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...

  • Tablets

    HP Slate 6 Voicetab picutres and hands-on, free 250MB data per month adds to attraction

    By 26 February 2014

    HP showed us its Slate 6 Voicetab tablet at Mobile World Congress. This is both a tablet and a phone, says HP. The menus were in Chinese but we still got a look at the device and were told about the impressive free 250MB of data per month it will come...

  • Laptops

    Hands-on: HP Pavilion x360 review

    By 23 February 2014

    With the Post-PC era supposedly upon us in full force, traditional PC makers are flummoxed as to what to create. The latest example is HP with the HP Pavilion X360, a laptop, come tablet, come ruggedised work machine. We caught up with the new device...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    HP Split x2 review

    By 4 November 2013

    There’s an expanse of laptop-tablet devices in recent months, to which HP adds its latest hand, the Split x2, to the ever-expanding stack. A stack that, with few exceptions, hasn't quite managed to wow us yet. It’s all Microsoft’s fault, really,...

  • Laptops 3 out of 5

    HP Chromebook 11 review

    By 17 October 2013

    The Google Chromebook is an interesting experience and proposition. For your money you get a browser-based operating system that is easy to use, but limited by the fact that you need to be online to really be able to use it to its full potential. Despite...

  • Laptops

    HP Chromebook 14 hands-on, we check out the colourful late 2013 Intel Haswell model

    By 12 September 2013

    The HP Chromebook 14 is the latest - and joint-largest - Chromebook to show its face at this year's Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. The replacement for the earlier "Pavilion" Chromebook 14, the latest model is available in a number of different...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 review

    By 4 June 2013

    The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 is a slightly different Chromebook prospect: the Google Chrome OS operating system laptop - which needs to be online via Wi-Fi for its full cloud-based functionality - boasts a 14-inch screen size, making it the largest Chromebook...

  • Laptops

    HP SlateBook x2 pictures and hands-on

    By 22 May 2013

    The HP SlateBook x2 ushers in a new era: this is the first device we've seen use Nvidia's Tegra 4 quad-core processor. Pocket-lint had a hands-on play with this hybrid Android tablet meets laptop to see what we made of it. The SlateBook is a Full HD 10.1-inch...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    HP Envy x2 review

    By 14 February 2013

    HP's take on the Windows 8 tablet-meets-laptop concept comes in the form of the Envy x2, an 11.6-inch brushed-aluminium hybrid that, on initial inspection, looks to be a quality nugget of glistening tech. Under the silver-like skin there's the likes of...

  • Laptops

    HP EliteBook Revolve 810 pictures and hands-on

    By 13 January 2013

    Windows 8 has brought with it all manner of screen implementations. The HP EliteBook Revolve 810 has opted for a central pivot to swivel its 11.6-inch screen around from a laptop-like position into a more tablet-esque, touchscreen-favourable position....

  • Tablets

    HP ElitePad 900 tablet pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2013

    The elusive HP ElitePad 900 reared its head at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and Pocket-lint was on hand to take a browse. Although HP is selling the 10.1-inch ElitePad 900 as a business tool aimed at the enterprise market, we think...

  • 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...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    HP Spectre XT TouchSmart review

    By 15 October 2012

    There a couple of things that we’re going to do our best to leave at the door for this HP Spectre XT TouchSmart review. The first is Windows 8. This is a Windows 8 machine. There’s no two ways about it. If you buy the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart, it’s...

  • Laptops

    HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    The Windows 8 explosion begins, and even laptops are getting in on the touchscreen action. The HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, which comes loaded with Windows 8, led Pocket-lint to go hands-on - quite literally - to see how this new touch-enabled...

  • Laptops

    HP Envy x2 pictures and hands-on

    By 31 August 2012

    HP has entered the convertible tablet-cum-notebook arena with the HP Envy x2. With Windows 8 on board, it seems that everyone is eager to get a piece of the "hybrid PC" pie. It was announced at IFA 2012 in Berlin, and we caught up with HP at Showstoppers,...