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Latest Windows Buying Advice

  • Buying Advice: How to make Windows 8 work like Windows 7: the best free programs for Windows 8

    With Windows 8, Microsoft changed its desktop operating system beyond all recognition for many people. But underneath, it’s the same old Windows that you know and love. Here we explain how to use Windows 8 just the way you’ve always used Windows.

  • Buying Advice: Best free antivirus for PC or laptop

    Six great free antivirus programs for Windows PC, laptop and tablet. The best free antivirus for your PC.

  • Buying Advice: What tablet should I buy in 2014?

    With so many models of tablet now available it can be a complicated business trying to work out which one is the one you need. In this test we take twenty of the most popular models and put them through their paces. Here's where we help you decide what tablet you should buy in 2014.

  • Buying Advice: Windows tablet vs iPad Air

    We look at the value, performance and functionality offered by Windows tablets compared with iPads such as the iPad Air. It's Windows tablet vs iPad Air and everyone wins.

  • Buying Advice: How to buy a second-hand phone

    We explain how to choose the best secondhand phone, and offer advice on buying a used smartphone.

  • Buying Advice: Android vs Windows: what's best?

    Should you choose a Windows Phone or an Android smartphone? We can't answer that for you, but we can point out some of what's good, and what is bad about both Windows Phone and Android. Our guide to two of the best alternatives to iPhone.

  • Buying Advice: Windows 7 or 8: which is best for gaming?

    Which OS is best for gaming? Windows 7 or Windows 8? There’s plenty of heated debate on the subject, but the answer is fairly straightforward.

  • Buying Advice: How much should I pay for a tablet?

    Tablets are great devices for all sorts of things, but how much should you pay for one? We take look at the tablet market and what your money can get you.

  • Buying Advice: Windows 8 tablets buying advice

    It's a confusing time to be buying a Windows 8 tablet. Should you go for a combined laptop and tablet - a so-called hybrid - or a 'proper' tablet? What about Windows RT? We answer these and more questions in our in-depth Windows 8 tablet buying advice.

  • Buying Advice: Windows 8 price in UK

    Microsoft will change the price of Windows 8, its latest operating system, on February 1 2013. Here's everything you need to know about the Windows 8 price in the UK.

  • Buying Advice: Android vs iPhone vs Windows Phone 8

    If you are in the market for a new smartphone, the choice can be bewildering. Here's our advice on how to choose your next mobile phone.

  • Buying Advice: How to buy a Windows XP laptop

    Our Helproom Editor offers buying advice on where to buy a laptop that runs Windows XP.

  • Buying Advice: Nokia Lumia 920 versus HTC 8X: Windows Phone 8 showdown

    We compared the high-end Windows 8 phones from HTC and Nokia, the HTC Windows Phone 8X and the Nokia Lumia 920. Both feature a powerful dual-core processor, a unibody design, and a high-res display. We tested them to find out which one is best.

  • Buying Advice: Best place to buy a smartphone

    The best places from which to buy a smartphone, including high street stores and supermarkets, direct from vendors and via online retailers.

  • Buying Advice: Which is better: Android or Windows Phone?

    One of the questions we are asked most often is which is better: Android or Windows Phone? The good news for smartphone fans who don't fancy being locked into Apple's world or tied to a BlackBerry is that there are now two great alternatives: Google Android and Windows Phone. Here we compare Android and Windows Phone.

  • Buying Advice: Logitech t620 Touch Mouse & t400 Zone Touch Mouse review: made for Windows 8

    Logitech has done a fine job bringing mice to the market that at least partially compensate for the lack of a touch screen on a Windows 8 system. Unless you have just purchased a brand new all-in-one system or notebook with built-in touchscreen, chances are slim to none that you own a touchscreen display that adheres to Microsoft’s requirements. With the t620, Logitech succeeded best in our opinion: this mouse offers serious added functionality for Windows 8, that in our experience you will actually use and enjoy. The t400's extra functions are far more limited, too limited to really consider this a true Windows 8 mouse.

  • Buying Advice: Windows 8 laptops and PCs buying advice

    Windows 8 is here, and if you are buying a new computer you will be welcoming into your life Microsoft’s ground-breaking operating system. We put through their paces the first Windows 8 desktop PCs and laptops.

  • Buying Advice: Should I upgrade to Windows Phone 8?

    Is it worth upgrading to Windows Phone 8? Windows Phone 8 has been extended, further developed and improved compared to version 7.5. We've taken a look at the new features and changes so you can decide.

  • Buying Advice: ASUS ET2220 review: 22-inch all-in-one with Windows 8

    Manufacturers are putting in overtime to get the first Windows 8 laptops, tablets and all-in-ones ready for 26 October. The first to arrive at the Hardware.Info offices came from ASUS in the form of the ET2220, a 22-inch all-in-one touchscreen with a modern design optimised for the Windows 8 experience.

  • Buying Advice: Buy a touchscreen display for a Windows 8 PC

    Windows 8 is really all about having a touchscreen interface - so if you are buying a display for your PC, you'd be well served to get one that is equally adept at running Windows 7 and Windows 8. Here's our guide to buying a display for Windows 8.

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