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Weekend of January 8, 2021 – Hour 1

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Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss the upcoming CES coverage, Waymo renaming its technology, TV watching tracking, mobile gaming records, Xbox production news, Amazon developing an Alexa device to detect and track sleep apnea, Amazon’s year, and more.

Mike in Dover, Delaware listens on WDEL and asked: “My Windows PC has trashed itself and I need to replace it. I’m open to suggestions. I’m a disabld veteran and money isn’t growing on trees for me. So I need something that works well, but is inexpensive.”

Mike, the best laptop for you will depend on what you want to do with it and what your budget truly is.

For example, for $650 you can get an Acer Nitro 5 with a 256GB SSD, a Core i5 chip, and a gaming capable graphics card.

If you need to go lower than that, for $400 you can get a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 with 128GB of RAM and a Core i3 chip, but it would be somewhat limited by Windows 10 Home S mode which seeks to increase security by only allowing you to install software from Microsofts own store.

For around $530 you can look into a Dell Inspiron 13 5000 which comes with a Core i5 chip and up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. This model comes with regular Windows 10, so you wont be limited to software made available by Microsoft.

If you only really need to use online apps, then a Chromebook like the $250 Lenovo Chromebook Duet may work for you, but that means no native software, everything will require an online app like Google Docs, online email, etc.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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