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Best Christmas Gifts 2020: Gaming Console (PS5/Xbox X)

best gaming console playstation 5Nov/Dec 2020. Best Christmas Gifts Gaming Consoles 2020! Christmas is the time for appreciating family and friends and making them happy. What better Christmas gift than a gaming console like the new PS5 or the Xbox Series X? PlayStation 5 or Xbox One Series X, Sony or Microsoft? Which is the best Christmas gift? That is the question at the moment in the gaming world. November will bring the new version of both gaming systems. Then the battle for the costumers will begin. Who will win the war and the hearts of the gamers? On this page we review the new PS5 and Xbox Series X, the PS5 Digital edition and Xbox Series S gaming consoles. The new gaming consoles by Sony and Microsoft both promise to be faster, better and more powerful than the current generation consoles. In these difficult times, what better Christmas gift for your loved ones than a Xbox One Series X or PlayStation 5?

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Xbox vs PlayStation gaming consoles

The Xbox One Series X and PlayStation 5 both have gained raw processing power and because of that can handle more graphic demands, have faster drives and therefore have an even better game experience then before.

When looking at the specs the Xbox has a little more power under the hood but when playing games this will not make much difference. Microsoft also announced a cheaper version of the new Xbox, the Xbox Series S. The Series S is cheaper but also smaller and much less powerful. Sony on the other hand has announced a “Digital edition” of the Playstation 5 that is identical but can not play disks.

Playstation 5Sony Playstation 5

Xbox Series XMicrosoft Xbox Series X


Exclusive Content/ Games

Each brand has its own unique games to put forward: Xbox has for example Forza, Halo and Fable while Playstation 5 has Ratchet and Clank, Spiderman and Horizon. When you choose one gaming system, it will mean you loose out on the titles of the other.
To have an advantage on amount of high quality game titles Microsoft has recently purchased Zenimax which adds to the Xbox dozens of much loved games like Doom, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. It is possible that new content for these titles will only be available for Xbox.


Play Station or Xbox gaming consoles, The choice is up to you

Expected release date: Playstation 5 and Digital edition: 12 November 2020
Expected release date: Xbox One Series X and Series S: 10 November 2020


Playstation 5, Digital Edition, Xbox Series X, Series S Specs

Console

Xbox Series X

Xbox Series S

PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

Processor

8 custom Zen 2-cores with smt

8 custom Zen 2-cores with smt

8 custom Zen 2-cores with smt

8 custom Zen 2-cores with smt

Cpu-Speed

3,8GHz (3,66GHz with smt)

3,6GHz (3,4GHz with smt)

3,5GHz (variable)

3,5GHz (variable)

Main data storage SSD

1TB, ‘custom NVMe-PCIe 4.0-ssd’

512GB, ‘custom NVMe-PCIe 4.0-ssd’

825GB, ‘custom PCIe 4.0-ssd’

825GB, ‘custom PCIe 4.0-ssd’

SSD-Speed

2,4GB/s (raw), 4,8GB/s (compressed)

2,4GB/s (raw), 4,8GB/s (compressed)

5,5GB/s (raw), 9GB/s (compressed)

5,5GB/s (raw), 9GB/s (compressed)

Ram memory

16GB GDDR6, 320bit

10GB GDDR6

16GB GDDR6, 256bit

16GB GDDR6, 256bit

Ram speed

10GB @ 560GB/s 6GB @ 336GB/s

8GB @ 224Gbit/s 2GB @ 56GB/s

448GB/s

448GB/s

Storage upgrades

1TB-ssd-addition (propriëtair)

1TB-ssd-addition (propriëtair)

Selected NVMe-ssd’s

Selected NVMe-ssd’s

Gpu

52 compute-units 1825MHz

20 compute-units 1565MHz

36 compute-units 2,23GHz (variabel)

36 compute-units 2,23GHz (variabel)

Gpu-architecture

Custom RDNA 2

Custom RDNA 2

Custom RDNA 2

Custom RDNA 2

Gpu-computing power

12,15Tflops

4Tflops

10,28Tflops

10,28Tflops

Resolution/fps

4k@60fps Max 120fps

1440p@60fps Max 120fps

4k@60fps Max 120fps

4k@60fps Max 120fps

Disc drive

Ultra HD Blu-ray

No

Ultra HD Blu-ray

No

Connections

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1


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Best Smart Watches 2020 (October/November)

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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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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!

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Best Desktop Computers 2020 (October/November 2020)

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Oct/Nov 2020. Best Desktops For 2020. On this website we review good, affordable Apple, Windows, family, college, gaming and work/business desktops in the USA. When you want to buy a new desktop you want specs like a quad-core processor (for example: Intel I3, I5 or I7 or AMD A8 or A10), fast hard-drives SSD or HDD with 1 or 2 TB storage and plenty of DDR4 RAM, and reliable sound and graphics cards so that gaming and heavy duty graphic programs can run smoothly, as well as playing HD movies.

The best PC brands today are Apple, HP, Dell, Sony, Acer and Asus.

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What specs do you need in a desktop computer in 2020?

Speed is a very important spec. The speed of a desktop is mainly dependent on the quality of the central processing unit (CPU), how many CPU`s (single core, dual core, quad core), the available RAM (more internal memory is better, today desktops should have at least 4 GB) and the harddisk (SSD is much faster than regular HDD). Today you almost don’t see single core cpu’s anymore. 2 or mostly 4 cores is common. When running programs or games that use a lot of graphic processing the quality of the graphics processing unit (GPU) and/or video-card is very important.The newest Intel i3/i5/i7 cpu’s are the 10th gen cpu’s that perform better and have better power efficiency.

Intel vs AMD

When choosing a desktop computer the CPU is an important factor to consider. The CPU is the heart of the system. There are two main processor manufacturers namely Intel and AMD. The intel processors tend to perform slightly better per core but costs about twice as much compared to the AMD processors. The gain in performance can be noticed in high speed gaming frame rate but is hardly noticeable when using the desktop for normal use. The newest Intel CPUs are the 9th and 10th generation.

The Need For Speed

The i3 Intel series and its equivalent AMD processors are used in low end desktops for usual computer tasks. These are activities like surfing the web, email and administrative tasks. Intel Core i3 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. The i7 and higher Intel processors and equivalent AMD processors are the most expensive. These will get you the most processing power, the best gaming experience and the best basis for heavy graphical programs and video editing.

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

DDR4 RAM

In 2020 desktops mostly have the newest faster DDR4 RAM which is faster and more power efficient than the older/slower DDR3. When deciding on a new desktop I suggest you definitely buy one with DDR4 RAM.

Separate or integrated GPU?

Desktops for normal household use have integrated Graphics in the CPU. You don’t need a separate graphics-card. But for more graphics demanding video editing and gaming you want to have the CPU and a separate graphics-card doing. Then the CPU and GPU can do their own task. This is more expensive but greatly improves the frame-rate in gaming and speed in video editing.

Tower Desktop or All-in-One?

Desktop computers are available in two varieties: tower desktops and all-in-one desktops. A tower desktop usually does not include a monitor. You will need to buy one separately which adds to the total price, or use one that you already have. In an All-in-One desktop the computer components are build in in the monitor. This makes All-in-One desktops generally more expensive than a tower desktop without monitor. An AiO desktop saves space but it is more difficult to build in extra components if you want to do that. Also, you are stuck with the integrated screen and can not replace it with a new monitor later on. There are advantages and disadvantaged for both choices.

On this website you will first find my recommendation for the best (tower and All-in-One) desktops. After that you will find my choices for the best Intel i3, i5, AMD and gaming desktops and the Best desktops for the money.


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Best Desktop To Buy 2020: Acer Aspire Desktop, i5-10400 6-Core Processor, 12GB 2666MHz DDR4, 512GB SSD

The best new desktop at the moment in my opinion is this Acer Aspire Desktop, with 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10400.

Why? because it has the combination of the newest 10th Generation power efficient Intel i5 10400 processor together with the newest very fast 12Gb DDR4 Memory. The processor has a Turbo Boost up to 4.3 GHz and the RAM runs at 2666Mhz. DDR4 is in today’s new desktops a must and 12 Gb RAM is more than enough for any demanding graphics program or game at average settings. When you want to play more demanding games or at a higher setting then you probably want to install a separate graphics card or buy a gaming desktop. The RAM is up-gradable to 32 Gb. The very reliable i5 processor has integrated Intel 630 UHD graphics which delivers good performance for everyday use. OS: Windows 10. It has a 512 Gb SSD which gives a fast boot and gives you more than enough storage space for all your data. It comes with a keyboard and mouse.

Price/Quality
Price at time of writing this post: around $550 but this could have changed in the meantime. Looking at price-quality and value for money this ACER tower desktop is my choice for ‘best desktop 2020’. It is also one of the best selling desktops on Amazon at the time of writing.

acer best DesktopAcer Desktop (i5-10400, 12Gb DDR4 RAM, 512 GB SSD)


Best All-In-One Desktop for 2020: Acer Aspire AIO Desktop, 23.8 inches Full HD, 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9400T, 12GB DDR4, 512GB SSD Desktop

The best All-in-One desktop today in my opinion is the easy to use Acer Aspire Z24-890-UA91 AIO Desktop. It has a 23.8 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen Edge to Edge LED Back lit Display, the newest 9th Generation Intel Core i5 9400T Processor (Up to 3.4GHz) and incredibly fast 12GB DDR4 Memory. This new Intel I5 processor combined with the 12 Gb DDR4 RAM makes and the 512 Gb SSD make this a desktop to be reckoned with. It responds very fast and can handle multi tasking and gaming on average settings without breaking a sweat. The 512 Gb SSD Boot is fast and reliable. It has plenty of space for your movie/music collection. Because of the high quality specs and the integrated screen this all in one desktop is more expensive than a stand alone desktop.

Acer All-in-One DesktopAcer Aspire AIO Desktop, 23.8 inches Full HD, 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9400T, 12GB DDR4, 512GB SSD Desktop


Newest HP Desktop Bundle with 27″ Monitor, Intel Core i5-7400, 8GB RAM, 2TB + 16GB HD

The best Desktop bundle today is this Newest HP Desktop Bundle with 27 inch Full HD Monitor, Intel Core i5-7400 Processor with 8 GB DDR4 memory. The monitor is a HP 27 inch Full HD Monitor (1920 x 1080), Graphics processor: the integrated Intel HD Graphics. HDD: 2 TB 7200 rpm SATA + 16 GB Intel® Optane™ Memory for storage acceleration.

Newest HP Desktop BundleHP Desktop Bundle, 27 inch Full HD Monitor


2nd Best All-in-One Desktop: Dell Inspiron 24 2020 Premium All in One 23.8″ FHD Touchscreen Desktop (10th Gen Intel Quad-Core i5-10210U (>i7-8550U) 8GB DDR4 256GB SSD

The 2nd best AiO desktop today is the Newest 2020 Flagship Dell Inspiron 23.8″ All-in-One Full HD Touchscreen Anti-glare Desktop. It has the latest Intel Intel i5-10210U processor with Intel Integrated UHD Graphics. This processor can handle multitasking and medium heavy graphics programs/games/movies in Ultra HD running in the Windows 10 OS easily. The 8 GB DDR4 RAM in combination with the 256 GB SSD makes this a desktop that boots and responds very fast. It also includes integrated/built-in stereo speakers tuned with Waves MaxxAudio solution for excellent sound and a wireless keyboard and mouse.

I have chosen this Dell AiO desktop to be the 2nd best AiO desktop mainly because of the price/quality. Dell is a respected manufacturer of quality desktops. For this price a desktop with these specs, including a Dell 23.8 inch Full HD touchscreen monitor is a very very good deal! You get the whole package with everything you need to start right away. For that reason this desktop is also one of the best selling All-in-One desktops for family, college and work/business.

Newest Dell Inspiron 24inch Full HD AiO DesktopDell Inspiron All in One Desktop


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Accessories/ Keyboard and Mouse

Here are some recommendations for a good keyboard and mouse that you need for your new desktop.


AMD Desktops

AMD processors have less processing power then Intel processors but are about half the price. So, for the same price you can buy a better AMD processor. For example: for the same price as an Intel i3 processor which is a duo core processor you can get a quad core AMD A10 processor which performs similar. AMD processors benefit from a good amount of fast RAM memory. Therefore you will normally see more GB RAM installed in the desktop. Especially for graphics in games and video editing you will find better/ separate graphic-cards in AMD desktops then in Intel desktops for the same price because the processor is cheaper.


Best Gaming Desktops to buy

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Gaming desktops are high-end desktops and are more expensive than normal desktops. This is because they have a better cpu, more/ faster RAM and a much better video card than regular desktops, which are needed for fast game-play, high fps and excellent graphics in high demanding games.

Acer Gaming DesktopAcer Predator 6th gen Intel Core i7 Gaming Desktop 16GB DDR4, NVIDIA GTX 950

CybertronPC Thallium X99 DesktopCybertronPC Thallium X99 Desktop (Red)

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool Gaming DesktopCYBERPOWERPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cool SLC8040A Gaming Desktop – Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA GTX970 4GB, 2TB HDD, 128GB SSD, 24X DVD+-RW, Liquid Cool, Win 10 Home

HP Phoenix Gaming DesktopNew HP Phoenix Gaming Desktop Intel i7-6700 Quad-Core 3.4GHz, 32GB Memory, 1TB SSD + 1TB SATA Hard Drive, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 graphics

 

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Best Budget Under $500 Desktops

When you just want a pc to do some everyday email, internet/ social media, watch an occasional movie or do some text editing then, a cheaper, more affordable budget computer is the best choice. The specs are not as good as the more expensive desktops have. So therefore don`t expect the fastest performance. If speed and specs are not the most important then the following recommendations are everything you need. And all that for a good price. Also check out the refurbished desktops which are good value for money.p>


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Best Laptops Ultrabooks 2020 (October/November 2020)

Oct/Nov 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: Acer Aspire 5, 15.6″ Full HD IPS Display, 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1, 8GB DDR4, 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 i5-1035G1 processor with 8GB DDR4 RAM, a 15.6 inch Full HD 1920×1080 Display and a 256GB SSD. This laptop is good.


#2 The latest Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

The latest Apple MacBook Pro and MacBoook Air are the most popular Apple laptops. 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 10th gen Intel i5 processor, a 2560 x 1600 IPS screen, up to 1TB (very energy efficient) flash drive, 16 GB 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 Latest VERSION

Specs for the New 13.3 inch MacBook Pro laptop:

Tenth-generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
Brilliant Retina display with True Tone technology
Backlit Magic Keyboard
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Ultrafast SSD
Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

Up to 10 hours of battery life
802.11ac Wi-Fi
Force Touch trackpad

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

 


#3 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.


#4 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!


#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 Gaming PC 2020/2021

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2020/2021. Best Gaming Desktops 2020. When looking for a good gaming desktop PC look no further! We review and recommend gaming desktops in the affordable, mid- and high end budget range. When you want to buy a new Gaming Desktop you want specs like at least a quad-core processor (for example: Intel I5 or I7 or A6, A8 or A10 or higher), fast hard-drives like a SSD for the operating system and a big HDD with 1 or 2 TB for storage and plenty of DDR4 RAM. You also want to see reliable sound and graphics cards so that gaming and heavy duty graphic programs can run smoothly, as well as playing HD movies.

The best Gaming PC brands today are Dell, HP, iBUYPOWER, SKY tech, OMEN, ROG and CYBERPOWER.

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What performance can you expect from a gaming desktop computer?

The speed of a gaming desktop depends on the quality of the central processing unit (CPU), single core, dual core, quad core etc, the available RAM (more internal memory is better: gaming desktops should have at least 4 GB). Besides the CPU the type of harddisk your OS runs on makes a big difference: a SSD is more expensive but much faster than a regular HDD. Today you almost don’t see single core cpu’s anymore. 2 or 4 cores is usual in regular desktops, at least 4 or more in gaming systems. When running programs or games that use a lot of graphic processing like high speed games on higher settings the quality of the graphics processing unit (GPU)is crucial. The newest Intel i3/i5/i7 cpu’s are the 9th gen cpus that perform better and have better power efficiency.

When choosing a desktop computer the CPU is an important factor to consider. The CPU is the heart of the system. There are two main processor manufacturers namely Intel and AMD. The intel processors tend to perform slightly better but cost about twice as much compared to the AMD processors. Therefore, for about the same price as a 4 core intel CPU you can get a gaming rig with a 6 or more core AMD CPU or you can buy one with a better GPU.

DDR4 RAM

Newer Gaming desktops mostly have the newest DDR4 RAM which is faster and more power efficient. This can give you a massive gain in frame rate on higher settings.

Separate or integrated GPU?

Cheaper gaming Desktops with a CPU like the I5 or the AMD A6 and A8 have integrated Graphics in the CPU. You don’t need a separate graphics-card because it is build in, but in gaming those build in gpus give only average performance on low to medium settings. For more serious gaming than casual gaming you want to have the CPU and a separate graphics-card doing its own task. This is a bit more expensive but greatly improves the frame-rate and visuals on higher settings.


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


Best budget/ affordable gaming Desktop 2020: Dell Inspiron Gaming PC Desktop AMD Ryzen 7 2700

The best gaming desktop at the moment in my opinion is the Dell Inspiron Gaming PC Desktop with AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Processor, 16GB DRAM, 1TB HDD, AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card, Windows 10 64-bit, Blue LED with Keyboard and Mouse.

This is in my opinion the best budget gaming rig because it has the combination of the newest 4.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Processor with 4 cores, together with the very fast 16 GB DDR4 memory. An AMD CPU always needs a lot of RAM for optimal performance and 16 GB is more than enough for any demanding graphics program or game at higher settings. OS: Windows 10. Because it is a budget gaming pc it doesn’t have a SSD but the latest High capacity, High speed 1TB 7200 Rpm SATA drive. This gives you more than enough storage space for a lot of games. Graphics card: Amd Radeon RX580 Graphics with 4GB GDDR5

You can get all this for a very, very good price under $700 at the time of writing this post. When looking at price-quality and value for money this Dell gaming desktop is my choice for ‘best gaming pc 2019’. It is also one of the best selling desktops on Amazon at the time of writing.

gaming desktop1Dell Inspiron Gaming PC Desktop AMD Ryzen 7 2700


Best mid range gaming Desktop

Gaming PCs in the medium price range cost between $800 and $2000. They have better CPUs, better graphic cards and mostly SSD harddrives for faster performance with added HDD for storage.


Best high end gaming Desktop 2020/2021

High end gaming rigs are pricy but you get the best performance, graphic cards and therefore the highest fps on the highest settings in any of the graphic intensive games today.High end gaming PCs feature liquid cooling, Intel I9 and comparable CPUs like the Intel Core i9-9900K Eight Core Processor (16MB Cache, 3.6GHz-5.0GHz) 95W w/ Liquid Cooling, up to 32GB DDR4 3000MHz RAM and 1TB NVMe Solid State Drives


Gaming monitors

Here are some recommendations for a Gaming monitor for your new gaming desktop.


Gaming Headsets

To make your gaming experience complete I give you some recommendations for a comfortable gaming Headset.


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Best Christmas Gifts 2020: Gaming Desktops

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Nov/Dec 2020. Best Christmas Gifts 2020: Gaming Desktops. When looking for a good Christmas gift look no further: a gaming desktop will be very much appreciated! We review and recommend gaming desktops in the affordable, mid- and high end budget range. When you want to buy a new Gaming Desktop you want specs like at least a quad-core processor (for example: Intel I5 or I7 or A6, A8 or A10 or higher), fast hard-drives like a SSD for the operating system and a big HDD with 1 or 2 TB for storage and plenty of DDR4 RAM. You also want to see reliable sound and graphics cards so that gaming and heavy duty graphic programs can run smoothly, as well as playing HD movies.

The best Gaming PC brands today are Dell, HP, iBUYPOWER, SKY tech, OMEN, ROG and CYBERPOWER.

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What performance can you expect from a gaming desktop computer?

The speed of a gaming desktop depends on the quality of the central processing unit (CPU), single core, dual core, quad core etc, the available RAM (more internal memory is better: gaming desktops should have at least 4 GB). Besides the CPU the type of harddisk your OS runs on makes a big difference: a SSD is more expensive but much faster than a regular HDD. Today you almost don’t see single core cpu’s anymore. 2 or 4 cores is usual in regular desktops, at least 4 or more in gaming systems. When running programs or games that use a lot of graphic processing like high speed games on higher settings the quality of the graphics processing unit (GPU)is crucial. The newest Intel i3/i5/i7 cpu’s are the 9th gen cpus that perform better and have better power efficiency.

When choosing a desktop computer the CPU is an important factor to consider. The CPU is the heart of the system. There are two main processor manufacturers namely Intel and AMD. The intel processors tend to perform slightly better but cost about twice as much compared to the AMD processors. Therefore, for about the same price as a 4 core intel CPU you can get a gaming rig with a 6 or more core AMD CPU or you can buy one with a better GPU.

DDR4 RAM

Newer Gaming desktops mostly have the newest DDR4 RAM which is faster and more power efficient. This can give you a massive gain in frame rate on higher settings.

Separate or integrated GPU?

Cheaper gaming Desktops with a CPU like the I5 or the AMD A6 and A8 have integrated Graphics in the CPU. You don’t need a separate graphics-card because it is build in, but in gaming those build in gpus give only average performance on low to medium settings. For more serious gaming than casual gaming you want to have the CPU and a separate graphics-card doing its own task. This is a bit more expensive but greatly improves the frame-rate and visuals on higher settings.


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


Best budget/ affordable gaming Desktop 2020: Dell Inspiron Gaming PC Desktop AMD Ryzen 7 2700

The best gaming desktop at the moment in my opinion is the Dell Inspiron Gaming PC Desktop with AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Processor, 16GB DRAM, 1TB HDD, AMD Radeon RX 580 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card, Windows 10 64-bit, Blue LED with Keyboard and Mouse.

This is in my opinion the best budget gaming rig because it has the combination of the newest 4.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Processor with 4 cores, together with the very fast 16 GB DDR4 memory. An AMD CPU always needs a lot of RAM for optimal performance and 16 GB is more than enough for any demanding graphics program or game at higher settings. OS: Windows 10. Because it is a budget gaming pc it doesn’t have a SSD but the latest High capacity, High speed 1TB 7200 Rpm SATA drive. This gives you more than enough storage space for a lot of games. Graphics card: Amd Radeon RX580 Graphics with 4GB GDDR5

You can get all this for a very, very good price under $700 at the time of writing this post. When looking at price-quality and value for money this Dell gaming desktop is my choice for ‘best gaming pc 2019’. It is also one of the best selling desktops on Amazon at the time of writing.

gaming desktop1Dell Inspiron Gaming PC Desktop AMD Ryzen 7 2700


Best mid range gaming Desktops

Gaming PCs in the medium price range cost between $800 and $2000. They have better CPUs, better graphic cards and mostly SSD harddrives for faster performance with added HDD for storage.


Best high end gaming Desktop

High end gaming rigs are pricy but you get the best performance, graphic cards and therefore the highest fps on the highest settings in any of the graphic intensive games today.High end gaming PCs feature liquid cooling, Intel I9 and comparable CPUs like the Intel Core i9-9900K Eight Core Processor (16MB Cache, 3.6GHz-5.0GHz) 95W w/ Liquid Cooling, up to 32GB DDR4 3000MHz RAM and 1TB NVMe Solid State Drives


Gaming monitors

Here are some recommendations for a Gaming monitor for your new gaming desktop.


Gaming Headsets

To make your gaming experience complete I give you some recommendations for a comfortable gaming Headset.


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Best Christmas 2020 Gifts: Tech/Gadgets

christmas gadgetsNov/Dec 2020. Best Christmas Tech/Gadgets 2020 Gifts! Christmas is a time to enjoy with friends and family. What better Black Friday/Christmas gift than a spy gadget, robot/droid, laptop, tablet, drone, powerbank, virtual reality set or other electronic device? Gadgets make a perfect Christmas gifts for kids, teens and adults (men/women).

On this site I give you my recommendations for the best Christmas tech/electronic/gadget gifts this December available for your loved ones!

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Christmas 2020 Gadget Search


Popular Spy Gadgets

Spy gadgets make very popular Christmas gifts for kids and adults. Below you find a selection of best selling spy gadgets.


Christmas Gadgets For Kids/Teens: Robot Pet Dogs/Droids

Chip the Robot Pet Dog

Christmas gadgets robot1WowWee CHiP Interactive Robot Pet Dog

CHiP is an adorable smart, affectionate, trainable robot dog that interacts with you through touch, the included SmartBand, and the CHiP app. Through the SmartBand CHiP will recognize and follow you and will also play fetch with the SmartBall and bring it back to you. How you interact with Chip shapes his learning and he will grow his own unique personality. CHiP automatically returns to his SmartBed to recharge himself when low on power. This is a perfect Christmas gift for children or teens!

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid

Christmas robot droid2Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid

The Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid is a small droid that recognizes your voice and reacts to it. When you play with it it evolves and develops its own unique personality. 60 minute battery life, inductive charging, Gyroscopic propulsion, 30m range, App-enabled-iOS and Android compatible.


Newest Fitness Gadget For Teens/Adults: Samsung Gear IconX Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker

Christmas teens gift samsung earbuds1Samsung Gear IconX Cordfree Fitness Earbuds with Activity Tracker

The new Samsung cordless earbuds are the best fitness gadget Christmas gift for men/women/teens in 2016. It has a built-in 4GB music player for phone-free listening and a built-in Fitness Tracker and Heart Rate Monitor that you can read out on your smartphone/tablet/computer. It can be used with 3rd party fitness apps and is coated to be splash and sweat resistant. In the box: charging carrying case (for storage and charging), USB Cable, USB to Micro USB Connector, Wingtips (S, M, L)/Eartips (S, M, L), Quick Start Guide and Warranty Card. Ideal Christmas gift for someone that likes to workout!


Gadget Gifts For Kids/Teens: Portable Gaming Consoles

Sony PlayStation

The PlayStation Portable 3000 Core Pack System – Piano Black is an excellent Christmas gift for Kids or teens. Features: a brilliant 4.3-inch widescreen color display, built-in microphone for use with Skype, lets you look at photos, listen to music, and watch videos and movies on the go. It has built-in WiFi for multiplayer gaming action and connecting to the Internet.

sony playstation portablePlayStation Portable 3000 Core Pack System – Piano Black


Nintendo 3DS XL

teens gifts Nintendo 3DS XLNintendo 3DS XL


Christmas Tech Gifts 2020: Laptops

Best Laptop Christmas: HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop

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

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

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 this Christmas. 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 #2 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)

New 2018 Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch Laptop

teens christmas gift Laptop4Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch 1920 x 1080 LED Touchscreen Laptop

Dell produces reliable laptops already 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. With this laptop 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 :)


Most Wished For Christmas Gadgets: Samsung/Apple Smart watches


Newest Tablets


Ultimate Gadget Gift: Virtual Reality Headsets And VR Bundles

These are the newest Virtual Reality headsets and packages out this Christmas for teens and adults.

For more VR headsets and VR bundles: see Christmas Gifts: Virtual Reality systems on Amazon


Electronics: Power Banks For Smartphone/Tablet


Gadget Gifts For Adults: Drones

Best Budget Drones Under $100

My recommendations this Christmas for small budget drones as gift under $100 are the the Hubsan 4 Channel Quadcopter, the UDI 6 Axis Gyro Quadcopter and the Dromida Omnius Quadcopter. For a price under $100 you can expect a small drone which is easy to fly but doesn’t have the power/features/maneuverability that the more expensive drones have. Of the three drones shown below only the UDI Quadcopter has a HD camera for photo and video but this also means the price is higher than the two without a camera. All three are very good affordable drones to start with, to learn how to fly a drone or just to try out drone flying for fun. Never let kids fly a drone without supervision and first check out the regulations for drone flying in your area.

teen gadget drone1Hubsan 4 Channel 2.4GHz RC Quadcopter, Black (around $35)

adult gadget christmas drone2UDI 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with (HD) Camera (around $90)

teen gadget drone3Dromida Ominus UAV Quadcopter RTF (around $75) Different colors available

 

For more and bigger Christmas Drones on Birdymanbestreviews: see Christmas Gifts: Drones page

 


Tech Gifts For Adults: Weather Stations

A weather station makes a great Christmas gift!

Best Weather Staions Under $100

The best weather station I could find under $100 is the AcuRite 00622 Pro Color Weather Station with Wind Speed, Temperature and Humidity.

Includes: 3-in-1 wireless weather sensor accurately measures the temperature, humidity and wind speed, color display with adjustable dimmer; electric-powered with optional battery backup, history chart displaying temperature, wind speed and barometric pressure trends over last 12 hours and many more for around $100

best Christmas adult electronic4AcuRite 00622 Pro Color Weather Station with Wind Speed, Temperature and Humidity

 

Best Weather Stations around $150

For the best weather station around $150 range I recommend the Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station WMR86. Some of the specs include: weather forecast (sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rainy, snowy), display of Indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction, barometric reading with bar graph, rainfall reading with bar graph.

It has a integrated wind sensor tower for easy set up and atomic time, so you always have the exact time and never have to adjust for Daylight Saving Time. It also shows the moon phase.

tech gift2Oregon Scientific WMR86 Backyard Pro Wireless Weather Station WMR86

An other very good option for around $170 (at the time of writing) is the AcuRite Pro Wireless color weather station. It has a beautyful color display and integrated rain, wind, temp and humidity meter. This wireless weather station streams real-time data including the moon phase, indoor comfort level, “feels like”” temperature and more. Highly recommended especially when looking at the low price for this much quality!

Christmas adult tech gift3Acu-Rite Professional Wireless Weather 5-in-1 Station with Color Monitor & PC Connect with Free Software & Smart Phone App


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Best Christmas 2020 Gifts: Laptops

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2020. Best Christmas Gifts Laptops 2020! Christmas is the time for appreciating family and friends and making them happy. What better Christmas gift than a laptop? It will be much appreciated by your husband, wife, teens, kids, grandchildren or friends because those are the most popular and most wished for presents for Christmas.

Why not make your loved one happy this Christmas with one of the most popular laptops like: the Asus 15.6 inch laptop, the Samsung Chromebook 2, a Dell, HP laptop or an Apple MacBook? With a laptop they can stay in touch not only at Christmas time but also the rest of the year. Laptops today have some serious processing power and the top brands like Apple, Asus, Acer, HP Dell and Samsung have a sleek design and are lightweight.

When buying a new laptops there are several factors to take into account: best price, processor, RAM, Chromebook/ iMac or Windows, design? Which laptop is best for you depends on your wishes and what you are going to use your new laptop for.

On this page I present my recommendations for the Best Christmas 2020 laptop gifts I hope you like them.

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Christmas 2020 Presents: Laptop Recommendations


Laptop Search


The Most Popular Laptop this Christmas

#1 Best Laptop 2020: Acer Aspire 5, 15.6″ Full HD IPS Display, 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD

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

ACER has been a quality laptop producer for many years. The Aspire series are laptops with good specs for a decent price. This Premium ASUS Top Performance Laptop is packed with good specs: Intel Core i5-1035G1 processor with 8GB DDR4 RAM, a 15.6 inch Full HD 1920×1080 Display and a 256GB SSD.


#2 Laptop this Christmas: The latest Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

The latest Apple MacBook Pro and MacBoook Air are the most popular Apple laptops. 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 10th gen Intel i5 processor, a 2560 x 1600 IPS screen, up to 1TB (very energy efficient) flash drive, 16 GB 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 Latest VERSION

Specs for the New 13.3 inch MacBook Pro laptop:

Tenth-generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
Brilliant Retina display with True Tone technology
Backlit Magic Keyboard
Touch Bar and Touch ID
Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Ultrafast SSD
Four Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports

Up to 10 hours of battery life
802.11ac Wi-Fi
Force Touch trackpad

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

 


Best Christmas Ultrabooks

Here you find the best Ultrabooks available today.


AMD Laptops 2020

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. 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 Christmas 2020


Some older and also cheaper laptops with good specs:



#3: 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 #3 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)

 


#4 The Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch Laptop

Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch Laptop2016 Newest 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. With this laptop 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 :)


#5: 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 N3060 processor, 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 screen, 4 GB RAM, 16 Gb SSD. The Samsung Chromebook 3 is the successor of the long time very popular Samsung Chromebooks one and two. Pros: very, very fast because of the 4 GB RAM 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.


#6 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 # 6 of the best laptops 2016.

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


The Best Laptop Christmas Gifts From The Top Brands
– HP, Asus, Acer and Dell

HP

(Click on the thumbnails for more info and specs)

HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)HP Pavilion 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

 

HP 17-Inch LaptopHP 2017 17-Inch Laptop

2017 HP 17.3HP Pavilion 17″ business/gaming Laptop


Asus

ASUS Republic of Gamers 17.3-Inch LaptopASUS ROG OC Edition 17.3″ G-SYNC VR Ready Gaming Laptop NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB Intel Core i7-6820HK 32GB DDR4 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD


Acer

Acer ultrabook laptopAcer Aspire 13-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook (2.0 GHz Intel Core i7-3537U Processor, 4GB DDR3, 256 GB SSD, Windows 8) White


Dell

Dell Inspiron i17R-1316sLV 17-Inch LaptopDell Inspiron i17R-1316sLV 17-Inch Laptop

Dell Inspiron 15 i15RM-5123SLV 15.6-Inch LaptopDell Inspiron 15 i5547-5780sLV 15.6-Inch Laptop

 

 


 


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Best Christmas Gift 2020: Tablets

Best Christmas Tablets galaxy Tab

2020. Best Christmas Gifts Tablets 2020!  Christmas is a time for appreciating family and friends and making them happy. What better Christmas gift than a tablet?

Why not make them happy with one of the most popular tablets like: the Samsung Galaxy S2 8 or 9.7 inch tablets, the Kindle (fire) or the newest iPad? With a tablet they can stay in touch not only at Christmas time but also the rest of the year.

With a good tablet they can browse the web, email, see movies, play games and read and write documents. Tablets are available in 7, 8.9, 9.4, 10.1, 11.6 inch and even bigger.

On this page I present my recommendations for the Best Christmas 2016 gifts: Tablets. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are on the horizon, find Black Friday/Cyber Monday Tablet deals on this page.

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Intro image: Samsung galaxy Tab A


Christmas 2016 presents: Tablet recommendations


Newest Tablets For Christmas 2020

Kindle
 
The new  Kindle Fire HD and HDX 7 inch and 8.9 inch are available for Christmas!
 


The Most Popular Christmas Tablet Gift: Samsung Galaxy Tab A

 

An other good choice is the Samsung Tab 4 (7 inch) which has been on the market for some time now. The Tab 4 has a quad core 1.2 Ghz processor and a 1280 x 800 WXGA screen. It is also available in 8 inch and 10 inch version. Samsung tablets will be the best and the most popular for Christmas 2017.

 
Click here for Galaxy tab Pro – 7 inch, 8.4 inch and 12.2 inch and here for the more affordable Galaxy tab 4 on Amazon

 

 


 Google Nexus 9

Google Nexus 9 tablet

 


Best Asus Tablets this Christmas

Asus tablets offer good tablets for the money. Asus is a Taiwanese Tablet manufacturer that has a good share of the market especially with the Asus Google Nexus, in cooperation with Google. Also noted is the Asus Transformer that turns into a laptop/netbook when attached to its keyboard.

 

ASUS TF700T-B1-GR 10.1-Inch Tablet (Gray)ASUS TF700T-B1-GR 10.1-Inch Tablet (Gray)

Asus Google Nexus 7 (8 GB) - Quad-core Tegra 3 Processor, Android 4.1Asus Google Nexus 7 (8 GB) – Quad-core Tegra 3 Processor, Android 4.1

ASUS Transformer TF300 T-B1-BL 10.1-Inch 32 GB Tablet (Blue)ASUS Transformer TF300 T-B1-BL 10.1-Inch 32 GB Tablet (Blue)

 

 

 


Apple iPad Gift Ideas

Most Popular iPads 2019

 Apple iPad with Retina Display MD513LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) 4th GenerationApple iPad with Retina Display MD513LL/A (16GB, Wi-Fi, White) 4th Generation

 Apple is one of the most popular tablet manufacturers. The quality of the tablets is outstanding and unrivaled. Apple products are usually a bit more expensive than other brands, but real Apple users wont have anything else than the uncompromising quality of Apple. Check out the Apple iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, the latest additions.

 


Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ 10-Inch Tablet

 

Lenovo Yoga 10 HD+ TabletLenovo Yoga 10-inch TabletClick here to see the Lenovo Yoga Video on Amazon


Best Kindle Fire (HD and HDX) Tablets

This is the hugely popular tablet Christmas gift made by Amazon. Now that it is in color with wifi: perfect for many people and not too expensive. A very good (and though out) concept.

(Click on the thumbnails for more details, specs and more options)

Order NOW! the new Kindle Fire HDX tablets are available.

 

 

 


Sony Tablets

Sony Xperia and SGPT Tablets

These are 9.4 inch tablets

 

Sony Xperia 16 GB 9.4-Inch Tablet Sony Xperia 16 GB 9.4-Inch Tablet

 

Sony SGPT111US/S Wi-Fi Tablet (16GB)Sony SGPT111US/S Wi-Fi Tablet (16GB)

Sony Xperia 32 GB 9.4-Inch TabletSony Xperia 32 GB 9.4-Inch Tablet

Sony SGPT112US/S Wi-Fi Tablet (32GB)Sony SGPT112US/S Wi-Fi Tablet (32GB)

 


 

Best SSD For 2020: a new SSD (Solid State Drive/ M.2 SSD)

best ssd2020. Best Solid State Drives (ssd) and M.2 SSDs for 2020! Solid State Drives make the best performance upgrade for your desktop or laptop! Why? Because they are fast. Very fast. And fortunately the price has dropped dramatically over the last years while the capacity of data storage has greatly improved. Now a good SSD or M.2 SSD with 250 GB or higher is surprisingly affordable. 

There are a few ‘big’ players on the SSD market: Samsung, Crusial, Kingston, Scandisk and Toshiba. With Samsung having the biggest market share. Samsung and Toshiba produce their own controllers and flash memory. The other manufacturers only produce the flash memory in their own factories.  

On this website I have selected the 3 best Solid State Drives today.

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SSD vs HDD

The main advantage of SSD above HDD is the speed. SSD`s are incredibly fast compared to HHD`s but there was the problem that Solid State Drives did not have much GB`s of storage and they were expensive.  But no more ! The rapid development of the ssd has now overcome these problems. SSD`s are now available from 16 GB to 960GB and the price has dropped.

The SSD is this fast because it has no moving parts, a HDD does. This makes the SSD noise free, light weight and durable. The flash memory in the SSD delivers the data directly via the SATA 3 connector to the CPU. SSD`s are about 10 times faster than a 7200 RPM HDD.

Also the development of Chromebooks has made an impact. In these low budget laptops a small 16 GB ssd is build in because the bulk of the programs are stored on-line and not on the internal memory anymore. Because of the solid state drive chromebooks are very very fast. So, for the near future I see the HDD fading out slowly and the SSD taking its rightful place as cheap, fast and most used core memory in netbooks, laptops and desktops. 


 


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#1 ) Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III

The best and most popular SSD on the market today is without doubt the Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series. At around $130 for the 250 GB version this is not the cheapest SSD but it is the best for a good price with proven quality.

 

best ssd solid state drive2Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive (Also available in 120 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB

Here is the link for the more expensive Samsung 850 Pro series SSD (costs around $60 more but better specs)


 

#2) Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 2.5″ 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive

This SSD from Crucial is the cheaper (around $115 for 256 GB version) option but it has good specs and performance.  The 512 GB version that I recommend here has more than enough GB memory for a normal laptop or desktop. Crusial can make the SSD cheaper by using a new production method which makes better use of the flash memory. With this method the SSD needs less chip surface to reach the required capacity.

best ssd solid state drive3Crucial MX100 256GB SATA 2.5″ 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive (also available in 128 GB and 512 GB)

 


 

#3) Kingston Digital 240GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) with Adapter Solid State Drive

The Kingston SSD is the cheapest (around $ 90 for the 240 GB version) in this top 3 list but for this money it has good speed and specs. Dont expect the same performance as the Samsung and the Crusial but when you want to replace your HDD with a cheap and decent SSD This Kingston SSD will do the trick. You will be amazed by the performance boost.

best ssd solid state drive4Kingston Digital 240GB SSDNow V300 SATA 3 2.5 (7mm height) with Adapter Solid State Drive (also available in 60 GB, 120 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB)

 


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