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Office 2019 is the next version of Microsoft Office, coming next year

Office 2019 is the next version of Microsoft Office, coming next year

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is readying a major update to Office.While at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft announced the next release of its Office productivity suite. Called Office 2019, it'll arrive in the second half of 2018 and consist of all... Read more

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

Upgrading to MacOS High Sierra? Don't forget to convert your external drives to APFS too

By Stuart Miles

With the launch of Apple's new Mac operating System, MacOS High Sierra, Apple has introduced a new file system called APFS.Standing for Apple File System, the new file format offers a much quicker experience that is designed for future growth and brings... Read more

You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac

You can now install Apple's MacOS High Sierra update on your Mac

By Elyse Betters

High Sierra is finally official.The latest major update to Apple’s desktop operating system, MacOS High Sierra, is now available as a free upgrade for existing Mac users. It's an over-the-air update you can access from the Mac App Store. You can also... Read more

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

MacOS High Sierra: 29 new changes you can actually see

By Elyse Betters

We'll admit it: MacOS High Sierra is kind of boring compared to previous updates to the Mac operating system.Sure, it has a new file system underneath, and it will eventually include support for virtual reality experiences. But in terms of obvious visual... Read more

Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra?

Will my Mac run MacOS High Sierra?

By Elyse Betters

Apple's latest version of MacOS comes out on 25 September. But can your Mac run it?While at its mostly annual developers conference in San Jose, Apple showed off MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system announced last year.... Read more

Lenovo resurrects iconic ThinkPad design for 25th Anniversary

Lenovo resurrects iconic ThinkPad design for 25th Anniversary

By Max Langridge

Lenovo is gearing up to launch a 25th Anniversary edition of the classic IBM ThinkPad laptop, according to a leak from Winfuture.de. Lenovo bought the ThinkPad name off IBM in 2005 and has already released several laptops using the brand. Lenovo ThinkPad... 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 tries to merge the two good-sounding ones, without a price that'll make you run screaming for the... Read more

Apple MacBook (2017) review: Third time's a charm
4.0 stars

Apple MacBook (2017) 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 ports and, well, almost any wired connectivity for the sake of a single USB Type-C port. Controversial... Read more

Microsoft might unveil a new Surface device in London next month

Microsoft might unveil a new Surface device in London next month

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft will supposedly have a new Surface device to show us at the end of October, according to a report.The company is planning to hold its annual Future Decoded event from 31 October to 1 November in London. Devices Chief Panos Panay is scheduled... Read more

Logitech reinvents the trackball mouse with its wireless MX Ergo

Logitech reinvents the trackball mouse with its wireless MX Ergo

By Rik Henderson

The trackball mouse has never really gone away, but the concept has become a niche product in the last few years. Logitech hopes to reverse the trend with its wireless trackball, the MX Ergo.It's the company's first major, redesigned trackball in almost... 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 growing pack. In the case of the Acer Switch 7 Black Edition it's all about power - lots of power.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 MacBook, and a bit more besides, for much less money," when reviewed in mid 2016.But that era is over,... 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 look and feel, with the Acer 15's aluminium panel finish paving the way for this future of... Read more

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

What’s new in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? The best new features from the 17 October Windows 10 and 10 S upgrade

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has announced that its next major Windows 10 update at IFA 2017 - the largest European tech show in the calendar - will arrive from 17 October 2017.Remember, Microsoft already revealed it will update Windows 10 and 10 S twice a year - in the... Read more

Acer Swift 5 preview: Light-as-a-feather laptop delivers killer design punches

Acer Swift 5 preview: Light-as-a-feather laptop delivers killer design punches

By Mike Lowe

In a world where laptops often look like carbon copies between brands and model ranges, it's not always in the visual aspect that innovation can be found. Sure, the Acer Swift 5 looks snazzy in its blue and gold finish, but its real selling point is its... Read more

Lenovo rolls out Yoga 920, Yoga 720, Miix 520 laptops, and more at IFA

Lenovo rolls out Yoga 920, Yoga 720, Miix 520 laptops, and more at IFA

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo has new versatile laptops to show you.The first is the new Lenovo Yoga 920, announced IFA 2017 in Berlin. It has far-field microphones so users can talk to Windows 10's Cortana. It also works with an optional Lenovo Active Pen 2, which the previous... Read more

Coming to a galaxy near you: Star Wars Galactic Empire & Rebel Alliance Lenovo Yoga 920 laptops

Coming to a galaxy near you: Star Wars Galactic Empire & Rebel Alliance Lenovo Yoga 920 laptops

By Mike Lowe

To celebrate the launch of the eighth Star Wars movie we're going to see a lot of official merch popping up. But perhaps nothing as quirky as the Star Wars Special Edition Lenovo Yoga 920 Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance laptops.Yup, The Force has... Read more

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips

By Elyse Betters

Asus has updated a few laptops that it introduced at Computex in May.While at IFA 2017 in Berlin, the company announced its range of ZenBook Flip-branded laptops will now come with Intel's new 8th-generation Core chips. We don't yet know exact UK pricing... Read more

Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges

Acer expands Switch, Swift and Spin convertible model ranges

By Max Langridge

Acer has introduced new models to its Swift, Spin and Switch convertible and detachable Windows 10 devices at IFA 2017.Starting with the Switch 7 Black Edition, which takes the title of being the world's first fanless 2-in-1 notebook with discrete graphics.... Read more

Acer bets big on Chromebooks with the Chromebook 15

Acer bets big on Chromebooks with the Chromebook 15

By Max Langridge

Acer has used the IFA show in Berlin, Germany to announce the latest version of the Chromebook 15, the only Chromebook in the world with a large, 15.6-inch display. This new version comes with a refreshed aluminium design and a longer battery life, at... 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. But in the last year a lot of gadgets prices have risen, particularly in the UK.The Acer Swift... Read more

HP Omen X is a high-end gaming laptop you can easily upgrade

HP Omen X is a high-end gaming laptop you can easily upgrade

By Elyse Betters

Every now and then, HP does something for gamers.For instance, earlier this year, it introduced a new line of Omen gaming laptops and products. And now, while at Gamescom 2017, the company has updated the line, with the debut of the Omen X laptop, a high-end... Read more

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

Smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel suggested for Google's hardware event

By Max Langridge

Word on the grapevine says that Google will have more than just two new Pixel phones to unveil at its hardware event, expected to take place in October. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know Android Police has... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Book (10.6 inch) review: The affordable, long-lasting Windows 2-in-1
4.0 stars

Samsung Galaxy Book (10.6 inch) review: The affordable, long-lasting Windows 2-in-1

By Mike Lowe

In recent times the promise of post-PC era in 2-in-1 form seems to have been somewhat dashed by the creeping high price points of devices like the Microsoft Surface Pro or Lenovo Miix 720. It was only a year ago that we were calling out the £849 Samsung... Read more

Intel 8th Gen processors launch: Here's how to watch the livestream

Intel 8th Gen processors launch: Here's how to watch the livestream

By Rik Henderson

Intel is ready to announce its latest series of laptop PC chipsets today, Monday 21 August, at 8am PDT (11am EDT, 4pm BST). And you can watch the unveiling online.The first chips in the 8th Gen processor family will be revealed via a livestream held by Gregory... Read more

Best bags for tech: Carry your laptops and tablets in style

Best bags for tech: Carry your laptops and tablets in style

By Cam Bunton

It feels like the summer holidays have just begun, but we're now comfortably into the final few weeks, which means it's time to shop for a new bag for your everyday carry. Even if you're not in school or university, chances are, you'll need a bag for... Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: The perfect Windows remedy for MacBook haters
4.0 stars

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: The perfect Windows remedy for MacBook haters

By Andrew Williams

Not every portable laptop secretly wants to be a MacBook. No other series quite nails the "not a MacBook" angle like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, while still providing you with almost all the benefits of a slim and light Apple computer. This is one... Read more

Leaked Microsoft memo reveals the Surface Book was returned a lot

Leaked Microsoft memo reveals the Surface Book was returned a lot

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft still has some explaining to do.Last week, Consumer Reports announced it removed its recommendation badge for Microsoft's Surface line, which led to Microsoft issuing a response that essentially dismissed Consumer Reports' decision. But now,... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 720 review: Setting the bar for 2017
4.5 stars

Lenovo Yoga 720 review: Setting the bar for 2017

By Mike Lowe

In recent years laptops have gone through big changes: while embodying the familiar screen-and-keyboard form, increasingly touchscreen operation, detachable keyboards and flexible hinge designs have become ever prevalent, typically hiking up the price... Read more

You might want to read this before you buy a Microsoft Surface device

You might want to read this before you buy a Microsoft Surface device

By Elyse Betters

Uh-oh. Microsoft has some explaining to do.Consumer Reports, which is known for its trustworthy product testing and thorough write-ups, has removed its “recommended” badge from Microsoft’s entire lineup of Surface laptops, which includes devices... Read more

Lenovo Miix 720 review: Can it outsmart the mighty Surface?
3.5 stars

Lenovo Miix 720 review: Can it outsmart the mighty Surface?

By Mike Lowe

It might be splitting hairs, but the 2-in-1 world is changing: there are now medium-powered tablets with clip-on keyboards, and powerful almost-laptops with removable keyboards. It's this latter category that the Lenovo Miix 720 slots into — given... Read more

Microsoft Surface Plus explained: Upgrade and finance your device now

Microsoft Surface Plus explained: Upgrade and finance your device now

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has launched an upgrade program for Surface devices.Called Surface Plus, the program is now live for customers in the US. The idea is that, as a member of this program, you can spread the cost of a new Surface device over two years. It's a lot... Read more

Acer Switch 5 review: The silent Surface killer?
4.0 stars

Acer Switch 5 review: The silent Surface killer?

By Mike Lowe

If you're in the market for a 2-in-1 device then there's an increasing amount of choice when it comes to powerful Windows tablets with magnetic clip-on keyboards. And the Acer Switch 5 has all the spec prowess to take on the Microsoft Surface.It's not... Read more

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: All-in-one and one-for-all
4.5 stars

Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display (2017) review: All-in-one and one-for-all

By Stuart Miles

The Apple iMac range has received a spec boost for 2017, promising better screen technology, more processing power, Thunderbolt 3 slots and more. But should you be excited by these additions?We've been using the new 27-inch 5K iMac to get a feel for the... Read more

Apple MacBook battery life tips: Make your laptop last longer

Apple MacBook battery life tips: Make your laptop last longer

By Stuart Miles

We are always keen to get more from our laptop battery, allowing us to work that little bit longer on the road without needing to find a power socket.Aside from the simple and well-known tip of turning your screen brightness down to save power, there... Read more

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

Dell's latest laptop wirelessly charges, but there's a catch

By Elyse Betters

Dell's new device is "the world's first" wirelessly charging laptop.Called the Dell Latitude 7285, it's a detachable 2-in-1 hybrid with a 12-inch display. It actually debuted at CES 2017 earlier this year, but now it's finally available to buy. If you're... Read more

Acer Chromebook 11 review: The best budget Chromebook yet?
4.5 stars

Acer Chromebook 11 review: The best budget Chromebook yet?

By Andrew Williams

In the early days Chromebooks were fairly limited things without an internet connection and would only let you install a handful of Chrome extension apps. That's no longer the case: Chromebooks just got a lot more fun. The Acer Chromebook 11 is one of... Read more

How to join the MacOS High Sierra public beta and get it working on your Mac

How to join the MacOS High Sierra public beta and get it working on your Mac

By Elyse Betters

The next version of MacOS is official.While at WWDC 2017, Apple announced and previewed MacOS High Sierra, a major update to the MacOS Sierra operating system that released last year for Macs. It includes many behind-the-scene upgrades that will make... Read more

Will 'Eve' be the next high-end Chromebook made by Google?

Will 'Eve' be the next high-end Chromebook made by Google?

By Elyse Betters

Google might be working on new Chromebook features, and maybe even a new Chromebook to go with those features.First, the new features could be a fingerprint reader and a key specifically for bringing up Google Assistant. As for the new Chromebook, which... Read more

Asus' new VivoBook S has MacBook-like looks - but at a better price

Asus' new VivoBook S has MacBook-like looks - but at a better price

By Elyse Betters

Asus introduced a VivoBook S laptop line at Computex earlier this year, and now it’s launched a new addition to that line.Called the S510, it features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1280) display, seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM,... Read more

Lenovo showed off a crazy rollable laptop concept with a flexible screen

Lenovo showed off a crazy rollable laptop concept with a flexible screen

By Elyse Betters

We've all heard that flexible smartphones are the future. But what about laptops?At an event in New York on 20 June, Lenovo presented what it believes will be the future of personalised computing: a rollable laptop with a flexible display. Called Lenovo... Read more

Microsoft Modern Keyboard is a sleek slab of aluminium with a built-in fingerprint sensor

Microsoft Modern Keyboard is a sleek slab of aluminium with a built-in fingerprint sensor

By Max Langridge

Continuing with its run of sleekly designed products and devices, Microsoft has, rather quietly, introduced an aluminium clad keyboard for use with Windows 10 PCs, macOS computers and the latest Android systems. Microsoft Surface Laptop: Much more than... 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. And that's quite possibly because this fifth-generation model looks suspiciously like its predecessor.It's... Read more

Razer Blade Stealth gets a bigger display and awesome new gunmetal colour

Razer Blade Stealth gets a bigger display and awesome new gunmetal colour

By Cam Bunton

Razer has unleashed a new version of its popular Blade Stealth laptop. The latest version has a bigger 13.3-inch touch screen and comes in a new gunmetal grey colour. While it doesn't come with the 4K resolution screen, the Quad HD+ 3200 x 1800 screen... Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

Microsoft Surface Laptop: How to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 10 S

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft has a new Surface device, the Surface Laptop, which comes running Windows 10 S out of the box.The thing about Windows 10 S is that it is designed to run Windows Store apps only. If you've bought the Surface Laptop, you may want to consider upgrading... Read more

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Much more than an elite Chromebook competitor
4.5 stars

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Much more than an elite Chromebook competitor

By Mike Lowe

Microsoft's hardware division has gone from strength to strength over the last few years: from the Surface Pro, which has defined the high-end 2-in-1 space in its refined fifth-gen form; to the heavyweight Surface Book, which has enough grunt to keep MacBook... Read more

Apple MacBook Pro (2017) vs MacBook Pro (2015): What's the difference?

Apple MacBook Pro (2017) vs MacBook Pro (2015): What's the difference?

By Elyse Betters

Apple's new MacBook Pro arrived in October 2016, with a Touch Bar in place of function keys and a hefty price tag. It was then updated in June 2017 with new specs, as was the MacBook Air, while the company also announced new iMacs.Before you spend all... Read more