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  • 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...

  • The best Windows 8.1 laptops to show off its new features
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    The best Windows 8.1 laptops to show off its new features

    By 17 October 2013

    Microsoft has just unveiled the free update of its Windows 8.1 operating system. So if the new features (covered in our Windows 8.1 tips and tricks feature) appeal you might want to buy yourself a new laptop. Windows 8.1 will be available on plenty of...

  • Windows 8.1 review
    Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Windows 8.1 review

    By 17 October 2013

    Windows 8 continues to be a product that attracts a lot of complaining. Some of that complaining is justified - at least to some extent - and some of it isn't. But no matter what we think of Windows 8, if the customers aren't on board, then the operating...

  • Windows 8.1: Where to get it and how to install
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    Windows 8.1: Where to get it and how to install

    By 17 October 2013

    Microsoft has finally released its major update to Windows 8.1 and all you want to do now is get it, right? Bar a couple of minor teething troubles and server issues mainly due to the overwhelming response, it should be available to you if you already...

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 free update released
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 free update released

    By 17 October 2013

    Microsoft has released the free update of Windows 8.1 for Windows 8 and Windows RT device users via the Windows Store. Businesses now have access to the final versions of Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Enterprise. Windows 8.1 will also be available...

  • Windows 8.1 now available: Everything you need to know before you install
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    Windows 8.1 now available: Everything you need to know before you install

    By 17 October 2013

    The time has finally come for Windows 8 users to get a break with a slew of fixes courtesy of Microsoft. The company has gradually teased details of the next version of Windows 8, called Windows 8.1, over the last few months, emphasising that it's a free...

  • HP Chromebook 11 review
    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...

  • Windows 8.1 tips and tricks: Here's what your PC or tablet can do now
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    Windows 8.1 tips and tricks: Here's what your PC or tablet can do now

    By 17 October 2013

    Microsoft is to finally to release its long-awaited update to Windows 8 today. Windows 8.1 brings a whole batch of new features aimed at improving your PC or tablet user experience. When the software giant first released its new operating system in August...

  • Official: Apple to host event on 22 October
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    Official: Apple to host event on 22 October

    By 15 October 2013

    The rumoured 22 October Apple launch event has become fact, as the coveted invitations have just arrived. The fruit giant recently launched its new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, but there was no mention of the new iPads, Macbooks or Mavericks OS X we expected...

  • Apple hires CEO of Burberry to head retail division
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    Apple hires CEO of Burberry to head retail division

    By 15 October 2013

    Apple has hired Angela Ahrendts, the former CEO of Burberry, making her the first women on the Apple executive team and yet another fashion head at that level. Ahrendts will fill the long-vacant position of head of retail and online stores previously...

  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 October

    By 12 October 2013

    Varied. That's the word to best describe the mixture of tech goodness that we bring you this week. October has landed in style, and the trickle of gaming is starting to burst its banks into a torrent of wonderfulness. The first heavyweight title ahead...

  • The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards
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    The 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

    By 11 October 2013

    We're proud to announce the start of the 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards, the UK's longest-running awards dedicated to gadgetry, entertainment technology and gizmos. As in the past nine years, the aim is to find and celebrate the best tech and gadgets...

  • Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference?
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    Acer C720 Chromebook vs HP Chromebook 11: What's the difference?

    By 10 October 2013

    Acer and HP have just announced budget Chromebook laptops that promise to be cheaper, lighter, thinner and quicker than the previous offerings, but with both vying for your budget bucks what's the difference between the two? Screen size and Display Both...

  • Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts
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    Acer Chromebook C720 laughs in the face of HP's efforts

    By 10 October 2013

    Google has just announced the HP Chromebook 11, but Acer doesn't care about that. It's got its own, cheaper Chromebook to announce; the Acer Chromebook C720. The new device will cost £199 in the UK - £30 cheaper than the HP offering, - and be available...

  • Lenovo leaks IdeaPad A10 PDF manuals on website, revealing specs for Android 4.2 device
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    Lenovo leaks IdeaPad A10 PDF manuals on website, revealing specs for Android 4.2 device

    By 9 October 2013

    Lenovo is apparently ready to launch a 10-inch hybrid that's very reminiscent of its Yoga 2 Pro, though the specs indicate it's a lower-end product offering. Called the IdeaPad A10, Lenovo's tablet-laptop combo is an Android 4.2 device with a Rockchip...

  • HTC in takeover talks with Lenovo? Laptop maker rumoured to be acquiring phone firm
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    HTC in takeover talks with Lenovo? Laptop maker rumoured to be acquiring phone firm

    By 9 October 2013

    Chinese laptop and tablet manufacturer Lenovo is rumoured to be in discussion with Taiwanese smartphone company HTC for a potential takeover. The latter firm has recently posted the first quarterly losses in its history and that has led some to believe...

  • HP Chromebook 11 announced, coming to UK care of Currys & PC World
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    HP Chromebook 11 announced, coming to UK care of Currys & PC World

    By 8 October 2013

    Google has announced another collaboration with HP for its Chromebook series of cloud computers. The HP Chromebook 11 is smaller than the previous Pavilion Chromebook 14 - the clue is in the title - and comes in a variety of fun colour schemes. Although...

  • Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review
    Laptops 5 out of 5

    Apple iMac 27-inch (2013) review

    By 7 October 2013

    With the world seemingly so keen to go mobile, it's a pleasant acknowledgement that Apple still feels there is a place for a desktop computer within its range. That comes in the lovely form of the iMac, reviewed here in its latest Haswell-based 27-inch...

  • Mac OS X Mavericks imminent, Gold Master edition goes out to developers
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    Mac OS X Mavericks imminent, Gold Master edition goes out to developers

    By 4 October 2013

    Apple has released the Gold Master edition of the new version of its laptop and desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, to developers, giving the strongest indication yet that it is about to publicly unleash it. The "GM seed" stage of the project means...

  • Dell XPS 15 pictures and eyes-on with the UltraSharp display
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    Dell XPS 15 pictures and eyes-on with the UltraSharp display

    By 2 October 2013

    Dell has announced an update to its XPS line, with the XPS 15 benefiting not only from the latest Haswell Intel Core processors, but also an UltraSharp high-resolution display. The Dell XPS 15 stands as an obvious competitor to the 15-inch MacBook Pro...

  • Dell XPS 15, 13, 11 updates bring UltraSharp displays, Haswell power
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    Dell XPS 15, 13, 11 updates bring UltraSharp displays, Haswell power

    By 2 October 2013

    Dell has announced refreshes to its XPS line of Ultrabooks, with the XPS 15 is getting a 3600 x 1800 resolution display, hardware updates for the XPS 13 and formal announcement of the XPS 11.  Starting at the top, the Dell XPS 15 is a powerhouse, with...

  • It's official: Dell gets regulatory approval to go private
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    It's official: Dell gets regulatory approval to go private

    By 1 October 2013

    Dell has just announced that it has completed all of its pre-merger regulatory clearances, meaning the deal to go private in 2014 is now done and official. The clearances were for the consummation of the merger transaction in which Michael Dell, Dell’s...