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Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review: Big Specs, Big Price

Aside from a couple USB port changes, you might not be able to tell the difference between Microsoft’s latest Surface Book and its past iterations. They look nearly identical side-by-side. Same keyboard layout. Chassis colour. The screen/tablet portion still disconnects from the base. Even the clamshell hinge still has that accordion-look to it. What mainly sets the Surface Book 3 apart from its predecessors is what’s under the hood, and in this case, it’s an Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor and Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q graphics card – both current-gen parts and more than enough power to see you through your work day and then play some games once the clock hits 5 PM. It’s a dang fine machine, but it’s pricey, and most people probably won’t need or use all the versatility it offers. Read More >>

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New Surface Book 3 Details Leaked by European Retailers

Just a couple of days ago, news about a possible Surface Go 2 appeared in filings on the US Federal Communication Commission’s website. But now, it looks like we’ve just gotten some info about a different laptop from Microsoft, thanks to leaked product listings from gadget retailers in Europe. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 Shows Up in US Federal Communications Commission Filings

While the iPad gets most of the public’s attention when it comes to tablets, Microsoft’s Surface Go remains one of the most underrated hybrid tablets. Now, based on some recent US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filings, it appears a Surface Go 2 could be on its way. Read More >>

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Goes Full Batman

From the moment I opened up the Surface Pro X, I got the sense that Microsoft had entered a new chapter for its homegrown hardware. Gone are the huge bezels and hard edges found on the company’s previous detachables, and in their place you something that’s sleek and sophisticated, unlike anything Microsoft has made before. And when you combine its stealth black-on-black colour scheme with nifty tricks like its hidden stylus storage, I was hit with a realisation: the Surface Pro X is Batman. Read More >>

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The New XPS 13 2-in-1 Comes Tantalisingly Close to Overshadowing the Original

When it comes to laptops, I’m a big advocate of 2-in-1s like Lenovo’s Yoga C930 and Microsoft’s Surface Go because their flexible designs let you use them in situations a traditional notebook might not be able to handle. However, to deliver that kind of adaptability, sometimes 2-in-1 makers have to include trade-offs 2-in-1 such as higher prices or weaker specs. Read More >>

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The Google Pixel Slate Is a Brilliant Chrome OS Response to the iPad

Chromebooks aren’t supposed to cost a lot of money. That’s a big reason we like them! They’re always good enough, and they’re always cheap – think under £500. But the Pixel Slate, which carries the newest build of Chrome OS, has made a near perfect case for a pricier chromebook. This tablet, which turns into a laptop with the addition of a £190 accessory, starts at £550 and often works so well as either laptop or tablet that it feels like its almost always worth the price. Read More >>

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HP Thinks It Cracked the 2-in-1 Code

At first glance, the HP Spectre Folio looks like any old tablet in a leather case. It’s not outstanding or even very interesting looking. But it’s a very clever device, hiding in an elegant package. When you see it in person, your excitement slowly builds as its design reveals itself to you. Read More >>

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Lenovo’s Slickest 2-in-1 Ditches Its Famous Hinge For Two Hidden Tricks

For the past three years, Lenovo’s flaghip 900-series Yoga 2-in-1s have been some of the best convertibles on the market. They were sleek, powerful, and had way more flexibility than a boring old clamshell, with essentially zero downsides. Thanks to their sophisticated watch-band hinges, Lenovo’s high-end convertibles also had a real sense of style and personality. Read More >>

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The Microsoft Surface Go Is Practically Perfect

Look, £509 is a lot of money... unless you’re talking computers. Any computer you buy for that little is firmly a “budget” PC, as far as the people making them are concerned. They’re not impressive, or especially fast, or pretty. They’re purely functional—the Ford Fiesta of computers. The sheer mediocrity of the sub-£500 range of laptops is why the new £509 Microsoft Surface Go is so damn special. It’s a cheap laptop that’s actually nice. Read More >>

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HP’s Overkill Convertible Makes Your Surface Pro Look Wimpy and Weak

Want a laptop that lets you get in a quick Overwatch match after you’re done editing some video on its 4K display? How about a convertible that lets you crank out screeds even with the keyboard a few feet away? Need a tablet that lets you create and edit images without worrying about your stylus’ battery life? If you’re one of the rarefied souls with powerhouse demands like these, the HP ZBook x2 is just the laptop for you. All you need is about £3,660 (£3,656.40, to be precise) and a four-hour workday. Read More >>

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Finally, a Chrome Tablet Worth Getting Excited About

Companies keep trying to make tablets for education happen. Two weeks ago, Acer announced the Chromebook Tab 10, a confusingly named slate running Chrome OS that was designed with students and teachers in mind. Then Apple followed that up with a revamped iPad featuring some new education apps and Apple Pencil support. But to me, neither of these devices truly hit the spot, because they still lack the one feature you need for real productivity: a keyboard. Read More >>

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A Smartphone CPU Gives This Laptop Over 15 Hours of Battery Life

On the outside, the Asus Nova Go looks like a typical 2-in-1. It’s got a pleasant but not super exciting 13.3-inch touchscreen, a spacious touchpad with a built-in fingerprint reader, and a 360-degree hinge that lets it transform from a laptop to a tablet on a whim. But inside, this $600 (£425; UK pricing TBA) hybrid has the raging heart of… a smartphone? Read More >>

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MWC 2018: Alexa and Cortana Will Duke It Out in the Update to the Best Laptop Under £1,200

Alexa already dominates a tonne of living rooms and kitchens thanks to Amazon’s huge line of Echo smart speakers. But there’s still one major category of devices Alexa has yet to conquer: PCs. However, at CES 2018, Amazon announced that Alexa would be making its way onto computers too. That brings us to now, at MWC 2018, where Lenovo is showing off its line of new Yoga 730 2-in-1s, which are going to be one of the first systems sporting Alexa’s new PC integration. Read More >>

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CES 2018: Dell’s XPS 15 2-in-1 Wants to Be the Anti-MacBook Pro

Dell got CES 2018 started early when it debuted its fully redesigned flagship ultraportable last week. But the XPS 13 isn’t the only new premium system the company is showing off, and in some ways, it might not even be the most exciting, because now for the first time ever, there’s a 2-in-1 version of the XPS 15. Read More >>

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CES 2018: HP’s Convertible Spectre x360 15 Wants to Give You What the MacBook Pro Can’t

After the latest MacBook Pro refresh failed to deliver the kind of features buyers really wanted, Apple’s competitors sensed weaknesss. Instead of an overabundance of USB-C ports and gimmicky touch screens above the keyboard, systems like the new Spectre x360 15 are hoping to entice users back to PC land by offering way better flexibility, faster performance and the ability to live life dongle-free. Read More >>