Best Lenovo Convertible Laptops under £500

A convertible device gives you the luxury of having 2 or more devices all built into one, increasing the potential and possibilities of your laptop. If you’re on the lookout for a laptop or tablet, a convertible laptop lets you have the best of both worlds within a 2 in 1 hybrid. The first name in convertible laptops is of course that of Lenovo’s, as the world’s largest seller of personal computers as well as the marketers of the innovative ‘Yoga’ line.

Continue reading as we take you through the best Lenovo convertible laptops under £500.

Lenovo Yoga 2

 

  • Price: £279.99
  • Processor: Intel Pentium N3530 / 2.16GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.58 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 500GB HDD + 8GB SSD
  • Screen: 11.6″ HD Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit

The Lenovo Yoga 2 is a flexible and highly adaptable convertible laptop with separate modes for the different ways in which this laptop can be folded; Tent, Laptop, Stand and Tablet. You can have the laptop in its ‘tent’ mode for when you are cooking, making it easy to cook and read the recipe off the screen simultaneously, and ‘tablet’ mode for when you’re reading in bed! Despite its size, it has a powerful quad core processor, a 720 HD webcam as well as a Micro HDMI port for when you want to connect it to your TV and see things on a bigger screen. In addition to this, the AccuType keyboard and the 10 point multi-touch screen makes it comfortable to use and easy on your fingers, making it the perfect candidate for our list of the best Lenovo convertible laptops under £500.

Lenovo Yoga 500 (Intel Core i3-4005U)

 

  • Price £349.99
  • Processor: Intel Core i3 (4th Gen) 4005U / 1.7GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen: 14″ Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 4400
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1

The Lenovo Yoga 500 with an Intel Core i3 processor provides vibrant and exciting graphics. It has a processor powerful enough to allow you to play games, or to use the convertible laptop as an all -round entertainment tablet. It is extremely thin and light, with it weighing only 4.3 lbs so it is easily transportable and its 8 hour battery life mean you can use it all day without being near a charging port. It comes with 4GB of RAM and an additional, massive, 1TB of storage! It also comes with Dolby Home theatre sound so you can store and play your choice of movies.

Lenovo Yoga 500 (AMD A8-7410)

 

  • Price £379.99
  • Processor: AMD A8-7410 / 2.2 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.5 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen: 14″ Touchscreen Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated AMD Radeon
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The Lenovo Yoga 500 with an AMD processor lets you have better security built into your laptop, it also means you can multi task with ease as the AMD processor allows for smoother running and use of multiple applications and programmes all at once. The 14 inch screen with its anti-glare display means you can use the laptop in different lighting situations without having an uncomfortable viewing experience. It also features the smooth Windows 10 operating system and a faster Wi-Fi connection letting you stay better connected online.

Lenovo Yoga 500 Intel Core i5-6200U

 

  • Price: £479.99
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (6th Gen) 6200U / 2.3 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 1TB HDD + 8GB SSD
  • Screen: 14″ Full HD Touchscreen Display (1920 x 1080) Resolution
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 920M 2GB Dedicated
  • Operating System: Windows 10

The NVIDIA GeForce 920M dedicated graphics on this laptop make it perfect for gaming on the go. It has a full HD display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, further adding to the gaming experience. The i5 processor means it is capable of automatically increasing its speed through a turbo boost. It comes in a sleek and attractive design and is light enough to carry around making it a perfect and versatile travel companion and also why it is featured on our list of the best Lenovo convertible laptops under £500.

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The Best Laptops for £400 or less

With us well and truly into the New Year and spring coming up, it’s nearly time for a spring clean and for us to update our tech gadgets with the best.

The Dell XPS 13 has been widely touted as the best laptop of 2017 by multiple expert reviewers with many favouring it over its newer ‘sister’ laptop the Dell XPS 15.

However, if you’re a student who’s strapped for cash or just someone on a budget and on the lookout for an inexpensive but effective laptop, we’ve got you covered with our list of the best laptops for £400 or less.

 

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C100

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  • Price: £280.99
  • Processor: Rockchip Cortex-A17 RK3288C Quad Core
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 16GB eMMC
  • Screen: 10.1″ Touchscreen Display (1280 x 800) Resolution
  • Integrated Graphics
  • Operating System: Google Chrome OS

The ASUS C100 is one of a kind. A unique Chromebook which converts into a tablet, in one swift flip, hence the name. This touch screen, inexpensive Chromebook also features a quad core processor and of course the unique Google Chrome operating system, all within a sleek silver design, with a sensible 16GB for its humble size.

 

The HP Stream 11

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  • Price: £189.99
  • Processor: Intel Celeron N2840 / 2.16 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.58 GHz
  • Ram: 2GB
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC
  • Screen: 11.6″ HD Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The HP Stream 11 was made with students in mind and is an instant classic, and that’s why we had to feature it on our list of the best laptops for £400 or less. We currently have it with BullGuard Internet security included in the price.

With a clear focus on robust battery life as well as good quality sound; it also features an ample 32 GB of storage. It comes with DTS Sound built in and is perfect for on-the-go students who don’t want to worry about recharging or not being able to play their favourite music.

 

The ASUS X555 LA

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  • Price: £349.99
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 (5th Gen) 5200U / 2.2 GHz Max Turbo Speed 2.7 GHz
  • RAM: 4GB RAM
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Screen: 15.6″ HD Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 5500
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The ASUS X555 LA is a high performance laptop with lots of little added extras to make this the ultimate entertainment friendly laptop.

PC mag and PC Advisor recently named it one of the ‘best cheap laptops of 2017’ and it’s no wonder with its exceptional sound quality from the built in sonic Master technology and an Intel Core i5 processor. It also comes with a whole array of ports including two USB 3.0 ports as well as an additional USB 2.0 port and a HDMI port among others.

 

The HP 250 G5

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  • Price: £349.99
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-5005U 2GHz
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • Screen: 15.6″ HD Display (1366 x 768) Resolution
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel HD 5500
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit

The HP G5 is also another firm favourite with it topping PC Advisor’s list for the ‘best budget laptops for 2017’. The G4 was similarly popular and with the G5 replacing the older model, the laptop has only improved. It comes equipped with a hard drive capacity of 500GB and Intel core i5, read our more in depth review of the high performance laptop here.

We hope you enjoyed reading our list of the best laptops for £400 or less. What are your all-time favourite budget laptops? Are you more of a laptop or a PC person? Let us know in the comments section below.

*Please note: all prices are subject to change without notice and all offers are subject to availability*

Top 3 Tablets to buy for under £200 in the UK

In need of a new tablet or hoping to find a present for a loved one? Tablets are a great gift and with a range of affordable ones, you’ll be bound to find something that ticks all of your boxes. To help you with your hunt for the perfect tablet with a bearable price tag, read on to see our top 3 tablets to buy for under £200!

 

Linx 1020

Linx 1020

Price: £169.99 (Amazon)

Screen Size: 10”

Processor: Intel Atom

RAM: 2GB

Storage: 32GB

Operating System: Windows 10

Immensely diverse with a great price, switch between a laptop and a tablet with ease with the option of a detachable keyboard. For comfortable gaming on the go, use tablet mode, and for essays, snap in the keyboard and type away! Equipped with the Windows 10 operating system. Whether you’re a student or an industrious businessman, you can customise your homepage for easy navigation. For only £169.99, this is definitely one of the top 3 tablets under £200 available in the UK.

 

Amazon Fire Tablet

Amazon Fire Tablet

Price: £49.99 (Amazon)

Screen Size: 7”

Processor: Quad Core

Storage: 8GB

Whether you need an office companion or a fresh pop of colour, the choice of four versatile colours will satisfy you. At the unbelievably low price of £49.99, this tablet is an absolute bargain. As an Amazon product, you’ll be provided with plenty of benefits, such as; online storage, options to download films, books and music from Amazon Prime and listen/watch/read when offline. Prime members will adore this little device with it’s even smaller price!

 

ASUS ZenPad Z300M

ASUS ZenPad Z300MPrice: £135.00 (Amazon)

Screen Size: 10”

Processor: Quad Core

RAM: 2GB

Storage: 16GB

Operating System: Android 6.0

 

Small, slick and powerful, this tablet is great for work and play on the go. With great features like multi-touch display, an anti-fingerprint screen, a great operating system and full Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for only £135; this is definitely deserving of being in our top 3 tablets to buy for under £200!

So there you have it, our top 3 tablets under £200 in the UK. We know Christmas shopping may have left your pockets a little sparse with change, but you can still grab a high quality tablet at a cheap price!

 

Still a little unsure on what tablet to buy? Check out our range of tablets here.

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3 Best Laptops to buy in the UK under £200 this Christmas

The festive season is upon us, and getting the best deals on gifts for others (or yourself!) can be stressful. We’ve put together a list of the best laptops under £200 so you can get your hands on a huge tech bargain before Christmas. Whether you’re after a portable device, something for the kids or a reliable laptop for daily use, you’ll find something which matches your requirements – and the best part is that they’re all under £200!

 

Discover the best laptops to buy in the UK under £200 this Christmas here:

 

1)   HP Stream 11-r000na  £159.99

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With the easy-to-use and familiar Windows operating system you can customise your desktop, ensuring quick start ups and navigation. The high quality graphics allow you to enjoy what you’re watching in amazing detail and sharp colours, and it’s also equipped with a capable processor so multitasking is a breeze!

 

 2)  Dell Inspiron 11 3000

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The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 is an affordable and reliable laptop that you can take on-the-go without a second thought! The battery lasts all day, its comfortable for typing, and has a reliable screen – great for watching Christmas movies on! The performance isn’t the best if you’re planning to use the laptop for heavy duty tasks; however it’s ideal for daily web browsing and other light tasks. If Windows 10 is your thing, this is a great choice.

 

3)   ASUS Chromebook C300MA £179.99

3) ASUS Chromebook C300MA

The ASUS Chromebook C300MA has a slim and lightweight build so it’s great for anyone always on-the-go. The (1366 x 786) screen resolution delivers crisp and detailed visuals, and it’s ideal for small-time entertainment, perfect for treating the kids this Christmas! Speaking of entertainment, the ASUS C300MA features premium style stereo speakers, a modern design and a large screen and touchpad. The 11 hours battery life and affordable price means this laptop will be at the top of everyone’s wish list this Christmas!

 

We hope you found something to treat yourself or someone special in our round-up of the 3 best laptops to buy in UK under £200 on Christmas! For more tech Christmas gift ideas check out our Christmas Shop at www.laptopoutlet.co.uk/christmas. Order by 21st December for Christmas delivery.

*Please note: all prices are subject to change without notice and all offers are subject to availability

Best Free iPad Apps

With everything you need at your fingertips with an iPad, be sure to have all the apps you need for work and play! Whether it’s apps to stay connected with your friends and family, watching things on the go or listening to music, we’re going to share our best free iPad apps that you need to download.

 

Social Media Apps

Facebook & Facebook Messenger

One of the biggest and best social media platforms is available for free! Keep up to date with friends and family, post pictures and share the moment. New features also allow you to find interesting events and stories from around the globe. For those who use Facebook as a means of communication, the extension app of messenger is an easier way to chat.

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T.V on the go

BBC iPlayer & Netflix

Catch up on television shows whilst on the go or follow along with your favourite cooking show in the kitchen. BBC iPlayer lets you watch shows and films that you might’ve missed out on during the week; great for catching up on Planet Earth II and The British Bake Off!

If you’re a Netflix user, grab the app; it’s free! As the app is tailored to tablets it’s easier to navigate instead of using the site. Netflix is an immensely popular app, as it also produces loads of exclusive great shows, such as; Orange is the New Black and Breaking Bad. For entertainment on the go, these surely are some of the best iPad apps available.

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Music

SoundCloud

All the music you need in one place and it’s absolutely free; definitely one of the best free iPad apps on the market. You can access your saved music without Wi-Fi too. It’s also great for discovering small scale and independent artists, as anyone can upload their songs and audio; budding musicians will adore this app.

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Gaming

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Need a little entertainment on the go? The Simpsons game is a must have. The popular cartoon show becomes interactive at your fingertips, with the reconstruction of Springfield in your hands after Homer’s bad behaviour leads to the towns destruction. Rendezvous with your favourite characters, connecting and playing with friends and plenty of interesting challenges to earn donuts will have hooked to your iPad.

For more free gaming apps, check out our blog post on The Top 5 Free iPad Games.

 

So there you have it, some of the best free iPad apps; whether it’s music, entertainment or socialising, there’s something for everyone. To get your hands on an iPad we have a great range to choose from here.

For more top picks, interesting tech articles and reviews, be sure to visit our blog.

How to choose the best laptops for students in UK

With a large range of laptops to choose from, numerous brands, online sellers and stores, it can be difficult finding a laptop suited to you. We aim to see all our customers walk away happy with their purchase and students are no exception. You’re probably looking for something that’s an all-round winner; good for entertainment and work purposes. Well we’re going to make the selection process easier for you with some great tips on how to choose the best laptops for students in the UK.

 

What do you need?

First and foremost, what do you need? A pretty simple starting point, that’ll make your selection process a lot easier. What will you mainly use your laptop for? Is it for gaming, school work, entertainment etc.? Once you’ve figured that out, the search for the perfect device will be a lot easier!

 

Research:

So now that you have an idea of the primary use of your laptop, you can start the research. A quick and simple Google search will give you a range of laptops suited to your needs. Whether you like a certain brand and want to look into their specific range. Check out reviews! Tech blogs often have top picks for certain types of laptops (e.g. best laptops for multimedia). Perhaps search up laptops that fit your preferred price range. It’s also worth a shot asking your teachers if you want to use your new laptop for specific schoolwork. Want something a little quicker than online research? Pop into your local tech store and ask a member of staff, they’ll be sure to know how to choose the best student laptop for you.

 

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Tech specifications:

Now that you’ve got a rough idea of what you want/need, check out the specifications of the laptops that catch your eye to double check if it’s right for you. Look at features such as what processor it has, RAM, storage space, operating system, what softwares it comes with that you might need for school, the battery life, ports, resolution etc. Depending on what you want to use your laptop for, each component of the features previously mentioned will vary; so pay attention to these.

 

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Design:

A design suited to you ensures optimum comfort, thus enhancing your productivity. For example, a bulky gaming laptop that weighs a ton isn’t going to be the ideal school companion. Pay attention to the screen size and weight, as this determines whether or not the device is easy to travel with.

Do you need a keyboard at all times? If not, look into hybrids that may be tailored to your specific needs. Work purposes aside, hybrid laptops are great if you want to enjoy a film in bed using tent mode, after a long day at school.

 

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Price:

Probably the most important part of our how to choose the best laptops for students in the UK guide is the price! Now that you’ve probably found a few laptops that seem right for you or have an idea of the type of laptop you want, check the price. If you do manage to find the ideal laptop that’s also in your budget that’s great! If not, try searching for laptops similar to your desired one; you’ll be sure to find some really similar ones for a fraction of the price. However, if you have your heart set on an expensive laptop, it’s worth checking out second hand or refurbished ones as they’re significantly cheaper than new ones and mostly perform just as well!

When buying online or in-stores be sure to check if the device is applicable for student discount, as most places do give such offer. Also it’s worth subscribing to student sites/apps like Student Beans and UniDays. They often have discounts and offers on laptops and other tech devices.

Check with your uni/school to see if you’re eligible for a grant, bursary or some type of funding which can help you purchase your ideal device. Your school may cover the costs, or at least part of the costs of your new laptop.

 

So there you have it, our guide on how to choose the best laptops for students in the UK! Hopefully these tips will make the hunt for your new laptop easier and quicker. For a great selection of student laptops check out our range here.

It’s also worth checking out our blog on How to buy a cheap laptop online for extra tips!

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5 best tablets for kids

Tablets are the perfect device for children; laptops can often be too bulky and PCs cannot be taken on-the-go. You need to ensure the tablet is child-friendly so you can keep your child safe from inappropriate online content, and so you don’t end up with a huge iTunes bill! We have compiled a list of the 5 best tablets for kids, which all offer strong parental control, child-friendly apps and games and a secure frame which will keep it safe in their hands. The best thing is that they are all portable-friendly and will keep your child busy and entertained! Whether you want your child to use the tablet for learning, playing games or a bit of both, here are the best ones for you to choose from:

 

 

1) iPad mini 2

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If you want a ‘family’ device which your child can also use, the iPad mini 2 is a great option from our 5 best tablets for kids. The screen quality is great as well as the performance quality, whether the kids are using it for playing games or watching YouTube videos, or you’re using it to Skype friends and family. Tablets which are specially formulated for children can be quite pricy, so it’s a good idea to purchase an all-round winner like the iPad mini 2 if you know your child will be supervised while using it, or if you purchase screen protection and a robust cover for it. 

 

2) Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

 

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The kid’s version of the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has slightly reduced specs in comparison to the adult one, along with a range of exclusive children’s apps so it made the cut for our 5 best tablets for kids. It is a sturdy device with a quick-to-respond screen and a robust outer case which makes it comfortable for kid’s to use –whether that’s during car journeys, on holidays or at home.

 

3)  Amazon Fire HD6 Kids Edition

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This tablet is ideal for kids and it has the ideal screen for reading – when the children are not playing games on it so its definitely one of the 5 best tablets for kids available. Along with a free year of Amazon Fire for Kids and unlimited access to games, apps, books and films, this will be a great educational and entertainment device for your child. Available for only £109, it’s sure to be a purchase you won’t regret! The device has a toughened screen, durable rubber case and a lengthy 2 year guarantee – everything you need to make it accident-proof so the kids can use it without supervision. You can also disable web access on the device, as well as set time limits on games.

 

4) LeapFrog Epic

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The LeapFrog Epic is great as a first device for kids; it’s the perfect miniature size for small hands and is specifically designed for young users. It is a 7-inch Android-powered device and has a specially developed LeapSearch browser which offers expertly filtered pages. It’s also great for sharing between siblings as it offers multiple user profiles. The screen quality may not be as premium as the iPad Mini 2, however if it’s just the kids using it, that may not be your first priority.

 

5) LeapPad Platinum

pic-5The LeapPad Platinum is great for kids as it has a specifically designed sturdy casing which makes it accident-proof. It also has an extensive range of pre-loaded content for children – you can also buy apps from the LeapFrog app store, although it’s not as wide-ranging as the app choice on Apple or Android. It is an affordable choice at £99 and it has essential features such as a built-in stylus, front and rear cameras, headphones, a speaker and a child-friendly web browser. Are your kids sharing the device? The LeapPad Platinum is particularly great for sharing as you can create multiple user profiles.

 

We hope this round-up of the 5 best tablets for kids has helped you find the perfect device to keep your kid entertained!

 

Stayed tuned on our blog for more tech tips and reviews.

 

 

*Please note all prices stated on this article are subject to change without any notice.