Reviews & hands-on

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 review

    By 12 November 2013

    If tablet quality improved with name length, the Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 would be unstoppable. But long names are not the source of power. This Currys and PC World exclusive slate made by Nvidia has the Google Nexus 7 and, kind of, the iPad mini Retina...

  • Gaming

    Nvidia Shield final production build shown at E3, we go hands-on

    By 17 June 2013

    From the amount of green-coloured lights on Nvidia's stand at the 2013 E3 gaming expo you'd be forgiven for thinking that the final build of its Shield portable games console is also green. But, fortunately, it's not. Previously we've only seen the clam-shell-shaped...

  • Tablets

    Toshiba Excite Pro and Excite Write pictures and hands-on

    By 4 June 2013

    Toshiba has announced three new Android tablets, bringing the Excite range to the UK. While the Excite Pure occupies the entry-level spot, it's the Excite Pro and the Excite Write that are likely to draw your attention. The Excite Pro and the Write are...

  • Laptops

    MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2 first play: pictures and hands-on

    By 3 June 2013

    Gaming laptops don't come meatier than the MSI GT70 - and we mean the physical bulk as well as the behind-the-scenes power - as the 17.3-inch Dragon Edition 2 goes to show. Pocket-lint got our hands-on the 2013 edition of the specialised series ahead...

  • Laptops

    Razer Blade Pro first play: pictures and hands-on

    By 3 June 2013

    Razer gaming laptops are rare creatures in the UK, so when Pocket-lint caught a glimpse of the latest superthin Razer Blade Pro at a gaming event ahead of this year's Computex we jumped at the change to have a play. With a 17.3-inch 1080p LED display,...

  • Phones

    Nvidia Phoenix with Tegra 4i demoed, plans to help you replace your camera with your phone once and for all

    By 25 February 2013

    Nvidia has shown off its new Tegra 4i processor which it hopes will have the power and the popularity to take on Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 800 processor. Due to be in phones in time for Christmas, the new chip builds on the Tegra 4 processor announced...

  • Gaming

    Nvidia Project Shield pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    Nvidia could be on to a real winner with its Project Shield. Turning up entirely out of the blue at its CES press event, the console and controller combo could be a revolution for gaming. It combines a Tegra 4 chip, 5-inch 720p display, HDMI out and Steam's...

  • Laptops

    Intel Ivy Bridge launch laptops pictures and hands-on

    By 24 April 2012

    Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor has arrived in all its 22nm glory. With it comes a beefy line-up of launch hardware all sporting the new CPU. Every major manufacturer rather unsurprisingly, from Lenovo to MSi, has a laptop lined up for Ivy Bridge’s arrival....

  • Tablets

    ZTE Nvidia Tegra 3 tablet pictures and hands-on

    By 12 January 2012

    We all thought that the first sighting of an Nvidia Tegra 3 chip, aka Kal-El, would be inside a tablet from Samsung, Motorola, Acer or one of the other big guns but, back in September at a trade show in China, it was ZTE who nabbed the début quad-core...

  • Phones 0 out of 5

    First Look: LG Optimus 2X review

    By 13 January 2011

    The LG Optimus 2X sees a slight change of direction for LG’s Android line and one that we welcome. The Optimus, the Optimus One and the LG InTouch Max (GW620) were all mid-range in their approach, whereas the Optimus 2X is the very definition of high-end....

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    HP Mini 311 notebook review

    By 24 November 2009

    As netbooks continue to grow in popularity, so do the lines that define them. The HP Mini 311 spec sheet reads more like a traditional notebook rather than something only costs £349 in the UK and $399 in the US. But is it trying to punch above its weight? ...

  • Gaming 0 out of 5

    Acer AspireRevo nettop - First Look review

    By 2 May 2009

    We all know about netbooks: a cut-down laptop that offers a cheaper computing solution so you can check your email or surf the web on the go for little cost. Now it's the turn of the desktop computer to get a bit of net love with the nettop. While there...