Desktop PCs


Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    HP Envy Rove 20 review

    By 27 February 2014

    If you haven't upgraded your PC in the last couple of years, then you're probably still wondering what Microsoft was thinking when it came up with the blocky Start screen in Windows 8. The answer: a computer just like the HP Envy Rove 20. Much like an...

  • Laptops

    Hands-on: LG Chromebase review

    By 14 January 2014

    We've seen plenty of Chromebook laptops now from different manufacturers teaming up with Google, but LG has announced the first desktop PC powered by Chrome OS, and Pocket-lint paid a visit to the company's stand at CES to check it out. Called the LG...

  • Laptops

    Hands-on: Samsung Ativ One7 review

    By 9 January 2014

    Samsung has announced a Windows-powered all-in-one, the Ativ One7 at CES in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint visited the stand to find out more. The new Samsung Ativ One7 all-in-one desktop boasts a 24-inch full HD touchscreen display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution,...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Windows 8.1 review

    By 17 October 2013

    Windows 8 continues to be a product that attracts a lot of complaining. Some of that complaining is justified - at least to some extent - and some of it isn't. But no matter what we think of Windows 8, if the customers aren't on board, then the operating...

  • Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review

    By 7 October 2013

    With the world seemingly so keen to go mobile, it's a pleasant acknowledgement that Apple still feels there is a place for a desktop computer within its range. That comes in the lovely form of the iMac, reviewed here in its latest Haswell-based 27-inch...

  • Tablets

    Dell XPS 18 pictures and hands-on

    By 13 March 2013

    If the current supersize trend is anything to go by then we're in for plenty more giant tablet-meet-desktop-PC concepts this year. Dell's thrown its hat in the ring with the announcement of the XPS 18 - an 18.4-inch Windows 8 tablet meets desktop combination...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Apple Mac mini (Late 2012) review

    By 20 February 2013

    Sitting here looking at our Windows-based desktop and, next to it, the Mac Mini, we're starting to wonder if the full-sized desktop is running toward the end of its lifespan. Sure, gamers want a big powerful machine with loads of cooling and a super-powerful...

  • Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) review

    By 14 January 2013

    There are two iMac sizes available in the newly refreshed late-2012 line with the 27-inch positioning itself as the powerful big daddy of the two. While the 21.5-inch model we've recently played with suggested itself as a kitchen computer, to be shared...

  • Online

    Turtle Beach Ear Force Sierra pictures and hands-on

    By 13 November 2012

    Turtle Beach has quite a reputation among gamers for being the go-to guy when it comes to headsets. They aren't cheap, but for serious game fanatics, the payout is usually worth it.  With Call of Duty: Black Ops II now hitting the shelves, Turtle Beach...

  • Online

    HP Spectre One all-in-one PC pictures and hands-on

    By 8 November 2012

    There's a lot of good to say about the way HP's latest range of laptops and PCs look, and the HP Spectre One all-in-one PC is no exception. At HP's Connected Music launch all the latest HP models were on display to have a tinker with, and the Spectre...

  • Online

    Apple iMac (2012) pictures and hands-on

    By 23 October 2012

    Apple has revealed a new, thinner, sleeker iMac for those who still like to sit at a desk. Pocket-lint was at the San Jose Special Event to have a gander at the new computer first hand, along with only a handful of other journalists from the UK. From...

  • Gaming 5 out of 5

    Borderlands 2 review

    By 18 September 2012

    The original Borderlands was a game that shone with potential but in reality turned out to be more brown and boring than its in-game environments. Guilty on so many levels of simply underachieving for rather easily fixed reasons, has Borderlands 2 done...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    F1 2012 review

    By 17 September 2012

    Every year Codemaster’s F1 games get better. If F1 2010 was the spark that started it all, then 2011 was definitely the vroom after the ignition. But with F1 2012 have we finally got moving? Or are we still doomed to a stall and an 8th place finish?...

  • Online

    Dell XPS One 27 touch screen pictures and hands-on

    By 30 August 2012

    Remember a while ago Dell promised that it would make a touch screen version of its huge XPS One 27 all-in-one computer? Well, looks like they came good on that promise, unveiling what has to be one of the biggest touch screen computers we have seen....

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Windows 8 review

    By 29 August 2012

    It's fair to say that Windows 8 is just about the most controversial operating system for some time. The strange thing is, everyone knows what Microsoft is trying to do, and most people agree that it's actually heading in the right direction. The only...