We like new toys at TechRadar, and this week Google gave us lots to play with. There's a new tablet (the Nexus 7 2), a digital TV dongle and a spanking new version of Android. The second incarnation of the Nexus is slightly more expensive - $229 versus the original's $199 - but you get a lot more for your money.
As Jon Mundy reports, "The highly anticipated reboot features full HD resolution - 1920 x 1200 - making this the highest resolution 7-inch tablet." Mundy also compared the new Nexus to the Kindle Fire HD and iPad mini, and found Google in front on performance. The Nexus also comes with the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.3.
Google’s other product launch was the $35 Chromecast. It's a clever little thing, plugging into your TV's HDMI port and enabling you to access web video and control it with your smartphone, tablet or PC. Plus, every customer gets three months of Netflix thrown in, which almost covers the cost of the device. Chromecast ships in the US in two weeks. Other countries will have to wait a little longer.
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Like many passionate gamers, I woke up in the early hours of a Sydney morning back in May to hear Microsoft's vision for its Xbox One games console [writes Nick Broughall]. And like many passionate gamers, I wish I'd slept in. One thought struck me while watching the keynote's live stream: the console has been made for the US market. Read more
You could win an iPad 4 (16GB, Wi-Fi + 3G) courtesy of EuroSmartz, plus a suite of business applications including the newly launched AltaMail - one of the most powerful and fully functional email apps around. That's a bundle worth over £510.
The E-P5 is one of the most fun cameras we've used recently, and also one of the most impressively performing. Image quality is superb, while handling is sensible and intuitive. It's pretty stylish too.
This super-slim 3D Blu-ray player Ultra HD upscaling is a great all-rounder, and perfect for tarting up a TV. Kudos goes to Samsung for its excellent file support from both USB flash drives and streaming.
The Nexus 7 is a strong performer and astounding value for money. If you're on a budget, this is the tablet to buy. Even if you're not, it's well worth considering, as its specs and performance make it competitive with tablets twice the price.
Do you eschew Apple's high prices, join the Android brigade and find the best iPad alternative? Or do you give in to near-perfection and the get the new iPad? Luckily we've made it easy for you and pulled together the top 10 tablets.
The Samsung UE32F5000 LCD TV for £276.44 is our bargain of the week. Reviews Editor James Rivington says: "32 inches is a hot area for TV bargains and this one from Samsung is a humdinger. Slim lines, Freeview HD tuner and a 1080p screen are the headline features on offer, and the TV also adds a welcome element of 'smart'." There's a bunch of other good deals as well this week, so click through to see the full selection.
Versatility is the name of the game in the modern world - so why would you settle for anything less with your gadgets? Lenovo's Yoga brings you all of the functionality you need, without making any compromises. Its four-way folding keyboard lets you use the Yoga as a laptop, a tablet or for displays and presentations. And in Windows 8, it has an operating system that's superb with touch and keyboard.