The Latest UMPCs and Lightweight PCs


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Galaxy Fold

G8X THINQ Dual Screen

Surface Go

Pocket 2

iPad mini 2019

Win 2

Surface Duo Success Rides on Android Industry Change

Posted on 06 October 2019 by

The Surface Duo has been announced. Microsoft are going to “reimagine productivity on the go“, which are words I’ve written many times for product launches that failed. Is the Surface Duo any different?

Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK. A Mini PC good for gaming and video production

Posted on 08 July 2018 by

Hades Canyon NUC If you’re looking for a mobile PC for high-end work such as gaming, video editing or live video production then this Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK is the most powerful solution you can find today. In 1300 grams, lighter than most laptops, you’ll find a Kaby Lake G Quad Core i7 CPU package with a TDP of 100W. That huge TDP figure is because Intel have dropped an AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH on to the package. It’s an incredibly powerful solution and will compete with Nvidia GTX […]

Hades Canyon VR Machine. Quad-core NUC for video, gaming and VR

Posted on 08 January 2018 by

Intel has launched the Hades Canyon NUC, a quad-core high-end mini PC in the style of the Skull Canyon NUC that I’ve personally been close to buying several times after I tested it for NotebookCheck. It’s aimed at gaming and graphics-heavy processing including video editing and I tip this to be quite the hot product for the new generation of multi-camera live streaming systems based on NDI (video over IP) standards.

Snapdragon always-connected PCs launched. What’s different this time round?

Posted on 07 December 2017 by

The Mobile PC. Always On, Always Connected.  Qualcomm and Microsoft have today officially launched Windows 10 on ARM products from ASUS, HP and Lenovo. These long-battery-life PCs will be available starting in 2018. It’s exciting, but tt feels like we’ve done this before and it didn’t work back then. In 2012 Intel launched the Clovertrail SoC platform based around the Intel Atom architecture.  Along with Windows 8 it offered Connected Standby, which worked, but never became a mainstream feature. Modern Standby, the Windows 10 version, works today with a range […]

Hold and Shoot – No pointing required. 360 overcapture video.

Posted on 03 October 2017 by

Ultra Mobile video production was never easy but over the last year I’ve been experimenting with a 360-degree camera and I’m now 100% sure that you’ll find journalists, social media and YouTubers bringing this into mainstream use in 2018. Its too simple to fail. Record everything, hands-off, and edit later. Take a look at the video below. In March this year I had the opportunity to join a Land Rover Discovery 90 cross-country dash in Germany and, as any decent video producer would do, had to decide which equipment to […]

Windows 10 S is the perfect ultra-mobile PC operating system.

Posted on 03 May 2017 by

Windows 10 S, an optimized and tightened-up version of the Windows operating system has launched, along with an Ultrabook – the Microsoft Surface Laptop. Windows 10 S is also aimed at the education market and Acer is using Windows 10 S to (re)launch the TravelMate Spin B1  a low-cost students laptop with digitizer, touch and full HD 11.6 inch convertible screen. Don’t be worried. Windows 10 S is not Windows RT. It supports Win32 desktop apps, can be upgraded and one assumes that it also runs on ARM hardware. Windows 10 S is a […]

Ricoh R development kit livestreaming test.

Posted on 05 March 2017 by

At Mobile World Congress, during my last hours on the show floor I took some time to meet with Ricoh who have just launched the Ricoh R development kit for 360-degree live-streaming. I spent a good hour at the booth, mainly because of the mobile streaming rig they had put together.

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Dell Latitude E7440
14.0" Intel Core i5-4200U
GPD Pocket 2
7.0" Intel Core m3-8100Y
GPD Win 2
6.0" Intel m3 7Y30
Viliv S5
4.8" Intel Atom (Silverthorne)
Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10
10.1" Intel Celeron N2806
Acer Aspire Switch 10
10.1" Intel Atom Z3745
Acer Aspire E11 ES1
11.6" Intel Celeron N2840
Microsoft Surface Go
10.0" Intel Pentium 4415Y
LG G8X THINQ Dual Screen
6.4" Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Toshiba Portege Z930
13.3" Intel Core i5 3427U