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Neowin: Nokia X Review

Neowin: Nokia X Review

Nokia was rumored to launch an Android based smartphone for over a year, but later reports indicated the project had been scrapped once Microsoft decided to purchase their Devices and Services division. Now, here we are nearly six months later…
Neowin: HP Envy Recline 23 review

Neowin: HP Envy Recline 23 review

Microsoft launched Windows 8 in October 2012 to a bevy of new laptop and tablet form factors, though computer manufacturers largely stayed with familiar computer styles. HP’s bucking that trend with the Envy Recline 23, which features a unique design…
Neowin: Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet review

Neowin: Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet review

When rumors began circulating that Nokia wanted to build a tablet, they were met with mixed reactions about how the company could stand out in a crowded room. With Microsoft running full force on the Surface brand and iPads and…
Neowin: Steam Machine Review

Neowin: Steam Machine Review

Over 400,000 Steam users were eligible for selection in the Steam Machine beta test. Only 300 were chosen. I never would’ve guessed I’d be one of them as the odds were certainly not in my favor. Being one of the…
Neowin: A month with the Xbox One

Neowin: A month with the Xbox One

32 days ago, I managed to buy an Xbox One console at a local GameStop store in Greenville, South Carolina. I joined the many people who bought over one million units of Microsoft's latest game console in its first 24…
Neowin: Xbox One review

Neowin: Xbox One review

When Microsoft launched the Xbox 360 eight years ago, it was "just" a game console that could also connect to the Internet to play online and download smaller games along with DLC packs. Oh, and it could also play DVDs…
Neowin: BlackBerry Z30 review

Neowin: BlackBerry Z30 review

BlackBerry is in a tough spot, with consumers leaving the brand faster than a burning platform, and with carriers now turning a cold shoulder to the once dominant smartphone vendor, what’s a company to do? Well, for now, it seems,…
Neowin: Firefox OS Review

Neowin: Firefox OS Review

You have to respect a company or organization that tries to reinvent itself. It’s never easy, it usually comes with a lot of criticism and birthing pains, and if they make it to the other side, they’ll never be the…
Neowin: Google Nexus 7 (2013) review

Neowin: Google Nexus 7 (2013) review

The evolution of the tablet has been one of the most interesting, and certainly among the most significant, developments in personal computing history. Its genesis arguably lies in science fiction, with tablet-like devices featuring in movies, such as 2001: A…
Neowin: Microsoft Surface 2 review

Neowin: Microsoft Surface 2 review

The Surface 2 represents a fresh start for Microsoft’s tablet line. Sure, you could easily say that it’s the second installment of the Surface RT (now simply called Surface), but with a new marketing campaign, beefed up internals and an…
Neowin: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

Neowin: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review

Samsung has been crowned the King of Android, as it seems that every other Android vendor is struggling to catch-up to Samsung’s titanic market share. Their Galaxy line of Android phones have become well known with consumers and the Galaxy…
Neowin reviews Windows 8.1

Neowin reviews Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is the start of something new for Microsoft. It’s a dynamic shift in strategy for its core OS and it is also a refinement to Windows 8, one that will likely shift the tide in terms of user…