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Microsoft Surface Pro X initial review: The Surface Pro reborn
Microsoft Surface Pro X initial review: The Surface Pro reborn By Dan Grabham

Updated Surface Pro X is a superb design that breathes new life into traditional Surface devices.... Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 initial review: More power and a new 15-inch version, too
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 initial review: More power and a new 15-inch version, too By Dan Grabham

Updated The Surface Laptop 3 15 is a proper MacBook Pro rival and a top addition to the Surface family.... Read more

James Haskell talks rugby tech, we look at the Pixel 4 and preview Beats Solo Pro - Pocket-lint Podcast 24
James Haskell talks rugby tech, we look at the Pixel 4 and preview Beats Solo Pro - Pocket-lint Podcast 24 By Rik Henderson

We chat to former England star Haskell about the better use of tech in rugby, plus look at the new Made by Google products and Beats Solo Pro. Read more

Alienware m15 R2 review: Eye-catching design comes with eye-tracking tech
4.5 stars Alienware m15 R2 review: Eye-catching design comes with eye-tracking tech By Adrian Willings

A striking gaming laptop both outwardly and in terms of spec. It's certainly a head-turner, but is it all style over substance? We put it to the test.... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) review: Business as usual
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2019) review: Business as usual By Stuart Miles

Apple's new MacBook Pro gets a refresh, but is it enough?... Read more

Vaio A12 review: Outsmarted from the off
3.0 stars Vaio A12 review: Outsmarted from the off By Andrew Williams

The Vaio A12 is a true 2-in-1, which is rare these days. It's got loads of ports and is comfortable to type on. But its spec and features confound.... Read more

HP Omen X 2S initial review: Dual-screen greatness or just a gimmick?
HP Omen X 2S initial review: Dual-screen greatness or just a gimmick? By Adrian Willings

With a main screen and secondary touch panel, the X 2S is unusual. Beyond the second screen it's feature packed with strong gaming specs and more.... Read more

Lenovo Yoga C640 initial review: All about 4G connectivity
Lenovo Yoga C640 initial review: All about 4G connectivity By Mike Lowe

With 4G LTE connectivity, Yoga 360-degree hinge, and strong specs, the C640 is an always-connected on-the-go laptop with heaps of appeal.... Read more

Lenovo Yoga C940 14-inch initial review: A multimedia powerhouse
Lenovo Yoga C940 14-inch initial review: A multimedia powerhouse By Mike Lowe

With updated Intel processors and smaller bezel, the C940 is, thanks to its Dolby Atmos hinge design, a versatile laptop and multimedia powerhouse.... Read more

Acer Predator Triton 300 initial review: Gaming laptop minus the mega price
Acer Predator Triton 300 initial review: Gaming laptop minus the mega price By Mike Lowe

You might not think 'gaming laptop' and 'entry-level' go hand in hand, but the Triton 300 is designed to be far more affordable than most.... Read more

Acer Swift 5 (2019) initial review: Now with discrete graphics
Acer Swift 5 (2019) initial review: Now with discrete graphics By Mike Lowe

Slim, light, with a new design to make for more comfortable typing. Now the Swift 5 also introduces discrete graphics up to Nvidia GeForce MX250 too.... Read more

Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA review: One of the best Chromebooks money can buy
4.0 stars Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA review: One of the best Chromebooks money can buy By Andrew Williams

There's little to criticise about this Asus Chromebook. It's far cheaper than a Windows laptop equivalent, but Chrome OS may be restrictive for some.... Read more

Vaio SX14 review: No longer Sony, no longer magic?
3.5 stars Vaio SX14 review: No longer Sony, no longer magic? By Andrew Williams

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Asus ROG Strix Scar III review: Much more than meets the eye
4.5 stars Asus ROG Strix Scar III review: Much more than meets the eye By Adrian Willings

Certainly not a laptop you should judge by its cover. It's so much more than first meets the eye: it's a real powerhouse for gaming.... Read more

HP Envy 13 (2019) review: Great performance, great price
4.5 stars HP Envy 13 (2019) review: Great performance, great price By Andrew Williams

Great as a day-to-day laptop, hundreds of pounds less than less powerful competition, the HP can even enable a bit of gaming thanks to its Nvidia GPU.... Read more

Apple MacBook Air (2019) review: The MacBook is dead, long live the Air
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Air (2019) review: The MacBook is dead, long live the Air By Mike Lowe

Apple quietly discontinued the 12-inch MacBook in 2019, meaning the current 13-inch MacBook Air is the smallest and, um, 'most affordable' Mac laptop.... Read more

Acer Predator Triton 500 review: Thin and powerful gaming laptop has little compromise
4.0 stars Acer Predator Triton 500 review: Thin and powerful gaming laptop has little compromise By Adrian Willings

The Acer Triton 500 is a compact, thin and lightweight gaming laptop from Acer that's set to compete with similar devices from Razer, Asus and more.... Read more

Apple iMac 21.5-inch with Retina 4K display review (2019): The iMac for everybody
4.0 stars Apple iMac 21.5-inch with Retina 4K display review (2019): The iMac for everybody By Dan Grabham

The Mac for all-comers - but we don't recommend the basic model, since the real goodies have been saved for the higher-end versions.... Read more

Acer Swift 7 (2019) review: Slim and light fails to succeed
3.0 stars Acer Swift 7 (2019) review: Slim and light fails to succeed By Andrew Williams

If slim and light is your all, the Swift 7 is as good as it gets. But it's very expensive, not that powerful and other, thicker, options may be better... Read more

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2019) initial review: The compact ultra-portable with even more screen
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (2019) initial review: The compact ultra-portable with even more screen By Adrian Willings

Every year, the Dell XPS 13 gets thinner and better. 2019's XPS 13 is no exception. An awesome ultra-portable that's much more than just eye-catching.... Read more

Acer ConceptD 9 creator notebook initial review: Flexible and powerful, if expensive
Acer ConceptD 9 creator notebook initial review: Flexible and powerful, if expensive By Adrian Willings

The ConceptD 9 is a new high-end notebook that offers power and flexibility and is built specifically with creators in mind.... Read more

Alienware m17 R2 (2019) initial review: An eye pleasing gaming notebook
Alienware m17 R2 (2019) initial review: An eye pleasing gaming notebook By Adrian Willings

Alongside the freshly announced and updated m15, Alienware has also unveiled the m17. A gaming laptop with several awesome enhancements.... Read more

Asus ZenBook 15 initial review: The ultra-compact productivity enhancer
Asus ZenBook 15 initial review: The ultra-compact productivity enhancer By Adrian Willings

The new Asus ZenBook 15 is the newest version of the classic ZenBook with a new and improved dual screen setup for improved productivity.... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro Duo initial review: The dual-screen stunner
Asus ZenBook Pro Duo initial review: The dual-screen stunner By Adrian Willings

We've had hands-on time with the new Asus ZenBook Pro Duo and we have to say, it's certainly a looker. But what else does it have to offer?... Read more

Lenovo Yoga Book C930 review: Is going keyless just crazy?
3.0 stars Lenovo Yoga Book C930 review: Is going keyless just crazy? By Andrew Williams

The Yoga Book 2 (C930) is a laptop with no physical keyboard. It fuses E Ink and an LCD screen together in a futuristic take. But is it any good?... Read more

Razer Blade 15 (2019) review: RTX-powered gaming bliss?
4.0 stars Razer Blade 15 (2019) review: RTX-powered gaming bliss? By Adrian Willings

The new RTX-powered Razer Blade 15 is a powerful, compact and high-spec laptop force to be reckoned with. But is it too hot to handle?... Read more

Huawei MateBook 13 review: MateBook or MacBook?
4.0 stars Huawei MateBook 13 review: MateBook or MacBook? By Andrew Williams

The MateBook sure looks like a MacBook, but Huawei's offering is far more powerful and cheaper than Apple's equivalent. Is it worth a look?... Read more

HP Omen 15 review: A portable and punchy gaming machine
4.0 stars HP Omen 15 review: A portable and punchy gaming machine By Adrian Willings

The HP Omen 15 is not only a looker, this gaming laptop is choc full of features too. It's not overly complicated and gets the job done.... Read more

Acer Predator Helios 700 initial review: Gaming beast boasts sliding keyboard
Acer Predator Helios 700 initial review: Gaming beast boasts sliding keyboard By Mike Lowe

The 2019 Predator Helios 700 boasts a sliding keyboard and depth-sensitive keys. It's a giant but powerful beast that's sure to impress the hardcore.... Read more

Acer ConceptD 5 initial review: A-grade ideas?
Acer ConceptD 5 initial review: A-grade ideas? By Mike Lowe

Acer announced ConceptD - aimed at high-end users with creative workflows - with the 5 a direct competitor for the MacBook Pro. But how does it fare?... Read more

Lenovo Yoga C930 review: Sensational sound and visuals
4.5 stars Lenovo Yoga C930 review: Sensational sound and visuals By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos soundbar laptop. Great sound and visuals meet long battery life and a superb typing experience.... Read more

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 with Nvidia RTX review: A slim gaming machine with ray tracing smarts
4.0 stars Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 with Nvidia RTX review: A slim gaming machine with ray tracing smarts By Adrian Willings

The pinnacle Asus ROG gaming laptop. The RTX graphics is a joy to use - but limited battery life, noisy fans and a high price are limitations.... Read more

Huawei MateBook X Pro initial review: Pleasing performance bump
Huawei MateBook X Pro initial review: Pleasing performance bump By Chris Hall

The Huawei MateBook X Pro was one of our favourite notebooks of 2018. With the general feeling that premium notebook manufacturers are declining, Huawei... Read more

Huawei MateBook 14 initial review: Spreading Huawei's Windows wings
Huawei MateBook 14 initial review: Spreading Huawei's Windows wings By Chris Hall

A tweak in design results in a neat, powerful and nicely designed Windows laptop... Read more

Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS review: Long-laster is no app master
3.0 stars Lenovo Yoga C630 WOS review: Long-laster is no app master By Andrew Williams

Based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 architecture, this Yoga lasts for an age. But it has app limitations compared to a full Windows 10 laptop.... Read more

Acer Predator Helios 500 review: Not a looker, but capable of beautiful things
3.5 stars Acer Predator Helios 500 review: Not a looker, but capable of beautiful things By Adrian Willings

The Acer Predator Helios 500 is big and it's not necessarily beautiful, but it is almost certainly proof that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover.... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro 14 review: A trackpad that's a touchscreen, how does that work?
4.0 stars Asus ZenBook Pro 14 review: A trackpad that's a touchscreen, how does that work? By Andrew Williams

With a touchscreen trackpad, does this laptop's two-for-one screen tech break new ground? Or is it the gaming credentials that really sell it?... Read more

Asus ZenBook 14 initial review: A 14-inch screen in the body of a 13-inch laptop
Asus ZenBook 14 initial review: A 14-inch screen in the body of a 13-inch laptop By Stuart Miles

The Asus ZenBook 14 offers a 14-inch screen in a 13-inch laptop. We caught up with the new model at CES to see if you should get excited... Read more

Lenovo Yoga S940 initial review: Widescreen wonder
Lenovo Yoga S940 initial review: Widescreen wonder By Mike Lowe

This Windows 10 machine offers a wide-screen design with minute bezel in a MacBook Air-beating design form. Could it be 2019's hottest laptop?... Read more

LG Gram 14 2-in-1 initial review: Taking LG's laptops to the next level
LG Gram 14 2-in-1 initial review: Taking LG's laptops to the next level By Dan Grabham

Now that the LG Gram series of laptops is available in the UK we feel we can get legitimately excited about this, a 2-in-1 version of the 14-inch LG Gram... Read more

Asus ZenBook S13 laptop initial review: The super thin bezel that will turn heads
Asus ZenBook S13 laptop initial review: The super thin bezel that will turn heads By Stuart Miles

The Asus ZenBook S13 is the company's latest ultra-portable laptop, but this time sports a super thin bezel, compact design and enough power to work on... Read more

Apple Mac Mini (2018) review: A worthy upgrade?
4.0 stars Apple Mac Mini (2018) review: A worthy upgrade? By Chris Hall

The 2018 small-format PC from Apple is a lot pricier than before, but its specification has been turned up considerably to make it worth the money.... Read more

Razer Blade review: An understated laptop with plenty of gaming grit
4.0 stars Razer Blade review: An understated laptop with plenty of gaming grit By Adrian Willings

The new Razer Blade is a powerful, compact and high-spec laptop force to be reckoned with. But how does it fair under normal use?... Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: The best keyboard in a convertible laptop
4.5 stars Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga review: The best keyboard in a convertible laptop By Andrew Williams

With its hinge design for multiple positions, the X1 Yoga's major sell is its sublime keyboard experience. It's not the most modern, but typing is ace... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 730 (15-inch) review: It's all about the 4K display
4.0 stars Lenovo Yoga 730 (15-inch) review: It's all about the 4K display By Mike Lowe

How to improve upon one of the best laptops? Trim the screen bezel, which is exactly what Lenovo has done in the Yoga 730, with its 4K panel.... Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: Windows 10 perfection, bar one irritation...
4.5 stars Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 review: Windows 10 perfection, bar one irritation... By Dan Grabham

The Surface Laptop sequel is one of the best premium ultraportable Windows 10 devices available, except for its older ports lacking future-proofing.... Read more

Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Return of the Mac
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Air (2018) review: Return of the Mac By Mike Lowe

Its first major remodel for some years, the new Air brings a smaller footprint, higher-res display, Touch ID and a divisive keyboard. Is it a winner?... Read more

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 review: Thin and stylish gaming prowess
4.0 stars Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 review: Thin and stylish gaming prowess By Adrian Willings

Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX531 is surely something special - an ultra-thin gaming laptop that wouldn't look out of place in an office.... Read more

LG Gram 14 review: Lightweight build, heavyweight battery performance
4.0 stars LG Gram 14 review: Lightweight build, heavyweight battery performance By Andrew Williams

It might not be the best-looking laptop, but its sub-1kg weight, portability, excellent battery life and ample performance make it a surefire winner.... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro without Touch Bar review (13-inch): Does this make more sense?
4.5 stars Apple MacBook Pro without Touch Bar review (13-inch): Does this make more sense? By Stuart Miles

While the MacBook Air has long been the "go-to" laptop for Apple users, that has now changed with the entry-level MacBook Pro.The year-old MacBook is thin,... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: Every bit the pro, but battery life is still a blow
4.0 stars Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: Every bit the pro, but battery life is still a blow By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Microsoft Surface 5. Ok, ok, so it's "the new Microsoft Surface Pro", rather than adopting the generational number format in its name.... Read more

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