Topton L4 is mini-laptop with a 7 inch display, 8GB of RAM, and $299 starting price

Chinese PC maker Topton has been producing small desktop computers for years, but now the company is getting into the small laptop business. The new Topton L4 is a mini-laptop with a 7 inch touchscreen display, an aluminum body, and one of the most affordable price tags for a product in this category. It sells for $299 […]

Peakago 7 inch laptop gets a spec bump ahead of launch (crowdfunding)

The Peakago is a 7 inch mini-laptop that’s up for pre-order through an Indiegogo campaign that runs through mid-December. With prices starting as low as $269 during the crowdfunding campaign, it’s one of the most affordable mini-laptops to date. But it’s also one of the least powerful to date. The good news is that Peakago […]

GA-PICO3350 is Gigabyte’s smallest motherboard to date (embedded CPU + RAM and storage slots)

Measuring just about 3.9″ x 2.8″, the new Gigabyte GA-PICO3350 motherboard is just a little larger than a Raspberry Pi Model B (3.4″ x 2.2″). But while the Raspberry Pi features an ARM-based processor and embedded memory, Gigabyte’s tiny board has a DDR3L SODIMM slot for laptop-type memory plus an mSATA/mini PCIe slot for storage. […]

Gigabyte launches a single-board PC with quad-core Intel Apollo Lake CPU

About two years after releasing a single-board computer with a low-power Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core Apollo Lake processor, Gigabyte is adding a new model to the lineup. The new Gigabyte SBCAP3940 is still a small computer board that measures just 5.7″ a 4″ and which features an Apollo Lake CPU. But the new model has […]

Gigabyte’s latest single-board PC has a quad-core processor, upgradeable memory and storage

About a year after launching a single-board computer with an Intel Apollo Lake processor and support for a solid state drive and laptop-style RAM, Gigabyte has a new model. The only real difference between last year’s GA-SBCAP3350 and this year’s GA-SBCAP3450 is that the new model has a quad-core Intel Celeron N3450 processor rather than […]

18 more Chromebooks can now run Linux apps (every model with an Intel Apollo Lake chip)

There are a growing number of Chromebooks that can now run Linux applications thanks to Google’s Project Crostini. And when I say growing number, I mean that this week Google added support for 18 Chromebooks. In a nutshell, if you have a Chromebook with an Intel Apollo Lake processor, you should be able to enable […]

T-bao Tbook X8S Pro is an Apollo Lake laptop with NVIDIA graphics

Most laptops with discrete graphics are premium gaming machines or mobile workstations aimed at folks that need a high-performance GPU for graphic design, video editing, or gaming. And then there’s the T-bao Tbook Pro X86. It’s a $299 laptop with an NVIDIA graphics card and a low-power Intel Celeron Apollo Lake processor. Is it the […]

Intel outlines changes in the architecture for upcoming Gemini Lake chips

Intel officially introduced its first Gemini Lake chips based on the new Goldmont Plus microarchitecture earlier this month. But apart from promising some improvements for wireless networks, battery life, and displays, the company didn’t tell us much about how the new chips are actually different from the Apollo Lake processors they’ll replace. Now the company […]

Minix Neo N42C-4 mini PC with Pentium N4200 coming soon for $299

The latest tiny desktop computer from Minix is set to ship later this month. The Minix Neo N42-C is a compact computer with an Intel Pentium N4200 quad-core Apollo Lake processor, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit software, Gigabit Ethernet, mini DisplayPort and full-sized HDMI ports. It’s expected to sell for about $299 when it goes on sale […]