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  • Acer's CEO resigns after bad third-quarter losses of $446 million
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    Acer's CEO resigns after bad third-quarter losses of $446 million

    By 5 November 2013

    Acer is the world's number four PC maker, but it's just lost a heap of cash and its CEO. The troubled Taiwanese company posted its third-quarter earnings which revealed a net loss that was even worse than expected. The loss of $446 million also comes...

  • HP Split x2 review
    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,...

  • Asus Transformer Book T100 pictures and hands-on
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    Asus Transformer Book T100 pictures and hands-on

    By 31 October 2013

    There's something alluring about the Asus Transformer Book T100. And that's its price. At £349 it's an incredibly accessible Windows 8.1 device, it's even knocking on the door of Chromebook territory, but with far more grunt and ability behind it. The...

  • Asus Transformer Book T100 UK price official: A bargain at £349
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    Asus Transformer Book T100 UK price official: A bargain at £349

    By 31 October 2013

    Asus has announced the UK price for the Transformer Book T100, originally unveiled at the Intel Developers Forum in August, and it's a bargain at £349. The two-in-one 10-inch tablet-meets-laptop comes loaded with full Windows 8.1 - no mucking around...

  • Apple aware of MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad issues, working on fix
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    Apple aware of MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad issues, working on fix

    By 31 October 2013

    Apple has confirmed that it is aware of a glitch with the new MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, late 2013) models just announced that sees the keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive at times. "Apple is aware of rare circumstances where the built-in keyboard...

  • O2 launches PAYG 4G bundle for £15, Tablets and laptops service coming in November
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    O2 launches PAYG 4G bundle for £15, Tablets and laptops service coming in November

    By 31 October 2013

    O2 has launched a pay-as-you-go 4G price plan that offers customers a way to hop on to the faster speed bandwagon, but without a monthly contract. Like EE before it, the network will offer the new tariff with a range of 4G handsets, with the Nokia Lumia...

  • It's official: Dell goes private, completes transaction
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    It's official: Dell goes private, completes transaction

    By 29 October 2013

    Dell just announced that it has completed its go-private transaction, and is now a private company. Michael Dell, Dell's founder, chairman and CEO, and Silver Lake Partners, a leading global technology investment firm, have officially acquired Dell. Dell...

  • A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October
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    A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October

    By 26 October 2013

    This week it's all about computing. Well, largely about computing. We've been treated to the second generation of Microsoft laptop-meets-tablet devices in the shape of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2, the latter a head-to-head dead ringer against the...

  • OS X Mavericks tips and tricks: Here's what your Mac can do now
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    OS X Mavericks tips and tricks: Here's what your Mac can do now

    By 25 October 2013

    You've just installed OS X Mavericks on your shiny MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, or even Mac Pro (you lucky thing) and now wondering what new tricks you get, what tips are best to get the most out of the new operating system, and how you can become...

  • Apple OS X Mavericks review
    Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple OS X Mavericks review

    By 23 October 2013

    The latest Apple OS X operating system, version 10.9, better known as Mavericks, has arrived. And it's a free upgrade to anyone running OS X Snow Leopard and above. Not only does Mavericks kill off the animal-based naming system, it also promises a host...

  • Mac Pro (2013) vs Mac Pro (2012): What's the difference?
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    Mac Pro (2013) vs Mac Pro (2012): What's the difference?

    By 22 October 2013

    Apple has announced the release date and pricing details for the new, cylindrical Mac Pro. It looks nothing like the 2012 Mac Pro, and the price hike it comes with is just as drastic too. Apple has explained away the £2,499 price tag for the base model...

  • Retina MacBook Pro (2013) vs Retina MacBook Pro (2012): What's the difference?
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    Retina MacBook Pro (2013) vs Retina MacBook Pro (2012): What's the difference?

    By 22 October 2013

    Apple has officially announced its next-generation Retina MacBook Pro, the laptop considered to be the go-to among students, professionals, and those looking for a bit of play.  You may be curious to see what changes the new MacBook Pro brings over the...

  • Apple Mac Pro eyes-on (again)
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    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...

  • OS X Mavericks release date and price: Available now and it's free
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    OS X Mavericks release date and price: Available now and it's free

    By 22 October 2013

    OS X Mavericks, Apple's new PC operating system, is now available to download from the App Store. And it's free. The new operating system adds a number of features, including a focus on battery life and a range of optimisations to make your Mac hardware...

  • Apple Mac Pro to release in December for £2,499
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    Apple Mac Pro to release in December for £2,499

    By 22 October 2013

    Apple executives are live on stage at the 22 October media event, where the company has just shown off and given more details on the new Mac Pro. Apple has already unveiled the Mac Pro but has yet to release it. The company first introduced the cylindrical...

  • Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Haswell debuts, touting better battery life and price drops
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    Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Haswell debuts, touting better battery life and price drops

    By 22 October 2013

    Apple executives are live on stage at the company's 22 October media event, introducing a variety of refreshed products such as new MacBook Pros. Apple's MacBook Airs have already received the latest Intel Haswell processors, but the MacBook Pro line...

  • OS X Mavericks: Everything you need to know
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    OS X Mavericks: Everything you need to know

    By 22 October 2013

    Apple OS X Mavericks. That's the new name for Apple's new operating system that boasts a huge number of changes and improvements over the previous OS X Mountain Lion. It also drops the big cats name, opting instead for Mavericks, a famous surfing beach...

  • Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft Surface 2: What's the difference?
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    Nokia Lumia 2520 vs Microsoft Surface 2: What's the difference?

    By 22 October 2013

    It's official: Nokia is dabbling in the world of tablets, with the announcement of the Lumia 2520. The Finnish company, due to be bought by Microsoft at the beginning of 2014, has stepped on board with the Windows 8.1 RT operating system, the same as...

  • Microsoft Surface 2 review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface 2 review

    By 22 October 2013

    Just shy of a year ago the original Surface RT landed in Pocket-lint towers. And we were rather taken with its ambition. A tablet looking to steal the crown from laptops - a great idea. But an idea that, as we were acutely aware then, carried with it...

  • After Nexus 5, LG could be looking to continue Google partnership with Chromebook
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    After Nexus 5, LG could be looking to continue Google partnership with Chromebook

    By 21 October 2013

    We will more than likely have to wait for another week or so for the LG-made Nexus 5 smartphone to make its official debut, but that hasn't stopped LG from looking to exploit other opportunities in partnership with software giant Google. It is said that...

  • Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review
    Laptops 4 out of 5

    Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review

    By 21 October 2013

    Windows 8 is beginning to embed itself into the public knowledge and we're getting more and more used to the concept of touchscreen laptops. And that's the exact where the affordable, sub-£500 Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite fits in. Its name might sound like...

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review
    Tablets 4 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review

    By 21 October 2013

    The original Microsoft Surface Pro - the "is it a tablet, is it a laptop replacement, and will we argue about this forever?" device - was sort of great and sort of not all at once. It found itself jostling between techie genres, almost trying to establish...

  • A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 18 October

    By 19 October 2013

    Another week rolls on by and it's been busy, busy, busy. In addition to the announcement of the 10th Pocket-lint Awards, due to take place at the end of November, there have been all kinds of mighty products rolling in through the office. Top of the list...

  • Dell's new Venue tablets and XPS 15 now available online
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    Dell's new Venue tablets and XPS 15 now available online

    By 18 October 2013

    Dell introduced its new tablet portfolio and XPS laptops earlier this month, and now the company has made some of them available online for purchase worldwide. The Dell Venue 7, Venue 8 and Venue 8 Pro tablets, as well as the new XPS 15 laptop, can now...

  • Lenovo's A10 convertible debuts - its first laptop powered by Android 4.2
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    Lenovo's A10 convertible debuts - its first laptop powered by Android 4.2

    By 18 October 2013

    PDF manual leaks from earlier this month suggested Lenovo was ready to launch a convertible reminiscent of its Yoga 2 Pro. Now the company has officially debuted that Android-powered device. Called the Lenovo A10, it's the company's first laptop running...