Darien Graham-Smith

Recent articles by Darien Graham-Smith

Meet the Lenovo Yoga Book, the weirdest laptop of 2016

Meet the Lenovo Yoga Book, the weirdest laptop of 2016

Gloriously slim and lightweight but there are cons.
Darien Graham-Smith Dec 11 2016, 5:07PM Reviews
If you only read one Windows 10 review, this should be it

If you only read one Windows 10 review, this should be it

Deep dive into the new OS.
Darien Graham-Smith , Jonathan Bray Jul 31 2015, 6:22AM Software
Reality check: no, Microsoft isn't going 'freemium'

Reality check: no, Microsoft isn't going 'freemium'

[Comment] Vendor changing strategy, but not being foolish.
Darien Graham-Smith Mar 18 2015, 7:46AM Software
Review: why Windows 10 no longer feels like Windows 8

Review: why Windows 10 no longer feels like Windows 8

Early verdict on the January 2015 build of Microsoft's OS.
Darien Graham-Smith Jan 29 2015, 7:45AM Software
Intel's Broadwell: 14 new CPUs at a glance

Intel's Broadwell: 14 new CPUs at a glance

Focuses on battery life rather than performance.
Darien Graham-Smith Jan 16 2015, 7:54AM Hardware
Adobe Creative Cloud 2014: the full review

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014: the full review

This year's update brings myriad improvements, apps and more.
Darien Graham-Smith Jun 29 2014, 2:06PM Reviews
Intel lifts lid on new generation of Chromebooks

Intel lifts lid on new generation of Chromebooks

New chips promise better performance.
Darien Graham-Smith May 7 2014, 10:01AM Hardware
Avoid SSDs for important files: Data specialist

Avoid SSDs for important files: Data specialist

Precious data best preserved on mechanical disks, claims data recovery specialist.
Darien Graham-Smith Nov 21 2013, 9:14AM Data centre
First look: HP Envy x2

First look: HP Envy x2

A stylish Windows 8 hybrid with great battery life – but the price is too high.
Darien Graham-Smith May 9 2013, 11:21AM Reviews
Tutorial: Imaging your hard disk to protect your data

Tutorial: Imaging your hard disk to protect your data

Walkthrough for complete computer backups, moving an OS and more.
Darien Graham-Smith Mar 5 2012, 9:18AM Hardware
What goes on inside the CPU

What goes on inside the CPU

The slug of silicon at the heart of your CPU.
Darien Graham-Smith Mar 5 2012, 9:17AM Hardware
Intel opens new energy lab in Ireland

Intel opens new energy lab in Ireland

Aims to reduce power wastage in electronic devices.
Darien Graham-Smith Oct 14 2011, 8:54AM Hardware
Apple Mac Mini: An updated box of tricks that is faster, cheaper and more tempting than before

Apple Mac Mini: An updated box of tricks that is faster, cheaper and more tempting than before

Apple's new Mac Mini gets a Sandy Bridge upgrade, turning it into a very able little computer
Darien Graham-Smith Aug 30 2011, 12:18PM Reviews
Intel unveils new “Tri-Gate” transistors

Intel unveils new “Tri-Gate” transistors

Three-dimensional transistors to increase processor performance by more a third.
Darien Graham-Smith May 5 2011, 2:58PM Hardware
Ubuntu Linux 11.04

Ubuntu Linux 11.04

The latest edition of Canonical's free operating system brings a new front-end to the popular Windows alternative
Darien Graham-Smith May 3 2011, 7:14AM Reviews
Intel unveils next-generation Xeons with ten cores

Intel unveils next-generation Xeons with ten cores

Intel's new Xeon processors promise a performance boost of up to 40%.
Darien Graham-Smith Apr 6 2011, 9:15AM Hardware
Reviewed: StorageCraft Shadowprotect Desktop 4

Reviewed: StorageCraft Shadowprotect Desktop 4

A simple backup tool, but it's functional and well put together.
Darien Graham-Smith Mar 18 2011, 9:11AM Reviews
First Look: Intel's Sandy Bridge CPU lineup rewrites the rules

First Look: Intel's Sandy Bridge CPU lineup rewrites the rules

Intel's new CPU architecture redefines performance.
Darien Graham-Smith Jan 19 2011, 1:55PM Reviews
Review: Buffalo Drivestation 1TB

Review: Buffalo Drivestation 1TB

A basic, affordable drive with good performance.
Darien Graham-Smith Dec 13 2010, 2:53PM Reviews
AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011

The latest version of our recommended free security package is here: will new features help it keep its crown?
Darien Graham-Smith Nov 5 2010, 8:27AM Reviews

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