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MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Review

MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Review

Apple finally gave ambitious road-warriors with excellent vision the Retina MacBook Pro they'd been demanding, a 13-inch model to join the existing 15-inch Pro at the pinnacle of the company's mobile range. Promising the same eye-watering visuals with the sort of processing power the Pro line-up is known for, the 13-inch version also makes some concessions so as to slim down to suit more frequent travelers. Is this the perfect notebook for your bag? Read on for our full review.

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HTC One X+ benchmarked vs Jelly Bean Galaxy S III: Fight!

HTC One X+ benchmarked vs Jelly Bean Galaxy S III: Fight!

The new HTC One X+ has landed on the SlashGear test bench, and with HTC so especially proud of the performance tune-up its given its Android flagship, we were keen to see how it fared. Day-to-day speed we'll have to test awhile ahead of our full review, but some early benchmarks should help identify where the Tegra 3 smartphone has been particularly polished. Plus, with the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Samsung's unlocked Galaxy S III dropping in the UK just earlier today, it seemed rude not to run some comparative scores.

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EE LTE benchmarked: iPhone 5 gets super-fast in the UK

EE LTE benchmarked: iPhone 5 gets super-fast in the UK

UK 4G carrier EE has been flaunting its speeds again, and we couldn't resist stopping by to see how the iPhone 5 and other handsets perform on the new LTE network. Set to go live within a matter of weeks, EE - a combination of Orange and T-Mobile UK - promises to deliver the first taste of 4G speed to data-hungry Brits, and the numbers certainly are impressive: downloads nudging 60 Mbps and uploads of up to 18 Mbps.

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EE 4G LTE hands-on: Speed tests!

EE 4G LTE hands-on: Speed tests!

EE's 4G LTE network is already live, and so we grabbed some hands-on time to see just how quickly the new breed of 4G handsets set to hit the UK can run. The numbers - on what's an unstressed network, it's worth remembering - are certainly impressive, with download rates in excess of 34Mbps and uploads of over 22Mbps at times.

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13-inch Retina MacBook Pro benchmarks suggest incoming reveal

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro benchmarks suggest incoming reveal

We have new evidence that Apple is indeed planning a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, as MacRumors has discovered a new set of Geekbench 2 results for such a machine. This isn't the first time we've seen Geekbench results for a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, as benchmarks for a laptop with the same name - "MacBookPro10,2" - first appeared last month. This new set of benchmarks has quite a lot in common with the ones we saw last month, but there are a few differences to pay attention to.

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Sony LT25 “Tsubasa” tipped for Snapdragon S4, 720p display

Sony LT25 “Tsubasa” tipped for Snapdragon S4, 720p display

It’s been a whole five months since Sony released its last flagship Android smartphone, so clearly it’s time for another. Benchmarks have emerged of the Sony LT25 “Tsubasa”, with soruces speaking to Xperia Blog indicating that it will be a smartphone heading to multiple carriers across the world. Both LTE and HSPA+ models of the phone will be offered, with specs said to include a 720p screen, a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, and LTE connectivity.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core tops the benchmark charts [Hands-on]

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core tops the benchmark charts [Hands-on]

Qualcomm's been hard at work with their new quad-core chipset for mobile devices, and we've got one in our hands. Their brand new Snapdragon APQ8064 S4 Pro SoC packs quite the punch and we've just started taking it through it's paces. Announced and available starting earlier today, this developer device isn't for average users, but is a clear indication of what we can expect from Qualcomm later this year.

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Qualcomm talks mobile benchmarks, user experience, and AR

Qualcomm talks mobile benchmarks, user experience, and AR

Getting started here with Qualcomm we've jumped right into benchmarks. Something that has increasingly been playing a large role in smartphones as a whole, and consumers purchase decisions. Overall when it comes down to it benchmarks should not only test graphics or CPU, but the overall user experience on mobile computing devices.

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HTC 6435LVW with 1080p screen crushes benchmarks

HTC 6435LVW with 1080p screen crushes benchmarks

Is HTC working on a new device with monster performance and a 1080p screen? That may be the case if GLBenchmarks are to be believed. The HTC 6435LVW features a Qualcomm MSM8960 processor clocked at 1.5Ghz, but what makes it notable is its exceptional benchmark performance. The Egypt Offscreen 720p test reveals a score of 13,685, beating both the AT&T HTC One X and international Samsung Galaxy S III.

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