Lockdown laptops: affordable options for those stuck at home | Technology

With a full return to work, school and spending time with family in real life rather than on a video call still not in sight, you may have finally decided that it is worth buying a new laptop. If you want an affordable computer there are lots to choose from, Continue Reading

Surface Go 2 review: Microsoft’s smaller, cheaper Windows 10 tablet | Technology

The Surface Go 2 is Microsoft’s second iteration of its low-cost, smaller tablet computer and continues to prove that cheap Windows PCs don’t have to be terrible. The Surface Go 2 starts at £399, but for that you don’t get the £100 Type Cover keyboard, which is a must-have. That Continue Reading

Microsoft launches faster Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 | Technology

Microsoft is launching a revamped line of its most powerful and cheapest Windows 10 PCs, the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2, as it adjusts to continue operations during the pandemic. The new products, announced by blog post rather than an event, are Microsoft’s premium computers competing directly with Continue Reading

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: the best Windows 10 tablet PC you can buy | Technology

The Surface Pro 7 is an update of the excellent Surface Pro 6 with new processors and, finally, a USB-C port. That means the design of the new Surface Pro 7 hasn’t changed since the 2017 Surface Pro 5, with Microsoft taking an “if it ain’t broke” approach. It’s competitively Continue Reading

Microsoft Surface Pro X review: not yet ready for prime time | Technology

The Surface Pro X is a glimpse of an ARM-powered Windows future, combining the best bits of phones and computers, but while that future is closer than ever, it isn’t quite ready yet. The new £999 Surface Pro X might look like the rest of Microsoft’s Surface tablets on the Continue Reading

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 review: still sleek, just no longer unique | Technology

Microsoft’s top-quality laptop is now in its third generation, with new ports, new processors and a slight redesign, with the option to ditch the unique Alcantara for plain old aluminium. The £999 and up Surface Laptop 3 is Microsoft’s vision of what a traditional laptop should be. For the most Continue Reading

What’s the minimum specification for someone buying a PC? | Technology

I am working on a project that helps various groups in the community to become more PC proficient, and some clients now wish to purchase their own systems for the first time. What is the best advice to give them about specifications etc, bearing in mind their finite budgets? A Continue Reading