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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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...

The Trick of Laptop Pricing - Episode 150

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This week, Avram Piltch discusses one of the biggest problems in laptop buying: pricing. Many retailers, including HP, Lenovo, Dell and Microsoft, list their laptops as "starting at," showing the price for the lowest possible configuration. Those prices are almost always for a configuration that you...

Intel 8th Generation Reviews - Episode 149

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This week, Avram Piltch has got two of the new laptops sporting Intel's 8th generation Core processors. While Lenovo's new Yoga may be a redesign, Dell's XPS 13 is a nearly identical clone of its predecessor, with an upgraded processor. Intel promises increased performance and better battery life -...

ASUS VivoBook E403NA - Episode 148

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This week, Avram Piltch discusses his latest review laptop, the ASUS VivoBook E403NA. This 14" laptop has 8 hours of battery life, an aluminum case and a full HD screen. Oh, and it comes in at only $399. Unfortunately, to get to that price, something has to be cut - in this case, storage and process...

Best Announcements of IFA 2017 - Episode 147

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This week, Avram Piltch discusses some of his and Tom's Guide's Best of IFA 2017. This year's list includes smartphones, smartwatches, augmented reality games, laptops and more. Whose products took the top spots? Avram's got the answers...

Intel 8th Generation Processors - Episode 146

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This week, Avram Piltch discusses one of the bigger reveals of the week - the 8th Generation Core processors from Intel. The branding is confusing to many leading to an important question - should I wait to buy a laptop with the new processors? Avram says, unless you're desperately in need, wait, un...

Solar Eclipse 2017 - Episode 145

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This week, Avram Piltch talks about what resources you can use to enjoy the solar eclipse in the United States even more. Whether you want to watch online, find a companion app, build a viewer, or more, Avram, along with his colleagues at Tom's Guide and Space.com have all of the tools you need to m...

Circuit Cubes Hands-On - Episode 144

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This week, Avram Piltch gives us a demo of the Circuit Cubes from Tenka Labs, a circuit-building kit for younger kids. The kit is LEGO-compatible, meaning you can enhance your projects using LEGO parts, but the kit differs from that of the LEGO BOOST. The BOOST is a kit designed to encourage program...
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