Named by ASUS as “the laptop of tomorrow”, the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo Ux581 is a notable mobile workstation. Not necessarily because of its specs alone, but also thanks to its iconic design. You can either love it, or hate it. There’s no middle ground. Personally, I think this layout (keyboard on bottom, two screens on top) works well, but only in the context of a workstation, where you’re more than likely to work with either a mouse or a stylus.
The Lenovo IdeaPad S340 are a series of affordable, mid-range 15.6″ laptops. They’re designed with the end user in mind. As such, they’re like a jack of all trades, made to be as cheap as possible without them being cheaply made. A mix of solid performance and simple design language has made the S340 series a people’s favorite.
There’s one more addition to MSI’s already impressive lineup of laptops. It’s called the MSI PS63 Modern-096, and it’s an interesting device. Not because it’s the next notebook icon. Rather, what makes it great is its wide range of usage scenarios and mobility. It will handle daily tasks, photo and video editing jobs, number crunching, coding, gaming, streaming 4K content, you name it. All that on the go, for just under $1000 (price available at the time of this review).
The ENVY x360 series from HP has been recently refreshed and relaunched. The model I’ll be reviewing today is the HP ENVY x360 15-cp0010nr. It’s a convertible laptop (as in 2-in-1). Basically, it’s a 15.6 inch notebook that doubles as a tablet when rotating the screen 360 degrees. Considering value for money, this midrange HP isn’t a bad deal at all.
MSI have brought to light the new WS65 mobile workstation series. They’re powerful, ready to tackle everything a pro designer or engineer will throw at them, and they’re ridiculously expensive. Today I’m looking at the MSI WS65 9TM-857 model, which features some serious hardware options, but costs about as much as a second hand car.