For a long time now, people in the Linux world have been talking about a new budget laptop, the PINEBOOK Pro. Made by Pine64, this laptop costs $200, and is an ARM powered device with 4gb of RAM, 64gb of EMMC storage, and a 1080p matte screen. The story of this device is simply one of measured expectations, to be sure, but I love this little device for the time I have spent with it so far.
In March of 2020, the company I work for sent most of its staff to work from home due to the Corona Virus outbreak, myself included. Because of this, I have gotten a chance to use my home office consistently enough to know what I like about it and what is lacking. I have also gotten a chance to do some personal development and catch up on some side projects for this site.
About two months ago, my Raspberry Pi 4 arrived, and to say the least, I was excited to try it out. I heard some of the stories about this thing overheating, especially the model I got with the 4gb of RAM. decided to get the Cana Kit for $99, which came with a power switch, a plastic case (pictured), a micro-HDMI to HDMI cable, and several small heatsinks for the chips with a fan that is positioned on the top of the case. These are my thoughts on performance, quality, and overall satisfaction.
As someone that has used an ergonomic keyboard for 17 years, this is a very different experience, but that is not a bad thing. While I like this keyboard for general typing, it has some drawbacks if you are used to a normal keyboard. I have been using this as my primary work keyboard for almost a year, and it really helps.
The iPad 9.7" 2018 is a great device and worth the money, as long as you have simple needs or do not plan on using it as the main PC, then you are good. I purchased one of these recently for the main purpose of being able to take notes for work. While I have some major issues with the way that Apple handles their hardware and the lock-in that they push for their ecosystem, the limited use that I have for this device allows my to appreciate what a solid device that it is without being sucked into the lock-in effect.
I recently was in the market for a new tablet. I was previously using the Kindle Fire HD 8, but this tablet was showing its age and was never the fastest or most powerful tablet. I was stuck making a choice between the Apple iPad 9.7 2018 and the Kindle Fire HD 10. From the title of this article, you can already tell which one I went with. The price was the driving factor in the decision. While both were on sale, the Kindle Fire HD 10’s price could not be touched by the iPad.
I just purchased a ThinkPad X1 Carbon and this is my first impression of this business class laptop. It is running Pop_OS! Linux instead of Windows, which it came with. This will be a review strictly on its performance with Linux.
I owned one of these, and used it as my daily driver. This was the primary laptop that I utilized day to day, but it was running Windows. I give this a full review, as it is over a year later.