Laptop

Vastking K100 Windows laptop review – good enough?

REVIEW – This review was an interesting challenge.  I was expecting the Vastking K100 Windows laptop to fall short of my expectations based on the spec-sheet, but it surprised me in both good and bad ways.  If you’re looking for an entry level laptop that is “good enough”, this might tick the boxes for you, …

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Framework is a DIY, upgradeable, repairable and customizable laptop that I want!

NEWS – The first time that I built my own desktop computer from choosing the case, motherboard, video card, etc, I was hooked. I loved the do-it-yourself geeky aspect of it. Then laptops came out and I wanted to do the same thing with them but couldn’t. I was stuck with the minor choices of …

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The best product announcement at RazerCon 2020 was not a gaming gadget

NEWS – RazerCon 2020 was a “digital celebration for gamers.  By gamers.”  It was also a chance for the gaming company to hype a bunch of new gaming items, which they did.  The Blade Stealth 13 is a new gaming laptop with an 11th generation i7 processor and a 120 Hz panel.  The Seiren Mini …

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NexDock 2 review – Turn your smartphone into your laptop

REVIEW – Even as far back as the original PalmPilot, I’ve had a dream of owning one mobile device that would function as my phone, my game console, music player, eBook reader, main camera, and main computer. As each year has passed, that dream comes closer to coming true. In fact, the only function left …

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MSI has a Valentine gift idea for your pink loving girlfriend or boyfriend

NEWS – Know someone who needs a new computer and also loves the color pink? MSI has you covered with its special edition MSI Prestige 14 laptop in Rose Pink which is now available on Amazon and Newegg. MSI’s Prestige 14 won’t break your back as it weighs less than 2.85 lbs and measures less …

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Kano lets kids build their own Windows 10 laptop

NEWS – The new Kano PC isn’t just a kid-friendly laptop with a colorful orange keyboard. It’s a laptop that kids can build themselves with easy to assemble modules and cables that require no previous knowledge of electronics or soldering. Kano is the same company who makes the Computer Kit Touch tablet that I reviewed …

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VAIO gets that more ports are more better!

NEWS – VAIO recently announced a new laptop, the SX12.  What’s unusual about this computer is not the 12.5 inch screen, the 8th generation Intel processors, or its less than 2 pounds weight.  What’s unusual is the number of ports.  It has USB-C (for charging), 3 USB-A, HDMI, SD card, headphone, Ethernet, and VGA ports.  …

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Julie’s gadget diary – The Huawei MateBook X Pro could actually replace my MacBook

ARTICLE – I have been using iMacs and MacBooks to do my Gadgeteer work for the past 13 years. I love the simplicity of macOS and although I use a Windows 10 laptop all day long at my day job, I’m always happy to go home and use my 12-inch MacBook. However, a few weeks …

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Nextbook Flexx 11a 11.6″ Convertible Touchscreen Tablet PC review

I’ve been using a Mac as my main computer at home for quite a few years now. I started with an iMac, went to a 15″ MacBook Pro, then to a 13″ MacBook Pro, next was a MacBook Air, and now I’m currently using a 12″ MacBook.  I keep downsizing because I prefer a lightweight …

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Julie’s gadget diary – I’ve been cheating on my MacBook with a Dell XPS 13 (part 2)

Several weeks ago I posted the first part of this article where I talked about how I would be using a Dell XPS 13 laptop instead of my 13″ MacBook Pro with retina display and 13″ MacBook Air for a week. To remind folks, I only use Macs at home. There are no Windows PCs to be …

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ChargeSAFE – a MagSafe style connector for non-Apple laptops

Are a PC laptop owner who has been jealous of the MagSafe magnetic power connectors built into Apple Macbooks? The ChargeSAFE break-away laptop power connector might be the solution for you… if you own an HP, Dell, Alienware, IBM Thinkpad, Lenovo, Toshiba, ASUS, MSI, Gateway, Fujitsu or Sony laptop. The ChargeSAFE is a two piece …

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