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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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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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Microsoft Project Siena – What’s in a name?

Written by on December 20, 2013 in Blog, Windows 8, Windows 8 RT with 0 Comments
Microsoft Project Siena – What’s in a name?

Yesterday the news hit everywhere that Microsoft had a Modern UI app unlike any other on the app store.  You may have read that first here at Surface Geeks too.  It was nice to see some big news outlets throw SG a bone by linking to the original news.  ZDNet here, Engadget here.  Thanks guys, […]

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A Modern UI App that creates Apps – Microsoft Project Siena is Live

Written by on December 19, 2013 in Blog, Windows 8 with 5 Comments
A Modern UI App that creates Apps – Microsoft Project Siena is Live

Microsoft has clearly stated they want apps in the app store.  Project Siena is proof of that.  Look out app store, here they come.  Microsoft’s Project Siena is a beta release of a new technology for app enthusiasts to allow you to create apps, right from a beautiful and powerful Modern UI app. It’s a […]

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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 8 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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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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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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Microsoft isn’t doomed but RT is one TK away from being banned

Written by on July 25, 2013 in Blog, Surface, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 RT with 1 Comment
Microsoft isn’t doomed but RT is one TK away from being banned

That was a horrible headline but the gamers will get it.  One more team kill buddy and your outa here!  I also use “doomed” in the title because I’ve seen that word a few times this week and I keep asking myself if they aren’t doomed what will they do in the mobile space?  Let’s […]

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Review: Acer Iconia W3 8 Inch Windows 8 Tablet

Written by on July 16, 2013 in Blog, Review, Tablets, Windows 8 with 1 Comment
Review: Acer Iconia W3 8 Inch Windows 8 Tablet

I tweeted out a photo of the Acer Iconia W3 when it arrived at my house. I knew what I was getting into as I have read the reviews.  Some of these reviews are even in the Surface Geeks Forums. I know the screen is suspect but I had to test the form factor for […]

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