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Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp
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Close up with the 5K iMac, and boy is it crisp

By 16 October 2014

Apple has updated its iMac range to create a flagship model that delivers a crisp 5K image. The move, which well and truly takes it from the spare computer to a powerhouse for professionals, signals Apple's intent to deliver a "Retina display" on all... >>

Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix shows off fingerprint scanner, slimmer design, variety of keyboard docks
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Hands-on: Lenovo ThinkPad Helix shows off fingerprint scanner, slimmer design, variety of keyboard docks

By 12 September 2014

The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix name isn't a brand new concept, with the first model unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2013. But fast-forward some 20 months to the Intel Developers Forum 2014 and the second generation model has shown face. And it... >>

Hands-on: HP Pavilion x2: 2-in-1 pushes screen gloss to excess
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Hands-on: HP Pavilion x2: 2-in-1 pushes screen gloss to excess

By 12 September 2014

There's a whole lot of choice out there when it comes to laptops and 2-in-1 devices, so the smallest of misjudged design decisions can be costly. Although we rather liked the look of the HP Pavilion x2 - and have been even more impressed by the company's... >>

Hands-on: HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch desktop-replacement 2-in-1s show off Intel Core M slim form factor
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Hands-on: HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch desktop-replacement 2-in-1s show off Intel Core M slim form factor

By 12 September 2014

Before now we've seen some tablet-style desktop replacements that, let's face it, have been so big and bulky that they had little appeal. But in the latest HP Envy x2 13- and 15-inch models the company has created a viable desktop-replacement home office... >>

Hands-on: Gigabyte Brix Gaming packs discrete graphics into palm-sized pocket PC
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Hands-on: Gigabyte Brix Gaming packs discrete graphics into palm-sized pocket PC

By 11 September 2014

We last caught sight of the Gigabyte Brix pocket PC at last year's Intel Developer Forum. For 2014 the company has introduced a new, higher-power model named the Gigabyte Brix Gaming. No prizes for guessing what it's designed for. Yep, gaming - glorious... >>

Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 12 is the laptop replacement with a tablet twist
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Hands-on: Acer Aspire Switch 12 is the laptop replacement with a tablet twist

By 11 September 2014

The Acer Aspire Switch family continues to grow, with the forthcoming Switch 12 showcasing not only a number of varied position options, but it's one of the first devices to feature Intel Core M technology. That means a fanless design, which in turn opens... >>

Gigabyte P34G v2 review
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Gigabyte P34G v2 review

By 8 September 2014

Gaming laptops are usually chunky beasts - the sort of thing that will give you shoulder ache and win you odd looks should you dare to take them out of the house. The Gigabyte P34G v2, however, is something quite different. It has serious gaming power,... >>

Acer Aspire Switch 11 hands-on: Hybrid offers multiple positions and uses
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Acer Aspire Switch 11 hands-on: Hybrid offers multiple positions and uses

By 8 September 2014

Acer announced the Aspire Switch 11 during its press conference at IFA 2014, bringing another multi-positional laptop-meets-tablet device to its portfolio. We got our hands on the new 2-in-1 notebook series at the show to see what the 11.6-inch model... >>

Hands-on: Asus EeeBook X205 review
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Hands-on: Asus EeeBook X205 review

By 7 September 2014

Budget laptops are ruling laptop volume sales at the moment, thanks to Chromebook, and that's been enough to make Asus take note. The company's new EeeBook X205 is a reimagination of the 2007 Eee PC in a refreshed format, some seven years on. If you're... >>

Hands-on: Asus ZenBook UX305 review
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Hands-on: Asus ZenBook UX305 review

By 4 September 2014

As laptop makers eye up the future of the market, there's been a divide between the high-end and the affordable budget ranges that has seen the middle section squeezed in different ways. Those laptops near but in excess of £1,000 aren't selling like... >>