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Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook review

The swivel-screen XPS 12 offers clever design, solid build quality and a high-quality (if reflective) screen. Battery life is not great, though, and this system is severely lacking in connectivity — even by ultrabook standards.

March 5, 2013 by Sandra Vogel

15 Comments 1 Vote

Microsoft Surface Pro review

The Core i5-based Surface Pro combines ultrabook components with a (chunky) 10.6in. tablet form factor to deliver decent performance and excellent build quality. However, a few design issues, missing features and, above all, disappointing battery life suggest you'd be wise to wait and see how this product develops.

February 12, 2013 by

124 Comments 3 Votes

BlackBerry Z10 review

The Z10 is a nicely designed handset with a superb touchscreen and good specifications that include LTE and NFC support. The new BlackBerry 10 OS offers a decent user experience once you get used to it, although we'd like to see a physical home button.

February 5, 2013 by Sandra Vogel

27 Comments 17 Votes

Lenovo ThinkPad S230u Twist review

An ultrabook that can convert to a tablet when the occasion demands, the ThinkPad Twist has a lot going for it. The build quality is very good, and there are enough business-friendly features to make it acceptable as a BYOD system. Battery life may be an issue though.

December 14, 2012 by

7 Comments 5 Votes

Microsoft Surface review

Microsoft's ARM-based tablet has plenty of good points, but there are enough downsides to make caution advisable. The hardware platform and the Windows RT ecosystem will undoubtedly improve, so we'd suggest giving version 1.0 a miss unless you're an avid early adopter.

November 6, 2012 by

100 Comments 27 Votes

Google Nexus 10 review

The Nexus 10 sets the standard for other tablet manufacturers. If Google can persuade developers to fill in the gaps in the app market, then it will deserve to be wildly popular.

November 2, 2012 by Rupert Goodwins

68 Comments 22 Votes

Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) review

Ubuntu 12.10 contains more controversial changes than expected. If you can live with or work around those changes, it remains a powerful and useful desktop Linux operating system.

October 18, 2012 by Terry Relph-Knight

39 Comments 4 Votes

Sony VAIO T13 review

The VAIO T13 ultrabook is attractively priced, but Sony has made a number of compromises to achieve this.

October 4, 2012 by Sandra Vogel

4 Comments 19 Votes

Dell OptiPlex 9010 AIO review

Dell's business-class 23in. all-in-one desktop has a lot to recommend it, including unfussy design, solid construction, low power consumption and quiet operation. However, its graphics performance is moderate, the screen's viewing angles could be better and it's not cheap.

September 26, 2012 by

4 Comments

QuickBooks Pro 2013 review

A jazzy new interface and a CRM-like Lead Centre are the main new features in QuickBooks 2013. Existing users may struggle to justify the upgrade, but there's a lot in the product already and this refresh certainly won't do sales any harm.

September 20, 2012 by Alan Stevens

10 Comments 5 Votes

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