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Tech Tips | Device Picks (Summer 2016)

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It seems like everyone is in “Summer Mode” right now and that’s no different for my picks. Not much has changed from Spring. Let’s dive in:

Mid-Range Laptops

  • Dell Inspiron 15 – $547
    15.6 inch screen, AMD A10, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard drive, 5.34 lbs
  • ASUS X555DA-US11 – $599
    15.6 inch screen AMD A10, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Hard drive, 4.56 lbs

High-End Laptops / 2 in 1 Detachable Devices

There’s a lot to pick from here. Honestly, if you’re in this section, give me a shout and we can discuss what’s best for you. (866) 963-8075.

  • Dell Inspiron 14 – $849
    14 inch screen, Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 1 TB Hard drive, 4.95 lbs
  • Dell Inspiron 13 – $999 (Convertible)
    13.3 inch screen, Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Hard drive, 3.44 lbs
  • Surface Pro 4 – $1,448 (Detachable screen)
    12.3 inch screen, Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB Hard drive, 2.37 lbs
  • HP Spectre x360 – $1,499 (Convertible)
    13.3 inch screen, Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Hard drive, 3.19 lbs
  • Lenovo Yoga 900 – $1,599 (Convertible)
    13.3 inch scree, Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB Hard drive, 2.80 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 if you’re buying on contract.

A word of caution: If you’re interested in an iPhone, be aware that Apple will be releasing the iPhone 7 in September. Whether you want that device or not, it will affect prices on the current iPhone models.

Apple (iOS)

  • iPhone SE – $710 unlocked / $230 on contract
    4 inch screen, 64 GB Storage
  • 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 / $0 on contract
    5.2 inch screen, 32 GB Storage
  • Google Nexus 6P – $700 unlocked / $100 on contract
    5.7 inch screen, 32 GB Storage

BlackBerry

  • BlackBerry Priv – $800 unlocked / $350 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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