This month's issue
If you're thinking of upgrading to Microsoft's latest operating system, you may also be wanting a new PC that can take advantage of its fancy touch interface. In the latest issue of PC Advisor we look at a range of touchscreen laptops and tablets, plus a new breed of hybrids that are equally usable with or without their keyboard.
Of course, if you're not so keen on the kids smearing their greasy fingerprints all over your new toy, perhaps Windows 8 is not the way to go. We've been discussing Windows vs Mac for what feels like forever, but Apple's latest OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion may be the big cat that finally turns your head. We compare the two operating systems to see how they stack up against each other.
We've reviewed hardware of all shapes and sizes, from mini PCs that fit into the smallest of spaces, offering cooler, quieter operation and lower power consumption, to tiny laptop speakers with a big sound, Amazon's beefed-up Kindle Fire HD and a 20in mega-tablet from Sony.
And should you want to beef up or slim down to match your shiny new tech, we'll also show you how gadgets can help you to get fit.
Get all this, plus the usual news and analysis, how-to advice, reader Q&A and our unique top 5 charts in the July issue of PC Advisor.
On this month's Cover Disc:
Check out the full version of iolo System Mechanic Pro 11.5 System Mechanic is an all-in-one computer maintenance and repair program that combines System Mechanic’s superior performance-tuning capabilities with lab-certified protection against viruses and spyware.There's also the full three-month (extendable) version of G Data InternetSecurity 2013 G Data InternetSecurity 2013 is quick and easy to set up, works quietly in thebackground and does not slow down your system. Other lead programs include 1-abc.net Password Organizer 6.0, alongside Ashampoo Music Studio 2013
Plus additional, trials and shareware programs
You’ll need a touchscreen if you want to make the most of the new Modern UI in Windows 8, but touchscreen devices come in all shapes and sizes. We round up the best laptops and hybrids.
Tiny computers look good, fit into the smallest of spaces, and usually offer cooler, quieter operation and lower power consumption than their desktop counterparts. We review six highly capable mini PCs.
Windows 8 vs OS X 10.8
No longer the underdog, OS X is a worthy opponent to Windows 8 – in fact, some might say it’s better. We compare the two desktop operating systems to see how they stack up against each other.
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