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HP Spectre x360 (2017) preview: 15-incher with supermodel looks
HP Spectre x360 (2017) preview: 15-incher with supermodel looks By Cat Thomas

While perusing the Microsoft stand at this year’s Computex, we spotted and unmarked HP Spectre 360x 15-inch.This is an updated version of 2016’s model, and we suspected that there were going to be some worthwhile improvements. We decided to take a... Read more

Toshiba X97 Series OLED TV preview: High-end TV tech, but at what price?
Toshiba X97 Series OLED TV preview: High-end TV tech, but at what price? By Adrian Willings

Toshiba recently announced its re-entry into the European TV market with a series of televisions, the pinnacle of which is the 65-inch X97 OLED.Toshiba is pitching the new series of models as being "mid-market" - aimed at price-conscious but ambitious... Read more

Eve V preview: What makes the crowd-funded Surface Pro rival so special?
Eve V preview: What makes the crowd-funded Surface Pro rival so special? By Cat Thomas

A crowd-funded tablet/laptop hybrid might not usually catch the eye, but clearly Microsoft feels there's something special about the Eve V. It highlighted the relatively unknown product during its Computex keynote.This is especially significant considering... Read more

V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless review: Jaw-dropping sound from new neckband earphones
5.0 stars V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless review: Jaw-dropping sound from new neckband earphones By Cam Bunton

V-Moda has won accolades and superlatives from all sectors for its big on-ear and over-ear headphones. The in-ears have been around a little while, but somehow have been a little outshone by the bigger sibling. And with the V-Moda Forza Metallo Wireless,... Read more

MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro preview: Taking gaming laptops to the Max-Q
MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro preview: Taking gaming laptops to the Max-Q By Cat Thomas

The announcement of Nvidia's Max-Q during Computex 2017 in Taiwan has seen some interesting slimline gaming machines launched this week. Pocket-lint had some time with the MSI GS63VR Stealth Pro on the show floor and it's a fantastic piece of work.The... Read more

Tekken 7 review: The king of fighters
4.0 stars Tekken 7 review: The king of fighters By Dom Peppiatt

Fighting games more than any other often get stick for not innovating, for not changing up the core gameplay they're built on. Tekken 7 manages to balance a decades-old fighting system with some fancy new mechanics that charge the game up with enough... Read more

Samsung Notebook 9 Pro preview: Flip screened laptop with built-in S Pen
Samsung Notebook 9 Pro preview: Flip screened laptop with built-in S Pen By Cat Thomas

Samsung announced its latest iteration of the Notebook 9 series at Computex this year and it comes with something extra. The Notebook 9 Pro has an embedded S Pen stylus and we got to go hands-on with the device on the show floor.As the device was... Read more

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: Android's savviest iPad contender?
4.0 stars Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: Android's savviest iPad contender? By Cam Bunton

People aren't buying tablets at the same rate they were a few years ago. Because of that, manufacturers have responded by simply releasing less product.But that doesn't mean there aren't new and exciting options. For iOS users, there's the latest iteration... Read more

Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture
Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture By Cat Thomas

The opening day at this year’s Computex saw some impressive announcements from Nvidia regarding its new Max-Q architecture.It was also the first to show off Republic of Gamers' (ROG) exceptionally impressive-looking gaming Laptop: the Zephyrus. Essentially... Read more

Injustice 2 review: Among the best beat-em-ups, ever
5.0 stars Injustice 2 review: Among the best beat-em-ups, ever By Steve Boxer

The world of beat-em-ups tends to be a backwards-looking one: new iterations of the big franchises generally run scared of making major changes and thereby alienating their fanatical fan-bases. However, Warner Bros' Injustice franchise, which boasts the... Read more

Volkswagen Golf GTI first drive: The hot hatch that transcends boundaries
Volkswagen Golf GTI first drive: The hot hatch that transcends boundaries By Joe Simpson

Some cars are considered as class benchmarks. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one such car. And with the German firm having just refreshed its best-selling small hatchback (see our regular, Mk 7.5 Golf TDi first drive) we took the opportunity to jump into... Read more

Volkswagen Golf R-Line first drive: Leader of the pack
Volkswagen Golf R-Line first drive: Leader of the pack By Joe Simpson

Given its status as the best-selling car in Europe and its leadership of the compact hatchback class, when Volkswagen updates the Golf, you take note. When we reviewed the then new Golf 7 back in 2013 it gained a coveted full-marks score."So why are... Read more

BlackBerry KeyOne review: BlackBerry's bold return to form
4.5 stars BlackBerry KeyOne review: BlackBerry's bold return to form By Cam Bunton

If there's one company that, by all accounts, should have been killed off by the smartphone revolution started by the iPhone way back in 2007, it's BlackBerry. For years, the company was hampered by its insistence on sticking with its own operating system,... Read more

Acer Predator Triton 700 preview: A gaming great is born?
Acer Predator Triton 700 preview: A gaming great is born? By Mike Lowe

Gaming laptops are undergoing change: no longer do they need to be the size of a four-bedroom house to deliver considerable power, as the trimmed-down Acer Predator Triton 700 goes to show.Ok, so it's still about the size of a two-bed semi-detached,... Read more

Asus Zenbook Pro UX550 preview: Next-level machine with a 4K touchscreen
Asus Zenbook Pro UX550 preview: Next-level machine with a 4K touchscreen By Cat Thomas

Asus’ Zenbook range has quite the following with its glorious designs and excellent specs at very competitive prices.At the Asus press conference held ahead of Computex on Monday, the latest addition to the family was announced, and it appears to be... Read more

Asus Vivo Book Pro S15 preview: The world’s first laptop with Intel Optane
Asus Vivo Book Pro S15 preview: The world’s first laptop with Intel Optane By Cat Thomas

Asus spruced up its Vivo Book range, with the Vivo Book S and Vivo Book Pro S15, which appeal to the budget-conscious end of the market.Vivo Book Pro S15The Vivo Book Pro S15 is looking like a steal, starting at just a shade over £600. For your money,... Read more

Asus Zenbook Flip S preview: Super thin convertible jam packed with top-shelf kit
Asus Zenbook Flip S preview: Super thin convertible jam packed with top-shelf kit By Cat Thomas

Asus started off its press conference at Computex in Taipei on Monday by announcing an all-new device: the 13 inch Zenbook Flip S.As you may have inferred from the name, this is convertible, and we have to say it looks pretty sleek. At just 1.1kg and... Read more

Casio WSD-F20 review: The best Android Wear sports watch for outdoor activities
4.0 stars Casio WSD-F20 review: The best Android Wear sports watch for outdoor activities By Cam Bunton

Last year, Casio took the wraps off its first Android Wear watch aimed at active outdoors people: the WSD-F10. Although it never officially made its way over to the UK, the watch was clearly aimed to offer something that hadn't really existed before.For... Read more

Nokia 3310 (2017) review: Beyond the hype, what's this phone like?
Nokia 3310 (2017) review: Beyond the hype, what's this phone like? By Cam Bunton

For the most part we stick to reviewing smartphones here at Pocket-lint, but when the new 3310 was released, we couldn't turn down the opportunity to sink our teeth into a phone which plays on the old nostalgia bone. For many of us, the original 3310... Read more

Volvo V90 review: An effortlessly modern and elegant estate car
4.5 stars Volvo V90 review: An effortlessly modern and elegant estate car By Joe Simpson

Unless you're a fully paid-up Volvo hater (and we've found a few), then it's hard not to admire what the Swedish company is doing at the moment. The "human-made" advertising campaign cuts to the heart of the brand's Scandinavian design appeal and marks... Read more

Jaguar XE S: New supercharged V6 is pure S EX
Jaguar XE S: New supercharged V6 is pure S EX By Chris Hall

One of the things that Jaguar does rather well, is lighting a fire under its cars. While there's no of shortage of big diesel Jags eating up the miles on Blighty's roads - as there are Audis, Mercs and Beemers - it's always more fun with a supercharged... Read more

Canon EOS 77D review: DSLR megastar, or one model number too far?
4.0 stars Canon EOS 77D review: DSLR megastar, or one model number too far? By Mike Lowe

You've probably heard it time and again: "cameras are dying". Well, not if Canon has anything to do with it.The Japanese camera maker seems to be investing in a DSLR for every user level, with the latest EOS 77D fitting into the range beneath its 80D... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal
4.0 stars Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: 4K flagship has stacks of specs appeal By Britta O'Boyle

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium sits at the top of the huge portfolio of Sony smartphones, pulling together advanced camera and display technology from other aspects of Sony's business and pairing it all with the top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.However,... Read more

Moto G5 review: If price is everything, this is the budget phone to buy
4.0 stars Moto G5 review: If price is everything, this is the budget phone to buy By Mike Lowe

The Moto G has long been the king of affordable phones. But things have changed in recent years, with a wider array of choice and price points available. To combat the shifting market, the fifth-generation G-series comes in G5 or larger G5 Plus flavours,... Read more

Acer Chromebook 11 N7 review: A rugged and well-priced Windows-alternative
4.0 stars Acer Chromebook 11 N7 review: A rugged and well-priced Windows-alternative By Andrew Williams

Chromebooks have been around for years, but we still meet plenty of people who don't know what they are. If you're going to buy a laptop, it might as well be a Windows 10 one, right?Wrong. If you only have £200-odd to spend, something like the Acer Chromebook... Read more

Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza
4.5 stars Sony XE90 4K TV review: Backlight bonanza By John Archer

Most of us weirdos who spend the majority of our waking lives testing TVs seem to agree that LCD screens that use lights placed directly behind them (rather than around their edges) are best suited to the new high dynamic range (HDR) picture technology... Read more

V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless review: Ace sound and comfort in a hardy industrial design
5.0 stars V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless review: Ace sound and comfort in a hardy industrial design By Mike Lowe

Products in their "Mark II" rendition tend to just throw a new lick of paint at the original in the hope that you'll want to buy. Not so the V-Moda Crossfade II Wireless over-ear Bluetooth headphones: these bass-prominent cans have undergone a total rework... Read more

1More MK802 review: Great value Bluetooth over-ear headphones
4.0 stars 1More MK802 review: Great value Bluetooth over-ear headphones By Max Langridge

You might not have heard the name 1More before. This Taiwanese-based audio manufacturer has been distributing headphones in the UK for less than a year - and having already seen the C1002 in-ears, we thought the company was off to a promising start, despite... Read more

Samsung QLED Q7F 4K TV review: QLED gets off to a flying start
4.5 stars Samsung QLED Q7F 4K TV review: QLED gets off to a flying start By Chris Hall

The flagship 2017 Samsung TVs carry the QLED name, a new branding for the company's top-tier tellies.QLED has been called many things, but there are two important things to consider: firstly, QLED is the third-generation of Quantum Dot; secondly the... Read more

Seat Ateca review: A genuine Qashqai alternative
4.5 stars Seat Ateca review: A genuine Qashqai alternative By Joe Simpson

SUV and crossover cars sales are booming. But it's only now that some brands are debuting an SUV for the first time. Case in point: the Seat Ateca, which began production in 2016.The new Ateca sits above the Leon in Seat's range and is built on the... Read more

Jaguar XF (2018): Sumptuous luxury, now with new engines
Jaguar XF (2018): Sumptuous luxury, now with new engines By Chris Hall

Jaguar updated its XF model in 2015 with sharper lines, pulling this car first released in 2007 into a more modern perspective. The XF sits above the XE in the range and the difference inside is obvious: although both offer similar exterior design and... Read more

Marshall Mid Bluetooth headphones review: Get ready to rawk out
4.5 stars Marshall Mid Bluetooth headphones review: Get ready to rawk out By Mike Lowe

Don't let the name mislead you: the Marshall Mid headphones aren't all about the mid-range, they're about the full spectrum of sound, from bassy low-end to sparkling high-end.The English company is well known for its stage monitors and amplifiers, which... Read more

Audeze iSine10 review: In-ears unlike any other
4.5 stars Audeze iSine10 review: In-ears unlike any other By Cam Bunton

Audeze caught our imagination last year with Sine, the superb planar magnetic on-ear headphones. When the iSine in-ear model was announced, we got rather excited at the prospect of the first ever planar magnetic in-ears. Would they sound as good as the... Read more

Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones
4.0 stars Sony MDR-XB80BS Extra Bass review: Loud, bassy and firm-fitting sports earphones By Cam Bunton

Sony has been in the earphone business as long as time can tell, with its current range including some fantastic over-ear noise-cancelling headphones, and in-ear headphones to suit any budget. For the sporty types, there's the XB80BS Extra Bass, which... Read more

Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills
4.5 stars Sony XE93 4K TV review: Latest picture tech unlocks HDR thrills By John Archer

The first new Sony TV for 2017, the 55-inch XE9305, sets a seriously high-tech tone.Leading the way is the second-generation of Sony's Slim Backlight Drive system, which uniquely places two LCD light plates in sequence to provide twice as much local... Read more

Olympus Tough TG-5 preview: For the hardcore generation
Olympus Tough TG-5 preview: For the hardcore generation By Chris Hall

Olympus has announced its latest Tough camera, the TG-5. Following the family of Tough cameras before it, the new Olympus model is everything you expect it to be. There are chunky lines, exposed bolt heads, locks on all the flaps and so on.Such are the... Read more

Sony Alpha A99 II review: Proving that translucent can triumph
4.0 stars Sony Alpha A99 II review: Proving that translucent can triumph By Timothy Coleman

Holy moly, what a specification the Sony A99 II offers: a 42.4-million-pixel BSI (back illuminated) full-frame CMOS sensor, a 399-point hybrid autofocus system, 12-frames per second shooting with continuous tracking autofocus, 4K movie capture, and 5-axis... Read more

Fujifilm X-T20 review: The retro touch
4.5 stars Fujifilm X-T20 review: The retro touch By Mike Lowe

When we reviewed the Fujifilm X-T10 compact system camera, we felt that its retro style was just right. Now Fuji has introduced the X-T20 which maintains that touch of retro appeal - and you can take that "touch" aspect literally, thanks to the addition... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 review: A mobile masterpiece
5.0 stars Samsung Galaxy S8 review: A mobile masterpiece By Mike Lowe

With many phones looking like clones, or brands nonchalantly pushing out the same old design year-on-year, Samsung is in that favourable position of offering something exciting in the Galaxy S8. It's a phone that defines flagship design with its visually... Read more

Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR review: Great multi-sport watch misses a beat
3.5 stars Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR review: Great multi-sport watch misses a beat By Chris Hall

The biggest claim with the Spartan Sport Wrist HR is that it's the first watch with heart-rate that Suunto has produced. While it joins a family of capable devices, that removes the need for a chest strap, making it appealing to a wider range of athletes.That's... Read more

Prey review: Survival horror sci-fi that's well worth hunting down
4.0 stars Prey review: Survival horror sci-fi that's well worth hunting down By Steve Boxer

It seems crazy that, even though we live in a technological whirlwind, space exploration these days has become more or less the exclusive domain of videogames, film and literature, while in real life no human has set foot on another astronomical object... Read more

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell preview: Driving the future of hydrogen?
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell preview: Driving the future of hydrogen? By Max Langridge

Are alternative energy vehicles the future? As consumers actively try to do their bit to help clean up the environment - and save on tax, congestion charging and refuelling costs in the process - we're seeing a surge in all-electric and electric-hybrid... Read more

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: The best media player under £40?
4.5 stars Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: The best media player under £40? By Rik Henderson

Video streaming dongles have been successful over the last few years partly because they provide a cheap and cheerful way to turn a dumb TV into a smart one.The Chromecast, Roku Streaming Stick and original Amazon Fire TV Stick are often adopted because... Read more

Panasonic Lumix TZ90 review: The ultimate travel camera?
4.5 stars Panasonic Lumix TZ90 review: The ultimate travel camera? By Mike Lowe

With phone cameras getting so good these days, the traditional camera needs all the stand-out specification goods possible. When pocketable convenience from your mobile handset isn't enough, and you want a boost of proper optical zoom to shoot far-away... Read more

New Balance PaceIQ review: Affordable sports earphones are outpaced by rivals
3.5 stars New Balance PaceIQ review: Affordable sports earphones are outpaced by rivals By Cam Bunton

New Balance is no stranger to fitness, with sports gear and footwear already established, but gadgets are a newer complement to its product rosta.In 2017 we've already seen the company's RunIQ Android Wear smartwatch to assist fitness and workouts -... Read more

Kia Picanto (2017) review: Small, sporty and savvy
4.0 stars Kia Picanto (2017) review: Small, sporty and savvy By Britta O'Boyle

The Kia Picanto is the baby of the Kia family, sitting under the recently launched Rio in terms of both cost and size. That's not to say the third-generation Picanto doesn't offer brains in that small body though. The latest model of the South Korean... Read more