computing

Helio X25 (+Mali-T880) vs Snapdragon 650 (+Adreno 510) vs Snapdragon 820 (+Adreno 530) – performance, benchmarks and temperatures

Two of the leading mobile processor manufacturers – MediaTek and Qualcomm, are facing each other again today. In our case, we will put to tests Helio X25,

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, Mid-2017) review

OUR VERDICT The new MacBook Pro is a marked improvement, but clinging onto previously divisive design decisions only continue to hurt it in straight comparisons.

Synology DiskStation DS1517+ review

OUR VERDICT The Synology DS1517+ offers high end performance and expandability, but its price means it’ll likely only appeal to users who can put its

Khadas VIM2 Max Review: New TV Box with Amlogic S912 and 3GB of RAM

Every day, TV boxes on Android are becoming more popular and popular. Manufacturers of consoles do not lag behind and I release new models every

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

Synology DS416play NAS review: multimedia cloud at your fingertips

PROS Design and Hybrid RAID makes it easy to hot swap drives Solid file transfer speeds 4K online transcoding on the fly DiskStation Manager (DSM)

Intel Core i7-7820HK vs Core i7-7700HQ – best high-end CPU?

We’re back with another comparison, this time taking a step away from GPUs and moving the focus on processors. When it comes to gaming, you

Best Android Wear 2.0 apps: Don’t miss these essential downloads

Supercharge your wrist with this selection of must-have apps With Android Wear 2.0 now well and truly out the gate, downloading the best apps can transform your

HP Z2 Mini G3 Review: A Mighty Mini Workstation

THE GOOD Workstation-class performance in a compact design Easy access to internals Several mounting options THE BAD Port selection varies by configuration No Thunderbolt 3

iPhone 8: Everything you need to know

What you need to know about the iPhone 8 The iPhone 8 will mark the 10th anniversary of Apple smartphones, so it’s going to be

Acer Predator Helios 300 (17-inch, PH317-51) review – distant from its smaller sibling, yet so alike

Pros Fairly portable (thinner and lighter than the competition) Decent keyboard and touchpad Good IPS panel with wide sRGB coverage and high maximum brightness Good

Toshiba N300 3.5-inch hard drive review

OUR VERDICT The Toshiba N300 is an excellent NAS hard drive that is a great choice if you want one (or more) hard drives that

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

The 6 Most Lust-Worthy Features of the Porsche Book One

I suppose it’s not surprising that a laptop by Porsche Design is quietly beautiful, marrying form with function in a way that feels incredibly natural.

Acer Swift 1 Review

Pros Stylish, all-metal body Decent screen Good keyboard and touchpad Cons Battery life doesn’t meet claims So-so performance Key Features Review Price: £TBC 1.1-2.5GHz Intel

Porsche Design Book One Review

The Pros Vivid, bright display, USB Type-C and Type-A; Both convertible and detachable; Great stylus The Cons Mixed performance; Top-heavy; Stiff keyboard Verdict The Porsche

HP ZBook 17 G4 Review

The Pros Category-leading performance; Vivid DreamColor 4K display; Rugged design The Cons Bulky design; Slightly dim display; Crazy expensive for top configs Verdict The HP

Dell OptiPlex 5050 Micro PC review

OUR VERDICT Offering a powerful level of performance in a very small case, alongside plenty of expansion options and a three-year warranty, the OptiPlex 5050

HP Omen 17 (mid-2017, GTX 1070) review – the new Omen proves that OEMs sometimes pay attention to what users want

Pros Fairly sturdy construction and refreshing design Good input devices (improved keyboard and much better touchpad) Excellent IPS panel with G-Sync and 120Hz refresh rate

HP Stream 11 (2017) Review

The Pros Excellent speaker; Solid performance; Attractive design The Cons Washed-out screen; Warm temps; Sharp front lip Verdict Petite yet powerful, the HP Stream 11

Asus ROG Zephyrus GX501 review

OUR VERDICT The Asus ROG Zephyrus sets a high bar for powerful, thin gaming laptops with exceptional performance, whisper quiet operation and a truly innovative

Philips BDM4037UW review

PROS Good overall image quality Incredible contrast level Screen size and resolution ideally matched Nice design Plenty of connectivity CONS Colour accuracy not as good

Surface Book vs MacBook Pro (13.3-inch with Touch Bar) : Why Microsoft Wins

Creatives have a tough choice to make. Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro is now more powerful than ever with its 7th-generation processor, but Microsoft’s gunning for

Surface Pro 2017 vs iPad Pro with iOS 11 : Productivity Showdown

The two premium tablets of the year have been revealed and all gloves are off in the fight between Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro and the

ASUS ZenFone AR Review: The Future Of Smartphones?

We review the ASUS Zenfone AR! Despite being a relative newcomer to the Android arena compared to their competitors, Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS has managed to

Apple iMac 27-Inch with 5K Display Review (2017): Serious Power

THE GOOD Speedy performance Plenty of graphics muscle Brilliant display Familiar iMac design THE BAD No touch option Awkward port placement Magic Mouse is inoperable

iOS 11 vs. macOS: Apple Has Already Chosen the Winner

What will the productivity computers of the future look like? Assuming that we’re all not going to be working on spreadsheets on our smartphones in

iPad Pro (10.5-inch, 2017) review

The Good: Excellent display, upgraded storage options, faster processor, better cameras and a bigger display in a still-compact size. Faster refresh-rate display also means faster

Hands on: Xbox One X review

OUR EARLY VERDICT With six teraflops of graphical horsepower contained within a smartly designed package, the Xbox One X is about as premium as consoles

iPad Pro 10.5-inch vs New Surface Pro (2017): Which is best for you?

iPad Pro 10.5-inch vs New Surface Pro (2017): Should you go with Apple’s Pro tablet or Microsoft’s stellar hybrid? Here’s all you need to know.