Lilbits: Cyberdecks, Chromebooks, Kindle jailbreaks, and Linux phones

William Gibson coined the word cyberdeck in his 1984 novel Neuromancer to describe a kind of mobile device that one could use to connect to cyberspace. These days most of us just use phones or PCs… but there’s a thriving community of folks making their own cyberdecks by combining modern tech with retro-futuristic aesthetics. One […]

Asus PN41 fanless mini PC with Intel Jasper Lake chips coming soon

A few years after launching the Asus PN40 line of small form-factor desktop computers with fanless designs and support for low-power 6-watt Intel Celeron or Pentium Silver chips, Asus is preparing to launch a new model called the Asus PN41. It will likely be virtually identical to its predecessor on the outside, but under the […]

Asus Chromebook CM3000 is a 10.5 inch 2-in-1 tablet

The Asus Chromebook family includes a range of laptops featuring different screen sizes, processors, and price points. Some are convertibles with touchscreen displays and 360-degree hinges, while others are clamshell-style notebooks. But it’s been a few years since Asus offered a straight-up Chrome OS tablet designed to be used with or without a keyboard. Now […]

Microsoft reveals 5 new budget laptops for education with optional 4G LTE (including the cheapest Windows on Snapdragon laptop to date)

As the BETT 2021 education conference kicks off (virtually), Microsoft has is announcing five new low-cost Windows laptops with 11.6 inch displays that will be available for education customers with prices starting as low as $185. All of the new laptops are also available with optional support for 4G LTE connectivity, and with a starting […]

Lilbits: A color E Ink phone, Intel’s new CEO, and more CES product launches

Chinese electronics company Hisense is one of the only companies in recent years to sell smartphones with E Ink displays. Until recently, that meant phones with black and white screens, but now that color E Ink is a thing, Hisense unveiled a color model last year, and a YouTuber has posted a new unboxing and […]