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About Daryl

Daryl Deino has been a technology enthusiast since 1995 and has written for several newspapers and technology sites. Please reach him at [email protected]

Surface Go 2 With Core m3 Processor Is Ultimate Portable Workstation

I recently wrote a “first look” review of the Surface Go 2. The unit I was reviewing had an  Intel Pentium 4425Y processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. It sells for $549.99. I was very satisfied with the … Continue reading

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Apple Is About To Bring Augmented Reality To The Mainstream

You have to hand it to Apple for taking things that have already been produced and making them marketable to the masses. There was the revolutionary iPod (Creative Labs’s Nomad Jukebox was a minor hit a year before Apple’s MP3 … Continue reading

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The iPhone SE 2020 Is A Game Changer

I had a couple days to test out the 2020 iPhone SE and was surprised how much I liked it. In fact, I took the SIM card out of my Galaxy S20+ and made Apple’s latest smartphone my main cellular … Continue reading

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First Look: Microsoft Surface Go 2

I am excited to have my hands on the new Surface Go 2. It’s the mid-level version: Intel Pentium 4425Y processor; 8GB of RAM; and a 128GB SSD. It sells for $549.99. It’s important to note that the Surface Go … Continue reading

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The MacBook Pro 16 Is A Wonderful Portable ‘Desktop’

The version of the MacBook Pro 16 being reviewed for this article has a ninth-generation six-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512 SSD, and AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics with GDDR6 memory. It sells for $2,399.00, but … Continue reading

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The Surface Go 2 Looks Exciting, But Is It Too Expensive?

This column called the original Surface Go a groundbreaking device when it first came out. It was basically a smaller version of the Surface Pro but with a low-powered processor (Intel Pentium Gold), and HUGE bezels around the screen. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Dell’s New XPS 15 Takes On MacBook Pro 16

I have been using the MacBook Pro 16 for the past five days and will post my review this weekend. It’s the best laptop I have ever tested. The screen, although not 4K, is beautiful. But the big surprise of … Continue reading

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 Outdoes Microsoft Surface Pro 7

The version of the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 that is being reviewed has a 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 4K screen. It is on sale for $1799.99 at Micro Center.  I recently … Continue reading

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Best Oculus Quest VR Experiences For Quarantine

If you told us one year ago that many of us would be quarantining in our homes to avoid spreading or getting a deadly (for many) virus, we’d say you’re a little crazy. But in April of 2020, here we … Continue reading

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Initial Thoughts On Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 And The Case For Low-Travel Keyboards

I have been testing out the Dell XPS 13 2-In-1 (late 2019, 4K, i7 processor), and I’m shocked on how much I like it. The last version of this 13-inch laptop was rather underwhelming, especially with its lethargic mobile processor. … Continue reading

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