Latest laptop reviews

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

Which is the best Microsoft Surface device for you?
Which is the best Microsoft Surface device for you? By Maggie Tillman

Which is the best Surface device to buy? Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Book, Surface Studio or Surface Go? Read our guide to find out. 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

Huawei MateBook 13 initial review: Pro X lite feels
Huawei MateBook 13 initial review: Pro X lite feels By Stuart Miles

We check out the new Huawei MateBook 13, the company's latest laptop for those on a tighter budget... Read more

Acer Swift 7 (2019) initial review: The fanless ultraportable now with dual-core Core i7
Acer Swift 7 (2019) initial review: The fanless ultraportable now with dual-core Core i7 By Dan Grabham

We’ve been here before with Acer and the touchscreen-toting, Windows 10-running Swift 7, which was originally announced over two years ago.Super thin... 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

Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative
4.0 stars Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative By Dan Grabham

The Surface Go is a super portable 2-in-1 that's great as a second go-anywhere laptop.... Read more

Lenovo Miix 630 review: Ultra long-lasting 2-in-1 has a few too many issues
3.5 stars Lenovo Miix 630 review: Ultra long-lasting 2-in-1 has a few too many issues By Mike Lowe

The Miix 630 brings a Qualcomm SD835 processor, as found in top-end 2017 phones. That's great for longevity, but limiting for Windows app availability... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review (13-inch): A pricey powerhouse
4.0 stars Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review (13-inch): A pricey powerhouse By Dan Grabham

The MacBook Pro has lots going for it: the TrueTone screen, quieter keyboard, huge trackpad, searing performance, and Touch ID. It's a great laptop.... Read more

Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 initial review: A premium Chromebook without the big price tag
Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 initial review: A premium Chromebook without the big price tag By Dan Grabham

Chromebooks are traditionally either dirt cheap or super expensive. But Dell has decided to do something a little bit different with its new Chromebook... Read more

Lenovo Yoga C930 initial review: Going full-on Dolby... and delightful as a result
Lenovo Yoga C930 initial review: Going full-on Dolby... and delightful as a result By Mike Lowe

Say hello to the Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos soundbar laptop, the Lenovo Yoga C930.... Read more

Lenovo Yoga Book 2 initial review: The keyless laptop returns... and it's crazier than ever
Lenovo Yoga Book 2 initial review: The keyless laptop returns... and it's crazier than ever By Mike Lowe

The Yoga Book 2 is a laptop with no physical keyboard. It fuses E Ink and an LCD screen together in a futuristic take. But is the 2018 model any good?... Read more

Asus ZenBook 14 Pro initial review: Pro for when on the go
Asus ZenBook 14 Pro initial review: Pro for when on the go By Mike Lowe

The 14-inch version of Asus' Pro laptop, with a trackpad that doubles as a second screen/touchpad, is designed with a creative audience in mind.... Read more

Asus ZenBook 13 (UX333) initial review: Bezels, be gone!
Asus ZenBook 13 (UX333) initial review: Bezels, be gone! By Mike Lowe

The late 2018 update to the Asus ZenBook laptop arrives months after its predecessor, cutting bezel for a smaller footprint (in 13, 14 & 15in sizes)... Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th gen 2018) review: HDR screen makes for sometimes sensational laptop
4.0 stars Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th gen 2018) review: HDR screen makes for sometimes sensational laptop By Mike Lowe

The Lenovo X1 Carbon 2018 comes with the option of a high dynamic range screen. It's a business laptop dream, with some HDR creme, but it costs a lot.... Read more

Dell XPS 2-in-1 15-inch review: Hybrid laptop is flippin' great
4.5 stars Dell XPS 2-in-1 15-inch review: Hybrid laptop is flippin' great By Andrew Williams

The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 is a hybrid laptop with 360 degree hinge. It's expensive, but it's an excellent multi-form laptop for designers & photographers... Read more

Acer Swift 7 review: The smartphone-thin laptop is here
3.5 stars Acer Swift 7 review: The smartphone-thin laptop is here By Andrew Williams

When you think the laptop has got about as slim as it can get, a company pushes the envelope. Which is exactly what Acer has done with the new Swift 7... Read more

Dell XPS 13 review: The best ultraportable ever?
5.0 stars Dell XPS 13 review: The best ultraportable ever? By Andrew Williams

The Dell XPS 13 is thinner than the last version and has a new fingerprint scanner too. As laptops go it's one of the best Windows options available.... Read more

HP ProBook x360 440 G1 initial review: Slim, sleek and super secure
HP ProBook x360 440 G1 initial review: Slim, sleek and super secure By Cat Thomas

During its Computex 2018 keynote speech, Microsoft highlighted security as one of the main themes, and the newly-announced HP ProBook x360 440 G1 was shown... Read more

Asus Precog initial review: Beautiful concept notebook with dual screens
Asus Precog initial review: Beautiful concept notebook with dual screens By Cat Thomas

Asus unveiled its work-in-progress in the Precog project at its Computex 2018 press conference in Taipei. And there were more than a few "oohs" and "aahs"... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 initial review: Enter the age of the ScreenPad
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 initial review: Enter the age of the ScreenPad By Cat Thomas

Taiwan's Computex is the show to be at if you want to see the latest and greatest notebooks and Asus hasn't disappointed us with its latest ZenBook.The... Read more

Acer Swift 5 (15-inch) initial review: The shape of things to come
Acer Swift 5 (15-inch) initial review: The shape of things to come By Mike Lowe

When we reviewed the Acer Swift 5 in 2017 we were rather impressed with the slender, 14-inch notebook. For 2018 it's coming in a 15-inch format - but without... 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... 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... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 730 (13-inch) initial review: Trim bezel bolsters this sterling laptop
Lenovo Yoga 730 (13-inch) 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.... 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,... Read more

Acer Chromebook 11 (2018) initial review: Blue, budget and potentially brill
Acer Chromebook 11 (2018) initial review: Blue, budget and potentially brill By Mike Lowe

The Chromebook category has come an awful long way over the years. The 2018 Acer Chromebook 11 goes to show just how much you can squeeze out of a £249... Read more

Asus ZenBook 13 initial review: The light fantastic
Asus ZenBook 13 initial review: The light fantastic By Dan Grabham

Wow, this thing is LIGHT. If you're in the market for a power portable that won't feel heavy in your bag, this is pretty much where it's at. Weighing in... Read more

Asus NovaGo initial review: Windows 10 but always connected
Asus NovaGo initial review: Windows 10 but always connected By Chris Hall

Asus is no stranger to innovation, so when Qualcomm told us that Windows on Snapdragon was ready to meet its public, it was no surprise to see Asus as... Read more

HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected
HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected By Chris Hall

It was late-2016 when Qualcomm, Microsoft and a number of other partners started talking about Windows 10 devices running on Qualcomm Snapdragon hardware.... Read more

Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch) review: It's still super sleek, it's still super expensive
4.0 stars Surface Book 2 (13.5-inch) review: It's still super sleek, it's still super expensive By Mike Lowe

The original Microsoft Surface Book was one heavyweight (literally) laptop-meets-2-in-1 that, ultimately, was designed for professionals seeking desktop-grade... Read more

Logitech MX Ergo review: Return of the track(ball)
4.5 stars Logitech MX Ergo review: Return of the track(ball) By Cam Bunton

Think back to the early-to-mid 90s, when PCs were taking the world by storm and becoming commonplace. Most of them looked the same: big beige boxes with... Read more

Google Pixelbook review: Is a £1000 Chromebook truly worth it?
4.0 stars Google Pixelbook review: Is a £1000 Chromebook truly worth it? By Elyse Betters

Chromebooks have come a long way in the past seven years.We remember when they began as clunky laptops, running a very early version of Chrome OS, which... Read more

Asus ZenBook Flip S review: One flippin' good-looking 360-degree laptop
4.0 stars Asus ZenBook Flip S review: One flippin' good-looking 360-degree laptop By Andrew Williams

Asus was the original pioneer of modern hybrid computers. Give us half a chance and we'll start reminiscing about the old Transformer tablets, a bit like... Read more

HP Envy 13 review: One powerful, versatile and affordable laptop
4.5 stars HP Envy 13 review: One powerful, versatile and affordable laptop By Andrew Williams

Laptops used to come in about three flavours: sleek and portable, big and powerful, or cheap and nasty. What a choice, eh?The HP Envy 13 is a laptop that... Read more

Apple MacBook review: Third time's a charm
4.0 stars Apple MacBook review: Third time's a charm By Mike Lowe

Apple is an interesting beast. Often considered king of design, its MacBook cut up the rulebook when it first appeared in 2015, ditching full-size USB... Read more

Acer Switch 7 Black Edition preview: Unrivalled power from this mighty 2-in-1
Acer Switch 7 Black Edition preview: Unrivalled power from this mighty 2-in-1 By Mike Lowe

With the rise of the Microsoft Surface and increasing strength in the 2-in-1 market, manufacturers are looking for different ways to stand out from the... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 720 12-inch preview: Portable convertible gets added muscle power
Lenovo Yoga 720 12-inch preview: Portable convertible gets added muscle power By Mike Lowe

It was only a year ago we were praising the Lenovo Yoga 11 710, an 11-inch laptop which we said "offers just about everything you get with the 12-inch... Read more

Acer Chromebook 15 preview: Large and in charge
Acer Chromebook 15 preview: Large and in charge By Mike Lowe

The Acer Chromebook 15 is the perfect example of how Chromebooks have progressed over recent years. No longer does the word 'Chromebook' dictate an ultra-budget... Read more

Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice
4.0 stars Acer Swift 3 review: A solid, affordable laptop choice By Andrew Williams

For a while tech seemed to be getting cheaper. Bargain phones, affordable all-metal laptops and the like gave the careful buyer something to be happy about.... Read more

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