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GEEKOM Mini Air12 Review: An affordable Intel N100 mini PC with DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen 3 storage

There are more “4 inch x 4 inch” form-factor mini PCs available now than you can shake the proverbial stick at, including high-priced, high-performance models like the Simply NUC Onyx NUC13OXv9 and GEEKOM Mini IT13, as well as cheaper, more energy-efficient models like the GEEKOM Mini Air12. This little computer looks a lot like an Intel […]

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ACEMAGIC TANK03 Review: Tiny gaming PC with up to Core i9-12900H and NVIDIA RTX 3080M

The ACEMAGIC TANK03 is a mini PC with the kind of features you’d expect from a premium gaming laptop, including support for up to a 12th-gen Intel Core i9 H-series processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080M graphics. But instead of putting those components in a laptop, ACEMAGIC stuffed them inside a tiny desktop computer that’s just a […]

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iKOOLCORE R2 Review: A 3 inch mini PC with four 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports and up to Intel Core i3-N300

There are mini PCs and then there are really miniature computers. The iKOOLCORE line of mini PCs fall into the second category, with extraordinarily small bodies. But they still tend to pack a lot of features into that small space. The new iKOOLCORE R2 is just 75 x 75 x 52 mm (2.96 x 2.96 x 2.05 […]

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Simply NUC Onyx NUC13OXv9 Review: 4×4 Mini PC with Intel Core i9-13900H

The Simply NUC Onyx range of mini PCs feature feature Intel’s 13th generation Raptor Lake “H” series processors and use the familiar 4×4 inch “NUC” form factor. They’re some of the newest systems from Simply NUC, a company that specialises in providing small form factor computing solutions for business and enterprise customers. The star of the […]

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Framework Laptop AMD review: Modular laptop with Ryzen 7040U is a big step forward

Framework entered the laptop market in 2021 with a new kind of notebook computer: one that features a modular, customizable, repairable, and upgradeable design. Right out of the box, the company delivered on its promise to let users customize their systems with their choice of ports. And the original Framework with a 13.5 inch display […]

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MeLE Overclock 3C review: Pocket-sized mini PC with an Intel Celeron N5095 Jasper Lake processor

The MeLE Overclock 3C is a pocket-sized computer from MeLE that stands out from most other mini PCs in a few ways. For one thing, it’s one of the slimmest mini PCs we’re aware of that features user-upgradable memory. It’s also one of MeLE’s first mini PCs to be powered through a USB Type-C port. […]

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Acer Aspire 3 review: An affordable laptop with an AMD “Mendocino” processor

The Acer Aspire 3 (A315-24P-R758B) is a budget laptop that shows you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to get decent performance… as long as you temper your expectations. The notebook offers an interesting value proposition: pay $400 and you get a 4 pound notebook with a 15.6 inch full HD display, 8GB of LPDDR5 […]

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Lilbits: Deus Ex Go(es away), Framework Chromebook reviews, and new phones

Every now and again a company decides to remind us that many of the digital products we’ve paid for aren’t really ours to keep forever. More than a decade ago, Amazon caught flak for (somewhat ironically) removing copies of George Orwell’s 1984 from Kindle users’ devices. When Microsoft stopped selling eBooks a few years ago, […]

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Google Play Store now shows ratings from people using devices like yours

User reviews for apps and games should give you an idea of whether the game is challenging, fun to play, or a buggy mess, or apps are worth the money the developer is charging. But up until recently there’s been a problem with reviews for Android apps that you saw in the Google Play Store: […]

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Framework Laptop Review: Modular, repairable, upgradeable laptop with a 12th-gen Intel Core processor

It’s not often that a new company enters a highly competitive market and delivers something that truly stands out. But that’s exactly what Framework did when the startup introduced its first laptop last year. It’s a sleek, sturdy notebook with an excellent display, keyboard, and touchpad. But it’s also a modular laptop that lets you […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6 reviews, Kodi 19.3, and JioPhone Next

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reviews are starting to arrive, and they’re looking pretty good. The phones aren’t perfect, but they seem to largely deliver on Google’s promises, and with prices starting at $599, they’re more affordable many competitors, which make any flaws a lot easier to handle. In other recent tech news […]

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HP Pavilion Aero 13 review: 2.2 pound notebook with Ryzen 5000U for $750 and up

The HP Pavilion Aero 13 is a laptop that delivers excellent all-around performance, decent battery life in a surprisingly compact and affordable package. Weighing just under 2.2 pounds, the HP Pavilion Aero has a starting price of $750. While that’s not surprising for a member of the HP Pavilion line of laptops, which are typically […]

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Review roundup: Framework’s modular, upgradeable, repairable laptop

Laptop computers have gotten thinner, lighter, and more powerful over the years. They’ve also gotten harder to upgrade or repair, as most PC makers have sacrificed user-accessible components to get those thin and light designs. The Framework Laptop is something different. It’s reasonably compact for a notebook with a 13.5 inch display, but it’s designed to […]

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Nano review (2 pound notebook that punches above its weight class)

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano is a thin and light laptop that weighs just about 2 pounds and measures about 0.66 of an inch thick. But despite its compact size, the laptop is a productivity workhorse. It has a 13 inch, 2160 x 1350 display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and a matte, non-glare finish, support for […]