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Toshiba Satellite P75-A7100

There is no denying the fact that Toshiba Satellite P75-A7100 is a stylish laptop. A quad core i7 processor, elegant finish, aluminum chassis, backlit keyboard, 1080p display (full HD), 4 USB 3.0 port, Sleep-and-Music features are the indicators that this laptop will not be cheap. But, at $800, it looks reasonable well-priced. These days, computer manufacturers are finding new ways of price reduction so as remain in the competition. Main drawback with this laptop is that it is not a touch screen laptop. Toshiba P75-A7100 is a 17.3” non-touch laptop and is intended for those who want a home computer for entertainment purpose. The laptop is powered by Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor and 8GB memory. Satellite P75-A7100 delivers enough performance so that a buyer can think of using it as a desktop replacement solution.   It can enhance our usual productivity due to its strong configuration. This laptop is not a dedicated gaming laptop and doesn’t house a dedicated graphics but is still able to run many latest games quite well. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of the laptop.

Toshiba Satellite P75-A7100 specification and performance

Toshiba Satellite P75-A7100 is Intel core i7-4700MQ powered laptop. The processor has 4 cores and each core operates with 2.4 GHz. Clock speed of the cores can rise up to 3.4GHz, if system demands. Besides this, 4 cores can process eight threads at a time. The processor is paired with Intel HD Graphics 4600. With 8GB memory, it allows photo and video editing, file conversion, 3D designing and other CPU intensive tasks. However, users won’t be able to run all games in 1920×1080-pixels resolution. You can run Battlefield 4, COD Ghosts, Crysis 3 etc in low to medium details and setting. This laptop is excellent for watching movies. The sound is supported by DTS Studio Sound with harman/kardon stereo speakers.

Toshiba Satellite P75-A7100 is installed with 8GB memory which ensures that all of the computing tasks are executed properly.  750GB 5400 rpm hard drive provides enough storage space and comes preloaded with windows 8.1 operating system along with a bunch of other applications and Toshiba proprietary software.

The 17.3 inch TruBrite TFT LED Backlit display of the laptop supports maximum of 1920 X 1080P screen resolution. It comes with Resolution + technology which up converts your standard-definition DVD contents into crisp and more lively pictures that look and feel more like HD in real-time.

The laptop comes with 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports with Sleep and Charge,1 HDMI, 1cVGA, Headphone jack (stereo), Microphone input port with Toshiba Sleep and Music and Microphone jack (mono). Network connectivity features include Gigabit Ethernet , Intel® Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 2×2 AC  With Bluetooth  4.0

Satellite P75-A7100 comes with standard 6 cell lithium ion battery which offers battery life up to 4 hours.

Pros of Toshiba P75-A7100

Stylish, affordable and delivers enough performance

Full high definition screen

Supports Wireless AC

Cons of Toshiba Satellite P75-A7100

Not touch screen enabled

Lenovo Yoga 2 11 – 59401972 2-in-1 Touch Screen laptop

Lenovo Yoga 2 11 – 59401972 2-in-1 Touch Screen laptop offers nice combination of beauty and power.   This 0.7inch thin, 3 lbs. convertible machine houses topnotch hardware and comes with stylish appearance. Yoga 2 11 – 59401972 is an 11.6” device that operates on Windows 8.1. Its 1366 x 768 resolution screen might seem inferior to the 1920X1080p resolution screens but it incorporates IPS panel which offers best viewing angles of all available display technologies and produces most accurate colors. Thus, low resolution of the device, by no means should be a deal breaker. Inside Lenovo 11 – 59401972 laptop there is a quad-core Intel Pentium N3520 processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB of storage space. It also offers enough connectivity features to connect external devices. The laptop comes with front facing high definition webcam (720p). As this is a compact machine, expecting a DVD drive is not a feasible idea. Lenovo Yoga 2 11 – 59401972 is highly portable machine and is quite inexpensive in spite of being integrated with a decent quad core processor. It costs around $500.Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of this 2-in-1 convertible laptop.

Lenovo Yoga 2 11 – 59401972 specs and expected performance 

Intel Pentium 3520M is a quad core processor which operates with base frequency of 2.16 GHz and core frequency can boost up 2.42 GHz. The processor is based on Intel’s Bay Trail platform and is integrated with 2MB of cache memory. Lenovo Yoga 2 11 – 59401972 comes with Integrated Intel HD graphics for Bay Trail processor. The processor is much faster and offers better performance than the earlier netbooks which used to houses Intel Atom processors. The graphics performance is faster than what earlier Intel integrated graphics were able to deliver.  However, it doesn’t mean that Yoga 2 11– 59401972 can be used for anything. It can’t handle all sorts of media editing tasks or high end gaming. It offers performance for day to day computing which include working with office suite, web browsing, social networking, video chatting and watching videos.

For storage, user will get a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, which is great if you want capacity.  However if you are after speed and performance this feature may not satisfy you. Onboard 4GB DDR3L RAM is decent for basic multi-tasking. The hard drive is preloaded with Windows 8.1 and, like many laptops these days, ships with a touchscreen.

The 11.6” HD LED Multitouch touch screen display offers maximum resolution of 1366×768. This Intel Powered 2-in-1 laptop offers ‘ 360 degree Flip and Fold Design’ which means user can switch between Laptop, Stand, Tablet, and Tent modes. The best part of this feature is that there is a unique software that recognizes the mode user is working on and recommends apps that work best in that mode.

When it comes to connectivity, Lenovo Yoga 2 11 – 59401972 offers  one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0, Audio Combo Jack (headphone and mic), micro HDMI-out, 2-in-1 (SD / MMC) card reader. Network connectivity is supported by Lenovo BGN Wireless and Bluetooth

The 4 Cell 34 Watt Hour battery last up to 6 hours once fully charged.

Acer Aspire M5-583P-6423

Acer Aspire M5-583P-6423 touch screen laptop offers a host of features – backlit keyboard, stylish appearance, decent performance and enough connectivity options. Driven by 4th generation Intel core i5-4200U processor, Aspire M5-583P-6423 will suit best to those who are looking for a combination of features in a laptop. Acer has made many desirable features available in this model such as light weight, lots of integrated features, enough performance, a stylish design and decent battery life. Like many Ultrathin laptops and notebooks,  this machine doesn’t offer a DVD drive primarily to make it light weight.  Model M5-583P-6423 supports light media editing, file conversion, office tasks along with home computing. The 15.6” display offers native resolution of 1366 by 768 pixel resolution. The screen resolution and placement of ports may disappoint some users as most the ports sit on the rear edge of the laptop. Still, the price (current price $600) and features ratio of this laptop is pretty good.  Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Acer M5-583P-6423

Acer Aspire M5-583P-6423 specification and performance

The laptop gets its processing power from 4th generation Intel core i5-4200U processor and each core operates with 1.6GHz. The clock speed can rise up to 2.6GHz. It is hyperthreading enabled, which means 2 cores can handle 4 threads at a time.  Acer M5-583P-6423 offers Intel HD 4400 graphics. In combination with 6GB RAM, it promises plenty of performance. You can play most of the latest PC games as well, but in low details and settings. User must know that core i5-4200U is an ULV processor and operates with low clock speed in comparison with core i5-4200M which is a main stream processor and operates with much higher frequency. Thus you can’t expect gaming performance similar to i5-4200M processor. However, for regular computing it is fast enough.

Acer Aspire M5-583P-6423 comes with 6GB DDR3 SDRAM and 500GB hard drive which spins with 5400rpm speed.  SSD or HD+SSD setup is not available in this machine. The 500GB hard drive is preloaded with Windows 8 operating system.

As told earlier, 15.6” LED backlit high definition multi-touch touchscreen supports maximum 1366 By 768 pixels which support upto 720p video playback but not 1080p. To watch full high definition video contents, you need to connect the laptop to a compatible TV or monitor via HDMI port.

As for connectivity, there are two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, an SD card slot, a HDMI port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port.  There is a 720p high definition webcam integrated with this laptop. It offers Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth network connectivity.  The 4 cell lithium-polymer battery last up to 6 hrs and 30 mins., once fully charged.

Pros of Acer M5-583P-6423

Well-built and comfortable to use

Long battery life

Backlit keyboard

Great sound

Cons of M5-583P-6423

Low resolution screen

 

HP Pavilion 17-e135nr

HP Pavilion 17-e135nr has been designed to offer a good balance of features and performance at a reasonable price. The price of this laptop is $500 approx (on sale at office Depot). Pavilion 17-e135nr houses a quad core AMD A8-4500M processor, 8GB memory and a 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive. This laptop is not only able to deliver performance for regular computing but it is also suitable for  photo editing, small video editing, file conversion, watching movies and casual gaming. HP 17-e135nr is a big model and not easy to travel with. It doesn’t have touch screen but its other features are pretty impressive. For instance, it comes with huge memory, offers ample storage space and comes with sufficient number of ports. But the touchscreen feature is missing which becomes handy while using Windows 8 Modern User Interface. Weighing around 6 pounds with a 17.3in screen and a thick profile, it is best suited to those who want a portable, comparatively powerful desktop replacement laptop for the home, which you can move within home.  Here is a brief review about the specifications and performance of HP Pavilion 17 e135nr:

HP Pavilion 17-e135nr specification and performance 

HP Pavilion 17-e135nr is powered by AMD A8-4500M accelerated processor. Each core of the processor operate with 1.9 GHz .  Due to Turbocore technology, the clock speed of some of the cores can rise up to 2.8GHz. It comes with 4MB L2 Cache. Gaming with this laptop is possible; thanks to its Radeon HD 7640G graphics which is integrated graphics but is comparable with entry level dedicated graphics. Graphics supports DirectX 11. User will be able to run a good number of latest PC games quite well as long as they don’t mind playing at low graphics settings and resolution.  Elder Scrolls skyrim, Crysis 3, Dota 2, Borderlands 2 etc are playable on this laptop. HP 17-e135nr is quite fast for everyday work. It is a nice laptop to consider if you want to increase productivity and get some entertainment at the same time. It can stream high definition videos fluently. Laptop display supports playback up to 900p.

HP Pavilion 17-e135nr comes with 8GB DDR3L SDRAM memory, which is also the maximum memory it can support.  1TB 5400 rpm hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system and some other useful applications.

All ports are located at both edges of the laptop. The laptop comes with a built-in DVD burner, three USB ports (two of them are USB 3.0), a VGA port, an HDMI port, a Ethernet port and an media card reader that supports Secure Digital format. The network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11b/g/n WLAN. Bluetooth connectivity is not available with this laptop. There is also a high definition webcam.

The 6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery offers up to 4 hours of battery life, depending upon usage.

Pros of HP Pavilion 17-e135nr 

For the sticker price, user will get a decent processor, enough memory and ample storage.

Cons of HP Pavilion 17-e135nr 

No Touch Screen

Gateway Black 15.6″ NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks

Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks laptop is a non- touch based 15.6” computing solution for under $400 (various online different stores).  Equipped with third generation 1.9GHz Intel Celeron 1005M, it is fast enough for everyday tasks and its battery life is decent as well. This is a Windows 7 laptop. Some people may have concerns about performance of Celeron processor but Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks offers decent performance for regular computing such as typing documents, web browsing, emailing, social networking and watching videos. Gateway NE56R52u comes with 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive which is pretty common in entry level laptop and notebooks. It does have HDMI port and a webcam. However, it lacks USB 3.0 ports. Specifications of Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks make it suitable for home or school work. The weight of the machine is around 5.51lbs, which is little heavy. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of the laptop.

Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks specification and performance

Gateway Black 15.6″ NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks gets its processing power from Intel Celeron 1005M processor which has two cores. The processor is clocked at fixed frequency of 1.9GHz and can’t be tweaked further. The processor doesn’t support Hyperthreading or Turboboost Technology. It comes with Intel HD graphics for ivy bridge processor. Celeron 1005M processor offers much better performance than AMD E1-2100 accelerated processor. With the help of 4GB memory, it will deliver performance for writing, emailing and web browsing. This laptop is fine for video streaming as well. When it comes to gaming, it allows us to play a few games like Dota 2, Team fortress 2, Sims 3, fifa 13 in low details and setting. This laptop is not suitable for high end games as it incorporates a weak processor and graphics.

Gateway NE56R52u is preinstalled with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM and the memory can be expandable up to 8GB.  The 500GB hard drive spins with 5400rpm speed and comes preinstalled with Windows 7 operating system, along with some other software.

The 15.6’ LED backlit high definition screen supports maximum resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels which in turn supports 720p contents but can’t playback full high definition contents. There is an HDMI port which allows you to watch laptop contents in compatible HDTV or monitor.

Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks  comes with a built-in DVD burner, three USB ports (all of them are USB 2.0), HDMI, VGA, audio ports, RJ 45, a media card reader that supports xD-Picture Card, Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick PRO Memory Stick and MMCplus. When it comes to network connectivity, it supports Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN (Atheros HB125). It doesn’t come with Bluetooth support.

The 6 cell 48whr battery offers approx. 4.5hurs of battery life. Despite being a budget laptop, it looks quite stylish and has good build quality

Pros of Gateway NE56R52u-10054G50Mnks  

Inexpensive laptop for everyday use

DVD drive

Cons of Gateway NE56R52u

No USB 3.0

Acer Black 15.6″ V5-561P-6823

Acer Black 15.6″ V5-561P-6823 is a touch screen laptop. This laptop is an inexpensive machine and offers good speed and features.  Weighing around 5.62 lbs, it is little bulkier but not too heavy to lug around on a day to day basis.  Though it is an inexpensive laptop yet it is stylish and comfortable enough if you are going to use it for typing and internet browsing. The touchscreen feature adds flexibility to the laptop as it allows interacting directly and instantly with the things displayed on the screen.  Acer V5-561P-6823 could be a good choice for both, home users and students, as it comes with complete configuration to support regular computing tasks. It is suitable for small office use as well, as it can handle tasks like creating presentations, working with office suite, file compression and media conversion. Other features of Acer V5-561P-6823 are also impressive. It comes with 6GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and houses a DVD drive. There is Bluetooth connectivity as well. The original price of the new laptop is around $600.  Here is a brief review on specifications and performance of Acer Black 15.6″ V5-561P-6823.

Acer V5-561P-6823 specification and performance

Acer V5-561P-6823 runs on Intel core i5-4200u which is 4th generation core i5 dual core ULV processor. Each core operates with 1.6GHz frequency and core frequency can rise up to 2.6 GHz, on system demand. The processor is Hyperthreading enabled, thus, two cores can process 4 threads at a time.  The processor comes with Intel HD 4400 graphics which is integrated graphics and shares system memory.  The graphics core is DirectX 11 compatible. The performance of Intel i5-4200u processor is not as fast as the main stream i5 processors, like i5-4200M, but it offers enough performance for regular computing and tasks such as casual photo editing, audio/video file conversion and light gaming.  Games like Dota 2, Gird 2, Counter Strike Global offensive are playable on this laptop. Older Games like World of Warcraft and Minecraft also run well. Acer Black V5-561P-6823 can stream high definition videos smoothly. As the processor belongs to Ultra-Low-Voltage family of Intel, it is energy efficient as well.

Acer V5-561P-6823 is installed with 6GB DDR3L SDRAM and maximum supported memory is 16GB. It comes with 1TB of hard drive which offers massive storage space. Windows 8.1 is preloaded on the Hard Drive.

15.6” LED backlit multi-touch touchscreen display offers maximum resolution of 1366 by 768 pixel resolution which supports 720p playback. The display will not be able to playback full high definition contents.

Acer V5-561P-6823 offers a built-in DVD burner, three USB ports (one of which is USB 3.0), HDMI, VGA, 1 x Aux Audio and an SD card slot. There is Gigabit Ethernet, Acer Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 + HS. You also get a webcam mounted on the bezel. The 4 cell lithium ion battery offers up to 4 hours of battery life, depending upon usage.

Pros of Acer V5-561P-6823 15.6” laptop

Inexpensive touch screen laptop

Bluetooth

Massive storage

Cons of Acer V5-561P-6823

No full high definition display.

HP Anodized Silver 17.3″ Pavilion 17-e119wm

HP Anodized Silver 17.3″ Pavilion 17-e119wm is a new laptop which has been integrated with a great quad core AMD A10- accelerated processor, plenty of memory and  1TB storage option. The entire package is available at an affordable price of $600. Specs of the machine make this laptop one of the strong contenders in its category.  This laptop is appropriate for home users and students alike who want to play games, edit photo, do light video editing, some 3D design along with internet browsing, work with Office suite and watch videos in both standard and high definition format. No doubt HP Pavilion 17-e119wm is a big laptop which can be considered as a desktop replacement computer. However, 17.3” laptops are not appreciated as much as their 15.6” counterpart, still many people like such laptops because of its roomy keyboard and big screens. The price-features ratio of HP 17-e119wm seems reasonable too. All the necessary ports are present in this laptop. Along with an inbuilt DVD drive, the laptop weighs around 6lbs. Here is brief review about specifications and performance of Pavilion 17-e119wm.

HP Anodized Silver 17.3″ Pavilion 17-e119wm performance and specification

AMD A10-5750M is a powerful accelerated processor with 4 cores. Each core operates with 2.5GHz frequency and core frequency can boost up to 3.5GHz with the help of AMD Turbocore Technology. It comes with 4MB of L2 cache. The accelerate processor or APU is paired with integrated AMD Radeon HD 8650G graphics which supports DirectX 11. Though the graphics is integrated graphics yet it is at par with any mid-tierl dedicated graphics. With 8GB memory, HP 17-e119wm can run power hungry games like battlefield 3, Crysis 3 etc  in low to medium details and settings. However, Games like Fifa 14, SimCity, Counter-Strike GO etc run fluently on this machine.  It can stream high definition videos seamlessly. As the resolution of screen supports up to 1600 by 900 pixels only, the display cannot playback full HD contents.

Pavilion 17-e119wm comes with 8GB DDR3 SDRAM and there is room for further expansion of the memory. It comes with massive 1TB hard drive which offers ample storage.  Windows 8.1 operating, along with other bunch of softwares, is preloaded on the hard drive.  It could have come with a faster hard drive or SSD +HD setup. But user will still get a solid laptop that is pretty decent for a wide range of computing jobs.

As informed earlier, native resolution of the display is 1600×900.pixels only which is just lower than the 1980×1080 pixels (Full HD)

HP Pavilion 17-e119wm comes with an array of ports which include 1 Ethernet, 1 Headphone/Microphone combo, 1 HDMI, 1 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, 1 VGA. There is a SD card reader as well.  The standard 6-cell battery lithium ion battery last up to 4 hours 45 minutes when fully charged.

Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and Wireless LAN

Pros of HP 17-e119wm

Strong performance at affordable price

Massive storage and memory

Cons of HP pavilion 17-e119wm

No touch screen

Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100

Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 Touch Screen Laptop is an exquisite Ultra book that’s designed for those who want a stylish laptop that offers performance as well. It would suit all consumers – home users, students as well as office users. Toshiba E45t-A4100 doesn’t offer full high definition screen. But it comes with thin and light chassis which is made up of brushed aluminum and includes nifty features like backlit keyboard, USB 3.0 sleep and charge, Intel  Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 2×2 AC Plus Bluetooth 4.0. It comes with Intel Core i5-4200u processor which is supported by Intel HD 4400 graphics.  Under the hood you get 6GB of DDR3L-1600MHz and a 750GB, 5400rpm hard drive. It doesn’t offer a SSD or SSD+ HDD setup. Satellite E45t-A4100 is ideal for working with office suite, creating presentations, browsing web, emailing and social networking but it can handle tougher tasks as well.  It can also edit photos and encode/decode media files. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of new Toshiba satellite E45t-A4100:

Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 specification and performance

Toshiba E45t-A4100 is powered by Intel core i5-4200U which is 4th generation ultra-low-voltage processor. It is a dual core processor and each core of the processor operates with 1.6GHz frequency. Core frequency can boost up to 2.6GHz, on system demand. There is 3MB of cache memory available with the processor. E45t-4100 comes with Intel HD 4400 which is an integrated graphics and supports casual gaming. Games like Fifa 14, Dota 2, Team Fortress 2, Tomb Raider etc can run efficiently in this machine. This laptop is not designed for gaming though. As for video playback, watching video on it won’t be a problem.

The 14” LED backlit high definition Touch screen display of Satellite E45t-A4100 supports maximum 1366 by 768 pixels which supports 720p high definition video playback.

This laptop offers 6GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory and 750GB hard drive.  The hard drive is preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system as well as a bunch of other pre-installed software.

The edges of Toshiba  Satellite E45t-A4100 are ornamented with one USB 2.0 port with Sleep and Charge and two USB 3.0 ports. There is HDMI port, Media card reader, RJ 45 and Microphone input port. Considering its size, it offers a good array of features. However omission of inbuilt DVD drive and VGA port may disappoint a few. However, ultrabooks are generally devoid of DVD drive as it puts additional weight to the laptop. As far as network connectivity is concerned, you will get Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 2×2 AC Plus Bluetooth 4.0. and Gigabit Ethernet port. There is an HD webcam as well.

3 cell 50whr lithium polymer battery offers up to 7 hours and 36 minutes. Battery not easy to replace.

Pros of Toshiba E45t-A4100

Long battery life

Backlit keyboard

Wireless AC

Intel WiDI

Cons of Toshiba E45t-A4100

Not full high definition display

No SSD

HP Split 13-g210dx x2 Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop

HP Split 13-g210dx x2 Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop is Windows 8.1 based 13.3” machine which is combination of a tablet, keyboard dock. For some people, convertibles are disappointing as these are too heavy in weight as compared to conventional tablets and expensive too. But there are positive aspects to a convertible laptop as well. If you are using the machine for business purpose, a large tablet is a great way to demonstrate your website and products or take a client through slideshow. Again, you can use HP Split 13-g210dx as a conventional laptop by docking the tablet with full size keyboard. HP 13-g210dx is based on Intel’s fourth-generation Core i5-4202Y Processor. This ULV processor is not a high end processor and comes with onboard 4GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM. The laptop offers 28GB Solid state drive as storage solution and dual battery setup, which further enhances its performance. Current price of the convertible is around $800. Read further to know more about this HP Split 13-g210dx x2.

HP Split 13-g210dx x2 specification and performance

HP Split 13-g210dx is driven by Intel Core i5-4202Y Processor. It is a dual-core processor which can handle four-threads at a time with help of Hyperthreading Technology. The processor has a base clock speed of 1.6GHz and, due to Turboboost Technology, it can achieve maximum speed of 2GHz. Compared to mainstream Core i5 processor,  it doesn’t offer enough power but is able to accomplish all office tasks like working with office suite, making presentations, file conversion, file compression, emailing and web browsing . It also offers performance for video streaming and casual gaming, so that you can entertain yourself during leisure period. Intel HD 4400 supports graphics processing. HP Split 13-g210dx is not suitable for running power hungry applications like 3D designing or CAD applications. If you are after performance then this is not something you should go for.  For this price, you can get mainstream touch screen based powerful laptops which can handle CPU intensive tasks.

The 13.3-inch multi touch Screen display has a native 1366×768-pixels resolution. Though the machine doesn’t offer full HD yet it is not quite bad for the size.

HP 13-g210dx has a 128GB SSD, which comes pre-installed with operating system and other softwares. This convertible PC is definitely not for gamers or for Photoshop users. As users are not going to upload games, 128GB space is enough for rest of the work.

The dock comes with limited number of ports which include 2 USB 3.0, one HDMI and an audio jack.

Unfortunately, there is no video port in the tablet. Network connectivity is supported by Intel 2×2 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth with WiDi. However, there is a HD webcam.

A distinctive feature of the HP Split 13 g210dx x2 is its dual-battery setup. Both, the keyboard dock and tablet, come with 3-cell 33WHr lithium-ion polymer battery each.

Pros of HP Split 13-g210dx x2

Tablet portion is pretty light at 2.36 lbs

Dual battery setup

Support web browsing and productivity tasks

Cons of HP 13-g210dx convertible laptop

Limited ports and connectivity features

Not suitable for high end tasks

Toshiba Satellite C55DT-A5106

Toshiba Satellite C55DT-A5106 laptop is conventional-looking 15.6 inch Satellite model but the display is touch enabled.  Equipped with AMD Quad-Core A6-5200 Accelerated Processor and 4GB RAM, it offers complete computing solution for mainstream tasks. The touchscreen adds extra versatility to the laptop and is useful for navigation. The Toshiba C55DT-A5106 provides enough value for money, especially if you are getting it for under $400. It has a strong quad core CPU, ample storage, a decent touchscreen, keyboard and a wide range of ports and connectivity options. Battery life is also comparatively long.  Toshiba C55DT-A5106 is not only suitable for homes and students; it is useful for small office users as well. Consumers, who want something inexpensive that offers reliable performance, can also consider it. An inbuilt DVD drive is another useful feature of this model. But it adds up to overall weight of the laptop, which is around 5.3lbs. The laptop is not too light but can be carried around. Like other Satellite C55 series, it doesn’t come with metallic cover and backlit keyboard. For this price, we can’t expect such fancy features from it. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of the laptop.

Toshiba Satellite C55DT-A5106 specification and performance

Toshiba C55DT-A5106 houses an AMD A6-5200 APU, 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and AMD Radeon HD 8400 graphics. Each core of the CPU operates with 2 GHz and has 2MB of L2 cache. Toshiba Satellite C55DT-A5106 offers performance for both productivity and entertainment. Day to day works like working with office suite, web browsing, video chatting, making presentation and watching video won’t be an issue with this machine. You can use the laptop for casual photo editing and file conversion as well. It supports light gaming and games like F1 2013, fifa 14, Dota 2, tomb raider, Dead Space 3 etc are playable on the laptop. However, not all games can be played in native resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels.

Toshiba Satellite C55DT-A5106 comes with 4GB memory and the memory can be expandable up to 16GB. 4GB memory is enough for basic multitasking. It is installed with 750GB 5400rpm hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 8.1 operating system.

The 15.6” display of C55DT-A5106 features HD LED backlit touch screen display which supports maximum resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels.

All necessary ports are located at both sides of the laptop which include 1 USB 3.0 port and 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, RJ 45 and audio ports. Network connectivity is supported by Fast Ethernet and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi. It comes with high definition webcam and media card reader as well

The 6 cell lithium –ion battery lasts up to around 5 hours when fully charged

Pros of Toshiba Satellite C55DT-A5106

Inexpensive touch screen laptop

Quad core AMD A6 processor

Ample storage

Cons of Toshiba C55DT-A5106

No bluetooth