Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 Special Edition review

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Dell offers a line of convertible laptops with 13.3 inch touchscreen displays and a special hinge that lets you push the screen back 360 degrees and hold the tablet like a tablet. Prices for the Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 start at $500 for a model with an Intel Pentium processor and a 1366 x […]

Zotac ZBOX CI321 nano mini PC review

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Zotac has been producing compact computers for years and and the company’s ZBOX line of mini PCs now includes a wide range of models including expensive systems with discrete graphics cards, tiny low-power models that are small enough to slide in your pocket, and a number of models that fall somewhere in between. The ZBOX […]

Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on the 2GB Intel Compute Stick

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The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny computer that lets you run desktop apps on a TV when you plug the stick into an HDMI port. Intel offers Windows and Ubuntu Linux versions of the Compute Stick: but the operating system isn’t the only thing that makes one model different from the other. If you […]

Intel Compute Stick mini-computer (with Windows) review

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The Intel Compute Stick is a desktop computer that’s so small it doesn’t have to sit on your desk at all. Just plug the HDMI connector into a TV or monitor, connect a power source, and you can basically turn any display into a fully functional PC. The Compute Stick comes in two models: there’s […]

What’s new in Android 5.1 Lollipop?

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Google began rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop this week, and while some of the most important updates since Android 5.0 include bug fixes and stability improvements, there are a few new features that are more visible. If you have hardware that supports HD Voice features, Android 5.1 now include support (for T-Mobile and Verizon customers […]

Dell XPS 13 Broadwell notebook review

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It’s tough to make a laptop that stands out in 2015. There’s plenty of competition for the title of thinnest, lightest, best display, longest battery life, or best overall performance. But Dell managed to make a splash when the company introduced the latest version of its XPS 13 notebook at CES in January. It’s now available […]

10 Windows tablets for $150 or less

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There are dozens, of not hundreds of cheap tablets on the market. Many run Google Android software, but there are a growing number of inexpensive tablets which run Windows 8.1 software. Last year I put together a list of 6 Windows tablets that sold for $199 or less, but I had to do a bit […]

Dell Chromebook 11 (with Core i3) review

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Most Chromebooks are small, inexpensive laptops designed to run Google’s Chrome OS software. But Dell’s Chromebook 11 stands out from the crowd thanks to a business-like design, a sturdy case, and a decent keyboard, among other things. Dell’s Chromebooks are targeted at the education market, but they’re available for anyone to purchase. Prices start at […]

Asus EeeBook X205 budget Windows laptop review

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Asus practically invented the netbook with the launch of the Eee PC line of low-cost, mini-laptops in 2007. While the netbook moniker has fallen out of fashion in recent years, there’s no shortage of inexpensive portable computers these days, including Chromebooks, 2-in-1 tablets, and more basic laptops. Still, Asus has a longer history in this space […]

Rikomagic MK80 octa-core TV box mini-review

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Rikomagic’s MK80 TV box is one of the most powerful, versatile Android boxes I’ve tested to date. It’s also one of the most expensive, priced at around $150 and up. But while there are plenty of devices that let you run Android apps on a TV, the MK80 stands apart thanks to its speedy octa-core processor, […]

Tronsmart Orion R28 Android box mini-review

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Tronsmart offers a pretty wide range of boxes designed to bring Android apps to your TV. They come in different shapes and sizes, sport a range of processor and storage options, and sell for as little as $50 or as much as $150 or more. The Tronsmart Orion R28 is one of the company’s more recent […]

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review (Bay Trail and full HD)

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Over the past few years we’ve seen most major PC makers release inexpensive laptops running Google’s Chrome operating system. Most have the kind of features you’d expect from a low-cost laptop, including 1366 x 768 pixel displays, 2GB of RAM, and other entry-level specs. But Toshiba’s taken a slightly different approach with the Chromebook 2. […]