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HP Envy 14 Spectre Review

HP Envy 14 Spectre Review

The HP ENVY 14 Spectre was easily one of the most promising ultrabooks we saw at CES 2012, and a few months of waiting hasn't dampened our enthusiasm. The premium notebook combines high-end features and unique materials into a 14-inch body that's distinct from just about everything on the market, which is something you couldn't say for many of HP's previous entries in the ENVY line. Does this unique machine rise above the pack? Let' find out.

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Sony Tablet P Review

Sony Tablet P Review

In a tablet market that's flooded with similar offerings comes Sony and their Tablet P. With a unique clamshell design they can call their own that we've never seen from an Android this is truly a one-of-a-kind tablet. Is it worth the money or just an interesting wannabe Nintendo DS? We first heard about it back last year but now that it's available from AT&T lets dive into the full SlashGear review and see what we think.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultraportable Review

Dell XPS 13 Ultraportable Review

Dell has a reputation, deserved or not, as being a reliable, economical and (not to put too fine a point on it) dull choice when it comes to PCs. There have been many attempts to change rectify this; the first in recent memory was coincidentally titled the XPS 13. Various incarnations of this machine and others like the Adamo line have again and again tried to break this perception, and while admirable efforts, they’ve fallen mostly on deaf ears. Enter the XPS 13 Ultrabook, which utilizes Intel’s vague set of standards to hopefully stand above the crowd.

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Lenovo C325 all-in-one review

Lenovo C325 all-in-one review

The all-in-one form factor presents an interesting use case: it required much of the same external setup as a desktop, but uses laptop parts in most cases and has the same resistance to expansion. The most obviously attractive quality of the all-in-one is that it allows for comfortable desktop-style use while being “easy” - just plug in a mouse and keyboard and you're good to go. With the iMac occupying the top end and various HP and Lenovo consumer models grabbing space just below, there's room for a low-cost option: Lenovo's $599 C325.

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Sony Vita OS Review

Sony Vita OS Review

This week we're getting our first look at the Sony PS Vita, a device which is set to be officially set in stores for sale tomorrow, and the first live version of Vita OS. What the Vita operating system represents is not only a new look at handheld gaming, but the prospect of an operating system that is all Sony's own, and as Chris Davies will tell you, one that's more than ready to take on more screens than just the PS Vita. What we'll do here for you is run down and review the operating system on its own as well as specifically as it exists here in its first iteration: on the PS Vita portable PlayStation certified gaming system from Sony.

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Meizu MX Review

Meizu MX Review

While the Meizu electronics brand isn't that well known outside of China at the moment, they're certainly a brand to be reckoned with in the smartphone market, and if the Meizu MX is any indication, they'll be a whole lot more well known in the very near future. The device you see before you is a high-end Android device made for release in China only, but because of its 2G and 3G network bands, we're able to use it here in the USA with a micro SIM card from T-Mobile or AT&T, whichever we so choose to pop in. Because of this, the review of this device makes for a rather interesting exercise in testing Meizu on a global scale: can this MX smartphone stand up to the rest of the Android devices here in the USA?

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Dash Race for iPhone Review

Dash Race for iPhone Review

The game Dash Race is just about the most unique racing game you're going to find on any platform - and I say that having played my fair share. What you'll do in this iPhone-based pencil and grid racing game is draw lines from one square to the next, each player taking turns to see who can best the other in their mathematically calculated set of turns and straightaways. This game is derived from a game that you may have played while wasting time between classes in high school - in this case you won't have to do any of the calculating yourself (unless of course you want to.)

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WinZip for iOS Review

WinZip for iOS Review

It's time to make the opening of ZIP files easy, finally, on the the iOS platform for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This application takes files that have been compressed with the .ZIP file extension and opens them up for you - but more than that, it's able to show you what's inside without you having to run the files in other applications. In the example we've got here, a simple image is sent in a .ZIP file through email, opened in the basic Mail app, and the image is previewed inside WinZip.

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Pinterest for iPhone Review

Pinterest for iPhone Review

As the sharing environment and website known as Pinterest gain heavy steam in the art and design community around the world, it's only natural that the developers behind this already massively successful platform would create a mobile app. It's the iPhone 4S we're taking a look at Pinterest's version 1.4.2 app with, and it's the iPhone that this app is made for. What you'll find is that not only do you have most of the abilities you've got in the web browser version of this app at your disposal, the fact that you've got Pinterest in your hand rather than on your computer screen makes it more entertaining than ever before - and that's saying something, Pinterest is addicting!

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Motorola DROID 4 Review

Motorola DROID 4 Review

Finally the one-two-three punches of Verizon's 4G LTE, a dual-core processor, and an 8 megapixel camera capable of 1080p video has come to the DROID line of QWERTY keyboard-having Android devices. Those of you who are die-hard fans of the DROID line know that Verizon and Motorola have dipped in a few devices that strayed from the original power combo complete with QWERTY and may have had hard luck picking up the DROID 3 which, despite its having a decent processor and a fair but not too fantastic camera on the back, had no LTE and was released when Motorola's user interface change-over was at a bit of a strange point. Now the QWERTY DROID line is back and stronger than ever, and if you're not a person who minds the massiveness of the chassis here, you're in for a treat.

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