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Microsoft Surface Phone, Andromeda: what went wrong (again)

It doesn’t seem to be a good year for Microsoft fans, especially fans waiting for the Windows-powered mobile device to show them all who’s boss.

Aune S6 Review : warm, thick, impressive low end grunt

Pros:  Full bodied sound, nice information display, balanced inputs and outputs, digital numeric volume display Cons: single-ended sound is foggy, soft treble, only DSD128 (DoP),

Cheaper Microsoft Surface tablet: what it needs to succeed

The Internet is abuzz with rumors of a $400 Surface 2-in-1 tablet in the works. Microsoft’s premium portable computers have been positively received save for

Oculus Go vs Samsung Gear VR vs Oculus Rift: What’s the difference?

There are now a few different choices for those looking to get into virtual reality with a number of different VR headsets available at varying

HTC Vive Pro review: The best VR experience, bar none… if you can afford one

The HTC Vive is considered by many to be the leading virtual realitydevice on the market. And from 5 April 2018 things get even more exciting, as there’s

The Best VR-Ready Laptops 2017

Virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive promise incredibly immersive experiences, including 360-degree games, apps and videos. But before you can take a walk on

Razer Wolverine Ultimate review

OUR VERDICT Priced at $159 (£159, about AU$200), the Razer Wolverine Ultimate controller for Xbox One and PC isn’t without its drawbacks. However, its many

Silicon Power Armor A85 review

OUR VERDICT A robust USB 3.0 portable drive that performs reasonably well for file transfers, and under the harshest of environmental conditions. FOR Hard as

Best laptop 2017: The 10 BEST laptops you can buy in the UK right now

Find out the definitive list of the best laptops you can buy in 2017 and grab yourself a great laptop on the cheap  It’s not

Chuwi LapBook 12.3 vs Jumper EzBook 3 Pro vs T-bao Tbook Air: The Best Cheap Laptop

Currently many Chinese manufacturers come in with better and better laptops. As we can see the Intel Atom chips have been replaced with Intel Celeron,

Best external drives of 2017

External drives are a vital piece of hardware for backing up your data or copying a project from your PC to take with you. Anyone

iRulu Walknbook 2 Detachable 2-in-1 Review

The Pros Colorful display The Cons Keyboard and touchpad are borderline unusable; Screen is low-resolution; Speakers are quiet Verdict Even for $199, the iRulu Walknbook

Microsoft Surface Laptop review: Much more than an elite Chromebook competitor

Microsoft’s hardware division has gone from strength to strength over the last few years: from the Surface Pro, which has defined the high-end 2-in-1 space

ZTE Blade L5 Review : ultra-budget smartphone for unpretentious users

The production of cheap smartphones is handled by many Chinese manufacturers. Buy large companies are in no hurry to join the competition in this niche. However,

Hands on: Xplore iX125 R1 review

OUR EARLY VERDICT If you need a rugged tablet that can outpace most laptops and want it now, then the Xplore iX125 R1 should top

The Best VR-Ready Laptops

Virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive promise incredibly immersive experiences, including 360-degree games, apps and videos. But before you can

Zotac Magnus EN1060 review

OUR VERDICT Are you short on places to put a PC, but not lacking in money required to buy one? If so, this miniature PC

Aiptek MobileCinema i70 review

PROS Portable Wireless connectivity Decent black levels CONS Not bright enough Low resolution Unsubtle performance Set up issues iOS 10 compatibility issues KEY FEATURES Built-in

QNAP TS-251A review

PROS Easy setup Loads of features and apps Fast file transfers CONS Expensive Low-quality video transcoding Sometimes buggy software KEY FEATURES Two-bay NAS 3.5in or

The Samsung 960 Pro (2TB) SSD Review

A year ago, Samsung brought their PCIe SSD technology to the retail market in the form of the Samsung 950 Pro, an NVMe M.2 SSD

The Toshiba OCZ VX500 (256GB, 512GB, 1024GB) SSD Review

Toshiba’s new OCZ VX500 is launching into what has been the quietest corner of the SSD market: SATA drives using MLC NAND flash. The fiercest

Onda OBook 20 Plus Review

Pros Design Stylish keyboard GPU Advanced Media Streaming Options Windows 10 and Android 5.1 Cons Processor Battery Our passion of reviewing dual OS tablets is

HP ProBook 650 G2 Review

The Pros Bright screen; 8-hour battery life; Solid performance The Cons Screen isn’t vivid; Sticky keyboard Verdict The HP ProBook 650 G2 is a business

Best Windows Apps

The Windows Store first launched in 2012 with the introduction of Windows 8. Since then, the number of apps for the operating system has grown

Xbox One review

PROS Great exclusive titles Superb controller Improved software and apps ecosystem More strong games on the horizon CONS Struggling to match the PS4 on raw

Windows 10 vs Windows 7 – Should you upgrade?

SHOULD YOU DITCH WINDOWS 7 FOR WINDOWS 10? Windows 10 is a big improvement over Windows 8, but what if you’re still using Windows 7?

WIndows 10 Anniversary Update Review

The Pros Convenient biometric logins; Helpful pen-enabled apps; Gets alerts from your phone onto your desktop The Cons Handwriting keyboard needs improvement; Few Edge Browser

Best SSDs to buy in 2016 : 9 SATA, M.2 and PCI-E SSDs for all budgets

An SSD is the single best and simplest upgrade you can make to any PC or laptop without replacing the processor or graphics card. In

Pipo X1S PC Stick review : A PC in a tiny format

Pros Windows 10 Home for a full PC experience Easy to use and carry Affordable price Cons Limited Performance Low storage capacity The Pipo X1S

MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 4 REVIEW

2-in-1 PCs aren’t dead, and Microsoft’s class-redefining Surface Pro 4 is proof HIGHS New Type Cover is wonderful Pen is standard and works well Pixel-dense