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Asus Zenbook Pro UX550 preview: Next-level machine with a 4K touchscreen

Asus Zenbook Pro UX550 preview: Next-level machine with a 4K touchscreen

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Asus’ Zenbook range has quite the followingm with its glorious designs and excellent specs at very competitive prices.At the Asus press conference held ahead of Computex on Monday, the latest addition to the family was announced, and it appears to be... >>

Asus Vivo Book Pro S15 preview: The world’s first laptop with Intel Optane

Asus Vivo Book Pro S15 preview: The world’s first laptop with Intel Optane

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Asus spruced up its Vivo Book range, with the Vivo Book S and Vivo Book Pro S15, which appeal to the budget-conscious end of the market.Vivo Book Pro S15The Vivo Book Pro S15 is looking like a steal, starting at just a shade over £600. For your money,... >>

Asus Zenbook Flip S preview: Super thin convertible jam packed with top-shelf kit

Asus Zenbook Flip S preview: Super thin convertible jam packed with top-shelf kit

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Asus started off its press conference at Computex in Taipei on Monday by announcing an all-new device: the 13 inch Zenbook Flip S.As you may have inferred from the name, this is convertible, and we have to say it looks pretty sleek. At just 1.1kg and... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s

Microsoft Surface Pro vs Huawei MateBook E vs Samsung Galaxy Book: Battle of the 2-in-1s

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If there's one category that's heating up, it's the 2-in-1 category. Small format notebooks have largely stepped aside for tablets with a lot more power, while weak tablets seem to have given up completely; it's the age of the Pro tablet and there's a... >>

Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, or Surface Studio?

Which Microsoft Surface device is best for you? Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, or Surface Studio?

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Microsoft has recently launched two new Surface machines and rounded out its Surface line to include four device families.While each one has a touchscreen, only three of them are "mobile", as one of them is an eye-catching all-in-one that sits on a desk.... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro event: What was launched and how to watch

Microsoft Surface Pro event: What was launched and how to watch

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Microsoft held a special event in Shanghai on Tuesday 23 May, which it used to announce three Surface devices.Two of them had been previously revealed at other recent events, the Surface Laptop and Surface Studio, although it was revealed that they will... >>

Dolby Atmos in a laptop? First impressions of Dolby Atmos Sound System

Dolby Atmos in a laptop? First impressions of Dolby Atmos Sound System

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Huawei has unveiled the MateBook X, its attempt to muscle in on the thin and light laptop space, rivalling devices like the Apple MacBook or the Asus ZenBook 3.There's a number of firsts that you totally expect from Huawei: really thin bezels give you... >>

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Laptop vs Surface Book: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Laptop vs Surface Book: What's the difference?

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It's been a busy month for Microsoft. A couple weeks after announcing the new Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S, it has announced the successor to the Surface Pro 4. But instead of being named Surface Pro 5, it's just called Surface Pro. So, how does it... >>

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

New Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) vs Surface Pro 4: What's the difference?

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Microsoft has updated its Surface Pro line, with the introduction of the new Surface Pro.The latest model, which would be the Surface Pro 5 if Microsoft had kept the numbers, packs in more power and a better battery than its Surface Pro 4 predecessor,... >>

Huawei MateBook E preview: A better keyboard cover makes all the difference

Huawei MateBook E preview: A better keyboard cover makes all the difference

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The Huawei MateBook E, before you get confused, is a new version of the original MateBook launched in 2016. Now there's a family of MateBook devices spanning E, X and D, the latter both being proper laptops as Huawei mounts an assault on a new segment... >>

Huawei MateBook X preview: Huawei goes after the MacBook

Huawei MateBook X preview: Huawei goes after the MacBook

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Huawei is stepping into laptops, expanding the MateBook family beyond the 2-in-1 tablet that kicked off the line in 2016 and now introducing the MateBook X and MateBook D.The MateBook X is potentially the most interesting device, looking to challenge... >>

Huawei MateBook family expands: Updated 2-in-1, skinny Ultrabook and 15.6-inch beast announced

Huawei MateBook family expands: Updated 2-in-1, skinny Ultrabook and 15.6-inch beast announced

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Huawei is widening its MateBook family with the launch of the MateBook D, MateBook E and the MateBook X.Let's start with the MateBook E, as this is the update for the 2016 MateBook, the company's 2-in-1 Windows tablet designed to offer an alternative... >>

New Microsoft Surface Pro confirmed, coming on 15 June from £799

New Microsoft Surface Pro confirmed, coming on 15 June from £799

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As leaked last week, Microsoft has announced a new Surface Pro during its #MicrosoftEvent in Shanghai.On stage at the Chinese press conference, Microsoft revealed that an all-new version of the Surface Pro is on its way to many markets globally, with... >>

Acer Chromebook 11 N7 review: A rugged and well-priced Windows-alternative
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Acer Chromebook 11 N7 review: A rugged and well-priced Windows-alternative

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Chromebooks have been around for years, but we still meet plenty of people who don't know what they are. If you're going to buy a laptop, it might as well be a Windows 10 one, right?Wrong. If you only have £200-odd to spend, something like the Acer Chromebook... >>

Microsoft will likely unveil new Surface Pro Type Covers in Shanghai

Microsoft will likely unveil new Surface Pro Type Covers in Shanghai

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Microsoft is teasing new products ahead of its Surface event.The company is expected to launch a new Surface Pro device in Shanghai on 23 May, so naturally, a day before the event, Microsoft's Surface chief has taken to Instagram to publish a teaser. Panos... >>

HP Envy x360 loses some weight while boosting the specs

HP Envy x360 loses some weight while boosting the specs

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Along with updating and refreshing the Spectre x2 2-in-1, HP has given a similar treatment to the Envy x360 convertible, with a fully rotating hinge that lets you choose various positions to place it in.One of our biggest gripes with the previous version... >>

The refreshed HP Spectre x2 2-in-1 is more powerful than ever

The refreshed HP Spectre x2 2-in-1 is more powerful than ever

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HP has updated the popular Spectre x2 2-in-1 convertible for 2017, with an improved design, and souped-up internal components.Chief among the design changes are thinner bezels all around the screen. HP has managed to shave off 6mm either side, leaving... >>

Huawei will unveil new 2-in-1 and laptop-style MateBooks on 23 May

Huawei will unveil new 2-in-1 and laptop-style MateBooks on 23 May

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Huawei has confirmed in a tweet that it will be holding a product launch event in Berlin on the 23 May, with new MateBooks set to steal the limelight. Huawei MateBook review: 5-hours of friendship Huawei's MateBook series was introduced at Mobile World... >>

Apple could update its entire MacBook line at WWDC next month

Apple could update its entire MacBook line at WWDC next month

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Apple will debut new hardware WWDC, rather than simply focus on software, according to a new report.Apple typically uses its mostly-annual developers conference to announce new software updates to existing products, giving developers a chance to become... >>

Microsoft Build 2017: All the announcements that matter

Microsoft Build 2017: All the announcements that matter

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The biggest tech companies hold annual developer conferences, and Microsoft's has just kicked off.Every year Microsoft spends a few days trying to bring developers and software engineers into its fold with a developer conference called Build. While at... >>

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Everything you need to know

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: Everything you need to know

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Microsoft has announced its next major Windows 10 update.Remember, Microsoft already revealed it will update Windows 10 twice a year - in the spring and in the autumn - with new features and noteworthy upgrades. The last major update, which arrived in... >>

OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them

OneDrive Files On-Demand will finally only download your files when you need them

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Microsoft is finally implementing a feature in OneDrive that could be forgiven for thinking existed already.OneDrive Files On-Demand will store all of your data in the cloud and only download it when you actually want to use relevant files.At present,... >>

US laptop and tablet ban could extend to UK and Europe

US laptop and tablet ban could extend to UK and Europe

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The US is reportedly considering expanding its airline laptop and tablet ban to include the UK and Europe.Flights to the States from several countries in the Middle East and Africa are already affected, with passengers not allowed to carry electronic... >>

HP Elite x2 is the Surface Pro 4-trumping laptop hybrid your business deserves

HP Elite x2 is the Surface Pro 4-trumping laptop hybrid your business deserves

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HP has introduced the latest version of its Elite X2 1012 G2, a tablet with a detachable keyboard, that's targeted at businesses and IT professionals, and will go head to head with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. HP and Acer announce budget laptops running... >>

Microsoft HomeHub for Windows 10 wants to be your smart home control centre

Microsoft HomeHub for Windows 10 wants to be your smart home control centre

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Microsoft appears to be planning its own rival to the likes of Amazon Echo and Apple HomeKit, in the form of HomeHub. The smart home control feature, or at least the first stages of it, will become part of Windows 10, possibly in the next update due in... >>