It wasn’t long ago that Apple rose to meet Microsoft’s 12.3-inch Surface Pro with its very own, 12.9-inch iPad Pro. So, it was only a matter of time before Microsoft met Apple in kind with its own 10-inch tablet (again): the Surface Go.The Surface Go seems tailor-made to combat the latest 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support, both in the consumer and education realms. It features a brand new, Alcantara fabric Type Cover and support for the Surface Pen – not to mention a nearly identical power profile.So, now that both Apple and Microsoft have tablets designed for learning and productivity (and play, too), which one should you buy? To answer that question, let’s pit these two tablets in a head-to-head match.DesignOddly enough, both the iPad and Surface Go remain largely unchanged in design from their forebears. Microsoft’s tablet simply takes the Surface formula and shrinks it, gaining more curved edges compared with the Surface Pro. The iPad, meanwhile, … [Read more...] about Surface Go vs iPad 2018: which 10-inch tablet is best for you?
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[Last updated on November 24: Microsoft Store, Sony Store; Panasonic] Black Friday is almost here! This year's Black Friday may fall on November 25, but more and more retailers are starting their sales on Thanksgiving (Nov. 24), and even making some offers exclusive to the weekend. Not only that, but a sneaky few are also splitting their bargains between their brick-and-mortar and online stores. To help you navigate this increasingly complex, multi-platform shopping extravaganza, we're sifting every ad from retailers across America for the latest tech deals available to you this year. Where possible, we'll also make note of the start times and dates so you won't miss out on those brag-worthy bargains. We'll be updating this post multiple times a day right up until Turkey Day to serve you all the hottest gadget steals and deals, so be sure to bookmark this page or subscribe to our feed. But before you rush out to buy the first tech toy you see on sale, here are some quick tips to … [Read more...] about ZDNet’s Ultimate Black Friday 2011 guide to deals and steals
Since my last blog post about the HP Pavilion dm1-4310ez, I have continue to investigate and experiment with Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) boot , Secure Boot, and multi-booting with Windows 8 and Linux. The results have been mixed: I have learned a bit and been frustrated a lot. What I intend to present here is a summary of what I have learned so far. I know that there has been a lot of information and discussion of EFI and Secure Boot in the Linux community, but it seems to me that most of it has been speculation and opinion based on reading the public statements and information available, and very little of it has been from people who actually have such a system and have tried to set it up with Linux and/or Windows. So here comes some first-hand information. 1. Legacy boot My first conclusion after extensive tinkering and testing is exactly the same as what has been mentioned in several comments to my previous post. The key to using Linux … [Read more...] about More fun with Windows 8 UEFI, Secure Boot, Fedora and Ubuntu
Bored with making MacBooks for Steve Jobs, one day Asus decided to create its own stylish laptop and flog it on the cheap. The result was the Eee PC -- a Linux-based ultraportable notebook that wowed consumers, shocked rival manufacturers and is slowly but surely revolutionising an industry. But Asus is no longer alone. Since the Eee's launch, many of its rivals have begun to create similar alternatives -- each designed to pilfer a piece of the budget ultraportable pie. Some are trying to beat the Eee on price, some on specs, but they're all tiny and they're all camped out in the bargain basement. They're all real products, and a few are already available, so we've included links to our full reviews for those. Asus Eee PC 701, £220 In exchange for a touch over £200, the Eee provides a Pentium M 900MHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, Wi-Fi, a 7-inch 800x480-pixel display, and enough Linux software to keep you busy for weeks. It's awesome value. Okay, the hype overshadowed the fact that … [Read more...] about WannabEees: Eee PC vs Elonex One vs OLPC vs EasyNote XS vs MSI Wind and more
Personal computers are just that: personal. Windows Vista provides myriad means of customization. By tweaking some of these settings, you can make the system easier or faster to use; you can make it more fun to use; and you definitely will make it more yours. The primary tool for configuring Windows Vista is the Control Panel, an umbrella under which you'll find the means to modify the following (and more):next: Other Personalization Tasks > Other Personalization Tasks After exhausting the options under Personalization, we move back to the Appearance and Personalization window (see Figure 6-7); from the top, it is Start > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization. Use the breadcrumbs or the back button because there is no link to use. Taskbar and Start Menu Taskbar • Lock the taskbar—(A hit song in the 70s by the Clash.) Uncheck this to move or resize the taskbar.• Auto-hide the taskbar—Check this to slide the … [Read more...] about Customizing Windows Vista, Part 2