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Best Gifts 2018: Tech/Gadgets (October/November 2018)

gifts gadgetsOct/Nov 2018. Best Tech/Gadgets 2018 Gifts! Friends and family will be very happy with a thoughtful gift for their birthday/graduation/promotion/father’s day/mother’s day or any other happy occasion. What better gift than a gadget, robot/droid, laptop, tablet, drone, powerbank, virtual reality set or other electronic device? Gadgets make a perfect gifts for kids, teens and adults (men/women) alike.

On this site I give you my recommendations for the best tech/electronic/gadget gifts 2018 available for your loved ones!

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2018 Gadgets For Kids/Teens: Robot Pet Dogs/Droids

Chip the Robot Pet Dog

gadgets robot dog1WowWee 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

gifts 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

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 2018 Kids/Teens: Portable Gaming Consoles

Sony PlayStation

The PlayStation Portable 3000 Core Pack System – Piano Black is an excellent 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


Tech Gifts 2018: Laptops

Best Laptop 2017: 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)

Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-Inch Laptop

teens gift Laptop42016 Newest Model Dell 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 2016 Newest Model 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 Gadgets: Samsung/Apple Smart watches


Newest Tablets 2018


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 Gadget Gifts: Virtual Reality systems on Amazon


Electronics: Power Banks For Smartphone/Tablet


Gadget Gifts For Adults: Drones

Best Budget Drones Under $100

My recommendations 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 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 Drones see: Amazon Drones page

 


Tech Gifts 2018 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 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 beautiful 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!

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 Desktop Computers 2018 (November 2018)

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Oct/Nov 2018. Best Desktops For 2018. On this website we review good, affordable Apple, Windows, family, college, gaming and work/business desktops. 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 A4, A6, 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 determines the performance of a desktop computer?

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 8th gen coffeelake 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 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 8th generation.

The Need For Speed

The i3 Intel series and its equivalent AMD processors are used in low end desktops 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. The 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.

It is difficult to say that the Intel CPU`s are better than the AMD CPU’s 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.

DDR3 or DDR4 RAM

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

Separate or integrated GPU?

Desktops for normal household use like the Intel I3 and I5 or the AMD A6 and A8 have integrated Graphics in the CPU. You don’t need a separate graphics-card. But for more heavy duty video editing and gaming you want to have the CPU and a separate graphics-card doing its own task. This is more expensive but greatly improves the frame-rate in gaming and speed in video editing.

Tower Desktop, All-in-One or Stick-PC?

Desktop computers are available in three varieties: tower desktops, all-in-one (AiO) desktops and mini-desktops/desktops on a stick. A tower desktop usually does not include a monitor, so you will need to buy one, 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. Then there are the mini desktops/stick desktops.

On this website you will first find my recommendation for the best (tower and All-in-One) desktops and after that you will find my choices for the best Intel i3, i5 and gaming desktops, Best desktops for the money (under $500), the best mini/stick-desktop and pc`s of the separate brands.


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


Best Desktop To Buy 2018: Acer Aspire Desktop, 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8400, 12 GB DDR4 2666MHz Memory, 2TB HDD

The best new desktop at the moment in my opinion is the Acer Aspire Desktop PC, Intel Core i5 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8400, 12GB Memory (DDR4 2666MHz Memory), 2TB HDD with Keyboard and Mouse.

Why? because it has the combination of the newest 8th Generation power efficient Intel i5 8400 processor (up to 4Ghz) together with the newest very fast 12GB DDR4 Memory (2666MHz) memory. 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 high settings. The very reliable i5 processor has integrated Intel 630 UHD graphics which delivers good performance for everyday use. OS: Windows 10. It doesn’t have a SSD hard-drive but you can very easily install one If you want for optimal performance of the OS and then use the 2 TB HDD for storage.

You can get all this for a very good price around $550 at the time of writing this post. You can also get the 24Gb (16 Gb Optane mem/8Gb DDR4) RAM version for about the same price as this one. Optane mem basically functions as a ssd/flashdrive mem for the HDD to increase performance, but the Optane mem can also cause some problems according to the reviews. Therefore I would not recommend it at this time unless Optane mem is something you are specifically looking for.

Looking at price-quality and value for money this new Acer 12 Gb DDR4 tower desktop is my choice for ‘best desktop 2018’. It is also one of the best selling desktops on Amazon at the time of writing.

acer best DesktopAcer Aspire Desktop (i5-8400, 12Gb DDR4, 2 TB HDD)


Best All-In-One Desktop of 2018: Dell i7777-PUS Inspiron 27inch Infinity Touch Display Desktop

The best All-in-One desktop today is the New Dell i777 Inspiron 27 inch Desktop. It has a 27-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare, Narrow Border AIT Infinity Touch Display with Wide Viewing Angle screen, the newest Quad Core 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700T processor, and incredibly fast 16 GB DDR4 2666MHz memory. This new Intel i7 processor (12MB Cache, up to 4.6 GHz) combined with the 16 Gb DDR4 RAM makes this a desktop to be reckoned with. It responds very fast and can handle multi tasking and gaming on higher settings without breaking a sweat due to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 dedicated video card. The 256 GB [SATA] M.2 (SSD) Boot is fast and reliable and the 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD Storage has plenty of space for your movie/music collection. OS: Windows 10. Because of the high quality specs and the integrated screen this all in one desktop is more expensive than a stand alone desktop.

New Dell All-in-One DesktopDell i7777-PUS Inspiron 27inch Infinity Touch Display 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.

2018 Newest HP Desktop Bundle2018 Newest HP Desktop Bundle, 27 inch Full HD Monitor


2nd Best All-in-One Desktop Computer: 2018 Flagship Dell Inspiron 23.8″ All-in-One Full HD IPS Touchscreen Desktop

The 2nd best AiO desktop today is the Newest 2018 Flagship Dell Inspiron 23.8″ All-in-One Full HD IPS Touchscreen Desktop It has the latest Intel Pentium Quad-Core J3710 1.6GHz Processor(2M Cache, up to 2.64 GHz) processor with Intel Integrated 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 DDR3L-1600 SDRAM 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 and for the price a desktop with these specs, including a Dell 23.8 inch Full HD 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.

2018 Newest Dell Inspiron 24inch Full HD AiO Desktop2018 Newest Dell Inspiron All in One Desktop


Accessories/ Keyboard and Mouse

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


Best Intel i3 and equivalent AMD Desktops

These are cheaper desktops for basic tasks like text editing, emailing and surfing the web. Intel i3 and AMD equivalent processors are not the fastest on the block but they do their job properly. The price range for the desktops below, depending on the type of processor, amount of RAM, All-in-one or just the desktop without monitor etc, is between $300 and $580. You can click through to see the specs and price.

HP Pavilion desktopReferb 2016 HP Pavilion AMD A8 Quad core 8Gb Ram Windows 10 Professional (price: in my opinion: really really cheap)

Dell Inspiron 23.8 Inch Touchscreen All in One DesktopDell Inspiron 23.8 Inch Touchscreen All in One (AMD A6, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD)

HP Pavilion intel i3 DesktopHP Pavilion 550-110 Desktop (Intel Core i3, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Best Intel i5 Desktops 2018

The price for these mid-range desktops are around $600 to $800. With the Intel i5 processor and 8 Gb of RAM they are fast and can perform well when doing multiple tasks or when you have several programs running at the same time. You can do video editing or gaming at a reasonable fps with these desktops at medium settings which makes them the best desktops for a family home or small to medium sized businesses. The Acer AiO desktop and the Apple iMac which I choose as the best All in One and the best Apple desktop also use a i5 processor. The newest i5 processor is the Skylake 6th gen Intel i5 processor.

Dell best Desktop2Dell Inspiron Desktop (6th Gen i5-6400 CPU 16GB DDR3L)

HP Pavilion Desktop (Core i5, 8GB, 1TB HDD)HP Pavilion Desktop (Core i5, 8GB, 1TB HDD)

Lenovo Desktop Core i5, 8GB, 1TB, Windows 10 with Keyboard and Mouse Lenovo Desktop (Core i5, 8GB, 1TB, Windows 10) with Keyboard and Mouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


AMD Desktops For 2018

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 have a quad core AMD A10 processor which is similar in performance. 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 2018

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Gaming desktops are high-end desktops and are more expensive than normal desktops 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 or light gaming (no MMORPG) then, a cheaper, more affordable budget computer is the best choice. The specs are not as good as the more expensive desktops have, so don`t expect the fastest performance. If speed and specs are not the most important then the following recommendations are everything you need for a good price. Also check out the refurbished desktops which are good value for money.p>

 

An interesting choice under $500 is the LG Chromebase. It is based on Google Chrome and it boots in seconds. All Google apps like Gmail/ youtube/ docs etc run in the Chrome environment so you don’t have to worry about updates, virus protection etc. It has a 16 Gb SSD for fast performance despite the 1.4 GHz processor for an appealing price. A good family budget desktop.

 

budget desktop3LG ChromeBase 22-Inch All-in-One Cloud Desktop

 


Best Dell Desktops

Dell is one of the best known desktop brands around. It has a solid reputation for making excellent desktops. The Dell XPS has an Intel i7, the Dell Inspiron desktop has an Intel i5 and the Dell Inspiron One All-in-One Desktop has an Intel i3 6100U Processor. Dell makes quality products for a good price.

Dell XPS X8700 DesktopDell XPS X8700-1444BLK i7 Desktop

Dell Inspiron i3650 Desktop - 6th Gen Intel Quad Core i5-6400 Processor, 16GB DDR3LDell Inspiron Desktop – 6th Gen i5-6400 Processor, 16GB DDR3L

Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series All-In-One Dell Inspiron 24 3000 Series All-In-One, i3459-1525BLK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Best Apple desktops 2018

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Best Apple Desktop Computer 2018: The New Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop

The best Apple desktop is by far the Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display. The specs: 3.5GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB (two 4GB) of 1600MHz DDR3 memory; 1 TB Fusion Drive, 27-inch (diagonal) Retina display with IPS technology, AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics processor with 2GB of GDDR5 memory are very impressive, but even impressive is the price: around $2500. This would only be an option for people who do professional video and image editing. For normal household/small business use the new iMac 21 or 27 inch Desktop computer below is a much better choice.

Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop New 2015 version Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop (Newest Version, also available in 27-inch)

I have chosen the new 21.5-inch iMac as the best Apple desktop for 2018 because its specs are very good for the user who just wants a very good desktop. Unfortunately there are no newer iMacs scheduled for 2018. The most affordable version has a 1.6 GHz Dual core intel i5 processor with a turbo boost up to 2.7 GHz. There is also a version with 2.8 GHz and 3.1 GHz i5 processor available. The newest iMac has 8 Gb 1867 MHz LPDDR3 RAM on board but is configurable to 16 Gb. For graphics: The (21.5 inch) screen is a LED back-lit IPS display, Intel HD graphics 6000 and a resolution of 1920 x 1080. With these specs this desktop is very fast. The 1 TB hard drive, high-speed I/O, including two Thunderbolt 2 ports and four USB 3 ports, FaceTime HD camera and dual mics and speakers complete this all-in-one desktop. OS: Mac OS X El Capitan. The 2.8 GHz and 3.1 GHz processors perform even better. Biggest pro: incredibly fast bootup and awesome graphics, and of course for Apple users => it is an Apple! Therefore it is fully compatible with all other Apple computers and gadgets. Biggest con: Apple products are a bit expensive, the desktop specs are getting older without new models and the compatibility with Windows or Linux devices can be a problem.

Specs:

Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop

Screen : 21.5 inches, Resolution: 1920 X 1080

Processors: Intel 1.6 GHz (2.7 GHz boost) Intel Core i5

RAM: 8 GB LPDDR3 RAM

Hard Drive: 1024 GB, RS 5400 RPM

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000

OS: Mac OS X El Capitan

 Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION) Available NOW!: Apple iMac 21.5-Inch Desktop (NEWEST 2015 VERSION)

Apple iMac 27-Inch Desktop (NEWEST VERSION)Available NOW!: Apple iMac 27-Inch Desktop

 

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Top HP Desktops

From the Hewlett-Packard desktops the HP Pavilion desktop you see below is actually one of the best selling desktop at the moment. With a Intel i7-6700T processor (up to 3.6GHz) and 8GB DDR4 this desktop is a very good desktop for its price.

 

2016 Newest HP Pavilion Desktop: Intel Core i7-6700T2016 Newest HP Pavilion Desktop: Intel Core i7-6700T

 

If you are looking for a HP All in One desktop the Newest HP All-in-One Desktop 21.5 Inch Full HD (1920×1080) is a good choice.

HP Pavilion All-in-One DesktopHP All-in-One Desktop 21.5 Inch Full HD (1920×1080)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Best Lenovo Desktops

The Lenovo Ideacentre High Performance Flagship Slim Desktop, Intel Core i5 Processor up to 3.4GHz, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 2TB HDD

Lenovo IdeaCentre H30 DesktopLenovo Ideacentre High Performance Flagship Slim Desktop, Intel Core i5, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 2TB HDD

 

Lenovo 21.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen DesktopLenovo 21.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop


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The Best Laptop Ultrabook 2018 (October/November 2018)

Oct/Nov 2018. Best Laptops/ Ultrabooks For 2018. What is the best Laptop/Ultrabook? On this site we review  good, affordable Intel i3, Intel i5, Apple, Windows, family, college, gaming and work/business laptops and ultrabooks.Top laptops today have some serious processing power and 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 ultrabook there are several factors to take into account: best price (under 400, under 500, under 1000), processor, 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 (family, student, business).

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Factors that determine the performance of a laptop computer

The speed of a laptop is mainly dependent on the quality of the CPU, how many cores the CPU has (single core, dual core, quad core), the available RAM (more internal memory is better, today laptops should have at least 4 GB) and the harddisk (SSD is much faster than regular HDD). When running programs or games that use a lot of graphic processing the quality of the video-card is very important. 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?

– The 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.

– The 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 6 most popular laptops, after that a section with Ultrabooks and after that the best laptops from the top laptop brands.


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


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#1 Best Laptop 2018: 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 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: 2018 Newest HP 15.6 inch Premium HD Laptop Intel Core i5-7200U, 12GB DDR4 RAM

Best hp Laptop12017 Newest HP 15.6 inch Premium HD Laptop Intel Core i5-7200U, 12GB DDR4 RAM

With this 2017 Newest HP 15.6 inch Premium HD Laptop, you will get excellent specs: the latest Intel Core i5-7200U Processor, 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, 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 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. If 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 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 2016 Newest Model 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 2018: 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. The Samsung Chromebook 3 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 2018

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. 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 2018


 

The Best Laptops 2018 From The Top Brands
– HP, Asus, Acer and Dell


HP Laptops

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HP Pavilion g6 15.6 LaptopHP Pavilion g6 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

HP 2000-2d80nr-15.6-Inch LaptopHP 2000-2d80nr 15.6-Inch Laptop

HP Pavilion 15.6 LaptopHP 15 15.6″ Laptop

 


Best Asus Laptops

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 17-Inch LaptopDell Inspiron 17-Inch LaptopClick here for Details/Specs/Price

Dell Inspiron 15.6-Inch LaptopDell Inspiron 15.6-Inch LaptopClick here for Details/Specs/Price

 


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Best Usb Mouse 2018 (Gaming Wired Wireless)

 

 

 

Jan 2018. The best usb Mouse 2018!  The wired, wireless and gaming mice on this site are the best rated computer mice I could find! I was looking for the best usb mouse because I travel a lot and when I am on the road I have my laptop or netbook with me. I don`t like to use the trackpad. It is just too small! That`s why I always take my usb mouse with me. It is very small, plug and play and lightweight.

At home I have a logitech wireless usb mouse with my laptop and my desktop. works perfectly. When you want to buy a new mouse, first you have to decide if you are looking for a wired, wireless or gaming mouse.

Find the best wired, wireless and gaming mouse 2016 on this site.

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Usb Mouse Facts

– Usb mice are lightweight and small.
– They can connect to the computer either with a wire or wireless via the Usb port.
– Wireless Usb mice are a bit more expensive then a mouse with wire and need a AA or AAA battery.
– Usb-Mice are available in many different colors

 

Best Wireless Mouse 2018

The Usb Mouse is connected to the computer with a reciever in a usb-port

Logitech is the best known manufacturer of wireless mice. The Logitech M-series is relatively cheap but very good quality.


Best Wired Mouse 2018

The Mouse is connected to the computer with a cord and plugged into a Usb-port

The BIG advantage of wired mice is that they don`t need batteries!


Best Gaming Mouse

A gaming mouse is usualy more expensive then a  regular mouse but it has more buttons and for the more advanced gaming mice the buttons can be programmed. They are designed for speed and accuracy needed for fast game-play.

Top Wired Gaming Mouse

Mad Catz Pro X Gaming MouseMad Catz R.A.T. PRO X Ultimate Gaming Mouse with PixArt ADNS-9800 Laser Sensor Module


Best Wireless Gaming Mouse 2018

These are high end professional gaming mice, especially the MAD Catz R.A.T. 9.
 

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Best Budget Prepaid Smartphones 2017 (December 2017)

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Galaxy S4Nov/Dec 2017. The Best Prepaid Smartphones 2017! Prepaid smartphones are the best! On this site I have made a selection of the best budget prepaid smartphones available. I was looking for a good prepaid smartphone because I lost my previous one.

There are many reliable brands and affordable phones to choose from, I found. Because I only use my phone sporadicly to make a phone call a budget prepaid smartphone is the best option for me. I use internet and social media only when there is wifi available.

For me, buying a good prepaid smartphone has several advantages over a smartphone or mobile phone with service plan. First of all: It is a smartphone with No Contract. No monthly payments when I don`t use my phone. I pay upfront so I am always in control how much I spent => no contract for monthly fees, no surprises.

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Best selling Budget Prepaid Smartphones

 

#1) Best Prepaid Smartphone 2017: Samsung Galaxy S4 4G

The S3 and S4 are available prepaid and unlocked so you can use them with a separate prepaid simcard of your choice. With the arrival of the S4, the Galaxy S3 and the S3 mini are a cheaper alternative when you want an awesome Samsung smartphone but also want to be cost efficient.

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the best prepaid/unlocked android smartphone on the market today.

When looking for my new phone I found that the Galaxy S4 is the best prepaid smartphone at the moment. Especially the price/quality is much better then the competitor iPhone 5. This was for me the most important argument to choose the Samsung phone. Below you find the prepaid as well as the unlocked Samsung galaxy S4 and S3 for use with a separate prepaid simcard of the network provider of your choice. This way you have the best smartphone 2016 and the advantages of a prepaid contract.

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#2) prepaid smartphone: Apple iPhone 5 (unlocked)

This iPhone 5 is unlocked so you can use it with a separate prepaid simcard of your choice

iPhone 5 unlocked smartphoneiPhone 5 unlocked smartphone black (also available in white)

 

The iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C are available now but in my opinion the price for the 5S is too high and the feel of the 5C is too cheap, but that is my personal opinion of course. Here are the links for the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C on Amazon

The original iPhone 5 for me is the second best prepaid phone at the moment. No true Apple user would be happy with anything less quality than an Apple. This phone comes 2nd for me because of the price. Apple quality is awesome but I was not prepared to pay the extra dollar for it. Also, the iPhone 5 does not communicate very well with a windows computer. This was an obstacle for me.

For the rest, The iPhone 5 is an awesome phone. The design of this Apple iPhone is sleek with glass on the front and aluminum plate on the back. The camera on the back and the LED flash are both nicely incorporated into the body of the iPhone.
On the front Apple placed the ‘Front Facing Camera’ In the aluminum. This is a change from the previous model where the dark color of the camera module made the front camera not interfere with the overall design. I likes the way this was done in the iPhone 4 better.

Apple is very happy with the Retina Display screen of the iPhone 5. The human eye can not distinguish the pixels. All texts and images appear like “printed pages”, according to Apple. This shows the superb quality of the iPhone.

The iPhone 5 uses the new very fast A6 processor.

specs:
H/L/W/D: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm), 2.31 inches (58.6 mm), 0.30 inch (7.6 mm),
Wheight: 3.95 ounces (112 grams)

Talk time: 7 hours on 3G, 14 hours on 2G (GSM)
Standby time: 300 hours
Internet use: 6 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
Blue-tooth 4.0 wireless technology
Clear Apple Retina Display
UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
Photo and Video: 1.2MP Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio
8-megapixel iSight camera


Other Top Smartphones 2017 Prepaid
– HTC, LG


HTC Smartphones Prepaid

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HTC sometimes gets a bit lost in the battle between Samsung and Apple but Taiwanese company produces high quality smartphones for a very affordable price. In this time of economic crisis a factor to take into account. The quality of the phones is illustrated by HTC featuring BEATS Audio.

The HTC One in its variations is the flagship of HTC.

HTC One S Android Phone, Black (T-Mobile)HTC One S Android Phone, Black (T-Mobile)

HTC One SV 4G LTE Prepaid Android Phone (Boost Mobile)HTC One SV 4G LTE (Boost Mobile)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


LG Smartphones Prepaid

LG G2, Optimus and LG 800-series

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I recommend the LG G2 as the best LG prepaid smartphone.

 

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Best Tablets Tablet Computers 2017 (October 2017)

Best Tablets 2016 Samsung Galaxy TabOct 2017. Best tablets For 2017! Tablets are the best! If you are going to use your tablet every day, you better buy a good one! When looking for an addition to my main computer, I found that a good tablet computer is easy to take with you and has some serious processing power for browsing the web. Tablets have many advantages over laptops and pc`s. Most of all: they are very portable and lightweight. Tablets today are affordable and have good specs. The tablets and accessories on this site are the best rated for 20157.

The most wished for tablets are the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7 and 10.1 inch tablets, the iPad and the Kindle (fire) and popular brands are Kindle(fire), Apple, Samsung, Sony, Asus and Microsoft.

Tablets are not suitable to play heavy graphic games like MMORPG`s or work with video-editing programs. You can play many single player games, surf the internet/ email/ Skype on a tablet and there are many apps available for Google`s Android as well as Apple`s iOs. I use a tablet mainly as a addition to my laptop.

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Upcoming/ New Tablets 2017

Apple

 
The new Apple iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3 are in the stores!
 
 

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Samsung

=> Samsung has launched a range of new tablets this year: the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, 10.1, and Tab Pro 12.2 inch (also avialable with keyboard bundle) tablets and the Galaxy Note Pro series with excellent specs. Also available are the new Galaxy Tab 4 tablets, the successors of the very successful Tab 3 series. Interested? look here for the Galaxy tab 4 7 inch, 8 inch and 10.1 inch. Also the Galaxy Tab S are in the shops and the Galaxy Tab S2 is announced to be released in August.

 


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The Most Popular Android Tablet 2017

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

The Samsung Tab 4 has been introduced on the market recently and is the successor of the highly succesfull Tab 3 series. The Tab 4 has a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor and a 1280 x 800 LCD screen. It is available in 7 inch, 8 inch and 10.1 inch version. The main rivals of Samsung don`t come near the price/quality that the Samsung Galaxy tab offers. Samsung Tab 4 tablets will still be the best and the most popular in the first months of 2015.

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Google Nexus 9

Google Nexus 9 tablet

 


Best Asus Tablets 2016

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 (32 GB) – Android 4.3

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

Most Popular iPads 2017

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. I have not selected the iPad air as the best iPad because it is too expensive for my taste. With the 4th generation iPads you get a lot of tablet for a much cheaper price (about $250-$300 less).


Lenovo 10.1 inch Tablet

Lenovo Yoga Multimode 10-inch TabletLenovo Yoga Multimode 10-inch Tablet


New Kindle Fire (HD and HDX) Tablets and Kindle Voyage

 

The Fire HD and Fire HDX are the hugely popular tablets 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.

 

 


Sony Tablets 2017

Sony Xperia Z Tablets

These are 10.1 and 9.4 inch tablets. The Sony Xperia Z is the first water resistant tablet on the market.

 

Sony Xperia Z 16 GB 10.1-Inch Tablet Sony Xperia Z 16 GB 10.1-Inch Tablet

 


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Best Smartphones Mobile Phones 2017 (Jan/Feb 2017)

 

 

 

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January 2017. Best Smartphones for 2017! Smartphones are the best! On this site we review  good, affordable smartphones like the Apple iPhone 6, Samsung galaxy S6 Edge, HTC  One M9 and LG and Motorola phones.

Smartphones are mainly used for internet/social media besides of course for making a phone call. Therefore the phones on this page all have internet and Wifi. When you want to use your mobile phone for internet, email and social media => be smart and buy a smartphone.

Below you find the two Best Smartphones 2017 and after that the different categories: the best HTC, LG, BlackBerry phones.

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New/ Upcomming Smartphones 2017

 


Which Smartphone Is The Best Choice?

That depends on what you want to use your smartphone for

The functions that are most important for myself in a smartphone in 2016 are:internet/ social media, making a phone call and the alarm clock. I use Internet and social media on my phone mostly when I am traveling by train and at home where I have wifi.I have a prepaid phone so I don’t want to use the internet on the 3g/4g network too much. An other choice you have to make is between an android/ Apple/ windows phone and if you want a more expensive high end smartphone or if you are satisfied with a cheaper alternative that covers the basic functions.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#1 Smartphone 2017: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Best Android Smartphone On The Market Today

In my opinion: the new Samsung S7 Edge is despite the iPhone 6 (plus) the best smartphone 2015. This has mostly to do with the price/quality. The Galaxy S7 Edge and the iPhone 6 are both awesome smartphones but the S7 Edge has a display on three sides and specs that Apple will have to match with the iPhone 7 to stay in the competition. It certainly is the best android smartphone with a very beautiful design, fast and reliable. The best smartphone you can buy at the moment.

Specs: DISPLAY: 5.5 inches, 1440 x 2560 pixels Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, CPU: Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo – Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Internal Memory: 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM – microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot) – single SIM model, Camera: 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash – 1/2.6inch sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama, Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec

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Here is the link for the Galaxy S7 (without the Edge) on Amazon

 #1 Used/Contract Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S5

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The Galaxy S5 is a very, very good smartphone for a now ridiculously affordable price. The link goes to the Verizon contract Galaxy S5, but AT&T and Sprint are also available.


#2) Apple iPhone 6 16 GB

The Best Apple (iPhone) Smartphone 2016/2017

The iPhone 6 is an awesome smartphone and will be the best iPhone until the next iPhone is available. Unfortunately the iPhone is quite expensive while the basic model still has only 16GB, which is not much for the money. That is why the iPhone 6 is #2 in this list and not #1.

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Apple iPhone 6, Space Gray, 16 GB (Unlocked)
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iPhone 6/ 6 Plus review and Specs

With the iPhone 6 Apple for the first time produced a smartphone with a ‘big’ screen. The 4.7 inch screen is considerably larger than previous iPhones, but thanks to the new design with rounded finished edges it feels comfortable in the hand. The screen is again beautiful, with high contrast and high brightness and thanks to the new Apple A8 chip the iPhone 6 is fast and has a good battery life.

The camera has been improved somewhat , especially in low light conditions. An other positive point is the new version of iOS, which provides Apple users and developers more choices and options.

If you can afford the iPhone 6 and you are an Apple enthusiast, then with the iPhone 6 you get one of the best smartphones currently available.

Specs iPhone 6:

4.7″ LED-backlit IPS LCD Multi-Touchscreen w/ Shatter-Proof Glass and Oleophobic CoatingiOS 8, Dual-Core 1.4 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based) Processor, Chipset: Apple A8, PowerVR GX6650 (hexa-core graphics) Graphics8 Megapixel Camera (3264 x 2448 pixels) w/ Autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) Flash + Front-Facing 1.2 Megapixel Camera, 720p, burst, HDRInternal Memory: 16GB, 1GB RAM

Size (LWH): 5.44 inches, 0.27 inches, 2.64 inches

Weight: 4.48 ouncesMinimum Rated Talk Time: 14 hours

Minimum Rated Standby Time: 250 hours

 

The iPhone 6 Plus has an even bigger screen, too big for my taste, which is difficult to handle with one hand. For people interested in the iPhone 6 Plus: here is the link to Amazon

For people who want to buy an iPhone but don’t need to have the latest model:

iPhone 5/ 5S

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HTC, LG, BlackBerry


Best HTC Smartphones

The HTC One M9

HTC is a very strong South Korean brand that is able to give competition with the HTC One M9 to the two big players in the smartphone market, Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone. The mobiles that HTC produced are high quality but a little less expensive than the latest Galaxy and iPhone series, making it a much appreciated alternative.

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HTC One M9, Gunmetal Grey 32GBHTC One M9, Gunmetal Grey 32GB

 


Sony Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia Z is the first water resistant smartphone on the market. high quality and highly rated by costumers.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra LTE Factory UnlockedSony Xperia Z Ultra LTE Factory Unlocked

 


LG Smartphones

LG is a company that has been very reliable and has produced quality smartphones throughout the years with the LG Optimus and L-series as their flagship.

 

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