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  • I urge you to buy a Chromebook; for security’s sake.

    24 April 2015, 8:58 am by: Chippy

    It’s over 9 years since I posted the first set of articles on the Carrypad blog…which became Origamiportal….which became UMPCPortal. I wanted to relay some thoughts on my personal need for a mobile internet device I called the Carrypad. I wrote about…
  • Acer Aspire Switch 11 to get ‘V’ refresh later in 2015. Core M Confirmed.

    23 April 2015, 2:09 pm by: Chippy

    The 11-12 inch screen size is perfect for mobile productivity and with processing power on the rise and design slimming down it gets more interesting every week. Intel’s Core M has a lot to do with the amount of activity in the sector and it might just be…
  • Acer updates Aspire Switch 10 range for 2015.

    23 April 2015, 12:19 pm by: Chippy

    Acer have just launched updated Aspire Switch 10 dockable tablets with  one starting at just $279. The high-end version has a full HD screen, digitizer pen support and gets a Gorilla Glass lid. The Acer Aspire Switch 10 E (SW5-013) is the entry-level model…
  • iConsole Micro. The $129 Atom-powered Android stick.

    22 April 2015, 11:19 am by: Chippy

    ConsoleOS is a tailored build of Android (AOS) for X86 PCs. It’s optimized with features for keyboard and mouse, an anti-virus package and then it’s tailored for use with an expanding list of devices. The company that makes it is about to market ConsoleOS…
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick Review (Focus on Miracast.)

    22 April 2015, 8:41 am by: Chippy

    At €39 the Amazon Fire TV Stick is very interesting. For Prime customers it’s a must-buy but for those of us with Miracast-enabled devices it means that the Miracast feature (Screen Mirroring) also brings extra value. Early firmware builds for the Fire…
  • Dell Venue 10 Pro shipping. Review model incoming.

    20 April 2015, 8:42 am by: Chippy

    Starting at just $329 the 10-inch Dell Venue 10 Pro doesn’t look like anything special but take a look at the high-end package that’s available in the range. It comes with a nice-looking keyboard dock, full HD screen, 64 GB storage and it costs just $429…
  • Toshiba Click Mini is shipping; but is it too late?

    17 April 2015, 6:10 pm by: Chippy

    ASUS and Toshiba have a problem. They both launched 8.9-inch 1KG dockable tablets in Q1 2015 and before they got them to market the processing platform was upgraded and a shiny new product appeared. Microsoft’s Surface 3 runs on the brand new Atom X7…
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 extended review and tips. It’s still worth it!

    17 April 2015, 7:48 am by: Chippy

    After six months with the Surface Pro 3 I felt inspired to write a detailed review, and that says a lot about the product. The Surface Pro 3 fell into my hands as part of a long-term loan deal from Intel. They invited me to attend IDF in San Francisco and 2…
  • Comparing the Surface 3 with the much cheaper Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

    15 April 2015, 8:39 pm by: Chippy

    Everyone that has reviewed the Surface 3 so far has been fairly confident that it can be a laptop replacement. Actually it can’t until you buy the keyboard for it but in terms of performance it’s not bad. The issue is that the previous generation Atom…
  • Intel Skylake showcase: E-ink, WiGig, RealSense, USB C, no-wires. (PDF and video)

    14 April 2015, 7:49 am by: Chippy

    Did you know that Intel makes own-brand tablets, laptops and 2-in-1s? I’ve had a couple and they’re pretty good. The latest is built on the next-generation Core platform codenamed Skylake which is due in late 2015.  Nicole Scott from Mobilegeeks got a…

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