Archive | October, 2014

Chromebook prices could drop – Digitimes

Posted on 28 October 2014

Digitimes, the Taiwanese IT news outlet, has an interesting Chromebook teaser up today. According to ‘sources’ there’s a bit of a fight breaking out among the big OEMs. Acer, HP and Samsung are to “launch new products to defend their market shares” while Dell, ASUS and Lenovo are looking to increase share. ASUS, it’s said, is to launch ‘many’ different models in Q4 2014.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick does Miracast too for just $39

Posted on 27 October 2014

Every Windows 8 tablet I’ve tried recently supports Miracast but I rarely use it because it’s never plugged into my TV. I’ve thought about getting a cheap stick I can leave in the living room TV but never really got round to it. Now that the $39 Amazon Fire TV stick has been announced though I think the solution will be a no-brainer.

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Clean Computing for better Privacy with Chromebooks

Posted on 25 October 2014

Your privacy is important. While you might be happy with people watching you doing ‘acceptable’ things, what if you change in the future? What if the definition of ‘acceptable’ changes and you don’t agree? What if you live in a country where freedom of speech is restricted? Chromebooks can’t hide you on the internet but they can perform as a clean client from which you can work and walk away […]

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Lenovo N20p convertible, touch Chromebook review. (Long term.)

Posted on 23 October 2014

The Lenovo N20p has been in use since it arrived nearly 2 months ago and looks likely to stay that way. Why? Because it’s the perfect round-the-house mini laptop, has great battery life and is, importantly, more fun and stable than other budget devices. If you like the idea of a touch-enabled convertible read on because this is a full review of the Lenovo N20p convertible ‘laplet’ Chromebook.

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Increase Chromebook storage speed with a USB 3.0 SSD

Posted on 21 October 2014

Local storage on Chromebooks is minimal and in some cases it’s too little. You can stream videos and music from the cloud but that’s not practical when you’re on the go so you’ll need a lot more local storage if you want to listen to a good music collection or have a wide choice of videos on planes, trains and automobiles. Some Chromebooks can be upgraded and the C720 is a great example […]

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Samsung Chromebook 2 now available with Celeron at $249 (USA). Specs and video.

Posted on 19 October 2014

The 11-inch  Samsung Chromebook 2 update is official in the USA. Samsung have a product page (videos too) and  reviews from some big tech websites are already out there.  This upgrade from Samsung’s Exynos ARM-architecture CPU uses the Intel Celeron N2840, brings AC WiFI and gives you a free software pack. It costs $250 and looks like it could be very popular in Q4. It’s still fanless, still has the 30Wh battery inside and […]

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Acer’s Chromebook 2 CB5 is the cheapest laptop with full HD screen – $249

Posted on 17 October 2014

The Acer Chromebook 2 CB5 with 1920×1080 screen qualifies, today, as the cheapest full HD screen laptop ever. For a crazy $249 in the USA (and this is very much a USA exclusive) you’ll get this lightweight Chromebook with 16GB storage and 2GB RAM. The Acer CB5 Chromebook is now number 4 in our Chromebook charts, and rising fast. [Acer Chromebook 13 CB5 Specifications and info here.]

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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro (Core M) performance tests reveal throttling, fan noise!

Posted on 16 October 2014

The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro launched last week and has been handled by enough people now for us to get an idea of the performance of the Core M platform and the quality of the product. It’s the worlds-thinnest 2-in-1 and weighs just 1.19 KG which, for a 13.3-inch convertible is quite impressive. Lenovo have squeezed in a reasonably sized battery and there are a few other highlight features too.

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 thoughts and videos. (P.S. I’ve ordered one)

Posted on 15 October 2014

I can’t get the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 off my mind. What has the Surface Pro 3, the Flex 10 and the Samsung Q1u got in common? A stand! The Lenovo Yoga tablet 2 8 (and 10-inch) has a stand too and at under 1 pound / 426 grams it’s the lightest self-standing PC in the world. That makes it interesting for me, especially as it’s got a 1920×1200 […]

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Lenovo Yoga 2 Tablets have unique Windows tablet PC design

Posted on 13 October 2014

    The updated Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet range is now available in three versions and two of those are running Windows. The unique design offers something special for the portrait hand-holder and, some might say “at last” a built-in stand on a small Windows tablet. The two Yoga 2 tablets are running on the Baytrail-T platform (we’re not expecting any performance increases over the Miix 2 8 and Miix […]

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Chromebook Resources at

Posted on 09 October 2014

We’ve completed updating our database with all the Chromebooks available in the market today. That’s 29 different Chromebooks from 8 manufacturers with 6 different screen sizes ranging from 11.6-inches to 14-inches with ARM and Intel processors ranging from basic to powerful. There are laptops and convertibles with and without touchscreens.


Free, unlimited Google Drive for Education Users

Posted on 01 October 2014

The price of online storage continues to drop and if you’re a Google Apps for Education user, it’s just dropped to zero, with unlimited storage on the new Google Drive for Education package. Google Drive for Education comes with unlimited storage so there’s no need to compare with the competitors. It also comes with two additional tools that will assist with legal or company requirements. Google Apps Vault is a tool […]

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