Sam Medley, author at Ultrabookreview.com

Sam Medley

Sam Medley - Senior Writer. I'm a seasoned news writer and device reviewer with a passion for telling the story behind technology. My key areas of interest are data privacy, Linux, and gaming (with a particular affinity for retro games). When I'm not writing, I am producing music, tinkering with electronics, or spending time outside with my wife and children.

  • Sam Medley - January 23, 2023

    Kids are awesome, but shopping for kids can be difficult, especially in this increasingly complex and computerized world. If you’re in the market to buy your tyke or teen some new tech, we’re here to help; welcome to our shopping guide for kids’ tech!...

  • Sam Medley - May 10, 2020

    The latest episode of Technically Incorrect is now live. In this episode, Douglas Black and I discussed two of the biggest pieces of tech this year, which major computing company we feel is the least evil, and some reasons why we personally purchase tech....

  • Sam Medley - September 27, 2022

    The ThinkPad name has long stood for excellence, and with good reason. Despite some controversial decisions over the years, the ThinkPad brand continues to represent the best in the market. The ThinkPad P5X and P7X devices are Lenovo’s modern workstation lines, and both machines...

  • Sam Medley - September 18, 2021

    Hype is building around the upcoming 9th generation home consoles, specifically concerning Sony’s follow up to the insanely successful PlayStation 4. A recent dump on Pastebin this week may give us the clearest picture yet of what to expect with the PlayStation 5. The...

  • Sam Medley - September 27, 2022

    We have a list of the best options for great tech gifts to get your kids, but there are a few products you should avoid for one reason or another. Here, we list some product categories you should skip on when it comes to...

  • Sam Medley - April 5, 2021

    Linux may run most of the world’s data centers and web servers, and its popularity for individual PCs is growing (even our own Douglas Black is giving it a whirl), but the open-source OS has never been able to successfully break into the smartphone...

  • Sam Medley - April 2, 2021

    Chromebooks are great budget devices or individual consumers to use. Google’s connected computers have also found success in the education market due to their ease of setup and light maintenance requirements. But what about traditional businesses? HP seems to think Chromebooks have potential in...

  • Sam Medley - October 9, 2019

    The Samsung Chromebook 3 is a decent budget Chromebook, but it’s getting a bit long in the tooth. Fans of the brand are in luck, though; Samsung recently released two successors to the Chromebook 3. Launched yesterday, the Samsung Chromebook 4 is an 11.6-inch...

  • Sam Medley - September 27, 2022

    Microsoft Neo –  a Windows folding tablet Update 2019-10-02 8:50 PM CST: I have added my personal opinions on the device and my speculation as to its future. These can be found at the end of this article, after the Release Date section. Microsoft...

  • Sam Medley - November 9, 2020

    Google’s Chromebooks have occupied a strange space since the release of the first Chromebook Pixel in 2013. The flagship devices represent the best features Chrome OS has to offer, and every release pushes the boundaries of Chromebooks. The most recent “flagship” Chromebook, 2017’s Pixelbook,...

  • Sam Medley - January 18, 2023

    It’s been years in the making, but the Purism Librem 5 is finally making its way to consumers and early backers of the project. Purism, the company behind the privacy-focused “Linuxphone,” announced that the first Librem 5 handsets are on their way to customers....