Looking for a new laptop and tablet to buy in 2017 for school, work or any other important activities you wish to carry out? This article will acquaint you with classic laptops and tablets you should or must buy.
To make your research cinch or easy, you need to follow up as we review the laptops and tablets for more clarification. Let’s go.
6 Best Laptops and Tablets to Buy in 2017
1. DELL XPS 13
The “Best of the year” laptop remains XPS 13. Dell offers wide range of specifications for the XPS 13 compact chassis. Some of its unique features are the free edge-to-edge display, its compact design and long lasting battery capacity. The features make it dell stellar for users and everyone.
Key Specifications of Dell XPS 13
- Intel 6th Generation i7-6560U processor
- 8 GB RAM
- 256 GB PCIe SSD
- InfinityEdge IPS QHD+ (3200 x 1800) Touchscreen
- Intel Iris Graphics 540
- WiFi 802.11ac/Bluetooth 4.1
Buy it on Amazon by clicking here and it costs $799 which is 289,000naira.
2. HP Chromebook 13 G1
Most people who need a computer, prefer Chromebook. HP Chromebook is a sleek, aluminum brushed notebook that pairs a high-end device with the simplicity of chrome OS. Is available in high end specifications such as a powerful Core m5 CPU and a 3200 x 1800 display, plus manageability and security features.
Key specifications of HP Chromebook 13 G1
- CPU – 1.1GHz Intel Core m5-6Y57
- Operating System – Google Chrome
- RAM – 8GB, RAM Upgradable to 16GB
- Hard Drive Size – 32GB
- Hard Drive Typee – MMC
- Display Size – 13.3
- Native Resolution – 3200 x 1800
- Graphics Card – Intel HD Graphics 515
- Video Memory – Shared
- Wi-Fi – 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- Wi-Fi Model – Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2×2) WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo
- Bluetooth – Bluetooth 4.2
- Touchpad – Size – 3.8 x 2.1 inches
- Ports (excluding USB) – USB 3.1 with Type-C, Headphone
- USB Ports – 3
- Card Slots – SD memory reader
- Size – 12.59 x 8.64 x 0.50 inches
- Weight – 2.6 pounds
The notebook lasted only 6 hours and 48 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test (web surfing via Wi-Fi at 100 nits of brightness). It costs $499 which is 179,000naira.
3. Apple iPad Pro (10.5 inch)
Need a more wider, portable and brighter tablet? Apple iPad Pro with 10.5 inch display screen can do the job. It’s compatible with 4G LTE which runs on the speed of 50mbps and it supports E-Sim (Nano-SIM/ Electronic SIM card). The tablet has 1668 x 2224 pixels resolution with 10.5 inches HD display screen and wonderfully, the screen is protected by Scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating. It runs on iOS 11 and uses Apple A10X Fusion processor chipset.
Key Specifications of Apple iPad Pro
- NETWORKS – 2G, 3G and 4G enabled
- 4G BANDS – LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 11(1500), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 21(1500), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- SIM CARDS – Dual Nano-sim/Electronic SIM card (e-SIM)
- ANDROID OS – iOS 11
- DIMENSIONS – It has 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 mm and 469g weight
- USB TYPE – MicroUSB 3.0, reversible connector; magnetic connector
- AUDIO PORT – 3.5mm jack
- BUILD – Metal unibody
- LOUD SPEAKER – Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
- COLORS – Space Gray, Rose Gold, Gold and Silver
- DISPLAY – LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of 16million colors and has 10.5 inches display with resolution 1668 x 2224 pixels and supports multitouch. Protected with Scratch-resistant glass and oleophobic coating.
- PROCESSORS – Apple A10X Fusion CHIPSET
- CAMERA – It has 12MP rear or back camera with quad-LED flash and 7MP front-facing camera
- MEMORY – It has 64/256/512 GB inbuilt memory storage and doesn’t support SD card slot
- SENSORS – Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, compass and barometer
It costs $649 which is about 234,000naira. The battery lasts for about 10 hours from its 10,307mAh battery capacity.
4. HP Spectre X2
Spectre x2 boldly redefines the PC experience with optimized angles for inking, an impressive 6M pixel display, and the cutting-edge specs you need to revolutionize your workflow. Nothing stands between you and your work-flow with up to a 8 hour battery life, and Fast Charge which lets you power back up to 50% in a mere 30 minutes.
Key specifications of HP Spectre X2
- OPERATING SYSTEM – Windows 10 Home 64, Windows 10 Pro 64
- PROCESSOR AND GRAPHICS – Intel® Core™ i5-7260U (2.2 GHz, up to 3.4 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores) + Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (8 GB memory), Intel® Core™ i7-7560U (2.4 GHz, up to 3.8 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores) + Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (8 GB memory), Intel® Core™ i7-7560U (2.4 GHz, up to 3.8 GHz, 4 MB cache, 2 cores) + Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (16 GB memory)
- DISPLAY – 12.3″ diagonal 3K2K IPS WLED-backlit multitouch-enabled edge-to-edge glass (3000 x 2000)
- MEMORY – Onboard 8 GB Memory, Onboard 16 GB Memory
- HARD DRIVE – 128 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD, 256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD, 360 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD, 512 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD, and 1 TB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
- PRIMARY BATTERY – 4-cell, 41.58 Wh Lithium-ion Battery
- KEYBOARD – Full-size island-style backlit keyboard
- PERSONALIZATION – HP Wide Vision 5MP Camera + Dual array digital microphone
- WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY – Intel® 802.11b/g/n/ac (2×2) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 Combo
- BATTERY LIFE – Up to 8 hours with 3K2K panel 
- VIDEO PLAYBACK BATTERY LIFE – Up to 7 hours and 15 minutes with 3K2K panel
- AUDIO – Bang & Olufsen, dual speakers, HP Audio Boost
- POINTING DEVICE – HP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support
- EXPANSION SLOTS – 1 microSD media card reader
- EXTERNAL I/O PORTS – 2 USB 3.1 Type-C™ Gen 1 (Data Transfer up to 5 Gb/s, Power Delivery, DP1.2, HP Sleep and Charge); 1 headphone/microphone combo
- POWER SUPPLY – 65 W AC power adapter
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY – ENERGY STAR® certified; EPEAT® Silver registered
- DIMENSIONS – (W X D X H) 11.57 x 8.15 x 0.3 in (tablet); 11.57 x 8.15 x 0.52 in (tablet and base)
- WEIGHT – 1.68 lb (tablet); 2.49 lb (tablet and base).
It costs $1,299 which is about 469,000naira.
5. Microsoft Surface Laptop
This laptop is hundred percent good for gaming. It looks and feels fantastic, especially the fabric covering the keyboard and trackpad. It’s a terrific laptop, once you upgrade the hopelessly crippled version of Windows that comes installed.
Key Specifications of Microsoft Surface Laptop
- DIMENSIONS – 12.13” x 8.79” x .57” (308.1 mm x 223.27 mm x 14.48 mm)
- DISPLAY – Screen: 13.5” PixelSense™, Display Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI), Aspect ratio: 3:23.4 million pixels, Surface Pen* enabled, Touch: 10 point multi-touch and protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
- MEMORY – 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM
- PROCESSOR – 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 or i7
- SECURITY – TPM chip Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
- SOFTWARE – Windows 10 S2
- SENSORS – Ambient light sensor
- STORAGE – Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB
- WHAT’S IN THE BOXES – Surface Laptop, Power Supply, Quick Start Guide, Safety and warranty documents
- WEIGHT – i5 2.76lbs (1,252 grams), i7 2.83lbs (1,283 grams)
- BATTERY LIFE – Up to 14.5 hours of video playback
- GRAPHICS – Intel® HD 620 (i5)Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (i7)
- CONNECTIONS – USB 3.0, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Surface Connect™Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction
- CAMERA, VIDEO AND AUDIO – Windows Hello face sign-in camera, 720p HD camera (front-facing), Stereo microphones, Omnisonic speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium, 3.5mm headphone jack
- WIRELESS – Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 LE
It cost $1,000 which is about 361,000naira in Nigeria.
There are many other classic tablets and PC, the Apple MacBook and among others. What’s your say about these laptops and tablets?
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