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  • Bargain, high-end Lenovo Thinkpad 8 (refresh) performance looks great.

    29 June 2015, 6:36 pm by: Chippy

    The Lenovo Thinkpad 8 was the only early 2014 Atom-based Windows 8 tablet that I didn’t do a deep-dive review on. It was, as it turned out, one of the best and with its 1920×1200 display and USB 3.0 quite unique. A recent update to the range saw the…
  • Incredible offer on top-end Lenovo Thinkpad 8 in Europe – I just bought one.

    26 June 2015, 5:47 am by: Chippy

    Be quick because this is the best offer I think I’ve ever seen on an ultramobile PC. Lenovo Thinkpad 8 tablets in the UK are all on offer now but there’s one incredible deal that I want to highlight. This is probably the most tricked-out ultramobile PC on…
  • Dell Venue 11 Pro. Z3795 and 4GB makes all the difference. (Summary review.)

    25 June 2015, 8:41 am by: Chippy

    I’ve just completed a detailed review of the Dell Venue 11 Pro 5130. This is the Atom-based version (there’s a Core-based version too) and it comes with 4GB of RAM, a full USB 3.0 port and the high-end, full 64-bit Z3795 CPU. The difference in usability…
  • Help! The ceiling came down while I was writing.

    24 June 2015, 12:13 pm by: Chippy

    I need your support to help UMPCPortal through 2015 and it into its 10th year of providing independently funded ultramobile PC information, reviews and news. This is a direct call for community support UMPCPortal has been run by me since 2006. I love mobile…
  • Ainol Mini PC (with internal battery) First Look.

    23 June 2015, 6:24 pm by: Chippy

    I’m just about to start reviewing the Ainol Mini PC, an Atom-based PC with an interesting feature. It has a battery included in the unit and because it supports Miracast it can run completely without wires. The Ainol Mini PC has triggered a few switches in…
  • 21.5 million hybrid ultramobile PC sales in 2015 – Gartner

    19 June 2015, 9:29 am by: Chippy

    Exciting news! Gartner is predicting that hybrid ultramobile PCs will be the fastest growing segment of the mobile PC market in 2015, will represent 12 percent of total mobile PC sales and is on target to reach 21.5 million device sales. 58 million units…
  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet reviews point to impressive flexibility.

    17 June 2015, 5:01 pm by: Chippy

    The lightest 10-inch 2-in-1 comes in at just  772 grams (1.7 pounds) including the keyboard. There’s a high-brightness 2K resolution screen, the latest 8-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, it’s waterproof, can run Office, has disk encryption, and should last you all…
  • Acer Aspire ES1-111 / E11 Windows 10 install (Build 10130 + drivers)

    14 June 2015, 6:59 pm by: Chippy

    I’ve just completed a Windows 10 install on the low-cost Acer ES1-111M (AKA E11) laptop, my favorite fanless, lightweight, $200 laptop. Everything is working but you’ll need to grab some drivers from Acer to make sure it all works. I installed from a USB…
  • Windows 10 on Tablets. Preview review.

    12 June 2015, 5:57 am by: Chippy

    Windows 8.1 on tablets was a good experience. The Metro/RT system was modern, efficient, touch-friendly and apart from a lack of high quality apps, it was the best OS available for flexible and productive ultra-mobile PC usage. The problem was that Windows 8…
  • IOS 9 includes windows. It’s iMetro!

    10 June 2015, 6:25 am by: Chippy

    After a day of Dell Venue 11 Pro testing and Windows 10 tablet testing I finally had time to watch Apple’s WWDC keynote. You’re probably ahead of me already in terms of general Apple news (Apple Music was the highlight) but I wanted to highlight some IOS…

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