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Another 12.2 inch Tablet on My Radar. This Sounds Like a Great Device. Teclast X5 Pro.

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Teclast X5 Pro, Intel M3, 8gb ram

Teclast has some fairly decent tablets on the market right now and appears to be moving into the higher end market. Today I came across the Teclast X5 Pro on Gearbest.com.

There isn’t a firm price on this one just yet, but I expect it to be up near $545 when it finally goes on sale. The specs look very decent, although they appear to have missed the boat in a few areas.

On the other hand, they appear to have nailed it when it comes to the processor, RAM and storage. The appearance of a 240gb SSD is certainly surprising.

The tablet has the following specs:

  • Windows 10
  • Intel Kaby Lake Core M3-7Y30 Processor
  • 8gb Ram
  • 240gb SSD
  • 12.2 inch display, 1920 x 1200
  • WIFI: 802.11b/g/n
  • 5mp rear camera, 2mp front camera
  • Battery 7.6v/5000mAh (38Wh)

What’s missing here is a better display. How about a 2160 x 1440 like the Chuwi Hi12? How about a microSD card slot? Or at least a USB 3.0 port?  How about some WiFi with the 802.11 ac?

Unfortunately at this time I can’t verify any of these specs because not even the Teclast website shows the X5 Pro.

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Tim

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If I Had an Unlimited Budget I Would Seriously Consider This Tablet. The Huawei Matebook.

matebook1The Huawei Matebook is a premium 12 inch tablet with excellent specs. If I had a bigger budget I would certainly have this one near the top of my list.

matebook-2The tablet has extremely good specs and a great display at 2160 x 1440. The price is a rather steep, (for me), $503 on Amazon, but still much less expensive than the 2-in-1 tablets it is designed to compete with.

Along with the optional keyboard folio cover it makes a really decent notebook.

Other specs are a Core M3 Intel processor and a 128 gb SSD with Windows 10.

Not a bad tablet at a relatively decent price, although well out of my price range. Below is a short unboxing/mini review I found on YouTube.

Tim

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Do You Have an Old PC/Laptop? Don’t Throw it Away, Put Linux on It! (Video)

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They are not dead yet!

I know that during the holidays folks are thinking of getting a new PC or laptop and they usually end up setting the old one aside to collect dust.

A new PC is great, but that old one isn’t quite dead yet. After all if it functions at all it could just need a new operating system. The best part is that the new operating system is free! It is called Linux and will run on many older systems.

All you need to do is to download a Linux distribution such as Linux Lite, which I highly recommend because it is very easy to use for beginners and also a small lightweight download without too much extra stuff that will just slow that old machine down.  Then you will need a small utility such as Rufus to create a bootable USB thumb drive.

You will be amazed at the software Linux comes with. Office apps for spreadsheets and documents? Yes. A high quality image editor? Yes.  An easy to use windows like interface? Yes. A high quality video editor so you can edit your own videos without spending a fortune on software? Yes.

So before you toss that old machine, try out Linux. You might be surprised by just how good it is. Below you will find a short video I shot today, in Linux, on my Asus notebook and edited, in Linux, also on the notebook.

That’s it for today!

Tim

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My Recommendations for Mobile Devices for the 2016 Holiday Season.

1-a-holiday-choicesThere are literally dozens of options to choose from when searching for mobile devices this Holiday season.  It of course depends on your budget, who you are getting the device for and what the intended use is. Below are a few of my recommendations available on Amazon.

First on the list and most popular for gifts are Amazon’s Kindle Tablets, whether they be Kindles or Kindle Fire devices. They are all good and usually have a price range to match any budget. From the $33 Kindle Fire 7 inch, all the way up through the Fire HD 10.1 inch model at $229. All are highly rated and worth a look. The All New Fire HD 8 inch tablet is a steal at around $59.99!

1-chuwi-hibook-proMoving on to other tablets there are lots of options. From the Chuwi HiBook Pro 10.1 inch tablet at $229 all the way though the Asus Transformer Pro 3 at around $1450. The Asus definitely has the specs to compete with the Surface Pro and a better price to boot. I have a HiBook and this Pro version is even better with a super resolution display and larger battery. Let’s not forget about Samsung tablets of which there a numerous models available. In general the build quality on Samsung devices is great and battery life is exceptional. Prices tend to be a bit higher, but the ratings on these are always very high.

1-a-logitech-k380Of course if you are purchasing a tablet you can in some cases get a keyboard and while those are great and essentially make the tablet a small notebook. My suggestion is to pick up a Bluetooth Keyboard so than when you upgrade tablets you will already have a keyboard. My suggestions are either the Logitech K480 or Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboards. I have a K-480 and love it! Both are available from Amazon for under $30 and worth every penny as is a wireless mouse also!  Also do not forget a multi-charger. These devices allow you to charge a variety of devices all at once. They can be found from around $20 right here.

1-a-samsung-evo64When purchasing devices such as tablets and smartphones always remember to get yourself the biggest microSD card available for that device. In today’s world 32 GB of storage can go away very quickly when storing pictures and videos.  I would recommend either Sandisk or Samsung microSD cards, (also known as TF cards). You can get a 64GB card for around $20 these days.

1-a-asus-notebookThe last category we have to cover is Notebooks/Laptops. These are a step up from a tablet and generally offer decent battery life and lots of storage. At a minimum I would suggest at least 4 GB of ram and a 1366 x 768 display. There are a lot to choose from so let’s start with the lower end and the ASUS VivoBook 15.6″ Flagship Laptop available for around $251.  It is a solid notebook with decent specs and will get the job done.  You can see all the Asus laptops at this link. Next we have another good choice and that is the HP line of laptops. They start at about $298. Near the top of the line is the New HP Envoy 360 convertible 2 in 1 laptop. Priced at around $740 this one is thin, light and offers very high end specs. including a 1 TB drive, touchscreen and 12 GB of ram. There are lots of other choices out there, but these are 2 brands to begin your search with. However you may also wish to consider a Dell or Acer laptop as well.

1-a-amazon-laptop-bagDon’t forget when buying a laptop to get a case for it! Assuming you are getting a 14 or 15.6 inch laptop I have but one recommendation and that is the Amazon Basics laptop bag. It is highly rated and available for less than $15. It will also hold your tablet/keyboard as well and the price and reviews are excellent.

That about covers it. I am sure I have missed a few items, but I will edit this as I realize my errors/omissions.

Tim

 

 

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Hey It’s Great To See Folks Registering Since I switched Security Plugins! Be Aware, You Will be Gone in A Week If YOU Don’t Contribute.

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Anyone else smell Libtard/Muslim Doo-Doo?

So a few days ago I switched some of the security settings on the site here to allow folks to contribute comments, etc. As usual we suddenly now have a dozen or so folks signed up who merely did this to facilitate hacking the site!

I don’t know what is wrong with you morons who want to hack a small site, running on a tablet, but it sure points to either in-breeding or mental retardation.

Only a Muslim nut job or a teenager who has yet to get laid would waste their time trying to hack a simple information site.

So if you were one of those who have jumped onto the signup bandwagon, be aware, your access goes bye-bye on Friday, unless you either write a post or leave a viable comment. Incidentally I will block your whole damned country if that is what it takes to keep morons off this site. I do sooooo hate twits, Muslims nut jobs, Hackers, and of course Hillary support, left wing, LIBTARDS!

Thanks,

Tim

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