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The changing face of back to school tech

Techstination feature for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The changing face of back to school tech.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   For lots of families…buying new technology for back to school doesn’t mean a big desktop PC or even a traditional notebook computer anymore.   Tablets and two in one tablet/notebooks are gaining more attention these days as are Chromebooks.   Two in one machines like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and the Acer Aspire Switch 10 have the capability, with Intel’s 4th generation core processors, to run demanding software with full keyboards while still being able to convert to tablets.   Intel’s Dan Snyder says not everyone needs that capability…

“If you want a device more for consumption, to watch videos, for training and things like that, you could get a tablet or a smaller device.”

Intel is teaming up with BootCamp to give away one of those new tablets…the Asus MeMO Pad 7.  You can find the back to school online entry along with all of our interviews and reports at  I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Computers