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  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface Pro review

    By 21 May 2013

    It's been almost a week since the Microsoft Surface Pro landed in the Lint's UK offices, during which time it's seen non-stop use. We've been eager to see if Microsoft - the very creator of the Windows 8 Pro operating system - can set the bar to new heights...

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    Hands-on: Microsoft Surface Pro review

    By 16 May 2013

    Finally, it's here: Microsoft Surface Pro has landed in the UK and Pocket-lint has got hold of the 128GB version of the tablet PC. Many months later than anticipated, and far behind other manufacturers' Windows 8 hybrid launches, has the wait for Surface...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Asus VivoTab Smart review

    By 13 February 2013

    The Asus VivoTab Smart is certainly an interesting idea. Boiled down to basics, it's a Windows 8 tablet compressed into the sort of design you'd expect for a Windows RT tablet. That means it's small and light, and will be the ideal device for you to carry...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface RT review

    By 7 November 2012

    In many ways, Microsoft is typical of a massive company. It's visibly slow to react to things, and it takes a very long time for the firm to manoeuvre. But 2012 is looking like the year it finally gets its ducks in a row. Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T review

    By 24 February 2012

    If you saw the tablets Microsoft gave away to developers at its Build event last year, you'll find the Series 7 Slate a familiar looking device. That's not surprising, as the Build tablet was a modified version of Samsung's Slate. The Slate is an interesting...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Dell Inspiron Duo review

    By 21 February 2011

    Screen-flipping, keyboard-packing, rugged yet stylish; with its rotating touchscreen, real keyboard and dual core Atom processor, the Inspiron Duo looks as if it ought to be the perfect combination of high-end netbook and tablet. Things start well, for...

  • 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...

  • Laptops 3 out of 5

    Fujitsu Lifebook T4410 notebook review

    By 5 April 2010

    The iPad is not the only tablet. Of course, Microsoft had invested in a touchscreen laptop interface way before Apple did, it just never took off. Maybe now the iPad is rolling out, interest in Windows touchscreens will flourish. Mind you, at £999, this...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Asus Eee PC T91 notebook review

    By 3 June 2009

    The Asus Eee PC range has been ever evolving, starting out with the very first netbook and then moving on to the nettop – their desktop equivalent of the netbook, more or less based on the same hardware only without a screen. Now comes along another...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    HP Touchsmart TX2-1015ea tablet PC review

    By 26 February 2009

    HP’s Touchsmart TX2 is unusual among Tablet PCs in that it’s intended for home use rather than corporate use. You’ll find glossy patterned plastics more in-keeping with the company’s Palivion range than its Compaq machines. The only question is,...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    HP Pavilion tx2130ea tablet PC review

    By 27 August 2008

    When you think about tablet PCs, it's more than likely you'll think of a business tool. However, HP has taken a slightly different approach with the Pavilion tx2130ea and aimed it at the consumer market. By reducing the price to a more than affordable...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Dell Latitude XT tablet PC review

    By 28 July 2008

    Tablet PC as a platform has never really caught the imagination as much as Microsoft imagined it would. The result being that it is seen as a niche product selling predominantly to business users. Dell's entry into this market should raise the profile...

  • Laptops 4.5 out of 5

    HP Compaq 2710p tablet PC review

    By 17 December 2007

    Tablet PC has never been anything more than a niche product but as mobile technology develops so battery life improves and devices start to get lighter, we're starting to see Tablet PC make sense. Take the HP Compaq 2710p for instance: it has a brushed...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Toshiba Portege R400 tablet PC review

    By 17 September 2007

    If you’ve ever spent some time with a Tablet PC then you’ll find features you’ll like but more often than not, you’ll come away thinking that it’s just a little too heavy and the battery life doesn’t warrant the extra expense over a standard...

  • Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    Toshiba Portege M400 Tablet PC review

    By 16 July 2007

    With Microsoft launching Vista earlier this year with an aspect of the Tablet PC format integrated into it, it seems the software is here for the foreseeable future. With this in mind, manufacturers have been overhauling their designs, with the latest...

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