Microsoft Surface Book review

Microsoft finally made a laptop and it’s not just a laptop; it’s a Surface laptop.

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EVGA SC17 Laptop Review – Great first attempt or giant flop?

EVGA has some massive street cred in other product categories, but will their expertise in motherboards carry over to a rockin' gaming laptops?

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Beast cooling solution for your gaming laptop? – Opolar LC05 Laptop Cooler Review

Gaming on the road is great, but some gaming laptops get a bit too hot to handle – literally. Will the LC05 making laptop gaming a more manageable experience?

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Lenovo Y50 15.6″ Gaming Laptop Review

What's up YouTube, here is my full review on the all new Lenovo Y50 Non-Touch.
Lenovo Y50 2015 edition review here https://youtu.be/B6TNXN8nSjA

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Intel Core i7- 4700HQ @ 2.4 GHz with turbo boost up to 3.4 GHz
Intel HD 4600
NVIDIA GTX 860M 4GB GDDR5 Maxwell
1TB Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB SSD
16GB RAM PC3-12800
15.6" Full HD TN Panel 1920×1080
Intel AC 3160 WIFI with Bluetooth 4.0
JBL Speakers
2 USB 3.0
1 USB 2.0
HDMI Output
SPDIF Output
Microsoft Windows 8.1
$1519 US

Currently on sale for $849.99 @ Lenovo

Model # 9416738

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MacBook Air 2014 Review: Best Laptop for Students?

MacBook Air 2014 Review 13"
Best laptop for college & travelers
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This is my review of the new MacBook Air. I’m going to go ahead and quickly say in my personal opinion this is the best laptop for students or people on the go. Now let’s get into the full review so I can show you why that is. The 2014 MacBook Air is an absolute beast when it comes to portability. It’s sleek. It’s slim. It’s lightweight, but at the same time it's fast and powerful enough for the casual user. It comes in 2 different sizes: 11” or 13” and those come in 2 different variations as well. You can either get a 128GB hard drive or a 256GB hard drive, and those are both solid state drives.

The one I’m reviewing is the 13 inch model with the 256GB SSD and 4GB of RAM. Now let’s start off with the processor. The Air sports a 1.4 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.7 GHz. That means the normal CPU speed is 1.4 GHz, but when it needs more processing power for heavy applications the Turbo Boost kicks in and it goes all the way up to 2.7 GHz. This is why you can consistently get over 11 hours of battery life on this 13" model. The ridiculously long battery life is one of the main reasons why this laptop is perfect for students who may have classes all day long.

The 256 GB SSD has extremely fast read/write speeds so you can copy huge files within seconds. The 128 GB hard drive is a little slower than that, but it’s still fast because it is an SSD. The overall workflow on the 2014 MacBook Air is snappy. Apps start up quickly without slow load times. Though I did notice that when you’re booting the laptop up from a cold boot it’s slower than I expected, but the wake from sleep is instantaneous.

Of course this is an Apple Mac laptop so you get all the perks that come along with that. You get Mac OS X with all the built-in iLife apps, responsive chicklet keyboard with backlights, smooth and clickable multi-touch trackpad, FaceTime HD webcam, magnetic power adapter, thunderbolt port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a headphone jack, dual microphones, an SDXC card reader on the 13" model, and of course the illuminated fruit on the back.

This is a MacBook Air so this shouldn’t be a surprise, but this thing is extremely portable. It's quiet because there is no spinning hard drive inside. It's lightweight, weighing in at less than 3 pounds, and the 11" model is even lighter than that. It is super thin at 0.68 inches at its widest and down to 0.11 inches at its thinnest. The built-in speakers seem pretty loud to me so you should be able to jam out to your #ThrowbackThursday Spotify playlist with no problem.

Having said all that, there are a couple negatives about this laptop. I don’t like the fact that you cannot add RAM yourself. The RAM is actually soldered onto the motherboard so whatever RAM that you choose at checkout (4GB or 8GB) that’s what you're stuck with for the life of it. But for the casual user that shouldn't be a big deal. Also the 2014 MacBook Air does not have a Retina display, which is kind of a bummer. The native resolution on the 13" is 1440 by 900 which is not even full 1080p HD. Other than that, I'm a huge fan of everything else about this laptop.

The pros of this laptop are it’s a good value. It’s less than $1,000 and that’s pretty standard nowadays for a nice laptop that should last you at least 4-5 years. The portability aspect is great. It’s super lightweight and small. It’s probably the most portable laptop available as of right now. Of course with an Apple MacBook you’re going to get an aesthetically pleasing design. I’ts everlasting. The battery life is extremely long. You can go all day with this and not worry about it dying. It’s high quality and quite powerful for its size. The cons for this laptop: again you can’t add RAM yourself and it doesn’t have a Retina display.

Bottom line this is perfect for for college students, high school students, law school students, or just people who are on the go in general. If you travel a lot or if you frequent coffee shops, this is perfect for you. You’re going to love this laptop, highly recommended.

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Alienware 17 Gaming Laptop Review – i7 4800MQ, GTX 780M (4GB), 16GB ram

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Core i7 4800MQ (Haswell with Integrated HD 4600 graphics)
NVIDIA GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5
16GB RAM 1600MHz
Windows 7
256GB + 750HD

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COD Ghosts
Crysis 3
ARMA 3

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Asus Transformer Book T100 Review

Lisa Gade reviews the Asus Transformer Book T100. This is an affordable 10.1" Windows 8.1 convertible tablet with included keyboard dock. The T100 is $399 for the 64 gig model and it uses the new Intel Atom Bay Trail quad core 1.33GHz CPU with Intel HD graphics. The tablet has a 1366 x 768 IPS touch screen, 2 gigs of DD3 RAM and 32 or 64 gigs of eMMC internal flash storage. There's a USB 3.0 port on the included keyboard dock and the tablet has micro HDMI and 3.5mm audio ports. The Asus T100 runs Windows 8.1 32 bit with full access to desktop programs. It comes with MS Office 2013 Home and Student Edition.
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