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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: A versatile machine for work & play

Dell’s larger XPS 15 left a big impression on me last year. With its beautiful and large edge-to-edge display, powerful performance and rather beautiful design, it was the kind of Windows laptop I’d love to own for myself. Now I’ve got my hands on the newest generation of the XPS lineup — Dell’s XPS 13 […]

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Dell XPS 15 laptop (with 4K display) review: A blogger’s experience

The Good: Dell’s nearly edgeless display makes the XPS 15 a complete joy to work on, and especially to watch video content. It’s got a very high standard build and feels like a premium product all around. The Bad: The 4K display is limited to the higher spec model, which is a shame. The Bottom Line: If a […]

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Acer Swift 5: A strong mid-range Windows laptop

As part of their Swift series of laptops, Acer launched the Swift 3, 5 and 7 earlier this year — an attempt to please people with varying budgets and performance requirements. Last weekend at the Acer Live Blog in Glasgow, I checked out the Acer Swift 7, the Switch Alpha 12 (a Microsoft Surface Pro […]

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Computing Laptops Tablets

Hands-on with Acer’s Switch Alpha 12, 2-in-1 laptop

This weekend at the Acer Live Blog in Glasgow, I’ve had the opportunity to fiddle with the Swift 7, Acer’s ultrathin and super portable laptop that’s under 1cm thin. It’s a truly impressive machine, but at £999.99 it could be a little pricey for some. Acer’s Microsoft Surface competitor on the other hand — the Acer […]

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Computing Laptops Windows

First impressions of Acer’s ultrathin Swift 7 laptop

Earlier this year at IFA 2016, Acer announced their latest flagship laptop called the Swift 7: an incredibly lightweight laptop with solid specs, an impressively thin body under 1cm thin and a £999.99 price tag. This weekend, Acer have taken a group of bloggers including myself on an annual Acer Live Blog trip to Glasgow — meaning […]

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Laptops Windows

How to fix Dell XPS 15 laptop display flickering

I’ve currently got the Dell XPS 15 in for review, and for the most part, I think it’s a fantastic machine to work on and I’ll miss it when it’s returned. The standout feature on this laptop is of course that 4K InfinityEdge display; it’s so good to work on with good viewing angles, a […]

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Computing Laptops

Apple announces a MacBook Pro option to replace MacBook Air

After announcing the 13 and 15 inch MacBook Pros, Apple has also announced a MacBook Air replacement. This 13″ MacBook Pro features just 2 Thunderbolt ports instead of 4 on the new models, and keeps the function key row unlike the newer model with TouchBar too. It’ll be 12% thinner than the MacBook air at […]

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Apple announces MacBook Pros with TouchBar & TouchID

On this week, the 25 year anniversary of Apple’s first notebook, Apple has announced a redesign MacBook Pro. Available in Silver and Space Grey and in 13 or 15 inch sizes, with the former sizing up 17% thinner at 14.9mm compared to the 18mm of the older model. The 15 inch model used to size up […]

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Acer Aspire R11 review: A budget laptop convertible with budget performance

Mid-2016 is a good time to be shopping around for a new computer without spending a fortune. Between Chromebooks, tablets and budget Windows laptops, there’s a bunch of different options to suit the budget-minded customer. The Acer Aspire R11 is an 11-inch, Windows 10 laptop-tablet hybrid that falls right into budget territory at £220 (at […]

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Acer announces new Swift 7 laptop that’s just 1cm thin

It looks like laptop manufacturers are on a mission to make their machines as ultra portable as possible, and so far the results look very impressive. Today, ahead of IFA 2016 in Berlin, Acer has announced a range of laptops including the Swift 1($249/€349) all the way to the very good looking Swift 7 ($999/€1299) […]