Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Toshiba Chromebook review

    By 23 April 2014

    Toshiba is the latest company to enter the Chromebook market with the aptly named Toshiba Chromebook. It's a larger device than most Chromebooks that have gone before it, offering a 13.3-inch screen in the familiar budget laptop format. Only the HP Pavilion...

  • Laptops

    Hands-on: Windows 8.1 Update review

    By 8 April 2014

    Microsoft has released its first major update for Windows 8.1 as promised and Pocket-lint has installed it on a desktop PC to see exactly what the more significant changes do. And we can start by saying that it's a hark back to Vista. The software giant...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Dell XPS 13 review (2014)

    By 4 April 2014

    When Dell unleashed the XPS 13 it was one of the few Ultrabook devices that could stand up against the strength of the Apple MacBook Air. Not all of us are Apple users, of course, so the prospect of a slim, light, attractive and powerful Windows portable...

  • Laptops

    Toshiba Satellite P50 pictures and hands-on: 4K display squeezed into 15.6in laptop

    By 19 March 2014

    With so many laptops available on the market, it takes something special to stand out. The Toshiba Satellite P50 laptop does just that: by cramming a 4K resolution into a 15.6-inch screen. And it looks awesome. That's a 3840 x 2160 resolution - the very...

  • 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: 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...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Toshiba Excite Pro 10.1 review

    By 5 February 2014

    There's such a huge variety of tablets in the market right now that it can be hard to know where to look. Fire, Arc, Note, Nexus, to name but a few, are names to try and entice you in. And now Toshiba's take on the 10.1-inch tablet, the Excite Pro, goes...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Sky Wireless Booster review

    By 29 January 2014

    This is a review for Sky customers, as the Sky Wireless Booster is a new product in the company's arsenal. If you already have a Sky Broadband router in your home then, let us guess, its wireless power doesn't quite reach everywhere? In the UK, with our...

  • 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: LG Tab-Book 2 review

    By 14 January 2014

    LG unveiled an updated Tab-Book, the Tab-Book 2 at CES, and we were on hand to have a lengthy play at the company's stand to see what all the fuss is about. First announced at CES 2013, this year's model is lighter and more powerful and comes with a new...

  • 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

    Samsung Ativ Book 9 (2014) pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2014

    Samsung has updated its Ativ Book 9 laptop at CES 2014 and we tracked it down to have a quick play. The newest device in the ATIV line, the new Windows notebook has had a huge overhaul in terms of the screen's specs and that's made a huge difference....

  • Laptops

    Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    As if a two-in-one wasn't enough, Asus has gone down the road of "four-in-one" with the Transformer Book Duet TD300. Part laptop, part tablet, all Windows 8.1 and all Android - is it the ultimate device without compromise or a confused take on the multiples...

  • Laptops

    Toshiba Kira Ultrabook (Haswell edition) pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    The Toshiba Kira Ultrabook is finally heading to the UK, and with a boost in specifications. The processor has been beefed up to a healthy Intel Core i7 ("Haswell") CPU, with Intel HD 4400 graphics for good measure. A former version has been on sale in...

  • Laptops

    Toshiba Chromebook pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    Toshiba has unveiled its first Chromebook and it's a bold effort, with a 13.3-inch screen aimed at those who want a little more real estate for their online shenanigans. The screen has a 1366 x 768 resolution and naturally, being a Chromebook, comes with...