Black Friday 2014 mobile tech deals

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You don’t have to wait for Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) to score a good deal on a tablet, laptop, or other gadget. There are some pretty great deals all throughout the year. But if you do plan to do some shopping around the holiday season, we’re expecting some pretty good deals this year. […]

Archos 80 Cesium is a low-cost Windows tablet

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French electronics company Archos has released dozens of low-cost Android tablets over the past few years. Now the company’s launching its first budget Windows tablet. The company unveiled plans to launch an 8 inch Windows tablet called the Archos 80 Cesium this summer. It’s not available for purchase yet, but Archos has posted more details about the […]

ARM Cortex-A12 and Cortex-A17 chips are identical

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When Chinese chip maker Rockchip launched its RK3288 processor earlier this year there was some confusion about whether it was based on ARM Cortex-A12 or Cortex-A17 designs. It turns out it doesn’t matter: ARM says that while the two types of chips were originally designed to offer different performance levels, but due to demand for better […]

Ematic’s budget Windows tablets coming soon for $100 and up

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Ematic has been selling low-cost Android tablets for a few years, and now the company’s getting ready to launch its first low-cost Windows tablets. We spotted a 7 inch Windows tablet from Ematic at the FCC in November, but it looks like the company also has 8 and 10 inch models on the way. All […]

Asus Zenbook UX305 ultrabook with Core M Broadwell hits the FCC

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The first Asus laptop to feature an Intel Core M processor is on the way. Asus introduced the Zenbook UX305 ultrabook with a low-power Intel Core M Broadwell processor in September. This week the thin and light laptop showed up at the FCC website. It should be available for purchase soon. The notebook features a 13.3 […]

Micro Center is selling a $60 Windows tablet

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Prices for Windows tablets have been falling quickly… but things are just starting to get silly. US retailer Micro Center is now selling a Windows tablet for just $60. Sure, that’s a sale price, but even at full price the WinBook TW70CA-17 only sells for $90. That makes this 7 inch Windows 8.1 tablet cheaper […]

Karbonn’s Android One smartphone hits the UK

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Google’s Android One initiative is a program designed to help device makers offer low-cost Android phones with decent performance and software updates that come straight from Google. The program is initially targeting developing markets, which is why up until recently you could only buy Android One devices in India. But now one of the Indian […]

Deals of the Day (11-25-2014)

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is an Android tablet with a 12.2 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and support for pressure-sensitive input from a digital pen. Samsung’s biggest Android tablet normally sells for $600, but you can often find it on sale for less… and right now […]

Meizu’s first Ubuntu phones coming in early 2015

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Chinese phone maker Meizu had already announced plans to launch a smartphone running a version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Now Meizu and Canonical have signed an agreement to launch the first of those phones in early 2015. While Meizu’s phones will run software based on Ubuntu, the company is developing its own custom […]

Microsoft’s holiday Music Deals promotion is crazy good

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Microsoft launched Music Deals last month, offering a new crop of deeply discounted MP3 albums every week. Normally that means you can score one DRM-free album of music for $0.99 and about 100 more for $1.99 each. But Microsoft is shaking things up a bit in time for the holidays: For the next 20 days […]

Dell’s Venue 8 7000 ultra-thin tablet hits the FCC

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The Dell Venue 8 7000 Series is an Android tablet with an Intel Atom Moorefield processor, a high-resolution display, an Intel RealSense Snapshot camera, and a super-slim case: the tablet measure just 6mm, or about 0.24 inches thick. Dell’s expected to start selling the tablet for around $499 in the next few weeks, and this […]

CuBoxTV: Tiny $100 Linux-based XBMC media center

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SolidRun’s CuBox line of tiny desktop computers are cubes that measure just 2 inches across. But the little boxes sport Ethernet jacks, optical audio output, 2 USB ports and a micro USB port. They also feature microSD cards for storage, dual or quad-core ARM-based processors, and up to 2GB of RAM. You can use them […]

Deals of the Day (11-25-2014)

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Black Friday is still a few days away, but there are a ton of deals on laptops, tablets, desktops, media players, and all sorts of other goodies in today’s daily deals roundup. For instance you can pick up an Acer Chromebook with an Intel Haswell processor for as little as $180, an 8 inch Windows […]