From 600 to 1 200 euros: what ultraportable to buy at Fnac for the return? - Tech - Numerama

Until mid-September, Fnac launches a wave of promotions to reduce the price of 5 15% of a selection of ultra-portable PCs with Intel processors. Here are some devices that deserve your attention.

Public transport is once again crowded, your tan lines fade and Michel Drucker reappears on TV. No doubt, it's back to school, a good time for shopping. Many merchants launch offers on their products, starting with Fnac, currently offering -5 to -15% on a selection of ultraportables equipped with Intel processors (Fnac member price), but also - 15% on Surface devices.

Here are five laptops (all Windows 10) very common, whose prices range from 600 to 1550 euros.

With its colorful aluminum dress the Zenbook UX331 is a very beautiful object, besides being a computer able to accompany its user in all the daily tasks. His strength ? Its ease of use while roaming. With less than 1,2 kg on the scale and barely 1,35 cm thick, it will slip easily into a bag. In addition, its autonomy tutoy 12 hours of use (office), which makes it an ideal partner for working days away from home or office.

Another highlight of this device is its 13,3 Full HD definition screen. It benefits from ASUS '"home" technologies (Splendid and Tru2Life) that improve image rendering for crisp, sharp colors. Under the hood are an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, an Intel HD 620 integrated GPU and 8 GB RAM. A rather muscular configuration that allows the Zenbook UX331 to position itself as a desktop computer as well as for recreational purposes.

HP Pavilion 14: a complete package to get you started

This is not necessarily the most beautiful or lightest PC (1,59 kg) of this selection, but the HP Pavilion 14 to no doubt the advantage of versatility. Equipped with an Intel Core i5 8250U processor, an Intel UHD 620 GPU and 8 GB RAM, he can perform most of the tasks that will be entrusted to him without flinching, be it in the field of office automation or multimedia entertainment. Its Full HD Definition IPS panel, which has a viewing angle of 178 °, is perfect for watching streaming video (or not), while its two HP speakers have been designed in partnership with Bang & Olufsen (B & O Play) for a rich and natural sound.

Beyond the machine itself, this PC is included in a bundle including a reversible carrying case, an HP Z3200 mouse, and an 2019 Family and Student Office Pack. An all-in-one offer for a back to school.

Dell XPS 13: screen borders? Where ?

The Dell XPS 13 is without a doubt one of the references of this year's ultraportable PCs. It is small (less than 1,16 cm thick), light (1,3 kg) and its design, mixture of aluminum and magnesium is frankly successful. Once unfolded, it is transformed into a real traveling cinema thanks to the very high quality of its Infinity Edge screen with a Full HD definition. Extremely thin with almost invisible borders, the screen is covered by 100% of the sRGB color space and its IPS panel allows it to enjoy an extremely wide viewing angle.

This ultraportable also carries all the power needed to perform many activities, whether in the field of office or leisure. Its Intel Core i7 8565U processor clocked at 1,78 GHz, its Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU as well as its 8 GB RAM (expandable to 16) and its 256 GB SSD storage make it a real portable war machine. A beast that has a price: count more than 1 200 euros for the purchase. But it's an investment that will last you a few years.

Finally, the biggest complaint that we make to ultraportable Windows is not to be as beautiful and effective as an Apple Macbook. But that's a thing of the past since Microsoft decided to release the Laptop Surface. From the point of view of design, it is simply impeccable: classy aluminum on the shell, Alcantara on the keyboard and screen (touch) in 3 format: 2. Above all, it weighs only 1,25 kg for 1,45 cm thick.

In its version less than 1000 eurosthe 2 Laptop Surface has a very strong technical sheet: eighth generation Intel Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of SSD storage space and everything runs on Windows 10. It may not be the best performer of this selection, but it is undoubtedly the one that offers the most interesting design / performance ratio.

Surface Pro 6: versatility and power

Should we still present the principle of Surface Pro ? This mixture between high-end components doped tablet and ultra-portable PC is intended for those who do not always want to clutter with a keyboard. For once, Microsoft has really cared for the essential, namely the screen. This is a PixelSense display of 12,3 inches, 2K definition (2736 × 1824 pixels) that is touch. It is possible to take handwritten notes on this screen using a surface stylus (sold separately).

Versatility and power are the hallmarks of this Surface Pro 6. Equipped with an eighth generation Intel Core i5 processor, an Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU, 8 GB RAM and an 256 Go SSD, this hybrid between PC and tablet has plenty of room for belly to ensure thirty tabs open on Chrome while editing some photos. With autonomy flirting with the 14 hours, she also positions herself as an accomplished partner for long work sessions.

Be careful, however, the Surface Pro 6 sold here is devoid of its accessories to turn it into a PC. For this, it is necessary to add a TypeCover keyboard ou an Arc Mousewhich cost respectively 150 euros and 75 euros.

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