Surface Go 64GB eMMC – How much slower is the $399 model anyway?

Here’s our first look at the entry-level Surface Go, and its slower storage. With the reviews of the new Microsoft Surface Go landing one thing is obvious: everyone is looking at the more expensive $550 version with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as the one to buy versus the $399 option with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of space. Part of that is just the expectation of 8GB of RAM is better especially if using something like the Chrome browser. But the real concern is the type of storage used – eMMC – which is expected to be significantly slower than SSD found in the more expensive model. If you don’t know the difference, we wrote an excellent primer on how the two storage formats compare. But what about real-world benchmarks? Surface Go 64GB eMMC – How much slower is the $399 model anyway?

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Lenovo Miix 630 (review): A solid Windows 10 on ARM PC for those on the go

Lenovo Miix 630 (review): A solid Windows 10 on ARM PC for those on the go

A new Windows 10 PC with a Snapdragon 835 gets the Lenovo experience.

So far, HP has had the ARM PC market for tablets with keyboards all to itself, but Lenovo recently soft-launched its Miix 630 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (the Snapdragon 850 is not expected until the end of 2018).

On the first pass, the Miix 630 strikes a strong resemblance to the HP Envy x2, but that’s not due to copying, but rather both are based off Qualcomm’s reference design for such an ideal Snapdragon-powered Windows tablet. That’s a good thing as it’s a winning composition (certainly better than HP’s attempt at an Intel version).

How does the Lenovo’s Miix 630 compare to the HP Envy x2 and is this a worthy Windows 10 on ARM device? Check out my latest video review to find out. Lenovo Miix 630 (review): A solid Windows 10 on ARM PC for those on the go

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This looks like a very rock solid pic if you are looking for a new laptop with peak performance.

ASUS’s new ZenBook S is thin and light without skimping on specs

Thinner than a MacBook, lighter than an XPS, 100% looks like an ASUS. The new ASUS ZenBook S leverages a confluence of technologies to create a laptop that is balances power and portability in a way that was unfathomable just a few years ago. It barely weighs 2.3 pounds and measures just a hair over half and inch thick, but it still packs the latest processors, more than enough RAM, and enough battery to easily get through a whole day of work and play. Let’s run down the specs. We’re looking at Intel’s 8th Gen processors in a Core i5 or i7 variety, a 13.3-inch 4K or FHD display with slim 5.9mm bezels, Intel HD Graphics 620, a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports, up to 16GB of RAM, and a full terabyte of PCIe SSD storage — all in a thin-and-light metal unibody package. ASUS is playing up comparisons with other laptops; at 2.3 pounds it’s significantly lighter than the 2.67-pound Dell XPS 13, and at 12.9mm thick it’s just a hair slimmer than Apple’s MacBook laptop (and far more imp ASUS’s new ZenBook S is thin and light without skimping on specs

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Best 12-Inch and Under Laptop of 2018

If you are looking for a great tablet/laptop that will not break the bank, I believe this surface pro from Microsoft will be a great pick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Microsoft Surface Pro

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Best HP Laptop of 2018? You Decide!

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HP Spectre 13t

High-quality build and powerful hardware. See at HP

HP’s refreshed 13-inch Spectre is a notebook laptop with a high build quality, thin chassis, and powerful hardware inside. Choose from 8th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processors (CPU), up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and up to a 1TB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD). The 13.3-inch touch display is available in FHD or 4K, and the ports, including two Thunderbolt 3 (4x lanes of PCIe) and a USB-C 3.1, look to the future. Configurations start at about $1,050. Bottom line: The HP Spectre 13t is one fine laptop, and looks to be the best overall for most people. Best HP Laptop of 2018

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I like this laptop because it is lightweight, but also durable.  16GB of DD3 Ram should be more than enough.  HP is still one of my top brands that I recommend to my customers at Whitney PC Repair.

9 laptop bags we legitimately love

Everybody needs a good laptop bag. These are Team Windows Central’s current favorites. A laptop without a good bag to tote it around is like toast without butter or jam; an ice cream sundae with no cherry; a margarita minus the tequila; a you get the point. Laptops are purposefully portable, but if you want to really get the most of your notebook PC, you need a quality bag to pair it with. Laptop bags aren’t simply about function, however. They’re expressions of individual style and personality. 9 laptop bags we legitimately love

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Best Convertible Laptop in 2018 Goes To Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is quite a treat.  It definitely deserves the honor of best convertible laptop for 2018.  I would not mind adding one of these to my arsenal very soon.  Check out other Computer Laptop Reviews as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

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Best Laptop by Touchpad of 2018

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Microsoft Surface Book 2

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Microsoft really took its time honing the Precision touchpad on the Surface Book 2, and the result is an amazing laptop with an equally amazing touchpad. The second generation notebook is as good, if not better than the first. It lets you take advantage of all Windows 10 Precision gestures, and enjoy the glide of the smooth glass finish. The touchpad is a single piece without visible buttons, adding to the overall sleek design of the Surface Book. Configurations start at about $1,199. Bottom line: Choose the Microsoft Surface Book 2 if you want the laptop with the single best touchpad. Best Laptop by Touchpad of 2018

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ASUS’ thin ZenBook Pro 15 packs a punch with Core i9 CPU, GTX 1050 graphics

The latest ZenBook Pro 15 is a relatively petite performance machine. ASUS this week took the wraps off of its new ZenBook Pro 15, and if you’re looking for impressive specs with a thin profile, it fits the bill (via PCGamer). ASUS’ thin ZenBook Pro 15 packs a punch with Core i9 CPU, GTX 1050 graphics

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