HP Envy x2 review: an elegant design and excellent battery life elevate this classy Windows 10 2-in-1

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Can this Snapdragon-powered hybrid deliver? Past iterations of the HP Envy x2 haven’t exactly been unmitigated successes. The Windows 8-packing 2011 HP Envy x2, for example, despite offering excellent battery life left us wanting more in terms of power, design, and price, with us concluding that we were still waiting for a Windows device “that challenges [….]

HP’s latest Pavilion PCs are built for gamers on a budget

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They promise the performance and style of gaming PCs without huge prices. Many conspicuously gaming-oriented PCs are aimed at high-end buyers, the sort who won’t flinch at splurging on top-end parts and extravagant RGB lighting. But that’s not really how the gaming market works — there are many, many people only ask for just enough [….]

ASUS TUF Gaming FX504 Gaming Laptop

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As well as announcing the imminent availability of their new Asus RoG Strix GL503 and GL703 gaming laptops, Asus has also announced the launch of its new TUF Gaming FX504 gaming laptop, although the company has not yet announced any pricing for the Windows 10 gaming notebook. The affordable gaming laptop priorities stability and durability [….]

ASUS ZENBOOK FLIP 14 REVIEW: PORTABLE POWER

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The ZenBook Flip 14 is a 2-in-1 with a twist This is the future of ultraportable laptops: a machine capable of 3D editing and Photoshop without bending under pressure or giving up anything in portability. Everything about Asus’ new ZenBook Flip 14 looks and sounds standard for a 2-in-1 laptop — a thin body, a [….]

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

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A faster, but still divisive, MacBook Pro 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. While this update certainly doesn’t disappoint, apply due diligence before clicking the ‘buy’ button.   BENCHMARKS Cinebench CPU: 383 points; Graphics: 34 fps [….]

The best gaming laptops you can buy in 2018

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The very best laptops for gaming on the go – from high-spec performers to great all-rounders – to suit all budgets Why choose a great gaming laptop in 2018? Hulking great behemoth gaming desktops have their advantages (mainly a butt load of processing power), but they’re not exactly ideal for gaming on the go. Humans [….]

Dell XPS 13 review: one of the world’s best laptops is even better than before

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Is this the best laptop money can buy? Spoiler: yes Dell’s flagship laptop dares to Think Different. While other manufacturers tend to ape Apple, often sacrificing functionality for form, Dell concentrates on what really matters: making a laptop that, while good looking, never puts style above substance. Unlike the MacBook you couldn’t cut cheese with [….]