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  • 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…
  • HP Pavilion X2 is a lightweight 10-inch 2-in-1 PC. Video.

    6 September 2014, 10:59 am by: Chippy

    Off the top of my head I think this is the lightest 10-inch 2-in-1 PC that I’ve ever seen.  The HP Pavilion X2 is a Baytrail-T quad-core tablet with a 1280×800 screen and a 34Wh battery which is going to give you a reasonable battery life. There’s a…
  • Toshiba’s new 11.6-inch Windows Laptop + Hybrid. Videos, photo-set.

    6 September 2014, 10:15 am by: Chippy

    Toshiba have just launched two low-cost 11.6-inch Windows laptops that hit the same price brackets as their new Chromebook 2 which tells us one thing – no-one really knows how the $200-$300 Windows vs Chromebook market is going to play-out. Do they have…
  • An exclusive 2-minutes with the ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi (Core M)

    5 September 2014, 12:36 pm by: Chippy

    Seconds after I made this video at an IFA press event this ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi was taken away. it shouldn’t have been there but my video camera had already been rolling. The ASUS Transformer Book Chi has a really lightweight screen but it’s…
  • 8 Intel Core-M laptops just got announced. (Intel IFA 2014 keynote update)

    5 September 2014, 11:50 am by: Chippy

    Intel just announced, or rather, just launched Core M. 8 products were highlighted.   On the slide: Acer Aspire Switch 12, ASUS Transformer Book T300FA, HP Envy x2, ASUS Transformer T300 Chi, Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 2, ASUS Zenbook UX305, Wistron N-Midas.…
  • Alpentab – The Windows tablet made from wood

    5 September 2014, 11:05 am by: Chippy

    Hand-made using walnut and oak the Alpentab is quite the unique product. Alpenelectronics, an Austrian company, is taking local wood and crafting cases for an OED Windows 10-inch tablet. The result is expensive, but special. I got some hands-on at an IFA…

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