Laptops

  • PC Specialist Mirage II review

    281

    A low-priced 11.6in laptop, but the PC Specialist Mirage II is a poor performer with little battery life

    Key specs 

    Processor: Dual-core 1.0GHz AMD E1-2100 APU, RAM: 4GB, Size: 297x190x30.5mm, Weight: 1.3kg, Screen size: 11.1in, Screen resolution: 1,366x768, Graphics adaptor: AMD Radeon HD 8210, Total storage: 500GB hard disk

    Published 
    7 Sep 2014
  • HP Chromebook 14 review

    269

    The HP Chromebook 14 is a decent, if not slightly expensive, Chrome OS laptop

    Key specs 

    Processor: Dual-core 1.4GHz Intel Celeron 2955U, RAM: 4GB, Size: 344x240x20.6mm, Weight: 1.9kg, Screen size: 14in, Screen resolution: 1,366x768, Graphics adaptor: Intel HD Graphics, Total storage: 16GB SSD

    Published 
    27 Aug 2014
  • Dell Inspiron 15 5000 review

    549

    Great build quality and excellent performance make the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 a great laptop at a reasonable price

    Key specs 

    Processor: Dual-core 2GHz Intel Core i7-4510U, RAM: 8GB, Size: 380x259x21.8mm, Weight: 2.38kg, Screen size: 15.6in, Screen resolution: 1,366x768, Graphics adaptor: AMD Radeon HD R7 M265, Total storage: 1TB Hard disk

    Published 
    27 Aug 2014
  • Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display review

    Apple 13in Macbook Pro with Retina Display (Late 2013)
    1 499
    inc VAT

    A beautiful Retina display, powerful Haswell processor and excellent integrated graphics make the 13-inch MacBook Pro simply awesome

    Key specs 

    13.3 in 2,560x1,600 display, 1.6kg, 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-4288U, 8.00GB RAM, 512GB disk, MacOS X Mavericks

    Published 
    21 Aug 2014
  • Chillblast Defiant 2 Mini review

    Chillblast Defiant Mini 2
    899
    inc VAT

    The Defiant 2 Mini's attractively small chassis houses mid-range gaming power at a reasonable price

    Key specs 

    Processor: Quad-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-4710MQ, RAM: 8GB, Dimensions(HxWxD): 31.9x330x227mm, Weight: 2.1kg, Screen size: 13in, Screen resolution: 1,920x1,080, Total storage: 1TB hard disk, Operating system: Windows 8.1

    Published 
    7 Aug 2014
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 review

    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Type Cover
    849

    It's quite expensive, but the Surface Pro 3 is a superb Windows tablet that can genuinely replace your laptop

    Key specs 

    Processor: Dual-core 1.9GHz Intel Core i5-4300U, Screen size: 12in, Screen resolution: 2,160x1,440, Rear camera: 5-megapixel, Storage: 128GB, Wireless data: N/A, Size: 292x201x9.1mm, Weight: 800g, Operating system: Windows 8.1 Pro

    Published 
    6 Aug 2014
  • Fujitsu Stylistic Q584

    Fujitsu Stylistic
    1 198
    inc VAT (tablet and keyboard dock only)

    A decent enterprise tablet, but it’s expensive and not rugged enough for our liking

    Key specs 

    Processor: 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3770, RAM: 4GB, Dimensions(HxWxD): 180.8x267x9.9mm, Weight: 640g, Screen size: 10.1in, Screen resolution: 2,560x1,600, Total storage: 128GB SSD, Operating system: Windows 8.1

    Published 
    2 Aug 2014
  • Toshiba SATELLITE S50T-B-10H review

    Toshiba Satellite S50T B-10H
    750
    inc VAT

    The S50T-B-10H is a decent enough laptop, but poor screen lets it down

    Key specs 

    Processor: Dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Core i7 4500U, RAM: 8GB, Dimensions(HxWxD): 20x380x262mm, Screen size: 15.6in, Screen resolution: 1,366x768, Total storage: 1TB hard disk, Operating system: Windows 8.1, Parts and labour warranty: One-year collect and return

    Published 
    1 Aug 2014
  • Asus X550LDV-XO552H review

    666
    inc VAT

    Good graphics and processor speed, but screen quality could be better on the Asus X550LDV-XO552

    Key specs 

    Processor: Dual-core Intel Core i7-4510U, RAM: 8GB, Dimensions(HxWxD): 31.7x380x251mm, Weight: 2.3kg, Screen size: 15.6in, Screen resolution: 1,366x768, Total storage: 1TB hard disk, Operating system: Windows 8.1

    Published 
    28 Jul 2014
  • Dell Precision M3800

    Dell XPS 15
    1 955
    inc VAT

    Good for processor and graphics-intensive tasks, but its touchpad and issues with display scaling spoils it

    Key specs 

    Processor: Quad-core 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-4702HQ, RAM: 16GB, Dimensions(HxWxD): 18x372x254 (HxWxD), Weight: 1.9kg, Screen size: 15.6in, Screen resolution: 3,200x1,800, Total storage: 512GB, Operating system: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Published 
    21 Jul 2014
  • Aorus X7 v2

    Gigabyte Aorus X7 v2
    1 749
    inc VAT

    This stratospherically powerful and remarkably thin SLI gaming laptop is unsurprisingly hot and loud

    Key specs 

    Processor: Quad-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-4860HQ, RAM: 16GB, Dimensions(HxWxD): 22.9x428x305mm, Weight: 3kg, Screen size: 17.3in, Screen resolution: 1,920x1,080, Total storage: 3x128GB SSDs in Raid 0, 1TB hard disk, Operating system: Windows 8.1

    Published 
    15 Jul 2014
  • Dell XPS 11

    Dell XPS 11
    859
    inc VAT

    Disappointing touch keyboard and average screen ruin what could be a good laptop

    Key specs 

    11.6 in 2,560x1,440 display, 1.1kg, 1.5GHz Intel Core i5-4210Y, 4.00GB RAM, 128GB disk, Windows 8.1

    Published 
    10 Jul 2014
  • Asus VivoBook X200CA

    Asus VivoBook X200CA
    299
    inc VAT

    Battery life could be better, but this budget touchscreen laptop is great value

    Key specs 

    11.6 in 1,366x768 display, 1.4kg, 1.4GHz Intel Celeron 1007U, 4.00GB RAM, 500GB disk, Windows 8

    Published 
    10 Jul 2014
  • Chillblast Helium i7 4500 14" Ultrabook review

    899
    inc VAT

    Powerful and good-value ultraportable laptop, but its keyboard and battery life disappoint

    Key specs 

    Processor: 1.8GHz Intel Core i7-4500U, RAM: 16GB, Dimensions(HxWxD): 23x340x240, Weight: 2.0kg, Screen size: 14in, Screen resolution: 1,600x900, Total storage: 620GB (120GB SSD + 500GB hybrid hard disk), Operating system: Windows 8.1 64bit

    Published 
    28 Jun 2014
  • Acer Aspire Switch 10

    Acer Aspire Switch 10
    295
    inc VAT

    A decent convertible, but its poor keyboard and lack-lustre performance makes the Asus T100 a better buy

    Key specs 

    Processor: Quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3745

    RAM: 2GB

    Dimensions(HxWxD): 8.9x261.6x177.1mm

    Weight: Tablet: 0.585kg; With keyboard 1.104kg

    Screen size: 10.1in

    Screen resolution: 1,366x768

    Total storage: 32GB SSD

    Operating system: Windows 8.1

    Published 
    27 Jun 2014
  • Scan 3XS Graphite LG156 review

    Scan 3XS Graphite LG156 3/4
    899
    inc VAT

    Superb gaming performance for a sub-£1,000 laptop, but it’s bulky and plain

    Key specs 

    Processor: Quad-core 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 4710MQ, RAM: 8GB, Dimensions(HxWxD): 42.7x374x250mm, Weight: 2.7kg, Screen size: 15.6 inches, Screen resolution: 1,920x1,080, Total storage: 1TB hybrid hard disk

    Published 
    23 Jun 2014
  • Schenker XMG P504

    Schenker XMG P504
    1 650
    inc VAT

    This 15.6-inch gaming laptop blitzes the competition, but it’s expensive

    Key specs 

    15.6 in 1,920x1,080 display, 3.3kg, 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-4710MQ, 8.00GB RAM, 919GB disk, Windows 8.1 64bit

    Published 
    14 Jun 2014
  • Schenker S403

    Schenker S403
    875
    inc VAT

    This ultraportable has a good specification for its price, but is let down by terrible battery life

    Key specs 

    14 in 1,920x1,080 display, 1.8kg, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-4200U, 8.00GB RAM, 620GB disk, Windows 8.1

    Published 
    13 Jun 2014
  • Dell Chromebook 11

    Dell Chromebook 11
    215
    inc VAT

    Dell’s latest Chromebook is a good performer, but it’s more expensive than our current favourite

    Published 
    13 Jun 2014
  • HP Spectre 13-3010ea

    HP Spectre 13-3010ea
    1 049
    inc VAT

    A light and attractive ultraportable let down by a clunky touchpad and high price

    Key specs 

    13.3 in 1,920x1,080 display, 1.5kg, 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-4200U, 8.00GB RAM, 265GB disk, Windows 8.1

    Published 
    12 Jun 2014