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Razer Blade Stealth 13
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Honor MagicBook 14
Price: £669 (inc VAT) from Honor has updated its MagicBook 14 and 15 – only released in the UK a scant nine or so months ago – with faster Ryzen 4000-series processors for a welcome spec boost. Not much else has changed, but given
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Google Pixel 4a 5G
Price: £499 (inc VAT) from Google makes excellent cheap smartphones for the mid-range market, but the Pixel 4a doesn’t support 5G. Well, anyone disappointed by that can now be satisfied with the aptly named Pixel 4a 5G. However, the
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Motorola Razr 5G
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Price: £87 (inc VAT) from Acronis True Image 2021 Premium is indisputably the most comprehensive solution when it comes to backup and computer security for Windows PCs. In fact, we’re unaware of any other product that actually marri
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Microsoft Is Testing A Cortana ‘File Skill’ To Find Files Faster In Windows 10
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The Windows Feature Experience Pack Is Curated Collection For Beta Testers
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Your PC Is Either DirectX 12 Ultimate-ready Or You’re Not A Real Gamer
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Why Microsoft Has Blocked Hundreds Of Sites In Internet Explorer
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Windows Patch Allows You To Kill Flash Now Before The Christmas Deadline
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Intel Says ‘Rocket Lake’ Chips Will Offer Double-digit Performance Boost
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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go
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Asus ZenBook Flip 13
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OnePlus 8T
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Google Pixel 5
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How Apple’s New M1 Macs Could Finally Make Windows On Arm A Reality
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Ask An Expert: When Should You Replace A PC?
How do you decide when it’s to time upgrade your PC vs replacing it altogether? Most PC builders (we included) operate on a gradual shift toward new systems. When assembling a brand-new system, we buy the best hardware we can at the time. Then we ext
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Ask An Expert: Do 7nm Process Nodes Matter?
Why do people get so heated about the node that different companies use? Intel gets a lot of flak for being on 14nm, and so has Nvidia for being on Samsung’s 8nm process. It’s as if anyone not on TMSC 7nm has made a fatal error. You can chalk up much
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Ask An Expert: Will We Need 8-core, 16-thread CPUs For Gaming Soon?
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Windows Insider Build 20246 Removes Features Amid Road Map Questions
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Microsoft debuts the 12in Surface Laptop Go
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AMD Says The Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 Is The ‘World’s Best Gaming CPU’
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Intel Confirms 11th-gen ‘Rocket Lake’ Desktop Chips Will Ship In Q1 2021
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Google’s Pixel 5 Offers A New Definition Of ‘Flagship’ Smartphone
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The Pixel 5 Makes Google’s Phone Line-up More Confusing Than Ever
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Google unveils Pixel 4a 5G
Google has unveiled a 5G version of its Pixel 4a smartphone. Priced just £499, you can pre-order it now from It’s due to be released on 19 November. Although you might think that the Pixel 4a 5G is simply a version of the regular 4a
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