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Chris Martin

Chris Martin

Chris is Consumer Tech Editor at PC Advisor covering news, reviews, features, opinion and video content. Chris can be found writing about almost anything to do with technology but he focuses on mobile, particularly smartphones and tablets. Far from a fanboy, Chris likes getting the best of both worlds by using various operating systems including, but not limited to, Android, iOS and Windows 8.

When Chris isn't up to the eyeballs in kit, he likes to carve up the slopes on his skis followed by a nice pint of ale. He's also a keen gamer, musician, sportsman and Tottenham Hotspur supporter.


 

Articles by Chris Martin


News: 
Tesco smartphone and Hudl 2 tablet to launch this year: Release dates and more

Tesco will launch its Hudl 2 tablet in September followed by an own-brand smartphone, both with Android.

News: 
EE's own-brand Kestrel goes on sale as UK's cheapest 4G smartphone

EE's first own-brand 4G smartphone, the Kestrel, which is free on plans starting at just £13.99 per month, has gone on sale in the UK.

Features: 
What is Project Ara? Google's modular smartphone release date and price

Google's Project Ara - if successful - would allow you to build your own smartphone. We explain how it works, including release date and price

Video: 
Samsung Gear 2 video review: Tizen smartwatch offers style and substance at a price

We take an in-depth look at Samsung's latest flagship smartwatch, the Gear 2. Watch to find out our verdict on the Tizen-powered wearable.

News: 
Motorola to launch Moto G follow-up smartphone this month: Possible Moto E inbound

Motorola has set a date for a new smartphone launch in London which will likely be a budget follow-up to the Moto G.

Features: 
Acer announces new Aspire E laptops and first Intel Core i3 Chromebook

Acer has revealed its new Aspire E budget laptop range and an upcoming Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 processor.

Review: 
Acer Iconia One 7 hands-on review: Budget Android tablet is cheap and cheerful but nothing more

Acer's latest budget Android tablet is the Iconia One 7 so read our hands-on review to see if this colourful device can crack the formula.

Review: 
Acer Iconia Tab 7 hands-on review: Budget Android tablet has 3G data and phone calls

Acer's new Iconia Tab 7 is a budget Android tablet with 3G connectivity and the ability to make calls. Read our hands-on review.

Review: 
Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on review: Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device

Read our hands-on review of Acer's Aspire Switch 10, the Windows 8.1 laptop and tablet 2 in 1 which can transform into four different modes.

News: 
Acer announces Liquid Jade smartphone and Liquid Leap smartwatch

Acer has announced the Android Liquid Jade smartphone and a Liquid Leap smartwatch in New York.


 

Comments by Chris Martin


News: 
Sony PlayStation TV release date, price and specs: What is PlayStation TV?

Can't see any reason why not. You don't have to hook a freeview box up to a TV if you don't want - a monitor is just a dumb TV really.

Features: 
How to watch E3 2014 live: Microsoft, EA, Sony, Ubisoft and Nintendo press conferences

Updated with links for all but Nintndo now. Enjoy

Review: 
Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on review: Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device

The article says 'late May' which is what Acer said. So about now!

Review: 
Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on review: Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device

There are 2 keyboards. One with a HDD and one without.

Review: 
Acer Aspire Switch 10 hands-on review: Windows 8 tablet and laptop in one device

I took a picture of it in my hand so I think it happened. The spec sheet I have says 585g for the tablet and 1.2kg for the keyboard with a hard drive.

Review: 
Roku Streaming Stick review: Chromecast rival packs a punch

Fair comments, Mike. The remote thing is a personal choice but we definitely think most users will find it easier to understand and work the Roku…

Review: 
Samsung Gear 2 Neo: World's first Tizen smartwatch is impressive

Clove has it in stock http://www.clove.co.uk/samsung...

News: 
Sonos adds Google Play Music streaming service to wireless Hi-Fi system

Shame it's not a Surface Pro for the desktop application. I've spoken to Sonos about Windows Phone support and they feel the platform doesn't have…

Review: 
HTC One M8 vs iPhone 5s comparison review: Duo Camera takes on Touch ID fingerprint scanner

You'll be asleep for a while. The iPhone 5s is still relevant despite being around for a few months now and will be until probably September. And…

Review: 
HTC One M8 vs iPhone 5s comparison review: Duo Camera takes on Touch ID fingerprint scanner

Added both. We hadn't finished testing the HTC battery life.

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Apple MacBook Air (11-inch, 256GB, Early 2014) lab tests and benchmarks

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Google to ship first Project Ara developer boards in July