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HP ZBook 15u G2 review: Tough but portable, HP’s ZBook laptop will appeal to a professional audience

Tough but portable, HP’s ZBook laptop will appeal to a professional audience. We review the HP ZBook 15u G2 Price: From £1320 (this model price TBC) Rating: 8 Tough but portable, HP’s ZBook laptopwill appeal to a professional audience. We review the HP ZBook 15u G2.Also see:Best laptops 2015. Now that HP has migrated its […]

WD My Cloud EX2100 8TB review: A snappy NAS drive brimming with useful features that’s a real contender to its Synology rivals

WD’s My Cloud EX2100 8TB is a snappy NAS drive brimming with useful features that’s a real contender to its Synology rivals Price: £486 as tested (from £205 without disks) Rating: 8 WD’s My Cloud EX2100 8TB is a snappy NAS drive brimming with useful features that’s a real contender to its Synology rivals. We […]

Acer Aspire Switch 10 E (2015) hands-on review: Windows laptop and tablet comes with budget price but not much has changed

Windows 8 tablet and latop in one offers new hinge and 12 hour battery life Price: £279 Rating: 0 At its global launch event in New York Acer announced a new version of its Aspire Switch 10 2-in-1 laptop and tablet running Windows 8. Here’s our Acer Aspire Switch 10 (2015) hands-on review. Read: The […]

Private Tunnel review: VPN hides your location online and charges only for the data you use

The Private Tunnel VPN has an unusual business model in that in hiding your location online it charges only for the data you use Price: $12 (£8.12) per 50GB Rating: 7 The Private Tunnel VPN has an unusual business model in that in hiding your location online it charges only for the data you use. […]

NordVPN review: The ‘world’s most advanced VPN’ is quick and easy to use

NordVPN, the ‘world’s most advanced VPN’, is quick and easy to use. Read our NordVPN review Price: $8 (£5.42) per month Rating: 8 NordVPN, the ‘world’s most advanced VPN’, is quick and easy to use. Read our NordVPN review.(Also see:Best free VPN services 2015.) NordVPN bills itself as the world’s most advanced VPN, a claim […]

IPVanish review: Tier-1 VPN service should offer best network speeds

IPVanish is a tier-1 VPN service, which means it could offer the best network speeds. Read our IPVanish VPN review Price: $10 (£6.77) per month Rating: 7 IPVanish is a tier-1 VPN service, which means it could offer the best network speeds. Read our IPVanish VPN review.(Also see:Best free VPN services 2015.) IPVanish is a […]

Hide My Ass! Pro VPN review: A versatile VPN with servers listed all over the world

Hide My Ass! Pro is a versatile VPN service with a large number of servers all over the world, but it’s a bit pricey Price: £11.52 per month Rating: 5 Hide My Ass! Pro is a versatile VPN service with a large number of servers all over the world, but it’s a bit pricey. Read […]

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ127H review: A laptop-tablet hybrid that does neither job well

A laptop-tablet hybrid that does neither job well, we review the Asus TP550LA-CJ127H Price: 700 Rating: 6 A laptop-tablet hybrid that does neither job well, we review the Asus TP550LA-CJ127H. (Also see: Best laptops 2015 and best tablets 2015.) Asus has been swept along by Microsoft’s dream that people want laptops that can be bent […]

HP Stream 11 review: Despite its budget price, this £179 Windows laptop has a lot to offer

It costs a tiny £179 but this budget laptop from HP is a surprisingly useful compact Windows laptop Price: 179 Rating: 8 It costs a tiny £179 but this budget laptop from HP is a surprisingly useful compact Windows laptop. Read our HP Stream 11 review. (Also see: Best budget laptops 2015.) HP has taken […]

CyberGhost VPN review: Easy-to-use VPN for ensuring personal privacy online

CyberGhost is an easy-to-use VPN for ensuring personal privacy online. Read our CyberGhost review Price: $6.99 per month (£4.73) Rating: 7 CyberGhost is an easy-to-use VPN for ensuring personal privacy online, which works with Windows, OS X, Android and iOS. Read our CyberGhost review.(Also see:Best free VPN services 2015.) CyberGhost was founded in Germany by […]

Asus ZenBook UX305F review: Asus gets in there first with attractive Intel Core M ultraportable laptop

Asus pipped Apple to the post with its attractive Intel Core M ultraportable laptop. Read our Asus ZenBook UX305F review Price: 650 Rating: 8 Asus pipped Apple to the post with its attractive Intel Core M ultraportable laptop. Read our Asus ZenBook UX305F review. (Also see: Best ultraportable laptops 2015.) Asus may have copied the […]

AirVPN review: A powerful tool for hiding your location online, with a strong privacy policy

AirVPN is suited to knowledgeable computer users, with plenty of fine-grained control. Read our AirVPN review Price: 7 Euro per month (£5.10) Rating: 8 AirVPN is suited to knowledgeable computer users, with plenty of fine-grained control. Read our AirVPN review. (Also see: Best free VPN services 2015.) AirVPN is an enthusiast-led operation, formed from a […]

Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10T review: A 17.3in beast designed for gaming, this power laptop needs taming

A 17.3in beast designed for gaming, this power laptop needs taming. Find out why in our Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10T laptop review Price: 1099 Rating: 6 A 17.3in beast designed for gaming, this power laptop needs taming. Find out why in our Toshiba Qosmio X70-B-10T power laptop review. Also see: Best laptops 2015. As with desktop […]

Dell XPS 13 9343 review: Dell is making laptops (and Windows) sexy again

The Dell XPS 13 9343 stands as a shining beacon of hope in the world of Windows laptops Price: 1099 Rating: 8 The Dell XPS 13 9343 stands as a shining beacon of hope in the world of Windows laptops. Read our Dell XPS 13 review to find out how Dell is making laptops (and […]

AbleWord PDF editor review: Free software is more than just a word processor with PDF reading- and writing capabilities built in

Price: Free Rating: 7 AbleWord is more than just a word processor with PDF reading- and writing capabilities built in. Read our AbleWord free PDF editorreview.(See allPDF editor reviews.) Although we’ve referred to it as a PDF editor – and many people use it as such since it provides a free alternative to the commercial […]

Asus ZenBook UX305F review: Simply the best budget ultrabook around

Analysts like to bemoan the PC industry’s penchant for “racing to the bottom,” but they always seem to forget the good too: Lower prices and better hardware. Asus new ZenBook UX305F is proof that racing to the bottom doesn’t always have to end in a duffle bag of compromises and tears. In fact, the ZenBook […]

Avant Browser review: An independent Internet Explorer clone with some ideas, but also some issues

Price: Free Rating: 4 Avant Browser is an independent Internet Explorer clone with some good ideas, but also some issues. Read our Avant Browser web browserreview.(Also see:All software reviews.) Outside the big hitters in the browser space (Chrome, IE, Firefox and Opera), there is a surprising number of smaller, independent offerings that cater to more […]

Dooble review: A security-conscious web browser that is effective but also restrictive

Price: Free Rating: 6 Dooble is a security-conscious web browserthat is effective but also restrictive. Read our Dooble review.(Also see:All software reviews.) The name might not exactly roll off the tongue, at least not without a compulsive urge to follow it up with entendre, but the Dooble browser is one worth remembering. It doesn’t boast […]

HP Spectre x360 review: Hands-on with the MacBook Air and Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro rival

Price: £849 Rating: 0 There were few laptops at MWC 2015 which is dominated by smartphones, laptops and watches. However, HP unveiled a beauty so here’s our HP Spectre x360 hands-on review from Barcelona. See also: Best laptops of 2015 With a revolving design which enabled the laptop to transform into different modes, the HP […]

Inateck BTSP-10 Plus review: Cheap Bluetooth speaker boasts unique design and booming audio

nateck’s BTSP-10 Plus is a portable Bluetooth speaker for your phone, tablet or laptop with a unique design and booming audio Price: 49.99 Rating: 7 Inateck’s BTSP-10 Plus is a portable Bluetooth speaker for your phone, tablet or laptop with a unique design and booming audio. Read our Inateck BTSP-10 Plus review. (See all Bluetooth […]

Acer Chromebook 13 review: Acer’s new Chromebook comes with a larger, full-HD display

Bigger displays are becoming more popular in Chromebooks, and Acer joins in with its Chromebook 13. But is bigger really better? Price: 219 Rating: 8 As Chromebooks grow in popularity they are also growing in screen size. Acer’s Chromebook 13 joins a growing market of large-screen Chromebooks that make working on Google’s OS much simpler. […]

Webroot Internet Security Plus 2015 review: Antivirus software scans fast and causes little disruption

Price: Free Rating: 7 There’s plenty of song left in the old lady, as the Opera web browserlooks fresher than ever. Read our Opera (v27) review.(Also see:All software reviews.) Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the Opera browser, one that can only be surpassed by Internet Explorer which reaches that landmark this year. For […]

Opera v27 review: There’s plenty of song left in the old lady, as the Opera browser looks fresher than ever

Price: 50 Rating: 7 Webroot’s offers cloud-based anti-virus softwarehas a particularly light PC footprint, although it works on any combination of PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices. Read our Webroot Internet Security Plus 2015 review.(See also:Best internet security software 2015 UK.) Webroot, based in Colorado, US, offers cloud-based real-time threat detection, through what it claims […]

Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 review: cheap touchscreen laptop and tablet is a slow performer

Price: 329 Rating: 7 The Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 is a budget Windows laptop with 11.6-inch touchscreen. Just like the Lenovo Yoga 3, its display can spin right around to make a clunky tablet. Costs have been cut to bring the price down to £329 by direct sale from Toshiba’s website, although various compromises will […]

Mozilla Firefox v35 review: Now with speed to match the incredible range of customisable options, the Firefox browser is back

Price: 42 Rating: 8 The 2015 version of Trend Micro Internet Security is 20 percent cheaper than its anti-virus softwarerivals and still affords very good protection. Read our Trend Micro Internet Security 2015 review.(See also:Best internet security software 2015 UK.) Trend Micro, founded in California 25 years ago, has significantly improved the status of its […]