Last week, our LD Experts covered the best school laptops of 2016. But what if you want a device that’s more practical for schoolwork than a smartphone, but lighter and generally cheaper than a laptop?
Of course, you’ll be interested in tablets. These days, that also includes convertibles or hybrids – with hideable or detachable keyboards. That way, they function as either a laptop or a tablet, as needed.
But which are your best options? As always, that depends on your needs and also your budget. Here are some of the best tablet options for 2016.
Returning to class, whether it’s grade school, college, or university, is always part-thrilling-part-daunting. If choosing a new laptop is among your 2016 concerns, our London Drugs Experts can help.
First, consider what you need. Mainly web surfing and word processing? Keep it light and low-priced with good battery life. Running deep data analysis or, you know, video games? Step up in screen size and processing power.
That means there are two broad categories of back-to-school laptops. Let’s call them essential and advanced. Below are four recommendations for each category spread between the most popular laptop brands.
No matter what you do in 2016, London Drugs has a laptop for you. Here are some of the year’s best options.
August is here! This month will see a few more titles than last month as we head into those prime autumn gaming months! We have 8 new games for you this month, including some sequels, some franchise entries, and one of the most anticipated games of the year. Let’s take a look!
It’s finally here. We’re starting off with No Man’s Sky; one of the most anticipated titles of 2016! Take control of a spaceship and explore a completely procedurally generated universe with over 18 quintillion planets (that’s too many zeros to reasonably type out), no two of which will be alike. Each will have it’s own flora and fauna as well as alien races to encounter. Exploration and survival, along with combat and trading, are the four pillars of the game and you must do all of them to succeed.
The universe is so big that the publisher estimates that over 99% of if it will never be seen by the players, and while you are online while you play the chances of meeting another player are reportedly less than 1%, but if you do meet someone you’ll be able to play together.
The main takeaway from all this is that No Man’s Sky is huge and ambitious and potentially a major game changer. It’ll be out on August 9th on PlayStation 4.
Another month, another set of new games. The sun is out now which means we don’t have too many games coming your way but the good news is that the three we have are all great! Let’s take a closer look.
The long awaited Collectors edition of Rocket League is here! The soccer-by-way-of-rocket-powered cars game has all the crazy 8 player action and fully customizable cars you love, and includes three DLC packs (Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars, and Chaos Run), exclusive first access to 4 all new vehicles, and an art print!
Rocket League Collector’s Edition will arrive on July 5th for Windows, XBOX One, and PlayStation 4. You can pre-order your copy at LondonDrugs.com or pick it up in store!
Saturday June 18th from 11am to 2pm visit London Drugs and test your mettle on the race track! We’ll be set up with Forza Motorsport 6 and the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel on an XBOX One in 16 of our stores. Post a lap time and see how you compare to other racers in your area, and in Western Canada!
Plus, you can enter a random draw to win one of three Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Ferrari 458 Italia Editions, valued at $499.99 each!
Summer is here! June is going to be slightly quieter for new game releases but quality is always better than quantity, am I right? This month we’ll see five new games and two re-releases for next generation consoles! Let’s take a closer look.
Faith is back! Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst is a reboot of 2008’s Mirror’s Edge. You play as Faith, a courier who gets around the city by way of parkour, delivering messages to help take down the city’s totalitarian rulers. She didn’t use them much last time but this time Faith will be unable to use guns at all, instead you’ll have to focus on parkour maneuvers and takedowns. Don’t worry though, when you’re running you gain focus, and if you achieve enough focus you will be able to see and dodge bullets!
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst will be released on June 7th and is available for pre-order for Windows, PlayStation 4, or XBOX One on LondonDrugs.com
Looking to game on the go? Certified Data has you covered with the new Magnum gaming laptop!
The Magnum is designed with power in mind. We used an Intel Core i7-4710MQ processor running at 2.5 GHz. That’s a quad core CPU that supports all the latest tech. You also get 8 GB of DDR3L RAM (which you can expand to 16GB). We could list all the technical details but here’s the takeaway: this thing has a lot of horsepower. Seriously, just check it’s Geekbench scores.
Combine all that horsepower with the GeForce GTX 960M graphics card and its 4GB of graphics memory and you have a formidable gaming machine. Whether you want to play Candy Crush, World of Warcraft, or the upcoming Doom reboot, this machine will be able to handle it.
That’s not where it ends though! We have a full keyboard with numberpad, a huge 1TB hard drive, a DVD+/-RW drive for those games you still have on disk, HDMI output so you can play on your big screen TV, Bluetooth and WiFi and gigabit ethernet so you won’t have any lag at LAN parties. Top that off with a 15.6 inch high definition screen and what we’re left with is a pretty sweet package.
Have more questions? Our LD Experts are waiting for you at your nearest London Drugs computer department! That’s not all though, if you buy a Magnum between April 29th and May 11th we’ll throw in a Tree Frog gaming mouse and a $20 prepaid Steam card! This deal is only available in store so come on down!