HP’s popular ENVY series has just received a much awaited refresh earlier this month, in terms of hardware. Its design hasn’t changed a bit since the last iteration which featured 8th gen Intel processors. The brand new HP ENVY 13-aq1010nr laptop is as lightweight and practical as ever, with the added benefit of having the latest technology inside it.
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.
Earlier this summer, Lenovo has launched a new model from the popular 2-in-1 series, the Flex 14. It’s hard to define it strictly from a value for money standpoint. On one hand, the base model is clearly an entry level device. However, the one I’ll be talking about today, the Lenovo Flex 14 81SS000DUS, has three times more RAM, a more powerful processor and more storage than its cheaper sibling.
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.
Gigabyte, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer, has recently rolled out another model of their Aero series. Aided by Microsoft’s very own artificial intelligence technology, “Azure AI”, the Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic-SA-U73ADW is a laptop that’s useful for working professionals, casual gamers and students as well. It comes with decent features, great specs, but also suffers from one or two drawbacks.