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The Dell XPS 11 Hardware Review – “Can you have your tablet and your laptop too?”

Written by on March 14, 2014 in Blog, Review, Tablets, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro with 1 Comment
The Dell XPS 11 Hardware Review – “Can you have your tablet and your laptop too?”

    Dell XPS 11 Photo Gallery and Configuration Details Intro I bought a MacBook Air and a Lumia 2520 last year. I didn’t plan on buying both, but the MacBook Air was only great for certain things. It had arguably one of the best mobile keyboards and trackpads, amazing battery life and solid performance. […]

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Nokia Lumia 2520 – A Windows RT 8.1 Tablet Review

Written by on December 30, 2013 in Blog, Review, Tablets, Windows 8 RT with 6 Comments
Nokia Lumia 2520 – A Windows RT 8.1 Tablet Review

“Work. Play. Life. In perfect sync.” Intro I briefly had the Nokia Lumia 2520 when it was first released. Various issues were encountered, mainly OS and third-party app performance woes. However, there were many hardware features I was blown away by. After using 8-inch Windows 8.1 devices for over a month, I was happier with the […]

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8-on-8: Tweetium – A Twitter App Review for Windows 8.1 on 8″ Tablets

Written by on December 23, 2013 in Blog, Review, Tablets, Windows 8, Windows 8 RT with 3 Comments
8-on-8: Tweetium – A Twitter App Review for Windows 8.1 on 8″ Tablets

Intro “B-side Software Saves Windows 8!” It could be the title of my review. OK, it might be over-exaggerating just a bit. How about “B-side Software Saves The Modern UI!” Can we settle on that? Twitter is my most used service, and the app that links me to that service is of the utmost importance. […]

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8-on-8: Toshiba Encore 8 Review (An 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet)

Written by on December 16, 2013 in Blog, Review, Tablets, Windows 8 with 7 Comments
8-on-8: Toshiba Encore 8 Review (An 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet)

Intro I plan to continue my 8-on-8 series with thoughts and reviews on Windows 8.1 applications, and how they behave on an 8-inch Windows tablet. But before doing so, I want to pass along my thoughts on the newest device… the Toshiba Encore 8. Check out my quick and dirty unboxing released on the SurfaceGeeks […]

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8-on-8: Windows 8.1 on 8-inch Tablets (Lenovo Miix 2 followup)

Written by on December 9, 2013 in Blog, Dell Venue 8 Pro, Opinion, Review, Tablets, Windows 8 with 5 Comments
8-on-8: Windows 8.1 on 8-inch Tablets (Lenovo Miix 2 followup)

Intro It has been a month since I posted a review on Surface Geeks, and I apologize. There has been work and the first of a few holidays to get in the way. In that time however, I have tested additional tablets. The Nokia Lumia 2520 (great hardware, inconsistent software experience) and a few others. […]

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The Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet Portfolio

Written by on November 13, 2013 in Blog, Review with 1 Comment
The Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet Portfolio

The Dell Venue 8 Pro has been fun to review but I kept getting asked about the case.  I didn’t buy the case or the stylus because I thought the costs vs. my use of them would not work out.  I finally broke down and ordered the case and wanted to share some thoughts on […]

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The Dell Venue 8 Pro Review

Written by on November 13, 2013 in Blog, Review, Tablets with 7 Comments
The Dell Venue 8 Pro Review

The Dell Venue 8 Pro 8″ Windows 8.1 Tablet Review or the, “Conclusion is longer than the review”, review. This is not just a “Should you buy this” review.  It’s a “How did we get here” and a “where are we going” look at it. I would have never guessed that my review would start […]

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Lenovo Miix 2 8 – A Windows 8.1 8-inch Tablet Review

Written by on November 11, 2013 in Blog, Review, Tablets, Windows 8 with 23 Comments
Lenovo Miix 2 8 – A Windows 8.1 8-inch Tablet Review

Intro “Many users want the convenience of a smaller screen tablet, but do not want to lose the performance and convenience of a powerful, quad core Windows 8.1 device. With the Lenovo Miix2 8-inch, users can take advantage of a small, light form factor without sacrificing performance.” – Bai Peng, Vice President and General Manager, […]

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Beta Test – Metro Mail Beta for Windows Phone 8 App Review

Written by on November 4, 2013 in Blog, Review, Windows Phone 8 with 1 Comment
Beta Test – Metro Mail Beta for Windows Phone 8 App Review

Intro “This is a test. This is only a test.” Although still in the beta phase of its lifecycle, I think Metro Mail deserves some attention. It is after all from the makers of Metro Talk, arguably the premier Google Voice app on the Windows Phone platform. After signing up to the Google Group, I […]

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Speed Tests and Gaming on the Dell Venue 8 Pro

Written by on October 31, 2013 in Blog, Dell Venue 8 Pro, Review, Tablets, Windows 8 with 2 Comments
Speed Tests and Gaming on the Dell Venue 8 Pro

I just finished posting a photo gallery and the unboxing video for the Dell Venue 8 Pro and I ran across a post by Dr. Pizza (Peter Bright) on the Surface Pro 2.  In his post he did a performance test of the Surface Pro and the Pro 2 with Sunspider and Kraken.  I thought […]

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