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Dell I35673380BLK or i3567-3380BLK-PUS Review

Unlike a lot of inexpensive laptops out there in the market, Dell I35673380BLK compromises very little when it comes to hardware specs. It has everything a user could need to accomplish daily computing tasks. For instance, it comes with 7th generation Intel Core i3-7100u processor, 8GB RAM and 1 TB hard drive. You can expand memory up to 16GB. However, Model: i3567-3380BLK-PUS or I35673380BLK is not a touchscreen laptop. As this laptop runs on Windows 10, you really don’t need touchscreen interface. There are other options for touchscreen lovers. For instance, you can take a look at  DELL I3567-3636BLK-PUS which is a touchscreen laptop and comes integrated with Intel Core i3-7100u processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Both the laptop comes with CD/DVD drive.  These are not high-end laptops and not suitable for high-end PC gaming. Games like Battlefield 1, Mafia3 and GTA V won’t run smoothly on this machine. However, you can play Minecraft, Sims etc. on this machine. Dell I35673380BLK Inspiron laptop comes with integrated graphics. Again, this laptop is not suitable for heavy video editing and 3D designing.

If you are looking for a cheap and affordable gaming laptop, that also supports HD video editing and some 3D designing, then you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 laptop. It offers more powerful Intel core i5-7200u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 memory.  Other features of the laptop include a 256GB Solid State Drive, Full HD display and backlit keyboard.

A solid state Drive is much faster than 5400 rpm hard drive. A full HD display delivers more accurate colors compared to 1366 X 768p display coming with Dell I35673380BLK. The Dell laptop also lacks backlit keyboard. You can replace HDD with Solid state Drive if you have little knowledge about laptop repairing.

However, if you are looking for a laptop with backlit keyboard and Full HD display for home use, you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM. It has Intel core i3-7100u processor and 1TB hard drive but it offers only 4GB RAM (expandable up to 32GB). This laptop offers 4 USB ports including one USB 3.1 type C port. This feature is missing in Acer Model: i3567-3380BLK-PUS.

The15.6” (measured diagonally) display of Dell I35673380BLK supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it supports playback up to 720p but not 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch content in full HD resolution on a compatible HDTV or monitor.

Intel core i3-7100u operates with 2.4 GHz frequency while Intel core i5-7200u operates with 2.5GHz of base frequency and, with the help of Turbo boost technology, the frequency can rise up to 3.1 GHz on system demand. The frequency of the i3-7100u can’t be increased further. Both are dual core processors. As told earlier, Intel core i3-7100u is good for home users, students and for home office use.  However, if you need to deal with HD video editing, some 3d rendering or PC gaming, then a machine with combination of core i5 processor and discrete graphics is more preferable. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 offers you such a combination. However, the Acer laptop is not a workstation grade laptop.

Dell I35673380BLK comes with Integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which can run low end PC games. However, it supports DirectX 12. The Dell laptop comes preinstalled with 8GB DDR4 2400MHz memory and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. There are two memory slots in this laptop. The 1TB hard drive is preloaded with Windows 10 Home 64 bit operating system. You won’t get full version of Microsoft office.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, there is nothing excited about Dell I35673380BLK. You get 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1USB 3.0 port, HDMI, RJ 45 LAN port, headphone/microphone combo and a SD card reader. There is an integrated webcam but the keyboard is not backlit.

The laptop offers both wired and wireless connectivity – wireless connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth. The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

Dell I55675734GRY or i5567-5734GRY-PUS Review

Selecting a good budget laptop could be a daunting assignment, especially if you are going to use it to accomplish specific tasks. Powered by 7th generation Intel core i5-7200u and 8GB RAM, Dell I55675734GRY or i5567-5734GRY-PUS can do little bit of everything. The laptop is fast enough for day to day computing tasks like running office applications, web browsing, watching movies and videos and emailing/skype. It can run latest PC games but all games will not run smoothly on this machine. You can also do some HD video editing and transcoding job on this machine. The laptop supports AutoCAD and Solidworks as well. However, full HD display and a Solid State Drive are preferable for such tasks.  As Dell i5567-5734GRY-PUS is a budget laptop, compromises have been made to make it cost effective. It comes with 1TB 5400rpm hard drive while a solid state drive is known to boost performance to some extent. Again, it comes with low resolution display (1366 X 768) which can’t play Full HD content in 1080p resolution. It also lacks USB 3.1 Type C port.  A full HD display (1920 X 1080) offers you better clarity and perfect colors. If you extend your budget a little, you can get Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is equipped with Intel core i5-7200u processor, 8GB RAM plus NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory.

This Acer laptop comes with 256GB Solid State Drive and Full HD display. Like the Dell laptop, it also comes with backlit keyboard. Please note that Dell i5567-5734GRY-PUS comes with integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which uses system memory. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 costs you little more but you get many extra features useful for PC gaming, HD video and photo editing, 3D designing etc.

Let us go back to the review of Dell i5567-5734GRY-PUS.

Model: i5567-5734GRY-PUS is powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor which operates with 2.5GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz on system demand. The processor has two cores.  Along with 8GB RAM, i5-7200u can do little bit of everything including processing CPU demanding programs as well. However, Dell i55675734GRY is not a workstation grade laptop.

None of the laptops are touch enabled or convertible. With Windows 10, you don’t really need touchscreen interface. However, if you are looking for a touchscreen laptop then you can consider HP 15.6″ HD 1366×768 Touchscreen Flagship Laptop which is powered by Intel core i7-7500u processor (2.7GHz -3.5GHz. and 4MB of cache). It offers 256GB Solid State Drive and 8GB DDR4 RAM.

Dell I55675734GRY is installed with 8GB DDR4 RAM and it supports max 16GB memory. The 1 TB hard drive comes preloaded with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system. If you want to speed up your computer, you can replace the hard drive with Solid State Drive.  You won’t get full version of Windows 10 operating system.

The Dell laptop supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it can support playback in 720p resolution but not in 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on compatible HDTV, Monitor etc.

The laptop offers 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1USB 3.0 port, HDMI, RJ 45 LAN port, headphone/microphone combo and a SD card reader. There is an integrated webcam and backlit keyboard. Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps LAN, 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.1.

The 3 cell 42 whr battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup. However, it depends upon usage.

HP 15-BA061DX Review

If you are looking for a budget laptop that offers little bit of everything, you will find it all in the HP 15-BA061DX. It is not a stylish or thin laptop but it manages to combine power and speed to deliver overall amazing performance. Whether you want a laptop to be used at home or as a mobile companion, this 15-BA061DX will be a great choice for you. Specs of the laptop include an AMD A12-9700p quad core processor, 6GB DDR4 RAM and integrated AMD Radeon HD R7 graphics. It has 1 TB 5400rpm of hard drive. As this is a budget laptop, certain sacrifices have been made to make it affordable. To begin with, it is not a touchscreen laptop. Memory is little low if you are going to use it for video editing or 3D rendering job. The laptop comes with standard display (1366 X 768)p which can’t play content in full HD resolution. If you are more into gaming or want to run resource demanding programs, you can consider Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY which is powered by more powerful AMD FX9800p quad core processor. It has 16GB RAM plus discrete graphics (AMD Radeon M445 Graphics with 4GB GDDR5 memory). It has full HD touchscreen display as well. Furthermore, it comes with backlit keyboard. It supports wireless ac while HP 15-BA061DX supports wireless up to b/g/n. This Dell laptop certainly costs you more but it is worth the money.

HP 15-BA061DX doesn’t come with backlit keyboard and AMD Radeon R7 graphics is the only graphics option for this laptop. You can play many games like Minecraft, Sims 4 and league of legends on this machine. However, games like Call of Duty infinite warfare, GTA V etc. will run in low resolution and settings. If you are more into gaming and multimedia then Dell Inspiron i5565-5850GRY will be a better option.

Another drawback with Model: 15-BA061DX is the VGA webcam while the Dell laptop comes with infrared webcam.

AMD FX9800p accelerated processor operates with 2.7 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.6 GHz. On the other hand, AMD A12-9700p operates with 2.5GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.4GHz. Both are Bristol-Bridge APUs with same die size. Thus, compared with AMD A12-9700P, AMD FX9800p will offer better performance.

HP 15-BA061DX is installed with 6GB RAM. Memory is not user upgradable/expandable. However, if you are looking for similar laptop with more memory, you can consider Lenovo Ideapad 310 80ST001NUS which comes with 12GB RAM. Rest of the specs in both the laptops remains same. This lenovo laptop supports wireless ac and Bluetooth. 1TB hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed and comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home 64 bit operating system. You won’t get full version of Microsoft office with this laptop. All the above mentioned laptops come with CD/DVD drive.

The 15.6″ Bright View WLED-backlit display in HP 15-BA061DX supports max resolution up to 1366 x 768 pixels. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on compatible HDTV or monitor.
Besides HDMI, you also get 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, SD card reader, 1 RJ-45 and 1 headphone/microphone combo port. It has a webcam as well.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps LAN and wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n. The 3-cell, 31 Wh Li-ion offers up to 5 hours of battery backup which depends upon usage.

Dell I5567-7526GRY 15.6″ Laptop Review

Dell I5567-7526GRY comes with excellent features such as 7th generation Intel Core i7-7500u processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive.  For its price, the laptop offers plenty of performance. For instance, you can use it for Adobe Photoshop, Solidworks, and other similar programs. For regular computing, you will get blazing performance. But it is not a touchscreen laptop. Model: I5567-7526GRY is not a 2 in 1 laptop, but you really don’t need a touchscreen laptop with Windows 10. The main drawback of this laptop is it doesn’t have Solid State Drive. The SSD can boost the performance a bit. Also, it offers standard  1366 X 768 TN display. A Solid State Drive is preferable if are going to run photo and video editing program on this laptop. For  HD video editing, 3D designing and PC gaming, you can consider Acer E5-576G-81GD. This budget gaming laptop is powered by 8th gen Intel core i7-8550u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB Solid State Drive. Furthermore, it has full HD ( 1920 X 1080) display. It comes with NVIDIA Geforce MX150 graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory.  You can play almost all latest games on this laptop. It has backlight keyboard as well. Please note that Intel core i7-8550u has 4 physical cores while  i7-7500u has only 2 cores. Again, i7-8550u has 8MB of cache while i7-7500u has 4MB of cache. Thus i7-8550u is much powerful compared to i7-7500u.

Model: I5567-7526GRY  lack discrete graphics and Intel HD 620 graphics is the only option for these machines.  Integrated graphics uses system memory while discrete graphics come with its own memory. Intel HD 620 supports DirectX 12. However, not all latest PC games are playable smoothly on this machine. For instance, to play games like Battlefield 1 and Mafia 3, you need to sacrifice display settings. Else,  you can consider Acer E5-575G-75MD laptop which is also powered by Intel Core i7-7500u processor but has NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 RAM plus 8GB system RAM. It is also installed with 256GB Solid State Drive and comes with backlit keyboard. Furthermore, you will get full HD display (1920 X 1080) with the Acer laptop which is useful if you are going to use this laptop for watching videos or editing photo and videos.

Dell i5567-7526GRY 15.6” laptop supports max 1366 X 768 resolution which can support playback in 720p but not in 1080p.

Intel core i7-7500u processor operates with base frequency of 2.7 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz. It has two cores and, with the help of hyperthreading technology, the 2 cores work as 4 virtual cores. The processor has 4MB of cache. Since the graphics is integrated with the processor, you can’t upgrade graphics.

Model: I5567-7526GRY is installed with 8GB DDR4 2400MHz RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. You can upgrade memory and hard drive if you have some knowledge in laptop repairing. However, prior to upgrading, it is advisable to ask manufacture to know whether you are voiding warranty or not.

The Solid state Drive is preloaded with windows 10 Home 64 bit operating and other proprietary software. It comes with one moth trial version of MS office as well.

Ports and connectivity features are not as impressive as it comes with Acer E5-575G-75MD. The Dell I5567-7526GRY laptop offers 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI and RJ 45 and headphone/microphone combo port. It has SD card reader as well as webcam.  Acer E5-575G-75MD comes with 4 USB ports including USB 3.1 type C port as well.

Wireless  Network connectivity  in the Dell laptop is supported by 802.11 ac and Bluetooth. Wired connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN.  The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, however, it depends upon usage.

Dell I55677161GRY or i5567-7161GRY-PUS Review

Not all budget laptops are built for gaming and multimedia. Dell I55677161GRY or i5567-7161GRY-PUS is an exception to this rule. It’s a powerful laptop that comes with 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB DDR4 RAM and 1 TB 5400rpm hard drive. However, a solid State Drive and discrete graphics can boost the performance a lot but you get what you pay for. It comes with Intel HD 620 integrated graphics which supports many latest PC games like Battlefield 1, Mafia 3 etc.  However, not all games are playable in highest resolution. You can play games like Sims 4 and Minecraft smoothly on this machine. As it is integrated graphics, it uses system memory. Again Dell i5567-7161GRY comes with standard 1366 X 768 pixel display. Full HD display is helpful for HD photo/video editing. With a small increase in your budget, you can get Acer E5-575G-75MD which has same i7-7500u processor but it comes with NIVIDA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 RAM plus 8GB DDR4 RAM (system memory). It has 256GB Solid State Drive as well. The display supports full HD resolution (1920 X 1080). NVIDIA Graphics not only supports gaming but also boosts performance of certain photo and video editing programs.  Both, Dell I55677161GRY and Acer E5-575G-75MD, come with backlit keyboard and inbuilt CD/DVD drive.

However, none of the laptops are touchscreen enabled. If you are looking for a touchscreen laptop, you can consider HP 15 Touchscreen i7-7500U 8GB 256GB SSD Windows 10 Laptop. As the name suggests, this laptop is powered by Intel core i7-7500u processor and has 56GB Solid State Drive. But it comes with only 8GB DDR4 RAM. It doesn’t offer backlit keyboard but you will get inbuilt CD/DVD drive. Getting back to the Model i5567-7161GRY-PUS, the Intel core i7-7500u processor operates with 2.7GHz base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz. It has 4MB of cache. You can’t upgrade processor or graphics.

Dell I55677161GRY comes with 12 GB RAM (8Gb +4Gb) and it supports max memory up to 16GB. The laptop has two memory slots.  The 1TB hard drive is preloaded with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system and trial version of  Microsoft office.

The display of the laptop supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it can play content in 720p but not in 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI, you can watch full HD content on compatible HDTV, monitor or on other display.

The laptop comes with 3 USB ports (including two USB 3.0). Unlike Acer E5-575G-75MD, it lacks USB 3.1 Type C port. Besides USB port, the Dell i5567-7161GRY-PUS comes with one HDMI, SD card reader, headphone/microphone combo and LAN port. It has integrated 720p webcam as well.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100 Mbps Ethernet LAN, Wireless ac and Bluetooth. The laptop comes with 3 cell 42 whr battery which offers battery backup up to 6 hours, depending upon usage.

Dell i3567-5185BLK Review

Nowadays Dell laptops have become very popular because they are reasonably priced and are usually quite generous with specs. Dell i3567-5185BLK 15.6” laptop is a good example of this. This laptop is equipped with 8GB DDR4 RAM (max 16GB), 1TB 5400rpm hard drive and a 7th generation core i5-7200u processor. This combination of hardware can perform day to day tasks with ease and also support CPU demanding jobs like photo and video editing, video transcoding etc. However, you won’t get fast performance from such programs. Solid State Drive is more preferable for such tasks as SSD can access data very fast compared to traditional 5400 rpm hard drive. Another drawback with Dell i3567-5185BLK is that it doesn’t come with discrete graphics and Intel HD 620 graphics is the only graphics option for this laptop. It supports low end games like Minecraft, league of legends, Sims 4 etc., but demanding games like Watch Dogs 2, Battlefield 1, Mafia 3 etc will run in low to medium details and settings. You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor but offers NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 RAM plus 8GB DDR4 system RAM (max 32GB). It comes with 256GB Solid state Drive. Moreover, it comes with Full HD display ( 1920 X 1080) while Model: I3567-5185BLK offers max resolution 1366 X 768p which supports playback up to 720p resolution only. For HD video editing full HD resolution is preferable over 720p HD resolution.

Again, Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 comes with backlit keyboard which is missing in the Dell laptop. As this Acer Aspire is a premium laptop, it costs you more but it’s worth the money you spend on it. None of these laptops are touchscreen enabled. Getting back to Dell i3567-5185BLK, the i5-7200u has two cores and each core operates with base frequency of 2.5 GHz while the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz. It has 3MB of cache memory.

You can easily replace hard drive with a Solid State Drive and get better performance. Else, you can consider HP 15.6″ HD Touchscreen Laptop Computer which comes with more powerful Intel core i7-7500u processor (2.7GHz-3.5GHz), 256GB Solid State Drive and 8GB DDR4 RAM. It is touchscreen laptop as well while Dell i3567-5185BLK is a non-touch laptop.  The HP laptop also offers Intel HD 620 graphics.

Intel HD 620 integrated graphics supports DirectX 12. Dell I3567-5185BLK is preinstalled with 8GB DDR4 RAM and there are two memory slots. The laptop runs on Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system. However it doesn’t offer full version of Microsoft office.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, it is like any regular laptop. You get 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port and RJ 45 port. It also comes with SD card and a webcam. Unlike Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4, it doesn’t come with USB 3.1 type C port and backlit keyboard. The laptop weighs around 5lbs and offers standard keyboard.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet, 802.11 ac Wi-fi. It supports Bluetooth as well. The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

Lenovo Ideapad 110 80UD016QUS Review

Lenovo Ideapad 110 80UD016QUS is an entry level laptop powered by Intel Pentium 4405u dual core processor. The laptop is non-touch laptop and comes preinstalled with 6GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. Considering the hardware, the laptop would be a good choice for day to day computing jobs like working with office application, making presentation, surfing the internet with many tabs, watching videos and movies etc. It comes with low end integrated graphics, so you can’t play high end games like Battlefield 1, GTA V smoothly on this machine. Model: 80UD016QUS is not suitable for HD video editing, 3D rendering and other CPU intensive programs.  If you are looking for an affordable touchscreen laptop that can accomplish day to day computing tasks with ease, support some entry level photo and video editing, video transcoding, small 3D designing etc., then you can consider HP 15-ay191ms touchscreen laptop which has 8GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB hard drive and more powerful Intel core i3-7100u processor. Both the laptops come with CD/DVD burner. None of these laptops come with backlit keyboard.  Lenovo 80UD016QUS has only 2 USB ports ( 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0) while HP 15-ay191ms has 3 USB ports including 1 USB 3.0 port.

However, if you are looking for an i3-7100u powered cheap laptop that offers premium features like backlit keyword and Full HD (1920 X 1080) display then you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM. It has 4GB DDR4 RAM but you can expand memory up to 32GB. It also has USB 3.1 Type C port for fast data transfer. The display of Lenovo 80UD016QUS supports max resolution of 1366 X 768pwhich means it supports playback in 720p resolution but not in 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can view full HD content on compatible external monitor or HDTV. Full HD produces more accurate colors thus enhance your watching experience. It also lacks USB type C port.

Now you may like to know the differences between Intel Pentium 4405u processor and Intel core i3-7100u. Both are dual core processors. Intel Pentium 4405u processor operates with base frequency of 2.1 GHz while i3-7100u operates with base frequency of 2.4GHz. Again, Intel Pentium 4405u has 2MB of smart cache while i3-7100u has 3MB of cache.  Frequently accessed data is stored in cache memory, so bigger cache helps in reducing latency.

Lenovo Ideapad 110 80UD016QUS comes with Intel HD 510 graphich which is a weak integrated graphics. You can’t play high end games smoothly on this machine.  However, games like Minecraft, league of legends, Sims 4 can be played in low to medium settings. If you are looking for affordable gaming laptop then you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is powered by 7th generation Intel core i5-7200u processor ( 2.5GHz-3.1GHz), 8GB DDR4 memory and 256GB Solid State Drive. Solid state Drives are much faster than 5400rpm hard drive. It has discrete NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 memory.  Intel HD 510 graphics uses system memory.  The laptop offers backlit keyboard and has full HD display.  This laptop is suitable for HD video editing as well.

Lenovo 80UD016QUS is installed with 6GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 8GB. It has 1TB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm speed and comes preinstalled with Windows 10.

Ports and connectivity features of the laptop include 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack, 1  HDMI™,1 x RJ45 Ethernet and 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC). The disadvantage of this laptop is that it has only two usb ports. All the above mentioned laptops come with integrated webcam.

Network connectivity of this Lenovo laptop is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet, Wireless ac and Bluetooth. The laptop weighs around 4.8lbs. Lenovo Ideapad 110 80UD016QUS offers up to 4 hours of battery backup.

Dell I3567-3465BLK laptop Review

Considering the features of 15.6” Dell I3567-3465BLK laptop, it is attractively priced at around $400.  But does this inexpensive laptop pack enough punch to be considered among the best?  Let’s take a look at its features. The Dell laptop incorporates 7th generation Intel core i3-7100u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB Solid State Drive. This laptop sacrifices little for all that it offers.  It doesn’t come with backlit keyboard and is not a touchscreen laptop. The laptop is aimed at home users and students but you can use it for small office as well.  If you are looking for a laptop for processing documents and spreadsheets, making presentation, emailing/skype, watching movies and other similar tasks, Dell I3567-3465BLK is well equipped for your requirements.  You can also do some photo and video editing on this laptop. However, to store endless movies and music, you can buy external hard drives. This laptop doesn’t come with backlight keyboard and has a pretty standard display. The display supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768p.You can also consider  Acer Aspire E5-575-375 which is powered by Intel Core i3-7100u processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM ( expandable up to 32GB) and 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. You will get plenty of space to store files. The Acer laptop comes with backlight keyboard and CD/DVD drive. It has full HD display as well which will enhance your viewing experience. Here is a brief review of the specifications of Model: I3567-3465BLK.

Intel core i3-7100u processor is a dual core processor and operates with the fixed frequency of 2.4GHz. Since the processor does not support  Turboboost technology, the frequency can’t be increased further. It has 3MB of smart cache. Dell I3567-3465BLK doesn’t come with dedicated graphics and Intel HD graphics is the only option for this laptop. You can play games like Minecraft, Sims 4 etc smoothly on this laptop.  However, to play games like Battlefield 1 and GTA V, you need a machine with more powerful specs. If you are looking for a budget gaming laptop then Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 could be a good choice. It has a more powerful 7th generation Intel Core i5-7200u processor which operates with base frequency of 2.5 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz. It has NVIDIA Geforce 940MX discrete graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory plus 8GB DDR4 RAM. It also has 256GB Solid State Drive. Premium features like full HD display and backlit keyboard are part of this laptop as well. You can get USB Type C port for fast data transfer.

Dell I3567-3465BLK comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is upgradeable/expandable up to 16GB. However, if you need to upgrade memory, you must ask the manufacturer to make sure that you are not voiding the warranty.

The display of the laptop supports the max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means though you can view content in 720p resolution but 1080p content cannot be displayed. However, it can play full HD content by downscaling it.

Edges of the laptop is arranged with 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x combo headphone / microphone Jack, RJ 45 and SD card reader. It has a webcam as well but the keyboard is not backlit enabled. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 comes with backlit keyboard.

Model: I3567-3465BLK supports both wired and wireless connectivity and wireless connectivity is supported by wireless ac and Bluetooth. The 40whr battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup. It depends upon usage though.

Lenovo 80VE000CUS 2- in-1 laptop Review

If you are looking for a cheap 15.6” 2 in 1 laptop for everyday use, you can consider Lenovo 80VE000CUS 2- in-1 laptop.  For its price, the laptop specs are quite attractive. The system is powered by 7th generation Intel core i3-7100u processor which operates with 2.4GHz frequency.  The frequency can’t be increased further as the processor does not support Intel Turbo-boost technology. The laptop comes with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of hard drive. Other significant features of Model: 80VE000CUS are backlit keyboard and full HD display.  The laptop is useful for day to day office tasks like processing documents, spreadsheets, creating presentations, surfing internet, emailing/skype, streaming movies and videos etc. It also supports some HD video editing and video transcoding job.  However, an i5-7200u processor is more suitable for such tasks.  You can also consider HP 15-bk193ms 2 in 1 signature edition laptop which is currently on sale at Microsoft Store. It is powered by 7th generation Intel core i5-7200u processor, 8GB DDR3 1600 MHz RAM and 1TB hard drive. It also has Full HD touchscreen display but it doesn’t come with backlit keyboard. As it is a signature edition laptop, it is free from preinstalled junk software/bloatware. Here is a brief review about Lenovo Flex 4 80VE000CUS Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop :

Lenovo 80VE000CUS comes with regular hard drive and lacks Solid State Drive. If you are into HD video editing or 3D rendering, you will find SSD equipped laptop more useful compared to 5400rpm hard drive equipped system.  You can also consider Dell Inspiron i5578-0050GRY which is powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 16GB) and 256GB Solid State Drive. It comes with full HD display and backlit keyboard. Furthermore, it comes with Intel realsense feature (Windows Hello enable). This Dell laptop certainly costs you more but it’s worth the money. However, if you need a laptop for regular use,  Model: 80VE000CUS will be able to meet your goals.

Intel core i5-7200u operates between 2.5GHz and 3.1GHz while i3-7100u operates with fixed 2.4GHz frequency. Both the laptops come with Integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which can’t be upgraded further. You can play games like Minecraft, league of legends, Sims 4 etc on these laptops. Other high end games can be played in low resolution and settings. None of these laptops come with CD/DVD drive.

Lenovo 80VE000CUS 2- in-1 laptop is installed with 8GB DDR4 2133MHZ RAM. Memory is not user upgradable. The 1 TB hard drive is preinstalled with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system.  You need to purchase full version of Microsoft office, if required.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, it offers 2 USB 3.0, 1  USB 2.0 (always-on),HDMI, 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC) and Audio Combo Jack. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless ac and Bluetooth. It has integrated webcam as well.

The 3 Cell 52.5 Watt Hour Li-Polymer battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, however, it depends upon usage.

Lenovo – 100S-14IBR 80R900FXUS Review

Lenovo – 100S-14IBR 80R900FXUS is just like another inexpensive laptop which supports basic tasks like emailing, surfing the internet, processing docs etc. It incorporates Intel Celeron N3060 processor which is a dual core processor but not as powerful as Intel core i3 processor. Basically, Intel Celeron N3060 is an entry level processor that supports basic tasks only. It operates with base frequency of 1.6 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 2.48GHz, if system needs it. Model: 80R900FXUS has 2 GB onboard DDR3L RAM but you can’t expand memory.  2GB memory is little low for modern computing requirement.  The laptop comes with 32GB eMMC. However, you can use external hard drive or a SD card to expand your storage. You can also consider Asus L402SA 14” Portable Lightweight Laptop PC which has 4GB RAM. This Asus laptop is also powered by Intel Celeron N3060 processor and has 32GB eMMC. It offers 1 year Microsoft office subscription as well. 4GB memory will be able to increase multitasking performance of the laptop. None of the two laptops come with CD/DVD drive though. Optical drives are given a miss to increase mobility of the laptop. As these are cheap laptops, premium features like backlit keyboard and USB  Type C ports are also missing in the configuration. However, Asus L402SA offers VGA port which is missing in Lenovo 80R900FXUS. None of the laptops are suitable for HD video editing, high end PC gaming and 3D rendering.

Again, Asus L402SA has only 2 USB ports ( 1 USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0) while Lenovo 14” laptop comes with 3 USB ports ( 1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 3.0)

If you are looking for an inexpensive laptop that offers better performance compared to Lenovo 100S-14IBR 80R900FXUS, you may consider HP 14-an013nr. It comes with more powerful AMD E2-7110 accelerated processor which has 4 physical cores. It operates with higher frequency of 1.8 GHz. Four cores along with 4GB RAM definitely offer better multitasking.  When it comes to benchmark, the passmark score for Celeron N3060 is 969 while the same for E2-7110 is 2261.  The HP laptop has better integrated graphics and offers 3 USB ports ( 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0). Moreover, it has Full HD display ( 1920 X 1080) which means you can watch full HD content in 1080p resolution.  However, this HP laptop is not a high end laptop.

The 14” display of Lenovo – 100S-14IBR 80R900FXUS supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it can display content in 720p but not in 1080p. It incorporates Intel HD 400 graphics. With 2GB RAM it hardly support any latest PC games. Note that full HD display produces more accurate colors.

As told earlier, memory is not expandable in this laptop.  However, you can expand storage by using SD card or external hard drive.

Ports and connectivity features in the laptop include 1  USB 3.0, 1  USB 2.0, 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack, 1  HDMI, 1 x RJ45 Ethernet and  4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC). There is a webcam as well. Network connectivity is supported by 10/100MBps Ethernet, Wireless –ac and Bluetooth. The 2 cell battery offers up to 4-6 hours of battery backup, however, it depends upon usage.