ECS 7 inch tablet with Clover Trail+ hits the FCC

ECS Tablet

ECS is a device manufacturer based in Taiwan that produces hardware for other companies. One of those devices just showed up at the FCC website, and while it has the specs of a relatively unexciting Android tablet, I have the feeling that the ECS TC69CA1 is worth keeping an eye on. That’s because the specs […]

Acer Chromebook 11 is a Bay Trail-powered laptop

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Acer is expanding its Chromebook family with a new model featuring an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor. The Acer Chromebook 11 showed up in a product brochure in July and now Acer has posted a promotional video for the laptop which describes it as having the “best value,” although the company hasn’t yet unveiled the price. According […]

T-Mobile, Sprint unveil dueling free or cheap data deals

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It wasn’t that long ago that US wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile were talking about merging. That didn’t happen… and now T-Mobile is running a new promotion that provides big incentives for customers that convince their friends to move from Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T to T-Mobile. When you refer a friend who switches to T-Mobile […]

Deals of the Day (8-21-2014)

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Toshiba’s new $199 Encore 2 WT8 tablet may be one of the first Windows tablets to launch with a list price under $200. But it’s hardly the only tablet in that price range. It usually doesn’t take long for retailers to start marking down prices on Windows notebooks and tablets… so a number of models […]

Shuttle launches its first Android, ARM-based computers


Small form-factor PC maker Shuttle is launching its first little PCs powered by ARM-based processors and Google Android software. The company unveiled the Shuttle DSA2LS earlier this year, but now Shuttle has announced that it’s available in Europe for a suggested retail price of 158 Euros (including VAT). That’s about $210 US, but it’ll likely be […]

Acer Chromebox CXI coming in September for $180 and up

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Acer is launching its first desktop computer powered by Google’s Chrome OS. The Acer Chromebox CXI Series will be available in the US and Canada starting in late September, and Acer is targeting education and business customers, but the computers will be available for anyone interested in a cheap, small Chrome OS computer. An Acer Chromebox […]

Hands-On: Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook shop screen

When Samsung and Nook finally unveiled the tablet they were launching together, the only real mystery about the $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook was to what extent the Nook software would run the show. I don’t think many people expected to see Samsung hardware and the same Nook version of Android used on older tablets like […]

Asus PadFone X mini smartphone/tablet hybrid on the way?

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Asus offers a line of smartphones that you can use as tablets by sliding them into a tablet docking station. Asus PadFone devices have been available in Taiwan for a few years and this year the Asus PadFone X became the first model to officially launch in the United States when AT&T began offering the 5 […]

Deals of the Day (8-20-2014)

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The Ace rAspire E11 notebook features a an 11.6 inch display, an Intel Celeron Bay Trail processor, and a relatively low price. It normally sells for $250 and up. But you can pick one up for $70 less than that at Best Buy. While this isn’t exactly the fastest laptop around, it’s a reasonably thin […]