It’s a question that’s been thrust at the iPad since day one: is it a proper computer? Certainly, one of the Apple tab’s biggest bugbears is that typing anything of length is akin to miming War & Peace: laborious. But can a keyboard, and a place to keep the iPad upright, change that? We’ve been using the iLuv Workstation to see if it can turn Apple’s pride and joy into a proper PC. Read more

August 1st, 2011
MacBook Air review

The white plastic MacBook didn’t die. Turns out it was just an ugly duckling, then one day it lost its bum fluff and woke up with a beautiful plumage of unibody aluminium, a better processor, and a waif like profile. In other words, as the new MacBook Air.

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July 12th, 2011

BeBook is best known for its e-readers, but now it’s branching out into the world of tablets (isn’t everyone nowadays?). As such, the BeBook Live is a super budget 7-inch offering that’s taking tablets out of the polo-necked clutches of the Apple brigade, bringing them to the masses. We can’t argue with the price, but is there anything else that’ll aggravate you should you choose to spend? Read on and find out.

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July 4th, 2011

It seems like ages since HP announced the TouchPad alongside the Veer and Pre 3 in February. Over the past five months we’ve seen RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook, Apple’s iPad 2 and a full-scale Android Honeycomb assault. Faced with fierce competition can the HP TouchPad carve out a niche in the crowded tablet market?

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May 31st, 2011

The Samsung Series 9 laptop turned heads at CES back in January. Here was an ultra portable that for the first time might match the second generation MacBook Air for looks, and even beat it in power. Has it lived up to those claims? Find out here in our full Samsung Series 9 laptop review.

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May 17th, 2011

That much rumoured Amazon Android tablet is back on the rumour mill but the latest word is that we can expect not one but two tablets. Boy Genius Reports claims a loose-lipped tipster at Amazon says we’ll see an entry-level Tegra 2 tablet codenamed “Coyote” and a quad-core beast with the codename “Hollywood”.

That more powerful device will apparently rock the Superman-referencing, NVIDIA T30 “Kal-El” processor. There’s no news on other specs yet so we’ll just have to imagine what Amazon might be cooking up. Click the headline and hop into the comments to tell us what features you want to see in the mysterious Amazon Android tablets.

Out TBC | £TBC | Amazon (via Boy Genius Report)

May 16th, 2011

The HTC Flyer is a very different type of slate computer. It’s no iPad or Eee Pad, but a virtual Filofax designed to be carried at all times: it’s almost a return to the era of the Palm Pilot and the PDA. But on crack. Read on and find out whether it’s worth slapping down for one here in our HTC Flyer review.

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May 13th, 2011

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is the third Android Honeycomb tablet we’ve got to grips with here in Blighty. Currently our fave is Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer, thanks to its low price, ace screen and sensible software, but can its Taiwanese arch-rival outdo it? Read our Acer Iconia Tab A500 review and find out.

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