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The Dell Latitude 3490 is not a light device, nevertheless it is a capable 14-inch business laptop that comes with a few features that do stand out. There are a few reasons behind its 3.79-pound weight, one of which is because it has legacy input/output features. This means if you are someone who needs to travel a lot for work, this is not the machine for you. The big advantage though is it can be heavily configured and it does deliver performance so if yours is one of those rare businesses that needs a VGA port then this is a good option

As our smartphones become more powerful, larger mobile devices like laptops are struggling to remain relevant. Tablets were completely cannibalised by smaller smartphones and even powerful laptops need to justify their existence. Manufacturers are doing their best to ensure that laptops are attractive options. Some PC makers have begun to focus their efforts on Chromebooks which combine the practicality of a laptop with the convenience of smartphone apps. Others are significantly upgrading their entire line-up to focus on specific sets of users and this is the strategy that Dell seems to be opting for.

Dell’s OptiPlex 7050 Micro is like no other desktop on the market right now. If you aren’t looking closely, whilst you may be looking directly at the machine it is highly likely that you may fail to spot it altogether. Dell has revolutionised the concept of what it means to be a desktop. When it comes to the OptiPlex Micro, Dell has clearly taken its name seriously and the end result is a tiny CPU case that can be hidden behind a monitor which gives you enough room to have a clear work space.

The Lenovo Yoga range of products is synonymous with its contortionist screen that has the ability to swivel all the way round. This means you can use it either as a tablet or a laptop or anything in between. The Yoga 920 is Lenovo’s first PC launch this year and it is a premium product that is limited edition. The reason it is a limited edition is because of the dark colour finish with white waves on the top lid that has been imprinted. The design is protected by a transparent glass top. This feature alone makes it stand out from the crowd. Unfortunately, you will have to deal with smudges and fingerprints requiring cleaning at least a couple of times a day.

Not everyone likes using a convertible laptop and it is true that they are an acquired taste that takes some getting used to. In theory it sounds great that you can turn a laptop into a tablet, in reality these products tend to work better either as a laptop or a tablet. Detachable devices obviously work better as tablets and their keyboards are a little inferior. Whilst a single body convertible will obviously function better as a tablet because in tablet mode they are heavy and can be awkward to hold.

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