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  • Windows 10 – Good or Bad for Touch and Mobility?

    1 October 2014, 8:16 am by: Chippy

    Is it too early to be worrying about Windows 10 and how the changes will affect touch and mobile users? I don’t think so. The test and feedback program starts today (October 1st, see preview.windows.com) and as a touch-focused user that was very happy with…
  • Windows 10 is coming mid-2015 with Continuum and Unified apps store. (Event precis.)

    30 September 2014, 1:54 pm by: Chippy

    At last. Microsoft have just announced the name of the next version of Windows and to everyone’s shock it’s going to be called Windows 10. I’ve been following the live blog at The Verge and hundreds of tweets coming out of the event and it’s already…
  • HP Stream to join the confusing low-cost Windows Tablet party.

    30 September 2014, 8:48 am by: Chippy

    The HP Stream 7 and HP Stream 8 have been launched and the cheapest version will cost just $99.Both models come with just 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage . That’s all I’m going to tell you right now. What can I say? Having had a bad experience with 1GB RAM…
  • Wait! 13.3-inch, Full HD IPS and SSD for $329? (…and it weighs just 3 pounds!)

    25 September 2014, 8:47 am by: Chippy

    This, my lightbook-loving friends, is going to be a big seller in Q4 of 2014. The Toshiba CB35-B3340 is a 13.3-inch laptop with a full-HD screen, SSD, Skull Candy speakers, a 51 Wh battery and it weighs just 3 pounds – 1.36KG. The price? $330. It’s a nice…
  • Analysing the next Surface Pro platforms.

    22 September 2014, 9:22 am by: Chippy

    Surface Pro 3 is an amazing piece of engineering. Even with the keyboard it’s one of the most powerful self-contained PCs by weight and with 5-6 hours of working battery life, fast storage and a digitizer it doesn’t cut corners. We’d all like to see a…
  • Toshiba’s Encore Mini is too cheap. (Hands-on Video)

    17 September 2014, 6:01 am by: Chippy

    There’s ‘value’ and there’s ‘cheap.’ The Toshiba Encore Mini falls into the latter group and even at $119 it’s got too many issues to be recommended for most types of user. The Toshiba Encore Mini was one of the first devices I got hands-on with…
  • Ultra Mobile Reporting Kit #13 – Unlucky for some.

    17 September 2014, 3:43 am by: Chippy

    It had to happen on #13 right? On my recent 14-day tour of IFA and IDF (Berlin, San Francisco) I prepared myself with four devices. One Windows laptop. One Chromebook. One smartphone and one featurephone. What I didn’t plan for was a total failure of the…
  • Quick Benchmarking session with the Core M 5Y70

    11 September 2014, 6:10 pm by: Chippy

    In an Intel-led Core M benchmarking meeting today I saw a set of controlled benchmarks from a 6W TDP Core M product. The tests were performed in an 685 gram 12.5-inch Llama Mountain reference tablet with a machined aluminum rear casing that is optimal for this…
  • Dell Venue 8 7000. Hands-on and Realsense Snapshot demos

    11 September 2014, 10:38 am by: Chippy

    I was asked for my opinion on the price of the Dell Venue 8 7000 just after it was announced and all I could think of was the nice looking Lenovo Tab S8 which is very similar, for about $199. After handling the Dell Venue 8 7000 I now see a product worth much…
  • Dell Venue 8 7000 3D photography video

    10 September 2014, 3:34 am by: Chippy

    Mobilegeeks got the best video of the Dell Venue 8 7000 at the Intel Developer Conference today. (This Android tablet launched earlier today, here’s my coverage.)   A reminder of the specs. 2K resolution screen (Ultra HD( Edge to Edge screen. 8.4 inch…
  • Dell Venue 8 7000 Tablet with Realsense launches at IDF14

    9 September 2014, 12:50 pm by: Chippy

    From the Intel press release. Michael Dell and Krzanich previewed an upcoming Dell tablet with first-of-its-kind photo capabilities. The new Dell Venue 8 7000 Series with Intel® RealSense™ snapshot is the world’s thinnest tablet and will be available in…
  • IDF 2014 Keynote Notes (Mobile computing)

    9 September 2014, 11:51 am by: Chippy

    The Intel IDF 2014 keynote is about to start. Core M, Realsense, Perceptual Computing, 2-in-1 are keywords I’m expecting to hear a lot over the next hour and I’ll be noting significant announcements here on this ‘live notepad’ as I go along. Refresh to…

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