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October 11, 2010 by in Microsoft

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer officially introduces Windows Phone 7 at a press event in New York City. Microsoft's latest mobile foray showcases nearly every development group within the company, from Bing search to Xbox gaming, to Zune media streaming to Office business content creation.

September 14, 2010 by in Tablets

Dell unveils convertible Windows 7 tablet

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Dell's Dave Zavelson shows off the company's new 10-inch Windows 7 tablet. Its standout feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and then convert it into a laptop design. The tablet will be available later this year.

January 7, 2010 by in Hardware

Microsoft highlights new devices at CES 2010

At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage and highlights some of the key devices and technologies the company will be launching in the coming year. He demos a new slate PC from HP running Windows 7 as well as some new Windows Mobile phones. Robbie Bach, the company's president of Entertainment and Devices, also talks about Microsoft's plan for Natal and announces a ship date of Christmas 2010.

Lenovo ThinkPad S230u Twist review

December 14, 2012 by in Laptops

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.

Microsoft Surface review

November 6, 2012 by in Tablets

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.

Windows Server 2012: RTM review

September 13, 2012 by in Windows

Windows Server 2012: RTM review

Microsoft is looking ahead to a future of private and public clouds, where information is everything, and users can access it however they want. Is Microsoft's latest server OS up to the job?

Dell OptiPlex 960

March 11, 2009 by in Dell

Dell OptiPlex 960

If you're shopping at the premium end of the business desktop market, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than the Dell OptiPlex 960.

Toshiba Tecra R10

February 12, 2009 by in Intel

Toshiba Tecra R10

Despite its strong performance, the tacky design and inflated price leaves the Toshiba Tecra R10 behind the competition.

HP 2533t Mobile Thin Client

August 24, 2008 by in Windows

HP 2533t Mobile Thin Client

The desktop is dead, long live the thin client desktop. Following the trend of migrating applications into the datacentre, thin clients have become increasingly popular. We found HP's first mobile thin client to be a reliable system at a reasonable price.

Lenovo ThinkCentre A57

May 28, 2008 by in Intel

Lenovo ThinkCentre A57

The Lenovo A57 is a well-priced office desktop with a strong performance. While very similar to its smaller sibling, the M57e, the A57 offers better performance and upgrade options for a small price increase.

Acer Aspire e650

September 7, 2006 by in Intel

Acer Aspire e650

The Acer Aspire e650 is a powerful, feature-rich media centre, but we're still not convinced that Viiv is mature enough for mass adoption.

ASUS P525

August 24, 2006 by in Collaboration

ASUS P525

ASUS enters the local smartphone arena with a bang -- the P525 quad-band PDA looks to be a great companion for the mobile professional.

HP iPAQ rw6800

March 5, 2006 by in Windows

HP iPAQ rw6800

The BlackBerry for non-corporate users who require extensive multimedia capabilities, in addition to push-e-mail.

O2 Xda Atom

November 29, 2005 by in Windows

O2 Xda Atom

It has Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel camera and runs on Windows Mobile 5.0, yet shares the same dimensions as the Xda II Mini. Find out what the hype on the Xda Atom is all about.

O2 Xphone IIm

June 20, 2005 by in Windows

O2 Xphone IIm

O2's Xphone IIm should appeal to those who want a smarter than average phone, but against serious smartphone opposition it comes a very distinct second.

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