HP takes on the MacBook Air with the Spectre x360 hybrid laptop

What do you think of when you hear the name HP? Laser printers maybe? Office desktops, business laptops? All very worthy but generally dull. Well, it’s time to throw away those preconceptions because HP is putting on the style. Its latest HP Spectre x360 range of hybrid laptops is slim, stylish and set to take … Continue reading HP takes on the MacBook Air with the Spectre x360 hybrid laptop

The updated Toshiba Kira series: putting the ‘ultra’ in ultrabook?

Toshiba has announced it has both expanded and enhanced its premium Ultrabook Kira range. According to Toshiba, with a range of new features, the 13.3 inch Kira takes “performance to an improved level as the ultimate Ultrabook both for personal and business use.” The Kira range will soon be available for the first time in … Continue reading The updated Toshiba Kira series: putting the ‘ultra’ in ultrabook?

Review round-up: The Dell Venue 8 7000 – the World’s thinnest tablet?

Did Dell make crappy laptops? Some loved them, love hated them. But it now seems our experiences of Dell’s products can be put to one side, with the arrival of a statement-making 8-inch Android tablet – The Dell Venue 8 7000, proudly marketed as “the world’s thinnest tablet”. So it’s definitely got our attention, but … Continue reading Review round-up: The Dell Venue 8 7000 – the World’s thinnest tablet?

Asus ZenBook UX305: looks good, but is there substance?

It’s ultra slim line. It’s aimed at professionals on the go, and it weighs just 1.2kg. The Asus ZenBook UX305 certainly sounds like it could have potential for those who work on the move, but what to the critics think? When it comes to laptops, CNET isn’t always the forthcoming in sounding the merits. When … Continue reading Asus ZenBook UX305: looks good, but is there substance?

Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 7 – how good can a £70 tablet be?

In recent weeks we’ve seen major players including Tesco and Vodafone stepping up their efforts in the budget tablet market – anybody would think it was getting close to some major seasonal gift buying event. Now French manufacturer Alcatel is getting in on the act, bringing its OneTouch PIXI 7 tablet – first unveiled at … Continue reading Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 7 – how good can a £70 tablet be?

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active – the rugged tablet for business types

Tablet computers are becoming increasingly popular among business users as a means of allowing employees to stay connected wherever they are. But for industrial environments, field service personnel or people who work outdoors, a conventional tablet may not be up to the task. Step forward Samsung with an answer to the problem in the form … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Tab Active – the rugged tablet for business types

Nokia returns with N1 Android tablet

Nokia is back and is back in style! Being a product that marks the former phone giant’s return to consumer electronics, naturally the announcement that Nokia is releasing an Android tablet is causing quite a stir. Sites as diverse as the Android Police and the BBC, the Phone Arena and Forbes, quickly gave Nokia’s announcement … Continue reading Nokia returns with N1 Android tablet

Google Nexus 9: their finest tablet entry?

Though it hasn’t scaled the heights of Samsung’s Android success, Google’s Nexus line has been doing a good trade with your “purists” and those who enjoy a less restricted experience, and that’s in short down to the fact that its phones and tablets are, on the whole, damn good devices. With Lollipop on the way … Continue reading Google Nexus 9: their finest tablet entry?