
  • Review by JLeesa, 10 out of 10
    Excellent value and boots fast

    I loved the price point of this laptop and think it is a awesome value for what you get. My father wanted a laptop that he could watch netflix or hulu on whilst in bed and this does the job perfectly. It boots really fast and is simple to use.

    Oct 22, 2021 19:30
  • Review by BestBuyer1409, 6 out of 10
    Geo book 240 8GB HONEST Review

    Alright so after a few days with the laptop this is my review on it. I’ll go ahead and give you guys the positives first. To begin with, it’s a decent laptop for the price. Build quality is decent overall but I’m not sure I’d recommend it. To begin with, The GEOBOOK 240 has a nice finish on the outside of the laptop and the keyboard is not too bad either. It feels good in the hand and when carrying. The laptop is decent at doing things like watching videos and surfing the web but it can feel a little slow even though it has 8gb of ram. I have not tried running any games on it yet but I really doubt it can run games smoothly since the processor is an INTEL N5030. The laptop gets about 6 hours of battery life on a full charge and takes quite a while to charge (2 hours from 15%.) The Screen is HD and looks pretty clear. The touchpad feels good but it is a little clicky and it feels kind of cheap. One thing that I did notice was that there was Backlight leakage on the laptop I received. I’m not sure if this is a problem with ALL Geo Laptops or just this one. For those who don’t know what backlight leakage is it’s basically what happens when the manufacture doesn’t seal the screen right and light bleeds in through the unsealed spots causing bright spots on the screen . The bright spots are mostly visible on the bottom corners of the screen when I power on the laptop but you can also see them when using apps with dark backgrounds (Netflix for example.) Also when I received the laptop I noticed that the charger wasn’t really packaged correctly. It was out of its plastic package baggy and it looked like they just threw it in the box so I’m not really sure what that was about. Overall, I can honestly give the GEOBOOK 240 a 3 star rating so I’m not sure I’d recommend it. If you need something inexpensive for work or school then this might work for you. If you’re looking for something that can run current games or render videos then this is definitely not it. This laptop is on the cheaper side so it really isn’t a performance laptop. It can definitely handle LIGHT tasks though so it can definitely be a starter laptop for somebody who isn’t really tech savvy.

    Nov 09, 2021 02:56
  • Review by Haypac, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Totally in love! So far I haven't found 1 thing that I dont like about this laptop!!

    Oct 05, 2021 21:37
  • Review by Ms2021, 8 out of 10
    Mylaptop

    It’s a pretty good laptop the fan is pretty loud

    But other then the fan noise it’s nice

    Aug 13, 2021 15:10
  • Review by Lisa, 10 out of 10
    Geo Computer

    We got this as a Christmas present for my son. We did open it and checked it out. We are very pleased with our purchase. I also was grateful that the larger Ram was suggested and now hopefully this computer will last him until at least high school.

    Sep 28, 2021 09:48
  • 9.0score
    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
    25
    Geo
    Geo - GeoBook 120 12.5-inch HD Laptop - Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Purple
    Description

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

    5 Features
  • Intel® Celeron® N4020 Dual-Core processor: Enjoy a computer with an Intel® Celeron® processor. Experience Intel performance with entertainment features and fast connectivity. The Intel Celeron processor delivers performance in a new computer that fits your lifestyle and budget.
  • Memory: 4GB system memory for basic multitaskingAdequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
  • Dimensions: Weighs 3.05 lbs. and measures 0.7" thinUltraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 2-cell lithium-polymer. battery.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 5 - 802.11 ac): Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N. Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
  • Built-in 2.0MP webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Microsoft Teams or other popular applications.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by callmeageeth, 8 out of 10
    Great kids Chromebook Alternative

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

    IN THE BOX

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

    DESIGN

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

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

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

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

    SETUP

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

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

    USE AND PERFORMANCE

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

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

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

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

    BATTERY LIFE

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

    CONCLUSION

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PRO:

    Screen size is nice

    Compact and portable

    Unique color

    Price

    CON:

    Select audience

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

    This was an interesting product.

    Kind of like a Chromebook kind of like a tablet.

    So let's go with physical appearance.

    Nice color

    Lightweight

    Grippy feel

    Has multiple ports to plug in

    Keyboard is nice feeling

    Size is good. Not too big not too small.

    Performance

    For being a small compact performance was decent.

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

    Video conference via Skype was good.

    Mic was clear

    Sound was decent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Specs

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

    Memory – 4GB LPDDR4-2133

    Graphics – integrated Intel 600 graphics

    Screen – 12.5” 1366 x 768p HD TN

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

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

    Network Connectivity – Wireless AC

    Audio – dual speakers

    Webcam – 1080P with dual microphone

    Dimensions – 11.9 x 8.11 x 0.71”; 3.05lb

    Battery – 34200 mWh Li-ion

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

    Design

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

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

    Performance

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

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

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

    Display

    The 12.5” 1366 x 768p (HD) display is perfectly adequate and its pixel density is just fine (125 ppi) for the size. Compare it to a 21.5” 1080p screen and this beats its out by a decent amount (102 ppi). I know seeing 768p can throw you off, but in this case its fine. Its not too bad of a display, and it absolutely fits the budget on the machine.

    However, I do have some issues with the display. In a really bright room the panel isn’t bright enough to not be slightly washed out. The TN panel is an older technology that fits the budget, however it provides really poor vertical off angle viewing. Horizontal off angle viewing isn’t as greatly affected though, which was surprising. I would expect you would want horizontal to suffer more than vertical on a laptop where you are the only viewer. However, I can see screen sharing with siblings as a reason to align the panel for better horizontals. The last issue I have relates to the display housing in the chassis. It is noticeably weak enough to “ripple” the image on the screen along the entire bottom when adjusting the angle or even slightly wiggling the screen. You can also cause ripples along the edges where you grab with even the lightest touch.

    Speakers and Webcam

    The speakers are there. They are very tinny and don’t have a lot of power. I had them at max volume and could talk over them. They are acceptable for limited use, but I would absolutely recommend a headset.

    The webcam does a nice job overall. My GF’s daughter loves to Skype her grandma, so she was thrilled to use the webcam. It does a nice job overall. You do need to stay in a well lit room as it starts to get grainy in low light. The dual mics pick up your voice well, and don’t do too bad with background noise in general.

    Other Thoughts

    So this is my first time running across Windows 10 S. I had honestly never heard of it. It serves as sort of a stripped down Windows experience that is optimized for security and speed. You can’t install 3rd party apps – you can only install apps available in the Microsoft store. Edge is the only browser and it defaults to safe search. The OS appears to have been optimized for lower spec’d systems – I mimicked this experience on my old netbook with a cracked stripped down Win7 build, and it was absolutely the way to go back then. So hopefully Win10 S does the same job of removing some of the system overhead to keep things snappy. If you don’t want or need this protection you can always upgrade (for free) to plain Win10 Home Edition, but you won’t be able to go back once you upgrade.

    Overall

    As an adult with a gaming PC, gaming laptops, a workstation class laptop I can say I am not really the target for this PC. However, I do see the value in a machine like this for a quick runabout or travelling. It is very easy to transport. Where it really shines is with the kids. My GF’s daughter loved it and it didn’t even occur that it was a lightly spec’d machine. She loves getting to use it. As a parent I really like the baked in Office 365 sub, and the walled garden that is Win 10 S. I personally would upgrade it to Home but only because I don’t need those barriers. The only drawbacks I really saw were with the display panel and the speakers. They were the only somewhat underwhelming aspects. Everything else seems great though.

    Sep 14, 2021 01:40
  • Review by softwareEngineer, 8 out of 10
    Daily Driver for the Kids, Family

    The Geo 120 laptop is catered for those looking to perform basic tasks or those who need to run non-demanding Windows applications, all on a budget. The Intel Celeron Dual Core N4020 processor can handle most jobs, but it will definitely feel sluggish overall if you’ve got something much faster at home. This is due to the eMMC storage that performs slightly better than an traditional 7200rpm HDD, but helps keep the overall dollar costs down for the laptop. I think the price vs performance is perfect for our kids in school that are starting to dig into Word or staying connected to their classroom assignments online.

    Although advertised with 64GB eMMC, you’ll have around 25-30GB of usable space due to the Windows installation, so that’s something to think about if you have space requirements. Luckily, you can insert an additional max 64GB MicroSD card for more storage. The 4GB of RAM clearly highlights its weight class, which is to be the best at web browsing or streaming video content, but not all at once. As far as gaming, I was able to give Roblox a test drive, which is currently the game-of-choice for the kids at home. The UHD630 did struggle slightly with frame rates and input response, but it was still playable. Battery life lasted about 7-8 hours under normal basic use.

    There’s a lot to enjoy about this laptop. The keys are very large and tactile and there is just the right amount of “click” with each key press. I like the omission of the touchpad left/right buttons as it is integrated within the touchpad itself. This gives you more touchpad real estate. The screen’s hinge is strong enough to keep it from drooping during sudden movements or adjustments. 1366x768p is a great choice of resolution for a 12.5” screen and also helps increase battery life. The laptop will get a little warm during heavy loads (playing Roblox, for example), but it didn’t bother me. The laptop is very quiet due to its passive cooling method (no fans). The baby-blue color just speaks to the kids! I especially loved that I could charge the laptop (with a laptop-rated charger) through the USB-C port, which means I don’t have to carry it’s proprietary charger around when I travel with it. The front-facing camera is perfect for Zoom calls and the sound output is adequate. It’s lightweight at 3lbs and less than ¾ inch thick when closed.

    There are a couple of things that I wish this laptop had. For one, it would have been nice to have a backlit keyboard. Second, I wish I could upgrade the eMMC storage to an NVMe drive as this would surely give this machine a performance boost. For me, the touchpad doesn’t perform well during small, precise movements. I felt like it lagged or drifted on its own when performing these small adjustments. Also, I am concerned about its durability since its outer shell is entirely made of plastic. I didn’t knock off points for its overall performance because at its price point, it’s actually doing a heck of a job. Lastly, the laptop comes configured in “S” mode, which locks the laptop down to Microsoft approved software, but you can easily switch out of this mode if you choose to do so. I switched out so I could install Chrome Browser.

    I’ve honestly never heard of Geo Computers until I saw this laptop. After visiting their website, I’ve learned that Geo Computers are the largest UK-based supplier of OEM devices. They are part of the Tactus Group and are winners of the 2021 Microsoft Device Partner of the Year Award. And so they grace us with their Geo 120 to compete in the very heavy entry-level laptop class, and it really doesn’t disappoint at its price point.

    Sep 04, 2021 20:23
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    Impressive Value

    The GeoBook 120 is quite an impressive value - especially considering that it comes with 1 year of Microsoft 365 Personal which costs $70 on its own. The GeoBook does not have the streamlined simplicity of a Chromebook, but instead manages to provide a more full featured windows experience at an incredibly low cost.

    The physical build does feel rather plastic and cheap but it functions well and is truly able to meet the entry level needs of most young students. Researching on the internet, word processing, spreadsheet creation, watching Youtube, using Netflix, Video chat, and even very light gaming all work well. The battery will play video for over 3 hours and will allow over 5 hours of web browsing or word processing.

    It is important to note that the GeoBook runs Windows 10 Home in S Mode. This means that only applications from the Microsoft store will download and run on the laptop - which actually improves security of the laptop. The laptop also does NOT have a graphics card, so the GeoBook should NOT be purchased for gaming. BUT, my 7 year old son was thrilled to discover that the computer is able to run Roblox reasonably well.

    The GeoBook comes with about 24 gigabytes of remaining harddrive space, but does have a MicroSD slot that allows up to 64 gigs of extra space. The keyboard feels cheep and rather clunky, but works appropriately. The laptop has a built-in camera, but it is only 2MB and it does not have a physical shutter cover to block the camera. If you are concerned about the security of a camera being pointed at your child every time the laptop is open, you may want to buy a 3rd party cover for the webcam. Also, be aware that the video output is Mini HDMI - so you will need a special cable to output the video to a 2nd monitor.

    Overall I am impressed with the value of the GeoBook and would definitely recommend it to those who want a low cost, but nearly full featured laptop.

    Sep 15, 2021 00:50
  • Review by Mirvana, 8 out of 10
    A great affordable notebook for kids!

    My wife and I wanted to find a laptop that was geared specifically toward low-end, very simple tasks, that we could let our kids have for at home learning. Specifically, they have internet games they can play that help them work on various school subjects. We have other computers, laptops, tablets, etc. at home but most of them are "ours" as parents or are used solely for fun.

    This GeoBook from Geo has been helped fill this role very well. Our kids were SUPER excited to get a laptop "just like yours dad". They are very excited about being able to do things like ABCmouse, Prodigy, etc. and we're happy to have an option that doesn't take up our work computers.

    The notebook itself has some fantastic features for the price, the 64GB of memory is way more than they'll ever use doing what they're doing, the 4 GB of RAM is plenty for light work and internet tasks, the 12.5" screen is a great size for them as well.

    I must say though, the screen itself leaves a lot to be desired. The 768p resolution is actually really good on such a small screen but the colors are extremely washed out and viewing angles, especially vertical, are pretty bad. I've posted a pic for comparison. That said, our kids didn't care, they don't care about things like color accuracy, viewing angles, off axis color shift, etc. They just don't.

    Other than the sub-par screen, this has been a great tool for our kids and we're excited they'll have something that they can own and will be a tool they can use to help them learn at home.

    Sep 06, 2021 16:35
  • Review by MonicaC, 10 out of 10
    Awesome 1st computer

    What an adorable 1st laptop for my nephew. I fell in love with the color and size of this laptop. It’s compact and lightweight. Perfect to carry to school if needed. I bought it more for the aesthetics but this little guy packs a punch. With a free 12 month MS 365 software it was a no brainer. I opened it and gave it a test run. It was easy to use. I recommend this laptop for a child’s (and adult) needs.

    Aug 11, 2021 20:30
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    Geo - GeoBook 120 12.5-inch HD Laptop - Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Blue
    Description

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

    5 Features
  • Intel® Celeron® N4020 Dual-Core processor: Enjoy a computer with an Intel® Celeron® processor. Experience Intel performance with entertainment features and fast connectivity. The Intel Celeron processor delivers performance in a new computer that fits your lifestyle and budget.
  • Memory: 4GB system memory for basic multitaskingAdequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
  • Dimensions: Weighs 3.05 lbs. and measures 0.7" thinUltraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 2-cell lithium-polymer. battery.
  • Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 5 - 802.11 ac): Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N. Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
  • Built-in 2.0MP webcam with microphone: Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Microsoft Teams or other popular applications.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by callmeageeth, 8 out of 10
    Great kids Chromebook Alternative

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

    IN THE BOX

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

    DESIGN

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

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

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

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

    SETUP

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

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

    USE AND PERFORMANCE

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

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

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

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

    BATTERY LIFE

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

    CONCLUSION

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PRO:

    Screen size is nice

    Compact and portable

    Unique color

    Price

    CON:

    Select audience

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

    This was an interesting product.

    Kind of like a Chromebook kind of like a tablet.

    So let's go with physical appearance.

    Nice color

    Lightweight

    Grippy feel

    Has multiple ports to plug in

    Keyboard is nice feeling

    Size is good. Not too big not too small.

    Performance

    For being a small compact performance was decent.

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

    Video conference via Skype was good.

    Mic was clear

    Sound was decent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Specs

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

    Memory – 4GB LPDDR4-2133

    Graphics – integrated Intel 600 graphics

    Screen – 12.5” 1366 x 768p HD TN

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

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

    Network Connectivity – Wireless AC

    Audio – dual speakers

    Webcam – 1080P with dual microphone

    Dimensions – 11.9 x 8.11 x 0.71”; 3.05lb

    Battery – 34200 mWh Li-ion

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

    Design

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

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

    Performance

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

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

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

    Display

    The 12.5” 1366 x 768p (HD) display is perfectly adequate and its pixel density is just fine (125 ppi) for the size. Compare it to a 21.5” 1080p screen and this beats its out by a decent amount (102 ppi). I know seeing 768p can throw you off, but in this case its fine. Its not too bad of a display, and it absolutely fits the budget on the machine.

    However, I do have some issues with the display. In a really bright room the panel isn’t bright enough to not be slightly washed out. The TN panel is an older technology that fits the budget, however it provides really poor vertical off angle viewing. Horizontal off angle viewing isn’t as greatly affected though, which was surprising. I would expect you would want horizontal to suffer more than vertical on a laptop where you are the only viewer. However, I can see screen sharing with siblings as a reason to align the panel for better horizontals. The last issue I have relates to the display housing in the chassis. It is noticeably weak enough to “ripple” the image on the screen along the entire bottom when adjusting the angle or even slightly wiggling the screen. You can also cause ripples along the edges where you grab with even the lightest touch.

    Speakers and Webcam

    The speakers are there. They are very tinny and don’t have a lot of power. I had them at max volume and could talk over them. They are acceptable for limited use, but I would absolutely recommend a headset.

    The webcam does a nice job overall. My GF’s daughter loves to Skype her grandma, so she was thrilled to use the webcam. It does a nice job overall. You do need to stay in a well lit room as it starts to get grainy in low light. The dual mics pick up your voice well, and don’t do too bad with background noise in general.

    Other Thoughts

    So this is my first time running across Windows 10 S. I had honestly never heard of it. It serves as sort of a stripped down Windows experience that is optimized for security and speed. You can’t install 3rd party apps – you can only install apps available in the Microsoft store. Edge is the only browser and it defaults to safe search. The OS appears to have been optimized for lower spec’d systems – I mimicked this experience on my old netbook with a cracked stripped down Win7 build, and it was absolutely the way to go back then. So hopefully Win10 S does the same job of removing some of the system overhead to keep things snappy. If you don’t want or need this protection you can always upgrade (for free) to plain Win10 Home Edition, but you won’t be able to go back once you upgrade.

    Overall

    As an adult with a gaming PC, gaming laptops, a workstation class laptop I can say I am not really the target for this PC. However, I do see the value in a machine like this for a quick runabout or travelling. It is very easy to transport. Where it really shines is with the kids. My GF’s daughter loved it and it didn’t even occur that it was a lightly spec’d machine. She loves getting to use it. As a parent I really like the baked in Office 365 sub, and the walled garden that is Win 10 S. I personally would upgrade it to Home but only because I don’t need those barriers. The only drawbacks I really saw were with the display panel and the speakers. They were the only somewhat underwhelming aspects. Everything else seems great though.

    Sep 14, 2021 01:40
  • Review by softwareEngineer, 8 out of 10
    Daily Driver for the Kids, Family

    The Geo 120 laptop is catered for those looking to perform basic tasks or those who need to run non-demanding Windows applications, all on a budget. The Intel Celeron Dual Core N4020 processor can handle most jobs, but it will definitely feel sluggish overall if you’ve got something much faster at home. This is due to the eMMC storage that performs slightly better than an traditional 7200rpm HDD, but helps keep the overall dollar costs down for the laptop. I think the price vs performance is perfect for our kids in school that are starting to dig into Word or staying connected to their classroom assignments online.

    Although advertised with 64GB eMMC, you’ll have around 25-30GB of usable space due to the Windows installation, so that’s something to think about if you have space requirements. Luckily, you can insert an additional max 64GB MicroSD card for more storage. The 4GB of RAM clearly highlights its weight class, which is to be the best at web browsing or streaming video content, but not all at once. As far as gaming, I was able to give Roblox a test drive, which is currently the game-of-choice for the kids at home. The UHD630 did struggle slightly with frame rates and input response, but it was still playable. Battery life lasted about 7-8 hours under normal basic use.

    There’s a lot to enjoy about this laptop. The keys are very large and tactile and there is just the right amount of “click” with each key press. I like the omission of the touchpad left/right buttons as it is integrated within the touchpad itself. This gives you more touchpad real estate. The screen’s hinge is strong enough to keep it from drooping during sudden movements or adjustments. 1366x768p is a great choice of resolution for a 12.5” screen and also helps increase battery life. The laptop will get a little warm during heavy loads (playing Roblox, for example), but it didn’t bother me. The laptop is very quiet due to its passive cooling method (no fans). The baby-blue color just speaks to the kids! I especially loved that I could charge the laptop (with a laptop-rated charger) through the USB-C port, which means I don’t have to carry it’s proprietary charger around when I travel with it. The front-facing camera is perfect for Zoom calls and the sound output is adequate. It’s lightweight at 3lbs and less than ¾ inch thick when closed.

    There are a couple of things that I wish this laptop had. For one, it would have been nice to have a backlit keyboard. Second, I wish I could upgrade the eMMC storage to an NVMe drive as this would surely give this machine a performance boost. For me, the touchpad doesn’t perform well during small, precise movements. I felt like it lagged or drifted on its own when performing these small adjustments. Also, I am concerned about its durability since its outer shell is entirely made of plastic. I didn’t knock off points for its overall performance because at its price point, it’s actually doing a heck of a job. Lastly, the laptop comes configured in “S” mode, which locks the laptop down to Microsoft approved software, but you can easily switch out of this mode if you choose to do so. I switched out so I could install Chrome Browser.

    I’ve honestly never heard of Geo Computers until I saw this laptop. After visiting their website, I’ve learned that Geo Computers are the largest UK-based supplier of OEM devices. They are part of the Tactus Group and are winners of the 2021 Microsoft Device Partner of the Year Award. And so they grace us with their Geo 120 to compete in the very heavy entry-level laptop class, and it really doesn’t disappoint at its price point.

    Sep 04, 2021 20:23
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    Impressive Value

    The GeoBook 120 is quite an impressive value - especially considering that it comes with 1 year of Microsoft 365 Personal which costs $70 on its own. The GeoBook does not have the streamlined simplicity of a Chromebook, but instead manages to provide a more full featured windows experience at an incredibly low cost.

    The physical build does feel rather plastic and cheap but it functions well and is truly able to meet the entry level needs of most young students. Researching on the internet, word processing, spreadsheet creation, watching Youtube, using Netflix, Video chat, and even very light gaming all work well. The battery will play video for over 3 hours and will allow over 5 hours of web browsing or word processing.

    It is important to note that the GeoBook runs Windows 10 Home in S Mode. This means that only applications from the Microsoft store will download and run on the laptop - which actually improves security of the laptop. The laptop also does NOT have a graphics card, so the GeoBook should NOT be purchased for gaming. BUT, my 7 year old son was thrilled to discover that the computer is able to run Roblox reasonably well.

    The GeoBook comes with about 24 gigabytes of remaining harddrive space, but does have a MicroSD slot that allows up to 64 gigs of extra space. The keyboard feels cheep and rather clunky, but works appropriately. The laptop has a built-in camera, but it is only 2MB and it does not have a physical shutter cover to block the camera. If you are concerned about the security of a camera being pointed at your child every time the laptop is open, you may want to buy a 3rd party cover for the webcam. Also, be aware that the video output is Mini HDMI - so you will need a special cable to output the video to a 2nd monitor.

    Overall I am impressed with the value of the GeoBook and would definitely recommend it to those who want a low cost, but nearly full featured laptop.

    Sep 15, 2021 00:50
  • Review by Mirvana, 8 out of 10
    A great affordable notebook for kids!

    My wife and I wanted to find a laptop that was geared specifically toward low-end, very simple tasks, that we could let our kids have for at home learning. Specifically, they have internet games they can play that help them work on various school subjects. We have other computers, laptops, tablets, etc. at home but most of them are "ours" as parents or are used solely for fun.

    This GeoBook from Geo has been helped fill this role very well. Our kids were SUPER excited to get a laptop "just like yours dad". They are very excited about being able to do things like ABCmouse, Prodigy, etc. and we're happy to have an option that doesn't take up our work computers.

    The notebook itself has some fantastic features for the price, the 64GB of memory is way more than they'll ever use doing what they're doing, the 4 GB of RAM is plenty for light work and internet tasks, the 12.5" screen is a great size for them as well.

    I must say though, the screen itself leaves a lot to be desired. The 768p resolution is actually really good on such a small screen but the colors are extremely washed out and viewing angles, especially vertical, are pretty bad. I've posted a pic for comparison. That said, our kids didn't care, they don't care about things like color accuracy, viewing angles, off axis color shift, etc. They just don't.

    Other than the sub-par screen, this has been a great tool for our kids and we're excited they'll have something that they can own and will be a tool they can use to help them learn at home.

    Sep 06, 2021 16:35
  • Review by MonicaC, 10 out of 10
    Awesome 1st computer

    What an adorable 1st laptop for my nephew. I fell in love with the color and size of this laptop. It’s compact and lightweight. Perfect to carry to school if needed. I bought it more for the aesthetics but this little guy packs a punch. With a free 12 month MS 365 software it was a no brainer. I opened it and gave it a test run. It was easy to use. I recommend this laptop for a child’s (and adult) needs.

    Aug 11, 2021 20:30
  • 9.0score
    27
    MSI
    MSI - GS76 17.3" FHD 360hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i9 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 - 1TB SSD - 32GB Memory
    Description

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

    7 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11: Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your scree
  • 17.3" FHD display: The 1920x1080 resolution with 360hz refresh and 3ms response time boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 32GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB solid-state drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics: Backed by 8GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Sicrashdummie, 8 out of 10
    Best Bang for the Buck! Pros are way over Cons!

    MSI has the best gaming laptops around.

    Pros -

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

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

    3) Very professional appearance for a gaming laptop.

    4) Lightweight for its size and build quality.

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

    6) Super low profile design with tiny bezels.

    7) Thunderbolt 4

    Cons-

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

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

    3) Very temperamental fans.

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

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

    Conclusion -

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

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

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

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

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

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

    runs Raytracing like a dream.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sep 27, 2021 12:45
  • 9.0score
    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
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    MSI
    MSI - Delta 15.6" FHD 240hz Gaming Laptop - Ryzen R7-5800 - Radeon RX6700M - 1TB SSD - 16GB Memory - Black
    Description

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

    7 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11: Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your scree
  • 15.6" FHD display: The 1920x1080 resolution with 240hz refresh and 3ms response time boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB solid-state drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • AMD Radeon RX6700M graphics: Backed by 10GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Ponskippa, 10 out of 10
    MSI and AMD For The Win!

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

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

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

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

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

    The latest high performance CPU: Ryzen 7 - 5800H

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

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

    1TB SSD is huge, fast memory

    16GB RAM

    Wi-Fi 6E (latest version)

    Bluetooth 5.2 (latest version)

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

    Laptop measures only 0.75" Deep

    It weighs just over 4#

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I'd recommend this to others

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Really great performance for such a light weight machine

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

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

    MODEL:DELTA15001

    GREAT (and powerful) MSI DELTA GAMING LAPTOP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PRO’s

    - 240hz Refresh Rate

    - Great CPU / GPU Combo

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

    - GPU with 10GB of VRAM

    - Light Keyboard with ability to change colors

    - Thin form factor

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

    - Wi-Fi 6E / Bluetooth 5.2

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

    SETUP / MISC

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

    SUMMARY / RECOMMENDATION

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

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

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

    --- SETUP ---

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

    --- FEATURES ---

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

    --- PERFORMANCE ---

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

    --- EXPECTATIONS ---

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

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

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

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

    --- VALUE ---

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

    --- APPROVAL ---

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

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

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

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

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

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

    PRO:

    240hz screen is amazing

    1TB SSD

    16GB RAM

    CON:

    Fans are loud and this baby gets hot

    Sep 22, 2021 21:26
  • 9.0score
    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
    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
    32
    MSI
    MSI - GS76 17.3" FHD 360hz Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i9 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 - 1TB SSD - 32GB Memory
    Description

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

    7 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11: Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.
  • Windows 10 operating system: Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your scree
  • 17.3" FHD display: The 1920x1080 resolution with 360hz refresh and 3ms response time boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
  • 32GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming: Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.
  • 1TB solid-state drive (PCI-e): Save files fast and store more data. With massive amounts of storage and advanced communication power, PCI-e NVMe SSDs are great for major gaming applications, multiple servers, daily backups, and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics: Backed by 8GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate - Discover your next favorite game.: 1 month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included. Play over 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, console and mobile. Includes new day one titles, iconic Bethesda games and EA Play on PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Sicrashdummie, 8 out of 10
    Best Bang for the Buck! Pros are way over Cons!

    MSI has the best gaming laptops around.

    Pros -

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

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

    3) Very professional appearance for a gaming laptop.

    4) Lightweight for its size and build quality.

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

    6) Super low profile design with tiny bezels.

    7) Thunderbolt 4

    Cons-

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

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

    3) Very temperamental fans.

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

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

    Conclusion -

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

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

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

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

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

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

    runs Raytracing like a dream.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sep 27, 2021 12:45
  • 9.0score
    ASUS - ZenBook Flip 15 Q538EI 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - GTX1650Ti Max-Q - 1TB SSD - Grey
    Description

    Q538EI-202.BL ASUS Laptop

    9 Features
  • Free Upgrade to Windows 11¹ (when available, see below):
  • Windows 11 Operating System: Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a redesigned and refreshed look. It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. All of it comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
  • 15.6" UHD Touch Panel (3840 x 2160): The 3840 x 2160 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. Energy-efficient LED backlight. Display with OLED UHD, Pantone-Validated & Eye comfort testing by TÜV Rheinland.
  • Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 Processor: Featuring true machine intelligence and a newly designed efficient architecture, the groundbreaking processor learns and adapts to your needs so you can achieve more.
  • 16GB system memory for basic multitasking: Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs at the same time.
  • 1TB "Teton Glacier" PCIe SSD: While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
  • Alexa Built-In: Alexa makes it easy to voice-control your day. Whether at home or on the go, you can ask Alexa to play music, read the news, answer questions and more.
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650Ti Max-Q graphics: Backed by 4GB GDDR6 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.
  • Alexa Built-In*: With Alexa on your PC, you can voice control your day at home and on the go. Just ask, and Alexa can add an appointment to your calendar, turn on the lights, set a reminder, or play today's hits. *Requires Activation
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MGoose, 10 out of 10
    Great build quality and performance

    I am really pleased with the build quality and versatility of the Zenbook. Good performance, plenty of storage and a legit video card that can handle the needs of a casual gamer.

    Pros

    - Build quality is top notch: The hinge that allows the screen to rotate has no play at all. The case does not bend or flex when carried in one hand.

    - Great specs. Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, 1TB solid state hard drive, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti 4GB video card ensure that this computer will perform well for years.

    - Great Storage. The 1TB drive is definitely worth it for the extra space, especially if you plan to download games or have a collection of videos. Having a solid state drive is not only great for performance, but peace of mind (no moving parts to fail or be damaged). With only the preinstalled apps there was a little over 900GB available.

    - Video card can handle most games at the standard 1080p 60fps. This is not a purpose built gaming laptop, but it meets the minimum requirements for a lot of spec heavy games (with reduced texture quality settings). It easily handled Doom 2016 and Wolfenstein II that I downloaded from Steam. Based on the specs it should easily handle Doom Eternal that came out earlier this year.

    - No adapters needed. The Zenbook has an SD card reader, 1 full sized USB-A port, 2 USB-C ports and an HDMI port.

    - Screen is beautiful with a high resolution, vibrant colors, and deep blacks. When I used the HDMI port to connect a second monitor the difference between the 2 screens is night and day (the LED monitor is only a few months old, but looks washed out and dull compared to the Zenbook).

    - Battery life is very good. I regularly get 8-9 hours of use for common stuff like surfing the internet or writing a paper. It can even handle 2-3 hours of video games and does a great job of temperature management under heavy load while using the battery. I love the ASUS utility which allows you to adjust the battery charge settings to extend the battery lifespan if you intend to leave it plugged in for a while.

    - Keyboard spacing and feel are good, it has an adjustable backlight, and even manages to squeeze in a usable number pad with a short cut to the calculator app. Dual purpose F1-F12 / Function keys have useful short cuts such as volume, screen brightness, lock. It even has a cap lock light on the key (num lock, scroll lock are missing).

    Things to Consider

    - Using the Zenbook in tablet mode is a bit awkward due to the weight, stiff hinge, and the keyboard. The keyboard faces out on the bottom of the Zenbook when flipped, meaning you are holding the Zenbook by it is keyboard and if you set it down it lays on its keyboard (this is common on many 2-in-1 laptops).

    - Not a big deal, but I was worried it would scratch my desk when I first looked at it. The screen rotates past the bottom of the Zenbook as it opens, but it has little rubber numbs to keep the edge of the screen or hinge from directly making contact with the surface it is on.

    - Speaker performance is fine for a laptop and on par with others I have owned, but the harmon/kardon label might be a little deceiving. The sound is clear with no distortion at max volume and the dual speakers help widen the sound stage, but it lacks bass and is not loud enough.

    I have owned several Asus laptops and many of their other products (routers, motherboards) - all of which were well built and reliable. Based on the build quality and performance of the Zenbook so far, it will live up to the same standard.

    Jan 01, 2021 18:57
  • Review by BarbM, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful machine when it's fully set up.

    This Asus Zenbook is a very nice machine.

    It's slim and lightweight making it very portable.

    The bezel is minimal giving 15" of screen in the most compact way without sacrificing the number pad or touchpad size.

    The hinges appear to be very strong and capable of holding up long-term.

    The touchscreen is responsive. The TouchPad needed calibrating. Switching between laptop and tablet mode is quick and easy.

    I have spent a few days trying to get the most out of this machine and it's done a good job so far.

    Start-up is super fast with a 1TB SSD. Windows setup was typical and easy.

    The OLED screen is beautiful with clear, sharp colors. The flicker-free low blue light makes it easy on your eyes.

    One of the first things I did after Windows setup and updating was to try a movie stream. This is where I discovered that I would need to spend more time in setup. The sound coming out could not possibly be all this machine with harman/kardan speakers could produce. It took some time to find DTS Audio Processing is the app for that. Upon opening the app, I found that it had not been set to on. In the app, you can set the sound to your personal preference for music, movies, and games. There is also a custom audio option where you can choose spatial stereo sound and enhancements such as bass boost, treble enhance, and vocal boost. After making the adjustments that sound best to my ears, the speakers came to life. Back to my movie. :)

    Video streaming is smooth, with no buffering, no lag, no delay. The colors look awesome without any adjustments. So I next streamed music. I did a little more adjusting with DTS audio program to fine-tune the music and it was enjoyable.

    I have had programs uploading, downloading, and installing while listening to music and/or reading email/browsing the internet and this machine has handled everything like a beast.

    The Nvidia GTX 1660ti, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD are much more than the min. requirements for my gaming needs. I have updated the drivers in the GEFORCE Experience app and set up optimization. After a couple of hours of playing the fans remain quiet but this laptop does get pretty hot, so I would recommend a laptop cooler or someplace that won't be affected by the heat.

    Overall, I really like this Asus Zenbook. It took more time setting up out of the box than any laptop I've owned (which is quite a few), however, once it is fully set up and updated it is pretty awesome and capable of so much. I don't think you'll be disappointed buying this one.

    Jan 01, 2021 10:52
  • Review by benzy, 6 out of 10
    Fast and capable, but not without its flaws

    Hardware Pros:

    • Latest 11th-generation Intel Core i7

    • GeForce GTX 1650 Ti

    • 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports

    • Vents along both sides, bottom and back ensure great cooling performance

    • Screen is bright, high-res (4k) and quite color-accurate

    • Touchscreen is excellent

    • Trackpad is as good as any I've ever used

    • Face unlock is accurate and fast, if a bit pushy

    Hardware Cons:

    • 720p camera is unacceptable in 2020

    • 10-key is smushed into the corner

    • USB-C Thunderbolt ports are only on the right side of the PC, making mouse use by a right-handed person difficult

    • No dedicated buttons for Home, End, PgUp, PgDn - adds an extra, un-ergonomic keypress to key combinations like Shift+Home, Shift+End

    • Small form factor leaves my left palm just off the corner of the surface

    • Screen is 60 Hz, which is not ideal for gamers

    • Keyboard backlight has only 3 levels - dim to somewhat less dim

    • Hinge doesn't open with one hand, and because of the small bezels, you have to grab it right where the camera is to open it

    • In tablet mode, your hands either have to grip onto part of the screen, or hold onto a hard corner

    Software Pros:

    • The MyASUS suite offers helpful features that help tailor the experience to the user. Specifically like the driver update menu and battery health profiles, because being at home all the time means always having the laptop on the charger, and ASUS allows me to set a max charge level to preserve battery life. Pairing your phone to the MyASUS app is better than using the Windows utility designed for the same purpose. Screen mirroring is cool, but doesn't work with all functions of apps.

    Software Cons:

    • No onscreen indicator for NumLock state change

    • No indication of which version of the ASUS Pen this supports

    ~~The Review~~

    I really, really wanted to love the ASUS ZenBook Flip Q538, and at its MSRP, I don't think love is too much to ask. I do *like* the computer, and there are several things about it I really, really like, but it doesn't quite meet the threshold of "love." All-in-all, it's a fast, powerful, good-looking computer with an excellent screen and trackpad, and some small drawbacks that take it from a great computer to a merely adequate one.

    First, a bit about my use case: I, like many others during this time, am working full-time from home, writing and doing calculations in Excel for my specialized field and doing web development and Adobe Creative Suite work as well. I'm also a gamer, though that mostly just means I play Minecraft with my kids. When I can squeeze in an adult-oriented gaming session, I play Stellaris and a few other strategy and FPS games. I look forward to a time when I go back to work in an office, and need to bring my laptop with me wherever I go.

    Here's what I need: A laptop with a great, color-accurate touchscreen, a full-sized 10-key keypad, and the best processor and graphics card I can get in a 15-inch laptop. I also need a great front-facing camera for conference calls, and great connectivity so I can run my extra monitor, speakers, mouse, and sometimes mechanical keyboard from a USB-C Hub plugged into a single jack, if possible, to quickly connect and disconnect when I need to take my laptop with me.

    The ASUS Q538 meets most of those needs with gusto. The 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti are capable enough to handle most games at HD or better settings, and certainly enough for the 5 or 6 games I play most frequently. The Thunderbolt 4 ports are versatile and blazing-fast. Of course, Creative Suite and Office apps run very well, indeed. The touchscreen is bright and quite color-accurate, although its default color settings are touch too saturated for my liking. Being an OLED, it's also not ideal to use with very dark games unless you are in a dark room, because very dark pixels are essentially turned off at all but the highest brightness settings. Speaking of gaming, ASUS is notably mum about the screen's refresh rate and grey-to-grey response time, but I can report it is a 60Hz refresh rate, if nothing else.

    The problems start when it comes to the 10-key, placement of the Thunderbolt ports, form factor and camera. ASUS didn't exactly see fit to include a full 10-key keypad, instead opting to squish the number and calculation keys into the right side while forgoing dedicated Home, End, PageUp, and PageDown keys. These are available using shift+7, 1, 9, and 3, respectively, or by pressing Fn+one of the arrow keys. As a writer and coder, I use Home and End ALL THE TIME, so this is quite a let down. I suspect I will eventually get used to it, but it's not ideal.

    Far less easy to adapt to is the placement of the Thunderbolt ports, on the right side of the laptop about even with the bottom of the keys, exactly where I'd like my mouse to be. This causes a problem because I use a USC-C hub to connect an HDMI cable and up to 3 USB-A devices, meaning the hub sits exactly in the area where I'd like to use my mouse. But hey, if you're a person who uses your mouse left-handed, this laptop may be perfect for you!

    The form factor of this laptop is great for someone who's on-the-go. Its body is about an inch less wide and half an inch less tall than that of my older laptop with the same-sized screen. That's great when it comes to tossing it into a bag and carrying it, but not so much when it comes to resting your hands on it while typing, or holding it in your hands in tablet mode. In the former case, my left palm wants to sit just to the left of the edge of the laptop, which will take some reorienting and getting used to. In the latter case, the touchscreen area comes so close to the edge of the body that holding the laptop in tablet mode means accidentally pushing buttons with my palm, or forcing myself to hold the laptop on its edges, which are not very comfortable in hand. It also means that opening the lid requires you to put your thumb on the exact spot where the camera is.

    My final quibble with the hardware has to do with the front-facing camera. I'm willing to bet the design of this pc was done before the COVID-19 pandemic began, because why else would ASUS see fit to putting an honestly substandard 720p camera in it? I'm more than a little disappointed that my new, expensive computer has me looking just as pixelated as the one I bought 4 years ago. I will say, ASUS's face unlock using the camera is excellent. It's fast and accurate, but the flashing red light that the laptop uses to scan your face can get a little obnoxious.

    All-in-all, though, the laptop is powerful, fast, and looks nice. The screen is excellent and the trackpad is as good as any I've ever used. The aluminum body feels and looks quite premium, and I'm looking forward to using it for a long time to come. I'd love to get an ASUS Pen to use with Photoshop and Illustrator, but ASUS hasn't made it clear which model of its Pen is compatible with this laptop, nor have they made it easy to buy a pen, with "out of stock" warnings at all major stores. I hope they make this clearer soon.

    I haven't opened up the case to look at upgradability yet, but I understand the NVMe SSD is replaceable, while the RAM is soldered to the board. I would prefer to be able to add another 16 gigs of RAM someday, but perhaps that will have to wait for the next PC, when this one is ready to go to my kids. The case opening is held by several Torx screws, by the way, so be prepared to order tools if you haven't already got one laying around.

    Jan 01, 2021 18:50