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Tech Tips | Device Picks (January 2016)

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A new year means new picks right?! Not exactly. We’re still waiting for a few recently announced products to enter the marketplace but in the meantime here’s what interesting for the start of 2016.

Mid-Range Laptops

  • Dell Inspiron 15 – $600
    15.6 inch screen, Intel Core i3, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard drive, 5.25 lbs.

High-End Laptops

  • Dell Inspiron 13 – $850
    13.3 inch screen, Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard drive, 3.66 lbs.
  • Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro – $1,400
    13.3 inch screen, Intel Core M, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Hard drive, 2.65 lbs.
  • Surface Pro 4 – $1,450
    12.3 inch screen, Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB Hard drive, 173 lbs.
    Price includes Keyboard Cover ($170)
  • HP Spectre x360 – $1,500
    13.3 inch screen, Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Hard drive, 3.19 lbs.

Phones

One thing to keep in mind when looking at phones is the amount of storage on the device. Some manufacturers are still releasing 16 GB options which is way to small and limiting. Go for 32 GB and up depending upon your needs. Also, check out Costco’s mobility booth before making a choice as they often have better prices than the carriers.

Apple (iOS)

  • iPhone 6s – $1,030 unlocked / $530 on contract
    4.7 inch screen, 64 GB Storage
  • iPhone 6s Plus – $1,160 unlocked / $660 on contract
    5.5 inch screen, 64 GB Storage

Google (Android)

  • Google Nexus 5X – $500 unlocked / $50 on contract
    5.2 inch screen, 32 GB Storage
  • Google Nexus 6P – $700 unlocked / $200 on contract
    5.7 inch screen, 32 GB Storage

BlackBerry

  • BlackBerry Priv – $800 unlocked / $400 on contract
    5.4 inch screen, 32 GB Storage

As always, if you have any questions please contact me.

Craig Pike
(866) 963-8075
cpike@bfgon.com

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