Apple Mac with M1 chip review roundup: Blazing fast, energy efficient, with some frustrating limitations

Apple made some bold claims when the company unveiled its first custom chip designed for Mac computers. It looks like many of those claims were true. The new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac Mini with Apple M1 processors are shipping today, and the first reviews have gone live. For the most part, tech journalists […]

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 reviews show Snapdragon 850 is a (small) step in the right direction

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 850 processor is designed specifically for Windows on ARM devices like the Lenovo Yoga C630 and Samsung Galaxy Book2. The chip maker says it offers up to 30 percent better performance over the Snapdragon 835 processor that powered earlier devices like the Asus NovaGo… which is a good thing, because the NovaGo […]

Windows 10 ARM reviews hint at good things to come (but mixed bag at present)

Here’s the sales pitch for Windows 10 laptops and tablets with ARM-based processors: you get super long battery life and smartphone-like always-connected capabilities in a device that can be thinner and/or lighter than a typical Intel or AMD-powered computer. But there’s a tradeoff: today’s fastest ARM processors still offer the kind of power you’d expect […]

ReMarkable E Ink writing slate review roundup: niche, expensive, but very good

The ReMarkable tablet is unlike just about anything else on the market today. It’s not really designed to compete with a Kindle or an iPad Pro, although it has some features that you’d expect from each. Instead, the ReMarkable is basically a digital reading, writing, and sketching device. It has a 10.3 inch E Ink […]

Moto Z2 Force review roundup: Decent phone with unbreakable (but scratch-prone) display

Motorola’s Moto Z2 Force is a phone that’s unusual in a few ways. As part of the Moto Z lineup, it’s one of a handful of smartphones that support Motorola’s MotoMods, which are basically accessories that snap onto the back of the phone rather than connecting via USB or Bluetooth. And as part of the […]