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Lenovo Cast – DLNA and Miracast, but no competition for Chromecast and FireTV.

Posted on 28 May 2015 by

Having done some research into casting under Windows recently (it’s improving a lot in Windows 10 – read more here) I was interested to read about the new Lenovo Cast product. According to the spec sheet (below) it’s just a DLNA and Miracast unit which is a flexible choice for Windows 8 users but as a heavy Amazon Fire TV user I know that on-stick apps/streaming and a remote control […]

Lenovo Thinkpad 10 2015 comes with Atom X5 or X7

Posted on 28 May 2015 by

The business-focused Lenovo Thinkpad 10 tablet is being updated to include an Atom X5 or Atom X7 processor. It’s a small hardware change but it will accompany a Windows 10 operating system when it becomes available in the summer. You’ll be able to pair the Lenovo Thinkpad 10 with the Ultrabook keyboard or the folio keyboard.

Intel Braswell NUCs will start at $140 but aren’t fanless. Tech specs below.

Posted on 26 May 2015 by

Intel’s new entry-level mini PCs, codenamed Pinnacle Canyon, have appeared in retail channels and will start at $140. The new NUCs, NUC5CPYH  and NUC5PPYH, will replace the Baytrail-M versions that were available in 2014 and add an SD card slot, optical audio output, optional VGA and replaceable lid modules. A consumer IR receiver is included on the front of the unit.

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10” (Windows) Review

Posted on 25 May 2015 by

Going into this review I had a very clear idea of what it was that I wanted out of the Yoga. I wanted something with great battery life, lightweight, moderate computing power and good “lapability”. I hate that word but it does cover that attribute quite well. Those of you who have read my first impressions will know that I was pretty chuffed with the device from the get go. […]

Lenovo Helix 2 at €1204, with Pro, LTE is recommended. (Germany)

Posted on 25 May 2015 by

The Lenovo Helix 2 was an impressive improvement over the original Helix but faded from our thoughts due to the pro-level price. An offer spotted in Germany brings it right back into the foreground. At €1204 (inclusive taxes – US equivalent about $1050 pre tax) you can get the Helix 2 tablet and keyboard (which has an added battery) along with the pen, Windows 8 Pro and 180 GB of SSD. […]

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review round-up: 78.5% average.

Posted on 22 May 2015 by

The review scentists at Notebookcheck finished their ASUS T100 Chi review last month and I’ve just read through it and compared it, virtually, with the Surface 3 and the Dell Venue 10 Pro I reviewed last week. Other reviews are out too and in summary it looks very good indeed for the T100 Chi despite it not having an Atom X7 CPU. There are a few issues to think about though. I have […]

Lenovo S21e – YALCNB to compete with the HP Stream 11

Posted on 21 May 2015 by

The Lenovo S21e 11.6-inch Windows laptop has popped up in locations across the globe and it’s yet another low-cost notebook. It’s almost the Flex 3 11 without the flex!

Macbook. No Touch = No Go.

Posted on 20 May 2015 by

Laptopmag published an interesting article about touchscreen laptops last week. “Why you shouldn’t buy a touchscreen laptop.” I strongly disagreed, along with others, on a Facebook comment thread.  Touch can be extremely useful, productive and fun if you commit to it but if you’re not feeling adventurous then yes, touchscreens may be a disadvantage for you. The 1-2mm thickness, 100 grams and, usually, $100 is a waste. Me, I need […]

Dell Venue 10 Pro summary review.

Posted on 20 May 2015 by

I’ve just completed a full in-depth review of the Dell Venue 10 Pro for Notebookcheck. You’ll find thousands of words, lots of pics and many test results here but if you’re looking for my a summary opinion on the Dell Venue 10 Pro, read on. The Venue 10 Pro 2-in-1 is available as a 1366 x 768 tablet but I reviewed the more interesting full HD version with docking keyboard and […]

New ultra-mobile PCs – April 2015

Posted on 20 May 2015 by

Here’s a round-up of the ultra mobile PCs that we added to the database in April 2015. Click the links to access the detailed specifications, gallery, information links and alternatives. The 2015 Acer Aspire Switch 10 E was launched in April. It’s a colorful, light and low-priced 2-in-1 with a freshly designed Snap Hinge 2. We’re waiting for the full specifications to be confirmed but we’ve added all the details we […]

Tracking saves the day. $3000 of equipment, and thief, found!

Posted on 13 May 2015 by

I wrote last Thursday about how my old technology would be useful while I was away on a weekender but something happened during my weekend in Holland that puts another angle on the tactic. Perhaps an expensive smartphone is worth taking with you because we had over $3000 of smartphones and laptops stolen from a holiday home at the weekend and because one of the stolen items had GPS tracking enabled we were able, with the help of local police, […]

Tech classics for a ‘boys weekend.’

Posted on 07 May 2015 by

Weekends away with friends should happen without distraction from smartphones, tablets and laptops, games and social media. Not for me. Tomorrow I leave for what you might call a ‘boys weekend’ and it requires a very special blend of classic tech. I need to cover all angles while staying light, rugged, offline and making sure that if something gets broken, lost or stolen that I’m not looking at a huge bill. I’m talking about music, videos, […]

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Unbox, first impressions

Posted on 07 May 2015 by

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10 is a product I’ve been close to buying more than once. I love the stand, the battery capacity, the screen and the design but because it’s ‘just’ a Baytrail-T Atom tablet and I’ve still got the Lenovo Miix 2 10 this just isn’t enough of an upgrade for me. Some of you might be thinking about this as a cheaper alternative to the Surface […]

Windows 10 pen and touch improvements presented at Build.

Posted on 04 May 2015 by

Among the many well-presented and informative sessions at BUILD last week was one on pen and touch input, DirectInk and APIs in Windows 10 that will improve the experience, reduce latency and make it easier for developers to add ‘ink’ capabilities to Windows 10 applications. With around 15 million pen-enabled devices in customers hands and increase in the number of pen-enabled tablets available it currently represents a niche opportunity for developers but with these changes […]

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Top 10 Ultra Mobile PCs

Acer Aspire Switch 10
10.1" Intel Atom Z3745
Acer Aspire E11 ES1
11.6" Intel Celeron N2840
Microsoft Surface 3
10.8" Intel Atom x7-Z8700
10.0" Intel Atom Z3740
HP Pavilion X2 10
10.1" Intel Atom Z3736F
Acer Aspire Switch 11 V
11.6" Intel Core M 5Y10c
Dell Venue 11 Pro
10.8" Intel Atom Z3795
Asus Transformer Book T90 Chi
8.9" Intel Atom Z3775
Fujitsu Stylistic Q335 Mini Tablet
8.0" Intel Atom Z3735F
Lenovo Yoga 3 11
11.0" Intel Core M 5Y10

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