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VOYO WinPad A1 Plus review – what to expect from a $275 2-in-1 laptop

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Summary: I dare say that this little convertible has grown on me over the past two weeks. It’s a solidly-constructed, inexpensive convertible that serves well for web browsing, light word processing, and media consumption. It also gets a pretty good screen for the price. Too bad the clickpad and speakers are so terrible though. Rating: … Read more

Dell unveils Windows 10 Inspiron 2-in-1 laptops at Computex 2016

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Computex, the international information technology event is basically focused on computers. While many computer hardware companies revealed their upcoming machines and devices at Computex 2016, Dell has some wonderful Windows 10 machines for students, aspiring entrepreneurs and families at a starting price of $249. The new line of computers unveiled by Dell includes Inspiron 2-in-1 laptops featuring 6th Gen Intel Core processors.

Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Laptops
This line of Inspiron 2 in 1 laptops includes the world’s first 17-inch 2-in-1 laptop. It also includes two other variants of 13 and 15 inch display. Powered by Windows 10 these 2 in 1 laptops are touch enabled and featured with 6th Gen Intel Core processors. Other notable features of the machine includes a 360 degree hinge making it a perfect convertible laptop, infrared camera supporting Windows Hello, a touchpad with perfect precision, longer battery life, Wide-viewing angle screens with FHD resolution, backlit keyboard and USB Type C ports. The machine comes loaded with MaxxAudio Pro software to enhance your multimedia experience.

The Dell Inspiron 7000 range will supposedly be available for sale in the U.S from June 2 with a starting price of $749.

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1
This is the budget range of Inspiron 2-in-1 laptops unveiled by Dell in the Computex 16. Powered by Windows 10, this is an ultra-portable machine which comes with a full HD 11.6 inch display with a resolution of 1366X768. Other salient features of the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 includes Intel Core M3 processor, improved shock resistance, Micro SD media card, USB 3.0 port, SSDs providing long battery life, MaxxAudio Pro to control tuning. With its Intel Core M3 processor, it may not be as powerful as the other range of Inspiron laptops but will certainly cater the basic needs of a student looking for a convertible laptop.

This 2 in 1 machine from Dell is expected to hit the U.S and China market shelves by June 1, 2016 with a starting price of $249.

Dell Inspiron 5000 2-in-1 Laptops
This range of Inspiron laptops include two variants-13 and 15 inch. With a sleek design, light weight and a wide-angle FHD display, these new laptops from Dell are perfect for the travelers and students. The infrared camera lets you log into your PC with Windows Hello and the standard backlit keyboard makes it usable even in the dark. Other salient features of Dell Inspiron 5000 laptops include SSDs providing longer battery life, improved shock resistance, and up to 16GB of dual channel DDR4 memory. This range of Inspiron 2-in-1 laptops will be made available for sale in the U.S and China market by June 2 with a starting price of $529.

Dell Inspiron 15 & 17 5000
Dell also revealed this new range of regular laptops in different colors like Fog Night, Tango Red, Midnight Blue, and Bali Blue. With a stylish design and glossy finish the Inspiron 5000 series laptops look chic and trendy.

The series brings laptops with the option of Intel or AMD processors. The Inspiron 5000 Series laptops powered with 6th Gen Intel Core processor are fast and boasts up to 16 GB of dual channel DDR4 memory
which lets you run multiple apps at a time without hanging or freezing. Other important features include- a 15.6” wide-angle, Waves MaxxAudio Pro for audio controls and tuning, and Precision touchpad. The price of this range of Dell laptops is not yet revealed but the availability is marked for sometime later this year.

So if you are looking for a lovely-looking, stylish, feature-rich yet affordable laptops, this new range of sleek, versatile and adaptable Dell Inspiron laptops is worth considering. Keep an eye on the

Keep an eye on the official website, as the machines will soon be hitting the market.

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ASUS Announces Transformer 3 Pro: 2-in-1 with Core i5/i7

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Not to be outdone on the subject of 2-in-1s today, ASUS has announced a second 2-in-1 to complement the newly announced Transformer 3. Dubbed the Transformer 3 Pro, this portable is a more direct competitor to Microsoft’s popular Surface Pro lineup.

ASUS Transformer 3 Series

Transformer 3

Transformer 3 Pro

Processor

Core M? (Kaby Lake)

Core i5/Core i7 (Skylake)

Memory

Up To 8GB LPDDR3

Up To 16GB LPDDR3

Display

12.6″ 2880×1920

Storage

Up To 512GB

Up To 1TB, PCIe x4

Connectivity

USB Type-C, 3.1 Gen 2
w/Thunderbolt 3
3.5mm Audio Jack

USB Type-C, 3.1 Gen 2
w/Thunderbolt 3
HDMI
USB Typa-A, 3.0
MicroSD
3.5mm Audio Jack

Dimensions

? x ? x 6.9mm

299 x 210 x 8.35 mm

Pricing

Starting At $799

Starting At $999

Although the standard Transformer 3 is not necessary a budget option, of the two Transformers it is the cheaper one, utilizing what’s likely a Core M processor and having all-around weaker specifications. However for users that need more processing power (Core i5/i7), more storage (Up to 1TB, PCIe), more RAM (up to 16GB), and more connectivity (HDMI, USB Type-A, MicroSD) the Pro offers all of this in a slightly thicker form factor. The Transformer 3 Pro also brings over the rest of the feature set offered by the base Transformer 3, including a USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and a 12.6″ 2880×1920 screen.

The higher specifications – particularly the use of an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor – puts it in direct competition with Microsoft’s Surface Pro. And at 8.35mm thick, I’m curious how the cooling system on the Pro compares to what Microsoft has done, as putting a 15W CPU in such a thin form factor is by no means an easy feat.

Finally, like its Core M based sibling, ASUS has not yet announced a shipping date for the Transformer 3 Pro. But a starting price has been announced, with the Pro starting at $999.

ASUS Announces the Transformer 3: Here’s a Kaby-Lake 2-in-1

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One of the surprises of ASUS’ Zen press event today, aside from the surreal nature of the anthropomorphic Zenbo, was the first announcement of a Kaby Lake-based 2-in-1 device that takes an obvious upgrade to the Transformer Book T100. The Transformer Pro 3 is ASUS’ newest take on the 2-in-1 form factor, bringing to the market another 12-13 inch super thin high-resolution design with a hinged stand, a sleeve keyboard and pen support. The Samsung ATIV Book 9, the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 and the HP Envy X2 13 come to mind as competitors in the space all playing with similar form factors. Of course, ASUS’ take on this involves Kaby Lake, and as expected, no release date was given.

Aside from the mention of ASUS’ 7th Generation of CPU (Core M based on Kaby Lake we would assume), the Transformer Book 3 has a 12.6-inch display running at 2880×1920, up to 8GB of LPDDR3 of memory, up to 512GB of storage (ASUS doesn’t state PCIe, so must be SATA or other) and a USB Type-C device that also supports Thunderbolt 3. This means the Type-C port can drive dual 4K displays, USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices up to 10 Gbps, and a number of extra connectors.

ASUS is also coming out with a Transformer 3 Pro, focused more on Core i7 Skylake processors, but the Transformer 3 is aiming to be that alternative option to the UX305 by offering a more stylish device that also acts as a tablet. Both the Transformer 3 and 3 Pro will support external graphics over the Thunderbolt 3 port, with the ROG XG Station 2 currently supporting up to GTX 1080 graphics cards. In some bundles, the ASUS Pen will offer up to 1024 levels of pressure.

The keyboard sleeve was compared to that of the iPad Pro, stating that the ASUS version gives 1.4mm of key travel compared to the 0.5mm of the iPad Pro solution, and the ASUS model will feature a reduced-slip glass-covered touchpad. There will also be fingerprint access in the top left corner for easy entry via Windows Hello. The device also runs an audio arrangement with a speaker in each of the four corners.

We are told that the Transformer 3 will retail from $799, giving a 256GB model bundled with the keyboard sleeve. The price for the 512GB model will be announced at a later date. As for the retail date, your guess is as good as mine.