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Latest Windows Buying Advice

  • Buying Advice: Grey market tech: the pros, cons & risks of buying from overseas

    If you're in the market for a cheap phone or other tech you may have noticed the crazy-cheap prices on sites such as Geekbuying, Coolicool and GearBest, but are these sites dodgy and should you buy from them? Here we examine the pros, cons and risks associated with buying grey market tech.

  • Buying Advice: Which tablet to buy? Best tablet PCs of 2015

    What to look for when buying a tablet PC. How to choose your tablet. We explain tablet specs, tablet features, and the best tablets in the UK in 2015. Here's our tablet PC buying advice.

  • Buying Advice: How to choose a new PC or laptop for the elderly

    Some of us have been lucky enough to have access to computers all our lives, but for the older generation computing hasn't always been so easily accessible. Here we discuss how to choose the best PC or laptop for the elderly.

  • Buying Advice: Will the Microsoft Surface RT get Windows 10?

    Lots of you are wondering whether you'll be able to install Windows 10 on your existing hardware. Here we look at whether the Microsoft Surface RT tablet will get Windows 10.

  • Buying Advice: Should you pay for internet security software?

    Do you need to pay for internet security software, or is free antivirus alone enough to protect your computer on the internet? Why free antivirus is plenty good enough for your PC - never pay for security software.

  • 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: 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.

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