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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 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
4.0 stars

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... >>

Google Fuchsia OS: What's the story so far?

Google Fuchsia OS: What's the story so far?

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Google is developing an entirely new operating system.But here's the thing: it's unclear at the moment what this operating system is for, including what devices it might power. Here's everything we know so far about the project, which is currently going... >>

HP and Acer announce budget laptops running Windows 10 S

HP and Acer announce budget laptops running Windows 10 S

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Microsoft revealed it was working with hardware partners to develop Windows 10 S devices, and now we know which ones.HP and Acer are the first two hardware partners to announce Windows 10 S-powered laptops. That means these laptops run the new, locked-down... >>

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Laptop vs Apple MacBook (2016) vs Apple MacBook Pro (2016): What's the difference?

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Microsoft has introduced a new Surface-branded device - and it runs a new version of Windows 10.Called Surface Laptop, it's a premium device designed to rival the 12-inch MacBook. So, with that in mind, we pitted the Surface Laptop against the MacBook... >>

You can watch Microsoft's 2 May education event here, Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S revealed

You can watch Microsoft's 2 May education event here, Surface Laptop and Windows 10 S revealed

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Microsoft held a hardware event on 2 May 2017 which it used to reinforce its position in education and make a couple of key announcements, including Windows 10 S and the Surface Laptop.Microsoft was kind enough to supply us with the video for you to... >>

What is Microsoft Windows 10 S?

What is Microsoft Windows 10 S?

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Microsoft has announced a new version of its Windows 10 operating system called Windows 10 S.Announced at the company's 2 May event focused on education, the company plans to double down on Windows by offering this new version that offers a range of advantages... >>

Microsoft unveils the Surface Laptop, a Windows 10 S device looking to take down the MacBook

Microsoft unveils the Surface Laptop, a Windows 10 S device looking to take down the MacBook

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Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop at its New York education event, a new Windows 10 S hero device, designed for students, but likely to be loved by everyone.The Surface Laptop comes with a 13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 resolution PixelSense display... >>

Windows 10 S is a streamlined version of Windows for education

Windows 10 S is a streamlined version of Windows for education

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Microsoft has announced Windows 10 S, a version of Windows that it is calling the "soul" of Windows.Announced at the New York education event, Microsoft has said that Windows 10 S has evolved out of feedback from teachers and class leaders, resulting... >>

Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs

Acer's all-new Aspire laptop line is affordable and suits everyday needs

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Acer has unveiled its refreshed Aspire notebook line while at a press event in New York.These are Windows 10 laptops called Aspire 1, Aspire 3, Aspire 5, and Aspire 7, the latter of which (pictured above) is at the top of the line. It features up to... >>

Acer debuts new 2-in-1s in Switch 3 and 5, and all-new Swift notebooks

Acer debuts new 2-in-1s in Switch 3 and 5, and all-new Swift notebooks

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At a press event in New York City, Acer took the wraps off its latest portable computing solutions. There's the new Switch 3 and Switch 5 2-in-1 crossovers, and the more traditional, run of the mill Swift 1 and Swift 3 notebooks. Acer Switch 5 and Switch... >>

Acer Predator Triton 700 is an ultrathin gaming laptop beast

Acer Predator Triton 700 is an ultrathin gaming laptop beast

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Gaming laptops have been growing in popularity at a healthy rate in the last couple of years and Acer's Predator range has been a major driver.Not one to rest on its laurels though, the company has announced a flagship machine that is a beast under the... >>

This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks

This leak shows Microsoft finally plans to take on Chromebooks

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Microsoft has an event scheduled next month, and it could take the stage to unveil its version of a Google Chromebook.The company is also expected to debut its Windows 10 Cloud operating system at the 2 May event in New York City. Reports have claimed... >>

5 ways to ensure your passwords are always safe

5 ways to ensure your passwords are always safe

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Account hacking is a real and genuine threat, so making sure you have a safe and secure password for all your accounts is an absolute must. We are constantly told to try and avoid using the same password for everything, but remembering so many different... >>

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates twice a year

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Microsoft has announced a “predictable twice-per-year feature" update schedule for Windows 10.After revealing last year that it had two big updates to Windows 10 planned to released in 2017, the first of which is the Creators Update that recently shipped,... >>

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA review: Great battery and price point, but limited performance credentials
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Asus Transformer Mini T102HA review: Great battery and price point, but limited performance credentials

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The Asus Transformer Mini T102HA is a hybrid for people who want a Surface Pro 4 but can't face the price.It's smaller, far cheaper and, simply put, not as good. But it is really quite a lot cheaper - around £360 at the time of writing - and still has... >>

Windows 10 Creators Update: You can get it now and here's how

Windows 10 Creators Update: You can get it now and here's how

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Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it sooner.Microsoft will officially start its multi-stage rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on 11 April, but if... >>

Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want

Apple might make a new MacBook Pro adapter - one we actually want

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Apple has come up with another adapter for 2016 MacBook Pro owners.The new MacBook Pro is a little inconvenient in that it replaced most ports with USB-C, relegating owners to a life of adapters if they want to make their existing peripherals compatible... >>

Apple confirms new iMacs are coming this year

Apple confirms new iMacs are coming this year

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Apple has taken the somewhat unusual step of pre-announcing some products that it's working on, which includes a refreshed iMac desktop lineup that will ship later this year.  Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse Speaking... >>

Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early

Microsoft is letting people grab the Creators Update a week early

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Although Microsoft already announced a launch date for its next major update to Windows 10, it's decided to let users grab it one week earlier.Microsoft will start its multi-stage rollout of the Windows 10 Creators Update starting on 11 April, but if... >>

What’s new in Windows 10 Creators Update? The best new features from the 11 April upgrade

What’s new in Windows 10 Creators Update? The best new features from the 11 April upgrade

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Since mid 2015 we've had Windows 10 in our lives. And rather than giant update packages - like the service packs of old - W10 has taken a more step-by-step update stance.From the 11 April the rollout of the free-to-download Creators Update - the third... >>

Razer upgrades the Blade Pro laptop with THX certification and more powerful CPU

Razer upgrades the Blade Pro laptop with THX certification and more powerful CPU

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If you think the name Razer Blade Pro sounds familiar, it's because the gaming hardware manufacturer only released one in October 2016. Clearly the company immediately thought it could produce something better because it's just announced a new version... >>

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

How to turn on Apple's Night Shift mode and adjust the colour on Macs

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Apple has brought its Night Shift mode - which first debuted on iOS devices with iOS 9.3 - to the Mac.With the release of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, anyone who owns a Mac running Sierra can now cut down on the amount of blue light they're exposed to during... >>

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: The convertible king?
4.5 stars

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: The convertible king?

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There are a few kinds of hybrid laptop: ones with screens that pull off; those with 360-degree hinges; and (now rarer) ones whose screens flip around, almost independent of the base. Dell has had a go at the lot, but it seems to have settled on a style... >>

Lenovo Yoga 910 review: Fancy 4K meets fan-noise dismay
3.5 stars

Lenovo Yoga 910 review: Fancy 4K meets fan-noise dismay

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Laptops keep getting thinner, lighter and ever more stylish. Among our favourite convertible Windows-based laptops is the Lenovo Yoga series, which has been tweaking its 360-degree hinge-based formula over the years.In the Lenovo Yoga 910 that means ultra... >>

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: The best 15-inch laptop in its class
5.0 stars

Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: The best 15-inch laptop in its class

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Windows laptops have a bit of an identity problem. Everyone knows about MacBooks, but a lot of people who ask us for advice don't even know where to start when looking to Windows after seeing the latest MacBook prices.The Dell XPS 15 is that place to... >>

Asus ZenBook 3 review: A super-thin MacBook killer?
3.5 stars

Asus ZenBook 3 review: A super-thin MacBook killer?

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Where Apple goes, others follow. The Asus ZenBook 3 is this effect in action, taking the much-loved ZenBook design, removing most of the ports and squashing down the keyboard.Not all of the design changes work that well, but this little laptop is at least... >>

Google quietly kills its high-end Pixel Chromebook laptop line

Google quietly kills its high-end Pixel Chromebook laptop line

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Farewell, Pixel.No, not the Pixel phones. We're talking about Google's high-end, $1,299 Pixel Chromebooks. Long before Google started shipping flagship phones under the Pixel brand, it offered Pixel laptops. But, according to TechCrunch, which spoke to... >>

Porsche Design Book One is a ridiculously plush 2-in-1 Windows dream device

Porsche Design Book One is a ridiculously plush 2-in-1 Windows dream device

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Porsche Design is making its foray into computing with the launch of the Book One. Pairing up with Intel, Windows and Quanta Computing, the result is a 2-in-1 premium laptop looking to take on the likes of the Surface Book.The Book One is crafted from... >>

Lenovo Yoga 720 (13-inch) preview: Flexibility at your fingertips

Lenovo Yoga 720 (13-inch) preview: Flexibility at your fingertips

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When it comes to flexible, adaptable laptops Lenovo has really got its act together in its Yoga series. We thought the 11-inch Yoga 710 was a great little portable; the newer Yoga 720 ups the scale to a 13-inch sweetspot, while boosting power too. Is... >>

Lenovo Miix 320 is an entry level, portable 2-in-1

Lenovo Miix 320 is an entry level, portable 2-in-1

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Lenovo has come out all guns blazing at Mobile World Congress, unveiling a new Tab 4 series of tablets, two new Yoga laptops and now the Miix 320 detachable laptop/tablet.In its most basic form, the Miix 320 is a tablet with an Intel Atom X5 processor,... >>

Lenovo Yoga 720 and Yoga 520 are portable powerhouses

Lenovo Yoga 720 and Yoga 520 are portable powerhouses

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Lenovo has used Mobile World Congress to launch two new Yoga convertible laptops: the Yoga 720 and 520. Both have been designed and developed in direct response to user feedback, so the company is pretty confident it's got the specs and features across... >>

Microsoft reveals another Windows 10 major update will arrive late 2017

Microsoft reveals another Windows 10 major update will arrive late 2017

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Microsoft has quietly confirmed it is working on another Windows 10 update, and it will arrive later this year, following the Creators Update. The company hinted last summer that it would release two major Windows 10 updates in 2017. We know that the... >>

Microsoft Build ticket registration will open up on Valentine's Day

Microsoft Build ticket registration will open up on Valentine's Day

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Microsoft has alerted the media that ticket registration for its upcoming Microsoft Build conference will kick off soon.In an email, the company said Microsoft Build general registration will open at 9 am PST on 14 February 2017 (otherwise known as... >>