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.

ASUS Chromebook CX9 vs Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2: Which should you buy?

Back in January, ASUS rocked the Chrome OS world by announcing their upcoming hero device, the Chromebook CX9. Samsung also released an incredibly premium sleek Chromebook earlier this year with the Galaxy Chromebook 2. Both manufacturers are clearly targeting the high-end Chromebook aficionados out there. It's a common misconception Chromebooks only come with basic specs...

Best USI pens for laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets in 2021

The Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) defines industry-wide standards for interoperable communication between an active stylus and touch-enabled devices, such as phones, tablets, and computing and entertainment platforms. Thus far, there are quite a few solid USI pens available on the market, but they're a bit pricier than the old-school capacitive styli. Writing with a USI...

Best docks for ASUS Chromebook CX9: Anker, Caldigit, and more

The ASUS Chromebook CX9 is undoubtedly the best Chromebook you can buy today. We reviewed this Chromebook and came away incredibly impressed. A distinguishing feature of the CX9 are its two Thunderbolt 4 ports. It's not very common to see a Chromebook with a single Thunderbolt 3 port, let alone two of the newer Thunderbolt...

Best accessories for the ASUS Chromebook CX9: Dell, Anker, and more

The ASUS Chromebook CX9 is an absolute beast. With an Intel 11th generation Tiger Lake processor and up to 16GB of RAM, this is the best overall Chromebook you can buy today. To harness all that power, you'll definitely need a few accessories. This machine is light and portable, so a case or sleeve is...

Does the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 offer dual SIM?

Samsung has a hit on its hands with the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The third generation of their popular foldable is the best yet. With a more durable frame and larger cover display for notifications, this is the time to get on the foldable hype train. If you plan to use your new Galaxy Z...

How many software updates will the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 get?

There's no doubt Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 is one of the most innovative smartphones you can buy today. You get the convenience and portability of a smartphone, with tablet functionality on the inner display. Of course, when you buy a new phone, software support is also important. Samsung is one of the best in...

ASUS Chromebook CX9 Review: The new king of Chromebooks

When ASUS unveiled the new Chromebook CX9 at CES 2021, the Chrome OS community went wild. Premium consumer Chromebooks are few and far between, especially devices with a gorgeous build like the CX9. The wait was a long one, with nearly 7 months between the initial unveiling and preorders going live. Like many others, I've...

Here are the Best Chromebooks for Students to Buy in August 2021

With an increasing number of students attending classes at home, the demand for laptops and Chromebooks is through the roof right now. But finding the right Chromebook for school could prove to be a bit of a challenge, especially since some eCommerce portals are flooded with older models that aren’t a part of Google’s eight-year...

This week in Chrome OS: Chrome OS 92 hits stable

It's been quite a busy week for Chrome OS and Google in general. Google kicked off the week by officially previewing the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. While that's not Chrome OS news directly, the Google-made Tensor chip could have future implications for Chromebooks. In the middle of the week, Chrome OS...

Best ASUS Chromebook CX9 chargers: Zendure, Anker, and more

The ASUS CX9 is one of the most powerful Chromebooks we've seen in quite some time. It's always nice to have a backup charger in your bag in case something goes wrong. Sometimes you just want an extra power brick to keep at the office for your Chromebook. Either way, if you own the ASUS Chromebook...

TCL 20 Pro 5G vs OnePlus 9 Pro 5G: Which flagship should you buy?

TCL brought their 20 series to the US a few weeks back. Originally announced earlier this year, the series includes the TCL 20 SE, TCL 20S, and TCL 20 Pro 5G. The TCL 20 Pro 5G is the top offering of the group, with an MSRP of $499.99 at launch. If you're considering this phone,...

What configurations of the ASUS Chromebook CX9 are available?

ASUS launched the Chromebook CX9 a few weeks back, which they originally introduced at CES 2021. This is one of the most premium Chromebooks on the market today. If you want premium build quality, high-end specs, and security features, then this is the laptop for you. While all the models of the CX9 share the...