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. You can also consider HP 15-ay191ms Touchscreen laptop which is powered by Intel core i3-7100u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. However, the hard drive operates with 5400rpm speed and it is slower than Solid State Drive. Both the laptop comes with CD/DVD drive. However, none of the laptops come with backlit keyboard. Here is a brief review about the specifications of Model: I3567-3465BLK.

Intel core i3-7100u processor is a dual core processor and operates with fixed frequency of 2.4GHz. Since the processor does not support  Turboboost technology, the frequency can’t be increase 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 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 upgradable/expandable up to 16GB. However, if you need to upgrade memory, you must ask manufacturer to make sure that you are not voiding warranty.

The display of the laptop supports 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.

Dell i5567-5274GRY 15.6” Laptop Computer Review

Dell i5567-5274GRY is a well-equipped and ‘more than enough’ machine for a home user.  It can handle day to day computing tasks with ease and can perform some of the resource demanding programs as well. For instance, you can use this laptop for editing photo and videos, decoding/encoding media files etc. It incorporates a decent Intel core i5-7200u processor and 8GB DDR4 RAM. It is equipped with 256GB Solid State Drive which offers faster data access compared to a traditional 5400rpm hard drive. However, the laptop comes with few shortcomings of its own.  Dell i5567-5274GRY or Model: I5567-5274GRY-P doesn’t come with discrete graphics and integrated graphics 620 is the only option for this machine. A discrete graphics comes with separate video memory which not only boosts gaming performance but also accelerates performance of certain photo and video editing programs. Again, it has standard 1366 X 768 pixels resolution which supports 720p content playback but is not able to display content in 1080p resolution. A full HD display (1920 X 1080p) produces more accurate colors and is useful for photo and video editing.  You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 which is also powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor but comes with discrete graphics ( NVIDIA Geforce 940MX  with 2GB GDDR5 video memory). It has Full HD display and backlit keyboard as well. However, both the laptops are non-touch laptops.

The Acer laptop is preinstalled with 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB) and 256GB Solid State Drive. Windows 10 works well with non-touch environment as well. If you are looking for a touchscreen laptop then you can consider HP 15-ay198nr which is powered by an advanced Intel core i7-7500u processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB Solid state Drive. Intel core i7-7500u operates with 2.7GHz frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz. It also has 4MB of cache. Intel core i5-7200u, on the other hand, operates with base frequency of 2.5GHz and frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz. It has 3MB of cache.  Both the processors are dual core processors.  However, the HP laptop doesn’t support wireless ac (supports up to 802.11 n) while Dell I5567-5274GRY-P supports wireless ac. All the above mentioned laptop come with internal CD/DVD drive.

As told earlier,   Dell I5567-5274GRY-P comes with Integrated HD 620 graphics which supports many PC games. For instance, you can play Minecraft, league of legend on this machine. However, to play games like GTA V and wwe k217, you may need to sacrifice display settings. You can’t upgrade graphics on this Dell laptop.

Dell i5567-5274GRY comes preinstalled with 8GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. There are two memory slots available in this laptop. The laptop comes with Trial version of Microsoft office and 256GB SSD is preloaded with Windows 10 operating system.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, the laptop offers 1 x HDMI, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 RJ port, SD cared reader and headphone/microphone combo. It has 720p webcam as well.  But the laptop lacks USB 3.1 Type C port which supports fast data transfer. On the other hand, Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 comes with Type C port.

Dell i5567-5274GRY offers both wired and wireless network connectivity. Wired connectivity is supported by 10/100MBps Ethernet while wireless connectivity is supported by Wireless ac and Bluetooth 4.2. The laptop comes with 3 cell 42whr removable battery which offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

 

Dell i3567-3243BLK 15.6″ laptop Review

Dell i3567-3243BLK 15.6″ laptop is suitable for regular computing. If you are on a shoestring budget and like to watch movies and videos, surf the internet, check emails/skype and do some office work then this machine could serve your needs. The laptop also supports photo and video editing. However, it is not for high end video editing. It is not suitable for high end PC gaming either.  Let’s take a look at what you get for your money. Dell i3567-3243BLK is powered by Intel core i3-7100u which is a 7th generation Intel core processor and operates at 2.4 GHz frequency. It has only 6GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB storage space.  The specification is enough for day to day computing jobs. Only drawback with this laptop is that it is not a touchscreen laptop. If you are looking for a touchscreen laptop, with similar configuration at around same price, you can consider HP 15-ay191ms laptop which offer 8GB DDR4 RAM. Both the laptops have inbuilt CD/DVD drive. Read the review further to know more about specifications and performance of Dell i3567-3243BLK.

Dell i3567-3243BLK comes with standard 1366 X 768 display which is not full HD ( 1920 X 1080). Full HD display offers better color accuracy. This Dell laptop comes with non-backlit keyboard. You can also consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM which comes with full HD display and backlit keyboard. It is powered by Intel core i3-7100u processor and is preinstalled with 1TB hard drive. It has only 4GB DDR4 RAM but the memory is expandable up to 32GB RAM. However, 4GB RAM is good enough for day to day activities.

Dell i3567-3243BLK is powered by Intel core i3-7100u processor which has two cores. Each core operates with 2.4GHz of fixed frequency. This means the frequency can’t be increased further. It has 3 MB of cache memory. For day to day computing, this processor offers enough performance. If you are looking for a laptop for photo and video editing, gaming and some 3D rendering then you can take a look at Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4. It is powered by Intel core i5-7200u processor which operates with 2.5 GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz.  It has discrete NVIDIA Geforce 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 memory.  Dell i3567-3243BLK doesn’t come with discrete graphics and Intel HD graphics is the only graphics option with it.  The Acer laptop is installed with 8GB DDR4 memory and 256GB Solid State Drive. Solid State Drives are much faster than hard disk drives and access data almost instantaneously. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-57D4 also offers you full HD display and backlit keyboard.

Dell i3567-3243BLK comes with Intel HD 620 graphics which is an integrated graphics and uses system memory. You can play Minecraft and Sims 4 on this machine but to play  Fifa 17, league of legends,  Grand Theft Auto V etc., you will be required to reduce  display settings and resolution.  You can’t upgrade graphics in this laptop.

The Dell laptop is installed with 6GB RAM and the memory and expandable up to 16GB. The 1 TB hard drive comes preinstalled with Windows `10 Home 64 bit operating system.  You can replace hard drive with Solid State Drive. It is recommended to ask the manufacturer before replacing hard drive as it may void the warranty. The laptop comes with 30 days Trial version of Microsoft office.

Dell i3567-3243BLK offers 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 HDMI and headphone/microphone combo. It has SD card reader slot as well. USB type C port is missing in the Dell laptop but is available in both the Acer Laptops mentioned above. Network connectivity is supported by Wireless ac and Bluetooth 4.1. It also supports wired network connectivity.  The laptop has 720p webcam.

The laptop comes with 4 cell 40 whr battery which offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE Review

Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE is a pretty basic non-touch 14” laptop. Powered by Intel Celeron N3060 processor and 4GB RAM, it supports basic computing tasks like typing docs, surfing internet, emailing/skype, downloading music and streaming videos. The laptop comes with very less physical storage space (32GB eMMC). You can’t upgrade RAM or storage as both are soldered to the motherboard. However, it comes with 1 year MS office subscription. The Intel Celeron N3060 processor has two cores and it operates with very low frequency of 1.6GHz while the frequency can rise up to 2.48GHz on system requirement. It comes with low resolution display as well (1366 X 768p), which can display content at 720p resolution. The display does not support 1080p or full HD content.  Asus L402SA WH02 OFCE comes with very weak integrated graphics which can’t be upgraded. As an alternate, you can consider HP 14-an013nr, which is an inexpensive laptop but comes with AMD E2-7110 processor having 4 cores. It operates with higher base frequency of 1.8GHz. So you will get better multitasking performance compared to Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE. It has full HD display ( 1920 X 1080) which produces more accurate color compared to 1366 X 768. Again, Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE doesn’t support Wireless ac connectivity while HP 14-an013nr supports wireless. You won’t get one year MS office subscription with the HP laptop though.

None of the two laptops come with inbuilt CD/DVD drive. However, you can use external CD/DVD drive. These are not gaming laptops and are not suitable for application like AutoCAD, Revit etc.  If you are looking for a laptop that can help you accomplish day to day tasks smoothly and also supports casual gaming, some photo and video editing and small 3D designing, then you can consider HP 15-ay191ms which is a touchscreen laptop and comes with very solid configuration. It has Intel core i3-7100u 7th generation processor which operates at very high clock speed of 2.4GHz. It is integrated with 8GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB hard drive. It has inbuilt optical drive as well. However, as this laptop is touchscreen enabled and bigger compared to Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE, it is little heavier. It also comes with Integrated Intel HD 620 graphics which is capable of running Minecraft smoothly. You can run high end games like GTA V in low resolution and settings on this laptop. HP ay191ms is expensive compared to Asus L402 but it is worth the money you pay for it.

As told earlier, the memory of Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE can’t be expanded further as RAM is soldered onto the motherboard. However, you can get additional storage via external hard drive, SD cards or Flash drives. The laptop comes with a full Size SD card reader slot.

Though it lacks optical drive, you can still use external USB based DVD/CD burner.  Beside SD card reader, it comes with following ports : 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, Interface 1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack, 1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert, 1x VGA Port (D-Sub) and 1x HDMI.  It supports 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. Wireless connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Asus L402SA-WH02-OFCE comes with integrated VGA webcam. The battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage.

 

Dell i5567-3656GRY Review

Dell i5567-3656GRY offers you just about all the features and  specs you need to accomplish day to day computing tasks, plus extra niceties like PC gaming and editing photos and videos. This touchscreen laptop comes with 7th gen Intel core i7-7500u processor and 8GB RAM.  In order to make the laptop affordable, the manufacturer has removed some features from the configuration. For instance, it comes with a 500GB 5400 rpm hard drive instead of a Solid State Drives.  It also lacks dedicated graphics and Intel HD 620 is the only graphics option with the laptop.  If you are more into media editing or 3D rendering, Solid state Drive is recommended as it is much faster compared to traditional 5400rpm hard drive. Dedicated graphics not only boosts performance of gaming but it also improves performance of certain video and photo editing software. You can also consider Acer E5-575G-75MD which is also powered by Intel core i7-7500u processor but has dedicated NVIDIA 940MX graphics with 2GB DDR5 video memory. It offers 256GB Solid state Drive which can speed up booting and file upload. It also has 8GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 32GB. Like Dell i55673656GRY, it comes with full HD display. However, the Acer laptop is not a touchscreen laptop but it comes with backlight keyboard.  Both the laptops offer optical drive.

However, if you are not a gaming enthusiast but looking for a touchscreen laptop with Solid state Drive or SSD,  you can consider HP touchscreen laptop with i7-7500U processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and  256GB SSD.  Like Dell i55673656GRY, it also comes with integrated graphics. Note that none of these laptops are workstation grade laptop as Intel core i7-7500u processor is a dual core ULV processor. It is still good for Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Solidworks etc. Intel core i7-7500u processor is 7th gen Kaby-lake processor which operates with 2.7GHz of base frequency and the frequency can rise up to 3.5GHz. It has 4MB of Cache. Dell i5567-3656GRY comes with integrated graphics, which uses system memory, and you can’t upgrade graphics or processor. You can play games like GTA V,  Fallout 4, etc on this laptop.

Dell i55673656GRY is installed with 8GB DDR4 memory (PC4-19200) and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. There are two memory slots. You can replace hard drive with Solid state Drive to speed up the machine.

The 15.6” touchscreen display features max resolution of 1920 X 1080p. The laptop comes with 1 HDMI, 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 headphone/microphone jack, memory card reader and 10/100 Ethernet port. It doesn’t have USB 3.1Type C port. It lacks Gigabit Ethernet port as well. On the other hand, Acer  E5-575G-75MD offers Gigabit Ethernet and Type C port.

For wireless connectivity,  Dell i5567-3656GRY supports  Wireless ac and Bluetooth 4.2 . It has webcam as well as SD card reader. The battery offers up to 6 hours of battery backup, depending upon usage

Final thoughts

Dell i5567-3656GRY is a decent laptop if you are looking for a cheap laptop that offers performance for both – regular computing and multimedia.  If you are using the laptop for media editing or digital designing, SSD can speed up things for you. Alternatively, you can consider HP touchscreen laptop with i7-7500U processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD.

Dell I3558-10000BLK Review

Dell I3558-10000BLK touchscreen laptop is intended for students and home users. The laptop is powered by Intel core i5-5200u processor which is not as powerful as 7th gen Intel core i5-7200u processor. It has 6GB of DDR3L RAM which is enough for day to day computing tasks like typing docs, processing spreadsheets, creating presentation, skype, emailing, downloading music, streaming videos on screen or on external display etc. It also supports small photo and video editing and casual gaming. However, more memory is preferable for HD photo and video editing, compressing large files etc. Though the laptop has touchscreen display, it does not support 1080p content playback as the display supports max resolution of 1366 X 768 pixel which is good for 720p content. A full HD display is preferable for HD video editing. Dell I3558-10000BLK comes with 1 TB 5400 rpm hard drive.  It lacks Solid state Drive which is much faster than hard drive. When it comes to gaming, the laptop has integrated Intel HD 5500 graphics which supports Minecraft, Sims and Lego games but high end games like GTA V, star wars battlefront can also be played in low resolution and setting. Alternatively, you can consider Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG Laptop which is powered by 6th gen Intel core i5-6200u, 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB) and 256GB Solid State Drive. It has dedicated NVIDIA Geforce 940MX with 2GB video memory. It has full HD display as well. Premium features like backlit keyboard and type C USB 3.1 port are also available with this laptop.

Dell I3558-10000BLK does not offer backlit keyboard and Type C port. However, both the laptops come with inbuilt optical drive. Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG Laptop is not a touchscreen laptop but it can still increase your productivity to great extent. Again, Intel core i5-6200u operates with 2.3GHz of base frequency and the frequency can increase up to 2.8GHZ while Intel core i5-5500u operates with 2.2GHz and frequency can shoot up to 2.7GHz. Both are dual core processors with 3MB of cache. Thus i5-6200u is slightly faster than i5-5200u. Again, a Solid State drive can speed up thing further which is missing in Dell I3558-10000BLK. You can also consider HP 15-ay013nr laptop which comes with Intel core i5-6200u processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB Solid State Drive. It also has Full HD display. As it is an inexpensive laptop, touchscreen feature is not available with this laptop. But you don’t really need touchscreen with Windows 10 OS.

Dell I3558-10000BLK is installed with 6GB DDRL RAM and the memory is expandable up to 8GB. If you are looking to run memory intensive program like HD video editing then Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG will be more suitable for you. The laptop doesn’t come with full version of Microsoft office though. Acer laptop comes with discrete graphics which has its own video memory while the integrated graphics of Dell laptop uses system memory.

When it comes to ports and connectivity features, Dell I3558-10000BLK offers all standard ports. It comes with 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1USB 3.0, 1HDMI, 1 LAN port and 1 headphone/mic combo port. It has SD card reader as well. All the above mentioned laptops come with backlit keyboard.

Network connectivity is supported by 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN, wireless ac and Bluetooth. Dell I3558-10000BLK comes with removable battery which offers up to 5 hours battery backup. However, it depends upon usage.

Final thoughts

Dell I3558-10000BLK is a decent laptop for home use, however, if you are looking for a budget laptop for photo and video editing or playing latest games then Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG will be a more suitable option.

Asus X756UX-HI51105W Review

Asus X756UX-HI51105W is a budget gaming laptop that comes with 6th generation Intel core i5-6200u processor. It is installed with 12GB RAM and 1TB 5400rpm hard drive. Solid state drive and backlit keyboard are missing in the configuration which may disappoint many users. To support gaming, it has NVIDIA Geforce GTX 950M graphics with 2GB video memory. This 17.3” laptop comes with full HD display and supports almost all latest games like Battle field 1, Call of Duty Infinite warfare, Star wars Battlefront etc., in highest details and settings. Asus X756UX-HI51105W supports processor intensive tasks like Adobe Photoshop, Blender, AutoCAD, Revit and 3Ds Max but a Solid State Drive could help speeding up things. You can also consider Acer Aspire E5-774G which comes with 7th generation Intel core i5-7200u processor which is much faster than Intel core i5-6200u (will be discussed later). It has discrete NVIDIA Geforce 940X  graphics  with 2GB DDR5 RAM. DDR5 RAM is faster than DDR3.It also has Full HD display and 256GB Solid State Drive. As this laptop is pretty inexpensive, some Hardware related compromises have been made. It comes with 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 32GB) but there is no optical drive. Like Asus X756UX-HI51105W, it also comes with standard hard drive. None of these laptops are high end gaming laptops. Again, Asus X756UX-HI51105W doesn’t support Wireless ac while Acer E5-774G supports wireless ac.

Asus ROG GL752VW-DH71 a high end gaming laptop and comes with attractive price as well. It has Intel core i7-6700HQ processor (2.6GHz-3.5GHz) which has 4 cores and operates with much higher frequency compared to Intel core i5-6200u processor (2.3 GHz to 2.8GHz). It comes with 16GB DDR4 and 1TB 7200rpm hard drive. The 7200rpm hard drive is much faster than 5400rpm hard drive. To support gaming, Asus ROG GL752VW-DH71 comes with NVIDIA Geforce GTX  960M with 2GB GDDR5 video memory. It has backlit keyboard and the laptop is optimized for high end gaming. It also has wireless ac and Bluetooth.

Asus X756UX-HI51105W is powered by Intel core i5-6200u processor which has two cores. The processor operates with base frequency of 2.3GHz and the frequency can rise up to 2.8GHz. On the other hand, i5-7200u operates with base frequency of 2.5GHz and the frequency can rise up to 3.1GHz. Thus, Acer E5-774G 17.3” laptop offers better performance against Asus X756UX-HI51105W.  256GB Solid State Drive in the Acer laptop speeds up thing to some extent.

Asus X756UX-HI51105W is installed with 12GB DDR4 RAM and the memory is expandable up to 16GB. It has 1TB 5400rpm hard drive which is preloaded with Windows 10 home 64 bit operating system. It doesn’t come with full version of MS Office.

The 17.3” display offers full HD resolution. Ports and connectivity features include 1  COMBO audio jack ,1 VGA port, 1 USB 3.0 port(s), 2 x USB 2.0 port(s), 1 x USB-C Gen 1, 1 RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert , 1 x HDMI, 1 SD card reader and 1  AC adapter plug. It also has a VGA webcam. Network connectivity is supported by Gigabit Ethernet LAN and 802.11 b/g/n.  The battery offers up to 5 hours of battery backup.