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Best Smart Watches 2020 (September/October)

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Sep/Oct 2020. Best Smart Watches 2020. When looking for a good Christmas gift look no further: a Smart Watch will be very much appreciated! We review and recommend Apple and Android smart watches like the Apple Smart Watch Series 5 and the Samsung Galaxy Smart watch. When you want to buy a new smart watch then you want to look at the battery life, recharge time, features, apps, compatibility with you current smartphone and if the smart watch is swimproof. Last but not least: it has to look good!

The best smart watch brands today are Apple and Samsung.

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What functions can you expect in a Smartwatch in 2020?

The latest smart watches have made a big step forward compared to their earlier versions. The cpu and speed/easiness to smoothly switch between functions and Bluetooth connection with the phone have improved. Also the apps and the screen quality are much better with Always-On Retina display/30% larger screen/sAMOLED display and more internal mem. Also the battery life has improved to up to 4 days with the Samsung Galaxy.

Apple vs Android smart watches

Most comparisons between the latest Apple and for example Samsung smart watches are overblown. Both are very good smart watches. The one you want to buy depends mostly on the smart phone you or the person you want to give the smart watch to as a gift has. When you have an Apple smartphone you have the choice between an Apple Smart watch or an Android/iOS smartwatch but it is normally good advise to stick with the brand smartphone you have to avoid compatibility problems. The Android smart watches are usually less expensive than the Apple smart watches.

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(Disclaimer: prices mentioned are accurate at the time of writing, but may have changed)


Best Apple Smart Watch: Series 5 and Series 6

The best Apple smart watch is by far the new Series 5 Apple smart watch. It has the following features: GPS + Cellular, Always-On Retina display, 30% larger screen, it is Swim proof, it has an ECG app and electrical and optical heart sensors. Also handy are the built-in compass and elevation and the Emergency SOS/ International emergency calling. This is the latest Apple smartwatch. Apple has updated the specs greatly from the Series 4. The battery life is around 18 hours, which is shorter than the Samsung Galaxy.

In my opinion this is the best Apple smartwatch you can get at the moment. You get all this for a very good price which has gone down lately because Apple has announced the Apple smart watch Series 6.

The new Apple Smartwatch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE
The new Series 6 has beside the already wide range of features of the Series 5 also a blood oxygen meter. This allows watch wearers to monitor the oxygen level in their blood. The sensor works with normal and infrared light that is reflected by oxygen-rich red blood cells. Users of the Apple Watch with new sensor can also participate in a number of scientific studies on diseases such as asthma and Covid-19.

The Series 6 has a brighter screen and altimeter. It will be available in range of different colors. Apple also introduced new bracelets for the watches. Apple has also introduced a cheaper Apple Watch SE. The Apple Watch SE can be placed between the Series 4 and still available Series 3.

When looking at price-quality and value for money this Series 5 and when available the Series 6 is my choice for ‘best Apple smart watch 2020’.

Apple watch11Apple Smart Watch series 5


Best Android Smart Watch: Samsung Galaxy Smart Watch

The Samsung Galaxy smartwatch has a 1.3 Inch sAMOLED 360x 360 display and a 1.15 GHz Dual-Core processor with 0.75GB RAM 4GB internal storage memmory, the latest 2.4GHz Bluetooth v4.2 and a battery life that lasts up to 4 days. The watch has multiple sensors like an Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, HR Sensor and Light Sensor. Because this watch is much less costly than the Apple watch you get more value for money. The Samsung Galaxy below is less than $400 at the time of writing this review. Especially because of the value for money, the long battery life and the great looks this Samsung Galaxy smart watch is in my opinion the best Android smart watch this Christmas 2020.

but: also take a look at the other Android smartwatches below!

gaming desktop1Android Smart Watch: Samsung Galaxy

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Best Laptops Ultrabooks 2020 (September/October 2020)

Sep/Oct 2020. Best Laptops For 2020. What is the best Laptop/Chromebook? On this site we review good, affordable Intel i3, Intel i5, Apple, Windows, family, college, gaming and work/business laptops and Chromebooks. Good laptops today have some serious processing power. The best brands like Apple, Asus, Acer, HP, Dell and Samsung have a sleek design and are lightweight. Who needs a desktop any more?

When buying a new laptop or chromebook there are several factors to take into account. You want to look at the best price (under 400, under 500, under 1000), processor, Chromebook/ iMac or Windows and design. Which laptop is best for you depends on your wishes and what you are going to use your new laptop for (family, student, business).

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Factors that determine the performance of a laptop computer

Sspeed of a laptop is mainly dependent on the quality of the CPU. The number of cores the CPU has (single core, dual core, quad core) and the available RAM (more internal memory is better, today laptops should have at least 4 GB) makes a big difference. And also the type of harddisk (SSD is much faster than regular HDD) is important for speed. When running programs or games that use a lot of graphic processing the quality of the video-card is the main factor for speed. Ultrabooks usually have more RAM and a better cpu and video card than regular laptops.

Intel vs AMD

When choosing a laptop the CPU is an important factor to consider. The CPU is the heart of the laptop. Intel and AMD are the two main processor manufacturers. The Intel processors tend to perform better per core but are about twice as expensive as the AMD processors. For example, for the price of a 2 core Intel processor you can get a 4 core AMD processor.

It is difficult to say that the Intel CPU`s are better than the AMD ones because for the same price as one Intel core you can sometimes get more AMD cores which eliminates the performance gain that single Intel processors show in benchmark tests.

The gain in performance with a more expensive processor/graphics card can be noticed in high speed gaming frame rate but is hardly noticeable when using the laptop for normal use.

What Speed Do You Need?

– I3 Intel series and its equivalent AMD processors are used in low end laptops for usual computer tasks like surfing the web, email and administrative tasks. These are the cheapest Intel processors with the lowest processing power.

– The Intel i5 series and equivalent AMD processors have better performance and can be used for light/medium gaming and medium video editing/ graphical programs.

– Intel i7 Intel processors and equivalent AMD processors are the most expensive but get you the most processing power, the best gaming experience and the best basis for heavy graphical programs and video editing.

Ultrabook vs Laptop

An Ultrabook is a fast, ultra thin, ultra lightweight laptop that can only be called “Ultrabook” when it meets specific requirements set by Intel. It has a low energy use so the battery will last a long time, it boots up extremely quickly and is automatically updated. These features are reflected in the price. Ultrabooks are usually more expensive than a regular laptop.

Therefore I present and review on this page the most popular laptops, after that a section with Ultrabooks and after that the best laptops from the top laptop brands.


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Newest Laptops 2020


#1 Best Laptop 2020: ASUS K Series Flagship Premium 15.6″ Full HD Laptop (Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)

Best hp Laptop1ASUS Premium Flagship 15.6inch Top Performance Full HD Laptop

This Premium ASUS Top Performance Laptop is packed with good specs: Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quadcore Processor with 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 15.6 inch Full HD 1920×1080 Display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M, 256GB SSD. This laptop is a beast.


#2 Best Laptop: Newest HP 15.6 inch Premium HD Laptop Intel Core i5-7200U, 12GB DDR4 RAM

Best hp Laptop1HP 15.6 inch Premium HD Laptop Intel Core i5-7200U, 12GB DDR4 RAM

With this HP 15.6 inch Premium HD Laptop, you will get the latest Intel Core i5-7200U Processor. Included is also an enormous amount of 12GB very fast DDR4L SDRAM, a 15.6 inch HD SVA BrightView WLED-backlit (1366×768) with Intel HD Graphics 620 with up to 6230 MB total graphics memory.


#3 Best Laptop: HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop

Best Laptop2HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop (6th Gen Skylake, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor, 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 10)

HP has been a quality laptop producer for many years. The Pavilion series are laptops with good specs for a decent price. The specs for this HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop are: latest 6th Gen Skylake, Intel Core i5-6200U Processor 3M Cache, up to 2.80 GHz 6GB DDR3, 1TB HDD. It has Windows 10, a 15.6-inch Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920×1080), HDMI, B&O PLAY with 2 speakers. For a price around $535 a 15.6 inch 6th gen Intel i5 laptop with these specs (especially FULL HD) is a very very good deal!


#4 The New Apple MacBook Pro (with touch bar) and MacBook Air

The New Apple MacBook Pro with touch bar is the most popular Apple laptop, closely followed by the Apple MacBook Air. Both are excellent laptops with the best specs you can get on the market, but they are also the most expensive mainstream laptops around. The MacBook Pro shown below has a 2560 x 1600 IPS screen, up to 512 Gb (very energy efficient) flash drive, 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 4 thunderbolt 3 ports. Those specs make this laptop extremely fast. If you are an Apple user, nothing can compare to the quality of a MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air. When you are not an Apple user the price and the problematic data transfers with windows computers could be an obstacle.

Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple MacBook Pro 13.3-Inch Laptop with Retina Display (512 GB) NEWEST VERSION

Specs for the New 13.3 inch MacBook Pro laptop:

2.9GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 (turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz), 4 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, Intel Iris Graphics 550,Mac OS Sierra.

Apple MacBook Air Laptop (NEWEST VERSION)Apple MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop 256 GB SSD, 8GB RAM (NEWEST VERSION)

 


#5: Asus 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U,4 GB RAM,500 GB)

This Asus 15.6 inch laptop is one of the most popular laptop today. This is very logical because the specs are very good when looking at the price: around $350 at the time of writing.  For that price you get: the Intel i3-5010U 2.1 GHz processor, 4 Gb RAM and a 15.6 inch FULL HD screen. A very good laptop for everyday use at home, for a student or as a laptop for your work. It does not have the extreme quality of the Apple MacBooks but has a lot to offer for about 1/5 the of the price :) that is why I put this laptop on the #5 place in the ranking.

ASUS 15.6-Inch HD Dual-Core 2.16GHz Laptop, 500GBAsus 15.6-Inch Laptop (2.1 GHz Core i3-5010U,4 GB RAM,500 GB)


#6 The New Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch Laptop

Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch LaptopNewest Model Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch 1920 x 1080 LED Touchscreen Laptop

Dell is a well known laptop brand for many years. The Inspiron series are good laptops for a good price. The specs for this Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch HD 1366 x 768 LED Backlit Touchscreen Display High Performance Laptop are: Intel Core i5-5200U processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD+/-RW Drive, HDMI, Bluetooth, Win 10, Intel HD Graphics 5500 with shared graphics memory. For about the same price as my #1 pick you get a 5th gen i5 processor, not the newest 6th gen. but with 8GB RAM in stead of 6GB and a HD touch screen in stead of a full HD non touch screen. The choice is up to you :)


#7 Laptop 2020: Samsung Chromebook 3 11.6-Inch

Samsung Chromebook 3 11.6-InchSamsung Chromebook 3 16.1-Inch

This Samsung Chromebook 3 has the following specs: Celeron N3050 2.6 GHz processor, 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 screen, 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM, 16 Gb SSD. It is the successor of the long time very popular first Samsung two Chromebooks. Pros: very, very fast because of the 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM and 16 Gb Solid State Drive, lightweight, slim design and fully integrated with all Google services. Biggest problem for people who don`t like Google: fully integrated with Google services.


#8 Lenovo Flex 3 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook

This is an ultrabook, that means that it has more features, like a touch screen and better specs but is also a bit more expensive that a regular laptop. Although it is more expensive it has an excellent price/quality. That is why it is # 8 of the best laptops 2018.

Lenovo Flex 3 15.6-Inch Touchscreen UltrabookLenovo Flex 3 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook


Ultrabooks For 2020

Here you find the best Ultrabooks available today.


AMD Laptops

AMD processors have less processing power then Intel processors but they are about half the price. For example: for the same price as an Intel i3 processor which is a duo core processor you have a quad core AMD A10 processor. The AMD A10 and i3 processors are similar in performance but AMD processors run better with a good amount of fast RAM memory. Therefore you will normally see more GB RAM installed in the laptop. You will find better/ separate graphic-cards in AMD laptops then in Intel laptops for the same price because the processor is cheaper. This is useful for better graphics in games and video editing.


Best Gaming Laptops for 2020


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Best Verizon Smartphones 2020 (September/October 2020)

Best smartphone Samsung Galaxy S9+ VerizonSep/Oct 2020. The Best Verizon Smartphones 2020! Verizon smartphones are the best! I was looking for a good Verizon phone because I lost my previous one. There are many  Verizon phones to choose from.

Buying a Verizon smartphone has several advantages over a smartphone from an other network provider because Verizon wireless is one of the biggest and best networks in the US. Its headquarters is in New York City. Verizon has smartphones that are locked to their network but you can also choose an unlocked phone in which you can put a Verizon sim-card.

On this website you find the best Verizon phones sorted by brand: Samsung, iPhone, Motorola, and LG, the best Verizon smartphones/ mobile phones.

Intro Image: Samsung Galaxy S9+

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Verizon Wireless Smartphone general Search

Below you find a selection of smartphones that is randomly generated to give you an overview of the assortment of phones that Verizon has to offer.


Samsung Verizon Smartphones 2020

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is the most popular Verizon smartphone

Samsung is together with Apple iPhone the manufacturer with the biggest market share. The Galaxy line is very popular with the S9+, the 10 series and the Galaxy note.



Verizon Iphones

When you prefer Apple iPhone then there is lots to choose from for your Verizon network.



 


Motorola Verizon 2020

Motorola is a smartphone brand that is particularly popular in the USA, not so much in Europe or Asia. It has a good reputation of durable and reliable smartphones.



LG Verizon Smartphones

LG is a South Korean smartphone brand that is popular in Asia, Europe and more and more also in the USA. The LG v60 is the LG flagship smartphone in 2020.


 

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