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  • HP Spectre X2 review: a Microsoft Surface by any other name

    HP's been on a rather impressive streak with laptops lately, delivering the snazzy Elitebook Folio and its latest Pavilion Gaming notebook (review) in recent months. But what if you value a versatile form factor and battery life above snazzy graphics and truckloads of power? Well, then you'll need to take a peek at the HP Spectre X2. Let's start with the hardware Unbox the HP Spectre X2 and you'll instantly notice the distinct form factor, being a convertible tablet akin to the Microsoft Surface line. So that means a tablet with a kickstand and a lightweight keyboard cover. It's not quite a cut-and-paste job...

  • Scan 3XS Graphite LG5 review: good things come in small packages

    We're living in the post-Ultrabook era. Even when laptops are designed to do something much more taxing than pushing websites around, we still expect them to be sexy. Which explains why this diminutive laptop has us in two minds. On one hand it's a tiny machine that packs a decent punch on the hardware side of things. On the other, it's a little on the ugly side due to its thickness and drab colouring. It's also surprisingly heavy for its size. It's not an Ultrabook, in other words. The 3XS Graphite LG5 isn't looking to make a name for itself with...

  • It’s $1699 for a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro: Interested?

    Here's a delicious piece of information. The 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro is being priced at US$1 699. Sorry, prices start from US$1 699. That's for the base model then. As specs escalate, so does the price by a reported US$200-300. The smaller MacPro with Retina Display will launch 23 October and is a far less expensive than the 15-inch daddy, which starts from US$2199. Resolution is 2560x1600, which is part and parcel...