Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops

    Asus VivoBook S400 & S200 notebook pictures and hands on

    By 24 October 2012

    There's a slice of Windows 8 pie for everyone, as Asus proves with its budget-yet-capable VivoBook series. It's coming to the UK in its 11.6-inch S200 and 14-inch S400 guises, and Pocket-lint was on hand at Asus's Windows 8 announcement to get a closer...

  • Online

    Intel Nikiski concept pictures and hands-on

    By 1 August 2012

    The Nikiski is a notebook concept from Intel, incorporating a transparent panel in the deck in place of the traditional touchpad and palm rest. It's a prototype designed to show where Ultrabooks could go in the future.  Unveiled back at CES 2012, Intel...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Alienware M11x R3 review

    By 8 August 2011

    Gaming laptops don't need to be great hulking brutes. They can be small and (relatively) light while still giving you the power you need, like the Alienware M11x which packs a Sandy Bridge Core i7 and an Nvidia GT540M graphics card into an 11.6-inch frame...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Samsung SF310-S02UK review

    By 7 March 2011

    The first thing you notice about the Samsung SF310 isn't the 13.3-inch screen, the Core i5 processor, the nice complement of ports and features (including NVidia Optimus graphics and a DVD-RW drive), the excellent build quality or the battery life; it's...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Dell XPS 15 L501X review

    By 7 February 2011

    For a widescreen 15-inch laptop, the latest version of the Dell XPS 15 is a huge - if stylish - slab of a machine. The hefty base, with a curved cutout for the dropped hinge and stereo JBL speakers flanking the keyboard, makes the screen look slender...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    HP EliteBook 2740p review

    By 31 January 2011

    PC makers taking a swing at the tablet market tend to go for low-power, lightweight systems to compete with the iPad, but that means they’re giving you a netbook experience at rather more than a netbook price. With the EliteBook 2740p, HP has gone in...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Acer Aspire One 533 review

    By 11 October 2010

    Acer has boosted its arsenal of affordable netbooks with an updated version of the Aspire One 532. The ultra-portable Aspire One 533 gets an improved processor with Intel's Atom N475 running at 1.66GHz while the faster DDR3 RAM also makes it stand out...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    MSI Wind U160 review

    By 13 August 2010

    The fervour surrounding netbooks seems to be abating, as tablets rear their heads and fight for the same space, a middle space, between the phone and the laptop proper. When we think of a netbook, the MSI Wind always comes to mind and here we see the...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Samsung Q330 review

    By 15 July 2010

    Recent Samsung laptops have been stylish affairs, notable as much for their glossy red casing and matching keyboard and trackpad as for their computing capabilities. This new 13.3-inch display model is a more demure machine, dressed in discreet gloss...