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Hands on: Huawei MateBook D review

OUR EARLY VERDICT The new MateBook D isn’t the most exciting product in Huawei’s first laptop range, but it may be suitable for your next

Hands on: Bang and Olufsen BeoSound Shape review

OUR EARLY VERDICT Its wallet-busting price means the BeoSound Shape certainly isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for a speaker system that’s as much

2017 Lexus GS 200t review

THE GOOD: The ride is silky smooth and Lexus Safety System Plus comes standard. Lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control for everybody! THE BAD: The Enform infotainment

Panasonic TX-65EZ1002B 4K OLED TV Review: Hollywood tuned for consumers and professionals

The Good Superb blacks and contrast ratio Fantastic dynamic range Reference image accuracy Great detail just above black Excellent video processing Wide viewing angles Low

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

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

LG TVs 2017: A complete guide to this year’s lineup and new models

LG TVS 2017: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS YEAR’S LINEUP If you’re looking for a new TV and were considering buying LG, this

First Drive: 2017 Mercedes AMG GT-S

The Mercedes-AMG GT has only been around since 2016, so most would still consider it a new model. Nothing changes for 2017, either, but that’s

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 2.1 gaming speakers review

I’ve been playing games for years, yet I’ve always used a pair of cheap Dell speakers for my PC. I never thought much of PC

2017 Mazda CX-5 range review

The first-generation Mazda CX-5 was Australia’s most popular SUV four years running, so the premiere of a more grown-up second iteration has genuine significance. Australians

Sony UBP-X800 review

Doing something for the first time can often be nerve-wracking. Bungee-jumping, for example, or going on a date. And making a success of it is

Mercedes-AMG GLC43 v Porsche Macan GTS comparison

Buying a luxury SUV is confusing. There are so many sizes, so many options and so many brands all offering what would, on paper at

2018 Buick Enclave Review

Introduced in 2008 as a more upscale version of the Chevrolet Traverse and a replacement for both the Rainier and Terraza, the Enclave quickly became

Sony Bravia A1E OLED (XBR-55A1E) review

OUR VERDICT From its startling frameless design and stellar build quality to its jaw-dropping pictures and ground-breaking, room-filling sound, Sony’s first stab at doing a

Samsung QE55Q7F review

PROS Bright with lovely colours Strong contrast Premium build and design External connections box CONS Occasional lighting issues Expensive KEY FEATURES 55-inch screen size 4K

Acer V9800 review

PROS Stunning UHD image clarity Effective HDR presentation Vibrant colour rendering CONS Limited black level Doesn’t support 3D Not HLG HDR/Dolby Vision compatible KEY FEATURES

Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset preview: Exploring 3D sound

Sennheiser launched the Ambeo mic in 2016, taking a step into devices that were designed for 3D audio, or audio to support the sort of sound

Best Floorstanding Speakers of 2017

Serious about your speakers? Then it’s time to bring out the big guns. Floorstanding speakers have one of the most recognizable profiles of all speaker

Samsung QE49Q7C review

Never one to rest on its laurels, Samsung’s 2017 QLED TVs, are aimed at taking a direct swipe at the ever-increasing popularity of OLED screens.

Sony KD-65A1 OLED review

PROS Outstanding picture quality An innovative sound system that works Gorgeous design CONS Expensive Uninspiring remote KEY FEATURES 4K and HDR HDR10 and Dolby Vision

2018 Ford Explorer Sport Review

The Ford Explorer has defined the American SUV segment for more than two decades, having debuted for the 1991 model year. Changes both big and

Top 10 Best Bookshelf Speakers of 2017

In this review we feature the top 10 best bookshelf speakers of 2017 that outperform the competition. These bookshelf speakers pump out incredible audio performance,

Samsung Q9F QLED TV review

OUR VERDICT While the Q9F is still at heart an LCD TV and as such can’t fully escape a couple of traditional LCD compromises, it

2015 – 2017 Yamaha FJR1300 Review

The biggest sport-tourer in Yamaha ’s lineup just got better. In 2016, the FJR1300A and its stablemate the FJR1300ES saw some evolutionary changes that brought

2015 – 2017 Suzuki Boulevard C90T Review

Cruisers and touring bikes go hand in hand for that relaxed, comfortable ride you get. The Boulevard C90T from Suzuki— absent for 2014, but back

2018 Honda Civic Si Coupe Review

The Honda Civic has been around for the last 45 years, and boy has it been a rollercoaster ride. Some of the more recent generations

Sony BDP-S3700 review

Over the past four years, Sony’s budget Blu-ray players have won their category at the What Hi-Fi? Awards three times, which is an astounding achievement.

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe Review

The GLC Coupe is a baby in Mercedes’ lineup, featuring a hatchback body with raised suspension to go with a 241-horsepower engine and all the

HP Spectre x360 (13-inch, 2017) review

THE GOOD: Beautifully designed and less than 3 pounds/1,361 grams, the HP Spectre x360 13 has a great keyboard and trackpad, a sharp 4K display

Sonos Playbase review

PROS Good looks, solid build Seamless app integration Sonos app is still be best remote app ever Responsive touch keys Can be expanded with extra

2018 Renault Megane R.S Review

Renault has been pretty successful lately, with 2016 marking the debut of the fourth-generation Megane, which can now be had as a five-door hatchback, four-door