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Cheap Surface Go now official: $399, 10 inches, Pentium processor

By Peter Bright

Enlarge / Surface Go (credit: Microsoft)

Confirming weeks of leaks and speculation, Microsoft today announced the latest member of the Surface computer family: Surface Go.

If you remember the long-discontinued Surface 3—Microsoft’s last attempt at a cheap(er) tablet—Surface Go is what a Surface 4 probably would have been if the company was still using that branding. Compared to the Surface Pro, it has a smaller screen (10in, 1800×1200), a weaker processor (an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y, which is a two-core, four-thread Kaby Lake chip that was launched about 18 months ago), slower, smaller storage (64GB, using an eMMC interface), and reduced battery life (estimated at 9 hours). But it’s cheaper. A lot cheaper: the base model costs just $399, compared to $799 for the base Surface Pro.

Even with the reduced price, it retains all the major Surface design elements: a variable position kickstand, 8MP rear/5MP front cameras with Windows Hello facial recognition, the Surface Connect magnetic charging and dock port, and a 10-finger multitouch screen with Surface Pen support. It retains the microSDXC card reader and 3.5mm headset jack and adds to this a USB 3.1 generation 1 Type-C port. As with other Surface tablets, Surface Go supports the Type Cover detachable keyboard-covers, though because of its new smaller size, it’ll need new smaller Type Covers. Microsoft also has a new smaller Surface Mobile Mouse if you want an external pointing device.

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This Morning’s Video Worth Sharing: MX6453 Follow Up, Yes You Can Use it For Video Editing!

By Tim

Today, well actually yesterday, I learned that an AMD Turion X2 64 processor can be quite powerful! I did not bring my tablet PC to work for the short morning and therefore I was using the MX6453 that I had installed Linux on a short time ago.

So I decided to see what I could truly do with this dinosaur…

Yeah, I was blown away with the fact this thing still could run Openshot and run Blender! So, yes, it does do video editing. WOW!

Bottom line here folks, if you have a laptop laying about the house and it has a 64 bit CPU, get Linux on it! Face it, it is the far superior platform versus handing your child an iPad/smartphone which they will drop, spill soda on, etc.

Below is the video I shot this evening, but the wireframe logo/intro for work was created on the 13 year old Gateway MX 6453 laptop in Linux.

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Tonight’s Video Worth Sharing: Innovation Versus Stagnation – The Vivo NEX S Smartphone

By Tim

Tonight’s Video is about engineering and innovation, versus stagnation and copycatting! As we all know the notch, while not introduced by Apple, has certainly become popular due to their use of it. It is one of the worst ideas ever to make a smartphone larger because of the loss of a full 1/3 section of the middle of the top of the screen.
Enter Vivo, one of several companies doing engineering and innovating and not being a follower but rather a leader.
So watch the videos I mentioned in the video here and reach your own conclusions. (They will be linked a few paragraphs down.)

The Vivo NEX S gives us proof that with a bit of engineering and innovation we can lose the notch, have super small bezels and not follow the path of Crapple, err, Apple. The phone has bleeding edge tech and great specs and the list below covers only the basics. Suffice to say the in-screen fingerprint reader and the screen that acts as an earpiece are very slick. As is the pop-up selfie camera!

Basic specs:

Vivo NEX 4G Phablet 6.59 inch Android 8.1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core 2.8GHz 8GB RAM 128GB ROM 12.0MP + 5.0MP Rear Camera Screen Fingerprint Sensor Built-in, 4000mAh battery
Display: 6.59 inch 2316 x 1080 pixels
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core 2.8GHz
System: Android 8.1
Storage: 8GB RAM 128GB ROM
Cameras: 12.0MP + 5.0MP rear camera and 8.0MP front camera
Sensors:E-Compass, Proximity sensor, Screen fingerprint sensor, Gyro, G-sensor, Light sensor
Features:GPS
Bluetooth:5.0
SIM Card: dual Nano SIM, dual standby

This phone is currently available for $709 at Gearbest.

Below are the videos I mentioned in the video you will be seeing below:

TechTablets.com
UnBox Therapy 
Mrwhosetheboss

So this is tonight’s video, watch, learn, go to our channel and leave comments!

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Second Video Worh Sharing Today: Reviewers I Trust, How To Get On The List

By Tim

When it is stupid hot outside, well, then I stay inside and create another video. This one covers how the 6 reviewers that I trust made the list.

The basics are pretty simple, so I am not going to waste time typing them in after spending several hours doing the video which can be much more expansive than my typing.

So this post will be rather short, but if you know of a tech reviewer I should have on my list go to the video on YouTube and leave a link to their channel. I will check them out!

As usual please check out our channel for some good tech info and the occasional odyssey into making old machines live again 10 years after they were obsolete.

The video is linked below and below that I have linked the playlist of all 6 reviewers I trust videos.

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Today’s Video Worth Sharing: A Recap of The Last Week of Videos on High End Cheap Tech

By Tim

So last night I did a recap video of what we had put on the new channel in the last 10 days or so. Nothing special here if you happen to already be a subscriber, but if not, it will give you the general feel of what we are trying to do with the channel right now.

The video ended up being far more complex to edit than I first intended when I decided to shoot an intro with me doing the intro. When I finally got that right I was then tasked with re-editing the entire project, to slip the video on at the beginning. Then as usual I had to break it down from a 451 MB video down to 45 MB video using Handbrake. So it ended up being after 3 am and I decided to write this post up when I awakened today.

So let us get to that video, make sure to subscribe to the channel and be sure to leave comments on the YouTube site.

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