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Rey's Curious Electronics Page

Hello, folks! I will be writing about the very latest in computer hardware and associated technologies - processors, flash memory chips, solid state drives, motherboards, things like that - with an emphasis on interesting innovations or features. You can also expect me to cover similarly strange prebuilt computers and gadgets (not just ordinary big-box store PCs and smartphones!) for good measure.

Such technology evolves at an alarmingly fast rate these days, and it can often be difficult to stay on track with new developments. I'll help you stay in the know, one post at a time.


Rey M.L.
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Zotac Zbox Pico Is A Smartphone-Sized Windows PC

Despite being barely larger than its own AC adapter, Zotac's latest Zbox system nonetheless runs Windows 8.1 and boasts a respectable array of features.

Is Apple Planning 12.9” iPads For 2015?

If the rumours are right, Apple are busy working on a new addition to its popular tablet lineup. But who would need a 13” iPad? The answer might surprise you.

PNY Lego USB Drives Add 16GB Storage To Your Builds

Flash drives encased in Lego bricks are hardly a new concept, but these ones from PNY have the Lego Group's official blessing. They're cheap, too.

Acer Chromebook 13 Offers 13 Hour Battery Life, Tegra K1 Processor

Most Chrome OS laptops use Intel processors. Not this one. Acer's latest packs a power-efficient ARM-based Nvidia system-on-chip, a decent-sized screen, and tablet-esque battery life for a fairly low price.

$99 Windows 8, Bay Trail Tablet: KingSing's W8

KingSing's new tablet might offer acceptable performance, a port payload better than Google's Nexus devices, and a full-fat version of Windows. The best part? It's supposed to be cheap. Really cheap.

Palit Touts Fanless GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Cards

“Pursue the silent-0dB gaming environment,” exclaims the marketing banner. Indeed, Palit's looking to provide all the performance of Nvidia's relatively powerful GeForce GTX 750 family graphics chips with none of the fan noise attached to most implementations.

Eight Cores, 64 bits: MediaTek's Upcoming MT6795 System-On-Chip

Device makers will soon have a powerful chip with which to build Android L-based 64-bit smartphones and tablets on. Leaked specs are suggesting a respectable feature set within MediaTek's latest.

CTL Preps “Education” Chromebook Fit For Classrooms

With its rugged design and locked-down operating system, CTL's new laptop computer looks ideal for classroom mass deployment. You don't need to be a grade school student to get your hands on one, either.

In-Depth Review: Gigabyte's J1800N-D2H Mini-ITX Motherboard

Intel's new Bay Trail-D family of processors have been released, and motherboard makers are putting out products with the chips soldered on. Join me as I take Gigabyte's entrant, which boasts a dual-core Celeron J1800, for a not-so-brief spin.

High-Res Square Display Adorns BlackBerry's Next Smartphone

The ailing Canadian smartphone shoppe's next device probably won't appeal to everyone, what with its width-heavy block of a screen and hunched demeanour, but a few key perks keep it interesting.