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Design and use (35%) includes status lights/indicators, connections, laptop design, general use as a laptop, overall style and mobility as well as evaluating its security, manual and recovery options (if provided). For hybrids we also test laptop-to-tablet conversion and general use as a tablet. We also assess the audio quality of the speaker.
Performance (25%) is assessed using 3 benchmark software tools to evaluate the laptop’s performance during a range of tasks as well as its storage capabilities.
Battery life (20%) looks at the battery consumption for both heavy and light usage. Heavy usage is defined as playing an HD-quality video on loop, with power management features set for maximum performance, screen brightness at 100% and connected to a network with WiFi. Light usage is daily tasks, such as browsing the internet and checking email.
Display (20%) includes colour accuracy, brightness, depth and contrast, vertical and horizontal angle of view and glare and surface reflections.
22 Jul 2017, Michael D.
Product use: 6 months or more
It's price, and its weight, and the size of screen. If what you want it for is word processing and spreadsheets and browsing, it is perfect -- and (with an extra 4 gb RAM, about $70) it will do graphics well. Bought for my daughter for school, and then got one for me for offsite work. For this sort of work, I don't see any point at all in buying anything more expensive (and with usually a smaller screen). Had no problems whatsoever (and they updated to Creators edition fine).
Not good for gaming probably (I don't). I'd recommend getting the 500 GB HDD option, not the 128 GB SSD -- while the former is slower, you get much more storage space than with the latter
Yes, I recommend this product.
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