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Review: MSI GT70 2PC Dominator

Introduction and performance The emergence of efficient components, tiny SSDs and Intel’s Ultrabook brand has seen the laptop market shift towards lithe, light machines, but they’re still no good if you’re a keen gamer. If you want to play new titles at high settings, you still need a chunkier gaming machine – and the MSI  Full Article…

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Hands-on review: New Razer Blade

There’s something gratifying about a company keying in on customer complaints and attempting to, if not making, amends on the next version of a product. Not that the first 14-inch Razer Blade was a disaster – we gave it 4.5 stars out of five in our review – but Razer recognized it could have been  Full Article…

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Hands-on review: Samsung Chromebook 2

More laptops based on Google’s Chrome OS are hitting the market and Samsung’s second generation of Chromebook is testament to the resolute approach Google’s partners have adopted. The Korean company had its Chromebook 2 11-inch and 13-inch Chromebooks on display at its booth at CeBIT 2014 in Germany, two models that it announced earlier this  Full Article…

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Review: Nikon Coolpix S2800

Overview Available in purple, pink, red, silver and black, the Nikon Coolpix S2800 is a compact camera with a decent set of specs. With its 20 million pixel sensor, 5x optical zoom lens (26-130mm equivalent) and 12 creative filters, it’s a budget compact camera, but still offers a number of ways to transform your photos.  Full Article…

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Young

Introduction and design When it comes to the modern smartphone, there are two manufacturers that manage to stand head and shoulders above the rest. Both Apple and Samsung have managed to take the mobile market by storm with their own takes on what should be in your pocket. Unsurprisingly Samsung is the largest smartphone manufacturer  Full Article…

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Review: Toshiba Encore

Overview Let’s not beat about the bush here; the market that the Toshiba Encore tablet is launching into isn’t too healthy at the moment. While sales of tablet PCs themselves are in rude health – the iPad Air and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 are doing very well, whilst small-form tablets such as the iPad Mini  Full Article…

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Review: Sony KDL-50W829

Introduction and features The KDL-50W829 may seem an unglamorous mid-range offering from Sony, but with a full armoury of features including Smart connectivity, 3D compatibility and a picture processor that punches well above its weight (although you’d never guess it). Also available in 42- and 55-inch guises (aka the KDL-42W829 and KDL-55W829), it sits some  Full Article…

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Hands-on review: Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone lens

Believe it or not, there’s a world of iPhone photography beyond food, cats and one’s own face. The iPhone 5 has a shockingly capable camera, and since the iPhone 5S can shoot 120fps for quality slow motion, so there’s potential for real visual drama. If you wan’t an extreme close up you’re still stuck with  Full Article…

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Hands-on review: Roku Streaming Stick

These days, everything short of your toaster seems to have a Wifi connection and a Netflix app. Streaming support has become a given as more and more devices become "smart" and media providers smarten up as well, offering their content on demand or at the very least, pay to play. Roku took an early lead  Full Article…

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Hands-on review: Nikon D4S

Image quality and resolution We’ve finally got our hands on the D4S, Nikon’s long-awaited upgrade to its most advanced flagship DSLR. As part of our image quality testing for our forthcoming Nikon D4S review, we’ve shot a resolution chart, and frankly we were too excited to keep the results to ourselves, so here they are.  Full Article…

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