Dell Inspiron 17 5000 UK Review

Today I’m going to talk about the quad core Dell Inspiron 17 5000 laptop. While some would argue that it’s not a high end machine, I would point out that it includes some features that you wouldn’t notice at first glance.

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Key Specifications

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AMD Quad-Core A8-7410 APU processor 2.20GHz
17.3″ display LED Backlight with HD+ Truelife Display
AMD Radeon R5 Graphics Card
8GB DDR3L RAM memory
1TB hard drive

Pros

Take a look at the spec sheet above and tell me that this machine isn’t a beast. From the uncompromising 17.3″ LED HD display right down to the graphics card. Yes, the A8-7410 APU processor isn’t the fast thing on the market but it hold its own when compared to the starter Intel Core i5 series such as the 5200U.

The Radeon R5 Graphics Card will provide great graphics while gaming and enhance the HD display on the LED screen.

And I don’t want to forget to mention some neat additions that this Dell laptop includes buit-in such as a HD webcam, 3-in-1 card reader and Bluetooth 4.0. So throw away that cheap card reader since you won’t need it any longer.

Cons

Because of the size of the 17.3″ screen, the weight of this laptop is slightly heavier than other models and comes in at 6.22 lbs or 2.82 kg. But I would personally sacrifice the added weight for the beautiful screen and feel of working on a full size display desktop monitor.

Verdict

All in all, the Dell Inspiron 17 5000 would make an extremely solid purchase for anything from day to day tasks, entertainment due to its screen or as a work PC. And with the RAM and the 1 TB Hard Drive space, you’ll have plenty of room to grow.

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Asus VivoBook Pro N552VX-FY304T UK Review

Asus has several laptos in their VivoBook lineup of laptops but what you want to do is look at the VivoBook Pro if you’re looking to get a step up on the competition.

Today, I’m specifically looking at the Asus VivoBook Pro N552VX-FY304T for this review. This model comes with a 15.6″ full HD screen. I will quickly review this Asus model looking at the pros and cons to help you make a decision about the purchase.

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Basic Specifications

Intel Core i5-6300HQ
15.6″ FHD 1920 x 1080 Screen
Nvidia GTX950 2 GB GDDR3 Video Graphics
12 GB RAM
1 TB + 128 GB SSD
Pre-installed with Windows 10

Pros

This laptop is not marketed as a gaming or high processing power beast but, with the i5 processor and a whopping 12GB of RAM, that’s what it is. That’s right, you get a generous amount of RAM and you’ll surely notice the difference and lack of lag if you’re moving up from a computer with 4 GB or even 8 GB of RAM. This laptop is also more than capable of gaming thanks to the Nvidia video graphics.

It includes USB 3.0 that’s a Type-C , the latest incarnation of the format, as well as a tuned audio chipset as well as a SSD hard drive which will make you appreciate the fast response technology.

Some other things that you may not notice are that the laptop is equipped with ASUS’ “Eye Care” technology that helps reduce strain on your eyes. It also features a chiclet keyboard, which provides a great tactical feedback when you’re typing those long documents.

Cons

At 4 hours the battery life is not the best. However, if mobility isn’t a concern and you can always be plugged in, this should not be an issue.

You may have noticed the SSD hard drive is only 128 GB. But that’s not a big deal because the Asus VivoBook Pro N552VX-FY304T comes with two hard drives and so if you combine this with the 1 TB standard SATA hard drive and you’ve got plenty of space.

Verdict

For all the power and features it packs, the Asus VivoBook Pro N552VX-FY304T is definitely a great buy. It should probably be priced higher than it is but that’s why I decided to do a review, so you can jump on some great tech at a fair price.

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