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How to watch Acer's 2018 Global Press Conference online

How to watch Acer's 2018 Global Press Conference online

By Max Langridge

Acer is holding its annual global press conference tomorrow, 23 May from Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center, New York, USA. We expect to see some big announcements from the Taiwanese company, covering PC, laptop and gaming devices.There haven't been... Read more

Razer Blade gaming laptop is back, thinner and more powerful than ever

Razer Blade gaming laptop is back, thinner and more powerful than ever

By Max Langridge

Gaming company Razer has announced the Blade, which lays claim to being the world's smallest 15.6-inch gaming laptop. It's the successor to the Blade released in 2015 and in that time the gaming laptop has gone on a bit of a diet. The bezels around the... Read more

HP’s new Envy All-in-One is world’s first with Amazon Alexa

HP’s new Envy All-in-One is world’s first with Amazon Alexa

By Max Langridge

HP has unveiled a brand new all-in-one PC for 2018, with a number of design changes and upgrades over its predecessor, the most notable of which is built-in Amazon Alexa support.  New HP Envy 15, 17 and x360 models promise great battery life and up to... Read more

New HP Envy 15, 17 and x360 models promise great battery life and up to 4K resolutions

New HP Envy 15, 17 and x360 models promise great battery life and up to 4K resolutions

By Rik Henderson

HP has announced a slew of new Envy laptops that are due to hit stores from this month.The HP Envy 13 Laptop comes in an all-metal design with a 13.3-inch 1080p screen. It features an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and 8GB of RAM, plus 256GB... Read more

New MacBook and MacBook Air specs and rumours: What's the story so far?

New MacBook and MacBook Air specs and rumours: What's the story so far?

By Dan Grabham

It seems certain that Apple will refresh the MacBook and MacBook Air this year, possibly completely reforming the bottom rungs of its notebook range underneath the awesome MacBook Pro.We thought we might see new notebooks at Apple's education-orientated... Read more

20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3

20 years of the iMac: looking back at Apple's legendary iMac G3

By Dan Grabham

The iMac G3 is one of the most iconic computers that has ever existed - and it's now 20 years since Steve Jobs revealed it to the world (see the video below).The iMac brought several major innovations, not least that it was available in various colours,... Read more

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know

Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know

By Dan Grabham

It's been called several things including the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, the Windows 10 Spring update, and more. But Microsoft is releasing what it has calls the Windows 10 April 2018 Update on Monday 30 April. It's been delayed already so... Read more

Microsoft announces Windows 10 April update, here are all the new features it will bring

Microsoft announces Windows 10 April update, here are all the new features it will bring

By Max Langridge

Following the discovery that Microsoft was planing a Spring Creators Update, the company has now revealed the official name of its next update to be the Windows 10 April 2018 update. The update, due to be released on Monday 30 April, will bring with... Read more

Microsoft is making a 'Windows 10 Lean' for devices with less storage

Microsoft is making a 'Windows 10 Lean' for devices with less storage

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is making yet another edition of Windows 10.Microsoft has a twice-yearly update schedule for its Windows 10 operating system. The next update, called Spring Creators Update, is due this spring. But it also offers different editions of Windows... Read more

Rip DVD 2018: Why should you try a hardware-accelerated DVD ripper?

Rip DVD 2018: Why should you try a hardware-accelerated DVD ripper?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The latest version of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum by Digiarty now offers fully-accelerated, hardware-based video processing, making it an ideal solution for those of you who want to rip all sorts of DVD discs to digital file.What is WinX DVD Ripper Platinum?It's... Read more

Tim Cook: Apple won't water down iOS and MacOS by merging them

Tim Cook: Apple won't water down iOS and MacOS by merging them

By Elyse Betters

Tim Cook just curb-stomped an Apple rumour.In December, Bloomberg echoed long-existing rumours when it claimed Apple wanted to merge iOS and MacOS apps sometime in 2018 so that developers could create a single app that'd run across both operating systems.... Read more

How to upgrade your gaming area with lighting, speakers and more

How to upgrade your gaming area with lighting, speakers and more

By Adrian Willings

You've got an amazing gaming machine and a dedicated play space to enjoy it in, but if you've already upgraded your gaming PC to the max, what else can you do to improve your gaming area? Other than adding a beer fridge, a foot massager and a fancy gaming... Read more

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update delayed due to massive bug

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update delayed due to massive bug

By Rik Henderson

Those hoping to see the Spring Creators Update hitting their Windows 10 PCs or laptops last Tuesday were disappointed. Even though the considerable update was allegedly planned for release on "Patch Tuesday" - 10 April - it didn't materialise.That's because... Read more

Google Fuchsia OS: What's the story so far?

Google Fuchsia OS: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

Google has been developing an entirely new operating system that's currently capable of running on its high-end Pixelbook.But here's the thing: it's unclear at the moment what this operating system is intended for, including what devices it might one... Read more

Asus' Zephyrus M is a supercharged and relatively thin six-core gaming laptop

Asus' Zephyrus M is a supercharged and relatively thin six-core gaming laptop

By Dan Grabham

Asus’ Republic of Gamers line has often impressed with its supercharged gaming laptops and its latest Zephyrus M is no different – a relatively thin, brushed aluminium 15.6-inch laptop that’s 17.5mm at its shallowest point.Powered by the latest... Read more

Microsoft enhances upcoming Windows Sets feature: Group multiple apps in the same window

Microsoft enhances upcoming Windows Sets feature: Group multiple apps in the same window

By Dan Grabham

We're all now very used to tabbed browsing. But our desktops can still get messy. Unless you do everything in your browser, chances are you've got windows behind windows. Behind more windows. And, with more and more of us using laptops on the move -... Read more

MSI unveils the world’s first gaming laptop with an overclocked Core i9 processor and more

MSI unveils the world’s first gaming laptop with an overclocked Core i9 processor and more

By Adrian Willings

MSI has unveiled a range of gaming laptops, the flagship of which is the GT75VR Titan which boasts the world’s first Core i9 overclocked processor in a gaming laptop. These new gaming laptops include the GS65 Stealth Thin, GT75VR Titan and the GE... Read more

Dell unleashes Inspiron G ‘wallet-friendly’ gaming laptops plus new XPS 15 and more

Dell unleashes Inspiron G ‘wallet-friendly’ gaming laptops plus new XPS 15 and more

By Dan Grabham

Dell has unleashed a trio of wallet friendly gaming laptops with the latest Intel performance processors and Nvidia GeForce GTX 10 Series graphics. The new laptops start at £799.There’s also a new XPS 15 with the latest Intel processors and the XPS... Read more

Apple is planning to design its own chips for the Mac from 2020

Apple is planning to design its own chips for the Mac from 2020

By Dan Grabham

It’s been long rumoured, but now it seems it really could happen: Apple really is planning to dump Intel in favour of its own processors for at least some Macs. The move could happen as soon as 2020. We know that Apple is working on bringing iOS and... Read more

How to build and upgrade your own gaming PC

How to build and upgrade your own gaming PC

By Adrian Willings

Building your own PC can be an intimidating, exciting, nerve-racking and rewarding experience. Crafting a machine on your own, with a selection of electronic parts is quite a thrill. It also allows you to make something that's personalised to you and... Read more

Apple Field Trip event recap: Watch the new iPad get unveiled here

Apple Field Trip event recap: Watch the new iPad get unveiled here

By Elyse Betters

Apple has debuted a new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil, which is aimed at students, as well as several apps aimed at helping students and teachers make the most of the Apple gear that schools buy.Apple Field Trip event: What was announced?A new iPad 9.7 is... Read more

Microsoft drops prices of Surface Book and Surface Pro for Easter

Microsoft drops prices of Surface Book and Surface Pro for Easter

By Dan Grabham

Microsoft has announced Easter price drops for certain Surface Book and Surface Pro models, available for a limited period.The deals will be available from the Microsoft Store, Currys PC World and John Lewis.The promotions run at various intervals between... Read more

Best gaming mice: The best wired, wireless and RGB gaming mice to buy today

Best gaming mice: The best wired, wireless and RGB gaming mice to buy today

By Adrian Willings

Gaming mice are the high-end devices of the mouse world. They are designed to be more accurate, offer a more comfortable experience and are built to last - as gamers are likely to spend more time with their mouse than anyone else.Top-of-the-range gaming... Read more

Logitech G G560 speakers give your games a synchronised light show

Logitech G G560 speakers give your games a synchronised light show

By Max Langridge

Logitech G, Logitech's gaming arm, has announced the G560 speaker system for PC gamers. It's first and foremost a 2.1 system, comprising two satellite speakers and a downward-firing subwoofer but it has a little party trick up its sleeve in the form of... Read more

Huawei MateBook X Pro review: Pro by name, pro by nature
4.5 stars

Huawei MateBook X Pro review: Pro by name, pro by nature

By Mike Lowe

Fewer manufacturers are making genuinely great laptops these days. Which is why it came as something of a surprise to see Huawei produce the formidable MateBook X back in 2017. However, it's nigh-on impossible to buy one in the UK - which is ludicrous,... Read more

Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around

Best PC gaming headsets: The best wired, wireless and surround sound headsets around

By Adrian Willings

Setting out on a mission to find the very best gaming headsets was a daunting task. There are a multitude of options out there - wired, wireless, closed and open cup designs, stereo and surround sound headsets, oval and round earcups, leather and material... Read more

Dell XPS 13 (2018) review: The best ultraportable ever?

Dell XPS 13 (2018) review: The best ultraportable ever?

By Andrew Williams

The Dell XPS 13 for 2017, which follows a minor refresh in late 2017, is a much bigger deal in the update stakes. It's slimmer and lighter than ever before, getting closer to the skinny factor of its slimmest rivals. Best laptops 2018: All the best ultrabooks... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 920 review: Design delight with mighty battery life
4.5 stars

Lenovo Yoga 920 review: Design delight with mighty battery life

By Andrew Williams

The Yoga 920 is Lenovo's latest take on a hybrid laptop for people with plenty of money who want something worth showing off. At £1,399 with no extra gaming hardware, this is a laptop that asks you to you pay for its design.There's a difference between... Read more

'Entry-level' MacBook to begin production in June, says report

'Entry-level' MacBook to begin production in June, says report

By Max Langridge

A new report from DigiTimes has now weighed in on the news that Apple will release a new entry-level MacBook later this year. Usually-reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently stated that Apple would introduce a new MacBook Air later in 2018, but the DigiTimes... Read more

Apple's forgotten tech: The Apple products you won't remember

Apple's forgotten tech: The Apple products you won't remember

By Max Langridge

Apple has come a long way since it was founded in 1976, from the humble beginnings of the Apple I computer to the very latest MacBook Pro with TouchBar. Not to mention it is now the world's most valuable company, with revenue in 2017 totalling $229 billion. Apple... Read more

Microsoft's next Windows 10 update might be 'Spring Creators Update'

Microsoft's next Windows 10 update might be 'Spring Creators Update'

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft wants to reuse the “Creators Update” name.For its fifth major update to Windows 10, the software giant plans to use the "Creators Update" name for the third time. Confused? No worries. You see, there was the November Update, then the Anniversary... Read more

Microsoft confirms it will ditch Windows 10 S for an S Mode in 2019

Microsoft confirms it will ditch Windows 10 S for an S Mode in 2019

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is trying something new with Windows 10 S next year.Windows 10 S was originally launched as a dedicated operating system for convertibles and laptops targeting students, though starting next year, it will become a special “S Mode” for versions... Read more

Microsoft's Surface Pro with LTE is now available to pre-order

Microsoft's Surface Pro with LTE is now available to pre-order

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has started selling its Surface Pro with LTE.Technically, it launched the LTE-connected convertible for business customers in December, but now, the company has opened-up pre-order sales to consumers. It's selling two models, both of which come... Read more

Best gaming keyboards: The best quiet, loud, colourful and proud mechanical keyboards around

Best gaming keyboards: The best quiet, loud, colourful and proud mechanical keyboards around

By Adrian Willings

Keyboards are a personal preference, gaming keyboards equally so. A good quality gaming keyboard can make all the difference when you're in the heat of battle. The best mechanical keyboards not only offer extra key travel, but a choice of tactile response... Read more

Apple to release an updated MacBook Air this year

Apple to release an updated MacBook Air this year

By Max Langridge

Apple will indeed launch an all-new MacBook Air in the second quarter of 2018, according to usually-reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The MacBook Air hasn't undergone a proper upgrade in several years now, although it did get a few minor upgrades... Read more

This Apple patent depicts a MacBook with a Touch Bar for the keyboard

This Apple patent depicts a MacBook with a Touch Bar for the keyboard

By Elyse Betters

Apple really couldn't care less if you hate the Touch Bar.How do we know? It went ahead and patented a concept that essentially imagines a MacBook with a Touch Bar for the entire keyboard. Technically, it's a patent for a "dual display equipment with... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 730 initial review: Trim bezel bolsters this sterling laptop

Lenovo Yoga 730 initial review: Trim bezel bolsters this sterling laptop

By Mike Lowe

How to improve upon one of last year's best laptops? Trim the bezel, but of course. That's exactly what Lenovo has done in the Yoga 730, which refreshes the already impressive Yoga 720. Best laptops 2018: The top-rated notebooks and Ultrabooks to buy... Read more

Lenovo announces Yoga 530 and 730, ups its trim-bezel laptop game

Lenovo announces Yoga 530 and 730, ups its trim-bezel laptop game

By Mike Lowe

At Mobile World Congress 2018 it's not only smartphones that rule the show. Lenovo has used this year as a platform to unveil its latest Yoga 530 (known as the Flex 14 in the US) and Yoga 730 laptops (in 13-inch and 15-inch forms). What to expect from... Read more

Huawei MateBook X Pro is the new mini-bezel laptop king

Huawei MateBook X Pro is the new mini-bezel laptop king

By Mike Lowe

Huawei used its Mobile World Congress (MWC) conference to not focus on new phones, rather up the ante when it comes to laptops by unveiling the MateBook X Pro, starting at €1,499 Euros.  MWC 2018: What to expect from this year's show The 2018 follow-up... Read more

Always-connected Windows 10 S laptops coming to John Lewis and PC World

Always-connected Windows 10 S laptops coming to John Lewis and PC World

By Dan Grabham

Always-connected Windows 10 S PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon are near to release and Qualcomm has announced that John Lewis and PC World will be among the retailers to stock them in the UK.Essentially these devices will be Windows 10 PCs that have... Read more

Why Intel's work on quantum computing is in a spin

Why Intel's work on quantum computing is in a spin

By Dan Grabham

Intel always likes to reveal details of the bleeding edge stuff it works on and we’re now seeing the glimpse of some quantum computing tech that a research program embarked on back in 2015.Quantum computing is the ultimate in parallel computing; the... Read more

The supercharged 15-inch Surface Book 2 is now available in the UK

The supercharged 15-inch Surface Book 2 is now available in the UK

By Dan Grabham

The 15-inch version of the Surface Book 2 is now available to buy in the UK from the official Microsoft Store, John Lewis and Currys PC World.We've played with this thing and it is a beast, with up to 17 hours of battery life and Intel's latest generation... Read more

Google Chrome built-in ad blocker imminent

Google Chrome built-in ad blocker imminent

By Rik Henderson

Google has been working on its own ad blocker to be built into its Chrome browser for the best part of a year. Now it's ready for release, with the software expected to appear in Chrome from tomorrow, 15 February.To date, third-party software, such as... Read more

Huawei is holding an MWC 2018 event after all, expect new MateBooks at least

Huawei is holding an MWC 2018 event after all, expect new MateBooks at least

By Rik Henderson

With its phone launch event set for 27 March in Paris it was thought that Huawei could give Mobile World Congress a swerve this year. It was likely to have some presence at the trade show, but not to launch anything specifically.That, however, seems to... Read more

Google Assistant might come to all Chromebooks, leaked code shows

Google Assistant might come to all Chromebooks, leaked code shows

By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant is everywhere - except for in Chromebooks, oddly.Technically, you could buy Google's own Pixelbook, which starts at £999/$999, if you want to have a laptop with built-in Google Assistant. Since 2011, Google has been developing its Chrome... Read more

Acer Swift 5 review: Lightweight design means limited longevity
4.0 stars

Acer Swift 5 review: Lightweight design means limited longevity

By Andrew Williams

Shop for a laptop with a good budget to play with and you have to make one key choice pretty early on: do you want a very light laptop you can take anywhere, or one that'll moonwalk through pro-grade apps?The Acer Swift 5 tries to get you the best of... Read more

Best Apple MacBook cases and sleeves: Protect your 12-inch laptop

Best Apple MacBook cases and sleeves: Protect your 12-inch laptop

By Elyse Betters

 Got a MacBook? You're not alone, of course, and there are absolutely stacks of MacBook cases to protect your diminutive laptop. Here's a selection of the best MacBook cases around.  Best iPhone X cases: Protect your new Apple device AppleApple now... Read more

The best Windows 10 laptops: Our pick of the top Windows 10 notebooks to buy today

The best Windows 10 laptops: Our pick of the top Windows 10 notebooks to buy today

By Dan Grabham

Windows 10 has been out for three years now and has been generally very well received over that time. Plus, Microsoft keeps on adding new features, such as the recent Windows Fall Creators Update. If you're in the market for a new Windows 10 laptop you've... Read more

Apple might release three new Macs with its own custom co-processors

Apple might release three new Macs with its own custom co-processors

By Elyse Betters

Apple plans to put custom co-processors in at least three new Mac models, according to Bloomberg.These models will include updated notebooks and a new desktop. They could be released this year, too. Now, this report follows another rumour that claimed... Read more

Apple might launch an all-new 13-inch MacBook later this year

Apple might launch an all-new 13-inch MacBook later this year

By Elyse Betters

Apple is reportedly developing a new 13-inch MacBook.It will be launched sometime during the second half of this year, according to DigiTimes, which is well-known for leaking Apple-related news and having deep industry sources, though it also has a so-so... Read more