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Lilbits: Another Intel Core i9-13900H mini PC, another Beeper Mini v Apple update, and Asus ROG Ally 2 coming this year (maybe)

It’s only been a few months since the first mini PCs with Intel Core i9 processors began to hit the streets, but they’re becoming increasingly common. As spotted by the folks at, one of the latest is the Chatreey IT12, which is a compact desktop computer available with up to an Intel Core i9-13900H […]

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Daily Deals (11-30-2023)

The Asus ROG Ally handheld gaming PC was already pretty competitively priced when it first launched earlier this year, with a model sporting a Zen 1 Extreme processor selling for $700 (or just $50 more than a top-tier Steam Deck, while delivering much better performance, if less compelling software). But the entry-level $600 model with […]

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The Asus ROG Ally with AMD Ryzen Z1 is now available for $600 (or $100 less than the Z1 Extreme version)

The Asus ROG Ally is a handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display featuring a 120 Hz refresh rate, 16GB of LPDDR5-6400 memory, a 512GB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD and an AMD Ryzen Z1 series processor featuring RDNA 3 graphics. First announced in May, the ROG Ally […]

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Lilbits: Another cartridge-based retro game console, Asus ROG Ally’s overheating microSD card problem

The makers of the Evercade retro game console are back with something a bit more pocket-sized. The new Super Pocket is a Game Boy-like handheld with a small 320 x 280 pixel IPS LCD display above a D-Pad and a set of buttons. There are also shoulder buttons on the back. Two models go up […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Tab S9, Google Pixel 8, OnePlus Nord 3, and Steam Deck news

Samsung plans to launch its next-gen foldable smartphones and flagship tablets latest this month. But details have been leaking for a while. Now WinFuture has obtained a collection of picture showing off Samsung’s upcoming line of Android devices. Note that one model is missing: the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE, which is expected to be […]

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Lilbits: Searching handwritten notes on a Kobo Elipsa, Intel’s confusing chip names, and Asus ROG Ally repairability

Kobo and Amazon may be some of the biggest players in the eReader space, but while the companies have been producing E Ink devices focused on reading for years, they’re both relative newcomers to the E Ink tablet space… and it shows in the number of things that you couldn’t do with pen and tablet […]

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Lilbits: Chromebook X, Passkeys for Windows 11, and Pixel Tablet accessories

When the first Chromebooks launched more than a decade ago, it was probably fair to say that they shipped with a browser-based operating system designed to run web apps. But in the years since then, Google has built a lot of additional functionality into the operating system and added optional support for Android and Linux […]

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Asus ROG Ally now available from Asus and Best Buy for $700

The Asus ROG Ally might be the most widely anticipated handheld gaming PC since the Steam Deck. While there’s no shortage of other handhelds on the market these days, most come from small companies without major global retail or customer service and support networks. Asus, meanwhile, has been a major player in the PC gaming space […]

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Lilbits: 1st-gen Chromecast reaches end of life, Surface Pro X camera bug… surfaces, and mini-laptop and single-board PC updates

The thing about buying stuff from AliExpress is that you can’t always trust the product descriptions. When I wrote about a $350 mini-laptop with an 8 inch display and an Intel N100 processor last week, I took the description at face value. But our source for the original story now tells us that the little […]

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Compact Asus ROG HDMI charger dock lets you plug the ROG Ally (or other devices) into a TV while charging

The Asus ROG Ally handheld gaming PC is now available for pre-order for $700 and expected to begin shipping in June. With support for up to an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, it’s one of the most powerful handhelds in its price class. But that chip is also rather power-hungry, which can lead to limited […]