IFA Hands-on

Acer DA241HL 24-inch AiO hands-on: Android-powered multitasking

Acer DA241HL 24-inch AiO hands-on: Android-powered multitasking

Acer's DA241HL AIO machine was introduced earlier this week as the first Android 4.2 all-in-one system to support multitasking, gaming, Web browsing and video with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. This Acer system was shown off here at IFA 2013, and we got some one-on-one time with the system, giving it a run through to see if holds up to the company's claims.

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Acer Iconia A3 hands-on: budget hunting on a 10.1-inch tablet

Acer Iconia A3 hands-on: budget hunting on a 10.1-inch tablet

In the Acer Iconia A3 sits a combination of specifications that make for a rather solid 10.1-inch tablet for basic entertainment. It's not the biggest and the best, but it's certainly not sitting on the low end - this is Acer's newest venture into the tablet universe, complete with their own software suite sitting on top of Android 4.2. Up front you've got a 10.1-inch IPS LCD with LED backlighting and a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution.

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Acer Liquid S2 hands-on: 4K video recording in your pocket

Acer Liquid S2 hands-on: 4K video recording in your pocket

At IFA 2013 this week, we got our hands on the Acer Liquid S2, a powerhouse of a smartphone that brings 4K video recording to your mobile. With the Liquid S2, Acer has built upon the foundation it laid with the Liquid S1 handset from earlier this summer, bringing with it a variety of spec increases both inside and out.

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Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus hands-on: aiming for your iPad

Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus hands-on: aiming for your iPad

First introduced in the middle of last month, Wacom has shown off its Intuos Creative Stylus for the iPad, a pen offering that aims to make drawing on the Apple slate feel more authentic and variable. The stylus is being offered in black and a blue/black design and is supported by a variety of known art apps, among them being Wacom's own Bamboo Paper.

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Jabra Solemate Mini hands on: big sound meets ultra-portable

Jabra Solemate Mini hands on: big sound meets ultra-portable

Jabra introduced its original Solemate wireless speaker late last year, and as we noted in our hands-on, it was about the weight and size of your average water bottle. For those who need something with more portability, the company is back with a new offering, the Jabra Solemate Mini, which it hails as an ultra-portable design with "surprisingly big sound."

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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro hands-on: refining the multi-mode flagship

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro hands-on: refining the multi-mode flagship

Lenovo has built upon its original Yoga foundation with the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, a so-called multi-mode notebook that will be familiar to anyone who got their hands on the original model. We got some hands-on time with the laptop here at IFA 2013 and have returned with a gallery and our impressions of the next-generation device.

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Lenovo Vibe X hands-on: staying in stride with the top tier

Lenovo Vibe X hands-on: staying in stride with the top tier

At the last CES event, we got our hands on Lenovo's K900 handset, a powerful smartphone that has been eclipsed by the company's latest offering, the Lenovo Vibe X. With the Vibe X comes some of the features we liked most about the K900 wrapped in a modern makeover for the 2013 consumer sphere. We got our hands on Lenovo's newest toy here at IFA 2013, and you can check out our impression of it after the jump.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Camera stars in… Galaxy Camera sample shots

Samsung’s Galaxy Camera stars in… Galaxy Camera sample shots

Prepare to get that meta feeling: when we caught up with Samsung for some post-unveil Galaxy Camera play, we thought what better to make the subject of our sample shot gallery than the Android camera itself. So, two Galaxy Cameras in hand (and with a couple of Galaxy Note II units along for the ride) we set out to put the Android snapper through its paces. Read on for sample photos and video of the Galaxy Camera in action.

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Samsung Dual-Display Notebook concept hands-on

Samsung Dual-Display Notebook concept hands-on

Samsung's Windows 8 line-up at IFA wasn't limited to just the ATIV range; the company also had some interesting concepts to show, of which the most usable was a Dual-Display Notebook. Resembling one of Samsung's slick Windows ultrabooks from face-on, close the notebook's lid and there was a second display to be found, turning the machine into a slate-format tablet.

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Samsung Galaxy S III at IFA offers Jelly Bean and hands-on

Samsung Galaxy S III at IFA offers Jelly Bean and hands-on

This week we got a quick hands-on with the Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S III LTE at IFA 2012 running the next generation of Google software: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This operating system upgrade has not yet been released for the Samsung Galaxy S III anywhere else in the world, but Samsung has promised that it will be out "very soon." We also got a Speed Test result for those of you wanting to see how fast the Vodafone LTE network can be in Germany.

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Samsung Series 9 WQHD: Hands-on with Sammy’s Retina retort

Samsung Series 9 WQHD: Hands-on with Sammy’s Retina retort

Samsung normally isn't shy about showing off its manufacturing prowess, so imagine our surprise to find the company had snuck a super-high-resolution ultrabook onto the IFA show floor. The Samsung Series 9 WQHD ultrabook is billed as a concept right now, but it's one we're hoping the Koreans bring to market sooner rather than later: taking pride of place is a 13-inch 2,560 x 1,440 display with a matte finnish, for smooth graphics on a par with the glorious visuals from Apple's MacBook Pro with Retina Display.

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HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4, SpectreXT, and ENVY x2 hands-on

HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4, SpectreXT, and ENVY x2 hands-on

This week we've gotten the opportunity to have a peek at three of HP's newest touchscreen notebooks, each of them having been announced just this week and each of them coming with no less than Windows 8 right out of the box. The first of these is the HP SpectreXT TouchSmart Ultrabook - a device working with a 15.6-inch IPS LCD screen and Radiance Full HD for brilliant visuals. Next is the HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4 with a 14-inch multitouch HD display and Beats Audio under the hood. Then there's the lovely HP ENVY x2, complete with its own detachable tablet PC portion making this a Windows 8 "hybrid PC" - a PC first, and a tablet second.

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