Samsung is well know for its smartphones, tablets and computer accessories. But it also produces portable computers. The Galaxy Book2 looks like a tricked up Surface Pro but adds a few decent features although there a few interesting decisions made when it comes to specs. It's a competent machine that could find a place in the mobile arsenal of students and travellers although it's a little under-powered for some applications.
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The Lenovo Yoga 730 is evidence that you can teach an old dog new tricks. It's hard to believe that the same company that brings the understated, matte black ThinkPad to the market delivers the Yoga convertible, with its touchscreen, fully-foldable design and shiny body. There's a lot to like about the Yoga 730 - but there are some rough edges.
Over the last couple of weeks, I've been looking at switching from an iPad Pro as the computer I use when travelling to a Windows 10 device. I set out my wish list, did a bunch of online research, visited a few retailers and then put the call out to a bunch of vendors asking them to recommend and provide me with a review device. The ultimate aim of the exercise if for me to buy, with my own money, a new computer for when I'm working remotely. The first device to arrive on my doorstep is the Lenovo Miix 510.
These days, most tablets and laptops come with unique hardware applications (some would call them "gimmicks") in an attempt to stand out from the crowd. It might be a fancy 3D camera, a battery extender or even an inbuilt projector. Usually, it's entirely unproven technology that could prove useful... or it might be a flash in the pan. Lenovo is looking to eliminate this uncertainty with the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. Instead of saddling itself to one feature, it offers a choice of three clip-on modules to suit the needs of different customers. Or you can sit on the fence and ignore them all.
We live in a world where bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is a fact of life for IT managers, but that doesn't eliminate the need to secure and manage those devices. Here's how using a 2 in 1 makes that easier.