Archive for Andrew Williams

Acer Aspire R11 review: Budget highs and lows
3.5 stars

Acer Aspire R11 review: Budget highs and lows

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It's a pretty good time to be shopping for a cheap laptop, with hybrids, Chromebooks and plain ole laptops each available from a couple of hundred quid these days. So there's no need to spend a small fortune on your next portable computer. The Acer Aspire... >>

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review: Split personality
3.5 stars

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review: Split personality

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Do you believe the hybrid hype? Windows tablets have failed to really take off in the way Android and Apple tablets have, but Windows is where it's at if you're after a hybrid for productivity. The Microsoft Surface 3 proved that. The Asus Transformer... >>

EE Harrier review: Vertical take-off for budget 4G handset
4.5 stars

EE Harrier review: Vertical take-off for budget 4G handset

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Cut out the middle man – it's one of the best ways to save money. That's the idea behind the EE Harrier budget 4G smatphone: by getting rid of that Sony, Samsung, or whatever label, carrier-tied phones such as this can get you the most features for... >>

HP Spectre x360 review: Shaken, not stirred
4.5 stars

HP Spectre x360 review: Shaken, not stirred

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We've long heard Apple lauded for its laptop ranges, but the Cupertino company has arguably taken its eye off the ball of late: the MacBook Air looks a bit stale these days and the MacBook Pro hasn't changed much in a few years. That gives Windows laptops... >>

Gigabyte P37X v3 review: Goliath among gaming laptops
4.0 stars

Gigabyte P37X v3 review: Goliath among gaming laptops

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Think gaming laptop and a clear image probably forms in your mind. Huge chunky body? Check. Adolescent blue LEDs everywhere? Check. Looks a bit like a blinged-up Vauxhall Corsa? Yep. Well, take that image and resign it in your brain's dustbin because... >>

Asus Zenfone 5 LTE review: Yin and yang
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Asus Zenfone 5 LTE review: Yin and yang

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About two years ago cheap phones reeked of compromise; the gap between entry-level Android phones and top-end ones was massive. But that's all changed recently, with phones like the Asus Zenfone 5 and Motorola Moto G (2014) plugging the gap. Spend in... >>

Lenovo Yoga 2 review: Flexible and affordable
4.0 stars

Lenovo Yoga 2 review: Flexible and affordable

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Laptops are not in a great state. Samsung and Sony have already announced their departure from the market altogether. The money's just not there anymore, and companies need to adapt to survive. Lenovo's Yoga series is this kind of evolution in action.... >>

Gigabyte P34G v2 review
4.0 stars

Gigabyte P34G v2 review

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Gaming laptops are usually chunky beasts - the sort of thing that will give you shoulder ache and win you odd looks should you dare to take them out of the house. The Gigabyte P34G v2, however, is something quite different. It has serious gaming power,... >>

Acer Aspire S3 review (2014)
4.0 stars

Acer Aspire S3 review (2014)

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Slim, light, good-looking laptops are great. If you spend half your life rushing between places with more work to do than is strictly healthy then a decent one is exactly what you'll need. But to fit the MacBook Air-style blueprint in a Windows 8.1 form... >>

Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 review (2014)
4.0 stars

Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 review (2014)

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Serious laptops don't have to be dull anymore. Just a few years ago, we'd have avoided those designed for business folk like we would a swaying drunk on the train - but the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon proves that Ultrabooks fit for business are now good... >>