Archive | December, 2014

Low-Cost Windows wins for journalists in Ukraine, despite risks.

Posted on 31 December 2014

With an annual budget of $100-$200, journalists in Ukraine have a problem with their computing equipment. Each journalist needs a mobile phone and, if they want to work away from the office PC, a laptop. Financial restrictions mean that little attention is given to licensing, security and privacy or quality.  Privacy and security risks are huge but some journalists have no perception of this at all.  Fortunately it doesn’t take much […]

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Amazon’s Top-3 Christmas Computers were Chromebooks. (USA)

Posted on 31 December 2014

Amazon have announced their ‘holiday’ best sellers and in the computer category the top 3 places go to Chromebooks. Despite $200 Windows newcomers the Chromebooks remained the top seller for the second year in a row. In a press release issued on the 26th December Amazon have listed a range of holiday-season facts. Among them were the top-three selling Computers. Computers: Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-inch, 2GB); ASUS Chromebook 13-inch with […]

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Acer Chromebook 11 is $169.99 at Amazon.com

Posted on 19 December 2014

According to my searches, the Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111 is now the cheapest laptop you can buy in the USA and it beats the cheapest Windows laptop by nearly $30. Importantly, the Acer CB3 isn’t a poor laptop. In my full review for Notebookcheck I was impressed with the build quality and battery life. Performance is on-par with all the other Celeron N-series Chromebooks out there and the keyboard is […]

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The $500 do-it-all Mobile Computing Kit. (Acer E11 and Lumia 830 tested.)

Posted on 17 December 2014

Over the last three weeks I’ve been working with three laptops and a number of phones while travelling across the width of Europe. I sit down here now with just two items. The Nokia Lumia 830 and the Acer E11 are the perfect low-cost partnership for multimedia reporting, weighs just 1500 grams including cables and, thanks to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, work very well together. The total cost of the […]

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