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Love it or hate it, Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is a big departure from classic Windows with a new tiled start screen which aims to fit tablets as well as PCs.

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Is the PC losing its touch?

Is the PC losing its touch?

The industry’s response to the tablet has been to push touch in laptops. If the shelves of Best Buy are any indication, it seems to have worked. So why are there now reports that touchscreen laptops will be phased out?

published December 1, 2014 by

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HP ElitePad 900 review

HP ElitePad 900 review

Although it's well built and delivers decent battery life, the ElitePad 900's combination of a basic Atom-based tablet and a range of optional extras is an expensive way to build a work-ready system.

published July 29, 2013 by

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Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 review

Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 review

The chunky Toughpad FZ-G1 has a high-resolution outdoor-visible screen, is moderately rugged, and delivers decent performance and middling battery life with the standard battery. The biggest drawback, however, is the price.

published May 3, 2013 by

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review

Although it's expensive for a moderate-performing Atom-based Windows 8 tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet 2's design and build quality are excellent, while pen support is a real bonus.

published April 8, 2013 by

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Dell Latitude 10 review

Dell Latitude 10 review

The Atom-based Latitude 10 is short on performance, but delivers excellent battery life — especially with the optional 4-cell battery. Although some aspects of the industrial design and build quality could be better, this is a decent business-class Windows 8 tablet.

published March 11, 2013 by

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Dell XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook review

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.

published March 5, 2013 by

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Microsoft Surface Pro review

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.

published February 12, 2013 by

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Lenovo ThinkPad S230u Twist review

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.

published December 14, 2012 by

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