Understanding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies

Note: Our guide to understanding Bitcoin has been fully updated. This feature was first published in April 2014.

While once a curiosity of the internet, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are considered by some to be the money of the future. However, over the last several years, Bitcoin has certainly had its ups and downs – literally.

Cryptocurrency is an attempt to replace money transactions with a digital medium of exchange using peer-to-peer networking. The first decentralized cryptocurrency, and still the most successful, was Bitcoin, which was created in 2009 by the mysterious developer Satoshi Nakamoto, who subsequently left the project in late 2010.

Virtual money, real impact

The idea is that you use cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money, rather than relying on central authorities.

Since the success of Bitcoin, there have been over 3,000 other virtual currencies introduced with varying degrees of success and popularity such as Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero and Dash. There have even been crowdfunded cryptocurrencies such as Lisk.

Many other cryptocurrencies have just died because of lack of interest, and the simple fact that no one used them. Non-Bitcoin cryptocurrencies are collectively known as altcoins and they are more or less based on the same idea of a decentralized digital medium for exchange.

Their success depends on how much ‘cash’ (the total value of transactions) they have sloshing about the peer-to-peer network (i.e. the virtual economy). Since Bitcoin is open source, anyone can develop their own cryptocurrency using the same technology.

A short lesson in scarcity

Bitcoins derive their value partly through their scarcity, which is defined by a cryptographic lottery. You can buy Bitcoins on online cryptocurrency exchanges or you can earn them through a process known as ‘mining’.

Bitcoin mining programs compute an encryption function called a hash on a set of random numbers. Coins are awarded to whichever miner happens to compute a number below a certain threshold.

Originally, Bitcoin mining was handled by standard PCs with powerful graphics cards, but as the hash difficulty has increased, the preferred method to mine Bitcoins is to employ a Bitcoin ASIC, a chip that has been designed specifically for this task. However, with the higher value of cryptocurrency – in particular Ethereum – and recent advances in GPU processing power, miners have once again been turning to graphics cards for mining.

This lottery favors those with the biggest and fastest machines, and currently there are about 17 million Bitcoins in circulation. Note that the total number of Bitcoins in (virtual) circulation will never exceed 21 million because of the way the system was designed.

As the Bitcoin network gets bigger, the hash gets more complex, and miners get fewer Bitcoins for their trouble, hence they always need better hardware and higher Bitcoin prices to make it worthwhile.

As a currency, Bitcoin is still a niche market. However, multiple established retailers accept it as payment including Overstock, Expedia, Newegg and the Dish Network.

Since Bitcoins can be spent on the internet without the use of a bank account, they offer a convenient system for anonymous purchases, which also makes it possible to launder money and buy illegal products. Since there is no money stored anywhere, accounts can’t be frozen by police or PayPal administrators.

Ideal for small transactions?

Bitcoin was once regarded as an ideal system for small electronic payments – so-called micropayments – as it is difficult to transmit small amounts of currency efficiently with existing systems. Credit card fees, also known as swipe fees, can often exceed the value of the purchase, making this costly for retailers. However, Bitcoins increased transaction fees have proved to be a barrier preventing it making inroads into the world of micropayments.

Another problem with Bitcoin is the volatility of its value which exceeds the volatility of other currencies and gold, resulting in huge fluctuations in comparison to the US dollar. In 2013, the value of Bitcoin went from $10 to over $1,000! Because its supply is ultimately limited, prices will need to vary to accommodate shifts in demand, not the other way round. Unlike gold, Bitcoin has no intrinsic value from alternative uses that could anchor its price.

Not fit for business?

As a currency, Bitcoin is not stable enough for most businesses. The value of a Bitcoin fluctuates dramatically and because there are no controls there is nothing to stop money vanishing if the price tanks.

Bitcoin payment processors offer a way of getting around this problem, as they convert the transaction to hard currency almost instantaneously. Many companies want regulation to provide them with some security and protect them from potential big losses on the cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin’s future

There are some signs that governments are starting to look at regulations and this is clearly proving difficult.

All these factors are significant barriers which are diminishing Bitcoin’s chances of becoming a more widespread and popular currency. Bitcoin’s market capitalization currently stands at about $74.5 billion (around £55 billion).

Previously, Goldman Sachs has said that it was more plausible that Bitcoin could have a significant impact in terms of its innovation on payments technology, “by forcing existing players to adapt to it or co-opt it.”

However, the Goldman Sachs report also said that Bitcoin’s ‘biggest hurdle’ will be maintaining its cost advantage in the face of greater regulation, higher operating costs, and competition from entrenched players.

Fitch Ratings came to a similar conclusion and found that Bitcoin stands to lose much of its appeal if Bitcoin companies are forced to deal with the added cost of regulation, rendering the near frictionless Bitcoin network much less cost-effective than it is today.

In 2017, Bitcoin has been on the rise again, with prices per coin hitting $4,500 (£3,300). This has been fuelled by Chinese buying of the cryptocurrency.

It seems that the sheer success of Bitcoin which has seen it leap from being a shadowy entity to an all-star affair overnight has also hurt its long-term viability. It remains to be seen if Bitcoin can move beyond its niche to gain wider acceptance, and for the time being the cryptocurrency remains quite volatile, and a gamble to investors that has been likened to the tech bubble of the 1990s.

      

HP’s touchscreen Chromebook aims to shrug off spills and deliver thrills

HP’s latest Chromebook is now available to buy in the US, and it’s a rugged convertible with a touchscreen that packs plenty in and starts at the relatively wallet-friendly price of $299 (around £220, AU$375).

The HP Chromebook x360 boasts an 11.6-inch IPS touchscreen fashioned from Gorilla Glass 3 with a resolution of 1,366 x 768.

Core specs include an Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz with burst to 2.4GHz, integrated graphics (Intel HD Graphics 500), 4GB of LPDDR4 system memory and up to 32GB of eMMC storage.

You also get 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi alongside Bluetooth, and wired connectivity includes a pair of USB Type-C ports, and a pair of USB 3.1 Type-A connectors. There’s also a microSD card reader on board, and a front-facing HD webcam is thrown into the bargain, too.

Tough customer

Aside from the Gorilla Glass used with the display, this notebook’s other rugged attribute is a spill-resistant keyboard, which is full-size and will come in pretty handy if you accidentally knock a drink over the keys.

The laptop is 19.5mm thick, weighs in at 1.35kg (2.98 pounds), and boasts a claimed battery life of up to 11 hours 30 minutes. It has a 360-degree hinge to allow for use in laptop, tent, stand or tablet modes in tandem with the touchscreen.

You can purchase the HP Chromebook x360 in either smoke grey or snow white colors from Amazon, Costco.com, Micro Center, Sam’s Club, Target and Walmart.com over in the States with the price starting at $299 (around £220, AU$375), as mentioned.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Chromebook for consumers in earnest, making the news all the more exciting for bargain-focused laptop buyers.

  • Is this another Chromebook to claws its way onto our best laptops list?

      

How to free up space on your iOS device

Device capacity

Update: iOS 11 is out now! It’s 1.7GB in size, so if you’re concerned at all about space, you may want to follow these tips to make some room on your iOS device.

Computers used to be all about expandability. Essentially you owned a box that could be tailored to your needs as your requirements evolved. A popular upgrade path was storage, adding new hard drives as your files grew in size and number. But with Apple’s touchscreen revolution, everything changed.

The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are more like appliances than ‘traditional’ computers – they’re sealed boxes that forever remain as they were the moment you purchased them. You can no more extend their storage capabilities than you can add a new compartment to your fridge-freezer.

A quick look at Apple’s modern hardware suggests its entire line-up is heading in the same direction, but iOS devices are more restricted than Apple’s desktops and notebooks. After all, if you need more storage for a MacBook Air, you at least have the option of offloading large documents to an external hard drive (and, of course, then sensibly backing up that data along with the internal drive’s, either locally or to an online service such as CrashPlan).

But iOS devices aren’t designed that way. They don’t have a USB port or a user-accessible file structure. The intention is that you store everything on the device itself (well, almost everything – services like iTunes Match enable you to grab your music from the cloud).

Therefore, an important tip when it comes to better iOS device storage and management comes at the moment of purchase: buy the model with the most storage that you can afford, unless you’re absolutely convinced you won’t need it.

Even then, reconsider; be mindful that as technology evolves, demands for storage increase. Retina screens require larger applications, and iOS cameras can shoot HD video, which requires a huge amount of space.

Also, demands on iOS devices are increasing purely on the basis of what they can now do. People frequently shoot and edit video, work with photography, read magazines and compose music on iPads and iPhones. All these things require lots of storage.

If your device gets really full, it alerts you. Also, things stop working. You won’t be able to install new apps or shoot video new footage. You may find that updating apps becomes problematic, because the device doesn’t have enough space to download, unpack and install updates before deleting older versions.

We offer advice for dealing with such a situation, along with managing iOS storage in general. Note that this isn’t intended as a start-to-finish walkthrough, more a series of ideas that can be utilised to free up space.

As ever, we should stress the importance of back-ups before making major changes to iOS devices. Even if you’re backing up to iCloud, make the occasional local back-up (select your device in iTunes and click ‘Back Up Now’ on the Summary page).

Local backups are also useful when it comes to dealing with app data, because you can later use iExplorer to fish out settings and other documents from such a backup, even if those things have long been removed from your device. Also ensure before making any major changes in terms of deleting content that you don’t only have said content on your iOS device.

For music, sync your device with iTunes to transfer tracks to your Mac (although you can grab previous purchases from iTunes, if necessary). For photos and movies, transfer them across by attaching your device to your Mac via USB, launching iPhoto, selecting the device and clicking the Import button.

How to manage iOS device storage

1. Check device capacity in iTunes

Although iOS devices no longer require iTunes, Apple’s desktop app remains useful from a device management standpoint. Connect your device (via USB or over Wi-Fi) and select it from the Devices button. Across the bottom of the window, you see a chart detailing what’s taking up room: audio, photos, apps, books and ‘other’.

If storage is an issue, you could free some up. For example, if you’ve lots of music or photos on your device, select the relevant tab, uncheck the sync box and then sync your device. The relevant media is removed. You can then perform updates and manage your apps, perhaps free up more space, and later restore your media by resyncing it.

Occasionally, you might find the ‘other’ section becomes massive. In our experience, this is usually down to you having a lot of in-app data (see Step 3) or failed app updates, which can happen on trying to update without enough free space. Resyncing should help; if not, a restore from a local backup.

2. Discover app sizes

App sizes

Apps can be massive. Sizes are shown in iTunes and the App Store, but that’s the size of the compressed download. Once installed, an app’s size can balloon.

In iTunes, check app sizes by clicking on the Apps tab and selecting Sort by Size from the pop-up menu at the top of the apps list. Peruse the list, and if there are apps or games you no longer use, consider deleting them. You can do so by clicking Remove in iTunes; when you’ve done so for all apps you’d like to delete, click Sync.

Alternatively, tap-hold an app on your device to make all the icons jiggle and, for each, tap the cross icon and then ‘Delete’ to remove it.

3. Examine app data

iPad memory

Open the Settings app on your device and in the General category, select Usage. You see available and used storage and a list of apps. These are ordered by the total amount of space they require, including app data.

Newsstand and similar apps tend to be storage-hungry. Their containers might be small, but the actual magazines rarely are. If you want to see how much space an app’s data is using, tap the app in the list and look at the Documents & Data figure.

If you’ve several such apps taking up loads of room you need, consider deleting data. For example, if you subscribe to magazines, delete old issues from within each app. You can usually redownload issues later if you need to. If you fancy taking a speedy option and don’t have a capped broadband connection, deleting a Newsstand app takes all its data with it. You can then download a fresh copy from the App Store and the latest issue.

Magazine and book apps aren’t the only storage culprits, note. Dropbox can (optionally) store documents locally (by flagging them as favourites) and some video apps have download capability, so check those too.

4. Back-up app content

Should you no longer use a game or creative app, but think you might one day return to it, download its data to your Mac using the free version of iExplorer (macroplant.com/iexplorer).

Connect your device to your Mac via USB, select Apps from iExplorer’s sidebar and select the app in question. Select the Documents and Library folders, Ctrl-click and select Export to Folder. (Alternatively drag them to a Finder folder.)

The contents of these folders can later be sideloaded into a fresh install of the app, meaning you won’t lose your progress in a game that doesn’t support iCloud, or could get saved compositions from a music-app back to your device with a minimum of fuss.

5. Use last-chance folders

If you tend to frequently download new apps, chances are some fall out of favour, but you might not necessarily know which. Create date-based folders (07-2013, say) and place apps within that you don’t think you use any more. If you find yourself using one, ‘rescue’ it from the folder. Otherwise, delete the folder’s contents after a few months, first backing up app data as necessary.

(Note: if you don’t download apps to iTunes on your Mac, sync with it before deleting the apps, so you’ve a back-up you can later install to your device. You can of course redownload apps from the App Store, but only if they are still made available to you.)

This is a fairly ruthless app-management method, but it’s useful for keeping installs current and ensuring you have space.

      

Microsoft announces quarterly dividend and changes to its board of directors

Annual shareholders meeting set for Nov. 29, 2017

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 19, 2017 — Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share, reflecting a 3 cent or 7.6 percent increase over the previous quarter’s dividend. The dividend is payable Dec. 14, 2017, to shareholders of record on Nov. 16, 2017. The ex-dividend date will be Nov. 15, 2017.

The company also announced the date for the 2017 annual shareholders meeting, to be held Nov. 29, 2017. Shareholders at the close of business on Sept. 29, 2017, the record date, will be entitled to vote at the annual shareholders meeting.

In addition, the company announced the appointment of Hugh Johnston, vice chairman and chief financial officer of PepsiCo, to its board of directors and to the board’s audit committee, effective immediately. Johnston brings valuable experience through his nearly 30-year history at PepsiCo, the global food and beverage company whose product portfolio includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Johnston, 56, has served as the chief financial officer since 2010 and became vice chairman in 2015. In his career at PepsiCo, he has served as executive vice president of global operations, president of Pepsi-Cola North America, senior vice president of transformation, and senior vice president of mergers and acquisitions. Johnston has previously served as a director and audit committee chair for Twitter Inc. and AOL Inc. He currently serves as a director for the Peterson Institute for International Economics, on the University of Chicago’s Booth School CFO Advisory Board, and on Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Advisory council. Adding Johnston increases Microsoft’s board to 13 members.

“Hugh is an accomplished financial and business leader who brings a depth of experience from his successful career at PepsiCo where he has oversight of finance, IT, e-commerce and the company’s digital transformation,” said John W. Thompson, independent Microsoft board chairman. “He is a great addition to Microsoft’s board of directors, and we look forward to working with him.”Microsoft also announced that G. Mason Morfit, president and chief investment officer of ValueAct Capital, will not seek re-election to the board. His current term expires at the annual shareholders meeting in November.

“Mason has been a valuable adviser at an important time in Microsoft’s transformation, and we are grateful for his contributions,” Thompson said.

Other board members include John W. Thompson, Microsoft independent chairman; William H. Gates, Microsoft founder and technology advisor; Reid Hoffman, partner at Greylock Partners; Teri L. List-Stoll, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Gap Inc.; Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft; Charles H. Noski, former vice chairman of Bank of America Corp.; Dr. Helmut Panke, former chairman of the board of management at BMW AG; Sandra E. Peterson, group worldwide chairman for Johnson & Johnson; Charles W. Scharf, chief executive officer of The Bank of New York Mellon Corp.; John W. Stanton, chairman of Trilogy Equity Partners; and Padmasree Warrior, CEO and chief development officer of NIO USA Inc.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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Google Pixelbook emerges as firm’s first 2-in-1 laptop, and it’s pricey

The latest major leak ahead of next month’s anticipated Google Pixel 2 reveal is a third Chromebook from the product maker, known as the Google Pixelbook, Droid Life reports.

The flagship Chrome OS device may come packing some serious hardware inside a 2-in-1 laptop form factor for a considerable premium: starting at $1,199 (about £887, AU$1,496) and topping out at $1,749 (about £1,294, AU$2,183). But, that’s not even the end of the rumored cost: Google will offer up a pressure-sensitive stylus allegedly known as the ‘Pixelbook Pen’ for $99 (about £73, AU$123).

Droid Life wasn’t able to glean much from its alleged sources in regards to specs, but claims to have learned of three internal flash storage options: 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. That’s $1,199, $1,399 (about £1,035, AU$1,746) and $1,749, respectively.

According to Droid Life’s sources, the Pixelbook Pen will also support tilt detection as well as produce supposedly no lag between motion and digital ink appearing on-screen.

Based on the images dug up by the outlet, the alleged Pixelbook will borrow liberally from Google’s Pixel two-tone design ethos found in its line of phones, right down to the stylus.

It looks a lot like the Pixel phones, right? Image Credit: Droid Life

Sadly, that’s about all that is known of the Pixelbook and its stylus so far, based on the claims of Droid Life’s sources.

However, such a product would make a lot of sense, if you consider Google’s stakes in the Chromebook business and the claims made here. Google has a vested interest in driving pick-up on hybrid or 2-in-1 Chromebooks with touchscreens and stylus support, having worked with partners like Samsung with its Chromebook Pro and Asus with its Chromebook Flip.

Now, what better way to do that than to show the industry how it’s done? We’ve seen this exact same strategy work out well for Microsoft, having spurred the Windows tablet market with its Surface Pro line of products.

Stay tuned for all of our coverage of Google’s Pixel 2 reveal on October 4, as you can count on the TechRadar Computing team watching with bated breath for this particular leak to come true.

  • How long before the fabled Pixelbook joins the pantheon of best laptops?

Via Android Police

Lead Image Credit: Droid Life

      

Andromeda OS is Microsoft’s big plan to make Windows 10 fully modular

Microsoft’s vision for the future of Windows 10 is to morph the OS into an entirely modular system whereby features can be bolted on (or removed) and tailored specifically to the device the software will be running on.

This is known as Andromeda OS internally at Microsoft, and sources have spilled the beans on the project to Windows Central.

Rather than having different variants of Windows 10 which are based on the same core aspects, but are still different – like desktop Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, or Windows 10 IoT Core – the idea is just to have one version of the OS consisting of components which are fully modular.

Therefore depending on what device the operating system will be used on, components or features can be stripped away or added as necessary. This will allow the OS to be fully customized to the hardware in question, and also fully streamlined with no unnecessary bloat.

The overall idea is to make the operating system far more nimble and able to more swiftly adapt to emerging devices like, for example, wearables – or even entirely new categories of hardware which may turn up in the future.

Mobile first

According to Windows Central, we can expect the first incarnation of Andromeda OS to be focused on mobile devices initially, such as phones and tablets, and possibly even wearables, and it’s expected to be ready at some point next year.

Of course, there is already speculation that perhaps this is the operating system we’ll see on the heavily rumored Surface Phone. Although expecting a new device to pitch up running this OS in 2018 would be wildly optimistic. We’re betting this is going to be arriving much further down the line than that…

At any rate, this is obviously a sensible direction for Microsoft to be heading in, and it is likely a continuation of work which has been going on for some time post-Windows 7 – although perhaps not under the name Andromeda.

And of course Andromeda OS fits neatly in with the company’s CShell initiative, a new Windows Shell aiming to produce a scalable and flexible UI to work better across a range of devices.

Oddly enough, Google also had a project which went under the codename of Andromeda that we heard had been shelved back in the summer – and it happened to be the company’s big idea to merge Android and Chrome OS. It has apparently been dropped in favor of spiritual successor project Fuchsia.

  • How long will it be before Andromeda-flavored Windows 10 graces our best laptops?

      

Amazon Great Indian Festival: Best deals on laptops

The festival season is just around the corner and Amazon India is back with its Amazon Great Indian Festival sale. To celebrate the festive season, Amazon is offering deals across a wide range of products from phones, electronics, fashion, home & kitchen products, etc. The sale will start at 12 PM on September 21 and will last till September 24.

Amazon Prime members will have the first pick at all the deals as they will enjoy early access to all deals. Prime members will be able to avail the offers one day in advance, i.e, they can buy the products at a discounted price from 12PM on September 20. In this post, we will cover the best deals on laptops.

Apple MacBook Air MQD32HN/A at Rs 55,990 @ Amazon (save Rs 22,210)

The Apple MacBook Air MQD32HN/A comes with a 13.3-inch screen, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD and runs on MacOS Sierra operating system. It is currently being offered at Rs. 55,990, after a discount of Rs. 22,210.

HP 15-BE002TX at Rs. 44,990 @ Amazon (save Rs. 8,301)

The HP 15-BE002TX features a 15.6-inch display, sixth generation Core i5 processor, AMD Radeon R5 M430 2GB Graphics, 8GB RAM, 1TB internal storage and runs on Windows 10 Home. It is available for Rs. 44,990 after a discount of Rs. 8,301.

Dell Vostro 3468 at Rs. 25,990 @ Amazon (save Rs. 7,500)

The Dell Vostro 3468 comes with a 14-inch screen, a seventh generation Intel Core i3 processor, Intel HD graphics, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive and runs on Ubuntu 14.04. It is currently being sold at Rs. 25,990 after a discount of Rs. 7,500.

Lenovo ideapad110 at Rs. 19,990 @ Amazon (save Rs. 7,000)

Lenovo ideapad110 features a 15.6-inch display, a sixth generation Intel Core i3 processor, Intel HD graphics, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive and runs on DOS. You can buy the ideapad110 for Rs. 19,990 after a discount of Rs. 7,000.

HP 15-be016TU at Rs. 24,990 @ Amazon (save Rs. 6,610)

The HP 15-be016TU comes with a 15.6-inch screen, a sixth generation Intel Core i3 processor, Intel HD graphics 520, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive and runs on FreeDOS 2.0. It is available for Rs. 24,990 after a discount of Rs. 6,610.

Lenovo Ideapad 320E 80XL0376IN at Amazon @ Rs. 34,990 (save Rs. 6,000)

The Lenovo Ideapad 320E 80XL0376IN comes with a 15.6-inch display, a seventh generation Intel Core i5 processor, 2GB NVIDIA Graphics, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive and runs on FreeDOS. It is available at a price of Rs. 34,990 after a discount of Rs. 6,000.

Lenovo Ideapad 320E 80XH01FHIN at Amazon @ Rs. 27,990 (save Rs. 6,000)

The Lenovo Ideapad 320E 80XH01FHIN features a 15.6-inch screen, a sixth generation Core i3 processor, Intel HD graphics, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive and runs on Windows 10. You can buy it for Rs. 27,990 after a discount of Rs. 6,000.

HP 15-BU004TU at Rs. 24,990 @ Amazon (save Rs. 5,700)

The HP 15-BU004TU comes with a 15.6-inch screen, a sixth generation Core i3 processor, Intel HD graphics, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive and runs on FreeDOS. It is available for Rs. 24,990 after a discount of Rs. 5,700.

HP 15-BU008TX at Rs. 29,990 @ Amazon (save Rs. 5,000)

The HP 15-BU008TX comes with a 15.6-inch screen, a sixth generation Core i3 processor, Intel HD graphics, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive and runs on FreeDOS. It is available for Rs. 29,990 after a discount of Rs. 5,000.

HP Notebook 14-BU008TU at Rs. 36,990 @ Amazon (save Rs. 4,000)

The HP Notebook 14-BU008TU comes with a 14-inch display, a seventh generation Intel Core i3 processor, Intel HD Graphics 620, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive and runs on Windows 10 Home. It come at a price of Rs. 36,990 after a discount of Rs. 4,000.

Lenovo Ideapad 320E 80XL0378IN at Rs. 39,990 @ Amazon (save Rs. 4,000)

The Lenovo Ideapad 320E 80XL0378IN comes with a 15.6-inch screen, a seventh generation Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive and runs on Windows 10 Home. It is available for Rs. 39,990 after a discount of Rs. 4,000.

Acer Switch 10E SW3-016 at Rs. 11,999 @ Amazon (save Rs. 3,991)

The Acer Switch 10E SW3-016 is a budget laptop and comes with a 10.1-inch screen, Atom X5 processor, Intel HD Graphics, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and runs on Windows 10 Home. It is available for Rs. 3,991 after a discount of Rs. 11,999.

HP 14-BU006TU at Rs. 28,990 @ Amazon (save Rs. 3,500)

The HP 14-BU006TU comes with a 14-inch screen, a sixth generation Core i3 processor, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive and runs on Windows 10. You can get the HP 14-BU006TU for Rs. 28,990 after a discount of Rs. 3,500.

Lenovo Ideapad 320E 80XH01GKIN at Rs. 23,990 @ Amazon (save Rs. 3,500)

The Lenovo Ideapad 320E 80XH01GKIN comes with a 15.6-inch display, a sixth generation Intel Core i3 processor, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive and runs on FreeDOS. It is available for Rs. 23,990 after a discount of Rs. 3,500.

Dell Vostro 3468 at Rs. 31,990 @ Amazon (save Rs. 3,000)

The Dell Vostro 3468 comes with a 14-inch screen, a seventh generation Intel Core i3 processor, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB RAM, 1TB SATA hard drive and runs on Windows 10. It is available for Rs. 31,990 after a discount of Rs. 3,000.

      

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