Personal Computing

My Apple M1 Mac Mini Purchase After 90 Days: Any Regrets?

Though this belief is often challenged by sub-optimal iPadOS apps (particularly Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint), I’ve always thought of my trusty iPad as the more likely contender for computing in the world of tomorrow. However, after using Apple’s new M1-based Mac mini for nearly three months, I’ve decided it’s unlikely I will use the …

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Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro One Month In Review: A Solid Step Up

Last month at Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung launched its newest wireless earbuds, the Galaxy Buds Pro. You can read my full coverage of the event here. The Galaxy Buds Pro is the new and improved follow-on to the previously launched Galaxy Buds Live.   The number of companies that producing premium wireless earbuds is astounding. The competition for …

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Smartphones Diversify With New Rollables And Foldables As Market Matures

Smartphones are currently in the same transformational phase that we saw PCs go through over the last 10 years. While the PC category used to be defined by desktops and laptops, now, a PC has many different forms. These range from form factors like Dell’s Optiplex 3090, which neatly and discretely hides inside of a …

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ThinkReality A3 Expands Lenovo’s Leadership Position In Enterprise XR At CES 2021

I have been covering XR for many years, from both the PC and mobile perspective. One of the companies in the industry that has always been willing to take a risk is Lenovo—something I was saying about the company even before its launch of the Mirage Solo and Mirage Camera with Google. Lately, Lenovo has …

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Samsung Expands Chromebook And Tablet Offerings At CES 2021

Last week, I attended the first-ever entirely virtual CES. It was an exhilarating week where some of the world’s biggest companies launched a plethora of new products from TVs to Smartphones to PCs and everything in between. Samsung is no stranger to launching products at CES and took last year as an opportunity to dig …

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G Review: Nailed It

The Samsung Galaxy lineup welcomed additions to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra, launching virtually at CES last week. The Galaxy Unpacked event showed the new S21 devices and the new Galaxy Buds Pro. You can read my full take here. Previously, the Galaxy S20 smartphone lineup was one that I spent much …

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Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Review: A Big Step Forward

Over the past week, Samsung virtually announced the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus, and Galaxy S21 Ultra at their Galaxy Unpacked event last Thursday, which I attended, along with Moor Insights & Strategy analyst Anshel Sag, where Samsung released its new line of phones. You can find my coverage of the Unpacked 2021 event, Galaxy …

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Dell Elevates The Work From Home Experience At CES 2021

Dell has a history of making big product launches at CES, across multiple product segments in its client product portfolio. This year, Dell’s new products center around commercial clients, new productivity displays and gaming. Dell’s core business has always been commercial client, be that desktops or laptops. This year, though, the company leaned more heavily …

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 Brings Style And Performance To S21 Smartphones And Buds Pro Earbuds

Galaxy Unpacked is always an exciting event for Samsung fans and especially for industry analysts like myself. Samsung takes the event as its own platform to share its latest enterprise and consumer smartphones, tablets, and plenty of different wearable solutions. Last year’s event brought us the Note20 and Note20+, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the …

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Dell’s New Enterprise PC’s, Displays, And Software Shows Commitment To Collaboration

The first-ever entirely virtual CES came and went. At the first of the year, the Consumer Electronics Show is always a popular time for companies to launch new products, and Dell took full advantage of the opportunity. Dell stepped up its game the past three to four years and it seemed like it was a …

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Lenovo Launches A Plethora Of Innovative Consumer And Enterprise Devices At CES 2021

CES is officially came and went. It’s always exciting to watch companies launch new, innovative tech products each year at the show. Although this year’s CES may look a bit different, companies like Lenovo show no signs of letting up.  Lenovo took this year’s CES as an opportunity to launch a plethora of new innovative …

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Intel Cranks CES 2021 To 11 With Massive Slew Of 11th Gen Core Processors

Intel had its ups and downs in 2020 and this year’s CES 2021 marked an opportunity for the company to turn a new leaf. Had the company not replaced its CEO during CES, I think this year’s CES accomplishments would have popped a bit more.  Intel is still the unit and revenue leader in the …

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NVIDIA Turns Up The Ampere At CES 2021

With this year’s CES happening virtually, I, unfortunately, did not get a chance to tour NVIDIA’s suite and tour NVIDIA’s latest gaming innovations. In past years, NVIDIA has used CES to launch the latest in gaming notebooks and display technologies. This year was no different, except I could not check out the latest in gaming …

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AMD Expands Zen 3 Into Laptops At CES 2021

AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, was back again this year delivering the company’s CES 2021 Keynote, which the entire industry watched intently. 2020 was an excellent year for AMD, and that started at CES 2020 with the announcement of the Ryzen 4000 series in laptops. While AMD has not fully reported 2020 year financials, expectations …

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The Dell XPS 17: The Content Creator’s Dream Laptop

Many of you are familiar with the Dell XPS line of laptops, the XPS 13, 15 and 17, where the company typically debuts its latest, greatest technologies. This year was no different, with a few twists—Dell introduced refreshed designs of both the XPS 13 and 15 (which traditionally leap-frog years) and reintroduced the XPS 17 …

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Varjo Sets A New Standard For Enterprise XR And VR

Headset maker Varjo has a reputation in the XR industry as a company that never stops pushing the envelope of what’s possible. This is particularly true in the enterprise market, where it has become the headset of choice for many customers, including multiple automakers and defense contractors.  Most of the bleeding-edge XR technologies get a …

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Apple MacBook Pro 13″ M1 AAA Gaming Experience: Good Performance For Thin And Lite, But Rough Experience For Some Games

My expectations for AAA gaming on any 13″ notebook with integrated graphics are low for any IGP notebook brand. At Apple’s WWDC and Mac product launch, gaming (game/games/gaming) was cited 23 times, so I believe Apple intended to create a good gaming experience. Gaming has not been much of a focus for the Mac operating …

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Surface Duo Review: Misunderstood And Underappreciated

I will be the first person to admit that I was only mildly interested when I initially heard about the Microsoft Surface Duo. My first smartphone was a Microsoft-powered HTC Titan, branded the XV6800 and made for UTStarcom. I loved that phone—it ran Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition and came with Microsoft Office pre-installed on …

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Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Mobile Workstation Review: Only Professionals Should Apply

Earlier this summer, Lenovo updated its mobile workstation lineup with the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 and P15 notebooks. Lenovo launched the ThinkPad P17 as its largest mobile workstation focused on durability and packed full of high-performance hardware to create a no-compromise solution. Every company talk about a desktop replacement, but this design tries to replace a real …

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