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HP EliteBook Folio preview: Super-slim laptop means business

HP EliteBook Folio preview: Super-slim laptop means business

By Mike Lowe

It may well be a business laptop, but the HP EliteBook Folio sure does mean business. This slender workhorse is a mere 12.4mm thin - making it even more trim than the 12-inch MacBook.How's that possible? As the EliteBook Folio uses an Intel Core M processor... Read more

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review: Flippin' good value
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Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review: Flippin' good value

By Andrew Williams

Asus doesn't half like to stick it to Apple when it can. First the ZenBook UX305 from last year showed Apple up by being what the rapidly-ageing MacBook Airs should be. Now the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA laughs right in the face of the 12-inch... Read more

Razer enters ultrabook territory with this new beaut: Blade Stealth

Razer enters ultrabook territory with this new beaut: Blade Stealth

By Elyse Betters

Razer came out with a new Blade laptop at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, and all we have to say about it is: yaaas!First of all... if you're not familiar with Razer's range of Blade laptops, you should know that they are primarily meant for gamers and usually... Read more

LG Gram 15 preview: When is a MacBook not a MacBook?

LG Gram 15 preview: When is a MacBook not a MacBook?

By Rik Henderson

Before CES even started, LG released details on a new version of its Gram laptop that has a massive 15.6-inch screen yet still weighs light as a feather.It also has a greatly reduced bezel around the display, so is barely larger than a 14-inch device.... Read more

HP Spectre x360 (2016) preview: OLED ace might be the best looking laptop ever

HP Spectre x360 (2016) preview: OLED ace might be the best looking laptop ever

By Mike Lowe

The original Spectre x360 saw HP assert its strengths in the laptop market. It was, and is, one great looking, great functioning laptop. For 2016 it's gone one better for the refresh by incorporating a 13.3-inch OLED panel into the design.And boy does... Read more

HP Spectre x360 refresh brings 4K, OLED and 15-inch options

HP Spectre x360 refresh brings 4K, OLED and 15-inch options

By Luke Edwards

HP has announced its Spectre x360 family is going to be packing some seriously strong attributes for 2016 including 4K screen, OLED, Bang & Olufsen audio and a larger 15-inch model.The HP Spectre x360 13.3-inch model is back but now with an upgraded OLED... Read more

Lenovo Yoga 900S unveiled as the world's slimmest convertible laptop, just 12.8mm thin

Lenovo Yoga 900S unveiled as the world's slimmest convertible laptop, just 12.8mm thin

By Rik Henderson

Lenovo's CES 2016 line-up is spearheaded by a pencil-thin convertible laptop that weighs just shy of a kilo, yet has a 12-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display and 10.5 hour battery life.The Lenovo Yoga 900S in just 12.8mm thin and comes with a 360-degree watchband... Read more

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: Brilliant, bar battery life
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review: Brilliant, bar battery life

By Mike Lowe

Microsoft is probably smiling gleefully: it's got the upper hand on Apple, with the Surface Pro 4 really shaking its tail-feather at the iPad Pro.For the Surface Pro 4 is the most refined and comprehensive model in the Surface series yet - if you're in... Read more

New thinner Apple MacBook Air 13 and 15-inch should appear at WWDC 2016

New thinner Apple MacBook Air 13 and 15-inch should appear at WWDC 2016

By Luke Edwards

Apple will inevitably be refreshing its MacBook Air laptops for 2016 but it looks like this next model could be a total overhaul.The Apple MacBook Air for 2016 should be thinner than ever, come in both 13 and 15-inch sizes and have totally redesigned... Read more

Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2015) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse
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Apple iMac with Retina 5K display (2015) review: Pixel-packed powerhouse

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple introduced the world to a 5K-resolution version of the 27-inch iMac last year and, well, it was an absolutely fantastic workhorse that not only looked the part, but performed it too.For 2015, the Cupertino company has not only made the 5,120 x 2,880... Read more

Buying a Mac? Here are the essentials to know

Buying a Mac? Here are the essentials to know

By Elyse Betters

Whether it's Christmastime or your spouse's birthday, there are several times a year when you may find yourself browsing Apple's store and considering buying a new Mac for a loved one (or even yourself, because treat yo self).Apple tries to simplify everything... Read more

Alienware Steam Machine now available to take on PS4 and Xbox One, here are our first impressions

Alienware Steam Machine now available to take on PS4 and Xbox One, here are our first impressions

By Rik Henderson

It's been two years since gaming Valve first announced its assault on the living room with its Steam Machine console concept and we are finally able to get the first wave of devices after a stop-start journey.Alienware is one of the first out of the... Read more

Apple 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display review: All about the ultra-high definition
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Apple 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display review: All about the ultra-high definition

By Stuart Miles

A new iMac range is here to woo you into staying with the desktop in 2015 rather than going mobile.With new processors, new displays, and new graphics options there is plenty to be tempted by. We've been using the new 21.5-inch model with 4K display to... Read more

Google on Chrome OS Android: Working to bring together best of both

Google on Chrome OS Android: Working to bring together best of both

By Elyse Betters

It looks like Chrome OS isn't on its deathbed - as Google has just taken the time to explain where the operating system is currently at as well as where it might be headed in the near future.The Wall Street Journal claimed last week that the operating... Read more

Apple Magic Trackpad 2 review: Feel the Force Touch
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Apple Magic Trackpad 2 review: Feel the Force Touch

By Stuart Miles

Force Touch is the new pressure-sensitive tech from Apple that promises to change the way we interact with our Macs by offering shallow and deep "layers" of interaction on the trackpad.First introduced on the MacBook and the MacBook Pro in early 2015,... Read more

Say goodbye to Chrome OS, will be folded into Android in 2017

Say goodbye to Chrome OS, will be folded into Android in 2017

By Elyse Betters

Oh, Chrome OS - we hardly knew ye.The operating system powering Chromebook laptops is about to be killed, according to The Wall Street Journal. But that doesn't mean Google is giving up on Chromebooks altogether; on the contrary, it plans to fold Chrome... Read more

Lenovo launches Yoga 900 convertible and Yoga Home 900 AIO, both with W10

Lenovo launches Yoga 900 convertible and Yoga Home 900 AIO, both with W10

By Elyse Betters

Lenovo has announced two new Windows 10 PCs: a convertible laptop called Yoga 900, and an all-in-one called Yoga Home 900.Starting off with the Yoga 900, it is the latest in Yoga's line of convertible laptops. It features a quad HD, 13-inch display, sixth-generation... Read more

Lenovo Y50 review: Good for gamers
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Lenovo Y50 review: Good for gamers

By Andrew Williams

Buying a gaming laptop can get expensive. The sort of expensive that'll make you wince and have you scoping out your cupboards for things you can flog on eBay. The Lenovo Y50 is designed to be an antidote to that kind of financial anxiety.For as little... Read more

21.5-inch iMac now available with Retina 4K display, all 27-inch iMacs get Retina 5K

21.5-inch iMac now available with Retina 4K display, all 27-inch iMacs get Retina 5K

By Rik Henderson

Apple has updated its entire family of iMac desktop computers, introducing its best display technology to each category.The line-up of 21.5-inch iMacs now includes a model with a 4K Retina display, coming with a pixel resolution of 4096 x 2304. And all... Read more

Apple brings Force Touch to desktops, alongside new Magic Keyboard and Mouse

Apple brings Force Touch to desktops, alongside new Magic Keyboard and Mouse

By Stuart Miles

Apple has announced a new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, and Magic Trackpad 2 for iMac and desktop users. The new wireless Mac accessories will ditch the use of AA batteries and instead opt for lithium-ion batteries that can be charged from a lightning... Read more

Acer outs updated Aspire R 14, portable Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one as Windows 10 slew continues

Acer outs updated Aspire R 14, portable Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one as Windows 10 slew continues

By Chris Hall

With Microsoft announcing its own hardware for Windows 10 recently, the roadshow continues, bringing more devices from more manufacturers. Now is the turn of Acer.Acer has previously shown a number of devices destined for Windows 10, including its smartphone,... Read more

Silver HP Spectre x360 will also get Skylake processors and same features as B&O limited edition

Silver HP Spectre x360 will also get Skylake processors and same features as B&O limited edition

By Rik Henderson

During its holiday line-up unveiling in Barcelona, HP revealed a limited edition version of its high-end Spectre x360 laptop that celebrates the 90th anniversary of audio partner Bang & Olufsen. It features a double-dipped anodised finish, with ash and... Read more

Is the HP Envy Curved All-in-One the sexiest desktop PC in the world? Spoiler alert: yes!

Is the HP Envy Curved All-in-One the sexiest desktop PC in the world? Spoiler alert: yes!

By Rik Henderson

Hewlett-Packard has a wide variety of new products coming for the holiday season 2015, including laptops, 2-in-1s, tablets, and even the officially licensed Special Edition Star Wars Notebook. It also has a wide desktop PC in the shape of the Envy Curved... Read more

Dell XPS 15 adds infinity display for 2016 model, XPS 13 sees power bump

Dell XPS 15 adds infinity display for 2016 model, XPS 13 sees power bump

By Mike Lowe

In 2014 Dell introduced its infinity display: a near edge-to-edge screen with minimal bezel, as found on the XPS 13 laptop. It not only looked gorgeous but helped to keep the form factor down. Now, for the 2016 range its the turn of the larger XPS 15... Read more

Dell XPS 12 hands-on: 4K screen 2-in-1 takes on Surface Pro 4, coming 2016

Dell XPS 12 hands-on: 4K screen 2-in-1 takes on Surface Pro 4, coming 2016

By Mike Lowe

When we think of Dell's XPS line we think laptops. But that's all about to change with the introduction of the 2016 Dell XPS 12 - a 2-in-1 tablet with keyboard dock that's feature-packed and looks set to take on the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. We got to... Read more

That's no moon that’s a HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook

That's no moon that’s a HP Star Wars Special Edition Notebook

By Rik Henderson

After a series of teases over the last few days, HP has finally revealed its Star Wars-themed laptop, which is coming later this month, starting at €799.The Star Wars Special Edition Notebook is designed around the dark side of the force, with a Galactic... Read more

HP Spectre x2 hands-on: A 2-in-1 that gives the Surface Pro 4 a run for its money

HP Spectre x2 hands-on: A 2-in-1 that gives the Surface Pro 4 a run for its money

By Rik Henderson

The HP Spectra x2 is, after an initial bout of scrutiny, a gorgeous device. It will need a lot more testing before we can tell exactly what it's capable of, but it's both an impressive tablet and a decent laptop to boot.HP includes the keyboard with the... Read more

HP Spectre x360 Bang & Olufsen limited edition hands-on: The best Windows 10 laptop just got better

HP Spectre x360 Bang & Olufsen limited edition hands-on: The best Windows 10 laptop just got better

By Rik Henderson

HP has unveiled a new version of its recent success story, the Spectre x360, that has been reworked thanks to the company’s ongoing partnership with Bang & Olufsen.Not only does it now adopt the B&O logo (even though it has been revealed that the speakers... Read more

HP takes on Apple Music and Spotify with HP Lounge, free unlimited music streaming

HP takes on Apple Music and Spotify with HP Lounge, free unlimited music streaming

By Rik Henderson

HP has announced its own music streaming service that is free for all buyers of consumer laptops and PCs from the brand going forward.HP Lounge is essentially the company's rival to services like Apple Music and Spotify in that it presents streaming of... Read more

Spectre x2 is HP's thinnest 2-in-1 ever and it's powerful too

Spectre x2 is HP's thinnest 2-in-1 ever and it's powerful too

By Luke Edwards

Following Microsoft's big unveil of its Windows 10 hardware last night, HP has held an event to reveal its new offerings. One of these is a new Spectre x2 laptop that converts into a tablet.The Spectre x2 is the thinnest 2-in-1 convertible PC the company... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display: What's the difference?

Microsoft Surface Book vs Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display: What's the difference?

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft says that its first ever laptop, the Surface Book, is the most powerful 13-inch laptop ever made. Apple may have something to say about that.The Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display is the company's most powerful laptop creation, aimed at power... Read more

Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display might finally launch next week

Apple's 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display might finally launch next week

By Elyse Betters

There is a tonne of new Apple stuff to buy this autumn, including new iPhones, a new Apple TV, and an iPad Pro, and now it looks like you can add iMacs with UHD screens to that list of new products.In September, days before Apple's big iPhone 6S event,... Read more

Microsoft Surface Book: Everything you need to know about the world's fastest laptop

Microsoft Surface Book: Everything you need to know about the world's fastest laptop

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft has unveiled it's first ever laptop built by the company, the Surface Book.Microsoft say this is the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made and is twice as fast as the MacBook Pro.But it's about more than power, it's more than a laptop, the screen... Read more

HP might debut a Star Wars-themed Windows 10 device this week

HP might debut a Star Wars-themed Windows 10 device this week

By Elyse Betters

HP is likely getting ready to unveil a Star-Wars themed Windows 10 device. If that's the case, you'll apparently get to see it shown off in just two days.The PC maker has a press event planned for 7 October in Barcelona, where Microsoft will join HP on... Read more

Apple OS X El Capitan now out: Here's how to get the free update and more

Apple OS X El Capitan now out: Here's how to get the free update and more

By Elyse Betters

Apple has released OS X El Capitan (10.11), the latest version of the Mac operating system.This major update is available to Mac users across the world - free of charge. Prior to the golden master version, which was made available to developers and testers... Read more

Apple OS X El Capitan review: Tweaks rather than overhaul for free OS update
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Apple OS X El Capitan review: Tweaks rather than overhaul for free OS update

By Stuart Miles

It's that time of year again when Apple releases a new operating system - this year named El Capitan - bringing new features and some changes to its desktop software and your MacBook or iMac.But with Apple introducing the iPad Pro, and a strong push for... Read more

Apple OS X El Capitan almost ready for download: 10 new features to try

Apple OS X El Capitan almost ready for download: 10 new features to try

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's next operating system, OS X El Capitan, will be available as a free upgrade to its Mac users on the 30 September, and follows on from  the Yosemite release launched last year.OS X El Capitan brings with it several new features, all of which... Read more

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700: Better than the Microsoft Surface Pro?

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 700: Better than the Microsoft Surface Pro?

By Mike Lowe

Lenovo is making moves to take a bite out of the Microsoft Surface Pro, revealing its 12-inch IdeaPad Miix 700 tablet-meets-laptop 2-in-1 hybrid at the IFA consumer technology fair. And it has a number of additional features that put it a notch ahead... Read more

Apple patents fuel cell laptop battery for long-lasting MacBook

Apple patents fuel cell laptop battery for long-lasting MacBook

By Elyse Betters

If we had to complain about one thing when it comes to Apple's laptops, we'd gripe about battery life.And that's especially true if you own an older MacBook Pro. Simply run the Chrome browser on your machine for a couple hours, and before you know it,... Read more

Apple might show off a 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display next month

Apple might show off a 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K display next month

By Elyse Betters

There is going to be a tonne of new Apple stuff to buy this autumn.The Cupertino-based company is getting ready to launch its new iPhones and maybe even an updated Apple TV and all-new iPad Pro within the next month, but in addition to all that, a new... Read more

Acer Chromebook R11: Fully flexible Chromebook packs IPS screen on a budget

Acer Chromebook R11: Fully flexible Chromebook packs IPS screen on a budget

By Mike Lowe

We've seen a dozen Chromebooks and it's fair to say few have ever impressed us. Why? Because of poor screen choices with limited angles of view.Not so the Acer Chromebook R11. By packing in an IPS touchscreen panel this 11.6-incher can be tilted to extreme... Read more

Acer Revo Build: Assemble this modular mini PC like Lego

Acer Revo Build: Assemble this modular mini PC like Lego

By Mike Lowe

What you're looking at is not a retro hi-fi, nor a bento box as Acer CEO Jason Chen likened the new Acer Revo Build to when introducing it on stage at the company's IFA press conference in Berlin.Nope, the Acer Revo Build is an assemble-it-yourself modular... Read more

Want to play your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? Asus VivoStick might be the answer

Want to play your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? Asus VivoStick might be the answer

By Stuart Miles

Fancy playing your Xbox One in your bedroom for just £85? That's now possible thanks to Asus who has just announced a new Windows 10 PC on a stick at IFA in Germany.The new Asus VivoStick is the company's answer to Intel's Compute Stick and is basically... Read more

Intel Skylake processors explained: Why they'll make your next PC or tablet faster

Intel Skylake processors explained: Why they'll make your next PC or tablet faster

By Stuart Miles

Intel has announced a new range of processors at European technology trade show IFA in German.Dubbed Skylake, the new Intel Core processors, which will include a line aimed at mobile 2-in-1 devices promise to be the company's "best ever" and allow manufacturers... Read more