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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 […]

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Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 review: A Windows 10 notebook for under $200… but it comes at a cost

There’s been a resurgence of small, low-cost laptops in the past few years. The term “netbook” may have died around the turn of the decade, but low-cost Chromebooks continue to grow in popularity, and in recent years Acer, Asus, HP, and Lenovo have all introduced small Windows notebooks with price tags in the $200 to […]

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Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 reviews are in… and they’re mostly positive

Microsoft has always positioned the Surface Pro line of products as tablets that can replace your laptop. These days people are finally starting to believe that’s true: last year’s Surface Pro 3 had powerful hardware, strong software, and a decent hinge and optional keyboard dock that truly allowed you to use the notebook like either a tablet […]

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Acer Aspire R11 convertible Windows notebook review

Convertible laptops used to be expensive. These days companies including Asus, Acer, Lenovo, and HP all have notebooks that can transform into tablets with price tags around $400 or lower. Acer’s latest entry into the cheap convertible space is the Aspire R11. It’s a notebook with an 11.6 inch touchscreen display, an Intel Braswell processor, […]

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Dell Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 Special Edition review

Dell offers a line of convertible laptops with 13.3 inch touchscreen displays and a special hinge that lets you push the screen back 360 degrees and hold the tablet like a tablet. Prices for the Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 start at $500 for a model with an Intel Pentium processor and a 1366 x […]