Surface Pro 4 overview, from a Surface Pro 3 user. Is it worth upgrading?

Posted on 16 November 2015 by

I have a Surface Pro 4 with Core i5, Type Cover keyboard and docking station with me now and I’ve just finished the first of a set of videos for Notebookcheck (see it in the Surface Pro 4 review here) and come away, as you’d probably expect, impressed. One of the first things I did, however, was to put the new Type Cover keyboard on my Surface Pro 3. The […]

Mediapad X2 8.0 – Excelent value 8-inch Android Lolipop Tablet

Posted on 11 November 2015 by

The Huawei Mediapad X2 is an excellent Android tablet, and that includes the price. In Europe you can pick this up for €289 or for €330 with LTE, and that includes sales taxes. I had it for just a few days while I did a Notebookcheck video so I wasn’t able to test things like screen mirroring, encryption, MHL, OTG or some of the newer aspects of Android but what I did […]

Acer Aspire Switch 11V 2-in-1 video review and opinion. (Great screen, limited performance.)

Posted on 26 October 2015 by

I have the Acer Aspire Switch 11V with me in the studio and have just posted the review video for Notebookcheck. It scored 76% in their review so let me tell you why it wasn’t a huge win.

Surface Pro 4. New thermal design appears to work well, and that’s very, very important.

Posted on 22 October 2015 by

The usual suspects got their Surface Pro 4 devices before anyone else and have been allowed to publish their reviews. I think you can skip many of them to be honest but one stands out. No, it’s not my review (I was 6 months behind the curve with my Surface Pro 3 review,) it’s the Anandtech review. It’s jam-packed with good information.

HP Pro Tablet 608 G1 Review Summary

Posted on 20 October 2015 by

My full review of the HP Pro Tablet 608 G1 is now available on Notebookcheck. It scored 78% which is good, but, not that good. The docking station and USB-C port, screen and build quality are excellent but there’s one thing that’s not quite right.  

ASUS T100HA Review at NBC. At $299 this is worth a thought.

Posted on 16 October 2015 by

My colleagues at Notebookcheck have just finished the full review of the ASUS Transformer Book T100HA which is a 2-in-1 PC that I and many other people here have been interested in. It takes the successful Transformer Book and makes a big step forward with a new design, new port set-up and even offers a 4GB RAM option for $299. I have requested a T100HA for video review and I hope […]

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 overview. A lot has happened in 5 years.

Posted on 14 October 2015 by

In Oct 2010 I was fortunate enough to get one of the first Galaxy Tabs in Europe. The review video (and live review video) was done quickly and has since amassed over 280000 views. Today I posted a video overview of the Galaxy Tab S2 (8.0 and 9.7-inch) and it’s incredible to see how much has changed. We are talking good productivity levels, fast ‘real’ web and high-end connectivity that beats most […]

ASUS UX305 with Core i7 is close to Ultrabook perfection.

Posted on 08 October 2015 by

It’s been a while since I tested an Ultrabook. Yes the Surface Pro is built on Ultrabook standards but the simple fact is that if you want to get the most out of any processor you need to give it room to breath. The laptop form-factor, where fans are acceptable and screen backlighting doesn’t sit layered over the processor is the one to choose if you really need to get things […]

HP Spectre X2 deachable. Core M, good keyboard, stylish. Need more?

Posted on 07 October 2015 by

Among a long list of announcements from HP today was the HP Spectre 12 X2 detachable which spins a now-familiar design into ‘an irreplaceable companion’. HP’s take on the Surface Pro design includes the Core M processor, 12-inch Full HD screen, two USB-C ports and of course a keyboard and pen. It looks good and it’s well-priced but it will go right up against the Lenovo Miix 700. It has […]

HP Envy 8 Note. Tablet, Pen , Keyboard and LTE

Posted on 07 October 2015 by

Remember the revolutionary HP note-taking device teased back in June? It’s just been launched in the USA and it’s called the HP Envy 8 Note. It’s an 8-inch Windows 10 tablet with digitizer layer, unique HP note-taking software and a big keyboard that acts as a cover. A 1920 x 1200 screen, Atom X5 CPU and stylish design set it apart from other 8-inch tablets although if you choose the […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book launches.

Posted on 06 October 2015 by

Microsoft just launched a new Surface Pro 4 and a new Surface Book 2-in-1 at their #windows10devices event. SurfaceBook highlight specifications. “The ultimate laptop” say Microsoft. Starting $1499. Available Oct 26th. It’s 2-in-1 and it looks damn amazing. It just received a standing ovation at the Microsoft event. Pricing goes up to $2699 if you want 16GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, Nvidia GPU and Core i7. 13.4-inches screen with Pixelsense […]

Chromecast WiFi improvements also cover your HiFi. New models, new software.

Posted on 29 September 2015 by

At a very plainly executed Google Nexus and Pixel C launch event today Google announced two new Chromecast sticks. The new designs included improved WiFi performance, new controlling software and a model capable of multi-device syncronized audio.

Google Pixel C 10-inch 2-in-1 launching at a price too high.

Posted on 29 September 2015 by

Google has officially launched the Pixel C, a 10.1-inch Android tablet running on a Tegra X1 platform. They’ve also developed a magnetically attachable Bluetooth keyboard and the combo is said to offer a “great touch typing experience.” The price is extremely high for a 10-inch dockable though.

Announcing a new role, new partnerships, new projects.

Posted on 28 September 2015 by

What, you may ask, is Chippy doing with an iPad Mini 4? It’s been years since my hands featured on an Apple product and I’m not a huge fan of the ecosystem but there’s a good reason why that changes now. I’m very happy to announce that I have a new role within Notebookcheck as Head of Video. I’ve been given the keys to the YouTube channel and my studio is now a ‘via’ […]

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Acer Aspire E11 ES1
11.6" Intel Celeron N2840
Acer Aspire Switch 10
10.1" Intel Atom Z3745
HP Pavilion X2 10
10.1" Intel Atom Z3745
Asus Transformer Book T100HA
10.1" Intel Atom X5 Z8500
Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10
10.1" Intel Celeron N2806
Teclast x2 pro
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Acer Aspire Switch 11 V
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