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Microsoft Surface Dial: Price, availability and everything you need to know

Microsoft Surface Dial: Price, availability and everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Microsoft recently pulled the covers off the Surface Studio and a newly-updated Surface Book, but there was one innovative device that drew a lot of attention: Surface Dial.What is Surface Dial?Surface Dial is an accessory that's been designed by Microsoft... Read more

Microsoft Surface Studio vs Apple iMac: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Studio vs Apple iMac: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

If there's one message we're getting from companies, it's that designing your own hardware and pairing it with your own software is the way to go. Apple has long known this and doesn't do anything else, we've seen Google embrace this through Pixel devices... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016): Not an overhaul, but certainly more oomph

Microsoft Surface Book i7 (2016): Not an overhaul, but certainly more oomph

By Christopher Picaro

Microsoft made a new Surface Book. And it looks a lot like last year's model.The company introduced a refreshed Surface Book i7 during its hardware event in New York City, where we got a chance to play with the device for a few minutes. Microsoft told... Read more

Microsoft Surface Studio: A stunning all-in-one PC that doubles as a drafting table

Microsoft Surface Studio: A stunning all-in-one PC that doubles as a drafting table

By Christopher Picaro

Microsoft is taking a page out of Apple's playbook by catering to creators.People in illustrating, graphic design, and other related artsy fields have long used MacBooks and iMacs as their tools of choice when it comes to running software like Adobe Photoshop,... Read more

Microsoft October Event: All the announcements that matter

Microsoft October Event: All the announcements that matter

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft invited the media to an event in New York City, where it introduced new devices and made a number of announcements relating to Windows 10.There are updates for Xbox, treats for gamers, lots of talk about 3D and VR, as well as the introduction... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book 2016 goes super-powerful, increases battery life, amps graphics

Microsoft Surface Book 2016 goes super-powerful, increases battery life, amps graphics

By Mike Lowe

Microsoft is revamping the Surface Book for 2016 - and this time it's all about increased power and longevity.Externally the new Surface Book looks no different to the original model. It's the same 13.5-inch laptop design, with detachable screen and electronic... Read more

New MacBook Pro with OLED touch panel revealed in massive leak

New MacBook Pro with OLED touch panel revealed in massive leak

By Elyse Betters

Apple's new MacBook Pro will feature an OLED touch panel that offers built-in Touch ID and works with Apple Pay.Apple released MacOS Sierra 10.12.1 on 24 October with hidden images of Apple Pay, according to MacRumours and 9to5Mac. They showed a yet-to-be-unveiled... Read more

Apple will unveil not one, but three new MacBooks on Thursday

Apple will unveil not one, but three new MacBooks on Thursday

By Max Langridge

Apple has sent out media invites for its "Hello again" event on Thursday 26 October which is expected to revolve around the MacBook. 9to5Mac.com has picked up some Russian trademark filings that point to Apple announcing three new models with numbers:... Read more

New Razer Blade Pro laptop has a 4K touchscreen, mechanical keyboard

New Razer Blade Pro laptop has a 4K touchscreen, mechanical keyboard

By Elyse Betters

Razer has introduced a new 17.3-inch Razer Blade Pro gaming laptop.Billed as a "desktop inside your laptop", the 2016 Blade Pro packs a 2.6GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 desktop card, PCIe M.2 SSD (from 512GB... Read more

Apple sends out invites to 27 October event likely for new MacBook Pro

Apple sends out invites to 27 October event likely for new MacBook Pro

By Elyse Betters

It's official: Apple is holding another event this autumn.Nearly two months after unveiling the latest iPhone models, the Cupertino, CA-based company has invited the media to an event on 27 October. The tagline on the invite, "hello again," is an obvious... Read more

Microsoft will hold another event one week after its October event

Microsoft will hold another event one week after its October event

By Elyse Betters

This is interesting: Microsoft has scheduled two events one week apart.The company is holding an event in New York City on 26 October, when it's expected to unveil new hardware, including an all-in-one Surface PC. It might also announce some Xbox and... Read more

Apple might unveil all-new MacBook Pro at 27 October event

Apple might unveil all-new MacBook Pro at 27 October event

By Elyse Betters

Apple will hold another hardware event this autumn, but this time it's for the next-generation MacBook Pro.According to Recode, Apple is planning an event for 27 October, when it will unveil a new MacBook Pro. The line hasn't been given a significant... Read more

Samsung Chromebook Pro with folding screen and stylus leaks in Korea

Samsung Chromebook Pro with folding screen and stylus leaks in Korea

By Max Langridge

Samsung leaked and then quickly took down, a listing for a new Chromebook Pro on its Korean website. But the internet is never safe from accidental leaks and SamMobile picked it up and shared the details online.The Chromebook Pro will have a 12.3in 2400... Read more

Your next Apple Mac keyboard could look like this, with assignable keys

Your next Apple Mac keyboard could look like this, with assignable keys

By Rik Henderson

It has been rumoured for a while that Apple will be unveiling a refreshed MacBook Pro before the end of the year, which will feature an OLED strip that can be assigned tasks and keys as you see fit. However, that might not be the only device on the horizon... Read more

Asus Transformer 3 Pro (T303UA) review: Not transforming the 2-in-1 market
3.0 stars

Asus Transformer 3 Pro (T303UA) review: Not transforming the 2-in-1 market

By Mike Lowe

The 2-in-1 market has seemingly settled on a solution: create devices that ape the Microsoft Surface. Acer has done it. Lenovo, too. And now it's Asus's turn, with the Transformer 3 Pro.But the Taiwanese company has been clever about its angle; the Pro... Read more

HP refreshes Spectre x360, Envy 13, Envy AIO, and Envy Display with design updates and more

HP refreshes Spectre x360, Envy 13, Envy AIO, and Envy Display with design updates and more

By Elyse Betters

HP has updated its premium Spectre and Envy consumer laptops, as well as the Envy all-in-one and Envy Display.The company announced that Spectre x360 and Envy 13 have been given larger batteries and refreshed designs, with the x360 receiving a smaller... Read more

Acer Aspire S13 review: Slim and savvily priced
4.5 stars

Acer Aspire S13 review: Slim and savvily priced

By Andrew Williams

The Acer S13 is a response to the complaint that nice laptops are just too bloomin' expensive. Not everyone can afford to splash out £1,000 on a computer, and Apple's cheapest Air laptops haven't been meaningfully updated in years.The Acer S13 starts... Read more

Google Andromeda OS: What's the story so far?

Google Andromeda OS: What's the story so far?

By Elyse Betters

Android and Chrome OS are about to majorly change, according to new reports.Google is rumoured to be developing a new laptop that might fall under the "Pixel" brand name - just like the company's upcoming Pixel flagship phones, but the most remarkable... Read more

Google ‘Pixel 3’ laptop running Andromeda OS planned for 2017

Google ‘Pixel 3’ laptop running Andromeda OS planned for 2017

By Max Langridge

Google could launch its first ever laptop towards the end of 2017, at least that’s according to sources speaking to Android Police. The laptop will also be the first device to come running Google’s new Andromeda operating system.The project is known... Read more

MacOS Sierra tips and tricks: Maximise your MacBook

MacOS Sierra tips and tricks: Maximise your MacBook

By Cam Bunton

Apple has finally pushed out the MacOS Sierra update we've been waiting for since WWDC back in June and, with it, some useful new features. They can speed up how you work and find things, as well as helping you save space on your precious hard drive.Perhaps... Read more

Apple MacBook (2016) review: Is port-free still the future?
4.0 stars

Apple MacBook (2016) review: Is port-free still the future?

By Rhiannon Williams

The revival of the MacBook range in spring 2015 resulted in one of the most beautiful and portable Apple laptops: the 12-inch MacBook. It was also one of the most controversial, with just a single USB Type-C port handling all the connectivity and charging.A... Read more

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

MacOS Sierra is finally out: Here’s how to download it now

By Elyse Betters

Apple on Tuesday released MacOS Sierra to the public.The latest, major version of Apple's desktop operating system follows eight public betas and the golden master version that launched earlier this month for testers. It includes not only new features... Read more

Top 5 reasons why you need Nuance Power PDF Standard 2

Top 5 reasons why you need Nuance Power PDF Standard 2

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Anybody who uses their computer for work in an office or at home, or even to make family newsletters and other personal documents, will come across PDF files on a very regular basis. They are an excellent way of formatting pictures and text in one easy-to-read... Read more

Apple to continue headphone jack killing spree with MacBook Pro?

Apple to continue headphone jack killing spree with MacBook Pro?

By Max Langridge

After the decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it seems Apple now has the urge to continue its villainous spree with attention now focused on the MacBook Pro with Retina display.MacRumours has learned that Apple has... Read more

Dell’s 2016 XPS 13 arrives with new Rose Gold finish

Dell’s 2016 XPS 13 arrives with new Rose Gold finish

By Max Langridge

Dell’s XPS 13 laptop has always been a serious competitor to Apple’s MacBook Air and the latest version comes in a new Apple-like Rose Gold colour finish. One of our favourite features of the previous version, the virtually borderless display, makes... Read more

Microsoft might unveil Surface all-in-one PC in three sizes this October

Microsoft might unveil Surface all-in-one PC in three sizes this October

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is reportedly bringing the Surface brand to all-in-one PC desktops.According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft will hold a hardware event in late October to launch a new Surface-branded device currently going by the codename Cardinal. The... Read more

Apple will release MacOS Sierra update for Macs on 20 September

Apple will release MacOS Sierra update for Macs on 20 September

By Elyse Betters

Apple quietly announced after its iPhone 7 event on Wednesday that MacOS Sierra will officially release for Macs later this month.The Cupertino, CA-based company's latest desktop operating system will start to roll out 20 September, according to its website.... Read more

HP Envy x360 review: The big-scale convertible
3.5 stars

HP Envy x360 review: The big-scale convertible

By Andrew Williams

Convertible laptops are multiplying. It's like they've grown reproductive organs and formed their own tribe. But that means there's something to suit every scale, level of productivity and price point.The HP Envy x360 isn't a brand new model. HP been... Read more

HP Elite Slice: Innovative, modular, mini PC

HP Elite Slice: Innovative, modular, mini PC

By Chris Hall

The aim of the HP Elite Slice is to get the PC back onto your desk. Moving on from tower PCs, the Slice wants to put everything in front of you in a slickly designed package.That's what HP told us when we encountered the Elite Slice at Showstoppers at... Read more

Lenovo Miix 510 preview: Is that a Surface? No, but it's just as serious and more affordable

Lenovo Miix 510 preview: Is that a Surface? No, but it's just as serious and more affordable

By Mike Lowe

First glance at the Lenovo Miix 510 and you'll be looking for the Microsoft logo. But no, this isn't the Surface 4, this is the Chinese maker's savvy take on the 2-in-1.We say savvy because the Miix 510 comes with both the keyboard and stylus included... Read more

HP Elite Slice is a stylish modular PC that is far from beige, while Pavillon Wave PC looks like a speaker

HP Elite Slice is a stylish modular PC that is far from beige, while Pavillon Wave PC looks like a speaker

By Stuart Miles

HP has announced the launch of a very cool looking new modular based mini computer that can be adapted and changed depending on your needs and a home desktop computer that looks like a Bluetooth speaker. The modular based PC, called the HP Elite Slice,... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 910: Edge display makes this convertible laptop infinitely awesome

Lenovo Yoga 910: Edge display makes this convertible laptop infinitely awesome

By Mike Lowe

We've been avidly following the Lenovo Yoga evolution over the years, as the convertible laptop range has continued to refine its 360-degree screen offering. In the top-spec Yoga 910 it's even stronger than ever before, with an edge-to-edge display joining... Read more

Release the beast! Acer Predator 21 X gaming laptop boasts 21-inch curved screen and eye-tracking tech

Release the beast! Acer Predator 21 X gaming laptop boasts 21-inch curved screen and eye-tracking tech

By Mike Lowe

Release the beast! Acer has unveiled a gigantic 21-inch gaming laptop, the Predator 21 X, which not only boasts the first curved screen in a laptop, but also features eye-tracking technology. Yep, you can now use your eyes to trigger commands in some... Read more

Acer Spin 7 preview: Flexible design with a touch of class

Acer Spin 7 preview: Flexible design with a touch of class

By Mike Lowe

The convertible laptop game has gone from strength to strength, with the latest devices sporting slender bodies and discrete hinge mechanisms that make such flip-around screen devices as good-looking as their top-end notebook cousins. Acer's take in... Read more

What’s new for Intel Core 7th Gen? Kaby Lake processors explained, 4K media focus

What’s new for Intel Core 7th Gen? Kaby Lake processors explained, 4K media focus

By Mike Lowe

Year on year Intel is committed to updating its Intel Core processors, with the latest seventh-generation chip even bearing a "7th Gen" badge its visual marketing and on-shelf positioning.Perhaps that's no surprise when you hear people talking about the... Read more

Huge Apple Mac range refresh tipped for October

Huge Apple Mac range refresh tipped for October

By Rik Henderson

Apple has been tipped to replace the MacBook Pro for a while, but it is alleged that the majority of the Mac line-up, save for the current MacBook, is soon to be refreshed.Bloomberg reports that a Mac hardware refresh will include new models for iMac... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 11 710 review: Bending the rules and winning
4.5 stars

Lenovo Yoga 11 710 review: Bending the rules and winning

By Andrew Williams

Tech giants have responded to the decline of laptops in a couple of ways. Some companies have backed out altogether, others have simply gritted their teeth and carried on, doing their best to reinvent the laptop. Again.The Lenovo Yoga 11 710 is a Windows... Read more

HP Spectre 13 review: Supreme quality design
4.0 stars

HP Spectre 13 review: Supreme quality design

By Andrew Williams

Look at the high-end, stylish Windows laptops released over the last five years and you'll see quite a lot that look a bit like a MacBook of one kind or another. The HP Spectre 13 is a concerted attempt to make something that looks about as far from a... Read more

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA review: Design downers
3.0 stars

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA review: Design downers

By Andrew Williams

Just being a laptop doesn't cut it anymore. The Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA plays at the level you need in order to walk with the Windows 10 cool crowd, complete with a hinge that lets the screen flip around to form this month's least likely tablet.It's... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 900S review: Strike a pose
4.0 stars

Lenovo Yoga 900S review: Strike a pose

By Mike Lowe

Lenovo has been pushing its flexible-hinge Yoga series for some time, refining design and capability with each iteration. At the tail-end of 2015 we were impressed by the original Yoga 900, which combined Intel Core i processor power in a slender build... Read more

Acer Switch Alpha 12 review: Affordability is its ace
4.0 stars

Acer Switch Alpha 12 review: Affordability is its ace

By Mike Lowe

The laptop-replacement market is going from strength to strength, with every manufacturer worth its salt looking to innovate in the 2-in-1 market and stand apart from the top-of-the-pack Microsoft Surface. With the Acer Switch Alpha 12, the Taiwanese... Read more

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

Now Lenovo offers a MacBook Air-like laptop, the Air 13 Pro

By Elyse Betters

Chinese companies are going after Apple hard. And not just in terms of smartphones.One day after Xiaomi announced a MacBook Air-like laptop called Mi Notebook Air, Lenovo unveiled its own Air-style, Air-branded machine. The Air 13 Pro laptop has almost... Read more

My Passport Ultra hard drive lets you store up to 177 hours of 4K footage

My Passport Ultra hard drive lets you store up to 177 hours of 4K footage

By Pocket-lint Promotion

This is sponsored advertising content in association with Western Digital.If you’re into video, you know how quickly your hard drive can fill up. A 1080 shoot here, a 4K shoot there. It soon goes. For most of us, a laptop with 128GB or 256GB of hard... Read more

You can now preorder Razer's OSVR HDK 2 virtual-reality headset

You can now preorder Razer's OSVR HDK 2 virtual-reality headset

By Elyse Betters

Gamers have another headset to choose from in the virtual reality space.VR headsets are all the rage. But there's only a handful of high-end ones available to buy right now. The first two that come to mind are the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. After that,... Read more

Living with Siri on MacOS Sierra

Living with Siri on MacOS Sierra

By David Phelan

The upcoming update for Apple's computers (it's called Sierra and OS X is now called macOS, do keep up) has already announced lots of new features.One stands head and shoulders above the others though: the voice recognition-powered personal assistant... Read more

Acer's new all-metal X3 laptops aim at MacBook Air but for less

Acer's new all-metal X3 laptops aim at MacBook Air but for less

By Cam Bunton

Acer has launched a brand new notebook series. With the MacBook Air firmly in focus, the computer giant has built the revamped TravelMate X3 series: an all-metal, slim and SSD-based Windows 10 laptop. The TravelMate X349 is the first in new X3 series... Read more

Now Dell is hiking prices for all its products due to Brexit

Now Dell is hiking prices for all its products due to Brexit

By Elyse Betters

If you want to buy a Dell laptop, you better get it now.Mere days after OnePlus responded to the recent drop in value of the British Pound by raising the price of its OnePlus 3 smartphone, Dell has now confirmed to The Register that it too will increase... Read more

Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook

Xiaomi Mi Notebook is actually real and, yes, it looks like a MacBook

By Rik Henderson

Xiaomi, the Chinese company that has ex-Google executive Hugo Barra on its board, is finally ready to release its elusive Mi Notebook onto the market.It has been long-rumoured, with the most recent speculation suggesting it would appear earlier this year.... Read more

This is that massive microSD you've been waiting for and it's a hefty 256GB

This is that massive microSD you've been waiting for and it's a hefty 256GB

By Luke Edwards

When it comes to microSD card news, we normally get bored before writing it, but this boundary jump had to be covered. Western Digital has just revealed its latest SanDisk which is the fastest of its size and capacity on the planet.The Western Digital... Read more