Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review

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Introduction

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro has all the brilliant functionalities of all hybrid yoga laptops and more. In fact, this laptop can be used in various ways including stand, tent, laptop or a tablet. The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review demonstrates how this unit stands out from it previous predecessor, the Yoga 2.Furthermore, this Yoga laptop has an ultra-chic exterior design and touch screen display that can allow the screen to flip around 360 degrees. The laptop offers even more versatility in that it enables you to enjoy a stellar touch screen experience- and even lay the laptop flat at 180 degrees angle. And at an average weight of just 2,8 lbs and 0.5 inches thin, this laptop comes with a powerful Intel Core processor along with an outstanding super high-resolution QHD Plus(3200 X 1800).

Key Features

Intel Core M 5Y70 Broadwell Processor (2.60 GHz Turbo, 1.10GHz Base 1600MHz 4MB)- this state of the art Dual-core four way Central Processing Unit offers ultrafast performance on the go. And with the addition of the Intel Turbo Boost Technology, this Yoga laptop will deliver added dynamic power when you need it the most. What’s more, the unique Intel Core M Processor will provide enhanced battery lifetime without compromising on performance. This Core M processor is especially ideal for those who want to runs tasks concurrently thus helping them to increase their productivity.
13.3″ QHD+ LED Glossy Multi-touch with integrated camera (3200×1800)- discover the brilliance of the 3200 x 1800 resolution screen that delivers supreme clarity and detailed images. More so the 10-point multi-touch display provides brilliant graphics while in-plane switching (IPS) technology guarantees that the pictures will be flawless across a variety of viewing angles. The Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU is more than capable of handling basic tasks and will only falter when pushed to the ultimate limits.
8.0GB DDR3L SDRAM and 256GB Solid State Drive- the hefty and high-bandwidth RAM for advanced multitasking can smoothly run most games and easily handle video and photo editing applications. In other words, you will rarely have to worry about the machine deadlocking on multiple programs or several browser tabs at once. Additionally the 256 GB Solid State Drive will handle store a multitude of media files and documents safely. What’s is remarkable is that a Solid State Drive features no moving parts, thus resulting in enhanced start-up times and data access, along with reduced heat and noise and controlled battery use.
360° flip-and-fold design-One benevolent addition is the ability of the PC To detect when the PC switches modes and recommends settings and apps for each position. Furthermore, the YOGA Notebook can be placed with ergonomic keyboard placed flat at 180 degrees across the desk. Moreover, you can watch clips in the tent formation for supreme visibility. The laptop can achieve myriad forms of gymnastic positions thanks to a patented flip design with a 360-degree dual hinge. The touchpad and the keyboard are de-activates when the display is flipped over above 180 degrees to avoid accidental keystrokes.
Bluetooth 4.0 and Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 Wi-fi- sharing media never got easier than with Bluetooth 4.0 technology. In other words, users can be able to transfer music, photos and other media between the Yoga PC and compatible devices. The inbuilt high-speed wireless LAN allows you to connect to hotspots and networks on the prevalent Wi-Fi standards. Additionally, the Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC is known to have up to 2 times more speed capability than the conventional 802.11 standards. Such a kind of brilliant connectivity qualifies the PC as a towering dinosaur in the realms of cable cutting and internet gaming worlds.

Other key specification: Premium JBL® Speakers, 13.3 inches screen, Laptop Dimensions- 13.3 x 9 x 2.7 inches, Weight-2.7 pounds, Operating System- Windows 8

Pros

  • Extended battery life (up to 8 hrs)
  • Sleek, ultra chic and contemporary design
  • Unique 360 Degree Flip Hinge Design
  • High-Quality Network Connectivity

Cons

  • The unit Lacks a CD drive
  • There is no number pad. Function keys have to be accessed via Fn+top row numbers

Conclusion

Overall, taken together, this Hybrid Pc offers brilliant performance without compromising on battery power. The main highlight of this Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Review is the myriad forms of gymnastic positions that enhance usability in any setting. The manufacturers do well to add in benevolent additions such as the auto adjusting keyboard ability that prevents unintended keystrokes.

 

CTL Chromebook J2 Review

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Chromebooks have changed the laptop landscape and Google’s entry into the market has definitely shaken things up for the better. There is now much more variety for consumers, but how does the Chromebook really stack up in comparison to the rest? The CTL Chromebook J2 is one of the company’s newest models, and they have attempted to offer the public a budget option. However, while a cheaper product is attractive, it doesn’t ensure it will be a great laptop. This CTL Chromebook J2 review should help to assess the pros and cons of the model, by analysing both the specifications and the aesthetics.

When assessing this model, it is important to remember that a Chromebook is not like a normal laptop – or even a typical netbook for that matter. The built-in hardware may pale in comparison to its opponents, but Google performs in ways which the others do not. The storage is a key example of this. With an offline storage of only 16GB, memory appears to be severely restricted. However, when you purchase the CTL Chromebook J2, you immediately receive a free two-year subscription to Google Drive, where you can store a further 100GB of files. The Google Drive subscription alone would cost a customer without a Chromebook around $50 for two years.

Therefore, to make the most of the device you need to have access to the internet 24/7. Without one, the Chromebook is slightly useless, however, providing you do there are plenty of benefits. The Google Chrome operating system is fresh and easy to navigate, and a nice change from Microsoft and Apple. Handily, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Presentations all come installed on the Chromebook as a free extra which makes it suitable for those after a computer for work. These programs are similar to their Microsoft equivalents and all files can be backed up on the Google Drive cloud, which gives you peace of mind over your important documents.

The CTL Chromebook J2 can boot in just eight seconds, which isn’t quite as quick as some laptops around but still rapid in the grander scheme of things. For its size and inexpensive price, this Chromebook is relatively quick and has a Rockchip processor along with 2GB of RAM (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2488833,00.asp). It doesn’t have the power of other devices, but for the type of operations you would likely use, the computer is more than capable. Multiple tabs can be opened and, unlike with many netbooks, the CTL Chromebook J2 can handle it without grinding to a halt.

This is a neat little product and as with all netbooks, perfect for people always on the go. With an 11.6 inch screen, the Chromebook is both big enough to use like a normal laptop, while small enough to fit in a bag without trouble. The screen has a 1366×768 resolution which is not full HD, but should still play videos in good quality. There is also a webcam situated in the centre of the upper frame.

A HDMI port is located on the side of the device along with two USB 2.0 ports and a slot for a microSD chip (http://www.googlizingedtech.com/2015/05/ctl-j2-chromebook-for-education-review.html), which is good if you do happen to find yourself without internet and unable to call upon the cloud. The battery life for the CTL Chromebook J2 is quite strong for a netbook and can last for up to nine hours.

Aesthetically, the model looks pretty standard, but is far from ugly. The compact design gives it a distinct, neat style. The keyboard layout is also suitable for quick typing while the touchpad responds well and is not oversensitive.

For what it is, the CTL Chromebook J2 delivers. It is not a fully-fledged laptop due to its heavy reliance on the cloud, and you will need permanent access to the internet to get full use out of it. That said, this is still an ideal model for students who are looking for something more than a basic netbook. It’s quick and the pre-installation of a word processor, as well as programs for spreadsheets and presentations at no extra cost is a great bonus. The small device packs a punch when it comes to power too, and outshines some of its rivals. At around $200, the CTL Chromebook J2 is good value, and an option worth considering.