This week saw the UK release of the latest dual-core smartphone - the Motorola Atrix - that can also act as a nettop computer when combined with a keyboard. We give you the full lowdown in our in-depth review.
We also spent some time testing out the Panasonic Lumix TZ20, the follow up to the TZ10 - the most popular compact camera in 2010. We've also dispelled some myths about the new Beats by Dr, Dre Solo headphones.
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It's been out Stateside for a couple of moons already, but the Motorola Atrix has now arrived on British shores and it's unique. That's not a word we're able to use very often these days, but the Atrix has edged itself into a niche in the mobile phone world that didn't even exist until now. It's essentially a dual-core Android-powered smartphone that's also a home computer. Yep, carry it round in your pocket throughout the day and when you get home you can slot it into a keyboard-screen combo dock and it becomes a fully fledged laptop. Don't believe us? Read the review!
What do you get if you add a high-end audio company to a world renowned hip-hop producer, divided by a pair of £150 headphones? A missed opportunity, that's what. Dr. Dre has a big reputation to uphold, and the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones may be raking in the cash on the highstreet, they may look and feel sleek and stylish, but one thing's for sure – they sound horrible. Muddy midrange, blunted high end and hollow bass means Dr. Dre's claims to have produced studio-quality headphones are nothing but dust in the wind.
The Lumix TZ10 was by some distance the hottest compact of 2010. It dominated the sales charts thanks to its capabilities as a solid all rounder. Good sensor, excellent 12x zoom, great features. Super camera. The TZ20 has arrived to pick up where last year's model left off, and boasts new features including 16x zoom and a Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens which has an incredible reach of 24-384mm that effectively pins the cape on this super-zoom compact. It's the perfect family camera and produces punchy and sharp images that even seasoned photographers could be happy with. The one sticking point is that price…
Samsung's RC510 is a very powerful machine for the price. It isn't world-beating, and its graphical performance isn't as hefty as we'd hoped, but it's a solid machine with a clean, clever design. It's Intel's Core i3 that does the really hard work. It truly is a high-performance chip at a budget price.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC FS18 is clearly aimed at those wanting quality results with a straightforward approach to their photography. The camera would be ideal for those looking to give young teenagers or older family members an introduction to digital photography. The FS18's lightweight, ultra-compact package produces very good images, is simple to use and provides an excellent overall package for those with a smaller budget.
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