Mele PCG03 Windows mini PC review

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Chinese device maker Mele first caught my attention nearly 3 years ago when the company launched a TV box that could serve double duty as a little Linux PC. The company continues to offer a range of products including TV boxes with ARM chips and Android software. But they’ve also branched out into true PC […]

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 thelatest version of its XPS 13 notebook at CES in January. Here are a […]

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 […]

InkCase Plus mini review: E Ink case for smartphones

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The InkCase Plus is an E Ink display that you can pair with your smartphone and slap into the cover of a smartphone case. It lets you view pictures or read eBooks without turning your phone’s screen on. This can help save battery life and make it easier to view some content in direct sunlight or […]

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 […]

Allwinner A83T octa-core tablet mini-review (InFocus C2107)

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Allwinner’s A83T processor is an octa-core chip designed for entry level and mid-range tablets. The chip maker unveiled the processor in September, and tablets featuring the chip should begin shipping soon. Allwinner sent me one of the first of those tablets to test. The InFocus C2107 is a 7 inch Android tablet made by Foxconn. It […]

Rikomagic MK902 II Android box with RK3288 (mini-review)

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The Rikomagic MK902 II is a TV box that brings Android apps such as Netflix, YouTube, or XBMC/Kodie media center to your TV. Launched this summer, the box sells for about $127, and features some of the most powerful hardware currently available in a small, Android-powered TV box including a  quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 processor,  2GB […]

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. […]

Google Nexus 6 smartphone review

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Google’s latest Nexus smartphone is its most powerful yet. It has the fastest processor, the most RAM, and also the biggest battery of any Nexus phone to date. It also has the best camera, the biggest screen… and the biggest price tag. The Google Nexus 6 has a high-resolution 6 inch screen, a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 […]

Samsung Chromebook 2 (Bay Trail) review

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Samsung’s latest Chrome OS laptop might be one of the company’s best to date. The Samsung Chromebook 2 with a Bay Trail processor hits a pretty sweet spot between price, performance, and portability… although it does have a few quirks. This $250 laptop runs for up to 9 hours on a charge, packs enough horsepower […]

Google Nexus 9 tablet review

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Four years ago Google and HTC partnered to create the first product in the Google Nexus line. The Nexus One was a smartphone that showcased Google’s vision for what an Android device could be… and it was a pretty stellar device by 2010 standards. Since then Google has worked with manufacturers to release 5 more […]

Google Nexus Player Android TV box review

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The Google Nexus Player is a $99 box you connect to a TV to stream movies and music from the internet, play video games, and run other apps on your TV. It’s basically Google’s answer to the Apple TV, Roku, and other devices designed to make your TV “smart.” It’s also the first device to […]