Budget Desktop Battle: Kangaroo PC vs Chromebit vs Remix Mini

Today’s smartphones and tablets are powered by processors that may be small, but are powerful enough to run full desktop operating systems. This isn’t just a marketing claim, as manufacturers are making desktop computers using mobile processors and components. These devices combine the low cost and tiny footprint of these mobile processors with traditional desktop operating systems and capabilities, allowing for miniature computers that are exceptionally portable.

In this article I will compare three PCs that are all available for below $100, featuring three different operating systems: Windows 10, Android, and Chrome OS. Each has a unique form factor, resulting in varying strengths, weaknesses, and features. These small PCs are a great way to turn a TV with an extra HDMI port into a full-fledged computer, and offer both productivity and entertainment options.

Read on to find out more about these three new micro PCs:

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Asus C201 Video Review

Tired of the stress and strain of “reading words”? Perhaps instead of reading my Asus C201 review, you’d rather have my words fly directly into your ear holes?

Today’s your lucky day, friend, as below you’ll find a full video review of the Asus C201! You can currently buy this Chromebook for $159 from Amazon for the 2 GB version, or $189 for the 4 GB version, and I have to say I’ve really fallen for this device.

Enjoy the review, and stay after the end credits for the world’s best chicken impression…

 

2014 Chromebooks: Better Middle, Weaker Entry?

In mid to late 2014, we’re finally seeing some quality lower-middle to true mid-level Chromebooks. For those unfamiliar with some of the new and upcoming options, let’s take a look:

Lenovo

The Lenovo Thinkpad 11e with IPS touchscreen (albeit 720p) is to my knowledge the most expensive non-Pixel Chromebook, at $379 for the regular version and $479 for the superior Yoga version with 4 GB RAM, but paying almost $500 for a Bay Trail device is hard to swallow despite the versatility and build quality, at least for me. Still, this device has received generally excellent reviews, and is easy to recommend as a pretty much true mid-level device… but it will no doubt be hampered to some degree (like the Dell) in that you can only get it direct from Lenovo and even finding it on their website requires labyrinth-navigating skills one normally would use to find and slay a minotaur, not purchase a Chromebook.

Or, you can just click here.

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