Apple iPad Mini – $350, was $399 The Apple iPad Mini is the only tiny tablet you should consider buying. While the Microsoft Surface Go 2 is also quite good, it’s not nearly as powerful as the iPad Mini and it’s way more expensive. For just $350 (down from $399) at Amazon, you’re getting an A12 Bionic processor with the iPad Mini, the same one that powers the iPhone XR and XS and iPad Air, which all cost hundreds of dollars more. This chip can easily take on normal productivity tasks like web browsing and social media updating with relative ease. You can even do some light editing work on Lightroom and it will never falter. While the iPad Mini’s 7.9-inch Retina Display is quite tiny, it’s bright, sharp, and colorful, perfect for content streaming and reading. With the Apple Pencil 1st gen (sold separately), you can take notes and draw with precision. Unfortunately, the iPad Mini isn’t compatible with the Apple Magic keyboard so you can use it … [Read more...] about Today’s Best Tech Deals: Apple Watch, Dell XPS 13, Microsoft Surface Pro
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Now here’s the catch. The Surface Go 2 comes in at a more affordable $550 at Best Buy (down from $630), but it’s not bundled with the Type Cover. The Surface Pro 7 below is. The Surface Go 2 is also a tad less powerful with its Intel Core M processor, which is meant for casual productivity tasks and the occasional light editing jobs. But if you’re really after portability and just need something for web browsing, emailing, and social media updating, you can’t go wrong with the Microsoft Surface Go 2. Get it for just $550 today. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Go 2, Surface Laptop 3 discounted at Best Buy
Unlike most modern 2020 smartphones like the Galaxy Z Fold 2 or the iPhone 11 Pro Max, the Duo has thicker bezels along the top and the bottom of the phone. These are present because Microsoft had to place thin cables inside the Duo, and route cabling for the hinge. They do make the phone look a little unsightly and inefficient, even if they give your hands something to grip when holding the Duo. … [Read more...] about 3 features we want from the Microsoft Surface Duo 2
Using the Surface Duo There’s no escaping the fact that the Duo is heavy. At first blush, I called it light. I was surprised that two screens wouldn’t weigh more. But if I’m being honest with myself, every phone I’ve carried in the last three years has become incrementally heavier; we’ve all just ignored it, caught up in the race for faster and newer. So I’ll say it here. At 250 grams, the Duo is heavy. Android Authority called the 220-gram Galaxy S20 Ultra “too damn heavy.” At more than half a pound, this is worse. I wonder what they’ll say about the Galaxy Z Fold 2, which will weigh you down like a brick at about 280 grams. … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Duo review: The future of smartphones is a work in progress
Overall for Microsoft, this new Surface Laptop would fit in well with its overall strategy with Windows 10 devices. Back in May, Microsoft detailed that it was refocusing its upcoming Windows 10X operating system for single-screen laptops. At the time, it was also rumored that the operating system would come to business devices first, with some stripped-down features to put it on a path to also compete with Chromebooks and Chrome OS. … [Read more...] about Microsoft to launch a 12.5-inch Surface Laptop for under $600?