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Tonight’s Second and Third Videos Worth Sharing (Yes, a Double Feature!) The OnePlus 6 Unboxing and First Impressions

Of course I am completely tired of the endless hype that the OnePlus 6 phone received on the days leading up to and the day of its release. I simply have not seen this much hype over a freaking smartphone ever! But fortunately for us, I subscribe to a couple of reviewers I actually trust, who are nit-[icky as can be and give us the straight info, albeit a few short time after the release.

The thing I notice most is that both come to the very same conclusions during their initial reviews. That  and the fact as there isn’t all that much talk about how pretty the phone looks , etc, etc.

I will not bore you with the specs on these because this phone has been beaten like a dead horse as far as specs and hype goes.

So the video selections tonight come to us from Andrew over at AMDTech and Chris over at TechTablets.com. Different styles, similar conclusions!

So make sure to visit their channels for great reviews and here are the videos in the order I watched them…

 

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Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: MELE PCG02 Versus Zotac Ci327 What to Buy? (2 videos!)

So last night I was catching up on all the videos from folks I subscribe to and I ran across a video from Alex (RedSkull) on the MeLe PCG02 mini-PC. This is one interesting little device and I will be attaching that video to this article.

So after watching the video and checking out the specs I began to think how could this thing be used? Then I began to think, since it is an Intel Apollo Lake N3450 based device, how would it stack up to say a Zotac Ci327. Obviously size is a factor but so is the ability to expand RAM and storage and temperatures.

So let us get right to where to find these devices and then the specs. The MeLe PCG02 can be found on Geekbuying right now for $179. You can find the Zotac Ci327 over at Newegg at this link for $149.

Both devices run the Intel N3450 processor and Intel 500 graphics.  That is where the similarities pretty much end. The MeLe comes with Win10 home installed and activated and an eMMC 32 GB drive. You can of course add a microSD card for storage expansion.  You are also limited to the 4 GB RAM on-board. The Zotac is a bare bones kit and you will need to get a Sata 3 SSD drive and some RAM. You will also need a Win 10 license which can be quite inexpensive.

However,  with the Zotac you will end up with faster reads and writes and be able to select your storage and  RAM options. You can put in  up to 8 GB of RAM.

The MeLe may have some heat issues depending on how you use it, although as I point out in the video, you can buy some of those little stick on rubber bumpers to the bottom to increase airflow below the PC. The Zotac has ventilation on all sides and has small rubber feet already and heat will not be an issue in 99.99% of all use cases.

Cost wise the MeLe PCG02 will be the overall winner.  For ports and cooling and a little more horsepower the Zotac will be the winner. This will all depend on your use scenario.

So let us go right to those videos, first is my comparison and recommendation followed by Redskull’s hands on review of the  MeLe PCG02. Make sure to like and subscribe to both channels!

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Tim

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Tonight’s Last Video Worth Sharing: College Time, The Best Notebooks At a Low Price!

In my previous post I talked about the best smartphone to buy your child before sending them off to college, this video/post concerns the best notebooks at a reasonable price to buy those kiddies, knowing of course that they will probably break it anyway…

So I went through the reviews of all the notebooks I would buy and have compiled a list! Of course that list only contains those products that a reviewer I trust has already tested and went through the paces with. Below are the links to all the products I mention in the video at the bottom of this post.

Teclast F7, 14.1 inch Notebook: http://shrsl.com/ym8t
Chuwi LapBook 12.3 inch with super hi-res display: http://shrsl.com/ym8w
Jumper ExBook 3 Pro: http://shrsl.com/ym8z
Chuwi LapBook Air with 8 GB Ram: http://shrsl.com/ym90
Amazon.com, ZTC 128 GB M2 2242 SSD: https://amzn.to/2ka4DYR

All of these have reviews on this site, so simply do a search and you will find them! Or if you are too lazy look below, (worry not, they open in a new tab):

Below you will find the short video describing each of them.

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Tim

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: My Top Nit Picks About Tech Reviews!

I watch a ton of videos and if you visit my new channel on YouTube you will see the reviewers I watch all the time, because they are honest and nit-picky, however, they still tend to push a few items  that I consider irrelevant to the consumer, until all the other info has been discussed.

I am not picking on any of these folks in particular, because they all do this stuff and that includes several hundred other channels on YouTube.

I simply think that looks, feel and thinness of a device are irrelevant unless the specs meet the buyer’s needs in the first place. So in my case it is all about price, battery life, functionality and then perhaps weight/looks.

So let us get right to that video and please make sure to like and share it and maybe even subscribe!

That is all for today except for the usual request to donate to this site to keep it going!

Tim

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Today’s Hi12 Report! This Thing Is Still Fantastic After More Than a Year!

So today I decided it was time for another video for our new YouTube Channel on High End Cheap Tech. The video went well but it took more than 3 hours to process the video due to the idiot (me) operating the keyboard here.

But I finally got it done and here I am sharing it, although somehow about 4 hours of my day has gone into the toilet.  I won’t go into the issues, although a power failure killed the first edit on the Zotac PC. Yeah, we can’t plan for those now can we?

I also found a way to shoot nice steady screen shot video at 1080p using the worst phone mount ever created, but it did get the job done.

So all of that being said, there is one minor correction in the video and that is the voice over should mention that I use the Hi12 to EDIT, not shoot all the videos I do for work. The camera’s on most inexpensive tablets are horrible, the camera on my old BLU Studio Energy 2 is still quite good!

So let us get right to the video in question and as usual, please like it, please leave comments and please subscribe and share!

In a few minutes we will have another video worth sharing from Andrew over at AMDTech on the HP Envy X2 ,Win 10 on ARM 2 in 1 notebook.

That is all for the moment,

Tim

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