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  • Samsung NX1000 review: a decent lightweight camera

    The Samsung NX1000 is the entry-level model in Samsung’s latest generation of NX line compact system cameras (CSCs). With an RRP of £599 / US$699 / AU$649 (and a street price that’s come down considerably since its launch), the plastic-bodied, 20.3 megapixel Samsung NX1000 is clearly aimed at photographers looking to take the next step with their photography and take more control over the picture-taking process. Key to the Samsung NX1000’s rather impressive spec sheet for a camera of this class is its aforementioned 20.3 million pixel APS-C CMOS sensor, an ISO range stretching from 100 to 12,800 and Full HD...

  • Asus Taichi review: two screens are better than one

    Anything one screen can do, two screens can do better. Such is the thinking behind Asus’s latest premium notebook-tablet hybrid, the Asus Taichi. The second screen fitted to the lid of the 1.25kg (2.76lbs) chassis enables you to turn this ultra-portable laptop into a tablet and take full advantage of the touch-optimised Windows 8 operating system. As with previous Asus products such as the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31Aor the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, the Asus Taichi is a gorgeously designed with a tapered wedge that measures only 3mm (0.12 inches) at its thinnest point. Lift the lid and the gunmetal grey brushed metal effect reminds us...

  • Nokia Lumia 820 review: the baby brother steps up

    The Nokia Lumia 820 isn’t meant as the Finnish firm’s flagship handset – that accolade belongs to the Lumia 920 – but this colourful Windows Phone 8 smartphone is impressive nonetheless. The Nokia Lumia 820 carries plenty of unique features and costs less than the Lumia 920, making it a tempting offer for anyone considering making the move to Microsoft’s OS. It goes without saying Nokia is pinning a lot of hope on this phone. Apple’siPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S3 are kicking up dust both in terms of sales and as standard bearers for their respective operating systems. You can pick the Lumia 820 up free from £25...

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