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  • Lumia 950, UWP and Continuum. Mind-blowing potential.

    27 August 2015, 7:39 am by: Chippy

    Ultramobile computing fans, we have an ARM-based ‘phone’ product here that we need to watch very carefully. The Lumia 950 and 950 XL are likely to be the first Continuum-showcase Windows 10 phones. If you don’t know what Continuum is yet, see this post.…
  • Medion Akoya S2218 at Aldi – First reviews, customer feedback.

    27 August 2015, 5:01 am by: Chippy

    [Europe-focus] If you’re looking closely at the super-cheap Medion S2218 that’s being offered in Aldi in the UK / Ireland today (next week in many mainland EU countries) you’ll want to just check through this – an updating post including reviews…
  • New Archos Flip. Strangely Yoga-like with Atom X5 for €249

    26 August 2015, 4:40 pm by: Chippy

    At first this might look a little strange. The Archos Flip is launching at IFA next week. Take a look…   Yes it’s looking like the Lenovo Yoga 2 11, but only in casing. The Archos Flip has a few interesting specifications that are definitely not in the…
  • The best ultramobile computing project so far: 1 year on a train.

    26 August 2015, 7:12 am by: Chippy

    After having problems with an apartment rental Media Studies student Leonie Müller, 23, decided it was a good idea to pack everything into storage, buy an unlimited train ticket and spend the next year working on trains. Three months into the project she’s…
  • Medion AKOYA S2218: Windows 10, 11.6-inch 1.2KG and Full HD at Aldi this week for peanuts.

    25 August 2015, 6:24 am by: Chippy

    If you liked the idea of the ASUS X205TA, the compact fanless 11.6-inch low-cost laptop launched last year you might also be interested in the £149 Medion Akoya S2218 (MD 99599) laptop that’s at Aldi on Thursday in the UK. It will be available in mainland…
  • BBC Micro:bit available for roadtest. Take your ideas to Element 14.

    25 August 2015, 4:49 am by: Chippy

    The BBC micro:bit is the matchbook-sized computing device that’s going to be given free to every 11-12 year old in the UK. Trying to get hold of one outside that channel is going to be difficult but Element14, the company overseeing manufacturing, are…
  • Lenovo Yoga 900 Skylake convertible appears. IFA launch possible.

    24 August 2015, 1:26 pm by: Chippy

    A full week before we expect Intel’s Skylake 6th-generation processors to officially launch there’s a signal that Lenovo will be launching a new Yoga 900 with Skylake architecture inside. Unlike the Yoga 3 Pro from 2014 it will have a full-fat…
  • ASUS T100HA pre-order from €299. 128 GB / 4GB model well-priced.

    21 August 2015, 8:31 pm by: Chippy

    The ASUS T100HA has us quite excited. Not only is this 2-in-1 the latest in the successful ASUS T100 Transformer Book line but it’s coming with the new Intel Atom Cherry Trail X5-Z8500 CPU and a 4 GB RAM option. The T100HA also includes USB-C but we’ve…
  • Intel WiDi to get real-time encoding support.

    21 August 2015, 9:44 am by: Chippy

    Intel’s Wireless Display, a superset of the Miracast wireless display standard is going to get a boost with Skylake and an on-board real-time video encoder. It should improve latency and efficiency and Intel thinks it will be good enough to extend WiDi to…
  • A detailed overview of the Intel ultramobile processor range.

    20 August 2015, 3:19 pm by: Chippy

    There wasn’t a huge amount of ultramobile PC content for us at the Intel Developer Forum this week. IoT, robots and wearables were taking the limelight along with gaming, big data and, for the first time, cyber security. A breakthrough in storage…

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