Mobile – Notebooks, Tablets, etc
Google Nexus 5 Smartphone
We go through a lot of phones here at PC Perspective and the Nexus 5 is the new favorite amongst the Android users in-house. The LG-built device combines some of the best hardware found in a reasonable sized smartphone along with the latest version of the Android OS (4.4, KitKat) before its available anywhere else. The phone is light, slim, has a completely revamp camera application with HDR features and takes full advantage of a 1920×1080 445 pixel-per-inch screen. This phone is sold fully unlocked and will work on any US network with the unfortunate exception of Verizon.
Apple iPad Air Tablet
Even though we fancy ourselves PC users here, the iPad Air is among the best tablets you can buy. The screen is amazing, the form factor is great, it's light and thin; there's a lot to like here. The price is pretty steep to be sure, but if you are already in the Apple iOS ecosystem then the iPad Air is the best option for a tablet this holiday. It's available with as little as 16GB of flash or as high as 128GB and can be purchased with Wi-Fi only connectivity or with LTE support.
Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Convertible Ultrabook
For users that need a new notebook that can handle just about anything you can throw at it, the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is a great option. An upgrade from the original Yoga 13, this new version has an Intel Haswell processor and 256GB Samsung solid state drive. The 13.3-in screen has a resolution of 3200×1800 – and it is VERY IMPRESSIVE in person! With a 3.1 pound, 0.6-in form factor the Yoga is powerful and portable.
ASUS Transformer Book T100 Detachable Notebook
On the complete other side of the spectrum is the ASUS Transformer T100 notebook. For just $369, this tablet and laptop combination will satisfy 95% of the utility that a user needs. Powered by the latest Intel Atom processor, codenamed Bay Trail, the Transformer is part tablet, part notebook and a 100% great value. The CPU is a quad-core design and it ships with a 64GB SSD and 2GB of DDR3 memory. Long battery life and USB 3.0 support add to the equation. Best of all, this is a full x86 environment that will run any Windows application and isn't limited by Windows RT.
MSI GT60-2OD-026US 15-inch Gaming Notebook
If you’re looking for mobile gaming, there are a number of great options, but in terms of 15-inch models, it’s hard to beat the MSI GT60 for the price. It isn’t perfect, but for $1,850, it’s smoking hot, sporting an Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPU, 16 GB DDR3 RAM, an SSD and storage drive, and a great 1080p matte screen. Oh yeah, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M packing 4 GB of GDDR5 memory—which can handle practically anything you toss its way. Yes indeed; as we said in our review earlier this year, it’s a monster, and one more excuse to avoid the in-laws this year and get in some good old gaming instead.
Another $10 off + free Final
Another $10 off + free Final Fantasy game for the i7-4770K ($289) @ Newegg.
Tis the season to go in debt! 😀
happy thanksgiving pcper! i
happy thanksgiving pcper! i hope you have a nice weekend 🙂
I can vouch that the T100TA
I can vouch that the T100TA is an AMAZING tablet. I heard Josh in a podcast a few months ago talking about how sweet Bay Trail would be when it launched, and it is indeed sweet.
>Quad core Intel Atom Baytrail CPU with 4.5x graphics improvement over previous generation
>64GB eMMC storage + microSD slot for expansion
>x86 architecture so it runs full Win 8.1 not that RT bullshit
>10.1 inch screen
>11 hour battery
>included keyboard dock with full size USB 2.0 port
>Intel WiDi support (wireless display)
>free copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student Edition
9:21 PM seriously, this thing is amazing I have already played CS:GO, Minecraft, Braid, Half-Life 2, Fallout New Vegas, and edited in Photoshop with it. It’s like the surface pro for nearly 1/3 the price.
Here’s a picture of me holding the device while writing this comment about the advice. Oh so meta.
Just as a heads up, the 64GB
Just as a heads up, the 64GB version of the T100 is $299 through the Microsoft store at the moment. I’ve been wavering over buying it for days, knowing that the new Atom chip is genuinely decent and has great battery life. I’m just leery about living with a keyboard that small. How’s the typing on it?
1. Swifttech H220 (NCIX
1. Swifttech H220 (NCIX US).
2. ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 (Amazon)
3. Intel 530 Series 180GB for $109 (Newegg).
Im using it right now. Its not the fastest drive but never need to worry about reliability, its Intel.
4. G.Skill Ripjaw 8GB (2X4) 1600 for $49.99 (Newegg).
5. Cougar 140mm fans $15 (Newegg) They are cheaper if you buy in bulk.
When I saw Ryan and Ken, I
When I saw Ryan and Ken, I thought it said “Ryu and Ken”…maybe I DO need that GTX 780 Ti to Play MOAR Super Street Fighter 4 ULTRA.
is the above link
is the above link “Continue reading our selections for this year’s PC Perspective Holiday Gift Guide!!” supposed to go to this page or somewhere else – ie are there more gft items suggestions?
Adafruit would have to the
Adafruit would have to the most interesting piece of hardware on this holiday guide. Also like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino based kits but just don’t have time, maybe in the future if it’s still around. Don’t understand how to program so I guest it would be play around with other people code.
LG Nexus 5 Review
LG Nexus 5 Review
Google launched its Nexus 5 smartphone globally and much to our surprise, the company redeemed itself for the mistakes it made with Nexus 4 in India by bringing the latest Nexus much earlier than last time around (almost one year).
The stock Android 4.4 KitKat version is the best way to differentiate between the experience on a Nexus device and other vendor branded devices. The latest Nexus 5 therefore is no different, and gives the experience that Google wants to offer to users on Android.
LG has flourished under the stewardship of Google for its Nexus devices, enabling it to iron out the flaws they’ve had in their previous smartphones. With Nexus 5, LG has taken the expectations to a whole new level.
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