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Acer Aspire S 13 review: An affordable ultraportable laptop (with a few quirks)

For the past few years Asus has kind of dominated the affordable ultrabook space with its Zenbook UX305 line of 13.3 inch notebooks weighing around 3 pounds or less and selling for around $699 and up. But this year Acer decided to get in on the action with the launch of the 3 pound Acer […]

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Gole1 mini PC review: Blurring the lines between tablets and desktop PCs

The Gole1 is a tiny computer that’s hard to categorize. It’s basically a compact desktop computer that you can also use as a tablet. Or maybe it’s a tablet with a really small screen, a bunch of ports, and a kind of thick case. Either way, it’s a small device that you can plug into […]

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Emtec GEM Box review (micro-console with GameFly streaming support)

Gaming can be an expensive hobby. The latest Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo game consoles costs hundreds of dollars, and gaming PCs can easily cost several times as much. Over the past few years a number of companies have tried to shake things up by launching micro-consoles which are typically smaller, cheaper, and less powerful than a PS4, […]

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Acer Switch Alpha 12 2-in-1 Windows tablet review

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is a Windows tablet with a high-resolution display, support for up to an Intel Core i7 Skylake processor, and a fanless design. But Acer doesn’t position the Switch Alpha 12 as a tablet. It’s listed in the laptop category on Acer’s website, and for good reason. Not only does the […]

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Asus Zenbook UX305UA laptop review (Core i5 Skylake model)

The Asus Zenbook UX305 line of laptops, are thin, light, and surprisingly cheap when you look at their spec sheets. Asus launched the first model in early 2015, offering a 2.7 pound laptop with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of solid state storage, and an Intel Core M processor for just $699. It certainly wasn’t the […]

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Kangaroo Mobile Desktop mini PC review

I’ve seen a lot of tiny desktop computers in the past few years. The Kangaroo Mobile Desktop is one of the most unusual. This little Windows 10 computer isn’t as small as an Intel Compute Stick or as powerful as an Intel NUC-style system. But this little computer from InFocus is small enough to slide into one pocket, speedy […]

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Intel Compute Stick Review (Atom x5, Windows 10 model)

There’s no shortage of devices that you can plug into the HDMI port of your TV to stream internet video. You can use a Roku Streaming Stick, an Amazon Fire TV Stick, or a Chromecast. At first glance, Intel’s Compute Stick looks a lot like those media streaming devices. But under the hood, the Compute […]

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AudioCast M5 is a $37 multi-room audio streamer, Chromecast Audio wannabe

Last year Google launched a tiny device called the Chromecast Audio that you can plug into any speaker to stream music from your phone or the internet to that speaker. This year Uyesee has introduced a similar device called the AudioCast M5. Like the Chromecast Audio it plugs into any speaker, pairs with an Android or […]

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Tronsmart Ara X5 mini PC review: It’s a real desktop PC… but not a super speedy one

Tronsmart is a Chinese company that first showed up on my radar a few years ago when the company began offering small Android-powered TV boxes and sticks. But like many Chinese manufacturers, Tronsmart isn’t just making products with ARM-based chips and Android software anymore. While the Tronsmart Ara x5 looks a lot like a small Roku-like […]