Windows 8 RT

Reviews & hands-on

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Microsoft Surface 2 review

    By 22 October 2013

    Just shy of a year ago the original Surface RT landed in Pocket-lint towers. And we were rather taken with its ambition. A tablet looking to steal the crown from laptops - a great idea. But an idea that, as we were acutely aware then, carried with it...

  • 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 3.5 out of 5

    Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review

    By 27 December 2012

    The explosion of Windows 8 devices has seen manufacturers delivering all kinds of laptops with plenty of different takes on touchscreen integration. We've seen dual screens, tablets with removable keyboard docks, rotating screens and - in the case of...

  • 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...

  • Online

    Microsoft Surface skateboard pictures and eyes-on

    By 25 October 2012

    Microsoft has a lot of faith in its Surface, and how tough it is. To prove the point, the company claims that you can drop it in 72 separate ways, and it won't break. This strength, apparently, comes from the construction process. It uses Gorilla Glass...

  • Online

    Netflix for Windows 8 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 October 2012

    So far, most of the apps that come with, or can be downloaded, for Windows 8 have left us cold. “People” is awful, and most of the third-party apps are basic and uninspiring. But today at the Windows 8 launch in New York, we’ve seen the newly released...

  • Laptops

    Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx pictures and hands-on

    By 11 October 2012

    Not only has Lenovo just released the shape-shifting IdeaPad Yoga range, the Chinese laptop giant has also pushed out a new tablet and keyboard combo, called the IdeaTab Lynx. Touting one of the new dual-core Intel Atom mobile processors, it runs also...