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Acer Switch Alpha 12 preview: Giving Microsoft Surface a run for its money?

Acer Switch Alpha 12 preview: Giving Microsoft Surface a run for its money?

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The Microsoft Surface is synonymous with the idea of a premium 2-in-1 device, but its ongoing success has seen other makers want a slice of that pie. Enter the Acer Switch Alpha 12, a powerful yet affordable 2-in-1, which we've got to sample at the Acer... >>

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II review: The fast and the furious, part II
5.0 stars

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II review: The fast and the furious, part II

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The big boss is back for round two: the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is the company's top-end full-frame DSLR, which replaces both the original 1D X and video-focused 1D C models. And it really is one serious bit of kit, as we've been finding out during a couple... >>

HTC 10 review: Welcome back to the premier league
4.5 stars

HTC 10 review: Welcome back to the premier league

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If there's any smartphone manufacturer that deserves a second chance it's HTC. We can credit HTC for much of what we love about smartphones today. It popularised Android, it pushed premium metal design and build quality, and focused on user experience.... >>

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world
4.0 stars

HTC Vive review: An experience that’s out of this world

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We've been waiting for the consumer version of HTC Vive – the company's virtual reality (VR) system – to land in our living rooms for some time. It's hard to describe the heightened feeling of excitement that accompanies the launch of a brand new... >>

Panasonic Lumix GX80 review: Small in scale, big on features
4.5 stars

Panasonic Lumix GX80 review: Small in scale, big on features

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With the Lumix GF8 absent from British shores, we were beginning to wonder if Panasonic had bailed on the smaller-scale and more affordable compact system camera concept. But that's not the case, as the latest Lumix GX80 (or GX85 in the USA) stands to... >>

Gears of War 4 multiplayer preview: Grinding those gears

Gears of War 4 multiplayer preview: Grinding those gears

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The chainsaws are back. Gears of War 4's multiplayer is due to go into closed public beta from 18 April, to give a taster of all the duck-and-cover, shotgun-to-the-face, third-person shooter mayhem. And ahead of time we got to play a couple of hours of... >>

Huawei P9 review: The flagship and the folly
4.0 stars

Huawei P9 review: The flagship and the folly

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Huawei has been chipping away at the flagship smartphone block for years now, gradually adding appeal to its seemingly desired western audience with each iteration. But while last year's P8 lost its way with sloppy software and knuckle-based nonsense,... >>

Ford Focus (2016) review: Unlearn everything
4.5 stars

Ford Focus (2016) review: Unlearn everything

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It's difficult to ignore the Ford Focus. With an impressive 83,816 of them sold in the UK in 2015, it's also difficult to drive anywhere without seeing one. So this might be the UK's best selling hatch, edging out the Golf marginally, but there's no escaping... >>

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review: The tablet to beat all tablets
5.0 stars

Apple iPad Pro 9.7 review: The tablet to beat all tablets

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When Apple launched the iPad Pro back in September 2015, many liked the idea of the beefed-up iPad, but many also wished its large 12.9-inch scale was squeezed down into the 9.7-inch chassis of the iPad Air 2. Those wishes have now come true. The iPad... >>

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet 2016 first drive: Comfortably cool

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet 2016 first drive: Comfortably cool

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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet is the convertible car for those who want the exhilaration of wind in their hair, while remaining in comfort - a difficult combination to achieve. While the S-Class already offers spa levels of comfort and enough tech... >>