Posts From Jeff Springer

Jeff Springer
Jeff Springer

Applied mathematician with a love for Android. I am interested in inverse problems for imaging and integration with camera software for mobile phones.

Surface Pro X vs Samsung Galaxy S7+: Which tablet reigns supreme?

While Microsoft did announce some big changes at their Fall 2021 event, the Surface Pro X got a more modest refresh and price drop. There aren't sweeping processor or display changes like in the Surface Pro 8, but the X series still offers a lot to get excited about and it's now more affordable than...

Surface Pro 8 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+: Which tablet is right for you?

Microsoft fans have waited a long time for a true redesign of the Surface Pro. At their Fall 2021 event, Microsoft finally gave us exactly what we wanted. The new Surface Pro 8 is a beautifully-designed tablet PC that packs lots of power. If you're looking for true versatility, it's definitely a tablet to put...

Best Surface Pro 8 monitor options: ASUS, Dell, HP, and more

If you use your Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for work or school, you could use it with a docking station and external monitor. Using an external monitor can provide more screen real estate, and docking stations can offer additional ports for multi-tasking. Professional creative users may also need a monitor with excellent color calibration and accuracy. Whether...

Best Surface Go 3 accessories: Microsoft, Anker, LG, and more

If you use your Microsoft Surface Go 3 for work or school, you could use it with a docking station and external monitor. Using an external monitor can provide more screen real estate, and docking stations can offer additional ports for multi-tasking. Professional creative users may also need a monitor with excellent color calibration and accuracy. You...

Surface Laptop Studio vs HP Spectre x360 16: Which powerful convertible should you buy?

With the redesigned Surface Laptop Studio now unveiled, there's a new option for those looking for a premium Windows laptop. It's honestly the refresh we've wanted to see for quite a while, including an all-new sleeker design. But there are a number of excellent options to consider when picking a high-end Windows laptop. Microsoft has...

Surface Laptop Studio vs Dell XPS 15: Which premium PC is best?

The Surface Laptop Studio is replacing the Surface Book product line. It's honestly the refresh we've wanted to see for quite awhile, including an all-new sleeker design. But there are a number of excellent options to consider when picking a high-end Windows laptop. Microsoft has a lot of nice productivity features specific to the surface...

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5: Everything you need to know

The Lenovo Chromebook Duet was a huge hit in 2020, one of the best Chrome OS tablets we've ever seen, at an incredibly affordable price. Now Lenovo is back with a bigger, more premium version in the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5. In addition to a larger OLED screen, you also get a significant bump in...

How Chrome killed Internet Explorer: Extensions, Android, and Innovation

In just over 13 years, Google's Chrome browser has risen from a new project to the behemoth we know today. Today, Chrome is by far the most popular browser in the world on both desktop and mobile. You could even say Chrome killed Internet Explorer. So, how did Google accomplish this unbelievable feat in such...

Best docking stations for Surface Go 3: Anker, Microsoft, and more

Microsoft just announced the Surface Go 3 and it's an attractive tablet PC to consider for work or school, or connected to a Surface Go 3 docking station at home. The Surface Go 3 features an Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y or Intel Core i3-10100Y processor, as well as a 10.5 inch touchscreen with a 1920...

Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 vs Chromebook Duet: Which should you buy?

There's an influx of new Chrome OS tablets releasing this fall and Lenovo has two compelling options to choose from. The Lenovo Chromebook Duet was a huge hit in 2020, one of the best Chrome OS tablets we've ever seen, at an incredibly affordable price. Lenovo just released their new large-screen contender in the Chrome OS space,...

Best Chromebooks for writers: ASUS, Acer, Samsung, and more

Chrome OS is absolutely perfect for writing. You get great battery life, smooth performance, and fewer distractions than on a Mac or PC. If you're looking for the best Chromebooks for writers, whether as a blogger, novelist, or just casual journaling, you've come to the right place. There are a lot of aspects to consider...

This week in Chrome OS: Chrome 93 hits stable and more

Welcome back Chrome fans. We've got a new stable version of Chrome OS, as Chrome OS 93 is rolling out. Most devices should have received the update by now, so we'll remind you of some of the key features to check out. In addition to the new stable release, we have some interesting upcoming features...