Archive | February, 2016

10 years of Ultra Mobile PCs. Thank You for your support.

Posted on 22 February 2016

On the 21st Feb 2006 I posted a series or articles that kicked-off Carrypad.com. Hosted on Google Blogger these articles were actually electronic versions of notes I had been making since September 2015 when I started my search for a new mobile phone. I couldn’t find the phone so like a good geek I started to make a list. I started to research the technology and think about what people […]

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HP Elite X3 and the Continuum showcase.

Posted on 21 February 2016

10 years ago today I posted a set of blog posts about the need for a 5-7 inch mobile internet device. The Carrypad Journal covered the early days of the Windows tablet, the growth of consumer tablets and the evolution of mobile productivity. It’s a pleasure to be writing about a very intresting new product from HP today. The HP Elite X3.

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Huawei Matebook. Thin, light and…expensive.

Posted on 21 February 2016

Huawei just launched a product that’s got style, a thin bezel and fingerprint-unlock. There’s a USB port too. I’m not talking about the Mate 8 that I’m testing right now I’m taking about the Huawei Matebook that just launched at MWC. It’s a 2-in-1 running Windows 10 on the latest Core M platform.   It’s actually a 12.9-inch tablet that starts at $699 (Core 3, 4 GB, 128 GB SSD) […]

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Ten minutes typing with the Huawei Mate 8

Posted on 20 February 2016

Here we are, 10 years after I first posted about the Carrypad and I’ve got one in my hand. Over the last 24hrs I’ve been testing the Huawei Mate 8 which is an amazing phone-enabled MID. Or a phablet! Battery life from this powerful 8-core platform with a 10 Wh battery is amazing. Screen-on active use will run for over 12 hours. That is amazing. There’s a full quota of […]

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Testing Windows 10 Continuum over Miracast…on a very big screen! Video Demo.

Posted on 03 February 2016

Testing Windows 10 Continuum has been something I’ve wanted to do since, well, the second it was announced. Today I got to play with the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and I took the opportunity to get it running over Miracast for a completely wireless Windows 10 Mobile, extended screen experience. For someone like me, interested in highly integrated mobile computers, this was a groundbreaking moment.

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Welcome to the new studio.

Posted on 01 February 2016

If you’ve followed me, Chippy, on Twitter you might not have noticed many changes. If you’ve followed here on UMPCPortal you’re probably wondering what happened. It’s over one month since I last posted. Fortunately I can report good news because I’m about to ramp-up again here on UMPCPortal…but it won’t be my main gig anymore. Since October I’ve worked in my new role as Head of Video over at Notebookcheck. […]

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