Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops

    Apple Mac Pro eyes-on (again)

    By 22 October 2013

    Following the launch of the Mac Pro in June we've now seen the desktop computer in the flesh, not behind glass at the Apple 22 October event. The Mac Pro will be available in December and cost $2999 or £2499. We will be getting one if for review nearer...

  • 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...

  • Laptops

    Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2013): Hands-on with the all-day laptop

    By 12 June 2013

    Apple has updated the iconic thin and light laptop, the MacBook Air. Both the 11-inch and 13-inch models see a number of internal upgrades that make for a better machine, built for modern mobile users. We've got our hands on the 13-inch 2013 MacBook Air...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Chromebook Pixel review

    By 4 March 2013

    The Chromebook Pixel sits in a category all of its own, which some might say is the ultimate expression of form over function. Every inch of this premium Chromebook has been scrutinised, honed and perfected. That’s exactly what Google intended when...

  • 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...

  • Laptops

    The Samsung Series 7 Chronos pictures and hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    The Samsung Series 7 Chronos is an update to a pro-end machine that arrived in 2011. It's a 15.6-inch display computer with a number pad at the end of the keyboard and RAM Accelerator software, designed to provide a 150 per cent speed boost to the...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Apple iMac - 21.5-inch (2012) review

    By 14 December 2012

    Apple's iMac has always been a beautiful device, and one that has made the industry create thin clone after thin clone to try to compete. If you are reading this on an all-in-one computer, it's either an iMac, or the designer wanted it to be one.  ...

  • Laptops

    13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display pictures and hands-on

    By 23 October 2012

    Admit it, you've been lusting after the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display since it was announced earlier in the year, but were worried that the screen was just too big. Worry no longer, as Apple has launched a 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro...

  • 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...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Apple MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) review

    By 10 August 2012

    When Apple announced the update to its MacBook Pro line in June 2012, we had anticipated a slimmer, new design and high-resolution screen. While that did happen in the form of the Retina display, the standard MacBook Pro range wasn't axed. Enter the MacBook...

  • Online

    Hands-on: Power Ethernet All in One Ethernet enabled Powerline socket review

    By 1 August 2012

    If you live in a house made of brick, chances are the Wi-Fi router you have doesn't get to all the corners of your castle. If that's the case you've probably already thought about installing Powerline plugs, using your existing electricity cable to extend...

  • Laptops

    MacBook Pro with Retina display pictures and hands-on

    By 13 June 2012

    Before we get to work on a full review of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, we thought it was only fair to share some photos of the new Apple laptop for you to feast your eyes on. A quick play, if you will, before we get down to the nitty-gritty. ...

  • Laptops

    Toshiba Portege Z930 pictures and hands-on

    By 5 June 2012

    The Toshiba Portege Z930 sits on the Japanese company's business line of notebooks, offering an Ultrabook for those hard at work.  As Ultrabooks often are, the Protege Z930 takes the skinny line, rather than the slightly more meaty look of the consumer...

  • Laptops

    Toshiba Satellite U840 pictures and hands-on

    By 5 June 2012

    The Toshiba Satellite U840 is the latest consumer Ultrabook from the company and the first to offer a 14-inch display, which was nice and vibrant when we got the chance to see it in action. The hardware load-out is fairly typical for the latest generation...

  • Laptops

    Toshiba Satellite U840W pictures and hands-on

    By 5 June 2012

    Taking the chance to claim a "world's first", Toshiba has launched an Ultrabook with a cinemascope display - the Toshiba Satellite U840W. That's right, this laptop has a 21:9 display, making it something of an oddball. We know what you're thinking: was...