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Best laptops 2019: Dell, Apple, Acer and more

The best notebooks, ultrabooks and ultraportables around
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windows 10 vs windows 8.1

We rate Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 in a number of key categories for professional users
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Redmond operating system smack-down
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Surface Pro 3 review: Everything you need to know

Microsoft may have just fixed Surface Pro 3 battery issue
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HP Elite x2 1011 G1 review

A Windows hybrid with some MacBook-style tricks up its sleeve
27 Aug 2015
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toshiba portege z20t review

The business Windows 8 hybrid that almost gets it right
22 Jul 2015
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Toshiba Satellite Click Mini review

Small but not perfectly formed
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How to back up a Windows machine

We take you step-by-step through how to back up your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machine
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Top 10 Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 apps for 2015

Our collection of the best and most popular Windows 8.1and Windows 10 apps to download in 2015
9 Jun 2015
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Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1: What’s new?

Windows 10 brings back the Start Button, adds multiple desktops & an adaptable interface
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Gov ends £5.5m XP custom support contract

But the Met and NHS are still using XP, leaving them potentially exposed to hackers
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Windows Phone 8.1 review

Update introduces enhanced notifications, customisation and enterprise features along with the Cortana personal assistant
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Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 review

A Windows 8.1 tablet with Office 365 (1-year subscription) available for a bargain £120
23 Feb 2015
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Dell Latitude 13 7000 Series

Find out how the Core M hybrid stacks up in terms of performance and battery life...
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Google risks Microsoft's ire, revealing new Windows 8.1 bug

Google goes public once more with details about Windows security flaw. How will Microsoft respond?
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Microsoft blasts Google over Windows 8.1 bug report

Redmond claims Google was wrong to publicly disclose flaw as it was days away from being fixed
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Google exposes Windows 8.1 security flaw

The search giant has uncovered a security hole in Windows 8.1 Microsoft reportedly failed to patch within its 90-day deadline
6 Jan 2015
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Windows 8.1 market share leaps ahead

Adoption of Windows 8 and 8.1 shot up in October, marking the OS’ biggest leap in market share to date
3 Nov 2014
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Microsoft tells developers to target Windows 8.1

Microsoft has released data urging app developers to target Windows 8.1 and include in-app purchases
30 Sep 2014
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Windows 8 adoption rates lower than Windows Vista

Despite ongoing hatred directed at Windows Vista, the operating system was more popular than Windows 8
5 Sep 2014
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Windows 9 to be free for Windows 8.1 users?

Windows 9 is rumoured to be a free update for Windows 8.1 users, with more incentives for other customers
28 Aug 2014
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MacBook Pro 13in vs Surface Pro 3 review: Which is better?

OS X and Windows 8.1 battle it out to see is if the hybrid is better than the laptop
22 Aug 2014
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HP Stream specifications revealed

$199 Windows 8.1 laptop to have a 14in screen, AMD processor & 100GB of cloud storage
19 Aug 2014