Get some help choosing your next mobile device

Subject: General Tech, Mobile | June 18, 2014 - 01:57 PM |
Tagged: Transformer, tablet, laptop, Chromebook, apple

If you are overwhelmed by the choice of mobile products on the market and are looking for a little guidance this article at The Tech Report is a good resource.  Their staff have picked out what they feel are the best mobile devices from tablets to transformer pads to full sized laptops.   You can choose between several models in each category depending on your budget, as the best solutions tend to be the most expensive.  The budget models are nothing to sneer at though as even on the low end mobile devices pack a lot more power than they used to.

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"Earlier this year, we revised the structure of the TR System Guide to focus exclusively on PC components. Our aim was to cover peripherals and mobile gear in separate articles. We posted our first standalone peripheral picks in April, and today, we're completing the set with our first standalone mobile staff picks."

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June 18, 2014 | 03:22 PM - Posted by collie

A link in the article would be nice.

June 18, 2014 | 06:38 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

If I have to.

June 18, 2014 | 10:46 PM - Posted by collie

Cummon, don't make us canucks look lazy!

June 19, 2014 | 01:43 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

but I had to stroke keys and everything *pout*

June 20, 2014 | 02:40 PM - Posted by collie

I know it's exhausting, but thats what free health care is for. And beer. Medicare and beer, fixes everything. On the topic of the article I was hoping tech report would talk more about the lower end tablets/laptops. Picking a top end toy is easy, it's the budget end with the hundreds of choices, some bad some good, that's the hard part.

June 20, 2014 | 04:40 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Beer?!?  Where?!?

 

You are absolutely right though, chewing through the low end systems takes a lot of work and isn't covered very well in the media.   We'll be doing something for low cost desktops soon but it might be worth doing more budget mobile recommendations.

June 18, 2014 | 05:24 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This thinner lighter laptop crap, has ruined the normal laptop as a desktop replacement. Weak laptops with equally weak CPUs, I can get last years model core i series laptop, and a decent quad core not some U model, in the $700.00 dollar range with discrete graphics, the HP ProBook laptop is a good model and always on sale at the big box non Best Buy electronics outlets. If I wanted a thin and light, I would get an Apple MacBook pro and have a Thunderbolt port/s, and why has TB not made it into any general windows based laptops, other than a few models priced at or above the cost of an Apple that has TB. Last years model laptop, new, is the beast deal it's not as if Intel has been offering any new CPU/GPU SKUs in the mobile(laptop) market with Graphics improvements that warrants the latest model, and laptops, other than Apple, have suffered from too low a screen resolution for too many years, unless the laptop approaches or matches the Apple in cost. Intel's ultrabook obsession and the OEMs reliance on the Windows OS at too high a cost, along with the high cost of Thunderbolt support for the ultrabook, could never produce any competition with Apple, who had their own OS and a better ability to match the OS with the hardware, and better control of their supply chain costs.

It would have been much better for general laptop sales, if Intel would have focused on making Thunderbolt more affordable and more prevalent in normal laptops, along with better standard screen resolutions. Windows laptop OEMs where at a disadvantage having to support the M$ tax, and the OS foolishness, almost every other OS release, to go along with Intel's miscalculations, and outright greed with respect to thunderbolt pricing. It's no wonder that people turned to tablets, as laptops where not offering any value for their general usage model over previous generation/year's laptops.

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