Piltch Point (Video)

Piltch Point (Video)

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Description: Hosted by Avram Piltch, Online Editorial Director of LAPTOP Magazine, and moderated by Scott Ertz and Nicholas DiMeo, The Piltch Point is a livecast covering the news of the week in the mobile space.

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What NOT to Pay For When Configuring a New Computer - Episode 160

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This week, Avram Piltch has got some new advice to help you save some money if you are considering purchasing a new laptop or desktop computer. Companies offer all sorts of add-ons and configuration options, but for most people, there are some that can simply be skipped, while others are absolutely...

Laptop Resolution Disappointment - Episode 159

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This week, Avram Piltch discusses one of the most disappointing trends in laptops: screen resolution. It's hard to believe that in 2018, as televisions are moving to UHD and screens are full HD or better, laptop screens are still shipping with 1366x768 resolution. It's not just a small number, eithe...

Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot - Episode 158

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This week, Avram Piltch discusses a toy that is both strangely priced and strangely timed: the Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot. This toy was released just this week, only days before Christmas, and commands a premium price of $300. This isn't the only programmable device to charge a price i...

Net Neutrality in 2017 - Episode 157

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This week, Avram Piltch discusses the changes that came to the US regarding the internet, and what it could mean for you. In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission revoked guidances put in place in 2015, that discouraged internet service providers, or ISPs, from blocking or throttling websites...

Apples to Apples: Ryzen 5 Mobile vs Core i5 - Episode 156

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This week, Avram Piltch has the much anticipated results of LAPTOP Magazine's AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile versus Intel Cire i5 tests. For this showdown, nearly identical models of the HP Envy x360, one featuring an AMD processor and one featuring the comparable Intel processor, were run against the same test...

Best Retro Gadgets 2017 - Episode 155

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This week, Avram Piltch discusses some of the more nostalgic gifts that you can find for your friends and family. Whether you're looking for the new, modern Teddy Ruxpin or a Casio calculator watch, or maybe you want a Polaroid camera, Avram's got some interesting ideas...

Best Gift Laptops for Kids - Episode 154

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This week, Avram Piltch discusses an important topic this time of year: laptops that make great gifts and are good for kids. The requirements are different: screens size should be smaller, platform should be chosen based on school's selection, price should be manageable and durability is must. Lucki...

How to Spot a Good Black Friday Season Deal - Episode 153

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This week, Avram Piltch helps you prepare for Black Friday, which has expanded into a whole season, with deals over the next couple of weeks. Those deals can be overwhelming, with mass hysteria generated over televisions, laptops and more. Avram recommends making a plan by deciding what it is you ar...

PC Bloatware Is Not Really a Problem - Episode 152

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This week, Avram Piltch discusses a topic that many of us have forgotten about: bloatware. Over the past few years, the concept has changed, but has not gone away. Instead of Internet Explorer toolbars, today Microsoft and manufacturers pre-install casual games and other software. The question is, i...

AMD Ryzen Mobile - Episode 151

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This week, Avram Piltch discusses the introduction of AMD's Ryzen chips for laptop computers. This is a big move for the company, who has languished in the laptop marketplace for years. Following their successful Ryzen series for desktops, however, they will be challenging Intel's dominance and thei...
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