Posted on October 21, 2012 by Mark Urbin
$250 is a very good price point for a light laptop for basic email/web surfing/document editing. It’s not a full feature laptop with a full OS, that is one reason the price point is the same as a 7″ Android tablet. It’s fairly full featured hardware wise. Web cam, USB ports, card reader and a 16GB Flash drive for storage. This $250 laptop is a good second system. I have a big desktop with a Drobo for storage, picture editing and other higher end functions. For the cost of the Nexus 7, you can get a real keyboard and better monitor. I’ve been using tablets, both iOS and Android for years, but I keep coming back to a device with a real keyboard for content creation.
For another $80, you can get a 3G version of this Chromebook, which is important if you are going to be using this device on the road. It really does require Internet access to be entirely useful.
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Posted on December 29, 2010 by Mark Urbin
Get your hot iPad2 rumors here.
Some of the highlights:
- Slightly smaller
- better speakers
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Posted on May 30, 2010 by Mark Urbin
I have been looking at iPad apps for usability issues for the past few weeks. Here is a quick list of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The good: IMDB, Scifi Wire, Adobe Touch
The bad: The buggy WordPress app
The Ugly: AP News
About the iPad itself, very slick, very cool/fun to use. On the down side, no SD slot, no USB, and Apple’s “walled garden.”
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Posted on April 8, 2010 by Mark Urbin
I do like the look of this HP tablet. For the rumored $600 price tag, it supports an impressive feature list.
- 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor
- an 8.9-inch, multi-touch display
- 32 or 64 GB of Flash storage
- 1 GB of DDR RAM
- Windows Home 7 Premium
- a VGA Webcam
- an Intel UMA graphics chip that supports 1080p, high-definition video playback
Oh, and it supports Flash, has at least one USB port and a SD slot.
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