While it's a couple of pounds too heavy to quality as an ultraportable, this $599 version of the Acer Aspire E15 will please bargain hunters looking for smooth Office performance, and it's even got some game thanks to its discrete Nvidia graphics card.
The Lenovo Flex 6 14 boasts peppy productivity performance, a discrete GPU and solid battery life for a relatively budget price, but it also comes saddled with a dim screen and iffy graphics.
The Logitech MK320 keyboard feels fine and boasts solid wireless connectivity plus programmable keys for a bargain price, but its included, stiff-buttoned mouse doesn’t quite pass muster.
Available for as little as $20 online, the MK270 looks and feels a bit cheap, and it makes a fair amount of racket as you type. That said, the MK270's keys feel relatively springy and it's easy to set up.
The Logitech Wireless Wave Combo MK550 could be just the thing for typists with aching wrists and tendons, provided you warm to the wave-like keyboard design.
The Logitech MK520 keyboard and mouse combo boasts roomy, comfy and quiet keys, a smooth and substantial mouse, and dedicated media buttons. It's also affordable, easy to set up, and highly customizable.
The Acer Nitro 5 may be big and heavy, with so-so battery life and a fairly dim screen, but if you're shopping for a gaming laptop that handle AAA titles without breaking the bank, it delivers the goods.
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AngelSense GPS offers constant tracking, easy two-way calling, and frequent location alerts for the guardians of special-needs children.
Tough, light, and packed with features, the touchscreen LG GizmoGadget for Verizon Wireless is an enticing watch-style GPS tracker for kids and parents alike.
Our top picks allow you to easily keep tabs on the munchkins in your life.
The TruSense GPS Pendant is an affordable way to monitor an elderly loved one, but the lack of an accompanying mobile app is a frustrating omission.
The Verizon Wireless-exclusive GizmoPal 2 is a relatively cheap, simple, and fun way to keep track of your kids.
The 2-in-1 HP Spectre x360 15 gets a welcome performance bump, a 4K display and more, but we can't help but cast an envious eye toward the speedier Kaby Lake-G version.
Quiet yet snappy, roomy and programmable, the reasonably priced Logitech MK540 Advanced keyboard will appeal to typists looking for tactile typing experience without making too much of a racket, while the bundled mouse impresses with its smooth, solid scrolling and programmable gestures.
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