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Computing Laptops

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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Computing Laptops

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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Computing Laptops

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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Apps & Software Windows

Microsoft is making Windows 10 updates smaller (and faster) to download

Updating a Windows machine can be a painstaking process, but with a new tecnology called UUP — or Unified Update Platform — Microsoft is aiming to drastically reduce the size of your update downloads. Available to Windows Insider users on PC, tablet, smartphones, IoT and HoloLens devices, UUP aims to reduce the download size of updates by […]

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Apps & Software

LastPass password manager is now free for all your devices

Password management is hardly the sexiest subject in the tech world, but considering the amount of hacks, identity fraud and scandals we hear about on the news, paying extra care & attention to your passwords is turning into a must. That’s why today, LastPass has made their password manager free to use across all of your […]

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Computing Peripherals

Logitech M330 Silent Plus mouse review

The Good: A simple design, comfortable materials and reliable performing mouse. Best of all, it works as advertised and drastically reduces the sound compared to other mice. The Bad: As the ‘Plus’ model to the M330 Silent I would have liked to see larger dimensions. I don’t have the largest hands but even I find […]

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Computing Desktop PCs

Microsoft’s Surface Studio just made desktop PCs exciting again

The world of desktop PCs hasn’t exactly been thrilling in the last few years. Apart from thinner and higher resolution displays, some interesting designs and more power, desktop computers haven’t really changed much. Today however, Microsoft’s Surface Studio made desktop PCs exciting again. Starting at $2,999, the Surface Studio comes with a 28-inch touch screen display that’s […]

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Computing Laptops

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 […]