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ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-UH51T Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC

ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-UH51T Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC is a touchscreen enabled convertible Laptop powered by Intel Core i5-5200U Processor and has 4GB memory and 500GB Hard Drive. This 2 in 1 laptop is suitable for regular computing operations like typing documents, surfing internet, social networking, Spotify, Skype and emailing. It also supports video transcoding and photo and video editing, however, not appropriate for editing large video files. You can play games like league of legends, Dota 2 and world of Warcraft, Minecraft smoothly on this machine and games like  Call of Duty black ops III in low to medium details and settings. The disadvantage of ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-UH51T is that it doesn’t come with full HD display and doesn’t have SSD or Solid State Drives. Instead it comes with 500GB HDD, 5400rpm hard drive and 1366 x 768 display panel. You can also consider Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5259 Laptop which comes with 128GB SSD and has full HD IPS display panel (1920 X 1080). It has the same core i5-5200u processor and 8GB RAM. As you know Solid State Drives are much faster than traditional 5400rpm hard drive, so you will get better performance with L55W-C5259 but it lacks in inbuilt optical drive. Both the laptops run on Windows 10 . Features like backlit keyboard and Wireless ac are present in Toshiba L55W-C5259 which is missing in ASUS TP550LA-UH51T . Here is a brief review about the specifications and performance of ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-UH51T

ASUS TP550LA-UH51T is powered by Intel core i5-5200u processor which is a dual core processor and operates with 2.2GHz of base frequency. The frequency can be increased up to 2.7GHz as it supports Turboboost technology. The laptop comes with Intel HD 5500 graphics which is integrated graphics and part of the processor. With 4GB RAM, it can accomplish all day to day task smoothly. However, for tasks like photo/video editing and video transcoding, you won’t get fast performance. Rather you can choose Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5357 Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC, if multimedia is one of your main requirements. It comes with 6th generation Intel core i5-6200u processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. This laptop offers you more memory and more storage solution. Also it has Full HD display which is more preferable for HD media editing job. None of these laptops are workstation grade laptop.

Compared to Intel core i5-5200u, Intel core i5-6200u operates with slightly higher frequency of 2.3GHz. It is Turboboost enabled as well and the frequency can rise up to 2.8GHz. Since most games depend on single core frequency,  from gaming point of view, i5-5200u processor is more suitable over i5-5200u. However, for typing docs, web browsing and watching videos, ASUS TP550LA-UH51T is more than sufficient. Although, watching videos and movies in Full HD IPS display panel will enhance your viewing performance.  IPS panel gives you better viewing angle. So you can consider Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5357 as well.

ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-UH51T comes with 4GB 1600GHz DDR3L RAM and, according to ASUS memory is expandable up to 8GB. It comes with 500GB, 5400rpm hard drive which is preinstalled with Windows 10.

The 15.6” display of ASUS TP550LA-UH51T offers max resolution of 1366 X 768 which means it can’t display content in 1080p resolution but it is very much capable of displaying in 720p resolution. As an alternative, you can consider Toshiba Satellite Fusion 15 L55W-C5357 which comes with (1920 X 1080)p display panel.

The ports and connectivity features offered are 2-USB (2.0) port, 1-USB (3.0) port, HDMI output , SD card reader , combo audio jack. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth.

The 38whr lithium ion battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup which is dependent upon usage.

Asus X555LA-BHI5N12

Asus X555LA-BHI5N12 is a 5th generation Intel core i5-5200u based laptop. It is appropriate for home users and students alike, who want a nice laptop not only to get the basic stuff done but one that also supports PC gaming, videos/movies streaming and some photo/video editing work. The laptop offers 1TB hard drive and 6GB RAM. However, it is not a touchscreen laptop and doesn’t come with backlit keyboard. You can also consider Acer Aspire F 15 F5-571T-569T, which is a touchscreen laptop and comes with backlit keyboard. It is powered by 4th generation Intel core i5-4210u processor and 8GB RAM. It offers 1TB hard drive as well.  Though you have to pay little extra yet it’s worth the price. Both the laptops come with DVD drive but none of these laptops are suitable for professional grade 3D designing/animation work.  However, if you are more into gaming, Asus X555LA-BHI5N12 will be a more suitable option as Intel core i5-4210u operates with low base frequency if you compare it with Intel core i5-5200u processor. Though, turbo frequency for both the processors is same. Intel core i5-5200u processor operates with 2.2GHz and speed can rise up to 2.7GHz. On the other hand, the i5-4210u operates with 1.7 GHz of base speed and speed can rise up to 2.7GHz on system demand. The current Passmark score for i5-5200u is 3543 while that for i5-4210u is 3389. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Asus X555LA-BHI5N12.

Asus X555LA-BHI5N12 comes with Intel HD 5500 graphics which is integrated graphics and shares system memory. Even though the processor it is capable of running most of the games, not all games will run in highest details. You can play Dirt Rally and Sims 4 smoothly on this machine but to run games like Fallout 4 you need to reduce the settings. However, it is a decent laptop for Minecraft. Alternatively, you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-52G3 budget gaming laptop which comes with same processor but has discrete gaming graphics (NVidia Geforce 940M with 2GB video memory). It comes with 8GB system RAM, 1TB hard drive and Full HD display. Compared to 1366x768p, 1920×1080 looks far sharper and will make appropriately scaled movies look much better. However, Acer laptop doesn’t come with optical drive.

Asus X555LA-BHI5N12 comes with 6GB RAM and the memory is upgradable up to 12GB. The 1TB hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed and come preloaded with Windows 10. You will get 1 month MS office subscription as well.

The 15.6” display of Asus X555LA laptop supports max resolution of 1366 X 768p. It comes with standard ports and connectivity features which include 1  Headphone-out jack (Audio-in Combo), 1  VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor, 2  USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 ports, 1  RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1 HDMI and 1 SD card reader. The laptop incorporates integrated VGA webcam. Wireless Network connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n but it doesn’t support Wireless ac.

2Cells 37 Whrs battery pack offers up to 5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

Asus X555LA-BHI5N12 is a decent laptop. It is fast enough for everyday computing tasks and offers good storage. It allows casual gaming and some media editing.  However, the laptop is not a touchscreen laptop and doesn’t come with backlit keyboard. If these two factors are important for you then you can consider Acer Aspire F 15 F5-571T-569T which comes with more memory but 4th generation Intel core i5 processor. Read the buyers’ review about the laptop here :

Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-P7HA Signature Edition Laptop

Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-P7HA Signature Edition Laptop is a small compact laptop for basic use. Though it is powered by Intel Pentium N3700 quad core processor yet the processor is entry level quad core processor. It offers enough performance for typing documents/spreadsheets, surfing the web, emailing/skype, OneNote, Spotify, social networking etc., but doesn’t support heavy video editing or CAD software. However, it supports basic photo and video editing and video transcoding but don’t expect fast performance for such tasks. Check buyers’ review here.   The main disadvantage of Acer R3-131T-P7HA  is that it comes with only 2 USB ports ( 1 USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 ) while HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 11-k199nr Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC offers 3 USB ports ( 2 USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 ). None of these laptops come with optical drive and backlit keyboard, which is not unusual.

Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-P7HA comes with conventional 500 GB hard drive which operates with 5400rpm. If you are looking for a Solid state drive equipped similar kind of laptop then you can consider Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1120 2 in 1 laptop which comes with Intel Pentium N3540 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB. Note that Pentium N3540 operates at higher frequency compared to N3700 quad core processor. N3540 operates with 2.16GHz frequency and frequency can rise up to 2.66 GHz. On the other hand, Pentium N3700 operates with base frequency 1.6GHz and can Turboboost up to 2.16GHz. Single threaded programs will get benefited from N3540. However, Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1120 runs on Windows 8.1 which can be upgraded to Windows 10 at no extra cost.

Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-P7HA is installed with 4GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 8GB. Memory type is DDR3L 1600 MHz. It comes with 500GB 5400rpm hard drive with Windows 10 preinstalled on it. It doesn’t come with Microsoft office suite though.

11.6” LED backlit display of the Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-P7HA offers max resolution of 1366 X 768p which means it supports video playback in 720p resolution but not in 1080p. However, with the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on external display. You need to buy HDMI cable separately for this purpose.

Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-P7HA offers limited number of ports and connectivity features. Beside USB ports you will get HDMI, Headphone output/Microphone input combo and LAN jack that supports Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless Network connectivity is supported by wireless ac and Bluetooth. It has webcam and SD card reader as well.

The 4-cell lithium-prismatic battery offers up to 8 hours battery life which depends upon usage.

Final Words

Acer Aspire R 11 R3-131T-P7HA is a decent laptop for its price, however, it lacks SSD. You can also consider Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L15W-B1120 which comes with SSD or Solid State Drive.  SSDs are much faster, durable and consume less energy than a conventional Hard drive.

Toshiba CL15-C1310

Toshiba CL15-C1310 is a small laptop powered by basic Intel Celeron N3050 processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB eMMC. It is a pretty cheap laptop but, for storage, you have to either rely on cloud or on external storage. Requirement of external storage is there because a big part of internal storage and memory will be occupied by Operating system itself. Again, this type of laptop is not suitable for high end tasks. A big no for photo and video editing and latest PC gaming. However, Toshiba satellite CL15-C1310 supports documents typing, web searching, emailing/skype and watching videos. However, you shouldn’t expect speedy multi-tasking from this laptop. Performance of this laptop will be similar to HP Stream 11-r010nr 11.6-Inch Notebook which comes with similar spec and runs on Windows 10. It comes with 1 year Windows subscription as well. None of these laptops come with optical drive which is not usual. Toshiba CL15-C1310 is not a touchscreen laptop and doesn’t come with 360 degree hinge. So you can’t use it in tablet, tent or stand mode.  If you are looking for a budget 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop then you should consider ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP200SA-DH04T 11.6-inch 2 in 1 Touchscreen Laptop which comes with same processor but has 4GB RAM and 64GB SSD. So you will get better multitasking performance as well as more storage. Here is a brief review of specifications and performance of Toshiba Satellite CL15-C1310.

Intel Celeron N3050 operates with 1.6GHz and frequency can rise up to 2.16GHz. It comes with Intel HD graphics which is the only graphics for this laptop. You can’t upgrade graphics. As the laptop comes with weak processor and has only 2GB RAM, you can hardly run latest PC games even at low details and settings. As discussed, Toshiba Satellite CL15-C1310 is pretty basic laptop and you can use it for typing term paper, number crunching, web browsing, watching videos and Skype/emailing etc.

The 11.6” display of Toshiba CL15-C1310 supports max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels which supports video playback in 720p but not in 1080p. However, for such a small display, 1366 X 768 pixels resolution can produce detailed picture.

Ports and connectivity features include 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, Headphone/Microphone Combo port. It doesn’t come with wired connectivity and wireless connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth. The keyboard is non-backlit.  Toshiba Satellite CL15-C1310 is integrated with webcam and SD card reader. 2 cell battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup.

Final thoughts

If you are after small cheap laptop then Toshiba CL15-C1310 is a good choice. However, as told earlier it comes with low amount of memory and storage so you can’t expect much from this laptop. It is not a 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop. If you need 2-in-1 touchscreen 11.6”budget laptop then ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP200SA-DH04T 11.6-inch laptop could be a good choice.

Acer Aspire F 15 F5-571T-569T Signature Edition Laptop

Acer Aspire F 15 F5-571T-569T Signature Edition Laptop is powered by 4th generation Intel core i5-4210u processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive. It comes with full HD touchscreen and backlit keyboard. It can run Office applications, support web browsing with multiple tab, stream HD videos, and some photo and video editing. When it comes to gaming, you can play Minecraft smoothly. However, for Fallout 4, COD Black ops III you need to reduce resolution and settings. Basically, the hardware specs are similar to Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV Signature Edition Laptop. So you can expect similar performance. Currently this Dell laptop as well as Acer Aspire F 15 F5-571T-569T is out of stock at Microsoft store but is on sale at Amazon with little higher price. Back to Acer Aspire F 15 F5-571T-569T, the laptop doesn’t come with discrete graphics and Intel HD 4400 graphics is the only graphics option for this laptop. It comes with inbuilt optical drive which features SuperMulti double layer with M-Disc support. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Acer Aspire F 15 F5-571T-569T Signature Edition Laptop.

Intel core i5-4210u processor operates with base frequency of 1.7GHz and, on system demand, the frequency can rise up to 2.7GHz. It has two cores. It comes with 3MB of cache. On the other hand, Intel core i5-5200u processor operates with higher base frequency of 2.2GHz and can Turboboost up to 2.7GHz. Single threaded applications like PC games are benefitted with higher base frequency. Also i5-5200u is built with 14nm while Intel core i5-5200u built with 22nm . Thus, you will get better performance with i5-5200u. You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-52G3 15.6-inch Full HD gaming Notebook which come with Intel core i5-5200u processor, NVIDIA Geforce GT 940M graphics with 2GB video memory plus 8GB RAM. It also offers 1TB storage. Though it comes with full HD display still it is not touch enabled. It also lack optical drive and backlit keyboard. None of these laptops offer 1 year Microsoft office subscription.

Acer F5-571T 569T is installed with 8GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. It comes with 1 TB hard drive which operates with 5400 rpm speed. Windows 10 is preloaded on the hard drive. As this is a signature edition laptop you won’t find any 3rd part software with the laptop.

The 15.6” touchscreen LED backlight display supports max resolution of 1366 X  768p. It come with a webcam as well. Aspire F 15 series laptops come with blue light shield which allows users to control how much blue light is used to display an image. This feature lets users to reduce levels of blue light to lessen the negative effects of blue light exposure.

Ports and connectivity feature:  2 USB 3.0 (1 powered), 1 USB 2.0,  HDMI, VGA, Headphone output/Microphone input combo and LAN Jack for Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless Network connectivity is supported by Wireless ac and Bluetooth.

Final thoughts

Acer Aspire F 15 F5-571T-569T Signature Edition Laptop is a nice all-purpose laptop unless you expect performance for CAD software or heavy video editing. It can do little bit of everything including small 3D designing and small HD video editing. Else you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-52G3 which comes with 5th generation i5-5200u processor, NVIDIA graphics with dedicated video memory plus 8GB RAM. The dedicated graphics not only enhance gaming performance but also facilitates media editing program.

Dell i5555-1428BLK

Dell i5555-1428BLK is an AMD-7410 powered touchscreen laptop which is appropriate for home and students. It comes with AMD quad core A8-7410 processor which operates with base frequency of 2.2GHz and, on system demand, the frequency of some of the cores can rise up to 2.5GHz. It has 2MB of L2 cache. Dell i5555-1428BLK supports office applications, web browsing, streaming youtube, Netflix and occasional gaming. It also supports entry level photo and video editing. Though it is a quad core processor yet it is not a strong performer and is comparable with 4th generation Intel core i3-4010u processor (According to Passmark Benchmark). Though the laptop is touchscreen laptop still it doesn’t offer full HD display. It can display content up to 720p resolution but not in 1080p. Dell Inspiron i5555-1428BLK doesn’t come with backlit keyboard. If you can stretch your budget a little more, you can get Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV Signature Edition Laptop which is powered by Intel core i5-4210u processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. This laptop is Full HD (1920 X 1080)p touchscreen laptop and comes with backlit keyboard as well.  It also supports latest PC games but not all games are playable in highest settings. Moreover, Dell i5558-5718SLV comes with wireless ac connectivity but Dell i5555-1428BLK doesn’t offer Wireless ac connectivity and it is limited up to Wireless N. Here is a brief review about specifications of Dell i5555-1428BLK.

AMD A8-7410 has quad core processor and each core operates with base frequency of 2.2GHz.  Frequency can Turbo boost up to 2.5GHz. It comes with 2MB of L2 cache. On the other hand, Intel core i5-4210u is a dual core processor, each core operating with 1.7GHz, and the frequency can rise up to 2.7GHz on system demand. Moreover, it has Hyperthreading technology which means two cores can operate as 4 logical cores. Hyperthreading is missing in AMD A8-7410 and you can’t upgrade processor either.

Dell i5555-1428BLK comes with R5 Carrizo graphics which can run low to medium end games like Dota 2 and World of Warcraft, in low to medium details and settings. The graphics uses system memory. If you need budget laptop which offers performance for latest PC gaming then you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-52G3 which comes with Intel core i5-5200u processor (2.2GHz -2.7GHz) 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. It has discrete NVIDIA 940M graphics with 2GB video memory. It also comes with full HD display. However, it is not a touchscreen laptop and lacks DVD burner.

Dell i5555-1428BLK comes with 8GB RAM and the memory is upgradable/expandable up to 16GB. It comes with 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive, preloaded with Windows 10. All the above mentioned laptops are preloaded with Windows 10. However, Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV is a Signature Edition Laptop so you will not find 3rd party software with it.

Ports and connectivity include 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, Kensington lock slot, memory card readers (SD, SDHC, SDXC) and LAN jack. Network connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n, Blutooth and Fast Ethernet. Dell i5555-1428BLK lacks backlit keyboard.

The 4 cell battery offers up to 6 hours battery backup for normal usage.

Final thoughts

Those who are looking for a laptop for regular computing, Dell i5555-1428BLK offers enough performance. However, if you need more performance and want to watch videos in full HD environment then Dell Inspiron 15 i5558-5718SLV Signature Edition Laptop is more suitable option as it comes with full HD display. It also has backlit keyboard.

HP Pavilion 17-g113dx

HP Pavilion 17-g113dx is a 17.3” desktop replacement laptop which is suitable for typing documents, browsing web, watching videos, social networking and video calling/emailing etc. Powered by 5th generation Intel core i3-5020u processor, it also supports small photo and video editing, video transcoding and casual gaming. You won’t get fast performance for such tasks since more memory and full HD display is preferable for HD photo and video editing.  When it comes to gaming, you can run games like Dirt Rally and Sims 4 smoothly on this machine but it will struggle if you try to run Fallout 4 and Anno 2205 etc. HP Pavilion 17-g113dx is not a touchscreen laptop and supports max resolution of 1600 X 900p which can playback up to 720p but not 1080p or full HD content. You can also consider HP Pavilion 17-f233 which is a touchscreen laptop and comes with Intel core i5-5200u processor, 12GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. It also comes with full HD display panel (1920 X 1080). However, it is Windows 8.1 refurbished laptop and will cost you around $500. You can upgrade it to Windows 10 at no extra cost. This laptop also supports games like Fallout 4 and Call of Duty Black ops III but you may need to turn off extra and fancy features. However, for home users, HP 17-g113dx offers more than enough performance. As discussed earlier, it is not a touchscreen enabled laptop.

Thus, if you are looking for a touchscreen laptop with same hardware specifications, you can consider HP Pavilion 17-g140 which comes with similar specs as Pavilion 17-g113dx. Only difference between the two is that the former is touch-enabled while HP 17-g113dx is not a touchscreen laptop. None of these laptops come with backlit keyboard but both have DVD drive. Here is a brief review about specifications of HP Pavilion 17-g113dx.

Pavilion 17-g113dx comes with Intel core i3-5020u processor which operates with fixed 2.2GHz frequency. Unlike Intel core i5-5200u, the frequency can’t be increased further. On the other hand, Intel core i5-5200u operates with 2.2 GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 2.7GHz on system demand. Both the processors are dual core processor and have 3MB of processor level cache.

Model: 17-g113dx comes with integrated Intel HD 5500 graphics which is the only graphics option for it. It has 6GB RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. The laptop comes with 1TB, 5400rpm hard drive, preinstalled with Windows 10. It doesn’t come with MS office subscription and you need to buy Microsoft Office Suite separately.

Ports and connectivity features include Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 (LAN) and 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. It comes with HD webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Ethernet LAN and Wireless ac. Audio is supported by bang & olufsen PLAY.

HP Pavilion 17-g113dx comes with 4-cell 41WHr battery pack which provides up to 4 hours of battery backup on single charge.

Final thoughts

HP 17-g113dx is a decent desktop replacement laptop for home. However, if you need to work with CPU intensive tasks, like photo and video editing, then HP 17-f233 or similar laptop will be more suitable option as it comes with more memory, stronger processor and full HD display.

HP ENVY 15-u499nr Convertible Signature Edition 2 in 1 Laptop

HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15-u499nr Signature Edition 2 in 1 Laptop comes with decent price/features ratio. It incorporates an Intel core i7-6500u processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive. It is not only zippier enough for daily tasks but can also support CPU intensive tasks like photo and video editing, video transcoding and small 3D designing/Animation. However, it is not a workstation grade laptop. The i7 processor it uses is a dual core processor and is powerful enough to accomplish office tasks smoothly along with day to day computing. Basically, it is Windows 10 version of HP Envy 15-u399nr, so performance of 15-u499nr will be similar to 15-u399nr. Envy 15-u399nr comes with 5th generation Intel core i7-5500u processor while HP 15-u499nr comes with Intel core i7-6500u processor. However, in real life, you will hardly notice any difference in performance. Both the laptops come with 8GB RAM and 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive and offer premium features like backlit keyboard and Wireless ac support.  The main competitor of HP Envy 15-u499nr is Lenovo Flex 3 80R40006US 2 in 1 laptop which comes with same hardware specification but it has anti-glare Full HD display. It also comes with backlit keyboard. None of these laptops come with inbuilt optical drive.  Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15-u499nr:

Intel core i7-6500u processor is a dual core processor operating with 2.5GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz on system demand. It comes with 4MB of cache memory while Intel core i7-5500u processor operates with 2.4GHz of base frequency and frequency can rise up to 3 GHz in turbo mode. It has 4MB of cache memory as well.

HP 15-u499nr comes with Intel HD 520 graphics. The graphics is integrated and is part of the processor. You can’t upgrade graphics. However, it is capable of running high end games like Fallout 4 and Anno 2205 in low resolution and settings. The laptop comes with 8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16 GB. It comes with 1TB 5400rpm hard drive preinstalled with Windows 10.

If you are looking for more memory, you can consider HP Envy 15.6 Inch x360 Convertible 2 in 1 Laptop with 12GB RAM. Other features in this laptop are similar to HP Envy u499nr.

As Envy 15-u499nr is signature edition laptop from HP, you won’t find third party software with it.

Ports and connectivity features include 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, HDMI, Headphone output/Microphone input combo and RJ45 LAN Jack. It comes with HD webcam. It doesn’t feature Intel Realsense 3D webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Wireless-ac, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet. The 4 cell battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup.

Dell Inspiron i3543-4975BLK Signature Edition Laptop

Dell Inspiron 3543 i3543-4975BLK Signature Edition Laptop is 5th generation Intel core i3-5005u powered touchscreen laptop which can accomplish day to day computing tasks smoothly.  This laptop can be used for writing term papers, number crunching, web browsing, skype/emailing, social networking and other similar tasks. It also supports casual gaming but high end games like Fall out 4 and Assassin’s creed syndicate will struggle, even at low settings. But you can play Minecraft and Fifa 15 in low to medium details and setting. Dell i3543-4975BLK supports basic photo and video editing as well. However, it offers only 4GB RAM and more RAM is preferable if you are using the laptop for media editing. You can also consider Dell Inspiron 15 i5548-1671SLV Signature Edition Laptop which comes with 8GB RAM and more powerful Intel core i5-5200u processor. You will get better performance compared to i3543-4975BLK. Inspiron i5548-1671SLV also comes with backlit keyboard which is missing in i3543-4975BLK. However, i5548-1671SLV doesn’t offer inbuilt optical drive while Dell i3543-4975BLK comes with DVD read/writer as optical drive. Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of Dell Inspiron 3543 i3543-4975BLK.

Intel core i3-5005u operates with 2 GHz of fixed frequency and frequency can’t be increased further. However, Intel core i5-5200u operates with 2.2GHz of fixed frequency and the frequency can rise up to 2.7GHz on system demand. Both the processors have dual core and belong to 5th generation Intel core processors and come with 3MB of cache memory.

Both, Dell i3543-4975BLK and Dell i5548-1671SLV, don’t have discrete graphics. Discrete graphics not only enhances the PC gaming but the cores of the graphics help in media editing programs as well. So, if you are more into gaming and media editing jobs then Acer Aspire E 15 E5-573G-52G3 budget gaming laptop will be more suitable option for you. It is powered by Intel core i5-5200u processor, NVIDIA Geforce 940M graphics with 2 GB video memory and 8GB RAM. It also comes with 1TB hard drive.  Dell i3543-4975BLK offers only 4GB RAM.  This Acer laptop comes with full HD display while the display of Dell i3543-4975BLK supports max resolution 1366 X 768 pixels which supports video playback in 720p but not in 1080p. With the help of HDMI you can watch full HD content on compatible TV or monitor. However, you need to buy HDMI cable separately for this purpose.

Dell Inspiron 3543 i3543-4975BLK Signature Edition laptop is shipped with 4GB DDR3L RAM and the memory is expandable up to 8GB. It comes with 1TB 5400rpm hard drive preinstalled with Windows 10. It doesn’t come with Microsoft Office Suite.

Ports and connectivity features include 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI , Headphone output/Microphone input combo,  LAN Jack, Security slot and SD cared reader. It comes with webcam as well. Wireless network connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n and while Acer E5-573G-52G3 supports Wireless ac. Both the laptops come with Bluetooth connectivity. However, Dell Inspiron i3543-4975BLK comes with DVD burner while Acer doesn’t have DVD burner. The 4 cell battery pack offers up to 6 hours of battery life on single charge.

HP ENVY m7-n109dx

Those who are looking for big gaming touchscreen laptop can consider HP ENVY m7-n109dx laptop. It comes with dual core Intel i7-6500u processor, 16GB RAM and NVIDIA Geforce 940M graphics with 2GB video memory. The display of the laptop supports full HD resolution. The most exciting feature of this laptop is the Intel® RealSense™ 3D camera. HP ENVY m7-n109dx could be a decent choice if you are looking for desktop replacement laptop for your home or office. It can offers performance for both office application as well as CPU intensive tasks like media editing, 3D designing and other similar computing jobs. It can run almost all latest PC games including GTA V and Fallout 4. Unlike ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71, HP m7-n109dx is not for extreme gaming as it comes with dual core i7 processor while Asus GL752VW comes with quad core Intel i7-6700HQ processor which operates with much higher speed. Also, Asus GL752VW comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M graphics with 2 GB GDDR5 video memory which is much powerful than NVIDIA 940M.

Again, HP m7-n109dx comes with 1TB 5400 rpm hard drive while ASUS ROG GL752VW-DH71 comes with 1 TB 7200rpm speedier hard drive. Moreover, the Asus laptop comes with faster DDR4 2133 memory while HP m7-n109dx comes with DDR3L 1600Hz memory. Both the laptops come with full HD IPS panel. However, the Asus laptop is not a touchscreen enabled and doesn’t come with Intel realsense 3D camera but costs you just extra about $60-$70.  The most exciting feature of this Asus laptop is that it has one standard 2.5″ notebook drive bay where the 1 TB drive is installed and it also comes with one M.2 slot if you want to install an M.2 SSD drive. Both are easily accessible. The speedier hard drive and memory plus strong graphics help you in CAD work as well. You will get  1 x USB 3.1 Typ-C with ASUS laptop. Like HP ENVY m7-n109dx it also comes with backlit keyboard.  Here is a brief review about specifications and performance of HP m7-n109dx.

Intel core i7-6500u has two cores and each core operates with 2.5GHz of base frequency while frequency can rise up to 3.1 GHz. It has 4MB of cache memory. On the other hand, Intel core i7-6700HQ has four cores and each core operates with 2.6GHz while frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz, if system needs. It has 6MB of cache.

HP ENVY m7-n109dx laptop comes with 16GB 1600Hz RAM but memory is not expandable further. 1TB hard drive operates with 5400 rpm speed and comes with Windows 10 preloaded. None of these laptop come with full Microsoft office subscription though.

Ports and connectivity features include Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader, 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 1 supporting USB Boost, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ-45 (LAN) and 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack. It has inbuilt optical drive. Wireless connectivity is supported by 2×2 802.11ac WLAN and Bluetooth. For wired connectivity it supports Gigabit Ethernet.

The 4-cell 41WHr 2.8Ah lithium-ion battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup which depends upon usage.