Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Tabletop computers are the latest thing this season. They’re flat enough to mount into a coffee table. The ones getting the best reviews are full-fledged Windows 8 computers and cost $900 to $1800. They have stands – like a kickstand – if you prefer it that way.
The 27-inch Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon is the jazziest and
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Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Interesting new android tablet from a company we never heard of: Astak. It’s called a Neos, costs a bit under $500 and is permanently mounted on an inclined stand. The whole thing is much heavier than a tablet alone, and you wouldn’t want to hold it in your lap. In fact, our initial reaction was negative. Like: who needs this? Now we love it. It’s like having a small TV in the kitchen. Listen to music, watch news and lectures, display recipes as you work, play games. It seems to be waterproof, though we don’t want to try dunking it in the sink. Many apps are available offline, others require the Internet, cabled or wireless. It also takes camera cards […]
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Posted on September 19th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A friend of ours, a lifelong Windows user, switched to the Mac after a bad experience with Windows 8. This causes us to rethink our latest Windows recommendations.
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Posted on September 15th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
If you thought a $300 computer was cheap, just wait for the next one. Dell is working on a $100 Android computer the size of a USB thumb drive. Testers are now trying it out.
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Posted on August 5th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A reader presented us the following dilemma: He is retiring soon and will need a phone and a computer, or maybe just a tablet. What should he get? We suggested he get all three, which if bought at current discounted prices, cost no more than just getting an iPad. Buying older versions of each of these, the total cost could come in as low as $400 and $530 at the maximum. Getting a new iPad by itself would cost $500. Here’s how it works: The iPhone Most people say that the iPhone is easier to use than an Android phone. We have to agree. We got an Android phone because we wanted to be able to test Android apps for […]
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Posted on July 23rd, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Windows “Ultrabooks” are thin, fast competitors to the Macbook Air. They usually come with relatively small solid-state drives (SSD) that use the same technology as so-called thumb or flash drives. Typically they hold around 128 gigabytes. That’s not half as much as a typical Windows laptop, but there’s a way to extend it.
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Posted on April 8th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
TinyURL.com/PortCentral shows you a wall chart view of all the parts in your computer and what they’re called. Like, what are those different connectors on the back for? And how can I tell the difference between a parallel port, a serial port, Firewire, USB, and all that other stuff. Interesting.
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Posted on March 26th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Here are two things we learned from the site DealNews.com:
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Posted on March 25th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
All about “refurbs,” as they’re called -– short for refurbished:
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Posted on March 23rd, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
One reason so many people like a laptop is its portability. But desktops don’t have to be the big boxes called towers.
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