Top 5 mini-games fans would love to find in GTA VI
We’ve heard it and seen it all over the media about rumors on the upcoming GTA game. Though we wish Rockstar would just show us a glimpse of their latest game, we still wish to speculate some features Rockstar might put in their GTA VI game.

Horizon Forbidden West
If you’re a little addicted to video games, or are simply looking for new hobbies to make your life more exciting, this short article is for you.

Looking for a cheap Android Nougat tablet? This Alcatel A30 can be a pretty decent choice for you
Hey, remember the Alcatel's tablet that we showed you like a couple of weeks ago? You know, the one called Alcatel Plus 12? Well, apparently that's not the only tablet that Alcatel wants to introduce this year. Two days ago, this company just made another slate official. This one is Alcatel A30 Tablet. The coolest thing is, it will hit the low-end market soon in the price range around $120. 

Earlier, Alcatel actually just launched a new Android smartphone - Alcatel A30 phone. Interestingly, this phone shares the same exact specs with Alcatel A30 Tablet. And this phone will also go on sale in low-end market, priced at only $99. So basically, Alcatel A30 tablet is the giant version of the phone.

Anyway, as a cheap tablet, of course you cannot expect anything spectacular especially from its specs. But despite being a low-cost device, Alcatel A30 actually can be a pretty decent purchase considering its cheap price point. In fact, we believe this Alcatel's tablet is totally worth checking out.

Looking for a cheap Android Nougat tablet? This Alcatel A30 can be a pretty decent choice for you
It's got an 8-inch display with the screen resolution of 800x1200 pixels. There's also Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 running the entire show here, paired with 2GB of RAM to provide smooth lag-free performance. Meanwhile, Adreno 304 GPU will handle all the graphical tasks thrown on this machine.

Alcatel A30 Tablet will be running on Android Nougat OS out of the box, which is awesome because you'll get to enjoy some new great features like dual split-screen mode, fast installation process, instant apps and a lot more. This Android version is also much faster and smoother, plus more efficient with power consumption.

If you're into photography, you're in luck here as this tablet will come with 5MP cameras on the back and front. Meanwhile, the internal storage equipped on this tablet is 16GB. But if that's not enough, you can bump it up through its microSD card slot.

Alcatel A30 Tablet will also feature an IR Blaster, which means you can use it as a remote control for your TV and many other electronic hardware in your living room. Another thing that makes this tablet worth considering is its 4G LTE, providing you a fast internet connectivity for downloading and streaming YouTube videos.

How does it perform for playing games?

Playing heavy 3D games on this tablet is probably not such an ideal thing to do because it's only powered by Adreno 304 GPU, which is a low end GPU and not really adequate to handle games like Modern Combat 5 or GTA San Andreas, especially in full graphics.

However, if you're not a heavy gamer and you only want a cheap Android-Nougat tablet for basic needs like watching movies, browsing the web, reading books, downloading files or playing some casual games, we totally recommend this tablet to you.

It's got an 8-inch display with HD resolution, a pretty adequate performance (thanks to Snapdragon 210, Adreno 304 and 2GB of RAM), 5MP cameras front and back, awesome features on Android Nougat OS, IR blaster and we believe it's also capable to deliver pretty solid battery life.

Should I buy it?

Well, for a cheap tablet in the price range around $120, Alcatel A30 is definitely a pretty good choice here.

But you might ask why, right?

Okay, first of all, we love Android devices from Alcatel, whether it's a smartphone or tablet. They may be affordable to buy, but Alcatel never compromises the quality of its products. The are pretty amazing. 

We've actually had some experiences with Alcatel smartphones, Alcatel Flash Plus and Flash 2, and to tell you the truth, we love them both.

Well, if you're interested of buying this tablet, Alcatel A30 will hit the shelves next month, on May 26. Unfortunately, it's very likely that this one will be available exclusively only on T-Mobile. So if you're living in the country where T-Mobile is nowhere around, don't get your hopes up. You probably won't be able to find this tablet in your country. 

Microsoft Surface Laptop is too expensive? These $299 HP ProBook x360 and Acer TravelMate Spin B1 laptops can be decent options for you
The new Surface Laptop is definitely one hell of a great computing device. Microsoft claims that it's thinner, lighter and 50% much faster than Apple Macbook Pro and Air. However, it's really expensive to buy, pricing starts at $1000. Thankfully, HP and Acer today also announced the cheaper options for Microsoft's new laptop. They are HP ProBook x360 Education Edition and Acer TravelMate Spin B1 Convertible. These two Windows 10S laptops will go on sale for $299.

Acer and HP are actually 2 of Microsoft's hardware partners that will also be making Windows 10 S laptops in the coming days or weeks. Meanwhile, other manufacturers from ASUS, DELL, Samsung, Toshiba and Fujitsu will join forces soon.

Priced at only $299, two Windows 10 laptops from HP and Acer are pretty impressive devices. In fact, they can actually make great alternatives for the new Surface laptop.

Let's start with HP ProBook x360 Education Edition

Microsoft Surface Laptop is too expensive? These $299 HP ProBook x360 and Acer TravelMate Spin B1 laptops can be decent options for you
First of all, HP ProBook x360 Education Edition is a touchscreen laptop. But what makes it really special is, it features a 360-degree hinge which allows users to use it in 4 different modes - from normal laptop, tablet, stand and tent.

So basically, not only can you use it as normal regular laptop on the table, but this HP's laptop also allows you to rotate the screen in full 360 degrees and turn it into a full tablet. Isn't that awesome, huh?

Microsoft Surface Laptop is too expensive? These $299 HP ProBook x360 and Acer TravelMate Spin B1 laptops can be decent options for you
HP ProBook x360 comes with an 11.6-inch display with the resolution 1366x768 pixels. There's also HP's stylus thrown in the package.

And then in performance, an Intel Celeron N3350 processor and Intel HD Graphics 500 will run the entire show here, coupled with 4gigs of RAM in memory department. There's also 64GB built-in storage which is expandable through SD card slot.

It will run on Windows 10S out of the box. For your information, this is Microsoft's new cloud-based OS, aimed at Google's popular Chrome OS. It's actually the more secure version of the regular Windows 10. It's going to be more efficient with battery usage as well.

But on Windows 10S, users are only allowed to install apps straightly from Windows Store. So 3rd party apps are totally blocked here. Thankfully, users can still run 3rd party apps on this laptop but they need to upgrade it first from Windows 10S to Windows 10 Pro OS.

Acer TravelMate Spin B1 Convertible

That's the HP ProBook x360 Education Edition. What about Acer TravelMate Spin B1 Convertible?

Well, Acer TravelMate Spin B1 Convertible is actually not any different than HP's laptop. So it's also a touchscreen laptop. And it also features a full 360-degree hinge which gives users more flexibility in using this laptop.

Microsoft Surface Laptop is too expensive? These $299 HP ProBook x360 and Acer TravelMate Spin B1 laptops can be decent options for you
So yes, you can use it as a normal regular laptop on the table. But if you want to watch movies or browse the web more conveniently, you can rotate the screen up to full 360 degrees to enter the kickstand mode, tent mode or tablet mode.

Acer TravelMate Spin B1 is packing an 11.6-inch 1080p display. Intel Celeron processor will handle the performance, accompanied with 4GB of RAM to ensure its smooth lag-free experience. The storage available here is 64GB, but we believe it's expandable through its SD card reader.

Microsoft Surface Laptop is too expensive? These $299 HP ProBook x360 and Acer TravelMate Spin B1 laptops can be decent options for you
Just like HP's laptop, this Acer TravelMate Spin B1 Convertible will also go on sale for only $299 and it's already available right now. The coolest thing is, it also comes with its own stylus in the package. So artists or designers out there will definitely want to grab this laptop immediately.

This MSI powerful gaming laptop has GeForce GTX 1050 and it only costs $649
Not everyday you can find a powerful gaming laptop with GeForce GTX 1050 GPU that costs only $649. But apparently, this is happening right now. So today, Newegg has one interesting deal that you might wanna check out. This powerful laptop from MSI is offered at only $649 on Newegg and yes, it's got Nvidia GeForce 1050 GPU!

Anyway, the MSI laptop being offered here on Newegg has the model number (GL62M 7RD-265). And yes, you can order it today for $649. This is considered as cheap for a laptop that comes with such a powerful GeForce GTX 1050 GPU from Nvidia.

This MSI powerful gaming laptop has GeForce GTX 1050 and it only costs $649
It's actually priced at $899 in regular days. But after rebate, you can snatch it for only $649 on Newegg, which is $250 off from the retail price.

Well, if you're looking for a great gaming laptop at low-price, we suggest you to go grab it immediately before it's too late. This Newegg's deal might be over soon in the coming weeks or even days.

Anyway, besides GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, there are also Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor as well as 8GB of DDR4 RAM on board. So basically, you can throw some of the heaviest PC games available right now on the market, like Resident Evil 7 or Outlast 2.

The Core i5 processor inside this machine is also the latest 7th-gen processor from Intel, or known as "Kaby Lake" processor. So you know how insanely powerful this laptop really is.

The display also looks quite promising here, especially for heavy gamers. It features a huge 15.6-inch display with full HD 1920x1080 pixel resolution. So it will look sharp and vivid either for watching movies or playing games.

There's also 1TB of hard drive thrown in this deal, while its 2W speakers on this laptop will totally give better and more immersive experience especially when you're watching movies or playing games on it.

Probably the other strongest point of this laptop is its ports. So this MSI laptop comes with complete set of ports. There are USB 3.0 Type-A ports, USB 3.0 Type-C port, mini display port, HDMI port and of course, USB 2.0 port.

The coolest thing is, you can also record videos and do video calls via Skype on this laptop, all thanks to the 720p HD webcam equipped on the front.

So what are you waiting for? if you happen to be a heavy PC gamer and you have $649 in your pocket, this is definitely the deal you don't want to miss.

You can go grab this MSI laptop on Newegg at only $649.

HP Stream 11 Pro G2 laptop is now only $179.99. Is it good for gaming? (Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, HD Graphics, 9 hour battery life)
Who says that cheap Windows 10 laptops are just a myth and impossible to find on the market? Well, we recently found 2 pretty awesome Windows 10 laptops at low costs, they are from ASUS and HP. And today, we found another one. It's from HP once again called HP Stream 11 Pro G2 laptop and it's only $179.99. Can you believe it?

Yup, that's right, today you can grab this HP Stream 11 Pro G2 laptop for just $179.99 on Amazon. For a Windows 10 notebook. this is definitely really cheap. But despite being a low-cost laptop, HP Stream 11 Pro G2 still looks impressive on paper. In fact, with the specs that it comes with, we are more than sure that you can throw some heavy stuff on this machine.

HP Stream 11 Pro G2 laptop is now only $179.99. Is it good for gaming? (Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, HD Graphics, 9 hour battery life)
HP Stream 11 Pro G2 comes with an 11.6-inch screen with the resolution of 1366x768 pixels, which is higher than the standard 720p resolution (1280x720 pixels). But that's not the only thing that is so great on this affordable laptop. There's more.

On the sector of performance, HP trusts Intel Celeron dual-core N3050 processor, accompanied with Intel HD Integrated Graphics to handle the whole graphical tasks thrown on this machine. Meanwhile, 4GB DDR3 RAM is also provided to ensure smooth experience to users, especially when opening many apps or multiple tabs at once on Firefox.

HP Stream 11 Pro G2 is running on Windows 10 Professional. So this laptop is definitely suitable for professional-career people who work at the office. And we believe its performance is more than adequate to handle some productive tasks without any problem.

The biggest downside found on this notebook is no other than its built-in storage. So HP Stream 11 Pro G2 only provides you 32GB/64GB SSD. This is probably not such a deal breaker for some users, but for media consumptive people, this laptop can leave a lot to be desired.

The good thing is, it's still expandable through microSD card slot. So hopefully, you can still have an extra capacity of storage for your favorite media stuff like movies, music, photos or games.

But it's worth mentioning that Windows 10 operating system usually consumes around 4 to 5GB from internal SSD, which means you'll only get around 27GB (for 32GB SSD variant) or 59GB (for 64GB variant) of free available internal built-in storage.

HP claims that this laptop is capable to last for up to 9.5 hours of battery life on one charge, which is considered as 'great' given that it's running on heavy performing Windows 10 OS. So this laptop can be a great reliable machine if you are using it on-the-go outside your house.

How does it perform to handle PC games?

For a cheap laptop, HP Stream 11 Pro G2 actually doesn't disappoint when it comes to specs. It's got a dual-core Intel Celeron processor, Intel HD Graphics and 4GB of RAM. And this looks pretty good for a cheap notebook.

With this kind of specs, we believe this laptop has what it takes to run some old PC games like GTA Vice CIty, GTA San Andreas or Prince of Persia Two Thrones without any problem.

Unfortunately, if you're looking for a gaming laptop and you also happen to be a heavy gamer, we totally don't recommend this laptop because HP Stream 11 Pro G2 is definitely not made for heavy gaming, even though it's got 4GB of RAM.

But if you only want a reliable laptop to accommodate your basic productive tasks like typing, editing PowerPoint and other Office software, HP Stream 11 Pro G2 can be one hell of a great purchase for you.

Alcatel Plus 12 tablet
If you're on the street looking for a Windows 10 tablet that doesn't dig deeper into your pocket, then you might want to check out what Alcatel just unveiled recently at MWC 2017. It's a hybrid tablet called Alcatel Plus 12.

Just like any Windows 10 hybrid tablets out there (including the recently-revealed Samsung Galaxy Book 10 & 12 tablets), this Alcatel Plus 12 tablet also bears the same design concept.

So it is a regular tablet and it's running on Windows 10 OS. It comes with a keyboard case which is detachable magnetically with the tablet.

Alcatel Plus 12 tablet
Of course, as a more affordable option, Alcatel Plus 12 tablet is probably not on par with the likes of Samsung Galaxy Book 12 when it comes to performance, let alone Microsoft Surface Pro tablets. But for doing basic productivity-related tasks, we are more than sure this Alcatel Plus 12 tablet is perfectly capable to accommodate almost all of your needs. 

Hardware specs

This year's Alcatel Plus 12 tablet actually brings a much better specs sheet than the predecessor (Alcatel Plus 10 tablet).

Its display for example, is now 12-inches and it comes with full HD 1920x1080 pixels resolution, which is a much improvement over last year's model that came with a smaller 10-inch screen and lower 720p resolution.

In terms of performance, Alcatel Plus 12 tablet is also not too shabby at all as a Windows 10 device. So it comes with 1GHz dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 "Apollo Lake" processor, accompanied with 4GB of LPDDR2 RAM. Unfortunately, there's no information about what graphics card that Alcatel is cramming inside this tablet.

There's 32GB eMMC SSD internal storage to store all of your files and media contents, but the good thing is, this tablet is expandable through its microSD slot for up to 32GB.

Its storage may not be as huge as other Windows 10 offerings on the market. But with total 64GB of storage, it's actually still good enough to keep many of your contents alive on this device.

For gaming, we totally don't recommend this tablet for you, especially if you happen to be a hardcore PC gamer. But for playing some older PC games, we are confidence that its Intel dual-core Celeron processor will perform well without a problem, especially knowing that this tablet is equipped with a pretty huge 4GB of RAM.

On the sector of battery, Alcatel Plus 12 comes with a 6900mAh power battery. But interestingly, the separate keyboard case also comes with its own 2580mAh battery. So when both are attached, you'll get a much longer battery life from this device.

And this is definitely important given that Alcatel Plus 12 is a productivity-focused tablet running on Windows 10 OS, which requires a lot of power to operate (compared to Android OS that is more light weight). So it's good to hear that Alcatel Plus 12 is well-equipped for that!

Design

In terms of design, Alcatel Plus 12 actually looks much better and more professional than last year's model. So the rear chassis comes with a metallic finish all over it, making it look and feel premium.

And then, the detachable keyboard case also have really strong magnets on its ports. So when attached to the tablet, it will require some power to detach the tablet from the keyboard. And this is good because it makes sure that this device will be steady when used for doing productivity tasks like typing or taking notes with the stylus while in laptop mode.

The keyboard case is also assigned as the base for LTE hotspot. So if you happen to have a really speedy internet connection and you want to share it to a group of people, yes, you can do that as this keyboard allows you to connect to 15 other devices.

Alcatel Plus 12 is equipped with Hello-compatible fingerprint scanner right in the power button and it also supports N-Trig powered digitizer pen (stylus) with Windows Ink.

And we already know how great N-Trig really is as we've seen this stylus technology on many devices from Microsoft Surface tablets, HP Slate7 Extreme to Nvidia Shield Tablet. So if you love doing something creative with the stylus, like creating sketches or drawing paintings, then you're in the right hands if you pick Alcatel Plus 12 tablet.

Release date and pricing?

Unfortunately, Alcatel is still tight-lipped regarding the release date and pricing for this tablet. But given that the last year's Alcatel Plus 10 only cost €349, then we're pretty much sure that this new-gen Alcatel Plus 12 will likely be priced around that price range or probably, a slightly more expensive. But definitely not as expensive as Samsung Galaxy Book 12 tablet. 

About Alcatel products and their qualities

Anyway, if you are not so familiar with Alcatel and its products, this France-based company actually used to be one of the pioneers in cell phone industry alongside Motorola, Ericsson and Nokia.

And the quality of Alcatel smartphones and tablets are actually not that bad. In fact, we've already had experiences with 2 of Alcatel smartphones - Alcatel Flash Plus and Flash 2 and THEY DON'T SUCK.

For your information, one of Alcatel smartphones - Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 - actually got a great review from TheVerge on YouTube, calling this phone as the BEST smartphone in low price range in the US around 2 years ago ($250).

So if you're planning to buy Alcatel Plus 12 tablet in the near future or other Alcatel products, then you don't need to worry at all as Alcatel devices are great in quality, despite their low price points than other competitors.

This cheap $140 Lenovo ThinkPad 11e can flip over 360 degrees and it has 4GB RAM and Intel HD Graphics
As many of you know, today, Chromebook laptops are becoming more and more popular than iPads among students in the US. Well, if you're interested to get one, we have a cheap Chromebook laptop that you may want to check out. It's Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook by the way. The good news is, this laptop can be yours right now for only $140.

Yes, that's true. Yesterday, Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook just got its price slashed down to only $140 ($139.89 to be exact). And it's available today on Amazon.

For comparisons, Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook is now priced at $299 at Best Buy, while B&H Photo has it for $185. So the offer from Amazon is definitely worth checking out here because it's the cheapest price around.

But the question is, is it worth it?

Well, from what we see, it's safe to say that Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook is one hell of a great purchase.

You might ask why.

Lenovo Thinkpad 11e: Unbelievable? This cheap $140 Chromebook can turn into a tablet and it has 4GB RAM plus Intel HD Graphics
Okay, first of all, this Lenovo Chromebook laptop is not just a regular laptop. It is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop. So of course, in normal laptop mode, you can simply use it normally on the table, just like any laptops. But the coolest thing is, you can flip it over for up to 360 degrees to enter the tablet mode.

This is definitely the first and main reason why we think Lenovo ThinkPad 11e is totally worth purchasing especially with its cheap discounted price.

But that's not all. There's more.

Specs

This cheap $140 Lenovo ThinkPad 11e can flip over 360 degrees and it has 4GB RAM and Intel HD Graphics
This Lenovo Chromebook comes with an 11.6-inch display sporting the 1366x768 pixels resolution. This is higher than the regular 720p display (1280x720 pixels). So you can still get a pretty good amount of details over its screen when browsing the web or watching HD movies.

As far as the performance is concerned, Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook is powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Intel Celeron N3150 processor, accompanied with 4GB of RAM to ensure smooth experience to users.

Meanwhile, the whole graphical tasks thrown on this laptop will be handled by Integrated Intel HD Graphics. So performance-wise, this Lenovo laptop totally has what it takes to be a good performing laptop.

This cheap $140 Lenovo ThinkPad 11e can flip over 360 degrees and it has 4GB RAM and Intel HD Graphics
However, it still depends totally on Chrome OS because this platform is still in the early stage and lots of improvements and bug fixes are still needed. Hopefully Google will improve it even further in the future to make it better and smoother in performance.

Anyway, you'll only get 16GB out of its built-in eMMC storage, which is acceptable given its cheap $140 price point. The good news is, there's an SD card slot provided to give you an extra space for all of your media stuff.

Another thing to notice from this laptop is, it's got some rugged features like a rubber bumper. And this is really great because it ensures that this laptop will be durable enough when falling to the solid ground.

How does it perform for playing games?

Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook is powered by relatively good performing specs, from Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and Intel HD graphics.

However, despite having a pretty solid performance, this Lenovo Chromebook has very limited game selection on Chrome web store. There are many popular games on Android OS that cannot be found on Chrome web store.

The good news is, according to androidcentral.com, sometime in 2017, this Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook will be one of the Chromebook laptops to get the support from Google to run Android apps on Google Play Store.

So with the specs that it comes with, we believe this Lenovo laptop can be an ideal laptop to play Android games.

Are you gonna buy it?

So what do you think about this Chromebook? Are you interested to get one? Or you have doubts of buying it due to the fact that it's running on Chrome OS, not Windows 10 OS?

Well, what decision you pick, we totally recommend you this laptop especially if you're only looking for a basic productive laptop for typing or Office editing and you're okay with its inability to run Windows legacy software.

It's really cheap, only $140, but it's got some great stuff to offer here, like its 720p display, 4GB of RAM, Intel HD Graphics, its ability to flip over 360 degrees and its durable strong design.

We really hope that this model also comes with the support to run Android apps in the future. That would make it a much better choice for customers in hybrid laptop category.

This Asus Chromebook Flip C213 laptop will make you drool all over the place
Just a couple of months ago, we were made impressed by what Asus brought to the laptop market. Its Asus Chromebook Flip C302 - features some decent specs like full HD screen, Intel Core m3, 4gigs of RAM, all-aluminum finish and flippable design through 360-degree hinge. But today, Asus comes with another impressive Chromebook laptop. This one is Asus Chromebook Flip C213.

What makes this laptop so special is actually its design and materials. So Asus Chromebook Flip C213 is a rugged laptop with really sturdy and strong chassis. So if you're looking for a laptop that can easily survive from extreme drops on solid ground, this is probably the laptop for you.

Anyway, similar just like the predecessor, this laptop still inherits the same flexible hinge which allows user to flip over this laptop for up to 360 degrees. So you can basically use it either in laptop, kickstand, tent or even tablet mode.

This Asus Chromebook Flip C213 laptop will make you drool all over the place
Asus Chromebook Flip C213 features an 11.6-inch display with touchscreen support. There's 5MP camera on the back and also HD shooter on the front side. So if you love taking photos or do video calls, this one has got you covered.

This laptop is running on Chrome OS. So you're not gonna be able to run Windows software on this machine. But hopefully, Asus Chromebook Flip C213 is one of the laptops that will get the support from Google to run Android apps in the future.

As claimed by Asus, this Chromebook laptop is capable to deliver around 12 hours of battery life, which is believable given that Chrome OS is not as power-consuming than say, Windows 10 OS.

This Asus Chromebook Flip C213 laptop will make you drool all over the place
Asus Chromebook Flip C213 comes with Chrome device management system that allows users to give permission or block apps and extensions as well as force-install apps. So security is definitely the number one aspect that Asus wants to brag through this laptop.

If you want to own this laptop, Asus Chromebook Flip C213 can be yours for $349. This is actually much cheaper than what Asus is asking for Asus Chromebook Flip C302 ($499). It has been available to buy on Amazon since 3 days ago as well as other retailers.

So what are you waiting for? If you're looking for a rugged laptop that has a sturdy design and can be used as a fully working tablet, be sure to check out Asus Chromebook Flip C213.

Awesome! This $279 Lenovo Flex 11 is a 2-in-1 flippable Chromebook that lets you use it both as laptop and tablet
With more and more schools in the US using Chromebooks for their students, we believe this is the best time for you to get one for yourself. Well, if you want to buy a Chromebook today, Lenovo Flex 11 is probably the one you're looking for. This laptop now can be yours for $279.

Recently, Lenovo just made Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook official and this laptop will be available to buy for $279. It should be available sometime this month.

So if you happen to be a student and you're still wandering around the street looking for a simple productive laptop that is NOT running on Windows, this Chromebook from Lenovo can be a suitable option for you.

This may not be as cheap as the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook we showed you earlier yesterday, which costs only $140 ($40 off), but we believe Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook offers something that is so much even better in the whole aspect than ThinkPad 11e.

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First of all, Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook, as its name suggests, is indeed a flexible 2-in-1 convertible laptop. So basically, this kind of laptop lets you use it in 2 modes - laptop mode and tablet mode.

However, this Lenovo Chromebook doesn't allow you to flip over the keyboard in full circle, just like on HP Spectra x360 where you can flip over this laptop to turn it into a full tablet.

Even so, Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook is still a great laptop because it offers a lot of functionalities in one single package. You can use it as a normal laptop and you can also use it as a tablet on the table with the keyboard as the kickstand.

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Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook comes with an 11.6-inch display sporting the resolution of 1366x768 pixels. This is definitely not as as impressive as HP AMD E2 laptop we showed a few days ago, which comes with a full HD display (1080p) and it's only $219 on Amazon.

And then in performance, you'll find a 2.1GHz quad-core ARM processor inside this machine, as well as 4GB of RAM that will ensure the smooth experience on this laptop especially when opening many apps or Chrome tabs at once.

There's only 32GB built-in storage provided on this Chromebook. So if you're planning to use this laptop to keep all of your movies, music and games, you'll be left disappointed here. But the good thing is, it's expandable through microSD card slot (hopefully up to 128GB).

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Lenovo promises that this Chromebook will deliver around 10 hour battery life to users, which is somehow believable given the fact that it's running on light-weight Chrome OS, as opposed to Windows 10 OS that consumes a lot of power.

According to Lenovo, this laptop is designed with 'Android apps in mind' and it will offer Google Play Store soon, which means you can sill use many popular apps and games that you've come to love on your Android tablet or smartphone.

Should I buy this Chromebook?

But you might be wondering "why should I get this Chromebook instead of regular Windows 10 laptop?"

Well, that's a great question. Okay, so the price of this laptop may be a little steep especially considering it's running on Chrome OS, not Windows 10 where you're able to run any legacy Windows software without any problem.

Not to mention that there's a much cheaper Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Chromebook that now costs only $140, WHICH may look kind of boxy, but it's convertible bendable laptop and also has some pretty impressive specs on board.

However, by paying as much as $279, Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook actually can still a good purchase for you, especially if you want to get a simple productive laptop and you're okay not being able to run Windows software on this Chromebook.

How does it perform for playing games?

Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook comes with a 2.1GHz quad-core ARM processor and 4GB of RAM. With this kind of specs, of course you'll be able to run almost any Chrome games without any problem.

Unfortunately, there's no information regarding the GPU that Lenovo crams inside this Chromebook. So we are not really sure about how great is this gonna perform for playing games.

Besides, Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook is running on Chrome OS, and right now there are not many awesome games available on Chrome web store.

The good news is, as stated by Lenovo, this laptop is designed with Android apps in mind, which means you'll be able to run Android games in the near future, of course when Google officially opens up the access for this laptop to Android OS and Google Play Store. 

This $249 Acer Chromebook R 11 is a convertible laptop that will blow your mind
Besides Asus, Samsung and Lenovo, there are actually other laptop manufacturers that also make Chromebooks. And their laptops are also worth checking out. Acer Chromebook R 11 is definitely one of them. The good news is, now you can have this Chrome-OS laptop for $249.

Yes, you got that one right. This laptop is now priced at $249 on Amazon. But of course, this price is only valid for those living in the US. Meanwhile, if you happen to be living outside the US, then the cost will skyrocket due to the shipping cost.

This $249 Acer Chromebook R 11 is a convertible laptop that will blow your mind
Anyway, for a $249 laptop, this Acer Chromebook R 11 is actually not too shabby at all. First of all, it comes with an 11.6-inch display with the resolution of 1366x768 pixels, which is quite standard for a Chromebook. The screen is touchscreen by the way.

And this is the thing that makes Acer Chromebook R 11 really awesome. So this Acer's laptop is actually a 2-in-1 convertible laptop, which means you'll be able to use it in 2 modes: laptop mode and tablet mode.

This $249 Acer Chromebook R 11 is a convertible laptop that will blow your mind
In laptop mode, of course you can use it normally as a regular laptop on the table. But if you feel like wanting to use it as a tablet, you can simply flip over its keyboard for up to 360 degrees to the back of the screen.

In this position, you can then put the laptop on the table maybe to watch movies or browse the web, while the keyboard will be assigned as the kickstand. And thanks to its touchscreen support, you can access the entire control of the screen right at your fingertips.

Isn't that awesome, huh?

Performance

As far as the specs is concerned, this laptop is powered by an Intel Celeron processor clocked at 1.6GHz, paired with Intel HD Graphics and then, there's also 4GB of RAM on board to ensure its smooth performance when running Chrome OS.

So basically, this one is a pretty good performing Chromebook. And you can totally count on its performance to do some basic tasks like typing, browsing the web, running Office apps or even playing some Chrome-OS games.

The downside though, is in its storage department. This Acer Chromebook is only equipped with 32GB of built-in internal storage. So if you're planning to keep many of your favorite movies, music and games, you may want to steer clear from this Chromebook.

But it's probably not such a deal breaker for some users out there, especially students. And besides, there's microSD card slot provided on this Chromebook. So hopefully, you can bump up its storage to 64GB or even 128GB to complement the internal storage.

How does it perform for playing games?

For a gaming laptop, we totally don't recommend this Acer Chromebook R 11 to you especially because it's running on Chrome OS, not Windows OS. So the game selection on this platform is pretty limited right now. 

However, despite all that, this Acer Chromebook is still a good performing laptop. It's got an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics.

Hopefully, this Acer Chromebook is one of the laptops that will get the support from Google to run Android apps in the near future. 

But don't get your hopes up on this one because heavy Android games like Asphalt 8 apparently doesn't run so smoothly even on Samsung's latest Chromebook Plus.

Should I buy it?

Priced at $249, Acer Chromebook R 11 is definitely one Chromebook you don't wanna miss. It's got pretty good specs, it's a touchscreen laptop and its bendable design totally makes it more versatile than pretty much any regular laptops around the market right now.

Lenovo YOGA 720 and YOGA 520
If the recently-announced Lenovo Miix 320 laptop doesn't attract you at all with its cheap $199 price tag, and you're also looking for a perfectly capable Windows 10 laptop to accommodate all of your productive and even gaming needs, then Lenovo YOGA 720 and Lenovo YOGA 520 are probably the ones for you.

So at Mobile World Congress 2017 held in Barcelona, a Chinese tech giant - Lenovo - just revealed a bunch of new computing devices. Two of them are Lenovo YOGA 720 and Lenovo YOGA 520. Both devices are running Windows 10 OS and they are hybrid laptops.

Lenovo YOGA 720 and YOGA 520
So they are regular Windows 10 laptops, but they are designed by Lenovo with flipping hinge which allows them to be flipped over 360 degrees to enter the tablet mode, similar just like what HP is offering through its HP Spectre x360.

However, unlike the cheap $199 Lenovo Miix 320, these YOGA 720 and YOGA 520 are NOT detachable to their keyboards.

One of the best things that users can get from any of these laptops are definitely their specs. And their specs are amazingly good. In fact, both Lenovo YOGA 720 and Lenovo YOGA 520 totally have what it takes to be the Surface Pro killers.

Anyway, both Lenovo YOGA 720 and YOGA 520 consist in 2 models - the one with 4K display and the second one is more affordable with full HD screen.

Lenovo YOGA 720 and YOGA 520
First of all, let us start with Lenovo YOGA 720, which is the highest-end variant in this series. This laptop brings some of the best on the market to the table. It's got a 15.6-inch display sporting either 4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) or full HD resolution (1920x1080 pixels).

And then, its performance will be handled by a powerful Intel Core i7 7th-gen processor and 16GB DDR4 of RAM, with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card handling all the graphical tasks thrown on this device. So gaming is definitely going to be really awesome on this hybrid laptop. 

This laptop is also well-equipped in storage department, thanks to its huge 1TB PCIe SSD/512GB SSD storage inside. And we believe this is more than enough to store many of your favorite media contents like movies, music or photos as well as documents into this laptop.

As stated by Lenovo, this YOGA 720 is capable to deliver 8 hours of battery life to users. But this is the one with 4K resolution display. Meanwhile, the other variant with full HD display could last longer for 9 hours.

Lenovo YOGA 720 laptop will be priced at staggering $1099 for the basic option with full HD display and 512GB SSD storage, so the 4K variant with 1TB storage will be more expensive. However, if you happen to not have a huge budget, you can also pick up its sibling - Lenovo YOGA 520.

Lenovo YOGA 520 comes with a smaller 13.3-inch screen. But just like its sibling, this laptop is also available in 2 variants - the one with 4K (3840x2160 pixels) and also the full HD (1920x1080 pixels) screens.

On paper, this Lenovo YOGA 520 is actually as impressive as its sibling. So it's also powered by Intel Core i7 7th-gen processor and 16GB DDR4 of RAM. So this one definitely will scream a lot in performance.

However, this model comes with Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU, instead of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 found inside its sibling. So when it comes to gaming performance, this model definitely won't be as powerful as Lenovo YOGA 720.

For the rest of the specs, Lenovo YOGA 520 is basically similar with Lenovo YOGA 720. It comes with 512GB SSD/1TB PCIe storage, 2 JBL speakers, a camera that's capable to shot 720p videos and the battery that can deliver around 7 hours (4K variant)/8 hours (full HD model) of battery life.

Lenovo YOGA 520 will cost you $859 if you want to bring this device to your home. But this is the price of the full HD variant with 512GB storage. Meanwhile, if you want to go with 4K model and 1TB storage, the price will surely be more expensive than that.

The coolest thing about these Lenovo YOGA 720 and Lenovo YOGA 520 is, these guys support Lenovo Active Pen or stylus with Windows Ink. So if you love creating sketches on a tablet, these 2 laptops can be great options for you.

However, this Lenovo Active Pen will likely not be included in the package, which means you're gonna need to purchase it separately. 

Lenovo Yoga 720 and 520 fingerprint reader with Windows Hello
Both of these laptops also come supported with fingerprint reader with Windows Hello. So you can easily unlock any of these devices either with your finger or even with your voice. Isn't that awesome, huh?

Both Lenovo YOGA 720 and Lenovo YOGA 520 will arrive soon on the market in April. As mentioned above already, pricing starts at $859 for Lenovo YOGA 520 with the basic full HD panel (512GB) and $1099 for Lenovo YOGA 720 with basic full HD screen (512GB). And if you select the 4K variant (1TB) of these laptops, the prices will definitely be more expensive.

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