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  • eyeSight gesture control: Touch without the, er, touch ready to roll-out
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    eyeSight gesture control: Touch without the, er, touch ready to roll-out

    By 7 February 2013

    It was back in September 2012 that we had our first Minority Report type experience with eyeSight's beta motion control technology. Fast forward a matter of months and eyeSight's tech is now ready to roll-out across all manner of consumer devices, complete...

  • Dell buyout goes through, Microsoft now partner
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    Dell buyout goes through, Microsoft now partner

    By 5 February 2013

    Dell has announced that it has gone private, buying back the stock from shareholders at $13.65 a share in a transaction worth $24.4 billion. The price represents a premium of 25 per cent over Dell’s closing share price of $10.88 on 11 January, the last...

  • HP Pavilion Chromebook now official and available today
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    HP Pavilion Chromebook now official and available today

    By 4 February 2013

    HP has officially launched the Chromebook device that was leaked at the end of last month. Having accidentally put it up on the company's own website, HP really let the cat out of the bag. But it still had one surprise up its sleeve - rather than the...

  • Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook review

    By 28 January 2013

    Windows 8 has seen the rebirth of, well, pretty much every existing Ultrabook with a new touchscreen equivalent. But the Acer Aspire S7 is more than that. This white veneer-like finish laptop sure does look the part and also manages to cram a new 1080p...

  • Logitech T650 wireless touchpad review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Logitech T650 wireless touchpad review

    By 23 January 2013

    Windows 8 brought with it a quite specific problem - be it real or imagined - namely, that it was created for touch interaction. So the Logitech T650 was designed to bring touch to the millions upon millions of computers in the world that have no touch...

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook for schools takes Google OS into the classroom
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    Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook for schools takes Google OS into the classroom

    By 17 January 2013

    Lenovo has entered the Chromebook space with the new ThinkPad X131e Chromebook, a new Google OS powered version of the company's X131e laptop, this time aimed at the education market. Ruggedised and designed to handle a bit of a beating, that you know,...

  • Sony Vaio Tap 20 all-in-one touchscreen PC review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Sony Vaio Tap 20 all-in-one touchscreen PC review

    By 16 January 2013

    With Windows 8's touch-capable interface now fully launched it was inevitable that we'd see all manner of touchscreen devices appear, from the obvious to the more unusual. The Sony Vaio Tap 20 is one that's knocking firmly on the latter door. Hidden behind...

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review

    By 15 January 2013

    We're in the throes of the Windows 8 revolution and there are already all manner of twisty, folding, laptop-cum-tablet touchscreen devices out there. The Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13's tact is to opt for a single screen that, while it looks like a more conventional...

  • Apple iMac 27-inch (2012) review
    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...

  • HP EliteBook Revolve 810 pictures and hands-on
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    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....

  • Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch laptop pictures and hands-on
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    Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch laptop pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2013

    Lenovo's range is taking full advantage of Windows 8's touch-enabled technology by updating its laptop ranges with touchscreens. The 13-inch IdeaPad U310 (alongside the 14-inch U410 not shown here), announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show,...

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch 15-inch laptop pictures and hands-on
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    Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch 15-inch laptop pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2013

    The Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Touch adds a touchscreen and Windows 8 to its existing Z-series line, bringing the models bang up to date with the current touch trend. The 15-inch Z500 Touch - which joins the 14-inch Z400 Touch - fuses simple, elegant design...

  • CES 2013: Hottest gadgets at the show
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    CES 2013: Hottest gadgets at the show

    By 10 January 2013

    Best gadgets at CES 2013 is what we're all about at Pocket-lint. Our team is on the ground in Las Vegas as we speak, scouring the show floor for the very finest technology the coming year has in store. When we find something that we think qualifies as...

  • LG ultrabook, slider PC and desktop all-in-one pictures and hands-on
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    LG ultrabook, slider PC and desktop all-in-one pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    LG has launched a range of new computers at CES 2013, among them, a slender all-in-one PC, an Ultrabook and a sliding laptop which can become a Windows 8 tablet. All seem to have gone for a white case - a pleasant change from all those silver and black...

  • Dell updates Inspiron laptops, goes thinner and longer
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    Dell updates Inspiron laptops, goes thinner and longer

    By 9 January 2013

    Dell has introduced its new line of Inspiron laptops at CES 2013, promising improved battery life and performance in a thinner form factor. The Inspiron 15 and 17 feature 15 and 17-inch screens respectively, and offer the choice of Intel's i3, i5, and...

  • Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S pictures and hands-on
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    Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S pictures and hands-on

    By 9 January 2013

    The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is the Yoga that we've been waiting for. When we reviewed the original Yoga 11, we were fond of its quirky design but didn't think that the Windows RT operating system offered enough for the money. READ: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga...

  • Samsung at CES 2013: S9 4K UHD TV, NX300 camera and more
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    Samsung at CES 2013: S9 4K UHD TV, NX300 camera and more

    By 9 January 2013

    Ever the big player at tech shindigs the world over, Samsung has been a busy boy at CES 2013. With so many arms of course - computers, TVs, cameras and more - it can be rather tricky to keep track of it all. Well, not for us. Below, we’ve put together...

  • Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 Touch pictures and hands-on
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    Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 Touch pictures and hands-on

    By 8 January 2013

    Lenovo has updated its X1 Carbon by adding the power of touch to its latest Windows 8 Ultrabook. The logically named X1 Carbon Touch adds the hands-on functionality to the screen, but this does bloat the asking price and means the screen is a slither...

  • The Samsung Series 7 Chronos pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • Asus: We'll sell more tablets than laptops in 2013
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    Asus: We'll sell more tablets than laptops in 2013

    By 7 January 2013

    Asus has told Pocket-lint that it expects its tablet sales to outperform its laptop sales in 2013 in the UK, as more and more people look to ditch their laptop in favour of the more-portable tablet. The news - which shows how far tablets have come in...

  • Lenovo ThinkPad Helix pictures and hands-on
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    Lenovo ThinkPad Helix pictures and hands-on

    By 7 January 2013

    What may look like several different products pictured here is, in fact, the multi-faceted Lenovo ThinkPad Helix. The latest ThinkPad, announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013, where Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play with one, is yet another...

  • Lenovo touchscreen ThinkPads Edge E431 and E531 announced
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    Lenovo touchscreen ThinkPads Edge E431 and E531 announced

    By 7 January 2013

    Lenovo has unveiled a new pair of touchscreen ThinkPads, dubbed the Edge E431 and E531. Announced at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, the E431 and E531 will be available in 14 and 15-inch screen sizes, weighing 4.7lbs and 5.5lbs respectively. As for specs...

  • Lenovo rolls out quartet of touchscreen IdeaPads: U310, U410, Z400 and Z500
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    Lenovo rolls out quartet of touchscreen IdeaPads: U310, U410, Z400 and Z500

    By 6 January 2013

    Lenovo has gone a touch product mad at CES, launching four new IdeaPad laptops all with touchscreens and all running Windows 8. The IdeaPad U310 Touch and U410 Touch are near identical in both spec and design to the already announced non-touch-capable...

  • Vizio 2013 line-up includes touchsceen Windows 8 quad-core laptops, all-in-ones
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    Vizio 2013 line-up includes touchsceen Windows 8 quad-core laptops, all-in-ones

    By 6 January 2013

    Vizio has introduced its 2013 line of PCs at CES in Las Vegas, all of which come standard with touchscreens and quad-core processors. The laptops and all-in-one desktops feature a new set of specs over Vizio's 2012 line and are set to ship in mid-February....

  • Asus promises Minority Report computing for 2013
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    Asus promises Minority Report computing for 2013

    By 4 January 2013

    Asus has confirmed it will be teaming up with Leap Motion, the company behind a new Minority Report-style computing interface in which hand gestures replace the usual mouse and keyboard input, in a similar vein to the Microsoft Kinect, to bring the technology...