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Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad X1 Carbon with plenty more battery and 'Adaptive Keyboard'

Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad X1 Carbon with plenty more battery and 'Adaptive Keyboard'

By Jake Smith

Lenovo has unveiled its third-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon at CES 2014 in Las Vegas.It is being called the lightest 14-inch ultrabook on the market, weighing 2.8lbs while being "virtually indestructible". It's built from carbon fibre, which Lenovo says... Read more

Hands-on: Acer Chromebook C720P review

Hands-on: Acer Chromebook C720P review

By Mike Lowe

We're not the biggest Chromebook fans here at Pocket-lint, but they've been going down a storm with the public eager to snap up these affordable Google-OS-based machines. And Acer has stepped up to the plate and introduced the first affordable touchscreen... Read more

Acer shows off TA272 HUL Android AIO desktop ahead of CES 2014

Acer shows off TA272 HUL Android AIO desktop ahead of CES 2014

By Elyse Betters

Acer has announced the TA272 HUL all-in-one desktop running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS ahead of next week's 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas.Despite the large bezel, Acer's new machine looks both sleek and modern. The company has implemented a transparent... Read more

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook available now in Europe

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook available now in Europe

By Luke Edwards

The attractive and powerful Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is finally on sale in Europe.The cousin to the Aspire S7 is also available in the UK. The S3, made with annodised aluminium, weighs 1.67kg, is 17.8mm thin and includes a light-sensing backlit keyboard.... Read more

Sony Vaio Tap 11 review
4.0 stars

Sony Vaio Tap 11 review

By Nik Rawlinson

The Vaio Tap 11 is Sony’s answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 2. It’s slim - less than 1cm from front to back, which Sony reckons makes it the "world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet" - and equally at home propped up on the desk like a regular PC, or... Read more

Dell compares itself to Skype, Dropbox, and other startups in first ad since going private

Dell compares itself to Skype, Dropbox, and other startups in first ad since going private

By Elyse Betters

Dell's now private, and it has a fresh, sentimental advertisement to show people just how its humble beginnings will undoubtedly help shape the company in the new year and beyond.The buyout of Dell Computers by its founder Michael Dell and the private... Read more

Apple's new Mac Pro is easy to take apart and fix, says iFixit

Apple's new Mac Pro is easy to take apart and fix, says iFixit

By Elyse Betters

The new, cylindrical Mac Pro has landed on the operating table at iFixit, where the teardown surgeons have just awarded a final repairability score.Apple doesn't want you to take apart and replace components in its products. This is a fact of life, really.... Read more

Forget the iPad Morgan Freeman, this Santa pic was drawn using MS Paint

Forget the iPad Morgan Freeman, this Santa pic was drawn using MS Paint

By Rik Henderson

When we saw the photo-realistic iPad drawing of Morgan Freeman we were rightly amazed, it was so good. However, that was on a touchscreen device that seems made to allow creative juices to flow, especially considering the wealth of superb art apps. That's... Read more

LG will show off streamlined Ultra PC laptop and Tab-Book 2 hybrid tablet next week at CES

LG will show off streamlined Ultra PC laptop and Tab-Book 2 hybrid tablet next week at CES

By Luke Edwards

The LG stand at CES is going to be busy, but with lots of kit that's already been announced over the last few days. The latest gadgets  announced will be at the show next week in the form of a new Ultra PC and a Tab-Book 2 hybrid.The new LG Ultra PC... Read more

Google Chromebooks account for 21 per cent of notebook sales

Google Chromebooks account for 21 per cent of notebook sales

By Jake Smith

Google's Chromebook platform performed better than expected in 2013.The cheap notebooks running Chrome OS, priced around $200, now claim 21 per cent of all notebook sales, according to research group NDP.The rise came in 2013. Chrome OS made up 0.2 per... Read more

Capture those special New Year’s moments #LovefromAsus

Capture those special New Year’s moments #LovefromAsus

By Pocket-lint Promotion

It's party time. New Year's Eve is almost here and what better way to celebrate 2014 than with a party? The Asus Transformer P1801 will help you do just that.Music timeThere are plenty of music services you can run from the P1801 and whether it's using... Read more

Apple will bring FaceTime Audio to OS X in Mavericks 10.9.2

Apple will bring FaceTime Audio to OS X in Mavericks 10.9.2

By Jake Smith

Following the public release of OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks, Apple has begun testing OS X 10.9.2 with developers to begin ironing out bugs. Other than the normal bug fixes and small features within the new version, it includes FaceTime Audio which will bring... Read more

Sit back and shop #LovefromASUS

Sit back and shop #LovefromASUS

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Imagine that Christmas is done. You've eaten the turkey, the stuffing, and all the trimmings. But before you get into the spirit of New Year's Eve, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your new, all-singing, all-dancing Asus Transformer AIO P1801. Browse... Read more

Apple’s new Mac Pro now on sale, but don’t expect to get it soon

Apple’s new Mac Pro now on sale, but don’t expect to get it soon

By Jake Smith

Apple updated its online store on Thursday with availability of its next-generation Mac Pro, starting at $2,999 (£1,836) and going all the way to $9,599. Several Pocket-lint tipsters noted that when the Mac Pro went on sale at 3am EST on Thursday, the... Read more

Apple Mac Pro available to buy tomorrow, Thursday 19 December

Apple Mac Pro available to buy tomorrow, Thursday 19 December

By Luke Edwards

Apple, like a big fruit Santa, has announced that its super-powerful Mac Pro desktop computer will be available to buy from tomorrow, Thursday 19 December.The completely redesigned aluminium enclosed Mac Pro now sits in an R2-D2 like pod built around... Read more

LG Chromebase unveiled as first Chrome OS AIO desktop with 21.5-inch HD IPS display

LG Chromebase unveiled as first Chrome OS AIO desktop with 21.5-inch HD IPS display

By Elyse Betters

There's about to be a new all-in-one desktop PC on the market running Google Chrome OS, and it's called the LG Chromebase.LG has just introduced the first Chromebase. It's a desktop computer with a 21.5-inch widescreen Full HD IPS display at 1,920-by-1,080-pixel... Read more

Google and HP recall HP Chromebook 11 chargers which can overheat, catch fire and melt

Google and HP recall HP Chromebook 11 chargers which can overheat, catch fire and melt

By Luke Edwards

Chromebook 11 owners beware, your charger may catch alight and go up in flames. That’s what Google and HP have found and are now recalling the faulty chargers as a result.The official statement from Google says: “The computer's charger can overheat... Read more

Apple releases OS X 10.9.1 for Mac users, bringing several fixes

Apple releases OS X 10.9.1 for Mac users, bringing several fixes

By Jake Smith

Apple has released OS X 10.9.1 to Mac users - the first major update to Mavericks since it was released in October. The update stays away from new features, and instead, focuses on fixing bugs.OS X 10.9.1 brings improved support for Gmail in OS X Mail,... Read more

Nominate a loved one to win an Asus Transformer AiO P1801 #lovefromasus

Nominate a loved one to win an Asus Transformer AiO P1801 #lovefromasus

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Pocket-lint has teamed up with Asus (#LoveFromAsus) to give you the chance to win an Asus Transformer AiO P1801 A Windows 8 PC & Android Tablet All-in-One computer.  With a unique form factor the Asus Transformer AiO creates brand new possibilities... Read more

All I need for Christmas is the Asus AiO Transformer P1801 #lovefromasus

All I need for Christmas is the Asus AiO Transformer P1801 #lovefromasus

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Every Christmas we can all hold our hands up for being a little guilty of spending over the odds on festive food and drink. Year after year, we promise ourselves that next time we won’t go over the top, yet the mountains of turkey sandwiches feeding... Read more

Dell's first Chromebook 11 is aimed at schools, launches in January

Dell's first Chromebook 11 is aimed at schools, launches in January

By Luke Edwards

Dell is joining the likes of HP and Asus in the Chromebook market come January 2014 in the US and UK. Its first device, the Chromebook 11, is aimed at school teachers, students and administrators, at a low price of £159/$300 for the 2GB of RAM system.While... Read more

Print wirelessly from your Kindle Fire HD and HDX directly to Epson printers

Print wirelessly from your Kindle Fire HD and HDX directly to Epson printers

By Luke Edwards

Epson has announced support on its Connect printers for all Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets, allowing them to wirelessly print.Some of this is thanks to Android 4.4 KitKat which now has native printing support built-in. So while the... Read more

Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 12.5 Home/Premium

Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 12.5 Home/Premium

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Typing away and mousing about are fine, but there's a more convenient, hands-free way of working with a PC that involves no more than speaking. Speech recognition continues to grow in popularity through its adoption on smartphones and mobiles, but its... Read more

HP adds Leap Motion touchless control to 11 more PCs

HP adds Leap Motion touchless control to 11 more PCs

By Jake Smith

Hewlett-Packard was the first manufacturer to embed Leap Motion into a PC with the HP ENVY 17 Leap Motion SE notebook in September, and now it will add the embedded gesture control to 11 new machines including all-in-ones and desktops.The new HP PCs... Read more

MSI GT60 is the world’s first 3K gaming notebook

MSI GT60 is the world’s first 3K gaming notebook

By Luke Edwards

Gaming that makes your eyes water and brain melt has been beyond the abilities of laptops until now. The MSI GT60 aims to do exactly that with the world’s highest resolution notebook screen at 2880 x 1620, or 3K.The GT60 isn’t just about resolution... Read more

Apple's new Mac Pro launching 16 December, claims German retailer

Apple's new Mac Pro launching 16 December, claims German retailer

By Jake Smith

Apple's redesigned Mac Pro will launch on 16 December, the German retailer Conrad Electronic reveals in a listing on its website.The Mac Pro redesign has been highly anticipated among professionals since its unveiling at Apple's Worldwide Developers... Read more

#LovefromAsus: Getting ready for Christmas

#LovefromAsus: Getting ready for Christmas

By Pocket-lint Promotion

You've already started eating the Advent calendar chocolate, but there are still plenty of things to do to get ready for Christmas. Get your menus sorted, plan a play list of music, buy and wrap your presents, the list goes on. That's where the Asus Transformer... Read more

Dell 4K monitor at 24-inches with 3840 x 2160 resolution now available for $1,399

Dell 4K monitor at 24-inches with 3840 x 2160 resolution now available for $1,399

By Luke Edwards

The age of 4K is well and truly upon us with TVs available to buy, tablets on their way, and Sony spearheading content downloads. Now a 24-inch monitor with 4K resolution, called UltraSharp 24, has been revealed by Dell.READ: Sony's 4K video download... Read more

Microsoft planning new Windows 8 update codenamed 'Threshold', will bring it in line with Xbox One

Microsoft planning new Windows 8 update codenamed 'Threshold', will bring it in line with Xbox One

By Rik Henderson

Plans have leaked about Microsoft's next update after Windows 8.1, including the name it is using internally for the project. The next release is currently being dubbed "Threshold" among the team concerned, a name derived from a planet in the original... Read more

Western Digital My Passport Ultra review
4.5 stars

Western Digital My Passport Ultra review

By Ian Morris

Portable hard drives aren't that glamorous, but when Western Digital offered to send over a USB 3.0 hard drive, it mentioned something interesting - that it was aimed at students going back to school. A TV-style flashback then commenced as we remembered... Read more

Acer C720P Chromebook features touch for only $299, undercutting Google's Pixel handsomely

Acer C720P Chromebook features touch for only $299, undercutting Google's Pixel handsomely

By Jake Smith

Acer has unveiled the C720P Chromebook, an upgraded version of its $200 C720 Chrome offering introduced last month. The C720P's low-price and new features are sure to attract a few buyers in the run-up to Christmas.Acer's new model ups the C720 with... Read more

Western Digital 'Black2' drive combines 120GB SSD and 1TB spinning disk into one

Western Digital 'Black2' drive combines 120GB SSD and 1TB spinning disk into one

By Jake Smith

Western Digital is out with a new hybrid storage solution that combines an old-school 5400rpm spinning disk with an SSD into one enclosure, dubbed the WD Black2. It combines a 120GB SSD and a 1TB 5400rpm hard drive into one 2.5-inch 9.5mm solution, for... Read more

Jony Ive's Mac Pro for Product (RED) charity brings in serious cash at Sotheby's auction

Jony Ive's Mac Pro for Product (RED) charity brings in serious cash at Sotheby's auction

By Jake Smith

The one-of-a-kind products from Apple's design chief Jony Ive and renowned designer Marc Newson were sold at the Sotheby's charity auction Saturday night, bringing in some serious cash for a good cause. Don't expect to see these products ever hitting... Read more

Chromebook voice functionality emerges, teasing more to come

Chromebook voice functionality emerges, teasing more to come

By Elyse Betters

You can now say "OK, Google" to your Chromebook. Well, developers can anyway.The latest developer release of Chrome OS has a buried feature that allows users to jump into voice search mode. All they have to do is open the App Launcher and say "OK, Google"... Read more

Acer C720-2848 Chromebook launches: Same as C720 but with half RAM and cheaper price

Acer C720-2848 Chromebook launches: Same as C720 but with half RAM and cheaper price

By Elyse Betters

Acer's C720 Chromebook packs a powerful punch and only costs $249 (£199 in the UK), but it appears the laptop maker thought it could deliver a quality machine at an even more attractive price point. Say hello to the new Acer C720-2848.At just $199.99,... Read more

DDR4 RAM coming next month: Double the speed, triple the density and 20 per cent less power use than DDR3

DDR4 RAM coming next month: Double the speed, triple the density and 20 per cent less power use than DDR3

By Luke Edwards

Crucial has said on its promo page that DDR4 memory will be available to buy before the end of the year. Meaning this super RAM could be in your PC before Christmas.You’ll need a new motherboard to run DDR4, but it sounds like it will be worth it.... Read more

This time next year you could be pre-ordering a 60TB HAMR hard drive

This time next year you could be pre-ordering a 60TB HAMR hard drive

By Luke Edwards

Western Digital has discovered a way to improve its hard drive capacity by up to five times the amount. In truth Seagate discovered the heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology, but it’s Western Digital which believes it can actually build... Read more

Asus roadmap for 2014 includes Chromebook line and new smartphones

Asus roadmap for 2014 includes Chromebook line and new smartphones

By Jake Smith

Asus is looking to expand its footprint past the dwindling traditional PC business with the launch of more smartphones and its first Chromebook line.Asus CEO Jerry Shen told investors at a recent conference that the company planned to launch new smartphones... Read more

Google and HP suspend Chromebook 11 sales after overheating issues

Google and HP suspend Chromebook 11 sales after overheating issues

By Jake Smith

Google and HP jointly announced suspending sales of the Chromebook 11, following a small numbers of users reporting overheating issues during use. "We are working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to identify the appropriate corrective action,... Read more

Meet Gigabyte P35K Ultrablade: The world’s lightest 15-inch gaming laptop

Meet Gigabyte P35K Ultrablade: The world’s lightest 15-inch gaming laptop

By Luke Edwards

In the face of gaming tablets and phones it’s clear that mobile button bashing is popular. So Gigabyte has built its latest laptop for the people. The 15.6-inch P35K Ultrablade is the world’s lightest 15-inch gaming laptop.How light is lightest when... Read more

Retina MacBook Pro (2013) vs MacBook Air (2013): What's the difference?

Retina MacBook Pro (2013) vs MacBook Air (2013): What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

Apple recently updated its Retina MacBook Pro line with Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell processors, new graphics chips and better battery life. It also dropped prices across, significantly.The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and 13-inch MacBook Air are... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (late 2013) review
4.0 stars

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display (late 2013) review

By Stuart Miles

The MacBook Pro is Apple's top-of-the-line laptop computer and one that comes with plenty of power. It's available in two versions: the 13-inch and 15-inch, both of which can offer Retina display - as in this model on review - and a powerful spec sheet... Read more

Apple releases fix for 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad issues, 15-inch graphic issues

Apple releases fix for 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro keyboard and trackpad issues, 15-inch graphic issues

By Jake Smith

As promised, Apple has released a 5MB update to its new MacBook Pro-line, bringing along several necessary fixes.Many users who bought the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro in October noticed the keyboard and trackpad becoming unresponsive at times.The update,... Read more

Asus Transformer Book T100 review
4.0 stars

Asus Transformer Book T100 review

By Mike Lowe

Hybrid laptop-tablet Windows 8 machines have been spilling onto the shelves at an exponential rate of late. But none have been positioned like the affordable Asus Transformer Book T100. This 10.1-inch two-in-one device has budget buyers in its sights,... Read more

Acer's CEO resigns after bad third-quarter losses of $446 million

Acer's CEO resigns after bad third-quarter losses of $446 million

By Luke Edwards

Acer is the world's number four PC maker, but it's just lost a heap of cash and its CEO.The troubled Taiwanese company posted its third-quarter earnings which revealed a net loss that was even worse than expected. The loss of $446 million also comes with... Read more

Helium doesn't just make balloons and voices go up, now HDD storage goes up too

Helium doesn't just make balloons and voices go up, now HDD storage goes up too

By Luke Edwards

Just when you thought hard disk drives were at the end of their lives as solid state becomes more affordable, Western Digital subsidiary HGST has given its drives new life, by adding helium.The new Ultrastar He6 drives use helium instead of air to increase... Read more

HP Split x2 review
3.5 stars

HP Split x2 review

By Mike Lowe

There’s an expanse of laptop-tablet devices in recent months, to which HP adds its latest hand, the Split x2, to the ever-expanding stack. A stack that, with few exceptions, hasn't quite managed to wow us yet. It’s all Microsoft’s fault, really,... Read more

Apple testing update to OS X Mavericks' Mail app, bringing much needed fixes

Apple testing update to OS X Mavericks' Mail app, bringing much needed fixes

By Jake Smith

Apple is bringing major fixes to the Mail app within its new Mavericks operating system, reports 9to5mac.The fixes come after widespread complaints from users saying Mail causes a heap of syncing issues, bombarding their mailbox and leaving no choice... Read more

Asus Transformer Book T100 UK price official: A bargain at £349

Asus Transformer Book T100 UK price official: A bargain at £349

By Mike Lowe

Asus has announced the UK price for the Transformer Book T100, originally unveiled at the Intel Developers Forum in August, and it's a bargain at £349.The two-in-one 10-inch tablet-meets-laptop comes loaded with full Windows 8.1 - no mucking around with... Read more