It’s almost Christmas and we all know what that means; a bout of guilt over everything we’ve eaten and drank over the holidays that results in the inevitable health kick in the New Year. With that in mind, a fitness tracker such as the Huawei Band 2 Pro will help you track your progression and maintain your inspiration. […]
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It’s that time again where accessories maker, Anker, offers a deep discount on a bunch of speakers, stands, headphones and even some decorative LED lights in time for Christmas. Intrigued? Well, join us after the break to find out how much you could save. Whether it’s for yourself or for a loved one, Anker offers […]
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It’s always good to keep an eye out for deals on VPN services, and right now you can score a heavy discount on multi-year subscriptions to Goose VPN. Goose VPN offers unlimited data, a no logging policy, and you can connect as many devices as you want to it simultaneously. Encrypts your online communication Eliminates […]
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We know you guys love expandable storage, so we know you’ll love some of Amazon’s Black Friday deals. Right now you can pick up some heavily discounted Sandisk microSD cards in several sizes, bulking up how many photos and songs you can stuff on your phone. The cheapest is the 32GB for $ 10, while the […]
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Since 2010, Verizon's wireless arm has had an arrangement for streaming NFL games to phones (and, after they became a thing, also tablets), but Bloomberg reports it will stretch to TVs soon. According to unnamed sources, both parties are close to a n…
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Black Friday is still a few days away, but some companies just can’t wait. Take Google, for instance, discounting its Google Home and Google Home Mini devices in the UK, bringing them firmly within the Impulse Buy zone with savings of £50 and £15 respectively. The regular Google Home is reduced from its normal price […]
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Grab the Google Home/Home Mini for just £79/£34
Now that the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is officially dead and buried, Sprint has been quick to strike a new deal with a US cable company. Altice USA will start selling mobile service via Sprint’s network under a new multi-year agreement that was revealed on November 5th. That’s literally just one day after the T-Mobile merger was […]
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It's difficult for foreign car makers to crack the Chinese market. Unless they're willing to partner with a local brand (and thus give up both profits and technology), they have to pay for shipping vehicles and swallow a 25 percent import duty fee. T…
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According to sources that spoke to Reuters today, “T-Mobile US Inc is close to agreeing (on) tentative terms on a deal to merge with Sprint Corp.” A merger of the two wireless carriers has been an on-again, off-again deal for several years with the two never quite able to get the time and business environment […]
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Uber may have lost its London taxi license with no small amount of drama, but it's already willing to make concessions. The ridesharing outfit's city manager Tom Elvidge tells the Sunday Times that he would "like to know what [Uber] can do" to "get t…
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HTC’s financial woes are a well-known story despite CEO and co-founder Cher Wang’s attempts to turn things around since returning in 2015. In the past Wang has discussed a variety of moves intended to restore the company to profitability like the current focus on the VR market. In a sign that things are becoming increasingly […]
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Interested in a Google Home but didn’t want to pay full price? Google might just have a deal to tempt you into their smart speaker ecosystem. It’s not a massive discount, but right now you can save $ 20 off the price of a Google Home speaker. That brings the total price to $ 109, down from […]
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The price of the Google Pixel is at an all-time low over on the Google Store. Google finally created a high-end, no-compromise phone in 2016. The Pixel isn’t like anything we’ve seen before from Nexus devices. Rather than cutting corners in select areas, Google went all-in to compete against Samsung, Apple, and others. That, however, […]
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Google takes up to $ 200 off the Pixel, throws in a Daydream View for free
The online retailer just started selling one of the best phones you can buy today. Samsung’s 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8, just went live on Amazon in an official capacity. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were only available on the site through third-party sellers until now. And, on top of that, you couldn’t […]
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Amazon begins selling the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, already takes $ 150 off
Are you still pining for the elusive NES Classic Edition a few months after its abrupt discontinuation? If you're in the right US city and act quickly, you might have a chance. Amazon's Treasure Trucks in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angele…
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If you are looking for a deal on a Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL, Woot is currently running a deal you may be interested in checking out. The retailer currently has the devices for sale for prices of $ 400 or $ 450 depending on the screen size selected, but you do have to be willing to […]
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Maybe you’re thinking the antivirus software you have isn’t the best, so let’s get a reinforcement. Heimdal Pro works atop your existing antivirus software and works to block attacks and stop personal information from being shared. It operates silently in the background and maintains a high security level. You can get Heimdal Pro for four […]
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Many people want a second number, but they don’t want a second phone. It’s probably better to avoid using your personal number for work, while dating, and on select public services where you don’t know who you’re communicating with. Your number is a piece of highly sensitive information. So you shouldn’t just hand it out […]
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Quick juice for your devices? Sounds like a plus. On Talk Android Deals, we’re selling multi-packs of the Powrtab. It’s a one-use battery pack that connects to a micro-USB port for charging. Rated to 1000mAh to give your phone a quick boost wherever you are Gain up to 4 hours of extra mobile use Made […]
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This weekend Caseology is hosting a Father’s Day Sale in which you can take 25% off absolutely everything. Before we tell you about the promotion, let’s get something out of the way. Those cheap cases you’re buying on Amazon aren’t working. They’re cheap, and it shows. You have pay more than a couple of dollars […]
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You’re probably going shopping this weekend, so consider swinging by a T-Mobile for an incredible deal of two of the year’s hottest phones. We’ve been told by T-Mobile that, starting today, the 2017 flagships from Samsung and LG are eligible for a buy-one-get-one offer. If you purchase the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, you can […]
Come comment on this article: [Deal] T-Mobile launches BOGO involving the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6
Though Nextbit still exists, the Robin is a discontinued product. Razer purchased the company six months ago and restructured it into an independent division. We haven’t seen what either is working on for the mobile industry, but last year’s phone just received its biggest discount yet. All retailers are trying to dump any inventory left […]
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Go buy the Nextbit Robin for $ 117 on Amazon
Its 2017 flagship is approaching, so Lenovo is unloading existing units of last year’s Moto Z by taking $ 200 off the price for a limited time. Need an unlocked phone? You can jump on the U.S. unlocked Moto Z right now for $ 499. Both Motorola and Amazon are selling the phone for $ 200 less than […]
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The Huawei P9 is a quality phone, but some owners have faced a multitude of issues since the smartphone’s launch. Luckily, we’ve prowled the internet to find the most common problems users are facing, along with a few workarounds.
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We were expecting something a little more to celebrate its 5th birthday, but Google Play is currently offering a discount on just about any book in it offers. Any book over $ 5 gets you a $ 5 credit at checkout. The promotional code must be redeemed by March 9, and Google’s deadline for the discount to […]
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LeEco expanded as quickly as possible over the past couple of years, but that created some problems for the company’s cash flow. After expanding into the US market with a slew of phones and a Vizio acquisition, LeEco is pretty close to being completely broke. Since they sell their phones very close to cost to […]
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Speck is deeply discounting many of its premium Presidio cases, CandyShell cases, and all iPhone 7 cases through Monday, December 26.
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Maybe you’re shopping for a new phone that isn’t hundreds of dollars? You better take advantage of this deal on a new Moto G4 from Lenovo. It’s a discount that’s only valid for 48 hours. Now through Thursday morning, the Moto G4 is eligible for up to $ 40 off. The 16GB model is now $ 179 […]
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Google’s latest smartphone — the Pixel — may be running new hardware, but it still has its fair share of problems. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up some of the more common issues, along with a few solutions for addressing them.
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If Starbreeze is going to get you wearing VR headsets in IMAX theaters and pods, it'll have to create a wow-inducing experience… and it might have taken one step closer toward that goal. The company has bought Nozon, a visual effects house whose re…
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Picking a new smartwatch can be daunting, but fortunately not every smartwatch requires a hefty down payment. At $ 80, the Pebble Time Smartwatch is not only $ 70 off, but also one of the better options available if you’re tired of Apple and Android.
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Payments platform PayPal has announced an agreement with MasterCard to enable in-store payments. In addition, Venmo users will gain the ability to withdraw funds instantly, as soon as they’re available.
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Showing that even the most basic of smartphone functions can continue to benefit from innovation, Truecaller announced today that after just four months their users have reached a major milestone. On a monthly basis, Truecaller users are now making half a billion calls per month with the app. In recognition of the explosive growth for […]
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The Motorola Moto G4 is already designed to appeal to buyers who are willing to compromise a little bit on performance and features in order to save a few bucks. Best Buy is hoping to help those buyers even more with a special deal they are running that bundles a $ 50 Best Buy gift card […]
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Motorola has begun running a new promotion today, allowing consumers to pick up a free Moto 360 Sport smartwatch when they purchase a 64GB Moto X Pure Edition. The Moto X Pure Edition will run you $ 400 outright, though Motorola is offering financing options by having users sign-up for a Motorola Credit Account. If you’re […]
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On the same day that Apple revealed it’s improving its revenue deal for app developers, a report suggested Google is planning a similar change, though with one important difference.
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Apple has inked a deal with MLB to equip every dugout of all 30 teams with an iPad Pro. The tablets will provide coaching staff with a slew of data “right at the touch of their fingers and when it matters most, during the game,” the tech firm said.
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Motorola has begun running a new deal, where those who buy a 64GB Moto X Pure Edition will get a Moto 360 (2014) for free.
This deal is a hard sell because many consumers would rather have the upgraded Moto 360 smartwatch from 2015, rather than the older version that’s getting close to being on its way out.
Either way, if you want to snag yourself a free Moto 360 (2014), a 64GB Moto X Pure Edition could cost you up to $ 525, depending on your customization selections in the Moto Maker. You’ll also need to act fast, as the deal will end on February 18 at 10:59am Central Time.
As a quick reminder, the Moto X Pure Editon has a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440) display and a Snapdragon 808 processor backed with 3GB of RAM. It’s also got an outstanding 21-megapixel rear camera, a 3,000mAh battery, and Motorola’s fast charging technology on-board.
The Moto 360 (2014) is definitely a very nice smartwatch, albeit with that flat tire. However, it’s been replaced by the Moto 360 (2015) in many storefronts and online stores, making it feel like Motorola is just trying to get rid of the “leftovers.”
Do you plan on taking advantage of this promotion?
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Looking to save some cash on a Nexus 6P? Best Buy is offering a solid $ 50 discount on the Matte Gold variant of the device, bringing the 32 GB down to $ 449 and the 64 GB down to $ 499. That’s about as good of a deal that we ever see on the 6P, especially in its newest color.
In case that cash discount wasn’t quite enough for you, though, Best Buy is also tossing in a $ 25 gift card that you can use on anything else the electronics retailer sells. While that gift card doesn’t put any cash back in your pocket, it does make this the best deal we’ve seen on the 6P yet, all things considered.
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Amazon offers some really great value in its Fire tablet, priced at only $ 50. And now, they’re adding even more value by offering the 7-inch tablet for an additional $ 40 off!
The tablet is normally priced at $ 50, but the $ 10 discount will bring it down to $ 40. The model without special offers regularly costs $ 65, but this discount brings it down to an appealing $ 55, which is about the same price as the version with special offers at no discount.
As far as specifications go, this 7-inch tablet has a 1.3GHz quad-core processor in tow, 8GB of internal storage, a front and rear camera, and a decent battery that should hold up to a little over a day of frequent usage. At a resolution of 1024 x 600, the display isn’t the best, but still hard to pass up at that temporary $ 40 rate.
There’s currently no official timeline as to when the discount will end, so you may want to snatch up this tablet rather quickly. At $ 40, the Fire 7-inch tablet truly offers some of the best value on the market (review here), and is a hard one to pass up.
Anyone plan on buying?
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GoPro and Microsoft have forged a partnership, and it's a very secretive one. The two companies have signed a patent licensing "for certain file storage and other system technologies." That is seriously all they're willing to tell us at this point, a…
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Phones, tablets, and everything else we buy come in a limited variety of styles. Because not every company offers the same amount of customization as Motorola with Moto Maker, accessories are extremely valuable. Cases and skins are what make it possible to truly differentiate your device from any others. Skinit takes accessories and the personalizing of them to the next level by featuring unique designs and branding from the world’s top franchises. Even better is the ability to create custom cases with your personal pictures stamped onto them.
The people at Skinit, being the avid readers and fans of Talk Android they are, want to give you the opportunity to save on their cases and skins. So we’re estatic to tell you that you can save 20% on your order at Skinit by using a promo code that is exclusive to our supporters.
Skinit’s inventory is massive, spanning across practically everything you can think of. They cover professional and college sports teams, the Marvel Universe, DC Comics’ world, pop culture, lifestyle, art, patterns, textures, and artists. You can spend way more than a few minutes going through Skinit’s offerings.
Outside of cases and covers for phones and tablets, Skinit also designs for laptops, video game consoles, and controllers.
All you’ll need to save 20% on your order is this promo code: talkandroid20. Just use that and Skinit will know that you’re with us! Then you can enjoy saving money and await the arrival of your fancy new case or skin.
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Shortly after the G4’s release earlier this year, LG offered buyers an opportunity to pick up extra goodies at no cost. Customers were asked to verify their purchase with LG and then the company would send things like a leather back, an extra battery, a charging cradle, and a microSD card. LG is doing the same with its current flagship, the V10. Buyers of the V10 can go to the new promotional page to fill out a form that will send them an extra battery with a charging cradle as well a 64GB microSD card.
Could it get any easier to get a $ 125 bundle for free?
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BUNDLE UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE LG V10 – THE OFFICIAL SMARTPHONE FOR HOLIDAY VIDEOS
For A Limited Time, Receive a Free 64 GB mircoSD Card, Extra Battery and Charging Cradle with Purchase of a LG V10
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., – Nov. 30, 2015 – Bundle up this holiday season with the official smartphone for holiday videos – LG V10. With a 16MP camera that includes a Manual Mode and Steady Record, everyone of your fun family moments will look as beautiful as if you shot them on a DSLR style camera. And with the
LGV10’s removable battery and expandable memory, you won’t have to worry about missing any of those can’t miss holiday moments.
That’s why starting November 30 anyone who purchases a new LG V10 at AT&T, T-Mobile or Verizon will receive a:
- 64 GB MicroSD Card
- Extra Battery
- Battery Charging Cradle
Act fast, though, because this limited time offer ends December 20. For more information, including availability, please visit: lgv10decemberpromo.com.
And for your holiday videos, here’s what else you’ll enjoy with the LG V10:
- Camera: Take beautiful, crisp photos and videos with the 16MP camera with Laser Auto Focus, and dual 5MP front-facing cameras. Capture the perfect selfie even in the lowest light with the Gesture Shot and Selfie Light.
- Processor: Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 808 Processor, combined with 4GB of RAM* lets you move quickly through your favorite apps.
- Storage**: Now more ofyour photos and videos can live on your smartphone. It has 64GB of internal storage memory, expandable up to 2TB using a MicroSD card (sold separately).
- Battery:Removable 3000mAh battery.
- Access & Security:Along with LG’s popular Knock Code, the LG V10 features a new fingerprint sensor to unlock it and turn on the display simultaneously.
- Operating System: Android™ 5.1 Lollipop.
- Connectivity:Wi-Fi 802.1 1 a, b, g, n, ac/ Bluetooth 4.1 / NFC / USB 2.0
About LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc.
LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the U.S. sales subsidiary of LG Electronics USA Inc., a global innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG’s consumer-centric products — including the flagship premium G Series models — incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Get an extra battery, charging cradle, and microSD card with your LG V10
From today through November 28, Spigen is offering 30% off sitewide. This means you can get any item on Spigen’s online store for 30% off during the period.
Black Friday is nearing the end, but most deals are here to last through the weekend, including that from Spigen. Using the promotional code BLACKFRIDAY30, consumers can claim 30% off any purchase no matter what the cost. Spigen is also offering members double in reward points (extra 10% value) for anything purchased during the holiday weekend sale. Spigen offers a wide selection of cases, screen guards, docks, clips and other accessories for all the latest devices. All sales are 100% authentic and come with a 2-year warranty. Additionally, all items sold will ship free of charge to any valid U.S. address. To check out what’s left in stock, head on over to the link down below.
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If you’ve been waiting for a deal on LG’s latest smartphone, you may want listen up as independent retailer, Eclipse, has just taken to eBay and kicked off a great sale on the device. For a limited time only, you can pick up a brand new, leather-backed, factory unlocked 32GB LTE model of the G4 for $ 549.99.
It’s important to note that as this is an unlocked variant of the G4 and will only work on GSM carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T, but not with CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint. A full list of supported carrier bands can be seen below:
If you like the sound of the LG G4 and would like to take advantage of this deal – hit the source link below.
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Move over University of Phoenix, MIT has announced that you can now obtain a highly-regarded Masters degree in Supply Chain Management (mainly) online. The new 14-week credential is called a MicroMaster's and will be open to anyone and once complet…
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I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days with an ASUS Chromebook Flip, a new entrant from ASUS to the Chromebook family with a couple interesting twists. The Chromebook Flip comes with a $ 249 price tag for a 2GB version and $ 279 for the 4GB version. Stores close to me rarely have Chromebooks actually in stock and the couple that do have tend to be low-end, bulky units that remind me of some cheap netbooks I had purchased for my kids a few years ago. The Chromebook Flip is a far cry from those units despite its small size and may be an enticing buy for consumers looking for a sleek Chromebook.
The Chromebook Flip gets its name from the double-hinge design connects the screen to the body. This double hinge means the screen can be flipped all the way back on the unit. The Chromebook Flip can be used in a conventional laptop configuration, or made into a “tent” or with the screen standing up while the keyboard is tucked away in the back for distraction free viewing, or effectively turned into a tablet device. Yes, versatility at its finest.
The flexibility of the hinges and configurations available will likely be welcomed by some users; however, I found use of the device in “tablet” mode difficult since Chrome OS is not optimized for a tablet interface. Although, the operating system did handle being flipped into a portrait orientation quite. I found myself spending most of my time with the device in a traditional laptop configuration even when just sitting around surfing the web while watching some TV.
In addition to the double-hinge design, ASUS manufactured the Chromebook Flip out of a lightweight metal for the chassis. This means the unit is thin and light. The Chromebook Flip measures 262.8 x 182.4 x 15.6mm and weighs 1.96lbs. It will not be mistaken for a tablet device, but compared to a traditional laptop it is quite portable and easy to hold at under 2 pounds.
The keyboard is comprised of a nice set of island type keys similar to what you would find in other laptops constructed with a metal frame. Some users may find the keys a bit on the small side, but I had no problem with them. The trackpad is constructed so it can be clicked along the bottom edge emulating a left click on a mouse. To perform a a right click though, you have to use a two-finger tap on the trackpad. That took some getting used to since I normally use trackpads that have the bottom edge split in half to detect left and right mouse click actions. The two-finger tap worked well but it may take a user some time to retrain their muscle memory to do this.
The Chromebook Flip features a 1280×800 (WXGA) touchscreen display behind an LED 10.1-inch LED panel, Rockchip quad-core processor, 2GB or 4GB of RAM, HD webcam, 16GB or 32GB of storage, microSD card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, and one HDMI port.
One of the contributing factors to the easy portability of the Chromebook Flip is the 10.1-inch screen. This is on the small side for a Chromebook and harkens back to the earliest Chromebooks and netbooks that were typically 10 to 11 inches in size. Interestingly enough, ASUS probably could have bumped the screen size up a bit without impacting the overall size of the device as the bezels are quite large.
The screen itself runs at a 1280×800 resolution, so it is not a true HD experience. The screen is acceptable and on par with typical laptop screens I’ve used. It is an LED panel and cranking the brightness up provided plenty of illumination. ASUS also stepped things up by making it touchscreen. That is obviously needed for when then unit is folded back into any of the configurations other than traditional laptop. The touchscreen was accurate and often used it even with the keyboard out and its built-in trackpad as it was easy and convenient to just flick the screen with a finger as I was surfing a web site or scrolling through emails.
ASUS gave the Chromebook Flip a nice assortment of connections. You will find an audio jack that can handle a combo unit with a built-in microphone, a pair of 2.0 USB ports for connecting peripherals, a micro HDMI port if you want to hardwire an external display to the unit, and a microSD card slot. Users will also find a power button and a volume rocker along the side of the unit. The device also has an HD camera installed for users wanting to videoconference and it comes with support for 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1.
For sound, the Chromebook Flip has two speakers built into the bottom of the unit. This does not seem like it would be effective, but the location did not seem to hinder the sound. The speakers are small, but as far as built-in speakers go, they are adequate assuming expectations are not set too high.
Since this is the first Chromebook I’ve spent any significant amount of time with, assessing performance is a bit of a challenge. Compared to other laptops with other operating systems I have used, I found the Chromebook Flip to perform in a similar manner. Thanks to the Chrome OS, turning on the unit only took a matter of seconds. I did not experience any lag like you might get when using a traditional tablet running Android. All of the apps I used during my testing performed as expected and loaded quickly even with this being the 2GB version.
The touchscreen was responsive and easy to use with nice accuracy on taps and selections. One of the factors that has kept me from purchasing my own Chromebook is a desire to stick with a Full HD (1920×1080) screen. Although the Chromebook Flip does not meet that requirement, I thought the screen was very good looking and I did not notice it was not Full HD. The fact that the Chromebook Flip’s screen was good enough to get me to reconsider whether I really need to hold out for Full HD may give you an idea of how good the display is.
The one problem I had with the Chromebook Flip was a propensity for the screen to lockup on occasion. I could never figure out what may have been causing this. When I received the unit, it was set for the Chrome OS beta channel, so I switched to the stable channel about halfway through my testing of the unit and that helped although I still experienced at least one lockup after that switch. Just about every time this happened, I had to wait for about a minute for the unit to briefly turn off the screen then turn itself back on. This would restore functionality.
Since most design decisions involve tradeoffs, the choice of a 10.1-inch screen comes with some other benefits as well. One of those is power consumption where the Chromebook Flip excels. The official position from ASUS is that the device should last around 9 hours in typical use and some testers have pushed the device to close to 11 hours of use. I had no trouble making it through a day of normal web surfing and the occasional use of Docs or Sheets before needing to hook up the charger. After leaving the unit sitting for a couple days, when I opened it back up I found it was still reporting 85% charge left on the battery.
If you are looking for a Chromebook to supplement your current collection of devices, the ASUS Chromebook Flip seems like it should definitely be under consideration. The materials and finish are very nice and the unit is solid. The double hinge makes it flexible to use in different situations. The inclusion of a touchscreen is convenient and having a keyboard with touchpad available means it can handle some moderate work demands to help keep you productive.
The 10.1-inch screen and small size will likely keep it from serving as a full-fledged laptop, but it may keep you from having to break out your big computer if you do not expect to have to work for very long. I think the ASUS Chromebook Flip could also serve as an alternative for users shopping for a tablet device. You may give up a touch optimized interface like Android, but otherwise the Chromebook Flip worked well in situations where I might normally use a tablet and the price is attractive compared to many higher end tablets.
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Huawei is celebrating the anniversary of its online store launching with a bundle deal that can save you over $ 200. What’s involved? Everything from phones and discounts to SIM cards and freebies.
Hit the break for details.
Complete registration at GetHuawei.com and you can do the following:
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