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MacBook Buying Guide 2018 – Which Mac should you buy?

When it comes to purchasing a Mac, we’ve got the lowdown on each model to help you make a buying decision. If you’re reading this

ASUS X756UQ/K756UQ review – looks good but fails to impress with everything else

Pros Good build quality The display has almost full sRGB coverage Decent input devices Cons Poor battery life Not the most portable 17-inch solution Fails

Lenovo ThinkPad L570

Pros Fairly rigid Excellent input devices Wide range of I/O The screen doesn’t use PWM above 60 cd/m2 Outstanding battery life Cons Subpar TN display

Intel Core i9-7980XE review

OUR VERDICT Ignoring price, 18-core processor is a showstopper. Single- and multi- core performance is staggering and there’s even more potential in overclocking. It’s by

HP EliteBook 850 G4 review – HP’s surprisingly expensive business solution

Pros Decent build Thin and light Excellent input devices The screen doesn’t use PWM above 100 cd/m2 (30%) Extra long battery life Cons Pricey Uses

Asus R510J gaming laptop review

OUR VERDICT It’s a good desktop replacement that does a lot of things right. It just doesn’t excel at anything in particular. FOR Excellent keyboard

ASUS ZenBook UX410UQ review – ZenBook’s speciality – power, portability, reasonable pricing

Pros Premium and solid build Light and portable (14-inch notebook in a typical 13-inch form factor with thin bezels and profile) Decent keyboard, good touchpad

Hands on: Origin M-X99 M-class review

OUR EARLY VERDICT An excellent workstation PC which crams in some powerful components at a relatively reasonable price. FOR Good value-for-money Very compact, yet offers

Surface Laptop vs MacBook Air: It’s Not Even Close

If you’re looking for a good ultraportable laptop, Apple and Microsoft both have appealing options in the Surface Laptop and MacBook Air. Both laptops weigh well

Onda Xiaoma 31 review

OUR VERDICT The Xiaoma 31, when considered in its own right, is a worthy laptop. However, it represents poor value-for-money compared to the competition, and

Hands on: Dell Latitude 12 7202 Rugged Tablet review

OUR EARLY VERDICT The Dell Latitude 12 7202 might have an old processor, but a deep discount scheme combined with a plethora of accessories and

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E470 review – a classic ThinkPad in a 14-inch form factor

Pros Decent build Excellent keyboard and touchpad Slightly above average browsing battery runtime An IPS panel suitable for more than just office work No PWM

Dell Vostro 15 3568 review – cheap Intel Core (Kaby Lake)-powered notebook with some trade-offs

Pros Considerably low price for a Core i5-7200U-powered laptop The touchpad seems nice Oustanding battery life The display is brighter than we expected (235 cd/m2)

Which GPU is Right For You?

If a laptop’s brain is the CPU, than consider the GPU the occipital lobe. Responsible for rendering images, video and animations in either 2D or

Which Laptop CPU is Right for You?

A computer’s processor is its brain, the component where most of the “thinking” happens. A faster CPU (central processing unit) lets you crunch spreadsheets, surf

Acer TravelMate X3 X349-M review – the true definition of a travelling companion

Pros Excellent design and build quality Lightweight and portable Good keyboard, responsive touchpad Well-priced Good screen for the mid-range models with FHD IPS panels No

HP ProBook 470 G3 review – the screen size is just one of the reasons to opt for the bigger version of the ProBoo

Pros Sturdy and rigid construction with good choice of materials Comfortable keyboard and touchpad Supports M.2 SATA SSD Good battery life for a 17-inch budget

Acer Aspire E 15 (E5-575G) Full review – feature-packed dirt-cheap mid-ranger

Pros Decent touchpad and keyboard experience No PWM above 17% brightness USB-C 3.1 connectivity for ultra-fast data transfer Good price/performance ratio (it’s even suitable for

The 15 highest-performing PC components you can buy today

The best gear money can buy One of the PC’s greatest strengths is its extreme flexibility. There’s a vast selection of hardware out there, of

Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EN980 SFF PC Review – An Innovative VR-Ready Gaming Powerhouse

The PC market has been subject to challenges over the last several years. However, gaming systems and small form-factor (SFF) PCs have weathered the storm

The Intel Xeon E5 v4 Review: Testing Broadwell-EP With Demanding Server Workloads

We have been spoiled. Since the introduction of the Xeon “Nehalem” 5500 (Xeon 5500, March 2009), Intel has been increasing the core counts of their

Aorus X7 Pro-Sync Review

The Pros Slim, attractive chassis; Kick-ass gaming performance; Stunning full HD display; Lightning fast transfer speeds; Solid overall performance The Cons Loud fans; Runs hot

Gigabyte P55W review : New 15.6″ Gaming Laptop

PROS Quality chassis Good cooling system High-contrast display Accurate colors Powerful configuration with good gaming performance CONS Fan noise when performing heavy tasks Screen not

iPad Pro vs iPad Air 2: Is BIGGER Actually BETTER?

Will the iPad Pro eat the iPad Air’s lunch? When the iPad first came out in 2010 Steve Jobs said its 9.7-inch form factor was

iPad Pro vs Pixel C: 2015’s Wannabe Surface-Killers RISE

The biggest tablets Google and Apple have ever created face off! It’s funny, for the last year everyone has been declaring that tablet, if not

What’s the difference between Intel Core i3, i5 and i7? Core i3 vs i5 vs i7

“‘What’s the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?‘ is a pretty confusing and intimidating question for the majority of people. On the

Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro: It isn’t twice as fast. It’s three times as fast

Of course we had to pit the Surface Book vs. the MacBook Pro. It’s like Ford vs. Chevy, or Coke vs. Pepsi. Each side has

GammaTech Durabook S15AB crams Broadwell U CPUs into a rugged chassis

GammaTech has unveiled its latest ruggedized notebook computer that is aimed at mobile workers, governments, and automotive industry users. The machine is called the S15AB

ASUS Zenbook UX305FA Laptop Review – Intel Core M Broadwell

Looking for a new laptop can be a daunting task as there are so many many different models on the market. If you are looking

Chillblast Helios i5 review: Like a MacBook Air, but cheaper and running Windows 10

LIKE A CHEAP MACBOOK AIR WITH WINDOWS 10 This Air clone from Chillblast starts at a tuppence short of £700, with a similar specification and