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    PCs get smaller and seemingly so do PC sales




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    PCs get smaller and seemingly so do PC sales

    By Michael Lasky

    As expected, this year's Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show was full of Internet-based gadgets (aka Internet of Things) and mobile devices. Not so PC-centric products; those few in evidence were ultra thin, ultra light, or ultra small.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/best-hardware/pcs-get-smaller-and-seemingly-so-do-pc-sales]/ (free content, opens in a new window/tab).

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    Cranking out those articles in the new format seems to have taken a toll on proofreading of articles. The Kangaroo Mini-PC has 4 hours of battery life, according to a redirect page from the Kangaroo/InFocus web site. The number was omitted from the article.

    By the way, without an iPad, the Kangaroo device is practically useless for travel, which is where most battery-operated mini-PCs should see the most use. The HP mini-PC in the article looks much more to my liking, though it doesn't have a battery for mobile use.

    I'd like to see results of testing the Zolt on an ASUS Transformer Book t100tam, as there are numerous reports in forums that this tablet (which I own) needs an extra-powerful (higher amperage than expected) charger to charge at all when in "connected charge" mode with its keyboard dock attached. Most mobile USB chargers from third parties actually result in a net drain from the battery on this model of tablet.
    -- Bob Primak --

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