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Marriott data breach exposes 5 million guests' information. Again.

Marriott data breach exposes 5 million guests' information. Again.

Marriott International has announced a massive data breach that exposed approximately 5.2 million hotel guests' information. No, not that breach. It's a new one this time. 

"At the end of February 2020, we identified that an unexpected amount of guest information may have been accessed using the login credentials of two employees at a franchise property," the international hotel chain wrote on Tuesday. "We believe this activity started in mid-January 2020."

According to Marriott International, the breach exposed information such as customers' personal and contact details, loyalty account information, airline loyalty programs, and room preferences. This included people's names, mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, and birthdays. Read more...

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Posted on 1 April 2020 | 1:52 am

Forget Zoom: Use these private video-chatting tools, instead

Forget Zoom: Use these private video-chatting tools, instead

Zoom is so last week — which, in the time of coronavirus, might as well be last year. 

The videoconference tool that's captured the nation's attention as it socially distances and shelters in place has won legions of converts for its easy-to-use interface and fun backgrounds. It also happens to be a privacy nightmare. Thankfully, there are other options that cybersecurity and privacy experts say will get the job done — without the baggage. 

And yes, Zoom has a lot of baggage. Let's start with the fact that the company has misrepresented the security of its videoconferencing serviceThe Intercept reported today that, despite telling users that "Zoom is using an end to end encrypted connection," the company does not in fact end-to-end encrypt calls on its platform.  Read more...

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Posted on 1 April 2020 | 12:13 am

Quarantine streaming is changing the definition of 'primetime' TV

Quarantine streaming is changing the definition of 'primetime' TV

People are streaming a lot of movies and TV shows while staying home during the coronavirus pandemic.

In fact, because so much television is being watched during unconventional daytime hours — and streaming services offer viewers the ability to watch whenever they want — traditional “primetime” TV viewing is being completely altered.

A new study by streaming analytics company Conviva found that streaming TV viewing between the hours of 10am and 5pm is growing as people stay home to combat the spread of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The biggest increase in streaming TV consumption is during the 11am to noon block where viewing time has risen by 43 percent. Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 10:51 pm

You don’t have to feel bad about grocery shopping online during the coronavirus outbreak

You don’t have to feel bad about grocery shopping online during the coronavirus outbreak

If ordering delivery is potentially safer than risking it at the grocery store as COVID-19 (the official name for the disease caused by the new coronavirus) continues to spread globally, why does it feel almost wrong to sit in the comfort of your home and click on a screen so everything you want can be delivered to your front door?

Online delivery for groceries, cat food, art supplies, shoes, clothes, and so much more didn't bother us too much before the coronavirus outbreak became a pandemic earlier this month. Now e-retailer Amazon is delaying shipments of "nonessential" items a month out to make way for food, medical supplies, and other, well, essentials.  Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 7:32 pm

Apple buys Dark Sky, leaving Android users out in the rain

Apple buys Dark Sky, leaving Android users out in the rain

The forecast is dreary for Dark Sky on Android.

The popular weather app announced Tuesday that it had been acquired by Apple, making it the latest company to come under the umbrella of the tech giant.

"Our goal has always been to provide the world with the best weather information possible, to help as many people as we can stay dry and safe, and to do so in a way that respects your privacy," Dark Sky's blog post reads. "There is no better place to accomplish these goals than at Apple. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to reach far more people, with far more impact, than we ever could alone." Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 6:39 pm

This waffle maker turns your breakfast into LEGOs — Future Blink

This waffle maker turns your breakfast into LEGOs — Future Blink

The Waffle Wow makes mornings fun by turning your waffles into LEGO-like bricks.  Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 6:03 pm

This Office 365 Home and McAfee bundle is essential for anyone working from home

This Office 365 Home and McAfee bundle is essential for anyone working from home

TL;DR: Bundle up and save when you download Office 365 Home and McAfee Total Protection for five devices for $99.99 at Dell. When you buy both, as of March 31, you save $90 off the regular price if bought separately. 


For anyone with the privilege to work from home, there's a long checklist of tools necessary to building the best home office setup. Many of us need new laptops and monitors to continue working, plus some indoor plants to keep us company. But your new workstation needs the right software so you can forge ahead with all of your daily tasks. For anyone who needs help with productivity and security, this Dell software bundle is just as important as your friend's Netflix password.  Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 5:27 pm

Houseparty app is offering $1 million bounty to clear hacking claims

Houseparty app is offering $1 million bounty to clear hacking claims

Video chat app Houseparty is combating rumors that their service has been hacked, offering $1 million dollars to clear their name. Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 5:22 pm

Zoom’s newfound popularity is being exploited by hackers during coronavirus pandemic

Zoom’s newfound popularity is being exploited by hackers during coronavirus pandemic

Hackers are registering fake Zoom domain names in order to steal users' personal information. Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 5:19 pm

The best services to back up your iPhone

The best services to back up your iPhone

People don't think much about backing up the data on their phone until they lose it all. 

It happened to me just a few weeks ago. My nearly 5-year-old iPhone 6S died. The phone was going slow, so I restarted it and got caught on the never-ending white Apple logo. I had no intention of upgrading. The iPhone 6S was a perfect phone —the last iPhone with a headphone jack and that sweet $200 subsidy pricing.

Unfortunately, because the phone was so old, the battery wasn’t the greatest, which meant I was constantly using low power mode. This means my phone wasn’t always backing up. And while I did semi-regularly take off all those adorable pictures of my two children, there was still a chunk of data lost with the death of my iPhone. Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 4:30 pm

AT&T to increase mobile hotspot data by 15GB in April

AT&T to increase mobile hotspot data by 15GB in April

We're all leaning on our mobile data a little more these days, which is why AT&T is giving mobility customers and small businesses a boost to help them through the COVID-19 crisis.

From April 2 through May 13, the telecom will automatically increase mobile hotspot data by 15GB a month for each line on an unlimited plan (that currently includes a monthly tethering allotment). For instance, those on the Unlimited Elite plan will receive 45GB a month of tethering per line.

"AT&T's commitment … is to keep our customers and employees connected in these unprecedented times—whether that's a video call to a loved one, learning in a virtual classroom, collaborating with colleagues or streaming your favorite shows," David Christopher, executive vice president and general manager of AT&T Mobility, said in a statement. Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 4:04 pm

PSA: You can get your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1

PSA: You can get your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1

TL;DR: As of March 31, gamers can get their first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1 (normally $14.99). 


Video games with online multiplayer modes have taken on a new importance during this time of social distancing due to the novel coronavirus outbreak: Even while you're stuck at home, you and your IRL pals can still hang out and bond over shared (virtual) experiences when you're all gaming together.

If your crew is Team Xbox or Windows 10, it doesn't get any better than the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate plan — you get all of the benefits of Xbox Gold Live (Microsoft's multiplayer service) and the Xbox Game Pass, which includes unlimited access to a regularly updated library of over 100 console and PC games plus exclusive member discounts. And get this: It just so happens that Microsoft is currently offering a deal where you can get your first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (normally $14.99) for just $1. Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 3:13 pm

Spotify Kids is here to keep your children busy while you're stuck at home

Spotify Kids is here to keep your children busy while you're stuck at home

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 3:12 pm

Webcams have been selling out, but Dell has a lot from Logitech in stock

Webcams have been selling out, but Dell has a lot from Logitech in stock

First, it was hand sanitizer. Then it was toilet paper. Now, it's webcams.

MacBook and Microsoft owners haven't thought twice about webcams since 2012. But folks who rely on their work computers or laptops are now finding themselves in the middle of a mass shift to working from home — with a home computer that can't get on Zoom calls. The panic buying of webcams from both single employees and whole companies caused "out of stock" notices on numerous websites, even on the less-than-1080p models.

SEE ALSO: 5 essential Zoom hacks to improve your virtual hangouts

Dell's (back order) stock of Logitech webcams is about to be the saving grace for the folks in this Reddit thread. Most are full price, but at this point, the option to add to cart is enough. In-stock options include the Logitech Brio, the brand's stellar 4K webcam with impeccable mic sound and compatibility with Windows Hello facial recognition. Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 2:22 pm

The best VPNs for staying home in the UK

The best VPNs for staying home in the UK

We've been banging on about VPNs for years, and now the world has opened its eyes to how great these services are for boosting online security and bypassing geo-restrictions.

There are two reasons for this sudden realisation. The first is that more and more businesses are making the transition from a traditional office setting to a remote workforce. A VPN is absolutely essential for working remotely because it provides an organisaton with an encrypted connection for securely accessing internal company networks.

SEE ALSO: The best VPNs for watching Hulu in the UK

The second reason is all about entertainment, and the fact that VPNs can be used to watch shows on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, and more of the most popular streaming sites. The need for online entertainment has grown recently, and more people are now turning towards VPNs to unlock blocked or restricted content. Read more...

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BEST FOR SPEED

ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is a comprehensive service that offers great connection speeds and strong encryption.

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BEST FOR MULTI-LOGINS

CyberGhost VPN

CyberGhostVPN lets you connect seven devices at the same time, so everyone at home is protected.

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NordVPN

NordVPN offers top-tier encryption with a strict no-logging policy verified by independent auditors.

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BEST FOR APPS

Private Internet Access

Private Internet Access has apps for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, and an extension for Chrome.

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BEST FOR STREAMING

PureVPN

Impressive download and upload speeds mean you can stream without interruptions.

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BEST FOR INTERFACE

TunnelBear

TunnelBear's slick and simple interface is ideal for beginners.

Posted on 31 March 2020 | 1:36 pm

Fitbit unveils the Charge 4, its first fitness tracker with built-in GPS

Fitbit unveils the Charge 4, its first fitness tracker with built-in GPS

If you're in the market for a new fitness tracker, especially since gyms have shutdown due to the coronavirus, Fitbit's new Charge 4 might be of interest. 

Its design isn't revolutionary compared to its predecessor, the Charge 3. In fact, I probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference if you placed both of them right next to each other. It has a touchscreen display, inductive button for navigation (rather than a traditional button, this one dips into the side of the tracker and vibrates when triggered), and a sleek swim-proof case.

But the major improvements are under the hood. 

For starters, Fitbit has finally added built-in GPS to its fitness trackers — a feature that was previously reserved for its pricier, more feature-packed smartwatches. Another new addition is its Spotify integration, which lets you control music right from the device.  Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 1:00 pm

Google stops selling Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google stops selling Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google is no longer selling its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones in its online store. 

Android Police noticed that the web pages that previously contained listings for the phones now redirect to the store's homepage, and a Google spokesperson confirmed to the outlet that the change was intentional. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are also no longer visible in the dropdown menu on top of the homepage or the carousel menu on the bottom. 

If you dig a little deeper into Google Store, you will find a mention of the Pixel 3, but if you click it you will once again be redirected to the homepage.  

The primary two phones in Google's store are now the company's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL devices, which launched last October.  Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 12:28 pm

Save big on Amazon's range of Kindles

Save big on Amazon's range of Kindles

TL;DR: Amazon has dropped the price of its range of Kindles, saving you up to 29% on list price.


We're all looking for an escape, and nothing works quite like a good story. Fortunately, Amazon has put almost all of its Kindle e-readers on sale, with savings of up to 29% on list price.

Kindles are packed full of useful features that help you unwind, with a selection of millions of books, newspapers, and audiobooks on offer. Kindles come with a battery that lasts for weeks, a built-in adjustable front light so you can read at all hours, and a glare-free touchscreen display that reads like printed paper. Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 11:18 am

This all-in-one subscription keeps your kids busy

This all-in-one subscription keeps your kids busy

TL;DR: A three-month subscription to a Fire for Kids Unlimited Family Plan is on sale for £0.99, saving you 96% on list price.


One of the biggest challenges that a lot of families are facing at the moment is keeping everyone entertained. It's not easy, but there is a solution.

Fire for Kids Unlimited is an all-in-one subscription that gives kids access to literally thousands of books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, Audible books, and games on compatible Fire and Kindle devices. Everything is child-friendly, so you can sit back and relax.

SEE ALSO: The best laptops for working from home in the UK Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 10:44 am

Apple's iPhone 9 will likely launch in the next five days, report says

Apple's iPhone 9 will likely launch in the next five days, report says

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Apple certainly won't have any sort of physical launch event for the rumored iPhone 9. But there's pretty good indication that the phone is coming — and soon. 

9to5Mac has received a photo from a tipster at Best Buy, showing a case for a "new iPhone 4.7-inch, 2020," which fits the description of the rumored new phone, which will probably be called either iPhone 9 or iPhone SE 2. The case won't go up for sale until April 5, which is six days away, making it probable that the new iPhone will launch in that period. 

Given that previous rumors pegged the iPhone 9's launch at late March, it's actually quite possible that Apple will announce the phone today, with availability starting next Sunday.  Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 9:25 am

14 unexpected ways to spruce up your WFH space

14 unexpected ways to spruce up your WFH space

For those of us with the privilege to do so, working from home is no longer a fun perk offered by your company on the occasional Friday. 

The truth is that we don't know how long we'll be operating out of a home office, so it may be time to start thinking long and hard about making your space more hospitable. Sure, using the ironing board as a desk was "cute" for a week, but how it will feel on your back a few more weeks from now?

That's why we've rounded up 14 fun products that will make your WFH setup more pleasant and conducive to actually working. Read more...

For Fresh Air: Wynd Plus smart personal air purifier

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 9:00 am

SEO works — learn how you can utilize it to grow your brand

SEO works — learn how you can utilize it to grow your brand

TL;DR: Get a lifetime subscription to Brand Overflow's SEO Rank and Keyword Tool for just $39.99, a 92% savings as of March 31. 


Now, more than ever, a powerful online presence is vital. With stores closing their doors due to social distancing efforts and everything moving online, it's going to be even harder to stand out amongst the crowd. Sigh.

Unfortunately, there aren't really any magic pills to take to boost your exposure, but there is this SEO Rank and Keyword Tool form Brand Overflow. And SEO definitely works.

Using the right keywords can almost immediately boost your position in Google search rankings. Sure, Instagram influencers can help as well, but over 90 percent of online experiences start with a Google search. And 75 percent of users never scroll past the first page of results. So, it's definitely a good idea to focus on optimizing your site. Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 9:00 am

Bored? Learning Photoshop is the perfect activity to keep you sane.

Bored? Learning Photoshop is the perfect activity to keep you sane.

TL;DR: Become a retouching pro with this Adobe Photoshop course for just $24.99, a 98% savings as of March 31. 


All this downtime and nothing to do? Then perhaps its time you learn a brand new skill or strengthen one that's falling behind. 

If you like taking photos, then you have probably ventured into the world of Photoshop once or twice. And if you have ever opened up the program without a proper understanding of how Photoshop works, then you know how overwhelming it can feel. With hundreds of tools to choose from, it can feel impossible to navigate even if you have some basic, self-taught understanding of the program. Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 9:00 am

Sharpen your Microsoft Excel skills from home with this online course

Sharpen your Microsoft Excel skills from home with this online course

TL;DR: Learn the ins and outs of Excel with the Premium A to Z Microsoft Excel Bundle for just $49.99, a 97% savings as of March 31. 


Now that you've watched all of Tiger King, it's time to switch gears to something more productive. You could exercise, read a book, learn a new skill, or strengthen your existing skills. For instance, take Excel. Could your Excel skills use some work? If you answered "yes," you'll want to take a look at the Premium A to Z Microsoft Excel Bundle.

Excel is one of the most important office programs on the planet, but most people don't bother going beyond the basics. You don't need us to tell you that though, do you? In reality, Excel is much more than just the spreadsheet software you learned in middle school, and this training can help you get to the bottom of it all. Read more...

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 9:00 am

Video chat app Houseparty blames 'smear campaign' for hacking controversy, offers $1 million bounty

Video chat app Houseparty blames 'smear campaign' for hacking controversy, offers $1 million bounty

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 6:57 am

Jonathan Frakes, please don't tweet LeVar Burton's Zoom Meeting ID

Jonathan Frakes, please don't tweet LeVar Burton's Zoom Meeting ID

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 1:23 am

Hackers are exploiting Zoom’s newfound popularity amid coronavirus pandemic

Hackers are exploiting Zoom’s newfound popularity amid coronavirus pandemic

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Posted on 30 March 2020 | 10:45 pm

Facebook is working on a coronavirus... reaction button?

Facebook is working on a coronavirus... reaction button?

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Posted on 30 March 2020 | 9:58 pm

10 ways to learn a new language before you re-enter the world again

10 ways to learn a new language before you re-enter the world again

How many times have you heard yourself say "I've always wanted to learn to speak [insert language]"? Well, considering you likely have no plans tonight or in the foreseeable future, maybe it's time to stop saying and start doing. 

Here are ten awesome learning apps and training services that will have you speaking a new language (or two or three or four) in no time. 

If you want to choose your own content: MosaLingua Language Learning Fluency Bundle

Whether you are a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, MosaLingua will actually personalize your learning based on exactly where you're at. You can create custom flashcards, improve your comprehension by listening to juicy stories you won't want to end, and even learn words and phrases in context based on your interests. With that said, it is no surprise MosaLingua is rated 4.5-stars with more than 100,000 reviews on iTunes and the Google Play Store—and you can score a lifetime subscription for just $99 (97% off).  Read more...

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Posted on 30 March 2020 | 7:02 pm

Best cheap laptops for less than $500

Best cheap laptops for less than $500

BEST DEALS ON CHEAP LAPTOPS:


So you're in the market to buy a new laptop? We have some advice: Don't let big tech companies with multimillion-dollar marketing campaigns fool you into thinking you have to pay upwards of $1,000 to get a quality notebook.

You can actually get a brand new one for less than half that price. And we aren't talking about poorly made, subpar notebooks that run slower than your smartphone after the latest iOS update. We're talking about cheap laptops that are high-tech and responsive, helping you do the things that matter most, like writing, browsing the internet, storing files, and even gaming. (And if you're in the market for a Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Prime Day deal, it's helpful to know which devices are the best so when the sales start you'll know which one to buy.) Read more...

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BEST COMPACT LAPTOP

Dell Inspiron 11 3000

The Inspiron 11 3000 by Dell is a small, compact laptop created for personal use — and it certainly succeeds in that respect.

$179.99 from Dell
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BEST CHEAP LAPTOP FOR TRAVEL

HP Stream 11

This HP laptop is engineered without a fan, so it should be quiet and comfortable to use on your lap while you enjoy 10 hours of battery life.

$214.98 from Amazon
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BEST-DESIGNED CHEAP LAPTOP

Lenovo IdeaPad 130s

The Ideapad 130s is a stylish modern take on the laptop computer, combining high-performance processing power with a sleek exterior.

$199.99 from Best Buy
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BEST ONLINE-ONLY LAPTOP

Samsung Chromebook 3

The Chromebook 3 may not necessarily feel like the most premium laptop in the world, but it is a pretty handsome notebook that will get the job done.

$229.99 from Samsung
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BEST CHEAP 2-IN-1 LAPTOP

Lenovo Flex 11

Because it has a 360-degree hinge, you can position the Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook to fit most any task.

$368 from Amazon
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BEST FOR SECURITY

Acer Swift 1

The designers of the Acer Swift 1 created a simple but pleasing-to-look-at laptop with some pretty impressive specs.

$229.99 from Amazon
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BEST CHEAP LIGHTWEIGHT LAPTOP

Acer Aspire E 15

The Aspire E Series laptops by Acer have many appealing features for everyday use. This one has a thin, lightweight design so you can take Windows 10 with you on-the-go.

$365 from Amazon
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BEST CHEAP TOUCHSCREEN LAPTOP

Asus Transformer Mini

The Asus Transformer Mini is ultra-thin and has wide display viewing angles so you can have a comfortable experience no matter where you find yourself.

$379.99 from Best Buy
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BEST CHEAP LAPTOP FOR STUDENTS

Dell Latitude 2-in-1

The Dell Latitude works in laptop, tablet, or tent mode, and is designed for use with a variety of Microsoft learning apps.

$369 from Dell
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BEST CHEAP HYBRID LAPTOP

HP Pavilion x360

The HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop is one of the best utility notebooks under $500. It's powerful, lightweight, and durable.

$329.99 from HP
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BEST CHROMEBOOK

Asus Chromebook Flip

A budget laptop that doesn't skimp on performance.

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BEST CHEAP LAPTOP FOR KIDS

Dell Inspiron 14

The Dell Inspiron 14 is meant for those who don't need all the extra bells and whistles — just a nice, affordable 2-in-1 laptop that will always get the job done.

$338.39 from Amazon
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BEST LIGHTWEIGHT CHEAP LAPTOP

Asus Vivobook

A great, affordable laptop that's well-suited for students, travelers, and those just who just need a computer for personal use.

$399.99 from Amazon

Posted on 16 August 2018 | 7:55 pm