Even in “slow weeks,” the LAPTOP Labs never rest, showing you what’s what with the latest in technology products. This week, we had the chance to test out the most recent revision to the popular Dropcam line of home surveillance gadgets, the Dropcam Pro. Then, three budget-priced Android devices — the Kurio 10s tablet, Alcatel One Touch Fierce and the Kyocera Hydro Edge — were put through their paces. We also were able to give the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 the full suite of tests along with the HP Chromebook 11. Finally, we critiqued the Acer Aspire V3-772G-9402 multimedia laptop. Get caught up with all of LAPTOP’s reviews for this week below.
Alcatel aims to entice budget shoppers with the One Touch Fierce, an Android 4.2 handset with a 4.5-inch qHD display that costs just $19 up front at T-Mobile. As with any budget phone, though, there are tradeoffs. Find out whether Alcatel's latest smartphone is truly a fierce competitor in the low-cost arena.