Archive for October, 2012

Overview: which Windows 8 tablets, laptops and all-in-ones are on the horizon?

Last week Windows 8 was released, and in no-time dozens of hip new Windows 8 devices with touchscreens will hit the market. Tablets, laptops, so-called convertibles and all-in-one PCs with touchscreen have been announced by various manufacturers.

New HP ENVY and Pavilion Laptop Coupons for Halloween!

HP has some new coupons for their updated ENVY and Pavilion lineups, a summary of these new coupons are below: Use coupon code NB46372 to save $150 on the purchase of a customized HP Envy dv7t quad at the HP Home & Home Office Store Use coupon code NB42781 to save $125 on the purchase […]

Microsoft sells 4 million Windows 8 upgrades

A total of 4 million Windows users have upgraded to Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8 during its opening launch weekend.

Ninite review

Ninite makes setting up a new PC or laptop a quick, painless process. Here’s our Ninite review.

Dell XPS12 Duo Ultrabook hands-on review

Dell has come up with the novel ‘flip and fold’ screen design for the XPS12 Duo Ultrabook, the theory behind it is to let you turn your Windows 8 laptop in to a tablet in a matter of seconds. Read what it’s actually like to use in our hands-on review.

Acer Aspire S7-191 review

The Acer Aspire S7-191 is said to launch 30 October 2012, an 11in ultrabook with touchscreen designed for Windows 8. We had a brief hands-on with the little laptop at Acer’s Windows 8 launch event.

Acer Aspire S7 review – hands on

Acer’s premium Ultrabook is one seriously desirable piece of kit

10 essential ingredients of a killer Windows 8 business PC

Windows 8 is here. In form and functionality, the new flagship operating system is the most dramatic makeover of Windows since its inception. Windows 8 was developed from the ground up with a touch-enabled interface that works best when tapped and swiped. Under the hood, the same old Windows is still present, but the Modern […]

Asus Taichi Ultrabook hands-on review

We test out the two-screened 11.6in Asus Taichi Ultrabook to see if it’s any good

NEC LaVie Z ultrabook – how light is too light?

NEC claims world’s lightest title, but is 875g too light for a laptop?

Apple CEO: Expect delays for new thinner iMacs

With the 21.5in iMac due to launch in November, and the 27in iMac launching in December you may be hoping to be in with a chance of getting one of Apple’s new thinner iMacs in time for Christmas. Your chances don’t look good.

HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15 Review (HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15t-b000)

The new HP Pavilion 15 is a budget entry 15” Windows 8 equipped laptop.  The specific model number under review is the Sleekbook 15t-b0000, configurable via where it starts at $579.99.  HP has recently realigned their naming scheme for laptops and the Pavilion series is now squarely aimed at budget buyers while the Envy […]

Kobo Mini

Is this pocket-sized eReader the perfect travelling companion?

Mesh Elite 3570K-W8CS

There’s loads of potential to make your own upgrades here with an unlocked Core i5 processor that hasn’t yet been pushed to its limit

Gigabyte GA-Z77N-WiFi

A Mini-ITX board for a tiny Ivy Bridge PC

Mesh Elite 3450-W8CS

This £602 system proves that power doesn’t always come at great cost

Microsoft officially launches Windows 8

The biggest desktop shake-up since Windows 95 is finally upon us

Best Windows 8 apps

Which apps should you download first from the Windows Store?

Google Nexus 4 leaked ahead of launch

LG’s in charge and the Nexus is remarkably similar to its Optimus G

Canon EOS 5D Mark III to get uncompressed HDMI video recording

Firmware upgrade brings feature set in-line with Nikon D4

Kindle Fire HD now available in the UK

£159 tablet gives Google’s Nexus 7 its first real competition

Bose Solo

A speaker bar for second televisions, but connectivity is limited

PC Specialist Vanquish 650Ti

This PC looks good, is massively overclocked and has an SSD for fast boot speeds

Windows 8 prices – where to buy

We’ve done the leg work to find the best prices for OEM and box copies of Microsoft’s latest OS

Interview: Intel’s Richard Huddy

We find out what Intel has planned for its integrated graphics division and the future of PC gaming