Asus MeMO Pad 8 Android tablet review


The Asus MeMO Pad 8 ME181C is an Android tablet with an 8 inch display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a $199 price tag. It’s also a surprisingly powerful machine for the price. Or maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise: after all the tablet has the same processor as the Asus Transformer Pad T100 – a […]

Acer Aspire V11 fanless, touchscreen laptop review


Acer recently introduced a series of affordable, portable Windows notebooks with low-power processors aimed at balancing performance and battery life. The Acer Aspire E 11 line of notebooks feature 11.6 inch displays, Intel Bay Trail processors, and starting prices as low as $250. The company also sells a similar laptop called the Aspire V11. The key […]

Acer Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 Windows tablet review


The Acer Aspire Switch 10 is a Windows tablet that you can use as a notebook… although I prefer to think of it the other way around. It makes a pretty great portable notebook which you can use as a tablet when the need arises. The system consists of a 10 inch tablet with an […]

Asus C200 Chromebook review: Long battery life, moderate performance

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The Asus C200 Chromebook is a 2.5 pound laptop that offers up to 12 hours of battery life and sells for just $249. It’s not the fastest notebook around, doesn’t have the best screen, and some folks might find Google’s Chrome OS operating system limiting. But there’s a lot to like about this little laptop… especially […]

Lilbits (6-19-2014): Enormous iWatch imminent?

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Let’s be honest. The reason you haven’t bought a smartwatch yet is because you’re disappointed with all the puny 1.6 inch screens. If a report from Reuters is to believed, Apple may have the answer. Apple is said to be planning to launch an iWatch with a 2.5 inch screen in October. According to the […]

Android TV boxes: Tronsmart Vega S89 vs. Rikomagic MK902


A new crop of Android TV boxes featuring Amlogic S802 processors are starting to hit the streets. Like earlier TV boxes, they’re designed to let you run Android apps ranging from Netflix to XBMC to Asphalt 8: Airborne and other games. But Amlogic’s new chip is said to be faster, offer better 3D graphics, and add […]

RCA’s Android-powered stereo system review

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The RCA Internet Music System is a home audio system with stereo 20W speakers, an integrated CD player, support for FM Radio, and the ability to act as a Bluetooth speaker for your phone, tablet, laptop, or other device. But what really makes this $178 stereo system unusual is the Android-powered tablet that acts as […]

Asus Chromebox review (Chrome desktop with Celeron CPU)

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Over the past few years, almost every major PC maker has released a low-cost laptop or two running Google’s Chrome operating system. But Asus is taking a slightly different approach: its first Chrome OS is a desktop. The Asus Chromebox is a tiny PC with an Intel Celeron processor, a nice range of ports, and […]

Acer C720p touchscreen Chromebook review

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Acer has made a habit of releasing Chromebooks which pack more power than you’d expect into a dirt cheap laptop. The company’s Acer C720 Chromebook has an Intel Celeron 2955U processor, an 11.6 inch display, and around 8 hours of battery life. Not bad for a notebook that sells for about $200. The company also […]

Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows tablet review

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The Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet is just a bit bigger than an iPad mini, but it packs enough power to handle desktop apps. It ships with Windows 8.1 software, comes with Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student pre-installed, and has an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor which provides the long battery life you expect […]

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Review

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The Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition is Samsung’s second 10-inch, pen-based Android tablet. Just like last year’s Note 10.1 this premium slate is designed for productivity and not just entertainment. Priced at about $550 the Note is at least $50 more than it’s closest tablet competition. The higher price isn’t just because of the HD+ resolution […]

Asus Transformer Book T100 review: Rebirth of the affordable portable PC

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Asus has long been a pioneer in the affordable portable computing space. The company practically invented the netbook market with the launch of the first Eee PC laptop in 2007. And while netbooks have pretty much disappeared from the mobile computing landscape, the legacy of inexpensive, portable computers lives on in the Asus Transformer Book […]

HP Chromebook 11 review: Sometimes less is more

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The HP Chromebook 11 is an affordable laptop that’s easy to tuck in your bag. It has an 11.6 inch display, weighs just 2.3 pounds, boots in seconds and resumes from sleep nearly instantly, making it both easy to use at a moment’s notice and easy to use on the go. But this little $280 […]