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  • Budget Windows 8 Tablets work well in ‘RT Mode’

    14 November 2014, 11:07 am by: Chippy

    I’m testing a Point of View Mobii Wintab 800W budget Windows 8 tablet and it’s been a tough, slow process. The Wintab 800W is built on Intel’s low-cost reference platform that you’re going to see in a lot of $99 Windows tablet offers this quarter so…
  • Windows Surface Laptops. (Or, How to Kill Consumer Chromebooks.)

    11 November 2014, 9:23 am by: Chippy

    After a weekend of testing the new $200 Acer E11 Windows laptop (first impressions and video here) I’ve completed my first-take on the subject of Chromebooks vs modern netbooks. Windows netbooks, or at least the new-wave of netbooks, remain the more…
  • Acer Aspire E11 / ES1 $200 Netbook first impressions + Video

    10 November 2014, 8:44 am by: Chippy

    The Acer Aspire E11 (ES1 in some areas) is one of a new-wave of 200-euro / dollar Windows netbooks entering the market as both a response to low-cost Chromebooks and  part of a continuing drive to cut the cost of entry-level laptops. It’s made possible by…
  • Core-M ASUS Transformer Book T300FA gets a detailed review

    7 November 2014, 8:11 am by: Chippy

    An early sample of the 12.5-inch Asus Transformer Book T300FA 2-in-1 has been reviewed by Ultrabookreview. The 812 gram fanless tablet  (1.79 pounds) is not as light as the ASUS Chi but at around 600 Euro (based on one online pre-order price)  it looks like…
  • New Core M variants signal maturing 14nm process

    2 November 2014, 1:02 pm by: Chippy

    Intel are introducing new Core M SoC variants. All have higher base clockrates on the CPU and GPU which indicates that the quality emerging from the Core M production process is increasing. That means yields for the low-end Core M models are increasing and…
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick does Miracast too for just $39

    27 October 2014, 12:35 pm by: Chippy

    Every Windows 8 tablet I’ve tried recently supports Miracast but I rarely use it because it’s never plugged into my TV. I’ve thought about getting a cheap stick I can leave in the living room TV but never really got round to it. Now that the $39 Amazon…
  • Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 thoughts and videos. (P.S. I’ve ordered one)

    15 October 2014, 6:15 am by: Chippy

    I can’t get the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 off my mind. What has the Surface Pro 3, the Flex 10 and the Samsung Q1u got in common? A stand! The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 (and 10-inch) has a stand too and at under 1 pound / 426 grams it’s the lightest…
  • Lenovo Yoga 2 Tablets have unique Windows tablet PC design

    13 October 2014, 10:50 am by: Chippy

        The updated Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet range is now available in three versions and two of those are running Windows. The unique design offers something special for the portrait hand-holder and, some might say “at last” a built-in stand on a small Windows…
  • 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…

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