Windows 8.1


Reviews & hands-on

  • Laptops

    Hands-on: Windows 8.1 Update review

    By 8 April 2014

    Microsoft has released its first major update for Windows 8.1 as promised and Pocket-lint has installed it on a desktop PC to see exactly what the more significant changes do. And we can start by saying that it's a hark back to Vista. The software giant...

  • Laptops

    Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    As if a two-in-one wasn't enough, Asus has gone down the road of "four-in-one" with the Transformer Book Duet TD300. Part laptop, part tablet, all Windows 8.1 and all Android - is it the ultimate device without compromise or a confused take on the multiples...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Asus Transformer Book T100 review

    By 6 November 2013

    Hybrid laptop-tablet Windows 8 machines have been spilling onto the shelves at an exponential rate of late. But none have been positioned like the affordable Asus Transformer Book T100. This 10.1-inch two-in-one device has budget buyers in its sights,...

  • Laptops

    Asus Transformer Book T100 pictures and hands-on

    By 31 October 2013

    There's something alluring about the Asus Transformer Book T100. And that's its price. At £349 it's an incredibly accessible Windows 8.1 device, it's even knocking on the door of Chromebook territory, but with far more grunt and ability behind it. The...

  • 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...

  • Gadgets

    Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested

    By 29 June 2013

    We were pretty harsh about Windows 8 until we reviewed it. The problem for us, was that the user interface was just too much of a departure. Reviews are different from opinion though, and using the OS on a desktop computer made us realise that, as an...

  • Laptops 5 out of 5

    Sony Vaio Pro review

    By 11 June 2013

    When Sony announced the Vaio range of computers in 1996 or thereabouts it had one aim - to make PCs stylish, but powerful. Of course, this isn't all that easy and so Vaio desktops and laptops were expensive. But if you could afford one, you'd end up with...

  • Tablets

    Hands on with the first Windows 8.1, 7-inch tablet from Inventec

    By 5 June 2013

    At the close of Microsoft’s presentation on the eagerly awaited Windows 8.1 at Computex the company quickly flashed a very interesting looking device. The world’s first 7-inch Bay Trail-powered tablet designed to run on Windows 8.1 (and indeed Windows...