Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 Mini-Review

I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks playing with the Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3011 (an awfully long name that I’ll shorten to Lynx for this review). I gave some thoughts on Windows 8 itself over here, and so I’ll focus on the Lynx in this post. Short version: I wanted to love the […]

Windows 8 (Mini) Review: It’s Not So Bad After All

Okay, I have a confession to make: I’m kind of starting to like Windows 8. Not Windows RT, mind you; that still just confuses me. But full-on Windows 8 is surprising me—it provides a refreshing approach to casual touch computing while supporting all of the legacy Windows apps that I rely on to get real […]

Very Initial Thoughts on Windows RT

Update: It struck me this morning (in the shower, natch), just why Windows RT is so confusing to me. I might be a bit behind the curve here (after all, it was months before I tried it out), but I understand now why Windows RT is so oddly limited and schizophrenic. In other words, why […]

Initial Thoughts on the Google Nexus 7

  Update (8/2/2012): Well, the Nexus 7 launch has been a bit problematic for some folks, myself included. A number of design or build problems have surfaced, with the most common being the issue I mentioned where the left side of the screen separates to a greater or lesser extents from its base. So far, […]

Toshiba Excite 7.7 Review

When I reviewed the Toshiba Excite 10, I was impressed by everything about it except the screen. Build quality, weight and thickness, performance, and a nice clean installation of Android Ice Cream Sandwich were all significant factors in the tablet’s favor. The only thing holding it back from a very strong recommendation were a slightly […]

Quick Review of the Toshiba Excite 10 (AT305)

My quest for an acceptable Android tablet continues. I returned the ASUS Transformer Prime directly to ASUS due to a litany of problems that no number of returns could seem to resolve. I returned the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7” because its name was way too long for blogging (just kidding; I returned it because […]

Brief Review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

I’ve been trying out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, which is a very nicely priced Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet at $249. I recently returned the Transformer Prime to ASUS* due to a number of issues that I simply couldn’t resolve, and I was hoping that the GT2 would serve as a low-cost way […]

ASUS Transformer Prime Impressions Part 2 – The Good

Introduction – Flawed, but excellent In Part 1, I discussed some issues that seem to have plagued the Transformer Prime’s launch. GPS, wifi strength, light bleed, and such make the Prime an early-adopter’s delight so far, although ASUS continues to release firmware updates that make incremental improvements where possible. And yet, I still recommend the […]

ASUS Transformer Prime Impressions Part 1 – The Bad

Introduction – Excellent, but flawed If ASUS has shown us anything, it’s that they make good to great products but, at least when it comes to tablets, they have a hard time launching them. Like the original Transformer before it, the Transformer Prime has been playing hard to get. Anecdotal evidence (i.e., forum posts) also […]

Motorola Photon vs. Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch

Update (12/18/2012): I recently updated my Epic 4G Touch to firmware version EK02, and my GPS reliability has taken a hit. Where it would get a GPS lock fairly quickly (albeit not as quickly as the Photon), it was taking tens of seconds. This morning, I couldn’t get a GPS lock at all. Loading up […]