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[16 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Is this your next tablet?

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime isn’t a robot in disguise, but it does have a few tricks up its sleeve that any Autobot or Decepticon would be proud of. This new Transformer improves upon the original version from earlier this year, adds more power and funky new styling.?
But is this update worth the substantial price – it’s more than a budget laptop – and does it offer enough to be crowned the best Android tablet on the market?
Design on a diet
The Asus Eee Pad Transformer …

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[15 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Second in command

Samsung’s flagship plasma TV represents a delicious compromise. It’s got the second best online dimension, after Sony’s Bravia Internet Video platform, which is too often strapped to TVs with lacklustre 3D pictures. And the second best 3D performance, losing out to Panasonic’s plasmas, which are the best performers, but are blighted by a content-light online service.
We’ll leave this 51-inch plasma’s 3D dimension alone for a while – it’s an optional add-on, with no 3D glasses in the box – and concentrate first on why Smart Hub is becoming …

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[15 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

A trusty friend

Acer’s Timeline small business laptops mix both business and pleasure; you get a good quality, if a little basic, machine for not much cash. The latest 15-inch model adds good looks to the mix, along with a Sandy Bridge Core i3 processor and plenty of memory. ?
Unless you’re forking out for a custom colour, laptops are usually black, silver, or if you’re really lucky, white. So it’s nice to see Acer taking a different approach to the look-and-feel with the Timeline X.
Our sample machine was a tasteful …

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[15 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Cheap and capable

Those of us with expensive smartphones sometimes forget that not everyone needs, or wants, a device in their pocket that costs ?500. So for those who either don’t see the point of super-expensive phones, or just simply can’t justify the expense, there’s the Orange San Francisco II.
Costing just ?99, the new San Francisco offer a lot of the same features as more expensive handsets, but at a price that’s compatible with any pocket. But can we recommend you buy one, or is even ?99 too much for …

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[13 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

Look, no wires

The Panasonic FX90 packs in many up-to-date features: there’s a 3-inch touchscreen and 24-120mm zoom lens to control all the action, met with Wi-Fi technology and 1080i HD movie capture.
Its feature set sounds impressive, but can the kind of touchscreen response and intuitive layout that Smartphones continue to provide be met in the Lumix FX90?
Touch control
Touch technology, like the FX90’s touchscreen, is all the rage at the moment. All the top smartphones make best use of it, but those devices are hundreds of pounds more than Panasonic’s ?220 …